Czech Science Foundation (GAČR) project no. 17-03207S
Principal investigator: Mgr. Lenka Varadzinová, Ph.D. (Charles University in Prague, Faculty of Arts, Czech Institute of Egyptology,)
Co-investigator: RNDr. Petra Havelková, Ph.D. (National Museum, Natural History Museum, Department of Anthropology)
Jebel Sabaloka at the Sixth Nile Cataract in Sudan constitutes an unparalleled relic of late prehistoric settlement landscape with a considerable research potential. This project, which is a direct continuation of field research during six campaigns in 2009 – 2015, is devoted to final evaluation of the already available archaeological and anthropological findings. These will be supplemented by necessary comparative data to be obtained through excavation of two selected sites and by further analytical data needed for completion of the catalogue of sites of the whole study area. The aim of the project is to provide a synthesis of data and to evaluate their information value especially on the issue of relation between settlement patterns, subsistence and territoriality, and on the biological characteristics of the local late prehistoric populations, the phenomenon of the beginnings of community burying, and the role of the area in the supra-regional distribution of stone materials.
Project duration: 2017–2019