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Bois travaillé du Ier au XVe sc.1st to 15th century worked wood

Iwona Zych

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SIDEBOTHAM, Steven E. ; WENDRICH, Wilhelmina Z.
Berenike 1999/2000. Report on the Excavations at Berenike, including Excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the Survey of the Mons Smaragdus Region
Cotsen Institute of Archaeology, Los Angeles, 2007, p. 251-257

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teck teak (lat. Tectona)
(p. 252)
Teak used for construction and charcoal in large quantities at Berenike; it was obtained most likely from dismantled ships (Vermeeren 2000).
Francis comments on the need for wood as fuel for glassmaking (required high temperature), and the value of this resource (imports, see Bagnall 1993: 42, and high price on every single tree, see Lewis 1986: 145) and states that in view of this it is unlikely that Berenike could have produced its own glass vessels. Beadmakers, on the other hand, could ply their trade.

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