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Domonique Williams ANTH 009 Sec.001 Shaw Article Mark Lehner used his knowledge of geology of the Giza Plateau by understanding how the Sphinx was built and rebuilt. During those ancient times, the workers used layers of both soft and hard rocks which came from a nearby ditch. Lehner also noticed that there were fossils of gastropods, bivalves, sponges, and corals that were in two or three different geological layers. From these findings, as well as paying attention to the quarries, and surveying an ancient wadi that could have been a harbor, Lehner developed his hypothesis that the workers had to live near or around the Giza in order to do their work. The worker’s city tells us that they were probably not slaves. There were public areas such as a place for working copper, cooking sites such as a
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Unformatted text preview: bakery, and a domicile that were spread out on a massive scale. The worker’s diet was riched in fish, loaves, and prime beef. This showed that the areas occupied by these workers had established farms and ranches that proved they were able to live on their own as a “downtown center” in ancient Egypt living under a system of organized-based labor. The graffiti found from these workers were evidence of being an organized-based labor that listed labor units into five divisions that were rotated by a special group of people based on owning bak (lord) their services. Lehner inferred that everyone including royalty owned bak regardless of their social standing, which does not fit into the understanding of how this could be counted for the word slavery....
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