Remains of 7,500-year-old man found

ABU DHABI - Archaeologists in the United Arab Emirates have found the remains of a 7,500-year-old man, the oldest skeleton found in the country, the official WAM news agency reported on Monday.

By (Reuters)

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Published: Mon 20 Dec 2004, 9:09 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:31 PM

The skeleton was found buried on Marawah island, some 100 km (miles) off the coast of Abu Dhabi. The man was aged between 20 and 40 years.

It was buried facing east, indicating a sophisticated community lived on Marawah, WAM quoted Peter Hellyer, executive director of the Abu Dhabi Islands Archaeological Survey, as saying.

Excavations at the island, which have lasted several years, have also unearthed remains of buildings and utensils.

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