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Title: Burial practices in predynastic and Old Kingdom Egypt : a site specific survey
Author: Gashe, Victoria
ISNI:       0000 0004 2706 8566
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2009
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This study aims to determine whether current work on burial practices In early Egypt accurately reflects the evidence uncovered at Egyptian cemeteries since the 1890s. Two methods are employed: firstly an analysis of the written findings on a series of representative 'sample' sites across Egypt, and the evidence for burial practices within them; and secondly an indepth analysis of one region (Badari) which contains burials spanning the entire period, in which each individual grave is examined. The first method allows a comparative study of sites across the country, whilst the second allows a statistical approach to be used in the hope of ascertaining the frequency of particular funerary features (such as the position of the body, the treatment of the body, multiple and single burials, and the use of particular funerary objects).
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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