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February 5, 2015
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A lab with a magnetism all its own

Ariana Fernandez and her magnetometer have a terrific view of Peru. Admittedly, it’s no postcard image. Fernandez, a senior majoring in archaeological studies, goes in more for soil samples than scenic vistas. Yet with her bits of burnt earth and … Continue reading

November 2, 2013
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Ancient water

Delaware Geological Survey carbon-dates groundwater found to be thousands of years old A drop of rain that falls near Middletown, Del., may take as long as 14,000 years to seep through the earth and trickle underground into a well several … Continue reading

June 13, 2012
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Woolly Mammoth Extinction Has Lessons for Modern Climate Change

Although humans and woolly mammoths co-existed for millennia, the shaggy giants disappeared from the globe between 4,000 and 10,000 years ago, and scientists couldn’t explain until recently exactly how the Flintstonian behemoths went extinct. In a paper published June 12 … Continue reading

May 6, 2012
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New UF Study Shows Early North Americans Lived With Extinct Giant Beasts

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A new University of Florida study that determined the age of skeletal remains provides evidence humans reached the Western Hemisphere during the last ice age and lived alongside giant extinct mammals. The study published online today (May … Continue reading

October 9, 2011
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Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels at End of Last Ice Age Not Tied to Pacific Ocean, As Had Been Suspected

ANN ARBOR, Mich.— After the last ice age peaked about 18,000 years ago, levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide rose about 30 percent. Scientists believe that the additional carbon dioxide—a heat-trapping greenhouse gas—played a key role in warming the planet and … Continue reading

July 31, 2011
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UF Study Shows Tundra Fires Could Accelerate Climate Warming

GAINESVILLE, Fla. — After a 10,000-year absence, wildfires have returned to the Arctic tundra, and a University of Florida study shows that their impact could extend far beyond the areas blackened by flames. In a study published in the July … Continue reading

June 21, 2011
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Fastest Sea-Level Rise in Two Millennia Linked to Increasing Global Temperatures

*Rate is greater now than at any time during past 2,100 years* The rate of sea level rise along the U.S. Atlantic coast is greater now than at any time in the past 2,000 years–and has shown a consistent link … Continue reading

May 21, 2011
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MU Archeologist Finds Oldest 3-D Statue In Western Hemisphere

*Statue at temple in Peru helps us understand ancient culture, myths* COLUMBIA, Mo. – A University of Missouri archeologist has found a 4,000-year-old statue in Peru that gives new insight into an ancient agricultural society. Robert Benfer, a professor emeritus … Continue reading