They specify the dates of the first domesticated camels in Israel

They specify the dates of the first domesticated camels in Israel

A group of archaeologists and experts in Middle Eastern cultures from Tel Aviv University have questioned the historical veracity of what sacred texts such as the Bible relate. According to the Holy Book, at the time the patriarchs Abraham, Joseph and Jacob (2,000-1,500 BC) Domesticated camels were already used as pack animals, something that according to recent research did not happen until a few centuries later.

Archaeological surveys and studies have focused on the Israel copper production centers, where holes have been dug in the earth in which camel bones have appeared that would be used by workers to transport heavy loads of metal. Radiocarbon techniques and other archaeological practices have determined the age of the first domesticated camels, whose remains are located mainly in the Arava Valley, on the border between Israel and Jordan.

A date that is ascribed to last third of the 10th century BC, centuries after the Biblical account of the patriarchs. Around this date, the domestication of these animals became widespread in the Arabian Peninsula, with the consequent enhancement of copper production by substituting human power for animal power in its transport. The practice it developed throughout the 9th century BC., as evidenced by the sites where more remains of domesticated camels have been found.

In addition to improvements in the extraction and processing of copper, the use of the camel as a draft animal allowed the business networking among the inhabitants of the Arabian Peninsula and other exotic places like India, since the resistance of the camel to climatic adversities and high temperatures made them more effective on long trips than other animals such as the donkey or the mule.

These first trips for commercial purposes around the 7th century BC, which indicate the first paths of the Incense Route, greatly influenced the social, economic and cultural system of the ancient peoples of the Near East.

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