René-Pierre Dissaux

Study engineer in archaeology at the CNRS (since 2001), Sudan specialist. He was a draughtsman-archaeologist for the French Section of Sudanese Antiquities from 1979 to 1982. Since 1979, he has participated in numerous french excavation programms in Sudan (el-Hobagi, Kadada, Ghaba, el-Hassa, Gism el-Arba, Zankor, Abou Soufyan and Saï). He has also taken part in training Sudanese and French students by teaching initiation to archaeological drawing classes in Charles de Gaulle-Lille 3 University as well as in the archaeological field school (SFDAS/NCAM) in el-Hassa.

On field, he is more specifically in charge of studying artefacts, object drawing, drawing plans and handling of the archives of the excavation data.

Selective bibliography :

- In collaboration with J. Reinold, La nécropole néolithique d’El-Kadada au Soudan Central, Recherche sur les civilisations, Paris, 2008.

- In collaboration with P. Lenoble, Du Méroïtique au Post-méroïtique dans la région méridionale du Royaume de Méroé, IFAO, Le Caire, à paraître en 2010.

- with P. Lenoble, Abd el Rahman Ali Mohamed « La fouille du tumulus à enceinte el Hobagi III » dans Meroïtic Newsleter n° 25, Paris, 1994 p. 53-87.

- with P. Lenoble, « The spirit’s dance in Africa : evolution, transformation, and continuity in sub-Sahara », dans Gallery Amrad African Arts Publications, Québec, 1997. 

- with Kh. A. Eisa et Br. Gratien, « Prospections le long du Nil Blanc. Quatrième et cinquième saisons (2002-2004) », CRIPEL 24, 2004, p.177-191. 

- with B. Gratien, S. Marchi « Gism el Arba - Habitat 2- Campagne 2005-2006 » dans Kush 19, Khartoum, 2008, p. 21-35.

Latest releases

Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom

"Palaces and large residences of the Meroitic Kingdom", by Marc Maillot, Sorbonne University Press/SFDAS editions. Two volumes, 64 euros.

Funerary customs in the kingdom of Meroe

Vincent FRANCIGNY Paris, Editions Boccard, 2017 ISSN 2101-3195 - ISBN 978-2-7018-0520-7

History and civilizations of Sudan

The pyramids of Meroe made generations of travelers dream, but Sudan of which they are the emblem remains largely unknown. Hence this encyclopedic work, the first synthesis of (...)