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From Neolithisation to state formation in Egypt

Publication date: Jan 16, 2014 3:07:24 PM

Start: Jan 30, 2014 5:00:00 PM

Location: Room 612, Institute of Archaeology

From Neolithisation to state formation in Egypt

Noriyuki Shirai and Grazia A. Pietro will give a seminar hosted by the Material Cultures of Prehistoric and Dynastic Egypt Research Network at the Institute on 30 January.

The seminar is entitled From Neolithisation to state formation in Egypt: Introducing two new UCL research projects and all are welcome to attend.


Key themes like the beginning of agriculture and state formation are still matters of debate within the archaeological community and beyond. New research projects hosted by the UCL Institute of Archaeology are currently investigating how these processes are reflected in the material culture of early Egypt. This seminar will give an overview of open questions in these research areas and of new insights that a careful examination of archaeological evidence from old and recent field research in Egypt provides.

Any enquiries about the seminar may be directed to Noriyuki Shirai.