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Oldest Neolithic Bow Discovered In Europe At La Draga Neolithic Site In Banyoles
2012-06-29 11:39:45

Archaeological research carried out at the Neolithic site of La Draga, near the lake of Banyoles, has yielded the discovery of an item which is unique in the western Mediterranean and Europe.

Eemian Period Is A Poor Analogue For Current Climate Change
2012-06-15 04:34:14

The Eemian interglacial period that began some 125,000 years ago is often used as a model for contemporary climate change.

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2012-05-29 21:59:26

The age-old struggle between classes may be even older than we thought, according to a new study carried out by archaeologists.

2012-04-16 21:48:21

University of Cincinnati research is revealing early farming in a former wetlands region that was largely cut off from Western researchers until recently.

2012-02-04 04:37:33

A team of Spanish researchers have used different geological samples, extracted from the Enol lake in Asturias, to show that the Holocene, a period that started 11,600 years ago, did not have a climate as stable as was believed.

Insects Offer Clues To Ancient Climate Variability 10,000
2011-11-15 11:55:51

An analysis of the remains of ancient midges opens a new window on the past with a detailed view of the surprising regional variability that accompanied climate warming during the early Holocene epoch, 10,000 to 5,500 years ago.

2011-07-05 13:52:48

As the Sun enters a period of low solar activity over the next 50 years, new research has calculated the probability of unusually cold winter temperatures occurring in the UK.

2011-06-01 08:24:00

MILWAUKEE, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Economist, a globally-recognized international affairs magazine, has reported that scientists and academics are increasingly reaching a consensus that the impact of human activity has so dramatically shaped the Earth as to herald a new geological age.

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2011-02-02 22:26:36

Human influence on the landscape is highlighted in a new set of studies led by University of Leicester researchers.


Word of the Day
fleuron
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]