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A Neolithic Nomad from Dakhleh Oasis

Ann L. W. Stodder and Ann M. Palkovich

in The Bioarchaeology of Individuals

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780813038070
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043135 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813038070.003.0007
A Neolithic Nomad from Dakhleh Oasis

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This chapter presents the osteobiography of a man who lived in predynastic Egypt, between 3200 B.C. and 2000 B.C.. One of only a few Neolithic skeletons representing the early Neolithic use of this large oasis, the bones and teeth present many clues about the mobile herders and foragers and the early stages of agriculture in the Western Desert of Egypt.

Keywords: Osteobiography; Bioarchaeology; Dakleh Oasis Project; Late Holocene; Herder-foragers; Sheik Muftah period

Chapter.  6046 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology

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