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Ok, so you are proposing that the early icons of royal power, i.e. monumental palaces, large size enclosed/walled funerary shrines and boat pits, and the symbolic projection of this power (crests) along with the know-how to build these was not just an import from which dynastic Egypt hatched, it was the actual result of a de novo colonization/invasion from a Mesopotamian city state in the few centuries prior to Narmer/Scorpion, who then ended up usurping the foreign usurpers. The early AE we know is a cultural mix of adopted exogenous and endogenous themes.
Competing with this is the import versus colonization model and competing with both of these is that all this came from within, which you have excluded to your own satisfaction.
The next step is to make predictions and define what would falsify this...neither an easy task.
I think this is a great working model Thanos. I love it.
Let me ask you this. Are you surprised by the lack of any aspects of Uruk science or culture which failed to make it into early dynastic Egypt which you would have expected to be transferred? I can actually think of one very obvious example even though I may have an explanation why it was not transferred.
Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 21-Nov-16 00:19 by Manu.