Archaeologists working for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development have unearthed fragments of pottery dating back to the third millennium BC in the Al Dour area of Umm Al Quwain.
Gulf News reports that the team believes that the clay specimens date back to the Umm Al Nar civilisation, while other bronze spearheads have also been unearthed which were forged sometime in the first millennium.
The team also reported that they have unearthed agate beads and some fish bones belived to date from the same period, but the source of these finds is yet to be verified.
In a statement, the ministry announced that it is working with the Department of Archaeology and Heritage to establish the Al Dour area as a tourism destination.
Such finds may well be welcomed by those who have bought property in Umm Al Quwain.
Malawarid Finance Group also recently held a discussion forum in Umm Al Quwain to discuss opportunities to strengthen Islamic finance networks in the northern emirate.