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Published Dec 2020

Archaeopress Archaeology


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Arabia; Arabian Peninsular; Lithics; Stone tools; Prehistory

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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2020

Stone Tools of Prehistoric Arabia: Papers from the Special Session of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held on 21 July 2019

Supplement to the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 50 2020

Edited by K. Bretzke, R. Crassard, Yamandú H. Hilbert


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This volume presents the proceedings from the special one-day session on the stone tools of prehistoric Arabia, held during the Seminar for Arabian Studies (Leiden 2019).



Editors’ Foreword ;
New Palaeolithic sites around Al-Badʾ, north-western Saudi Arabia (Rémy Crassard, Yamandú H. Hilbert, Guillaume Charloux , Samer A. Sahlah & Waleed A. Badaiwi) ;
The Palaeolithic record from the Central Region of the Emirate of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates (Knut Bretzke) ;
Middle and Late Pleistocene lithic technology from the region of Dûmat al-Jandal, northern Saudi Arabia (Yamandú H. Hilbert & Rémy Crassard) ;
Lower and Middle Paleolithic Sites from the Rufa Graben central Saudi Arabia (Rémy Crassard & Yamandú H. Hilbert) ;
The net of Nubian core and foldability: an attempt to individualize the lithic technology in the Palaeolithic (Amir Beshkani)
Living and moving in Maitan: Neolithic settlements and regional exchanges in the southern Rub’ al-Khali (Sultanate of Oman) (Maria Pia Maiorano, Mohammed Al Kindi, Vincent Charpentier, Jérémie Vosges, Dominique Gommery, Grégor Marchand, Ahmed Qatan, Federico Borgi & Martin Pickford) ;
Lithics of a cache-like feature at the high-elevation polje Hayl Al-Ajah inside the Al-Jabal Al-Akhdar of northern Oman (Inna Mateiciucová, Maximilian Wilding, Denis Štefanisko & Gerhard Trnka) ;
Some remarks on the lithic assemblage from a coastal Ubaid-related settlement site on Delma Island, Abu Dhabi emirate, United Arab Emirates (Heiko Kallweit & Mark Jonathan Beech) ;
The chipped stone assemblage from Hili 8 — Early Bronze Age innovation vs. Neolithic tradition (Norbert Buchinger, Marc Händel, Peter Magee, Ali Al Meqbali & Abdulla Al Kaabi) ;
Bronze Age microliths at Saruq al-Hadid, Dubai (Mark W. Moore, Lloyd Weeks, Charlotte M. Cable, Yaaqoub Youssef Al-Ali, Mansour Boraik & Hassan Zein) [Open Access: Download] ;
A Hafit-period stone tool assemblage from Al-Khashbah, Sultanate of Oman (Ullrich Ochs) ;
The lithic industry from the Iron Age coastal settlement HAS1 (Inqitat), southern Oman (Yamandú H. Hilbert & Silvia Lischi)