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Report on Fieldwork. Investigation on the Site of Wakarida (Saʿesiʿe Tsʿada Emba Woreda / Tigrai), November 7th-December 6th 2013 (3rd season): Report to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (ARCCH)

Abstract : The third season for the “Archaeological and Epigraphic Investigations in Tigrai Region (Pre-Aksumite & Askumite Period)” took place from November 4th to December 7th, 2013 in Saʿesiʿe Tsʿada Emba woreda, north-eastern Tigrai. It is part of a four year research programme, headed by Dr Iwona Gajda and Dr Fabienne Dugast from the CNRS (Umr 8167 “Orient & Méditerranée” / Paris), and supported by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAEE), the French Centre for Ethiopian Studies (CFEE / Addis Ababa), and the Bureau of Culture and Tourism of the Regional State of Tigrai (BCTRST / Wukro). It comes as a result of a preliminary survey which took place in March 2010, and helped making the choice of the site of Wakarida, in the tabia / district of Sawena, and Saʿesiʿe Tsʿada Emba woreda / region, eastern Tigrai, to start systematic archaeological investigations which begun in March 2011. The site is concerned with three main objectives, as far as its remains are related to: first of all, its remote location, while open in the direction of the Red Sea, may help in considering the relations, whatever they were, between North Ethiopia and South Arabia in the early 1st millennium AD; on the other hand, and according to the chronological sequences, it may give us sufficient elements to make out chronological markers – especially in pottery typology – which are still lacking; finally, as the local landscape looks like a “fossil” one principally subjected to erosion, but ever contrasted during time by men through a patient work of slope and floor valley terracing, it may help us in considering different kind of occupation and settlement all over May Ayni valley and three other ones – Ka ͗ebile, May Weyni and Ambare –, which join up at Demba Bales and Sawena. These three main objectives have therefore a common course: the organisation and evolution of settlement patterns, in both political and cultural aspects, from the time before the emergence of Aksum and after.
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Fabienne Dugast, Iwona Gajda. Report on Fieldwork. Investigation on the Site of Wakarida (Saʿesiʿe Tsʿada Emba Woreda / Tigrai), November 7th-December 6th 2013 (3rd season): Report to the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (ARCCH). [Research Report] French-Ethiopian project of archaeological and epigraphic investigations in Tigrai region, Ethiopia. 2014. ⟨halshs-01146180⟩

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