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Prehistoric climate change channelled human migrations across Arabia

Context:

The prehistoric period of central Saudi areas had remained almost unknown to us as there had been very few archeological researches that analyzed that period until recently a study disclosed a lot of valuable information in the field. We'll discuss the facts the study yields.

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Lets Deep Dive:

What Has Been Found:

Excavations in the Khall Amayshan 4 and Jubbah basins in the Nefud Desert of Saudi have revealed a lot of stone tool assemblages and vertebrate fossils.


The Study:

A multidisciplinary group of researchers has conducted the study. This group includes Huw S. Groucutt from University of Cologne, Tom S. White from Natural History Museum in London, Eleanor M. L. Scerri from University of Malta, Eric Andrieux from Durham University, Richard Clark-Wilson, James Blinkhorn, Simon Blockley and Ian Candy from Royal Holloway University of London, Paul S. Breeze from King’s College London, Simon J. Armitage from University of Bergen, Mathew Stewart, W. Christopher Carleton and Nick Drake from Max Plank Institute in Jena, Julien Louys from Griffith University, Gilbert J. Price and Michael D. Petraglia from University of Queensland, Mathieu Duval from Centro Nacional de Investigación Sobre la Evolución Humana in Spain, Ash Parton from Oxford Brookes University, Ceri Shipton from University College London, Richard P. Jennings from Liverpool John Moores University, Muhammad Zahir from Hazara University in Pakistan, Abdulaziz Al-Omari from Ministry of Culture of Saudi Arabia and Abdullah M. Alsharekh from King Saud University in Riyadh.

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