Book

Egypt's making: the origins of ancient Egypt 5000-2000 BC

RoutledgeLondon • Published In 1990 • Pages:

By: Rice, Michael.

Abstract
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.
Subjects
Reviews and critiques
Comparative evidence
Acculturation and culture contact
Visual arts
Chief executive
Mythology
Spirits and gods
tradition
Upper Egypt Predynastic
HRAF PubDate
2005
Region
Africa
Sub Region
Northern Africa
Document Type
Book
Evaluation
Creator Type
Archaeologist
Document Rating
4: Excellent Secondary Data
5: Excellent Primary Data
Analyst
Sarah Berry ; 2004
Coverage Date
8000 BP- 5000 BP (6000 B.C.- 3000 B.C.)
Coverage Place
Egypt
Notes
Michael Rice
Includes bibliographical references (p. 302-315) and index
LCCN
89049319
LCSH
Neolithic period--Egypt/Egypt--Antiquities