Authors:T. Oakes, A. Furr, D. Adair, and T. Parkinson
An approximation of the distribution of lead particulate from vehicular exhausts is given. A neutron activation analysis study
has shown that there is an extremely detailed pattern of the effluent from vehicular highway traffic.
The topic of the study is the description and complex analysis of the Ló-hegy site uncovered at Dunaföldvár in the spring of 2009. Features of the economic area of an Árpádian period village were uncovered during the excavation preceding the construction of highway M6. The metal and ceramic finds unearthed in the archaeological features date the settlement from the 12th–13th centuries. The observations made during the excavation suggest that the village perished in consequence of the Mongol Invasion.
Authors:Hussein M. Al Qudrah, Ibrahim S. Sadaqah, and Mahdi Alzoubi
This paper studies nine memorial Safaitic inscriptions from the town of Deir al-Kahf in Northern Badiyah, northeast of Jordan, along the Baghdad Highway road. The first seven are found to the east of the town, the other two are from the far north end. It seems that these inscriptions show the sadness and grief over an important person called Bnctm. The paper deals with the verbs and names semantically and syntactically, also considering their parallels in other Semitic languages.
Authors:F. Grass, G. Westphal, H. Lemmel, and J. Sterba
Exhaust systems of modern cars contain catalysts for the reduction of CO, NOx and hydrocarbons. These catalysts are made of ceramic materials with a large surface on which platinum metals catalyse the
oxidation. The catalysts contain approximately 2 g of platinum and 0.4 g of rhodium. Recently platinum is being replaced by
palladium. During driving the platinum-group elements (PGEs) are expelled from the tip in fine particles and are deposited
in the environment. For a projected study of emissions from cars driven on streets and highways it is important to know which
elements can be measured by short time activation analysis without any chemical procedure.
As is well known, boat trips on rivers and canals were an essential part of Mesopotamian economy at the end of the 3rd millennium BC; the Tigris and Euphrates, with their tributaries and canals, served as major highways in Mesopotamia. In the Ur III period, inland traffic by waterway was very extensive (more so than interregional water transport). This paper aims at highlighting ports/harbours of the province of Ĝirsu/Lagaš recorded in the administrative texts from the end of the 3rd millennium, by cataloguing the name of the places where these harbours are located.
Authors:T. Horváth, K. Gherdán, K. Herbich, and ZS. Vasáros
Houses of the Baden culture at the Balatonőszöd — Temető dűlő site
. A large settlement of the Baden culture was unearthed on a coherent surface of 100000 square metres during excavations preceding the construction of the new track of highway M 7 at Balatonőszöd in 2001–2002. The Late Copper Age settlement stood on the bank of a lake and along a stream that ran into the lake. The remains of four buildings (house foundations, daub fragments and miniature house models) were uncovered from the classical phase of the culture. The buildings were overground wood-structure houses plastered with daub and raised on posts above the waterlogged territory. They could have profane and sacral functions as well.
Survey of aphids on dicotyledonous herbaceous plants along the Hungarian highways on 33 sampling points revealed the presence of 14 aphid species on gymnosperm trees. The most frequent conifer species was: Pinus nigra J. F. Arnold 1785 (21 locations) followed by Pinus sylvestris L.1753, Picea abies (L.) H. Karst. (4 locations), Juniperus communis L. 1753 (3 locations) and Juniperus virginiana L. 1753 (1 location), Thuja occidentalis L.1753 (2 locations), Thuja plicata Donn ex D. Don (1 location).
Eulachnus agilis (Kaltenbach, 1843) was the most frequently collected aphid species on Pinus nigra, followed by Cinara brauni Börner, 1940, Cinara schimitscheki Börner, 1940, Eulachnus rileyi (Williams, 1911) and Cinara acutirostris Hille Ris Lambers, 1956. The less frequent Cinara species was Cinara piniphila (Ratzeburg, 1844) which is a new record for the Hungarian fauna. Pinus sylvestris accommodated three aphid species: Cinara intermedia Pašek, 1954 was the most frequent, followed by Cinara pinea (Mordvilko, 1895) and Eulachnus agilis. Picea abies accommodated Cinara piceae, Cinara pruinosa (Hartig, 1841), Cinara piceicola (Cholodkovsky, 1896) and Sacchiphantes abietis L. 1758. Juniperus communis and J. virginiana most frequently hosted Cinara juniperi (De Geer, 1773). Eulachnus agilis occurred once on Juniperus communis. A single aphid species Cinara tujafilina was found on Thuja occidentalis and Thuja plicata.