Geomorphology, Geoarcheology and Paleoenvironments

Adrian G. Parker, Simon J. 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 the chronology for the development of this landscape is largely unknown. Lacustrine deposits from the Al Sulb Plateau, Al-Hasa, Nafud As Sirr and the southern playa of Bahrain
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
Subtitle of host publicationAn Arabian Neolithic Coastal Community in the Central Gulf
EditorsPhilipp Drechsler
Number of pages35
ISBN (Electronic)978 1 78491 963 4
ISBN (Print)978 1 78491 962 7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBritish Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs


  • Dosariyah
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Geomorphology
  • Geoarcheology
  • Paleoenvironments


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