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    DescriptionThe Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt explores how and why farming and herding started in the Fayum, which is a large oasis with a permanent lake in the Egyptian Western Desert. Noriyuki Shirai's research on lithic artefacts used by the Epipalaeolithic hunter-fishers and Neolithic famer-herders in the Fayum gives a clue as to the mobility and residential strategy of the Fayum people and their time and labour investments in tool production. The Neolitic famer-herders (6th C.B.C.E.) relied heavily on hunting and fishing, which had been the major subsistence activities since the Epipalaeolithic period. Lithic evidence, as Shirai proves, suggests that the Fayum people were not nomadic but were tethered to lakeshores. Archaeological Studies Leiden University (ASLU) is a series of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University since 1998. The series' aim is to publish Research and PhD theses of Archaeology and covers the international research fields of European Prehistory, Classical-, Near Eastern- Indian American- and Science-based Archaeology.


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    Title
    The Archaeology of the First Farmer-herders in Egypt
    Subtitle
    New Insights into the Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Noriyuki Shirai
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 402
    Width: 209 mm
    Height: 273 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 1,065 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9789087280796
    ISBN 10: 9087280793
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27430
    BIC E4L: POL
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: JPB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T7.0
    B&T General Subject: 750
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Abridged Dewey: 930
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BIC subject category V2: JHB
    LC subject heading:
    Ingram Theme: CULT/NAFRIC
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002030
    LC classification: CC
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: GN700-890
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    DC23: 930.1
    Thema V1.0: JPB, JHB
    Illustrations note
    b/w figs
    Publisher
    Leiden University Press
    Imprint name
    Leiden University Press
    Publication date
    15 August 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Dordrecht
    Author Information
    Noriyaki Shirai is a researcher at Leiden University.
    Table of contents
    The Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt - 2 Contents - 6 Preface - 13 1. Introduction - 14 2. Neolithisation in Egypt in a wider context - 20 3. Background to research in the Fayum - 46 4. Explanatory and predictive models for the beginning of farming and herding in the Fayum - 94 5. The Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic in the light of new survey results - 132 6. Lithic technological organisation and mobility in the Fayum Epipalaeolithic - 196 7. Lithic technological organisation and mobility in the Fayum Neolithic - 254 8. The diffusion of material culture and domesticates from the Levant to Egypt - 324 9. Synthesis - 350 References - 356 English Summary - 388 Nederlandse samenvatting - 390 List of figures - 392 List of tables - 398 Acknowledgements - 401 Curriculum Vitae - 402