Explorator 18.23 ~ September 27, 2015

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Wilfried Zankl, A Landreau, Hernan Astudillo, 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 the hearing of early humans:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-two-million-year-old-fossils-reveal-abilities-early.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/bu-2fr092415.php
http://www.livescience.com/52309-human-ancestor-ears-hearing-abilities.html https://www.newscientist.com/article/dn28244-ears-of-early-humans-could-hear-frequencies-used-in-speech/
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/25/ciencia/1443189931_544208.html

Pondering why Neanderthals captured birds:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34340918

Looking at Neanderthal pollution:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-oldest-heavy-metal-pollution-humans.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3244837/Man-polluting-Earth-Middle-Paleolithic-Heavy-metal-contamination-caused-Neanderthal-fires-dates-40-000-years.html
http://www.chronicle.gi/headlines_details.php?id=36516

On determining the age of fossils like homo naledi:

http://theconversation.com/homo-naledi-determining-the-age-of-fossils-is-not-an-exact-science-47840

In case you wanted to do some 3d printing of hominin fossils:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/09/19/how-to-print-your-own-3d-replicas-of-homo-naledi-and-other-hominin-fossils/

Analyzing the folks at Atapuerca:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/08/31/ciencia/1441031460_976274.html
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/12/ciencia/1442068503_255661.html

More on homo naledi:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-south-africa-human-ancestor-racial.html
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/09/09/ciencia/1441800892_046663.html
http://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2015/09/23/tras-la-pista-del-linaje-humano-cientificos-datan-en-2-8-millones-de-anos-el-fosil-mas-antiguo-del-genero-homo/

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AFRICA
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More on those pyramids found in Sudan:

http://news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=254982

Tracing early African trade via baobob trees:

http://theconversation.com/baobab-trees-trace-the-african-diaspora-across-the-indian-ocean-47467

… related:

http://theconversation.com/iconic-boab-trees-trace-journeys-of-ancient-aboriginal-people-39565

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Tut’s tomb is closed to tourists for a while for restoration purposes:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/141958/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Tutankhamuns-tomb-off-the-tourist-track-starting-O.aspx
http://www.albawaba.com/business/egypt%E2%80%99s-tutankhamun-tomb-undergo-restoration-746134
http://www.news24.com/Green/News/Tutankhamuns-tomb-closed-for-restorations-20150920

Egypt has approved the use of radar to see if that Nefertiti tomb theory might be true:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-egypt-radar-nefertiti-tomb-quest.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-34329751
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/official-egypt-approves-radar-nefertiti-tomb-quest-33946316
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/egypt-oks-radar-quest-for-queens-crypt-in-tuts-tomb/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3245146/Radar-scans-search-Queen-Nefertiti-Egypt-gives-ahead-look-King-Tutankhamun-s-tomb-try-grave-woman-mother.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

… cf:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-british-egyptologist-quest-nefertiti-tomb.html
http://artdaily.com/news/81686/British-Egyptologist-Nicholas-Reeves-on-quest-to-find-legendary-Queen-Nefertiti-s-tomb

Feature on the oldest papyri:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ancient-egypt-shipping-mining-farming-economy-pyramids-180956619/?no-ist

Feature on Joann Fletcher:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/13785540.Meet_the_York_expert_bringing_the_voices_of_ancient_Egypt_to_life/

Feature on the ‘female kings’ of Egypt:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/premium/female-kings-ancient-egypt

A new threat to antiquities in Egypt:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egypt-fm-warns-suicide-groups-threats-antiquities

A 5000 years b.p. throne from Aslantepe:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/5000-year-old-throne-found-in-turkey-150918.htm

Feature on ancient Kish:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/iraq-kish-city-heritage-ruins-sandstorm-monuments-history.html#

On the origin of the Philistines:

http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/1.676943

A 3000 years b.p. seal from Temple Mount:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4704106,00.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/201063
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=419024
http://jewishva.org/node/108966
http://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/society/86905-150925-10-year-old-russian-tourist-finds-3000-year-old-seal-in-jerusalem

Hopes were high for the purported tomb of the Maccabees:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Antiquities-Authority-attempts-to-solve-mystery-of-Tomb-of-the-Maccabees-417781
http://www.livescience.com/52243-lost-tomb-maccabees-possibly-found.html
http://www.livescience.com/52242-photos-tomb-of-maccabees.html (Photos)
http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4147
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/israeli-antiquities-authority-discovered-tomb-093324599.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200913
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/200961 (video)
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/long-lost-tomb-of-jewish-rebels-possibly-found-150922.htm

… but they didn’t quite pan out:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-tomb-maccabees-secrets.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4703117,00.html
http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-dig-fails-to-shed-light-on-ancient-maccabee-tombs/

Plenty of ‘blood antiquities’ pass through Turkey:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2015/09/turkey-syria-cultural-heritage-turns-into-blood-antiquities.html

On the ‘scramble’ to document heritage sites in Syria:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/09/23/world/middleeast/ap-ml-syria-saving-heritage.html
https://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2015/Sep-24/316470-experts-and-locals-scramble-to-document-syrias-heritage.ashx

General feature on saving sites from ISIL:

http://www.newsweek.com/syria-antiquities-trafficking-threat-isis-376338

A very good feature on some of the ‘monuments men’ type folks in Syria right now:

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/art-design/2015/09/men-saving-syria-s-treasures-isis

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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On the Minoan site at Sissi:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/new-archaeological-work-at-sissi-examines-minoan-complex

A Samnite burial from Pompeii:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-pre-roman-era-tomb-pompeii.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0925/Tomb-discovered-in-Pompeii-is-window-into-world-scientists-know-little-about
http://www.thelocal.it/20150921/exceptional-pre-roman-tomb-unearthed-in-pompeii
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/pompeii-discovery-pre-roman-tomb-found-famous-archaelogical/story?id=34007305
https://www.yahoo.com/travel/frozen-in-time-perfectly-preserved-tomb-162119698.html
http://www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/archaeologists-discover-a-pre-roman-era-tomb-in-perfect-condition-at-pompeii/story-e6frfqbr-1227538754566

A Roman hoard from Norwich:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-34134329

Latest from the Antikythera shipwreck:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-marine-archaeologists-excavate-greek-antikythera.html
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/09/25/archaeologists-recover-more-than-50-objects-in-antikythera-shipwreck-expedition/
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2015/09/25/Scientists-excavate-Greek-Antikythera-shipwreck/9841443199437/
http://news.sciencemag.org/sifter/2015/09/new-treasures-discovered-from-ancient-greek-shipwreck
https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22730404-200-divers-return-to-famous-antikythera-wreck-to-hunt-for-treasures/

Digging a Roman site in Lancaster:

http://www.thevisitor.co.uk/news/nostalgia/lancaster-s-roman-archaeological-dig-hailed-a-success-1-7479104
http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/news/nostalgia/lost-roman-road-is-discovered-1-7474112

Interview with Krastina Panayotova on this year’s finds at Sozopol:

http://www.focus-fen.net/opinion/2015/09/27/4128/krastina-panayotova-archaeologist-summer-in-sozopol-was-highly-successful.html

What some Yale Classics profs are up to:

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2015/09/25/classics-professors-explore-ancient-art/

The Colosseum and Circus Maximus figure in Rome’s Olympic bid:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2015/sep/24/rome-summer-olympics-colosseum-st-peters-square/

Latest Romans-in-the-Americas silliness:

http://m.agi.it/en/italy/news/new_clues_about_roman_presence_in_america_presented-201509162032-epp-rt10235#.Vf5s29m9Kc0

Plans for a direct train to Pompeii:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2015/09/22/uk-italy-pompeii-station-idUKKCN0RM28J20150922

What Eminem and Marcus Aurelius have in common:

https://www.the-newshub.com/arts-and-culture/what-do-eminem-and-marcus-aurelius-have-in-common

What Michael Cosmopoulos is up to:

https://blogs.umsl.edu/news/2015/09/21/socrates/

Pondering Greek economics:

https://philosophynow.org/issues/110/Greek_Economics_The_Ancient_Edition

On the popularity of Julius Caesar:

https://www.rawstory.com/2015/09/et-tu-brute-why-julius-caesar-is-wildly-popular-2059-years-after-his-assassination/

Penelope sculptures in Iran:

http://en.mehrnews.com/news/110303/Penelope-sculptures-arrive-in-Iran

UC Berkeley has established a Center for the Study of Ancient Italy:

http://www.italoamericano.org/story/2015-9-21/ancient-italy-berkeley

Review of Tom Holland, *Dynasty*:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-3248056/Mirrored-bedrooms-rage-ancient-Rome-new-survey-Rome-s-imperial-rulers-impressive.html

More on that Roman site in Gernsheim:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-archaeologists-roman-village-gernsheim.html
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/1-900-old-roman-military-164311261.html
http://www.livescience.com/52233-roman-settlement-found-in-germany.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/board-game-pieces-found-in-roman-settlement-150921.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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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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Plenty of coverage of evidence of strange Mesolithic rituals in a cave in Sweden:

http://www.livescience.com/52257-stone-age-rituals-on-witchcraft-island.html
http://www.livescience.com/52253-photos-stone-age-relics.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/witchcraft-island-reveals-evidence-of-stone-age-rituals-150923.htm
http://theweek.com/speedreads/579149/archaeologists-find-evidence-9000yearold-rituals-witchcraft-island

A 6000 years. b.p. dolmen tomb from Kerry:

http://www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/6000-year-old-burial-site-discovered-in-kerry-697015.html

Interesting Dark Age burials from Nether Heyford:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-34294421

An Anglo Saxon settlement at Goldingham Hall:

http://www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/latest-news/evidence-of-anglo-saxon-settlement-at-goldingham-hall-1-6976085

European colonization of Gran Canaria wasn’t nice:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/09/22/bones-of-indigenous-victim-reveal-brutality-of-european-colonization-of-gran-canaria/

Trying to figure out why Vikings went to Greenland:

http://sciencenordic.com/archaeological-breakthrough-could-solve-mystery-greenland%E2%80%99s-vikings

Plans to dig at Conisbrough Castle:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/art537285-archaeologists-conisbrough-castle-norman-fort-south-yorkshire-english-heritage-dig

A bunch of medieval burials beneath a Westminster Abbey toilet:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/23/westminster-abbey-medieval-burial-remains-demolition-new-tower
http://theweek.com/speedreads/579055/archaeologists-discover-dozens-skeletons-under-westminster-abbey-toilet
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3245557/Up-50-skeletons-buried-11th-century-beneath-Westminister-Abbey-drainage-pipes.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Not sure if we mentioned this Bradgate Park dig:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Exciting-archaeologists-Bradgate-Park-dig/story-27788936-detail/story.html

A nice metal detectorist find:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/11883201/Amateur-metal-detectorist-to-be-British-Museum-star-after-finding-priceless-relic-mistaken-for-coffee-pot-lid.html

A jewish family ate a lot of quail in the 19th century, apparently:

http://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/145709/chicken-our-ancestors-ate-quail

Feature on the potato famine:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/zpmhycw

Very interesting story about Cecil Chubb and Stonehenge:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-34282849
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2015/sep/21/stonehenge-under-the-hammer-stones-sold-100-years-ago-for-6600

Studying Britain’s canal people:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34340091

Holme Cultram St Mary Abbey is reopening:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-34369138

More on 32 000 years b.p. flour grinding:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/oldest-flour-ground-32000-years-ago-150922.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Bronze Age site in Azerbaijan:

http://www.azernews.az/culture/88062.html
http://www.today.az/news/society/143869.html

Early aborigines had to deal with 20-foot lizards, apparently:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-giant-killer-lizard-fossil-early.html#jCp
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0925/Could-you-fight-off-prehistoric-20-foot-lizards-Early-Aborigines-likely-did

Pondering the purpose of the Por Bajin palace:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0160-focus-on-tuva-3-was-this-1300-year-old-mountain-palace-built-for-a-tragic-chinese-princess/

Excavating Moscow’s oldest road:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/news/article/archaeologists-unearth-moscows-oldest-road/535111.html

On the origin and spread of ‘Emperor’s Rice’:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/asop-toa092515.php

Hmmm … an Aboriginal site is removed from the heritage list to enable freeway construction:

http://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2015/sep/23/indigenous-site-older-than-pyramids-in-perth-freeways-path-taken-off-heritage-register

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of salmon fishing in Alaska some 11 500 years b.p.:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-earliest-evidence-ancient-north-american.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/uoaf-eeo092115.php
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0922/Ice-age-Alaskans-dined-on-salmon-say-researchers
http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/09/22/salmon-bones-reveal-ice-age-fishing-holes/
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/north-american-salmon-fishing-at-least-11500-years-old

Interesting finds from a Petun site near Collingwood (Ontario):

http://barrie.ctvnews.ca/archaeologists-find-artifacts-on-farmer-s-field-west-of-collingwood-1.2575937

Interesting reappraisal of stone tool origins on Galiano Island:

http://www.cbc.ca/m/news/aboriginal/study-on-b-c-first-nations-stone-tools-finds-glacier-brought-mountain-to-man-1.3236899

Looking for remains of the first settlers in Carroll County (Ind):

http://wlfi.com/2015/09/22/archaeologists-dig-at-site-of-first-carroll-county-settlers/
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/76c529d616d140208465864865c2e2aa/IN–First-Settlers

Recovery of a cannon from the CSS Georgia:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-archeologists-recover-cannon-sunken-confederate.html
http://savannahnow.com/news/2015-09-22/archaeologists-recover-cannon-css-georgia

On some 19th century reburials in Milwaukee:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/fieldnotes/2015/09/24/lost-graves-milwaukee/#.Vgf_fHtAE2c

Battling woodchucks who are damaging historic headstone in Connecticut:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/post-nation/wp/2015/09/23/woodchucks-wreck-centuries-old-graveyard-give-bow-hunters-the-slip/?tid=sm_tw

Cracking down on looting in Arizona:

http://ww2.kqed.org/news/2015/09/21/lake-county-cracks-down-on-looting-of-native-american-artifacts

They’re still arguing about that tannery village site in Quebec:

http://montreal.ctvnews.ca/faint-hope-that-tannery-village-demolition-will-be-stopped-1.2573608

More on ‘America’s Stonehenge’:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-america-stonehenge-hampshire-history-hoax.html
http://www.concordmonitor.com/home/18696036-95/americas-stonehenge-new-hampshire-rocks-history-or-hoax

More on Mountain Meadows Massacre burial sites:

http://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1624472402&kid=4RIuCm0QrU7256VV
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2015/09/22/archaeologist-thinks-has-found-graves-americans-massacred-in-1857/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Very interesting 9000 years b.p. decapitation find from Brazil:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-year-old-case-ritualistic-beheading-oldest.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-09/p-9yr091715.php
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/9-000-year-old-decapitated-skull-found-under-amputated-hands/
http://www.livescience.com/52278-oldest-human-decapitation-in-new-world.html
http://www.livescience.com/52275-photos-oldest-human-decapitation.html (Photos)
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-34348233
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2015/9000-year-old-hunter-gatherer-ritualised-decapitation

Semi-touristy feature on Kuelap mummies:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-22/mummys-been-the-word-for-1300-years-perus-kuelap-is-machu-picchu/6793076

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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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Excitement as bones which might belong to ‘Mona Lisa’ were found:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-archaeologists-bone-fragments-real-mona.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/3459034139c7a27876def54c3bba5754.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/art-history/mona-lisas-bones-found-150924.htm
http://www.smh.com.au/world/looking-for-mona-lisas-bones-20150924-gjulsi.html
http://news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-bone-fragments-hunt-real-mona-lisa-130406938.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-25/mona-lisa-remains-an-enigma-as-body-parts-prove-inconclusive/6803658

… but the results apparently were inconclusive:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/09/24/us-italy-monalisa-body-idUSKCN0RO1U120150924?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/world_news/13782888.Mona_Lisa_remains_an_enigma_as_body_parts_prove_inconclusive/

Meanwhile, Russia exhumed the remains of Nicholas and Alexandra:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-34338802
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/murdered-czars-to-be-dug-up-in-new-probe-150924.htm

Assorted lunar eclipse myths:

http://www.livescience.com/52316-supermoon-lunar-eclipse-myths.html

… and the moon in general:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-moon.html

Interesting document from Napoleon’s time on St Helena:

http://m.france24.com/en/20150924-wine-veal-roasting-pig-napoleons-st-helena-feast?ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=editorial&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&aef_campaign_date=2015-09-24&dlvrit=66745

Not sure where to put this piece on ‘concealing garments’ for magical purposes:

http://theconversation.com/these-walls-can-talk-australian-history-preserved-by-folk-magic-47636

On the ‘bastard hider’:

http://www.historytoday.com/suzannah-lipscomb/stuff-living-past

The Diniacopoulos Archives are going digital:

http://www.concordia.ca/news/cunews/main/stories/2015/09/23/diniacopoulos-family-fonds-archives-digitizes.html

How European tourism began:

http://www.dw.com/en/how-european-tourism-all-began/a-18738123

On the history of cannabis:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v525/n7570_supp/full/525S10a.html

Determining if flint knappers were lefties or righties:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/3711-150924-flint-knapping-handedness

France offers the Rothschilds big bucks for a Rembrandt:

http://m.france24.com/en/20150924-france-offers-80-million-euros-rembrandt-owned-rothschild-pellerin?ns_campaign=reseaux_sociaux&ns_source=twitter&ns_mchannel=social&ns_linkname=editorial&aef_campaign_ref=partage_aef&aef_campaign_date=2015-09-24&dlvrit=66745

On the canonization of Junipero Serra:

http://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/09/22/442277220/how-junipero-serra-helped-shape-california

… and the questions arising:

http://www.livescience.com/52230-why-serra-canonization-is-controversial.html
http://theconversation.com/why-the-pope-has-yet-to-overturn-the-churchs-colonial-legacy-39622

… and other ‘notorious’ saints:

http://www.livescience.com/52258-most-controversial-catholic-saints.html

On the ‘Happy Birthday’ copyright thing:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/09/22/442694777/happy-birthday-to-us-all-judge-rules-tune-is-public-domain
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2015/09/23/judge-happy-birthday-you-public-domain/72660312/

Antiquities ‘pop up shops’?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/22/t-magazine/the-worlds-most-expensive-pop-up-shop.html?_r=0

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Le Brun:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-34340907

Drawing in Silver and Gold:

http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2015/09/25/the-art-of-the-masters-drawing-in-silver-and-gold/

Celts:

http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/sep/27/celts-art-and-identity-british-museum-review-wild-world-visions-myth
http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2015/sep/22/celts-art-identity-review-unintentional-resurrection-jonathan-jones
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/video/2015/sep/21/julian-cope-celts-art-identity-british-museum-video
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/celts-british-museum-review/
http://artdaily.com/news/81702/First-major-exhibition-in-40-years-to-tell-the-story-of-the-Celts-opens-at-the-British-Museum
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/british-museum-reveals-shifting-identity-celts-004433112.html
http://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/British-Scottish-National-Museums-to-Collaboratively-Present-CELTS-ART-AND-IDENTITY-Sept-24-20150923

cf:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/arts/exhibitions/9642702/the-british-museums-celtic-masterpieces-arent-celtic-but-they-are-fabulous/
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/sep/24/guardian-celts-and-an-existential-crisis

Botticelli Renaissance:

http://www.dw.com/en/the-multiple-renaissances-of-botticelli/a-18737109

The Horse:

http://theconversation.com/the-horse-reframing-the-history-of-human-progress-46611

Ancient Egypt Transformed:

http://observer.com/2015/09/mets-egypt-exhibit-goes-way-beyond-king-tut/

Sunken Mysteries of Ancient Egypt:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/sunken-treasures-ancient-egypt-are-now-display-france-1-180956552/

Julius Caesar:

http://wspa.com/2015/09/25/new-julius-caesar-exhibit-debuts-at-sc-state-museum/

The British Museum is sending a pile of items to China:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-34307527
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/11878384/100-objects-to-help-Britain-and-China-get-to-know-each-other.html

The new director of the British Museum is of German extraction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-34357738
http://www.dw.com/en/a-german-will-head-the-british-museum/a-18740943
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2015/sep/25/german-art-historian-first-foreign-director-british-museum-hartwig-fischer
http://www.apollo-magazine.com/german-art-historian-hartwig-fischer-named-british-museum-director/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20150924_Weekly_Round_Up_39

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest CT scan of a mummy have revealed remains of a kidney:

http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt/kidney-spotted-for-first-time-in-egyptian-mummy-150925.htm

Using isotope analysis to figure out the spread of leprosy in the UK and Europe:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-clues-revealed-ancient-case-leprosy.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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On the DNA front this week is an analysis of the ‘cost’ of wild horse domestication:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/0925/Wild-horse-genome-reveals-hidden-costs-of-domestication

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Karlsruhe (300 years old!):

http://www.dw.com/en/karlsruhes-300th-birthday/av-18736395

Yangon:

http://www.dw.com/en/southeast-asias-architectural-treasure/g-18740877

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CRIME BEAT
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Charges for destroying religious monuments in Timbuktu:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-34368108

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/09/culture-crime-news-14-20-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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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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France returned another statuette to Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/144409/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Stolen-Egyptian-statuette-recovered-from-France.aspx
http://www.thecairopost.com/news/168573/topnews/stolen-wooden-statuette-to-be-repatriated-to-egypt-from-france

Switzerland returned a sarcophagus to Turkey:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/geneva-transfers-second-century-sarcophagus-to-turkey/
http://news.yahoo.com/geneva-return-roman-era-sarcophagus-turkey-205227396.html

Germany returned a Hindu statue to India:

http://www.dw.com/en/germany-returns-hindu-statue-to-india/a-18731495

An 3000 years b.p. Olmec relief stolen decades ago turned up in France and will be returned:

http://phys.org/news/2015-09-ancient-stolen-decades-mexico-france.html
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/world/article/Ancient-carving-stolen-decades-ago-in-Mexico-6526461.php
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/ancient-carving-stolen-decades-ago-in-mexico-found-in-france/2015/09/24/71bc9e8e-62bf-11e5-8475-781cc9851652_story.html

A stolen Picasso was returned:

http://newsdaily.com/2015/09/stolen-picasso-masterpiece-la-coiffeuse-returned-to-paris-museum/

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n38.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n39.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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From Anne Boleyn’s songbook:

http://www.itv.com/news/2015-09-14/music-from-anne-boleyns-songbook-performed-for-first-time-in-500-years/

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OBITUARIES
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Andrew Townshend:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/sep/21/andrew-townsend-obituary

Christine Sleeper:

https://www.restonnow.com/2015/09/18/longtime-herndon-latin-teacher-to-be-remembered-sunday/

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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/2291-audio-news-from-archaeologica-13-sep-19-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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