Joel Irish

Joel Irish

M. Kobusiewicz, J. Kabacinski, R. Schild, Joel D. Irish, M.C. Gatto, F. Wendorf. Gebel Ramlah: Final Neolithic Cemeteries from the Western Desert of Egypt. Poznan, Poland: Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology Polish Academy of Sciences, 2010.

This book deals with three Late Neolithic cemeteries, excavated by the Combined Prehistoric Expedition, near Gebel Ramlah – 25 km west of Gebel Nabta in the southeastern Egyptian Western Desert. The excavations yielded the contents of 32 burial pits containing 67 individuals furnished with very rich grave goods. The various chapters present the analysis of pottery, human remains, and geomorphology. New ideas are proposed concerning the life, beliefs, and ultimate fate of the Bunat El Asnan people – the last dwellers of the drying savanna, today known as the Western Desert.

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