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The Prehistory of Egypt : From the First Egyptians to the First Pharaohs - Beatrix Midant-Reynes

The Prehistory of Egypt

From the First Egyptians to the First Pharaohs


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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 theprehistoric past, especially the paleolithic periods, and it iscommendable that Midant-Reynes has included this overview."International Journal of African Historical Studies

..". integrate[s] the prehistory of Egypt and Nubia through intothe (Egyptian) Unification period, thus investigating the entireunited Nile region and its flanking deserts in a logical but rarelyencountered attempt to develop a cohesive picture ... In this thebook succeeds admirably." Journal of African History




Translator's Note.


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'.





ISBN: 9780631217879
ISBN-10: 0631217878
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 16th December 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.83
Weight (kg): 0.47
Edition Number: 1