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The Ceremonial Sounds that Accompanied Our Ancestors’ Funerals, 15,000 Years Ago

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The Natufian culture, which flourished 15,000 years ago, is well known for its complex burial customs. A new study by Dr. Danny Rosenberg and Prof. Dani Nadel of the University of Haifa has discovered that these ceremonies included the use of giant boulder mortars whose pounding sound informed the community that a ceremony was being held

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A First of its Kind: Kentucky African American Encyclopedia Celebrates State’s History

From the earliest moments of Kentucky’s recorded history, the lives of African-Americans have been intricately woven into the fabric of the state. Now, a first-of-its-kind reference chronicles individuals, events, places, organizations, movements and institutions that have shaped the state’s history.

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At 15, Martin Luther King Jr. Tested His “I Have a Dream” Speech On a High School Audience

While MLK’s first “Dream” speech was played publicly for the first time Tuesday, it’s a speech King had been practicing since he was a teenager. A Wake Forest professor and his student identified striking parallels between the “Dream” speech and an address King delivered as a high school student.

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Legal Research Paper: United States Has a Common Law Trust Obligation to African-Americans 150 Years After Slavery Ended

This year marks the 150-year anniversary of the abolition of slavery in America. Over the years, there have been numerous unsuccessful attempts to secure reparations for African-American slave descendants.

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Smithsonian Snapshot: Happy 169th Birthday!

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The Smithsonian turns 169 today, and to celebrate, we're sharing a photo from our younger days. This photo was taken in 1850 during the Smithsonian Castle’s construction; it is the earliest-known image of the building.

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Has the “Baron de Rothschild’s Ship,” Lost over 100 Years Ago, Been Found?

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Dr. Deborah Cvikel and Mr. Micky Holtzman from the Leon Recanati Institute for Maritime Studies at the University of Haifa suggest that the shipwreck discovered in 1976 off the coast at Dor (Tantura) lagoon may be identified as the missing Baron’s Ship. “The ship we found is structurally consistent with the specifications of the Baron’s ships, carried a similar cargo, and sailed and sank during the right period,” the scholars conclude.

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Defending Slavery in Southern State's Thoughts, Words on Eve of Civil War

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A new book that examines private and published documents in Arkansas before the start of the Civil War reveals that defending slavery was at the forefront of secession arguments in the state.

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Research Reveals Henry V's Agincourt Naval Fleet Much Smaller Than Previously Believed

University of Southampton historian, Dr Craig Lambert, has examined the naval preparations which allowed Henry V’s army to travel from England to France in August, 1415. Using English exchequer rolls in the National Archives at Kew, London, along with other sources, Dr Lambert has concluded Henry had a fleet of ships less than half the size of that which accepted history suggests.

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"Shakespeare Didn't Bother With Copyright"

Courses in classics, mythology, Greek and Latin are attracting more students, thanks to renewed interest in a classical education and the influence of movies and television borrowing plots from Greek and Roman mythology.

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