Scarab Seals – Scarabaeus Sacer an morphological and terminological comparison’

Kyriakidis, E. Scarab Seals – Scarabaeus Sacer an morphological and terminological comparison’. Antenna, the journal of the royal entomological society . (Submitted) (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

Scarab amulets were mass produced in the east Mediterranean from the Bronze age to the first centuries before Christ (they are still produced today) and have been widely used as chronological markers by archaeologists and historians. The similarity of these artefacts to the original insect species was at times remarkable. A comparison between the artefact and the insect is most beneficial as it explains a number of features on the artefact that are difficult to understand from the artefact alone, but also points out morphological differences that reflect anatomical differences between subspecies that had not hitherto been observed.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Q Science > QL Zoology
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CB History of civilization
Q Science > QP Physiology (Living systems)
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Depositing User: Evangelos Kyriakidis
Date Deposited: 29 Jun 2011 14:47
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2013 13:31
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/8473 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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