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Out of Africa: Geoarchaeological research in the Eastern Desert of Egypt

Abstract

It is generally agreed upon that modern man came from Africa to Eurasia sometime in the last 100,000 years; academics do not, however, always agree on the routes that were taken. This question is the focus of the Collaborative Research Centre 806 (CRC 806; http://www.sfb806.uni-koeln.de) “Our Way to Europe: Culture-Environment Interaction and Human Mobility in the Late Quaternary” based at the universities of Cologne, Bonn and Aachen. Within the framework of this large-scale project (funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) academics of different disciplines are investigating possible routes that anatomical modern humans (Homo sapiens sapiens) may have taken to Eurasia. In this context, Northeast Africa can be considered a key region, as it connects Africa with the southern Levant by the bottleneck of the Sinai Peninsula. The focus of the archaeological and geoarchaeological investigations is on the ancient context of climate, natural environment and culture with a major perspective on the dispersal of human populations.

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Bibliography

Kindermann, K., Henselowsky, F., van Peer, P., Bubenzer, O. (2016): Out of Africa: Geoarchaeological research in the Eastern Desert of Egypt. – In: Newsletter, IAG Working Group on Geoarchaeology, Vol. 17, p: 12-16, DOI: 10.13140/RG.2.2.27017.65125

Authors Kindermann, Karin and Henselowsky, Felix and Van Peer, Philip and Bubenzer, Olaf
Type article
Title Out of Africa: Geoarchaeological research in the Eastern Desert of Egypt
DOI 10.13140/RG.2.2.27017.65125
Journal Newsletter, IAG Working Group on Geoarchaeology
Year 2016
Volume 17
Pages 12-16
Month December
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