Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 45 2015 [Paperback]

Orhan Elmaz(Editor)

ISBN: 9781784911454 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Series: Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies | Volume: 45 | Year of Publication: 2015 | 446p, H9.75 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white
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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 45 2015


The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the only international academic forum which meets annually for the presentation of research in the humanities on the Arabian Peninsula. It focuses on the fields of archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, and numismatics from the earliest times to the present day. A wide range of original and stimulating papers presented at the Seminar are published in the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies and reflect the dynamism and scope of the interdisciplinary event. The main foci of the Seminar in 2014, in chronological order were the Palaeolithic and Neolithic, Bronze and Iron Ages, Early Historical and Classical periods, Heritage Management, Islamic Archaeology and History. In addition there were sessions on Ethnography, on Language, and with a session dedicated to the Archaeology and History of ancient Yemen. In addition, on the evening of Saturday, 26 July 2014, Professor Lloyd Weeks, Head of the School of Humanities, the University of University of New England, New South Wales, Australia, a long supporter of the Seminar and Foundation, presented the MBI Lecture entitled ‘The Quest for the Copper of Magan: how early metallurgy shaped Arabia and set the horizons of the Bronze Age world’ and as always provided an informative, interesting and lucid lecture. This volume also includes notes in memoriam on Nigel Groom (1924–2014), ‘Arabist, historian, spy-catcher, and writer on perfume’; and on Professor Tony Wilkinson (1948–2014), Professor of Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh (2005–2006) and Professor of Archaeology at Durham University (2006–2014) who specialised in landscape archaeology.

Table of Contents

Editors' Foreword In memoriam Nigel Groom (1924-2014) In memoriam Professor Tony Wilkinson (1948-2014) Alessio Agostini - The excavation of the temple of KAPPAAthtar dhu-QabRHO in Baraqish. Stratigraphic data and historical reconstruction Eleonora Bavutti, Federico Borgi, Elena Maini & Jonathan Mark Kenoyer - Shell fish-hook production at Ras al-Hadd HD-5, Sultanate of Oman (fourth millennium BC): preliminary archaeological and experimental studies (poster) Stephanie Bonilauri, Tara Beuzen-Waller, Jessica Giraud, Marion Lemee, Guillaume Gernez & Eric Fouache - Occupation during the Lower and Middle/Late Palaeolithic period in the Sufrat Valley (Adam region,Sultanate of Oman) John P. Cooper, Dionisius A. Agius, Tom Collie & Faisal al-Naimi - Boat and ship engravings at al-Zubarah, Qatar: the daw exposed? William M. Deadman, Derek Kennet & Khamis al-Aufi - Hafit tombs and the development of Early Bronze Age social hierarchy in al-Batinah, Oman (poster) Michele Degli Esposti & Anne Benoist - More on Masafi ancestors: the Late Bronze Age site of Masafi-5 Liam Delaney, Richard T.H. Cuttler, Faisal al-Naimi, Othmane Bouhali, Ali Sheharyar, Yasser al-Hamidi & Emma Tetlow - Re-presenting Qatari history: 3D digitizing of human remains of the Neolithic Age from Wadi Debayan (poster) Stephanie Dopper - The reuse of tombs in the necropolis of Bat, Sultanate of Oman Bleda S During & Eric Olijdam - Revisiting the uETAar hinterlands: the Wadi al-Jizi Archaeological Project Guillaume Gernez & Jessica Giraud - Protohistoric graveyards in Adam (Oman). Preliminary report on the 2013 and 2014 seasons of the French Archaeological Mission to Adam Martin S. Goffriller, Ma Hongjiao, Soumyen Bandyopadhyay & Julian Henderson - Chinese porcelains and the decorations of Omani mihrabs Maria del Carmen Hidalgo-Chacon Diez - The distribution of the Dadanitic inscriptions according to their content and palaeographical features Ahmed Hilal, Derek Kennet & Liz Humble - Towards a heritage management strategy for Ras al-Khaimah (UAE) Aurea Izquierdo Zamora, Richard T.H. Cuttler & Faisal A. al-Naimi - Prehistoric and pre-Islamic burial archaeology in Qatar: new results and perspectives Sterenn Le Maguer - The incense trade during the Islamic period Stephen McPhillips, Sandra Rosendahl & Victoria Morgan - Abbasid rural settlement in northern Qatar: seasonal tribal exploitation of an arid environment? Vitaly Naumkin & Leonid Kogan - Dual principles and binary oppositions in Soqotri social and oral traditions Eric Olijdam - Archival practices in Early Dilmun Bahrain as indicated by glyptic evidence from domestic and institutional contexts (poster) Robyn Pelling, Richard T.H. Cuttler, Faisal A. al-Naimi, Antonio O. Reis & Liam Delaney - A re-examination of the petroglyphs of Qatar Timothy Power, Nasser al-Jahwari, Peter Sheehan & Kristian Strutt - First preliminary report on the Buraimi Oasis Landscape Archaeology Project Anjana Reddy - Sourcing Indian ceramics in Arabia: actual imports and local imitations Claire Reeler & Nabiel Al Shaikh - A discussion of Neolithic settlement patterns in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain during the Holocene Pluvial Period Marielle Risse - Generosity, gift giving, and gift avoiding in southern Oman Jerome Rohmer & Guillaume Charloux - From LiETAyan to the Nabataeans: dating the end of the Iron Age in north-west Arabia Abdul Rahman al-Salimi & Eric Staples - Reflections of a Muslim-Portuguese maritime world in a sixteenth century Portuguese source Julie E. Scott-Jackson, Jeffrey I. Rose, William Scott-Jackson & Faisal al-Naimi - Found: the Palaeolithic of Qatar (poster) Peter Sheehan, Timothy Power, Omar Al Kaabi, Mohamed Khalifa, Mohamed al-Dhaheri, Bakheeta al-Mansoori, Leqa al-Zaabi, Myriam al-Dhaheri & Rifaa al-Mansoori - Rediscovering a 'lost' village of al-KAPPAAyn: archaeology and communal memory in the oasis (poster) Peter Spencer, Faisal al-Naimi, Richard T.H. Cuttler & Talfan Davies - Between the desert and the sea: the prehistoric landscape of north-western Qatar Rachael Sycamore - Social structure and everyday life at the Early Dilmun settlement of Saar, Bahrain (poster) Walid al-Tikriti, Mohamed al-Neyadi, Diaeddin Tawalbeh, Abdul Rahman al-Nuaimi, Abdullah al-Kaabi & Waleed Oma - Filling a blank: new excavations at an early Islamic site at Oud Al Toba/Muataredh in al-KAPPAAyn,UAE Francelin Tourtet & Friedrich Weigel - TaymaMU in the Nabataean kingdom and in Provincia Arabia T. Van de Velde - Digging into the KAPPAUbaid period bitumen from Dosariyah Julian Jansen van Rensburg & Peter De Geest - Rock art from Dahaisi cave, Socotra, Yemen: a preliminary report Titles of papers read at the Seminar for Arabian Studies held at the British Museum, London, on 25-27 July 2014

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