Explorator 19.31 ~ November 27, 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,
David Emery, Feral Boy, 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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Feature on the hominins from Dmanisi:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/meet-frail-small-brained-people-who-first-trekked-out-africa

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AFRICA
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Evidence of a Slavic presence in Morocco in the Middle Ages:

http://www.thenews.pl/1/11/Artykul/281615,Slavs-lived-in-Morocco-in-Middle-Ages-archaeologists-say

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Remains of a First Dynasty city and necropolis from Sohag:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/250686/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Metropolis-discovered-in-Abydos-in-the-Upper-Egypt.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/ancient-residential-city-cemetery-discovered-abydos
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38084391
http://egyptianstreets.com/2016/11/24/egyptian-archaeologists-unearth-ancient-egyptian-city-in-upper-egypt/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2016/nov/23/egypt-unearths-lost-city-first-dynasty-sohag-province
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/egypt-lost-city-found-luxor-a7435206.html
http://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-find-previously-undiscovered-ancient-egyptian-city/a-36499226
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/ancient-egyptian-city-and-graveyard-dating-back-more-than-7000-years-uncovered-by-archaeologists/news-story/2b6bf593c84f2a9e1c6b2007b7f3f707
http://www.lemonde.fr/archeologie/article/2016/11/24/une-cite-et-une-necropole-vieilles-de-7-000-ans-decouvertes-en-egypte_5036855_1650751.html
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/32731/20161124/historic-discovery-archaeologists-unearth-secret-ancient-egyptian-city-cemetery.htm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/7-300-old-city-excavated-122737225.html
http://www.newsweek.com/egypt-unearths-7000-year-old-city-524785
http://phys.org/news/2016-11-egyptian-archaeologists-uncover-pharaonic-village.html
http://www.lemonde.fr/archeologie/article/2016/11/24/une-cite-et-une-necropole-vieilles-de-7-000-ans-decouvertes-en-egypte_5036855_1650751.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5037-161123-egypt-abydos-cemetery

Evidence of a 4600 years bp harbour on the Red Sea:

http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.754616

Suggestion that glass-making may have started in Egypt before Mesopotamia:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/glassmaking-may-have-begun-egypt-not-mesopotamia

More concerns for some Egyptian items coming to auction at Christie’s:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egyptian-antiquities-again-offered-sale-london

… haven’t heard anything about Bonham’s:

https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2016/london-antiquities-sales-set-sail-with-bonhams-offering-ancient-egyptian-model-boat/

In case you missed the crocodile-mummy-full-of-baby-crocodiles story:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crocodile-mummy-found-packed-dozens-smaller-crocodile-mummies-180961172/
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-38026363
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/crocodile-mummy-ancient-egypt-discovery/
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/32641/20161123/surprise-dozens-mummified-baby-crocodiles-discovered-inside-ancient-egyptian-mummy.htm

What they’ve been learning from the Philistine cemetery at Ashkelon:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-cemetery-provides-peek-philistines-lives-health

Searching for the original location of Byblos’ harbour:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/213862/article/ekathimerini/life/patra-university-experts-helping-establish-location-of-ancient-byblos-harbor

2000 years bp petroglyphs suggest Jordan’s Black Desert was once rather different:

http://www.livescience.com/56944-ancient-inscriptions-found-in-black-desert.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-inscriptions-show-life-once-flourished-in-jordans-black-desert/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5030-161121-jordan-desert-rock-art

A 4000 years bp ‘Thinker’ figure from Yehud:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4232
http://www.livescience.com/56986-ancient-thinker-sculpture-uncovered-in-israel.html
http://www.livescience.com/56982-photos-rare-figurine-israel.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-38080041
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=473441
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4883342,00.html
http://www.timesofisrael.com/clay-figurine-is-bronze-age-ancestor-of-rodins-thinker/
http://www.haaretz.com/jewish/archaeology/1.754822
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220720
http://forward.com/culture/355267/move-over-rodin-4-000-year-old-thinker-discovered-in-israel/
http://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-hail-discovery-of-bronze-age-thinker-figurine-in-israel/a-36496499
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-archaeology-idUSKBN13I14C?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
http://passeurdesciences.blog.lemonde.fr/2016/11/24/un-penseur-de-4-000-ans-decouvert-en-israel/
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=91894
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5039-161123-israel-thinker-figurine
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2016/unique-3800-year-old-ceramic-vessel-discovered-in-israel
Pondering the evidence for the Kingdom of David:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220583

Feature on Mesopotamia:

http://www.dw.com/overlay/media/en/mesopotamia-where-history-got-its-start/36483608/36496499

Feature on Arslantepe:

http://web.hurriyetdailynews.com/arslantepe-cradle-of-civilizations-in-anatolia-.aspx?PageID=238&NID=106412&NewsCatID=375

Feature on the Shapira strips:

http://forward.com/culture/355232/fascinating-archaeological-matter-reminds-us-that-archaeology-used-to-matte/

Latest in prayer-at-the-Western-Wall saga:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=473363
http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-say-pluralistic-western-wall-prayer-area-harms-historical-site/
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.754679
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220689

… and Israel digs on the West Bank:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/220723
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.754934
http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-1.754447

More on the goings on at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2016/11/24/actualidad/1480003988_822260.html

More on that pharaonic boat burial:

http://archeo.blog.lemonde.fr/2016/11/26/le-bateau-du-pharaon-et-les-120-dessins/

More on Hebrew as the oldest alphabet:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/oldest-alphabet-identified-hebrew

More on the digitization of the DSS:

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

More on the damage at Nimrud:

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/503275429
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/11/iraq-mosul-isis-nimrud-khorsabad-archaeology/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/nov/24/piecing-back-together-iraqi-archeological-gem-blown-sky-high-by-isis

… and elsewhere:

http://www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Christian-heritage-site-found-ransacked-after-monastery-retaken-from-ISIS-473320

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Not sure if we mentioned this Hellenistic tomb from Beit Ras (Jordan):

http://www.travelbizmonitor.com/Top-Stories/ancient-tomb-discovered-in-jordan-32040
http://www.breakingtravelnews.com/news/article/jordan-reveals-latest-archaeological-wonder-at-beit-ras/
http://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/travel-tourism/jordan-gets-newly-discovered-archaeological-attraction/452547/

… or if this one, which may have been lost in translation:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/burial-chamber-discovered-in-turkeys-kastamonu-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=106432&NewsCatID=375
http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2016/11/23/2400-year-old-burial-chamber-103-artifacts-unearthed-in-turkey
http://www.dailysabah.com/d/national/2016/11/24/archaeological-excavation-uncovers-cemetery

Illyrian burials from Korcula:

http://www.croatiaweek.com/archaeological-sensation-on-the-island-of-korcula/

A Roman-era cistern from Mardin:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-cistern-found-under-barn-in-turkeys-mardin.aspx?PageID=238&NID=106366&NewsCatID=375

Suggestion that there might be another monument buried at Amphipolis:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2016/11/24/greek-archaeologist-another-monument-might-be-buried-at-amphipolis/

I think we mentioned these Roman finds from what was once Dalmatia:

http://www.archaeology.org/5031-161121-roman-road-dalmatia

What John Yardley is up to:

http://www.insidehalton.com/whatson-story/6978152-retired-university-professor-keeps-busy-translating-ancient-works/

What Jerry Toner is up to:

https://theconversation.com/profiles/jerry-toner-317456

On social mobility in Rome:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-climb-social-ladder-ancient-rome.html
http://theconversation.com/how-to-climb-the-social-ladder-in-ancient-rome-69166

Rethinking the throwing-Christians-to-the-lions thing:

https://theconversation.com/mythbusting-ancient-rome-throwing-christians-to-the-lions-67365

Feature on ostracism:

http://theconversation.com/lessons-from-ancient-athens-the-art-of-exiling-your-enemies-68983

Related to the Terracotta Army controversy (see more in the Asia section), there’s this backgrounder on Athens as the place where east and west met:

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

The myths behind Harry Potter:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20161122-the-myths-and-folktales-behind-harry-potter

A call for Classicists to not allow their subject matter to be hijacked for political purposes:

https://eidolon.pub/how-to-be-a-good-classicist-under-a-bad-emperor-6b848df6e54a

On Socrates and Trump, fwiw:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/politics/what-socrates-aristotle-and-leo-strauss-can-teach-us-about-donald-trump-a7420546.html

In a similar vein:

http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/11/22/dealing-emperor-trump-field-notes-ancient-rome

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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Finds from various periods found prior to road construction in Scotland:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38049966
http://www.archaeology.org/5035-161122-scotland-burnt-mound

The shrine for Olaf Haraldsson has been located:

http://www.livescience.com/56972-shrine-of-viking-king-discovered.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5040-161123-norway-olaf-reburial

Restoration of some medieval murals covered over by Shakespeare’s father:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3964086/Stunning-medieval-murals-painted-Shakespeare-s-father-orders-Henry-VIII-revealed-time-450-years.html

Russian archaeologists have found a number of lead seals dating to 1812:

http://www.presstv.ir/Detail/2016/11/25/495082/Russian-archaeologists-discover-lead-seals

Metal detectorists have damaged the Cissbury Ring site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-38101813
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/rogue-metal-detectorists-raid-5000-9335128
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/25/illegal-treasure-hunters-damage-ancient-hill-fort-south-downs/

Latest from Pembroke Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-38121852

On doing archaeology in Greenland:

http://science.sciencemag.org/content/354/6313/700?rss=1

… and I think we had this item on early whale hunting therefrom as well:

http://knpr.org/npr/2016-11/ancient-trash-heaps-whale-hunting-puzzle-emerges

Reburial for some Anglo Saxon remains from Redcar:

http://www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news/anglo-saxon-christians-reburied-redcar-12218102

More on those Anglo Saxon burials from Norfolk:

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-archaeology-anglo-saxons-idUSKBN13I2GL

More on Viking raid motivations:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/real-reason-viking-raids-shortage-163100971.html

More on that ‘religious complex’ found near Stonehenge:

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/14918697.Neolithic_structure_found_near_Stonehenge__transforms_our_understanding__of_prehistoric_Wiltshire/
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/32515/20161122/stonehenge-mystery-solved-huge-religious-complex-found-near-prehistoric-monument.htm
http://newobserveronline.com/major-new-find-stonehenge/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5034-161122-stonehenge-landscape-larkhill

More on that Danish bishop’s feces:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-danish-bishop-year-old-poo-whiff.html

More on those Italian false teeth:

http://www.thelocal.it/20161117/italian-archaeologists-find-worlds-oldest-dentures-archaeology-history
http://www.livescience.com/56938-400-year-old-false-teeth-found-in-italian-burial.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/11/21/400-year-old-dentures-made-human-teeth-unearthed-archaeologists/

More on the Curtain Theatre dig:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5007-161110-theater-money-box-finials

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Rice farming in India is much older than previously thought (and possibly independent of China influence):

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/rice-farming-in-india-much-older-than-thought-used-as-summer-crop-by-indus-civilisation
http://phys.org/news/2016-11-rice-farming-india-older-thought.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/uoc-rfi111816.php
http://www.telegraphindia.com/1161121/jsp/nation/story_120452.jsp
http://www.archaeology.org/5029-161121-indus-domesticated-rice
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2016/rice-farming-in-india-older-than-thought

An 80km long wall in India (!):

http://pragativadi.com/archaeologists-find-80-km-long-great-wall-india/

1000 years bp Chola temple in a paddy field:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/1000-year-old-Chola-temple-found-half-buried-in-paddy-field/articleshow/55532799.cms

1000 years bp structures from Haifeng:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Archaeologists-unearth-1000-year-old-ruins-in-China/article16660626.ece
http://www.archaeology.org/5033-161122-china-porcelain-salt

The Greek-influence-on-the-Terracotta-Warriors story still has legs:

http://www.livescience.com/56939-china-terracotta-warriors-stir-controversy.html
http://www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/52924/20161126/terracotta-army-sparks-controversy-allegedly-inspired-greek-art.htm
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Why-there-s-so-much-backlash-to-the-theory-that-10622165.php

… possibly related:

http://spectator.sme.sk/c/20391879/slovak-archaeologists-want-to-research-on-terracotta-army-in-china.html

Plans to dig a Harrapan site in Fatehabad:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/Haryana-to-undertake-excavation-of-Harappan-era-heritage-site-in-Fatehabad/articleshow/55546919.cms

More on Australia’s oldest ‘ornament’ (or jewellery):

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-australia-oldest-ornament-kimberley-region.html

More on that ‘stonehenge’ sort of thing from Kazakhstan:

http://bigthink.com/robby-berman/archeologists-have-a-huge-new-stonehenge-to-figure-out

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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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Evidence of turkey domestication from Tennessee (cf the South America section):

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-turkey-native-americans-classic-holiday.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/fsu-frt111816.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161121111328.htm
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/11/21/earliest-archaeological-evidence-of-turkey-domestication-found-in-tennessee/

… and the Pueblo people were apparently doing things with turkeys 200 BCE:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-turkeys-major-ancestral-pueblo-life.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/wsu-twa112216.php

Evidence of the first 1620 settlement at Plymouth:

https://www.umb.edu/news/detail/umass_boston_researchers_find_evidence_of_original_1620_plymouth_settlement
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/11/161125083037.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/5038-161123-plymouth-pilgrim-settlement
http://www.heraldcourier.com/news/archaeologists-think-they-found-original-pilgrim-settlement/article_529db0bd-79f7-5418-a45b-c91a8e5b6d9f.html
http://www.pressherald.com/2016/11/23/archaeologists-believe-theyve-found-pilgrims-original-settlement/

… semi-related on New England’s first colonies:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-men-derailed-england-colonies.html

On the first ‘immigrant Thanksgiving’:

https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-11-24/the-first-immigrant-thanksgiving

… and what the Pilgrim’s would have heard:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/documentary-theater-program-brings-back-sacred-sounds-pilgrims-and-native-americans-180961164/

They’ve located the site of Montreal’s first European settlement:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/fort-ville-marie-17th-century-found-1.3866996?cmp=rss
http://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/montreal-museum-confirms-location-of-citys-first-european-settlement
http://globalnews.ca/news/3087190/fort-ville-marie-montreal-museum-confirms-location-of-citys-first-european-settlement/
http://www.timescolonist.com/montreal-museum-confirms-location-of-city-s-first-european-settlement-1.3175086

An 1872 shipwreck from Lake Ontario:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1126/Unusual-Lake-Ontario-1872-shipwreck-identified-as-Black-Duck
http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/NY-explorers-find-1872-shipwreck-of-rare-Great-10635390.php
http://www.toledoblade.com/Nation/2016/11/25/Great-Lakes-museum-funded-explorers-discover-1872-shipwreck.html
http://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2016/11/lake_ontario_shipwreck_identif.html
http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2016/11/ny_explorers_find_1872_shipwreck_of_rare_great_lakes_vessel.html

On Iroquois women and the vote:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2016/11/24/millions-of-women-voted-for-hillary-clinton-they-have-the-iroquois-to-thank/

More on the Dakota Access Pipeline archaeological review:

http://www.timesunion.com/news/article/How-the-archaeological-review-behind-the-Dakota-10626858.php

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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First domestication of turkeys apparently was in Oaxaca some 1500 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-11/fm-aeu112116.php
http://www.livescience.com/56966-turkey-domestication-archaeological-evidence.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/science/turkey-domestication-mexico.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5036-161122-mexico-zapotec-turkey
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2016/11/22/domesticated-turkeys-thanksgiving/
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2016/1123/Were-native-Americans-raising-turkeys-long-before-the-first-Thanksgiving
http://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/32564/20161122/thanksgiving-2016-archeologists-unearth-evidence-turkey-domestication-mexico.htm

On potato origins in the Andes:

http://www.watertowndailytimes.com/national/who-first-farmed-potatoes-archaeologists-in-andes-find-new-evidence-20161120

… related:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-the-potato-changed-the-world-108470605/

More on the pyramid at Chichen Itza:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-mexican-experts-pyramid-chichen-itza.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/21/world/americas/22obs-pyramid.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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On a bit of technology that spurred on Martin Luther:

http://www.npr.org/2016/11/20/502437123/how-technology-helped-martin-luther-change-christianity

On origins of some Thanksgiving-associated food:

http://www.cnn.com/2015/11/24/health/gourds-saved-by-ancient-ancestors/index.html

… and heritage turkeys:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2016/11/23/502929415/heritage-turkeys-make-a-comeback-but-to-save-them-we-must-eat-them

I think we’ve had this 220 years bp beer recreation:

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

Feature on some famous corpses:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-body-politics-famous-corpses.html

On the spread of ragweed:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-ragweeda-highly-allergenic-plantbeen-quickly.html

On traditional German rules of etiquette:

http://www.dw.com/en/traditional-german-rules-of-etiquette-to-survive-a-fancy-event/a-36505246

On theatres and political protest:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-38085908

Marking the 100th anniversary of Jack London’s death:

http://www.dw.com/en/100-years-after-his-death-a-new-look-at-author-jack-london/a-36469374
http://www.npr.org/2016/11/26/502608299/100-years-after-jack-londons-death-hearing-his-call

On the Victorian beard craze:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-victorian-beard-craze-false-mechanical.html

A nice APOD over a Thai site:

http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap161121.html

Some revisionism in comic form:

http://maximumble.thebookofbiff.com/comics/2016-11-16-1446.png

Latest Victor Nuovo on Spinoza:

http://www.addisonindependent.com/201611spinoza-being-human

Overviewish of Italy’s earthquake zone:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/20/world/europe/italy-earthquake-zone.html

On the popularity of a certain bit of Indian literature:

http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21710781-how-indian-publishing-discovered-its-game-thrones-and-created-literary-phenomenon

In case you’re wondering how that dodo skeleton auction turned out:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-38068828
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/nation/2016/11/22/94289996/

A French heir found a pile of gold in a house he inherited:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38072135

Possibly earliest evidence of C-section survival:

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/world/what-in-the-world/a-breakthrough-in-c-section-history-beatrice-of-bourbons-survival-in-1337.html

Questioning a score purportedly by Beethoven and coming to auction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38084091

More on Neolithic ‘dairying’ along the Mediterranean:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-widespread-evidence-prehistoric-dairying-mediterranean.html
http://www.livescience.com/56904-ancient-people-consumed-dairy.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2016/neolithic-dairying-widespread-on-the-mediterranean-coast

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Chinese Scholars:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2016-11/21/c_135844672.htm

Egyptian Mummies:

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/newslocal/central-sydney/mummy-exhibition-at-powerhouse-museum-gives-insight-into-ancient-lives/news-story/0f99aa093959a3c6c0dc483332f850e5

Jerusalem 1000-1400:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/1729343/jerusalem-1000-1400-every-people-under-heaven-at-the

South Africa: Art of a Nation:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-britain-art-safrica-idUKKBN13K1YT

Brides:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/11/26/historical-look-brides/

Feature on the David(s) Collection of Islamic art:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/making-one-greatest-islamic-art-museums-world/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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I think we mentioned this tracking-movement-with-teeth story:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/11/2016/new-stories-from-old-teeth
http://phys.org/news/2016-11-teeth-stories-archaeologist-prehistoric-gps.html

The latest facial reconstruction:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201611250003.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on DNA and maize domestication:

http://www.archaeology.org/5032-161121-mexico-domesticated-maize

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Some logbooks suggest summer sea ice around Antarctica really hasn’t changed much:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38085147

… while Captain Cook’s records confirm warming in the Arctic:

http://phys.org/news/2016-11-captain-cook-global-today-arctic.html

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Anasazi ruins:

http://www.miamiherald.com/living/travel/article116142468.html
http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/travel/2016/11/ancient_anasazi_ruins_open_up_a_remarkable_endangered_landscape_in_southern

Etruscan sites:

http://www.dw.com/en/on-the-road-in-tuscia-italy/a-36483686

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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-14-20-november-2016.html

A call to create a Culture Crime Prosecution team:

http://culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.ca/2016/11/forming-cultural-heritage-crimes.html?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed:+blogspot/qFDyf+(Cultural+Heritage+Lawyer+Rick+St.+Hilaire)

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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A repatriation situation involving Tanzanian skulls in Berlin:

http://www.dw.com/en/over-1000-skulls-from-germanys-colonies-still-sitting-in-berlin/a-36488751
http://www.dw.com/overlay/media/en/racist-ruthless-cruel-germanys-colonial-history/36059930/36488751
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=91885

Cyprus continues its repatriation efforts:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2016/11/24/ancient-stolen-artefact-repatriated/

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NUMISMATICA
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A hoard of Islamic coins from Sweden:

http://irisharchaeology.ie/2016/11/hoard-of-islamic-silver-coins-found-in-sweden/

A couple of Viking coins from Northern Ireland:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3971912/How-did-Two-rare-Viking-coins-Northern-Ireland-time.html

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n47.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v19n48.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/2519-audio-news-from-archaeologica-13-november-2016-19-november-2016
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OBITUARIES
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Jackie Pigeaud:

http://medicineancientandmodern.com/in-memory-of-jackie-pigeaud-1937-2016/

Peter Huggins:

http://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/14918706.Town_to_remember_archaeologist_and___39_pillar__39__of_historical_society/

Richard Hope-Simpson:

https://www.canadianobituaries.com/kingston/45297-richard-dick-hope-simpson-november-11-2016

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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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