Explorator 19.27 ~ October 30, 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, Hernan Astudillo, Rick Heli,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Yaron Eliav, 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).

… mostly repeats this week

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Neanderthals ate more vegetation than previously thought:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161027094135.htm

Studying early hominid teeth:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/25/497094756/dental-detectives-what-fossil-teeth-reveal-about-ancestral-human-diets

More on human ancestry being more complex than previously thought:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161020142642.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/4970-161026-genetics-interbreeding-relationship

More on ‘tool making’ monkeys:

http://www.nature.com/news/monkey-tools-raise-questions-over-human-archaeological-record-1.20816

More on right-handed homo habilis:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1020/Scientists-say-they-have-found-the-oldest-right-handed-human

More on early evidence of heating stone prior to flaking:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2016/early-evidence-of-heating-stone-to-enhance-flaking-qualities

More on the ‘good side’ of hominid interbreeding:

http://scienmag.com/new-tools-identify-key-evolutionary-advantages-from-ancient-hominid-interbreeding/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Toledo Museum of Art put some Egyptian antiquities up for auction, despite Egypt’s protests and Zahi Hawass is trying to get sanctions put on the Museum:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/246760/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Zahi-Hawass-to-try-to-put-sanctions-on-Toledo-Muse.aspx
http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2016/10/29/Egypt-wants-sanctions-against-museum-for-selling-antiquities.html

Feature on the plundering of Egyptian relics:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/corruption-central-egypts-antiquities-1838534106

Egypt put a pile of seized antiquities on display:

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1013681.shtml

More on ‘additional chambers’ being detected in the Great Pyramid:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/19/c_135764315.htm

In case you’re missing the Tutankhamen miniseries going on in the UK:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/2016-10-23/did-tutankhamuns-howard-carter-and-evelyn-carnarvon-really-have-a-romantic-relationship

A 10 000 years bp site in the Tabuk region of Saudi Arabia:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2016/10/24/Archaeologists-examine-Saudi-site-aged-10000-years-.html

A Parthian era tunnel in a Mikal village:

http://en.mehrnews.com/news/120816/Parthian-era-tunnel-turns-page-in-Mikal-history

A Byzantine inn complex from Assos:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-inn-complex-unearthed-in-assos-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105381&NewsCatID=375
http://www.archaeology.org/4972-161027-turkey-assos-theater

I think we mentioned evidence of a hitherto unknown Canaanite revolt against Egypt in Jaffa:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.748579

Much coverage of the opening of the traditional site of Jesus’ tomb in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre:

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-experts-uncover-hidden-layers-jesus.html
http://www.livescience.com/56672-jesus-tomb-opened-first-time-in-centuries.html
http://www.livescience.com/56675-photos-church-of-holy-sepulchre-jesus-tomb.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/27/jesus-tomb-jerusalem-restoration-church-of-the-holy-sepulchre-christ-christianity
http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Report-Final-burial-place-of-Jesus-revealed-after-hundreds-of-years-471017
http://www.timesofisrael.com/scientists-expose-original-stone-of-jesuss-jerusalem-tomb/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-the-holiest-spot-in-christendom-delving-for-jesuss-resting-place/
http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/352919/burial-slab-of-jesus-uncovered-for-first-time-in-centuries/
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2016/1028/Researchers-open-what-they-think-may-have-been-Jesus-tomb
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/restoration-workers-peel-back-ancient-layers-surrounding-cave-said-to-be-jesus-tomb-in-jerusalem/news-story/1a94bd93252f2f2f825deeac9c5d42ed
http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2016/06/25/what-the-hell-is-going-on-in-jesus-tomb.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jesus-tomb-opened-first-time-160800494.html
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/christs-burial-slab-uncovered-for-the-first-time-in-centuries-74831/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/archaeologist-at-jesus-tomb-site-what-was-found-is-astonishing/
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/jesus-tomb-opened-church-holy-sepulchre/
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2016/10/28/actualidad/1477671780_437738.html

More on that oldest Hebrew papyrus mentioning Jerusalem:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240
http://phys.org/news/2016-10-important-ancient-papyrus-seized-looters.html
http://www.timesofisrael.com/oldest-hebrew-mention-of-jerusalem-found-on-rare-papyrus-from-7th-century-bce/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/first-temple-era-document-mentioning-jerusalem-exposed/2016/10/26/
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-archaeology-idUSKCN12Q1SO?il=0
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/219379
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ancient-papyrus-scroll-found-with-earliest-Hebrew-mention-of-Jerusalem-470898
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4870938,00.html
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.749357
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37415
http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/352646/does-ancient-scroll-prove-jewish-tie-to-jerusalem-and-refute-modern-day-une/

… while scholars are having doubts about the authenticity of that ‘Jerusalem papyrus’:

http://www.livescience.com/56653-hebrew-papyrus-seized-from-looters.html
http://www.livescience.com/56646-photos-hebrew-papyrus-judean-desert.html
http://www.rollstonepigraphy.com/?p=715
https://facesandvoices.wordpress.com/2016/10/22/new-judean-desert-papyrus-sold-by-an-anonymous-antiquities-dealer/
https://gath.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/my-take-on-the-jerusalem-papyrus/
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.749603
http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-question-oldest-hebrew-mention-of-jerusalem/
http://blogs.timesofisrael.com/dont-politicize-archaeology-and-dont-historicize-politics-on-the-new-jerusalem-papyrus/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/world/middleeast/israel-unesco-holy-site.html

Israel was displaying some First Temple era pottery from Temple Mount too:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.749337
http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-reveal-first-solomons-temple-era-artifacts-ever-found-on-temple-mount/

UNESCO is under pressure (it seems) to rethink its decision about Jewish presence on Temple Mount:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/us-lawmakers-urge-unesco-panel-to-reject-text-erasing-jewish-ties-to-temple-mount/
http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2016/10/26/temple-mount-archaeologist-unesco-resolution-disgrace/
https://www.algemeiner.com/2016/10/26/the-jewish-connection-to-jerusalem-is-undeniable/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/world/middleeast/israel-unesco-holy-site.html
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37447

A “muslim” inscription confirming Jewish presence was also mentioned this week:

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ancient-muslim-inscription-confirms-dome-of-the-rocks-jewish-temple-origin/2016/10/28/

Some DSS fragments are coming to auction:

http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/dead_sea_scrolls_fragments_put_on_sale_for_first_time_by_hampstead_dealer_1_4751216

… as is the earliest ‘copy’ of the Ten Commandments:

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/earliest-ten-commandments-tablet-on-auction-in-beverly-hills/2016/10/25/

Syria is complaining about digs by Israel … in Syria:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/at-unesco-syria-complains-of-israeli-archaeological-digs-inside-syria/

Israel denies digging inside Syria:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/israel-says-no-archaeological-digs-in-syria-village/

Feature on the Assyrians:

http://www.livescience.com/56659-assyrians-history.html

More on Israel’s National Archaeology Campus:

http://www.haaretz.co.il/gallery/architecture/.premium-1.3103968
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/israels-effort-to-get-a-gadget-obsessed-generation-to-look-at-old-stuff/2016/10/25/aa85c324-9a29-11e6-b3c9-f662adaa0048_story.html

More on where Titus breached Jerusalem’s third wall:

http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/scientists-discover-where-titus-breached-jerusalem-walls/

More on 1300 years bp antidepressants from Istanbul:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/30587/20161025/1300-year-old-antidepressant-drugs-unearthed-in-istanbul.htm

More on that short-time mosaic carpet reveal:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/.premium-1.749520

Op Ed on Aleppo, then and now:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/Opinion/2016/10/24/A-tale-of-two-Aleppos-Ancient-city-in-ruins-with-poor-on-front-lines/8381477321949/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Cyprus was also protesting the Toledo Museum’s sale of antiquities:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/10/26/antiquities-for-sale-ohios-toledo-museum-of-art-sells-ancient-artifacts-cyprus-and-egypt-protest/
http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2016/10/25/Cyprus-demands-auction-be-stopped-Ambassador-wants-artifacts-displayed-in-Toledo-museum.html
http://in-cyprus.com/ohio-museum-sells-pieces-despite-protests-from-cyprus/
… as was Joan Connelly:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2016/10/24/Art-expert-slams-Toledo-museum-nbsp-sale-of-nbsp-antiquities.html

… while a clumsy caterer knocked a thumb off a statue in the British Museum:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/26/hapless-caterer-knocks-thumb-off-roman-statue-in-british-museum/
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/british-museum-gives-venus-the-finger-back/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37786103
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/arts/design/british-museum-townley-venus-thumb-repaired.html

Remains of a Roman military camp in Burley-in-Wharfedale:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bradford-west-yorkshire-37727136

Roman-era windmills from Missis:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/windmills-of-misis-comes-to-light-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105166&NewsCatID=375

A kingdom of Osroene floor mosaic:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-edessa-floor-mosaic-unearthed-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=105425&NewsCatID=375

In case you didn’t hear about the earthquake which was felt in Rome:

http://www.irishmirror.ie/news/earthquake-hits-italy-shaking-romes-9131896

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence that humans were hunting and skinning cave lions some 16 000 years bp:

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-upper-paleolithic-humans-cave-lions.html
http://www.livescience.com/56654-humans-hunted-cave-lions-for-pelts.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/oct/26/prehistoric-humans-may-have-hunted-cave-lions-to-extinction-fossils-indicate
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/humans-may-have-hunted-cave-lions-extinction-throw-rugs-180960915/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/27/science/cave-lion-pelts-caverns.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4969-161026-cave-lion-extinction

An 8th century Pictish carved stone from Orkney:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/8th-century-pictish-carved-stone-discovered-in-orkney-cliff-1-4272055
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4974-161028-orkney-pictish-cross

A fresco fragment from the Great Basilica in Plovdiv:

http://www.archaeology.org/4964-161024-bulgaria-basilica-philippopolis

I think we mentioned these ‘unusual’ medieval graves from Poland:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/4951-161018-poland-boulder-graves

… while another cemetery in Poland may have victims of a 17th century epidemic:

http://www.archaeology.org/4976-161028-poland-cholera-burials

A lost ship from the Battle of Trafalgar (I think):

http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/10/24/ciencia/1477297638_714700.html

The Trust has taken over Snodhill Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-37744260

Plans to revamp St Mary’s in Melton Mowbray:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-37678335

Jorvik Viking Centre will reopen in April:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-37749443

The Pope is opening Castel Gandolpho to the public:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2016/10/22/actualidad/1477125342_987623.html

Feature on medieval Lund:

http://www.medievalhistories.com/the-medieval-city-of-lund/

On efforts to save art in earthquake-damaged parts of Italy:

http://www.apollo-magazine.com/effort-save-italys-earthquake-damaged-art-architecture/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20161029_Weekly_Round_Up_43

More on all those shipwrecks found in the Black Sea:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/shipwrecks-discovery-black-sea-bulgaria-thousands-years-old-a7379691.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/black-sea-shipwreck-discovery/
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2016-10-25/ancient-shipwrecks-found-accidentally-during-black-sea-mapping/7962270
http://www.universityherald.com/articles/46285/20161028/41-shipwrecks-down-the-black-sea-discovered-university-of-southampton-academics-believe-3d-tech-has-far-to-go-video.htm
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/perfectly-preserved-ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-depths-of-black-sea.aspx?pageID=238&nid=105345&NewsCatID=375
http://www.archaeology.org/news/4965-161025-black-sea-shipwrecks

More on medieval finds from Newton Abbot:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/4949-161018-newtown-abbot-millstone

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http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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12 000 years bp cave art from East Timor:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-37764195

Life in southern China some 3400 years bp:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/29/c_135789763.htm

Sixth century swords from a Kyushu tomb:

http://www.archaeology.org/4966-161015-japan-ray-skin

Song/Ming/Qing dynasty wells from Changsha:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-10/27/c_135785662.htm

Latest from the work at the tomb of the Marquis of Haihun:

http://english.cctv.com/2016/10/30/VIDEGDyQGdgZenxylKxGy0DD161030.shtml

Korean scientists have figured out how metal plating worked some 1400 years ago:

http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_en.jsp?cid=AEN20161024005600320&site=0200000000&mobile

Two months after the earthquake, a couple of temples in Bagan have collapsed:

http://www.irrawaddy.com/culture/two-temples-in-bagan-collapse-two-months-after-earthquake.html

Feature on how Aboriginal peoples fermented things:

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-revealing-science-aboriginal-fermentation.html

I think we’ve had this thing on the colonization of Poly/Micronesia/Oceania before:

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-currents-geography-people-settledoceania.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-10/uoo-eps102716.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/10/161028113828.htm

On the antiquity (maybe) of the caste system in India:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/mumbai/caste-system-in-india-existed-since-harappan-times-says-archaeologist/article9283807.ece

More on that 2500 years bp ‘cannabis burial’:

http://www.livescience.com/56596-cannabis-shroud-found-in-ancient-grave.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-tomb-suggests-cannabis-use-is-nothing-new/
http://www.archaeology.org/4963-161024-china-burial-cannabis

More on that child’s rattle from Siberia:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/30652/20161026/childs-4000-year-old-rattle-unearthed-in-siberia.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/4962-161024-siberia-bear-rattle

More on purported Greek influence on Qin’s terracotta army:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2423752&CategoryId=13003
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/foreign-forces-row-over-chinas-terracotta-warriors-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=105493&NewsCatID=375

… and the Roman coins in a Japanese castle story is still making the rounds:

http://www.columbian.com/news/2016/oct/27/roman-coins-in-japanese-ruins-baffle-archaeologists/

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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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I think we mentioned this pre-Clovis ‘horse’ evidence from Paisley Cave:

http://westerndigs.org/early-northwesterners-lived-among-extinct-stout-legged-horses-oregon-fossils-show/

Interesting study of some Sonora burials suggests violent deaths and ‘blood feuds’:

http://phys.org/news/2016-10-ancient-burials-blood-feuds.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-10/uoa-abs102416.php
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2016/10/24/Ancient-graves-offer-evidence-of-blood-feuds-researchers-say/3001477334850/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/10/25/ancient-burials-suggest-a-history-of-blood-feuds-brutality-and-revenge/
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/ancient-burials-suggest-a-history-of-blood-feuds-brutality-and-revenge
http://scienmag.com/ancient-burials-suggestive-of-blood-feuds/
http://www.archaeology.org/4967-161025-sonoran-desert-burials
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2016/ancient-burials-suggestive-of-blood-feuds

A pair of 1800s era shipwrecks from Lake Huron:

http://www.13newsnow.com/news/local/two-shipwrecks-in-lake-huron-lost-since-the-1800s-have-been-found-identified/343102962
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2016/10/27/lake-huron-shipwrecks/92807338/

Tracking down (attempting) a lost statue of John Calhoun:

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/33426039/archaeologist-historian-try-to-solve-mystery-of-statue-missing-154-years
http://www.live5news.com/story/33426039/archaeologist-historian-try-to-solve-mystery-of-statue-missing-154-years

On the Statue of Liberty:

http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/2016/10/25/92743792/

More on that 300 years bp baby remains connected to an early Maryland governor:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dna-testing-links-300-year-old-remains-of-a-baby-to-a-colonial-md-governor/2016/10/16/43ed3446-84d8-11e6-92c2-14b64f3d453f_story.html

More on that find of a third shipwreck from the Luna fleet:

http://www.pnj.com/story/news/local/pensacola/2016/10/21/third-shipwreck-luna-fleet-uncovered/92487848/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A very interesting 2000 years bp (maybe) cave burial from Chihuahua:

http://westerndigs.org/mummified-bird-baby-found-in-cave-shed-light-on-earliest-desert-farmers/
http://www.archaeology.org/4975-161028-mexico-scarlet-macaw

Feature on some Chilean mummies:

http://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2016/10/24/momias-chilenas-mas-antiguas-del-mundo-buscan-ser-patrimonio-de-la-humanidad/

It was a good tourist year for the Chan Chan archaeological zone:

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-peru-chan-chan-archaeological-zone-welcomes-over-30000-foreign-visitors-637268.aspx

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Hands on teaching with artifacts the UMich:

http://lsa.umich.edu/lsa/news-events/all-news/search-news/the-future-of-the-past.html

Suggestion that Christopher Marlowe was one of Shakespeare’s ‘co writers’:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/oct/23/christopher-marlowe-credited-as-one-of-shakespeares-co-writers
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/10/24/499144368/christopher-marlowe-officially-credited-as-co-author-of-3-shakespeare-plays
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/oxford-says-shakespeare-will-share-credit-for-henry-vi/2016/10/24/69912bea-99db-11e6-b552-b1f85e484086_story.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/books/shakespeare-christopher-marlowe-henry-vi.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/big-data-reveals-mixed-authorship-17-shakespeare-plays-182319088.html
http://www.dw.com/en/big-data-reveals-shakespeare-co-authored-17-of-his-plays/a-36145979
http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2016/10/24/actualidad/1477311194_853346.html

Recreating a 2500 years bp beer from Germany:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/24/498863394/2-500-years-ago-this-brew-was-buried-with-the-dead-a-brewery-has-revived-it

On the Lipton ‘tea empire’:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/10/25/498863411/-from-tea-garden-to-teapot-how-lipton-became-an-empire?sc=17&f=1008

A nice APOD of Whitby Abbey:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161029.html

Marking the 500th anniversary of Luther’s hammering activities:

http://www.dw.com/en/why-martin-luther-was-an-unsuspecting-revolutionary/a-36161020
http://www.dw.com/en/whats-changed-in-the-new-luther-bible-and-how-the-scorpions-contributed/a-36088313

Latest Victor Nuovo installment on Spinoza:

http://www.addisonindependent.com/?q=node/41398

Feature on Antony von Leeuwenhoek:
http://elpais.com/elpais/2016/10/24/ciencia/1477260258_805231.html

Just in time for Halloween … a pile of “grisly” archaeological discoveries:

http://www.livescience.com/13637-8-grisly-archaeological-discoveries.html

… and ‘spirit photos’:

http://www.cnn.com/2016/10/27/arts/gallery/tbt-spirit-photography-william-hope/index.html

… and debunking the Salem Witch trials:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myths-about-the-salem-witch-trials/2016/10/27/62abd0cc-9ad1-11e6-9980-50913d68eacb_story.html

There was also a feature on a pile of not-so-grisly archaeological discoveries:

http://www.livescience.com/29594-earths-most-mysterious-archeological-discoveries-.html

A lost AA Milne poem turns up:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-37772420

On some circumnavigation pioneers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/travel/pioneers-in-circumnavigation-around-the-world.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

Interesting feature on ‘landscape spotting’ in Britain:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/29/landscape-spotting-how-to-decode-britains-ancient-past/

On the spread of the brown rat:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/science/brown-rat-new-york-city.html

Feature on assorted religious orders, then and now:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-37727458

Review of O’Neill, *Unmentionable*:

http://www.npr.org/2016/10/26/498726754/i-shall-faint-unmentionable-unpacks-victorian-womanhood

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=91047

Rodin:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=91069

Martin Luther:

http://www.startribune.com/life-of-martin-luther-on-display-in-rare-mia-exhibit/399168641/
http://artdaily.com/news/91197/First-exhibition-marking-500th-anniversary-of-Martin-Luther-s–Ninety-Five-Theses–opens

Quran:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-37793031

Paint the Revolution:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/arts/design/review-paint-the-revolution-offers-mexican-muralist-muscle-and-delicate-beauty.html

Turner:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/26/books/review-turner-a-portrait-of-a-most-dazzling-and-disagreeable-artist.html

Jewish Exodus:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/28/arts/design/a-jewish-exodus-to-a-new-nation.html

Time and Cosmos in Greco Roman Antiquity:

http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/isawnews/~3/NrPJYM-xFjA/timeandcosmosreviewedinnyt
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/25/science/time-ancient-rome-greece.html?em_pos=small&emc=edit_sc_20161024&nl=science-times&nl_art=8&nlid=19675441&te=1

19th century Shanghai:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-37762842

Saving antiquities in WWII Athens:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/213213/article/ekathimerini/life/show-sheds-light-on-wwii-efforts-to-salvage-priceless-antiquities

That auction of items from the Toledo Museum of Art went on anyway, of course:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Art/2016/10/27/Controversial-auctioning-of-Toledo-Museum-of-Art-artifacts-ends.html

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THE TECHY SIDE
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High tech examination of mummy cartonnage:

https://www.wired.com/2016/10/x-rays-revealing-mysterious-writings-mummy-coffins/?mbid=nl_102616_p4&CNDID=18932725
http://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-are-using-x-rays-to-read-inside-mummy-coffins
http://www.archaeology.org/4973-161027-imaging-techniques-cartonnage

More on 3d recreations of a Pompeii villa:

http://www.euronews.com/2016/10/26/ancient-meets-modern-in-3d-reconstruction-of-pompeii-home

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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I think we’ve had this story in some form or another already … Melanesians carry the DNA of an unknown hominid predecessor:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-data-offer-evidence-unknown-extinct-human-relative

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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George Washington’s still:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/capital-weather-gang/wp/2016/10/17/apple-brandy-the-surprising-fall-spirit-flowing-from-the-stills-at-mt-vernon/

St John (NB):

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/30/travel/st-john-new-brunswick-canada-legacy-of-british-loyalists.html

St Kilda:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20161019-the-eeriest-island-in-the-world

Fontainebleau:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/02/travel/fontainebleau-france-architecture.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

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CRIME BEAT
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A couple weeks’ worth of Culture Crime news … I think I missed one:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/10/culture-crime-news-17-23-october-2016.html
http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/10/culture-crime-news-10-16-october-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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Libya halted the auction of a purloined statue in Paris:

http://www.libyaobserver.ly/culture/libyas-department-antiquity-halts-sale-stolen-ancient-statue-france

A repatriation case in the making? Another Benin bronze on the market:

http://theartnewspaper.com/market/benin-bronze-sold-off-by-british-museum-in-1950-returns-to-market/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on ‘alternative currencies’ in the Roman world:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-history-magazine/history-alternative-currencies-bes-bitcoin

An Edward VIII coin is going on display:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-37776690

Latest eSylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n43.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n44.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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A huge Mozart box set:

http://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2016/10/27/498681317/240-hours-22-pounds-a-mammoth-mozart-box-set-aims-at-more-than-complete?sc=17&f=1039

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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/2502-audio-news-from-archaeologica-16-october-2016-22-october-2016

Latest Strata: Portraits of Humanity:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/video-guide/strata-portraits-of-humanity/2499-strata-october-2016

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OBITUARIES
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Brian Robinson:

http://bangordailynews.com/2016/10/28/news/bangor/renowned-umaine-archaeologist-brian-robinson-dies-at-63/

Ernie Haerinck:

http://www.thenational.ae/opinion/comment/remembering-ernie-haerinck-the-archaeologist-who-helped-reveal-uaes-ancient-secrets

Edgar Munhall:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/20/arts/design/edgar-munhall-first-curator-of-the-frick-collection-dies-at-83.html

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CONFERENCES
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(send in your notices!)
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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