Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara: Volume 2: The Pottery of Nabta Playa / Edition 1

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A report on the ceramic evidence from the site of Nabta Playa in the eastern Sahara. The site is important in defining the cultural sequence and chronology for the area, the earliest examples of which reaches back 6000 years. The methodology for analysing and interpreting the evidence is outlined.
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Researchers analyze pottery assemblages that, by location, construction, and surface condition, help establish a chronology for settlements in the Egyptian Western Desert from about 9,500 to about 3,500 years ago. They place the artifacts within a typological scheme, and address ceramic construction and distribution in order to document changing ceramic technology and the regional implications of ceramic distributions. No mention is made of the first volume. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"The Authors of this volume have to be praised for the level and the precision of their analyses.The pottery of the Nabta-Kiseiba deserves such an analysis as it documents one of the very first steps of ceramic craftsmanship in Africa."
(Journal of Anthropologuical Research, 59 (2003)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441933652
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 6/6/2011
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2002
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 140
  • Product dimensions: 8.25 (w) x 11.00 (h) x 0.29 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; K. Nelson. 2. Ceramic Types of the Nabta-Kiseiba Area; K. Nelson. 3. Ceramic Assemblages of the Nabta-Kiseiba Area; K. Nelson. 4. Neolithic Ceramic Production in the Eastern Sahara of Egypt; M. Nieves ZedeƱo. 5. Early Neolithic Pottery of the Nabta-Kiseiba Area: Stylistic Attributes and Regional Relationships; M.C. Gatto. 6. Wavy Line Ceramics: Evidence from Northeastern Africa; F. Jesse. 7. Conclusions; K. Nelson. Appendix I: Petrographic Analysis. Appendix II: Petrographic Photomicrographs. References. Index.

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