An Ancient Form of European Money: Bronze Rings, Ribs and Blades

Because the objects had a standardized weight, scientists suggest they were a form of currency used some 3,500 years ago.

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A Bitter Archaeological Feud Over an Ancient Vision of the Cosmos

The Nebra sky disk, which has been called the oldest known depiction of astronomical phenomena, is a “very emotional object.”

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Book Review: ‘Oak Flat,’ by Lauren Redniss

In her latest work of graphic nonfiction, Lauren Redniss recounts what happened when a copper mining company decided to develop an Arizona tribe’s land.

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Abandoned Rio Tinto Mine Is Blamed for Poisoned Bougainville Rivers

Residents of the Papua New Guinea region have accused the mining giant of environmental and human rights violations and asked for an investigation.

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Copper Won’t Save You From Coronavirus

Pandemic fears have created interest in metallic products touting antimicrobial properties. But experts have doubts about the copper craze.

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