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Art Institute of Chicago unveils key findings in African art thanks to medical technology

On February 16, the Art Institute of Chicago announced the results of significant new research on five terracotta sculptures—so named Bankoni after a village in present-day Mali where they were ...

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New titanosaur fossil sheds light on dino evolution

“Exceptional” African specimen excites paelontologists. Samantha Page reports.

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Cosmos Magazine

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England's Oldest Cave-Art Site Is Covered with Signs to Ward off Evil Spirits

The marks, meant to protect against evil spirits, are out of place in a cave known for ancient animal carvings.

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Livescience

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A Fresco of Narcissus Has Been Discovered Among the Ruins of Pompeii

The exquisite artwork was relatively well-preserved

Fri 15 Feb 19 from TIME

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Dog burial as common ritual in Neolithic populations of north-eastern Iberian Peninsula

Coinciding with the Pit Grave culture (4200-3600 years before our era) in Southern Europe, the Neolithic communities of the northeastern Iberian Peninsula conducted ceremonial activity related ...

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Rare 12th-Century Triple Toilet Let Three People Go Number Two at Once

This toilet built for three is a gross gem of London history (and soon, you can take a selfie with it).

Fri 15 Feb 19 from Livescience

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Giant 'megalodon' shark extinct earlier than previously thought

Megalodon—a giant predatory shark that has inspired numerous documentaries, books and blockbuster movies—likely went extinct at least one million years earlier than previously thought, according ...

Wed 13 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Marin County: Safe harbor for Native residents during the Mission era and beyond

Contrary to the dominant narrative of cultural extinction, indigenous residents of Marin County survived colonization, preserving and passing on their traditions and cultural practices, says ...

Thu 14 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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New tarantula species from Angola distinct with a one-of-a-kind 'horn' on its back

A new to science species of tarantula with a peculiar horn-like protuberance sticking out of its back was recently identified from Angola, a largely underexplored country located at the intersection ...

Tue 12 Feb 19 from Phys.org

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Neanderthal footprints discovered in Gibraltar

If the footprint is confirmed to be Neanderthal, it would only be the second one in the world, the other being Vartop Cave in Romania.

Thu 14 Feb 19 from ZME Science

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