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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 (European Society for the Study of Human Evolution), organized in the amazing atmosphere of the British Museum. During the three days of conference they had the opportunity to meet other colleagues working on the Late Pleistocene of Northwest Africa and present some results of the on-going analyses of the project. The congress was followed by the visit of the very famous Palaeolithic site of Swanscombe (County of Kent) and of Down House, the former home of the English naturalist Charles Darwin.

Few weeks later, Alessandro Potì continued to Barcelona to meet Spanish colleague Juan Francisco Gibaja Bao, specialist in lithic use-wear analysis and partner of project C2. Two days were spent together at the Institución Milá y Fontanals (IMF) of the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, selecting archaeological finds from the Upper Palaeolithic site of Ifri El Baroud (NE Morocco) for specific ”traceological analyses” that will identify their functions in detail.

 

 

C2 Poti Fig 1 lhk 250pxExternal view of Down House.
Photo: Alessandro Potì
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Lithic artefacts selected for use-wear analysis.
Photo: Alessandro Potì

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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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