dimecres, 8 d’agost de 2012

Pots, pits and graves: Early and Middle Holocene history of Central Sudan



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Pots, pits and graves: Early and Middle Holocene history of Central Sudan

Dra. Donatella Usai. Centro Studi Sudanesi e Sub-Sahariani and Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente (Is.I.A.O.). www.centrostudisudanesi.org



The Nile valley has left amazing witnesses of the history of the man. Within this vast territory the area of Sudan, due to the monumentality and exceptionality of Egyptian archaeological evidence, had been widely marginalized. However, in the last three decades archaeological investigations have proven that Nubia and Central Sudan have largely contributed to the development of Egyptian complex societies and of the overall valley. The Is.I.A.O. Archaeological Project (now under the Centro Studi Sudanesi and Sub-Sahariani) has brought to light, in Central Sudan, evidence dating from the VIII to the Ist millennium BC that are contributing sensibly to the reconstruction of this intricate history. The Al Khiday sites include various settlements of the Mesolithic and Neolithic period and a cemetery used by different human groups, pre-Mesolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic and Late Meroitic. It constitutes and extremely important source of information if a multidisciplinary approach is used.


6 de Setembre del 2012 - A les 17.00h
Institució Milà i Fontanals
Saló d'Actes de la Delegació del CSIC  
C / Egipciàques, 15 – Barcelona


Organitza: Departament d'Arqueologia i Antropologia. Sublínea "Estabilidad y Cambio Social en las Sociedades Humanas: pasado, presente y futuro".  Acto realizado en el marco del Proyecto I+D HAR2011-23149: Aproximación a las primeras comunidades neolíticas del NE peninsular a través de sus prácticas funerarias

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