Geomorphology, Geoarchaeology and Palaeoenvironments

Adrian Parker, Simon Armitage, Max Engel, Mike W. Morley, Ash Parton, Gareth W. Preston, Hannah Russ

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Environmental change during the Holocene in eastern Saudi Arabia is poorly understood. Few detailed records have been examined to date, with limited evidence available from dunes, lakes and sea-level records. While the geomorphological setting of the Jubail region has been described in detail by Barth,1 the chronology for the development of this landscape is largely unknown. Lacustrine deposits from the Al Sulb Plateau,2 Al-Hasa,3
Nafud As Sirr4 and the southern playa of Bahrain5 record wetter conditions during the Early to mid-Holocene. These sites have yielded radiocarbon dates
between 7900 and 4700 cal. BC (8300–5800 14C BP) but no detailed physical, chemical or biological analyses have been conducted. Therefore, the environmental backdrop against which the occupation at Dosariyah can be set is limited.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDosariyah
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages34
ISBN (Electronic)9781784919634
ISBN (Print) 9781784919627
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameBritish Foundation for the Study of Arabia monographs


  • Archaeology
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Geomorphology
  • Paleoenvironment


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