Explorator 20.46 ~ March 11, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Barbara Saylor Rodgers,
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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A large-scale study of hominin flaking technology/techniques:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/new-study-tracks-the-evolution-of-stone-tools/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6417-180305-hominin-stone-flakes

Homo naledi had wear-resistant molars, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-homo-naledi-wear-resistant-molars.html

Studying the lingering ‘stereotype’ of the Neanderthal:

https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/03/05/589858179/why-won-t-the-old-caveman-stereotypes-die

More on Neanderthal’s purported lack of drawing ability:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-neanderthals-lack-ability-techniques.html

More on Neanderthal cave art:

https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/neanderthal-cave-art/

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AFRICA
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Feature on what’s been found at the necropolis of Sedeinga (Sudan):

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180305093624.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-ancient-nubiain-footsteps-napata-meroe.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Restoration of seven mummies from the El-Muzawaa necropolis:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/292252/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Seven-mummies-of-ElMezawaa-necropolis-restored-as-.aspx

OpEd on the politics of cultural heritage:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/292450/Opinion/The-politics-of-cultural-heritage—.aspx

Egypt is debating toughening penalties on artifact theft and smuggling:

https://thearabweekly.com/egypt-debates-bill-toughen-penalties-artefact-theft-smuggling

Reprising Howard Carter’s obituary:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/mar/05/egyptologist-howard-carter-dies-archive-1939

On the political side of archaeology in Israel:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/how-israel-uses-archaeology-mantain-occupation-1406963568

Feature on the Ain Dara temple and its connections to Solomon:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/temple-at-jerusalem/searching-for-the-temple-of-king-solomon/

Feature on the colours of Assyrian reliefs:

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2018/03/technology-adds-color-to-ancient-artifact/
http://www.aina.org/ata/20180309131512.htm

Continuing concerns for a site near a quarrying operation in Ordu:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-sites-destroyed-to-make-way-for-andesite-quarry-in-ordu-in-turkeys-north-128220
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/03/05/dynamiting-threatens-ancient-castle-in-turkey/

Yemen is making efforts to curb the sale of smuggled items:

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1197001/yemeni-minister-asharq-al-awsat-efforts-underway-stop-sale-smuggled-relics

A report is suggesting Turkey use drones to protect its antiquities:

http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/report-suggests-drones-to-protect-turkish-antiquities/1082530
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/parliamentary-report-recommends-drones-to-protect-turkish-antiquities-128452

… and that admission to sites and museums be free:

http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/turkey-report-calls-for-free-visit-of-museums-sites/1083500

A friar is helping train Iraqis to preserve their heritage:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/friar-trains-iraqis-preserve-treasures-rescued-021504908.html

More on that Megiddo Prison site (this is really an old story):

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeological-park-to-be-opened-on-site-of-prison-in-northern-israel-1.5866058

More on those ‘oldest figural tattoos’ on mummies in the British Museum:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earliest-figural-tattoos-discovered-5000-year-old-mummies-180968321/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/museum-mummies-sport-worlds-oldest-tattoo-drawings
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Storm Emma revealed some Roman remains, including an aqueduct, in Cadiz:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/05/inenglish/1520242878_197294.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/04/actualidad/1520182987_250586.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/06/remains-roman-aqueduct-uncovered-spain-storm-emma/
https://www.rt.com/news/420597-storm-cadiz-roman-ruins-beach/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6423-180306-spain-cadiz-aqueduct

Latest from Rome’s metro construction is an impressive 2nd century military residence of some sort:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/arts/rome-subway-archaeological-marvels.html
https://hyperallergic.com/430438/discovery-rome-metro-construction-2nd-century-military-residence/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/08/2nd-century-007-archaeologists-discover-barracks-may-have-used/
https://www.livescience.com/61969-roman-military-commander-home-found.html
http://www.newsweek.com/italy-ancient-roman-empire-artifacts-including-mosaics-and-secret-service-837422
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6425-180308-italy-commander-home

An undisturbed 2nd/3rd century CE Roman burial ground from the Netherlands:

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/03/large-roman-cemetery-discovered-but-where-did-its-occupants-live/
https://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/over-ons/nieuws/nieuwsarchief/2018/03/uniek-romeins-grafveld-ontdekt-bij-voorbereidingen-doortrekking-a15.aspx

An 1800 years bp mosaic from Caesarea:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/1800-year-old-roman-mosaic-caesarea-maritima/

Five Roman mirror frames from a Roman factory site near Pavlikeni:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/10/archaeologist-discovers-ancient-mirrors-roman-villa-estate-ceramics-factory-bulgarias-pavlikeni/

A Roman reservoir near Nicopolis ad Istrum:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/06/archaeologists-impressed-ancient-water-catchment-reservoir-fed-20-km-long-aqueduct-major-roman-city-nicopolis-ad-istrum-north-bulgaria/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6429-180309-bulgaria-roman-water

Plans to use drones to uncover a whole new section of Pompeii:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/09/new-pompeii-district-to-be-uncovered_da827ba3-84fa-4b7b-9d04-c87e38258f30.html

Concerns for Roman sites in Durres:

https://exit.al/en/2018/03/07/durres-two-public-projects-threaten-ancient-roman-ruins/

Trying to promote the Romans in Horncastle:

https://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/mystery-surronds-roman-history-in-horncastle-1-8409508

On ‘fear of archaeologists’ in Greece:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-greece-the-authority-investors-fear-most-its-archaeologists-1520505001

Latest entrepreneur-is-a-fan-of-Stoicism piece:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/03/08/how-one-struggling-entrepreneur-found-solace-in-the-ancient-philosophy-of-stoicism/#633670f9d06c

Cuts to Classics at Whitman:

https://whitmanwire.com/news/2018/03/08/cuts-to-classics-cause-upset/

Review of the *Landmark Julius Caesar*:

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180308/review-landmark-series-offers-casual-reader-entry-to-caesars-world

On what the Greeks can teach us about gun violence:

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/can-ancient-greeks-teach-us-something-about-gun-violence,64959

Some tragic humour from the Onion:

https://www.theonion.com/new-evidence-reveals-ancient-greeks-immediately-regrett-1823641762

Still yakking about casting decisions for Troy: Fall of a City:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-03-10/troy-fall-of-a-citys-hakeem-kae-kazim-calls-out-deep-insecurity-of-blackwashing-critics/

More on the Roman ‘gate to hell’:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/09/world/mystery-gates-to-hell-hierapolis/index.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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An Iron Age burial from Margate Caves:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/iron-age-skeleton-uncovered-161022/
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/928002/Iron-Age-skeleton-discovered-buried-cave-excavation-Margate-Caves-Kent
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6418-180305-england-margate-caves

Finds from various periods near North Petherton is getting in the way of housing development:

http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/16074021._Significant__prehistoric_discovery_halts_plans_for_140_homes_in_Somerset/
http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/news/16074021.significant-prehistoric-discovery-halts-plan-for-140-homes-in-north-petherton/

Finds from various periods at Doon Hill:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/neolithic-history-of-doon-hill-revealed-jm5wd2zlh

Studying daily life in medieval Oxford:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/oxford-university-archaeology-dig-secrets-medieval-beer-mugs-students-a8239266.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6426-180308-oxford-friary-students

Studying medieval altarpieces:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-reveals-middle-ages-altarpieces.html

France is looking for the wreck of the Cordeliere:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/07/underwater-pompeii-french-renew-search-for-cordeliere-sunk-in-1512-battle

Searching for burial sites off the Pembrokeshire coast:

http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16078623.Shipwreck_diver_hunting_for_ancient_burial_sites_off_the_Pembrokeshire_coast/

Concerns for Notre Dame cathedral:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43258266

Feature on the Chapel at Versailles:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/03/07/chapelle-de-versailles-la-resurrection-du-testament-spirituel-de-louis-xiv/

Latest theory attached to Stonehenge:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-43335118
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/09/stonehenge-party-building-secrets-unearthed
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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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Finds from various periods in Xiongan:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/06/c_137019879.htm

Plenty of Western and Eastern Han Dynasty finds from Chengdu:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/06/c_137020524.htm

A dancing Shiva statue from the Devi River:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6427-180309-india-shiva-nataraja

Feature on Thailand’s first female underwater archaeologist:

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/03/08/go-deep-thailands-1st-female-undersea-relic-hunter/

France will be helping Pakistan to conserve sites:

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/03/06/france-to-extend-assistance-to-pakistan-for-conservation-of-archaeological-sites/
https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/france-to-extend-technical-assistance-to-paki-275088.html

OpEd on China’s efforts regarding smuggling etc.:

http://www.scmp.com/business/article/2136161/hong-kong-must-shut-door-illicit-trade-antiquities-it-can-emerge-global-art

More on cannonballs from Fort Cornwallis:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6424-180307-fort-cornwallis-cannonballs
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 7500 years bp point from Windsor roundabout construction:

http://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2018/03/08/oldest-windsor-artifact-found-sandwich-roundabout-construction/
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/walpole-island-history-dating-back-10000-years-found-in-sandwich-dig
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6428-180309-canada-prehistoric-point

Latest Nor-easter revealed the remains of a Revolutionary War era ship on a beach in Maine:

https://www.livescience.com/61939-revolutionary-war-era-shipwreck-exposed.html
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/05/nor-easter-uncovers-maine-shipwreck-over-years-old/OxpiWaxrddVs1YvKUPxkYJ/story.html
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/03/09/york-maine-shipwreck-uncovered-by-noreaster
http://abcnews.go.com/US/noreaster-unearths-skeleton-250-year-shipwreck-maine/story?id=53535971
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/05/noreaster-winds-reveal-a-surprising-beach-discovery-the-remains-of-a-revolutionary-war-era-ship/
http://www.newsweek.com/remains-revelation-war-era-ship-found-maine-beach-after-noreaster-batters-830687
http://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/05/outdoors/weather/noreaster-uncovers-skeleton-of-sunken-revolutionary-war-era-ship-on-maine-beach/

… and destroyed a tree planted by George Washington:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43293824
http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2018/03/mount_vernon_tree_george_washington.html
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/376607-227-year-old-tree-planted-by-george-washington-torn-down-by

A piece of a 500 years bp Spanish pistol from Colorado:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/500-year-old-pistol-part-sheds-light-colorados-spanish-colonial-past-180968379/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6419-180305-colorado-spanish-pistol

Evidence of a slave cemetery in a forest in Maryland:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/belvoir-gravesite-could-be-slaves-last-resting-place/2018/03/10/f1d29966-2496-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html
https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/slave-cemetery-found-former-crownsville-plantation

That shipwreck in the news the past few weeks apparently isn’t the Clotilda:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/05/590599227/alabama-wreck-isnt-the-remains-of-the-slave-ship-clotilda
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/03/wreck_found_in_delta_not_the_c.html
http://atlantablackstar.com/2018/03/07/alabama-shipwreck-turns-not-clotilda-last-american-slave-ship/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-american-slave-ship-search-continues-180967921/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6416-180305-slave-ship-clotilda

Studying points/blades in Alaska:

http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_3edf2704-2287-11e8-b5d1-fb7fa957ae56.html

Studying the 19th century sex trade in Boston:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/03/07/sex-work-women-privy/

Latest from Jamestown:

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2018/03/05/jamestown-unearthed-archaeologists-study-arrival-of-first-africans-in-new-world/

Searching for remains of a Viking settlement in New Brunswick:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-vikings-miramichi-chaleur-bay-summer-camps-birgitta-wallace-1.4569590
https://www.livescience.com/61937-lost-viking-settlement-search.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/vikings-canada-settlement-north-america-europeans-birgitta-wallace-archaeologists-discovery-a8247161.html

Interesting find of a film showing San Francisco a couple weeks after the 1906 earthquake:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-film-20180304-story.html
http://fremonttribune.com/news/national/film-of-san-francisco-after-quake-found-at-flea-market/article_c67c8577-c90e-597b-9be2-98fedd4831f0.html
https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/rare-1906-film-of-san-francisco-after-quake-found-at-flea-market-1.3828442
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/1906-film-of-san-francisco-after-quake-found-at-flea-market/2018/03/04/f65b9dd8-2005-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.html?utm_term=.38938521b5fb
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-san-francisco-earthquake-footage-found-flea-market-180968416/

Concerns for a Spanish fort in South Carolina:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/south-carolina/articles/2018-03-09/spanish-fort-in-south-carolina-threatened-by-erosion

What Hands Van Tilburg is up to:

https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/finding-sunken-ships/

Interview with Craig M. Lee:

http://glacierhub.org/2018/03/07/leaving-no-stone-unturned-interview-yellowstones-ice-patch-archaeologist/

More on that 7000 years bp site off Florida:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590803620/diver-finds-ancient-native-american-burial-site-on-sea-floor
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/7000-year-old-native-american-bog-burial-found-coast-florida-180968345/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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3000 years bp petroglyphs from Colima:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/es/boletines/6957-localizan-108-petroglifos-en-la-zona-arqueologica-de-la-campana-en-colima

A couple of 1000 years bp burials from Peru:

http://www.news.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5744562244001/archaeologists-in-peru-have-uncovered-the-remains-of-a-boy-and-an-adult-estimated-to-be-one-thousand-years-oldthe-discovery-was-found-in-a-cemetery-close-to-the-preincan-temple

Skepticism of the Maya population estimates arising from that LiDAR find:

http://thedailycougar.com/2018/03/07/maya-population-increase/

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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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Plenty of interest in this ‘oldest message in a bottle’ story:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/06/worlds-oldest-message-bottle-western-australia-wedge-island
http://www.dw.com/en/worlds-oldest-message-in-a-bottle-discovered-in-australia/a-42840270
http://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2018/03/06/message-in-a-bottle-believed-to-be-131-years-old-found-on-australian-beach/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43299283
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/06/591177889/oldest-known-message-in-a-bottle-found-in-australia
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6422-180306-australia-bottle-message

Feature on trepanation:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-drilling-holes-skull-migraine-thought.html

An Einstein note came to auction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43308400

The British Library is trying to save old audio recordings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43231982

Victorian censorship of the Bayeux Tapestry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-43331369

Plenty of features for International Women’s Day … Annie Swynnerton:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43243536

… Mary Ewing Outerbridge:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-mary-ewing-outerbridge.html

… Ada Lovelace:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-ada-lovelace.html

… Margaret Abbott:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-margaret-abbott.html

… Qiu Jin:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-qiu-jin.html

… Emily Warren Roebling:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-emily-warren-roebling.html

… Charlotte Bronte:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/obituaries/overlooked-charlotte-bronte.html

Pioneers of the women’s movement in Germany:

http://www.dw.com/en/who-were-the-pioneers-of-germanys-womens-movement/a-42846709

Pondering who was the most powerful woman in ancient history:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/powerful-women-ancient-history-cleopatra-artemisia-enheduanna-egypt-greece-mesopotamia/

On Rembrandt’s depictions of women:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/rembrandts-depictions-of-women/

On the history of cheese:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianroberts/2018/03/05/the-history-of-cheese/

An interesting Goya:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/05/actualidad/1520274111_034357.html

Studying the ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-take-closer-look-girl-pearl-earring-180968335/

Cracking down on the antiquities trade in New York:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/tough-new-scrutiny-rattles-collectors-and-dealers

In case you need a refresher on ‘Biblical Archaeology’:

https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/biblical-archaeology-extract/

On ‘temporary insanity’ as a defense:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/02/temporarily-insane-a-congressman-a-sensational-killing-and-a-new-legal-defense/

More interest in dogs being trained to sniff out looted antiquities:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/11/dogs-trained-to-sniff-out-ancient-treasures-looted-from-syria

Latest claim about Amelia Earhart:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-forensic-analysis-bones-amelia-earhart.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43323944
https://gizmodo.com/forensic-scientist-claims-to-have-solved-the-amelia-ear-1823618219

cf (from a couple years ago):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/11/02/the-mysterious-disappearance-of-amelia-earharts-skeleton/#53632101ba9f

… and a timely Onion followup:

https://www.theonion.com/report-human-bones-found-on-remote-pacific-island-most-1823623725

Sunlight helped identify a painting at Hearst Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43338181

On ‘zombie amendments’ to the US Constitution:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/10/591758259/the-zombie-amendments-to-the-constitution-youve-probably-never-heard-of

The downside of immortality:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/books/review/eternal-life-dara-horn.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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The Body: Fashion and Physique:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/health/body-image-history-of-beauty-explainer-intl/index.html
http://exhibitions.fitnyc.edu/the-body/

Living With Gods:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2874131/living-with-gods-at-the-british-museum

Terracotta Warriors:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/terracotta-warriors-liverpool-most-popular-exhibitions/

The Classical Now:

http://theartnewspaper.com/review/from-damien-hirst-s-medusa-to-marc-quinn-s-marble-bust-new-london-show-explores-how-classical-art-inspires-contemporary-artists

Picasso:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43348039

Julius Caesar:

http://www.kbzk.com/story/37690217/journey-back-to-ancient-rome-with-new-museum-of-the-rockies-exhibit

Plenty of coverage of the Louvre’s ‘cultural diplomacy’ with Tehran

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/44667/In-Iran-France-blends-hard-talks-with-soft-power-at
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france-louvre/in-iran-france-blends-hard-talks-with-soft-power-at-louvre-exhibit-idUSKBN1GH2M0
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/louvre-show-in-tehran-france-iran-cultural-diplomacy-thrives

Concerns for storage of archaeological items at state museums in India:

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/sculptures-in-archaeological-museum-not-properly-stored-cag/1267770

The King Ludwig II museum will reopen soon:

http://www.dw.com/en/king-ludwig-ii-museum-to-reopen-in-april/a-42890737

THE TECHY SIDE
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A medieval man from Nottingham gets the facial reconstruction treatment:

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/meet-nottinghams-medieval-man-face-1321470

Using technology to save Mary Rose cannonballs:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43334700

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on the genetics of migration and language in the South Pacific:

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ancient-dna-reveals-genetic-language.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/anu-arr030818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180309095509.htm

More on the genetics of migration to Europe from Anatolia:

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/article_4c0d276c-4e00-59bd-91a8-0c2fe711b98b.html

More on the elephant genome:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-elephants/trunk-show-elephant-genome-study-offers-surprises-idUSKCN1GA2Y5

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Crete/Mallia:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30408-minoan-palace-of-malia%E2%80%99s-mysteries-draw-tourists-to-greek-island-of-crete.html

Butrint:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/albanias-city-of-ruins/article22972395.ece

Warsaw:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180304-the-secrets-hiding-in-warsaw-the-paris-of-the-east

Petra:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/petra-jordan-home/index.html

Amman:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/middle-east/102042256/amman-jordan-where-to-find-some-of-the-worlds-best-roman-ruins-outside-rome
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CRIME BEAT
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Jailtime for some thieves who damaged a site in Israel with a backhoe:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-robbers-sentenced-to-jail-for-destroying-2000-year-old-graves/

Some 1400 years bp cave paintings in Chile were destroyed by vandals:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/03/02/mundo_global/1520008450_412129.html
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/927983/cave-paintings-spray-paint-vandals-graffiti-Anzota-Chile
https://hyperallergic.com/430728/cave-art-vandalism-cuevas-de-anzota/

… and a petroglyph at Kanopolis Lake was also damaged by vandals:

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/20180308/kanopolis-lake-seeks-information-on-petroglyph-vandalism

Latest Picasso theft:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/10/5-000-reward-offered-stolen-picasso/414064002/

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 Antalya Foundation launched a campaign to recover eight artifacts:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/antalya-foundation-kicks-off-campaign-for-return-of-smuggled-artifacts-128341
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n09.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n10.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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Reviews of the BBC’s ‘Civilisation’:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/the-bbcs-civilisation-reboot-is-fixed-firmly-in-the-present/
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/06/civilisations-relativist-big-money-bbc-remake-messy-failure/
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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/2724-audio-news-from-archaeologica-25-february-2017-3-march-2018
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OBITUARIES
===============================================================
Albert M. Henrichs:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/03/albert-m-henrichs-74/

Jacqueline Karageorghis:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/10/renowned-author-archaeologist-jacqueline-karageorghis-dies-aged-85/

Hayden White:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/obituaries/hayden-white-who-explored-how-history-is-made-dies-at-89.html

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CONFERENCES
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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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