News Roundup: September 27, 2011

A quick batch of news to keep you in the “archaeological know”!

  • There’s a new archaeologist in town and her name is Irene.  Tropical Storm Irene swept through the northeastern US at the end of August causing massive damage and unearthing a mystery in Branford, Connecticut.  Human remains.
  • A 90-year-old tuft of hair has yielded the first complete genome of an Aboriginal Australian, a young man who lived in southwest Australia.  The genome indicates a line of descent tracing back to the first humans to venture far beyond Africa more than 60,000 years ago.
  • Overkill or Justice?  Dennis Romboy ponders five years of litigation in the Four Corners artifact sting, which has resulted in 3 suicides.  This article is a great place to start if you are unfamiliar with this case.

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