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Friday October 1, 2010 Egyptian Civilization -Emergence of Egyptian civilization vey different from Mesopotamia -Archaic Period: cycling chiefdoms, overall low pop densities. -Egypt becomes unified state relatively early in sequence -Stability: Egypt remains centralized for 3000 years with just brief interruptions Early Predynastic Period (5000-3200 bc) -Early period poorly understood -Pree5000: hunter-gatherer/nomads -c. 5000 BC earliest food production, sedentism -The Predynastic Period -Badarian Pd (5000-3800_ -Naqada I (3800-3500-) -Gerzean Pd (3550-3100) -Became somewhat unified after this Badarian -Upper Egypt -Farming w/ SW Asian domesticates -Agri, villages of skin tents, small huts -Social stratification: elaborate burials of elites in separate are in oval/rectangular tombs -Growth of trade: timber from Levant -Increasing range of burial treatment, tombs elaboration, and grave goods through time -Shows control over/patronage of trade and craftspeople -First richly furnished graves of young children (born into their status:
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2010 for the course ANTH 104 taught by Professor Wernke during the Fall '10 term at Vanderbilt.

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