The Umm an-Nār Mortuary Landscape at Dahwa, Sultanate of Oman​
Sponsored by Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center
1100 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
United States

Tuesday, 26 March, 2019

Title..............The Umm an-Nār Mortuary Landscape at Dahwa, Sultanate of Oman​

Lecturer........Kimberly D. Williams, Temple University

Location.......Sultan Qaboos Cultural Center, 1100 16th Street NW, 20036

​Time.............12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Event Description:   This a free noon lecture open to the public with RSVP (see details below).

The geographic focus of the lecture is the Batinah coast of Oman. It is a region critical to understanding the role of human-environmental interactions during the Early Bronze Age. The rare site of Dahwa is a large industrial settlement that was used intensively for copper smelting. This lecture will report the findings from the excavation of the large monumental tomb and bone pit at the Dahwa site. The excellent preservation of these mortuary contexts allows detailed reconstruction of the mortuary ritual and study of the material culture interred. Importantly, this preservation creates an opportunity to use the Dahwa site as a case study for the development of digital cultural heritage management techniques for future study, data dissemination, exploration, and tourism.

Kimberly D. Williams is a mortuary archaeologist/bioarchaeologist whose current research is focused on the mortuary and landscape archaeology in Southeastern Arabia. Her current and future work focuses on questions about prehistoric mortuary ritual, funerary landscape formation and use, interred material culture, and archaeological human skeletal remains all recovered via survey and excavation.

Please be sure to register for the free event by sending an RSVP email to: with the subject: "Oman Archaeology - Full Name".

Contact Information
Cameron Mackenzie