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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
Rice, Michael, 1928-
Egypt's making: the origins of ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC
Published By: Original publisher
London ; New York: Routledge. 1990. xxii, 322 p., plates ill., maps
By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication
HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2005. Computer File
Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis.
Upper Egypt Predynastic (MR55)
Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF
Reviews and critiques (114);
Comparative evidence (171);
Acculturation and culture contact (177);
Visual arts (5311);
Chief executive (643);
Spirits and gods (776);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
This document discusses Egypt from circa 8000 B.P. (6000 B.C.) up through the 6th Dynasty. Only the data pertinent to the Predynastic period of Upper Egypt or about 8000 B.P. through the reign of Narmer were indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) subjects. Rice is very interested in Arabia and the Arabian Gulf. So in this synthesis Rice examines the outside influences on Egypt from the Arabian peninsula and the mercantile culture in the Arabian Gulf islands. He is especially interested in contacts between Egypt, Sumer, Mesopotamia, Oman, the island of Bahrain, Elam, and the Arabian peninsula. Most of the contacts occurred in the late 3rd and early 2nd millennia. The last chapter about Egyptian culture as seen through Jung and is a short Jungian analysis. An appendix describes the Egyptian hound that appears in the art on many different artifacts. The description includes how the ancient Egyptians used the dog and its behavior as it is known today. The dog is now known as the Pharaoh Hound or Kelb al-Fenek.
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Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-315) and index
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
no date given
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 ; 2004
Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date).
8000 BP- 5000 BP (6000 B.C.- 3000 B.C.)
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