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Coastlines, Submerged Landscapes, and Human Evolution: The Red Sea Basin and the Farasan Islands

Bailey, Geoff N.; Flemming, Nic C; King, Geoffrey C. P.; Momber, Garry; Moran, Lawrence J.; Al-Sharekh, Abdullah; Vita-Finzi, Claudio; Lambeck, Kurt


We examine some long-standing assumptions about the early use of coastlines and marine resources and their contribution to the pattern of early human dispersal, and focus on the southern Red Sea Basin and the proposed southern corridor of movement between Africa and Arabia across the Bab al-Mandab Straits. We reconstruct relative sea levels in light of isostatic and tectonic effects, and evaluate their paleogeographical impact on the distribution of resources and human movement. We conclude...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Island & Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564890701623449


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