The project, 'Recording and Preserving Remains from the Darb Ain Amur', focuses on recording and preserving the remains of human exploitation of the western portion of Kharga Oasis through which several routes, including the Darb Ain Amur run. Project Director: Salima Ikram
The rich rock art and inscribed sites will be checked to evaluate damage since the preceding season, photographed and drawn and previous documentation checked, the collected ceramics recorded, and ancient routes traced to their termini so the material can be prepared for publication and dissemination in forthcoming years. Egyptian and American students will be trained as to how to work on surveys with an emphasis on documentation of ceramics and rock art and inscriptions. A series of lectures and practical work will be provided for the new inspectors at the Kharga taftish so they obtain an overview of the lesser known sites of the oasis and learn about the methodologies used to record these.