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Description - The Prehistory of Egypt by Beatrix Midant-Reynes

This book covers the history of the Nile Valley from Nubia to the Mediterranean, during the period from the earliest hominid settlement, around 700,000 BC to the beginnings of dynastic Egypt at the end of the fourth millennium BC. The book focuses primarily on the fifteen millennia from 18,000 to 3,000 BC, when different cultures can be identified, and the earliest forms of agriculture traced with some detail. Textile and ceramic production began at the end of the seventh millennia and were deployed with great skill and considerable sophistication by the beginning of the Old Dynastic Period at around 4,500 BC. By the time of the First Dynastic Period much that is considered characteristic of Ancient Egypt, such as cosmology, burial rites and decorated pottery, was already established tradition. This account of prehistoric Egypt will be welcomed as an outstanding narrative, combining both scholarship and accessibility.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780631201694
ISBN-10: 0631201696
Format: Hardback
(239mm x 164mm x 25mm)
Pages: 344
Imprint: Blackwell Publishers
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 16-Dec-1999
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Beatrix Midant-Reynes

The author, Beatrix Midant--Reynes, is Head of Research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Toulouse (Centre d'Anthropologie, Universite Paul Sabatier). She is also editor of Archeonil (a journal dedicated to the study of prehistoric Egypt and Nubia) and Director of the excavations at the Predynastic site of Adaima (on behalf of IFAO). In 1986 she was Humbolt Stipendiatin in Staatliche Sammlung Agyptischer Kunst' in Munich. The translator, Ian Shaw, is lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is the author of Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons (1991), co--author of The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (with Nicholson, 1995) and co--editor of The Dictionary of Archaeology (with Jameson: Blackwell, 1998) and Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (with Nicholson, 1999). He also translated Nicolas Grimal's A History of Ancient Egypt (Blackwell, 1992).

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Prehistory of Egypt by Beatrix Midant-Reynes
Paperback, December 1999