The QuarryScapes project is closed, but the work continues. A new book with contributions from the consortium is now published by the Geological Survey of Norway (NGU). In full colour, the NGU Special Publication 12 presents ten articles with different perspectives on ancient quarries in the Eastern Mediterranean (see front page, example page and table of content below). The book can be purchased at NGU.
Price: NOK 200,- (approximately 25 EURO)
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NGU Special Publication 12. QuarryScapes. Ancient stone quarry landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean . Editors: Abu-Jaber, N., Bloxam, E. G., Degryse P. and Heldal, T.
Introduction (Abu-Jaber, N., Bloxam, E.G., Degryse, P. and Heldal, T.) - 3
Ancient Egyptian quarriesan illustrated overview (James A. Harrell and Per Storemyr) - 7
Gypsum quarries in the northern Faiyum quarry landscape, Egypt: a geo-archaeological case study (Tom Heldal, Elizabeth G. Bloxam, Patrick Degryse, Per Storemyr and Adel Kelany) - 51
The quarryscapes of Gerasa (Jarash), Jordan (Nizar Abu-Jaber, Ziad al Saad and Nihad Smadi) - 67
Mineral fingerprinting of Egyptian siliceous sandstones and the quarry source of the Colossi of Memnon (Robert W.O’B. Knox, Rainer Stadelmann, James A. Harrell, Tom Heldal and Hourig Sourouzian) - 77
Granite quarry survey in the Aswan region, Egypt: shedding new light on ancient quarrying (Adel Kelany, Mohamed Negem, Adel Tohami and Tom Heldal) - 87
Preservation and promotion of the Sagalassos quarry and town landscape, Turkey (Patrick Degryse, Ebru Torun, Markku Corremans, Tom Heldal, Elizabeth G. Bloxam and Marc Waelkens) - 99
Whatever else happened to the ancient Egyptian quarries? An essay on their destiny in modern times (Per Storemyr) - 105
Constructing a quarry landscape from empirical data. General perspectives and a case study at the Aswan West Bank, Egypt (Tom Heldal) - 125
National inventory and database of ancient stone quarry landscapes in Egypt (Azza Shawarby, Elshaimaa Fathy, Marwa Sadek, Naguib Amin, Rawda Yousri and Sara Kayser) - 155
New directions in identifying the significance of ancient quarry landscapes: four concepts of landscape (Elizabeth G. Bloxam) - 165