Feb 26 - Wenke and Olszewski pp 384-404

Based on your reading of the material in Ch 9 (Egypt), develop a compelling (but brief) theoretical argument for the origins of the Egyptian state. Consider the processes discussed in class, in Wenke & Olszewski Ch 7 (pp279-323), and those listed at the end of the Haas 2001 article. Please include explicit evidence from the second half of Ch 9 (Middle and New Kingdom Egypt). Note that there is a brief review at the end of chapter 9, but don’t just summarize that. Please come up with your own explanation. Comparisons with other early states are welcome. What is most convincing sequence to you and why? Please make your answer over 400 words.