First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

1 History and archaeology as tools for understanding the past

First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition) - Robert Chadwick

Robert Chadwick [+-]
Bishop's University
Robert Chadwick is the co-director of the Wadi ath-Thamad Project and currently teaches in the Religion Department at Bishops University, Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

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The book begins with a short exposition on the role of history and archaeology in understanding the past. The chapter then examines the borad question, 'Why study ancient Mesopotamia and ancient Egypt'? and goes on to discuss the origins of historical writings, calendars and astronomical dates, the importance of annals and 'king' lists' and introduces other tools and methodologies used by historians and archaeologists such as dating techniques, the written record and oral traditions, pottery, other sources such as numismatics.

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Chadwick, Robert. 1 History and archaeology as tools for understanding the past. First Civilizations - Ancient Mesopotamia and Ancient Egypt (Second Edition). Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 1-19 Jan 2005. ISBN 9781904768784. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=18652. Date accessed: 30 Nov 2020 doi: 10.1558/equinox.18652. Jan 2005

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