Explorator 18.09

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explorator 18.09 June 21, 2015
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Bob Heuman, Kris Curry, Alan Brockway, Richard Campbell,
Richard C. Griffiths,and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I haveleft no one out).

N.B. There is a distinct possibility that Explorator will be
somewhat irregular over the next month as I embark on various
Grand Tours at various times. Most of the time I should have
access to the internet, but it isn’t certain it will match up
with our usual Sunday delivery.
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Examination of 400 000 years b.p. teeth from Qesem Cave (Israel) provide early evidence of man-made pollution:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-year-old-dental-tartar-earliest-evidence.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/uoy-adp061815.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617125735.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3128818/400-000-year-old-teeth-reveal-evidence-man-pollution-shows-caveman-diet-really-balanced.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/400000-year-old-lifestyle-discovered-in-dental-tartar

Same story, but with more of a diet spin:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/400000-year-old-teeth-reveal-paleolithic-pollution/
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/17/the-real-paleo-diet-included-plants-and-not-just-meat/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of coverage of a study of millions of dog burials associated with Anubis at Saqqara:

http://www.livescience.com/51232-millions-of-dog-mummies-found.html
http://www.livescience.com/51228-photos-egyptian-dog-catacombs.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/new-study-lifts-lid-on-ancient-egyptian-mass-grave-of-8-million-mummified-dogs-and-puppies-10332739.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt/8-million-dog-mummies-found-in-mass-grave-150619.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Big bucks for a 3400 years b.p. Egyptian ‘shroud’ at auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79414

Rethinking ancient Egyptian marriage:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-egypt-historical-traditional-marriage-modern.html

Nice photos of Giza from space:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-super-sharp-view-great-pyramids-space.html

Feature on excavations at Sidon:

https://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2015/Jun-19/302773-sidon-archaeological-site-alters-global-views.ashx

Much coverage of the discovery of a 3000 years b.p. pot with the inscription Eshbaal on it:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4122
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-israeli-archaeologists-inscription-bible.html
http://www.livescience.com/51222-king-david-inscription-photos.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/rare-inscription-bearing-biblical-name-found-in-israel-150616.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
http://www.timesofisrael.com/inscription-bearing-name-from-davidic-era-found-at-ancient-site/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/196807
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Rare-inscription-from-King-David-era-discovered-in-the-Valley-of-Elah-406185
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79368
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2015/06/16/israeli-archaeologists-decipher-rare-inscription-on-a-3000-year-old-king-david-era-ceramic-jar/#038;%23038;%23038
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israeli-archaeologists-find-inscription-of-name-from-bible/2015/06/16/5c1e7c44-141a-11e5-8457-4b431bf7ed4c_story.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3126419/Who-Eshba-al-Ben-Beda-Mysterious-powerful-figure-lived-time-King-David-inscribed-3-000-year-old-pottery.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/canaanite-script-on-jar-fragments-now-deciphered

… and the spin, of course:

http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/david-indeed-king-of-israel/

Arsonists set fire to a storage rooms full of artifacts at Tel Kishon:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_heb.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4123
http://www.timesofisrael.com/arsonists-torch-storerooms-with-4000-year-old-artifacts/

… and arson is suspected at a fire started at the Church of the Loaves and Fishes in the Galilee:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-33183150
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Suspected-arson-on-Church-of-the-Multiplication-in-the-Galilee-406418
http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/.premium-1.662175

Sites in Izmir are bringing in the tourist bucks:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/izmir-heritage-sites-filling-state-coffers.aspx?PageID=238&NID=84011&NewsCatID=375

This week, ISIL is apparently planning to turn the site of Jonah’s tomb into a park:
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/06/20/Iraqi-ministry-ISIS-s-project-of-turning-Jonah-s-tomb-into-park-a-crime-.html

… and we’re hearing of mines being laid in Palmyra:

http://www.itv.com/news/update/2015-06-21/islamic-state-lays-mines-in-ancient-city-of-palmyra/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/reuters/article-3133333/Islamic-State-militants-plant-mines-bombs-Palmyra–monitoring-group.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Latest from the dig at Roman Maryport:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art529711-award-winning-maryport-roman-temples-project-begins-its-final-dig-at-hadrians-wall

A possible Roman temple from Lincoln?:

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Roman-temple-Lincoln-peek-dig-Tentercroft-Street/story-26700715-detail/story.html

The Italian press is just beginning to mention a Roman shipwreck find:

http://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/topnews/2015/06/21/ps-trova-nave-romana-in-mare-gallura_ff660853-c626-460a-a073-bc25a1b30930.html

2000 years b.p. salt pans from Kaunos:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-saltpan-first-in-anatolia-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=83887&NewsCatID=375

Evidence of a Rome-Pandyas (India) trade link:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/archaeological-excavation-in-sivaganga-uncovers-pandyaroman-trade-links/article7328683.ece

Feature on Roman remains off Nora (Sardinia):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/sardinia/11674903/Diving-in-Nora-Sardinia-the-sunken-road-to-Roman-ruins.html

On Roman underwear:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/19/caesar-undressing-ancient-romans-wore-leather-panties-and-loincloths/

More Roman graffiti … this time with a gladiatorial twist:

http://www.livescience.com/51203-ancient-graffiti-gladiator-combat-discovered.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/sex-gladiator-fights-roman-graffiti-n378666
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3130046/Locked-combat-eternity-Ancient-Roman-graffiti-depicts-epic-gladiator-battles-rivalry-chariot-races.html

Someone has resurrected the idea that the Athenian plague was Ebola:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/06/19/could-the-plague-of-athens-have-been-caused-by-ebola/
http://www.livescience.com/51236-ebola-strike-ancient-athens.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3128825/Did-Ebola-strike-ancient-Greece-Historian-argues-disease-infamous-Plague-Athens-2-400-years-ago.html

… and much attention was given to a disorder apparently spotted in a fresco of Priapus from Pompeii:

http://www.thelocal.it/20150618/was-there-a-penis-problem-in-pompeii
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3130219/Mystery-Priapus-massive-manhood-Archaeologists-claim-2-000-year-old-fresco-fertility-god-reveals-penis-disorder.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/06/15/fresco-of-priapus-from-pompeii-depicts-problematic-genitalia/

Werner Herzog thinks we’re losing touch with Classics:

http://blogs.wsj.com/speakeasy/2015/06/17/werner-herzog-thinks-we-are-losing-touch-with-ancient-wisdom/

Plans for a gladiatorial display at London’s amphitheatre:

http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/attractions/gladiator-team-brings-back-the-games-at-capitals-only-roman-amphitheatre-10326530.html

What Peter van Dommelin is up to:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/3888/40/

More on trap doors at the Colosseum:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/romes-colosseum-brought-back-to-life/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/how-ancient-romans-got-wild-animals-colosseum-180955580/

More on babies in Athenian Agora wells:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3124741/Mystery-450-ancient-Greek-dead-babies-solved-Remains-discovered-bottom-reveal-macabre-tradition-2-000-years-ago.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Very interesting 2500 years b.p. Celtic burial from France:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/laid-to-rest-with-chariot-and-solid-gold-torc
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3131308/Does-France-s-2-500-year-old-royal-tomb-belong-prince-princess-Stunning-Celtic-complete-chariot-jewels-leaves-archaeologists-baffled.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

They’re digging at Marden Henge:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR635667.aspx
http://phys.org/news/2015-06-exploring-ancient-life-vale-pewsey.html
http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Stone-circle-dwarf-Stonehenge/story-26717462-detail/story.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/exploring-ancient-life-under-the-shadow-of-stonehenge

Evidence of Spanish Armada shipwrecks off the Sligo shore:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-33173267
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/armada-artefacts-taken-from-seabed-31310049.html
http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/spanish-armada-relics-recovered-off-irish-coast-in-excellent-condition-682488.html

Medieval finds from Oxford:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/13335760.Archaeologists_hope_a_college_dig_will_reveal_city___s_early_days/

Interesting ‘feasting patterns’ from a prehistoric site in Wales:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/prehistoric-pig-bones-show-selective-feasting-patterns

Plans to investigate the site of the Battle of Hatfield:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art528807-archaeologists-plan-to-investigate-burial-site-which-could-rewrite-7th-century-battle-of-hatfield

A metal detectorist makes a major medieval find:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/man-finds-thousands-pounds-worth-9486885

The Duke of Wellington’s cloak is coming to auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79405

They were reenacting that Waterloo thing:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/06/20/415756499/at-waterloo-re-enactment-history-so-real-you-can-taste-it
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/18/opinion/the-waterloo-they-remembered.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/17/world/europe/200-years-after-waterloo-napoleon-still-wins-by-losing.html
http://rt.com/in-vision/waterloo-belgium-reenactment-battle/

A fire at a 19th century basilica in Nantes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33134463

More on the search for Henry I’s remains (nothing new, really):

http://www.livescience.com/51235-search-for-king-henry-tomb.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/search-king-henry-remains-centers-english-playground-n377901

More on that Merovingian jug found in Jutland:

http://sciencenordic.com/ancient-urn-hints-global-trade-network

More on Flag Fen:

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

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting study of a 12 000 + years b.p. dog mummified in Siberian ice:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0121-autopsy-carried-out-in-far-east-on-only-mummified-dog-ever-found-in-the-world/

Finds from various periods at Kayar (India):

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/nagpur/Unearthed-remains-of-a-3000-years-old-civilization/articleshow/47751464.cms

A Pandaya-era temple from Tamil Nadu:

http://zeenews.india.com/news/tamil-nadu/archaeologists-unearth-pandya-period-temple-foundation-in-tn_1616170.html

Nice feature on what they’ve found at the Sanxingdui site:

http://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/lost-city-uncovered-china-98836
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3126835/Chinese-archaeologists-Sanxingdui-city-wall-skeleton.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Nepal is reopening some of its heritage sites:

http://www.chinapost.com.tw/asia/other/2015/06/16/438510/Worries-as.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-33130231

Napoleon’s ‘getaway ship’ off Queensland?:

http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/napoleons-getaway-ship-found-in-qld/story-e6frfku9-1227398610409

In case you missed the virtual reconstruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/destroyed-statues-are-coming-back-life-afghanistan-180955601/

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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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Studying Shaker interactions in New Hampshire:

http://phys.org/news353504523.html
http://www.gazettenet.com/news/stateregion/17325855-95/dig-takes-a-look-at-how-shakers-interacted

As the Bow River erodes its banks, sites are revealed:

http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/uncovering-history-along-the-eroding-bow-river

More of a DNA story, but Kennewick Man apparently is definitely closer to Native Americans (but they’re still arguing):

http://phys.org/news353847406.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-06/fos–kms061715.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/science/new-dna-results-show-kennewick-man-was-native-american.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-33170655
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/17/dna-analysis-reignites-debate-9000-year-skeleton
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/kennewick-man%E2%80%99s-dna-links-him-present-day-native-americans
http://www.economist.com/news/united-states/21654672-dna-analysis-settles-mysteryand-perhaps-bitter-legal-wrangle-kenne-which-man?fsrc=rss%7Cust
http://www.nature.com/news/ancient-american-genome-rekindles-legal-row-1.17797
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/new-study-proves-kennewick-man-is-native-american-ancestor

Reanalysis of some bones from Colorado make them 2000+ years b.p.:

http://www.greeleytribune.com/news/ticker/16726255-113/university-of-northern-colorado-connection-in-discovery-of

Feature on the Camp Douglas dig:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2015/camp-douglas-excavations-of-major-civil-war-site-in-chicago-gets-underway

A time capsule from Missouri:

http://m.kmbc.com/news/missouri-cracks-open-1915-time-capsule/33663592

Michigan has a lot of shipwrecks, apparently:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/michigan-owns-1500-shipwrecks-180955620/

… and one of them isn’t the Griffin:

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

NAGPRA is 25 years old:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/06/09/spoils-wars-and-massacres-nagpra-25-years-later-160606

Timely feature on Emanuel AME church:

http://www.relevantmagazine.com/current/nation/6-key-moments-story-emanuel-ame-church

Feature on Brown students who fought in the Civil War:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/3937/32/

A couple on Skull and Bones:

https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4072/the-origins-of-the-tomb
https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4075/inside-skull-and-bones

On the first Yale Club:

https://yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3969/cincinnati-yale-club

The press obsession with that ‘gambling cave’ in Utah continues:

http://www.ksl.com/?sid=35121227&nid=1012&fm=most_popular&s_cid=popular-5

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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An important glyph has been deciphered associated with King Pakal:

http://www.nbcnews.com/science/weird-science/archaeologists-decipher-name-ancient-astronaut-maya-tomb-n376366
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/16/mexican-researchers-decode-mayan-king-pakal-tomb-name
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/16/us-mexico-mayanking-idUSKBN0OW1P220150616?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt

Reviving some Aztec booze:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/talking-back/archeologists-revive-alcoholic-beverage-from-the-earliest-years-of-the-neolithic-era-in-spanish/

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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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Add the UK to the list of countries with legislation designed to protect antiquities from war zones:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/21/britain-signs-up-to-protect-cultural-treasures-war-zones

Latest on the search for Amelia Earhart:

http://news.discovery.com/history/theory-on-amelia-earharts-emergency-camp-site-shifts-150618.htm
http://news.discovery.com/adventure/new-search-for-amelia-earharts-plane-begins-150615.htm

Interesting feature on restoration of a paint of Catherine of the Wheel:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-year-old-masterpiece-student.html

On the roots of languages:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/watch-how-indo-european-languages-conquered-earth-180955578/

Looking at a Shakespeare first edition:

http://abcnews.go.com/ThisWeek/rare-shakespeares-edition-dcs-folger-library/story?id=31756897

… while a second folio comes to auction:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/jun/18/rare-copy-shakespeare-second-folio-auction

Some guns Napoleon gave to his son are also coming to auction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-33115561

The Walter Scott Prize winner:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-33114376

Some Solstice stuff:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/world/6-ways-the-summer-solstice-used-to-be-celebrated-around-the-world-682901.html

… and Juneteenth:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/19/opinion/juneteenth-is-for-everyone.html

Marking Magna Carta’s 800th:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/world/europe/magna-carta-anniversary-celebrations.html
http://www.wsj.com/articles/magna-carta-eight-centuries-of-liberty-1432912022
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33126723
http://www.dw.de/magna-carta-at-800-what-role-does-it-play-today/a-18512071

… but not everyone is a Magna Carta fan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/opinion/stop-revering-magna-carta.html?smid=nytcore-iphone-share&smprod=nytcore-iphone
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/world/europe/magna-carta-still-posing-a-challenge-at-800.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/06/15/414616460/magna-carta-is-800-this-awful-thing-that-shaped-legal-rights

How the Turin Shroud got its image:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-33164668

On Halley’s comet:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-halley-comet.html

Who wrote the marginalia on Newton’s Principia?:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-wrote-isaac-newton-masterpiece.html

Tracing tuberculosis:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-team-strain-tuberculosis-years.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Monkton Farleigh Sun Disk:

http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/13342403.Bronze_Age_sun_disc_on_display_for_the_first_time_at_museum/

Jolly Flatboatmen:

http://www.npr.org/2015/06/17/414729110/in-1846-the-jolly-flatboatmen-did-a-different-sort-of-river-dance

Caleb Bingham:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/arts/design/navigating-the-west-celebrates-george-caleb-binghams-paintings.html

DSS:

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/dead-sea-scrolls-the-exhibition-unveils-new-set-of-scrolls-300100193.html

Unfinished Art:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-33167569

Sapiens:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/israel-museum-tells-story-of-sapiens-via-archaeology-and-art/

Samothrace:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_18/06/2015_551178

Gladiators and the Colosseum:

http://www.ottawacommunitynews.com/news-story/5681815-gladiator-exhibit-enters-the-arena-at-war-museum/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest to get the facial reconstruction treatment is a 7000 years b.p. female from Tehran:

http://en.mehrnews.com/news/107975/Face-of-Tehran-s-7-millennia-old-woman-reconstructed

Scanning an ibis:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/3929/31/

Using neutron scattering to conserve items:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-neutron-world-great-historic-monuments.html

On the growing use of LiDAR:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/jun/20/lidar-radar-archaeology-central-america

A map at Yale got the multispectral imaging treatment:

http://news.yale.edu/2015/06/11/hidden-secrets-yale-s-1491-world-map-revealed-multispectral-imaging

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A databank for ancient DNA:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-bank-global-access-ancient-dna.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150617091631.htm

Looking for Viking traces in Norman DNA:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-british-scientists-viking-norman-dna.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/16/hunt-for-viking-dna-among-normandy-residents-riles-anti-racism-activists

More on the development of light skin during the Bronze Age (?):

http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/74bd816eb2b3e6c8868d080b9db002dd.htm

More on the DNA roots of modern Europeans:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/16/science/dna-deciphers-roots-of-modern-europeans.html

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Roaring Cave (Scotland) is the latest to be brought up with evidence for climate change over the ages:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/06/150615103959.htm

Climate change is threatening/revealing Arctic artifacts:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/science/article/Archaeologists-say-climate-change-destroys-Arctic-6326519.php

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CRIME BEAT
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A Greek archaeologist has been arrested for pilfering items from digs, apparently for personal use:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/greek-archaeologist-held-allegedly-pilfering-digs-31858225
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/06/18/greek-police-hold-former-archaeologist-accused-pilfering-hundreds-finds-from/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/06/culture-crime-news-8-15-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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Iraq continues to recover items:

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=3909781&Itemid=1

The US returned some books to Sweden:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=79378

Egypt awaits another return from Germany:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/132755/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Unique-stolen-ancient-Egyptian-statue-to-return-fr.aspx

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on a Canaanite/Egyptian coin from Israel:

http://www.thejewishweek.com/features/lens/ancient-coin-canaanite-realm

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n24.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n25.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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Dr Faustus:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/14/theater/doctor-faustus-and-christopher-marlowe-return-to-new-york.html

The Old Masters:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/15/theater/review-the-old-masters-art-found-artist-lost-and-another-adrift.html

They’re making a biopic about Marie Curie:

http://phys.org/news/2015-06-marie-curie-women-struggle-science.html
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OBITUARIES
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Walter Liedtke:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/3938/32/
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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/2237-audio-news-from-archaeologica-7-jun-13-jun-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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