• Charcoal Rock Art Dated in the Philippines

    QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA—According to a statement released by Griffith University, rock art in the Philippines has been directly dated to 3,500 years ago. Team leader Andrea Jalandoni said the date for the black-pigment drawing in the Peñablanca Caves corresponds with nearby archaeological sites where pottery and evidence of foraging activities have been unearthed. Dating other charcoal drawings in the region could reveal if they are of the same age, or if such drawings were produced o
  • Study Suggests Roman Marble Production Was Highly Efficient

    MAINZ, GERMANY—According to a statement released by Johannes Gutenberg University, researchers led by Cees Passchier employed software usually used for 3-D modeling geological formations to examine pieces of marble recovered from a second-century A.D. villa in Turkey’s ancient city of Ephesus. The thin sheets of green-veined cipollino verde quarried on the Greek island of Euboea were used as cladding to decorate the walls of a room in the villa. Saw marks on the marble indicate that
  • Roman Rural Bath Complex Discovered in Spain

    CÁDIZ, SPAIN—According to an EFE report, shifting sand dunes on southwestern Spain’s Trafalgar Cape have revealed a Roman bath complex. The 2,000-year-old walls, complete with openings for walls and windows, stand about 13 feet tall. Darío Bernal of the University of Cádiz said the baths may have been built for workers who farmed fish and salted them along the nearby coastline. The nearby Roman town of Baelo Claudia was known for its production and exported of fe

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