The Palaeodeserts team was fortunate to recently obtain Whalen’s archives from his former academic institution, Texas State University (USA). After review, examination and publication, the archives will be donated to the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities.
Norman Whalen led some of the most important archaeological surveys and excavations in Arabia in the 1980s and 1990s. Among his many accomplishments, he was the first professional archaeologist to excavate a Palaeolithic site in Saudi Arabia.
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