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Geological Constraints and Organizational Implications

Alfred Michael Hirt

in Imperial Mines and Quarries in the Roman World: Organizational Aspects 27 BC-AD 235

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199572878
eISBN:
9780191721885
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572878.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter discusses the geology and topography of marble outcrops and ore deposits which very much dictates the technology employed and the scale of extractive operations. These restrictions ... More


‘The Whole of This Coast Is Composed of Ruins’: Thomas Webster’s Fieldwork on the Isle of Wight

Noah Heringman

in Sciences of Antiquity: Romantic Antiquarianism, Natural History, and Knowledge Work

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199556915
eISBN:
9780191744990
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199556915.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, European History: BCE to 500CE

Thomas Webster, the first ‘professional geologist’, published his earliest geological observations by commission in Sir Henry Englefield’s Description of the Isle of Wight (1816), a work concerned as ... More


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