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The Archaeology & History of the Arabian Peninsula

Editors: Lloyd R. Weeks Marc Lebeau
Publishing Manager: Rosie Bonté

Method of peer review
at least two single-blind reviews undertaken by a specialist member of the Board and/or external specialists

Archaeology, History, Geoarchaeology, Bioarchaeology, Ancient History, Epigraphy, Heritage, Arabian Peninsula and close neighbours, From the Early Palaeolithic to the end of the Achaemenid Period

Accepted Language(s):
English, French, German

Will be completely available as online content


This series engages with archaeology and ancient history of the Arabian Peninsula, comprising the modern countries of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Yemen. The series engages with the complexity and diversity of human adaptations and interactions that supported the occupation of Arabia’s diverse and changing landscapes, and focuses on internal developments and interconnections with surrounding lands linked through both overland and maritime routes. The chronological focus covers the Palaeolithic through to the Achaemenid Period and allows for interdisciplinary contributions from archaeology and archaeological sciences, ancient history and epigraphy, and heritage. The Editorial Board welcomes both studies of individual sites, as well as synthetic or thematic overviews covering aspects of the study area, and encourages studies that contribute new data and interpretations regarding the impact of long-distance relations within the Arabian Peninsula and with neighbouring regions of Eastern Africa, the Near East, the Indo-Iranian borderlands and South Asia. Together with the complementary series SUBARTU, LEMA, ARAXES, ARATTA, AEGAEON, DANAPRIS, INDUS, and OXUS, ANTARA seeks to illuminate and specify the variety of relations among and between communities that were connected through long-distance networks.


    Marc Lebeau, ARWA (technical co-editor)
    Lloyd Weeks, University of New England, Australia (co-editor)
    Nasser Al-Jahwari, Sultan Qaboos University, Oman
    Abdullah Alsharekh, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
    Knut Bretzke, Tübingen University, Germany
    Robert  Carter, Qatar Museums Authority, Qatar
    Guillaume Gernez Sultan, Qaboos University, Oman / U. Paris I Sorbonne
    Derek Kennet, Durham University, UK
    Lamya Khalidi, CNRS, France
    Steffen Laursen, Moesgaard Museum, Denmark
    Peter Magee, Zayed National Museum, Abu Dhabi, UAE
    Joy McCorriston, Ohio State University, USA
    Sophie Mery, CNRS, France
    Bruno Overlaet, Royal Museums of Arts and History, Brussels, Belgium


    Main Language: English

    Additional Languages: French, German

    Peer review: double-blind undertaken by a specialist member of the Board or an external specialist

    All volumes in this series are evaluated by an Editorial Board, strictly on academic grounds, based on reports prepared by referees who have been commissioned by virtue of their specialism in the appropriate field. The Board ensures that the screening is done independently and without conflicts of interest. The definitive texts supplied by authors are also subject to review by the Board before being approved for publication. 

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