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Food production in the Naqada Period

plants animals
  • emmer
  • six-row barley
  • flax
  • lentils (athyrus sativus)
  • fruits of the Ficus sycomorus
  • fruits of wild dom palm
  • Ashodelus fistulos seeds
  • Cyperus tubers (most common)
  • grains of Echniochloa colunum
  • C. escule
  • sheep/goat
  • pig
  • cattle

fish remains are common, but have not yet been identified to species


Wetterstrom 1993: 222-224

Animal bones found in Naqada Period tombs at Abydos


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