Title

Al Ain Oases Mapping Project: Qattārah Oasis, past and present (poster)

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Source of Publication

Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Abstract

The Al Ain Oases Mapping Project is a collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority and Zayed University. It aims to document the present oasis landscape and identify surviving historic components, while at the same time engaging Emirati students with their heritage and building capacity for archaeology in the UAE. The project utilizes a non-intrusive field-walking methodology suitable for a class of undergraduate students. It further draws on the students' community links and bilingualism to contact former residents of the oasis villages and undertake oral history interviews. The first season's work focused on Qattārah Oasis and contributes to the established programme of works there; future seasons will expand the survey to neighbouring Jīmī Oasis and the other oases of al-'Ayn. The results will inform continued archaeological exploration of the oases by TCA.

ISBN

9781784913632

ISSN

0308-8421

Publisher

Archaeopress

Volume

46

First Page

227

Last Page

236

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Keywords

Al Ain, Field walking, Oasis landscape, Oral history, Qattārah Oasis

Scopus ID

85008213243

Indexed in Scopus

yes

Open Access

no

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