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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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