New publications 2009-2010

Though published some months ago, I would like to briefly present four of my most recent publications. Two derives from the EU QuarryScapes project, two from a conference last year in Trondheim about new research at Nidaros Cathedral.

The QuarryScapes project was finalised by a book entitled “QuarryScapes. Ancient stone quarry landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean” that came out early 2010 (NGU Special Publication 12). One of my contributions was an essay about the changes that have happened to ancient Egyptian quarries over the last 50-100 years – about condition and threats, but also opportunities for conservation. The other paper was written together with James Harrell and gave an updated, illustrated overview of all known quarries in Egypt. Of particular interest is the attached map showing the location of all ancient quarries in the country.

  • Storemyr, P. (2009): Whatever Else Happened to the Ancient Egyptian Quarries? An Essay on Their Destiny in Modern Times. In: Abu-Jaber, N., Bloxam, E., Degryse, P. & Heldal, T. (eds.): QuarryScapes. Ancient stone quarry landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean, Geological Survey of Norway Special Publication 12, 105-124. Download PDF (4,1 MB)
  • Harrell, J.A. & Storemyr, P. (2009): Ancient Egyptian Quarries – An Illustrated Overview. In: Abu-Jaber, N., Bloxam, E., Degryse, P. & Heldal, T. (eds.): QuarryScapes. Ancient stone quarry landscapes in the Eastern Mediterranean, Geological Survey of Norway Special Publication 12, 7-50. Download PDF (7,6 MB)

In November 2009 the Restoration Workshop of Nidaros Cathedral organised a very successful conference in Trondheim about new research related to this northernmost European cathedral. Only a little more than half a year later, the Workshop and editors were able to publish all the contributions in a nice book. I wrote one paper about weathering, in which I took a critical view at former debates on the influence of air pollution at the cathedral. My other paper was written with quarry colleagues and reviewed what we know about the archaeology of the medieval quarries used at the cathedral.

  • Storemyr, P. (2010): Fra “Luftangrep” til klimaendring: Forvitring på Nidarosdomen i historisk og politisk kontekst. In: Bjørlykke, K., Ekroll, Ø. & Syrstad Gran, B. (eds.): Nidarosdomen – ny forskning på gammel kirke. Trondheim: Nidaros Domkirkes Restaureringsarbeiders forlag, 164-191. [From  air pollution to climate change: Weathering at Nidaros cathedral in a historical and political perspective] Download PDF (3,7 MB)
  • Storemyr, P., Lundberg, N. Østerås, B. & Heldal, T. (2010): Arkeologien til Nidarosdomens middelaldersteinbrudd. In: Bjørlykke, K., Ekroll, Ø. & Syrstad Gran, B. (eds.): Nidarosdomen – ny forskning på gammel kirke. Trondheim: Nidaros Domkirkes Restaureringsarbeiders forlag, 238-267. [The archaeology of Nidaros cathedral’s medieval quarries] Download PDF (2,8 MB)

About Per Storemyr

I work with the archaeology of old stone quarries, monuments and rock art. And try to figure out how they can be preserved. For us - and those after us. For the joy of old stone!
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