Explorator 18.46 ~ March 13, 2016

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

… one of the slowest weeks in a long time …

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Further spins on meat eating, tool development, and human face evolution:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-35766760
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/09/science/evolution-meat-stone-tools-cooking-brains-hominins.html?partner=rssnyt&emc=rss
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-food-key-role-human-evolution.html
http://uk.reuters.com/article/science-chewing-idUKKCN0WB2O2
http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/09/469676852/chew-on-this-slicing-meat-helped-shape-modern-humans
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/h-erectus-cut-chewed-way-through-evolution
http://www.economist.com/news/science-and-technology/21694489-early-humans-may-have-pounded-and-sliced-their-food-make-it-easier
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/stone-age-development-of-simple-cooking-tools-could-have-allowed-humans-to-develop-into-worlds-first-a6921531.html
http://www.livescience.com/53994-paleo-diet-helped-humans-evolve-speech.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/03/09/study-chopping-food-eating-meat-helped-ancient-humans-evolve/81530588/

More coverage of those folks reconstructing the environment at Olduvai:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/ru-ehh030916.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160310082608.htm
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-early-human-habitat-recreated-life.html

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AFRICA
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More on those ‘non human’ handprints on those petroglyphs:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/nonhuman-hands-found-prehistoric-rock-art-143655301.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure if we’ve mentioned this find of assorted Egyptian statuary from Daqahliya:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-03/10/c_135176387.htm

Interesting 18th and 19th century documents turned up:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/190381/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/th-and-th-centuries-Egyptian-archaeological-docume.aspx
http://www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmpArticleNews.aspx?ArtID=101885

Latest in the Sekhema statue saga:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-35772273
http://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/egyptian-embassy-could-buy-sekhemka-statue-and-loan-it-to-british-museum-1-7269958

In case you missed it in all the Ted grant business, Sarah Parcak’s work has documented an increase in looting at Egyptian sites:

http://www.livescience.com/53752-egypt-looting-satellite-archaeology.html

Latest on the Grand Egyptian Museum:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/190568/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/-Ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-to-bolster-Grand-Museu.aspx

Plenty of coverage of the find of a 2500 years bp seal bearing the name of a woman (and another seal, too):

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4186
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/rare-2500-year-old-womans-seal-found-160307.htm
http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/63019/meet-elihana-bat-gael-first-temple-era-woman-valor-jerusalem/
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rare-2500-year-old-womans-seal-from-First-Temple-period-unearthed-in-Jerusalem-447113
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.707409
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=32265
http://www.jewishnews.co.uk/rare-2500-year-old-seal-found-in-excavation-of-ancient-jerusalem-site/
http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2016/03/07/israeli-archaeologists-find-rare-2500-year-old-seals-in-jerusalem-dated-to-king-solomons-temple/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209027
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=85631
http://edition.cnn.com/2016/03/07/middleeast/ancient-seal-woman-jerusalem
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3480604/
http://www.rollstonepigraphy.com/?p=702

More on that 100-tomb mostly Canaanite necropolis near Jerusalem:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/huge-canaanite-burial-ground-found-near-bethlehem/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/ancient-burial-site-with-100-tombs-unearthed-near-bethlehem/2016/03/06/

Not sure there’s anything new in this piece on Tel Khabri:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/03/160303094322.htm

Very interesting Iron Age cache of bronze ‘weapons’ from the Arabian peninsula:

http://www2.cnrs.fr/en/2725.htm
http://phys.org/news/2016-03-non-utilitarian-weapons-arabian-peninsula.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3487828/Cache-3-000-year-old-weapons-unearthed-Arabia-Bronze-quiver-arrows-offered-war-mongering-god.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/03/2016/non-utilitarian-bronze-weapons-discovered-by-archaeologists-in-oman

Feature on women participating in the City of David excavations (and elsewhere):

http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/63148/women-make-their-mark-city-david-excavations-jewish-world/
http://www.jpost.com/In-Jerusalem/The-women-uncovering-our-past-446772

More criticism of plans for the Kotel:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/209026

What Robert Cargill is up to:

http://www.thegazette.com/subject/news/education/higher-education/university-of-iowa-keying-in-on-clusters-20160307

The director of the Hermitage wants to rebuild Palmyra:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/this-is-living-antiquity-the-director-of-the-hermitage-wants-to-rebuild-palmyra/

Plans for an antiquities conservation centre in Jordan:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/projected-centre-aimed-conserving-antiquities
More items from the BBC’s ‘lost objects’ series … first, the Genie of Nimrud:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35755273

… looted Sumerian seal:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35774900

… Armenian church in Deir al Zour:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-35757576

… Mar Elian monastery:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-35725220

Stepping up the ‘war on looting’ in Syria:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/12/arts/international/escalating-the-war-on-looting.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Geometric burial from Lesbos:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/206653/article/ekathimerini/news/geometric-era-tomb-unearthed-on-aegean-island-of-lesvos

I think we mentioned this Etruscan ‘princess tomb’ with artifacts from various cultures:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2016/03/08/etruscan-princess-treasure-found-in-tomb_27253ea7-43c7-4ac1-a9ba-f8d02ba715d6.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/2016/03/08/tomb-excavations-uncover-treasures-of-an-etruscan-princess_a3ac25e9-3168-4c59-9bbc-8024716011e2.html
http://www.thelocal.it/20160309/italian-archaeologists-beat-looters-to-treasure-filled-grave-of-etruscan-princess

More coverage of that Roman ‘tavern’ find in France:

http://www.livescience.com/53993-roman-tavern-discovered-in-ancient-france.html
http://www.livescience.com/53990-photos-roman-tavern-discovered-in-france.html
http://news.yahoo.com/ancient-roman-tavern-found-littered-patrons-drinking-bowls-124721233.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-roman-leisure-complex-including-bathhouse-and-private-wine-press-found-in-jerusalem-a6909731.html
http://pictorial.jezebel.com/ancient-roman-tavern-still-ass-deep-in-drinking-bowls-1764040980

More on the forma urbis fragment:

http://www.livescience.com/53956-new-piece-added-to-worlds-oldest-jigsaw-puzzle.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3481247/Ancient-Roman-puzzle-gets-new-piece-Researchers-closer-completing-2-200-year-old-mystery-finishing-60-foot-map-ancient-city.html

Interesting suggestion about concussions and Alexander the Great:

http://www.lewisboroledger.com/33801/head-to-head-with-alexander-the-great/

Parthenon sculpture skullduggery:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/secret-flight-path-of-the-parthenon-statue/

The Classics department at Queen’s University (one of my almae matres) is celebrating its 175th:

http://www.queensu.ca/gazette/stories/classics-take-175th

Reviews etc. of Seamus Heaney’s Aeneid VI translation:

http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/mar/11/the-guardian-view-on-seamus-heaney-virgilian-farewell
http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/08/aeneid-book-vi-review-seamus-heaney-poetry-book-six
http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/aeneid-book-vi-translated-by-seamus-heaney-review-a3200596.html

Review of Tim Whitmarsh, *Battling the Gods*:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/mar/09/battling-the-gods-atheism-ancient-world-review

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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 Bronze Age tomb in Denmark has some beads which originally came from Egypt:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.707620
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-egyptian-blue-glass-beads-reached-scandinavia

Bronze Age burial from Morecambe Bay:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/mar/13/bronze-age-burial-site-undisturbed-millennia-metal-detectors

M74 upgrade work in Scotland reveals remains of a medieval village:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35774707
http://news.scotland.gov.uk/News/M74-upgrade-unearths-medieval-settlement-23a5.aspx
http://www.scotsman.com/news/transport/1-000-year-old-lost-medieval-village-found-under-m74-motorway-1-4052326
http://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/11259/and-finally-m74-upgrade-unearths-rare-1000-year-old-medieval-settlement/

… and a lost medieval town from Poland:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,408630,scientists-resurrected-lost-medieval-town.html

A medieval tile find:

http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/14332389.Ancient_tile_discovered_in_church_grounds/

Criticism of a castle restoration in Spain:

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/09/matrera-castle-cadiz-spain-restoration-mocked
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484505/Historians-furious-Spanish-castle-repaired-builders.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
http://www.latercera.com/noticia/mundo/2016/03/678-671726-9-restauracion-de-castillo-en-espana-recibe-criticas-y-es-comparado-con-ecce-hommo.shtml
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/11/world/europe/matrera-castle-spain-renovation.html

Feature on Bog People:

http://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2016/03/were-europes-mysterious-bog-people-human-sacrifices/472839/

Blenheim Palace has Europe’s oldest oaks too:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-biggest-collection-ancient-oaks-europe-180958364/?no-ist

Cromford Mills factory has a visitors centre:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-35767344

More on scanning Shakespeare’s grave:

http://news.discovery.com/history/shakespeares-curse-protected-grave-gets-radar-scan-160307.htm
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=85629
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/12184086/Shakespeares-grave-to-be-radar-scanned-despite-famous-curse.html

More on that Anglo Saxon ‘island’ discovery:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/03/09/archaeologists-discover-ancient-anglo-saxon-island-in-uk-countryside.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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Some recent (it seems) finds from Angkor:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/digging-where-gods-were-constructed

Feature on a dig at Tilaurakot:

http://kathmandupost.ekantipur.com/news/2016-03-11/ancient-infrastructure-found-in-tilaurakot-dig.html

Feature on eclipses and Thai rulers:

http://www.livescience.com/53986-history-of-solar-eclipses-thailand-kings.html

A gold crown from West Bengal:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Gold-crown-dug-up-at-Moghalmari-in-West-Bengal/articleshow/51302074.cms

On India’s Ellora Caves:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/hemp-walls-saved-indias-ancient-ellora-caves-160311.htm

On thefts from sites in India (number seems low to me):

http://www.freepressjournal.in/100-antiquities-stolen-monuments-since-2000/800036
http://www.thestatesman.com/news/india/101-antiquities-stolen-in-india-since-2000/128785.html

A talk on the latte period in the Marianas:

http://www.mvariety.com/cnmi/cnmi-news/local/84389-archaeologist-ancient-people-in-marianas-wore-clothes-probably-chewed-betelnut

Hype for the search for an 18th century Dutch trading ship off Australia:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-03-11/elephant-tusks-provide-clue-to-mid-west-ducth-shipwreck/7238118
https://au.news.yahoo.com/a/31057249/wa-search-for-18c-dutch-shipwreck-to-begin/

… and they’re still poking around the Batavia:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3484839/Divers-explore-wreck-Batavia-Dutch-East-India-Company-sank-1629.html

More on the tomb of the Marquis of Haihun:

http://www.newschinamag.com/magazine/tomb-of-a-lost-emperor

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of corn beer production in the Southwestern US:

http://westerndigs.org/first-evidence-of-corn-beer-discovered-on-teeth-in-ancient-southwestern-burials/

A hiker found a pot/site in a cave in Yuma:

http://www.yumasun.com/news/hiker-finds-ancient-pot-in-area-mountains/article_be623cf4-e8a1-11e5-9d23-4f0eae6f69a5.html

A Huron/Wendat burial site was bulldozed in Barrie (!):

http://aptn.ca/news/2016/03/09/buried-souls-how-ontario-bulldozed-through-a-rare-huron-wendat-burial-site-in-barrie/
http://aptn.ca/news/2016/03/11/archaeologist-says-guts-churning-knowing-land-he-cleared-for-go-transit-to-bulldoze-is-huron-wendat-burial-site/

Plenty of coverage of a Civil War shipwreck site off North Carolina:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-scientists-closer-civil-war-coast.html
http://www.livescience.com/53969-north-carolina-civil-war-shipwreck.html
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/mar/08/shipwreck-found-off-north-carolina-coast-probably-dates-to-civil-war
http://publicradioeast.org/post/civil-war-era-steamer-near-oak-island
http://news.yahoo.com/shipwreck-found-off-north-carolina-believed-civil-war-221226813.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3480535/Researchers-say-theyve-likely-Confederate-shipwreck.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/north-carolina-shipwreck-idUSL1N16F1I3?feedType=RSS&feedName=industrialsSector
http://abcnews.go.com/US/rare-civil-war-shipwreck-discovered-off-north-carolina/story?id=37487696
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/civil-war-blockade-runner-found-north-carolina-waters-180958317/

Finds from Lincoln’s (Nebraska) old capitol buildings:

http://journalstar.com/news/state-and-regional/govt-and-politics/old-capitol-remains-discovered-during-courtyard-excavation/article_eeaa15a5-a057-5f38-a173-63d160a8c2d5.html

Studying the consequences of European overharvesting of oyster beds off New York:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-york-harbor-oyster-beds-severe.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/uoma-nyh030716.php

… and forest management:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-eastern-forests-vulnerable-drought-1800s.html

More on those bison bones at the bottom of a lake:

http://www.startribune.com/bison-bones-found-at-lake-bottom-tell-few-tales/371006891/

A 19th century campaign button find:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/as-presidential-race-heats-up-an-interesting-archaeological-discovery-is-made/2016/03/08/632c0252-e0c2-11e5-846c-10191d1fc4ec_story.html
On the Lincoln-Douglas debates:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/10/opinions/holzer-lincoln-douglas-debates/index.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Searching for buried treasure in Paraguay:

http://www.nwaonline.com/news/2016/mar/13/riches-tales-stoke-paraguayan-hopes-201/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/11/world/americas/the-dream-of-treasure-keeps-paraguayans-digging.html

In Our Time on the Maya:

http://open.live.bbc.co.uk/mediaselector/5/redir/version/2.0/mediaset/audio-nondrm-download/proto/http/vpid/p03m4k6z.mp3

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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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On the history of the Nazi salute:

http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-the-nazi-salute-became-the-worlds-most-offensive-gesture

A bronze cockerel from Nigeria was taken down at Cambridge:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-35762834
http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/cambridge-removes-african-statue-after-protest-20160310
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3485000/Bloody-truth-colonialist-cockerel-Cambridge-students-want-sent-Africa-s-melted-money-AFRICANS-earned-selling-slaves.html
https://www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2016/03/09/u-cambridge-moves-controversial-cockerel-bronze

Interesting interactive map to track keywords in historical newspapers:

http://www.slate.com/blogs/the_vault/2016/03/07/us_news_map_interactive_lets_you_map_how_historical_newspapers_digitized.html

The British Museum’s ‘secret’ Study Room:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160304-my-date-with-michelangelo

Isaac Newton’s Principia almost missed getting published:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/science/science-news/12186694/How-Isaac-Newtons-Principia-was-almost-scuppered-by-a-book-about-fish.html

A handwritten Shakespeare play is on display:

http://www.livescience.com/54014-william-shakespeare-surviving-handwriting.html

Feature on Erasmus’ Greek New Testament:

http://www.brnow.org/News/March-2016/Erasmus-Greek-New-Testament-changed-history-500-y?feed=blogs

The Beinecke Library is undergoing renovations:

http://news.yale.edu/2016/03/07/inside-beinecke-library-renovation-qa-director-edwin-schroeder
http://news.yale.edu/videos/inside-beinecke-library-renovation

A Walt Whitman letter turns up:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/rare-walt-whitman-letter-written-for-a-dying-soldier-found-in-national-archives/2016/03/09/6b172142-e228-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html

Another one on humans and dogs:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3485496/Ancient-burials-reveal-dogs-man-s-best-friend-Canines-treated-like-humans-8-000-years-ago.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

Some St Patrick stuff:

http://www.orilliapacket.com/2016/03/11/where-and-when-was-st-patrick-captured

Interesting Edward Thomas photos turn up:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-35727382

On what geniuses ate:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/11/469543237/the-gastronomy-of-genius-food-and-drink-that-inspired-great-minds

On the history of the teddy bear:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2016/03/11/the-true-tangled-tale-of-the-teddy-bear-theodore-roosevelt-and-the-resurgence-of-a-threatened-species/

On Fat Men’s clubs:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/03/07/469571114/the-forgotten-history-of-fat-men-s-clubs

Controversy over plans to sell a Nazi arms dealer’s collection:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/04/arts/international/swiss-museum-faces-a-backlash.html

Review of Bissell, *Apostle*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/books/review/apostle-by-tom-bissell.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Crime stories:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/11/arts/design/review-crime-stories-photography-and-foul-play-is-a-rogues-gallery.html
http://www.npr.org/2016/03/08/469174753/meet-alphonse-bertillon-the-man-behind-the-modern-mug-shot

Pharaoh:

http://www.clevelandart.org/events/exhibitions/pharaoh-king-ancient-egypt
http://www.news-herald.com/article/HR/20160312/FEATURES/160319841
http://www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2016/03/cleveland_museum_of_arts_phara.html

Pharaoh in Canaan:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-canaanites-who-loved-pharaoh-on-display-at-the-israel-museum/

Van Dyck:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/11/arts/design/van-dyck-at-the-frick-documenting-aristocracy.html

Celts:

https://www.sundaypost.com/in10/chat/celtsnational-museum-of-scotland/

Sicily:

http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/features/sicily-culture-and-conquest-at-the-british-museum-how-a-little-kingdom-made-a-huge-multicultural-a6919581.html
http://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/sicily.aspx?spMailingID=50824250&spUserID=MTM5NzkwNTQzNDIS1&spJobID=880242021&spReportId=ODgwMjQyMDIxS0

Nile in Pompeii:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2016/03/07/exhibitions-the-nile-in-pompei-at-the-egyptian-museum_2a3fe6a9-403a-4735-9fca-45ba4777dd51.html

Shakespeare First Folio:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-35776026

A lost Rembrandt:

http://m.france24.com/en/20160309-missing-rembrandt-go-show-global-art-fair-reports

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using satellites to find shipwrecks:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-satellites-shipwrecks-landsat-satellite-foundered.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/nsfc-sas031116.php
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/how-satellites-find-shipwrecks-from-space-160312.htm
http://www.freepressjournal.in/new-way-to-detect-shipwrecks-using-satellites-found/802516

Questioning that ‘covert’ Nefertiti scan:

http://boingboing.net/2016/03/08/covert-scan-of-museums-nefer.html

Scanning some illuminated documents at the Fitzwilliam:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Technology-helps-reveal-secrets-Fitzwilliam/story-28884409-detail/story.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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A different sort of climate story: using Spanish shipwrecks to gather hurricane data:

http://phys.org/news/2016-03-shipwrecks-tree-reveal-caribbean-hurricanes.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-03/uoa-str030216.php
http://www.livescience.com/54028-tree-rings-reveal-hurricane-history.html
http://news.discovery.com/earth/weather-extreme-events/shipwrecks-shed-light-on-hurricane-history-160307.htm
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0307/Are-500-years-of-shipwrecks-the-key-to-forecasting-hurricanes
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3481986/Using-SHIPWRECKS-predict-hurricanes-500-year-old-timber-reveals-clues-past-future-climate-change.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-shipwrecks-offer-clues-history-hurricanes-180958313/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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San Antonio Missions:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/san-antonio-missions-preserve-native-american-history-at-the-nations-newest-world-heritage-site/2016/03/10/69356002-deed-11e5-8d98-4b3d9215ade1_story.html

Venice’s Jewish Ghetto:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/13/travel/venice-italy-jewish-ghetto.html

Athens:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11601325

Italy plans to limit tourist traffic in Cinque Terre:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/italy-limit-tourists-cinque-terre-180958230/

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CRIME BEAT
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A bunch of Indian artifacts were seized from Christie’s:

http://www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-design/federal-agents-raid-christies-in-new-york-20160313-gnhnsf.html
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Indian-statues-seized-before-auction-in-New-York/articleshow/51377426.cms
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/03/11/470149364/feds-recover-stolen-indian-antiquities-from-major-new-york-auction-house
http://www.sfchronicle.com/entertainment/article/Investigators-seize-2-Indian-statues-from-10th-6884974.php
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/ap/article-3488445/1-000-year-old-Indian-statues-seized-NYC-auction-house.html
http://www.kpbs.org/news/2016/mar/11/feds-recover-stolen-indian-antiquities-from-major/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/03/culture-crime-news-29-february-06-march-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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A call for repatriation of all sorts of things:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2016/mar/07/from-the-elgin-marbles-to-the-cambridge-cockerel-its-time-to-return-stolen-goods
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n10.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n11.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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King Lear:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-production-king-lear-features-18th-century-special-effects-180958380/

The women behind Bach’s music:

http://www.dw.com/en/the-8-women-behind-js-bachs-music/a-19102418

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OBITUARIES
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Robert Palladino:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/03/06/arts/design/rev-robert-palladino-83-scribe-who-shaped-apples-fonts.html

Thomas W Africa:

https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/law-policy-and-it/thomas-w-africa
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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/2399-audio-news-from-archaeologica-28-feb-2016-5-mar-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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