ArchaeOman is a cross-project information platform for the field of Near Eastern Archaeology with the emphasis on Oman. It makes web-based content equally accessible to scholars and the interested public. The term ArchaeOman is composed of two components. ‘Archaeo’ is a Greek prefix and means ‘old, and ‘Oman’ bears the regional reference to the Sultanate of Oman on the Arabian Peninsula.
ArchaeOman is, in the first instance, meant to complement the existing and planned academic publications (articles, chapters in edited volumes and monographs) with digital material. These are especially 3D models, panorama views and web GIS applications. They should not only contribute to archaeological research but also offer illustrative materials to the general public. In addition, short summaries of the results of the research are included.
The following projects are presented:
Bat (2010–2015), Al-Ayn (2010–2011), Al-Zebah (2011–2014), Al-Khubayb (2015), Muhaliyah (2016), Lizq (2017), the reuse of tombs (2015–2017), Tawi Said (2018), Al-Khashbah (since 2015), as well as the Al-Mudhaybi Survey (since 2019).
21/05/2019: Al-Khashbah is on the front cover of the latest issue of Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy.
31/10/2018: The first volume of the series Arabia Orientalis titled Beyond Tombs and Towers, edited by Stephanie Döpper, has been released.
21/08/2018: Four articles from the Proceedings of the Seminar for Arabian Studies are now available as Open Access downloads.
11/06/2018: On the Seminar for Arabian Studies 2018 in London in August there will be a paper about Al-Khashbah with the latest excavation results and analyses on various groups of findings.
10/05/2018: 3D-models of small finds from Bat have been added to the website.
10/01/2018: In the Mitteilungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 149 our report on the 2015 and 2016 field seasons has been published.
15/11/2017: The website ArchaeOman officially launched.