ARC3RFC Essay: Tomb 100, Tomb U-J and Maadi South: Themes from Predynastic Egyptby Caroline Seawright
Year 3 Essay for Rise and Fall of Civilisations at LaTrobe University, December 2013.
The origins of ancient Egypt date from the Predynastic period until the Unification of Upper and Lower Egypt (5000-3035BC). Scattered Predynastic chiefdoms became a civilisation through the imposition of order from chaos, derived from divinely conferred kingly power. Early powerful cities were found in Lower Egypt at Maadi (Maadi-Buto culture), and in Upper Egypt at Nekhen (Nekhen culture) and Abdju (This culture) (Scarre & Fagan 2008, p. 113-115; Maps 1-2). I will test my hypothesis by investigating these themes at each of the sites, as evidence for the themes should be represented in the archaeological record.
This is the slideshow from my related, in-class presentation:
Seawright, C 2013, Tomb 100, Tomb U-J and Maadi South: Themes from Predynastic Egypt, Articles by Caroline Seawright, <http://www.thekeep.org/~kunoichi/ kunoichi/themestream/ ARC3RFC.html>.
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