This book contains a selection of papers presented at the Red Sea VII conference titled “The Red Sea and the Gulf: Two Maritime Alternative Routes in the Development of Global Economy, from Late Prehistory to Modern Times”. The Red Sea and the Gulf are similar geographically and environmentally, and complementary to each other, as well as being competitors in their economic and cultural interactions with the Mediterranean and the Indian Ocean. The chapters of the volume are grouped in three sections, corresponding to the various historical periods. Each chapter of the book offers the reader the opportunity to travel across the regions of the Red Sea and the Gulf, and from the Mediterranean to the Indian Ocean from prehistory to the contemporary era.

With contributions by Ahmed Hussein Abdelrahman, Serena Autiero, Mahmoud S. Bashir, Kathryn A. Bard, Alemsege, Beldados, Ioana A. Dumitru, Serena Esposito, Rodolfo Fattovich, Luigi Gallo, Michal Gawlikowski, Caterina Giostra, Sunil Gupta, Michael Harrower, Martin Hense, Linda Huli, Sarah Japp, Serena Massa, Ralph K. Pedersen, Jacke S. Phillips, Patrice Pomey, Joanna K. Rądkowska, Mike Schnelle, Lucy Semaan, Steven E. Sidebotham, Shadia Taha, Husna Taha Elatta, Joanna Then-Obłuska and Iwona Zych

review on the subject; Kronfeld-Schor and Dayan 2003 ). This is true especially in the marine systems where examples for co-existence of similar species through temporal niche separation are sparse ( Ross 1986 ; Trenkel et al. 2007 ). The Red Sea is inhabited by two common members of the Pteroinae

In: Israel Journal of Ecology and Evolution


Archaeological investigations in the Farasān archipelago (southern Red Sea, Saudi Arabia) in the past decade have unveiled unsuspected historical information regarding Antiquity in that part of the Red Sea. The presence of South Arabian inscriptions and artefacts has been outlined. Exchange with the northern Horn of Africa still needs to be defined through further archaeological investigations. As for the Roman presence, Latin inscriptions testified that a military detachment settled on the islands in the 2nd century AD. Archaeological surveys have revealed architectural elements and artefacts that are relevant to this phase of occupation and provide preliminary information on the material presence of Roman soldiers; further investigation will hopefully shed light on the interaction of these with local inhabitants through the study of material culture.

In: Human Interaction with the Environment in the Red Sea

A survey in the El Gouna area, Red Sea, Egypt, disclosed the presence of Acheulean, early Middle Palaeolithic, late Middle Palaeolithic and Middle Holocene sites. One of the Middle Holocene sites is a “Steinplatz”” with Predynastic lithic material.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

INTRODUCTION Five species of the genus Idiomysis W. M. Tattersall, 1922 have been described previously from shallow (<40 m) subtropical to tropical, marine coastal waters of the Indo-Pacific, including the Red Sea. All four species observed so far by divers during daytime swim in small

In: Crustaceana

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In: Israel Journal of Plant Sciences
Author: N. A. Powell

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Red Sea Pubis mar. biol. Stn. Ghardaqa, No. 2, 25–118, pis 1940 1 7 Gohar H.A.F. A description and some biological studies of a new Alcyonarian species Clavularia hamra Gohar Pubis mar. biol. Stn. Ghardaqa, 6 1948 Gray J.E. Description of some new species of Spongodes and of a new

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Selected Papers of Red Sea Project VI
This volume contains a selection of fourteen papers presented at the Red Sea VI conference held at Tabuk University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in 2013. It sheds light on many aspects related to the environmental and biological perspectives, history, archaeology and human culture of the Red Sea, opening the door to more interdisciplinary research in the region. It stimulates a new discourse on different human adaptations to, and interactions with, the environment.

With contributions by Andre Antunes, K. Christopher Beard, Ahmed Hussein, Emad Khalil, Solène Marion de Procé, Abdirachid Mohamed, Ania Kotarba-Morley, Sandra Olsen, Andrew Peacock, Eleanor Scerri, Pierre Schneider, Marijke Van Der Veen and Chiara Zazzaro.


This study discusses the impact of the geographical nature of the Red Sea on the material culture of the region, especially in Aqiq, one of the most important ports in the region. This research focuses on the natural resources of that area and how ports were affected by them (e.g. the coral reefs in the surrounding environment and the prevailing climate in Aqiq). Also the paper looks at different types of material culture found in Aqiq unearthed through field work conducted in the area. This includes cemeteries, small finds, pottery, jewellery items, and other imported and local goods. Thus, it can be said that the Aqiq port was a centre of cultural interaction as reflected on its buildings, other constructions, the community in various respects and the culture products as whole.

In: Human Interaction with the Environment in the Red Sea