"Recycling economies, when efficient, are by their nature invisible”. A first century Jewish recycling economy


Levene, Dan and Ponting, Matthew (2013) "Recycling economies, when efficient, are by their nature invisible”. A first century Jewish recycling economy. In, Geller, Markham and Shaked, Shaul (eds.) Talmudic Archaeology. Leiden, NL, Boston, US, Brill. (In Press).

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This article provides the cross referencing of archaeo-metallurgical finds with late antique Jewish texts to provide glimpses of sophisticated Jewish metal recycling technologies. The cross-disciplinary approach offers information that each discipline on its own cannot provide. Archaeological analysis shows complex alloys that have hitherto been considered to have been achieved from the mixing of freshly mined and smelted constituents. The texts, however, offer a unique record that shows an established recycling industry which has never been matched to the material find.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BM Judaism
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > Jewish History and Culture
ePrint ID: 185095
Date Deposited: 09 May 2011 14:24
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:40
Publisher: Brill
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/185095

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