Archaeologists in the United Arab Emirates have unearthed some 8,000-year-old buildings. These are the oldest buildings ever unveiled in the country. The newly discovered buildings are more than five hundred years older than the oldest found. A statement from Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism quoted CNN as saying.
The statement said the newly discovered archeological infrastructure has some common circular chambers. Their walls are made of stone. The walls are still up to about one meter high. The location of the buildings is identified on Ghagha Island, west of Abu Dhabi. They were discovered during an archeological program conducted by the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism.
Archaeological groups say these are thought to be the homes of people living on the island. This suggests that there were Neolithic settlements in remote areas long before sea trade began. Archaeologists believe that many people were attracted to the island because of its local economic and environmental location.
Hundreds of ancient relics have been found along with the buildings. There are also bows made of stone. These were used for hunting. Archaeologists believe that the inhabitants of the area also used various sea resources.
Archaeologists are still struggling to gather enough evidence before reaching the final conclusions about the location of the buildings. They also found the remains of a man buried there about five thousand years ago. It is one of the few ancient tombs found in Abu Dhabi.
Mohammed Al Mubarak, chairperson of Abu Dhabi’s Department of Culture and Tourism, said the discovery of the buildings on Ghagha Island showed that the people of the region have been carrying the features of innovation, sustainability and resilience for thousands of years.
Earlier, the oldest building found in the UAE was located on the island of Marawah. It is also located on the coast of Abu Dhabi. In 2017, the search for the world’s oldest pearl was also found here.