Explorator 19.40 ~ January 29, 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, Rick Heli,
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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Feature on Neanderthal intelligence:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2017/01/24/neanderthals-underrated-genius/

Interview with John Anthony Capra on Neanderthals:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/20/science/john-anthony-capra-neanderthals-dna-humans.html

More on Otzi’s last meal:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93212

More on Neanderthal rock collecting:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-neanderthals-pretty-rocks-180961865/
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AFRICA
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Interesting study of Ghanaian figurines:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-ancient-figures-reveal-routes-prehistoric.html

Evidence of use of pottery to cook veggies:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-people-cooking-pots-years.html

Libyan archaeologists have made a deal with Durham University:

http://www.libyanexpress.com/libyan-archaeologists-strike-cooperation-with-durham-university/

Feature/slideshow on colonial North Africa:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/travel/north-africa-photochroms/index.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Studying the health of ancient Egyptian children:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,412783,polish-researcher-investigates-the-health-of-children-in-ancient-egypt.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5221-170123-egypt-saqqara-children

Lamps stolen from Cairo’s El Refai Mosque have been recovered:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/256784/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Lamps-stolen-from-Cairos-ElRefai-Mosque-recovered.aspx
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/256853/Heritage/Islamic/Recovered-Islamicera-lamps-to-go-on-show-at-Egypti.aspx
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5227-170125-cairo-lamps-mosque

Urartian remains from Armenia:

http://www.panorama.am/en/news/2017/01/24/Archaeological-finds-Urartian-era-Armenia-Gegharkunik-region/1714182

A 3500 years bp jewellery workshop from Kuwait:

http://cphpost.dk/news/danish-archaeologists-find-3500-year-old-gemstones.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5224-170124-kuwait-jewelry-workshop

Byzantine burials from Mardin are now open to the public:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/graves-of-mardins-ancient-city-to-open-visitors.aspx?pageID=238&nid=108952&NewsCatID=375

A possible medieval synagogue near Huqoq:

http://www.livescience.com/57592-medieval-synagogue-uncovered-sea-of-galilee.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-synagogue-discovered-near-sea-of-galilee-israel/

What Jodi Magness is up to:

http://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2017/01/full-time-archaeologist-jodi-magness-digs-into-teaching-religion-at-unc

Plans/hopes to protect Yemen’s activities from war damage:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2118745-a-no-strike-list-may-shield-yemens-ancient-treasures-from-war/#038;%23038;%23038;%23038;campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-news

More on that 2700 years bp ‘goddess sculpture’ found in the waters off Turkey:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/af135a4c-1ac9-389c-966e-6c6b1f751584/giant-underwater-goddess.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/giant-underwater-goddess-found-off-turkish-coast-ancient-shipwreck-1602653?yptr=yahoo
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5219-170123-turkey-goddess-legs

More on the Timna Valley mines:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/king-solomon-era-fortification-israels-timna-valley-04567.html
More on ISIL’s activities in Palmyra:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38689131

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of attention for a burial in Northamptonshire featuring a tongue replaced by a stone:

http://www.livescience.com/57640-roman-era-man-with-possible-tongue-amputation.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/grisly-find-roman-era-man-may-have-had-tongue-cut-out/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/23/archaeologists-discover-man-tongue-replaced-stone-roman-britain
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5223-170124-england-stone-tongue

… and also for some possible Roman foundations in a park in Chichester:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/jan/26/foundations-of-three-roman-houses-found-under-chichester-park
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-find-remains-of-three-roman-houses-right-under-city-centre-park-155425679.html
http://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/remains-of-nearcomplete-roman-buildings-found-under-chichester-park-35399269.html
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/our-region/west-sussex/remains-of-roman-buildings-found-under-chichester-car-park-1-7790895
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-38746952
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5228-170126-england-roman-chichester

A Roman shipwreck off the Balearic Islands:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/01/26/ciencia/1485456786_417876.html

I think I missed mentioning this Roman bust which appeared after a storm on Crete a couple weeks ago:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/22062-priceless-archaeological-treasure-surfaces-after-storm-in-crete-greece-video.html

An Alexander-era tomb has opened to the public in Thessaloniki:

http://www.argophilia.com/news/tomb-echoing-alexanders-wealth-opened-thessaloniki/217280/

Expropriation activities for a Roman theatre in Izmir are almost done:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/expropriation-works-almost-finished-for-historic-theater-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=108853&NewsCatID=375

Funding for Arbeia Roman Fort:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-38710724

Latest hype that we’re finally going to be able to read the Herculaneum Papyri:

http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/27/europe/charred-roman-scrolls-trnd/

On Roman torture:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/01/28/torture-has-never-been-an-effective-means-of-information-gathering-just-ask-the-romans/

Apparently more mosaics have been found in Zeugma (the photo in this one is old, though):

https://www.greecehighdefinition.com/blog/2017/1/19/stunning-2200-year-old-mosaics-discovered-in-ancient-greek-city

Feature on gladiator-related remains in Pisidian Antioch (some things lost in translation, I suspect):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gladiator-games-played-in-turkeys-south–.aspx?pageID=238&nid=109005&NewsCatID=379

Ten ancient works everyone should read:

http://www.independent.co.uk/student/student-life/books/10-ancient-classics-every-student-should-read-sophocles-homer-the-odyssey-aristotle-plato-a7541491.html

Interesting partnership with Seamus Heaney:

http://www.irishnews.com/arts/2017/01/26/news/parallel-worlds-artist-jan-hendrix-on-exploring-virgil-s-aneid-with-seamus-heaney-903534/

Feature on the Amazons:

http://blog.oup.com/2017/01/amazons-ride-again/

What Bryan Ward-Perkins is up to:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/tracing-the-rise-and-fall-of-rome-through-its-pots/articleshow/56740618.cms

What Charles E Muntz is up to:

http://news.uark.edu/articles/37606/ua-historian-publishes-new-look-at-an-ancient-greek-historian

A few items this week try to draw parallels between Rome and Trump:

http://www.newstatesman.com/politics/uk/2017/01/what-lessons-roman-empire-can-teach-us-about-donald-trump
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2017/jan/25/donald-trump-president-tyrants-ancient-rome
http://guardian.ng/opinion/citizen-trump-the-last-caesar/

James Cameron’s Atlantis thing is getting some hype:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/has-james-cameron-found-atlantis/news-story/ad7e5e9dcde35c0a8fc769dffef14670
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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 38 000 years bp petroglyph from a French rock shelter:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-anthropologists-uncover-art-masters38000-year-old.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/nyu-aua012717.php

… while a study proposes a new way of looking at paleolithic art:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-palaeolithic-art-private-galleries.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/uotb-pad012517.php

A 2600 years bp elite Celtic burial from Germany:

http://www.livescience.com/57637-treasures-found-in-iron-age-grave.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5230-170126-germany-celtic-tomb

A Saxon workshop in Somerset:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-38781839

A Viking boat burial from Scotland:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-38730046

… and I think we mentioned this Viking manor near Birka:

http://www.thelocal.se/20170120/spectacular-viking-manor-discovered-in-sweden

Arguing over a purported Viking inscription:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/22/scientists-divided-whether-furkual-rock-inscription-genuinely/

Feature on assorted Viking hoards:

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/240-1701/features/5123-sweden-gotland-viking-wealth

Medieval(ish) friars’ burials from a building site in Cambridge:

http://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/25-ancient-skeletons-dug-up-12510105
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-38735157
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5229-170126-cambridge-friary-cemetery

A 17th century shopping list find:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5226-170125-england-knole-letter

Studying leprosy from a medieval pilgrim’s remains in Winchester:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/p-lsg011917.php
http://www.livescience.com/57650-leprosy-strain-genotyped-from-medieval-pilgrim.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38748911
http://www.cnn.com/2017/01/26/health/leprosy-medieval-pilgrim-skeleton-study/index.html
http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/01/26/skeleton-and-artifacts-expose-medieval-christian-pilgrim-with-leprosy/

Plans to map the ‘Outlander effect’:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/archaeologists-to-map-the-real-outlander-effect-on-the-highlands-1-4350119

We had this ‘priest hole’ story a few months ago, I think:

http://www.livescience.com/57660-secret-priest-hole-room-in-tudor-mansion.html
http://www.livescience.com/57389-uk-mansion-secret-priest-hole-photos.html

George III’s planned abdication letter has been made public:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-38771875

… along with a pile of other documents:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/01/27/documents-king-george-iii-go-online/97161792/
http://www.dw.com/en/thousands-of-king-george-iii-documents-go-online/a-37311541
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-38771875
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/01/28/royal-archive-releases-350000-digitised-documents-king-george-iii-reign/
https://www.royalcollection.org.uk/georgian-papers-programme#/

English Heritage is going to court over a planned medieval dig:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/01/28/english-heritage-faces-high-court-battle-plans-dig-underneath/

Feature on Soughton Hall:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-38636903

The BBC is under fire for a documentary on Orkney:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38738074
http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15049513.BBC_historians_under_fire_for_claim_Orkney_was_UK_capital/

OpEddish on the Stonehenge tunnel:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/the-a303-is-part-of-the-stonehenge-setting-dont-bury-it-a7543226.html

More on that Dark Ages fort find in Scotland:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/lost-dark-age-kingdom-kingdom-of-rheged-hidden-1400-years-scotland-discover-ronan-toolis-christopher-a7543541.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/lost-dark-ages-fort-found-in-scotland/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/lost-kingdom-from-the-dark-ages-is-unearthed-in-scotland-103154431.html
http://www.infowars.com/buried-for-1400-years-a-dark-ages-kingdom-has-been-discovered-in-scotland/
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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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9000 years bp stone houses off the coast of Australia:

http://www.sciencealert.com/stone-houses-have-just-been-found-of-the-coast-of-australia-and-they-re-9-000-years-old#.WIWfAj6JbTc.facebook

A 2000 years bp doll from Osaka:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201701270065.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5233-170127-japan-kori-figurine

Four 19th century shipwrecks in the Coral Sea off Australia:

http://www.smh.com.au/queensland/four-19thcentury-shipwrecks-found-off-queensland-20170127-gu06w6.html
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/mysterious-new-shipwrecks-found-in-australian-waters.aspx
http://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/four-170yearold-shipwrecks-found-off-qld/news-story/859c55ad0ede8ef46dcd05332a91d617
http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/four-19thcentury-shipwrecks-found-off-queensland-20170127-gu06w6.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5234-170127-australia-kenn-reefs

On the diet of Australia’s early colonists:

http://theconversation.com/parrot-pie-and-possum-curry-how-colonial-australians-embraced-native-food-59977

Hot on the heels of blaming humans for megafauna extinction in Australia, we again (of course) get the suggestion climate change was a factor:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-climate-super-sized-ice-age-animals.html

The Indus Civilization had to adapt to climate change too:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/uoc-tai012617.php

Again we hear of concerns for Mohenjodaro:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2016/12/pakistan-moenjodaro-crumbling-161219084641324.html

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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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Study claims that the Pueblo people had knowledge of complex geometry:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-scientists-advanced-geometry-secret-prehistoric.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/asu-asf012317.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170125091645.htm
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/01/23/Study-Pueblo-architects-understand-advanced-geometry/1251485200573/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/evidence-that-an-ancient-pueblo-site-was-built-out-of-golden-rectangles/
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2017/advanced-geometry-used-by-prehistoric-architects-in-us-southwest

A wildfire in Wyoming has revealed a major Shoshone site:

http://westerndigs.org/wyoming-wildfire-reveals-massive-pre-contact-shoshone-camp-thousands-of-artifacts/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5232-170127-wyoming-shoshone-campsite

Revolutionary War artifacts dug up in the Gloucester Point dig in Virginia:

http://www.dailypress.com/dp-nws-gloucester-dig-update-20170120-story.html
http://www.dailypress.com/features/history/dp-nws-gloucester-dig-update-20170120-story.html
http://www.dailypress.com/features/history/dp-gloucester-point-dig-20160603-photogallery.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5220-170123-virginia-yorktown-surrender

Interesting Underground Railroad-related feature:

http://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/why-a-slave-whod-escaped-to-canada-kept-in-touch-with-her-mistress/

More on pushing back the date of human arrival in North America:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/humans-arrived-north-america-04539.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Latest research into the Maya collapse:

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/archaeologists-uncover-new-clues-maya-collapse
https://phys.org/news/2017-01-archaeologists-uncover-clues-maya-collapse.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-01/uoa-aun012317.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170123162301.htm
http://artdaily.com/news/93315/Archaeologists-uncover-new-clues-to-Maya-collapse
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2017/new-clues-to-maya-collapse

A Maya ‘superhighway’ in the Guatemalan jungle:

http://www.seeker.com/ancient-mayan-superhighways-found-in-the-guatemala-jungle-2219303581.html?sf53117998=1

Studying Mayan pyramids in Guatemala:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20441084/slovak-archaeologists-examined-maya-pyramids-in-guatemala.html

Studying geoglyphs in Chile:

http://www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2017/01/23/geoglifos-gigantes-en-el-norte-de-chile-corren-peligro-por-mineras-y-rallies/

More on lost cities in Honduras:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/real-life-adventure-tale-details-search-legendary-city

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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 pendant find from a Nazi camp is being connected (not sure why) to Anne Frank:

http://www.csmonitor.com/World/2017/0115/Pendant-unearthed-at-Nazi-death-camp-may-be-connected-to-Anne-Frank-researchers-say?cmpid=TW

Studying violence and inequality in human history:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-historian-uncovers-grim-violence-inequality.html

Studying the effects of volcanic eruptions:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-ready-massive-volcanic-eruption.html

Feature on Maria Sibylla Merian:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/23/science/maria-sibylla-merian-metamorphosis-insectorum-surinamensium.html

On polygamy in the Mormon Church:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/books/review/house-full-of-females-laurel-thatcher-ulrich.html

A medieval ‘comic book’:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/heres-what-happens-in-comic-book-drawn-by-medieval-monks-180961922/

A really, really, really overdue library book:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-38240845

The Panacea Museum has an interesting story:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170123-this-ordinary-town-hides-an-unopened-box-of-prophecies
http://panaceatrust.org/the-panacea-museum/

Review of a biography of Arthur Conan Doyle:

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/26/books/review/arthur-and-sherlock-michael-sims-conan-doyle-biography.html

A history of wedding announcements:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/projects/cp/weddings/165-years-of-wedding-announcements/carrie-astor-wedding
Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Roman erotica:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/01/26/actualidad/1485450955_961351.html

Greek Ceramics:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/ceramics-shine-light-on-ancient-greece-but-collections-dark-history-lurks/
http://world.greekreporter.com/2017/01/27/the-largest-exhibition-of-ancient-greek-ceramics-to-ever-go-on-public-display-in-israel/

Egyptian Religion:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/256938/Heritage/Museums/Temporary-exhibit-on-religion-in-Egypt-to-be-inaug.aspx

Vikings:

http://miamioh.edu/news/campus-news/2017/01/cincy-museum-center-vikings-lectures.html

Botticelli:

http://www.vagazette.com/life/va-vg-botticelli-set-up-0121-20170125-story.html

Monet:

http://www.dw.com/en/claude-monet-a-master-of-color-light-and-shadow/a-37237774

Pondering how museums should respond to art smuggling scandals:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/how-should-museums-respond-to-art-smuggling-scandals/

Vatican Museums have a new website:

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/news/2017/01/24/vatican-museums-open-doors-wider-with-revamped-website/

Potsdam has a new museum:

http://www.dw.com/en/new-barberini-museum-near-berlin-is-a-hot-number-for-impressionism-and-more/a-37209987

Plans for a linguistics museum in New York:

http://www.citylab.com/navigator/2017/01/planet-word-museum-of-linguistics-is-coming-to-dc-franklin-school/514406/?utm_source=atlfb
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on mummy visualization technology in action:

https://phys.org/news/2017-01-mummy-visualisation-journal.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170123090759.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying house shrew DNA to work out trade networks:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/01/170124111429.htm
Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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CRIME BEAT
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Plenty of coverage about Operation Pandora:

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/22/world/europe/75-arrested-in-european-crackdown-on-art-trafficking.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/23/511224788/75-people-arrested-accused-of-trafficking-stolen-art-and-archaeological-relics
https://www.artforum.com/news/id=66150
http://famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-police-seize-artworks-and-antiquities-during-operation-pandor-p38306-69.htm
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/operation-pandora-police-in-spain-and-cyprus-lead-major-bust-of-antiquities-traffickers/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5225-170124-operation-pandora-looting
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93283

… and some details of what was recovered:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/01/23/greek-antiquities-among-3500-illegally-obtained-objects-confiscated/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jan/23/ottoman-tombstone-ancient-treasures-recovered-europol

Looted/fake Syrian items are showing up in Denmark apparently:

http://www.thelocal.dk/20170124/looted-syrian-antiquities-for-sale-in-denmark-police

Fake Khmer antiquities are showing up too:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/angkor-revisited-how-master-craftsmen-are-forging-khmer-antiquities

Latest Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/01/culture-crime-news-16-22-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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Italy will be returning some Van Goghs to the Netherlands:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93164

A stolen Buddha statue will be returned to South Korea:

http://m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_en.jsp?cid=AEN20170126006153315&site=0200000000&mobile

Lebanon returned a 4000 years bp item to Egypt:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/egypt-retrieves-4000-year-old-figurine-london

More Nazi-looted art returns:

http://www.dw.com/en/food-giant-dr-oetker-returns-nazi-looted-painting-to-rightful-heir/a-37282526

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NUMISMATICA
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After three years they’ve finished separating the Catillon Hoard:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-finish-separating-worlds-largest-celtic-coin-hoard-180961896/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v20n04.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v20n05.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/2550-audio-news-from-archaeologica-15-january-2017-21-january-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Reynold Burrows:

http://sbc.edu/news/former-longtime-classics-professor-reynold-burrows-dies-at-95/

Eddie Kamae:

http://www.nytimes.com/2017/01/24/arts/music/eddie-kamae-dead-hawaiian-musician.html
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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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