A Holocene Prehistoric Sequence in the Egyptian Red Sea Area: The Tree Shelter
Publication Year: 2008
Published by: Leuven University Press
Series: Egyptian Prehistory Monographs
Title Page, Copyright
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List of Figures
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The Netherlands-Flemish Institute in Cairo (the former Netherlands Institute for Archaeology and Arabic Studies in Cairo) took care of all administrative duties in Egypt and provided us with fine housing while in Cairo. ...
1 - Field Work
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The site, a small shelter, is situated in a short wadi (fig. 1), which drains into the northern part of the large depression (figs. 2 & 3), east of the Gebel um Hammad and the Gebel Duwi, northwest of Quseir on the Red Sea coast in Egypt (26°16,332’ N; 33°57,370’ E). ...
2 - Microwear Analysis of some Artefacts from Archaeological Horizon 5
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The flint2 which was used at the site is not very fine grained when compared with French fine grey flint, or British chalk flint. The flint has suffered slight structural transformation with the development of a microcrystalline form, with clearly shaped crystals floating in silica jelly matrices. ...
3 - Woody Vegetation and its use During the Neolithic at the Tree Shelter
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The site of Tree Shelter presents the rare opportunity of investigating Neolithic vegetation and its use by humans during their visits to the Red Sea Mountains, Egypt, an area still poorly studied from an archaeobotanical point of view. ...
4 - Faunal Remains from the Tree Shelter Site
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Tree Shelter is a rock shelter in Wadi Sodmein, located in the Red Sea Mountains near El Qoseir. After a survey in 1995, small-scale excavations were carried out at the site in 1996. The site provided lumps of in situ archaeologically rich deposits. ...
5 - Discussion and Conclusion
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Tree Shelter has been repeatedly occupied, probably always for a short–term period, from about 8.0 ka calBC on until about 3.7 calBC. The occupation horizons within this time period can not be individualised. For that reason five successive archaeological horizons have been defined (AH1-AH5). ...
6 - References
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Page Count: 104
Publication Year: 2008
Series Title: Egyptian Prehistory Monographs