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EDINBURGH Joanne Rowland: The Discovery and Rediscovery of Merimde Beni Salama from the Middle Palaeolithic until 2017

  • Augustine United Church 41 George IV Bridge Edinburgh EH1 1EL (map)

This lecture focuses on research at the prehistoric settlement site of Merimde Beni Salama along the western Nile Delta fringes. The site was discovered in the late 1920s during the Austrian West Delta Expedition, but has also been investigated by Egyptian, German, and most recently British projects, each with a particular aim, and very much of their time.  The talk also explores how the Neolithic settlers at the site rediscovered the earlier Palaeolithic activity.

Dr Joanne Rowland is a lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh.