By analysing satellite images of the area around Sodmein Cave numerous well-preserved surface remnants (terraces) could be documented. Surveys on these old terraces, showing mainly a dark desert pavement, yielded preferentially Pleistocene artefact concentrations. Hence, it became clear that these terraces represent parts of the former Pleistocene surface of the area. During surveying activities on such terraces a new archaeological site – preliminary named as “Sodmein Playa” 14/01 – was discovered around 3 km south-west of Sodmein Cave. On the surface a concentration of Middle Stone Age (MSA) artefacts, which seem to weather out of the sediments was observed. It was immediately clear that it did not occur in association with the gravel terraces but indicate a different geomorphological context. The artefacts did not exhibit the typical desert varnish of the terrace surfaces and they occurred at the surface of a sandy plain, seemingly lacustrine sediments (playa).
Kindermann et al. 2016. Living at the lakeshore. Early Nubian Complex site associated with a lacustrine environment.pdf Accessed 295 times | Last updated 27.05.2016
Kindermann, K., van Peer, P., Henselowsky, F., Bubenzer, O. (2016): Living at the lakeshore. Early Nubian Complex site associated with a lacustrine environment. CRC806-Database, DOI: 10.5880/SFB806.25
|Authors||Kindermann, Karin and van Peer, Philip and Henselowsky, Felix and Bubenzer, Olaf|
|Title||Living at the lakeshore. Early Nubian Complex site associated with a lacustrine environment|