Current Research in Egyptology 2010: Proceedings of the by Maarten Horn, Joost Kramer, Daniel Soliman, Nico Staring,

By Maarten Horn, Joost Kramer, Daniel Soliman, Nico Staring, Carina van den Hoven, Lara Weiss

After having been held within the united kingdom for the prior 10 years, the eleventh version of the once a year present learn in Egyptology (CRE) graduate convention was once held at Leiden collage, The Netherlands in January 2010. As constantly, the most target of the convention was once to supply graduate and postgraduate scholars of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology with the chance to offer their examine. The complaints of this year's convention conceal a variety of subject matters from the Predynastic interval to trendy Egypt. The papers mirror an identical style in parts of study and clinical technique, for instance, via utilizing the linguistic prototype concept to historical Egyptian texts or through the use of an ethnoarchaeological process for the research of contemporary mud-brick structure. the themes coated comprise Egyptian faith, starting from the Coffin Texts to the ornament of temple partitions in Ptolemaic occasions, in addition to sociological concerns within the heart and New nation. different contributions specialise in the learn of the chronology of the center nation with assistance from lunar ephemerides or well-stratified radiocarbon info as opposed to pottery info. In precis, complaints of present examine in Egyptology XI comprises 19 chosen papers on artefact experiences, burial practices and provisioning for the afterlife, financial system and sociology, historical past and chronological experiences, linguistics, philology and faith.

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G. information is passed on orally from generation to generation. The interviews carried out were semi-structured; that is to say, they were planned and subject-specific, using key aspects to guide the content of the interview, but also open to the participants’ further explanations and remarks (Kvale 2007, 10). Interviews and observations were carried out in parallel, to make the information as objective as possible. Although the initial intention was to carry out interviews with both builders and ordinary owners, it often proved difficult to find a builder in the area.

Although this technique is no longer employed for building new houses in this area, some people still use it for building pigeon houses or storage units, most often on roofs or roof terraces. Mud and reeds are also used in the countryside for the construction of animal pens and outbuildings linked to agricultural work. Most of the owners of these houses had built new concrete/red brick houses immediately adjacent to the old mud structures (Fig. 2). The latter had fallen into decay and were now mainly used for keeping animals and for storage.

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