The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of El-Gerzeh: Social Identities and Mortuary Practices

The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of El Gerzeh Social Identities and Mortuary Practices The cemetery of el Gerzeh dated to c BC excavated in seemingly provided the first evidence of Predynastic Naqada culture outside its previously documented social field in Upper Egyp

  • Title: The Predynastic Egyptian Cemetery of El-Gerzeh: Social Identities and Mortuary Practices
  • Author: AliceStevenson
  • ISBN: 9789042921764
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 significancThe 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 fully.

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