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Murder in Mesopotamia?

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Science  24 Aug 2007:
Vol. 317, Issue 5841, pp. 1164-1165
DOI: 10.1126/science.317.5841.1164

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Recent finds in Syria, including a report on page 1188 of this issue of Science, provide persuasive evidence that northern Mesopotamia rivaled the south in the race to build cities--and that it attracted enemies.