This talk takes us back thousands of years through some of the oldest archaeological sites in the UAE, beginning with Neolithic sites dating to the Mid-6th millennium BCE. New technology, such as agriculture, pottery, and copper metallurgy, began to appear at the beginning of the Bronze Age (Hafit Period from 3200-2600 BCE). During this period, trade exchanges of goods between Baluchistan and Mesopotamia began to grow, but the apogee of the Umm an-Nar culture’s new trading partnership was with the Indus Civilization (2500-2200 BCE). Towards the end of the 3rd millennium, global aridity led the Bronze Age communities to reorganize themselves into the Wadi Suq culture.
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