A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area

A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area

The Tree Shelter
Egyptian Prehistory Monographs 7

The prehistory of the Eastern Desert of Egypt is not well understood. A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area is an important contribution to our knowledge of the Epi-Palaeolithic, Neolithic, and Predynastic occupation of the area. It presents the results of an excavation of a small rock shelter near Quseir, Egypt, which is one of the rare stratified sites in the Eastern Egyptian desert.

The stratigraphic sequence starts around 8000 B.C.E. and continues until about 5000 B.C.E. The archaeological material attests clear connections with the Nile Valley and the Western Desert during the wet Holocene period. Topics covered in the book include the site's lithics and ceramics, microwear analysis of the lithic artifacts, and the woody vegetation of the Neolithic period.

Pierre M. Vermeersch



Chert Quarrying, Lithic Technology, and a Modern Human Burial at the Palaeolithic Site of Taramsa 1, Upper Egypt
Philip Van Peer, Pierre M. Vermeersch, Etienne Paulissen
This book presents the comprehensive report of the excavations of the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project at the site of Taramsa 1, near Qena in Upper Egypt. Human groups exploited chert cobbles at this locale throughout the Middle Stone Age.


Contributions:

Palaeolithic Quarrying Sites in Upper and Middle Egypt
This book is oriented towards the understanding of the chert extraction techniques employed by Middle and early Upper Palaeolithic humans in the lower desert of the Egyptian Nile Valley between Tahta and Qena.



Palaeolithic Living Sites in Upper and Middle Egypt
The field research and associated laboratory analyses reported in this volume represent more than 24 years of investigation in Upper and Middle Egypt by the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project of Leuven University.









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Series

Egyptian Prehistory Monographs

Subjects

Social Science : Anthropology
Social Science : Archaeology
Science : Physical Sciences / Geology

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