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  • Asian Metal Found in Alaska Reveals Trade Centuries Before European Contact

    10/02/2016 2:15:35 PM PDT · by LouieFisk · 42 replies
    http://westerndigs.org/ ^ | September 29, 2016 | Blake de Pastino
    A bronze buckle and a cylindrical metal bead found in Alaska are the first hard evidence of trade between Asia and the indigenous peoples of the North American Arctic, centuries before contact with Europeans, archaeologists say. An analysis of the artifacts has shown that they were smelted in East Asia out of lead, copper, and tin, before finding their way to an indigenous village some 700 years ago.
  • Evidence of Pre-Columbus Trade Found in Alaska House

    04/17/2015 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Rebelbase · 62 replies
    Live Science ^ | April 16, 2015 | Owen Jarus
    Archaeologists working at the Rising Whale site at Cape Espenberg, Alaska, have discovered several artifacts that were imported from East Asia. Bronze artifacts discovered in a 1,000-year-old house in Alaska suggest trade was occurring between East Asia and the New World centuries before the voyages of Columbus.
  • Ancient bronze artifact from East Asia unearthed at Alaska archaeology site

    11/14/2011 11:20:33 AM PST · by decimon · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Artifact resembles small, broken buckle, could have been horse ornamentA team of researchers led by the University of Colorado Boulder has discovered the first prehistoric bronze artifact made from a cast ever found in Alaska, a small, buckle-like object found in an ancient Eskimo dwelling and which likely originated in East Asia. The artifact consists of two parts -- a rectangular bar, connected to an apparently broken circular ring, said CU-Boulder Research Associate John Hoffecker, who is leading the excavation project. The object, about 2 inches by 1 inch and less than 1 inch thick, was found in August by...
  • All Bronze Age Iron Came From Space, New Study Shows

    12/13/2017 6:44:39 AM PST · by C19fan · 27 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | December 11, 2017 | David Grossman
    Despite the name, there was iron in the Bronze Age. It was just extremely rare. Most famously, the pharaoh Tutankhamun had a headrest, bracelet and dagger made of iron. Other iron artifacts from the same time have also been found around the globe. The existence of these artifacts has led to an archaeological debate: was there, in fact, iron smelting in the Bronze Age? According to a new chemical analysis, the answer is no. The iron humans had during the Bronze Age came from space.
  • Obamacare Deductible for Subsidized NOT $6,000

    10/30/2015 4:18:47 PM PDT · by Sequoyah101 · 66 replies
    Vanity | 10/30/15 | Self
    Hello all you other gainfully employed chumps paying for your own health care insurance. I just wanted you to know something I've found out. If you have a BRONZE plan like I do, because you are paying for it yourself and can't afford anything else, you are paying a $6,000 deductible per person before you can file a single claim to perhaps get any benefit. Meanwhile, people who have subsidized plans because they aren't working or not working or not earning very much get the vaunted SILVER plan! And you are paying for it. You are paying for a plan...
  • Michelangelo's bronze panther-riders revealed after 'Renaissance whodunnit'

    02/02/2015 12:55:31 PM PST · by Red Badger · 35 replies
    www.theguardian.com ^ | 02/01/2015 | Mark Brown
    Sculptures to be displayed at Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, thought to be the only surviving bronzes by the Renaissance artist Two handsome, virile naked men riding triumphantly on ferocious panthers will on Monday be unveiled as, probably, the only surviving bronze sculptures by the Renaissance giant Michelangelo. In art history terms, the attribution is sensational. Academics in Cambridge will suggest that a pair of mysterious metre-high sculptures known as the Rothschild Bronzes are by the master himself, made just after he completed David and as he was about to embark on the Sistine Chapel ceiling. If correct, they are the only...
  • 3,000-year-old shipwreck shows European trade was thriving in Bronze Age

    11/26/2013 9:33:20 AM PST · by Renfield · 11 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | 11-26-2013
    The discovery of one of the world's oldest shipwrecks shows that European trade was thriving even in the Bronze Age, according to experts. The vessel, carrying copper and tin ingots used to make weapons and jewellery, sank off the coast near Salcombe in Devon and is thought to date from 900BC. But it was only last year that the South West Maritime Archaeological Group, a team of amateur archaeologists, brought its cargo to the surface. The discovery was not announced until this month's International Shipwreck Conference, in Plymouth, Devon. It is thought that the goods - 259 copper ingots and...
  • DOD Announces Iraq, Afghanistan Campaign Stars

    06/30/2011 3:00:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 1+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2011 – Bronze campaign stars are now authorized for service members who have served in Iraq since Sept. 1, 2010, or in Afghanistan since Dec. 1, 2009, Defense Department officials announced today. The new campaign stars, worn on the Iraq and Afghanistan campaign medals, recognize service during Operation New Dawn in Iraq and the Consolidation III campaign phase in Afghanistan. Operation New Dawn began Sept. 1, 2010, marking the official end of Operation Iraqi Freedom and U.S. combat operations in Iraq and a new focus on advising, assisting and training Iraqi security forces. The Consolidation III campaign...
  • NYT: For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign ["He Could Not Even Muster The Silver Or Bronze"]

    10/02/2009 1:44:08 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 147 replies · 11,495+ views
    NYTimes ^ | October 02nd 2009
    For Obama, An Unsuccessful Campaign By PETER BAKER October 2, 2009 COPENHAGEN — President Obama not only failed to bring home the gold, he could not even muster the silver or bronze. A dramatic 20-hour mission across the ocean to persuade the International Olympic Committee to give the 2016 Summer Games to Chicago proved such a miscalculation that his adopted hometown finished fourth of four candidate cities. Rarely has a president put his credibility on the line on the world stage in such a personal way and been slapped down so sharply in real time. While Chicago may have lost...
  • The bronze rat

    06/30/2009 8:22:33 AM PDT · by jessduntno · 13 replies · 2,554+ views
    patriotpost ^ | Today | Patriot Post
    The bronze rat A Tourist walked into a Chinese curio shop in San Francisco. While looking around at the exotic merchandise, he noticed a very lifelike, life-sized, bronze statue of a rat. It had no price tag, but was so incredibly striking the tourist decided he must have it. He took it to the old shop owner and asked, "How much for the bronze rat?" "Ahhh, you have chosen wisely! It is $12 for the rat, $100 for the story," said the wise old Chinaman. The tourist quickly pulled out twelve dollars. "I'll just take the rat, you can keep...
  • Army Engineers Return Bronze Tablet to Government of Iraq Officials

    06/13/2009 12:39:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 298+ views
    Capt. Chad Wendolek, officer in charge of the Gulf Region Central District’s Residence Office in the International Zone, helps move a bronze tablet to its new home at an Iraqi-controlled storage facility. The tablet was transferred to the Iraqi High Tribunal earlier this month, and will ultimately be displayed in the Museum of the Iraqi Genocide. (USACE photo by F.T. Eyre) BAGHDAD — The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ Gulf Region Division here helped return a bronze tablet to the Government of Iraq earlier this month. The 27-year-old tablet, built in the era of Saddam Hussein and dedicated to an...
  • Chinese bidder ‘won’t pay’ for looted bronzes

    03/03/2009 5:42:27 PM PST · by kevin_in_so_cal · 8 replies · 536+ views
    BEIJING, March 2 – A Chinese art collector identified himself on Monday as the winning bidder in last week’s Paris auction for two sculptures looted from Beijing in the 1800s but said that, as a patriot, he had no intention of paying. Christie’s, which had triggered Chinese anger by holding the sale, would not say what action it would take against the bidder, only that the bronze sculptures of the heads of a rat and a rabbit would not be released until it had been paid. Cai Mingchao, a collector and adviser to a private foundation in China that seeks...
  • Your unborn baby cast in bronze ... it's the new foetal attraction (3D ultrasound modeling)

    01/02/2009 9:23:47 AM PST · by Stoat · 15 replies · 1,501+ views
    The Evening Standard (U.K.) ^ | January 2, 2009 | Sophie Goodchild
    Your unborn baby cast in bronze ... it's the new foetal attractionSophie Goodchild, Health Editor 02.01.09 A CLINIC is offering mothers bronze models of their unborn babies.The London Ultrasound Centre, near Harley Street, is the first in the country to offer the service, which allows parents to "celebrate" their babies in the womb.A 3D printer uses ultrasound images to build a cast of the child. The models cost Ł1,200, take up to two-and-a-half weeks to make, and are created when the mother is at a safe stage of pregnancy at 24 weeks.Doctors say the technology could also help improve...
  • Prehistoric bronze hoard found off Greek beach (largest of its kind ever found in Greece)

    12/11/2008 9:45:42 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 25 replies · 5,569+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 12/11/08 | AP
    ATHENS, Greece – Authorities say a hoard of 4,500-year-old copper weapons recovered off a northern beach is the largest of its kind ever found in Greece. A Culture Ministry statement says the discovery includes at least 110 ax and hammer heads, but several more should be extracted from compacted masses of corroded metal. The ministry says they were probably buried at a time of unrest or war. The hoard would have represented a fortune at the time.
  • Bulgarian archaeologists unearth ancient chariot ( Swing Low Sweet...!)

    11/21/2008 11:16:25 AM PST · by Candor7 · 10 replies · 758+ views
    The Miami Herald ^ | Nov 21, 12:32 PM EST | VESELIN TOSHKOV
    SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) -- Archaeologists have unearthed an elaborately decorated 1,800-year-old chariot sheathed in bronze at an ancient Thracian tomb in southeastern Bulgaria, the head of the excavation said Friday. "The lavishly ornamented four-wheel chariot dates back to the end of the second century A.D.," Veselin Ignatov told The Associated Press in a telephone interview from the site, near the southeastern village of Karanovo. But he said archaeologists were struggling to keep up with looters, who often ransack ancient sites before the experts can get to them. SNIP
  • Bronze Age Axe 'Factory' Survey

    04/29/2008 10:44:37 AM PDT · by blam · 12 replies · 182+ views
    BBC ^ | 4-28-2008
    Bronze Age axe 'factory' survey Part of a Bronze Age axe made from picrite rock Archaeologists are hoping to unearth evidence of what they believe to have been one of Bronze Age Britain's largest axe-making "factories". Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust (CPAT) said the axes, made from a distinctive type rock - known as picrite - had been found throughout the country. A three-week survey at the 4,000-year-old site will start soon in Hyssington, near Welshpool, Powys. The trust's Chris Martin said it may have been a large industrial centre. The trust carried out a preliminary survey last year, but it did...
  • Regulators Stamp Copper as a Germ Killer

    03/26/2008 7:03:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 44 replies · 939+ views
    NY Times ^ | March 26, 2008 | BARNABY J. FEDER
    The market for antimicrobial doorknobs, hospital fixtures and other products that kill germs on contact may be about to take on a coppery sheen. The Copper Development Association, a trade group for copper companies, said Tuesday that federal regulators had approved its application to market a group of copper alloys, including brass and bronze, as capable of killing bacteria and microbes effectively enough to protect human health. Copper ions can penetrate the cell walls of microbes and can disrupt reproduction and other cell functions. The approval is the first time that the Environmental Protection Agency has allowed health claims to...
  • World War II veteran to receive Bronze Star

    02/22/2008 3:52:08 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 497+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — The commanding general of the U.S. Army Intelligence Center and Fort Huachuca will present the Bronze Star Medal to World War II veteran Hans Spear on Wednesday. The event for the 89-year-old Tucson resident will be at 10:30 a.m. at Alvarado Hall. Maj. Gen. John Custer will make the presentation. Every member of Spear’s unit, with the exception of him and another German-born Jewish soldier, received the Bronze Star for supervising interrogation under fire. He was denied the medal due to anti-Semitism and discrimination because Spear was categorized an enemy alien. The Army awards regulation, in effect...
  • Royal Goddesses Of A Bronze Age State

    02/07/2008 3:43:36 PM PST · by blam · 7 replies · 163+ views
    Archaeology Magazine ^ | January - Febuarary | Marco Merola
    Royal Goddesses of a Bronze Age State Volume 61 Number 1, January/February 2008 by Marco Merola Its arms arranged in a gesture of prayer, the figurine at right probably depicts a living queen worshipping the statuette of a dead royal, left. (Courtesy Maura Sala) It's been more than 30 years since Italian archaeologists found a vast archive of 17,000 cuneiform tablets at the Bronze Age site of Ebla in northern Syria. But the ancient city is still surprising those who work there. Last year archaeologist Paolo Matthiae's team discovered two almost perfectly preserved figurines that confirm textual evidence for a...
  • Treasure Hunters Find Bronze Age Axes

    01/21/2008 6:45:50 PM PST · by blam · 29 replies · 94+ views
    Treasure hunters find Bronze Age axes Last Updated: 2:06am GMT 22/01/2008 An amateur treasure hunter has unearthed a hoard of bronze age axe heads thought to be worth about Ł80,000. Tom Peirce started combing a field with his metal detector after dropping off a school coach party at a farm. Within a few minutes it began beeping and he found the first axe head fragment 10in into the soil. When he dug deeper, Mr Peirce found dozens more and, over the following two days, he and a colleague, Les Keith, uncovered nearly 500 bronze artefacts dating back 3,000 years. The...