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Old January 9th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #21

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Great sharing

I am particularly interested in the Pre-Aksumite Period.

But the book states : "This period is not of major concern to us here, and we have very little information about it."

Then it talks about the D`MT civilization that developed in Ethiopia because of the close contacts with South Arabia (Saba') around eighth century BC.

About teh origin of D`MT civilization it says that "in the late second and early first millenium BC the eastern part of the Tigray plateau was in contact with the lowlands of the Sudan and perhaps with the Nile Valley, while the western part was in contact with peoples of the Gash Delta. These two regions of the plateau later became united culturally and politically under the D`MT monarchy."

Then talking about further back in the history it states that "Extremely interesting results have lately come from work in the Gash Delta, indicating the existence of a complex society there in the late 3rd-early 2nd millenium BC; possibly the location of the land of Punt there reinforces this suggestion."

Do we have any further information about this Gash Group Culture ?

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Punt was recently located in modern Eritrea via an DNA test of a baboons hair. And the Gash delta doesn't house any exciting archaeological remains I am aware of, except of pottery fragments.
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Punt was recently located in modern Eritrea via an DNA test of a baboons hair. And the Gash delta doesn't house any exciting archaeological remains I am aware of, except of pottery fragments.
Then which archaeological culture we can attribute to the Land of Punt. Gash Group Culture is the only option I found.
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No clue. Eritrean archaeology is barely developed, so it would be no wonder if there is no archaeological culture at all which would fit with Punt.
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Page 4 of this article by Rodolfo Fattovich mentions the Gash group culture

http://math.uu.se/digitalAssets/9/a_...ttovichAll.pdf

"The development of urbanism in the northern Horn of Africa in ancient and medieval times"

Fattovich seems to have published numerous reports on the ancient Horn of Africa. I think his article "The Development of Ancient States in the Northern Horn of Africa, c. 3000 BC—AD 1000: An Archaeological Outline" (2010) would contain more information on the Gash group culture. It is on JSTOR.
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There are several articles on here that can be accessed for free which discuss various aspects of ancient and modern Ethiopian history:

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Old January 11th, 2017, 07:55 PM   #27

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Thanks @Ighayere

This is what I was looking for.

Butana Group (c. 3800–2700 BC) => Gash Group (c. 2700–1500 BC) => Ona Group A (c. 1500–1000 BC)

In a tomb in Thebes dated to the reign of Pharaoh Amenophis II (Amenhotep II), long-necked pots similar to those made by the Ona people are depicted as part of the cargo in a ship from Punt.
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A good resource for general information on ancient Ethiopia is Stuart Munro-Hay's book Aksum: An African Civilisation of Late Antiquity. The book contains numerous details about the culture of Aksum, including information about their conversion to Christianity.

Here's a link to the book:

http://www.dskmariam.org/artsandlitr.../pdf/aksum.pdf
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Page 4 of this article by Rodolfo Fattovich mentions the Gash group culture

http://math.uu.se/digitalAssets/9/a_...ttovichAll.pdf

"The development of urbanism in the northern Horn of Africa in ancient and medieval times"

Fattovich seems to have published numerous reports on the ancient Horn of Africa. I think his article "The Development of Ancient States in the Northern Horn of Africa, c. 3000 BC—AD 1000: An Archaeological Outline" (2010) would contain more information on the Gash group culture. It is on JSTOR.
Thanks for the links!

I have “Ethiopia – The Unknown land” by Stuart Munro-Hay, and already seen references to that book that you posted the link. I didn’t knew that was available online. Ty!
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Thanks @Ighayere

This is what I was looking for.

Butana Group (c. 3800–2700 BC) => Gash Group (c. 2700–1500 BC) => Ona Group A (c. 1500–1000 BC)

In a tomb in Thebes dated to the reign of Pharaoh Amenophis II (Amenhotep II), long-necked pots similar to those made by the Ona people are depicted as part of the cargo in a ship from Punt.
No problem. Glad you found it helpful.

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Thanks for the links!

I have “Ethiopia – The Unknown land” by Stuart Munro-Hay, and already seen references to that book that you posted the link. I didn’t knew that was available online. Ty!
Sure, no problem.
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