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Al-Magar Civilization





Al-Magar site is located  in a very remote area of central Arabia   between Tathleet  and Wadi Al Dawaser at about  40km from the town of Gayirah in the province of Tathleet.

Al-Magar site was first discovered by a Saudi national who collected some archaeological objects scattered on the surface. Another Saudi National reported the site  to the Riyadh Governorate (Amara).
In March, 2010, SCTA surveyed the site and commenced exploration after the site was reported by the citizen.
From the available evidences it is decifered that the early Man had once settled here practicing agriculture and animal husbandry in this area before the desertification had commenced or during the catastrophic climate change which ended up with a large spread of desert throughout the region.
Archeological items of different kinds are found spread all over the site, which include arrow heads and precision made stone scrapers similar to those used by man during the Neolithic period. The site received it’s name, "Al Magar Civilization" from the present day name of the location – Al Magar.
Several statues of domesticated animals were found on the site representing a part of the daily life of the population. The animal statues include, horses, sheep, goats, greyhounds, ostriches, hawks, and fishes.
Gathered material and the results of carbon-dating of the stone tools picked up from the site's surface indicate that the Neolithic period was the last period in which the ancient man had lived on this site, which could beabout 9000 year ago.

For more information please visit the following links;

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

Last update: 10/8/2012 12:45 PM