Explorator 20.37 ~ January 7, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Bob Heuman, ‘muddy102’, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, David Critchley, Rick Heli,
Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

Happy New Year!

[I notice the superfluous spacing continues to plague this; I’ll be
trying something new next week]

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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More on that 500 000 years bp ‘school of rock’ (the horrible pun that appears to have stuck), now also dubbed a ‘picnic spot’  in Israel:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.825168
https://www.yahoo.com/news/archeologists-unearth-ancient-apos-picnic-104854341.html
https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/164591-180107-500-000-year-old-paradise-site-discovered-just-off-israel-s-busiest-highway

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AFRICA
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Studying the Nok culture:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/guf-nrp010518.php

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Late period artifacts, including a statue of Psamtik  I  from Tel Al Phareen:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/286388/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Remains-of-royal-ancient-Egyptian-artefacts-uncove.aspx

http://www.egyptindependent.com/royal-ancient-egyptian-artifacts-uncovered-tel-al-pharaeen/

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/39116/Artifacts-dating-back-to-King-Psmatik-I-era-uncovered-in

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-mysterious-2600-year-old-temple-and-statues-point-holy-site-hill-767737

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6244-180102-egypt-king-psamtik- i

Antiquities smugglers in Egypt face life imprisonment:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/39167/Antiquities-smugglers-to-face-up-to-life-imprisonment-Amendment

Feature on the story of Sinuhe:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/39222/Ancient-Egypt-VIII-Ancient-Egyptians-initiate-world-literature

A 10 000 years bp flint knife from Samaria:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-graders-uncover-10000-year-old-flint-knife-during-school-dig-in-samaria/

Repeating a two-year-old article on the find of a Philistine burial ground at Ashkelon:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/first-ever-philistine-cemetery-unearthed-at-ashkelon/

Plenty of coverage of the find of a 2700 years bp clay seal impression from the Western Wall plaza being touted as evidence of the ‘Governor or Jerusalem’:

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/240091

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Seal-from-First-Temple-Period-found-at-kotel-supports-Biblical-accounts-522533

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.832330

https://www.timesofisrael.com/2700-year-old-seal-impression-cements-existence-of-biblical-jerusalem-governor/

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/jewish-news/western-wall-plaza-excavations-yield-first-temple-hebrew-inscribed-message/2018/01/01/

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-02/israeli-archaeologists-find-ancient-seal/9298084

https://www.livescience.com/61326-jerusalem-governor-clay-seal.html

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-clay-seal-discovered-jerusalem-could-have-belonged-citys-governor-2700-767353

http://www.theblaze.com/news/2018/01/01/israeli-archaeologists-find-2700-year-old-artifact-that-backs-biblical-record

https://www.yahoo.com/news/israeli-archaeologists-2-700-old-governor-jerusalem-seal-111050734.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-israel-archaeology/idUSKBN1EQ0WH

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6246-180102-jerusalem-governor-seal

… and a good piece stripping away the hype:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/does-this-tiny-piece-of-clay-mean-the-bible-is-true

What Paul Ray is up to:

http://www.menafn.com/1096295103/American-archaeologist-explores-Tell-Jalul-in-central-Jordan
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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First century burial chambers from Metropolis:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/burial-chambers-uncovered-in-metropolis-125175

A metal detectorist found a small Roman hoard in Gloucestershire:

http://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/metal-detector-enthusiast-makes-find-1006693

More evidence of a Roman presence in Brno:

http://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/archaeologists-find-former-roman-presence-in-brno

Not sure where to put this 1600 years bp board game find from a burial in Slovakia:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20730977/ancient-board-game-has-no-parallel-in-europe.html

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6258-180105-slovakia-board-game

Feature on the Temple of Garni:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/whats-ancient-roman-temple-doing-armenia-1-180967756/

Feature on Baiae:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180104-ancient-romes-sinful-city-at-the-bottom-of-the-sea

Due to a lack of guards, they’ve shut down the site of Nemea:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/01/03/greece-shuts-down-ancient-nemea-site-says-archaeologist-who-recovered-it/

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/29259-ministry-closes-ancient-nemea-site-says-archaeologist-who-recovered-it.html

Suggestion that a temple of Mithras in northern England aligns with the sun on December 25 (lots of issues with that):

https://www.livescience.com/61309-roman-temple-sun-alignment-christ-birth.html

In case you haven’t heard about the upcoming (again) Cleopatra remake:

http://www.newsweek.com/cleopatra-remake-david-scarpa-game-thrones-769201

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/05/cleopatra-big-beautiful-nose-hollywood-convention

Nice feature on how Eratosthenes did his circumference calculations:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/01/03/how-ancient-greek-mathematician-eratosthenes-calculated-the-earths-circumference-video/

Feature on Janus:

https://theconversation.com/who-was-janus-the-roman-god-of-beginnings-and-endings-86853

Feature on pagans and Christians arguing over New Year’s:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2018/01/01/why-did-early-christians-and-pagans-fight-over-new-years-day/

Item on how Latin helps in the digital age:

https://www.ft.com/content/73f75fb4-da8f-11e7-a039-c64b1c09b482

How Latin evolved into the Romance languages:

https://theconcourse.deadspin.com/how-latin-became-the-romance-languages-1821640626

Review of Mendelsohn’s *An Odyssey*:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/an-odyssey-a-father-a-son-and-an-epic-daniel-mendelsohn/news-story/b77ff9bac55be75eeeb743a8ad606a24

Review of Robert Harris’ Cicero trilogy:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/review-imperium-lustrum-and-dictator-by-robert-harris-dqskgftw7

Review(ish) of Stephen Fry, *Mythos*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/kind-book-stephen-frys-mythos-knows-clever-fun/

Review of Mike Duncan, *The Storm Before the Storm*:

http://bismarcktribune.com/entertainment/books-and-literature/book-examines-decline-of-roman-empire/article_ae725bab-2a40-545a-b3c9-1bad10debb10.html

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Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 4000 bp wooden henge from Yorkshire near the North Sea:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-year-old-woodhenge-yorkshire-sauna.html

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/ancient-henge-discovered-in-yorkshire-1-8930717

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/woodhenge-4000-year-old-yorkshire-ancient-sauna-a8143851.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/01/04/could-4000-year-ancient-monument-yorkshires-first-sauna/

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/did-britons-sit-in-sauna-at-wooden-stonehenge-hplnk08nt

https://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2018/01/05/4000-year-old-woodhenge-discovered-ancient-sauna/109177954/

http://www.newsweek.com/yorkshire-archaeologists-discover-ancient-monument-woodhenge-cremation-sauna-768763

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/ancient-woodhenge-discovered-england-could-have-been-4000-year-old-sauna-crematorium-1653717

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6245-180102-england-wood-henge

Evidence that Worcester dates back to the early Iron Age:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-42516333

Feature on a post-Roman pit house found at the Lincoln bypass dig:

http://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-news/footprint-post-roman-home-lincoln-1002644

Archaeologists feel they are close to finding the monastery that produced the Book of Deer:

https://www.scotsman.com/regions/aberdeen-north-east/breakthrough-in-quest-for-book-of-deer-monastery-1-4655114

Suggestion that some stone slabs might be linked to the lost kingdom of Strathclyde:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/ancient-stone-slabs-could-be-linked-to-lost-kingdom-of-strathclyde-1-4651577

The Great East Window of York Minster has been restored:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-42551807

Feature on some shipwrecks off Wales:

http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hidden-wrecks-wales-you-never-14112956

More on that Catholic burial at St Albans:

http://www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/15802463.Archaeologists_discover_child___s_body_during_cathedral_dig/

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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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45 000 years bp stone tools from a cave in Xinjiang (we may have mentioned this one):

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-cave-china-45000-year-old-stone-toolsanimal-bones-excavation-768608

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6250-180103-china-tongtiandong-cave

Mesolithic tools from a Mumbai beach:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/mumbai-news/tools-near-mumbai-beach-trace-human-settlements-to-middle-stone-age/story-B8EI1618lgZq9hvcsPH0GO.html

Bihar’s chief minister spotted a mound which turned out to have 3000 years bp potsherds:

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/mound-found-by-bihar-cm-nitish-kumar-yields-3000-year-old-potsherds-5006726/

https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/mound-spotted-by-nitish-kumar-yields-3000-year-old-potsherds-1794322

https://www.nationalheraldindia.com/national/mound-found-by-nitish-yields-3000-year-old-potsherds

https://www.telegraphindia.com/states/jharkhand/nitish-the-archaeologist-197847

Evidence of a 3rd or 4th century irrigation system along the Silk Road in the Tian Shan mountains:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-ancient-irrigation-technology-silk-road.html

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/wuis-dai010318.php

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180104120137.htm

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-china-irrigation-system-traveled-silk-road-corridor-satellite-drone-769482

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6257-180105-silk-road-irrigation

An 800 years bp granary from Northeast China (the location of this one is confusing to me):

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-01/02/c_136866817.htm

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2018-01/02/content_50185026.htm

India is limiting visitor access to the Taj Mahal:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/india-cap-number-taj-mahal-visitors-1-180967738/

https://mg.co.za/article/2018-01-03-india-limits-visitors-to-save-taj-mahal/

Feature on Afghanistan’s Nine Domes Mosque:

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mysterious-ancient-nine-domes-mosque-northern-afghanistan-025651109.html

http://artdaily.com/news/101553/The-mysterious–ancient-Nine-Domes-Mosque-of-northern-Afghanistan
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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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Really a DNA story, but with major importance (it appears) to the ongoing discussion about the peopling of North America … based on 11 500 year old DNA from a child burial in Alaska and citing a people dubbed ‘the ancient Beringians’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-reveals-evidence-population-ancient-native.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180103132639.htm

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/sjcu-dge122817.php

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/uoaf-rre010218.php

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/science/native-americans-beringia-siberia.html

http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-native-american-ancestry-20180103-htmlstory.html

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-genome/alaskan-sunrise-girl-sheds-light-on-how-humans-populated-americas-idUSKBN1ES1NH

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-42555577

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jan/03/ancient-dna-reveals-previously-unknown-group-of-native-americans-ancient-beringians

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jan/03/what-the-ancient-dna-discovery-tells-us-about-native-american-ancestry

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/11-500-year-old-bones-found-in-alaska-offer-clue-on-first-americans-6kknrcfq2

https://www.seeker.com/history/ancient-infant-dna-sheds-light-on-native-american-ancestors

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/alaska-dna-ancient-beringia-genome/

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1801/S00019/evidence-of-new-population-of-ancient-native-americans.htm

http://www.smh.com.au/world/in-the-dna-of-an-ancient-infant-clues-to-how-america-was-populated-20180104-h0dc5s.html

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/01/05/ciencia/1515170217_052993.html

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/01/03/ciencia/1514970823_405582.html

https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/01/03/575326694/ancient-human-remains-document-migration-from-asia-to-america

https://gizmodo.com/discovery-of-unknown-ancient-population-changes-our-und-1821739886

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/genetics-rewrites-history-early-america-and-maybe-field-archaeology-180967745/

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6249-180103-alaska-ancient-beringians

The Clovis people left their mark on Ohio:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180107/archaeology-artifacts-show-clovis-people-hung-out-in-southeastern-ohio

Evidence (perhaps) that the pirates on Blackbeard’s ship were readers:

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/blackbeard-pirates-book-reading-queen-annes-reveng-12474986.php

https://www.livescience.com/61347-photos-blackbeard-ship-book-fragments.html

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/01/blackbeard-pirate-book-cannon-revenge/

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6255-180105-books-paper-pirates

A Civil War era mortar turned up in a St Augustine yard:

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/state/florida/article193136909.html

https://www.wptv.com/news/state/st-augustine-man-finds-civil-war-era-mortar-in-yard

An 80-year-old find from Toronto’s Fort York turns out to be a 4000+ years bp quartzite arrow head:

http://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-tuesday-edition-1.4469931/toronto-woman-s-80-year-old-discovery-turns-out-to-be-an-ancient-indigenous-arrowhead-1.4470239?cmp=rss

Feature on the stone used to build the White House:

http://www.cnn.com/2017/12/29/politics/white-house-stone-william-seale-government-island/index.html

More on that 3000 years bp stone tool found in Pictou County:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1533046-ancient-stone-tool-found-in-pictou-county

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Finds from an 8th-12th century site in Mexico are being touted as an Aztec ‘model of the universe’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-sanctuary-side-mexican-volcano-universe.html

https://www.livescience.com/61341-ancient-stone-structure-earth-creation.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/nahualac-mexican-universe-structure-model-mexico-city-volcano-a8142551.html

https://uk.news.yahoo.com/mysterious-stone-shrine-mexican-volcano-ancient-model-universe-115416355.html

http://www.timesunion.com/news/science/article/Sanctuary-on-side-of-Mexican-volcano-could-be-12471632.php

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-floating-model-universe-discovered-side-volcano-mexico-stone-sanctuary-771042

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/depiction-mythical-aztec-universe-discovered-natural-pond-near-mexicos-iztaccihuatl-volcano-1653737

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6254-180104-aztec-temple-pond

Remains of Dutch and British ships (and a lighthouse) off the Yucatan peninsula:

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-sunken-dutch-warship-british-steamboat-lighthouse-discovered-coast-772598

https://globalnews.ca/news/3943584/remains-of-centuries-old-dutch-and-british-ships-discovered-off-yucatan-coast/

http://www.latercera.com/laterceratv/descubren-los-restos-dos-buques-del-siglo-xviii-yucatan/

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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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A big finds of 2017 piece:

https://www.livescience.com/61301-major-archaeology-stories-coming.html

Feature on the days of the week:

https://theconversation.com/explainer-the-gods-behind-the-days-of-the-week-87170

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jan/02/why-wednesday-the-days-of-the-week-have-a-convoluted-religious-heritage

Feature on Nikola Tesla:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/30/technology/nikola-tesla.html

On the history of pecorino cheese:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/travel/pecorino-di-pienza-cheese-tuscany-italy.html

Feature on lost ancient documents:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/top-ten-most-important-ancient-documents-lost-history-180967495/

Marking Frankenstein’s bicentennial:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-42411484

Interesting study tracing musical traditions:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/big-data-reveals-worlds-most-distinctive-musical-traditions-180967685/

LaSalle University is putting some of its collection up for auction:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/arts/design/art-owned-by-la-salle-university-headed-for-auction-at-christies.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

Some sort of brouhaha at the Bronte Society:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-42563759

http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-42564230

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/world/europe/uk-lily-cole-emily-bronte.html

More on the early development of copper alloys:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/12/171222090349.htm

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Silver Caesars:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-42501519

India and the World:

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-42408564

https://www.indiaandtheworld.org/

Rome: City and Empire:

http://www.pressreleasepoint.com/rome-city-and-empire-british-museum-makes-exclusive-north-american-stop-frist-center

Finds from the Antikythera Shipwreck:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/224581/article/ekathimerini/life/select-finds-from-antikythera-shipwreck-on-display-in-piraeus

Llanwnda Bible:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-42548146

Feature on the Met Museum:

http://www.cnn.com/travel/article/metropolitan-museum-of-art-new-york/index.html

… and their plans to charge admission:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/arts/design/met-museum-admissions.html

… which is getting some reaction, of course:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/04/arts/design/the-met-should-be-open-to-all-the-new-pay-policy-is-a-mistake.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

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THE TECHY SIDE
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New techniques for scanning mummy cartonnage:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-scanning-technique-words-mummy.html

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-42357259

https://www.livescience.com/61340-mummy-wrapping-messages-deciphered.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/12/31/egyptian-mummy-can-live-forever-development-scanning-technique/

http://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-glowing-ink-reveals-hidden-writings-papyrus-mummies-768066

… while the Morgan Library is scanning some Coptic Bibles:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/science/biblical-codes-morgan-library.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

A new technique using teeth to determine age at death:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-redefining-knowledge-elderly-people-history.html

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/anu-rko010318.php

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180104120306.htm

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-01-04/debunking-myth-people-died-young-before-modern-medicine/9302356

http://www.ibtimes.com/archaeologists-use-skeleton-method-find-ancient-human-lifespan-2637801

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6252-180104-teeth-age-elderly

Another virtual reconstruction of items damaged by ISIL:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/oxford-team-virtually-reconstructs-goddess-al-lat-statue-smashed-by-isis-gf2r2j277

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA analysis on a 16th century child mummy thought to have died from smallpox suggests Hepatitis B would be more accurate:

https://phys.org/news/2018-01-dna-analysis-ancient-mummy-thought.html

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180104153449.htm

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-01/mu-dao010318.php

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/science/child-mummy-hepatitis-naples.html

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6256-180105-hepatitis-b-virus

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Kumamoto Castle:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180103-the-japanese-castle-that-defied-history

Alexandria:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/20/travel/alexandria-egypt-library-budget.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Ftravel

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CRIME BEAT
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New York authorities seized a number of stolen (apparently) antiquities from Michael Steinhardt’s home:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/nyregion/antiques-seized-from-billionaire-michael-steinhardt-cyrus-vance.html

https://www.timesofisrael.com/jewish-philanthropist-steinhardt-raided-over-suspected-antiquities-thefts/

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/looted-antiques-seized-from-manhattan-billionaires-home-20180106-h0ee59.html

Not sure but this report on numbers of antiquities thefts in India in the past three years seems rather low:

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/19-cases-of-theft-of-antiquities-reported-in-3-years-govt/1/1121744.html

Theft of jewels from an ‘Indian Maharajah’ exhibition in Venice:

http://www.dw.com/en/thieves-steal-rare-indian-jewels-in-venice/a-42020264

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-42558242

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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Nigeria is seeking repatriation of some items:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/archaeologists-biblical-scholars-works/in-memoriam-lawrence-stager/

The US is returning some mummy fragments to Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/286515/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egyptian-mummy-fragments-to-be-recovered-from-New-.aspx

http://www.egyptindependent.com/egyptian-consulate-us-retrieves-3-smuggled-artifacts/

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/39285/Egypt-restores-parts-of-dismembered-mummies

http://www.newsweek.com/long-lost-skull-egyptian-mummy-stolen-us-grave-robber-be-returned-769557 \

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6253-180104-mummy-parts-repatriated
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n54.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2678-audio-news-from-archaeologica-24-december-2017-30-december-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Lawrence Stager:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/02/nyregion/lawrence-stager-creative-biblical-archaeologist-dies-at-74.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/archaeologists-biblical-scholars-works/in-memoriam-lawrence-stager/

Eugene V Thaw:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/05/obituaries/eugene-v-thaw-dies-art-collector-and-dealer.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Fred Bass:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/01/03/obituaries/fred-bass-strand-bookstore-dies-at-89.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fbooks

Simonetta Puccini:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/26/obituaries/simonetta-puccini-keeper-of-the-composers-flame-dies-at-89.html

Barbara Adams Mowat:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/barbara-adams-mowat-editor-of-authoritative-editions-of-shakespeare-dies-at-83/2018/01/02/3a641360-e50b-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html

http://www.telegram.com/entertainmentlife/20180103/barbara-adams-mowat-editor-of-authoritative-editions-of-shakespeare-dies-at-83

Mark Whittow:

http://www.oxfordshireguardian.co.uk/history-professor-sad-loss-oxford/

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CONFERENCES
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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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