Discovery in Marawah Island sheds light on late Stone Age in Abu Dhabi

The findings from a series of new excavations in Abu Dhabi have given researchers a fascinating insight into life in the Late Stone Age in the country.

Archaeologists dug up more than 20 different sites on Marawah Island and excavated hundreds of artifacts, including a 7,500-year-old house and human skeletons.

The results of the finding have revealed some of the earliest known examples of stone built architecture in the Gulf region and the earliest known inhabitants of the capital.

Dr. Mark Beech, Head of Coastal Heritage and Paleontology at the Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, explains why the findings are significant.

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