GLOBAL CONNECTIONS: the Near/Middle East
1965: Archaeologists working in Qatar discover signs of human life dating back to 4000 B.C.E.

A Danish archaeological expedition uncovers signs of human habitation on the Qatar peninsula going back to 4000 B.C.E. A British team in 1973 and a French team in 1976 continue the dig and add to its findings.

WWW History of Qatar
http://lcweb2.loc.gov/frd/cs/qatoc.html#qa0026

This country study for Qatar includes the section "Historical Background."


WWW History of Qatar
http://www.qatar-info.com/general/history.htm

A brief history of Qatar, including its ancient history