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Brunton excavated in the area of Tasa (see Tasa on a map) some graves, which he thought might belong to a separate culture, which he called Tasian. There is no general agreement about the Tasian culture in current research. Already Baumgartel in 1955 proposed that the Tasian is a part of the Badarian culture and not a separate cultural entity (Baumgartel 1955: 20-21; compare Kaiser 1985: 71-79 (argues pro Tasa), Friedman 1999;(argues pro Tasa as nomadic culture), Hendrickx/Vermeersch 2000: 40).

examples of Tasian pottery in the Petrie Museum



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