Explorator 19.23 ~ October 2, 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, 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).
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Pondering Neanderthal hearing capacity:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0927/Could-Neanderthals-hear-the-same-sounds-as-humans
http://phys.org/news/2016-09-neanderthal-middle-ear-closer-modern.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160927152128.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/4868-160927-neanderthal-ear-ossicles

More/latest on the Piltdown hoax:

http://www.livescience.com/56327-piltdown-man-hoax.html
https://theconversation.com/a-new-twist-to-whodunnit-in-sciences-famous-piltdown-man-hoax-64470

They’re still pondering details of Otzi’s death:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-insight-life-death-year-old-ice.html
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/crime/news/article.cfm?c_id=30&objectid=11719794
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4865-160926-otzi-murder-theory

I think we’ve had this one on Neanderthal tool/jewellery making in Chatelperron:

http://www.livescience.com/56268-neanderthals-made-jewelry-beads.html
http://www.science20.com/news_articles/chatelperronian_hominins_disputed_neanderthal_region_confirmed_in_france-180453

A fossil bee’s nest is giving information on the environment Australopithecus lived in:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-fossil-bee-imaging-clues-environment.html
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AFRICA
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Lengthy sentence in that Timbuktu war crimes case:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-37438360
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/jihadist-who-bulldozed-antiquities-in-ancient-malian-city-of-timbuktu-imprisoned-nine-years-for-war-crimes
http://www.dw.com/en/opinion-the-timbuktu-destruction-trial-was-groundbreaking/a-35890821
http://www.dw.com/en/malians-dissatisfied-with-light-sentence-for-islamist-who-desecrated-timbuktu/a-35912148

A facelift for the world’s oldest library:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/29/travel/worlds-oldest-library-al-qarawiyyin/index.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Ramses II temple at Matariya:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/244730/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/New-discovery-in-Matariya-points-to-a-King-Ramses-.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/archaeologists-discover-new-temple-ramses-ii-matariya
http://www.archaeology.org/4869-160927-egypt-heliopolis-temple

Zahi Hawass is getting a new TV show:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/244857/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Revealer-of-Secrets-Zahi-Hawasss-new-TV-show-on-ar.aspx

That 8000 years bp figurine from Catal Huyuk is still in the news:

http://news.stanford.edu/2016/09/29/archaeologists-find-8000-year-old-goddess-figurine-central-turkey/
http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/can-an-artefact-help-us-understand-the-ancients
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/09/13/neolithic-figurine-over-7000-years-old-unearthed-at-turkeys-catalhoyuk

Remains of a 2800 years bp Urartian sewage system in Van:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/2800-year-old-urartian-sewage-system-unearthed-in-van.aspx?pageID=238&nid=104338

Remains of ‘monumental gardens’ at Petra:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.744119

… and a feature on Talal Akasheh’s conservation efforts there:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/09/talal-akasheh-explorer-moments-culture-Petra/

A large gate has been uncovered at Tel Lachish:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4221
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Gate-shrine-from-First-Temple-period-unearthed-at-Tel-Lachish-National-Park-468904
http://www.livescience.com/56300-gate-shrine-excavated-in-israel.html
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/large-first-temple-period-gate-shrine-excavated-in-central-israel/2016/09/28/
http://forward.com/news/israel/351104/soaring-80-foot-high-gate-graced-biblical-israels-second-city/
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/archaeologists-unearth-ancient-gateshrine-in-israel/news-story/95119cbbfc0ace0c7dccde0b01a258f1
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4878-160929-tel-lachish-gatej

… while some sources are focussing on a toilet also found there:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/iron-age-toilet-is-evidence-judean-king-dumped-on-the-gods/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-09-29/israel-archeologists-find-toilet-in-shrine/7887338
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/09/29/world/offbeat-world/israeli-archeologists-find-taboo-toilet-ancient-jewish-shrine/

… and the Landminds folks have a two-part interview with one of the archaeologists (requires facebook):

Part I. https://www.facebook.com/dmewillner/videos/10154520524574328/
Part II. https://www.facebook.com/dmewillner/videos/10154521618234328/

A Second Temple era ‘dining hall’ (maybe) in Jerusalem:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.744288
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4867-160926-city-council-triclinium

A survey has revealed a number of caves associated (maybe) with Jewish rebels hiding from the Romans:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.744834

Nice overviewish piece on the past year in archaeology in Israel:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.745047

They’re checking out a hole that appeared at the Topkapi Palace:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/experts-probe-hole-in-istanbuls-topkapi-palace-garden.aspx?pageID=238&nid=104434&NewsCatID=341

Feature on some Bronze Age hillforts in Jordan:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2016/early-bronze-age-hillforts-of-the-basalt-desert-of-eastern-jordan

More on reading the Ein Gedi scroll without unrolling it:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/scientists-read-ancient-hebrew-scroll-163206121.html
http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865663230/Archaeologists-unlock-secrets-of-ancient-Israeli-scroll-discover-biblical-text.html?pg=all
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Three eighth century BCE Greek (?) burials from Canakkale:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/three-tombs-found-in-canakkale-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=104399&NewsCatID=375
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/09/29/gold-found-in-8th-century-bc-sarcophagi-discovered-in-turkeys-canakkale-province
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4879-160929-turkey-greek-sarcophagus

Evidence that the Hellenistic settlement at Paphos was larger than originally thought:

http://in-cyprus.com/ancient-digs-point-to-larger-hellenistic-period-settlement/

A number of Etruscan tombs from Viterbo/Vulci:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2016/09/29/more-tombs-uncovered-in-etruscan-vulci_d0b7017b-00a2-4d28-9b74-bfe880be8b0f.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4876-160929-italy-etruscan-tombs

Plenty of press attention for some Roman coins being found in Japan:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/roman-coins-discovery-castle-japan-okinawa-buried-ancient-currency-a7332901.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0929/What-were-ancient-Roman-coins-doing-underneath-a-Japanese-castle
http://newobserveronline.com/ancient-roman-coins-found-japan/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-roman-coins-unearthed-japan-castle-055500981.html
http://world.greekreporter.com/2016/09/29/ancient-coins-bearing-byzantine-emperor-constantine-the-first-found-in-japan/
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/29435/20160929/roman-coins-discovered-japanese-castle-archaeologists-left-baffled.htm
http://artdaily.com/news/90445/Ancient-Roman-coins-unearthed-at-Japan-castle
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/28/495821834/coins-from-the-roman-empire-are-found-in-ruins-of-japanese-castle
https://www.thelocal.it/20160928/ancient-roman-coins-unearthed-at-japanese-castle
http://www.azfamily.com/story/33260153/archaeologists-discover-ancient-roman-coins-in-japan
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0929/What-were-ancient-Roman-coins-doing-underneath-a-Japanese-castle
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/roman-coins-found-by-japanese-archaeologists-in-southern-okinawa/news-story/ff7be088fe96e6624778430728616a04
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/27/luxury/ancient-roman-coins-japan/index.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologist-finds-ancient-roman-coins-12th-century-japanese-castle-180960640/?no-ist
http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2016/09/26/national/history/ancient-roman-coins-unearthed-castle-ruins-okinawa/
http://www.archaeology.org/4866-160926-japan-katsuren-castle

Remains of a Roman harbour at Limantepe:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/underwater-roman-city-offers-historical-journey.aspx?PageID=238&NID=104359&NewsCatID=375

Roman villa and shops excavated at Antandros:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/cosmetic-products-popular-in-ancient-times-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=104353&NewsCatID=375
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/09/29/eight-shops-discovered-during-the-excavation-of-the-ancient-city-of-antandrus

Remains of a Roman bath in a military structure in Bulgaria:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,411267,treasure-slavs-and-exclusive-roman-barracks—new-discoveries-of-archaeologists-in-novae.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4871-160927-bulgaria-novae-coins

I think we mentioned these bones found in a Roman burial in London which might have Asian origins:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-bones-roman-era-grave-london-asian.html
http://theweek.com/speedreads/651753/archaeologists-discover-ancient-chinese-skeletons-london-cemetery
http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/09/29/ciencia/1475144962_946698.html

Feature on the ongoing restoration of the theatre at Laodicea:

http://www.dailysabah.com/nation/2016/09/18/restoration-of-2200-year-old-ancient-laodicea-theater-in-turkey-to-be-completed-in-3-years

Feature on Volubilis:

http://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2016/09/197533/no-one-tells-volubilis/

What Kathleen Lynch is up to:

http://www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=24008

The Roman Gask Project’s website has a new address:

http://www.theromangaskproject.org.uk/
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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 gold-hilted Bronze Age (Maybe) sword from Angus:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/709123/Archeologists-uncover-4000-year-old-gold-hilted-Bronze-Age-sword?_ga=1.151843065.1330970985.1471537344

Viking arrowheads in a Norwegian glacier:

http://sciencenordic.com/viking-arrowheads-emerge-melting-norwegian-glaciers

Plenty of interesting Viking artifacts from a site in Bornholm:

http://cphpost.dk/news/viking-treasure-unearthed-in-bornholm.html

On Vikings and cats:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/0925/Did-the-Vikings-help-distribute-cats-around-the-world

Followup to that Viking sword found in Iceland story:

http://icelandreview.com/news/2016/10/02/viking-sword-owner-found

Scattered medieval burials beneath a church floor in Wales:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-37495584
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4874-160928-wales-scattered-remains

Studying a 17th century face-down burial in Switzerland:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-17th-century.html
http://www.livescience.com/56294-mystery-over-face-down-skeleton-partly-solved.html

A 250 years bp ‘underground street’ from Stockton-on-Tees:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/714183/Mysterious-underground-street-homes-tunnels-discovered-British-town-Stockton-Tees

Remains of a 19th century pub in Manchester:

http://theweek.com/speedreads/651495/archaeologists-discover-18th-century-pub-full-untouched-bottles-brandy
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4873-160928-england-manchester-pub

They’ve found Thomas Becket’s personal book of Psalms:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/oct/01/thomas-beckets-personal-book-of-psalms-found-in-cambridge-library?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Recreating King Harold’s Hastings march:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-37472193

The Cadiz library has some interesting old books:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2016/09/29/actualidad/1475176376_620101.html

More on those petroglyphs from Scotland:

http://www.livescience.com/56287-ancient-cochno-stone-reburied.html

More on that possible Iron Age Broch in a loch:

http://www.thenational.scot/news/broch-in-a-loch-could-be-missing-link-in-story-of-iron-age-building.22927
http://www.shetnews.co.uk/news/13351-new-broch-site-excites-archaeologists

More on the reburial of that Cochno Stone:

http://www.livescience.com/56287-ancient-cochno-stone-reburied.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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A 2500 years bp burial from Siberia featuring some severed heads:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/others/news/n0748-pair-died-in-500bc-and-went-to-next-life-in-fur-coats-but-with-their-heads-severed/
http://www.archaeology.org/4872-160928-siberia-pazyryk-grave

Recent finds near Xi’an may cause a rethink on the origins of the Kushan empire:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-09/27/c_135717739.htm

4th century ritual bowls from Korea:

http://english.donga.com/Home/3/all/26/749491/1

Latest vague claim about Genghis Khan’s tomb:

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/713983/Genghis-Khan-tomb-buried-Mountain-X-explorers-wrong-place

Pondering the early colonization of Australia:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2016/water-sources-key-to-australias-colonisation

Solving the 600 years bp murder of Kaakutja:

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/breakfast/indigenous-archeology-murder/7876936

More on that possible ‘death by boomerang’:

http://www.sciencealert.com/newly-analysed-skeletal-remains-show-how-deadly-a-boomerang-can-be
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4880-160930-australia-boomerang-victim-id

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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 rock shelter in Utah feature some dinosaur footprints which were apparently ‘decoration’:

http://westerndigs.org/cliff-dwelling-in-utah-found-to-have-unique-decoration-dinosaur-tracks/

Evidence that ‘Mexican horses’ coexisted with humans some 14 000 years bp at Paisley Caves:

http://around.uoregon.edu/content/uo-scientists-place-extinct-horse-humans-paisley-caves

Asian metal from a 11th century (or so) Inuit site:

http://westerndigs.org/asian-metal-found-in-alaska-reveals-trade-centuries-before-european-contact/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4881-160930-alaska-asia-metal-identified

A 17th century horse burial from St Augustine:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/st-augustine/one-of-nations-oldest-horse-burials-found-in-st-augustine/327514973
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4875-160929-florida-st-augustine-donkey

17th century artifacts relating to the Pequot War;

http://www.theday.com/local/20160928/newly-unveiled-17th-century-artifacts-show-different-perspective-on-pequot-war

18th century finds from a Borton/Ballinger farmstead site:

http://patch.com/new-jersey/cinnaminson/18th-century-artifacts-unearthed-during-rowan-college-burlington-county

A bunch of bones (apparently of prisoners) from the Finger Lakes region:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/27/nyregion/bones-in-finger-lakes-backyard.html

On Pierre Berton’s role in shaping Canadian identity:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160928-the-man-who-taught-canadians-how-to-think-of-themselves

They’ve confirmed the identity of the Terror:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-canada-arctic-discovery-year-old-ship.html
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/hms-terror-confirmed-1.3779127
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4870-160927-canada-franklin-terror

… and there’s an ownership discussion:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/sep/26/canada-hms-terror-ship-wreck-inuit-aboriginals

… and a feature on what killed the crew:

http://www.livescience.com/56297-how-crew-on-franklin-expedition-died.html
http://www.archaeology.org/4864-160926-franklin-expedition-accidents

Feature on Spiro Mounds:

http://www.tulsaworld.com/news/columnists/johnklein/john-klein-archaeologists-have-barely-scratched-the-surface-in-oklahoma/article_10c40b12-581c-5d98-a9ab-ba739f8b89be.html

Latest in the search for the Endeavour:

http://www.smh.com.au/national/were-closing-in-on-it-the-hunt-for-captain-cooks-ship-the-hmb-endeavour-20160927-grph8t.html

Recreating slave foods:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/01/496104487/this-historian-wants-you-to-know-the-real-story-of-southern-food

More on that ongoing North Dakota pipeline dispute:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-north-dakota-indian-artifacts-pipeline.html
http://www.inforum.com/news/4123436-nd-archaeologist-refutes-standing-rock-tribes-claim-concerning-ancient-burial-grounds
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of pre-Clovis human occupation at a site in Argentina is getting a lot of attention:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-humans-occupied-southern-cone-years.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160929133725.htm
http://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2016/09/29/earliest-south-american-people-ate-horse-meat/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4882-160930-argentina-hunting-camp

An Inca altar from the Cusco region:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/long-lost-inca-altar-found-beside-peru-river-012801613.html
http://artdaily.com/news/90527/Long-lost-Inca-altar-found-beside-Peru-river

PreColumbian burials from Guatemala:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-guatemala-archaeology-idUSKCN11Y2UX?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt

Maya artifacts from Guatemala too (I think this is different from the above):

http://news.tulane.edu/pr/tulane-archaeologists-help-unearth-maya-monuments

Not sure if we mentioned these geoglyphs from Peru:

http://www.livescience.com/56232-ancient-circular-geoglyphs-discovered-in-peru.html

In case you missed the story on the reconstruction of the Lord of Sipan’s face:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/videos/76fdea2d42a3d7d126b940b0faaa7c8b.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4858-160922-peru-sipan-reconstruction
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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 trigger warnings in archaeology:

https://theconversation.com/trigger-warnings-about-war-graves-do-not-molly-coddle-archaeology-students-they-are-essential-66292
http://blogs.spectator.co.uk/2016/09/archeology-students-cant-cope-scary-bones-really-doomed/

Feature on the Scopes Monkey trial:

http://www.livescience.com/56343-scopes-monkey-trial.html

On serendipity and Nobel prizes:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-america-viagra-youre.html

A student-developed archaeology app might be of interest:

https://news.brown.edu/articles/2016/09/tablet

Interesting feature on how 15th century book owners ‘added value’ to manuscripts:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-15th-century-owners-early-upcyclers.html

A lost Alma Tadema has turned up:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/09/23/lost-painting-described-as-one-of-the-best-pictures-ever-seen-on/
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/29/long-lost-victorian-painting-turns-up-roadshow/91263190/

… while a rediscovered ‘doorstop bust’ will be displayed at the Louvre:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-37471349

… and a Flemish master painting showed up in a Swansea Museum storeroom:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-37470659

Pondering humans’ violent tendencies:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-nature-nurture-violence-genes.html
http://www.livescience.com/56306-primates-including-humans-are-the-most-violent-animals.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/09/28/495798448/what-meerkat-murder-tells-us-about-human-violence

Why ‘blackface’ is offensive:

http://theconversation.com/explainer-why-blackface-and-brownface-offend-65881

Interesting feature on oral cultures:

http://phys.org/news/2016-09-oral-cultures-memorise.html

On Gilbert and Sullivan’s original Yeoman of the Guard score:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37449507

On how malaria reached the Americas:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/29/science/ancient-european-malaria-dna.html

On the origins of myths:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/scientists-trace-society-s-myths-to-primordial-origins/

On revamping the Lorelei, despite protests:

http://www.dw.com/en/germanys-lorelei-to-be-revamped-despite-protests/a-35911519

More on the Indiegogo Amelia Earhart project:

http://link.rm0002.net/go/kHXg8C8OQ50aTYUOCW3gOg2/
Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2016/sep/16/four-early-rembrandt-works-reunited-first-time-ashmolean-oxford?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other

Miro Art:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/01/c_135727097.htm

Greek Seafaring:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/10/01/herakleidon-museums-exhibition-casts-focus-on-greek-seafaring-shipbuilding-and-maritime-tradition/

Greek Jewellery:

http://dailytimes.com.pk/infotainment/27-Sep-16/greek-exhibition-unveils-7500-years-of-jewellery

Unknown Land:

http://theconversation.com/unknown-land-mapping-and-imagining-western-australia-65792

Pompeii’s People:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/nature-of-things-live-screening-pompeii-s-people-1.3784232

Spreading Canvas:

http://calendar.yale.edu/cal/opa/day/20160917/All/CAL-2c9cb3cc-5628cb3d-0156-4d00ac64-000002a8bedework@yale.edu/

Classicism from Two Continents:

http://www.orlandosentinel.com/entertainment/arts-and-theater/the-artistic-type/os-henao-josh-garrick-anniversary-exhibit-20160929-story.html

Iraq has opened a new museum in Basra:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iraq-inaugurates-archaeology-museum-in-oil-rich-basra/2016/09/27/77063e2c-84b0-11e6-b57d-dd49277af02f_story.html
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/iraq-opens-new-antiquities-museum-in-basra.aspx?pageID=238&nID=104398&NewsCatID=385
https://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2016/Sep-29/374231-iraq-opens-new-antiquities-museum-in-basra-city.ashx

More on Egypt’s Malawi Museum reopening:

http://egyptianstreets.com/2016/09/23/egypts-malawi-museum-reopened-three-years-after-being-torched/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Tracing Phoenician DNA:

https://www.genomeweb.com/sequencing/dna-sequencing-traces-ancient-phoenician-rare-european-ancestral-group

More on cat DNA:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-study-details-spread-cats-around-world-180960573/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Tranquebar:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20160929-indias-scandinavian-secret

Cambodian temples:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2015/10/23/60-second-vacations-cambodia-angkor-wat-bayon-thom-travel-orig.cnn

Jordan:

http://www.latimes.com/travel/deals/la-tr-tc-jordan-tour-20160927-snap-story.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/09/4199.html

UNESCO is concerned about looted antiquities still:

http://www.unesco.org/new/en/culture/themes/single-view/news/looting_illegal_online_sales_and_money_laundering_unesco_t/

A pair of stolen Van Goghs turned up in Italy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/01/arts/international/van-gogh-paintings-recovered.html
http://www.dw.com/en/two-stolen-van-gogh-paintings-recovered-in-naples-anti-mafia-raid/a-35930809
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-37516164
http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/30/europe/stolen-van-gogh-paintings-found/index.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2016/09/30/stolen-van-gogh-paintings-found-14-years-later/91311444/
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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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n39.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n40.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/2485-audio-news-from-archaeologica-18-september-2016-24-september-2016

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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):

http://www.ryemuseum.co.uk/
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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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