The archaeology of refuse disposal in New Kingdom Egypt: Patterns of production and consumption at el- Amarna
Ian Shaw in Papadopoulos, A. (ed), Recent research and perspectives on the Late Bronze Age eastern Mediterranean, Talanta XLIV (2012) : 315-333.
Περίληψη (στα Αγγλικά)
This article analyses refuse disposal mechanisms at El-Amarna, the well-known site of a Late Bronze Age city in Middle Egypt. After around forty years of increasingly intensive settlement archaeology in Egypt, refuse and middens have received surprisingly little attention, despite their importance in archaeological and cultural analyses and interpretations. This paper uses software simulating artefactual diversity to attempt to identify and categorise different types of refuse deposit at El-Amarna, and therefore to reach a better understanding of trash as a component of the archaeological record of New Kingdom Egypt.