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This archaeological report provides a comprehensive study of the excavations carried out at Amheida House B2 in Egypt's Dakhleh Oasis between 2005 and 2007, followed by three study seasons between 2008 and 2010. The excavations at Amheida in Egypt's western desert, begun in 2001 under the aegis of Columbia University and sponsored by NYU since 2008, are investigating all aspects of social life and material culture at the administrative center of ancient Trimithis. The excavations so far have focused on three areas of this very large site: a centrally located upper-class fourth-century AD house with wall paintings, an adjoining school, and underlying remains of a Roman bath complex; a more modest house of the third century; and the temple hill, with remains of the Temple of Thoth built in the first century AD and of earlier structures. Architectural conservation has protected and partly restored two standing funerary monuments, a mud-brick pyramid and a tower tomb, both of the Roman period.
 
This volume presents and discusses the architecture, artifacts and ecofacts recovered from B2 in a holistic manner, which has rarely before been attempted in a full report on the excavation of a Romano-Egyptian house. The primary aim of this volume is to combine an architectural and material-based study with an explicitly contextual and theoretical analysis. In so doing, it develops a methodology and presents a case study of how the rich material remains of Romano-Egyptian houses may be used to investigate the relationship between domestic remains and social identity.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title, Title Page, Copyright, Dedication, Editorial Committee
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. List of Figures
  2. pp. 9-13
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  1. List of Tables
  2. p. 14
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  1. Contributors
  2. p. 15
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  1. Preface
  2. p. 16
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  1. Part I: Introduction, Settings, and Methodologies
  1. Chapter 1. Domestic Archaeology and the Romano-Egyptian House
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 17-32
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  1. Chapter 2. Situating the Case Study: The Dakhla Oasis and Amheida
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 33-46
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  1. Chapter 3. Approaching the Romano-Egyptian House: Research Methodologies
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 47-54
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  1. Part II: The Excavations
  1. Chapter 4. Layers of Building, Living, and Abandonment: Stratigraphies of House B2 and its Surroundings
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 55-140
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  1. Part III: Building Techniques and Architectural Interpretations
  1. Chapter 5. Building Domestic Space: The Construction Techniques for House B2
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 141-156
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  1. Chapter 6. Situating Domestic Space: An Architectural Analysis and Reconstruction of House B2
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 157-182
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  1. Part IV: The Material Culture of Everyday Life
  1. Chapter 7. Artifact and Activity: The Material Culture of Domestic Living
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 183-200
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  1. Chapter 8. La Céramique de la Maison B2
  2. Delphine Dixneuf
  3. pp. 201-280
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  1. Chapter 9. Unfired Clay Objects
  2. Paola Davoli
  3. pp. 281-290
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  1. Chapter 10. Figurines
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 291-308
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  1. Chapter 11. Adornment
  2. Angela Cervi
  3. pp. 309-318
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  1. Chapter 12. Glass Vessels
  2. Angela Cervi
  3. pp. 319-340
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  1. Chapter 13. Faience Vessels
  2. Angela Cervi
  3. pp. 341-348
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  1. Chapter 14. Coins
  2. David M. Ratzan
  3. pp. 349-352
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  1. Chapter 15. Transport and Trade in Trimithis: The Texts from Area 1
  2. Giovanni R. Ruffini
  3. pp. 353-368
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  1. Chapter 16. Faunal Remains from Amheida, Area 1
  2. Pam J. Crabtree, Douglas V. Campana
  3. pp. 369-374
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  1. Chapter 17. Plant Use in a Romano-Egyptian Household in the Third Century CE
  2. Ursula Thanheiser, Johannes Walter
  3. pp. 375-392
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  1. Chapter 18. Wood Objects
  2. Angela Cervi
  3. pp. 393-396
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  1. Chapter 19. Woven Material
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 397-404
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  1. Part V: Concluding Thoughts and Discussion
  1. Chapter 20. Towards an Integrative Interpretation of Life in a Romano-Egyptian House
  2. Anna Lucille Boozer
  3. pp. 405-428
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  1. References
  2. pp. 429-456
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 457-460
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781479842230
Related ISBN
9781479880348
MARC Record
OCLC
936177245
Pages
460
Launched on MUSE
2016-07-31
Language
English
Open Access
No
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