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Shuwaymis (oldest leashed dog carvings) (Seems to be origin of large number of new articles)
Arabian Rock Art Heritage website ^

Posted on 11/19/2017 6:19:12 AM PST by mairdie

Shuwaymis is an area about 370 km southwest of the city of Ha’il, near the town of al-Ha’it, in southern Ha’il province. The petroglyphs were known by local Bedouin for centuries, but only drawn to the attention of authorities by a local school headmaster, Mamdouh al Rasheedi, in 2001. Professor Saad Abdul Aziz al-Rashid, calls Shuwaymis “a unique and very important find.”

The setting differs significantly from Jubbah in being surrounded by striking lava flows that impede travel, especially by camels and horses. Wadis are therefore important avenues for herders, and it is in these valleys that Neolithic and later petroglyphs appear. One of the wadis contains Neolithic hunting scenes just as remarkable as those in the Jubbah area. An enormous panel of camels, dating to a later period, is to be found on the east side of the wadi.

Many species of game and carnivores are shown at Shuwaymis. There are Neolithic hunting scenes with men carrying bows and arrows, accompanied by packs of dogs, overwritten with images of domestic cattle. One panel has so many men that it may indicate an organized communal hunt, something quite rare in Arabian rock art. Nearby are deeply incised footprints that are at least Neolithic in age. Another scene shows a wild ass and her foal being hunted by a man and his dogs. Depictions of leopards and cheetahs are more common here than elsewhere in Arabia, and there is an impressive 2-meter image of a lion.

(Excerpt) Read more at saudi-archaeology.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: agriculture; ancientart; animalhusbandry; archeology; dogs; godsgravesglyphs; helixmakemineadouble; huntergatherers
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1 posted on 11/19/2017 6:19:12 AM PST by mairdie
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Newsweek





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2 posted on 11/19/2017 6:23:12 AM PST by mairdie
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Sciencemag website - linked from Drudge


3 posted on 11/19/2017 6:26:56 AM PST by mairdie
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Pre-Kingdom art: Saudi Arabia


4 posted on 11/19/2017 6:29:15 AM PST by PIF (They came for me and mine ... now it is your turn ...)
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Inverse Science


5 posted on 11/19/2017 6:31:04 AM PST by mairdie
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Don’t remember Saudi Arabian ancient art that. Mostly studied surrounding areas. Thanks for the term.


6 posted on 11/19/2017 6:32:49 AM PST by mairdie
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The last 1.7M year long ice age “only” ended 17,000 years ago, my guess is 10,000 years ago that area was probably wetter and greener.


7 posted on 11/19/2017 6:36:37 AM PST by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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Makes sense with pictures of so many cattle.


8 posted on 11/19/2017 6:38:54 AM PST by mairdie
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High-resolution geospatial surveying techniques provide new insights into rock-art landscapes at Shuwaymis, Saudi Arabia - PDF to download
9 posted on 11/19/2017 6:41:38 AM PST by mairdie
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To: mairdie; StayAt HomeMother; Ernest_at_the_Beach; pax_et_bonum; decimon; 1010RD; 21twelve; ...
[singing] Shuwaymis, how we love ya, how we love ya, our dear old Shuwaymis...
Thanks mairdie. This is literally the only topic of its kind on FR, according to the search engine results. Let's make this the weekly Digest ping as well.

10 posted on 11/19/2017 9:02:43 AM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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You’re funny.

I just can’t understand how they valued dogs then and grew to hate dogs now.


11 posted on 11/19/2017 9:22:08 AM PST by mairdie
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I just can’t understand how they valued dogs then and grew to hate dogs now.

That's easy. One word. One name. One hate-filled pedophile came along and convinced enough people that he was Holy, and that nothing he did could ever be criticized, and thus anything he did or didn't like must be emulated. The fact that Mohammed hated dogs is just further proof of the depth of his Evil.

Those carving are from thousands of years ago. Mohammed didn't infect the planet until a few hundred years ago.

12 posted on 11/19/2017 9:26:08 AM PST by Teacher317 (We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men)
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I just can’t understand how they valued dogs then and grew to hate dogs now.

They like them...with potatoes,gravy and a cold pitcher of goats milk.

13 posted on 11/19/2017 9:28:39 AM PST by Don Corleone (.leave the gun, take the canolis, take it to the mattress.)
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YUCK!!!!!!!!!!!!!


14 posted on 11/19/2017 9:31:44 AM PST by mairdie
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I still can’t understand how they’d choose HIM over a brown-eyed pooch that trembles all over with its love for a person.


15 posted on 11/19/2017 9:32:36 AM PST by mairdie
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Looks like it could be a take-out menu from certain parts of ancient Asia.


16 posted on 11/19/2017 1:11:40 PM PST by Rebelbase (The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it.-- H.L. Mencken)
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Collar me puzzled.


17 posted on 11/19/2017 1:31:51 PM PST by SunkenCiv (www.tapatalk.com/groups/godsgravesglyphs/, forum.darwincentral.org, www.gopbriefingroom.com)
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Clever.


18 posted on 11/19/2017 1:40:07 PM PST by mairdie
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That’s pretty neat. I know the text says they look like Canaan dogs but to my eye they really don’t. (I see Canaan dogs fairly frequently). The closest breed (to my eye) is the Basenji . The dogs in the images are smallish and short legged, not particularly Canaan-like.


19 posted on 11/19/2017 1:55:12 PM PST by Varda
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EXACTLY the dog I was thinking of!


20 posted on 11/19/2017 2:04:36 PM PST by mairdie
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