Explorator 21.25 ~ October 14, 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,
Adrienne Mayor, DSH, Richard Miller, 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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Finger bones from a Neanderthal child found in Poland suggest he/she had been eaten by a large bird:

https://www.livescience.com/63801-giant-bird-ate-neanderthal-child.html
https://www.newsweek.com/neanderthal-child-eaten-giant-bird-poland-human-evolution-1157327
https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/oldest-bones-ever-found-in-poland-and-dating-back-115000-years-belonged-to-neanderthal-child-whose-fingers-were-chewed-by-a-giant-bird-2561
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/10/health/neanderthal-child-eaten-by-giant-bird/index.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poor-neanderthal-child-was-eaten-giant-bird-180970524/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7020-181009-poland-neanderthal-child

Study connecting climate change to evolving tool-making abilities:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoa-dlp100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008183342.htm
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27770
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7032-181012-climate-human-evolution

Feature on homo erectus:

http://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/homo-erectus-our-ancient-ancestor.html

More on Neanderthal DNA in modern humans:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/science/neanderthal-genes-viruses.html
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AFRICA
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LiDAR helped to find the ‘lost’ city of Kweneng in South Africa:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-45836912/south-africa-s-ancient-lost-city-of-kweneng-rediscovered-by-lasers

Rethinking when humans settled on Madagascar:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-humans-colonized-madagascar-previously-thought.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-hmh100318.php
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7025-181010-madagascar-human-arrival

On studying seasonal changes at the Haua Fteah cave in Liby:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-archaeology-climates.html
https://theconversation.com/archaeology-can-help-us-prepare-for-climates-ahead-not-just-look-back-101823
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure if we mentioned this priestly tomb find from the reign of Neferirkare at Abusir:

https://www.livescience.com/63781-tomb-of-pharaoh-sole-friend.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7023-181010-abusir-priest-tomb

Feature on an interesting near-Ptolemaic gold sarcophagus in the Met:

https://hyperallergic.com/453636/from-the-ptolemaic-kingdom-a-gilded-coffin-to-die-for/

In case you missed the study of an Egyptian sock in the tech section last week:

https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-egyptian-striped-sock-antinopolis-multispectral-imaging-dye-analysis
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/1-700-old-baby-sock-203900123.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history-archaeology/1700-year-old-sock-spins-yarn-about-ancient-egyptian-fashion-180970501/

Remains of a Neolithic settlement in Jordan:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31354%2Carchaeologists-krakow-discovered-neolithic-settlement-jordan.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7030-181012-jordan-neolithic-settlement

A 2300 years bp family burial sites in Canakkale:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-family-grave-discovered-in-canakkale-137656
http://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/family-grave-of-2000-years-discovered-in-nw-turkey-3462980
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/family-grave-of-2-000-years-discovered-in-nw-turkey/1275726

Possible evidence of a Hasmonean-era massacre in Jerusalem:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/mass-burial-site-uncovered-in-jerusalem-evidence-of-holy-kings-bloody-reign/

Plenty of attention for the find of a Hebrew inscription with the full spelling of Jerusalem:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/2000-year-old-Roman-find-reveals-usage-of-the-name-Jerusalem-in-Hebrew-568973
https://www.timesofisrael.com/earliest-known-stone-carving-of-hebrew-word-jerusalem-found-near-city-entrance/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/252967
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/earliest-ever-inscription-bearing-jerusalem-s-full-name-is-discovered-1.6545494
https://www.yahoo.com/news/2-000-old-inscription-spells-jerusalem-israel-does-152231178.html
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/10/09/4781539088137/
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/inscriptions/2000-year-old-jerusalem-inscription/
https://www.livescience.com/63786-jerusalem-stone-inscription-archaeology.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7019-181009-israel-jerusalem-inscription

Plans to study the 7th century abandonment of Hadrianopolis:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists-to-solve-mystery-in-ancient-city-of-hadrianapolis-137824

Remains of a Byzantine church from northwestern Turkey:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/10/09/1500-year-old-byzantine-church-discovered-in-turkeys-edirne

What they’re learning about the commercial role of Shobak Castle in medieval times:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/shobak-castles-commercial-role-mediaeval-time-uncovered

Studying the dirty dishes from Catal Hoyuk (I think we had this a while ago):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ancient-proteins-unwashed-dishes-reveal-diets-lost-civilization-180970481/

… and a feature on Catal Hoyuk:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/digging-down-into-turkeys-neolithic-city/

Feature on the site of Laodicea:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/2018/10/08/the-7500-year-old-city-of-laodicea-the-last-church-of-revelation

Feature on eunuchs in the Bible:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-topics/bible-interpretation/eunuchs-in-the-bible/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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3600 years bp ‘ritual objects’ (maybe) from a site on Akrotiri:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/12/santorini-excavation-brings-to-light-impressive-new-findings-photos/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7033-181012-akrotiri-minoan-shrine

58+ shipwrecks (mostly ancient?) found off Fourni:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45829960
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/12/58-ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-greece-among-top-archaeological-discoveries-of-the-century-video/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/12/greek-archaeologists-discover-58-shipwrecks-revealing-new-details-on-ancient-trade/
https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/11/ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-greek-waters-tell-tale-of-trade-routes
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2018/Oct-13/466225-ancient-greek-shipwrecks-tell-tale-of-trade-routes.ashx
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-shipwrecks-tell-tale-of-trade-routes-137821

Not sure if we mentioned this huge Roman villa site from Cambridge:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/09/huge-roman-villa-found-discovered-next-to-park-and-ride-8019995/

Evidence of a Roman bridge in Utrecht:

https://www.utrechtcentral.com/news/society/roman-bridge-discovered-in-utrecht-90466/

An inscription of the assembly of Apollonia Pontica:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/06/3rd-century-bc-decree-found-on-black-sea-island-proves-ties-between-ancient-greek-cities-apollonia-pontica-in-bulgaria-heraclea-pontica-in-turkey/

Not sure if we’ve mentioned this Roman settlement found during A66 roadwork in Eden Valley:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16973699.roman-grave-and-pottery-found-on-a66-during-5m-road-improvement-scheme/
https://www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/10/08/roman-settlement-discovered-during-5-million-a66-eden-valley-works/
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/roman-settlement-discovered-during-a66-eden-valley-works
https://www.itv.com/news/border/2018-10-08/roman-settlement-remains-found-in-a66-roadworks/
http://www.cwherald.com/a/stories/roman-remains-uncovered-at-kirkby-thore.492860.html

Remains of a Roman glass bowl from a villa site in Ceredigion:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45792091
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hidden-secrets-behind-most-remote-15255581
http://www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?id=124359&headline=Glass%20bowl%20among%20finds%20unearthed%20at%20Roman%20villa%20site&sectionIs=news&searchyear=2018

Studying the cause of death of a number of victims at Herculaneum:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-people-died-body-fluid-vaporization.html
https://www.livescience.com/63807-vesuvius-victims-brains-boil.html
https://www.livescience.com/63813-photos-mount-vesuvius-victims.html
https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/10/10/11/51/mount-vesuvius-erruption-brains-explode-herculaneum-pompeii
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/study-finds-victims-of-mount-vesuvius-suffered-agonising-deaths/news-story/48d1b45964979c7755e5a4ce595cda8f
https://www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article219795865.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/vesuvius-eruption-crackd-skulls-04254/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mount-vesuvius-boiled-its-victims-blood-and-caused-their-skulls-explode-180970504/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/10/08/mt-vesuvius-eruption-exploded-skulls-and-vaporized-bodies-roman-archaeologists-find/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7027-181011-herculaneum-boiled-blood

More on the ‘enchanted garden’/shrine reveal at Pompeii:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/arts/pompeii-shrine.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/gorgeous-enchanted-garden-discovered-in-pompeii-ancient/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7022-181009-italy-pompeii-lararium

On the Roman use of miltos:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-history-deciphering-the-roman-red-dust

More on the ‘comic strip’ burial in a Roman tomb in Jordan:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/ancient-comic-strip-depicts-the-founding-of-a-roman-city/

Tourists were allowed into the Kasta tomb at Amphipolis this week:

https://news.gtp.gr/2018/10/08/lucky-visitors-get-chance-enter-amphipolis-kasta-tomb/

Living as a Stoic for a week:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/oct/11/my-week-living-as-a-stoic-like-a-buddhist-with-attitude-but-hard-to-do-hungover

Coverage of the Religious Studies and Classics visitation day at UArizona:

http://www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2018/10/a-relihsfest

A bit early for Hallowe’en but our first ‘vampire burial’ story this year comes from a fifth century site in Umbria:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoa-br101118.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-vampire-burial-reveals-efforts-child.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181012093005.htm
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/vampire-child-buried-italy-stone-mouth-archaeology-lugnano-a8582371.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/archaeologists-discover-roman-age-burial-site-of-vampire-child/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/fifth-century-childs-skeleton-shows-evidence-of-vampire-burial/

How Latin got woke:

https://www.thenation.com/article/how-latin-got-woke/

Feature on ancient use of magic:

http://www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/drive/ye-olde-magic/10361560

Pondering the purpose of the Aeneid:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/is-the-aeneid-a-celebration-of-empire-or-a-critique

What Anne Feltovich is up to:

https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/professor-classics-anne-feltovich-presents-paper-on-roman-masculinity

In case you missed the ‘opium trade’ evidence from Cyprus in the ANE section last week:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/bronze-age-jug-opium-trade-british-museum-ancient-vase-eastern-europe-a8566741.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-archaeologists-just-discover-evidence-of-ancient-drug-trade

An account of an Odyssey reading:

https://www.underthebutton.com/article/2018/10/classics-student-british-accent

Emily Wilson’s Odyssey translation is getting syllabus attention:

https://www.columbiaspectator.com/arts-and-entertainment/2018/10/11/emily-wilsons-translation-of-the-odyssey-replaces-lattimores-on-literature-humanities-syllabus/

Reviewish things on Adrienne Mayor, *Gods and Robots*:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/10/ancient-greeks-predicted-robots-modern-technology-claims-stanford-historian/
http://www.ibtimes.sg/ancient-greek-mythology-predicted-ai-robots-rise-says-top-expert-27720
https://metro.co.uk/2018/10/10/ancient-greek-myths-foretold-of-modern-technology-including-ai-driverless-cars-and-even-alexa-8023013/
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/735378/ai-news-robots-ancient-greece-artificial-intelligence-driverless-cars-myths-legend-weird

Reviewish things of Donna Zuckerberg, *Not All Dead White Men*:

http://time.com/5418742/not-all-dead-white-men/
https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/170191

Review of Steve Kershaw, *The Search for Atlantis*:

http://www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/review-of-the-search-for-atlantis-by-steve-p-kershaw

On Homer and the theory of spontaneous generation:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/02/ciencia/1538465611_937949.html

The TLS had three things on recent work with the Odyssey … they may or may not be paywalled for you:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/odysseus-madeline-miller/
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/measure-of-homer-review/
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/private/translating-homer/

This week’s Assassin’s Creed Odyssey coverage of note:

https://www.pcworld.com/article/3313058/gaming/assassins-creed-odyssey-historical-locations-ancient-greece.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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Overviewish sort of thing on all the finds found during A14 construction:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-archaeology-work-1-5727106

Using statistical methods to reconstruct the history of Medieval Zomoztegi:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/s-smr100918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181009135935.htm

A medieval church find in Tarnovgrad:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/02/intriguing-13th-century-church-with-surviving-frescos-of-jesus-christ-discovered-in-trapesitsa-fortress-in-medieval-bulgarian-capital-veliko-tarnovo/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7026-181010-bulgaria-medieval-church

A metal detectorist found some sheathing belonging to the HMS Severn:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/shipwreck-discovered-metal-detector-200-year-old-jersey-hms-severn-british-channel-island-a8571536.html

A 13th century brooch found in Kerry is going on display:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/rare-13th-century-brooch-kerry

Perhaps there were concerns about icons story in a Kyrenia castle:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/12/icons-stored-in-kyrenia-castle-generally-in-good-condition/

On what is in the shipwreck of the Vrouw Maria:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/catherine-the-greats-treasure-is-lying-at-the-bottom-of-the-ocean?source=articles&via=rss

More on finds found during Trans Adriatic Pipeline construction in Albania:

http://www.tiranatimes.com/?p=138812

What Daniel Serra is up to:

https://www.lutherchips.com/6090/news/archaeologist-daniel-serra-speaks-about-viking-age-food/

In case you couldn’t get to the WWI graffiti in a French cave story last week:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/soldiers-signatures-france-tunnels-shed-light-military-history/9682294

More on eight-year-olds pulling a 1500 years bp sword from a Swedish lake:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/world/europe/sweden-girl-sword-lake.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/sword-sweden-archaeology-viking-08102018/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/europe/sword-lake-girl-sweden-intl/index.html
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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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200 late neolithic (and later) burials from Yunnan:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2018-10/07/content_65149267.htm

12th/13th century stone pillar inscriptions from a temple site near Thiruvadanai:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/archaeologists-stumble-upon-ancient-stone-inscriptions/articleshow/66155955.cms
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/amateur-archaeologists-discover-13th-century-stone-inscriptions/article25173371.ece

The site of Koh Ker was occupied longer than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-city-koh-ker-occupied-centuries.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-cok100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181010141742.htm

Studying the Maori via fecal sterols:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/ucfv-rth100918.php

Feature on the Silk Road (more or less):

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/2166432/centuries-old-silver-jug-conjures-mysteries-silk

More on the earliest food use of nutmeg:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehistoric-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-uncover-earliest-use-nutmeg-180970478/

Review of a tome on Tasmania:

https://theconversation.com/a-fresh-perspective-on-tasmania-a-terrible-and-beautiful-place-104248
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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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Wildfires reveal First Nations sites in British Columbia:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/elephant-hill-wildfire-1.4861022

Digging a 17th century mission site in St Augustine:

https://www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/watch-archaeologists-uncovering-what-could-be-the-oldest-stone-church-in-florida/77-8280454
http://www.staugustine.com/news/20181009/mysterious-17th-century-building-being-uncovered-at-mission
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7024-181010-florida-st-augustine-mission

Finds from Fort Miamis (Ohio):

https://www.toledoblade.com/local/daily-log/2018/10/12/archaeological-dig-at-fort-miamis-maumee-unearths-historic-artifacts/stories/20181012013?abnpageversion=evoke

On German-American communities in the US:

https://www.dw.com/en/why-little-germany-disappeared-from-nyc-and-other-little-known-events-of-german-us-history/a-45731400

Feature on Chinook Wawa:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181002-north-americas-nearly-forgotten-language

What Matthew Des Lauriers is up to:

http://csunshinetoday.csun.edu/csun-leaders/csun-professor-discovers-evidence-for-ancient-american-coastal-migration/

More on the wreck of the Lake Serpent:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/underwater-archaeologists-may-have-discovered-oldest-shipwreck-lake-erie-180970503/

Review of Joanne Freeman, *Field of Blood*:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/04/acts-incivility-antebellum-congress-unveiled-yale-historians-book
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Studying the use of salt by the Maya in Belize:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-salt-mover-shaker-ancient-maya.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/lsu-sma100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008183339.htm
https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/08/654872878/ancient-maya-astrologists-farmers-and-salt-entrepreneurs
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/stone-tools-suggest-bustling-maya-trade-in-salt-and-dried-fish/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maya-belize-bolstered-their-economy-salty-fish-180970499/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27702
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7021-181009-belize-maya-salt

Pondering Easter Island’s water supply:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/bu-eii100818.php
https://www.foxnews.com/science/easter-island-discovery-experts-unravel-mystery-of-ancient-statues
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7031-181012-easter-island-water
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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 the nude in Renaissance Art:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/deconstructing-myths-about-the-nude-in-renaissance-art/

The British army is reviving its ‘monuments men’ unit:

https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/british-army-brings-monuments-men-unit-back-to-life-to-protect-historic-artefacts-in-war-1.779781

Columbus had some weird ideas about what he’d find in the New World:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/11/planeta_futuro/1539270914_609612.html

… and his link to the potato:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/08/christopher-columbus-potato-that-changed-world/

… and a feature on a map he used:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture-exploration/2018/10/columbus-map-discovery-secrets-new-world/

… and why America isn’t named after him:

https://www.livescience.com/63778-why-america-not-named-for-columbus.html

Generally, on Columbus Day:

https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2018/10/08/mexico/1539025479_213139.html

On the history of the Teddy Bear:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/how-the-teddy-bear-was-born/

Feature on ‘bad’ maps:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/oct/10/made-up-places-and-costly-mistakes-a-history-of-unfortunate-maps-in-pictures

Feature on the Russian Revolution:

https://theconversation.com/world-politics-explainer-the-russian-revolution-100669

Feature on Tolstoy:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/review/leo-tolstoy.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

On navigating ‘Ice Alley’ in the 19th century:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/in-the-1850s-navigating-ice-alley-was-deadly-for-ships/

They’re still talking about the Salvator Mundi:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/11/worlds-most-expensive-painting-is-by-leornardo-insists-expert

A recovered stolen Stradivarius is lent to a student:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/arts/music/a-stolen-stradivarius-is-recovered-and-lent-to-a-student.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fmusic

Review of Mary Beard, *How Do We Look*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/mary-beard-how-do-we-look-rihanna-kylie-jenner.html

Review of Deborah Blum, *The Poison Squad*:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/08/654066794/how-a-19th-century-chemist-took-on-the-food-industry-with-a-grisly-experiment

More on Henry VII financing English voyages to the Americas:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-english-voyage-america.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Stonehenge:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/10/italian-axe-yorkshire-drums-prehistoric-brexit-stonehenge
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/10/britain-had-first-brexit-era-stonehenge-exhibition-show/
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45811369
https://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/national/16974808.stonehenge-exhibition-shows-ancient-ebb-and-flow-of-relations-with-europe/
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/stone-age-instruments-unearthed-in-yorkshire-go-back-to-stonehenge-for-timely-transcontinental-expose-1-9390263

Bruegel:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181005-bruegels-two-monkeys-one-of-arts-most-enduring-puzzles
https://www.bruegel2018.at/

DaVinci Faces:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/arts/design/leonardo-faces-teylers-museum.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

Women of the Northern Coalfield:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-45824958

Frida Kahlo:

https://hyperallergic.com/465132/a-frida-kahlo-exhibition-will-open-for-an-uninterrupted-48-hours-in-london/

Afro Atlantic Histories:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/afro-atlantic-histories-sao-paulo-museum-of-art-tomie-ohtake-institute.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

The reopening of the Humboldt Forum is opening old wounds in Germany:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/humboldt-forum-germany.html

Strange claim by the BM that ‘not everything was looted’:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/12/collected-histories-not-everything-was-looted-british-museum-defends-collections

… and the BM has a new Islamic gallery:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-45837333/islamic-world-s-diverse-art-and-culture-at-british-museum

An explosion at a Madrid Museum:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/05/ciencia/1538762473_343128.html

Feature on the Etruscan Museum at the Villa Giulia:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/yellowpage/national-etruscan-museum-at-villa-giulia-in-rome.html

The Met’s Heavenly Bodies set records:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-heavenly-bodies-met-museum.html
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Aftermath of the Banksy auction:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/felicitycarter/2018/10/11/banksys-shredded-artwork-girl-with-balloon-has-been-renamed-and-will-be-on-show-this-weekend/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using a drone to survey damage to a 12th century object at the Met:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/nyregion/a-12th-century-relic-meets-a-21st-century-technology.html

Using laser technology to study and preserve Sanilac Petroglyphs:

https://www.chron.com/news/article/Thumb-petroglyphs-preserved-with-new-technology-13302919.php

Latest mummy CT scan is on a Roman era child mummy:

http://www2.philly.com/philly/news/unlocking-the-mystery-of-a-2000-year-old-child-mummy-20181007.html
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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A grant to study the historic links between Nile flooding and volcano eruptions:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/09/24/joseph-manning-wins-nsf-grant-study-climate-change-human-history-link

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to track Chinese migration:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/science/china-genetics.html?nytapp=true&smid=nytcore-ios-share

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/11/travel/what-to-do-in-athens.html

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PERFORMANCES
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Some background for Rufus Wainwright’s Hadrian opera:

https://www.theloop.ca/five-things-you-need-to-know-about-hadrian/

… other coverage:

https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/rufus-wainwright-reaches-for-operatic-heights-with-hadrian
https://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/hadrian-coc-wainwright-1.4857531

Pelleas and Melisande:

https://theconversation.com/decoding-the-music-masterpieces-debussys-only-opera-pelleas-and-melisande-104691

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CRIME BEAT
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Something about the FBI and Civil War gold being found by metal detectorists:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Treasure-hunters-challenge-FBI-over-dig-for-13291694.php

Vandals hit the Old Mission Santa Barbara:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-old-mission-vandalism-20181010-story.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/10/culture-crime-news-1-7-october-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
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Egypt is getting a smuggled sarcophagus lid back from Kuwait:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/312994/Egypt/Politics-/Cairo-to-receive-ancient-Egyptian-sarcophagus-lid-.aspx
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/313118/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-receives-coffin-lid-seized-at-Kuwait-Interna.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/10/09/smuggled-sarcophagus-lid-retrieved-at-egyptian-embassy-in-kuwait/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58656/Egypt-recovers-cover-of-wooden-ancient-coffin-smuggled-to-Kuwait
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7029-181011-egypt-coffin-lid

The UK returned a couple of Etruscan items to Italy:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/10/11/uk-returns-2-etruscan-treasures_942e2aae-343b-4bcf-828e-94006370813d.html

First mention of a demand for the return of Cleopatra’s Needle:

https://www.thenational.ae/world/europe/egyptian-archaeologist-ashamed-of-london-s-treatment-of-cleopatra-s-needle-1.780170

More on bits of Turkey’s ‘Gypsy Girl’ to be returned by the US:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/08/c_137516875.htm

More on Easter Islanders wanting Moai back from the BM:

https://www.latercera.com/la-tercera-pm/noticia/recuperando-al-moai-perdido-y-robado-queremos-hablar-hasta-con-la-reina-isabel/347864/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n40.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n41.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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Cindy R. Lobel:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/obituaries/cindy-r-lobel-dead.html

William Helfand:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/obituaries/william-helfand-a-collector-intrigued-by-quackery-dies-at-92.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign

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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/2782-audio-news-from-archaeologica-30-september-6-october-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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