Le wâdî/Durâ’ : un modèle d’irrigation antique ?

Arabian Humanities. 1993;10 DOI 10.4000/cy.128

 

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Journal Title: Arabian Humanities

ISSN: 2308-6122 (Online)

Publisher: Centre Français d’Archéologie et de Sciences Sociales de Sanaa

LCC Subject Category: Social Sciences

Country of publisher: Yemen

Language of fulltext: English, French

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AUTHORS

Jean-François Breton
Jean-Claude Roux

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 48 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

The wâdi /Durâ’ : A model of ancient irrigation ? In the governorate of Shabwa, south of Ni/sâb, the wadi /Durâ’ has been the object of multi-disciplinary research from 1992- 1996. A great variety of hydraulic systems, a number of inscriptions and thermoluminescence dates taken from lemons, shows that the entire valley was intensively exploited for approximately two millenia. Do these results allow for the construction of a model, at least one that is qualitative, of an ancient irrigation in a semi-mountainous environment ? Taking the available data into account, a definitive model cannot be validated, however the obtained results allow for the preliminary construction of an original model of the wâdî /Durâ’ and its tributaries.