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Death on the Middle Nile: Mortuary Traditions and Identity at the Top of the Great Bend (2015)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Brenda Baker.

Our understanding of ancient Nubian mortuary traditions principally derives from monumental elite cemeteries such as Kerma, El-Kurru, and Meroe and the 1960s salvage excavations in Lower Nubia. More recent work in Upper Nubia, in northern Sudan, however, has revealed substantial regional variation. Assessment of habitation, rock art, and cemetery sites from the Mesolithic through Christian periods in the Bioarchaeology of Nubia Expedition (BONE) project area on the right (north) bank of the Nile...

Decoration As Ritual Symbol: a Theoretical Proposal and an Ethnographic Study in Southern Sudan. In: Symbolic and Sructural Archaeology (1982)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Mary Braithwaite.

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Digital Engagement Strategies Using Location-Based Gaming in Community-Based Participatory Archaeology (2019)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Minor.

This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology. Gamification offers participatory experiences for diverse communities to engage with archaeological research. In informal and formal learning situations, undergraduate students used the location-based mobile game platform ARIS Field Day to create narratives that play through the process of excavation, addressing questions of the ethics of collecting, and...

Early iron production in Sudan (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Jane Humphris. Michael Charlton.

Since 2012 archaeometallurgical investigations have been undertaken at the Royal City of Meroe, a capital of the Kingdom of Kush situated c. 250 km north of modern day Khartoum, Sudan. During the research, a chronological history of iron production at this site has been generated that spans at least one thousand years. Insights into various stages of the chaîne opératoire of iron production have also been revealed, including the location and techniques of iron ore extraction, the procurement of...

The Later Stone Age in the 4th Cataract Region, Sudan: Lithic Assemblage Features at ASU 09-02 (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Deborah Olszewski. Brenda Baker.

Later Stone Age (LSA) foragers in the Middle Nile Valley had relatively mobile lifeways that included use of pottery. Distinguishing LSA from Neolithic ceramics is difficult due to continuity in styles, an issue that extends to lithic assemblages. Lunate microliths and scaled pieces and use of flint and quartz as main lithic raw materials span both periods. We examine the lithic assemblage at ASU 09-02, a LSA site in the 4th Cataract region of northern Sudan. Situated on a terrace north of the...

The Medieval Necropolis of Mouweis (Shendi Area, Sudan): Bioarchaeological Insights (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Yann Ardagna. Marc Maillot.

The site of Mouweis is a Nilotic city of the Meroitic period excavated by the Louvre Museum since 2007. This settlement includes a 1st century AD palace, later destroyed and reduced to a hill-shaped ruin. During the medieval period, a cemetery was created in the demolition level of this palace. Radiocarbon dating reveals a funerary occupation between of the 8th to the 14th century. Burials were mainly individual with a uniform typology and follow the same orientation as the structure of the...

One More for the Road: Beer, Sacrifice and Commemoration in Ancient Nubian Burials of the Classic Kerma Period (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Elizabeth Minor.

The funerary equipment of the Classic Kerma elite community included sets of ceramic vessels accompanying the primary deceased and sacrificed individuals. Stacks of beakers were placed in communal areas of graves, suggesting that the vessels were intended for group use in the afterlife. Graves with extraordinary organic preservation include woven giraffe-hair implements placed near the vessels. In comparison with ethnographic examples, these tools are beer strainers. Two graves also had vessels...

A View from the Periphery. Bioarchaeology and Funerary Archaeology at Al Khiday, Central Sudan (2017)
DOCUMENT Citation Only Tina Jakob. Joe W. Walser III. Donatella Usai. Sandro Salvatori.

Archaeological sites south of Khartoum are much scarcer compared to those further to the north and this presentation aims to report on a multi-phase cemetery that is situated at the periphery of our archaeological knowledge. At present, burials dating to three chronological periods have been recovered at Al Khiday. The site is located on the left bank of the White Nile, approximately 20 km south of Omdurman (Khartoum). Forty-two individuals are dated to the Classic/Late Meroitic period (end of...