Explorator 20.05 ~ May 28, 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, Gina Salapata, Kris Curry,
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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Much is being made of 7.2 million years bp ‘pre-human’ remains in the Balkans:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/uot-sf7051717.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-scientists-million-year-old-pre-human-balkans.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523083548.htm
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/7-2-million-year-old-hominin-remains-discovered-in-the-balkans

… with speculations about humans evolving in Europe, rather than Africa:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-humans-evolve-europe-africa-dont.html
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.791397
http://www.dw.com/en/study-the-oldest-pre-human-could-originate-from-europe-not-africa/a-39004699
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/05/22/europe-birthplace-mankind-not-africa-scientists-find/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/controversial-study-claims-apes-and-human-ancestors-split-southern-europe-180963426/

Meanwhile, a child Australopithecus skeleton is telling us things about the evolution of the human spine:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170523083546.htm
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/05/26/how-a-3-3-million-year-old-toddler-offers-researchers-a-window-into-human-evolution/
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/05/23/529693497/3-3-million-year-old-fossil-sheds-light-on-how-the-spine-evolved
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/7-2-million-year-old-hominin-remains-discovered-in-the-balkans
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-hominin-toddler-was-kind-us-180963424/

More pondering of the homo naledi genome:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/23/homo-naledi-genome-will-we-ever-find-this-elusive-key-to-human-evolution

… related:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/may/25/early-human-fossils-homo-naledi-johannesburg-south-africa
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AFRICA
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Study suggests ochre was being used at Porc-Epic Cave in Ethiopia for 4500 years during the Mesolithic:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/p-oub051817.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-ochre-middle-stone-age-humans.html
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/ochre-use-persisted-over-thousands-of-years-in-ethiopian-cave
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5583-170525-ethiopia-porc-epic-cave

Feature on pyramids in Algeria:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2017/05/23/Algerian-culture-minister-says-pyramids-were-discovered-in-Tiaret.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of embalming materials found in the tomb of a 20th Dynasty vizier at Deir al Bahari:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/269208/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Embalming-materials-for-Middle-Kingdom-vizier-Ipi-.aspx
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2436765&CategoryId=13936
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5568-170522-egypt-mummification-materials

A lintel with a cartouche of Sesostris II from Ihnasya:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/269618/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Lintel-bearing-Middle-Kingdom-cartouches-unearthed.aspx

More on that Nectanebo II inscription found in a ‘looting hole’:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-egyptian-pharaoh-carving-found-114100165.html

Feature on mummies’ curses and mummy mania:

http://theconversation.com/friday-essay-desecration-and-romanticisation-the-real-curse-of-mummies-77476

Feature on Egyptian blue:

https://hyperallergic.com/366307/egyptian-blue-the-first-synthetic-pigment/

Long distance obsidian trade in Paleolithic Syria:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/tool-sharpens-focus-stone-age-networking-middle-east
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5578-170524-syria-paleolithic-obsidian

A 4000 years bp ‘trading post’ on Sir Beni Yas Island:

http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/culture/archaeological-team-on-sir-bani-yas-island-finds-4-000-year-old-trading-post-1.2032258
http://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/evidence-of-4000-year-old-trading-post-uncovered-on-sir-bani-yas-island

5000 years bp ‘luxurious’ dwellings from Yassitepe:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/yassitepe-excavations-reveal-ancient-luxurious-life-in-izmir-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=113529&NewsCatID=375
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/05/22/archaeologists-unearth-5000-year-old-luxury-settlement-in-western-turkey

5000 years bp necropolis (maybe) from southern Iran:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/413727/Archaeological-probe-finds-prehistoric-gravestones-in-southeast

They’ve cleaned up finds from the oldest baptistery (Mardin):

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/artifacts-in-worlds-first-baptistery-cleaned-.aspx?pageID=238&nID=113389&NewsCatID=375

Napoleonic mass grave from Jaffa:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.790107

A database of at-risk sites in the Middle East:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-database-charts-20000-at-risk-archaeological-sites-in-the-middle-east/
http://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/20000-archeological-sites-threatened-mena-region-war-major-cause-978582

Finds from the ‘last battle of Jerusalem’ (when the Romans breached the walls) were put on display this week:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4285
http://www.jpost.com/Six-Day-War-Anniversary/Evidence-of-2000-year-old-battle-for-Jerusalem-unearthed-in-City-of-David-493901
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusalem/evidence-revealed-of-the-last-battle-of-jerusalem-from-2000-years-ago/2017/05/25/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-war-for-jerusalem-echoes-as-stones-and-arrowheads-uncovered/
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4967557,00.html
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/230167
http://artdaily.com/news/96206/Exhibition-reveals-evidence-of-the-last-battle-for-Jerusalem-from-2-000-years-ago-

Studying pools used by pilgrims in the Old City:

http://www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/5/23/study-jerusalem-reservoirs-used-by-pilgrims-2000-years-ago
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/05/24/research-elucidates-ancient-jerusalem-reservoirs-known-as-elephant-in-the-room/
http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=42607

On epigraphic evidence for names in the Bible:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865680748/53-Old-Testament-names-confirmed-by-archaeological-inscriptions.html

Review of Veyne, *Palmyra*:

http://www.sfchronicle.com/books/article/Palmyra-An-Irreplaceable-Treasure-by-Paul-11174001.php

Feature on Hatra:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/hatras-embattled-history-from-the-romans-to-isis/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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An 1800 years bp kiln from Verulamium:

http://www.hertsad.co.uk/news/new-roman-artefact-uncovered-in-st-albans-verulamium-park-1-5023975

Remains of a Roman bath house and other finds from Carlisle:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Experts-stunned-by-Premier-League-Roman-find-in-Carlisle-a6c85ddc-31c9-429b-b455-9b208d9de418-ds
http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/809860/Carlisle-Roman-remains-archaeological-discovery

Interesting study of those sling bullets found at Burnswark:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/05/ancient-slingshot-lethal-44-magnum-scotland/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/05/26/roman-militarys-secret-weapon-wailing-slingshot-bullets-with-power-of-44-magnum/

On some pyramids in Algeria with a Classical connection:

http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2017/05/23/Algerian-culture-minister-says-pyramids-were-discovered-in-Tiaret.html

Plans for that mosaic from Leicester to go on display:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39997600

France’s new education minister is promoting the study of Latin and Greek:

http://eu.greekreporter.com/2017/05/24/new-french-education-minister-to-promote-latin-and-ancient-greek-in-schools/

Brexit is a threat to Classics funding:

https://www.ft.com/content/c9755056-3fab-11e7-82b6-896b95f30f58

On the Classical World New Zealand project:

http://www.massey.ac.nz/massey/learning/departments/school-of-humanities/classical-world-new-zealand/classical-world-new-zealand_home.cfm

Latin is waning in Maine:

http://www.pressherald.com/2017/05/28/as-allure-of-latin-wanes-new-teaching-methods-focus-on-fun/

A trio of Victor Nuovo’s latest columns:

http://www.addisonindependent.com/201705victor-nuovo-theory-and-practice
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201705victor-nuovo-friendship-%E2%80%94-tie-binds
http://www.addisonindependent.com/201705victor-nuovo-aristotles-political-inequities-weve-come-long-way

About this year’s Princeton salutatorian:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2017/05/26/salutatorian-storey-fuses-computer-science-classics
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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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Five burials and a possible henge site from the West Midlands:

http://observer.com/2017/05/4000-year-old-earthwork-henge-and-burial-site-discovered-in-england/
http://www.livescience.com/59276-henge-monument-and-burials-uncovered-england.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5570-17-05-22-england-henge-burials

Malta’s Neolithic hypogeum has been conserved and opened to the public:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20170516/social/al-Saflieni-Hypogeum-reopens.648082
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5576-170524-malta-hypogeum-conserved
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/maltas-hypogeum-one-worlds-best-preserved-prehistoric-sites-reopens-public-180963397/

A Viking base from Lincolnshire:

http://www.livescience.com/59264-9th-century-viking-camp-in-england.html

A 17th century bridge from downtown Moscow:

https://www.rbth.com/news/2017/05/22/archaeologists-dig-up-17th-century-stone-bridge-in-downtown-moscow_767471

A medieval brewery on the outskirts of Lincoln:

http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/medieval-brewery-used-by-monks-discovered-by-archaeologists-on-the-outskirts-of-lincoln/story-30346623-detail/story.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5569-170522-england-medieval-brewery

Another piece on medieval ‘fear of the undead’:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.790889

Finds from various periods on the outskirts of Melton:

http://www.meltontimes.co.uk/news/mounting-excitement-over-ancient-new-archaeological-find-near-melton-1-7976966

More on that ‘4000 years bp sacred burial ground’ from Shropshire:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5575-170523-england-shropshire-burial-ground

They’re still arguing about the Galloway hoard:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15310494.Director_of_National_Museum_of_Scotland_defends_its_plans_for_the_Galloway_Hoard_of_Viking_treasure_to_MSPs/
http://www.gallowaygazette.co.uk/news/environment/summit-meeting-to-secure-viking-hoard-for-galloway-1-4448070

On the Svaty Jur site (Slovakia):

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20542813/archaeologist-pieces-together-early-history-of-what-is-now-western-slovakia.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5587-170526-arab-silver-coin

Remembering the find of Girona gold:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-40045580

Feature (podcast) on the Bell Beaker folk:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/audio/2017/may/28/the-bell-beaker-folk-science-weekly-podcast
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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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Paleolithic hand print cave petroglyphs from Inner Mongolia:

http://www.newsgram.com/cave-painting-of-human-hand-prints-belonging-to-palaeolithic-era-found-by-archaeologists-in-chinas-inner-mongolia-region/

Eight petroglyphs of horses from Ningxia Hui:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-05/25/c_136314996.htm

Evidence of early dog domestication from the Siberian arctic:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5585-170526-siberia-domesticated-dogs

Bones from cooked meat at a Harappan site:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/haryana-archaeologists-discover-bones-from-cooked-meat-found-at-harappan-site-4675772/

A 3rd/4th century CE necropolis from Azerbaijan:

http://news.az/articles/society/122072

An interesting medieval ‘dance pose’ burial from Russia:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/siberia-ancient-grave-reveals-dancing-skeleton-tied-after-death-ritual-burial-1623136
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5574-170523-russia-far-east-medieval-burial

Studying the Terracotta Warriors:

http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/05/18/ciencia/1495114479_793962.html

More on evidence of human sacrifice in ancient Korea:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/5th-century-remains-may-be-evidence-human-sacrifice-ancient-korea-180963344/

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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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A 13 000 years bp arrowhead from a Northampton field:

http://www.gazettenet.com/An-archaeological-dig-in-the-meadows-in-Northampton-9887462

Studying Washington’s birth site:

http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/local/archaeologist-washington-s-birth-site-more-mysterious-than-thought/article_06957ffb-3d97-5d34-a402-8ddb24bbb151.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5582-170525-virginia-washington-birthplace

Recent finds from Pueblo Bonito:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/chaco-canyons-ancient-civilization-continues-puzzle

… and a related feature on Chaco culture:

http://www.livescience.com/59218-chaco-culture.html

Another stone pillar found in a New Mexico forest:

http://krqe.com/2017/05/23/mysterious-stone-pillars-emerge-from-northern-new-mexico-forest/

Feature on a Fremont pit house from Utah replica study:

https://issuu.com/usuprm/docs/utah_state_magazine_summer_2017/30

Reconstructing a 10 300 years bp bison hunt:

http://www.kansas.com/news/local/article153093719.html

Feature on the preservation of a pile of Alaskan artifacts:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5573-170523-alaska-artifacts-preserved

They’re almost done restoring Fort Herkimer Church:

http://www.syracuse.com/state/index.ssf/2017/05/restoration_of_fort_herkimer_church_nears_completion.html

What’s next for the Baldwin Hall site at UGa:

http://news.uga.edu/releases/article/uga-announces-next-steps-for-research-about-baldwin-hall-site/
http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2017-05-25/uga-reveals-next-steps-study-baldwin-hall-remains

Latest from Jamestown (I think we’ve heard of most of this already):

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/may/20/saving-a-one-of-a-kind-gravestone-at-jamestown/

On Ithaca’s Dey Street:

http://www.ithacajournal.com/story/news/local/2017/05/25/dutch-roots-ithacas-dey-street/345293001/

On an historic maple tree in Syracuse:

http://www.syracuse.com/outdoors/index.ssf/2017/05/tree_story.html

On 19th century Catholics in Boston:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/05/27/fear-immigrants-persecution-religious-minorities-the-life-century-boston-catholics/7OOo5AwF3hOxYqEr7jbHRM/story.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of a human presence in Peru 15 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/fau-fai052317.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-05-groundbreaking-discovery-early-human-life.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170524141745.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/05/traces-some-south-america-s-earliest-people-found-under-ancient-dirt-pyramid
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/16056/20170525/15-000-year-old-artifacts-unearthed-at-ancient-huaca-prieta-temple-in-northern-peru.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5580-170525-huaca-prieta-rush-matting
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/05/2017/exploring-origins-of-complex-society-in-peru

Studying ancient trade networks in the Andes:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-surprisingly-complex-portrait-ancient-networks.html
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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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They’re still fascinated by Phineas Gage:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/05/21/528966102/why-brain-scientists-are-still-obsessed-with-the-curious-case-of-phineas-gage

Turkey is trying to revive Ottoman-era sports:

http://www.dw.com/en/turkey-brings-back-ottoman-sports-to-revive-past-glory/g-38943063

On humans and honey bees:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/may/24/honey-i-love-you-our-40000-year-relationship-with-the-humble-bee

On Martin Luther as the father of protest songs:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170522-martin-luther-father-of-protest-songs

Italy is giving away assorted castles:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italy-giving-away-103-historic-buildings-free-charge-180963423/

On Samuel Morse:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/05/24/before-there-was-twitter-there-was-morse-code-remembering-social-medias-true-inventor/
Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/blinged-out-menorah-debuts-pioneering-exhibit-rome-180963381/

Raphael drawings:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/raphael-the-drawings-ashmolean-oxford/?utm_source=Adestra&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20170527_WeeklyBriefing_13

Italy blocked five recent high level museum appointments:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/generalnews/2017/05/25/italian-court-blocks-5-top-museum-appointments_15d60d2e-e3d0-47f9-afca-34ac1793c30d.html

Moving Tut’s items to the new museum in Cairo:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-king-tut-bed-chariot-cairo.html
http://www.startribune.com/egypt-moves-bed-chariot-of-king-tut-to-new-museum/423904333/
http://www.independent.ie/world-news/bed-and-chariot-of-king-tutankhamun-moved-to-new-museum-in-cairo-35749063.html
http://artdaily.com/news/96167/King-Tutankhamun-s-bed–chariot-paraded-through-Cairo-to-new-home
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-idUSKBN18K1KN?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt

A new archaeological museum is in the works for Cyprus:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/05/23/greek-architect-design-new-archaeological-museum/
http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/05/24/greek-architect-wins-competition-for-designing-cyprus-new-archaeological-museum/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on ‘space archaeology’:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/space-archaeology-transforms-how-ancient-sites-are-discovered/

They’ve reconstructed the face of an 18th century Scottish woman:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5572-170523-scotland-woman-face-reconstruction

… and some 4000 years bp First Nations people:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2017/05/24/watch-these-4000-year-old-first-nations-skeletons-come-back-to-life/

We’ll be hearing more about bone proteomics:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-bone-proteomics-reveal-dead.html

Using photogrammetry at a St Augustine burial ground:

http://www.firstcoastnews.com/news/local/st-augustine/historic-burial-ground-seen-with-3d-imagery-in-st-augustine/443417525
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA suggests hunter-gatherers and the first farmers were closer than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2017-05-ancient-dna-evidence-hunter-gatherers-farmers.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/05/170525123052.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-05/cp-ade051817.php
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/europe-s-ancient-hunter-gatherers-and-farmers-were-intimately-connected
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5581-170525-romania-farmers-hunters

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Khndzoresk Cave (Armenia):

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-ancient-cave-city-armenia-180962981/

Mexico City:

http://www.bostonherald.com/lifestyle/travel/2017/05/why_mexico_city_is_a_world_class_destination_and_you_should_go

Huaca Bellavista (Peru):

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-explore-hidden-treasures-at-huaca-bellavista-site-in-lima-peru-668037.aspx

Taormina:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/taormina-what-to-do-sicily-italy-mount-etna-teatro-antico-mafia-isola-bella-a7753776.html

Spain’s Medieval Skyscrapers:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170523-spains-medieval-clifftop-skyscrapers

Via Dolorosa:

http://www.jpost.com/In-Jerusalem/Something-new-in-the-Old-City-492218

Venice:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/venice-has-been-married-sea-over-thousand-years-180963370/
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CRIME BEAT
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Major international effort involved in a bust in Bulgaria:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2017/05/27/40-arrests-thousands-of-items-seized-in-bulgaria-turkey-and-france-in-operation-against-illegal-trade-in-archaeological-objects/
https://www.dailysabah.com/europe/2017/05/26/bulgaria-recovers-over-5000-antiquities-in-joint-anti-smuggling-op-with-turkey-france

Three antiquities smugglers arrested at Grevena:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/05/21/greek-police-arrest-3-antiquity-smugglers-at-grevena/

Recovery of a purloined/illegally excavated kouros and related arrests:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/218760/article/ekathimerini/news/stolen-ancient-greek-statue-found-two-arrested
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/25511-stolen-ancient-greek-statue-found-and-two-men-arrested.html
http://pilotonline.com/news/nation-world/world/greek-police-recover-illegally-excavated-statue-arrest/article_f27649aa-9bd1-56a7-8f7c-cfa00fc85312.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/greek-police-recover-illegally-excavated-statue-arrest-2/2017/05/26/8b88e8ae-421a-11e7-b29f-f40ffced2ddb_story.html

A foiled attempted sarcophagus sale in Turkey:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-tomb-seized-from-treasure-hunters-in-central-turkey.aspx?pageID=238&nID=113546&NewsCatID=375
https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2017/05/24/12-treasure-hunters-trying-to-sell-ancient-sarcophagus-for-4m-detained-in-turkeys-eskisehir

Probation for damaging a Native American site in Oregon:

http://www.kajo.com/news/local/stories.php?subaction=showfull&id=1495350339&ucat=2
http://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Oregon-man-sentenced-for-damaging-archaeological-11162405.php

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/05/culture-crime-news-15-21-may-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 UK returned four items to Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/269514/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-recovers-four-ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-fro.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/antiquities-ministry-restores-artifacts/
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170524-egypt-says-it-restored-4-stolen-artefacts-from-britain/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5584-170526-egypt-smuggled-artifacts

Seven items were returned to Italy from New York:

http://www.kiro7.com/news/looted-statues-pottery-returned-to-italy-after-probe-in-nyc/526609581
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2017/05/26/US-returns-stolen-archeological-artifacts-to-Italy-.html
http://nypost.com/2017/05/25/looted-ancient-artifacts-found-in-midtown-gallery-finally-returned/
http://artdaily.com/news/96213/United-States-returns-stolen-artifacts-to-Italy
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/5771/US-returns-stolen-artifacts-to-Italy
https://www.courthousenews.com/seven-looted-antiquities-returned-italy/

Latest Nazi loot settlement:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/28/arts/design/michele-marieschi-painting-sothebys-auction-restitution.html

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on recent numismatic finds in Israel:

http://asorblog.org/2017/05/23/israel-numismatic-report-important-finds-altruistic-reporting-law/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n21.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n22.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/2621-audio-news-from-archaeologica-14-may-2017-20-may-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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