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Title:Excavations in Lakes Province, Southern Sudan
Authors:Robertshaw, PeterISNI
Siiriainen, A.
Periodical:Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa
Geographic term:Sudan
Anthropology and Archaeology
External link:https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/00672708509511360
Abstract:This report presents the results of the archaeological work of the fourth multi-disciplinary expedition to the Southern Sudan by the British Institute in Eastern Africa. The earliest pottery of the area is characterized by comb-impressed decoration often with a zigzag motif. Deposits at Jokpel with undecorated open and hemispherical bowls, but no evidence of ironworking, are probably of later date. Evidence for iron-working is first recorded in association with pottery decorated with woven-mat impressions, and dated to the second half of the first millennium A.D. There appears to be a hiatus in settlement between roughly the end of the first millennium A.D. and the recent past, when several sites were re-occupied as Dinka cattle-camps. Throughout the entire sequence faunal remains include bones of domestic livestock and of a wide range of wild species. App., notes, ref., sum.