HotAIR - MAY WE RECOMMEND -- Old Things

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MAY WE RECOMMEND--
Old Things

items worth a trip to the library

by Stephen Drew, AIR staff

We present here, from the research archives, a small selection of old things to ponder.

Eternity Smells a Rat

"Chlorine-36 in Fossil Rat Urine: An Archive of Cosmogenic Nuclide Deposition During the Past 40,000 Years," M. A. Plummer, F. M. Phillips, J. Fabryka-Martin, H.J. Turin, P.E. Wigand, and P. Sharma, Science, vol. 277, 1997, pp. 538-41. (Thanks to Valerie M. Franck for bringing this to our attention.)

Crystalline Literature

"Framboidal Pyrites in Antique Books," Javier Garcia-Guinea, et al., Nature, vol. 388, 1997, p. 631. (Thanks to B.P. Chen for bringing this to our attention.)

Old Shoe Production

"7500 Years of Prehistoric Footwear from Arnold Research Cave, Missouri," Jenna T. Kuttruff, S. Gail DeHart, and Michael J. O'Brien, Science, vol. 281, no. 3, part 2, July 3, 1998, pp. 72-5. (Thanks to Robert Gaither for bringing this to our attention.) The authors, who are at the Louisiana State University and at the University of Missouri, report that

The assemblage adds to a growing picture of the highly varied nature of prehistoric footwear production in the United States throughout the Holocene.

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