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An introduction to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt

Author: Kathryn A Bard
Publisher: Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014.
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"This student-friendly introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt guides readers from the Paleolithic to the Greco-Roman periods, and has now been updated to include recent discoveries and new illustrations. Superbly illustrated with photographs, maps, and site plans, with additional illustrations in this new edition. Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology;
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Bard, Kathryn A.
Introduction to the archaeology of Ancient Egypt.
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, 2014
(DLC) 2014030313
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kathryn A Bard
ISBN: 9781118896112 1118896114 9781118896037 1118896033
OCLC Number: 891494879
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Cover; Dedication; Title page; Copyright page; List of Plates; List of Figures; List of Maps; Abbreviations; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1: Egyptian Archaeology; 1.1 Introduction: Ancient Egyptian Civilization and Its Prehistoric Predecessors; 1.2 Egyptian Archaeology; 1.3 Egyptology; 1.4 History of Egyptology and Egyptian Archaeology; 1.5 Archaeological Methods; 1.6 Archaeological Theory; 1.7 Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Archaeologists in Fiction and Films; Chapter 2: Hieroglyphs, Language, and Pharaonic Chronology; 2.1 Language of the Ancient Egyptians. 2.2 Origins and Development of Egyptian Writing2.3 Scripts and Media of Writing; 2.4 Signs, Structure, and Grammar; 2.5 Literacy in Ancient Egypt; 2.6 Textual Studies; 2.7 Use of Texts in Egyptian Archaeology; 2.8 Historical Outline of Pharaonic Egypt; 2.9 The Egyptian Civil Calendar, King Lists, and Calculation of Pharaonic Chronology; Chapter 3: The Environmental Background to Pharaonic Civilization; 3.1 Geography: Terms and Place Names; 3.2 Environmental Setting; 3.3 Environmental and Other Problems for Archaeology in Egypt; 3.4 The Seasons and the Agricultural System. 3.5 The Ancient Egyptian Diet3.6 Other Useful Animals and Plants; 3.7 Building Materials; 3.8 Other Resources: Clays, Stones, Minerals; 3.9 Imported Materials; Chapter 4: Egyptian Prehistory; Paleolithic; 4.1 Paleolithic Cultures in Egypt; 4.2 Lower Paleolithic; 4.3 Middle Paleolithic; 4.4 Upper Paleolithic; 4.5 Late Paleolithic; 4.6 Epipaleolithic (Final Paleolithic); Neolithic; 4.7 Saharan Neolithic; 4.8 Neolithic in the Nile Valley: Faiyum A and Lower Egypt; 4.9 Neolithic in the Nile Valley: Middle and Upper Egypt; Chapter 5: The Rise of Complex Society and Early Civilization. Predynastic Egypt5.1 The Predynastic Period: Egypt in the Fourth Millennium BC; 5.2 Lower Egypt: Predynastic Culture; 5.3 Upper Egypt: Naqada Culture; 5.4 Lower Nubia: A-Group Culture; 5.5 State Formation and Unification; The Early Dynastic State; 5.6 Organization and Institutions of the Early Dynastic State; 5.7 Early Writing and Formal Art; 5.8 The Expanding State; 5.9 Who Were the Ancient Egyptians? Physical Anthropology; Chapter 6: The Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period; 6.1 The Old Kingdom: Overview; The Early Old Kingdom; 6.2 The 3rd Dynasty: Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara. 6.3 The 4th Dynasty's First King, Sneferu, and His Three Pyramids6.4 Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza; 6.5 The Great Sphinx and Khafra's Pyramid Complex; 6.6 Menkaura's Giza Pyramid and Its Remarkable Valley Temple Finds; 6.7 Giza Pyramid Towns; 6.8 Giza Mastabas, Queen Hetepheres's Hidden "Tomb," and the Workmen's Cemetery; The Later Old Kingdom; 6.9 Sun Temples of the 5th Dynasty; 6.10 Later Old Kingdom Pyramids and the Pyramid Texts; 6.11 An Expanding Bureaucracy: Private Tombs in the 5th and 6th Dynasties; 6.12 Egypt Abroad; The First Intermediate Period.
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