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Site in Syria Yields Clues to Early Cities

Caption: Abbas Alizadeh, an archaeologist with the University of Chicago, passes a piece of broken pottery to Gil Stein, Director of the Oriental Institute, University of Chicago (right) and a leader of an excavation in Syria which is uncovering artifacts from a society that flourished just before the formation of urban civilization in the ancient Middle East.

Credit: Oriental Institute, University of Chicago

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