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History / Archeology - Physics - 15.11.2016
Novel imaging approach reveals how ancient amulet was made
Novel imaging approach reveals how ancient amulet was made
At 6000 years old, this copper amulet is the earliest lost-wax cast object known. Now, researchers have finally discovered how it was made, using a novel UV-visible photoluminescence spectral imaging approach. All the parameters of elaboration process, such as the purity of the copper, and melting and solidification temperatures, are now accurately known.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 02.06.2016
Dogs were domesticated not once, but twice... in different parts of the world
Dogs were domesticated not once, but twice... in different parts of the world
The question, ‘Where do domestic dogs come from'', has vexed scholars for a very long time. Some argue that humans first domesticated wolves in Europe, while others claim this happened in Central Asia or China. A new paper suggests that all these claims may be right.

Environment - History / Archeology - 25.05.2016
French cave sheds new light on the Neanderthals
French cave sheds new light on the Neanderthals
Deep inside Bruniquel Cave, in the Tarn et Garonne region of southwestern France, a set of man-made structures 1 336 meters from the entrance was recently dated as being approximately 176,500 years old.

History / Archeology - Earth Sciences - 20.05.2016
Lead pollution reveals the ancient history of Naples
Lead pollution reveals the ancient history of Naples
View of the eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD, from the bay of Naples, as imagined by the artist William Turner between 1817 and 1820 . Yale Center for British Art, Collection Paul Mellon. Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, certain periods of the history of Naples have just been reconstructed.

Earth Sciences - History / Archeology - 16.05.2016
Lead pollution reveals the ancient history of Naples
Lead pollution reveals the ancient history of Naples
Almost two thousand years after the eruption of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii and Herculaneum, certain periods of the history of Naples have just been reconstructed. Until now, historians and archaeologists had wondered about the impact of this volcanic eruption on the Aqua Augusta aqueduct which supplied Naples and neighboring cities with water.

History / Archeology - Social Sciences - 10.03.2016
First non-utilitarian weapons found in the Arabian Peninsula
First non-utilitarian weapons found in the Arabian Peninsula
An exceptional collection of bronze weapons dating from the Iron Age II (900-600 BC) has been uncovered near Adam, in the Sultanate of Oman. The remains were discovered scattered on the ground in a building belonging to what is thought to be a religious complex, during excavations carried out by the French archaeological mission in central Oman.

Life Sciences - History / Archeology - 22.02.2016
Ancient DNA reveals phylogeny of prehistoric armadillos
Ancient DNA reveals phylogeny of prehistoric armadillos
Before the last ice age, South America had an impressive array of megafauna including the megatherium, a sloth the size of an elephant, and a wide variety of glyptodonts, a group of imposing armored mammals. Glyptodonts have been traditionally considered to represent a phylogenetically distinct group close to the cingulates (armadillos).

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