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Title: The Wadi al-Hijr (Sultanate of Oman) in the third millennium BC
Contributor(s): Cable, Charlotte  (author)orcid ; Al-Jabri, Suleiman (author)
Publication Date: 2019-05
Early Online Version: 2018-12-27
DOI: 10.1111/aae.12119
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Abstract: In 2010–11 a pedestrian survey of the western end of Wadi al-Hijr in northern Oman identified 1507 archaeological features in a 124 km² area. Data were collected on each feature's architectural characteristics, associated artefact assemblages, topographic and environmental locations, condition of remains, and relations to other archaeological features. The majority of datable features belong to the third millennium BC and divide unequally between the Hafit and Umm an-Nar periods. While the majority of these third-millennium BC features were tombs, other feature types were identified, including towers, settlements, quarries, dams, enclosures, and possible platforms. Third-millennium BC features were organised into clusters and ranged considerably in size, from a few features to several hundred. All of the clusters established during the Hafit period were maintained in the Umm an-Nar period, suggesting a continuity throughout the third millennium. Some preliminary hypotheses regarding settlement patterns are suggested.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 30(1) p. 15-31
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0905-7196
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
210199 Archaeology not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 950502 Understanding Asia's Past
950599 Understanding Past Societies not elsewhere classified
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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