ANR Publications


  • Charbonnier J., Purdue L., Benoist A., 2017. Taming surface water in pre-Islamic Southeast Arabia: archaeological, geoarchaeological and chronological evidence of runoff water channeling in Masāfī (UAE). Journal of Field Archaeology 42 (1) : 13-28
  • Charbonnier J., Purdue L., Calastrenc C., Régagnon E., Sagory T. and Benoist A., 2017. Ancient agricultural landscapes in Southeast Arabia: Approach and first results of an archaeological, geo-archaeological, and spatial study of the Masāfī Palm Grove, Emirate of Fujairah, in al-Tikriti W. Y. and Yule P. A. (ed.): Proceedings of the Water and Life in Arabia Conference, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Abu Dhabi, pp. 45-65.

Communications en colloque


  • Purdue. Diverse resources, diverse strategies: how to study water landscapes? An assessment from case studies in the Emirates and Oman. al-Sudayri Foundation conference, Riyadh (Octobre, 2018).
  • Purdue, J. Charbonnier, S. Costa, M. Crépy, E. Régagnon, C. Calastrenc, T. Sagory, A. Garnier, H. Djerbi, L. Herveux, C. Virmoux, A. Benoist. Late Holocene Oases of South-East Arabia: emergence and agricultural management of the mountainous palm grove of Masafi (UAE). UISPP (Juin, Paris)
  • Purdue. Water and soil: aspects of interdisciplinary irrigation studies within geoarchaeology. ICAANE (Avril, 2018).
  • Charbonnier, L. Purdue. Archaeohydrology of Masafi oasis (UAE): from the Late Bronze age to the present-day. ICAANE (Avril, 2018)
  • Purdue, S. Costa, M. Crépy, G. Davtian, J. Charbonnier, H. Djerbi, C. Virmoux, A. Carré, C. Rouvier. The Ras al Khaimah oasis project: formation, evolution and socio-environmental dynamics. Results of the 2017 field campaign in the oasis of Dhayah. Archaeology Conference 2018, Abu Dhabi (Mars 2018).
  • Crépy, L. Purdue, S. Costa, J. Charbonnier. Origine des terres arables dans les oasis de montagne : contexte et processus de sédimentation à Masafi (Fujairah, Emirats arabes unis). Journée des jeunes géomorphologues (Lyon, Février).



  • Charbonnier, L. Purdue, S. Costa. An ethnoarchaeology of oases: case study in Southeast Arabia, XVIIIèmes Rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes (Octobre 2017).
  • Costa, L. Purdue, J. Charbonnier, A.Garnier, H.Djerbi, T.Blasco, A. Dufour, A.Benoist. Reconstruire les paysages oasiens à travers les millénaires : quelles informations dans les sols ?Le cas de l’oasis de Masafi (Emirats Arabes Unis), XVIIIèmes Rencontres internationales d’archéologie et d’histoire d’Antibes (Octobre 2017).
  • Purdue, D. Moger, G. Durrier de Madron, G. Davtian, S. Botan. Ancient agriculture and runoff harvesting in the mountain oasis of Rustaq, Oman. SAS, London (Août)
  • Charbonnier, M. Crépy, S. Costa, E. Régagnon, C. Calastrenc, T. Sagory and L. Purdue.. Hidden waters? Diachronic study of artesian springs and wells in Masafi (UAE). SAS, London (Août)
  • L. Purdue, Julien Charbonnier, Sophie Costa, Emmanuelle Régagnon, Carine Calastrenc, Thomas Sagory et Anne Benoist. Archaeohydrology of Masafi oasis (UAE): from the Early Iron age to the present-day. Archaeohydrology of Oases and Cities, Topoi, Berlin (June).