ISBN-10:
0306466120
ISBN-13:
9780306466120
Pub. Date:
12/31/2001
Publisher:
Springer US
Holocene Settlement of the Egyptian Sahara: Volume 1: The Archaeology of Nabta Playa / Edition 1

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

by Fred Wendorf, Romuald Schild

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ISBN-13: 9780306466120
Publisher: Springer US
Publication date: 12/31/2001
Edition description: 2001
Pages: 707
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 11.00(h) x 2.00(d)

Table of Contents

1Introduction1
2Geomorphology, Lithostratigraphy, Geochronology and Taphonomy of Sites11
3Combined Prehistoric Expedition's Radiocarbon Dates Associated with Neolithic Occupations in the Southern Western Desert of Egypt51
4Site E-77-7 Revisited: The Early Neolithic of El Adam Type at El Gebal El Beid Playa57
5Sites E-91-3 and E-91-4: The Early Neolithic of El Adam Type at Nabta Playa71
6Site E-75-9: The Excavation of an El Adam (?)Early Neolithic Settlement at Nabta Playa97
7Site E-75-6: An El Nabta and Al Jerar Village111
8Site E-91-1: An Al Jerar Phase Locality at Nabta Playa147
Part IThe 1991 and 1997 Excavations147
Part IIThe 1998 and 1999 Excavations184
Areas 1 and 5186
Area 2211
Area 3229
Area 4239
Area 6247
Area 8257
Area 9265
Area 10274
Area 11280
Area 12286
Area 13291
Area 14299
Area 15305
Area 16312
Part IIISummary and Discussion319
9Site E-92-7: An Al Jerar and Late Neolithic Settlement331
10Site E-75-8: Additional Excavation of the Seventh Millennium Site at Nabta Playa352
11Site E-75-8: A Slice Through Time386
12Site E-94-2: A Late Neolithic Occupation at Nabta412
13Sites E-77-1 and E-94-3: Two Neolithic Sites Near Gebel Nabta427
14Site E-92-9: A Possible Late Neolithic Solar Calendar463
15The North Tumuli of the Nabta Late Neolithic Ceremonial Complex468
16The Megalithic Alignments489
17Site E-96-1: The Complex Structures or Shrines503
18Human Skeletal Remains from Three Nabta Playa Sites521
19Site E-92-8: A Late Prehistoric C-Group Component at Nabta Playa529
20The Pottery of Nabta Playa: A Summary534
21Site E-75-6: Vegetation and Subsistence of the Early Neolithic at Nabta Playa, Egypt, Reconstructed from Charred Plant Remains544
22Other Botanical Studies592
Part IAnthracological Studies in the Neolithic Sites of Nabta Playa, South Egypt592
Part IIE-75-6: Small-Seeded Legumes in the Plant Remains from Nabta Playa601
Part IIISites E-75-6 and E-91-1: Identification of Parenchymateous Tissues From Nabta Playa603
Part IVNabta Playa Sites E-75-8, E-91-1, E-92-7, E-94-1, E-94-2, and El Gebal El Beid Playa Site E-77-7: Seeds and Fruits605
Part VReport on a Study of Plant Impressions in Pottery from Sites E-94-3 and E-94-1 at Nabta Playa in Egypt607
23The Early to Late Neolithic Archeofaunas from Nabta and Bir Kiseiba609
24Holocene Bird Remains from Nabta636
25Conclusions648
References676
Index695

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