Oldest human bone found in Saudi Arabia

Oldest human bone found in Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Aug 18 (IANS) Archaeologists have discovered the “world’s oldest human bone” in Saudi Arabia, the media reported on Thursday.

The bone is a part of the middle finger of a human being believed to have lived 90,000 years ago, rendering it the oldest human trace found in the Arabian Peninsula, Xinhua news agency reported.

The bone was discovered during excavations at Tayma, where a large oasis exists with a long history of habitation, the Saudi Commission for Tourism and National Heritage said.

The discovery was made by a joint research team of Saudi archaeologists and experts from Oxford University.

2 Comments

  1. Find out genetic haplography – who are they and where they came from ! or JUST a CONAMINATED specimen with ancient fire ash !

  2. I cannot believe this, because ancient civilisations began on the banks of mighty rivers and virtually the entire Saudi Arabia is barren, hostile desert.

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