Giza Plateau map showing location of Areas A and
the site of the urban layout at the oot of the Gebelel-Qibli. (North is to the right.)
until June 2002, and a total of
months of excavation since the beginning of excavations in
(fig. 2).The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of what this program has discovered: a majorurban layout of the Third Millennium
Beyond some suggestions as to the function of the var-ious parts, this report is descriptive, a catalogue of parts, with the aim of introducing of the site.
Short preliminary reports for each excavation season have appeared in
The Oriental Institute Annual Report
1990-1991(Chicago, 1992), 19-27; 1991-1992 (Chicago, 1993), 56-67; 1993-1994 (Chicago, 1994), 26-30; 1995-1996 (Chicago, 1996),54-61; 1998-1999 (Chicago, 1999), 66-76; and 1999-2000 (Chicago, 2000). For additional preliminary reports, see M. Lehner,'Excavations at Giza, 1988-1991,"
The Oriental Institute News and Notes
135 (Fall 1992), 1-8;
Lehner, "Exploring the GizaPlateau,"
The Explorer's Journal
73.4 (Winter 1995/96), 32-37; Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner, "Builders of the Pyramids,"
50.1 (Jan.-Feb. 1997), 30-38; M. Lehner, "Lost City of the Pyramids,"
(Fall 2000), 42-57; and W.Wetterstrom (ed.),
Vols. 1-3 (1996-2000) devoted to the methods and results of this research. For additional infor-mation see
Roberts, "Rediscovering Egypt's Bread-baking Technology,"
187.1 (1995), 32-35; M. Lehner,
The Complete Pyramids
(London, 1997), 236-39. For analysis of material culture from our excavations, see
W. Redding,"Egyptian Old Kingdom Patterns of Animal Use and the Value of Faunal Data in Modeling Socioeconomic Systems,"
1812 (1992), 99-107;
Conard, "Flint Artifacts from the 198811980 Excavations at Giza,
56 (2000), 1-17.