Explorator 18.07

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explorator 18.07 June 7, 2015
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Hernan Astudillo, Adrienne Mayor, John Hall, Kris Curry, George Somsel,
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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On Aurignacians at Mas D’Azil:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/35000-years-ago-aurignacians-were-first-modern-humans-to-occupy-mas-dazil

Evidence of the oldest human occupation in mid-west Australia:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-evidence-oldest-human-occupation-mid-west.html
http://www.news.uwa.edu.au/201506047671/research/evidence-oldest-human-occupation-mid-west-discovered

More on ‘Out of Africa’ via the Levant (some slightly different spins in some of these):

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-modern-human-dispersal-europe-levant.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0531/Egypt-was-humanity-s-gateway-out-of-Africa-say-scientists
http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/ancient-human-migration-route-marked-by-snail-shell-bread-crumbs/
http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-humans-brought-tools-to-europe-1.17661
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/new-chronology-for-lebanese-site-supports-levantine-route-into-europe

On ‘homo antecessor’:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/05/29/ciencia/1432926510_096443.html

More on that early ‘murder victim’:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/investigating-case-earliest-known-murder-victim-180955409/

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AFRICA
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Interesting ‘sleeping beauty’ burial with Aksumite and Roman items:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/07/ancient-ethiopia-gravesite-treasure-rome

Feature on Mapela (Botswana):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150601075825.htm

Plenty of interest in a slave shipwreck off of South Africa that seems to be tied to an upcoming exhibition in the US:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/01/world/africa/tortuous-history-traced-in-sunken-slave-ship-found-off-south-africa.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/us-history/s-africa-shipwreck-a-milestone-in-slave-trade-study-150602.htm
http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2015/0601/Wreck-of-18th-century-slave-ship-confirmed
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3106422/Archaeologists-discover-18th-century-wreck-slave-ship-sank-South-African-coast-disaster-killed-200.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/wreckage-of-a-slaving-ship-that-went-down-in-1794-with-212-slaves-aboard-has-been-recovered
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/05/31/411044691/the-wreck-of-a-221-year-old-slave-ship-is-confirmed-off-south-africa
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/investigating-the-sao-jose-slave-ship

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Strange story of Egyptian curators being accused of replacing antiquities with fakes:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/131781/Heritage/Museums/Two-curators-arrested-in-Egypt-for-forging-antiqui.aspx
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/egypt-museum-curators-accused-replacing-antiquities-fakes-n369776
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-3109477/Two-Egypt-museum-staff-arrested-artefact-thefts.html

… while claims that some Late Period items have gone missing aren’t true, apparently:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/132094/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Late-period-bronze-artefacts-are-in-GEM-storage,-n.aspx

Project involving studying the North Tombs at Amarna:

http://news.siu.edu/2015/06/060315amh15072.php

More on that ‘lost temple’ from Gebel el Silsila:

http://www.ledburyreporter.co.uk/news/13310095.Hereford_man_helps_unearth_lost_temple/

Zahi Hawass still gets media attention:

http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/egypt-s-indiana-jones-is-a-great-actor-1.1866106

Latest on the Grand Egyptian Museum:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquities-minister-more-21000-artifacts-moved-grand-egyptian-museum&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjgyYmFkYWUxOTZiOTA4MjU6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNGmQiZCOpEUJp2_aJ5A4V5W1y4k3w

An attempt to smuggle some Islamic artifacts was foiled:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/131600/Heritage/Islamic/Attempt-to-smuggle-Islamic-artefacts-foiled-in-Dam.aspx

On the history of the word ‘Israel’:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/.premium-1.652699

Restoring an early Islamic Caliph’s palace in Galilee:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/jgum-are060215.php

Another spin on that ‘oldest depiction of music’ from Israel:

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/02/ancient-seal-unearthed-in-israel-offers-rare-glimpse-of-how-royals-celebrated-sacred-marriage/#038;%23038;%23038

Feature on what’s happening at Urkesh:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150604-urkesh-syria-mozan-buccellati-archaeology/

Feature on Amelia Edwards:

http://blog.oup.com/2015/06/amelia-edwards-archaeologist/

Feature on Uzma Rizvi:

http://www.beforetheabstract.com/2015/05/07/uzma-rizvi-a-complicated-relationshipwith-science/

This week’s opeds on saving antiquities from ISIL:

http://time.com/3906484/why-we-need-to-protect-ancient-treasures-from-isis/
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/world/palmyra-looting-britain-must-do-more-to-stop-trafficking-of-looted-treasures-british-museum-boss-urges-10299266.html
https://foreignpolicy.com/2015/06/02/save-statues-save-lives/
http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the-ramifications-of-isis-conquest-of-palmyra/2015/06/01/
http://www.dw.de/is-in-palmyra-a-propaganda-success/a-18489657

… and an interesting feature on ‘digital monuments men’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11656182/Digital-Monuments-Men-wage-online-war-against-Islamic-State-looting.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=11461312

… while the British Museum is apparently guarding some artifact known to have been looted from Syria:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33020199#sa-ns_mchannel=rss&ns_source=PublicRSS20-sa
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2015/0605/British-Museum-guarding-looted-Syrian-artifact

Meanwhile, a group of museums have put out a list of ‘endangered’ items from Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/06/01/world/europe/ap-eu-iraq-antiquities.html
http://news.yahoo.com/museums-draw-red-list-help-spot-stolen-iraqi-213027269.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museums-issue-most-threatened-list-iraqi-treasures-180955488/
http://www.rferl.org/content/iraq-looted-art-red-list/27048729.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Very interesting coverage of recreation of some of the technology used in the Colosseum:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/rebuilding-a-roman-death-trap-ancient-machine-that-carried-animals-into-romes-colosseum-reconstructed-by-archaeologists-10302086.html

… while there are plans and funding (apparently) to restore the tunnel connecting the Ludus to the Colosseum:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11651780/Gladiator-school-to-be-restored-in-Rome.html
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/kuwait-funded-restoration-in-rome-will-let-tourists-walk-in-gladiators–final-steps-120241211.html

A 2000 years b.p. child’s sarcophagus from a Turkish minivan (that’s what the headline says!):

http://national.bgnnews.com/2000-year-old-child-sarcophagus-found-in-minivan-in-western-turkey-haberi/6509

A bronze figure of Mercury (?) from Yorkshire:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art527888
http://www.yorkmix.com/life/history/ancient-roman-god-figure-discovered-and-its-the-1000th-find-by-local-history-hunters-this-year/

Another feature on the Monte Testaccio:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11650703/Roman-rubbish-dump-reveals-secrets-of-ancient-trading-networks.html

On Falkirk’s Roman bath:

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/nostalgia/falkirk-s-roman-bathhouse-wasn-t-up-to-scratch-1-3792377

There’s going to be a marathon performance/reading of the Iliad this summer:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-32980075

An ancient ‘Wonder Woman’ (complete with lasso):

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/2500-year-old-wonder-woman-found-on-vase-150605.htm

Feature on a recently rediscovered manuscript of Galen:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/science/medicines-hidden-roots-in-an-ancient-manuscript.html?_r=1
http://aina.org/ata/20150601164220.htm

On African women in the Roman games:

http://www.sankofaarchives.com/Journals/SGJ-Female%20Gladiators,%20Vol.1%20No.1.pdf

… and the Roman fascination with Amazons:

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2015/06/roman-fascination-with-amazons.html

The Greeks apparently invented ‘courtroom drama’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/11647052/How-the-Greeks-invented-courtroom-drama.html

Something about Roman precursors to film:

http://news.ku.edu/2015/05/22/were-some-dreams-ancient-roman-poetry-precursor-film

Some idiots graffitied the remains of Athens’ long walls:

http://neoskosmos.com/news/en/Ancient-Greek-sites-desecrated-by-football-fans
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/03/ancient-greek-sites-desecrated-by-football-fans-graffiti/

What Brad Inwood is up to:

http://philosophy.yale.edu/news/welcome-brad-inwood-professor-classics-and-philosophy

Once again the Kalash’s claimed genetic links to Alexander’s army don’t pan out:

http://world.greekreporter.com/2015/06/02/new-study-denies-the-greek-origin-of-kalash-tribe-in-pakistan/

Review of Ober, *The Rise and Fall of Classical Greece*:

http://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/a-look-back-at-when-the-greeks-had-it-right/
http://www.washingtonmonthly.com/ten-miles-square/2015/05/the_rise_and_fall_of055826.php

Review of the *Oxford Handbook of Roman Sculpture*:

http://www.world-archaeology.com/books/book-review-oxford-handbook-of-roman-sculpture.htm

More on preserving the casts of victims of Vesuvius:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/preservation-work-on-pompeiis-frozen-victims-of-a-volcanic-eruption-reveal-the-loving-last-moments-of-a-mansions-children/story-fnjwl1aw-1227382635639?from=public_rss

More on Scythian ‘bongs’:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-archeologists-gold-artifacts-scythian-grave.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/archaeologists-discover-2400yearold-gold-bongs-in-russia-10285876.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of a prehistoric/Bronze Age gold trade route between Ireland and Cornwall:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-archaeologists-evidence-prehistoric-gold-route.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150605081611.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/uos-ade060515.php
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3112138/The-prehistoric-gold-rush-CORNWALL-Precious-metal-Cornish-rivers-traded-Ireland-Early-Bronze-Age.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/cornwall-was-scene-of-prehistoric-gold-rush-says-new-research-10298343.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/evidence-of-prehistoric-gold-trade-route-between-ireland-and-cornwall

Five bronze age axes from Denmark:

http://sciencenordic.com/five-massive-bronze-age-axes-unearthed-denmark

An ancient roundhouse fin on the Strathallan Castle estate:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/park-archaeologists-find-ancient-roundhouse-5804169

An ‘ancient’ route from Argyll:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/ancient-routeway-revealed-in-argyll

Plenty of coverage of testing done on a very well preserved 17th century female burial from France:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-fully-dressed-17th-century-noblewoman-unearthed.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-32991324
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/french-archaeologists-uncover-exceptional-tomb-of-350-year-old-corpse-believed-to-be-noblewoman-louise-de-quengo-10293642.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/jun/03/autopsy-350-year-old-body-french-noblewoman-timelapse-video
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/05/350-year-old-french-mummy-discovered-in-lead-coffin-with-her-husbands-heart-in-a-reliquary/#038;%23038;%23038
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-05/17th-century-noblewomans-corpse-found-in-french-convent/6523868
http://www.thelocal.fr/20150603/17th-century-noblewoman-unearthed-in-france

Trying to identify a Saxon burial beneath Lincoln Castle:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3110661/Who-Saxon-buried-beneath-Lincoln-Castle-Experts-reconstruct-face-mystery-man-bid-try-identify-him.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

… it was a facial reconstruction thing too:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33003999
http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Face-Saxon-man-buried-beneath-Lincoln-Castle/story-26629237-detail/story.html?

They’ve started the restoration of Chalgrove St Mary’s church:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-32951041

Yoda?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-33007182

Concerns for British archaeology:

https://theconversation.com/austerity-and-house-building-boom-mean-british-archaeology-is-in-severe-danger-42660

More on ‘Egtved Girl’:

http://sciencenordic.com/famous-danish-bronze-age-icon-turns-out-not-be-danish-after-all
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-was-life-girl-bronze-age-180955406/?no-ist

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 2000 years b.p. natural pearl from a Western Australia shell midden:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-year-old-natural-pearl-remote-australian.html
http://news.discovery.com/earth/2000-year-old-natural-pearl-found-at-remote-australian-site-150603.htm
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/2000-year-old-natural-pearl-found-in-kimberley-shell-midden

Stone axes from Da Nang:

http://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/271104/stone-axes-found-in-da-nang.html

A 2000 years b.p. sarcophagus from Bali:

http://thejakartaglobe.beritasatu.com/news/bali-man-finds-2000-year-old-sarcophagus-while-planting-coffee/

North and South Korea are collaborating on a palace excavation:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/03/north-and-south-korea-excavate-ancient-palace-kaesong

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East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

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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12 000 years b.p. artifacts from a Mashantucket Pequot site:

http://wtnh.com/2015/06/05/12000-year-old-artifacts-found-on-mashantucket-pequot-reservation/
http://www.theday.com/local/20150603/archaeology-digs-continue-on-mashantucket-reservation
http://wwlp.com/ap/connecticut-researchers-uncover-12000-year-old-artifacts/

Fremont artifacts near Utah Lake:

http://fox13now.com/2015/05/27/archaeologists-uncover-remains-other-fremont-indian-artifacts-near-utah-lake/

1000 years b.p. human remains revealed after heavy rains in Oklahoma:

http://www.koco.com/news/heavy-rains-reveal-1000yearold-human-remains/33316460

More on that dig in the Dammeron Valley (Utah):

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/05/20/nnb-archaeologists-dedicate-dig-site-in-dammeron-valley/#.VXRFj-ebM2f

Studying how Native American settlement affected forests in western New York:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150602153453.htm

Latest on the Erebus exploration:

http://www.livescience.com/51057-hms-erebus-shipwreck-artifacts-unveiled.html
http://news.yahoo.com/artifacts-doom-relics-arctic-shipwreck-unveiled-171403062.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/artifacts-arctic-doom-relics-hms-erebus-shipwreck-revealed-n369301

Latest from the Camp Security dig:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologist-digging-for-clues-to-Camp-Security-6304519.php
http://www.njherald.com/story/29230167/archaeologist-digging-for-clues-to-camp-security

On naming/identifying ancient cultures:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2015/06/07/01-names-given-to-ancient-cultures-is-only-first-step.html

Pondering ‘Minnesota Woman’:

http://www.dl-online.com/news/3760530-exposing-forgotten-woman

Feature on Edward Curtis and his photography:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/travel/photographer-edward-s-curtiss-southwest.html

Plans for that schooner found during condo construction in Toronto:

http://www.blogto.com/city/2015/06/mystery_schooner_to_get_new_home_at_fort_york/

Plans to dig at Boston’s Old City Hall site:

http://www.cityofboston.gov/news/default.aspx?id=20143

Feature on George Frison:

http://billingsgazette.com/lifestyles/recreation/wyoming-rancher-turned-archaeologist-has-spent-life-tracking-ancient-hunters/article_1f72146a-543d-5606-af57-c6646a31a44d.html#ixzz3bjdNPmNv

Studying the Cherokee language:

http://news.yale.edu/2015/05/28/class-uses-historic-cherokee-archive-skype-hone-skills-linguistic-fieldwork

Interesting 100 years b.p. chalkboard drawings found in Oklahoma:

http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2015/06/oklahoma_contractors_uncover_nearly_100-year-old_chalkboard_drawings_at_high_sch.html
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/06/06/eerie-chalkboard-drawings-frozen-in-time-for-100-years-discovered-in-oklahoma-school/

What we learn from Civil War recipes:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/02/411518221/slavery-famine-and-the-politics-of-pie-what-civil-war-recipes-reveal

… and a Civil War quiz:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/what-do-you-know-a-civil-war-pop-quiz/

… and pondering when/if it ever ended:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/04/did-the-american-civil-war-ever-end/

… and how it changed the Constitution:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/02/how-the-civil-war-changed-the-constitution/?_r=0

The BLM has to prove that ATVs aren’t a threat to sites in Utah:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/2553493-155/judge-gives-blm-3-years-to

More on dice etc. from a Utah cave:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3107314/Early-native-American-casino-Utah-cave-800-year-old-gambling-pieces-settled-disputes-helped-divide-chores.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Chavin era gargoyles from Pasco:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-two-chavin-gargoyles-found-in-chaupimarca-pasco-106545

Ancient Peruvians were more diverse than we thought, apparently:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-scientists-find-ancient-peruvians-more-diverse-than-first-thought-106397

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Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Seven ‘real life Indiana Jonses’:

http://io9.com/7-archaeologists-who-were-real-life-indiana-joneses-1708379511

The history of the world in clickbait headlines:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/media/a-history-of-the-world-in-clickbait-headlines-10300783.html

Studying the skeleton of a castrato:
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/01/castration-affected-skeleton-famous-opera-singer-farinelli/

They’re back looking for Amelia Earhart:

http://news.discovery.com/adventure/hunt-for-amelia-earhart-resumes-in-pacific-150601.htm

On the history of ‘female curves’ in 2500 years of art:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/05/25/ciencia/1432572979_472340.html

Chimps can apparently cook:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/chimps-mental-skills-cook-study-230355185.html#HyAfQbx
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/03/411748170/chimps-are-no-chumps-give-them-an-oven-theyll-learn-to-cook

Some art that was missing from a Boston Library was found … in the library:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33020224
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/05/412236456/lost-and-found-missing-rembrandt-d-rer-prints-turn-up-at-boston-library

Firing up an 1844 telegraph reporter:

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2015/06/04/cornell-telegraph-receiver/28476131/

Yoga might not be as ancient as claimed:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/01/411202468/those-yoga-poses-may-not-be-ancient-after-all-and-maybe-thats-ok

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Maimonides’ Misheh Torah:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4664960,00.html

A Museum of Underwater Antiquities for Greece:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/04/ancient-shipwrecks-and-secrets-revealed-at-the-greek-museum-of-underwater-antiquities/

An update on Iraq’s National Museum:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/06/150602-baghdad-iraq-national-museum-reopens/

Latest loans from the British Museum:

http://www.aina.org/news/20150602141925.htm

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using remote cameras to map a sunken pirate city in the Caribbean:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-robots-caribbean-infamous-sunken-pirate.html

… and in a somewhat similar vein, but in a Greek context:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/05/31/whats_it_take_to_find_the_antikythera_mechanism/

On touring sites with drones:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-drone-tour-ancient-history-180955413/?no-ist

… and use of drones in Yorubaland:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-yorubaland-drones-trail-plague.html

The ‘Volume Cartographer’ tool for looking at Herculaneum papyri:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-quest-knowledge-software-tool.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on what DNA tells us about ancient environments:

http://news.utexas.edu/2015/05/28/anthropologists-find-clues-in-ancient-dna
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/05/150528124515.htm

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/06/culture-crime-news-25-31-may-2015.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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Not sure if we mentioned these items Egypt recovered from Switzerland:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/131686/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-recovers–smuggled-artifacts-from-Switzerlan.aspx

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NUMISMATICA
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An Edward I coin from Wark Castle:

http://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/young-archaeologists-uncover-coin-era-9366729

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n22.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n23.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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OBITUARIES
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Jean Ritchie:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/arts/music/jean-ritchie-who-revived-appalachian-folk-songs-dies-at-92.html?_r=0
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac/audio-news-from-archaeologica/2230-audio-news-from-archaeologica-24-may-30-may-2015
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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(send in your notices!)
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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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