Etruscan, stele, Uni, goddess, Poggio Colla, Italy, Gregory Warden, SMU, Mugello Valley Project

One of the most significant Etruscan discoveries in decades names female goddess Uni

Archaeologists translating a very rare inscription on an ancient Etruscan temple stone have discovered the name Uni — an important female goddess.

The discovery indicates that Uni — a divinity of fertility — may have been the titular deity worshipped at the sanctuary of Poggio Colla, a key settlement in Italy for the ancient Etruscan civilization, said archaeologist Gregory Warden at SMU, main sponsor of the archaeological dig. Continue reading

First Americans, North America, ice-free corridor, DNA, Ice Age, Nature, MeltzerTextbook theory of how humans populated America is “biologically unviable,” study finds. Continue reading →
Walkington, SMU, geometry, proof, arm motions Students grasp abstract math concepts after they demonstrate them with arm motions. Continue reading →
Wink sinkholes, smu, remote satellite images, insar, ogallala aquifer Geohazard: Giant sinkholes near West Texas oil patch towns are growing — as new ones lurk. Continue reading →
French Western Pyrenees, wildfire, SMU, RoosWildfire on warming planet requires adaptive capacity at local, national, int’l scales. Continue reading →

Earlier Research News

  • Study: Impoverished students and black students suffer greater impact from closure of Houston schools August 18, 2016
  • Study: Humans have been causing earthquakes in Texas since the 1920s May 17, 2016
  • SMU physicists: CERN’s Large Hadron Collider is once again smashing protons, taking data May 9, 2016
  • SMU engineering team to lead DARPA-funded research into holographic imaging of hidden objects April 27, 2016
  • Nearby massive star explosion 30 million years ago equaled brightness of 100 million suns April 26, 2016
  • SMU “Power Plays” conference to promote development of oil and gas fields for geothermal energy production April 22, 2016
  • Six new cities added to the Top 20 lists of arts-vibrant cities in the U.S. — data-driven assessment ranks cities by arts and cultural assets March 29, 2016
  • SMU seismology team response to March 28, 2016 U.S. Geological Survey hazard forecasts March 28, 2016
  • Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at ancient temple March 28, 2016
  • NASA data leads to rare discovery: Earth’s moon wandered off axis billions of years ago March 23, 2016
  • Good news! You’re likely burning more calories than you thought March 14, 2016
  • New look at Pizarro’s conquest of Inca reveals foot soldiers were awed by empire’s grandeur March 4, 2016
  • Charity, social justice and earth-friendly activism replace big houses, diamond rings and ostentatious living for status seekers February 16, 2016
  • SMU Lyle School cyber defender Fred Chang named to National Academy of Engineering February 9, 2016
  • National Center for Arts Research white paper counters findings of the Devos Institute Study on Culturally Specific Arts Organizations February 8, 2016
  • Long-term daily contact with Spanish missions triggered collapse of Native American populations in New Mexico January 25, 2016
  • SMU 2015 research efforts broadly noted in a variety of ways for world-changing impact January 8, 2016
  • North America’s newest pterosaur is a Texan — and flying reptile’s closest cousin is English December 7, 2015
  • California 6th grade science books: Climate change a matter of opinion not scientific fact November 9, 2015
  • $2 million NIH grant to help team from SMU and U-Maryland develop pediatric asthma monitor November 3, 2015
  • • View all research news →