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278 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white (66 plates in colour)

Published Feb 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology

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Hardback: 9781789690439

Digital: 9781789690446

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Keywords
Taymāʾ; Saudi Arabia; Arabian Peninsular; Red Sea; Oasis; Archaeology; Excavations

Taymā’: Multidisciplinary Series on the Results of the Saudi-German Archaeological Project 1

Taymā’ I: Archaeological Exploration, Palaeoenvironment, Cultural Contacts

Edited by Arnulf Hausleiter, Ricardo Eichmann, Muhammad al-Najem

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This is the first of a series of books reporting on a Saudi-German archaeological project at Taymā’; the current archaeological exploration of the oasis is contextualised with previous and ongoing research within the region, while offering a first overview of the settlement history of the site, possibly starting more than 6000 years ago.

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Contents

Foreword – HRH Prince Sultan bin Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Sa‘ud
Introduction – Ali bin Ibrahim al-Ghabban
Preface – Arnulf Hausleiter and Ricardo Eichmann

ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXPLORATION ; 
The Archaeological Exploration of the Oasis of Tayma? – Arnulf Hausleiter and Ricardo Eichmann

PALAEOENVIRONMENT, VEGETATION, AND WATER MANAGEMENT ; 
Palaeoenvironmental Changes at Tayma’ as Inferred from Sabkha Infill – Max Engel, Nicole Klasen, Andreas Ginau, Martin Patzke, Anna Pint, Peter Frenzel, and Helmut Brückner
Tayma’ Oasis (Saudi Arabia) and its Surroundings – a First Synthesis of the Flora, Vegetation, Natural Resources, and Floral History – Harald Kürschner and Reinder Neef
Early to Middle Holocene Vegetational Development, Climatic Conditions and Oasis Cultivation in Tayma’: First Results from Pollen Spectra out of a Sabkha – Michèle Dinies, Reinder Neef, and Harald Kürschner
The Water Management of Tayma’ and Other Ancient Oasis Settlements in the North-Western Arabian Peninsula – a Synthesis – Kai Wellbrock, Peter Voß, Benjamin Heemeier, Patrick Keilholz, Arno Patzelt, and Matthias Grottker

CULTURAL CONTACTS ; 
Ägypten und Arabien – Gunnar Sperveslage
Untersuchungen zu den ‘arabischen’ Toponymen und zur Rezeption der ‘Araber’ in den historischen Quellen der Assyrer – Ariel M. Bagg

About the Author

Arnulf Hausleiter is researcher at the DAI’s Orient Department for the Tayma’ project, funded by the German Research foundation (DFG). He has been field director of the excavations at Tayma’ since 2004 and has co-directed the project with Ricardo Eichmann.

Ricardo Eichmann is director of the Orient Department at the German Archaeological Institute in Berlin. He is the head of the German component of the Tayma’ project and has co-directed it with Arnulf Hausleiter.

Muhammad al-Najem is head of the Antiquities Office of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage (SCTH) and director of the Museum of Archaeology and Ethnography at Tayma’, Province of Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.

Reviews

In sum, all scholars and students of Arabia’s past will want to acquire this volume. It represents a first, fundamental, and substantial stepping-stone towards a comprehensive understanding of the long history and development of the Taymā᾿ Oasis. - Lloyd Weeks (2021): Bibliotheca Orientalis