Recipient Dr Michael Brass, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Date 01 October, 2018
Amount £4810
Summary The main case study is Jebel Moya in the Sudan. The 2019 season will excavate new burials and also habitation levels ranging from 2000 years ago to the late 5th millennium BC, the latter for the first time in a secure recorded context. Materials will be compared with those from the central Sahara and new opportunities discerned to address issues of health, identity, interconnectivity and lifestyle pathways for the Eastern Sahara/Sahel. Furthermore, the site will also contribute to the emerging debate on alternative (pastoral) complexities – mobility, identity and interactions - within and beyond Africa.