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Al-Magar Civilization

 

 

 
 
 
Introduction:

 

Al-Magar site is located in a very remote area in Central Saudi Arabia between Tathleet and Wadi Al Dawaser which is approximately 120 kilometers from​ Wadi Al Dawaser.

The site was first discovered by a Saudi citizen who happen to collect some archaeological artifacts found scattered on the site's surface, and one other Saudi citizen reported the site to the Riyadh Governorate subsequently.  In March, 2010, SCTA surveyed the site and began exploration after the existence of the site was reported.

From the available evidence it was concluded that the early man had once settled here and practiced the art of agriculture and animal husbandry in this region before the desertification had actually begun or during the catastrophic event of climate change that ended with a large spread of desert across the region.
 
Archeological items of different types were found spread all over the site, which include some stone arrow heads and stone scrapers crafted accurately, similar to those used by the Neolithic man. The site was named, "Al Magar Civilization" based on the present day name of the area – Al Magar.
 
Many statues of domesticated animals were found on the site as part of the daily life of the population at that time. The statues included those of, horses, sheep, goats, greyhounds, ostriches, hawks, and fish.
 
The collected material and the results of carbon-dating of the stone tools from the site suggest that the Neolithic was the last period in which the man had once lived on this site, which may be about before 9000 years from now. 
 

For more information please visit the following links;

-    Photo Gallery
-    Video Library
-    General Information on Al Magar Site






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