. World’s Oldest-Known Plans for Hunting Traps Identified in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, New Study Reports « JO LEE MAGAZINE

ART NEWS – The world’s oldest-known architectural plans, dating back more than 9,000 years, have been discovered by archaeologists in Saudi Arabia and Jordan, according to a new study published in the scientific journal PLOS One. These “extremely precise depictions” of Stone Age hunting traps, called kites because of their shape, were engraved on stone slabs. These structures would have been used to lure wild animals into enclosed herds, where they would have then been slaughtered. Massive converging walls measuring from a few hundred feet to more than three-miles-long.

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