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Shell middens, ships and seeds: exploring coastal subsistence, maritime trade and the dispersal of domesticates in and around the ancient Arabian Peninsula

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The Arabian Peninsula occupies a critical position at the intersect of several major Old World landmasses. Inland aridity and a major coastal perimeter have long made maritime activities critical to Arabia’s cultural trajectory. A wealth of recent studies, not previously synthesised, suggest not only that the peninsular littoral offered a rich resource base for thousands of years of human occupation in the region, but also that Arabia witnessed some of the world’s earliest seafaring and marit...

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10.1007/s10963-009-9018-2

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of
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University College London
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Institute of Archaeology
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Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of World Prehistory Journal website
Volume:
22
Issue:
2
Pages:
113-180
Publication date:
2009-06-05
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1573-7802
ISSN:
0892-7537
URN:
uuid:543b21e1-2530-4cf7-8c09-3274eb506e29
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ora:4598

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