EARLY HOLOCENE SEASONAL MOVEMENTS BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE NILE VALLEY. DETAILS FROM THE LITHIC INDUSTRY OF SOME KHARTOUM VARIANT AND SOME NABTA/KISEIBA SITES

EARLY HOLOCENE SEASONAL MOVEMENTS BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE NILE VALLEY. DETAILS FROM THE LITHIC... Detecting seasonal movements between the Nile Valley and the adjacent desert in the Early Holocene period is a difficult task. The material production, especially the lithic industries, may have been oriented to different economic activities forwarded in these two different environments. Identifying lithic products as the output of the same cultural group moving from one area to the other may be, for this reason, quite complex. The Nabta region and the II nd Cataract offer an interesting hint on this argument. This contribution will try to highlight similarities between groups living in the Nile Valley and the Western Desert considering artefacts and faunal remains left by the inhabitants of Nabta/Kiseiba area and the Khartoum Variant sites of the Nile Valley II nd Cataract. This analysis will also make possible to advance a new chronological attribution for the Khartoum Variant cultural phase. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

EARLY HOLOCENE SEASONAL MOVEMENTS BETWEEN THE DESERT AND THE NILE VALLEY. DETAILS FROM THE LITHIC INDUSTRY OF SOME KHARTOUM VARIANT AND SOME NABTA/KISEIBA SITES

Journal of African Archaeology, Volume 3 (1): 103 – Oct 25, 2005

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Brill
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© Copyright 2005 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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1612-1651
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2191-5784
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10.3213/1612-1651-10039
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Abstract

Detecting seasonal movements between the Nile Valley and the adjacent desert in the Early Holocene period is a difficult task. The material production, especially the lithic industries, may have been oriented to different economic activities forwarded in these two different environments. Identifying lithic products as the output of the same cultural group moving from one area to the other may be, for this reason, quite complex. The Nabta region and the II nd Cataract offer an interesting hint on this argument. This contribution will try to highlight similarities between groups living in the Nile Valley and the Western Desert considering artefacts and faunal remains left by the inhabitants of Nabta/Kiseiba area and the Khartoum Variant sites of the Nile Valley II nd Cataract. This analysis will also make possible to advance a new chronological attribution for the Khartoum Variant cultural phase.

Journal

Journal of African ArchaeologyBrill

Published: Oct 25, 2005

Keywords: Egypt; Sudan; Early Holocene; Early Neolithic; Khartoum Variant; lithic industry; seasonality

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