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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Comparing modern human faces to Neanderthals’:

www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170214-your-fa...-than-a-neanderthals


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AFRICA
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A backgrounder on ancient Nubia:

www.livescience.com/57875-ancient-nubia.html

More on those temples in Sudan:

www.news24.com/Africa/News/swiss-archaeo...buried-past-20170210
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93728


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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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They’re checking out ‘secret chambers’ in Tut’s tomb again:

www.livescience.com/57906-king-tut-tomb-radar-scans.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/hidden-chamber-in-k...sts-still-searching/

www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/w...n-at-king-tuts-tomb/

www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...5d002831aef22d514e63

… and of course, the target is Nefertiti’s tomb:

www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/02/1...efertiti-s-tomb.html


Some 1923 reporting on the opening of Tut’s tomb:

www.theguardian.com/news/2017/feb/19/fro...-in-1923-tutankhamun


Suggestion that Egyptian temple culture was alive and well in Ptolemaic
times:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170214094048.htm

A Pharaonic ‘cloning centre’ in Luxor (not what you immediately think):

www.egyptindependent.com/news/antiquitie...cloning-center-luxor


More on children’s footprints and other finds from Pi Ramesse:

www.livescience.com/57872-3000-year-old-...-children-found.html


More on that 3000 bp scribe’s tomb from the Theban necropolis:

www.foxnews.com/science/2017/02/14/3000-...overed-in-egypt.html

observer.com/2017/02/royal-egyptian-tomb...okyo-archaeologists/


Some humour:

www.gocomics.com/speedbump/2016/11/29

Feature on the Hyskos:

asorblog.org/invaders-of-obscure-race-understanding-the-hyksos/

Feature on a bread stamp from Khirbet et Tireh:

asorblog.org/2017/02/17/clay-bread-stamp...+%28The+ASOR+Blog%29


A Persian amphora find from an Ashdod beach (with a story):

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=40343

A Roman-era gateway (finally) is found at the ‘House of Gates’:

www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-sho...y-at-house-of-gates/

www.archaeology.org/news/5311-170215-house-of-gates

Murex shells from Temple Mount:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=40403
www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/t...es-video/2017/02/15/

www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/2/16/to-dye...researchers-interest


Israeli and Palestinian archaeologist both lay claim to the West Bank:

kosu.org/post/west-bank-israeli-and-pale...h-lay-claim-heritage
www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/02/1...ay-claim-to-heritage

www.npr.org/2017/02/13/514938895/israeli...o-west-bank-heritage


More on the DSS cave find:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hebrew-Univers...-Scrolls-cave-480966

lawrenceschiffman.com/excitement-additio...ran-cave-discovered/
lawrenceschiffman.com/wp-content/uploads...ve-is-Discovered.pdf

www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=221613
www.yourstephenvilletx.com/news/20170216...ead-sea-scrolls-cave


More on Anatolian food culture:

www.travelerstoday.com/articles/38859/20...s-anatolian-food.htm


The Getty has put a bunch of photos of Palmyra on line:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/15/arts/design/p...d=54147173&te=1&_r=0


There’s new reports of damage by ISIL at Palmyra:

www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/w...-roman-amphitheater/

www.cbsnews.com/news/russia-drone-video-...itheater-tetrapylon/

www.scotsman.com/news/world/russia-issue...esh-damage-1-4365786

www.sciencealert.com/isis-has-flattened-...aeological-monuments

news.nationalpost.com/news/world/russian...s-roman-amphitheater

www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/russia...archaeological-site/

www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/world/arti...Palmyra-10927992.php


Meanwhile, their ‘business model’ is apparently near collapse:

www.timesofisrael.com/islamic-state-grou...ay-be-near-collapse/

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...uities-a7586936.html


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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 7000 years bp mystery object from Greece:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38967924
greece.greekreporter.com/2017/02/14/anci...fles-archaeologists/


Some more sarcophagi from Bursa:

eu.greekreporter.com/2017/02/15/new-anci...te-antiquity-period/

www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/02/13/3-...lis-in-turkeys-bursa


What they found on the Kato Paphos Maloutena dig this year:

in-cyprus.com/kato-paphos-maloutena-excavations-come-to-an-end/

On some classical references in John Wick 2:

www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/02...john-wick-chapter-2/


Athens isn’t allowing a Gucci fashion show by the Parthenon:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/02/15/athe...w-on-acropolis-hill/


Athens police arrested a ‘poultry baron’ for ‘undeclared antiquities’:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/...red-antiquities.html


Another idiot tourist scratching a name in the Colosseum:

www.thelocal.it/20170215/tourist-charged...-name-into-colosseum

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...ing-romes-colosseum/


A very interesting ‘what to do with a classics degree’ story:

www.chronicle.com/article/From-Homer-to-High-Tech/238982

More on the House of the Chaste Lovers opening:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-po...stination-180962169/


Feature on Roman marriage:

blog.oup.com/2017/02/ancient-greek-roman-marriages-quiz/

More on Vlochos:

www.archaeology.org/issues/250-1703/tren...-greece-vlochos-city

More on the bulldozing of that Roman villa site in Bristol:

www.themarshalltown.com/ancient-roman-vi...h-is-bulldozed/21060


More on that repatriated sarcophagus fragment:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...-after-30-years.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5304-1702013-gr...sarcophagus-fragment


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 Neolithic ‘enclosure’ from Denmark:

sciencenordic.com/did-stone-age-people-b...ge-labyrinth-denmark

A 3000 years bp bronze spearhead find from Scotland:

www.scotsman.com/news/3-000-year-old-spe...a-lifetime-1-4367614

www.archaeology.org/news/5310-170215-scotland-gilded-spear
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-discovered-in-angus

Studying some Mersea Island timbers:

www.eadt.co.uk/news/mersea_island_timber..._marshland_1_4890265


A possible Anglo Saxon site beneath a school sports pitch:

www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/15099424.Saxo...school_sports_pitch/


Possible medieval structures or burials from Nottingham:

www.nottinghampost.com/archaeologists-ma...43-detail/story.html
westbridgfordwire.com/excitement-mounts-...eological-discovery/
nottstv.com/tests-underway-see-city-cent...vered-burial-ground/

www.archaeology.org/news/5309-170214-england-nottingham-pottery

An interesting (non vampire) burial from Transylvania:

phys.org/news/2017-02-romanian-skeleton-...-archaeologists.html
www.archaeology.org/news/5312-170215-tra...vania-szekely-graves

This year’s Valentines Day correlated find is a 17th century French woman’s burial with her hubby’s heart:

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/fran...perrien-archaeology/


A shipwreck of unknown date exposed on the Mayo coast:

www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-ne...mayo-coast-1.2972684


‘Knock off’ watches from the 17th century:

phys.org/news/2017-02-date-mass-production-timepieces.html

Correlating Richard III’s wounds with a Welsh poem:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-21441319

A find of unknown date delaying construction of a Cambridge roundabout:

www.stuff.co.nz/waikato-times/news/cambr...Cambridge-roundabout


They’re poking around Edinburgh’s cave network:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38991458

Fire at a Salford Church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38954965

Restoration has started on a Gloucestershire medieval priory:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-38966548

More on ‘Paleolithic pebbles’:

www.livescience.com/57924-paleolithic-pe...tuals-uncovered.html



Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Neolithic sculptures from a Devangarh fort:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/n...cleshow/57172292.cms

2000 years bp pomegranate seeds from a Chinese tomb:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/17/c_136064482.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/5317-170217-china-tomb-seeds

Persian connections found at Nya Quila:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderab...cleshow/57197971.cms

Remains of a 16th century roasted turnip from Siberia:

siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/feat...conquest-of-siberia/

www.archaeology.org/news/5308-170214-siberia-turnip-pot

Plans for a park and museum at the Xia dynasty capital:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/16/c_136061555.htm

More on the early settlement of the Tibetan plateau:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-s...the-tibetan-plateau/


More from that Mohenjodaro conference:

dailytimes.com.pk/pakistan/12-Feb-17/moh...daro-conference-ends
www.aljazeera.com/blogs/asia/2017/02/pak...170213095104584.html



Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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An abandoned settlement site in Wyoming:

www.wyofile.com/column/ancient-town-yiel...-early-life-wyoming/


Followup to those burials in St Augustine:

www.firstcoastnews.com/news/early-analys...an-descent/408761695


Studying fish hooks in the Pacific northwest:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoc--acc021517.php
phys.org/news/2017-02-team-evolution-wooden-halibut-native.html

Studying lake sediments at Cahokia:

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/10/...yed-the?sc=17&f=1007

www.archaeology.org/news/5306-170213-cahokia-climate-change

Linguistic data supports idea of waves of migration into the Americas:

phys.org/news/2017-02-linguist-big-migration-americas.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uov-ld021517.php

Rethinking the history of corn cultivation:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoia-srt021417.php

I think we’ve mentioned this ‘golden ratio’ claim regarding Mesa Verde:

www.livescience.com/57862-sun-temple-golden-ratio-found.html

Feature on the Pueblo Revolt:

www.archaeology.org/issues/249-1703/feat...mexico-pueblo-revolt


Feature on Faulkner’s home:

www.npr.org/2017/02/13/515043640/william...e-south?sc=17&f=1008


Feature on Ashley’s Sack:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/16/s...k-its-time/96702424/


Slideshow on the Onondaga nation:

www.syracuse.com/vintage/2017/02/check_o...otographer_fred.html


More on Yale’s renaming of Calhoun College:

www.insidehighered.com/news/2017/02/13/y...mains-other-colleges

www.insidehighered.com/blogs/just-visiti...oving-john-c-calhoun



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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Some Comala period figurines from Mexico (I think we mentioned this):

www.latinpost.com/articles/135293/201702...iscovered-mexico.htm

www.yahoo.com/news/1-700-old-untouched-tomb-173700487.html
www.archaeology.org/news/5305-170213-mexico-burial-figurines

The collapse of Aztec society may have been hastened by a salmonella
outbreak:

www.nature.com/news/collapse-of-aztec-so...lla-outbreak-1.21485

www.archaeology.org/news/5316-170217-spa...-conquest-salmonella

A volcanic eruption may have triggered a Maya ‘dark age’:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/volca...dquo-dark-age-rdquo/


On ancient human impact on Brazil’s rainforest:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/10/science/amazo...eoglyphs-brazil.html


More on the ‘Lost City of the Monkey God’:

www.salon.com/2017/02/17/watch-discoveri...eath-the-rainforest/


Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Really not sure where to put this one … tracking the fluctuations in the earth’s magnetic field with Iron Age pottery:

www.tau.ac.il/research/geomagnetic-intensity
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/afot-ajf021417.php
www.nytimes.com/2017/02/14/science/magne...ield-earth-jars.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.771427
www.jpost.com/Green-Israel/Innovative-Re...ld-is-not-new-481459

www.israel21c.org/history-of-earths-magn...d-in-judean-pottery/

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/a...inishing/2017/02/14/

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224927
www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/...ic-field-by-accident

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0214/What...rth-s-magnetic-field

www.archaeology.org/news/5307-170214-geomagnetic-field-pottery

On the origin (sort of) of selfies:

arstechnica.com/business/2017/02/how-a-5...tion-led-to-selfies/


Some Valentine’s Day history:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2017/02/a-shor...-valentines-day.html

radio.wosu.org/post/dark-origins-valentines-day
www.msureporter.com/2017/02/14/the-uncle...y-of-valentines-day/

Pondering why we haven’t found any civilizations older than 7000 - 8000 years bp:

www.forbes.com/sites/quora/2017/02/14/wh...-years/#4878a65a484c


Nelson’s capture tricolour is on display again:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-38984685


On germs and human history:

www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/0...he-germs-keep-coming


An interesting bit of historical fake news:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-38995205

… and pondering historical tweets:

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/what-if-...e7ce475fc_story.html


Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Botticelli:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93749

Crafts and Industry throughout the ages (Egypt):

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/25...ation-opens-tem.aspx


Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries:

artdaily.com/news/93821/Exhibition-bring...-Mysteries-of-Osiris

Good Hope:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93894

Han Dynasty:

www.globaltimes.cn/content/1033671.shtml

Monet:

www.dw.com/en/a-monet-as-an-anniversary-gift/a-37598912

Seurat:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/arts/design/c...n-museum-of-art.html


Cajal:

www.dw.com/en/a-monet-as-an-anniversary-gift/a-37598912

Treasures from the National Museum (Sweden):

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/16/arts/design/a...ollected-abroad.html


Gurlitt’s stuff:

news.artnet.com/exhibitions/cornelius-gu...ve-exhibition-863189


A World of Emotions:

www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/9041...emotions-at-onassis-


Cycladic:

www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/meet-cyclad...8419e4b026a89a7a26d9


A German museum realized it had a Rembrandt:

www.dw.com/en/german-museum-discovers-it...250-years/a-37543686

news.artnet.com/art-world/german-museum-...randt-drawing-858668

www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/europe/rembrandt-...an-museum/index.html



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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction is a Pictish murder victim:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/151...ted_after_cave_find/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-39002843
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...dered-1400-years-ago
www.archaeology.org/news/5318-170217-scotland-pictish-murder

Coverage of an Italian team’s efforts to restore damage done by ISIL:

phys.org/news/2017-02-italian-teams-ancient-syrian-city.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/16/ston...ty-palmyra-restored/



Feature on LiDAR:

techcrunch.com/2017/02/12/wtf-is-lidar/?ncid=rss

On Roman sites and VR:

www.cbsnews.com/news/virtual-reality-rec...emperor-nero-palace/


I think we’ve had this one on new archaeological techniques being used at an Islamic site:

phys.org/news/2017-02-archaeological-techniques-uncover.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170210084750.htm



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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A study of Sardinian DNA:

phys.org/news/2017-02-sardinian-dna-gene...clues-islandand.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/mbae-las020617.php

… and their dogs’ too:

phys.org/news/2016-10-genome-fiercely-fonni-dog-human.html#nRlv

Otzi’s DNA is confirming the stability of genetic markers:

phys.org/news/2017-02-otzi-iceman-valida...ability-genetic.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170216094511.htm

What Matthew Spriggs is up to:

www.abc.net.au/radio/canberra/programs/b...thew-spriggs/8271780




Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Delphi:

www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/euro...rious-past-of-Delphi

Albania is promoting its underwater sites:

phys.org/news/2017-02-albania-underwater...aeology-tourism.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/alba...f3fc9c0ed_story.html

www.yahoo.com/news/albania-promotes-unde...urism-181313966.html

www.fredericksburg.com/features/wire/alb...62-24857dc5ca40.html



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CRIME BEAT
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I think we mentioned this bust in Albania:

phys.org/news/2017-02-albania-smugglers-...lonia-artifacts.html

www.chron.com/news/crime/article/Albania...ollonia-10926694.php


A bust in Mumbai:

www.dnaindia.com/mumbai/report-dri-raids...zes-antiques-2320970


Some stolen items from Turkey turn up in Germany:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/stolen-artifac...109737&NewsCatID=375


A stolen Italian piece turns up in Morocco:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93862


conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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NUMISMATICA
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The Riddlesden Hoard is going on display:

www.keighleynews.co.uk/news/15087243.Rom...liffe_Castle_Museum/


Feature on cistophori of Hadrian:

www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/...-ancients-today.html


Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n07.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n08.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...017-11-february-2017
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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanad...dExploration14981763

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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26 Feb 2017 16:11 #182 von Ray
Ray antwortete auf das Thema: D. Meadows Explorator
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explorator 19.44 February 26, 2017
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If you're having problems getting 'the whole issue', read Explorator online at:

exploratornews.wordpress.com/


Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Alan Brockway, Kris Curry, David Critchley, David Emery, Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).


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EARLY HOMINIDS
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23 000 years bp flint blades from near the Sea of Galilee:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.772111

Cf: journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10....journal.pone.0167151


On Aurignacian ‘pointillism’:

phys.org/news/2017-02-year-old-engraving...echnique-seurat.html

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/nyu-3ye022117.php
www.livescience.com/58007-pointillism-fo...ancient-artwork.html
www.livescience.com/58008-prehistoric-va...years-ago-video.html

On Paleolithic women:

phys.org/news/2017-02-women-stone-age.html

On early humans drinking alcohol:

www.bbc.com/earth/story/20170222-our-anc...fore-they-were-human


More on the genetic legacy of Neanderthals:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170223124316.htm
www.newscientist.com/article/2122362-ext...sion-of-human-genes/

www.archaeology.org/news/5332-170224-nea...l-control-expression



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AFRICA
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Studying bone harpoons from East Africa:

phys.org/news/2017-02-sharpening-knowled...ory-east-africa.html


Feature on Zimbabwe:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/21/world/africa/...-build-a-legacy.html


Feature on Thulamela:

www.livescience.com/57962-thulamela.html

A pair of German archaeologists were kidnapped in NIgeria earlier this week:

www.ctvnews.ca/world/german-archaeologis...police-say-1.3296844

www.reuters.com/article/us-nigeria-security-idUSKBN1612L6
allafrica.com/stories/201702230533.html
www.news24.com/Africa/News/german-archae...emanded-yet-20170223

www.dw.com/en/two-germans-kidnapped-in-n...n-nigeria/a-37684402
saharareporters.com/2017/02/23/whereabou...ermans-still-unknown


… a force was sent out to find them:

saharareporters.com/2017/02/23/igp-deplo...erman-archaeologists

allafrica.com/stories/201702240026.html

… and a ransom has been demanded:

www.seattlepi.com/news/crime/article/Nig...-German-10956100.php

allafrica.com/stories/201702240046.html
allafrica.com/stories/201702250045.html
www.dailytrust.com.ng/news/general/kidna...-million/186656.html


… and just as Explorator goes out, we read they’ve been released:

allafrica.com/stories/201702260174.html
www.naij.com/1090599-2-kidnapped-german-...-regain-freedom.html

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-02-...ria-after-kidnapping



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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plans to restore a Ramses II statue to its Luxor temple:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2017/02/21/615867/
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/25...s-colossus-of-R.aspx

An 1868 painting of the Temple of Karnak is going on display:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2017/fe...museum-henry-stanier


More on those 3000 years bp child footprints:

www.seeker.com/3000-year-old-footprints-...ound-2259199096.html


Concerns for the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/temple-of-arte...109909&NewsCatID=375


Interesting concern resulting from possible dig in Izmir:

www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2017-...in-turkish-port-city


Feature on a Phoenician mask mold find from Tel Achziv:

asorblog.org/2017/02/24/rare-discovery-t...ninth-century-b-c-e/

A mysterious wall in Jordan:

www.yahoo.com/news/93-mile-long-ancient-...gists-122757416.html


A new archaeological museum in Aswan was inaugurated:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/archaeolog...um-inaugurated-aswan


More on the hidden chambers in Tut’s tomb saga:

www.yahoo.com/news/possible-hidden-chamb...-tuts-152000104.html

An account of the 2016 season at Bethsaida:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2017/02/ara418014.shtml

1800 years bp Hebrew inscriptions from a Galilee synagogue:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/1800-year-old-...lee-synagogue-482175

www.timesofisrael.com/hebrew-carvings-on...illages-jewish-past/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225397
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.773131

Israel is trying to get the Siloam Inscription from Turkey:

www.timesofisrael.com/culture-minister-o...-hebrew-inscription/


LandMinds video podcast interview with Guy Stiebel, who is currently digging at Masada:

foundationstone.org/

OpEd on Jerusalem/Palestinian archaeological conflicts:

www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.772847
The Oriental Institute is somewhat concerned about its future:

www.chicagomaroon.com/article/2017/2/21/...tain-trump-administ/


Assessing the damage at Nimrud:

theartnewspaper.com/news/news/british-mu...truction-of-nimrud-/

aina.org/news/20170220032519.htm

The British Museum is training folks to preserve/conserve heritage at Mosul:

www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-iraq-...SS&feedName=artsNews

www.yahoo.com/news/british-museum-traini...itage-135857374.html

english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2017/0...-Mosul-heritage.html

artdaily.com/news/93936/British-Museum-t...-save-Mosul-heritage


On assorted actions taken by ISIL to ‘shock’:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4927139,00.html
www.therepublic.com/2017/02/24/islamic-s...eritage-destroyed-2/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Big news this week is the find (a while ago) of a section of Roman road and three burials beneath a McDonald’s at Frattochie:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...3a-377c6c89c1f9.html

www.thelocal.it/20170223/mcdonalds-opens...r-ancient-roman-road

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/22/world/europe/...nalds-rome-road.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/22/want...ad-unveiled-beneath/

A Roman house from Israel ‘covered with’ phallic amulets:

uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-find-ro...ulets-143455580.html

www.livescience.com/57944-roman-house-an...scovered-israel.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5319-170221-israel-roman-house

A Mithraeum on Corsica:

www.archaeology.org/news/5330-170224-cor...mithraeum-discovered

Feature on the collapse of the ancient Roman economy and its effects:

theconcourse.deadspin.com/what-happened-...economy-f-1792584975


On northern England and the Romans:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...osmopolitan-12634587


Feature on Probus:

www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2017/02/strang...-his-troops-to-fury/

Feature on Red Figure pots:

www.apollo-magazine.com/greek-vases/

A Roman bronze hoard is on display at the Wiltshire Museum:

www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/15108984....at_Wiltshire_Museum/


Those ‘gladiators’ outside the Colosseum are being irritating again:

www.thelocal.it/20170220/rome-gladiators...king-tourists-photos


What the Greeks can teach us about herbs:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/wh...69a399dd5_story.html


What Kathleen Coleman is up to:

www.reviewatlas.com/news/20170223/monmou...ture-harvard-scholar


What Caitlin Gillespie is up to:

www.owu.edu/news-media/details/classics-...eltic-queen-boudica/


What Travis Rupp is up to:

hypebeast.com/2017/2/travis-rupp-beer-ar...t-1100-year-old-beer


What Lauren Donovan Ginsberg is up to:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoc-upl022217.php

Brock University Classics is celebrating fifty years:

brocku.ca/brock-news/2017/02/department-...th-anniversary-year/


On corporations helping to preserve Rome’s history:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Europe/2017/0226...serve-Rome-s-history



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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Road construction in Lincolnshire reveals sites from various periods dating back to the Mesolithic:

thelincolnite.co.uk/2017/02/ancient-buri...eastern-bypass-site/

www.archaeology.org/news/5333-170224-eng...olnshire-settlements


A neolithic hand axe from Hartshorne:

www.burtonmail.co.uk/watch-neolithic-han...42-detail/story.html

www.burtonmail.co.uk/watch-neolithic-han...42-detail/story.html


I think we mentioned this Bronze Age hoard from Scotland (there are other finds too):

www.livescience.com/57966-bronze-age-wea...hed-in-scotland.html

www.livescience.com/57956-photos-bronze-age-weapons-hoard.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/trove-of-dazzling-b...-unearthed-scotland/

artdaily.com/news/94015/Archaeologists-d...nze-Age-weapon-hoard

www.yahoo.com/news/trove-dazzling-bronze...apons-141400135.html

Interesting ‘Black Death’ burial of two hand-in-hand males:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/22/...-buried-hand-in-hand

uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-dig-up-...-hand-130841537.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5329-170223-london-crossrail-skeletons

Studying medieval English graffiti:

www.archaeology.org/news/5320-170221-england-medieval-graffiti

Arguing about Viking settlements in England:

sciencenordic.com/new-study-reignites-de...-settlements-england


Latest Crossrail-related find is Faggeswell Brook and a pile of Tudor-era
items:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/long-los...sure-trove-6r2tmnj7w

artdaily.com/news/93972/MOLA-excavations...ecrets-of-Tudor-Life

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/crossrail...3db5e4b0f077b3edcafa


Archaeologists are looking for the tomb of James I of Scotland (and assorted relatives):

phys.org/news/2017-02-archaeologists-lon...b-scottish-king.html

artdaily.com/news/94070/Archaeologists-h...omb-of-Scottish-king

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/histo...red-scottish-9859903

www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/151..._of_Scotland_begins/

Plans to check out a ditch which may have been part of Offa’s Dyke:

www.bbc.com/news/live/uk-england-hereford-worcester-38302470

Studying woodland use over the centuries in England:

phys.org/news/2017-02-historic-cultural-...ctives-woodland.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoy-hcr022217.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ves-on-woodland-uses

I think we mentioned these ‘pilgrim leprosy burials’ a while ago:

www.reuters.com/video/2017/02/20/medieva...eosUS&videoChannel=6


What four skulls reveal about ‘city life’ in Europe in various periods:

www.theguardian.com/cities/2017/feb/22/t...s-teach-about-cities


Bells at a 12th century Myndtown church have been restored:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-39026169

Fundraising to save the Monarch of the Glen:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38994055

… and one to keep a Viking hoard in Dumfries and Galloway:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/151...mfries_and_Galloway/



Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Finds from Chanhu Daro:

tribune.com.pk/story/1336217/treasure-tr...l-hub-ancient-world/


Fortifications of some sort from Central China:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/22/c_136077385.htm

An image of Confucius from a mirror from the tomb of the Marquis of Haihun:

www.ecns.cn/2017/02-21/246162.shtml
www.china.org.cn/china/2017-02/21/content_40328229.htm


Some unusual medieval burials from Siberia:

siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/feat...ualistic-sacrifices/

www.archaeology.org/news/5327-170223-russia-medieval-burials

Colonial era artifacts from a Sydney suburb:

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-02-21/artefacts...nd-europeans/8287950

www.archaeology.org/news/5321-170221-aus...parramatta-artifacts

Still looking for Genghis Khan’s tomb:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-39038615

Azerbaijan is seeking UNESCO help to deal with illegal digging:

en.apa.az/nagorno_karabakh/azerbaijan-to...-occupied-lands.html
en.trend.az/azerbaijan/karabakh/2725396.html

Beijing is going to get even tougher on theft of artifacts:

www.scmp.com/news/china/policies-politic...s-stem-loss-cultural



Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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The wreck of the Neva appears to have been found on Kruzov Island:

juneauempire.com/art/art/2017-02-23/200-...ov-island-near-sitka


Studying evidence of prehistoric violence in California:

phys.org/news/2017-02-prehistoric-violence-published.html

They’re ‘making room’ for Sally Hemings at Monticello:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/f...470bf0401_story.html

wwlp.com/2017/02/23/archaeologists-dig-u...ns-alleged-mistress/
wric.com/2017/02/25/archaeologists-looki...slave-at-monticello/

Kennewick Man was reburied this week:

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0221/Buri...a-20-year-old-debate

www.archaeology.org/news/5322-washington-kennewick-man-reburied
phys.org/news/2017-02-kennewick-skeleton-ancestral-home.html

Trying to preserve some of George Washington’s trees:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/th...fce42fb61_story.html


Some insight from Frederick Douglass:

news.yale.edu/2017/02/17/any-time-good-t...-says-yale-historian


Concerns for some historical documents from South Carolina:

www.npr.org/2017/02/21/515410087/an-atte...s-is-destroying-them


The ‘Last Seen’ project is interesting:

www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2017/02/...d-ones-in-wanted-ads


Studying the effects of climate in ancient North America:

www.dispatch.com/news/20170226/archaeolo...ed-by-climate-change


The BLM is seeking the public’s help in preserving sites:

www.good4utah.com/news/local-news/blm-ur...-artifacts/659015750


On Lincoln’s early ‘bromance’:

www.livescience.com/57938-did-abraham-li...merican-history.html


What they’ve found while working on Toronto’s new courthouse:

www.thestar.com/news/gta/2017/02/25/cour...orontos-history.html


More on linguistic evidence for the settling of the Americas:

www.economist.com/news/science-and-techn...itted?fsrc=rss%7Csct



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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A Maya jade from Belize with an inscription:

phys.org/news/2017-02-largest-maya-jade-belize-unique.html

A study of skulls suggests there were multiple migrations into the Americas (ending up in South America, it seems):

phys.org/news/2017-02-ancient-skulls-mul...ations-americas.html

phys.org/news/2017-02-largest-maya-jade-belize-unique.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170224121748.htm

More on salmonella and the demise of the Aztecs:

phys.org/news/2017-02-evidence-salmonella-aztecs.html


Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Haven’t had a Stradivarius come to auction in a while:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93930

On Carnival in Germany:

www.dw.com/en/a-kiss-for-your-tie-why-ca...wer-games/a-19022057


Studying the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution:

www.dw.com/en/estrangement-from-history-...evolution/a-37641036


A lost Walt Whitman novel:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/20/arts/in-a-wal...leaves-of-grass.html

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/...tten-by-walt-whitman

Feature on Jane Austen:

theconversation.com/friday-essay-the-rev...of-jane-austen-71000


Feature on Karl May:

www.dw.com/en/who-was-karl-may-facts-and...-winnetou/a-37675272


On the history of butter:

knpr.org/npr/2017-02/spread-word-butter-has-epic-backstory

On the origins of Jazz:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170224-the-m...ious-origins-of-jazz


Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Menorah:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225421
www.jta.org/2017/02/21/news-opinion/worl...n-menorah-exhibition

www.wantedinrome.com/news/vatican-and-ro...ld-joint-exhibition/

www.deseretnews.com/article/865673864/Ca...int-show.html?pg=all
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93961

Vermeer:

www.ksby.com/story/34556717/louvre-show-...onary-and-a-borrower

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93952

Monet:

usa.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2017-02/24/content_28339735.htm

Images of Value:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/23/arts/design/t...y-on-your-money.html


Tomb Treasures (Han Dynasty):

www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/02/21/tomb-tre...-han-dynastys-elite/


Feature on the Acropolis Museum:

www.ekathimerini.com/216293/article/ekat...the-acropolis-museum


Feature on the Aphrodisias Museum:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/museum-in-turk...109992&NewsCatID=375


Feature on the New Orleans Pharmacy Museum:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...470bf0401_story.html


The National Museum of Egyptian Civilization is impressive:

www.cairoscene.com/ArtsAndCulture/9-Stun...gyptian-Civilisation



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THE TECHY SIDE
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On the use of photography to document sites:

asorblog.org/2017/02/22/use-photography-...ent-sites-important/

I think we mentioned this VR treatment of the ancient world:

www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/see-an...l-reality-180962237/


More on Pictish facial recreations:

www.livescience.com/57974-pictish-man-face-recreated.html
phys.org/news/2017-02-brutally-pictish-b...ht-life-digital.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93931
www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-murder-vict...digitally-recreated/

www.archaeology.org/news/5318-170217-scotland-pictish-murder

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA studies suggest a strong matrilineal aspect to society in Chaco Canyon:

news.virginia.edu/content/cutting-edge-d...uries-pueblo-history

phys.org/news/2017-02-radiocarbon-dating...ncient-puebloan.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/ps-rda022117.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221130709.htm
www.nytimes.com/2017/02/24/science/chaco...mexico-maternal.html

www.livescience.com/57953-chaco-canyon-r...aternal-lineage.html
westerndigs.org/ancient-leaders-at-chaco...l-dynasty-dna-shows/

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0222/Why-...xico-s-Pueblo-Bonito

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/chac...eblo-bonito-room-33/

www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancie...-chaco-civilization/
www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/02/21/p...en-empowered/9818303

www.archaeology.org/news/5326-170222-cha...-matrilineal-dynasty

… and they were native to the area, not migrants:

westerndigs.org/chacos-elites-were-nativ...-their-remains-show/


Another study suggests ‘hardly any women’ migrated from the Pontic Steppe to Europe some 5000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2017-02-genetic-men-migrated-pontic-steppe.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uu-gds022117.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170221154823.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/5323-170222-ind...bronze-age-migration


DNA also suggests that Europeans brought the ulcer bacteria to the Americas:

www.livescience.com/57998-europeans-brou...ria-to-americas.html



Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Meteora:

www.cnn.com/2017/02/20/travel/meteora-greece/index.html

Albanian shipwrecks:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/albani...ip-wrecks-180962181/


Sanliurfa tombs:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/rock-tombs-of-...110082&NewsCatID=375



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CRIME BEAT
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Israeli authorities foiled a Roman coin smuggling attempt:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225263
www.timesofisrael.com/palestinian-nabbed...ck-of-ancient-coins/

… while a family on an outing foiled a metal detectorist at Hurbat Bazka:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/225338
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Modiin-family-...while-on-hike-482102


… and there was a gang digging in the Negev:

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/g...cal-site/2017/02/22/


An 18th century icon smuggling attempt foiled in Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/priceless-18th...110049&NewsCatID=375


More on a dealer’s role in artifact theft in southeast Asia:

www.cambodiadaily.com/news/records-point...tifact-theft-125582/


I think we mentioned this rare book heist:

www.livescience.com/57955-rare-books-sto...ondon-warehouse.html

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/12/...iling-into-warehouse


Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/02/...9-february-2017.html



conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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NUMISMATICA
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BIg bucks for a Colosseum coin:

www.coinweek.com/auctions-news/ancient-c...ice-dix-noonan-webb/

www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/...rs-estimate.all.html

Feature on a Julius Caesar aureus:

www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ancient-c...ureus-julius-caesar/


Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n08.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n09.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...017-18-february-2017

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Ivor Noel Hume:

www.nytimes.com/2017/02/19/us/ivor-noel-...al-williamsburg.html


Gordon Stuart:

www.arbroathherald.co.uk/news/top-lingui...tuart-dies-1-4375662


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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanad...dExploration14981763

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A 400 000 years bp cranium from Portugal:

phys.org/news/2017-03-year-old-fossil-human-cranium-oldest.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/bu-4fh031017.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170313192729.htm
www.livescience.com/58256-hominin-skull-...erthal-relative.html

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/neand...ogists-a7642306.html

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0314/400-...ent-unified-humanity

www.theportugalnews.com/news/archaeologi...ntral-portugal/41394

www.natureworldnews.com/articles/36407/2...s-line-evolution.htm

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...scovered-in-portugal
www.archaeology.org/news/5377-170314-portugal-aroeira-skull

Neanderthals in the Po Valley apparently had to deal with leopards:

www.livescience.com/58259-leopards-might...de-neanderthals.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5378-170315-italy-po-plain-leopard

… but they had ‘penicillin’ and painkillers:

www.newscientist.com/article/2123669-nea...lin-and-painkillers/

elpais.com/elpais/2017/03/08/ciencia/1488991377_990681.html

The hominid skull apparently changed along with the change to bipedalism:

phys.org/news/2017-03-human-skull-evolved-two-legged.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170317131200.htm

We mentioned these 105 000 years bp skulls from China:

phys.org/news/2017-03-skulls-china-scientists-media.html


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AFRICA
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Neolithic petroglyphs near Aswan:

phys.org/news/2017-03-egyptian-ritual-im...eolithic-period.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uob-eri032217.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322094906.htm
www.livescience.com/58394-ancient-egypti...ings-discovered.html

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-bc-found-near-aswan

www.archaeology.org/news/5403-170324-egypt-neolithic-mask-image

Suggestion that the Sahara Desert is the result of human activity:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/f-dhc031417.php
phys.org/news/2017-03-humans-sahara.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rt-created-by-humans


Petroglyphs in Chad’s Ennedi Caves were defaced:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-39332438
www.archaeology.org/news/5392-170321-chad-rock-art

Trying to preserve Libya’s archaeological heritage:

www.libyaherald.com/2017/03/24/thinni-lo...aeological-heritage/


More on finds during metro construction in Algiers:

artdaily.com/news/94441/Unearthing-2-000...o-station-in-Algiers

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unearthing-200...110789&NewsCatID=375

lifestyle.mb.com.ph/2017/03/13/unearthin...-in-central-algiers/

sg.news.yahoo.com/unearthing-2-000-years...giers-044302441.html

www.apollo-magazine.com/spectacular-arch...scovered-in-algiers/

www.archaeology.org/news/5370-170313-algiers-metro-station


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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure if we mentioned the massive statue purportedly of Ramses II found in a Cairo suburb:

phys.org/news/2017-03-ancient-egyptian-statue-site.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/...-ditch-a7627646.html

www.yahoo.com/news/colossal-statue-egypt...vered-161100423.html

www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/0...-from-site/99124520/
www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2017/m...nearthed-in-pictures
www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Colossus-proba...-Exodus-found-483943

www.timesofisrael.com/mammoth-pharaonic-...rom-muddy-cairo-pit/

www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2432812&CategoryId=13936
www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/03/15/ar...s-ii-statue-in-cairo

… which was later identified as Psammetich:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/26...is-probably-of-.aspx

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/world/middlee...-ramses-psamtik.html

phys.org/news/2017-03-egyptian-statue-ramses-ii.html
www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...edName=lifestyleMolt

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39298218
www.middleeastmonitor.com/20170317-3000-...-previously-thought/

artdaily.com/news/94557/Colossus-found-i...epicted-Psammetich-I

www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/90610981/Egy...ot-Pharaoh-Ramses-II

www.sfgate.com/news/media/Ancient-Egypti...t-Psamtek-794248.php
www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Colossal-statu...aoh-of-Exodus-484474
cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/03/17/ac...89752376_188321.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5384-170317-cairo-psammetich-colossus

… and taken to the Egyptian Museum:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/26...atue-from-Matar.aspx

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2017/03/16/ramses...ptian-museum-tahrir/


A 4000 years bp tomb from Aswan:

egyptianstreets.com/2017/03/22/spanish-a...r-old-tomb-in-aswan/


A well-preserved alabaster statue of Tiye from el-Hittan:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/26...een-Tiye-in-Egy.aspx

www.livescience.com/58401-statue-of-king...ibly-discovered.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5399-170323-luxor-queen-tiye

All sorts of foreign missions are operating in Egypt right now:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2017/03/16/foreig...c-publishing-ismail/


… and six are resuming underwater excavations:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/6-archeolo...er-excavations-egypt


Not sure where to put this ‘rediscovery’ of a mummy shroud in Scotland:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-39218939
www.archaeology.org/news/5401-170324-scotland-mummy-shroud

Feature on a Natufian site in Jordan:

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/half-mill...%80%94-archaeologist


More on that 4000 years bp dolmen from Upper Gallilee:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/4000-year-old-...ed-in-Galilee-483256

www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/4000-yea...-galilee/2017/03/05/

www.timesofisrael.com/massive-4000-year-...-of-bronze-dark-age/

www.yahoo.com/news/israeli-experts-myste...olmen-174531240.html

www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2017/0...-from-site/99124520/


A small hoard of Byzantine coins found prior to road construction near Ein
Hemed:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226915
www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/1400-yea...avations/2017/03/19/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Article.aspx?id=484582
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.778202
www.timesofisrael.com/hoard-of-coins-fro...of-persian-invasion/
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4937590,00.html
www.livescience.com/58342-1400-year-old-coins-israel.html
www.archaeology.org/news/5389-170320-israel-byzantine-coins

Prior to Easter, the IAA opened up its warehouse to the press and was showing off items which were associated with Jesus to a greater or lesser
degree:

phys.org/news/2017-03-israeli-warehouse-clues-jesus-life.html
www.yahoo.com/news/israeli-archaeologist...hrist-164356077.html

abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/isra...-life-death-46240622

www.timesofisrael.com/in-an-israeli-ware...esus-life-and-death/

www.fredericksburg.com/features/wire/in-...36-41efa9af8baf.html

www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...e331877d9_story.html
news.nationalpost.com/news/religion/arch...-his-followers-lived
www.latercera.com/noticia/descubren-obje...vida-la-epoca-jesus/


… and we get news that the Edicule in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre has been restored:

www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2017/03/2...estored-in-jerusalem

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/21/rest...mpleted-time-easter/

www.dw.com/en/jesus-tomb-site-reopens-af...storation/a-38063392
www.nytimes.com/2017/03/22/world/middlee...opens-jerusalem.html

www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...00c4373ce81c79aa9dfe
www.jpost.com/Christian-News/Thousands-g...oly-Sepulchre-484862
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39357170

… but there are concerns that the shrine might collapse (?):

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/jesu...ed-collapse-tunnels/

www.livescience.com/58369-shrine-over-je...-could-collapse.html

More on that Crusader-era shipwreck:

theweek.com/speedreads/686106/archaeolog...pwreck-from-crusades


More on that Roman villa with all the phallic amulets:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.778195

In case you missed it, Jordanian antiquities folk have declared those ‘lead codices’ to be fake:

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/antiquiti...-jordan-codices-fake
paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2017_03_05_arc...#3541853932590304956


Concerns for caves near Jerash:

www.albawaba.com/business/roadworks-thre...s-near-jerash-949008


Concerns for underwater artifacts off Israel:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.777473

Suggestion that the palace ISIL ‘revealed’ beneath the tomb of Jonah might be the Hanging Gardens of Babylon:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/...unus-mosul-iraq.html

www.salon.com/2017/03/12/did-isis-inadve...-gardens-of-babylon/


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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a 2500 years bp Greek palace at Poseidonia:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...ient-poseidonia.html


The port associated with the Battle of Salamis has been located:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/03/17/arch...e-of-salamis-480-bc/

www.livescience.com/58358-ancient-harbor...ek-battle-found.html

… coincidentally, ‘In Our Time’ was talking about Salamis:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b08j99jl

Remains of a second arch of Titus in Rome (actually found a couple years ago … not sure why it’s suddenly news in the Israel press):

forward.com/fast-forward/366412/roman-ar...econd-arch-of-titus/

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.778103

Cf:
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...itus-discovered.html


Remains of a huge Roman temple (apparently) at Falerii Novi:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/radar-on-quad...ost-temple-rl3n77cd0

www.archaeology.org/news/5395-170322-italy-falerii-novi-temple

A Roman camp at Pontrefact:

www.hemsworthandsouthelmsallexpress.co.u...roman-camp-1-8444842

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-39338956

A Roman bath house from Chester le Street:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/nor...idents__39__gardens/

inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/bottom-ga...-residential-street/

Romans and Huns apparently got along better than we might expect:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/tiller-the-h...style-and-vice-versa

phys.org/news/2017-03-tiller-hun-farmers-roman-empire.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uoc-tth032017.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/p-has031617.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170322143213.htm
www.smh.com.au/world/ancient-romans-depi...tory-20170322-gv4bz7
www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-...l-a-different-story/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...tier-of-roman-empire

A very interesting terracotta statue from a Crimean bridge construction
site:

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/terracotta-head-found-russia
tass.com/society/936787
rbth.com/news/2017/03/22/ancient-greek-a...truction-site_724658


Concerns for a statue of Cybele from Ordu:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/goddess-statue...110740&NewsCatID=375


Assorted Ides of March features:

www.stalbertgazette.com/article/Citizens...es-of-March-20170315

www.sfgate.com/news/media/Here-are-some-...-of-March-792115.php

www.ladailypost.com/content/beware-ides-...arning-all-republics
www.sunherald.com/news/local/article138619468.html
metro.co.uk/2017/03/15/what-are-the-ides...beware-them-6511222/
thestarphoenix.com/opinion/columnists/ho...he-ides-like-a-roman
www.italoamericano.org/story/2017-3-16/ides-of-march

… and facts about Julius Caesar:

www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/03...n-the-ides-of-march/


Touristy plans for the Titus tunnel:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-tunnel-a...111066&NewsCatID=375


I thought that lead ingot had already been auctioned off … apparently not till last week:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-39366713
www.devonlive.com/marcus-aurelius-ingot-...26-detail/story.html


… while a Roman bronze ear is coming to auction:

www.richmondshiretoday.co.uk/roman-bronz...-swale-sold-auction/


That Roman toilet seat from Vindolanda is going on display:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15174483....blic_for_first_time/


On some fake statuary that fooled the Met for a while:

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/etruscan-forgeries-met-museum-art

On Greek herbal knowledge:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/03/12/ther...-the-ancient-greeks/

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/wh...69a399dd5_story.html

On immigration and the Aeneid:

theconversation.com/in-todays-anti-immig...virgils-aeneid-74738


On Greek attitudes toward sex:

www.washingtonpost.com/news/volokh-consp...-the-ancient-greeks/


We’re hearing (again) about possible Gladiator sequels:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...aximus-a7625911.html


Folks want to study Classics despite the job market:

www.statepress.com/article/2017/03/spart...ace-tough-job-market


The Crosby Garrett helmet is returning to Cumbria:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-39279419
www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/151...o_return_to_Cumbria/

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...roman-north-12748963


What Mike Tueller is up to:

asunow.asu.edu/20170314-creativity-ancie...s-says-asu-professor


What Andrew Stewart is up to:

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1703/S00100/be...rs-bearing-rocks.htm


Feature on the Gabii project:

phys.org/news/2017-03-readers-virtually-...lian-archeology.html


On ancient Greek taxes:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/03/16/how-...ck-in-ancient-times/


Greece supposedly made offers to the BM in exchange for the Parthenon
Marbles:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...ptures-a7626781.html
neoskosmos.com/news/en/Greece-offers-rec...he-Parthenon-Marbles

… but maybe they didn’t:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/03/14/no-s...ek-culture-ministry/


In case you want to find out what ancient statue you look like:

www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/who-your-a...pleganger-180962585/


More on the search for a director for the Colosseum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39254552

Review of de la Bedoyere, *Praetorian*:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/praetorian-th...a-bedoyere-vrlztttr5



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 evidence of cannibalism in Spain 10000 years bp:

www.livescience.com/58406-mesolithic-hum...ikely-cannibals.html

arstechnica.com/science/2017/03/the-1000...e-spanish-cannibals/

www.archaeology.org/news/5396-170322-spa...solithic-cannibalism

Oldest Neolithic site from Cyprus:

in-cyprus.com/oldest-settlement-unearthe...thou-neolithic-site/


I think we had this a while ago … a Viking female burial from Denmark was apparently born in Norway:

cphpost.dk/news/immigration-to-denmark-i...ask-the-vikings.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5371-170313-denmark-norway-viking

A ‘sensational’ Viking burial from Denmark:

cphpost.dk/news/archeologists-make-sensa...very-in-denmark.html


A medieval kiln from Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/15148968.Arc...in_north_Colchester/

www.archaeology.org/news/5376-170314-colchester-medieval-kiln

Remains of Rome’s medieval Jewish cemetery have been found:

www.mainejewish.org/jta/1345856
www.timesofisrael.com/medieval-jewish-ce...y-uncovered-in-rome/
www.jta.org/2017/03/23/news-opinion/worl...ry-uncovered-in-rome

www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/03...t-jewish-cemeteries/


Plans to search for a 16th century grammar school in Aberdeen:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/people-places/...-unearthed-1-4391452

www.archaeology.org/5374-170314-scotland-kings-college

Plans to dig at Newborough Warren (Wales):

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/lo...buried-sand-12779136


Poking around Castell Dinas Bran:

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-new...ch-underway-12790723


Assorted finds from an Oxford dig:

www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/yourtown/oxfor...eal_its_hidden_past/


Burials and finds from various periods at a Lincoln bypass construction
site:

www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/archaeologist...33-detail/story.html


Searching for the remains of Matthew Flinders in London:

www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...17f260571592e22fc37a

www.smh.com.au/world/dig-underway-for-ma...tery-20170319-gv1noh

www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...=2&objectid=11821520
www.theage.com.au/world/dig-underway-for...tery-20170319-gv1noh
www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/90610544/Hu...-old-London-cemetery


The Swash Channel Shipwreck has been identified as ‘The Fame’:

www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15181641....off_the_Poole_coast/

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-39353551
www.archaeology.org/news/5402-170324-rudder-swash-channel-wreck

They’re still looking for the owners of that gold found stashed in a piano:

www.sfchronicle.com/news/world/article/U...stashed-11006502.php

inews.co.uk/essentials/news/uk/hoard-gol...t-world-war-tragedy/

www.upi.com/Odd_News/2017/03/17/Piano-fo...-1915/5571489768963/


Feature on Madame de Mohl:

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-39128908

On St Olav and an Icelandic drinking horn:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/03/170320085453.htm

Latest from the Jorvik Viking Centre:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/15169028....ack_from_the_deluge/
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/our-region/north...ntury-york-1-8448203


… and on the Galloway Viking hoard:

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/de...iking-hoard-10082123


Feature on the Crossrail finds:


www.voanews.com/a/europes-biggest-constr...history/3775078.html

Overviewish on the Stonehenge tunnel plans:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20170314-stoneh...al-construction-site



Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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2000 years bp reindeer antler armour from Siberia:

www.archaeology.org/news/5385-170317-siberia-reindeer-armor


I think we mentioned these boat-coffin burials from Sichuan:

news.asiaone.com/news/asia/ancient-boat-...770-bc-found-sichuan


Interesting 1000 years bp muralled tomb from Datong City:

www.livescience.com/58232-ancient-tomb-d...-found-in-china.html

www.livescience.com/58231-photos-ancient-mural-tomb-china.html
www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-tomb-decorate...urals-160800273.html

www.latinpost.com/articles/138028/201703...-colorful-murals.htm

www.archaeology.org/news/5373-170313-china-datong-city-murals

A massive hoardrde of items that sank in a Sichuan river some 300 years bp:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/20/c_136141966.htm
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/20/c_136143370.htm
newstodaynet.com/index.php/2017/03/20/ch...underwater-treasure/
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-03/21/content_28627969.htm
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...4f6c9447be6214254b0d

www.archaeology.org/news/5387-170320-chi...g-xianzhong-treasure

A Han Dynasty ‘pyramid tomb’:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/py...ynasty-a7633821.html

www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/596...omb-discovered-China


A female Buddha:

telanganatoday.news/man-stumbles-upon-rare-idol-female-buddha

A 17th century European style burial from Taiwan:

www.archaeology.org/news/5393-170321-taiwan-spanish-colony

A massive burial capstone from Hyderabad:

indiatoday.intoday.in/story/archaeologis...angana/1/913278.html

www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-a...c-from-iron-age.html
www.deccanchronicle.com/lifestyle/viral-...l-site-capstone.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5398-170323-india-megalithic-capstone

Petroglyphs near Bhopal:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/...cleshow/57680863.cms


More on finds from various periods being found in Khargone:

www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/mp-50-...ard3jP0DzS4fLJN.html

thehitavada.com/Encyc/2017/3/12/50,000-y...und-in-Khargone.aspx


Colonial artifacts from Fort Cornwallis (Malaysia):

www.archaeology.org/5375-170314-malaysia-fort-cornwallis

Finds from Melbourne’s early days:

www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/treas...20572d25f3fec08fd1ba


Feature on Angkor Wat:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170309-the-mystery-of-angkor-wat


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A huge polar bear skull from Alaska’s Walapka site:

westerndigs.org/giant-skull-found-in-ala...ar-bear-experts-say/

www.archaeology.org/news/5381-170316-polar-bear-skull

Calusa finds from a Florida dig:

www.news-press.com/story/news/2017/03/23...-artifacts/99210580/
www.archaeology.org/news/5397-170323-florida-calusa-midden

Searching for Seminole remains on Egmont Key:

www.tampabay.com/news/humaninterest/semi...n-egmont-key/2317695

Checking out a Jamestown church:

wydaily.com/2017/03/20/jamestown-unearth...-1901-woman-led-dig/

www.archaeology.org/news/5390-170320-virginia-jamestown-church

Feature on a slave sold to save Georgetown:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/12/us/georgetown...s-life-campbell.html

I think we mentioned the burials found at UGa and the reburial plans:

newsok.com/105-bodies-found-during-const...149?custom_click=rss


Nova Scotia is running out of storage space for artifacts:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/nova-...ct-1.4024443?cmp=rss


Erosion concerns at Mikmaq sites:

thechronicleherald.ca/novascotia/1452417...maq-historical-sites


On evidence of early democracies in the Americas:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/it-wasnt...c-societies-americas
theweek.com/speedreads/686392/archaeolog...t-democracy-americas

Some Atocha emeralds are coming to auction:

www.cnn.com/2017/03/16/luxury/guernseys-...s-auction/index.html

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/03/16/rare...cted-fetch-millions/

Debunking the myth of Irish slaves:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/17/us/irish-slaves-myth.html

Interviewish/reviewish on the Franklin Expedition:

www.npr.org/2017/03/21/520818684/ghosts-...expedition-was-found


Arguing over where to bury president Polk:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2...mes-k-polk/99611564/

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/24/us/tennessee-...orpse-president.html


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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Excavating a 14 000 years bp mammoth:

www.mobilemag.com/2017/03/14/14000-year-old-mammoth-mexico/

Caral was well planned to deal with rain:

www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-caral-s...oresight-659116.aspx


Feature on the Olmec site of Tres Zapotes:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2017/03/it-wasnt...c-societies-americas

www.archaeology.org/issues/249-1703/feat...s-zapotes-government


Feature on Percy Fawcett:

www.cnn.com/2017/03/24/travel/the-lost-c...vid-grann/index.html



Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this study on the European colonization of Asia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/uok-anp032017.php
phys.org/news/2017-03-perspective-europe...lonization-asia.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...colonisation-of-asia

Plenty of interest for a pile of WWI era liquor bottles found in Israel:

phys.org/news/2017-03-israeli-archeologi...uor-bottles-wwi.html
www.livescience.com/58397-british-wwi-li...tle-stash-found.html
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/227106
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hundreds-of-li...WWI-unearthed-484859
www.theguardian.com/world/2017/mar/22/is...tles-first-world-war

www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-unc...t-by-british-troops/
www.archaeology.org/news/5394-170322-israel-liquor-bottles

On the history of butter:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/food/ou...9bdd74ed1_story.html


Nice feature on becoming an archaeologist:

voices.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/21...ng-an-archaeologist/


Latest ancient ship recreation: the Ma’agen Michael II:

www.timesofisrael.com/replica-of-2500-ye...ad-of-maiden-voyage/

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=94561
www.archaeology.org/news/5386-170317-israel-replica-ship

On the impact of the invention of paper:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/the-reporters-38892687

Review of Nealon, *Food Fights and Culture Wars*:

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/12/...rprising-food-fights


Review of Cline, *Three Stones Make a Wall*:

news.nationalpost.com/arts/books/book-re...eology-is-infectious


Latest ‘hidden image’ in a medieval painting:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-39254184

Hidden message in a Constable:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170321-why-t...rry-a-hidden-message


Searching for relatives of a Jack the Ripper victim:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-39233978

Some archaeological discoveries that were funded by the US government:

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/arch...ment-troy-jamestown/


On the popularity of Emily Dickenson among moody teenagers:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170315-why-m...love-emily-dickinson

On climate on the shape of your nose:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/science/ances...haped-your-nose.html

www.voanews.com/a/nose-shape-influenced-...climate/3769613.html

Pondering cannibalism:

www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/03/1...bals-eat-people.html


Spring related slideshow of art:

www.dw.com/en/the-art-of-spring/a-19121851

Reviewish/Interviewish on Alexander von Humboldt:

www.dw.com/en/germanys-original-eco-pioneer/a-37976573

On Stradivariuses:

www.cnn.com/2017/03/22/luxury/stradivari...struments/index.html


… and one that had been stolen was heard again in concert:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39262166
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...d4a988474_story.html

www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Music/2017...ncert-for-first-time


On the history of the zipper:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20170322-the-in...to-better-the-button


On bread as an ‘economic marker’ in France:

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/03/20/...spire-les-miserables


Earliest depiction of ‘fiery serpent’ disease:

www.livescience.com/58298-earliest-depic...dieval-painting.html


Oldest surviving ‘anime’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-39301120

On Jane Austen and the alt-right:

www.dw.com/en/white-pride-and-prejudice-...ne-austen/a-38073727


… and her faked marriage records:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-39330703
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=94625

On timekeeping:

www.dw.com/en/a-brief-history-of-time/g-37937897

On Machiavelli’s ‘tunnel’/tavern/inspiration:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170317-machia...ecret-tunnel-to-fame

On the invention of heterosexuality:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20170315-the-in...n-of-heterosexuality

More on Mona Lisa’s smile:

www.livescience.com/58264-mona-lisa-looks-happy.html


Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Photos of the Russian Empire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39266423

Michelangelo/Picasso drawings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39232650

Berlin Painter:

paw.princeton.edu/article/after-2500-years-fame

Gilded Lady:

www.livescience.com/58312-mummies-museum-exhibit.html
www.livescience.com/58313-photos-mummies-peru-egypt.html

Alma Tadema:

www.artlyst.com/previews/alma-tadema-exh...n-house-museum-july/


Rodin’s Legacy:

www.dw.com/en/rodins-influence-felt-by-a...ven-today/a-38035647

History of the World in 100 Objects:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/world/china-wat...w-at-beijing-museum/


Maya:

www.dmagazine.com/arts-entertainment/201...secrets-of-the-maya/


Aigai Artifacts:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/aigai-artifact...111067&NewsCatID=375


Cycladic Society:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...nded-to-april-9.html


World of Emotions:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/23/arts/design/r...the-stony-faces.html


New York will have a Center for Women’s History:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/14/arts/design/h...xhibit-new-york.html


Remembering the opening of the Israel Museum:

www.timesofisrael.com/from-its-first-cur...conic-israel-museum/


Camille Claudel is getting a museum:

www.dw.com/en/rodins-lover-sculptor-cami...-in-paris/a-38091782


More on Louvre ‘sanctuary’ plans:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/11/arts/louvre-s...n-the-crossfire.html



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THE TECHY SIDE
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A virtual reconstruction of 17th century Edinburgh:

phys.org/news/2017-03-technology-reveals...ntury-edinburgh.html


Facial reconstruction of a ‘medieval poor man’ from Cambridge:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/face-of-ordi...e-graveyard-revealed

phys.org/news/2017-03-ordinary-poor-medi...ridge-graveyard.html

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-39346494
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...0ce0622fa15dcc399e7c

www.livescience.com/58380-archaeologists...dieval-man-face.html

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/22/...00-years-after-death

www.archaeology.org/news/5391-170321-cambridge-medieval-man

A ‘solution’ (‘data water’) to track smuggled artifacts from Syria (and
elsewhere):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-39331342
www.npr.org/2017/03/21/520922468/archeol...ntiquities-smugglers

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-firm-...om-looters-2pdnsw206

www.nwptv.org/blogs/local-national-news/...tiquities-smugglers/

More on Pictish murder victim facial reconstruction:

www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-murder-vict...digitally-recreated/



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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Naples:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170309-a-city...ch-history-to-handle


China’s Karez:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170307-an-anc...chinas-remote-desert

Cambodia:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2017/mar/24/a...ruins-banteay-chhmar


US historic sites:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...fa950f2fd_story.html


Manaus Opera House:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170316-the-b...he-amazon-rainforest



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CRIME BEAT
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Egypt thwarted 24 antiquities thefts:

menafn.com/1095313082/Egypt-thwarts-24-c...es-theft-in-one-week

aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/egypt-thwar...t-in-one-week/770389

I think we mentioned this bust in Israel:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226744

Another attack on a painting, this time in the National Gallery:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39322056
www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/03/...ons-national-gallery


Overviewish piece on antiquities trafficking:

www.aljazeera.com/programmes/specialseri...170228090044987.html


… and in a similar vein, with a focus on items smuggled to the US:

www.livescience.com/58324-artifacts-ship...om-egypt-turkey.html

www.livescience.com/58338-photos-smuggled-looted-artifacts.html
www.yahoo.com/news/100-million-artifacts...egypt-155400489.html

Those stolen Van Gogh’s we mentioned a few weeks ago are back ‘home’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39343747

Two weeks’ worth of Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/03/...6-12-march-2017.html

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/03/...3-19-march-2017.html



conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Fighting to repatriate an Irish skeleton from the BM:

irishpost.co.uk/a-dying-wish-battle-on-t...r-burial-in-ireland/


An Etruscan pot was returned to Italy:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/16/arts/design/s...turned-to-italy.html


France returned a mummy mask to Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/26...red-from-France.aspx

www.sis.gov.eg/Story/108273?lang=en-us

Switzerland is returning a sarcophagus to Turkey:

www.turkishamericannews.com/turkey/item/...oming-home-to-turkey


Benin continues to seek repatriation of items from France:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=94730

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NUMISMATICA
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A few weeks’ worth of e-Syla:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n11.html
www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n12.html
www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n13.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...h-2017-18-march-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Geoff Wainwright:

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/mar/15/...-wainwright-obituary

Douglas Birk:

www.pineandlakes.com/news/4234958-dougla...aeologist-remembered
www.startribune.com/obituary-douglas-bir...chaeology/416479843/


Colin Dexter:

www.nytimes.com/2017/03/21/books/colin-d...inspector-morse.html

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=94636
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/obituaries/201...PwGTHdY3N/story.html



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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanad...dExploration14981763

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Another feature on Otzi:

daily.jstor.org/the-unsolved-case-of-otzi-the-iceman/

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AFRICA
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I think we mentioned this 5000 years bp rock art from South Africa:

www.livescience.com/58684-bushmen-painte...southern-africa.html

www.livescience.com/58689-photos-oldest-...southern-africa.html


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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Greco-Roman artifacts from a construction site in Alexandria:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/26...-future-Alexand.aspx

www.egyptindependent.com//news/photos-ar...eon-villa-alexandria

www.archaeology.org/news/5486-170413-greco-roman-egypt

More on that Ameny Qemau pyramid:

www.yahoo.com/news/2nd-pyramid-bearing-p...ameny-165800820.html
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/remains-of-anc...111591&NewsCatID=375

Zahi Hawass gets busier:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/zahi-hawas...al-cultural-heritage


Explaining the ten plagues:

www.livescience.com/58638-science-of-the-10-plagues.html

Feature on that statue of Idrimi:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3500-y...ant-finds-180962843/


Concerns for a ziggurat in Iraq:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/...abylon-hittites.html


Latest from Catal Huyuk:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mystery-of-cat...111845&NewsCatID=375


More on sandstorms revealing a site in Iran:

www.archaeology.org/5483-170412-iran-sandstorm-fahraj

Suggestion that a tsunami may have hit Israel some 2800 years bp:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.782460

More on the Temple Mount Sifting Project and that Egyptian finger:

www.timesofisrael.com/in-bid-for-surviva...r-from-temple-mount/

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Temple-Mount-S...yptian-statue-486630

www.jns.org/news-briefs/2017/4/10/finger...ple-mount-excavation


More on that Jerusalem virtual reality app:


www.livescience.com/58566-ancient-jerusa...ual-reality-app.html


More on possible evidence for King Solomon’s Mines:

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/03/king...es-bible-timna-dung/


A response to the suggestion that Hebrew was the first alphabet:

asorblog.org/2017/04/14/response-douglas...+%28The+ASOR+Blog%29


The Smithsonian is getting involved with ISIL-related antiquities:

www.govexec.com/management/2017/04/state...-antiquities/136960/


Pondering the future of Nimrud:

www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/reduced-rubble-i...ancient-city-nimrud/


OpEd on ISIL’s impact on Iraqi sites:

www.jpost.com/Middle-East/ISIS-Threat/IS...and-landscape-486838


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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Bronze Age dwelling from Slovakia:

www.archaeology.org/news/5437-170407-slovakia-bronze-age

The earliest structures from Nea Paphos:

www.archaeology.org/news/5487-170413-cyprus-nea-paphos

Construction work revealed a section of Rome’s oldest aqueduct:

www.thelocal.it/20170406/metro-workers-h...omes-oldest-aqueduct

Latest from Verulamium:

www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/15217172.R..._in_Verulamium_Park/

www.hertsad.co.uk/news/new-roman-ruins-d...-st-albans-1-4973463

www.bobfm.co.uk/news/local-news/archaeol...-city-of-verulamium/

www.archaeology.org/news/5479-170411-england-verulamium-floor

Looking for Roman remains in Dales:

www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/new...for_Romans_in_Dales/


Feature on a site associated with Marcus Aurelius in Kibyratis:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.783703

There is a Greek item in a Mongolian burial [see the Asia section for more on the burial]:

www.sciencetimes.com/articles/12388/2017...ongolia-cemetery.htm

Italy is showing off a pile of the Metro C finds:

phys.org/news/2017-04-ancient-rome-treasures-subway.html
www.sciencetimes.com/articles/11943/2017...-hidden-treasure.htm

… and a pair of recently-found kouroi have gone on display in Chios:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/04/10/kour...chaeological-museum/


… and we should mention Roman noses:

www.presstv.ir/Detail/2017/04/14/517941/Nasothek-Copenhagen

Reconstruction of the Arch of Titus:

www.yu.edu/cis/activities/arch-of-titus

Feature on an innovation associated with the Library of Alexandria:

time.com/4730810/first-card-catalog/

Looking at Rome’s borders in Britain:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/...ience-in-britain.htm


Another feature on Crossrail finds:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/...ogy-of-crossrail.htm


On damnatio memoriae:

www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/04...-of-a-roman-emperor/


On female gladiators:

www.forbes.com/sites/drsarahbond/2017/04...the-roman-arena-too/


It was Classics Day at the College of the Holy Cross:

news.holycross.edu/blog/2017/04/10/photo...ake-over-holy-cross/


What Kristina Killgrove is up to:

news.uwf.edu/professor-receives-neh-summ...al-remains-in-italy/


… and semi-related:

news.uwf.edu/society-for-american-archae...or-public-education/


Interview with Natalie Haynes:

www.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/natal...20170407-gvfws7.html


What Liz Young is up to:

thewellesleynews.com/2017/04/15/embracin...e-classical-studies/


What Antonis Makrinos is up to:

cyprus-mail.com/2017/04/14/talking-homeric-heroes-cinema/

Victor Nuovo on Plato’s Republic:

www.addisonindependent.com/201704victor-...os-republic-nutshell


Some Nero revisionism:

www.dw.com/en/rethinking-nero-part-1/av-38321780

Classical influences in ‘Prison Break’:

screenrant.com/prison-break-homers-odyssey-explained/

Another idiot tourist charged for scratching their name on the Colosseum:

www.startribune.com/ecuadoran-tourist-ci...colosseum/419146534/

www.dailyastorian.com/ecuadoran-tourist-...445cabcb3542842190f0
azdailysun.com/news/world/ecuadoran-tour...3f-274534688fa0.html

More on Roman remains beneath the A1:

www.livescience.com/58587-roman-settleme...th-england-road.html


More on ‘concession stands’ at Carnuntum:

www.yahoo.com/news/ancient-concession-st...found-165700908.html

www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-roman-gladi...n-stand-shops-found/

More on the search for Caligula’s ‘cruise ship’:

www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs...nt-royal-cruise-ship

www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/...leasure-boat/8429476

www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/...italy/article/489960

More on that purported Ptolemy tomb on Cyprus:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-03/30/c_136171749.htm

More on that Roman tunnel in Hatay:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/10/an...-to-attract-tourists


More on the finds from Uzes:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=95160


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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Skydstrup woman also apparently travelled pretty far in the Bronze Age:

sciencenordic.com/another-female-bronze-...velled-across-europe


Remains of five ‘lost’ archbishops of Canterbury have been found:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-39613462

I think we mentioned this Iron Age chariot burial from Pocklington:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/15193688.Iron_Age_chariot_burial/

…. And this 1000 years bp toy Viking boat from Norway:

www.cbsnews.com/news/1000-year-old-toy-viking-boat-unearthed/

Not sure if we mentioned these 800 medieval burials from an Irish hillfort
site:

www.irishexaminer.com/viewpoints/analysi...fort-dig-446670.html


Study suggests that some Viking swords may have been decorative:

www.livescience.com/58654-viking-sword-s...l-norse-culture.html

www.cbsnews.com/news/scans-of-viking-swo...ce-of-norse-culture/

www.archaeology.org/news/5482-170412-viking-swords-analyzed

Moles are digging up things at an Iron Age hillfort site:

www.theguardian.com/environment/2017/apr...oles-reveal-the-past


On the sounds of Stonehenge:

www.reuters.com/article/britain-tech-sto...ame=technologySector


Plans to excavate the ‘Invincible’ at Portsmouth next month:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-39526903

On the ‘blue helmets’ working at saving Italy’s damaged art:

www.dw.com/en/art-blue-helmets-rescue-it...he-rubble/g-38350123


More on Ice Age dentistry:

phys.org/news/2017-04-ancient-teeth-evidence-ice-age.html
www.newscientist.com/article/2127300-old...ge-dentist-in-italy/

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/archaeologist...t-fillings-dgn6xt3fr

www.archaeology.org/news/5476-170410-tooth-bitumen-filling
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/resear...e-dentist-180962845/

More on when herders reached the high alps:

www.archaeology.org/news/5480-170411-switzerland-alpine-pasture


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An interesting silk-covered Mongolian burial:

www.livescience.com/58630-ancient-cemete...-inner-mongolia.html
www.livescience.com/58628-silk-road-cemetery-photos.html
www.sciencetimes.com/articles/12388/2017...ongolia-cemetery.htm

www.archaeology.org/news/5478-170411-mongolia-yellow-silk

… while a sixth century Turkik woman’s grave goods have been analyzed:

www.archaeology.org/news/5484-170412-mongolia-turkik-artifacts

Tracing the history of Mongolian horse culture:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/mpif-pcs041117.php
phys.org/news/2017-04-precision-chronolo...a-nomadic-horse.html

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411130816.htm
www.tol.org/client/article/26847-mongoli...logy-prehistory.html
www.archaeology.org/news/5481-170412-mongolia-horse-culture

… and studying Mongolian reindeer herder camps:

www.uwyo.edu/uw/news/2017/04/uw-scientis...er-herder-camps.html

www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/...be-a0aaa0e38411.html

I think we mentioned these 13 tombs found in Tibet:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/05/c_136184618.htm

… and I think we mentioned this 1100 years bp Siberian mummy with ‘Adidas boots’ a while back:

siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/feat...-struck-on-the-head/


Feature on the terracotta army:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170411-the-a...-conquered-the-world

China has come out with its top ten sites of 2016 list:

www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2017/04-13/126766.shtml
usa.chinadaily.com.cn/culture/2017-04/13/content_28909922.htm
www.china.org.cn/china/2017-04/15/content_40626956.htm

More on colonial finds from New Zealand:

www.archaeology.org/news/5432-170406-new-zealand-artifacts

More on that 30 000 years bp jewellery from Sulawesi:

www.theage.com.au/world/prehistoric-jewe...20170405-gvecxi.html

observer.com/2017/04/30000-year-old-indo...cient-human-culture/
www.alamogordonews.com/story/tech/scienc...jewelry-indonesia-di

scovery/100024394/?from=global&sessionKey=&autologin=

More on that ‘legendary sunken treasure’ from the Minjiang River:

www.ecns.cn/2017/04-14/253486.shtml
english.cctv.com/2017/04/14/ARTIwFQARyiS...KqMaJRQN170414.shtml


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 14 000 years bp mammoth tusk from Alaska:

www.ktuu.com/content/news/A-mammoth-discovery--419183354.html
www.archaeology.org/news/5444-170410-alaska-mammoth-tusk

More on that 14 000 years bp site on Triquet Island:

www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/discover...th-american-history/

www.cnn.com/videos/world/2017/04/10/anci...anada-orig-vstop.cnn

www.archaeology.org/news/5416-170330-canada-first-americans

Tools from New Brunswick are now thought to date to 12 700 years bp:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/art...ck-1.4068145?cmp=rss

www.archaeology.org/news/5485-170413-canada-stone-tools

Latest on those hunting sites found in Lake Huron ages ago:

news.jrn.msu.edu/capitalnewsservice/2017...-deep-in-lake-huron/


Digging an endangered midden in South Carolina:

www.postandcourier.com/news/last-ditch-d...8e-8f0857776dd1.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5489-170414-south-carolina-shell-mound

A Hohokam site from Arizona:

science.kjzz.org/content/458763/hohokam-...-future-phoenix-frys


Evidence of bedbugs from an Oregon cave site:

westerndigs.org/worlds-oldest-bed-bugs-f...ent-americans-slept/


Remains from Syracuse’s early salt industry:

www.syracuse.com/business-news/index.ssf...ustry_uncovered.html


Suggestion that the Puebloans were harvesting macaw feathers:

www.nature.com/news/prehistoric-native-a...er-factories-1.21803

www.scientificamerican.com/article/prehi...n-feather-factories/

www.archaeology.org/news/5439-170410-southwest-pueblo-macaws

Reconstructing Puebloan food webs:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/ps-fwe040617.php
www.upi.com/Science_News/2017/04/10/Arch...loans/5811491837653/

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ral-pueblo-food-webs


What Metin Eren is up to:

www.ohio.com/news/local/ksu-professor-di...archaeology-1.760840


Plans to rebury the remains of Massasoit Ousamequin:

www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/us/article...ilgrims-11073535.php

www.archaeology.org/news/5490-170414-rhode-island-wampanoag

Review of Watson, *Ice Ghosts*:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/books/review/...ion-paul-watson.html


Some WWI items (each different):

www.npr.org/2017/04/07/523044253/during-...lture?sc=ipad&f=1001
observer.com/2017/04/100-year-anniversary-world-war-one/
news.yale.edu/2017/04/07/100-years-ago-c...storian-paul-kennedy

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-39543757 (Vimy centenary)


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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on that palace complex from Palenque:

www.pnas.org/content/114/15/3805.abstract.html
arstechnica.com/science/2017/04/ancient-...merican-state-power/


Learning from slave wrecks on St Thomas:

stthomassource.com/content/2017/04/14/sl...t-difficult-history/


Feature on Percy Fawcett:

www.washingtonpost.com/posteverything/wp...ty-of-z-was-no-hero/



Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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OpEd on the popularity of archaeology:

inews.co.uk/opinion/interest-archaeology...ther-threats-future/


… and one on what archaeology is:

www.chieftain.com/cef3deaa-798a-5269-9a1c-44579612d314.html

… and on power and politics in American archaeology:

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/10/...american-archaeology


A silk tunic associated with St Ambrose has been restored:

phys.org/news/2017-04-long-awaited-valuable-silk-tunic.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411090153.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uob-lrf041117.php

Theorizing about black holes in the 18th century:

phys.org/news/2017-04-black-holes-theorized-18th-century.html

On the ancient trade in (decorative) ostrich eggs:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170412091226.htm

… and reuniting parts of a Faberge egg:

phys.org/news/2017-04-faberge-egg-reunited-texas.html

A Jules Verne time capsule:

www.writerswrite.com/archaeologists-disc...ime-capsule-41320171

www.bustle.com/p/jules-vernes-time-capsu...ists-in-france-51282

Trying to change the image of Mary Magdalene:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/on-easter-m...fb24d4671_story.html


Pondering the wine served at the Last Supper:

www.post-gazette.com/news/world/2017/04/...stories/201704140164


… and whether Pontius Pilate was responsible for Jesus’ death:

elpais.com/elpais/2017/04/12/hechos/1491984788_222777.html

On the ‘revolution’ of the ‘razor and blades’ model of marketing:

www.bbc.com/news/business-39132802

On the history of female pirates:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/swashbuck...m_medium=socialmedia


Searching for the origins of the fava bean:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/wios-iso040917.php

What we can learn from Botticelli’s Venus:

www.wbur.org/artery/2017/04/14/venus-mfa-botticelli

More on prehistoric cannibalism:

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/06/...hunger-study-reveals


Only because we think the word Pompeii is applied to way too many sites:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-39565764

On the history of maize:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-37999506

Review of Roper, *Martin Luther*:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/books/review/...ndal-roper.html?_r=0


… and assorted Reformation stories:

www.dw.com/en/top-stories/500-years-of-the-reformation/s-30092


Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Veronese in Murano:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/design/i...ut-at-the-frick.html


Native American Art:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/06/arts/design/n...as-american-art.html


Roman Cavalry:

www.shieldsgazette.com/news/special-hadr...th-shields-1-8484828

www.newsguardian.co.uk/news/new-exhibiti...-s-cavalry-1-8492432

Pompeii:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...a4-79563dc2f980.html


Egyptian Mummies:

www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/education-co...seum-go-display-hong


Age of Empires:

www.metmuseum.org/press/exhibitions/2016/age-of-empires

Botticelli:

www.berkshireeagle.com/stories/botticell...-of-fine-arts,504290

www.bostonmagazine.com/arts-entertainmen...4/14/botticelli-mfa/

Ancient Iran:

www.dw.com/en/how-iran-became-a-cradle-o...ilization/a-38414704
www.dw.com/en/iran-a-cradle-of-civilization/g-38413585

Feature on the Elling Eide Center:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/08/us/elling-eid...nese-literature.html


The Israel Museum is looking for a director:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/arts/design/i...mprod=nytcore-iphone


The Museum of the American Revolution will open soon:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...314b56a08_story.html



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THE TECHY SIDE
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Scanning an Egyptian cat mummy:

www.livescience.com/58629-3d-scans-revea...ptian-cat-mummy.html

www.livescience.com/58618-peer-inside-a-...cat-mummy-video.html

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...8d-7b14cbc99a63.html



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ON THE DNA FRONT
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[sorry … I missed this section last week; or a large portion of it]

On the DNA heritage of Sardinia:

phys.org/news/2017-03-archaeogenetic-ancestral-sardinians.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoh-afu040617.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rigins-of-sardinians


DNA helps mark the route taken by the migration of farmers into Europe some
8000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2017-03-dna-true-migration-route-early.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoh-ndr040617.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170406102603.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/5488-170414-europe-farming-migration

There’s 10 000 years of genetic continuity in north west North America,
apparently:

phys.org/news/2017-04-reveals-years-gene...northwest-north.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170404160034.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/uoia-sr1040417.php
www.dispatch.com/news/20170402/archaeolo...were-first-populated

www.archaeology.org/news/5431-170405-north-america-dna
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...thwest-north-america


On where tall guys’ DNA seems to come from:

www.livescience.com/58671-tallest-men-tr...mammoth-hunters.html


… and of course this is the time of year we hear about the search for Jesus’ DNA:

theconversation.com/can-we-ever-find-jes...ng-to-find-out-72296



Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Evidence of ancient climate beneath the Dead Sea:

www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/under-...arnings-dire-drought

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-03/teia-utd032217.php
phys.org/news/2017-03-dead-sea-dire-drought.html
www.haaretz.com/israel-news/1.780607

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Prehistoric Orkney:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170410-why-i-...a-prehistoric-briton


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CRIME BEAT
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Guilty plea in an illegal excavation in the Ozarks St Francis National
Forest:

www.nwaonline.com/news/2017/apr/13/plea-...oric-shelters-dig-1/

www.usnews.com/news/best-states/arkansas...o-illegal-excavation
www.timesunion.com/news/crime/article/Ar...avation-11072032.php

www.couriernews.com/view/full_story/2739...o-illegal-excavation


FBI article on forged provenance:

www.fbi.gov/news/stories/forging-papers-to-sell-fake-art

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/04/...-3-9-april-2017.html



conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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NUMISMATICA
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A Roman silver coin from Hadleigh is not treasure:

www.suffolkfreepress.co.uk/news/court-ru...t-treasure-1-7909010

www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/salisbur...m_over_ancient_coin/

Gold coins from Groningen:

dearkitty1.wordpress.com/2017/04/11/gold...-groningen-province/


Some 13th century pennies from a farmer’s field:

www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/15220...re_farmer___s_field/


Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n15.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n16.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Catherine Parr’s music:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39598372

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...il-2017-8-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Ronald G Witt:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/04/books/ronald-...date-dies-at-84.html


Lorraine Pearce:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/07/us/lorraine-w...mprod=nytcore-iphone


Louis Feldman:

blogs.yu.edu/news/in-memoriam-dr-louis-feldman/


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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanad...dExploration14981763

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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27 Apr 2017 07:11 #185 von Ray
Ray antwortete auf das Thema: D. Meadows Explorator
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explorator 19.52 April 23, 2017
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If you're having problems getting 'the whole issue', read Explorator online at:

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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, Don Buck, Maureen Fant, Jennifer Cosham, Anthony Stevens, Magnus Fiskesjo, Kris Curry, David Critchley, Rick Heli, David Emery, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... and so we come to the end of our twentieth year (!) of putting out this newsletter every Sunday!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Latest attempt to fit homo floresiensis on the hominid family tree:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/anu-ooi042017.php
phys.org/news/2017-04-indonesian-hobbits-revealed.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170421084917.htm
www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/21/...umans-research-finds

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...onesia-a7694691.html

www.iol.co.za/news/science/hobbit-link-t...s-a-pounding-8769720

www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/origi...20170421-gvptdr.html

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-22/origin-of...-researchers/8463376

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/21/c_136226654.htm
www.ibtimes.co.uk/scientists-debunk-theo...-mans-cousin-1618170

www.newscientist.com/article/2128483-mys...first-out-of-africa/

www.sciencealert.com/indonesia-s-hobbits...e-originally-thought

blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/...obbit-older-lineage/

www.archaeology.org/news/5501-170421-homo-floresiensis-bones
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ed-from-homo-erectus


A 23 000 years bp ‘Venus figurine’ got a pile of press attention because someone’s throwaway line:

siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/stun...unearthed-in-russia/


Not sure if we’ve mentioned this 38 000 years bp rock art from France:

www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-discover...ld-animal-art-585767


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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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1000 ushabti and 10 sarcophagi from a 18th Dynasty noble’s tomb in Luxor:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/2651...b-of-th-Dynasty.aspx

www.livescience.com/58738-tomb-of-mummie...arthed-at-luxor.html
www.livescience.com/58736-photos-mummies...-egypt-cemetery.html
www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/04/archaeolo...170418132642659.html

phys.org/news/2017-04-archaeologists-sta...omb-egypt-luxor.html
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-39633599
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/18/egyp...r-old-tomb-nobleman/

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...-judge-a7691996.html

abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/arch...gypts-luxor-46860072

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/egypt-dis...-of-nobleman/8452084

www.smh.com.au/world/egyptians-unearth-3...20170419-gvnhwu.html

www.cbsnews.com/news/archaeologists-open...b-find-1000-statues/

ca.news.yahoo.com/mummies-discovered-in-...luxor-145515943.html

www.ibtimes.co.uk/3500-year-old-tomb-une...s-sarcophagi-1617776

www.albawaba.com/news/egyptian-archaeolo...-dynasty-tomb-964462

www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/mum...b-near-egypts-luxor/

www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...edName=lifestyleMolt

www.westernmassnews.com/story/35174800/a...tomb-in-egypts-luxor

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/anci...ues-luxor-discovery/

www.archaeology.org/news/5491-170418-luxor-tomb-ou-sarhat

… maybe it’s only six sarcophagi:

egyptianstreets.com/2017/04/18/new-major...-unearthed-in-luxor/

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/4105/18th-D...ls-350-more-statutes
www.egyptindependent.com/news/video-350-...vated-luxor-cemetery

artdaily.com/news/95304/Egyptian-archaeo...b-near-Egypt-s-Luxor

… or maybe eight:

www.cnn.com/2017/04/18/middleeast/egypt-...s-mummies/index.html
www.sfgate.com/news/media/Archaeologists...-tombs-in-829344.php

www.seeker.com/culture/archaeology/eight...n-luxor-tomb-bonanza

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/18/ac...92528157_358652.html

… and there are hopes it will boost tourism:

www.abc.net.au/news/2017-04-19/egypt-dis...-of-nobleman/8452084


A colossal statue of Ramses II has been restored:

timesofoman.com/article/107397/World/Mid...-statue-of-Ramses-II

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/04/20/wor...ed-statue-ramses-ii/
news.artnet.com/art-world/egypt-unveils-...tue-ramses-ii-930875

english.aawsat.com/waleed-abdul-rahman/l...red-statue-ramses-ii

Pondering the origins of Hathor:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.783982

On the ‘legend of the mummy’:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170420-where...-the-mummy-come-from


More wondering whether Egypt should sell artifacts to help its economy:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2017/...isis-investment.html


More on Zahi Hawass’ latest activities:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/un-honors-...ture-and-antiquities


A Killia idol is coming to auction:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-anatol...112157&NewsCatID=375


That ‘comet inscription’ from Gobekli Tepe is back in the news:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/21/a...arth-10950bc-wiping/

www.arabnews.com/node/1088616/offbeat

More on that ‘buried city’ find in Iran:

plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=11833&SE...h-2000-year-old-city


Some illegal diggers were caught in the Beit Keshet Forest:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/228290

ISIL made an attack on St Catherine’s Monastery this week:

www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/04/...ourism-site-in-sinai

apnews.com/ecf9dd48c08d4d548f190c8cb15f5...pt-police-checkpoint


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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plans to probe a Hellenistic/Roman era pyramid at Khirbet Midras:

www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-to-...mid-in-judean-hills/

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4949880,00.html

Remains of a Roman aqueduct under the via Praenestina:

roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/04/16/ne...tto_appio-163075536/


A recently-discovered mosaic from Uzes was removed this week (by
archaeologists) and people aren’t happy:

theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/re...onservation-groups-/


They’re looking for the missing portions of that ‘Gypsy girl’ mosaic:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/20/in...in-turkeys-gaziantep


A Roman villa associated somehow with Marcus Aurelius from Kibyratis:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.783703
www.ibtimes.co.uk/roman-emperors-2000-ye...vered-turkey-1617195

www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/04/18/20...d-in-southern-turkey

I think we’ve mentioned this Roman road find in Israel:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=28535

Plans to continue digging at the Amphipolis tomb:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...lis-will-resume.html


What C. Brian Rose is up to:

udreview.com/the-homeric-allure-archaeol...s-on-the-trojan-war/


Feature on Peter Brown:

www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2017/0...brown-late-antiquity

What Rebecca Kerns is up to:

www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/32986/

On the allure of speaking Latin:

www.wsj.com/articles/black-men-speaking-latin-1492469886

On Classics at Monmouth:

www.reviewatlas.com/news/20170420/monmou...t-center-of-classics


Hype for a documentary about Baiae:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...d8-36ee5c4bc7fe.html


A rock opera about Nero is causing problems in Rome:

roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2017/04/21/ne...63509761/?refresh_ce


A ‘hidden’ Michelangelo drawing of Cleopatra has gone on display:

guardian.ng/art/hidden-michelangelo-draw...oes-on-show-in-rome/

A marathon reading of the Odyssey at the College of the Holy Cross:

www.telegram.com/news/20170419/epic-tale...-to-benefit-refugees

news.holycross.edu/blog/2017/04/21/holy-...ding-of-the-odyssey/

This was one of the first ‘repatriation stories’ after wwii:

www.ekathimerini.com/217722/article/ekat...s-of-an-ancient-lady


Regular maintenance in store for Pompeii:

theartnewspaper.com/news/conservation/th...toration-of-pompeii/


This week’s idiot vandalism was inflicted on a Roman sarcophagus in
Poundbury:

www.blackmorevale.co.uk/roman-sarcophagu...44-detail/story.html

www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/15239072.ANGRY...__Roman_sarcophagus/

Greece has recognized ‘paganism’ as a religion:

greece.greekreporter.com/2017/04/20/gree...aganism-as-religion/


On a church that was never built in the Colosseum:

www.romereports.com/2017/04/13/the-histo...inside-the-colosseum


On the assassination of Julius Caesar and its effects:

www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2017/...itical-assassination


Daniel Mendelsohn remember his father:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/a-...d-sons-final-odyssey

James Romm on ‘updating’ Homer:

www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comme...cs?intcid=mod-latest


More on the search for Caligula’s ships:

www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2017/04/2...unken-orgy-ship.html


Interesting infographic on volcanic activity in Italy:

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myt...fb24d4671_story.html


Feature on Ronald Syme:

elpaissemanal.elpais.com/documentos/ronald-syme/


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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I think we were just beginning to get coverage of the find of the burials of five archbishops of Canterbury last week:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-39613462
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/16/...th-palace-canterbury

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...museum-a7686546.html

www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/rem...bury-found-accident/

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/tombs...church-35627429.html

www.theage.com.au/world/secret-tomb-of-f...20170417-gvm4a7.html

news.nationalpost.com/news/world/hole-ac...-of-five-archbishops

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/builde...anterbury-180962920/

www.archaeology.org/news/5492-170418-lambeth-archbishop-vault

A burial of a medieval priest with a head injury of some sort from Thornton
Abbey:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/04/16/m...overed-lincolnshire/

www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/exciting-medi...50-detail/story.html

www.thestar.co.uk/news/sheffield-archaeo...-his-death-1-8496353

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/hell-on-ear...eval-grave-1-8496336

www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/8203-archaeol...60-detail/story.html

www.archaeology.org/news/5493-170418-thornton-abbey-coffin

Pathways in Kensington Gardens were apparently aligned to the solstice:

www.livescience.com/58706-solstice-align...ter-pan-gardens.html


Reconstructing the diet of Napoleon’s Grand Army:

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/18/...napoleons-grand-army


A section of the Bristol Old Vic theatre wall was exposed:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-39622017

Plans to excavate a Dutch ship near Kent:

www.kentnews.co.uk/business/dutch-ship-w...his-summer-1-4984835


A suspicious fire at a 16th century home in Dorset:

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...-house-a7685411.html


More on 13 000 years bp dental work:

www.livescience.com/58722-earliest-denta...ce-age-skeleton.html



Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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5000+ bp burials from Penang are causing some excitement:

www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/23208...ah-construction-site

www.thestar.com.my/news/nation/2017/04/2...-thrill-researchers/

www.freemalaysiatoday.com/category/natio...angs-stone-age-site/

www.todayonline.com/world/asia/prehistor...enang-neolithic-site

www.archaeology.org/news/5495-170419-malaysia-neolithic-bones

Model looms from a 2100 years bp tomb from China:

www.livescience.com/58741-tiny-looms-dis...in-chinese-tomb.html
www.livescience.com/58740-photos-tiny-chinese-looms.html
www.archaeology.org/news/5496-170419-china-model-looms

An 1100 years bp inscription from a temple floor in India:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai...cleshow/58212372.cms

www.archaeology.org/news/5500-170420-ind...leswarar-inscription


Another suggestion for the origin of skiing:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/19/sports/skiing...-cave-paintings.html


Feature on some Saka stone houses from Kazakhstan:

astanatimes.com/2017/04/saka-stone-house...-archaeologist-says/


More concerns for petroglyphs in Australia:

www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2017/...ralian-senators-told


Elsewhere, at the Rainbow Cave site:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...acred-cultural-place


More on the origins of Mongolia’s horse culture:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...omadic-horse-culture



Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of 2000 bp dwellings in downtown Phoenix:

www.phoenixnewtimes.com/news/developers-...s-during-dig-9247406

Archaeologists may have found the pre-Columbian settlement of Cecomocomoco:

hppr.org/post/long-lost-native-american-...south-central-kansas

www.kansas.com/news/state/article144968264.html
www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/...rticle145026439.html

www.newser.com/story/241427/archaeologis...-city-in-kansas.html

nypost.com/2017/04/18/teen-accidentally-...entury-civilization/

www.thebaynet.com/articles/0417/archaeol...-indian-village.html


A pemmican production camp from Montana:

westerndigs.org/centuries-old-pemmican-m...ncovered-in-montana/

www.archaeology.org/news/5497-170419-mon...-pemmican-production

A ‘new’ parchment of the Declaration of Independence has turned up in
England:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/arts/a-new-pa...ratching-ensues.html

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/04/22/prec...scovered-chichester/

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/apr/21/...-sussex-england-rare

Some early photos of Yellowstone National Park:

www.livescience.com/58710-early-yellowst...nal-park-photos.html


Conserving the Knight’s tombstone from Jamestown:

wydaily.com/2017/04/21/jamestown-unearth...f-knights-tombstone/

www.archaeology.org/news/5503-170421-jamestown-knights-tomb

Studying the ‘stone fleet’ off South Carolina:

www.islandpacket.com/news/local/communit...rticle146031164.html


Concerns for burials at Louisbourg:

www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/2017/4...ress-louisbourg.html


Concerns that fracking might endanger Chaco Canyon sites:

www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/art...ee-70ccbadeddac.html



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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature (it might be a discovery) on Incan khipus:

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/...incan-talking-knots/

news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/04/inca...code-discovery-peru/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2017/...-code-inca-language/

www.archaeology.org/news/5502-170421-peru-logosyllabic-khipus

Honours for Heather Hurst:

www.newswise.com/articles/view/673406/?sc=rsln


Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On the history of wedding cake:

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/04/18/...tory-of-wedding-cake


Another feature on crucifixion:

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/five-myt...fb24d4671_story.html

Studying the height of English folk over a couple of millennia:

phys.org/news/2017-04-highs-lows-englishman-average-height.html

A ‘chemical threat’ to paintings:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-04/acs-twc042017.php

Pondering ‘Paradise Lost’:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170419-why-p...most-important-poems


On paintings of the Rhine:

www.dw.com/en/art-meets-nature-on-the-rhine/a-38534088

Medieval antibiotic hopes:

www.smithsonianmag.com/innovation/mediev...tibiotics-180962947/


Feature on the Reformation:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/19/ac...92606977_908306.html


Conserving the Last Supper:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2017/04/20/ac...92685097_675928.html


More evidence regarding the Armenian Genocide:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/22/world/europe/...genocide-turkey.html


Review of Devlin, *Finding Fibonnaci*:

www.insidehighered.com/views/2017/04/19/...rgotten-mathematical


Review of Cline, *Three Stones Make a Wall*:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg23431210-...paign_id=RSS%7CNSNS-


Review of Roper, *Martin Luther*:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/books/review/...oncollection%2Fbooks




Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Caravaggio:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-39590447

Utamaro:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...4bbb5d748_story.html


Age of Empires:

artdaily.com/news/95283/Exhibition-at-Me...Chinese-works-of-art


Chinese Emperors:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-04/22/c_136227267.htm

Pompeii:

www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/esc...7d198694dd8a6e05d246


Feature on the Temple of Dendur at the Met:

www.metmuseum.org/about-the-met/curatori.../temple-of-dendur-50


Feature on Hartwig Fischer:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-twinkly-e...s-treasure-6q7cgtlpl


… related:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mummy-s-the-w...eum-revamp-dcdqbhpjf



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THE TECHY SIDE
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I think we had this facial reconstruction of a woman from a Thai rock shelter last week:

www.livescience.com/58705-stone-age-woman-had-modern-face.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/meet-the-stone-age-...modern-looking-face/

phys.org/news/2017-04-woman-tham-lod-late-pleistocene.html
www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquit...F2646CCFA07E9ACD4351

Dating San rock art:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-te...years-old-180962948/


Recreating ancient monuments in VR:

www.smh.com.au/technology/smartphone-app...20170414-gvl6yt.html


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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dingos have the most interesting genome, apparently:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dingo-...mpetition-180962922/



Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Geoglyphs:


www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/five-plane...geoglyphs-180962917/


Bali:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2017/04/20/t...ncollection%2Ftravel


Carrizo Plain:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170411-the-ca...here-no-one-can-live


Madain Saleh:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170418-saudi-...s-silent-desert-city


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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/04/...0-16-april-2017.html




conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The Cleveland Museum of Art returned a portrait of Drusus to Italy:

www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2017/04...of_art_return_2.html

news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-bust-r...veland-museum-929615


The Boston Public Library is returning a bunch of coins and other items:

www.masslive.com/news/boston/index.ssf/2...ibrary_returnin.html


I suspect we’ll be hearing more about the Guelph Treasure case:

www.dw.com/en/nazi-looted-art-claim-sets...r-germany/a-38485849

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NUMISMATICA
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Those gold coins in the piano were declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-39655769
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/apr/20/...no-declared-treasure

www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2017/...-united-kingdom.html

news.sky.com/story/mystery-surrounds-tre...-shropshire-10844026

www.abqjournal.com/990635/who-stashed-go...its-a-mystery-2.html

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/arti...942b-8b46d43c0885-ds

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/uk/coron...easure-35637923.html


Some medieval coins turned up in a ‘community dig’ in Erpingham:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/medieval-coins-unea...-erpingham-1-4977881


Feature on coins from the Jewish War:

www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-...e-of-the-jewish-war/


Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n16.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n17.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A contest to create companion pieces to Shakespeare:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/theater/ameri...ioncollection%2Farts


What Emma Rice is up to:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/21/theater/emma-...ioncollection%2Farts


Amazing Grace:

www.nytimes.com/2017/04/14/theater/amazi...ncollection%2Fdesign


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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...l-2017-15-april-2017
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OBITUARIES
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Dai Morgan Evans:

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/17/...organ-evans-obituary

David French:

www.theguardian.com/science/2017/apr/20/david-french-obituary


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CONFERENCES
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Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanad...dExploration14981763

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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