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Archaeology of Ancient Egypt Beyond Pharaohs

ISBN-10: 0521880912

ISBN-13: 9780521880916

Edition: 2012

Authors: Douglas J. Brewer

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Egyptologists, art historians, philologists, and anthropological archaeologists have long worked side by side in Egypt, but they often fail to understand one another's approaches. This book aims to introduce students to the archaeological side of the study of ancient Egypt and to bridge the gap between disciplines by explaining how archaeologists tackle a variety of problems. Douglas J. Brewer introduces the theoretical reasoning for each approach, as well as the methods and techniques applied to support it. This book is essential reading for any student considering further study of ancient Egypt.
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Book details

List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/20/2012
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 210
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Douglas J. Brewer is Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois. He is the author (with Emily Teeter) of Egypt and the Egyptians, as well as of numerous other books and articles on Egypt, covering topics from domestication to cultural change and the environment. He has more than thirty years of field work experience in Egypt and is currently researching the cultures and environment of Egypt's deserts.

Introduction: archaeology: history and development
The first Egyptians: the art and science of dating
Agriculture and the Nile Valley: biology, the environment, and sampling
A cultural transformation: explaining and describing the past
Unification and the king: the limits of archaeology
The first great cycle: hypotheses and models
Stability and provincialism: archaeology and the environment
The desert frontiers: archaeology of the 'other'
From artifacts to culture: back to basics
Archaeology in perspective