Explorator 20.04 ~ May 21, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman,David Critchley, Rick Heli,
Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Tying the spread of homo sapiens to the development of grassland:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/asu-gbf051117.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-grassy-earliest-homo.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170515111616.htm

Studying the diet of early hominins in east Africa:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5555-170516-ethiopia-climate-change

Feature on the Shanidar 3 skeleton:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/05/17/at-night-at-the-museum-a-neanderthal-skeleton-comes-out-of-the-vault/?utm_term=.c137e1ccbcbf&wpisrc=nl_science&wpmm=1
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AFRICA
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Latest from the Tombos (Sudan) site:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-archaeologist-excavation-tombos-sudan-nile.html

Meanwhile Sudan and Egypt are scrapping over some sort of Angelina Jolie movie possibly in the making (I don’t quite get this):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-39972853

Tunisia is seeking Heritage Status for a Jewish pilgrimage site:

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Tunisia-to-seek-UNESCO-World-Heritage-status-for-Jewish-pilgrimage-site-490761

Seeing the tourist potential of Islamic sites in Africa:

http://www.theafricareport.com/North-Africa/archaeologists-seek-to-promote-tourism-in-africas-old-islamic-sites.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A stone inscribed with the cartouche of Nectanebo II was recovered from an illegal dig:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/new-discovery-stone-block-dates-back-30th-dynasty-king-nectanebo-ii-sohag/
http://www.livescience.com/59181-egypt-stone-pharaoh-found-looting-hole.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5564-170518-egypt-abydos-cartouche

Tut’s funerary bed is on the move:

http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/tutankhamun%E2%80%99s-funerary-bed-finds-new-home-976130

Egypt is officially registering its Jewish sites/artifacts:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/05/egypt-jewish-cemeteries-registered-ministry-neglect-heritage.html

Pondering the ‘politeness’ of Ancient Egyptians:

http://asorblog.org/2017/05/16/ancient-egyptians-polite-exploring-politeness-late-egyptian/

More on the mummies from Minya:

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2017/05/14/cachette-cemetery-non-royal-mummies-newly-discovered-el-minya/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/14/egypt-archaeologists-find-17-new-mummies-in-necropolis http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/14/528368929/photos-17-mummies-unearthed-in-egypt
http://www.nbcboston.com/news/national-international/Archaeologists-Discover-17-Mummies-in-Egyptian-Desert-422175543.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/17-mummies-discovered-central-egypt-140637095.html
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/38017/20170515/rare-discovery-17-mummies-unearthed-in-ancient-burial-site-in-egypt.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5551-170515-egypt-mummy-cachette

… and the 3800 years bp ‘princess burial’ from Dashur:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/burial-chamber-royal-princess-possibly-150300171.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egyptian-princess-may-have-been-buried-newly-discovered-pyramid-180963288/

… and the ‘mongoose on a leash’:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tomb-drawing-shows-mongoose-leash-142300393.html

… and the funerary garden:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-evidence-ancient-egyptian-funerary-garden-found-luxor-180963252/

More on Egypt’s increased tourism hopes:

http://www.smh.com.au/world/discovery-of-ancient-burial-chamber-ignites-hope-for-egypts-struggling-economy-20170514-gw4qzi

More on Egypt’s plans to crack down on antiquities smuggling etc.:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/05/egypt-approve-amendments-antiquities-law-violators-tomb.html

Feature on the dig at Khirbet Iskandar:

http://menafn.com/1095481939/Khirbat-Iskandar-reveals-crucial-time-span-in-history-of-Jordan-%E2%80%94-Italian-archaeologist

I think we mentioned plans to look for remains of the (underwater) city of Ayla:

http://www.livescience.com/59176-underwater-search-for-ancient-city.html

In case you’ve always wanted to live like a Hittite (?):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/life-of-hittites-to-be-revived-with-village-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=113303&NewsCatID=375

A 9000 years bp stone used for starting fires from near Ramat Beit Shemesh:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4283
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-unearths-ancient-fire-making-stone-in-time-for-Lag-Baomer-490694
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-news/rare-prehistoric-slab-discovered-on-highway-38/2017/05/15/

Rethinking dietary restrictions in Leviticus:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.788626

Feature on Masada:

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.789492

More on those WWI finds from Israel:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4281
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4959675,00.html
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=42305
http://www.livescience.com/59049-wwi-artifacts-found-in-israel.html
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/05/11/remnants-of-wwi-battle-found-in-archaeological-dig-in-central-israel/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5543-170510-wwi-weapons-israel

Redating the Al Badiyah Mosque:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5559-170517-al-badiyah-mosque

ISIL’s latest damage appears to be a Dura Europos:

http://syriatimes.sy/index.php/don-t-miss/30653-isis-terrorists-destroy-antiquities-in-dura-europos-site-outside-der-ezzour

Prague’s National Museum is the latest to help Syria restore ancient artifacts:

http://praguemonitor.com/2017/05/16/prague-national-museum-help-syria-restore-ancient-artefacts

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Mycenean burial from Kastrouli isn’t getting nearly enough attention:

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/uc-san-diego-researchers-discover-human-burials-and-artifacts-ancient-mycenaean-tomb

A ‘hunchback’ burial from a Roman necropolis in Spain:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/hunchback-torrenueva-unearthed-roman-cemetery-southern-spain-1622094
http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/05/16/ciencia/1494971794_081718.html

A theft of a ‘door ornament’ at Pompeii:

https://www.thelocal.it/20170518/thieves-steal-6th-century-ornament-from-pompeii
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-ancient-ornamental-stud-stolen-pompeii.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/ancient-ornamental-stud-stolen-pompeii-site-closed-47486952
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2017/05/18/sixth-century-bc-relic-stolen-at-pompeii-2_06e113a8-2f36-4f88-8750-729abf717e3d.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2017/05/18/pompeii-theft-injures-italy-osanna_e482652e-e1de-4d7a-a88c-5f8463dbf796.html

On plans to search for York’s amphitheatre:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15287091.The_hunt_for_York___s_Roman_amphitheatre/

Plans to restore the stadium at Perge:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/perge-stadium-returns-to-its-heyday-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=113206&NewsCatID=375

… and some hype for the mosaics at Perge:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/perge-mosaics-as-magnificent-as-the-ones-in-zeugma-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112943&NewsCatID=375

Latest warning about the Campi Flegrei:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/campi-flegrei-supervolvano-eruption-vesuvius-naples-pozzuoli-christopher-kilburn-a7737886.html

They’re cleaning the Great Bath at Bath:

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/news/bath-news/great-bath-roman-baths-been-64960

Concerns about a rock opera about Nero being performed ‘on site’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/18/anger-rome-rock-musical-based-life-emperor-nero/

An AIA grant for Göksel Sazcı:

https://www.archaeological.org/news/grants/24788

Honours for Brian Sowers:

http://bcexcelsior.com/bc-classics-professor-wins-feliks-gross-award/

Plenty of press coverage as a Google Doodle marked the anniversary of the founding of the Antikythera Mechanism:

http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/05/17/Google-marks-the-discovery-of-the-Antikythera-Mechanism-with-new-Doodle/7311495016082/
https://www.cnet.com/news/google-doodle-antikythera-mechanisms-discovery-analog-computer-bronze/#ftag=CAD590a51e
http://www.express.co.uk/life-style/science-technology/805587/Antikythera-mechanism-Google-Doodle-discovery-anniversary-ancient-Greek-computer
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/travel-tech/25345-google-doodle-elects-ancient-greek-artefact-%E2%80%98antikythera-mechanism%E2%80%99.html

… and there were some good features on the device:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/video/2017/may/17/the-antikythera-mechanism-the-worlds-first-computer-video
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.789893
http://www.livescience.com/59144-antikythera-mechanism-discovered-115-years-ago.html
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/05/17/actualidad/1494973005_194869.html
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A prehistoric henge of some sort from Newbold-on-Stour:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-39985586

A Shropshire church may preserve the UK’s oldest sacred site (not Christian, obviously):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/18/shropshire-church-found-uks-oldest-sacred-site/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-39981488

Possible Pictish sites from Burghead (maybe medieval):

http://www.northern-scot.co.uk/News/Dig-may-have-uncovered-Pictish-properties-in-Burghead-18052017.htm

A 13th century Teutonic castle from Poland:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5552-170515-peace-of-torun

14th century Tudor pottery from a Grimsby ‘school’ dig:

http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/14th-century-tudor-piece-of-pottery-unearthed-as-29-students-join-archaeology-dig/story-30340446-detail/story.html

Searching for Spanish Armada wreck(s) off Co Sligo:

http://www.thejournal.ie/archaeology-spanish-armada-ireland-streedagh-3396385-May2017/

17th century artifacts from a Dublin site:

https://www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2017/0515/875408-dublin-dig/

Studying the human remains from the Mary Rose:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-re-constructing-crew-mary-rose.html

Rethinking why medieval graves may have been reopened:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-medieval-people-reopened-graves-honour.html

Feature on bog bodies:

http://www.canada.com/entertainment/all/bogs+became+miracle+those+seek+understand+prehistoric+past/13376510/story.html

Plans to excavate a ‘country house’ in Perthshire:

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth-kinross/427036/archaeological-dig-will-uncover-ruins-of-country-house-of-many-names/

Plans to investigate a 17th century English earthwork associated with the Civil War:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5563-170518-civil-war-prince-rupert

Plans to search for tunnel(s) beneath Derry’s walls:

https://www.derrynow.com/news/experts-set-explore-hundreds-year-old-tunnel-exists-derry-walls/163627

On Anglo Saxon queens’ marriages:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/medieval-mothers-had-marry-and-murder-get-their-way-180963282/

More on archaeological sites delaying gasline construction in Albania:

https://seenews.com/news/albania-halts-construction-on-tap-section-over-archaeological-discovery-568210

More on the find of one of the first books printed in England:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/caxton-book-first-printed-england-discovery-university-reading-a7724476.html
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence of coastal occupation of Australia some 50 000 years bp:

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/atlantis-of-the-south-earliest-evidence-of-aboriginal-life-found-in-wa-cave-20170519-gw8nhg.html
http://www.news.com.au/national/western-australia/wa-pilbara-coast-occupied-by-australian-aboriginal-50000-years-ago/news-story/e8f2d71534ad24c3d6841f7df0e6881e
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-evidence-earliest-occupation-coasts-australia.html
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/may/19/indigenous-australian-life-cave-wa-50000-years
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-aboriginal-australians-left-behind-210842027.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5565-170519-australia-island-cave

This week, we’re learning about what Penang Woman ate:

http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/05/19/archaeologist-stone-age-penang-woman-a-meat-eater/

Assorted Neolithic sites from Northern China:

http://zeenews.india.com/science/archaeologists-discover-neolithic-relic-sites-in-china-2006648.html

2000 years bp astronomical inscriptions from Inner Mongolia:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/19/c_136299149.htm
http://www.ecns.cn/2017/05-20/258314.shtml

A 1400 years bp temple site from Linzhang:

http://zeenews.india.com/world/relic-site-in-china-is-1400-year-old-royal-temple-2005899.html?pfrom=article-next-story

What 1000 years bp tomb murals tell us about Chinese fashion:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/chinese-tomb-murals-paint-colorful-picture-1000-year-old-fashions-180963173/

Evidence of fifth-century human sacrifice from a Korean site:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-ancient-human-sacrifice-korea.html
http://www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20170516000966
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/17/asia-pacific/science-health-asia-pacific/ancient-human-sacrifice-found-south-korea/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5557-170516-korea-wolseong-palace

Much coverage over ‘what to do’ about Mohenjo Daro:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-pakistan-lost-city-mohenjo-daro.html
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/researchers-desperate-to-save-lost-city-of-mohenjo-daro-and-let-it-claim-its-rightful-place-in-history/news-story/3450d5d3afd39ff27c13005736da051c
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/17/05/2017/Saving-Pakistan-s-lost-city-of-Mohenjo-Daro
http://artdaily.com/news/96063/Saving-Pakistan-s-lost-city-of-Mohenjo-Daro

… and they decided to rebury it:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/lost-city-pakistan-mohenjo-daro-5000-years-buried-protect-people-weather-archaelogists-a7742451.html

On 19th century Calcutta:

https://scroll.in/magazine/834289/what-19th-century-calcuttas-street-cries-revealed-about-its-food-and-politics

Not sure if we mentioned this Buddha idol find from Odisha:

http://odishasuntimes.com/2017/05/17/1400-year-old-buddha-idol-unearthed-in-odisha/
More on remains of a 2000 years bp settlement in Uzbekistan:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/05/16/2000-year-old-town-found-in-uzbekistan
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5556-170516-uzbekistan-silk-road

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Assorted items found at an ‘Old Halifax’ site:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/metro/1468410-remnants-of-old-halifax-unearthed-at-queens-marque

Testing a Revolutionary War era musket ball for human blood:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5567-170519-revolutionary-war-shot

17th century (maybe) remains from Alexandria:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/centuries-old-human-remains-found-at-alexandria-waterfront-excavation/2017/05/19/2b6b2d9e-3cc8-11e7-9e48-c4f199710b69_story.html

Digging a Civil War site in Newark:

http://www.nottinghampost.com/big-dig-in-newark-could-unearth-civil-war-past/story-30338971-detail/story.html

Interchange construction in Virginia has revealed some Colonial artifacts:

http://wtkr.com/2017/05/19/colonial-artifacts-discovered-while-surveying-site-of-i-64i-264-improvement-project/
http://www.kansas.com/news/business/article151746197.html

Latest on the burials found during construction at UGA:

http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2017-05-16/bones-unearthed-uga-site-hold-clues-about-lives-those-buried-there
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5560-170517-athens-georgia-graves

Studying high elevation sites in Wyoming:

http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/archaeologists-uncovering-ancient-peoples-widespread-use-of-mountains/article_b589afe6-194b-58d7-a1b1-7442b8c10220.html

Plans to ‘go deeper’ into Paisley Cave coprolites:

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/scientists-deploy-new-technique-one-oregons-paisley-caves

Feature on the Fort Ville-Marie site:

http://montrealgazette.com/feature/375-years-later-montreals-lost-fort-ville-marie-resurfaces

Feature on Chaco Canyon:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/chaco-canyons-ancient-civilization-continues-puzzle

Robert Kennicott’s bones are on display at the Smithsonian (interesting story):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/08/03/this-smithsonian-scientists-death-was-a-mystery-150-years-later-his-skeleton-helped-solve-it/
http://www.npr.org/2017/05/14/528185050/smithsonian-solves-150-year-old-mystery-death-of-collector-and-puts-bones-on-dis
https://www.si.edu/Exhibitions/Objects-of-Wonder-5999

More on lost cities in Kansas:

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/10/527817921/kansas-archaeologist-rediscovers-lost-native-american-city

More on lots of ‘asylum’ burials on the Mississippi State campus:

http://www.livescience.com/59045-7000-bodies-under-university-campus.html

More on the Hopewell culture’s meteoric beads:

http://www.nature.com/news/beads-made-from-meteorite-reveal-prehistoric-culture-s-reach-1.21990
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beads-made-meteorite-show-ancient-trade-network-180963343/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Trying to figure out who did what over time in the Andes (that’s a bad description):

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/asu-rii051717.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-archaeologists-cultural-shifts-ancient-society.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/resurrecting-identities-in-the-andes

Evidence of ‘shared governance’ among the Olmecs:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-evidence-ancient-mexico.html

Looking for evidence of the Moche diet:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/05/12/micro-fossils-show-moche-munched-on-marine-meals/#79b3f01e33d3

Studying cranial deformations in Costa Rica:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2436737&CategoryId=13003

More on the recent finds at Tiwanaku:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2436357&CategoryId=14919
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5553-170515-bolivia-tiwanaku-citadel
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On prosthetics in the ancient world:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-severed-limbs-wooden-feethow-ancients.html

On coffee, chocolate, tea and medicine:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-coffee-chocolate-and-tea-overturned-1500-year-old-medical-mindset-180963339/

Evidence of Leonardo’s mother:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/20/leonardo-da-vinci-orphan-mother-caterina

They’re still arguing over the authenticity of that purported Caravaggio from an attic:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-art-caravaggio-french-attic.html

Suggestion that early farmers engaged in ‘unconscious selection’:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5562-170518-domestication-seed-size

Remains of a Spitfire were found:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/cockpit-door-the-top-find-as-spitfire-excavation-completed-35714022.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39906984

… and there are plans to search for an airplane associated with one of the Tuskegee airmen:

http://www.aviationpros.com/news/12334672/uno-archaeologist-to-lead-excavation-of-possible-site-of-downed-tuskegee-airmans-plane

Ringling Brothers is down to its final shows:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39930337

Some St Nicholas relics are headed from Italy to Russia:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39960384

Digitizing a massive atlas:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-royal-atlas-gets-digitized-180963220/

Big bucks for a Picasso:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39929706

Review of Cline, *Three Stones Make a Wall*:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/archaeology-review-three-stones-make-a-wall-20170511-gw2f5u.html
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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All the World is Here:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/art/2017/05/17/fascinating-harvard-exhibit-explores-rise-anthropology/FfwQlPYEpN3QqwbBxlp8aL/story.html

Splendour and Beauty:

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1047597.shtml

James Madison:

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/columns/montpelier-exhibit-challenges-the-myth-of-a-founding-father/article_6b654d35-6939-5cf1-be62-685fe3a4b199.html

How 3d technology is changing how we interact with things at museums:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/05/19/five-new-3d-models-of-ancient-artifacts-that-are-changing-how-we-interact-with-museums/

Most of the headlines tout this as a ‘massive Viking camp’ find, but it seems to be hyping a Virtual Reality display at a Yorkshire museum:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/may/17/virtual-reality-brings-ninth-century-viking-invaders-camp-to-life
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-viking-army-uncovered-archaeologists.html
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15294156.Viking_camp_brought_to_life_through_virtual_reality_at_museum/
https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/viking-army-camp-discovery-research-lincolnshire-1.702544
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5566-170519-viking-army-camp

Some Egyptian mummies from the BM are going on display in Hong Kong:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/15/c_136286255.htm

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Cautions about use of GIS in archaeology:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/dgo-g-051817.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-canadian-archaeologists-credibility-gis-methods.html

A technique for studying human teeth:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170518140323.htm

More on dating ceramics:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/art/2017-05/11/content_29303276.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Genome research suggests the ‘Beaker Culture’ invaded Britain:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bronze-age-ldquo-beaker-culture-rdquo-invaded-britain-ancient-genome-study-finds/
http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-genome-study-finds-bronze-age-beaker-culture-invaded-britain-1.21996

… this seems to be the same story:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/may/20/dutch-invaders-stonehenge-ancient-britons

There’s a shared genetic history stretching from Sicily to Cyprus:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/mpif-sgh051717.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-populations-eastern-mediterranean-coast-genetic.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/sicily-to-cyprus-show-shared-genetic-heritage

Article on the speed of genetic mutations in humans:

https://elife.elifesciences.org/content/6/e24284

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Machu Picchu:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/08/travel/machu-picchu-cheap-easy-day-trip-cuzco.html

Ancient Ruins in North America:

http://www.msn.com/en-us/travel/tripideas/tour-these-ancient-ruins-in-america-you-never-knew-existed/ss-BBArSYZ?srcref=rss

Burgin ruins:

http://m.jpost.com/app/article/492121
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CRIME BEAT
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Plenty of coverage of a new Council of Europe convention targetting smugglers:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cyprus-convention-targets-illegal-antiquities-dealers-47457028
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article150964882.html
http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-leads-effort-to-stamp-out-trade-in-blood-antiquities-p40438-69.htm
http://omanobserver.om/nicosia-convention-targets-trade-blood-antiquities/

… semi-related feature on the extent of antiquities smuggling:

http://www.wellesley.edu/news/2017/node/117601

Not sure where, exactly to put this thing about Maori skulls:

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/a-group-of-far-right-grave-robbers-could-be-digging-up-sacred-maori-sites

Libya put out notice of some looted antiquities:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/culture/libyan-authorities-issue-international-circular-looted-antiquities-libya
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/15/c_136286159.htm

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/05/culture-crime-news-8-14-may-2017.html

More on that bust in Hebron:

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/eye-on-palestine/palestinian-authority/stolen-antique-coins-jewelry-seized-in-arab-village/2017/05/11/
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on dogs on ancient coins:

http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/dogs-on-ancient-coins/

Award for saving a Roman hoard:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/15287910.Museum_wins_top_award_after___30_000_rare_coin_campaign/
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15296294.Museum_that_battled_to_keep_hoard_of_Roman_coins_wins_national_award/

Feature on Robert Freeman:

http://www.laweekly.com/news/rob-freeman-was-one-of-the-countrys-biggest-ancient-coin-dealers-then-he-broke-bad-8234006

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n20.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n21.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2618-audio-news-from-archaeologica-7-may-2017-13-may-2017

Latest Strata looks at the Bronze Age Polada Culture:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/strata-portraits-of-humanity/2617-strata-may-2017
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Garrett Fagan:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-garrett-g-fagan

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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.03 ~ May 14, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Trevor Watkins, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, Bill Kennedy,
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Plenty of coverage of the latest find of 18 (or so) skeletons of homo naledi in a South African cave (we make have had this before, but there’s a ton of coverage all of a sudden):

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uow-sac050417.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uotw-hns050717.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-homo-naledi-surprisingly-young-age.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170509083557.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39842975
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/09/new-haul-of-homo-naledi-bones-sheds-surprising-light-on-human-evolution
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/early-human-homo-naledi-may-have-made-tools-buried-dead-n756916
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/researchers-discover-more-homo-naledi-remains-in-rising-star-cave
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5539-170509-homo-naledi-skull

… the focus of a pile of features is that homo naledi was concurrent with homo sapiens:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/jcu-jts050717.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170509083554.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170509083551.htm
http://www.nature.com/news/small-brained-early-human-lived-more-recently-than-expected-1.21961
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2017/05/09/fossils-suggest-hominids-may-have-lived-alongside-modern-humans/101462922/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/05/09/humanitys-strange-new-cousin-is-shockingly-young-and-shaking-up-our-family-tree/
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/this-human-relative-may-have-lived-alongside-our-species-in-africa
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/primitive-cousin-may-have-lived-africa-early-humans-180963218/
http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/05/08/ciencia/1494269515_595710.html

… possible source for all this excitement:

https://elife.elifesciences.org/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of excitement over the find of 17 (give or take) non-Royal mummies from Minya:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/268686/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Cachette-of–mummies-unearthed-in-Egypts-ElMinya.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/05/13/chamber-of-17-mummies-discovered-in-egypts-minya/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/5063/Ministry-announces-18-mummies-discovered-in-central-Egypt
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2017/05/13/17-mummies-newly-discovered-buried-minya-cemetery/
http://www.livescience.com/59100-catacomb-filled-with-mummies-discovered-egypt.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/archaeologists-egypt-uncover-human-necropolis-least-17-mummies-n759066
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-mummies-central-egypt.html
http://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-discover-new-mummy-burial-site-in-egypt/g-38830323
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-39908747/mass-mummy-find-in-ancient-egypt-site
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/13/egypt-discovers-new-necropolis-17-mummies/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/14/egypt-archaeologists-find-17-new-mummies-in-necropolis
http://www.dailystar.com.lb//News/Middle-East/2017/May-13/405695-17-mummies-discovered-in-central-egypt-ministry.ashx
http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Egypt-uncovers-chamber-of-17-mummies-490678
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.788925
http://www.timesofisrael.com/17-mummies-found-in-ancient-egyptian-burial-site/
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/travel-and-tourism/2017/05/13/Dig-finds-17-mummies-in-central-Egypt-antiquities-ministry.html
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/613877/Egyptian-17-mummies-catacombs-antiquities-ministry
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/05/13/egyptian-archaeologists-uncover-necropolis-17-mummies/101638880/
http://www.euronews.com/2017/05/13/17-mummies-found-in-egypt
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/17-well-preserved-mummies-believed-be-greco-roman-period-found-egypts-el-minya-1621492

… and a 13th Dynasty tomb from Dahshur:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4961/Burial-chamber-from-the-13th-Dynasty-found-in-Dahshour
https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/05/11/egypt-continues-its-discoveries-with-a-3700-year-burial-chamber-in-dahshur/
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/268521/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Burial-chamber-of-recently-unearthed-th-Dynasty-Py.aspx
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-egypt-burial-chamber-dating-years.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/egypt-found-burial-chamber-dating-back-3700-years-47329489
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/05/10/ml-egypt-antiquities-2/

… which appears to belong to a pharaoh’s daughter (I think this is the same as the above):

http://www.livescience.com/59066-burial-chamber-of-princess-in-egypt-pyramid.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39882254
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/archeology/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-egyptian-princess-s-tomb-in-dahshur/
http://observer.com/2017/05/3700-year-old-egyptian-pyramid-dahshur-princess/

There was also an animal necropolis found at Minya (which might be the same as the first item? News from Egypt was confusing this week):

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/268613/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egyptian-archaeologists-to-announce-new-discovery-.aspx

… not sure if this is the same find:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/5039/Greco-Roman-grave-intact-mummies-discovered-in-Minya

Pondering a mongoose on a leash portrayal:

http://www.livescience.com/59022-egypt-tomb-with-leashed-mongoose-drawing.html

More on that funerary garden find:

http://www.livescience.com/59006-ancient-funerary-garden-discovered-in-egypt.html
http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/05/08/ancient-egyptian-funerary-garden-discovered.html

As might be expected, all the recent finds are raising hopes for Egyptian tourism:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-egypt-archaeology-discovery-idUKKBN1890F4?il=0
https://www.yahoo.com/movies/egypt-uncovers-chamber-mummies-sees-life-tourism-120556313.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/05/14/egypt-hopes-slew-of-recent-archaeological-discoveries-will-bring-blessings-to-struggling-economy/

An attempted smuggling of a scribe statue was foiled:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4878/Smuggling-attempt-of-Pharaonic-scribe-statue-obstructed

… as was one involving a pile of ushabtis:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4788/Smuggling-attempt-of-52-artifacts-is-obstructed

Discussing how to move Tut’s artifacts safely:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-experts-egypt-king-tut-artifacts.html
http://www.timesofisrael.com/experts-meet-in-egypt-over-moving-king-tut-artifacts/

… related:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4786/Grand-Egyptian-Museum-prepares-for-unveiling-King-Tut%E2%80%99s-treasures

… and there are plans to put remains of his stillborn daughters on display as well:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-egypt-archaeologists-plan-exhibit-remains-tutankhamuns-stillborn-daughters-1620473

The Philistines apparently brought their pigs with them to Israel:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.787738
Cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-00701-y

Latest WWI artifacts found in Israel are more military in nature:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/229373
http://www.livescience.com/59049-wwi-artifacts-found-in-israel.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5543-170510-wwi-weapons-israel

While a cache of Biblical artifacts collected by Polish soldiers during WWII was found as well:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.788061

Jerusalem has opened its archaeological garden:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-unveils-archaeological-garden-in-Jerusalems-Old-City-490138

War in Yemen is creating concern for mummies:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-yemen-war-threatens-millennia-old-mummies.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4495690/2-500-year-old-mummies-disintegrating-Yemen.html

Moving a 15th century tomb in Turkey to make way for a(nother) dam:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/12/historic-turkish-tomb-zeynel-bey-moved-hydroelectric-dam

Seeking funding for a dig in Turkey:

http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/with-field-school-temporarily-closed-unl-archaeologist-seeking-help-to/article_6eb36cfe-bece-503a-abb7-e8f66c54457e.html

So like we were saying, they found that missing 2700 years bp stele in a construction yard in Turkey, albeit damaged:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-stele-damaged-during-excavation.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112904&NewsCatID=375

… and now it turns out to be fake:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-stele-turns-out-to-be-fake-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112980&NewsCatID=375

Nice feature on the Babatha Archive:

http://asorblog.org/2017/05/09/ancient-legal-papyri-bring-lost-world-life/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Roman sarcophagus from near Istanbul:

http://www.dailysabah.com/istanbul/2017/05/09/ancient-sarcophagus-discovered-during-road-work-in-istanbuls-tuzla

Possible Punic walls from Cittadella:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/mobile/articles/view/20170511/local/ancient-walls-uncovered-just-outside-cittadella.647604

Press coverage of a kiln find at Verulamium:

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/15280785.More_ancient_ruins_found_after_gas_pipe_gives_archaeologists_chance_to_dig_deeper/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5547-170511-england-verulamium-kiln

Plans to look at those shackled burials from Falero:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/05/11/the-american-school-of-classical-studies-at-athens-to-decode-one-thousand-2500-year-old-skeletons/

Feature on Perge mosaics:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/perge-mosaics-as-magnificent-as-the-ones-in-zeugma-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112943&NewsCatID=375

Still looking (apparently) for Caligula’s party boat:

https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/mystery-of-emperor-caligulas-party-ship-to-be-revealed-after-2000-years

What Becca Napolitano is up to:

https://www.conncoll.edu/news/news-archive/2017/latin–physics–physical-labor–archaeology.html#.WRhOpsm1tn4

Victor Nuovo has been writing about Aristotle (not sure how many of these are still alive):

http://www.addisonindependent.com/201704victor-nuovo-artistotle-and-birth-political-science
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201704victor-nuovo-aristotle-becoming-virtuous
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201705victor-nuovo-aristotle-becoming-virtuous

Feature on the Babatha archive:

http://asorblog.org/2017/05/09/ancient-legal-papyri-bring-lost-world-life/

A very sketchy ‘Pompeii apple’ is coming to auction:

http://www.itv.com/news/calendar/2017-05-12/2-000-year-old-apple-to-feature-at-antiques-fair-in-leeds/

Some CAC coverage:

https://gazette.mun.ca/campus-and-community/classics-conference/
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A 4000 years bp (maybe) dugout canoe from a rescue dig in Lincolnshire:

http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/ancient-log-boat-discovered-at-lincoln-bypass-archaeological-dig/story-30324608-detail/story.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5544-170510-lincolnshire-log-boat

Bronze Age burial mound from Coniscliffe:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/history/memories/15284520.Bronze_Age_burial_mound_found_at_Coniscliffe/

Assorted barrows and other sites from various periods found by (LiDAR?) scanning in Poland:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,414046,scientists-discovered-barrows-and-outlines-of-ancient-fields-in-the-bialowieza-forest.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5538-170508-poland-laser-scans

All sorts of tunnels found on Spike Island:

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/secret-tunnels-discovered-at-spike-island-789225.html

Finds from various periods halt gas pipeline construction in Albania:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-ancient-site-discovery-albania-halts.html
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/25232-ancient-site-discovery-in-albania-halts-work-on-tap-gas-pipeline.html

Feature on powerful women in medieval Germany:

https://blog.oup.com/2017/05/ottonian-queenship-powerful-women-early-medieval-germany/

A Bronze Age gold ring is declared ‘treasure’:

http://www.loughboroughecho.net/news/local-news/bronze-age-gold-ring-declared-13007954

… while another metal detectorist is getting a big reward for his Viking find:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/12/man-who-found-richest-viking-hoard-in-the-uk-to-get-2m-award
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/12/metal-detectorist-receive2m-reward-britains-biggest-viking-hoard/
http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/scottish-treasure-hunter-scoops-2million-10409864

More on that ‘lost garden’ find at a Scottish castle:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-18th-century-garden-found-scottish-castle-180963179/
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http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Excavations have begun on a Tamil Nadu site in Alagankulam:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/excavation-begins-at-alagankulam-archaeological-site/articleshow/58593108.cms

Carbon dating of that ‘Penang woman’ burial suggests she is “5710” years bp:

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/carbon-dating-confirms-penang-woman-is-5710-years-old
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/05/13/carbon-dating-finds-penang-woman-to-be-5710-years-old/

Not sure about these claimed Altai megaliths:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/siberia-huge-dragon-griffin-megaliths-created-by-mysterious-ancient-culture-altai-mountains-1620900

They’re making the archaeology-tourism connection in Myanmar:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/09/c_136267733.htm

Concerns for Buddha’s birthplace:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39772099

More on that nomad burial in central China:

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/14797/20170510/archaeologists-found-1-800-year-old-nomad-tomb-central-china.htm

I think we mentioned this ‘city’ find in central China as well:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/12/c_136276931.htm
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Assorted site finds are affecting bridge construction in Maine:

https://penobscotbaypress.com/news/2017/may/11/artifacts-found-at-falls-bridge-site-will-impact-p/#.WRhUscm1tn4

Feature on Monticello:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/05/11/Monticello-archaeologist-slave-crystal-ptacek-mulberry-row-thomas-jefferson/stories/201705050166

Feature on the Moche diet (or part of it):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/05/12/micro-fossils-show-moche-munched-on-marine-meals/

Massasoit Ousamequin was reburied this weekend:

http://www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20170512/tribal-chief-who-signed-treaty-with-pilgrims-to-be-reburied

A millstone from Cleveland:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5549-170512-ohio-cleveland-millstone

Digging has resumed at the El Pueblo trading post:

http://www.chieftain.com/news/pueblo/archaeological-project-again-underway-at-historic-trading-post/article_2e74b53e-36b4-584f-b400-8317c575c03c.html

More on those ‘asylum burials’ in Mississippi:

http://www.livescience.com/59045-7000-bodies-under-university-campus.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/07/7-000-bodies-could-buried-mississippi-campus/312352001/

More on that ‘garbage dump’ in Davenport, Iowa:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5536-170508-iowa-davenport-trash

More on that ‘lost city’ in Kansas:

http://www.npr.org/2017/05/10/527817921/kansas-archaeologist-rediscovers-lost-native-american-city

On the nicknames of the NY Fire and Police departments:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/04/nyregion/origins-of-new-yorks-finest.html

On how African slaves preserved a variety of rice:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/05/10/527449714/a-lost-rice-variety-and-the-story-of-the-freed-merikins-who-kept-it-alive
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Brazil’s archaeologists are protesting:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/may/10/brazil-archaeologists-ancient-lands-indigenous
http://plus55.com/brazil-culture/2017/05/brazil-archaeologists-measures-erase-ancient-land

Flying a drone over Tiwanaku:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/may/12/drone-images-provide-new-insights-into-lost-bolivian-civilisation-video

On Maya myths:

http://news.yale.edu/2017/05/05/interpreting-maya-myths-through-art-qa-oswaldo-chinchilla-mazariegos

More on those khipus:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/twisted-textile-cords-may-contain-clues-inca-messages
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this find of some 16th century coins in an ivory chess figure (much less figure out how archaeologists could “stumble” on it):

http://tass.com/society/945191

Much excitement over the find of a William Caxton print:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-39846929
http://www.livescience.com/59087-page-from-medieval-priests-handbook-discovered.html
http://www.livescience.com/59090-rare-page-from-englands-first-printer-found-in-library-video.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-pages-one-first-books-printed-england-180963216/

Apparently modern ‘fiddles’ sound better than a Stradivarius:

http://www.dw.com/en/toss-out-the-old-stradivarius/a-38771561
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stradivarius-violins-dont-sound-better-newer-models-study-says-180963222/

More on medieval fasting and chicken evolution:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5542-170510-medieval-chicken-domestication

Big bucks for an Agatha Christie notebook:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15284041.Christie___s_notebook_unearthed_after_60_years_and_sells_for___15_000/

I think we heard about the British parliament ditching parchment a while ago:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-parliament-ditches-parchment-paper-180963177/
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Camille Claudel:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170509-the-tragic-lover-who-never-escaped-rodins-shadow
http://www.museecamilleclaudel.fr/

New York gargoyles:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/nyregion/anonymous-arts-museum-rural-shrine-to-city-decorations.html

Michelangelo sketches:

http://gothamist.com/2017/05/08/met_michelangelo.php

Roads of Arabia:

http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/%E2%80%98roads-arabia%E2%80%99-archaeological-exhibition-opens-seoul-972604

Villa of Oplontis:

http://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Arts/2017/0509/Ancient-class-distinctions-displayed-in-Rome-exhibit

Britain’s ‘Pompeii’:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-cambridgeshire-39889603/3000-year-old-pompeii-finds-on-show

Vikings:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15282835.Face_to_face_with_the_Vikings/

DaVinci:

http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/new-da-vinci-exhibit-debuts-in-new-building-at-science/article_a015bd68-7ffc-5714-8366-645aa1814426.html

Menorah:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/can-vatican-display-shed-light-on-the-fate-of-the-menorah/

Crossrail finds:

http://www.cityam.com/264205/roman-skulls-tudor-bowling-ball-crossrail-launches-virtual

Feature on the Lycian Civilizations Museum:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/lycian-artifacts-at-new-museum-draw-tourists-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112896&NewsCatID=375

They’re still talking about an underwater museum in the Piraeus:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/25227-ministry-cosco-agrees-with-creation-of-underwater-antiquities-museum-in-piraeus.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Not sure I understand this brain-scanning suggestion that ‘human like’ behaviour emerged 1.8 million years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/iu-wo050817.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508184905.htm
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-smart-early-humans-brain-imaging-answers-180963176/
https://theconversation.com/brain-imaging-modern-people-making-stone-age-tools-hints-at-evolution-of-human-intelligence-77231
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/neuroarchaeology-used-to-investigate-early-stone-tool-production

… there was a musical tie too played up in later versions:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uoea-cie050517.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508112431.htm

Laser mapping the pyramids:

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/05/10/national/japanese-archaeologists-use-lasers-map-egyptian-pyramids/

New ceramic dating techniques?:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/art/2017-05/11/content_29303276.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Silver fir DNA seems to be something useful to know about:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508083419.htm

On the origins of the Indian population:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uoh-api050817.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-archaeogeneticist-indian-population-today-populace.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170508095149.htm
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/05/08/Modern-DNA-reveals-ancient-origins-of-Indian-population/6721494272565/
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/indian-origins-pinpointed-using-genetic-evidence-from-current-populace

More on Franklin Expedition DNA:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/franklin-dna-sailors-descendants-1.4104345?cmp=rss

Apparently humans are less genetically diverse than wheat:

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/humans-are-less-genetically-diverse-than-wheat-what-does-that-mean-for-our-species
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Ancient viruses are apparently ‘waking up’ from melting ice:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170504-there-are-diseases-hidden-in-ice-and-they-are-waking-up

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CRIME BEAT
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An antiquities possession bust in Athens:

http://www.amna.gr/english/article/18471/Man-arrested-for-possession-and-transportation-of-rare-antiquities
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/05/10/man-arrested-for-possession-and-transportation-of-rare-antiquities/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/25235-man-arrested-for-possession-and-transportation-of-rare-antiquities-in-greece.html

An antiquities bust near Hebron:

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Police-raid-antiquities-stockpile-in-West-Bank-490427
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/5/11/israel-police-raid-recovers-stolen-jewish-antiquities-near-hebron
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/eye-on-palestine/palestinian-authority/stolen-antique-coins-jewelry-seized-in-arab-village/2017/05/11/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/police-recover-stolen-ancient-coins-lamps-other-antiquities-near-hebron/
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/05/11/israel-police-raid-recovers-stolen-jewish-antiquities-near-hebron/

Brazen looting of Native American sites in San Diego County:

http://www.cbs8.com/story/35377068/archaeologists-looters-posting-pics-of-native-american-artifacts

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News;

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/05/culture-crime-news-23-april-7-may-2017.html
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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An ‘internal’ repatriation dispute of some Hittite artifacts:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/corum-deputy-asks-return-of-ankaras-hittite-artifacts-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112851&NewsCatID=375

France returned a relief (and other items) to Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/268427/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Ancient-Egyptian-limestone-relief-recovered-from-P.aspx
http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2017/05/10/ministry-antiquities-retrieves-stolen-artifacts-france/
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egyptian-government-restored-44-artifacts-paris
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5541-170509-egypt-repatriated-artifacts

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NUMISMATICA
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The Bredon Hoard is going on display:

http://www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/15280763.Museum_to_showcase_Roman_coins_found_in_2011_discovery/
http://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/15282458.Secrets_of_Roman_coin_hoard_to_be_revealed/

Roman aurei are coming to auction:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/05/roman-gold-aureii-star-in-swiss-auction-may-29.all.html

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n19.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n20.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Richard III:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39856414

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2616-audio-news-from-archaeologica-30-april-2017-6-may-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Albert Henrichs:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/5/1/albert-henrichs-dies/

Lloyd Cotsen:

http://www.latimes.com/local/obituaries/la-me-lloyd-cotsen-20170510-story.html
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/in-memoriam:-lloyd-cotsens-generosity-helped-ucla-establish-renowned-institute-of-archaeology

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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.02 ~ May 7, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Kathleen, Jennifer Cosham, Kris Curry, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for
headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

… a rather slow week!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Feature on what we know and don’t know about assorted early hominids:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2129775-ancient-humans-what-we-know-and-still-dont-know-about-them/

A project to catalog handprints in various cave paintings in Europe:

https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/to-unlock-the-secrets-of-prehistoric-hand-paintings-experts-catalog-them-in-3d
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5535-170505-europe-prehistoric-hand-paintings
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/project-making-3d-scans-ancient-handprints-180963103/

We mentioned this 1.7 millions years bp El Kherba (Algeria) site last week in a different section; should probably be mentioned here as well:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-climate-early-human-algerian-site.html

Comparing modern and neanderthal bone breaks (sort of):

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/water-tubing-accidents-table-run-ins-cause-neandertal-injuries

More on Neanderthal DNA being extracted from cave sediment:

http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scientists-show-how-to-extract-ancient-neanderthal-dna-from-cave-sediment-20170501-gvwf10.html
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scientists-show-how-to-extract-ancient-neanderthal-dna-from-cave-sediment-20170501-gvwf10.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-technique-pulls-ancient-human-dna-out-cave-soil-180963084/
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AFRICA
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Pondering the underwater archaeology potential of Kenya:

https://www.newsghana.com.gh/kenyas-underwater-archeology-potential-immense/

Petroglyphs in Botswana and Lesotho have been dated to 5700 years bp:

http://www.nature.com/news/dreams-of-the-stone-age-dated-for-first-time-in-southern-africa-1.21924

More on the blade making techniques seen at Sibudu Cave:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/middle-stone-age-man-learned-205436449.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 4000 years bp ‘funerary garden’ outside a tomb in Luxor:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/267024/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Unique-funerary-garden-unearthed-in-Thebes.aspx
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/snrc-aff050417.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-egypt-year-funerary-garden-luxor.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/egypt-4000-year-funerary-garden-discovered-luxor-47203242
http://www.timesofisrael.com/4000-year-old-model-garden-found-outside-egypt-tomb/
http://www.ibtimes.com/ancient-egypt-tombs-showed-funeral-gardens-archaeologists-finally-find-one-4000-years-2535105
http://www.thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/03/05/2017/4,000-year-old-model-garden-found-outside-Egypt-tomb
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5529-170503-luxor-funerary-garden
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/discovery-of-4000-year-old-egyptian-funerary-garden

Some illegal diggers in Egypt were killed when their house collapsed:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/266921/Egypt/Politics-/-Two-men-killed-in-house-collapse-as-they-dig-ille.aspx

Restoration work on the Djoser pyramid is almost complete:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4617/Antiquities-Ministry-finishes-90-of-restoration-works-at-Djoser-pyramid

What Nora Shawky is up to:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egyptian-archaeologist-aims-lead-her-first-excavation-year-sharqiya-0

Feature on Howard Carter:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/3090/In-The-Footsteps-Of-Egyptologist-Howard-Carter

… and the Tut Conference is going on in Cairo:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/268042/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Tutankhamun-conference-to-be-held-on-Saturday-in-C.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/4699/International-conference-uncovering-Tutankhamun%E2%80%99s-secrets-starts-Saturday

Funding approved for the Antiquities Ministry:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/cabinet-allocates-le172-billion-support-antiquities-ministry-projects

… and there are fines for assaulting tourists now:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/le10000-fine-imposed-assaulting-tourists-new-antiquities-law

… and a possible life sentence for antiquities trafficking:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/268102/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-cabinet-approves-bill-raising-max-penalty-fo.aspx

More on those possible eunuch burials from Quesna:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/05/01/burial-patterns-provoke-ambiguous-sexual-characteristics-in-ancient-egypt/

Feature on churches and burials found at HIppos Sussita:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.787712

Evidence for pre modern settlements in Qatar:

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/546844/Archaeologists-uncover-Qatar-s-pre-modern-settleme
http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/05/05/2017/Qatar-Museums-reveals-5-year-archaeological-record

What we’re learning about the kingdom of Edom:

http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=35026
http://jordantimes.com/news/local/excavations-overturn-long-held-beliefs-about-ancient-kingdom-edom-%E2%80%94-jordanian-scholar

A missing Hittite funerary stele turned up buried in a garden:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/lost-stele-found-buried-in-a-garden-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=112720&NewsCatID=375

Feature on the British Museum’s training of Iraqi archaeologists:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/01/training-fieldwork-iraqi-archaeologists-of-the-future-qalatga-darband
http://www.iraqoilreport.com/daily-brief/field-iraqs-archaeologists-future-22535/

On antiquities theft in the West Bank:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.786039

Pondering the history of Israel:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865679224/Did-ancient-Israel-have-a-real-history.html

The Old Hormuz Port has been located:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/116710/Old-Hormuz-Port-rediscovered-after-700-years

Plans for an underwater dig at Ayla:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/underwater-search-planned-clues-early-islamic-city-ayla

A bust on a US-bound cargo ship:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4678/Ninety-nine-artifacts-seized-before-smuggling-to-Europe

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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They’re finally restoring the Mausoleum of Augustus:

http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ancient-roman-monument-turned-eyesore-gets-needed-makeover/
http://www.newser.com/article/75165c413b824bc598c2b885cf1845d1/ancient-roman-monument-turned-eyesore-gets-needed-makeover.html
http://gazette.com/ancient-roman-monument-turned-eyesore-gets-needed-makeover/article/feed/457528
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5526-170502-rome-augustus-mausoleum
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rome-finally-restoring-mausoleum-augustus-180963132/

Remains of a Mithraeum in Zerzevan Castle:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/underground-mithras-temple-discovered-in-diyarbakir-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112646&NewsCatID=375
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/05/02/1700-year-old-temple-reveals-ancient-religion-in-east-anatolia
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/611449/Discovery-Archaeology-Roman-Empire-Turkey-Cult-Temple-Mithras-Zerzevan-Castle-Diyarbakir
http://www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/040520171
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5525-170502-zerzevan-castle-mithraeum

Concerns for columns on Beirut’s waterfront:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2017/May-04/404411-roman-columns-left-by-coast-face-uncertain-future.ashx

Making connections between Zeugma and Palmyra:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/traces-of-palmyra-seen-in-ancient-zeugma.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112674

Feature on a Roman dig in Leicester:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/hundreds-flock-to-archaeological-dig-revealing-city-s-roman-history/story-30316378-detail/story.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/07/c_136262212.htm

A (rather sketchy) apple from Pompeii is coming to auction:

http://www.ilkleygazette.co.uk/news/15264444.Petrified_apple_from_Pompeii_to_go_on_sale_at_Harewood_antiques_fair/

Features on Rome’s new ‘metro museum’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/05/rome-unveils-museum-metro-station-packed-hundreds-ancient-artifacts/

Feature on Nilotic wall paintings in Pompeii:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/paintings-ancient-egypt-pompeii-garden-show-just-how-cosmopolitan-romans-were-1620235

Feature on Roman handwriting:

http://www.newyorker.com/tech/elements/how-to-decode-an-ancient-romans-handwriting

On the role of the Roman navy saving people from Pompeii (this was in the news a month or so ago):

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/pompeii/8501048

Feature on London’s Roman wall:

http://www.kcwtoday.co.uk/2017/05/retracing-ancient-footsteps-around-londons-roman-wall/

What Kathleen Coleman is up to:

http://www.thesandb.com/article/scholar-of-roman-history-explores-ancient-biography.html

What Martha Nussbaum is up to:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/05/02/jefferson-lecture-martha-nussbaum-discusses-anger-and-politics-blame

What Mary Beard is up to:

http://news.yale.edu/2017/04/28/noted-classicist-and-scholar-english-pays-visit-yale

On barbarian ‘dress codes’:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/05/05/real-romans-dont-wear-pants-barbarian-dress-codes-from-rome-to-game-of-thrones/

On Caligula’s horse:

http://theconversation.com/mythbusting-ancient-rome-caligulas-horse-75837

Not sure if we mentioned this item on comedy in ancient Rome:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-actors-mixed-politics-and-comedy-ancient-rome-180963005/

Latest ‘Thucydides Trap’ news:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/05/03/526436207/from-ancient-greece-lessons-on-the-risk-of-a-modern-accidental-war

Apparently not many museums want to ‘borrow’ the Parthenon Marbles from the BM:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/limited-interest-in-borrowing-parthenon-marbles/

More on the Mycenean chamber tomb found on Salamis:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5524-170502-mycenean-chamber-tomb

More on restoration plans at Caesarea:

http://www.tnp.sg/lifestyle/travel/ancient-roman-temple-israel-gets-38-million-restoration
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A cache of two dozen 3000 years bp bronze axes from Norway:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-year-old-axes-farmer-field-mid-norway.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170502084628.htm

A lost garden turns up at Culzean Castle:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15261909.Workers_find___39_lost__39__castle_garden/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15265429.Archaeologists_discover_remains_of_lost_walled_garden_buried_under_stately_home/

Latest from the Hyde Abbey dig:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/15258470.More_discoveries_at_the_Hyde_Abbey_community_dig_in_Winchester/

Plans to dig up a tennis court to look for the body of St Edmund:

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/plan-for-bury-st-edmunds-abbey-tennis-courts-dig-in-hunt-for-st-edmunds-body-1-4997426
http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/st-edmund-s-lost-remains-could-be-under-old-tennis-courts-1-4998774
http://www.theweek.co.uk/bury-st-edmunds/84135/is-st-edmund-buried-in-bury-st-edmunds

Plans and funding to poke around Derby Cathedral:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-39761948

Some WWI training tunnels found in England:

http://www.livescience.com/58969-wwi-tunnels-discovered-in-england.html

More on Vikings growing grapes:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5521-170501-denmark-viking-grapes
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Burials of nomads dating to 1800 years bp from central China:

http://www.ecns.cn/2017/05-04/255957.shtml
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5533-170504-china-nomad-cemetery

A 1400 years bp tomb featuring a ‘blue monster’ mural (and others) from Shaanxi:

http://www.livescience.com/58903-ancient-tomb-with-blue-monster-mural-discovered.html
http://www.livescience.com/58901-photos-ancient-tomb-mural-creatures.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-tomb-with-blue-monster-mural-unearthed-in-china/
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/37756/20170502/blue-monster-naked-deity-and-more-scientists-unearth-ancient-tomb-with-mysterious-murals-in-china.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5534-170505-chinese-mural-tomb-unearthed

Recently-found walls might belong to Baiya city:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/06/c_136261580.htm
http://www.asianage.com/world/south-asia/060517/archaeologists-discover-remains-of-ancient-city-ruins-in-china.html

A Qing dynasty tomb from Hunan:

http://www.india.com/news/agencies/ancient-family-tomb-found-in-china-2090766/

32 jars found beneath a Buddha in Thailand’s Wat Daeng Temple:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5522-170501-thailand-ayutthata-jars

Some ancient Samoan features:

http://sobserver.ws/en/08_05_2017/local/19707/Unearthing-prehistoric-Samoan-history.htm

Suggestion that the Huns had their own alphabet:

http://english.donga.com/Home/3/all/26/914798/1

More on those model Chinese looms:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/model-looms-are-missing-link-chinas-textile-history-180962990/

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Archaeologists are back looking at the Terror:

http://www.livescience.com/58904-archaeologists-return-to-franklin-expedition-shipwreck.html
http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674parks_canada_team_in_nunavut_to_examine_hms_terror_under_ice/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/archaeologists-return-to-franklin-expedition-shipwreck/

They’re reanalyzed Shuka Kaa and found definite links to First Nations peoples:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-ancient-skeleton-linked-todays-indigenous-peoples-180962831/

A 19th century Durham boat in Oneida Lake:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2017/05/oswego_county_divers_discover_early_19th_century_boat_in_oneida_lake.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5528-170503-new-york-canal-boat
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shipwreck-identified-rare-canal-boat-180963129/

A potentially significant site found during an emergency dig in Davenport (Iowa):

http://globegazette.com/news/iowa/excavation-uncovers-major-iowa-archaeological-site/article_76945ace-935e-513f-b5e3-d0946d7c39b2.html

Looking for remains of Civil War earthworks in Franklin (Tennessee):

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5530-170503-tennessee-franklin-earthworks

There might be a lot of bodies buried on the UMMC campus:

http://www.northjersey.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/05/07/7-000-bodies-could-buried-mississippi-campus/312352001/

Interesting early 19th century plumbing from Philadelphia:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/05/06/discovered-philadelphias-high-tech-totally-natural-plumbing-of-1812/

Researching the origin of some Hopewell meteoric iron beads:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/scientists-discover-origins-ancient-hopewell-cultures-meteorite-jewellery-1619103

Feature on the petroglyphs of Utah’s Parowan Gap:

http://www.sltrib.com/blogs/fishing/5239298-155/stop-and-explore-the-petroglyph-wonders

Feature on Jamestown:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2017-05-05/jamestown-follow-in-the-footsteps-of-the-first-british-settlers-in-america

Feature on ads seeking runaway slaves:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/04/11/hunting-down-runaway-slaves-the-cruel-ads-of-andrew-jackson-and-the-master-class/
More commentary on purported 130 000 years bp human presence in California:

http://scienceblogs.com/gregladen/2017/05/02/about-that-130000-human-occupation-in-california/
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/sd-mastodon-bones-conclusions-20170502-story.html
http://blogs.plos.org/onscienceblogs/2017/05/05/news-about-ancient-humanity-humans-in-california-130000-years-ago-homo-naledi-find-is-much-younger-than-expected/
http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/04/26/ciencia/1493225013_884467.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Pre-Inca gold from Cajamarca:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-pre-inca-pieces-found-in-cajamarca-111610

Petroglyph(s?) from Costa Rica:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5532-170504-costa-rica-rock-art

An anchor being linked to Christopher Columbus from near the Turks and Caicos:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/christopher-columbus-anchor-space-map-discovery-channel-a7716331.html

Feature on amaranth cultivation:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/05/01/526033083/why-mexican-chefs-farmers-and-activists-are-reviving-the-ancient-grain-amaranth
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this piece on experimental archaeology involving reindeer herders:

http://www.rcinet.ca/en/2017/05/01/canadian-researchers-count-on-siberian-reindeer-herders-to-solve-archaeological-mystery/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5527-170502-arctic-reindeer-harness

… or this one on a model for migration and cultural development:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-early-culture-migration-population-growth.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/su-hma050217.php

Feature on Christos Tsirogiannis’ work:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/museum-goers-beware-that-ancient-artifact-may-be-hot.aspx

How the ‘forbidden fruit’ became an apple:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/30/526069512/paradise-lost-how-the-apple-became-the-forbidden-fruit

On medieval rules and domestic chicken evolution:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170502204556.htm

Feature on the history of beer and the like:

https://vinepair.com/articles/the-5000-year-history-of-human-alcohol-consumption/?goal=0_b653fb8c99-4004f5bb4f-46523097&mc_cid=4004f5bb4f&mc_eid=379904ec00

… and a related story on a still-producing century-old winery:

https://vinepair.com/wine-blog/schloss-vollrads-oldest-winery/?goal=0_b653fb8c99-4004f5bb4f-46523097&mc_cid=4004f5bb4f&mc_eid=379904ec00

Feature on Roma culture:

http://www.livescience.com/44512-gypsy-culture.html

What we can learn from the Piltdown Man hoax:

http://www.livescience.com/58985-piltdown-man-hoax-teaches-scientists-today.html
http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Behind-closed-doors-What-the-Piltdown-Man-hoax-11122533.php

A row of sorts over Goya’s tapestry workshop:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-39702735

… and a feature on his illness:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/04/28/ciencia/1493369467_634675.html

A database of ‘at risk’ archaeological sites has been launched:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-database-archaeological-sites.html
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/14046/20170502/archaeological-sites-risk-public-database.htm

On the development of public libraries in the US:

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/how-libraries-became-public
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/library-babel-fish/how-libraries-became-public-ii

On May Day origins:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39775647

On the origins of the mint julep:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/05/05/foodanddrink/cocktail-history-mint-julep-kentucky-derby/index.html

Review of Cline, *Three Stones Make a Wall*:

http://www.startribune.com/review-three-stones-make-a-wall-by-eric-h-cline/420667233/

Review of Norwich, *Four Princes*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/books/review/four-princes-henry-viii-francis-i-charles-v-suleiman-john-julius-norwich.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Martin Luther:

http://www.dw.com/en/rebel-or-ruffian-who-was-martin-luther/g-38680189

Art of the Picnic:

http://www.dw.com/en/the-art-of-the-picnic/g-38568511

Cheese:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170503-why-cheese-is-arts-greatest-muse

Viking hoards:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/05/viking-hoards-exhibit-in-great-britain-may-through-nov.html

Gargoyles:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/nyregion/anonymous-arts-museum-rural-shrine-to-city-decorations.html

Work on Egypt’s Grand Museum has resumed (didn’t know it had stopped!):

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4655/Egypt-to-resume-Grand-Museum-construction-by-Japanese-loan

The Met wants to charge admission to folks from out of state:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/arts/design/the-metropolitcan-museum-of-art-admission-fees-tickets-de-blasio.html

A guide to the Louvre:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/arts/design/culture-make-the-most-of-the-louvre.html

Feature on Sofia’s Archaeology Museum:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2017/05/01/sofias-archaeological-museum-the-fascination-is-justified/

A Museum of Migration is opening in London:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum-migration-opens-london-180963095/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to track migration of Bantu speaking people:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-genetic-analysis-reveals-patterns-migration.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170504161501.htm

There’s a dog genome project:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dog-genome-project-reveals-secrets-canine-family-tree-180963053/
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Angel roofs:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20170427-the-extraordinary-angel-roofs-of-england-

St Croix:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/travel/st-croix-virgin-islands-alexander-hamilton.html

China’s ‘water towns’:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/explore-chinas-ancient-water-towns-180962834/

Beijing:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/01/travel/beijing-china-history-sacred-city-temples-culture.html

Cuzco:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/02/travel/cuzco-peru-budget-travel.html

Lima:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/travel/lima-peru-budget-travel-food-art-surfing.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

Genoa:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/travel/genoa-italy-charm-alternative-rome-florence-venice.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel
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CRIME BEAT
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Feature on Jonathan Bourne’s looting activities:

http://www.mensjournal.com/adventure/articles/how-a-california-anesthesiologist-became-one-of-americas-largest-antiquities-looters-w475572

Roman jewellery stolen from a shop in York:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/northyorkshire/yorkharrogate/15267583.Theft_of_gold_and_silver_Roman_jewellery___images_released_of_two_men/
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Turkey has repatriated a lot of artifacts over the past decade:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/05/02/turkey-retrieved-over-4000-smuggled-artifacts-archaeologist-says

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NUMISMATICA
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A Roman coin from Dumfriesshire:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/dumfriesshire-museum-displays-rare-roman-10340246

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n18.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n19.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Los Elementos:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/arts/music/review-is-los-elementos-opera-thats-beside-the-point.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Cyrano:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/arts/music/review-metropolitan-opera-cyrano-de-bergerac-roberto-alagna-jennifer-rowley.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic

Twelfth Night:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/theater/review-forced-merriment-in-a-twelfth-night-for-the-masses.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater

Marking Monteverdi’s 450th:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/05/arts/music/singing-happy-450th-birthday-to-monteverdi.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2613-audio-news-from-archaeologica-23-april-2017-29-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Burton Watson:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/03/books/burton-watson-dead-translator-of-japanese-and-chinese-literature.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

Albert Henrichs:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2017/5/1/albert-henrichs-dies/

Richard Darrah:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/04/richard-darrah-obituary
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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.01 ~ April 30, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, Bill Kennedy, Suzan Mazur,
David Critchley, Rick Heli, David Emery, Richard C. Griffiths,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

Now in our 21st year! Thanks to all who passed along good wishes
on our anniversary!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Suggestion that homo naledi is much younger than previously thought:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39710315
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128834-homo-naledi-is-only-250000-years-old-heres-why-that-matters/

Feature on Australopithecus sediba:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/04/famous-ancestor-may-be-ousted-human-family
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5508-170425-australopithecus-sediba-skull

Pondering whether Lucy had a ‘midwife’:

http://www.livescience.com/58844-did-human-ancestor-lucy-have-midwife.html

More on homo floresiensis and probably origins in Africa:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-indonesian-hobbits-revealed.html
http://www.livescience.com/58855-hobbits-led-early-migration-out-of-africa.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/hobbit-species-did-not-evolve-from-ancestor-of-modern-humans-research-finds?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
https://www.seeker.com/culture/history/origins-of-mysterious-indonesian-hobbits-revealed
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128483-mystery-human-hobbit-ancestor-may-have-been-first-out-of-africa/
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/37541/20170424/origins-of-indonesia-flores-man-hobbits-finally-unlocked.htm
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancestors-of-flores-ldquo-hobbits-rdquo-may-have-been-pioneers-of-first-ldquo-human-rdquo-migration-out-of-africa/
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/23/c_136229301.htm
https://theconversation.com/ancestors-of-flores-hobbits-may-have-been-pioneers-of-first-human-migration-out-of-africa-76560
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hobbits-could-be-much-older-once-thought-180963012/

More on the latest about how Otzi died:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/26/world/europe/bolzano-italy-iceman-south-tyrol-museum-of-archaeology.html?emc=edit_th_20170327&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=27123570&_r=2
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/otzi-iceman-froze-death
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5510-170425-otzi-frozen-mummy

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AFRICA
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South African Mesolithic stone knapping innovations from Sibudu Cave:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-early-evidence-middle-stone-age.html
http://www.livescience.com/58845-first-evidence-of-advanced-stone-weapons.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/26/South-African-cave-yields-Middle-Stone-Age-projectiles/9791493235208/
https://theconversation.com/ancestors-of-flores-hobbits-may-have-been-pioneers-of-first-human-migration-out-of-africa-76560
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5514-170426-pressure-flaked-points
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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On the one hand, there are concerns for Egyptian tourism:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2017/04/lonely-pyramids-giza-egyptian-tourism-falling-170418050241421.html

… while claims that recent discoveries are helping it:

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-04-25/new-archaeological-finds-helping-egypts-image-tourism-sector-minister

The Egyptian Parliament wants to begin an awareness campaign about illegal excavations:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/4254/Parliament-calls-for-awareness-campaign-to-combat-illegal-archaeological-excavation

More on that major tomb find at Luxor:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/tomb-full-mummies-unearthed-luxor-155800770.html

In Our Time this week looked at the Egyptian Book of the Dead:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08n1y2v

Remember when those German ‘researchers’ managed to steal a piece of the Pyramid of Khufu? The antiquities people who were supposed to prevent such things now face trial:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/266496/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-ministry-staff-face-trial-over-theft-from.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquities-former-employees-referred-trial-over-great-pyramid-theft
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/4267/12-Egypt-officials-guards-to-be-tried-over-German-sabotage

Another smuggled ‘Torah’ (and other items) bust in Turkey:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/smuggled-torah-artefacts-seized-in-turkeys-northwest.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112398
http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/1500-year-old-Torah-recovered-from-Turkish-smugglers-489027

Concerns about illegal excavations in Myndos:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/illegal-excavations-stir-reaction-in-myndos-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112527&NewsCatID=375

Turkey is seeking to recover a recently-auctioned piece of Anatolian sculpture (which we mentioned last week, I think):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-seeks-return-of-5000-year-old-marble-figure-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=112555&NewsCatID=375

Cf: http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/smuggled-anatolian-idol-sold-in-us-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=112576&NewsCatID=375

Recent finds (and a temple restoration) from Caesarea:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-israel-uncovers-ancient-roman-history.html
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.785858
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/04/26/Ancient-tablet-unearthed-at-historic-Roman-excavation-site-in-Israel/6841493234436/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/unique-mother-of-pearl-menorah-etching-found-in-ancient-caesarea/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-archaeology-idUSKBN17T1E1?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
https://www.yahoo.com/news/israel-uncovers-ancient-roman-history-mediterranean-port-174931591.html
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/4/26/ancient-menorah-tablet-shows-clear-jewish-presence-in-caesarea
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5512-170426-caesarea-inscribed-menorah

… coinciding with an announcement of some major funding:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rothschild-Foundation-to-invest-NIS-100m-to-uncover-ancient-Caesarea-489049
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/04/26/rothschild-foundation-investing-more-than-27-million-to-renovate-ancient-caesarea/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/history/rothschild-foundation-investing-27-million-in-caesareas-hidden-treasures-past-and-present/2017/04/26/

… from the press conference:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u-lNV3Ckeww&feature=youtu.be
https://youtu.be/tbKkUaMMU9Q
https://youtu.be/SfRiG4SRtI0

A Second Temple antiquities bust in Samaria:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228580
http://www.timesofisrael.com/police-uncover-antiquities-trove-in-west-bank-bust/
https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/diplomacy-defense/143571-170425-israel-announces-arrest-of-15-terror-suspects-in-overnight-west-bank-raids
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Stolen-antiquities-from-Second-Temple-period-recovered-from-West-Bank-home-489021

Interesting interview with Ian Hodder on assorted things relating to Catal Huyuk:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/58fe2a64e4b0f02c3870ecf0

Remembering Louis Feldman:

http://www.thejewishstar.com/stories/a-sheloshim-tribute-to-prof-louis-feldman-ztl,13464

A 1500 years bp church find in Istanbul:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/26/1500-year-old-church-discovered-during-infrastructure-work-in-istanbuls-beylerbeyi

A ‘mystery’ Russian general (later identified as a captain) burial in Turkey:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/skeleton-of-russian-general-found-inside-unearthed-coffin-in-turkeys-ardahan.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112457&NewsCatID=375
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/russian-soldier-found-inside-unearthed-coffin-in-turkeys-ardahan-was-captain-museum-director–.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112479&NewsCatID=341

Kurds are restoring ancient sites in Iraq:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2017/0424/Iraq-s-Kurds-restore-ancient-sites-envision-a-tourist-friendly-future
Hatra has apparently been recovered from ISIL:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39726244
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/iraqi-forces-seized-hatra-antiquities-site-47027440
http://www.timesofisrael.com/iraqi-forces-seize-ancient-site-of-hatra-from-is/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2017/apr/27/ancient-city-of-hatra-recaptured-from-isis-iraqi-forces-say-video
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/iraqi-troops-recapture-ancient-city-of-hatra-from-islamic-state/news-story/10d1ae25b1e8a6351b2e4ffa4a0486ee

Another feature on ISIL financing terrorism with antiquities:

http://www.aina.org/news/20170429140410.htm

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Mycenean era burial from Salamis:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/25024-mycenean-era-tomb-with-grave-goods-unearthed-in-salamis-main-town.html

A hoard of Alexander the Great coinage from Azerbaijan:

https://www.azernews.az/culture/112098.html

On women’s protests in ancient Rome:

https://thebluereview.org/nevertheless-they-persisted/

Honours for Lauren Donovan Ginsberg:

http://www.uc.edu/profiles/profile.asp?id=25006

Some Classics Olympia coverage:

http://news.usc.edu/120516/age-old-skills-give-usc-classics-students-a-big-win-over-their-contemporaries/

What Sarah Davies is up to:

http://www.union-bulletin.com/things_to_do/arts/ancient-rome-assimilated-in-places-and-ideas-of-modern-world/article_1fc394d4-2ad2-11e7-a573-abf6603b1ca8.html

Feature on Hadrian’s Wall:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/fears-fueled-ancient-border-wall-180963025/

Feature on what the Arch of Titus originally looked like:

http://forward.com/fast-forward/370111/stunning-how-the-infamous-arch-of-titus-looked-in-roman-heyday/

Latest on the search for Cleopatra’s tomb:

http://remezcla.com/features/culture/dominican-archaeologist-dramatic-quest-cleopatra-tomb/

An ancient aqueduct on Samos was reopened:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/217941/gallery/ekathimerini/in-images/ancient-aqueduct-restored-and-opened-in-samos

Latin is alive and well in Romania:

http://www.themalaymailonline.com/features/article/in-romania-latin-holds-out
http://www.nation.co.ke/lifestyle/artculture/Keeping-Latin-alive-in-Romania/1954194-3906724-131fy07/

Reactions to a statue of Archimedes in a Hampshire village:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/2017/apr/24/eureka-naked-archimedes-hampshire-ellisfield-statue
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/23/naked-greek-statue-could-distract-drivers-hampshire-village/

Some press coverage of Rome’s birthday celebrations:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/24/c_136232222.htm

More on the Cleveland MoA returning that head of Drusus:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cleveland-museum-art-will-return-stolen-roman-sculpture-italy-180962973/

Brief review of Roberts, *Plague of War*:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/books/review-the-plague-of-war-jennifer-t-roberts-oxford-university-press#survey-answer

Review(ish) of King, *Feast of Sorrow*:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/28/525892896/what-did-ancient-romans-eat-new-novel-serves-up-meals-and-intrigue
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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On Viking longhouses and early burial practices:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-iron-age-viking-longhouses-funerals.html

Evidence that Danish Vikings may have been making their own wine:

https://www.thelocal.dk/20170426/danish-vikings-may-have-made-their-own-wine

A medieval castle find in Poland:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,413952,archaeologists-have-discovered-a-lost-castle-in-the-lower-silesian-wilderness.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5518-170428-castle-iron-working-village

Some WWI training tunnels in Wiltshire:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/24/first-world-war-training-tunnels-and-trenches-discovered-in-wiltshire

Plans to excavate the wreck of the Rooswijk:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/deal/news/shipwreck-from-1740-discovered-124575/

More reactions to Stonehenge tunnel plans:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/25/stonehenge-tunnel-desecration-prehistoric-traffic-jams
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/27/listen-to-the-experts-on-the-stonehenge-tunnel
http://observer.com/2017/04/stonehenge-tunnel-threatens-ancient-monument-future-archaeological-discoveries/

Pondering the Uffington White Horse:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5506-170424-uffington-white-horse

Feature on bog bodies:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/europe-bog-bodies-reveal-secrets-180962770/

Scotland’s oldest concert hall is getting some restoration:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-39745221

They’re fixing up Hurst Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-39716359
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of coverage of a Neolithic (maybe) ‘seashell’ burial from Gua Kepah (spelling varies):

http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/24/gua-kapar-skeleton-could-be-female/
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/04/24/shells-from-prehistoric-burial-site-sent-for-carbon-dating/
http://www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/article/archaeologist-possibly-more-prehistoric-skeletons-in-guar-kepah
http://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/233583/5000-year-old-skeleton-found-guar-kepah
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/25/a-find-that-can-change-history-stone-age-remains-buried-in-seashells-the-first-to-be-found-in-malays/

A pair of 2000 years bp burials from China’s Hunan province:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/28/c_136243995.htm
http://thedailymillbury.com/uncategorized/2000-year-old-tombs-excavated-in-central-china/105481

A 1400 years bp cave inscription in Hebei associated with a Shaolin monk:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/26/c_136237560.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5513-170426-china-master-sengchou

Some Chinese tomb robbers were apparently using feng shui:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2091868/chinese-history-buff-uses-feng-shui-knowledge-raid-ancient-tombs

Suggestion that early Khmers were ‘bookworms’:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-plus/early-khmers-were-bookworms-evident-ancient-libraries

Assorted 19th century finds at the Athenaeum site in New Zealand:

https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/artefacts-uncovered-athenaeum

Feature on the Terracotta Army:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39708249

More on those miniature looms from a Chinese burial:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/wooden-figurines-apos-weave-apos-130100411.html

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Plenty of attention for a controversial claim that humans were in California, some 130 000 years bp (yes, that’s the claimed number of zeroes):

http://www.nature.com/news/controversial-study-claims-humans-reached-americas-100-000-years-earlier-than-thought-1.21886
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-humans-america-years-earlier-thought.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170426143033.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/science/prehistoric-humans-north-america-california-nature-study.html
http://www.livescience.com/58851-humans-occupied-north-america-earlier-than-thought.html
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/earliest-evidence-of-humans-in-the-americas-could-change-everything-if-true https://www.newscientist.com/article/2129042-first-americans-may-have-been-neanderthals-130000-years-ago/
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/neanderthals-california-provocative-study-47032919
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39710311
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/26/could-history-of-humans-in-north-america-be-rewritten-by-broken-mastodon-bones
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/mastodon-fossils-human-colonise-world-pre-historic-understand-history-bones-san-diego-cerutti-a7705246.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/26/525628056/new-evidence-suggests-humans-arrived-in-the-americas-far-earlier-than-thought
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-americas-first-humans-20170426-story.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/mastodon-bone-findings-could-upend-our-understanding-human-history-n751406
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/04/26/archaeology-shocker-study-claims-humans-reached-the-americas-130000-years-ago/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0426/Could-these-mastodon-bones-rewrite-the-history-of-the-Americas
http://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2017/04/26/north-america-earliest-human-study-orig-vstop.cnn
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-bones-spark-fresh-debate-over-first-humans-in-the-americas/

… some good skepticism expressed here:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/mastodons-americas-peopling-migrations-archaeology-science/

… and an attempt to present ‘both sides’:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/analysis-new-study-says-settlers-arrived-americas-130000-years-ago-believe/

… and the ‘political’ side:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/29/were-humans-in-america-100-000-years-before-we-thought.html

Excavating a Mik’maq shell midden in Port Joli:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/southshorebreaker/1462889-unearthing-history-in-port-joli-archaeologists-dig-up-pieces-of-mi%E2%80%99kmaq-cu

Searching for a French shipwreck in Port Royal Sound:

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article146911214.html

Plans to further investigate the HMS Terror:

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/parks-canadas-underwater-archaeology-team-visit-hms-terror-with-government-of-nunavut-and-gjoa-haven-support-team-620714093.html

Potential repatriation item: Poundmaker’s pipe in the British Museum:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/poundmaker-pipe-saskatchewan-british-museum-london-1.4080776

Feature on Hopewell Culture:

http://www.livescience.com/58897-hopewell-culture.html

New Orleans is taking down Confederate monuments:

https://apple.news/Au57Vjbr2ToydwRaewd25EQ

An oak tree associated with George Washington was cut down:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2017/04/25/oak-tree-george-washington/100873208/

Jamestown archaeologists have begun the conservation of the Knight’s Tombstone:

http://wydaily.com/2017/04/21/jamestown-unearthed-archaeologists-begin-conservation-of-knights-tombstone/

… while Bill Kelso has a book out on recent finds:

http://wydaily.com/2017/04/27/jamestown-archaeologist-bill-kelso-releases-new-book-on-recent-discoveries/

More on the discovery of the site of Etzanoa:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/nation/2017/04/24/Its-location-a-mystery-for-centuries-huge-Native-American-city-may-be-found-in-Kansas/stories/201704240076
http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/apr/23/huge-indian-city-found-in-kansas/

More on that Declaration of Independence find in England:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2017/04/24/a-rare-copy-of-the-declaration-of-independence-has-been-found-in-england/

More on Civil War cannonballs from Lawrenceville:

http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2017/04/26/cannonballs-found-lawrenceville/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Overviewish piece on eight years of excavations at Teotihuacan:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/24/mexicos-ancient-city-guards-its-secrets-but-excavation-reveals-new-mysteries

Suggestion that the Colla people may have fled a 15th century Inca invasion:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/treasure-trove-bronze-copper-reveals-incredible-speed-flash-inca-invasion-1618394
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5507-170424-peru-ayawiri-house

A Maya sculpture find from Chiapas:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/locals-stumble-across-ancient-mayan-god-monument-while-clearing-debris-mexico-1618735
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5516-170427-mexico-maya-sculpture

Evidence of bad spines in ancient Peru:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/04/27/in-ancient-peru-archaeologists-find-rare-spinal-condition-and-possible-inbreeding/

More on that recent khipu find/study:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/inca-khipus-code-discovery-peru/
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Some sketchy Egyptian artifacts Florence Nightingale purchased are going on display:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/apr/23/florence-nightingale-egyptian-amulets-world-museum-liverpool

Pondering whether museum directors should have curatorial experience:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/do-museum-directors-need-curatorial-experience/

Pondering the black market in antiquities (again):

http://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2017/04/24/restoring-ethics-antiquities-market-liza-oliver-erich-hatala-matthes

On the ‘Ancient Civilizations Team’ that aims to protect heritage from terrorism:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-civilizations-team-up-to-protect-heritage-from-terrorism/
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=95442

On some medieval medicines:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/04/27/525143152/welcome-to-the-poison-garden-medicines-medieval-roots

Feature on 3000 years of women in science:

http://www.dw.com/en/3000-years-women-in-science/av-38540910

Big treasure legend on an island in the Indian Ocean:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170425-the-island-with-100-million-hidden

Feature on Princess Barbara Jorjadze’s cookbook:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/28/524404924/19th-century-princess-and-cookbook-author-was-also-georgias-first-feminist

English-style drizzle is being implicated in the demise of megafauna:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-english-style-drizzle-ice-age-giants.html

Feature on the Augsburg Book of Miraculous Signs (and related items):

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170421-the-eerie-historical-visions-that-predict-the-apocalypse

On Goya’s ‘mystery illness’:

http://www.livescience.com/58890-goya-mystery-illness-diagnosis.html

Questioning the route of the via Dolorosa:

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/jesus-may-not-have-walked-jerusalem-s-dolorosa-scholars-n746516
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Vermeer:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170425-why-vermeers-paintings-are-less-real-than-we-think
http://www.louvre.fr/en/close-vermeer-masters-genre-painting-golden-age

Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries:

http://www.showonshow.com/rietberg/2017/osiris/index.html

Scythians:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/treasures-of-scythian-tombs-are-coming-to-the-british-museum-/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scythians-are-coming-from-russia-with-love-jk9k2kbs9

Russian Revolution:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/28/c_136241605.htm

Van Gogh:

http://theconversation.com/heres-looking-at-vincent-van-goghs-olive-grove-with-two-olive-pickers-76312
http://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/van-gogh-and-the-seasons/

The NGA has confirmed it has some more stolen idols:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/nga-confirms-four-more-indian-scultpures-have-been-stolen-20170424-gvr5e0.html

Dance will be featured at the Temple of Dendur at the Met:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/arts/dance/dance-off-the-wall-coming-next-season-to-the-met-museum.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new online resource for Scottish prehistoric monuments:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-online-digital-resource-life-scotland.html

Fiddling with radiocarbon dating:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-radiocarbon-dating-postmodern-makeover.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2017/04/28/visit-prehistoric-scotland-with-a-couple-clicks/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA of early hominins can apparently be recovered from cave sediments:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-dna-extinct-humans-cave-sediments.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170427141708.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/snrc-ant042717.php
http://www.livescience.com/58873-dna-from-extinct-humans-photos.html
http://www.livescience.com/58872-neanderthal-dna-found-in-ancient-cave-mud.html
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/researchers-find-dna-from-extinct-humans-in-cave-sediments
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/28/prehistoric-human-dna-found-caves-without-bones-enormous-scientific/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39747326
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/science/ancient-human-dna-cave-dirt.html?_r=0
http://www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scientists-recover-ancient-dna-from-cave-dirt-without-needing-to-find-bones-20170428-gvugro.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-humans-identified-through-dna-left-in-cave-soil
http://m.france24.com/en/20170428-prehistoric-human-dna-found-caves-without-bones
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5519-170428-sediment-hominin-dna
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/new-technique-extracts-dna-from-hominids-preserved-in-sediments

A study of the DNA of Scythian horses:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/fos–shb042117.php
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/science/horses-genetics-domestication-scythians.html?_r=0
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2017/04/28/Ancient-horse-DNA-shows-Scythian-warriors-were-adept-domesticators/stories/201704280151
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-dna-bucks-tale-how-horse-was-tamed
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5520-170428-scythian-horse-genome
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/researchers-study-scythian-horse-breeding

On the DNA of some Franklin expedition members:

http://www.livescience.com/58797-dna-sailors-on-1845-arctic-expedition.html

Latest look at canine DNA:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/25/science/dogs-dna-ancestry.html
http://www.nature.com/news/dog-family-tree-reveals-hidden-history-of-canine-diversity-1.21885
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5515-170427-peruvian-hairless-dog

We now have a barley genome:

http://www.sci-news.com/genetics/barley-genome-04814.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Correlating (apparently) climate change and early human activity at an Algerian site dating to 1.7 million years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-climate-early-human-algerian-site.html

On the threat climate change poses to historic sites:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/26/climate/tasmania-global-warming-shoreline-erosion.html

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Tarsus:

http://www.dailysabah.com/travel/2017/04/29/experience-history-in-the-holy-lands-of-tarsus

Lima:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/27/travel/lima-peru-budget-travel-food-art-surfing.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/04/culture-crime-news-17-23-april-2017.html
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Cambodia recovered some Khmer jewellery:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5504-170424-cambodia-jewelry-repatriated

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n17.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n18.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A symphony inspired by the Voynich manuscript:

http://news.yale.edu/2017/04/24/voynich-symphony-premiere-may-4-woolsey-hall

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2612-audio-news-from-archaeologica-16-april-2017-22-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Anne Pippin Burnett:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-anne-pippin-burnett
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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 19.52 ~ April 23, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, Don Buck, Maureen Fant,
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David Critchley, Rick Heli, David Emery, Richard C. Griffiths,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I
have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Latest attempt to fit homo floresiensis on the hominid family tree:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/anu-ooi042017.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-indonesian-hobbits-revealed.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421084917.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/hobbit-species-did-not-evolve-from-ancestor-of-modern-humans-research-finds
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/real-life-hobbits-early-humans-floresiensis-homo-sapiens-scientists-indonesia-a7694691.html
http://www.iol.co.za/news/science/hobbit-link-to-h-erectus-takes-a-pounding-8769720
http://www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/origins-of-indonesias-flores-hobbits-most-likely-in-africa-and-not-from-java-man-study-claims-20170421-gvptdr.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-22/origin-of-hobbits-finally-uncovered-by-anu-researchers/8463376
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/21/c_136226654.htm
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/scientists-debunk-theory-that-hobbits-were-mans-cousin-1618170
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128483-mystery-human-hobbit-ancestor-may-have-been-first-out-of-africa/
http://www.sciencealert.com/indonesia-s-hobbits-are-far-older-than-we-originally-thought
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/21/the-hobbit-older-lineage/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5501-170421-homo-floresiensis-bones
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/study-reveals-homo-floresiensis-not-descended-from-homo-erectus

A 23 000 years bp ‘Venus figurine’ got a pile of press attention because someone’s throwaway line:

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/stunning-23000-year-old-venus-with-derriere-like-kim-kardashians-unearthed-in-russia/

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this 38 000 years bp rock art from France:

http://www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-discover-38000-year-old-animal-art-585767

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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1000 ushabti and 10 sarcophagi from a 18th Dynasty noble’s tomb in Luxor:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/265161/Heritage/Egyptian-archaeologists-unearth-tomb-of-th-Dynasty.aspx
http://www.livescience.com/58738-tomb-of-mummies-unearthed-at-luxor.html
http://www.livescience.com/58736-photos-mummies-ancient-egypt-cemetery.html
http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/archaeologists-major-discovery-egypt-luxor-170418132642659.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-archaeologists-statues-tomb-egypt-luxor.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39633599
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/18/egypt-discovers-3000-year-old-tomb-nobleman/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/noblemans-tomb-egypt-discovery-nile-luxor-userhat-new-kingdom-judge-a7691996.html
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/archaeologists-find-1000-statues-tomb-egypts-luxor-46860072
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/egypt-discovers-3000-year-old-tomb-of-nobleman/8452084
http://www.smh.com.au/world/egyptians-unearth-3000-year-old-tomb-of-judge-near-luxor-20170419-gvnhwu.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/archaeologists-open-ancient-tomb-find-1000-statues/
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/mummies-discovered-in-ancient-tomb-near-egypts-luxor-145515943.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/3500-year-old-tomb-unearthed-luxor-take-look-incredible-pictures-mummies-sarcophagi-1617776
http://www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-archaeologists-unearth-18th-dynasty-tomb-964462
http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/mummies-discovered-in-ancient-tomb-near-egypts-luxor/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-discovery-idUSKBN17K1VW?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
http://www.westernmassnews.com/story/35174800/archaeologists-find-1000-statues-in-tomb-in-egypts-luxor
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/ancient-egypt-mummies-statues-luxor-discovery/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5491-170418-luxor-tomb-ou-sarhat

… maybe it’s only six sarcophagi:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/04/18/new-major-tomb-containing-six-mummies-and-artifacts-unearthed-in-luxor/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/4105/18th-Dynasty-Pharaonic-tomb-reveals-350-more-statutes http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/video-350-additional-artifacts-found-newly-excavated-luxor-cemetery
http://artdaily.com/news/95304/Egyptian-archaeological-team-discovers-mummies-in-ancient-tomb-near-Egypt-s-Luxor

… or maybe eight:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/middleeast/egypt-tombs-mummies/index.html
http://www.sfgate.com/news/media/Archaeologists-discover-3-500-year-old-tombs-in-829344.php
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/eight-mummies-and-other-treasures-found-in-luxor-tomb-bonanza
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/18/actualidad/1492528157_358652.html

… and there are hopes it will boost tourism:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/egypt-discovers-3000-year-old-tomb-of-nobleman/8452084

A colossal statue of Ramses II has been restored:

http://timesofoman.com/article/107397/World/Middle-East/Egypt-unveils-giant-restored-statue-of-Ramses-II
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/20/world/science-health-world/egypt-unveils-giant-restored-statue-ramses-ii/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/egypt-unveils-restored-75-ton-ancient-collossus-statue-ramses-ii-930875
http://english.aawsat.com/waleed-abdul-rahman/lifestyle-culture/egypt-unveils-restored-statue-ramses-ii

Pondering the origins of Hathor:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.783982

On the ‘legend of the mummy’:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170420-where-does-the-legend-of-the-mummy-come-from

More wondering whether Egypt should sell artifacts to help its economy:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/egypt-national-treasures-sale-tourism-crisis-investment.html

More on Zahi Hawass’ latest activities:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/un-honors-egyptologist-zahi-hawass-being-appointed-ambassador-culture-and-antiquities

A Killia idol is coming to auction:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-anatolian-statuette-of-abundance-seeks-record-at-new-york-auction-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=112157&NewsCatID=375

That ‘comet inscription’ from Gobekli Tepe is back in the news:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/21/ancient-stone-carvings-confirm-comet-struck-earth-10950bc-wiping/
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1088616/offbeat

More on that ‘buried city’ find in Iran:

http://plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SEO=iran-archaeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-city

Some illegal diggers were caught in the Beit Keshet Forest:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228290

ISIL made an attack on St Catherine’s Monastery this week:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/18/524610884/gunmen-attack-popular-religious-tourism-site-in-sinai
https://apnews.com/ecf9dd48c08d4d548f190c8cb15f5226/Islamic-State-claims-attack-on-Egypt-police-checkpoint

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plans to probe a Hellenistic/Roman era pyramid at Khirbet Midras:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-to-probe-ancient-pyramid-in-judean-hills/
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4949880,00.html

Remains of a Roman aqueduct under the via Praenestina:

http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/04/16/news/roma_alla_prenestina_riaffora_l_acquedotto_appio-163075536/

A recently-discovered mosaic from Uzes was removed this week (by archaeologists) and people aren’t happy:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/removal-of-a-rare-roman-mosaic-in-southern-france-enflames-local-conservation-groups-/

They’re looking for the missing portions of that ‘Gypsy girl’ mosaic:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/20/initiative-to-return-missing-pieces-from-gypsy-girl-mosaic-in-turkeys-gaziantep

A Roman villa associated somehow with Marcus Aurelius from Kibyratis:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.783703
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/roman-emperors-2000-year-old-summer-palace-discovered-turkey-1617195
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/18/2000-year-old-roman-summer-home-discovered-in-southern-turkey

I think we’ve mentioned this Roman road find in Israel:

http://www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp?ad=article&ArticleId=28535

Plans to continue digging at the Amphipolis tomb:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/24796-greek-culture-minister-excavations-in-amphipolis-will-resume.html

What C. Brian Rose is up to:

http://udreview.com/the-homeric-allure-archaeological-findings-on-the-trojan-war/

Feature on Peter Brown:

http://www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2017/04/peter-brown-late-antiquity

What Rebecca Kerns is up to:

http://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/32986/

On the allure of speaking Latin:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/black-men-speaking-latin-1492469886

On Classics at Monmouth:

http://www.reviewatlas.com/news/20170420/monmouth-college-at-center-of-classics

Hype for a documentary about Baiae:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2017/04/20/underwater-pompeii-of-baia-featured-in-documentary_28ed8d5f-6372-41eb-aed8-36ee5c4bc7fe.html

A rock opera about Nero is causing problems in Rome:

http://roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/04/21/news/titolo_non_esportato_da_hermes_-_id_articolo_6696746-163509761/?refresh_ce

A ‘hidden’ Michelangelo drawing of Cleopatra has gone on display:

https://guardian.ng/art/hidden-michelangelo-drawing-goes-on-show-in-rome/

A marathon reading of the Odyssey at the College of the Holy Cross:

http://www.telegram.com/news/20170419/epic-tale-entire-odyssey-read-at-holy-cross-to-benefit-refugees
https://news.holycross.edu/blog/2017/04/21/holy-cross-takes-on-sirens-and-cyclopes-with-marathon-reading-of-the-odyssey/

This was one of the first ‘repatriation stories’ after wwii:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/217722/article/ekathimerini/life/the-world-war-ii-adventures-of-an-ancient-lady

Regular maintenance in store for Pompeii:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/the-man-leading-the-restoration-of-pompeii/

This week’s idiot vandalism was inflicted on a Roman sarcophagus in Poundbury:

http://www.blackmorevale.co.uk/roman-sarcophagus-wrecked-by-vandals/story-30283044-detail/story.html
http://www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15239072.ANGRY_AND_DISAPPOINTED__Archaeologist_speaks_out_over_vandalism_of__priceless__Roman_sarcophagus/

Greece has recognized ‘paganism’ as a religion:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/04/20/greek-state-recognizes-paganism-as-religion/

On a church that was never built in the Colosseum:

http://www.romereports.com/2017/04/13/the-history-of-the-church-that-was-never-built-inside-the-colosseum

On the assassination of Julius Caesar and its effects:

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2017/04/mary-beard-how-caesar-s-murder-set-template-political-assassination

Daniel Mendelsohn remember his father:

http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/a-father-and-sons-final-odyssey

James Romm on ‘updating’ Homer:

http://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/a-misguided-impulse-to-update-the-greek-classics?intcid=mod-latest

More on the search for Caligula’s ships:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/23/the-search-for-caligula-s-sunken-orgy-ship.html

Interesting infographic on volcanic activity in Italy:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-cross/2017/04/14/dae63c1a-1fa8-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html

Feature on Ronald Syme:

http://elpaissemanal.elpais.com/documentos/ronald-syme/
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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I think we were just beginning to get coverage of the find of the burials of five archbishops of Canterbury last week:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39613462
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/16/remains-of-five-archbishops-discovered-near-lambeth-palace-canterbury
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/archbishops-canterbury-remains-tomb-church-lambeth-st-mary-john-bancroft-garden-museum-a7686546.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/remains-five-missing-archbishops-canterbury-found-accident/
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/tombs-of-five-former-archbishops-of-canterbury-located-underneath-church-35627429.html
http://www.theage.com.au/world/secret-tomb-of-five-archbishops-found-under-deconsecrated-medieval-london-church-20170417-gvm4a7.html
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/hole-accidentally-cut-in-u-k-museum-floor-reveals-stairs-to-hidden-tomb-of-five-archbishops
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/builders-find-remains-five-archbishops-canterbury-180962920/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5492-170418-lambeth-archbishop-vault

A burial of a medieval priest with a head injury of some sort from Thornton Abbey:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/16/mysterious-grave-medieval-priest-uncovered-lincolnshire/
http://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/exciting-medieval-find-at-thornton-abbey/story-30275150-detail/story.html
http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-archaeologists-discover-medieval-priest-in-elaborate-grave-700-years-after-his-death-1-8496353
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/hell-on-earth-yorkshire-academics-reveal-secrets-of-medieval-grave-1-8496336
http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/8203-archaeology-team-discover-700-year-old-remains-of-medieval-priest-at-thornton-abbey/story-30275460-detail/story.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5493-170418-thornton-abbey-coffin

Pathways in Kensington Gardens were apparently aligned to the solstice:

http://www.livescience.com/58706-solstice-alignments-discovered-peter-pan-gardens.html

Reconstructing the diet of Napoleon’s Grand Army:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/18/food-for-thought-reconstructing-the-diet-of-napoleons-grand-army

A section of the Bristol Old Vic theatre wall was exposed:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-39622017

Plans to excavate a Dutch ship near Kent:

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/business/dutch-ship-which-sank-on-goodwin-sands-in-1740-to-be-partially-excavated-in-kent-this-summer-1-4984835

A suspicious fire at a 16th century home in Dorset:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dorset-fire-stately-home-16th-century-suspicious-parnham-house-a7685411.html

More on 13 000 years bp dental work:

http://www.livescience.com/58722-earliest-dental-fillings-ice-age-skeleton.html
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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5000+ bp burials from Penang are causing some excitement:

http://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/232088/5000-year-old-skeleton-discovered-guar-kepah-construction-site
http://www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/20/stone-age-finds-thrill-researchers/
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/nation/2017/04/19/ancient-bones-found-at-penangs-stone-age-site/
http://www.todayonline.com/world/asia/prehistoric-human-skeleton-found-penang-neolithic-site
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5495-170419-malaysia-neolithic-bones

Model looms from a 2100 years bp tomb from China:

http://www.livescience.com/58741-tiny-looms-discovered-in-chinese-tomb.html
http://www.livescience.com/58740-photos-tiny-chinese-looms.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5496-170419-china-model-looms

An 1100 years bp inscription from a temple floor in India:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/1100-year-old-inscription-unearthed-from-floor-of-tiruvannamalai-temple/articleshow/58212372.cms
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5500-170420-india-arunachaleswarar-inscription

Another suggestion for the origin of skiing:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/sports/skiing/skiing-china-cave-paintings.html

Feature on some Saka stone houses from Kazakhstan:

http://astanatimes.com/2017/04/saka-stone-houses-in-central-kazakhstan-shed-light-on-kazakh-nomadic-culture-archaeologist-says/

More concerns for petroglyphs in Australia:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/apr/21/worlds-largest-collection-of-rock-art-at-risk-australian-senators-told

Elsewhere, at the Rainbow Cave site:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/managing-and-protecting-waljin-mia-rainbow-cave-a-sacred-cultural-place

More on the origins of Mongolia’s horse culture:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/shedding-new-light-on-origins-of-mongolias-nomadic-horse-culture

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of 2000 bp dwellings in downtown Phoenix:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/developers-of-downtown-phoenix-frys-find-prehistoric-homes-during-dig-9247406

Archaeologists may have found the pre-Columbian settlement of Cecomocomoco:

http://hppr.org/post/long-lost-native-american-city-discovered-south-central-kansas
http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article144968264.html
http://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article145026439.html
http://www.newser.com/story/241427/archaeologist-says-hes-found-great-lost-city-in-kansas.html
http://nypost.com/2017/04/18/teen-accidentally-helps-discover-lost-16th-century-civilization/
http://www.thebaynet.com/articles/0417/archaeologists-may-have-found-indian-village.html

A pemmican production camp from Montana:

http://westerndigs.org/centuries-old-pemmican-making-camp-uncovered-in-montana/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5497-170419-montana-pemmican-production

A ‘new’ parchment of the Declaration of Independence has turned up in England:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/arts/a-new-parchment-declaration-of-independence-surfaces-head-scratching-ensues.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/22/precious-declaration-independence-copy-discovered-chichester/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/21/declaration-of-independence-sussex-england-rare

Some early photos of Yellowstone National Park:

http://www.livescience.com/58710-early-yellowstone-national-park-photos.html

Conserving the Knight’s tombstone from Jamestown:

http://wydaily.com/2017/04/21/jamestown-unearthed-archaeologists-begin-conservation-of-knights-tombstone/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5503-170421-jamestown-knights-tomb

Studying the ‘stone fleet’ off South Carolina:

http://www.islandpacket.com/news/local/community/beaufort-news/article146031164.html

Concerns for burials at Louisbourg:

http://www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/2017/4/20/erosion-threatens-burial-ground-at-fortress-louisbourg.html

Concerns that fracking might endanger Chaco Canyon sites:

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art/frack-and-ruin-archaeologists-fear-drilling-could-obliterate-chaco-connections/article_e8d22fee-ef6c-5fc5-aeee-70ccbadeddac.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature (it might be a discovery) on Incan khipus:

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/409788/st-andrews-academic-reveals-secrets-of-ancient-incan-talking-knots/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/inca-khipus-code-discovery-peru/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/19/khipu-code-inca-language/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5502-170421-peru-logosyllabic-khipus

Honours for Heather Hurst:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/673406/?sc=rsln
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On the history of wedding cake:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/18/523787236/eat-now-or-forever-hold-your-piece-the-layered-history-of-wedding-cake

Another feature on crucifixion:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-cross/2017/04/14/dae63c1a-1fa8-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html

Studying the height of English folk over a couple of millennia:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-highs-lows-englishman-average-height.html

A ‘chemical threat’ to paintings:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/acs-twc042017.php

Pondering ‘Paradise Lost’:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170419-why-paradise-lost-is-one-of-the-worlds-most-important-poems

On paintings of the Rhine:

http://www.dw.com/en/art-meets-nature-on-the-rhine/a-38534088

Medieval antibiotic hopes:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/medieval-medical-books-could-hold-recipe-new-antibiotics-180962947/

Feature on the Reformation:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/19/actualidad/1492606977_908306.html

Conserving the Last Supper:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/20/actualidad/1492685097_675928.html

More evidence regarding the Armenian Genocide:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/world/europe/armenian-genocide-turkey.html

Review of Devlin, *Finding Fibonnaci*:

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/04/19/review-keith-devlin-finding-fibonacci-quest-rediscover-forgotten-mathematical

Review of Cline, *Three Stones Make a Wall*:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431210-700-raiders-of-the-lost-phone/#038;%23038;%23038;campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-

Review of Roper, *Martin Luther*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/books/review/martin-luther-renegade-and-prophet-lyndal-roper.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Caravaggio:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39590447

Utamaro:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/three-large-masterpieces-reunited-for-the-first-time/2017/04/14/a3be6aae-1ad6-11e7-855e-4824bbb5d748_story.html

Age of Empires:

http://artdaily.com/news/95283/Exhibition-at-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art-features–more-than-160-ancient-Chinese-works-of-art

Chinese Emperors:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/22/c_136227267.htm

Pompeii:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/escape-from-pompeii-australian-national-maritime-museum/news-story/4321aa06ca2c7d198694dd8a6e05d246

Feature on the Temple of Dendur at the Met:

http://www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatorial-departments/egyptian-art/temple-of-dendur-50

Feature on Hartwig Fischer:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-twinkly-eyed-german-in-charge-of-britains-treasure-6q7cgtlpl

… related:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mummy-s-the-word-for-british-museum-revamp-dcdqbhpjf
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THE TECHY SIDE
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I think we had this facial reconstruction of a woman from a Thai rock shelter last week:

http://www.livescience.com/58705-stone-age-woman-had-modern-face.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-the-stone-age-woman-with-a-modern-looking-face/
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-woman-tham-lod-late-pleistocene.html
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/late-pleistocene-woman-from-tham-lod-thailand-the-influence-of-today-on-a-face-from-the-past/E8831252A362F2646CCFA07E9ACD4351

Dating San rock art:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-technique-shows-san-rock-art-5000-years-old-180962948/

Recreating ancient monuments in VR:

http://www.smh.com.au/technology/smartphone-apps/the-melbourne-archeologist-on-a-mission-to-recreate-ancient-monuments-in-vr-20170414-gvl6yt.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dingos have the most interesting genome, apparently:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dingo-wins-worlds-most-interesting-genome-competition-180962922/
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Geoglyphs:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/five-planets-most-mysterious-geoglyphs-180962917/

Bali:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/20/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-bali-indonesia.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

Carrizo Plain:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170411-the-california-land-where-no-one-can-live

Madain Saleh:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170418-saudi-arabias-silent-desert-city
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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/04/culture-crime-news-10-16-april-2017.html

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The Cleveland Museum of Art returned a portrait of Drusus to Italy:

http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2017/04/cleveland_museum_of_art_return_2.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-bust-repatriated-cleveland-museum-929615

The Boston Public Library is returning a bunch of coins and other items:

http://www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2017/04/boston_public_library_returnin.html

I suspect we’ll be hearing more about the Guelph Treasure case:

http://www.dw.com/en/nazi-looted-art-claim-sets-new-test-for-germany/a-38485849

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NUMISMATICA
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Those gold coins in the piano were declared treasure:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-39655769
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/20/gold-sovereign-hoard-found-college-piano-declared-treasure
http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/04/gold-piano-hoard-declared-treasure-in-united-kingdom.html
http://news.sky.com/story/mystery-surrounds-treasure-trove-of-gold-coins-hidden-in-piano-in-shropshire-10844026
https://www.abqjournal.com/990635/who-stashed-gold-inside-a-british-piano-its-a-mystery-2.html
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/article/Mystery-surrounds-rightful-owners-of-gold-coins-hoard-hidden-in-piano-58c240ba-1d2b-4155-942b-8b46d43c0885-ds
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/coroner-to-decide-if-stash-of-sovereigns-found-in-old-piano-is-treasure-35637923.html

Some medieval coins turned up in a ‘community dig’ in Erpingham:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/medieval-coins-unearthed-during-community-dig-in-erpingham-1-4977881

Feature on coins from the Jewish War:

http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-coinage-of-the-jewish-war/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n16.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n17.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A contest to create companion pieces to Shakespeare:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/theater/american-shakespeare-center-to-commission-38-modern-riffs.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

What Emma Rice is up to:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/theater/emma-rice-shakespeares-globe-director-letter-to-successor.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Amazing Grace:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/theater/amazing-grace-musical-museum-of-the-bible-washington.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2611-audio-news-from-archaeologica-9-april-2017-15-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Dai Morgan Evans:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/17/dai-morgan-evans-obituary

David French:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/20/david-french-obituary
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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 19.51 ~ April 16, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, Kris Curry, David Critchley,
Rick Heli, David Emery, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent
for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

… lots of repeats this week
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Another feature on Otzi:

https://daily.jstor.org/the-unsolved-case-of-otzi-the-iceman/

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AFRICA
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I think we mentioned this 5000 years bp rock art from South Africa:

http://www.livescience.com/58684-bushmen-painted-earliest-rock-art-southern-africa.html
http://www.livescience.com/58689-photos-oldest-rock-art-in-southern-africa.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Greco-Roman artifacts from a construction site in Alexandria:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/262915/Heritage/GrecoRoman/GraecoRoman-artefacts-discovered-at-future-Alexand.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com//news/photos-artifacts-discovered-gustav-aegeon-villa-alexandria
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5486-170413-greco-roman-egypt

More on that Ameny Qemau pyramid:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/2nd-pyramid-bearing-pharaoh-ameny-165800820.html
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/remains-of-ancient-pyramid-found-in-egypt-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=111591&NewsCatID=375

Zahi Hawass gets busier:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/zahi-hawas-be-un-ambassador-global-cultural-heritage

Explaining the ten plagues:

http://www.livescience.com/58638-science-of-the-10-plagues.html

Feature on that statue of Idrimi:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3500-year-old-syrian-refugee-also-one-archaeologys-most-important-finds-180962843/

Concerns for a ziggurat in Iraq:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/iraq-ziggurat-nowruz-kassites-babylon-hittites.html

Latest from Catal Huyuk:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mystery-of-catalhoyuks-early-structures-to-be-solved-soon-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=111845&NewsCatID=375

More on sandstorms revealing a site in Iran:

http://www.archaeology.org/5483-170412-iran-sandstorm-fahraj

Suggestion that a tsunami may have hit Israel some 2800 years bp:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.782460

More on the Temple Mount Sifting Project and that Egyptian finger:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-bid-for-survival-archaeologists-point-to-egyptian-finger-from-temple-mount/
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Temple-Mount-Sifting-Project-finds-finger-from-ancient-Egyptian-statue-486630
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/4/10/finger-from-egyptian-statue-found-in-temple-mount-excavation

More on that Jerusalem virtual reality app:

http://www.livescience.com/58566-ancient-jerusalem-reconstructed-in-virtual-reality-app.html

More on possible evidence for King Solomon’s Mines:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/king-solomon-mines-bible-timna-dung/

A response to the suggestion that Hebrew was the first alphabet:

http://asorblog.org/2017/04/14/response-douglas-petrovichs-hebrew-language-behind-worlds-first-alphabet/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAsorBlog+%28The+ASOR+Blog%29

The Smithsonian is getting involved with ISIL-related antiquities:

http://www.govexec.com/management/2017/04/state-department-teams-smithsonian-rescue-isis-harmed-antiquities/136960/

Pondering the future of Nimrud:

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/reduced-rubble-isis-archaeologists-see-new-day-ancient-city-nimrud/

OpEd on ISIL’s impact on Iraqi sites:

http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/ISIS-crimes-scarred-Iraqi-history-and-landscape-486838

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A Bronze Age dwelling from Slovakia:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5437-170407-slovakia-bronze-age

The earliest structures from Nea Paphos:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5487-170413-cyprus-nea-paphos

Construction work revealed a section of Rome’s oldest aqueduct:

https://www.thelocal.it/20170406/metro-workers-have-accidentally-discovered-romes-oldest-aqueduct

Latest from Verulamium:

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/15217172.Roman_remains_discovered_in_Verulamium_Park/
http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/new-roman-ruins-discovered-underneath-verulamium-park-in-st-albans-1-4973463
http://www.bobfm.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeologists-make-fresh-discoveries-about-the-ancient-hertfordshire-city-of-verulamium/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5479-170411-england-verulamium-floor

Looking for Roman remains in Dales:

http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/15215480.Hunt_launched_for_Romans_in_Dales/

Feature on a site associated with Marcus Aurelius in Kibyratis:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.783703

There is a Greek item in a Mongolian burial [see the Asia section for more on the burial]:

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/12388/20170413/ancient-silk-cover-body-excavated-inner-mongolia-cemetery.htm

Italy is showing off a pile of the Metro C finds:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-ancient-rome-treasures-subway.html
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/11943/20170410/mysterious-world-of-ancient-romes-hidden-treasure.htm

… and a pair of recently-found kouroi have gone on display in Chios:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/04/10/kour%CE%BFi-found-on-chios-displayed-at-chios-archaeological-museum/

… and we should mention Roman noses:

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/04/14/517941/Nasothek-Copenhagen

Reconstruction of the Arch of Titus:

https://www.yu.edu/cis/activities/arch-of-titus

Feature on an innovation associated with the Library of Alexandria:

http://time.com/4730810/first-card-catalog/

Looking at Rome’s borders in Britain:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/hard-or-soft-borders-the-roman-experience-in-britain.htm

Another feature on Crossrail finds:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/tunnel-the-archaeology-of-crossrail.htm

On damnatio memoriae:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/04/11/how-do-you-damn-the-memory-of-a-roman-emperor/

On female gladiators:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/04/12/female-gladiators-were-a-part-of-the-lure-of-the-roman-arena-too/

It was Classics Day at the College of the Holy Cross:

http://news.holycross.edu/blog/2017/04/10/photo-gallery-togas-and-ancient-texts-take-over-holy-cross/

What Kristina Killgrove is up to:

http://news.uwf.edu/professor-receives-neh-summer-stipend-to-study-skeletal-remains-in-italy/

… and semi-related:

http://news.uwf.edu/society-for-american-archaeology-to-honor-uwf-professor-for-public-education/

Interview with Natalie Haynes:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/natalie-haynes-interview-how-she-combines-a-love-of-the-classics-with-standup-20170407-gvfws7.html

What Liz Young is up to:

http://thewellesleynews.com/2017/04/15/embracing-unconventionality-professor-liz-young-encourages-students-to-reshape-classical-studies/

What Antonis Makrinos is up to:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/04/14/talking-homeric-heroes-cinema/

Victor Nuovo on Plato’s Republic:

http://www.addisonindependent.com/201704victor-nuovo-platos-republic-nutshell

Some Nero revisionism:

http://www.dw.com/en/rethinking-nero-part-1/av-38321780

Classical influences in ‘Prison Break’:

http://screenrant.com/prison-break-homers-odyssey-explained/

Another idiot tourist charged for scratching their name on the Colosseum:

http://www.startribune.com/ecuadoran-tourist-cited-for-writing-names-on-roman-colosseum/419146534/
http://www.dailyastorian.com/ecuadoran-tourist-cited-for-writing-names-on-roman-colosseum-da-ap-webfeeds-news-nation-world632d8fa4c0f0445cabcb3542842190f0
http://azdailysun.com/news/world/ecuadoran-tourist-cited-for-writing-names-on-roman-colosseum/article_ac951953-adf8-5218-963f-274534688fa0.html

More on Roman remains beneath the A1:

http://www.livescience.com/58587-roman-settlement-discovered-beneath-england-road.html

More on ‘concession stands’ at Carnuntum:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-concession-stands-shops-found-165700908.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-roman-gladiator-arena-concession-stand-shops-found/

More on the search for Caligula’s ‘cruise ship’:

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs/hunt-begins-wreck-ancient-royal-cruise-ship
http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/caligulas-pleasure-boat/8429476
http://www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/science/the-search-for-caligula-s-third-pleasure-ship-resumes-in-italy/article/489960

More on that purported Ptolemy tomb on Cyprus:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/30/c_136171749.htm

More on that Roman tunnel in Hatay:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/10/ancient-roman-tunnel-in-turkeys-hatay-to-attract-tourists

More on the finds from Uzes:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=95160
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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Skydstrup woman also apparently travelled pretty far in the Bronze Age:

http://sciencenordic.com/another-female-bronze-age-icon-now-known-have-travelled-across-europe

Remains of five ‘lost’ archbishops of Canterbury have been found:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-39613462

I think we mentioned this Iron Age chariot burial from Pocklington:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15193688.Iron_Age_chariot_burial/

…. And this 1000 years bp toy Viking boat from Norway:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/1000-year-old-toy-viking-boat-unearthed/

Not sure if we mentioned these 800 medieval burials from an Irish hillfort site:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/800-medieval-bodies-found-during-hillfort-dig-446670.html

Study suggests that some Viking swords may have been decorative:

http://www.livescience.com/58654-viking-sword-scans-reveal-norse-culture.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/scans-of-viking-swords-reveal-a-slice-of-norse-culture/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5482-170412-viking-swords-analyzed

Moles are digging up things at an Iron Age hillfort site:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr/14/tumps-of-tunnelling-moles-reveal-the-past

On the sounds of Stonehenge:

http://www.reuters.com/article/britain-tech-stonehenge-idUSL3N1HJ3X9?feedType=RSS&feedName=technologySector

Plans to excavate the ‘Invincible’ at Portsmouth next month:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-39526903

On the ‘blue helmets’ working at saving Italy’s damaged art:

http://www.dw.com/en/art-blue-helmets-rescue-italys-treasures-from-the-rubble/g-38350123

More on Ice Age dentistry:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-ancient-teeth-evidence-ice-age.html
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127300-oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/archaeologists-root-out-worlds-oldest-fillings-dgn6xt3fr
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5476-170410-tooth-bitumen-filling
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-find-filling-made-stone-age-dentist-180962845/

More on when herders reached the high alps:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5480-170411-switzerland-alpine-pasture
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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An interesting silk-covered Mongolian burial:

http://www.livescience.com/58630-ancient-cemetery-found-inner-mongolia.html
http://www.livescience.com/58628-silk-road-cemetery-photos.html
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/12388/20170413/ancient-silk-cover-body-excavated-inner-mongolia-cemetery.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5478-170411-mongolia-yellow-silk

… while a sixth century Turkik woman’s grave goods have been analyzed:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5484-170412-mongolia-turkik-artifacts

Tracing the history of Mongolian horse culture:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/mpif-pcs041117.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-precision-chronology-mongolia-nomadic-horse.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411130816.htm
http://www.tol.org/client/article/26847-mongolia-horses-carbon-dating-archeology-prehistory.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5481-170412-mongolia-horse-culture

… and studying Mongolian reindeer herder camps:

http://www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2017/04/uw-scientist-explores-archaeological-record-by-studying-mongolian-reindeer-herder-camps.html
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/article_4047f09c-63ba-5938-8abe-a0aaa0e38411.html

I think we mentioned these 13 tombs found in Tibet:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/05/c_136184618.htm

… and I think we mentioned this 1100 years bp Siberian mummy with ‘Adidas boots’ a while back:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/ancient-mummy-with-1100-year-old-adidas-boots-died-after-she-was-struck-on-the-head/

Feature on the terracotta army:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170411-the-army-that-conquered-the-world

China has come out with its top ten sites of 2016 list:

http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2017/04-13/126766.shtml
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-04/13/content_28909922.htm
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2017-04/15/content_40626956.htm

More on colonial finds from New Zealand:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5432-170406-new-zealand-artifacts

More on that 30 000 years bp jewellery from Sulawesi:

http://www.theage.com.au/world/prehistoric-jewellery-found-in-indonesian-cave-challenges-view-early-humans-less-advanced-20170405-gvecxi.html
http://observer.com/2017/04/30000-year-old-indonesian-ice-age-art-reveals-clues-ancient-human-culture/
http://www.alamogordonews.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2017/04/04/ancient-jewelry-indonesia-di

scovery/100024394/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

More on that ‘legendary sunken treasure’ from the Minjiang River:

http://www.ecns.cn/2017/04-14/253486.shtml
http://english.cctv.com/2017/04/14/ARTIwFQARyiSqLaZKqMaJRQN170414.shtml

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 14 000 years bp mammoth tusk from Alaska:

http://www.ktuu.com/content/news/A-mammoth-discovery–419183354.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5444-170410-alaska-mammoth-tusk

More on that 14 000 years bp site on Triquet Island:

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/discovery-of-14000yearold-settlement-in-canada-could-rewrite-north-american-history/
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/04/10/ancient-village-found-canada-orig-vstop.cnn
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5416-170330-canada-first-americans

Tools from New Brunswick are now thought to date to 12 700 years bp:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/artifacts-new-brunswick-1.4068145?cmp=rss
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5485-170413-canada-stone-tools

Latest on those hunting sites found in Lake Huron ages ago:

http://news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/2017/04/14/prehistoric-hunting-grounds-found-deep-in-lake-huron/

Digging an endangered midden in South Carolina:

http://www.postandcourier.com/news/last-ditch-digs-make-new-finds-at-endangered-and-collapsing/article_077ba2a6-205d-11e7-a68e-8f0857776dd1.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5489-170414-south-carolina-shell-mound

A Hohokam site from Arizona:

http://science.kjzz.org/content/458763/hohokam-farm-found-site-future-phoenix-frys

Evidence of bedbugs from an Oregon cave site:

http://westerndigs.org/worlds-oldest-bed-bugs-found-in-oregon-cave-where-ancient-americans-slept/

Remains from Syracuse’s early salt industry:

http://www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf/2017/04/rare_piece_of_syracuses_long-lost_salt_industry_uncovered.html

Suggestion that the Puebloans were harvesting macaw feathers:

http://www.nature.com/news/prehistoric-native-americans-farmed-macaws-in-feather-factories-1.21803
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/prehistoric-americans-may-have-farmed-macaws-in-feather-factories/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5439-170410-southwest-pueblo-macaws

Reconstructing Puebloan food webs:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/ps-fwe040617.php
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/10/Archaeologists-untangle-the-complex-food-webs-of-the-Ancestral-Puebloans/5811491837653/
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/reconstructing-ancestral-pueblo-food-webs

What Metin Eren is up to:

http://www.ohio.com/news/local/ksu-professor-digs-into-teaching-innovative-research-skills-in-archaeology-1.760840

Plans to rebury the remains of Massasoit Ousamequin:

http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/us/article/Wampanoag-chief-who-signed-treaty-with-Pilgrims-11073535.php
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5490-170414-rhode-island-wampanoag

Review of Watson, *Ice Ghosts*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/books/review/ice-ghosts-franklin-expedition-paul-watson.html

Some WWI items (each different):

http://www.npr.org/2017/04/07/523044253/during-world-war-i-u-s-government-propaganda-erased-german-culture?sc=ipad&f=1001
http://observer.com/2017/04/100-year-anniversary-world-war-one/
http://news.yale.edu/2017/04/07/100-years-ago-commemoration-world-war-i-yale-historian-paul-kennedy
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39543757 (Vimy centenary)
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on that palace complex from Palenque:

http://www.pnas.org/content/114/15/3805.abstract.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/ancient-ruins-point-to-the-origins-of-american-state-power/

Learning from slave wrecks on St Thomas:

http://stthomassource.com/content/2017/04/14/slave-wrecks-offer-clues-about-difficult-history/

Feature on Percy Fawcett:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/04/12/the-hero-of-the-lost-city-of-z-was-no-hero/
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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OpEd on the popularity of archaeology:

https://inews.co.uk/opinion/interest-archaeology-never-stronger-neither-threats-future/

… and one on what archaeology is:

http://www.chieftain.com/cef3deaa-798a-5269-9a1c-44579612d314.html

… and on power and politics in American archaeology:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/10/the-politics-and-power-of-american-archaeology

A silk tunic associated with St Ambrose has been restored:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-long-awaited-valuable-silk-tunic.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411090153.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uob-lrf041117.php

Theorizing about black holes in the 18th century:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-black-holes-theorized-18th-century.html

On the ancient trade in (decorative) ostrich eggs:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412091226.htm

… and reuniting parts of a Faberge egg:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-faberge-egg-reunited-texas.html

A Jules Verne time capsule:

http://www.writerswrite.com/archaeologists-discover-possible-jules-verne-time-capsule-41320171
https://www.bustle.com/p/jules-vernes-time-capsule-was-just-discovered-by-archeologists-in-france-51282

Trying to change the image of Mary Magdalene:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/on-easter-mary-magdalene-will-be-maligned-as-a-prostitute-except-she-wasnt/2017/04/13/4e5d502a-2067-11e7-be2a-3a1fb24d4671_story.html

Pondering the wine served at the Last Supper:

http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/04/14/What-wine-did-Jesus-drink-at-the-Last-Supper/stories/201704140164

… and whether Pontius Pilate was responsible for Jesus’ death:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/04/12/hechos/1491984788_222777.html

On the ‘revolution’ of the ‘razor and blades’ model of marketing:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-39132802

On the history of female pirates:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/swashbuckling-history-women-pirates-180962874/?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=socialmedia

Searching for the origins of the fava bean:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/wios-iso040917.php

What we can learn from Botticelli’s Venus:

http://www.wbur.org/artery/2017/04/14/venus-mfa-botticelli

More on prehistoric cannibalism:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/06/prehistoric-cannibalism-not-just-driven-by-hunger-study-reveals

Only because we think the word Pompeii is applied to way too many sites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39565764

On the history of maize:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37999506

Review of Roper, *Martin Luther*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/books/review/martin-luther-renegade-and-prophet-lyndal-roper.html?_r=0

… and assorted Reformation stories:

http://www.dw.com/en/top-stories/500-years-of-the-reformation/s-30092
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Veronese in Murano:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/design/italian-art-make-american-debut-at-the-frick.html

Native American Art:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/arts/design/native-american-treasures-head-to-the-met-this-time-as-american-art.html

Roman Cavalry:

http://www.shieldsgazette.com/news/special-hadrian-s-cavalry-exhibition-launched-at-arbeia-roman-fort-in-south-shields-1-8484828
http://www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/new-exhibition-looks-at-legacy-of-roman-empire-s-cavalry-1-8492432

Pompeii:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/04/10/pompeii-exhibit-narrates-cultures_8b2e4c68-0ed8-40b4-bba4-79563dc2f980.html

Egyptian Mummies:

http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-community/article/2086753/egyptian-mummies-british-museum-go-display-hong

Age of Empires:

http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/age-of-empires

Botticelli:

http://www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/botticelli-masterpieces-make-us-debut-at-bostons-museum-of-fine-arts,504290
http://www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/blog/2017/04/14/botticelli-mfa/

Ancient Iran:

http://www.dw.com/en/how-iran-became-a-cradle-of-civilization/a-38414704
http://www.dw.com/en/iran-a-cradle-of-civilization/g-38413585

Feature on the Elling Eide Center:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/us/elling-eide-library-sarasota-florida-chinese-literature.html

The Israel Museum is looking for a director:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/design/israel-museum-director-eran-neuman.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone

The Museum of the American Revolution will open soon:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/museum-of-the-american-revolution-opens-in-philadelphia/2017/04/14/1a332b2a-1af0-11e7-9887-1a5314b56a08_story.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Scanning an Egyptian cat mummy:

http://www.livescience.com/58629-3d-scans-reveal-inside-egyptian-cat-mummy.html
http://www.livescience.com/58618-peer-inside-a-2-000-year-old-egyptian-cat-mummy-video.html
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2017/04/13/mummified-cat-rebuilt-with-3d-technology_e095d773-ed02-46c6-928d-7b14cbc99a63.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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[sorry … I missed this section last week; or a large portion of it]

On the DNA heritage of Sardinia:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-archaeogenetic-ancestral-sardinians.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoh-afu040617.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/unlocking-the-ancestral-origins-of-sardinians

DNA helps mark the route taken by the migration of farmers into Europe some 8000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-dna-true-migration-route-early.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoh-ndr040617.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406102603.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5488-170414-europe-farming-migration

There’s 10 000 years of genetic continuity in north west North America, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-reveals-years-genetic-northwest-north.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170404160034.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoia-sr1040417.php
http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170402/archaeology-dna-research-helps-understand-how-americas-were-first-populated
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5431-170405-north-america-dna
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/10000-years-of-genetic-continuity-in-northwest-north-america

On where tall guys’ DNA seems to come from:

http://www.livescience.com/58671-tallest-men-trace-to-paleolithic-mammoth-hunters.html

… and of course this is the time of year we hear about the search for Jesus’ DNA:

http://theconversation.com/can-we-ever-find-jesuss-dna-i-met-the-scientists-who-are-trying-to-find-out-72296
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Evidence of ancient climate beneath the Dead Sea:

http://www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/under-dead-sea-warnings-dire-drought
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/teia-utd032217.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-03-dead-sea-dire-drought.html
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.780607

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Prehistoric Orkney:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170410-why-i-lived-like-a-prehistoric-briton

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CRIME BEAT
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Guilty plea in an illegal excavation in the Ozarks St Francis National Forest:

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/apr/13/plea-guilty-in-prehistoric-shelters-dig-1/
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas/articles/2017-04-13/arkansas-man-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-excavation
http://www.timesunion.com/news/crime/article/Arkansas-man-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-excavation-11072032.php
http://www.couriernews.com/view/full_story/27398787/article-Arkansas-man-pleads-guilty-to-illegal-excavation

FBI article on forged provenance:

https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/forging-papers-to-sell-fake-art

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/04/culture-crime-news-3-9-april-2017.html
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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NUMISMATICA
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A Roman silver coin from Hadleigh is not treasure:

http://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/court-rules-silver-roman-coin-found-near-hadleigh-is-not-treasure-1-7909010
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/salisbury/salisburynews/15219923.Detectorist_wins_treasure_battle_with_museum_over_ancient_coin/

Gold coins from Groningen:

https://dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/gold-coins-discovery-in-dutch-groningen-province/

Some 13th century pennies from a farmer’s field:

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15220383.Metal_detectorist_finds_13th_Century_treasure_in_Lancashire_farmer___s_field/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n15.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n16.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Catherine Parr’s music:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39598372

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2592-audio-news-from-archaeologica-2-april-2017-8-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Ronald G Witt:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/books/ronald-g-witt-who-gave-the-renaissance-a-new-birthdate-dies-at-84.html

Lorraine Pearce:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/us/lorraine-waxman-pearce-dead-white-house-curator-for-kennedy.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone

Louis Feldman:

http://blogs.yu.edu/news/in-memoriam-dr-louis-feldman/
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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 19.49-50 ~ April 9, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, Kris Curry, David Critchley,
Rick Heli, David Emery, ‘muddy102’, Magnus Fiskejo,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent
for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Interesting Neanderthal-associated decorated raven bone from the Crimea:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/p-adr032317.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-03-raven-bone-crimea-insight-neanderthal.html
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2126292-neanderthal-artist-revealed-in-a-finely-carved-raven-bone/#038;%23038;%23038;campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/neandertals-had-eye-patterns?tgt=nr
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5413-170329-neanderthal-raven-bone
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2017/decorated-raven-bone-may-provide-insight-into-neanderthal-cognition

Latest theory on how Otzi died:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/who-killed-otzi-italys-ancient-iceman-and-oldest-mummy-researchers-think-it-was-personal
http://www.theage.com.au/world/clues-in-a-very-cold-case-shed-light-on-how-otzi-the-iceman-died-20170328-gv8842.html
http://www.smh.com.au/world/clues-in-a-very-cold-case-shed-light-on-how-otzi-the-iceman-died-20170328-gv8842

Not sure where to put this one … on the effects of adopting the bow for hunting:

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/04/06/522562042/adoption-of-bow-use-in-ancient-hunting-may-have-set-off-societal-changes
http://nhpr.org/post/adoption-bow-use-ancient-hunting-may-have-set-societal-changes

What Claudine Gravel-Miguel is up to:

https://asunow.asu.edu/20170407-discoveries-love-and-death-paleolithic-asu-archaeology-student
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AFRICA
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More on those Neolithic petroglyphs near Aswan:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322094906.htm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 3800 years bp tomb of an Egyptian nobleman (and others) found near Aswan:

http://www.livescience.com/58424-mummy-ancient-egyptian-nobleman-found.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5404-170327-egypt-shemai-coffin

… not sure if this is part of the above-mentioned discovery:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/03/29/3800-year-old-untouched-tomb-of-ancient-egyptian-woman-found

A 3700 years bp pyramid was found:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/262156/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Remains-of-th-Dynasty-pyramid-discovered-in-Dahshu.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/04/03/egypt-discovers-remains-of-13th-dynasty-pyramid-in-dahshur-necropolis/
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-pyramid-egypt.html
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeologists-discover-remains-of-3700-year-old-egyptian-pyramid
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39484988
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/egyptian-pyramid-3700-years-archaeologists-king-sneferu-mahmoud-afifi-excavation-a7666321.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/new-pyramid-discovered-in-egypt/2017/04/03/2d2088b0-10d5-11e7-9b0d-d27c98455440_story.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/new-pyramid-discovered-egypt-excavation-dashur-royal-necropolis/
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/37126/20170407/look-archaeologists-discover-remains-of-3-700-year-old-pyramid-in-egypt.htm
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-pyramid-discovered-egypt-180962813/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5421-170403-egypt-dahshur-pyramid
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/03/actualidad/1491244140_289594.html

… and later identified as belonging to Ameny Qemau:

http://www.livescience.com/58531-second-pyramid-pharaoh-ameny-qemau-discovered.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5429-170405-egypt-dahshur-pyramid

Egypt has set up an on site lab to restore Khufu’s second solar boat:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-lab-egypt-pyramids-pharaonic-boat.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/30/c_136168880.htm

… and they excavated a ‘plank’::

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-idUSKBN1702KE?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/egypt-unearths-part-of-ancient-boat/news-story/f9c997e67889b114fa9aaa6c7de66836
http://www.smh.com.au/world/plank-from-ancient-boat-made-for-cheops-found-near-great-pyramid-at-giza-20170329-gv9jjr.html
http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/91032172/Plank-from-boat-made-for-Cheops-found-near-Great-Pyramid-at-Giza
https://www.yahoo.com/news/egypt-unearths-part-ancient-king-khufus-boat-172026136.html

The 4th century imperial bathing complex at Alexandria was inaugurated:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/262047/Heritage/GrecoRoman/th-century-imperial-bath-complex-inaugurated-in-Eg.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2017/04/02/4th-century-imperial-bathing-complex-exhibited-in-alexandria/
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/photos-4th-century-imperial-bathing-complex-inaugurated-alexandria

I think we mentioned this find of a possible statue of Tiye:

http://www.livescience.com/58401-statue-of-king-tut-grandmother-possibly-discovered.html

Suggestion that Egypt should get into the sale of antiquities business:

http://www.thenational.ae/business/economy/patrick-werr-selling-precious-artefacts-could-top-up-egypts-coffers

Reflecting on that colossal statue find a few weeks ago:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/03/egypt-discovery-pharaonic-statute-archaeology-microscope.html

What Zahi Hawass is up to:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/262533/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Famed-Egyptologist-Zahi-Hawass-appointed-IFPSD-Cul.aspx

Plans to develop four archaeological palaces:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquities-ministry-develop-4-archaeological-palaces

What skeletal evidence tells us about warfare in Mesopotamia:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-craniums-tell-new-story-violence-bloody-warfare-mesopotamia-1615241

Anatolia’s oldest (so far) olive press comes from Antalya:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/anatolias-oldest-known-olive-oil-press-found-in-antalya.aspx?pageID=238&nid=111466&NewsCatID=375
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/02/anatolias-oldest-olive-oil-press-found-in-southern-turkeys-antalya

Looking at the evidence for Humayama:

http://www.sdjewishworld.com/2017/04/07/canadian-scholar-examines-nabataean-colony-of-humayma/

They’re still not sure about those settlement remains found in Iran’s Kerman province a few weeks ago:

https://financialtribune.com/articles/people-travel/61928/uncertainty-over-antiquity-of-newly-uncovered-town
http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/412450/Archaeologists-dispatched-to-newly-unearthed-site-in-southeast

Plundering concerns for sites in Jiroft:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/102136/Official-Says-Ancient-Relics-Plundered-in-Jiroft

An Assyrian tomb with remains of ten people found in Iraq:

http://www.livescience.com/58433-ancient-assyrian-tomb-discovered-in-iraq.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-assyrian-tomb-10-skeletons-114900432.html

Latest ‘clue’ (apparently) for the location of King Solomon’s mines:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/king-solomon-mines-bible-timna-dung/

Students are helping to dig at Ramat Beit Shemesh:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227331
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jerusalem-students-uncover-nearly-2000-year-old-relics-from-Bar-Kokhba-revolt-485324
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4941276,00.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/ancient-egyptian-tomb-3800-year-old-mummy-qubbet-el-hawa-aswan-egypt-spanish-archaeological-mission-a7656676.html
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/11209/20170328/archaeologists-unearthed-3-800-year-old-tomb-of-an-ancient-egyptian-woman-in-intact-position.htm
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/600601/Egypt-Mummy-Tomb-Ancient-Pyramids-Nile-Aswan-Aswan-Pharaohs-Sarenput-II-Shemai-Dynasty

There were funding concerns for the Temple Mount sifting project:

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/innovative-temple-mount-sifting-project-facing-termination-over-funding/2017/04/03/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/sifting-for-temple-mount-artifacts-halts-as-city-of-david-funding-dries-up/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227703
http://forward.com/fast-forward/368027/temple-mount-archeological-project-stalls-after-right-wing-group-cuts-fundi/
https://templemount.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/is-this-the-end-of-the-sifting-project/

… and a crowdfunding effort was raised:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Temple-Mount-Sifting-Project-launches-crowdfunding-campaign-after-losing-funding-486045

… and then we hear that funding has been approved:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/netanyahu-intervenes-to-save-temple-mount-sifting-project/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227807

Meanwhile, the project found a piece of a Second Temple column capital:

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=41549

… and a finger from a possibly Egyptian statue:

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/part-of-egyptian-statue-may-have-been-discovered-by-temple-mount-sifters/2017/04/09/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227944

28 unpublished fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls have been sold in the US:

http://www.livescience.com/58507-new-dead-sea-scrolls-sold-in-us.html

… and a companion piece:

http://www.livescience.com/58505-how-to-study-dead-sea-scrolls.html

A dig in East Jerusalem forced 25 families from their homes:

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.782441

On Palestine’s efforts to curb antiquities theft:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/04/palestine-antiquities-theft-smuggling-recover.html

A confrontation between guards and an Israeli archaeologist at the Al Aqsa Mosque:

http://www.maannews.com/Content.aspx?id=776157
http://aa.com.tr/en/middle-east/israel-arrests-7-guards-of-al-aqsa-mosque-official/781157

I think we’ve mentioned the Lithodomos VR app for Jerusalem:

http://www.livescience.com/58566-ancient-jerusalem-reconstructed-in-virtual-reality-app.html
http://www.timesofisrael.com/virtual-reality-app-recreates-jerusalem-during-second-temple/

More on fears of collapse at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/shrine-over-jesus-tomb-danger-190500851.html

More on that Crusader shipwreck from Acre:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crusader-shipwreck-siege-acre-discovered-180962597/

Work has begun on the restoration of the Topkapi Palace:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/biggest-restoration-in-history-of-topkapi-palace-underway.aspx?pageID=238&nID=111757&NewsCatID=375

Feature on the destruction in the Mosul Museum:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39470521

This seems like the place to put some vintage pictures of Syrian sites:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/syria-aleppo-national-geographic-archive/

Using satellite imagery to document damage to sites:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-professor-satellites-iraq-syria.html
http://www.orlandosentinel.com/features/education/school-zone/os-ucf-syria-satellite-20170323-story.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Collecting DNA from some Late Minoan tombs:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-late-minoan-tombs-early-european.html

Metro construction in Rome may have revealed a section of the Aqua Appia:

https://www.thelocal.it/20170406/metro-workers-have-accidentally-discovered-romes-oldest-aqueduct
http://www.euronews.com/2017/04/06/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-rome-aqueduct
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5434-170406-rome-oldest-aqueduct

Plenty of Roman finds from a site in the Netherlands:

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2017/03/rich-roman-haul-surprises-dutch-archaeologists/

Remains of a village which are being linked with Cartimandua in Yorkshire:

http://www.livescience.com/58587-roman-settlement-discovered-beneath-england-road.html
http://www.livescience.com/58581-photos-roman-settlement-discovered-in-yorkshire.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rich-roman-settlement-discovered-under-britains-longest-road/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/royal-sex-scandal-roman-empire-yorkshire-discovery-a7671171.html
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15211293.You_might_complain_about_the_roadworks_on_the_A1__but_just_look_at_what_has_been_uncovered/
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15211293.Fascinating_finds_during_A1_roadworks_shed_new_light_on_Roman_expansion_into_Northern_England/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5436-170407-roman-england-ring
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/discoveries-point-to-roman-wealth-creation-in-northern-england

A Roman villa from Cholsey:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/15186736.Roman_villa_found_at_development_site_in_Cholsey/
http://www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/15186736.Roman_villa_found_at_development_site_in_Cholsey/
http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15197431.Housing_developers_stumble_on_Roman_villa/

Latest Roman finds from Verulamium:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-39502557

Major mosaics found at what was likely ancient Ucetia:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/stunning-mosaics-shed-light-enigmatic-past-roman-city-southern-france-1614314
http://www.livescience.com/58567-roman-mosaics-in-lost-city.html
http://www.livescience.com/58565-photos-lost-roman-mosaics-of-southern-france.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/elaborate-mosaics-unearthed-apos-lost-135500947.html
http://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/601540/lost-city-secret-ancient-roman-mosaics-Ucetia-france-video
http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/786296/Ancient-Roman-city-Ucetia-discovered-France-archaeologists
http://www.sciencealert.com/these-mysterious-mosaics-reveal-the-existence-of-a-long-lost-roman-city-called-ucetia
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/science/lost-ancient-roman-town-dating-back-2000-years-discovered-beneath-construction-site/news-story/2177ccfd380c3f6ed93627fb7c5d34ff
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/37035/20170404/lost-ancient-city-of-ucetia-finally-found-with-iconic-roman-mosaics.htm

Roman era walls from a construction site in Varna:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2017/03/31/archaeology-roman-era-building-walls-found-in-construction-site-in-bulgarias-varna/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5418-170331-bulgaria-roman-walls

Three Roman sarcophagi from near Izmit:

http://www.dailysabah.com/life/2017/04/03/construction-workers-find-3-ancient-roman-era-tombs-in-turkeys-izmit-province
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5424-170403-turkey-marmara-sarcophagi

A followup to that Kybele sculpture threatened by quarrying activities:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/court-bans-rock-quarry-near-kybele-sculpture.aspx?pageID=238&nid=111373&NewsCatID=375

A tomb on Paphos supposedly connected to one of the Ptolemies:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/03/29/paphos-tomb-probably-belonged-ptolemy-prince/
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/29/c_136168703.htm

… or maybe not:

http://in-cyprus.com/tomb-of-the-kings-discovery-sparks-row-video/
http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/03/30/antiquities-director-warns-jumping-conclusions-ptolemy-claim/

Related:

http://in-cyprus.com/discovery-sparks-renewed-interest-in-tombs-of-the-kings/

Remains of ‘concession stands’ found near the arena at Carnuntum:

http://www.livescience.com/58521-ancient-shops-found-at-roman-gladiator-arena.html
http://www.livescience.com/58524-photos-ancient-roman-gladiator-arena-carnuntum.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-roman-gladiator-arena-concession-stand-shops-found/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5427-170404-austria-carnuntum-shops
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2017/new-gladiatorial-games-discoveries-in-roman-carnuntum

The search is on for one of Caligula’s ships beneath Lake Nemi:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/03/italy-hunts-emperor-caligulas-long-lost-third-pleasure-ship/
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/from-the-depths-of-depravity-caligula-s-party-boat-to-be-raised-after-2-000-years-fjgdkw3jk
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4378258/Divers-begin-search-Emperor-Caligula-s-party-boat.html
http://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2017/04/divers_search_lake_for_roman_e.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/uncategorized/3253724/wreck-of-roman-emperor-caligulas-luxury-cruise-ship-where-he-hosted-wild-orgies-to-be-pulled-from-the-seabed/
http://www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/04/06/Roman-Emperor-Caligula-pleasure-ship/stories/201704060226
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/04/04/divers-to-scour-lake-for-emperor-caligulas-2000-year-old-pleasure-ship/

Roman finds from Dorchester:

https://www.viewnews.co.uk/dig-bowling-green-adds-dorchesters-roman-history/

Roman burials (and other finds?) from a school development site in Norton:

http://www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/15210770._Once_in_a_lifetime__find_by_archaeologists_at_school_site/
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15210770._Once_in_a_lifetime__find_by_archaeologists_at_school_site/

On what the Roman navy was doing when Vesuvius erupted:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/untold-tale-of-roman-navys-daring-bid-to-save-the-people-of-pompeii-20170328-gv81hy.html

Journalists jumping to conclusions in the wake of new dna identifcation of the sex of a some Pompeii casts:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/04/06/pompeii-cast-shows-male-lovers-3_a107e138-e6f4-4507-93ce-00958b377a50.html
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3286273/famous-two-maidens-of-pompeii-found-locked-in-embrace-are-men-and-could-have-been-gay-lovers/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/07/embracing-figures-pompeii-could-have-gay-lovers-scan-reveals/

… cf:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/04/08/is-that-skeleton-gay-the-problem-with-projecting-modern-ideas-onto-the-past/

On rabbinic tales of Roman origins:

http://asorblog.org/2017/04/03/rabbinic-tales-roman-origins/

Overviewish thing on the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/how-the-parthenon-lost-its-marbles.aspx

In case you missed the Hercules sarcophagus about to be returned to Turkey:

http://www.dailysabah.com/duplicate/2017/03/27/sarcophagus-of-heracles-to-be-returned-to-turkey
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-smuggled-sarcophagus-coming-home-to-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=111255&NewsCatID=375

On Latin tattoos:

https://life.spectator.co.uk/2017/03/ive-written-last-latin-tattoo/

On using Latin to analyze other languages:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170327083256.htm

Marking the 2500th anniversary of ‘fake news’:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-2-500th-birthday-for-the-father-of-historyand-fake-news-1490884822

What Hunter Rawlings is up to:

http://news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/03/hunter-and-elizabeth-rawlings-feted-greek-themed-dinner

What Dan el Padilla Peralta is up to:

http://hub.jhu.edu/2017/03/30/dan-el-padilla-peralta-undocumented-immigrant/

What Robin Flemin is up to:

http://www.theslateonline.com/article/2017/04/lecture-explains-romes-effect-on-british-culture

What Elizabeth Wilcox is up to:

http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/2017/04/04/austin-peay-state-university-latingeology-student-elizabeth-wilcox-headed-europe-roman-site-excavation/

What Pramit Chaudhuri is up to:

https://news.utexas.edu/2017/04/05/mapping-the-evolution-of-literature-using-science-techniques

Honours for Carla Ionescu:

http://www.durhamregion.com/news-story/7210521-trent-university-recognizes-outstanding-teacher-from-durham-campus/

In case you missed the Cambridge Latin graffiti incident:

https://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2017/04/curious-incident-cambridge-latin-graffiti/

Christie’s guide to collecting Greek vases:

http://www.christies.com/features/Greek-Vases-A-collecting-guide-8178-1.aspx?sc_lang=en

More on that Salamis naval base:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/naval-base-used-legendary-battle-salamis-found-180962666/
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Evidence of 13 000 years bp ‘tooth fillings’ from Italy:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2127300-oldest-tooth-filling-was-made-by-an-ice-age-dentist-in-italy/#038;%23038;%23038;campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/07/Worlds-oldest-dental-fillings-found-in-Italy/7301491595712/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-age-hunter-gatherers-tackled-their-cavities-sharp-tool-and-tar

From the Yamnaya to the Corded Ware culture (not quite sure where to put this one):

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/fos–smt040217.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-steppe-migrant-thugs-pacified-stone.html
http://www.livescience.com/58555-corded-ware-culture-arose-from-intermarriages.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/understanding-how-the-corded-ware-culture-was-formed-in-europe

A study of prehistoric Alpine farming:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-prehistoric-alpine-farming-bernese-oberland.html

Bronze Age remains from Chichester:

http://www.bognor.co.uk/news/bronze-age-settlement-discovered-in-chichester-1-7905551

A Bronze Age house from Slovakia:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5437-170407-slovakia-bronze-age

An Iron Age chariot – and – horses burial from Pocklington:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-39431371
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/iron-age-chariot-horse-yorkshire-archaeology-significant-find-half-a-century-buried-together-a7659091.html
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15193688.Iron_Age_chariot_burial/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5410-170329-england-chariot-burial

A 1000 years bp Viking toy boat from Norway:

http://www.livescience.com/58456-1000-year-old-toy-viking-boat.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/1000-year-old-toy-viking-boat-unearthed/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-000-old-toy-viking-154000394.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5412-170329-norway-toy-boat

A medieval building from Limassol:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/03/27/limassol-roadworks-uncover-mediaeval-building/

Not sure if this will still come up … 800 medieval burials from an Irish hillfort site:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/800-medieval-bodies-found-during-hillfort-dig-446670.html

Remains of a ‘coffin birth’ from a plague-era burial:

http://www.seeker.com/coffin-birth-found-in-black-death-burial-2333620306.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5411-170329-italy-coffin-birth

More on that medieval Jewish cemetery find in Rome:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/world/europe/rome-skeletons-jewish-cemetery.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865676678/Jewish-graves-unearthed-in-Rome-testify-to-community7s-persecution.html?pg=all
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227785
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5405-170327-rome-jewish-cemetery

On how medieval types dealt with their fear of ‘revenant corpses’ (or zombies):

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uos-nae040317.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-archaeological-evidence-efforts-resist-dead.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170403123341.htm
http://www.livescience.com/58545-mutilated-zombie-corpses-in-england.html
http://www.livescience.com/58543-photos-zombie-burials.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/walking-dead-medieval-villagers-zombie-proofed-their-corpses/
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/medieval-villagers-hacked-their-dead-to-pieces-in-fear-of-zombie-apocalypse
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-39477005
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/03/medieval-villagers-mutilated-the-dead-to-stop-them-rising-study-finds
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/archaeology-scientists-find-medieval-remains-english-vampires-yorkshire-wharram-percy-a7663121.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5422-170403-england-medieval-bones
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/03/actualidad/1491233946_988401.html

A medieval mason mark from Hyde Abbey:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/15190491.Medieval_mark_found_at_Hyde_Abbey/
http://www.basingstokegazette.co.uk/news/regional/winchester/15190491.Medieval_mark_found_at_Hyde_Abbey/

Not sure what era these burials from Serdica are:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysis/800-medieval-bodies-found-during-hillfort-dig-446670.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5430-170405-bulgaria-serdica-burials

A major restoration project at Reading Abbey:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-39429380

Restoration of a 15th century Maronite Church:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/04/08/15th-century-maronite-church-repaired-returned/

Ongoing criticism of the Stonehenge tunnel project:

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15210865.Ex_mayor_says_Stonehenge_tunnel_will__destroy_Britain_s_history_/
http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15210878.Councillor_slams_A303_bypass_plan_as__total_disaster_/

A day in the life of a Neolithic woman:

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/panorama/a-day-in-the-life-of-a-neolithic-woman

More on the identification of the Fame shipwreck:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-39353551
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http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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25 000 years bp (more or less) ‘bling’ from Sulawesi:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/gu-rup040317.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-uncover-prehistoric-art-ornaments-indonesian.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170403151157.htm
http://www.livescience.com/58516-ice-age-art-jewelry-found-indonesian-cave.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/04/ice-age-art-in-indonesia-reveals-how-spiritual-life-evolved-en-route-to-australia
http://www.theage.com.au/world/prehistoric-jewellery-found-in-indonesian-cave-challenges-view-early-humans-less-advanced-20170405-gvecxi.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5425-170404-indonesia-ice-age-art
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/prehistoric-art-and-ornaments-from-indonesian-ice-age-uncovered
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artifacts-found-indonesian-cave-show-complex-ice-age-culture-180962787/

3000 years bp cavern burials from Viet Nam:

http://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/vietnamese-archaeologists-unearth-3-000-year-old-cemetery-hidden-in-a-cavern-3563777.html

13 tombs (1800 to 2700 years bp) from Tibet:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/05/c_136184618.htm
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-04/06/content_28818786.htm

Latest finds from Paryzdepe:

http://akipress.com/news%3A590864/

19th century artifacts from a Christchurch construction site:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/91238578/Bears-Grease-among-early-19th-century-artefacts-found-at-Christchurch-convention-centre-site
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5432-170406-new-zealand-artifacts

I think we mentioned this capstone from Hyderabad:

http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/11025/20170326/scientists-found-40-tons-of-capstone-from-south-india-largest-capstone-ever-found.htm
http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/capstone-in-humanoid-shape-found-at-narmeta/article17740568.ece

Samurai fashion:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/03/26/arts/samurai-fashion/index.html

Aborigines were aware of dinosaur footprints:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-39405167
http://www.dw.com/en/australia-confirms-its-own-jurassic-park-with-huge-dinosaur-footprints/a-38149275

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http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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14 000 years bp site on Triquet Island (British Columbia):

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/archeological-find-affirms-heiltsuk-nation-s-oral-history-1.4046088?cmp=rss
http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-bones-reveal-girl-s-tough-life-in-early-americas-1.21753
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-bones-reveal-girl-rsquo-s-tough-life-in-early-americas/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/14000-village-discovered-triquet-island-british-columbia-canada-oldest-settlment-north-america-a7673726.html
http://www.newser.com/story/241016/ancient-village-in-canada-older-than-rome-pyramids.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/one-oldest-north-american-settlements-found-180962750/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5416-170330-canada-first-americans

A pre-Clovis site in Florida:

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/5/e1600375

On fluting in Clovis weaponry:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/ksu-ksa040417.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-archaeologist-fluting-ancient-stone-weaponry.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5438-170407-clovis-points-fluting
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2017/why-clovis-added-a-flute-feature-to-their-stone-weaponry

A 1500 years bp pit house from the Fraser Canyon:

http://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/archaeology-study-reveals-unique-glimpse-into-bridge-river-aboriginals-spanning-1500-years

More on Calusa artifacts from a southwest Florida midden:

http://www.winknews.com/2017/03/26/sifting-through-history-calusa-artifacts-found-in-southwest-fla/
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/11038/20170326/archaeologists-found-rare-calusa-artifacts-in-florida-midden.htm

Cannonballs from a Pittsburgh site:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5407-170328-pittsburgh-allegheny-arsenal

Pondering an 18th century Virginia shipwreck:

http://wtop.com/alexandria/2017/04/uncovering-mystery-behind-alexandria-waterfronts-18th-century-ship/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5423-170403-virginia-colonial-ship

On a collection of Navajo pottery:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/5111734-155/fate-of-pottery-collection-is-a?fullpage=1

Investigating James Madison’s slave history:

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/28/521804754/a-woman-reconnects-with-her-ancestors-slave-past-at-james-madison-s-estate

Another reburial for James Polk?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39157523

A Harriet Tubman photo:

http://www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2017/03/rare_harriet_tubman_photo_going_to_the_smithsonian_library_of_congress.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/03/31/rare-harriet-tubman-photo-garners-161k-auction/99893566/

Feature on the first folks to populate the Americas:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170328-the-first-people-who-populated-the-americas
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Remains of a royal palace at Oaxaca/El Palenque:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-ancient-palace-complex-mexican-valley.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-04-unearthing-secrets-aztecs.html
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/palace-remains-mexico-point-ancient-rise-centralized-power
http://nypost.com/2017/03/29/2300-year-old-palace-had-a-room-just-for-killing-people/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/palace-remains-mexico-point-ancient-rise-centralized-power?tgt=nr
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/palace-remains-mexico-point-ancient-rise-centralized-power
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/mysterious-palace-dating-back-2300-years-discovered-in-mexico/news-story/6db99aad5249c04a1a644f671c35fbe7?from=rss-basic
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/giant-ancient-palace-unearthed-mexico-was-rulers-home-seat-government-1613944
http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2017/03/21/1701336114
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5417-170330-el-palenque-palace
http://verne.elpais.com/verne/2017/04/06/mexico/1491435975_945457.html

Cf: http://articles.latimes.com/2013/apr/22/science/la-sci-sn-oaxaca-mexico-temple-20130422

Latest on Naia:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-early-americas-girl-naia-young.html
http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-bones-reveal-girl-s-tough-life-in-early-americas-1.21753
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5419-170331-mexico-naia-bones

Flood concerns for some Peruvian sites:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-peru-floods-idUSKBN1700E6?feedType=RSS&feedName=environmentNews

More on climate change and the Maya:

http://www.livescience.com/58515-climate-change-incited-mayan-wars.html
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http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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Another university building renaming row, this time in Australia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-39376013

On Beauty and the Beast:

http://www.npr.org/2017/03/26/515434292/tale-as-old-as-time-the-dark-appeal-of-beauty-and-the-beast?sc=17&f=1008

Plenty of press attention for a study of cannibalism in various periods:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-stone-age-cannibals-worth-hassle.html
http://www.livescience.com/58574-early-humans-cannibalism-not-for-nutrition.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/human-cannibalism-nutrition-archaeology-science/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/science/cannibalism-human-body-calories.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/prehistoric-human-bones-show-signs-of-cannibalism/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/04/05/how-nutritious-is-human-flesh/
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/06/522880018/what-s-the-dietary-value-of-a-human
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-cannibals-did-not-eat-humans-nutrition-study-says-180962823/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5433-170406-cannibalism-nutritional-value

Review of Eric Cline, *Three Stones Make a Wall*:

http://news.nationalpost.com/arts/books/book-reviews/buildings-with-a-storied-past-eric-h-clines-love-of-archaeology-is-infectious

OpEd on the role of scholars in art sales:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/arts/design/expert-opinion-or-elaborate-ruse-scrutiny-for-scholars-role-in-art-sales.html

Humans have been dealing with mice for quite a while:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-ancient-mice-teeth-villages-ecological.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/wuis-mit032317.php
http://www.timesofisrael.com/study-in-israel-finds-mouse-has-been-in-the-house-for-15000-years
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39383041
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2125939-mice-lived-with-us-15000-years-ago-even-before-farming-took-off/#038;%23038;%23038;%23038;campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-news
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/house-mouse-oldest-domesticated-animal-rivals-dogs-15000-years-jordan-valley-hunter-gatherers-a7652911.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/03/28/mice-have-been-infesting-homes-ever-since-humans-started-building-them/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0329/Mice-to-men-everywhere-you-go-we-ll-follow
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2017/15000-years-ago-mice-occupied-hunter-gatherer-homes
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5406-170327-mouse-human-settlements

On language origins:

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/half-of-all-languages-come-from-one-root-language-how-it-spread-is-something-of-debate

On Emmanuel Kant:

http://www.dw.com/en/picky-warmth-loving-beer-hater-who-was-immanuel-kant/a-38086096

On ‘humble pie’:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170322-how-a-pocket-sized-snack-changed-the-english-language

On the history of priestly celibacy:

http://www.livescience.com/58420-how-celibacy-became-mandatory-for-priests.html

Interesting collection of ‘women’s suffrage letters’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/29/arts/womens-suffrage-collection-susan-b-anthony.html

Haven’t heard about the Voynich Manuscript in a while:

https://soundcloud.com/yaleuniversity/decoding-the-voynich-manuscript

I think we mentioned these shipwreck emeralds coming to auction:

https://apnews.com/55eb6f663e954c6596c82e610079c3e1

That vandalized Gainsborough is back on display:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/arts/design/national-gallery-london-gainsborough.html

… as is a restored Leonardo:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/03/27/leonardo-masterpiece-back-on-display-following-restoration/

On the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/w-rbo040317.php

Why Gibraltar is British:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39484942

In defense of art history:

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/04/04/questioning-assumptions-about-value-art-history-essay

Latest theory about ‘secret’ body bits hidden in Michelangelo art:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-michelangelo-medici-chapel-hidden-female.html

On Zoroastrianism:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170406-this-obscure-religion-shaped-the-west

On the origins of the pinata:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170331-the-mysterious-origins-of-the-piata

The legacy of Les Miserables:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/books/review/novel-of-the-century-les-miserables-david-bellos.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

A ‘Shakespearean notepad’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-39452558
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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A World of Emotions:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/arts/design/review-a-world-of-emotions-in-greek-art-unmasks-the-stony-faces.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign
http://brooklynrail.org/2017/04/artseen/A-World-of-Emotions-Ancient-Greece-700-BC-200-AD

Mummies:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/arts/design/mummies-exhibition-american-museum-of-natural-history.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

Qin and Han dynasty art:

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-03/28/content_28713243.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2017-03/29/c_136165933.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/30/arts/design/review-age-of-empires-chinese-art-the-met-museum.html
http://www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/age-of-empires

Chimera of Arezzo:

http://www.theflorentine.net/art-culture/2017/03/chimera-di-arezzo-returns-palazzo-vecchio/

Pompeii:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-sydney/ruins-from-the-ancient-city-of-pompeii-form-part-of-australian-national-maritime-museum-exhibition/news-story/a9039688d67a7a44991849363639c56c

Roman Cavalry:

http://www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/2017-04-08/roman-cavalry-exhibition-opens-across-hadrians-wall/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39538303

Cranach the Elder:

http://www.dw.com/en/the-warhol-of-the-renaissance-lucas-cranach-the-elder/g-38287797

Constable:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/apr/06/constable-in-brighton-exhibition-for-the-master

Pre Roman antiquities at the Bardo:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2017/04/07/bardo-museum-in-tunis-to-host-uffizi-pre-roman-antiquities_cc3df4dd-48d0-419c-a88c-af7be3851700.html

Greek vases:

http://newsok.com/worcester-museum-opens-ancient-greek-vase-exhibit/article/feed/1196190
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/24441-new-light-on-ancient-greek-vase-painting-at-worcester-art-museum.html

Caesarius of Arles:

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2017/04/from-march-24th-until-june-25th-vatican.html#.WOpqr461tn4

Queer British Art:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170405-the-victorian-view-of-same-sex-desire

Early American landscape photography:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/in-sight/wp/2017/03/31/the-radical-transformation-of-19th-century-america-through-the-lens-of-landscape-photographers/

Feature on the Museum of the American Revolution:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/nation-now/2017/03/29/inside-new-museum-american-revolution/99767274/

Funding for the Corinium Museum:

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/15194751.Corinium_Museum_receives___676_900_from_Heritage_Lottery_Fund_to_support___1_3m_archaeology_exhibition/

The Toledo MoA is selling off some items:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2017/04/05/Toledo-Museum-of-Art-selling-off-over-140-pieces.html

The Jorvik Viking Centre is reopening:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/apr/06/yorks-viking-centre-to-reopen-christmas-flood-jorvik
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15207792.UPDATED__Join_us_on_a_journey_to_the_new_Jorvik/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction is of a 13000 years bp Tham Lod woman:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5428-170405-tham-lod-woman

Dating rock art in South Africa:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5435-170406-rock-art-dated

Still getting coverage of that medieval ‘poor man’ facial reconstruction:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/facial-reconstruction-medieval-man-sheds-light-englands-ordinary-poor-180962634/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeologists-reconstruct-face-medieval-man-144000971.html
http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/03/29/meet-a-700-year-old-man-orig-tc.cnn

CAT scanning cat mummies and other things:

https://phys.org/news/2017-03-mummified-cat-scannew-technologies-ancient.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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10 000 years of genetic continuity in North America:

https://phys.org/news/2017-04-reveals-years-genetic-northwest-north.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Mekong Delta:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/travel/laos-mekong-river-khmer-temple.html

Historical cafes:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/best-cafes-history-buffs-180962692/

Armenia:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170330-the-worlds-first-christian-country

Cyprus:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/06/travel/what-to-do-36-hours-in-cyprus.html

Sanhedrin Trail:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227853
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4946158,00.html
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/history/presenting-first-interactive-hiking-trail-since-sanhedrin-left-hall-of-hewn-stones/2017/04/06/

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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/03/culture-crime-news-20-26-march-2017.html
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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A different kind of ‘musical’ repatriation:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/28/arts/finally-returning-bernsteins-overdue-mahler.html

A stolen Rockwell has been returned:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/31/nyregion/norman-rockwell-stolen-painting.html

Germany returned some items to Greece:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/04/01/stolen-antiquities-returned-from-munich-arrive-at-national-archaeological-museum-in-athens/

More on the return of that sarcophagus to Turkey:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-smuggled-sarcophagus-coming-home-to-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=111255&NewsCatID=375
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5408-170328-turkey-sarcophagus-repatriation
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/roman-empire-era-coffin-set-to-go-home-to-turkey-lawyers-say/
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/art-dealer-accepts-prized-coffins-return-to-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nid=111398&NewsCatID=375
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the history of money:

http://british.museumblog.org/change-is-good-a-history-of-money/

A Roman provincial dupondius:

http://www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ancient-coin-profiles-roman-provincial-bronze-dupondius-augustus-agrippa-crocodile/

Big bucks for a gold stater:

http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/gold-stater-brings-18500-sale

Some Greek gods on coins:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/03/ancient-gods-abound-on-greek-coinage.all.html

Three weeks’ worth of e-Syla:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n13.html
http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n14.html
http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n15.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2579-audio-news-from-archaeologica-19-march-2017-25-march-2017
http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2581-audio-news-from-archaeologica-26-march-2017-1-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Christina Vella:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/books/christine-vella-dead-author-of-intimate-enemies.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries

Paul Novograd:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/03/27/nyregion/paul-novograd-dead-ran-claremont-riding-academy-in-manhattan.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries

William Kelly:

http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/nytimes/obituary.aspx?n=william-simpson&pid=184769730

David French:

http://biaa.ac.uk/news/item/name/condolences-message

Louis Feldman:

http://blogs.yu.edu/news/in-memoriam-dr-louis-feldman/
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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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