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Settlement and cemeteries of the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic at el-Barga (Kerma Region)

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by M. Honegger — Sudan & Nubia, No 8, published by The Sudan Archaeological Research Society, 2004

Text of Settlement and cemeteries of the Mesolithic and Early Neolithic at el-Barga (Kerma Region)

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    Colour plate XVII.El-Barga. Map of theKerma region with thesites discovered duringthe survey. Mesolithicand Early Neolithicsites are located on theedge of the alluvialplain while the lateroccupations are locatedfurther west.

    Colour plate XVIII.. El-Barga. Examplesof Mesolithic burials where the body of theindividual was inserted into a container made

    with perishable matters (matting, leatherbag). The forced positioning of certain bones,

    notably those of the legs, confirms that thebodies were inserted into small size containers.

    Colour plate XIX. El-Barga. Examples ofjewellery discovered in the Neolithic burials.Right: burial of a child with a hippopotamusivory bracelet and a necklace with bone andamazonite beads. Left: burial of a woman withivory lip plugs found in their original position.

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