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Changes and permanences in the funerary equipment in cemeteries of the new kingdom and the third intermediate period: a study on the role of amulets

Grant number: 18/15426-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): December 01, 2018
Effective date (End): January 20, 2021
Field of knowledge:Humanities - Archeology - Theory and Methods in Archaeology
Principal researcher:Vagner Carvalheiro Porto
Grantee:Victoria Arroyo Adaime
Home Institution: Museu de Arqueologia e Etnologia (MAE). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated scholarship(s):19/22006-7 - The role of amulets in cemeteries of the non-elite from the New Kingdom and the Third Intermediate Period in Ancient Egypt, BE.EP.MS


The present research aims to analyze and interpret how the transition from a politically centralized period to a descentralized one in the history of Ancient Egypt affected the variability of the funerary practices of the non-elite through the presence or absence of amulets, as well as the variability of how they were used, in burials of four cemiteries of two periods: from the New Kingdom (1550-1069 AEC), Amarna and Gurob, on Upper and Middle Egypt, respectively, and from the Third Intermediate Period (1069-656 AEC), Matmar, on Upper Egypt, and Lahun, in Middle Egypt. The analysis of the role of amulets from a contextual approach, along with other variables, like its position on the tomb or on the body and the presence of other objects related to them, like scarabs, plaques and bead necklaces, will enable the understanding of differences in the pattern of material culture, i.e., changes and permanences on the idea and use of amulets within the funerary equipment. (AU)

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