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The Train that Floats in the Sky - Cambridgeshire's remarkable high-speed hovertrain experiment of the 1960s and '70s

Feb 15, 2017

As part of ongoing investigations into ‘fenland utopias’ by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU), the story of Cambridgeshire’s hovertrain is the subject of a new short film - The Train that Floats in the Sky.

Baltic hunter-gatherers adopted farming without influence of mass migration, ancient DNA suggests

Feb 06, 2017

Ancient DNA analyses show that – unlike elsewhere in Europe – farmers from the Near East did not overtake hunter-gatherer populations in the Baltic. The findings also suggest that the Balto-Slavic branch of the Indo-European language family originated in the Steppe grasslands of the East.

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