Issue 80

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CWA 89

Excavations are exposing the insatiable appetite for self-promotion displayed by the owner of a modest late Roman villa estate at Gerace, Sicily. There, Philippianus delighted in having his monogram stamped on tiles and even included it in his bathhouse decor. Was he aping contemporary elite fashion in Rome? Our cover feature explores how fieldwork is […]

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News: Ancient Sun Storms Illuminate the Past

Researchers have identified a new method of precisely dating key prehistoric events using traces left by violent solar storms on trees. A developing branch of astrochronology — the study of the chronology and periodicity of celestial bodies — the new method records the specific timing of solar storms caused by eruptions on the sun’s surface.  When these […]

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