Chronology of the Naqada Period
Petrie was the first to produce a chronology for the Naqada Period. Using pottery he developed the sequence dates. Eventually he divided the Naqada period into three main periods:
Later Kaiser (Kaiser 1957) refined the sequence dates and divided the Naqada period into several Stufen ('steps' = phases).
Kaiser's system remains in use with some slight modifications (see the most recent discussion: Hendrickx 1996):
Kaiser also introduced for his Stufen several subdivisions:
Black-topped pottery is the typical ware
painted pottery appears
New pottery types appear:
Marl pottery, sometimes decorated
Considerable development in techniques
Cylinder jars are characteristic grave goods.
the first writing appears
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