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  • Barry Turner
Part of the The Statesman’s Yearbook book series (SYBK)

Abstract

Qatar has rock carvings, inscriptions and fragments of pottery dating from 4000 BC. The early population was swelled by seasonal migration of Arab tribes and the peninsula became a centre for fishing and pearls. Commercial activity declined in the Roman era, when trade was concentrated in the Red Sea, but recovered in the 3rd century AD.

Keywords

Saudi Arabia Gulf Cooperation Council Central Statistical Organization Arab Tribe Rock Carving 
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Futher Reading

  1. Central Statistical Organization. Annual Statistical Abstract.Google Scholar
  2. El-Nawawy, Mohammed and Iskandar, Adel, Al-Jazeera: How the Free Arab News Network Scooped the World and Changed the Middle East. 2002Google Scholar
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© Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2010

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  • Barry Turner

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