Download Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt by Kathryn A. Bard PDF

By Kathryn A. Bard

The Encyclopedia opens with a basic map of the sector and a chronology of classes and dynasties, delivering a context for the entries. the 1st portion of the quantity then includes 14 overviews which discover the historical past and value of every period.
The major physique of the textual content bargains greater than three hundred alphabetically equipped entries, written by way of the most eminent students during this box. parts lined include:
artefacts - glass, jewelry, sculpture
archaeological practices - relationship ideas, representational facts, textual sources
biographies - Howard Carter, Gertrude Caton Thompson, Gaston Maspero
buildings - cult temples, deepest tombs, pyramid complexes
geographical positive aspects - agriculture, weather, irrigation
sites - Abydos, Dakhla Oasis, Thebes
social association - kingship, legislation, taxation
The textual content is commonly illustrated with over a hundred and twenty photographs. each one access is by way of a specific extra interpreting part together with international language resources to complement the to be had works in English.

Show description

Read Online or Download Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt PDF

Similar archaeology books

On the Trail of Ancient Man

At the path of old guy is a truly interesting e-book. I first learn it in Jr. highschool, and that i used to be overjoyed to discover it back on Amazon in order that i'll have my very own reproduction and one to percentage with my son, who was once traveling to Mongolia. it's a exciting account of a number of "firsts. " e. g. the 1st discovering of dinosaur eggs (Protoceratops).

Kurgans, Ritual Sites, and Settlements: Eurasian Bronze and Iron Age

A sequence of essays on Eurasian archaeology originating in EAA symposia held at Goteborg in 1998 and Bournemouth in 1999. Thirty papers speak about theoretical matters inside Eurasian archaeology, by way of six case reports of modern excavations and concluding with a few interpretations of the proof from the Bronze and Iron a while.

New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology

This e-book provides updated information regarding museums and museology in present-day Asia, concentrating on Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Asian international locations this day have built or are constructing their very own museology and museums, which aren't basic copies of ecu or North American versions. This e-book presents readers with rigorously selected examples of museum activities—for instance, exhibition and sharing info, database development, entry to and conservation of museum collections, relationships among museums and native groups, and foreign cooperation within the box of cultural historical past.

Additional resources for Encyclopedia of the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Sample text

Large blades were replaced by bladelets, some of them microlithic (less than 30mm long), with steep retouch or backing along one edge. There was also a shift in subsistence to the exploitation of a wider range of resources and more intensive use of the river. These changes mark the beginning of the Late Paleolithic. There are more Late Paleolithic than Middle or Upper Paleolithic sites, and there is more regional variation. The material from Lower Nubia is often different from that of Upper Egypt, and there are local differences within each region.

Introduction Geographic and chronological scope of Egyptian archaeology Kemet, the “black land,” was the name the ancient Egyptians gave to their state. The “black land” of the fertile floodplain along the lower Nile Valley was differentiated from the barren “red land” of the deserts to either side of the valley. Beginning around 3100– 3000 BC, a unified state stretched along the Nile from Aswan at the First Cataract to the Delta coast along the Mediterranean Sea, a distance of over 1,000km downriver.

Mountainous and dry like the Eastern Desert of Egypt, the Sinai provided a land route to southwest Asia. To the west of the Nile is the Western Desert. Within the Western Desert are a number of oases created by springs, where there is evidence of both prehistoric and pharaonic activity. These oases include Siwa, Bahariya, Farafra, Kharga and Dakhla. To the east of the Nile is the Eastern Desert, also known as the Red Sea Hills because it borders the Red Sea. This is a much more mountainous region than the Western Desert, with some mountains over 1,200m high.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.93 of 5 – based on 40 votes