Recipient Dr Evan Hill
Date 01 September, 2021
Amount £10,000 (Post Doctoral Writing Fellowship)
Summary The Haua Fteah is perhaps the most important cave sequence in North Africa. In the re-evaluation of the archaeology of the cave led by Graeme Barker, we found a substantial number of shell beads of varying ages, from ~100,000 to 9,000 years old. While these objects (which are of international significance because they are some of the oldest known shell beads associated with Early Modern Humans), have been known about for some time, no opportunity has presented itself for them to be properly recorded and written up. This application is to support the detailed analysis, recording, photography and publication of this important assemblage.