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One (two) suitcase(s) with charcoal in Berlin

Picture 1: A suitcase on a journey. Photo © A. Höhn (Project 5). One (two) suitcase(s) with charcoal in Berlin “I still have a suitcase in Berlin That’s why I have to go there again next time The bliss of times past Are all still in my little suitcase I still have a suitcase...

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Wavy Line and Herringbone

Wavy Line and Herringbone On 14.07.2020, the ceramic specialists from the priority programme “Entangled Africa” once again met virtually to compile ideas and contributions for the “decoration-catalogue” discussed in previous meetings. Ceramic processing must be flexible, able to adapt to the conditions of excavation and object. At the same time, the records of those...

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SPP “Entangled Africa” and iDAI.world – A digital connection of time and space

SPP “Entangled Africa” and iDAI.world – A digital connection of time and space Where have the same or similar types of tools, vessels and technologies been discovered? To which cultural phases can they be assigned, and were the phases contemporaneous with each other? Which sites belong to a cultural group? How were the inhabitants...

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Pottery – The Devil is in the Detail

After a successful meeting at the beginning of the month, the ceramic specialists of the “SPP Entangled Africa” met again online on 23.06.2020 for an exciting dialogue. Object of the discourse was the range of various forms of decoration and techniques that have been listed in the individual ceramic assortments of the projects. The...

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Entangled Africa – networked in virtual space!

During the last months, the archaeological sector has shown itself to be at its most flexible.The effects of the Corona pandemic are still visible. Travelling abroad continues to be risky, so there is currently no reliable planning of field campaigns, but there is a great willingness to adapt to the circumstances. Positive developments are...

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Connecting Foodways – 2020 fieldwork in Sudan

The Connecting Foodways project has recently returned from a successful fieldwork season in Sudan, studying ancient cuisines and cooking technologies. We focussed on cooking pots, archaeobotanical remains and collecting samples for organic residue analysis. This archaeological research was complimented by ethnoarchaeological studies of the material culture, food stuffs, and techniques of contemporary cooking traditions....

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Science at home

The world pauses – the new Covid-19 virus also leaves its mark on the priority programme “Entangled Africa”. Carefully planned campaigns have been prematurely broken off or cancelled, trips by our African partners have been postponed.  But there is also plenty of work to be done in the home office.  The everyday life of...

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Research in the Rama Valley (northern Tigray)

Project 7: Routes of Interaction – Research in the Rama Valley (northern Tigray) The interdisciplinary research project aims to investigate inner-African contacts between the northern Horn of Africa, the Middle Nile, the northeast Sudanese Gash delta and parts of Egypt. The Rama Valley, located in the Ethiopian-Eritrean border region, is the focus of the...

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SPP 2143 at the World Archaeological Congress in Prague

Entangled Africa – Identity and Inner-African Interaction. Session organisers: Steven Matthews , Abigail Moffett and Thomas John Biginagwa CALL FOR PAPERS This session addresses inner-African interaction and its contribution to the development of African societies and the formation of regional identities in the past. The study of cross-cultural interaction across Africa has...

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