Explorator 18.39 ~ January 24, 2016

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Patrick Swan, Bob Heuman, Hernan Astudillo, Trevor Ogden,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, 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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More on Chauvet Cave imagery possibly depicting a volcanic eruption:

http://www.nature.com/news/cave-of-forgotten-dreams-may-hold-earliest-painting-of-volcanic-eruption-1.19177

More on the Lascaux cave replica being completed:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84475
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/see-the-world-like-a-paleolithic-cave-dweller-with-this-replica-lascaux-cave-paintings-180957897/

More on Neanderthals and your immune system:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thank-neanderthals-your-immune-system-180957761/

More on Otzi’s ulcer problems:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/01/07/otzi-the-iceman-spills-his-guts/

… and what they tell us about human migration:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/iceman-stomach-bugs-clues-ancient-human-migration-180957738/

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AFRICA
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A 10 000 years b.p. mass burial/massacre site near Lake Turkana is causing a rethink about when humans first started warlike activities:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-hunter-gatherer-massacre-groups-humans-waged.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uoc-eoa011516.php
http://www.livescience.com/53427-oldest-evidence-warfare-uncovered.html
http://www.livescience.com/53425-photos-oldest-evidence-warfare-kenya.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/01/20/prehistoric-warfare-massacre/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/science/prehistoric-massacre-ancient-humans-lake-turkana-kenya.html
http://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jan/20/stone-age-massacre-offers-earliest-evidence-human-warfare-kenya
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/12111005/Prehistoric-war-grave-reveals-bodies-from-first-ever-human-massacre.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35370374
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-brutal-massacre-may-be-earliest-evidence-war-180957884/
http://www.dw.com/en/anthropologists-in-kenya-find-evidence-of-10000-year-old-massacre/a-18994886
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.698422
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/prehistoric-massacre-hints-at-war-among-hunter-gatherers/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3408654/Is-mankind-s-massacre-Prehistoric-tribe-men-children-pregnant-women-bound-battered-stabbed-death-invading-rivals.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/01/20/ciencia/1453311077_947443.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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5000 years b.p. hieroglyphic petroglyphs from Wadi Ameyra reveal the names of some early pharaohs and queens:

http://www.livescience.com/53406-early-egyptian-queen-revealed-in-hieroglyphs.html
http://www.livescience.com/53405-wadi-ameyra-photos.html
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/01/21/early-egyptian-queen-revealed-in-5000-year-old-hieroglyphs.html

A cache of Late Period bronze artifacts associated with Rou-Nefer:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/daqahlia-antiquities-department-announces-discovery-bronze-artifacts

The earliest case of scurvy in ancient Egypt:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/01/21/earliest-case-of-scurvy-in-ancient-egypt-detected-by-archaeologists/#46d203dc4563
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3411736/Earliest-case-scurvy-ancient-Egyptian-child-Signs-disease-bones-baby-died-6-000-years-ago.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

A German engineer has offered Egypt a couple of robot cameras for pyramid exploration purposes:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/183549/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/German-engineer-offers-antiquities-ministry-two-ro.aspx

… not sure if this is related to the above:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84435

Now it’s Cairo’s medieval walls which apparently suffered a ‘botched restoration’ effort:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/180920/Heritage/Islamic/Allegations-of-botched-restoration-of-Cairos-medie.aspx

Meanwhile, eight employees from the Egyptian Museum are facing trial over the damage to Tut’s mask (!):

http://www.dailynewsegypt.com/2016/01/23/8-antiquities-employees-referred-to-trial-over-damage-to-tutankamun-mask/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3414350/Museum-staff-charged-negligence-trying-reattach-King-Tutankhamun-s-beard-GLUE.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-and-culture/2016/01/24/Egypt-sends-8-to-trial-over-botched-repair-of-King-Tut-mask.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-35392531
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/01/24/egypt-trial-botched-repair-king-tut-mask/79260598/

They’re adding to the hype of the ‘cosmic particles’ in the Bent pyramid thing:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-particles-reveal-clues-egypt-pyramid.html
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/181240/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Work-underway-to-uncover-secrets-of-Egypts-Dahshur.aspx
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/18/cosmic-particles-inside-pyramids-could-unlock-mystery-of-how-they-were-built
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3405421/Cosmic-rays-reveal-pyramids-built-Scientists-say-imprint-space-particles-unveil-ancient-Egypt-s-secrets.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/nation-now/2016/01/18/egyptian-pyramids-secrets-cosmic-particles-bent-pyramid/78958308/
http://news.yahoo.com/particles-could-reveal-clues-egypt-pyramid-built-130521749.html

Interesting 9000 years b.p. burials from southern Jordan:

http://cphpost.dk/news/danes-discover-9000-year-old-skeletons-with-a-strange-history.html

Latest from Catal Huyuk:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-findings-at-catalhoyuk-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=94106&NewsCatID=375

Big funding for big plans for Gobekli Tepe:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/oldest-monuments-gets-multi-million-dollar-funding-160121.htm
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/150120-gobekli-tepe-oldest-monument-turkey-archaeology/

They’ve found coins and other items in that underwater basilica dig at Bursa:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=94113&NewsCatID=375

An Israeli boy came across the head of a fertility goddess figurine:

http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/israeli-boy-finds-fertility-goddess/

It wasn’t easy being a PEF archaeologist a couple hundred years ago:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Archaeologists-reveal-shocking-stories-of-their-past-441958

Feature on abandoned cities in the Negev:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.697540

On the growing problem of tomb raiding in the Middle East:

http://www.vice.com/read/egypts-tomb-raiders

… see also: http://www.romereports.com/2016/01/22/archaeologist-on-syria-and-iraq-the-artistic-pillaging-is-very-grave-and-irreparable

This week, ISIL destroyed St Elijah’s monastery in Iraq:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/21/world/middleeast/isis-iraq-st-elijahs-monastery.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-35360415
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/islamic-state/12110199/Isis-destroys-St-elijahs-Iraqs-oldest-monastery.html
http://www.dw.com/en/islamic-state-destruction-of-monastery-draws-condemnation/a-18995005
http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2016/01/oldest_christian_monastery_in_iraq_razed_by_isis_photos.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/20/463696832/aerial-images-show-destruction-of-ancient-christian-monastery-in-iraq
http://nhpr.org/post/aerial-images-show-destruction-ancient-christian-monastery-iraq
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Big coverage this week of the origins of those York ‘gladiator’ remains:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-scientists-sequence-ancient-british-gladiator.html
http://www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2016/research/headless-romans/
http://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2016/jan/19/origins-of-yorks-decapitated-romans-traced-by-genome-technology
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3407365/The-mystery-headless-Gladiators-York-DNA-analysis-decapitated-remains-sheds-new-light-Roman-migrations.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/video/news/video-1245644/Gladiator-skeletons-scanned-create-3D-models-research.html
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/01/19/dna-confirms-headless-roman-era-gladiator-not-from-britain-and-maybe-not-a-gladiator/
http://irishpost.co.uk/dublin-geneticists-shed-light-on-mystery-of-roman-empire-gladiators-in-york/
http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/trinity-college-dublin-research-sheds-light-on-gladiator-burials-in-york-377095.html
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/14214758.So_who_were_York_s_decapitated_Gladiators__Researchers_have_new_answers_and_striking_photos____/
http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/our-region/north-yorkshire-moors-and-coast/york/how-york-s-mysterious-headless-romans-may-have-hailed-from-just-a-few-miles-away-1-7684035
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84497
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160119-gladiator-headless-skeletons-dna/

A Greek theatre on Lefkada:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/01/21/archaeologists-discover-large-ancient-theater-on-greek-island-of-lefkada/

Feature on the Polish dig at Paphos:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,407950,archaeologists-know-more-about-the-ancient-capital-of-cyprus.html

Damage to a Roman villa in Spain:

http://www.euroweeklynews.com/3.0.15/news/on-euro-weekly-news/costa-del-sol-malaga/136435-roman-villa-de-rio-verde-in-marbella-stolen-and-damaged

Latest collapse at Pompeii:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/pompeii-entrance-temporarily-closed-fallen-stone-36467675

Latest on Amazons:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/01/18/amazons-could-have-existed-in-ancient-greece/

Thoughts on studying/teaching Ancient Greek:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/opinion/studying-ancient-greek.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/03/opinion/beginning-greek-again-and-again.html

What Nancy Rabinowitz is up to:

http://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/rabinowitz-wins-award-at-scs-meeting

What Julia Hejduk is up to:

http://www.baylor.edu/mediacommunications/news.php?action=story&story=165080

Interview with Ian Hughes about late antiquity things:

http://www.sanduskyregister.com/Blog/2016/01/20/Military-historian-Ian-Hughes-on-the-fall-of-Rome.html?ci=stream&lp=1&p=76%2Cdescription.%2Csite_name.Sandusky

Review of Harris, *Dictator*:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/dictator-review-robert-harris-ends-his-roman-trilogy-with-a-dim-view-of-caesar-20160115-gm6gei.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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Interesting study of a 6 000 years b.p. megalithic tomb from Spain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/26/science/in-an-ancient-tomb-a-hierarchy-of-the-dead.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0
http://phys.org/news/2016-01-neolithic-tomb-reveals-death.html
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0146176
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uob-nmt012116.php
http://scienmag.com/neolithic-megalithic-tomb-in-spain-comprehensively-examined-for-the-first-time/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3408693/Mass-grave-Spain-offers-unparalleled-clues-Neolithic-life-death-Tomb-47-people-reveals-group-lived-worked-ancient-diseases-had.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

A pile of medieval documents from Gniezno:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,408063,huge-collection-of-medieval-documents-discovered-in-gniezno.html

Digging at Bristol Cathedral:

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/Archaeologists-uncover-surprising-secret-Bristol/story-28593821-detail/story.html

A medieval ‘murderers list’ from a Russian cathedral:

http://www.livescience.com/53407-list-of-murderers-revealed-on-cathedral-wall.html

We’ll probably hear more of these burials being found during a Godalming car park construction project:

http://www.getsurrey.co.uk/news/surrey-news/number-skeletons-discovered-godalming-car-10778377

Latest in the Stonehenge tunnel saga:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35322444

Post-fire restoration plans for Clandon Park House:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-35343464

Funding for a medieval York building:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-35328109

Ongoing concerns for Cockermouth Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-35383279

More on that prosthetic foot from Austria:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/1500-year-old-skeleton-with-prosthetic-foot-discovered-by-archaeologists-a6819901.html

More on the ‘Bronze Age Pompeii’ in Peterborough:

http://www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/news_behind/14211075.How_the__quot_Bronze_Age_Pompeii_quot__survived/

More on lingering plague:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-black-death-viral-strains-persisted.html

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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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Archaeologists have located the ancient capital of the Qin state:

http://europe.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2016-01/18/content_23135468.htm

… and possible remains of China’s first emperor’s seaside palace:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/1903023/undersea-treasure-archaeologists-find-submerged-qin-dynasty

Evidence of human settlement in Guwahati from the second century B.C.E. to the first C.E.:

http://www.assamtribune.com/scripts/detailsnew.asp?id=jan2316/at055

A 1500 years b.p. ash deposit from Chandrawati:

http://udaipurkiran.com/1500-year-old-ash-deposit-found-in-chandrawati/

Evidence of a temple beneath a mosque in Ayodhya:

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/india/remnants-of-temple-beneath-babri-mosque-in-ayodhya-57125.html

Excavating New Zealand’s earliest shipyard:

https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/vital-clues-into-early-days-of-european-settlement-unearthed-in-far-north

… and a Tasmanian prison site:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-01-18/fresh-archaeological-dig-gives-rare-change-to-uncover-history/7096746

The politics of archaeology in India:

http://www.dailyo.in/politics/bjp-babri-masjid-ram-janmabhoomi-bajrang-dal-ayodhya-ram-lalla-abvp-vhp/story/1/8616.html
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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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Followup to an earlier find … it is an African American burial ground which they found in Harlem a while back:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/nyregion/remains-discovered-at-an-east-harlem-site-thought-to-be-an-african-burial-ground.html

Some 2500 years b.p. footprints from Arizona:

http://westerndigs.org/oldest-human-footprints-in-the-southwest-discovered-at-tucson-construction-site/

A Chinook site from Oregon (I think):

http://www.chinookobserver.com/co/local-news/20160119/pud-digs-at-chinook-burial-site

Colonial artifacts from a Virginia farm:

http://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1645200244&kid=SupN614WnWs291P7

Feature on slavery of Native Americans:

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/cover_story/2016/01/native_american_slavery_historians_uncover_a_chilling_chapter_in_u_s_history.1.html

Heirloom fruit trees in California:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/19/463510632/in-california-a-treasure-hunt-for-gold-rush-era-fruit-and-nut-trees

Interesting story behind a Yale scholarship:

http://notesfromthequad.yale.edu/notes/2016-01-13-170000/straight-line-19th-century-new-haven-laundry-woman-yds-scholars-today

We’ll probably be hearing more about these bone fragments from St Augustine:

http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Centuries-Old-Bone-Fragments-Unearthed-During-Utility-Dig-in-St-Augustine-365642821.html

… and might be already:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/news/breaking-news/os-st-augustine-cemetery-find-20160118-story.html

More on that militia ‘holding’ a pile of Paiute artifacts:

http://www.csmonitor.com/USA/USA-Update/2016/0117/The-hostages-of-Oregon-standoff-4-000-Paiute-artifacts
http://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1644369601&kid=9niQPxa31Ct5EJr6

… and it’s probably worse than that:

http://m.dailykos.com/stories/2016/1/21/1472882/-Militants-bulldoze-through-Native-American-archeological-site-share-video-rifling-through-artifacts

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A weaver burial from El Paraiso in Lima:

http://mobi.peruthisweek.com/news-lima-remains-of-presumed-weaver-dating-back-to-3500-years-ago-found-in-huaca-108654/

Remains of six women sacrificed a thousand years ago in Peru:

http://www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Archaeologists-find-remains-of-women-sacrificed-1000-years-ago-in-Peru-442504

Cataloging a Peruvian collection:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/646275/?sc=c52

Feature on the Cusco Museum:

http://www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/3680096/museo-machu-picchu-peru-the-cusco-museum-with-clues-to-the-mystery-of-machu-picchu/?cs=4110

More on the ‘White City’ (nothing new):

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3407157/Inside-lost-Honduran-White-City-Excavation-work-begins-deep-jungle-archaeologists-believe-legendary-City-Monkey-God.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/17/honduras-lost-city-president-hernandez-doubts-archaeology

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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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Interesting study on the origins of fairy tales:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-phylogenetic-analyses-fairy-tales-older.html
http://rsos.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/3/1/150645
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/news/fairy-tales-could-date-back-thousands-of-years-research-says-a6822021.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/01/21/what-fairy-tales-tell-us-about-where-we-came-from/
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-35358487?SThisFB
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/no-fairy-tale-origins-some-famous-stories-go-back-thousands-years

… and unrelated thing on ghost stories:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20151204-the-secret-meaning-of-ghost-stories

Pondering Jane Austen’s *Emma* at 200:

http://theconversation.com/friday-essay-jane-austens-emma-at-200-51022

When artists started adding colour to woodcuts:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-artisans-colour-dimension-woodcuts.html

Thomas Becket’s bones are returning to Canterbury:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/12113298/Bones-of-Thomas-Becket-to-return-to-Canterbury-via-Hungary.html

Some photos of Lawrence of Arabia have turned up:

http://irishpost.co.uk/rare-pictures-of-lawrence-of-arabia-uncovered-in-belfast/
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/forgotten-photos-of-lawrence-of-arabia-discovered-1.2502310

On some Persian words that made it into English:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/01/19/463583428/from-candy-to-juleps-persians-left-imprint-on-many-edible-delights

Antarctic explorer Shackleton apparently had heart issues:

http://www.livescience.com/53426-antarctic-explorer-shackleton-heart-defect.html

Germany’s beer purity law is 500 years old:

http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-beer-purity-law-marks-500th-anniversary/a-18990589

A Napoleon and Josephine marriage document is coming to auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84477

Nice gift for humanities at Yale:

http://news.yale.edu/2016/01/15/50-million-gift-help-fund-humanities-hub-create-endowment
http://www.nhregister.com/general-news/20160119/yale-gets-50m-gift-to-upgrade-graduate-hall-enhance-teaching-of-humanities

Some guy claims he own’s a van Gogh at Yale:

http://www.nhregister.com/arts-and-entertainment/20160121/man-who-claims-to-own-yales-van-gogh-appeals-to-supreme-court

Keeping an eye on the Green Collection:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/01/can-hobby-lobby-buy-the-bible/419088/

Hype for a study of human-chicken interaction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/science/chickens-werent-always-dinner-for-humans.html

Still pondering dog domestication:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/19/science/the-big-search-to-find-out-where-dogs-come-from.html

On the resting place of Rudyard Kipling’s son:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35321716
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3404959/Experts-confirm-final-resting-place-Rudyard-Kipling-s-Boy-Jack.html

Feature on wine history:

http://presstelegraph.com/2016/01/18/the-history-of-ancient-and-modern-wines.html

Feature on sunken cities:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160118-the-atlantis-style-myths-of-sunken-lands-that-are-really-true

Feature on mummies around the world:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/01/160118-mummies-world-bog-egypt-science/

Getting cranky with the anthropocene:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-opinion-anthropocene-nonsense-world-crisis.html

Belated honours for a Rorke’s Drift soldier:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-35383089

A different way of looking at history:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/01/23/the-history-of-the-world-as-youve-never-seen-it-before/

They keep finding stuff left behind in Antarctica:

http://news.yahoo.com/antarctic-restorers-uncover-century-old-artifacts-left-early-141731850.html
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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London History:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/jan/22/plague-skulls-show-london-history-10-objects-under-london-simon-norfolk

Peter J. Lenne:

http://www.dw.com/en/from-sanssouci-to-peacock-island-germanys-greatest-landscape-artist/g-18997541

Faith After the Pharaohs:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/egypt-faith-after-the-pharaohs-review-1453242965

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Egyptian scrolls get the xray treatment:

http://www.newsweek.com/x-rays-reveal-secrets-egyptian-scrolls-papyrus-416719
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Plenty of coverage of the large Anglo-Saxon component in English DNA:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-ancient-genomes-reveal-english-one-third.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/wtsi-agr011516.php
http://www.nature.com/ncomms/2016/160119/ncomms10408/full/ncomms10408.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0120/Where-did-the-British-come-from-Ancient-DNA-holds-clues
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3407267/The-English-one-Anglo-Saxon-Study-reveals-time-immigrants-mixed-British-population.html

On mutations accumulating in humans after leaving Africa:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-mutations-accumulated-early-human-migrations.html
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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There was apparently enough agriculture 7000 years b.p. to affect climate:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-01/uov-mes011916.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2016/agriculture-7000-years-ago-slowed-natural-cooling-process-of-global-climate
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Syracuse:

http://www.sfgate.com/travel/article/Allure-of-history-in-ancient-Syracuse-6775855.php

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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/01/culture-crime-news-11-17-january-2016.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 the head of a Hindu statue to Cambodia:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-france-hindu-statue-years.html
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/france-returns-head-of-7th-century-hindu-deity-statue-to-cambodia-130-years-after-french-researchers-took-it
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-35378747

More on Switzerland returning Etruscan items to Italy:

http://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/illicit-artefacts_switzerland-returns-stolen-etruscan-treasures-to-italy/41895888?ns_mchannel=rss&srg_evsource=rss
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n03.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n04.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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Mozart and Salieri actually got along with each other:

http://elpais.com/cultura/2016/01/21/actualidad/1453379139_951472.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2350-audio-news-from-archaeologica-10-jan-16-jan-2016
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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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