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Aten

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

[Di]

Egyptian god of the sun, shown as a gold disc with rays ending in hands. Worshipped by Akhenaten as a great creator god, the sole god of his monotheistic state religion.

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C-Group

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

[CP]

Cattle‐herding communities living in lower Nubia during the late 3rd and early 2nd millennia bc, broadly contemporary with the Kerma Culture of upper Nubia. In late C‐Group...

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Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6681 words.

We think of globalization as a new process, but long-distance connections are basic to being human. ‘Continental fusion—connections across Europe, Asia, and Africa’ sketches regional...

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Continental prehistories

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 9443 words.

‘Continental prehistories’ explores the possibility that mankind's prehistories may differ depending on location, and charts the development of individualized cultures following the...

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Final thoughts

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4894 words.

Rethinking our deep past is underway. An older scheme emphasizing progress has been challenged by both empirical evidence and new thoughts on what it means to be human. Prehistory as...

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fort

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

1 Fortified camp or base for an army.

2 Folly or fabrique like a sham castle in a garden.

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Giza

Overview page. Subjects: Archaeology — Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE).

A city south-west of Cairo in northern Egypt, on the west bank of the Nile, site of the Pyramids and the Sphinx.

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The history of prehistory

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2018; p ublished online June 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 5224 words.

‘The history of prehistory’ explains how the idea of prehistory arose gradually between the 16th and early 19th centuries in Europe and America, growing large and influential through...

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Human skills and experiences

Chris Gosden.

in Prehistory: A Very Short Introduction

June 2003; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Prehistoric Archaeology; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 5085 words.

‘Human skills and experiences’ considers the nature of intelligence, together with the evidence and theories behind the origins of humanity and the difficulties of investigating early human...

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Hyksos

Overview page. Subjects: Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE) — Archaeology.

A people of mixed Semitic and Asian descent who invaded Egypt and settled in the Nile delta c.1640 bc. They formed the 15th and 16th dynasties of Egypt and ruled a large part of the country...

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