In Abu Dhabi, archaeologists have discovered buildings that are almost nine thousand years old

(ORDO NEWS) — Archaeologists have discovered on the island of Gaga, west of Abu Dhabi, the ruins of buildings that are more than eight and a half thousand years old, according to The National News.

The discovery allowed scientists to make a new discovery – the buildings turned out to be the oldest known in the UAE.

Previously, the building on the island of Marawa, also located off the coast of Abu Dhabi, was considered the oldest. Its age is 500 years younger than the recently discovered ruins.

Experts believe that the first communities of this rich country were probably located in stone buildings. They were simple round rooms up to a meter in height. In the rooms, archaeologists have found hundreds of artifacts, including skillfully crafted stone arrowheads. They were used for hunting.

Experts have not yet found out how long this settlement existed and why it was abandoned about five thousand years ago.

The publication also notes that it was previously believed that the catalyst for settlements in the area was the sea trade routes, which just developed during the Neolithic period. However, the latest discovery proves that people began to live here much earlier.

“These archaeological finds have demonstrated that people settled and built houses here eight and a half thousand years ago,” commented Mohamed Al Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism of Abu Dhabi. “We also established that this was an advanced society that for thousands of years just wanted to make progress.”

He added that all the discovered objects allow for a better understanding of the history and understanding of the cultural ties between the people of the UAE and maritime communications. However, specialists still have a lot to uncover in order to learn as much as possible about the past.


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