The Rest Is History

Subway carpets, Neanderthal bones, and ancient peer review.

By Jaime Fuller

Friday, February 21, 2020

Guard standing in subway doorway, New York City, 1917. Photograph by Bain News Service. Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division.

• On author and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter. (Smithsonian)

• Revisiting the sites in America where the enslaved were bought and sold. (New York Times)

• Found: a Neanderthal skeleton. (BBC News)

• Also found: remnants of a nineteenth-century Chinese community in Montana. (Missoulian)

• On the hundredth anniversary of the Negro Leagues. (JSTOR Daily)

• Nurse, serial killer, or both? (Narratively)

• A vicious case of Mesopotamian peer review. (Archaeology)

• Carpets on the subway? (Gothamist)

• This week in obituaries: Charles Portis, K.S. Maniam, Ja’Net DuBois, Larry Tesler, Elizabeth Cullinan, Esther Scott, Kellye Nakahara Wallett, Mickey Wright, A.E. Hotchner, and Rajendra Pachauri.