Why Archaeologists Used a 'Ray Gun' to Blast This Ancient Shipwreck Pottery

Why Archaeologists Used a 'Ray Gun' to Blast This Ancient Shipwreck Pottery

Scientists just blasted pottery from an ancient shipwreck with a "ray gun". Besides being totally sci-fi, the X-ray blaster revealed where the pottery came from. The wreck was a trade ship dating to the 12th or 13th century that was thought to have departed from Quanzhou in southeastern China, with the Indonesian island of Java as its destination.

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