Egypt dating culture
While the orientation of the dead in earlier graves shows no regular pattern, the dead are laid later always with the head to the south, the body on the right side. Egypt is the internationally used name but not the name used by the people of the country.The country is separated from its neighbors by either ocean or sparsely populated desert.To the north is the Mediterranean Sea, and to the east the Red Sea.There are smaller oases in the Sinai peninsula (Firan), and even in the arid Eastern desert there are occasional springs, two of which provide water to Christian monasteries.It is an article of faith in contemporary Egypt that agriculture and settled life should spread beyond the confines of the Nile Valley."Copt" can be taken to mean "Egyptian" in general, but now commonly means an Egyptian Christian, technically one belonging to the majority Coptic Church. This name is older than the Muslim conquest, but is attested to in the Koran.
The dead were usually buried in straw coffins, with the bodies in crouching or bent positions.
The highest point is Mount Catherine in the Sinai, at 8,743 feet (2,665 meters). Rainfall is not adequate to sustain agriculture or a settled population, and water instead comes from the Nile.
The Nile rises far to the south of Egypt, in Ethiopia and in the drainage basin of Lake Victoria.
Tasian remains are somewhat intermingled with the materials of the subsequent Badarian stage, and, although the total absence of metal and the more primitive appearance of its pottery would seem to argue for an earlier date, it is also possible that the Tasian was contemporary with the Badarian.
Archaeological remains indicate that the Tasians were settled farmers who cultivated emmer wheat and barley and raised herds of sheep and goats.