Pre-Historic JordanPre-historic Jordan

Evidence of humans or ancient man left many clues to the nature of his existence and activities in Jordan since the Paleolithic (500,000 - 17,000 B.C.), to the Neolithic (8500-4500 B.C.), and Chalcolithic times.

Archaeologists have found tools, and evidence indicates the development of the most primitive settlements and towns with population increase reaching tens of thousands of people
Pre-Historic sites in Jordan

Pre Historic Ain Ghazal, One of the largest known prehistoric settlements in the area for more than 2,000 years, dated back to 7250 BC, located in the Wadi Zerqa at Amman.


Pre Historic Ain Jammam, Ain Jammam Neolithic site. A well preserved Late Pre-Pottery Neolithic 7300 – 6900 ca B.C. located at Wadi Hisma near Ras An-Naqab south of Jordan.


Pre Historic Ain Qasiyya, Located in the Azraq Oasis, one of the early epipaleolithic sites and also contains one of the oldest securely dated human remains in Jordan.


Pre Historic Al Basatin, At Wadi Ziqlab, near Irbid, north of Jordan, sites of settlements indicate occupation during the Epipalaeolithic, Late Neolithic 5800-5300 BC, and Early Bronze Age 3500 B.C.


Pre Historic Al Basit, A Pre Historic site located within Wadi Musa town, the site of late Neolithic and early Bronze age medium size Village.


Pre Historic Al Murayghatn, The site of the largest Dolmens in Jordan dated back to the early Bronze Age, located south west of Ma’in near Madab.


Pre Historic Ba'Jeh, A Neolithic village, this settlement located 5 km north of Little Petra an example for the social and environmental development of life and water harvesting using dams.


Pre Historic Basta, Basta Neolithic village, a pre-historic site dated back to the 7th millennium BC, located about 20 km south of Petra.


Pre Historic Beidah, Beidha Neolithic Site, 7200BC to 6500BC, one of the first settled villages in human history, an example of first transition from nomadic life to settled villages, located at Petra.


Pre Historic Buseirah, An ancient site since the late Iron Age east of the Jordan Valley, located near Tafilah, by the town of Buseirah 45 km north of Petra.


Pre Historic Deir Alla, dated back to the Bronze Age (sixteenth century BCE), one of the first excavated sites at north of Jordan Valley,


Pre Historic Iraq Ed Dubb, Cave of the Bear is an early Neolithic settlement dated back to 8000 BCE, located 7 kilometers northwest of Wadi el-Yabis near Ajloun.


Pre Historic Jabal Al Qala’a, a Neolithic Settlement site at Amman Citadel, one of the world's oldest continuously inhabited places, extends over 7,000 years.


Pre Historic Jabal al-Qarn, a newly discovered site of Jabal al-Qarn, multi-phased settlement, an early Bronze Age settlement located Near the Amareen village at Petra El Beidah.


Pre Historic Tell Johfiyeh, The site of Flint Dolmens in Tell Johfiyeh dating back to the 7th century BC, located southwest of Irbid, 80 kilometers north Amman.


Pre Historic Kharaneh, a 20,000 years old site, one of the largest and best preserved Paleolithic sites in Jordan, located 70 kilometers east of Amman near Azraq Oasis.


Pre Historic Khirbat En-Nahas, one of the largest early Neolithic settlements dating to nearly 12,000 years ago, the era of David, Solomon, located 50 kilometers southeast of the Dead Sea in Jordan.


Pre Historic Lake Lisan, the sediment formations of the site is dated back to 70,000 to 12,000 BC, among the Jordan Rift Valley south of the Dead Sea.


Pre Historic Madaba Dolmens, An early Neolithic site period (4000 to 3000 BC), Located at Al Faiha village, 10 km west of Madaba.


Pre Historic Natifah Dolmens, this site is also dated back to 4000 - 3000 BC, located at the Natifah village 2 km south west of Irbid.


Pre Historic Pella, first mentioned in the 19th century BC in Egyptian inscriptions, Neolithic settlement dated back to the Bronze Age and Iron Age, located 130 km north of Amman.


Pre Historic Shkarat Msaied, a Pre-Pottery Neolithic village site dated back to 7300 BC - 5900 BC, located near Talal al-Amarin 15 km north of Petra.


Pre Historic Tabaqat Al-Buma, in Wadi Ziqlab represents the Epipalaeolithic and the typical Late Neolithic site of small settlement.


Pre Historic Tall Al Umayri, the site of prehistoric human settlement and megalithic dolmen dating to around 3000 B.C.E. located near Madaba 15 km south of Amman.


Pre Historic Tall Hujayrat and Magass, One of the oldest settlement sites of the region of Aqaba at Wadi Yutum, dated back to the 4th millennium B.C. contains Copper and Early Bronze Age Settlement sites.


Pre Historic Tall Zira’a, the pre historical settlement of Tall Zira'a is dated back to the Early Bronze Age, located near Gadara - Umm Qais, located north of Jordan.


Pre Historic Teleilat Ghassul, a Chalcolithic site dated back to 5000 BC, and occupied for more than 1500 years, located 80 km northeast of the Dead Sea in the Jordan Valley.


Pre Historic Tell Abu Suwwan, Iron Age settlements and Early Bronze Age village Outside the Roman walls of Jerash, dated back to 2500 B.C. with remains of Dolmens of earlier period.


Pre Historic Tell Handaquq, is 0ne of the Chalcolithic sites located at a hill near Al Kurayyimah north of the Dead Sea in Jordan.


Pre Historic Tell Hisban, an early Paleolithic Period, early Bronze and Iron Ages site with Dolmens, located at 9 km. north of Madaba.


Pre Historic Tell Jalul, one of the prehistoric sites at Madaba plains dated back to the Middle and late bronze age, Tall Jalul is located 5 km east of Madaba.


Pre Historic Tell Rakan, a Neolithic village, an Early Bronze Ages site, located at North West of Jordan close to a waterfall in the main canyon of Wadi Ziqlab.


Pre Historic Tubna, a Chalcolithic and Palaeolithic site at Tubna, in Wadi Ziqlab, overlooking Wadi 'Ain Zubiya north of Jordan near Irbid.


Pre Historic Tulul Addahab, Pre historic site dates to the Bronze Age 1960 -1750 BC, and 1300 - 970 B.C. with two hills located 35 kilometers to the northwest of Amman.


Pre Historic Uyun al Hammam, more than 16,000 years old, the earliest known formal burial site in Middle East, located between the highland and the Jordan Valley at North.


Pre Historic Wadi Al Mataha, the site of a pre historical Natufian site, dated back to 11,000 B.C. located at the northern part of Petra city.


Pre Historic Wadi El Hemmeh, The site of Neolithic settlement which was occupied 11,500 years ago, dated back to (11,000 BC), located in Wadi el-Hasa South of Jordan.


Pre Historic Wadi Jilat, a large Neolithic villages located at 50 South West of Azraq natural reserves, with many Palaeolithic and Neolithic sites.


Pre Historic Wadi Rayyan, Late Chalcolithic to Early Bronze Age 4500-3500 B.C.E. Neolithic site, settlement related to the domestication of the olive at the pre historic era located near Ajloun.


Pre Historic Wadi Shu'eib, one of the largest Neolithic sites in Jordan, Neolithic town and settlement dated back to 7,200 6,500 B.C. Located west of Amman near Al Salt city.


Pre Historic Zahrat Ad Dahra, a pre historical site of Neolithic settlements, dated back to 9140 - 8470 B.C. located between Al Mazra’a town and the Lisan of the Dead Sea.




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