Feb 17 - Ancient Egyptian Civilization Ancient Wed Feb 17...

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Ancient Egyptian Civilization Ancient Egyptian Civilization Wed Feb 17 From Kingdoms to Kingdom: Naqada III/Dynasty 0 (Quiz next Wed, covering start through Dyn 0)
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Late Predynastic Egypt Late Predynastic Egypt Naqada I (Amratian) 3900-3550 hierarchy warrior-chiefs? Naqada II (Gerzean) 3550-3150 cultural unification kingship, vaguely Naqada III (Dynasty 0) 3150-3050 political unification named kings
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review: kings and elites Why does social stratification develop so rapidly after many thousands of years (400,000+) of egalitarian living? People adopt sedentism for security, predictability, improved child mortality. Agriculture based on control over land and necessary manpower for irrigation. Competition between villages for arable land is inherent (B. Kemp, K. Bard, et al.) People didn’t change; the nature of wealth did. What ideology does the elite employ to justify this system? Ownership of land and command of workforce must be righteous, justified, in accordance with ma’at.
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