Archives par mot-clé : Lower Awash

Busy and interdisciplinary in the Afar: the AGXIM Project

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The AGXIM* Project

First Awsa Geology-Humanities Interdisciplinary Mission

February 11-24, 2018

By Cécile Doubre, Eloi Ficquet & Lamya Khalidi

* Afar for ‘to be busy’, pronounced agdhim

Introduction to being busy

The first field mission of the AGXIM project took place between February 11th and 24th, 2018. This project directed by Cécile Doubre (IPGS, Strasbourg) and Eloi Ficquet (EHESS, Paris) aims to document human adaptation in the Awsa and Tendaho Basin (Lower Awash valley, Afar). Together with Ethiopian collaborators from Addis Ababa University, Mekele University, the ARCCH and the Afar Bureau of Culture and Tourism, the interdisciplinary team brings together specialists from the Earth Sciences and the Humanities who had previously been working independently in the Afar region for the last decade or more.

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Human-Climate coevolution in the Lake Abhe paleobasin

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Lacustrine paleoenvironments and prehistoric occupations in the Lower Awash and Gobaad Valleys:

first steps to understanding Human-Climate coevolution in the Lake Abhe paleobasin, Central Afar

by Carlo Mologni

 

Carlo Mologni is a PhD student at the Université Côte d’Azur, France (UMR 7329 GEOAZUR and UMR 7264 CEPAM), his research focuses on the Lake Abhe paleobasin, Central Afar (Ethiopia, Djibouti). Within the framework of VAPOR-Afar and PSPCA research projects he  investigates sedimentary archives of the basin with a multi-scalar approach. He presents here his recently completed fieldwork that was supported by a CFEE research grant.

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