Sudan, pustynny krajobraz Środkowej Doliny Nilu

Palaeoaffad Project

Levallois Tradition Epigons in the Middle Nile Valley
The Latest Middle Palaeolithic settlement in Affad Basin (Northern Sudan)

Sudan, badania archeologiczne, eksploracja obiektu - pędzel, bardzo często wykorzystywany przy oczyszczaniu znalezisk.‘Levallois Tradition Epigons in the Middle Nile Valley’ focused on studying palaeolithic settlements in the region of the Southern Dongola Reach had been initiated early in 2011 thanks to the generous research grant from The Polish National Center of Science . Research team consists of Dr Marta Osypińska Project Director and archaeozoolo-
gist based at the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology, Polish Academy of Sciences; Dr Mike Morley a geoarchaeologist from Oxford Brookes Archaeology & Heritage, Department of Anthropology and Geography, Oxford Brookes University; Mr Piotr Osypiński an archaeologist and prehistorian from Patrimonium Foundation and Mrs Anna Maria Kotarba-Morley an archaeologist and geoarchaeologist based at the School of Archaeology, The University of Oxford.

Fieldworks planned for 2012-2014 will be undertaken under the auspices of the Institute of Archaeology and Ethnology of Polish Academy of Sciences. The idea for this Project has grown out of the results of the works by Joint Polish Archaeological Expedition to the Middle Nile Valley (1998-2004) and directed by Dr Bogdan Żurawski (Polish Center for Mediterranean Archaeology, Warsaw University and Research Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology Polish Academy of Sciences).

Close cooperation with local institutions, especially with National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums in Khartoum builds a solid base for successful fieldwork and future co-operation undertaken to the highest academic and ethical standards.
Our Project welcomes all kinds of invitations for cooperation aimed at developing our knowledge about prehistory of the Middle Nile Valley. Our principles are set in within an interdisciplinary framework of knowledge sharing, analytical workshops, input of new, fresh ideas and professionalism.