Unearthed! In Autumn 2019


A scaffold platform above Must Farm's “Structure 1.” Photo by D. Webb via EurekAlert

As promised in July, we have some Unearthed this fall! We've got past episode updates, cannonballs, things that are oldests and firsts, textiles, edibles and potables, and a little bit of creepy and eerie stuff at the end.

Tracy's Research:

  • Associated Press. “Spain: Unfinished Gaudi Church Gets Permit After 137 Years.” 6/8/2019. https://apnews.com/ff973c5c769c4d1d872255f04c6c1f11
  • Barras, Colin. “Neolithic pottery sherds from China reveal alcohol production techniques.” Via Archaeology News Network. 6/4/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/06/neolithic-pottery-sherds-from-china.html#UX0j0yVU6AyxfjIg.99
  • BBC News. “Roman gemstones, shoe and gaming board uncovered at Vindolanda fort.” Via Archeology News Network. 6/29/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/06/roman-gemstones-shoe-and-gaming-board.html#Ci2OABQ7IKwOK7ap.97
  • Bennett, Troy. “700-year-old canoe found in mud a reminder of Maine's rich Native American heritage.” 13WGME. 6/13/2019. https://wgme.com/news/local/700-year-old-canoe-found-in-mud-a-reminder-of-maines-rich-native-american-heritage.
  • Binghamton University. “Woodstock really was a free-wheeling festival, new archeological research shows.” EurekAlert. 6/24/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/bu-wrw062419.php
  • Blackley, Seamus. “Two weeks ago … “ Twitter thread by @seamusblackley dated 8/5/2019. https://twitter.com/seamusblackley/status/1158264819503419392
  • Boffey, Daniel. “Excavation of Waterloo field hospital unearths limbs and musket balls.” The Guardian. 7/17/2019. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/17/excavation-of-waterloo-field-hospital-unearths-limbs-and-musket-balls.”
  • Brown, Kate. “Amid Protests and Steeped in Controversy, a King Tut Statue Sells at Christie’s for $6 Million.” ArtNet. 7/5/2019. https://news.artnet.com/market/king-tut-sale-result-christies-1592683
  • Cascone, Sarah. “Egypt Will Sue Christie’s Over the $6 Million Sale of a King Tut Sculpture Officials Claim Was Looted From a Temple.” ArtNet. 7/9/2019. https://news.artnet.com/art-world/egypt-christies-lawsuit-king-tut-sculpture-1595746
  • CBS. “John Dillinger's relatives say they have ‘evidence’ that body in grave may not be gangster.” 8/2/2019. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/john-dillinger-exhumation-relatives-say-evidence-body-buried-in-indianapolis-cemetery-may-not-be-him/
  • Conover, Emily. “How scientists traced a uranium cube to Nazi Germany’s nuclear reactor program.” ScienceNews. 5/1/2019. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/scientists-trace-uranium-cube-nazi-germany-nuclear-reactor-program
  • Dikov, Ivan. “3rd Century AD Marble Head, Ancient Chamber Pot Discovered in Roman City Novae.” Archaeology in Bulgaria. 6/27/2019. http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/06/27/3rd-century-ad-marble-child-head-ancient-chamber-pot-discovered-in-roman-city-novae-near-bulgarias-svishtov/
  • Dikov, Ivan. “Culverin Cannonballs from Vlad Dracula’s 1461 Victory over Ottoman Turks Found in Danube Fortress Zishtova in Bulgaria’s Svishtov.” Archaeology in Bulgaria. 5/30/2019. http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/05/30/culverin-cannonballs-from-vlad-draculas-1461-victory-over-ottoman-turks-found-in-danube-fortress-zishtova-in-bulgarias-svishtov/
  • Dowell, Stuart. “Bronze Age mace head discovered in Poland.” 6/22/2019. Archaeology News Network. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/06/bronze-age-mace-head-discovered-in.html#YQt46QRVdpdtqbu5.99.”
  • Goudie, Chuck. “Exhumation of gangster John Dillinger is no-go for next week.” ABC Chicago. 9/9/2019. https://abc7chicago.com/exhumation-of-gangster-john-dillinger-is-no-go-for-next-week/5526558/
  • Hays, Holly V. “Crown Hill Cemetery says it objects to John Dillinger's exhumation.” IndyStar. 8/14/2019. https://www.indystar.com/story/news/history/2019/08/14/john-dillinger-grave-crown-hill-cemetery-objects-exhumation-proposal-history-channel-documentary/2011487001/
  • Hokkaido University. “Fresh look at mysterious Nasca lines in Peru.” EurekAlert. 6/19/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/hu-fl061719.php
  • Israel, David. “3,000-year-old purple dye industry revealed near Haifa.” Archaeology News Network. 7/2/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/07/3000-year-old-purple-dye-industry.html#K6SdaTtJ0FoOGOqE.99
  • Kim, Allen. “50 years after disappearing off the coast of France, the submarine Minerve is found.” CNN. 7/22/2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/07/22/world/french-submarine-minerve-trnd/index.html
  • Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History. “Details of first historically recorded plague pandemic revealed by ancient genomes.” 6/5/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/mpif-dof060519.php
  • Max Planck Institute. “Grazing animals drove domestication of grain crops.” EurekAlert. 7/8/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/mpif-gad070319.php
  • Mustian, Jim. “Art ring charged with smuggling $143 million in antiquities.” Archaeology News Network. 7/11/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/07/art-ring-charged-with-smuggling-143.html#6o5eWRKiMQqGeIxs.99
  • Newcastle University. “Stonehenge May Have Been Built Using Pig Fat.” Archaeology News Network. 7/15/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/07/stonehenge-may-have-been-built-using.html#W39kAYVDmBceQpjS.97
  • Ohio State University. “9,000 years ago, a community with modern urban problems.” EurekAlert. 6/17/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/osu-9ya061119.php
  • Price, Mark. “Colonial ‘time capsule’ found under floors of NC port tavern that burned in 1760s.” The Charlotte Observer. 6/17/2019. https://www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article230892034.html
  • Public Library of Science. “Hoard of the rings: Unusual rings are a novel type of Bronze Age cereal-based product.” PhysOrg. 6/5/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-06-hoard-unusual-bronze-age-cereal-based.html
  • Redazione ANSA. “'Sorcerer's treasure trove' uncovered at Pompeii.” 8/28/2019. http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2019/08/12/sorcerers-treasure-uncovered-at-pompeii_8cb5d8a3-c8be-4269-8fb0-9e486cf8f911.html
  • Ruane, Michael E. “A ‘vampire’s’ remains were found about 30 years ago. Now DNA is giving him new life.” Washington Post. 7/31/2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/31/vampires-remains-were-found-about-years-ago-now-dna-is-giving-him-new-life/
  • Sapienza Università di Roma. “10,000-year-old engraved 'pebble' found near Rome said to be earliest known lunar calendar.” Archaeology News Network. 7/24/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/07/10000-year-old-engraved-pebble-found.html#Ofzo6lHDoz6WBYre.99
  • Scotsman. “Artefacts discovered at site of 'forgotten' 18th century Jacobite battle.” 6/10/2019. https://www.scotsman.com/heritage/artefacts-discovered-at-site-of-forgotten-18th-century-jacobite-battle-1-4944142
  • Snow, Maia. “Archaeologists uncover original home of Lady Jane Grey in Bradgate Park.” Leicester Mercury. 6/27/2019. https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeologists-uncover-original-home-lady-3017878
  • Solly, Meilan. “This May Be the Only Known Recording of Frida Kahlo’s Voice.” Smithsonian.com. 7/14/2019. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/may-be-only-known-recording-frida-kahlos-voice-180972421/
  • STV News. “Archaeologists discover ancient pub in 'lost township.’” 8/1/2019. https://stv.tv/news/highlands-islands/1439674-archaeologists-discover-ancient-pub-in-lost-township/
  • University of Cambridge. “Ancient feces reveal parasites in 8,000-year-old village of Çatalhöyük.” Via PhysOrg. 5/31/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-05-ancient-feces-reveal-parasites-year-old.html
  • University of Cambridge. “The short life of Must Farm.” EurekAlert. 6/12/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoc-tsl061019.php
  • University of Helsinki. “Breakthrough in the discovery of DNA in ancient bones buried in water.” 6/11/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoh-bit061119.php
  • University of Helsinki. “Levänluhta jewellery links Finland to a European exchange network.” 6/25/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoh-ljl062519.php
  • University of North Florida. “Ancestral Puebloan pottery-making wasn't 'women's work'.” PhysOrg. 6/4/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-06-ancestral-puebloan-pottery-making-wasnt-women.html
  • University of York. “Ancient DNA from Roman and medieval grape seeds reveal ancestry of wine making.” Via Archeology News Network. 6/10/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/06/ancient-dna-from-roman-and-medieval.html#IYhgmMSa9t3VrdIk.99.”
  • Washington State University. “Who dominates the discourse of the past?” EurekAlert. 7/29/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/wsu-wdt072919.php
  • Weidner, Ross. “Planned documentary involving exhumation of John Dillinger dropped by History Channel.” ABC 7 Chicago. 9/11/2019. https://abc7chicago.com/planned-documentary-involving-exhumation-of-john-dillinger-dropped-by-history-channel-/5531692/
  • Willers, Daniel. “Medieval leather fragment decorated with dragon found in York.” Archaeology News Network. 6/13/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/06/medieval-leather-fragment-decorated.html#RDJeUAf7huwr9Jta.99
  • Harney, Éadaoin Harney et al. “Ancient DNA from the skeletons of Roopkund Lake reveals Mediterranean migrants in India.” Nature Communications volume 10, Article number: 3670 (2019). https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-019-11357-9
  • Maestro, Laura Perez and Tara John. “Franco's body can be exhumed, rules Spanish court.” CNN. 9/24/2019. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/24/europe/spain-franco-exhumed-intl/index.html

Topics in this Podcast: Unearthed!, unearthed, exhumations, francisco franco, discoveries, anthropology, archaeology