Mayahi said, But there are still details that need to be worked out, and the artefacts must all be registered in an electronic archive at Cornell University in the state of New York before they are returned.
Both the parties have agreed not to go into details about how the artefacts came to be in the United States, he added.
The statement said that the Tourist and Antiques Police was tipped off about a Palestinian national from occupied East Jerusalem who was moving hundreds of rare artefacts from the city of Bethlehem to smuggle them abroad.
A huge Palestinian police force moved to the scene and arrested the suspect and seized the artefacts before they left the Palestinian territories.
Lieutenant Colonel Abdullah Al Shamsi, Director of the City police, said the CID division at the station had been tipped off that an Arab expatriate driver was trying to dispose off an archeological artefact.
The suspect who, by that time had sold the artefact, was arrested.
Following the demonstration by Hiscock and Attenbrow (1998) that the manufacture of backed artefacts occurred in Australia during the early Holocene, it is important to re-evaluate our approach to the archaeology of this period.
There is ongoing dispute about other space-time patterns of backed artefacts in Australia.
This paper investigates the effects of human trampling on the horizontal distribution of stone artefacts at Petzkes Cave, a large sandstone rockshelter in northern New South Wales.
This allows us to focus on the artefacts and the cave zones which may be least affected by trampling, when investigating the original areas of activity.
The AAPL project resulted in the collection of artefacts from 450 diverse sites scattered from the California coast near Santa Barbara (CA) eastward to the plains of West Texas near McCamey (TX).
These difficulties would increase exponentially as the number of artefacts and analysts increased.