The Arabian Peninsula

The bibliography for this section was compiled by Elizabeth Rachel Hicks. Please contact the curator if you have material to suggest, or comments: elizabethrachelhicks[at]


Atlal: Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology

Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy

Proceeding for the Seminar of Arabian Studies

Bulletin of the Society for Arabian Studies


Raydan : journal of ancient Yemeni antiquities and epigraphy

Journal of Oman Studies

The Indian Ocean and general studies

Agius, D.A., 2005. Seafaring in the Arabian Gulf and Oman: People of the Dhow. Abingdon: Routledge.

Al-Abed, I. and P. Hellyer (eds), 2001. The United Arab Emirates: A New Perspective. Abu Dhabi and London: Ministry of Information and Culture and Trident Press.

Carter, R., 2012. Sea of Pearls: Seven Thousand Years of the Industry that Shaped the Gulf. London: Arabian Publishing.

Costa, P. 2001. Historic Mosques and Shrines of Oman. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Exell K., and T. Rico (eds), 2014. Cultural Heritage in the Arabian Peninsula: Debates, Discourses and Practices. Farnham: Ashgate Publishing Limited.

Fromherz, A.J. (ed), The Gulf in World History: Arabian at the Global Crossroads. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.

Insoll, T., 2005. Changing Identities in the Arabian Gulf: Archaeology, Religion, and Ethnicity in Context, in E.C. Casella and C. Fowler (eds), The Archaeology of Plural and Changing Identities: Beyond Identification. New York: Springer, 192-209.

Potts, D., 1990. The Arabian Gulf in Antiquity. Vol. 2. From Alexander to the Coming of Islam. Clarendon Press: Oxford.

Potts, D., H. Al-Naboodah, and P. Hellyer (eds), 2003. Archaeology of the United Arab Emirates. London: Trident Press Ltd.

Potts, D.T., 2012. In the Land of the Emirates: The Archaeology and History of the UAE. Abu Dhabi and London: Sultan bin Zayed’s Culture and Media Centre and Trident Press Ltd.

Potts, D.T., and P. Hellyer (eds), Fifty Years of Emirates Archaeology. Abu Dhabi: Motivate Publishing,

Sedov, A.V., 1998. Qana’ (Yemen) and the Indian Ocean: The Archaeological Evidence, in H.P. Ray and J.F. Salles (eds), Tradition and Archaeology: Early Maritime Contacts in the Indian Ocean. Manohar: New Delhi, 11-35

Whitehouse, D., 1979. Maritime Trade in the Arabian Sea: The 9th and 10th Centuries AD, in M. Taddei (ed.), South Asian Archaeology 1977, Vol. 2, Papers from the Fourth International Conference of South Asian Archaeologists in Western Europe. Naples: Instituto Universitario Orientale, Seminario Di Asiatici (Series Minor IV), 865-85.

Whitehouse, D., 1979. Islamic Glazed Pottery in Iraq and the Persian Gulf: The Ninth and Tenth Centuries. Annali dell’Instituto universitario orientale di Napoli 29, 44-61.

Whitehouse, D., and A. Williamson, 1973. Sasanian Maritime Trade. Iran 11, 29-49.

Archaeological sites

Carter, R., 2013. Christianity in the Gulf after the coming of Islam: redating the Churches and Monasteries of Bet Qatraye, in C. J. Robin and J. Schiettecatte (eds), Les preludes de l’Islam: Ruptures et continuités dans les civilisations du Proche-Orient, de l’Afrique orientale, de l’Arabie et de l’Inde à la veille de l’Islam. Paris: De Boccard, 311-330.

Costa, P.M. and Wilkinson, T.J., 1987. “The Hinterland of Sohar: Archaeological Surveys and Excavations within the Region of an Omani Seafaring City”, The Journal of Oman Studies 9.

Kennet, D., 2004. Sasanian and Islamic pottery from Ras al-Khaimah: classification, chronology and analysis of trade in the Western Indian Ocean. Oxford: Archaeopress (Society for Arabian Studies Monographs 1)

Kennet, Derek, 2014. Khadhima: Kuwait in the Early Centuries of Islam, Kuwait: NCCAL.Lababidi R., and F. Ravaioli (eds), 2017. Heritage Preservation in Islamic Contexts. Doha: Akkadia Press.

Al-Rāshid, Saʿad A., 1980. Darb Zubaydah: The Pilgrim Road from Kufa to Mecca, Riyad: Riyad University Libraries.

Al-Rāshid, Saʿad bin ʿAbd al-ʿAzīz, 1986. Al-Rabadhah. A Portrait of Early Islamic Civilisation in Saudi Arabia, Riyadh: King Saudi University.

Rougeulle, A. (dir) 2015. Sharma : Un entrepôt du commerce médiéval sur la côte du Ḥaḍramawt (Yémen, ca. 980-1180), British Foundation for the Study of Arabia Monographs 17, Oxford.

Schiettecatte, Jérémie, and Alghazzi, Abdulaziz, 2016. Al-Kharj. Report on Two Excavation Seasons in the Oasis of al-Kharj, 2011-2012, Saudi Arabia, Series of Archaeological Refereed Studies 40.Tampoe, M., 1989. Maritime Trade Between China and the West: An Archaeological Study of the Ceramics from Siraf (Persian Gulf) 8th-15th Century AD. Oxford: Archaeopress.

Alzahrani, Abdullah, 2014. “Mining in al-Baha Region, South-Western Saudi Arabia in Islamic-Era: The Archaeology of Asham”, unpublished PhD thesis, University of York.