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The Pyramids of Giza and Archimedes’ Palimpsest: What Would Indiana Jones Think of Modern Approaches to Archaeology?

My first exposure to cultural heritage occurred in 1974 when I was asked by a group of physicists from the Stanford Research Institute (now SRI International based in California, USA) to serve as a mineralogical consultant for their project on the pyramids of Giza (Egypt). Their objective was to perform radio frequency (rf) sounder experiments in search of archaeologically signifi cant hidden chambers.

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About v12n1, Introducing Friedhelm von Blanckenburg

Cultural heritage often brings to mind valuable artifacts, artwork, ancient manuscripts, and historic monuments and buildings. But, cultural heritage involves more than just the material objects: it also consists of the more tangible elements such as the values, oral history, traditional craftsmanship, and the knowledge and skills that are transmitted across generations. Cultural heritage provides a window through which we can learn about our past and which ultimately prepares us for the future.

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About v11n6, 2015 Summary, 2016 Preview, v11n2 Errata

Microbiology (or biology) may not be your favorite subject. Or maybe you dreaded taking “life science” courses while at the university. Even if life science is not your preferred area of interest, we hope you read the articles in this issue. Earth science is inherently interdisciplinary because on planet Earth, the lithosphere, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere interact. We can’t comprehensively study one “sphere” without knowing something about the other “spheres.”

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