Erg Admer

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Erg Admer
Erg Admer with rock containing gravings of La vache qui pleure
Erg Admer with rock containing gravings of La vache qui pleure
CountryAlgeria
Elevation
730 m (2,400 ft)

The Erg Admer is a large erg or field of sand dunes in the Sahara Desert. Situated in the Illizi Province west of the oasis town of Djanet in south-eastern Algeria,[1] the erg covers an area some 20 km wide by some 100 km large north to south. It originates in the centre of Tassili n'Ajjer, towards Essendilène and extends southwards to reach Ténéré at the Niger border.

Assemblages of lithic industry have been discovered, such as Acheulean and Aterian hand axes. To the east of Erg Admer there is the Tighaghart with La vache qui pleure rock gravings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Malika Hachid, Le Tassili des Najjer. Aux sources de l'Afrique, 50 siècles avant les pyramides, éditions Paris-Méditerranée, 1998, ISBN 2-84272-052-0, p. 133.
  2. ^ Joseph Ki-Zerbo, General History of Africa I. Methodology and African History, éditions Abridged, 1990, ISBN 92-3-101-707-1, p. 592-594.

Coordinates: 24°13′N 9°14′E / 24.217°N 9.233°E / 24.217; 9.233