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By Lynne C. Lancaster

Concrete Vaulted building in Imperial Rome examines equipment and strategies that enabled developers to build probably the most enforcing monuments of historical Rome. concentrating on structurally cutting edge vaulting and the criteria that motivated its development, Lynne Lancaster additionally explores quite a number similar practices, together with light-weight pumice as mixture, amphoras in vaults, vaulting ribs, steel tie bars, and numerous strategies of buttressing. She presents the geological history of the neighborhood development stones and applies mineralogical research to figure out fabric provenance, which in flip indicates buying and selling styles and land use. Lancaster additionally examines development innovations in terms of the social, monetary, and political contexts of Rome, with a purpose to draw connections among alterations within the development and the occasions that formed Roman society from the early empire to past due antiquity. This e-book was once offered the James R. Wiseman e-book Award from the Archaeological Institute of the USA in 2007.

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