Lithic assemblage from FNS-7 (Wādī al-Ḥarīmah): new evidence about the fifth-millennium BC hunter-gatherers of coastal Oman (poster)
Keywords:Oman, Neolithic, FNS-7, bifacial foliates, hunter-gatherers
Between February and March 2014, a French-Italian team headed by the late Professor Roland Besenval surveyed the coastal area between Bimmah (Bamah) and Mukallā Wabār (Sultanate of Oman), discovering about 125 prehistoric and protohistoric sites dating from the sixth to the first millennium BC. A large flint scatter (FNS-7) that covered an area of about 7.4 ha on the terrace north of Wādī al-Harīmah (Fins, al-Sharqiyyah), previously reported by Professor G. Hoffmann of the German University of Technology in Oman (GUtech), was selected for detailed investigation. Geomorphological and archaeological surveys were combined with targeted excavations to define the function and absolute chronology of FNS-7, with specific reference to the human-environment interaction.
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Archaeopress Publishing, Oxford, UK