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H 290 x W 205 mm

220 pages

Illustrated throughout in colour and black & white

Published Jul 2016

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781784913953

Digital: 9781784913960

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Oman; rescue excavations; archaeology; Sasanian; Samad; Batinah

British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs 18

Archaeological rescue excavations on Packages 3 and 4 of the Batinah Expressway, Sultanate of Oman

By Ben Saunders

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This report presents the results of rescue excavations conducted during the spring and summer of 2014 in preparation for the construction of the Batinah Expressway (Packages 3 and 4) on the Batinah coastal plain in al-Batinah North Governate



Section I: Introduction; Section II: Tomb typology; Section IIIa: The excavations; Section IIIb: Package 4; Section IV: The human remains (Alyson Caine); Section V: Finds from the excavations (Andrew Blair, Cameron Clegg, Anna Hilton, Heiko Kalweit, Derek Kennet, Peter Magee, Ben Saunders, and Michel de Vreeze); Section VI: Discussion (W.M. Deadman); Bibliography

About the Author

Ben Saunders has been working in archaeology in the UK and Middle East for the past 7 years as an excavator and ceramics expert, following on from his research masters in Indian Ocean trade at Durham University. The team behind the BEH 3-4 excavations are all highly experienced archaeologists combining expertise within the Middle East with modern commercial archaeological practice and techniques. The report they produced is a testament to their hard work in very challenging temperatures and their commitment to Omani archaeology.