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The North Sea
19/07/2016

Evaluation of the Belgian Coastal Waters

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Sigrid Maebe

Until 31 October 2016 the Belgian Ministry for Public Health, Food Chain Safety and the Environment is organising a public consultation on the management plan for Belgian coastal waters. This management plan was drawn up to make Belgian waters as clean as possible. 

Handwritten geologic map of Spa by Jean-Marc Marion (2016).
18/07/2016

RBINS maps the history of Belgian geology at Cartographiae in the Royal Palace

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Jonas Van Boxel

Three original geological maps from our Institute, by different generations of Belgian geologists, are part of the summer exposition Cartographiae at the Royal Palace.

Action Big Mouth / Grote Muilen / Grandes Gueules
14/07/2016

A Big Mouth? Me?

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Reinout Verbeke

This summer, become our “Big Mouth Ambassador” in a snap!

The T.rex, the mosasaurs, the Neanderthal of Spy, the tiger, the wolf, ... Our halls and galleries are full of big mouths! Come and (re-)discover them this summer: become their ambassador!

Foot path made from locally processed Scallop shells at Tobermory on the Isle of Mull, Scotland (Photo: James Morris, RBINS)
07/07/2016

What Architects Can Learn From Shells

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Jonas Van Boxel

Shells are more than pretty collectables or what remains after a nice mussel meal.

The different modifications: the femur left shows percussion pits and a percussion notch and the femur right shows cutmarks. Femur right also shows retouching marks left from its use to retouch the edges of stone tools. (Photo: RBINS)
06/07/2016

Belgian Neandertals Were Cannibals

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Reinout Verbeke

Neandertals that lived near the Belgian caverns of Goyet were cannibals. Several bones show cut marks and percussion marks. It is the first evidence of Neandertal cannibalism in northern Europe.

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