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Jebel Moya (Sudan): new dates from a mortuary complex at the southern Meroitic frontier.

Brass M, Schwenniger JL - Azania (2013)

Bottom Line: This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan.Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.Abstract available from the publisher.

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Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan. It reassesses the body of evidence from Sir Henry Wellcome's original 1911-1914 excavations in order to place the site within a firm chronological framework by: (a) applying an attribute-based approach to discern discrete pottery assemblages; and (b) applying initial OSL dates to facilitate the reliable dating of this site for the first time. Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.

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Abu Geili: locally produced wheel-made pottery (from Crawford and Addison 1951: Plate XLIII).
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Figure 10: Abu Geili: locally produced wheel-made pottery (from Crawford and Addison 1951: Plate XLIII).

Mentions: Assemblage 3 is also contemporary with the establishment of a settlement at Sennar, postulated by Addison (1950) to have been a trading station, and of an agro-pastoral settlement at Abu Geili (Addison 1950; Crawford and Addison 1951). Both of these sites are approximately 30 km to the east of Jebel Moya on the banks of the Blue Nile. Assemblage 3 pottery was found at Abu Geili together with locally manufactured wheel-made pottery (Figures 9 and 10) (Crawford and Addison 1951: 44), though not at Sennar, while Meroitic painted pottery was present at both Abu Geili (Figure 11) and Sennar, but not at Jebel Moya. It is during the time of these sites’ notional occupation in the first centuries AD that a southward expansion of Meroe into the western Butana has been postulated (Bradley 1992).


Jebel Moya (Sudan): new dates from a mortuary complex at the southern Meroitic frontier.

Brass M, Schwenniger JL - Azania (2013)

Abu Geili: locally produced wheel-made pottery (from Crawford and Addison 1951: Plate XLIII).
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Figure 10: Abu Geili: locally produced wheel-made pottery (from Crawford and Addison 1951: Plate XLIII).
Mentions: Assemblage 3 is also contemporary with the establishment of a settlement at Sennar, postulated by Addison (1950) to have been a trading station, and of an agro-pastoral settlement at Abu Geili (Addison 1950; Crawford and Addison 1951). Both of these sites are approximately 30 km to the east of Jebel Moya on the banks of the Blue Nile. Assemblage 3 pottery was found at Abu Geili together with locally manufactured wheel-made pottery (Figures 9 and 10) (Crawford and Addison 1951: 44), though not at Sennar, while Meroitic painted pottery was present at both Abu Geili (Figure 11) and Sennar, but not at Jebel Moya. It is during the time of these sites’ notional occupation in the first centuries AD that a southward expansion of Meroe into the western Butana has been postulated (Bradley 1992).

Bottom Line: This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan.Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.Abstract available from the publisher.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY, United Kingdom.

ABSTRACT
This paper proposes a new chronology for the burial complex at Jebel Moya, south-central Sudan. It reassesses the body of evidence from Sir Henry Wellcome's original 1911-1914 excavations in order to place the site within a firm chronological framework by: (a) applying an attribute-based approach to discern discrete pottery assemblages; and (b) applying initial OSL dates to facilitate the reliable dating of this site for the first time. Jebel Moya is re-interpreted as a burial complex situated on the southern periphery of the late Meroitic state, and its potential to serve as a chronological and cultural reference point for future studies in south-central and southern Sudan is outlined.

No MeSH data available.