Acient Egipt: The Dakhleh Oasis Project

1774 words - 8 pages

The site that I have chosen to investigate is the Dakhleh Oasis Project (DOP). This is a continuing study of a region that is located within an enclosed area in the Dakhleh Oasis. This oasis is located in the western desert of Egypt but the project also includes the all-inclusive area of the Paleoasis. The period of time that is being examined is from the Middle Pleistocene, when the first arrival of humans occurred to this area approximately 400,000 years ago to present–day oasis farmers. The studies occurring in this area include all of the activity of humans and the varying environmental changes that have occurred over this period of time.
Many aspects of life within the Dakhleh Oasis have been, and are being examined by a large number of experts from different areas. A few of these areas that are being studied include architecture, dietary habits, flora and fauna through the ages, paleoepidemiology, geoarchaeology and cultural practices such as child rearing, religion and burial practices.
The Dakhleh Oasis is situated in Egypt, 800 km SSE of Cairo within the eastern Sahara desert. The coordinates are 25 degrees 30’N and 20 degrees 07’E. The Dakhleh Oasis was believed to be first occupied 12,000 years ago at the end of the Pleistocene period by Neolithic and earlier populations and is still occupied today. In 2002, the population was approximately 75,000.
This locale has been the site of many studies. Under the Dakhlah Oasis Project (DOP), which began in 1978, the goal is to understand the correlation between environmental change and the activities of humans through the last 250,000 years in this locality. This project is a cooperative study between the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities and the Royal Ontario Museum that has included many specialists from throughout the world. The hope is that cultural patterns of change and adaptation on a broader basis can be discovered in this way. Initially, With the DOP alone, over 311 publications have been written on sites within the Dakhlah Oasis. I have chosen to concentrate on the site at Ismant el-Kharab, also known as Ancient Kellis, a small village that existed during the Roman period. Some artifacts suggest that this site may have been occupied during the Late Ptolemaic period (305 BC to 30 BC) but documents and inscriptions that are specifically dated have only been found from 37 AD to 392 AD. Material data include such non-movable features and structures as cemeteries, houses, churches and temples that are left in situ. But there are also artifacts such as written and inscribed materials such as papyrus and wooden boards, human remains, textiles, pottery and ecofacts (or biofacts) such as flora and fauna remains.
I have looked at three individual studies of this area. The first of these was a PhD Theses by Gillian Bowen who wished to look at how Christianity spread in Egypt (1998). Dara acquisition occurred through reconnaissance, surface survey and excavations. The site was...

Find Another Essay On Acient Egipt: The Dakhleh Oasis Project

The Life and Times of Benjamin Bugsy Siegel

1752 words - 7 pages from himself (PBS par. 2; Carter 179). Thus began Siegel’s transformation to a true mafia man running around with “Lucky” Luciano, Meyer Lansky, and the Murder Inc. which Siegel himself created (Southwell 212; PBS par. 4; Carter 180; Bugsy Siegel Encyclopaedia par. 2). Siegel was on top of the world, he was in charge of Murder Inc., had many mistresses, and his dream of a Gambling Oasis in the Desert was starting to take-off ( Carter 187; Southwell

Oasis Bicycles Global Strategy Essay

2789 words - 12 pages Executive Summary Oasis bicycles is a Taiwan based company that designs and sells a variety of bicycles for both road and mountains. It is spread across four continents and also a good example of a global company. It is considered as one of the largest bicycle manufacturing company with sales around $800 million. Almost 93 percent of which comes from outside Taiwan. Oasis bicycle also faces new challenges everyday due to the change in bicycle


836 words - 4 pages every day for my future students, however, with your ideas and projects I can now see my classroom becoming a great environment for the children. Also, through the other students’ work, I can visualize certain ideas from their attitude and culture that I may be able to apply to my own, constructing a type of oasis for all students to learn and thrive in. I have never had the freedom to do what I wanted to do in any classroom setting, rather it was

Architects as Managers of Change in Croatia

3596 words - 14 pages infrastructure and housing programs have consistently been their answers to the Europan brief. The Europan competition for the post-industrial periphery of Cartagena (Europan4), a Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast, is a solution where infrastructure is 'woven' into the basic housing patio units, creating a 'new nature'. This project creates an oasis for housing in the middle of a 'chaotic' periphery. A second entry for Europan4 in Almere

Learning Log

2283 words - 10 pages research is a good way to find historical information and can get a lot of data from different periods. In my second project, Oasis, before we started running the project we were not sure what the spirit of the brand. By desk research, we found the brand's historical data easily and it was really helpful. social research> The first project was a prefect project to did social research. We have be asked to did a portrait for classmates which we

Architecture of Transition and Production of Meaning

3538 words - 14 pages Spanish city on the Mediterranean coast, is a solution where infrastructure is 'woven' into the basic housing patio units, creating a'new nature'. This project creates an oasis for housing in the middle of a 'chaotic' periphery. A second entry for Europan4 in Almere, The Netherlands represents a slightly utopian attempt to link agricultural production with the production of the urban environment. Within the space of the Dutch polder, these two

Home is Where the Heart is

908 words - 4 pages no one had ever achieved before. I wanted to see things I had never imagined and help people on a global scale. It is not to say that these are no longer the dreams I pursue, but there has been a complete metamorphosis in my ambitions. I find joy in the most simple and ordinary place: my home. A simple fixer-upper home that is nearly 60 years old has become the apple of my eye and the oasis that I escape to at the end of every day. My house

New Urbanism

1230 words - 5 pages ," a center for social activity within reach of the whole town's residency3. Drawing upon the lessons of urban revitalization, Seaside also utilizes a strong network of neighborhood associations that not only work to continuously beautify the area but collect dues to ensure that it is done so.4 Perhaps the most definitive example of New Urbanism has been DPZ's project, Kentlands, a 352-acre community in Gaithersburg, Maryland begun in 1990. An

John Ross Browne and The Imperial Valley City

1060 words - 5 pages irrigation project that meant the valley could be settled. As well as the cities of Imperial and Calexico, the towns of Brawley and Heber were founded as a result of the early twentieth century development. Today, the recreation facilities close to Imperial transform the desert into a popular tourist destination and the city is well served by the nearby Imperial County Airport which offers frequent scheduled services to both Burbank and San Diego

Strategic Quality Management and Customer Satisfaction: Baderman Island Resorts

1233 words - 5 pages well as tourists in the wheelchairs the trails within the park will be widened and improved.For those that like to treat themselves to ultimate relaxation, the new Baderman Island Oasis Spa will be just the thing. With the 50% addition to current facilities the guests will not be faced with availability issues when they are in the mood for a treat.Future developments, such as additional 50-acre recreation area, additional 300 acres dedicated to

This is an environmental analysis for Dominos Pizza

1089 words - 4 pages availability and competitive rivalry facing Domino's. Finally, for the operating environment, I will be discussing the competitors, customers, and suppliers.When combining all of the information, I will be able to project some long term objectives for Domino's Pizza. To achieve long-term prosperity, strategic planners commonly establish long-term objectives in seven areas: Profitability, productivity, competitive position, employee development, employee

Similar Essays

Antibiotic Resistance Essay

2775 words - 12 pages dating back to the late Roman period in Dakhleh Oasis , Egypt (Clardy et al. , 2011)." . Antibiotics are the most potent form of chemotherapy with a high success rate in the history of medicine . We can associate the "anti-biotic era" with Paul Ehrlich and Alexander Flemming . "Ehrlich is responsible for the method of screening for viable drugs to combat diseases that pharmaceutical companies use (Aminov 2010)." Flemming on the other hand is

Small Business Lending In Kazakhstan Essay

4066 words - 16 pages with respondent Ms Sahauyeva Zhanar, who is working as a chief accountant in "Oasis" company, this interview was organized in 3 of April (checklist, see Appendix #1).II. Necessity to credit small business.First of all, let us define the notion of small business. According to the existing law, to small business refer new and working enterprises, in which number of employee not more than 50 and total cost of assets not more than 60 000

Laozi And Buddha Essay

2051 words - 9 pages captivating people with its sheer immensity for more than twelve centuries. The creation of this enormous artifact was first planned out in 713 as a half-flood control, half-religious project by Haitong, a monk referred here by Wei Gao as one of “the wise”. Haitong settled in the Lingyun Mountain in search for serenity after years of wandering. But there, he came to witness sufferings that changed the course of his career. The Lingyun Mountain is

Zen Project Essay

1153 words - 5 pages save the money, instead of returning to his country he decides to continue his search for the buried treasure. Santiago joins a caravan to go across the desert and in this trip is where he starts to listening to his heart and he begins to understand what the “Soul of the World” is and how he fits in it. Santiago meets a young woman in the oasis whose he falls in love with immediately. The young man continues his journey to the pyramids letting his
调查者 | The Leftovers | Comments: 0