Explorator 20.08 ~ June 18, 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, Richard Campbell, David Perlmutter,
Don Buck, Adrienne Mayor, 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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Studying the ‘Neanderthal-homo sapiens transition’ in a Czech cave:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/anu-ssl061317.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-neanderthal-homo-sapiens-transition.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170614114243.htm
http://www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/06/14/Czech-cave-dig-reveals-details-of-Neanderthal-human-transition/7951497460230/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/czech-cave-sheds-light-neanderthal-075530063.html
http://www.ibtimes.com/neanderthals-homo-sapiens-likely-met-over-40000-years-ago-modern-day-czech-republic-2552510
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5660-170615-czech-cave-neanderthals
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/06/2017/new-light-on-neanderthal-homo-sapiens-transition

Paleoproteomics looks like something we’ll be hearing more about:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-scientists-reconstructing-relationship-modern-humans.html

Traces of million years bp fire (making?) in Northern Cape cave:

http://www.sabc.co.za/news/a/007def00417991fc919e932c6b8b577e/Traces-of-million-years-old-fires-discovered-in-N-Cape–20170611

On the evolution of fire making:

http://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2017/06/15/533030708/what-are-our-best-clues-to-the-evolution-of-fire-making

More on purported European origins for early hominids:

https://phys.org/news/2017-06-bulgarian-savannah.html

More on 300 000 years bp homo sapiens:

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0608/Just-how-Earth-shattering-are-those-300-000-year-old-Homo-sapiens-fossils
https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/06/300000-year-old-early-homo-sapiens-sparks-debate-over-evolution/

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AFRICA
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Man-made holes in Sudan may hint at Mesolithic era shelters::

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/sudan-mysterious-holes-drilled-rocks-are-remains-ancient-shelters-banks-nile-river-1625878
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5620-170612-sudan-rock-holes

Digging a site associated with the Kingdom of Kush:

http://www.gulf-times.com/story/553025/Archaeological-dig-in-Sudan-unearths-many-exciting

Remains of a city dating back to the 10th century AD in Ethiopia:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/16/archaeologists-unearth-forgotten-city-ethiopia/
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-40301959
http://www.newsweek.com/ethiopia-discovery-islam-africa-harlaa-626634
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/7950/Egyptian-Indian-and-Chinese-antiquities-discovered-in-Ethiopia

1000 years bp glass beads from Nigeria:

https://www.livescience.com/59462-early-glassmaking-west-africa.html

On the history of fossil hunting in Africa:

https://theconversation.com/its-time-to-celebrate-africas-forgotten-fossil-hunters-77345

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Encroachments on Dashur’s necropolis have been removed:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/270971/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Encroachments-made-since–removed-from-Egypts-Dahs.aspx

Plans to use robots to explore looters’ tunnels in Egypt:

https://motherboard.vice.com/en_us/article/these-robots-will-explore-tunnels-dug-by-looters-in-egypt

More on those child burials associated with the construction of Amarna:

http://www.jewishworldreview.com/0617/ancient_egyptian_juvenile_graves.php3

More on that Hellenistic tomb from Alexandria:

http://observer.com/2017/06/egyptian-tomb-artifacts-discovered/

A monumental mikveh from Herod’s palace in Jordan:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.795720
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/hungarian-archaeologists-unearth-herods-fortress-ritual-bath-east-of-jordan-river/2017/06/15/

Multispectral imaging revealed some lines of 600 BCE Hebrew on chunk of pottery found 50 years ago:

https://www.aftau.org/news-page-archaeology?&storyid4677=2335&ncs4677=3
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/afot-mir061417.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-multispectral-imaging-reveals-ancient-hebrew.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170614160504.htm
http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Advanced-imaging-reveals-rare-Hebrew-inscription-from-First-Temple-period-496878
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.796024
http://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-4975905,00.html
http://www.timesofisrael.com/revolutionary-technology-reveals-dazzling-hidden-text-on-biblical-era-shard/
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/history/multispectral-imaging-reveals-ancient-hebrew-inscription-undetected-for-over-50-years/2017/06/15/
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/science/send-more-wine-pottery-archaeology.html
http://www.newsweek.com/scientists-transcribe-invisible-2500-year-old-hebrew-inscription-request-send-625946
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5663-170615-ancient-hebrew-inscription

The stone tower at Gihon Spring is about a 1000 years younger than previously thought:

http://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/chemistry/jerusalem-tower-younger-thought
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-jerusalem-tower-younger-thought.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-06/wios-jty061517.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/06/170615120635.htm
https://www.livescience.com/59519-ancient-stone-tower-younger-than-thought.html

A pair of antiquities thieves were caught in the act (by a hiker) at Tzipori:

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israel-nabs-antiquities-pirates-at-archeological-site-496617
http://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/israeli-arabs/antiquities-robbers-caught-in-ancient-galilee-town/2017/06/12/
http://www.timesofisrael.com/hiker-helps-stop-antiquities-robbing-gang-in-northern-israel/

More on that Crusader-era ‘escape tunnel’:

http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.795692

Feature on how cuneiform was used:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39870485

Lawrence Schiffman on the Magdala Stone:

http://lawrenceschiffman.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/magdala-stone.pdf

Saudi Arabia is hosting an antiquities forum:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1114231/saudi-arabia

Training folks to restore mosaics in Jordan:

https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/preserving-jordans-heritage-italian-expert-has-trained-50-locals-mosaic-restoration-985

Review of McGovern, *Ancient Brews Rediscovered and Re-created*:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/liquid-time-capsules-1497571568

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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The Getty is returning a statue of Zeus to Italy:

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et-cm-getty-repatriation-20170613-story.html

Why London is where it is:

http://londonist.com/london/features/why-is-london-here

Sarah Bond wrote a piece on the need to see the colours in ancient statuary:

https://hyperallergic.com/383776/why-we-need-to-start-seeing-the-classical-world-in-color/

… which was spun in various ways for political purposes:

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/448501/white-marble-sculpture-white-supremacy

… and resulted in her getting death threats:

http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2017/06/16/ui-classics-professor-receives-threats-after-online-essay-statuary-race/403275001/

Meanwhile, she also penned a piece on the crocodile hunters at the Roman games:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/06/12/the-ancient-crocodile-hunters-that-helped-to-supply-the-roman-games/

What John Younger is up to (possibly misquoted in this):

http://news.ku.edu/2017/06/09/art-religious-artifacts-support-idea-minoan-matriarchy-ancient-crete-researcher-says

An interview with Tim Whitmarsh:

https://conatusnews.com/professor-greek-culture-tim-whitmarsh/

Honours for Jack Davis:

http://magazine.uc.edu/editors_picks/recent_features/albaniaaward.html

What Caius Mergy is up to:

http://lymeline.com/2017/06/local-resident-caius-mergy-graduates-from-middlebury-college/

Mapping Greek ceramic production:

https://uanews.arizona.edu/story/project-maps-greek-ceramic-production-over-five-millennia
https://phys.org/news/2017-06-greek-ceramic-production-millennia.html

About that Nero rock opera in Rome:

http://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/06/16/532243973/atop-ancient-ruins-a-rock-opera-about-emperor-nero-leaves-some-romans-unimpresse
https://knpr.org/npr/2017-06/atop-ancient-ruins-rock-opera-about-emperor-nero-leaves-some-romans-unimpressed
http://wfit.org/post/atop-ancient-ruins-rock-opera-about-emperor-nero-leaves-some-romans-unimpressed

On comparing Trump to Julius Caesar:

http://www.thedailybeast.com/trump-is-no-orange-julius-but-he-does-share-traits-with-other-tyrants-of-rome
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/opinion/the-trumpiest-roman-of-them-all.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&clickSource=story-heading&module=opinion-c-col-left-region&region=opinion-c-col-left-region&WT.nav=opinion-c-col-left-region

… related:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/opinion/a-julius-caesar-for-the-trump-era.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

On Thucydides:

http://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-thucydidess-history-of-the-peloponnesian-war-71550

On some ancient doctors:

https://blog.oup.com/2017/06/famous-doctors-ancient-world/

On recreating Roman wines:

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/roman-vineyards-reopening-eastern-galicia-wine-makers-tasting-ribeira-sacra-guimarovaldeorras-adega-a7790436.html

On the Roman propagandistic legacy:

https://www.opendemocracy.net/digitaliberties/jemimah-steinfeld/what-romans-did-for-us-on-age-old-art-of-propaganda

On the inspiration(s) for Wonder Woman:

https://www.bustle.com/p/the-real-life-female-warriors-who-inspired-wonder-woman-62228
http://www.rejectedprincesses.com/blog/trilogy-of-films-on-ancient-women-warrior-tribes-announced

… and a popular joke in the movie:

https://www.buzzfeed.com/arianelange/to-clitorize

Marking the 90th anniversary of the Swedish Mission in Cyprus:

http://famagusta-gazette.com/sweden-marks-th-anniversary-of-swedish-archaeological-mission-in-cyprus-p40800-69.htm

More on the Catacombs of Domitilla:

https://www.livescience.com/59424-paintings-of-christ-in-roman-catacombs.html
https://www.livescience.com/59428-roman-catacomb-frescoes-photos.html
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/17050/20170613/lasers-art-art-restoration-ancient-artifacts-laser-ablation.htm

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

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http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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5000 years bp tools found during construction in downtown Moscow:

http://tass.com/society/951717

Iron Age and Bronze Age finds from Parliament Hill:

http://camdennewjournal.com/article/archaeological-dig-finds-prehistoric-humans-enjoyed-heath-barbecues

Remains of some Bronze Age roundhouses near Cornwall:

http://www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/15346250.Bronze_Age_discovery_on_Helston_housing_site_raises_questions_over_its_future/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5658-170614-england-cornwall-roundhouses

A Viking ‘chief’ burial from Iceland:

http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/archaeologists-n-iceland-discover-viking-age-chief-buried-ship-his-sword-and-dog
http://icelandmonitor.mbl.is/news/culture_and_living/2017/06/16/iceland_viking_grave_a_bigger_find_than_we_believed/

… and then another:

http://icelandmag.visir.is/article/second-viking-age-ship-burial-found-archaeological-site-n-iceland

Both:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5662-170615-iceland-boat-burials

We also are hearing of four ‘pagan graves’:

http://icelandreview.com/news/2017/06/16/important-archaeological-find-north-iceland

A medieval sword from a peat bog:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news,414626,lubelskie-medieval-sword-discovered-at-a-peat-bog.html

Evidence of ‘skinning cats’ in medieval Spain (various spins put on this, of course):

https://www.livescience.com/59443-medieval-farmers-skinned-cats.html
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/medieval-farmers-skinned-cats-for-pagan-rituals/

Excavating a possible medieval royal hunting lodge in New Forest:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/15349070.Archaeologists_excavate_royal_hunting_lodge_in_New_Forest/

… and a medieval longhouse near Seathwaite Tarn:

http://www.cumbriacrack.com/2017/06/15/second-longhouse-excavation-gets-underway-duddon-valley/

A 14th century abbey wall from Canterbury:

http://www.kentnews.co.uk/news/archaeological-excavation-in-canterbury-uncovers-14th-century-abbey-precinct-wall-1-5060380

Remains of a Minton pottery factory:

http://www.stokesentinel.co.uk/historic-minton-kiln-found-under-a-stoke-town-centre-car-park-destined-to-become-student-flats/story-30394324-detail/story.html

More witch markings from Wookey Hole:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-40262004

Some ‘mysterious vaults’ were found by stonemasons working at Blenheim Palace:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-40264213

Finds from excavations at Auckland Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-40232402

Latest visitor centre saga is at Clifford’s Tower:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-40221432

UNESCO doesn’t like the Stonehenge tunnel plan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-40286120

On fixing damage to artifacts done in last year’s earthquake in Italy:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-europe-40264695/restorers-battle-to-fix-thousands-of-pieces-after-last-year-s-quake

Interview with Christopher Ferguson:

http://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/q-a/14062017-q-and-a-christopher-ferguson

More on the Montem Mound:

http://www.sloughexpress.co.uk/gallery/slough/116448/has-the-mystery-of-the-montem-mound-finally-been-solved.html

More on ‘Firehenge’ near Avebury:

http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/excavations-near-avebury-uncover-mysterious-firehenge-800-years-older-than-stonehenge/news-story/5c77e180d84d2ca6bfc04a5d465ad845
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/massive-wooden-fire-monument-older-stonehenge-180963642/

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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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Suggestion that a Shigir idol may have been carved with beaver teeth:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/others/news/beavers-teeth-used-to-carve-the-oldest-wooden-statue-in-the-world/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5661-170615-shigir-idol-beavers

Early Warring States period (or earlier) tomb from Hebei:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-06/13/c_136362094.htm
http://usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-06/15/content_29756205.htm

Studying the remains of human sacrifice victims at the Shang Dynasty Royal Cemetery:

https://www.livescience.com/59513-ancient-china-human-sacrifice-revealed.html
https://sg.news.yahoo.com/ancient-human-sacrifice-victims-faced-124900148.html

Excavating a 19th century Googong schoolhouse:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-06-15/19th-century-googong-school-house-unearthed/8619050

Australia’s history textbooks still have problems:

http://theconversation.com/history-textbooks-still-imply-that-australians-are-white-72796

Feature on restoring the Great Wall:

https://www.voanews.com/a/great-wall-restored/3902900.html

More on the ‘disappearance’ of the Jenny Lind:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/famous-19th-century-shipwreck-vanished-152800007.html

More on the possible rediscovery of the Pink and White Terraces:

http://www.newser.com/story/244152/researchers-say-theyve-found-lost-wonder-of-world.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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Searching for evidence of New Hampshire’s oldest occupants:

http://nhpr.org/post/digging-evidence-new-hampshires-earliest-inhabitants#stream/0

The UW-Madison dig at Aztalan Park:

http://www.dailyunion.com/news/article_614fb63c-5055-11e7-a4a4-0b2032816bcf.html

I think we mentioned this piece on Ohio’s Hopewell culture benefitting from immigrants:

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

19th century remains from a Luzerne County dig:

http://wnep.com/2017/06/13/archaeological-dig-unearths-an-interesting-past-in-luzerne-county/

Coverage of a dig in Shreveport:

https://www.ktbs.com/news/there-s-an-archaeological-dig-in-shreveport/article_239c332e-50af-11e7-a9fa-8b998111b1d1.html

Excitement about a possible ‘underground tunnel’ in Halifax:

http://globalnews.ca/news/3528108/underground-tunnel-rumours-fueled-by-discovery-of-old-halifax-sewer-line/

… that turned out to be a sewer pipe:

http://www.thetelegram.com/news/regional/2017/6/15/structure-initially-thought-to-be-possible-halifax-tunnel-just-a-sewer-pipe.html

Looking for Sitka remains in Alaska:

http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/06/14/woman-with-small-shovel-finds-a-clue-to-sitkas-paleo-past/

Possible shipwreck debris from an Oregon beach:

http://www.dailyastorian.com/Local_News/20170615/possible-shipwreck-debris-uncovered-in-cannon-beach
http://www.oregonlive.com/pacific-northwest-news/index.ssf/2017/06/debris_that_could_be_from_a_10.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5665-170616-oregon-coast-timber

Not sure if we mentioned this find of the wreck of the McCulloch off the California coast:

https://www.livescience.com/59488-historic-shipwreck-mcculloch-discovered.html
https://www.livescience.com/59491-photos-century-old-sunken-ship-found.html
http://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/17103/20170614/historic-shipwreck-spanish-american-war-discovered-southern-california-coast.htm

Plans for a dig at the St George River:

https://knox.villagesoup.com/p/dig-seeks-signs-of-elusive-fort-generals-estate-african-presence/1658176

The Shíshálh Archaeological Project has some interesting features:

http://thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/vibrant-culture-archaeological-project-reveals-faces-of-canadas-past

What Metin Eren is up to:

http://www.crainscleveland.com/article/20170617/NEWS/170619811/ksu-prof-is-an-archaeological-wunderkind

On the history of interracial marriage in Virginia:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2017/06/11/before-loving-v-virginia-another-interracial-couple-fought-in-court-for-their-marriage/

Feature on Mesa Verde:

https://www.livescience.com/27360-mesa-verde.html

On French art and the American Republic:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/arts/design/french-paintings-america-collects-bazille-national-gallery-review.html

More on Chumash relics from Santa Rosa Island:

http://www.independent.com/news/2017/jun/14/ancient-chumash-artifacts-found-santa-rosa/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A ‘volcanic’ theory about the El Volcan pyramid in Peru:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/mysterious-volcano-shaped-pyramid-discovered-peru-hosted-celebrations-honour-solar-eclipses-1624111

What we’re learning about the Guanacaste people:

http://www.vozdeguanacaste.com/en/articles/2017/06/16/pre-columbian-guanacastecans-wore-their-deads-bones-and-cut-their-enemies-heads

A number of funerary urns from a site in Tiscapa (Nicaragua):

http://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=14323&SEO=nicaraguan-experts-discover-archaeological-site

Feature on Tenochtitlan:

https://www.livescience.com/34660-tenochtitlan.html

Feature on Tordesillas:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170615-the-town-that-split-the-world-in-two

More on the Aztec temple excavation in Mexico City:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/science/aztec-temple-mexico-city.html
http://observer.com/2017/06/500-year-old-aztec-temple-discovered-mexico-city/
https://www.livescience.com/59468-aztec-temple-in-mexico-city.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/aztec-temple-discovered-mexico-city-ehecatl-tenichtitlan-templo-mayor-a7790901.html

More on that mask from Argentina:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mask-challenges-theories-origin-metalworking-south-america-180963630/
https://www.sciencealert.com/this-3-000-year-old-copper-mask-could-rewrite-the-history-books

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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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Someone recreated the Sutton Hoo helmet:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15341423.Sutton_Hoo_helmet_recreated_in_stunning_silver/

The ‘last line of defense’ role of archaeologists:

http://www.hcn.org/articles/archaeologists-protect-ruins-from-destruction-Southwest

A painting from the Scott era was found in Antarctica:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40245227
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5657-170614-antarctic-watercolor-painting

On promoting the humanities:

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/06/13/scholars-unconvincing-case-about-value-humanities-essay

On the word ‘idiot’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/opinion/trump-and-the-true-meaning-of-idiot.html

On Shakespeare’s ‘politics’:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp/2017/06/13/the-trump-family-shouldnt-fight-shakespeare-theyll-lose/

Some Juneteenth coverage:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/dining/juneteenth-food-slavery-abolition.html

An 18th century botanical colouring book:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/14/us/coloring-book-trnd/index.html
http://www.botanicus.org/title/b11968564

We may have mentioned this forger before:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/06/the-forger-who-fooled-the-art-world/
http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/real-life/news-life/master-forger-who-fooled-world-used-mates-face-in-roman-sculpture/news-story/073eecd879b282991269d5c9ba042fd8

On some cultures that practiced human sacrifice:

https://www.livescience.com/59514-cultures-that-practiced-human-sacrifice.html

The stolen brain of St John Bosco was recovered:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/06/16/stolen-brain-st-john-bosco-found-kettle

Latest Polynesian vessel recreation and its trip:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traditional-polynesian-vessel-complete-round-world-journey-180963734/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-40316930

On how Pasteur changed chemistry:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/14/science/louis-pasteur-chirality-chemistry.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fscience

Feature on Ignaz von Dollinger:

https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2017/06/13/man-who-fought-papal-infallibility

Review of a biography of Machiavelli:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/books/review/be-like-the-fox-machiavelli-biography-erica-benner.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Age of Empires:

https://hyperallergic.com/374312/from-a-jade-burial-suit-to-terracotta-warriors-a-blockbuster-display-of-chinas-ancient-treasures/

Pompeii:

http://portlandtribune.com/pt/11-features/362885-241681-pompeii-the-exhibition
http://www.oregonlive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/06/omsi_pompeii_comes_to_portland.html

Roman hoards:

http://thenantwichnews.co.uk/2017/06/13/roman-hoards-exhibition-opens-at-nantwich-museum/

Hyping the Hatay Archaeological Museum’s soon-to-arrive mosaics:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hatay-to-welcome-worlds-largest-mosaic-collection.aspx?pageID=238&nid=114274&NewsCatID=375

Feature on the items at the San Giovanni metro stop in Rome:

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/rome-san-giovanni-metro-museum-artifacts-unearthed/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Studying ancient weapons with xray and neutron technology:

http://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/archaeology-x-ray-neutron-15062017/

Feature on the techy side of the multispectral imaging technology used to reveal that Hebrew writing:

http://forward.com/fast-forward/374823/israeli-scientists-read-invisible-words-ancient-pottery-digital-camera/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Another piece on using DNA to track migrations:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-dna-could-unravel-mystery-prehistoric-european-migration-180963702/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Italian libraries:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/travel/italian-libraries-hidden-treasures-books-architecture-art.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/13/travel/what-to-read-tour-of-italian-libraries.html

Machu Picchu:

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/machu-picchu-and-the-sacred-valley-peru/index.html

Dartmoor:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/jun/17/discovering-dartmoor-devon-on-patrol-landscape-detective-mary-ann-ochota

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CRIME BEAT
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Native American objects stolen from a Durango storage facility:

https://durangoherald.com/articles/165517-native-american-artifacts-worth-thousands-stolen-from-durango-storage
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/colorado/articles/2017-06-14/native-american-artifacts-stolen-in-colorado

Ottoman era Qurans seized at Cairo’s airport:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/271103/Heritage/Islamic/Qurans-from-Ottoman-era-seized-at-Cairo-Internatio.aspx

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/06/culture-crime-news-5-11-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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The American University in Cairo returned some items:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/270845/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/AUC-hands-over-Egyptian-artefacts-from–excavation.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/7659/AUC-returns-5-000-artifacts-to-Antiquities-Ministry
http://www.egyptindependent.com/auc-hands-over-5000-artifacts-fustat-excavation/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5655-170613-egypt-cairo-repatriation

Meanwhile, Cambridge is refusing to return some artifacts to Australia:

https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-06-17/cambridge-university-refuses-to-return-aboriginal-artifacts-to-australia
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-australia-aborigines-idUSKBN1980A6?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n24.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n25.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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I’m really not sure what to do with all this Trump/Julius Caesar stuff that has been clogging my mailbox this week … focus varies:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/06/12/opinions/caesar-free-expression-opinion-maltby/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/12/theater/julius-caesar-shakespeare-donald-trump.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/arts-and-entertainment/wp/2017/06/16/calpurnia-as-melania-octavius-as-jared-the-public-theater-goes-full-trump-with-julius-caesar-in-central-park/
http://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2017/06/17/trump-activists-interrupt-caesar-play-jpm-orig.cnn
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/theater/julius-caesar-central-park-trump-protesters.html

La Mere Coupable:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/16/arts/an-operatic-rarity-picks-up-where-mozart-and-rossini-left-off.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

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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/2625-audio-news-from-archaeologica-4-june-2017-10-june-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Anne Pippin Burnett:

https://news.uchicago.edu/article/2017/06/12/anne-pippin-burnett-renowned-scholar-greek-poetry-1925%E2%80%932017

Rudolph Masciantonio:

http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/20160924_Rudolph_Masciantonio__75__retired_foreign_language_director_for_Philly_schools.html

Ben Finney:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/17/us/ben-finney-dead-hawaii-tahiti.html

Philip Gossett:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/15/arts/music/philip-gossett-scholar-who-brought-operas-back-to-life-dies-at-75.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Chana Bloch:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/09/books/chana-bloch-died-poet-and-translator.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

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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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