Living in Madāʾin Ṣāliḥ/Hegra during the late pre-Islamic period. The excavations of Area 1 in the ancient city

Authors

  • Guillaume Charloux
  • Charlène Bouchaud
  • Caroline Durand
  • Yvonne Gerber
  • Jacqueline Studer

Keywords:

northern Arabia, late pre-Islamic period, domestic activities, oasis economy, absolute chronology

Abstract

This paper presents the results of the excavations undertaken in Area 1 of ancient Hegra (modern Madāʾin Ṣāliḥ) in north-western Saudi Arabia. The four seasons conducted from 2008 to 2011 in the residential area have revealed a long sequence of domestic occupation between the fifth-fourth century BC and the fourth-fifth century AD. The interdisciplinary study of the archaeological and bio-archaeological material has identified different activities performed in this area during its latest phase of occupation and has dated the abandonment of the ancient city.

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Published

01/01/2018

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Charloux, G. ., Bouchaud, C., Durand, C., Gerber, Y., & Studer, J. (2018). Living in Madāʾin Ṣāliḥ/Hegra during the late pre-Islamic period. The excavations of Area 1 in the ancient city. Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies, 48, 47–67. Retrieved from http://archaeopresspublishing.com/ojs/index.php/PSAS/article/view/428

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