Stone Stories

The Bauhüttenwesen, which is the ancient craftspeople’s tradition of cooperation and know-how sharing in construction projects, is added to the Unesco List of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Still today, e.g., stonemasons working on the maintenance of cathedrals built supra-regional networks to preserve, transmit and develop techniques and knowledge

Drystone walls are Arabia’s megalithic monuments

The recently discovered monumental structures still hold many secrets in their construction, function, and chronology

Forensic geology: tracking victims through mineralogical characteristics of makeup ingredients

With a spectroradiometer, remains like talc, montmorillonite, and kaolinite could be identified at a crime scene

Over 100,000 years ago, fertile loess from the Negev helped the early humans on their way from Africa to Eurasia with the “land of milk and honey” in the Levant

Dr. Rivka Amit from the Geological Survey of Israel found that dust deposition by desert winds played a critical role in forming thick or thin soils around the Eastern Mediterranean

The peaks of the so-called stone forests were formed by natural dissolution of the rocks in the water and related currents

Scientists from New York University simulated the chemical and mechanical processes

New understanding for the vast stone monuments constructed in Saudi Arabia 7,000 years ago

The enigmatic “mustatils” may have been “ritual sites where groups of people met to perform some kind of currently unknown social activities”

Laser melting of moon dust and building the “Moon Village” by 3D printing

Researchers from Hanover, Germany have proven that an earthly imitation of Regolith can be liquefied by laser / Tests on the moon with real material planned for 2021

Above the US, this year’s Perseid meteor shower will have its peak in the night from August 11 to 12, in the pre-morning hours

It is caused by the tail of the comet Swift-Tuttle, through which our planet flies every year and whose particles burn up in the Earth’s atmosphere

New construction of the Albula Tunnel in the Swiss Alps: at 1192 m driving, the rock is like a “paste and floating” for 21 m

Even 110 years after the 1st tube through the mountain, the challenges for the engineers are still great

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