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Animal bones from the excavation of the Workmen's Village, in the initial stages of being sorted.

Environmental History

Clapham, A.J. and C.J. Stevens, 2009. Dates and confused: does measuring date stones make sense? In S. Ikram and A. Dodson, eds, Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, vol. 1, 9–27.

Faiers, J. and W. Smith, 2009. Plant macrofossils and pottery from Room C, Kom el-Nana: a preserved ‘vide sanitaire’ at a Late Antique monastery. In S. Ikram and A. Dodson, eds, Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, vol. 1, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 89–108.

Gerisch, R. 2004. Holzkohleuntersuchungen an pharaonischem und byzantinischem Material aus Amarna und Umgebung: ein Beitrag zur Identifizierung von Hölzern unter Berücksichtigung des Gebrauches von Holz als Brennmaterial und seiner Rolle bei der Rekonstruktion der lokalen Vegetation; mit einem anthrakologischen Atlas in deutsch und englisch. Münchner ägyptologische Studien 53. Mainz: von Zabern.

Gerisch, R., 2010. The wood fuel they burnt. In B. Kemp and A. Stevens, Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18). Volume I: The Excavations, Architecture and Environmental Remains. EES Excavation Memoir 90, London: Egypt Exploration Society and Amarna Trust, 399–-425.

Harlow, M. and W. Smith, 2001. Between fasting and feasting: the literary and archaeobotanical evidence for monastic diet in Late Antique Egypt. Antiquity 75, 758–68. Based largely on material from Kom el-Nana (Amarna).

Hecker, H.M., 1984. Preliminary report on the faunal remains from the Workmen's Village. In B.J. Kemp, ed., Amarna Reports I. Occasional Publications 1. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 154–64.

Hecker, H.M., 1982 [1984]. A zooarchaeological inquiry into pork consumption in Egypt from prehistoric to New Kingdom times. Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt 19, 59–71. Table 3, p. 66, is a faunal table from the Workmen's Village.

Kemp, B.J., 1994. Food for an Egyptian city. In R.M. Luff and P. Rowley-Conwy, ed., Whither environmental archaeology? Oxbow Monograph 38. Oxford: Oxbow, 133–53.

Legge, A., 2010. The mammal bones from Grid 12. In B. Kemp and A. Stevens, Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18). Volume I: The Excavations, Architecture and Environmental Remains. EES Excavation Memoir 90, London: Egypt Exploration Society and Amarna Trust, 445–52.

Legge, A.J., 2010. The hyaena in Dynastic Egypt; Fancy food or fantasy food? International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 20/3, 1–9.

Legge, A.J., 2010. The persecution of pigs at Amarna. Horizon: Newsletter of the Amarna Trust 7, Spring 2010, 6–7.

Luff, R.M., 1994. Butchery at the Workmen's Village (WV), Tell el-Amarna, Egypt. In R.M. Luff and P. Rowley-Conwy, ed., Whither environmental archaeology? Oxbow Monograph 38. Oxford: Oxbow, 158–70.

Luff, R.M., 2007. Monastic diet in Late Antique Egypt: zooarchaeological finds from Kom el-Nana and Tell el-Amarna, Middle Egypt. Environmental Archaeology 12 (2), 161–74.

Luff, R. and G. Bailey, 2000. The aquatic basis of ancient civilisations: the case of Synodontis schall in the Nile Valley. In G. Bailey, R. Charles and N. Winder, ed., Human Ecodynamics: proceedings of the Association for Environmental Archaeology conference 1998 held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.Oxford: Oxbow, 100–13.

Luff, R.M. and G. Bailey, 2000. Analysis of size changes and incremental growth structures in African catfish Synodontis schall (Schall) from Tell el-Amarna, Middle Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science 27, 821–35.

Luff, R.M. and D. Brothwell, 2007. On the possible ritual marking of a young XVIIIth Dynasty pig skull from Tell el-Amarna, Middle Egypt. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 17, 524–30.

Miller, R.L., 1990. Hogs and hygiene. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 76, 125–40. Draws on Amarna material.

Panagiotakopulu, E., 1999. An examination of biological materials from coprolites from XVIII Dynasty Amarna, Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science 26, 547–51.

Panagiotakopulu, E., 2001. Fleas from pharaonic Amarna. Antiquity 75, 499–500.

Panagiotakopulu, E., 2001. New records for ancient pests: archaeoentomology in Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science 28, 1235–46. Includes Amarna specimens.

Panagiotakopulu, E., 2004. Pharaonic Egypt and the origins of plague. Journal of Biogeography 31 (February 2004), 269–75.

Panagiotakopulu, E. and P.C. Buckland, 1999. Cimex lectularius L., the common bed bug from Pharaonic Egypt. Antiquity 73, 908–11.

Panagiotakopulu, E. and P. Buckland, 2002. Tell el-Amarna, 2001–02. The environmental evidence. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 88, 17–18.

Panagiotakopulu, E. and P. Buckland, 2009. Environment, insects and the archaeology of Egypt. In S. Ikram and A. Dodson, eds, Beyond the Horizon: Studies in Egyptian Art, Archaeology and History in Honour of Barry J. Kemp, vol. 2, Cairo: Supreme Council of Antiquities, 347–60.

Panagiotakopulu, E., P.C. Buckland and B. Kemp, 2010. Underneath Ra-Nefer’s house floors: archaeoentmological investigations of an elite household in the Main City at Amarna, Egypt. Journal of Archaeological Science 37, 474–81.

Panagiotakopulu, E. and P. Buckland, 2010. The insect remains. In B. Kemp and A. Stevens, Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18). Volume I: The Excavations, Architecture and Environmental Remains. EES Excavation Memoir 90, London: Egypt Exploration Society and Amarna Trust, 453–65.

Payne, P., 2004. Tell el-Amarna, 2004. Appendix III: the faunal remains. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 90, 24–6.

Payne, P., 2005. Tell el-Amarna Glass Project study season, 2004. The faunal remains. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 91, 28–9.

Payne, P., 2006. Recovering animal bone at the house of the high priest Panehsy. In B. Kemp, The 2005/6 season at Tell el-Amarna, Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 92, 45–52.

Payne, P., 2007. Re-excavation at the Amarna house of Panehsy. Egyptian Archaeology 30, 18–20.

Renfrew, J.M, 1985. Preliminary report on the botanical remains. In B.J. Kemp, ed., Amarna Reports II. Occasional Publications 2. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 175–90.

Samuel, D., 1989. Their staff of life: initial investigations on ancient Egyptian bread baking. In B.J. Kemp, ed., Amarna Reports V. Occasional Publications 6. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 253–90.

Samuel, D., 1993. Ancient Egyptian cereal processing: beyond the artistic record. Cambridge Archaeological Journal 3, 276–83.

Samuel, D., 1994. Cereal food processing in ancient Egypt, a case study of integration. In R.M. Luff and P. Rowley-Conwy, ed., Whither environmental archaeology? Oxbow Monographs 38. Oxford: Oxbow, 153–8.

Samuel, D., 1995. Umbellifer fruits (Trachyspermum copticum [L.] Link) from the Workmen's Village. In B.J. Kemp, ed., Amarna Reports VI. Occasional Publications 10. London: Egypt Exploration Society, 372–83.

Samuel, D., 1996. Archaeology of ancient Egyptian beer. Journal of the American Society of Brewing Chemists 54, 3–12.

Samuel, D., 1996. Investigation of ancient Egyptian baking and brewing methods by correlative microscopy. Science 273, 488–90.

Samuel, D., 1999. Bread making and social interactions at the Amarna Workmen's Village, Egypt. World Archaeology 31, 121–44.

Samuel, D., 2000. Brewing and baking. In P.T. Nicholson and I. Shaw, ed., Ancient Egyptian materials and technology. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 537–76. Draws on Amarna research.

Samuel, D., and P. Bolt, 1995. Rediscovering ancient Egyptian beer. Brewers' Guardian 124, 26–31.

Serpico, M. 2003. Quantifying resin trade in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Late Bronze Age. In R. Laffineur, ed., Metron. Measuring the Aegean Bronze Age. Proceedings of the 9th International Aegean Conference, Yale University 18–21 April, 2002. Annales d’archéologie égéenne de l’Université de Liège, 224–30.

Serpico, M. and R. White, 2000. The botanical identity and transport of incense during the Egyptian New Kingdom, Antiquity 74 (286), 884–97.

Smith, W., 1998. Fuel for thought: archaeobotanical evidence for the use of alternatives to wood fuel in Late Antique North Africa. Journal of Mediterranean Archaeology 11, 191–205. Uses evidence from the Late Antique levels at Kom el-Nana.

Smith, W., 1999. Criteria to distinguish capsule fragments of flax/linseed (Linum usitatissimum L.) from wild radish (Raphanus raphanistrum L.). Environmental Archaeology 4, 19–24. Uses evidence from the Late Antique levels at Kom el-Nana.

Smith, W., 2001. When method meets theory: the use and misuse of cereal producer/consumer models in archaeobotany. In U. Albarella, ed., Environmental archaeology: meaning and purpose. The Netherlands: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 283–98. Uses evidence from the Late Antique levels at Kom el-Nana.

Smith, W., 2003. Archaeobotanical investigations of agriculture at Late Antique Kom el-Nana (Tell el-Amarna). Seventienth Excavation Memoir. London: Egypt Exploration Society.

Stern, B., C. Heron, L. Corr, M. Serpico and J. Bourriau, 2003. Compositional variations in aged and heated Pistacia resin found in Late Bronze Age Canaanite amphorae and bowls from Amarna , Egypt, Archaeometry, 457–69.

Stern, B., C.P. Heron, M. Serpico and J. Bourriau, 2000. A comparison of methods for establishing fatty acid concentration gradients across potsherds: a case study using Late Bronze Age Canaanite amphorae, Archaeometry 42 (2), 399–414.

Stevens, C.J. and A. Clapham, 2010. The botanical samples. In B. Kemp and A. Stevens, Busy Lives at Amarna: Excavations in the Main City (Grid 12 and the House of Ranefer, N49.18). Volume I: The Excavations, Architecture and Environmental Remains. EES Excavation Memoir 90, London: Egypt Exploration Society and Amarna Trust, 427–43.

Stevens, C.J. and A.J. Clapham, In press. Gardens, kitchens, animal pens, and flax-processing: the Workmen’s Village at Tell el-Amarna. In D.Q. Fuller and M.A Murrad, eds, African Flora, Past Cultures and Archaeobotany, Walnut Creek, CA: Left Coast Press.

 

 


 
 

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