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Prehistory and palaeoenvironments of the western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia

Breeze, Paul S; Groucutt, Huw S; Drake, Nick A; Louys, Julien; Scerri, Eleanor M L; Armitage, Simon J; Zalmout, Iyad S A; Memesh, Abdullah M; Haptari, Mohammed A; Soubhi, Saleh A; Matari, Adel H

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Mid-latitude dune fields offer significant records of human occupations in southwest Asia, reflecting human responses to past climate changes. Currently arid, but episodically wetter in the past, the Nefud desert of northern Saudi Arabia provides numerous examples of human-environment interactions and population movements in the desert belt. Here we describe results from interdisciplinary surveys in the western Nefud that targeted palaeolake deposits identified using satellite imagery. Surveys...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/247347
Source: Archaeological Research in Asia
DOI: 10.1016/j.ara.2017.02.002

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