Geoarcheology and Chronostratigraphy in the Vicinity of Meroitic Naga in Northern Sudan - a Review

Jonas Berking, Brigitta Schütt

Abstract


The ancient and now abandoned settlement of Naga, had its heyday around 2000 years ago, located in the hinterland of a Nile tributary. Here we present 15 new OSL-dates and four new radiocarbon-ages. Data show that fundamental environmental changes did not take place in the investigation area at least during the past 2000 years; nevertheless, subsystems may have varied significantly.

Quaternary chronology; desert margins; drylands; climatic oscillations; NE Africa; landscape reconstruction

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eTopoi. Journal for Ancient Studies (ISSN 2192-2608)