Late Neolithic superimposed burials in the Qau-Matmar region: the final nail in the Tasian coffin?

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The aim of this paper is to re-evaluate the problematic Tasian-Badarian cultural division in the Qau-Matmar region of Middle Egypt, as originally defined by Guy Brunton. The rare phenomenon of burial superimposition is examined, and it is concluded that this was an intentional mode of burial in which both Tasian and Badarian groups participated. This will be used to reject the distinction between the groups and to argue for the integration of Tasian and Badarian remains into a single archaeological unit.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInterkulturalität: Kontakt – Konflikt – Konzeptionalisierung
Subtitle of host publicationBeiträge des sechsten Berliner Arbeitskreises Junge Aegyptologie (BAJA 6), 13.11-15.11.2015
EditorsSusanne Beck, Burkhard Backes, Alexandra Verbovsek
Place of PublicationWiesbaden
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)978-3447108591
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameGöttinger Orientforschungen IV
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag
NameReihe Ägypten 63
PublisherHarrassowitz Verlag

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