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Old December 13th, 2012, 10:27 AM   #361

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Did Lead Makeup Poison Samurai Kids & Topple Japan’s Shogunate?

'Led by the anatomist Tamiji Nakashima, the researchers unearthed the remains of 70 people from a samurai burial place in the ancient city of Kokura. After testing the concentration of lead in their bones, they determined that the women in the group had higher lead levels than the men; the children’s levels, meanwhile, were up to 50 times higher than their parents’. The most elevated levels showed up in those under age 3—a median of 1,241 micrograms of lead per gram of dry bone, or more than 120 times the minimum amount now believed to cause neurological disorders, behavioral problems and severe intellectual impairment.'
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Art of cheese-making is 7,500 years old : Nature News & Comment
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Traces of dairy fat in ancient ceramic fragments suggest that people have been making cheese in Europe for up to 7,500 years. In the tough days before refrigerators, early dairy farmers probably devised cheese-making as a way to preserve, and get the best use out of, milk from the cattle that they had begun to herd.
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Archaeologists Uncover Europe's First Civilization, as ancient mound in Bulgaria yields vestiges of one of the first urban settlements in Europe.
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A team of archaeologists have unearthed additional evidence of what may have been Europe's first civilization at a site located near the town of Pazardzhik in southern Bulgaria. Known as Yunatsite, it is a Tell (mound containing archaeological remains) about 110 meters in diameter and 12 meters high, rising above fields next to a small Bulgarian village by the same name. The Tell contains remains of an urbanized settlement dated at its earliest to the early fifth millenium BC.
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Ancient Peruvian Priestess Face Reconstructed
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The reconstructed face of a high ruling Peruvian priestess has been unveiled by researchers from Utah Valley University.
They revealed the reconstruction during a presentation at the Bruning Museum in Lambayeque, Peru.
Priestesses were very powerful in ancient Peru and this one is said to have governed in around 1200 AD.
"This was probably one of the most powerful people in Lambayeque 800 years ago, so she was a central person in the political and religious structure," said Haagen Klaus one of the project's land researchers.
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Murdered, then buried together in a grave festooned with antlers, two women from a Mesolithic cemetery on Téviec Island in Brittany, France, pay witness to a violent age. The shrinking of territories due to sea-level rise may have brought neighboring populations into conflict.
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Some of the fossils celebrated as sea life’s big breakout beyond mere soups and slimes might actually have dwelled on land, argues a controversial new study
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Man and Impact in the Americas: Grondine, E. P.: 9780977615209: Amazon.com: Books
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Ancient Tsunami Caused Long-Term Ecosystem Change in the Caribbean
Ancient tsunami caused long-term ecosystem change in the Caribbean
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detailed analysis of sediments from the island of Bonaire in the Caribbean presents convincing evidence for an extraordinary wave impact dating back some 3,300 years, even though no historical records of tsunamis exist for this island
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A prehistoric tsunami induced long-lasting ecosystem changes on a semi-arid tropical island

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Archaeologists at 'Pompeii of Japan' site find a 1,400 year-old warrior still wearing his armour
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Archaeologists working at Japan's Kanai Higashiura site have unearthed the remains of a Kofun-period warrior and infant — both of whom were killed in a volcanic eruption. The bodies were covered in a layer of volcanic ash that dates to the early 6th century. The discovery, which is a first of its kind, is particularly remarkable in that the warrior is still wearing his lamellar suit. Though 600 armoured suits have been recovered by archaeologists over the years, none were worn by its owner.
Typically, suits like this one, what are called kozaneko or keiko, are found in tombs placed next to the owner, along with various burial goods. But this one is clearly unique.
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