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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records
The spatial structure of Kom el-Hisn: an old kingdom town in the Western Nile Delta, Egypt
Published By: Original publisher
Oxford, England: Archaeopress : Available from Hadrian Books. 2003. vi, 253 p. ill., maps
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HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.:
Human Relations Area Files, 2000. 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
Post depositional processes in archaeological sites (138);
Settlement patterns (361);
Production and supply (433);
Cultural stratigraphy (912);
Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document
The majority of the paper is a description of the Old Kingdom portion of the excavated archaeological deposits in Kom el-Hisn. Many of the rooms were used for dumps after they had been inhabited. Several adult and child burials were also found. The town would have had an administrative district surrounded by a housing complex for administrators and staff. The residential housing blocks would have consisted of repeating room units. Probably two populations inhabited Kom el-Hisn: elites and support staff. The town may have been a specialized center for cattle production and may have been a cult center for Hathor.
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. 169-180)
Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document
1984, 1986 (coring), 1988
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).
Old Kingdom-Middle Kingdom; circa 4290 BP- 3890 BP (circa 2290 B.C.- 1890 B.C.)
Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site)
Kom el-Hisn, western Nile Delta, Egypt
LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Excavations (Archaeology)--Egypt--Imu (Extinct city)/Imu (Extinct city)