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2008-06-19 06:00:15

By Sarah Pulliam, The Columbus Dispatch, Ohio Jun. 19--More than 2,000 years ago, the inhabitants of Athens County buried their dead on a plot of land across from the current site of Athens High School. Now, town homes are popping up across the street from the plot, and Josh McConaughy was nervous that the burial sites would be lost forever if he didn't act soon. McConaughy works for the Archaeological Conservancy, which purchased the burial mound in The Plains for $40,000 in early June....


Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'kardia,' heart.
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