About the Authors

Rémy Crassard

remy.crassard@mom.fr

Affiliation CNRS, UMR 5133 ‘Archéorient’, Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon, France

Michael D. Petraglia

Affiliations School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom, Human Origins Program, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., United States of America

Nick A. Drake

Affiliation Department of Geography, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

Paul Breeze

Affiliation Department of Geography, King’s College London, London, United Kingdom

Bernard Gratuze

Affiliation CNRS, UMR 5060 ‘Iramat’, Centre Ernest Babelon, Orléans, France

Abdullah Alsharekh

Affiliations Department of Archaeology, College of Tourism and Archaeology, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Ministry of Higher Education, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Mounir Arbach

Affiliation CNRS, UMR 8167 ‘Orient & Méditerranée - Mondes sémitiques’, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Huw S. Groucutt

Affiliation School of Archaeology, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

Lamya Khalidi

Affiliation CNRS, UMR 5133 ‘Archéorient’, Maison de l'Orient et de la Méditerranée, Lyon, France

Nils Michelsen

Affiliation Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institut für Angewandte Geowissenschaften, Darmstadt, Germany

Christian J. Robin

Affiliation CNRS, UMR 8167 ‘Orient & Méditerranée - Mondes sémitiques’, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Jérémie Schiettecatte

Affiliation CNRS, UMR 8167 ‘Orient & Méditerranée - Mondes sémitiques’, Ivry-sur-Seine, France

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AA MA RC MDP CJR JS. Performed the experiments: MA PB RC NAD BG NM CJR JS. Analyzed the data: PB RC NAD BG LK NM. Wrote the paper: AA RC PB NAD BG HSG LK MDP JS.