Friday, July 21, 2017

Avestan Digital Archive (ADA)

 [First posted in AWOL 26 July 2012. Updated 21 July 2017]

Avestan Digital Archive (ADA)
First Slide
The Avestan Digital Archive (ADA) seeks to be a digital archive containing all Avestan manuscripts spread all over the world. The Avesta, the holy book of the Zoroastrian religion, was last edited at the end of the 90s of the 19th century by the German scholar K. F. Geldner. We claim that presently a new edition is needed. The main reasons are:
  • In the last decades some manuscripts Geldner did not have access to have become available.
  • Geldner did not check by himself all the manuscripts used for his edition. For some of them he had access only to copies or collations by other colleagues. This was the source of several mistakes in his edition.
  • The methods of textual criticism have strongly changed since Geldner and many methodological decisions of Geldner seem today unacceptable. The most important one is undoubtedly that he does not record systematically all the variae lectiones (or a selection according to well established criteria), but only the variants he considered important for the establishment of a sure text.
  • Even when he checked the manuscript by himself and recorded the variae lectiones, he made mistakes more often than expected.
For all these reasons it has become a true need to provide the scholars with reasonably sure readings of the extant Avestan texts. But a new edition of the Avesta is a huge task: probably more than two hundred manuscripts scattered all over the world have to be checked. Many of them are not available even as microfilms and are only accessible through long stays in Indian libraries. Also the purchase of microfilms from European libraries is not the best way for single researchers to get access to the manuscripts: a lot of them are needed, so that the undertaking quickly gets too expensive and the result is a not easily manageable amount of microfi lms. A printed publication of such an amount of manuscripts is no more feasible, above all because of financial reasons. So it is easy to understand that yet nobody has seriously tried to undertake a new edition of the Avesta, or al least a serious review of Geldner's edition.
In order to solve this problem we have conceived the ADA project. This project seeks, on the one side, to find, to collect and to digitalize all the extant Avestan manuscripts. On the other hand, the ADA Project is developing a tool to provide all these manuscripts with indexes of the passages and to make them thus available on the web for researchers and for the general public. The electronic tool will allow an easy checking of all the manuscripts containing a concrete passage. This research tool can be useful not only for the Old Iranian studies, but also for the textual criticism based on manuscripts in other languages and fields of research. Furthermore, the ADA project seeks to review the manuscript transmission of the Avestan texts in all its aspects, a task which presupposes the complete ga thering and availability of the manuscripts.
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Forthcoming Open Access Journal: Epoiesen – A journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology

Epoiesen – A journal for creative engagement in history and archaeology
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nb the site you are looking at is our testing ground for our workflow and technology. The official site will be hosted at the carleton.ca domain, softly launching the summer of 2017

Epoiesen

ἐποίησεν (epoiesen)- made - is a journal for exploring creative engagement with the past, especially through digital means. It publishes primarily what might be thought of as ‘paradata’ or artist’s statements that accompany playful and unfamiliar forms of singing the past into existence. These could be visualizations, art works, games, pop-up installations, poetry, hypertext fiction, procedurally generated works, or other forms yet to be devised. We seek to document and valorize the scholarly creativity that underpins our representations of the past. Epoiesen is therefore a kind of witness to the implied knowledge of archaeologists, historians, and other professionals, academics and artists as it intersects with the sources about the past. It encourages engagement with the past that reaches beyond our traditional audience (ourselves). We situate Epoiesen in dialogue with approaches to computational creativity or generative art:
I think that generative art should ideally retain two disparate levels of perception: the material and visual qualities of a piece of art, and then a creation story or script and the intellectual journey that led to the end result. It possibly should bear marks of that intense interaction with the spatial environment that the visible work manifests.

How

Epoiesen accepts code artefacts, written submissions in text files (.md) written with the Markdown syntax, videos, 3d .obj files, html, or other formats (contact us if you are unsure: we encourage experimentation). Digital artefacts should be accompanied by the descriptive paradata or artist’s statement.
Submissions will be reviewed, and the reviews will be published at the same time as a Response, under the reviewers’ own names. Submissions and Responses will each have their own Digital Object Identifiers. Epoiesen is indexed in XXXXXX and supported by Carleton University’s MacOdrum Library. Submissions are accepted at any time, and published as they become ready. Each year’s submissions will be organized retroactively into ‘annuals’. The entire journal will be archived and deposited in a dataverse-powered repository at Carleton University.
There are no article processing fees. We are generously supported by MacOdrum Library at Carleton University for at least five years.
This website is generated from a series of markdown formatted text files, which are run through a series of templates to create the flat-file html architecture. There is no underlying database. For an introduction on how to do this for your own website, and why you might want to, please see Amanda Visconti’s tutorial in The Programming Historian, ‘Building a Static Website with Jekyll and Github Pages’. Epoiesen uses Hexo as its site generator.

Why

Michael Gove, the Conservative British politician, said in the run-up to the United Kingdom’s 2016 referendum on European Union membership, “people in this country have had enough of experts”(1). And perhaps, he was right. There is a perception that archaeology is for the archaeologists, history for the historians. On our side, there is perhaps a perception that speaking to non-expert audiences is a lesser calling, that people who write/create things that do not look like what we have always done, are not really ‘serious’. In these vacuums of perception, we fail at communicating the complexities of the past, allowing the past to be used, abused, or ignored, especially for populist political ends. The ‘know-nothings‘ are on the march. We must not stand by.
In such a vacuum, there is a need for critical creative engagement with the past2. In Succinct Research, Bill White reminds us why society allows archaeologists to exist in the first place: ‘it is to amplify the whispers of the past in our own unique way so they can still be heard today‘(3). We have been failing in this by limiting the ways we might accomplish that task.
Epoiesen is a place to amplify whispers, a place to shout. Remix the experience of the past. Do not be silent!

Who

Editor-in-Chief
Shawn Graham, Carleton University
Editorial Board
Sara Perry, University of York
Megan Smith, University of Regina
Eric Kansa, The Alexandria Archive Institute
Katrina Foxton, University of York
Sarah May, University College London
Sarah E. Bond University of Iowa
Gianpiero di Maida, Christian-Albrechts Universität zu Kiel
Gisli Palsson, University of Umea
Articles

New books in Antichista

New books in Antichista
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1 Mar 2017
L’edificio protopalaziale dell’Acropoli Mediana di Festòs (Vani CV-CVII)

Giorgia Baldacci
Il presente libro consiste nella pubblicazione completa delle strutture e dei gruppi di materiale ceramico, in gran parte inedito, dell’edificio protopalaziale situato sulle pendici meridionali dell’Acropoli Mediana di Festòs. L’edificio fu oggetto di uno scavo di emergenza tra il 1969 e il 1971 e fu presentato attraverso ...
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13 Giu 2017
The City of Ebla

Erica Scarpa
The ancient city of Ebla (modern Tell Mardikh) is rightfully considered one of the most important urban centers in upper Syro-Mesopotamia during the III and the first half of the II millennium BCE: best known for the discovery of the Royal Archives, its archaeological and epigraphic evidence provides information on ...

New Open Access Journal: Axon: Iscrizioni storiche greche

Axon: Iscrizioni storiche greche
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La rivista Axon. Iscrizioni storiche greche intende colmare una lacuna nel panorama dell’esperienza scientifica e didattica della Storia e dell’Epigrafia greca. Ciascun numero raccoglie una serie di contributi specifici dedicati a singole iscrizioni greche selezionate in base alla loro rilevanza storica. Per ogni documento è prevista un’articolata scheda digitale, costruita secondo standard e lessico condivisi, che confluisce in un Database liberamente consultabile secondo una maschera di ricerca duttile e mirata (http://virgo.unive.it/venicepigraphy/axon/public/); a questa scheda si accompagna un commento originale e approfondito su tutti gli aspetti paleografici, linguistici, storici, istituzionali, culturali e contestuali del documento in oggetto proposto dagli specialisti del settore.

Axon 1 | 1 | 2017

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

Open Access Journal: Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies

[First posted in AWOL 4 April 2015, updated 20 July 2017]

Aethiopica: International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies
eISSN: 2194-4024
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“Aethiopica. International Journal of Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies” is an internationally refereed academic journal, edited at the Hiob Ludolf Centre for Ethiopian Studies and at the Department of African and Ethiopian Studies of the Asien-Afrika-Institut at Hamburg University. It is annually published in a printed version by Harrassowitz and one year later as an open access journal by Hamburg University Press.

The journal focuses on history, archaeology, linguistics, literature, philology, manuscript studies, art history, ethnology, anthropology, religion of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and the Horn of Africa, their methods, and related issues.

“Aethiopica” is the only German journal on Ethiopian and Eritrean Studies. It is internationally acknowledged as one of the leading academic journals in the field.

“Aethiopica” is published mainly in English. Articles in French, German and Italian are also accepted for publication. An English Summary is always provided.

The editors welcome contributions on current academic topics and on recent and fresh research belonging in the field.

Articles should be theoretically grounded, empirically sound and reflect the state of the art in the respective fields. Articles should not exceed 10,000 words, including the summary and the list of relevant bibliographic references.

Miscellaneous contributions should focus on a specific topic believed to be of special interest to the academic discourse. Miscellaneous contributions should not exceed 3,000 words.

For Personalia, Review Articles and Reviews potential authors are usually directly contacted by the editorial team on suggestion of the scientific editorial board. Proposals, however, can always be submitted.

The upper limit for Personalia is fixed on 1,500 words, for Review Articles on 3,000 words and for Reviews on 2,000 words.

































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Open Access Journal: AERAGRAM

[First posted in AWOL 29 October 2009. Updated 20 July  2017]

AERAGRAM
ISSN: 1944-0014 
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AERAGRAM is the official newsletter of Ancient Egypt Research Associates.
PDFs of past issues are available below. The most recent issue is only available to our members. Click here to become an AERA member & help support our work in Egypt.

Volume 17


Spring/Fall 2016 (members only)
• Exploring a High Official’s Office-Residence
• MSCD Memphis Project: The Final Year
• In Search of the Human Hand that Built the Great Pyramid
• Mit Rahinia Museum Catalog in the Works
• AERA to Publish Archive of the Great Sphinx

Volume 16

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Download Spring 2015
• Discovery 2015: House of a High Official
• What Was the Original Size of the Great Pyramid?
• The Gallery Complex Gives Up Its Secrets
• Hidden Details Come to Light with Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI)
• Jon Jerde: The Space In Between
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Download Fall 2015
• Memphis Site & Community Development: Ambitious Plans, Big Challenges
• Results from the Survey of the Great Pyramid
• A Second Official’s House Discovered
• Remembering Kamal Waheed
• US Ambassador to Egypt Tours the Lost City Site

Volume 15

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Download Spring/Fall 2014
• On the Waterfront: Canals and Harbors in the Time of Giza Pyramid-Building
• Did Egyptians Use the Sun to Align the Pyramids?
• A Change of Address: Funerary Workshop Priests Move to New Quarters
• A Return to Area AA: Informal Seals and Sealings of the Heit el-Ghurab
• Construction Hub to Cult Center: Re-purposing, Old Kingdom Style

Volume 14

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• The Lost Port City of the Pyramids: Heit el-Ghurab reveals a new role as part of a major port of the Nile
• How the Pyramid Builders Found True North
• The First Photos Taken from the Great Pyramid Summit
• Weeds & Seeds: On the Trail of Ancient Egyptian Agriculture
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Download Fall 2013
• “PEAKIT” Punches Up 3D Laser Scanning, Adds Accurate Surface Relief
• The Lost City is Named One of the Top 10 Field Discoveries
• An Ancient Egyptian Insect Repellent
• A Small Clay Label, a Bundle of Linen, and an Ancient Economic Network
• Securing AERA’s Legacy: Data Curation

Volume 13


Download Spring 2012
• Memphis, A City Unseen
• Field School Grads Take The Lead
• North by Northwest: The Strange Case of Giza’s Misalignments
• GPMP Full Circle
 

Download Fall 2012
• New Angles on the Great Pyramids
• Fifth Dynasty Renaissance at Giza
• The Silo Building Complex
• Living on a Slope in the Town of Queen Khentkawes
• Egypt’s Oldest Olive

Volume 12


Download Spring 2011
• The OK Corral
• The Luxor Study Field School
• Bringing an Ancient House Back to Life
• The Buried Basin and the Town Beyond

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Download Fall 2011
• Solar Alignments of Giza
• GIS Brings It All Together
• Stews, Meat and Marrow
• The Mit Rahina Field School

 

Volume 11

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Download Spring 2010
• Called Back to Luxor: AERA-ARCE Field School
• Ascending Giza on a Monumental Ramp
• Analysis and Publication Field School
• A New Field Season: A New Home

Download Winter 2011
• Digging Again
• Training Egypt’s Archaeological Scientists
• Double-Decker Dorms
• On The Cusp Of A New Dynasty

Volume 10

AERAGram 2009 10:1
Download Spring 2009
• 10, 20, 30 Years: Mark Lehner Reflects on a Career in Archaeology
• In Memoriam: Mahmoud Kirsh
• Daily Life of the Pyramid Builders
• AERA’s New Home
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Download Fall 2009
• The 2009 Field School
• Teaching Ceramics
• A Priest’s Home in Khentkawes Town
• Dog Burials Discovered at Giza
 

Volume 9

AERAGRAM 2008 9:1 Download Spring 2008
• Impressions of the Past
• Lost City Site, Flooded
• AERA Membership Program
• Digging Old Luxor
• Rescue Dig, SAFS
AERAGRAM 2008 9:2 Download Fall 2008
• Deciphering Ancient Code
• Small Finds, Big Results
• Egypt’s Oldest Olive
• Two Royal Towns
• Giza: Overviews

Volume 8

AERAGRAM 2006 8:1 Download Fall 2006
• Class of 2005
• GIS: Digitizing Archaeology
• Conservation Pilot Program
• Rescue Archaeology
 
AERAGRAM 2007 8:2 Download Fall 2007
• Enigma of the Pedestals
• Ideas to Reality
• A High-Class Dump
• Class of 2006
• Mapping Khentkawes

Volume 7

AERAGRAM 2003 7:1 Download Spring 2004
• Remote sensing
• Glen Dash
• Egyptian labor organization
AERAGRAM 2004 7:2 Download Fall 2004
• Western Town
• Eastern Town house
• Microscope photography

Volume 6

AERAGRAM  2002 6:1 Download Fall 2002
• Millennium Project
• Gallery revealed
• Pharaoh’s storeroom
AERAGRAM 2002 6:2 Download Fall 2003
• Pyramid city
• Peter Norton
• Mapping Aswan quarries

Volume 5

AERAGRAM  2001 5:1 Download Fall 2001
• Footprint of the state
• Desert in flood
• Wall of the Crow
AERAGRAM  2001 5:2 Download Spring 2002
• Unfinished Giza
• David Koch
• Fabric of a pyramid

Volume 4

AERAGRAM  2000 4:1 Download Fall 2000
• Unveiling a royal plan
• Jon Jerde
• Magnetic anomaly surveying
AERAGRAM  2000 4:2 Download Spring 2001
• Giza galleries
• Matthew McCauley
• Khafre’s galleries

Volume 3

AERAGRAM  1999 3:1 Download 1999
• Capturing Area A
• Bruce Ludwig
• The older phase
AERAGRAM  2000 3:2 Download 2000
• Drawing Giza
• The Millennium Clock
• Millennium Project

Volume 2

AERAGRAM  1998 2:1 Download Winter 1998
• Microarchaeology
• Sealings from Giza
• Pots to pyramids

 
AERAGRAM  1998 2:2 Download Summer 1998
• A workman’s house
• Sphinx restoration
• Sand, wind, and heat
• Late period burials
• Copper workshop

Volume 1

AERAGRAM  1996 1:1 Download Fall 1996
• Introducing AERAGRAM
• Pyramid-age bakery reconstructed
• Radiocarbon dating
AERAGRAM  1997 1:2 Download Spring 1997
• Director’s diary
• GPMP database
• 1997 field season



Open Access Journal: Annuaire de l'École pratique des hautes études, section des sciences religieuses

 [First posted in AWOL 9 July 2009. Updated 20 July 2017]

Annuaire de l'École pratique des hautes études, section des sciences religieuses
ISSN électronique: 1969-6329
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L'Annuaire de l'École pratique des hautes études, section des sciences religieuses, est une publication annuelle qui regroupe principalement les comptes rendus des conférences des enseignants-chercheurs de la s
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Collection rétrospective

La collection rétrospective des Annuaires de l'École pratique des hautes études (1872-2006) a été entièrement numérisée ; elle est accessible sur le portail Persée (Publications & séries). 
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Open Access Journal: エジプト学研究 - The Journal of Egyptian Studies (Ejiputogaku kenkyū)

[First posted in AWOL 24 April 2014, updated 20 July 2017]

エジプト学研究 - The Journal of Egyptian Studies (Ejiputogaku kenkyū)
ISSN: 0919-2417
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エジプト学研究 第1号
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エジプト学研究 第2号
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エジプト学研究 第3号
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エジプト学研究 第4号
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エジプト学研究 第5号
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エジプト学研究 第7号
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エジプト学研究 第8号
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エジプト学研究 第9号
2001.3
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エジプト学研究 第10号
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エジプト学研究 第11号
2003.3
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エジプト学研究 第12号
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エジプト学研究 第13号
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エジプト学研究 第14号
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エジプト学研究 第15号
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エジプト学研究 第16号
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エジプト学研究 第17号
2011.3
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エジプト学研究 第18号
2012.3
A4
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エジプト学研究 第19号
2013.3
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178
エジプト学研究 第20号
2014.3
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156
エジプト学研究 第21号
2015.3
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114
エジプト学研究 第22号
2016.3
A4
234
エジプト学研究 第23号
2017.3
A4
181

ISSN: 2187-0772   (定価:各1,200円 PDF版は無料)
エジプト学研究第23号(2017)
The Journal of Egyptian Studies Vol.23, 2017

【調査報告】エジプト ダハシュール北遺跡調査報告-第23次発掘調査-
…吉村作治・矢澤健・近藤二郎・柏木裕之・竹野内恵太・松永修平・山崎世理愛
Preliminary Report on the Waseda University Excavations at Dahshur North: Twenty-third Season
(in Japanese with English summary)
…Sakuji YOSHIMURA, Ken YAZAWA, Jiro KONDO, Hiroyuki KASHIWAGI, Keita TAKENOUCHI, Shuhei MATSUNAGA and Seria YAMAZAKI

【動向】スーダン考古学研究のための覚書
…坂本 翼
Note on the current research tools for Sudanese archaeology (in Japanese)
…Tsubasa SAKAMOTO

【調査報告】第9次ルクソール西岸アル=コーカ地区調査概報
…近藤二郎・吉村作治・菊地敬夫・柏木裕之・河合望・高橋寿光・福田莉紗
Preliminary Report on the Ninth Season of the Work at al-Khokha Area in the Theban Necropolis by the Waseda University Egyptian Expedition (in Japanese)
…Jiro Kondo, Sakuji Yoshimura, Takao Kikuchi, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Nozomu Kawai, Kazumitsu Takahashi, and Risa Fukuda

【調査報告】コンスウエムヘブ墓の壁画に使用された彩色顔料の非破壊化学分析
…阿部善也・扇谷依李・日髙遥香・中井泉
Nondestructive Chemical Analysis of the Pigments Used in the Wall Paintings of the Tomb of Khonsuemheb (in Japanese)
…Yoshinari Abe, Eri Ogidani, Haruka Hidaka, and Izumi Nakai

【調査報告】コンスウエムヘブ墓壁画の保存修復に向けた事前調査報告
…前川 佳文
The Report on the Feasibility Works for the Conservation of the Wall Paintings of the Tomb of Khonsuemheb (in Japanese)
…Yoshifumi Maekawa

【調査報告】アル=コーカ地区TT47出土の人骨およびミイラの人類学的調査(第9 次調査)
…坂上 和弘・馬場 悠男
Anthropological Study of the Human Skeletal and Mummified Remains from TT47 at al-Khokha Area in the Ninth Season (in Japanese)
…Kazuhiro Sakaue, Hisao Baba

【調査報告】2016年 太陽の船プロジェクト 活動報告
…黒河内 宏昌・吉村 作治
Report of the Activity in 2016, Project of the Solar Boat (in Japanese)
…Hiromasa KUROKOCHI and Sakuji YOSHIMURA

【調査報告】第25次アブ・シール南丘陵遺跡調査概報
…吉村作治・河合望・近藤二郎・高宮いづみ・柏木裕之・高橋寿光・米山由夏・石崎野々花
Preliminary Report on the Twenty-Fifth Season of the Waseda University Excavations at Northwest Saqqara, 2016 (in Japanese)
…Sakuji Yoshimura, Nozomu Kawai, Jiro Kondo, Izumi Takamiya, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Kazumitsu Takahashi, Yuka Yoneyama, and Nonoka Ishizaki

【調査報告】第1次北サッカラ遺跡踏査概報
…河合望・吉村作治・近藤二郎・高橋寿光・米山由夏・石崎野々花
A Preliminary Report of the First Season of the Archaeological Survey at North Saqqara (in Japanese)
…Nozomu Kawai, Sakuji Yoshimura, Jiro Kondo, Kazumitsu Takahashi, Yuka Yoneyama, and Nonoka Ishizaki

【調査報告】第2次北サッカラ遺跡踏査概報
…河合望・三井猛・吉村作治・近藤二郎・柏木裕之・高橋寿光・梅田由子・米山由夏・石崎野々花
A Preliminary Report of the Second Season of the Archaeological Survey at North Saqqara (in Japanese)
…Nozomu Kawai, Takeshi Mitsui, Sakuji Yoshimura, Jiro Kondo, Hiroyuki Kashiwagi, Kazumitsu Takahashi, Yuko Umeda, Yuka Yoneyama, and Nonoka Ishizaki

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