Here’s whats happening this week in the world of Sexy Archaeology!
A list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places for 2009 has been released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Included on this years list are the Miami Marine Stadium, the Century Plaza Hotel, the Manhattan Project’s Enola Gay Hangar, and Dorchester Academy. The NTHP website provides a list of things you can do to help save these historic monuments. Head over to their website today and do your part to preserve history!
Researchers at University of Boulder in cooperation with the National Geographic Society have solved the disappearance of explorer Everett Ruess. Ruess, an well-known artist and explorer, disappeared in 1934 while wandering the southwest with his donkey. Analysis from teeth and bone found at a site in 2008 confirmed the identity of the missing man, but the specifics behind the investigation is what makes this discovery so interesting. Read the full article for an in-depth look into the the steps taken to ID the remains. Damn, science is sexy! Link.
How many hours have you spent surfing Google Earth looking for undiscovered archaeological sites? Well for a group of researchers at the University of Michigan, it paid off. Using the popular mapping software, they discovered site which may contain the earliest examples of African wildlife. Link.
That’s all for now!
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