Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt

ISBN-10: 1405111488
ISBN-13: 9781405111485
Edition: 2007
Authors: Kathryn A. Bard
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List price: $50.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/11/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 420
Size: 7.50" wide x 10.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.156
Language: English

An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt's prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period. Provides an unprecedented introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt and its culture, monuments, and civilization Beautifully illustrated with over 120 color and black and white illustrations, including artifacts, maps, and site and building plans Includes special sections on such topics of perennial interest as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering hieroglyphs Organized into eleven chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence Includes discussion of new excavations in Egypt, connecting recent work with the results of projects spanning the late 19th and 20th centuries

List of Plates
List of Figures
List of Maps
Abbreviations of References Listed in Suggested Readings
Preface
Acknowledgments
Egyptian Archaeology: Definitions and History
Introduction: Ancient Egyptian Civilization and its Prehistoric Predecessors
Egyptian Archaeology
Egyptology
History of Egyptology and Egyptian Archaeology
Archaeological Methods
Archaeological Theory
Ancient Egypt and Egyptian Archaeologists in Fiction and Films
Hieroglyphs, Language, and Pharaonic Chronology
Language of the Ancient Egyptians
Origins and Development of Egyptian Writing
Scripts and Media of Writing
Signs, Structure, and Grammar
Literacy in Ancient Egypt
Textual Studies
Use of Texts in Egyptian Archaeology
Historical Outline of Pharaonic Egypt
The Egyptian Civil Calendar, King Lists, and Calculation of Pharaonic Chronology
The Environmental Background to Pharaonic Civilization: Geography, Environment, Agriculture, and Natural Resources
Geography: Terms and Place Names
Environmental Setting
Environmental and Other Problems for Archaeology in Egypt
The Seasons and the Agricultural System
The Ancient Egyptian Diet
Other Useful Animals and Plants
Building Materials
Other Resources: Clays, Stones, Minerals
Imported Materials
Egyptian Prehistory: The Paleolithic and Neolithic
Paleolithic
Paleolithic Cultures in Egypt
Lower Paleolithic
Middle Paleolithic
Upper Paleolithic
Late Paleolithic
Epipaleolithic
Neolithic
Saharan Neolithic
Neolithic in the Nile Valley: Faiyum A and Lower Egypt
Neolithic in the Nile Valley: Middle and Upper Egypt
The Rise of Complex Society and Early Civilization
Predynastic Egypt
The Predynastic Period: Egypt in the 4th Millennium BC
Lower Egypt: Buto-Ma'adi Culture
Upper Egypt: Naqada Culture
Lower Nubia: A-Group Culture
State Formation and Unification
The Early Dynastic State
Organization and Institutions of the Early Dynastic State
Early Writing and Formal Art
The Expanding State
Who Were the Ancient Egyptians? Physical Anthropology
The Old Kingdom and First Intermediate Period
The Old Kingdom: Overview
The Early Old Kingdom
The 3rd Dynasty: Djoser's Step Pyramid at Saqqara
The 4th Dynasty's First King, Sneferu, and his Three Pyramids
Khufu's Great Pyramid at Giza
The Great Sphinx and Khafra's Pyramid Complex
Menkaura's Giza Pyramid and its Remarkable Valley Temple Finds
Giza Pyramid Towns
Giza Mastabas, Queen Hetepheres's Hidden Tomb, and the Workmen's Cemetery
The Later Old Kingdom
Sun Temples of the 5th Dynasty
Later Old Kingdom Pyramids and the Pyramid Texts
An Expanding Bureaucracy: Private Tombs in the 5th and 6th Dynasties
Egypt Abroad
The First Intermediate Period
The End of the Old Kingdom and the First Intermediate Period: Causes of State Collapse
The Middle Kingdom and Second Intermediate Period
The Middle Kingdom
The Middle Kingdom: Overview
Pre-Unification 11th Dynasty: Saff Tombs at Thebes
Mentuhotep II's Complex at Deir el-Bahri
Model Workers and the Deir el-Bahri Tomb of Meketra
12th-Dynasty Temples
12th- and 13th-Dynasty Pyramids
Towns and Domestic Architecture: Kahun and South Abydos
Nomarchs in Middle Egypt: The Beni Hasan Tombs
Mining in the Sinai and a Galena Mine in the Eastern Desert
Egyptian Forts in Nubia and Indigenous Peoples There
The Second Intermediate Period
The Second Intermediate Period: The Hyksos Kingdom in the North
The Kerma Kingdom in Upper Nubia
The Theban State During the Second Intermediate Period
The New Kingdom
The New Kingdom: Overview
The Early New Kingdom
Early New Kingdom Architecture: Ahmose's Abydos Pyramid Complex, and the Theban Mortuary Temples of Hatshepsut and Thutmose III
Amenhotep III's Malkata Palace
Tell el-Amarna and the Amarna Period
The Amarna Aftermath and Tutankhamen's Tomb
New Kingdom Temples
Restoration of the Traditional Gods: Sety I's Abydos Temple
The Temples of Karnak and Luxor in the New Kingdom
Ramessid Mortuary Temples
Royal and Elite Tombs
Royal Tombs in the Valley of the Kings and Valley of the Queens
Elite Tombs at Thebes and Saqqara
State Towns and Settlements
The Workmen's Village and Tombs at Deir el-Medina
Nubian Temple Towns
The Third Intermediate Period and Late Period
The Third Intermediate Period: Overview
The Late Period: Overview
Tanis: A New City with Royal Tombs
Napata/Gebel Barkal and Sanam
el-Kurru and Nuri: The Kushite Royal Tombs
Saqqara: The Serapeum and Animal Cults
Some High Status Tombs of the Third Intermediate Period and Late Period
Tell el-Maskhuta and Tell el-Herr
The Greco-Roman Period
Greco-Roman Egypt
The Ptolemaic Period: Overview
The Roman Period: Overview
Alexandria
Greco-Roman Settlements in the Faiyum
Two Greco-Roman Temple Complexes in Upper Egypt: Dendera and Philae
Sites Outside the Nile Valley
The Western Desert: Bahariya and Dakhla Oases
The Eastern Desert: Roman Ports, Forts, Roads, and Quarrying Sites
Nubia
Qasr Ibrim
Meroe: The Kushite Capital and Royal Cemeteries
The Study of Ancient Egypt
Glossary of Terms
Suggested Readings
Additional Readings in French, German, and Italian
Chapter Summaries and Discussion Questions
Index

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