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Ancient Pastoral Settlement in The Dhofar Mountains: Archaeological Excavations at Shakil and Halqoot

McCorriston, J; Buffington, A; Olsen, K; Martin, L; Abu-Azizeh, W; Everhart, T; Al-Maashani, A; ... Al Mehri, A; + view all (2020) Ancient Pastoral Settlement in The Dhofar Mountains: Archaeological Excavations at Shakil and Halqoot. The Journal of Oman Studies , 21 pp. 152-171. Green open access

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Abstract

For much of Dhofar’s history and prehistory, most of its population has been mobile in search of wild game and with herded domesticated animals, which need new grass and browse. While few archaeological sites in the southern region of Oman suggest permanent or even semi-permanent occupations, there is now clear evidence of a distinct and perhaps unique episode of well-constructed, semi-permanent settlements in the Jebel Qāra, Dhofar. In 2012 and 2017, archaeological teams established a chronology, occupation history, and pastoralisthunter lifestyle of these settlements’ occupants, raising new questions about episodes of pastoralist settlement in long-term context. This paper documents the archaeological sites, their architectural details and layout, associated finds, and preliminary assessments of their faunal and vegetative components.

Type: Article
Title: Ancient Pastoral Settlement in The Dhofar Mountains: Archaeological Excavations at Shakil and Halqoot
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Publisher version: https://www.mhc.gov.om/ministry-projects/journal-o...
Language: English
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Keywords: Dhofar, Iron Age, Pastoralists, Archaeological Settlement
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL SLASH > Faculty of S&HS
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URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10149209
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