Rock Carved with an Animal Image from Dhuwayla

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Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 18 February 2019

Over a hundred stones with rock carvings were discovered in a small seasonal hunting camp in the desert. The majority were found on the ground surface but a few had been incorporated into walls of traps for hunting gazelles, known as "kites". The forms were incised with pointed flint tools onto smooth black desert stones. Most images depicted horned animals with short tails, looking like gazelles and deers. Pre-Pottery Neolithic B, 6900-6500 BCE. From Dhuwayla in the north-eastern desert, Jordan. (The Jordan Museum, Amman, Jordan).

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About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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Amin, O. S. M. (2019, February 18). Rock Carved with an Animal Image from Dhuwayla. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10054/rock-carved-with-an-animal-image-from-dhuwayla/

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Rock Carved with an Animal Image from Dhuwayla." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified February 18, 2019. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/10054/rock-carved-with-an-animal-image-from-dhuwayla/.

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Amin, Osama Shukir Muhammed. "Rock Carved with an Animal Image from Dhuwayla." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 18 Feb 2019. Web. 06 Feb 2023.

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