Explorator 18.25 ~ October 15, 2015

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Hernan Astudillo, Don Buck, Barbara Saylor Rogers, Jennifer Cosham,
Kris Curry, Bob Heuman, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, and
Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have
left no one out).

Happy Thanksgiving to my fellow Canadians!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Questioning the flowers buried at Shanidar:

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-insect-patterns-dispel-myth-finer.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3264902/Did-Neanderthals-really-care-dead-Pollen-inside-graves-NOT-proof-human-ancestors-burying-flowers-deceased.html

Again with the inbreeding (with a DNA slant):

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-night-ice-age-affects-today.html

This week there was much focus on the hand and foot of homo naledi:

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-foot-homo-naledi.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151006131938.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/amon-ffo100615.php
http://m.livescience.com/52394-primitive-human-naledi-walked-climbed.html?cmpid=514645_20151007_53588016&adbid=651743844363440128&adbpl=tw&adbpr=15428397
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1007/Ancient-human-was-adapted-for-climbing-trees-using-tools
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/oct/06/ancient-human-relative-could-walk-on-two-feet-use-tools-and-swing-in-trees
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/homo-naledi-newly-discovered-human-species-walked-on-two-feet-and-climbed-trees-a6683491.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1006/Homo-naledi-How-ancient-hands-and-feet-shed-light-on-human-evolution
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/10/06/ciencia/1444141751_416609.html
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/homo-naledi-hands-feet-human-155304842.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2015/homo-naledi-uniquely-adapted-for-tree-climbing-and-walking-upright

An overviewish sort of thing on recent finds relating to human ancestry:

http://www.wpr.org/scientists-are-rethinking-human-ancestry-following-recent-discoveries

Nice feature on ‘Piltdown Man’:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/tetrapod-zoology/piltdown-man-and-the-dualist-contention/

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AFRICA
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Feature on archaeology in the Central African Republic:

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-archaeology-tropical-forests-central-african.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A shrine of Nectanebu I is being excavated:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/152055/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Parts-of-King-Nakhtanebu-Is-shrine-uncovered-in-Ca.aspx
http://www.thecairopost.com/news/170167/culture/ruins-of-ancient-egyptian-temple-unearthed-under-modern-cairo
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egyptian-antiquities-ministry-announces-discovery-new-monument

Plans to repair that botched epoxy job on Tut’s mask (they’re admitting it, I guess):

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=73616

We may already have had this interview about the search for Nefertiti:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/151933.aspx

… and there’s more (but nothing new) on the ‘hidden chambers’ in Tut’s tomb:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/king-tuts-tomb-may-still-be-harboring-big-secrets-about-ancient-egyptians/2015/10/05/397477c2-6846-11e5-9ef3-fde182507eac_story.html

Probably related to the above, there are hopes for a revival of ‘tutmania’ tourism to Egypt:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151002-tutankhamun-valley-of-the-kings-nefertiti-hidden-burial-rooms-archaeology-howard-carter-nicholas-reeves/

A day in the life of an Egyptologist (kind of a rambling piece):

http://www.idahostatesman.com/2015/10/10/4030162_college-of-idaho-archaeologist.html?rh=1

Egypt was trying to halt the sale of some stolen Islamic manuscripts:

http://www.thecairopost.com/news/170569/topnews/egypt-tries-to-halt-sale-of-stolen-islamic-manuscripts-at-uk-auction-house
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/152149/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-to-prevent-sale-of-stolen-antiquities-in-Lon.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquities-ministry-takes-legal-measures-against-sale-egyptian-artifacts-london

On the discovery of a lost bit of the Epic of Gilgamesh:

http://www.livescience.com/52372-new-tablet-gilgamesh-epic.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3260940/The-Epic-Gilgamesh-revised-2-600-year-old-clay-tablet-adds-new-chapter-one-great-works-literature.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Poking around Kultepe for evidence of ancient trade:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/excavations-to-shed-light-on-ancient-trade-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=89593&NewsCatID=375

The Oriental Institute’s Photographic Archives are online:

http://oi.uchicago.edu/collections/photographic-archives

Feature on Sagalassos:

http://www.dailysabah.com/features/2015/10/10/the-antique-city-of-sagalassos-carries-traces-of-ancient-anatolia

More questioning of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’s authenticity:

http://www.livescience.com/52382-gospel-of-jesus-wife-records-found.html

On the Beta Israel Ethiopian Jewish priesthood:

http://www.geneticliteracyproject.org/2015/10/05/cohanim-studies-understanding-the-ethiopian-beta-israel-jewish-priesthood-tradition/

Feature on all that ‘Jehoash Affair’ business:

http://asorblog.org/2015/10/05/the-jehoash-affair-a-personal-recollection/

Review of Brooks, *The Secret Chord*:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2015/10/6/the-secret-chord-review/

This week, the sad news that ISIL blew up Palmyra’s ‘Victory Arch’:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/world/middleeast/isis-syria-arch-triumph-palmyra.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/isis-blows-up-arch-of-triumph-in-syrias-palmyra-151005.htm
http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/10/04/us-mideast-crisis-palmyra-idUSKCN0RY0YN20151004
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/05/isis-blows-up-another-monument-in-2000-year-old-city-of-palmyra
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-34440759
http://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/ISIS-militants-blow-up-ancient-Arch-of-Triumph-in-Palmyra-419955
http://www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/1.678854
http://news.yahoo.com/blows-arch-triumph-syrias-palmyra-activist-monitor-010604769.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/11911399/Islamic-State-destroys-2000-year-old-Arch-of-Triumph-in-Palmyra.html
http://www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-palmyra-arch-20151005-story.html
http://america.aljazeera.com/articles/2015/10/5/isil-destroys-ancient-arch-in-palmyra.html
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/159787/
http://artdaily.com/news/81951/Sunni-extremist-group-IS-blows-up-ancient-Arch-of-Triumph-in-Syria-s-Palmyra
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/isis-palmyra-arch-triumph-1.3256529
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3260069/ISIS-destroys-2-000-year-old-Arch-Triumph-Palmyra-continues-campaign-destroy-historic-sites-territory-controls.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/isis-demolished-another-priceless-syrian-monument-180956842/?no-ist

…. which seems to have special reverberations in Russia:

http://sputniknews.com/russia/20151008/1028230752/syrian-palmyra-important-for-millions-russians.html

… which is perhaps why we heard of Russia bombing Palmyra (or not):

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/News/middle-east/2015/10/06/Russian-jets-strike-ISIS-in-Palmyra-Syria-TV-.html

… and there were OpEds on ISIL’s intentions, of course:

http://time.com/4065290/syria-cultural-heritage/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeff-biggers/while-palmyra-burns-losin_b_8253166.html

… and a list (needing some checking) about sites destroyed by ISIL:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151005-palmyra-arch-destruction-isis-syria-archaeology/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2015/10/05/isil-palmyra-arch-triumph/73364166/

… and other photos:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/ng-interactive/2015/oct/05/palmyra-what-the-world-has-lost
http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/05/photos-show-grandeur-of-palmyras-antiquities-as-islamic-state-continues-to-destroys-them/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Interesting finds from Cartagena:

http://murciatoday.com/archaeologists-unearth-more-of-the-history-of-cartagena_27437-a.html

A Marcomanni princely burial from the Czech Republic:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,406800,polish-archaeologists-discovered-a-unique-germanic-burial-in-the-czech-republic.html

A fifth century shipwreck near Venice:

http://www.veneziatoday.it/cronaca/ritrovamento-nave-comacchio-studio-ca-foscari-venezia.html

Lots of techy stuff this week which is Classics-specific, chief among which are CT scans of Pompeiian victims (which we’ve mentioned before, I think):

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/world/europe/scientists-hope-to-learn-how-pompeians-lived-before-the-big-day.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/pompeii-victims-bodies-revealed-in-scans-photos-151008.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
http://www.cnet.com/news/pompeiians-healthy-before-volcanic-death-ct-scans-reveal/#ftag=CAD590a51e

… with many focusing on their teeth:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-romans-in-pompeii-had-nearly-perfect-teeth-180956859/

A Roman burial from Lincoln:

http://www.lincolnshireecho.co.uk/Skeleton-Roman-woman-discovered-Lincoln/story-27939503-detail/story.html

An amphitheatre (and other things) from Anavarza (I think these are referring to the same find):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/battle-field-of-gladiators-found-in-anavarza-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=89414&NewsCatID=375
http://national.bgnnews.com/ancient-gladiator-ring-where-warriors-fought-wild-animals-found-in-turkey-haberi/9971

A Roman mosaic find from Tuscany:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/ancient-roman-mosaic-found-in-turkey-151006.htm

A dozen gladiator burials are being opened to the public in Mugla:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2015/10/09/12-gladiator-tombs-to-be-displayed-in-mugla

Strange funding issues at Pompeii:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-10-09/the-restorers-of-pompeii-have-more-money-than-time

Interesting project to recreate ancient ceramics:

http://archaeology.org/news/3784-151007-mysteries-of-the-kylix

… and a similar project involving 3d printing:

http://news.fsu.edu/Top-Stories/Art-you-can-touch-Ancient-pottery-recreated-with-3-D-printing

What Jinyu Liu is up to:

http://www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/31968/

Mary Beard on teaching Classics:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Teaching-classics-s-exactly-brain-surgery/story-27939060-detail/story.html

Interview with Dimitri Nakassis:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/10/05/interview-macarthur-winner-dimitri-nakassis-talks-about-archaeology-and-ancient-greeces-99/

The Temple of Apollo at Bassae is closing (sort of) because the guard is retiring:

http://neurope.eu/article/locking-up-the-temple-of-apollo-epicurius-at-bassae/

Pondering Ancient Roman avoidance of military service:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/romans/did-roman-men-dodge-their-military-service

Feature on Locusta (and others):

http://www.bustle.com/articles/107094-the-first-serial-killer-ever-was-actually-a-woman

Reviewish/interviewish with Robert Harris about *Dictator*:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-3267214/Caesar-s-murder-fatal-addiction-power-Britain-s-thriller-writer-says-Ancient-Rome-offers-today-s-leaders-chilling-lesson-dangers-hubris.html

… and reviews:

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/dictator-by-robert-harris-review-a3086021.html

More on the Antikythera shipwreck:

http://www.capecod.com/newscenter/marine-archaeologists-excavate-greek-antikythera-shipwreck/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/antikythera-shipwreck-yields-new-cache-ancient-treasures-180956775/

More on the Amphipolis tomb:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/10/10/did-the-amphipolis-tomb-commemorate-hephaistion/
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2015/10/02/greek-ministry-of-culture-anticipates-full-documentation-of-amphipolis-recent-findings/

More on repairs to Hadrian’s Wall:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-34424053
Satirical commentary involving Pompeii:

http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/ben-carson-pompeii-victims-should-have-outrun-lava

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Latest reviews from BMCR:

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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Tools suggest Scotland was inhabited some 3000 years earlier than previously thought:

http://www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR647509.aspx
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/oct/09/ice-age-stone-tools-found-islay-scotland-pigs
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/pigs-unearth-hunter-gatherer-civilization-151007.htm

I think we mentioned this dig at an 8000 years b.p. site on Skye:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/712554/fragment-of-bone-and-hundreds-of-flints-found-in-staffin-dig/

Digitizing finds from Victoria Cave:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-34486763

Feature on the Bouldnor Cliff site:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151006-this-prehistoric-british-town-was-swallowed-by-the-sea

Plans to pull down an Anglo Saxon house in West Stow:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-34359545

Review of the BBC’s series on the Celts:

http://www.historytoday.com/rachel-pope/celts-blood-iron-and-sacrifice

More Magna Carta stuff:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-34487258

More on British mummies:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/06/science/mummification-practiced-in-bronze-age-britain.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/mummies-may-have-been-scattered-across-bronze-age-britain-180956796/

More on the mass grave site at Lichfield:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3262109/Mass-grave-unearthed-medieval-pilgrimage-site-50-bodies-belong-pilgrims-travelling-visit-miraculous-remains-St-Chad.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/50-graves-uncovered-at-medieval-pilgrimage-site-in-england/

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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 unidentified shipwreck is now tentatively identified at the Zhiyuan:

http://www.ecns.cn/2015/10-09/183635.shtml
http://www.ecns.cn/2015/10-05/183381.shtml
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2015-10/05/c_134684700.htm

More on cleaning the Taj Mahal:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/taj-mahal-due-9-year-mud-makeover-180956804/

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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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Human remains exposed in an eroding coastline near Barrow:

http://www.adn.com/article/20151004/barrows-eroding-coastline-reveals-human-bones

They’re back looking for the Endeavour:

http://patch.com/rhode-island/newport/search-capt-cooks-shipwrecked-endeavor-continues-newport-harbor-0

National Geographic has finally heard about the Franklin Expedition dig:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2015/10/151008-erebus-terror-shipwreck-franklin-expedition-canada-archaeology/

On the remains of the ‘Ghost Fleet’ in Mallows Bay (MD):

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/local/charles-county/2015/10/06/mallows-bay-may-become-national-marine-sanctuary/73487138/
http://wtop.com/maryland/2015/10/ghost-fleet-offers-treasure-trove-of-wildlife-history-in-the-potomac-photos/slide/1/
http://dcist.com/2015/10/potomacs_mallows_bayof_ghost_fleet.php

Feature on the Newark mounds and astronomical matters:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2015/10/11/1-the-moon-and-the-mounds.html
A mass murder in 1832 Pennsylvania?:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/10/08/unearthing-a-deadly-secret-were-57-irish-workers-murdered-in-1832-pennsylvania/?tid=sm_tw

13 000 years b.p. tools from Boulder are going on display:

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2015/10/07/80-tools-from-ice-age-found-in-boulder/

Plenty of shipwrecks in Lake Michigan:

http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20151005/entlife/151009345/

Investigations are looking into whether the cast of ‘Maze Runner’ stole some Native American artifacts:

http://www.syracuse.com/celebrity-news/index.ssf/2015/10/maze_runner_cast_stealing_native_american_artifacts.html
http://www.kansas.com/entertainment/celebrities/article37996035.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/arts/maze-runner-artifacts-theft-claim-1.3260274?cmp=rss

… and there’s another Native American artifacts dispute as well:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/10/07/scrutiny-theological-school-over-native-american-artifacts
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2015/10/04/massachusetts-college-cancels-sale-native-objects/ekqfht17CuEsMSnlOrViNM/story.html

On the tea trade and the US’ earliest millionaires:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/06/446326848/how-a-taste-for-chinese-tea-minted-americas-first-millionaires

More on the Cave Towers site (Utah):

https://www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2015/10/05/jla-sitla-friends-of-cedar-mesa-protect-cave-towers/#.VhPZk_m6eUl

More on that mammoth site (and its implications):

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-washtenaw-county-mammoth-hints-role.html
http://ns.umich.edu/new/multimedia/videos/23181-washtenaw-county-mammoth-find-hints-at-role-of-early-humans
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/oct/02/farmer-finds-woolly-mammoth-michigan-field

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of sacrifice and cannibalism of Spanish conquistadors at Acolhuas:

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-mexican-site-yields-sacrifice-spaniards.html
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/10/conquistadors-sacrificed-eaten-aztec-acolhuas
http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/excavation-of-mexican-site-reveals-decapitation-of-conquistadors-1.2602422
http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2015/10/09/archeological-site-in-mexico-yields-new-details-sacrifice-spaniards/
http://www.seattlepi.com/news/science/article/Mexican-site-yields-new-details-of-sacrifice-of-6560289.php

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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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They’re still talking about cloning a mammoth:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0439-woolly-mammoth-skin-found-well-preserved-in-permafrost-gives-new-hope-for-cloning/

On the link between domestication and social skills:

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-relationship-domestication-human-social-skills.html

This year’s winner of the Nobel prize for literature:

http://qz.com/521570/why-a-writer-whose-own-compatriots-hardly-read-her-won-this-years-nobel-literature-prize/

On conkers and chestnuts:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20151008-why-we-love-conkers-and-horse-chestnut-trees

On some really extravagant dinner parties of the past:

http://www.npr.org/sections/npr-history-dept/2015/10/07/442523978/3-excessively-expensive-dinners-in-america-s-past

… and some ‘ruthless leaders’:

http://www.ardmoreite.com/article/ZZ/20151007/BUSINESS/310079941/-1/news

Another ‘end of the world’ prediction came and went … here are some others:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2015/10/07/the-world-is-not-over/73536740/

Some guy really doesn’t like Renoir:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/10/06/446365314/3-questions-with-the-guy-who-hates-renoir

Feature on some eyecatching synagogues:

http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Hallowed-ground-419904

On ‘black rice’:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/05/445316722/how-forbidden-black-rice-flourished-for-millennia?sc=17&f=1001

On the origins of religion:

http://www.livescience.com/52364-origins-supernatural-relgious-beliefs.html

… semi related:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/coe-re100515.php
Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/shunga-erotica-exhibition-defies-pornography-taboos-to-expose-japan-to-its-racy-past-a6689286.html

Celts:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/oct/04/celts-great-torque-snettisham-hoard-british-museum-alice-roberts

Persepolis:
http://news.uchicago.edu/article/2015/10/09/exhibit-features-archival-images-persepolis-royal-complex-ancient-persia

Garstang’s Hittites:

http://www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2015/10/10/in-the-footsteps-of-a-pioneer-archaeologist
http://www.todayszaman.com/arts-culture_exhibition-traces-20th-century-archaeologist-across-anatolia_400850.html#

Middle Kingdom Egypt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/arts/design/an-ancient-egyptian-show-thats-low-on-bling-but-high-on-beauty.html?emc=edit_th_20151009&nl=todaysheadlines&nlid=22998201&_r=0

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on finding sites in melting snow:

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2015/10/09/snow-scientist-helps-archaeologists-know-where-to-look-for-finds/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Very interesting information from DNA from an Ethiopian burial about human migrations out of and back into Africa:

http://phys.org/news/2015-10-skeleton-insights-ancient-migrations.html
http://phys.org/news/2015-10-ancient-genome-africa-sequenced.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2015/10/151008142618.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/aaft-ngr100515.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-34479905
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/11919417/Africans-carry-huge-amount-of-European-DNA.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-ancient-ethiopian-dna-eurasia-20151008-story.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/09/science/scientists-sequence-first-ancient-human-genome-from-africa.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2015/10/08/science/ap-sci-ancient-migration-dna.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience&action=click&contentCollection=science&region=stream&module=stream_unit&version=latest&contentPlacement=7&pgtype=sectionfront
http://csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1008/3-000-years-ago-an-early-human-journey-back-into-Africa
http://csmonitor.com/Science/2015/1009/Genome-of-ancient-Ethiopian-skeleton-sheds-light-on-reverse-migration
http://elpais.com/elpais/2015/10/08/ciencia/1444318205_510813.html
http://www.nature.com/news/first-ancient-african-genome-reveals-vast-eurasian-migration-1.18531
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2015/african-ancient-genome-sequenced-for-first-time

Reconstructing the genetic history of New York City:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2015-10/asoh-grp093015.php
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Top 25 list of places to visit:

http://www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/bosworth-battlefield-king-richard-iii-10165571

10 Ancient sites:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/11916174/10-ancient-sites-you-must-see-in-your-lifetime.html

India’s ‘Temples of Sex’:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150921-indias-temples-of-sex

Rome:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/travel/85915/romes-secret-sights-revealed.html

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CRIME BEAT
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A California doctor appears to be a big time looter of sites:

http://www.readingeagle.com/ap/article/doctor-accused-of-looting-30000-artifacts-is-indicted-on-21-counts
http://herald-review.com/doctor-accused-of-looting-american-indian-artifcats/article_26862634-4a56-5acb-9c55-3b399d8f53cc.html
http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-artifacts-indict-20151005-story.html

A Cambridge don made up archaeological investigations to get grant money:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/crime/11886905/Cambridge-don-made-up-bogus-archaeological-projects-to-steal-220000.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2015/10/culture-crime-news-28-september-4-october-2015.html

More on the Hague prosecuting culture crimes:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/islamist-stands-trial-for-destruction-of-world-heritage-monuments-1443625012

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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Twelve Caesars:

http://www.coinweek.com/coin-shows/thomas-tesorieros-twelve-caesars-gold-coins-5th-wall-street-bourse/

Feature on the Frank collection/hoard:

http://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/13810231.Delight_as_hoard_of_rare_Roman_coins_is_given_to_town_s_archive/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n40.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v18n41.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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Goddess:

http://www.npr.org/2015/10/03/445032371/swordswoman-opera-singer-runaway-goddess-chronicles-a-fabled-life?sc=17&f=1008

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OBITUARIES
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Juliet Clutton-Brock:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2015/oct/07/juliet-clutton-brock

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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/2303-audio-news-from-archaeologica-27-sep-3-oct-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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