Unearthed in July, Part 2


Bone fragments used to study whether it is possible to determine the sex of cremated remains. Claudio Cavazzuti, 2018

Part two of this year's Unearthed! in July features some longtime listener favorites like edibles, potables and of course shipwrecks.

Tracy's Research:

  • Hounsell, Kayla. “Archeologists advance toward proving Acadian burial site at Annapolis Royal, N.S.” CBC. 1/2/2019. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/national-historic-site-fort-anne-acadian-1.4952098
  • Waldman, Katie. “A Lost Story by Sylvia Plath Contains the Seeds of the Writer She Would Become.” The New Yorker. 1/7/2019. https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/a-lost-story-by-sylvia-plath-contains-the-seeds-of-the-writer-she-would-become
  • IU Lily Library. Tweet thread 1/8/2019. https://twitter.com/IULillyLibrary/status/1082670279971745792
  • Larson, Christina. “Medieval woman’s hidden art career revealed by blue teeth.” Associated Press. 1/9/2019. https://www.apnews.com/d9c3aaa164d4462f822ced71e56dc9ae
  • Galloway, Heather. “A Madrid mummy is found to be a pharaoh’s eye doctor.” 1/9/2019. https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/07/inenglish/1546880586_334568.html
  • Price, Michael. “8,000-year-old ‘gum’ holds surprises about ancient toolmakers in Scandinavia.” Archaeology News Network. 12/26/2018. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/12/8000-year-old-gum-holds-surprises-about.html#Jsg72le3WBiDZR2u.97
  • Weisberger, Mindy. “Ancient DNA from Viking Graves Proves the Fierce Fighters Rode Male Horses.” LiveScience. 1/7/2019. https://www.livescience.com/64432-vikings-buried-with-stallions.html
  • Lipo, Carl. “Solving the ancient mysteries of Easter Island.” EurekAlert. 1/10/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/bu-sta010819.php
  • The History Blog. “The Oldest Clove in the World.” 1/19/2019. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/53963
  • Yeomans, Lisa. “11,500-year-old animal bones in Jordan suggest early dogs helped humans hunt.” EurekAlert. 1/15/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoc--1ab011519.php
  • University of Toronto. “3,000-year-old eastern North American quinoa discovered in Ontario.” Phys.org. 1/15/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-01-year-old-eastern-north-american-quinoa.html
  • Hennop, Jan. “Dutch art detective finds stolen Spanish carvings in English garden.” AFP via Archaeology News Network. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/01/dutch-art-detective-finds-stolen.html#UgzzW0K6pvA1zMXo.97
  • Addley, Esther. “Grave of explorer Matthew Flinders unearthed near London station.” 1/25/2019. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/25/grave-of-matthew-flinders-discovered-after-200-years-under-london-station
  • Downs, Natasha. “Neanderthal hunting spears could kill at a distance.” University College London. EurekAlert. 1/25/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/ucl-nhs012319.php
  • CBC News. “Archeological findings confirm oral history of Lake Babine First Nation in northern B.C.” 1/27/2019. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/lake-babine-archeology-1.4991792
  • Birmingham Live. “Hidden fragments of an ancient manuscript telling the story of Merlin have been unearthed.” 1/30/2019. https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/hidden-fragments-ancient-manuscript-telling-15755305
  • Bailey, Martin. “Leonardo da Vinci's thumbprint discovered on drawing in Royal Collection.” The Art Newspaper. 1/28/2019. https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/thumbprint-of-leonardo-da-vinci-discovered-on-drawing
  • Cavazzuti, Claudio. “Sexing ancient cremated human remains is possible through skeletal measurements.” EurekAlert. 1/30/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/p-sac012319.php
  • BBC News. “World War One grenade among potatoes at Hong Kong crisp factory.” 2/3/2019. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-47107609
  • Leggel, Laura. “Is This Amelia Earhart's Plane? Debris from Wreck Found Off Papua New Guinea.” LiveScience. 1/30/2019. https://www.livescience.com/64637-possible-amelia-earhart-plane-wreck-found.html
  • Yirka, Bob. “Skull fragments suggest Iron Age Celts in southern France tried to embalm severed heads.” PhysOrg. 2/5/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-02-skull-fragments-iron-age-celts.html
  • Ilyushina, Mary and Lianne Kolirin. “Russia reopens investigation into 60-year-old Dyatlov Pass mystery.” CNN. 2/4/2019. https://edition.cnn.com/2019/02/04/europe/dyatlov-pass-incident-scli-intl/index.html
  • Everding, Gerry. “Prehistoric food globalization spanned three millennia.” PhysOrg. 2/6/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-02-prehistoric-food-globalization-spanned-millennia.html
  • Hammond, Jayne. “Jamestown dig uncovers details of first General Assembly meeting spot.” Daily Press. 1/25/2019. https://www.dailypress.com/features/history/jamestown/dp-nws-jamestown-church-tower-20190124-story.html
  • Reuters. “Spain protests Vatican envoy's criticism of Franco reburial plan.” 7/4/2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-spain-vatican-franco/spain-protests-vatican-envoys-criticism-of-franco-reburial-plan-idUSKCN1TZ1IZ
  • AFP. “Prior at Valley of the Fallen mausoleum vetoes Franco exhumation.” The Local. 1/3/2019. https://www.thelocal.es/20190103/prior-at-valley-of-the-fallen-mausoleum-vetoes-franco-exhumation
  • Ritzau. “Danes pull Medieval sword from ground in Aalborg street.” The Local. 2/6/2019. https://www.thelocal.dk/20190206/danes-pull-medieval-sword-from-ground-in-aalborg-street
  • Geggel, Laura. “Lost City in South Africa Discovered Hiding Beneath Thick Vegetation.” LiveScience. 1/6/2019. https://www.livescience.com/64694-lost-african-city-lidar.html
  • Brown, Mark. “The gateway to hell? Hundreds of anti-witch marks found in Midlands cave.” The Guardian. 2/14/2019. https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/feb/15/nottinghamshire-cave-carvings-marks-scare-witches
  • FLood, Allison. “Archive shows medieval nun faked her own death to escape convent.” The Guardian. 2/11/2019. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/feb/11/archive-shows-medieval-nun-faked-her-own-death-to-escape-convent
  • Metcalfe, Tom. “Search for Shackleton's Antarctic Shipwreck Turns Back to Avoid Deadly Ice Trap.” LiveScience. 2/14/2019. https://www.livescience.com/64777-lost-shackleton-wreck-search-abandoned-antarctica.html
  • Cropley, John. “SUNY Cobleskill lab site of effort to re-create beer from 1886 shipwreck.” Daily Gazette. 2/15/2019. https://dailygazette.com/article/2019/02/15/suny-cobleskill-lab-site-of-effort-to-re-create-beer-from-1886-shipwreck
  • Cazentre, Don. “That story about beer salvaged from an 1886 shipwreck? It got deeper.” New York Upstate. 2/19/2019. https://www.newyorkupstate.com/news/2019/02/that-story-about-beer-salvaged-from-an-old-shipwreck-it-just-got-deeper.html
  • The Mainichi. “Artifact analysis suggests Japan adopted writing centuries earlier than thought.” 2/20/2019. https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190220/p2a/00m/0na/017000c
  • Archaeology.org. “Australian Museum Repatriates Ancient Egyptian Carving.” 2/21/2019. https://www.archaeology.org/news/7425-190221-egypt-relief-recovered
  • Thulin, Lila. “Trove of Letters Reveal Charles Dickens Tried to Lock His Wife Away in an Asylum.” Smithsonian.com. 2/22/2019. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-analyzed-trove-letters-charles-dickens-180971545/
  • Bowen, John. “Unmutual friend.” Times Literary Supplement. 2/19/2019. https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/charles-catherine-dickens-asylum/
  • Tyrrell, Kelly April. “Ancient poop helps show climate change contributed to fall of Cahokia.” University of Wisconsin-Madison. 2/25/2019. https://news.wisc.edu/ancient-poop-helps-show-climate-change-contributed-to-fall-of-cahokia/
  • Martin, Michel. “In Newly Found Audio, A Forgotten Civil Rights Leader Says Coming Out 'Was An Absolute Necessity'.” NPR. 1/6/2019. https://www.npr.org/2019/01/06/682598649/in-newly-found-audio-a-forgotten-civil-rights-leader-says-coming-out-was-an-abso.”
  • Reuters. “Remains of hundreds of Jews unearthed in Nazi-era mass grave in Belarus.” 2/26/2019. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-belarus-massgrave/remains-of-hundreds-of-jews-unearthed-in-nazi-era-mass-grave-in-belarus-idUSKCN1QF24U
  • Pappas, Stephanie. “Ram-Headed Sphinx Abandoned by King Tut's Grandfather Found in Egypt.” LiveScience. 2/27/2019. https://www.livescience.com/64870-ram-headed-sphinx-egypt.html
  • Wong, Justin. “Northwest Coast clam gardens nearly 2,000 years older than previously thought – study.” EurekAlert. 2/27/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/sfu-ncc022719.php
  • Gillreath-Brown, Andrew. “WSU researcher discovers oldest tattoo tool in western North America.” EurekAlert. 2/28/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/wsu-wrd022719.php
  • Simon, Scott. “'Here's The Story Of Bonnie And Clyde': Gangster Duo's Poems Go Up For Auction.” NPR Weekend Edition. 3/2/2019. https://www.npr.org/2019/03/02/699309005/bonnie-and-clydes-poems-go-up-for-auction
  • University College Cork. “15th-century manuscript reveals links between Gaelic and Islamic worlds.” https://www.ucc.ie/en/news/15th-century-manuscript-reveals-links-between-gaelic-and-islamic-worlds.html
  • Weisberger, Mindy. “19th-Century American Whalers Defaced Rock Art in Australia with Their Own Carvings.” LiveScience. 3/4/2019. https://www.livescience.com/64906-american-whalers-inscriptions-australia.html
  • Nottingham Trent University. “Archaic Homo populations in the northwestern Mediterranean hunted small fast game.” 3/7/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/03/archaic-homo-populations-in.html#u4IK51zfkEV8Hado.97
  • Sputnik News. “Thor Heyerdahl's son to return sacred skulls to Easter Island.” Via Archaeology News Network. 3/6/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/03/thor-heyerdahls-son-to-return-sacred.html#toUaqBVqMQi7gxsq.97
  • Hards, Shannon. “Mystery anchor found off Cornwall coast may be from world's most valuable shipwreck.” Cornwall Live via Archaeology News Network. 3/5/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/03/mystery-anchor-found-off-cornwall-coast.html#zzK7ghGZBDMAjQvT.99.
  • DW. “German forest reveals clues to Nazi-murdered victims.” 3/8/2019. https://www.dw.com/en/german-forest-reveals-clues-to-nazi-murdered-victims/a-47830818
  • University of Barcelona. “Researchers find a piece of Palaeolithic art featuring birds and humans.” Via Archaeology News Network. 3/11/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/03/researchers-find-piece-of-palaeolithic.html#KmmHHOEISkBphrli.99.”
  • Archaeology.com. “New Dates for Ireland’s ‘Bog Butters’.” 3/14/2019. https://www.archaeology.org/news/7474-190314-ireland-bog-butter
  • University of Zurich. “Diet-induced changes favor innovation in speech sounds.” PhysOrg. 3/14/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-03-diet-induced-favor-speech.html
  • Alberge, Dalya. “Nile shipwreck discovery proves Herodotus right – after 2,469 years.” The Guardian. 3/17/2019. https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/17/nile-shipwreck-herodotus-archaeologists-thonis-heraclion
  • AFP. “Archeologists believe Norway find is rare Viking ship burial.” PhysOrg. 3/25/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-03-archeologists-norway-rare-viking-ship.html
  • Ouellette, Jennifer. “This medieval astrolabe is officially world’s oldest known such instrument.” Ars Technica. 3/17/2019. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/this-medieval-astrolabe-is-officially-worlds-oldest-known-such-instrument/
  • Greek City Times. “British Library returns historic documents stolen from Greek monastery.” Via Archaeology News Network. 3/21/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/03/british-library-returns-historic.html#TWmCPGfkjr8osxXE.99.
  • Keyes, Allison. “A Previously Unknown Portrait of a Young Harriet Tubman Goes on View.” Smithsonian. 3/26/2019. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/previously-unknown-portrait-abolitionist-harriet-tubman-young-woman-goes-view-180971796/#IodkFQmihjJT3FCJ.99
  • van Hoose, Natalie. “Ancient Caribbean children helped with grocery shopping in AD 400.” 3/26/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/fmon-acc032619.php
  • Miller, Michael. “UC researchers find ancient Maya farms in Mexican wetlands.” EurekAlert. 3/29/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/uoc-urf032919.php
  • Xinhua. “Unbroken "thousand-year eggs" found in Chinese tomb.” 3/26/2019. http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-03/26/c_137924976.htm
  • Bourne, Joel K. Jr. “Last American slave ship is discovered in Alabama.” National Geographic. 5/22/2019. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/05/clotilda-the-last-american-slave-ship-found-in-alabama/
  • Guy, Jack. “Botticelli 'imitation' painting turns out to be real.” CNN. 3/28/2019. https://www.cnn.com/style/article/fake-botticelli-real-gbr-scli-intl/index.html
  • Weedon, Alan. “Salvage crew accidentally find Dutch maritime history's 'missing link' in North Sea.” ABC. 4/4/2019. https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-05/dutch-find-maritime-historys-missing-link-in-north-sea/10972820
  • Mervosh, Sarah. “Casimir Pulaski, Polish Hero of the Revolutionary War, Was Most Likely Intersex, Researchers Say.” New York Times. 4/7/2019. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/science/casimir-pulaski-intersex.html?auth=login-email&login=email
  • Becatoros, Elena. “Ancient shipwreck to be made accessible to divers in Greece.” Phys.Org. 4/9/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-04-ancient-shipwreck-accessible-divers-greece.html
  • Canever, Brian. “Researchers interpret Cherokee inscriptions in Alabama cave.” EurekAlert. 4/10/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uota-ric041019.php
  • Gannon, Megan. “Cave Markings Tell of Cherokee Life in the Years Before Indian Removal.” Smithsonian Magazine. 4/10/2019. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cave-markings-tell-cherokee-life-years-indian-removal-180971928/#1j1M3SWpABuge6di.99
  • Franklin, Peter. “Archaeologists identify first prehistoric figurative cave art in Balkans.” EurekAlert. 4/10/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uos-aif041019.php
  • Reuters. “Free our marbles from British Museum's 'murky prison,' says Greek president.” Via Archeology News Network. 4/15/2019. https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2019/04/free-our-marbles-from-british-museums.html#F1He02lRvtKDb8IA.99
  • Bowden, Bill. “Glass bottles found behind 'haunted' Arkansas hotel date to 1938 cancer elixir.” Arkansas Democrat Gazette. 4/12/2019. https://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2019/apr/12/glass-bottles-date-to-38-cancer-elixir-/
  • Flood, Alison. “Charlotte Brontë's hair found in ring on Antiques Roadshow, say experts.” 4/17/2019. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/17/charlotte-bronte-hair-ring-antiques-roadshow-bronte-society-braid-1855
  • Golembiewski, Kate. “The secret to a stable society? A steady supply of beer doesn't hurt.” EurekAlert. 4/18/2019. https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/fm-tst041219.php
  • Oullette, Jennifer. “No, someone hasn’t cracked the code of the mysterious Voynich manuscript [Updated].” 5/15/2019. https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/05/no-someone-hasnt-cracked-the-code-of-the-mysterious-voynich-manuscript/
  • University of Bristol. “Statement r.e. Voynich paper.” 5/16/2019. http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2019/may/voynich-manuscript.html
  • The History Blog. “Stolen Breeches Bible Found.” http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/55008
  • “Negro Fort” https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/04/27/hurricane-michael-unearths-artifacts-historic-apalachicola-river-negro-fort/3472717002/
  • Greenberg, Zoe. “Hamilton letter, stolen from Massachusetts decades ago, resurfaces.” 5/17/2019. https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/05/17/hamilton-letter-stolen-from-massachusetts-decades-ago-resurfaces/4Q3U8oMHG3V7yOkG0tr3LM/story.html?event=event12
  • The History Blog. “’Forgotten Winchester’ Gets Permanent Display. http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/55331
  • Oney, Steve. “Did Leo Frank kill Mary Phagan? 106 years later, we might finally find out for sure.” Atlanta Magazine. 5/31/2019. https://www.atlantamagazine.com/news-culture-articles/did-leo-frank-kill-mary-phagan-106-years-later-we-might-finally-find-out-for-sure/
  • Deyerler, Eric and Deborah Cole. “Germany begins 'largest' return of Aborigine remains.” PhysOrg. 4/9/2019. https://phys.org/news/2019-04-germany-largest-aborigine.html

Topics in this Podcast: unearthed, food history, shipwrecks, anthropology, archaeology