Marsa Matruh I: The Excavation [eBook (PDF)]

Donald White (Author)

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ISBN: 9781623031237 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 1 | Year of Publication: 2002 | Language: English 126p, 46 b/w figs, 4 plans, 47 b/w pls

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Marsa Matruh I



The excavations of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology on Bates's Island at Marsa Matruh, on the seacoast at the north of Egypt's western desert, uncovered a small site with a metalworking workshop and nearby houses. The pottery indicates that this small Late Bronze Age settlement had links to several cultures: Cyprus, the Aegean, Egypt, the coast of western Asia, and the local Marmarican people. The volumes publish the architecture, the local and imported pottery, the crucibles and other evidence for metalworking, the ostrich egg shells and other faunal remains, and the other discoveries made at the site.

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"The report is a meticulous work of scholarship which enables the finds to be comprehensively reviewed and evaluated...[...]His accomplishment is all the greater for having pulled together diverse contributions from several specialists and published the composite account of his excavations in a coherent, stylish and relatively prompt manner.[...]White and his team have rendered the history of the region and period an invaluable service by their careful and thorough report on the excavations at Marsa Matruh, which fill in a significant gap in the archaeological record.'"
R.S. Merrillees
JARCE XLI (2004)

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