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The Noailles burin, the predecessor of the sewing needle

The Noailles burin, the predecessor of the sewing needle

A team of researchers led by the Area of ​​Prehistory of the University of the Basque Country has just published, in the Journal of Archaeological Science Reports, an article dedicated to the functionality of one of the most characteristic and enigmatic tools of the Gravettian period, the so-called 'burin of Noailles'.

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

What were dinosaur eggs like? Soft or hard?

It is not about the chicken and egg dilemma but a much older mystery. Which came first, soft shell dinosaur eggs or hard shell eggs? A team of Argentine and US paleontologists says they have an answer. "By describing the clutches belonging to the species Protoceratops from Mongolia and Mussaurus from Argentina, we show that these two dinosaurs laid eggs with a soft, membranous shell," says paleontologist Matteo Fabbri of the Yale University and co-author of a paper published today in the journal Nature.

They find imitations of prehistoric amber in the Peninsula

They find imitations of prehistoric amber in the Peninsula

During the Bronze Age (2,500-1500 BC), amber acquired great ornamental and symbolic importance for prehistoric European peoples. To imitate this raw material, highly demanded but not abundant, the communities of the Iberian Peninsula covered necklace beads with resins from the trees.

The Aztec Codex Cospi will be analyzed in detail

The Aztec Codex Cospi will be analyzed in detail

The Codex Cospi is one of the few Aztec "books" in the world and is kept in the Library of the University of Bologna. A new research project will analyze in unprecedented detail the painting techniques and tools with which it was made. There are very few pre-Columbian manuscripts in the world and the Codex Cospi is one of them.

Brief biography of Pan, the god of shepherds and flocks

Brief biography of Pan, the god of shepherds and flocks

Pan was the god of shepherds and flocks, son of Hermes and the Nymph Diope. He had the body of a man covered with lake hair, goat's feet and horns. Pursuing the Nymph Syringa who rejected him, she asked the gods for protection. turned into cane. Pan cut the cane and made with it the syringa with which the forests are happy.

"Travelers through the Far East", by Pilar Tejera

Synopsis of "Travelers to the Far East" Despite statements like this: "A lady should never travel unaccompanied to a remote place", from the mouth of an English publisher of 19th century travel guides, we discover new Victorian ladies every day who ventured into remote countries.