Shubayqa Excavation Site in the Black Desert (image) University of Copenhagen - Faculty of Humanities Share Print E-Mail Caption Semi-subterranean basalt paved structure in the Black Desert, dated to nearly 14,500 years ago. Credit University of Copenhagen Usage Restrictions Appropiate credit must be given. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.