By Kathryn A. Bard
The Encyclopedia opens with a basic map of the zone and a chronology of classes and dynasties, offering a context for the entries. the 1st component of the quantity then includes 14 overviews which discover the historical past and importance of every period.
The major physique of the textual content deals greater than three hundred alphabetically equipped entries, written through one of the most eminent students during this box. components lined include:
artefacts - glass, jewelry, sculpture
archaeological practices - courting strategies, representational facts, textual sources
biographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero
buildings - cult temples, deepest tombs, pyramid complexes
geographical beneficial properties - agriculture, weather, irrigation
sites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes
social association - kingship, legislations, taxation
The textual content is commonly illustrated with over one hundred twenty photos. every one access is through a specific extra studying part including international language resources to complement the on hand works in English.
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Encyclopedia of the archaeology of ancient Egypt 4 Other sources of information Because archaeological sites in Egypt can only be understood within their cultural context, this encyclopedia includes information about sociopolitical organization, the economy, technology, language, religion and so on. Egyptian culture certainly evolved and changed over three thousand years, and entries about aspects of Egyptian culture are necessarily short, but references are given for where to seek more information.
IEJ Israel Exploration Journal, Jerusalem JAA Journal of Anthropological Archaeology JAOS Journal of the American Oriental Society JARCE Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt JEA Journal of Egyptian Archaeology JFA Journal of Field Archaeology JMA Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology JNES Journal of Near Eastern Studies JSSEA Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities JWP Journal of World Prehistory LÄ Lexikon der Ägyptologie, ed. Holladay, Jr. Kozlowski Institute of Archaeology, Jagellonian University Karla Kroeper Ägyptisches Museum und Papyrussammlung, Berlin Klaus-Peter Kuhlmann German Institute of Archaeology, Cairo Dieter Kurth Institute of Archaeology, University of Hamburg Peter Lacovara Emory University John Larson Oriental Institute, University of Chicago Jean-Philippe Lauer Centre national de la Recherche Scientifique, France Anthony Leahy University of Birmingham Christian Leblanc Louvre Museum, France Jean Leclant Cabinet d’Égyptologie, Collège de France Mark Lehner Semitic Museum, Harvard University Albert Leonard, Jr.
None of the sites, either in the desert or along the Nile, has yielded sufficient fauna to permit a detailed reconstruction of the environment. There is evidence, however, of considerable local rainfall during several intervals. A characteristic of the Acheulean is that people always used the nearest available raw material. Tools were made for short- Paleolithic cultures 9 term or immediate purposes and were not taken from one area to another, even if the first area had much better raw materials.