Collection Description

Tradition Name

Upper Egypt Predynastic

Tradition Description

The Upper Egypt Predynastic tradition extends from 7000 to 5000 BP. The boundaries for the Upper Egypt Predynastic shift from the Upper Nile valley in the beginning of the time period to encompass the entire Nile valley and Delta by the end of the time period. The people were sedentary, village-dwelling agriculturalists and fishers living in regional chiefdoms or simple states. Interregional trade and intragroup competition are important factors in the unification of Upper and Lower Egypt and the rise of the Egyptian state.

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Region

Africa --Northern Africa

Countries

Egypt

OWC Code

MR55

Number of Documents

25

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Number of Pages

2026

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