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Examples of single burial cemeteries in dynastic Egypt:

Early Dynastic cemeteries at Saqqara, Helwan and Tarkhan; Old Kingdom (about 2686-2181 BC) and First Intermediate Period cemeteries in the Qau area; early Middle Kingdom (about 2025-1700 BC) burials at Bersheh and Beni Hasan

In the second millennium BC multiple burials become more common, though there are examples of single burials at all periods, including the examples discussed by Meskell. The advantage of single burial cemeteries over single burials also lie in the statistical scope, expanded from individual case-study to broader social patterns. The social pattern needs to be known to extract most fully information from each individual case.

Data from the Early Dynastic cemeteries at Tarkhan: an illustration of sameness and differences in interment of male and female bodies

Some aspects of burial through which to examine social construction of difference: clothing, cosmetics, hairstyle:

Contrast the evidence from burials with evidence in settlements, art, documents


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