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  UAE History - Ancient artifacts
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ossils
 
 
In spite of the fact that the U.A.E. has been in existence for just under 30 years, the country has a fossil record stretching back hundreds of millions of years. The emirate of Abu Dhabi is particularly rich in fossils, although isolated geological formations in Sharjah and Dubai have also yielded important fossil remains as well, particularly of a marine nature. For many years scholars from the British Museum of Natural History in London have worked in the western desert area of Abu Dhabi where a bountiful harvest of fossils have been uncovered. The types of fossil equids, elephants, hippopotami, crocodiles and other species recovered near Jabal Baynunah bear witness to a climate and environment very different from that of the present day. Watering holes, surrounded by savannah-like grassland, existed here which probably looked more like East Africa than eastern Arabia. Abu Dhabi is a palaeontologist’s dream, for not only have large numbers of fossils been discovered in the so-called Baynunah Formation, but entirely new species and animals previously unattested in the Arabian peninsula have been found there. The study of this important fossil record is providing important clues about the climate and environment of the Arabian shelf (broadly the eastern half of the peninsula) which are changing the way scientists look at the earliest phases in the history of the earth and its inhabitants.
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  Fossil sea urchin from the Late Cretaceous period, around 70 million years ago A gypsum formation known as a "desert rose", from near the Liwa Oasis,
Abu Dhabi A fossil rudist from the Late Cretaceous period, around 70 million years ago Fossil skull of gazelle like animal from Baynunah. 5-7 million years old.