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H 297 x W 210 mm

274 pages

77 figures, 6 tables (colour throughout)

Published Oct 2023

Archaeopress Archaeology


Hardback: 9781803274973

Digital: 9781803274980

DOI 10.32028/9781803274973

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Eastern Arabia; Early Bronze Age; Reuse; Tombs; Sasanian

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The Reuse of Tombs in Eastern Arabia

By Stephanie Döpper

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This book investigate reuse of tombs in Eastern Arabia from the beginning of the Early Bronze Age until the end of the Sasanian period in order to understand the underlying purposes and social context of this practice.



1. Introduction

2.  Reusing tombs – the theoretical background

3. The mortuary monuments of Eastern Arabia

4. Reuse of tombs in Eastern Arabia from the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Islamic period

5. Modalities of reused tombs in Eastern Arabia

6. Why are tombs reused in Eastern Arabia?

7. Summary: the how, the who and the why


About the Author

Stephanie Döpper is a postdoctoral researcher at Goethe University Frankfurt with an interest in mobile and sedentary communities of the Bronze Age in Eastern Arabia, as well as the reuse of prehistoric tombs and early modern mud-brick villages in the region. To facilitate public engagement with archaeological sites, she co-developed the ArchaeoTrail app for self-guided smartphone tours at archaeological sites.