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p. 292. Discovering and inventing: constructing ancient Egyptlocked

  • Ian Shaw


Historically, Egyptology is rich in data, and Egyptologists have tended to be data-hungry. A constant succession of new discoveries has ensured that the evidence itself has been increasing in quantity and diversity. ‘Discovering and inventing: constructing ancient Egypt’ charts progress in archaeology and Egyptology and relates this to media and popular cultural portrayals of discoveries in this field. An important area of progress in recent years has been the use of geophysical methods of prospecting prehistoric and pharaonic sites, including the application of new techniques such as resistivity and proton-magnetometer survey, sonic profiling, ground penetrating radar, and thermal imaging.

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