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Defining social complexity in early Egypt: levels of patterning in the evidence

"The ''Cities Palette'', one of the key artifacts from the Egyptian formative period (c. 3000 BCE), comes from near the end of the development and elaboration of complex symbolic forms and exemplifies several issues I address in this paper. I begin by exploring implications of the palette and then move back to set the scene for developments toward the formation of the dynastic state of Egypt, perhaps around the time when the palette was made."

Author(s):  Baines, John
Format:  Article
Source:  paper presented to the World Archaeological Congress 4, University of Cape Town, 10th - 14th January 1999 - 15 pp., pdf-file: 73 KB