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Discovering the prehistoric cultures of North Africa. A talk by Giulio Lucarini



Discovering the prehistoric cultures of North Africa. A talk by Giulio Lucarini

Ten years of Italian and British archaeology in Egypt and Libya

During the last decade, a number of international archaeological projects yielded major contributions to the reconstruction of the social and cultural dynamics of the North African regions during the last 10.000 years. During that period, the vast area that is now known as the largest hot hyperarid zone of the globe was green and densely populated by human groups interacting with each other.

Giulio Lucarini, Co-Director of the Farafra Archaeological Project, Egypt (ISMEO) and senior member of the Cyrenaican Prehistory Project, Libya (University of Cambridge), will present the most recent results of these two projects, which shed new light on the culturally, socially and artistically vibrant prehistoric communities which populated the regions between the Eastern Sahara and the Southern Mediterranean littoral before the Classical period.


Giulio Lucarini is a research associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, University of Cambridge, and an adjunct professor of Prehistory and Protohistory at the University of Naples L’Orientale. He has participated in and latterly led some of the most innovative archaeological projects currently underway in North Africa, i.e. the Farafra Archaeological Project, Egypt. His research has mainly focused on human adaptations to the environment and on the emergence of food production in the areas between the Sahara and the southern Mediterranean basin.


Date: Tuesday, February 05, 2019

Time: From 7:00 pm To 8:30 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute

In collaboration with : Il Circolo

Entrance : Free


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