Saudi students participate in Palaeodeserts fieldwork

Rock art 1 - crop 4A survey of rock art and associated archaeological sites was carried out in Jubbah, Ha’il Province. For the first time the team was joined by two postgraduate students from King Saud University and three undergraduate students from Ha’il University. In particular the collaboration with Sarah El-Dossary and Mona Bin Sleimah, who are currently finishing PhD and MA dissertations on their own rock art research, was very productive. Both sides learned a great deal from each other.

Together, the team was able to survey hundreds of previously undocumented panels, which include rock art from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jebel Um Sanman. The results of OSL samples taken to date one of the panels are currently awaited and will be published later this year.