The Prehistory of Egypt: From the First Egyptians to the First Pharaohs
February 2000, Wiley-Blackwell
Part I: The Land of Egypt:.
Part II: The Palaeolithic Period:.
Part III: The Neolithic Period:.
Part IV: The Approach to the Pharaonic Period (Fourth Millennium BC):.
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