Ponder Jericho

Leaders of ancient people in the Middle East advanced a theory, which they claimed was true, that the world was created 7000 years ago. They lived in a small world; so small they did not know about Jericho, just down the road today, which is 9000 years old.

What they said was fair enough to explain the small world they lived in, but we know far more today. Moreover, they never said the animals did not adapt to their environment, the proved evolution so hated by fundamentalists.

So Mikhail, any ideas why Jericho was overlooked by the ancients?