Site - Ifri n'Etsedda

Ifri n'Etsedda

Abri   archaeology   E -2.493, N 35.039  


The rock shelter of Ifri n'Etsedda is located at the southern flank of the Kebdana Mountains, NE Morocco, at an altitude of around 300 m a.s.l. Twenty-one radiocarbon ages attest an occupation of the shelter between 10.0 and 6.0 ka cal BP. Comb decorated pottery, also known from other Late Neolithic sites of the area, suggest a later occupation. The presence of both Epipalaeolithic and Neolithic deposits offers the opportunity to study the Neolithic transition in the area, although the Ifri n'Etsedda deposits contain a short hiatus (Linstädter et al., 2016).

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