Bone, Antler, Ivory and Horn: Technology of Skeletal Materials Since the Roman Period

Front Cover
Ashmolean Museum, 1984 - Bone carving - 245 pages
2 Reviews
Horn - Geweih - Knochen - Artefakte.
 

What people are saying - Write a review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ApolloniaVoss - LibraryThing

Covers: Raw materials, their availability, investigation the handicraft and industry of the working of the materials, working methods and tools: cutting, splitting, smoothing, polishing, turning ... Read full review

User Review - Flag as inappropriate

This is a very useful book. I used it as a reference to write my book, Hearing Shofar: The Still Small Voice of the Ram's Horn. Volume Two of my book has a section on how to make shofar and work with horn. It can be downloaded at www.HearingShofar.com or www.HearingShofar.blogspot.com. Michael T. Chusid 

Contents

Figures and Tables
1
Diagrammatic crosssectional
21
BONE AND ANTLER AS MATERIALS
23
AVAILABILITY
30
HANDICRAFT OR INDUSTRY?
44
Roman boneworking industries
45
WORKING METHODS AND TOOLS
55
of cutting up and utilising antler
69
Composite bows
156
self bow and pretensioned bow 83 Antler splints from composite bows in the Museum of London
157
Crossbows and nuts
159
Antler arrowheads
162
Scabbard chapes and slides
164
Sword and dagger hilts 97 90 99 100 91 100 92 101 103 93 104 94 106 111 95 112 11415 96 122 97 98 123 99 123 100 101 126 102 127 128 1...
165
164
166
Implement handles
168

Horn comb from London Wall London 54 Comb cases
96
Ivory mirror case
99
Bone mirror case from London 57 Toilet implements
100
Beads buttons and fasteners
101
Toggles
103
Buckles and strapends
104
Amulets
105
Ivory bag rings
111
Bracelets
112
Pins
115
Spectacle frames from London
122
Cetacean bone writing tablet from Blythburgh 67 Writing implements
123
Seal matrix of walrus ivory from Wallingford
126
Seal matrices
127
Coin balances of bone
128
Dice and gaming pieces
130
Discoid gaming counters
136
Early chess pieces
138
Chess pieces of walrus ivory from Lewis
140
Photomicrograph of characteristic wear marks on a bone skate from York
141
Skates and sledgerunners
143
Elements from musical instruments
147
Whistles and flutes
148
Drinking horns
152
Helmet from Benty Grange
154
Pinners bone from London
171
Hammers of antler from Jarrow and Birka
172
Clamps of antler from Hedeby
173
Points and cleavers
175
Cetacean bone implements from Foshigarry and Burrian
177
Antler rakes from South Shields and Eggington
178
Scapula scoop from London
179
Apple corner or cheese scoop
180
Spoons
181
Brushes
184
Textile equipment
186
Longtoothed combs from Schleswig
190
Cetacean bone smoothing board from Birka
192
Stamps
194
Mould for a cruciform ornament cut on an antler pedicle from Hedeby
195
Motif piece carved on a jawbone fragment from London
196
Casket mounts from York and South Cadbury
198
view of lid and front panel
201
constructional details
202
Hinges
204
BIBLIOGRAPHY
209
Tables
227
INDEX
238
Comparisons of bending strength and modulus of elasticity in skeletal materials 27
239
Copyright

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

Popular passages

Page 228 - Royal 8vo, cloth, £3 3s. MASKELL ( WILLIAM)— A DESCRIPTION OF THE IVORIES, ANCIENT AND MEDIAEVAL, in the SOUTH KENSINGTON MUSEUM, with a Preface. With numerous Photographs and Woodcuts. Royal 8vo, half-morocco, £i is.
Page 211 - London , 1980 A preliminary description of British cattle from the late twelfth to the early sixteenth century...
Page 212 - Les Arts industriels des peuples barbares de la Gaule du Vme au VIIIme siècle.
Page 213 - Beveridge, E & Callander, JG 1932 'Earth-houses at Garry lochdrach and Bac Mhic Connain, in North Uist', Proc Soc Antiq Scot, 66 (1931-2), 32-67.
Page 217 - Coughtrey, Millen. Notes on materials found in a kitchen midden at Hillswick, Shetland, with special reference to long-handled combs. 6 pi. (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Proceedings. Edinburgh, 1873. sq. 8°. v. 9, p. 118-151.) CPA Cramond, William. Notes on tumuli in Cullen district; and notice of the discovery of two urns at Foulford, near Cullen. (Society of Antiquaries of Scotland. Proceedings. Edinburgh, 1897. sq. 8°.

References to this book

Teeth
Simon Hillson
Limited preview - 2005
All Book Search results »

Bibliographic information