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Collection: The Archaeological Heritage of Oman

Published in co-operation with the Ministry of Heritage and Culture, Sultanate of Oman, this numbered book series presents monographs and excavation reports.

Series co-ordinator: Dennys Frenez (University of Bologna)

Standing order reference: AHO

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The Early Iron Age Metal Hoard from the Al Khawd Area (Sultan Qaboos University), Sultanate of Oman

ed. Nasser S. Al-Jahwari et al.

Numerous metallic artefacts, deposited in a hoard in ancient times, came to light by chance on the campus of the Sultan Qaboos University in Al Khawd, Sultanate of Oman. Mostly fashioned from copper, these objects compare well with numerous documented artefact classes from south-eastern Arabia assigned to the Early Iron Age (1200–300 BCE).

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Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Prehistoric Fisherfolk of Oman: The Neolithic Village of Ras Al-Hamra RH-5

Lapo Gianni Marcucci et al.

Reports on excavations at the prehistoric site Ras Al-Hamra RH-5, located in the Qurum area of Muscat. The site dates from the late 5th to the end of the 4th millennia BC and comprises an accumulation of superimposed food discards deriving from continuous and repeated subsistence activities such as fishing, collecting shells, hunting and herding. READ MORE

Paperback: £50.00 | eBook: £16.00

The First Peoples of Oman: Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Nejd Plateau

Jeffrey I. Rose et al.

The archaeological evidence presented in this work encompasses the cultural remains of over a million years of successive human occupation of Nejd Plateau, Dhofar, from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Palaeolithic. This volumes suggests a fundamental reconsideration of the role of Southern Arabia in the origin and dispersal of our species. READ MORE

Paperback: £45.00 | eBook: £16.00

Messages from the Past: Rock Art of Al-Hajar Mountains

Angelo E. Fossati

Angelo E. Fossati takes the reader on an in-depth journey into the various themes present in the rock art of Oman, offering theories on the chronology and interpretation, while exploring the landscape setting of the decorated panels. Highly illustrated throughout, beautiful photographs and scientific tracings of the rock art accompany the text. READ MORE

Paperback: £58.00 | eBook: £16.00

Magan – The Land of Copper

Claudio Giardino

This volume describes the geography and environments of Oman, its rich copper ore deposits and the ancient mining and smelting techniques, and it also includes an overview of the physical properties of the different metals exploited in antiquity and of the analytical techniques used in archaeometallurgy. READ MORE

Paperback: £40.00 | eBook: £16.00

Taming the Great Desert: Adam in the Prehistory of Oman

Guillaume Gernez et al.

This is the first monograph to present research at the Adam oasis, located at the margins of the Rub Al-Khali desert, Oman. Major periods are described, with evidence of Palaeolithic occupation, Neolithic settlements, Early and Middle Bronze Age necropolises, and Iron Age ritual sites. An ethnographic study of traditional water sharing is included. READ MORE

Paperback: £30.00 | eBook: £16.00

Dhofar Through the Ages

Lynne S. Newton et al.

Dhofar, the southern governorate of Oman, lies within a distinctive ecological zone due to the summer Southwest Monsoon. Archaeological surveys and excavations in the governorate, beginning in 1954, have brought to light Dhofar’s ancient past stretching back to the Lower Paleolithic ca. 1.5 my BP. READ MORE

Paperback: £35.00 | eBook: £16.00