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Rock art provides new evidence on the biogeography of kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis), wild dromedary, aurochs (Bos primigenius), and African wild ass (Equus africanus) in the early and middle Holocene of north-western Arabia

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Aim: Our knowledge of the prehistoric distribution of animal species is so far largely dependent on the location of excavated archaeological and palaeontological sites. In the absence of excavated faunal remains, many species that were present in the Levant and North Africa have been assumed to have been absent on the Arabian Peninsula. Here we explore representations of four species that were identifiable in the rock art, but had not previously been reported in north-western... Expand abstract
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Published
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Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1111/jbi.13165

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology; Archaeology Research Lab
Oxford college:
Exeter College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage More from this funder
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Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons Ltd Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Biogeography Journal website
Volume:
45
Issue:
4
Pages:
727-740
Publication date:
2018-01-14
Acceptance date:
2017-11-20
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EISSN:
1365-2699
ISSN:
0305-0270
Pubs id:
pubs:809903
URN:
uri:ad82acdc-f2d2-4598-9b63-ca427a25a4f0
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uuid:ad82acdc-f2d2-4598-9b63-ca427a25a4f0
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pubs:809903

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