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Hellyer and Simon Aspinall (eds.), The
Emirates - A Natural History. 2005.
ISBN 1-905486-02-2 - Hardback. U.K.
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Beech and Peter Hellyer (eds.). 2005. Abu
Dhabi 8 Million Years Ago - Late Miocene Fossils from the Western
Region. Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS)/
Dar Al Fajr Printing Press, Abu Dhabi, UAE.
68 pages; 73 figures, maps, plans, drawings, photographs.
Available in English. Price: 20 DH (equivalent to $ 5 USD), available
Hellyer & Michele Ziolkowski (eds.). 2005.
Vol. 1 - Proceedings of the 1st Annual Symposium on Recent Palaeontological
and Archaeological Discoveries in the Emirates, Al Ain.
Zayed Centre for Heritage and History, Al Ain.
139 pages. ISBN 9948-06-130-6.
updated: 10th October 2006
All contents İ ADIAS 2006
work of the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey (ADIAS)
undertakes data collection and preliminary recording of
archaeological and palaeontological sites and publication
of earlier and continuing work, both in Abu Dhabi, and,
through associates, elsewhere in the United Arab Emirates.
This work is undertaken both as part of a continuing research
programme and as contracted work for consultancy companies
and others prior to the carrying out of development project.
Results of a third season of fieldwork in the deserts
of south-eastern Abu Dhabi, undertaken by an ADIAS team
in collaboration with the Department of Antiquities
and Tourism in Al Ain, part of the Abu Dhabi Authority
for Culture and Heritage, were presented in a paper
delivered at the annual Seminar for Arabian Studies
in London. "Tombs, Burnt Mounds and Flints in the Desert:
Recent Work in the Umm az-Zamul Region of Abu Dhabi
Emirate, UAE." Richard Cuttler (University of Birmingham,
U.K), Heiko Kallweit (ADIAS & Freiburg, Germany), Mark
Beech (ADACH, U.A.E), Anja Zander (ASA Laboratory for
Archaeometry, Germany), Will Pitt (University of Birmingham,
U.K.) & Walid Yasin Al-Tikriti (ADACH, U.A.E.). An abstract
of the paper is available here: http://www.arabianseminar.org.uk/abstracts2006.html
1st June 2006
Dr Mark Beech, former ADIAS Senior Resident Archaeologist,
joined the Abu Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage
(ADACH) as Head of Division - Cultural Landscapes.
29-31 May 2006
Dr Mark Beech participated in the Symposium
on the "Status
and Conservation of Dugongs of the Arabian Gulf, Red
Sea and Western Indian Ocean", organised by
the Environment Agency
in Abu Dhabi, and sponsored by Total.
He presented a paper entitled:
"An archaeological perspective on the exploitation
of dugongs in the Arabian Gulf".
Added new stories to the press
Experts to discuss 'save dugong' plan (Source: Khaleej
to save dugong population (Source: Gulf
Saadiyat Island archaeological studies (Source: AME
backs Saadiyat Island archaeological studies (Source:
15 May 2006
reviews priority plan (Source: WAM
- Emirates News Agency)
experience used to manage Sudan heritage sites (Source:
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13 May 2006
unveils plan for collection of cultural heritage of Abu
Dhabi (Source: Dubai
10 May 2006
participants thank HM (Source: Times
10 May 2006
ends with focus on Omans rich history (Source:
9 May 2006
Haitham hosts dinner for participants of seminar on Arab
peninsula (Source: Times
reflects Oman keenness to preserve its cultural resources
8 May 2006