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A new archaeology for the Anthropocene era

Credit: Alison Crowther Indiana Jones and Lara Croft have a lot to answer for. Public perceptions of archaeology are often thoroughly outdated, and these characterisations do little to help. Yet archaeology as practiced…

The end of domestic wine in 17th century Japan

September 1632 document likely shows the order for the last batch of Japanese wine in the Edo periodCredit: Professor Tsuguharu Inaba Researchers from Kumamoto University (Japan) have found an Edo period document that clearly indicates the…