Jebel Faya

Jebel Faya

Jebel Faya is an archaeological site near Al-Madam, Sharjah Emirate, UAE. It is the world's most ancient settlement yet discovered of anatomically modern humans outside of Africa. Archaeologists found three different Paleolithic settlements which date from 125,000 years ago to 34,000 years ago. The site also includes remains of a tomb dating back to the Neolithic Period as well as a number of tombs which belong to the fourth and third millennium BC.

Site Information

Country: UAE

District: Emirate of Sharjah

Site History: Paleolithic Age

Oldest Culture: Paleolithic

Later Cultures: Bronze Age

Site Features: Stone & Bronze Ages Monuments

UNESCO Tentative List

Part of: The Cultural Landscape of the Central Region in Sharjah

Date of Submission: 2012

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