Explorator 20.47 ~ March 18, 2018

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explorator 20.47 March 18, 2018
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Joan Brady, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Ole Imsen, David Critchley,
Adrienne Mayor, Jennifer Cosham, Rick Heli, Bob Heuman,
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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Apparently humans fared better in the wake of the Toba eruption 74 000 years bp than previously thought:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/asu-hti030818.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoct-mhf031218.php
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/science/toba-supervolcano-supereruption.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43377960
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-volcano/stone-age-people-in-south-africa-unharmed-by-supervolcano-eruption-idUSKCN1GO2IK
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/how-ancient-humans-survived-global-volcanic-winter-massive-eruption
http://www.newsweek.com/early-humans-survived-supervolcano-eruption-840556
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-03-13/toba-super-volcano-eruption-saw-some-humans-thrive-on-coast/9532938
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/nature/these-ancient-humans-survived-a-supervolcano.aspx
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-humans-weathered-toba-supervolcano-just-fine-180968479/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6433-180313-volcanic-winter-survival

Evidence of long-distance trade and sophisticated tools in East Africa 320 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-evidence-early-human-evolutionary.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-african-tools-human-technological.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/s-sde030918.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43401157
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/15/ciencia/1521139094_739880.html
https://www.theage.com.au/world/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity-20180316-h0xjzu.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-humans-turning-point-20180315-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity/
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/15/593591796/scientists-are-amazed-by-stone-age-tools-they-dug-up-in-kenya
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/03/15/human-behavior-evolution/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/colored-pigments-and-complex-tools-suggest-human-trade-100000-years-earlier-previously-believed-180968499/
https://www.archaeology.org/6442-180316-middle-stone-age

On compassion in Neanderthals:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoy-chn031318.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-compassion-neanderthals-survive-reveals.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313130443.htm

On human-denisovan interbreeding:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-modern-humans-interbred-denisovans-history.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315140733.htm
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-denisovans-humans-mated-20180315-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/humans-bred-with-this-mysterious-species-more-than-once-new-study-shows/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/modern-humans-interbred-with-denisovans-more-than-once/
https://www.archaeology.org/6439-180315-asia-denisovan-dna

On the role of cheese, wheat, and alcohol in human evolution:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-cheese-wheat-and-alcohol-shaped-human-evolution-180968455/
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AFRICA
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Evidence of cultivation of grain in Saharan Africa 10 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-tao031618.php

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Meneptahs red granite column is the latest item to head to the GEM:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/292502/Heritage/Museums/King-Meneptah-Column-arrives-at-Grand-Egyptian-Mus.aspx
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6434-180313-egypt-column-moved

On solar alignments in Ancient Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/151/292945/Egypt/Features/Solar-alignments-in-Ancient-Egypt.aspx

An undisturbed elite Canaanite burial from Megiddo:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/megiddo-armageddon-dna-royal-burial-canaan-archaeology/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3600-year-old-tomb-found-next-canaanite-palace-might-contain-remains-royal-family-180968487/

A followup of sorts to that story of the Gazan family who found a Roman site in their backyard:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/gaza-archaeological-site-roman-era-excavation-preservation.html

Feature on Timna:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/03/16/uncovering-israels-past-at-timna/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdjY2U2ODQ5NTMxZWE4Mjc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHZpajxHVXiJEaYujJT751UxEAgZQ

Feature on the Huqoq mosaics:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/scholars-study/more-on-the-mosaics/

A slow week, so we’ll put this item on Mellaart’s legacy here (not sure about the source!):

https://www.livescience.com/61989-famed-archaeologist-created-fakes.html
http://www.newsweek.com/famous-archaeologist-faked-ancient-discoveries-9000-year-old-site-europe-and-841428
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/science/famed-british-archaeologist-james-mellaart-forged-researchers-claim/news-story/50d4d14acf9dbf7185403465039ba1a8
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/famed-british-archaeologist-james-mellaart-forged-researchers-claim/news-story/50d4d14acf9dbf7185403465039ba1a8

Feature on the portraiture of the Persian royal family:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/persias-dynastic-portraiture-bejeweled-thrones-and-lavish-decor-message-authority-180968475/

In case you never checked out the online version of the DSS:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-scrolls/digital-dead-sea-scrolls-finally-available-online/

… and Digital South Arabia:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/03/Digital-South-Arabia

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of the port of Palepolis (near Naples):

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/15/ancient-naples-port-found-2_64b282bc-7ebd-46e5-90a1-9736998be415.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6438-180315-naples-ancient-port

A possible early Roman settlement in North Petherton:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/ancient-instruments-and-modern-media-tell-tale-women-warriors?#stream/0

Plenty of sites discovered along the route of the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/14/pipeline-construction-reveals-ancient-greek-treasures/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30529-more-than-400-archaeological-excavations-completed-along-trans-adriatic-pipeline-s-path.html
http://www.balkaneu.com/400-archaeological-excavations-investigations-completed-in-northern-greece/

Interesting miniature Roman mirror frames from a villa site in northern Bulgaria:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/10/archaeologist-discovers-ancient-mirrors-roman-villa-estate-ceramics-factory-bulgarias-pavlikeni/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6430-180312-bulgaria-roman-mirrors

Pondering the existence of Amazons:

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/were-there-ever-any-real-amazon-warrior-women

Semi-related:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/ancient-instruments-and-modern-media-tell-tale-women-warriors?#stream/0

Mosaics from the ‘Mansion of Alexander at Amyntaio’ are going on display:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/gaza-archaeological-site-roman-era-excavation-preservation.html

Last week our link to a ‘fear of archaeologists’ in Greece piece somehow acquired an extra period, so:

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

Matt Gibbs has recreated an ancient Egyptian beer:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/ancient-beer-brought-to-life-by-classicist-and-winnipeg-brewery-1.3843821
http://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/03/15/ale-analysis-ancient-beer-brought-to-life-by-classicist-and-winnipeg-brewery/
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/canada-profs-4th-century-beer-a-classic-128843

What Melissa Mueller is up to:

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-classics-professor-melissa

Features on the Ides of March:

http://www.newsweek.com/idea-march-meaning-what-are-julius-caesar-william-shakespeare-846368
https://www.echoak.com/2018/03/ides-of-march/

… and an opeddish sort of thing on Julius Caesar’s assassination:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/jury-is-still-out-on-julius-caesar-s-killing-1.3427110

Feature on the Library of Alexandria:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-places/the-ancient-library-of-alexandria/

… and Alexander in the East:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/alexander-in-the-east/

On veterans using Homer to readjust after returning from a combat zone:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/homer-can-help-you-war-veterans-use-ancient-epics-to-cope/2018/03/14/b6cb0e66-273e-11e8-a227-fd2b009466bc_story.html
https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Homer-can-help-you-War-veterans-use-ancient-12751476.php
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Homer-can-help-you-War-veterans-use-ancient-12751476.php
http://usa.greekreporter.com/2018/03/16/ancient-greek-epics-help-veterans-cope-with-stress/

The ‘gate to hell’ explanation still has legs:

https://boingboing.net/2018/03/12/why-animals-near-the-ancient-r.html

Pairing the Odyssey with the Watts Rebellion:

http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/graffiti-palace/

A Latin competition I haven’t heard of before:

http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/classics-students-test-translate/

Reviewish sort of thing of Mary Beard’s *Women and Power*:

http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/women-power-redefine-modern-era/

More coverage of Emily Wilson’s *Odyssey* translation:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/magazine/new-sentences-from-emily-wilsons-translation-of-the-odyssey.html
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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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Neolithic(?) tools from Hastings Country Park:

https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/stone-age-tools-found-as-work-on-country-park-centre-commences-1-8414507

Evidence that Utrecht was inhabited (sort of) at least back to Mesolithic times:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/03/utrechts-history-goes-back-11000-years-archaeologists-say/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6437-180314-netherlands-utrecht-habitation

A 2000 years bp gold coin hoard from a Chiddingstone farmer’s field:

https://www.kentlive.news/news/rare-hoard-2000-year-old-1334844
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6435-180314-england-gold-coins

Remains of a 1700 years bp feast from Orkney:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/site-of-huge-iron-age-feast-celebration-found-on-orkney-1-4706453
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6440-180315-iron-age-feast

A 13th century Franciscan church find in Nice:

http://www.nicematin.com/culture/a-nice-une-eglise-des-franciscains-construite-en-1250-vient-detre-exhumee-215201

A 15th century ‘pot of gold’ from the Netherlands:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/15th-century-pot-gold-and-silver-found-netherlands-180968515/

Pondering some drawings on a tile found at Lincoln Cathedral:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/idle-doodle-one-oldest-surviving-1327808

Feature on mudlarkers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43437569

The Irish Potato Famine Project’s site looks interesting:

https://irishfamineproject.com/about.html

Reburial of those plague victims found under a school playground in Edinburgh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43436358

On St Albans Abbey’s Norman roots:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43314886

More on the ‘mass Viking grave’ at Repton:

https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/repton-historian-excited-mass-grave-1265188

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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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Plenty of Han dynasty artifacts from a tomb complex in Zhouhou:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/14/c_137038119.htm

An interesting Warring States bead from a tomb near Changsha:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/16/c_137043940.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6443-180316-china-horned-eye

An 8th century kiln from the Toshadaiji temple complex:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803120001.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6431-180312-toshadaiji-temple-kiln

Remains of a terracotta ‘pipeline’ from Hampi (date?):

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/ancient-water-pipeline-found-in-hampi/article23275825.ece

1000+ years bp sites from Bangladesh:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/findings-rewrite-bangladesh-history-180312102358133.html

Feature on the ongoing dig at Purana Qila:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/digging-deep-ongoing-excavation-at-purana-qila-reveals-new-chapter-in-history-of-delhi-but-no-proof-of-mahabharata/story-VxWZZpN9G1SVp4hyJVZbUJ.html

Concerns for sites in Mongolia (various reasons):

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-climate-looters-threaten-archaeology-mongolia.html
http://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-looters-threaten-the-archaeology-of-mongolia-91853

Concerns that a new rail line in Lahore threatens sites:

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/03/11/591840781/a-new-rail-line-in-lahore-may-damage-heritage-sites-activists-in-pakistan-warn
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/17/594537767/subway-line-could-threaten-sufi-shrine-in-pakistan?sc=17&f=7

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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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Remains of a possible slave cemetery at Belvoir Plantation (MD):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/cedar-trees-and-unetched-fieldstones-a-likely-slave-cemetery-is-unearthed-near-annapolis-md/2018/03/09/ba9560c2-23e8-11e8-badd-7c9f29a55815_story.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/slave-cemetery-may-have-been-discovered-plantation-near-annapolis-180968496/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6421-180312-maryland-belvoir-cemetery

Checking out a shipwreck revealed by a storm on a Maine beach:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180310/uncovering-secrets-of-york-beach-shipwreck
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6432-180313-shipwreck-maine-beach

A conservation group has acquired at Chacoan era site in New Mexico:

http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2018/03/11/preservation-group-acquires-chacoan-era-site-in-new-mexico.html

The FBI is getting involved in the hunt for some Civil War gold:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/17/fbi-agents-trek-to-site-where-us-civil-war-gold-is-said-to-be-buried

On America’s first known St Patrick’s Day celebration:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/17/the-incredible-story-of-americas-first-st-patricks-day-celebration/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Climate-change-related concerns for Easter Island moai statues:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/14/climate/easter-island-erosion.html
http://www.elmostrador.cl/agenda-pais/2018/03/17/en-peligro-el-legado-cultural-de-isla-de-pascua/

Feature on that Aztec temple found in Mexico City a while back:

http://discovermagazine.com/2018/apr/the-great-aztec-temple

On the spread of fruit across Latin America:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/pre-columbian-people-spread-fruit-species-across-latin-america/

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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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Assorted St Patrick’s Day items:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uosf-ttb031518.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-truth-st-patrick-day-celebrations.html
https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/columnists/bill-ervolino/2018/03/12/st-patricks-day-who-st-patrick-he-italian/415902002/

Pondering Norwegian porridge:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/09/591957289/the-great-norwegian-porridge-debate-or-tradition-vs-science?sc=17&f=1007

A possible ‘self-caricature’ of Michelangelo:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-michelangelo-hidden-caricature-famous.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/w-dmi031418.php
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/15/michelangelo-self-portrait-found-4_7c8db2c9-6791-4924-9fb6-bc08d503ea6b.html

The purported Amelia Earhart bones thing again:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/08/591950171/new-research-claims-bones-found-80-years-ago-on-pacific-atoll-likely-amelia-earh?sc=17&f=1007

On genetics and modern language origins:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-evidence-fuels-debate-over-the-origin-of-modern-languages/

On the origins of pi:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/origins-pi/

Feature on Mary Magdalene (film hype):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43369511

On ‘president for life’ analogies:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/opinion/presidents-for-life-jinping.html

National Geographic is pondering/confronting its racist history:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/12/592982327/national-geographic-reckons-with-its-past-for-decades-our-coverage-was-racist
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43384747

The Morgan Library has acquired a pile of James Joyce material:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/books/james-joyce-donation-morgan-library.html

Review of Hughes, *Victorians Undone*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/books/review/victorians-undone-kathryn-hughes.html

Review of a trio of books on linguistic history:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/books/review/shortlist-language-linguistics.html

Review of Kelly, *The Fifth Beginning*:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180318/archaeology-were-headed-for-new-age-of-globalism-author-says

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Deir el-Bersha:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/292769/Heritage/Museums/Exhibition-of-artefacts-from-Deir-alBersha-to-open.aspx

In China and Japan, copies are okay in museums:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-in-china-and-japan-a-copy-is-just-as-good-as-an-original
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using isotope analysis to determine the diet of some medieval Finlanders:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-ftp031618.php

Using X Rays on an 11th century religious text:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-high-powered-x-rays-reveal-scan-text-beneath-11th-century-religious-text-180968492/

Mummies in Brisbane are getting the CT treatment:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/egyptian-mummies-digitally-unwrapped-in-brisbane-20180315-p4z4jm.html

More on the Girl with a Pearl Earring:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180314-the-secrets-of-girl-with-a-pearl-earring

More on the Mary Rose’s cannonballs:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-x-rays-preserve-cannonballs-found-famous-tudor-ship-180968440/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA testing of some ‘Bavarian’ women with elongated skulls is leading to the suggestion they were ‘treaty brides’:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-skulls-women-medieval-europe-men.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313093051.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/jgum-nii031318.php
https://www.livescience.com/62007-pointy-skulls-are-medieval-brides.html
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/barbarian-huns-dna-germany-migration-antiquity-skull/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/pointy-skulls-belonged-to-foreign-brides-ancient-dna-suggests.aspx
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-did-early-medieval-bavarians-import-brides-with-elongated-skulls-1.5895859
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pointy-headed-skulls-germany-180968464/

The genetic prehistory of Iberia is different from central and northern Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-genetic-prehistory-iberia-differs-central.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uu-gpo030818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180312150528.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315141221.htm
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2018/article/genetic-prehistory-of-iberia-differs-from-central-and-northern-europe

Latest genomic study is of Neolithic north Africans from Morocco:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-genomic-ancestry-stone-age.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/mpif-sdg031318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315141221.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/oldest-dna-africa-offers-clues-mysterious-ancient-culture
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6441-180316-north-african-genome

Tracing the origin of sickle-cell anemia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43373247

Feature on all sorts of things we’re learning from DNA:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/ancient-dna-history/554798/

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Some historians want to talk to climate researchers:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/03/16/historians-climate-researchers-lets-talk
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Siccar Point:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180312-how-siccar-point-changed-our-understanding-of-earth-history

The Browning’s Florence:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/travel/elizabeth-robert-barrett-browning-florence-italy.html

Taj Mahal:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/the-real-magic-of-the-taj-mahal/2018/03/15/23e972ba-eb41-11e7-b698-91d4e35920a3_story.html

Ephesus:

https://www.dailysabah.com/travel/2018/03/17/ephesus-has-opened-a-door-to-the-ancient-greeks-for-over-100-years
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CRIME BEAT
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Followup to that Canterbury break-in … plenty recovered:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/archaeologists-celebrate-return-of-treasured-161625/

A woodworker admits doing some fakery:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/arts/i-cheated-says-woodworker-who-fooled-the-antiques-experts.html

Vandalism to some petroglyphs in Kansas:

https://www.wibwnewsnow.com/ancient-native-american-carvings-vandalized-in-kansas/

Smuggling a ‘pharoah era’ item in a sofa in Kuwait (repatriation eventually) :

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1264961/middle-east
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/experts-in-kuwait-investigating-pharaoh-era-smuggled-antique/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/45272/Kuwait-to-send-smuggled-antique-to-Egypt-after-proved-Egyptian

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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Libyan artifacts being returned from Spain:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/stolen-libyan-artifacts-due-be-returned-spain
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/14/c_137037066.htm
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the ancient coins of Yemen:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-ancient-coinage-of-yemen/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n10.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n11.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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Akhnaten:

http://www.dw.com/en/new-staging-of-philip-glass-akhnaten-equates-monotheism-with-violence/a-42935731

Beirut’s Margravial Opera House is reopening:

http://www.dw.com/en/margravial-opera-house-bayreuth-to-reopen/a-42973625

On Elgar’s Enigma:

https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2018/03/15/593771944/elgars-enigma-still-keeps-music-detectives-busy?sc=17&f=2
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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/2725-audio-news-from-archaeologica-4-march-10-march-2018
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OBITUARIES
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David Wyman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/obituaries/david-wyman-scholar-of-americas-holocaust-response-dies-at-89.html

Anthony Acevedo:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/obituaries/anthony-acevedo-who-documented-his-holocaust-ordeal-dies-at-93.html

Jacqueline Karageorghis:

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