Ancient Egyptian Technology and Innovation (BCP Egyptology) by Ian Shaw

By Ian Shaw

This publication examines the basic facts for lots of diversified facets of switch and evolution in old Egyptian know-how. It comprises dialogue of the broader cognitive and social contexts, similar to the Egyptian propensity for psychological creativity and innovation, and the speed of swap in Egypt compared to different African, Mediterranean and close to japanese states.

This publication attracts not just on conventional archaeological and textual resources but additionally at the result of clinical analyses of historic fabrics and on experimental and ethno-archaeological details. Case-studies examine these features of Egyptian society that made it both predisposed or actively against particular types of conservatism or innovation in fabric tradition, reminiscent of the options of stone-working, medication, mummification and huge building. The ebook additionally comprises distinctive dialogue of the ways that the perform and improvement of Egyptian know-how interrelated with overdue Bronze Age city society as a complete, utilizing town at Amarna as a case-study.

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