Explorator 18.21 … September 13, 2015

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Bob Heuman, Hernan Astudillo, Rick Heli, Trevor Ogden,
Sean David Reynolds, 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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Plenty of coverage of a possible new addition to the human family tree (Naledi):

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-bones-south-african-cave-reveal.html
http://feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/fossils_ruins/archaeology/~3/qpmF6c4PpbM/150910084610.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uow-fta091015.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34192447
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11855405/Homo-naledi-a-new-species-of-human-discovered-in-a-cave-in-South-Africa.html
http://www.livescience.com/52132-new-human-species-with-orange-size-brain-performed-ritual-burials.html
http://www.livescience.com/52130-new-human-homo-naledi-photos.html
http://www.dw.com/en/new-species-of-human-discovered-in-south-africa/a-18705543
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/10/new-species-of-ancient-human-discovered-claim-scientists
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/09/10/437249183/south-african-cave-yields-strange-bones-of-early-human-like-species
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2015/09/10/new-species-human-ancestor/
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/11/science/south-africa-fossils-new-species-human-ancestor-homo-naledi.html?_r=0
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0911/Could-newly-discovered-humans-shatter-history
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0910/Ancient-burial-chamber-raises-deep-questions-about-early-human-relatives-video
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/09/ciencia/1441800892_046663.html
http://www.latercera.com/noticia/tendencias/2015/09/659-646624-9-descubren-en-africa-nuevo-antepasado-del-hombre-el-homo-naledi.shtml
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2015/09/10/new-species-human-ancestor/#.VfVwV3tto2c
http://news.yahoo.com/fossil-first-ancient-human-relative-may-buried-dead-105613147.html
http://elifesciences.org/content/4/e09560
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/fossils-found-in-african-cave-are-new-species-of-human-kin-say-scientists/2015/09/09/b9b4dbee-56f7-11e5-abe9-27d53f250b11_story.html?tid=sm_tw
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/new-species-of-human-relative-added-to-family-tree

… but not everyone is convinced:

http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/jury-still-out-on-h-naledi-discovery-1.1915143
http://www.abc.net.au/am/content/2015/s4310461.htm

… even so, the story of the discovery itself is interesting:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-narrow-amazing-discovery.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11855516/First-look-How-scientists-discovered-our-new-human-ancestor-Homo-naledi.html
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/639691/?sc=c52
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uoca-sfc090915.php

… and there’s some analysis of the implications:

http://www.boston.com/news/science/2015/09/12/will-new-species-change-everything-thought-knew-about-human-history/3EdQluQFmChYNfDhm6ze9I/story.html
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/13/homo-naledi-new-light-orogins-of-species
http://phys.org/news/2015-09-shouldering-burden-evolution.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/homo-naledi-discovery-of-new-species-means-link-between-intelligence-and-brain-size-is-no-longer-clear-10495488.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150910-human-evolution-change/

… and background:

http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/3-famous-discoveries-from-the-Cradle-of-Humankind-20150910
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0909/How-the-human-race-stands-on-some-big-and-ancient-shoulders
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2015/09/09/ancient-shoulders-show-signs-of-humanitys-ape-like-past/
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/evolution/humanitys-origins/

… and an oops moment:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/PoweredByOsteons/~3/v6QlE-4GvIk/who-needs-osteologist-installment-29.html

Sort of a techy story … crowdsourcing the search for fossils in the Turkana basin:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34179594

Not sure where to put this one … on the role of grandmothers in ‘pairing people up’:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-grandmas-people-pair-human-longevity.html

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AFRICA
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2000 years b.p. burial from Aksum:

http://edition.cnn.com/2015/06/15/africa/sleeping-beauty-2000-year-old-remains/index.html?eref=edition

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Concerns for security at Egyptian sites:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/en/originals/2015/08/egypt-lax-security-archaeological-sites.html

Concerns for sites in Alexandria:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2015/09/egypt-alexandria-destruction-military-history-geography.html

More on falcon rearing in ancient Egypt:

http://www.livescience.com/52119-bird-mummy-autopsy.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/mummified-kestrel-virtual-autopsy-points-to-choking-as-cause-of-death

Possible Kingdom of Urartu burials from Vans:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3224455/Unearthed-2-800-years-Turkish-archaeologists-Kingdom-Uratu-pithos-tombs-painstaking-excavation.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Recreating Hittite meals:

http://www.dailysabah.com/food/2015/09/09/archaeological-team-prepares-4000-year-old-hittite-meals

A foiled attempt at mosaic theft from a sixth-century church:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200410

More on the Gath dig:

http://www.cjnews.com/node/143190?q=node/143194

Torah? There’s an app for that:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/app-brings-english-speakers-3000-years-of-jewish-scholarship/

Interesting feature on Aramaic:

http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2015/09/aramaic-middle-east-language/404434/

Excellent piece on the GJW controversy:

http://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2015/09/why-scientists-and-scholars-cant-get-their-facts-straight/404254/

Refreshingly little on ISIL’s activities this week … some OpEds:

http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/isis_looting_and_destruction_of_heritage_sites_has_roots_in_ideology_and_fi
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2015/09/05/437616132/as-isis-destroys-artifacts-could-some-antiquities-have-been-saved

Nice piece on following the trail of looted artifacts:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/isis-looted-syrian-ancient-artifacts-black-market-us-and-europe/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a 6th century B.C. home on the Quirinal (!):

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-excavation-rome-home-city-bigger.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2015/09/10/ancient-home-find-changes-rome-map_90bfecf0-a860-476d-ad17-0290d01ef3de.html
http://www.thelocal.it/20150910/sixth-century-home-found-rome
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/09/10/the-discovery-of-a-6th-century-b-c-show-that-ancient-rome-was-bigger-than-thought/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/11854879/Ancient-house-shows-the-spread-of-Roman-suburbia.html
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/archeologists-discover-6th-century-bc-home-under-palazzo-in-rome-1.2554750
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2015/09/09/discovery-ancient-roman-home-shows-residential-city-bigger-than-thought/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/excavation-of-rome-home-leads-to-startling-ancient-discovery/
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/world/articleGallery/Excavation-of-Rome-home-shows-city-bigger-than-6493396.php

Nice feature on the Gabii dig:

http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2015/09/roman-history-trowel-by-trowel/

Very interesting (much pre-Classical) ‘elephant’ skeleton from Arcadia:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/09/11/ancient-elephant-skeleton-found-in-arcadia-greece/

On Roman ‘influence’ in Kilkenny:

http://www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/kilkenny-news/romans-had-a-strong-influence-on-kilkenny-1-6944299

Mapping Pompeii:

http://digitalhumanities.umass.edu/pbmp/?p=1290

A tap replacement at Pompeii is causing ire:

http://www.thelocal.it/20150911/pompeiis-tasteless-taps-spark-online-revolt

What Holt Parker is up to:

http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=22177

On Achilles and Donald Trump:

http://www.iwf.org/news/2798172/How-Achilles-Can-Help-Us-Understand-Donald-Trump

Seamus Heaney’s translation of book six of the Aeneid is coming soon:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2015/sep/10/new-seamus-heaney-translation-to-be-published-next-year
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/books/new-translation-by-poet-seamus-heaney-will-be-a-classic-31517994.html

Reviews of Holland, *Dynasty*:

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/dynasty-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-house-of-caesar-by-tom-holland-review-a2944741.html

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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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Evidence of ‘porridge’ as part of the diet from a Gravettian site in Italy (really a techy story?):

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-ancient-pestle-paleolithic-people-ground.html
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/13652645.Ancient_tool_reveals_secrets_of_stone_age_porridge/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3225117/Did-Stone-Age-man-enjoy-PORRIDGE-Oat-traces-pestle-grinder-suggests-grains-pulverised-make-dish.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Neolithic remains (and later) from Dunwich:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-34197806

A Neolithic burial from Scotland has the oldest case of rickets in the UK:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-neolithic-skeleton-reveals-early-history.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-34208976

Last week we were just beginning to hear of the ‘Superhenge’ down the road from Stonehenge … plenty of coverage this week:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-stonehenge-archeologists-huge-neolithic-site.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150907114556.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-34156673
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-34171326
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/shortcuts/2015/sep/07/superhenge-standing-stones-near-stonehenge
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/stonehenge-temple-near-site-shows-evidence-of-a-religious-revolution–when-britons-switched-from-worshipping-landscape-features-to-a-solar-cult-10488928.html
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/07/stonehenge-archaeology-ritual-arena-neolithic-monument
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0908/Super-henge-Archaeologists-use-radar-technology-to-find-Neolithic-monument
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/stonehenge-archeologists-huge-neolithic-120240338.html
http://www.livescience.com/52112-super-henge-discovered-near-stonehenge.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3224523/Stonehenge-II-Radar-search-reveals-giant-monument-4-500-years-ago-just-one-mile-famous-Wiltshire-site.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2015/09/08/newly-discovered-superhenge/
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/07/ciencia/1441632390_754339.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2015/0908/There-s-a-new-Stonehenge-in-town.-What-will-it-tell-us
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/uk/southwestengland/11848955/Durrington-Walls-standing-stones-a-visitors-guide-to-the-newest-Stonehenge-site.html
http://nhpr.org/post/stonehenge-has-new-old-neighbor-row-huge-stones-found-nearby
http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/13649403.Bradford_professor_helps_uncover_major_prehistoric_stone_monument_near_Stonehenge/

Remains of an Anglo Saxon settlement in Monmouth:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/13651395.Archaeologists_discover_ancient_Anglo_Saxon_settlement_in_Monmouth/

The search is on for the mass grave of The Lizard:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-34221883
http://www.westbriton.co.uk/Archaeological-dig-hunt-Lizard-shipwreck-mass/story-27756891-detail/story.html
http://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-07/could-the-mystery-over-300-year-old-shipwreck-off-cornwall-soon-be-solved/

Not sure if we mentioned this earliest-stone-wall-found-in-Poland story:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/archaeologists-discover-earliest-known-stone-wall-in-poland

What cod bones from the Mary Rose reveal:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-cod-bones-mary-rose-reveal.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uoc-cbf090815.php
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cod-bones-from-mary-rose-reveal-globalised-fish-trade-in-tudor-england
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/mary-rose-cod-bones-reveal-16th-century-fishing-trade-from-iceland-to-newfoundland

They’re digging at Bradford’s old football stadium:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-34167740

What they found at Leiston Abbey recently:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-34157573

Questioning the origins of the Lewis Chessmen:

http://www.thenational.scot/news/origins-of-lewis-chessmen-questioned-in-new-book.7456

A 12th century gold ring from Ireland has been designated treasure:

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/news/gold-ring-found-during-roadworks-in-ireland-declared-12th-century-treasure-31514212.html

The venerable Bede’s lost skull cast has been located:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-34168233

A chapel in King’s Lynn has been restored and reopened:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34209673

More on finds from the Vistula:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-river-reveals-17th-century-secrets.html
http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,406391,ancient-pottery-fragments-of-bridges-and-ships-found-in-the-vistula.html

More on those Battle of Dunbar remains:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/mass-grave-skeletons-are-17th-century-scottish-soldiers-from-battle-of-dunbar

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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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Clues about the ancient residents of Guam:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-clues-guam-ancient-residents.html

Semi-touristy piece on Laos’ Plain of Jars:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150810-laos-strange-plain-of-jars

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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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10 000 years b.p. tools from a Redmond site:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-uncovers-year-old-stone-tools.html
http://www.krem.com/story/news/local/northwest/2015/09/12/seattle-area-dig-yields-10000-year-old-stone-tools/72145372/
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Seattle-area-dig-yields-10-000-year-old-stone-6500426.php
http://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/science/10000-year-old-stone-tools-unearthed-in-redmond/

They were quaffing ‘coffee’ or ‘cocoa’ in southern North America some 1250 years b.p., apparently:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-people-southwest-valued-caffeine-ad.html
http://westerndigs.org/use-of-cocoa-black-drink-widespread-in-pre-contact-southwest-study-finds/
http://www.denverpost.com/food/ci_28789446/study-caffeine-trade-thrived-ancient-america?source=rss
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/09/08/437580856/1-000-years-ago-caffeinated-drinks-had-native-americans-buzzing
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3225550/The-energy-drinks-American-Indians-drank-frothy-chocolate-drinks-stimulants-ceremonial-rituals-1-250-years-ago.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Trailing Lewis and Clark:

http://io9.com/archaeologists-tracked-lewis-and-clark-by-following-the-1727887223

Analyzing how folks on the 1813 wreck of the Neva survived in Alaska:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-archaeologists-piece-crew-survived-shipwreck.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/nsf-apt091015.php
http://www.livescience.com/52122-neva-shipwreck-survivors.html
http://www.adn.com/article/20150910/artifacts-found-may-be-related-russian-shipwreck
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0910/1813-Alaska-shipwreck-How-they-survived
http://www.nsf.gov/news/news_summ.jsp?cntn_id=136012&org=NSF
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3230683/Real-life-Robinson-Crusoes-icy-wilderness-Campsite-reveals-19th-century-sailors-survived-MONTH-using-makeshift-tools-shipwreck-Alaska.html

Mountain Meadows Massacre burials found:

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2015/sep/13/resting-places-of-victims-in-1857-massa-2/

They found some interesting things digging at Toronto’s St Lawrence Market:

http://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2015/09/08/180-year-old-artifacts-uncovered-at-st-lawrence-market-north.html
http://www.insidetoronto.com/news-story/5833349-st-lawrence-market-redevelopment-turns-up-rich-archeological-record/

Melting ice in Yellowstone is revealing plenty of sites:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/melting-ice-yellowstone-revealing-ancient-artifacts-180956488/

Trying to figure out the origns of some ‘Spanish armour’ from Texas:

http://westerndigs.org/origin-of-spanish-armor-found-in-texas-desert-stumps-scientists/

St Augustine is turning 450:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/us-oldest-city-st-augustine-florida-180956434/

A grave marker for a Civil War medal of honor recipient:

http://www.stripes.com/news/civil-war-moh-recipient-buried-in-pauper-s-grave-gets-marker-1.367647#

Nice overview piece on the migration to the Americas:

http://www.nature.com/news/fishing-for-the-first-americans-1.18334

Latest idiot vandalism is at the Alamo:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/06/vandal-carves-name-into-alamo-car-key/71827314/

More on that shipwreck in the Nanticoke River:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/rising-from-maryland-waters-ship-that-may-have-sunk-during-revolution/2015/09/07/a9545de4-5272-11e5-933e-7d06c647a395_story.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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On the restoration of some Olmec cave paintings:

http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/0bf8ae3f0bd2454e9b62c611a270e1c3/LT–Mexico-Cave-Paintings

Feature on Peruvian mummies:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/fascinating-afterlife-perus-mummies-180956319/

More on Maya impact on the environment:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/clues-from-ancient-maya-reveal-lasting-impact-on-environment

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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 collecting ancient artifacts:

http://www.latimes.com/science/la-me-artifacts-20150913-story.html

Nice feature (much with tech overtones) on how archaeologists find stuff:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-archaeologists-forgotten-ancient-monuments.html

Predictions on what archaeologists will solve this century:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/09/150908-archaeology-future-discoveries-technology-ancient-mysteries/

Not sure where to put this one about saint-to-be Junipero Serra:

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/09/10/437598791/savior-or-villain-the-complicated-story-of-pope-francis-s-next-american-saint

Study on food shortages and war:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uoc–abh090915.php

On ‘iconicity’ in world languages:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-iconicity-spoken-languages.html

Arguing about the Phenice method of skeleton sexing:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-skeleton-sex-hips.html

Feature on some bad skeleton interpretations:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/09/06/10-bonehead-interpretations-of-ancient-skeletons/

Interesting Titanic-associated note coming to auction:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/11847439/Aristocrats-note-defending-his-cowardice-on-the-Titanic-up-for-sale.html

Again, on Happy Birthday:

http://www.npr.org/2015/09/06/438009062/an-unknown-easier-happy-birthday-is-revealed-in-mildred-hills-papers

The ‘Nazi gold train’ thing isn’t quite panning out, apparently:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3224565/Experts-say-Nazi-gold-train-claims-probably-hoax.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/sns-bc-eu–france-preserved-culture-20150910-story.html
http://www.cnn.com/2015/09/08/arts/egypt-thonis-heracleion-exhibition/index.html?eref=rss_topstories
http://www.reuters.com/video/2015/09/07/underwater-egyptian-city-of-mystery-on-e?videoId=365520853&feedType=VideoRSS&feedName=LatestVideosUS&videoChannel=1004

Drawing in Silver and Gold:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/08/drawing-in-silver-and-gold-review-british-museum

Julius Caesar:

http://thetandd.com/lifestyles/new-blockbuster-exhibit-highlights-julius-caesar/article_7880563d-4ff8-5ecb-918a-79755bd82a5e.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/09/culture-crime-news-31-august-6-september-2015.html

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Interesting project on using XRF on ancient Athenian coins:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-technology-insight-ancient-greece.html

3d imaging of some Lake Huron shipwrecks:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/lake-huron-shipwrecks-3d-imaged-by-marine-archeologists-1.3219021?cmp=rss
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/scientists-3d-imaging-detail-shipwrecks-110438372.html

On using technology to ‘save’ monuments:

http://feeds.theguardian.com/c/34708/f/664018/s/49a21fda/sc/28/l/0L0Stheguardian0N0Cscience0Caudio0C20A150Csep0C0A70Csyria0Esafeguarding0Earchaeology0Etechnology/story01.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA has revealed some interesting things about the Basques:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-ancient-genomes-link-early-farmers.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uu-agl090215.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/09/150907190628.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34175224
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/iberian-farmers-are-the-closest-ancestors-to-modern-day-basques

Neanderthal DNA from Spain is still making the news:

http://news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2015/09/dna-neandertal-relative-may-shake-human-family-tree

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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How climate change is revealing sites in the western U.S.:

http://nhpr.org/post/climate-change-reveals-boon-archaeologists

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TOURISTY THINGS
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‘Top Ten’ ruins to visit:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/11848670/The-worlds-10-oldest-ruins.html

Ho Citadel (Vietnam):

http://www.cnn.com/2015/08/25/travel/ho-citadel-vietnam/index.html?eref=rss_topstories

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CRIME BEAT
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New changes in the Buffalo History Museum theft:

http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/new-charges-lodged-in-antiquities-theft-20150910

Interesting ‘removing artifacts’ case from Washington State:

http://www.themaneater.com/stories/2015/9/8/mu-professor-and-research-specialist-head-trial-ov/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/09/culture-crime-news-31-august-6-september-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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NUMISMATICA
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Roman coins from Martock were declared treasure:

http://www.westerngazette.co.uk/Ancient-Roman-coins-Martock-legally-defined/story-27779793-detail/story.html

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n36.html

and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n37.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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Marking the anniversary of Sibelius’ birth:

http://theconversation.com/the-case-for-the-music-of-jean-sibelius-46808

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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/2283-audio-news-from-archaeologica-30-aug-5-sep-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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