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October 31st, 2017

Pre-Inca elites and the social life of fragments

Objects unearthed in the Andes tell new stories of societies lacking hierarchical leadership in the time before the Inca Empire. Urns from the Museo Arqueológico de Cachi in Argentina [Credit: Museo Arqueológico de Cachi]The town of Borgatta was built in the Argentinean Andes sometime in the tenth century. It grew to a community of several hundred residential compounds before being …Continue reading →

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The relentless rise of migration in Europe over last 10,000 years

Three major pulses of increased mobility in Europe over the last 10,000 years and a general upward trend in migration have been uncovered in a new study led by researchers from UCL, University of Cambridge and King’s College London. Rise in mobility has occurred in at least three distinct pulses [Credit: Mark Thomas]The new method, published in the Proceedings of …Continue reading →

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New research on the Caribbean’s largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art

New research by academics from the University of Leicester and the British Museum working with colleagues from the British Geological Survey and Cambridge University, outlines the science behind the largest concentration of indigenous pre-Columbian rock art in the Caribbean. Detail of rock art of the Taino culture found in Mona [Credit: University of Leicester]Exploration and surveys of around 70 cave …Continue reading →

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27 ancient tombs unearthed in southwest China’s Chongqing

Twenty-seven ancient tombs have been unearthed in Zhong county, Southwest China’s Chongqing, during a three-month excavation covering an area of 1,600 square meters. Aerial view of the ancient tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China’s Chongqing  [Credit: China News]Unearthed tombs in Zhong county, Southwest China’s Chongqing  [Credit: China News]These single-chamber, double-chamber or multi-chamber tombs were built in the… [[ This is …Continue reading →

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Barberini tomb on Rome’s Via Latina to open

The Barberini tomb, also known as the Corneli tomb, is set to open to the public for the first time ever in November, following a major restoration. Credit: Angelo Franceschi/F3PressThe tomb is situated at the start of the archaeological park on Via Latina, one of the oldest of the ancient Roman roads, which in that area has been transformed into …Continue reading →

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Prehistoric people hunted caribou on ancient Lake Huron ridge

At a time when the climate was much colder and the water level of the Great Lakes much lower, hunters pursued caribou across an exposed strip of land that connected what is now northeast Michigan to southern Ontario. The prehistoric hunters that pursued herds of caribou on an ancient land bridge that crossed Lake Huron likely lived in what is …Continue reading →

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Damage assessed at Buddhist grottoes in NW China

A systematic assessment for damage to caves at Maijishan Grottoes in northwest China’s Gansu Province has been conducted for restoration work, according to local authorities. View of the Maijishan Grottoes in Northwest China’s Gansu province  [Credit: MarsmanRom, WikiCommons]The Maijishan Grottoes are a 1,600-year-old UNESCO World Heritage site consisting of about 200 caves and more than 10,000 Buddhist sculptures. The… [[ …Continue reading →

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New ECAM system is a low-cost, electrochemical-based metal 3D printer

A research group from the Imperial College London in the UK has reportedly developed a new and low-cost process for metal 3D printing. The innovative technique, called Electrochemical Additive Manufacturing (ECAM) uses electroplating technology to build up metal objects in a cost-efficient manner. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2ijdZAd

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€1.2 million Niedersachsen ADDITIV 3D printing center unveiled in Hanover, Germany

Northwestern Germany has cemented its position as a leading player in the 3D printing industry thanks to a new state-sponsored centre for additive manufacturing in Hanover. The landmark Niedersachsen ADDITIV facility represents a €1.2 million investment for the government of Lower Saxony, and will focus primarily on research, development, and technology transfer. via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2ijlgQy

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Formnext preview: SondaSys 01 SLS 3D printer, Sharebot Antares SLA, atum3D’s DLP Station 5, SABIC’s new filament

Formnext is one of the popular manufacturing conferences, and recent years have seen the latest cutting-edge 3D printing developments become one of the trade show’s major draws. This year will be no exception, with a host of businesses both large and small showing off their most recent breakthroughs, in the fields of 3D printing hardware via 3ders.org, http://ift.tt/2z1p2rX

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