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Ancient Technology

What’s in an Experiment? Roman Fish Sauce: an Experiment in Archaeology

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Sally Grainger
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In the summer of 2009 I was engaged in the preliminary preparations for extensive experiments to manufacture fish sauces for my MA dissertation in Archaeology at Reading University. In my previous research into Roman food, it was clear that it was not going to be possible to truly understand ancient cuisine without...

Anatomy of Prehispanic Bells - Study of an Ancient Lost Process

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Raúl Ybarra
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The elaboration of bells in the Prehispanic Era was of great importance due to the special meaning attributed to them in religious ceremonies. Today, knowledge of the techniques that were used in their fabrication is scant and lacking in detail. For that reason, the objective of the present study was to carry out a morphological study of bells from western Mexico...