obsidian


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acid or granitic glass formed by the rapid cooling of lava without crystallization

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para]]George Dunston, Co-Founder and Managing Director of Obsidian HDS, said, "The most recent Open Payments update reveals the vast scale of the data set.
The Obsidian Series 750D's rigid exterior surrounds a frame that has ample room for high-performance components, as well as sophisticated cooling for users who want to push their components to the limits.
Obsidian is an ideal material to use in reconstructing ancient trade relations.
The Field Museum researchers found that prior to the fall of the Maya inland centers, obsidian tended to flow along inland riverine networks.
Laskaris and his colleagues turned to a method called obsidian hydration dating (OHD) combined with a newer technique known as secondary ion mass spectrometry of surface saturation (SIMS-SS) to determine how much water had penetrated the obsidian surfaces that were exposed to the air by prehistoric humans who were chipping the rocks to make tools and weapons.
DUNGEON SIEGE III seamlessly blends intuitive action gameplay, a robust RPG system featuring a large selection of abilities, an extensive multiplayer component and the depth of story Square Enix and Obsidian Entertainment are known for creating.
During this year's excavations which started on July 15, we discovered an obsidian which is used as scalpel in surgeries.
To date the objects in their study, the researchers used obsidian artifacts found alongside objects that could be carbondated.
Hirth and others who presumably took part in the Xochicalco Lithics Project report findings from their field work in 1992 and 1993 and subsequent material analysis relating to the obsidian craft industry operating in Xochicalco, Morelos, between 650 and 900 AD.
Andreyko wont reveal what the future holds for Obsidian (who will appear in additional DC titles as well this year), but he assures readers that the character wont return to the dark side--and thus perpetuating the gay = evil formula--while he's manning the keyboard.
Holding company Obsidian Enterprises Inc has given up its attempts to buy fallen customer interaction software star Net Perceptions Inc by withdrawing its revised exchange offer.
Artefact type by obsidian geologic source as determined by X-ray fluorescence analyses.
Obsidian Strategics is pleased to announce that its IP portfolio - providing the only means of extending such networks between data centers throughout the world - has recently been awarded patent protection in two more jurisdictions - Russia and Canada.
9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Obsidian HDS, the developer of PharmaShine (www.
Recent years have seen much new research on the sources, distribution and use of obsidian in the Mediterranean during the Neolithic.