Tag Archives: Predynastic

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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Hollow Base projectile points from Fayum

These are Predynastic barbed and concave spear points from the Oasis Fayum. This type of arrowhead is sometimes called a Fayum Point, or a concave based arrowhead or a hollow based arrowhead. Most of the examples have one of the … Continue reading

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Who built Thebes of the seven gates?– Simple Predynastic lithic industies from Upper Egypt–

These are serrated artifacts (most probably sickles) from the famous Neolithic site of Naqada, Egypt (Ex old Belgian ollection of Maurice Exsteens; 1930’s). They belong to the Naqada II period, well known for the highest flint workmanship in Prehistory- the … Continue reading

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Bifacial Knife from the Oasis Fayum

Large flat tools from pre- and early/ middle dynastic Egypt, that strongly resembling a modern knife shape, with one specialized cutting edge, can be reasonably called  knifes. These  knives are perhaps the most discussed flint tool in Egyptology largely as … 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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A bifacial Dynastic knife from Fayum

With the introduction of farming and herding in Egypt, and successful development of a Neolithic economy in the lower Nile Valley, the economic foundation of the Pharaonic state was laid. Several communities in Upper and Lower Egypt became more dependent … Continue reading

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