A joint team of excavators have discovered a 7,300-year-old human finger print in Al-Sabiyya area, northern Kuwait, Kuna reported on Saturday.

Arts and Letters (NCCAL) announced on Friday that the fingerprint was found on a piece of broken clay pot which dates back to the Stone Age (from 8,700 BC. To 2,000 BC.) in Bahrah I Excavation Zone in Al-Sabiyya.

The finger print is the oldest one found.

“The find adds to a list of important discoveries recently excavated in the area; these include an ancient town, a temple, a cemetery, wells and pottery wich provide important clues as to the life of primitive man,” said the director of NCCAL’s archeological and museums department Dr. Sultan Al-Duweesh.

“The team of excavators is made up of 17 archeologists, including 11 Polish, five Kuwaitis from NCCAL and a US scholar,” Dr. Al-Duweesh noted.

He went on to say that NCCAL is in consultation with the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to add Bahrah I Excavation Zone to the World Heritage List given its universal value, and unique and exceptional significance to human civilization.

Dr. Al-Duweesh added, “A UNESCO team, led by Dr. Mohammad Bu-Zyan, visited the site as part of efforts to list it as a world heritage site.”

NCCAL pursues a careful plan as to archeological excavations and survey of the area which bears the promise of providing a clearer insight into human live in the Stone Age, he added.