Archaeology on Egypt's edge: archaeological research in the Dakhleh Oasis, 1819-1977
Boozer, A. L. (2013) Archaeology on Egypt's edge: archaeological research in the Dakhleh Oasis, 1819-1977. Ancient West & East, 12. pp. 117-156. ISSN 1783-8398
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To link to this article DOI: 10.2143/AWE.12.0.2994445
This article provides the first substantial survey of early archaeological research in Egypt’s Dakhleh Oasis. In addition to providing a much-needed survey of research, this study embeds Dakhleh’s regional research history within a broader archaeological research framework. Moreover, it explores the impact of contemporaneous historical events in Egypt and Europe upon the development of archaeology in Dakhleh. This contextualised approach allows us to trace influences upon past research trends and their impacts upon current research and approaches, as well as suggest directions for future research.