The Lower Palaeolithic in Upper Egypt
Project funded by own resources
Project title The Lower Palaeolithic in Upper Egypt
Principal Investigator(s) Le Tensorer, Jean-Marie
Jagher, Reto
Organisation / Research unit Departement Umweltwissenschaften / Urgeschichte (Le Tensorer)
Project start 01.11.2012
Probable end 31.12.2019
Status Completed

Egypt with its oasis along river Nile occupies a strategic position for the movements of early hominids on their journey out of Africa beginning around 1.9 million years. Recent discoveries near the town of Bilbeis (Upper Egypt) and Wadi Haqul (Governorate of Suez) By Wolfgang Schad shed new light on Egypt's early history. The archaic pebble culture from Bilbeis and the Acheulean from the alluvial deposits along Wadi Haqul are important complements undastanding the early history of the Middle East. The current fieldwork and studies are part of the ongoing research by the IPNA of the Lower Palaeolithic in the Levant.

Financed by University funds
Other funds

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