Explorator 19.29 ~ November 13, 2016

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Bob Heuman,
David Critchley, Hernan Astudillo, Rick Heli, Barbara Saylor Rodgers,
Peter Archdale, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths,
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 what happened to Neanderthal genes:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-humans-neanderthals-interbred-neanderthal-genes.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/p-epm110316.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108145257.htm
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2112037-humans-have-purged-the-bad-genes-from-our-neanderthal-hook-ups/
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/science/neanderthal-dna-natural-selection.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/study-reveals-why-humans-dont-have-more-neanderthal-dna-180961047/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1108/Why-don-t-humans-have-more-Neanderthal-DNA
http://www.archaeology.org/5006-161109-neanderthal-natural-selection

… and the benefits of the ‘interbreeding’:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-neanderthal-inheritance-humans-life-africa.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161110153149.htm
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/10/early-mans-love-triangle-neighbors-helped-us-survive/93587214/

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AFRICA
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Interesting finds from a Tanzanian peat bog:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161108130459.htm

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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From Aswan come remains of a causeway associated with Sarenput I:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/248580/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Causeway-discovered-in-ancient-Aswan-tomb-.aspx
http://www.archaeology.org/5001-161108-aswan-necropolis-causeway

More on that 3800 years bp funeral boat from Abydos:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/royal-burial-boat-ancient-egypt-found/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/ancient-royal-boat-tomb-uncovered-in-egypt.aspx
https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-800-old-boat-tomb-172438664.html
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/pharaonic-boat-burial-abydos-egypt-04350.html

We’re hearing more about the ‘significant’ Bronze Age city found in Northern Iraq:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161104102136.htm
http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/51798/20161107/massive-bronze-age-city-unearthed-northern-iraq.htm
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2016/11/07/remnants-significant-bronze-age-city-discovered-in-iraq.html
http://www.cnn.com/2016/11/11/middleeast/bronze-age-city-iraq/index.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeologists-just-discovered-bronze-age-194651442.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2016/bronze-age-city-discovered-in-northern-iraq

Hopes/plans for a dig at Mesotimolos:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mesotimolos-waits-to-be-discovered-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=105919&NewsCatID=375
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/11/11/ancient-lydian-city-in-turkey-needs-meticulous-study

The Ghassulian Star is on display:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/mysterious-6000-year-old-star-mural-sees-first-daylight-in-jerusalem/

Hierapolis (Pamukkale) is a tourism success this year:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/11/10/pamukkales-ancient-city-of-hierapolis-turkeys-most-visited-archaeological-site

An Iron Age site from Dubai:

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/culture/know-the-uae-archaeological-site-found-south-of-dubai-shows-key-aspects-of-life-in-iron-age-arabia-1.1924218

Ottoman era remains from the city of Van:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/public-buildings-unearthed-in-vans-old-city-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=105795&NewsCatID=375

On the Palestinian claim to the DSS:

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=37747

… and a feature on digitizing the DSS:

http://www.jpost.com//International/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-Go-Digital-472292

More on the work at the Church of the Holy Sepuchre:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/oct/27/jesus-tomb-jerusalem-restoration-church-of-the-holy-sepulchre-christ-christianity

Earlier this week we were reading the battle for Mosul was nearing Nimrud:

http://m.france24.com/en/20161110-battle-mosul-nears-ancient-nimrud

… this am we read that Iraqi forces have retaken Nimrud:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-37966657
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/13/iraqi-troops-capture-nimrud-ancient-assyrian-city-isis

… and there’s quite a bit of damage to sites in the area:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/ancient-assyrian-capital-of-nimrud-and-its-famous-ziggurat-bulldozed-by-retreating-islamic-state/news-story/d99a959bc5686b825a690d653f0a0248
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/iraq-mosul-isis-nimrud-khorsabad-archaeology/
http://www.aina.org/news/20161110204408.htm

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Looking for a Roman temple beneath Leicester Cathedral:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/archeologists-dig-to-discover-more-about-roman-temple-under-leicester-cathedral/story-29873793-detail/story.html

Roman fortress remains from Chester:

http://www.so-cheshire.co.uk/heritage-1/12605/exciting-archaeological-remains-found-in-chester

A Gallo-Roman villa from Brittany:

http://www.connexionfrance.com/roman-villa-gallo-cotes-damor-brittany-archaeologists-housing-development-view-article.html

Very interesting shackled Etruscan burial:

http://www.seeker.com/skeleton-bound-by-shackles-found-in-etruscan-burial-2085230024.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5005-161109-italy-etruscan-shackles

Greek ‘squares’ from Agrigento:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2016/11/08/system-of-ancient-greek-squares-uncovered-in-agrigento_ef5ec6a7-4a08-49f3-aa8e-f00a73c81699.html

On ancient Roman ‘lawn signs’:

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/anthropology-in-practice/the-ancient-romans-had-a-version-of-lawn-signs-too/

… on other Pompeian graffiti:

http://www.jotdown.es/2016/11/hic-futui-pornografia-pompeyana/

Possible Roman gold in Spain:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/31531/20161110/cathedral-s-beach-golden-beach-beach-made-of-gold-roman-era-roman-occupation-in-spain-spain-spain-travel-spain-beaches.htm

A Roman shipwreck from Girona:

http://spanishnewstoday.com/2000_year_old-roman-shipwreck-discovered-in-girona_82301-a.html

I think we’ve mentioned this Roman bath from Plovdiv:

http://www.novinite.com/articles/177329/%D0%90rchaeologists+Discover+4th+Century+Roman+Bath+in+Bulgaria’s+Plovdiv

This seems to be the most recent item on the Herculaneum Papyri:

https://www.thestar.com/news/insight/2016/11/11/unscrolling-an-ancient-mystery.html

Another bust in Limassol:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/11/09/antiquities-seized/
http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/11/11/paphos-mayor-says-feel-vindicated-following-archaeology-arrests/

Pondering the origins of the tsunami which hit Santorini:

http://www.livescience.com/56791-santorini-tsunamis-caused-by-volcanic-flow.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/10/science/santorini-akrotiri-tsunami.html
http://www.nature.com/articles/ncomms13332

Plenty about Epidaurus in the Chinese news this week and their plans for an underwater museum:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/09/c_135815642.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/09/c_135815641.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/09/c_135815653.htm

… and Athens too:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/11/c_135820578.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/10/c_135820515.htm

… and restoration work on the Acropolis:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/10/c_135820558.htm

Some Roman military diplomas (not ‘plates’) are on display at BYU:

http://byuiscroll.org/roman-plates-come-byu/

Some Roman finds from Tiruvallur are going on display:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-national/tp-tamilnadu/ancient-roman-artefacts-unearthed-in-tiruvallur-district-to-be-on-display/article9322512.ece

Arguing about the Colosseum took another turn:

http://www.thelocal.it/20161110/rome-metro-row-raises-new-fears-for-colosseum

On the man behind ‘Theatre of War’:

http://kenyoncollegian.com/2016/11/10/classics-alum-helps-soldiers-heal-through-ancient-drama/

Honours for Shelley Haley:

http://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/haley-honored-at-caas-meeting

What Amanda Watlington is up to:

http://classics.unc.edu/about-us-2/tabulae-archive/tabulae-2014-2015-2/from-classics-to-technology/

What Julia Wilker is up to:

https://penncurrent.upenn.edu/features/classical-studies-professor-gives-voice-to-the-voiceless-in-ancient-texts

What Jared Benton is up to:

http://mountainx.com/blogwire/unc-asheville-hosts-talk-on-ancient-roman-craftsmen/

More on the Gozo shipwreck:

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/11/11/14/36/ancient-shipwreck-sheds-light-on-mediterraneans-early-trade-routes

Review of Wright, *Lost Plays of Greek Tragedy*:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2016/nov/10/the-one-where-medea-saves-her-kids-lost-classics-of-greek-tragedy

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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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Not sure if we mentioned all these 6700 years bp ‘Venus’ figurines from Trnava:

http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20379104/venuses-from-trnava-6700-year-old.html?piano_d=1

Europe’s oldest ‘polished axe’ comes from Ireland:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/europes-oldest-polished-axe-found-ireland-180961043/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-adze-points-ancient-burial-rituals-ireland

Suggestion that Viking raids were in search of wives:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/05/viking-raiders-were-only-trying-to-win-their-future-wives-hearts/
http://www.livescience.com/56786-vikings-raided-to-find-love.html
http://www.archaeology.org/4998-161107-viking-raids-wives

… but the larger study appears to have been about hostage taking:

http://sciencenordic.com/why-did-vikings-take-hostages

… and there’s a new suggestion about why tthey left Greenland:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/why-did-greenland-s-vikings-disappear
http://www.archaeology.org/5008-161110-greenland-norse-settlements
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6313/700
http://www.feedspot.com/?dadi=1#feed/f_22979/article/3537984630?dd=43115062536421

On matters calendrical in Norway:

http://sciencenordic.com/counting-years-viking-way

Middens suggest early inhabitants of Greenland were hunting whales:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/11/10/501209509/in-ancient-trash-heaps-a-whale-hunting-puzzle-emerges
http://knpr.org/npr/2016-11/ancient-trash-heaps-whale-hunting-puzzle-emerges
http://www.archaeology.org/5003-161109-greenland-whale-hunting

… and there was a study of what was on the menu in Doggerland too:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2016/ancient-doggerland-diet-discovered

A pile of Cistercian monk burials from North Yorkshire:

http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/experts-discover-500-graves-at-monastic-ruins-in-north-yorkshire-35211162.html
http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/national/14884557.Experts_discover_500_graves_at_monastic_ruins_in_North_Yorkshire/

Interesting feature on the Eyam plague response:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-35064071

Interesting suggestions coming out of the Curtain Theatre dig:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/nov/10/shakespeare-write-henry-v-suit-london-theatre-the-curtain-odd-shape
http://www.archaeology.org/5007-161110-theater-money-box-finials
http://artdaily.com/news/91581/Archaeologists-throw-new-light-on-Shakespeare-after-uncovering-the-stage-at-The-Curtain-Theatre

More on that Viking ‘toolbox’ find:

http://sciencenordic.com/archaeologists-discover-viking-toolbox
http://www.archaeology.org/5002-161108-denmark-viking-tools

More on Ireland’s ‘oldest grave’:

http://www.livescience.com/56771-oldest-burial-in-ireland-analyzed.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/inside-irelands-oldest-grave-exceptional-164000941.html

More on that ‘cursed well’:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cursed-english-well-has-been-rediscovered-180961019/

More on the search for witches’ marks across the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/oct/31/witches-marks-historic-england-evil-spirits

More on shipwrecks in the Black Sea:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/12/science/shipwrecks-black-sea-archaeology.html

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A pair of Pandaya era temples from Ramanathapuram:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/two-pandya-era-temples-discovered-in-ramanathapuram/article9313386.ece
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/Excavate-ancient-Shiva-temples-buried-under-sand/articleshow/55267890.cms

Interesting 5th century BCE ‘eagle huntress’ on a central Asian gold ring:

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2016/11/eagle-huntress-discovered-on-ancient-gold-ring.html

Some 1000 years bp petroglyphs from southern India:

http://www.archaeology.org/4999-161108-india-warrior-art

A medieval archer burial from Altai:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/others/news/n0782-burial-site-of-siberian-robin-hood-unearthed-in-altai-republic/
http://www.archaeology.org/5010-161111-warrior-quiver-arrows

An early 19th century well find is slowing work in Oxford (NZ):

http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/north-canterbury/85883487/mysterious-well-slows-work-in-oxford

Studying what early inhabitants of Western Australia were eating:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-bulk-bone-metabarcoding-uncover-early.html

Not sure we mentioned these petroglyphs from a Hawaiian beach:

https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/02/shifting-sands-expose-unseen-ancient-petroglyphs-on-an-hawaii-beach/

More on the arrival of humans in Australia’s interior:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/02/humans-arrived-in-australian-interior-49000-years-ago-archaeologists-believe-flinders-ranges
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1102/Humans-first-settled-in-Australia-much-earlier-than-previous-estimates?cmpid=TW

More on cannabis in a Chinese burial:

http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/31507/20161110/2500-years-old-well-preserved-cannabis-plant-found-in-desert-oasis.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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3000 years bp artifacts found during school construction in Binghamton:

https://www.bupipedream.com/news/74432/auto-draft-145/

Feature on the desecration of a Native American burial ground in Indiana:

http://www.indystar.com/story/news/local/hamilton-county/2016/11/05/native-american-graves-strawtown/91913202/

A possible Creek Indian nation site from Westville:

http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article113970148.html
http://www.ledger-enquirer.com/news/local/article113954063.html

Metal detectors are turning up finds at Montpelier:

http://www.nbc29.com/story/33682264/archaeologists-uncover-old-artifacts-with-out-of-state-metal-detectors

A 19th century shipwreck from Lake Superior:

http://www.9and10news.com/story/33680862/forgotten-lake-superior-shipwreck-found-after-132-years
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfectly-preserved-shipwreck-found-lake-superior-180961070/

Plans to dive the Franklin shipwrecks:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3052010/canadian-dive-team-prepares-to-search-franklin-shipwrecks/

Interesting study of a Maryland site suggesting Ezekiel’s wheel was connected to the religious conversion of slaves:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-archaeologists-ezekiel-wheel-african-americans.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/08/science/ezekiels-wheel-ties-african-spiritual-traditions-to-christianity.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5000-161108-maryland-religious-symbols

More on that Mastodon from Michigan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/09/science/mastodon-michigan-teeth.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A royal Maya site from Becujal (Guatemala):

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2016/11/03/ancient-maya-king-had-luxury-pleasure-palace-outside-city-he-ruled/93215340/

They’re using LiDAR at Copan:

https://www.gim-international.com/content/article/lidar-survey-over-ancient-maya-city

Latest from Nazca and Machu Picchu:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,411900,researchers-want-to-unravel-the-mystery-of-machu-picchu-and-the-nazca-geoglyphs.html

Reviewish of Schwaller, *Géneros de Gente in Early Colonial Mexico*

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-explores-racial-early-colonial-spain.html

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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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Feature on time zones:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/06/opinion/sunday/time-to-dump-time-zones.html

On Italian dialects:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/08/world/what-in-the-world/italy-dialects.html

On the Aberdeen Bestiary (which has been digitized):

http://www.livescience.com/56769-medieval-book-seized-by-king-henry-viii.html
http://www.livescience.com/56768-photos-aberdeen-bestiary.html
http://www.abdn.ac.uk/bestiary/

On why humans began making art (we may have mentioned this one):

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2016/nov/03/on-the-origins-of-art-exhibition-tasmania-why-did-humans-start-making-art-comment

A Brueghel the Younger turns up in museum storage:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-37897723

… and a possible Raphael find:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/11/06/forgotten-oil-painting-could-be-lost-raphael-as-scientists-date/

A disputed Caravaggio is on display:

http://www.dw.com/en/disputed-caravaggio-to-go-on-display-in-milan-museum/a-36331284
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/caravaggio-found-in-french-attic-unveiled-in-milan/

The Louvre has restored ‘John the Baptist’:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-louvre-has-restored-st-john-baptist-180961037/

… and Vasari’s ‘Last Supper’ is restored and back on display too:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/major-renaissance-painting-restored-50-years-after-it-was-covered-flood-waters-180961028/

On language use in medieval Islam:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-power-language-medieval-western-islam.html

Feature on the Cambridge Yiddish Codex:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/this-day-in-jewish-history/1.751846

Feature on the 15 most powerful women in history:

http://bigthink.com/paul-ratner/top-15-most-powerful-women-in-history

Feature on Alfred Wallace:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20161104-the-other-person-that-discovered-evolution-besides-darwin

How the Milky Way got its name:

http://www.livescience.com/56756-milky-way-name-origin.html

Feature on Casanova:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161108-how-casanovas-x-rated-memoir-created-a-legend

More on Marlowe and Henry VI:

http://theconversation.com/ignore-the-doubters-heres-why-christopher-marlowe-co-wrote-shakespeares-henry-vi-68229

Not sure if we mentioned this recreation of a 220 years bp shipwreck beer:

http://www.livescience.com/56814-oldest-beer-recreated-from-shipwreck-yeast.html
http://www.livescience.com/56773-photos-recreating-220-year-old-beer.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5009-161110-shipwreck-yeast-beer

Latest Victor Nuovo piece on Spinoza:

http://www.addisonindependent.com/201611nuovo-spinoza-inventing-morality

Feature on how the Ten Commandments were changed over time:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/coe-wja110416.php
https://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en/aktuelles/2016/nov/PM_Als_Juden_und_Christen_die_Zehn_Gebote_veraenderten.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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History of the World in 100 Objects:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/history-of-the-world-in-100-objects-on-show-at-national-museum-canberra/news-story/2b02ffada1d226aa43b652e460087a43

A Feast for the Senses:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/medieval-europeans-had-noses-eyes-and-ears–and-they-used-them/2016/11/11/89d23d5c-a5ef-11e6-8fc0-7be8f848c492_story.html

Sunken Cities:

http://www.madamasr.com/en/2016/11/12/feature/culture/sunken-cities-the-lure-of-underwater-worlds-and-a-critique-of-a-blockbuster-exhibition/

Golem:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-eerie-golem-gets-its-own-exhibition-1478882653

Renovations to the Pergamon Museum are way over budget and late:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/pergamon-museum-berlin-renovation-739196

… resulting in some temporary exhibition type things:

http://www.dw.com/en/berlins-pergamon-museum-will-spend-next-eight-years-without-its-famous-altar/a-36337653
http://www.dw.com/en/pergamon-museum-to-move-to-interim-home/a-36338914
http://www.apollo-magazine.com/pergamon-museum-move-exhibits-temporary-transition-hall/

Athens’ National Archaeology Museum is marking its 150th:

http://www.maysville-online.com/news/world/photos-these-ancient-greek-artifacts-are-finally-seeing-the-light/collection_10db4a22-973a-51d8-bd56-f598a044808f.html

More coverage of the Toledo MoA brouhaha:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/museums/outcry-after-toledo-museum-of-art-sells-ancient-greek-and-egyptian-objects-at-auction/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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We may have mentioned this item on dating methods:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/how-radiometric-dating-and-stratigraphy-reveal-an-object-s-age

On LiDAR use in Michigan:

http://greatlakesecho.org/2016/11/10/remote-sensing-technology-improves-small-scale-archaeology/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Latest DNA study related to dog domestication:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-dna-analysis-ancient-teeth-dogs.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37913860
http://www.archaeology.org/5004-161109-dogs-starch-digestion

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

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

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.cfm?c_id=7&objectid=11744227

Chichen Itza:

http://www.startribune.com/how-to-see-chichen-itza-without-the-crowds/400764261/

Easter Island:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/13/travel/rapa-nui-easter-island-north-coast.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2016/11/culture-crime-news-31-october-6-november-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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More on Aboriginal demands for the return of a shield taken by Captain Cook:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2016/nov/08/indigenous-australians-demand-gweagal-shield-captain-cook

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NUMISMATICA
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Some strange silver and bronze-coated Roman coins from Spain:

http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/25906/20161108/silver-bronze-coated-roman-coins-discovered-spain.htm

Feature on currency in various ancient cultures:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/money-money-money-whos-the-common-denominator-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=105996&NewsCatID=375

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n45.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n46.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/2511-audio-news-from-archaeologica-30-october-2016-5-november-2016

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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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