Invited Lecture "Egyptian Engagement with the Levant during the Third Millennium BC: Trade, Politics, and Chronology"

Sowada, K. (Speaker)

Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

Description

A significant opportunity has emerged to re-characterise societal change in the eastern Mediterranean during the Early Bronze Age (EBA II-IV, c. 3100 BC–2000 BC). Re-assessments of archaeological evidence and new radiocarbon data from both Egypt and the Levant has exposed the need for a transformation of traditional constructions of international relations and the dynamics behind the decline of urban entities.
As a major state actor, Egypt managed foreign engagement and commodity exchange for a long period over a wide area. This presentation examines a number of issues and challenges posed by recent chronological and archaeological developments for our understanding of the ebb, flow and impact of Egypt’s relations with its north-eastern neighbours.
Period10 Apr 2018
Held atAustrian Academy of Sciences, Austria
Degree of RecognitionRegional