1,500-year-old wooden foot found in Austria

Jan 14, 2016

1,500-year-old wooden foot found in Austria

Archeologists in Austria said Thursday they had found what they believe to be Europe’s oldest prosthetic implant in the shape of a wooden foot dating from the sixth century. The discovery was made in the grave of a man missing his left foot and ...

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

Sep 28, 2013

Camera artist casts new light on Jomon millennia

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The Jomon Period of Japanese history is so shrouded in the mists of time that any bid to fathom its secrets stretches even the usual bounds of prehistoric archeology. Yet as amateurs and experts alike have continued unearthing examples of Jomon pottery and stone ...

Nara researcher finds oldest weights in Japan

Aug 19, 2013

Nara researcher finds oldest weights in Japan

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Archaeologist Susumu Morimoto recently made a landmark discovery that could change today’s views of Japan’s ancient measuring system and of the Yayoi Period (300 B.C. to 300). The head of the International Cooperation Section at the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties discovered ...