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Publisher: Eisenbrauns
ISBN10: 1575060426 ISBN13: 9781575060422 DDC: 930 Edition: Hardcover; 1999-11


This is the first systematic attempt to survey in detail the archaeological evidence for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia (c. 8000-300 BC). P.R.S. Moorey reviews briefly the textual evidence, and goes on to examine in detail a wide range of crafts and materials: stones, both common and ornamental, animal products, ceramics, glazed materials and glass, metals, and building materials. With a comprehensive bibliography, this generously illustrated volume will be a key work of reference for archaeologists and those interested in the early history of crafts and technology, as well as for specialists in the ancient Near East.


  • Dewey Decimal: 930

Book Details

  • Physical Description: 8.5"x10.7"x1.3"; 3.1 lb; 436 pages
  • Edition Info: Hardcover; 1999-11


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