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Found: the Palaeolithic of Qatar

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The seeming lack of evidence for a Palaeolithic presence in Qatar has been enigmatic. This has now changed. Here we report on discoveries made by the PADMAC Unit during 2013/2014 and the far-reaching implications of these findings. Our preliminary analysis of the Qatar lithic assemblages — QSS25, QSS29 (PADMAC Unit collection) and A-group Site I and A-group Site III (Kapel collection) — revealed the presence of large chopping tools and crude ‘Abbevillian’ cores, both indicative of an early st...

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10.13140/2.1.4494.1447

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University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
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Archaeopress Publishing
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Proceedings of the Seminar of Arabian Studies More from this journal
Volume:
45
Pages:
329-336
Publication date:
2017-07-18
Acceptance date:
2015-06-01
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0308-8421
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9781784911454
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pubs:702584
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uuid:094671c8-7681-4242-8bf9-eccabbf185fb
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702584
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2017-07-01

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