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The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of El-Gerzeh: Social Identities and Mortuary Practices
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Peeters Bvba
Publication date December 31, 2009
Pages 351
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9789042921764
ISBN-10 9042921765
Dimensions 1 by 6.50 by 9.50 in.
Weight 1.90 lbs.
Original list price $115.00
Summaries and Reviews description: Product Description: The cemetery of el-Gerzeh (dated to c. 3600-3350 BC), excavated in 1910-11, seemingly provided the first evidence of Predynastic 'Naqada culture' outside its previously documented social field in Upper Egypt. Moreover, the distinctive character of the assemblage later led Petrie to use the cemetery as the type-site for his 'Gerzean' culture. Despite the apparent significance of the cemetery, the excavation report was brief. Fortunately, the tomb cards from the excavation still exist and almost 300 artefacts from the site have been accessioned into several museums. This book brings together this material for the first time and by utilizing recent archaeological and anthropological theories reassesses its significance. Through the central theme of social identities, together with subsidiary issues concerning scale and the role of funerary practices in ancient communities, the material from Gerzeh is presented and interpreted more fully.

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