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Glass Technology In Late Antiquity: A Bibliographic Note

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Studies of late antique glass tend to fall into two groups: those which concentrate on the geochemical component; and typological/chronological works. Antikes Glas describes the evolution of glass technology and typology, giving the reader a clear idea of how mankind learned to handle this vitreous material. During the last 15 years, the late antique period has attracted much attention within glass studies. Re-cycling was most probably based on the re-melting of the waste produced by the glass workshop itself, hence the small quantity of moils and knock-off that tend to be found, and the distinctive geochemical data that have been gathered. Bearing in mind that there is evidence for the existence of such trade, there must have been a demand for glass sherds (especially in Late Antiquity and the Early Medieval period).

Keywords: glass studies; glass technology; glass workshop; Late Antiquity



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