The
second study season in the Al-Ghat region was conducted between the 1st
and the 18th of March 2014. The project works under the aegis of the Saudi Commission for Tourism
and Antiquities, Riyadh and the University of Leuven, Belgium.

The
project is directed by Mr. Mohammed Ali Alsalouk and Joachim Bretschneider. The Belgian team
consisted of Prof. Joachim Bretschneider, Prof. Philip Van Peer, Nicolas Kress,
Greta Jans, Anne-Sophie Van Vyve, Dave Geerts, Marjolein Van der Waa, Shanah De
Boeck en Ellen Van Belle.

Looking
for early human activity, some areas like the Wadi Markh, were extensively
surveyed. Several excavation quadrants were opened on Jebel Markh and Qurayy as Sumur and these sites were topographically documented.

Lithic
artifacts from Jebel Samar and Jebel Markh

At
work at the Jebel Markh