The Evolution of Human Populations in Arabia

Paleoenvironments, Prehistory and Genetics


ISBN: 978-90-481-2718-4 (Print) 978-90-481-2719-1 (Online)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

  2. Quaternary Environments and Demographic Response

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 14-14

    2. Chapter

      Pages 1-12

      Tracking the Origin and Evolution of Human Populations in Arabia

    3. Chapter

      Pages 15-37

      The Red Sea, Coastal Landscapes, and Hominin Dispersals

    4. Chapter

      Pages 39-49

      Pleistocene Climate Change in Arabia: Developing a Framework for Hominin Dispersal over the Last 350 ka

    5. Chapter

      Pages 51-66

      Environment and Long-Term Population Trends in Southwest Arabia

  3. Genetics and Migration

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 68-68

    2. Chapter

      Pages 69-78

      Mitochondrial DNA Structure of Yemeni Population: Regional Differences and the Implications for Different Migratory Contributions

    3. Chapter

      Pages 79-87

      The Arabian peninsula: Gate for Human Migrations Out of Africa or Cul-de-Sac? A Mitochondrial DNA Phylogeographic Perspective

    4. Chapter

      Pages 89-100

      Bayesian Coalescent Inference from Mitochondrial DNA Variation of the Colonization Time of Arabia by the Hamadryas Baboon (Papio hamadryas hamadryas)

  4. Pleistocene Archaeology

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 102-102

    2. Chapter

      Pages 103-116

      Acheulean Landscapes and Large Cutting Tools Assemblages in the Arabian peninsula

    3. Chapter

      Pages 117-124

      A Middle Paleolithic Assemblage from Jebel Barakah, Coastal Abu Dhabi Emirate

    4. Chapter

      Pages 125-138

      Paleolithic Stone Tool Assemblages from Sharjah and Ras al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates

    5. Chapter

      Pages 139-150

      The Central Oman Paleolithic Survey: Recent Research in Southern Arabia and Reflection on the Prehistoric Evidence

    6. Chapter

      Pages 151-168

      The Middle Paleolithic of Arabia: The View from the Hadramawt Region, Yemen

    7. Chapter

      Pages 169-185

      The “Upper Paleolithic” of South Arabia

    8. Chapter

      Pages 187-202

      The Late Pleistocene of Arabia in Relation to the Levant

  5. The Early Holocene

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 204-204

    2. Chapter

      Pages 205-214

      Holocene (Re-)Occupation of Eastern Arabia

    3. Chapter

      Pages 215-236

      Early Holocene in the Highlands: Data on the Peopling of the Eastern Yemen Plateau, with a Note on the Pleistocene Evidence

    4. Chapter

      Pages 237-250

      Southern Arabia’s Early Pastoral Population History: Some Recent Evidence

    5. Chapter

      Pages 251-278

      Archaeological, Linguistic and Historical Sources on Ancient Seafaring: A Multidisciplinary Approach to the Study of Early Maritime Contact and Exchange in the Arabian Peninsula

    6. Chapter

      Pages 279-291

      Holocene Obsidian Exchange in the Red Sea Region

  6. Synthesis and Discussion

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 294-294

    2. Chapter

      Pages 295-308

      The Paleolithic of Arabia in an Inter-regional Context

  7. Back Matter

    Pages 309-312