Explorator 20.52 ~ April 22, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, mata kimasitayo,
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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Again humans are being implicated in large-mammal extinctions some 100 000 years bp or so:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uon-uwo041918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180419141536.htm
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/humans-responsible-large-mammal-die-off-0432423/
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/19/humans-have-killed-off-most-earths-big-mammals/533199002/
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/19/604031141/new-study-says-ancient-humans-hunted-big-mammals-to-extinction

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AFRICA
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Some markings on sites in South Africa might be the first use of symbols by humans:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/100000-year-old-hashtag-first-human-symbol-or-just-pretty-decoration
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6562-180420-markings-symbols-ochre

More on those Merotic inscriptions from Sudan:

http://languagehat.com/meroitic-inscriptions-found/
https://face2faceafrica.com/article/one-of-africas-oldest-written-languages-discovered-in-sudan
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Studying mummy tattoos:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-04-21/ancient-tattoos-egyptian-mummies-archaeology/9671920
http://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologist-shocked-find-hidden-tattoos-5500-year-old-egyptian-mummy-infrared-cameras-26047

Latest from the Avenue of Sphinxes:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/47995/Antiquities-min-reviews-progress-of-Avenue-of-Sphinxes

The restored colossal statue of Ramses II at Luxor was unveiled:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/48381/Unveiling-restored-King-Ramses-II-colossus
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/298060/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Ramses-II-colossus-revealed-in-Egypts-Luxor-after-.aspx

Translation of a 1500 years bp magical papyrus is very interesting:

https://www.livescience.com/62324-ancient-egyptian-papyrus-biblical-human-sacrifice.html
http://www.newsweek.com/1500-year-old-ancient-egyptian-papyrus-contains-stories-biblical-human-891667
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6552-180418-coptic-papyrus-sacrifice

Zahi Hawass is not happy about claims about Tut’s death:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/48122/Rumors-about-King-Tut%E2%80%99s-death-anger-Zahi-Hawass

What Nico Staring is up to:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-years-human-square-metres.html

More on the 4500 additional fragments of that Psamtik I statue:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fragments-pharaoh-statue-deliberately-destroyed-found-egypt-180968789/

More on that image of Hatshepsut at Swansea:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-team-mysterious-pharaoh.html

A survey of mole rat burrows at Tel Eton is supporting claims of David’s united monarchy, apparently:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.molerat-archaeology-supports-united-monarchy-theory-says-new-study-1.6007916
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-molerat-archaeology-supports-united-monarchy-theory-says-new-study-1.6007916

Students preparing the ‘Sanhedrin Trail’ came across a 1400 years bp lamp:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/244477
https://www.timesofisrael.com/1400-year-old-menorah-rare-gold-coin-found-as-kids-dig-trail-for-israels-70th/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/new-interactive-sanhedrin-trail-yields-ancient-oil-lamp-adorned-with-menorah/2018/04/16/

Excavations at the St Hilarion Monastery have commenced in Palestine:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/04/st-hilarion-to-be-restored.html

How mice may have saved Jerusalem from the Assyrians:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.how-mice-may-have-saved-jerusalem-2-700-years-ago-from-the-assyrians-1.6011735

Pondering the most important finds in Israeli archaeology:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/toi-asks-the-experts-what-are-the-most-important-finds-of-israeli-archaeology/

Features on the Masada siege:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/the-masada-siege/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/16/day-ad-73roman-soldiers-breach-fearsome-masada-fortress-shocked/

On murex blue and Israeli heritage (or something like that):

http://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/blue-heaven-2/

Feature on the ‘honeycomb houses’ at Catal Huyuk:

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversations/serena-love/9652074

Feature on Tell Khaiber:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/04/Tell-Khaiber-Castle-Sealand-Kings

Pondering narcotics use in the ancient Near East:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/did-ancient-mesopotamians-get-high-near-eastern-rituals-may-have-included-opium

We’re just learning of destruction by ISIL at the site of Mari:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/19/destruction-at-the-ancient-site-of-mari-in-syria
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A bust of Marcus Aurelius (maybe) from Aswan:

Rare Oririan temple and marble head of Marcus Aurelius unearthed in Luxor and Aswan – Ancient Egypt – Heritage – Ahram Online
http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/298146.aspx
http://www.tampabay.com/archaeologists-find-bust-of-roman-emperor-in-egypt-ap_worldd62d84eb436c4ebca7da5252f219c1ef

Evidence that parts of the Antonine Wall were painted in bright colours:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-archaeologist-red-yellow-antonine-wall.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43838792
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/how-romans-painted-the-town-red-in-ancient-propaganda-wars-gnf2lxdvl
https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/original-colour-scheme-of-antonine-wall-revealed-1-4726470
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16171696.Grisly_secrets_of_the_Roman_s_Antonine_wall_revealed_through_science/
https://www.glasgowlive.co.uk/news/glasgow-news/glasgow-researcher-discovered-antonine-wall-14555698
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6556-180419-scotland-distance-stone

Digging the Roman port at RAF Akrotiri:

https://www.forces.net/news/ancient-artefacts-unearthed-raf-akrotiri

Criticism of some mosaic cleaning at Kato Paphos:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/04/19/antiquities-department-sorry-mosaic-cleaning-blunder/

Roman wheat farming advice apparently was correct:

http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/2018041910553/research/modern-science-shows-roman-wheat-farming-advice-was-highly-accurate
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-modern-science-roman-wheat-farming.html

The Youth of Mantineia is on display again:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30987-athens-national-museum-brings-the-youth-of-mantineia-out-of-storage.html

A Roman tomb will be incorporated into a shopping mall in Malta:

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/environment/townscapes/86139/roman_tomb_to_be_integrated_in_massive_qormi_diy_centre

Not really ‘ancient’ but an interesting feature on the Silver Caesars:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/solving-the-mystery-of-the-silver-caesars/

Coverage of Classics Day at Holy Cross:

https://news.holycross.edu/blog/2018/04/16/photos-holy-cross-students-share-their-passion-for-all-things-ancient-greek-and-roman-on-classics-day/

… and Classics Week at LU:

http://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1012726

The Roman Games at Nimes are becoming a major thing:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2018/apr/17/nimes-france-great-roman-games-re-enactment-spectacular-gladiators-spartacus

A statue coverup is getting press attention:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/17/covering-half-naked-warrior-statue-islamic-conference-italy/

What Guy Rogers is up to:

https://thewellesleynews.com/2018/04/18/professor-guy-rogers-develops-lifelong-interest-in-alexander-the-great/

Assorted students having success with Homeric Greek:

http://www.capecodtoday.com/article/2018/04/17/238803-Sandwich-Student-Homeric-Greek-Scholar
http://braintree.wickedlocal.com/news/20180417/braintree-student-performs-homers-odyssey
http://easton.wickedlocal.com/news/20180419/stephen-recupero-completes-greek-course

UNL had a Homerathon:

http://www.dailynebraskan.com/arts_and_entertainment/unl-s-homerathon-intertwines-marathon-reading-of-homer-s-iliad/article_37f76646-436f-11e8-9202-87256f2ea2a8.html
http://journalstar.com/news/local/education/a-marathon-reading-of-the-classics—-we/article_d9cb3ed5-192e-5e5e-a96d-106a80715c82.html
http://www.dailynebraskan.com/arts_and_entertainment/unl-students-gather-for-reading-of-iliad-at-homerathon/article_5d76bae4-4436-11e8-9845-87518e4a8315.html

Reviews of Madeline Miller, *Circe*:

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/15/602605359/circe-gets-a-new-motivation
http://wkms.org/post/circe-gets-new-motivation
http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/falling-under-a-witchs-spell
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/reviews/circe-madeline-miller-book-review-the-odyssey-feminist-rewrite-female-empowerment-greek-mythology-a8310691.html
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/21/circe-by-madeline-miller-review

Review of three recent Odyssey translations:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n08/colin-burrow/light-through-the-fog

Interview with Daniel Mendelsohn:

http://radiowest.kuer.org/post/odyssey

More on that Greco-Roman temple from Egypt’s Western Desert:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/31016-remains-of-rare-2-200-year-old-greco-roman-temple-discovered-in-egypt.html

More on brewing Greco-Roman beer:

http://theconversation.com/we-brewed-an-ancient-graeco-roman-beer-and-heres-how-it-tastes-94362
http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/we-brewed-an-ancient-graeco-roman-beer-and-heres-how-it-tastes
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A possibly-trepanned 10 000 years bp (dating varies) cow skull is raising questions:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-holey-cow-evidence-stone-age.html
https://www.livescience.com/62352-ancient-cow-brain-surgery-trepanation.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/19/did-neolithic-man-practice-trepanning-on-cows
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6557-180419-neolithic-cow-trepanation

A Bronze Age pot from Cornwall:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-43787497
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6551-180418-england-cornish-barrow

… and a Cornish barrow site:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-archaeologists-cornish-barrow-site.html

Palstave axes found near Kent a while ago were subject to an inquest:

https://www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/rare-treasure-thousands-years-old-1474041

A henge originally spotted in the 1970s has been exposed prior to a construction project in Raunds:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-43814448
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-northamptonshire-43814450/ancient-henge-is-unearthed-in-raunds-by-archaeologists
https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/henge-discovered-in-raunds-is-not-new-according-to-experts-1-8464712
https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/mp-calls-for-more-details-and-reassurance-over-ancient-henge-found-in-raunds-1-8468082
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6561-180420-england-cotton-henge

Finds from various periods from Five Mile Lane road expansion:

http://www.barryanddistrictnews.co.uk/news/16163151.Ancient_artifacts_from_3500BC_discovered_at_Five_Mile_Lane/

A 13-year-old (and others) have found a significant trove associated with Harald Bluetooth, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-archaeologists-silver-treasure-german-baltic.html
https://www.livescience.com/62323-king-bluetooth-treasure-found.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/king-haral-bluetooth-buried-treasure/
https://www.thelocal.de/20180416/viking-age-treasures-connected-to-legendary-danish-king-found-on-rgen
http://cphpost.dk/news/unique-silver-treasure-found-by-schoolboy-with-metal-detector.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43786129
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/16/boy-unearths-legendary-danish-king-bluetooths-trove-germany/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/16/treasure-of-legendary-danish-king-bluetooth-unearthed-in-germany
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/archaeologists-uncover-silver-treasure-on-german-island/2018/04/16/1c238c46-415e-11e8-b2dc-b0a403e4720a_story.html
http://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/10th-century-danish-king-treasure-found/news-story/d16a9fd674d4b47fb9b521cfcf18d527
https://www.yahoo.com/news/boy-unearths-legendary-danish-kings-trove-germany-100259907.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/1000-year-old-king-bluetooths-treasure-discovered-13-year-old-boy-2672663
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/16/602904998/amateur-archaeologist-and-13-year-old-student-discover-trove-tied-to-danish-king
http://www.dw.com/en/bluetooth-treasure-found-on-german-baltic-sea-island/a-43403908
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/16/album/1523893050_693658.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/04/16/actualidad/1523881638_211194.html
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/an-amateur-archaeologist-and-a-13yearold-boy-discover-cache-of-medieval-viking-treasure/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thirteen-year-old-finds-viking-treasure-germany-180968817/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6550-180417-germany-bluetooth-coins

Possible remains of Cophenhagen’s oldest church:

http://cphpost.dk/news/archaeologists-may-have-found-copenhagens-oldest-church.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6547-180417-medieval-copenhagen-church

Some medieval Egyptian pottery from Plovdiv:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/04/13/archeologists-find-rare-12th-century-lusterware-pottery-from-medieval-egypt-in-building-with-rich-murals-reveal-medieval-streets-in-bulgarias-plovdiv/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6549-180417-bulgaria-medieval-murals

Assorted medieval finds from Loch Shiel:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/medieval-handbell-among-treasures-found-on-highland-island-1-4724939

A mass grave of Jacobites (it appears) from near Culloden:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/mass-grave-of-jacobites-found-near-culloden-1-4724495

A survey has commenced on Rousay:

http://www.thenational.scot/news/16171515.Archaeologists_search_for_answers_in__Egypt_of_the_North_/

Oldest gold in Britain was from a car boot sale, apparently:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/16175039.__39_Oldest_gold_in_Britain__39__bought_at_an_Oxfordshire_car_boot_sale/

Police have recovered the reliquary containing the heart of Anne de Bretagne:

http://m.presseocean.fr/actualite/exclusif-le-reliquaire-du-coeur-danne-de-bretagne-retrouve-a-saint-nazaire-21-04-2018-268983

France prevented the sale of a manuscript:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/04/20/letat-suspend-une-vente-aux-encheres-et-revendique-des-manuscrits-du-mont-saint-michel/

I think we mentioned the badger trouble at Craignethan Castle:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43808574

More on that ‘medieval’ burial with the knife prosthesis:

https://www.livescience.com/62330-italy-knife-hand-skeleton-amputation.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-18/medieval-italian-man-replaced-amputated-hand-with-knife/9671596
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/he-was-buried-among-his-kind-warriors-of-dark-ages-italy-but-what-replaced-his-severed-hand-sets-him-apart/news-story/42308eb4ae3dd9fab1b0f8a9fbfa270f
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-man-used-knife-prosthetic-limb-180968837/

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Han Dynasty iron smelting waste dump from Henan province:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/16/c_137115460.htm

Deep sea archaeology off Beijiao:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/18/c_137119636.htm
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/18/c_137119949.htm

This appears to be an underwater dig near Chengdou:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/20/c_137125459.htm

Dragon tiles from Hanoi:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/199303/thang-long-imperial-city-excavation-reveals-large-structures.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6559-180420vietnam-imperial-citadel

Remains of a 3500 years bp or so settlement from Uttar Pradesh:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/archaeologists-discover-settlement-dating-back-to-3500-4000-years-near-ups-bhadohi/articleshow/63786480.cms

24 sites identified in Assam:

http://indianexpress.com/article/north-east-india/assam/move-to-protect-assams-heritage-24-archaeological-sites-identified-5142487/

Remains of a centuries-old (?) mosque from northeast Iran:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/422683/Remains-of-centuries-old-mosque-unearthed-in-Fariman

A Zoroastrian-era panel from Uzbekistan (paywall, but the ‘photo’ is there):

https://akipress.com/news:605108/

Digging has resumed at Mes Aynak:

https://www.tolonews.com/afghanistan/archaeological-dig-resumes-mes-aynak

More on food in Silk Road cities:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-nomadic-silk-road-cities-urban.html
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Earliest evidence of dogs in North America, some 10 000 years bp:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dogs-lived-and-died-humans-10000-years-ago-americas
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6560-180420-north-america-dogs

Searching for Calusa artifacts on Marco Island:

https://www.naplesnews.com/videos/news/2018/04/21/archaeologists-look-calusa-indian-artifacts-post-irma-marco-island/107002734/

A survey has found possible remains of Cornwallis’ scuttled fleet in the York River:

http://www.gazettejournal.net/index.php/news/news_article/underwater_survey_finds_wrecks_believed_to_be_from_cornwallis_fleet

Questioning claims of rampant suicide among Custer’s men:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/suicide-custer-little-big-horn-soldiers-may-be-overblown?tgt=nr
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6548-180417-little-bighorn-suicides

Feature on petroglyphs in Utah:

https://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=46302727

A controlled burn at the site of the Battle of Manassas:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/04/20/604431862/controlled-burn-held-at-manassas-battlefield-park-to-restore-civil-war-landscape

A mammoth find from Wyoming:

http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/mammoth-remains-found-in-northern-wyoming/article_4399c252-cb44-5712-8b27-30d34a2aa6fd.html
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/mammoth-bones-uncovered-near-wyoming-s-buffalo-bill-reservoir/article_17dc0899-cadd-5ae8-88ad-fe8340e32950.html
http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/article_bf7948e3-7bfe-55bc-81b5-8f40c2895007.html
http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/wyoming/federal-law-enforcement-investigating-potential-theft-of-mammoth-bones-in/article_17dc0899-cadd-5ae8-88ad-fe8340e32950.html

Concerns for coastal sites in New Hampshire:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/archaeologists-find-eroding-coastlines-threaten-past-much-present?#stream/0

The ‘lost city’ of Etzanoa site is open to the public:

http://www.kansas.com/news/state/article208617349.html

Trying to solve the mystery of Crenshaw:

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2018/apr/22/researcher-digs-into-ancient-caddo-myst-1/
http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2018/apr/22/researcher-digs-into-ancient-caddo-myst-1/?f=news-arkansas

Evidence of family planning in 19th century New York:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/04/20/aborted-fetus-and-pill-bottle-in-19th-century-new-york-outhouse-reveal-history-of-family-planning/

Digitizing Benjamin Franklin’s manuscripts:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/benjamin-franklins-paper-go-digital-180968848/

More on shipwrecks from an Alexandria construction site:

https://alexandrialivingmagazine.com/news/robinson-landing-townhomes-ready-for-move-in-this-summer/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of a ‘medicinal garden’ from Uxmal:

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/04/inah-discovers-medicinal-plants-in-archaeological-zone-of-uxmal-yucatan/

Similarities between Chinese and Maya civilizations at Copan:

http://www.ecns.cn/2018/04-17/299412.shtml
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1098175.shtml

On the spread of the Kaanul rulers:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-maya-city-snake-king-dynasty-la-corona-archaeology
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6553-180418-maya-la-corona-guatemala

Feature on the ‘man who saved Havana’:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/man-who-saved-havana-180968735/
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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 hiding art during WWII:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180413-the-art-hidden-from-nazi-bombs

On Swiss Milchsuppe:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180416-in-switzerland-the-soup-quarrelling-politicians-share

On collaboration between scientists and archaeologists:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180422/collaboration-makes-science-and-scientists-stronger

Analyzing speeches of the French Revolution:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180417130050.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-multidisciplinary-insights-french-revolution.html

An eighteenth century version of a currently-popular meme?:

https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2018/04/18/mexico/1524074163_316533.html

What Napoleon thought of Caesar:

http://nationalinterest.org/blog/the-buzz/what-napoleon-thought-caesar-25387

On how dictators exploit ancient sites:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180419-saddam-disney-for-a-despot-how-dictators-exploit-ruins

On inspirations for the Avengers’ Infinity Stones:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180416-avengers-infinity-war-and-the-allure-of-mystic-stones

On *Late Fame*:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/brilliant-1895-novel-on-the-emptiness-of-literary-fame

On the colour pink:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180419-the-shady-past-of-the-colour-pink

On aerial photography by pigeons:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/photo-booth/the-turn-of-the-century-pigeons-that-photographed-earth-from-above

On Bajau ‘spleen evolution’:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43823885

Renaissance tapestries are becoming popular again:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/arts/art-collecting-tapestries.html

Feature on the Palio:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/16/travel/siena-italy-palio-di-siena.html

More on the search for Shackleton’s lost ship:

https://www.livescience.com/62337-search-for-shackleton-endurance-shipwreck.html
https://www.livescience.com/62334-shackleton-endurance-shipwreck-photos.html

More on Coleridge’s remains being found:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poet-samuel-taylor-coleridges-casket-rediscovered-former-wine-cellar-180968811/

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Iran: Cradle of Civilization:

https://financialtribune.com/articles/travel/84407/iranian-relics-on-show-in-britain-netherland

Palmyra portraits:

http://artdaily.com/news/103968/Getty-Villa-exhibition-examines-aancient-Palmyran-funerary-portraits

Teotihuacan:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-teotihuacan-lacma-20180418-htmlstory.html

The Penn Museum has opened its revamped Middle East galleries:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/19/middle-east-artifacts-penn-museum-unveiled
https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/revealing-penn-museums-middle-east-treasures

On the importance of museum independence:

https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/news/18042018-icom-warns-threats-museum-independence

Coverage of the revamped Getty Villa:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/getty-villa-renovation
https://www.wsj.com/articles/art-history-refreshed-at-the-getty-1524308401

… and something’s missing:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-getty-villa-reinstalled-20180419-htmlstory.html

Construction near the Frist has occasioned the closing of a Roman exhibit early:

https://www.nashvillepost.com/business/tourism/article/21001066/frist-prematurely-closes-roman-exhibit-due-to-blasting

Pondering deaccessioning of a Chagall:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/chagall-sale-galleries-selling-art-uk-1.4620281

A culinary tour at the Met:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/27/596154249/a-feast-for-the-eyes-an-art-inspired-food-tour-at-the-met

More on Ptolemaic items at the Egyptian Museum:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/temporary-exhibition-demonstrates-300-artifacts-for-the-first-time-at-egyptian-museum/
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/04/19/300-artifacts-on-display-at-the-egyptian-museum-for-the-first-time-in-temporary-exhibition/
http://www.latimes.com/nation/sns-bc-ml–egypt-antiquities-20180419-story.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Chinese satellite technology helped spot some Roman sites in Tunisia:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/20/c_137124541.htm
http://www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2018/04-20/159514.shtml

Cyark and Google are digitally recording assorted sites:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43797836
http://www.wired.co.uk/article/google-arts-culture-cyark-open-heritage-chichen-itza-bagan
https://www.ft.com/content/b27a1006-4187-11e8-93cf-67ac3a6482fd
https://www.yahoo.com/news/google-digitally-preserving-historic-sites-182539974.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/project-launches-digitally-preserve-risk-heritage-sites-around-world-180968799/

An interesting (?) facial reconstruction of Hannibal:

http://kapitalis.com/tunisie/2018/04/19/le-visage-dhannibal-reconstitue-par-loffice-allemand-de-la-police-criminelle/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA testing on remains from a 5000 years bp cemetery in Shaanxi suggest a male-dominated community:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/19/c_137122939.htm

A comparative genome study of some African populations:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180420122833.htm

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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How early humans dealt with climate change:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uom-scc041318.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-surviving-climate.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180416085917.htm
https://www.independent.co.uk/environment/climate-change-first-europeans-survived-volcano-eruption-work-together-italy-liguria-a8306911.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Timna National Park:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180419-the-israeli-park-with-a-valuable-secret

Places in Spain that seem to be somewhere else:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/20/paco_nadal/1524216740_305099.html

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CRIME BEAT
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The final chapter in the Raphael Golb case:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/strange-case-of-online-impersonation-in-dead-sea-scrolls-feud-set-to-end/

… and the punishment is probation:

https://wtop.com/national/2018/04/will-case-of-dead-sea-scrolls-online-aliases-end-with-jail-2/

Not sure if this Bahamian ‘blockchain’ effort is actually a threat to underwater archaeology or not:

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/po8-the-first-bahamian-blockchain-project-aims-to-disrupt-the-marine-archaeology-industry-300631449.html

Theft of some historic bells from a church in Libya:

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1239126/two-thieves-steal-bells-historic-church-libya

Chinese items stolen from a museum in Bath:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-43806941
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/chinese-antiquities-stolen-in-raid-on-bath-museum

Charges in a case of looted Dacian artifacts:

https://www.romania-insider.com/german-court-dacian-artifacts/

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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Austria has returned a number of items to Romania:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-ancient-coins-bracelets-looted-romania.html
https://www.romania-insider.com/dacian-artifacts-return-romania-2018/
https://www.wftv.com/news/national-news/ap-top-news/ancient-coins-bracelets-looted-from-romania-return-home/734568790
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6558-180419-romania-repatriation-artifacts

Ethiopia wants full restitution of the Maqdala treasures:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/ethiopia-toughens-position-on-maqdala-treasures-calling-for-full-restitution
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n15.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n16.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Cello concerto inspired by a painting:

https://nyti.ms/2JdYMMB

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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OBITUARIES
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William Biers:

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/columbia-mo/william-biers-7821687

Alexander Welsh:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/04/12/alexander-welsh-preeminent-scholar-british-prose

Vincent Rosivach:

http://fairfieldmirror.com/news/longtime-fairfield-professor-passes-away/
https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-vincent-j-rosivach

Richard Oldenburg:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/20/obituaries/richard-oldenburg-who-led-momas-expansion-and-drew-crowds-dies-at-84.html
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CONFERENCES
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Aerial Archaeology AARG Conference (September 2018):

http://www.unive.it/aarg2018

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.51 ~ April 15, 2018

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

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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An 85 000 years bp finger bone from Saudi Arabia is causing a bit of an Out of Africa rethink:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-human-migration-africa-geographically-widespread.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/mpif-fhm040418.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180409112551.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/science/a-fossilized-finger-bone-may-be-from-the-earliest-humans-on-the-arabian-peninsula.html
https://www.livescience.com/62256-ancient-human-finger-in-arabia.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43700703?intlink_from_url=http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/topics/c1038wnxyy0t/archaeology&link_location=live-reporting-story
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/09/finger-fossil-shows-humans-went-east-of-africa-earlier-than-thought
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/finger-arabian-desert-secrets-human-migration-homo-sapiens-archaeology-a8294991.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-human-finger-fossil-20180409-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/04/10/an-85000-year-old-finger-fossil-may-challenge-theories-about-how-early-humans-migrated-from-africa/
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article208342749.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2018/04/09/earliest-human-fossil-saudi-arabia-discovered-migration/499222002/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-85-000-year-old-homo-sapiens-bone-found-in-saudi-arabia-1.5980752
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/102999501/A-finger-bone-from-an-unexpected-place-and-time-upends-the-story-of-human-migration-out-of-Africa
http://www.newsweek.com/early-human-migrations-arabian-peninsula-fossil-finger-877609
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/04/09/fossil-arabian-desert/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/finger-fossil-puts-people-arabia-least-86000-years-ago
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/saudi-arabian-fossil-find-puts-finger-on-the-story-of-human-dispersal/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/rare-85000-year-old-finger-bone-could-complicate-our-understanding-african-migration-180968720/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/saudi-arabia-finger-human-migration-homo/
https://www.archaeology.org/6499-early-migrants-may-have-traveled-beyond-the-levant

Pondering the evolutionary advantage of expressive eyebrows:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-evolutionary-advantage-eyebrows.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uoy-web040618.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180409112554.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/science/eyebrow-evolution-expression.html
https://www.archaeology.org/6502-180409-homo-heidelbergensis-skull

Interview with David Reigh about Neanderthal humanity:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/07/ever-evolving-story-humanity-david-reich-interview-neanderthals-denisovans-genome

More on the oldest wooden Neanderthal tools found in Spain:

https://www.sciencealert.com/neanderthal-wooden-tools-iberian-peninsula-spain-90-000-years-old
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AFRICA
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a huge cache of Meroitic inscriptions from the Sudan is causing a lot of excitement:

https://www.livescience.com/62272-oldest-meroe-inscriptions-sudan-africa.html
http://www.newsweek.com/sub-saharan-african-empires-nubia-meroitic-napata-kush-kingdom-883813
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/tablets-inscribed-with-mysterious-extinct-language-unearthed-at-ancient-african-city-of-the-dead/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cache-ancient-inscriptions-africas-oldest-written-languages-180968786/
https://www.sciencealert.com/nubian-funerary-artefacts-meroitic-texts-found-in-sedeinga-sudan
https://www.archaeology.org/6539-180411-sudan-meroitic-texts
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Archaeologists have found some 4500 ‘new’ fragments of a colossal statue of Psamtik I in Cairo:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/297399/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/New-discovery-in-Matariya-sheds-light-on-the-shape.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/4500-artifacts-belonging-to-king-psamtek-i-statue-discovered-in-matariya/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/47474/Large-fragments-of-massive-Psamtek-I-s-Matariya-colossus-uncovered
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/german-egyptian-excavation-unveiled-4500-relics-belonging-pharaoh-kings-1116416
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2454446&CategoryId=13936
https://www.archaeology.org/6537-180411-king-psamtek-i-colossus

The tomb of Tut’s wife may have been found … or not:

https://www.livescience.com/62264-search-king-tut-wife-tomb.html

Feature on how Howard Carter almost missed Tut’s tomb:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-and-history/magazine/2018/03-04/findingkingtutstomb/

Hype for a tv programme about restoring Khufu’s boats:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-africa-43643197/rebuilding-history-restoring-a-pharaoh-s-ancient-boat

A papyrus record of an early case of sexual assault:

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-text-talks-about-a-powerful-man-being-called-out-for-sexual-assault/
https://qz.com/1249141/metoo-sexual-assault-possibly-led-to-the-firing-of-a-powerful-man-in-ancient-egypt/

Feature on aging in ancient Egypt:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/04/Getting-Old-In-Ancient+Egypt

Feature on what the Israelites were doing in Egypt:

https://thetorah.com/what-kind-of-construction-did-the-israelites-do-in-egypt/

More on the FBI helping identify a mummy:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/fbi-solves-mummy-identity-egypt-deit-el-bersha-djehutynakht-wife-a8293771.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/mystery-over-identity-4-000-164019342.html

Schoolkids on a dig in the West Bank dug up an oil lamp:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Elementary-school-pupils-dig-up-a-piece-of-Jewish-history-549170
https://www.timesofisrael.com/pupils-reconstruct-1500-year-old-holy-land-life-in-school-archaeological-dig/

Suggestion that Yahweh originated as the Canaanite ‘Vulcan’:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-jewish-god-yahweh-originated-in-canaanite-vulcan-says-new-theory-1.5992072

Years later, thousands of artifacts are still missing from the National Museum in Iraq:

http://www.aina.org/news/20180409184251.htm
http://menafn.com/1096715659/Fifteen-years-after-looting-thousands-of-artefacts-are-still-missing-from-Iraqs-national-museum

Concerns for sites arising from war in Yemen and Iraq:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/war-savages-ancient-sites-yemen-and-iraq-destroying-archaeological-record

Feature on the site of Al-Ula:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/47471/Saudi-archaeological-treasure-of-Al-Ula-to-open-to-tourists
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/desert-ruins-al-ula-saudis-revive-forgotten-past-102521792.html
http://gulfnews.com/news/gulf/saudi-arabia/al-ula-ruins-saudis-revive-forgotten-past-1.2203380
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/04/10/WATCH-Chinese-Saudi-archeologists-unearth-cultural-relics-in-Saudi-Arabia.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/desert-ruins-al-ula-saudis-revive-forgotten-past-102521440.html

What Marta D’Andrea is up to:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/italian-scholar-researches-crisis-reformation-near-east%E2%80%99s-early-urban-societies

More on China-Saudi dig cooperation:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/04/10/WATCH-Chinese-Saudi-archeologists-unearth-cultural-relics-in-Saudi-Arabia.html

Feature on the history of French digs in Saudi Arabia:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1281826
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A red figure krater from Apollonia Pontica:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/189388/Red-Figure+Krater+Unearthed+in+Bulgaria
http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/04/10/archaeologists-find-6th-century-bc-home-red-figure-pottery-krater-depicting-oedipus-and-the-sphinx-from-apollonia-pontica-in-bulgarias-sozopol/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6536-180410-bulgaria-sozopol-krater

… related:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/113833/ancient-greek-dwelling-unearthed-in-bulgaria/
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/04/13/experts-find-ancient-greek-heritage-in-bulgarian-black-sea-coast/

A ‘Classical’ ‘meeting ground’ from Myra:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-myra-meeting-ground-unearthed-130219

I think we mentioned this cherub fresco:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-rare-art-unearthed-in-nero-era-mansion-and-bath-by-rome-1.5956969

TV hypish thing on the identification of the pass where Hannibal crossed the Alps:

https://www.livescience.com/62265-hannibal-alps-crossing-mystery.html

Latest theory on the collapse of Mycenean civilization:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30911-new-study-mycenaean-civilization-might-have-collapsed-due-to-uprising-or-invasion.html

We’re beginning to read of new finds from Pompeii:

https://www.ilmattino.it/napoli/cultura/pompei_regio_v_dagli_scavi_corso_affiora_la_finestra_di_casa_la_grata_ferro-3667217.html

In case you missed the ‘Greco Roman’ Temple find in Siwa last week:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/113691/remains-of-rare-greco-roman-temple-unearthed-in-egypt/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/temple-ancient-egypt-08042018/
http://greekreporter.com/egyptian-experts-find-ancient-greco-roman-temple/

Feature on Roman anchors in Malta and religion:

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180411/community/Roman-anchors-in-Malta-and-ancient-maritime-religion.676007

Feature on Ingres’ painting depicting Virgil reading from the Aeneid:

https://www.christies.com/features/Deconstructed-Ingres-Virgil-reading-from-the-Aeneid-9121-1.aspx

Feature on Gismondi’s Rome model:

https://www.archdaily.com/892031/explore-this-1-250-model-of-ancient-rome-which-took-38-years-to-construct
http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/europe/the-incredible-model-city-that-took-38-years-to-create/news-story/cc87d6d0054f625ed43fe021d50bcb3a

Feature on coloured statuary:

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-people-classical-sculptures-meant-white

Looking at Greek vases:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/10-ways-to-look-at-ancient-greek-vases/

Feature on medicine in antiquity:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-medicine-antiquityfrom-ancient-temples-roman.html
http://sciencenordic.com/medicine-antiquity

cf:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/medicine-in-the-ancient-world/

Feature on Phrygian caps:

https://sarahemilybond.com/2018/04/09/before-maga-mithras-phrygian-caps-and-the-politics-of-headwear/

Feature on Rome and the Jews:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/04/rome-and-the-jews/

Feature on some artifacts found in Bulgaria:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/04/12/6-amazing-artifacts-with-ancient-greek-mythology-scenes-discovered-in-bulgaria/

Feature on an early Greek yoyo depiction:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/04/08/the-ancient-greek-boy-and-his-yo-yo/

Again pondering Carthaginian childe sacrifice:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/did-the-carthaginians-really-practice-infant-sacrifice/

On the benefits of learning Latin:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/why-learning-latin-stays-with-you-forever
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/opinion-study-latin-if-you-want-to-talk-like-a-supervillain

What Kate Birney is up to:

http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2018/04/09/birney-receives-mellon-fellowship-to-pursue-role-of-scents-in-antiquity/

What Brendan McGlone is up to:

http://wesleyanargus.com/2018/04/09/mcglone-18-selected-as-humanistic-study-fellow-for-the-paideia-institute/

Some Eta Sigma Phi convention coverage:

http://uknow.uky.edu/student-and-academic-life/classics-students-receive-recognition-national-convention
http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=197953

Reviews of Madeline Miller’s *Circe*:

https://www.npr.org/2018/04/11/599831473/circe-gives-the-witch-of-the-odyssey-a-new-life
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/the-original-nasty-woman-is-a-goddess-for-our-times/2018/04/09/742c54d0-3b88-11e8-974f-aacd97698cef_story.html
https://www.theintelligencer.com/entertainment/article/Book-World-The-original-nasty-woman-is-a-goddess-12818886.php
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/08/circe-madeline-miller-homer-odyssey-retelling-review
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2018/4/10/circe-review/
https://www.bustle.com/p/circe-by-madeline-miller-is-a-love-letter-to-the-first-witch-in-literature-8707797
https://www.refinery29.com/2018/04/195530/madeline-miller-circe-author-interview-women-mythology
http://dailytexanonline.com/2018/04/12/circe-stuns-as-the-retelling-of-an-old-classic

Pondering why women authors are working on Greek myths right now:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/many-women-writers-ancient-myths-troy-fall-of-a-city-pat-barker-k9rz7lrv0

They keep finding things in Larnaca:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/04/11/antiquity-finds-increasing-costs-larnaca-square-revamp/

More on the Russell Crowe ‘divorce auction’ results:

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/films/news/russell-crowe-divorce-auction-australia-film-props-bid-gladiator-millions-a8294561.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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11 000 years bp cave art from Crete:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/04/11/amazing-greek-cave-art-found-to-be-over-11000-years-old/

Searching for/mapping a ‘stone age’ site in the North Sea:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-43711762

Some of the stones at Stonehenge were on the Salisbury plain long before humans were:

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/stonehenge-rocks-were-there-long-before-humans/news-story/6f934150b230e592b8c2303c71b6b59a
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12029278&ref=rss
http://www.theweek.co.uk/92795/stonehenge-rocks-in-place-millions-of-years-before-humans
https://news.sky.com/story/some-stonehenge-rocks-were-at-salisbury-plain-long-before-humans-11323822
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stonehenge-pillars-already-place-humans-arrived-expert-claims-112103143.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/04/10/parts-of-stonehenge-were-in-place-long-before-humans-archaeologists-find/

Remains of a 1500 years bp onion from Sweden:

https://www.thelocal.se/20180411/ancient-onion-reveals-roman-links-with-swedens-pompeii
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6538-180411-sweden-ancient-onion

An interesting ‘medieval’ burial of a man with a ‘knife prosthetic’ arm (maybe):

https://www.sciencealert.com/medieval-lombard-man-amputated-arm-knife-prosthesis
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/04/12/archaeologists-find-ancient-knife-hand-prosthesis-on-medieval-warrior/
http://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-puzzled-find-knife-attached-mans-hand-ancient-period-25931
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6545-180413-italy-amputation-prosthesis

Some 600 years bp ‘loaded dice’ from Norway:

https://www.livescience.com/62273-cheating-medieval-dice-norway.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/cheating-dice-medieval-con-artist-norway/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6541-180412-norway-gambling-dice

Excavating a 19th century slaughterhouse in Scotland:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6501-180409-scotland-edinburgh-slaughterhouse

Studying the skeletons of Napoleonic-era soldiers who died in the Battle of Aspern:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/04/13/skeletons-from-napoleonic-battlefield-shed-light-on-soldiers-health/#21bc18a3227e

Plans to dig a deserted medieval settlement site in Teesdale:

https://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/features/remember-when-more-work-to-uncover-secrets-of-lost-dale-village
http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/southdurham/barnardcastle/16145715.Teesdale_medieval_settlement_to_be_explored_in_archaeological_dig/

Apparently there are ‘Islamic Conquest of the Iberian peninsula’ deniers:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/06/hechos/1523043230_705992.html

They’ve figured out the origins of the Carambolo treasure:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/carambolo-treasure-tartessos-gold-atlantis-spain-archaeology/

More on Neolithic Scandinavians eating fish:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6500-180409-scandinavia-fish-diets

More on Viking sunstones:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/simulation-suggest-legendary-viking-sunstones-could-have-worked-180968710/

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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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The Leang Burung 2 site in Indonesia was occupied by humans some 50 000 years bp, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-humans-occupied-indonesian-site-leang.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/12/c_137106145.htm
http://theconversation.com/ancient-stone-tools-found-on-sulawesi-but-who-made-them-remains-a-mystery-92277
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6542-180412-sulawesi-hominin-tools

Interesting finds from a 3500 years bp site in Bengal:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/proto-historic-settlement-of-artisans-unearthed/article23474828.ece

3000 years bp burials from Tibet:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/09/c_137098567.htm
http://www.nerve.in/news%3A2535004175930

A possible royal palace site from Cambodia:

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30342792
http://www.nationmultimedia.com/detail/breakingnews/30342819
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6535-180410-cambodia-jayavarman-palace

Fifth century Japanese burials in Korea:

http://english.donga.com/Home/3/all/26/1282272/1

Concerns for a megalithic burial site in Andhra Pradesh:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/megalithic-burial-site-in-a-state-of-neglect/article23476045.ece

Remains of a 4000 years bp settlement in Uttar Pradesh:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/settlement-dating-back-almost-4000-years-found-in-up/articleshow/63694412.cms

Digging pre-gold rush sites in Melbourne:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-12/melbourne-metro-tunnel-archaeological-dig/9642282

Digging a 19th century cemetery in Otago:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-reveal-history-exhumation-otago-graves.html
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC1804/S00012/researchers-reveal-history-with-exhumation-of-otago-graves.htm
https://www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/news/103030698/exhumation-at-old-lawrence-cemetery-reveals-surprising-finds
http://www.newshub.co.nz/home/new-zealand/2018/04/archaeologists-dig-up-otago-graves-to-piece-together-history.html
https://www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago683078.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6543-180412-gold-rush-cemetery

Again we’re getting a top ten list of archaeological finds from China last year:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/11/c_137101160.htm
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/11/c_137103911.htm
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1097296.shtml
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201804/11/WS5acd4780a3105cdcf65176a2.html
http://www.ecns.cn/2018/04-11/298681.shtml

The Taj Mahal’s minarets were damaged in a thunderstorm:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-43735757
https://www.thedailystar.net/world/asia/thunderstorm-destroys-taj-mahal-minarets-1561963
https://www.yahoo.com/news/violent-winds-topple-stone-pillars-taj-mahal-complex-135718932.html

Studying the spread of rice cultivation in the Neolithic:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/12/c_137106623.htm

Feature on Humayun’s tomb:

https://www.thedailystar.net/in-focus/humayuns-tomb-1560025

More on CaoCao’s tomb:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2140732/one-down-two-go-discovery-cao-caos-tomb-turns-focus-search
http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/2141303/finding-cao-cao-discovery-remains-will-help-put
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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The Vikings made it to Canada by mistake, apparently (this is another spin on sunstones):

https://www.livescience.com/62284-how-vikings-reached-canada.html

They found another shipwreck in downtown Alexandria:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-politics/three-ships-from-the-1700s-found-on-one-block-in-old-town-alexandria/2018/04/12/98ba1c8c-3da0-11e8-8d53-eba0ed2371cc_story.html
https://wtop.com/alexandria/2018/04/historic-3rd-ship-uncovered-by-archaeologists-in-alexandria/
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Three-ships-from-the-1700s-found-on-one-block-in-12829706.php
http://www.wusa9.com/article/news/local/alexandria/discovery-of-third-ship-at-alexandria-construction-site/65-537655436

Tracing Wabanaki canoe routes in New Brunswick:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-mapping-first-nations-ancient-canoe-routes-new-brunswick-180968678/

Old Vero Man is not as old as originally thought:

https://www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-river-county/2018/04/09/old-vero-man-not-old-originally-thought-after-archaeologists-analyze-artifacts/498388002/

Concerns for eroding coastline sites:

http://nhpr.org/post/archaeologists-find-eroding-coastlines-threaten-past-much-present

Plans to 3d scan that recently-exposed shipwreck in Florida:

https://www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-tampa/usf-archaeologists-to-3d-map-florida-shipwreck

Plans to dig Fort Clarence:

https://greatlakesledger.com/2018/04/13/fort-clarence-military-fortification-to-be-excavated/

Arizona might put minimally-trained people in charge of identifying sites:

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/arizona-bill-minimal-training-archaeological-sites-state-land-10290379

Concerns for sites on the Alkali Ridge:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2018/04/07/in-utah-canyons-where-an-ancient-civilization-once-flourished-the-feds-are-now-inviting-oil-and-gas-drilling/

Not sure about this ‘peopling of the Americas’ theory:

http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/articles/did-north-america-s-first-humans-cross-the-chesapeake-to/article_6c3b7540-3f51-11e8-b0b9-f7f08a10e811.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Interesting 1900 years bp burial of some shark fishermen in Peru:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/peru-viru-ancient-shark-fishermen-archaeology/

Studying a pre-Hispanic village site in the Sonoran desert:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/binational-project-explores-altar-valley/

More on recently-found Nazca geoglyphs:

https://hyperallergic.com/436618/new-nazca-lines-discovered-using-drones/
http://dailycaller.com/2018/04/09/archaeologists-drones-peru/
http://www.peruviantimes.com/09/drones-help-discover-desert-drawings-in-palpa-near-nazca/30594/
http://www.dw.com/en/mysterious-geoglyphs-discovered-in-peru/g-43353009
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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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Pondering ancient astronomy:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/19/ciencia/1521477253_818672.html

An interesting 1000 years bp shirt:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/04/12/style/thousand-year-old-shirt-sothebys.html

Pondering how to make Old Masters more engaging:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/old-master-disco-lives-in-kasse

On the history of tea making in Sri Lanka:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43629707

Digital recreations of 7 ancient ‘iconic’ buildings:

http://www.thisisinsider.com/ancient-ruins-reconstructed-2018-4

Pondering whether anthropologists should be judgemental:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/books/review/katherine-verdery-my-life-as-a-spy.html

On Friday the 13th:

http://www.dw.com/en/13-cultural-references-that-made-friday-the-13th-unlucky/a-37118529

Samuel Coleridge’s remains were found again:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/12/samuel-taylor-coleridge-poet-remains-rediscovered-wine-cellar
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6544-180413-samuel-taylor-coleridge

Plans to search for Shackleton’s lost ship:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43703723
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/04/10/british-scientists-race-find-lost-shipwreck-ernest-shackletons/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antarctic-research-ship-will-search-wreck-shackletons-endurance-180968780/

Some Arabic science manuscripts are coming to auction:

http://robbreport.com/shelter/auctions/important-scientific-manuscripts-at-sothebys-2787913/

On transcribing documents:

https://www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/2018/0406/Wanted-Volunteers-who-like-history-and-can-read-cursive

Iceland’s first black citizen?:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/14/world/europe/denmark-iceland-slavery-hans-jonathan.html

On old sleeping patterns:

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/for-1000s-of-years-we-went-to-bed-twice-a-night-2

Feature on Mary Magdalene:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-biggest-myths-about-mary-magdalene

Review of *An Atlas of Rare and Familiar Colour*:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180328-the-pigment-made-of-human-remains-and-more-surprising-hues

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Sunken Cities:

http://www.columbiatribune.com/news/20180413/venture-bound-lost-worlds-of-egypts-sunken-cities

Rodin and the Art of Ancient Greece:

http://ca.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2968131/rodin-and-the-art-of-ancient-greece-at-the-british-museum

Iran: Cradle of Civilization:

https://financialtribune.com/articles/travel/84407/iranian-relics-on-show-in-britain-netherland
http://menafn.com/1096726244/Iran-loan-exhibits-to-be-shown-in-England-Netherlands

Delacroix:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/in-paris-a-major-delacroix-exhibition-that-continues-to-explore-his-genius/2018/04/12/0d754b62-3d6c-11e8-8d53-eba0ed2371cc_story.html

The Horse in Ancient Greek Art:

http://www.richmond.com/entertainment/museums/take-the-reins-of-vmfa-s-the-horse-in-ancient/article_6379d64e-253c-5901-a4dc-61fcd472b85c.html

Coverage of the Reinstalled Getty Villa Galleries:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/new-to-explore-in-the-reinstalled-getty-villa-galleries/
https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/doubling-art-historical-emphasis-getty-villa-unveils-newly-reinstalled-collection-month-1265057

The BC Royal Museum has launched a grant to repatriate First Nations artifacts:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/royal-b-c-museum-repatriation-grant-first-nations-1.4614836

… while a Mellon Grant is being used to document and reorganize the Haffenreffer collections:

https://news.brown.edu/articles/2018/04/engagingamericas

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Plans to further investigate the Roman genetic legacy in the UK:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43712587
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/04/11/did-romans-leave-genetic-legacy-britain/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/people-south-england-might-descended-romans-123258653.html
http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/the-romans-may-have-left-a-genetic-legacy-in-the-people-living-in-southeast-britain/

A DNA study in Mexico reveals some Asian connections:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/latin-america-s-lost-histories-revealed-modern-dna
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6546-180413-mexico-asia-dna

Pondering the ethics of extracting ancient DNA:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-must-unravel-a-thorny-mummy-controversy/

Studying sweet potato DNA is causing a bit of a rethink of human migration theories:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-people-sweet-potatoes.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180412140845.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/science/sweet-potato-pacific-dna.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/polynesians-may-not-have-gone-grocery-shopping-in-south-america/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6540-180412-sweet-potato-origins

General feature on what we’re learning from DNA:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43701630

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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On a mid-sixth century cold spell:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uoh-ucd041118.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180411111049.htm
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Stairway to Heaven:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20180412-the-philippines-2000-year-old-engineering-feat

Santorini:

https://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/destinations/2018/04/14/the-magical-island-of-santorini-greece/33830003/

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CRIME BEAT
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A smuggling attempt in Jordan thwarted:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/23-smuggled-ivory-ornaments-confiscated-south-amman-rest-station

A major (it seems) bust in Delhi:

https://www.indiatoday.in/fyi/story/cbi-delhi-recover-81-antiquities-artifact-crores-east-kailash-patel-nagar-1210093-2018-04-11
https://www.mid-day.com/articles/cbi-seizes-81-antique-artefacts-from-delhi-registers-case-under-antiquities-law/19309173

A Chagall stolen 30 years ago is being returned:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43747630

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/04/culture-crime-news-26-march-8-april-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 has recovered some items smuggled to the US in the 1920s:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/47460/Egypt-reclaims-mummified-hands-head-smuggled-in-1927-from-NY
http://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-retrieves-remnants-of-mummy-smuggled-to-us-in-1927/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/47460/Egypt-reclaims-mummified-hands-head-smuggled-in-1927-from-NY

More on lending Ethiopia their previously-plundered artifacts:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london-museum-says-it-willing-return-looted-ethiopian-artifacts-long-term-loan-180968699/
http://www.reuters.tv/v/jcG/2018/04/10/london-museum-may-return-ethiopian-loot-on-loan
http://allafrica.com/stories/201804100712.html

… related:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/15/ethiopians-urge-britain-return-bones-of-stolen-prince-and-loot

… and the opeds that follow:

http://www.turkeytelegraph.com/life-style/ethiopia-reopens-debate-on-colonial-plunder-h17042.html
https://www.ft.com/content/0f48fa90-3cc9-11e8-b7e0-52972418fec4
http://www.politicsweb.co.za/opinion/should-africas-looted-art-be-returned

More on Turkey seeking returns of various artifacts:

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/turkey-demands-return-plundered-ancient-artefacts-180408133736710.html
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n14.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n15.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A folk opera based on the Odyssey:

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2018/04/entfolkopera040918
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2730-audio-news-from-archaeologica-1-april-7-april-2018
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OBITUARIES
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Robert T. Buck:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/12/obituaries/robert-t-buck-who-revitalized-brooklyn-museum-dies-at-79.html

Ivor Guest:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/obituaries/ivor-guest-97-dies-transformed-study-of-dance-history.html

John Wesley Robb:

http://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/2785/in-memoriam-john-wesley-robb-98/
https://news.usc.edu/140815/in-memoriam-john-wesley-robb-98/
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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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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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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.50 ~ April 8, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
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Barbara Saylor Rodgers, David Critchley, Kris Curry, Richard C. Griffiths,
Richard Campbell, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Oldest Neanderthal-made wooden tools from the Iberian peninsula:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180403090050.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-oldest-neanderthal-wooden-tools-iberian.html

Studying Neanderthal nasal passages:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-neanderthal-nose.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/04/new-research-sheds-light-on-neanderthals-distinctive-features
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6492-180404-neanderthal-inhale-exhale

More on ‘compassionate’ behaviour among Neanderthals:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-neanderthals-survived-age.html

Related (sort of) interview with David Reich:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/07/ever-evolving-story-humanity-david-reich-interview-neanderthals-denisovans-genome

Walking and climbing apparently did not interfere with each other in early hominin development:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-anatomy-easier-muscles-climbing-early.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/human-ancestors-walking-earlier-previously-thought-ardipithecus-early-man-chimpanzees-a8287211.html

Using an earbone to track ‘Out of Africa’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-human-bony-labyrinth-indicator-dispersal.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uoz-iep040318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180403140345.htm

Using ‘machine learning’ to decide whether homo naledi burials demonstrate ritual behaviour:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-machine-algorithm-ancient-hominin-ritualistic.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/machine-learning-says-homo-naledi-may-not-have-buried-its-dead/
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/05/ciencia/1522948095_388069.html

Another instance of sapiens and neanderthalis ‘coexisting’:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/04/05/latest-finds-in-paleolithic-bacho-kiro-cave-in-central-bulgaria-imply-coexistence-of-early-homo-sapiens-and-neanderthals/

Early humans contributed to the demise of the cave bear, apparently:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180405100145.htm
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AFRICA
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A chronology of the mesolithic in Africa (abstract):

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/360/6384/95?rss=1

6 000 years bp infant burials in the Sudan:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/356895,Poles-uncover-6000yearold-tombs-of-babies-in-Sudan-report
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Greco-Roman temple near the Siwa Oasis:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/295033/Heritage/GrecoRoman/Remains-of-GraecoRoman-temple-discovered-near-Siwa.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/ministry-of-antiquities-reveals-discovery-of-greco-roman-temple-near-siwa/
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/04/05/egyptian-archaeological-mission-discovers-a-graeco-roman-temple-near-siwa/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/47180/A-Graeco-Roman-temple-was-uncovered-in-Al-Salam-archaeological
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-archaeologists-greco-roman-temple-egypt.html
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/04/05/archaeologists-unearth-remains-of-greco-roman-temple-in-egypt
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/archaeologists-find-remains-of-greco-roman-temple-in-egypt/2018/04/05/cb60141a-38d3-11e8-af3c-2123715f78df_story.html
https://www.detroitnews.com/story/tech/science/2018/04/05/egypt-antiquities-roman-temple-discovered/33567183/
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=12027023
https://www.sciencealert.com/rare-greco-roman-temple-ruins-uncovered-in-egypt
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/greco-roman-temple-egypt-spd/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6491-180404-graeco-roman-temple

On the hidden chamber in the Great Pyramid:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/great-pyramids-hidden-chamber-may-be-a-trick-of-perspective-egyptologist-warns/news-story/d02e9021caf6233a265c0d84b7277812

Really a crime story … Egypt has charged 72 with looting a site and turning it into a parking lot:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/72-officials-charged-with-theft-after-turning-ancient-archaeological-site-into-parking-lot/
https://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-and-culture/2018/04/04/72-Egyptian-officials-charged-for-looting-archaeological-area.html

What the Egyptian Antiquities Ministry is up to:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/46872/Antiquities-Ministry-gears-up-for-new-projects-across-the-country

More on the successful extraction of DNA from a 4 000 years bp mummy in the Boston MoFA:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/science/mummy-head-fbi-dna.html
https://www.livescience.com/62194-decapitated-mummy-ancient-dna.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dna-solves-mystery-of-ancient-mummy-from-ransacked-tomb/
http://nationalpost.com/news/world/the-mystery-of-the-mummys-head-how-the-fbi-helped-crack-a-4000-year-old-case
https://www.usnews.com/news/national-news/articles/2018-04-03/fbi-identifies-4-000-year-old-mummified-head
https://www.yahoo.com/news/4-000-old-mummy-just-200900259.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-fbi-helped-museum-learn-identify-4000-year-old-severed-head-180968674/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6486-180402-egyptian-mummy-dna

Feature on Caroline Ransom Williams:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/692389/?sc=rsln

Studying land use in the Jordan Valley:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-geographers-ancient-jordan-valley.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/uoe-tit040418.php

The ‘picture of God’ from Kuntillet Ajrud is getting press attention again:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.thou-shalt-have-how-many-gods-exactly-1.5973328
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-thou-shalt-have-how-many-gods-exactly-1.5973328
https://forward.com/culture/398291/a-drawing-found-in-sinai-desert-might-provide-evidence-of-judaisms/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-god-have-a-wifeand-a-tail?source=articles&via=rss

Archaeologists are weighing in on the latest plan for the Kotel:

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/243906
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/archaeologist-suing-to-remove-kotel-egalitarian-platform-over-damage-to-artifacts/2018/04/03/

Archaeology at Sebastia seems to be part of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict now:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/04/c_137088447.htm

… and elsewhere:

https://en.qantara.de/content/gazas-cultural-heritage-the-palestinians-vanishing-legacy

More on UK archaeologists helping Iraq restore their heritage:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/01/uk-archaeologists-help-iraqis-restore-their-isis-ravaged-heritage
http://www.aina.org/news/20180401144550.htm

… and the BM training Iraqi women archaeologists:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-museum-trains-iraqi-women-to-save-world-s-oldest-bridge-in-girsu-9hxxch9wk

The Jordan Antiquities Ministry has officially declared those ‘lead codices’ fake:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/jordan-codices%E2%80%99-proven-fake-%E2%80%94-doa

More on those Jewish Revolt ‘freedom coins’:

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/243632
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Coins-symbolically-discovered-from-great-revolt-before-Passover-547128

More on China-Saudi Arabia cooperation in archaeology:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/07/c_137093699.htm
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Roman tomb in the courtyard of Plovdiv’s Medical University:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/189281/Archaeologists+Have+Discovered+a+Roman+Tomb+in+the+Courtyard+of+the+Medical+University+in+Plovdiv
https://sofiaglobe.com/2018/04/04/archaeology-roman-tomb-found-in-the-grounds-of-medical-university-in-plovdiv/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6495-180405-bulgaria-roman-tomb

… not sure if this is the same burial:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/04/03/ancient-tortoise-shell-discovered-in-roman-burial-chambers-in-bulgaria

Feature on a German-Bulgarian dig at Novgrad:

https://www.euscoop.com/en/2018/4/6/archaeologists-revealing-roman-ruins-near-novgrad

A hoard of 1500 years bp coins from a collapsed building near the harbour of Corinth:

https://www.livescience.com/62192-ancient-coin-stash-leaves-mystery.html
https://neoskosmos.com/en/113367/1500-year-old-bronze-coins-found-at-greek-harbour/
http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-coins-roman-empire-corinth-excavation-868534
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6487-180402-greece-corinth-coins

Trying to recreate a Roman ‘refrigerator’ in Switzerland:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/cold-hole_basel-scientists-attempt-to-recreate-roman-fridge/44015658
https://www.thelocal.ch/20180403/swiss-researchers-try-to-get-ancient-roman-fridge-working-again-history
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6488-180403-switzerland-roman-refrigerator

Latest hype for the Herculaneum papyri:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/herculaneum-scrolls-can-technology-unravel-the-secrets-sealed-by-mt-vesuvius-2000-years-ago/
https://www.christianpost.com/news/archaeological-discovery-ancient-charred-scroll-could-contain-historic-christian-writings-222363/

… related:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-day-vesuvius-blew-its-top-pompeii-herculaneum/

The S. Giovanni Metro C station is opening soon:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/romes-metro-c-station-at-s-giovanni-to-open-soon.html

Feature on Sirens:

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-sirens-in-the-odyssey-werent-sexy-for-the-reason-you-think-according-to-the-epics-first-women-translator-8616105

We need to be more Bacchic:

https://inews.co.uk/culture/arts/bettany-hughes-ancient-greeks-bacchus/

On the Caesarian section:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/why-is-it-called-a-cesarean-section-anyway_us_5ac24885e4b055e50acf55bc

Nero v Caligula:

https://www.courthousenews.com/nero-or-caligula/

On Rome’s ‘fault’:

http://www.iflscience.com/environment/romes-fault-helped-make-it-a-great-power/

Why ancient literature still matters:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/why-the-literature-of-antiquity-still-matters/2018/04/03/371c38ac-374c-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html?utm_term=.7ccf33aa1962

The Stoic approach to tyranny:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/02/opinion/stoicism-political-tyrants.html

Looking at poisoning in ancient Roman times:

https://daily.jstor.org/poisoning-like-the-romans/

Feature on Gismondi’s model of Rome:

https://mymodernmet.com/scale-model-ancient-rome/

On the Ludi Romani at Utah State:

https://www.usu.edu/today/index.cfm?id=57572

In Our Time this week was looking at Roman slavery:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09xnl51

The BBC will get access to shoot their program at Sounion after all:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/04/03/greek-archaeologists-reverse-film-ban-decision/
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/bbc-spy-show-granted-access-to-ancient-greek-temple-as-filming-decision-reversed-36770809.html
http://www.kctv5.com/story/37868226/after-spat-bbc-spy-show-gets-access-to-ancient-greek-temple
https://www.wpxi.com/entertainment/after-spat-bbc-spy-show-gets-access-to-ancient-greek-temple/726262501
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/entertainment/news/article.cfm?c_id=1501119&objectid=12025491&ref=rss

Interview with Adrienne Mayor:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-blog/adrienne-mayor/blog-interview-adrienne-mayor

What Lee Fratantuono and R. Alden Smith are up to:

https://www.owu.edu/news-media/details/an-epic-undertaking/

What Jean Macintosh Turfa is up to:

http://www.union-bulletin.com/things_to_do/arts/ancient-fortunes-and-misfortunes-revealed-in-lectures/article_a4312a0a-3851-11e8-a852-fb75c9a5022d.html

What Roberta Stewart is up to:

http://www.thedartmouth.com/article/2018/04/program-connects-veteran-experiences-with-homers-works

Peter Jones’ latest in the Spectator:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/04/putins-diseased-ideology/

Translating lyrics into Latin (paywall):

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/desiste-in-nomine-amoris-how-well-do-you-know-your-lyrics-in-latin-27hnrcp0k

Reviews of Madeline Miller, *Circe*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/books/madeline-miller-circe-novel.html
https://www.popmatters.com/the-pragmatic-sorcery-of-madeline-millers-circe-2554023146.html

… and Miller has a piece on Penelope too:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/classic-books/wily-wife-homers-patient-faithful-penelope-cunning-odysseus/

Reviewish on Mary Beard’s *Women and Power*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/audio/2018/apr/03/mary-beard-on-women-and-power-books-podcast
http://theconversation.com/mary-beard-and-the-long-tradition-of-women-being-told-to-shut-up-94285
http://menafn.com/1096696268/Mary-Beard-and-the-long-tradition-of-women-being-told-to-shut-up

Review of a couple of recent Odyssey translations:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/speak-goddess/article/2012207

Latest in the quest to repatriate the Parthenon Marbles:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/30822-cultural-tourism-350-young-greeks-20-countries-one-campaign-bringthemarbleshome.html

There’s a new Ceres in Vermont:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/slayton-new-ceres?#stream/0

Folks might be interested in the results of the Russell Crowe divorce auction:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-07/russell-crowe-divorce-auction/9630220
http://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5328961/staggering-sums-at-russell-crowe-auction/

More on recreating ancient beer at UWinnipeg:

https://www.winnipegfreepress.com/our-communities/metro/Recipe-for-the-ages-478552873.html

More on the hydraulis at the Acropolis Museum:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/30/ancient-greek-water-organ-sounds-again-at-acropolis-museum/

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Plenty of coverage of a computer simulation suggesting Viking sunstone navigation could work:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/06/science/vikings-navigation-sunstones.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-simulations-viking-sunstone-accurate.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/world-history/viking-history-crystals-sailing-northern-seas-sunstone-a8293401.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/04/04/vikings-may-have-used-crystals-to-navigate-across-the-atlantic/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/history-science/vikings-may-used-crystals-navigate-cloudy-weather/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/04/mysterious-sunstones-in-medieval-viking-texts-could-really-have-worked/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2018/04/07/crystals-may-have-helped-the-vikings-cross-the-seas/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6494-180405-viking-sunstone-navigation

A 19th century slaughterhouse site in Edinburgh:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-43670339

Pondering a 19th century walrus burial:

https://londonist.com/london/secret/why-was-a-walrus-found-buried-next-to-a-human-body-beneath-king-s-cross

Plans for a heritage lottery type thing in France:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/03/29/stephane-bern-devoile-250-chefs-doeuvre-du-patrimoine-a-restaurer-en-urgence/

Plans to search for the St Aebbe monastery:

https://www.berwickshirenews.co.uk/news/lost-monastery-of-st-bbe-in-berwickshire-1-4718158

You can visit a medieval charnel house online now:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/01/rare-english-charnel-house-can-now-be-seen-online

Erosion concerns for coastal sites in Denmark:

http://cphpost.dk/news/coastal-erosion-is-gradually-expunging-denmarks-cultural-heritage.html

Funding concerns for a cave dig in Armenia:

https://news.am/eng/news/444024.html

More on a 5000 years bp shoe in a Swiss lake:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/business/archaeological-find-_divers-discover-5-000-year-old-shoe-in-swiss-lake–/44003700

More on that Cornish barrow site:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180329095418.htm

More on LiDAR revealing a Bronze Age site in Wales:

http://metro.co.uk/2018/04/02/hidden-bronze-age-community-discovered-on-british-island-7434642/
http://www.iflscience.com/technology/laser-tech-reveals-lost-bronze-age-island-civilization/

More on that medieval coffin birth:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-case-coffin-birth-seen-medieval-grave-180968612/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Petroglyphs from Lhasa:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-04/02/c_137083199.htm

Dolmens found in Jangaon:

https://telanganatoday.com/archaeologists-spot-dolmens-in-jangaon

Digging the capital of the Vakataka kingdom:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-excavations-throw-light-on-capital-of-vakataka-kingdom-2600121

Evidence of 17th century wine and opium production in Japan:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/ku-4yd040218.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-04-year-old-documents-reveal-evidence-japanese.html

A Maori “ceremonial comb” find:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/102803195/A-M-ori-ceremonial-comb-has-been-discovered-in-Huntly-roadworks
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6490-180404-maori-wooden-comb

Ayutthaya-era pottery from a site in Thailand:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1441479/old-pottery-discovery-causes-stir-in-trang
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6496-180406-thailand-pottery-found

Concerns for a medieval temple complex in Andhra Pradesh:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vijayawada/andhra-pradesh-medieval-temple-complex-stands-in-neglect/articleshow/63659641.cms
http://www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-Pradesh/2018-04-07/Medieval-temples-in-dilapidated-condition/372554

Plans to search for China’s ‘other two’ warlords:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2140732/one-down-two-go-discovery-cao-caos-tomb-turns-focus-search

Pondering a skull from India’s 1857 mutiny:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-43616597

Feature on Angkor Wat:

https://www.livescience.com/23841-angkor-wat.html

More on Aboriginal tools being made from British ship materials:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43551015
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6485-180402-australia-flint-artifacts
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Studying spear points to tract the Ice Age peopling of the Americas:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-spear-early-inhabitants.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/tau-spp040218.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/04/180402160610.htm

Studying canoe routes in Canada:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/wabanaki-canoe-routes-mapping-1.4601748
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6484-180402-wabanaki-canoe-routes

What LiDAR is revealing about slave life at Montpelier:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/37890379/montpelier-archaeologists-employ-new-technology-to-reveal-slave-experience
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6497-18040-madison-montpelier-lidar

Trying to protect petroglyph sites in Utah:

https://www.heraldextra.com/news/local/north/eagle-mountain/rock-art-activists-are-sitting-on-shooting-sites-to-protect/article_b3ba37ff-464b-59bb-83ae-737ad5707a52.html

A Civil War era steamer off the coast of North Carolina:

https://www.wwaytv3.com/2018/04/02/drone-captures-civil-war-era-shipwreck-off-brunswick-co-coast/

Canada has exonerated six First Nations chiefs hanged in 1864:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canada-exonerates-six-indigenous-chiefs-hanged-1864-180968606/

What J. Michael Francis is up to:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/04/03/actualidad/1522711143_932020.html

More on those BC footprints:

http://www.macleans.ca/society/north-americas-oldest-human-footprints-are-in-b-c-and-older-than-anyone-thought/

More on that shipwreck that washed ashore near St. Augustine:

http://www.staugustine.com/news/20180407/its-really-captured-peoples-imagination-researchers-still-studying-shipwreck-as-others-work-to-move-preserve-it
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/200-year-old-shipwreck-washes-florida-180968629/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More than 50 news geoglyphs/’Nazca lines’ found by drones in Peru:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/04/new-nasca-nazca-lines-discovery-peru-archaeology/
https://www.livescience.com/62238-new-nazca-lines-discovered.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/over-50-new-nazca-lines-peru-desert-paracas-topara
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/massive-ancient-drawings-found-in-peruvian-desert/ar-AAvvXJd
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/50-lost-nazca-stone-line-images-uncovered-by-peruvian-drone-survey-are-among-oldest-found/news-story/cfa8e737809e6d62bcc9499cbb98f2bf
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-use-drones-capture-images-ancient-drawings-peru-180968716/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6498-180406-peru-paracas-glyphs

… related:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/04/05/a-protest-damaged-ancient-monuments-in-peru-the-repair-effort-led-to-the-discovery-of-even-more/

Women had high status in ancient Peru, apparently:

https://mg.co.za/article/2018-04-04-women-ran-things-in-ancient-peru-a-new-study-argues/
http://www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/leisure/2018/04/04/women-ran-things-in-ancient-peru-a-new-study-argues/

On the ‘commoners’ at Teotihuacan:

https://slate.com/technology/2018/04/teotihuacn-the-ancient-city-upending-archaeologists-assumptions-about-wealth-inequality.html

On the obsession with El Dorado:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-lost-amazonian-tribeswhy-west-obsession.html

Restoring a looted Maya temple facade:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/04/06/la_serpiente_emplumada/1523042975_396958.html

More on the finds off Yucatan:

http://www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/04/archaeologists-are-trying-to-find-the-maya-underworld/

More on 81 sites in the Amazon:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/satellite-images-reveal-81-pre-hispanic-settlements-amazon-180968626/
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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 different sort of Lamassu restoration in London:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-statue-destroyed-isis-resurrected-londons-trafalgar-square-twist-180968636/

How Alfonso X chose a counsellor:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/04/05/ciencia/1522939200_466971.html

Studying fake archaeology news:

http://news.emory.edu/stories/2018/04/er_archaeology_blakely/campus.html

On finds by amateurs and the role of the press:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/why-amateur-finds-need-to-reach-pundits-before-press/articleshow/63633360.cms

The importance of French in France:

https://www.chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2018/04/01/how-the-french-are-celebrating-their-language/

Some POW letters from WWI are online:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-43662682

On the colonialism of a couple of well-known screen archaeologists:

https://hyperallergic.com/436285/casual-colonialism-lara-croft-indiana-jones/

Record results for Buddhist manuscript auctions:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2968217/sothebys-hong-kong-achieves-new-auction-record-for-buddhist

Plans to put some fossils collected by Darwin online:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/06/charles-darwin-lost-fossils-including-a-sloth-the-size-of-a-car-to-be-made-public

Review of a biography of Leonard DaVinci:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/04/04/actualidad/1522859670_276270.html

Review of Kerrigan, *Shakespeare’s Originality*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/apr/04/shakespeares-originality-john-kerrigan-review

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Golden Kingdoms:

http://news.ku.edu/2018/03/28/ancient-peoples-latin-america-fashioned-status-objects-gold-jade-shell

Rome: City and Empire:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/life/arts/2018/04/01/splendor-influence-ancient-rome-view-frist-center/459976002/

Capturing Egypt on Glass:

http://menafn.com/1096692351/Capturing-Egypt-on-glass-Egyptian-history-through-negatives-and-timeworn-photographs

Living With Gods:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227410/opinion/ekathimerini/comment/the-lion-and-the-crucifix

The Golden Fleece:

https://www.newsanyway.com/2018/04/06/unique-world-never-shown-antiques-retell-ancient-greek-myths/

OpEd on things in museums:

https://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/looted-is-a-loaded-word-but-shouldn-t-the-cultural-wonders-of-the-ancient-world-be-admired-in-their-country-of-origin-1.719078

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using drones to find sites in the Negev:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/357530,Drone-helps-Poles-explore-ancient-cities-in-desert

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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OpEddish on the DNA of the Bell Beaker folk:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/prehistoric-pop-culture-deciphering-the-dna-of-the-bell-beaker-complex.htm

On the ethics of DNA collection from skeletons:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-rights-dead-clash-scientists-dna.html

… related:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/science/atacama-mummy-chile.html

Tracing the genetic legacy of the Inca:

https://phys.org/news/2018-04-genetics-modern-heirs-inca-lineages.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-04/udsm-got040518.php

More on the dna of that Atacama mummy:

https://www.livescience.com/62240-atacama-mummy-dna-debate.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

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

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destinations/asia/israel/masada-unesco-world-heritage-site/

Vandalism of some 19th century paintings in Eye Town Hall:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-43627173

A German couple in Greece have been charged with smuggling and ‘producing unauthorized replicas’:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227360/article/ekathimerini/news/german-couple-nabbed-with-antiquities-replica-workshop

A Santa Fe antiquities couple on the lam were arrested in Maine:

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/wanted-santa-fe-couple-nabbed-in-maine/article_eb427d70-096f-5e76-ac2c-d7feb56096f4.html

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CRIME BEAT
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War crimes trial coming up for one of those Timbuktu jihadi types:

http://www.dw.com/en/mali-alleged-timbuktu-destroyer-to-appear-at-international-criminal-court/a-43212936

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

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

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

SAFE:

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

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The Apsara statue will be returned to India:

http://www.dailypioneer.com/todays-newspaper/1000-year-old-apsara-to-return-home-from-us.html
https://littleindia.com/u-s-to-return-1000-year-old-stolen-apsara-sculpture-to-india/

The Met is returning some idols to Nepal:

http://artdaily.com/news/103728/New-York-s-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art-returns-stolen-idols-to-Nepal
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6493-180405-nepal-sculptures-repatriated

The V&A is giving Ethiopia a long-term loan of looted artifacts:

https://www.artforum.com/news/ethiopia-receives-long-term-loan-of-looted-artifacts-from-london-s-victoria-and-albert-museum-74885

… related:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43642265

On the return of human remains:

http://www.dw.com/en/skulls-and-bones-a-dark-secret-of-german-colonialism/a-43279594
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/apr/03/looted-ethiopian-treasures-in-uk-return-loan-victoria-albert-museum
https://inews.co.uk/news/the-victoria-and-albert-museum-has-offered-to-return-ethiopian-treasures-looted-by-british-troops-during-one-of-the-most-controversial-episodes-in-the-nations-military-history/
https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/uk-news/2018/04/04/va-offers-ethiopia-long-term-loan-of-looted-magdala-artefacts/
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/04/ethiopia-hopes-london-museum-returns-looted-treasures-180404113036817.html
https://www.ft.com/content/0719ea8e-3966-11e8-8b98-2f31af407cc8

… and there is pressure being put on other museums:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/ethiopia-calls-on-uk-museums-to-return-maqdala-treasures-on-long-term-loan
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NUMISMATICA
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A medieval Chinese coin found in Cheshire:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/mystery-of-a-medieval-chinese-coin-found-in-cheshire-england/news-story/aca5a44837314abd7be7a4d69dd6e487

Feature on coinage of 9th century Europe:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-the-terrible-ninth-century/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n13.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n14.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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An Iliad:

https://www.odt.co.nz/entertainment/theatre/homers-classic-tale-retold

Setting up for a sequel to Troy: Fall of a City:

https://www.bustle.com/p/will-troy-a-fall-of-a-city-return-for-season-2-on-netflix-theres-a-natural-choice-for-the-storys-sequel-8673614′
http://www.digitalspy.com/tv/news/a854146/troy-fall-of-a-city-season-2-odyssey/

Civilisations:

https://theartsdesk.com/tv/civilisations-first-contact-bbc-two-review-david-olusoga-goes-gold
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2729-audio-news-from-archaeologica-25-march-31-march-2018
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OBITUARIES
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James F Strange:

http://www.tbo.com/news/obituaries/Epilogue-USF-professor-was-a-real-life-Indiana-Jones_166944516

Antonia Syson:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-antonia-syson

Alfred Crosby:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/alfred-crosby-environmental-historian-of-columbian-exchange-dies-at-87/2018/04/05/d16963e2-38de-11e8-9c0a-85d477d9a226_story.html

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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.49 ~ April 1, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Using some new technology to examine the La Ferrassie 1 Neanderthal skeleton:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-technology-reveals-secrets-famous-neandertal.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/bu-ntr032718.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327132025.htm

Studying hominin brains:

https://www.archaeology.org/6471-new-thoughts-on-ancient-hominin-brains

More on toys found in various archaeological contexts:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-31/old-toys-prehistoric-society-children-archaeology-anthropology/9493204

More on ‘cultural development’ during the Mesolithic:

https://www.ksl.com/?sid=46291209&nid=148
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AFRICA
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More on concerns for archaeological sites in Europe:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/25/c_137063032.htm

More on the ‘lost city’ found in South Africa:

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/laser-technology-reveals-lost-city-in-south-africa/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 2500 years bp sarcophagus at the University of Sydney was thought to be empty for 150
years, but turned out to have a mummy inside:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-archaeologists-ancient-egyptian-coffin-thought.html
https://www.livescience.com/62142-mummy-unexpectedly-found-in-sarcophagus.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43550496
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/mummy-remains-found-in-sarcophagus-previously-thought-to-be-empty/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-egypt-mummy-remains-discovered-120334268.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/102682488/Sarcophagus-surprise-Ancient-mummy-found-in-coffin-thought-to-be-empty
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-03-26/mummy-found-in-what-was-thought-to-be-an-empty-coffin/9589110
https://www.theage.com.au/technology/mummy-in-2500-year-old-coffin-at-sydney-uni-may-be-egyptian-priestess-20180328-p4z6mf.html
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/secrets-of-2500yearold-egyptian-mummy-lay-in-storeroom-for-150-years/news-story/063cbc8b5da6988c7bff7f75a38d08cf
http://www.dw.com/en/australia-mummy-found-in-empty-egyptian-coffin/a-43148511
http://m.jpost.com/Middle-East/Once-overlooked-2500-year-old-coffin-may-offer-clues-into-ancient-Egypt-547217
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/27/c_137069197.htm
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-find-human-remains-inside-2500-year-old-empty-coffin-180968616/
https://www.archaeology.org/6468-180326-egypt-coffin-mummy

I think we mentioned this mummy artifact turning up in a Sheffield charity shop:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/ancient-miniature-mummy-artefact-found-at-sheffield-charity-shop-1-9083669
https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-charity-shop-workers-discover-miniature-mummy-from-ancient-egypt-in-box-of-bric-a-brac-1-9083861

Folks were looking at Tut’s armour:

https://www.livescience.com/62170-king-tut-boy-soldier-explained.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/was-king-tut-warrior-egyptian-pharaoh-had-battle-damaged-armor-new-research-suggests-2666330
https://nypost.com/2018/03/26/secrets-revealed-in-king-tuts-armor/

… and the brown spots on paintings in his tomb:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/26/arts/design/king-tut-getty-egypt-conservation.html
https://www.livescience.com/62152-king-tut-tomb-mysterious-brown-spots.html

… and the ‘makeover’ of the tomb is apparently almost complete:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-tomb-king-tutankhamen.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/decade-long-makeover-of-king-tuts-tomb-nearly-completed/2018/03/27/c4f70004-31f1-11e8-b6bd-0084a1666987_story.html
https://www.voanews.com/a/decade-long-makeover-of-king-tut-tomb-nealy-completed/4320239.html
http://www.columbian.com/news/2018/mar/28/decadelong-makeover-of-tomb-of-king-tut-nearly-complete/
https://www.archaeology.org/6479-180329-tut-tomb-conservation

On Pharoahs’ responses to drought:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/30/climate/egypt-climate-drought.html

Climate change-related concerns for Egypt:

https://www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2018/3/30/oriental-institute-director-talks-climate-threats/

More on that identification of an image of Hatshepsut:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-image-pharoah-found-university-collection-180968587/

More on what’s going on at Gobeklitepe:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/the-guard-of-gobeklitepe-humanitys-ground-zero-129322

A small hoard of coins from the Jewish Revolt found in a cave near Temple Mount:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Coins-symbolically-discovered-from-great-revolt-before-Passover-547128
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Coins-from-destruction-of-Second-Temple-found-in-time-for-Passover-547144
https://www.thetrumpet.com/17069-rare-jewish-revolt-coins-discovered-in-jerusalem-cave
https://www.thetrumpet.com/17070-another-great-archaeological-discovery-by-dr-eilat-mazar
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/243632
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-coins-showing-despair-of-jewish-rebels-found-in-jerusalem-1.5955990
https://www.timesofisrael.com/rare-trove-of-bronze-jewish-revolt-coins-unearthed-near-temple-mount/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/dozens-of-freedom-coins-from-the-66-67-ce-jewish-revolt-discovered-in-temple-mount-cave/2018/03/26/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/26/c_137067094.htm

Latest from the Cairo Genizah Project:

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/religion/cairo-genizah-project-reveals-11th-century-passover-haggadah/2018/03/28/

Not sure if we’ve ever mentioned this ‘first person’ Genesis manuscript from Qumran:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/26/actualidad/1522088525_381854.html

Feature on a visit to the Met’s Egyptian wing during Passover:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/a-tour-group-leader-uncovers-passover-secrets-in-the-met-museums-egyptian-wing/

What Adelheid Otto is up to:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-insights-early-urban-life.html

More on Byzantine pigeons in the Negev:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-byzantine-secret-of-surviving-in-the-negev-midget-pigeons-1.5957176
https://www.archaeology.org/6477-180329-israel-negev-doves

The UK is training female archaeologists in Iraq:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/apr/01/uk-archaeologists-help-iraqis-restore-their-isis-ravaged-heritage

More on Syrian accusations that Israel removed items from a Damascus temple:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syria-accuses-Israel-of-removing-Jewish-artifacts-from-Damascus-temple-546896

More on Um Al Nar artifacts from the Kuwaiti coast:

http://menafn.com/1096649778/Rare-antiquities-found-along-eastern-Kuwaiti-coast

More on China-Saudi Arabia cooperation in excavation:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2018-03/26/content_50748227.htm

More on Mellaart:

https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/tales-of-the-past-renowned-british-archaeologist-accused-of-fabricating-bronze-age-history/

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I think we’ve mentioned this Nero-era villa in Rome:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-rare-art-unearthed-in-nero-era-mansion-and-bath-by-rome-1.5956969

Roman remains beneath a St Albans primary school:

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/roman-artefacts-uncovered-at-st-michael-s-school-in-verulamium-st-albans-1-5456103

A Roman ‘distribution centre’ near Cambridge (A14 related):

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/28/c_137070045.htm

A rubble-filled building in Bulgaria with Gothic invasion connections (apparently):

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6481-180330-roman-bulgaria-goths

Feature on the Herculaneum Conservation Project:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/can-technology-unravel-the-secrets-sealed-by-mt-vesuvius-2000-years-ago-pompeii/

Rome through Josephus’ eyes:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/travel/rome-through-the-eyes-of-flavius-josephus.html

On trying to revive Classics in Scotland:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16122809.Professor_Matthew_Fox__The_stories_of_the_Classical_world_are_compelling_for_primary_pupils/
https://www.tes.com/news/school-news/breaking-news/call-reverse-near-extinction-classics-scottish-schools

On the Romans in Scotland:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/16115154.Remarkable_secrets_of_the_Romans_time_in_Scotland_unveiled/
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/16115642.How_the_Romans_nearly_conquered_Scotland/

What David Potter is up to:

http://www.utdailybeacon.com/news/distinguished-lecturer-clears-the-fog-of-a-roman-empress-s/article_f87e1cf0-3160-11e8-a678-d3f3538dd82c.html

Greek archaeologists denied permission for filming at the Temple of Poseidon at Sounion:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/national/16127152.Greek_archaeologists_prevent_BBC_filming_Le_Carre_adaptation_at_Poseidon_temple/
http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/national/16127233.BBC_spy_show_denied_access_to_ancient_Greek_temple/
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment/film-tv/news/greek-archaeologists-prevent-bbc-filming-le-carre-adaptation-at-poseidon-temple-36757610.html
https://www.independent.ie/style/celebrity/celebrity-news/bbc-spy-show-denied-access-to-ancient-greek-temple-36757759.html
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16127803.BBC_spy_show_denied_access_to_ancient_Greek_temple/

… and the government wasn’t happy:

https://www.wftv.com/entertainment/greek-archaeologists-prevent-bbc-filming-at-poseidon-temple/723667772
http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20180329/news/303299912/

There’s a working water organ at the Acropolis Museum:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/30/ancient-greek-water-organ-sounds-again-at-acropolis-museum/

Romans had some strange ideas about animals:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/03/30/12-very-wrong-things-the-ancient-romans-believed-about-animals/

Romanizing Mattis:

http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/article/Mattis-is-an-ancient-Roman-action-hero-12787681.php
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-wp-mattis-comment-3e1678ee-3296-11e8-8bdd-cdb33a5eef83-20180328-story.html

What Robert McNeil is up to:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/16127460.Robert_McNeil__Still_hooked_on_classics__even_if_I_don___t_understand_much/

More on those ‘boxing gloves’ from Vindolanda:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/packing-a-punch-boxing-gloves-found-at-vindolanda.htm

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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 of the finds from various periods found during A14 construction:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-43559369
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/27/anglo-saxon-settlement-and-roman-army-camp-found-in-a14-bypass-dig
http://www.wimbledonguardian.co.uk/news/national/16119180.Work_to_upgrade_A14_near_Cambridge_exposes_abandoned_medieval_village/
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/a14-archeology-roman-saxon-finds-14461413
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/work-to-upgrade-a14-near-cambridge-exposes-abandoned-medieval-village/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/medieval-village-a14-roadworks-cambridge-discover-museum-of-london-archaeology-a8277856.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6470-180327-england-highway-construction

A 5000 years bp shoe from a Swiss lake:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/archaeological-find-_divers-discover-5-000-year-old-shoe-in-swiss-lake–/44003700?ns_mchannel=rss&srg_evsource=rss

Neolithic causewayed enclosure from Berkshire:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/neolithic-causewayed-enclosure-discovered-in-berkshire.htm

Studying Neolithic burials on Orkney:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-43547952
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6473-180328-orkney-neolithic-burials

Evidence of a 4000 years bp village in a Derby field:

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news/breadsall-hilltop-redrow-homes-archaeological-1385689

Looking for Neolithic petroglyphs at a site on Anglesey:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/archaeologists-revealing-secrets-5000-year-14451258

How Neolithic hunter-gatherers dealt with climate change:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/hunter-gatherers-survived-wild-climate-shifts-after-the-last-ice-age/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/26/health/climate-change-hunter-gatherers/index.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6474-180328-england-mesolithic-climate-change

A Bronze Age Cornish barrow find:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-archaeologist-cornish-barrow-site.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/anu-aad032818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180329095418.htm

More hints of an Anglo Saxon palace near Rendlesham:

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/treasure-found-near-woodbridge-and-sutton-hoo-adds-to-evidence-for-rendlesham-palace-1-5456872
http://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/treasure-found-near-woodbridge-and-sutton-hoo-adds-to-evidence-for-rendlesham-palace-1-5456872

‘Laser scans’ reveal Bronze Age sites off the coast of Wales:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-43534578

Feature on the ‘Save Our Cannons’ campaign:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-43557696

Sorry … can’t resist including this ‘find’ in Ireland:

https://www.irishcentral.com/culture/craic/archaeologists-discover-potential-leprechaun-bones-on-uninhabited-irish-island

More on the 12th century graffiti from Dublin:

http://www.thejournal.ie/12th-century-graffiti-art-uncovered-as-part-of-medieval-discovery-in-dublins-coombe-3918137-Mar2018/
https://www.irishcentral.com/news/medieval-graffiti-discovered-dublin

More on that medieval coffin birth:

https://www.livescience.com/62125-medieval-mother-coffin-birth-trepanation.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/pregnant-medieval-woman-coffin-birth-trepanation-pre-eclampsia-bologna
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6475-180328-italy-coffin-birth

More on research into the Glencoe massacre:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-trace-remains-of-lost-settlements-of-1692-Glencoe-massacre-180968570/

More on those Iron Age party remains from Scotland:

https://www.livescience.com/62138-iron-age-meat-feast-with-jewelry.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/iron-age-people-knew-how-to-party-ancient-trash-heap-reveals/
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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 artifacts from Chinas’ Heilongjiang Province:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/31/c_137078606.htm

A major hoard of ‘feudal’ coins form Saitama:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803270001.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6472-180327-japan-bronze-coins

A broken Yayoi pottery culture period pot was reassembled and revealed an image of a village:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803240031.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6467-18032-japan-yayoi-village

A 3rd/4th century bronze mirror from Japan (I think this is a followup):

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803280004.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6480-180329-japan-bronze-mirror

An interesting ‘scapegoat doll’ from Honshu:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803290001.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6478-180329-japan-wooden-hitogata

Remains of a 2000 years bp ‘major road’ in central China:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/28/c_137072025.htm

Overiviewish thing on items found at the Qingtai ruines last year, including a ‘Big Dipper temple’:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/30/c_137076876.htm

Archaeologists believe they have found the tomb of General Cao Cao:

https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3390636
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2138951/archaeologists-confident-they-have-found-body-fabled-chinese
http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-chinese-general-tried-hide-his-tomb-archaeologists-found-it-862341?yptr=yahoo

Interesting 4000 years bp burials from Rakhigarhi’s Harappan necropolis:

http://indianexpress.com/article/explained/mysteries-of-rakhigarhis-harappan-necropolis-in-burials-from-4000-years-ago-women-both-exalted-condemned-5111253/

Studying dietary habits along the Silk Road(s):

https://source.wustl.edu/2018/03/compared-to-nomadic-communities-silk-road-cities-were-urban-food-deserts-study-finds/
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-nomads-food-trends-silk-roads.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/wuis-ct032318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327093957.htm

20 Mughal-era ‘frescoes’ are being restored at Red Fort:

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/delhi/labourers-chip-away-plaster-to-reveal-20-mughal-era-paintings-at-red-fort-5112458/

18th century Aboriginals in Australia apparently took materials from British ships:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43551015

Spain is questioning the ‘official version’ of the discovery of New Zealand:

https://politica.elpais.com/politica/2018/03/24/diario_de_espana/1521926709_862381.html

On skiing in China, 8000 years bp:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180328-chinas-8000-year-old-skiing-method

More on that 2000 years bp ‘rice wine’ (maybe) from a Chinese tomb:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-bottle-2000-year-old-wine-chinese-tomb-180968582/
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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13 000 years bp human footprints on Canada’s Pacific coast:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-year-human-footprints-canada-pacific.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180328143306.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/p-1oh032118.php
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/28/footprints-sand-scientists-prehistoric-canada-british-columbia
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/28/science/footprints-oldest-north-america.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/30/the-oldest-footprints-in-north-america-are-right-where-native-historians-said-they-should-be/
https://www.adn.com/nation-world/2018/03/30/the-oldest-footprints-in-north-america-are-right-where-native-historians-said-they-should-be/
https://www.livescience.com/62153-oldest-human-footprints-in-north-america.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/03/28/human-footprints/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/03/28/oldest-human-footprints-in-north-america-found-on-canadian-coast/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/footprints-put-people-canada-west-coast-13000-years-ago
https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/102730104/13-000-year-old-human-footprints-found-on-Canadian-island
https://www.ibtimes.co.in/oldest-human-footprints-last-ice-age-found-off-canadas-pacific-coast-765456
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/13000-year-old-human-footprints-discovered-in-british-columbia/
http://www.scmp.com/news/world/united-states-canada/article/2139382/prehistoric-human-footprints-unearthed-canadian
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6476-180328-canada-oldest-footprints

cf: http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0193522

The hull of an 18th century shipwreck washed up on the shore of a Florida beach this week:

http://www.staugustine.com/news/20180329/amazing-discovery-centuries-old-ships-hull-washes-up-on-ponte-vedra-beach
https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2018/03/29/Partial-hull-from-18th-century-shipwreck-washes-up-in-Florida/8001522340374/
http://www.jacksonville.com/news/20180328/old-shipwreck-washes-ashore-in-ponte-vedra-beach
http://time.com/5221418/florida-sailing-ship-wreckage/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6483-180330-florida-beach-shipwreck

Latest theory on the Lost Colony:

https://pilotonline.com/news/local/history/article_5031be6a-e3b5-5531-9401-f63701e278d9.html
https://pilotonline.com/news/local/history/article_ddedefad-c4ea-5e54-88a6-44b388fb8e75.html

Indiana University will be looking for shipwrecks in the Florida Keys:

http://www.idsnews.com/article/2018/03/iu-students-to-conduct-underwater-research-on-shipwrecks

19th century finds beneath the Obama center site:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/columnists/kamin/ct-met-obama-center-artifacts-kamin-0325-story.html

Funding to save a Revolutionary War flag at Fort Ticonderoga:

http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2018/03/fort_ticonderoga_gets_funding_to_save_rare_british_flag.html

More on that burial site off Venice (Florida):

http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20180327/ancient-burial-site-off-coast-of-venice-is-virtually-explored

More on the purported burial of ‘Black Sam’ Bellamy (nothing new here that I can see):

http://www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-burial-site-richest-pirate-867764

More on the FBI looking for lost Civil War gold in Pennsylvania (maybe):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fbi-searching-lost-civil-war-gold-180968581/
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Evidence of possible child sacrifice at a Chimu site in Peru:

https://www.livescience.com/62108-ancient-child-sacrifices-found.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5535565/Ancient-Peruvian-child-sacrifices-treasures-uncovered-tombs.html

Suggestions that indigenous Peruvians were more ‘resilient’ than the Inca conquest suggests:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/when-genetics-and-linguistics-challenge-winners-version-history-180968607/

A shipment of ‘colonial jewels’ found on the Yucatan coast:

http://www.maritimeherald.com/2018/discovery-of-a-shipment-of-colonial-jewels-on-the-yucatan-coast-revealed/

On the ‘zoo’ of Tenochtitlan:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/03/28/la_serpiente_emplumada/1522262880_869783.html

More on those 81 settlements in the Amazon:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-amazon-thought-uninhabited-home-million.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoe-pot032518.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327110518.htm
https://www.livescience.com/62137-amazon-once-densely-inhabited.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/27/archaeologists-discover-81-ancient-settlements-in-the-amazon/?utm_term=.3a52be6fab8d
https://www.wsj.com/articles/satellites-reveal-ancient-civilization-beneath-the-amazon-rainforest-1522162800
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/science/ct-amazon-ancient-settlements-20180327-story.html
http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-wednesday-edition-1.4597040/archaeologists-discover-mysterious-geoglyphs-and-81-lost-settlements-in-the-amazon-1.4597047
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/mar/27/lost-amazon-villages-uncovered-by-archaeologists
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/amazon-rainforest-hidden-europeans-arrive-brazil-villages-society-university-exeter-a8276326.html
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/16119478.__39_Uninhabited__39__Amazon_was_home_to_up_to_a_million__study_finds/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/102660841/Archaeologists-discover-81-ancient-settlements-in-the-Amazon
http://www.newsweek.com/amazon-rainforest-glyphs-research-columbus-861960
https://www.seeker.com/archaeology/lost-villages-of-the-amazon-may-have-housed-up-to-1-million-before-colonization
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/amazon-jungle-once-home-to-millions-more-than-previously-thought.aspx
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6469-180327-amazon-ditched-enclosure

More on that ‘alien mummy’ from the Atacama Desert:

https://gizmodo.com/alien-mummy-found-in-atacama-desert-is-actually-a-tiny-1823988455
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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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Easter related items on Roman crucifixion:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/crucifixion/jesus-and-the-cross/
http://thefederalist.com/2018/03/30/yes-ancient-romans-really-practice-crucifixion/
https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/03/29/america/1522352876_146346.html

… and Pontius Pilate:

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/168311

… and the location of the Last Supper:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/jesus-last-supper-tomb-of-david/

Some April fooolishness:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-43073391

On assorted mummies around the world:

http://www.dw.com/en/ata-%C3%B6tzi-and-tutankhamun-whats-so-fascinating-about-mummies/a-43132264

A 90 year old ‘armchair archaeologist’ (really a techy story):

http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/news/national/meet-the–year-old-armchair-archaeologist-ted-gbs-present/youtube_2c65ae4f-6458-570c-a05f-79c36539bfbe.html
http://www.wdel.com/news/national/meet-the–year-old-armchair-archaeologist-ted-gbs-present/youtube_00513721-e746-5706-99b8-92a06f00ff88.html

On the history of the ‘wolf whistle’:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180322-the-surprising-history-of-the-wolf-whistle

Marking Gorky’s 150th birthday:

http://www.dw.com/en/russian-writer-maxim-gorky-still-courting-controversy-on-his-150th-birthday/a-43157389

Interesting backstory to that daVinci auction a while back:

https://frieze.com/article/was-record-breaking-da-vinci-sale-result-arab-princess-accidental-bidding-war

Only known edition of annotated Ben Jonson plays has been saved by/at the University of Edinburgh:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/27/annotated-ben-jonson-plays-saved-university-of-edinburgh

Martha Brown is to be exhumed and given a proper burial:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/30/murderer-inspired-tess-durbervilles-exhumed-julian-fellowes/

Feature on Hannah Glasse and her cookbook:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/28/actualidad/1522222746_482597.html

On the history of lawns:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/lawn-wars/

‘Proto Australian’ is apparently 10 000 years old:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-43564134
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6482-180330-australia-indigenous-language

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompeii Photos:

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/03/30/ancient-roman-ruins-meet-the-modern-lens/

Vikings:

http://theconversation.com/vikings-exhibit-hangs-up-the-sword-and-gives-us-a-welcome-insight-into-domestic-life-93474

Sunken Cities:

https://hyperallergic.com/434740/sunken-cities-egypt-st-louis-art-museum/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/sunken-cities-egypts-lost-worlds-review-treasures-beneath-the-waves-1522180261
http://www.numismaticnews.net/article/sunken-cities-exhibit-now-open-st-louis

Tut:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/03/27/new-tutankhamun-exhibition-opens-los-angeles/

The Rose Empire:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180323-what-irans-dazzling-art-tells-us-about-its-civilisation
https://www.louvrelens.fr/exhibition/lempire-des-roses/

A ‘food centric’ tour of the Met:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/27/596154249/a-feast-for-the-eyes-an-art-inspired-food-tour-at-the-met

Someone is suing over the recent Terracotta Warriors exhibit in Pennsylvania:

https://www.phillymag.com/news/2018/03/27/franklin-institute-lawsuit-terracotta-warriors/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Plans to digitally “recreate” a never-started fresco at a 17th century French chateau:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fresco-never-realized-will-be-digitally-recreated-french-castle-180968623/

Not sure if we’ll ever get to mention palaeoproteomics again, so:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180327094019.htm

More on that Galen palimpsest:

http://www.ibtimes.com/centuries-old-manuscript-could-reveal-history-ancient-roman-treatments-2666162

I think we mentioned this Herculaneum Papyri project:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/can-technology-unravel-the-secrets-sealed-by-mt-vesuvius-2000-years-ago-pompeii/

Cro Magnon Man is the latest to get the facial reconstruction treatment:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-warts-reconstruct-cro-magnon.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Review of David Reich, *Who We Are …*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/29/who-we-are-how-got-here-david-reich-ancient-dna-review

… and Reich has a column on genetics and race in the NYT:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/23/opinion/sunday/genetics-race.html

On the use and abuse of ancient DNA:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03857-3?error=cookies_not_supported&code=8c7b9bdc-3f41-444c-859d-5a3e430631f6

On archaeology and geneetics/genomics:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03773-6?error=cookies_not_supported&code=b917bb95-b3bb-4d2f-9f3e-b088872a3f5a

More on the DNA stuff from Morocco:

https://www.livescience.com/62131-oldest-human-dna-mysterious-ancient-culture.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Budapest:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/travel/36-hours-in-budapest.html

San Juan de Ulua:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/28/actualidad/1522265706_303311.html

The Alamo:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2018/03/23/alamo-san-antonio/454276002/

Taj Mahal (limited hours):

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/30/598230781/taj-mahal-you-dont-have-to-go-home-but-you-ve-got-to-get-out-of-here-in-3-hours

Ethiopian Churches:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43582880

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CRIME BEAT
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Vandalism of the tomb of Caleb on the West Bank:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Biblical-tomb-vandalized-with-Swastikas-in-Palestinian-village-547076

A bust in Spain involving a well-known dealer and ISIL loot (apparently):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43571615
https://www.wsj.com/articles/spanish-police-detain-two-men-suspected-of-selling-antiquities-linked-to-islamic-state-1522327053

A bust in Sparta:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227118/article/ekathimerini/news/sparti-police-busts-antiquity-smuggling-ring-seizes-precious-statue
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/27/police-seize-stolen-ancient-greek-artifacts-photos/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/113193/three-smugglers-of-precious-hellenic-and-roman-antiquities-arrested/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/antiquity-smugglers-arrested-trying-to-sell-ancient-greek-statue-8zg9ql5ht
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/27/c_137069892.htm

More on tourist damage to a mosaic in Pompeii:

http://www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/tourist-damages-ancient-site-in-quest-for-good-photo/news-story/cfc2409995983628b38ac881c09f5612

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/03/culture-crime-news-19-25-march-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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I think we mentioned the return from the US to Egypt of some items smuggled almost a century ago:

http://www.ecns.cn/2018/03-28/297302.shtml
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/27/c_137069950.htm

Germany returned some items to Viet Nam:

http://en.vietnamplus.vn/german-police-hand-over-antiquities-to-vietnam/128749.vnp
http://english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainment/198203/german-police-hand-over-antiquities-to-vietnam.html

… and to Cyprus:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/30/germany-returns-stolen-antiquities/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n12.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n13.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

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

http://www.dw.com/en/why-beethoven-and-fate-go-together/a-43105633

Warrior Women:

http://msmagazine.com/blog/2018/03/29/true-histories-warrior-women/

Civilisations:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/mar/31/civilisations-david-olusoga-european-kenneth-clark-series-review
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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OBITUARIES
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Eleanor Winsor Leach:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-eleanor-winsor-leach-0

Louie Kamookak:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/29/inuit-oral-historian-who-pointed-way-to-franklin-shipwrecks-dies-aged-58

Barbara Lewalski:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/obituaries/barbara-lewalski-87-milton-scholar-and-barrier-breaker-is-dead.html

Russell Freedman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/29/obituaries/russell-freedman-88-writer-of-history-for-young-readers-dies.html

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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

The Book and the Spade:

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Explorator 20.48 ~ March 25, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
David Critchley, Laurel Carey, Adrienne Mayor, Kris Curry, Richard C. Griffiths,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On Neanderthal ‘health care’:

https://www.salon.com/2018/03/15/neanderthals-knew-something-about-healthcare-that-america-has-forgotten/

More on humans and denisovans interbreeding:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/humans-denisovans-interbreeding-twice/555686/
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2163910-our-ancestors-mated-with-the-mystery-denisovan-people-twice/

More on human survival and the Lake Toba volcano some 74 000 years bp:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/ancient-campsite-shows-humans-surviving-a-massive-volcanic-eruption/

More on 320 000 years bp climate, stone tools, and pigments from Kenya:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uou-sde031518.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180316100454.htm
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-humans/earliest-homo-sapiens-exhibited-unexpected-sophistication-idUSKCN1GR3A7?feedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-humans-turning-point-20180315-story.html
https://www.smh.com.au/world/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity-20180316-h0xjzu.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity/
http://www.khq.com/story/37734726/stone-tools-from-kenya-give-early-glimpse-of-human-behavior
http://www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/stone-tools-origins-human-innovation-05824.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-03244-y
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/unstable-climate-forced-early-humans-to-be-more-social-and-creative/

More on the recent developments in Neanderthal genome research:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-genomes-late-neandertals-insights-neandertal.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180321141350.htm
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/five-new-ancient-genomes-tell-us-about-neanderthal-tribes/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6460-180322-neanderthal-genomes-mapped

More on Neanderthals as artists:

https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/neanderthals-the-worlds-first-misunderstood-artists/
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AFRICA
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LiDAR reveals a ‘lost’ Tswana settlement in South Africa:

https://nypost.com/2018/03/23/laser-technology-reveals-lost-city-in-south-africa/

Concerns for sites in Libya:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/24/c_137062930.htm

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Swansea lecturer has identified a head of Hateshepsut in a relief in the school’s collection:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-mysterious-pharaoh.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/su-mho032318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180323104841.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6466-180323-hatshepsut-sculpted-relief

Some Tut revisionism:

https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/tutankhamun-was-a-warrior-king-not-a-feeble-boy-northampton-academics-claim-1-8428608

Feature on the Tomb of Nefertari project:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/processing-the-material-record-of-the-tomb-of-nefertari-project/

Feature on Egyptian garden tombs:

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/290-1803/features/gardens/6450-gardens-egypt-tombs

Remains of a 4000 years bp Sumerian port from Iraq:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-archaeologists-peek-into-fox-burrow-find-4-000-year-old-sumerian-port-1.5936818
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/03/20/4000-year-old-sumerian-port-found-in-southern-iraq

Suggestion that agriculture developed independently on the Anatolian plateau:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-agriculture-indigenous-peoples-fertile-crescent.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uol-aib031918.php
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6465-180323-anatolia-early-farming

Latest on what’s going on at Gebeklitepe:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/opinion/kanat-atkaya/watching-whats-happening-in-gobeklitepe-is-painful-but-does-not-surprise-us-129226
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/construction-around-site-of-gobeklitepe-stirs-debate-129089

Feature on Canaanite Religion at Tel Burna:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/03/Canaanite-Religion-Tel-Burna

… and more on that recent Canaanite tomb find:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/untouched-for-3600-years-royal-tomb-may-change-what-we-know-about-canaanites/

Feature on efforts to save some ancient olive trees in the Negev:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-scientists-mount-emergency-rescue-of-ancient-olive-trees-in-negev-1.5914614

… and I’m not sure if this pigeon story is connected to the foregoing or not:

http://www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Haifa-scientists-uncover-the-bizarre-role-of-Negevs-Byzantine-pigeon-546719
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/on-campus/haifa-u-reveals-role-of-pigeons-in-turning-the-negev-green-1500-years-ago/2018/03/21/

Syria has accused Israel of taking Jewish artifacts from a Damascus temple:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syria-accuses-Israel-of-removing-Jewish-artifacts-from-Damascus-temple-546896

UNESCO may be looking at Palestinian claims to the DSS:

http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Palestinian-claim-to-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-may-be-next-up-at-UNESCO-546773

The Genesis Apocryphon has gone on display:

http://www.euronews.com/2018/03/21/pre-christian-story-of-noah-and-other-figures-on-public-display-for-first-time

On the historicity of the Exodus:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/exodus/exodus-fact-or-fiction/

… and the location of the Biblical Mt Sinai:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/exodus/searching-for-biblical-mt-sinai/

More Um Al-Nar finds from Kuwait:

http://news.kuwaittimes.net/website/rare-artifacts-found-along-eastern-coast/

Feature on the site of Shuweihtia (Saudi Arabia):

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/03/22/Oldest-human-settlement-in-Asia-located-in-Saudi-Arabia.html

Conflicting reports from Syria/Lebanon about Turkish airstrikes damaging sites near Afrin:

http://www.aina.org/news/20180323110807.htm
http://world.greekreporter.com/2018/03/23/syria-accuses-turkey-of-bombing-ancient-site/
http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/243960-syria-says-saint-maron-s-tomb-destroyed-in-turkish-raids
https://www.alaraby.co.uk/english/news/2018/3/23/turkish-airstrikes-damaged-ancient-christian-site-in-syria
http://www.asianews.it/news-en/Turkish-air-raids-devastate-UNESCO-heritage-site-near-Afrin-43439.html

A Saudi-China joint dig at a Red Sea port:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/25/c_137063848.htm

… and Turkey denies it:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/no-ancient-site-church-monastery-in-afrin-targeted-in-turkish-airstrike-so-far-foreign-ministry-129246
https://en.trend.az/world/turkey/2876740.html

Feature on how easy it is to buy antiquities from Iraq:

https://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2018/03/iraq-war-archeology-invasion/555200/
http://www.aina.org/news/20180319190955.htm

Jordan is (finally) creating an anti smuggling unit:

https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Jordan_to_create_antismuggling_division_to_protect_antiquities-SNG_112693132/

Restoration of the tomb of Nahum has started:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/nahums-tomb-in-iraq-restoration-begins.html

In case you’ve missed the Zangger claims about Mellaart:

https://hyperallergic.com/434213/eberhard-zangger-james-mellaart-alleged-forgery/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Mycenean finds from Copais:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30648-mycenaean-kopais-excavation-coexistence-of-living-and-dead-in-helladic-settlements.html

Roman and Iron Age finds from bypass construction in Grantham:

https://www.granthamjournal.co.uk/news/grantham-southern-bypass-roman-and-iron-age-findings-1-8430863

Major new finds from Regio V in Pompeii:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/23/new-pompeii-excavations-a-revelation_31d87381-3bc9-4c95-bf1c-5ad91659775f.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6464-180323-pompeii-new-excavation

A tourist trying to get a picture damaged a mosaic at Pompeii:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/21/us-tourist-moves-pompeii-mosaic-bits_68414ca4-b99c-416e-9b03-1c52b6665a0d.html
https://www.thelocal.it/20180323/american-tourist-police-mosaic-pompeii

Feature on Pompeii gardens:

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/290-1803/features/gardens/6459-gardens-pompeii-food

… and one on Roman villa gardens:

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/290-1803/features/gardens/6447-gardens-roman-villas

A Roman coin hoard from a Norwich farm:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/roman-coin-find-on-norfolk-farm-1-5444888

I think we mentioned the discovery of remains of Naples’ ancient port:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6438-180315-naples-ancient-port
http://www.novinite.com/articles/188822/An+Ancient+Port+City+was+Found+near+Naples+%28Video%29

The MFA in St. Petersburg (Florida) has dug up some mosaics in its yard (!):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-year-old-mosaics-buried-under-florida-art-museum-now-under-restoration-180968526/

Concerns for the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/227036/article/ekathimerini/life/ancient-temple-seeks-divine-intervention

Amphipolis is having funding issues:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/226923/article/ekathimerini/life/amphipolis-archaeological-study-misses-out-on-funding
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30663-greece-s-amphipolis-archaeological-study-in-dire-need-of-funding.html

The ‘Epic Warrior Women’ series spawned a number of items on Amazons and the like:

http://www.tampabay.com/blogs/media/2018/03/15/smithsonian-channels-epic-warrior-women-explores-reality-in-fictional-wonder-woman-black-panther/
https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/epic-warrior-women/1004515
https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/epic-warrior-women/gladiatrix/1004515/3437448
https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/epic-warrior-women/amazons/1004515/3437447
https://www.smithsonianchannel.com/shows/epic-warrior-women/africas-amazons/1004515/3437449

Feature on evidence of gardens in Aphrodisias:

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/290-1803/features/gardens/6451-gardens-turkey-urban

Feature on the Palace of Knossos:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/22/inside-cretes-minoan-palace-of-knossos/

On Classical demagoguery:

https://theamericanscholar.org/a-vacuum-at-the-center/#

Promoting Classics at USC:

https://news.usc.edu/138364/usc-president-teaches-the-classics-to-spark-passion-for-humanities/

What Jessica Paga’s class is up to:

http://www.wm.edu/news/stories/2018/classics-students-learn-drawing,-3-d-modeling.php

What Sinclair Bell is up to:

http://www.videtteonline.com/news/niu-professor-to-speak-on-african-athletes-in-roman-art/article_4f5c98e2-2c81-11e8-a65a-2f17ea447a80.html

What Melanie Shepherd is up to:

https://www.misericordia.edu/page.cfm?newsid=3005&p=500

What Neville Morley is up to:

https://themedium.ca/features/authority-and-non-conformity-in-the-ancient-world/

Comparing Putin and Octavian:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2018/03/putin-follows-the-example-of-octavian/

Reviews of Josiah Ober’s *Demopolis*:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brookmanville/2018/01/02/to-renew-our-democracy-get-back-to-the-core/#39c6a23b2e72
https://blog.lareviewofbooks.org/interviews/makes-democracy-intrinsically-valuable-talking-josiah-ober/
https://www.firstthings.com/article/2018/03/illiberal-democracy
http://www.bookforum.com/blog/19321

Review of Sofron Sofron’s *Ancient Greek Love and Other Poetry*:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/20/knowing-ancient-greece-poetry/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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I think we’ve had this ‘skilled female potters’ from the Corded Ware period travelling
around the Baltics story in a different form:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-sfp032218.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322112659.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-skilled-female-potters-baltic-years.html

Vague item on a Bronze Age burial in Moravia:

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/archaeologists-find-unique-bronze-age-burial-in-moravia

Linking a volcanic eruption and the adoption of Christianity in Iceland:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180319090740.htm
https://www.livescience.com/62069-iceland-volcano-christianity.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/violent-volcanic-eruption-may-have-spurred-icelands-adoption-christianity-180968566/

Back to looking for the Old Deer monastery:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/archaeologists-return-to-site-of-lost-pictish-monastery-1-4708593

Remains of medieval/Viking/hiberno houses from a Dublin hotel construction site:

https://www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2018/0322/949233-coombe-medieval/
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/archaeologist-hails-extraordinary-viking-village-find-in-dublin-1.3437108
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6463-180323-medieval-spoon-ireland

… including some graffiti:

http://www.thejournal.ie/12th-century-graffiti-art-uncovered-as-part-of-medieval-discovery-in-dublins-coombe-3918137-Mar2018/
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/graffiti-from-12th-century-among-treasure-trove-of-artifacts-found-on-dublin-building-site-36735495.html

A medieval monastery from Georgia:

http://agenda.ge/news/97816/eng

Very interesting medieval pregnant woman burial from near Bologna:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/03/23/pregnant-medieval-woman-gave-birth-in-grave/#240e55831663

17th century decorations from Lindisfarne Castle:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6455-180321-lindisfarne-castle-decorations

Archaeologists are investigating the Glencoe Massacre:

https://www.livescience.com/62056-glencoe-massacre-archaeology.html

Delapre Abbey is opening to the public:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-43422656

Chatsworth House is reopening following a big restoration project:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/chatsworth-house-set-to-reopen-following-32m-restoration-1-9078386

A silver coin hoard from Co Down has been declared treasure:

https://www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandnews/2018/03/24/news/hoard-of-silver-coins-found-on-land-in-co-down-formally-declared-treasure-by-coroner-1286290/

… as have some Anglo Saxon finds from Suffolk:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-43516695

Restoring an Ottoman mosque o Lesvos:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/20/greek-authorities-to-restore-ottoman-mosque-on-lesvos/

On censoring the Bayeux Tapestry in Victorian times:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-berkshire-43331369/bayeux-tapestry-nudity-censored-by-victorian-english

Pondering the death of Saint Louis:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/03/19/quelle-maladie-mysterieuse-a-tue-saint-louis/

Something about Stonehenge and astronomy:

https://www.livescience.com/62064-stonehenge-pyramids-prehistoric-astronomers.html

On the antiquity of the Swiss town of Chur:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/chur_is-swiss-town-one-of-world-s-oldest–/43963316

More on the habitation of Utrecht:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6437-180314-netherlands-utrecht-habitation

More on fish as the primary diet item in the medieval Baltics:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-fish-primary-source-nutrition-medieval.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180316121201.htm

… and Neolithic Scandinavia:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/lu-faf031918.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-fish-accounted-surprisingly-large-stone.html

More on that feast site on Orkney:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/site-of-huge-iron-age-feast-celebration-found-on-orkney-1-4706453

More on an earlier human arrival on Malta:

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20180319/local/first-inhabitants-arrived-700-years-earlier-than-thought.673783
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-years-malta-history.html

More on St Albans Abbey:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43314886
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6445-180319-england-norman-cathedral

—–
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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115 000 years bp bone tools from China:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180319220955.htm

Remains of some 3 000 years bp houses in Shenyang:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/21/c_137055361.htm

2000 years bp liquor (maybe) from a Qin Dynasty tomb:

https://www.kxly.com/news/shareable-stories/archaeologists-find-2000yearold-liquor-in-chinese-tomb/719726797
https://www.news18.com/news/world/2000-year-old-liquor-unearthed-from-ancient-tomb-in-western-china-1693111.html
http://www.wave3.com/story/37781461/2000-year-old-liquor-found-in-china
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6446-180320-china-bronze-vessel

Claims of human sacrifice evidence in Korea:

http://english.donga.com/Home/3/all/26/1261929/1

Making connections between agriculture and social hierarchies in South East Asia and Pacific societies:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/mpif-ioa031518.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180319155739.htm

A farmer found some Mughal era silver coins in Wanaparthy:

http://telanganatoday.com/farmer-discovers-mughal-era-silver-coins-in-wanaparthy

A 17th century Sati ‘carving’ from some department head’s office:

http://www.navhindtimes.in/17th-century-stone-carving-found-in-mpt-premises/
https://www.heraldgoa.in/Goa-News/300yearold-sati-stone-discovered-/128482.html

A 19th century gold mine from New Zealand:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6444-180319-new-zealand-gold-mine
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Thousands of Native American artifacts found at a pair of sites in Camden (NJ):

https://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1781888174&kid=dQ48NViCnUGwhMGe
http://www.philly.com/philly/columnists/kevin_riordan/thousands-of-native-american-artifacts-unearthed-in-camden-archaeological-dig-20180321.html
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-jersey/articles/2018-03-21/thousands-of-native-american-artifacts-found-at-camden-sites
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6461-180322-new-jersey-native-american

A pair of shipwrecks from Alexandria (VA)’s waterfront:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-news/two-new-old-ships-from-1700s-or-1800s-discovered-along-alexandria-waterfront/2018/03/19/576d74f0-2bac-11e8-b0b0-f706877db618_story.html
http://www.alexandrianews.org/2018/03/city-of-alexandria-announces-new-archaeological-discovery-of-remains-of-two-historic-ships/
https://wtop.com/alexandria/2018/03/2-old-ships-unearthed-alexandria/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6454-180321-virginia-colonial-ships

A major slave burial ground near a Shell refinery in Louisiana:

http://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/communities/ascension/article_18c62526-2611-11e8-9aec-d71a6bbc9b0c.html
http://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/graves-of-1000-enslaved-people-found-near-ascension-refinery/1058789303

An Underground Railroad site in Philadelphia:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/22/underground-railroad-refuge-for-hundreds-of-slaves-discovered-in-philadelphia/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/underground-railroad-safe-house-discovered-philadelphia-180968572/

On shipwrecks found in Lake Minnetonka since 2014:

http://www.swnewsmedia.com/lakeshore_weekly/news/local/underwater-archaeologists-have-found-more-wrecks-in-lake-minnetonka-since/article_cb3418b6-a681-552e-a63b-5b68778244d5.html

Plans to investigate Indiana Caverns:

https://insiderlouisville.com/lifestyle_culture/indiana-caverns-open-an-ice-age-archaeological-dig-to-the-public/

Mapping the Santa Elena site on Parris Island:

http://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20180318/archaeologists-mapping-former-santa-elena-site

Preservation of a Native American village in North Dakota is almost complete:

https://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1781511120&kid=wj12FZkk9Z1Pmw1D

On Alexander Hamilton’s ‘hush money’ situation:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/03/23/americas-first-hush-money-scandal-alexander-hamiltons-torrid-affair-with-maria-reynolds/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 1300 years bp cemetery in Lima:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018/03/1300-year-old-cemetery-found-in-lima.html

Really a DNA story, but they’ve done some investigating into a six-inch mummy from Chile:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43489246
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180322134307.htm

A Chavin inscribed bone artifact from Lima:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2453056&CategoryId=14095

Evidence that some Chimu child burials were human sacrifices:

http://www.newsweek.com/child-sacrifice-ancient-peru-chimu-archaeology-856529
https://www.livescience.com/62108-ancient-child-sacrifices-found.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.in/chimu-child-sacrifices-other-ancient-civilizations-that-followed-gruesome-practice-764843

Evidence of live-traded dogs being used in Maya ceremonies:

http://news.ufl.edu/articles/2018/03/study-describes-earliest-evidence-of-ancient-maya-dog-trade-.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/stri-srf031418.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-team-evidence-live-traded-dogs-maya.html
https://www.livescience.com/62061-ritual-dogs-mayan-pyramid.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/dogs-were-transported-across-great-distances-ancient-maya-rituals-180968536/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/ancient-maya-traded-dogs-for-use-in-religious-ceremonies-new-study-shows/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/ancient-maya-dog-trade-goes-back-2400-years.aspx

The serpent at Chichen Itza on the equinox:

https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2018/03/20/mexico/1521570036_062263.html

More on isotope analysis and the Maya diet:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6453-180320-guatemala-maya-dogs

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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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The Dravidian language family is about 4 500 years old, apparently:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/mpif-nla031918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180321090953.htm

Very nice digital reconstructions of assorted ancient monuments:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/22/paco_nadal/1521736953_217603.html

Feature on ‘toys’ found in various sites:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/19/ciencia/1521476157_846001.html

Studying some ‘discarded cadavers’ found at the University of Utah:

http://dailyutahchronicle.com/2018/03/14/redeeming-forgotten-cadavers-presidents-circle/
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/university-of-utah-marketing-and-communications/secrets-of-the-campus-cadavers?refid=stpr

Nice feature on some pioneering women archaeologists:

https://www.livescience.com/62086-pioneering-women-archaeologists.html

On symbolism in painting:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180318-secret-symbols-in-still-life-painting

The Nebra Sky Disk was an APOD:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180319.html

Feature on assorted cemeteries found on construction sites:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/535662/cemeteries-unearthed-at-construction-sites

On some dog breeds that originated in Germany:

http://www.dw.com/en/10-dog-breeds-that-originated-in-germany/a-38135759

Marking Marx’s 200th birthday:

http://www.dw.com/en/marx-directs-traffic-in-hometown-on-200th-birthday/a-43060953

Are the Dominicans leaving San Marco?:

http://www.rainews.it/dl/rainews/TGR/media/tos-san-marco-domenicani-firenze-convento-2e8d476d-29ed-444a-9909-aa3894c4570d.html

A Seder in Provence:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/dining/passover-seder-provence-carpentras-france.html

More on using dogs in the fight against artifact smuggling:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dogs-front-lines-artifact-smuggling-180968398/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43471287

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ceramics in Western Mexico:

http://www.bowers.org/index.php/exhibitions/current-exhibitions/152-ceramics-of-western-mexico

Moche Ceramics:

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/node/2504

Ocarinas of the Americas:

https://www.peabody.harvard.edu/nasca-ceramics

Art of the Red Goddesses:

http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu/exhibits/profiles/foc-cahokia.html

Maya Hidden Worlds:

http://www.mpm.edu/maya

Golden Kingdoms:

https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/golden-kingdoms

Life After Death:

https://www.tolonews.com/arts-culture/%E2%80%98life%C2%A0after-death%E2%80%99-exhibition%C2%A0opens-%C2%A0egyptian%C2%A0museum
Egyptian Chapels:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/292945/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Solar-alignments-in-Ancient-Egypt-Chapels-of-the-S.aspx

Jason and the Argonauts:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/20/unseen-kantharos-sacrifice-golden-fleece-ram-features-centerpiece-jason-argonauts-exhibition-bulgarias-sofia/

Medusa:

https://hyperallergic.com/432102/dangerous-beauty-medusa-in-classical-art-metropolitan-museum/

The Odyssey:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-art-scooter-laforge/homers-odyssey-gets-modern-art-treatment-at-london-exhibition-idUSKBN1GZ2RD

Colorizing Statues:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/the-met-looks-at-the-body-stripped-of-its-old-whiteness/2018/03/21/709c0fa2-2c67-11e8-8ad6-fbc50284fce8_story.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cow-urine-just-one-many-strange-ingredients-centuries-old-pigments-180968549/

Tut:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-king-tut-exhibition-20180322-story.html
http://dailytrojan.com/2018/03/21/king-tut-exhibit-is-edifying/
https://medium.californiasun.co/king-tut-los-angeles-dc6e8f335964
http://www.laweekly.com/event/king-tut-treasures-of-the-golden-pharaoh-9275546

Pompeii Photos:

http://www.courant.com/entertainment/museums-galleries/hc-ctnow-yale-pompeii-0329-story.html

Sunken Cities:

http://www.stlamerican.com/entertainment/living_it/historic-underwater-archaeology-exhibit-sunken-cities-gets-us-premiere-at/article_6a444e40-2d56-11e8-82ba-931e5127fa38.html
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/45930/%E2%80%98The-Secrets-of-Submerged-Egypt%E2%80%99-launched-in-St-Louis
http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/underwater-discoveries-2800-years-ago-among-egyptian-artifacts-saint-louis-art-museum

Feature on the museum in Alexandria:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/19/c_137048453.htm

Plans for a museum at the ‘Pompeii of China’:

http://www.ecns.cn/2018/03-20/296370.shtml
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2018-03/20/content_50727546.htm

Plans for a Casanova museum:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/casanova-get-his-own-museum-180968501/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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What Sarah Parcak is up to:

http://www.nbcrightnow.com/story/37780993/renowned-archaeologist-speaks-at-yakimas-capitol-theatre
https://www.yakimaherald.com/news/local/digging-into-history-the-modern-way-archaeologist-sarah-parcak-speaks/article_ca80876c-2d95-11e8-9da0-7376aafb60d1.html

More on that Galen palimpsest:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-hidden-medical-text-thousand-years.html
https://www.ibtimes.co.in/galen-pergamons-1000-year-old-medical-manuscript-reveals-how-he-treated-roman-kings-764874

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Feature on David Reich’s DNA investigations:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/20/science/david-reich-human-migrations.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Vienna:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2018/03/21/vienna-attractions/442824002/

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CRIME BEAT
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A major smuggling attempt thwarted in Iraq (I think):

https://nenosplace.forumotion.com/t169831-the-thwarting-of-a-smuggling-operation-in-wasit-is-estimated-at-tens-of-millions-of-dollars

An arrest in the Canterbury Trust case:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/arrest-after-stolen-artefacts-recovered-180079/

… and more on the return of things stolen:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/archaeologists-celebrate-return-of-treasured-161625/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-stolen-artifacts-recovered-canterbury-180968525/

A bust in Bulgaria:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/22/bulgarias-police-seize-95-archaeological-artifacts-organized-crime-treasure-hunters/

Another arrest arising from illegal digging in Kouklia:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/19/second-arrest-illegal-digging-kouklia/

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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Germany is returning some Olmec items to Mexico:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-germany-year-old-wooden-olmec-mexico.html
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2453073&CategoryId=14091
http://www.dw.com/en/germany-returns-3000-year-old-relics-to-mexico/a-43058336
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-43484441?ocid=socialflow_twitter
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6456-180321-germany-mexico-repatriation

… the backstory:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/03/21/la_serpiente_emplumada/1521641203_054793.html
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n11.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n12.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

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

http://www.dw.com/en/why-beethoven-and-fate-go-together/a-43105633
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2727-audio-news-from-archaeologica-11-march-17-march-2018
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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Apparently humans fared better in the wake of the Toba eruption 74 000 years bp than previously thought:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/asu-hti030818.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoct-mhf031218.php
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/science/toba-supervolcano-supereruption.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43377960
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-volcano/stone-age-people-in-south-africa-unharmed-by-supervolcano-eruption-idUSKCN1GO2IK
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/how-ancient-humans-survived-global-volcanic-winter-massive-eruption
http://www.newsweek.com/early-humans-survived-supervolcano-eruption-840556
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-03-13/toba-super-volcano-eruption-saw-some-humans-thrive-on-coast/9532938
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/nature/these-ancient-humans-survived-a-supervolcano.aspx
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-humans-weathered-toba-supervolcano-just-fine-180968479/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6433-180313-volcanic-winter-survival

Evidence of long-distance trade and sophisticated tools in East Africa 320 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-evidence-early-human-evolutionary.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-african-tools-human-technological.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/s-sde030918.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43401157
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/15/ciencia/1521139094_739880.html
https://www.theage.com.au/world/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity-20180316-h0xjzu.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-humans-turning-point-20180315-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity/
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/15/593591796/scientists-are-amazed-by-stone-age-tools-they-dug-up-in-kenya
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/03/15/human-behavior-evolution/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/colored-pigments-and-complex-tools-suggest-human-trade-100000-years-earlier-previously-believed-180968499/
https://www.archaeology.org/6442-180316-middle-stone-age

On compassion in Neanderthals:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoy-chn031318.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-compassion-neanderthals-survive-reveals.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313130443.htm

On human-denisovan interbreeding:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-modern-humans-interbred-denisovans-history.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315140733.htm
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-denisovans-humans-mated-20180315-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/humans-bred-with-this-mysterious-species-more-than-once-new-study-shows/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/modern-humans-interbred-with-denisovans-more-than-once/
https://www.archaeology.org/6439-180315-asia-denisovan-dna

On the role of cheese, wheat, and alcohol in human evolution:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-cheese-wheat-and-alcohol-shaped-human-evolution-180968455/
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AFRICA
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Evidence of cultivation of grain in Saharan Africa 10 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-tao031618.php

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Meneptahs red granite column is the latest item to head to the GEM:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/292502/Heritage/Museums/King-Meneptah-Column-arrives-at-Grand-Egyptian-Mus.aspx
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6434-180313-egypt-column-moved

On solar alignments in Ancient Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/151/292945/Egypt/Features/Solar-alignments-in-Ancient-Egypt.aspx

An undisturbed elite Canaanite burial from Megiddo:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/megiddo-armageddon-dna-royal-burial-canaan-archaeology/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3600-year-old-tomb-found-next-canaanite-palace-might-contain-remains-royal-family-180968487/

A followup of sorts to that story of the Gazan family who found a Roman site in their backyard:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/gaza-archaeological-site-roman-era-excavation-preservation.html

Feature on Timna:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/03/16/uncovering-israels-past-at-timna/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdjY2U2ODQ5NTMxZWE4Mjc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHZpajxHVXiJEaYujJT751UxEAgZQ

Feature on the Huqoq mosaics:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/scholars-study/more-on-the-mosaics/

A slow week, so we’ll put this item on Mellaart’s legacy here (not sure about the source!):

https://www.livescience.com/61989-famed-archaeologist-created-fakes.html
http://www.newsweek.com/famous-archaeologist-faked-ancient-discoveries-9000-year-old-site-europe-and-841428
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/science/famed-british-archaeologist-james-mellaart-forged-researchers-claim/news-story/50d4d14acf9dbf7185403465039ba1a8
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/famed-british-archaeologist-james-mellaart-forged-researchers-claim/news-story/50d4d14acf9dbf7185403465039ba1a8

Feature on the portraiture of the Persian royal family:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/persias-dynastic-portraiture-bejeweled-thrones-and-lavish-decor-message-authority-180968475/

In case you never checked out the online version of the DSS:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-scrolls/digital-dead-sea-scrolls-finally-available-online/

… and Digital South Arabia:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/03/Digital-South-Arabia

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of the port of Palepolis (near Naples):

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/15/ancient-naples-port-found-2_64b282bc-7ebd-46e5-90a1-9736998be415.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6438-180315-naples-ancient-port

A possible early Roman settlement in North Petherton:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/ancient-instruments-and-modern-media-tell-tale-women-warriors?#stream/0

Plenty of sites discovered along the route of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/14/pipeline-construction-reveals-ancient-greek-treasures/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30529-more-than-400-archaeological-excavations-completed-along-trans-adriatic-pipeline-s-path.html
http://www.balkaneu.com/400-archaeological-excavations-investigations-completed-in-northern-greece/

Interesting miniature Roman mirror frames from a villa site in northern Bulgaria:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/10/archaeologist-discovers-ancient-mirrors-roman-villa-estate-ceramics-factory-bulgarias-pavlikeni/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6430-180312-bulgaria-roman-mirrors

Pondering the existence of Amazons:

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/were-there-ever-any-real-amazon-warrior-women

Semi-related:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/ancient-instruments-and-modern-media-tell-tale-women-warriors?#stream/0

Mosaics from the ‘Mansion of Alexander at Amyntaio’ are going on display:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/gaza-archaeological-site-roman-era-excavation-preservation.html

Last week our link to a ‘fear of archaeologists’ in Greece piece somehow acquired an extra period, so:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-greece-the-authority-investors-fear-most-its-archaeologists-1520505001

Matt Gibbs has recreated an ancient Egyptian beer:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/ancient-beer-brought-to-life-by-classicist-and-winnipeg-brewery-1.3843821
http://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/03/15/ale-analysis-ancient-beer-brought-to-life-by-classicist-and-winnipeg-brewery/
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/canada-profs-4th-century-beer-a-classic-128843

What Melissa Mueller is up to:

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-classics-professor-melissa

Features on the Ides of March:

http://www.newsweek.com/idea-march-meaning-what-are-julius-caesar-william-shakespeare-846368
https://www.echoak.com/2018/03/ides-of-march/

… and an opeddish sort of thing on Julius Caesar’s assassination:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/jury-is-still-out-on-julius-caesar-s-killing-1.3427110

Feature on the Library of Alexandria:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-places/the-ancient-library-of-alexandria/

… and Alexander in the East:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/alexander-in-the-east/

On veterans using Homer to readjust after returning from a combat zone:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/homer-can-help-you-war-veterans-use-ancient-epics-to-cope/2018/03/14/b6cb0e66-273e-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html
https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Homer-can-help-you-War-veterans-use-ancient-12751476.php
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Homer-can-help-you-War-veterans-use-ancient-12751476.php
http://usa.greekreporter.com/2018/03/16/ancient-greek-epics-help-veterans-cope-with-stress/

The ‘gate to hell’ explanation still has legs:

https://boingboing.net/2018/03/12/why-animals-near-the-ancient-r.html

Pairing the Odyssey with the Watts Rebellion:

http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/graffiti-palace/

A Latin competition I haven’t heard of before:

http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/classics-students-test-translate/

Reviewish sort of thing of Mary Beard’s *Women and Power*:

http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/women-power-redefine-modern-era/

More coverage of Emily Wilson’s *Odyssey* translation:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/magazine/new-sentences-from-emily-wilsons-translation-of-the-odyssey.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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Neolithic(?) tools from Hastings Country Park:

https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/stone-age-tools-found-as-work-on-country-park-centre-commences-1-8414507

Evidence that Utrecht was inhabited (sort of) at least back to Mesolithic times:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/03/utrechts-history-goes-back-11000-years-archaeologists-say/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6437-180314-netherlands-utrecht-habitation

A 2000 years bp gold coin hoard from a Chiddingstone farmer’s field:

https://www.kentlive.news/news/rare-hoard-2000-year-old-1334844
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6435-180314-england-gold-coins

Remains of a 1700 years bp feast from Orkney:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/site-of-huge-iron-age-feast-celebration-found-on-orkney-1-4706453
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6440-180315-iron-age-feast

A 13th century Franciscan church find in Nice:

http://www.nicematin.com/culture/a-nice-une-eglise-des-franciscains-construite-en-1250-vient-detre-exhumee-215201

A 15th century ‘pot of gold’ from the Netherlands:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/15th-century-pot-gold-and-silver-found-netherlands-180968515/

Pondering some drawings on a tile found at Lincoln Cathedral:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/idle-doodle-one-oldest-surviving-1327808

Feature on mudlarkers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43437569

The Irish Potato Famine Project’s site looks interesting:

https://irishfamineproject.com/about.html

Reburial of those plague victims found under a school playground in Edinburgh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43436358

On St Albans Abbey’s Norman roots:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43314886

More on the ‘mass Viking grave’ at Repton:

https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/repton-historian-excited-mass-grave-1265188

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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of Han dynasty artifacts from a tomb complex in Zhouhou:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/14/c_137038119.htm

An interesting Warring States bead from a tomb near Changsha:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/16/c_137043940.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6443-180316-china-horned-eye

An 8th century kiln from the Toshadaiji temple complex:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803120001.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6431-180312-toshadaiji-temple-kiln

Remains of a terracotta ‘pipeline’ from Hampi (date?):

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/ancient-water-pipeline-found-in-hampi/article23275825.ece

1000+ years bp sites from Bangladesh:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/findings-rewrite-bangladesh-history-180312102358133.html

Feature on the ongoing dig at Purana Qila:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/digging-deep-ongoing-excavation-at-purana-qila-reveals-new-chapter-in-history-of-delhi-but-no-proof-of-mahabharata/story-VxWZZpN9G1SVp4hyJVZbUJ.html

Concerns for sites in Mongolia (various reasons):

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-climate-looters-threaten-archaeology-mongolia.html
http://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-looters-threaten-the-archaeology-of-mongolia-91853

Concerns that a new rail line in Lahore threatens sites:

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/03/11/591840781/a-new-rail-line-in-lahore-may-damage-heritage-sites-activists-in-pakistan-warn
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/17/594537767/subway-line-could-threaten-sufi-shrine-in-pakistan?sc=17&f=7

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of a possible slave cemetery at Belvoir Plantation (MD):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/cedar-trees-and-unetched-fieldstones-a-likely-slave-cemetery-is-unearthed-near-annapolis-md/2018/03/09/ba9560c2-23e8-11e8-badd-7c9f29a55815_story.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/slave-cemetery-may-have-been-discovered-plantation-near-annapolis-180968496/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6421-180312-maryland-belvoir-cemetery

Checking out a shipwreck revealed by a storm on a Maine beach:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180310/uncovering-secrets-of-york-beach-shipwreck
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6432-180313-shipwreck-maine-beach

A conservation group has acquired at Chacoan era site in New Mexico:

http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2018/03/11/preservation-group-acquires-chacoan-era-site-in-new-mexico.html

The FBI is getting involved in the hunt for some Civil War gold:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/17/fbi-agents-trek-to-site-where-us-civil-war-gold-is-said-to-be-buried

On America’s first known St Patrick’s Day celebration:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/17/the-incredible-story-of-americas-first-st-patricks-day-celebration/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Climate-change-related concerns for Easter Island moai statues:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/14/climate/easter-island-erosion.html
http://www.elmostrador.cl/agenda-pais/2018/03/17/en-peligro-el-legado-cultural-de-isla-de-pascua/

Feature on that Aztec temple found in Mexico City a while back:

http://discovermagazine.com/2018/apr/the-great-aztec-temple

On the spread of fruit across Latin America:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/pre-columbian-people-spread-fruit-species-across-latin-america/

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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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Assorted St Patrick’s Day items:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uosf-ttb031518.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-truth-st-patrick-day-celebrations.html
https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/columnists/bill-ervolino/2018/03/12/st-patricks-day-who-st-patrick-he-italian/415902002/

Pondering Norwegian porridge:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/09/591957289/the-great-norwegian-porridge-debate-or-tradition-vs-science?sc=17&f=1007

A possible ‘self-caricature’ of Michelangelo:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-michelangelo-hidden-caricature-famous.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/w-dmi031418.php
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/15/michelangelo-self-portrait-found-4_7c8db2c9-6791-4924-9fb6-bc08d503ea6b.html

The purported Amelia Earhart bones thing again:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/08/591950171/new-research-claims-bones-found-80-years-ago-on-pacific-atoll-likely-amelia-earh?sc=17&f=1007

On genetics and modern language origins:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-evidence-fuels-debate-over-the-origin-of-modern-languages/

On the origins of pi:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/origins-pi/

Feature on Mary Magdalene (film hype):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43369511

On ‘president for life’ analogies:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/opinion/presidents-for-life-jinping.html

National Geographic is pondering/confronting its racist history:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/12/592982327/national-geographic-reckons-with-its-past-for-decades-our-coverage-was-racist
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43384747

The Morgan Library has acquired a pile of James Joyce material:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/books/james-joyce-donation-morgan-library.html

Review of Hughes, *Victorians Undone*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/books/review/victorians-undone-kathryn-hughes.html

Review of a trio of books on linguistic history:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/books/review/shortlist-language-linguistics.html

Review of Kelly, *The Fifth Beginning*:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180318/archaeology-were-headed-for-new-age-of-globalism-author-says

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Deir el-Bersha:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/292769/Heritage/Museums/Exhibition-of-artefacts-from-Deir-alBersha-to-open.aspx

In China and Japan, copies are okay in museums:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-in-china-and-japan-a-copy-is-just-as-good-as-an-original
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using isotope analysis to determine the diet of some medieval Finlanders:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-ftp031618.php

Using X Rays on an 11th century religious text:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-high-powered-x-rays-reveal-scan-text-beneath-11th-century-religious-text-180968492/

Mummies in Brisbane are getting the CT treatment:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/egyptian-mummies-digitally-unwrapped-in-brisbane-20180315-p4z4jm.html

More on the Girl with a Pearl Earring:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180314-the-secrets-of-girl-with-a-pearl-earring

More on the Mary Rose’s cannonballs:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-x-rays-preserve-cannonballs-found-famous-tudor-ship-180968440/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA testing of some ‘Bavarian’ women with elongated skulls is leading to the suggestion they were ‘treaty brides’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-skulls-women-medieval-europe-men.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313093051.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/jgum-nii031318.php
https://www.livescience.com/62007-pointy-skulls-are-medieval-brides.html
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/barbarian-huns-dna-germany-migration-antiquity-skull/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/pointy-skulls-belonged-to-foreign-brides-ancient-dna-suggests.aspx
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-did-early-medieval-bavarians-import-brides-with-elongated-skulls-1.5895859
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pointy-headed-skulls-germany-180968464/

The genetic prehistory of Iberia is different from central and northern Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-genetic-prehistory-iberia-differs-central.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uu-gpo030818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180312150528.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315141221.htm
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2018/article/genetic-prehistory-of-iberia-differs-from-central-and-northern-europe

Latest genomic study is of Neolithic north Africans from Morocco:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-genomic-ancestry-stone-age.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/mpif-sdg031318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315141221.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/oldest-dna-africa-offers-clues-mysterious-ancient-culture
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6441-180316-north-african-genome

Tracing the origin of sickle-cell anemia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43373247

Feature on all sorts of things we’re learning from DNA:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/ancient-dna-history/554798/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Some historians want to talk to climate researchers:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/03/16/historians-climate-researchers-lets-talk
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Siccar Point:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180312-how-siccar-point-changed-our-understanding-of-earth-history

The Browning’s Florence:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/travel/elizabeth-robert-barrett-browning-florence-italy.html

Taj Mahal:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/the-real-magic-of-the-taj-mahal/2018/03/15/23e972ba-eb41-11e7-b698-91d4e35920a3_story.html

Ephesus:

https://www.dailysabah.com/travel/2018/03/17/ephesus-has-opened-a-door-to-the-ancient-greeks-for-over-100-years
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CRIME BEAT
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Followup to that Canterbury break-in … plenty recovered:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/archaeologists-celebrate-return-of-treasured-161625/

A woodworker admits doing some fakery:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/arts/i-cheated-says-woodworker-who-fooled-the-antiques-experts.html

Vandalism to some petroglyphs in Kansas:

https://www.wibwnewsnow.com/ancient-native-american-carvings-vandalized-in-kansas/

Smuggling a ‘pharoah era’ item in a sofa in Kuwait (repatriation eventually) :

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1264961/middle-east
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/experts-in-kuwait-investigating-pharaoh-era-smuggled-antique/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/45272/Kuwait-to-send-smuggled-antique-to-Egypt-after-proved-Egyptian

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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Libyan artifacts being returned from Spain:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/stolen-libyan-artifacts-due-be-returned-spain
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/14/c_137037066.htm
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the ancient coins of Yemen:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-ancient-coinage-of-yemen/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n10.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n11.html
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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

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

http://www.dw.com/en/new-staging-of-philip-glass-akhnaten-equates-monotheism-with-violence/a-42935731

Beirut’s Margravial Opera House is reopening:

http://www.dw.com/en/margravial-opera-house-bayreuth-to-reopen/a-42973625

On Elgar’s Enigma:

https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2018/03/15/593771944/elgars-enigma-still-keeps-music-detectives-busy?sc=17&f=2
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2725-audio-news-from-archaeologica-4-march-10-march-2018
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OBITUARIES
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David Wyman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/obituaries/david-wyman-scholar-of-americas-holocaust-response-dies-at-89.html

Anthony Acevedo:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/obituaries/anthony-acevedo-who-documented-his-holocaust-ordeal-dies-at-93.html

Jacqueline Karageorghis:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/10/renowned-author-archaeologist-jacqueline-karageorghis-dies-aged-85/
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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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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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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Explorator 20.46 ~ March 11, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Barbara Saylor Rodgers,
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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A large-scale study of hominin flaking technology/techniques:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/new-study-tracks-the-evolution-of-stone-tools/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6417-180305-hominin-stone-flakes

Homo naledi had wear-resistant molars, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-homo-naledi-wear-resistant-molars.html

Studying the lingering ‘stereotype’ of the Neanderthal:

https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/03/05/589858179/why-won-t-the-old-caveman-stereotypes-die

More on Neanderthal’s purported lack of drawing ability:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-neanderthals-lack-ability-techniques.html

More on Neanderthal cave art:

https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/neanderthal-cave-art/

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AFRICA
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Feature on what’s been found at the necropolis of Sedeinga (Sudan):

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180305093624.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-ancient-nubiain-footsteps-napata-meroe.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Restoration of seven mummies from the El-Muzawaa necropolis:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/292252/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Seven-mummies-of-ElMezawaa-necropolis-restored-as-.aspx

OpEd on the politics of cultural heritage:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/292450/Opinion/The-politics-of-cultural-heritage—.aspx

Egypt is debating toughening penalties on artifact theft and smuggling:

https://thearabweekly.com/egypt-debates-bill-toughen-penalties-artefact-theft-smuggling

Reprising Howard Carter’s obituary:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/mar/05/egyptologist-howard-carter-dies-archive-1939

On the political side of archaeology in Israel:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/how-israel-uses-archaeology-mantain-occupation-1406963568

Feature on the Ain Dara temple and its connections to Solomon:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/temple-at-jerusalem/searching-for-the-temple-of-king-solomon/

Feature on the colours of Assyrian reliefs:

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2018/03/technology-adds-color-to-ancient-artifact/
http://www.aina.org/ata/20180309131512.htm

Continuing concerns for a site near a quarrying operation in Ordu:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-sites-destroyed-to-make-way-for-andesite-quarry-in-ordu-in-turkeys-north-128220
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/03/05/dynamiting-threatens-ancient-castle-in-turkey/

Yemen is making efforts to curb the sale of smuggled items:

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1197001/yemeni-minister-asharq-al-awsat-efforts-underway-stop-sale-smuggled-relics

A report is suggesting Turkey use drones to protect its antiquities:

http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/report-suggests-drones-to-protect-turkish-antiquities/1082530
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/parliamentary-report-recommends-drones-to-protect-turkish-antiquities-128452

… and that admission to sites and museums be free:

http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/turkey-report-calls-for-free-visit-of-museums-sites/1083500

A friar is helping train Iraqis to preserve their heritage:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/friar-trains-iraqis-preserve-treasures-rescued-021504908.html

More on that Megiddo Prison site (this is really an old story):

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeological-park-to-be-opened-on-site-of-prison-in-northern-israel-1.5866058

More on those ‘oldest figural tattoos’ on mummies in the British Museum:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earliest-figural-tattoos-discovered-5000-year-old-mummies-180968321/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/museum-mummies-sport-worlds-oldest-tattoo-drawings
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Storm Emma revealed some Roman remains, including an aqueduct, in Cadiz:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/05/inenglish/1520242878_197294.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/04/actualidad/1520182987_250586.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/06/remains-roman-aqueduct-uncovered-spain-storm-emma/
https://www.rt.com/news/420597-storm-cadiz-roman-ruins-beach/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6423-180306-spain-cadiz-aqueduct

Latest from Rome’s metro construction is an impressive 2nd century military residence of some sort:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/arts/rome-subway-archaeological-marvels.html
https://hyperallergic.com/430438/discovery-rome-metro-construction-2nd-century-military-residence/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/08/2nd-century-007-archaeologists-discover-barracks-may-have-used/
https://www.livescience.com/61969-roman-military-commander-home-found.html
http://www.newsweek.com/italy-ancient-roman-empire-artifacts-including-mosaics-and-secret-service-837422
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6425-180308-italy-commander-home

An undisturbed 2nd/3rd century CE Roman burial ground from the Netherlands:

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/03/large-roman-cemetery-discovered-but-where-did-its-occupants-live/
https://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/over-ons/nieuws/nieuwsarchief/2018/03/uniek-romeins-grafveld-ontdekt-bij-voorbereidingen-doortrekking-a15.aspx

An 1800 years bp mosaic from Caesarea:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/1800-year-old-roman-mosaic-caesarea-maritima/

Five Roman mirror frames from a Roman factory site near Pavlikeni:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/10/archaeologist-discovers-ancient-mirrors-roman-villa-estate-ceramics-factory-bulgarias-pavlikeni/

A Roman reservoir near Nicopolis ad Istrum:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/06/archaeologists-impressed-ancient-water-catchment-reservoir-fed-20-km-long-aqueduct-major-roman-city-nicopolis-ad-istrum-north-bulgaria/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6429-180309-bulgaria-roman-water

Plans to use drones to uncover a whole new section of Pompeii:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/09/new-pompeii-district-to-be-uncovered_da827ba3-84fa-4b7b-9d04-c87e38258f30.html

Concerns for Roman sites in Durres:

https://exit.al/en/2018/03/07/durres-two-public-projects-threaten-ancient-roman-ruins/

Trying to promote the Romans in Horncastle:

https://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/mystery-surronds-roman-history-in-horncastle-1-8409508

On ‘fear of archaeologists’ in Greece:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-greece-the-authority-investors-fear-most-its-archaeologists-1520505001

Latest entrepreneur-is-a-fan-of-Stoicism piece:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/03/08/how-one-struggling-entrepreneur-found-solace-in-the-ancient-philosophy-of-stoicism/#633670f9d06c

Cuts to Classics at Whitman:

https://whitmanwire.com/news/2018/03/08/cuts-to-classics-cause-upset/

Review of the *Landmark Julius Caesar*:

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180308/review-landmark-series-offers-casual-reader-entry-to-caesars-world

On what the Greeks can teach us about gun violence:

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/can-ancient-greeks-teach-us-something-about-gun-violence,64959

Some tragic humour from the Onion:

https://www.theonion.com/new-evidence-reveals-ancient-greeks-immediately-regrett-1823641762

Still yakking about casting decisions for Troy: Fall of a City:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-03-10/troy-fall-of-a-citys-hakeem-kae-kazim-calls-out-deep-insecurity-of-blackwashing-critics/

More on the Roman ‘gate to hell’:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/09/world/mystery-gates-to-hell-hierapolis/index.html
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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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An Iron Age burial from Margate Caves:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/iron-age-skeleton-uncovered-161022/
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/928002/Iron-Age-skeleton-discovered-buried-cave-excavation-Margate-Caves-Kent
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6418-180305-england-margate-caves

Finds from various periods near North Petherton is getting in the way of housing development:

http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/16074021._Significant__prehistoric_discovery_halts_plans_for_140_homes_in_Somerset/
http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/news/16074021.significant-prehistoric-discovery-halts-plan-for-140-homes-in-north-petherton/

Finds from various periods at Doon Hill:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/neolithic-history-of-doon-hill-revealed-jm5wd2zlh

Studying daily life in medieval Oxford:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/oxford-university-archaeology-dig-secrets-medieval-beer-mugs-students-a8239266.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6426-180308-oxford-friary-students

Studying medieval altarpieces:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-reveals-middle-ages-altarpieces.html

France is looking for the wreck of the Cordeliere:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/07/underwater-pompeii-french-renew-search-for-cordeliere-sunk-in-1512-battle

Searching for burial sites off the Pembrokeshire coast:

http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16078623.Shipwreck_diver_hunting_for_ancient_burial_sites_off_the_Pembrokeshire_coast/

Concerns for Notre Dame cathedral:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43258266

Feature on the Chapel at Versailles:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/03/07/chapelle-de-versailles-la-resurrection-du-testament-spirituel-de-louis-xiv/

Latest theory attached to Stonehenge:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-43335118
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/09/stonehenge-party-building-secrets-unearthed
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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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Finds from various periods in Xiongan:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/06/c_137019879.htm

Plenty of Western and Eastern Han Dynasty finds from Chengdu:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/06/c_137020524.htm

A dancing Shiva statue from the Devi River:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6427-180309-india-shiva-nataraja

Feature on Thailand’s first female underwater archaeologist:

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/03/08/go-deep-thailands-1st-female-undersea-relic-hunter/

France will be helping Pakistan to conserve sites:

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/03/06/france-to-extend-assistance-to-pakistan-for-conservation-of-archaeological-sites/
https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/france-to-extend-technical-assistance-to-paki-275088.html

OpEd on China’s efforts regarding smuggling etc.:

http://www.scmp.com/business/article/2136161/hong-kong-must-shut-door-illicit-trade-antiquities-it-can-emerge-global-art

More on cannonballs from Fort Cornwallis:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6424-180307-fort-cornwallis-cannonballs
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 7500 years bp point from Windsor roundabout construction:

http://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2018/03/08/oldest-windsor-artifact-found-sandwich-roundabout-construction/
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/walpole-island-history-dating-back-10000-years-found-in-sandwich-dig
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6428-180309-canada-prehistoric-point

Latest Nor-easter revealed the remains of a Revolutionary War era ship on a beach in Maine:

https://www.livescience.com/61939-revolutionary-war-era-shipwreck-exposed.html
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/05/nor-easter-uncovers-maine-shipwreck-over-years-old/OxpiWaxrddVs1YvKUPxkYJ/story.html
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/03/09/york-maine-shipwreck-uncovered-by-noreaster
http://abcnews.go.com/US/noreaster-unearths-skeleton-250-year-shipwreck-maine/story?id=53535971
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/05/noreaster-winds-reveal-a-surprising-beach-discovery-the-remains-of-a-revolutionary-war-era-ship/
http://www.newsweek.com/remains-revelation-war-era-ship-found-maine-beach-after-noreaster-batters-830687
http://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/05/outdoors/weather/noreaster-uncovers-skeleton-of-sunken-revolutionary-war-era-ship-on-maine-beach/

… and destroyed a tree planted by George Washington:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43293824
http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2018/03/mount_vernon_tree_george_washington.html
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/376607-227-year-old-tree-planted-by-george-washington-torn-down-by

A piece of a 500 years bp Spanish pistol from Colorado:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/500-year-old-pistol-part-sheds-light-colorados-spanish-colonial-past-180968379/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6419-180305-colorado-spanish-pistol

Evidence of a slave cemetery in a forest in Maryland:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/belvoir-gravesite-could-be-slaves-last-resting-place/2018/03/10/f1d29966-2496-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html
https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/slave-cemetery-found-former-crownsville-plantation

That shipwreck in the news the past few weeks apparently isn’t the Clotilda:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/05/590599227/alabama-wreck-isnt-the-remains-of-the-slave-ship-clotilda
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/03/wreck_found_in_delta_not_the_c.html
http://atlantablackstar.com/2018/03/07/alabama-shipwreck-turns-not-clotilda-last-american-slave-ship/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-american-slave-ship-search-continues-180967921/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6416-180305-slave-ship-clotilda

Studying points/blades in Alaska:

http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_3edf2704-2287-11e8-b5d1-fb7fa957ae56.html

Studying the 19th century sex trade in Boston:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/03/07/sex-work-women-privy/

Latest from Jamestown:

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2018/03/05/jamestown-unearthed-archaeologists-study-arrival-of-first-africans-in-new-world/

Searching for remains of a Viking settlement in New Brunswick:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-vikings-miramichi-chaleur-bay-summer-camps-birgitta-wallace-1.4569590
https://www.livescience.com/61937-lost-viking-settlement-search.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/vikings-canada-settlement-north-america-europeans-birgitta-wallace-archaeologists-discovery-a8247161.html

Interesting find of a film showing San Francisco a couple weeks after the 1906 earthquake:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-film-20180304-story.html
http://fremonttribune.com/news/national/film-of-san-francisco-after-quake-found-at-flea-market/article_c67c8577-c90e-597b-9be2-98fedd4831f0.html
https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/rare-1906-film-of-san-francisco-after-quake-found-at-flea-market-1.3828442
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/1906-film-of-san-francisco-after-quake-found-at-flea-market/2018/03/04/f65b9dd8-2005-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html?utm_term=.38938521b5fb
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-san-francisco-earthquake-footage-found-flea-market-180968416/

Concerns for a Spanish fort in South Carolina:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/south-carolina/articles/2018-03-09/spanish-fort-in-south-carolina-threatened-by-erosion

What Hands Van Tilburg is up to:

https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/finding-sunken-ships/

Interview with Craig M. Lee:

http://glacierhub.org/2018/03/07/leaving-no-stone-unturned-interview-yellowstones-ice-patch-archaeologist/

More on that 7000 years bp site off Florida:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590803620/diver-finds-ancient-native-american-burial-site-on-sea-floor
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/7000-year-old-native-american-bog-burial-found-coast-florida-180968345/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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3000 years bp petroglyphs from Colima:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/es/boletines/6957-localizan-108-petroglifos-en-la-zona-arqueologica-de-la-campana-en-colima

A couple of 1000 years bp burials from Peru:

http://www.news.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5744562244001/archaeologists-in-peru-have-uncovered-the-remains-of-a-boy-and-an-adult-estimated-to-be-one-thousand-years-oldthe-discovery-was-found-in-a-cemetery-close-to-the-preincan-temple

Skepticism of the Maya population estimates arising from that LiDAR find:

http://thedailycougar.com/2018/03/07/maya-population-increase/

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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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Plenty of interest in this ‘oldest message in a bottle’ story:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/06/worlds-oldest-message-bottle-western-australia-wedge-island
http://www.dw.com/en/worlds-oldest-message-in-a-bottle-discovered-in-australia/a-42840270
http://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2018/03/06/message-in-a-bottle-believed-to-be-131-years-old-found-on-australian-beach/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43299283
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/06/591177889/oldest-known-message-in-a-bottle-found-in-australia
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6422-180306-australia-bottle-message

Feature on trepanation:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-drilling-holes-skull-migraine-thought.html

An Einstein note came to auction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43308400

The British Library is trying to save old audio recordings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43231982

Victorian censorship of the Bayeux Tapestry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-43331369

Plenty of features for International Women’s Day … Annie Swynnerton:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43243536

… Mary Ewing Outerbridge:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-mary-ewing-outerbridge.html

… Ada Lovelace:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-ada-lovelace.html

… Margaret Abbott:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-margaret-abbott.html

… Qiu Jin:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-qiu-jin.html

… Emily Warren Roebling:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-emily-warren-roebling.html

… Charlotte Bronte:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/obituaries/overlooked-charlotte-bronte.html

Pioneers of the women’s movement in Germany:

http://www.dw.com/en/who-were-the-pioneers-of-germanys-womens-movement/a-42846709

Pondering who was the most powerful woman in ancient history:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/powerful-women-ancient-history-cleopatra-artemisia-enheduanna-egypt-greece-mesopotamia/

On Rembrandt’s depictions of women:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/rembrandts-depictions-of-women/

On the history of cheese:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianroberts/2018/03/05/the-history-of-cheese/

An interesting Goya:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/05/actualidad/1520274111_034357.html

Studying the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-take-closer-look-girl-pearl-earring-180968335/

Cracking down on the antiquities trade in New York:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/tough-new-scrutiny-rattles-collectors-and-dealers

In case you need a refresher on ‘Biblical Archaeology’:

https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/biblical-archaeology-extract/

On ‘temporary insanity’ as a defense:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/02/temporarily-insane-a-congressman-a-sensational-killing-and-a-new-legal-defense/

More interest in dogs being trained to sniff out looted antiquities:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/11/dogs-trained-to-sniff-out-ancient-treasures-looted-from-syria

Latest claim about Amelia Earhart:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-forensic-analysis-bones-amelia-earhart.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43323944
https://gizmodo.com/forensic-scientist-claims-to-have-solved-the-amelia-ear-1823618219

cf (from a couple years ago):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/11/02/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-amelia-earharts-skeleton/#53632101ba9f

… and a timely Onion followup:

https://www.theonion.com/report-human-bones-found-on-remote-pacific-island-most-1823623725

Sunlight helped identify a painting at Hearst Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43338181

On ‘zombie amendments’ to the US Constitution:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/10/591758259/the-zombie-amendments-to-the-constitution-youve-probably-never-heard-of

The downside of immortality:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/books/review/eternal-life-dara-horn.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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The Body: Fashion and Physique:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/health/body-image-history-of-beauty-explainer-intl/index.html
http://exhibitions.fitnyc.edu/the-body/

Living With Gods:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2874131/living-with-gods-at-the-british-museum

Terracotta Warriors:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/terracotta-warriors-liverpool-most-popular-exhibitions/

The Classical Now:

http://theartnewspaper.com/review/from-damien-hirst-s-medusa-to-marc-quinn-s-marble-bust-new-london-show-explores-how-classical-art-inspires-contemporary-artists

Picasso:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43348039

Julius Caesar:

http://www.kbzk.com/story/37690217/journey-back-to-ancient-rome-with-new-museum-of-the-rockies-exhibit

Plenty of coverage of the Louvre’s ‘cultural diplomacy’ with Tehran

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/44667/In-Iran-France-blends-hard-talks-with-soft-power-at
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france-louvre/in-iran-france-blends-hard-talks-with-soft-power-at-louvre-exhibit-idUSKBN1GH2M0
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/louvre-show-in-tehran-france-iran-cultural-diplomacy-thrives

Concerns for storage of archaeological items at state museums in India:

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/sculptures-in-archaeological-museum-not-properly-stored-cag/1267770

The King Ludwig II museum will reopen soon:

http://www.dw.com/en/king-ludwig-ii-museum-to-reopen-in-april/a-42890737

THE TECHY SIDE
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A medieval man from Nottingham gets the facial reconstruction treatment:

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/meet-nottinghams-medieval-man-face-1321470

Using technology to save Mary Rose cannonballs:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43334700

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on the genetics of migration and language in the South Pacific:

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ancient-dna-reveals-genetic-language.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/anu-arr030818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180309095509.htm

More on the genetics of migration to Europe from Anatolia:

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/article_4c0d276c-4e00-59bd-91a8-0c2fe711b98b.html

More on the elephant genome:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-elephants/trunk-show-elephant-genome-study-offers-surprises-idUSKCN1GA2Y5

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Crete/Mallia:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30408-minoan-palace-of-malia%E2%80%99s-mysteries-draw-tourists-to-greek-island-of-crete.html

Butrint:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/albanias-city-of-ruins/article22972395.ece

Warsaw:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180304-the-secrets-hiding-in-warsaw-the-paris-of-the-east

Petra:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/petra-jordan-home/index.html

Amman:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/middle-east/102042256/amman-jordan-where-to-find-some-of-the-worlds-best-roman-ruins-outside-rome
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CRIME BEAT
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Jailtime for some thieves who damaged a site in Israel with a backhoe:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-robbers-sentenced-to-jail-for-destroying-2000-year-old-graves/

Some 1400 years bp cave paintings in Chile were destroyed by vandals:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/03/02/mundo_global/1520008450_412129.html
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/927983/cave-paintings-spray-paint-vandals-graffiti-Anzota-Chile
https://hyperallergic.com/430728/cave-art-vandalism-cuevas-de-anzota/

… and a petroglyph at Kanopolis Lake was also damaged by vandals:

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/20180308/kanopolis-lake-seeks-information-on-petroglyph-vandalism

Latest Picasso theft:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/10/5-000-reward-offered-stolen-picasso/414064002/

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

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

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

SAFE:

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

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The Antalya Foundation launched a campaign to recover eight artifacts:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/antalya-foundation-kicks-off-campaign-for-return-of-smuggled-artifacts-128341
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n09.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n10.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Reviews of the BBC’s ‘Civilisation’:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/the-bbcs-civilisation-reboot-is-fixed-firmly-in-the-present/
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/06/civilisations-relativist-big-money-bbc-remake-messy-failure/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2724-audio-news-from-archaeologica-25-february-2017-3-march-2018
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OBITUARIES
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Albert M. Henrichs:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/03/albert-m-henrichs-74/

Jacqueline Karageorghis:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/10/renowned-author-archaeologist-jacqueline-karageorghis-dies-aged-85/

Hayden White:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/obituaries/hayden-white-who-explored-how-history-is-made-dies-at-89.html

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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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