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1 December 2014 The camel remains from site HD-6 (Ra's al-Hadd, Sultanate of Oman): An opportunity for a critical review of dromedary findings in eastern arabia
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Bone remains of camel (Camelus dromedarius) have been found in several sites of south-eastern Arabia, dating from the Late Holocene period to the Bronze Age, and generally attributed to wild animals. The new camel finds from the Early Bronze Age site of Ra's al-Hadd (HD-6) - dated with radiocarbon technique between 2890-2580 BC - are the oldest camel evidence in the Sultanate of Oman. This discovery represents an opportunity for a critical review of all available data in the Arabian Peninsula. These remains are important because widen our knowledge about camel spreading trajectory and raise an obvious question about its domestication or wild status. This study contributes to the debate about camel status and the relationship between late prehistoric communities and this animal.
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Antonio Curci, Michela Carletti and Maurizio Tosi "The camel remains from site HD-6 (Ra's al-Hadd, Sultanate of Oman): An opportunity for a critical review of dromedary findings in eastern arabia," Anthropozoologica 49(2), (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.5252/az2014n2a04
Received: 1 July 2013; Accepted: 1 November 2013; Published: 1 December 2014
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