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Published 2018
Softstone : approaches to the study of chlorite and calcite vessels in the Middle East and Central Asia from prehistory to the present /

: Stone containers have been made and used in the Middle East for over eleven millennia where they pre-dated the invention of pottery and were widely traded. The appearance or properties of the stone helped govern how stone vessels were valued or used and many classes were strictly utilitarian, being used for storage, cooking or lighting. Others were decorated and at times they were considered valuable exotica, particularly in regions far removed from their source areas. The subject of stone vessels is attracting growing attention but this is the first attempt to bring together different approaches to the study of softstone vessels, particularly but not exclusively those carved from varieties of chlorite, and covering all periods from prehistory to the present.
: Previously issued in print: 2018. : 1 online resource (viii, 270 pages) : illustrations (black and white, and colour). : Specialized. : Includes bibliographical references. : 9781784919931 (ebook) :

Published 2020
Masters of the steppe : the impact of the Scythians and later nomad societies of Eurasia : proceedings of a conference held at the British Museum, 27-29 October 2017 /

: 'Masters of the Steppe' consists of 45 papers presented at a major international conference held at the British Museum in 2017 on the occasion of the BP exhibition 'Scythians: Warriors of Ancient Siberia', both conference and exhibition being jointly organised with the State Hermitage Museum. There are 58 contributors and co-authors from 16 countries, mostly from Russia, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, but also America, Britain, France, Germany, China and Mongolia. The papers range from new archaeological discoveries, results of scientific research and studies of museum collections to reconstructions of social elites, the phenomenon of monumental tomb construction, and 'Animal Style' art.
: Also issued in print: 2020.
Conference proceedings.
Conference jointly organised by the State Hermitage Museum.
At foot of title: European Research Council. : 1 online resource (802 pages) : illustrations (colour) : Specialized. : Includes bibliographical references and index. : 9781789696486 (PDF ebook) :