Voices from Russia

Sunday, 14 October 2012

14 October 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World. They Lived in Caves… But They Knew About Herbs

They Lived in Caves… But They Knew About Herbs

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Palaeontologists said in a paper published in the journal Naturwissenschaften that Neanderthals who lived in the Cueva de El Sidrón (Piloña Municipality. Autonomous Community of Asturias) in northern Spain had a primitive knowledge of herbalism and knew about the healing properties of chamomile and yarrow, as indicated by traces of plant sugars in petrified plaque on their teeth.

31 July 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://weekend.ria.ru/week_cartoons/20120731/713519110.html

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

24 January 2012. Sergei Yolkin’s World: An Étude in Shades of Ochre

An Étude in Shades of Ochre

Sergei Yolkin

2012

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Neanderthal tribes living in what is now the Netherlands in the late Pleistocene, about 250,000 years ago, were able to turn red iron oxide, hematite, into ochre pigment, which they could use for painting on prepared animal skins, Dutch and Spanish archaeologists reported in a paper published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

24 January 2012

Sergei Yolkin

RIA-Novosti

http://ria.ru/caricature/20120124/547624609.html

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