A new neolithic village has been found in Israel as part of salvage excavations. It contains some of the earliest evidence of growing legumes and cultic sexual symbols.
Thanks to delays in construction of the massive mine and a hefty influx of cash from the World Bank, the 1.5-square-mile Mes Aynak complex is an archaeological triumph – though bittersweet. Archaeologists now have more time to excavate before destruction begins for the copper mine. (more…)