The Prehistory of Egypt: From the First Egyptians to the First Pharaohs
February 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: The Land of Egypt:.
1. Between the River and the Desert.
Part II: The Palaeolithic Period: .
2. The Earliest Evidence for Humans in the Nile Valley.
3. The Beginnings of Cultural Diversity.
4. Diversity or Nilotic Adaptation.
Part III: The Neolithic Period:.
5. The Process of 'Neolithicization'.
6. The Neolithic Period (Fifth Millennium BC).
Part IV: The Approach to the Pharaonic Period (Fourth Millennium BC): .
7. The Predynastic Period (c. 4000-3000 BC).
8. The First Pharaohs and the Unification of the Two Lands.
Appendix 1: Relative Chronology and the Traditional Dating Systems.
Appendix 2: 'Absolute Dates'.
The translator, Ian Shaw, is lecturer in Egyptian archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London. He is the author of Ancient Egyptian Warfare and Weapons (1991), co-author of The British Museum Dictionary of Ancient Egypt (with Nicholson, 1995) and co-editor of The Dictionary of Archaeology (with Jameson: Blackwell, 1998) and Ancient Egyptian Materials and Technology (with Nicholson, 1999). He also translated Nicolas Grimal’s A History of Ancient Egypt (Blackwell, 1992).
- Provides an accessible narrative history of Egypt from earliest human settlement to the time of the first pharoahs.
- Explores prehistoric foundations of many traditions evident in Ancient Egypt.
- Includes chronology, glossary, bibiliography and numerous illustrations - ideal for student use.
"... integrate[s] the prehistory of Egypt and Nubia through into the (Egyptian) Unification period, thus investigating the entire united Nile region and its flanking deserts in a logical but rarely encountered attempt to develop a cohesive picture ... In this the book succeeds admirably." Journal of African History