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DNA Analysis Reveals Troubling News About Shrunken Heads

NARRATOR: In the mid-19th century, the Amazon’s rubber trees and mineral riches brought traders, miners, and missionaries to the region. Settlements sprung up in or near Shuar territory. The fake head suggests some of these colonial settlers wanted a piece of the lucrative trade in shrunken heads, making a fast buck selling fake heads to […]

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How Science Helps Preserve Longmen Grottoes

[GENTLE MUSIC] NARRATOR: Along both sides of China’s Yi River are limestone caves called grottoes, containing many thousands of statues carved over hundreds of years. [GENTLE MUSIC] These are some of China’s earliest Buddhist temples, located just south of the ancient capital of Luoyang. [GENTLE MUSIC] Within the 2,345 caves are almost 110,000 statues, ranging […]

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