Dr. Huda Mohammed
& Prof. Yahia Tahir

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Joint Presentation:

Dr. Huda Mohammed

TITLE: Archaeologist (Khartoum, Sudan)
SPECIALTY AREA:  Archaeologist (Prehistory)

Prof.
Yahia Tahir

TITLE: Director of the El Ga’ab Archaeological Project
SPECIALTY AREA: Archaeologist

PRESENTATION ABSTRACT 1: Pottery in the Early Holocene (10,000 – 7,000 BP) Archaeology in El’ Ga’ab Depression West of Dongola

Fri., 10/01/21 • 11:15am est • Session A

El Ga’ab is about 123 km long depression in the Western Dongola Reach in northern Sudan. It is one of the important Holocene paleaolakes and channels in the area. During the early and mid-Holocene, humans settled near water sources and the periods were wetter than today. The Early Holocene (10,000-7,000 BP) is known as Mesolithic and associated with the first appearance of pottery. The archaeological material was collected systematically from the surface using a grid system in three sites prior to lack of stratigraphy in the area. About 339 pottery sherds were collected and analyzed. The most common pottery pattern decoration was the dotted line (15.6%), arch-shaped (1.2%), unclear (3.8%) and un-decorated (38.8%). However, the pottery of El Ga’ab is similar to that of the north Western Desert sites; south of the Western Desert sites, and in central and eastern Sudan in decoration patterns, including wavy lines and pottery paste.

Bios:
Dr. Huda Mohammed
Prof. Yahia Tahir

Dr. Huda Mohammed

Biography

Dr. Huda Abdalla Khalid Mohammed is a Sudanese national with a B.A. in Archaeology, University of Khartoum (2013); M.A. in Archaeology, University of Khartoum (2017), and a Ph.D. in Archaeology (Prehistory), University of Khartoum (2021). She has published two papers and has been an experienced team member of the El Ga’ab Archaeological Project, 2014-2019; El Mahas Archaeological Project, 2017-2018; and the El Sikot Archaeological Project, 2019-2021.

Prof. Yahia Tahir

Biography

Prof.  Yahia Fadl Tahir has a Ph.D. in Zoology and a Ph.D. in Archaeology (Environmental Archaeology) from the University of Khartoum (1985-2007). He is a professor in the Department of Archaeology, and department head from 2007-2010, and the Deputy Dean Faculty of Graduate College, from 2020 to present. He has published more than 50 papers and presented at 10 international conferences. He has been the Director of the El Ga’ab Archaeological Project in Sudan from 2009 to present. papers and presented at 10 international conferences.  He has been the Director of the El Ga’ab Archaeological Project in Sudan from 2009 to present.

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