Explorator 21.22 ~ September 23, 2018

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
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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Remains of two more Neanderthals from Shanidar Cave:

http://www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/464cfb49-659e-46da-8c5a-3089e5f79f40
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6975-180918-shanidar-cave-neanderthals

Neanderthals had bigger, but not better (apparently) brains:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=9712
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Groundwater draining operations in an Aswan temple revealed another Ptolemaic sphinx:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/sphinx-statue-uncovered-at-kom-ombo-temple/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57652/Egyptian-archeological-mission-discovers-sphinx-statue-in-Aswan
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/16/new-sandstone-sphinx-statue-discovered-in-aswan/
https://www.livescience.com/63620-cobra-crowned-sphinx.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-45546415
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/ancient-sphinx-egypt-pharaoh-temple-archaeologists-discovery-a8541426.html
https://www.smh.com.au/world/middle-east/ancient-sphinx-discovered-in-egypt-archaeologists-reveal-20180917-p5049h.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-antiquities/egyptian-archaeologists-find-sandstone-sphinx-in-temple-at-aswan-idUSKCN1LW0NO
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/latest-news/ancient-sandstone-sphinx-found-in-egypt/news-story/022cbf89aca6a1c0e3b5fa5bba131340
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-tiny-sphinx-from-ptolemaic-egypt-rescued-from-flooding-temple-1.6488626
https://www.novinite.com/articles/192183/Archaeologists+Discover+Ancient+Sphinx+in+Egypt+%28Photos%29
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/17/c_137474407.htm
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article218493745.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/sphinx-statue-found-kom-ombo-ptolemais-dynasty-ancient-egypt
https://www.newsweek.com/egyptian-archeologists-unearth-sphinx-and-reliefs-king-ptolemy-v-kom-ombo-1123160
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6972-180917-egypt-aswan-sphinx

Also from Aswan comes a Late Period sarcophagus with mummy:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311786/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/A-sarcophagus-with-a-mummy-uncovered-in-Late-Perio.aspx
https://www.livescience.com/63615-egyptian-mummy-discovered-in-sarcophagus.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/18/c_137477122.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6976-180918-egypt-aswan-mummy

… and the site has produced lots of interesting things since 2014:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57864/20-tombs-unearthed-in-Aga-Khan-site-Aswan-since-2014

Plans for the Tanis site to become an open air museum:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/16/c_137472191.htm

More on the tombs found at Lisht:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/18/american-egyptian-expedition-discovered-new-tombs-in-lisht-village/
https://www.egyptindependent.com/us-expedition-unearths-more-than-802-tombs-in-southern-egypt/
https://www.al.com/news/index.ssf/2018/09/expedition_led_by_uab_archaeol.html

Paleolithic sites from south of Riyadh:

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1398421/archaeological-sites-dating-back-thousands-years-discovered-south-saudi-capital
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1373651

A 2700 years bp grinding stone from Cavustepe:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/09/20/grinding-stone-dating-back-2700-years-found-in-eastern-turkey
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6982-180920-turkey-grinding-stone

Possible evidence of a 3000 years bp ‘oracle cult’ at Abel Beth Maacah:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-signs-of-3-000-year-old-oracle-cult-found-in-israel-archaeology-1.6472911

I think we mentioned this ‘archive’ of Hellenistic era seals from Tel Maresha:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/252034
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-unique-cache-of-over-1-000-impression-seals-found-in-underground-closet-in-maresha-1.6479344
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/tel-maresha-caves-hellenistic-treasures/

Feature on tekhelet:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/jerusalem-museum-untangles-history-color-blue-biblical-hue-ancient-royalty-180970356/

Feature on Neolithic masks from Gobekli Tepe (and elsewhere):

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/09/Behind-the-Mask

An overview of the big finds in Israel in the year 5778:

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-archaeological-finds-that-uncover-500000-years-of-Jewish-history-567649

Folks might be interested in Aren Maeir’s MOOC on the archaeology of Ancient Israel and Judah:

http://ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2018/09/coming-soon-mooc-biblical-archaeology.html

Feature on the impact of the Crusades on Jerusalem:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/what-were-the-crusades-and-how-did-they-impact-jerusalem/

More on the church in the lake in Izmir:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/was-council-of-nicaea-church-just-found-under-a-lake

More on 13 000 years bp beer operations:

https://www.newsweek.com/oldest-evidence-beer-brewing-13000-years-ago-unearthed-israeli-cave-1133931
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/archaeologists-may-have-unearthed-world-s-oldest-brewery
https://www.livescience.com/63631-oldest-beer-brewing-evidence.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of Roman finds from a Roman camp site in Portugal:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-weapons-sandals-coins-roman-conquest.html

A Roman cemetery from North Lincolnshire:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-45564334
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6980-180919-england-roman-cemetery

Roman finds from a dig in Winterton:

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/local-news/skeletons-bracelets-pottery-even-leg-2017543

A looted Thracian brick tomb from Rozovo:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/23/smallest-ancient-thracian-brick-tomb-found-near-bulgarias-rozovo-thoroughly-looted-by-treasure-hunters/

Latest finds from the Segobriga site:

https://www.eldiario.es/clm/segobriga-record-visitas-patrimonio_0_810869733.html

Feature on Rome’s ‘first fire service’:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/ancient-romes-first-fire-service.html

Feature on a recently-restored Aphrodite in Florence’s Archaeological Museum:

https://www.broadwayworld.com/bwwart/article/Rediscovered-Aphrodite-In-Italys-National-Archeology-Museum-Restored-Thanks-To-Friends-Of-Florence-20180920

Why study Classics:

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2018/09/17/turner-nietzsche-and-niche/

Reviewish on *The Silence of the Girls*:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/639600024/homers-unwilling-women-are-no-longer-quiet-in-the-silence-of-the-girls

Reviewish of Emily Wilson’s *Odyssey* translation:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/20/opinions/the-odyssey-emily-wilson-reading-to-my-son-tess-taylor/index.html

More on the coin hoard from Como:

https://www.news24.com/World/News/watch-roman-gold-coins-worth-millions-discovered-in-old-theatre-20180916

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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 pair of Bronze Age helmets from Slovakia:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913941/mushroom-picker-finds-precious-helmets-from-late-bronze-age.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6977-180918-slovakia-bronze-helmets

An ‘amateur Danish archaeologist’ found some 1500 years bp jewellery:

https://www.thelocal.dk/20180917/amateur-danish-archaeologist-finds-1500-year-old-treasure
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-archaeologists-celebrate-spectacular-discovery-iron.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6973-180917-denmark-gold-treasure

A medieval bishop’s seal from a Swedish island:

https://www.thelocal.se/20180921/archaeologists-find-medieval-seal-on-biskops-arno-sweden
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6985-medieval-bishop-s-seal-found-in-sweden

Brexit fears are apparently causing archaeologists and curators to leave the UK:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/sep/22/archaeologists-and-curators-leaving-uk-over-brexit-fears

A sailor’s 17th century rape confession:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/sep/18/secret-unearthed-sailor-17th-century-journal-edward-barlow-national-maritime-museum

Searching for the site of the Siege of Derry era boom:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-45599513

Searching for the origins of Offa’s Dyke:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-45592682
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/mid-wales/2018/09/21/offas-dyke-emerges-from-the-deep-at-castle/

Studying ice cores from a Swiss glacier:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/17/science/icecore-europe-pollen.html

On evidence of historical tsunamis in Britain:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-45541721

English Heritage is looking for Stonehenge holiday photos:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/20/english-heritage-seeks-stonehenge-holiday-snaps-for-digital-album

Plans to recreate Henry VIII’s fancy tent:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/sep/22/henry-viii-tent-field-of-cloth-of-gold-reconstruction

Anticipating a dig in Trnava:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20913957/trnava-dream-city-for-archaeologists.html

More on a dog finding a Bronze Age hoard of sorts in Czechia:

https://www.sciencealert.com/bronze-age-urnfield-treasure-sickles-axes-arrows-dug-up-czechia-dog-orlicke-mountains
https://www.zmescience.com/research/discoveries/dog-archaeology-discovery-823523/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dog-archaeologist-czech-republic-1351412
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dog-uncovers-trove-bronze-age-relics-czech-republic-180970324/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/very-good-doggo-finds-3000yearold-buried-treasure-while-out-on-walk/

More on the fide of Henry VII’s probable birthplace in Pembroke Castle:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/exact-spot-henry-viis-birthplace-15163270
https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16887030.henry-vii-birthplace-found-during-pembroke-castle-dig/
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/sep/16/likely-birthplace-of-henry-vii-found-in-pembroke-castle
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/excavation-welsh-castle-may-shed-light-mystery-henry-viis-birthplace-180970304/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6974-180917-pembroke-castle-mansion
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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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Neolithic remains from a a Viet Nam cave:

https://vietnamnews.vn/life-style/466044/more-prehistoric-remains-found-in-volcanic-caves.html#5IY1bFbbpKT00qHk.97
https://e.vnexpress.net/news/news/ancient-skeletons-discovered-in-vietnam-cave-3811188.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6979-180919-vietnam-neolithic-remains

A new method of estimating prehistoric population growth suggests there was a boom in South East Asia population some 4000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-se-asian-population-boom-years.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/anu-rps091918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180920102132.htm

Evidence Aboriginal people lived in Australia’s desert interior some 50 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-aboriginal-people-australia-interior-years.html
https://theconversation.com/aboriginal-people-lived-in-australias-desert-interior-50-000-years-ago-earlier-than-first-thought-102111

A team will be studying a ‘trove’ of statues in a Pilibhit temple:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bareilly/asi-deputes-team-to-examine-trove-of-statues-in-pilibhit-temple/articleshow/65916679.cms

A Chola-era inscription unearthed in Pudukkottai:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/chola-era-inscription-unearthed-in-pudukkottai/articleshow/65863582.cms

Feature on the Maori monarchy:

https://theconversation.com/the-kingitanga-movement-160-years-of-maori-monarchy-102029

Feature on the politics of reconstructing grotto murals from Xinjiang:

https://frieze.com/article/politics-reconstructing-ancient-grotto-murals-xinjiang-china-today
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest hype for the ‘impending’ rediscovery of the Endeavour:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/world/australia/captain-cook-ship-endeavour.html
https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/sep/19/wreck-of-captain-cooks-hms-endeavour-discovered-off-coast-of-america
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/19/captain-cooks-missing-hms-endeavour-discovered-us-coast/
https://www.dw.com/en/captain-cooks-hms-endeavour-found-at-last/a-45567171
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/09/20/ship-captain-cook-used-discover-australia-may-have-been-found-sunken-us-harbor/
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/researchers-closing-in-on-solving-hms-endeavour-mystery-37343151.html
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/captain-cook-endeavour-boat-intl/index.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/107204775/claim-hms-endeavour-is-found-solving-one-of-the-great-maritime-mysteries
https://www.smh.com.au/world/north-america/hms-endeavour-found-one-of-the-greatest-maritime-mysteries-of-all-time-solved-20180919-p504lx.html
https://www.theage.com.au/world/north-america/hms-endeavour-found-one-of-the-greatest-maritime-mysteries-of-all-time-solved-20180919-p504lx.html
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/maritime-mystery-captain-cooks-ship-appears-to-have-been-found/news-story/3c3ed9886b66cf6a2f79e3935f60670a
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6978-180919-endeavor-james-cook

… but no, they haven’t located it for sure:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2016/04/20160504-Cook-Endeavour-shipwreck-discovery-Newport-underwater-archaeology/

… and pondering the Endeavour’s legacy:

https://theconversation.com/as-we-celebrate-the-rediscovery-of-the-endeavour-lets-acknowledge-its-complicated-legacy-103524

A wolf pup ‘mummy’ from a Yukon Gold Mine:

https://www.livescience.com/63609-ice-age-wolf-mummy.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/canadian-permafrost-yields-intact-remains-50000-year-old-caribou-calf-wolf-pup-180970301/

Feature on Salt Lake City’s Fort Douglas:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/education/2018/09/22/digging-dirt-uncovering

I think this is a canoe found in Louisiana last year:

http://www.wafb.com/2018/09/16/land-excavator-discovers-ancient-native-american-canoe-belle-rose-nearly-years-old/

Recording petroglyphs in Arizona:

https://asunow.asu.edu/20180919-discoveries-emily-fioccoprile-research-deer-valley-petroglyph-park

Interviewish with David Overstreet:

https://shepherdexpress.com/news/features/unearthing-wisconsins-lost-history/#/questions

More on those stone ‘instruments’ from Colorado:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/647184207/mysterious-stones-found-in-colo-may-have-been-ancient-musical-instruments

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Ulama is making a comeback in Mexico:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/646756260/an-ancient-ballgame-makes-a-comeback-in-mexico
https://www.opb.org/news/article/npr-an-ancient-ballgame-makes-a-comeback-in-mexico/
http://www.wbur.org/npr/646756260/an-ancient-ballgame-makes-a-comeback-in-mexico

More on that altar from La Corona:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-altar-reveals-mayan-game.html

More on Mesoamericans capturing and trading wild animals:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180912144430.htm

More on that mask of Pakal the Great:

http://theweek.com/speedreads/792624/archaeologists-discover-strangely-wrinkly-ancient-mayan-mask
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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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Feature on Kole Nidre:

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/The-majesty-and-the-mystery-of-Kol-Nidre-567366

Pondering the art market:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/21/arts/design/elephant-graph-income-inequality.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Feature on the ‘oldest magic book in the world’:

https://iranian.com/2018/09/18/the-oldest-magic-book-in-the-world/

Looking for archaeological evidence of child labour:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06747-w
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6981-180919-child-labor-antiquity

Once again we’re hearing about ‘Pope Joan’:

https://www.livescience.com/63598-female-pope-joan-medieval-coins.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-coins-suggest-legendary-female-pope-may-have-existed-after-all-180970297/

Something about synchronous human energy consumption over the past 10 000 years:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-synchronous-human-energy-consumption-years.html

Studying ancient globalization:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uocf-iss091818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180918154825.htm

On the colour umber:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180919-umber-the-colour-of-debauchery

A letter from an imprisoned suffragette has turned up:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-45576262

… as has a long-lost letter of Galileo:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06769-4

On Shakespeare’s characterization of women:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45356908

A big argument has broken out over what marks the beginning of the Meghalayan Age:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-meghalayan-holocene-megadrought-archaeology/

Feature on the Lipton tea people:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45548495

In case you want to poke around Yale’s special collections:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/20/online-search-tool-lifting-veil-yales-collections

An APOD of the Callanish Stones:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap180923.html

Feature on the Spanish flu outbreak:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45097068

On assorted historical ‘lies’ we believe (urban legends?):

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/05/icon/1536142770_672955.html

On Archimedes’ big discovery:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/13/ciencia/1536831838_204195.html

… and other historical discoveries:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/20/ciencia/1537432139_523788.html

On what killed Caravaggio:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/19/actualidad/1537356575_463991.html

Feature on ancient pet burials:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/17/pet-cemetery-animal-burials/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Restless Times:

https://www.dw.com/en/restless-times-exhibition-features-germanys-latest-archaeological-finds/a-45591330
https://www.dw.com/en/german-archeological-treasures-from-tomb-of-celtic-princess-on-show/a-45520264
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-treasures-germany-reveal-turbulent.html

Ho’oulu Hawai’i:

http://www.hawaiinewsnow.com/story/39124809/never-before-seen-artifacts-from-the-kalakaua-era-on-display

Images of Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311992/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-ambassador-to-Norway-inaugurates-ancient-Egy.aspx

Roman Frontiers:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/roman-past-under-spotlight-crieff-13283841

I Object:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/ian-hislops-objecting-objects/

Snowrollers:

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2018/09/17/history-space-snow-rollers-peacham/37808353/

Living with the Gods:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/living-with-the-gods-on-beliefs-and-peoples-review-1.3624114

Rome: City and Empire:

https://www.news.com.au/national/breaking-news/roman-empire-masterpieces-come-to-canberra/news-story/420911af0878d5d60dffb0bb49530d9b
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-20/rome-exhibition-coming-to-national-museum-of-australia/10282824
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/why-ancient-rome-is-the-civilisation-we-can-t-forget-20180920-p5050u.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/20/c_137482513.htm

Animal Vessels:

https://www.thecrimson.com/image/2018/9/18/animal-vessels/

Questioning the authenticity of a hat ascribed to Abraham Lincoln:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-museum-abraham-lincoln-hat.html

Lisbon’s Museum of the Discoveries is causing some controversy:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/17/lisbon-museum-plan-stirs-debate-over-portugals-colonial-past

Feature on the Bolton Museum’s Egyptian collection (including the Amarna princess):

https://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/16889743.bolton-museum-a-first-look-at-the-new-egyptian-collection/

More reflecting on the Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/16/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.html
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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An Assyrian relief is coming to Christie’s:

https://www.christies.com/features/5-minutes-with-a-3000-year-old-Assyrian-relief-9344-3.aspx
https://www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/assyrian-relief-expected-to-raise-over-10m-at-christies-new-york/

A pile of Lincoln memorabilia is coming to auction:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/more-700-lincoln-collectibles-are-set-go-auction-180970323/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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There’s some 3d digital modelling going on at Petra:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/petra-jordan-drone-3d-scan-digital-modeling-180970310/

… and of Sheffield Castle:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45587064

Using biomarkers to estimate ancient population sizes:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/remnants-human-poop-help-archaeologists-study-ancient-populations-180970337/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6983-180920-coprostanol-population-estimate

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Nanjing’s ‘Great Wall’:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180919-in-china-a-great-wall-no-one-knows

Patmos:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/patmos-island-greece/index.html

Samurai castles:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/japan-samurai-castles/index.html

Cyrene:

https://world.greekreporter.com/2018/09/21/cyrene-the-impressive-ancient-greek-city-of-libya-video/

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PERFORMANCES
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Spartacus:

https://theconversation.com/spartacus-the-rise-and-rise-of-an-unlikely-hero-102646

Not sure about DJs performing at Stonehenge:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/entertainment/2018/09/18/dj-paul-oakenfold-stonehenge-performs-music.cnn

Marking the founding of the Paris Opera:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/arts/music/paris-opera-gala.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

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CRIME BEAT
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An illegal excavation in a building in Veria (Greece):

http://www.ekathimerini.com/232765/article/ekathimerini/news/police-uncover-illegal-excavation-for-antiquities-in-northern-greece

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/09/culture-crime-news-10-16-september-2018.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 (+ NAZI LOOT)
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Egypt recovered a relief of Amenhotep I from London:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311942/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/A-relief-of-king-Amenhotep-I-recovered-from-London.aspx
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6986-180921-egypt-repatriated-relief

I think we mentioned this latest Nazi loot case:

https://www.livescience.com/63602-nazi-looted-art-gurlitt-trove.html

Opeddish on repatriation matters:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1373046/lifestyle
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n37.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n38.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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OBITUARIES
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Ehsan Yarshater:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/18/obituaries/ehsan-yarshater-dead.html

Luigi Cavalli-Sforza:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/obituaries/luigi-cavalli-sforza-dies.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2779-audio-news-from-archaeologica-9-september-15-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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