Technology of the Ancient Near East : From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Period, Paperback / softback Book

Technology of the Ancient Near East : From the Neolithic to the Early Roman Period Paperback / softback


Peoples of the distant past lived comfortably in cities that boasted well-conceived urban planning, monumental architecture, running water, artistic expression, knowledge of mathematics and medicine, and more.

Without the benefits of modern technology, they enjoyed all the accoutrements of modern civilization.

Technology of the Ancient Near East brings together in a single volume what is known about the technology behind these acheivements, based on the archaeological, textual, historic, and scientific data drawn from a wide range of sources, focusing on subjects such as warfare, construction, metallurgy, ceramics and glass, water management, and time keeping.

These technologies are discussed within the cultural, historic, and socio-economic contexts within which they were invented and the book emphasises these as the foundation upon which modern technology is based.

In so doing, this study elucidates the ingenuity of ancient minds, offering an invaluable introduction for students of ancient technology and science.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 326 pages, 80 Halftones, black and white; 80 Illustrations, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
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  • Category: Classical history / classical civilisation
  • ISBN: 9780815393696

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