Sharjah: New archaeological discoveries in Sharjah's Jebel Fayah showed that human settlements existed in the area over 85,000 years ago.

The two-month excavation showed the existence of a deeper layer at the depth of four metres below the surface, which dates back to at least 100,000 years.

This coincides with the time when man left Africa and reached Australia around 50,000 years ago.

It can be assumed that some of the ancestors of Australia's first residents stayed in the rocky shelters on the foot of Jebel Fayah mountain.source