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Early Dynastic / Predynastic Flint Animal

This artifact comes from an Italian collection, assembled during the 1930. It was stored together with some artifacts from the late Nagada-period from Gebelein. Gebelein (Arabic: الجبلين, Two Mountains; Egyptian: Inerty or Per-Hathor; Greek: Pathyris or Aphroditopolis) was a town in Egypt. It is … Continue reading

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Fayum- No need for crops?

A bifacial spear point or a stemmed dagger (9x3xo,4 cm) from the Fayum (Faiyum) Neolithic A, found during the Excavations of 1925/26. Along the shorelines of the Fayum Lake the remains of settlements of people who lived partly by farming are still preserved. … Continue reading

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Fayum Continued

A wonderful 11 cm long bifacial leaf shaped instrument from Fayum coming from Caton Thomsons survey and originally part of an American University collection, that was later closed and sold. The Neolithic A in the Fayum area is supposed to have started … Continue reading

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Hollow based projectile point from the Fayum A Neolithic

This is a hollow based projectile point from the Fayum A Neolithic in Northern Egypt. Whether these arrowheads were attached to wooden shafts or used in spears is difficult to confirm, but representations of men drawing bows can be seen on … Continue reading

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Faiyum A Neolithic

  This is a bifacial knife from the Faiyum A  (Fayum A) Neolithic, made from the typical brown flint of this region. Fayum is a large oasis in Lower Egypt with a permanent lake in the Egyptian Western Desert. In … Continue reading

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