MI-1, H. Mikler, Die römischen Funde aus Bein im Landesmuseum Mainz.

Based on a thesis submitted to the University of Mayence en 1994, this work makes known objects in bone from the rich Roman collections of the Landesmuseum in Mainz. The catalogue comprises hundreds of objects in bone, both civil and military, from excavations carried out at ancient Mongotiacum and its environs since the 18th century.

1997, 175 p., 43 fig., 69 pl., 5 cartes
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-06-6)

MI-2, Cl.-A. de Chazelles-Gazzal, Les maisons en terre de la Gaule méridionale.

From excavations carried out some 20 years ago in Provence, in Languedoc-Roussillon, and in Catalonia, the author presents an overall assessment of research for the first time that deals with construction of houses in raw earth in southern France from the Iron Age to the era of Roman domination.

1997, 229 p., 233 fig. in-t.
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-07-4)

MI-3, F. Quesada Sanz, El aramamento ibérico. Estudio tipológico, geográfico, funcional y simbólico de las armas en la Cultura Ibérica.

An exhaustive synthesis on all the aspects of Iberian armament, this monumental work successively treats the types of arms and their diffusion, the use and the iconography of the weapons, and places the history of each model attested within Iberian culture from the 6th to the 1st century BC.

1997, 2 vol., 480 + 500 p., 350 fig. in-t., 16 pl. h.-t.
130 € + 11 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-09-0 et 2-907303-10-4)

MI-4, M. Feugère, V. Serneels (dir.), Recherches sur l’économie du fer en Méditerranée nord-occidentale.

A collection of 21 contributions on the archaeology of iron: the stages in the operational chain, the nature and identification of scrap, the organization of workshops, and the significance of the archaeological remains.

1998, 1 vol., 263 p., 231 fig. in-t.
42 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-12-0)

MI-5, M.-Ch. Frère-Sautot (dir.), Paléométallurgie des cuivres. Actes du colloque de Bourg-en-Bresse et Beaune, 17-18 oct. 1997

After ten years of research conducted at the archaeological park " l'Archéodrome de Bourgogne" on the paleometallurgy of copper ore, a seminar was held on October 17-18, 1997 at Bourg-en-Bresse and at l’Archéodrome de Beaune, attended by about eighty specialists from more than ten countries.
On this occasion, and given the contribution of the Société des Autoroutes Paris-Rhin-Rhône to the organisation of this seminar, emphasis was laid on the current archaeological findings, since this theme of early metallurgy coincided chronologically with the discovery mode, during work done on the highways of the Department ofAin, of an exceptional site, Géovreissiat, a chalcolithic habitat with companiform facies.

This was a good opportunity ta make known, at one and the same time, the contents of the diggings, the first results of the experimentation, and the major problems actually posed by the discovery of mining or metallurgic sites concerning copper ore.

After the seminars in Cyprus (l 981) and in Saint-Germain-en-Laye (l 989), and after the work of P.T. Craddock in England, of B. Rothenberg in Germany, and of J.-P. Mohen at the Musée des Antiquités Nationales, this volume reinforces recent syntheses by confronting archaeological discoveries with the data of experimental archaeology. Compiling the analyses of several researchers from different countries in a single publication, this work offers a review of what is currently known in the highly specific domain of paleometallurgy of copper in protohistoric times.

1998, 1 vol., 249 p., nbr. fig. in-t..
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-19-8)

MI-6, G. Nicolini, N. Dieudonné-Glad (dir.), Les métaux antiques : travail et conservation. Actes du colloque de Poitiers, 28-30 sept. 1995

The Poitiers seminar (l 995) was devoted ta confronting different approaches to metals in Antiquity, focusing on the production of artefacts and on the restoration of archaelogical objects : two processes that are, in fact, complementary ; the second often allowing one to lay his hands once again where the artisan laid his.

 From the reduction of the iron ore ta the ornamentation of golden jewellery, the procedure embraces a grect variety of artisanal activities reflected by the four parts of these Proceedings (Workshops, Techniques, Analyses, Restoration). Going beyond the bounds of chronological or cultural considerations that often curb research, the contributions take the reader from western protohistory to the Umayyad period, and even to the traditional foundries of Burkina Faso. Thus, the Celtic and Gallo-Roman artisans join the great community of blacksmiths, bronze-founders and goldsmiths of all times : through the diversity of technical solutions adopted by each culture for solving similar problems, this work, written by specialists, is food for thought and reflection on the history of techniques that rejoins a more global approach to the relationship between the artisan and the society for which he works.

1998, 1 vol., 202 p., nbr. fig. in-t.
38 € + 6,30 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-15-5)

MI-7, J. Voinot, Les cachets à collyres dans le monde romain.

Referring back to the inventory published in 1981 in a catalogue that was not offered through regular commercial channels, this work offers a descriptive catalogue of the 3 14 collyrium stamps presently known from Roman times. These small stone matrices have attracted the attention of epigraphists and collectors for a long time ; they were used ta mark collyria — ophthalmologic medications, the names of which we know from the stamps — and the relevant pharmacological indications ; the personal name which is often associated with these medications could be of those who prepared them, ancestors of our present-day chemists.

These collyrium stamps, therefore, represent a documentary treasure that we can study from different aspects : the designation of diseases, that of medications of organic or minerai origin that were prescribed to patients suffering from such diseases, and the names of ophthalmologists. The different locations where the collyrium stamps were found are also of great interest insofar as they are found mainly in Gaul and Britain and almost never, for example, in Italy.

Given these considerations, and especially the revised and completed inventory of the stamps, the work of J. Voinot — the fruit of several decades of research — constitutes a solid basis in this domain. lt is therefore an essential contribution to the history of medicine and to epigraphy that is achieved with this long-awaited publication.

1999, 1 vol., 368 p., nbr. fig. (cartes, photos, dessins...)
58 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-26-0)

MI-8, A. Morillo Cerdan, Lucernas romanas en la región septentrional de la península ibérica.

This work provides a large catalogue of Roman lamps — more thon 2,000 pièces —, one of the most complete realised to this day in the Iberian Peninsula. One finds Roman lamps from the provinces of León and Palencia as well as from Asturias and Cantabria, a territory homogeneous from a geographical and historical point of view, situated in the northern part of the peninsula, between the Duero River and the sea, with the Contabrian Mountains running across it

Basing his meticulous analysis of the lamps on typological, chronological, iconogrophical, epigraphi ca l and technical characteristics, the author draws innovative conclusions on the manufacturing and distribution of these obects in the region during Roman times. He combines the exhaustive analysis of each piece (typology, distribution, former studies, etc…) with the significance of these lamps within the context of each site. These data  serve as a starting point for a more general study of the process of Roman implantation in the northern region of the lberian Peninsula, beginning mainly with the establishment of the first military and urban centres in this region. The Roman army held a position of prime importance in the region, on the northem slope of the Contabrian Mountains, starting with the Contabrian wars and throughout the Roman period, playing a role that went for beyond that of a simple military occupation.

1999, 2 vol., 899 p., 40 graphes, 176 fig. pl. page, 1 depl., 8 pl. photo h.-t.
110 € + 11 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-31-7 et 2-907303-32-5)

M. Polfer (dir.), Artisanat et productions artisanales en milieu rural dans les provinces du nord-ouest de l’Empire romain. Actes du colloque d’Erpeldange, mars 1999.

The international symposium at Erpeldange (Luxembourg) in March 1999, brought together about fifty specialists around a theme until then hardly tackled by historians and archaeologists : rural handicrafts and their relation ta land use, the economy of the town, and, of course, the urbain production as a whole, that has attracted more attention up till now.

The are a under consideration, the north-westem provinces of the Empire, is largely coherent climatimcally and often culturally. The diversity of the handicrafts (ceramic, glass, iron and bronze, textiles, stone as well as lime, tiles, etc.) poses the problem of organization (who produces?), and of competition (for which market?). Is there a distribution of roles between the town, the vicus and the villa ? or, since the intervening parties are the same, do each profit, as much as possible, of the privilege bestowed upon it by the possession of a property, an estate, natural resources, or a particular know-how?

All these questions were addressed, for the first time, by the 17 participants whose articles are assembled in this volume. Reflecting the quality of the communications and the debates, the publication of these proceedings brings all the benefits of a multidisciplinary and collective approach in a research such as this.

1999, 1 vol., 287 p., nbr. fig.
46 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-33-3)

MI-10,  H. Sedlmayer, Die römischen Bronzegefäße in Noricum

In the tradition of large catalogues of antique bronze objects published in various European countries since the 60s, this work taken from a thesis defended at the University of Vienna, examines cil the available documentation on Roman bronze vessels in the Noricum. Enriched by a catalogue with 51 plates of drawn illustrations, the precise documentary approach is coupled here with a wide-ranging study with a synthetic analysis for each type found in the province.    Beyond its regional interest, this work can be of use to all specialists (archaeologists, museum curators) for easy identification of Roman bronze vessels.

With the exception of those from spectacular deposits, the items inventoried here are often fragmentary since they come mainly from habitats. In fact, they are similar to most of the metallic vessels most frequently discovered. The first task, therefore, is to recognize, from a fragment or a detached part, the type the vessel belongs to. The author’s perfect knowledge of the specialized bibliography in this domain was of great help to her in this undertaking.

Bringing together numerous European distribution maps - documentation that is often sparse and difficult to come by - this work constitutes a precious contribution to the study of Roman bronze vessels, but is also a significant complement to the understanding of the cultural and economic life of Roman provinces.

1999, 1 vol., 247 p., 25 fig., tabl., 19 cartes, 51 pl.
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-35-X)

MI-11, E. Swift, Regionality in dress accessories in the late Roman West.

In the tradition of large catalogues of antique bronze objects published in various European countries since the 60s, this work taken from a thesis defended at the University of Vienna, examines cil the available documentation on Roman bronze vessels in the Noricum. Enriched by a catalogue with 51 plates of drawn illustrations, the precise documentary approach is coupled here with a wide-ranging study with a synthetic analysis for each type found in the province. Beyond its regional interest, this work can be of use to all specialists (archaeologists, museum curators) for easy identification of Roman bronze vessels.

With the exception of those from spectacular deposits, the items inventoried here are often fragmentary since they come mainly from habitats. In fact, they are similar to most of the metallic vessels most frequently discovered. The first task, therefore, is to recognize, from a fragment or a detached part, the type the vessel belongs to. The author’s perfect knowledge of the specialized bibliography in this domain was of great help to her in this undertaking.

Bringing together numerous European distribution maps - documentation that is often sparse and difficult to come by - this work constitutes a precious contribution to the study of Roman bronze vessels, but is also a significant complement to the understanding of the cultural and economic life of Roman provinces.

In this detailed examination of four categories of late Roman dress accessories (crossbow brooches, glass beads, bracelets and belt-buckles), the author aims for a better perception of artefact production and typological variation. The analysis of objects in terms of form and decorative style results in the production of numerous maps showing the distribution of specific stylistic features.
Ta achieve this, abjects from a vast territory were inventoried and classified, from the Rhine to the Loire and from Britannia in the West to Pannonia in the East.

With its original method, this books provides a fresh perspective on production and distribution systems and the identification of local workshop areas.The analysis is more precise than any other previous attempt, and gives unexpected results when a single find appears isolated at a large distance from its apparent region of manufacture. Dress accessories are shown to travel throughout the Western Empire, not only as a result of trade, but also with people moving from one province to another. In several cases, similar distributions of different object types can be assigned to military movements during the IVth and Vth centuries.The study thus provides a fresh insight into the late Roman West and beyond.

2000, 1 vol., 312 p., 272 fig. et cartes, tabl. A-F.
53 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-34-1)

MI-12, M. Feugère, M. Gustin (eds.), Iron, Blacksmiths and Tools. Ancient European Crafts. Acts of the Instrumentum Conference at Podsreda (Slovenia) in April 1999

In the last few years, a succession of conferences have taken place in several European countries relative to metal working, chiefly regarding the different steps of the iron working chain. The International Conference of Podsreda marks a distinctive stage in this study. The presentations tempt to cover all of the facets of work, from the production of iron to the manufacture of finished artifacts. A special emphasis is placed on agricultural and crafts tools.

The first part of the transactions assembles general approaches to iron work attained from insight gathered recently in the fields spanning from Protohistory through the end of the Middle Ages. The second part deals with workshops dedicated to refining metal or to the manufacture of small objects. The last section concerns different categories of tools with the presentation of significant ensembles, notably several hoards, from Antiquity to the beginning of the Middle Ages. These transactions thus supply investigators with the most recent developments in iron study from a vast chronological and cultural perspective.

2000, 1 vol., 248 p., 242 ill.
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-25-2)

MI-13, A. Cochet, Le plomb en Gaule romaine. Techniques de fabrication et produits.

Archaeology has generally neglected the technology and working of lead in antiquity.  However, during the Roman period the metal was frequently used in Italy and in the provinces, mainly in the field of construction, but also in many everyday uses, and finally in the cemeteries, with the use of lead sarcophagi.

The low melting point and its great malleability have of course facilitated its use; but the manufacture of objects, and especially their assembly, require complex techniques, which have not been studied in detail before A. Cochet.

An inventory of the lead objects in the Gallo-Roman Museum at Lyon allows the author to highlight the often neglected technical aspects of the working of this metal in Antiquity, and its particular constraints of the metal; the Romans appear to have been unaware of its harmfulness.  The study of roofing elements, tanks, basins and sarcophagi, and the manufacturing techniques: hammering, welding, stamping or decoration, can be used to identify the products of individual workshop or a given period of time.

2000, 1 vol., 223 p., 233 ill.
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-37-6)

MI-14, D. Cardon, M. Feugère (dir.), Archéologie des textiles, des origines au Ve siècle de notre ère. Actes du colloque de Lattes, oct. 1999.

The international colloquium held at Lattes in October 1999 was based on a comparison between the work of specialists on two very different groups of finds. The tools of manufacture, and occasionally the traces of poorly-preserved workshops, are the stock-in-trade of archaeologists working in western Europe, while cloth of all periods, sometimes miraculously undamaged, is that of their colleagues working on the dry sites of the eastern Mediterranean and Egypt.

Thanks to the mutual enrichment of contributions which do not make use of the same basic literature, but are at heart working on a common theme, the textile industry in Antiquity, this volume reflects the range of approaches which can be used today to study aspects of an industry which one might have thought inaccessible. The meticulous study of the shape of tools and traces of wear can reveal details about the fibres used, and sometimes even the spin and the weave, while the analysis in the laboratory of tiny fragments of fur or cloth can bring back to life the finished products of the weavers and cloth-workers of the past. Complementary, not contradictory, approaches, thanks to which we can establish a firm basis for our understanding of this activity, for a long time unrecognized despite the important part it played in the lives of many people, in particular those of the women of the Neolithic period and the Iron Age, and in ancient Greece and Rome.

2000, 1 vol., 300 pages, 267 fig., 4 pl. coul.
50 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-43-0)

MI-15, B. B. Armbruster, Goldschmiedekunst und Bronzetechnik auf der Iberischen Halbinsel während der Atlantischen Bronzezeit.

In antiquity, the Iberian Peninsula was rich in gold, silver, copper, tin and lead. Gold- and bronze-smithing, two branches of craftsmanship that developed in different ways during the Bronze Age, are thoroughly explored, from an archaeological, as well as a technological, point of view. The chronological range of the volume stretches from the very beginnings of metal-working, in the Chalcolithic Period, to the Early Iron Age, concentrating on the Atlantic Bronze Age in particular (the Late Bronze Age along the Atlantic coast). The research methods employed, ethnoarchaeology, experimental archaeology, and archaeometallurgy, are described in detail. The work is invaluable for its studies of tool-making and metal-working techniques in general, as well as for its meticulous examination of the metal products of the Bronze and Iron Ages on the Iberian Peninsula. There are numerous illustrations of the finds studied, macrophotos and technical drawings, which bring a new perspective to the archaeological study of metals and cast a strikingly vivid light on the tools, tool marks, and manufacture of metal objects.

2000, 1 vol., 2000, 354 pages, 90 fig., 2 tabl., 117 pl.
55 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-27-9)

MI-16, J. Bussière, Lampes romaines d’Algérie.

The culmination of an intensive study started in the 1960s on the sites and in the museums of Algeria, this magisterial work first and foremost presents a reconsidered typology of the terracotta lamps of Punic, Hellenistic and Roman Algeria : a work of reference which completes and in some cases corrects or refines the classifications already proposed by other specialists for the lamps of Tunisia and Morocco. Our knowledge of the ancient lamps of Africa is thus much enriched, and the volume is an invaluable tool in the identification of African products, which, particularly in Late Antiquity, were traded along the western Medi­terra­nean coast.

Bringing together some 8,000 lamps, of which more than 2,300 are illustrated by photographs, the catalogue on which this study is based is itself a work of reference for both the typology and iconography of these objects. In it can be found, together with the nuances specific to different workshops and an important study of lamp-maker's stamps, the full repertoire of images and symbols which made the Roman Empire a single cultural entity. In accurately defining the typology and chronology of the lamps made and/or used in Algeria in Antiquity, while illustrating the force of Romanisation over the course of the centuries, this volume reconsiders many received ideas, while putting forward a simple and practical classification of African lamps.

2000, 1 vol., 600 pages, 56 fig.et tabl., 165 pl. h.-t.
75 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-42-2)

MI-17, M. Feugère et coll., Bibliographie Instrumentum, 1994-2001.

Since its creation in 1995, Instrumentum has included in each of its Bulletins a section of a bibliography on the crafts and manufactured products of antiquity. This bibliography, also available on the internet, is now available as a book accompanied by an electronic database.

This work presents some 6000 references in 33 thematic chapters, within each of which the bibliographic references are arranged alphabetically. The chapters cover all aspects of ancient craft activity (general studies, workshops, tools, etc ...) and correspond to the 33 themes of Instrumentum, which are themselves designed to cover all the subjects dealing with the functional categories of objects and the different types of craft production (wood, bone, copper alloys and other materials; silverware, jewellery, figurines, weapons, surgical instruments, measures, weights, etc ....). In this way 8 years of scientific publications, both French and foreign, are made available in a convenient format to researchers, teachers, and their students. Accompanying the printed version is an electronic database which permits users (Mac and/or PC) to save searches and sorted data in a personal folder.

This bibliography, as exhaustive as possible in the areas it covers, is of enormous benefit to all those who wish to discover the current state of research in either a precisely-defined field or a more general theme related to ancient crafts.

2001, 1 vol., 276 pages (+ CD-Rom)
43 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-52-X)

MI-18, G. Le Cloirec, Les bronzes antiques de Corseul (Côtes-d’Armor).

The Gallo-Roman capital of the Coriosolites delivered numerous bronze elements among which many specimens are now preserved in various public or private collections. Beside the discoveries realized within the framework of recent excavations run by the State, many objects were found in vague circumstances. Some correspond to fortuitous finds while others arise from rarely methodical excavations indicated since the XVIIIth century.

The whole inventory was realized from a scrupulous bibliographical study and a systematic inventory in collections susceptible of keeping pieces. This work was backed up with critical approach of writing notes in order to define amassed confusions and to present a collection as accurate as possible.

The result gathers about four hundred pieces concerning all the domains of daily life. Each forms the subject of a descriptive note and a normalized illustration. This technical information is complemented by comparisons aiming at proving the proposed identification orclarifying the characteristics of the object. This catalog is followed by an analysis which displays the main specificity of the whole lot and reveals the contributions of bronze finds in our knowledge of the coriosolite society.

2001, 1 vol., 178 pages, 51 fig.
36 € + 6,30 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-49-X)

, J. Aurrecoechea Fernández, Los cinturones romanos en la Hispania del Bajo Imperio.

Belt-fittings are one of the most representative forms of metalwork in Late Roman Hispania. This is a complex world because many different types exist, although they can be summarized into three main categories, according to the origin of the model: “non-Hispanic typology cingula”, “pseudo-Hispanic” and “Hispanic”. The “non-Hispanic typology cingula” are the cingula militae used by the troops or Roman government officers outside Hispania during the end of 4th until the beginning of 5th century. Some of these bronzes have been found in military sites and others are related to settlements occupied by troops in the Notitia Dignitatum. “Pseudo-Hispanic” belts are regional variations of the contemporary cingula militae used throughout the rest of the Empire elsewhere in the 4th century, but they present some anachronic characteristics, for instance survival of shanks against rivets. Finally, the “Hispanic” typology cingula are an autochthonous fashion whose types have not been documented outside the Iberian Peninsula. Such are the remnants of a local culture. They actually represent a continuity of the Early Empire military world, and show an atavical taste which is exclusive to the hispanic society. The principal aim of the present book is to propose a system of classification for these belts, to discuss evidences for their chronology, the likely area of their manufacture and the identity of those for whom they were intended. The results demonstrate the existence of a culture, similar to one denominated Mischzivilisation melting of two words: military and civilian.

2001, 1 vol., 261 pages, 97 fig., 18 cartes
42 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-54-6)

MI-20, M. Polfer (dir.), L’artisanat romain : évolutions, continuités et ruptures (Italie et provinces occidentales).

 This volume contains the 20 papers presented at the 2nd international conference on Roman crafts organised on October 26th-28th 2001 in Erpeldange (Grand Duchy of Luxembourg) by the Séminaire d’Etudes Anciennes of the Centre Universitaire de Luxembourg and by Instru­mentum. While the first conference of 1999 had dealed with crafts in rural context*, the subject of the 2001 meeting was the continuities and discontinuities in the development of crafts during the imperial period in the western provinces as well as in Italy.

Avant-propos (M. Polfer) (6) ; Michel Polfer : L’archéologie de l’artisanat et le débat sur la nature de l’économie romaine : quelques réflexions critiques (7) ; Ken Dark : Proto-industrialization and the Economy of the Roman Empire (19) ; Jeanne-Marie Demarolle : Un corpus en question, l’iconographie lapidaire des métiers en Gaule Belgique (31) ; Lena Larsson Lovén : Images of textile manufacture in funerary iconography (43) ; Carol van Driel-Murray : Technology transfer : The introduction and loss of tanning technology during the Roman period (55) ; Justine Bayley : Non-ferrous metal technology in Britain in the earlier first millennium AD (69) ; Marc Leroy : La production sidérurgique en Gaule : changements et mutations perceptibles entre le Haut Empire et les débuts du haut Moyen Age (79) ; Nina Crummy : Bone-working in Roman Britain : a model for intinerant craftsmen ? (97) ; Paola Pugsley : Trends in roman domestic woodwork ; bright ideas and dead ends (111) ; Richard Delage : Les structures de production des ateliers de potiers à Lezoux du Ier au IVe s., reflets de l’évolution des stratégies commerciales et de l’organisation du travail (117) ; Sara Santoro BIANCHI : La produzione ceramica nell’Italia Settentrionale fra primo e tarda antichità : un problema di reconversione della produzione ? (137) ; Virgílio Hipólito Correia, Luís da Silva Fernandes, José Silva Ruivo : Os proprietários de oficinas de cerâmica de construção de Conimbriga e da Lusitânia ocidental : continuidade e ruptura (151) ; Heidi Amrein : Continuités et ruptures dans l’artisanat du verre dans les provinces occidentales : quelques reflexions (173) ; Claudia Maccabruni : La production du verre en Cisalpine : réflexions pour une hypothèse de continuité (179) ; Frédéric Loridant : Artisanat en milieu urbain : l’exemple des villes et des agglomérations secondaires du nord de la Gaule Belgique (185) ; Martin Luik : Ländliche Keramikproduktion im Rhein-Maas-Gebiet während der römischen Kaiserzeit und der Spätantike (195) ; Günther Moosbauer : Brüche und Kontinuitäten im Handwerk zwischen römischer Kaiserzeit und Frühmittelalter im oberen Donauraum(207) ; Maria Paola LAVIZZARI PEDRAZZINI : La production de la vaisselle fine en Cisalpine centrale entre la fin de la République et le début de l’Empire : témoignages dans le vicus romain de Bedriacum (215) ; Alain Trintignac : Évolution de l’artisanat dans la cité des Gabales (Lozère) du Haut-Empire à l’Antiquité tardive (221) ; Nadine Dieudonné-Glad : Continuité et ruptures dans les activités artisanales d’une agglomération secondaire d’Aquitaine : Rauranum (Rom, Deux-Sèvres) entre le Ier et le Ve s. ap. J.-C. (243).

2001, 1 vol., 260 pages, nbr. fig.
41 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-61-9)

MI-21, A. Giumlia-Mair, I Bronzi Antichi : Produzione e technologia. Atti del XV Congresso Internazionale sui Bronzi Antichi. Grado-Aquileia 22-26 maggio 2001.

Introduction (R. Maddin) — I Sessione : Preistoria e Protostoria : A. M. Palmieri, P. Morbidelli : Tipologia e tecnologia di produzione dei crogioli di Arslantepe, Turchia (IV-II Mill. a.C.) • E. Stensköld : The Late Neolithic — masked Stone Age or Bronze Age in disguise ? An analysis of flint- and metal artefacts varying contexts during Neolithic in Southern Scandinavia • S. Bergerbrant : Gender and use of bonze production during the Early Scandinavian Bronze Age • A. Vasks : Early metallurgy in Latvia • L. Moser : Progetto didattico : Attività metallurgica in Valle del Fersina • J. Cierny, N. Degasperi, P. Frontini : Castellaro del Vhò, Piadena (Cremona) : strutture fusorie a cielo aperto del Bronzo Medio • C. Véber, M. Pernot : Technical study of some Vaudrevange type bracelets (IXe-VIIIe c. BC.). Metallographical examinations and experimental wax model making • N. Trampuz& Orel et al. : Premonetary Objects from th South-Eastern Alpine Region - Chemical and Metallographic Analyses • F. Lo Schiavo, R. Maria Albanese Procelli, A. Giumlia-Mair : La produzione e la tecnologia metallurgica a Madonna del Piano (Mineo, Catania) • N. Gulyaeva : Samnite helmets in the collection of the Hermitage Museum — II Sessione : Grecia, Magna Grecia e colonie : C. Rolley : Le travail du bronze à Delphes • B. Barr-Sharrar, H. Lie : Metalworking Techniques of the Fourth-Century B.C. : a New Scientific Study of the Derveni Krater • S. Descamps : Un exaleiptron en bronze et en fer d’une tombe de Karaburnaki, dans les collections du Musée du Louvre • V. Meirano : Utensil stands da Locri Epizefiri. Nuovi dati dalla necropoli di Lucifero e dal santuario di Mannella • D. Elia : Reperti metallici dalla necropoli di Lucifero a Locri Epizefiri. Un caso di studio: gli specchi con impugnatura configurata a capitello ionico e motivo “a lira” • Olimpia Colacicchi Alessandri, Marco Ferretti : Indagini su manufatti di bronzo del V s.a.C. provenienti dalla necropoli di Vaglio, in Italia Meridionale • R. Spadea et al. : Un fragmmento di protome di grifo dal santuario di Capo Colonna (Crotone) e un inedito problema riguardante le terre di fusione • H. Frielinghaus : Busch und Schmuckaufsatz an den Helmen in Olympia : Bemerkungen zu Technik und Vorkommen • H. F. Sharpe : A bronze statuette from the Athenian Agora : a technical and iconographical examination • V. I. Mordvintseva, Y. P. Zaytsev : The bronze patrix for ornaments from the Ust-Alma necropolis (Crimea, Northern Black Sea Region) — III Sessione : Grande statuaria : C. Mattusch : Bronze busts from the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum • E. Formigli, R. Pecchioli : L’Idolino di Pesaro, un’indagine archeometrica • S. Hemingway, E. Milleker, R. Stone : The Early Imperial Bronze Statue of a Boy in The Metropolitan Museum of Art : A Technical and Stylistic Analysis • E. Formigli, M. Miccio, R. Pecchioli : La testa Lamberti, indagini tecniche su un ritratto bronzeo composito • U. Rohnstock : Göttin und Bacchus : zwei römische Bronzen der Antikensammlung Berlin • M. Micheli, M. Vidale : A clay coelacanth and its concentric bowels. On the question of slab construction in the casting cores of large-sized Greek bronzes • M. E. Svoboda : A preliminary investigation of fiber inclusions found in the casting core material from the Victorious Youth : a bronze statue in the collection of the J. Paul Getty Museum • K. D. S. Lapatin : A Hollow-Cast Bronze Head in New Hampshire • E. Zanda : I bronzi da Industria (Monteu da Po - Torino). Primi risultati sulla composizione delle leghe — IV Sessione : Tecnologia e analisi : J. Cierny, F. Marzatico : Note sulla cronologia relativa dei siti fusori e sulla circolazione del metallo • P. Dyczeck : Physico-chemical analysis of lead objects from Novae • M. McNamara : Technical studies of four ancient Greek helmets at the Harvard University Art Museums • J. Riederer : The use of standardised copper alloys in Roman metal technology • J. Riederer : Die Metallanalyse der römischen Statuetten des Römisch-Germanischen Museums in Köln • R. Thomas : Welche Aussagen erlauben die Materialanalysen der in Köln gefundenen Bronzestatuetten ? • A. Giumlia-Mair : Metallurgical interpretation of Zosimos’ text • A. Vaday et al. : Comparative analysis of Roman Bronze objects from North-Western Hungary with prompt gamma activation analysis and external-beam pixe methods • E. Poulsen : On moulds and models for ancient Roman small bronzes • A. Giumlia-Mair, S. Meriani, E. Lucchini : Indagini archeometallurgiche su dorature antiche : analisi, tecniche e varianti • D. Pasini : Antoniniani dal pozzo “est” del foro di quileia fenomeni di corrosione in ambiente particolare — V Sessione : Vasellame : S. Buson : Arte delle Situle : riproduzione sperimentale della situla Benvenuti • M. Treister : Metal vessels from Dardanos Tumulus in the Troad • S. Tassinari : Observations et propos sur la fabrication des anses de récipients de Pompéi • M. Castoldi : Recipienti in bronzo romani da Goito (Mantova) • F. Proto : I vasi a paniere e gli askoi dell’area vesuviana e la loro eventuale destinazione d’uso • V. Marti-Clercx, B. Mille : Nouvelles données sur la répartition des ateliers producteurs des vases anthropomorphes d’époque romaine : la nature peut-elle déterminer la provenance ? • T. Sarnataro : Le patere con manico dall’area vesuviana e la loro funzione domestica. Un case study ; la casa di L. Volusius Faustus (I 2, 10) • S. F. Pozo : La vajilla metálica de la Provincia Baetica II. Los jarros broncíneos de época alto-imperial • D. Boz&ic& : Il vasellame bronzeo romano : grandi bacili e piccolo mestoli-colini • E. Thomas : Homerische Becher. Zur Frage der Vorlagen ihrer Bilderzyklen • E. Pochmarski : Ein Silberskyphos aus der römischen Villa von Grünau (Stmk, Österreich). Ein Meisterwerk der römischen Toreutik • S. Palágyi : Ein neu entdecktes Balsamarium (Kopfgefäß) aus Pannonien — VI Sessione : Oggetti figurativi : A. Gaspari, R. Krempus& : Bronze “donor” from the votive site in the River Ljubljanica • J. Istenic! : Bronze statuette of Apollo from the River Ljubljanica • H. Salskov Roberts : A Bronze Statuette with Hook-like Hands found in Denmark • H. Hiller : Römische Statuettenpaare fackeltragender Eroten in hellenistischer Tradition • W. Wohlmayr : “Individuum und Typus” am Beispiel eines römischen Tischträgers • M. C. Galestin : Bronzes without a context — VII Sessione : Ornamenti ed oggetti personali : J. Ronke : Ringe mit Wagenlenker-Darstellung : “… clamosi gloria circi …” • W.-R. Teegen, G. Franzius : Traces of manufacturing processes and use wear of Roman brooches from the site of the “Clades variana” (Kalkriese, Germany) • M. Buora : Sulla decorazione del piede delle “Zwiebelknopffilben” del tipo Keller/Pröttel 3/ 4 B di Aquileia e del territorio circostante • A. Facsády : Les formes et les techniques de fabrication des bijoux d’or d’Aquincum • A. Giovannini : Aquileia, Museo Archeologico Nazionale. Primi appunti sulla collezione di oreficerie : orecchino ellenistico • G. Ujvári, P. Zsidi : Ein Bronzekästchen aus Aquincum • F. Maselli Scotti, A. Giumlia-Mair : Orecchino a due pendenti • J. Reclaw : Lead Mirrors from Novae : Current State of Research — VIII Sessione : Decorazioni Instrumentum. Militaria : C. Simon : An Inlaid Curule Chair in the Leon Levy and Shelby White Collection, New York • P. Ventura, A. Giumlia-Mair : Resti di arredo di età romana dal territorio di Pordenone : cornice in lega a base di rame con agemina • S. Stock, A. Giumlia-Mair : The Roman triclinium frames in the Royal Ontario Museum Toronto (Canada) • F. Jurgeit : Le lanterne della bottega dell’ombra • D. Antonov, N. Torbov : Bronze tools with human effigies found in Northwestern Bulgaria • C. Bassi et al. : Nuove testimonianze dell’attività di bronzisti dall’antica Tridentum • R. Nenova-Merdjanova : Tradition and Inventiveness on the local production of bronze vessels in the Roman province Thracia • K. Szirmai : Military equipment depicted in Aquincum after the Marcomannic wars • C. Flügel : Römische Spatha-Ortbänder mit Emaileinlage — IX Sessione : Tarda antichità e medioevo : M. Bolla : Placchetta in bronzo tardoantica con scena di caccia del Museo Archeologico di Verona • C. Zaccaria, A. Giumlia-Mair : Medaglione romano con ritratto di Lucano e una nuova lettura di Seneca ad Lucilium 38, 2 • J.P. Northover, M. Beydoun Saghieh : Copper alloy metalwork from 5th and 6th century AD levels in Beirut • A. Cagnana : Un ascia “barbuta” da ricerche di superficie in Carnia (Urdine) • E. Brepohl : Copper and its alloy in Theophilus Presbyters De Diversis Artibus (1100-1125) • C. Tiussi, A. Giumlia-Mair : Una fossa per getto di campana in piazza Capitolo ad Aquileia • F. Bressan : Saldature e riporti di metallo su armi medievali : alcuni esempi d’utilizzo di leghe del rame per la fabbricazione e riparazione di armi • E. C.D. Hunter : Beautiful black bronzes : Zosimos’ treatises in Cam. Mm.6.29.

2002, 1 vol., 673 pages, nbr. fig.
80 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-63-5)

, E. Marlière, L’outre et le tonneau dans l’Occident romain.

In the light of old documentation and recent archaeological discoveries, it seems today inconceivable to apprehend the trade flows of the liquid food products without taking into account, beside the amphoras, the leatherbags and the barrels, whose role was under­estimated during a long time because of their biodeterioration.

The leatherbag has been known for a long time in Assyria and in the Greek world. It is a common package in the domestic framework as much as in the commercial sphere, its contribution to the transport of water, wine and oil being attested throughout the Mediterranean. In the absence of vestiges, the only sources suitable to inform us about its function in Antiquity are the texts and the iconography in a zone circumscribed by Mesopotamia, North Africa and Rhenish limes.

The framework of the investigations carried out on the barrels extends to Gaul, Brittany, the valleys of the Rhine and the Danube, Italy and Hispany, which delivered more than two hundred and fifty ancient barrels and a whole panoply of representations. The richness and the abundance of these documents lead to a new vision on the origin of the barrel, its manufacture, the woods used, the inscriptions which it carries. Based on these data, we can now draw up a typology and determine centers of production in Gaul, on the Rhenish limes and in Italy. It also reveals the use of the barrel in the production and the transport of basic drinks such as wine and beer, in civil context as well as for the military supply, from the Ist century BC to the end of Antiquity. It appears finally that leatherbags and barrels have their place beside the amphoras.

2002, 1 vol., 205 pages, 233 fig.
39 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-69-4)

MI-23, H. Eckhardt, Illuminating Roman Britain.

A wide range of evidence for artificial lighting has survived from the Roman period in Britain. This book provides the first catalogue of all clay and metal lamps, lampholders and candlesticks found in Roman Britain and offers a typological, chronological and spatial analysis of this material. The book provides an illustrated catalogue as well as distribution maps for all major types.

The volume also aims to achieve a fuller understanding of artificial lighting in Roman Britain by placing lamps and candlesticks into their wider social and economic context. The concept that identity is constructed and negotiated through the daily and ritual use of objects is employed here to examine the ways in which a particular group of material culture – lighting equipment – may relate to Romano-British identities. The continual need for fuel clearly has implications beyond the mere acquisition of imported objects and the presence of lamps on a site can also be understood to relate to specific cultural practices and active social behaviour. Identity and status in Roman Britain are defined through the use of this very “Roman” object.

Identities are continuously created and reworked by people and the ways in which the use of lighting equipment changes through time (and depending on the object’s raw material) form central parts of this book. 

Other issues addressed include the evidence for local production and for the ritual use of lighting equipment as well as the question of whether the decoration on lamps affected the contexts in which they were used. The archaeological context of lighting equipment is studied on an intra-site, provincial and empire-wide level.

2002, 1 vol., 464 pages, 134 fig., 303 tabl.
65 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-70-8)

, D. Foy, M.-D. Nenna, Echanges et commerce du verre dans le monde antique. Actes du colloque de l’AFAV, Aix-en-Provence et Marseille, 7-9 juin 2001.

Avant-propos (D. Foy et M.-D. Nenna) — I. Archéométrie et archéologie : 1. B. Gratuze et Y. Billaud : La circulation des perles en verre dans le bassin méditerranéen de l’âge du Bronze moyen jusqu’au Hallstatt ; 2. M. Picon et M. Vichy : D’Orient en Occident : l’origine du verre à l’époque romaine et durant le haut Moyen Âge ; 3. C.M. Jackson, M.J. Baxter, H.E.M. Cool : Identifying Group and Meaning : An Investigation of Roman Colourless Glass ; 4. D. Foy, M. Picon, M. Vichy et V. Thirion-Merle : Caractérisation des verres de l’Antiquité tardive en Méditerranée occiden­tale : l’émergence de nouveaux courants commerciaux ; 5. L. Saguì et P. Mirti : Produzioni di vetro a Roma nell’alto medioevo : dati archeologici e archeometrici  ; 6. I. Krueger, K.H. Wedepohl : Composition and shapes of glass of the early medieval period (8th to 10th century AD) in Central Europe ; 7. B. Gratuze, D. Foy, J. Lancelot et F. Tereygeol : Les “ lissoirs ” carolingiens en verre au plomb : mise en évidence de la valorisation des scories issues du traitement des galènes argentifères de Melle (Deux-Sèvres) ;
8. J. Henderson : Glass Trade and Chemical Analysis : a Possible Model for Islamic Glass Production ; 9. C. Décobert : Le natron égyptien au Moyen Age ; II. Productions et importations : 10. P. Triantafyllidis : Classical and Hellenistic glassworkshops from Rhodes ; 11. H.E.M. Cool : Local production and trade in glass vessels in the British Isles in the first to seventh centuries AD ; 12. V. Arveiller-Dulong, G. Sennequier et N. Vanpeene : Verreries du Nord-Ouest de la Gaule : productions et impor­tations ; 13. H. Cabart : Production et importation de verreries romaines dans l’Est de la France ; 14. A. Hochuli-Gysel : L’Aquitaine : importations et productions au ier siècle av. J.-C. et au ier siècle apr. J.-C. ; 15. D. Simon-Hiernard, Fr. Dubreuil : Productions et importations de verre dans le Centre-Ouest de la Gaule (iie-ive siècles) ; 16. A. Moirin : Contacts et échanges au ier siècle  : l’exemple de la Gaule du Centre ; 17. D. Foy et M.-D. Nenna : Productions et importations de verre antique dans la vallée du Rhône et le Midi méditerranéen de la France (ier-iiie siècles) ; 18. C. Becker et M. Monin : Fours de verriers antiques des Subsistances, Lyon ; 19. S. Motte et S. Martin : L’atelier de verrier antique de la Montée de la Butte à Lyon et ses productions ; 20. Cl. Munier et G. Brkojewitsch : Premiers éléments relatifs à la découverte récente d’un atelier de verrier antique à Besançon ; III. Les itinéraires du verre : 21. C. S. Lightfoot : From East to West : The early Roman glass industry ; 22. B. Rütti : Les verres peints du Haut Empire romain : centres de production et de diffusion ; 23. M.-D. Nenna : Verres gravés d’Égypte du Ier au Ve siècle ap. J.-C. ; 24. J.-P. Brun : Le verre dans le désert oriental d’Égypte : contextes datés du Haut Empire romain ; 25. P.T. Nicholson et J. Price : Glass from the port of Berenike,  Red Sea Coast, Egypt ; IV. L’actualité de la recherche à Lyon et dans le Midi de la France : 26. A. Desbat : Les verres des fouilles du pseudo sanctuaire de Cybèle à Lyon ; 27. P. Chapon : Le verre de la nécropole des Communaux de Saint-Césaire (Bouches-du-Rhône) ; 28. N. Nin : Aspects de la verrerie antique d’Aix-en-Provence à travers quelques contextes funéraires et d’habitat  ; 29. M. Moliner et D. Michel : La verrerie dans les nécropoles antiques de Marseille ; 30. O. Cavalier : Le verre antique au Musée Calvet : recherches sur la constitution d’une collection ; 31. H. Chew : Les verres de la Narbonnaise au Musée des Antiquités Nationales ; 32. M.-Th. Marty et M.-L. Maraval : Les verres de la villa du Co-d’Esperou (Saint-Denis, Aude).

2003, 1 vol., 504 pages, nbr. fig.
71 € + 7,20 € port/emb. (ISBN : 2-907303-72-4

, G. Guillier, M. Thauré, Les graffites antiques de la cité des Aulerques Cénomans (G.A.C.A.C.).

Often unrecognised by excavators and neglected by epigraphists, graffiti are the poor relations of archaeology. However, the study of graffiti impacts upon many varied aspects of anthropology. As the principal witnesses to the use of cursive writing in ancient Gaul, these antique handwritten inscriptions constitute an irreplaceable documentary source, especially for social and commercial practices. At Aulerques Cénomans (Le Mans, Sarthe, F) , as well as in other regions where similar inventories have been made, ownership marks form the major part of the corpus. Names previously unknown in Gaul appear throughout. Other graffiti, noting the contents of a jar, its capacity or the weight of the goods, are useful indications of the practicalities of daily life, of commerce, and also of metrology.

The systematic illustration of the graffiti, both as line drawings and as plentiful photographs, allow both the confidence of the hand and the morphological evolution of writing (abbreviations, ligatures, ductus...) to be assessed. The information available in the corpus is finally consolidated and analysed in the form of tables which also allow the finds from Aulerques Cénomans to be compared with those available from neighbouring regions and from other sites studied in the western provinces.

2003, 298 p., 321 fig.,
47 € + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-79-1)

, L. Orengo, Forges et forgerons dans les habitats laténiens de la Grande Limagne d’Auvergne.

How was iron transformed, used and cared for by the Central Gauls? What are the links between the sites that produced the raw material and the settlements where archaeologists recover the fragments of finished objects? It is this pruduction activity and trade in iron in pre-Roman and Roman societies that L. Orengo attempts to define, using a method based on the interaction between multidisciplinary approaches: both quantative and physico-chemical analyses of the waste debris from production and the rough forgings from workshops, together with a particularly detailed examination of the objects and miscellaneous fragments found on occupation sites.

The composition of quantitative data, so far little explored in the study of ironworking, must necessarily be accompanied by a consideration of the composition of the metal scraps, their significance, their taphonomy, and sometimes even their disappearance from the archaeological record. For the first time, the material generated by this detailed analysis provides a group of comparable data-sets from several Iron Age sites.

The picture that emerges from these various approaches is completely original: the volume not only defines, in detail and with many applied examples, a method that will make it possible from now on to study the ferrous finds from workshops and other types of site, it also paints a totally new picture of the history of iron in Gaul in the 1st millennium BC, putting forward a model on which future studies of the subject may be based.2003, 325 p., 60 fig., 15 tabl., 63 pl.

2003, 325 p., 60 fig., 15 tabl., 63 pl.
53 € + port / emb.7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-75-9)

MI-27, M. Feugère, J.-C. Gérold (dir.), Le tournage, des origines à l’an Mil. Actes du colloque de Niederbronn, octobre 2003.

F. Reiss — Préface
M. Feugère — Le tournage : une technique, une histoire, un colloque.
P. Mille — Inventaire des différents types de tours utilisés en Europe occidentale, des origines à l'époque médiévale, d'après la  documentation textuelle, archéologique et iconographique.
Chr. Backwinkel — Drechseln mit Werkzeug aus Feuerstein –eine neolithische Bernsteinbank.
A. Caubet — L'apparition de la céramique tournée en Orient.
J. Gomez de Soto, Chr. Picod — Utilisation d’un système tournant et du compas au début du Bronze moyen en Extrême Occident : les éléments de harnachement de la grotte des Perratsà Agris (Charente).
Chr. Picod, C. Mordant — Nouvelles expérimentations pour la reproduction d’épingles de l’Age du Bronze. Les apports des techniques de l’orfèvrerie : le tournage de la cire perdue
B. Armbruster  — Le tournage dans l'orfèvrerie de l'Age du Bronze et du premier Age du Fer en Europe Atlantique.
Chr. Picod — Tournage expérimental à l’archet de pièces circulaires   en os et bois de cerf.
C. Veuillet — Le tour à perche. Evaluation de l'aptitude fonctionnelle et étude tracéologique de trois outils : le racloir, la gouge et le crochet.
I. Balzer — Beobachtungen zur frühen Drehscheiben­keramik aus Brei­sach (Kr. Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, D).
L. Augier, I. Renault — Introduction de la force cinétique rotative dans la chaîne opératoire des productions céramiques du Ve s. av. J.-C. à Bourges
D. Minni — Le tournage du bois, des lignites, de l’ambre et des matières dures d’origine animale à l'Age du Fer.
Fr. Poplin — Deux aspects peu connus du tournage des matières   dures d'origine animale dans l'Antiquité.
N. Saedlou  — Les pyxides tournées de Saintes (Charente-Maritime) : contribution à la connaissance de la technique du tournage du bois dans l’Antiquité.
A. Desbat — Les tours de potiers gallo-romains.
M. Genin — Le tournage des sigillées dans l'atelier de La Graufe­senque (Millau, Aveyron).
R. Lierke — The turning of ancient glass vessels.
D. Billoin — Les récipients en pierre ollaire : état de la question.
J.-Cl. Bessac — Le tournage des pièces d'architecture antiques en pierre.
B. Niemeyer — Drück- und Drehspuren an den silbernen Halbkugel­bechern vom Typ Leuna des 3. und 4. Jhs. / Turning marks on the embossed silver beakers of the so-called Leuna Type, 3rd/4th c. AD.
P. Böcking, J.-C. Gérold, R. Petrovszky — Tournage et repoussage du métal pour la réalisation de vaisselle dans l’Antiquité romaine. Problématique des techniques employées, de la matière première à l’objet fini.
P. Pugsley — The origin of Medieval vessel turning.

2004, 233 p., nbr. fig., 4 pl. coul. h.-t.
40 € + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-82)

MI-28, M. Polfer, L’artisanat dans l’économie de la Gaule Belgique romaine, à partir de la documentation archéologique.

Thanks to the growing interest of both historians and archaeologists in craft activity, matched by a recent increase in research in this area, especially in Gaul, it is now possible to paint a general picture of the role of the craftsman in the economy of Antiquity. It is this challenge that M. Polfer has taken up in this volume for Gallia Belgica during the High and Later Empire.

The work is backed up by an inventory, as thorough and detailed as possible, of the production sites for both raw material and manufactured goods established between the upper reaches of the Seine and the Rhine. The inventory covers stone, iron, bronze, fired clay, glass and bone, as well as textile and leather, as far as the documentation permits. The workshops are analysed according to various criteria that allow their status to be appreciated: such as the geographical location - within or outside the area of a city; or the close association of several factories - perhaps the result of technical considerations or of deliberate attempts to diversify. The siting of pottery workshops, for example, appears to balance out local tradition, the demands of sourcing (raw material and fuel), and the proximity of the market. Other criteria, such as kiln technology, enables another method of analysis to be used in studying the workshops and their method of manufacture. The evolution of the workshops over time reflects the changes in the economic climate, to which craft activity had to adapt. The region was naturally placed under more general provincial constraints, but, at root, Gallia Belgica testifies to a specific dynamism tied to the characteristics of its geography and history throughout the Roman period.

2005, 182 p., 35 fig., 5 cartes h.-t. dont 4 coul.
36 € + port / emb. 6,30 € (ISBN : 2-907303-89-9)

MI-29, N. Crummy (ed.), Image, Craft and the Classical World. Essays in honour of Donald Bailey and Catherine Johns.

Preface, by Nina Crummy : 11
Donald Bailey by Dyfri Williams : 13
Catherine Johns by Leslie Webster : 13
1. ‘How few men have the right head on their shouders!’ , by Lucilla Burn : 17
2. ‘Singing all summer and dancing all winter’: a group  of lead-glazed ware vessels  in the British Museum, by Paul Roberts : 23
3. The Kingdom of Kush. Urban defences and military installations, by Derek A. Welsby : 39
4. Living in the desert: mess kits  fromMons Porphyrites, by Roberta Tomber : 55
5. Lucerna Helvetica. Les lampes découvertes ou conservées en Suisse. Un état de la question, by Laurent Chrzanovski : 61
6. The lion and the mule: from lamps to samian, by Joanna Bird : 69
7. Recording the loads at La Graufesenque, by Geoffrey Dannell : 81
8. Le casque republicain de Sainte-Foy-lès Lyon et la question des casques romains surmontés d’un anneau,   by Michel Feugère : 85
9. From bracelets to battle-honours: military armillae from the Roman conquest of Britain, by Nina Crummy : 93
10. The Tunshill Roman silver arm, by Kenneth S. Painter : 107
11. The Newstead parade helmet, by William Manning : 119
12. Roman bound captives: symbols of slavery ?, by Ralph Jackson : 143
13. Whose good luck? Roman phallic ornaments from Suffolk , by Judith Plouviez : 157
14. ‘All in a day’s work?’ The colourless cylindrical glass cups from Stonea revisited, by Jennifer Price, Ian C. Freestone and Caroline Cartwright  : 165
15. Dedicated followers of fashion? Decorative bone hairpins from Roman London, by Jenny Hall and Angela Wardle : 173
16. Coals to Newcastle, by Lindsay Allason-Jones : 181
17. Carausius, Virgil and the marks RSR and INPCDA, by Guy de la Bédoyère : 187
18. ‘Why are there always so many spoons?’ Hoards of precious metal in late Roman Britain, by Richard Hobbs : 197
19. The Hinton St Mary head of Christ and a coinof Magnentius, by T. S. N. Moorhead : 209
20. ‘A Light to lighten the Gentiles’: witness inchange in the Roman Empire, by M. Henig : 213
21. Observations sur deux moules africains de lampes chrétiennes, by Jean Bussière : 223
22. Main Street, Diospolis Inferior, by Jeffrey Spencer : 233
23. A Roman ‘House’ at Mytilene, by Caroline and Hector Williams : 243
24. After Oldcroft: a British silver pin from Welton le Wold, Lincolnshire, by Susan Youngs : 249
25. The Faversham mounts, by Angela Evans :  255
26. Some notes on two late-antique gold pendants in the British Museum, by Christopher Entwistle :
27. The wayward history of some ‘Late Antique’ carved ivories in Philadelphia, by Donald White :
28. Now we see through a glass, darkly, by David Buckton : 285
29. Donald Bailey: Bibliography : 291
30. Catherine Johns: Bibliography : 299

2005, 304 p., nbr. ill.
51 € + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-91-0)

MI-30, F. Lo Schiavo, A. Giumlia-Mair, U. Sanna, R. Valera (eds.) - Archaeometallurgy in Sardinia, from the origin to the beginning of Early Iron Age (by C. Atzeni, U. Badas, V. Kassianidou, F. Lo Schiavo, L. Massidda, A. Mazzella, A. Rivoldini, U. Sanna, A. Usai, L. Usai, P.G. Valera, R.G. Valera)

Contents :

Foreword (U. Sanna) : 11

Part I – Aspects of ancient metallurgy
1. C. Atzeni, Aspects of ancient metallurgy : 15

Part II – Geology
R.G. Valera, Foreword on geology and mineral deposits : 31
1. R.G. Valera, P.G. Valera, Outline of geology and mineral deposits of Sardinia : 33
2. R.G. Valera, P.G. Valera,  A. Rivoldini, Sardinian ore deposits and metals in the Bronze Age :  41

Part  III- Archaeometric data
C. Atzeni, L. Massida, U. Sanna, Archeometric preface : 109
C. Atzeni, L. Massida, U. Sanna
1. Investigations and results :          111

Part IV – Archaeology
1. L.Usai : Pre-nuragic metallurgy records : 249
2. F. Lo Schiavo : The first copper and bronze finds, from the beginning of  II millennium : 271
3. F. Lo Schiavo : Early documents on Nuragic metallurgy : 281
4. F. Lo Schiavo : Oxhide ingots, Ciprus and Sardinia :         297
5. F. Lo Schiavo : Bronze weapons, tools, figurines from Nuragic Sardinia  : 335
6. Sardinia and tin circulation :         355
7.  F. Lo Schiavo,  The first iron in Sardinia : 393
8. F. Lo Schiavo, Concluding remarks :         399
U. Sanna, R.G. Valera, F. Lo Schiavo, Conclusions and suggestions for future research :         401
Index of the archaeological files : 403

2005, 420 p., nbr. ill., 8 pl. coul.
65 € + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-95-3)

MI-31, L. Chrzanovski (ed.) - Lychnological Acts 1. Actes du 1er Congrès international d’études sur le luminaire antique (Nyon-Genève, 29.9 - 4.10.2003).

The creation of the ILA (International Lychnological Association) in 2003 went hand in hand with the establishment of an extensive programme of research on antique and medieval lighting. Its framework is based on the congress on Antiquity held at Nyon and Geneva in the autumn of the same year, of which this volume is the Proceedings. It gathers together 58 articles which cover every aspect of the themes addressed by current research on artificial lighting in Antiquity, and most particularly on lighting accessories: lamps in earthenware, glass and bronze, oil or tallow lamps, candelabra and other supports....
While in recent decades it might have seemed that researchers had said all that there was to say on this aspect of material culture, these Proceedings illustrate the breadth of those areas which remain to be exposed to critical view and the dynamism of current work. Whatever their topic, lamps from a single dwelling or from a workshop, from a mine or other underground structure, a series of stamps or of decorative motifs, questions of technique or of the form of certain less well-understood items (candelabra, chandeliers ....), these papers draw our attention once again towards ancient artificial lighting and its accessories, from one end of the Mediterranean to the other.

2005, 330 p., 564. ill sur 141 pl. h.-t.
68 € + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-90-2)

MI-32, M. Polfer (dir.) - Artisanat et économie romaine. Italie et provinces occidentales de l’Empire (Actes du 3e colloque international d’Erpeldange, Luxembourg) (14-16 oct. 2004).

Contents :
Avant-propos (Michel Polfer)
Arnaldo Marcone — Riflessioni sugli aspetti giuridici dell'artigianato romano
Peter Herz — Der römische Staat und die Wirtschaft. Staatliche Eingriffe in das Wirtschaftsleben (Kontrolle von Ressourcen)
Sabine Deschler-Erb — La contribution de l'archéobiologie à l'étude de l'artisanat romain
Jeanne-Marie Demarolle — Artisanat et sacré en Gaule romaine: de modestes jalons
Michel Polfer — L’artisanat rural en Gaule Belgique – approche spatiale et chronologique
Peter Rothenhöfer  —  Strukturen des Handwerks im südlichen Niedergermanien. I. Metallverarbeitendes Handwerk
Günther Moosbauer — Siedlungstyp und Handwerksform in Raetien
Sara Santoro-Bianchi — La ricerca P.A.A.R. sull’artigianato romano nell’Italia del Nord: stato della ricerca e primo bilancio scientifico
Kordula Gostenc&nik — Schriftquellen zu Rohstoffgewinnung und handwerklicher Produktion in Noricum
Gregory Schutz — L'artisanat antique dans l’espace urbain: essai de synthèse sur l’agglomération de Reims Durocortorum (Marne, France) et première approche topographique
Anika Duvauchelle — Les métiers du bois à l'époque romaine sur le territoire helvétique
Xavier Deru — Les structures de l’atelier de potiers gallo-romain des « Quatre Bornes » aux Rues-des-Vignes (Nord). Bilan provisoire
Patrice Herbin, Daniel Roger et Emmanuel Calonne — Une production de céramique à pâte claire à Famars (Nord)
Jean-Paul Petit — L'artisanat alimentaire dans les petites villes gallo-romaines de Bliesbruck et de Schwarzenacker au Haut-Empire.

2005, 194 p., 130 ill., 37 € + port / emb.
6,30 € (ISBN : 2-907303-93-7)

MI-33, E. Truszkowski, Etude stylistique de la sculpture du sanctuaire ibérique du Cerro de Los Santos (Albacete, Espagne).

The Iberian sanctuary of Cerro de los Santos (Alba­cete) has produced an extraordinary collection of 375 votive sculptures, which reflect the multifarious influences upon the worshippers visiting the sanctuary to honour a deity whose identity is so far still unknown. The stylistic approach adopted by the author in order to analyse this spectacular assemblage primarily enables her to establish a chronological classification, but above all it also allows her to define the mechanisms by which the various iconographic elements were transmitted and evolved before they culminated in these objects, which were at one and the same time both cheap and erudite. By using parallels that carry the reader from one end of the Medi­terranean to the other, and often across several centuries, E. Truszkowski dissects the information embedded within them which allows her, according to the words of Francis Croissant, 'to place the transmission of models into an historical process once more'.

Appraised with caution and erudition, the 'difficult problem of formal coincidences' in the Mediterranean of the 1st millenium is here illuminated. Between the reference to an external model and the definition of its identity, the author has managed to draw out from the stone the range of messages buried within it. It is the deciphering of this mass of information that this volume presents.2006, 454 p., nbr. ill., 119 pl.

2006, 454 p., nbr. ill., 119 pl.
67 € + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN : 2-907303-88-0)

, I. Bertrand (dir.), Le travail de l’os, du bois de cerf et de la corne à l’époque romaine : un artisanat en marge ? (Actes de la table-ronde Instrumentum de Chauvigny (Vienne, F), 8-9 décembre 2005).

Contents :
I. Bertrand — Le travail de l’os et du bois de cerf à l’époque romaine : bilan et perspectives de la recherche sur un artisanat “mineur”,  p. 3-13
D. Minni  —Technologie des matières dures d’origine animale à l’âge du Fer en Europe celtique, p. 15-23
M. Feugère, V. Forest, Ph. Prévot — Une grille d’analyse pour décrire et comparer des ateliers de tabletiers ?  p. 25-33
A. Thuet — Le travail de l’os dans l’antique Samarobriva (Amiens, F) : première approche,  p. 35-45
L. Guyard, coll. S. Bertaudière, S. Zeller, C. Fontaine, J.-P. Goupy — L’artisanat de l’os dans la ville-sanctuaire gallo-romaine du Vieil-Évreux (Eure). État des connaissances,  p. 47-53
F. Labaune, coll. G. Le Cloirec — Le travail de l’os à Rennes (Ille-et-Vilaine) à travers un canif à manche sculpté trouvé 3-5 rue de St-Malo, p. 55-63
D. Canny, J.-H. Yvinec, coll. D. Labarre, M. Aubrun — Un atelier de travail de l'os à Chartres au IIIe s. ap. J.-C.,  p. 65-84
V. Forest — Une fabrication de colle d'os dans le quartier de La Grande Boissière à Jublains (Mayenne) ?  p. 85-100
I. Bertrand — Le travail de l’os et du bois de cerf à Lemonum (Poitiers, F): lieux de production et objets finis. Un état des données,  p. 101-144
I. Rodet-Belarbi, N. Dieudonné-Glad — Os, bois de cerf et ivoire à Rom (Deux-Sèvres). Quelques éléments de réflexion sur l'approvisionnement en matière première et la distribution des objets dans l'agglomération,  p. 145-163
Ch. Cribellier, I. Bertrand — Un artisanat de l’Antiquité tardive dans le théâtre de l’agglomération antique de Drevant (Cher). La production de fusaïoles et autres objets en bois de cerf et os,  p. 165-185
I. Bertrand — Peignes et étuis en os et bois de cerf du théâtre de Drevant (Cher),  p. 187-193
P. Prévot — État des connaissances sur la production de l’os à Orange (Vaucluse, F). Étude et comparaison des ateliers du travail de l’os,  p. 195-229
M. Feugère, Ph. Prévot — Les matières dures animales (os, bois de cerf et ivoire) dans la vallée de l’Hérault : production et consommation,  p. 231-268
C. Anderes — La collection de tabletterie du Musée romain de Nyon (CH),  p. 269-274
E. Alonso —Travail et décor des médaillons en bois de cerf. Analyse et essai typologique,  p. 275-281
S. Deschler-Erb, K. Gostencnik — Différences et identités de la vie quotidienne dans les provinces romaines : l’exemple de la tabletterie,  p. 283-309
Ch. Bianchi — Letti funerari in osso di età romana: aspetti della produzione e diffusione alla luce di alcuni rinvenimenti  in Lombardia. Presentazione preliminare di un letto da Cerveteri (Roma),  p. 311-334
F. Lang — L’artisanat du bois de cerf à Iuvavum/Salzbourg, Autriche. Les manches de couteau,  p. 335-342

2008, 350 p., nbr. ill.
50€ + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN 978-2-35518-004-0)

, J. Bussière, Lampes antiques d’Algérie, II. Lampes tardives et lampes chrétiennes

Completing the series on the ancient lamps of Algeria published in the same collec­tion some years ago (Lampes antiques d’Algérie [Monographies Instru­mentum,16], Montagnac, 2000), this study of nearly 2000 late Roman and Chris­tian lamps produced from the 4th to the 7th-8th centuries forms an exhaustive corpus of lychnological material found in an important geographical area that has for a long time remained little known. The two volumes together fill the gap between the two existing catalogues dedicated to the ancient lighting of Morocco and Tunisia. With seven new variants, the study enhances the Atlanta typology established by Barbera and Petriaggi in 1993. It brings to light a number of important unpublished types of decoration and more than fifty new florets ornamenting the discuses and rims of lamps of Hayes Type II.
Although always open to external influences, especially those of the large workshops making vessels and lamps in the African stamped ware of neighbouring Zeugitana and Byzacena, the provinces of Numidia, Mauretania Sitifensis and Mauretania Caesariensis also made their own local products during the Late Imperial period. These have so far remained essentially unpublished, and therefore an intensive study of this material constitutes a notable advance in our understanding of the activity of Late Antique ceramic workshops in the Maghreb.
The author outlines several potential lines of research. For example, physical and chemical comparative analysis between lamps found in a potter's workshop at Timgad and some of identical shape and decoration recovered on the major production site of Sidi Marzouk Tounsi in central Tunisia. Similarly, fabric analysis of the great quantity of stamped pottery found at Tiddis, as, in the absence of kilns or other conventional proof of the existence of  workshops, it is difficult to say whether it was made at the site or imported from Tunisia. It is clear that this lavishly illustrated volume will not only be useful to lamp specialists, but also to researchers in the various fields covering artisanal techniques and, more widely, the economic history of the Mediterranean world in Late Antiquity.2007, 200 p., nbr. fig., 141 pl. h.-t.

2007, 200 p., nbr. fig., 141 pl. h.-t.
55€ + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN 978-2-35518-002-6)

, H. Eckhardt, N. Crummy, Styling the body in Late iron Age and Roman Britain. A contextual approach to toilet instruments

Utilisant une importante base de données issue des publications de fouilles cette étude offre une analyse typologique des petits accessoires de toilette, s’intéressant aux aspects sociaux liés à leur diffusion, leur chronologie, les zones de production et leur utilisation dans les sépultures. L’image qui ressort de ces données est replacée dans le contexte plus large de la toilette, tant dans le monde romain que dans la Bretagne préromaine; s’y ajoutent, dans les provinces, d’autres instruments de toilette. Un dernier chapitre évoque de manière succincte le mobilier post-antique. Des appendices largement illustrés présentent le riche mobilier de la Bretagne romaine, avec une base de données accessible sur internet (Archaeological Data Service).

En dépit de leur taille modeste, les instruments de toilette concernent la présentation du corps, donc l’identité sociale et culturelle. En Bretagne, les exemplaires assemblés en trousses sont rares avant le début du Ier s. de n. ère. Après la conquête romaine de la Bretagne en 43 ap. J.-C., la production augmente et l’usage concerne alors des catégories sociales élargies. Alors que, sur le continent, les coupe-ongles disparaissent après la période augustéenne, ils restent en usage en Bretagne jusqu’à la fin du IVe ou au début du Ve s., représentant à cette époque la survivance insulaire d'une tradition laténienne.

2008, 201 p., nbr. fig.,
39€ + port / emb. 6,30 € (ISBN: 978-2-35518-009-5)


MI-37, G. Pagès,Artisanat et économie du fer en France méditerranéenne, de l?Antiquité au début du Moyen-Age. Une approche interdisciplinaire

The author proposes here a wide time span insight of iron’s craft industry
and economy along the French Mediterranean shores, through the archaeological
study of ancient iron artefacts.This study integrates an archeometrical
approach, combining metallographic and petrographic methods specifically
adapted to the analysis of antique metal manufactured objects.
A holistic approach has been considered for the artefacts and its context,
incorporating the new studies of twelve significant metallurgical sites with their
particular topics –i.e. pilot archaeological site- to precise, already existing
bibliographical inventories.

An exhaustive documentation of the new locations has been achieved both
through the archaeological data obtained and rigorous description of the installations.
Around 28000 metallurgical materials counting objects and slags
have been adequately inventoried, and 169 of them have been subjected to
the archaeometric study.

This work is structured according to the three major activities emerging
from the iron bloomery process:The production of the metal (direct reduction
of the ore), the manufacture of the objects (forging) and the trade of ferrous
artefacts in a semi-finished form (circulation of semi-products).Thus, through
the evolution of these three economical activities, it is possible to highlight the
choices and the behaviour which were adopted for the same exercise from the
Antiquity commercial systems to the Carolingian reform, to finally contribute
to a better knowledge of the society between the Roman period and the
beginning of the Middle Ages in the South of Gaul.

2010, 317 p.,244 fig.,
53€ + port / emb. 7,20 € (ISBN: 978-2-35518-013-25)



MI-38, J.-L. Podvin, Luminaire et cultes isaques (Préf. de L. Bricault)

After making a historical statement on the various Isiac indoor light sources, the study deals with the vocabulary used by the Greeks and the Romans, but also by present day archaeologists. The different iconographical types are studied, showing Sarapis as being the most depicted god, before Isis, Harpocrates and Anubis. Whole series of representations were rejected because they were not in fact Isiac.

The main lamp producing areas representing Isiac scenes are underlined thanks to the lampmakers’ names, discoveries in workshops and the number of pieces found in different places. Trade flows are established between areas of production and others which only copied or bought models made elsewhere.

The study of the use of Isiac light sources shows that many lamps were not only used in everyday life and in lararia, but also in public life (sanctuaries, processions, feasts, Isis’s initiation rites). The small number of discoveries made in places of worship is relativized by temples’ inventories, inscriptions and texts. In Isiac sanctuaries, lamps bearing other scenes could also be used. During the Graeco-Roman period, lamps were as much an integral part of the Isiac cult as linen clothing and the sistrum.

The reader will find in the appendix the catalogue of all the lamps with Isiac scenes discovered outside Egypt (nearly a thousand). This is the largest corpus of such lamps ever published. 60 % of them are photographed and constitute a helpful picture library. A catalogue of lampmakers will also provide a valuable assistance to those who will have to identify future discoveries during excavations and in the reserve collections of museums.

2011, 370 p., 240. fig.,14 cartes, 38 tabl., 64 pl.
58€ + port / emb. 7 € N(ISBN: 978-2-35518-022-4)



MI-39, O. Caumont, Dépôts votifs d'armes et d'équipements militaires dans le sanctuaire gaulois et gallo-romain des Flaviers à Mouzon (Ardennes) (Préf. J. Scheid)

Situated on the border between the Remi and the Treveri, the shrine of the Flaviers at Mouzon (dept. Ardennes) has given about a thousand of weapons and military fittings, consisting of shields, chain mail and cuirasses, swords, daggers, throwing weapons, harness fittings, axes and knives. The deposits, which can be dated between the beginning of the Augustan period and the mid-1st c. AD, belong to the latest within the sanctuaries of Gaul. They mostly illustrate the concept of substitution offering, here achieved by the deposition of incomplete weapons, fragments, and, above all, images of weapons through a process of symbolic reductions. Part of these depositions are probably linked to a pars pro toto ritual. Some artefacts are subject to several treatments, showing both reduction and destruction. This study describes all the finds through a catalogue associated with typological and technical studies, as well as comparisons.

By its frequentation, deposits and rituals, the Flaviers shrine lies in the middle between two different religious traditions.The specific nature of these votive offerings is replaced within the cultual and historical context of this transitional phase between the Gallic and Roman worlds.The identity of the users is being analized though the nature and origin of the offered weapons : Gauls or Romans ? civilian or soldiers ? infantry or cavalrymen ? legionaries or auxiliaries... ?

2011, 470 p.,139. fig.,nbr. ill.
70 € + port / emb. 7 € N(ISBN: 978-2-35518-023-1


MI-40 - H. Amrein, E. Carlevaro, E. Deschler-Erb, S. Deschler-Erb, A. Duvauchelle, L. Pernet, Das römerzeitliche Handwerk in der Schweiz. Bestandsaufnahme une erste Synthesen/ L’artisanat en Suisse à l’époque romaine. Reconsement et premières synthèses.

?Vorwort und Danksagungen / Préface et remerciements

Inhaltsverzeichnis / Table des matières

1 Einleitung / Introduction
1.1 Die Publikation und ihr Umfeld / L’ouvrage et son cadre
1.2 Das Handwerk in der Antike / L'artisanat dans l'Antiquité
1.3 Zur Datenerfassung / Le recensement
2 Les différents artisanats / Die verschiedenen Handwerkszweige
2.1 Tonverarbeitung / Les métiers de l’argile
2.2 Glasverarbeitung / Les métiers du verre
2.3 Metallverarbeitung / Les métiers du métal
2.4 Les métiers de la pierre/Steinhandwerk
2.5 Les métiers du bois / Holzverarbeitung
2.6 Bein- und Hornverarbeitung / Les métiers de la tabletterie
2.7 Textilverarbeitung / Les métiers du textile
2.8 Herstellung und Verarbeitung von Leder und Pelzen / Les métiers du cuir et de pelletier
2.9 Les métiers de l’alimentation / Nahrungsmittelproduktion
2.10 Andere Produktionszweige / Divers autres métiers
3 Interactions entre artisanats / Das Handwerk im gemeinsamen Prozess
3.1 Materielle und technische Zusammenarbeit / Les interactions matérielles et techniques
3.2 Saisonalität / Saisonnalité
3.3 Mobilität / Mobilité
3.4 Produktivität und Absatzmarkt / Productivité et marché
4 Les répartitions spatiales et chronologiques / Die räumliche und zeitliche Verteilung
4.1 Avant l’arrivée des Romains: la situation à La Tène finale / Bevor die Römer kamen: die Späteisenzeit
4.2 Pax Romana. L’artisanat dans la suisse romaine / Das Handwerk in der römischen Schweiz
5. Synthese und Ausblick / Synthèse et perspectives
6 Catalogue / Katalog
7 Annexes / Anhang
7.1 Bibliografie zum Text und zum Katalog / Bibliographie pour le texte et le catalogue
7.2 Index / Register

2012, 378 p., nbr. ill.
61 € + port / emb. 7 € N(ISBN: 978-2-35518-027-9)


MI-41, S. Longepierre, Meules, moulins et meulières en Gaule méridionale, du IIe s. av. J.-C. au VIIe s. ap. J.-C.


2012, 569 p., nbr. ill.
77 € + port / emb. 7 € (ISBN: 978-2-35518-032-3



MI-42, V. Arveiller, H. Cabart (dir.), Le verre en Lorraine et dans les régions voisines. Actes du Colloque de l'AFAV, Metz, 18 et 19 novembre 2011.


2012, 396 p., nbr. ill.
(ISBN: 978-2-35518-028-6