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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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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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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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Two networks – one goal

First Joint Annual General Meeting of the DFG Priority Programme Entangled Africa and the TANA Network The DFG Priority Programme (SPP) 2143: Entangled Africa and the TransArea Network Africa (TANA) have set themselves the task of illuminating Africa’s history and integrating it into the knowledge network of the old world. TANA is a network...

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SPP Networking Meeting “Natural Sciences”, November 18-19, 2019

SPP Networking Meeting “Natural Sciences”, November 18-19, 2019 Within the SPP, several projects explore past climate and ecosystem changes, land-use patterns and subsistence strategies as well as landscape transformations. The projects tap different archives and proxies, such as anthracology (charcoal analysis), pollen analysis, wood cell structures (on tree rings), geochemistry (on lake sediments), remote...

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SPP networking meeting ‘Ceramics’

SPP Networking Meeting ‘Ceramics’ in Frankfurt/M, June 18-19, 2019 Attendees: Carlos Magnavita (Frankfurt), Christopher Breninek (Leipzig), Dietrich Raue (Leipzig), Friederike Jesse (Köln), Jana Eger (Münster), Jörg Linstädter (Bonn), Tim Karberg (Münster), Ulrike Nowotnick (Berlin) Background: Ceramics is not only the most common type of find that most archaeological projects in the Priority Programme (SPP)...

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Status report “Routes of Interaction”

Status report “Routes of Interaction” As part of the project “Routes of Interaction: Interregional contacts between the Northern Horn of Africa and the Nile region” first fieldwork was begun in the winter of 2018/2019. An archaeological survey of the Rama valley yielded promising results regarding settlement patterns in the Ethiopian-Eritrean border region. The Mareb...

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