|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: CORDIS|
|Publisher||Publications Office of the European Union|
|Series Title||Research*EU Magazines|
|Series Details||Number 9|
|Publication Date||February 2012|
|Content Type||Magazine | Newsletter|
Archaeology, history and heritage: a civilisation discovered in Libya’s desert
This issue of Research*EU magazine demonstrates, there are many good reasons for Europe to support study in the fields of archaeology and history. Learning where we came from can help us understand where we are going. In our interview, David Mattingly describes how he discovered a new civilisation under the sands of Libya’s desert, increasing our understanding of the Garamantes, a desert people of the central Sahara first recorded in the History of Herodotus in the fifth century BC but since ignored. In addition, we look at how the Medistone project studied ways in which three other important sites in North Africa can be rehabilitated.
As well as this special section, the headline story in our environment and society section considers the European context of slavery and the slave trade. We also have our regular biology and medicine section. The top story describes a study showing a link between human ancestors' brains and evolution. In the energy and transport section we investigate a project developing new composite technologies for low-weight aircraft.
And the top story in our IT and telecommunications section looks at wireless healthcare. Meanwhile, our industrial technologies section features nanotechnology put to a health application, as bio-nanotech fights the disease trypanosomiasis south of the Sahara.
Climate Change and Environment
Transport and Mobility
|Subject Categories||Culture, Education and Research|
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|