Investigating the ironworking remains in the Royal City of Meroe, Sudan

Christopher Carey, Frank Stremke, Jane Humphris

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Abstract

This paper provides an interpretation of the ironworking deposits found at Meroe, Sudan. Data is synthesised from recent surface survey, geoprospection surveys, excavation and radio-carbon dating. These data are combined with a reanalysis of the earlier Shinnie Grid 50 Line 50m excavation. The slag heaps so far investigated date to either early (Napatan) periods or are late in the sequence (Late – Post Meroitic). Significantly, little evidence of ironworking has been found in the period between c. 300BC – 300AD, when Meroe was the capital of the Kingdom of Kush, and indicates a reorganisation of the industrial base of the city.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)432-449
Number of pages17
JournalAntiquity
Volume93
Issue number368
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 11 Apr 2019

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Keywords

  • Meroe
  • Sudan
  • Excavation
  • Ironworking
  • Chronology
  • Spatial distribution

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Carey, Christopher ; Stremke, Frank ; Humphris, Jane. / Investigating the ironworking remains in the Royal City of Meroe, Sudan. In: Antiquity. 2019 ; Vol. 93, No. 368. pp. 432-449.
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