Ingots reveal early Saharan trade

In an excellent example of how chemistry and archaeology run hand to hand, Thomas Fenn a graduate student from in anthropology at the University of Arizona, Tucson has sampled isotopes from copper jewelery of sub-Saharan Africa, "three of which result from the slow decay of radioactive elements such as uranium. Fenn used the relative quantities... Continue Reading →

The “publicity blitz” of the Turkish quadrupeds

Considering there's somewhat of a wildfire of discussion on the group of siblings from Turkey, who walk on all fours both on this site and around the entire blogosphere... I thought I'd share with you John Hawks' critical view on it. He calls it a "publicity blitz " and states that we are all being... Continue Reading →

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