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  • Light and manganese to discover the source of submerged Roman marble

    SINC | 08 February 2016 10:30

    The Roman Emperors used to spend their summers in the city of Baia, near Naples. With the passage of time, however, the majority of their luxury villas became immersed under water. Italian and Spanish researchers have now applied microscopic and geochemical techniques to confirm that the marble used to cover these ancient Roman buildings came from Carrara and other marble quarries in Turkey and...

  • Biopolítica para comprender la regulación y el control social


    UC3M | 25 November 2014 10:00

    Las personas, como seres biológicos que somos, podemos estar regulados socialmente por mecanismos como los impuestos, la propiedad o el parentesco. Esto constituía parte de las políticas sociales que el estado romano puso en práctica durante su expansión por el Mediterráneo y que ha dejado huella en la meseta oriental española, en el territorio de la Celtiberia histórica, como ha mostrado una i...

  • Genetic methods for sex determination shed some light on the Canary Islands aborigines’ remains

    SINC | 29 April 2014 09:02

    Researchers from the University of La Laguna have applied a new genetic method to analyse archaeological remains that enables the sex of skeletal remains from the indigenous peoples of the island of El Hierro to be determined. This type of work is essential to discover more about ancient communities when the complete skeletons of individuals are not available.

  • Controversy over the use of Roman ingots to investigate dark matter and neutrinos

    SINC | 28 November 2013 11:00

    The properties of these lead bricks recovered from ancient shipwrecks are ideal for experiments in particle physics. Scientists from the CDMS dark matter detection project in Minnesota (USA) and from the CUORE neutrino observatory at the Gran Sasso Laboratory in Italy have begun to use them, but archaeologists have raised alarm about the destruction and trading of cultural heritage that lies be...