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Society for the study of pre-pharaonic cultures of the Nile Valley

Launched in 1990 out of the need to provide a platform for the growing interest and activity in the fields of Prehistory, Egyptology, Archaeology and Ethnology, Archéo-Nil aims to promote the study of  pre-pharaonic civilisation in the region of North East Africa.

At the crossroads of several disciplines, Archéo-Nil has developed its activities in two main directions: firstly, to provide support for professionals, within the framework of academic institutions (CNRS, Universities and Institutes); and secondly, to provide a platform for the dispersal of this knowledge to the wider community.

A/Prof. Yann Tristant has been president of Archéo-Nil since 2011. The former President and founder of Archéo-Nil is Prof. Béatrix Midant-Reynes, emeritus CNRS research director and former director of the French Institute in Cairo (2010-2015).

An annual thematic journal is a significant aspect of the society's scientific activity.

Scholars are regularly invited to present the results of their research to the public.

To date Archéo-Nil boasts over a hundred members that include, students, full subscribers, benefactors and donors. Our members include many people within the International academic community.

 


 

By the 5th millennium B.C., the inhabitants of the Nile Valley had already started to organise themselves into village communities. They had begun the practice of agriculture and animal husbandry. Funerary goods that accompanied some of the dead reveal a complex society whose people did not enjoy equal rights and in which the elite asserted their status through the possession of luxurious objects (flint knives, palettes, copper objects, etc). Writing appears towards 3200 BCE with the first kings of Egypt, regrouped into the so-called Dynasty "0". During an accelerated process of social acculturation, these communities witnessed the advent of a new epoch, namely the emergence of the State that would eventually lead to the Pharaonic Period.

Archéo-Nil encompasses all themes that are devoted to this period, from the development of the first agricultural communities during the Neolithic through until the Early Dynastic Periods. Studies published in the Archéo-Nil Journal cover a wide and diverse geographical area including the Nile Valley and neighbouring deserts, extending into Central Africa, the Sahara and the Eastern Mediterranean Sea. The themes that concern the Archéo-Nil focus upon methodological, theoretical and practical implications.

News

11/01/2021

Lecture about the Narmer Palette

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The 2021 Annual General Meeting was held on January 11, 2021. It was followed by the conference of M. Dominique Farout on the Narmer Palette.

The video recording of the lecture is available for Archéo-Nil members on their reserved member access area.

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News

11/01/2020

Release of Archéo-Nil volume 30

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Archéo-Nil 30 is now available. It was sent to all members up to date with their 2020 membership fee at the beginning of December 2020 and is available for purchase from Cybèle bookshop. The volume includes a thematic dossier on violence during the Prehistoric and Predynastic periods as well as original articles on King Scorpion, a flint boat model, the statue of Hetepdief in the Egyptian Museum, and more. The Annual Bibliography prepared by Stan Hendrickx and Wouter Claes is available electronically, for all Archéo-Nil members first, then on Archéo-Nil website six months after the release of the journal.

News

 11/01/2020

Annual Addition of the Analytical Bibliography

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Download the annual additions of the Analytical Bibliography of the Prehistory and the Early Dynastic Period of Egypt and Northern Sudan prepared by Stan Hendrickx and Wouter Claes. Annual additions  are now available on the website. You can download them here

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 11/01/2020

New Website

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On the occasion of its 30th anniversary, Archéo-Nil is getting a new look with a new website that is clearer, more interactive with new content!

We have completely overhauled the site's aesthetics and visuals, as well as the navigation experience and content. We now present in detail our different activities and members have a reserved Member Access. All Archéo-Nil articles published before 2017 are now available for free downloading.

Enjoy!

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Archéo-Nil

Archéo-Nil

Archéo-Nil is a non-profit society created in 1990 to promote the study of the pre-pharaonic cultures of the Nile valley (newsletters, conferences, exhibitions, conferences, etc.) and to assist associated research and archaeological expeditions.”Archéo-Nil is a non-profit society created in 1990 to promote the study of the pre-pharaonic cultures of the Nile valley (newsletters, conferences, exhibitions, conferences, etc.) and to assist associated research and archaeological expeditions.

                

Archéo-Nil

Collège de France

11 Place Marcelin Berthelot

75231 Paris

France

secretariat@archeonil.fr

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