Presenting a systematic look at the utilization of rock and mineral materials from prehistoric times through to the 17th century AD, this book gives more than 800 references and has almost world-wide coverage. It includes maps showing the location of major rock, mineral and ore deposi... ts. 71 illus., 8 tabs.
This book presents a systematic look at the utilization of rock and mineral materials from prehistoric times through the 17th century ACE. The coverage is nearly world-wide and gives more than 800 references. Among the numerous illustrations are maps showing the location of major rock, mineral, and ore deposits, as well as photos and drawings of minerals, artifacts, statues, and large structures. Major portions of this book are based on 34 years of experience the author has doing geoarchaeology, archaeomineralogy, and archaeometallurgy in more than a dozen countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and North America.
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