Earliest Evidence of Using Flower Beds for Burial Found in Raqefet Cave in Mt. Carmel (1 of 3) (image) University of Haifa Share Print E-Mail Caption a) This is a field photograph of skeletons Homo 25 (adult, left) and Homo 28 (adolescent, right) during excavation; note the almost vertical slab behind the skull of Homo 25 and the missing skull of H28 (scale 20 cm). b) This is a reconstruction of the double burial at the time of inhumation; the skull of Homo 25 was displaced in the grave long after burial (see a) but originally the head was facing upwards; the skull of Homo 28 was ritually removed months or years after burial. Note the bright veneer inside the grave on the right, partially covered by green plants. Credit Photographs were taken by E. Gerstein. Digital figures were prepared by A. Regev. Usage Restrictions None 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.