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« Topic Start: May 01, 2011, 12:00:45 pm »

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Feature on gold plates in Mesoamerica:
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705371752/Ancient-gold-plates-in-Mesoamerica.html?s_cid=rss-44

More on that oldest Caribbean shipwreck (off the coast of the Dominican Republic):
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1381334/Divers-unearth-treasure-shipwreck-believed-oldest-Caribbean.html

Pondering the 'mystery' of Easter Island again:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/has-the-mystery-of-easter-island-finally-been-solved-2274075.html

Guatemala
They've rediscovered the ancient Maya city of Holtun in the Guatemalan rain forest:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/04/110426-maya-lost-city-holtun-science-guatemala-ancient/

A Q & A session on Maya archaeology:
http://scientistatwork.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/04/28/q-and-a-on-maya-archaeology/

Mexico
Feature on hieroglyphic stairways:
http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2011/04/25/the-meaning-of-words-new-evidence-of-ancient-maya-history/

United States
A Fremont culture bowl from southern Utah:
http://www.abc4.com/content/news/state/story/Ancient-Fremont-bowl-found-in-southern-Utah/RPtID-foI0idTQLwMgP1vw.cspx?rss=1451

A 19th century shipwreck from Lake Michigan:
http://www.freep.com/article/20110331/NEWS05/103310478/19th-Century-wreck-found-Lake-Michigan

A partial copy of the Nuremberg Chronicle turned up in Utah:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46836
 
Interesting feature on Ben Franklin's sister:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/24/opinion/24lepore.html

The secret origins of New York:
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/portada/origen/secreto/Nueva/York/elpepuculbab/20110430elpbabpor_25/Tes

Review of Gary Gallagher, *The Union War*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/01/books/review/book-review-the-union-war-by-gary-w-gallagher.html
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« Reply #1: May 15, 2011, 11:44:47 am »

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Theory that, based on DNA, there were no more than 70 people in North America some 14 000 years b.p.:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385290/North-America-populated-70-people-claims-stunning-new-DNA-research.html

Bermuda
Plans for the wreck of the Marie Celestia:
http://bernews.com/2011/05/artifacts-to-be-recovered-mary-celestia-shipwreck/

Canada
A First Nations burial ground near Vernon, B.C.:
http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/989294--ancient-first-nations-burial-ground-unearthed-in-b-c

Costa Rica
Nice feature on four sites in Costa Rica:
http://thecostaricanews.com/ancient-cultures-and-prehistoric-discoveries-in-costa-rica/6929

Mexico
A pile of finds from Palenque have been restored:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47046

Not sure if we mentioned this stairway with Maya hieroglyphs which was found in Campeche:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=46982

United States
On Isaac Newton and the American Revolution:
http://helenair.com/lifestyles/health-med-fit/article_ea6a77b0-760c-11e0-bfc4-001cc4c002e0.html

George Washington's beer recipe:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-britain/battle-to-save-remains-of-400yearold-wreck-2280815.html

Feature on the mounds in Ohio:
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2011/05/01/ohios-mounds-are-works-of-art.html
 
Feature (with slideshow) on Rafael Guastavino (and son)'s work:
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/05/01/nyregion/20110501_guastavino.html
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/05/01/nyregion/20110501GUASTAVINOss.html

Evidence of a 'lost civilization'/pre Clovis people along the West Coast?:
http://crosscut.com/2011/05/11/history/20892/Lost-civilization-along-West-Coast--New-evidence-says-yes/

Divers found a gold and emerald ring off the coast of Florida:
http://www.underwatertimes.com/news.php?article_id=21035607419

Plans to investigate the remains of a fort along the Oconee River (GA):
http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-05-10/historians-seek-lost-athens-fort

A theory about those strange Chumash beads found at assorted Channel Islands sites (CA):
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-05/uoc--fue050611.php
 
Theory that, based on DNA, there were no more than 70 people in North America some 14 000 years b.p.:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1385290/North-America-populated-70-people-claims-stunning-new-DNA-research.html

On use of history in American politics:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/us/politics/05barton.html
cf:
http://6thfloor.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/05/how-christian-were-the-founders-redux/

Judge Langing's notebooks are coming to auction:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/09/sothebys-to-offer-a-founding-fathers-illicit-notebooks/

Review of F.A.Hayek, *The Constitution of Liberty*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/books/review/f-a-hayek-big-government-skeptic.html

Review of Andrea Wulf, *Founding Gardeners*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/08/books/review/book-review-founding-gardeners-by-andrea-wulf.html

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« Reply #2: May 16, 2011, 04:11:26 pm »

Sad No beer.

I think you got your squibs and links mixed?

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« Reply #3: May 16, 2011, 09:29:43 pm »

Sad No beer.

I think you got your squibs and links mixed?

Sunflower

Ack.  Thanks for catching that!

The correct link for beer:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/northamerica/usa/8495680/George-Washingtons-beer-recipe.html
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« Reply #4: May 17, 2011, 09:54:12 pm »

Well, hey, 'course I caught it, there was beer involved Cheesy!

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Canada
An archaeologist in Toronto disputes claims of a First Nations burial site in High Park:
http://ca.news.yahoo.com/first-nations-group-occupies-section-high-park-151750856.html

... with a nice feature on First Nations sites in Toronto:
http://www.thestar.com/news/article/995296--sacred-and-secret-the-gta-s-hidden-burial-sites

Chile
A 12 000 years b.p. iron oxide mine from Chile:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110519101231.htm

Mexico
A pile of sites from the Yucatan:
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/2011/05/19/mayan-archaeological-sites-graves-southeastern-mexico/

... while the NOAA is searching for evidence of a Maya trade network in the same general area:
http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2011/20110518_maritimemaya.html

Peru
Inca success was based on llama dung (!?):
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-13439093

A very interesting 4000 years b.p. statue from Peru:
http://munews.missouri.edu/news-releases/2011/0519-mu-archeologist-finds-oldest-3-d-statue-in-western-hemisphere/

New evidence of native population decline in the Inca Empire following the Spanish conquest:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/05/110519091637.htm

United States
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Workers in Pensacola Bay came across a mid-19th century shipwreck (FL):
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/05/21/2227675/workers-building-maritime-park.html

Plans to raise the anchor of the Queen Anne's Revenge (NC):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47545
 
UCSD scientists are fighting to be able to study a pair of 9000 years b.p. skeletons found back in the 70s (CA):
http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/05/ucsd-skeleton-fight/

They've preserved an ancient canoe found in Arbuckle Creek (FL) a decade ago:
http://www2.highlandstoday.com/content/2011/may/20/archeologists-preserve-ancient-canoe/

A Connecticut State Archaeologist bemoans that thousands of sites have fallen victim to development:
http://www.boston.com/news/local/connecticut/articles/2011/05/16/archaeologist_thousands_of_conn_sites_built_over
 
Studying a Great Dismal Swamp (VA & NC):
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-freedom-swamp-unearthing-secret-history.html

Some George Washington artifacts were coming to auction:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hY1z9_YyoC3MFMpFJKnosRIB8H2w?docId=e48a392cf0d5487592f34416596a3a3f

... and brought in a reasonable price:
http://www.forbes.com/feeds/ap/2011/05/21/general-us-washington-artifacts-auction_8478537.html

More on those Chumash shells (CA):
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/shells-show-how-children-imitated-parents-110516.html

Review of Alfred Young (et al), *Revolutionary Founders*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/books/review/book-review-revolutionary-founders-rebels-radicals-and-reformers-in-the-making-of-the-nation.html
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Chile
More on that iron oxide mine in Chile:
http://www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas-de-noticias/details/oldest-mine-in-the-world-found-in-chile

Mexico
A Mayan funerary offering from a cave near Chichen Itza:
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47753
 
I think we've had this tunnel-under-the-temple-of-the-snake at Teotihuacan story already (?):
http://www.pressherald.com/r?19=961&43=606322&44=122758748&32=10367&7=617322&40=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.pressherald.com%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Ftunnel-found-in-mexico-may-hold-ancient-rulers_2011-05-28.html

On Mayan yellow pigments:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-05-famous-maya-blue-indigo-compounds.html

On Cacao use and the Olmec:
http://www.pnas.org/content/108/21/8595.abstract?etoc

Peru
More on Inca success and llama droppings:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/peru/8530000/Inca-civilisation-founded-on-llama-dung.html

United States
They raised the anchor of the Queen Anne's Revenge (NC):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=47769
 
... another feature stresses finds which suggest that pirates were "terrifying":
http://www.theatlanticwire.com/national/2011/05/real-pirates-actually-terrifying-new-discovery-reveals/38262/

Leather Man remains a mystery (CT):
http://www.lohud.com/article/20110526/NEWS02/105260404

Feature on the ongoing dig at Choccolocco (a Woodland site) (AL):
http://annistonstar.com/bookmark/13392832

A purported link between North America and early bronze age Ireland (GA):
http://www.irishcentral.com/news/-Decorated-boulder-in-United-States-reveals-links-to-Early-Bronze-Age-Ireland-122578164.html

On street pronunciation problems in New York City:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/26/nyregion/van-wyck-expressway-also-snarls-pronunciation.html

Slideshow on restoration of Bannerman's Island Arsenal (NY):
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/05/22/nyregion/20110522VISUALss.html

The Civil War as seen on TV:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/29/arts/television/civil-war-gettysburg-history-detectives.html

A New York City project has identified a pile of Civil War graves:
http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2011/05/new_york_city_project_ids_more.html

... and presumably this is one of them:
http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/05/22/confederate-general-buried-far-from-the-battlefield/
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