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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 18: Africana Studies and the Problems in Egyptology: The Case of Ancient Egyptian Kinship
Africana Studies and the Problems in Egyptology: The Case of Ancient Egyptian Kinship
Egyptologists have produced vast amounts of data on various aspects of ancient Egyptian society. This information has primarily been developed from ancient Egypt's archaeological and textual records. Egyptologists believe that the data (archaeological and textual record) provide the answers to any question surrounding ancient Egyptian society; it need only to be translated or excavated (Trigger, 1993).
The study of everyday life in ancient Egypt has not been of central concern. Its understanding has been treated as something that emerges naturally out of familiarity with data, rather than as a form of investigation that requires special training…. Egyptologists tend to assume that ...