Archeologia del legno. Uso, tecnologia,continuità in una ricerca pluridisciplinare

Translated title of the contribution: [Autom. eng. transl.] Archeology of wood. Use, technology, continuity in a multidisciplinary research

Mariavittoria Antico Gallina, L. Castelletti, S. Mottella, G. Legrottaglie, M. Azuma, A. Antonini

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Abstract

[Autom. eng. transl.] The wood and its use from the Roman to the Middle Ages are retraced with a multidisciplinary approach, proceeding from a series of usage quotations taken from literary sources, commented and compared with the archaeological documentation. Epigraphy and the sources of law (of which some examples are given) make further investigations on the use, terminology and social and economic value of wood feasible. The part on archaeological documentation touches on technical areas relating to foundational systems and building works in which wood was the absolute protagonist, in order to highlight the close relationship with the geomorphological and hydraulic characteristics of the sample territories. Wood provides inspiration for other themes, such as the use of classical antiquity in sculpture, in navigation artifacts, while classical literature, so rich in mentions and tree species definitions, emphasizes the need for a comparison with experts in dendrology and paleobotany and with terminological evolution. This integrated and transversal cultural approach has led to outline a picture of engineering knowledge, from the Roman to the high-level, based, it is believed, on objective elements of judgment.
Translated title of the contribution[Autom. eng. transl.] Archeology of wood. Use, technology, continuity in a multidisciplinary research
Original languageItalian
PublisherEDUCatt
Number of pages355
ISBN (Print)978-88-8311-841-8
Publication statusPublished - 2011

Keywords

  • Categorie d'uso
  • autori classici e terminologia
  • dendrologia
  • fonti epigrafiche
  • fonti giuridiche
  • sapere tecnico

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