REPUBLIC OF SOMALILAND Country Profile

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Archeological Evidence

Archeologists have discovered through meticulous and painstaking attention to detail that many of the ill-attended, yet-to- exploited landscapes of Somaliland were, in fact, part of a region inhabited by the earliest modern humans, hundreds of thousands of years ago inhabited by the earliest-known pastoralists of northeast Africa as the spectacular rock art of this region indicates dating back to 5000 to 12 000 years.

The paintings, the ancient towns ruin, and other traces marking the existence of past civilizations in the area still hold volumes of secrets that need to be unveiled.

Dr Sada Mire in a 2015 paper on Mapping the Archeology of Somaliland gives us a more detailed account of how important this part of the world has been to the world for eons past, stating that ‘the importance of this region is largely due to its locationat the heart of ancient long-distance trade…

Somaliland Country Profile 2021 …