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Araby the Blest

Studies in Arabian Archaeology

Archaeological exploration of the Arabic Peninsula is not a new phenomenon, but only in the last two decades or so, has it received the scholary attention it deserves. Surveys are now taking place in the entire region, and new excavations have begun in almost every country on the peninsula. This collection of articles on Arabian archaeology takes its place among many of the recent works on the subject, and the articles presented here contributes with both materials and ideas to the field of study. Contributions range from palaeography and prehistory to the Islamic conquest.

264 pages | © 1988


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Table of Contents

Editor’s Preface

Late Quaternary Palaeogeography and Landscape Evolution of the Rub’ Al Khali
      H. A. McClure
The Rub al-Khali ‘Neolithic’ Revisted: the View from Nadqan
      Christopher Edens
The Grave-Goods from the Shimal Tomb 6 in Ras al-Khaimah, U.A.E.
      Beatrice de Cardi
Pottery of the Late Second Millennium B.C. from North West Arabia and its Historical Implications
      Peter J. Parr
Archaeology along the Spice Route of Yemen
      James A. Sauer and Jeffrey A. Blakely, with Contributions by M. R. Toplyn, W. D. Glanzman, A. O. Ghaleb, M. J. Grolier, W. C. Overstreet, and L. J. Tiede
The Salt Mine Site and the ‘Hasaean Period’ of Northeastern Arabia
      Pierre Lombard
Arabia and the Kingdom of Characene
      D.T. Potts
Two Inscriptions from Qaryat al-Fâw Mentioning Women
      Christian Robin
Islamic Archaeology in Aden and Hadhramaut
      Donald S. Whitcomb

List of Contributors

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