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The nature of third‐millennium settlement: The example of al‐Tikha (Rustaq) an Umm an‐Nar site on the Batinah coast of Oman

Deadman, William M.; Kennet, Derek; de Vreeze, Michel; al‐Jahwari, Nasser S.

The nature of third‐millennium settlement: The example of al‐Tikha (Rustaq) an Umm an‐Nar site on the Batinah coast of Oman Thumbnail


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Michel de Vreeze

Nasser S. al‐Jahwari



Abstract

al-Tikha is a mid to large Umm an-Nar (c. 2700–2000 BC) settlement situated near Rustaq at the back of the Southern Batinah coastal plain in the Sultanate of Oman that was discovered (or rediscovered) in 2014. The site is unique because its layout and spatial organisation are very largely (possibly completely) visible on the surface. This includes two separate areas of stone-built housing, a large pottery scatter of varying density, three or four typical Umm an-Nar round towers and a small cemetery consisting of at least four tombs, along with a few other features. The layout of the site is described and discussed in detail, in particular, in relation to what it might tell us about the nature of Umm an-Nar settlement and social organisation more generally. The location of the site within a pattern of repeating Umm an-Nar settlement along Wadi Far (Wādī al-Farʿī) is also described and discussed.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Aug 24, 2022
Online Publication Date Oct 12, 2022
Publication Date 2022
Deposit Date Nov 21, 2022
Publicly Available Date Nov 21, 2022
Journal Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy
Print ISSN 0905-7196
Electronic ISSN 1600-0471
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 33
Issue 1
DOI https://doi.org/10.1111/aae.12218
Public URL https://durham-repository.worktribe.com/output/1185666

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