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By Ian Shaw

This booklet examines the elemental proof for lots of assorted points of switch and evolution in historical Egyptian know-how. It comprises dialogue of the broader cognitive and social contexts, akin to the Egyptian propensity for psychological creativity and innovation, and the speed of switch in Egypt compared to different African, Mediterranean and close to jap states.

This e-book attracts not just on conventional archaeological and textual resources but in addition at the result of medical analyses of historical fabrics and on experimental and ethno-archaeological info. Case-studies examine these facets of Egyptian society that made it both predisposed or actively against specific sorts of conservatism or innovation in fabric tradition, reminiscent of the ideas of stone-working, medication, mummification and enormous building. The ebook additionally contains precise dialogue of the ways that the perform and improvement of Egyptian know-how interrelated with past due Bronze Age city society as a complete, utilizing the town at Amarna as a case-study.

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