. 9,000-Year-Old Neolithic Shrine Unearthed in Jordan’s Desert « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – A team of archeologists have discovered a roughly 9,000-year-old ritual complex in a Neolithic campsite in Jordan’s eastern desert. The shrine was found near ancient hunting traps called “desert kites,” each consisting of two long walls stone walls that converge like a giant arrow. Experts believe game animals like gazelles would enter the structure and be corralled toward slaughter. The structures are scattered across Southwest and Central Asia, with some of the oldest believed to be in Jordan’s Badia region. The shrine contained two standings stones carved with human figures alongside representations of the “desert kite.”

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