The objects were discovered in the site of Rouazi cemetery, near Rabat.
Rabat – The University of Bordeaux (France) has returned 20 archaeological objects to Morocco’s National Institute of Archaeological Sciences and Heritage (INSAP). The objects are human bones dating back to prehistory. The remains were discovered in the archaeological site of Rouazi cemetery, in Skhirat (26 km south of Rabat), according to a press release from the Ministry of Culture and Communication.
The human bones were transferred to PACEA laboratory, at the University of Bordeaux for an in-depth study to determine their age and restore them.
The ministry also announced a partnership to be signed between France and Morocco in the domain of prehistoric archaeology. The signature is set to be on Thursday, September 26, at the INSAP.
The returned objects will help create a reference base at the INSAP for students and researchers who are interested in studying prehistoric Morocco.
As part of these efforts to make archaeology more accessible, the ministry also announced the opening of a prehistoric park in Casablanca in the coming weeks.
The archaeological site of Rouazi, where the returned bones were found, was discovered in 1979. It contains the most consistent collection of objects from the Neolithic era in Morocco.