> This device is depicted in other reliefs which are
> more clear all associated with vessel making:
> by Peter Der Manuelian after Maspero 1915b, pp.
> 25-27, pl. 22
This device is not pictured in your link. If it is clear to you that the man above is making a "vessel", then I should like your help with a couple of Picassos.
> Chiseling a statue,
> nbearbeitung.jpg]Tomb of Ankmahor, Saqqara c.
> Another from Saqqara, 5th Dynasty:
> MK/NK I assume, various vessel making:
Stocks' stone tools, or U24, is not depicted in the above photos. Not sure why you posted photos of workers with chisels, unless your intent is to show working with stone in general? Which is not being disputed.
> Which to note the obvious, its not like all the
> stone vessels are found in the OK and before-they
> never stopped making them which are a dime a dozen
> in later times. What is interesting, however, is
> that the quality was certainly never better than
> it was at the beginnings of Dynastic times which,
> along with its relatively sudden appearance in the
> archeological record, is really the issue.
This would be a case for de-volution and not linear progressing social/technological evolution.
In other words - a case for a LC
> So the mystery is not "if" the AE made stone
> vessels, which is incredibly stupid to say
> otherwise, it is why does this quality appear
> suddenly in Archaic Dynastic times (Dynasty 00/0),
> hand in hand with monumental noble tombs and boat
> burials among other curiosities, so fully
> developed and of a quality that is unsurpassed in
> later times (no, this is not an invitation to make
> a vapid comment about an antediluvian lost
> civilization). Most telling, to me anyways, is
> that this also all begins with the appearance of
> And it is here that Dynastic Egypt begins.
It is "here" that the homesteaders planted their butts and began to graffiti everything in sight.