Amara West and the shrinking Nile

Woodward, Jamie and Macklin, Mark (2017) Amara West and the shrinking Nile. In: Amara West: living in Egyptian Nubia. British Museum. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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Abstract

A series of well-preserved old river channels is a distinctive feature of the landscape around Amara West. One of the palaeochannels lies immediately north of the town: it may have been much like the small channel beside Ernetta Island today (below). The dried-up channel at Amara West raises key questions, fundamental to our understanding of life here. When did flow in this channel cease to be permanent? Was the town founded on an island? Was the abandonment of the town linked to the failure of this channel and resulting changes to living conditions?

Keywords:paleogeographical, Amara West, River, desert, landscape
Subjects:L Social studies > L725 Historical Geography
F Physical Sciences > F810 Environmental Geography
Divisions:College of Science > School of Geography
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Deposited On:16 Mar 2018 10:30

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