Das Frühdynastische Gräberfeld vom Gebel es-Silsileh
Potential und Problem einer erneuten Annäherung
Keywords:Gebel es-Silsileh, predynastic, Naqada II, Naqada III, formative Phase, predynastic pottery, slate palettes, G. Schweinfurth, J. de Morgan, G. Legrain, G. Lampre, D. Fouquet, secondary burial practice, child-burial
Between 1897 and 1902 a Predynastic necropolis near Gebel es-Silsileh, Upper Egypt, has been excavated by a French team of archaeologists. The material is now spread over different collections all over Europe and Egypt and awaits a detailed review. Starting with the finds, consisting of pottery, small finds made of bone and stone as well as parts of the human skeletons, stored in the Egyptian Museum in Berlin, it is the goal to re-evaluate this necropolis by using both, the available archaeological methods as well as natural sciences such as 14-C, histology, aDNA etc.