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Around the World May 1, 2011

At around 16,500 years old, the cemetery at Uyun al-Hammam is the oldest known in the Middle East.
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JORDAN: At around 16,500 years old, the cemetery at Uyun al-Hammam is the oldest known in the Middle East. Recent excavations have uncovered the remains of at least 11 people. The remains of a red fox were also found, separated between two human graves, and with the bones of other animals. Later burials sometimes included dogs in the same way, so this fox may have been a pet or hunting companion.

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