Saturday, January 16, 2016

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #63

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb is a round-up of brand spankin' new history articles, selected by yours truly. Click on the link to be directed to the home site where you can read a professional being professional in their entirety.

The team used historical documents and modern archaeological techniques to determine that Proctor’s Ledge is where 19 people were hanged in 1692.

According to a new study, the Iceman’s maternal line appears to have originated and died out in the eastern Italian Alps. On the other hand, his paternal lineage is still observed in Europe, and new male relatives, alive and well, may be possibly added to the list of the mummy’s descendants. More Otzi news: The Iceman’s Stomach Bug Helps Scientists Map Ancient Human Migration at History.

Nefertiti? Stonehenge as a second-hand monument? Bigfoot bones? More 2016 stuff to get excited about: The 10 best history and battlefield tours for 2016 at Telegraph.

Twenty-two months of searching the seabed for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has so far turned up no sign of the missing plane. But the teams searching for MH370 have mapped new details about a long-mysterious region of ocean floor, photographed an anchor and some long-lost clumps of coal from a shipwreck — and now, discovered a second shipwreck, this time with the hull distinctly visible.

History to page to movie.

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