Mohammed Nasreldein, MA
- Environmental Archaeology and Agricultural intensification
- Regional cultural history of Sudan
- Food production and plant consumption in the Sudanses Nubia
- Dispersal of crops, crop-proccessing and ancient agricultural systems
2021 – Present PhD Candidate in Archaeological Sciences – Archaeobotany. Eberhard Karls University of Tübingen, Faculty of Mathematics and Life Sciences, Institute of Archaeological Sciences.
2017 – 2020 MA in Archaeology and Sciences, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Archaeology.
Thesis title: Archaeobotany of El-Ga’ab Depression – Western Dongola Reach: A case study of Vegetation Mounds
2018 – 2019 Diploma in Archeology and Conservation, University of Warsaw, Institute of Archaeology, and Nicolaus Copernicus University – Poland, Institute of Archaeology.
The Diploma has been financially supported by the UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Program in Archeology and Conservation.
2010-2015 BA Honours Degree in Archaeology- Second Class, Division One, University of Khartoum, Faculty of Arts, Dept. of Archaeology
Thesis title: Documentation of Archaeological Artifacts at the Sudanese National Cooperation for Antiquities and Museums: Examination and Analysis
2020- Present Lecturer at University of Gezira (Sudan) Deptartment of Archaeology
2016- 2020 Teaching Assistant at University of Gezira (Sudan) Department of Archaeology
2021-Present Coordinator and memorandum initiator for Research and Academic Collaboration Between University of Gezira (UofG) Department of Archaeology and University of Warsaw the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, (PCMA UW).
2020-2022 Head of Training Unit at Professor Abdelsalam Mahmoud Center for Oriental and African Studies, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences – University of Gezira.
2020-2021 Field Director “Paleogenomic Study of the Meroitic Peoples of Kedurma (350 BCE – 350 BC) in Sudanese Nubia’, Project run by Dr. Mohammed Bashir, University of Khartoum, sponsored by the National Geographic Society – USA.
2020-2022 Department Coordinator at Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences – University of Gezira.
2020-2021 Media advertising and public relation for Steering Committee of the Sudanese Archaeologists Association.
2015-2020 Research Assistant at QSAP project (Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project) – the Town of Nauri Project, University of Khartoum.
2016-2015 Research Assistant and Co-Interviewer ‘Nubian Expressions of Identity in Khartoum’, Project run by Dr. Karin Willemse, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, sponsored by the Royal Anthropological Institute and the British Museum – UK.
2015-2016 Librarian Library of Archaeology Department, University of Khartoum.
2015 Conference Organization Assistant “Nubian Living Heritage”, a 2-day seminar organized by the University of Oxford, SOAS University of London and Erasmus University Rotterdam NL, held in Khartoum.
2015-2016 Student Association Leader Leader of a cultural association called “Dahawii el-Balad” (roughly translated: „Dawn of the Nation”) at University of Khartoum, interested in poetry, Sudanese culture, cultural debates, cultural festivals, and community support services.
Other archaeological experience
2018-Present UMMA project (Urban Metamorphosis of the Community of a Medieval African Capital City).
2021 Paleo genomic Study of the Meroitic Peoples of Kedurma (350 BCE – 350 BC) in Sudanese Nubia
2017-2018 QSAP project (Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project – Town of Nauri).
2017 UCL Qatar, ‘Industrial Kush’ Project, Meroe Royal City – Sudan.
2017 Archaeological and Ethnographic Survey of Northern El-Mahas Region.
2017 QSAP project (Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project– Archaeological, Ethnographic and Ecological Project of El-Ga’ab Depression).
2016-2017 QSAP project (Qatar-Sudan Archaeological Project – EL-Khandaq Town Archaeological Project).
2016 Kenya Pipelines Archaeological Project – the Archaeological Survey between Nairobi and Mombasa.
2017 Survey and Excavations of Wadi el-Daan, University of Khartoum Archaeological Mission, Meroe Royal City.
2023 Prof. Ahmed G. Fahmy Memoerial Speaker Award for best African PhD students in Archaeobotany, offered by the committe of the 1oth International Workshop for African Archaeobotany.
2021-Present DAAD Scholarship (German Academic Exchange Service) for PhD in Germany.
2019 German Archaeological Institute in Berlin (DAI), Research Visit.
2018 UNESCO/Poland Co-Sponsored Fellowships Programme in Archaeology and Conservation.
2016 BIEA Graduate Attaché Placement, Awarded by the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi.
2016 Sudan Archaeology Society (SAS) award for Best Dissertation in Archaeology 2016.
Chapters in edited volumes and Articles:
In Press Nasreldein, M. The Sudanese Experience of Promoting Archaeological Heritage, in Richardson (ed) Routledge Handbook of Archaeology and Media in the 21st Century.
2023 “New Discovery of Vegetation mounds and Ancient Military Campsite at el-Matas in El-Ga’ab Depression, Western Dongola, Sudan”. Accepted at SUDAN & NUBIA, The Sudan Archaeological Research Society – London.
2023 “Landscape and Distribution Patterns of the Archaeological Vegetation Mounds in El-Ga’ab Paleolake – Western Dongola, Sudan” Accepted at Der Antike Sudan, Germany.
2021 “Pollen analysis of animal coprolites recovered from vegetation mounds in El-Ga’ab paleolake: evidence for vegetation history of the desert of northern Sudan “. At Plants and Environment, 3(1), India.
2020 “Documenting Archaeological Artefacts at Sudan’s National Corporation for Antiquities and Museums”. At: Sudan Studies: 61: 44-56.
2017 Saving El Mahas Archaeological Sites; North Sudan”. Published online at BIEA BLOG
2022 The colloquium of the Department of Early Prehistory and Quaternary Ecology, Universität Tübingen, October 2022. Paper presented: “Plant exploitation in Post-Medieval Nubia: New Archaeobotanical Insights from Old Dongola (16th-19th Centuries AD).
2022 The 15th International Conference for Nubian Studies, 29 August–4 September 2022 Warsaw. Paper presented: “Economy and subsistence strategies of the Funj period: Preliminary Archaeobotanical evidence from Old Dongola”.
2022 The 6th SUDAN STUDIES RESEARCH CONFERENCE – MUNICH EDITION – June 25, 2022.
Paper presented: “Landscape and Distribution Patterns of the Archaeological Vegetation Mounds in El-Ga’ab Paleolake – Western Dongola, Sudan”.
2022 ERC Starting Grant UMMA. New perspectives on Old Dongola Workshop 14–15. 07. 2022 – Warsaw, Poland. Paper presented: “Economy and subsistence strategies of the Funj period: Preliminary Archaeobotanical evidence from Old Dongola”.
2021 The 25th Biennial Meeting of the Society of Africanists Archaeologists (SAFA), Oxford – Online, August 2021. Paper presented: “Archaeobotanical Investigations of “Vegetation Mounds” in the Western Sudanese Desert”.
2021 The First Conference of the Sudanese Archaeology, Department of Archaeology Al Neelain University, August 2021. Paper Presented: “New Investigation of the Archaeological Vegetation Mounds in El Ga’ab Depression-Western Dongola: An Archaeobotanical Study “.
2018 The 2nd Annual Conference of the Archaeology Department, University of Khartoum, Khartoum (Feb 2018) Paper presented: “Methods of documenting, presenting and preserving archaeological finds: the National Corporation of Antiquities and Museums in the Sudan as an example”.
2018 African Cities workshop, held at the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi – Kenya (Dec 2018). Paper presented: “How and why we became barbers: life histories of the future”.
2016 The 3rd Annual Graduate Conference of the British Institute in Eastern Africa, Nairobi – Kenya (Oct 2016). Paper presented: “Humans and the environment: exploring the role of environmental factors in the early human settlement of the Sudan Nile valley”.