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Paléolacs et peuplements holocènes du Yémen : le Ramlat As-Sabat'ayn.

Abstract : The surveys in the Ramlat as-Sabat'ayn started in 1983 and several prehistoric periods have been recognized from the Lower Palaeolithic up to the Bronze Age according to the lithic industry and to many structures. Only one period could accurately be dated about 7,500 BP through the discovery of a paleolake, which corresponds to the early Holocene and which is related to the period of climatic improvement resulting from the intensification of the Indian monsoon. The filling up of this lake starts as early as 8,700 BP. The vegetal environment corresponds to steppic conditions which have lasted while preserving an important evaporation. The first observations concerning the lithic industry show typological and technological affinities (grinding stones, mortars, pestles, stones vessels, projectile points, arrow-heads, pressure flaking, etc.) with the Rub'al-Khali neolithic industries.
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Frédéric Werth, Christian Robert, Jean-François Saliège, Bruno Marcolongo, Anne-Marie Lézine, et al.. Paléolacs et peuplements holocènes du Yémen : le Ramlat As-Sabat'ayn.. Paléorient, CNRS, 1997, Paléoenvironnement et sociétés humaines au moyen-orient de 20 000 BP à 6 000 BP, 23 (2), pp.137 - 149. ⟨10.3406/paleo.1997.4657⟩. ⟨hal-01613955⟩



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