Coincidence? I think not.
Earliest settlements in human history found in Northern Syria....
Just in time to ensure they are erased from our common humanity.
The early history of civilisation has been 'filled in' a little as scientists have found settlements up to 8,000 years old dotted across Syria.The area is thought to have been critical for the growth of civilisation - and thought to have been one of the first places where early man domesticated cattle.
The new sites might reveal clues to the earliest complex human societies - although the instability of the region might hinder investigation.
So stop with the instability then!