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Cultural diversity in the Middle Nile Valley. Reconstructing biographies in the periphery of urban centres in northern Sudan during the Bronze Age

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Project "DiverseNile" data sheet

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Coordinator
LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN 

Organization address
address: GESCHWISTER SCHOLL PLATZ 1
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539
website: www.uni-muenchen.de

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 Coordinator Country Germany [DE]
 Total cost 1˙999˙522 €
 EC max contribution 1˙999˙522 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2019-COG
 Funding Scheme ERC-COG
 Starting year 2020
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2020-04-01   to  2025-03-31

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1    LUDWIG-MAXIMILIANS-UNIVERSITAET MUENCHEN DE (MUENCHEN) coordinator 1˙999˙522.00

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 Project objective

One of the biggest scientific challenges for archaeology is to move away from established concepts of cultural categories such as static views of culture, which are not suitable to describe realities of ancient lives. Significant work on the complex encounters between Egyptian and Nubian groups in the Middle Nile was conducted by recent projects including my ERC-2012-StG AcrossBorders. They introduced the modern approach of ‘cultural entanglement’ to the main urban sites, but left the peripheries unaddressed. Based on recent successful results, it is now timely to investigate the actual cultural diversity of Middle Nile groups focusing on the periphery of the main centres. The project will explore a crucial part of northern Sudan as a case study to reconstruct Bronze Age biographies (c 1650–1200 BCE) beyond the present categories ‘Egyptian’ and ‘Nubian’. The main hypothesis is that cultural diversity becomes archaeologically more visible in the peripheral zones of the central sites. We need to investigate the regional cultural relations within the peripheries in order to catch a more direct cultural footprint than in state built urban centres. Based on the PI’s excellent knowledge of Bronze Age settlements and material culture in the Nile Valley, she will test with new excavations in a cultural borderscape whether it is feasible to disentangle sites from previous classifications. By applying the new concept of ‘Biography of the landscape’ in conjunction with the ‘contact space’ model, she intends to investigate whether degrees of diversity relate to the peripheral location of sites, which may also be influenced by the geographical topography. Beyond the impact for archaeology, the project’s innovative theoretical approach together with a large set of interdisciplinary methods such as neutron activation and isotope analysis offers a long-overdue input to general questions of border studies, which are also essential to understand the role and function of main centers.

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