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Earliest Known Pottery Found In Chinese Cave
2012-06-29 08:39:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A team of US archaeologists confirmed Thursday that pottery unearthed in a Chinese cave during the 1960s and 1990s are among the oldest fragments of this type ever discovered, pushing back the invention of pottery some ten thousand years. Publishing the findings in the journal Science, the archaeological team said the fragments appear to be from a large bowl found in Xianrendong Cave, Jiangxi Province, and are roughly 20,000 years...

2007-08-14 06:16:40

By Prendergast, Kate Our prehistoric ancestors survived rapid climate change and rising temperatures as extreme as those we face today, says Kate Prendergast. What can they tell us about global warming? BETWEEN 18- 20,000 YEARS AGO, average temperatures in Europe probably fell to at least 10[degrees]C below the levels they are today. In the last great Ice Age, glaciers expanded rapidly and covered large areas of northern and central Europe in ice sheets. Much of Europe resembled tundra and...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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