WIT Press


Study Of The Archaeological Building Materials On Farasan Islands, Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia, And Their Relationship With The Islands’ Local And Climatic Environment

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/DSHF160091

Volume

158

Pages

12

Page Range

95 - 106

Published

2016

Size

1,481 kb

Author(s)

A. Ali, E. Al-Banna

Abstract

The Farasan Islands are located in the Southern Region of Saudi Arabia. These islands comprise many archaeological buildings dating back to different historical eras. The present study reports some of the results that could be attained from the application of various analytical techniques to illustrate the structure of the used archaeological building materials. The study will be for the main building material (stone) and secondary building materials will be followed in a next study. The techniques also show what relationship relates the building materials to “the local environment”, as well as their relationship to the climatic environment as factors of deterioration.

The case study of the building materials will be carried out by using proper scientific methods in the examination and analysis of the scrutinized building materials. The study will also implement a number of mechanical and natural properties’ experimentation.

Keywords

Farasan Islands, building materials, lime stone, examination and analysis, local and climatic environment