Desert boats : predynastic and pharaonic era rock-art in Egypt's central Eastern Desert : distribution, dating and interpretation / Francis Lankester.Publisher: Oxford : Archaeopress, 2013.Description: xii, 138 p. : ill., maps ; 30 cm.ISBN: 9781407311647; 1407311646Subject(s): Petroglyphs -- Egypt -- Eastern Desert | Boats, Ancient -- Egypt | Eastern Desert (Egypt) -- Antiquities
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Modified and abridged version of: Thesis (Ph.D.)--Durham University, 2012.
Includes bibliography (p. 128-133)
Methodology. Introduction ; Methodological issues arising from the corpus ; Dating petroglyphs: boat images as a case study ; Distribution ; Interpreting the central eastern desert petroglyphs ; Conclusion. -- Environmental & landscape. Introduction ; Geography and geology of the survey area ; Water resources & environmental in the survey area ; The Wadis as habitation ; Routes through the desert ; Conclusion. -- Human depictions. Introduction ; Riverine animals ; Large animals ; Ungulates ; Canines: Dogs (Canis familiaris) ; Birds: Ostriches (Struthio camelus) ; Other animals ; Conclusion. -- Human figures. Introduction ; Typology ; Overview ; Adornment-feathers ; Weapons ; Gender/age ; Control ; Hunting ; Posture ; One or two figures standing in boats ; Combinations ; Conclusion. -- Boats. Introduction ; Basis for the boat typology ; The five boat types ; Boat images with additional features ; Boat images with additional features: human involvement ; The date of the boat images ; Distribution ; The additional features of boats ; Comparison of the predynastic and pharaonic boats ; Comparison with Nile Valley boat images ; Conclusion. -- Distribution & regional analysis. Introduction ; Dating & distribution ; Rock-art south of the southern Wadis: Kom Ombo drainage basin ; Overview & discussion ; Dating ; Conclusion. -- Interpretation. Introduction ; Previous interpretation of the predynastic rock-art ; The integrated approach: Linking the rock-art with Nile Valley culture ; 'Dancing' ; Explaining the 'impossible combination' tableau ; Utilitarian reasons for the petroglyphs ; Conclusion. -- Conclusion.
"The aim of this study is to explore the rock-art of the Central Eastern Desert and has three objectives: to outline the petroglyphs' distribution, to date them, and to explain who created them and for what purpose. It focuses in detail on the animal, human and boat images within the geographical and chronological context in which they were created; the landscape of what is now the Central Eastern Desert, and the Naqada, Pharaonic and Greco-Roman Egyptian cultures."--Publisher's website.