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El Kharafish. The Archaeology of Sheikh Muftah Pastoral Nomads in the Desert around Dakhla Oasis (Egypt). By H. Riemer. Africa Praehistorica 25. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 356 pp. ISBN 978-3-927688-38-4. € 48.00 (Hardback).

El Kharafish. The Archaeology of Sheikh Muftah Pastoral Nomads in the Desert around Dakhla Oasis... El Kharafish. The Archaeology of Sheikh Muftah Pastoral Nomads in the Desert around Dakhla Oasis (Egypt). By H. Riemer. Africa Praehistorica 25. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 356 pp. ISBN 978-3-92768838-4. 48.00 (Hardback). Over the years, the series Africa Prehistorica, Monographs on African Archaeology and Environment, has contributed significantly to our understanding of the past and present of Northeast Africa. The most recent volume in the series is no exception. Working within the framework of the now finalised ACACIA-project, Heiko Riemer has produced a report on surveys and excavations in the Western Desert of Egypt. Riemer's book deals with El Kharafish and the other Sheikh Muftah sites, located in the desert around Dakhla Oasis, dated to ca 3000­2200 BC, when two simultaneous cultural traditions appeared in the oasis. This is based in particular on the recovery of two separate traditions of pottery: the local Sheikh Muftah tradition and the regional early Pharaonic Egyptian. The report focuses on the late 3rd millennium BC, when pastoral nomads occupied the oasis of Dakhla, during a period of increased aridity. The focal point of the book is the El Kharafish 02/5 site with its large artefact collection. The book is divided into three parts: http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

El Kharafish. The Archaeology of Sheikh Muftah Pastoral Nomads in the Desert around Dakhla Oasis (Egypt). By H. Riemer. Africa Praehistorica 25. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 356 pp. ISBN 978-3-927688-38-4. € 48.00 (Hardback).

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 10 (1): 125 – Oct 25, 2012

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© Copyright 2012 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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El Kharafish. The Archaeology of Sheikh Muftah Pastoral Nomads in the Desert around Dakhla Oasis (Egypt). By H. Riemer. Africa Praehistorica 25. Heinrich-Barth-Institut, Köln, 2011, 356 pp. ISBN 978-3-92768838-4. 48.00 (Hardback). Over the years, the series Africa Prehistorica, Monographs on African Archaeology and Environment, has contributed significantly to our understanding of the past and present of Northeast Africa. The most recent volume in the series is no exception. Working within the framework of the now finalised ACACIA-project, Heiko Riemer has produced a report on surveys and excavations in the Western Desert of Egypt. Riemer's book deals with El Kharafish and the other Sheikh Muftah sites, located in the desert around Dakhla Oasis, dated to ca 3000­2200 BC, when two simultaneous cultural traditions appeared in the oasis. This is based in particular on the recovery of two separate traditions of pottery: the local Sheikh Muftah tradition and the regional early Pharaonic Egyptian. The report focuses on the late 3rd millennium BC, when pastoral nomads occupied the oasis of Dakhla, during a period of increased aridity. The focal point of the book is the El Kharafish 02/5 site with its large artefact collection. The book is divided into three parts:

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Published: Oct 25, 2012

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