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Pre-Neolithic evidence for dog-assisted hunting strategies in Arabia

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The function of prehistoric dogs in hunting is not readily visible in the archaeological record; interpretations are thus heavily reliant on ethnographic data and remain controversial. Here we document the earliest evidence for dogs on the Arabian Peninsula from rock art at the sites of Shuwaymis and Jubbah, in northwestern Saudi Arabia. Hunting scenes depicted in the rock art illustrate dog-assisted hunting strategies from the 7th and possibly the 8th millennium BC, predating the spread of p...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jaa.2017.10.003

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage More from this funder
Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Anthropological Archaeology Journal website
Volume:
49
Pages:
225-236
Publication date:
2017-11-16
Acceptance date:
2017-10-22
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EISSN:
1090-2686
ISSN:
0278-4165
Source identifiers:
746821
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pubs:746821
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uuid:373cb6a2-7e0b-4cd0-a144-9677d0831790
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pubs:746821
Deposit date:
2017-11-17

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