Early Man in Upper Egypt


    THE interest of the late Sir Robert Mond in the rock-drawings of the Egyptian desert was aroused by a collection of copies which had been made by Dr. Winkler in 1936; and with characteristic generosity and an equally characteristic ready appreciation of the possibilities of this line of research for the early history of man in Egypt, he undertook the responsibility for an expedition for the systematic study of the rock-drawings of Upper Egypt. In this preliminary report, Dr. Winkler summarizes and illustrates the results of his first season's work in 1936–37, dealing only with the most interesting and instructive examples, comprising about one tenth of his photographs. The material collected by the expedition has been deposited at the office of the Egypt Exploration Society, where it is available for consultation by students.

    Rock-Drawings of Southern Upper Egypt

    1: Sir Robert Mond Desert Expedition, Season 1936–1937; Preliminary Report. By Hans A. Winkler. Pp. viii + 44 + 41 plates. (London: Egypt Exploration Society, and Oxford University Press, 1938.) 18s. net.

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    Early Man in Upper Egypt. Nature 145, 84–85 (1940). https://doi.org/10.1038/145084a0

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