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7,000-year-old copper awl reveals secret past of metallurgy in the Middle East

By Jessica McMathis / September 11, 2014

Researchers from the Zinman Institute of Archaeology and the University of Haifa have found that the awl unearthed during a previous excavation at Tel Tsaf, located near the Jordan River, is one of the oldest metal objects found there to date.

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Discover the material secrets of art with the September ACerS Bulletin—now online

By April Gocha / August 21, 2014

The September issue of the ACerS Bulletin is online—dig in to all the great content now!

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Blurred lines—Art, science converge in identification of rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese ceramics

By Jessica McMathis / May 20, 2014

An international team of researchers have identified a rare iron oxide in ancient Chinese pottery, which could be critical in developing improved and inexpensive magnets for electronics.

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