Between 1977 and 1986 an Italian expedition from the Sapienza University of Rome carried out six diggings campaigns in the well-known predynastic site of Maadi (IV mill. B.C.). The investigation, conducted by the Italian Expedition for the Researches in Egypt and Sudan under the direction of S. M. Puglisi and A. Palmieri, covered an area of around 450sqm. The excavation was located in the eastern part of the ancient settlement, diametrically opposite to the more recent diggings executed by the German Archaeological Institute. The study of the documentation, still unpublished except for some preliminary papers, has been resumed by the authors. This material represents the occasion to complete the information contained in the past monographs about the first excavations done at Maadi, deepening the stratigraphic aspect which is fundamental for the understanding of the dynamics of formation and development of the site and in general of the Lower Egypt Predynastic culture, and to reconsider this site in the light of the latest researches made in the Nile Delta. The present paper delivers preliminary results from the ongoing study and it is especially focused on the characteristics of the archaeological stratigraphy and on pottery and lithic assemblages.

Between 1977 and 1986 an Italian expedition from the Sapienza University of Rome carried out six diggings campaigns in the well-known predynastic site of Maadi (IV mill. B.C.). The investigation, conducted by the Italian Expedition for the Researches in Egypt and Sudan under the direction of S. M. Puglisi and A. Palmieri, covered an area of around 450sqm. The excavation was located in the eastern part of the ancient settlement, diametrically opposite to the more recent diggings executed by the German Archaeological Institute. The study of the documentation, still unpublished except for some preliminary papers, has been resumed by the authors. This material represents the occasion to complete the information contained in the past monographs about the first excavations done at Maadi, deepening the stratigraphic aspect which is fundamental for the understanding of the dynamics of formation and development of the site and in general of the Lower Egypt Predynastic culture, and to reconsider this site in the light of the latest researches made in the Nile Delta. The present paper delivers preliminary results from the ongoing study and it is especially focused on the characteristics of the archaeological stratigraphy and on pottery and lithic assemblages.

RESEARCHES OF THE SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY OF ROME IN THE SITE OF MAADI (LOWER EGYPT): TOPOGRAPHY AND ARTEFACTS IN A CHRONOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVE

BAJEOT, JADE;ZAMPETTI, Daniela
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Between 1977 and 1986 an Italian expedition from the Sapienza University of Rome carried out six diggings campaigns in the well-known predynastic site of Maadi (IV mill. B.C.). The investigation, conducted by the Italian Expedition for the Researches in Egypt and Sudan under the direction of S. M. Puglisi and A. Palmieri, covered an area of around 450sqm. The excavation was located in the eastern part of the ancient settlement, diametrically opposite to the more recent diggings executed by the German Archaeological Institute. The study of the documentation, still unpublished except for some preliminary papers, has been resumed by the authors. This material represents the occasion to complete the information contained in the past monographs about the first excavations done at Maadi, deepening the stratigraphic aspect which is fundamental for the understanding of the dynamics of formation and development of the site and in general of the Lower Egypt Predynastic culture, and to reconsider this site in the light of the latest researches made in the Nile Delta. The present paper delivers preliminary results from the ongoing study and it is especially focused on the characteristics of the archaeological stratigraphy and on pottery and lithic assemblages.
Between 1977 and 1986 an Italian expedition from the Sapienza University of Rome carried out six diggings campaigns in the well-known predynastic site of Maadi (IV mill. B.C.). The investigation, conducted by the Italian Expedition for the Researches in Egypt and Sudan under the direction of S. M. Puglisi and A. Palmieri, covered an area of around 450sqm. The excavation was located in the eastern part of the ancient settlement, diametrically opposite to the more recent diggings executed by the German Archaeological Institute. The study of the documentation, still unpublished except for some preliminary papers, has been resumed by the authors. This material represents the occasion to complete the information contained in the past monographs about the first excavations done at Maadi, deepening the stratigraphic aspect which is fundamental for the understanding of the dynamics of formation and development of the site and in general of the Lower Egypt Predynastic culture, and to reconsider this site in the light of the latest researches made in the Nile Delta. The present paper delivers preliminary results from the ongoing study and it is especially focused on the characteristics of the archaeological stratigraphy and on pottery and lithic assemblages.
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