Explorator 18.41-42 ~ February 14, 2016

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Hernan Astudillo, Bob Heuman, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Frank MacKay,
Allan Brockway, Karen Crawford, 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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Two new hominin fossils from Sterkfontein:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-south-africa-sterkfontein-caves-hominin.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/uotw-sas021116.php

Latest from Qesem Cave suggests some early hunter-gatherer types were eating turtles/tortoises:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/science/hunter-gatherers-turtle-qesem-cave-israel.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss&_r=0
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-turtle-soup-perchance-prehistoric-penchant.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/afot-tsp020116.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160201151657.htm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/when-cave-dwellers-got-the-munchies-they-turned-to-roasted-tortoise/2016/02/08/4f934736-c9c6-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=31523
http://news.yahoo.com/prehistoric-man-enjoyed-roasted-tortoise-appetizers-israeli-archaeologist-103247188.html

Sediba apparently had a ‘weak jaw’:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-early-human-ancestor-didnt-jaws.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3433594/Early-humans-glass-jaws-cracked-simply-biting-nuts-Fossils-dispute-claims-2-million-year-old-species-ate-seeds-tree-bark.html?ito=social-twitter_mailonline#ixzz3zbpMEHwu

General feature on Neanderthals:

http://www.theguardian.com/guardian-masterclasses/2016/feb/12/human-evolution-understanding-neanderthals-origins-species-course-masterclass

Suggestion that ‘cultural superiority’ of sapiens led to Neanderthals’ demise:

http://news.stanford.edu/news/2016/february/neanderthals-feldman-culture-0204.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-neanderthal-extinction-due-human-cultural.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-humans-evolved-technology-culture.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/tuob-heb020216.php
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3426706/Neanderthals-wiped-modern-humans-ARTISTIC.html

Heidelbergensis was no slouch, apparently:

http://www.senckenberg.de/root/index.php?page_id=5210&year=2016&kid=2&id=3895

On the gorilla-human split:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-gorilla-fossil-humans-million-years.html

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AFRICA
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Timbuktu has ‘recovered’ its mausoleums:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84878

Studying the San people’s hunting tradition:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2016/researchers-study-poison-arrow-hunting-tradition-of-the-san
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/uok-nrs020116.php

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 4500 years b.p. funeral boat find:

http://praguemonitor.com/2016/02/02/czech-archaeologists-find-unique-4500-year-old-boat-egypt
http://iforumeng.cuni.cz/IFORUMENG-578.html
http://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/archaeologists-unearth-ancient-boat-in-egyptian-necropolis
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-archaeologists-unearth-unique-egyptian-boat.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archeologists-find-rare-4500-year-old-egyptian-funerary-boat-180958020/
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/archaeologists-uncover-4500-year-old-funeral-boat-from-ancient-egypt-and-its-extraordinarily-preserved
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/4500-year-old-boat-found-near-pyramids-160202.htm
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/well-preserved-solar-boat-found-under-egyptian-tomb/news-story/02963385455499a1d163f9d522fa21ea?from=public_atom
http://www.christianpost.com/news/archaeology-discovery-4500-y-o-funeral-boat-found-near-egyptian-pyramid-156466/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3426564/Ancient-Egyptian-boat-discovered-near-pyramids.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Some guys were trying to sell pieces of one of the pyramids:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/186879/Egypt/Politics-/Three-arrested-for-breaking-off-and-selling-pieces.aspx
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africaandindianocean/egypt/12147062/Three-arrested-for-selling-Giza-Pyramid-stones-for-20.html

… and Egyptian archaeologists called for better security:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/186973/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egyptian-archaeologists-call-for-tougher-security-.aspx

… and someone claimed a journalist was harming tourism by reporting it:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquities-official-blames-journalists-harming-tourism-through-pyramids-stone-selling-video

Another guy got in trouble for climbing a pyramid and videoing the whole thing:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/186663/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/German-teen-faces-life-ban-from-Egypt-after-scalin.aspx

A pile of antiquities are missing from the Saqqara galleries:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/187462/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Investigations-underway-on-disappearence-of–artef.aspx

People were griping about a Karnak Amun-Re restoration:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/186849/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Karnak-AmunRe-statue-not-recently-restored-as-clai.aspx

Some followup (wrong word) from the Khentkaus III excavations:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3427852/Did-climate-change-end-reign-pharaohs-Queen-s-tomb-sheds-light-dark-period-ancient-Egypt-4-600-years-ago.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/02/01/researcher-says-discovery-in-tomb-of-ancient-egyptian-queen-could-be-a-present-day-warning/#038;%23038;%23038
http://www.ibtimes.com.au/discovery-archeologists-bashed-skull-queen-egypt-sparks-end-world-speculations-1503238

Recreating Hetepheres’ throne:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2016/02/09/throne-fit-for-egyptian-queen-created-harvard-years-later/ayNHkuhHvwwSnsMYsacQOL/story.html

On identifying mummies:

http://www.livescience.com/53636-mummy-identification-still-uncertain-science.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt/mummy-identification-still-uncertain-science-160208.htm
http://news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt/mystery-mummies-who-are-they-photos-160208.htm

What Zahi Hawass is up to:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/173005/Egypt’s+’Indiana+Jones’+to+Reveal+Details+of+Tutankhamun’s+Death+in+Sofia+Lecture

Looting in Iraq brought to light a fragment of the Epic of Gilgamesh:

https://aeon.co/opinions/how-looting-in-iraq-unearthed-the-treasures-of-gilgamesh
A hiker found a seal of Thutmose III in Israel:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/207422
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/hiker-discovers-3500-year-old-egyptian-seal-in-galilee/2016/02/02/
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.701007
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-hiker-discovers-3500-year-old-Egyptian-seal-in-Galilee-443605#xtor=EPR-1-%5BNewsletter%5D
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3431618/Ancient-Egyptian-scarab-seal-extinct-volcano-Israel-3-500-year-old-carving-represents-Pharaoh-Thutmose-III-resembles-Millennium-Falcon.html

Feature on the Gath dig:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/the-big-gath-dig-goliath-s-hometown/

… and a Timna dig update:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3q6x1d

More on Babylonian astronomy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/29/science/babylonians-clay-tablets-geometry-astronomy-jupiter.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/babylonians-tracked-jupiter-with-fancy-math-tablet-reveals/

Pondering Jerusalem’s terraces:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.701948

Concerns for the Western Wall:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/207375
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Prominent-archaeologist-claims-Western-Wall-construction-will-cause-irreparable-damage-443604

… and it sounds like it might turn into a saga:

http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/The-Antiquities-Authoritys-campaign-against-religious-pluralism-at-the-Western-Wall-443519

On Biblical spelling errors:

http://www.purdueexponent.org/campus/article_b9cb2b07-e7e0-5122-8859-566e15c92564.html

This new Synagogues website is worth a look:

http://synagogues.kinneret.ac.il/

What Aren Maeir is up to:

http://www1.biu.ac.il/indexE.php?id=33&pt=20&pid=33&level=2&cPath=33&type=1&news=2594

Nice feature on Khaled al Asaad:

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/one-museums-tribute-to-the-murdered-syrian-archaeologist-khaled-al-asaad/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20160204_Weekly_Round_Up_5

An ancient Omani ruler burial:

http://timesofoman.com/article/76572/Oman/Heritage/Archaeological-team-discovers-Ancient-Omani-ruler

OpEds on ISIL and cultural heritage:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/02/05/isis-erasing-our-cultural-heritage-in-syria/
http://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2016/02/the-looting-of-syrias-archaeological-treasures/459996/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of silver mining near the Mycenean acropolis at Thorikos, some 5000 years b.p.:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160210110630.htm
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-years-silver-shores-aegean-sea.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/gu-s5y021016.php

Tracing the source of marble preserved underwater at Baia:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-manganese-source-submerged-roman-marble.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160210110802.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/f-sf-lam021016.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2016/discovering-the-source-of-marble-used-in-roman-buildings

Very interesting Roman fresco found in London:

http://www.mola.org.uk/blog/discovery-ornate-roman-fresco-revealed
http://artdaily.com/news/84809/Roman-fresco-hidden-beneath-the-streets-of-London-uncovered-by-archaeologists-
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/roman-wall-painting-discovered-in-london-419891

Remains of a major temple with a huge arcade at Colchester:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/earth/environment/archaeology/12150373/Remains-of-extraordinary-Roman-arcade-found-in-Colchester.html
http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/extraordinary_roman_arcade_found_in_colchester_is_greatest_find_of_its_kind_1_4412792
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3440402/Enormous-Roman-arcade-Essex-magnificent-temple-400ft-long-arched-structure-largest-kind-UK.html
http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/14265990.display/

Roman road found during Hadrian Wall car park construction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-35511868

A Roman canal system near the Dead Sea:

http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/02/03/roman-era-canal-system-unearthed-near-dead-sea/
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=31531

A Roman brooch with an interesting palindrome:

http://www.livescience.com/53663-ancient-roman-brooch-contains-lovely-palindrome.html

In case you missed the ‘ancient Greek laptop’ silliness:

http://www.livescience.com/53629-greek-statue-not-using-laptop.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/no-the-ancient-greeks-didnt-have-laptops-160205.htm
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/02/04/no-thats-not-a-laptop-on-an-ancient-greek-grave-marker/#1ec8c885348a

Feature on finds from Tuva (these seem to be Scythian):

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0212-focus-on-tuva-stunning-treasures-and-macabre-slaughter-in-siberias-prehistoric-valley-of-the-kings/

… while the ‘Ice Princess’ reburial didn’t work out:

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/n0574-legal-bid-fails-to-rebury-remains-of-2500-year-old-tattooed-ice-princess/

Feature on the restored pyramid of Cestius:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/04/romes-lonely-pyramid-of-cestius-gets-a-new-lease-of-life
http://news.yahoo.com/2-000-old-rome-pyramid-getting-visibility-cleanup-175141163.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/2000-year-old-rome-pyramid-getting-visibility-after-cleanup/2016/02/03/317c7338-ca9f-11e5-b9ab-26591104bb19_story.html

Isotope analysis on a pile of 2000 years b.p. burials from Rome suggest there was a large immigrant population:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-clues-human-migration-imperial-rome.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160210165705.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/p-cah020516.php
http://www.livescience.com/53674-first-migrants-to-imperial-rome.html
http://www.livescience.com/53672-photos-migrants-to-ancient-rome.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3440906/Who-Rome-s-mystery-immigrants-Skeletons-ancient-cemetery-travelled-city-North-Africa-Alps-2-000-years-ago.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0211/Who-walked-the-roads-to-Rome-Isotopes-provide-clues
http://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0147585

… related:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-humans-migrants.html

Studying the ‘life cycle’ of Roman pottery:

http://news.uark.edu/articles/33521/u-of-a-researchers-help-capture-lifecycle-of-roman-pottery

Plans to restore an important Temple of Augustus in Turkey:

http://www.todayszaman.com/national_ministry-launches-projects-to-restore-ancient-roman-temple_411378.html

Very interesting frescoes emerging from a church find in Cappadocia:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historic-church-discovered-in-turkeys-nevsehir-could-change-history-of-orthodoxy.aspx?pageID=238&nID=94309&NewsCatID=375

Some ancient school lessons:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/12152081/Ancient-Greek-manuscript-reveal-Roman-life-lessons.html
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/10/ancient-greek-manuscripts-reveal-life-lessons-from-the-roman-empire

Some Cheshire Roman hoards are on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-35560821

I think we mentioned this new mosaic:

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/this-is-the-best-of-the-roman-tradition-a-new-mosaic-unveiled-in-israel/

Nice feature on the Lazarus project:

http://motherboard.vice.com/read/lazarus-project-the-scientists-who-are-deciphering-unreadable-ancient-texts

Concerns for Amphipolis:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/205895/article/ekathimerini/life/who-will-save–amphipolis

Conservation costs at Rome:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160202-the-colossal-cost-of-ancient-rome

A Kyrenia ship update:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/02/04/project-being-launched-to-protect-kyrenia-shipwreck/
http://in-cyprus.com/bi-communal-kyrenia-shipwreck-protection/

… and a Mazotos shipwreck update:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/02/07/a-wreck-of-historic-importance/

LiDAR locates some ‘lost’ Roman roads in the UK:

http://news.yahoo.com/lost-roads-ancient-rome-discovered-3d-laser-scanners-161559393.html
http://www.livescience.com/53681-roman-roads-discovered-lidar-maps.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3436936/Britain-s-lost-Roman-roads-discovered-2-000-years-Maps-reveal-new-key-route-used-conquer-Northern-England.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

On the Greeks and MLK Jr:

http://www.rawstory.com/2016/02/how-the-ancient-greeks-contributed-to-martin-luther-king-jr-s-fight-against-racism/
http://news.holycross.edu/blog/2016/02/03/martin-luther-king-jr-in-dialogue-with-the-ancient-greeks/

Plato is still high on college reading lists:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/02/03/what-ivy-league-students-are-reading-that-you-arent/

A tenure dispute of interest:

http://cookcountyrecord.com/stories/510662929-former-uic-greek-studies-professor-says-colleagues-torpedoed-tenure-application-demands-4-million

On Alexander the Great’s feeling about beards:

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2016/03/off-with-their-beards/426873/

Pondering Homer:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/feb/09/can-homers-iliad-speak-across-the-centuries

The annual Super Bowl and Roman numeral opEds:

http://www.newsweek.com/super-bowl-50-nfl-423478
http://wbt.com/latin-teacher-not-happy-about-super-bowl-not-using-roman-numerals/
http://harrisondaily.com/opinion/david-holsted-thinking-xxiv-vii-ccclxv-about-roman-numerals/article_b33b88cc-c9fb-11e5-a6ab-cfe6edb7a8dc.html

Something about the Zeugma mosaics:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/02/09/anatolian-mosaics-to-be-presented-to-the-world

On Roman ‘half time’ shows:

http://www.livescience.com/53615-horrors-of-the-colosseum.html

What Nevzat Cevik is up to:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nID=94890&NewsCatID=375

What David Mulroy is up to:

http://wuwm.com/post/local-scholars-translation-aeschylus-agamemnon-makes-classic-more-accessible

More pondering of what ‘Classic’ should be/is:

http://dailyprincetonian.com/news/2016/02/thinking-about-names-and-classics/

More on York ‘gladiator’ DNA and related things:

http://3dprint.com/116934/gladiators-in-britain/

More on Minoan shipwrecks:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists-find-bronze-age-shipwreck-off-turkeys-southwest-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=94665&NewsCatID=375
http://news.az/articles/turkey/104823

Review of Whitmarsh, *Battling the Gods*:

http://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2016/02/who-were-first-atheists

Review of Beard, *SPQR*:

http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/spqr-review-mary-beard-explains-why-ancient-rome-still-matters-20160129-gmham3.html
http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/saturdayextra/europe-and-the-limits-of-the-roman-legacy/7148524

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 9000 years b.p. fish fermentation site from Sweden:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-early-settlement-nordic-region-date.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/e-2fb020816.php
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/09/rotten-luck-archaeologists-hail-unique-mesolithic-fermented-fish-find

Very interesting 8500 years b.p. upright burials from Germany:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160211-oldest-cemetery-burial-europe-baby-upright-germany-hunter-gatherer/

Evidence of hunter/gatherers on Skye some 8000 years b.p.:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35533108
http://www.scotsman.com/heritage/people-places/nut-eating-hunter-gatherers-lived-on-skye-8-000-years-ago-1-4025200

Bronze Age offerings/burial from Orkney:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art546824-orkney-sanday-skeleton-cist-grave-goods

Studying ‘Ava’s’ burial:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35558638

More from Britain’s ‘Pompeii’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35492599

Iron Age finds from near Falkirk:

http://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/local-news/find-forges-a-link-to-our-iron-age-1-4023922

Excitement about a badger-excavated cremation burial near Stonehenge:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35523757
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3438781/Exciting-Bronze-Age-cremation-site-unearthed-near-Stonehenge-BADGER-Human-remains-4-000-year-old-artefacts-near-animal-s-sett.html

… meanwhile, many of the remains found at/near Stonehenge appear to belong to women:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35461309
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0207/Stonehenge-bigwigs-included-women-study-suggests
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/powerful-women-buried-at-stonehenge-160203.htm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3430211/Stonehenge-burial-pit-Neolithic-elite-contains-surprising-number-women-suggests-females-played-key-role-society-rights-men.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

… a nice photogallery:

http://www.westerndailypress.co.uk/pictures/Stonehenge-pictures-years/pictures-28078533-detail/pictures.html

… and they’re still talking about the road:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-35539796

Remains of a 7th/8th century village on Anglesey:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-35539771
http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/medieval-village-discovered-anglesey-first-10869422

A ‘mysterious’ Anglo Saxon gold mount find:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-35556202

ALS (isn’t that LiDAR?) reveals some medieval Prussian sites in Poland:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,408250,laser-reveals-secrets-of-early-medieval-prussians.html

A site associated with the Massacre of Glen Coe:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35558646

Henry VIII’s head injuries may have influenced his martial behaviour:

http://www.livescience.com/53662-king-henry-viii-head-injuries-behavior.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-henry-viii-brain-injury-nfl.html

They pulled a 600 years b.p. shipwreck intact out of a Dutch river:

http://www.nltimes.nl/2016/02/10/600-year-old-shipwreck-recovered-intact-from-dutch-river/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/medieval-trading-ship-raised-to-surface-almost-intact-after-500-years-on-riverbed-in-netherlands-a6870221.html
http://uatoday.tv/society/rare-medieval-shipwreck-brought-to-surface-in-the-netherlands-589775.html

Those Viking ‘sun crystals’ are back in the news:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-vikings-crystal-sunstones-america.html

The unfulfilled legacy of London’s Great Fire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35418272

… meanwhile, they’ve figured out exactly (!) where it started:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/12109005/great-fire-of-london-origin.html

Funding for Hylton Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-35461671

Jorvik Viking Centre needs funding after the floods:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-35550226

Concerns for Barnard Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-35536991

Hereford Cathedral is replacing a long-missing cross:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-35512338

Restoring the site of the Battle of Waterloo:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10218931/Rescuing-the-farm-where-Wellington-won-the-battle-of-Waterloo.html

Trying to save the tradition of writing Britain’s laws on vellum:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/12150896/MPs-plan-last-ditch-bid-to-save-the-thousand-year-old-tradition-of-recording-Britains-laws-on-Vellum.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/11/world/europe/critics-ruffled-as-parliament-turns-the-page-on-parchment.html

The Vynes’ Henry VIII window has been restored:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-35462455

Plans to tear down Folkstone training camp:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/army-base-where-canadians-trained-in-the-great-war-faces-wrecking-ball/article24012937/

More on Vikings and worms and latrines and stuff:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-genes-latrinesvikings-worms-clues-emphysema.html
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160204085109.htm

—–
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Some 1700 years b.p. dumplings excavated from a tomb in Xinjiang:

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=319752

Some NSFW material (maybe) from a burial in China:

http://www.scmp.com/tech/science-research/article/1908627/sex-toys-or-religious-relics-wooden-phalluses-found-lost

A study of Chamorros (Guam) migration waves:

http://www.guampdn.com/story/news/2016/02/10/archaeologists-two-waves-chamorro-migration/80097560/
http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/83672-differences-among-ancient-chamorro-remains-bolster-two-migrations-theory
http://www.postguam.com/news/local/differences-among-chamorro-remains-bolster-two-migration-theory/article_2866db78-ceee-11e5-a18a-77c659e335e7.html
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-archaeologists-chamorros-migration.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3442186/Archaeologists-present-findings-Chamorros-migration.html

… and some pre-migration details:

http://www.pacificnewscenter.com/local/7861

An early Lapita site:

http://fijivillage.com/news/New-early-Lapita-site-discovered-in-Bua-krs529/

Finds from the Shamala river:

http://www.realfarmacy.com/ancient-indian-river/

A 900 years b.p. Buddhist temple from Nilphamari:

http://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/900-year-old-temple-found-nilphamari-510211

A 600 years b.p. Ming cup is coming to auction:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=85030

A 19th century shipwreck off West Australia:

http://www.watoday.com.au/wa-news/bunbury-dpaw-site-workers-stumble-across-suspected-19th-century-shipwreck-20160208-gmova3.html

More on that Buddha ‘post hole’ (which apparently isn’t being reported quite accurately):
http://www.chinapost.com.tw/art/arts/2016/02/01/457489/Buddha-post.htm

An interesting ‘Samurai Police Manual’ (for want of a better term):

http://www.livescience.com/53582-samurai-martial-arts-manual-for-cops-revealed.html

On the evolution of the Australian prime minister (sort of):

http://theconversation.com/lacking-a-script-individuals-drove-the-evolution-of-prime-ministerial-power-53741
Not sure if we mentioned cat domestication in China:

http://www.livescience.com/53567-leopard-cats-domesticated-ancient-china.html

More on the oldest tea:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84782

—–

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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I think we mentioned these ancient footprints found near Tucson, Arizona:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancient-footprints-discovered-in-arizona/

… there was also some vandalism near Tucson:

http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/31181585/vandals-strike-ancient-archeological-site-near-tucson

Illegal digging at Fort Ellis:

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/illegal-dig-at-historic-fort-ellis-prompts-archaeological-concerns/article_dc044eb1-8aa1-5982-902d-6be71dbb70af.html

Road construction in Illinois reveals a Cahokia site:

http://www.dailyillini.com/article/2016/02/university-archaeologists-uncover-ancient-settlement

A pile of sites (12 000 years b.p in some cases) from Nevada:

http://westerndigs.org/nearly-20-stone-tool-sites-up-to-12000-years-old-discovered-in-nevada/

Pondering some Kotzebue finds:

http://www.adn.com/article/20160201/kotzebue-construction-workers-stumble-across-archaeological-find
http://www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1605locals_may_provide_clues_to_origins_of

Preserving petroglyphs found on Eagle Mountain (Utah):

http://fox13now.com/2016/02/08/city-officials-developers-work-to-preserve-petroglyphs-discovered-in-eagle-mountain/

… related opEd:

http://www.sltrib.com/opinion/3504124-155/op-ed-native-american-rock-panels-are

On the implications of Siberian mammoth finds for North America:

http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science/2016/02/07/01-mammoth-find-in-siberia-could-change-understanding-of-americas-discovery.html

They’re back at the Erebus:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-underwater-archaeologists-explore-erebus.html

On urban archaeology in New York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/nyregion/awakening-the-bowerys-ghosts.html?smid=tw-nytimes&smtyp=cur

On Mardi Gras’ roots in Alabama:

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/08/465758335/for-mardi-gras-les-bon-temps-rouler-in-mobile-ala-too

Arguing over Acoma traditions:

http://www.sfreporter.com/santafe/article-11510-the-professor-and-the-pueblo.html#.Vq50JUk7xb8.facebook

Something about squash:

http://mennoworld.org/2015/11/23/feature/cmu-squashes-false-tale-with-story-of-growing-relations/

George Washington’s still is back in the news:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/upshot/george-washington-the-whiskey-baron-of-mount-vernon.html

Some Abe Lincoln stuff:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/02/12/abraham-lincoln-happy-birthday-kentucky-illinois-indiana/80280914/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Latest from the Jaguar City:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160209-honduras-lost-city-archaeology-discovery-jaguar-sculptures-photos/

Pre-Conquest remains in Buenos Aires:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2405467&CategoryId=14093

90 sites from Arequipa (Peru):

http://www.andina.com.pe/ingles/noticia-90-archaeological-sites-found-in-arequipa-peru-596905.aspx

An ‘upgrade’ in UNESCO status of Machu PIcchu:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-unesco-machu-picchu-improves-and-leaves-endangered-heritage-list-108730

There’s a ‘chill’ in the art market:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/08/arts/international/inklings-of-a-chill-in-the-art-market.html

—–
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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Suggestion that Michelangelo was suffering from arthritis when he was doing St Peter’s:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12136831/Michelangelo-battled-through-painful-arthritis-to-design-St-Peters-Basilica-portraits-show.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/michelangelo-may-have-had-arthritis-180958056/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/09/science/michelangelo-arthritis-hands-portraits.html

On an 18th century ‘tea cartel’:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/02/465329683/cuppa-thugs-these-brutal-smugglers-ran-an-18th-century-tea-cartel

Interesting Transylvanian theme park:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/01/27/arts/transylvania-subterranean-theme-park/?sr=twCNN020316transylvania-subterranean-theme-park0146AMStoryGalPhoto&linkId=20917789

A lost Bosch turns up in a US museum:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35462043

On toleration of immigrants in the MIddle Ages:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-english-towns-jewish-heritage-tolerant.html

A 200 years b.p. curry recipe:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/british-monks-discovered-curry-recipe-200-year-old-cookbook-180957979/?no-ist

On the ‘secret’ of ancient Venetian glass making:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2016/0204/Secrets-of-ancient-Venetian-glassmaking-revealed

Interesting medieval playing cards:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lavishly-illustrated-medieval-playing-cards-flouted-church-and-law-180957994/

On the history of gravity:

http://theconversation.com/timeline-the-history-of-gravity-54528

On punitive divinities and moral development:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-punitive-omniscient-gods-expansion-human.html
https://theconversation.com/how-punitive-omniscient-gods-may-have-encouraged-the-expansion-of-human-society-54275
http://www.hecc.ubc.ca/2016/02/10/moralisticgods/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/rise-human-civilization-tied-belief-punitive-gods

Charles I’s Shakespeare folio is on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-35561796

The usual Valentine’s Day stuff of varying quality and dependability:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/12152008/Valentines-Day-2016-What-has-it-got-to-do-with-love-And-who-was-St-Valentine.html

Some posthumous disease diagnoses:

http://www.history.com/news/7-historical-figures-posthumously-diagnosed-with-illnesses

… and a Laura Ingalls diagnosis too:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/03/health/mary-ingalls-blind-little-house-on-prairie/index.html

On how public art gets ‘lost’:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160208-why-are-these-masterpieces-at-risk

No, it wasn’t wooly mammoth (or sloth) at the Explorer’s Club:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-mystery-explorers-club-meal-wasnt.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/02/05/465309625/two-grad-students-use-science-to-bust-the-dinner-hoax-of-the-century?sc=17&f=1007
http://news.yale.edu/2016/02/03/yale-puts-prehistoric-mystery-meat-test-spoiler-alert-it-s-not-woolly-mammoth-or-giant-gr

Plans to recreate the voyage that brought settlers to Japan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35542648

More on that atlas/Reddit thing:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/01/15/463209833/norways-national-library-discovers-rare-atlas-with-a-little-help-from-reddit

On William Blake’s grave:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/magazine/letter-of-recommendation-william-blakes-grave.html

Tracing the idea of asylum:

http://theconversation.com/sanctuary-for-asylum-seekers-is-an-offer-with-ancient-pedigree-54234

On the history of the lawn:

http://theconversation.com/adventures-on-the-lawn-sex-death-democracy-and-rebellion-51734

On assorted rhetorical structures:

http://theconversation.com/think-you-know-your-rhetorical-structures-i-cant-even-43056

On some Carnival origins:

http://www.dw.com/en/a-kiss-for-your-tie-why-carnival-kicks-off-with-gender-power-games/a-19022057

On Dadaism:

http://www.dw.com/en/how-dadaism-revolutionized-art-100-years-ago/a-19016756

Arguing over a Picasso:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/03/arts/design/picasso-bust-custody-battle-moma.html

Groundhog Day history:

http://www.livescience.com/53559-groundhog-day-punxsutawney-phil-history.html

A Rembrandt deal:

http://www.dw.com/en/historic-deal-france-and-the-netherlands-buy-two-rembrandts-together/a-19017898
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=84798

Looking for gold in human urine:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/02/465188104/phosphorus-starts-with-pee-in-this-tale-of-scientific-serendipity

Another thing on fairy tales:

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/07/463861692/folklore-for-hipsters-fairy-tales-before-they-were-cool

The only time I want to mention Donald Trump in these pages:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160205-what-does-this-have-to-do-with-trump

Flat earth stuff:

http://phys.org/news/2016-01-flat-wrong-misunderstood-history-earth.html

On assorted female body parts in history:

http://theconversation.com/no-youre-not-hardwired-to-stare-at-womens-breasts-53449

On collecting art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/t-magazine/art/takashi-murakami-art-collection-yokohama-museum.html

On Berlin’s ad columns:

http://www.dw.com/en/how-berlin-got-its-omnipresent-ad-columns-and-why-digital-marketing-cant-topple-them/a-19035128

Searching for the Connaught:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160210-inside-the-hunt-for-a-million-dollar-haul-of-ocean-gold

How ancient Egypt shaped our ideas of beauty:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160204-how-ancient-egypt-shaped-our-idea-of-beauty
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Artist and Empire:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160205-the-art-of-empire-can-britain-face-its-colonial-past

Quebec Archaeology:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=85047
http://news.nationalpost.com/life/travel/from-shipwrecks-to-dugout-canoe-exhibition-highlights-quebec-archeology

Vikings:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/arts/design/vikings-here-to-set-the-record-straight.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3429225/Vikings-Times-Square-exhibition-500-artifacts-debunks-myths-surrounding-Scandinavian-raiders-traders.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Dendur Colors:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/arts/temple-of-dendurs-lost-colors-brought-to-life-at-the-met.html

Pre Raphaelite drawings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-35472652

Pompeii: Recovery of Antiquity:

http://www.mcgilltribune.com/a-e/the-recovery-of-antiquity-musee-des-beaux-arts-802724/
http://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/arts/visual-arts-the-pompeii-of-79-a-d-returns-to-life-at-the-montreal-museum-of-fine-arts

Power and Pathos:

http://catholicherald.com/stories/Power-and-Pathos-gives-a-glimpse-into-Jesus-world,30868

Midas:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/golden-age-of-midas-exhibit-in-us-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=95005&NewsCatID=375
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2016-02-11/latest-news/penn-museum-exhibit-features-rare-treasures-time-king-midas
http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2016/02/08/groundbreaking-king-midas-exhibit-premieres-in-philadelphia/

DaVinci:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/what-to-see/leonardo-da-vinci-the-mechanics-of-genius-science-museum-review1/

Lod Mosaic:

http://www.southflorida.com/theater-and-arts/sf-roman-mosaic-frost-museum-art-miami-mystery-lod-20160209-story.html

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THE TECHY SIDE
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On drones and archaeology:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/du-dfr021016.php

On the use of satellites to find shipwrecks:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/satellites-could-help-discover-modern-and-ancient-shipwrecks/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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The genetic legacy of Neanderthals:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-neanderthal-dna-subtle-significant-impact.html
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/neanderthal-human-trysts-may-be-linked-to-modern-depression-heart-disease/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03j9wx2
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2016/02/11/466224456/science-hunts-for-clues-to-human-health-in-neanderthal-dna
http://www.livescience.com/53691-neanderthal-human-interbreeding-health-risks.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/11/neanderthal-dna-may-account-for-nicotine-addiction-and-depression
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12152734/Depression-obesity-and-smoking-all-triggered-by-our-inherited-DNA.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/mental-health-problems-could-have-origins-in-neanderthal-interbreeding-a6868286.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3442488/Can-t-lose-weight-quit-smoking-Blame-Neanderthals-Genes-inherited-ancient-cousins-linked-addiction-depression-callouses.html
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/351/6274/676.4
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/02/11/neanderthal-dna-may-still-affect-our-health-and-habits/
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2405546&CategoryId=13936
http://www.albanydailystar.com/health/europeans-and-asians-carry-between-15-percent-and-4-percent-neanderthal-dna-16330.html

‘Most Britons’ have Syrian DNA, apparently:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1244654/Study-finds-Britons-descended-farmers-left-Iraq-Syria-10-000-years-ago.html

Some major upheaval seen in DNA dating back to the last Ice Age:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160204150602.htm
http://phys.org/news/2016-02-dna-evidence-uncovers-major-upheaval.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0205/Major-population-upheaval-in-Ice-Age-Europeans-linked-to-climate-change

Tracing African slaves:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160204-tracing-slave-dna-africa-mesoamerica/

… not sure if this rethink of the African genome is related to the above:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/05/science/dna-study-of-first-ancient-african-genome-flawed-researchers-report.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss

Concerns after a legal battle over La Jolla bones:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/02/science/tribes-win-in-fight-for-la-jolla-bones-clouds-hopes-for-dna-studies.html
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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The Little Ice Age is linked to political turmoil in China:

http://www.techtimes.com/articles/132171/20160210/can-climate-change-alter-course-of-history-little-ice-age-linked-to-political-turmoil-in-china-fall-of-roman-empire.htm

… and other places:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-ice-age-coincides-fall-eastern.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/fe-ni020416.php
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/02/volcano-induced-little-ice-age-may-have-contributed-famines-wars-6th-and-7th-centuries
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2076713-125-year-mini-ice-age-linked-to-the-plague-and-fall-of-empires/

Some effects of the last Ice Age:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-volcanic-eruptions-ice-age-caps.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Cave temples of India:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/remarkable-cave-temples-architecture-nagara-dravidian-southern-india-deccan-chalukya-180957971/

Italy by Vespa:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/14/travel/vespa-italy-holidays-tours.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

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CRIME BEAT
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A retired archaeologist from India is tracking down stolen artifacts:

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/a-75-year-old-archaeologist-catches-artefact-smugglers-sitting-on-his-computer-1454871755.html

Another replacing-real-with-fakes-in-the-museum case:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/house-panel-looking-museum-artefacts-after-400-ancient-coins-replaced-fakes

A couple weeks’ worth of Anonymous Swiss Collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/02/culture-crime-news-1-7-february-2016.html
http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/02/culture-crime-news-25-31-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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Major repatriation of Symes-related antiquities:

http://www.livescience.com/53610-stolen-treasures-returned-italy.html
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/article4680017.ece
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3427051/Hundreds-looted-antiquities-including-mosaics-Pompeii-ancient-sarcophagi-uncovered-Switzerland.html
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/trove-of-antiquities-found-in-secret-swiss-store-and-they-are-linked-to-disgraced-british-art-dealer/
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/switzerland/12134541/Disgraced-British-art-dealers-priceless-treasure-trove-discovered-hidden-in-Geneva.html
http://www.livescience.com/53610-stolen-treasures-returned-italy.html
http://www.livescience.com/53606-photos-etruscan-treasures-returned-italy.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italy-retrieves-looted-treasure-linked-to-british-art-dealer-as-pressure-builds-for-uk-to-return-a6847611.html

Peru recovered a pile of artifacts:

http://www.andina.com.pe/ingles/noticia-peru-recovers-largest-batch-of-cultural-relics-597238.aspx

Egypt is getting a bowl back from Germany:

http://allafrica.com/stories/201602130440.html

Some British-owned aboriginal artifacts might be returned:

http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/10/14/09/sacred-indigenous-artefacts-could-soon-be-returned-to-australia

Ecuador is getting back a pile of things from Argentina and Spain:

http://artforum.com/news/id=57989
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on ancient counterfeiters:

http://www.coinweek.com/featured-news/bad-money-ancient-counterfeiters-and-their-coins/

700 years b.p. Danish ‘Civil War’ coins:

http://www.thelocal.dk/20160210/700-year-old-danish-civil-war-coins-found-by-metal-detector
https://www.rt.com/news/332073-denmark-medieval-coins-apple/

Plenty of e-Syla (in order of appearance):

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n05.html
http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n06.html
http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n07.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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Hamlet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35450301

Birth of a Nation:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-35458409
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OBITUARIES
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Margaret Rylatt:

http://www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-news/coventry-archaeologist-margaret-rylatt-died-10845567

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2355-audio-news-from-archaeologica-24-jan-2016-30-jan-2016
http://archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2358-audio-news-from-archaeologica-31-jan-2016-6-feb-2016

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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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