Explorator 20.27 ~ October 29, 2017

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Rick Heli,
David Emery,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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Evidence that an older, ‘injured’ Neanderthal was taken care of by others:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-older-neandertal-survived-friends.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/wuis-ons102317.php
https://gizmodo.com/neanderthals-with-disabilities-survived-through-social-1819801216

More on Neanderthal genetic legacy:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-neanderthals-human-genetics-crossroads-asia.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171024130617.htm

Sabre-toothed cats may have been around when modern humans were around:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/saber-toothed-cats-may-have-co-existed-modern-humans-180965349/

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AFRICA
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On questioning ‘Out of Africa’:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-theory-humans-emerged-africa-questionedthat.html

The aboriginal inhabitants of the Canary Islands originally hailed from Africa:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/su-tgo102617.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-10-guanches-north-africa-dna-study.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171026135349.htm

What Jane Humphris is up to:

http://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/26/10/2017/Sudan-dig-A-home-away-from-home-for-head-of-UCL-Qatar-project-archaeologist

More on that ‘antiquities awareness’ campaign in Libya:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/libyan-antiquities-are-subject-awareness-campaign

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Coptic ‘tombstone’ from the Avenue of the Sphinxes in Luxor:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/29054/New-tombstone-discovered-dating-back-to-Coptic-Era
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/10/23/coptic-tombstone-dates-coptic-era-discovered-luxor/
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/42/280244/Heritage/Coptic/Coptic-tombstone-unearthed-at-Sphinxes-Avenue-in-L.aspx
https://www.livescience.com/60749-ancient-coptic-tombstone-discovered.html

… and it was for a 10-year-old girl:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/10/25/luxors-coptic-tombstone-discovered-week-belongs-10-year-old-girl/
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/280309/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Newly-discovered-Coptic-tombstone-in-Luxor-belonge.aspx

Overviewish thing of some recent finds from Luxor:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/29230/Latest-discoveries-found-in-Luxor

Feature on the ‘Coptic era’:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/18/279022/Books/The-Coptic-era-The-bridge-between-the-pharaonic-an.aspx

Feature on Pelusium:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/29495/Ep-1-Holy-Family-in-Egypt-Pelusium-ruins-reveal-war

Those sound and light shows appear to be a major source of revenue:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2017/10/26/sound-light-agrees-increase-antiquities-ministry-profits-20-2020/

An 8600 years bp bear statuette from Izmir:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/10/22/8600-year-old-bear-statuette-unearthed-in-turkeys-izmir

Digs shedding some light on Abu Dhabi 7000 years bp:

https://www.khaleejtimes.com/nation/abu-dhabi-archaeological-finds-shed-light-on-life-in-abu-dhabi-7000-years-ago

A cuneiform ‘archive’ from Iraqi Kurdistan:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171023180303.htm
http://www.aina.org/news/20171023143436.htm
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2017/archaeologists-uncover-cuneiform-archive-in-iraqs-kurdish-region
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-cuneiform-tablets-northern-iraq-180966923/

Finds from various periods from the subway construction in Istanbul:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/earliest-traces-of-turks-in-anatolia-found-in-istanbul-121444

Ongoing concerns for Bronze Age sites in Gaza:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-gaza-bronze-age-concrete.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/gaza-bronze-age-remains-disappearing-under-concrete/
http://artdaily.com/news/99763/Gaza-Bronze-Age-remains-disappearing-under-concrete
http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/gaza-bronze-age-remains-disappearing-under-concrete
http://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/10/palestine-youth-protest-tell-es-sakan-old-historic-dredging.html

… and protests:

http://www.memri.org/tv/gaza-destruction-archaeological-site-by-hamas

A shipwreck off Oman associated with Vasco da Gama has yielded the oldest known example of an astrolabe:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-oldest-marine-tool-revealed-scanning.html
https://www.livescience.com/60761-oldest-astrolabe-navigation-tool-found.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-41724022
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/10/24/earliest-navigation-tool-found-at-shipwreck-off-oman-coast
http://www.newsweek.com/shipwreck-discovered-oman-reveals-secrets-500-year-old-navigation-device-691280
http://nhpr.org/post/left-explorers-armada-shipwreck-yields-earliest-known-marine-astrolabe
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/24/559772740/left-by-explorers-armada-shipwreck-yields-earliest-known-marine-astrolabe
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/10/navigation-tool-astrolabe-vasco-da-gama-shipwreck-esmeralda-spd/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-mariners-astrolabe-found-shipwreck-near-oman-2-180966980/

Eight Ottoman-era cannons from off the Antalya coast:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/10/26/ottoman-cannons-see-light-of-day-again

Studying Jordan’s ‘basalt desert’:

http://menafn.com/1095974464/Dutch-scholar-researches-entire-history-of-basalt-desert-in-Jordan

More on those ‘gates’ in Saudi Arabia:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-google-earth-reveals-ancient-stone.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/science/saudi-arabia-gates-google-earth.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-10-24/uwa-archaeologist-google-earth-ancient-saudi-structures/9079694
https://www.timesofisrael.com/mystery-ancient-stone-structures-spotted-in-saudi-desert/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Apparently we’ve been wrong about the Portland Vase for quite a while:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-centuries-old-theories-roman-glass.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/chemistry/roman-glass-theory-wrong-for-centuries

The Barberini Tomb is opening to the public:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/10/26/barberini-tomb-to-open-on-via-latina_f3aaf98e-00a3-4041-931d-9e6ba34c2d64.html

Suggestion that Classicists stay out of alt-right arguments:

https://panampost.com/editor/2017/10/27/why-classicists-should-stay-out-of-the-alt-right-propaganda-dilemma/

On the ‘statue debate’ in ancient times:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/2017/10/rewriting-history-a-brief-history/

Learning from the fall of the Republic:

https://www.thenation.com/article/what-the-us-can-learn-from-the-fall-of-the-roman-republic/

On tyrants and poetry:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20171025-why-tyrants-love-to-write-poetry

Studying how to live like a Stoic:

https://apps.carleton.edu/academics/archive/?story_id=1646310

What Bettina Bergmann is up to:

https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2017/10/27/goldberg-lecturer-to-offer-birds-eye-view-of-roman-art/

What Aaron Poochigian is up to:

http://collegian.csufresno.edu/2017/10/22/professors-mellifluous-reading-grabs-attention/

Adrienne Mayor’s Amazon book was study material for Wonder Woman actors:

https://news.stanford.edu/thedish/2017/10/26/wonder-woman-actors-inspired-by-adrienne-mayors-book-on-amazons/

Feature on Darius and the Scythians:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/darius-herodotus-and-the-scythians/
An app to guide you through the Forum:

http://www.mikeanderson.biz/2017/10/let-me-take-you-on-tour-of-roman-forum.html

On Killing of a Sacred Deer:

http://www.vulture.com/2017/10/the-killing-of-a-sacred-deer-and-greek-myths.html

Latin is doing well in Branford:

http://www.shorelinetimes.com/news/latin-is-alive-and-well-in-branford/article_88a52326-bd03-5080-97be-54536c7676c2.html

Feature on the Aeneid:

http://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-virgils-aeneid-85459

In a similar vein:

https://www.mercatornet.com/features/view/virgils-aeneid-the-most-influential-poem-ever-written/20613

Hopefully we’ll see more on this … a possible Roman ‘fort’ site in the Teutoburg Forest:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/romans-last-stand-archaeologists-find-site-of-massacre-by-german-tribes-g3klhvfmj

I think we mentioned this upcoming study of lead in the Roman Empire:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-archaeologists-poisoning-affected-roman-empire.html
http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/deadly-lead-how-lead-poisoning-affected-roman-empire

On the therapeutic side of Greek Tragedy:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/healing-power-greek-tragedy-180965220/

Review of Rudolph, *Taste and the Ancient Senses*:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uok-atb102617.php

More on finds from the Antikythera shipwreck site:

https://blog.oup.com/2017/10/antikythera-shipwreck-finds/

More on Greek theatre acoustics:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/acoustics-ancient-greek-theaters-may-no-longer-be-so-great-180965360/
https://www.thestage.co.uk/opinion/tabard/2017/diary-greek-myth-goes-dutch/

More on the Roman ‘theatre’ in Jerusalem:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/roman-theater-discovery-near-jerusalem-s-western-wall-delights-archaeologists-n814101

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A possible Bronze Age ‘standing stone’ from Switzerland:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/prehistoric-menhir-switzerland-discover-archaeologists-bern-breitnacher-a8017701.html
https://www.thelocal.ch/20171024/bronze-age-menhir-found-near-bern
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6047-171025-switzerland-stone-monument

A 4000 years bp earring from near Lincoln:

http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeologists-find-4000-year-old-692608

What they’re learning from that 3250 years bp battlefield site in the Tollense Valley:

https://www.livescience.com/60739-europe-oldest-battlefield-yields-secrets.html
https://www.livescience.com/60756-photos-bronze-age-battlefield.html
http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-bones-3000-year-old-german-battlefield-were-fierce-warriors-trained-691791
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6040-171023-germany-tollense-valley

3000 years bp burials from Norway:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/23/c_136700387.htm

Evidence of some 400 Iron Age houses from a site in Denmark:

http://sciencenordic.com/archaeologists-excavate-400-iron-age-houses-denmark

Suggestion that desire for squirrel fur may have contributed to a medieval leprosy outbreak:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/sjcu-cst102517.php
https://phys.org/news/2017-10-squirrel-contributed-england-medieval-leprosy.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171025103109.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/25/viking-squirrels-may-have-brought-leprosy-britain-says-cambridge/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41748336
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/25/medieval-love-of-squirrel-fur-may-have-helped-spread-leprosy-study-reveals
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-viking-squirrels-brought-leprosy-england-180966986/

Studying items found associated with a medieval Scottish hospital:

http://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/medical-mysteries-of-scotland-s-medieval-hospital-unearthed-1-4596577

Metal detectorists have found a hoard of 13th century coins:

http://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/coins-unearthed-700-years-later-1-8820624

… while a 10 year old on a dig found a 16th century coin at Castle Fraser:

https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/fp/news/local/north-east-schoolboy-finds-ancient-coin-at-dig-at-castle-fraser/
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeenshire/1347002/school-boy-unearths-rare-elizabethan-coin-on-day-out/

… and they’re going to tell us the value of the Jersey Celtic hoard:

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2017/10/24/coin-hoard-value-to-be-released/

Some rings found by metal detectorists have been declared treasure:

http://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/15618066.Two_medieval_rings_found_by_metal_detectorists_are_treasure__inquest_finds/

Hurricane Ophelia revealed a burial in Ireland:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/509042/hurricane-ophelia-unearthed-ancient-skeleton-ireland

Concerns for assorted sites in the UK:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-41751045

… and how to save them:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-41747886

Some restoration work on Beverley Gate in Hull:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-41733749

What Richard Bradley is up to:

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15625454.University_to_host_lecture_on_Indiana_Jones_style_archaeologist_who_collected_tens_of_thousands_of_items_from_around_the_world/

Nice slide show of assorted megalithic monuments in Europe:

https://elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2017/10/20/album/1508501411_200749.html

Feature on the ‘Lion Man’:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/science-environment-41727505/the-lion-man-an-ice-age-masterpiece

More on the Viking ‘Allah’ thing:

https://hyperallergic.com/407746/refuting-viking-allah-textiles-meaning/

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Suggestion that a 6000 years bp skull found decades ago in New Guinea is probably a tsunami victim:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-aitape-skull-world-oldest-tsunami.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/fm-6sc102317.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/10/171025150631.htm
https://www.livescience.com/60772-ancient-skull-tsunami-victim.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/science/skull-tsunami-victim.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/oct/25/skull-tsunami-papua-new-guinea-oldest-victim?CMP=twt_a-science_b-gdnscience
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/25/ancient-papua-new-guinea-skull-oldest-known-tsunami-victim/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-41757232
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/10/25/first-tsunami-victim/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/skull-may-be-oldest-known-tsunami-victim-180966982/

A 5000 years bp figurine with a feathered headdress from western Siberia:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/unique-5000-year-old-figurine-with-feather-headdress-found-in-old-potato-field-in-novosibirsk/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6041-171023-russia-feathered-headdress

5.6 tonnes (!) of 800 years bp coinage from Jiangxi:

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2117117/mystery-over-tonnes-ancient-coins-found-buried-chinese-village

Finds from various periods from a Xinjiang site:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/26/c_136707693.htm

… and ‘tomb clusters’ from Chongqing:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/27/c_136709805.htm

A 700 years bp shipwreck associated with the descendents of Genghis Khan:

https://www.livescience.com/60753-china-shipwreck-from-mongols-era.html
http://www.newsweek.com/china-mongol-shipwreck-reveals-golden-treasure-when-descendants-genghis-khan-692511
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6044-171024-china-river-shipwreck

… and there are concerns for sites in Mongolia:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/blog/2017/oct/26/beyond-ghengis-khan-how-looting-threatens-to-erase-mongolias-history

Feature on the looting of Cambodian antiquities:

https://smarthistory.org/looting-cambodia/

Dating the Bakhshali manuscript (and zero):

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-bakhshali-manuscript-world-oldest.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uoa-tbm102517.php

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http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

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http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Checking out a Native American axe head found in Washington State:

http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/article180088371.html

Hurricane Irma may have revealed some Calusa artifacts in Florida:

http://www.naplesnews.com/story/news/environment/2017/10/25/hurricane-irma-might-have-unearthed-calusa-artifacts-marco-island-preserve/795862001/
http://naplesherald.com/2017/10/26/irma-turns-calusa-artifact-trove-marco/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6049-171026florida-calusa-artifacts

Britain is giving the Franklin wrecks to Canada:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-britain-canada-shipwrecks-explorer-franklin.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/23/britain-to-give-canada-recently-found-1800s-arctic-shipwrecks
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/23/britain-give-canada-john-franklin-expedition-shipwrecks-hms/
http://www.richmond.com/news/latest-news/ap/britain-to-give-canada-the-shipwrecks-of-explorer-franklin/article_8b1b2feb-9c02-508a-9072-f182e21661f0.html
http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/10/23/559601361/u-k-offers-famed-arctic-shipwrecks-as-exceptional-gift-to-canada
http://www.therepublic.com/2017/10/23/eu-britain-canada-shipwrecks/

They’re looking at the burials in the church in Jamestown and finding interesting things:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/experts-have-uncovered-remains-at-americas-first-permanent-colony-but-whose-bones-are-they/2017/10/26/6ceaa0c4-b446-11e7-be94-fabb0f1e9ffb_story.html
http://www.fredericksburg.com/features/experts-have-uncovered-remains-at-jamstown—but-whose/article_c727bb8c-bb3d-11e7-bee7-07d741d1ca91.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6053-171027-virginia-jamestown-graves

A possible (recent) time capsule from Jamestown too:

http://www.wdbj7.com/content/news/Archaeologists-in-Jamestown-find-a-mysterious-box-from-the-past-453670893.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6050-171026-jamestown-time-capsule

Interesting finds from Plymouth:

http://www.patriotledger.com/news/20171024/archaeology-teams-come-up-with-interesting-finds-in-plymouth

A possible Revolution-era well from Boerum Hill:

https://www.brooklynpaper.com/stories/40/43/dtg-revolutionary-war-well-boerum-hill-2017-10-27-bk.html

They were exploring Boston’s Old North Church’s 200 years bp crypt in anticipation of opening it up for tourists:

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2017/10/25/old-north-church-opens-year-old-crypt/8KmL9GteGgKkZA43JC4TYP/story.html
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/massachusetts/articles/2017-10-26/tomb-reopened-in-citys-oldest-surviving-church
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/oct/26/centuries-old-tomb-linked-to-paul-reveres-ride-reo/

… and what they found:

https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2017/10/27/heres-what-they-found-in-the-old-north-church-tomb

The potential archaeological impact of Trump’s wall:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/03/21/how-trumps-wall-would-trample-hundreds-of-archaeological-sites/#4b0d494655ec

On fighting over statuary:

http://politi.co/2zd1b9x

Feature on Viking settlements in and on the way to North America:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/visit-viking-settlement-sites-180965257/

More on turquoise mining in the American southwest:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-10/uoa-rsn101817.php

I think we mentioned this study of Maine middens:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/19/science/native-americans-shell-middens-maine.html
http://www.newser.com/story/250564/piles-of-old-shells-are-important-endangered-history-lesson.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on the Chimu Culture:

https://smarthistory.org/chimu/

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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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A possible hidden, unfinished portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/27/unfinished-mary-queen-scots-portrait-could-hidden-behind-1589/
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/mary-queen-scots-image-discovery-hidden-painting-ghostly-face-portrait-a8022316.html
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/oct/27/secret-portrait-of-mary-queen-of-scots-lost-for-centuries-goes-on-display

On Romanians and garlic:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20171026-why-romanians-are-obsessed-with-garlic

The seasonal Hallowe’en-related things (to be taken with the usual grains of salt):

https://www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/weve-forgotten-about-halloweens-roots-threats-and-thrills/article36749302/
http://metro.co.uk/2017/10/26/where-did-halloween-come-from-origins-and-why-we-celebrate-on-all-hallows-eve-7028563/
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/10/cats-rats-bats-Halloween-animal-history/

… and features on Vampire burials probably are seasonal too:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/deviant-burials-poland-open-casket-secret-lives-vampires-180966970/
http://theconversation.com/how-long-have-we-believed-in-vampires-85639

… and a piece on the first woman convicted of witchcraft (in the US):

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/nyregion/connecticut-witchcraft-trials.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion

… and a review of *Frankenstein: the first Two Hundred Years*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/23/books/review/christopher-frayling-frankenstein.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

On the history of mincemeat pies:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crusades-christmas-history-mincemeat-pies-180966981/

A 16th century manuscript full of advice for Samurai:

https://www.livescience.com/60738-ancient-samurai-book-reveals-warrior-rules.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/songbook-16th-century-spells-out-samurai-customs-tactics-and-baby-names-180965361/

Folks might be interested in this Einstein autograph story:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2017/10/24/einstein-scribbled-his-theory-of-happiness-in-place-of-a-tip-it-just-sold-for-more-than-1-million/#

Feature on Luca Pacioli:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-41582244

Feature on Renoir’s Luncheon of the Boating Party:

http://www.npr.org/2017/10/26/559515290/guess-who-renoir-was-in-love-with-in-luncheon-of-the-boating-party

Feature on assorted ‘drowned towns’:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/turkey-hasankeyf-ilisu-dam-underwater-ghost-towns-lost-cities/

Rome has opened an ‘Open Restoration Workshop’:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/10/25/rome-open-restoration-workshop-opens_b0d03d15-2e21-4940-99d0-ecf31d0c3fd7.html

Latest Shakespeare-was-really-someone-else thing:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/oct/28/william-shakespeare-buried-westminster-abbey-alexander-waugh

The Louvre is bidding on a Book of Hours that the UK really wants to keep:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/10/25/renaissance-masterpiece-lost-britain-louvre-makes-bid/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/louvre-campaign-to-get-renaissance-book-back-from-britain-0bvdpqcgl

Who really discovered America:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/who-discovered-america-21102017/

I think we mentioned this Titanic letter which fetched a nice price at auction:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/world/europe/uk-titanic-letter-record.html

A manuscript documenting a 17th century witch trial is coming to auction:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/oct/26/witchcraft-rare-manuscript-of-woeful-witness-to-17th-century-trial-up-for-sale

Victor Nuovo brings his series to an end:

http://www.addisonindependent.com/201710victor-nuovo-irony-american-history

Marking Horace Walpole’s 300th birthday:

https://news.yale.edu/2017/10/24/walpolooza-celebration-marks-horace-walpoles-300th-birthday

More on the ‘nude Mona Lisa’:

http://www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/10/22/france-nude-mona-lisa-bittermann.cnn

Review of de Hamel, *Meetings With Remarkable Manuscripts*:

https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-complicated-political-lives-of-medieval-manuscripts

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Lewis Hine photos:

http://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-41699836/lewis-hine-and-the-photos-that-changed-america

Codebreakers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-41696274
http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/calendar/whatson/codebreakers-and-groundbreakers

Nineveh:

http://www.rmo.nl/english/exhibitions/nineveh

Holocaust papers:

http://www.breitbart.com/jerusalem/2017/10/25/rare-trove-papers-believed-lost-holocaust-go-display-u-s/

Burying Treasure during WWII:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/10/24/buried-treasure-from-wwii-photo-exhibit-at-national-archaeological-museum/

Ancient Mediterranean:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/museums/ct-ent-field-ancient-mediterranean-1019-story.html

Renaissance Folios:

http://www.newsadvance.com/lifestyles/lynchburg-college-exhibit-features-translated-renaissance-era-folios/article_959e1af9-c181-54ba-9846-41a20530488e.html

Scythians:

http://blog.britishmuseum.org/the-british-museum-membercast-the-bp-exhibition-scythians-warriors-of-ancient-siberia/

Ongoing concerns about the Museum of the Bible’s collection:

https://dc.curbed.com/2017/10/23/16520244/bible-museum-artifacts-scholars-dc

The National Museum of Korea is returning plenty of items to local museums:

http://english.donga.com/List/3/04/26/1106614/1

The National Museum of Scotland has acquired the Galloway Viking Hoard:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2017/oct/26/galloway-viking-hoard-acquired-by-national-museums-of-scotland

More hype for the Grand Egyptian Museum:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/280450/Heritage/GrecoRoman/Ptolemaic-crown-pillar-to-be-transported-to-the-Gr.aspx

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on assorted technologies used by archaeologists:

https://phys.org/news/2017-10-hi-tech-archaeological-scientists.html
http://www.concordmonitor.com/aerial-archaeology-dartmouth-12725363

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying prehistoric DNA from Malawi:

http://emorywheel.com/26137-2/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

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

http://www.jewishpress.com/sections/magdala/2017/10/23/

Guatemala:

http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/lifestyle/travel/sd-tr-guatemala-20171025-story.html

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CRIME BEAT
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In case you missed the looted antiquities at London Frieze Masters:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/oct/22/looted-antiquities-allegedly-on-sale-at-london-frieze-masters-art-fair
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/frieze-masters-art-fair-accused-of-selling-stolen-ancient-greek-vases-9hwgq88n2
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2017/10/23/looted-greek-antiquities-allegedly-on-sale-at-london-art-fair/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/27808-report-looted-greek-antiquities-allegedly-on-sale-at-london-art-fair.html

… and Greece is putting in a claim:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2017/10/26/greek-culture-ministry-to-claim-two-stolen-antiquities-up-for-sale-in-london/
http://news.gtp.gr/2017/10/26/greek-culture-ministry-claim-stolen-antiquities-sale-london/
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-10/26/c_136708032.htm

On theft of works from Italian churches:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/world/europe/italy-churches-theft.html

Three more folks sentenced for looting a Mississippi mound:

http://www.chron.com/news/crime/article/3-more-people-sentenced-for-looting-Mississippi-12301130.php

Vandals hit a statue of Roosevelt:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/26/arts/protesters-deface-roosevelt-statue-outside-natural-history-museum.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fnyregion

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/10/culture-crime-news-16-22-october-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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France returned eight items to Egypt:

http://www.menafn.com/1095999291/France-hands-over-eight-Egyptian-antiquities-seized-from-traffickers
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/280412/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/France-to-return–stolen-ancient-Egyptian-artefact.aspx

Colombia wants Spain to return the Quimbaya Treasure:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2017/10/19/colombia/1508439951_173982.html

In case you missed the mosaic from Caligula’s ship story:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-italy-culture-caligula/italy-gets-back-looted-mosaic-from-emperor-caligulas-ship-idUSKBN1CP23I
https://www.thelocal.it/20171023/mosaic-found-caligulas-ship-nemi

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n43.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n44.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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Oedipus el Rey:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/25/theater/theater-review-oedipus-el-rey-luis-alfaro.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater

Richard III:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/12/theater/richard-iii-review-shakespeare-brooklyn-academy-of-music.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftheater

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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/2665-audio-news-from-archaeologica-15-october-2017-21-october-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Diana Hutchins Angulo:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/10/22/obituaries/diana-hutchins-angulo-dead.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fobituaries

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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763

Bones to Drones: Science in Archaeology (Nov. 2017)

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/the-cba-wessex-annual-conference-women-in-wessex/

Theoretical Archaeology Group (Dec. 2017):

http://tag2017cardiff.org/

Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

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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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