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Polish archaeologists discover 'prehistoric' site in Oman

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Nick Hodge 17.11.2015 11:00
A Polish research team has discovered a total of seven sites, one of which is apparently prehistoric, in a recent excursion to northwestern Oman.
Polish archaeologists at work in Oman. Photo: PCMA/Łukasz RutkowskiPolish archaeologists at work in Oman. Photo: PCMA/Łukasz Rutkowski

The team was from the from the Polish Centre of Mediterranean Archaeology, University of Warsaw.

Professor Piotr Bieliński, director of the project, stated that “this season’s finds hint at [one site] being a pre-agricultural Neolithic site, which is a very interesting phenomenon in the Middle East.”

“A burial ground from the Hafit period (beginning of the 3rd millennium BC) with stone tower-tombs,” was discovered, according to the website for the Polish Centre for Mediterranean Archaeology.

Surveys of four settlement sites and five burial sites were the introduction to a four-year long Polish-Omani research project in the micro-region Qumayrah, a mountain valley near the towns of Bilt and Al-'Ayn.

The project is scheduled to last until 2018. (uak/nh)

tags: Oman
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