Neolithic Mounds of Tassili and Amguid in the Satellite Google Maps

Archaeogate, Article 1513, SSN 1973-2953, (2013)

4 Pages Posted: 9 May 2016

Date Written: January 9, 2013

Abstract

The Sahara has numerous graves from the Neolithic period. In most cases, these tombs are sepulchers covered by mounds of stones. In particular, the burial enclosures known as keyhole tombs are quite common. The mounds, which were built by the ancient populations that lived in what once was a “Green Sahara”, are visible in the satellite images of Google Maps. In particular, due to a high enough resolution, we can see some of the mounds of the regions of Tassili and Amguid in Algeria.

Keywords: Archaeology, Neolithic Period, Satellite Images, Sahara, Remote Sensing

Suggested Citation

Sparavigna, Amelia Carolina, Neolithic Mounds of Tassili and Amguid in the Satellite Google Maps (January 9, 2013). Archaeogate, Article 1513, SSN 1973-2953, (2013), Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2776906

Amelia Carolina Sparavigna (Contact Author)

Polytechnic University of Turin ( email )

Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24
Torino, Torino 10129
Italy

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