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Title: The Iranian Iron Age and the Chronology of Settlement in Southeastern Arabia
Author(s): MAGEE, Peter
Journal: Iranica Antiqua
Volume: 32 Date: 1997
Within West Asian archaeology, research into the Iron Age of Southeastern Arabia (or Oman Peninsula) has recently emerged as an area of interest. From tentative beginnings in the 1960s, a wealth of archaeological material now exists that allows an understanding of the processes of domestic cultural change in this region. From the beginnings of research the influence of Iran on the material culture of this region was recognised, as was the chronological importance of these contacts. The purpose of this paper is to focus on cross-Gulf contacts in the Iron Age and their importance in dating the recently re-dated Rumeilah assemblage. It must be emphasised that research into this region is still at a formative stage; if this paper generates further discussions and even contradictions to the ideas presented here, it will have achieved its purpose.