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Sulphur And Iron Haunts The Ghost Wreck
2014-03-05 11:01:04

Carina Eliasson, University of Gothenburg Sulphur and iron accumulation has once again been found in wood samples from old shipwrecks in the Baltic Sea. This time the samples are from the merchant vessel Ghost wreck and the warships Sword and the Crown. Wood samples from the ships have been analyzed by a group of scientists from the University of Gothenburg, Stockholm University and University of Calgary. The results are published in the latest issue of Scientific Reports. Scientists...

Ancient Chinese Coin Discovery Indicates Early Trade With East Africa
2013-03-14 06:30:58

Lawrence LeBlond for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A joint expedition of researchers from The Field Museum and the University of Illinois at Chicago has discovered a 600-year-old Chinese coin on the Kenyan island of Manda. While the discovery of the coin may be fascinating, the more significant discovery is that the coin´s presence indicates the presence of trade between China and east Africa decades before the arrival of European explorers. The small coin was disk-like and...


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conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin