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176 pages

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Published Jan 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784912499

Digital: 9781784912505

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Archaeopress Egyptology 12

The Production, Use and Importance of Flint Tools in the Archaic Period and the Old Kingdom in Egypt

By Michał Kobusiewicz

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This volume represents a selection of contributions on Mediterranean themes from a wider international interdisciplinary conference on Magical Texts in Ancient Civilizations, organised by the Centre for Comparative Studies of Civilizations at Jagiellonian University in Krakow in Poland between 27-28 June 2013.



Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Production of Tools; Chapter 3: Types of Flint Artefacts in the Archaic Period and the Old Kingdom Chapter 4 Flint Assemblages from Recently Investigated Old Kingdom Sites; Chapter 5: Comparison of Flint Assemblages Dated to the Old Kingdom: Sites from Dakhla Oasis, Kom el Hisn and Elephantine; Chapter 6: El Kharafish; Chapter 7: Three Lithic Complexes; Chapter 8: The Importance of Flint Tools in the Culture of Early Dynasties of Egypt; Chapter 9: The Cognitive Potential of Flint Materials; Chapter 10: Continued Interest in Flint; Chapter 11: Conclusions; Appendix: Contribution to the Functional Identification of Flint Tools used during the Old Kingdom of Egypt. A Case Study of Kom el Hisn and Ain el Gazzareen by Małgorzata Winiarska-Kabacińska