This site contains information about three areas of Egypt in the prehistoric and Predynastic periods. The areas discussed are the Faiyum Depression, southern Cairo and the Western Delta.
There is a considerable amount of information available about these areas, if you know where to look and have the time, but it is contained in numerous specialist papers and publications available usually only through academic libraries. I have tried to bring together most of the known information in order to provide a coherent description of the early archaeology of the area and the geological framework within which it was located, and to identify key areas requiring additional research.
I will continue to update the site, as and when new data becomes available. The site is due for something of an overhaul in the not too distant future, but details will be added in the table below.
I have left in the original numbering system, which looks very odd on the web, particularly since with the latest version I have somehow managed to get the numbers out of sequence (will be sorted in the next couple of days) but it is invaluable to me for keeping both the web version and the Word version aligned. See Changes to Site, below, for details of new additions and changes to the site. I’ll update the Change table again when I’ve sorted the numbering.
I am always on the lookout for feedback, so please let me know if you have any comments.