(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2009)

Document title

Stratigraphy and sedimentology at Bir Sahara, Egypt : environments, climate change and the Middle Paleolithic

published at : Developments in International Geoarchaeology. Special Issue

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

HILL C.L. (1) ;
(1) Dep. of Anthropology and Environmental Studies Program, State Univ., Idaho, Boise, ETATS-UNIS


Bir Sahara, situated in the eastern Saharan portion of northeast Africa, contains a set of sedimentary sequences that imply episodic changes in climate and environment during the Middle and Late Pleistocene. Some of the stratigraphic contexts are associated with Middle Paleolithic artifact assemblages. The artifact assemblages are typically in sands that underlie deposits composed of high amounts of carbonate or fine clastics (muds) indicative of expanding lakes and wetter climates. The wetter climates may have provided landscapes that were periodically inhabitable by Pleistocene hominids


Thematical fascicle

published at : Catena / ISSN 0341-8162

Editor : Catena, Cremlingen-Destedt - ALLEMAGNE (1973)

Millesime : 2009, vol. 78, no 3 [pp. 250-259]

Bibliographic references : 1 p.

Collation : fig., tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 16767

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