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Volcanic ash threatens Indonesian temple

The recent eruptions of Mt. Merapi in Indonesia is threatening to permanently damage an ancient Buddhist temple. The World Heritage-listed site at Borobudur, in central Java, was covered in volcanic ash when the volcano began erupting in October. South East Asian art expert and archaeologist Toni Tak says the temple

Volcanoes responsible for Neanderthal extinction

Volcanic erruptions may have wiped out the Neanderthals 40,000 years ago, a new study suggests. Stumpy but strong, the Neanderthals disappear from the European fossil record by about 30,000 years ago, replaced about that time by modern-looking humans. In the upcoming October Current Anthropology journal, researchers led by Liubov Golovanova