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Copper in Ancient Egypt: Before, During and After the Pyramid Age (c. 4000–1600 BC)

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The first comprehensive and up-to-date overview of what we know about the use of copper by the ancient Egyptians and Nubians, from the Predynastic through the Early Dynastic until the end of the Second Intermediate Period (c. 4000–1600 BC). The monograph presents a story, based on the analysis of available evidence, a synchronic and diachronic reconstruction of the development and changes of the chaîne opératoire of copper and copper alloy artefacts. The book argues that Egypt was not isolated from the rest of the ancient world and that popular notions of its “primitive” technology are not based on facts.

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Author(s): Odler M

Publication type: Authored Book

Publication status: Published

Series Title: Culture and History of the Ancient Near East

Year: 2023

Volume: 132

Number of Pages: 811

Print publication date: 06/04/2023

Online publication date: 03/04/2023

Acceptance date: 01/10/2021

Publisher: Brill

Place Published: Leiden; Boston


Notes: 9789004527690 ebook ISBN.

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ISBN: 9789004524088