Explorator 19.21 ~ September 18, 2016

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

… a slow week … n.b. links from Eurekalert may or may not
be working as they had a security breach in the past week and
might be fixing things …

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Overviewish thing on what we’re learning from Otzi:

http://m.phys.org/news/2016-09-stone-age-mummy-revealing-secrets.html
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/09/18/world/science-health-world/quarter-century-later-stone-age-mummy-otzi-still-revealing-secrets/

More on the antiquity of cancer in humans:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-fossil-evidence-reveals-cancer-humans.html
https://theconversation.com/fossil-evidence-reveals-that-cancer-in-humans-goes-back-1-7-million-years-63430
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AFRICA
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Tools suggest humans were in Tunisia by 100 000 years b.p.:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-tunisian-year-human-presence.html

New archaeological finds from Cape Verde’s ‘lost slave town’:

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/ribeira-grande-cape-verde
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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An 8000 years bp female figurine from Catalhoyuk:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-year-old-female-figurine-uncovered-central.html
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unique-female-sculpture-found-in-turkeys-catalhoyuk-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=103868&NewsCatID=375
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/09/13/neolithic-figurine-over-7000-years-old-unearthed-at-turkeys-catalhoyuk
http://arstechnica.com/science/2016/09/amazing-intact-statue-of-a-woman-unearthed-at-the-neolithic-city-of-catalhoyuk-in-turkey/
http://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article101996577.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4832-160913-turkey-catalhoyuk-figurine

Some 6000 years bp fortresses from Jordan:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.742318

A 3000 years bp Hittite seal from Tatarli Mound:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-seal-found-in-tatarli-mound-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=103834&NewsCatID=375

I think we’ve mentioned this structure dubbed ‘Solomon’s Palace’ from Gezer:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865662245/Does-this-Bible-era-archaeological-finding-back-details-in-the-Old-Testament.html?pg=all

A Second Temple priest’s engraved stone weight (found a couple years ago but just translated recently):

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=467832
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4854160,00.html
http://www.archaeology.org/4837-160914-jerusalem-scale-weight

More on that Second Temple flooring reconstruction:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/archeologists-restore-flooring-that-adorned-the-second-temple-of-jerusalem/
https://templemount.wordpress.com/2016/09/06/1374/

… which is raising some questions:

http://www.ritmeyer.com/2016/09/12/flooring-from-the-temple-mount-in-jerusalem/

Latest on concerns raised by the Ilisu Dam (nothing new here, I think):

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/hasankeyf-turkey-flooded_us_57d2f39de4b03d2d459a3f66?section=&

Israel has opened its largest archaeological garden at Camp Rabin:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4217
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Largest-archaeological-garden-in-country-opens-at-IDFs-Camp-Rabin-467638
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/369290

The Israel National Library has acquired a pile of Jewish documents from Afghanistan:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/217792
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.742109

More on that 1700 years b.p. Greek ‘epitaph’ of a Jewish woman:

https://news.byu.edu/news/byu-professor-translates-jewish-woman%E2%80%99s-1700-year-old-obituary

ISIL is apparently selling items it claimed to have destroyed:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.741730

… and Israel’s antiquities market awaits ISIL-looted items, apparently:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.741730

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Roman road beneath a basement in a Rochester shop:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/13/2000-year-old-roman-road-revealed-by-building-work-in-rochester/
http://www.kentonline.co.uk/medway/news/historic-roman-highway-found-under-102181/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/building-uncovers-2-000-old-101933625.html

A cache of sling bullets from Dumfriesshire:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/biggest-ever-romans-ammunitions-find-8833135

A search for a stolen truck turns up a 2nd century sarcophagus in Bursa:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/09/10/police-searching-stolen-vehicle-finds-2nd-century-tomb-in-bursa
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4830-160912-turkey-marble-sarcophagus

A gold coin of Nero from Jerusalem:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-rare-roman-gold-coin-jerusalem.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160913150507.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-09/uonc-rrg091316.php
http://publicrelations.uncc.edu/news-events/news-releases/rare-roman-gold-coin-found-mount-zion-archaeological-dig
http://www.livescience.com/56092-gold-coin-with-emperor-nero-face-found.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/217914
http://www.timesofisrael.com/gold-coin-with-face-of-young-nero-found-in-jerusalem-dated-to-soon-after-crucifixion/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/rare-roman-gold-coin-found-in-jerusalem-dig/2016/09/16/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/rare-gold-coin-neros-face-discovered-jerusalem-120400014.html
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/09/14/Rare-Roman-coin-unearthed-at-Mount-Zion-archaeological-dig/3011473795369/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4835-160914-jerusalem-gold-coin

A couple Aphrodite statues from Petra:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-unearth-ancient-mythological-statues-jordan.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160912132735.htm
https://news.ncsu.edu/2016/09/aphrodites-in-petra-2016/
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-09/ncsu-rua091216.php
http://wunc.org/post/north-carolina-researchers-make-rare-find-ancient-city
http://www.livescience.com/56100-aphrodite-statue-from-petra.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2016/marble-statues-of-aphrodite-discovered-during-petra-excavations
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4838-160915-petra-aphrodite-statues

A statue of Diana (maybe) from a Croatian beach:

http://www.total-croatia-news.com/item/14038-a-2nd-century-ad-statuette-washes-up-on-a-popular-zadar-beach
http://www.archaeology.org/4836-160914-croatia-diana-figurine

Pondering whether one of the Huqoq mosaics depicts Alexander:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/mysterious-mosaic-alexander-the-great-israel/
http://world.greekreporter.com/2016/09/12/you-be-the-judge-is-this-mosaic-at-an-ancient-synagogue-in-israel-alexander-the-great/

Some basic Latin knowledge lacking, it seems:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/christopher-lamb/mike-pence-opposes-word-vice_b_12029434.html

On still-standing buildings on Roman coins:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2016/09/some-roman-coins-depict-buildings-that-still-stand.html

A Flavian-era bust acquired by the Toledo MoA:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2016/09/16/Toledo-Museum-of-Art-acquires-ancient-Roman-bust.html

That bronze wing from Gloucester is going on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-37386847

They’re going to build a new learning centre at Bath:

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/archway-project-at-the-roman-baths/story-29721977-detail/story.html

The latest Homer translation … with a twist of sorts:

http://flathatnews.com/2016/09/12/a-new-translation-of-homer-the-odyssey-gets-an-update-with-folk-music/

A Classics class in Taiwan:

http://yaledailynews.com/blog/2016/09/13/lee-classics-reoriented/

What W.V. Harris is up to:

http://columbiaspectator.com/news/2016/09/16/columbia-professor-chronicles-1000-years-roman-empire

What Dorota Dutsch is up to:

http://www.news.ucsb.edu/2016/017122/loss-and-community

What Jennifer Trimble is up to:

http://cornellsun.com/2016/09/15/prof-explores-representation-transformation-of-slaves-in-roman-tomb-sculptures/

What Maarten Jansen is up to:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914113553.htm

What Victoria Emma Pagan is up to:

http://www.zocalopublicsquare.org/2016/09/11/classicist-victoria-emma-pagan/personalities/in-the-green-room/

On Ovid and trigger warnings:

http://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-ovids-metamorphoses-and-reading-rape-65316

Feature on some AIA lectures coming to Walla Walla:

http://www.union-bulletin.com/things_to_do/arts/la-dolce-vita-in-italy-years-ago/article_cda9e490-7abf-11e6-82c1-6fdd7212e2ad.html
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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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Petroglyphs from Scotland:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/17/rock-art-amateur-archaeologist-scotland

An elite 5000 years bp nomadic burial from the Ukraine:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,411146,scientists-reconstructed-5-thousand-years-old-elite-tomb-discovered-in-ukraine.html

A Neolithic snowshoe from the Dolomites:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/12/worlds-oldest-snowshoe-found-on-a-glacier-in-italys-dolomites
http://www.archaeology.org/4831-160912-italy-neolithic-snowshoe

Remains of a Bronze Age settlement found during bypass construction in Norwich:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-37370589

Finds from various periods at a Plymouth building site:

http://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/ancient-coins-pottery-and-bone-comb-found-at-building-site/story-29710510-detail/story.html

I think we mentioned these recently-found Viking burials from Denmark:

http://sciencenordic.com/new-viking-graves-discovered-denmark

A ‘medieval pit’ beneath a Tamworth parking lot:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-37378188

A 3000 years bp pot with traces of burnt cheese from Denmark:

http://sciencenordic.com/burnt-cheese-casts-light-3000-year-old-family-drama
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-find-ancient-pot-traces-3000-year-old-burnt-cheese-180960475/
http://www.archaeology.org/4841-160915-denmark-pot-cheese

Recent finds from Iceland suggest it may have been settled as early as 800 CE:

http://icelandreview.com/news/2016/09/15/major-archaeological-find-iceland
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4840-160915-iceland-longhouse-settlement

They’ve found some burials in the search for Henry I’s resting place:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-37340498
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4829-160912-reading-abbey-grave

A lime kiln associated with Henry VIII’s Beaulieu Palace (maybe):

http://www.essexlive.news/chelmsford-archaeologists-may-have-unearthed-henry-viii-8217-s-50-year-old-oven-at-beaulieu-park/story-29719399-detail/story.html
http://www.essexlive.news/henry-viii-archaeological-dig-beaulieu-developers-reveal-chelmsford-8217-s-hidden-gem-really-is/story-29721914-detail/story.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4842-160916-new-hall-kiln

They’re digging at Lochmaben Castle:

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/new-archaeological-study-set-unlock-8818138

A 400 years bp Torah scroll from Portugal used by ‘crypto Jews’:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/portuguese-city-unveils-16th-century-torah-used-by-crypto-jews/
http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/350101/portuguese-town-unveils-400-year-old-torah-used-by-crypto-jews/

More on that Cochno Stone:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-37340378
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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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Ice Age petroglyphs from Australia’s Kimberley region:

http://www.smh.com.au/wa-news/scientists-find-ice-age-art-in-the-kimberley-20160905-gr8u2z.html

Artsakh was apparently part of the Kingdom of Van in the eighth century BCE:

http://asbarez.com/154990/archaeologists-trace-artsakhs-origins-to-7th-century-bc/

They’re mapping sites in Afghanistan:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-archaeologists-afghanistan-cultural-heritage.html
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists-dig-afghanistan-map-its-cultural-heritage-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=103890&NewsCatID=375

Feature on the Ganesh festival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/world/asia/mumbai-india-ganesh-festival.html

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A mammoth skull find on a California island is raising human migration questions:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/14/us/mammoth-skull-fossil-found-california/index.html

A 6000 years bp ‘anvil’ and grinder from Mount Carleton:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/mount-carleton-artifacts-discovered-1.3759553?cmp=rss

The wreck of the Terror has been found in Arctic waters:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-ancient-british-explorer-ship-canadian.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hms-terror-found-1.3758400
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/14/world/americas/canada-franklin-arctic-hms-terror.html?_r=0
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/mysterious-mosaic-alexander-the-great-israel/shipwreck-discovered-hms-terror-franklin-arctic-canada/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/12/hms-terror-wreck-found-arctic-nearly-170-years-northwest-passage-attempt?subid=16450490&CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/12/wreck-of-franklins-doomed-1846-expedition-through-the-northwest/
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/12/493676137/second-vessel-from-doomed-franklin-expedition-found-in-the-arctic
http://www.thespec.com/news-story/6853670-inuit-hunter-s-tip-leads-to-hms-terror-second-lost-ship-of-doomed-franklin-expedition/
http://www.livescience.com/56110-doomed-shipwreck-hms-terror-possibly-found.html
http://globalnews.ca/news/2941416/looking-at-a-time-capsule-underwater-video-shows-hms-terror-shipwreck/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/second-ship-sir-john-franklins-19th-century-expedition-found-180960437/
http://www.archaeology.org/4833-160913-canada-franklin-shipwreck

… and now there’s an argument over who controls the relics:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/discovery-of-hms-terror-heats-up-battle-over-who-controls-artifacts/article31863146/

… and other questions:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/terror-erebus-arctic-tourism-1.3765559?cmp=rss

An 1800s shipwreck in Lake Superior:

http://www.duluthnewstribune.com/news/4114607-spectacularly-intact-two-masts-rigging-intact-119-year-old-shipwreck-near-apostle
http://www.startribune.com/missing-1800s-shipwreck-found-at-the-bottom-of-lake-superior/393489211/
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/15/shipwreck-hunters-find-missing-1800s-barge-in-lake/
http://www.wpr.org/shipwreck-hunters-find-missing-1800s-barge-lake-superior

19th century finds from a Boston trash/sewage pit:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2016/09/12/near-old-north-church-neighborhood-history-emerges-layers-trash/yGq3mxScMvLGFHyn2ICHbI/story.html
http://www.archaeology.org/4843-160916-boston-tenement-privy

I think we’ve heard this Jack Daniels slave origins story before:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/09/15/493980358/jack-daniels-heralds-a-slaves-role-in-its-origin-story

There’s a new guidebook for the Antietam battlefield:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-aims-people-explore-antietambattlefield.html

More on the search for Fort Howard:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016/sep/5/archaeologist-looks-for-remains-of-green-bay-milit/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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6200 years bp indigo-dyed fabric from Peru:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-oldest-textile-dyed-indigo-blue.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160914150426.htm
http://www.livescience.com/56099-oldest-indigo-dyed-fabric-discovered-peru.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/peru-indigo-cotton-discovery-textiles-archaeology-jeans-huaca/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0916/Did-ancient-South-Americans-wear-blue-jeans
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earliest-evidence-indigo-dye-found-ancient-peruvian-burial-site-180960477/?no-ist
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4839-160915-peru-cotton-indigo

1000 years bp dog sacrifice (etc.) site from Peru:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-animal-reminds-found-in-city-zoo-110421
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-14/peru-archaeologists-find-dog-sacrifice-site/7842892
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4834-160913-peru-dog-burials

… and other burials from Chotuna-Chornancap possibly suggest human sacrifice:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/sep/10/ancient-tombs-peru-human-sacrifice-chotuna-chornancap

Latest studies suggest there were various styles of government at Teotihuacan:

http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/09/spscience-rethinking-royal-ruins-asu-archaeology-team-finds-new-findings-in-teotihuacan

Interesting finds from various periods from a Chihuahua site:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/en/boletines/5391-hallan-guacamaya-momificada-en-un-contexto-arqueologico-de-chihuahua

Fire destroyed a 16th century church in Cuzco:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-37394702

More on that Maya Codex authentication:

http://www.livescience.com/56058-disputed-maya-codex-is-authentic.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/disputed-maya-codex-authentic-scholars-135113390.html
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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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Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Suggestion (surely this can’t be new) that Van Gogh suffered from some form of psychosis:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/16/arts/design/vincent-van-gogh-doctors-historians-weigh-in-amsterdam.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/09/17/experts-chip-away-mystery-van-goghs-breakdowns/90574058/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-37381900

A half dozen Dutch old masters paintings have now been attributed to Hercules Segers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/17/arts/international/rijksmuseum-attributes-six-works-to-a-dutch-old-master.html

A stuffed human being in a Spanish museum:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-37344210

… and other strange relics:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160915-are-these-the-strangest-relics-in-history

On the history of electronic tolls:

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2016/09/15/487804992/music-spies-and-exact-change-the-strange-history-of-electronic-tolls

Hype for the forthcoming Atlas Obscura:

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2016/09/15/493797964/think-youve-seen-it-all-this-atlas-might-change-your-mind

On the hobbit-like existence of archaeologists:

http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/people/how-an-archaeologists-day-is-a-lot-like-a-hobbits.aspx
http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/13/i-just-realized-archaeologists-are-basically-hobbits/

Just in case you’ve forgotten this side of the Amelia Earhart theorizing:

http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/amelia-earhart-castaway-on-island-for-months-desperately-trying-to-make-radio-contact-as-searches-failed-group-says

On shopping for cars a century ago:

http://www.npr.org/2016/09/12/492841796/gas-electric-or-steam-car-shopping-100-years-ago

Archaeological therapy for injured soldiers:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/09/18/archaeological-therapy-injured-soldiers/

On ‘Broadside Ballads’:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-37386026

Pondering a potential Degas:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/arts/design/did-degas-make-this-plaster-an-expert-now-says-yes.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

The tank is 100 years old:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-37302722

Beethoven apparently snubbed the aristocracy:

http://www.dw.com/en/why-beethoven-snubbed-princes-and-put-his-music-first/a-19544501

Review of Kluger, *Indelible Ink*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/books/review/indelible-ink-richard-kluger.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks
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THE TECHY SIDE
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On 3d imaging and the Mary Rose:

http://www.livescience.com/56091-mary-rose-warship-3d-models.html

LiDAR is helping to reveal Tongan history:

http://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2016/using-lidar-imaging-sfu-archaeologist-sheds-more-light-on-tonga.html

MIT has developed technology to read books without opening them:

http://www.slashgear.com/mit-researchers-develop-camera-that-can-read-books-without-opening-them-11455613/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Ramat Rachel:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/the-kibbutz-outside-jerusalem-built-atop-an-ancient-palace/

Bardo Museum:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/sponsored/national-bardo-museum-tunisia-worlds-largest-collection-roman-mosaics-180960204/

Kosovo Monasteries:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/18/travel/the-medieval-monasteries-of-kosovo.html
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CRIME BEAT
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A couple weeks’ worth of Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/09/culture-crime-news-21-august-4-september-2016.html
http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/09/culture-crime-news-5-11-september-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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The Ukraine is still trying to get its Scythian gold back:

http://uatoday.tv/society/ukraine-takes-to-court-in-a-bid-to-return-scythian-gold-745625.html

Some stolen Dutch paintings will soon be returned:

http://m.france24.com/en/20160912-stolen-dutch-masterpieces-soon-back-museum

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the ‘widow’s mite’:

http://www.coinweek.com/dealers-companies/ngc-dealers-companies/ngc-ancient-coins-redefining-biblical-widows-mite/

Latest on the Jersey hoard:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-37329266

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n37.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n38.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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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2479-audio-news-from-archaeologica-4-september-2016-10-september-2016
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OBITUARIES
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Desmond M Clarke:

http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/desmond-m-clarke-fearless-philosopher-and-distinguished-scholar-1.2793591

Florence Lister:

http://www.cortezjournal.com/article/20160906/NEWS01/160909925/0/FRONTPAGE/Florence-Lister-prominent-archaeologist-dies-at-96

Elizabeth Colson:

http://www.dailycal.org/2016/09/11/campus-anthropology-professor-emerita-elizabeth-colson-dies-99/

John Belle:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/13/nyregion/john-belle-restoring-new-york-city-landmarks.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries
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CONFERENCES
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Maya at the Playa (September 29-October 2):

http://www.mayaattheplaya.com/registration

Dumbarton Oaks Annual Symposium (October 7-8):

http://www.doaks.org/research/pre-columbian/scholarly-activities/sacred-matter-animism-and-authority-in-the-pre-columbian-americas

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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