Nilotic History on the Rocks: the Macquarie University Mission to El Hosh

  • Tristant, Yann (Chief Investigator)
  • Evans, Linda (Primary Chief Investigator)
  • Pryke, Louise (Chief Investigator)
  • Hardtke, Frederick (Associate Investigator)
  • Claes, Wouter (Associate Investigator)

Project: Research

Project Details


This project aims to investigate the site of El Hosh, one of the most extensive Nilotic rock art sites in Upper Egypt, with an extremely long history of rock art production, some panels dating as far back as the late Paleolithic (including some of the oldest rock art in North Africa). This rich artistic medium will provide insights into the early history and culture of Nilotic communities, with a particular emphasis on the Paleolithic, Epipaleolithic and Predynastic horizons. The project will involve survey recording and interpretation commencing at El Hosh and move to neighbouring areas over successive seasons.
Effective start/end date1/01/1931/12/20