Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 49 2019: Papers from the fifty-second meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies held at the British Museum, London, 3 to 5 August 2018 [Paperback]

Daniel Eddisford(Editor)

ISBN: 9781789692303 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Series: Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies | Volume: 49 | Year of Publication: 2019 | 324p, H10 x W8, Illustrated throughout in color and black & white (118 color pages)
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Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies Volume 49 2019


The Seminar for Arabian Studies is the principal international academic forum for research on the Arabian Peninsula. First convened in 1968, it is the only annual academic event for the study of the Arabian Peninsula that brings together researchers from all over the world to present and discuss current fieldwork and the latest research. The Seminar covers an extensive range of diverse subjects that include anthropology, archaeology, architecture, art, epigraphy, ethnography, history, language, linguistics, literature, numismatics, theology, and more besides, from the earliest times to the present day or, in the fields of political and social history, to around the end of the Ottoman Empire (1922). The Seminar meets for three days each year, with an ever-increasing number of participants coming from around the globe to attend. In 2018 the fifty-second meeting took place, in which fifty-seven papers and posters were presented in London at the British Museum, where this prestigious event has been hosted since 2002.

Table of Contents

In memoriam Paolo M. Costa, 1932–2019

A documentation of Old Jiddah’s
Ottoman arbiṭah: selected case studies (poster) – by Hidaya M. Abbas

Initial results of a research
programme on Iron Age II pottery production in the al Ḥajar mountains:
compositional analyses of pottery vessels used in a domestic context, in a
reception building and in a ritual area at Masāfī (Fujairah, UAE) – by Anne
Benoist, Sophie Méry, Steven Karacic, Maël Crépy, Louise Purdue & Sophie

An overview of the latest prehistoric
research in Qumayrah Valley, Sultanate of Oman (poster) – by Marcin
Białowarczuk & Agnieszka Szymczak

Pottery from al-Zubārah, Qatar:
reference collection and ware typology – by Agnieszka Magdalena Bystron

Production and provenance of Gulf
wares unearthed in the Old Doha Rescue Excavations Project – by José C.
Carvajal López, Marcella Giobbe, Elizabeth Adeyemo, Myrto Georgakopoulou,
Robert Carter, Ferhan Sakal, Alice Bianchi & Faisal Al-Na’īmī

Sultanate of Oman (seasons 2016–2018):
insights on cultural interaction and long-distance trade – by Maurizio Cattani,
Jonathan Mark Kenoyer, Dennys Frenez, Randall W. Law & Sophie Méry

Al-Khutm Project 2017/2018: a Bronze
Age monumental tower (Bat, Oman) – by Enzo Cocca, Giacomo Vinci, Maurizio
Cattani, Alessandro Armigliato, Antonio Di Michele, Marco Bianchi & Ilenia

The Late Iron Age of central Oman
(c.300 BC–AD 300) — new insights from Salūt – by Michele Degli Esposti, Enrica
Tagliamonte, Marzia Sasso & Philip Ramorino

The Bronze Age cultural landscape of
Wādī al-Zahaimi – by Bleda S. Düring, Samatar A. Botan, Eric Olijdam &
Jordy H.J.M. Aal

New project on Islamic ceramics from
al-Balīd: chronology, technology, tradition, and provenance – by Agnese Fusaro

Triliths, the stone monuments of
southern Arabia: preliminary results and a path towards interpretation – by
Roman Garba

The gendered household: making space
for women in the study of Islamic archaeology in Qatar (poster) – by Elizabeth
R. Hicks

The Palaeolithic of the northern Red
Sea — new investigations in Tabuk and Al-Jawf provinces, Saudi Arabia – by
Robyn H. Inglis, Anthony Sinclair, Abdullah Alsharekh, Christopher Scott &
Dhaifullah Al Otaibi

Variation in the Dadanitic
inscriptions: the case of RḌY – by Fokelien Kootstra

Modern South Arabian material from the
diaries of Eduard Glaser – by Anton Kungl

The necropolis of Thāj (Eastern
Province, Saudi Arabia): an archaeological and anthropological approach
(poster) – by Marie Laguardia, Olivia Munoz & Jérôme Rohmer

‘The numerous islands of
Ichthyophagi’: Neolithic fisheries of Delma Island, Abu Dhabi Emirate (UAE) –
by Kevin Lidour & Mark Jonathan Beech

Neolithic settlement pattern and
environment evolution along the coast of the northern UAE: the case of Umm
al-Quwain UAQ36 vs. UAQ2 and Akab shell-middens – by Sophie Méry, Michele Degli
Esposti, David Aoustin, Federico Borgi, Claire Gallou, Chantal Leroyer, Kevin
Lidour, Susanne Lindauer, Gareth W. Preston & Adrian G. Parker

Rhodian amphora trade in Arabia
(poster) – by Bruno Overlaet, Patrick Monsieur, Sabah Jasim & Eisa Yousif

A Friday Mosque founded in the late
first century A.H. at al-Yamāmah: origins and evolution of Islamic religious
architecture in Najd – by Jérémie Schiettecatte, Christian Darles & Pierre

The Hafit period at Al-Khashbah,
Sultanate of Oman: results of four years of excavations and material studies –
by Conrad Schmidt & Stephanie Döpper

Early Islamic and Ancient North
Arabian graffiti and petroglyphs in Tabūk province — Saudi-Japanese
al-Jawf/Tabūk Archaeological Project (JTAP), March 2017 field season (poster) –
by Risa Tokunaga, Sumio Fujii & Takuro Adachi

Anthropomorphic figurines from Area 2A
of Sārūq al-Ḥadīd, Dubai, UAE – by Tatiana Valente, Fernando Contreras, Ahmed
Mahmud, Yaaqoub Yousif Ali Al Ali & Mansour Boraik Radwan Karim

The origins of the traditional
approach towards the jinn of poetic inspiration in tribal Arab culture – by
Maxim Yosefi

Papers read at the Seminar for Arabian
Studies held at the British Museum, London, 3–5 August 2018

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