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Nature Magazine Highlights Nautical Archaeologists

This month’s Nature highlights the work of nautical (marine) archaeologists working in Greece to find shipwrecks dating to the time of the Minoans (approximately 2700 — 1250 BCE). Underwater archaeologists risk life and limb in frigid waters at dangerous depths to … Continue reading

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Paleolithic “Art Studio” Found in South Africa

Archaeologists in South Africa have uncovered what they term an “art studio” dating to 100,000 years ago. Scientists in 2008 discovered a series of mixed ochre stored in abalone shells (used as a mixing or storage palate) in Blombos Cave. The … Continue reading

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