Assessing settlement pattern in middle Holocene Egypt with ceramics

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dc.contributor.author Emmitt, Joshua en
dc.coverage.spatial Paris, France en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-10-17T02:44:29Z en
dc.date.issued 2018-06-05 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/42512 en
dc.description.abstract Contemporary approaches to settlement pattern assess mobility, occupation duration, and use-of-place. These are measured through analysis of material culture such as stone artefacts and of the concentration features such as houses on a landscape. However, more examples are required that use material culture types that are abundant and preserve well, such as pottery. In Egypt pottery occurs from the early Holocene and it is often used in reconstructions of settlement pattern. This research uses portable x-ray fluorescence to identify the geochemical signatures of the materials used in pottery manufacture. The approach used looks for groups based on relative differences among objects in order to identify materials that fall outside of the most common geochemical composition within an assemblage. In addition, relative levels of fragmentation are compared to determine the occupation duration of particular places. Ceramic artefacts from four assemblages from middle Holocene contexts in Egypt are assessed. The results are used to interpret mobility and settlement patterns indicating more variability than previously thought. en
dc.relation.ispartof XVIIIe world UISPP Congress en
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dc.subject Pottery en
dc.subject pXRF en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Middle-Holocene Egypt en
dc.subject Northeast Africa en
dc.subject Ceramics en
dc.subject Fragmentation en
dc.title Assessing settlement pattern in middle Holocene Egypt with ceramics en
dc.type Conference Item en
pubs.volume North African and Saharan archaeology recovering from the turmoil: Reconstructing the climate and cultures of the final Pleistocene and Holocene through innovative research strategies and rock art enhancement en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://uispp2018.sciencesconf.org/180134 en
pubs.finish-date 2018-06-09 en
pubs.start-date 2018-06-04 en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.subtype Conference Paper en
pubs.elements-id 744574 en
pubs.org-id Arts en
pubs.org-id Humanities en
pubs.org-id History en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2018-06-13 en


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