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Mortuary Practices and Social Relationships at the Naqada III Cemetery of Tarkhan in Egypt

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LISA ANN MAWDSLEY
Thesis posted on 27.05.2021, 00:35
This thesis examines mortuary practices and social relationships at the northern Egyptian cemetery of Tarkhan. 968 graves were analysed dating from the pre-state period. This research has revealed that burying the dead was influenced by many factors including social relations, kinship, memory and ideology. It is clear that community-based mortuary practices were more complex than previous models of pre-state Egyptian society have suggested. This study contributes new knowledge to the cemetery of Tarkhan and to the processes involved in burial practices.

Principal supervisor

Hilary Gopnik

Year of Award

2021

Department, School or Centre

School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies

Course

Doctor of Philosophy

Degree Type

DOCTORATE

Faculty

Faculty of Arts

 

 


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