skip to primary navigationskip to content
 

Discovering the artists of the Eastern Sahara

last modified May 23, 2014 02:33 PM
Dr Guilio Lucarini of the McDonald Institute of Archaeological Research identifies recently discovered rock art found in Farafra as Neolithic.

 

Recently discovered rock art on the walls of a cave in the Egyptian Western Desert has been provisionally dated by Cambridge University archaeologist, Dr Guilio Lucarini, as between 6,000 and 7,000 years old, created at least 1,000 years before the building of the pyramids. The drawings add weight to
the argument that Egyptian culture drew on cultural influences from
Africa and not only from the Near East. 

Read the whole article here: http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/discovering-the-artists-of-the-eastern-sahara#sthash.9KMJMdL4.dpuf

Upcoming events

Texture and temporality - identifying routine in the Must Farm pile-dwelling settlement assemblage

Feb 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

PalMeso Seminar Series

Feb 25, 2019

Seminar Room, LCHES, Fitzwilliam Street

Field Archaeology: Methods and Mayhem

Feb 25, 2019

McDonald Institute Seminar Room, Courtyard Building, Downing Street

Queer(y)ing the Past: An Afternoon of Alternative Archaeology - with wine!

Feb 26, 2019

Henry Wellcome Building, Fitzwilliam Street

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit

Feb 26, 2019

Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, Seminar Room, Mond Building, Free School Lane

Computational & Digital Archaeology Laboratory Seminar Series

Feb 26, 2019

South Lecture Room, Department of Archaeology, Downing Street

CLANS (Cambridge Late Antiquity Network Seminar Series)

Feb 26, 2019

Room B16, David Williams Building, Faculty of Law

Upcoming events

An Oral History of the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research