Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Not archaeology, but cool Amber: an ancient treasure that grew on trees
Throughout history, humans have mistaken amber to be the faeces of mythical beasts, a wax produced by giant ants, the fossilised spawn of huge fish or even elephant semen.

But to know the true origin of amber, particularly of deposits found in and around the Baltic Sea, one must turn back the clock an aeon or two.

Actually, there's not a whole lot of information there, it's mostly about a museum exhibit.