Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology: Stoneworking Technology in Ancient Egypt

By Denys A. Stocks

During this clean and fascinating quantity, Denys A. shares examines the archaeological and pictorial proof for masonry in historical Egypt. via a sequence of experiments within which he assessments and evaluates over 200 reconstructed and copy instruments, he brings alive the equipment and practices of historic Egyptian craftworking, highlighting the thoughts and advances made by means of this awesome civilisation.
This useful method of knowing the basics of historical Egyptian stoneworking indicates the evolution of instruments and strategies, and the way those come jointly to supply the wonders of Egyptian paintings and structure.
Comprehensively illustrated with over 2 hundred images and drawings, Experiments in Egyptian Archaeology will deliver a clean point of view to the puzzles of Egyptian craft and know-how. through combining the information of a contemporary engineer with the procedure of an archaeologist and historian, Denys shares has created a piece that might trap the mind's eye of all Egyptology students and fans

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Denys shares, Manchester, might 2003 xxiii L I S T O F A B B R E V I AT I O N S guides AE AEMI AEMT ASAÉ Cat. Caire CdÉ JARCE JEA JRAI RAS RdÉ ZÄS historical Egypt (London) A. Lucas and J. R. Harris, historical Egyptian fabrics and Industries, London: Edward Arnold, 1962 P. T. Nicholson and that i. Shaw (eds), old Egyptian fabrics and know-how, Cambridge: Cambridge college Press, 2000 Annales du provider des Antiquités de l’Égypte (Cairo) Catalogue Général des Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée du Caire (Cairo) Chronique d’Égypte (Brussels) magazine of the yank study heart in Egypt (New York) magazine of Egyptian Archaeology (London) magazine of the Royal Anthropological Institute of significant Britain and eire (London) Revue d’Archéometrie, Supplément, 1981 (Paris) Revue d’Égyptologie (Paris) Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde (Berlin) Museums BM CM MM MMA UC British Museum, London Cairo Museum Manchester Museum, college of Manchester Metropolitan Museum of paintings, manhattan Petrie assortment, college university London xxv PREDYNASTIC AND DYNASTIC CHRONOLOGY Neolithic, northern Egypt: starts off ca. 5200 BC Predynastic interval • Ma’adi tradition, northern Egypt, ca. 4000–3300/3200 BC • Badarian tradition, heart Egypt, ca. 4500–3800 BC Nagada tradition, southern Egypt • Nagada I, ca. 4000–3600 BC • Nagada II, ca. 3600–3200 BC • Nagada III/Dynasty zero, ca. 3200–3050 BC Early Dynastic interval First Dynasty, ca. 3050–2890 BC • Aha • Djer • Djet • Den • Anedjib • Smerkhet • Qa’a moment Dynasty, ca. 2890–2686 BC • Hotepsekhemwy • Reneb • Nynetjer • Weneg • Peribsen • Khasekhemwy previous nation 3rd Dynasty, ca. 2686–2613 BC • Nebka xxvii PREDYNASTIC AND DYNASTIC CHRONOLOGY • • • • Zoser Sekhemkhet Khaba Huni Fourth Dynasty, ca. 2613–2494 BC • Seneferu • Khufu • Djedefre • Khafre • Nebka • Menkaure • Shepseskaf 5th Dynasty, ca. 2494–2345 BC • Weserkaf • Sahure • Neferirkare • Shepseskare • Neferefre • Nyuserre • Menkauhor • Djedkare-Isesi • Unas 6th Dynasty, ca. 2345–2181 BC • Teti • Weserkare • Pepi I • Merenre • Pepi II • Nitocris First Intermediate interval • 7th to 11th Dynasties, ca. 2181–2055 BC center state 11th Dynasty, unification, ca. 2055–1985 BC • Mentuhotep II • Mentuhotep III • Mentuhotep IV 12th Dynasty, ca. 1985–1795 BC • Amenemhat I • Senusret I • Amenemhat II xxviii PREDYNASTIC AND DYNASTIC CHRONOLOGY • • • • Senusret II Amenemhat III Amenemhat IV Queen Sobekneferu moment Intermediate interval • 13th to 17th Dynasties, ca. 1795–1550 BC New state Eighteenth Dynasty, ca. 1550–1295 BC • Ahmose • Amenhotep I • Tuthmose I • Tuthmose II • Tuthmose III • Hatshepsut • Amenhotep II • Tuthmose IV • Amenhotep III • Amenhotep IV/Akhenaten (Amarna interval) • Smenkhkare • Tutankhamen • Ay • Horemheb Ramesside interval 19th Dynasty, ca. 1295–1186 BC • Ramesses I • Seti I • Ramesses II • Merenptah • Amenmesses • Seti II • Siptah • Queen Tawosret 20th Dynasty, ca. 1186–1069 BC • Sethnakht • Ramesses III • Ramesses IV • Ramesses V • Ramesses VI • Ramesses VII xxix PREDYNASTIC AND DYNASTIC CHRONOLOGY • • • • Ramesses VIII Ramesses IX Ramesses X Ramesses XI 3rd Intermediate interval • Twenty-first to Twenty-fifth Dynasties, ca.

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