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Earliest Cemetery in Middle East

February 3rd, 2011 · No Comments

Anthropologists Discover Earliest Cemetery in Middle EastScienceDaily (Feb. 2, 2011) — Anthropologists at the University of Toronto and the University of Cambridge have discovered the oldest cemetery in the Middle East at a site in northern Jordan. The cemetery includes graves containing human remains buried alongside those of a red fox, suggesting that the animal was possibly kept as a pet by humans long before dogs ever were.

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