The Lower Palaeolithic of Arabia Workshop

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The Lower Palaeoilithic of South West Saudi Arabia: investigations of the DISPERSE Project in Jizan and Asir Provinces Robyn Inglis, Anthony Sinclair, Andrew Shuttleworth, Geoff Bailey and Abdullah Al Sharekh The Southwest of Saudi Arabia offers a rich and diverse environment for human occupation ranging from coastal and riverine margins and rising up to a high mountainous ridge parallel to the modern Red Sea coastline. Since 2012, the DISPERSE Project has undertaken an extensive programme of landscape survey in Jizan and Asir provinces in this region locating and recording evidence of Palaeolithic occupation in this region. This paper will present an overview of the Lower Palaeolithic archaeological materials discovered and places them in the context of their local physical and climatic environments. We shall highlight the attractiveness of this area to incoming hominin populations, the nature of their activities in this landscape as revealed in the landscape survey, and identify areas of future research that will be undertaken.
Period24 Jul 201626 Jul 2016
Event typeConference
LocationTubingen, GermanyShow on map