Al Ain National Museum Explores Camel History

On November 07, the Department of Culture and Tourism, Abu Dhabi hosted the third in a series of coffee morning lectures at Al Ain National Museum, where the audience was introduced to the latest discoveries on the origins of the domesticated Arab camel, presented by Peter Magee, head, archaeology, Al Ain National Museum.

The analysis of bones found on dig sites across the country indicated that camels were tamed and domesticated no earlier than 1,000 BC.

The findings show that the numbers of wild camels declined, giving scientists an indication as to when the domestication of camels was first introduced in the Arab region.

Camels were used for trade and transport which signifies a radical shift in people’s daily lives.