Explorator 21.40 ~ January 27, 2019

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 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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‘New’ Neanderthal remains from Shanidar Cave:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/new-remains-discovered-site-famous-neanderthal-flower-burial

Neanderthal spear technology was capable of ‘killing at a distance’:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/ucl-nhs012319.php
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-neanderthal-spears-distance.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190125084048.htm
https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/25/ciencia/1548409022_155021.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/01/25/neanderthals-had-brains-hunt-long-distance-spears-archaeologists/

A study suggest that modern humans replaced Neanderthals in Spain some 44 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uos-ase012119.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190122104601.htm
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2191368-the-last-neanderthals-may-have-died-out-much-earlier-than-we-thought/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7325-190124-spain-last-neanderthals

… and Neanderthals were much more sociable than we are, apparently:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/24/ciencia/1548355820_636546.html

I think we mentioned this study suggesting a pair of skeletons from South Africa are both sediba:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-australopithecus-sediba-link.html
https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/19/health/australopithecus-sediba-human-history-scli-intl/index.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7312-190122-a-sediba-fossils

Feature on homo erectus:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-snapshot-mysterious-ancestor-homo-erectus.html
http://theconversation.com/a-snapshot-of-our-mysterious-ancestor-homo-erectus-101122

Latest ‘we need to rethink the Neanderthals’ piece:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-46988399

Feature on Upper Paleolithic sewing needles from various places:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/fashion-history-sewing-needles/
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AFRICA
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Feature on Timket celebrations in Ethiopia:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46937383
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Naqada II and Second Intermediate Period tombs from Kom Al-Khelgan:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/322326/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Ancient-tombs-and-prehistoric-burials-found-in-Nil.aspx
https://ww.egyptindependent.com/ancient-tombs-discovered-in-nile-delta/
https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/24/supreme-council-of-antiquities-expedition-discovers-a-number-of-tombs-and-burial-sites-in-koum-al-khalajan/
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-egypt-archaeologists-ancient-tombs-nile.html
https://www.thechronicleherald.ca/living/archeologists-uncover-ancient-tombs-in-egypts-nile-delta-278831/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7326-190124-nile-delta-tombs

Six (or maybe nine) Old Kingdom tombs from Aswan:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/322441/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Nine-Old-Kingdom-tombs-discovered-in-Upper-Egypts-.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63675/Six-tombs-dating-back-to-the-Old-Kingdom-uncovered-in
https://egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/21/six-tombs-dating-back-to-old-kingdom-discovered-in-hawa-dome-in-aswan/

The ten-year project to restore the tomb of Tut is complete:

https://ww.egyptindependent.com/largest-restoration-project-for-tomb-of-king-tutankhamun-concludes-in-luxor/
http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/video-saving-tutankhamen-tomb/
https://www.livescience.com/64566-king-tut-tomb-restored.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-tomb-of-tutankhamun-rescued-from-its-fans-1.6868719
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/decade-long-restoration-tutankhamuns-tomb-finally-concludes-180971339/
https://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3507788/getty-conservation-institute-announces-the-completion-of
https://hyperallergic.com/481301/the-restoration-of-the-tomb-of-tutankhamen-is-complete/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7323-190123-tutankhamun-tomb-restored

Egypt was inventorying 34 of its antiquities warehouses:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/322196/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Antiquities-ministry-starts-inventory-of-artefact-.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63728/34-antiquities-warehouses-nationwide-inventoried-ministry

The Aga Khan Foundation is getting involved in restoration works in Cairo:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63796/Min-of-Antiquities-cooperates-with-Agha-Khan-Foundation-to-restore

Concerns about the vehicles transporting things to the new Egyptian Museum:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63719/Min-of-antiquities-denies-rumors-about-inappropriate-transfer-of-antiquities

As mentioned, the tomb of Antony and Cleopatra has NOT been found:

https://www.livescience.com/64556-tomb-of-antony-and-cleopatra.html
https://www.yahoo.com/news/no-archaeologists-not-found-tomb-165100267.html

… and Zahi Hawass is vehemently denying any connection to the claim:

https://ww.egyptindependent.com/italian-news-about-cleopatra-tomb-false-zahi-hawas/

… but it’s still out there, to a greater or lesser degree:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/antony-cleopatras-long-lost-tomb-13886561
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/the-lost-tomb-of-antony-and-cleopatra-might-soon-be-found/

Evidence that places in Iraq may have had too much water some 6500 years bp:

https://sciencetrends.com/too-much-water-may-have-been-a-problem-for-ancient-iraq/

Arguing/discussing the fate of the Tomb of the Kings in Jerusalem:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-underground-jerusalem-rare-ancient-tomb.html

The rains at Beit Shean revealed a couple of 2800/2200 years bp horse figurines (in separate locations):

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Two-ancient-horse-figurines-found-in-north-after-winter-rains-578249
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-news/heavy-rains-unearth-ancient-horse-figurines-in-northern-israel/2019/01/22/
https://www.timesofisrael.com/driving-rain-uncovers-2-rare-horse-statues-in-north-of-israel/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-storms-in-israel-unearth-ancient-horse-figurines-1.6867255
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7320-190122-israel-horse-figurines

Touristy plans for a Byzantine cistern in Jerusalem:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/1500-years-old-cistern-in-Jerusalem-could-become-the-newest-attraction-578351
https://www.timesofisrael.com/subterranean-1500-year-old-cistern-complex-hidden-under-jerusalem-playground/

Route 38 construction which threatened Hezekiah’s tomb have been altered:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-victory-for-archaeologists-road-expansion-cut-in-bid-to-save-ancient-treasures-1.6854372

More on the search for more Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran caves:

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/A-new-generation-takes-up-the-hunt-for-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-578269
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/experts-racing-against-antiquities-robbers-in-hunt-for-dead-sea-scrolls-1.6867469

More on those two busts revealed because of rain at Beit Shean:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/biblical-archaeology-sites/funerary-busts-beth-shean-israel/

Hyping sites in Saudi Arabia:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1441401/saudi-arabia

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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The British Museum has (again) ruled out lending the Parthenon Marbles to Greece:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/elgin-marbles-british-museum-return-greece-parthenon-acropolis-controversy-corbyn-a8748296.html
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/26/british-museum-director-says-greece-is-not-legal-owner-of-parthenon-marbles/
http://www.ekathimerini.com/237054/article/ekathimerini/news/british-museum-rules-out-loaning-parthenon-marbles-to-greece
https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/uk-museum-rules-out-elgin-marbles-return/news-story/b32b83cb8a2ebfb28a9958cb003f4540

Restaurant expansion in Lisbon revealed a 2000 years bp Roman necropolis:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-portugal-archaeology-cemetery/roman-remains-unearthed-near-famous-lisbon-restaurant-idUSKCN1PJ1SN
https://www.euronews.com/2019/01/25/roman-remains-unearthed-near-famous-lisbon-restaurant
https://en.prothomalo.com/lifestyle/news/190285/Roman-remains-unearthed

A ‘sacred’ Roman road in East Jerusalem (paywalled):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/israel-unearths-a-sacred-roman-road-in-east-jerusalem-unsettling-a-palestinian-neighborhood/2019/01/24/8918dfa0-19ac-11e9-b8e6-567190c2fd08_story.html

Barracks remains in Colchester near the Mercury Theatre:

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17368852.more-evidence-of-roman-fortress-found-in-colchester/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7315-190121-england-colchester-barracks

Recalling how a pair of metal detectorists came across a Roman coin hoard in Berlicum:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-metal-detectorists-roman-treasure.html

Latest theory on the cause of Alexander the Great’s death:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-zealand-academic-explanation-alexander-great.html
http://www.newser.com/story/270323/theory-alexander-the-great-alive-for-6-days-after-death.html
http://www.voxy.co.nz/national/5/330372

Greece removed a pile of ancient sites from its ‘development list’:

https://phys.org/news/2019-01-greece-ancient-sites-museums.html
https://neoskosmos.com/en/127688/greece-removes-2330-ancient-sites-and-museums-from-bailout-fund-list/
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-greece-archaeology-bailout/greece-removes-historic-sites-from-fund-list-after-privatization-protests-idUSKCN1PG26Q
https://www.iol.co.za/travel/world/europe/greece-removes-ancient-archaeological-sites-from-its-development-list-18946461
https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/01/23/greek-government-removes-historic-sites-from-state-fund-list-after-protests/

… but the idea to do so still held up in court:

https://news.gtp.gr/2019/01/22/decision-transfer-greeces-archaeological-sites-private-use-upheld/

Another piece on the antiquity of robotics:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/our-fascination-robots-goes-all-way-back-antiquity

Feature on items found in a Thracian mound in Bulgaria a few years ago:

https://www.horsetalk.co.nz/2019/01/23/golden-horse-bling-2200-years/

Feature on the diet of gladiators:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/what-did-gladiators-eat/

A 115 years bp Latin document from a Jefferson City time capsule:

https://www.komu.com/news/115-year-old-latin-document-found-at-st-mary-s-hospital-site

Feature on a gold aureus of Faustina the Elder:

https://coinweek.com/coins/coin-profiles/ancient-coins-coin-profiles/ancient-coin-profile-faustina-the-elder-roman-imperial-gold-aureus/

Feature on the Pythia:

https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-the-priestess-pythia-at-the-delphic-oracle-who-spoke-truth-to-power-108401

Socrates v Marie Kondo:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/22/opinion/marie-kondo-socrates.html

Archaeology v Marie Kondo:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2019/01/25/ancient-sparks-of-joy-archaeology-and-marie-kondos-tidying-up/

What Colin Harding is up to:

https://www.thisislancashire.co.uk/news/17376458.boltons-oldest-archaeologist-celebrates-60-years/

What Stephen Miller is up to:

https://www.neweurope.eu/article/millers-macedonian-connection-to-the-ancient-nemean-games/

David Wheeler-Reed is talking about his *Regulating Sex in the Roman Empire*:

https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/01/25/wheeler-reed-talks-sex-in-the-roman-empire/

What Adriana Brook is up to:

http://www.lawrentian.com/archives/1014046

Best Pre-PhD paper honours from the AIA:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/34206-thesis-on-ancient-greek-sculptures-clinches-u-s-national-archaeological-award.html

Review of Edward Watt, *Mortal Republic*:

http://www.thetribunepapers.com/2019/01/20/discourses-after-livy/

Review of Edith Hall, *Aristotle’s Way*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/books/review/edith-hall-aristotles-way.html

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

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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10 000 years bp (give or take) lakeside dwelling from Norway:

http://sciencenordic.com/norwegian-lake-hold-several-thousand-year-old-secret
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7321-190122-norway-stone-age

Plenty of evidence of Neolithic/Early Bronze Age defense works in Poland:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32484%2Carchaeologist-prehistoric-defensive-settlements-were-more-common-expected.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7324-190123-poland-prehistoric-defenses

Finds from various periods during construction of the Bratislava Zero Bypass:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22030553/precious-roman-coins-found-during-construction-of-bratislava-bypass.html

Evidence of atherosclerosis in 16th century Greenland mummies:

https://www.livescience.com/64594-greenland-mummies-heart-disease.html
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-evidence-atherosclerosis-16th-century-mummies-greenland.html

The HS2 project revealed the grave of Matthew Flinders:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-46974247
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-explorer-rounded-australia-uk.html
https://www.gov.uk/government/news/remains-of-captain-matthew-flinders-discovered-at-hs2-site-in-euston
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/25/grave-of-matthew-flinders-discovered-after-200-years-under-london-stationv
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/hs2-railway-excavation-australia-history-dig-matthew-flinders-burial-london-euston-a8744491.html
https://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/remains-of-captain-matthew-flinders-discovered-by-archaeologists/news-story/b17ebd722262274d8c10c4ba2d8a81fe
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/25/explorer-who-literally-put-australia-map-is-found-buried-beneath-london-train-station/
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/remains-of-matthew-flinders-found-at-london-train-station/news-story/f659e961b82e24b9c54ace7f17392276
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2019-01-25/matthew-flinders-remains-discovered-london/10748938
https://www.euronews.com/2019/01/25/remains-of-explorer-matthew-flinders-discovered-near-london-station
https://www.npr.org/2019/01/25/688769145/bones-of-famed-british-explorer-found-during-construction-of-u-k-train-line
https://www.wamc.org/post/bones-famed-british-explorer-found-during-construction-uk-train-line
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/01/captain-matthew-flinders-remains-discovered/

I think we mentioned these finds from various periods (mostly medieval)from Veliko Tarnovoa (including a child burial):

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/20/baby-burial-in-clay-pot-found-in-1330s-church-in-trapesitsa-fortress-in-bulgarias-veliko-tarnovo/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7322-190123-bulgaria-child-burial\

A very interesting 17th century painting turns up in an interior wall in Paris:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/fashion/the-treasure-behind-the-wall.html

Turns out an ‘ancient’ stone circle recently found in Scotland was created in the 1990s:

https://www.livescience.com/64555-ancient-stone-circle-is-modern-replica.html
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/21/ancient-scottish-stone-circle-was-built-in-1990s
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/scottish-stone-circle-90s-replica-gbr-intl-scli/index.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/prehistoric-stone-circle-in-scotland-dupes-archaeologists/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oops-4500-year-old-stone-circle-turns-out-be-1990s-replica-180971320/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/scottish-stone-circle-isnt-so-ancient-after-all-archaeologists-say/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7317-190121-scotland-stone-circle-replica

Digging a site associated with a 19th century workhouse in Northern Ireland:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-46813077

Car park work in Nottingham has exposed some 19th century (maybe) bones:

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/nottingham-archaeologist-investigates-discovery-human-2469196

Feature on Switzerland’s oldest cookbook:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/dish-it-up-like-it-s-1559_switzerland-s-oldest-cookbook-whets-modern-appetites/44684772

Feature on Spanish Romanesque architecture:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/15/album/1547551620_727780.html

More on that submerged prehistoric ‘butchery site’ in the Western Islands:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46890793
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Two Chinese archaeologists were beaten over some sort of dispute at a site in Sangshujiao:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2183211/chinese-archaeologists-beaten-dispute-over-historic-site

Those Liao Dynasty tombs we mentioned last week had a built-in drainage system:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/22/c_137764922.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7319-190122-china-tomb-drainage

A possible Sena dynasty palace site from Munshiganj:

https://www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/2019/01/24/another-archaeological-site-unearthed-in-munshiganj

More on those Mauryan/Kusan finds from the Asurgarh fort in Odisha:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/asi-finds-2300-year-old-artefacts-in-odisha/article26044456.ece
https://www.thebetterindia.com/170300/odisha-excavations-ruins-ancient-lost-civilisation-uncovered/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7316-190121-india-asurgarh-fort

Feature on the Inscription Stones of Bangalore project:

https://bangaloremirror.indiatimes.com/bangalore/others/inscriptions-show-hebbal-is-among-citys-oldest-locality/articleshow/67614807.cms

Concerns for negligence of Mohenjo Daro:

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/01/26/80-per-cent-wall-bricks-of-mohenjo-daro-damaged-due-to-govt-negligence/

Plenty of bones (of undetermined date) from a Maketu beach:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/article.cfm?c_id=1503343&objectid=12195604

Feature on Bungaree, who helped Matthew Flinders get around Australia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-47000518

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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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Archaeologists still aren’t sure of the origin and purpose of some walls at Bayers Lake (NS):

https://globalnews.ca/news/4876121/bayers-lake-mystery-walls/

A possible 18th century Peruvian artifact from Melbourne Beach (Florida):

https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2019/01/22/treasure-hunter-discovers-possible-ancient-artifact-near-melbourne-beach/2575075002/

Review/hype for *Revealing Greater Cahokia, North America’s First Native City*:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoia-gc012219.php
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-revealing-greater-cahokia-ancient-north.html

Debunking claims of a pre-Columbian Irish presence in West Virginia:

https://wvexplorer.com/2019/01/22/ancient-carvings-in-west-virginia-of-native-origin-not-irish/

Feature on the effect of European arrival on the Abenaki:

https://vtdigger.org/2019/01/20/europeans-claimed-vermont-plagues-poxes-decimated-native-abenaki/

Feature on Chaco Canyon over the years:

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2019/01/22/modern-look-chaco-canyons-ancient-past

Feature on Revolution-era British forts on Long Island:

https://www.newsday.com/long-island/li-life/discovering-long-islands-revolutionary-era-british-forts-1.26281907

More on that 3 000 years bp quinoa from an Ontario site:

https://thevarsity.ca/2019/01/26/u-of-t-researchers-discover-domesticated-quinoa-from-ancient-ontario/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilton/quinoa-trading-brantford-1.4980974
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3000-year-old-quinoa-found-ontario-180971330/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7327-191024-canada-ancient-quinoa

Feature on Native American health care:

http://cdispatch.com/opinions/article.asp?aid=71237

Feature on various Native American groups in Kentucky:

https://theconversation.com/maga-teenagers-how-the-midwest-was-built-on-violence-against-native-americans-110208
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More on the mass child sacrifice site at Huanchaco:

https://www.timesunion.com/technology/businessinsider/article/Ancient-graves-hid-the-skeletons-of-269-children-13554955.php
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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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Switzerland was honouring Ulrich Zwingli:

https://www.dw.com/en/switzerland-remembers-protestant-reformation-leader-ulrich-zwingli/a-47160004

Feature on the King’s Wardrobe, which was destroyed in the Great Fire of London:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-great-fire-of-london-destroyed-the-secret-wardrobe-that-held-400-years-of-royal-fashion

Plans for Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday:

https://whyy.org/articles/for-walt-whitmans-200th-birthday-philadelphia-will-contain-multitudes/

Interesting feature on some (mostly Victorian) household hazards:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leeds-46988509

Folks are looking for Shackleton’s lost ship again:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47000896

Feature on the origins of the handshake:

https://daily.jstor.org/when-was-first-handshake/

Nice APOD of a lunar eclipse over Cologne Cathedral:

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap190122.html

Feature on reading sacred texts (reviwish):

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/28/how-to-read-the-good-books

On Wikipedia and Academia:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/cn/blog/how-wikipedia-infiltrated-academia

Feature on Mabel Stark:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/obituaries/mabel-stark-overlooked.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

On the Qwerty keyboard:

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/why-do-we-use-a-qwerty-keyboard-anyway/p06yh0r3

This year’s Getty Medal recipients:

http://www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/5997-getty-medal-to-go-to-visual-artists-lorna-simpson-ed-ruscha-and-c
https://mynewsla.com/hollywood/2019/01/24/artists-lorna-simpson-ed-ruscha-among-three-j-paul-getty-medal-recipients/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Lefkandi:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/25/magnificent-fabric-from-greek-dark-ages-on-display-in-athens/

Anglo Saxon Kingdoms:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190118-how-migration-formed-the-english-language
https://www.bl.uk/events/anglo-saxon-kingdoms

Herblock:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/23/arts/design/herblock-library-of-congress-political-art.html

Shuten-doji Picture Scroll:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190121-yorimitsu-and-shuten-dji-the-drunken-demon-of-kyoto

Archimedes:

https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/01/eureka-museum-of-idaho-exhibits-archimedes-innovations/

John Harrison clocks:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-46924560

Scream:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/32ytpvFgnLxtZNynYJYWbP6/the-original-emoji-why-the-scream-is-still-an-icon-for-today
https://www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitions/munch.aspx

City of Women:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46992369

Facial Reconstructions:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/01/facial-reconstruction-history-england-uk/

Ashurbanipal:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/review-i-am-ashurbanipal.htm

Sold! (the antiques trade):

https://www.leeds.ac.uk/news/article/4356/sold_the_antiques_trade_gets_its_first_museum_exhibition
https://www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/art-and-leisure/pioneering-exhibition-into-the-antiques-trade

A major Egyptian exhibition is coming to Scotland:

https://ww.egyptindependent.com/national-museum-of-scotland-set-to-display-7000-egyptian-artifacts-as-egypt-requests-legal-documentation/

The Crow Museum collection is moving to the University of Texas at Dallas:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/24/arts/design/university-of-texas-at-dallas-crow-museum-of-asian-art.html

They’re opening a pile of museums in China:

https://beta.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2182876/china-ordered-thousands-new-museums-they-were-built-exhibits-and

I think we mentioned this argument over a Taiwan museum lending a calligraphy piece to Japan:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2182220/outcry-mainland-china-taiwan-museum-lends-priceless-calligraphy

Some relabelling will be going on at British museums, apparently:

https://www.telegraphindia.com/world/british-museums-to-relabel-colonial-treasures/cid/1682545

The Met is reviewing its donation policy in the wake of the Sackler’s lawsuit difficulties:

https://hyperallergic.com/481065/after-sacklers-named-in-opioid-lawsuit-met-museum-says-it-will-review-its-donation-policy/
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Paintings by Adolf Hitler ‘have no artistic value’ but are still expected to fetch a major price:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46991969
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on virtual tours of assorted sites:

https://elpais.com/tecnologia/2019/01/10/actualidad/1547142972_598926.html

A VR version of Hamlet?:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/theater/hamlet-virtual-reality-google.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

More on high tech approaches to reassembling things:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ais-answer-to-indiana-jones-can-reassemble-broken-treasures-brsmqlcmb
https://techxplore.com/news/2019-01-algorithm-archaeological-puzzles.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A purported DNA link from Kennewick Man to a modern Kennewick man:

https://www.nbcrightnow.com/check-it-out/unexpected-dna-link-a-kennewick-man-shares-paternal-lineage-with/article_0d1dd9d8-192e-11e9-a8d2-fb6538151077.html

A study of genetic variations associated with skin colour:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190121103338.htm
https://medicalxpress.com/news/2019-01-genetic-insights-evolution-skin.html
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/surprising-reason-why-some-latin-americans-have-light-skin

Dienekes’ Anthropology Blog:

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

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jan/20/milan-art-tour-fresco-heaven-without-the-crowds

Flensburg:

https://www.dw.com/en/strong-drink-in-the-far-north-how-rum-came-to-flensburg/a-47164766

Casa de los Carrera:

http://culto.latercera.com/2019/01/20/casa-carrera-monte-revive/

Liechtenstein:

https://www.dw.com/en/liechtensteins-300th-anniversary-big-bash-in-a-small-country/a-47168944

Antigua (Guatemala):

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/21/t-magazine/antigua-guatemala-travel-guide.html

Boosting tourism in Scotland:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-46972992
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PERFORMANCES
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The Favourite:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190122-the-favourites-bold-sexual-politics-are-rewriting-history

A pile of Verdi’s drafts are going to be made public:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/arts/music/verdi-papers-italy.html

Fire In My Mouth:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/arts/music/review-new-york-philharmonic-julia-wolfe.html

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CRIME BEAT
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A major antiquities bust in Laconia:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/236871/article/ekathimerini/news/laconia-police-stop-600000-euro-illegal-antiquities-deal
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/greek-police-seize-big-hoard-of-allegedly-looted-antiquities/
https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/22/suspect-arrested-for-illegal-possession-of-antiquities-in-southern-greece/

A guilty plea for stealing from the BYU library:

https://universe.byu.edu/2019/01/24/man-pleads-guilty-to-stealing-from-byu-library-1/

Not really sure where to put this stolen (in 2004) medieval church reliefs story:

https://www.livescience.com/64591-priceless-visigoth-art-rotted-in-english-garden.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2019/01/culture-crime-news-14-20-january-2019.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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Cyprus received some stolen fresco fragments back:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2019/01/25/stolen-fresco-fragments-welcomed-home/
http://www.financialmirror.com/news-details.php?nid=36456

Op Ed on repatriation issues:

https://www.dw.com/en/colonial-art-restitution-the-desire-is-not-to-wipe-museums-clean/a-47194605
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n03.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n04.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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Lamia al-Gailani Werr:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/25/obituaries/lamia-al-gailani-werr-80-dies-archaeologist-rescued-iraqi-art.html
https://phys.org/news/2019-01-iraqi-archaeologist-museums-champion-dies.html
http://www.tribtown.com/2019/01/20/ml-iraq-obit-gailani/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/iraqi-archaeologist-museums-champion-dies-at-80/2019/01/20/5168b10c-1ccc-11e9-a759-2b8541bbbe20_story.html
https://www.rferl.org/a/iraq-mourns-death-of-archaelogist-who-restored-looted-national-museum/29721860.html
https://thearabweekly.com/iraq-bids-farewell-archaeologist-lamia-al-gailani
http://www.jordantimes.com/opinion/michael-jansen/lamia-al-gailani-werr-archaeologist-warrior-who-preserved-arab-history

Thomas Habinek:

https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/2941/thomas-habinek-of-usc-dornsife-classics-obit/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/2826-audio-news-from-archaeologica-13-january-19-january-2019
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CONFERENCES
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Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

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

Current Archaeology Live (March 8-9, 2019):

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/live/ca-live-2018

Berkshire Archaeology Day (April 6, 2019)
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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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