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Predynastic burials

Stevenson, AE; (2009) Predynastic burials. In: Wendrich, W, (ed.) UCLA online Encyclopaedia of Egyptology. Cotsen Institute: Los Angeles, CA, USA. Green open access

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Abstract

The primary evidence for the Predynastic period, the 4th millennium BC, derives from burials. In Upper Egypt, there is a clear trend over the period towards greater investment in mortuary facilities and rituals, experimentation in body treatments, and increasing disparity in burial form and content between a small number of elite and a larger non-elite population. In Maadi-Buto contexts in Lower Egypt, pit burials remained simple with minimal differentiation and less of a focus upon display-orientated rituals.

Type: Book chapter
Title: Predynastic burials
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1542935
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