Unearthed! in July, 2018, Part 2


Fourteenth-century medieval dice from the Netherlands recovered during an excavation in the 1990s. Jelmer Eerkens, UC Davis

Continuing the 2018 mid-year edition of unearthed goodies, this episode will cover shipwrecks, exhumations, repatriations, and edibles and potables.

Tracy's Research:

  • Gannon, Megan. “Blackbeard's Book Club? Document Discovery May Reveal Pirate Reading List.” LiveScience. 2/5/2018. https://www.livescience.com/61351-blackbeard-pirate-book-fragments.html
  • Ghosh, Pallab. “Scan technique reveals secret writing in mummy cases.” BBC News. 12/31/2017. https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42357259
  • Nield, David. “Archaeologists Uncover an Ancient Model of The Universe in Mexico.” ScienceAlert. 2/5/2018. https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-mexican-universe-model
  • Geggel, Laura. “Wreck of Dutch Warship Found Buried Beneath Coral.” LiveScience. 1/9/2018. https://www.livescience.com/61378-shipwrecks-yucatan.html
  • Siwach, Sukhbir. “Bead workshop found at Haryana’s Harappan site.” Archaeology News Network. 1/2/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/01/bead-workshop-found-at-haryanas.html#Twwwbx1TKUbV4mCA.99.”
  • McMaster University. “DNA analysis of ancient mummy, thought to have smallpox, points to hepatitis B instead.” EurekAlert! 1/4/2018. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/mu-dao010318.php
  • Walters, Greg. “These Countries Have the Most Unique Music in the World.” Seeker. 12/29/2017. https://www.seeker.com/culture/these-countries-have-the-most-unique-music-in-the-world
  • The Archaeology News Network. “Historic ‘Lost’ Monastery Uncovered In Aberdeen shire.” 1/7/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/01/historic-lost-monastery-uncovered-in.html#UotvsLqEBKOe5MPI.97
  • Gannon, Megan. “Kitchen of Thomas Jefferson's Enslaved Chef Is Uncovered.” 1/10/2018. https://www.livescience.com/61388-thomas-jefferson-james-hemings-kitchen.html
  • Egypt Independent. “Fragment of black granite statue of Amenhotep III discovered in Sohag,” Archaeology News Network. 1/8/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/01/fragment-of-black-granite-statue-of.html#EmDyvley8rrQsGSE.99
  • Daley, Jason. “Researchers Are Trying to Figure Out How to Play This Ancient Roman Board Game.” Smithsonian.com. 1/10/2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/we-still-dont-really-know-how-play-ancient-roman-board-game-180967778/
  • Read more: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/we-still-dont-really-know-how-play-ancient-roman-board-game-180967778/#9weJsySh1l1D3S8k.99
  • Xinhua. “Chinese archeologists restore 2,500-year-old ‘dragon bed’.” 1/9/2018. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/09/c_136880700.htm
  • Giraldo, Marion. “Moche ceremonial banquet hall unearthed in Peru.” Reuters via Archaeology News Network. 1/9/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/01/moche-ceremonial-banquet-hall-unearthed.html
  • Pickstock, Heather. “Roman burial site with 300 graves discovered on land earmarked for homes near Bristol.” Bristol Post via Archaeology News Network. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/01/roman-burial-site-with-300-graves.html#dpRZ85H2ozwAloDq.99
  • Boissoneault, Lorraine. “How Proteins Helped Scientists Read Between the Lines of a 1630 Plague Death Registry.” Smithsonian.com. 1/12/2018. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-proteins-helped-scientists-read-between-lines-1630-plague-death-registry-180967811/
  • Rudyk, Mike. “Lucky find gives archeologists glimpse into early hunting technology in Yukon.” CBC. 1/13/2018. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/archaeologist-ice-patches-copper-arrowhead-yukon-first-nations-1.4485895
  • Raines, Ben. “Wreck found in Delta not the Clotilda, the last American slave ship.” AL.com. 3/6/2018. https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/03/wreck_found_in_delta_not_the_c.html
  • Raines, Ben. “Wreck found by reporter may be last American slave ship, archaeologists say.” AL.com. 1/25/2018. https://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/01/alcom_reporter_may_have_found.html
  • “The Two Brothers are in fact brothers.” The History Blog. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/50246
  • Guarino, Ben. “4,000-year-old Egyptian mummies were thought to be brothers. Genetics tells a different story.” Washington Post. 1/19/2018. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/01/19/4000-year-old-egyptian-mummies-were-thought-to-be-brothers-genetics-tells-a-different-story/?utm_term=.bf1fb14b37d9
  • Gabbatiss, Josh. “Glass was made in Africa centuries before arrival of Europeans, says new evidence.” Independent. 1/19/2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/glass-africa-made-before-european-arrival-colonialisation-advanced-technology-a8168601.html.
  • Giedroyc, Richard. “Chinese coin hoard weighs tons.” Numismatic News. 1/10/2018. http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/chinese-coin-hoard-weighs-tons
  • Lafferty, Susan DeMar. “Rare Lincoln funeral flower discovered at Will County Historical Museum, officials say.” Chicago Tribune. 1/6/2018. http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-lincoln-artifact-discovered-st-0106-20180105-story.html#
  • Yount, Benjamin. “Local historian finds rare artifact linked to Abraham Lincoln.” Illinois News Network. 1/17/2018. https://www.ilnews.org/news/statewide/local-historian-finds-rare-artifact-linked-to-abraham-lincoln/article_66828634-fbdb-11e7-aca6-c36eebc44d08.html
  • Norsk institutt for kulturminneforskning. “Rare Arabic-inspired chess piece found in Tønsberg, Norway.” https://niku.no/en/2018/01/sjelden-arabiskinspirert-sjakkbrikke-funnet-tonsberg/
  • BBC News. “Archaeologists find 10,000-year-old crayon in Scarborough.” 1/26/2018. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-42831463
  • Pascoe, Jennifer. “Using AI to uncover ancient mysteries.” University of Alberta. 1/25/2018. https://www.ualberta.ca/science/science-news/2018/january/ai-used-to-decipher-ancient-manuscript
  • UC Davis. “It's not how you play the game, but how the dice were made.” EurekAlert. 1/30/2018. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/uoc--inh013018.php
  • CNRS. “Life-sized sculptures of dromedaries found in Saudi Arabia.” Via Archaeology News Network. 2/13/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/02/life-sized-sculptures-of-dromedaries.html#80xGAo8lB7qJWvtz.99.”
  • Leiden University. “Emotional bond between humans and dogs dates back 14,000 years.” Via Archaeology News Network. 2/8/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/02/emotional-bond-between-humans-and-dogs.html#DjTAUBKJ7Wqh2xOd.97
  • Miller, Andrea. “College claims discovery of George Washington's hair, but fears DNA testing could destroy historic find.” ABC News. 1/19/2018. https://abcnews.go.com/US/college-claims-discovery-george-washingtons-hair-fears-dna/story?id=53198413
  • Saey, Tina Hesman. “Study debunks fishy tale of how rabbits were first tamed.” Science News. 2/14/2018. https://www.sciencenews.org/article/study-debunks-fishy-tale-how-rabbits-were-first-tamed
  • Dockrill, Peter. “Scientists Think They've Finally Discovered The Bones of The Richest Pirate in History.” ScienceAlert. 2/23/2018. https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-think-found-remains-world-s-richest-pirate-samuel-black-sam-bellamy-whydah
  • Holloway, Susan. “Those Now-Famous Strands of George Washington's Hair: The Backstory.” Two Nerdy History Girls. 2/18/2018. http://twonerdyhistorygirls.blogspot.com/2018/02/those-now-famous-strands-of-washingtons.html
  • Dutch News. “13,500-year-old carved bison bone fished from the bottom of the North Sea.” Via Archaeology News Network. 2/14/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/02/13500-year-old-carved-bison-bone-fished.html#bqRVIc6ztgYZL1L2.99.
  • Kirk, Tom. “Study identifies traces of indigenous 'Taíno' in present-day Caribbean populations.” 2/19/2018. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-02/sjcu-sit021518.php
  • ABC News. “Ancient Roman boxing gloves found during dig at Hadrian's Wall.” Via Archaeology News Network. 2/22/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/02/ancient-roman-boxing-gloves-found.html#KFRCuZ80ikQvZqhl.99
  • Agence France-Presse. “USS Lexington: aircraft carrier scuttled in 1942 is finally found.” 3/5/2018. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/uss-lexington-aircraft-carrier-scuttled-in-1942-is-finally-found?CMP=edit_2221
  • University of Tennessee at Knoxville. “New forensic analysis indicates bones were Amelia Earhart's, researcher suggests.” 3/7/2018. PhysOrg. https://phys.org/news/2018-03-forensic-analysis-bones-amelia-earhart.html
  • Solliday, Amanda. “Hidden Medical Text Read for the First Time in a Thousand Years.” 3/22/2018. https://www6.slac.stanford.edu/news/2018-03-22-hidden-medical-text-read-first-time-thousand-years.aspx
  • Gibson, Anne. “Scientists discover genomic ancestry of Stone Age North Africans from Morocco.” EurekAlert. 3/15/2018. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/mpif-sdg031318.php
  • WTOL Staff. “100-year-old shipwreck found in Lake Erie.” 3/16/2018. http://www.wtol.com/story/37740646/100-year-old-shipwreck-found-in-lake-erie
  • PR Newswire: “Paul G. Allen-Led Expedition Reveals First Underwater Footage of the USS Ward - the Destroyer that Fired First American Shots in World War II on Dec. 7, 1941 - Just Before the Attack on Pearl Harbor.” 12/4/2017. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/paul-g-allen-led-expedition-reveals-first-underwater-footage-of-the-uss-ward--the-destroyer-that-fired-first-american-shots-in-world-war-ii-on-dec-7-1941--just-before-the-attack-on-pearl-harbor-300566470.html
  • Fortin, Jacey. “Wreck of the Juneau Is Found, 76 Years After 5 Brothers Perished.” New York Times. 3/22/2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/22/world/asia/uss-juneau-sullivan-brothers.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur
  • Hauser, Christine. “The First Photos of a Pearl Harbor Warship’s Watery Grave.” New York Times. 12/8/2017. https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/08/world/asia/uss-ward-pearl-harbor.html
  • Werner, Dave. “USS Helena Discovered: A Story of Valor and Perseverance.” 4/11/2018. https://www.paulallen.com/uss-helena/
  • Maddern, Kerra. “Parts of the Amazon thought uninhabited were actually home to up to a million people.” EurekAlert. 3/27/2018. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoe-pot032518.php
  • Holman, Julia. “2,500-year-old mummy found in what was thought to be an empty Egyptian coffin at Sydney University.” ABC.au. 3/26/2018. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-26/mummy-found-in-what-was-thought-to-be-an-empty-coffin/9589110
  • University of Helsinki. “Skilled Female Potters Travelled Around The Baltic Nearly 5000 Years Ago.” Via Archaeology News Network. 3/22/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/03/skilled-female-potters-travelled-around.html#1boeHXyXQMfYBlZz.99.”
  • Pickwick, Janis. “Mysterious Head of a Pharaoh Discovered by Swansea Egyptologist.” University of Swansea. http://www.swansea.ac.uk/press-office/news-archive/2018/mysteriousheadofapharaohdiscoveredbyswanseaegyptologist.php
  • Xinhua. “2,000-year-old liquor unearthed from ancient tomb in western China.” Via The Archaeology News Network. 3/21/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/03/2000-year-old-liquor-unearthed-from.html#sTg5LXHwYf5KIeX4.99.”
  • Fowler, Shane. “Mapping the Wabanaki canoe routes of yesteryear.” CBC News. 4/2/2018. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/wabanaki-canoe-routes-mapping-1.4601748
  • The Local. “Ancient onion reveals Roman links with 'Sweden's Pompeii'.” 4/11/2018. https://www.thelocal.se/20180411/ancient-onion-reveals-roman-links-with-swedens-pompeii
  • Micolucci, Vic. “Shipwreck in Ponte Vedra may be from 18th century.” News 4 Jacksonville. 3/28/2018. https://www.news4jax.com/news/florida/st-johns-county/part-of-ships-hull-washes-ashore-in-ponte-vedra
  • Kennedy, Maev. “Samuel Taylor Coleridge's remains rediscovered in wine cellar.” The Guardian. 4/12/2018. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/12/samuel-taylor-coleridge-poet-remains-rediscovered-wine-cellar
  • Jarus, Owen. “That's Cheating! Medieval Dice with No 1 or 2 Found on Street in Norway.” LiveScience. 4/11/2018. https://www.livescience.com/62273-cheating-medieval-dice-norway.html
  • Barnes, Tom. “Flight MH370 search solves 140-year-old mystery of vanishing ships.” The Independent. 5/3/2018. https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/australasia/mh370-flight-search-latest-missing-ships-found-malaysia-airlines-investigation-indian-ocean-a8334916.html
  • NPR. “Zora Neale Hurston's 'Barracoon' Gets Published, More Than 60 Years Later.” 5/5/2018. https://www.npr.org/2018/05/05/608723606/zora-neale-hurstons-barracoon-gets-published-more-than-60-years-later
  • The Asahi Shimbun. “Nara peach pits carbon dated to reign of ancient queen Himiko.” 5/14/2018. http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201805140056.html
  • Siegal, Nina. “Researchers Uncover Two Hidden Pages in Anne Frank’s Diary.” New York Times. 5/15/2018. https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/15/books/anne-frank-diary-new-pages.html
  • Neuman, Scott. “French Researchers: Hitler Really Did Die In The Bunker In 1945.” NPR. 5/21/2018. https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/05/21/612932451/french-researchers-hitler-really-did-die-in-the-bunker-in-1945
  • Prostak, Sergio. “Ancient Pottery Tests Reveal Italy’s Oldest Olive Oil.” Sci News. 5/31/2018. http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/italys-oldest-olive-oil-06054.html
  • Gegel, Laura. “Ötzi the Iceman Was a Heart Attack Waiting to Happen.” LiveScience. 5/30/2018. https://www.livescience.com/62689-otzi-iceman-mummy-heart-disease.html
  • Wade, Lizzie. “South America’s Inca civilization was better at skull surgery than Civil War doctors.” Science Magazine. 6/8/2018. http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/south-america-s-inca-civilization-was-better-skull-surgery-civil-war-doctors
  • wilson, Elleda. “In One Ear: Monumental map.” The Daily Astorian. 4/27/2018. http://www.dailyastorian.com/ear/20180427/in-one-ear-monumental-map
  • Lewis & Clark Heritage Trail Foundation. “The discovery of a map made by a Native American is reshaping thinking about the Lewis & Clark expedition.” History News Network. 4/25/2018. https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/168865
  • Micu, Alexandru. “Earliest evidence of beer brewing in Scandinavia hails from the Iron Age.” ZME Science. 6/21/2018. https://www.zmescience.com/science/sweden-iron-age-beer-81342353/
  • Connolly, Bess Martel. “Hobby Lobby's illegal antiquities shed light on a lost, looted ancient city in Iraq. Yale University via Archaeology News Network. 6/29/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/06/hobby-lobbys-illegal-antiquities-shed.html#6zbD1o2hyS7OV9xD.99.
  • Deutchse Welle. “Germany returns tattooed Maori skull to New Zealand.” Via Archaeology News Network. 6/27/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/06/germany-returns-tattooed-maori-skull-to.html#BSpw340pVMFCL5DM.99.”
  • University of Glasgow. “Research Identifies Barley Beer In Bronze Age Mesopotamian Drinking Vessels.” Archaeology News Network. 6/27/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/06/research-identifies-barley-beer-in.html#zzs0rJccHKoder44.97
  • Richards, Heather> “Remains of Northern Arapaho boy will be returned to Wyoming after a century in boarding school graveyard.” Casper Star Tribune. 6/11/2018. https://trib.com/news/state-and-regional/remains-of-northern-arapaho-boy-will-be-returned-to-wyoming/article_5733cb42-2aaf-5337-942f-530db2127f1f.html
  • Santa Ynez Band of Chumash Indians. “Chumash Return Ancient Remains to the Channel Islands.” PR Newswire. 6/13/2018. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/chumash-return-ancient-remains-to-the-channel-islands-300665916.html
  • Telegraph Reporters. “Murderer who inspired Tess of the D'Urbervilles to be exhumed after Julian Fellowes campaigns.” The Telegraph. 3/3/2018. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/30/murderer-inspired-tess-durbervilles-exhumed-julian-fellowes/