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Camels in Saudi oasis during the last two millennia; the examples of Dumat al-Jandal (Al-Jawf Province) and al-Yamama (Riyadh Province)

By H. Monchot

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By its extraordinary adaptability to live in a hyper arid environment, the camel ( Camelus dromaderius) is certainly the animal that best characterizes the Arabian Peninsula. If a rich ethnographic literature exists showing the economic importance of this species through the last two millennia, few archaeozoological remains confirm this importance. This article presents preliminary archaeozoological data (skeletal representation, ageing and sexing bone, bone traces) from two archaeological assemblages from Saudi Arabia: Dumat al-Jandal (Al-Jawf oasis) and al-Yamama (Al-Kharj oasis).

Publication Title Anthropozoologica
Volume 49
Issue 2
Pages 195-206
ISBN/ISSN 0761-3032
DOI 10.5252/az2014n2a03
Language English
Author Address Labex Resmed - Universite Paris IV la Sorbonne, UMR 8167 "Orient & Mediterranee", 1 place Victor Cousin, F-75005 Paris, France.herve.monchot@wanadoo.fr
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  1. Age
  2. Animals
  3. Archaeology
  4. Asia
  5. Bones
  6. Camels
  7. Developing countries
  8. Distribution
  9. Draft animals
  10. Geography
  11. History
  12. Mammals
  13. morphology
  14. peer-reviewed
  15. regions
  16. Saudi Arabia
  17. skeleton
  18. ungulates
  19. vertebrates
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