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Ancient Jewellery (Interpreting the Past)
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Ancient Jewellery (Interpreting the Past) by Jack Ogden

Jewellery has a rare power to communicate, even across millennia, the feelings, beliefs, and aspirations of the people who wore it. Jewellery also contributes to the study of ancient art and metalworking techniques, for great skill was required to create what are often small-scale works of art. But the importance of surviving artifacts of the jewellers craft--quite apart from the inherent attraction of individual pieces--is now increasing as the number of new scientific techniques available to archaeologists expands, complementing the more traditional methods of analysis. This book shows how important ancient jewellery is to interpreting the past.

Author: Jack Ogden

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 64

Publisher: University of California Press

Publication Date: 1992-07-07

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