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An Introduction to the Archaeology of Ancient Egypt is a comprehensive overview of Egyptian archaeology skillfully organized to guide the reader from Egypt’s prehistoric past through the pharaonic dynasties and the Greco-Roman Period. Provides an unprecedented introduction to the archaeology of ancient Egypt and its culture, monuments, and civilization Beautifully illustrated with over 120 color and black and white illustrations, including artifacts, maps, and site and building plans Includes special sections on such topics of perennial interest as building the pyramids at Giza, mummification, and deciphering hieroglyphs Organized into 11 chapters, covering: the history of Egyptology and Egyptian archaeology; prehistoric and pharaonic chronology and the ancient Egyptian language; geography, resources, and environment; and seven chapters organized chronologically and devoted to specific archaeological sites and evidence Includes discussion of new excavations in Egypt, connecting recent work with the results of projects spanning the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries
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Kathryn Elaine Barnard (April 16, 1938 – June 27, 2015) was a nurse known for her discovery of the role mother-newborn interactions have in early childhood development.