Predynastic Egypt

Predynastic Egypt - We dont have many Egyptian cities,...

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We don’t have many Egyptian cities, although Egypt was a unified territorial state. In order to understand how Egypt became a unified state, analysis of pre-dynastic burials is  important to understanding the unification of Egypt. Early pre-dynastic burials have been found, buried in pits with the bodies facing south and  buried with large knives and pots. The pits were sometimes lined with brick or stone.  At the end of the Predynastic period, larger tombs were being built, sometimes with multiple  chambers.  Palates for painting were common in this area. Some were shaped like fish. Bowls and pots have been found with crocodiles, plants and geometric patterns. Pottery was  handmade and coil-built. Some pottery had river scenes with water plants, birds and boats.  Black-top ware pottery was commonly found in early Predynastic sites. Early Egyptians had standards (sticks with flags and statues of animals on top) which 
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2009 for the course CLAR 120 taught by Professor Haggis during the Fall '08 term at UNC.

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