Creating a typology for Meroitic Offering tables as a tool for dating/establishing Meroitic Chronology


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This new database of Meroitic offering tables allows me to catalogue and organize offering tables (212 now entered) according to significant visual and textual features carved on stone altars that were used in Meroitic funerary rites. The typology includes sub-groups that can be dated & used to identify regional variations. These categories of offering tables will allow scholars to date Meroitic offering tables and their contexts more accurately as well as to explore regional trade and manufacture. Offering tables are found in cemeteries - establishing dating criteria through this typology enables archaeologists to accurately date contexts in which they are found. Having readily datable offering tables enhances establishment of chronological sequences which are the basis for building history.

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History of Art, Architecture, and Archaeology

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