Show Notes: Unearthed in 2016 Part 2

Tracy Wilson

Inscribed surfaces of the stele that mentions the goddess Uni as well as a reference to the god Tina, the name of the supreme deity of the Etruscans. Photo courtesy Mugello Valley Project
Inscribed surfaces of the stele that mentions the goddess Uni as well as a reference to the god Tina, the name of the supreme deity of the Etruscans. Photo courtesy Mugello Valley Project

In the second half of our Unearthed! series for 2016, we talk about some finds that have set the historical record straight, a few things that are really big, exhumations, and debunkings, among others.

Here's a link to Must Farm, which is incredible.

The video we talked about of the archaeological dig at Harvard is waaaaaaaaaaaaay down at the bottom of this post, below the sources, or you can click here: Digging Archaeology at Harvard Yard.

Episode link: Unearthed! in 2016, Part 2

My research:

  • TANN. "Mass Graves Exhumed in Central Spain." 10/11/2016.
  • Robinson, Carol. "Body of teen hitchhiker who died 55 years ago in Alabama exhumed in effort to solve mystery." 6/9/2016.
  • Telegraph reporters. "Church digs up couple's last resting place to prevent crime." The Telegraph. 7/14/2016.
  • IOL. "Remains of hanged men to be exhumed." 3/27/2016.
  • DNews. "Dig Reveals 18th-Century Shipwreck." Seeker. 1/6/2016.
  • Cambrigeshire Archaeological Unit. "Must Farm."
  • TANN. "Bronze Age stilt houses unearthed in Cambridgeshire." The Archaeology News Network. 1/12/2016."
  • NOAA. "Remains of lost 1800s whaling fleet discovered off Alaska's Arctic coast." Jan. 6, 2016.
  • Than, Ker. " Humans Were in the Arctic 10,000 Years Earlier Than Thought." Smithsonian. 1/14/2016.
  • University of York. "Piecing together the gruesome story of York's headless Romans." 1/19/2016.
  • Lorenzi, Rossella. "Roman Toilets Spread Parasites." Seeker. 1/7/2016.
  • University of Cambridge. "Evidence of a prehistoric massacre extends the history of warfare." 1/20/2016.
  • Lichfield, John. "Chauvet Cave painting depicts 36,000 year-old volcanic eruption." Archaeology News Network. 1/11/2016.
  • Nomande, Sebastien et al. "A 36,000-Year-Old Volcanic Eruption Depicted in the Chauvet-Pont d'Arc Cave (Ardèche, France)?."
  • Samoray, Chris. "No fairy tale: Origins of some famous stories go back thousands of year." Science News. 1/19/2016.
  • Yirka, Bob. "Phylogenetic analyses suggests fairy tales are much older than thought." PhysOrg. 1/20/2016.
  • University of Huddersfield. "New research into the origins of the Austronesian languages." EurekAlert! 1/28/2016.
  • Glass, Jessica R. "Was Frozen Mammoth or Giant Ground Sloth Served for Dinner at The Explorers Club?." PLOS One. 2/3/2016.
  • Lund University. Signs of early settlement in the Nordic region date back to the cradle of civilization."
  • RFI. "French Village Investigates Ancient Skeleton in Closet." 2/17/2016.
  • TANN. "Researchers Discover Ancient Clues in Mummy Portraits." Archaeology News Network. 2/4/2016.
  • Ghose, Tia. "Medieval Shipwreck Hauled from the Deep." LiveScience. 2/17/2016.
  • BBC. "Bronze Age burial near Stonehenge discovered by badger." 2/9/2016.
  • Leiden University. "Neanderthals collected manganese dioxide to make fire." 2/29/2016.
  • NC Cultural and Natural Resources. "Significant Civil War-Era Shipwreck Discovered Off N.C. Coast." 3/7/2016.
  • Oman's Ministry of Heritage & Culture (MHC) and Blue Water Recoveries Ltd. "Vasco de Gama Shipwreck Discovered." PR Newswire. 3/15/2016.
  • TANN. "5,000-year-old levees to control floods discovered in E. China's Hangzhou." 3/15/2016."
  • O'Leary, Naomi. "Bear bone discovery re-writes human history in Ireland." PhysOrg. 3/20/2016.
  • University of Oregon. "Use of Shea Butter Pushed Back 1,000 Years."
  • University of Leicester. "Archaeologists create 3-D interactive digital reconstruction of King Richard I." EurekAlert. 3/21/2016.
  • Lorenzi, Rossella. " Etruscan Inscription Reveals Name of Goddess." Seeker. 8/25/2016.
  • SMU. " Text in lost language may reveal god or goddess worshipped by Etruscans at ancient temple." 3/28/2016.
  • University of Cambridge. " Nepali textile find suggests Silk Road extended further south than previously thought." EurekAlert. 4/1/2016.
  • BBC. "Shakespeare's skull 'probably stolen' from Stratford grave." 3/23/2016.
  • Lorenzi, Rossella. "Ancient Non-Stick Frying Pan Factory Found in Italy." Seeker. 3/28/2016.
  • Zhang, Sarah. "Sonar May Have Turned Up a Long-lost Civil War Ship, the Agnes E. Fry." Wired. 4/12/2016.
  • Hiscock, Peter. " World's earliest ground-edge axe production coincides with human colonisation of Australia." Australian Archaeology. Vol. 82, 2016. Issue 1.
  • " Nature calls: Toilet break leads to discovery of 49000-year-old Aboriginal site." 11/4/2016.
  • Kennedy, Maev. " Message in a bottle, promising finder a shilling, bobs up after 108 years." The Guardian. 4/19/2016.
  • Gannon, Megan. "Neanderthal Table Manners: They Used Toothpicks, Too." LiveScience. 4/14/2016.
  • TANN. "Scientists use advanced astronomical software to date Sappho's 'Midnight Poem'." The Archaeology News Network. 5/14/2026.
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  • " Ancient Chinese pottery reveals 5,000-yr-old beer brew (Update)." 5/23/2016.
  • TANN. "2,000 Year Old Butter Found in Irish Bog." Archaeology News Network.
  • Davis, Julia. ' X-Ray Vision Archaeology Reveals Holocaust Escape Tunnel."Nova NEXT. 6/29/2016.
  • Lofgren, Emma. "Really old stinky cheese found on royal Swedish shipwreck." The 7/27/2016.
  • Kennedy, Maev. "Scientists hope to prove pigtails belong to HMS Bounty mutineers." The Guardian. 8/22/2016.
  • Sorensen, Chris. " HMS Terror: How the final Franklin ship was found." MacLeans. 9/14/2016.
  • Stanbridge, Nicola. " DNA confirms cause of 1665 London's Great Plague." BBC. 9/8/2016.
  • Kiley, Gillian. 13th century Maya codex, long shrouded in controversy, proves genuine." Brown University. 9/7/2016.
  • The History Blog. "3,000-year-old pot contains burned cheese residue." 9/17/2016.
  • Pappas, Stephanie. "Oldest Indigo-Dyed Fabric Ever Is Discovered in Peru." LiveScience. 9/14/2016.
  • Lorenzi, Rossela. " Dozens of Shipwrecks Found at the Bottom of the Black Sea." Seeker. 10/26/2016.
  • Lund University> " WATCH: Could a 300-year old murder mystery finally be solved?."
  • AFP. " HIV's 'Patient Zero' Wrongly Blamed for AIDS Epidemic." 10/27/2016. Seeker
  • PhysOrg. " Amelia Earhart might have died as a castaway." 11/4/2016.
  • Edwards, Rodney> " Ancient human remains found in Cavan Burren Park." Irish Times. 10/14/2016.
  • TANN. " Widespread evidence of prehistoric dairying discovered along the Mediterranean coast." Archaeology News Network. 11/15/2016."
  • Guarino, Ben. " Studying Chinese pollution unraveled the mystery of London's lethal Great Smog." Washington Post. 11/17/2106. zcaya/olentzero-20071223.html