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"New technique helps solve mystery of ancient figurines"

New technique helps solve mystery of ancient figurines
trefwoorden: Noord-Amerika - prehistorie - beeldjes - nieuwe technieken
Thanks in part to new spectroscopic technology, researchers have solved a great mystery concerning some of North America's oldest pieces of sculpture.
With the use of PIMA -- a non-invasive Portable Infrared Mineral Analyzer -- an interdisciplinary team of scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has identified the source and meaning of "spectacular late prehistoric" figurines found in several locales in the South and the Southeast -- in Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Tennessee.
Lees verder in: Eureka Alert (2 juli 2003)