SAUDI ARABIA

‘Camel site’ in Saudi Arabia dates back to Neolithic period

September 15, 2021

Saudi Gazette report

RIYADH — A scientific study by the Saudi Heritage Commission with Saudi and international researchers, has been able to date rock carvings at the ‘Camel Site’ in Al-Jouf back to the Neolithic period.

The study was conducted by a combined Saudi and international team of researchers from the Heritage Commission, King Saud university, the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Max Planck Institute, the Free University of Berlin, Oxford University, and several others dated the site back to the Neolithic period between 5,600 BCE – 5,200 BCE.

It finds that the cravings and animal fossils showed the presence of a distinctive stone industry, expected to date back to the end of the Nealithic period. Also, the camel site is believed to be home to the world’s oldest life-saved carvings.

There are 21 carvings of animals of which 17 are camels and two are horses.


September 15, 2021
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