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« Topic Start: February 05, 2011, 10:53:37 pm »

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Mexico
This week's tree-ring study connects droughts and rises and falls of civilizations in Mexico:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110203124816.htm
 
Eight 8000 years b.p. 'nomadic' archaeological sites from Baja:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44671

Peru
A Mochica temple and assorted tombs from Lambayeque:
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=386017&CategoryId=13003

United States
An update on Boston's Big Dig ...something brothel-related (MA):
http://in.news.yahoo.com/archeologists-reveal-boston-brothel-secrets-20110203-022350-684.html

They've unearthed some chess pieces at James Madison's country estate (VA):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44698
 
Looking for various aspects of the war-filled times of the Kayenta Anasazi:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/blog/post.cfm?id=in-search-of-the-origins-of-warfare-2011-01-31

The Archdiocese of New Orleans has put up a database of slave baptisms (LA):
http://www.patheos.com/community/deaconsbench/2011/02/01/history-archdiocese-posts-baptism-records-of-slaves-online/

There's still a WWI vet alive in the US (!):
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/01/frank-buckles-the-last-ww_n_817147.html

More on 19th-century New York brothel guides:
http://documents.nytimes.com/a-vest-pocket-guide-to-brothels-in-19th-century-new-york-for-gentlemen-on-the-go

More on those Lincoln document alteration accusations (VA):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/us/25lincoln.html
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« Reply #1: February 13, 2011, 12:54:07 pm »


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Review of Sara Wheeler, *The Magnetic North*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/books/review/Morris-t.html

A database on the populating of the Americas:
http://www2.bupipedream.com/news/researcher-catalogs-hundreds-of-archaeological-sites-1.1967235

Mexico
Archaeologists have identified an unknown son of Pakal II at Palenque:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=44857&int_modo=1
 
An interesting relief from El Tajin:
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/4867-descubren-relieve-de-personaje-sagrado-en-el-tajin

A new Otomi site opened at Guanajuato:
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/7-zonas-arqueologicas/4864-abren-zona-arqueologica-canada-de-la-virgen

More on tree rings and droughts in Mexican history:
http://news.discovery.com/history/mexico-tree-ring-history-drought-110209.html

Peru
Studying what pre-Incan conches sounded like:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-ancient-shells-high-tech-pre-incan-conches.html

United States
The jury's still out on the age of a possible mammoth petroglyph from Colorado:
http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2011/02/wildest-mammoth-in-the-west-fo.html

Interesting feature on the Choctaw Confederates:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/09/the-choctaw-confederates/

A database on the populating of the Americas:
http://www2.bupipedream.com/news/researcher-catalogs-hundreds-of-archaeological-sites-1.1967235

Review of Dnaiel Rasmussen, *American Uprising*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/06/books/review/Goodheart-t.html

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More on tree rings and droughts in Mexican history:
http://news.discovery.com/history/mexico-tree-ring-history-drought-110209.html

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« Reply #2: February 17, 2011, 07:35:40 pm »


This just popped up on FaceBook today:

http://blogs.nationalgeographic.com/blogs/news/chiefeditor/2011/02/skull-in-mexico-cave-may-be-oldest-american-found.html?source=link_fb20110217yucatan

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Explorers have discovered what might be the oldest evidence of humans in the Americas.

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The team's relatively recent explorations of a large pit named Hoyo Negro (Black Hole, in Spanish), deep within a flooded cave, resulted in their breathtaking and once-in-a-lifetime discovery of the remains of an Ice Age mastodon and a human skull at the very bottom of the black abyss.

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Tracking North American migrations via stomach bacteria DNA:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-ancient-bacterial-gene-movement-north.html

Guatemala
Excavating the Maya site of Ceibal:
http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/excavating-the-origins-of-maya-civilization/

Mexico
Nazca geoglyphs are also found in the Rio Grande basin:
http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?Id=vqzuKHd1Dr0=

I don't think we've mentioned this Olmec-style relief from Ojo de Agua:
 http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-ancient-mesoamerican-sculpture-uncovered-southern.html

More on that relief from El Tajin:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45014

Peru
Latest in the Yale v Peru thing:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/11/yale-and-peru-sign-accord-on-machu-picchu-artifacts/
http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/yale-and-peruvian-university-to-run-center-housing-incan-artifacts/

United States
A pile of Native American burials from a dam-construction site in Kanab (Utah):
http://www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/Dam-project-unearths-ancient-burial-site-in-Kanab-1011604.php

Pondering the Hopewell-Mexican connection:
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2011/02/20/did-cultures-mingle-or-develop-on-their-own.html?sid=101
 
Possibly the oldest Mikveh in the US is found in Baltimore:
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/baltimore-city/bs-md-lloyd-synagogue-mikveh-0207-20110213,0,991747.story
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-lloyd-mikveh-pg0213,0,946474.photogallery(photos)

A possible grave of a pioneering Texas Ranger:
http://www.statesman.com/news/texas/researchers-think-old-grave-belongs-to-ranger-1245041.html
 
A hidden 'African' face to the Wye 'Orangery' (MD):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-archaeologists-hidden-african-side-1780s.html

The mystery of Lake Dolores (CA):
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/blogs/inthemission/detail?entry_id=83097&tsp=1
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« Reply #4: February 22, 2011, 07:07:02 pm »


I'm definitely in the "mingling" camp.  Like today, trade was at least as common as war, and they didn't have our extremely limited attention spans.

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« Reply #5: February 22, 2011, 10:17:15 pm »

I'm definitely in the "mingling" camp. 

So am I. There is no reason to believe that North American culture would have been any less likely to have widespread trade contacts than other cultures in the world. Trade, even long distance trade, seems to have been common in ancient cultures.
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Guatemala
More on digging in Guatemala:
http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/deep-into-the-big-pit-and-beyond/

Mexico
Another construction phase of the circular Temple of Ehecatl has been found:
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/4895-localizaron-otra-parte-del-templo-de-ehecatl

A video visit to Teotihuacan talking about preservation issues:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12367345

... while Mexico is trying to deal with looting:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-12404699

Peru
A major Wari tomb find in the Cuzco jungle:
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/ancient-wari-tombs-discovered-in-peru-force-experts-to-re-think-past/story-e6frf7lf-1226012065266

Follow-up to the Yale-Peru agreement:
http://opac.yale.edu/peru/english/

United States
11 500 years b.p. child burial from Alaska:
http://www.livescience.com/12970-cremated-child-alaska.html
 
Feature on the Spiro Mounds (OK):
http://tahlequahdailypress.com/features/x62853622/Spiro-started-upward-spiral-in-700-A-D

People are flocking to see a Martha Washington letter (KS):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45292

Feature on Mount Vernon (and more):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/opinion/21casper.html

Maybe Mormon polygamy wasn't such a good idea:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-02-polygamy-19th-century-mormon-wives.html

Some of Jefferson's books have been found in St Louis:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45170
 
... a list of titles:
http://graphics8.nytimes.com/packages/pdf/arts/JeffersonTitles.pdf

Feature on the Triangle Fire (NY):
http://www.nysut.org/cps/rde/xchg/nysut/hs.xsl/nysutunited_16240.htm
 
cf:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/21/nyregion/21triangleside.html

... and its predecessor in Newark:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/24/nyregion/24towns.html

The history of the stinky Gowanus Canal (NY):
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/02/23/under-the-gowanus-canal-flushing-out-the-stench/

Review of Harold Schechter, *Killer Colt*:
http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2011/02/14/murder-he-wrote-not-by-six-shooter/

Review of Daniel Sharfstein, *The Invisible Line*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/27/books/review/Arsenault-t.html

More on that burial site near Kanab (Utah):
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705366156/Modern-day-project-disrupts-ancient-burial-site-in-Kanab.html?pg=1


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