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By Lynne C. Lancaster

Concrete Vaulted development in Imperial Rome examines equipment and methods that enabled developers to build probably the most enforcing monuments of old Rome. targeting structurally cutting edge vaulting and the criteria that inspired its development, Lynne Lancaster additionally explores a number similar practices, together with light-weight pumice as mixture, amphoras in vaults, vaulting ribs, steel tie bars, and numerous concepts of buttressing. She offers the geological history of the neighborhood construction stones and applies mineralogical research to figure out fabric provenance, which in flip indicates buying and selling styles and land use. Lancaster additionally examines building innovations relating to the social, financial, and political contexts of Rome, with a purpose to draw connections among alterations within the construction and the occasions that formed Roman society from the early empire to overdue antiquity. This booklet was once presented the James R. Wiseman publication Award from the Archaeological Institute of the USA in 2007.

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