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Mortuary Practices Through Time at El Hibeh, Egypt

Author(s): Carol Redmount

Year: 2015

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El Hibeh is an isolated urban site some three hours south of Cairo. The walled town was founded at the beginning of Egypt’s Third Intermediate Period, when it reached its greatest importance, and was occupied for approximately a millennia and a half--at least into Coptic/Early Islamic times. Hibeh was an important provincial town during Egypt’s Third Intermediate Period (early first millennium BCE) after which it lost much of its regional significance. The town mound is surrounded by burials cut into the natural limestone; the mound itself was also used for burials at various times. This paper provides an overview, based on available evidence, of shifting mortuary practices at the site through time and seeks to correlate these shifts with developments in contemporaneous political, religious, economic, landscape, site usage and other patterns as relevant.

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Mortuary Practices Through Time at El Hibeh, Egypt. Carol Redmount. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 395721)


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AFRICA


Spatial Coverage

min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America