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Arabia was inhabited during the Ice Age

New evidence suggests that modern humans settled in southern Arabia during the Ice Age, 20,000 years ago. The view used to be that people did not settle in large numbers in Arabia until the development of agriculture, around 10,000-11,000 years ago. Now, the new findings demonstrate that modern humans have dwelt in

Stone tools reveal human migration into Arabia

Stone tools discovered in Oman suggests that humans migrated up into Arabia tens of thousands of years earlier than initially believed. In a climate like Arabia's, desert winds and sand erode all but the strongest materials. "Everything breaks down," Rose says, "but rocks don't." The trick, he says, "is squeezing information

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