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This book covers the prehistory of the Nile Valley from Nubia to the Mediterranean, during the period from the earliest hominid settlement, around 700,000 BC, to the beginnings of dynastic Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BC. The author explores the prehistoric foundations pf many of the cultural traditions of Pharaonic Egypt.

The book focuses primarily on the fifteen millennia from 18,000 to 3,000 BC, when different cultures can be identified and the earliest forms of agriculture traced with some detail. Textile and ceramic production began at the end of the seventh millennium and were deployed with great skill and considerable sophistication by the beginning of the Predynastic Period at around 4,500 BC. By the Early Dynastic Period much that is considered characteristic of Ancient Egypt, such as cosmology and burial rites, was already established tradition.

This account of prehistoric Egypt will be welcomed as an outstanding narrative, combining both scholarship and accessibility.

Synopsis:

This books covers the history of the Nile Valley from Nubia to the Mediterranean, during the period from the earliest hominid settlement, around 700,000 BC to the beginnings of dynastic Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BC.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [276]-298) and index.

About the Author

The author, Béatrix Midant-Reynes, is Head of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Toulouse (Centre d’Anthropologie, Université Paul Sabatier). She is also editor of Archéonil (a journal dedicated to the study of prehistoric Egypt and Nubia) and Director of the excavations at the Predynastic site of Adaïma (on behalf of IFAO). In 1986 she was Humbolt Stipendiatin in Staatliche Sammlung Ágyptischer Kunst’ in Munich.

The translator, Ian Shaw, is lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is the author of Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons (1991), co-author of The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (with Nicholson, 1995) and co-editor of The Dictionary of Archaeology (with Jameson: Blackwell, 1998) and Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (with Nicholson, 1999). He also translated Nicolas Grimal’s A History of Ancient Egypt (Blackwell, 1992).

Table of Contents

Illustrations.

Preface.

Acknowledgements.

Translator's Note.

Introduction.

Part I: The Land of Egypt:.

1. Between the River and the Desert.

Part II: The Palaeolithic Period: .

2. The Earliest Evidence for Humans in the Nile Valley.

3. The Beginnings of Cultural Diversity.

4. Diversity or Nilotic Adaptation.

Part III: The Neolithic Period:.

5. The Process of 'Neolithicization'.

6. The Neolithic Period (Fifth Millennium BC).

Part IV: The Approach to the Pharaonic Period (Fourth Millennium BC): .

7. The Predynastic Period (c. 4000-3000 BC).

8. The First Pharaohs and the Unification of the Two Lands.

Conclusion.

Appendix 1: Relative Chronology and the Traditional Dating Systems.

Appendix 2: 'Absolute Dates'.

Glossary.

Abbreviations.

Bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780631217879
Translator:
Shaw, Ian
Author:
Shaw, Ian
Author:
Midant-Reynes
Author:
Midant-Reynes, Beatrix
Author:
Leclant
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Location:
Oxford ;
Subject:
History
Subject:
Anthropology
Subject:
Egypt
Subject:
Ancient - Egypt
Subject:
To 640
Subject:
Prehistoric peoples
Subject:
Antiquities
Subject:
Nile River Valley
Subject:
Pharaohs.
Subject:
Anthropology - General
Subject:
Ancient - General
Subject:
Nile River Valley Antiquities.
Subject:
Egypt Antiquities.
Subject:
World History-Ancient Near East
Subject:
Ancient & Classical Studies
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
99-74
Publication Date:
February 2000
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9.00x6.00x.72 in. 1.12 lbs.

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