Publications

Project-related referreed research papers

Dinies, M., Neef, R., Kürschner, H., 2011. Holocene vegetational development and the beginning of oasis cultivation in Tayma, North-Western Saudi-Arabia – first results. Polen 21, 9–14.

Dinies, M., Plessen, B., Neef, R., Kürschner, H., 2015. When the desert was green: Grassland expansion during the early Holocene in northwestern Arabia. Quaternary International 382, 293-302.

Engel, M, Brückner, H., Pint, A., Wellbrock, K., Ginau, A., Voss, P., Grottker, M., Klasen, N., Frenzel, P., 2012. The early Holocene humid period in NW Saudi Arabia – sediments, microfossils and palaeohydrological modelling. Quaternary International 266, 131–141.

Engel, M., Matter, A., Parker, A.G., Parton, A., Petraglia, M.D., Preston, G., Preusser, F., 2017. Lakes or wetlands? A comment on ‘The middle Holocene climatic records from Arabia: Reassessing lacustrine environments, shift of ITCZ in Arabian Sea, and impacts of the southwest Indian and African monsoons’ by Enzel et al. Global and Planetary Change 148, 258-267.

Frenzel, P., Ewald, J., Pint, A., 2016. Salinity-dependent sieve pore variability in Cyprideis torosa: an experiment. Journal of Micropalaeontology 36, 75-62.

Ginau, A., Engel, M., Brückner, H., 2012. Holocene chemical precipitates in the continental sabkha of Tayma (NW Saudi Arabia). Journal of Arid Environments 84, 26–37.

Klasen, N., Engel, M., Brückner, H., Eichmann, R., Hausleiter, A., Intilia, A., al-Najem, M.H., al-Said, S.F., 2011. Optically stimulated luminescence dating of the city wall system of Tayma (NW Saudi Arabia). Journal of Archaeological Science 38, 1818–1826.

Neugebauer, I., Wulf, S., Schwab, M.J., Serb, J., Plessen, B., Appelt, O., Brauer, A., 2017. Implications of S1 tephra findings in Dead Sea and Tayma palaeolake sediments for marine reservoir age estimation and palaeoclimate synchronisation. Quaternary Science Reviews 170, 269-275.

Pint, A., Engel, M., Melzer, S., Frenzel, P., Plessen, B., Brückner, H., 2017. How to discriminate athalassic and marginal marine microfaunas? Foraminifera and other fossils from an early Holocene continental lake in northern Saudi Arabia. Journal of Foraminiferal Research 47, 175-187.

 

Book chapters

Brückner, H., Engel, M., Klasen, N., Ginau, A., Pint, A., Frenzel, P., Eichmann, R., Hausleiter, A., al-Najem, M.H., al-Said, S.F., 2013. Late Quaternary environmental change and geochronology at Tayma, NW Saudi Arabia – current research. In: Al-Ansary, A.R., Al-Muaikel, K.I., Alsharekh, A.M. (eds.), Man and Environment in the Arab World in Light of Archaeological Discoveries. Adumatu, Abdul Rahman Al-Sudairy Foundation, Riyadh, pp. 53-58.

Dinies, M., Neef, R., Plessen, B., Kürschner, H., 2016. Holocene vegetation, climate, land use and plant cultivation in the Tayma region, northwestern Arabia. In: Luciani, M. (ed.), The Archaeology of North Arabia – Oases and Landscapes. Proceedings of the International Congress held at the University of Vienna, 5-8 December, 2013 (=Oriental and European Archaeology Vol. 4). Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, Vienna, pp. 57-77.

Dinies, M., Neef, R., Plessen, B., Kürschner, H., 2016. Holocene vegetation in northwestern Arabia – changing natural resources. In: Goy, J., Bessenay-Prolonge, J., Betouche, A., Decaix, A., Havé, A., Hiblot, S., Perriot, C., Pichon, F. (eds.), Actualités des recherches archéologiques en Arabie. Routes de l’Orient, Hors-Séries 2, 1-19.

 

Field reports of pre-CLEAR activities

Engel, M., Brückner, H., Bosch, J., 2011. Geoarchaeological research at Tayma. In: Eichmann, R., Hausleiter, A., al-Najem, M.H., al-Said, S.F. (eds.), Tayma – Autumn 2005 and 2006 (spring and autumn) – 3rd Report on the Joint Saudi Arabian-German archaeological project. ATLAL – Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology 21.

Engel, M., Brückner, H., 2012. A stratigraphic transect from the old town of Tayma across the sabkha. In: Eichmann, R., Hausleiter, A., al-Najem, M.H., al-Said, S.F. (eds.), Tayma 2007 – 4th Report on the Joint Saudi Arabian-German archaeological project. ATLAL – Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology 22.

Engel, M., Brückner, H., in press. Geoarchaeological investigations. In: Eichmann, R., Hausleiter, A., al-Najem, M.H., al-Said, S.F. (eds.), Tayma 2008 – 5th Report on the Joint Saudi Arabian-German archaeological project. ATLAL – Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology.

Klasen, N., Engel, M., Brückner, H., in press. Luminescence dating as a tool to determine the construction age of the ancient city wall. In: Eichmann, R., Hausleiter, A., al-Najem, M.H., al-Said, S.F. (eds.), Tayma 2009 – 6th Report on the Joint Saudi Arabian – German archaeological project. ATLAL – Journal of Saudi Arabian Archaeology.

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