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H 296 x W 210 mm

216 pages

142 figures; 27 tables (90 colour pages)

Published Jul 2019

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781789692846

Digital: 9781789692853

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Dhofar; Oman; Archaeology; Nejd Plateau; Lower Palaeolithic; Late Palaeolithic; Southern Arabia; Human Origins

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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.




1 Geography and palaeoenvironments

2 The Lower Palaeolithic in Dhofar

3 The Middle Palaeolithic in Dhofar

4 The Upper and Late Palaeolithic in Dhofar

5 Conclusions and avenues for future research



About the Author

Jeffrey I. Rose, Research Scholar at the Ronin Institute, is a specialist in the prehistory of North Africa and Southwest Asia.

Yemandù H. Hilbert, Associated Researcher at the Archeorient laboratory of French CNRS, has conducted fieldwork in Eurasia and North Africa since 2005 and is a specialist on the Late Paleolithic of Dhofar.

Anthony E. Marks conducted pioneering prehistoric research in the Nile Valley and southern Levant. Since 2003, Prof. Marks has focused his research activities in the United Arab Emirates and Oman.

Vitaly I. Usik, Senior Researcher in the Ukraine National Academy of Sciences, has carried out technological studies on a wide range of lithic assemblages from Northeast Africa, the Levant, Arabia and western Eurasia.