Explorator 18.44 ~ February 28, 2016

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

A slow, and not overly-exciting week …

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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The role of teeth in predicting hominin evolution:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-human-evolution-teeth-story.html

… and some versions connect shrinking teeth to tool use:

http://www.livescience.com/53828-wisdom-teeth-shrank-during-human-evolution.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0226/What-prehistoric-wisdom-teeth-tell-us-about-human-evolution
Interbreeding yadda yadda yadda:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/caos-ans022116.php

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AFRICA
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Legally revisiting the destruction in Timbuktu:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/World/2016/Feb-28/339619-destruction-of-timbuktu-goes-before-icc-judges.ashx

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 12th Dynasty tomb on the outskirts of Cairo:

http://www.laprensasa.com/309_america-in-english/3643505_experts-discover-pharaonic-era-tomb-on-outskirts-of-cairo.html
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/new-middle-kingdom-tomb-discovered-near-fayoum-minister

Plans for Gianaclis Palace:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/188629/Heritage/Islamic/Gianaclis-Palace-in-AlBeheira-becomes-a-Nile-Delta.aspx

Recreating Hetepheres’ throne:

http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2016/2/24/semitic-museum-recreates-throne/

Honours for assorted archaeologists working in Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/188179/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Antiquities-minister-honours-foreign-and-Egyptian-.aspx

A seven-year-old playing at Tel Rehov found a small statue of Astarte (maybe):

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Ancient-figurine-discovered-by-7-year-old-boy-25-February-2016.aspx
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.705396
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Boy-7-finds-3400-year-old-statuette-in-Beit-Shean-Valley-446065
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2016/2/25/hiking-israeli-7-year-old-finds-3400-year-old-statuette
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208534
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3465302/Making-archaeology-like-child-s-play-Israeli-boy-accidentally-unearths-3-400-year-old-figurine-curvaceous-goddess.html
http://forward.com/culture/334238/7-year-old-boy-stumbles-onto-3-400-year-old-canaanite-relic/?attribution=home-hero-item-img-2
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/boy-7-finds-3-400-year-old-figurine-israels-tel-n525561?cid=sm_tw&hootPostID=427d3f1308bbbe289989d546d75bfa69
http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/25/middleeast/israel-boy-finds-ancient-figurine/index.html

A trove of David/Solomon-era fabrics found in the Arava Valley:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-team-fabric-dating-kings-david.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/afot-tau022416.php
https://www.tau.ac.il/research/fabric-timna
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archaeologists-discover-unprecedented-fabric-collection-dating-to-Kings-David-Solomon-445974#xtor=EPR-1-%5BNewsletter%5D
http://www.timesofisrael.com/where-solomon-mined-3000-year-old-fashion-collection-unearthed/
http://jpupdates.com/2016/02/24/israeli-archaeologists-make-valuable-discovery-in-timna-mines/
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865648533/Archaeologists-dig-up-fabrics-dating-back-to-kings-David-and-Solomon.html?pg=all
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/religion/archaeologists-dig-up-fabrics-dating-back-to-kings-david-and-solomon/2016/02/24/198bf3e8-db2a-11e5-8210-f0bd8de915f6_story.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3462631/The-fashions-holy-land-Archaeologists-fabrics-reign-Solomon-David-preserved-copper-mine.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Rethinking Jerusalem’s terraces:

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

Hadrian’s lessons for Israel:

http://www.miamiherald.com/opinion/op-ed/article62540317.html

Saddam Hussein apparently had quite the Judaica collection:

http://www.jpost.com/Metro/The-soldier-in-the-Mukhabarat-443108#xtor=EPR-1-%5BNewsletter%5D

More on those Iron Age skeletons from Turkey which were interred with tortoises:

http://www.livescience.com/53848-butchered-turtles-found-ancient-grave.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/iron-age-skeletons-found-buried-with-turtles-160225.htm

More on that 12 000 years b.p. village in the Jordan Valley:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160218061049.htm

Latest opEd on art collectors funding ISIL:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/feb/26/western-art-funding-terrorism-isis-middle-east

A hidden camera video showing the devastation done to Palmyra:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/palmyra-hidden-video-camera-shows-devastation-wreaked-by-isis-as-ancient-ruins-torn-down-a6895311.html

Some opeddish sorts of things on the origins (or not) of ISIL:

http://theconversation.com/did-the-crusades-lead-to-islamic-state-54478
https://theconversation.com/islamic-state-and-the-assassins-reviving-fanciful-tales-of-the-medieval-orient-53873
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Feature on the Ephorate of Underwater Antiquities’ activities:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/206390/article/ekathimerini/life/ephorate-of-underwater-antiquities-salvages-lost-chapters-of-history

… and Kathimerini uses the same photo to accompany an antiquities bust story:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/206393/article/ekathimerini/news/police-seize-1-mln-euros-worth-of-antiquities-from-three-suspects

UQueensland has a Roman medical kit on display:

https://www.uq.edu.au/news/article/2016/02/ancient-medicines-and-bone-lever-rare-roman-medical-kit

Not sure why this new fragment of the Forma Urbis isn’t getting more attention (sorry … most coverage seems to be in Italian):

https://aquinum.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/rinvenuto-un-nuovo-frammento-appartenente-alla-forma-urbis-severiana/

Pompeii plans to open more houses to the public:

http://www.thelocal.it/20160226/pompeii-will-open-more-buildings-and-sites-this-spring
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2016/02/25/more-pompeii-houses-to-open-to-public_6cdecf1d-56e1-4b0e-96bc-f41c5a1e4373.html

Feature on Pompeii wine:

http://www.thelocal.it/20160225/in-an-excavated-and-replanted-vineyards-in-pompeii-a-project-is-bringing-ancient-roman-wine-back-to-life

Feature on the Punic Wars:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/romans/nutshell-facts-punic-wars

Feature on the younger Cato:

http://thefederalist.com/2016/02/22/meet-cato-ancient-romes-george-washington/

Feature on Sparta’s coins:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2016/02/sparta-and-its-coinage-ancients-today.html

I think we mentioned this feature on Oxyrhynchus:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art547313-egyptology-ashmolean-museum-papyrus-archaeology-dumps

Pondering the end of the Republic:

http://nationalinterest.org/feature/the-end-the-republic%E2%80%94then-now-15298

A metal detectorist found a Roman brooch:

http://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/14303574.Priceless_Roman_brooch_found_by_metal_detectorist_donated_to_museum/

… another found a Roman ‘medal’ (but apparently no one took a picture?):

http://www.dumbartonreporter.co.uk/news/14301561.Dumbarton_man_s_rare_Roman_medal_find_goes_on_display_in_museum/

What Benjamin Hicks is up to:

What’s new at RU? Classics Dept sends its first Affiliated Fellow to the American Academy in Rome

More honours for Mary Beard:

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/14294028.Mary_Beard_joins_list_of_famous_names_to_receive_Bodleian_Libraries_medal/

More Iliad translations in the pipe:

http://www.davidson.edu/news/160225-new-translations-of-the-iliad

… and you can post questions to ask Caroline Alexander about hers:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/live/2016/feb/23/translating-the-iliad-webchat-with-caroline-alexander-post-your-questions-now

Classical influences in Saratoga:

https://www.gridsaratoga.com/24784-2/

Funding for the Corinium Museum:

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/14298122.Corinium_Museum_wins_Heritage_Lottery_Fund_support_for_new_interactive_scheme/

(P)review of Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid VI translation:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/feb/27/seamus-heaneys-final-work-translation-aenied-book-vi-6
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/aeneid-book-vi-seamus-heaney-s-miraculous-return-from-literary-afterlife-1.2548521

Reviewish on Josiah Ober’s latest:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/206344/article/ekathimerini/life/josiah-ober-on-the-rise-and-fall-of-ancient-greece

Review of Tom Holland, *Dynasty*:

http://adelaidereview.com.au/arts/books/review-dynasty-the-rise-and-fall-of-the-house-of-caesar-and-dictator/

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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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A Mesolithic ‘pendant’ from the Star Carr site in Yorkshire:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-year-old-pendant-earliest-mesolithic-art.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/uoy-1yo022416.php
http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue40/8/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2016/02/26/what-the-oldest-muslim-graves-in-europe-can-tell-us-about-the-past/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/11000-year-old-pendant-etched-design-found-england
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3464192/Magic-Mesolithic-pendant-oldest-art-Britain-11-000-year-old-jewellery-worn-shaman-ward-evil-spirits.html

… with a spin:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stone-age-britons-may-have-had-prehistoric-secret-code-a6896596.html

The site of the ‘sequel’ of the Battle of Hastings has been found in North Devon:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-35633783

Medieval burials in France might be the earliest evidence of Muslims there (see also the DNA section):

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-evidence-early-medieval-muslim-graves.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/p-eoe021816.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160224145552.htm
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35660488
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/feb/24/archaeologists-discover-oldest-muslim-graves-ever-found-in-europe
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/02/medieval-muslim-graves-in-france-reveal-a-previously-unseen-history/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3462428/Did-Islam-reach-France-1-300-years-ago-DNA-burial-rituals-reveals-Medieval-skeletons-Muslims-suggesting-faith-spread-previously-thought.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Medieval burials from Aberdeen:

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/92-skeletons-discovered-underneath-aberdeen-art-gallery/

Reconstructing the diet of medieval kiddies living around Canterbury Cathedral:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-d-technology-safely-reveal-diet.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160225140248.htm
Medieval foot fungus from a Portuguese cemetery:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/02/23/archaeologists-find-medieval-foot-fungus-in-portuguese-cemetery/#30594ea674db

Photo feature on Venice’s ghetto:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/21/world/cnnphotos-venice-ghetto-anniversary/index.html

Latest Crossrail finds:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3465918/The-Crossrail-treasure-trove-London-s-remaining-shipyard-medieval-moated-manor-Bedlam-burial-ground-haunting-finds-builders-started-work-15bn-line.html

They’re not sure what caused the fire that destroyed ‘Britain’s Pompeii’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35659206

… but storms destroyed ‘Britain’s Atlantis’:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-35549952
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/02/23/how-climate-change-destroyed-britains-atlantis/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3458001/The-storms-devastated-Britain-s-Atlantis-Scientists-evidence-coastal-erosion-drowned-medieval-town-Dunwich.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Plans to revisit and study some finds from Exeter from thirty years ago:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35641765

Watlington Viking hoard has been declared treasure:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-35641765
https://www.historytoday.com/rory-naismith/evidence-anglo-saxon-alliance

Again with the Viking sun crystals:

http://sciencenordic.com/did-vikings-use-crystal-sunstones-discover-america

A Saxon child is getting reburied:

http://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/14296789.Saxon_child_given_proper_burial_by_villagers_nearly_1_000_years_after_she_died/

Derry archaeology comes to a standstill:

http://www.derrynow.com/news/derry-archaeological-digs-halted-due-to-lack-of-funding/76452

More on ‘Ava’:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-35640049

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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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Humans are ‘off the hook’ for the many mammoth deaths at ‘Mammoth Village’:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0214-paleothithic-man-not-the-main-cause-of-deaths-at-vast-mammoth-graveyard/

4300 years b.p. cockroach egg impressions in some Jomon pottery:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-japanese-earthenware-capsules-year-old-cockroach.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/ku-jet022116.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2016/jomon-pottery-contains-4300-year-old-cockroach-egg-case-impressions

Work commences on excavation of a 2000 years b.p. Kushan pond:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/agra/ASI-starts-excavation-work-on-2000-year-old-Kushan-era-pond-in-Vrindavan-village/articleshow/51111545.cms

The Royal Cave Temple is opening to the public:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/peoplesdaily/article-3460021/The-secret-chamber-Zen-Stunning-images-ancient-Chinese-imperial-temple-carved-MOUNTAIN-opens-public.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

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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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A 10 500 years b.p. hunting camp in Chihuahua:

http://westerndigs.org/grave-teenage-girl-southwest-earliest-farmers/

‘Internal dissension’ led to Cahokia’s demise:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-internal-dissension-cited-cahokia-dissolution.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/priu-idc022316.php

Pondering George Washington’s slave ownership:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/commemorating-george-washingtons-slaves-means-acknowledging-the-president-was-a-slave-owner/2016/02/23/11b97976-da56-11e5-891a-4ed04f4213e8_story.html

Chatting about abolitionism:

http://news.yale.edu/2016/02/19/author-slave-s-cause-offers-interracial-view-abolitionism-talk

An interesting black convict’s memoir shows up at auction:

http://www.npr.org/2016/02/26/467805819/written-behind-bars-this-1850s-memoir-links-prisons-to-plantations?sc=17&f=1008

Brown has restored Bannister House:

https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/02/bannister

More on food preservation by hunter/gatherers on Sanak Island:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/sfi-hhp021716.php

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Again, droughts and the fall of the Maya:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160222-severe-droughts-explain-the-mysterious-fall-of-the-maya

NASA imagery of some Nazca lines:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/nasa-airborne-radar-nasca-lines-03600.html

On shipwrecks in the Gulf of Mexico:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-gulf-mexico-historic-shipwrecks-scientists.html

More on the ‘non-demise’ of the Easter Islanders:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/02/160222-easter-island-rapa-nui-collapse-archaeology-moai-mataa-warfare-weapons-Jared-Diamond/
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2016/02/19/easter_island_ecocide_myth_debunked/

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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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Voting on who painted a Giustiniani portrait:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/feb/21/who-painted-giustiniani-portrait-giorgione-or-titian-royal-academy

A Napoleon III collection is coming to auction:

http://www.dw.com/en/billionaire-forbes-puts-napoleon-iii-art-collection-up-for-auction/a-19080087

Assorted leap year items:

http://www.dw.com/en/whats-different-about-a-leap-year-in-germany/a-19070404
http://www.livescience.com/53871-julian-gregorian-calendar-leap-day.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/what-is-a-leap-year-and-why-do-we-have-them-a6897486.html

A lost Giotti in a Transylvanian church?:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=85421

The books Shackleton took to Antarctica:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35633374

The 11 biggest volcanic eruptions in history:

http://www.livescience.com/30507-volcanoes-biggest-history.html

Something about philosophy:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/20/on-the-road-to-humankind-with-leon-festinger/

On the origins of the ‘red carpet’:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160222-where-does-the-red-carpet-come-from

Pondering ‘Plantation’:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/02/22/cornell-plantations-focus-debate-language-slavery
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Florentine Mannerism:

http://www.dw.com/en/long-necks-fat-bellies-shrill-colors-how-florences-16th-century-artists-saw-people/a-19069074

Towne Watercolours:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160222-the-watercolours-that-were-warnings

Children did some curating in Warsaw:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-35670225

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THE TECHY SIDE
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They’re (finally?) applying some tech to the Dead Sea Scrolls reconstruction (I thought they were already doing this?):

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-move-into-the-digital-generation-23-Feb-2016.aspx
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-German-project-uses-advanced-technology-to-piece-together-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-445822
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.704987
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/208425
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4769931,00.html

Dead Sea Scrolls Puzzle Pieces to Be Matched via Digitizing

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3459989/The-important-jigsaw-history-15-000-Dead-Sea-Scroll-fragments-digitally-scanned-pieced-together.html

On use of medical imaging technology to study Egyptian artifacts:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-medical-imaging-techniques-noninvasive-probing.html

If you’d like to print out a copy of the bust of Nefertiti, some ‘sneaky scanners’ have made it possible:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thanks-sneaky-scanners-anyone-can-3d-print-copy-nefertitis-bust-180958213
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news/12172906/Guerrilla-artists-secretly-3D-scan-Nefertitis-bust.html
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160223-artists-secretly-3d-scan-bust-of-egyptian-queen-nefertiti-and-release-3d-print-files-online.html

… in a similar vein:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-virtual-museum-thousands-digital-specimens.html

Recreating Otzi’s voice box:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/italian-scientists-recreate-otzi-the-icemans-voice-box-in-bid-to-discover-how-people-spoke-5000-a6890086.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3458680/Helping-tzi-iceman-speak-grave-Scans-Bronze-Age-mummy-s-throat-used-reconstruct-sounded.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

More on Sarah Parcak’s work:

http://luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.ca/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying Australian DNA:

http://phys.org/news/2016-02-genetics-reveal-years-independent-history.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/02/160225135610.htm

DNA reveals the earliest Muslim burials in France (maybe):

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/02/24/dna-from-medieval-skeletons-reveals-earliest-muslims-in-france/

The Spanish conquest’s genetic legacy in Panama:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/stri-scl022216.php

More on the population change in Europe after the last Ice Age:

DNA evidence uncovers major upheaval in Europe near end of last Ice Age

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Some Roman sites:

http://www.thelocal.it/20160222/breathtaking-roman-ruins-in-italy-that-youve-probably-never-been-to

Archaeology tour of Kenya:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/africa/kenya/articles/a-unique-archaeology-tour-in-kenya/

Royal mummies of Peru:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160216-the-royal-mummies-of-peru

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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Culture Crime News:

Culture crime news 16–21 February 2016

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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The US will return a statue looted from Mussolini’s villa:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/statue-stolen-from-mussolini-s-roman-villa-to-be-returned/
http://www.apollo-magazine.com/us-to-return-statue-stolen-from-mussolinis-villa/

UOklahoma has settled its Nazi loot case:

https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/02/24/oklahoma-settles-case-painting-stolen-nazis
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2016/02/23/university-of-oklahoma-agrees-to-return-pissarro-painting-looted-by-nazis/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n08.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n09.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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Pericles:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/26/theater/review-in-pericles-much-ado-about-a-lot-of-things.html
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OBITUARIES
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Abul Kalam Muhammed Zakaria:

http://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/archaeologist-zakaria-dies-660301
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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/2374-audio-news-from-archaeologica-14-feb-2016-20-feb-2016

Latest Strata:

http://archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/strata-portraits-of-humanity/2359-strata-february-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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