New archaeological finds in the Emirate of Sharjah

New archaeological finds in the Emirate of Sharjah

According to a report published by the President of Culture and Information of the Emirate of Sharjah (United Arab Emirates), a group of researchers made up of different teams of archaeologists have made a discovery of different stone tools that can be up to 500,000 years old, being, perhaps, one of the first indications of the population of this latitude of the world.

As the first analyzes have revealed, among the tools found are hand axes dating back to the Lower Paleolithic such as Acheulean, which has made this discovery aroused great interest among the international archaeological community.

The team made up of experts from the Archaeological Directorate of Sharjah and the University of Tübingen, conducted a thorough investigation into Wadi Hilu, in the Hajar Mountains, where they have found remains dating back to the Bronze Age more than 4,000 years ago.

After the investigations has revealed that this place was used for mining as well as for the smelting of copper ore as well as cleaning of copper slag, for which rudimentary hammers were used, of which remains have been found in this area, which can provide great information when they are studied in depth.

According to the first studies and tests carried out with Carbon 14 facts in the findings, it is revealed that this place was occupied during a long period of time that goes from the beginning of the Neolithic (in approximately 8000 BC.) until Islamic times.

A team made up of researchers from the United States, was working in the area of Tell Abraq, one of the most important sites in the region and have revealed that they have layers of different settlements dating back approximately to the end of the first millennium BC, about 2,700 years ago.

Another team made up of professionals from the University of Ghent, in Belgium, they were working in Mleiha, where they managed to excavate some underground tombs, finding adobe houses and different ceramic remains among other objects.

Another team, from the Japanese University of Kanazawa worked at Dibba Al-Hisn, where they have found different samples of ceramics from China, which reveals that in those years there were different commercial connections with such distant places.

The good news is that the work will continue and we will be able to continue enjoying the different discoveries that will surely continue to be made at this important archaeological site.

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