Anthropomorphic Figures in Arabian Rock Art

Author(s): Abdullah Alsharekh

Year: 2019


This is an abstract from the "SAA 2019: General Sessions" session, at the 84th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology.

Rock art is vastly abundant in Arabia, and there are large concentrations of panels in key localities. Hail, Najran and Tabuk are the most prominent ones. These three localities house thousands of panels, which can be multi-period, and were done in various styles and engraving techniques. Anthropomorphic figures can give us an insight into these past communities, most notably, their social, economic and religious activities. This paper aims to shed light on this particular aspect, and what we can envisage from Arabian rock engravings, along with a regional focus.

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Anthropomorphic Figures in Arabian Rock Art. Abdullah Alsharekh. Presented at The 84th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Albuquerque, NM. 2019 ( tDAR id: 450165)

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min long: 26.191; min lat: 12.211 ; max long: 73.477; max lat: 42.94 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 23882