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Abundant Building Blocks of Life Found at the Center of Our Galaxy

Molecules that are essential for life are thought to be plentiful in the Milky Way’s heart, research has found. At very early periods in Earth’s history, we are aware of an intense asteroid bombardment of the inner solar system. Prebiotic molecules have also been found in meteorites, comets, and asteroids …

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DIECI ANNI DI RICERCHE SUI MAYA IN UNA NUOVA PUBBLICAZIONE

Per leggere questo articolo occorrono 5 minuti Dopo oltre un decennio di ricerche, l’antropologo della Georgia State University,  Jeffrey Glover, pubblica il risultato dei suoi lavori sul tratto costiero nei pressi di Quintana Roo, in Messico, nell’arco di 3.000 anni. Questa zona della penisola messicana dello Yucatán è stata la …

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Ancient Mosaic Floors in Israel May Depict Biblical Heroines

CHAPEL HILL, NORTH CAROLINA—According to a statement released by the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (UNC), 1,600-year-old mosaic floor panels depicting biblical heroines have been uncovered in the ancient Galilean synagogue at Huqoq by a team of researchers led by UNC archaeologist Jodi Magness and Dennis Mizzi of the …

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“Head of Eros” Reunited with Sarcophagus in Turkey

ANKARA, TURKEY—The Anadolu Agency reports that the Victoria & Albert Museum returned a piece of a 30-ton sarcophagus to Turkey after renewing a cultural partnership with the Istanbul Archaeological Museums. The Roman sarcophagus was discovered in the ancient city of Sidamara by British military consul general Sir Charles Wilson in …

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Germany Agrees to Repatriate Artifacts to Africa

BERLIN, GERMANY—DW reports that Germany will return artifacts housed in more than 20 German museums to Nigeria, Cameroon, Tanzania, and Namibia. Most of the more than 1,100 Benin Bronzes to be repatriated were looted by British forces who conquered Nigeria’s city of Benin in 1897. A statue of Ngonnso, a …

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DNA Study Offers Clues to the Peopling of Remote Pacific Islands

CAMBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS—According to a statement released by Harvard University, a new study of the genomes of 164 people who lived between 2,800 and 300 years ago, and 112 modern individuals, has identified five migrations across open water in long-distance canoes to Remote Oceania between 2,500 and 3,500 years ago. Three …

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Update from Albania’s Lost City

SHKODER, ALBANIA—Science in Poland reports that two of the three unusual buildings discovered on a hill in northwestern Albania in 2018 have been excavated by a team of researchers led by Piotr Dyczek of the University of Warsaw and Saimir Shpuza of the Institute of Archaeology in Tirana. The fortified …

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