The Resource The stone of life : the archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c AD 500, David Peacock ; with illustrations by Chris Green

The stone of life : the archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c AD 500, David Peacock ; with illustrations by Chris Green

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The stone of life : the archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c AD 500
Title
The stone of life
Title remainder
the archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c AD 500
Statement of responsibility
David Peacock ; with illustrations by Chris Green
Title variation
Archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c. AD 500
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Author
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Subject
Language
eng
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UKMGB
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Peacock, D. P. S
Dewey number
664.7200936
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • photographs
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
GN799.F6
LC item number
P43 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Green, Chris
Series statement
Southampton monographs in archaeology
Series volume
new series 1
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Flour mills
  • Stone implements
  • Flint implements
  • Lithic implements
  • Implements, utensils, etc
  • Europe
Target audience
specialized
Label
The stone of life : the archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c AD 500, David Peacock ; with illustrations by Chris Green
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-213) and index
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volume
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nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ethnography -- Types of saddle quern -- The origin of saddle querns -- The Neolithic -- Neolithic querns in action -- The exchange of Neolithic querns -- Neolithic quern quarries -- Conclusions: Neolithic querns and the spread of agriculture -- The Bronze Age -- Rock mortars and alternative grinding methods -- The Iron Age and later -- Origins -- Morphology of the Olynthus mill -- Operation of the Olynthus mill -- Chronology -- Sources -- Distribution -- Derivative types -- The Olynthus mill and the rotary mill -- The origin of the rotary quern -- Towards a classification of rotary querns -- Regional groups -- The Roman quern -- Introduction -- Typology -- The superstructure -- The substructure -- Rock type and sources -- Chronology and origin -- The Pompeian mill in the Middle East -- Ring mills -- Sequel -- Types of watermill -- The origins of the watermill -- Roman watermills -- Mill buildings and equipment -- Floating mills and tide mills -- Large millstones -- Typology and driving mechanism -- Date and find sites -- The nature of grain and its consumption -- The structure of grain -- Modern milling and flour assessment -- The problem of dehusking -- Experiment and production rates -- Experiment and flour quality -- Experiment and abrasion -- Introductory remarks: the role of the quarry -- Ethnographic evidence for quarrying and production -- Archaeological evidence for quarrying -- The social setting of rock extraction -- The chain operatoire -- Distribution: exchange and marketing -- From the material to the spiritual: mythology, religion and querns -- Querns, mills and fertility -- From quern to cult: the evidence of the artefacts -- From quern to cult: the pit phenomenon -- A chronological perspective -- Field collection and retention -- Examining form -- Surface textures -- Examining material -- Scientific methods of rock characterisation -- Organic residues -- Millstones and human pathology -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780992633608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), photographs (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862091930
  • (OCoLC)ocn862091930
Label
The stone of life : the archaeology of querns, mills and flour production in Europe up to c AD 500, David Peacock ; with illustrations by Chris Green
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 192-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: ethnography -- Types of saddle quern -- The origin of saddle querns -- The Neolithic -- Neolithic querns in action -- The exchange of Neolithic querns -- Neolithic quern quarries -- Conclusions: Neolithic querns and the spread of agriculture -- The Bronze Age -- Rock mortars and alternative grinding methods -- The Iron Age and later -- Origins -- Morphology of the Olynthus mill -- Operation of the Olynthus mill -- Chronology -- Sources -- Distribution -- Derivative types -- The Olynthus mill and the rotary mill -- The origin of the rotary quern -- Towards a classification of rotary querns -- Regional groups -- The Roman quern -- Introduction -- Typology -- The superstructure -- The substructure -- Rock type and sources -- Chronology and origin -- The Pompeian mill in the Middle East -- Ring mills -- Sequel -- Types of watermill -- The origins of the watermill -- Roman watermills -- Mill buildings and equipment -- Floating mills and tide mills -- Large millstones -- Typology and driving mechanism -- Date and find sites -- The nature of grain and its consumption -- The structure of grain -- Modern milling and flour assessment -- The problem of dehusking -- Experiment and production rates -- Experiment and flour quality -- Experiment and abrasion -- Introductory remarks: the role of the quarry -- Ethnographic evidence for quarrying and production -- Archaeological evidence for quarrying -- The social setting of rock extraction -- The chain operatoire -- Distribution: exchange and marketing -- From the material to the spiritual: mythology, religion and querns -- Querns, mills and fertility -- From quern to cult: the evidence of the artefacts -- From quern to cult: the pit phenomenon -- A chronological perspective -- Field collection and retention -- Examining form -- Surface textures -- Examining material -- Scientific methods of rock characterisation -- Organic residues -- Millstones and human pathology -- Conclusion
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 220 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780992633608
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), photographs (some color), maps (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)862091930
  • (OCoLC)ocn862091930

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