The Rustaq-Batinah Archaeological Survey

Derek Kennet, William M. Deadman, Nasser Said Al-Jahwari

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This paper reports on the first two seasons of the multi-period Rustaq-Batinah Archaeological Survey that was begun in 2013 and will continue until 2018. The project is funded by the Anglo-Oman Society and is a collaboration between Sultan Qaboos University, Durham University, and the Omani Ministry of Heritage and Culture. The aim is to investigate the development of ancient settlement on the Batinah and to try to understand why the archaeological record seems so much poorer here than elsewhere, especially in relation to modern population density and agricultural production. After the first two seasons' fieldwork it has already been possible to demonstrate a much greater density of archaeological evidence than has hitherto been reported. It is also possible to suggest some preliminary trends in settlement density and the intensity of human activity during the past 5000 years.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication47th Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781784913632
Publication statusPublished - 2016
Event47th Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies - London, United Kingdom
Duration: Jul 26 2013Jul 28 2013


Other47th Meeting of the Seminar for Arabian Studies
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Archaeological survey
  • Batinah coast
  • Islamic archaeology
  • Oman
  • Prehistoric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Archaeology
  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Archaeology
  • Cultural Studies


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