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Saudi Archaeologists Claim Earliest Evidence of Horse Domestication

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According to Saudi Arabian antiquities officials, a Neolithic site in the southwestern Asir province has revealed the earliest evidence of horse domestication. Ali al-Ghabban, vice-chairman of the Department of Museums and Antiquities, said a 9,000-year-old horse burial was discovered at the site of al-Maqar, along with a 3-foot-tall bust of a horse. “This discovery shows that horses were domesticated in the Arabian Peninsula for the first time more than 9,000 years ago,” said al-Ghabban. “Previous studies estimated the domestication of horses in Central Asia dating back 5,000 years.”

Saudi Archaeologists Claim Earliest Evidence of Horse Domestication

According to Saudi Arabian antiquities officials, a Neolithic site in the southwestern Asir province has revealed the earliest evidence of horse domestication.

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  1. […] “9,000 years ago Saudi Arabia Neolithic archaeological site with possible horses domestication in the Arabian peninsula from the civilization, named al-Maqar after the site’s location with some of the earliest evidence of horse domestication at a Neolithic site in the southwestern Asir province. The Maqar Civilization is a very advanced civilization of the Neolithic period. The site also includes remains of mummified skeletons, arrowheads, scrapers, grain grinders, tools for spinning and weaving, and other tools that are evidence of a civilization that is skilled in handicrafts.” ref, ref, ref […]

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