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Recently a prehistoric site where stone scrapers, punches and axes have been found that are estimated to be hundreds of thousands of years old. It has been in Al Dhaid, capital of the central district of the Amirate of Sharjah, in the United Arab Emirates.
A team of archaeologists belonging to the Department of Antiquities and the University of Tubingen, in Germany, were in charge of discovering a large number of stone tools in this corner of central Sharjah.
The chief of the local archaeologists, the doctor Sabah Jassim, stated that everything that has been found so far is being studied and analyzed thoroughly to determine its exact age. "We have sent different articles including axes and scrapers for a more in-depth analysis in order to obtain the best results that can provide us with information in this regard."
“When the information from the analyzes carried out is received, it will be possible to have information of great value for the records on the Stone Age in the emirate and also on the early history of the first human groups and their successors in this region of the world, something that we really want to know, ”said Jassim.
Likewise it is known that the punches were used for piercing the leather of animal skins and scrapers were used to perform what is known as leather cleaning, separating the remains of meat from the skin, an indispensable part of the tanning process.
This has not been the only archaeological excavation that has been carried out in the emirate of Sharjah in recent years; Previously, different objects similar to those found in this new place had been discovered. For example, pieces of pottery, hammers, anvils, copper and different remains of what appeared to be a foundry were found, something that greatly surprised its discoverers.
Among other remains found are human skeletons located in a mass grave, accompanied by glass vases, gifts and funeral honors, ceramics, weapons and a strange and original collection of small glass bottles. Surely this will not be the only discovery to be made in this place so prone to surprising archaeologists, so we will have to arm ourselves with patience and wait for the results of the analysis of the pieces sent to Germany.
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