At www.newscientist.com/article/2113247-kangaroo-bone-nose-piercing- … a piece of kangaroo bone dating back as early as 44,000 years ago is being presented as the oldest bone jewellery belonging to Homo sapiens. For some reason they do not say Homo sapiens sapiens (modern man) but presumably this is an error. It is just 13 cm in length and was designed to pierce the front of the nose and was found in a rock shelter in the Kimberleys.
At http://phys.org/news/2016-11-ancient-latrines-lucky-horse-circus.html … is about discoveries at Circus Maximus in Rome, where chariot races took place.Maximus in Rome, where chariot races took place.
At http://phys.org/print398509984.html … we have some research on the Druze that live in the mountains of Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. Genetic research shows they came from NE Turkey, SW Armenia, and northern Iraq and at one time lived not too distant from the so called Ashkenazi Jews. The latter migrated north into the Khazarizn Empire and the Druze moved south towards Palestine.