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Title: The Middle Holocene Shell Mound of El Gouna on the Red Sea (Egypt)
Authors: Vermeersch, Pierre ×
Van Peer, Philip
Rots, Veerle
Van Kerckhoven, Liesbeth
Van Neer, Willem #
Issue Date: 2005
Publisher: Boston University
Series Title: Journal of Field Archaeology vol:30 issue:4 pages:435-442
Abstract: In the El Gouna (Hurghada) area on the Red Sea of Egypt, a Middle Holocene shell mound from around 5800 b.p. (uncalibrated radiocarbon years before A.D. 1950) has been tested by a restricted excavation. Collection of shellfish on the Red Sea shore provided subsistence opportunities for Middle Holocene groups coeval with the Early Predynastic Tasian of the Nile Valley. The El Gouna site demonstrates for the first time that shell mounds exist near the Egyptian Red Sea shore.
ISSN: 0093-4690
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Archaeology, Leuven
Ecology, Evolution and Biodiversity Conservation Section
Division of Geography & Tourism
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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