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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Egypt to the end of the Old Kingdom
Published By: Original publisher
New York, N.Y.: Thames and Hudson. 1992 [reprint]. 143 p. ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2019. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Protohistoric Egypt (MR80)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Miscellaneous structures (349);
Visual arts (5311);
Chief executive (643);
Executive household (644);
Burial practices and funerals (764);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
Aldred writes an overview of Egypt from Paleolithic times up through the Old Kingdom. He writes of the material culture and of the small bit of history that can be learned from the Egyptian texts. Aldred discusses the architecture of Dynasties III-VI (mostly the pyramids and mastabas) and the art and furniture found in them. Sculpture from these same dynasties is also discussed. The emphasis is on royalty and the elite rather than the lower classes.
Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents
Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits.
Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
Language: Language that the document is written in
Includes bibliographical references (p. 134)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data
Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection.
Sarah Berry ; 2005
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
Dynasty III-Dynasty VI
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings