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Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Archaeology News and Headlines: July 6, 2011

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  • A Lexington archaeologist has received a grant from the National Geographic Society to advance his search for a "lost city" in Honduras.

  • Archaeologists have unearthed a trove of clues about the past of St. Louis during almost three years of excavations in the path of the new Mississippi River bridge.

  • Once the center of a thriving, powerful Hohokam village, the Mesa Grande ruins may be available for regular public viewing for the first time this winter when the Arizona Museum of Natural History opens a long-anticipated "welcoming center" at the site.

  • My most authentic sense of reliving history was in Mackinaw City at Colonial Michilimackinac. This fort was founded in 1715 by the French and destroyed by the British during the Revolutionary War, The British then moved everything they could to a base on Mackinaw Island.

  • Julian Richards will be delving into Portland’s past when he visits the island. The presenter of the BBC series “Meet the Ancestors” has been invited to give a talk by the Association for Portland Archaeology.

  • A local Native American tribe is steaming after an ancient burial ground was unearthed by construction workers in Oak Harbor, Washington.

  • A skull unearthed in David Attenborough's garden has solved a gruesome 132-year-old murder riddle. Remains found during excavations at the natural history film-maker's property were confirmed as those of Julia Thomas, a wealthy widow chopped up and boiled by her housekeeper in 1879.
  • Our group is looking at clutch patterns in dinosaur eggs at the Zhejiang Museum of Natural History. This data includes egg spacing, egg size, egg orientation within the clutch, and sedimentology within the eggs and the surrounding rock.

  • Meters around Mt. Hekla in southern Iceland have shown “unusual activity” in recent days. The Public Safety Commission has been alerted.

  • Archaeologists have discovered an ancient Roman sarcophagus in the central Italian Lazio region surrounding Rome. It is the second sarcophagus discovered during a dig being coordinated by the University of Michigan.
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