Marsa Matruh I: The Excavation [Hardback]

Donald White(Author)

ISBN: 9781931534000 | Published by: INSTAP Academic Press (Institute for Aegean Prehistory) | Series: Prehistory Monographs | Volume: 1 | Year of Publication: 2002 | Language: English 126p, H11.02 x W8.5, 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 at Marsa Matruh on Bates's Island, which is located on the seacoast at the north of Egypt's western desert, uncovered a small site with a metalworking workshop and nearby houses. The pottery found in the excavations 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 results of the excavations are published in two volumes. This volume provides an overview of the excavations at the site, the Late Bronze Age and historical period occupations, and an introduction to the environmental morphology and history of the island.

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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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