Student Papers

These papers are the best of those submitted in partial fulfilment of assessment requirements on the level 2 module Clh292 Ancient Technology and Engineering at University of Wales Swansea, summer 2004. This exercise is an optional practical, for which the major part of the exercise is to build or make something using (as far as possible) ancient methods and materials. The students present their work to the rest of the class, and these texts are merely the write up or notes that they produced to accompany the work.

V Carliell The Roman Waterwheel in the Athenian Agora

R Dean The St Peterport Wreck

C Hoff A Roman Siege Tower This is scanned, so each page is technically a picture. The link is to the first page. For the pages following, click as appropriate 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. For pictures of the model, go here.

S Tanis Ancient Food Production

L Whiteley A Roman Republic Shield

S Zucchini The revolving boom crane of Vitruvius 10.2.10

Here are pictures of just a selection of practical work submitted for the module in 2007: K Greenhill made one of Heron's pneumatic trick devices (the bird at the front drinks when presented with liquid); F McMullan followed a selection of ancient recipes and treated us all to lunch; A Harvey modelled Caesar's bridge over the Rhine; A Toms used an incense cone to show how a hypocaust works; D Juler made the bits that mattered of Archimedes' hodometer; and M Hartley's sambuca is visible on the bench in three of these photos.

 
 
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