Explorator 19.10 ~ July 4, 2016

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

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Naledi might date to less than 1 million years b.p.:

http://www.livescience.com/55226-homo-naledi-lived-recently.html

The arrival of modern humans may have contributed to the demise of floresiensis:

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-discovery-hobbit-demise.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160629165910.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uow-fds062716.php
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/humans-did-wipe-out-real-life-hobbits-say-scientists-a7111246.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3666215/Did-modern-humans-kill-Hobbits-Remains-fires-Flores-suggests-Homo-sapiens-arrived-earlier-believed.html
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AFRICA
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Feature on the Khoisan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36649794

More on concerns for Somalit petroglyphs:

http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/rocky-future-for-somalia-s-ancient-cave-art-1.2962595
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Egyptian Museum’s ‘artifact of the month’:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/232240/Heritage/Museums/Childbirth-stelae-picked-as-Egyptian-Museums-July-.aspx

More on who was in KV55:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/16740/47/Tomb-mystery-solved-.aspx

An interesting mummy restoration:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-36545779

A 40 000 years bp ‘grinding stone’ (!) from a Western Galilee cave:

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=34625

A pair of interesting structures have been found at the Usakli Mound:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/structures-at-usakli-mound-may-be-ancient-zippalanda-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=100977

A cuneiform tablet shows ancient Mesopotamian workers may have been paid in beer:

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/blogs/insight/5-000-year-old-tablet-shows-mesopotamian-workers-paid-in-beer-165528011.html

On how Romans and Jews ‘invented’ trash collection:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.727585

Jogging on the beach has revealed a 900 years bp oil lamp:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/214303
http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/344002/lifeguard-discovers-900-year-old-oil-lamp-on-israeli-beach/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/israeli-lifeguard-discovers-900-year-old-candle-during-beach-run/2016/06/27/

A very nice mosaic was revealed at the Church of the Nativity:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-36591434

Archaeology season has ‘opened’ in Antalya:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeology-season-opens-in-antalya-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101096&NewsCatID=375

First call to prayer at Hagia Sophia in 85 or so years:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/first-call-to-prayer-inside-istanbuls-hagia-sophia-in-85-years.aspx?pageID=238&nID=101161&NewsCatID=341

Concerns for the Lion of Babylon:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/iraq-babylon-culture-heritage.html

How ISIL’s ‘trap’ at Palmyra was foiled:

https://consortiumnews.com/2016/06/30/how-isiss-palmyra-erase-trap-was-foiled/

More on ISIL’s destruction of the Temple of Nabu:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/isil-rampage-continues-with-destruction-of-the-temple-of-nabu-in-northern-iraq/

Revisiting the suggestion that Palmyra was being looted by Russian and/or Syrian troops:

http://www.counterpunch.org/2016/06/29/about-the-accusation-that-syrian-and-russian-troops-are-looting-palmyra/

Documenting the ‘trail of destruction’ of antiquities in the Middle East:

http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2016/06/egypt-cultural-heritage-destruction-antiquities-digital-map.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Some gold coins are adding to the evidence of the site of Varus’ disaster:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3670663/Eight-gold-coins-discovered-Germany-mark-site-ancient-Roman-massacre-archaeologists-say.html

Remains of four more victims in a shop in Pompeii:

http://www.livescience.com/55212-ancient-vesuvius-victims-found-near-pompeii.html
http://www.thelocal.it/20160627/pompeii-digs-unearth-skeletons-of-fugitives-in-back-of-shop
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/24467/20160629/remains-vesuvius-eruption-victims-discovered-ancient-pompeii-shop.htm
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-skeletons-found-in-ransacked-shop-near-pompeii/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3658790/Skeletons-coins-dig-ancient-Pompeii-shop.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

… in case you need a refresher on Pompeii:

http://www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html

Followup to the find of a mask of Pan at Hippos a couple years ago:

http://www.livescience.com/55201-gateway-to-greek-god-sanctuary-discovered.html
http://www.algemeiner.com/2016/06/29/ancient-sanctuary-of-greek-god-pan-unearthed-in-northern-israel-discovery-sheds-light-on-other-major-finds-in-area/#
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/24461/20160629/ancient-sanctuary-greek-god-uncovered-israel.htm
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Roman-gate-discovered-in-ancient-city-of-Hippos-may-solve-mystery-of-mask-of-Pan-457886
http://newswise.com/articles/a-gateway-to-pan-exposed-at-hippos
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3664906/Have-archaeologists-Pan-s-lair-Roman-mask-hints-newly-room-sanctuary-god.html

A Roman mosaic from Kinkkale:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-mosaic-unearthed-in-wheat-field-in-turkeys-kirikkale.aspx?pageID=238&nid=101019&NewsCatID=375

I think we mentioned this Roman dig in Sheffield:

http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/forgotten-frontier-of-roman-empire-unearthed-in-sheffield-1-7991388

Evidence of a ‘chariot cooling system’ at Carthage’s circus (hmmm):

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.727849

Not sure where to put this item on the discovery of an Indo-Greek city in Swat:

http://www.dawn.com/news/1267322/archaeologists-discover-layers-of-indo-greek-city-in-swat
http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=5011831&Itemid=1

The dig at Akrotiri has resumed:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/210027/article/ekathimerini/life/akrotiri-excavations-on-santorini-start-up-again-with-funding-injection-from-eugene-kaspersky

Vague item on Roman remains being found in Congresbury:

http://www.northsomersettimes.co.uk/news/roman_remains_found_in_congresbury_1_4599168

Remains of a Roman building in Meonstoke:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/14583834.Rare_Roman_building_revealed_in_dig_in_the_Meon_Valley/

Feature on the necropolis at Orthi Petra:

http://www.euronews.com/2016/06/28/the-necropolis-of-orthi-petra-opens-a-window-to-the-homeric-world/

Rome was showing off the ‘Colosseum makeover’:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-art-colosseum-idUSKCN0ZH579
http://www.thelocal.it/20160701/romes-colosseum-gets-multi-million-euro-face-lift
http://www.euronews.com/2016/07/01/colosseum-makeover-gets-the-thumbs-up-from-italian-pm-renzi/
http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/romes-colosseum-cleaner-magnate-funded-restoration-40271985
http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/europe/italy/81720071/Rome-shows-off-cleaned-up-Colosseum

… and there are plans to include a floor:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2016/07/01/colosseum-to-have-floor-by-2018-franceschini_96519718-5614-46b9-9cf9-c13d67f31a22.html

Another pensioner busted with antiquities in Athens:

http://info-europa.com/uncategorized/police-arrest-athens-man-for-antiquities-smuggling/374

On ancient fossil hunting:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2016/06/29/roman-emperors-monster-bones-and-the-early-history-of-fossil-hunting/#200defeb417a

Feature on ancient bathing:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg23130800-600-ancient-rome-the-empire-that-cleaned-up/

Suggestion that the Antikythera Mechanism was a ‘STEM’ project:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2016/06/30/antikythera-mechanism-may-have-been-worlds-first-stem-project/

More on that ‘dolphin’ weapon found in the Antikythera wreck:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/28/483115572/ancient-shipwreck-off-greek-island-yields-a-different-sort-of-treasure

More Antikythera Mechanism coverage:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-greek-computer-came-with-a-user-guide/

More on the possible find of the city of Rhapta:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3664442/Has-2-000-year-old-lost-city-Rhapta-Ancient-ruins-coast-Tanzania-Roman-market-town.html

Review of *Harry Mount’s Odyssey*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/jun/28/harry-mount-s-odyssey-review-homer
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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Suggestion that Neolithic tombs were used for calendrical/observational purposes (overspinning galore):

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-prehistoric-tombs-astronomical-viewing.html
http://www.livescience.com/55248-prehistoric-tombs-were-first-telescopes.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0701/How-did-ancient-people-peer-at-the-stars-before-the-telescope
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-ancient-tombs-may-have-been-both-grave-observatory-180959668/
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/stargazers-may-have-used-ancient-stone-tombs-to-set-calendars-thousands-of-years-before-galileo
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/06/29/neolithic-tombs-were-telescopes-to-view-the-stars/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jun/30/the-prehistoric-tombs-that-may-have-been-used-as-telescopes
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2095597-prehistoric-tombs-may-have-doubled-as-star-gazing-observatories/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3666210/Were-ancient-tombs-telescopes-6-000-year-old-structures-focused-light-clearer-view-stars-set-calenders.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

A Viking burial from Denmark (found in 2012?):

http://sciencenordic.com/unique-viking-tomb-contains-remains-noble-couple
http://arstechnica.co.uk/science/2016/07/rare-viking-death-house-discovered-in-denmark/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3669918/Rare-Viking-Death-House-unearthed-Couple-buried-1-000-years-ago-foreign-coins-reveal-Norse-nobles-travelled-world.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

The fire at Harold Bluetooth’s castle may have been deliberately set:

http://cphpost.dk/news/danish-cops-now-on-a-1000-year-old-case.html

Some sixth century burials in Wales are being connected to St David:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-36682520
http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/14592895.Pembrokeshire_dig_uncovers_possible_contemporaries_of_St_David/

On the popularity of infant corpses among 19th century anatomists:

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-infant-bodies-prized-19th-century.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uoc-ibw062916.php
http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/infant-bodies-were-prized-by-19th-century-anatomists-study-suggests
http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/children-s-skulls-were-highly-prized-by-cambridge-university-medics-new-study-reveals/story-29465844-detail/story.html
http://www.livescience.com/55257-infant-cadavers-prized-by-anatomists.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/06/30/baby-cadavers-were-prized-by-victorian-anatomists/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/jul/01/anatomy-specimens-reveal-story-of-infanticide-stillbirth-and-poverty

They looked for, but didn’t find, King Alfred’s Ditch:

http://www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines/14592579.Excavation_fails_to_find_King_Alfred__39_s_ditch/

Feature on some medieval punishments:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36641921

… while one town in the UK wants to bring one back:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-36638698

Plans to dig at Ipswich Cornhill:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-36681949

We’ll put the coverage of the Gaulcross hoard here this week:

http://www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/news/2016/06/28/ancient-trove-of-silver-unearthed-in-scotland/86474536/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/06/28/ancient-trove-silver-unearthed-scotland/86454862/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3664282/Jewellery-crafted-Scottish-barbarians-unearthed-1500-year-old-trove-100-silver-pieces-discovered-Roman-era-stone-circle.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490
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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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A new study of Borneo’s ‘Deep Skull’:

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-ancient-deep-skull-borneo-full.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-06/uons-as062416.php
http://theconversation.com/ancient-deep-skull-still-holds-big-surprises-60-years-after-it-was-unearthed-61572
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2016/analysis-of-borneo-skull-overturns-long-held-views-on-early-history-of-region

A 3000 years bp mound from Azerbaijan:

http://news.az/articles/society/109567

Studying ancient baby teeth from Polynesia:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/06/27/ancient-baby-teeth-reveal-secrets-of-a-polynesian-empire/

Interesting boat remains from Angkor Wat (don’t think we mentioned this):

http://www.startribune.com/cambodia-says-tests-confirm-angkor-boat-8-centuries-old/384533041/

A medieval weapons-making foundry on the shores of Lake Baikal:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/n0686-medieval-weapon-making-foundry-discovered-on-shore-of-lake-baikal/

An ancient shrine possibly containing a fragment of the Buddha’s skull:

http://www.livescience.com/55243-buddha-skull-bone-found-in-crypt.html
http://www.livescience.com/55242-photos-model-stupa-holding-buddha.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-shrine-may-hold-buddhas-skull-bone-found-133135045.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3670075/Have-archaeologists-discovered-Buddha-s-remains-Skull-bone-1-000-year-old-shrine-belong-enlightened-one.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

More on the origins of rice:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/06/160622164324.htm

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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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Plenty of items dating back to the American Revolution found during a dig at some Philadelphia toilets:

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2016/07/01/toilets-philadelphia-artifacts-archaeologists/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/07/america-revolution-independence-philadelphia-colony-archaeology-garbage-history/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3671833/Dirty-work-Archaeologists-unearth-87-000-artifacts-dating-American-Revolution-digging-250-year-old-toilets-Philadelphia.html

Digging a midden on Hilton Head:

http://www.wfxg.com/story/32357398/archaeological-dig-on-native-american-shell-ring-in-hilton-head

A 19th century schooner from Lake Ontario:

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-ny-based-explorers-schooner-lake-ontario.html
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/06/upstate_ny_explorers_find_1868_schooner_wreck_in_lake_ontario.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/19th-century-old-sunken-schooner-uncovered-lake-ontario-180959657/
http://www.toledoblade.com/local/2016/06/30/Schooner-sunk-en-route-to-area-in-1868-is-found.html
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6745652-explorers-find-1868-schooner-wreck-in-lake-ontario/

Interesting feature on Central NY has a hub of wooden roads:

http://www.syracuse.com/empire/index.ssf/2016/06/central_ny_was_the_center_of_the_wooden_roads_boom_in_the_us_until_they_rotted.html

Feature on Teddy Roosevelt:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/on-leadership/wp/2016/06/27/how-theodore-roosevelt-created-the-modern-american-presidency/

Feature on Mount Rushmore:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160704-mount-rushmore-at-75-how-did-it-come-to-be

On slavery in New England:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/books/review/new-england-bound-by-wendy-warren.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

More on that 12 000 years bp campsite in New Brunswick:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/route-8-artifacts-12000-years-1.3648907
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on trepanation amongst the Inca:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/06/what-is-trepanation-skull-surgery-peru-inca-archaeology-science/

An Otomi religious site in Mexico was damaged:

http://madison-press.com/wire/national-wire/139637/ancient-temple-of-mexican-otomi-indians-damaged-2
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/ancient-temple-mexican-otomi-indians-damaged-40192685

A German tourist fell to his death at Machu Picchu:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/news/world/2016/07/02/german-falls-death-posing-for-photo-machu-picchu/1iwheNscLJeB6YihJhQR6J/story.html
http://www.newsday.com/news/world/at-machu-picchu-man-falls-to-death-while-posing-for-photo-peru-officials-say-1.11997306

More on those mammoth remains found near Mexico City:

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-mammoth-uncovered-mexico.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-36631474
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http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Plenty of items related to the centennial of the Battle of the Somme (all different):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-36680052
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-36690510
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36149839
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-36585199
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-36652140
http://www.bbc.com/news/video_and_audio/headlines/36670644
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-36656300
http://www.bbc.co.uk/timelines/ztngxsg
http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160630-images-from-the-battle-of-the-somme
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/opinion/sunday/how-jrr-tolkien-found-mordor-on-the-western-front.html (for Tolkien fans)
http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/Recalling-Britains-bloodiest-battle-1ff01ca8-b0cf-4569-b58c-3dd61948c70e-ds
http://theconversation.com/friday-essay-the-battle-of-the-somme-and-the-death-of-martial-glory-61681
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/global-opinions/a-battle-that-continues-to-haunt-europe/2016/06/29/51556a50-3d56-11e6-84e8-1580c7db5275_story.html

Franz Ferdinand’s obituary: (+)

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/obituaries/archives/archduke-franz-ferdinand-world-war
http://timesmachine.nytimes.com/timesmachine/1914/06/29/100676432.html

Feature on the Sefer Ha Zohar:

https://www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2016/06/25/glinter-kabbalah/cz5YaC9jDc3ZVwTB6L7e7L/story.html

Interesting feature on the conservation of a ‘stone age’ arrowhead:

http://www.getreading.co.uk/news/reading-berkshire-news/watch-university-reading-archaeologists-piece-11521261

Feature on some sunken cities:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/24492/20160629/5-incredible-underwater-ancient-cities-will-blow-away.htm

On social climbing Shakespeare:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/30/theater/shakespeare-coat-of-arms.html

Marking the bicentennial of the Brothers Grimm:

http://www.dw.com/en/grimms-german-legends/a-19364025

Big bucks for Churchill’s campaign car:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-36682562

On ancient wheat:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/06/27/483278049/nothing-says-hip-like-ancient-wheat

Rethinking human pigmentation:

http://phys.org/news/2016-06-paper-current-gain-loss-heavy.html

On the origins of assorted foods:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20160624-the-unlikely-and-disgusting-origin-of-our-favourite-foods

On the history of going to the beach:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inventing-beach-unnatural-history-natural-place-180959538/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/07/03/the-weird-origins-of-going-to-the-beach/

On the apple pie in history:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/07/03/482854462/as-chinese-iranian-and-indonesian-as-apple-pie

On why the wealthy moved to cities in the 18th century:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2016/06/29/what-the-1880s-tell-us-about-why-the-rich-are-moving-to-cities-today/

Feature on the first public historian:

http://www.historytoday.com/eleanor-parker/first-public-historian

Feature on the plague in various times:

http://www.livescience.com/55259-the-plague.html

Feature on the Renaissance:

http://www.livescience.com/55224-the-renaissance-the-rebirth-of-science-culture.html

Audio feature on Colin Renfrew:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/audio-colin-renfrew-on-a-life-in-archaeology/

On the effects of castration on a 19th century opera singer:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/06/28/how-castration-and-opera-changed-the-skeleton-of-19th-century-singer-pacchierotti/#1be50c42c783

Plenty of coverage of the find of a Jewish escape tunnel near Vilnius:

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/30/484215874/archaeologists-discover-tunnel-dug-by-jews-to-escape-nazis-in-lithuania
http://www.livescience.com/55232-ponar-jewish-escape-tunnel-found.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-36664806
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/29/science/holocaust-ponar-tunnel-lithuania.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/secret-tunnel-second-world-war-nazi-massacre-lithuania-a7111561.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4821917,00.html
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=34663
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.727829
http://www.timesofisrael.com/watch-jewish-prisoners-escaped-nazis-through-this-secret-tunnel/
http://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/calgary-geophysicists-help-uncover-world-war-ii-escape-tunnel
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2016/06/30/archaeologists_used_technology_to_uncover_a_tunnel_dug_by_jewish_prisoners.html
http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/next/military/vilnius-tunnel/
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3665779/Passage-hell-Tunnel-dug-using-spoons-hands-Jewish-prisoners-escape-Nazi-death-squads-rediscovered.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/02/arts/international/its-the-rijksmuseums-turn-to-host-rembrandt-portraits.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Chinese Emperors’ Treasures:

http://english.cctv.com/2016/07/02/VIDEdpyvUz6mJKOmQDumWekn160702.shtml

Alexander Hamilton:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/01/arts/design/the-many-faces-of-alexander-hamilton.html
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/06/alexander_hamiltons_ties_to_albany_highlighted_in_tours_exhibit.html

Spain’s Golden Age;

http://www.dw.com/en/spains-golden-age-on-dw-news/a-19369819

Battle of the Somme:

http://www.sladmorecontemporary.com/zero-hour

William Merritt Chase:

http://www.npr.org/2016/06/28/483231216/meet-william-merritt-chase-the-man-who-taught-americas-masters

Hubert Robert:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/a-painter-for-the-dont-go-there-live-there-crowd/2016/06/27/d20b9f12-394f-11e6-8f7c-d4c723a2becb_story.html

Lewis Chessmen:

http://www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/local-headlines/chessmen-on-display-at-new-museum-in-july-1-4163578

Treasures from the Sicilian Sea:

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/14580703.Sunken_treasures_come_to_light_at_the_Ashmolean/

Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander:

http://www.washingtoncitypaper.com/arts/museums-galleries/blog/20827012/the-greeks-agamemnon-to-alexander-the-great-at-the-national-geographic-museum-reviewed
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/journey-through-5000-years-of-greek-culture-at-national-geographic-museum/2016/06/30/3caa2a40-3c80-11e6-a66f-aa6c1883b6b1_story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/journey-through-5000-years-of-greek-culture-at-national-geographic-museum/2016/06/30/3caa2a40-3c80-11e6-a66f-aa6c1883b6b1_story.html

An Urartian museum is opening in Turkey:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/largest-urartian-museum-to-open-in-turkeys-east.aspx?pageID=238&nid=100975&NewsCatID=375
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Hidden texts in the DSS:

http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.727615

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Latest genome to get press attention is the olive:

http://phys.org/news/2016-07-decoding-genome-mediterranean-emblematic-treethe.html

DNA identifies the remains of an extinct species of tilapia in a 7th century shipwreck:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.726236
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Vermeer’s hometown:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/travel/vermeer-hometown-delft.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

Mainland Greece:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/greece-mainland-travel-guide-islands-beaches-cheap-holidays-hiking-ancient-sites-tourist-attractions-a7113396.html

Herrenhausen Gardens:

http://www.dw.com/en/a-natural-jewel-the-herrenhausen-gardens/a-19359031
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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/06/culture-crime-news-20-26-june-2016.html

On Germany’s new antiquities law:

http://theartnewspaper.com/market/art-market-news/what-germany-s-tough-new-law-could-mean-for-the-antiquities-market-/
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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Australia’s National Gallery might have a couple more items to return to India:

http://www.canberratimes.com.au/act-news/canberra-life/two-more-antiquities-may-have-to-be-returned-by-the-national-gallery-of-australia-to-india-20160704-gpxyr4.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-07-04/national-gallery-sculptures-could-have-been-looted/7566486

Egypt recovered a stela from France:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egypt-retrieves-pharaonic-stone-tablet-france
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/232393/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/A-relief-of-King-Nectanebo-II-recovered-to-Egypt-f.aspx

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NUMISMATICA
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A couple weeks’ worth of the e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n26.html
http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n27.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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Il Trionfo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/04/arts/music/review-il-trionfo-and-pelleas-at-the-aix-en-provence-festival.html

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/07/03/nyregion/review-two-shakespeare-plays-but-with-fewer-deep-voices.html

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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/2441-audio-news-from-archaeologica-19-june-2016-25-june-2016
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OBITUARIES
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Fred C. Cook:

http://jacksonville.com/news/georgia/2016-07-01/story/brunswick-archaeologist-fred-c-cook-dead-74

Douglas Scwartz:

http://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/douglas-schwartz-a-towering-figure-in-archaeology-dies/article_e4c21653-07e7-5f16-9026-7ee7d75e1f2f.html
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CONFERENCES
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6th Rye Medieval Academic Conference (October 22):

https://sussexpast.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Rye-conf-poster.pdf
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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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