|The project is carried out with
financial support of Russian Scientific Foundation for
Humanities, grant 02-01-12007b
Concerning the project
The main task of
the project "History of ancient craft" is to
co-ordinate the investigations carried out by the specialists
in various historical disciplines, first of all archaeologists,
historians, and ethnologists occupied with the history of the
early manufacturing. The site "History of ancient craft"
is proposed to function as a centre of general use intended
for the wide circles of specialists in archaeology, history,
ethnography engaged in the problems of early production, as
well as for those interested in the questions designated in
the project, including artisans, museum specialists,
specialists in local lore, school and college teachers, and
the lecturers of institutes of higher education.
The site "History
of ancient craft" comprises the following sections:
Teacher" is devoted to Boris Aleksandrovich Kolchin,
the founder of the new trend in Russian archaeology based on
the investigations of archaeological objects with the
application of the methods of natural sciences.
page we publish brief information on conferences, new
monographs concerning ancient craft, experimental works in the
field of simulation of ancient production processes.
of pottery" makes the visitors acquainted with the
activity of the group of the same name working in the
Institute of Archaeology, RAS.
on-line" provides the possibility to form an idea on
new investigations concerning the history of ancient crafts.
We should like to draw the attention of the potential authors
to the important advantage of the electronic publications as
compared to the traditional papers: namely, the size of
electronic publication is practically unlimited. Moreover, the
author has a good opportunity to distribute any number of
illustrations, including colour ones. In this section Russian
versions of the articles of the leading European and American
scholars are published.
is the database of scientific publications on the blacksmith's
craft (Access system).
In section "Folklore"
the visitor can find the extracts from ancient and modern
written sources dealing with the descriptions of craftsmen and
their work, as well as original images of different artisans
and the tools they used.
contains the addresses of the sites discussing the problems of
ancient craft. Each address is accompanied by brief annotation
due which the visitors can form an idea on the site character,
the trend it follows, and the organisation it represents.
The authors of the
projects would be extremely grateful to the site visitors for
constructive suggestions on the improvement of structure,
design, the matters published, and so forth.
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