Fred Wendorf's scientific contributions

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Article
This volume details the findings of a reconnaissance survey of seventy-five archaeological sites and the subsequent excavation of ten representative sites on the Sinai Peninsula. Based on field work conducted in 1996 by the Combined Prehistoric Expedition (SPE) in the upper Wadi Grafi Basin, An Archaeological Investigation of the Central Sinai, Egy...

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... However, since then there has been very little evidence to corroborate such an early date, and it has not been widely accepted (see, for instance, the vivid debates in Betts 2014; Zeder and Bar-Oz 2014). Conversely, the growing body of evidence from more recent work undertaken on kites in Sinai and Negev, as well as in Syria, tends to support a later chronological (Eddy and Wendorf 1999;Holzer et al. 2010: 812- 3 and table 1; Nadel et al. 2010Nadel et al. , 2013; Bar-Oz et al. 2011a: 213;Bar-Oz et al. 2011b: 5; for a comprehensive review of this evidence see also Zeder et al. 2013: 121 and table 1). However, data from the joint Italo-Syrian Project in the Palmyra steppe recently provided new evidence supporting the use of kites as early as the Late Neolithic, thereby re-launching the debate on the question of the origins of the phenomenon (Morandi Bonacossi 2014: 37). ...