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Author Shirai, N

Title The Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt : New insights into the Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic
Published Amsterdam : Leiden University Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (402 pages)
Series Archaeological Studies Leiden University
Archaeological studies Leiden University.
Contents The Archaeology ofthe First Farmer-Herders in Egypt; Contents; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. Neolithisation in Egypt in a wider context; 3. Background to research in the Fayum; 4. Explanatory and predictive models for the beginning of farming and herding in the Fayum; 5. The Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic in the light of new survey results; 6. Lithic technological organisation and mobility in the Fayum Epipalaeolithic; 7. Lithic technological organisation and mobility in the Fayum Neolithic; 8. The diffusion of material culture and domesticates from the Levant to Egypt; 9. Synthesis
Summary The Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt explores how and why farming and herding started in the Fayum, which is a large oasis with a permanent lake in the Egyptian Western Desert. Noriyuki Shirai's research on lithic artefacts used by the Epipalaeolithic hunter-fishers and Neolithic famer-herders in the Fayum gives a clue as to the mobility and residential strategy of the Fayum people and their time and labour investments in tool production. The Neolitic famer-herders (6th C.B.C.E.) relied heavily on hunting and fishing, which had been the major subsistence activities since the E
Analysis Archeologie
Bibliography ReferencesEnglish Summary; Nederlandse samenvatting; List of figures; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Curriculum Vitae
Notes Summary in Dutch
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Subject Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- Fayyūm
Mesolithic period -- Egypt -- Fayyūm
Neolithic period -- Egypt -- Fayyūm
Farmers -- Egypt -- History
Herders -- Egypt -- History
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mesolithic period.
Neolithic period.
SUBJECT Egypt -- Antiquities.
Subject Egypt.
Egypt -- Fayyūm.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2010540489
ISBN 9789048512690