6023RES: [ANE-2] Re: New Theory on the Evolution of Egypt
- Sep 9, 2007--- In ANEemail@example.com, Mikey Brass <michael.brass@...> wrote:
> I tend to agree with the scholars criticising the concept of
> on practical and theoretical grounds. One aspects of the criticismis it
> treats the predynastic inhabitants of the Nile Valley as a regionupon
> which to impose theoretical models constructed from examplesoutside of
> Africa.Why not? Not forcing them into the data but
> Best, Mikey Brass
> MA in Archaeology degree, University College London
checking if they make sense or not, after
all, man is basically the same everywhere.
I don´t see anybody ´imposing´ anything on
anybody but rather exploring possibilities.
Following your views, then Carneiro´s ideas
about circumscription should not have been
applied to Egypt and Bard should not have
joined him for the purpose because if I
remember right, he originally conceived them
for Peru. Still, those views were published
and (for a while) received respectful attention.
That would seem to me adopting a very narrow
minded approach that would impoverish rather
than increase knowledge.
From my readings in archaeology and anthropology
it seems that evidence and theoretical views
emerging from all over the world are tested
everywhere, and this seems a fertile pursuit.
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