Ancient Egypt: Foundations of a Civilisation

Ancient Egypt: Foundations of a Civilisation

By: Douglas J. Brewer (author)Paperback

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Ancient Egypt is a beautifully illustrated, easy-to-read book covering the formative era of the Egyptian civilization: the age before the pyramids. Douglas Brewer shows why an awareness of the earliest phase of Egyptian history is crucial to understanding of later Egyptian culture. Beginning with a quick review of the fields of Egyptology and archaeology, Ancient Egypt takes the reader on a compelling survey of Egypt's prehistoric past. The books tours the Nile Valley to explore its impact on all aspects of life, from day-to-day living to regional politics, and introduces the reader to the Nile Valley's earliest inhabitants and the very first "Egyptians".

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About Author

Douglas J Brewer is a Professor of Anthropology at the University of Illinois and Director of the Spurlock Museum. He has written many books including the bestselling Egypt and the Egyptians and articles on Egypt. He has also spent 20 years involved in fieldwork projects in Egpyt - from the eastern desert to the Nile Valley.


1.Archaeology, Egyptology and Prehistory: How We Know What We Know 2. Archaeology and Egyptian Prehistory 3. Environmental Reflections 4. The Paleolithic: A Desert in Bloom 5. The Neolithic: An Agricultural Revolution and New Way of Life 6. The Predynastic Period: Egypt in its Infancy 7. The Late Predynastic: Naqada III and the Quest for Power 8. In Search of Egypt's First Pharoah 9. Early Dynastic Life 10. New Horizons

Product Details

  • publication date: 29/11/2005
  • ISBN13: 9780582772533
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 248
  • ID: 9780582772533
  • weight: 651
  • ISBN10: 0582772532

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