Explorator 19.38 ~ January 15, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, 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 why we gave Neanderthals such a bad image:

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/11/magazine/neanderthals-were-people-too.html

Latest ‘Out of Africa’ confirmation:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-framework-human-migration-events-africa.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/mbae-arf010917.php

Pondering right-handedness origins:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-people-mouths-ancestors.html

Passing mention of an old study of what Neanderthal teeth tell about their diet:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170109191553.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/osu-wtr010917.php
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AFRICA
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Brief item on a 1500 years bp site from Eritrea:

http://www.geeskaafrika.com/26398/eritrea-new-archaeological-site-discovered/

More on mounds in Burkina Faso:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5183-170105-africa-burkina-faso
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Announcement of the discovery of 12 New Kingdom era cemeteries near Aswan:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/254841/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/New-discovery-in-Aswan-reveals-health-of-Gebel-AlS.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/twelve-pharaonic-cemeteries-discovered-aswan-mountain
http://egyptianstreets.com/2017/01/12/3500-year-old-ancient-egyptian-tombs-unearthed-in-egypts-aswan/
http://www.thelocal.se/20170112/swedes-unearth-huge-ancient-egyptian-burial-site
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.764690
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170112115012.htm
http://www.livescience.com/57478-ancient-egypt-graveyard-unearthed.html
http://www.seeker.com/dozens-of-tombs-and-mysterious-crocodile-remains-found-in-egypt-2189113744.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-idUSKBN14V1CQ?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
http://uk.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-idUKKBN14V1CQ
http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/01/11/swedish-archaeologists-discover-12-ancient-egyptian-cemeteries-near-aswan/
http://www.archaeology.org/5193-170111-egypt-aswan-tombs

Feature on Egyptian pot burials:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-egyptian-pot-burials-were-not-just-poor

Bringing pieces of an 18th dynasty perfume box back together:

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/national-museum-cracks-egyptian-treasure-riddle-after-160-years-1-4336459

Alexandria’s Ibn Khaldoun mosque is apparently not a protected site:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/254714/Heritage/Islamic/Alexandrias-Ibn-Khaldoun-mosque-not-a-protected-si.aspx

More on Chinese-Egyptian cooperation in archaeology:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/09/c_135964755.htm

Suggestion that some 9000 years bp figurines from Catal Huyuk represent elderly women, not a mother goddess:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/catalhoyuk-figurines-symbolize-elderly-women-not-cybele.aspx?pageID=238&nid=108546&NewsCatID=375

Feature on Ismir’s oldest settlement:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/interest-grows-in-izmirs-oldest-settlement.aspx?PageID=238&NID=108351&NewsCatID=375

A very interesting 2400 years bp tomb from Northern Iraq, with a ‘pile of skeletons’:

http://www.livescience.com/57422-skeletons-found-in-ancient-iraq-tomb.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/pile-skeletons-found-inside-2-173100531.html
http://www.ndtv.com/world-news/2-400-year-old-tomb-full-of-skeletons-discovered-in-iraq-1647379
http://www.freepressjournal.in/webspecial/2400-year-old-tomb-full-of-skeletons-discovered-in-iraq/1000583
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5187-170109-kurdistan-achaemenid-tomb-unearthed

A very ‘sophisticated’ 10th century BCE gatehouse from the Timna Valley (Slaves Hill):

http://www.livescience.com/57494-fortification-found-israel-mining-camp.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/sophisticated-defense-system-found-in-biblical-era-mining-camp/
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/01/12/king-solomon-era-fort-in-southern-israel-reveals-its-secrets.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5203-170113-israel-timna-copper

An 800 years bp burial from Troy has revealed the first example of maternal sepsis:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-byzantine-skeleton-yields-year-old-genomes.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170110120628.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/uow-bsy011017.php
http://www.livescience.com/57476-ancient-troy-skeleton-revealed-pregnancy-infection.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rare-evidence-of-pregnancy-related-death-found-in-ancient-troy/
http://www.archaeology.org/5189-170110-troy-maternal-sepsis

Plans to ‘restitute’ the Mausoleum of Halicarnassus:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mausoleum-at-halicarnassus-to-be-restituted-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=108398&NewsCatID=375

OpEd on the Temple Mount situation:

https://www.commentarymagazine.com/foreign-policy/middle-east/israel/temple-mount-status-quo-israel/

TV hypish thing on Istanbul:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-world-histories-magazine/bettany-hughes-peter-frankopan

More on that seven branch menorah ‘engraving’:

http://artdaily.com/news/93035/Hikers-discover-engravings-of-a-seven-branched-Menorah-and-a-Cross

More on Nimrud:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-militants-nimrud-northern-iraq-destroy-3000-year-old-city-archaelogists-ancient-palace-islamic-a7512526.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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They’ve found the Roman theatre at Hippos:

http://www.haifa.ac.il/index.php/en/home-page3/2084-roman-theater-discovered-in-excavations-at-hippos-sussita
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ancient-Roman-theater-discovered-near-Galilee-may-have-been-pagan-center-477980
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/haifa-u-archeologists-excavate-golan-heights-roman-theater-3d/2017/01/10/
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.763945
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4907120,00.html
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/01/11/ancient-roman-theater-unearthed-in-northern-israel/

Plans for an archaeological park for the Colosseum and Domus Aurea:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/01/10/colosseum-part-of-archaeological-park_1b6d90bf-bde9-41fe-979f-f33d48fe9d28.html
http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/colosseum-and-forum-to-come-under-new-administration/

… and the search for a new director:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/11/italy-launches-international-search-new-director-colosseum-shake/

… and some negative reaction:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-times/anger-over-plans-to-disneyfy-the-colosseum/news-story/6ba8bad9baefe13b8e35fd148cf8e2d2
http://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/anger-over-plans-to-disneyfy-the-colosseum-czj06bq5s

What Milo Nikolic is up to:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/latin-class-library-st-johns-1.3927437

Learning about ancient chariots from a toy example:

http://www.seeker.com/secret-of-roman-race-chariots-found-2187581176.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5198-170112-roman-chariot-wheel

Feature on manumission:

http://www.historyextra.com/article/bbc-history-magazine/qa-could-roman-slaves-buy-their-own-freedom

Evidence of trade between Chandravalli and Rome:

http://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/chandravalli-inhabitants-had-trade-ties-with-ancient-rome/articleshow/56530079.cms

On ‘fake news’ and Antony and Cleopatra:

http://theconversation.com/the-fake-news-that-sealed-the-fate-of-antony-and-cleopatra-71287

Pondering Caesar’s crossing of the Rubicon:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/01/10/january-10-49-bce-did-caesar-even-cross-the-rubicon/

Cf: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/10/day-julius-caesar-crossed-rubicon/

A Macedonian era Derveni tomb has opened to the public:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/22057-macedonian-era-derveni-tomb-opens-to-public-in-thessaloniki.html
http://www.ekathimerini.com/215119/article/ekathimerini/life/macedonian-era-tomb-opens-to-the-public-in-thessaloniki

Some restoration work (of ‘newer’ statuary) at Bath:

http://www.bathchronicle.co.uk/scaffolding-erected-at-roman-baths-as-famous-statues-undergo-conservation-work/story-30039886-detail/story.html
http://www.bathecho.co.uk/news/community/famous-statues-roman-baths-undergo-conservation-work-week-70948/

An appeal to use Roman style concrete in Swansea:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38609512

Review of Goldsworthy, *The Triumph of Empire*:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-roman-empire-between-hadrians-wall-and-constantines-cross-1484345802

More on the Griffin Warrior Tomb:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/golden-warrior-greek-tomb-exposes-roots-western-civilization-180961441/
http://wvxu.org/post/uc-researchers-lead-team-archaeologists-discovery-griffin-warrior-grave
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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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4000 years bp flint tools from Fife:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38554521
http://phys.org/news/2017-01-st-andrews-excavations-uncover-valuable.html
https://www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/344809/neolithic-hoard-discovered-st-andrews-university-energy-centre-work/
http://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/environment/ancient-artefacts-found-near-st-andrews-1-4335323
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5185-170109-scotland-neolithic-tools-discovered

They’ve been growing the same grain on the Canary Islands for at least 2000 years apparently:

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-hidden-seeds-reveal-canary-islands.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/lu-hsr010917.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2017/ancient-barley-seeds-give-insight-into-history-of-canary-islands

An Anglo Saxon settlement from Cambridge (I think we mentioned this before):

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/more-anglo-saxon-finds-unearthed-12437111
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/settlement-jewelry-cherry-hinton-04532.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5194-170111-anglo-saxon-beaker

15th century ‘disposable cups’ from Wittenberg:

http://www.dw.com/en/15th-century-disposable-cups-found-in-martin-luthers-wittenberg/a-37060953
http://www.archaeology.org/5186-170109-germany-disposable-cups

A 17th century tobacco pipe from Warwick:

https://stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/archaeologists-unearth-pipe-during-museum-restoration/

The Crossrail dig came across 13 000 (!) Victorian jam jars:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38586525
http://www.livescience.com/57505-victorian-era-condiment-jars-found.html
http://www.archaeology.org/5195-170111-crosse-blackwell-jars

I suspect we’ll be hearing more about this gold hoard found inside a Shropshire piano:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-38598845
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/12/british-museum-launches-search-solve-mystery-gold-treasure-hoard/
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/12/new-owners-piano-find-stunning-hoard-gold-inside-treasure
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/15021549._Stunning__hoard_of_gold_found_hidden_in_piano/
http://www.saffronwaldenreporter.co.uk/news/hunt_is_on_for_a_saffron_walden_owner_of_a_gold_treasure_hoard_1_4847194

Plans for a tunnel under Stonehenge were finalized:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-38589118
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/12/stonehenge-tunnel-given-green-light-nearly-30-years-delays/
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/12/stonehenge-a303-tunnel-chris-grayling-world-heritage-site
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/12/europe/stonehenge-tunnel-road/

… and there is negative reaction, of course:

http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/journalnewsindex/15018978.Tunnel_opponents_warn_of__substantial_damage__to_World_Heritage_Site/
http://globalnews.ca/news/3176907/stonehenge-tunnel-traffic-a303-highway/
http://time.com/4632738/uk-government-stonehenge-tunnel/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/01/13/a-new-road-will-make-getting-to-stonehenge-easier-it-may-also-ruin-stonehenge/

… and some positive:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2017/jan/12/stonehenge-tunnel-bring-closer-mythic-past-hardy-constable

Plans for development near Southampton’s medieval town:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-38571177

More on standing stones commemorating Bannockburn:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5172-161230-scotland-standing-stones

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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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8500 years bp tombs from Henan show evidence of silk production:

http://www.livescience.com/57437-oldest-evidence-of-silk-found-china.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5190-170110-china-silk-proteins

Some 4000 years bp pottery figurines from Hunan:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/12/c_135974697.htm

Western Zhou era digs at Haojing reveal (inter alia) some 3000 years bp crocodile bones:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5196-170112-china-crocodile-lamellae

2800 years bp carbonized wheat grains from Shaanxi:

http://english.cri.cn/12394/2017/01/15/2743s949788.htm

A 2300 years bp tomb from Hubei:

http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-01/11/content_27924415.htm

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this 2000 years bp settlement site from Shenyang:

http://www.indiatvnews.com/news/world-archaeologist-unearths-2000-year-old-city-in-china-364181

A 1400 years bp tomb with ‘detailed frescoes’ from Henan:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/09/c_135967699.htm
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-01/10/content_27910590.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5191-170110-hunan-tomb-murals

A Ming Dynasty era Buddha began to emerge as water in a Nanchang reservoir was lowered:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-01/10/c_135970521.htm
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/photo/2017-01/11/c_135974265.htm
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2017-01/12/content_27936006.htm
http://english.cri.cn/12394/2017/01/12/3124s949541.htm
http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1028400.shtml

Evidence of a settlement near a very large Bronze Age burial mound in Georgia:

http://agenda.ge/news/72888/eng

Fake terracotta warriors:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-38598577

They’ve identified a 19th century Chinese shipwreck sunk by the Japanese:

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2017/01/13/Chinese-authorities-identify-19th-century-warship/4651484368071/

Hype for an Ice Mummy documentary:

http://www.dw.com/en/the-return-of-the-ice-mummy/av-37064247

Australian aborigines and megafauna apparently coexisted for quite a while:

http://theconversation.com/aboriginal-australians-co-existed-with-the-megafauna-for-at-least-17-000-years-70589
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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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Another 16th century shipwreck off Pensacola:

http://www.livescience.com/57496-16th-century-spanish-shipwreck-off-florida.html
http://www.livescience.com/57493-photos-spanish-colony-shipwreck.html

Also some possible 16th century burials from St Augustine:

http://www.icflorida.com/news/discovery-of-ancient-human-remains-in-florida-prompts-excavation-prior-to-construction/484207640
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5202-170113-florida-colonial-graves

Traces of a Civil War trench in Virginia:

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/fredericksburg/archaeologists-find-remains-of-civil-war-trench-at-riverfront-park/article_c515d1a8-4421-5ce8-b1e8-19abf0ab8c92.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5201-170113-virginia-fredericksburg-trench

The examination of that 1600 years bp ‘meal’ from Head Smashed In has started:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3179491/royal-alberta-museum-to-crack-open-1600-year-old-roasting-pit-with-meal-still-inside/
http://www.inews880.com/syn/98/175337/ram-archaeologists-about-to-work-on-extremely-unique-discovery

They’re digging at Toronto’s St Lawrence Market:

https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/01/08/north-st-lawrence-market-dig-delves-deep-into-torontos-foodie-history.html

….and at the Old Vero Man site:

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/specialty-publications/your-news/indian-river-county/reader-submitted/2017/01/13/excavation-efforts-resume-old-vero-man-site/96559420/

Looking at Connecticut’s slavery history:

http://wshu.org/post/after-textbook-controversy-look-connecticut-s-ties-slavery

What we can learn from Washington’s farewell:

http://wshu.org/post/what-we-can-learn-washingtons-farewell

A Kamloops builder is in hot water after unearthing artifacts:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/kamloops-home-builder-in-legal-battle-after-unearthing-artifacts-1.3931063?cmp=rss

More on that bowl from Philadelphia:

http://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2017/01/14/excavated-colonial-bowl-shows-early-technological-breakthrough/

The Franklin Expedition sideshow:

http://www.nunatsiaqonline.ca/stories/article/65674there_were_no_communication_rules_says_private_firm_that_found_hms_ter/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Precolonial human activity in the Amazon apparently is still affecting things:

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-ancient-human-disturbances-skewer-amazon.html

More book hype for the *Lost City of the Monkey God*:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/curse-of-the-lost-city-of-the-monkey-god/
http://www.vancouversun.com/news/world/explorers+find+disease+cursed+city+monkey+nearly+lose+their/12690846/story.html
http://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/01/douglas_prestons_true_account_of_uncovering_lost_c.html

More on the Atacama desert:

http://www.latercera.com/noticia/10-mil-anos-desierto-atacama-tenia-lagos-humedales/
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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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A storm brought down the iconic Pioneer Cabin Tree in California:

http://wshu.org/post/iconic-sequoia-tunnel-tree-brought-down-california-storm

Feature on Hafiz poetry:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170109-the-mystical-poet-who-can-help-you-lead-a-better-life

Trying to preserve ancient Assyrian epic poetry:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/01/13/509140180/in-england-an-effort-to-preserve-ancient-epic-assyrian-poetry

Some history-based podcasts of interest:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/01/13/lend-me-your-ears-nine-history-podcasts-to-start-listening-to-today/

Marking the death of Pocahntas
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38607889

On the first celebrity chef:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/01/12/509154654/how-a-destitute-abandoned-parisian-boy-became-the-first-celebrity-chef

On some building projects that took a very long time:

http://www.dw.com/en/5-buildings-you-probably-didnt-know-took-more-than-500-years-to-construct/g-19090027

On the history/importance of chickens:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/animalia/wp/2017/01/13/chickens-changed-the-world-so-why-do-we-ignore-them/

On 19th century artists’ use of gels:

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-19th-century-revealed.html

Jane Austen’s teenage writings:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170110-the-teenage-writings-of-jane-austen

Bringing back the auroch:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/09/world/auroch-rewilding/index.html

Latest in the Amelia Earhart search:

http://phys.org/news/2017-01-evidence-amelia-earhart-theory.html

Feature on juries:

http://www.wsj.com/articles/juries-from-the-ancient-athenians-to-12-angry-men-1484151574

On food as art:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/food-art-cultural-travel-180961648/

The Catholic University of America has acquired a pile of Ethiopian religious texts:

http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/one-of-the-largest-collections-of-ethiopian-religious-texts-is-now-in-dc-13346/

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/there-s-more-to-kipling-than-the-jungle-book/story-LtRW0U2yuhicquykwI7aVJ.html

Slave Trade:

http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/story/news/local/community/2017/01/12/troy-exhibit-shows-horrors-slave-trade/96485398/

Macedonian artifacts:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2017/01/13/ancient-macedonian-artifacts-coming-to-rome-for-first-time_7acddbb1-8f39-4829-be13-23d2c2e45d18.html

More on Troy getting its own museum:

http://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/01/09/troy-to-have-its-own-museum-hamidye-bastions-restored
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THE TECHY SIDE
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More on the Plain of Jars in VR:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5188-170109-laos-plain-of-jars-virtual-reality

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Studying past climates:

http://www.dailyevergreen.com/news/article_d63066de-d933-11e6-90c3-d304d268d5bb.html

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TOURISTY THINGS
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New Mexico:

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/10/travel/beyond-santa-fe-new-mexico-pueblos.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Feature on Italy’s efforts to find stolen art:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/01/11/508031006/for-italys-art-police-an-ongoing-fight-against-pillage-of-priceless-works

… while Europe wants more ‘protection’ against antiquities trafficking:

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2017/01/13/world/europe/ap-eu-europe-antiquities-protection.html
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/europe-protection-antiquities-trafficking-44755267

An art dealer has been cleared of tax fraud:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38595734

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/01/culture-crime-news-2-8-january-2017.html
conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The US returned some items to Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/254728/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Five-ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-smuggled-to-US-rep.aspx

An Alaskan village is getting some artifacts ‘returned’ (sort of):

http://www.newsminer.com/news/alaska_news/alaska-village-to-see-return-of-centuries-old-artifacts/article_9dc6e480-d9bf-11e6-b2b5-033c1dd0d8a1.html

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v20n02.html

… the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v20n03.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/2540-audio-news-from-archaeologica-1-january-2017-7-january-2017

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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763
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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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