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PRELIMINARY REPORT ON GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INWEST SAQQARA
PRELIMINARY REPORT ON GEOARCHAEOLOGICAL RESEARCH INWEST SAQQARA

Author(s): Jerzy Trzciński, Fabian Welc, Kamil O. Kuraszkiewicz
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: geoarchaeology; geomorphology; west Saqqara

Summary/Abstract: In the 2007 season, comprehensive geoarchaeological and geomorphological research was carried out, concentrating on the examination of exposures (sections) from both earlier and current fieldwork. The chief objective of the examination was to identify genetically individual rock layers and to determine their age, as well as reconstruct ancient topography and climate. In the end it proved possible to establish the relations between geomorphology and the geological and archaeological layers in the excavated area. The present research included geomorphological analysis of the excavated area and immediately adjacent ground, geological research on exposures in the excavated area (sedimentological and petrographical analyses), field documentation of the exposures.

  • Issue Year: 2010
  • Issue No: XIX
  • Page Range: 194-208
  • Page Count: 15
  • Language: English