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Title:Pictures and Pots from Pastoralists. Investigations into the Prehistory of the Ennedi Highlands in Northeast Chad
Authors:Keding, Birgit
Lenssen-Erz, TilmanISNI
Pastoors, Andreas
Periodical:Sahara: Prehistory and History of the Sahara
Geographic term:Chad
Subjects:rock art
Stone Age
Iron Age
History and Exploration
Anthropology and Archaeology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Abstract:Since 2003, members of the ACACIA research programme of the University of Cologne (Germany) have passed three seasons of field research in the Ennedi Highlands, northeastern Chad, mainly in the central and eastern parts of the region. The Ennedi Highlands are particularly suitable for the purpose of tracing a regional form of transition from the Neolithic to the use and production of iron. The large number of new discoveries includes 148 rock art sites that were recorded during the research, among them 132 hitherto unknown sites. Systematic surveying also led to the discovery of 262 new archaeological sites and seven excavations were carried out. This paper gives a rough overview of the discoveries, their character and a first assessment of their potential for new insights into the cultural history of the Ennedi Highlands during the Holocene. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. in Italian, English and French. [Journal abstract]