Site E-75-8: A Slice Through Time

  • Kit Nelson

Abstract

Site E-75-8 is a deeply stratified site that includes Al Jerar Early Neolithic, Middle Neolithic and Late Neolithic occupations. The site is located on a preserved surface on the western side of the El Nabta Playa basin. Deflation of the area around this part of the basin includes erosion of approximately 1.5 to 2 meters of sediment removed to the south of the site. Erosion also has impacted the northern part of the site, deflating approximately 0.5 meters of sediment. This deflation, estimated from the deposits of the modern ground surface, form a gentle slope on the northern edge of the site. To the west of the area excavated during the 1998 and 1999 seasons, the Late Neolithic, and further to the west, the Middle Neolithic components have completely eroded away, exposing Al Jerar deposits at the far western edge of the site.

Keywords

Clay Quartz Sandstone Flare Cretaceous 

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

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