The Origins of Doha project is undertaking archaeological investigations to reveal evidence for the early occupation of Doha, its development through the 19th and early 20th centuries AD, and the transition to modern living in the second half of the 20th century.
The first archaeological excavation in Doha was conducted by the Origins of Doha Project this season. A sequence of occupation deposits associated with large domestic building, and an earlier mud rendered building were recorded. Evidence of early occupation in the city was identified below these buildings. The rapid development of Doha adds urgency to this work, as much of the buried heritage relating to the original occupation of Doha is highly threatened.