(ORDO NEWS) — In 2018, in Saudi Arabia in the El Jawf district, which is located in the northern part of the country, interesting figures were discovered – stone camels. Initially, experts assumed that the carvings were no more than two thousand years old, but recent research has shown that they are much older than previously thought.
It is reported by Live Science.
Scientists examined the interesting find in more detail and found that the carving was created around 6000-50000 BC. At that time, the region was characterized by low temperatures and was more humid. The landscape was represented by numerous lakes and huge pastures.
People grazed herds of horses and camels and at the same time created incredible works of art. For this, special tools made of siliceous shale were used. Specialists noted that special scaffolding could be used additionally to make such a thread.
Maria Gaunin said that the communities of the Neolithic times have returned to these camels more than once. This indicates that symbolism has been preserved for a long enough time.
Dating the carvings was somewhat problematic due to the fact that they were severely damaged by the influence of the winds. Therefore, the marks left by the tools in the rock were taken into account, and the bones found in its layers were also studied. Scientists even used the method of radiocarbon dating of the remains in order to establish the age of this thread as accurately as possible.
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