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Deep Histories from Shallow Sites: Archaeological Investigations of Later Sites in Eastern Djibouti

Author(s): Neil Norman ; Madeline Gunter ; Bruce Larson ; Hayden Bassett

Year: 2017

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Summary

Today, the Afar Region of East Africa is known for barren landscapes and some of the hottest average temperatures in the world. However, archaeological and climatological evidence suggests that over the last 3 million years the region has also exhibited temperate Savanna climes. This paper presents new archaeological data that chronicles the Oldowan through Islamic periods at the eastern edge of the Rift Valley. It begins the project of describing how deep historical processes intersected with the Islamic World along the Djiboutian Coast.


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Deep Histories from Shallow Sites: Archaeological Investigations of Later Sites in Eastern Djibouti. Neil Norman, Madeline Gunter, Bruce Larson, Hayden Bassett. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 431940)


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Geographic Keywords
AFRICA


Spatial Coverage

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

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Abstract Id(s): 15882

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America