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Around the World July/August 2022

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Around the World July/August 2022

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Around the World March/April 2021

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Digs & Discoveries March/April 2012

Dappled Horse Paintings Decoded by DNA

The Dappled Horses of Pech-Merle, in a cave in southern France, is a nearly 25,000-yearold depiction of horses with spotted coats. While spots are seen in many modern horses, they were believed to be a product of later domestication and thus would not have coexisted with humans in the Paleolithic.That belief turned out to be wrong.

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Features May 01, 2011

Unexploded War Relics

On February 6, 2011, thousands of residents of the Boulogne-Billancourt community in west Paris were awoken at dawn and asked to leave their homes for more than four hours while French military explosive experts defused a nearly 1,000-pound bomb found in their neighborhood.

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Features Mar 01, 2011

A Chauvet Primer

After the cave paintings were discovered in December 1994, the first question archaeologists faced was, how old are they?

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Features Mar 01, 2011

Werner Herzog on 3-D, Cavemen, and the Scent of a Cave Bear

Last March, preeminent filmmaker Werner Herzog was given unprecedented access to Chauvet Cave in southeastern France to film the site's Paleolithic art.

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