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London's Lost Black Death Mass Grave Discovered

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March 30, 2014
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Skeletons found last year during excavations for London's Crossrail project were found to have plague bacteria. Video provided by Newsy


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Studio Guest: Dr. Matteo Valleriani of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Studio Guest: Dr. Matteo Valleriani of the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science

Deutsche Welle (Sep. 23, 2012) — An archaeologist studying a Celtic burial mound in Germany has discovered that it was not only a grave site, but a huge astronomical chronometer. The prince's grave at its center is part of a gigantic calendar. We ask Dr. Matteo Valleriani why archaeological findings are important for people today. DW: Dr. Valleriani, thanks for joining us! The Celts were much more highly-developed than we had believed. But why is developing a calendar so significant in terms of science or technology? Dr. Valleriani: Calendars are the expression of the need to find regularities in nature. On the basis of such natural regularities, you can organize a group, or one group can organize itself. And especially it can organize the resources that the group needs to survive over time - like in reference to agriculture, which is the basic connection between calendars and human activities over millennia. DW: What you are saying is that it is important for humans to know how to arrange themselves. Is it
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Wayn Hamilton Traces His Family's History Back to Black Soldiers Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution, and Eventually Found Refuge in Nova Scotia

Wayn Hamilton Traces His Family's History Back to Black Soldiers Who Sided With the British During the American Revolution, and Eventually Found Refuge in Nova Scotia

CBC (Feb. 13, 2013) — Birchtown, N.S., is famous for having been one of the largest settlements of Black Loyalists, black soldiers who sided with the British during the American Revolution and found refuge in Canada. CBC's Kimberly Gale talks to Wayn Hamilton, a Canadian who traced his family tree back two centuries and discovered relatives in Sierra Leone.
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'Black Death' Skeletons Found Under London Rail Site

'Black Death' Skeletons Found Under London Rail Site

AFP (Mar. 16, 2013) — Workers building a new railway in London have unearthed 13 skeletons thought to be victims of the Black Death plague that swept through Europe in the 14th century, archaeologists said on Friday.
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Weird Ancient Fish-Animal With Legs Discovered

Weird Ancient Fish-Animal With Legs Discovered

Buzz60 (Jan. 14, 2014) — Scientists have discovered a fish-animal, Tiktaalik roseae, they're saying is a new link in the evolutionary chain when it comes to the development of limbs. The 9-foot crocodile-like, 375-million-year-old creature was first discovered in 2004, but is now taking it's place as an important link. Patrick Jones (@Patrick_E_Jones) has the rest.
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