10K-Year-Old House Found in Israel

Archeologists dug up a 10,000-year-old house outside Jerusalem, "evidence of man's transition to permanent dwellings," researchers announced Monday. The building is reportedly the oldest one ever discovered in the area and the Israel Antiquities Authority, which visited the excavation site Wednesday with the Netivei Israel Company, called it "a fascinating glimpse into thousands of years of human development." The company, which is carrying out highway construction, noted that the oldest settlement remains unearthed at the site "dates to the beginning of the eighth millennium BCE and latest to the end of the fourth millennium BCE."