The Oasis Papers 1: Proceedings of the First International Symposium of the Dakhleh Oasis Project [Hardback]

Mandy Marlow (Author)

ISBN: 9781900188548 | Published by: Oxbow Books | Series: Dakhleh Oasis Papers | Volume: 6 | Year of Publication: 2001 | Language: English 120p, H297 x W210 (mm)

The Oasis Papers 1


The first Dakhleh Oasis Project seminar held at Durham University in 1994 was the occasion for discussion of topics ranging from the Pleistocene to paleoepidemiology and papyri.

Table of Contents

Introduction (C A Marlow)
Section 1: The Dakhleh Oasis in Prehistory
What is the Aterian? The View from Dakhleh Oasis and the Western Desert, Egypt(M Kleindienst)
Problems in the prehistory of the Late Upper Pleistocene of the Dakhleh Oasis (M F Wiseman)
The Late prehistoric radiocarbon chronology for Dakhleh Oasis within the wider environmental and cultural setting of the Egyptian Western Desert (Mary M A McDonald)
Section 2: The Dakhleh Oasis in the Roman Period
Observations on the dating of the occupation at Ismant el-Kharab (C A Hope)
A suggested interpretation of the coin-finds of Ismant el-Kharab (G E Bowen)
The Greek documentary papyri from Kellis (Ismant el-Kharab):an interim report (K A Worp)
Local perceptions of fertility of the Dakhleh Oasis in the Roman period (O E Kaper)
Section 3: Past Populations of Dakhleh: an Anthropological Perspective
The comparative skeletal biology and paleoepidemiology of the people from Ein Tirghi and Kellis, Dakhleh Oasis, Egypt (J E Molto)
Microns, microbes, microscopes and molecules (M Cook & P Sheldrick)
Miscarriages and infant burials in the Dakhleh cemeteries: an archaeological examination of status (C A Marlow)

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