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The Badarian culture of ancient Egypt in context : critical evaluation

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dc.contributor.advisor Vermaak, Petrus Stefanus,1956- Vorster, Lambert 2017-01-23T08:31:59Z 2017-01-23T08:31:59Z 2016-02
dc.identifier.citation Vorster, Lambert (2016) The Badarian culture of ancient Egypt in context : critical evaluation, University of South Africa, Pretoria, <> en
dc.description.abstract This study aims to determine whether current and past research on the Badarian culture of early Egypt accurately reflects the evidence uncovered in the past and the evaluation of the excavation reports by the early excavators. An archaeological re-evaluation of the Badarian culture and relevant sites is presented in the introduction. Inter-regional development of the Badarian is crucial to placing the Badarian in the temporal ladder of the predynastic cultures, leading up the formation of the dynastic era of Ancient Egypt. The following thesis is not meant to be a definitive answer on the origins and placement of the Badarian people in the Predynastic hierarchy of ancient Egypt, but one of its aims is to stimulate discussion and offer alternatives to the narrative of the Badarian culture. A set of outcomes is presented to test all hypotheses. Research questions are discussed to determine whether the Badarian culture is a regional phenomenon restricted to a small area around the Badari-Mostagedda-Matmar region, or as a wider inter-regional variable carrying on into the later Nagada cultures. To reach a hypothesis, the chronology of the Badarian is analysed, in-depth study of the original excavation reports and later research on the Badarian question. An important facet of this study is a literature review of the Badarian culture, past and present. The Badarian culture had always been a subject of speculation, especially in terms of its chronology and regional development. There is no consensus on the chronology of dispersion out of the desert to the Nile Valley, as well as areas north and south of the Nile Valley. It is important to establish the concept of an agronomic sedentary lifestyle by the Badarian, and to re-evaluate the evidence for the long-standing idea that the Badarian was in fact the first farmers of the Nile Valley, also in terms of their perceived exchange and trade networks. en
dc.format.extent 1 online resource (xiii, 233 leaves) : illustrations, maps en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject Egyptian en
dc.subject Neolithic communities en
dc.subject Predynastic en
dc.subject Badarian en
dc.subject Chronology en
dc.subject Lithics en
dc.subject Pottery en
dc.subject Grave goods en
dc.subject Brunton, Petrie en
dc.subject Caton-Thompson en
dc.subject.ddc 932.011
dc.subject.lcsh Badari (Egypt) -- Antiquities en
dc.subject.lcsh Neolithic period -- Egypt -- Badari en
dc.subject.lcsh Excavations (Archaeology) -- Egypt -- Badari en
dc.subject.lcsh Tombs -- Egypt -- Badari en
dc.subject.lcsh Pottery, Ancient -- Egypt -- Badari en
dc.subject.lcsh Stone implements -- Egypt -- Badari en
dc.subject.lcsh Grave goods -- Egypt -- Badari en
dc.title The Badarian culture of ancient Egypt in context : critical evaluation en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.department Biblical and Ancient Studies en D. Litt. et Phil. (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) en

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