Cagle, Anthony. The spatial structure of Kom el-Hisn: an old kingdom town in the Western Nile Delta, Egypt

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1.0. Introduction

2.0. Context And Previous Research

2.1 Neolithic And Predynastic Antecedents

2.2 Predynastic Summary

2.3 Old Kingdom Context

2.4 Summary Of Architectural Development

2.5 Kom El-hisn: Context And Previous Research

2.5.1 Geographic Context

2.5.2 Previous Research

2.5.3 Current Research

3.0. Method And Theory

3.1 Overview

3.2 Aggregate Units (deposits)

3.3 Artifact Classes

4.0 Materials And Methods

4.1 Materials

4.2 Deposit Characteristics

4.3 Integrity Of Units

4.4 General Depositional History Of Kom El-hisn

5.0. Description Of Excavated Deposits

Unit 1166/1066

Unit 1192/1035

Unit 1204/1060

Unit 1219/1095

Unit 1235/1056

West Portion (1235/1056).

East Portion (1235/1056).

Basal Deposit.

Unit 1261/1074

Room 1 (1202/1070)

Room 2 (1208/1074).

Room 3 (1212/1074)

Room 4 (1216/1072).

Room 5 (1212/1072)

Room 6 (1212/1068)

Room 7 (1218/1072)

Room 1220/1072

Room 8 (1216/1068)

Room 9 (1216/1076)

Room 10 (1212/1064)

Room 12 (1214/1062)

Room 13 (1220/1064)

Room 14 (1224/1060)

Room 15 (1214/1066)

Room 16 (1212/1052)

Room 17 (1156/1004)

Room 18 (1208/1068)

Room 20 (1160/1002)

Room 22 (1210/788)

Room 23 (1214/788)

6.0 Artifact Analysis

6.1 Ceramics

6.1.1 General Description Of Ceramic Types

6.1.2 Ceramic Type Descriptions

6.1.3 Chronological Issues

6.1.4 Ceramic Distribution Among Deposit Types

6.2 Stone Tools

6.2.1 Chipped Stone Tools

6.2.2 Ground Stone Tools

6.2.3 Summary Of Stone Tool Assemblage

6.2.4 Stone Tool Distribution Among Deposit Types

6.3 Faunal Remains

6.3.1 Fish

6.3.2 Birds And Reptiles

6.3.3 Mammals

6.3.4 Distribution Of Fauna Among Deposit Types

6.4 Floral Remains

6.4.1 General Description Of Plant Remains

6.4.2 Distribution Of Plant Remains Among Deposits

7.0 Spatial Distributions

7.1 Ceramic Patterns

7.2 Faunal Patterns

7.3 Stone Object Patterns

7.4 Floral Remains

7.5 Summary Of Artifact Patterns

8.0. Discussion And Summary

8.1 Occupational History

8.2 Architecture

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: 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

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Anthony Cagle

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 3

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. mr80-003

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Monograph

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: 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 Archaeologist-4, 5

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)

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