A Window into the Early–Middle Stone Age Transition in Northeastern Africa—A Marine Isotope Stage 7a/6 Late Acheulean Horizon from the EDAR 135 Site, Eastern Sahara (Sudan)
- Environmental Science, GeographyJournal of Field Archaeology
ABSTRACT This paper presents the results of the analysis of a late Acheulean horizon from the EDAR 135 site, which was discovered in the Eastern Desert, Sudan, in an area heavily transformed by…
New Book Chronicle
Questions of identity have been a focus for many areas of archaeology in the last 20 years, with an emphasis on recognising its fluid and continually changing nature. Despite challenges to approaches…
Seventy Years of Pottery Studies in the Archaeology of Mesolithic and Neolithic Sudan
This review article examines seventy years of research and methodological approaches to the analysis of Mesolithic and Neolithic pottery in Sudan. It begins with the studies done by A. J. Arkell at…
Sudan, Prehistory of
- HistoryEncyclopedia of Global Archaeology
The oldest Homo erectus buried lithic horizon from the Eastern Saharan Africa. EDAR 7 - an Acheulean assemblage with Kombewa method from the Eastern Desert, Sudan
- Environmental Science, GeographyPloS one
Sediment analyses and OSL dating show that the EDAR 7 sequence contains the oldest Acheulean encampment remains in the Eastern Sahara, dated to the MIS 11 or earlier, which confirms that Homo erectus occupied the EDar region during Middle Pleistocene humid periods, and demonstrates that habitable corridors existed between the Ethiopian Highlands, the Nile and the Red Sea coast.
The Main Nile Valley at the End of the Pleistocene (28–15 ka): Dispersal Corridor or Environmental Refugium?
- Environmental Science, GeographyFrontiers in Earth Science
Under present environmental conditions, the Nile Valley acts as a ‘natural’ route between Africa and Eurasia, and is often considered as a corridor for dispersals out of and back into Africa in the…