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Around the World May/June 2012


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  • Artifacts March/April 2012

    Silver Viking Coin

    Part of a hoard of more than 200 silver artifacts, this coin tells a surprisingly complete story about kingship at a time when Vikings from Scandinavia vied with the resident Anglo-Saxons for control of northwest England.

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  • Around the World March/April 2012


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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 March/April 2012

    New Life for the Lion Man

    Using recently uncovered fragments, archaeologists may be able to finally piece together one of the world's oldest works of art

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