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The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Beyond Pharaohs
     

The Archaeology of Ancient Egypt: Beyond Pharaohs

by Douglas J. Brewer
 

ISBN-10: 052170734X

ISBN-13: 9780521707343

Pub. Date: 09/30/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Egyptologists, art historians, philologists, and anthropological archaeologists have long worked side by side in Egypt, but they often fail to understand one another's approaches. This book aims to introduce students to the archaeological side of the study of ancient Egypt and to bridge the gap between disciplines by explaining how archaeologists tackle a variety of

Overview

Egyptologists, art historians, philologists, and anthropological archaeologists have long worked side by side in Egypt, but they often fail to understand one another's approaches. This book aims to introduce students to the archaeological side of the study of ancient Egypt and to bridge the gap between disciplines by explaining how archaeologists tackle a variety of problems. Douglas J. Brewer introduces the theoretical reasoning for each approach, as well as the methods and techniques applied to support it. This book is essential reading for any student considering further study of ancient Egypt.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521707343
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/30/2012
Pages:
214
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.39(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: archaeology: history and development; 2. The first Egyptians: the art and science of dating; 3. Agriculture and the Nile Valley: biology, the environment, and sampling; 4. A cultural transformation: explaining and describing the past; 5. Unification and the king: the limits of archaeology; 6. The first great cycle: hypotheses and models; 7. Stability and provincialism: archaeology and the environment; 8. The desert frontiers: archaeology of the 'other'; 9. From artifacts to culture: back to basics; 10. Archaeology in perspective.

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