The Fayum revisited: reconsidering the role of the Neolithic package, Fayum north shore, Egypt

Holdaway, Simon, Phillipps, Rebecca, Emmitt, Joshua and Wendrich, Willeke (2016) The Fayum revisited: reconsidering the role of the Neolithic package, Fayum north shore, Egypt. Quaternary International, 410 A: 173-180. doi:10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.072


Author Holdaway, Simon
Phillipps, Rebecca
Emmitt, Joshua
Wendrich, Willeke
Title The Fayum revisited: reconsidering the role of the Neolithic package, Fayum north shore, Egypt
Journal name Quaternary International   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1040-6182
1873-4553
Publication date 2016-07-29
Year available 2016
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.11.072
Open Access Status Not Open Access
Volume 410
Issue A
Start page 173
End page 180
Total pages 8
Place of publication Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon Press
Collection year 2017
Language eng
Abstract Discussion concerning the origins of the Egyptian Neolithic is often framed in terms of a Neolithic package or 'Neolithisation' that appears late in Egypt via diffusion from southwest Asia. Here we propose an alternative approach using the results of new fieldwork in the Fayum north shore. We summarise a detailed study of the Fayum archaeological landscape interpretable at different temporal and spatial scales using an expanded version of low-level food production to organise observations concerning palaeoenvironment, socioeconomy, settlement, and mobility. While domestic plants and animals were introduced to the Fayum from elsewhere, when a number of aspects of the archaeological record are compared, a settlement system is suggested that has no obvious analogues with the Neolithic in southwest Asia
Keyword Neolithic
Fayum
Domestication
Egypt
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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