Cultural interference studies offer unique insights into the development of cultures and identities, helping ascertain the impact of either intermittent or persistent, direct or indirect, intercultural contacts. The paper offers an overview of cultural interference and its relation to other anthropological theories regarding intercultural relations. It presents observed developments in Second Intermediate Period and New Kingdom cultic beliefs and activities in Egypt, particularly those related to the storm god, and questions whether these were a result of cultural interference by Levantine elements encountered during the Hyksos Dynasty or earlier.
18 Nov 2017
American Schools of Oriental Research Annual Meeting