Explorator 19.43 ~ February 19, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Chris Brunelle, Rick Heli, Barbara Saylor Rodgers,
David Emery, Anthony Stevens, Joan Brady, Feral Boy, 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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Comparing modern human faces to Neanderthals’:

http://www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170214-your-face-is-probably-more-primitive-than-a-neanderthals

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AFRICA
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A backgrounder on ancient Nubia:

http://www.livescience.com/57875-ancient-nubia.html

More on those temples in Sudan:

http://www.news24.com/Africa/News/swiss-archaeologist-shines-light-on-sudans-buried-past-20170210
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93728
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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They’re checking out ‘secret chambers’ in Tut’s tomb again:

http://www.livescience.com/57906-king-tut-tomb-radar-scans.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hidden-chamber-in-king-tuts-tomb-scientists-still-searching/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/13/hunt-for-the-discovery-of-the-21st-century-starts-again-at-king-tuts-tomb/
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/king-tuts-tomb-new-radar-survey-to-seek-hidden-chambers/news-story/6c4e296968a95d002831aef22d514e63

… and of course, the target is Nefertiti’s tomb:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/19/are-archaeologists-about-to-find-nefertiti-s-tomb.html

Some 1923 reporting on the opening of Tut’s tomb:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2017/feb/19/from-the-observer-archive-this-week-in-1923-tutankhamun

Suggestion that Egyptian temple culture was alive and well in Ptolemaic times:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170214094048.htm

A Pharaonic ‘cloning centre’ in Luxor (not what you immediately think):

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquities-minister-inaugurates-first-pharaonic-cloning-center-luxor

More on children’s footprints and other finds from Pi Ramesse:

http://www.livescience.com/57872-3000-year-old-footprints-of-ancient-egyptian-children-found.html

More on that 3000 bp scribe’s tomb from the Theban necropolis:

http://www.foxnews.com/science/2017/02/14/3000-year-old-royal-tomb-discovered-in-egypt.html
http://observer.com/2017/02/royal-egyptian-tomb-discovered-tokyo-archaeologists/

Some humour:

http://www.gocomics.com/speedbump/2016/11/29

Feature on the Hyskos:

http://asorblog.org/invaders-of-obscure-race-understanding-the-hyksos/

Feature on a bread stamp from Khirbet et Tireh:

http://asorblog.org/2017/02/17/clay-bread-stamp-khirbet-et-tireh/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+TheAsorBlog+%28The+ASOR+Blog%29

A Persian amphora find from an Ashdod beach (with a story):

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=40343

A Roman-era gateway (finally) is found at the ‘House of Gates’:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-shocked-to-find-ancient-gateway-at-house-of-gates/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5311-170215-house-of-gates

Murex shells from Temple Mount:

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=40403
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/temple-mount-crowdsifting-project-discovers-shells-of-snails-used-for-making-blue-fringes-video/2017/02/15/
http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/2/16/to-dye-for-snail-shell-found-on-temple-mount-colors-researchers-interest

Israeli and Palestinian archaeologist both lay claim to the West Bank:

http://kosu.org/post/west-bank-israeli-and-palestinian-archaeologists-both-lay-claim-heritage
http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/16/511595881/in-west-bank-israeli-and-palestinian-archaeologists-both-lay-claim-to-heritage
http://www.npr.org/2017/02/13/514938895/israeli-and-palestinian-archaeologists-lay-claim-to-west-bank-heritage

More on the DSS cave find:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hebrew-University-archaeologists-find-12th-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-cave-480966
http://lawrenceschiffman.com/excitement-additional-qumran-cave-discovered/
http://lawrenceschiffman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Excitement-as-Additional-Qumran-Cave-is-Discovered.pdf
http://www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=221613
http://www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20170216/local-archaeologist-helps-in-discovery-of-dead-sea-scrolls-cave

More on Anatolian food culture:

http://www.travelerstoday.com/articles/38859/20170211/latest-archaeology-digs-turkey-finds-12000-years-anatolian-food.htm

The Getty has put a bunch of photos of Palmyra on line:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/arts/design/palmyra-syria-isis.html?emc=edit_ne_20170216&nl=evening-briefing&nlid=54147173&te=1&_r=0

There’s new reports of damage by ISIL at Palmyra:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/02/13/russian-drone-shows-extent-of-the-damage-to-palmyras-roman-amphitheater/
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-drone-video-palmyra-isis-ancient-roman-era-amphitheater-tetrapylon/
http://www.scotsman.com/news/world/russia-issues-warning-over-palmyra-as-video-shows-fresh-damage-1-4365786
http://www.sciencealert.com/isis-has-flattened-two-of-syria-s-most-iconic-archaeological-monuments
http://news.nationalpost.com/news/world/russian-drone-shows-extent-of-the-damage-to-palmyras-roman-amphitheater
http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/russia-reports-new-damage-to-palmyra-archaeological-site/
http://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/world/article/Russia-reports-new-damage-to-Palmyra-10927992.php

Meanwhile, their ‘business model’ is apparently near collapse:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-state-groups-business-model-may-be-near-collapse/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/isis-islamic-state-daesh-funding-iraq-syria-territory-losses-oil-air-strikes-icsr-report-antiquities-a7586936.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 7000 years bp mystery object from Greece:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38967924
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/02/14/ancient-object-in-greece-baffles-archaeologists/

Some more sarcophagi from Bursa:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2017/02/15/new-ancient-sarcophagi-discovered-in-bursa-turkey-could-mean-area-is-necropolis-from-late-antiquity-period/
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/02/13/3-more-ancient-tombs-discovered-at-olive-grove-thought-to-be-necropolis-in-turkeys-bursa

What they found on the Kato Paphos Maloutena dig this year:

http://in-cyprus.com/kato-paphos-maloutena-excavations-come-to-an-end/

On some classical references in John Wick 2:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/02/13/fortune-favors-the-bold-5-greco-roman-reasons-to-see-john-wick-chapter-2/

Athens isn’t allowing a Gucci fashion show by the Parthenon:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/02/15/athens-says-no-to-gucci-for-fashion-show-on-acropolis-hill/

Athens police arrested a ‘poultry baron’ for ‘undeclared antiquities’:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/23067-greek-police-arrest-81-year-old-ex-poultry-baron-for-undeclared-antiquities.html

Another idiot tourist scratching a name in the Colosseum:

http://www.thelocal.it/20170215/tourist-charged-after-carving-name-into-colosseum
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/articles/tourist-arrested-for-vandalising-romes-colosseum/

A very interesting ‘what to do with a classics degree’ story:

http://www.chronicle.com/article/From-Homer-to-High-Tech/238982

More on the House of the Chaste Lovers opening:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-pompeiian-bakery-became-years-hot-date-destination-180962169/

Feature on Roman marriage:

https://blog.oup.com/2017/02/ancient-greek-roman-marriages-quiz/

More on Vlochos:

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/250-1703/trenches/5290-trenches-greece-vlochos-city

More on the bulldozing of that Roman villa site in Bristol:

http://www.themarshalltown.com/ancient-roman-villa-hidden-under-rugby-pitch-is-bulldozed/21060

More on that repatriated sarcophagus fragment:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/23010-stolen-part-of-sarcophagus-to-be-repatriated-in-greece-after-30-years.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5304-1702013-greece-sarcophagus-fragment
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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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A Neolithic ‘enclosure’ from Denmark:

http://sciencenordic.com/did-stone-age-people-build-large-labyrinth-denmark

A 3000 years bp bronze spearhead find from Scotland:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/3-000-year-old-spearhead-is-find-of-a-lifetime-1-4367614
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5310-170215-scotland-gilded-spear
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2017/bronze-age-weapon-hoard-discovered-in-angus

Studying some Mersea Island timbers:

http://www.eadt.co.uk/news/mersea_island_timbers_may_have_been_part_of_planked_trackway_across_essex_marshland_1_4890265

A possible Anglo Saxon site beneath a school sports pitch:

http://www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15099424.Saxon_settlement_could_lie_beneath_site_of_new_school_sports_pitch/

Possible medieval structures or burials from Nottingham:

http://www.nottinghampost.com/archaeologists-make-most-important-find-in-nottingham-for-decades/story-30130143-detail/story.html
http://westbridgfordwire.com/excitement-mounts-new-nottingham-archaeological-discovery/
https://nottstv.com/tests-underway-see-city-centre-dig-uncovered-burial-ground/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5309-170214-england-nottingham-pottery

An interesting (non vampire) burial from Transylvania:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-romanian-skeleton-puzzles-archaeologists.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5312-170215-transylvania-szekely-graves

This year’s Valentines Day correlated find is a 17th century French woman’s burial with her hubby’s heart:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/france-embalmed-heart-rennes-quengo-perrien-archaeology/

A shipwreck of unknown date exposed on the Mayo coast:

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/ancient-shipwreck-exposed-by-wind-and-tide-on-mayo-coast-1.2972684

‘Knock off’ watches from the 17th century:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-date-mass-production-timepieces.html

Correlating Richard III’s wounds with a Welsh poem:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-21441319

A find of unknown date delaying construction of a Cambridge roundabout:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/cambridge-edition/89391739/Archaeological-discovery-delays-work-on-Cambridge-roundabout

They’re poking around Edinburgh’s cave network:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38991458

Fire at a Salford Church:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38954965

Restoration has started on a Gloucestershire medieval priory:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-38966548

More on ‘Paleolithic pebbles’:

http://www.livescience.com/57924-paleolithic-pebbles-for-death-rituals-uncovered.html
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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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Neolithic sculptures from a Devangarh fort:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/neolithic-period-sculptures-found-at-devangarh-fort/articleshow/57172292.cms

2000 years bp pomegranate seeds from a Chinese tomb:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/17/c_136064482.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5317-170217-china-tomb-seeds

Persian connections found at Nya Quila:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/excavations-at-naya-quila-persian-legacy-tumbles-out/articleshow/57197971.cms

Remains of a 16th century roasted turnip from Siberia:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/features/f0286-charred-turnip-dinner-from-400-years-ago-throws-new-light-on-conquest-of-siberia/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5308-170214-siberia-turnip-pot

Plans for a park and museum at the Xia dynasty capital:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/16/c_136061555.htm

More on the early settlement of the Tibetan plateau:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-surprisingly-early-settlement-of-the-tibetan-plateau/

More from that Mohenjodaro conference:

http://dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/12-Feb-17/mohenjo-daro-conference-ends
http://www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2017/02/pakistan-day-conference-save-mohenjodaro-170213095104584.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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An abandoned settlement site in Wyoming:

http://www.wyofile.com/column/ancient-town-yields-new-clues-early-life-wyoming/

Followup to those burials in St Augustine:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/early-analysis-skeletons-were-a-european-female-and-a-male-of-african-descent/408761695

Studying fish hooks in the Pacific northwest:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoc–acc021517.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-team-evolution-wooden-halibut-native.html

Studying lake sediments at Cahokia:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/10/513963490/1-000-years-ago-corn-made-this-society-big-then-a-changing-climate-destroyed-the?sc=17&f=1007
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5306-170213-cahokia-climate-change

Linguistic data supports idea of waves of migration into the Americas:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-linguist-big-migration-americas.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uov-ld021517.php

Rethinking the history of corn cultivation:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoia-srt021417.php

I think we’ve mentioned this ‘golden ratio’ claim regarding Mesa Verde:

http://www.livescience.com/57862-sun-temple-golden-ratio-found.html

Feature on the Pueblo Revolt:

http://www.archaeology.org/issues/249-1703/features/5301-new-mexico-pueblo-revolt

Feature on Faulkner’s home:

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/13/515043640/william-faulkners-home-illustrates-his-impact-on-the-south?sc=17&f=1008

Feature on Ashley’s Sack:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/16/slavery-era-embroidery-excites-historians-invokes-heartbreak-its-time/96702424/

Slideshow on the Onondaga nation:

http://www.syracuse.com/vintage/2017/02/check_out_amazing_photos_of_onondaga_nation_from_1902-1915_by_photographer_fred.html

More on Yale’s renaming of Calhoun College:

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/13/yale-removes-calhoun-name-residential-college-name-remains-other-colleges
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiting/did-yale-do-right-thing-removing-john-c-calhoun
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Some Comala period figurines from Mexico (I think we mentioned this):

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/135293/20170215/report-1-700-year-old-untouched-tomb-discovered-mexico.htm
https://www.yahoo.com/news/1-700-old-untouched-tomb-173700487.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5305-170213-mexico-burial-figurines

The collapse of Aztec society may have been hastened by a salmonella outbreak:

http://www.nature.com/news/collapse-of-aztec-society-linked-to-catastrophic-salmonella-outbreak-1.21485
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5316-170217-spanish-conquest-salmonella

A volcanic eruption may have triggered a Maya ‘dark age’:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/volcanic-eruption-may-have-plunged-the-maya-into-a-ldquo-dark-age-rdquo/

On ancient human impact on Brazil’s rainforest:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/science/amazon-earthworks-geoglyphs-brazil.html

More on the ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’:

http://www.salon.com/2017/02/17/watch-discovering-a-lost-city-buried-underneath-the-rainforest/
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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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Really not sure where to put this one … tracking the fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field with Iron Age pottery:

https://www.tau.ac.il/research/geomagnetic-intensity
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/afot-ajf021417.php
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/science/magnetic-field-earth-jars.html
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.771427
http://www.jpost.com/Green-Israel/Innovative-Research/TAU-and-HU-scientists-Weakening-of-Earths-magnetic-field-is-not-new-481459
http://www.israel21c.org/history-of-earths-magnetic-field-exposed-in-judean-pottery/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/ancient-jars-found-in-judea-reveal-earths-magnetic-field-is-fluctuating-not-diminishing/2017/02/14/
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224927
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/14/515032512/iron-age-potters-carefully-recorded-earths-magnetic-field-by-accident
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0214/What-ancient-pottery-reveals-about-Earth-s-magnetic-field
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5307-170214-geomagnetic-field-pottery

On the origin (sort of) of selfies:

https://arstechnica.com/business/2017/02/how-a-500-year-old-engineering-innovation-led-to-selfies/

Some Valentine’s Day history:

http://www.wondersandmarvels.com/2017/02/a-short-history-of-valentines-day.html
http://radio.wosu.org/post/dark-origins-valentines-day
https://www.msureporter.com/2017/02/14/the-unclear-history-of-valentines-day/

Pondering why we haven’t found any civilizations older than 7000 – 8000 years bp:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/02/14/why-havent-we-found-civilizations-older-than-7000-8000-years/#4878a65a484c

Nelson’s capture tricolour is on display again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-38984685
On germs and human history:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/02/16/515445752/germ-history-milkmaids-inspire-vaccines-but-the-germs-keep-coming

An interesting bit of historical fake news:

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38995205

… and pondering historical tweets:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-if-caesar-churchill-and-custer-could-have-tweeted-like-trump/2017/02/17/c70e2060-f526-11e6-a9b0-ecee7ce475fc_story.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93749

Crafts and Industry throughout the ages (Egypt):

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/258145/Heritage/Museums/National-Museum-of-Egyptian-Civilization-opens-tem.aspx

Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries:

http://artdaily.com/news/93821/Exhibition-brings-to-light-one-of-the-founding-myths-of-ancient-Egypt–The-Mysteries-of-Osiris

Good Hope:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93894

Han Dynasty:

http://www.globaltimes.cn/content/1033671.shtml

Monet:

http://www.dw.com/en/a-monet-as-an-anniversary-gift/a-37598912

Seurat:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/arts/design/cirque-du-seurat-at-the-metropolitan-museum-of-art.html

Cajal:

http://www.dw.com/en/a-monet-as-an-anniversary-gift/a-37598912

Treasures from the National Museum (Sweden):

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/arts/design/an-export-from-sweden-art-treasures-collected-abroad.html

Gurlitt’s stuff:

https://news.artnet.com/exhibitions/cornelius-gurlitt-art-trove-exhibition-863189

A World of Emotions:

http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/9041-130-ancient-greek-masterpieces-in-a-world-of-emotions-at-onassis-

Cycladic:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meet-cycladic-a-civilization-of-5500-years-ago-in_us_58a58419e4b026a89a7a26d9

A German museum realized it had a Rembrandt:

http://www.dw.com/en/german-museum-discovers-its-had-a-rembrandt-for-nearly-250-years/a-37543686
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/german-museum-found-rembrandt-drawing-858668
http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/europe/rembrandt-drawing-german-museum/index.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction is a Pictish murder victim:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/15100461.Face_of_Pictish_murder_victim_reconstructed_after_cave_find/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-39002843
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2017/facial-reconstruction-of-pictish-man-brutally-murdered-1400-years-ago
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5318-170217-scotland-pictish-murder

Coverage of an Italian team’s efforts to restore damage done by ISIL:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-italian-teams-ancient-syrian-city.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/stone-sculptures-smashed-isil-ancient-city-palmyra-restored/
Feature on LiDAR:

https://techcrunch.com/2017/02/12/wtf-is-lidar/?ncid=rss

On Roman sites and VR:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/virtual-reality-recreates-roman-ancient-sites-domus-aurea-emperor-nero-palace/

I think we’ve had this one on new archaeological techniques being used at an Islamic site:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-archaeological-techniques-uncover.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170210084750.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A study of Sardinian DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-sardinian-dna-genetic-clues-islandand.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/mbae-las020617.php

… and their dogs’ too:

https://phys.org/news/2016-10-genome-fiercely-fonni-dog-human.html#nRlv

Otzi’s DNA is confirming the stability of genetic markers:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-otzi-iceman-validate-stability-genetic.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216094511.htm

What Matthew Spriggs is up to:

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/breakfast/dna-research-is-changing-modern-archaeology-prof-matthew-spriggs/8271780

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

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

http://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/europe/89146617/The-mysterious-past-of-Delphi

Albania is promoting its underwater sites:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-albania-underwater-archaeology-tourism.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/albania-promotes-its-underwater-archaeology-for-tourism/2017/02/13/85d20f8c-f218-11e6-9fb1-2d8f3fc9c0ed_story.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/albania-promotes-underwater-archaeology-tourism-181313966.html
http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/wire/albania-promotes-its-underwater-archaeology-for-tourism/article_933de272-9232-510a-a162-24857dc5ca40.html
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CRIME BEAT
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I think we mentioned this bust in Albania:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-albania-smugglers-ancient-apollonia-artifacts.html
http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Albania-stops-smugglers-of-230-ancient-Apollonia-10926694.php

A bust in Mumbai:

http://www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dri-raids-smuggler-s-warehouse-seizes-antiques-2320970

Some stolen items from Turkey turn up in Germany:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/stolen-artifacts-from-turkey-found-in-germany-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=109737&NewsCatID=375

A stolen Italian piece turns up in Morocco:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93862
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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NUMISMATICA
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The Riddlesden Hoard is going on display:

http://www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15087243.Roman_coins_found_by_metal_detectorist_go_on_display_at_Keighley__39_s_Cliffe_Castle_Museum/

Feature on cistophori of Hadrian:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/02/cistophori-of-roman-emperor-hadrian-ancients-today.html

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n07.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n08.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/2560-audio-news-from-archaeologica-5-february-2017-11-february-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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