Energetic Calculator for Ancient Buildings - EnCAB


N.B. Bibliographical entries are given in Chicago Bibliographical Style. The complete Bibliography is also available in Zotero: see EnCAB on Zotero for the complete group (including entries to be reviewed) and EnCAB Cited Sources on Zotero for the entries below. For data durability, the Zotero entries are periodically backed up within the EnCAB Master branch on GitHub in BibTex format. Note also that the citations below do not mean that the individual articles or books have been exhaustively examined for algorithms - the list includes also secondary bibliographical references which have not been further examined. The Zotero EnCAB group differentiates between works completely examined and secondarily cited works.

Aaberg, A. and J. Bonsignore

Aaberg, S., and J. Bonsignore. 1975. “A Consideration of Time and Labor Expenditure in the Construction Process at the Teotihuacan Pyramid of the Sun and the Poverty Point Mound.” In Three Papers on Mesoamerican Archaeology, edited by S. Aaberg, 40–78. Contributions of the University of California Archaeological Research Facility 24. Berkeley: University of California Dept. of Anthropology.

Abrams, E.

Abrams, E. 1984. “The Organization of Labor in Late Classic Copan, Honduras: The Energetics of Construction.” PhD Thesis, Pennsylvania State.
———. 1989. “Architecture and Energy: An Evolutionary Perspective.” Archaeological Method and Theory 1: 47–87.
———. 1994. How the Maya Built Their World: Energetics and Ancient Architecture. Austin, TX: University of Texas Press.

Abrams, E. and T. Bolland

Abrams, E., and T. Bolland. 1999. “Architectural Energetics, Ancient Monuments and Operations Management.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory, 263–91.

Abrams, E. and L. McCurdy

Abrams, E., and L. McCurdy, eds. 2019. Architectural Energetics in Archaeology Analytical Expansions and Global Explorations. London and New York: Routledge.

Arthur, W.

Arthur, W. The New Building Estimator; a Practical Guide to Estimating the Cost of Labor and Material in Building Construction, from Excavation to Finish; with Various Practical Examples of Work Presented in Detail, and with Labor Figured Chiefly in Hours and Quantities. 11th ed. New York: D. Williams Co., 1913.

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Atkinson, R.C. “Neolithic Engineering.” Antiquity 35 (1961): 292–99.

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Aurenche, O. 1981. La maison orientale : l’architecture du Proche Orient ancien des origines au milieu du quatrième millénaire. Paris: P. Geuthner.

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Bar-Yosef, O., B. Vandermeersch, B. Arensburg, A. Belfer-Cohen, P. Goldberg, H. Laville, L. Meignen, et al. 1992. “The Excavations in Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel [and Comments and Replies].” Current Anthropology 33 (5): 497–550.

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Bleed, P. 2001. “Trees or Chains, Links or Branches: Conceptual Alternatives for Consideration of Stone Tool Production and Other Sequential Activities.” Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory 8 (1): 101–27.

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Brysbaert, A. 2013. “Set in Stone? Socio-Economic Reflections on Human and Animal Resources in Monumental Architecture of Late Bronze Age Tiryns in the Argos Plain, Greece.” Arctos 47: 49–96.
———. 2015. “‘Set in Stone’? Constructed Symbolism Viewed through an Architectural Energetics’ Lens at Bronze Age Tiryns, Greece.” In Excerpta Archaeologica Leidensiana, edited by C. Bakels and H. Kamermans, 91–105. Analecta Praehistorica Leidensia 45. Leiden: Sidestone Press.
———. 2018. “Constructing Monuments, Perceiving Monumentality: Introduction.” In Constructing Monuments, Perceiving Monumentality & the Economics of Building : Theoretical and Methodological Approaches to the Built Environment, edited by A. Brysbaert, V. Klinkenberg, A.G. Garcia-M, and I. Vikatou, 21–48. Leiden: Sidestone Press.

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Harper, C.R. 2016. “Laboring with the Economics of Mycenaean Architecture: Theories, Methods, and Explorations of Mycenaean Architectural Production.” Doctorate of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Classics, Tallahassee, Florida: Florida State University.

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