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Desert Animals in the Eastern Sahara: Status, Economic Significance, and Cultural Reflection in Antiquity

ProceedingsOut of Print

Edited By: Heiko Riemer, Frank Forster, Michael Herb and Nadja Pöllath

369 pages, Figs, tabs

Heinrich Barth Institut

Paperback | Dec 2010 | #185225 | ISBN-13: 9783927688360
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About this book

This book covers the proceedings of the ACACIA Workshop held at the University of Cologne, December 14-15 2007. It investigates the changing and complex relationship between man and wild animals from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Experts from a diverse range of fields explore the animal world of the Sahara, past and present, and cover topics including distribution, behaviour and the economic significance whilst also considering the impact of human activity.


Contents

Foreword
Introduction
In the desert and on the river's shore: Archaeozoological evidence from Late Palaeolithic to Pharonic times
Past and Present: The distribution and behaviour of desert species
Protein and prestige: The hunt for desert mammals throughout time
In the realm of gods and concepts: Cultural reflections on desert animals in ancient Egypt


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