Results of the Surveys and Excavations of the Southeast Badia Archaeological Project in the Region of al-Thulaythuwat al-Janubiyah 2010-2015

Muhammad Barakat al-Tarawnah, Wa’il Abu ‘Azizah, Fawzi Qasim Danah

Abstract


This article presents the main results of the Southeast Badia Archaeological Project in the area of Al-Thulaythuwat al-Janubiyah to the southeast of Al-Jafr during the period 2010-2015. The results include camps, stone enclosures and funerary cairns and architectural features associated with them, such as square chambers and platforms on the edge of the Hamada limestone plateau and the sandy alluvial plain, as well as a recently discovered hunting trap ‘kite’ in the area of al-Ghadiwiyat. This paper also discusses the types of sites and their distribution in the Hamada limestone plateau and the sandy alluvial plain and the link between stone enclosures and pastoral camps as well as grazing land, funerary cairns and hunting traps and shows the importance of the consistent dates obtained from these features

Keywords


Southeast Badia, al-Jafr, funerary cairns, stone enclosures, Bedouin camps

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