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Hundreds of Monumental “Kites” Spotted in Arabian Desert

OXFORD, ENGLAND—According to a statement released by the University of Oxford, some 350 monumental structures known as “kites” have been spotted in northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq with satellite imagery. Michael Fradley of Endangered Archaeology in the Middle East and North Africa (EAMENA) and his colleagues used open-source satellite …

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Study Reveals Glaciers Flowed on Ancient Mars

Since Mars lacks glacial valleys, scientists believed that ancient ice masses on the Red Planet must have remained frozen to the ground, remaining motionless throughout the planet’s history. A variety of valleys and fjords have been carved into the surface of the Earth by the weight and grinding movement of …

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Pottery Yields Molecular Traces of Neolithic Meals

BRISTOL, ENGLAND—According to a statement released by the University of Bristol, Simon Hammann, Luce Cramp, and their colleagues analyzed residues collected from pots recovered from crannog sites in Scotland’s Outer Hebrides. The study suggests that early Neolithic cooks used cereals, dairy products, and meat as ingredients as early as 4000 …

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Search Begins for Signs of Laundresses at Old Fort Meade

RAPID CITY, SOUTH DAKOTA— reports that archaeologists are excavating an area at Old Fort Meade known as “Soap Suds Row,” where hired laundresses cleaned soldiers’ uniforms. The fort was occupied from 1878 to 1944. “Of course, you can imagine a cavalry post and the type of laundry that they were …

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Most Detailed Images of Orion’s Sword Captured by Astronomers

In a new study, researchers used the W.M. Keck Observatory on Maunakea to capture the most precise and complete image ever captured of the region where Orion gets drenched with ultraviolet (UV) radiation from massive young stars. There is an irradiated neutral zone within the Orion Bar within the Orion …

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Paleolithic Artifacts Discovered in a Cave in Slovakia

KRAKÓW, POLAND—Science in Poland reports that weapons, bone needles, a fragment of a stone lamp, and hundreds of animal bones have been uncovered in the remains of a large fire in Hučivá Cave, which is located in Slovakia’s Belianske Tatras, by a team of Polish and Slovak researchers. Paweł Valde-Nowak …

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