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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 widely recognised that the genesis of the Pharaonic state lay within the traditions which emerged within Egypt during the Predynastic Period, c4500-3050 BCE, and that the ensuing Early Dynastic Period was a transitional phase. This subject analyses the development of Egyptian culture attempting to document the processes which culminated in Unification. It will examine Egypt's links with the neighbouring regions to determine spheres of influence and impact. In the process it will explore 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.

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

Contact Hours: 2 hour seminar per week

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