Explorator 21.26 ~ October 21, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Adrienne Mayor, David Emery, Kris Curry, 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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Pondering Neanderthal injuries:

https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2018/10/neanderthal-medicine/573028/

More on remains of a Neanderthal child who was eaten by a bird:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/neanderthal-child-bird-14102018/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Evidence of extensive trade in fish between Egypt and Canaan some 3500 years bp:

http://www.uni-mainz.de/presse/aktuell/6256_ENG_HTML.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-extensive-fish-egypt-canaan-years.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181015100451.htm
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-fish-teeth-reveal-intensive-3500-year-old-aquaculture-in-sinai/
https://www.france24.com/en/20181016-egyptians-farmed-fish-3500-years-ago-study
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-018-32468-1
https://www.academia.edu/37481481/

Tattoos have been found on another 3000 years bp Egyptian mummy from Luxor:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/59149/3-000-year-old-tattooed-mummy-uncovered-in-Luxor-belongs
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/17/c_137539840.htm
https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d774e3567544f7a457a6333566d54/share.html

Egypt is restoring the al-Zahir Baybars mosque:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-antiquities-religion/egypt-resumes-restoration-of-historic-al-zahir-baybars-mosque-idUSKCN1MR2BE

What Zahi Hawass is up to:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/59229/Italy-to-grant-Zahi-Hawass-Social-Commitment-award

Feature on powerful women of Egypt:

http://time.com/5425216/ancient-egypt-women-in-power-today/

Evidence that the site of Gaugamela has been inhabited for 9000 years:

http://www.rudaw.net/english/people-places/17102018

A Bronze Age wall from northeastern Iran:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/428763/Bronze-Age-wall-discovered-in-northeast-Iran

Recent Bronze/Iron Age finds from Sirkeli Hoyuk:

http://www.unibe.ch/aktuell/medien/media_relations/medienmitteilungen/2018/medienmitteilungen_2018/komplexe_antike_stadtanlage_in_der_tuerkei_entdeckt/index_ger.html

More on the oldest (so far) inscriptional mention of Jerusalem by that name:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-ancient-stone-inscription-unusual-spelling-jerusalem-180970513/

More on that mass beheading site being associated with Alexander Jannaeus:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-decapitated-2-000-year-old-skeletons-unearthed-at-jerusalem-dig-1.6553289
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-beheadings-and-holy-kings-brutal-slaughter-revealed-jerusalem-mass-1176260

1500 years bp carpentry and agricultural tools from Alexandria Troas:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/10/15/1500-year-old-antiquities-found-in-turkeys-alexandria-troas
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/1500-year-old-heritages-found-in-canakkale-137863

On settlements in Jordan during the Mongol invasions:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/%E2%80%98human-settlement-jordan-endured-woes-history%E2%80%99-%C2%AD%E2%80%94-expert

On the archaeological evidence for Goliath (probably paywalled):

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-huge-if-true-the-archaeological-case-for-goliath-1.6568421

Feature on restoring Petra papyri:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/petra-papyri-brought-back-full-glory-after-quarter-century

Feature on the Ilisu Dam and the archaeology being inundated:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/10/Upper-Tigris-Il%C4%B1su-Dam

Feature on the Queen of Sheba:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/who-is-the-queen-of-sheba-in-the-bible/

Feature on dragons in the Bible (and elsewhere):

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/10/Dragons-in-the-Bible

Brian Rose is talking about Midas:

https://badgerherald.com/artsetc/2018/10/17/from-tale-to-truth-golden-touch-of-king-midas-is-uncovered/

Review of Karen Stern, *Writing on the Wall*:

http://www1.cuny.edu/sites/matters/2018/10/10/graffiti-illuminates-the-lives-of-jews-of-antiquity/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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On Italy’s oldest musical instrument (maybe):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/arts/music/italy-prehistoric-musical-instrument.html

A 4th century BCE gymnasium from Eretria:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/17/ancient-palaestra-discovered-in-greeces-eretria/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7078-181017-greece-eretria-palaestra

A 3rd century BCE burial from Sozopol:

https://www.novinite.com/articles/192622/Bulgarian+and+French+Archaeologists+Discovered+an+Impressive+Tomb+in+Sozopol

I think we had this shipwrecks (5?) off Fourni story already (might be five more):

https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-shipwrecks-discovered-greece-rome-lost-civilization-1171965
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/32960-more-ancient-wrecks-and-pottery-discovered-in-greek-ships%E2%80%99-graveyard.html
https://neoskosmos.com/en/122760/sea-between-ikaria-and-samos-an-ancient-ships-graveyard/
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/ancient-ship-graveyard-discovered-in-treacherous-waters/news-story/954dda18b0478586fe5127345c550108
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7077-181016-greece-fourni-wrecks

The big news this week is some graffiti from Pompeii lending support to a later date for the eruption:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/10/16/find-suggests-pompeii-eruption-in-oct_9d778882-2364-4a15-b6e6-6e8ca49b9571.html
https://www.thelocal.it/20181016/was-pompeii-destroyed-two-months-later-than-we-thought
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45874858
https://www.livescience.com/63866-pompeii-graffiti-rewrites-vesuvius-timeline.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/16/archeological-find-changes-date-of-pompeiis-destruction
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-pompeii/charcoal-inscription-points-to-date-change-for-pompeii-eruption-idUSKCN1MQ2CR
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pompeii-date-mount-vesuvius-eruption-ad-79-august-october-a8588876.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/newly-found-pompeii-inscription-rewrites-history-of-mount-vesuvius-eruption-a3964591.html
https://www.independent.ie/world-news/pompeii-discovery-casts-doubt-on-date-of-vesuvius-eruption-37427863.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-pompeii-evidence-rewrites-vesuvius-eruption.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-graffiti-may-give-clue-to-real-date-of-vesuvius-eruption-p00sxhsg9
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/16/newly-found-inscription-pompeii-rewrites-history-eruption-mt/
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/pompeii-eruption-inscription-date-intl/index.html
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-17/pompeii-graffiti-may-suggests-a-different-date/10385468
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/pompeiis-new-date-with-destiny-corrects-younger-plinys-script/news-story/1d8d3cf327105926ead7e88c826a962c
http://www.theweek.co.uk/97164/graffiti-in-pompeii-set-to-rewrite-history-books
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/art-industry-news-october-17-2018-1372687
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/10/17/actualidad/1539759970_244111.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/graffiti-reveals-when-pompeii-was-destroyed-and-its-not-when-we-thought/
https://www.sciencealert.com/wrong-date-for-pompeii-catastrophe-vesuvius-eruption
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7076-181016-pompeii-date-inscription

… and some useful commentary:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/10/16/new-pompeii-graffiti-may-rewrite-history-in-a-major-way/
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/when-did-vesuvius-erupt/

Recent finds from Akrotiri:

https://news.gtp.gr/2018/10/16/santorinis-akrotiri-site-produces-new-archaeological-finds/

What they’re learning from a Roman site outside Flint (not Michigan):

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16992374.how-field-outside-flint-is-revealing-more-roman-secrets-than-previously-thought/

Evidence of Roman remains at Torwodlee and Trimontium:

https://www.bordertelegraph.com/news/16987944.german-archaeologists-uncover-the-secrets-of-torwodlee-and-trimontium/

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this major Roman coin hoard from MonchengladbacH:

http://www.newsarticleinsiders.com/1200-coins-found-a-roman-hoard-of-coins-in-monchengladbach-is-a-researcher-puzzles

Evidence for a temple of Apollo on St Ivan Island:

https://sofiaglobe.com/2018/10/14/archaeology-ancient-inscription-proves-existence-of-temple-of-apollo-on-bulgarias-st-ivan-island-report/

Roman-era finds from Vinkovci:

https://www.croatiaweek.com/rare-ancient-findings-in-vinkovci-from-between-the-1st-5th-centuries-presented/
http://www.balkaninsight.com/en/gallery/archaeological-excavation-ends-in-croatia-with-over-2-000-discoveries-10-15-2018

A guided underwater tour off Aegina:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/15/c_137534423.htm
https://en.brinkwire.com/top-stories/feature-greek-archaeologists-offer-underwater-guided-tour-at-antiquities-off-aegina-island/

Funding to rebuild the Roman Castrum at Ovidiu:

https://www.romania-insider.com/roman-castrum-ovidiu-rebuilt-eu-money/

Looking into why Hadrianopolis was abandoned:

https://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/10/15/why-was-the-ancient-greek-city-of-hadrianopolis-abandoned/

Hoping to find a Roman road in Wales:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/archaeological-dig-could-unearth-roman-15285372

Pondering the tale of Pandora and AI:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/opinion/2018/10/16/commentary/world-commentary/ai-wake-call-ancient-greece/
https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/artificial-intelligence-pandoras-box-by-adrienne-mayor-2018-10

Pondering the purpose of the Aeneid:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/is-the-aeneid-a-celebration-of-empire-or-a-critique

This seems related to calls for the return of the Venus de Milo:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/16/200-were-killed-trying-to-keep-venus-de-milo-in-greece-historian-claims/

More on the cause of death at Pompeii:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/10/news-pompeii-deaths-vesuvius-vaporized-skulls-exploded-chemistry/

More on frescoes etc. found in Regio V:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beautifully-painted-shrine-emerges-ashes-pompeii-180970573/
http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2018-10-17/detail-ifyyzeyv7658421.shtml
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/new-treasures-emerge-from-the-ashes-of-the-ancient-city-of-pompeii-b8pxmvm37
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-yields-new-secrets-and-treasures-in-biggest-dig-since-the-1950s-5tbqgwlb6

Classics is threatened at Miami University:

http://miamistudent.net/department-of-classics-is-underfunded-and-on-the-brink-of-collapse/

Feature on Dimitri Nakassis’ work on Linear B documents from the Palace of Nestor:

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/10/17/beyond-boulder-bronze-age-bookkeeping-tablets-reveal-complex-society

What Andrew Ford is up to:

https://retriever.umbc.edu/the-twenty-first-century-illiad/

What Barbara Gold is up to:

https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/professor-classics-barbara-gold-participates-in-caas-meeting

What Farrell Monaco is up to:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p06p625w

On the ‘Roman Brexit’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-roman-brexit-life-britain-ad.html
https://theconversation.com/the-roman-brexit-how-life-in-britain-changed-after-409ad-93886

On Himmler’s view of antiquity, and related matters:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/himmlers-antiquity/

Review of Zuckerberg, *Not All Dead White Men*:

https://sarahemilybond.com/2018/10/15/book-review-not-all-dead-white-men/
https://www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2018/10/pickup-artists-ovid/572563/

That child ‘vampire burial’ is still getting press attention:

https://www.livescience.com/63824-child-vampire-burial-italy.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-vampire-burial-reveals-efforts-child.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=28058
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/107867731/archaeologists-find-vampire-burial-site-of-a-child-feared-capable-of-rising-from-the-dead
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/10/15/archaeologists-find-vampire-burial-site-child-feared-capable-rising-dead/
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/child-vampire-burial-found-in-italian-roman-villa/news-story/4961dcda6a3f2c7c34b52e7ad09dc8d5
https://sputniknews.com/science/201810141068874591-vampire-child-italy/
https://www.princegeorgecitizen.com/washington-post/us-national/archaeologists-find-vampire-burial-site-of-child-feared-capable-of-rising-from-the-dead-1.23463916
https://www.sciencealert.com/vampire-of-lugnano-burial-5th-century-italy-malaria-cemetery-of-the-babies
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-10-year-old-received-vampire-burial-prevent-return-dead-180970550/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2018/10/13/uncovered-vampire-child-reveals-bizarre-ancient-burial-practice/

This week’s Assassins Creed Odyssey coverage:

https://www.smh.com.au/technology/assassin-s-creed-odyssey-review-an-adventure-of-homeric-proportions-20181016-p509y5.html
https://gamefragger.com/multiplatform/action/assassins_creed/ubisoft-hired-a-specialist-with-a-phd-in-ancient-greek-history-for-assassins-creed-odyssey-a11568

More on the study of miltos:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-history-deciphering-the-roman-red-dust
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7083-181019-roman-red-powder
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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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Not sure if we mentioned this 4000 years bp gold diadem found by a metal detectorist in Essex a couple years ago:

https://www.essexlive.news/whats-on/whats-on-news/how-4000-year-old-golden-2128345

3500 years bp olive pits from Croatia:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/31821-3-500-year-old-olive-pits-discovered-in-pasman-channel

A Celtic site near Lucerne:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/rare-find_archaeologists-uncover-rare-celtic-remains/44478032
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7080-181017-switzerland-celtic-settlement

A major Viking ship burial (hopefully) find in Norway:

https://www.livescience.com/63829-viking-ship-cemetery.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/oct/15/viking-ship-burial-discovered-in-norway-just-50cm-underground
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/736661/Viking-ship-burial-Norway-Oslo-history-discovered
https://www.france24.com/en/20181015-norway-makes-rare-discovery-viking-ship-traces
https://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-uncover-viking-ship-remains-in-norway/a-45901907
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/15/c_137534711.htm
https://nationalpost.com/news/archaeologists-use-ground-penetrating-radar-to-discover-huge-viking-ship-burial-half-a-metre-under-norway-farmland
https://www.nrk.no/ostfold/arkeologer-har-funnet-spor-av-et-vikingskip-i-halden-1.14248882
https://www.sciencealert.com/jellestad-ship-viking-burial-iron-age-jelle-mound-ground-penetrating-radar-norway
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture-exploration/2018/10/viking-ship-discovered-norway-archaeology/
https://www.newsweek.com/sixty-six-foot-long-viking-ship-found-buried-farmers-field-just-20-below-1172505
http://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-find-viking-ship-burial-site-norway-by-using-new-tech-tool-27829
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/extremely-rare-viking-ship-burial-discovered-under-norwegian-cemetery/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/viking-ship-burial-found-norwegian-farm-field-180970560/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7075-181016-norway-ship-burial

Evidence a Viking era farm on Iceland was destroyed by the 1104 Hekla eruption:

https://icelandmag.is/article/archaeological-find-thjorsardalur-viking-age-farm-destroyed-1104-hekla-eruption

Latest from the dig at Sudeley Castle:

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/history/huge-discovery-made-gloucestershire-castle-2122430

The oldest plan of the cathedral at Strasbourg has been found:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/10/15/strasbourg-le-plus-ancien-plan-de-la-cathedrale-a-ete-retrouve/

Overviewish sort of thing on the finds from Lithuania’s Great Synagogue:

http://www.wamc.org/post/excavation-lithuanias-great-synagogue-highlights-painful-page-history
http://www.wkar.org/post/excavation-lithuanias-great-synagogue-highlights-painful-page-history

On the ‘other side’ of Henry VIII:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/oct/21/history-tudor-henry-viii-fragile-underside-tracy-borman

A Battle of Hasting reenactment:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/16/battle-of-hastings-revisited-reenact-1066

Nice followup to the sword-from-a-Swedish-lake story:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/oct/19/experience-pulled-a-1500-year-old-sword-lake-saga-vanecek

How Bermudo III died:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/10/09/actualidad/1539086668_335320.html

More on studying parasites in medieval latrines:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181015113530.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoo-pfm101518.php

More on that chariot burial in Yorkshire:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-4363618/Iron-Age-chariot-two-horse-Yorkshire.html

Latest in the Stonehenge tunnel saga:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45918392
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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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A Song Dynasty ‘Grand Lady’ burial from Tieguai Village:

https://www.livescience.com/63826-grand-lady-skeleton-china.html
https://www.livescience.com/63825-photos-grand-lady-tomb.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7036-181015-china-grand-lady

Latest from the Keezhadi dig in Tamil Nadu:

https://www.thebetterindia.com/161849/keezhadi-excavation-tamil-nadu-ancient-history/

A 19th century bakery type site in Russell:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12141601

Linking Angkor’s demise to ‘external climate stress’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-huge-complex-infrastructure-triggered-ancient.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uos-csw101718.php

Plans for a survey of Daisen Kofun:

https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/10/16/national/history/first-joint-survey-planned-daisen-kofun-japans-largest-ancient-tomb/
Humans are off the hook (this week) for the extinction of the Australian marsupial lion:

https://phys.org/science-news/archaeology-fossils/

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Hurricane Michael revealed some 19th century shipwrecks in Florida:

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/20/hurricane-michael-unearthed-ship-wrecks-dog-island-florida/1712168002/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/10/20/hurricane-michael-unearthed-ship-wrecks-dog-island-florida/1712168002/

Feature on runaway slaves and the Great Dismal Swamp:

https://www.thechronicle-online.com/news/world/paradise-of-serpents-runaway-slaves-lived-in-the-great-dismal-swamp-before-escape-to-canada/wcm/53c34572-1272-418c-891d-8202e64f479c

Plans to excavate the site of Our Lady of La Leche in St Augustine:

https://aleteia.org/2018/10/15/archaeologists-revive-a-florida-priests-discovery-buried-since-the-1950s/

Pondering a way to figure out if some ‘Canadian carvings’ depict Vikings:

https://www.livescience.com/63839-viking-carvings-mystery.html

Digitally preserving petroglyphs in Michigan:

https://www.myplainview.com/news/article/Michigan-tribal-partners-digitally-preserving-13323501.php

On Pocahontas an white supremacists:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/16/how-pocahontas-myth-slur-props-up-white-supremacy/

What Rhonda Quinn is up to:

http://www.shu.edu/arts-sciences/news/anthropology-professor-featured-in-pbs-documentary.cfm

The Library of Congress has digitized Theodore Roosevelt’s papers:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/arts/theodore-roosevelt-papers-online.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/18/glimpse-into-heartache-hijinks-life-president-theodore-roosevelt/
https://www.loc.gov/collections/theodore-roosevelt-papers/about-this-collection/

Review of David Blight, *Frederick Douglass*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/17/books/review-frederick-douglass-prophet-of-freedom-david-blight.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Review of Sean Wilentz, *No Property in Man*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/books/review/sean-wilentz-no-property-in-man.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More on Mayan finds in Guatemala:

https://tulanehullabaloo.com/44019/news/tulane-researchers-discover-large-mayan-cities-in-guatemala/

More on Easter Island’s water supply:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/easter-islands-statue-builders-sort-of-drank-from-the-sea/
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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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Feature on how coffee rust destroyed an ’empire’:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/16/649155664/coffee-rust-threatens-latin-american-crop-150-years-ago-it-wiped-out-an-empire

On criticism of Western Civilization during the Enlightenment:

https://theconversation.com/criticism-of-western-civilisation-isnt-new-it-was-part-of-the-enlightenment-104567

On the Titanic and the ‘mummy’s curse’:

https://slate.com/culture/2018/10/mummy-curse-titanic-sinking-washington-post-article.html

What bored students in the 18th century did:

https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2018/10/14/articulo/1539519410_620761.html

On Chinese porcelain and the Dutch:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d7863444f7a457a6333566d54/share.html

On Bosnians who speak medieval Spanish:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181017-the-bosnians-who-speak-medieval-spanish

Not liking the phrase ‘Dark Ages’:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/17/anglo-saxon-era-not-dark-ages-british-library-curator-says-exhibition/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em

Feature on Magellan’s voyages:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/16/ciencia/1539676187_543043.html

Did DaVinci have eye problems?:

https://www.livescience.com/63865-leonardo-da-vinci-eye-condition.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/da-vincis-possible-vision-disorder-may-have-influenced-his-art/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/18/health/da-vinci-rare-eye-condition-study-intl/index.html
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/18/ciencia/1539846969_394583.html

How the mongoose got to Spain:

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/10/20/how-the-mongoose-got-to-spain

The British army is reviving the ‘monuments men’ unit:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-army-revives-monuments-men-hopes-salvaging-art-war-torn-countries-180970563/

On medieval monsters:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/library-tales-worlds-oldest-monsters-180970471/

On the history of Ouija boards:

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-history-of-ouija-boards-where-they-come-from-why-theyre-so-freaking-creepy-12279291

On the ‘plowing’ metaphor:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/10/17/ancient-metaphor-that-created-modern-sexism/?wpisrc=nl_everything&wpmm=1

Some ‘lost’ works of Anne Sexton have been found:

https://www.idahostatesman.com/news/article219816915.html

Feature on the search for movie sets in the desert:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/10/harvard-egyptologist-leads-discussion-on-search-for-california-sphinx/

Pondering the appeal of antiquities:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/tomteicholz/2018/10/14/the-british-museum-the-problematic-yet-enduring-appeal-of-antiquitie/

Restoration of Rembrandt’s Night Watch will be a public affair:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/16/the-night-watch-rembrandt-painting-to-be-restored-under-worlds-gaze
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45874854
https://www.dw.com/en/the-night-watch-rembrandt-masterpiece-will-be-restored-in-public/a-45911174

… Related:

https://aeon.co/videos/how-rembrandt-used-light-and-motion-to-make-a-mundane-commission-a-masterpiece

On the Spanish flu epidemic in 1918:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20181016-the-flu-that-transformed-the-20th-century
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Afro-Atlantic Histories:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/afro-atlantic-histories-sao-paulo-museum-of-art-tomie-ohtake-institute.html

The History of the Headscarf:

https://www.dw.com/en/unveiling-the-history-of-the-headscarf/a-45908647
https://www.dw.com/en/veiled-unveiled-the-headscarf-uncovers-head-coverings/g-45896920
https://www.weltmuseumwien.at/en/press/veiled-unveiled-the-headscarf/

Animal Shaped Vessels:

https://hyperallergic.com/461824/you-gotta-fight-for-your-rhyta-to-party/

Ancient War Machines:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/233639/article/ekathimerini/whats-on/ancient-war-machines–athens–to-december-31

Florence and Its Painters:

https://www.dw.com/en/florence-and-its-painters-exhibition-exalts-giotto-botticelli-and-da-vinci/a-45942887

Hans Christian Andersen’s Paper Art:

https://www.dw.com/en/hans-christian-andersens-lesser-known-talent-paper-cuttings/a-45924839

Memoires de glace:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/society/archaeology_swiss-glaciers-surrender-secrets-of-the-past/44466602

Kuba:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/10/20/658101128/a-great-african-kingdom-tells-its-history-in-fabulous-royal-clothes

Reclaiming the Arctic:

https://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/local-arts/reclaiming-the-arctic-glenbow-exhibit-explores-the-north-through-the-eyes-of-19th-century-british-empire-and-the-inuit

Horace Walpole:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/found-221-years-spoils-treasure-hunt-worthy-fake-fortune/

The British Museum opened a new Islamic gallery:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/16/british-museum-albukhary-foundation-gallery-of-the-islamic-world-review
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/waldemar-januszczak-islamic-art-galleries-at-the-british-museum-n66m9wzmn
http://iqna.ir/en/news/3467023/new-islamic-gallery-launched-at-british-museum-%C2%A0
https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/editorial/bringing-the-riches-of-islamic-history-to-the-world-1.781258

… related:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/a-journey-through-the-islamic-world-in-eight-objects/

In the aftermath of the Brazil fire, they’ve found some of the remains of Luzia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-brazil-recovers-ancient-human-fossil.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-brazil-fire-museum/skull-of-ancient-human-found-in-burned-brazilian-museum-idUSKCN1MT2QY?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45926733
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/19/brazil-national-museum-fire-luzia-human-fossil-found
https://www.france24.com/en/20181019-brazil-recovers-ancient-human-fossil-fragments-burnt-rio-museum

More on the reopening of the Humboldt Forum:

http://theartnewspaper.com/interview/how-the-humboldt-forum-plans-to-confront-germany-s-colonial-past
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Marie Antoinette jewellery is coming to auction:

https://www.dw.com/en/marie-antoinettes-jewels-go-on-display-ahead-of-london-auction/g-45962831
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THE TECHY SIDE
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On ‘deep learning’ techniques in archaeology:

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/how-deep-learning-helps-archaeologists-rediscover-the-past/

Latest batch of digitized medieval manuscripts:

http://www.medievalists.net/2018/10/800-illuminated-medieval-manuscripts-digitized/

Recreating what Elizabeth I actually looked like:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-did-elizabeth-i-actually-look-artist-has-suggestion-180970553/

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change-related sea level rise threatens a number of World Heritage sites:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/16/climate/climate-change-historic-sites.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/10/16/pompeii-among-37-world-heritage-sites-risk-flooding-erosion/#
https://www.mercurynews.com/2018/10/16/study-rising-seas-could-devastate-historical-sites-across-mediterranean/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rising-seas-pose-imminent-threat-dozens-historical-sites-across-mediterranean-180970567/
http://english.donga.com/List/3/03/26/1504765/1
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/16/ciencia/1539700680_142377.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Recent research into the Andean genome shows adaptations to farming and altitude:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-ancient-andean-genomes-distinct-farming.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181017211657.htm

Linking genetics and Ural languages:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/arsc-sfc101518.php

On DNA and dog domestication:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27924
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45875974
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-6285735/DNA-evidence-reveals-early-farmers-really-connected-dogs.html

Linking DNA and the spread of TB by Europeans:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/10/19/658797864/the-tb-that-afflicts-much-of-the-world-was-likely-spread-by-europeans

A major study of African DNA:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/asoh-nls101218.php

On the science behind genetic testing:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/18/opinion/sunday/dna-elizabeth-warren.html?nytapp=true&smid=nytcore-ios-share

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Mount Athos:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/20/world/europe/mount-athos-greece-russia-eastern-orthodox-church.html

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PERFORMANCES
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Hadrian:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/14/arts/music/hadrian-opera-review-rufus-wainwright.html
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/theatre-and-performance/reviews/article-review-rufus-wainwrights-hadrian-bares-moments-of-genuine-beauty/
https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/stage/2018/10/14/hadrian-a-visual-feast-but-operatic-letdown.html
http://www.playbill.com/article/take-a-look-at-the-world-premiere-of-rufus-wainwrights-opera-hadrian

… related:

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/music/article-a-ditty-for-a-deity-composer-michael-levy-on-having-lyre-composition/

They Shall Not Grow Old:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45884501
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CRIME BEAT
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Not sure about the numbers in this item on antiquities smuggling in Egypt:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-21/egypts-3-billion-dollar-smuggling-problem/10388394

A pair of smugglers was arrested while bulldozing a site in Israel:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Two-antiquity-smugglers-arrested-for-bulldozing-Jewish-archaeological-site-569520
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/253310

A major bust in an upscale Cairo neighbhourhood:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/313542/Egypt/Politics-/Egypts-police-seize–stolen-artifacts-from-foreign.aspx

Latest manuscript confiscation at the Cairo airport:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-confiscates-historic-manuscript-in-cairo-international-airport/

A different sort of ‘antiquities’ smuggling:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-drug-statue-charges-20181016-story.html
https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2018/10/18/drug-dealers-caught-disguising-meth-aztec-artifacts/38197657/

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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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n41.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n42.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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OBITUARIES
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Angela Donati:

https://currentepigraphy.org/2018/10/14/angela-donati-1942-2018/

Anthea Bell:

https://www.dw.com/en/asterix-translator-anthea-bell-dies-at-82/a-45943023

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2785-audio-news-from-archaeologica-7-october-13-october-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Great Basin Anthropological Conference (November 7-10):

https://greatbasinanthropologicalassociation.org/gbac-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 21.25 ~ October 14, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Adrienne Mayor, DSH, Richard Miller, 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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Finger bones from a Neanderthal child found in Poland suggest he/she had been eaten by a large bird:

https://www.livescience.com/63801-giant-bird-ate-neanderthal-child.html
https://www.newsweek.com/neanderthal-child-eaten-giant-bird-poland-human-evolution-1157327
https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oldest-bones-ever-found-in-poland-and-dating-back-115000-years-belonged-to-neanderthal-child-whose-fingers-were-chewed-by-a-giant-bird-2561
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/10/health/neanderthal-child-eaten-by-giant-bird/index.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poor-neanderthal-child-was-eaten-giant-bird-180970524/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7020-181009-poland-neanderthal-child

Study connecting climate change to evolving tool-making abilities:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoa-dlp100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008183342.htm
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27770
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7032-181012-climate-human-evolution

Feature on homo erectus:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/homo-erectus-our-ancient-ancestor.html

More on Neanderthal DNA in modern humans:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/science/neanderthal-genes-viruses.html
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AFRICA
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LiDAR helped to find the ‘lost’ city of Kweneng in South Africa:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-45836912/south-africa-s-ancient-lost-city-of-kweneng-rediscovered-by-lasers

Rethinking when humans settled on Madagascar:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-humans-colonized-madagascar-previously-thought.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-hmh100318.php
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7025-181010-madagascar-human-arrival

On studying seasonal changes at the Haua Fteah cave in Liby:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-archaeology-climates.html
https://theconversation.com/archaeology-can-help-us-prepare-for-climates-ahead-not-just-look-back-101823
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure if we mentioned this priestly tomb find from the reign of Neferirkare at Abusir:

https://www.livescience.com/63781-tomb-of-pharaoh-sole-friend.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7023-181010-abusir-priest-tomb

Feature on an interesting near-Ptolemaic gold sarcophagus in the Met:

https://hyperallergic.com/453636/from-the-ptolemaic-kingdom-a-gilded-coffin-to-die-for/

In case you missed the study of an Egyptian sock in the tech section last week:

https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-egyptian-striped-sock-antinopolis-multispectral-imaging-dye-analysis
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/1-700-old-baby-sock-203900123.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/1700-year-old-sock-spins-yarn-about-ancient-egyptian-fashion-180970501/

Remains of a Neolithic settlement in Jordan:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31354%2Carchaeologists-krakow-discovered-neolithic-settlement-jordan.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7030-181012-jordan-neolithic-settlement

A 2300 years bp family burial sites in Canakkale:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-family-grave-discovered-in-canakkale-137656
http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/family-grave-of-2000-years-discovered-in-nw-turkey-3462980
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/family-grave-of-2-000-years-discovered-in-nw-turkey/1275726

Possible evidence of a Hasmonean-era massacre in Jerusalem:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/mass-burial-site-uncovered-in-jerusalem-evidence-of-holy-kings-bloody-reign/

Plenty of attention for the find of a Hebrew inscription with the full spelling of Jerusalem:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/2000-year-old-Roman-find-reveals-usage-of-the-name-Jerusalem-in-Hebrew-568973
https://www.timesofisrael.com/earliest-known-stone-carving-of-hebrew-word-jerusalem-found-near-city-entrance/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/252967
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/earliest-ever-inscription-bearing-jerusalem-s-full-name-is-discovered-1.6545494
https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-000-old-inscription-spells-jerusalem-israel-does-152231178.html
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/10/09/4781539088137/
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/inscriptions/2000-year-old-jerusalem-inscription/
https://www.livescience.com/63786-jerusalem-stone-inscription-archaeology.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7019-181009-israel-jerusalem-inscription

Plans to study the 7th century abandonment of Hadrianopolis:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists-to-solve-mystery-in-ancient-city-of-hadrianapolis-137824

Remains of a Byzantine church from northwestern Turkey:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/10/09/1500-year-old-byzantine-church-discovered-in-turkeys-edirne

What they’re learning about the commercial role of Shobak Castle in medieval times:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/shobak-castles-commercial-role-mediaeval-time-uncovered

Studying the dirty dishes from Catal Hoyuk (I think we had this a while ago):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-proteins-unwashed-dishes-reveal-diets-lost-civilization-180970481/

… and a feature on Catal Hoyuk:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/digging-down-into-turkeys-neolithic-city/

Feature on the site of Laodicea:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/2018/10/08/the-7500-year-old-city-of-laodicea-the-last-church-of-revelation

Feature on eunuchs in the Bible:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-interpretation/eunuchs-in-the-bible/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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3600 years bp ‘ritual objects’ (maybe) from a site on Akrotiri:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/12/santorini-excavation-brings-to-light-impressive-new-findings-photos/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7033-181012-akrotiri-minoan-shrine

58+ shipwrecks (mostly ancient?) found off Fourni:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45829960
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/12/58-ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-greece-among-top-archaeological-discoveries-of-the-century-video/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/12/greek-archaeologists-discover-58-shipwrecks-revealing-new-details-on-ancient-trade/
https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/11/ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-greek-waters-tell-tale-of-trade-routes
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2018/Oct-13/466225-ancient-greek-shipwrecks-tell-tale-of-trade-routes.ashx
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-shipwrecks-tell-tale-of-trade-routes-137821

Not sure if we mentioned this huge Roman villa site from Cambridge:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/09/huge-roman-villa-found-discovered-next-to-park-and-ride-8019995/

Evidence of a Roman bridge in Utrecht:

https://www.utrechtcentral.com/news/society/roman-bridge-discovered-in-utrecht-90466/

An inscription of the assembly of Apollonia Pontica:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/06/3rd-century-bc-decree-found-on-black-sea-island-proves-ties-between-ancient-greek-cities-apollonia-pontica-in-bulgaria-heraclea-pontica-in-turkey/

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this Roman settlement found during A66 roadwork in Eden Valley:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16973699.roman-grave-and-pottery-found-on-a66-during-5m-road-improvement-scheme/
https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/10/08/roman-settlement-discovered-during-5-million-a66-eden-valley-works/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/roman-settlement-discovered-during-a66-eden-valley-works
https://www.itv.com/news/border/2018-10-08/roman-settlement-remains-found-in-a66-roadworks/
http://www.cwherald.com/a/stories/roman-remains-uncovered-at-kirkby-thore.492860.html

Remains of a Roman glass bowl from a villa site in Ceredigion:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45792091
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hidden-secrets-behind-most-remote-15255581
http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=124359&headline=Glass%20bowl%20among%20finds%20unearthed%20at%20Roman%20villa%20site&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Studying the cause of death of a number of victims at Herculaneum:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-people-died-body-fluid-vaporization.html
https://www.livescience.com/63807-vesuvius-victims-brains-boil.html
https://www.livescience.com/63813-photos-mount-vesuvius-victims.html
https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/10/10/11/51/mount-vesuvius-erruption-brains-explode-herculaneum-pompeii
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/study-finds-victims-of-mount-vesuvius-suffered-agonising-deaths/news-story/48d1b45964979c7755e5a4ce595cda8f
https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article219795865.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/vesuvius-eruption-crackd-skulls-04254/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mount-vesuvius-boiled-its-victims-blood-and-caused-their-skulls-explode-180970504/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/10/08/mt-vesuvius-eruption-exploded-skulls-and-vaporized-bodies-roman-archaeologists-find/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7027-181011-herculaneum-boiled-blood

More on the ‘enchanted garden’/shrine reveal at Pompeii:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/arts/pompeii-shrine.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/gorgeous-enchanted-garden-discovered-in-pompeii-ancient/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7022-181009-italy-pompeii-lararium

On the Roman use of miltos:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-history-deciphering-the-roman-red-dust

More on the ‘comic strip’ burial in a Roman tomb in Jordan:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/ancient-comic-strip-depicts-the-founding-of-a-roman-city/

Tourists were allowed into the Kasta tomb at Amphipolis this week:

https://news.gtp.gr/2018/10/08/lucky-visitors-get-chance-enter-amphipolis-kasta-tomb/

Living as a Stoic for a week:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/11/my-week-living-as-a-stoic-like-a-buddhist-with-attitude-but-hard-to-do-hungover

Coverage of the Religious Studies and Classics visitation day at UArizona:

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2018/10/a-relihsfest

A bit early for Hallowe’en but our first ‘vampire burial’ story this year comes from a fifth century site in Umbria:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoa-br101118.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-vampire-burial-reveals-efforts-child.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181012093005.htm
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/vampire-child-buried-italy-stone-mouth-archaeology-lugnano-a8582371.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/archaeologists-discover-roman-age-burial-site-of-vampire-child/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/fifth-century-childs-skeleton-shows-evidence-of-vampire-burial/

How Latin got woke:

https://www.thenation.com/article/how-latin-got-woke/

Feature on ancient use of magic:

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/ye-olde-magic/10361560

Pondering the purpose of the Aeneid:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/is-the-aeneid-a-celebration-of-empire-or-a-critique

What Anne Feltovich is up to:

https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/professor-classics-anne-feltovich-presents-paper-on-roman-masculinity

In case you missed the ‘opium trade’ evidence from Cyprus in the ANE section last week:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/bronze-age-jug-opium-trade-british-museum-ancient-vase-eastern-europe-a8566741.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-archaeologists-just-discover-evidence-of-ancient-drug-trade

An account of an Odyssey reading:

https://www.underthebutton.com/article/2018/10/classics-student-british-accent

Emily Wilson’s Odyssey translation is getting syllabus attention:

https://www.columbiaspectator.com/arts-and-entertainment/2018/10/11/emily-wilsons-translation-of-the-odyssey-replaces-lattimores-on-literature-humanities-syllabus/

Reviewish things on Adrienne Mayor, *Gods and Robots*:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/10/ancient-greeks-predicted-robots-modern-technology-claims-stanford-historian/
http://www.ibtimes.sg/ancient-greek-mythology-predicted-ai-robots-rise-says-top-expert-27720
https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/10/ancient-greek-myths-foretold-of-modern-technology-including-ai-driverless-cars-and-even-alexa-8023013/
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/735378/ai-news-robots-ancient-greece-artificial-intelligence-driverless-cars-myths-legend-weird

Reviewish things of Donna Zuckerberg, *Not All Dead White Men*:

http://time.com/5418742/not-all-dead-white-men/
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/170191

Review of Steve Kershaw, *The Search for Atlantis*:

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/review-of-the-search-for-atlantis-by-steve-p-kershaw

On Homer and the theory of spontaneous generation:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/02/ciencia/1538465611_937949.html

The TLS had three things on recent work with the Odyssey … they may or may not be paywalled for you:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/odysseus-madeline-miller/
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/measure-of-homer-review/
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/translating-homer/

This week’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey coverage of note:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3313058/gaming/assassins-creed-odyssey-historical-locations-ancient-greece.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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Overviewish sort of thing on all the finds found during A14 construction:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-archaeology-work-1-5727106

Using statistical methods to reconstruct the history of Medieval Zomoztegi:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/s-smr100918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009135935.htm

A medieval church find in Tarnovgrad:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/02/intriguing-13th-century-church-with-surviving-frescos-of-jesus-christ-discovered-in-trapesitsa-fortress-in-medieval-bulgarian-capital-veliko-tarnovo/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7026-181010-bulgaria-medieval-church

A metal detectorist found some sheathing belonging to the HMS Severn:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shipwreck-discovered-metal-detector-200-year-old-jersey-hms-severn-british-channel-island-a8571536.html

A 13th century brooch found in Kerry is going on display:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/rare-13th-century-brooch-kerry

Perhaps there were concerns about icons story in a Kyrenia castle:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/12/icons-stored-in-kyrenia-castle-generally-in-good-condition/

On what is in the shipwreck of the Vrouw Maria:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/catherine-the-greats-treasure-is-lying-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean?source=articles&via=rss

More on finds found during Trans Adriatic Pipeline construction in Albania:

http://www.tiranatimes.com/?p=138812

What Daniel Serra is up to:

https://www.lutherchips.com/6090/news/archaeologist-daniel-serra-speaks-about-viking-age-food/

In case you couldn’t get to the WWI graffiti in a French cave story last week:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/soldiers-signatures-france-tunnels-shed-light-military-history/9682294

More on eight-year-olds pulling a 1500 years bp sword from a Swedish lake:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/world/europe/sweden-girl-sword-lake.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/sword-sweden-archaeology-viking-08102018/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/europe/sword-lake-girl-sweden-intl/index.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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200 late neolithic (and later) burials from Yunnan:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2018-10/07/content_65149267.htm

12th/13th century stone pillar inscriptions from a temple site near Thiruvadanai:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/archaeologists-stumble-upon-ancient-stone-inscriptions/articleshow/66155955.cms
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/amateur-archaeologists-discover-13th-century-stone-inscriptions/article25173371.ece

The site of Koh Ker was occupied longer than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-city-koh-ker-occupied-centuries.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-cok100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181010141742.htm

Studying the Maori via fecal sterols:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/ucfv-rth100918.php

Feature on the Silk Road (more or less):

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2166432/centuries-old-silver-jug-conjures-mysteries-silk

More on the earliest food use of nutmeg:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehistoric-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-uncover-earliest-use-nutmeg-180970478/

Review of a tome on Tasmania:

https://theconversation.com/a-fresh-perspective-on-tasmania-a-terrible-and-beautiful-place-104248
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Wildfires reveal First Nations sites in British Columbia:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/elephant-hill-wildfire-1.4861022

Digging a 17th century mission site in St Augustine:

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/watch-archaeologists-uncovering-what-could-be-the-oldest-stone-church-in-florida/77-8280454
http://www.staugustine.com/news/20181009/mysterious-17th-century-building-being-uncovered-at-mission
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7024-181010-florida-st-augustine-mission

Finds from Fort Miamis (Ohio):

https://www.toledoblade.com/local/daily-log/2018/10/12/archaeological-dig-at-fort-miamis-maumee-unearths-historic-artifacts/stories/20181012013?abnpageversion=evoke

On German-American communities in the US:

https://www.dw.com/en/why-little-germany-disappeared-from-nyc-and-other-little-known-events-of-german-us-history/a-45731400

Feature on Chinook Wawa:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181002-north-americas-nearly-forgotten-language

What Matthew Des Lauriers is up to:

http://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/csun-leaders/csun-professor-discovers-evidence-for-ancient-american-coastal-migration/

More on the wreck of the Lake Serpent:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/underwater-archaeologists-may-have-discovered-oldest-shipwreck-lake-erie-180970503/

Review of Joanne Freeman, *Field of Blood*:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/04/acts-incivility-antebellum-congress-unveiled-yale-historians-book
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Studying the use of salt by the Maya in Belize:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-salt-mover-shaker-ancient-maya.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/lsu-sma100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008183339.htm
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/08/654872878/ancient-maya-astrologists-farmers-and-salt-entrepreneurs
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/stone-tools-suggest-bustling-maya-trade-in-salt-and-dried-fish/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maya-belize-bolstered-their-economy-salty-fish-180970499/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27702
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7021-181009-belize-maya-salt

Pondering Easter Island’s water supply:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/bu-eii100818.php
https://www.foxnews.com/science/easter-island-discovery-experts-unravel-mystery-of-ancient-statues
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7031-181012-easter-island-water
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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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Feature on the nude in Renaissance Art:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/deconstructing-myths-about-the-nude-in-renaissance-art/

The British army is reviving its ‘monuments men’ unit:

https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/british-army-brings-monuments-men-unit-back-to-life-to-protect-historic-artefacts-in-war-1.779781

Columbus had some weird ideas about what he’d find in the New World:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/11/planeta_futuro/1539270914_609612.html

… and his link to the potato:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/08/christopher-columbus-potato-that-changed-world/

… and a feature on a map he used:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture-exploration/2018/10/columbus-map-discovery-secrets-new-world/

… and why America isn’t named after him:

https://www.livescience.com/63778-why-america-not-named-for-columbus.html

Generally, on Columbus Day:

https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2018/10/08/mexico/1539025479_213139.html

On the history of the Teddy Bear:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/how-the-teddy-bear-was-born/

Feature on ‘bad’ maps:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/oct/10/made-up-places-and-costly-mistakes-a-history-of-unfortunate-maps-in-pictures

Feature on the Russian Revolution:

https://theconversation.com/world-politics-explainer-the-russian-revolution-100669

Feature on Tolstoy:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/review/leo-tolstoy.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

On navigating ‘Ice Alley’ in the 19th century:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/in-the-1850s-navigating-ice-alley-was-deadly-for-ships/

They’re still talking about the Salvator Mundi:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/11/worlds-most-expensive-painting-is-by-leornardo-insists-expert

A recovered stolen Stradivarius is lent to a student:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/arts/music/a-stolen-stradivarius-is-recovered-and-lent-to-a-student.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic

Review of Mary Beard, *How Do We Look*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/mary-beard-how-do-we-look-rihanna-kylie-jenner.html

Review of Deborah Blum, *The Poison Squad*:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/08/654066794/how-a-19th-century-chemist-took-on-the-food-industry-with-a-grisly-experiment

More on Henry VII financing English voyages to the Americas:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-english-voyage-america.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Stonehenge:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/10/italian-axe-yorkshire-drums-prehistoric-brexit-stonehenge
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/10/britain-had-first-brexit-era-stonehenge-exhibition-show/
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45811369
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/national/16974808.stonehenge-exhibition-shows-ancient-ebb-and-flow-of-relations-with-europe/
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/stone-age-instruments-unearthed-in-yorkshire-go-back-to-stonehenge-for-timely-transcontinental-expose-1-9390263

Bruegel:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181005-bruegels-two-monkeys-one-of-arts-most-enduring-puzzles
https://www.bruegel2018.at/

DaVinci Faces:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/arts/design/leonardo-faces-teylers-museum.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

Women of the Northern Coalfield:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-45824958

Frida Kahlo:

https://hyperallergic.com/465132/a-frida-kahlo-exhibition-will-open-for-an-uninterrupted-48-hours-in-london/

Afro Atlantic Histories:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/afro-atlantic-histories-sao-paulo-museum-of-art-tomie-ohtake-institute.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

The reopening of the Humboldt Forum is opening old wounds in Germany:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/humboldt-forum-germany.html

Strange claim by the BM that ‘not everything was looted’:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/12/collected-histories-not-everything-was-looted-british-museum-defends-collections

… and the BM has a new Islamic gallery:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-45837333/islamic-world-s-diverse-art-and-culture-at-british-museum

An explosion at a Madrid Museum:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/05/ciencia/1538762473_343128.html

Feature on the Etruscan Museum at the Villa Giulia:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/yellowpage/national-etruscan-museum-at-villa-giulia-in-rome.html

The Met’s Heavenly Bodies set records:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-heavenly-bodies-met-museum.html
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Aftermath of the Banksy auction:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/felicitycarter/2018/10/11/banksys-shredded-artwork-girl-with-balloon-has-been-renamed-and-will-be-on-show-this-weekend/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using a drone to survey damage to a 12th century object at the Met:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/nyregion/a-12th-century-relic-meets-a-21st-century-technology.html

Using laser technology to study and preserve Sanilac Petroglyphs:

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Thumb-petroglyphs-preserved-with-new-technology-13302919.php

Latest mummy CT scan is on a Roman era child mummy:

http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/unlocking-the-mystery-of-a-2000-year-old-child-mummy-20181007.html
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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A grant to study the historic links between Nile flooding and volcano eruptions:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/24/joseph-manning-wins-nsf-grant-study-climate-change-human-history-link

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to track Chinese migration:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/science/china-genetics.html?nytapp=true&smid=nytcore-ios-share

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Athens:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/travel/what-to-do-in-athens.html

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PERFORMANCES
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Some background for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian opera:

https://www.theloop.ca/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-hadrian/

… other coverage:

https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/rufus-wainwright-reaches-for-operatic-heights-with-hadrian
https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/hadrian-coc-wainwright-1.4857531

Pelleas and Melisande:

https://theconversation.com/decoding-the-music-masterpieces-debussys-only-opera-pelleas-and-melisande-104691

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CRIME BEAT
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Something about the FBI and Civil War gold being found by metal detectorists:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Treasure-hunters-challenge-FBI-over-dig-for-13291694.php

Vandals hit the Old Mission Santa Barbara:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-old-mission-vandalism-20181010-story.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/10/culture-crime-news-1-7-october-2018.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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Egypt is getting a smuggled sarcophagus lid back from Kuwait:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/312994/Egypt/Politics-/Cairo-to-receive-ancient-Egyptian-sarcophagus-lid-.aspx
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/313118/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-receives-coffin-lid-seized-at-Kuwait-Interna.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/10/09/smuggled-sarcophagus-lid-retrieved-at-egyptian-embassy-in-kuwait/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58656/Egypt-recovers-cover-of-wooden-ancient-coffin-smuggled-to-Kuwait
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7029-181011-egypt-coffin-lid

The UK returned a couple of Etruscan items to Italy:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/10/11/uk-returns-2-etruscan-treasures_942e2aae-343b-4bcf-828e-94006370813d.html

First mention of a demand for the return of Cleopatra’s Needle:

https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/egyptian-archaeologist-ashamed-of-london-s-treatment-of-cleopatra-s-needle-1.780170

More on bits of Turkey’s ‘Gypsy Girl’ to be returned by the US:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/08/c_137516875.htm

More on Easter Islanders wanting Moai back from the BM:

https://www.latercera.com/la-tercera-pm/noticia/recuperando-al-moai-perdido-y-robado-queremos-hablar-hasta-con-la-reina-isabel/347864/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n40.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n41.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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OBITUARIES
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Cindy R. Lobel:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/obituaries/cindy-r-lobel-dead.html

William Helfand:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/obituaries/william-helfand-a-collector-intrigued-by-quackery-dies-at-92.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2782-audio-news-from-archaeologica-30-september-6-october-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
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Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
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for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On Neanderthal ‘health care practices’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-neanderthal-healthcare-crucial-survival.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoy-nhp100418.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004110042.htm

Neanderthal-like features in 450 000 years bp teeth from Italy:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-neanderthal-like-features-year-old-fossil-teeth.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-nfi092618.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003142903.htm

Looking at the teeth of homo antecessor (I don’t think this is the same as the previous):

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-teeth-homo-antecessor-trends-pleistocene.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-toh092618.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003142934.htm

Studying the role of viruses in human evolution:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004112547.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/suo-mhi092818.php
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/10/04/neanderthals-stopped-humans-wiped-flu/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/neanderthals-breeding-early-humans-diseases-flu-hepatitis-dna-genetics-a8568446.html

More on Neanderthal fine motor skills:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/making-do-at-a-pinch-neanderthal-used-precision-grips-not-power

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AFRICA
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Looking at some 90 000 years bp bone knives from the Dar es-Soltan 1 cave in Morocco:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bone-knife-morocco-oldest-specialized.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-bkf092618.php
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-bone-knife-hints-special-tools-appeared-early-africa
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7014-181004-morocco-bone-knife

Humans apparently delayed the onset of the Sahara Desert by 500 years:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-humans-onset-sahara-years.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Czech mission in Egypt unearthed the tomb of a 5th Dynasty architect in Giza:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/huge-tomb-from-fifth-dynasty-discovered-in-giza/
https://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/czech-archaeologists-unearth-egyptian-custodian-of-royal-affairs
https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-archaeologists-discover-tomb-of-important-egyptian-dignitary
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/02/c_129964873.htm
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/more-dig-finds-giza-bring-light-ancient-times-egypt-1194258

I think we mentioned this pair of sandstone stelae of Seti I and Ptolemy V from Aswan:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/archeologists-unearth-engraved-tablets-for-king-seti-i-and-king-ptolemy-iv-in-aswan/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58372/Two-ancient-paintings-discovered-at-Temple-of-Kom-Ombo
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/10/02/two-sandstone-stelae-discovered-in-temple-of-kom-ombo/
https://www.livescience.com/63738-temple-engravings-of-warrior-pharaoh.html
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018-10/01/content_64462093.htm
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/01/c_137504563.htm
https://www.newsweek.com/two-ancient-egyptian-artworks-depicting-gods-and-pharaohs-found-unique-temple-1149515
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7003-181001-egypt-komombo-temple

Two brothers were killed during an illegal excavation in Sohag:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/two-brothers-killed-during-illegal-excavation-for-antiquities-in-sohag/

Zahi Hawass announced he was going to announce something:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/zahi-hawass-says-to-announce-great-archaeological-discovery/

They’re finding all sorts of things every day in Egypt:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58534/Archeological-discovery-revealed-%E2%80%9Cevery-week-every-day-in-some-cases%E2%80%9D

Analyzing proteins in pottery from Catal Hoyuk:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/mpif-coe100118.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-cuisine-early-farmers-revealed-analysis.html

Not sure where to put this one on a 3000 years bp ‘juglet’ from Cyprus with traces of opium poppy in it:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoy-too100218.php
https://www.livescience.com/63733-mediterranean-juglet-contained-opium.html
https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/04/research-shows-cyprus-artefacts-used-for-opiates-not-perfume/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/122171/opium-found-in-bronze-age-cyprus-vessel/
http://www.ekathimerini.com/233289/article/ekathimerini/community/opium-found-in-ancient-cyprus-vessel
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-45732811
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/bronze-age-jug-opium-trade-british-museum-ancient-vase-eastern-europe-a8566741.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/an-ancient-fix-traces-of-opium-found-in-bronze-age-jug-8m8jll7wj
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/brandnew-analysis-finally-proves-how-our-bronze-age-ancestors-traded-opium/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-archaeologists-just-discover-evidence-of-ancient-drug-trade
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/residue-opium-poppy-found-bronze-age-juglet-180970469/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7009-181003-base-ring-opiate

Syria has put a pile of recovered antiquities on display:

https://middle-east-online.com/en/syrias-recovered-antiquities-exhibited-damascus
https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrias-recovered-artifacts-go-on-display-in-damascus/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/syrias-recovered-antiquities-display-damascus-opera-200532187.html
https://www.france24.com/en/20181003-syrias-recovered-antiquities-go-display-damascus-opera
https://middle-east-online.com/en/syrias-recovered-antiquities-exhibited-damascus
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2018/Oct-05/465395-palmyra-priest-statue-among-recovered-syrian-relics.ashx
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/syrias-recovered-antiquities-go-on-display-at-damascus-opera-137529
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/04/c_137510442.htm

Hyping all the finds in Saudi Arabia this year:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1380196/saudi-arabia

Concertns for Fujairah petroglyphs:

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/threatened-fujairah-rock-art-offers-insight-into-country-s-history-1.777440
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Bronze swords and other finds from a plundered Greek cemetery near Nemea:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bronze-swords-items-plundered-greek.html

… but they also announced the find of an intact Mycenean tomb there:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/233296/article/ekathimerini/news/intact-tomb-unearthed-in-nemea
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/05/3500-year-old-early-mycenean-tomb-discovered-in-nemea/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7013-181004-nemea-mycenaean-tomb

Latest ‘enchanted garden’ fully revealed at Pompeii (we had hints of this a while ago):

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/10/05/enchanted-garden-discovered-in-pompeii_c7c7a4f3-6555-4221-9b9d-0d509c94d91f.html
https://www.thelocal.it/20181005/in-photos-enchanted-garden-discovered-pompeii
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-revealing-fresh-secrets-after-almost-2-000-years-qm8bx7877
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/05/enchanting-roman-villa-adorned-writhing-snakes-peacocks-discovered/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em
https://www.wthr.com/article/ancient-artwork-uncovered-ruins-pompeii

A pile of Roman statuary from Jerash:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/several-%E2%80%98priceless%E2%80%99-sculptures-unearthed-jerash-including-ones-zeus-and-aphrodite
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/jordan/2018/10/04/archaeology-rare-roman-sculptures-discovered-in-jerash_1b2e14b1-5af7-43ce-afbe-3c18e470e034.html
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/greek-gem-goddess-love-aphrodite-discovered-jerash-1195268
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7012-181004-jerash-roman-sculptures

A Roman era burial from Cumbria:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-45718612
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7008-181002-england-roman-grave

Possible Roman military burials fro Northern Bulgaria:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31093%2Cbulgaria-polish-archaeologists-discover-rich-graves-roman-period.html
https://www.novinite.com/articles/192451/Possible+Roman+Soldiers%E2%80%99+Burials+Unearthed+in+Bulgaria
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7011-181003-bulgaria-roman-burials

The annual feature on things found during Thessaloniki’s metro construction:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/05/thessaloniki-metro-work-ancient-ruins-archaeology/

Feature on Roman Falkirk:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/opinion/hidden-history-of-roman-falkirk-revealed-at-last-1-4809370

Concerns for the site of Sabratha:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/%E2%80%98jewel-roman-empire%E2%80%99-faces-libya-dangers
https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/04/ancient-roman-site-sabratha-classed-endangered-by-unesco
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jewel-roman-empire-faces-libya-dangers-031921439.html
https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1415141/jewel-roman-empire-faces-libya-dangers
https://middle-east-online.com/en/roman-jewel-libya-pockmarked-gunfire
https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/03/sabratha-amphitheater-immigrants-smugglers/

Publication of Jewish inscriptions found in Greece:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/05/athens-museum-publishes-jewish-inscriptions-found-in-greece/

Feature on warrior women in the ancient world (response to whining gamers):

http://theconversation.com/warrior-women-despite-what-gamers-might-believe-the-ancient-world-was-full-of-female-fighters-104343

Review of Mary Beard, *How do we look*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/mary-beard-how-do-we-look-rihanna-kylie-jenner.html

Review of the adaptation of Alice Oswald’s *Memorial*:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/sep/30/memorial-review-alice-oswald-homer-iliad-barbican

Assorted reviews of Assassin’s Creed Odyssey:

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/01/assassins-creed-odyssey-ps4-review/
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/10/round_up_assassins_creed_odyssey_ps4_reviews_paint_an_epic_picture
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/01/assassins-creed-odyssey-ps4-review/
https://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/gaming/game-reviews/unexpected-surprises-throughout-assassins-creed-odyssey/news-story/dfde2fa81dfa429ed4dbf3a0c654519d
https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/01/assassins-creed-odyssey-falls-far-short-of-its-own-wondrous-sandbox/
https://mashable.com/article/assassins-creed-odyssey-review/
https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/3/17933806/assassins-creed-odyssey-review-podcast
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/assassins-creed-odyssey-pc-review

… and if you’re just wondering how ‘historically accurate’ it is:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/assassins-creed-odyssey-historically-accurate

A ‘top ten’ list of ancient Greek masterpieces:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/04/top-ten-ancient-greek-masterpieces/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/thematic-tourism/32821-cultural-tourism-report-top-10-ancient-greek-masterpieces.html

Pondering the Roman Empire/Western Civilization connection:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/western-civilization-athens-jerusalem-london/

There seems to be ClassCon in this ‘Undersong’ exhibition/show:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-erasure-redacted-art-1003-story.html

Studying graffiti at the Temple of Zeus at Aizanoi:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/figures-of-cavdar-turks-found-in-zeus-temple-137460
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7005-181002-turkey-temple-drawings

Something about Asterix:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/10/01/maria-antonia-rahartati-adding-color-to-lives-of-children-with-astrix.html

Feature on Greek Revival architecture:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/reginacole/2018/10/02/house-styles-101-the-greek-revival-americas-first-architectural-style/

Funding for a couple Roman walls in the UK:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45732393
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-university-experts-help-preserve-15235040
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/2-million-lottery-funding-to-celebrate-heritage-of-roman-walls-11364299828238

Some bad Latin in a political cartoon:

https://www.creators.com/read/ken-catalino/10/18/238578

More on the renewed digging on Samothrace:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/7004-181001-greece-samothrace-theater

More on that ‘naked servant’ tomb from Cumae:

https://www.livescience.com/63722-naked-servant-mural.html
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/32762-2-000-year-old-greek-tomb-painting-discovered-in-cumae-of-italy.html

More on that ‘comic book’ tomb in Beit Ras:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/aramaic-comics-roman-tomb-beit-ras-jordan/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-surprised-to-find-comic-book-style-murals-in-ancient-grecoroman-tomb/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 3000 years bp gold item from Cumbria:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/3000-year-old-piece-of-Bronze-Age-gold-found-in-Cumbria-c3268541-a2fb-44ba-8c75-fcfc0028a987-ds

Bronze Age pottery from Cambridge:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45735659

Remains of an Iron Age chariot and plenty of burials from a construction site in Pocklington:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/iron-age-horse-and-chariot-discovered-in-east-yorkshire-town-1-9376726
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7006-181002-yorkshire-chariot-burial

The big news of the week has to be this eight-year-old girl (with a suitably epic name) pulling a 1500 years bp sword from a lake in Sweden (and being declared queen by the internet, of course):

https://www.livescience.com/63761-sweden-girl-pulls-sword-from-lake.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/sweden-true-queen-pulls-ancient-sword-from-lake
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45753455
https://www.newsweek.com/swedish-girl-called-saga-finds-1000-year-old-sword-lake-1153336
https://www.npr.org/654524234
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/saga-vanecek-eight-finds-1500yearold-viking-sword-in-sweden/news-story/41e1b75834b553ac86395e2267395d55
https://www.sciencealert.com/eight-year-old-girl-saga-vanacek-pre-viking-sword-vidoestern-lake-sweden
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/an-8yearold-girl-pulled-an-ancient-sword-from-a-lake-and-the-internet-has-declared-her-their-queen/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eight-year-old-girl-finds-iron-age-sword-swedish-lake-180970482/

An 8th century burial from Torcello:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-eighth-century-skeleton-torcello.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/ucfv-esf100118.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001114305.htm
https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/10/03/11/37/headless-skeleton-venice-impaled-pole

Searching for an ‘uphill watercourse’ engineered by Saint Eanswith:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/dig-to-unearth-towns-ancient-secret-190940/

Archaeologists have located the ‘real Wolf Hall’ in Wiltshire:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/02/real-wolf-hall-unearthed-wiltshire-archaeologists/
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/03/remains-of-real-wolf-hall-discovered-by-archaeologists-hilary-mantel-novel
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unearth-foundations-wolf-hall-tudor-estate-where-henry-viii-fell-jane-seymour-180970464/

Studying the 80 years war:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/30/actualidad/1538326311_241582.html

The site of the Battle of Culloden is the latest site threatened by housing development:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/30/culloden-moor-battle-luxury-homes

… and Bosworth field appears to be lost:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/battle-bosworth-field-planning-historical-towton-sites-historians-george-goodwin-horiba-mira-car-track-archaeology/

I think we’ve had a version of this ‘medieval Germans with tapeworms’ story:

https://www.livescience.com/63758-medieval-tapeworms-human-diet.html

Funding for the Pilgrim Roots Project:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-45680380

On some WWI graffiti in a French cave:

https://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/historic-signature-of-gladstone-soldier-found-in-f/3537596/

More on the many sites (from various periods) found during pipeline construction in Albania:

https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/01/watch-pipeline-construction-workers-find-dozens-of-ancient-sites-in-albania
https://www.tol.org/client/article/27985-albania-archeology-finds-tap-pipeline-gas.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7001-181001-albania-ancient-cemetery
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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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12 000 years bp petroglyphs from near Mahrashtra (India):

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45559300
https://nypost.com/2018/10/04/mystery-rock-carvings-could-reveal-lost-ancient-civilization/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unknown-ancient-civilization-india-carved-strange-hilltop-rock-art-180970441/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mysterious-ancient-rock-carvings-discovered-in-india-depict-some-very-unexpected-creatures/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7007-181002-india-rock-art

… and some other petroglyphs from Dindigul (I think these are different) dating to ca 3500 BCE:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/new-panel-of-rock-paintings-found-in-dindigul-district/article25093218.ece

A 7300 years bp female-head-shaped piece of pottery from China’s Anhui province:

http://www.ecns.cn/news/sci-tech/2018-10-02/detail-ifyyknzp7233837.shtml

Earliest evidence of the use of nutmeg as food:

http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/10/03/3500-year-old-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-find-earliest-use-of-nutmeg-as-a-food/
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-year-old-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-earliest.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uow-3ps100318.php
https://www.zmescience.com/science/nutmeg-archaeology-05102018/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehistoric-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-uncover-earliest-use-nutmeg-180970478/

200 late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age burials from Yunnan:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/06/c_137514751.htm

A 17th century Durga sculpture from Marcel:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/16-17th-century-durga-sculpture-discovered-at-marcel/articleshow/66060603.cms

Looking into a 150 years bp shipwreck near Melbourne:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-07/archaeologists-to-uncover-secrets-of-inverloch-shipwreck/10346750

Ongoing concerns for Mohenjo Daro:

https://dailytimes.com.pk/305626/desperate-archaeology-dg-awaits-funds-to-save-the-lost-city-of-mohenjo-daro/

I think we had this ‘oldest fishing nets’ from Korea story a while ago:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/possible-evidence-of-worlds-oldest-fishing-nets-unearthed-in-korea/

On the legalities of collecting artifacts (Indian perspective):

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/possession-of-antiques-artefacts-the-legal-position/article25127232.ece

Pondering ‘robbing indigenous remains’ (Australia):

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-05/film-sheds-light-on-theft-of-indigenous-human-remains/10329764

A major fire at a historic wooden village in China:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2166445/fire-sweeps-through-historic-wooden-village-southern-chinas
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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The Adena pipe is shedding light on possible thyroid disease in early Ohio:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-reveal-ancient-thyroid-disease-science.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoc-uar100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004100016.htm

Arrowheads from near Forked Creek (Illinois):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-arrowheads-found-in-forest-st-1004-story.html

Still seeking the origins of Fort Salem:

https://www.timesgazette.com/news/31378/origins-of-fort-salem-in-highland-co-remain-unknown

… and Camp Security:

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2018/10/03/friends-camp-security-still-looking-revolutionary-war-camp-site/1508794002/

Feature on Poverty Point:

https://www.news-journal.com/opinion/pool-the-riches-of-poverty-point/article_11f5624c-c5a4-11e8-9304-83f9a39355f2.html

Berkeley ponders how to handle Native American human remains:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-struggles-with-how-to-return-Native-13270422.php

Studying newspaper attacks on Aaron Burr:

https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Grondahl-When-they-went-negative-on-Aaron-Burr-13275609.php

More on that ‘woman in the iron coffin’ from Queens:

https://www.livescience.com/63739-woman-in-iron-coffin.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/identity-of-new-yorks-150yearold-mummy-the-woman-in-the-iron-coffin-finally-revealed/

More on the dig at Fort/Camp Douglas (Utah):

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologists-search-for-military-artifacts-at-13270149.php
https://fox13now.com/2018/09/30/uniquely-utah-artifacts-dug-up-from-fort-douglas/

More on lead poisoning and the Franklin Expedition:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/did-lead-poisoning-finish-off-a-doomed-arctic-expedition/

… and the recent finds:

https://www.livescience.com/63704-franklin-expedition-artifacts-recovered.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7002-181001-erebus-artificial-horizon

More on the identification of the Lake Serpent shipwreck:

https://apnews.com/ceecc0f9727248459aa77e5025c7d539
https://www.wsbradio.com/news/national/mystery-solved-shipwreck-may-oldest-found-lake-erie/FtHPTdZXQhT1ce1KcOYSEN/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7018-181005-ohio-shipwreck-examined
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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On the revival of interest in the pre-Hispanic ball game:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/28/la_serpiente_emplumada/1538171470_920748.html

More on LiDAR and Maya remains in Guatemala:

https://www.osa-opn.org/home/newsroom/2018/october/lidar_reveals_more_maya_ruins_in_the_rainforest/
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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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An interesting 500 years bp document reveals Henry VII’s support for travellers to the New World:

https://www.livescience.com/63757-first-english-led-voyage-to-america.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-english-voyage-america.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7016-181005-parchment-tax-roll

They’ve apparently authenticated the relics of St Ambrose:

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/10/authenticity-of-st-ambroses-relics.html

Studying early ‘Hispano-American’ maps:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-hand-drawn-imitated-days-hispano-american-cartography.html

Pondering dog domestication vs being pals with wild varieties:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-domesticated-dogs-werent-friend.html

Reflecting on human zoos:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/26/649600217/where-human-zoos-once-stood-a-belgian-museum-now-faces-its-colonial-past

On Samuel Morton’s skull collection:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-19th-century-skull-samuel-morton.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uop-ant092718.php

Latest on the Shroud of Turin and its chapel:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/chapel-holy-shroud-reopens-1358287

The 2018 MacArthur fellows:

https://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/

Cambridge has digitized one of Virginia Woolf’s books:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45657689

Apparently we ignored James Cook’s advice:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/postcolonial-blog/2018/jul/23/when-celebrating-captain-cook-lets-remember-the-advice-he-ignored

On the history of artifact collecting:

https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20181001/artifact-collecting-dates-to-the-beginning-of-time

Feature on ‘Chinook Jargon’:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181002-north-americas-nearly-forgotten-language

On early humans’ belief in the afterlife:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/10/05/human-ancestors-believed-in-the-afterlife/

More on the model for Courbet’s ‘Origin of the World’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/arts/design/courbet-origin-of-the-world.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Bruegel:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/01/pieter-bruegel-the-elder-review-kunsthistorisches-museum-vienna
https://www.dw.com/en/the-pioneer-of-seek-and-find-pictures-pieter-bruegel-on-show-in-vienna/a-45709072
https://www.dw.com/en/pieter-bruegel-once-in-a-lifetime/g-45710032
http://www.insidebruegel.net/

Corot:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/03/653704714/at-the-end-of-his-career-this-19th-century-artist-painted-as-he-pleased?sc=ipad&f=1008
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2018/corot-women.html

Germ City:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/over-the-years-new-york-city-has-had-an-epidemic-of-plagues/2018/09/28/29f03aca-c103-11e8-9005-5104e9616c21_story.html
https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/germ-city

London 1938:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/berlin-recreates-nazi-baiting-art-exhibition-from-1938

Stiles and Clap documents:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/02/beinecke-displays-documents-early-yale-history-founders-day

Berthouville Hoard:

http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2018/october/nyu-isaw-presents-largest-and-best-preserved-hoard-of-ancient-si.html

Ribera:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181003-ribera-was-this-the-vision-of-a-sadist
https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2018/september/ribera-art-of-violence/

200 years of Silent Night:

https://www.dw.com/en/celebrating-200-years-of-silent-night/a-45715825

From Madras to Bangalore:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45506092
https://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/from-madras-to-bangalore/

Rome: City and Empire:

http://theconversation.com/rome-city-empire-contains-wonderful-objects-but-elides-the-bloody-cost-of-imperialism-104138
https://menafn.com/1097519378/Rome-CityEmpire-contains-wonderful-objects-but-elides-the-bloody-cost-of-imperialism
http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/rome-city-and-empire

Pompeii:

https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/simi-valley/2018/10/02/reagan-library-pompeii-exhibit-opens-saturday-simi-valley/1449181002/
https://www.vcstar.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2018/10/03/look-inside-pompeii-exhibit/1502234002/

Funding for the Mystic Seaport Museum:

http://www.wnpr.org/post/mystic-seaport-museum-will-use-federal-grant-rehabilitate-historic-fishing-schooner

More on the Troy Museum:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/10/01/dream-museum-to-be-opened-in-ancient-city-of-troy

More reflections on the Brazil fire:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/kindling-for-the-fire-why-brazil-s-lost-research-archives-are-irreplaceable
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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An Einstein letter is coming to auction:

https://www.livescience.com/63741-einstein-god-letter-auctioned-christies.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest virtual unravelling (but no revelation of content) of a burnt scroll comes from the 16th century:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-virtually-unravel-burnt-16th.html

Very interesting imaging techniques applied to an ancient Egyptian sock:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/04/imaging-tool-unravels-secrets-of-childs-sock-from-ancient-egypt
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7017-181005-antinoupolis-child-sock

Using ZooMS to analyze bone material:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/ancient-humans-neanderthals-denisovans/571966/

They’ve generated som 3d models of the Sutton Hoo ship:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-45749285

Feature on LiDAR:

https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2018/1005/A-laser-revolution-How-lidar-is-changing-the-way-we-see-the-world

More on examining mummies at the cellular level:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ct-technology-helps-scientists-unravel-mummies-secrets-180970443/

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Studying the cooling effect of preindustrial fires:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003110429.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying Scythian genetic variation:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-broad-genetic-variation-pontic-caspian-steppe.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/su-bgv100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004112558.htm

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Xlendi:

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20181001/local/deep-dive-into-ancient-history-off-xlendi.690337

Machu Picchu:

https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/turismo/2018/09/quando-ir-e-o-que-trazer-de-lembranca-de-machu-picchu-no-peru.shtml

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CRIME BEAT
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All sorts of apparently purloined antiquities found buried in an sugar company executive’s garden:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/21-more-sculptures-unearthed/article25146068.ece

Graffiti at a cave site in Sedona:

https://www.verdenews.com/news/2018/sep/30/taggers-vandalize-historic-site-video/

Another bust in Syria:

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/world/smuggling-of-roman-antiquities-prevented-in-s-445563.html

Someone in Cyprus was selling fake antiquities:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/06/man-arrested-for-selling-fake-antiquities/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/10/culture-crime-news-1-7-october-2018.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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Turkey is looking to retrieve some mosaics from the US:

http://www.yenisafak.com/en/arts-culture/turkey-to-retrieve-roman-mosaics-from-us-in-a-month-3462508
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n39.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n40.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:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2781-audio-news-from-archaeologica-23-september-29-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Studying Neanderthals’ fine motor skills:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-neanderthals-brutes-reveals-precisionworkers.html
https://theconversation.com/neanderthals-were-no-brutes-research-reveals-they-may-have-been-precision-workers-103858
https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/making-do-at-a-pinch-neanderthal-used-precision-grips-not-power
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neanderthals-used-their-hands-precision-not-just-power-180970422/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6995-180927-neanderthal-precision-grips

More on Otzi’s tattoos:

https://www.livescience.com/63682-otzi-ice-man-took-medical-treatment.html
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AFRICA
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Feature on Ethiopia’s Meskel festival:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45665901
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Vague item on two tombs (date?) found near Luxor:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58219/Egyptian-Archeological-Mission-uncovers-2-ancient-tombs-in-Luxor

A ‘massive’ ancient Roman-era structure from Mit Rahina (I think we mentioned this):

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-archaeologists-massive-ancient-egypt.html
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58095/Huge-archaeological-building-uncovered-in-Mit-Rahina
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/26/historical-roman-building-discovered-in-giza/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/egypt-archaeologists-find-building-with-roman-bath-and-chamber-attached-2018-09-25/
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-huge-building-adjoining-religious-ritual-room-discovered-giza-1138947
http://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-discover-huge-ancient-egyptian-building-near-cairo-27577
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/651424368/archaeologists-discover-huge-ancient-building-in-egypt
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/egypt-archaeology-mit-rahina-cairo-roman-bath-chamber-religious-memphis-a8554931.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/25/c_137492154.htm
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/egyptian-archaeologists-discover-an-intriguing-ancient-building-in-cairo/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6991-180925-egypt-purification-basin

Feature on archaeological finds in Egypt this year:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/09/egypt-archaeological-discoveries.html

Feature on a Coptic magical papyrus:

https://www.livescience.com/63659-ancient-egyptian-magic-spell-deciphered.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/a-mysterious-text-from-ancient-egypt-has-been-deciphered-and-its-a-love-spell/

Latest efforts to protect cultural heritage in Egypt:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58160/Ministry-of-Antiquities-takes-advanced-steps-to-protect-heritage

A tourism ‘rebound’ is setting the stage for more pyramid renovations:

http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-egypt-giza-pyramids-20180928-story.html

Studying the economic role of Coptic monasteries in Late Antique Egypt:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-insights-role-coptic-monasteries-economy.html

More on drainage issues at Kom Ombo:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/world/middleeast/egypt-kom-ombo-temple.html

More on Paleolithic sites near Riyadh:

https://www.abouther.com/node/13516/lifestyle/travel-food/archaeologists-have-just-uncovered-100000-year-old-site-saudi

Latest claim of ‘evidence’ of the Exodus comes from Khirbet el-Mastarah:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/archaeological-discovery-evidence-hebrew-exodus-from-egypt-found-near-jordan-river-227564/
https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7350894/ruins-found-in-israeli-wilderness-could-prove-biblical-story-of-exodus-in-which-moses-led-israelites-from-slavery-experts-believe/

Feature on finds made by archaeologists in Israel:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-archaeological-finds-that-uncover-500000-years-of-Jewish-history-567649

Feature on Iranian wind catchers:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180926-an-ancient-engineering-feat-that-harnessed-the-wind

Interesting chicken bones from north of Petra:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/09/29/archaeologists-suggest-ancient-chicken-with-broken-leg-was-a-good-egg-provider/#1fdb30e746f5

Feature on Cyrus the Great:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/cyrus-the-great-the-first-man-the-bible-calls-the-messiah

Feature on trade and contraband in ancient Assyria:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/09/Life-of-a-Salesman

More on Aren Maeir’s MOOC:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/biblical-archaeology-topics/mooc-biblical-archaeology-the-archaeology-of-ancient-israel-and-judah/

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Remains of a 6th century BCE settlement in western Albania:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/24/c_137488636.htm

Studying the Rozovo Tomb (Thracian):

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/23/smallest-ancient-thracian-brick-tomb-found-near-bulgarias-rozovo-thoroughly-looted-by-treasure-hunters/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6997-180927-bulgaria-thracian-tomb

A 2nd century CE Roman tomb in Jordan featuring ‘comics’ with speech bubbles:

https://www.livescience.com/63705-ancient-roman-comics.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-archaeologists-find-ancient-comics-decorating-roman-tomb-in-jordan-1.6494732
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-comics-line-roman-era-tomb-jordan-180970400/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7000-180928-jordan-capitolias-murals

A 2nd century BCE tomb from Cumae featuring a depiction of a banquet and a nude servant (among other things, of course):

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-tomb-cumae-italya-banquet-frozen.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-2-200-year-old-mural-featuring-naked-servant-discovered-in-italian-tomb-1.6512493
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/27/a-2000-year-old-painting-found-in-cumae/
https://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/09/28/2000-year-old-greek-tomb-painting-found-in-italy/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6996-180927-italy-cumae-tomb

Remains of a Roman road found during highway construction in the Netherlands:

https://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-45678860
https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/roman-road-artifacts-found-during-digging-for-a-new-motorway/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6992-180925-holland-wooden-poles

60 Roman-era burials from a Lincolnshire field:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeologists-find-60-roman-burials-2020275

Digging has resumed at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/29/work-resumes-on-sanctuary-of-the-great-gods-in-samothrace-after-22-year-hiatus/

They’ve filled in the Carmarthen Roman site:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45681080

Feature on Baiae:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-they-partied-in-baiae-the-las-vegas-of-ancient-rome

Studying burials in the catacombs of Malta:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/09/28/ancient-catacombs-on-malta-reveal-christians-jews-and-pagans-were-buried-together/

Ruins of a Roman (maybe) fortress from Bononia:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/27/decagonal-roman-fortress-tower-from-ancient-bononia-unearthed-in-bulgarias-danube-city-vidin/

Remains of a 5th century bishop’s residence from Misionis:

https://sofiaglobe.com/2018/09/28/archaeology-fifth-century-bishops-residence-found-at-bulgarias-misionis-site/

Studying remains of an ancient breakwater at Akrotiri:

https://www.forces.net/news/marine-archaeologists-uncovering-raf-akrotiris-ancient-secrets

On what made Athens great (hmmmmmm):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/opinion/konstandaras-ancient-athens-trump.html

A replica of the Orpheus mosaic may be ‘returning’ to a Gloucestershire village:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-45625115

What Marie-Claire Beaulieu is up to:

https://tuftsdaily.com/news/2018/09/28/classics-professor-marie-claire-beaulieu-shares-research-ancient-greek-bird-classification/

Feature on UUtah’s program at Volterra:

http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2018/09/26/among-the-etruscan-ruins/

Feature on five recent retellings of Homeric stories:

https://www.bustle.com/p/5-unforgettable-retellings-of-homers-classic-greek-stories-12078685

Feature on a recent translation of Theophrastus’ *Characters*;

https://www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blog/2018/09/a-lesson-in-bad-behavior-from-ancient-greece-a-new-translation-of-characters-by-theophrastus.phtml

Latest opEds in the Parthenon Marbles saga:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/rescued-or-seized-greeces-long-fight-with-uk-over-parthenon-marbles
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/sep/25/brexit-parthenon-marbles-greece-heritage
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/26/trust-us-to-look-after-the-parthenon-marbles
https://news.gtp.gr/2018/09/25/guardian-brexit-good-chance-greeks-seek-parthenon-marbles-return/
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/26/brexit-makes-return-of-parthenon-marbles-to-greece-more-compelling-the-guardian/

Interesting feature on preparatory drawings on Greek ceramics:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/uncovering-ancient-preparatory-drawings-on-greek-ceramics/

Touristy plans for Aizanoi:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/boats-to-float-in-ancient-city-of-aizanoi-137180

A marathon reading of the Punica:

http://www.creightonian.com/news/article_199b7d8c-c1b3-11e8-938b-6f6c83bb683e.html

Mixing up the Colosseum and Pula Arena:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/31306-government-promoting-event-in-pula-with-colloseum-in-rome

Nice drone video of Athens’ Plaka:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/25/drone-video-captures-athens-plaka-the-neighborhood-of-the-gods/

Reviews of *The Silence of the Girls*:

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2018/09/the-silence-of-the-girls-review-pat-barker/570871/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/books/review/silence-of-the-girls-pat-barker.html

More on recent finds from Zominthos:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/232904/article/ekathimerini/community/new-discoveries-made-at-zominthos-palace-site
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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A huge cemetery with burials dating back 5000 years from Albania:

https://au.news.yahoo.com/ancient-cemetery-filled-1000-graves-unearthed-construction-workers-013500541.html

A 3500 years bp bronze hand from Bern:

https://www.livescience.com/63690-oldest-metal-hand-europe.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/bronze-hand-ancient-switzerland-archaeology/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-have-never-seen-anything-like-this-3500yearold-bronze-hand/

Bronze Age remains from Mafra:

http://www.theportugalnews.com/news/bronze-age-remains-found-in-mafra/46981

A possible blackfriar burial from Blackfriars Church in Stirling:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/skeleton-from-blackfriars-church-in-stirling-identified-as-friar-3txh63z0n
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6994-180926-friar-belt-buckle

Plenty of coverage of a 400 years bp shipwreck near Lisbon:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-year-old-shipwreck-portugal-coast.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45630260
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/24/400-year-old-ship-found-off-portuguese-coast-cascais
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-25/portuguese-archaeologists-find-shipwreck/10301898
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/732340/Archaeologists-find-400-year-old-shipwreck-Portugal-video
https://www.euronews.com/2018/09/24/400-year-old-shipwreck-discovery-of-decade-for-portugal
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/25/651362994/spices-ceramics-found-aboard-400-year-old-portuguese-shipwreck
https://www.newsweek.com/incredible-images-reveal-renaissance-shipwreck-discovery-decade-1137100
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6987-180924-portugal-shipwreck-cannon

An historic church in Finland burned to the ground:

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/eastern_finland_church_burns_to_the_ground_police_suspect_arson/10418870

A possible Iron Age text (?) on a jar from Nijmegen:

https://www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/bekrast-potje-is-oudste-tekst-van-nederland-maar-wat-staat-er-eigenlijk-~bd0f5cca/

On the origins of Germany’s forests:

https://www.dw.com/en/the-origins-of-the-germans-special-relation-to-the-forest/a-45613711

Mapping medieval artifacts in a Swedish church:

http://sciencenordic.com/thousands-medieval-trinkets-discovered-underneath-scandinavian-churches
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6999-180928-medieval-church-coins

Feature on the Isle of May:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/the-abandoned-scottish-island-where-picts-went-to-heal-1-4805828

Feature on remains of the dead in London:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dead-beneath-londons-streets-180970385/

Not good news for the Battle of Bosworth site:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/local-council-approves-plans-transform-battle-bosworth-field-site-driverless-car-testing-track-180970418/

Review of a biography of Walter Raleigh:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/29/sir-walter-raleigh-bodyguard-david-budd-of-his-day

More on Offa’s Dyke:

http://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16903902.chirk-castle-dig-helping-archaeologists-piece-together-history-of-offas-dyke/
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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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Interesting ‘restoration’ of a 5th century idol of Narsimha:

https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/layers-fall-off-to-reveal-5th-century-black-basalt-idol/articleshow/65970697.cms

Studying evidence of historical floods in India:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/remembrance-of-floods-past/article25074532.ece

Native Mounted Police and related sites from Queensland:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-25/archaeologists-discover-hundreds-of-native-mounted-police-camps/10183402
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/29/signatures-of-killings-archaeologists-uncover-legacy-of-frontier-violence

Review of a book on the British in India:

https://www.scmp.com/culture/books/article/2166112/british-india-social-history-350-years-colonisation-book-review

More on the early inhabitation of Australia’s Desert:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/people-braved-australias-western-desert-45000-years-ago-180970421/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6993-180926-australia-western-desert

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest finds from Camp Douglas (Utah):

https://www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=46395469
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6988-180924-utah-camp-douglas

Latest finds from the Erebus:

https://www.livescience.com/63704-franklin-expedition-artifacts-recovered.html
https://www.livescience.com/63701-photos-hms-erebus-exploration.html

What they’ve learned about the Bayly House (Cambridge … I think this is North America):

https://www.dorchesterbanner.com/local-history/bayly-cabin-found-to-be-a-home/

A 150 years bp burial from New York City:

https://nypost.com/2018/09/29/secret-identity-of-150-year-old-body-found-in-nyc-revealed/

Digging up a university site at Wellesley:

http://thewellesleynews.com/2018/09/28/college-hall-archaeology-project-sheds-light-on-student-life-in-early-1900s/

More on the Endeavour (still no positive identification?):

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/captain-cooks-hms-endeavour-found-off-the-coast-of-rhode-island/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A reassessment of some burials suggests that notions of violence in pre-Colombian Panama have been exaggerated:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-violence-pre-columbian-panama-exaggerated.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/stri-vip092418.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180924174444.htm
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/09/24/suicide-sacrifice-and-mutilations-in-precolumbian-cemetery-questioned-by-archaeologists/
https://www.sciencealert.com/pre-columbian-panama-playa-venado-suicide-sacrifice-mutilation-no-evidence

Evidence of Maya elites living at Teotihuacan:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/7579-elite-maya-residio-en-teotihuacan-revelan-hallazgos-en-la-plaza-de-las-columnas
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/evidence-reveals-mayan-elites-lived-in-teotihuacan/

Rethinking assorted aspects of Maya civilization in the wake of LiDAR studies a while ago:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-unprecedented-massive-scale-lowland-maya.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/aaft-ls092418.php
https://news.brown.edu/articles/2018/09/lidar
https://www.livescience.com/63713-maya-cities-found-in-guatemala.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/science/maya-ruins-lidar.html
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/27/ciencia/1538033539_490188.html
https://www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-find-ancient-cities-using-lasers-1145042
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/09/27/this-major-discovery-upends-long-held-theories-about-maya-civilization/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/09/27/maya-lidar-scans-60000-new-structures/#.W7DYR5P25n4
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/laser-mapping-shows-surprising-complexity-maya-civilization
https://www.wired.com/story/laser-carrying-airplanes-uncover-massive-sprawling-maya-cities/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/junglepenetrating-lasers-reveal-thousands-of-ancient-mayan-structures/
https://www.designboom.com/technology/lidar-laser-airplanes-mayan-cities-09-29-2018/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/what-61000-hidden-structures-reveal-about-maya-civilization/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6998-180928-guatemala-lidar-survey

Feature on Espiritu Pampa (Peru):

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/28/perus-last-incan-city-reveals-its-secrets-its-genuinely-a-marvel

An interesting paraplegic child Nazca mummy:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/mummy-of-paraplegic-child-shows-how-perus-nasca-culture-treated-disability/

On pyramids at Teotihuacan:

https://www.livescience.com/63315-photos-teotihuacan-pyramids.html

Feature on the Zacatecas site, which will soon open to the public:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/archaeological-site-was-inhabited-for-18-centuries/

More on that Maya ‘snake king’ altar:

https://www.livescience.com/63652-maya-altar-discovered.html
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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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A French scholar may have identified the model in Courbet’s ‘L’Origine du Monde’:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45637037

On teaching the humanities:

https://whitmanwire.com/news/2018/09/28/alumni-share-advice-on-teaching-in-the-humanities/

… and rethinking the emphasis on STEM:

https://www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2018/09/28/are_we_creating_a_stem_dead-end_110828.html

cf:

http://www.nber.org/papers/w25065
https://scholar.harvard.edu/files/kadeem/files/demingnoray_stem_sept2018_final.pdf

On moving London Bridge to Arizona:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_bridge_that_crossed_an_ocean

Maybe Caravaggio didn’t die of syphilis:

https://www.livescience.com/63702-caravaggio-died-of-sepsis.html

Latest solving-old-math-problem claim:

https://www.livescience.com/63668-riemann-hypothesis-solution-critics.html

Feature on Thecla:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/people-in-the-bible/who-was-thecla/

Interesting feature on the conservation of some samurai armour:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/conserving-a-suit-of-samurai-armour/

Did Hokusai inspire Starry Night?:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/was-van-gogh-inspired-by-hokusai-s-great-wave-when-he-painted-his-starry-night

Feature on Thomas Lipton:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45548495

A very interesting antiquities case … not sure where this goes:

https://www.krqe.com/news/investigations/larry-barker/city-storing-millions-of-dollars-of-antiquities-free-of-charge/1474192662

How France came up with the metric system:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180923-how-france-created-the-metric-system

Google was marking the discovery of the Altamira cave paintings:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2018/09/24/google-doodle-celebrates-discovery-of-altamira-cave-paintings/

cf: https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/24/actualidad/1537769625_914876.html

Feature on drafts of *The Picture of Dorian Gray*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/books/review/picture-of-dorian-gray-oscar-wilde.html

What hunter-gatherers tell us about cooperation:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/way-hunter-gatherers-share-food-shows-how-cooperation-evolved?tgt=nr

Feature on Voltairine de Cleyre:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/obituaries/voltairine-de-cleyre-overlooked.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

More on that letter of Galileo:

https://www.livescience.com/63654-galileo-original-letter-found.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/26/actualidad/1537950242_882347.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-letter-catches-galileo-400-year-lie-180970392/

… and that letter of suffragette Annie Kenney:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-discovered-letter-sheds-light-overlooked-suffragette-180970381/

More on the fight over the anthropocene or whatever it’s being called:

https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-feuding-bitterly-false-dawn-new-age-meghalayan-holocene-anthropocene
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Animal-Shaped Vessels:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/09/animal-shaped-vessels-from-the-ancient-world-a-showcase-for-intoxicating-art/

Oceania:

http://theartnewspaper.com/preview/looted-cannibal-bowl-served-up-in-royal-academy-s-oceania-show

Seriously Funny:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/26/yale-art-gallery-exhibit-celebrates-lasting-value-caricature

Shine on Me:

https://www.dhmd.de/en/exhibitions/shine-on-me/

Rome: City and Empire:

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/rome-city-and-empire-an-intriguing-tour-of-refined-propaganda-20180924-p505m3.html

Kitagawa Utamaro:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/previously-unknown-painting-by-shunga-master-kitagawa-utamaro-who-influenced-the-impressionists-goes-on-show-at-the-british-museum

What Neil MacGregor is up to:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/16888887.neil-macgregor-on-religion-1968-and-life-after-the-british-museum/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/saturday-review/review-living-with-the-gods-on-beliefs-and-peoples-by-neil-macgregor-a-history-of-the-world-in-100-gods-bcmxz03qt
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Grand Tour souvenirs:

https://www.christies.com/features/Souvenirs-from-the-Grand-Tour-9406-1.aspx

A questionable bust of a Roman emperor went for a way-too-high price:

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/broken-roman-emperor-bust-sells-for-160-000-at-sheffield-auction-1-9367070

Qing Dynasty porcelain:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3277735/auction-preview-refined-antiquities-imperial-porcelains-of
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new CT technique takes examining ancient remains to the cellular level:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/rson-cte091818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925105834.htm
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/new-ct-scanning-technology-offers-a-microscopic-view-of-a-mummys-hand/
https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2018180945

What Carrie Heitman is up to:

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/culture/unl-anthropology-professor-stands-on-forefront-of-digital-archaeology/article_90c02868-c2bc-11e8-8653-6f46ede85383.html

Feature on LiDAR:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/scanning-ancient-civilizations-from-the-skies/

More on Cambridge University and their tree ring ‘diary’:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45525785
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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On climate change and London’s ‘Great Stink’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-year-climate-action-victorian-london.html

Climate change is threatening sites on Orkney:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/25/climate/scotland-orkney-islands-sea-level.html
https://www.sbs.com.au/news/saving-scotland-s-heritage-from-the-rising-seas

Joseph Manning received a major NSF grant to study climate change in history:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/24/joseph-manning-wins-nsf-grant-study-climate-change-human-history-link

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Overviewish sort of thing on what DNA is telling us:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/how-ancient-dna-is-transforming-history-1.3639703

… and what DNA tells us about louse-borne relapsing fever:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/ancient-dna-reveals-the-secrets-of-a-devastating-european-disease/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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PERFORMANCES
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On Judge Dee:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2165769/who-was-detective-dee-unravelling-mystery-tang

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CRIME BEAT
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Remembering a major theft from a Mexico City museum:

http://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2018/09/26/el-robo-del-siglo-en-mexico-como-dos-estudiantes-universitarios-robaron-mas-de-100-piezas-arqueologicas-del-museo-nacional-de-antropologia/

An art dealer sentenced for fraud:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/arts/design/art-dealer-sentenced-to-18-months-in-prison-for-fraud.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/09/culture-crime-news-17-23-september-2018.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 sort of ‘repatriation’ … the London Stone:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/23/karma-restored-mythical-london-stone-returns-to-its-city-home
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/londons-lucky-stonereferenced-shakespeare-blakeset-return-rightful-place-180970386/

Solomon Islanders want a ‘cannibal trough’ returned:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/solomon-islanders-tell-museum-bosses-to-return-looted-cannibal-trough-c0bg6xbg6

More on Egypt recovering a relief of Amenhotep I from the UK:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/24/egypt-retrieves-stolen-relief-carved-with-cartouche-of-king-amenhotep-i-from-karnak-temple/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the coins of the Ptolemies:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-the-ptolemies-part-i/

A gold coin of John III:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/26/first-ever-gold-coin-found-in-bulgarias-lyutitsa-fortress-of-byzantine-nicaean-emperor-john-iii-ducas-vatatzes/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n38.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n39.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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OBITUARIES
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Shan Tianfang:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45589713

Constance Sutton:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/obituaries/constance-sutton-dead.html

John Putnam:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/obituaries/john-putnam-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2780-audio-news-from-archaeologica-16-september-22-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 21.22 ~ September 23, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
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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Remains of two more Neanderthals from Shanidar Cave:

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/464cfb49-659e-46da-8c5a-3089e5f79f40
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6975-180918-shanidar-cave-neanderthals

Neanderthals had bigger, but not better (apparently) brains:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=9712
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Groundwater draining operations in an Aswan temple revealed another Ptolemaic sphinx:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/sphinx-statue-uncovered-at-kom-ombo-temple/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57652/Egyptian-archeological-mission-discovers-sphinx-statue-in-Aswan
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/16/new-sandstone-sphinx-statue-discovered-in-aswan/
https://www.livescience.com/63620-cobra-crowned-sphinx.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45546415
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ancient-sphinx-egypt-pharaoh-temple-archaeologists-discovery-a8541426.html
https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/ancient-sphinx-discovered-in-egypt-archaeologists-reveal-20180917-p5049h.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-antiquities/egyptian-archaeologists-find-sandstone-sphinx-in-temple-at-aswan-idUSKCN1LW0NO
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/ancient-sandstone-sphinx-found-in-egypt/news-story/022cbf89aca6a1c0e3b5fa5bba131340
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-tiny-sphinx-from-ptolemaic-egypt-rescued-from-flooding-temple-1.6488626
https://www.novinite.com/articles/192183/Archaeologists+Discover+Ancient+Sphinx+in+Egypt+%28Photos%29
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/17/c_137474407.htm
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article218493745.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/sphinx-statue-found-kom-ombo-ptolemais-dynasty-ancient-egypt
https://www.newsweek.com/egyptian-archeologists-unearth-sphinx-and-reliefs-king-ptolemy-v-kom-ombo-1123160
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6972-180917-egypt-aswan-sphinx

Also from Aswan comes a Late Period sarcophagus with mummy:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311786/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/A-sarcophagus-with-a-mummy-uncovered-in-Late-Perio.aspx
https://www.livescience.com/63615-egyptian-mummy-discovered-in-sarcophagus.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/18/c_137477122.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6976-180918-egypt-aswan-mummy

… and the site has produced lots of interesting things since 2014:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57864/20-tombs-unearthed-in-Aga-Khan-site-Aswan-since-2014

Plans for the Tanis site to become an open air museum:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/16/c_137472191.htm

More on the tombs found at Lisht:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/18/american-egyptian-expedition-discovered-new-tombs-in-lisht-village/
https://www.egyptindependent.com/us-expedition-unearths-more-than-802-tombs-in-southern-egypt/
https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/expedition_led_by_uab_archaeol.html

Paleolithic sites from south of Riyadh:

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1398421/archaeological-sites-dating-back-thousands-years-discovered-south-saudi-capital
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1373651

A 2700 years bp grinding stone from Cavustepe:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/09/20/grinding-stone-dating-back-2700-years-found-in-eastern-turkey
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6982-180920-turkey-grinding-stone

Possible evidence of a 3000 years bp ‘oracle cult’ at Abel Beth Maacah:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-signs-of-3-000-year-old-oracle-cult-found-in-israel-archaeology-1.6472911

I think we mentioned this ‘archive’ of Hellenistic era seals from Tel Maresha:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/252034
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-unique-cache-of-over-1-000-impression-seals-found-in-underground-closet-in-maresha-1.6479344
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/tel-maresha-caves-hellenistic-treasures/

Feature on tekhelet:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jerusalem-museum-untangles-history-color-blue-biblical-hue-ancient-royalty-180970356/

Feature on Neolithic masks from Gobekli Tepe (and elsewhere):

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/09/Behind-the-Mask

An overview of the big finds in Israel in the year 5778:

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-archaeological-finds-that-uncover-500000-years-of-Jewish-history-567649

Folks might be interested in Aren Maeir’s MOOC on the archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah:

http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2018/09/coming-soon-mooc-biblical-archaeology.html

Feature on the impact of the Crusades on Jerusalem:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/what-were-the-crusades-and-how-did-they-impact-jerusalem/

More on the church in the lake in Izmir:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/was-council-of-nicaea-church-just-found-under-a-lake

More on 13 000 years bp beer operations:

https://www.newsweek.com/oldest-evidence-beer-brewing-13000-years-ago-unearthed-israeli-cave-1133931
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/archaeologists-may-have-unearthed-world-s-oldest-brewery
https://www.livescience.com/63631-oldest-beer-brewing-evidence.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of Roman finds from a Roman camp site in Portugal:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-weapons-sandals-coins-roman-conquest.html

A Roman cemetery from North Lincolnshire:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-45564334
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6980-180919-england-roman-cemetery

Roman finds from a dig in Winterton:

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/skeletons-bracelets-pottery-even-leg-2017543

A looted Thracian brick tomb from Rozovo:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/23/smallest-ancient-thracian-brick-tomb-found-near-bulgarias-rozovo-thoroughly-looted-by-treasure-hunters/

Latest finds from the Segobriga site:

https://www.eldiario.es/clm/segobriga-record-visitas-patrimonio_0_810869733.html

Feature on Rome’s ‘first fire service’:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/ancient-romes-first-fire-service.html

Feature on a recently-restored Aphrodite in Florence’s Archaeological Museum:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/Rediscovered-Aphrodite-In-Italys-National-Archeology-Museum-Restored-Thanks-To-Friends-Of-Florence-20180920

Why study Classics:

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/09/17/turner-nietzsche-and-niche/

Reviewish on *The Silence of the Girls*:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/639600024/homers-unwilling-women-are-no-longer-quiet-in-the-silence-of-the-girls

Reviewish of Emily Wilson’s *Odyssey* translation:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/opinions/the-odyssey-emily-wilson-reading-to-my-son-tess-taylor/index.html

More on the coin hoard from Como:

https://www.news24.com/World/News/watch-roman-gold-coins-worth-millions-discovered-in-old-theatre-20180916

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A pair of Bronze Age helmets from Slovakia:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913941/mushroom-picker-finds-precious-helmets-from-late-bronze-age.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6977-180918-slovakia-bronze-helmets

An ‘amateur Danish archaeologist’ found some 1500 years bp jewellery:

https://www.thelocal.dk/20180917/amateur-danish-archaeologist-finds-1500-year-old-treasure
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-archaeologists-celebrate-spectacular-discovery-iron.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6973-180917-denmark-gold-treasure

A medieval bishop’s seal from a Swedish island:

https://www.thelocal.se/20180921/archaeologists-find-medieval-seal-on-biskops-arno-sweden
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6985-medieval-bishop-s-seal-found-in-sweden

Brexit fears are apparently causing archaeologists and curators to leave the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/sep/22/archaeologists-and-curators-leaving-uk-over-brexit-fears

A sailor’s 17th century rape confession:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/18/secret-unearthed-sailor-17th-century-journal-edward-barlow-national-maritime-museum

Searching for the site of the Siege of Derry era boom:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-45599513

Searching for the origins of Offa’s Dyke:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45592682
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/2018/09/21/offas-dyke-emerges-from-the-deep-at-castle/

Studying ice cores from a Swiss glacier:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/science/icecore-europe-pollen.html

On evidence of historical tsunamis in Britain:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45541721

English Heritage is looking for Stonehenge holiday photos:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/20/english-heritage-seeks-stonehenge-holiday-snaps-for-digital-album

Plans to recreate Henry VIII’s fancy tent:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/sep/22/henry-viii-tent-field-of-cloth-of-gold-reconstruction

Anticipating a dig in Trnava:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913957/trnava-dream-city-for-archaeologists.html

More on a dog finding a Bronze Age hoard of sorts in Czechia:

https://www.sciencealert.com/bronze-age-urnfield-treasure-sickles-axes-arrows-dug-up-czechia-dog-orlicke-mountains
https://www.zmescience.com/research/discoveries/dog-archaeology-discovery-823523/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dog-archaeologist-czech-republic-1351412
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dog-uncovers-trove-bronze-age-relics-czech-republic-180970324/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/very-good-doggo-finds-3000yearold-buried-treasure-while-out-on-walk/

More on the fide of Henry VII’s probable birthplace in Pembroke Castle:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/exact-spot-henry-viis-birthplace-15163270
https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16887030.henry-vii-birthplace-found-during-pembroke-castle-dig/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/16/likely-birthplace-of-henry-vii-found-in-pembroke-castle
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/excavation-welsh-castle-may-shed-light-mystery-henry-viis-birthplace-180970304/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6974-180917-pembroke-castle-mansion
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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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Neolithic remains from a a Viet Nam cave:

https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/466044/more-prehistoric-remains-found-in-volcanic-caves.html#5IY1bFbbpKT00qHk.97
https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/ancient-skeletons-discovered-in-vietnam-cave-3811188.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6979-180919-vietnam-neolithic-remains

A new method of estimating prehistoric population growth suggests there was a boom in South East Asia population some 4000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-se-asian-population-boom-years.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/anu-rps091918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920102132.htm

Evidence Aboriginal people lived in Australia’s desert interior some 50 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-aboriginal-people-australia-interior-years.html
https://theconversation.com/aboriginal-people-lived-in-australias-desert-interior-50-000-years-ago-earlier-than-first-thought-102111

A team will be studying a ‘trove’ of statues in a Pilibhit temple:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bareilly/asi-deputes-team-to-examine-trove-of-statues-in-pilibhit-temple/articleshow/65916679.cms

A Chola-era inscription unearthed in Pudukkottai:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/chola-era-inscription-unearthed-in-pudukkottai/articleshow/65863582.cms

Feature on the Maori monarchy:

https://theconversation.com/the-kingitanga-movement-160-years-of-maori-monarchy-102029

Feature on the politics of reconstructing grotto murals from Xinjiang:

https://frieze.com/article/politics-reconstructing-ancient-grotto-murals-xinjiang-china-today
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest hype for the ‘impending’ rediscovery of the Endeavour:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/world/australia/captain-cook-ship-endeavour.html
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/19/wreck-of-captain-cooks-hms-endeavour-discovered-off-coast-of-america
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/19/captain-cooks-missing-hms-endeavour-discovered-us-coast/
https://www.dw.com/en/captain-cooks-hms-endeavour-found-at-last/a-45567171
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/09/20/ship-captain-cook-used-discover-australia-may-have-been-found-sunken-us-harbor/
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/researchers-closing-in-on-solving-hms-endeavour-mystery-37343151.html
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/captain-cook-endeavour-boat-intl/index.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107204775/claim-hms-endeavour-is-found-solving-one-of-the-great-maritime-mysteries
https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/hms-endeavour-found-one-of-the-greatest-maritime-mysteries-of-all-time-solved-20180919-p504lx.html
https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/hms-endeavour-found-one-of-the-greatest-maritime-mysteries-of-all-time-solved-20180919-p504lx.html
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/maritime-mystery-captain-cooks-ship-appears-to-have-been-found/news-story/3c3ed9886b66cf6a2f79e3935f60670a
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6978-180919-endeavor-james-cook

… but no, they haven’t located it for sure:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/20160504-Cook-Endeavour-shipwreck-discovery-Newport-underwater-archaeology/

… and pondering the Endeavour’s legacy:

https://theconversation.com/as-we-celebrate-the-rediscovery-of-the-endeavour-lets-acknowledge-its-complicated-legacy-103524

A wolf pup ‘mummy’ from a Yukon Gold Mine:

https://www.livescience.com/63609-ice-age-wolf-mummy.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canadian-permafrost-yields-intact-remains-50000-year-old-caribou-calf-wolf-pup-180970301/

Feature on Salt Lake City’s Fort Douglas:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/09/22/digging-dirt-uncovering

I think this is a canoe found in Louisiana last year:

http://www.wafb.com/2018/09/16/land-excavator-discovers-ancient-native-american-canoe-belle-rose-nearly-years-old/

Recording petroglyphs in Arizona:

https://asunow.asu.edu/20180919-discoveries-emily-fioccoprile-research-deer-valley-petroglyph-park

Interviewish with David Overstreet:

https://shepherdexpress.com/news/features/unearthing-wisconsins-lost-history/#/questions

More on those stone ‘instruments’ from Colorado:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/647184207/mysterious-stones-found-in-colo-may-have-been-ancient-musical-instruments

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Ulama is making a comeback in Mexico:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/646756260/an-ancient-ballgame-makes-a-comeback-in-mexico
https://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-an-ancient-ballgame-makes-a-comeback-in-mexico/
http://www.wbur.org/npr/646756260/an-ancient-ballgame-makes-a-comeback-in-mexico

More on that altar from La Corona:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-altar-reveals-mayan-game.html

More on Mesoamericans capturing and trading wild animals:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912144430.htm

More on that mask of Pakal the Great:

http://theweek.com/speedreads/792624/archaeologists-discover-strangely-wrinkly-ancient-mayan-mask
—–
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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Feature on Kole Nidre:

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/The-majesty-and-the-mystery-of-Kol-Nidre-567366

Pondering the art market:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/arts/design/elephant-graph-income-inequality.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Feature on the ‘oldest magic book in the world’:

https://iranian.com/2018/09/18/the-oldest-magic-book-in-the-world/

Looking for archaeological evidence of child labour:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06747-w
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6981-180919-child-labor-antiquity

Once again we’re hearing about ‘Pope Joan’:

https://www.livescience.com/63598-female-pope-joan-medieval-coins.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-coins-suggest-legendary-female-pope-may-have-existed-after-all-180970297/

Something about synchronous human energy consumption over the past 10 000 years:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-synchronous-human-energy-consumption-years.html

Studying ancient globalization:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uocf-iss091818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180918154825.htm

On the colour umber:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180919-umber-the-colour-of-debauchery

A letter from an imprisoned suffragette has turned up:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45576262

… as has a long-lost letter of Galileo:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06769-4

On Shakespeare’s characterization of women:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45356908

A big argument has broken out over what marks the beginning of the Meghalayan Age:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-meghalayan-holocene-megadrought-archaeology/

Feature on the Lipton tea people:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45548495

In case you want to poke around Yale’s special collections:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/20/online-search-tool-lifting-veil-yales-collections

An APOD of the Callanish Stones:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180923.html

Feature on the Spanish flu outbreak:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45097068

On assorted historical ‘lies’ we believe (urban legends?):

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/05/icon/1536142770_672955.html

On Archimedes’ big discovery:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/13/ciencia/1536831838_204195.html

… and other historical discoveries:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/20/ciencia/1537432139_523788.html

On what killed Caravaggio:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/19/actualidad/1537356575_463991.html

Feature on ancient pet burials:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/17/pet-cemetery-animal-burials/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Restless Times:

https://www.dw.com/en/restless-times-exhibition-features-germanys-latest-archaeological-finds/a-45591330
https://www.dw.com/en/german-archeological-treasures-from-tomb-of-celtic-princess-on-show/a-45520264
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-treasures-germany-reveal-turbulent.html

Ho’oulu Hawai’i:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/39124809/never-before-seen-artifacts-from-the-kalakaua-era-on-display

Images of Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311992/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-ambassador-to-Norway-inaugurates-ancient-Egy.aspx

Roman Frontiers:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/roman-past-under-spotlight-crieff-13283841

I Object:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/ian-hislops-objecting-objects/

Snowrollers:

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2018/09/17/history-space-snow-rollers-peacham/37808353/

Living with the Gods:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/living-with-the-gods-on-beliefs-and-peoples-review-1.3624114

Rome: City and Empire:

https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/roman-empire-masterpieces-come-to-canberra/news-story/420911af0878d5d60dffb0bb49530d9b
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-20/rome-exhibition-coming-to-national-museum-of-australia/10282824
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/why-ancient-rome-is-the-civilisation-we-can-t-forget-20180920-p5050u.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/20/c_137482513.htm

Animal Vessels:

https://www.thecrimson.com/image/2018/9/18/animal-vessels/

Questioning the authenticity of a hat ascribed to Abraham Lincoln:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-museum-abraham-lincoln-hat.html

Lisbon’s Museum of the Discoveries is causing some controversy:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/17/lisbon-museum-plan-stirs-debate-over-portugals-colonial-past

Feature on the Bolton Museum’s Egyptian collection (including the Amarna princess):

https://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/16889743.bolton-museum-a-first-look-at-the-new-egyptian-collection/

More reflecting on the Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.html
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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An Assyrian relief is coming to Christie’s:

https://www.christies.com/features/5-minutes-with-a-3000-year-old-Assyrian-relief-9344-3.aspx
https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/assyrian-relief-expected-to-raise-over-10m-at-christies-new-york/

A pile of Lincoln memorabilia is coming to auction:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-700-lincoln-collectibles-are-set-go-auction-180970323/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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There’s some 3d digital modelling going on at Petra:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/petra-jordan-drone-3d-scan-digital-modeling-180970310/

… and of Sheffield Castle:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45587064

Using biomarkers to estimate ancient population sizes:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/remnants-human-poop-help-archaeologists-study-ancient-populations-180970337/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6983-180920-coprostanol-population-estimate

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Nanjing’s ‘Great Wall’:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180919-in-china-a-great-wall-no-one-knows

Patmos:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/patmos-island-greece/index.html

Samurai castles:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/japan-samurai-castles/index.html

Cyrene:

https://world.greekreporter.com/2018/09/21/cyrene-the-impressive-ancient-greek-city-of-libya-video/

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PERFORMANCES
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Spartacus:

https://theconversation.com/spartacus-the-rise-and-rise-of-an-unlikely-hero-102646

Not sure about DJs performing at Stonehenge:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2018/09/18/dj-paul-oakenfold-stonehenge-performs-music.cnn

Marking the founding of the Paris Opera:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/arts/music/paris-opera-gala.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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CRIME BEAT
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An illegal excavation in a building in Veria (Greece):

http://www.ekathimerini.com/232765/article/ekathimerini/news/police-uncover-illegal-excavation-for-antiquities-in-northern-greece

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/09/culture-crime-news-10-16-september-2018.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 (+ NAZI LOOT)
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Egypt recovered a relief of Amenhotep I from London:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311942/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/A-relief-of-king-Amenhotep-I-recovered-from-London.aspx
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6986-180921-egypt-repatriated-relief

I think we mentioned this latest Nazi loot case:

https://www.livescience.com/63602-nazi-looted-art-gurlitt-trove.html

Opeddish on repatriation matters:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1373046/lifestyle
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n37.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n38.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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OBITUARIES
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Ehsan Yarshater:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/obituaries/ehsan-yarshater-dead.html

Luigi Cavalli-Sforza:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/obituaries/luigi-cavalli-sforza-dies.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2779-audio-news-from-archaeologica-9-september-15-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 21.21 ~ September 16, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Don Buck, Richard Miller, 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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Remember that 70 000 years bp ‘hashtag’ from Blombos Cave? It’s now being touted as the oldest drawing made by humans:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/c-dot091018.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uotw-mgd091118.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-piece-silcrete-blombos-cave-predates.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912133531.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/12/science/oldest-drawing-ever-found.html
https://www.livescience.com/63565-worlds-oldest-drawing.html
http://sciencenordic.com/archaeologists-find-world%E2%80%99s-oldest-drawing
https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-this-the-worlds-oldest-hashtag-1536771601
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/09/12/archaeologists-just-found-oldest-drawing-its-year-old-hashtag/
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45501205
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/oldest-drawing-ever-south-africa-blombos-cave-art-hashtag-rock-ochre-a8534696.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/12/earliest-known-drawing-found-on-rock-in-south-african-cave
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/12/first-ever-drawing-man-hashtag-shows-early-humans-capable-abstract/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-73-000-year-old-abstract-art-found-in-south-africa-s-blombos-cave-1.6468244
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/09/12/earliest-drawing-human-history-discovered-africa/1279611002/
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-earliest-human-drawing-20180914-story.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-crisscrossed-lines-called-worlds-oldest-drawing
https://globalnews.ca/news/4444358/worlds-oldest-drawing-south-africa/
https://www.dw.com/en/oldest-known-drawing-a-hashtag-found-in-south-africa/a-45469721
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/the-oldest-drawing-in-the-world-was-done-with-an-ocher-crayon/
http://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06657-x
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27003
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/12/647178335/researchers-discover-ancient-hashtag
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/south-african-cave-stone-may-bear-worlds-oldest-drawing
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-ancient-humans-art-hashtag-ochre-south-africa-archaeology/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6962-180912-blombos-cave-ochre

A 70 000 years bp site in Armenia:

https://armenpress.am/eng/news/947296/

Otzi’s tattoos are getting attention again:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-otzi-icemans-tattoos-reveal-about-copper-age-medical-practices-180970244/
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AFRICA
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Humans arrived on Madagascar earlier than previously thought and did bad things to megafauna:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-bird-bones-redate-human.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/zsol-abb091218.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912144434.htm
https://www.livescience.com/63568-humans-killed-elephant-birds-madagascar.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-45495400
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/new-find-clears-madagascars-first-settlers-wiping-out-worlds-largest-bird
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6967-180913-madagascar-elephant-birds
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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All the Egyptian artifacts at the Brazil Museum were destroyed, alas:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/09/all-700-egyptian-relics-in-brazils-national-museum-destroyed-antiquities-ministry/

More on the 800 Middle Kingdom burials from that necropolis at Lisht:

https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-800-tombs-discovered-massive-grave-site-lurking-between-two-1119616
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-unearth-more-than-800-tombs-at-ancient-egyptian-city-of-the-dead/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-800-egyptian-tombs-lisht-middle-kingdom-parcak-archaeology/

More on the tomb of Mehu opening to the public:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/ancient-egyptian-tomb-to-open-for-tourists-78-years-after-discovery/
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/egypt-opens-4000-year-old-tomb-giza-public-its-discovery-1941-1183960
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/egypt-tomb-mehu-africa/index.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/45533234

Evidence from a 13 000 years bp Natufian cave suggests beer-making may have predated cereal cultivation:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-evidence-hypothesis-beer-cultivate-cereals.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/e-apt091218.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912111907.htm
https://news.stanford.edu/2018/09/12/crafting-beer-lead-cereal-cultivation/
https://www.timesofisrael.com/13000-year-old-brewery-discovered-in-israel-the-oldest-in-the-world/
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archaeologists-uncover-13000-year-old-brewery-in-the-Carmel-567145
https://www.jns.org/archeological-evidence-finds-ancient-israel-made-craft-beer/
https://www.dw.com/en/an-early-beer-archaeologists-tap-ground-at-worlds-oldest-brewery/a-45480731
https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-discover-worlds-oldest-beer-brewery
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traces-13000-year-old-beer-found-israel-180970282/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6963-180912israel-beer-brewing

… and just to confuse matters, that 14 000 years bp bread from Jordan story returned as well:

http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/news/2018/9/14-000-year-old-bread-found-in-jordan-539848

Earleist convent in Israel at Horvat Hani?:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-earliest-convent-in-israel-built-on-site-of-miraculous-birth-1.6464875

That underwater church find in Iznik may be where the Council of Nicaea was held:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/was-council-of-nicaea-church-just-found-under-a-lake

Excavating a Seljuk-era bazaar in Alanya Castle:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/only-seljuk-era-bazaar-in-anatolia-being-unearthed-136856

Medieval finds from Gabala:

https://www.azernews.az/culture/137440.html

More on the Al Ain mosque find:

https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/connecting-the-dots-how-a-1-000-year-old-mosque-uncovered-in-al-ain-anchors-the-uae-to-a-greater-flow-of-human-history-1.770075

Feature on the Aramaic DSS:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-scrolls/aramaic-dead-sea-scrolls/

Feature on cuneiform fakes:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/06/Spot-Fake-Cueiform-Tablets
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of excitement over the find of a hoard of gold coins in a theatre at Como:

https://www.livescience.com/63542-ancient-gold-coins-italian-cinema.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/09/10/bonisoli-hails-roman-coins-discovery_f08a35dd-3ed3-4025-818f-5c4068081164.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2018/09/10/cache-ancient-roman-gold-was-found-by-crew-building-luxury-apartments/
https://www.newsweek.com/priceless-5th-century-gold-coins-mint-condition-unearthed-under-italian-1113125
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/09/europe/roman-gold-coins-italy-theater-trnd/index.html
http://www.euronews.com/2018/09/09/hundreds-of-roman-gold-coins-discovered-in-italian-theatre
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/videos/2018-09-09/imperial-gold-coins-discovered-video
https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/09/10/09/33/roman-coins-found-jug-como-italy-theatre
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-14/hundreds-of-roman-coins-found-in-soapstone-jar-under-theatre/10248988
https://abcnews.go.com/International/hundreds-gold-coins-dating-romes-imperial-era-found/story?id=57720521
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/09/11/300-rare-gold-coins-found-italy-under-cressoni-theater/1264502002/
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/10/646445359/hundreds-of-roman-gold-coins-found-in-theater-basement
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6955-180910-italy-imperial-coins

Protocycladic finds from Kythnos:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/121227/protocycladic-archaeological-discovery-on-kythnos-island-sheds-light-on-era/

A 6th century BCE Greek altar from Phanagoria:

http://tass.com/science/1020851

An altar to Tyche with an inscription from Nicopolis ad Istrum:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/15/altar-of-destiny-goddess-tyche-with-demosthenes-epigram-inscription-found-in-ancient-roman-city-nicopolis-ad-istrum-in-bulgaria/

… and a gladiator relief from the same site:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/06/gladiator-fight-relief-discovered-in-ancient-roman-city-of-nicopolis-ad-istrum-near-bulgarias-veliko-tarnovo/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6968-180913-bulgaria-gladiator-relief

I think we mentioned this mosaic find from Switzerland:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/archaeological-hotspot_intricate-roman-mosaic-discovered-in-western-switzerland/44375732

Assorted Roman finds from Chester:

https://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/roman-finds-chester-hq-dig-15132818

Analysis of a woman’s skeleton from Eleutherna suggests she was a ‘master ceramacist’:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/meet-female-artisan-whose-masterful-ceramics-defied-ancient-greek-gender-norms-180970288/

What they’re learning from a Roman fort find at Gwynedd:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/discovery-roman-fort-changing-what-15143660

Concerns for the temple of Artemis Agrotera in Athens:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/232476/article/ekathimerini/news/archaeologists-voice-alarm-over-artemis-agrotera-temple-in-athens

Pondering some eye cream in a soldier burial found at Aizanoi:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-was-eye-cream-doing-2200-year-old-aizanoi-tomb-180970266/

Zadar’s Roman forum apparently isn’t public property:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/news/30969-zadar-s-iconic-forum-isn-t-public-property-according-to-court

Feature on the appropriation of the fasces and other Roman symbols:

https://hyperallergic.com/459504/fasces-fascism-and-how-the-alt-right-continues-to-appropriate-ancient-roman-symbols/

In Our Time this week was discussing the Iliad:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b0bh5x1y

On some pre Roman cultures in Italy:

https://www.thelocal.it/20180911/four-civilizations-in-italy-that-pre-date-the-roman-empire

Mark Zuckerberg is apparently ‘fascinated’ by Augustus:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2018/09/10/mark-zuckerberg-fascinated-roman-emperor-augustus/
https://www.cnbc.com/2018/09/10/facebook-ceo-mark-zuckerbergs-love-for-augustus-may-give-insight.html
https://www.moneycontrol.com/news/business/mark-zuckerbergs-running-of-facebook-may-be-inspired-by-an-ancient-roman-emperor-2941411.html
http://www.ctpost.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Mark-Zuckerberg-has-been-fascinated-by-Augustus-13230246.php
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hail-augustus-zuckerberg-declares-love-for-roman-emperor-nflkxjzdx

Some Oedipal humour:

https://www.arcamax.com/thefunnies/mallardfillmore/s-2122580

What we learned from Milo:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/13/what-an-ancient-greek-wrestler-taught-us-about-building-strength/

Some hype for an interesting documentary on Athens:

https://www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/sep/14/city-with-a-past-why-classical-and-modern-athens-are-at-war

Another gladiator school piece:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/family-holidays/rome-gladiator-school-grupo-storico-colosseum-review/

Another feature on unwrapping Herculaneum papyri (still no new texts!):

http://mentalfloss.com/article/540956/science-virtually-unwrapping-charred-scrolls-herculaneum

Anger over dropping Latin from the Greek school curriculum:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/232297/article/ekathimerini/news/anger-over-scrapping-of-latin-classes

What Thomas Howe is up to:

https://www.southwestern.edu/live/news/12899-preserving-the-past-for-posterity

Review of Barker, *The Silence of the Girls*:

https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/09/15/pat-barker-beautifully-fills-in-the-gaps-in-the-iliad

More on mill use in Roman times:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/roman-breadmakers-vacation-11092018/

More on Homer’s Odyssey and social network theory:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/homer-s-odyssey-into-social-networks-t0glznzl3
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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Plenty of prehistoric pottery from Scotland’s Central Belt:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/scotland-s-largest-haul-of-prehistoric-pottery-found-1-4798794
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6964-180912-scotland-neolithic-pottery

A first millenium BCE child burial from Novgrad:

https://www.novinite.com/articles/192059/Archaeologists+Discovered+a+Burial+of+a+Child+from+1+Millennium+BC+in+Northern+Bulgaria

A dog out on a walk with his/her owner dug up some 3000 years bp bronze artifacts in the Orlicke Mountains:

https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/dog-discovers-bronze-age-treasure-in-kostelec
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6971-180914-bronze-age-treasure

Searching for an ancient hillfort at Cluny Hill in Forres:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1561331/archaeological-dig-at-moray-monument-to-discover-evidence-of-an-ancient-hillfort/

I think we’ve had bits and pieces on the Northern Emporium Project (Ribe) before:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-thousands-scandinavia-viking-city.html
http://sciencenordic.com/thousands-objects-discovered-scandinavia%E2%80%99s-first-viking-city
https://www.thelocal.dk/20180913/thousands-of-objects-discovered-in-scandinavias-first-viking-city
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6966-180913-denmark-ribe-vikings

A medieval burial from Wartenburg (Poland):

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C30863%2Cremains-victim-lithuanian-invasion-1354-discovered-pompeii-warmia.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6957-180910-poland-warmia-skeleton

Finds from various periods from a quarry site near Sedgefield:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/16832816.medieval-skeletons-among-finds-at-quarry-site-near-sedgefield/

Looking for a ‘lost’ 14th century friary in Inverkeithing:

https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/721690/gardens-dug-up-in-search-for-lost-14th-century-friary-in-inverkeithing/

A 14th century ‘poor people’s quarter’ found at Peperikon:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/13/14th-century-poor-peoples-quarter-discovered-in-ancient-medieval-rock-city-perperikon-in-southern-bulgaria/

A medieval sarcophagus from Lincoln:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/archaeologists-make-surprise-discovery-old-1993609
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6959-180911-lincoln-medieval-sarcophagus

Henry VII’s likely birthplace has been located in Pembroke Castle:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/16/likely-birthplace-of-henry-vii-found-in-pembroke-castle

This year’s finds from the Old Oswestry Hillfort site:

http://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/16831879.old-oswestry-hillfort-mystery-set-to-be-unravelled/
https://www.shropshirelive.com/features/2018/09/10/hillfort-revelation-in-store-for-finale-of-oswestry-heritage-festival/

Some sort of metal detecting event in Oxfordshire:

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16870133.metal-detectorists-descend-on-oxfordshire/

Pondering Germany’s colonial past in Africa:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/world/europe/germany-colonial-history-africa-nazi.html

I don’t think I’ve mentioned the AIA’s dig blog for the Achill Island dig this year yet:

https://www.archaeological.org/news/achillisland/29456

Seeking protection for Bosworth Field:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/12/bosworth-field-must-saved-nation-protect-ancient-battlefields/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em

Cluny’s treasures are on display to the public now:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/09/12/journees-du-patrimoine-le-tresor-de-cluny-enfin-expose-au-public/

More on the hidden passage at Vyborg Castle:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-game-board-unearthed-hidden-chamber-medieval-vyborg-castle-180970246/

More on that mammoth kill site in Austria:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/animals/gruesome-mammoth-kill-site-discovered-in-austria/news-story/da741d9b9e0bac094dc34bb468f3f872
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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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254 medieval copper coins from near the Khirki mosque:

http://www.uniindia.com/news/india/asi-discovers-254-copper-coins-belonging-to-medieval-period-in-premises-of-khirki-mosque/1349208.html
https://www.ndtv.com/delhi-news/archaeological-survey-of-india-discovers-254-medieval-era-coins-at-khirki-mosque-in-delhi-1915604
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6969-180914-india-khirki-mosque

There are also concerns for the 660 years bp Khirki mosque due to bat waste:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/delhi-news/bat-waste-causing-damage-to-660-year-old-khirki-mosque/story-zOZhtzUVbPcGTHwMj4RefK.html

A 14th century coin from Palani:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/rare-coin-dating-to-14th-century-found-near-palani/articleshow/65815432.cms

Feature on Queensland’s Native Mounted Police camps:

https://theconversation.com/how-unearthing-queenslands-native-police-camps-gives-us-a-window-onto-colonial-violence-100814

Recent finds from the Sydney Metro Harbour tunnel work:

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/mosman-daily/sydney-metro-harbour-tunnel-works-1850s-home-artefacts-found/news-story/a28e80a20fa6b244db9d95cfe9e39375
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of a whaling wreck from Canada’s High Arctic:

https://ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2018-09-13/expedition-uncovers-first-whaling-wreck-ever-found-canadas-high-arctic
http://www.chesterlestreetadvertiser.co.uk/educationzone/news/16861788.north-graduate-finds-whaling-ship-wrecked-in-arctic-in-1902/

1000 years bp human remains from somewhere in Texas:

http://www.tpr.org/post/ancient-remains-discovered-under-frio-county-bridge
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6960-180911-texas-native-american

Feature on the Adena Pipe:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180909/archaeology-does-adena-mound-pipe-depict-dwarf-with-goiter

Revisiting Albany’s great fire of 1848:

https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Touring-phantoms-of-The-Great-Fire-of-1848-13220514.php

Review of *The Standing Rock Portraits*:

https://www.cnn.com/interactive/2018/09/us/standing-rock-portraits-cnnphotos/index.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of an extensive live animal capture/trade network in Mesoamerica:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-wild-animals-routinely-captured-ancient.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/p-waw090518.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912144430.htm
https://www.livescience.com/63558-copan-bones-jaguar-captivity.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/maya-captured-traded-and-sacrificed-jaguars-and-other-large-mammals-180970271/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6965-180912-copan-animal-trade

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this 1500 years bp Maya altar from La Corona:

https://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-archaeologist-leads-team-major-maya-find
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-altar-reveals-mayan-game.html
http://theweek.com/speedreads/795951/archaeologists-discover-ancient-artifact-theyre-comparing-game-thrones
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6970-180914-la-corona-altar

Mexico City is sinking, and its affecting monuments:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/14/647601623/mexico-city-keeps-sinking-as-its-water-supply-wastes-away

Plans to restore what might be the oldest house in Mexico:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Experts-restore-what-might-be-oldest-house-in-13223663.php
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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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Interesting feature on fake miniatures depicting Islamic science:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-fake-miniatures-depicting-islamic-science-are-everywhere

Feature on Occitan:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180911-occitan-the-language-the-french-forbade

Feature on the restoration of the Blue Boy:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-ca-cm-project-blue-boy-20180914-story.html

Feature on Edinburgh’s clock tower:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180913-scotlands-clock-thats-almost-never-on-time

On racist views of the Middle Ages:

https://www.csmonitor.com/EqualEd/2018/0912/History-lesson-Scholars-take-aim-at-racist-views-of-Middle-Ages

Feature on Artemisia Gentileschi:

https://theconversation.com/explainer-artemisia-gentileschi-a-baroque-heroine-for-the-metoo-era-100676

On evidence for historical hurricanes:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/?p=2251887

Not sure if we’ve mentioned the Mona Lisa thyroid disease theory yet:

https://www.livescience.com/63526-mona-lisa-thyroid-disease.html

Feature on assorted ancient tunnels:

https://theweeklyobserver.com/ancient-underground-tunnels-12000-years-ranging-scotland-turkey/62845/

Feature on Jeremy Bentham’s rings:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/experts-are-searching-19th-century-philosophers-strange-memorial-rings-180970273/

Marking the 150th anniversary of Little Women:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/books/little-women-alcott-anniversary.html?action=click&module=Editors%20Picks&pgtype=Homepage

Feature on Lady Mary Wroth:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45433726

On early cheese and lactose intolerance:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/archaeologists-find-traces-of-7200-year-old-cheese-on-croatian-pottery/

France is starting up a lottery to fund heritage preservation:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45509572

Something about 19th century trade theory:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/10/path-breaking-work-adapted-19th-century-trade-theory-modern-day

On Victorian ‘Magic Lanterns’:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/victorian-magic-lanterns-were-19th-century-version-netflix-180970286/

Reviewish/interviewish on the history of milk:

http://www.wamc.org/post/10000-year-history-milk
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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I Object:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-museum-traces-history-dissent-ancient-egypt-today-180970258/
https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/dissent-through-the-centuries/

Medieval Monsters:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/11/arts/design/medieval-monsters-review-morgan-library.html
https://www.themorgan.org/exhibitions/medieval-monsters

Delacroix:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/arts/design/delacroix-review-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/delacroix

The Ancient Greek Technology Museum has opened:

https://news.gtp.gr/2018/09/14/grand-opening-ancient-greek-technology-museum-kostas-kotsanas/

More items arrived at the Grand Egyptian Museum:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311463/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-from-AlBahnasa-arrives-.aspx
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/12/pieces-of-three-giant-obelisks-transferred-to-gem-for-restoration/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57512/Min-of-Antiquities-to-launch-promotional-campaign-for-GEM

On what survived the Brazil Museum fire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45463948

Related:

https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/13092018-picture-emerges-brazil-museum-fire

More (assorted) reactions to the Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/13/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire-indigenous.html
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-mccormack-brazil-museum-fire-funding-20180909-story.html
https://www.gazettenet.com/Losing-a-museum-losing-the-world-20088378

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THE TECHY SIDE
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On graphene gilding for preservation purposes:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uoic-iep091118.php

Interesting application of AI to decipher medieval graffiti:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artificial-intelligence-can-now-decipher-medieval-graffiti-180970222/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A single gene mutation is being connected to long distance running in humans:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-gene-mutation-humans-optimal-long-distance.html

Using DNA to study the population movements of the Longobards:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-6th-century-barbarian-social-migration-paleogenomics.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/ifas-u6b091018.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180911132115.htm
https://www.newsweek.com/a-1115705
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/barbarian-dna-italy-hungary-cemeteries-ancient-rome-a8532796.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/dna-from-barbarians-grave-sheds-surprising-light-on-mysterious-period-of-history/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/using-medieval-dna-to-track-the-barbarian-spread-into-italy/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6958-180911-genome-barbarian-invasion

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Following Sisi across Europe:

https://www.dw.com/en/across-europe-with-empress-sisi/g-45426869

Aran Islands:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/10/travel/aran-islands-ireland-jm-synge.html

Uzbekistan shrines:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-45471033
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PERFORMANCES
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Anton Reicha:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/anton-reicha-ivan-ilic-beethoven.html

On Beethoven’s Fifth:

https://www.dw.com/en/beethovens-fifth-symphony-the-truth-about-the-symphony-of-fate/a-45472113

Antigone in Ferguson:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/theater/antigone-in-ferguson-michael-brown.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Strange vandalism involving dabbing of artifacts with oil in Athens:

https://www.dw.com/en/bulgarian-women-on-trial-for-damaging-antiquities-in-athens/a-45434398

Stealing a very expensive ‘lunch box’ (?):

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45492997

Another twist in the Gurlitt affair:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cornelius-wasnt-only-gurlitt-sibling-inherit-nazi-looted-art-180970270/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/09/culture-crime-news-3-9-september-2018.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 Nazi-looted Renoir was returned to relatives of the original owner:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/09/13/nazis-stole-a-jewish-mans-century-old-renoir-painting-in-1941-now-its-been-returned-to-his-only-living-heir/

The story behind that repatriation of a Colombus letter:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/10/actualidad/1536577909_675090.html

Sotheby’s returned an item to Greece:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/09/rare-stolen-antiquity-returns-to-greece/

OpEd on stealing back colonial era treasures:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/09/12/is-it-okay-to-steal-back-looted-colonial-era-treasures/

More on that Nataraja in Australia which was stolen from India:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-13/dancing-shiva-art-gallery-of-south-australia-stolen-from-india/10233036
http://www.wtva.com/content/national/493129691.html

More on Germany’s return of a Sican mask to Peru:

https://tdn.com/news/world/peru-celebrates-return-of-stolen-gold-mask-found-in-germany/article_935558ba-48e3-53e5-9580-e19906f87062.html
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n36.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n37.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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OBITUARIES
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Edwin P. Menes:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-edwin-p-menes

Nancy Blomberg:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/14/obituaries/nancy-blomberg-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2777-audio-news-from-archaeologica-2-september-8-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 21.20 ~ September 9, 2018

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

n.b. … we seem to have had another incident of multiple copies being sent;
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On homo sapiens’ early adaptation to the rain forest environment in South Asia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-secrets-early-human-ancestors-african.html

Some humour from the Onion:

https://www.theonion.com/evolution-definitively-proven-as-scientists-capture-fir-1828752402
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More on nomadic herders’ legacy in Africa:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-wildlife-hot-spots-in-kenya-arose-where-prehistoric-nomads-camped-1.6435626
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Remains of a Neolithic village at Tell el-Samara:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-secrets-early-human-ancestors-african.html
https://www.egyptindependent.com/oldest-neolithic-village-in-egypts-nile-delta-uncovered/
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/03/rare-neolithic-era-village-discovered-in-dakahlia/
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/03/older-than-pharaohs-archaeologists-unearth-5000-year-old-village/
https://www.livescience.com/63509-ancient-egyptian-village-predates-pharaohs.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-discovery/archeologists-find-neolithic-remains-in-nile-delta-idUSKCN1LI0OZ
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ancient-egyptian-village-found-nile-delta-predated-pharaohs-archaeologists-say-n905806
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/egypt-ancient-village-nile-delta-neolithic-era-pharaoh-tel-al-samara-a8519901.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/03/c_137439525.htm
https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/neolithic-remains-found-in-nile-delta/news-story/d640a41dc8f40d6fb84b1ebe5406fa0f
http://www.euronews.com/2018/09/02/ancient-egyptian-village-found-nile-delta-predated-pharaohs-archaeologists-say-n905806
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-archaeologists-unearth-neolithic-village-two-thousand-years-1101767
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6942-180904-egypt-neolithic-farming

A ‘rocky’ necropolis find at Lisht (we may have mentioned this one; dating still isn’t clear):

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57159/Rocky-cemetery-uncovered-in-Lisht-area-Giza
https://www.egyptindependent.com/pharaonic-cemetery-found-near-of-senusert-i-pyramid/
http://www.ibtimes.sg/egypt-archaeology-stone-cemetery-discovered-near-pyramid-king-senusert-i-27291
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/05/c_137447506.htm
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/egyptian-diggers-discover-new-pharaonic-cemetery-1182568
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6947-180905-egypt-lisht-tombs

The big news this week (of course) was the fire at the Museum in Brazil; Egypt was concerned for Egyptian artifacts there:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/310814/Egypt/Politics-/Egypt-expresses-great-sorrow-for-loss-to-world-her.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57068/Antiquities-Ministry-seeks-truth-on-status-of-Egyptian-artifacts-at
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/03/hundreds-of-ancient-egyptian-antiquities-feared-destroyed-in-brazil-museum-fire/
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180904-egypt-seeks-detailed-report-on-artifacts-at-brazils-burnt-museum/
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/700-egyptian-artifacts-face-uncertain-fate-after-brazil-museum-went-flames-1181324
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article217918915.html
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/05/egypt-concerned-over-damaged-brazil-museum-monuments-due-to-fire-offers-assistance/

… and eventually we heard some specifics:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311017/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/UPDATED-piece-Egyptian-collection-at-Brazils-Natio.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57213/Preliminary-report-700-Egyptian-artifacts-destroyed-in-Brazil-museum-fire
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/07/c_137450404.htm

[more on the fire in the Classics section and the Museum section]

Egypt has opened a 6th dynasty tomb to tourists:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/57305/Egypt-opens-tomb-dating-back-to-6th-dynasty-for-tourists
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311129/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-inaugurates-tomb-of-sixth-dynasty-Vizier-Meh.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/09/egypt-opens-old-kingdom-tomb-to-public-for-the-first-time/

Remains of a 2500 years bp Persian palace in Turkey:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/09/07/2500-year-old-persian-palace-found-at-turkeys-oluz-mound

A pile of Hellenistic seal impressions from Maresha:

http://huc.edu/news/2018/09/04/hundreds-hellenistic-period-seal-impressions-discovered-maresha-israel
https://www.timesofisrael.com/1020-untouched-clay-sealings-discovered-after-two-millennia-in-hidden-cave/

There’s been some underwater surveying going on off the coast of Israel in anticipation of the Leviathan pipeline project:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-archaeology-israel-natgas/under-the-sea-antiquities-make-way-for-israels-leviathan-pipeline-idUSKCN1LM1IR
http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/09/07/underwater-antiquities-make-way-for-israels-leviathan-pipeline/
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/israeli-archaeologists-protect-an-ancient-ports-treasures-from-pipeline-construction

Remains of a 1000 years bp mosque near Al Ain (UAE):

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/archaeologists-uncover-uae-s-earliest-mosque-at-al-ain-site-1.768052
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/photos-1000-year-old-mosque-discovered-in-uae
https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-s-earliest-mosque-found-in-al-ain-1.2275856
http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/96be62c1-1689-4ff6-a22f-1fa8547d133a.aspx

Feature on the pomegranate in the ANE:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-before-judaism-the-8-000-year-old-history-of-pomegranate-reverence-1.6461970

Feature on Babylonian beer:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/new-findings-confirm-that-bronze-age-babylonians-really-loved-beer
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A farmer found a pair of Minoan burials on Crete (I think we mentioned this one):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/greek-farmer-stumbles-3400-year-old-tomb-hidden-below-his-olive-grove-180970197/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/08/24/spectacular-skeletons-unearthed-from-bronze-age-chamber-tomb-on-crete/#67cca39d547c

An just to confuse the issue, another pair of Minoan burials were found in Siteia (also Crete):

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/02/archaeological-excavation-uncovers-two-grave-sites-from-the-middle-minoan-in-ne-crete/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/32419-two-rich-burials-discovered-in-excavations-at-petras-cemetery-on-crete-island.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6948-180906-crete-petras-burials

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this Minoan palace from Zorinthos:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/07/more-details-of-minoan-palace-found-in-crete-come-to-light/

Results of this year’s dig on Kythnos:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/04/greeces-new-archaeological-discovery-the-ancient-city-of-kythnos-photos/
https://www.argophilia.com/news/archaeologists-make-stunning-new-discoveries-on-kythnos/220935/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/05/stunning-new-archaeological-discovery-made-on-kythnos-island/

Interesting Roman statue head from Pleven:

https://www.novinite.com/articles/191938/Unique+Find%3A+Roman+Statue+Head+Found+at+Excavations+near+Pleven
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6941-180904-bulgaria-roman-head

A Roman mosaic from ancient Aventicum (Switzerland):

https://www.thelocal.ch/20180906/richly-decorated-roman-mosaic-uncovered-during-swiss-building-works

We’re just beginning to get word in English of this coin hoard find in the theatre of Como:

https://www.france24.com/en/20180908-roman-gold-coins-discovered-italian-theatre

A gladiator relief from Nicopolis ad Istrum:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/06/ancient-relief-with-gladiator-fight-discovered-in-roman-city-of-nicopolis-ad-istrum-near-bulgarias-veliko-tarnovo/

An interesting ‘bird basin’ from the Netherlands:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/bird-basin-is-unique-find-could-change-ideas-about-romans-in-nl/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6944-180904-netherlands-roman-basin

Somewhat shocking account of the fate of a Roman fountain in Colchester:

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/16690454.council-admits-disposing-of-roman-relic-12-years-on/
https://inews.co.uk/news/ancient-roman-ruin-left-to-disintegrate-by-council-who-left-it-outside/
https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-disposed-of-ancient-Roman-artefact/45973

A set of frescoes from Pompeii were victims of the fire at the Brazil Museum:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/brazil-museum-fire-destroys-collection/10195034
https://nationalpost.com/news/world/they-survived-pompeiis-explosion-but-these-historical-treasures-are-now-feared-lost-in-rios-flames

A data base for studying Isis worship on the Iberian peninsula:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904114759.htm

We’ve heard about this Roman basilica in an Iznik lake … there might be a pagan temple beneath:

https://www.livescience.com/63498-ancient-church-hidden-in-turkey-lake.html
https://www.livescience.com/63496-ancient-basilica-turkey-photos.html
https://www.iflscience.com/environment/a-giant-artifact-from-the-ancient-world-has-been-lurking-in-this-lake-for-centuries/

Interesting study of a Roman watermill:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/ancient-roman-watermill-hides-clues-workers-took-few-months

A nice intro to Pompeii:

https://smarthistory.org/pompeii-an-introduction/

On invective in Roman politics:

https://www.livescience.com/63473-insults-politics-ancient-rome.html

On Roman soldiers’ ‘energy’ drink:

https://qz.com/quartzy/1372506/posca/

On the labyrinth not really ever existing:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/minotaur-s-labyrinth-was-always-just-a-myth-says-scholar-7rc6bgl02

On the Elgin/Parthenon marbles being ‘fake’ (I’ll be blogging on this one next week):

https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/06/british-art-historian-calls-stolen-parthenon-sculptures-fake/
https://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/09/06/british-historian-claims-elgin-marbles-are-fakes/

On Brexit and the Elgin/Parthenon marbles:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/elgin-marbles-parthenon-sculptures-ancient-greece-british-museum-brexit-a8520406.html

Interview with Mary Beard:

http://time.com/5385434/mary-beard-interview-civilisations/

Applying network analysis in a hamfisted sort of way to the Odyssey:

http://theconversation.com/how-we-showed-homers-odyssey-is-not-pure-fiction-with-a-little-help-from-facebook-102302

cf: https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewgabriele/2018/09/05/facebook-homers-odyssey/

Teaching ancient art in the #metoo era:

https://hyperallergic.com/456269/how-to-teach-ancient-art-in-the-age-of-metoo/

On how Eratosthenes figured out the world was round:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/05/how-the-greeks-knew-that-the-earth-was-round-2500-years-ago/

On some influential Roman women:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/leading-women-ancient-rome-livia-octavia-agrippina-messalina/

Review of *The Silence of the Girls*:

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-reviews/feminist-retelling-of-homers-classic-breaks-the-silence-of-troys-women-37268629.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45368271
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/revisiting-the-iliad-from-the-womens-perspective/2018/09/06/3e4365b8-aafd-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1370_story.html

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A Paleolithic mammoth kill site from Austria:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/07/grisly-ancient-stone-age-woolly-mammoth-kill-site-discovered-7922563/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6954-180907-austria-mammoth-tusk

Evidence of 7200 years bp cheese from a pot from Croatia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earliest-mediterranean-cheese-production-revealed.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/p-emc082818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905142048.htm
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45408848
https://www.livescience.com/63500-ancient-cheese-mediterranean.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/06/scientists-find-evidence-7000-year-old-cheese-neolithic-villages/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/early-mediterranean-cheese-05092018/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-7200-year-old-cheese-ancient-food-chemistry/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traces-7200-year-old-cheese-found-croatia-180970224/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6946-180905-croatia-neolithic-cheese

Feature/update on the Bronze Age Varhegy site:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904013/archaeological-site-reveals-life-in-the-bronze-age.html

A 14th century coin hoard from the Kaliakra Fortress:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/03/decline-of-bulgarian-byzantine-empires-before-ottoman-conquest-revealed-by-tatar-plunder-treasure-pot-from-black-sea-fortress-kaliakra/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6953-180907-bulgaria-coin-hoard

A detectorist find from 2016 has been declared treasure:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/detectorist-discovers-treasure-east-devon-1967853

Drought conditions have also revealed sites in Denmark:

http://cphpost.dk/news/warm-summer-helping-the-flying-archaeologists-to-identify-ancient-settlements.html

… and we’re still hearing from the UK on that score:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/bridgnorth/much-wenlock/2018/09/04/how-shropshires-hidden-history-has-been-uncovered-by-the-long-hot-summer/

Not sure if we mentioned this medieval board game find from a Russian castle:

https://www.newsweek.com/medieval-russia-ancient-board-game-discovered-secret-castle-chamber-1108818

Access to a 2400 years bp site in Jumilla has been improved:

https://murciatoday.com/improved-access-to-2400_year_old-archaeological-site-in-jumilla_634843-a.html

Plans to restore a gothic cellar site in Paris:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/09/06/a-paris-le-cellier-gothique-des-abbes-dourscamp-va-etre-restaure/

A WWI training trench from Spike Island:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/spike-island-dig-uncovers-first-world-war-training-trench-867272.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6952-180907-ireland-training-trench

Remembering the sinking of the Princess Alice:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44800309

Feature on Colonel Blood:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/colonel-blood-the-scoundrel-who-tried-to-steal-great-britains-crown-jewels-1/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/08/01/swedens-crown-jewel-heist-isnt-historys-craziest-ask-the-brits-about-colonel-blood/

Reviewish piece on Peter Bogucki, *Barbarians*:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-clues-voice-silent-cultures.html

More on Sicilian amber in Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-sicilian-amber-western-europe-pre-dates.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/prehistoric-sicily-was-an-early-source-of-amber

What Anglo Saxon teeth reveal about modern health:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-anglo-saxon-teeth-modern-health.html

More on hidden tunnels at Culzean Castle:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden-medieval-door-leading-smugglers-caves-discovered-underneath-scottish-castle-180970172/

More on ‘hunger stones’ appearing as water levels decrease:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/555669/hunger-stones-bearing-ominous-messages-have-resurfaced-drought-stricken-europe

More on Shakespearean theatres reopening:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-one-first-theaters-perform-shakespeares-plays-will-open-public-after-400-years-180970188/
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I think we mentioned this Ming Dynasty grotto from Shaanxi:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d3249544f79457a6333566d54/share.html

French and Afghan archaeologists are working at Ghonghola:

https://menafn.com/1097377990/Afghan-French-archeologists-doing-research-on-Ghoghola

Feature on Nur Jahan:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45319055

Replicating a Maori sail:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503450&objectid=12120904

On Maori oral traditions about moas:

https://theconversation.com/dead-as-the-moa-oral-traditions-show-that-early-maori-recognised-extinction-101738
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oral-history-suggests-maori-proverbs-bird-extinction-mirrored-fears-indigenous-groups-own-decline-180970225/

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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I think we mentioned this bone arrowhead find from the Yukon:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/arrowhead-demster-highway-archaeologist-yukon-1.4805547
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6943-180904-canada-bone-arrowhead

On the use of turtle shells as musical instruments in the early southeastern US:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/fsu-tss090518.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905115706.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-turtle-shells-musical-instruments-indigenous.html

… while a bunch of stone artifacts from Colorado may have been percussion instruments:

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/stone-artifacts-could-be-colorados-oldest-percussion-instruments/73-590995639
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6945-180905-colorado-percussion-instrument

Studying 1000 years bp bones from Frio County (Texas):

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/txdot-archaeologists-study-thousand-year-old-human-bones/273-592006074
https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Ancient-remains-discovered-in-Frio-County-13213719.php

Bones from a site in Hampton (Va) are 900 years bp:

https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/hampton/native-american-bones-uncovered-in-hampton-date-back-to-900-ad-archaeologists-say/1426449925
https://www.virginiafirst.com/news/native-american-bones-uncovered-in-hampton-date-back-to-900-ad-archaeologists-say/1427903307

Finds from various periods from a Salem site:

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2018/09/07/archaeology-dig-police-facility-site-uncovers-clues-early-salem/1197093002/

Hyping a dig at Nine Mile Canyon (Utah):

http://www.moabsunnews.com/news/article_4841ed9a-b1e8-11e8-9fee-633353c02a14.html

Resuming a dig at an 18th century mansion in Georgetown:

https://thedcline.org/2018/09/06/archaeologist-completes-long-stalled-excavation-at-1787-mansion-in-georgetown/

A cache of Klondike Gold Rush era coins from the Yukon:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dawson-city-old-coins-1.4811814
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6949-180906-klondike-gold-rush-coins

I think we mentioned this identification of a Lake Erie shipwreck as the Lake Serpent:

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/08/underwater_explorers_research.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6940-180831-lake-erie-shipwreck-excavated

Identifying (sort of) an 18th century burial at Louisbourg from three buttons:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/09/07/3-strange-buttons-help-archaeologists-identify-18th-century-skeleton-as-foreign-born-soldier/#73a1e48327bf

Studying strands of hair from Franklin expedition members is shedding light on lead poisoning claims:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-strands-hair-member-franklin-clues.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/mu-soh090518.php

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The Americas’ oldest (probably) human remains were victims of the Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.livescience.com/63489-brazil-museum-fire-luzia.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/brazils-museum-fire-destroyed-americas-oldest-human-remains-dating-back-nearly-12000-years/

Evidence of human cultivation on Brazil’s coast some 4800 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-coastal-brazil-early-farming.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uoy-csi090318.php

Tauary burial urns from Brazil*:

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ancient-Amazonian-Funeral-Urns-Found-in-Brazil-Archaelogists-20180902-0005.html

Making connections between Copan and El Chorro*:

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Copan-Excavations-In-Honduras-Reveal-Royal-Connections-20180903-0017.html

Trying to touristify evidence of slavery in Barbados:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/travel/barbados-slavery-history.html
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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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Latest botched art restoration:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/07/mary-and-jesus-given-garish-robes-in-botched-spanish-restoration
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45455125

I think we mentioned this discussion of the term ‘Stone Age’:

https://theconversation.com/australian-archaeologists-dropped-the-term-stone-age-decades-ago-and-so-should-you-47275
https://phys.org/news/2018-08-australian-archaeologists-term-stone-age.html

Feature on Labour Day:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/us/what-is-labor-day.html

Suggestion that the Mona Lisa had a thyroid issue:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2018/09/07/doctor-mona-lisa-sick-mxp-vpx.hln

Some coverage of the EAA conference in Barcelona:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uob-mt3090518.php

Pondering mmhmm:

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/08/17/606002607/ready-for-a-linguistic-controversy-say-mhmm

Pondering what Jesus looked like:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-a-forensic-pilgrimage-a-scholar-asks-what-did-jesus-look-like/

Feature on a collector of Napoleonic items:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/design/french-collector-napoleon-paris-biennale.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

On shoes in fairy tales:

https://theconversation.com/from-tech-to-fetish-shoes-in-fairy-tales-are-a-mark-of-status-93948

… and the recovery of Judy Garland’s slippers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-45418657

Colourizing WWI photos to try to identify some nurses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-45418762

Feature on duels:

https://theconversation.com/pistols-at-dawn-why-theres-more-to-duelling-than-whats-seen-on-our-screens-101665

Latest thoughts on Dog Domestication:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=26946
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/dog-ritual-sacrifice-ancient-siberia/569512/

An online plant database of interest:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/02/641310268/centuries-old-plant-collection-now-online-a-treasure-trove-for-researchers

Pondering volcanoes and Waterloo:

https://www.livescience.com/63494-napoleon-defeat-waterloo-volcano.html

Pondering archaeologists’ treatment of human remains:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/07/when-is-it-ok-for-archaeologists-to-dig-up-the-dead/

Feature on Victorian ‘Magic Lanterns’:

https://www.livescience.com/63508-magic-lantern-victorian-netflix.html

Review of MacGregor, *Living with the Gods*:

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/living-with-the-gods-on-beliefs-and-peoples-by-neil-macgregor-review-a3929036.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Coverage of the Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/world/americas/national-museum-brazil-fire.html
https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/03/america/1535935296_562657.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fire-engulfs-brazil-national-museum-rio
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/03/644284093/in-brazils-national-museum-fire-officials-fear-incalculable-loss-of-artifacts
https://www.dw.com/en/fire-at-brazil-national-museum-engulfs-200-year-old-building/a-45329013
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inferno-wipes-out-90-of-brazil-museum-s-cultural-treasures-xb32q9jfd
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/02/americas/brazil-national-museum-fire-intl/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/firefighters-battle-fire-at-esteemed-rio-de-janeiro-museum/2018/09/02/e7a11394-af12-11e8-8b53-50116768e499_story.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/museum-fire-brazil-museu-nacional-rio-de-janeiro-200-years-history-scientific-collection
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45392668
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rio-museum-fire-brazil-national-video-latest-de-janiero-a8520001.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/106780963/firefighters-battle-massive-blaze-at-brazil-museum
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fire-engulfs-national-museum-one-brazils-oldest-031514580.html
https://apnews.com/7810839883784c838189beeec7b377b9
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-museu-nacional-fire-rio-de-janeiro-natural-history/

… and things lost (in general):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/science/brazil-museum-fire.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-we-know-so-far-has-survived-the-museum-fire-in-brazil
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/brazil-rio-de-janeiro-museum-fire/569299/
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-national-museum-rio-relics-world.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-survived-brazil-museum.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45395774
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/brazil-national-museum-fire-collection-destroyed-not-insured
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/brazils-national-museum-what-could-be-lost-in-the-fire
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/06/ciencia/1536224039_526308.html
https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/03/actualidad/1535989751_418912.html
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/acabou-tudo-diz-museologo-apos-visitar-destruido-museu-nacional-no-rio.shtml
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06192-9
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6951-180906-brazil-museum-fire

… and there were concerns before connected to funding cuts:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/brazilians-mourn-museums-priceless-collection-amid-anger-at-funding-cuts
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/em-1844-diretor-do-museu-nacional-ja-se-queixava-de-condicoes-precarias-e-falta-de-recursos.shtml
https://www.ft.com/content/44e65120-af92-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c

… and at least one strange reaction scene:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/The-Latest-Brazilians-mourn-museum-destroyed-in-13201270.php

… and plenty of afterthoughts:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-latest-updates-brazils-devastating-national-museum-fire-180970232/
https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Firefighters-battle-fire-at-esteemed-Rio-de-13200666.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45404310
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/09/08/lessons-from-the-destruction-of-the-national-museum-of-brazil
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=9559
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=2863
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artifacts-destroyed-brazil-devastating-national-museum-fire-180970194/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-latest-updates-brazils-devastating-national-museum-fire-180970232/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/opinion/fire-brazil-national-museum.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Animal-shaped vessels:

https://www.thehour.com/entertainment/article/Animal-themed-drinkware-shows-ancients-partied-in-13200009.php
https://www.oaoa.com/people/entertainment/article_13b18ca8-2574-58db-9d6c-ef4dfe56c736.html
https://www.recorder.com/Animal-themed-drinkware-shows-ancients-partied-in-beast-mode-19900266

Ancient Prayer:

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/13th-century-prayerbook-goes-on-display-for-first-time-in-30-years-566337

Tut:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/06/king-tutankhamun-exhibition-will-move-from-los-angeles-to-paris/

Vikings:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/the-vikings-are-coming-star-finds-to-go-on-show-in-norwich-castle-museum-s-new-exhibition-1-5684471

Tortoiseshell art:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/gallery-tortoiseshell-art-naples.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Fontana and Anguissola:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madrids-prado-museum-will-spotlight-pioneering-duo-female-renaissance-artists-180970214/

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is delaying the reveal of the Salvator Mundi:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45403862
https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Abu-Dhabi-delays-exhibition-of-da-Vinci-s-13200907.php

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AT THE AUCTIONS
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More on the auction of those Titanic items:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/bankrupt-titanic-exhibitor-sets-biggest-sale-ever-of-ship-relics
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Identifying the bones used to make tools:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-technology-animal-bones-ancient-tools.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Interesting DNA study of some Alemannic burials found in the 1960s:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-dna-early-medieval-alemannic-warriors.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905184821.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/er-doe090418.php
https://www.livescience.com/63506-germanic-warrior-genetics.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-ancient-germanic-warriors-adopt-hostage-children-180970230/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6950-180906-germanic-warrior-dna

Studying Ashkenazic DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ashkenazic-jews-mysterious-unravelled-scientists.html

Anxiously awaiting results of a study of DNA from some Harappan remains:

https://www.thebetterindia.com/158200/rakhigarhi-haryana-harappan-civilisation-indo-aryan-theory/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Diocletianopolis:

https://www.euscoop.com/en/article/diocletianopolis-ancient-roman-town-hisarya-bulgaria

Jerash:

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/imperial-jerash-where-history-seeps-from-the-ancient-stones-1.767336

Shanghai:

https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1809091812/

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PERFORMANCES
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On how the Rhineland influenced Beethoven’s music:

https://www.dw.com/en/beethoven-made-in-the-rhineland/a-45380625

… in a similar veign:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/anton-reicha-ivan-ilic-beethoven.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Gospel at Colonus:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/theater/gospel-at-colonus-review-delacorte.html

Peterloo (movie):

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180906-film-review-peterloo-is-a-massacre-that-speaks-to-today

Rush:

https://www.npr.org/643764214

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CRIME BEAT
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A major/important bust in Greece:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/06/man-arrested-trying-to-sell-stolen-ancient-greek-statue/
http://www.startribune.com/greek-police-recover-aphrodite-stolen-from-island-museum/492493481/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/greek-police-recover-aphrodite-stolen-from-island-museum/2018/09/05/6cb34e42-b10e-11e8-8b53-50116768e499_story.html

The FBI wants some help finding items stolen by ISIS, apparently:

https://aleteia.org/2018/09/05/fbi-asking-for-help-in-locating-cultural-artifacts-stolen-by-isis/

Pondering the implications of Operation Demetra:

https://hyperallergic.com/456942/europol-seizure-of-looted-antiquities/

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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Recovery of a couple statues from India stolen in the 1980s:

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/stolen-in-1980s-two-statues-belonging-to-12th-century-priced-at-a-whopping-rs-35962500-returned-to-india/281150
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/anton-reicha-ivan-ilic-beethoven.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Germany returned some Sican masks to Peru:

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-returns-ancient-gold-funeral-mask-to-peru/a-45390968
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n35.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n36.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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OBITUARIES
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Melitta Bentz:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/obituaries/melitta-bentz-overlooked.html

Randy Weston:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/obituaries/randy-weston-dead.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Jan Ellen Lewis:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/obituaries/jan-ellen-lewis-expert-on-jeffersons-other-family-dies-at-69.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Henry Forrester Cleere:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1876

MJ Long:

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/inspirational-british-library-architect-mj-long-dies-aged-79/10034833.article
https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/mj-long-1939-2018/5095403.article

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2775-audio-news-from-archaeologica-26-august-1-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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