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Neolithic

  1. the period of the new Stone Age which began approximately 10,000 years ago in the Middle East but not until c. 5,500 years ago in Britain where it lasted until c. 4,500 years ago. The period marks the beginning of plant cultivation and domestication of animals by humans.
  2. relating to this period.
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But the discoveries have baffled historians and archaeologists, with some experts raising the possibility the structures could be "long houses" and could date as far back as the New Stone Age, known as the Neolithic Age.
Raqa, eastern Syria, (SANA)- The Syrian-Japanese archeological expedition working in Al-Bishri Mountain in Raqqa governorate, unearthed a house dating back to the New Stone Age (Neolithic Era) in Rohoum site, 70 km south of the city of Raqa.
2700BC is certainly Neolithic (New Stone Age) and, by some measures, is Mesolithic.
Others came from Neolithic, or New Stone Age, locations dating to between 10,000 and 8,000 years ago.
But experts have suggested that the structure's size and the fact it was made from entire trees mean it could be a "long house" - raising the possibility it could date as far back as the New Stone Age (the Neolithic Age) and could pre-date the Pyramids from 3,000-2,000BC.
The Neolithic era or New Stone Age, was a period in the development of human technology, begining about 9500 BC in the Middle East that is traditionally considered the last part of the Stone Age.The adjacent houses built along the two sides of the village yard show the greatness of the architectural style at that period.
2700 BC is not Iron Age nor yet is it Bronze Age - it is Neolithic - what used to be called the New Stone Age.
These phases are known as Paleolithic (Old Stone Age), Mesolithic (Middle Stone Age), and Neolithic (New Stone Age).
Megalithic tombs, made of large boulders set on end and covered with massive capstones, are among the most spectacular reminders of the Neolithic, or New Stone Age, era.
According to the historian al-Sayyed, Ja'adet al-Maghara archaeological site, northwest of Aleppo, sets an important evidence on the population stability and urban growth in Syria during the Neolithic Era (the New Stone Age).
UNESCO explained that this oasis located in the eastern part of the Arabian Peninsula is full of gardens, irrigation channels, pure water springs, wells, Lakes , historical buildings, urban fabric and archaeological sites which indicate enduring and stability of humans in the Gulf region since the New Stone Age (Neolithic Era) up to present, adding that the unique feature of Al-Ahsa Oasis is seen as the largest palm oasis in the world.