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Climate change and drought in ancient times
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Climate change and drought in ancient times

August 12th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The influence of climate on agriculture is believed to be a key factor in the rise and fall of societies in the Ancient Near...
Western Wall Wearing Away? Discovery of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques
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Western Wall Wearing Away? Discovery of Extreme Erosion Process Could Guide New Preservation Techniques

August 11th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem investigated erosion in the different types of limestone in the Western Wall...
Decades-old amber collection offers news views of a lost world
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Decades-old amber collection offers news views of a lost world

July 31st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Scientists are searching through an extremely large collection of 20-million-year-old amber unearthed in the Dominican Republic...
Jeju Island is a live volcano
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Jeju Island is a live volcano

July 22nd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
In Jeju, renowned as an attractive holiday destination with natural tourism resources, a recent study unveiled a volcanic...
New view of Rainier’s volcanic plumbing
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New view of Rainier’s volcanic plumbing

July 17th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Electrical images show flows of fluids to magma...
One secret of ancient amber revealed
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One secret of ancient amber revealed

July 10th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Amber is known as one of the most beautiful gemstones and its mysterious qualities were enough to inspire myths and legends many...
Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years
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Rewriting the history of volcanic forcing during the past 2,000 years

July 6th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A year-by-year record of volcanic eruptions from a comprehensive Antarctic ice core...
Grinding Away at History Using ‘Forensic’ Palaeontology and Archaeology
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Grinding Away at History Using ‘Forensic’ Palaeontology and Archaeology

June 24th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Grinding Away at History Using ‘Forensic’ Palaeontology and...
Scientist Uses Fossils to Confirm Historic Ohio Millstones Have French Origins
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Scientist Uses Fossils to Confirm Historic Ohio Millstones Have French Origins

June 4th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A geologist studied fossils to confirm that stones used in 19th century Ohio grain mills originated from France....
Australia’s deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction
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Australia’s deadly eruptions the reason for the first mass extinction

May 30th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
A Curtin University researcher has shown that ancient volcanic eruptions in Australia 510 million years ago significantly...
Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike
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Ancient crater points to massive meteorite strike

May 8th, 2014 | by archaeologynews
The discovery of an ancient ring-like structure in southern Alberta suggests the area was struck by a meteorite large enough to...
Researchers Find 3-million-year-old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet
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Researchers Find 3-million-year-old Landscape Beneath Greenland Ice Sheet

April 21st, 2014 | by archaeologynews
Glaciers and ice sheets are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything...
Ancient Egyptian weather report describes result of massive volcanic eruption
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Ancient Egyptian weather report describes result of massive volcanic eruption

April 3rd, 2014 | by archaeologynews
An inscription on a 3,500-year-old stone block from Egypt may be one of the world’s oldest weather reports—and could provide...
Santorini tree rings support the traditional dating of the volcanic eruption
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Santorini tree rings support the traditional dating of the volcanic eruption

March 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Will the dating of the volcanic eruption of Santorini remain an unsolved mystery? The question whether this natural disaster...
The precise chronology of geological events prior to the great extinction 66 million years ago
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The precise chronology of geological events prior to the great extinction 66 million years ago

February 17th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Geologists are constantly aiming at obtaining more precise and detailed...
San Francisco’s big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault
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San Francisco’s big 1906 quake was third of a series on San Andreas Fault

February 13th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Research led by a University of Oregon doctoral student in California's Santa Cruz Mountains has uncovered geologic evidence that...
Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park
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Researchers discover ‘epic’ new Burgess Shale site in Canada’s Kootenay National Park

February 11th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Yoho National Park's 505-million-year-old Burgess...
Unearthing the history of the Naracoorte Caves
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Unearthing the history of the Naracoorte Caves

February 5th, 2014 | by heritagedaily
REsearcher discovers the age of sedimentary layers in the Naracoorte...
Ancient crater may be clue to Moon’s mantle
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Ancient crater may be clue to Moon’s mantle

January 3rd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
A massive impact on the Moon about 4 billion years ago left a 2,500-km....
Earth’s crust was unstable in the Archean eon and dripped down into the mantle
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Earth’s crust was unstable in the Archean eon and dripped down into the mantle

January 2nd, 2014 | by heritagedaily
Earth's mantle temperatures during the Archean...
First Rock Dating Experiment Performed on Mars
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First Rock Dating Experiment Performed on Mars

December 15th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Researchers have successfully determined the age of a Martian...
Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, Stanford scientists say
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Rising mountains dried out Central Asia, Stanford scientists say

December 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Mountain uplift made Central Asia...
Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica
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Volcano discovered smoldering under a kilometer of ice in West Antarctica

November 18th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Its heat may increase the rate of ice loss from one of the continent’s major ice streams It wasn’t what they were...
Unique sighting of lava solves mystery
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Unique sighting of lava solves mystery

November 11th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Scientists have made the first ever observations of how a rare type of lava continues moving almost a year after a volcanic...
Great civilisations rise and fall on the quality of their soil
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Great civilisations rise and fall on the quality of their soil

November 4th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Civilisations have fallen because they failed to prevent the degradation of the...
Birth of Earth’s continents
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Birth of Earth’s continents

September 17th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
New research provides clues on how continents formed early in Earth...
Paleorivers across Sahara may have supported ancient human migration routes
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Paleorivers across Sahara may have supported ancient human migration routes

September 13th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Paleoclimate simulations reveal potential 'green corridors' across North...
Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle
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Ancient Earth crust stored in deep mantle

April 24th, 2013 | by heritagedaily
Scientists have long believed that lava erupted from certain oceanic volcanoes contains materials from the early Earth's crust....