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Detailed Project Description

General Information

ID (CGMA ID):
EG232
Project Name:
Dakhleh Oasis Project (DOP)
Project Description:
"The Dakhleh Oasis Project is a long-term regional study of the interaction between environmental changes and human activity in the closed area of the Dakhleh Oasis, Western desert of Egypt, but including the larger area of the Palaeoasis. The study includes all thetime since the first incursion of man inthe Middle Pleistocene to the 21st century farmers, and all the human activity and changing environment for which there is evidence." project website
Project Websites:
Project Sponsors:
the American Research Centre in Egypt
The Royal Ontario Museum
Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities
Monash University
Egyptology Society of Victoria
Dates of Operation:
From: 1977     To: present
Project Languages:
French
English
Metadata Sources:
Churcher/ Mills 1999
project website

Geographical Data

Zone:
Eastern Mediterranean
Country:
Egypt
Province:
Location:
Dakhleh Oasis
Ancient Regions:
Libya

Principal Investigators

Investigator Name:
Mary Mcdonald
Address:
E-mail:
mmcdona@ucalgary.ca
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 403 220 6018 )
Investigator Name:
Anthony J Mills
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 403 220 6018 )
Investigator Name:
C. S. Churcher
Address:
E-mail:
Phone / Fax:
phone:( 403 220 6018 )

Project Map

Elevation Range:
Minimum: 130
Maximum: 325
Project Area:
3125 km2
Map Data Source:
google earth, Churcher 1999
Google™ Earth File:
Project Location:
Project Vertices:

Chronological Coverage

Methodology

Approach:
Extensive
Intensive
Systematic
Non-Systematic
Site Survey
Siteless Survey
Diachronic
Temporally Bounded
Spatial Sampling (off-site):
Full Coverage
Random Sample
Stratified Random Sample
Deliberate Sample
Fieldwalker Spacing
 (average width = 0  m)
No Regular Fieldwalking
Artifact Collection:
Total
Sample
Diagnostic
Grab
Click
Pick
Counting
Weighing
Collection Unit:
Tract   (0 m x 0 m)
Modern Field
Site
Transect
Structure
Scatter/Artifact
Geolocation:
Basemap more detailed than 1:10K
GPS Uncorrected
Basemap 1:10K to 1:50K
GPS Differentially Corrected
Basemap less detailed than 1:50K
GIS
Other:

Special Studies

Artifacts:
Architecture
Ceramics
Lithics
Coins
Metal
Glass
Terracotta
epigraphy
Iconography
Environment:
Geology
Geomorphology
Soil Studies
Stone/Mineral Resources
Hydrology
Climatology
Paleobotany
Dendrochronology
Faunal Osteology
Agriculture
People:
Ritual Studies
Mortuary Studies
Population Data
Ethnography/Ethnology
Written Resources
Cultural Resource Management
Remote Sensing:
Satellite Imagery
Aerial Photography
Geoprospection
Other:
textiles, leather goods
Primary Questions:
Excavation:
YES

Environmental Parameters

Geology:
 Igneous
 Metamorphic
 Sedimentary
Geology Other:
Topography:
 Alluvial Plain
 Coastal Plain
 Continental Plain
 Delta
 Desert
 Gorge
 Hills
 Island
 Isthmus
 Lakeshore
 Mountains
 Peninsula
 Plateau
 River Valley
 Steppe
 Underwater
 Upland Basin
 Urban
 Wadi/Oued
 Wetlands
Topography Other:
Oasis
Climate:
 Climatic Altitudes of Mountains
 Dry-summer Mediterranean
 Dry-summer Steppe
 Highly Oceanic
 Humid and warm summer
 Humid Steppe
 Oceanic
 Permanently Humid
 Semi-desert and Desert
 Steppe
 Sub-Oceanic
 Tropical Semi-desert and Desert
Climate Other:

Bibliography

Entry 1:
AA, VV (1999), Wadi Teshuinat Palaeoenvironment and Prehistory in South-Western Fezzan (Libyan Sahara): Survey and excavations in the Tadrart Acacus, Erg Uan Kasa, Messak Settafet, and Edeyen of Murzug, 1990-1999, Cremasch, Mauro; Di Lernia, Savino, Firenze, 332
Entry 2:
AA, VV (1999), Churcher, C.S.; Mills, A.J., Reports from the Survey of the Dakhleh Oasis 1977-1987, Oxford, Oxbow Books
Entry 3:
McDonald, Mary A. (1982), "The Dakhleh Oasis Project: Report on the Fourth Season of Survey, October 1981-January 1982", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 13, 93-101
Entry 4:
Mills, A.J. (1979), "Dakhleh Oasis Project. Report on the First Season of Survey, October-December, 1978", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 9, 163-185
Entry 5:
Mills, A.J. (1980), "Dakhleh Oasis Project. Report on the Second Season of Survey, September-December, 1979", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 10, 251-282
Entry 6:
Mills, A.J. (1981), "Dakhleh Oasis Project. Report on the Third Season of Survey, September-December, 1980", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 11, 175-192
Entry 7:
Mills, A.J. (1982), "Dakhleh Oasis Project. Report on the Fourth Season of Survey, October 1981-January 1982", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 12, 93-101
Entry 8:
Mills, A.J. (1983), "Dakhleh Oasis Project. Report on the Fifth Season of Survey, October 1982-January 1983", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 13, 121-141
Entry 9:
Mills, A.J. (1984), "Dakhleh Oasis Project. Report on the Sixth Season of Survey: 1983-1984", Journal of the Society for the Study of Egyptian Antiquities, 14, 81-85




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