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The Archaeology of the First Farmer-herders in Egypt: New Insights into the Fayum Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic (Paperback)

Noriyuki Shirai

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ISBN 10: 9087280793 / ISBN 13: 9789087280796
Editore: Leiden University Press, Netherlands, 2012
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Language: English . Brand New Book. The Archaeology of the First Farmer-Herders in Egypt explores how and why farming and herding started in the Fayum, which is a large oasis with a permanent lake in the Egyptian Western Desert. Noriyuki Shirai s research on lithic artefacts used by the Epipalaeolithic hunter-fishers and Neolithic famer-herders in the Fayum gives a clue as to the mobility and residential strategy of the Fayum people and their time and labour investments in tool production. The Neolitic famer-herders (6th C.B.C.E.) relied heavily on hunting and fishing, which had been the major subsistence activities since the Epipalaeolithic period. Lithic evidence, as Shirai proves, suggests that the Fayum people were not nomadic but were tethered to lakeshores. Archaeological Studies Leiden University (ASLU) is a series of the Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University since 1998. The series aim is to publish Research and PhD theses of Archaeology and covers the international research fields of European Prehistory, Classical-, Near Eastern- Indian American- and Science-based Archaeology. Codice inventario libreria AAR9789087280796

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Titolo: The Archaeology of the First Farmer-herders ...

Casa editrice: Leiden University Press, Netherlands

Data di pubblicazione: 2012

Legatura: Paperback

Condizione libro:New

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This exhaustive study explores the rise of farming and herding in the Fayum oasis in the Egyptian Western Desert. The neolithic farmer-herders in the Fayum relied heavily on hunting and fishing, which had been the major subsistence activities since the Epipaleolithic period. Shiari’s research on lithic artifacts used by the Epipaleolithic hunter-fishers and Neolithic farmer-herders in the Fayum is a unique investigation into the mobility and residential strategy of the Fayum people and their time and labor investments in tool production.

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Noriyaki Shirai is a researcher at Leiden University.

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