By Ian Shaw

This ebook examines the basic proof for plenty of varied features of swap and evolution in historical Egyptian expertise. It comprises dialogue of the broader cognitive and social contexts, equivalent to the Egyptian propensity for psychological creativity and innovation, and the speed of swap in Egypt compared to different African, Mediterranean and close to jap states.

This e-book attracts not just on conventional archaeological and textual resources but in addition at the result of medical analyses of old fabrics and on experimental and ethno-archaeological info. Case-studies examine these features of Egyptian society that made it both predisposed or actively against particular types of conservatism or innovation in fabric tradition, comparable to the thoughts of stone-working, drugs, mummification and enormous building. The ebook additionally comprises special dialogue of the ways that the perform and improvement of Egyptian know-how interrelated with past due Bronze Age city society as a complete, utilizing the town at Amarna as a case-study.

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