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Quels passés pour l’Afrique? SAfA meeting 2016

Since the 1970s, the Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) holds a biennial conference dedicated to African archaeology and related research topics. The meetings alternate between Europe and North America and represent, together with the meetings of the Pan-African Archaeological Association (PAA) in Africa, the best opportunity for the Africanist archaeological community to meet and discuss the latest research developments.

In the summer of 2016, the 23rd Biennial SAfA meeting was held at the Université Jean Jaurés of Toulouse (France) between the 26th of June and the 2nd of July. On this occasion, more than 600 delegates came together to present the newest outcome of many research projects currently ongoing from one end of the continent to the other. Scientific communications were organized in 41 sessions. In the evenings, the football matches of the European Championship provided a pleasant input to strengthen relationships between students and researchers from all countries.

Several members of the CRC 806 attended the congress. For Project C2, Alessandro Potì took part at session 27 about “Human-Environment interaction in the late Pleistocene of Africa”. He presented new data on the Iberomaurusian lithic production starting from the test case of the site Ifri El Baroud (Morocco).

 

C2 Poti Fig 1 lhk 2016 09 250pxPresenting Ifri El Baroud.
Photo: Jörg Linstädter

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Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning (TLS) in caves of Moroc...

Terrestrial LiDAR Scanning (TLS) in caves of Morocco

During a field campaign in spring 2010, Terrestrial LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) was used in different limestone caves in n...

Archaeological excavations in Ifri Oudadane, NE-Mo...

Archaeological excavations in Ifri Oudadane, NE-Morocco, 2011

Fieldwork undertaken in 2011 at Ifri Oudadane was – for the time being – the last campaign at this site. Four field seasons (2006,...

Archaeological surveys at the littoral west of the...

Archaeological surveys at the littoral west of the Melilla Peninsula, NE-Morocco, 2011

The Mediterranean littoral west of the Melilla Peninsula and the mountainous hinterland is a very extensive territory. Archaeologi...

Oldest crops in Africa from NE-Morocco

Oldest crops in Africa from NE-Morocco

Oldest crops in Africa from NE-Morocco Our research at coastal sites of NE-Morocco has also included investigations of incipient a...

Micromorphology proves the penning of domesticated...

Micromorphology proves the penning of domesticated sheep and goat in Moroccan Early Neolithic deposits during the middle of the 8th millennium calBP

The coastal site of Ifri Oudadane is one of the most important sites in the Mediterranean Maghreb. Recent excavations have provide...

Determination of snails from the archaeological de...

Determination of snails from the archaeological deposits of Ifri n'Etsedda ("Lions Cave") NE-Morocco

Museum Koenig, Bonn (07.–09.12.2012) The 2012 spring campaign of sub-project C2 in Ifri n'Etsedda, NE-Morocco yielded an enormous...

Geographical on- and off-site studies in the Easte...

Geographical on- and off-site studies in the Eastern Rif, NE Morocco

In the framework of a cooperation with the archaeologists in charge of the Ifri n'Ammar cave excavations (Dr. Josef Eiwanger, Dr....

Excavations in Ifri n'Etsedda ("Lions Cave&qu...

Excavations in Ifri n'Etsedda ("Lions Cave"), NE-Morocco

The 2012 spring campaign of sub-project C2 was dedicated to the excavation of Ifri n'Etsedda, NE-Morocco. Discovered in 2008, the...

Last excavation campaign at the Epipalaeolithic–Ne...

Last excavation campaign at the Epipalaeolithic–Neolithic site of Ifri n’Etsedda, Morocco

Between February and April 2014, the archaeological team of the C2 project carried out the third and last excavation campaign at t...

Stones, Pottery, Dust, and Couscous

Stones, Pottery, Dust, and Couscous

From 18th until 22nd of November 2014, two archaeologists of project C2 (Jörg Linstädter and Alessandro Potì, both University of C...

Science Day in the Neander Valley

Science Day in the Neander Valley

The Neanderthal Museum at Mettmann near Düsseldorf invited the members of the C-Cluster to the first "Science Day" on November 16t...

Moraine formations and speleothem records in north...

Moraine formations and speleothem records in northeastern Morocco

In August 2014, the C2 members Dr. Gilles Rixhon and Melanie Bartz undertook a second field trip to Morocco with the aim of sampli...

2015 Excavation at Ifri El Baroud, the Gunpowder’s...

2015 Excavation at Ifri El Baroud, the Gunpowder’s Cave (NE Morocco)

Between February and April 2015 the C2 archaeo-team went to Morocco to carry out the excavation of Ifri El Baroud (Eastern Rif). I...

Chasing the Sun. From London to Barcelona

Chasing the Sun. From London to Barcelona

In September 2015, Alessandro Potì and Jörg Linstädter (both from project C2) travelled to London to attend the 5th ESHE meeting (...

“La 8ème Rencontre des Quaternaristes Marocains” (...

“La 8ème Rencontre des Quaternaristes Marocains” (RQM8) in Nador (Morocco)

In November 2015, Melanie Bartz, Alessandro Potì and Martin Kehl of the C2 project attended the 8th conference of Quaternary resea...

Quels passés pour l’Afrique? SAfA meeting 2016

Quels passés pour l’Afrique? SAfA meeting 2016

Since the 1970s, the Society of Africanist Archaeologists (SAfA) holds a biennial conference dedicated to African archaeology and...

Rabat 2016. Workshop and lithic analysis

Rabat 2016. Workshop and lithic analysis

On October 20, 2016 the Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine (INSAP) of Rabat (Morocco) organized a on...

 

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