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Author Topic: April 2011 Archeology - The Americas  (Read 1865 times)
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« Topic Start: April 03, 2011, 11:37:42 am »

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Humans were altering North American landscapes before Europeans arrived:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-european-settlers-american-landscape.html

Evidence of the chocolate trade:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20110401/sc_livescience/sweettradingchocolatemayhavelinkedprehistoriccivilizations

Canada
Archaeologists have found what might be David Thompson's first trading post in Manitoba:
http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/local/breakingnews/explorer-david-thompsons-first-trading-post-discovered-in-manitoba-118734769.html

Guatemala
Investigating why the Maya liked to build cities near swamps:
http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=13335
 
A ball game frieze found at Quirigua:
http://mayanewsupdates.blogspot.com/

Mexico
New ideas about the power structure at El Tajin:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46241

Five stone figures from the Templo Mayor:
http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-hallazgos/4948-descubren-esculturas-que-adornaron-fachada-del-templo-mayor

United States
An 1830s shipwreck from Lake Michigan (MI):
http://news.discovery.com/history/shipwreck-lake-michigan-110331.html
 
... while a shipwreck in Lake Erie has been ruled to belong to the state (NY):
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP17ba60664592480da99cae18d49293b5.html
 
Studying light effects at California missions:
http://www.montereyherald.com/local/ci_17740781?source=rss&nclick_check=1

Remembering the Triangle Fire (NY):
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/25/triangle-fire-clinging-to-scraps-of-memories

Feature on how slavery really ended:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/03/magazine/mag-03CivilWar-t.html?hp

Continuing the Disunion series from the NYT:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/the-choice-is-charybdis/?ref=opinion

More on those pre-Clovis finds from Texas:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12851772
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« Reply #1: April 10, 2011, 02:52:44 pm »


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Canada
Very vague item on human remains from near Vernon (BC):
http://www.vancouversun.com/health/Vernon+human+remains+part+archeological+site/4585683/story.html
 
Dominican Republic
A sixteenth-century shipwreck found off the Dominican:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705370077/Utah-company-discovers-Caribbean-shipwreck.html

Guatemala
Possible oldest Mayan royal tomb from Guatemala:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-discovery-guatemala-oldest-royal-mayan.html

Mexico
Excavating a 2000 years b.p. tunnel at Teotihuacan:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5gGZiRZ-SOiK3L7j31c5_LPHCpYug?docId=CNG.fb6c5b6fa48ce5b6a666e7b1b477b982.11

United States
Archaeological finds delay bridge construction in North Carolina:
http://www.citizen-times.com/article/20110409/NEWS/304090034/1004/Living/Ancient-settlements-delay-Jackson-County-bridge?odyssey=nav|head

A Middle Archaic burial (maybe) from Des Moines (IA):
http://www.whotv.com/news/who-story-ancient-bones-20110406,0,7533093.story?track=rss
 
Somewhat vague item on finds from an 'ancient nomadic hunter-gatherer' group in New Mexico:
http://www.kwes.com/Global/story.asp?S=14415351

Feature on that 11 500 child burial from Alaska from month or so ago:
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/02/24/found-ancient-alaskan-house%E2%80%94and-remains-of-a-child-cremated-there/

All sorts of George Washington stuff is coming to auction:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/07/arts/design/george-washington-papers-and-artifacts-go-to-auction.html?ref=arts

Pondering the fate of the former Ridley's department store (NY):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/realestate/10streetscapes.html?ref=realestate

Interesting items found while renovating New York houses:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/10/realestate/10cov.html?_r=1

The Disunion series continues at the NYT:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/category/disunion/

A different sort of petroglyph in Utah:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-04-utah-art-glimpse-hawaiian-life.html
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Guatemala   
Archaeologists have made a 3d topographic map of the Holtun:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/smu-f3t041311.php
 
Pondering the Maya collapse:
http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/14/maya-collapse-and-modern-society/

... while volcanic ash found in canals might explain why Mayan cities did so well with poor soil:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110414-maya-volcanoes-eruptions-ash-tikal-science-volcanic/

Peru
South America's oldest textiles date to ca 12 000 years ago:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-04/uocp-cdi041311.php

United States
Not sure if we mentioned evidence of pre-Mimbres nomadic people in New Mexico yet:
http://www.scsun-news.com/ci_17811954?source=most_viewed
 
Nice feature on Civil War photography:
http://news.discovery.com/history/civil-war-photography-warfare-110411.html

An update on the New York Historical Society's renovations:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/12/arts/design/new-york-historical-society-renovations-take-shape.html
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Guatemala
Nice feature on El Mirador:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/El-Mirador-the-Lost-City-of-the-Maya.html

More on Mayan communities living on the edge of swamps:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110328101327.htm.

United States
IndianaU has a dig going on near Terra Haute:
http://tribstar.com/local/x2095870254/Digging-for-clues-from-Fairbanks-history-Archaeology-team-hopes-to-unearth-secrets-from-American-Indian-past

An update on the dig at Pig Point (Maryland):
http://www.hometownannapolis.com/news/nbh/2011/04/17-45/Amazing-artifacts-unearthed-at-Pig-Point.html

A dig along the East River waterfront turned up remains of an early mayor's farm (NY):
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/17/construction-dig-offers-peek-into-new-yorks-past

A talk about the excavations of Johnson's Island Prisoner of War Depot (OH):
http://www.thenews-messenger.com/article/20110418/NEWS01/104180303/1002/rss01

An Abe Lincoln signature turns up in a professor's office (IL):
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/04/110419162638.htm

On the Civil War's first death (SC):
http://www.npr.org/2011/04/09/135247928/the-civil-wars-first-death-was-an-accident

Not sure this is 'news' ... evidence of the church where Pocahontas was married (VA):
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/april-2011/article/archaeologists-uncover-likely-evidence-of-church-where-pocahontas-was-married

Feature (tv review) about the guy behind Central Park (NY):
http://tv.nytimes.com/2011/04/20/arts/television/the-olmsted-legacy-on-pbs-review.html

Feature on the Knox Hat Building (NY):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/realestate/24streetscapes.html

Review of Adam Goodheart, *1861: The Civil War Awakening*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/books/review/book-review-1861-the-civil-war-awakening-by-adam-goodheart.html
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« Reply #4: April 24, 2011, 05:05:14 pm »


I'm guessing that they managed to excavate more of the fort since the last time I visited...
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