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Bridging the gap between the prehistoric periods in Africa

The workshop will discuss the terminology used in different parts of Africa to describe mainly the Early Stone Age, the Middle Stone Age and the Later Stone Age. The participants will also have the opportunity to examine the archaeological finds from some Moroccan sites.
The workshop will consist of scientists from leading institutions in their own countries and their participation in the workshop will provide expertise and will allow new networks to be built between both researchers and the new generation of early career scientists.
L’Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimoine (INSAP, Rabat) est un établissement supérieur ne relevant pas de l’université qui assure la formation, la recherche scientifique, technologique et l’expertise liés au Patrimoine culturel. Il supervise 23 pro¬grammes de fouilles archéologiques (toutes époques confondues) couvrant l’ensemble du territoire national. L’INSAP effectue également des études d’impact et des fouilles archéologiques de sauvetage liées aux projets d’aménagement.
Plusieurs conventions de coopération lient l’INSAP à des Instituts de recherches et des universités nationaux et internationaux. Pour son rayonnement national et international, il édite une revue et deux collections. Ses enseignants chercheurs collaborent également à des revues et ouvrages internationaux.
www.insap.ac.ma

International Workshop

Bridging the gap between the prehistoric periods in Africa

5th-6th December 2019

Rabat, Morocco

 

Organizing committee :

Abdeljalil Bouzouggar (INSAP, Morocco)

Philippe Fernandez (Aix-Marseille University, France)

Steve Kuhn (University of Arizona, USA)                   

 

 

Day 1 (December 5th)

9.00-9.30

Welcome and Introduction

Session I : Overviews of South and North African Middle Stone Age to Later Stone Age

(Chair : Philippe Fernandez)

09.30—10.00

Abdeljalil Bouzouggar (INSAP, Morocco)

Identity and Timing of the MSA&LSA in Northwest Africa 

10.00-10.30

Alex Mackay (University of Wollongong, Australia)

Revisiting the Middle to Later Stone Age transition in southern Africa: A view from the far south west

10.30-10.45

Discussion

Coffee break

Session II : North Africa during the Upper Pleistocene and the Holocene

(Chair : Guillaume Porraz)

11.00-11.30

Steven Kuhn (University of Arizona, USA)

Global diversity during the Upper Pleistocene : the place of North Africa 

11.30-12.00

Larbi Boudad and Driss Chahid  Mohammed V University, Rabat, Morocco)

Overview on Moroccan Quaternary Geology

12.00-12.30

Fethi Amani (INSAP, Morocco)

Mammifères du Pléistocène moyen et supérieur du Maroc : quelques indicateurs biochronologiques

12.00-12.30

Brahim Ouchaou and Bouchra Bougariane  (Moulay Ismail University, Morocco)

Les faunes du Pléistocène supérieur du Maroc

12.30-12.45

Discussion

12.45-14.30

Lunch

Session III : ESA and MSA in North Africa

(Chair : Steve Kuhn)

14.30-15.00

Abderrahim Mohib (INSAP, Morocco), Rosalia Galloti (Birdeaux University, France), David Lefèvre (Montepellier University, France) and Jean-Paul Raynal (Bordeaux University, France)

The Early Acheulean of Western North Africa : The Thomas Quarry I – L1 case

15.00-15.30

Aïcha Oujaa (INSAP, Morocco)

Les Hommes paléolithiques et néolithiques de la région de Témara.

15.00-15.30

Ismael Sanchez, University of Arizona, USA

TBC

15.30-16.00

Mohammed Abdeljalil El Hajraoui

Les Hommes d’El Mnasra et l’origine du comportement moderne

16.00-16.30

Discussion

Coffee break

16.30-17.00

Fatima-Zohra Rafi  (Hassan II University, Morocco), Hafida Naim (Ibn Tofail University, Morocco), Mohammed Mouhiddine (Hassan II University, Casablanca, Morocco), Rabie Outayad (CNESTEN, Morocco) and Abdeljalil Bouzouggar (INSAP, Morocco)

Petroarchaeology research into the Aterian lithic raw material of Bizmoune cave (Essaouira, Morroco)

17.00-17.30

Benoît Longet, Jean-Pierre Bracco (Aix-Marseille University, France) and Abdeljalil Bouzouggar (INSAP, Morocco)

From the raw material to the evolution of lithic productions during the MSA : The case of the Rhafas cave industry (Jerada, Maroc)

17.30-18.00

Youssef Djellal, Cadiz University, Spain)

An experimental approach to the functional study on the MSA lithics in North Africa.

18.00-18.15

Discussion

 

Day 2 December 6th

Session IV : North and South African MSA and LSA (Chair : Abdeslam Mikdad)

09.00-09.30

Guillaume Porraz (Aix-Marseille University, France)

General trends and regional expressions in the MSA of South Africa, with a focus on Diepkloof

9.30-10.00

Mustapha Nami (Direction du Patrimoine, Rabat, Morocco)

TBC

10.00-10.30

Abdeslam Mikdad (INSAP, Morocco)

L’Ibéromaurusien du Rif oriental: aspects comportementaux et cadre chronologique

10.30-11-00

Nicolas Perrault (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)

A working definition of the Iberomaurusian

11-11.15

Discussion

Coffee break

11.15-12.30

Discussion and concluding remarks (Chair : Steve Kuhn, Philippe Fernandez and Abdeljalil Bouzouggar)

12.30-14.00

Lunch

14.00-17.00

Visit of the Archaeological Museum OR examning the lithics from various sites in Morocco

 

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