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Experiment captures why pottery forms are culturally distinct

Potters of different cultural backgrounds learn new types differently, producing cultural differences even in the absence of differential cultural evolution. Kobe University-led research, published in PNAS Nexus, has implications ...

Solving the 120-year maritime mystery of the SS Nemesis

A CSIRO team aboard research vessel (RV) Investigator has helped Heritage NSW solve a 120-year mystery with the discovery of the SS Nemesis, a 73-meter iron-hulled steamship that was lost at sea in 1904.

Rethinking ancient Rome and its colonies in Africa

When French archaeologists first began digging into the baked earth of their new colonial empire in Algeria in the mid-19th century, they fancied that they'd found kindred spirits in the Roman Empire that had come some 2,000 ...

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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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Archaeology
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