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Measures and Weights

    Abstract

    IN this little book, Sir Flinders Petrie returns with the added experience of his excavations in southern Palestine to a subject of which he has always stressed the significance. “The study of ancient measures used in a country,” he says here, “is a basis for discovering the movements of civilization between countries. The study of ancient weights serves to show the trade connections at any given period.” Beyond his introductory remarks, however, Sir Flinders does not discuss the general principles, with which he has dealt elsewhere, but outlines the subject only for ready reference as to detail in the practical work of the archaeologist.

    Measures and Weights.

    Sir

    Flinders

    Petrie

    By. Pp. x + 22. (London: Methuen and Co., Ltd., 1934.) 2s. net.

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