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October 27, 2012
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Nettles — it’s what’s for dinner!

UCLA scholar, culinary historian champions foraged foods in new book Today, delicacies like capers, arugula and fennel are at home at Dean & Deluca, Whole Foods and fancy restaurants, but they haven’t always lived the high life. These and other … Continue reading

August 16, 2012
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Climate and Drought Lessons from Ancient Egypt

Using Fossil Pollen to Augment Historical Records Ancient pollen and charcoal preserved in deeply buried sediments in Egypt’s Nile Delta document the region’s ancient droughts and fires, including a huge drought 4,200 years ago associated with the demise of Egypt’s … Continue reading

February 21, 2012
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Making The Bones Speak

EAST LANSING, Mich. — In a narrow, modest laboratory in Michigan State University’s Giltner Hall, students pore over African skeletons from the Middle Ages in an effort to make the bones speak. Little is known about these Nubians, meaning the … Continue reading