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Middle Palaeolithic raw material procurement and early stage reduction at Jubbah, Saudi Arabia

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Several hundred Middle Palaeolithic (MP) archaeological sites have now been identified in the Arabian Peninsula. However, the study of lithic raw material properties and related procurement behaviours is still in its infancy. Here we describe raw material procurement and early stage lithic reduction at MP sites in the Jubbah palaeolake basin, in the Nefud Desert, northern Saudi Arabia. We describe the sites identified during our surveys, and we use petrographic studies to demonstrate that MP ...

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10.1016/j.ara.2017.01.003

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Institution:
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
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Elsevier Publisher's website
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Archaeological Research in Asia Journal website
Volume:
9
Pages:
44-62
Publication date:
2017-01-29
Acceptance date:
2017-01-24
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2352-2267
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679648
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2017-02-22

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