Tuesday, June 14, 2016

HTHS Weekly: History from the Interweb #73

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.

Researchers say the findings overturn a 2001 paper that argued the oldest known Australian human remains found near Lake Mungo in New South Wales were from an extinct lineage of modern humans that occupied the continent before Aboriginal Australians.

What is Hamilton? A 12-step guide to your new musical obsession at Telegraph
Hamilton is already one of the most successful Broadway musicals ever, but the majority of its most ardent fans have never actually seen it. Since it opened in New York in 2015, the show - a hip-hop musical about the life of American founding father Alexander Hamilton and the American revolution  (this is my kind of history)- has sold out its whole run, won the Pulitzer Prize for drama, and was nominated for a record-breaking 16 Tony awards, eventually winning 11.

Clinton Embraces History at BuzzFeed
The first woman to be a major party’s presidential nominee has had a complicated relationship with her gender and politics. Last Tuesday, her victory speech made it a centerpiece. The message then, and now: “Don’t let anyone tell you that great things can’t happen in America,” Clinton said. “Barriers can come down. Justice and equality can win. Our history has moved in that direction, slowly at times, but unmistakably. Thanks to generations of Americans who refuse to give up or back down.”

Buckingham Palace’s balcony: a focal point for national celebration at History Extra
From George V’s appearance on the eve of the First World War to Prince William and Kate Middleton’s post-wedding kiss in 2011, the Buckingham Palace balcony has been the setting of many iconic moments in history. Ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday celebrations, History Extra explores the history of the famous balcony.

Mutilated Remains Surface From 6,000-Year-Old French Massacre at History
Between 4400 and 4200 B.C., a group of men from the region around modern-day Paris appear to have ventured into Alsace in northeastern France. Whatever they were seeking, they met a gruesome fate, as local warriors are believed to have massacred the newcomers and dumped their mutilated bodies into a circular pit used to store grain and other food.

King Henry I – another king under another car park? at The Guardian
The monarch is thought to have been buried beneath a Reading car park – fuelling hopes that the town might be set for a similar footballing miracle to Richard III in Leicester.

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