Lecture 17 Artifacts, Numismatics, Epigraphy

Lecture 17 Artifacts, Numismatics, Epigraphy - Ancient...

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Unformatted text preview: Ancient Technology, Numismatics, Epigraphy April 6, 2010 Major Artifact Categories Stone: stone tools (lithics), statuary, inscriptions Wood and Plant Fibers: Baskets, papyrus, clothing Leather and other animal products Leather items: shoes, bags, clothing Pottery and other ceramics: Roof tiles, pottery table and storage vessels, ovens Metals Jewelry, weapons, tools, metal vessels, mirrors, coins Glass: Vessels, jewelry Lithics Paleolothic Crete http://averyremoteperiodindeed.blogspot.com/2010 /03/quartz-cretan-handaxes-and-paleolithic.html http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/53219 /title/Ancient_hominids_may_have_been_seafarers c. 130,000 years BP Wood, Plant Fibers Wood, Plant Fibers Pottery Glass Portland Vase Early 1 st C. BCE Metals Numismatics Study of ancient coins Material Production Imagery Text Message? Hadrianic gold coin Alexander the Great Greek Coins Athenian silver tetradrachm 450-406 BCE Gold octadrachm from the reign of Ptolemy III Euergetes, 246 - 221 BC. Reverse view: jugate busts of Ptolemy II and Arsinoe II Obverse Reverse Roman Coins...
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Lecture 17 Artifacts, Numismatics, Epigraphy - Ancient...

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