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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.)
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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