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A series of new archaeological discoveries in the Sultanate of Oman, nestled in the southeastern corner of the Arabian Peninsula, reveals the timing and identity of one of the first modern human groups to migrate out of Africa.
Saudi Arabian officials said archaeologists have begun excavating the site of a 9,000-year-old civilization, including horse fossils, suggesting people in the Arabian Peninsula domesticated horses in the ancient culture.
Archaeologists working in the Arabian peninsula are re-documenting the first human migrations out of Africa, and offer new evidence that modern humans reached the Persian Gulf as much as 65,000 years earlier than previously believed.
DALLAS, Jan. 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Arabian American Development Co. (Nasdaq: ARSD) announced today that AMAK, the joint stock company in Saudi Arabia which is 41% owned by ARSD, has applied for four additional leases surrounding the Al Masane area (Najran province) in southwestern Saudi Arabia.
BOSTON, Jan. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Under the Patronage of Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah, AllWorld Network announced the launch of the Arabia Fast Growth 500 (Arabia 500) program in Jordan.
DUBAI, UAE, November 24, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- As construction projects in Saudi Arabia hit over US 500 billion, the demand for experts to execute and deliver these ambitious projects is rising dramatically.
DALLAS, June 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Arabian American Development Co.
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Forsythe Transportation has just completed a major consulting project, serving as the School Bus Industry Subject Matter Expert for Hafil Transport, the largest private bus transport company in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperative Countries.
The mountain gazelle (Gazella gazelle) occurs on the Arabian Peninsula, although its distribution is fragmented. It prefers a habitat within foothills, mountains, and coastal plains. These habitats depend on acacia trees, although this gazelle has difficulty residing in arid, hot areas. Typically, the mountain gazelle is a grazing species, but its diet can change depending food abundance. The IUCN has listed the mountain gazelle on its Red List as “Vulnerable”. The current population...
The Arabian Wolf (Canis lupus arabs), is a mammal of the order Carnivora. It is a subspecies of Gray Wolf which was once found throughout the Arabian Peninsula, but now only lives in small pockets in Southern Israel, Oman, Yemen, Jordan, and Saudi Arabia. Their ears are proportionately larger in relation to body size when compared to other species, an adaptation needed to disperse body heat. This subspecies is unusual, as it is not known to howl. Arabian wolves are unique among gray...
The Lesser Kudu (Tragelaphus imberbis), is a forest antelops found in East Africa and possibly the southern Arabian Peninsula. Lesser Kudu live in dry thorn bush and forest and eat mainly leaves. Lesser Kudu are nocturnal. They live in groups of two to five ranging up to twenty-four on rare occasions these have about equal numbers of males and females. Lesser Kudu stand about a 40 at the shoulder and weigh 110 - 220 pounds, males are larger than females. Males are grey-brown while females...
Black-crowned Tchagra (Tchagra senegala) is a bushshrike in the family Malaconotidae. This family of passerine birds is closely related to the true shrikes in the family Laniidae, and were once included in that group. This species can be found in the Arabian Peninsula as well as most of Africa where it prefers scrub, open woodland, semi-desert and cultivated areas. It lays two or three eggs in a cup nest in a tree or bush. Similar to shrikes, this bird hunts insects and other small prey...
- Growing in low tufty patches.