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  • Originally published 07/28/2013

    KU researchers look for evidence of early humans on the Plains

    University of Kansas archaeologists may have found evidence that humans were in the Central Plains more than 2,000 years earlier than thought.Now they are digging to prove it.What they are looking for are clues that would tie the remains of a 15,500-year-old mammoth discovered two years ago in west central Kansas to some prehistoric human artifacts found about 50 yards away from it.The mammoth bones and a pile of flakes accumulated from toolmaking activities were unearthed by heavy equipment terracing a field northeast of Scott City....Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/26/4370071/ku-researchers-look-for-evidence.html#storylink=cpy.;Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2013/07/26/4370071/ku-researchers-look-for-evidence.html#storylink=cpy

  • Originally published 05/17/2013

    Kansas official stands by use of 'N-word'

    Kansas State Board of Education member Steve Roberts came under fire Tuesday for using the “N-word” at last month’s board meeting.Roberts, R-Overland Park, who used the word during a discussion of African-American history, stood by his choice of words “100 percent.”But board member Carolyn Campbell, D-Topeka, along with two members of the NAACP, called Roberts’ comments offensive.Roberts said the word on April 16 in the context of a vote on history standards....

  • Originally published 02/12/2013

    Eisenhower Library's ambitious exhibit

    TOPEKA, Kan. — A new World War II exhibit starting this summer at the Eisenhower Presidential Library and Museum will pay tribute to the millions who fought, but organizers also have another purpose for the ambitious three-year project: getting young people engaged in the war’s relevance.Karl Weissenbach, executive director of the library and museum in Abilene, said the “Leaders, Battles and Heroes” exhibit will be directed at younger generations that often know little about the war, its significance in world history or the impact of its outcome.“It’s amazing how little information and understanding they have about World War II,” Weissenbach said. “You ask them questions and often you get a blank stare. That’s really unsettling.”...