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H 297 x W 210 mm

146 pages

106 figures (colour throughout)

Published Apr 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789691801

Digital: 9781789691818

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Adam oasis; prehistory of Oman; Rub Al-Khali desert; Palaeolithic occupation; Neolithic settlements; Early and Middle Bronze Age necropolises; Iron Age ritual sites

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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.



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Archaeology in Adam from the first steps to the latest discoveries and methods. Ten years of research - by Guillaume Gernez

Geoarchaeological investigation in the Adam region. A regional study of past human-environment interactions - by Tara Beuzen-Waller and Guillaume Gernez

Palaeolithic period in the Sufrat Valley. The first inhabitants of Adam - by Stéphanie Bonilauri, Tara Beuzen-Waller and Guillaume Gernez

Neolithic sites near Jabal Salakh - by Marion Lemée, Guillaume Gernez, Jessica Giraud and Tara Beuzen-Waller

The new funerary landscape during the beginning of the Early Bronze Age in Adam, Jabal Salakh and Jabal Qarah - by Jessica Giraud and Guillaume Gernez

A tale of two graveyards. The excavations of protohistoric funerary sites in Adam - by Guillaume Gernez and Jessica Giraud

The Iron Age in Adam. The discovery of a ritual complex near Jabal Mudhmar - by Guillaume Gernez, Anne Benoist, Mathilde Jean

Water-sharing techniques of Falaj Al-Māleh in Adam - by Julien Charbonnier

Prehistoric and protohistoric heritage in Adam. A challenge for the future - by Guillaume Gernez



About the Author

Guillaume Gernez is associate professor of Near Eastern Archaeology at the University of Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne and Director of the French Archaeological Mission in Central Oman.

Jessica Giraud is associated researcher at the Laboratory Archaeology and Sciences of Antiquity (CNRS / University Paris 1 Pantheon-Sorbonne) and is CEO and founder of the company ArCHaios — Archaeology, Culture & Heritage.