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PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 3:41 pm
New Excavations Shed Light on Arrival of Late Paleolithic in NW China
http://phys.org/news/2012-08-excavations-shuidonggou-late-paleolithic-northern.html

NYU Hosts Major Exhibition of Works from Northern Wei Buddhist Caves at Xiangtangshan
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/june-2012/article/buddhist-cave-temples-of-xiangtangshan-revealed-to-the-world

Lao Skull Earliest Modern Human Fossil in SE Asia, Suggests Early Out of Africa Exodus
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120820152204.htm

Scientists Travel the Silk Road in Search of Genetics of People's Love for Foods
http://www.nature.com/news/science-on-the-silk-road-taste-for-adventure-1.11178

Ancient Greek or Phoenician Bronzes Recovered from Calabrian Sea
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Amazing-ancient-bronzes-given-up-by-Calabrian-sea/27024

Roman Curse Scroll Unearthed in Kent
http://news.discovery.com/history/curse-ancient-roman-lead-scroll-120821.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19267181

Bronze Age Pottery Sherd from the Isles of Scilly Could have Britain's Earliest Depiction of a Boat
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art397577

Excavation Yields Major Viking Finds in South Uist
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19283604

Excavating a Colonial Era School for African-Americans in Williamsburg, Va
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-black-school-20120819,0,2903235.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fmostviewed+%28L.A.+Times+-+Most+Viewed+Stories%29

Factors Leading to Maya Collapse
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120821144130.htm
Y DNA lineage ancestor: Isaac Farris (b. 1787 in Virginia, USA)
mtDNA lineage ancestress: Ruth Stovall (b. 1731 in Virginia, USA)
Oldest known of any line: Ralfe Hurte (b. ca. 1410, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England)

Known Surnames of 3rd gr.-grands:
Farris, Ramey, Montgomery, Summers, Tupman, Reynolds, Griffin, Atkinson, Powell, Witt, Dunaway, Woolery, White, Nickerson, Griest, Humbert, Mullin, Peacock, Heeter, Peters, Kern, Law, Meade, Conley, Estep, Lemaster, May, Caudill, Cooper, Salyer

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 23, 2012 8:04 pm
Today in the journal 'Science,' a New Zealand evolutionary biologist and his colleagues posit Anatolia as the source for proto-Indo-European languages. Here reported by Nicholas Wade in The New York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/scien ... d=fb-share
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 26, 2012 4:16 pm
Four Tombs Unearthed Revealing Insight into Ancient Tibetan Kingdom
http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2012-08/24/content_26320071.htm

Researching the Dead Sea's Climatological Past
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2012/researchers-study-dead-sea-climate-past-finding-dramatic-results

Large Numbers of Neolithic Skulls with Faces Smashed in Discovered in Syria
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528784.400-stone-age-skullsmashers-spark-a-cultural-mystery.html

Most Neanderthals were Right-Handed
http://www.livescience.com/22664-most-neanderthals-were-right-handed-like-us.html

Greek Poem Discovered in Egypt Defies Nero's Wife, 200 Years After His Death, Raising Questions
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48771790/ns/technology_and_science-science/#.UDpGMsVQDU2

On the Great Classical City of Messene in Greece
http://www.athensnews.gr/issue/13509/57725

Archaeologists Find Thracian Town on Bulgarian Sea Coast
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=142284

Medieval Bulgarian Coin Hoard Found
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=142282

Archaeologists Complete Survey of Charleston Harbor Civil War Naval Battlefield
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120823175352.htm

Historian Examines Animals' Roles in Westward Expansion of the United States
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120821212506.htm

Three Events in the History of Washington National Cathedral
http://ghostsofdc.org/2012/08/23/national-cathedral-trivia/

15 Huastec Burials Discovered in Mexico
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57311#.UDpGKMVQDU1

NPR Story on the Usefulness of Tree Rings
http://www.npr.org/2012/08/24/159998662/tree-rings-tell-tales-of-ancient-fires-and-climate
Y DNA lineage ancestor: Isaac Farris (b. 1787 in Virginia, USA)
mtDNA lineage ancestress: Ruth Stovall (b. 1731 in Virginia, USA)
Oldest known of any line: Ralfe Hurte (b. ca. 1410, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England)

Known Surnames of 3rd gr.-grands:
Farris, Ramey, Montgomery, Summers, Tupman, Reynolds, Griffin, Atkinson, Powell, Witt, Dunaway, Woolery, White, Nickerson, Griest, Humbert, Mullin, Peacock, Heeter, Peters, Kern, Law, Meade, Conley, Estep, Lemaster, May, Caudill, Cooper, Salyer
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2012 2:04 pm
After this post, I will be migrating my news posting over to http://www.anthrogenica.com . Thanks to the generous souls that have provided this forum, and I wish I could continue to post on both boards, but with the school year beginning, my time will be much curtailed. Since the Anthrogenica website contains posters who will assist me in recounting the latest developments, I feel like that site will ease my time commitments.


Extinct Human Genome Reveals Brown-Eyed Girl
http://news.discovery.com/human/mysterious-extinct-human-fossil-120830.html
More
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120830141225.htm

On the History of the Discovery of Petra
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/08/2012/the-man-who-discovered-a-lost-wonder-of-the-world

Neolithic Stone Figures Discovered Near Jerusalem
http://news.discovery.com/history/two-stone-age-statuettes-120830.html

Roman Theater Masks Unearthed in Turkey
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/theater-masks-found-in-ilisu-excavations.aspx?pageID=238&nID=28638&NewsCatID=375

Bulgarian Archaeologists Find Ancient Necropolis of Apollonia
http://www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n286121

Poland Hopes to Identify Remains of Auschwitz Hero in Mass Grave of Resistance Fighters
http://www.newstimes.com/news/article/Poland-hopes-to-identify-remains-of-Auschwitz-hero-3826554.php

Shakespeare "Dark Lady" Muse Possibly a London Prostitute
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2194176/Dark-Lady-Shakespeares-sonnets-finally-revealed-London-prostitute-called-Lucy-Negro.html

New Technology Harnessed to See What Dickens Crossed Out
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/booknews/9458154/Charles-Dickenss-lost-jottings-to-be-uncovered.html

Archaeologists Search for Remains of Church where Richard III is Buried
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9505737/Have-archaeologists-found-church-where-Richard-III-was-buried.html

Archaeologists Embark on Exploration of Ancient Burial Site in Wales
http://www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/115663/archaeologists-in-quest-to-unearth-mysteries-of-past.aspx

Historic Scotland Introduces Virtual Tour of Maeshowe Neolithic Architecture
http://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/chamber-of-secrets-historic-scotland-launches-virtual-tour-of-maeshowe.htm

Another Bronze Age Stone Figurine Unearthed in Orkney
http://www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20heritage/archaeology/art398551

Millwheel Discovery in Site near Creeslough, Donegal
http://www.donegaldemocrat.ie/news/local/ancient-millwheel-discovery-near-creeslough-1-4084597

A Brief History of Labor Day
http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20120830/OPINION01/208300335/1008/opinion01/Commentary-brief-history-Labor-Day

Benjamin Franklin's Suit Joins National Museum of American History Collection
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57387#.UEITlcVQDU0

Lost Graves Uncovered in Alexandria, VA, Park
http://washingtonexaminer.com/lost-graves-located-in-alexandria-park/article/2506411#.UEIU9cVQDU2

Muhammed Ali's Childhood Home Up for Sale in Louisville
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57385#.UEITqsVQDU0

New Excavations Highlight the Early Basques of Boise
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2012/08/new_excavation_highlights_earl.html

Maya Prince's Tomb Found with Rare Drinking Vessel
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120830-maya-prince-tomb-drinking-vessel-science/

Archaeologists Unearth 2000 Year-Old Jaguar Sculpture in Chiapas
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57365#.UEIRx8VQDU1

Classical Maya Theater Discovered
http://www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57418#.UEITWcVQDU0

Small Family Size Increases Wealth of Descendants but Lessens Evolutionary Success
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120828190921.htm

What is Ambergris?
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/08/120830-ambergris-charlie-naysmith-whale-vomit-science/
Y DNA lineage ancestor: Isaac Farris (b. 1787 in Virginia, USA)
mtDNA lineage ancestress: Ruth Stovall (b. 1731 in Virginia, USA)
Oldest known of any line: Ralfe Hurte (b. ca. 1410, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, England)

Known Surnames of 3rd gr.-grands:
Farris, Ramey, Montgomery, Summers, Tupman, Reynolds, Griffin, Atkinson, Powell, Witt, Dunaway, Woolery, White, Nickerson, Griest, Humbert, Mullin, Peacock, Heeter, Peters, Kern, Law, Meade, Conley, Estep, Lemaster, May, Caudill, Cooper, Salyer

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2013 8:50 am
Here's a tidbit in the news:


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21123717#



I'm sure there is a better scientific paper on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:35 pm
Regarding the Richard III dig:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... -21063882#
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 1:26 pm
and the reconstructed face of the lost King

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-le ... e-21328380

Mike
Furthest Y line=Patrick Whealen 1816-1874, Tipperary Co. Ire. to Kincardine On

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 05, 2013 3:01 pm
Neanderthals, again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21330194#
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 8:27 am
Meteorites over Russia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21468116#

Broken windows, sonic boom, etc
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2013 1:39 pm
There is some really interesting video coming in, e.g. from a dashboard cam in a car driving from Kazakhstan toward Chelyabinsk. Hope you guys were keeping your heads down this morning.
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