Fourth Cataract (Sudan), 2008

Fourth Cataract (Sudan)

Fourth Cataract (Shemkhiya, el-Ar and Umm Saffaya)

Dates of work: 19 December 2007–3 February 2008

Director: Dr. Bogdan Żurawski, archaeologist (Research Center for Mediterranean Archaeology, Polish Academy of Sciences)
NCAM representative: Fathiya Abd er-Rahman
Archaeologists: Anna Błaszczyk, Jarosław Święcicki, Magdalena Włodarska (all freelance)
Anthropologist: Prof. Karol Piasecki (Social Anthropology Department, Institute of Sociology and Psychology, Szczecin University)
Photographer: Marcin Jamkowski (freelance)
Student-trainees: Martyna Mazur, Alicja Pląskowska (Institute of Prehistory, University of Poznań), Łukasz Zieliński (Institute of Archaeology, University of Warsaw)

Exploration of a post-Meroitic tumulus cemetery near Ab Naqaqir (El-Ar 1) with rich grave deposits (ceramics, a copper alloy vessel and a leather shield). Extensive research on the early Christian, Kerma Period and Late Meroitic cemeteries. The concession area has been surveyed on foot and covered by aerial photographs taken from a kite.

[Text: PAM]

B. Żurawski: