Rescue Excavations at Mai Adrasha (Ethiopia)

Author(s): Willeke Wendrich; Rachel Moy; Hans Barnard

Year: 2016


The combination of gold and archaeology is never a good one. The site of Mai Adrasha is under imminent threat of total destruction because of large scale panning of natural gold traces by the local population living near to the largest Axumite site West of Axum. In December 2015 a team from UCLA started a community project to work with the local population in safeguarding and excavating this important site. The research focus of the work is to establish the lay-out, development and function of the site and employ the stratification to develop a well-dated ceramic sequence which will inform a broad survey in the same area.

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Rescue Excavations at Mai Adrasha (Ethiopia). Willeke Wendrich, Rachel Moy, Hans Barnard. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Orlando, Florida. 2016 ( tDAR id: 404196)


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min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;