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Predynastic and Early Dynastic Egypt (12 points)


Leader: Colin Hope

Clayton Second semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: It is recognised that the genesis of the Pharaonic state lay within the traditions which emerged within Egypt during the Predynastic Period and that the ensuing Early Dynastic Period was a transitional phase. This subject analyses the development of Egyptian culture and documents the processes which culminated in Unification. It examines Egypt's links with Nubia, the Sahara and the Levant to determine spheres of influence and impact. Modern theories of the emergence of complex society as they relate to Egypt, the impact of environmental change on this development and the techniques used to explore non-literate societies are examined.

Assessment: Essay (3000 words): 35% + Seminar presentation (1500 words): 15% + Research essay (4500 words): 50%

Contact Hours: two-hour seminar per week

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