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H 297 x W 210 mm

132 pages

100 figures, 10 tables, 31 plates (colour throughout)

Published Mar 2024

Archaeopress Archaeology


Hardback: 9781803276960

Digital: 9781803276977

DOI 10.32028/9781803276960

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Oman; Excavations; Ceramics; Pottery; Lithics; Wadi Suq; Late Islamic

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The 2018 archaeological survey at Tawi Said, located on the edge of the Sharqiyah desert in the Sultanate of Oman, yielded close to 8,600 artifacts, the majority being pottery sherds. Two significant phases are attested by the survey's finds: the Wadi Suq period (2000-1600 BCE) and the Late Islamic period (1650-1970 CE).



1. Introduction (Stephanie Döpper)

2. The Pottery (Irini Biezeveld & Stephanie Döpper)

3. The lithic remains (Maria Pia Maiorano)

4. Personal Adornment (Stephanie Döpper)

5. Stamp seals (Stephanie Döpper)

6. Stone vessels (Jonas Kluge)

7. Ground Stone Tools (Stephanie Döpper)

8. Seashells (Stephanie Döpper)

9. Metal Objects (Stephanie Döpper)

10. Other finds (Stephanie Döpper)

11. Discussion and conclusions (Stephanie Döpper)


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.