Presentations

“Palaeoenvironments and prehistory in the Arabian Desert: Five years of the Palaeodeserts project”, by Paul Breeze, KSA Antiquities Forum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Saudi Arabia, November, 2017 (forthcoming)

“Green Arabia: New evidence from the rock art of Jubbah and Shuwaymis”, by Maria Guagnin, KSA Antiquities Forum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Saudi Arabia, November, 2017 (forthcoming)

“Taphonomy, palaeoenvironments, and palaeoecological implications of Pleistocene fauna from the Western Nefud Desert, Saudi Arabia”, by Mathew Stewart, KSA Antiquities Forum, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, Saudi Arabia, November, 2017 (forthcoming)

“Modern Human Dispersal through the Green Sahara and Arabia between 130 and 70 ka”, by Nick Drake, PalQuat Seminar Series, School of Archaeology, Oxford, October 18, 2017 (forthcoming)

“Palaeoenvironments of the western Nefud Desert during Marine Isotope Stage 5”, by Richard Clark-Wilson, Quaternary Research Association Postgraduate Symposium, Royal Holloway University of London, UK, 12th September 2017

“The Department of Archaeology and Questions about the Anthropocene”, by Nicole Boivin, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“The Palaeodeserts Project: Climate Change and Human Evolution”, by Michael Petraglia, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“The Green Arabia Project within the map of archaeological research projects under the umbrella of the SCTH, Saudi Arabia”, Abdullah Alsharekh, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“Drilling Engineering for Coring the Jubbah Basin and Fundamental Core Analyses”, by Anders Noren, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“The Green Arabia Drilling: Overview and State of the Art”, by Florian Ott, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“Mapping Arabia and the Jubbah Palaeolake Basin”, by Nick Drake, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“Tephrochronology and the Potential for Dating and Correlation in the Levant and Arabia”, by Simon Blockley, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“Optically Stimulated Luminescence Dating of the Jubbah Core”, by Simon Armitage, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“On-site Records of Human Palaeoenvironments in Saudi Arabia”, by Patrick Roberts, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“Unravelling the Pattern, Impacts and Drivers of Early Modern Human Dispersals from Africa”, by Simon Blockley, Green Arabia Drilling Workshop, Jena, Germany, August 31, 2017

“Late Pleistocene Environmental Change and Out of Africa Dispersals”, by Michael Petraglia, GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, Potsdam, 6 July 2017

“Palaeodeserts: discovering the Neolithic of northern Arabia”, by Maria Guagnin, special lecture, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, April 4, 2017

“Pastoralists of the Southern Nefud Desert: Inter-regional Contact and Local Identity”, by Maria Guagnin, International Conference: Landscapes of Survival – The Archaeology and Epigraphy of Jordan’s North-Eastern Desert, Leiden University,  17-18, March 2017

“Environment Versus Culture: Rock Art in the Context of Holocene Climatic Change”, by Maria Guagnin, The Warburg Institute, School of Advanced Study, University of London, UK, 8 March 2017

“The Green Arabia Project”, by Michael Petraglia, Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage, National Museum, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 20 January, 2017

“Jebel Oraf: A Neolithic Landscape in the Jubbah Oasis”, by Maria Guagnin, University of Ha’il, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, 13 December, 2016

“Out of Africa: Single or Multiple Dispersals?”, by Michael Petraglia, Human Dispersals in the Late Pleistocene Conference, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 8 November, 2016

“An Arabian Perspective on the Dispersal of Homo sapiens Out of Africa”, by Huw Groucutt, Human Dispersals in the Late Pleistocene Conference, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 9 November, 2016

“The Goals of the ERC Grant: Project Status”, by Michael Petraglia, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Major Findings: Archaeology”, by Huw Groucutt, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Palaeohydrology of Arabia”, by Nick Drake and Paul Breeze, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Status of OSL Dating”, by Simon Armitage, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Quaternary Environments”, by Ian Candy, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Palaeontology”, by Julien Louys, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Status of Isotope Research”, by Patrick Roberts, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Rock Art and Environments”, by Maria Guagnin, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“The Jubbah Palaeolake: Neolithic Excavation and Drilling”, by Maria Guagnin and Florian Ott, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“Wusta and its Environs” by Huw Groucutt and Nick Drake, Green Arabia Workshop, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena, Germany, 7 November, 2016

“The Rock Art of Saudi Arabia: Unique Insights into Complex Population Dynamics”, by Maria Guagnin, Barbarians Prehistory Seminar Series, School of Archaeology, University of Oxford, UK, 14 October, 2016

“Large Flake Production and Landscape use in Acheulean and Middle Palaeolithic Arabia”, by Ceri Shipton, Richard Jennings, Paul Breeze, Patrick Cuthbertson, Huw Groucutt, Abdullah Alsharekh and Michael D. Petraglia, The Lower Paleolithic of Arabia workshop, Universität Tübingen, Germany, July 2016.

“An Nasim, A New Acheulean Site in the Nefud Desert of Saudi Arabia”, by Eleanor M.L. Scerri, Huw S. Groucutt, Paul Breeze, Tom White and Michael Petraglia, The Lower Paleolithic of Arabia workshop, Universität Tübingen, Germany, July 2016

“The Lower Palaeolithic Assemblages of Khall Amayshan-4 (Nefud Desert) and their Implications for Late Middle Pleistocene Hominin Demography and Behaviour”, by Huw S. Groucutt, Eleanor M.L. Scerri, Paul Breeze, Tom White, Ceri Shipton, Abdullah Alsharekh and Michael D. Petraglia. The Lower Paleolithic of Arabia workshop, Universität Tübingen, Germany, July 2016

“Late Pleistocene Saharo-Arabia and the Dispersal of Homo sapiens Out of Africa”, by Huw Groucutt, Michael Petraglia and Eleanor Scerri, Society of Africanist Archaeologists Meetings, Toulouse, France, June 2016

“Rock Art and Transhumance in Saudi Arabia”, by Maria Guagnin, Wolfson College, University of Oxford, UK, 6 May, 2016

“Arabian Late Pleistocene Lithic Variability and its Implications for Hominin Behaviour and Demography”, by Huw Groucutt, Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Orlando, Florida, USA, April, 2016

“Climate Change and Humans in the Arabian Peninsula”, by Michael Petraglia, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, April, 2016

“New Themes of Archaeological Research”, by Michael Petraglia, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China, April, 2016

“Discussant: Parting the Red Sea: Late Pleistocene Human Dispersals and Lithic Variability in the Horn of Africa and Arabia”, by Michael Petraglia, Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Orlando, Florida, USA, April, 2016

“Climate Change and Out of Africa Dispersals”, by Michael Petraglia, Society for American Archaeology Meetings, Orlando, Florida, USA, April, 2016

“Green Arabia, Blue Arabia: Examining Human Colonisation and Dispersal Models”, by Michael Petraglia, The Geological Setting, Oceanography and Environment of the Red Sea, Saudi Geological Survey Workshop, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 17 February, 2016

“Opening Remarks”, by Michael Petraglia, The Geological Setting, Oceanography and Environment of the Red Sea, Saudi Geological Survey Workshop, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, 14 February, 2016

“Hunters, Gatherers, and Gods: Preliminary Notes on Rock Art and Inscriptions from Jebel Um Sanman”, by Moudhy Al-Rashid, Faculty of Oriental Studies, University of Oxford, UK, 2 February 2016

“The People of Saudi Arabia: New Archaeological Discoveries and Implications for Society Today”, by Michael Petraglia, Saudi Arabian Shura Diplomatic Council, Oxford, UK, 11 December, 2015

“South Asia and Dispersals along the Indian Ocean Rim”, by Michael Petraglia, Deccan College, Pune, India, 8 December, 2015

“Human Dispersals before the Colonisation of Australia”. by Michael Petraglia, Plenary Talk, Australian Archaeological Association Annual Meeting, Fremantle, Australia, 2 December, 2015

“On the Dispersal of Homo sapiens Out of Africa: Storytelling and Science”, by Huw Groucutt, PalQuat Seminar, University of Oxford, UK, 15 October, 2015

“The Hunters and Herders of Shuwaymis, Saudi Arabia”, by Maria Guagnin, The Royal Academy for Overseas Sciences and the Royal Museums of Art and History, Brussels, Belgium, September, 2015

“Out of Africa: Can Archeological and Genetic Data Be Reconciled?”, by Michael Petraglia, 32nd Altenberg Workshop in Theoretical Biology, KLI Institute, Vienna, Austria, 19 September, 2015

Rethinking the Dispersal of Homo sapiens Out of Africa”, by Huw Groucutt, Eleanor Scerri, Aylwyn Scally and Michael Petraglia, European Society for the study of Human Evolution, London, 10 September, 2015

“Multiple Human Dispersals into Arabia over the Last 500,000 years”, by Huw Groucutt, Unravelling the Palaeolithic, University of Oxford, UK, 22-23 April, 2015

“Opportunities and routes for hominin dispersals into Northern Arabia during the Mid-late Pleistocene in light of freshwater requirements”, by Paul Breeze, Unravelling the Palaeolithic, University of Oxford, UK, 22 – 23 April, 2015

“Documenting the first steps out of Africa: New findings from Arabia”, by Michael Petraglia, Annual Meeting of the American Association of Physical Anthropologists, St. Louis, USA, 25 – 28 March, 2015

“Out of Africa and the Greening of the Arabian Desert”, by Michael Petraglia, Association for Environmental Archaeology, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, Feb 3, 2015

“The Middle Palaeolithic of Arabia”, by Huw Groucutt and Michael Petraglia, Middle Palaeolithic in the Desert Conference, Bordeaux, France, Dec 12, 2014

“Environmental Variability and Middle Palaeolithic in the Desert?”, keynote address by Michael Petraglia, Middle Palaeolithic in the Desert Conference, Bordeaux, France, Dec 12, 2014

“Human Prehistory at the Nexus of the Old World: Recent Advances in the Archaeology of Arabia”, by Huw Groucutt, PalMes Seminar, University of Cambridge, UK, Dec 5, 2014

“The People of Saudi Arabia: New Archaeological Discoveries and Implications for Society Today”, by Michael Petraglia, British Embassy, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Nov 25, 2014

“The Greening of Arabia: Water, Fossils and Early Peoples”, by Michael Petraglia, MBI Al Jaber Foundation – British Foundation for Study of Arabia, London, UK, Nov 22, 2014

“Changing Environments of Arabia and its implications for Human Evolution”, by Michael Petraglia, The London Quaternary Lectures, Royal Holloway, London, UK, Nov 12, 2014

“The Palaeodeserts Project: New Fieldwork Techniques in the Heart of the Arabian Peninsula”, by Richard Jennings, Oxford Archaeological Fieldwork Seminar, Oct 22, 2014

“Welcoming Notes and Aims”, by Michael Petraglia, Tayma-Jubbah Workshop, Balliol College, Oxford, UK, Sept 30-Oct 1, 2014

“Biological Exchange and Cultural Interaction: Linking Arabia to the Wider World”, by Nicole Boivin, Tayma-Jubbah Workshop, Balliol College, Oxford, UK, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2014

“Exploring Geological and Palaeontological Archives with Special Emphasis on Jubbah”, Ash Parton and Tom White, Tayma-Jubbah Workshop, Balliol College, Oxford, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2014

“Epipalaeolithic to Neolithic Occupations at Jubbah”, by Huw Groucutt, Tayma-Jubbah Workshop, Balliol College, Oxford, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2014

“GIS, Cairns and Rock Art”, by Richard Jennings, Tayma-Jubbah Workshop, Balliol College, Oxford, Sept 30 – Oct 1, 2014

“Rock Art in Jubbah and Shuwaymis”, by Maria Guagnin, Tayma-Jubbah Workshop, Balliol College, Oxford, Sept 30-Oct 1, 2014

“Out of Africa”, by Michael Petraglia, Symposium on Human Origins II, Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History, Santa Barbara,  Sept 12, 2014  Link

“The Emerging Picture of the Arabian Middle Palaeolithic and its Relationship to Surrounding Regions”, by Huw S. Groucutt, Eleanor M.L. Scerri, Richard Jennings, Michael D. Petraglia, World UISPP Congress, Burgos, Spain, September, 2014

“An Acheulean Landscape in the Arabian Desert”, by Huw S. Groucutt, Ceri Shipton, Richard Jennings and Michael D. Petraglia, World UISPP Congress, Burgos, Spain, September, 2014

“Palaeozoology and the Nefud Desert”, by Christopher Stimpson, RLAHA Departmental Seminars, Oxford, May 28, 2014

“Orbital-scale Monsoon Variability as a Motor for Human Dispersals”, by Ash Parton, PalQuat Seminar Series, School of Archaeology, Oxford, May 22, 2014

“The Peopling of Arabia through Time”, by Michael Petraglia, European Archaeologists in Saudi Arabia: Discovering the Kingdom’s Heritage, Riyadh, May 12, 2014  Link

“Rock Art Landscapes beside the Jubbah Palaeolake, Northwest Saudi Arabia”, by Richard Jennings, BRAG conference, Edinburgh, May 3, 2014  Link

“Speech of HRH Prince Sultan at the Green Arabia conference”, Oxford, April 2014  PDF

“Norman Whalen: A Pioneer of Palaeolithic Arabia”, by Patrick Cuthbertson, Display at Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014  Link

“Pleistocene Vertebrate Fossils from the An Nefud”, by Christopher Stimpson, Display at Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014  Link

“Stone Tools of Saudi Arabia”, by Huw Groucutt, Display at Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014  Link

“Water Quality and Human Occupation: How Salty is Salty?”, by Tom White, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Lithic Molecular Trace of the Middle East and South Asia: Three Studies in Organic Residues”, by Margaret-Ashley Veall, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“High-Resolution Survey of the Shuwaymis-2 Rock-Art Site, NW Saudi Arabia”, by Richard Jennings, Maria Guagnin, Nick Drake, Ash Parton, Huw Groucutt, Laine Clark-Balzan, Paul Breeze, Christopher Stimpson, Abdullah Alsharekh, Michael Petraglia, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014  PDF

“Creating a Timetable for Dispersal”, by Laine Clark-Balzan, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Remote Sensing and GIS Techniques for Reconstructing Arabian Palaeohydrology and Identifying Archaeological Sites”, by Paul Breeze, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Dispersal and Adaptation in the Saharo-Arabian Arid Belt: New Evidence from Stone Tools”, by Eleanor Scerri, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Cognition and Acheulian Colonisation of New Environments”, by Ceri Shipton, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Arabian Middle Palaeolithic Technological Variability in Space and Time”, by Huw Groucutt, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Mammalian Dispersals and Climate Change: Implications of New Discoveries in Arabia”, by Christopher Stimpson, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Palaeoclimate and Demography: How Wet is Wet?”, by Ash Parton, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Climate Modelling and Archaeological Site Distribution Analyses in the Saharo-Arabian Belt”, by Richard Jennings, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“The Arabian Environmental Evidence in Wider Perspective”, by Adrian Parker, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“The Palaeozoography of the Saharo-Arabian Deserts and the Dispersal of Modern Humans”, by Nick Drake, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“The Prehistory of Arabia: Background and Framework”, by Abdullah Alsharekh, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“The Peopling of Arabia”, by Michael Petraglia, Green Arabia conference, Oxford, April 2014

“Arabia: The Central but Missing Link in World Prehistory”, MBI Al Jaber Foundation – British Foundation for Study of Arabia, Corpus Christi College, Oxford, March 2014  Link

“Empty Desert or Dispersal Superhighway? The Changing Face of Quaternary Arabia”, by Huw Groucutt, Centre for the Archaeology of Human Origins (CAHO), University of Southampton, March 28, 2014

“Biological Invasions in Human Evolution: Hominin Impacts on the Pleistocene World?” by Michael Petraglia, University of Cambridge, December 2013

“Advances in the Study of the Middle Palaeolithic of Arabia”, by Huw Groucutt, Michael Petraglia, Rémy Crassard, Richard Jennings and Eleanor Scerri, at the European Society for study of Human Evolution conference, Vienna, September 2013

“Out of Africa”, by Michael Petraglia, Harvard University, July 2013

“On the Ground Evidence for Hominin Dispersals across Southern Asia”, by Michael Petraglia, SUNY Stony Brook, July 2013

“Palaeoenvironmental Research in Arabia”, by Ash Parton, University of York, July 2013

“Geochronological Methods and Applications in Arabia”, by Laine Clark-Balzan, University of York, July 2013

“The Palaeodeserts Project”, by Michael Petraglia, University of York, July 2013

“Modelling Hominin Life Zones across Eurasia: A Bioclimatic Approach”, by Richard Jennings, RLAHA Seminars, University of Oxford, June 5, 2013

“The Palaeodeserts Project: Highlights from the 2013 field season”, by Laine Clark-Balzan, RLAHA Seminars, University of Oxford, May 29, 2013

“The Archaeology of Multiple Hominin Dispersals across Southern Asia”, by Michael Petraglia, The Royal Marsden Conference on Human Evolution, London, May, 2013 PDF

“Middle Paleolithic and Neolithic Occupations on the Mundafan Lakeshore, Empty Quarter, Saudi Arabia: Implications for Climate Change and Human Dispersals”, by Rémy Crassard, Michael Petraglia, Nick Drake, Bernard Gratuze, and Abdullah Alsharekh, Paleoanthropology Meetings, Honolulu, Hawaii, April, 2013 PDF

“The Palaeodeserts Project: Environmental Change and Hominin Occupation in the Arabian Peninsula”, by Michael Petraglia, Abdullah Alsharekh, Rémy Crassard, Huw Groucutt, Ceri Shipton, Adrian Parker, and Ash Parton, Paleoanthropology Meetings, Honolulu, Hawaii, April, 2013 PDF

“Arabia at the Cross-roads of World Prehistory”, by Michael Petraglia, University of Hail, Saudi Arabia, March, 2013

“Out of Africa and the Prehistory of Arabia”, by Michael Petraglia, UNESCO meeting, Tubingen, Germany, March, 2013

“The Palaeodeserts Project: Climate Change and Hominin Evolution in the Arabian Desert”, by Michael Petraglia, PalQuat Seminar Series, School of Archaeology, Oxford, May 10, 2012

“Out of Africa and Asian Palaeoanthropology”, by Michael Petraglia, UNESCO meeting, Seoul, Korea, September, 2012