Friday, January 07, 2005

Faiyum Neolithic Granaries

I'm like a dog with a bone on this particular subject, I know, but my last word on the granaries until the end of January. Willeke Wendrich (heading the UCLA project in the Faiyum) has said that the team's website will be updated at the end of January with news of the 2003 and 2004 seasons. The team's site is currently out of date but can be found at (it has only the 2002 season - the 2002 page links are broken). But more about excavations at the 2003 season at K-pits in the Faiyum can be found at

In the meantime, the most recent volume of CRE (CRE IV) papers has been published, and includes an article about the Faiyum by Noriyuki Shirai, (Universiteit Leiden), entitled 'Social representation in Fayum Neolithic bifacial technology'. Shirai excavated last year with UCLA and found some highly interesting artefacts which were reported at ICE9

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