Lisht as a New Kingdom glass-making site with its own chemical signature

Smirniou, Melina and Rehren, Thilo and Gratuze, Bernard (2018) Lisht as a New Kingdom glass-making site with its own chemical signature. Archaeometry, 60 (3). pp. 502-516. ISSN 0003-813X

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Abstract

Lisht is one of a few New Kingdom sites with known glass-working debris. Here, we present
evidence for the primary production of glass at Lisht, including crucible fragments and
semi-finished glass. We also provide 12 new chemical analyses of glass from Lisht, including
trace elements. We argue that the glass made at Lisht has a specific chemical signature within
the broader range of Late Bronze Age glass compositions from Egypt, further underlining the
former existence of primary glass production there and offering the possibility of identifying
Lisht-made glass elsewhere in Egypt and beyond.

Keywords:glass, glass-making, Egypt, Late Bronze Age, Laser Ablation ICPMS
Subjects:V Historical and Philosophical studies > V400 Archaeology
F Physical Sciences > F420 Archaeological Science
Divisions:College of Arts > School of History & Heritage > School of History & Heritage (Heritage)
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Deposited On:24 Nov 2017 14:47

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