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The first archaeological surveys and excavations in the state of Qatar were carried out by Moesgaard Museum, Denmark, in 1956-1974. A volume on the Stone Age sites was released by JAS in 1967, and the present publication includes the remaining investigations. Of special interest are several graves with iron swords and arrows and camels and a contemporary settlement with pottery showing close relations to Bahrain and the eastern province of Saudi Arabia. The first excavations at the early Islamic site of Murwab are presented, and the book is concluded with a full catalogue of the rock carvings from Jebel Jusasiyah.
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A Stone Age settlement at Ras Abu Amrahn
A Stone Age settlement at Al-Da´asa
Burial mounds at Ras Abaruk
A pot burial at Ras al-Matbakh
Burial mounds at Umm al-Ma
Two burial mounds at Mezru´ah
A Hellenistic settlement at Ras Uwainat Ali
An Early Islamic fort and settlement at Murwab
Rock carvings in Qatar
Rock art at Jebel Jusasiyah
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