The use of rocks and minerals by early civilizations is a very human face to our science. The current volume aims to provide a systematic overview of minerals and rocks that have been used from prehistoric times though to the 17th Century. In the preface the author states that the book is aimed at scholars and students from both geological and archaeological backgrounds. The scope and content of the book are based on Professors Rapp’s experience both as an active researcher in archaeomineralogy and also from teaching archaeogeology courses over many years. The book starts with an introductory chapter that...

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