Transferts techniques en Méditerranée orientale. L’exemple de la fabrication des vases de pierre à l’âge du Bronze
Elise Morero Syria 88 (2011): 207-224
With a study involving tribological analysis in the laboratory, experimental tests and observations at different scales of stone vases’ samples from Crete, Levant and Egypt, we have identified the existence of technological transfers between different centers of Eastern Mediterranean, such as tubular drilling. This study also shows the existence of different behaviors in front of the introduction and selection of exogenous techniques. While some centers dissociate the shape and the style of exogenous vases, others adopt new processes and morphologies, as a whole. This work constitutes the first step towards the restitution of the history of technology as also contacts and exchange in the eastern Mediterranean.