Eastern desert ware : traces of the inhabitants of the eastern desert in Egypt and Sudan during the 4th-6th centuries CE

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Eastern desert ware : traces of the inhabitants of the eastern desert in Egypt and Sudan during the 4th-6th centuries CE

Type: Doctoral Thesis
Title: Eastern desert ware : traces of the inhabitants of the eastern desert in Egypt and Sudan during the 4th-6th centuries CE
Author: Barnard, Hans
Publisher: Faculty of Archaeology, Leiden University
Issue Date: 2008-06-04
Keywords: Archaeology
Blemmyes
Ceramic analysis
Eastern Desert Ware
Egypt
Mass-spectrometry
Mobility
Nubia
Pastoral nomads
Sudan
Abstract: Several sites in the desert between the Nile and the Red Sea, in Egypt and Sudan, as well as in the Nubian Nile Valley have produced the sherds of decorated hand-made cups and bowls, now identified as Eastern Desert Ware (EDW). Because of their small number and enigmatic origin these sherds have been mostly ignored. For this study, 290 EDW sherds were collected and investigated macroscopically, microscopically and by mass-spectrometry of both the ceramic matrix (ICP/MS) and the preserved organic residues (GC/MS). The results strongly suggest that EDW was made and used by the pastoral nomads living in the desert in the 4th-6th centuries CE. The former identification of these nomads with the Blemmyes of the written sources, however, must now equally strongly be rejected.
Description: Promotor: J.L. Bintliff
With summary in Dutch
Faculty: Faculty of Archeology
Citation: Barnard, H., 2008, Doctoral thesis, Leiden University
Handle: http://hdl.handle.net/1887/12929
 

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