The First Peoples of Oman: Palaeolithic Archaeology of the Nejd Plateau Paperback / softback
Part of the The Archaeological Heritage of Oman series
In Dhofar, the southern Governorate of the Sultanate of Oman, the deep canyons cutting the Nejd plateau once flowed with perennial rivers, feeding wetland environments, forests, and grasslands across the now desiccated interior.
The first peoples of Oman flourished along these waterways, drawn to the freshwater springs and abundant game, as well as the myriad chert outcrops with which to fashion their hunting implements and other tools.
The landscapes of the Nejd Plateau are a natural museum of human prehistory, covered in carpets of chipped stone debris.
The archaeological evidence presented in this work encompasses the cultural remains of over a million years of successive human occupations, from the Lower Palaeolithic to the Late Palaeolithic.
Once considered an evolutionary backwater or merely a migratory way station, the archaeology of Dhofar requires a fundamental reconsideration of the role of Southern Arabia in the origin and dispersal of our species.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 216 pages, 142 figures; 27 tables (90 colour pages); 27 Tables, unspecified; 142 Illustrations, unsp
- Publisher: Archaeopress
- Publication Date: 10/07/2019
- ISBN: 9781789692846