Publications

Books

The Manufacture of Minoan Metal Vessels: Theory and Practice
Studies in Mediterranean Archaeology Pocket Book 178.  Uppsala: Åströms förlag, 2013.
€56.00
Available to purchase from Astrom Editions.

Summary
This volume reconstructs the processes used to create Minoan hammered precious-metal and copper-alloy vessels, combining an assessment of the archaeological material with the practical application of replicated equipment and techniques. This interdisciplinary approach provides a new perspective on Minoan metallurgy and metalworkers. It has important implications for interpreting Minoan metal artefacts, metallurgical evidence, the organisation of production and the place of Minoan vessels within the broader context of contemporary societies.

Reviews
"She brings both scholarly study and a thorough technical understanding of how to manufacture metal vessels to her work, and the result is an excellent book. The volume is an essential study for anyone considering the manufacturing techniques used in Minoan workshops....The volume is an important contribution to the subject of Minoan and Mycenaean metalworking practices. The production of metal objects, particularly in copper and bronze, was a crucial part of the economy in palatial Crete during the Bronze Age. This book’s interdisciplinary approach, combining the study of the ancient artifacts with the experience from replicating vessels of Minoan design, offers several new insights into the Minoan craftwork tradition. It is recommended for every serious library."  Philip P. Betancourt, 2017. Book Review of The Manufacture of Minoan Metal Vessels: Theory and Practice, by Christina F. Clarke, American Journal of Archaeology 121.

"...this is a bold, innovative book based on original multidisciplinary research in which archaeological knowledge and practice-based learning are closely tied together. Though not a page-turner, it is a learned piece of scholarship that will sit comfortably on the shelves of academics, postgraduate students and practitioners interested in experimental approaches to ancient metallurgy."  Andrea Dolfini, 2014. Review of C.F. Clarke, The Manufacture of Minoan Metal Vessels: The Manufacture of Minoan Metal Vessels: Theory and Practice (Uppsala 2013), Antiquity 88: 1337-1339.



Papers

2014, "Minoan metal vessel manufacture: Reconstructing techniques and technology with experimental archaeology", in Rebecca B. Scott, Dennis Braekmans, Mike Carremans & Patrick Degryse (eds) 39th International Symposium on Archaeometry: 28 May – 1 June 2012 Leuven, Belgium, Centre for Archaeological Sciences, KU Leuven, Leuven: 81-85.

2012, “Hollowware manufacture in Crete during the Bronze Age”, Newsletter of the Silver Society of Australia, October 2012: 9-11.

2012, “Minoan metal vessel manufacturing: Techniques and technology”, Chronika 2: 11-21.



Reviews

2016, Review of Metals in LBA Minoan and Mycenaean Societies on Crete: A Quantitative Approach by Lena Hakulin, 4 May, 2016, Bryn Mawr Classical Review, http://www.bmcreview.org/2016/05/20160504.html.

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© Dina Clarke 2017