The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World: Flora, Fauna, and Science [Paperback]

Salima Ikram (Editor); Jessica Kaiser (Editor); Stéphanie Porcier (Editor)

ISBN: 9789464260359 | Published by: Sidestone Press | Year of Publication: 2021 | Language: English 276p, H280 x W210 (mm) 128fc/58bw

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The Ancient Egyptians and the Natural World


This book explores the interaction between animals, plants, and humans in ancient Egypt. It draws together different aspects of the bioarchaeology of Egypt: flora, fauna, and human remains. These come from sites throughout the country from Alexandria to Aswan, as well as material from museum basements.

The material presented here includes the results of new and previously unpublished excavations in the Delta and Thebes, in-depth studies of different species of animal mummies, an analysis of animal cults, tentative identifications of wild dogs in Egyptian art, a variety of diseases from which the ancient Egyptians suffered, studies on human remains using traditional as well as state-of-the-art technologies, and the different foods that formed the diet of the ancient Egyptians.

The studies blend traditional methodologies, often deployed in novel ways, such as examining the pelage of lions, as well as new 3D technologies used in the analyses of bioarchaeological material. The results of these studies deepen our knowledge of ancient Egypt, its inhabitants, and their interaction with their environment.

The present volume is the proceedings of the Conference on the Bioarchaeology of Ancient Egypt & the Second International Symposium on Animals in Ancient Egypt (Cairo, 2019).

Table of Contents

Curatorial Training in Human Remains for the Egyptian Museum, Cairo.
Hasnaa Askalany & Gehad Shawky Ibrahem
Hyperostosis frontalis interna in the Early Dynastic Period at Abydos, Egypt.
Brenda J. Baker & Ahmed Mohamed Gabr
Humans and Animals together in the Journey to the Afterlife. The Burial in Area R11 under the Temple of Millions of Years of Amenhotep II, Luxor, West Thebes – Italian Archaeological Project.
Fabio Bona, Giovanna Bellandi, Letizia Cavallini, Anna Consonni, Tommaso Quirino & Angelo Sesana
To Be or Not to Be a Dog Mummy: How a Metric Study of the Skull can Inform on Selection Practices Pertaining to Canid Mummification in Ancient Egypt.
Colline Brassard, Stéphanie Porcier & Cécile Callou
Newcomers in the Bestiary. A Review of the Presence of Lycaon pictus in Late Predynastic and Early Dynastic Environment and Iconography.
Axelle Brémont
Dévots et animaux sacrés.
Alain Charron
Tuberculosis at Tell-el Amarna: A Theoretical Exercise in the Economic and Social Effects of Chronic, Terminal Disease in Ancient Egypt.
Gretchen R. Dabbs
Burial Practices in the West Delta: Cases from Kom Aziza.
Shereen El-Morsi & Aya M. Salem
A Structure-from-Motion Pipeline for Bone Morphology 3D Analysis.
Margaret Farmer & Angelique Corthals
Lions and Science and Whorls, Oh My!
Karen Polinger Foster
Human and Faunal Remains in Egypt: A New Department and a New Approach.
Zeinab Hashesh & Ahmed Gabr
Creatures of the Sun, Creatures of the Moon: Animal Mummies from Lisbon’s National Archaeological Museum.
Salima Ikram, Carlos Prates, Sandra Sousa & Carlos Oliveira
Brief Notes about a Mummified Crocodile from the National Archaeological Museum (MANN) of Naples, Italy.
Ilaria Incordino & Cinzia Oliva
Faunal Remains at the Causeway of Sahura.
Mohamed Ismail Khaled & Mohamed Hussein Ahmed
Venerunt, Viderunt, Vicerunt: The Roman Conquest and the Non-Elite.
Jessica Kaiser
Iinteractions Between Teeth and Their Environment: A Study of the Effect on Age Estimation.
Casey L. Kirkpatrick
Discovery of an Unexpected Textile Fiber in a Fish Mummy from the Musée des Conflunces (Lyon) Collection.
Fleur Letellier-Willemin
Women’s Health Issues Reflected in Case Studies from Theban Tomb 16.
Suzanne Onstine, Jesus Herrerín, Miguel Sanchez & Rosa Dinarès
Analyse des gazelles momifiées de Kom Mereh/Komir (Haute Egypte) conservées au Musée des Confluences (Lyon, France).
Stéphanie Porcies & Louis Chaix
Did Egyptians Eat Donkeys? Reflections from Historical and Archaeological Data.
Mathilde Prévost & Joséphine Lesur
What I Have Learned: Assumptions Bad, Intersections Good.
Richard W. Redding
Biomolecular Stable Isotope and Carbon-14 Dates of Ancient Egyptian Food Offerings: A Case Study from a Provincial Cemetery of Deir el-Ballas.
Amr Khalaf Shahat & Victoria Jensen
Animal Butchering Technology in Old and Middle Kingdom Egypt: The Shift from Stone to Metal Tools.
Eleuterio Sousa & Haskel J. Greenfield
Anthropological Study of the Egyptian Mummy from the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts Using Computed Tomography.
Sergey Vasilyev, E.B. Yatsishina, R.M. Galeev, S.B. Borustkaya, M.V. Kovalchuk, O.A. Vasilieva, O.P. Dyuzheva & V.L. Ushakov
Intentionally Burnt Human Remains from the Kom Ombo Temple Salvage Excavation.
Afaf Wahba

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