Explorator 20.07 ~ June 11, 2017

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Study suggests Neanderthals in the Levant weren’t just living in caves:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4290
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=496127
http://www.timesofisrael.com/who-are-you-calling-a-caveman-israeli-study-finds-neanderthals-had-versatile-habitats/
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.794340
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/new-study-shows-mid-east-neanderthals-were-not-only-cave-dwellers/2017/06/07/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5610-170607-israel-open-air-neanderthals

A site in Morocco suggests homo sapiens was in Africa some 300 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/uoc–mfs060517.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/m-tfo060617.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-scientists-oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-obsession-human-history.html
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-moroccan-fossil-rearranges-homo-sapiens.html
http://www.livescience.com/59398-oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-discovered.html
https://www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/oldest-known-fossils-for-our-species-discovered-in-morocco
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/07/science/human-fossils-morocco.html
http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-40194150
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/07/oldest-homo-sapiens-bones-ever-found-shake-foundations-of-the-human-story
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/06/07/humans-evolved-100000-years-earlier-thought-east-africa-not/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/garden-of-eden-crucible-life-africa-fossil-discovery-morocco-doubts-a7777911.html
http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0608/Just-how-Earth-shattering-are-those-300-000-year-old-Homo-sapiens-fossils
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/07/oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-ever-found-300000-years/102585284/
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/07/health/oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-found/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2017/06/07/oldest-homo-sapiens-fossils-discovered-in-morocco/
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-homo-sapiens-morocco-20170607-htmlstory.html
https://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/moroccan-fossils-shake-up-understanding-of-human-origins/article35231523/?cmpid=rss1
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/homo-sapiens-100-000-years-older-thought-studies-172416296.html
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2133807-our-species-may-be-150000-years-older-than-we-thought/#038;%23038;%23038;%23038;campaign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-news
http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/06/07/531804528/315-0000-year-old-fossils-from-morocco-could-be-earliest-recorded-homo-sapiens
http://www.latercera.com/noticia/homo-sapiens-envejece-100-mil-anos-craneo-podria-redefinir-la-historia-humana/
http://elpais.com/elpais/2017/06/07/ciencia/1496852661_032685.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/humans-evolved-100000-years-earlier-we-thought-180963619/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5611-170607-morocco-jebel-irhoud
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2017/homo-sapiens-spread-across-the-entire-african-continent-around-300000-years-ago

… another spin is focussing on their diet of game:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170607133246.htm

… and the genetics behind the find:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/genetics-anthropology-solve-mysteries-human-evolution-180963608/

More on Oetzi’s death:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-40104139

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AFRICA
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Funding issues for Nigerian archaeology:

http://www.pulse.ng/local/in-niger-funds-hinders-excavation-of-archaeological-sites-state-museum-official-id6816967.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A necropolis near Amarna suggests children may have played some role in Amarna’s construction:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/6854/Children-may-have-built-archeological-city-of-Amarna
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/jun/06/did-children-build-the-ancient-egyptian-city-of-armana-
http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-ancient-mass-graves-archaeologists-find-child-slaves-of-biblical-egypt/

Ten Late Period tombs from Aswan:

http://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/06/05/ten-late-period-tombs-discovered-aswan/
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-egypt-ten-huge-2500-year-old-tombs-full-well-preserved-mummies-discovered-1624982

Zahi Hawass’ latest project:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/7219/Zahi-Hawass-to-write-History-of-ancient-Egypt-encyclopedia

A 4000 years bp Mesopotamian settlement from Iraqi Kurdistan:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/4000-year-old-lost-mesopotamian-city-discovered-iraqi-kurdistan-1624809
http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/64db7480-0b5c-412e-b8d3-cb3e49d1c1e0

Studying the implications of grain in Mesopotamian cities:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-ancient-grain-tale-ancestors-cities.html
https://environment.yale.edu/news/article/ancient-city-in-syria-continues-to-reveal-its-secrets/
http://today.uconn.edu/2017/06/ancient-grains-reveal-roots-early-social-inequality/

An underground city from Turkey’s Kayseri (date?):

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/06/03/ancient-underground-city-with-52-chambers-discovered-in-turkeys-kayseri
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5606-170605-turkey-kayseri-belagasi

A Crusader-era ‘escape tunnel’ from Tiberias:

http://www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=42885

A 200 (or 100) years bp shipwreck in the Gulf of Izmir:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/06/03/200-year-old-shipwreck-discovered-in-gulf-of-izmir
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/06/03/100-year-old-shipwreck-discovered-in-gulf-of-izmir
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/100-year-old-shipwreck-discovered-in-gulf-of-izmir.aspx?pageID=238&nID=113911&NewsCatID=341

Another feature on Gertrude Bell:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-letters-baghdad-review-20170608-story.html

ICOM is putting together an Iranian ‘red list’:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/414125/ICOM-to-draw-up-Iranian-antiquities-red-list

On why ISIL destroys things:

http://theconversation.com/erasing-history-why-islamic-state-is-blowing-up-ancient-artefacts-78667

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Hellenistic tomb from Alexandria:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/270544/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Hellenistic-tomb-with-pottery-vessels-discovered-i.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/7055/New-Hellenistic-tomb-found-in-Alexandria
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/09/c_136351049.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5618-170609-egypt-alexandria-tombs

I think we mentioned this hoard of Roman solidi from the Netherlands:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-unique-hoard-gold-stages-roman.html
http://news.coinupdate.com/hoard-of-41-roman-solidi-discovered-in-a-dutch-orchard/

1700 bp Roman villa from Libya:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.794244
http://www.newsweek.com/treasure-libya-archaeology-ruins-benghazi-623466

They’re poking around Delos’ ancient port:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-greece-2000-year-old-shipwrecks-tell-story-mythical-island-delos-1624074
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5588-170530-greece-delos-breakwater

Concerns for an ancient mining site on Cyprus:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2017/06/07/mathiatis-residents-fear-gold-mining-will-destroy-ancient-site/

Latest paw print in a Roman tile:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-40158189

Latest classically-inspired footwear:

https://sneakernews.com/2017/06/09/tgwo-diadora-rise-and-fall-pack/

On the death of Nero:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/09/day-ad-68-death-tyrannical-emperor-nero/

… and that Nero rock opera in Rome:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/arts/music/nero-rock-opera-rome-palatine-hill.html

On eating dormice:

https://sarahemilybond.com/2017/06/06/pass-the-dormice-breeding-selling-and-eating-honeyed-dormice-in-antiquity/

On Roman (and/or Greek) study techniques:

https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2017/jun/11/how-the-romans-can-help-us-to-study

Some Wonder Woman pieces of interest:

http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15328472.BOOK__The_real_origin_of_Wonder_Woman___/
http://uproxx.com/hitfix/wonder-woman-themyscira-location/

On liturgies:

https://thewire.in/143402/voluntary-taxation-lesson-ancient-greeks/

Studying Euclid’s geometry:

http://news.stanford.edu/2017/06/05/classics-student-tackles-history-geometry-diagrams/
What Mike Tueller is up to:

https://asunow.asu.edu/20170606-asu-professor-work-ancient-greek-poetry-praised-new-york-review-books

What Roberta Stewart is up to:

http://classics.dartmouth.edu/news/war-stories-modern-vets-meet-ancient-texts

On the ‘white maleness’ of Classics:

https://eidolon.pub/fragile-handle-with-care-66848145cf29

… and the ‘whiteness’ imposed on Classical statuary and its implications:

https://hyperallergic.com/383776/why-we-need-to-start-seeing-the-classical-world-in-color/
http://ijr.com/the-declaration/2017/06/894743-college-professor-ancient-white-marble-statues-promote-belief-white-supremacy/

On translating philotimo:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170605-the-greek-word-that-cant-be-translated

They’re still arguing over how the Colosseum will be run:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2017/06/07/tar-halts-colosseum-park-5_ac049b8a-33d9-4861-8ea5-2b05154f2329.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/politics/2017/06/07/tar-halts-colosseum-park-3_9da20845-518a-4add-b8a8-fad89feacaac.html
http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/lazio-court-halts-colosseum-national-park/
http://theartnewspaper.com/news/news/italian-politicians-clash-over-management-of-colosseum/
https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-06-07/italy-court-sides-with-5-star-in-colosseum-clash

On the Epidaurus festival:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/03/c_136335865.htm

More on the restored Domitilla catacombs:

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865681487/Lasers-reveal-long-hidden-Roman-frescoes-with-biblical-themes.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/restored-roman-catacombs-reveal-stunning-frescoes-180963532/

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

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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The ‘fire monument’ at Avebury has been redated to 5300 years bp:

http://www.livescience.com/59411-avebury-circle-older-than-thought.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5614-170608-england-avebury-palisade

A mound in Slough turns out to be a Saxon monument of some sort:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-archaeologists-mound-slough-car-prestigious.html

On Viking family life (!) in Iceland:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/big-viking-families-nurtured-murder

Latest finds at Sherwood Forest’s Viking ‘meeting point’:

http://observer.com/2017/06/archaeologists-announce-discoveries-viking-meeting-site-robin-hood-sherwood-forest/
https://nottstv.com/ancient-viking-meeting-point-sherwood-forest-discovered-archaeologists/

A medieval necropolis from Plovdiv:

http://sofiaglobe.com/2017/06/07/archaeology-mediaeval-necropolis-with-40-graves-found-in-bulgarias-plovdiv/

A medieval burial near Eton College:

http://www.ibtimes.com/strange-archaeological-site-near-historic-eton-college-medieval-grave-2550262

What they’re learning from that Thirty Years War mass grave from Lutzen:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/mass-grave-thirty-years-apos-052000174.html
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-catalogue-grisly-deaths-soldiers-thirty-years-war-180963531/

On bilingualism among medieval Irish scholars:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-bilingualism-mediaeval-irish-scholars-akin.html

They’ve started drilling into Forbury Hill (Reading):

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-40206268

Curiosity about a skeleton found 90 years ago at Nottingham Castle:

https://nottstv.com/appeal-launched-discover-truth-behind-mysterious-skeleton-found-nottingham-castle/

Concerns for Altamira:

http://cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/06/06/actualidad/1496766705_485131.html

More on that oldest continuously-used sacred site:

http://www.herefordtimes.com/news/15327216.Discovery_during_dig_at_church_shows_ancient_sacred_worship/

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Recent finds from the Fugan Temple dig:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2096926/legendary-buddhist-temple-lost-more-seven-centuries-yields-its
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5603-170605-china-chengdu-temple

A glass spearhead from Rottnest Island:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-rare-glass-spearhead-rottnest-island.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5615-170608-australia-glass-spearhead

A 19th century schoolhouse dig in rural Australia:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5605-170605-australia-school-house

Interesting images of ‘foreigners’ at Sambor Prei Kuk temple:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/temple-mystery-sambor-prei-kuk
http://www.phnompenhpost.com/post-weekend/mysterious-foreigners-carved-temples-sambor-prei-kuk

Feature on the shipwrecks in Kenn Reef:

https://www.livescience.com/59423-kenn-reefs-shipwrecks-photos.html

Not really in our purview, but the wreck of the HMAS Perth is practically gone because of illegal scavenging:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/jun/05/sunken-australian-warship-hmas-perth-ransacked-by-illegal-scavengers
http://theconversation.com/when-it-comes-to-disappearing-ocean-history-hmas-perth-is-the-tip-of-the-iceberg-78347

Meanwhile the wreck of the Jenny Lind has disappeared due to natural causes, apparently:

https://www.livescience.com/59422-19th-century-shipwreck-vanished-from-south-pacific.html

Concerns for Ho Chi Minh City’s architecture:

http://www.dw.com/en/ho-chi-minh-citys-vanishing-architecture/a-38932376

They may know the location of the ‘Pink and White Terraces’:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/93551910/Researchers-claim-to-have-found-the-lost-Pink-and-White-Terraces

More on rice cultivation in China some 9400 years bp:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/domestic-rice-grown-china-9400-years-ago-180963567/

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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 8000 years+ bp Chumash site from the Channel Islands:

https://www.nps.gov/chis/learn/news/pr060617.htm
http://www.keyt.com/lifestyle/ancient-native-american-site-discovered-on-santa-rosa-island/530244395
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/06/07/ancient-native-american-site-found-on-california-island/
http://navajotimes.com/wires-wp/index.php?id=1732104125&kid=8VbSgcN5fc9Q5LYp
http://www.nbclosangeles.com/multimedia/Ancient-Native-American-Site-Discovered-on-Channel-Islands-426834941.html
http://www.ksby.com/story/35602691/ancient-native-american-site-found-on-california-island
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehistoric-native-american-site-discovered-off-california-coast-180963616/

A 17th century horseshoe nail find from Kansas:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170608073552.htm

A 17th/18th century settlement site in Maryland:

http://www.somdnews.com/recorder/spotlight/archaeologists-explore-first-county-seat-called-calverton/article_1142d1fc-d0cb-5187-9a8c-6258e4168a7b.html

Feature on the Trempealeau Archaeology Project (Mississippian/Wisconsin):

http://www.beloitdailynews.com/article/20170609/AP/306099999
http://chippewa.com/news/local/archaeological-excavations-in-trempealeau-reveal-mississippians–year-old-history/article_60cf3564-b22e-52e1-b625-266006eb1795.html

Feature on an Illinois State University field school dig:

http://www.pantagraph.com/isu-students-excavate-th-century-village/article_6714660a-d67e-5a91-aa33-b421580f0aed.html

Latest from the Old Vero Man site:

http://www.tcpalm.com/story/opinion/columnists/anthony-westbury/2017/06/06/anthony-westbury-old-vero-man-archaeologist-stops-digging-starts-analyzing-photos/373872001/

Latest on the restoration of the Hunley:

http://www.thestate.com/news/local/article154836009.html
http://www.moultrienews.com/news/hunley-crew-compartment-becomes-visible-with-more-human-remains-found/article_92e8a836-4bb7-11e7-b696-4f3e9a2d2eb6.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/08/travel/civil-war-submarine-hunley-crew-compartment/index.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5612-170607-hunley-submarine-tooth

A cannon from the USS Revenge recovered off Rhode Island:

http://www.njherald.com/article/20170603/AP/306039941
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5604-170605-oliver-hazard-perry

Latest from that UGA site:

http://www.redandblack.com/athensnews/uga-continues-research-on-baldwin-hall-remains/article_9747d372-4d0e-11e7-b8ba-6396d24b49fb.html

On Hopewell Culture and immigration:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170611/archaeology–immigrants-aided-creative-boom-by-ancient-ohioans

Feature on Jamestown:

http://www.roanoke.com/news/virginia/revealing-the-truth-about-jamestown-one-bone-at-a-time/article_b95eda0b-877f-55a9-85b3-a8b4e8798f58.html
http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/history/revealing-the-truth-about-jamestown-one-bone-at-a-time/article_4532476f-b324-5367-b6d7-9ec95cfafa94.html

Feature on the Miami Circle:

http://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2017/06/06/florida-frontiers-miami-circle/373363001/

On New Jersey as a 19th century centre of innovation:

http://www.npr.org/sections/alltechconsidered/2017/06/05/531250084/before-silicon-valley-new-jersey-reigned-as-nations-center-of-innovation

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 3000 years bp copper mask from Argentina:

http://www.livescience.com/59373-copper-mask-is-oldest-metalworking-south-america.html
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/3000-year-old-copper-mask-found-mass-grave-oldest-ever-discovered-south-america-1625586
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5607-170606-argentina-copper-mask

An Aztec temple and ball court from Mexico City:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-ancient-aztec-temple-ball-court.html
http://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/archaeologist-find-aztec-ball-court-temple/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/jun/08/mexico-city-ancient-aztec-temple-ball-court
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/07/ancient-aztec-temple-ball-court-found-mexico-city/
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/archaeologists-find-severed-heads-near-ancient-aztec-ball-court-mexico-city-1625454
https://www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-aztec-temple-ball-court-found-mexico-city-235230243.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-mexico-archaeology-aztec-idUSKBN18Z05J?feedType=RSS&feedName=lifestyleMolt
http://www.rawstory.com/2017/06/ancient-aztec-temple-and-ball-court-found-in-mexico-city
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gigantic-aztec-temple-unearthed-mexico-city-180963629/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5616-170608-mexico-tenochtitlan-temple

… and there’s an interesting hotel spin:

http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/08/aztec-temple-mexico-hotel/
http://www.richmond.com/news/national-world/ap/mexico-protects-ancient-temple-while-hotel-is-built-above/article_af00159b-654a-5bbf-9339-ed109c66d33d.html

Evidence of a 16th century settlement on Cuba:

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=13982&SEO=significant-discovery-made-by-archeologists-in-largest-cuban-dam

A mound in Belize was looted:

http://www.7newsbelize.com/sstory.php?nid=40645

Peru and the US are trying to cut down trafficking in antiquities:

http://www.peruthisweek.com/news-usa-extends-agreement-with-peru-to-restrict-archaeological-trafficking-111806

More on that Mexican diary and the Spanish Inquisition:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-40029453

More on that ‘Witch Hill’ burial of a cancer victim in Panama:

http://www.livescience.com/59358-ancient-teen-burial-yields-bone-cancer-case.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170601151839.htm

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http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Eric Cline on the importance of archaeology:

https://theamericanscholar.org/digging-into-the-future/

On whether ‘modern germs’ are destroying mummies:

http://www.dailyherald.com/submitted/20170605/are-modern-germs-destroying-mummies

On Alvise Cornaro’s ‘diet’:

http://www.bbc.com/future/story/20170601-the-secret-to-a-long-and-healthy-life-eat-less

On Comey’s ‘meddlesome priest’ comment:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/08/opinion/meddlesome-priest-comey-trump.html
http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/09/opinions/trump-is-no-henry-ii-perry-opinion/index.html

Google has digitized some 3000 years of fashion history:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/google-digitizes-3000-years-fashion-history-180963633/

Early modern traders didn’t always follow the rules:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-early-modern-traders-circumvented-states.html

The bicycle is 200 years old:

http://www.dw.com/en/fun-bike-facts-to-ring-in-200-years-of-the-dandy-horse/g-39194836

On the history of ‘big balloons’:

http://www.dw.com/en/full-of-hot-air-the-history-of-big-balloons/g-39120801

Archaeology Podcast Network:

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

http://www.italy24.ilsole24ore.com/art/arts-and-leisure/2017-05-31/an-exhibition-tells-the-story-of-slaves-ancient-rome-095451.php?uuid=AE4LSHWB

Jacobites:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/jun/05/bonnie-prince-charlie-jacobites-exhibition-national-museum-of-scotland-diana-gabaldon-outlander

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest issue of Intarch focuses on digital archaeology techniques:

http://intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue44/index.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on mummy DNA:

http://observer.com/2017/06/scientists-sequence-dna-ancient-egyptian-mummy-findings/
http://www.livescience.com/59410-ancient-egyptian-mummy-dna-sequenced.html
https://www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/mummy-dna-unveils-history-ancient-egyptian-hookups
http://www.columbian.com/news/2017/jun/08/dna-from-mummies-reveals-their-ancestry/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Earliest evidence of man-made climate change from the Dead Sea:

http://www.jpost.com/Business-and-Innovation/Health-and-Science/TAU-researchers-discover-earliest-man-made-climate-change-at-Dead-Sea-494906
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/sciencefair/2017/06/06/humans-were-already-changing-environment-11500-years-ago/102545918/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Ternate Island:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170525-the-island-that-forever-changed-science

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CRIME BEAT
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A saint’s brain relic was stolen from an Italian basilica:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/06/05/saint-brain-stolen-italy/102523854/
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/relic-saints-brain-stolen-italian-basilica-180963601/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/06/culture-crime-news-30-may-4-june-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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An Egyptian stele was returned to a Berlin museum:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/6693/Title-Recurrence-of-Pharaonic-stone-slab-returned-to-Berlin-Museum
https://www.yahoo.com/news/lost-since-world-war-ii-150400053.html

Arkansas returns a number of items to the Quapaw people:

http://www.arkansasonline.com/news/2017/jun/11/agency-returning-tribal-artifacts-20170/?f=news-arkansas

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NUMISMATICA
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Big bucks for a Greek coin from a Gaza hoard:

http://www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/06/rare-ancient-silver-coin-from-gaza-hoard-sells-in-auction.html

The Paul Balla collection is coming to auction:

http://www.coinweek.com/auctions-news/collection-ancient-roman-silver-denarii-special-internet-auction/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n23.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n24.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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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Pompeii Theatrum Mundi:

http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2017/06/06/theater-greek-tragedy-eyes-africa-in-pompeii_92ff2d53-0b70-4634-9dfd-aa897f8cb941.html

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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/2624-audio-news-from-archaeologica-28-may-2017-3-june-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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