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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, David Critchley,
Diana Wright, David Pettegrew, Donna Hurst, Jennifer Cosham,
Edward Rockstein, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Michael Caputo,
Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer,
Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths,
Bob Heuman, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Rethinking those footprints at Laetoli:

www.livescience.com/16894-human-ancestor...otprints-family.html

Genetics suggest humans first left Africa by crossing into
Arabia (I think we had this a few months ago, no?):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15565654
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...te-Arabia-Egypt.html

Meanwhile, based on dental evidence homo sapiens arrived in Europe earlier
than previously thought:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-homo-sapien...lier-previously.html
content.usatoday.com/communities/science...longer-than-thought/
news.yahoo.com/look-fossils-yields-oldes...peans-180120611.html
www.abc.es/20111102/ciencia/abci-homo-sa...ia-201111021916.html

... I'm not certain how this Torquay spin fits into this (sorry, no coffee
yet):

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/88...died-in-Torquay.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...esident-Torquay.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/02/humans-torquay-ice-age

... although some coverage does seem to pull the two together:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15540464
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-evidence-ea...n-humans-europe.html
www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxfor...into_our_early_past/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/wuis-nef110111.php

... and we're still hearing about the interbreeding thing, but it seems to
involve even
more species (?):

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-genes-neand...latives-unusual.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...-with-other-species/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11...theast-asia-science/
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-20128079/hu...e-than-neanderthals/
www.livescience.com/16806-asian-ancestors-mated-denisovans.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/02/humans...sovan_n_1070221.html

... and the implications of Neanderthals' short legs:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...-for-mountaineering/
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AFRICA
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The fall of Gaddafi in Egypt is causing excitement over potential
research now being possible in regards to the Garamantes:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/05/gad...ilisation-garamantes

Latest on efforts to repatriate remains from the Intrepid:

www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md...1101,0,7522968.story

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A new theory for the stone circles known as Rujm al-Hiri:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51583
www2.tbo.com/news/nation-world/2011/nov/...d-mystery-ar-300825/
washingtonexaminer.com/news/world/2011/1...-holy-land-mystery-1
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Lifestyle/2...oric-golan-site.ashx
www.boston.com/news/world/middleeast/art...r_holy_land_mystery/
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4e598c18e3de8bce3c8a

Latest CT scan of a mummy failed to discern a child mummy's sex:

www.livescience.com/16853-egyptian-mummy-hospital.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/science/glean...ssecting-needed.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102190010.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-hospital-re...-egyptian-mummy.html

Sites from various periods identified at a couple of sites in Al Gharbia and
Sharjah:

www.thenational.ae/thenational/news/uae-...a-island-and-al-khan

Egypt is allowing a mummy to stay at University College Cork:

www.independent.ie/national-news/egypt-s...-travel-2923081.html

Recreating Egyptian beer:

www2.macleans.ca/2011/11/03/drink-like-an-egyptian/

A Second Temple Miqveh from near Beit Shemesh (didn't we have this
a couple weeks ago?):

www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=244067
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51465

An account of the Domuztepe Dig:

blog.britishmuseum.org/category/archaeology/domuztepe-dig-2011/

The effects of UNESCO recognition of Palestine on archaeology:

www.thestar.com/news/article/1082018
english.pnn.ps/index.php?option=com_cont...w&id=10835&Itemid=49
english.wafa.ps/index.php?action=detail&id=17935

Landminds interview with Chaim Cohen about Biblical Hebrew and other
matters:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-011111a.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-011111b.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-011111c.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-011111d.mp3

Latest from Tel Burna:

telburna.wordpress.com/2011/10/30/more-t...with-ibex-next-week/

Tel Jezreel now has an online presence:

www.jezreel-expedition.com/?mid=51768

A couple of videos from the Tel Shikmona dig:




Hagia Sophia may once again become a mosque:

en.trend.az/regions/met/turkey/1951696.html

The Biography folks had a feature on Howard Carter:

www.biography.com/people/howard-carter-20683395

The Amarna Letters are now online:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/september-...-of-egypt-now-online

The Knesset is still refusing to declassify their Temple Mount Report:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149312

An illegal Muslim burial on Temple Mount is also adding fuel to the fire:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149422

A plan to preserve the Dead Sea:

www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=243909

Interview with Mark Glickman about the Cairo Genizah:

www.signonsandiego.com/weblogs/joe-nalve...n-the-cairo-genizah/

Review of Alice Hoffman, *The Dovekeepers*:

www.npr.org/2011/11/05/141905655/a-tale-...he-tragedy-of-masada
blog.theomnivore.co.uk/2011/10/31/sex-and-the-polis/

More on that Byzantine 'prayer box':

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1877&module_id=#as
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/byzan...parking-lot-1.392864
www.thetandd.com/lifestyles/faith-and-va...1e-001cc4c03286.html
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2...1/01/c_131222561.htm
www.suntimes.com/news/nation/8510248-418...nd-in-jerusalem.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/30/tiny-...n-israel/?test=faces
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45095083/ns/technol...and_science-science/
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/i...relic-found-14845301

More on that mummy with prostate cancer:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-Egyptian-mummy.html
news.discovery.com/history/mummy-prostate-cancer-111101.html
www.nypost.com/p/news/international/anci...uLdzcF2Wnn2LpKMc60zL

More on the dig at Acre/Akko:

www.macon.com/2011/10/29/1763443/crusade...ng-rediscovered.html

More on Arabian 'Nazca Lines':

www.thenational.ae/thenational/news/worl...aled-by-google-earth

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Did the Romans leave London because of the weather?:

blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/11/05/did-t...ble-british-weather/

Interesting ancient Roman DNA project in the works:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/11/...t-roman-dna-project/

A dispute over putting a garbage dump near Hadrian's Villa:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/01/nob...n-villa-rome-rubbish

Finds from various periods at Kataliondas Kourvellos:

famagusta-gazette.com/excavations-at-kat...ssical-p13412-69.htm

A Bronze Age 'baby bottle' turns up at a garage sale:

www.stuff.co.nz/science/5886762/Garage-sale-find-4000-years-old

Nice to know that NATO spared Libyan sites in its bombing runs:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51579
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4b16832fe161ef95c341
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east...IQA3VjimM_story.html
tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=7241

What Kathleen Coleman is up to:

www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/nov/coleman-gladiators-110111.html

Nice feature on a Roman curse tablet:

archaeologicalmuseum.jhu.edu/the-collect...n-lead-curse-tablet/

A course compares Jay Z to Homer?:

www.thehoya.com/opinion/jay-z-not-a-21st...tury-homer-1.2676070

Feature on the return of the Getty Aphrodite:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ddess-Goes-Home.html

Interview with James Romm about his Alexander the Great tome:

www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2011/nov/02/de...ar-crown-and-empire/

Review of Lise Lunge-Larsen, *Gifts from the Gods*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/books/review/...ythology-review.html

Review of all those Iliad translations:

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/201...shing-the-iliad.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Apparently Viking 'sunstones' aren't just a tale:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-viking-sunstone-myth.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/magic-viking-sunstone-...ystal-004406011.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...one-may-be-real.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15523520

Not sure of the date of his one ... a Viking settlement found in Temple Bar
(Ireland):

www.thejournal.ie/archaeologists-find-ne...11/#slide-slideshow6

Not sure if we've had this Viking boat burial find from Ardnamurchan yet:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15333852

A 14th century 24 hour clock turns up in a pile of pipe fittings:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51491
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-valued-150-000.html

A metal detectorist finds a Tudory wedding ring:

www.burnleycitizen.co.uk/news/9336571.Br...ring_worth___10_000/

Cuts to archaeology in Bulgaria:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=133540

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 200 years b.p. mummy from Dong Nai (Viet Nam):

www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/Culture_Art/2011/11/97927/

Plans to conserve the ruins of Vikramshila 'university':

www.calcuttanews.net/story/200662760/ht/...set-for-conservation

More on that Kubai Khan ship find:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2011/10/13th-c...nder-japanese-seabed

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage of this new evidence of a 'megadrought' in the 2nd
century
(although the 'Roman' connection is never made):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/uoa-usf110411.php
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-scientists-...iod-megadrought.html

A First Nations burial at Cumberland Beach (Ontario) has brought a housing
development to a halt:

www.thebarrieexaminer.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=3357573

Fort Monroe is now a national monument:

www.npca.org/parks/fort-monroe.html

Virginia's top ten endangered artifacts:

vamuseums.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=dd1J4O0Idb4%3d&tabid=36

They're still looking for the Bonhomme Richard:

www.stripes.com/news/expedition-continue...d-shipwreck-1.159236

A Civil War photo collection is going on display:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/ci...w-in-south-carolina/

A jawbone found near the Kennewick Man site might renew the controversy:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...l-of-new-controversy

More on how far into the 'U.S.' deSoto went:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11...ience-spanish-glass/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plans to preserve Marcahuamachuco:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51544

A Gulf Coast 'enclave' from Teotihuacan:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/2-ac...ciudad-de-los-dioses

Latest coverage of the Mayan doomsday thing:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111103143255.htm

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Now humans and climate both take the blame for megafauna extinction:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-humans-clim...tinctions-large.html
green.yahoo.com/news/livescience/2011110...fthewoollybeast.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-unravelling...una-extinctions.html

... but whoever wrote this article on it was clearly confused:

www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112414031...tinctions/index.html

Pondering the plunderability of shipwrecks:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15031084

A major study of the history of malaria:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102125650.htm

Dr Livingston's own men may have been involved in the Nyangwe massacre:

news.yahoo.com/newly-deciphered-diary-mu...egend-174422293.html

Feature on the acoustics of the Basilica San Marco:

files.nyu.edu/bbb259/public/braxtonboren....html#sanmarcoAnchor

Feature on Fibonacci:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...red-out-flowers.html

Interesting study of evolution and colonization:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-evolution-human-colonizations.html

Our Stonepages friends who put out ArchaeoNews just published their 400th
issue
(congratulations!):

www.stonepages.com/news/

How the potato changed the world:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...anged-the-World.html

A medieval art slideshow:

www.livescience.com/16794-photos-bangana...al-upper-church.html

Review of Jonathan Lethem, *The Ecstasy of Influence*:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/books...1106,0,2362857.story

Review of *Ambrose Bierce: The Devil's Dictionary, Tales, and Memoirs*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/books/review/...-and-his-demons.html

Review of Andy Borowitz, *The 50 Funniest American Writers*:

www.npr.org/2011/10/29/141693188/twain-h...est-american-writers

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Capuchin crypts:

www.huffingtonpost.com/mobileweb/atlas-o...l-of-_b_1066012.html

Ravenna:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/arts/28iht-rartravenna28.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/===========...====================
CRIME BEAT
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Egyptian police recovered a number of purloined artifacts:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...facts-recovered.aspx

... and a smuggling attempt in Aswan was thwarted:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...warted-in-Aswan.aspx

A London gallery returned some Jiroft items smuggled from Iran seven years
ago:

www.presstv.ir/detail/208503.html

More on the theft of the Benghazi Treasure:

www.foxnews.com/world/2011/10/30/treasur...haeological-history/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-15557403
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2055283...asure-Benghazzi.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15582483

... some of it is turning up in markets in Libya, apparently:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2011/No...libyan-uprising.ashx

... or Egypt:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-15517886

... cf:
phdiva.blogspot.com/2011/10/antiquities-missing-from-libya.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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A 17th century Chinese coin turns up in the Yukon:

news.discovery.com/history/chinese-coin-...da-yukon-111104.html
www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost...-nations-casino-mine
www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Rare+...y/5636468/story.html

Gold coins from the reign of Bulgarian Tsar Ivan Alexander were found
in Urvich:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=133577

Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n45.html

... and the issue which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n46.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Mummies of the World:

www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/06/275...respect-and-awe.html

Modern Antiquity:

www.getty.edu/art/exhibitions/modern_antiquity/

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/11/1/mga-aphrodite-gods-love/


Degas' Dancers:

www.npr.org/2011/11/03/141905600/degas-d...-scenes-at-the-barre

Rembrandt in America:

www.ncnn.com/edit-news/7390-rembrandt-co...-at-nc-museum-of-art

Transition to Christianity:

onassisusa.org/exhibition_transitions.php?m=3&h=3

From Klimt to Klee:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/arts/design/r...-galerie-review.html

Staffordshire Hoard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-15534528
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-15496704

The Egyptian Antiquities Museum in Rome has a new director:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...-museum-in-Rome.aspx

Concerns for Aboriginal art:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/arts/05iht-rartabor05.html

Oddities in collecting folk art:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/arts/design/s...t-nouveau-nudes.html


More on the Met's Islamic collection:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51501
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/10/30/a...et-islamic-wing.html
www.npr.org/2011/11/04/141987063/art-of-...ys-a-global-heritage

Assorted Arts items of interest:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/arts/design/t...chaufelein-work.html


An update on the progress of the of the National Museum of Egyptian
Civilization:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1071/he1.htm

Big bucks expected for a Ming-style moonflask vase:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-15554613

Didn't know about the labour dispute at Sotheby's:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/co...ecurity-at-sothebys/

... while there is a mystery behind the sale of four Matisse sculptures:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/so...sse-back-sculptures/


... and general anxiousness for the upcoming 'auction season':

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/au...mid-financial-angst/

... perhaps unfounded:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/03/arts/design/s...rly-200-million.html

... then again, some items didn't sell at Christie's:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/02/arts/design/3...risties-auction.html

Reviews/hype/interviews related to Neil MacGregor's *History of the
World in 100 Objects*:

www.npr.org/2011/11/05/141996729/a-globa...-through-100-objects
www.guardian.co.uk/extra/2011/nov/03/his...bjects?newsfeed=true
learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/wh...ory-through-objects/

Review of *The Art Museum*:

www.npr.org/2011/11/03/141992336/the-art...for-the-printed-book

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Anonymous:

www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/nov/03/anon...espeare-reel-history

Love's Labour's Lost:

theater.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/theater/r...-theater-review.html

Goethe in Love:

www.npr.org/2011/11/04/141858424/goethe-...o-with-those-sorrows

Qaqal Najmuddin Saifuddin and Brothers:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/31/arts/music/qa...t-museum-review.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Allen Mandelbaum:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/arts/allen-ma...medy-dies-at-85.html

Mary Hunt Kahlenberg:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/arts/mary-hun...pert-dies-at-71.html
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HUMOUR
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Soup to Nutz explains BC and AD:

www.gocomics.com/soup-to-nutz/2011/11/01
www.gocomics.com/soup-to-nutz/2011/11/02

I think some of us knew there'd be something like this about Stonehenge
eventually:

wulffmorgenthaler.com/strip/2011/10/16/
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Neanderthals were the first inhabitants of the Greek islands:

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/11/10/nean...ts-of-greek-islands/

Quite a bit of coverage of the 'accuracy' of depictions of spotted
horses in various caves:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111107162225.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-ancient-dna...hts-cave-horses.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51634
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15619885
www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/science/spott...gment-dna-shows.html
news.yahoo.com/cave-art-accurately-depic...olors-190206913.html
news.yahoo.com/cave-painters-were-realis...finds-200120657.html
www.deseretnews.com/article/700195692/Ca...cient-DNA-finds.html
detnews.com/article/20111110/NATION/111100428/1020/rss09
www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3359...ame_in_leopard_print
www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-anci...1108,0,6320267.story
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111107162225.htm
ca.news.yahoo.com/caveman-art-spotted-ho...ntasy-135014537.html

On cooking and human evolution:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-cooking-ene...at-driven-human.html

I think we had this homo floresiensis v birds story quite a while ago:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...-indonesias-hobbits/
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AFRICA
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Oldest petroglyphs in Egypt:

newhaven.edhat.com/site/tidbit.cfm?nid=73533&nc=1

The fall of Gaddafi opens up Libya for studying the Garamantes, apparently:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/05/gad...ilisation-garamantes
www.npr.org/2011/11/08/142125279/satelli...ity-in-libyan-desert
historyoftheancientworld.com/2011/11/cas...ost-cities-of-libya/
googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/drt/s...j_0S537zKxEA5mKacM7U
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-castles-sat...tes-reveal-lost.html

Latest on efforts to bring remains from the Intrepid back to
the U.S.:

www.lasvegassun.com/news/2011/nov/09/sen...ring-remains-americ/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting 7500 years b.p. (or so) finds from Qatar:

www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=36&parent_id=16

The Bogazkoy Sphinx will be on display soon:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=hattus...th-sphinx-2011-11-07

Complaints about the politicization of archaeology in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archa...s-authority-1.394671

... but, of course, that's been going on for a while:

www.cjnews.com/index.php?q=node/88740

... and here's a timely case in point:

www.jpost.com/DiplomacyAndPolitics/Article.aspx?id=244452

A feature on Eilat Mazar:

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/novemb...chaeology-rebel.html

A semi-touristy thing/video on Herod's tomb:

www.jpost.com/VideoArticles/Video/Article.aspx?id=244814

A Landminds interview with Tim Harrison about ASOR and the upcoming meeting:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-081111a.mp3

Another feature on the Cairo Genizah:

www.forward.com/articles/145977/

Latest recreations of ancient beer:

www2.macleans.ca/2011/11/03/drink-like-an-egyptian/

Egypt closed the Great Pyramid on Friday to prevent it being
used for 'spiritual ceremonies':

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/11/egypt-...11-11_n_1087823.html
www.jpost.com/MiddleEast/Article.aspx?id=245234
news.yahoo.com/egypt-closes-great-pyrami...tuals-104026490.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/egypt-closes-pyramid-a...tuals-174436435.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060458...ls-Magic-Friday.html

More on that child-mummy CT scan:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111102190010.htm

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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This one doesn't seem to have made it to the English press this week ... a
shipwreck find near the Isola Sacra (Fiumicino):

www.beniculturali.it/mibac/export/MiBAC/...html_1743025962.html
www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo.php?id=168917&sez=HOME_ROMA

Proposals for a housing development next to a Roman site in Southwell have
been rejected:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-15655165

Rethinking the fall of the Republic:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-rethinking-fall-rome-republic.html
web.mit.edu/newsoffice/2011/profile-broadhead-1109.html

Lots of coverage of Kristina Kilgrove's Roman DNA project:

www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2011/11/1...e-story-of-romes-99/

A followup to that 'birthplace of Augustus' find:

news.discovery.com/history/rome-first-emperor-birth-111111.html

They don't have problems getting diggers for Vindolanda, apparently:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/201...w-birley-haltwhistle

Researching the images of women in Roman mosaics:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-images-women-roman-mosaics.html

UNESCO backs that fight to prevent establishing a dump near Hadrian's Villa:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...-Unesco-backing.html

The fall of Gaddafi opens up Libya for studying the Garamantes, apparently:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/05/gad...ilisation-garamantes
www.npr.org/2011/11/08/142125279/satelli...ity-in-libyan-desert
historyoftheancientworld.com/2011/11/cas...ost-cities-of-libya/
googleads.g.doubleclick.net/pagead/drt/s...j_0S537zKxEA5mKacM7U
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-castles-sat...tes-reveal-lost.html
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11...-science-satellites/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060396...nt-civilisation.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/uol-cit110711.php

OpEddish thing on why Pompeii should be saved:

au.ibtimes.com/articles/245854/20111109/...roman-city-saved.htm

... and why people are writing such things:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/traveln...-travel-collapse-eu/

... although I think we had this funding news a while ago:



Michael Fontaine comments on the new translation of the Roman Missal:

www.newswise.com/articles/view/582715/

Adrienne Mayor was talking about fossils and myths:

www.pulseplanet.com/dailyprogram/dailies.php?POP=5131

Interview with Stephen Mitchell:

www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2011/11/co...tephen-mitchell.html

Stacy Schiff on CSPAN's Q&A:



How to wear a toga:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/how-to-wear-a-toga-the-ancient-roman-way/

Interesting approach to Latin learning:

mindshift.kqed.org/2011/11/can-an-online...o-language-learning/

Why we need more Latin in schools:

johnsblog.dailymail.co.uk/2011/11/why-we...atin-in-schools.html

I guess we should mention Joe Paterno and the Aeneid, since it's being
mentioned in almost
every article about the scandal at PSU:

espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/...ns-coach-joe-paterno

More on turning Hagia Sophia back into a mosque:

www.asianews.it/news-en/Erdogan%27s-reli...-a-mosque-23148.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Oldest painting ever found in central Europe:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/0,1518,796726,00.html

Another one which hasn't made it to English yet ... on an earlier date for
human arrival in Europe:

www.faz.net/aktuell/wissen/mensch-gene/p...edacht-11515282.html

An obscene graffito turns up in Kensington Palace:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/nov/03/k...oration-dirty-secret

A massive digging project in Manchester:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-15635235

Assorted items from assorted periods in Norwich declared treasure:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/ancient_finds_uncov...ch_inquest_1_1124545
www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/ancient_fin...ch_inquest_1_1124545

I think we mentioned this 'lost Norman town' near Kilkenny a few months ago:

www.kilkennypeople.ie/news/local/startli...orman_town_1_3229885

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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(Mostly Upper) Paleolithic tools from caves in Madh'a Pradesh:

www.livemint.com/2011/11/09223325/Stone-...-found-in-Dante.html

A Punnata era relief of a bull cart:

www.daijiworld.com/news/news_disp.asp?n_id=121305

A 17th/18th century tomb from Dong Nai:

www.thanhniennews.com/2010/Pages/2011110...-little-damaged.aspx

A project to study and digitize most/all of Cambridge University Library's
South
Asian manuscript collection:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-powerful-words.html

More on that 14th century timepiece found in a Queensland shed:

www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/t...freoof-1226191121459

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Rock circles in Virginia may be the oldest above-ground paleoindian site in
North
America:

nativetimes.com/life/culture/6360-rock-c...-ancient-indian-site

An apparent slave cemetery found at a former cotton plantation
in Florida:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/appare...y-u_0_n_1087249.html

A Native American skull found in a housing development in Mountain View
(Ca):

www.mv-voice.com/news/show_story.php?id=4936

Water main work in Salt Lake City turned up a rather old Native American
burial:

www.deseretnews.com/article/705393948/Sk...-1000-years-old.html
www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52871282-78/l...-1100-skull.html.csp

A survey around a bridge in Missouri turns up several sites:

www.whig.com/story/news/Palmyra-Archaeological-Dig-110711
www.wgem.com/story/15979864/native-ameri...gy-site-near-palmyra

Silliness about crystal skulls being brought to Serpent Mound for a
ceremony:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...an-achievements.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2011/11/se...-crystal-skulls.html

The New York Historical Society is 'back home':

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/11/11/art...1111-HISTORICAL.html

Feature on the Trent Affair:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/07...own-in-the-atlantic/

More on that pre-Clovis evidence from a mastodon:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-professor-m...n-older-thought.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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They're digging at Holtun:

www.allvoices.com//contributed-news/1080...ve-mayan-city-begins

Overviewish thing about what they've found recently in Mexico City:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Global-News/2011...le-lie-Aztec-wonders

The ROM has put up a video about what they thought about 2012:



... and one about an upcoming exhibition:



More on CT scanning of a Peruvian mummy:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15486720

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from the Archaeology Channel (Oct 30-Nov 5 ... I think I missed
this one):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews6Nov11.mp3

... or possibly this one (Oct 23-29th):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews30oct11.mp3

Latest use of satellites in archaeology is to identify potential
'fossil sites':

www.nature.com/news/2011/111108/full/news.2011.633.html

Six deaths supposedly caused by the 'curse of Tutankhamen' were actually
murders,
we are told:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2059084...ist-book-claims.html

A project to recreate the acoustics of Renaissance Venice:

www.newswise.com/articles/acoustical-arc...f-renaissance-venice
www.srcf.ucam.org/~djh1000/soundandspace/

A fresco by Giotto has a hitherto unnoticed image of a demon:

(video)
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15624767
news.yahoo.com/devil-found-detail-giotto...ssisi-114509111.html

A Charlotte Bronte manuscript is coming to auction:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/08/charlo...ript-_n_1082192.html

Interesting story of a 'shipwreck Anglesey bone setter':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-15628885

A TED talk by Ben Kacyra who has invented a 3D scanning system that
is being used to scan and preserve assorted heritage sites:

www.ted.com/talks/ben_kacyra_ancient_won..._captured_in_3d.html

... and here's a semi-related story on using Gigapans for a similar purpose:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...11/08/BU881LPJIP.DTL

Nice APOD of the sun setting behing Castle Neuhaus:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111112.html

Interesting story of some Viennese antiques in Australia:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/arts/design/v...-from-australia.html

Interviewish thing with Robert K. Massie:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/books/robert-...erine-the-great.html

... and one with 'atrociologist' Matthew White:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/books/the-gre...y-matthew-white.html

A project to rebuild the Babbage Analytical Engine:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/science/compu...alytical-engine.html

Review of Peter Englund, *The Beauty and the Sorrow*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/books/the-bea...-englund-review.html

More on that David Livingstone diary find:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/08/science/resto...tes-from-africa.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Jerash:

www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/dest...rdan/article2231008/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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France is laying claim to a painting in a London gallery ... supposedly
stolen two centuries ago:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15628011

On the plundering of shipwrecks in Finnish waters:

www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2011/11/shipwrec...undered_3012362.html

More on the theft of the Benghazi treasure and the potential for other
thefts in Libya:

www.cnn.com/2011/11/11/world/europe/looted-treasure-libya/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n46.html

... and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n47.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Royal Manuscripts at the British Library:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15667183 (slide show)

Les Gaulois:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...aris-exhibition.html
www.smh.com.au/world/gauls-the-victims-o...-20111112-1ncvj.html

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.boston.com/lifestyle/blogs/thenextgr...with_first-ever.html

DaVinci:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15635002
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/leonardo...n-London-review.html
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=lost-d...n-display-2011-11-07

Caravaggio and His Followers:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/06/arts/design/c...-and-frans-hals.html
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2011/11/06/a...caravaggio-hals.html

Staffordshire Hoard:

intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/07/i...f-englands-dark-age/

Venice and Egypt:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/arts/09iht-conway09.html

Modern Antiquity:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...ico-getty-villa.html

Revolution! The Atlantic World Reborn:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/arts/design/r...torical-society.html

Dead Sea Scrolls:

communities.washingtontimes.com/neighbor...artifacts-debut-nyc/

On the return of the Getty Aphrodite:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ddess-Goes-Home.html

Feature on the opening of the Museum of the Great War:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/arts/design/m...in-meaux-france.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/world/europe/...i-resonate-anew.html

Perhaps not surprisingly, history museums are really struggling:

philanthropy.com/blogs/philanthropytoday...are-struggling/41858

Items related to 'A History of the World in 100 Objects':

www.pbs.org/newshour/art/blog/2011/11/ar...-in-100-objects.html

www.juf.org/news/blog.aspx?id=413116&blogid=13574

US Marshals are going to be auctioning off some items:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/mo...-the-auction-action/

Possible WWII looted painted seized from a Florida museum:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/04/au...on-loan-to-a-museum/

More on the market for Aboriginal art:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/arts/05iht-rartabor05.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Huelgas Ensemble:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/12/arts/music/hu...festival-review.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Allen Mandelbaum:

www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/11/07/275...d-dantes-divine.html

Morris Philipson:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/books/morris-...ress-dies-at-85.html
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER
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The nutty claim of the week: Alexander the Great's tomb AND the Ark of the
Covenant
have been found on Thasos:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n263980
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/10/an-unb...of-th_n_1085987.html

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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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I'm dizzy from all the spins being put on this one .... that whole
human-neanderthal
interbreeding thing is now being suggested as the reason for Neanderthal
demise (along
with climate change):

www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19362149
news.discovery.com/history/neanderthals-...e-change-111118.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ans-say-experts.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...human-evolution.html
... how it was spun into 'globalisation' is beyond me:

www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/articl...0713371321540641793A
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/science-and-t...-age-86908-23569142/

Lots of hype for the Natural History Museum's acquisition of
a couple of replica skeletons of sediba:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51864
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15749367

... which apparently have skin on them?

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...etons-skin-them.html

... or (more likely) is it the original fossils which may have skin:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn21179-ske...-may-yield-skin.html

In any event, you know they've also done a facial reconstruction:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ng-link-ape-man.html

Interesting feature on how they dated the sediba remains:

www.sciencealert.com.au/features/20111311-22832.html

Meanwhile, a group is studying the effects of climate change on
evolution/development of hominins:

asunews.asu.edu/20111117_humanecology
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-archeologis...ominins-climate.html

... and in case you were confused (as I was a while back) about the shift
from hominid to hominin:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...inid-versus-hominin/

Something about Neanderthal neuroscience:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/loom/2011/11/...erthal-neuroscience/
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AFRICA
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They've finally reliably (maybe) dated the images known as
'Lascaux-on-the-Nile':

www.canada.com/technology/Long+forgotten...s/5728755/story.html
www.canada.com/technology/Gallery+Cave+p...1/story.html(photos)
www.vancouversun.com/technology/Long+for...s/5728755/story.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Feature on animal mummies:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15780427

Archaeologists are digging at the Museum of Tolerance site again:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archa...alem-museum-1.395417

High tech mapping of graves in the Mount of Olives necropolis:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51829
www.jacksonsun.com/article/20111118/NEWS01/111180315/1002/rss
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/11/17/israe...t-olives-necropolis/
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...46f78f16df3d532fcf05
www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/World/20111117/israel...ent-cemetery-111117/

Plenty of coverage of the translation of an Arabic Crusader inscription:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...abic_14-Nov-2011.htm
news.discovery.com/history/inscription-c...rederick-111115.html
www.livescience.com/17027-crusader-arabi...tion-translated.html
www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=33705
www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-ex...-ever-found-1.395556
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51794

OpEd on Temple Mount:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=246012

Feature/insert on the Safed site:

www.livnot.com/documents/JPost-Nov112011.pdf

Another feature on Eilat Mazar:

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2011/novemb...chaeology-rebel.html

Feature on Tyre (not quite touristy):

english.al-akhbar.com/content/old-city-tyre-tale-two-quarters

Overviewish thing on the dig season at Kutahya:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=excava...ew-record-2011-11-17

A project to mark Abraham's route:

www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/in-...-of-abraham-1.395851

Remember that Noah's Ark thing a while back? There's a press release about
it (hmmm):

www.sbwire.com/press-releases/sbwire-114562.htm

More protests at the SCA:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...ypts-Supreme-Co.aspx

More on that mummy with prostate cancer:

www.theportugalnews.com/cgi-bin/article.pl?id=1139-15

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Interesting burials found at Cirencester:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-15759443

A Roman bath from Izmir:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=roman-...-in-izmir-2011-11-16

Earliest Minoan hieroglyph on a jasper sealstone (we
first heard of this last August):

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/11/17/earl...nd-in-western-crete/

A major commercial site at Selinunte:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-excavation.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/uob-aei111411.php
presstv.com/detail/210317.html

Pondering Cleo's beauty yet again:

communities.washingtontimes.com/neighbor...ng-beauty-cleopatra/

The Roman Theatre in Ankara is going to reopen:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ccentu...n-capital-2011-11-14

What Kathleen Coleman is up to:

www.udel.edu/udaily/2012/nov/coleman-gladiators-111411.html

What Alison Futrell is up to:

oregon.salem-news.com/2011/11/willamette...arian-queen-boudica/

I think we mentioned Hublot's recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism as a
watch
before:

www.gizmag.com/hublot-antikythera-mechan...omputer-watch/20517/

More on the Roman DNA project:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-the-silent-majority
blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/11/...-dna-project-funded/

Review of *The Swerve*:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca...1120,0,4824470.story

Reviewish sort of thing of Mitchell's Iliad:

thevarsity.ca/articles/49650

More on Hagia Sophia becoming a mosque:

vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/b...lo/middle-east-9889/
www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2011/11/hagia-s...-becomes-mosque.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A Bronze Age hoard from Wiltshire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-15781460

Some Bronze Age items were also found in a peat mound in Dartmoor:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/nov/16/b...elics-found-dartmoor
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-15727960

The Assynt Broch apparently was undisturbed since the Iron Age:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15719750

Excavations at Rhynie suggest is was once a seat of Pictish 'royal'
power:

www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-10926.php
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/hist...tish_kings_1_1968963

English Civil War bullets from Newbury:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-15746372

Mass burial -- possibly of Napoleonic soldiers -- from Poland:

www.thenews.pl/1/9/Artykul/58737,Napoleo...d-in-northern-Poland

Swedish divers have found the wreck of the Svardet:

news.discovery.com/history/battle-of-%C3%B6land-111117.html
www.boston.com/news/world/europe/article...d_off_swedish_coast/
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4f408d15fd1fa658ea45
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/rese...IQAHgo5QN_story.html
www.wstcwnlk.com/ap/ap/top-news/17th-cen...swedish-coast/nFfWx/

Interesting 'pyramid of mummies' found in a Roccapelago church:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...a-pyramid-of-mummies

Review of Robert Massie, *Catherine the Great*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/books/review/...sie-book-review.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/11/10/books/robert-...erine-the-great.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Strange patterns in the Chinese desert:

news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/miles-myst...esert-171915802.html

Concerns for monuments associated with Alexander the Great in
Pakistan:

nation.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-da...ments--in-a-shambles

... and for a Ganga dynasty-era temple in Bhubaneswar:

in.news.yahoo.com/temple-turns-storehouse-000000847.html

Latest coverage of that dig in Afghanistan connected to that Chinese
copper mine:

www.scotsman.com/news/international/afgh...ght_of_day_1_1973845

More on that 14th century timepiece:

www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/16/fourtee...clock_in_queensland/

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Feature on an Aleutian coastline dig:

www.adn.com/2011/11/09/2167934/uaa-anthr...sts-discoveries.html

Remains of oldest Protestant church in US at Jamestown?:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/14/us/ruins-of-o...be-at-jamestown.html

Cannons revealed from a shipwreck site off St Augustine:

staugustine.com/news/local-news/2011-11-...s-old-shipwreck-site
staugustine.com/police-report/2011-11-15...n-be-unveiled-friday

They've done DNA tests on purported conjoined twins found at
Angel Mounds some seventy years ago:

newsinfo.iu.edu/news/page/normal/20395.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-dna-year-my...conjoined-twins.html

Mystery bronze object (buckle?) from a site in Alaska:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51830
www.colorado.edu/news/r/988dd111ad289f567bd293f531dc88a5.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...kle-Alaska-time.html
www.alaskadispatch.com/article/ancient-b...sia-unearthed-alaska
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111114112314.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-ancient-bro...ifact-east-asia.html

Some interesting US Thanksgiving-related items:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/travel/on-...the-netherlands.html
travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/travel/tha...und-the-country.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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One of the featured artifacts at the ROM's Maya exhibit is a limestone
(not crystal!) skull:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ped-like-monkey.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/11/18/monke...terlife-expert-says/
www.livescience.com/17083-monkey-shaped-...mayan-afterlife.html

Latest find from Kabah:

www.monstersandcritics.com/news/americas...in-south-east-Mexico
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...cocina-real-de-kabah

Kellogg and the Maya Archaeology Initiative have settled their logo dispute:

www.battlecreekenquirer.com/article/2011...11160312/1002/NEWS01

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

Feature on daguerreotypes:

www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Horizons/20...e-in-old-photographs

Shakespeare was 'undoubtedly' Catholic:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...-Vatican-claims.html

Was Jane Austen poisoned?:

gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/crime-nove...oning-173146375.html
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/nov/14/jan...en-arsenic-poisoning
www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-20607...ading-novelists.html

Feature on Artemisia Gentileschi:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/arts/19iht-Conway19.html

Domestication of soybeans appears to have happened in many cultures
at various times:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111117154645.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-soybean-ear...-archaeologists.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/uoo-sac111711.php

They're trying to save Przewalski's horse:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-przewalski-...ses-gallop-life.html

Interesting feature about apples:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/qi/8895820/Q...ts-about-apples.html

The National Book Award winners:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/16/ce...-for-the-book-world/
www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-11-17/harvar...ard-for-swerve-.html

Marking the anniversary of the King James Bible:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wire...sary-marked-by-Queen

France's National Library has put the original Casanova manuscript on
display:

www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Casanova...11115elpepicul_1/Tes

Review of Umberto Eco, *The Prague Cemetery*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/books/review/...eco-book-review.html

Review of Niall Ferguson, *Civilization*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/15/books/niall-f...-decline-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Siwa:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1072/special.htm

Argolis:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-20609...tching-tapestry.html

Rennes:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/travel/in-...from-the-crowds.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Iraqi police stopped a smuggling operation:

www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=...011-11-16%5Ckurd.htm

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Bredon Hill Hoard has been declared treasure:

www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midland...ield-65233-29791492/
www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/9369791.Rom...overy_is__treasure_/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-15743456

Feature on the Hackney Hoard:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2062304...ected-fetch-80k.html

More on that Chinese coin from the Yukon:

www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Rare+...y/5636468/story.html

Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n46.html

... and the issue which will come out later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n47.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Maya:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51884
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/story/201...c-exhibit-debut.html

... and the ROM uploaded some more video hype:



Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia:

bigpondnews.com/articles/Travel/2011/11/...en_in_Melbourne.html

Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.jhunewsletter.com/news-features/walt...es-to-life-1.2705072

Mummy Secrets of the Tomb:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51875

Royal Manuscripts:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-london-6264812.html

Handwritten:

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/the-h...frg8n6-1226200516158

Modern Antiquity:

www.huffingtonpost.com/edward-goldman/in...trust_b_1085397.html

Lewis Chessmen:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51787
culture.wnyc.org/articles/features/2011/...en-arrive-cloisters/
www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/t...t-the-cloisters.html

Diego Rivera murals:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/d...dern-art-review.html

Matisse and the Model:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/m...e-and-the-model.html

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/20/rembra...ening_n_1102813.html

DaVinci:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...ow-of-paintings.html

Big bucks expected for a long-lost Victorian painting found in a New
England beach
house:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/15/the-de...frith_n_1094387.html

Some hype for Christie's December antiquities auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51853

... and coverage of the medieval art sale there:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/19/arts/19iht-Melikian19.html

The Getty apparently isn't trying to acquire daVinci's 'Christ as Salvator
Mundi':

latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...28Culture+Monster%29

Plans for a Bible museum in Jerusalem:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/new-b...n-jerusalem-1.395418

Feature/book-reviewish thin on Marie Zimmermann:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/18/arts/design/n...mann-metalsmith.html

Interesting piece on what museums should do with unprovenanced antiquities:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/What-sh...D-antiquities?/25018

... semi-related opEd about the aftermath (for museums) of the Marion True
trial:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Has-pea...f-Marion-True?/24988

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Harmonia Mundi:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/arts/music/re...di-cds-and-dvds.html

Handel Arias:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/17/arts/music/th...rah-york-review.html

Rumours of Angelina Starring in a Ridley Scott-directed biopic about
Gertrude Bell:

www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/angelina-...-iraq-pioneer-263168

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Rene Morel:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/nyregion/rene...lins-dies-at-79.html

Morris Philipson:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/11/books/morris-...ress-dies-at-85.html
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HUMOUR
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Yes, alas:

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www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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On the earliest words hominins might have uttered:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...r-Simpson-proud.html

Not quite sure where to put this one ... a skull in China shows the
earliest evidence of violence among
early humans:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15823272
in.news.yahoo.com/prehistoric-skull-show...lence-101031135.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45392341/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.yahoo.com/ancient-humans-head-traum...-play-200811305.html


More on interbreeding not being a good thing for
the Neanderthal set:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/11...dna-science-extinct/
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...f-their-own-success/
www.theglobeandmail.com/life/facts-and-a...ding/article2241706/

More on using technology to find potential fossil sites:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-human-artif...lligence-fossil.html
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AFRICA
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Plenty of coverage of Libya putting on display artifacts which
had been looted by Gaddafi's troops:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52022
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east...IQAZzxEyN_print.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/libyan-authorities-unv...dhafi-120114831.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...42ccb8e9c8eb9d71a7ba
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/photo/2011-11/27/c_131271931.htm
af.reuters.com/article/commoditiesNews/idAFL5E7MQ05Z20111126
uk.news.yahoo.com/libya-displays-roman-t...roops-173348433.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45443893/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Satellite photos of Saharan fortresses:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/...es-of-a-lost-empire/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting item on a mixed marriage in ancient Egypt:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=246821

Some forgotten ancient Egyptian chariot trappings have been rediscovered:

www.nature.com/news/ancient-egyptian-cha...-rediscovered-1.9388

Archaeology in Egypt is struggling to restart (as you might have gathered
from the past
few months of Explorator):

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...struggles-to-restart
www.nature.com/news/archaeology-meets-po...ancient-egypt-1.9416

Good evidence that Herod didn't complete the Western Wall in his
lifetime (various misleading spins put on this one in headlines):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51951
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.haaretz.com/news/national/excavation...estern-wall-1.397283
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/coins...plete-kotel-1.397359
www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=246679
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-coins-herod...lt-temple-walls.html
news.yahoo.com/coins-show-herod-built-on...emple-195327325.html
news.yahoo.com/sheds-light-ancient-jerusalem-092556159.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ite-older-Herod.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...176c124b43f78c32.831
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sn...ound,0,5116954.story
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/f...e-jerusalem-15013304

Overviewish thing on the dig at the Be'er Sheva Central Bus Station:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148010

The Essenes may have written the DSS:

www.livescience.com/17123-dead-sea-scrol...riters-textiles.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...mysterious-sect.html

Ottoman glass from the Marmaray excavations:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=marmar...n-ottoman-2011-11-24

Scholars aren't happy with proposed changes to the IAA:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/schol...s-authority-1.397918

Next saga in the making: an illegal mosque is being built on the Mount of
Olives:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149963

In Our Time featured Judas Maccabeus:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b017cjm8

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Roman fort find at Alderney:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-15888516
rogueclassicism.com/2011/11/26/15467/ (videos)

One I missed last week ... efforts to 'save' the Roman Baths in Bath:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-15588490

Feature in Smithsonian Magazine about the return of the
Getty Aphrodite:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ddess-Goes-Home.html

Latest from the Nea Paphos dig:

famagusta-gazette.com/glimpse-into-cypru...t-past-p13580-69.htm
www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/australi...-paphos-dig/20111123

Mary Beard on the Oxford interview process:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15888124

What Roger Woodard is up to:

www.ubspectrum.com/mobile/life/the-hercu...of-history-1.2708284

Edith Hall resigned from Royal Holloway:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/nov/27...thorpe-daniel-boffey

There was talk that unions would refuse to work weekends at museums
in Greece, but the tune changed later in the week:

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/11/25/week...d-museums-suspended/

CBC's 'Ideas" was looking at Thucydides this week:

www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2011/11/23/thu...-first-journalist-2/

Folks might be interested in this Iliad translation contest:

pages.simonandschuster.com/iliad/translation-contest

Review of *African Athena: New Agendas*:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-interaction...-middle-eastern.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 100 000 years b.p. stone axe from Moreton-in-Marsh is causing a
rethink:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-15851081

Stonehenge and its history is a bit more complex than previously thought:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52033
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history...evealed-6268237.html
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history...y-xrays-6268237.html
A pile of folks buried near the Radcliffe Infirmary are to be dug up as
part of
the site's redevelopment:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-15889732

Saxon burials under the patio:

www.stratford-herald.com/local-news/4658...er-ratley-patio.html
www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...io-92746-29826162/2/

A Norman crypt in a Devon church has been excavated and reburied:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-15832238

Interesting arrow-pierced burial from a Galway village quarry site:

www.galwaynews.ie/22865-discovery-skull-...ery-1000-years-later

Finds from various periods found in Manston have been declared
treasure:

www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/9384572.Roman_...Coroner_as_treasure/

Brief item on an Orkney house purchase which will hopefully help local
archaeology efforts at a Neolithic site:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-15835449

Efforts to keep the Towton Treasure in Yorkshire:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/201...22/yorkshire-museums
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-15822452

A TV makeover project on an Avebury Manor house is complete:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-15805399

Reviewish/interviewish thing on what lies underground in London:

www.npr.org/2011/11/25/142780601/the-hid...f-underground-london

More on Viking crystal navigation:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/...-to-reach-new-world/

More on Renaissance acoustics:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/...doges-stereo-system/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence of deep sea fishing from a cave in East Timor dating to 42000
years b.p.:

www.nature.com/news/archaeologists-land-...est-fish-hook-1.9461
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-prehistoric...eep-sea-fishing.html
abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=15024662
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112429043...by-humans/index.html

Latest on those 18 tonnes of coins found in a temple a while back:

www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?...nal_November1021.xml

A Warring States era tomb from China's Liaoning province:

in.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-unearth...-tomb-020028868.html
www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-114258.html

Interesting item on the Terracotta Warriors 'entourage':

sg.news.yahoo.com/3-d-jigsaw-puzzle-asse...-army-044006594.html
en.ce.cn/National/culture/201111/26/t20111126_22869513.shtml

Trying to find out how ancient India made steel:

www.telegraphindia.com/1111121/jsp/knowhow/story_14777295.jsp

A bone study suggests Harappa might not have been such a happy place:

www.telegraphindia.com/1111121/jsp/nation/story_14778606.jsp

Latest repatriation of bones involves some Torres Strait Islands people:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15822232

A rather strange story of altering archaeological finds out of fear
of not being paid:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/miner-...-20111122-1nszc.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Studying copper use in Alaska:

www.jconline.com/article/20111127/NEWS0501/111270311

Evidence that the Salish produced textiles made from dog hair:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-scientists-...ale-shaggy-dogs.html

Interesting item on the Battle Hymn of the Republic and John Brown's
Body:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/25...-hymn-of-john-brown/

Interesting essays on what library readers were reading in Muncie, Indiana:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/what-muncie-read.html
www.slate.com/articles/arts/culturebox/2..._a_century_ago_.html
Apparently Albany isn't too excited about the War of 1812 bicentennial:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/nyregion/war-...-new-york-state.html

More on megadroughts (without the Roman reference):

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-tree-docume...ern-megadrought.html

Review of a couple of books on the Ku Klux Klan:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/...nvisible-empire.html

Review of three books on the early years of the US:

www.npr.org/2011/11/21/141937959/preside...undary-pushing-books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Another find relating to pre-Inca child sacrifice in Peru:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-15813793
www.ibtimes.com/articles/253174/20111121...s-unearthed-peru.htm

As might be expected, there's quite a bit of coverage to another
Mayan reference to 2012:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52021
www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-mexico-acknowledges-2nd-mayan.html
news.yahoo.com/mexico-acknowledges-2nd-m...-2012-232405916.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112429084...rediction/index.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/25/2012-m...lypse_n_1112797.html
www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/6037368/A...2-reference-revealed
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...eologists-admit.html
www.npr.org/2011/11/25/142770485/brace-y...ld-could-end-in-2012

Rather less for a new reading of a Mayan verb and its implications for
ritual texts:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-ucsb-schola...phic-verb-mayan.html

More on that Maya 'kitchen' find in Kabah:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-year-old-ma...-kitchen-mexico.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeo News podcast 202:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-202

Audio news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20Nov11.mp3

On the cultural history of games (in German):

zuspieler.de/zur-kulturgeschichte-des-spiels/

Latest theory says dogs were domesticated in East Asia first:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-genetic-dogs-east-asia.html

On Shakespeare's medical knowledge:

www.telegraph.co.uk/health/8912842/Whats...ask-Shakespeare.html
medicalxpress.com/news/2011-11-doctors-s...-deep-mind-body.html

On daVinci's geology knowledge:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...-vinci-earth-geology

The Last Supper is apparently threatened by air pollution now:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-da-vinci-supper-air-pollution.html

We'll have to wait for the results of the Tycho Brahe poking and prodding:

politiken.dk/newsinenglish/ECE1457938/ty...he-result-postponed/

I think we mentioned an earlier version of this 'diet of big cats' piece
a few years ago:

www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/11/cave-lion-diet/

The 'new' Mass is going into effect this week ... some commentary:

www.npr.org/2011/11/25/142618277/new-cat...ready-causing-a-stir

For fans of the Kensington Runestone:

scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2011/1...utm_source=nytwidget

More on that Charlotte Bronte manuscript discovery:

www.npr.org/2011/11/23/142619460/small-b...anuscript-discovered

Review of Robert Massie, *Catherine the Great*:

www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2011/1...atherine_the_gr.html

Review of Steven Naifeh and Gregory Smith, *Van Gogh: The Life*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/...ith-book-review.html

Review of a couple of books on Shakespeare:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/will-in-the-middle.html

Review of Elizabeth Lev, *The Tigress of Forli*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/...lev-book-review.html

Review of Nial Ferguson, *Civilization*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/books/review/...son-book-review.html

The New York Times has a list of 100 notable books of 2011:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/books/review/...e-books-of-2011.html

... and gift books about antiques:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/25/arts/design/b...ms-and-textiles.html

Review(ish) of *The Jewish Annotated New Testament*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/us/a-jewish-e...stament-beliefs.html

More on the Black Death genome (video):



Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Ibiza:

www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/spa...ibiza-sant-joan.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/===========...====================
CRIME BEAT
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A different (?) sort of art fraud case:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/22/nyregion/defe...prison-sentence.html

The US returned some WW2-looted art to Germany:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news...-War-to-Germany.html


Apparently meth addicts are heavily involved in looting sites:

content.usatoday.com/communities/science...rcheological-sites/1

Review of Anita Venezia, *Crosswinds at Campo Carcasso -- A Journey of a
Thousand Tales*:

www.mercurynews.com/books/ci_19395509

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n48.html

... and the one that will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n49.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Modern Antiquity:

www.nysun.com/arts/modern-antiquity/87576/

Archimedes Palimpsest:

citypaper.com/arts/visualart/em-lost-and...himedes-em-1.1235977

Transition to Christianity:

usa.greekreporter.com/2011/11/22/transit...undation-in-the-usa/

Eternal Life in Anient Egypt:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/smithsonian...IQAVdVzjN_story.html

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51904

19th Century Photographs of Egypt:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51900

Plenty of coverage of the opening of the Ashmolean's new Egyptian and Nubian
galleries:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52023
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/nov/23/a...-mummies-public-view
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/nov/23/a...ian-galleries-review
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15870812
www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/9380582...ians_get_a_new_home/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066425...-treasure-trove.html

Feature on French museums and Colonial history:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/arts/design/q...ifies-the-other.html

Wow ... scalping tickets for the DaVinci exhibit?:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/24/na...-tickets/?ref=design

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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One Man, Two Guvnors:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15825517

Trinity Wall Street:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/arts/music/te...l-street-review.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Early humans left Africa some 30 000+ years earlier than
previously thought:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-trail-stone...eveals-identity.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-11/plos-o112811.php
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...viously-thought.html
www.illawarramercury.com.au/news/local/n...-africa/2378044.aspx

An interview with Richard Leakey:

news.mongabay.com/2011/1122-szotek_leakey_interview.html

CT scanning may have an application with 'unrecoverable' fossils:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...hidden-human-fossil/

More on what Australopithecines sounded like:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2011/...e-more-duh-than-ugg/

More on Sediba replicas in the Oxford University Museum of Natural
History:

www.physorg.com/wire-news/84093641/museu...ear-old-hominid.html

More general Sediba stuff (in anticipation of more to come, apparently):

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...-long-lost-ancestor/
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AFRICA
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Paleolithic petroglyphs from Qurta (Egypt) [not sure if this
is a repeat or not]:

www.ctpost.com/news/article/Yale-Art-fin...ears-old-2307625.php

The Navy blocked efforts to have human remains from the
USS Intrepid returned:

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/dec/1/...ndos-wait-continues/
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/checkpoint-...gIQAMxnlDO_blog.html
www.pressherald.com/news/repatriation-of...iled_2011-12-01.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Another statue of Amenhotep III has been found near Luxor (this sounds like
the one found back in April ...):

www.thestate.com/2011/12/01/2065261/stat...-king-amenhotep.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4594b1442c5d5e7e2847

Remains of a 4th century Coptic city in the New Valley governorate:

www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/528756

The US occupation of Iraq had an effect on Assyrian monuments:

www.uruknet.info/?p=83396

Beefed-up security at archaeological sites in Egypt during the election:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/27...ogical-sites-du.aspx

Using 3d technology to 'flesh out' Egyptian mummies:

www.boston.com/Boston/businessupdates/20...IwtS39HvI/index.html

A mummy coffin at Torquay museum turns out to be rather more
significant than previously thought:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-15980296

Second thoughts on tearing down the Mugrabi Bridge:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/netan...dan-warning-1.398111
www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/n...ng-warnings-1.398081
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/150152
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=247182

More on Herod starting, but not completing the Western Wall:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52168
www.haaretz.com/news/national/excavation...estern-wall-1.397283

More on evidence for the Essenes' writing of the DSS:

www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/overlooked-...lls-authors-1.398126

Review of Ivor Hume, *Belzoni*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/books/review/...ume-book-review.html

Reviewish/Interviewish of Jay Rubenstein, *Armies of Heaven*:

www.haaretz.com/culture/books/the-apocal...rst-crusade-1.398660

Review of Alic Hoffman, *The Dovekeepers*:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/...fman/article2250248/

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Roman road near Aleppo:

www.sana.sy/eng/35/2011/11/30/385169.htm

They're blaming 'cowboy builders' for the state of the
Colosseum:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...losseum-6271576.html
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Cultur...ms_312703498913.html

UNESCO will be giving some advice on protecting Pompeii:

www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-117500.html

It is feared that Italy's financial situation threatens sites:

www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/Expe...sures-134627763.html

Another version of the various-things-in-Greek-amphorae story from
a few weeks ago:

www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/336620/title/Jars_of_Plenty

Not sure if I mentioned Editah Hall's resignation from Royal Holloway:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/nov/27...thorpe-daniel-boffey

Some hype for the BASP:

www.newswise.com/articles/view/583463/
www.sciencecodex.com/read/papyrus_resear..._ancient_world-82306

Nice coverage of a conference at the American Academy in Rome:

www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2011/12...he_american_aca.html

What Robert Winn is up to:

www.nwciowa.edu/news/press/3196/history-professor-writes-book

What John Bodel is up to:

www.browndailyherald.com/program-sparks-...laboration-1.2676424

A brouhaha over a Classics non-hiring at Pomona:

tsl.pomona.edu/articles/2011/3/24/news/1...position-in-classics
tsl.pomona.edu/articles/2011/4/13/news/1...n-for-professor-lear
tsl.pomona.edu/articles/2011/4/27/news/2...ew-classics-position

cf:

tsl.pomona.edu/articles/2011/10/28/news/...ophy-week-looks-back

Silly lawsuit against Focus magazine for 'defaming' the Venus de Milo or
some
such thing:

www.hollywoodreporter.com/thr-esq/magazi...ss-defamation-269032
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...tid=10770039&ref=rss
www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/hi...IQAEHNA9N_story.html

Comparing St Augustine and the Stones:

www.bc.edu/content/bc/publications/chron...ws/stones120111.html

Nice feature on Mary Terrell:

www.guardian.co.tt/lifestyle/2011/11/30/...ocate-women-s-rights

Review of *The Swerve*:

www.bnd.com/2011/11/30/1961102/a-recover...ocked-the-world.html

Review of Schiff's *Cleopatra*:

www.snctimes.com/entertainment/cleopatra...-a-goddess-1.2717500

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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They're about to examine 7500 years b.p. human remains found
near Varna last summer:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-12-01&article=37830

The ambitious Wallingford dig is at its half-way point:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-16004783

An Anglo Saxon structure in Yorkshire Dales National Park:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-16013307

Evidence of human sacrifice from Iceland:

www.icelandreview.com/icelandreview/dail...e_0_384946.news.aspx

Finds from various periods in a Cambridgeshire fens dig:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/dec/04/b...-archaeology-fenland

Fighting to preserve a leaning church tower at Bad Frankenhausen:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,801038,00.html

Feature on Khazaria:

www.historytoday.com/nicolas-soteri/khaz...gotten-jewish-empire

A medieval church find (and other things) from Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=134314

Archaeological confirmation of the site of Henry VIII's dockyard
in Kent:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-16005781

They're starting the restoration of the HMS Victory:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15985321

Hopton Castle has reopened after restoration:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-15981222

Plans to restore the Catrine water system:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-15889055

Some Bronze Age weapons are returning to Ambleside:

www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/939...rn_to_Lake_District/
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/the-northerner/201...e-treasure-ambleside

More on recent finds at Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-15917921
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/11/30/stran...-to-ancient-worship/
www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/28/stonehenge_discoveries/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 24 000 years b.p. human bone fragment from Ishigaki Island:

www.japanupdate.com/?id=11633

UNESCO says a number of Ayutthaya's temples are at risk:

www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Ancien...-warns-30171216.html
www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Expert...tthaya-30170850.html
www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1112/S00013/as...ld-heritage-site.htm

Feature on the Mes Aynak site in Afghanistan:

www.postandcourier.com/news/2011/dec/04/...-woman-braves-a-war/

Interesting item on 'ritual magic' in 19th century Tasmania:

www.abc.net.au/news/2011-11-28/ritual-magic/3698948

More on the antiquity of fishing:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-11-prehistoric...eep-sea-fishing.html
www.scoop.co.nz/stories/WO1111/S00794/go...-for-42000-years.htm
www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/science/fishh...-of-another-age.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2011/11/25/archaeo...sts_find_fish_bones/

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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How the Sinagua people responded to a volcanic eruption 1000 years b.p.:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-volcanic-destruction.html

A 19th-century shipwreck in Lake Michigan:

www.wsjm.com/Shipwreck-From-1800s-Found-...ff-Berrien-/11591337

They're tying that oldest protestant church find at Jamestown to Pocahontas:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2066951...hman-John-Rolfe.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/archaeologist-traces-p...dding-104957488.html
fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/112011/11282011/667191

A Civil War precursor to the State of the Union address:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/02...of-the-union-is-bad/

Review of a book of early photos of California:

www.tnr.com/book/review/carleton-watkins...-mammoth-photographs

Not sure where to put this 'Thanksgiving' piece:

chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2011/11/23/happy-mexico-day/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Rethinking the importance of Carriacou to pre-Columbian Carribean
cultures:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-archaeologi...toric-caribbean.html

Plenty of debunking Mayan calendar end-of-the-world stuff:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/dec/01/m...ablet-end-world-2012
news.yahoo.com/mayans-never-predicted-wo...-2012-145557585.html
www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-118758.html
www.statesmanjournal.com/article/20111202/NEWS/112020335/1001
news.discovery.com/history/2012-doomsday...-fallacy-111202.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeo News Podcast 203:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2011-11-30.mp3

Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews27nov11.mp3

Interesting implications of DNA studies and all that:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/11/...-turn-into-brambles/

Xrays have revealed a Rembrandt self-portrait:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52146
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/dec...iscovered-technology
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15985943
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-x-ray-techn...rians-rembrandt.html

Not sure where to put this one ... a new study of the TransAtlantic slave
trade is
about to commence:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-trans-atlantic-slave.html

I think we've mentioned CyArk's 3d scanning technology for preservation
purposes:

www.architectmagazine.com/architect-news...ing+for+preservation

Some criticism of the KJV of the Bible on its 400th anniversary:

www.forward.com/articles/146729/?p=all

On rebrewing 'historic' beer:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/hi...IQAEHNA9N_story.html

Blog discussion of the ethics of digging up mummies:

ricochet.com/main-feed/Mum-and-Mummies#comments

More on environmental threats to the Last Supper:

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3366...ving_the_Last_Supper

Latest on the search for the Battle of Anghiari:

news.discovery.com/history/rubens-davinci-111202.html

Feature on Casanova:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/arts/casanova...brary-in-france.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/11/29/arts/design/casanova.html

Feature on Steven Pinker:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/science/human...res-pathologist.html

Review of Jason Karlawish, *Open Wound*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/health/views/...-bound-together.html

Review of Sylvia Nasar, *Grand Pursuit*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/books/grand-p...ia-nasar-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Bath:

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/2539375
www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle...eview_bath_1_4028463

Rome and environs:

www.oregonlive.com/travel/index.ssf/2011...k_at_ancient_ro.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Recovery of some items looted by Gaddafi troops:

www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/28/uk-li...dUSLNE7AR02A20111128

Vandals destroyed a pagan stone circle in Lampeter;

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2067945...ious-hate-crime.html

Folks are investigating a number of possible modern art forgeries:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/arts/design/f...f-modernist-art.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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A horde of silver Viking coins from Finland:

www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2011/12/rare_vik...e_found_3078014.html

Some coins found at a Twinstead metal-detecting event 'disappeared':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-15995758

... then were returned:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-16003498

Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n49.html

... and the one that will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n50.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Pompeii:

www.businessweek.com/news/2011-12-01/sat...-pompeii-review.html

Transition to Christianity:

www.theartnewspaper.com/whatson/event/Tr...h-Century-AD/1122496

Eternal Life in Ancient Egypt:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/aroundthemall/2...-at-natural-history/

Wonder of the Age:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/26/arts/26iht-Melikian26.html

Storytelling in Japanese Art:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/arts/design/s...-the-met-review.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/12/02/art...02_STORYTELLING.html

Scandinavian Art:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/arts/design/l...ia-house-review.html

Feature on the Iraq Museum in Baghdad:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45484016/ns/world_n...ian_science_monitor/

Feature on the Frans Hals Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/23/arts/23iht-Haarlemhals23.html


More on the Ashmolean's Nubian and Egyptian galleries:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...easures-6268727.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...n-all-its-glory.html
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...easures-6268727.html

... and the Ashmolean has more expansion plans:

www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/9393894...plans_for_expansion/

The Penn Museum has put up an online database of its artifacts:

ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2011/12/...ine-collections.html

Istanbul's Archaeology museums are taking earthquake precautions:

archive.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=is...arthquake-2011-11-28

A new director at the Houston Art Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/arts/design/g...ne-arts-houston.html

Nice donation and a name change for the Miami Art Museum:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/15...-m-perez-art-museum/

A lawsuit against the Dallas Art Museum was dismissed:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/ju...t-dallas-art-museum/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Messiah:

www.nytimes.com/2011/11/29/arts/music/di...york-in-messiah.html

Moise et Pharaon:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/arts/music/mo...gie-hall-review.html

Bombino:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/arts/music/bo...on-rouge-review.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Christopher Logue:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/dec/03/p...ristopher-logue-dies
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/03/christopher-logue

Wilfred Lambert:

www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midland...dies-65233-29873913/

Christa Wolf:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/01/christa-wolf

Allen Mandelbaum:

www.gcadvocate.com/2011/11/in-memoriam-a...andelbaum-1926-2011/
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Feature on 'hominid hunting' in Smithsonian mag:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...ing-hominid-fossils/
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AFRICA
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77 000 years b.p. bedding with insect-repelling properties from near Durban:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/anci...IQAjG0bfO_story.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/african-ancestors-used...study-233244867.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn21258-ear...he-bedbugs-bite.html
news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/12/e...ds-found-in-sou.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-year-old-ev...dding-medicinal.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-human-bedding-use...ntrol-201452113.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111208151220.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...quito-repellent.html

More hopes that Libyan archaeology will 'pick up' now:

www.financialexpress.com/news/Revolution...-archaeology/883678/

The efforts to repatriate Intrepid remains continues despite last week's
setback:

www.humanevents.com/article.php?id=47909

Review of Tim Jeal, *Explorers of the Nile*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/books/review/...eal-book-review.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some very strange V-shaped markings found in a floor in a dig in
the City of David:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/mysterious...sts-baffled-1.400113
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52309
news.yahoo.com/experts-stumped-ancient-j...kings-071348189.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-experts-stu...cient-jerusalem.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east...IQAx6rhbO_story.html
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/150492
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...410380422bea95d20310
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/07/mayans...o-end_n_1126033.html
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=248778
gizmodo.com/5865946/experts-are-baffled-...s-found-in-jerusalem

... and of course, a political spin has been put on the Herod's Wall/coins
story from the past couple
of weeks:

www.palestine-info.co.uk/En/default.aspx...cZ5wDJ%2f6r9AJybI%3d

A survey in Jordan Valley suggests we'll be hearing more from that area:

www.petra.gov.jo/Public_News/Nws_NewsDet...&lang=2&NewsID=51743

Mesolithic sites from Oman:

main.omanobserver.om/node/74299

Feature on the Therapeutae:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=248681

LandMinds interviewed Louise Hitchcock about Tel Es-Gafi, among other
things:

foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM2011B/files/LM-06Dec11a.mp3
foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM2011B/files/LM-06Dec11b.mp3
foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM2011B/files/LM-06Dec11c.mp3
foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM2011B/files/LM-06Dec11d.mp3


A new head for the Egyptian SCA (lots of attention by el ahram):

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...Egypt-dept-head.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...s,-new-strategy.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...ies-for-Egypt-h.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/28...humbnail-guide-.aspx

... which is raising hopes for research into the Great Pyramid's 'secret
doors':

news.discovery.com/history/great-pyramid...-mystery-111209.html

Feature on ten of the Middle East's greatest ancient wonders:

www.cnn.com/2011/12/07/world/meast/middle-east-ancient-wonders/

Another Muslim burial site dispute in Jerusalem:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/150533

This week's Mughrabi Bridge stuff:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4158939,00.html
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=248638
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/150529
www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/j...emple-mount-1.400337

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of the walls of Philippopolis have been found:

sofiaecho.com/2011/12/09/1356383_archaeo...in-bulgarias-plovdiv

A Roman forum find in Butrint:

www.ndsmcobserver.com/news/team-discovers-roman-forum-1.2729304

A Roman ring found near Caerphilly will be going on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-15987772
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/2011/...ales-91466-29901107/

... as will a pile of Roman artifacts found near/in the River Tees:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-offerings-gods.html
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9401267.R..._Tees_go_on_display/

Some very old Roman wine at the Museum of the Palatinate:

www.thelocal.de/society/20111209-39405.html

US News slams an oft-made claim about Classicists:

www.usnews.com/education/best-graduate-s...claim-as-road-to-mds

The Guardian tells us what Classics is all about:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2008/may/01...de.classicseducation

What Kosta Hadavas is up to:

www.beloit.edu/news/?story_id=336634

A Classics student gets a Rhodes scholarship:

www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Mass-...olarship-2395193.php

They were talking Heracleitus on In Our Time this week:

www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/iot

Possible photo of interest from a Pompeii exhibit in Germany:

www.spiegel.de/international/0,1518,802587,00.html

Reviewish/interviewish thing with Diane Touliatos-Miles about *Her Art:
Greek Women in the Arts from Antiquity to Modernity* :

blogs.umsl.edu/news/2011/12/09/greek-arts/

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Rethinking the "Lion Man" from Stadel Cave:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,802415,00.html

French archaeologists have found a 6000 years b.p. 'earth mother'
figurine by the Somme:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...overies-6275062.html

Bronze Age boats from a Whittlesey quarry:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-16113008
www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/gallery_extrao...whittlesey_1_1150410
www.heidelbergcement.com/uk/en/hanson/uk...h_of_archaeology.htm

A Bronze Age hoard from near Maidstone (Kent):

www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/201...hoard_unearthed.aspx

Early Christian burials from Norway:

www.medievalists.net/2011/12/09/archaeol...community-in-norway/

A burial believed to be a Swedish king might not be:

www.thelocal.se/37846/20111209/#

Plenty of coverage for an apparent 'witch's cottage' find in Lancashire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-16066680
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2011/dec/08/pendle...-water-mummified-cat
www.cnn.com/2011/12/10/world/europe/mumm...h-cottage/index.html
www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/94087...es_held_their_coven/

Earliest surviving example of a timberframe house in Ireland:

www.medievalists.net/2011/12/07/oldest-s...scovered-in-ireland/

Kaiser Wilhelm's chamberpot turns up in a shipwreck:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/09/kaiser...wreck_n_1139266.html

A medieval seal found by a metal detectorist in Surrey has gone on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-16016500

A Stonehenge light show photo:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepictu...enge-with-light.html

A medieval road in Powys is suffering from abuse by off-road vehicles:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-16067993

Financial problems for Archaeolink Prehistory Park in Oyne:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-16084688

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting finds from an ancient sculpture workshop site near Bakong:

www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/20111208...-answers-at-dig.html

Plans to dig at the Kabra-Kala mound:

in.news.yahoo.com/excavation-nod-ancient...sures-221638026.html

More on dogs originating in Asia:

www.sundayobserver.lk/2011/12/11/jun01.asp

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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DNA suggests a population decline among North American natives after the
arrival of Europeans:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-dna-evidenc...-north-american.html

A number of "eskimo" artifacts have been returned to Alaska by Harvard's
Peabody Museum:

classifieds.newsminer.com/bookmark/16748701

A mid-19th century shipwreck find in Lake Ontario:

www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20111208/NEWS03/712089901

Lewis and Clark get mentioned in a dam dispute:

www.washingtonpost.com/business/us-supre...IQASrk4ZO_story.html

More on adapating after Arizona volcano eruptions:

www.usnews.com/articles/science/2011/12/...tion-not-always.html

Review of Henry Louis Gates, Jr., *Life Upon These Shores*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/books/review/...-jr-book-review.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Archaeo News Podcast 203:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-203

Archaeologica/Archaeology Channel audio news:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews4dec11.mp3

Of course, the most important story of the week is about Santa's DNA:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/hist..._ancestors_1_2001262

Interesting item on the history of board games:

news.discovery.com/history/board-games-h...ns-egypt-111206.html

Some 'mistakes' in the Bible:

www.huffingtonpost.com/dr-joel-hoffman/f...ation_b_1129620.html

Celebrating the discovery of iodine:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-elemental-p...iscovery-iodine.html

The National Library of Israel has put a pile of its collection online:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israe...alLinksEnabled=false

Interesting Dead Sea research:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15938294

National Geographic is highlighting ten of its most noteworthy grants:

www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ten-gra...world-135245818.html

Latest twist in the the search for the Battle of Anghiari:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/dec...nardo-da-vinci-scene
www.nytimes.com/2011/12/07/arts/design/l...e-spurs-protest.html
cf:
www.nytimes.com/2011/08/27/arts/design/l...may-be-revealed.html

Interesting medical records exhibition by the Royal Society:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...thargy-and-itch.html

Mental illness and some old preserved brains:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-12-century-o...atment-mentally.html

On the origins of L'chaim:

forward.com/articles/147494/

More on xraying Rembrandts:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-x-ray-techn...rians-rembrandt.html
scienceblogs.com/brookhaven/2011/12/usin...to_peel_back_the.php
www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-03/museum-id...ndt-painting/3710724
news.discovery.com/history/rembrandt-self-portrait-111205.html
A previously-unseen portrait of Jane Austen (maybe):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16027710

Review of Michael Adams, *From Elvish to Klingon: Exploring Invented
Languages*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...l-adams-6274021.html

Review of a couple of books about Galileo:

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/seeki...frg8nf-1226216489679

Review of Niall Ferguson, *Civilization*:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...12/04/RVOB1LRFRQ.DTL

Review of Rosamund Bartlett, *Tolstoy*:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...12/04/RV911M22MF.DTL

Review of a translation of Luis de Gongora's *The Solitudes*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/books/review/...ora-book-review.html

Review of David Graeber, *Debt: The First 5000 Years*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/books/review/...st-anthropology.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Slate has an ongoing series about visiting the Vatican:

www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled...ost_secret_city.html
www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled..._sistine_chapel.html
www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled...e_s_supermarket.html
www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled...secret_archives.html
www.slate.com/articles/life/welltraveled...raphic_bathroom.html

Timgad:

www.jewishjournal.com/wesaidgotravel/ite...ing_timgad_20111206/
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BLOGS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Archaeology Jan/Feb 2012:

www.archaeology.org/1201/

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CRIME BEAT
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Nice opeddish sort of thing on the market for antiquities:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/1a77fbee-1b76-11e1-8b11-00144feabdc0.html

A couple of Greeks were caught with a 6th century BC helmet:

www.boston.com/news/world/europe/article...600_year_old_helmet/
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/g...year-helmet-15122692

A band of 'tomb raiders' from Galilee:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/226471

This guy was stealing art from hotels:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/03/nyregion/mark...art-from-hotels.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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11 Roman coins found near the find site of the Frome Hoard have been
declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-16047870

A janitor in Passau found a forgotten 'hoard' of ancient coins and medals:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-802329.html
freeinternetpress.com/story/Forgotten-Tr...oin-Cache-32969.html

Big bucks expected for a Greek coin coming to auction:

www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/06/us-au...dUSTRE7B521J20111206

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n50.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n51.html

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n14.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.northjersey.com/travel/135396958_Arc...nius_on_display.html

Renaissance:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52216

Rembrandt, van Dyck, Gainsborough:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/arts/design/t...house-paintings.html

The War Comes Home:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/arts/design/m...-the-lost-cause.html

Johan Joffany:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/nyregion/at-y...pire.html?ref=design

Inventing a Better Mousetrap:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/arts/design/p...issen-porcelain.html

Tut:

www.theage.com.au/entertainment/art-and-...-20111206-1oh9h.html
www.abc.net.au/news/2011-12-06/tutankham...fice-records/3714930

Over Here:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/04/nyregion/worl...-harbor-library.html

Osman Hamdi Bey:

www.todayszaman.com/news-265341-academic...ological-photos.html

Transition to Christianity:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52284

The Met bought a nice head of Zeus Ammon at Sotheby's latest antiquities
auction:

www.galleristny.com/2011/12/the-met-buys-a-roman-head/

The National Hellenic Museum in Chicago opened:

www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-...208,0,6573117.column
www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...12/11/TR001M6ABR.DTL
www.suntimes.com/lifestyles/9185354-423/...-greek-heritage.html
www.nbcchicago.com/the-scene/events/chic...useum-135278363.html

That Leonardo exhibition at the National Gallery is a hot ticket:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/arts/design/l...llery-in-london.html

The Museum of London has some interesting apps:

www.museumoflondon.org.uk/Explore-online/Apps/
cf:
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/an...nto-dickenss-london/

Greece's financial problems are affecting museums and the like:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/51157

Sotheby's Antiquities sale did quite well:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52328

Not really sure where to put this somewhat tragic auction-related story:

m.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-desig...-20111205-1ofj8.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2070789...ique-sits-shelf.html
www.upi.com/Odd_News/2011/12/05/500-figu.../UPI-90641323136282/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Leonardo Live:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/fo...will-be-a-film-star/

Elliott Carter:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/arts/music/el...street-y-review.html

Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/10/arts/music/vl...rchestra-review.html

Chamber Music Society's Baroque Festival:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/09/arts/music/ba...lly-hall-review.html

Cherry Orchard:

theater.nytimes.com/2011/12/05/theater/r...ic-stage-review.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Alex Morrison:

www.guardian.co.uk/education/2011/dec/07/alex-morrison-obituary

Christopher Logue:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/11/arts/british-...ogue-dies-at-85.html

Sultan Khan:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/06/arts/music/su...ayer-dies-at-71.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Rethinking the 'one species' idea:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16339313

Evidence that early humans lived by rivers and streams:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-couple-evid...earliest-humans.html

Was Sediba polygamous?:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...early-human-fossils/

On hunger and evolution:

www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/12/did-h...ion-of-homo-sapiens/

On the evolution of facial expressions:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-12-emotion.html

Smithsonian's top ten hominid finds of the year:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...discoveries-of-2011/

A skull study may have implications for evolution studies:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-human-skull...ionary-headache.html

A roundup of 2011's human origins news:

www.livescience.com/17559-human-origins-2011-discoveries.html

Our brains are bigger than a Neanderthal's, apparently:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45656171/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Review(ish) of Wynn and Coolidge, *How to Think Like a Neandertal*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/books/how-to-...coolidge-review.html

More on Neanderthals building homes from mammoth bones:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-neanderthal...h-bones-ukraine.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...h-mammoth-bones.html
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AFRICA
================================================================
Study on how human-started fires shaped Africa:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16247844
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The biggest (and saddest) news of the past couple of weeks had to be
the burning of the Institute of Egypt:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52575
www.israeltoday.co.il/News/tabid/178/nid...e/en-US/Default.aspx
www.danielpipes.org/blog/2011/12/linstitut-degypte-in-memorium
213.158.162.45/~egyptian/index.php?actio...turday%20for%20Egypt
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/19/cai...urned-during-clashes
english.ahram.org.eg/News/29641.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/43/...-burnt-Geograph.aspx
chronicle.com/blogs/global/clashes-in-eg...chive-in-ruins/31704

... and there are already plans to restore it:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/43/...tific-Institute.aspx

... and there was a nice feature on the Description de l'Egypte which was
the
focus of many of the 'destruction reports':

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...e-egypt-lost-scrolls

A couple of very old sites on Mount Ararat (that aren't Noah's Ark):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52602

... and they're still wondering about Saudi Arabia's 'Stonehenge':

www.ibtimes.com/articles/270529/20111221...remains-unsolved.htm

Oldest obsidian bracelet identified ... from Asikli Hoyuk:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-oldest-obsi...reveals-amazing.html

Possibly the oldest depiction of the Tower of Babel:

news.discovery.com/history/tower-of-babel-111227.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/19/ancie...-tales-war-bar-tabs/ (a
different spin)

Plenty of coverage for a clay "seal" (token, more likely) found in
Jerusalem's
Old City which confirms some ritual practices:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52644
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre7bo07o-us-israel-archaeology/
www.physorg.com/news244375537.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-ancient-jer...m-linked-ritual.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/12/27/ancie...ar-jerusalem-temple/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...s-second-temple.html
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Lifestyle/2...salems-old-city.ashx
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45791046/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-ar...ple-worship-1.403505
news.nationalpost.com/2011/12/25/ancient...-archaeologists-say/
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=250844

... on the 'token' theory:

withmeagrepowers.wordpress.com/2011/12/2...ency-exchange-token/

Jewish scrolls from a cave in Afghanistan?:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=251657
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/228282
www.mako.co.il/news-israel/education/Art...da3f465509431017.htm

Some looted dishes were returned to Iraq:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/14/lo...ct-returned-to-iraq/

A somewhat different mummy DNA study:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-mummy-dna-d...te-croc-species.html

Tell Halaf has a web presence:

www.grabung-halaf.de/

Feature on Gohar Tepe:

www.payvand.com/news/11/dec/1288.html

The Avenue of Sphinxes will be opening to the public in a couple months:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/30...public-in-March.aspx

A business park threatens the cite of Pasargadae:

www.payvand.com/news/11/dec/1314.html

Not sure where to put this 'love pipe' find:

news.discovery.com/history/love-pipe-unearthed-111230.html
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14

... or this item on indexing the Talmud:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/nyregion/an-i...fter-1500-years.html

Need some features on the Maccabees:

www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/on_..._maccabees_20111222/
www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/this-hannuk...e-maccabees-1.402568

... and Channukah:

www.thejewishweek.com/editorial_opinion/...racle_happened_where

Egypt's Ministry of Antiquities is dealing with budget problems:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...les-budget-cris.aspx

Review of *The Dovekeepers*:

www.ahherald.com/columns-mainmenu-28/boo...view-the-dovekeepers

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Concerns after bits apparently fell from the Colosseum:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-chunk-italy-colosseum.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52719
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/16357141
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2079103...euro-renovation.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/italy-denie...IQAjHozMP_video.html
www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-..._colosseum_yesterday
www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/40237...eum-in-new-fear.html
www.cbsnews.com/8301-502927_162-57349383...losseum-stones-fall/
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/27/col...agency?newsfeed=true
uk.news.yahoo.com/chunk-rock-drops-off-i...sseum-163640505.html
www.theage.com.au/travel/travel-news/ano...-20111228-1pc1i.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45796675/ns/travel-destination_travel/
www.salon.com/2011/12/27/italy_probes_re...losseum_stones_fall/

... but it's still open:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/89...-damage-reports.html

Meanwhile, another column fell down in Pompeii:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...w.html_17444594.html
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/an...ears-about-its-fate/

Meanwhile, a Japanese businessman is stepping in to restore the pyramid of
Cestius:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...reasure-in-Rome.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...f498110bef8fd0f81.91
ca.news.yahoo.com/japanese-investor-rest...ramid-174153677.html
www.news.com.au/travel/news/japanese-inv...frfq80-1226233075621

Nice coverage of the second 'dig' season at the Mazotos shipwreck site:

www.cyprus-mail.com/antiquities-departme...ip-revealed/20111224

Nice feature on a curse tablet aimed at a greengrocer:

www.livescience.com/17589-ancient-curse-...ted-greengrocer.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/deciphered-ancient-tab...rocer-124509227.html
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57346451/cu...ation-revealed/1,700

Attic vases influenced Cypriote pottery:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133608.htm

Wroxeter Roman Villa needs some maintenance, apparently:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-16356368
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ters-roman-residence
cf:
www.cisionwire.com/english-heritage/r/ro...at-wroxeter,c9202532

... but it's a popular tourist attraction:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/12/28/w...awing-in-the-crowds/

Chedworth's Roman mosaics are going on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-16314704

Nice feature on the dig at Ulpia Traiana:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...uncovered-in-romania
presstv.com/detail/218212.html

Mary Beard was comparing Ghaddafi to Elagabalus:

in.news.yahoo.com/compelling-book-draws-...ddafi-101227878.html

... she was also speaking to the New York Public Library about why folks
should
learn Classics:

www.nypl.org/audiovideo/mary-beard
www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2012/j...lassics-have-future/

A very interesting Vatican-associated Latin exam:


vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/i...o-latin-latin-10963/

What Verity Platt is up to:

www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Dec11/AncientLives.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-verity-plat...ancient-artists.html

An OBE for Paul Bidwell:

www.jarrowandhebburngazette.com/news/rom...with_award_1_4104790

Criticizing Ben Hur:

www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/dec/22/ben-hur-reel-history

An ancient Roman bathhouse find from Jerusalem's Old City:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/Nov/24/...salems-Old-City.ashx

... which I think is different from this Byzantine one found in 'the
coastal hills of Judaea':

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/150902
www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/12/20/Anci.../UPI-26191324402198/

That proposed landfill site near Hadrian's Villa is still getting press
attention:

www.cbsnews.com/8301-500202_162-57349208...t-ancient-rome-site/

A couple of smuggled Roman statues are heading back to Italy:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16193942
www.salon.com/2011/12/14/us_company_sends_italian_statues_home/

The impending sale of a pile of Classical sculptures from Ince Blundell
Hall is
causing a bit of a brouhaha:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Histori...ng+its+marbles/25329
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/8985450/...of-Roman-marble.html

Botanists don't have to use Latin any more:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-ave-atque-vale-botany-hail.html
blogs.scientificamerican.com/culturing-s...-enter-21st-century/

Parthenon guards were/are on strike again:

ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_24/12/2011_419923

Review of *The Swerve*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/dec/23/the...en-greenblatt-review

Review of Mitchell's *Iliad* translation:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/...&utm_content=2282087

Review(ish) of Alice Oswald, *Memorial*:

arts.nationalpost.com/2011/12/30/michael...the-iliad-laid-bare/

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Finds from various stone age periods on Cyprus:

www.incyprus.com.cy/en-gb/Cyprus/4170/24673/important-finds

A 25000 years b.c. 'pendant' from the Iberian peninsula:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-irikaitz-ar...gical-site-host.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-12/ef-ias122711.php
www.basqueresearch.com/berria_irakurri.a...erri_Kod=3671&hizk=I

Not quite sure where to put this discovery of Apollonia's eastern gate (and
other
things):

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=135231
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=132804

... or this Iron Age settlement site from Serbia:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...w.html_16462479.html

Looking for Viking evidence in Sherwood Forest:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-16206589

A new suggestion for the battle site where St Edmund was killed by Vikings:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-st-edmund-vikings-essex.html

Five medieval shipwrecks from Stockholm:

sg.news.yahoo.com/five-ancient-shipwreck...kholm-171403067.html

Medieval artifacts from a site in Estonia:

news.err.ee/culture/c3d84f35-c4af-453c-b34a-79468c6e4042

They're (finally) closing the major road near Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-16352307

... and they've located/confirmed the exact source of the stone used to
make the pile:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/89...tonehenge-stone.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-16245746
www.nzherald.co.nz/europe/news/article.cfm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-geologists-...onehenge-stones.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...s-origin-solved.html

A wall collapse at Stirling Castle is providing some dig opportunities:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-16195566

Flowers threaten he Belgrade fortress:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-heritage-site.html

Feature on Kents Cave:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-heritage-site.html

A call to bury the "Irish Giant" has been rejected:

www.irishcentral.com/news/Royal-College-...giant-136253638.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-experts-urg...ury-irish-giant.html

Wikipedia is experimenting with a 'Monmouthpedia':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-16359364

Some murals found at Chartres cathedral last year (did we know this?)
are being restored:

ceroart.revues.org/2200

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 'megalithic era' burial urn from Idukki:

www.thehindu.com/news/states/kerala/article2760861.ece

A pile of Chinese heritage sites have "disappeared":

www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-asia-china-16367488
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-16367488

Plans to make that Mongol shipwreck site off Nagasaki an historic site:

www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20111231a7.html

Funding to restore sites damaged by floods in Ayutthaya:

www.pattayamail.com/localnews/pols-busin...ins-restoration-9021

More on Asian dog origins:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-modern-dogs...an-fusions-euro.html
www.news.ucdavis.edu/search/news_detail.lasso?id=10096

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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On the beneficial effects of breastfeeding in 19th century Montreal:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/12/111220133809.htm

Identifying an unknown Civil War soldier's ancestry:

www.tennessean.com/article/20111223/WILL...teeth-point-ancestry

A preservation-oriented purchase near Fort Edward:

wnyt.com/article/stories/s2420086.shtml?cat=10114

Plans to look for the remains of the Griffin in Lake Michigan:

wtaq.com/news/articles/2011/dec/19/resea...k-near-ne-wisconsin/
www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2011/12/res...avation_of_ship.html
www.aikenstandard.com/Nation/1219-ap-Res...-shipwreck-warranted

Canada might purchase back Amundsen's 'Maud':

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-canada-amundsen-maud.html

Historians look at Congress:

www.npr.org/2011/12/27/144319863/congres...u-think-scholars-say

Ontario has apparently laid off its marine archaeologist:

www.cottagecountrynow.ca/news/article/12...-marine-archeologist

Hmmm ... Maya in the US? (I don't think so):

www.examiner.com/architecture-design-in-...-georgia-s-mountains
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A mass grave at a Sican site in Peru:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/12...omb-ancient-science/
www.peruthisweek.com/news-1204-Mass-pre-...-in-Lambayeque-Peru/

DNA evidence for a paleolithic transatlantic migation?:

ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2011/12/ra...nt-may-disprove.html

More finds from the Dillard site (Colorado):

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...e-american-southwest

Nice National Geographic piece on the 'golden chiefs' of Panama:

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/01/nata-chiefs/williams-text
ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/01/nata-...coventry-photography

Interesting study of slave remains in Rio:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/dec/20/rio...he-new-blacks-brazil

Simon Bolivar got a new coffin:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16236105

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio News from Archaeologica (dec 11th-17th):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews18dec11.mp3

ArchaeoNews podcasts:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-204 (last
week)
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-205 (this
week)

OK two part podcast on some of the interesting historical finds of the past
year:

podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/...unearthed-part-1.mp3
podcasts.howstuffworks.com/hsw/podcasts/...unearthed-part-2.mp3

The year came to an end with a declaration that the Shroud of Turin isn't
fake:

www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...ural-light-1.1202271
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/scien...natural-6279512.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2077341...her-genuine-not.html
www.nydailynews.com/news/national/shroud...age-article-1.995661
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/20/shroud...entic_n_1161363.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/896642...tic-burial-robe.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...using-UV-lasers.html

... and the Vatican weighed in too:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-blinding-flash.html
vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/homepage/i...-sabana-santa-10738/

... others weren't convinced:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiverssci...is-fake-get-over-it/

Getting rather less attention was the latest 'Holy Grail' claim:

www.eveningtimes.co.uk/i-ve-cracked-myst...-holy-grail-1.977410

... and the solving of a 'yeti finger' mystery of long standing:

news.discovery.com/history/yeti-finger-m...y-solved-111229.html

The Vatican is also using NASA technology to preserve its library:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-star-images-vatican.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/vatican-uses-nasa-tech...tomes-131205544.html
www.cbsnews.com/8301-215_162-57346198/na...ve-vatican-holdings/

Italy's book hospital:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Travel-and-...s-book-hospital.ashx
www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-human-ancie...-italy-hospital.html

The annual what-was-the-star-of-Bethlehem piece:

www.space.com/14036-christmas-star-bethl...planet-theories.html

... and we might as well have something about frankincense:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16270759

Forming plurals:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-s-plural-ma...-foreign-import.html

Leonardo and the mathematics of trees:

www.npr.org/2011/12/26/144127874/the-wis...rdo-da-vinci-knew-it

In other Leonardo news ... a major brouhaha over restoration of one of his
works:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16353587

Very interesting feature on a man who risked a court martial
to save a Renaissance fresco in WWII:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16306893

Nice feature on incunabula:

www.abebooks.co.uk/books/RareBooks/guten...ble/incunabula.shtml

Malaria traced via DNA:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-12-malaria-p...can-slave-south.html

Interesting series on Milton:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...n-paradise-lost-epic
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...sacred-paradise-lost
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...adise-lost-gods-ways
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...nguage-paradise-lost

Putting a somewhat positive spin on Herman Lundborg's 'eugenics' ideas:

scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2011/1...cs_scholar_makes.php

Figuring out what Elizabeth Barrett Browning's chronic illness was:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-12-elizabeth...ness-deciphered.html

Using optical techniques to recover 125 years b.p. sound recordings:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-team-high-t...-technique-year.html

Someone in Wales paid their tax bill with an Iron Age fire guard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-16252711

Back to blaming Columbus for bringing back syphilis:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-12-skeletons-c...voyage-syphilis.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-12/eu-spt122011.php

On how deafness shaped Beethoven's music:

news.discovery.com/history/beethoven-dea...ct-music-111222.html

Another feature on Oxford's multispectral imaging thing:

www.economist.com/node/21540390
medicalxpress.com/news/2011-12-deafness-beethoven-music.html


Review of Joseph Epstein, *Gossip*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/books/review/...ein-book-review.html

Review of P.D. James, *Death Comes to Pemberly*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/books/death-c...-d-james-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Ostia Antica:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/travel/in-...to-past-glories.html
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/travel/2017062363_tritaly26.html

Will tourists return to Libya?:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-16304439
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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African Diaspora Newsletter (Dec. 2011):

www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/news1211/news1211.html

AJA 116.1:

www.ajaonline.org/toc/1161

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CRIME BEAT
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Brief item on vandals destroying some First Temple artifacts at Afula:

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_ido....d=1888&module_id=#as
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=250574
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4165627,00.html

Some Greek diggers were arrested in Bulgaria:

eu.greekreporter.com/2011/12/19/4-greek-...rrested-in-bulgaria/

A 'relic hunter' was arrested while digging at Lake Travis:

dailytrib.com/all-other/12623-woman-is-c...ging-at-indian-site/

I think we've had this 'Lava Treasure' story before:

www.newdesignworld.com/press/story/461288

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Bonham's is going to be selling a major Greek coin collection:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52619

A pile of Roman coins found at a Somerset water treatment works
have been donated to a museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-16243681

Plenty of eSylums to catch up on:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n52.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n53.html

... and possibly:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n54.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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A Day in Pompeii:

www.nashuatelegraph.com/livingtravel/945.../frozen-in-time.html
www.concordmonitor.com/article/299771/the-last-days-of-pompeii

Vermeer:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-16264461

Dura Europos:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/science/dura-...tion-of-empires.html

Drawings by Rembrandt:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/18/nyregion/remb...ce-in-greenwich.html

Birds of America:

www.courant.com/news/education/hc-trinit...1227,0,7746877.story

Invention of the Savage:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16277976
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16295827
DSS:

brooklyn.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/arts...ck-to-ancient-israel

The Greatest Grid:

brooklyn.ny1.com/content/ny1_living/arts...-s-200-year-old-grid

Dickens and London:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-12-19/dicken...rs-farah-nayeri.html

Tiffany paintings:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/nyregion/loui...-on-long-island.html

Renaissance Portraits:

www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2...donatello-to-bellini
www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/arts/design/r...-bellini-review.html
www.thedailybeast.com/galleries/2011/12/...n-museum-photos.html

Money and Beauty:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/24/arts/24iht-strozzi24.html

Kindred Spirits:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/arts/design/k...gallery-in-soho.html

There's a permanent display of Cypriot antiquities in Stockholm:

www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/cypriot-...y-stockholm/20111219

The National Gallery of Scotland acquired a Turner:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16303603

... and it (the Gallery) was the subject of a feature too:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/17/arts/17iht-scotportrait17.html

Christmas at the Acropolis Museum:

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/12/17/acro...st-christmas-events/

Feature on some of the shows at the Park Avenue Armory:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/arts/the-park...ndisputably-big.html

Museums are lining up to get the Staffordshire Hoard:

www.birminghammail.net/news/top-stories/...oard-97319-30020103/

Assorted arts items of interest:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/23/arts/design/a...and-greek-coins.html

A 'Best of 2011' arts feature:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/12/18/art...20111218-COTTER.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Stile Antico:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/20/arts/music/st...i-church-review.html

Messiah (different performances):

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/arts/music/or...-messiah-review.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/12/22/arts/music/tr...-messiah-review.html
Early Music New York:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/27/arts/music/ea...ick-renz-review.html

Enchanted Island:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/25/arts/music/th...h-up-at-the-met.html

Great Expectations:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16047263

Amadis de Gaule:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/arts/21iht-LOOMIS21.html?ref=arts

Albert Nobbs (movie):

movies.nytimes.com/2011/12/21/movies/alb...bs-movie-review.html

An overview of the past theatre season in London:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/arts/28iht-lon28.html

Review of Michael Broyles, *Beethoven in America*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/19/books/beethov...-broyles-review.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Emmett L. Bennett:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/science/emmet...cipher-linear-b.html
www.post-gazette.com/pg/12001/1200675-11...id=healthscience.xml

George Whitman:

www.salon.com/2011/12/15/paris_legendary...can_bookseller_dies/
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HUMOUR
================================================================
Messing with the Cairo Museum:

www.creators.com/comics/strange-brew/85530.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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A new German-Israeli center devoted to researching archaeology and
anthropology/early humans:

news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2012/...eli-center-will.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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As hinted at las week, that 'ancient seal' is starting a bit of a discussion
as to its purpose:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...alem-temple-artifact
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/schol...n-jerusalem-1.405361

Feature on Egyptian animal mummies:

news.discovery.com/history/mummified-animals-egypt-120106.html

A bronze age burial from Aleppo:

www.sana.sy/eng/35/2011/12/27/390924.htm

Recent finds via the Temple Mount Sifting Project:

templemount.wordpress.com/2011/12/28/fin...of-the-temple-mount/

Overview of the past month of archaeology in Israel:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/rep368006.shtml

Feature on the Tel Dan excavations:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...egendary-city-of-dan

Plenty of digging is about to commence in Sharjah:

www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?...§ion=theuae&col=

Looking at those on the 'bottom' of Babylonian society:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-slaves-babylonians.html

A review of 2011 in Egyptian antiquities developments (or lack thereof):

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1078/heritage.htm

Interesting item on hairstyles in ancient Judaea:

www.slate.com/articles/life/explainer/20...l_for_his_time_.html

Archaeological sites are threatened by the Red-Dead Water Conveyance
Project:

www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093469005&src=RSS

Tourism is down in Petra:

www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093470540&src=RSS

More on that 'love pipe' from Jerusalem:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4169262,00.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52784

More on that Afghan collection of Hebrew documents:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=251913

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Lots of excitement (and hype) about a spintria token found by the Thames:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/8991212/Roman-...vered-in-Thames.html
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...r-pleasure-1.1207552
www.express.co.uk/posts/view/293790/The-Roman-Empire-of-sex
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...el-tokens-erotic-art
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2083295...-slaves-Britain.html

... Mary Beard brings some balance to the hype:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/0...n-brothel-token.html

Haven't seen English coverage yet of this find of 37 Etruscan tombs near
Viterbo:

www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo.php?id=175652

Interesting (maybe ... the photo doesn't match the story) relief from
Stratonikeia:

www.todayszaman.com/news-267387-2000-yea...in-stratonikeia.html

Allison Emmerson's talk at the AIA/APA shindig about Pompeii's trashy tombs
got some press coverage:

www.livescience.com/17747-pompeii-trashy-tombs-mystery.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ancient-pompeii-trash-tombs.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120104115049.htm
news.yahoo.com/mystery-pompeiis-trashy-t...ained-130608439.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/uoc-iap010412.php

A couple of responses to Mary Beard's comments on the state of classics
last week:

www.algemeiner.com/2012/01/06/greek-wisdom-in-the-21st-century/
www.thejewishweek.com/blogs/well_versed/...ase_knowing_classics

'Rumblings' over plans to restore the the Colosseum:

edition.cnn.com/2012/01/06/world/europe/...ation-plan-protests/
www.thedenverchannel.com/news/30147879/detail.html
cf:
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/co...ials-say/?ref=design

... while a Russian billionaire offered to buy the Temple of Zeus in
Agrigento:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...w.html_40598954.html
www.upi.com/Odd_News/2012/01/05/Town-res.../UPI-45331325813873/

... and UNESCO is getting involved with Pompeii:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Italy-a...o-into-Pompeii/25422

UNESCO is also stepping in at some Roman sites in Tunisia:

allafrica.com/stories/201201061054.html

Response (from the nuns) about plans to sell Blundell Hall antiquities:

www.crosbyherald.co.uk/news/crosby-news/...bles-92534-30060498/

... in case you missed the story last week:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-16393476

Relive the torments of Sisyphus, Tantalus, et al in 8 bit game form:

www.pippinbarr.com/games/letsplayancient...GreekPunishment.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/05/vide...ient-greek-torments/

On Gozo as Calypso's island:

www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120...greatest-hero.401536

Interesting idea for a floating antiquities museum (haven't we heard this
before?):

www.emg.rs/en/news/region/172131.html

Studying Greek pottery for space program purposes:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-deciphering...-iconic-pottery.html
news.discovery.com/space/slac-analysis-o...le-tiles-111230.html
usa.greekreporter.com/2012/01/04/study-o...e-modern-spacecraft/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...pacecraft-tiles.html

Review of Robert Knapp, *Invisible Romans*:

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/political-b...gIQAxauWYP_blog.html

Review of the Loeb Boethius and Procopius:

www.salon.com/2012/01/07/when_did_rome_really_fall/

Reviewish/Interviewish of Mitchell's Iliad translation:

onpoint.wbur.org/2012/01/02/homers-iliad-retold

More on that 'green grocer curse' tablet:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/science/reach...unravel-a-curse.html
mynorthwest.com/11/601769/UW-professor-translates-ancient-curse

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A review of the 'big finds' from Bulgaria this past year:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=135489

Evidence of medieval life in Lyndhurst:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-16442870

Feature about the Locating London's Past website:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/01/locati...past-mapping-capital

Feature on the Knights Templar:

www.historytoday.com/helen-nicholson/sai...plar-medieval-europe

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Again we hear that Angkor Wat was a victim of drought (not sure
why this is labelled 'new'):

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-explanation...se-khmer-empire.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0103/Anci...en-ruined-by-drought
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/04/droug...ancient-city-angkor/
news.yahoo.com/drought-led-demise-ancien...ngkor-142407479.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/science/angko...n-water-ran-low.html

Shang and Zhou dynasty burials from China's Zhejiang province:

english.people.com.cn/202936/7698412.html

Interesting bronze drum find from Viet Nam:

vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/2...by-local-farmer.html

More on tomb raiders in China:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/01/chi...iders-destroy-relics
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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More on wood from Lake Huron:

www.vancouversun.com/technology/Divers+f...n/5961711/story.html

Not sure if this is the same bronze artifact from Alaska which we mentioned
a few weeks
ago or not:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-unearth-anc...artifact-alaska.html

That 'Maya in Georgia' claim mentioned last week is taking a strange turn
(I still don't
buy it):

abcnews.go.com/Technology/mayan-ruins-ge...5291662#.TwmQJno8euI
cf:
www.mountainx.com/article/38687/Mayan-ru...erates-Internet-buzz

The 'lost city' of Cahokia has apparently been found during bridge
construction in St Louis:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2082113...opolis.html?ITO=1490
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Some petroglyphs dating back 8000+ years b.p. have been found in Peru:

www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=0wSJs39TTKo=

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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DNA suggests brucellosis has been around for a while:

news.discovery.com/history/bones-modern-...keletons-120104.html
www.redorbit.com/news/health/1112448672/...-medieval-bone-code/
www.dawn.com/2012/01/04/modern-disease-f...ancient-bones-2.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/modern-disease-found-a...bones-195035352.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120103135448.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-scientists-medieval-bone-code.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/msu-scm010312.php

Lord Byron as first 'celebrity diet guy':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16351761

Interesting feature on Jeanne Baret:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-jeanne-bare...circumnavigator.html

Distinguishing between old and new violins isn't easy:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-professiona...-master-violins.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/science/in-pl...radivarius-lags.html

Interesting genome-adapations for early African-'Americans':

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/03/science/genom...rican-americans.html

On the history of snow globes:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/magazine/the-...ained-snowstorm.html

Marking Joan of Arc's 'birthday':

news.discovery.com/history/joan-of-arc-birthday-010612.html

Back to Columbis finding syphilis in the New World:

news.discovery.com/history/columbus-syphilis-010512.html

The NEJM is celebrating its 200th anniversary:

medicalxpress.com/news/2012-01-england-j...medical-history.html

Not sure where to put this item on human rights and archaeology at Catal
Huyuk:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-stanford-ar...le-human-rights.html

High tech dating of artworks:

www.physicstoday.org/resource/1/phtoad/v...1/p58_s1?bypassSSO=1
scitation.aip.org/getpdf/servlet/GetPDFS...g=normal&bypassSSO=1

Next installment of that John Milton series from the Guardian:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...-devil-paradise-lost

www.ancientdigger.com/==================...====================
BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Latest Biblical Archaeology Review (the 'dig' issue):

www.bib-arch.org/bar/

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CRIME BEAT
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Some Turkish smugglers were caught with a statue in their car:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/01/05/turkish-...statue-in-their-car/
www.todayszaman.com/news-267698-police-f...ssing-for-years.html
www.todayszaman.com/news-267698-missing-...und-in-kirsehir.html

"Vandals" have irreparably damaged a Roman mosaic in Burgos:

www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_33201.shtml
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2081175...-targeted-order.html


Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Prospero Collection of Greek coins came to auction and brought
in some big bucks:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/652cf2a2-3863-11e1-9f07-00144feabdc0.html
www.cnn.com/2012/01/03/world/europe/pros...eek-coins/index.html (pre
auction hype)

Some ancient Judean coins ar coming to auction:

www.kusi.com/story/16454510/ancient-jude...going-to-nyc-auction

Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n01.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n02.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Modern Antiquity:

www.vcstar.com/news/2012/jan/06/how-pica...ern-masters-were-by/

Working in Archaeology:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9458819.Exhibit...haeologists_at_work/

The Horse:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/jan/02/b...quine-history-horses

Lux in Arcana:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52777

Faces Revealed:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52770

Roads of Arabia:

arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article556814.ece

John Adams Unbound:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/nyregion/in-a...hn-adamss-books.html

Some video from the DSS exhibition:

(featuring L. Schiffman)


Feature on the British Museum:

www.tampabay.com/features/travel/british...s-of-history/1209331

... and one on US Museums in general:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-probing-museums.html

Overview of interesting museum purchases this year:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/30/arts/design/i...ear-of-auctions.html

The Louvre is the most visited museum:

iphone.france24.com/en/20120103-france-p...-lisa-british-museum

Some art critics choose their favourite 'long term' pieces:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/30/arts/design/s...nging-on-a-wall.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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The Enchanted Island:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/02/arts/music/th...an-opera-review.html

Pirates of Penzance:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/arts/music/pi...ny-space-review.html

An overview of assorted things going on on London stages:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/28/arts/28iht-lon28.html

Bachanalia:

www.nytimes.com/2011/12/31/arts/music/ba...eview.html?ref=music

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsanda
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OBITUARIES
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Emmett Bennett:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/01/science/emmet...cipher-linear-b.html
www.timesunion.com/local/article/Classic...nnett-93-2435211.php
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Bob Heuman, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 'bread stamp' with an image of a menorah found near Akko:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52948
news.discovery.com/history/jewish-kosher...scovered-120110.html
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4174477,00.html
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=253004&R=R2
news.yahoo.com/ancient-menorah-stamp-mar...bread-152804390.html
www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-ar...p-near-acre-1.406452
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45943477/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1895&module_id=#as

Interesting item on some of the 'behind the scenes' work at the Leon
Levy Ashkelon dig:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/science/archa...ct-ancient-life.html
scienceblogs.com/weizmann/2012/01/weizma...ax_planck_join_f.php

Finds from various periods in Bosra:

www.sana.sy/eng/35/2012/01/08/393030.htm

Nice feature on conservation at Harvard's Semitic Museum:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-semitic-mus...ds-ancient-clay.html

Evidence of the first domesticated camels:

www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/sharjah...-domesticated-camels

Paleolithic burials from Yemen (the dating seems somewhat vague):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16477111

Those Jewish manuscripts found in Afghanistan include an unknown work
by Saadia Gaon:

www.thestar.com/article/1115485--medieva...-work-by-saadia-gaon

The efforts to save all those damaged books from the Institute d'Egypte:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-16534331

... and politics suggest things might get worse before they get better:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/31...,-says-Salafist.aspx

More on Babylonian slaves being just like us:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-slaves-babylonians.html

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of the restoration of the Hallaton helmet:

www.harboroughmail.co.uk/news/features/h...estoration_1_3409918
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ja...aken-for-bucket.ashx
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...ory-on-its-head.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16490215
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16475224
www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Rusty-bucket...oman-helmet-20120110
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16493657
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...britain-6287730.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ancient-Britain.html
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/10/unique...lmet-pieced-together

Assorted mystery objects from the Roman dig at Caerleon:

www.museumwales.ac.uk/en/blog/2012-01-06...man-site-of-Caerleon

A Roman villa find at Peterborough:

www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/c..._discovery_1_3414573

A Roman-era relief from Santorini (that looks awfully clean to me):

www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/52193

Interesting Thracian horseman relief from Perperikon:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=135654
www.sofiaecho.com/2012/01/12/1743755_arc...bulgarias-perperikon

On Medea's cauldron of rejuvenation:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/01/medeas...of-rejuvenation.html

A classicist's dream home is on the market in Rome:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...-mini-Colosseum.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2084555...-Rome-26million.html
www.theaustralianeye.com/news/yours-for-...ace-aoi35814900.html

A gold phallus for the Lynn Museum:

www.lynnnews.co.uk/lifestyle/lifestyle-a...ld_phallus_1_3416032

Interesting history of the Parthenon:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/14/the-...ver-changing-veneer/

What Irene de Jong is up to:

www.hum.uva.nl/english-news/fgw_news.cfm...9AE-B8B629A10A7E7131

In the wake of that chunk falling off it, the Colosseum has become a saga
... first we
hear of an investigation into the restoration work:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Cultur...ed_312848021126.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/11/rom...nquiry?newsfeed=true
nymag.com/daily/fashion/2012/01/tods-col...have-hit-a-snag.html

... and that the damage won't be fixed:

www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-...to_restore_colosseum

... and there is a suggestion that the damage was deliberate:

www.agi.it/english-version/italy/elenco-...have_been_deliberate

... and the Tod shoe people are thinking of backing out of their
sponsorship:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/world_now/2012/...ver-restoration.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/13/uk-co...dUSLNE80C01E20120113
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Cultur...al_312849242010.html

Meanwhile, a Greek politician is suggesting the renting out of the
Parthenon and other
archaeological sites:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-01-10/greek-...thens-bild-says.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/09/ex-m...lis-could-be-leased/
english.cri.cn/6966/2012/01/10/2021s675401.htm

An illegal plaque on Hadrian's wall is getting attention:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-16467321

Feature on those panoramic views of ancient Rome in Dresden and Berlin:

edition.cnn.com/2012/01/13/world/europe/...-painting/index.html
edition.cnn.com/2012/01/13/world/europe/...painting/?hpt=ieu_t2

Review of *How to Win an Election*:

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/political-b...gIQAHGsmwP_blog.html

On Malta and Odysseus:

www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20120...greatest-hero.401536

More on trash in the tombs of Pompeii:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ancient-pompeii-trash-tombs.html
news.in.msn.com/international/article.as...p-documentid=5737382

(P)review of *Nine for the Devil*:

www.publishersweekly.com/978-1-59058-994-6

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Possible medieval village find on Scotland's Western Islands:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-16514793

Latest 'ship recreation' will be a Bronze Age sewn plank boat:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2086712...4-000-years-ago.html

Trying to establish the antiquity of a home at Potamia (Cyprus):

www.cyprus-mail.com/heritage/footsteps-queen/20120108

Repairs to a Whitchurch bridge might lead to 'threatened' status (?):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16496168

A tool for dating ancient Irish texts:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/201...3/1224310195201.html

A good indication of how slow the news is this time of year:

www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/stylish-...gical-sites/20120112

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Actually digging a shipwreck site in Bunbury (Australia):

www.abc.net.au/news/2012-01-10/shipwreck...hwestwa§ion=news

Was Australia discovered by the Portuguese?:

news.ninemsn.com.au/national/8401465/did...e-discover-australia

A Buddhist stupa site from Andhra Pradesh:

www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-144485.html

Chinese interpretations of dinosaur footprints:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/dinosaur/2012/0...s-dinosaur-folklore/
qvcproject.blogspot.com/2012/01/sacred-b...s-and-virgin_07.html

More on fishing 40 000 years b.p.:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre80d0lk-us-fishing-artefacts/
news.yahoo.com/fishy-shows-humans-skille...years-163528249.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Another candidate for oldest structure in San Antonio:

www.apnews.com/ap/db_6407/contentdetail....c=cat&detailindex=13

Pondering how long humans have lived in southwest Florida:

www.heraldtribune.com/article/20120109/ARTICLE/120109582

Feature on the Rhode Island furniture archive:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/arts/design/r...-byrdcliffe-art.html

The 'unveiling' of the Hunley:

news.yahoo.com/complete-civil-war-submar...-time-004714070.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45980970/ns/technol...and_science-science/

A peak inside the Jamestown Archaeology Lab:

www.c-span.org/Series/American-History-TV/

... and a feature on Jamestown archaeology in general:

www.c-spanvideo.org/program/Archaeol

Vague item on a totem pole that washed up on shore in British Columbia:

www.vancouversun.com/technology/Museum+c...y/5979029/story.html

A Florida metal detectorist doesn't share his finds with archaeologists:

www.wdbo.com/ap/ap/florida/metal-detecto...s-under-sands/nGMpM/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Earthworks and other evidence of human habitation in the Amazon
rain forest:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/america...zons-lost-world.html

A 2000 years b.p.+ jade necklace from Guatemala:

www.guatemala-times.com/archeology/takal...at-takalik-abaj.html

Plenty of coverage for physical evidence that the Maya used tobacco:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/w-sct011012.php
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-physical-ev...e-tobacco-mayan.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/01/120111113725.htm
news.discovery.com/history/house-of-tobacco-011112.html
www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/01/12/Toba.../UPI-57481326417154/
ca.news.yahoo.com/found-first-solid-evid...bacco-123629290.html
www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=115859&CultureCode=en

... here's the abstract of the paper:

onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/rcm.5339/abstract

... and a followup item on the vessel that was tested:

www.newswise.com/articles/view/584618/?sc=rssn

Something a bit different for us ... the Penn Museum has posted a series of
videos on
YouTube relating to its Tikal project over the years:

(1957)
(1958)
(1959)
(1959 pt 1)
(1959 pt 2)
(1959 pt 3)
(1959 pt 4)
(1960)
(1960 pt 1)
(1960 pt 2)
(1964)
(1967)
(1967)

More on those cave paintings from Guanajuato:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/notitas...ajuato-mexico/13179/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from the Archaeology Channel (I think I've caught up):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews1jan12.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews8jan12.mp3



Interesting series from In Our Time on the development of writing:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018wfsc
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018wy46
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xsmd
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xw60
www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b018xy22

A letter from Beethoven found in Germany:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-16510767
www.spiegel.de/international/germany/a-808302.html
www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Aparece/...20111elpepucul_9/Tes

I've seen a couple of reports on this sort of thing ... we'll start sharing
them ... military rehabilitation via archaeology:

www.mod.uk/DefenceInternet/DefenceNews/P...elRehabilitation.htm

Robert Hooke is getting a bit of a makeover:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-portrait-history.html

JSTOR seems to be becoming more accessible:

www.technologyreview.com/web/39448/?p1=A2

I think we mentioned this 'michelangelo-under-the-couch-in-Buffalo' story a
few
years ago ... here's the followup:

www.buffalonews.com/entertainment/gusto/art/article704348.ece

More on medieval brucellosis:

www.scientificamerican.com/gallery_direc...63F-4A93612B04B0101B
www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2012...fies_ancient_disease

Nice feature on James Frazer:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/books/book-re..._destinies_1_2046957

... and one on Niall Ferguson:

nymag.com/news/intelligencer/encounter/niall-ferguson-2011-12/

Something related to Darwin's tortoises:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16467397

Feature on the history of street lighting:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/opinion/sunda...to-a-darker-age.html

Arguing about the 'antiquity' of wordprocessing:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/wh...staking-their-claim/

Remembering the Equitable fire disaster:

cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/co...-fell-100-years-ago/

Feature on C.P.H. Gilbert:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/realestate/br...-the-wild-years.html

Review of Dava Sobel, *A More Perfect Heaven*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/books/review/...bel-book-review.html

Review of Sara Levine, *Treasure Island*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/books/review/...ine-book-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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A medieval burial slab was stolen from a Herefordshire church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-16497632

Some stolen icons are returning to Cyprus:

www.cyprus-mail.com/icons/stolen-icons-coming-home/20120112

Picasso (and others) theft from Greece's National Gallery:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=52908
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/09/th...paintings-in-athens/

Istanbul is a hub for Islamic art thefts:

www.eurasiareview.com/07012012-turkey-is...r-islamic-art-theft/

A couple of 'diggers' destroyed some artifacts in their search for
'treasure' at
Beit Shemesh:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4173467,00.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Nice price for a 4th century B.C. Cypriot coin:

www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/ancient-...ed-new-york/20120111

A Swiss court has ruled on a coin smuggled out of Greece:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_12/01/2012_422360
washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/201...ancient-coin/2089381
worldradio.ch/wrs/news/wrsnews/court-all...-seizure.shtml?28551

... and Greek coins was seized from a New York auction too:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=24602

Latest edition of the eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n02.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n03.html

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n14.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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DaVinci drawings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-16528450

A Day in Pompeii:

www.bu.edu/today/2012/still-devastating-2000-years-later/

The Multitool:

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...tronics-show/251313/

The Renaissance Portrait:

calitreview.com/22943

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.bu.edu/today/2012/goddess-of-love-an...-takes-center-stage/

Emma Lazarus:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/04/arts/design/e...heritage-review.html

Divided Light and Color:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/08/nyregion/amer...-in-land-review.html


The British Museum has put one of the oldest copies of the Quran on display:

www.mirror.co.uk/news/top-stories/2012/0...eum-115875-23697590/

I'm not sure if this is an official exhibition or not ... history of
Ireland in 100 objects:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/weekend/201...4/1224310228113.html

Curators narrate an interactive tour of the renovated galleries at the met:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/06/a...-american-panos.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/12/30/art...11230-FAVORITES.html

cf:
www.nytimes.com/2012/01/06/arts/design/m...wing-renovation.html

Feature on the Museum of Jurassics Technology:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/design/m...ild-side-review.html

Nice endowment for the Smithosnian Galleries:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/11/sa...5-million-endowment/


Review of *A History of the World in 100 Objects*:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...01/11/DDMG1MMSE6.DTL

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Windscape/Orion String Quartet:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/10/arts/music/wi...own-hall-review.html

Suggestion for a Stratford 'flatpack' theatre in London:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...plica-in-London.html

Selling a 300 year-old cello:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/magazine/bern...reenhouse-cello.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Wilfred Lambert:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9005...Wilfred-Lambert.html

John McWhinnie:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/12/books/john-mc...ooks-dies-at-43.html
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Pondering the Neanderthal personality:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/...lity/comment-page-1/
www.newscientist.com/article/mg21328470....f-a-neanderthal.html

... and whether Neanderthals had languages:

content.usatoday.com/communities/science...es-led-to-language/1

... and another study on why Neanderthals apparently disappeared:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-archaeologi...thal-extinction.html

On primate and human faces:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-evolution-written.html

... and toenails:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/science/prima...-toenail-debate.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of coverage of the discovery of a singer's tomb in the Valley of
the Kings (some dating problems in early coverage):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16576265
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-year-old-to...le-singer-egypt.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...-Valley-of-the-.aspx
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ja...valley-of-kings.ashx
www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...found-in-valley.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...e-kings-6290273.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2087568...b-female-singer.html
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...tid=10779108&ref=rss
www.spokesman.com/stories/2012/jan/16/tomb-is-rare-discovery/
au.news.yahoo.com/entertainment/a/-/ente...ent-egyptian-singer/
news.yahoo.com/almost-3-000-old-tomb-fem...found-202332639.html

On the discovery of tomb K64 "in" the Valley of the Kings:

www.egyptological.com/2012/01/tomb-k64-i...ory-as-it-broke-7134

Trying to decide whether that stuff the Sumerians drank actually was beer:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-fermented-c...-sumerians-beer.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112457360...really-produce-beer/
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46044929/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.livescience.com/17996-sumerian-beer-alcohol-free.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/m-tfc011712.php

An update of/by Zahi Hawass:

www.drhawass.com/blog/good-italian-famil...ve-been-doing-lately

... and we hear that digging is going on in Egypt:

news.medill.northwestern.edu/chicago/news.aspx?id=198836

... and scholars are fighting to protect Egypt's heritage:

chronicle.com/article/Egyptian-Scholars-Struggle-to/130338/

Nice feature on 'microarchaeology' at Tel es-Safi and other sites:

israel21c.org/social-action/smarter-digs...h-an-archaeology-lab

What Ron Tappy is up to:

www.pittsburghlive.com/x/pittsburghtrib/news/s_776135.html
cf: www.zeitah.net/2011%20Brochure%20-%20Final%201.2.pdf

More coverage of challenges to the identification of a 'seal' from the
Temple:

www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php...ew&id=5361&Itemid=53

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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World's oldest 'astrology board' found in a cave in Croatia:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2088308...led-2-000-years.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/01/18/good-...rs-board-discovered/
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57360078/wo...rs-board-discovered/
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46026840/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.discovery.com/history/astrology-board-found-120117.html
www.livescience.com/17943-oldest-astrologer-board-zodiac.html

Roman (?) site from Nibal Peak (Syria):

www.sana.sy/eng/35/2012/01/16/394641.htm

Bronze Age finds from Kissonerga-Skalia:

www.cyprus-mail.com/excavations/new-find...erga-skalia/20120121

Another spintria find:

www.metro.co.uk/news/887932-amateur-arch...-prostitutes-pendant

Greece's top ten list of important archaeological discoveries of the past
year:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...w.html_46971068.html

... while we're hearing of the effects of the economic crisis at
archaeological sites:

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/11/20/econ...rchaeological-sites/

... including the possibility of renting out sites like the Acropolis:

www.dawn.com/2012/01/17/ancient-greek-si...ilable-for-rent.html
www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012/jan/20/...cient-sites-for-rent
www.news.com.au/travel/news/greece-may-r...frfq80-1226249191990
www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-20887...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
greece.greekreporter.com/2012/01/18/gree...-acropolis-for-rent/
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...285abcf6567bb20c.471
Domitilla's head has returned to Tripoli:

www.agi.it/english-version/world/elenco-...ture_back_to_tripoli

Glasgow has regained its Chair of Greek:

www.scotsman.com/news/cartoon/leader_pro...ve_classic_1_2062064
www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-educatio...frgcjx-1226247398900

Hmmm ... earliest manuscript of Romans found?:

earliestchristianity.wordpress.com/2012/...anuscript-of-romans/

What William Stull is up to:

blogs.colgate.edu/2012/01/classics-professor-honored-for.html

What Mary Beard is up to:

www.thebookseller.com/news/beard-write-rome-profile.html

What Ryan Boehm is up to:

thedartmouth.com/2012/01/17/news/classics

What Tony Wilmott is up to:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/archae...-s-news-feed-1.17079

Feature on Ostia:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...ancient-seaport-city


Feature on the mausoleum of Constantina:

www.3pipe.net/2012/01/mausoleum-of-constantina.html

... and one on Aelia Capitolina:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...ent-aelia-capitolina

Ten words from Greek myth:

www.nola.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/12_at_12_86.html

On lead as an artifical sweetener:

io9.com/5877587/the-first-artificial-swe...oned-lots-of-romans/

Review of a pile of Iliad translations:

chronicle.com/article/Siege-of-the-Iliad/130381/

Review(ish) of *The Swerve*:

www.themarknews.com/articles/7997-scanda...and-the-modern-world

More on DNA analysis of amphorae:

www.boston.com/yourtown/cambridge/articl...f_ancient_greek_pots
www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.new...cover.Aegean.History

I think we've mentioned this 'return of Mithras temple' story before:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/19/roman-temple-mithras

More on the Hallaton Helmet:

www.inloughborough.com/news/100622/The%2...0prized%20possession

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Oldest traces of ploughing in Czech langs:

praguemonitor.com/2012/01/17/archaeologi...loughing-czech-lands

Plans to raise the first HMS Victory:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jan/22/first-hms-victory-raise-us

... and plans to excavate St Ann's Well:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-16654628

Nice feature on a medieval (more or less) dig in the heart of Prague:

www.radio.cz/en/section/science-journal/...e-journal-2012-01-21

Continued interest in the 16th century Jewish convert, Maria Lopez:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=254308

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of coverage for the suggestion that Hang Tuah was not a
myth:

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2012...120191329&sec=nation
my.news.yahoo.com/archaeologist-defends-...tence-105611589.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Digging at an Underground Railroad 'stop' in Maywood:

www.depauliaonline.com/news/archeology-s...railroader-1.2743751

Plans to excavate a Provo tabernacle:

www.heraldextra.com/news/state-and-regio...f9-8fb3a9c1725b.html
universe.byu.edu/index.php/2012/01/17/ar...old-provo-tabernacle

On use of technology at various Ohio sites:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...-peek-into-past.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/01/re...es-at-ohs-sites.html

Marking the bicentennial of the War of 1812:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/01/...k_key_to_the_fi.html

Feature on repatriation of human remains:

news.yahoo.com/researchers-tribes-clash-...bones-160144542.html

A personal check written by Abraham Lincoln:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/14/abraha...check_n_1206269.html

More on the Hunley going on display:

news.yahoo.com/complete-civil-war-submar...-time-004714070.html

Review of Richard Bailey, *Speaking American*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/books/review/...ley-book-review.html

Review of John Matteson, *The Lives of MArgaret Fuller*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/books/review/...son-book-review.html

Review of Teresa Carpenter (ed.), *New York Diaries*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/books/new-yor...-to-2000-review.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage of evidence the ancient Peruvians had popcorn a thousand
years earlier than previously thought:

www.physorg.com/news246122559.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-ancient-popcorn-peru.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-16623473
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53107
ca.news.yahoo.com/evidence-oldest-popcor...vered-004407125.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46076352/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01...eology-food-science/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-01/stri-apd011812.php

A 1300 years b.p. pottery kiln from Oaxaca:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/247-...sado-hace-un-milenio

More on Mayan tobacco use:

www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...s-mayan-tob-12-01-17

More on geoglyphs in Amazonia:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/world/america...zons-lost-world.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeo News Podcast 206:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-206

Audio news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews15jan12.mp3

... and the January installment of the Video News therefrom:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

Some letters of Voltaire have been discovered:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-voltaire-en...nmasked-letters.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/20/let...e-english-empiricism

Marking Edith Wharton's 150th birthday:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/books/heiress...-150th-birthday.html

A bunch of specimens collected by Darwin have been rediscovered:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16578330
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0117/Scie...sh-Geological-Survey
www.digitaljournal.com/article/318035
news.yahoo.com/uk-scientists-lost-darwin-fossils-060025391.html
www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-lost-darwin...ls-rediscovered.html

... and Darwin supposedly foresaw some of our new social networks:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-social-netw...s-dickens-wrote.html

A real-life Dickensian tale:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-historian-u...dickensian-tale.html

... and a feature on Dickens:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/opinion/sunda...-planet-dickens.html

Poe's 'mystery admirer' is apparently nevermore:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/ed...for-mystery-admirer/



Coverage of the AIA's Site Preservation workshop:

www.archaeological.org/news/sitepreservation/7553

Review of assorted tomes on Islam and the West:

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article858507.ece

... and nothing really to do with us, but an interesting item on lizards on
the verge
of evolving:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-..._source=home_oneline

... and an item on human-animal relationships:

www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-guilt-gende...es-human-animal.html

France is planning a Napoleonland:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ns-Napoleonland.html

More on brucellosis:

www.lansingstatejournal.com/apps/pbcs.dl...400/NEWS01/201150465

Feature on prostitution guidebooks:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/books/review/...ooks-to-babylon.html

Arguing about the history of conservatism:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/books/corey-r...internet-debate.html


Review of Michael Erard, *Babel No More*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/books/review/...ard-book-review.html

Review of Benoit Peeters, *Herge, Son of Tintin*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/22/books/review/...ver-book-review.html

Review of Cullen Murphy, *God's Jury*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/books/gods-ju...n-murphy-review.html

Review of Jennifer Ratner-Rosenhagen, *American Nietzsche*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/books/review/...gen-book-review.html

Review of Patricia Cohen, *In Our Prime*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/books/review/...hen-book-review.html

John Noble Wilford revisits Scott's expedition:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/17/science/scott...rious-stuff-too.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Vague item on thefts from sites near Tekoa in the Judean Desert:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/229500

An illegal antiquities dealer was caught on Rhodes:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_20/01/2012_423459

The Robert Hecht trial has finally expired:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/...,0,1089253.storylink
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/it...ler-comes-to-an-end/

A purloined piece of the the cross has been returned:

www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/kfidauojcwey/rss2/

A collection of blogs which cover the antiquities trade/looting subject:

dougsarchaeology.wordpress.com/2012/01/1...hat-you-should-read/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n03.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n04.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Renaissance Statuettes:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53148

Hajj:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/01/20/189478.html
www.arabianbusiness.com/british-museum-s...hibition-441624.html

Tomb Sculptures from the Court of Burgundy:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53149

Mythological Wildlife:

www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/...i-science/52553880/1

Rembrandt's World:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/arts/design/r...y-museum-review.html

Bellotto:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/14/arts/14iht-bellotto14.html

Cleopatra:

www.sacbee.com/2012/01/18/4196851/cleopa...ion-to-open-may.html

Return of the Gods:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=53050

On the need for cooperation between curators and collectors:

blogs.wsj.com/scene/2012/01/16/are-colle...s-one-curators-take/

What the major auction houses leave behind:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/arts/design/n...go-spokesmodels.html

Feature on the Met's New American galleries:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/01/06/a...-american-panos.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Red Tails:

movies.nytimes.com/2012/01/20/movies/red...e-airmen-review.html

Richard III:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/19/theater/r...m-mendes-review.html

Miranda:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/arts/music/mi...sankaram-review.html

The London Merchant:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/theater/r...tury-gem-review.html

These Seven Sicknesses:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/15/theater/sean-...phocles-at-flea.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Elizabeth Brumfiel:

www.latimes.com/news/obituaries/la-me-el...20117,0,451970.story

Gustav Leonhardt:

www.nytimes.com/2012/01/18/arts/music/gu...dist-dies-at-83.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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