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date: 10 December 2022

An Archaeology of Pastoralism and Agropastoralism in the Sudanlocked

An Archaeology of Pastoralism and Agropastoralism in the Sudanlocked

  • Michael Brass, Michael BrassUniversity College London
  • Isabelle Vella Gregory, Isabelle Vella GregoryUniversity of Cambridge
  • Ahmed AdamAhmed AdamUniversity of Khartoum
  •  and Rayan AbdallahRayan AbdallahUniversity of Khartoum


What might an archaeology of pastoralism in the Sudan look like? This challenging question is hampered by an uneven archaeological record and a lifestyle that has a long and complex biography. While acknowledging that pastoralism continues to be a part of contemporary life, the period up to the early 1st millennium ce, contemporary with the end of the Meroitic state, was a particularly important period for pastoralism in the Sudan. Moreover, the nature of pastoralism after the 1st millennium ce is significantly different to this period.


  • Archaeology

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