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Dr Rob Hosfield (Senior Lecturer in Palaeolithic Archaeology, University of Reading) is discussing the MAP's GIS data modelling requirements with colleagues at both Reading and Khartoum, and is preparing GIS workshops to be delivered at the Department of Archaeology in Khartoum in April 2013.

Rob has also recently received research funding from the Royal Geographical Society (Thesiger-Oman Fellowship) to undertake geoarchaeological fieldwork in Sudan in April 2013 (Palaeohydrology of the Nile in Sudan: a geoarchaeological survey of palaeochannels west of Khartoum, Sudan). The fieldwork, in conjunction with grant co-authors Dr Kevin White (Geography & Environmental Science, Reading) and Dr Nick Drake (Geography, King’s College London), comprises a geoarchaeological survey of palaeochannels and associated features (e.g. palaeolakes) associated with the Nile drainage, evaluating the antiquity of ancient fluvial surfaces and identifying modes of lithic technology present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sudan Nile
 
*Sudan Nile, photo from Nasa, under public domain.