By Marcos Martinón-Torres,Thilo Rehren

utilizing a mix of ancient, archaeological, and medical facts isn't really an unusual examine perform. infrequently discovered, even though, is a extra overt severe attention of ways those assets of data relate to one another, or particular makes an attempt at constructing winning options for interdisciplinary paintings. The authors during this quantity offer such serious views, studying fabrics from a variety of cultures and time sessions to illustrate the extra worth of mixing of their examine possible incompatible or perhaps contradictory resources. Case experiences comprise explorations of the symbolism of flint knives in historical Egypt, the which means of cuneiform glass texts, medieval metallurgical traditions, and concrete archaeology at business websites. This quantity is noteworthy, because it bargains novel contributions to express issues, in addition to primary reflections at the difficulties and potentials of the interdisciplinary research of the human past.

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