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Monumental landscapes of the Holocene humid period in Northern Arabia: The mustatil phenomenon

Groucutt, Huw S; Breeze, Paul S; Guagnin, Maria; Stewart, Mathew; Drake, Nick; Shipton, Ceri; Zahrani, Badr; Al Omarfi, Abdulaziz; Alsharekh, Abdullah M; Petraglia, Michael


Between 10 and six thousand years ago the Arabian Peninsula saw the most recent of the ‘Green Arabia’ periods, when increased rainfall transformed this generally arid region. The transition to the Neolithic in Arabia occurred during this period of climatic amelioration. Various forms of stone structures are abundant in northern Arabia, and it has been speculated that some of these dated to the Neolithic, but there has been little research on their character and chronology. Here we report a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: The Holocene
DOI: 10.1177/0959683620950449
Access Rights: Open Access


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