The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformations in North-East Africa, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC (Cambridge World Archaeology)

* The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformations in North-East Africa, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC (Cambridge World Archaeology) ↠ PDF Read by * David Wengrow eBook or Kindle ePUB Online free. The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformations in North-East Africa, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC (Cambridge World Archaeology) Exploring key themes such as the nature of state power, kingship and the inception of writing, Wengrow illuminates prehistoric social development along the Nile through comparison with neighboring regions. Employing rich empirical data and engaging critically with anthropological theory and the history of archaeological thought, Wengrows work challenges the current theoretical isolation of Egyptian prehistory.. In this authoritative survey of the archaeology of early Egypt, David Wengrow offers

The Archaeology of Early Egypt: Social Transformations in North-East Africa, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC (Cambridge World Archaeology)

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Rating : 4.90 (830 Votes)
Asin : 0521543746
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 366 Pages
Publish Date : 2014-07-28
Language : English

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Exploring key themes such as the nature of state power, kingship and the inception of writing, Wengrow illuminates prehistoric social development along the Nile through comparison with neighboring regions. Employing rich empirical data and engaging critically with anthropological theory and the history of archaeological thought, Wengrow's work challenges the current theoretical isolation of Egyptian prehistory.. In this authoritative survey of the archaeology of early Egypt, David Wengrow offers a new interpretation of the emergence of farming economies and the dynastic state, c.10,000 to 2,650 BC

'The Archaeology of Early Egypt marks a great advance in publications in this area. It is a remarkable achievement.' Professor John Baines, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford' ground-breaking book, which consolidates ideas developed in several articles an engaging and multi-faceted account that is sue to provoke discussion and debate for its refreshing and innovative approach, Wengrow's account deserves to become a classic interpretation of the archaeology of early Egypt.' Liam McNamara, St John's College, Oxford' a detailed and an insightful look into the formation of early Egyptian civilization. essential reading for anyone trying to understand the formation of early Egyptian burial practices, social customs, and cultural traditions and how they impacted later Egyptian history.' Near East Archaeological Society Bulletin

Great new work on Ancient Egypt J. Mase David Wengrow gives us a fresh, scholarly work that is both informative and provocative. It provides an excellent companion to The Prehistory of Egypt by Beatrix Midant-Reynes. The writing is accessible and I enjoyed the first reading and even more the second. It is super how he brings in early Egyptian ties to Palestine, the Levant and Mesopotamia. I wish he would have tackled the significance of the fascinating rock art of the Eastern Desert, as well as the huge buried p. Five Stars great. Excellent textbook This book discusses and analyzes the Prehistoric/Predynastic period, according to Social Themes such as Burial hierarchies Growth of towns, and Kingship burials. With an extensive bibliography (with citations throughout the text pointing to the appropriate individual references) this is an excellent resource for students of archaeology of both Egypt and its context within the ancient Near East. Passionately interested independent researchers will also find this a valuable

. David Wengrow is a Lecturer at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London, where he has established a new program of study comparing ancient societies of the Middle East and Eastern Mediterranean

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