The aim of the international expedition is to prove that the area is an ancient human settlement, and to obtain material evidence from the Neolithic era
"Even if we had someone here now from the Neolithic era
, who was actually carving the symbols, I still think we'd be scratching our heads over it.
The villagers appeared to have only had a few animals during the first hundred years of settlement at the dawn of the Neolithic era
"While reconstructions have previously been made of people from the Neolithic era
, we do not know of any previous attempt to forensically reconstruct an animal from this time.
Located on the left bank of the Euphrates River which swept away all archaeological sites alongside, Tel al-'Abar which dates back to the Neolithic Era
is considered the first archaeological site in Syria and contain the only remaining structure in the region, a huge round building that is 2 meters deep and 2 meters in diameters with fingerprint drawings engraved on its walls.
The archaeological discoveries by the Ministry of Heritage and Culture in February 2000 in Ras Al Hamra showed the civilisation of the Omani fisherman during the period of the Neolithic era
before the third millennium BC.
They say it probably dates back to the Neolithic era
, which ran from about 5,000BC.
The discovery of one of the oldest villages dating back to the Neolithic era
was announced on Sunday at Till Samara, located in the Dakahlia governorate, by an Egyptian-French archaeological mission, the Ministry of Antiquities stated in a press release.
This made the samples older than the Neolithic era
when scientists believe humans established farming.
Notably, the SCTH honored the then Portugal Ambassador Manuel Carvalho last December for returning a finely crafted Saudi artifact of the Neolithic era
to the commission.
UNESCO explained that this oasis located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula is full of gardens, irrigation channels, pure water springs, wells, Lakes , historical buildings, urban fabric and archaeological sites which indicate enduring and stability of humans in the Gulf region since the New Stone Age (Neolithic Era
) up to present, adding that the unique feature of Al-Ahsa Oasis is seen as the largest palm oasis in the world.
More than 30 archaeological sites have been found dating back to the New Stone Age (Neolithic era
- 5th and 3rd millennium BC).