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The historical chronologies for dynastic Egypt are based on reign lengths inferred from written and archaeological evidence. These floating chronologies are linked to the absolute calendar by a few ancient astronomical observations, which remain a source of debate. We used 211 radiocarbon measurements made on samples from short-lived plants, together with a(More)
In the Mediterranean, the island dwarf megafaunas became extinct around the end of the Pleistocene, during a period of rapid and global climate change. In Cyprus, this coincided with the first human presence on the island, as attested by the rock shelter of Akrotiri-Aetokremnos where an Epipaleolithic anthropogenic layer (stratum 2) was found overlying a(More)
  • A. Quiles, M. W. Deef, +4 authors C. Moreaua
  • 2012
1. Introduction From the beginning of modern Egyptology, the establishment of an absolute chronology for Ancient Egypt has been an ambition which has concentrated the minds of many scholars. Pioneers in the field constructed a relative chronology by re-studying Graeco-Roman sources and deciphering ancient Egyptian writing. Firstly, Herodotus's writings were(More)
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