This books 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.
"Egyptologists frequently have little understanding of the prehistoric past, especially the paleolithic periods, and it is commendable that Midant-Reynes has included this overview." International Journal of African Historical Studies
"... integrate[s] the prehistory of Egypt and Nubia through into the (Egyptian) Unification period, thus investigating the entire united Nile region and its flanking deserts in a logical but rarely encountered attempt to develop a cohesive picture ... In this the book succeeds admirably." Journal of African History
Part I: The Land of Egypt:.
1. Between the River and the Desert.
Part II: The Palaeolithic Period: .
2. The Earliest Evidence for Humans in the Nile Valley.
3. The Beginnings of Cultural Diversity.
4. Diversity or Nilotic Adaptation.
Part III: The Neolithic Period:.
5. The Process of 'Neolithicization'.
6. The Neolithic Period (Fifth Millennium BC).
Part IV: The Approach to the Pharaonic Period (Fourth Millennium BC): .
7. The Predynastic Period (c. 4000-3000 BC).
8. The First Pharaohs and the Unification of the Two Lands.
Appendix 1: Relative Chronology and the Traditional Dating Systems.
Appendix 2: 'Absolute Dates'.