Explorator 18.08

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explorator 18.08 June 14, 2015
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On rabbits and Neanderthal extinction:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-rabbits-neanderthal-extinction.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150608102648.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3118028/Do-RABBITS-hold-key-Neanderthal-extinction-Ancient-cousins-couldn-t-adapt-catch-fast-prey-study-reveals.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/why-did-modern-humans-hunt-and-eat-rabbit-while-neanderthals-didnt

Suggesting early Europeans contributed to the mammoth demise:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3116633/Did-early-Europeans-wipe-mammoth-Gravettian-people-gorged-roasted-meat-used-bones-fuel-study-reveals.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Upper Paleolithic stone tools from Jordan point to a division of labour:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-stone-tools-jordan-dawn-division.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/ehs-stf061215.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/upper-palaeolithic-toolmakers-achieved-a-division-of-labour

More on the latest Out of Africa spin:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/ancient-human-migration-route-marked-by-snail-shell-bread-crumbs/

Some humour:

http://safr.kingfeatures.com/Bizarro/2015/06/Bizarro_p.20150609_385.gif

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AFRICA
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Concerns for Sibudu Cave:

http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/threat-to-ancient-cave-1.1868956

Archaeologists are checking out the Mapela (Zimbabwe) site again:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/mapela-archaeologists-re-visit-a-forgotten-urban-site-in-zimbabwe

On meat eating and brain evolution:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/sorry-vegans-eating-meat-and-cooking-food-is-how-humans-got-their-big-brains/2012/11/26/3d4d36de-326d-11e2-bb9b-288a310849ee_story.html

More on that slave shipwreck off Mozambique:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-archaeologist-resurfaces-stories-sunken-slave.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Six ‘Late Period’ tombs from near Aswan:

http://www.thecairopost.com/news/154387/news/6-unique-tombs-discovered-west-of-aswan-antiquities-minister

Attempted suicide bombing at Karnak foiled, sort of:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/11/world/middleeast/karnak-temple-luxor-egypt-attack.html
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Jun-12/301680-egypt-fears-for-tourism-investment-after-foiled-massacre-in-luxor.ashx
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/10/egypt-violence-idUSL5N0YW1JH20150610
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/36d87c5e5155576f0fbe8f568a7f12d6.htm

A pair of curators arrested for forging antiquities:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/131781/Heritage/Museums/Two-curators-arrested-in-Egypt-for-forging-antiqui.aspx

Studying the cemeteries of Amarna:

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

Traces of the first farmers in Jordan:

http://www.euronews.com/2015/06/08/jordan-s-black-desert-may-hold-key-to-earth-s-first-farmers/

Byzantine-era church found during Jerusalem highway construction:

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/1,500-year-old-church-uncovered-near-Jerusalem-road-10-Jun-2015.aspx
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=405585
http://www.livescience.com/51160-ancient-church-excavated-in-israel.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/1500-year-old-church-found-near-israels-main-highway-150610.htm
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/10/highway-construction-workers-in-israel-uncover-an-ancient-roadside-rest-stop-with-a-major-spiritual-touch/
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-church-uncovered-during-highway-project-israel-114929487.html
http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/1.660496
http://www.timesofisrael.com/byzantine-era-church-uncovered-in-jerusalem-highway-expansion/
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/06/11/ancient-church-uncovered-during-highway-project-in-israel/

The Tel Burna excavation blog is running:

https://telburna.wordpress.com/2015/06/13/week-1-summary-2/

Feature on Assyrian queens (registering on the ASOR blog is free, by the way):

http://asorblog.org/2015/06/11/the-life-and-health-of-assyrian-queens/

Latest on the Kedem Centre:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=405400

Lebanon is stockpiling purloined artifacts it is intercepting:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2015/Jun-12/301722-lebanon-safeguards-regions-cultural-heritage.ashx

In case you missed the news of Saudi airstrikes destroying sites in Yemen:

http://www.startribune.com/explosion-destroys-ancient-site-in-yemen/307215871/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-33108113

A feature from 1926 on Palmyra:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/12/palmyra-syria-archaeology-tourism-isis-archive-1926

… and one on Urkesh (which we may have mentioned already):

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

On ISIS and their selling of antiquities:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/how-isis-funds-activities-through-sale-of-ancient-artifacts-1.3095925
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/islamic-state-isnt-just-destroying-ancient-artifacts–its-selling-them/2015/06/08/ca5ea964-08a2-11e5-951e-8e15090d64ae_story.html?tid=sm_tw

… and Facebook took down some pages purporting to sell items:

http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/11/facebook-purges-pages-offering-priceless-isis-plunder-for-sale/

… and more OpEds:

http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21654065-well-killing-people-islamic-state-smashing-up-ancient-works-art-only
http://www.smh.com.au/world/the-unbelievable-damage-islamic-state-has-done-to-ancient-sites-in-iraq-and-syria-20150610-ghka5a.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/10/us-mideast-crisis-antiquities-analysis-idUSKBN0OQ16320150610?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews
http://www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&catid=22&pageid=16823&g=1

This is probably an appropriate place to put this item on not buying antiquities:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/12/five-reasons-you-shouldnt-buy-that-ancient-artifact/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman gold rings from an Irish beach:

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/two-ancient-roman-gold-rings-found-on-irish-beach-31297055.html
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/12/irish-mans-rare-beach-discovery-back-to-the-ancient-roman-empire/
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/roman-rings-beach-find-treasure-31295368.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-33092685

Interesting reanalysis of Rome’s water supply:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-travertine-reveals-ancient-roman-aqueduct.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150610161736.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/crwi-tra061015.php

Ancient Greece had rather impressive economic growth:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2015/june/greek-economy-growth-061115.html
http://scienceblog.com/78803/stanford-scholar-debunks-longheld-beliefs-economic-growth-ancient-greece/

Looking at underwater remains in the Bay of Naples:

http://europe.newsweek.com/discovering-roman-ruins-underwater-towns-gulf-naples-328521

They’re still arguing about purported Philip II bones, apparently:

http://www.livescience.com/51172-alexander-the-great-family-tomb-mystery.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/burned-bones-in-alexander-the-great-tomb-give-up-few-secrets-150612.htm

Theft of a Roman head from one of the forts on Hadrian’s Wall:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-33083455

Exhibition hype about gladiators:

http://ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/local-arts/gladiators-were-hockey-players-of-their-day-except-that-most-of-them-died-on-their-first-day

Not sure where to put this one … a pile of ‘lost’ papyri was rediscovered in a Basel library:

http://www.thelocal.ch/20150610/ancient-papyrus-texts-found-in-basel-university

An analysis of those infant bones from a well in Athens’ Agora found back in the 1930s:

http://www.newsweek.com/discovery-dead-infants-athenian-well-sheds-light-ancient-greek-society-341681
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/12/mystery-of-infant-skeletons-found-in-athens-ancient-agora-well-solved/

Suggestion that a well-known fresco from Pompeii reveals a penis disorder:

http://news.discovery.com/history/art-history/penis-disorder-found-in-fertility-god-pompeii-portrait-150612.htm

Feature on Roman finds from Abermagwr:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art528407-olive-oil-and-dog-paw-prints-archaeologists-say-villa-discovery-reveals-wales-roman-trading-links

Illegal houses in Sicily’s Valley of the Temples must be destroyed:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11665293/Prosecutors-in-Sicily-issue-final-ultimatum-to-destroy-illegal-houses-in-ancient-Valley-of-the-Temples.html

Sotheby’s was auctioning off items claimed to be from Amphipolis:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/10/sothebys-selling-antiquities-claiming-they-come-from-amphipolis/

… while Bonham’s returned a head of Hermes which had been smuggled out of Greece a while ago:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/09/bonhams-returns-ancient-hermes-head-illegally-smuggled-out-of-greece/

There’s a graffiti problem at the Acropolis:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite3_1_10/06/2015_550847

Plans to recreate the Roman harbour at Urla:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-roman-harbor-to-reappear-in-urla-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=83668&NewsCatID=375

Classical connections in ‘Game of Thrones’:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2015/06/09/game_of_thrones_is_a_classical_tragedy_don_t_be_so_shocked_my_the_deaths.html
http://www.geek.com/news/game-of-thrones-goes-all-greek-mythology-on-shireen-1624615/
http://theconversation.com/game-of-thrones-has-reignited-the-greek-tale-of-iphigeneia-43117

Revisiting Black Athena:

http://guardianlv.com/2015/06/the-black-athena-debate-egypt-not-greece-spawned-western-civilization/

A nice APOD to be your latest wallpaper:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap150608.html

More ancient Lego:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/winnipeg-art-gallery-shows-off-lego-roman-replicas-1.3107909

More on trap doors at the Colosseum:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79219
http://news.discovery.com/history/rome-colosseum-unveils-wild-beasts-trapdoor-150608.htm
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/lion-elevator-restored-romes-gladiator-colosseum-n371376
http://www.news.com.au/technology/innovation/ancient-killing-machine-reconstructed-at-colosseum-in-rome-1500-years-on/story-fnjwucti-1227388318123
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3114334/Experts-rebuild-lift-hoist-beasts-Colosseum-1-500-years-ago.html
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2015/06/05/heres-how-ancient-romans-got-wild-animals-onto-the-colosseum-floor/

More on Roman items from an Ethiopian burial:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3117330/The-grave-Sleeping-Beauty-discovered-2-000-year-old-Ethiopian-site-reveals-beautiful-woman-sleep-staring-mirror.html
http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/664018/s/470059f4/sc/14/l/0L0Stheguardian0N0Cworld0C20A150Cjun0C0A70Cancient0Eethiopia0Egravesite0Etreasure0Erome/story01.htm

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A Norfolk graffiti survey has some interesting spins:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-33098831

A medieval wall from Lincolnshire County:

http://www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/news/discovery-of-medieval-wall-at-east-west-link-road-site/126254.article
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-33064058

Some defences associated with Flint Castle have turned up:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-33032562

Medieval ships from Estonia:

http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/estonian-construction-workers-dig-up-medieval-ships-771012

1000 years b.p. pitcher from Jutland:

http://cphpost.dk/news/archaeologists-find-1000-year-old-pitcher-in-jutland.html
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/06/08/cornwall_traded_gold_ireland_bronze_age/

Humans caused a good chunk of the floods in the Netherlands over the past 500 years:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/humans-caused-a-third-of-floods-in-the-past-500-years-in-southwest-netherlands

Plans to revisit the Must Farms site:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/bronze-age-site-destroyed-by-fire-to-be-excavated-further

More on gold trade between Ireland and Cornwall:

http://www.livescience.com/51126-prehistoric-ireland-gold-artifacts.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0608/Ancient-trade-route-shows-gold-s-enduring-power

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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An Iron Age (?) infant burial from Talagada:

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150609/jsp/odisha/story_24615.jsp#.VX13oeebM2c

An interesting warrior burial from Kazakhstan:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/08/bronze-arrowhead-embedded-in-spine-shows-elite-iron-age-warrior-survived-battle/

An interesting inscription in the Brahmi script from Bhairavthan:

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150608/jsp/jharkhand/story_24473.jsp#.VX14_-ebM2c

Remains of a 2000 years b.p. city at Jamraon:

http://www.asianage.com/india/remains-2000-year-old-city-discovered-chhattisgarh-971

The ASI found a pile of purloined antiquities in a Singapore museum:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/india-others/smuggled-indian-antiques-discovered-by-archaeological-survey-of-india-in-singapore-musueum/
http://www.newindianexpress.com/nation/ASI-Discovers-Treasure-Trove-of-Smuggled-Art-in-Singapore/2015/06/14/article2865927.ece

Latest from Mes Aynak:

http://www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_news/article1568755.ece?CMP=OTH-gnws-standard-2015_06_13

A recently-auctioned map might reignite a China-Philippines land dispute:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/china-and-philippines-diplomatic-row-ignited-after-old-map-found-washed-up-under-newcastle-housing-estate-10317024.html

Strange conservation practices in Gujarat:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Buddha-short-circuit-Gujarat-conservation-ruins-cave/articleshow/47636885.cms

Concerns for Lothal:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedabad/Lothal-City-of-Dead-being-killed-slowly/articleshow/47601740.cms
Interesting ‘restoration’ of the Bamiyan Buddhas:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/11/afghanistan-bamiyan-buddha_n_7564048.html?ir=Technology

Another potential World Heritage site for Australia:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/could-budj-bim-in-western-victoria-be-australias-20th-world-heritage-site-20150605-ghh212.html
Feature on the Plain of Jars:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/ancient-urns-or-drinking-vessels-giants-behind-laos-mysterious-plain-jars-180955462

More on that 2000 years b.p. pearl:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/2000-year-old-natural-pearl-found-in-kimberley-shell-midden

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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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A bison butchering site from Oklahoma:

http://westerndigs.org/11500-year-old-bison-butchering-site-discovered-in-oklahoma/

A 200 years b.p. horse burial from St Augustine:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/10/florida-horse-skeleton-burial-archaeological-dig/71001618/
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/story/entertainment/events/st-augustine-450th/2015/06/09/in-archaeological-dig/28724673/

Not sure what to make of this ‘Indian Camp Ranch’ development:

http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/science/2015/06/indian_camp_ranch_private_archaeology_looting_destruction_of_puebloan_sites.html

Some disappointment at the Camp Security dig:

http://www.ydr.com/local/ci_28295643/soil-disturbances-at-camp-security-dig-are-not

There’s a field school at Fort Vancouver:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2015/jun/08/summer-archaeology-field-school-public-see/

No, again, it’s not the Griffin:

http://www.mlive.com/news/muskegon/index.ssf/2015/06/not_the_griffin_state_archeolo.html

On Iced Tea history:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/09/412984583/as-american-as-iced-tea-a-brief-sometimes-boozy-history?sc=17&f=1001

More coverage of the ‘gambling cave’ in Utah:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/prehistori-vegas-cave-hosted-ancient-gambling-photos-150609.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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3800 years b.p. statuettes from Peru:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-year-old-statuettes-peru.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-caral-civilisation-3800-year-old-statuettes-priestess-politicians-discovered-peru-1505386
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/10/3800-year-old-artifacts-discovered-in-ancient-peruvian-city/#038;%23038;%23038

I think we mentioned these Titicaca burials a while ago:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3106161/The-fighting-doctors-Ancient-skeletons-Lake-Titicaca-reveal-history-brutal-brawls-evidence-surgery.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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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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Someone is going to recreate some mead recipes … for medicinal purposes, of course:

http://www.businessinsider.com/r-honey-based-mead-may-curb-antibiotic-resistance-say-makers-2015-6

Pondering Magna Carta:

http://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/magna-carta-the-essence-of-the-west-or-irrelevant-scrap-of-paper
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/06/12/magna-carta-800-years-old/71124764/

Marking the birth of Yeats:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/06/12/413619716/in-the-rolling-hills-of-galway-spirit-of-w-b-yeats-lives-on

On ancient wine secrets:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/06/08/412039092/georgias-giant-clay-pots-hold-an-8-000-year-old-secret-to-great-wine?sc=17&f=1008

A gift of Napoleon is coming to auction:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33115561

… as is a Degas sculpture:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33091027

Another contentious auction of Native American items in France:

http://m.france24.com/en/20150610-native-americans-fail-halt-artefact-auction-france?ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=editorial&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&aef_campaign_date=2015-06-10&dlvrit=66745

Eight genuinely dysfunctional royal families:

http://www.livescience.com/51156-8-dysfunctional-royal-families.html

Feature on skeletons that have been identified:

http://www.livescience.com/51140-skeletons-with-names.html

Not sure where to put this one: plans to salvage the SS Connaught:

http://koin.com/2015/06/08/treasure-aboard-luxury-cruise-ship-about-to-be-raised/

Not happy with an Old Masters sale associated with Ireland:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/03/arts/design/sale-of-old-masters-sets-off-an-outcry-in-ireland.html

On back pain:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2015/06/08/412314701/lost-posture-why-indigenous-cultures-dont-have-back-pain?sc=17&f=1007

Interesting feature on Adam Sedgwick:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-great-geologist-species.html

A monument for Gavril Princip?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-33048005

More on those 100 years b.p. chalkboards:

http://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/oklahoma-high-school-stunned-find-100-year-chalkboard/story?id=31618253

Review of Monro Price, *Napoleon*:

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/09/412880802/napoleon-in-new-jersey-gym-tan-conquer?sc=17&f=1008

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/pompeii-exhibition-opens-at-rom-1.3106480?cmp=rss
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79193
https://storify.com/rogueclassicist/rogueclassicist-goes-to-rompeii

Gods, Heroes, and Athletes:

http://www.madrid.org/cs/Satellite?c=MUSE_Actividad_FA&cid=1354413073374&language=es&pageid=1161326540454&pagename=Museos%2FMUSE_Actividad_FA%2FMUSE_actividad

Classics:

http://canada.greekreporter.com/2015/06/10/impressive-opening-event-for-ancient-greece-exhibition-in-canada/
http://www.macleans.ca/culture/arts/gaze-upon-the-eyes-of-ancient-greece/

Maya: Hidden Worlds:

http://sdnhm.org/maya/
http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2015/jun/10/maya-hidden-worlds-revealed-san-diego/

Rembrandt, Titian, Bellotto:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79203

Van Gogh:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/design/review-van-gogh-and-nature-exploring-the-outside-world-in-high-relief.html

Flaming June:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/design/review-flaming-june-arrives-in-new-york-preceded-by-its-reputation.html

Poop:

http://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Excrement-exciting-at-Flint-museum-s-latest-6320470.php

On the Piraeus underwater museum:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/greece/2015/06/08/greece-piraeus-museum-of-underwater-antiquities-unveiled_816bfd1b-f0f4-41b7-b0df-1f276591f20e.html

The Acropolis Museum is six years old:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/13/greeces-acropolis-museum-celebrates-sixth-anniversary-with-samothrace-antiquities/

On the Waddesdon Bequest:

http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2015/06/12/a-rothschild-renaissance-reimagining-the-waddesdon-bequest/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Applying multispectral imaging to a 15th century map:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-hidden-secrets-world-revealed-multispectral.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Latest on the DNA roots of modern Europeans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/science/dna-deciphers-roots-of-modern-europeans.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-dna-language-bronze-age-europe-20150612-story.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/the-birth-of-modern-eurasia-began-5000-years-ago

On lactose intolerance and light skin (likely the same as the above):

http://phys.org/news353225562.html
http://news.discovery.com/human/genetics/asians-europeans-fair-lactose-intolerant-5000-years-ago-150610.htm
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/our-european-ancestors-brought-farming-languages-and-a-love-of-dairy-study-shows-10311317.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33057927

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change apparently contributed to the demise of Caral:

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2015/06/13/climate-change-was-behind-biggest-crisis-in-americas-oldest-civilization/

A cave in South Dakota might reveal things about climate change in the past:

http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/07/south-dakota-cave-climate-change
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-untouched-cave-clues-black-hills.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Peru:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11461825

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CRIME BEAT
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The verdict of the Jacobovici-Zias lawsuit is in:

http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Court-rules-that-film-on-Jesus-tomb-marriage-to-Mary-Magdalene-was-not-a-fraud-405365
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/10/lost-tomb-of-jesus-fraud_n_7557764.html

Israel sentenced the six Palestinian ‘Cave of the Skulls’ tombaroli:

http://www.livescience.com/51145-antiquities-thieves-sentenced-prison.html
http://news.yahoo.com/cave-skulls-robbers-prison-term-israel-194636627.html
http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/.premium-1.660450
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196501
http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4119
http://www.timesofisrael.com/naked-archaeologist-jacobovici-wins-libel-case/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/06/culture-crime-news-1-7-june-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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Egypt recovered an item from a German auction:

http://www.thecairopost.com/news/155390/topnews/egypt-recovers-2700-year-old-statue-from-auction-house-in-germany

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

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

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n24.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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Carl Nielsen:

http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2015/06/09/411256072/evenly-odd-carl-nielsens-distinctive-symphonies?sc=17&f=1039

On Tristan und Isolde:

http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2015/06/10/411525906/tristan-und-isolde-the-love-story-that-changed-opera-for-good?sc=17&f=1039

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OBITUARIES
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Richard Adams:

http://www.mysanantonio.com/obituaries/article/Renowned-archaeologist-Adams-studied-Mayan-culture-6324139.php

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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/2234-audio-news-from-archaeologica-31-may-6-jun-2015
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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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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