Density, equity, and the history of epidemics in New York City

New York City's current responses to COVID-19 have a lot in common with the long history of epidemics that have devastated the health and well-being of the city's population. Today, as during the epidemics that scourged New ...

Part of China's Great Wall not built for war: study

The northern segment of the Great Wall of China was built not to block invading armies but rather to monitor civilian movement, an Israeli archaeologist said Tuesday.

Maize, not metal, key to native settlements' history in NY

New Cornell University research is producing a more accurate historical timeline for the occupation of Native American sites in upstate New York, based on radiocarbon dating of organic materials and statistical modeling.

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