25 July, 2008

Early irrigation farming in Hadhramout

About 150 kilometers south of Al Mukalla - in Wady Sana, a team of archaeologists have discovered new evidence of ancient transitions from hunting and herding to irrigation agriculture, dating back 5,200 years ago.
Read more of the discovery by the University of Toronto and The Roots of Agriculture in Southern Arabia: here; and you can read more about the same from earlier findings by the University of Minnesota Archaeological Expedition in Yemen, February-March 1998: here.