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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Latest theory had climate change leading to the demise of the Neanderthals:

phys.org/news/2018-08-cold-climate-shift...ked-neanderthal.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/nu-ccc082918.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829115529.htm
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...d-new-stud-1.6414271
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/modern...ather-did-180970167/
www.archaeology.org/news/6927-180828-eur...erthal-disappearance

Pondering the feeding habits of Paranthropus robustus:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/mpif-gtt082818.php
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AFRICA
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The activities of ancient nomadic herders contributed to the biodiversity of the Serengeti:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829133234.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/wuis-ald082718.php
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=26787
www.archaeology.org/news/6936-180830-ser...herders-biodiversity

Feature on Benin's female warriors:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180826-the-le...less-female-warriors
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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I think we mentioned this Ptolemaic necropolis find in Alexandria:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/310340.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/56654/Archa...aic-cemetery-in-Alex
www.egyptindependent.com/archaeological-...-west-of-alexandria/
dailynewsegypt.com/2018/08/27/ptolemaic-...vered-in-alexandria/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/27/c_137420928.htm

A student in a museum course found some hitherto unseen writing on a mummy
case:

phys.org/news/2018-08-student-pieces-anc...-egyptian-mummy.html

The survey of the Lisht necropolis is completed:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/56868/Docum...t%E2%80%9D-completed

More on translating medical papyri:

www.cnn.com/2018/08/31/health/ancient-eg...knowledge/index.html

Structures in the Jordan Valley are speculated to have been built by Israelites crossing into Canaan:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-hav...an-been-fo-1.6432817

Latest Israeli-child-finds-archaeological-artifact story centres on an 11
500 years bp fertility figurine from the Upper Galilee:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-child-...lity-figurine-566143
www.haaretz.com/israel-news/8-year-old-i...y-figurine-1.6432552
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/251323

Hopes that Palmyra will reopen next year:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...xt-year-1-180970160/

There still seems to be confusion about that chunk of the Western Wall that fell out:

www.timesofisrael.com/still-no-budget-fo...-where-boulder-fell/

Feature on ancient perceptions of eclipses:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/08/Eclipses-As-Omens

Feature on Herod's palace at Masada:

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/08/herods-masada-pleasure-palace/

Feature on the Dar Al-Kilafa palace:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/medieval...alace-in-the-desert/

More on that 6500 years bp migration (according to DNA) into the Levant:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...a-ancient-migration/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Coins lead to the discovery of a large Roman settlement in Yorkshire:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/yorkshire-e...settlement-1-9320876
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/coins-found...ng-of-york-1-9321411
www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/26/...rly-roman-settlement
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/silver...yorkshire-180970138/
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/25/hoar...rthed-group-friends/
nypost.com/2018/08/26/treasure-hunters-f...an-coins-in-england/
www.archaeology.org/news/6924-180827-yorkshire-roman-coins

A Roman coin from Ellesmere is being announced and declared treasure:

www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16608055.man-f...land-near-ellesmere/
www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/...land-near-ellesmere/
www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16608055.wrexh...land-near-ellesmere/
www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/n...ared-treasure-trove/

I think we mentioned this huge Broughton Roman Villa site in Oxfordshire:

metro.co.uk/2018/08/24/roman-villa-the-s...-in-britain-7879276/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-...red-on-british-farm/
www.archaeology.org/news/6928-180828-eng...ordshire-roman-villa

More on evidence of an imperial visit to Carlisle:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/Discovery-poi...9d83-c10f2bc032ae-ds

Some stones fell off the Tarpeian Rock:

www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/20...7e-d7ad3dbcefda.html

Tooth analysis of some early Bronze Age skeletons near Naples suggests they were processing hemp, among other things:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...aeologists-discover/

Plans to resume/continue the dig at 'Odysseus' Palace' on Ithaca:

www.argophilia.com/news/odysseus-palace-...-to-continue/220877/

Funding for Heraclea Sintica:

www.euscoop.com/en/2018/8/29/additional-funding-archeology

A tunnel built under Vespasian/Titus in Turkey is open to the public:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/08/29/an...s-visitors-in-turkey

... and Priene is a popular tourist destination, apparently:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pompeii-of-ana...o-recognition-136270

A study suggests the 'Minotaur's labyrinth' never existed in reality:

cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/labyrinth...s-lair-never-existed

Feature on frescoes at Pompeii:

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-fr...lives-ancient-romans

Feature on garum:

www.atlasobscura.com/foods/garum-ancient-roman-fish-sauce

Feature on the Venus de Milo:

www.apollo-magazine.com/in-search-of-the...-milos-and-in-paris/

On the misuse of SPQR by white supremacist groups:

hyperallergic.com/457510/the-misuse-of-a...-nationalist-groups/

Haven't had a gladiator school piece in a while:

www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/arti...etter-than-fortnite/

Ancient Greeks ate fish:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/08/28/anci...preference-for-fish/

Review of Pat Barker, *The Silence of the Girls*:

www.theguardian.com/books/2018/aug/26/pa...-reviews-homer-iliad

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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The source for Late Paleolithic amber in the Iberian peninsula was apparently Sicily:

phys.org/news/2018-08-sicilian-amber-wes...urope-pre-dates.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/p-aci082318.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180829143829.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/6935-180830-iberia-amber-trade

A 6500 years bp burial, pottery workshop, and settlement near Suvorovo
(Bulgaria):

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/08/26/650...-bulgarias-suvorovo/

A 5500 years bp passage tomb from Dowth Hall:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/irela...lifetime-864747.html

A hidden medieval 'smuggler's door' find at Culzean Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-45361704
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden...sh-castle-180970172/
www.archaeology.org/news/6938-180831-sco...d-ayrshire-cave-door

A medieval game board find in the course of the search for the Monastery of
Deer:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archae...monastery-180970161/
aleteia.org/2018/08/30/medieval-board-ga...-scottish-monastery/

Plenty of medieval finds from the Queen's residence at Holyrood:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45355250
www.archaeology.org/news/6937-180830-holyrood-house-excavation

Decorated medieval tiles found beneath a Bath Abbey floor:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-45354268
www.archaeology.org/news/6939-180831-bath-abbey-tiles

A metal detectorist found a medieval gold rind in Southwell:

www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/r...d-ring-found-1956173

A 400 years bp clan leader seal from Dunyvaig Castle:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/16601818.anc...idden-for-400-years/
www.archaeology.org/news/6929-180827-scotland-islay-seal

300/400 years bp (maybe) human remains from Waterford:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/irela...ord-site-865442.html
www.thejournal.ie/archaeology-remains-fo...ord-4211829-Sep2018/
www.thesun.ie/news/3042706/human-skull-j...ins-found-waterford/
www.archaeology.org/news/6932-180829-ireland-waterford-burials

Remains of a 16th century manor house from Bartislava:

spectator.sme.sk/c/20901002/archaeologic...ned-manor-house.html
www.archaeology.org/news/6926-180828-slo...anor-house-unearthed

Pondering the remains beneath a wheat field in Jerez de la Frontera:

elpais.com/cultura/2018/08/27/actualidad/1535364956_555400.html

The roof collapsed at the San Giuseppe dei Falegnami church in Rome:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...a8-4e5392b1f77c.html
www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/20...af-536c5de7306e.html
www.euronews.com/2018/08/30/church-roof-...es-chapel-underneath
www.tampabay.com/roof-of-th-century-chur...4162a3462570bff75bb9
uk.news.yahoo.com/roof-400-old-church-collapses-181155748.html
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...fe-0637f0032d1c.html

Feature on some of Europe's clocks:

www.dw.com/en/the-most-beautiful-clocks-in-europe/g-45211089

'The Theatre' will soon open to the public:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/aug/29/...s-shoreditch-origins
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remain...400-years-180970188/
www.archaeology.org/news/6934-180830-england-shoreditch-theatre

Feature on the Vikings:

www.livescience.com/32087-viking-history-facts-myths.html

Concerns for a Chalcolithic necropolis in Varna:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/08/27/cha...lack-sea-city-varna/

More on 'drought/hunger stones' emerging from the Elbe:

www.livescience.com/63443-drought-stones-warning-europe.html

More on drought revealing sites:

www.pbs.org/newshour/show/europes-dry-su...gical-treasure-trove
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Ming Dynasty Buddhist grotto relics from Shaanxi:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/02/c_137438620.htm

Studying Bronze Age death and burial in the Southern Urals:

phys.org/news/2018-08-ancient-ural-settl...habitants-didnt.html

Trying to figure out the date of Mahabharata:

www.news18.com/news/india/dating-the-mah...pottery-1864423.html

More on that 4300 years bp settlement with step pyramid from Shimao:

www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...06f620cf938d5cefddfe

More on all those teeth found during the Melbourne Metrol tunnel dig:

www.livescience.com/63450-1000-human-teeth-melbourne.html
www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-28/heres-wha...-tunnel-dig/10155978

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 1500 years bp arrowhead from the Yukon:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/arrowhead-d...gist-yukon-1.4805547

A Native American fort site in Connecticut:

phys.org/news/2018-08-archaeologists-nat...ort-connecticut.html
www.ctpost.com/local/article/State-kept-...k-under-13197785.php
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/0829/1600...tant-Northeast-finds
apnews.com/1903d6469b5649d5bd5d0a5b2ecae442
wlos.com/news/nation-world/archaeologist...found-in-connecticut
www.archaeology.org/news/6933-180829-connecticut-native-fort

A 17th century settlement site on Cape Cod:

chatham.wickedlocal.com/news/20180824/bi...h-century-settlement
www.archaeology.org/news/6925-180827-chatham-english-settlement

Feature on the dig at James Madison's home:

www.breezejmu.org/news/graduate-students...e0-4f985d92e727.html

Feature on Folsom points:

www.journal-advocate.com/sterling-column...-points-and-legacies

Interesting ree modifications:

www.kunc.org/post/archaeologists-rush-do...s-trees-its-too-late

Possible identification of a 150 years bp shipwreck in Lake Erie:

fox8.com/2018/08/29/archaeologists-belie...vessel-lake-serpent/
www.archaeology.org/news/6940-180831-lak...-shipwreck-excavated

Lead poisoning wasn't a factor in the Franklin Expedition's demise:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lead-p...xpedition-180970150/

A followup to that mammoth site in Wyoming from a while ago:

trib.com/news/state-and-regional/more-an...8c-7e4f0240e15e.html

... and they're still pondering that Hurricane Irma canoe:

www.floridatoday.com/story/news/2018/08/...-mystery/1142863002/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A mask possibly depicting the Maya ruler Pakal from Palenque:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/08/mask-tha...s-found-in-palenque/
theweek.com/speedreads/792624/archaeolog...y-ancient-mayan-mask
www.archaeology.org/news/6930-180829-maya-king-mask

The authenticity of the Mayan Codex has been confirmed:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/31/mexi...T.mc_id=tmg_share_em

Olmec finds from Guatemala:

archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2018...#Lr71fBldzViwdI8L.97

Feature on the Moai 'scattered' around the world:

www.apollo-magazine.com/the-easter-islan...ed-around-the-world/

Concerns (?) for Teotihuacan:

elpais.com/internacional/2018/08/28/la_s...35482237_638748.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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Pondering dropping the use of the term 'stone age':

phys.org/news/2018-08-australian-archaeo...-term-stone-age.html
theconversation.com/australian-archaeolo...-so-should-you-47275

Apparently woolly mammoths changed their diet shortly before going extinct:

phys.org/news/2018-08-eastern-european-w...y-mammoths-diet.html

On cheese and human evolution:

phys.org/news/2018-08-role-cheese-human-evolution.html

On the 'bunny ears' sign:

www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/the-dark-histor...y-ears-sign/p06j3q60

Feature on Casanova:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/30/arts/design/o...ioncollection%2Farts

Review of a festschrift for Oscar Muscarella:

oscillations.net/2018/08/28/festschrift-...ar-white-muscarella/

Review of Brent Nongbri's *God's Library*:

www.thedailybeast.com/almost-everything-...w-testament-is-wrong

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Water/Ways:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/29/arts/design/n...ays-smithsonian.html

Ancient Animals:

www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/animal...m-the-ancient-world/

Spellbound:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/aug/31/...n-magic-superstition

Against the Ruins:

neoskosmos.com/en/120717/ancient-helleni...evived-in-melbourne/

London's NPG had a counting problem:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/29/arts/design/n...london-miscount.html

Feature on a Buddha at the Met:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/08/20/a...uddha-sculpture.html

A new director for the Freer and Sackler Galleries:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/arts/design/s...hase-f-robinson.html

Interesting pottery workshop from London's (Ontario) Museum of Archaeology:

lfpress.com/entertainment/local-arts/tim...23-9314-fa8d59c23a1e

On the opening of the Idlib Museum:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/...-open-too-early.html
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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A very interesting watch from the Titanic:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sold-w...w-letters-180970169/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A sanctuary from Machu Picchu has been digitized:

phys.org/news/2018-08-team-digitizes-his...sanctuary-machu.html


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CLIMATE MATTERS
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On Vikings and adapting to climate change:

phys.org/news/2018-08-humans-climate-viking.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA testing of remains suggests the Viking town of Sigtuna had a large immigrant population:

www.thelocal.se/20180825/half-of-sigtuna...ital-were-immigrants
www.archaeology.org/news/6922-180827-sweden-sigtuna-immigrants

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Ephesus:

thewest.com.au/travel/historical/inside-...phesus-ng-b88833574z

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PERFORMANCES
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A tangent piano performance:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/31/arts/music/ta...xei-lubimov-ecm.html

Beethovenfest:

www.dw.com/en/beethovenfest-composers-th...eir-music/a-45307432

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CRIME BEAT
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Assorted historical documents seized during a corruption trial in Chile:

www.latercera.com/mundo/noticia/una-cart...llanamientos/298411/

Followup to that book theft story from a couple of weeks ago:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/28/books/rare-bo...rary-pittsburgh.html

Trying to tie India's looting problem to terrorism:

www.jpost.com/International/Indias-loote...orism-funding-565192

A bust in Istanbul:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/photo-smuggled...tanbul-police-136224

... and Jiroft:

en.mehrnews.com/news/137323/14-antiquiti...-smugglers-in-Jiroft

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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Not sure where to put this Nazi loot story about some Egon Schiele works:

www.nytimes.com/2018/08/26/arts/design/n...-fritz-grunbaum.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/63-wor...t-dispute-180970155/

Germany returned some human remains to Namibia:

www.dw.com/en/namibia-welcomes-repatriat...y-germany/a-45309757

Not really sure where to put this return of items to the Aboutaams:

theartnewspaper.com/news/swiss-prosecuto...r-seized-antiquities
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n34.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n35.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/


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OBITUARIES
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Robin Birley:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...-death-much-15097648

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...ugust-25-august-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

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

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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exploratornews.wordpress.com/

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Mata Kimasitayo, Richard Miller, Jan Bailey, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. ... we seem to have had another incident of multiple copies being sent; as far as I was able to figure out, it might have been a yahoo issue or a comcast issue (or combination of both); possibly a hiccuping server along the way too.


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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On homo sapiens' early adaptation to the rain forest environment in South
Asia:

phys.org/news/2018-09-secrets-early-huma...cestors-african.html

Some humour from the Onion:

www.theonion.com/evolution-definitively-...pture-fir-1828752402
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AFRICA
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More on nomadic herders' legacy in Africa:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ads-camped-1.6435626
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Remains of a Neolithic village at Tell el-Samara:

phys.org/news/2018-09-secrets-early-huma...cestors-african.html
www.egyptindependent.com/oldest-neolithi...ile-delta-uncovered/
dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/03/rare-neoli...covered-in-dakahlia/
egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/03/older-tha...00-year-old-village/
www.livescience.com/63509-ancient-egypti...edates-pharaohs.html
www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...-delta-idUSKCN1LI0OZ
www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ancient-egypt...ologists-say-n905806
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...samara-a8519901.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/03/c_137439525.htm
www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/neol...0d6fb84b1ebe5406fa0f
www.euronews.com/2018/09/02/ancient-egyp...ologists-say-n905806
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-archaeolo...ousand-years-1101767
www.archaeology.org/news/6942-180904-egypt-neolithic-farming

A 'rocky' necropolis find at Lisht (we may have mentioned this one; dating still isn't clear):

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57159/Rocky...d-in-Lisht-area-Giza
www.egyptindependent.com/pharaonic-cemet...-senusert-i-pyramid/
www.ibtimes.sg/egypt-archaeology-stone-c...ing-senusert-i-27291
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/05/c_137447506.htm
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/egyptian-d...nic-cemetery-1182568
www.archaeology.org/news/6947-180905-egypt-lisht-tombs

The big news this week (of course) was the fire at the Museum in Brazil; Egypt was concerned for Egyptian artifacts there:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/31...ss-to-world-her.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57068/Antiq...gyptian-artifacts-at
egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/03/hundreds-...-brazil-museum-fire/
www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180904-egypt...razils-burnt-museum/
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/700-egypti...-went-flames-1181324
www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article217918915.html
dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/05/egypt-conc...e-offers-assistance/

... and eventually we heard some specifics:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...t-Brazils-Natio.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57213/Preli...n-Brazil-museum-fire
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/07/c_137450404.htm

[more on the fire in the Classics section and the Museum section]

Egypt has opened a 6th dynasty tomb to tourists:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/57305/Egypt...dynasty-for-tourists
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...asty-Vizier-Meh.aspx
egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/09/egypt-ope...-for-the-first-time/

Remains of a 2500 years bp Persian palace in Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/09/07/25...t-turkeys-oluz-mound

A pile of Hellenistic seal impressions from Maresha:

huc.edu/news/2018/09/04/hundreds-helleni...vered-maresha-israel
www.timesofisrael.com/1020-untouched-cla...nnia-in-hidden-cave/

There's been some underwater surveying going on off the coast of Israel in anticipation of the Leviathan pipeline project:

www.reuters.com/article/us-archaeology-i...peline-idUSKCN1LM1IR
www.israelhayom.com/2018/09/07/underwate...-leviathan-pipeline/
www.pbs.org/newshour/show/israeli-archae...ipeline-construction

Remains of a 1000 years bp mosque near Al Ain (UAE):

www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/archaeol...al-ain-site-1.768052
www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/photos...ue-discovered-in-uae
gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-s-e...-in-al-ain-1.2275856
www.gulftoday.ae/portal/96be62c1-1689-4f...2f-1fa8547d133a.aspx

Feature on the pomegranate in the ANE:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...-reverence-1.6461970

Feature on Babylonian beer:

cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/new-findi...ns-really-loved-beer
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A farmer found a pair of Minoan burials on Crete (I think we mentioned this
one):

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/greek-...ive-grove-180970197/
www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...-crete/#67cca39d547c

An just to confuse the issue, another pair of Minoan burials were found in Siteia (also Crete):

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/02/arch...-minoan-in-ne-crete/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...on-crete-island.html
www.archaeology.org/news/6948-180906-crete-petras-burials

Not sure if we've mentioned this Minoan palace from Zorinthos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/07/more...crete-come-to-light/

Results of this year's dig on Kythnos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/04/gree...y-of-kythnos-photos/
www.argophilia.com/news/archaeologists-m...s-on-kythnos/220935/
greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/05/stunning-n...e-on-kythnos-island/

Interesting Roman statue head from Pleven:

www.novinite.com/articles/191938/Unique+...avations+near+Pleven
www.archaeology.org/news/6941-180904-bulgaria-roman-head

A Roman mosaic from ancient Aventicum (Switzerland):

www.thelocal.ch/20180906/richly-decorate...swiss-building-works

We're just beginning to get word in English of this coin hoard find in the theatre of Como:

www.france24.com/en/20180908-roman-gold-...ered-italian-theatre

A gladiator relief from Nicopolis ad Istrum:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/06/anc...rias-veliko-tarnovo/

An interesting 'bird basin' from the Netherlands:

www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/bird-basin...-about-romans-in-nl/
www.archaeology.org/news/6944-180904-netherlands-roman-basin

Somewhat shocking account of the fate of a Roman fountain in Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/16690454.cou...n-relic-12-years-on/
inews.co.uk/news/ancient-roman-ruin-left...who-left-it-outside/
www.localgov.co.uk/Council-disposed-of-a...Roman-artefact/45973

A set of frescoes from Pompeii were victims of the fire at the Brazil
Museum:

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/brazil-mu...-collection/10195034
nationalpost.com/news/world/they-survive...-lost-in-rios-flames

A data base for studying Isis worship on the Iberian peninsula:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904114759.htm

We've heard about this Roman basilica in an Iznik lake ... there might be a pagan temple beneath:

www.livescience.com/63498-ancient-church...-in-turkey-lake.html
www.livescience.com/63496-ancient-basilica-turkey-photos.html
www.iflscience.com/environment/a-giant-a...-lake-for-centuries/

Interesting study of a Roman watermill:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/ancient-...kers-took-few-months

A nice intro to Pompeii:

smarthistory.org/pompeii-an-introduction/

On invective in Roman politics:

www.livescience.com/63473-insults-politics-ancient-rome.html

On Roman soldiers' 'energy' drink:

qz.com/quartzy/1372506/posca/

On the labyrinth not really ever existing:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/minotaur-s-la...ys-scholar-7rc6bgl02

On the Elgin/Parthenon marbles being 'fake' (I'll be blogging on this one next week):

greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/06/british-ar...non-sculptures-fake/
eu.greekreporter.com/2018/09/06/british-...n-marbles-are-fakes/

On Brexit and the Elgin/Parthenon marbles:

www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/el...brexit-a8520406.html

Interview with Mary Beard:

time.com/5385434/mary-beard-interview-civilisations/

Applying network analysis in a hamfisted sort of way to the Odyssey:

theconversation.com/how-we-showed-homers...from-facebook-102302

cf:
www.forbes.com/sites/matthewgabriele/201...book-homers-odyssey/

Teaching ancient art in the #metoo era:

hyperallergic.com/456269/how-to-teach-an...in-the-age-of-metoo/

On how Eratosthenes figured out the world was round:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/05/how-...ound-2500-years-ago/

On some influential Roman women:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/leadin...agrippina-messalina/

Review of *The Silence of the Girls*:

www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/b...-women-37268629.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45368271
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...3ab8b1370_story.html

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 Paleolithic mammoth kill site from Austria:

metro.co.uk/2018/09/07/grisly-ancient-st...-discovered-7922563/
www.archaeology.org/news/6954-180907-austria-mammoth-tusk

Evidence of 7200 years bp cheese from a pot from Croatia:

phys.org/news/2018-09-earliest-mediterra...uction-revealed.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/p-emc082818.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905142048.htm
www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45408848
www.livescience.com/63500-ancient-cheese-mediterranean.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/06/scie...-neolithic-villages/
www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/e...ean-cheese-05092018/
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/...ient-food-chemistry/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traces...d-croatia-180970224/
www.archaeology.org/news/6946-180905-croatia-neolithic-cheese

Feature/update on the Bronze Age Varhegy site:

spectator.sme.sk/c/20904013/archaeologic...-the-bronze-age.html

A 14th century coin hoard from the Kaliakra Fortress:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/03/dec...a-fortress-kaliakra/
www.archaeology.org/news/6953-180907-bulgaria-coin-hoard

A detectorist find from 2016 has been declared treasure:

www.devonlive.com/news/detectorist-disco...e-east-devon-1967853

Drought conditions have also revealed sites in Denmark:

cphpost.dk/news/warm-summer-helping-the-...ent-settlements.html

... and we're still hearing from the UK on that score:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/b...the-long-hot-summer/

Not sure if we mentioned this medieval board game find from a Russian
castle:

www.newsweek.com/medieval-russia-ancient...stle-chamber-1108818

Access to a 2400 years bp site in Jumilla has been improved:

murciatoday.com/improved-access-to-2400_...umilla_634843-a.html

Plans to restore a gothic cellar site in Paris:

fr.aleteia.org/2018/09/06/a-paris-le-cel...mp-va-etre-restaure/

A WWI training trench from Spike Island:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/irela...g-trench-867272.html
www.archaeology.org/news/6952-180907-ireland-training-trench

Remembering the sinking of the Princess Alice:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44800309

Feature on Colonel Blood:

www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod...ains-crown-jewels-1/
www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/w...about-colonel-blood/

Reviewish piece on Peter Bogucki, *Barbarians*:

phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-clues-voice-silent-cultures.html

More on Sicilian amber in Europe:

phys.org/news/2018-08-sicilian-amber-wes...urope-pre-dates.html
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/prehistor...arly-source-of-amber

What Anglo Saxon teeth reveal about modern health:

phys.org/news/2018-09-anglo-saxon-teeth-modern-health.html

More on hidden tunnels at Culzean Castle:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden...sh-castle-180970172/

More on 'hunger stones' appearing as water levels decrease:

mentalfloss.com/article/555669/hunger-st...ught-stricken-europe

More on Shakespearean theatres reopening:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remain...400-years-180970188/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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I think we mentioned this Ming Dynasty grotto from Shaanxi:

news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d3249544f79457a6333566d54/share.html

French and Afghan archaeologists are working at Ghonghola:

menafn.com/1097377990/Afghan-French-arch...research-on-Ghoghola

Feature on Nur Jahan:

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45319055

Replicating a Maori sail:

www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/new...50&objectid=12120904

On Maori oral traditions about moas:

theconversation.com/dead-as-the-moa-oral...ed-extinction-101738
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oral-h...n-decline-180970225/


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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I think we mentioned this bone arrowhead find from the Yukon:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/arrowhead-d...gist-yukon-1.4805547
www.archaeology.org/news/6943-180904-canada-bone-arrowhead

On the use of turtle shells as musical instruments in the early southeastern US:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/fsu-tss090518.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905115706.htm
phys.org/news/2018-09-turtle-shells-musi...ents-indigenous.html

... while a bunch of stone artifacts from Colorado may have been percussion
instruments:

www.9news.com/article/news/local/stone-a...ruments/73-590995639
www.archaeology.org/news/6945-180905-col...ercussion-instrument

Studying 1000 years bp bones from Frio County (Texas):

www.kens5.com/article/news/local/txdot-a...-bones/273-592006074
www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/A...-County-13213719.php

Bones from a site in Hampton (Va) are 900 years bp:

www.wavy.com/news/local-news/hampton/nat...gists-say/1426449925
www.virginiafirst.com/news/native-americ...gists-say/1427903307

Finds from various periods from a Salem site:

www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2018...ly-salem/1197093002/

Hyping a dig at Nine Mile Canyon (Utah):

www.moabsunnews.com/news/article_4841ed9...ee-633353c02a14.html

Resuming a dig at an 18th century mansion in Georgetown:

thedcline.org/2018/09/06/archaeologist-c...nsion-in-georgetown/

A cache of Klondike Gold Rush era coins from the Yukon:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dawson-city-old-coins-1.4811814
www.archaeology.org/news/6949-180906-klondike-gold-rush-coins

I think we mentioned this identification of a Lake Erie shipwreck as the Lake Serpent:

www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/0...lorers_research.html
www.archaeology.org/news/6940-180831-lak...-shipwreck-excavated

Identifying (sort of) an 18th century burial at Louisbourg from three
buttons:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...oldier/#73a1e48327bf

Studying strands of hair from Franklin expedition members is shedding light on lead poisoning claims:

phys.org/news/2018-09-strands-hair-member-franklin-clues.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/mu-soh090518.php

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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The Americas' oldest (probably) human remains were victims of the Brazil Museum fire:

www.livescience.com/63489-brazil-museum-fire-luzia.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/brazils-...-nearly-12000-years/

Evidence of human cultivation on Brazil's coast some 4800 years bp:

phys.org/news/2018-09-coastal-brazil-early-farming.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uoy-csi090318.php

Tauary burial urns from Brazil*:

www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ancient-A...s-20180902-0005.html

Making connections between Copan and El Chorro*:

www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Copan-Exc...s-20180903-0017.html

Trying to touristify evidence of slavery in Barbados:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/travel/barbados-slavery-history.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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Latest botched art restoration:

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/07/ma...-spanish-restoration
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45455125

I think we mentioned this discussion of the term 'Stone Age':

theconversation.com/australian-archaeolo...-so-should-you-47275
phys.org/news/2018-08-australian-archaeo...-term-stone-age.html

Feature on Labour Day:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/us/what-is-labor-day.html

Suggestion that the Mona Lisa had a thyroid issue:

www.cnn.com/videos/health/2018/09/07/doc...isa-sick-mxp-vpx.hln

Some coverage of the EAA conference in Barcelona:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uob-mt3090518.php

Pondering mmhmm:

www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/08/...controversy-say-mhmm

Pondering what Jesus looked like:

www.timesofisrael.com/in-a-forensic-pilg...did-jesus-look-like/

Feature on a collector of Napoleonic items:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/design/f...id=nytcore-ios-share

On shoes in fairy tales:

theconversation.com/from-tech-to-fetish-...mark-of-status-93948

... and the recovery of Judy Garland's slippers:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-45418657

Colourizing WWI photos to try to identify some nurses:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-45418762

Feature on duels:

theconversation.com/pistols-at-dawn-why-...n-our-screens-101665

Latest thoughts on Dog Domestication:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=26946
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...ient-siberia/569512/

An online plant database of interest:

www.npr.org/2018/09/02/641310268/centuri...rove-for-researchers

Pondering volcanoes and Waterloo:

www.livescience.com/63494-napoleon-defeat-waterloo-volcano.html

Pondering archaeologists' treatment of human remains:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/...-to-dig-up-the-dead/

Feature on Victorian 'Magic Lanterns':

www.livescience.com/63508-magic-lantern-victorian-netflix.html

Review of MacGregor, *Living with the Gods*:

www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/livin...review-a3929036.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Coverage of the Brazil Museum fire:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/world/america...eum-brazil-fire.html
elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/03/amer...35935296_562657.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fi...-national-museum-rio
www.npr.org/2018/09/03/644284093/in-braz...le-loss-of-artifacts
www.dw.com/en/fire-at-brazil-national-mu...-building/a-45329013
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inferno-wipes...-treasures-xb32q9jfd
www.cnn.com/2018/09/02/americas/brazil-n...fire-intl/index.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_america...16768e499_story.html
www.sciencealert.com/museum-fire-brazil-...cientific-collection
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45392668
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/america...aniero-a8520001.html
www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/106780963...aze-at-brazil-museum
www.yahoo.com/news/fire-engulfs-national...ldest-031514580.html
apnews.com/7810839883784c838189beeec7b377b9
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/...iro-natural-history/

... and things lost (in general):

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/science/brazil-museum-fire.html
www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-we-know...useum-fire-in-brazil
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...-museum-fire/569299/
phys.org/news/2018-09-national-museum-rio-relics-world.html
phys.org/news/2018-09-survived-brazil-museum.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45395774
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/br...estroyed-not-insured
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/br...-be-lost-in-the-fire
elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/06/ciencia/1536224039_526308.html
elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/03/actu...35989751_418912.html
www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/...acional-no-rio.shtml
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06192-9
www.archaeology.org/news/6951-180906-brazil-museum-fire

... and there were concerns before connected to funding cuts:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/world/america...id=nytcore-ios-share
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/br...nger-at-funding-cuts
www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/...ta-de-recursos.shtml
www.ft.com/content/44e65120-af92-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c

... and at least one strange reaction scene:

www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Th...oyed-in-13201270.php


... and plenty of afterthoughts:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-...seum-fire-180970232/
www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Fi...-Rio-de-13200666.php
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45404310
www.economist.com/leaders/2018/09/08/les...nal-museum-of-brazil
blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=9559
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=2863
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artifa...seum-fire-180970194/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-...seum-fire-180970232/
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/opinion/fire-...national-museum.html
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/world/america...id=nytcore-ios-share

Animal-shaped vessels:

www.thehour.com/entertainment/article/An...tied-in-13200009.php
www.oaoa.com/people/entertainment/articl...6c-ef4dfe56c736.html
www.recorder.com/Animal-themed-drinkware...-beast-mode-19900266

Ancient Prayer:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/13th-century-pra...e-in-30-years-566337

Tut:

egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/06/king-tuta...os-angeles-to-paris/

Vikings:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/the-vikings-are-com...exhibition-1-5684471

Tortoiseshell art:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/gallery-...id=nytcore-ios-share

Fontana and Anguissola:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madrid...e-artists-180970214/

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is delaying the reveal of the Salvator Mundi:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45403862
www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Ab...Vinci-s-13200907.php

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AT THE AUCTIONS
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More on the auction of those Titanic items:

www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-...-ever-of-ship-relics
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Identifying the bones used to make tools:

phys.org/news/2018-09-technology-animal-...s-ancient-tools.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Interesting DNA study of some Alemannic burials found in the 1960s:

phys.org/news/2018-09-dna-early-medieval...mannic-warriors.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905184821.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/er-doe090418.php
www.livescience.com/63506-germanic-warrior-genetics.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-an...-children-180970230/
www.archaeology.org/news/6950-180906-germanic-warrior-dna

Studying Ashkenazic DNA:

phys.org/news/2018-09-ashkenazic-jews-my...lled-scientists.html

Anxiously awaiting results of a study of DNA from some Harappan remains:

www.thebetterindia.com/158200/rakhigarhi...n-indo-aryan-theory/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Diocletianopolis:

www.euscoop.com/en/article/diocletianopo...own-hisarya-bulgaria

Jerash:

www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/imperial-je...ient-stones-1.767336

Shanghai:

www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1809091812/

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PERFORMANCES
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On how the Rhineland influenced Beethoven's music:

www.dw.com/en/beethoven-made-in-the-rhineland/a-45380625

... in a similar veign:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/an...id=nytcore-ios-share

Gospel at Colonus:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/theater/gospe...eview-delacorte.html

Peterloo (movie):

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180906-film-...that-speaks-to-today

Rush:

www.npr.org/643764214

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CRIME BEAT
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A major/important bust in Greece:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/06/man-...ncient-greek-statue/
www.startribune.com/greek-police-recover...nd-museum/492493481/
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...16768e499_story.html


The FBI wants some help finding items stolen by ISIS, apparently:

aleteia.org/2018/09/05/fbi-asking-for-he...acts-stolen-by-isis/

Pondering the implications of Operation Demetra:

hyperallergic.com/456942/europol-seizure-of-looted-antiquities/

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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Recovery of a couple statues from India stolen in the 1980s:

www.timesnownews.com/india/article/stole...rned-to-india/281150
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/an...id=nytcore-ios-share

Germany returned some Sican masks to Peru:

www.dw.com/en/germany-returns-ancient-go...k-to-peru/a-45390968
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n35.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n36.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/


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OBITUARIES
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Melitta Bentz:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/obituaries/me...entz-overlooked.html

Randy Weston:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/obituaries/ra...id=nytcore-ios-share

Jan Ellen Lewis:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/obituaries/ja...id=nytcore-ios-share

Henry Forrester Cleere:

whc.unesco.org/en/news/1876

MJ Long:

www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/inspira...-79/10034833.article
www.bdonline.co.uk/news/mj-long-1939-2018/5095403.article

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...ust-1-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

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

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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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, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Al Kriman, Jona Lendering, Kris Curry, 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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Studying Neanderthals' fine motor skills:

phys.org/news/2018-09-neanderthals-brute...recisionworkers.html
theconversation.com/neanderthals-were-no...ision-workers-103858
cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/making-...sion-grips-not-power
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neande...ust-power-180970422/
www.archaeology.org/news/6995-180927-nea...thal-precision-grips

More on Otzi's tattoos:

www.livescience.com/63682-otzi-ice-man-t...dical-treatment.html
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AFRICA
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Feature on Ethiopia's Meskel festival:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45665901
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Vague item on two tombs (date?) found near Luxor:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58219/Egypt...cient-tombs-in-Luxor

A 'massive' ancient Roman-era structure from Mit Rahina (I think we mentioned this):

phys.org/news/2018-09-archaeologists-massive-ancient-egypt.html
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58095/Huge-...overed-in-Mit-Rahina
egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/26/historica...-discovered-in-giza/
www.cbsnews.com/news/egypt-archaeologist...attached-2018-09-25/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-huge-buil...covered-giza-1138947
www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-discover-h...ing-near-cairo-27577
www.npr.org/2018/09/25/651424368/archaeo...nt-building-in-egypt
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/...emphis-a8554931.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/25/c_137492154.htm
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/egyptian...t-building-in-cairo/
www.archaeology.org/news/6991-180925-egypt-purification-basin

Feature on archaeological finds in Egypt this year:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/...cal-discoveries.html

Feature on a Coptic magical papyrus:

www.livescience.com/63659-ancient-egypti...pell-deciphered.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/a-myster...nd-its-a-love-spell/

Latest efforts to protect cultural heritage in Egypt:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58160/Minis...-to-protect-heritage

A tourism 'rebound' is setting the stage for more pyramid renovations:

www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-egypt-giza-p...-20180928-story.html

Studying the economic role of Coptic monasteries in Late Antique Egypt:

phys.org/news/2018-09-insights-role-copt...steries-economy.html

More on drainage issues at Kom Ombo:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/world/middlee...kom-ombo-temple.html

More on Paleolithic sites near Riyadh:

www.abouther.com/node/13516/lifestyle/tr...-year-old-site-saudi

Latest claim of 'evidence' of the Exodus comes from Khirbet el-Mastarah:

www.christianpost.com/news/archaeologica...jordan-river-227564/
www.thesun.co.uk/news/7350894/ruins-foun...ery-experts-believe/

Feature on finds made by archaeologists in Israel:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Israeli-archae...ewish-history-567649

Feature on Iranian wind catchers:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180926-an-anc...t-harnessed-the-wind

Interesting chicken bones from north of Petra:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...ovider/#1fdb30e746f5

Feature on Cyrus the Great:

www.thedailybeast.com/cyrus-the-great-th...le-calls-the-messiah

Feature on trade and contraband in ancient Assyria:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/09/Life-of-a-Salesman

More on Aren Maeir's MOOC:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archae...nt-israel-and-judah/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a 6th century BCE settlement in western Albania:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/24/c_137488636.htm

Studying the Rozovo Tomb (Thracian):

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/23/sma...by-treasure-hunters/
www.archaeology.org/news/6997-180927-bulgaria-thracian-tomb

A 2nd century CE Roman tomb in Jordan featuring 'comics' with speech
bubbles:

www.livescience.com/63705-ancient-roman-comics.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-arc...-in-jordan-1.6494732
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...mb-jordan-180970400/
www.archaeology.org/news/7000-180928-jordan-capitolias-murals

A 2nd century BCE tomb from Cumae featuring a depiction of a banquet and a nude servant (among other things, of course):

phys.org/news/2018-09-tomb-cumae-italya-banquet-frozen.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-2-2...alian-tomb-1.6512493
greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/27/a-2000-yea...ting-found-in-cumae/
eu.greekreporter.com/2018/09/28/2000-yea...ting-found-in-italy/
www.archaeology.org/news/6996-180927-italy-cumae-tomb

Remains of a Roman road found during highway construction in the
Netherlands:

www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-45678860
www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/roman-road...-for-a-new-motorway/
www.archaeology.org/news/6992-180925-holland-wooden-poles

60 Roman-era burials from a Lincolnshire field:

www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-ne...oman-burials-2020275

Digging has resumed at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods on Samothrace:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/29/work...fter-22-year-hiatus/

They've filled in the Carmarthen Roman site:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45681080

Feature on Baiae:

www.thedailybeast.com/how-they-partied-i...egas-of-ancient-rome

Studying burials in the catacombs of Malta:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...ere-buried-together/

Ruins of a Roman (maybe) fortress from Bononia:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/27/dec...s-danube-city-vidin/

Remains of a 5th century bishop's residence from Misionis:

sofiaglobe.com/2018/09/28/archaeology-fi...arias-misionis-site/

Studying remains of an ancient breakwater at Akrotiri:

www.forces.net/news/marine-archaeologist...iris-ancient-secrets

On what made Athens great (hmmmmmm):

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/opinion/konst...nt-athens-trump.html

A replica of the Orpheus mosaic may be 'returning' to a Gloucestershire
village:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-45625115

What Marie-Claire Beaulieu is up to:

tuftsdaily.com/news/2018/09/28/classics-...bird-classification/

Feature on UUtah's program at Volterra:

dailyutahchronicle.com/2018/09/26/among-the-etruscan-ruins/

Feature on five recent retellings of Homeric stories:

www.bustle.com/p/5-unforgettable-retelli...eek-stories-12078685

Feature on a recent translation of Theophrastus' *Characters*;

www.finebooksmagazine.com/fine_books_blo...y-theophrastus.phtml

Latest opEds in the Parthenon Marbles saga:

www.pbs.org/newshour/show/rescued-or-sei...er-parthenon-marbles
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/s...bles-greece-heritage
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/se...he-parthenon-marbles
news.gtp.gr/2018/09/25/guardian-brexit-g...enon-marbles-return/
greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/26/brex...elling-the-guardian/

Interesting feature on preparatory drawings on Greek ceramics:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/uncovering-ancient-...s-on-greek-ceramics/

Touristy plans for Aizanoi:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/boats-to-float...ty-of-aizanoi-137180

A marathon reading of the Punica:

www.creightonian.com/news/article_199b7d...8b-6f6c83bb683e.html

Mixing up the Colosseum and Pula Arena:

www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/313...th-colloseum-in-rome

Nice drone video of Athens' Plaka:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/25/dron...borhood-of-the-gods/

Reviews of *The Silence of the Girls*:

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archiv...w-pat-barker/570871/
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/books/review/...irls-pat-barker.html

More on recent finds from Zominthos:

www.ekathimerini.com/232904/article/ekat...ominthos-palace-site
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 huge cemetery with burials dating back 5000 years from Albania:

au.news.yahoo.com/ancient-cemetery-fille...rkers-013500541.html

A 3500 years bp bronze hand from Bern:

www.livescience.com/63690-oldest-metal-hand-europe.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/...zerland-archaeology/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...yearold-bronze-hand/

Bronze Age remains from Mafra:

www.theportugalnews.com/news/bronze-age-...found-in-mafra/46981

A possible blackfriar burial from Blackfriars Church in Stirling:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/skeleton-from...d-as-friar-3txh63z0n
www.archaeology.org/news/6994-180926-friar-belt-buckle

Plenty of coverage of a 400 years bp shipwreck near Lisbon:

phys.org/news/2018-09-year-old-shipwreck-portugal-coast.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45630260
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/24/40...uguese-coast-cascais
www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-25/portugues...d-shipwreck/10301898
www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/7323...wreck-Portugal-video
www.euronews.com/2018/09/24/400-year-old...-decade-for-portugal
www.npr.org/2018/09/25/651362994/spices-...portuguese-shipwreck
www.newsweek.com/incredible-images-revea...overy-decade-1137100
www.archaeology.org/news/6987-180924-portugal-shipwreck-cannon

An historic church in Finland burned to the ground:

yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/eastern_finla...spect_arson/10418870

A possible Iron Age text (?) on a jar from Nijmegen:

www.volkskrant.nl/nieuws-achtergrond/bek...eigenlijk-~bd0f5cca/

On the origins of Germany's forests:

www.dw.com/en/the-origins-of-the-germans...he-forest/a-45613711

Mapping medieval artifacts in a Swedish church:

sciencenordic.com/thousands-medieval-tri...candinavian-churches
www.archaeology.org/news/6999-180928-medieval-church-coins

Feature on the Isle of May:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/the-abandoned...nt-to-heal-1-4805828

Feature on remains of the dead in London:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/dead-bene...s-streets-180970385/

Not good news for the Battle of Bosworth site:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/local-...ing-track-180970418/

Review of a biography of Walter Raleigh:

www.theguardian.com/books/2018/sep/29/si...avid-budd-of-his-day

More on Offa's Dyke:

www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/16903902.chirk...story-of-offas-dyke/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting 'restoration' of a 5th century idol of Narsimha:

punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/lay...cleshow/65970697.cms

Studying evidence of historical floods in India:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/re.../article25074532.ece

Native Mounted Police and related sites from Queensland:

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-25/archaeolo...olice-camps/10183402
www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/...of-frontier-violence

Review of a book on the British in India:

www.scmp.com/culture/books/article/21661...nisation-book-review

More on the early inhabitation of Australia's Desert:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/people...years-ago-180970421/
www.archaeology.org/news/6993-180926-australia-western-desert


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest finds from Camp Douglas (Utah):

www.ksl.com/?nid=960&sid=46395469
www.archaeology.org/news/6988-180924-utah-camp-douglas

Latest finds from the Erebus:

www.livescience.com/63704-franklin-exped...facts-recovered.html
www.livescience.com/63701-photos-hms-erebus-exploration.html

What they've learned about the Bayly House (Cambridge ... I think this is North America):

www.dorchesterbanner.com/local-history/b...-found-to-be-a-home/

A 150 years bp burial from New York City:

nypost.com/2018/09/29/secret-identity-of...und-in-nyc-revealed/

Digging up a university site at Wellesley:

thewellesleynews.com/2018/09/28/college-...life-in-early-1900s/

More on the Endeavour (still no positive identification?):

arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/captain-...ast-of-rhode-island/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A reassessment of some burials suggests that notions of violence in pre-Colombian Panama have been exaggerated:

phys.org/news/2018-09-violence-pre-colum...ama-exaggerated.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/stri-vip092418.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180924174444.htm
www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...d-by-archaeologists/
www.sciencealert.com/pre-columbian-panam...tilation-no-evidence

Evidence of Maya elites living at Teotihuacan:

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/7579-elite-may...laza-de-las-columnas
mexiconewsdaily.com/news/evidence-reveal...ived-in-teotihuacan/

Rethinking assorted aspects of Maya civilization in the wake of LiDAR studies a while ago:

phys.org/news/2018-09-unprecedented-mass...le-lowland-maya.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/aaft-ls092418.php
news.brown.edu/articles/2018/09/lidar
www.livescience.com/63713-maya-cities-found-in-guatemala.html
www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/science/maya-ruins-lidar.html
elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/27/ciencia/1538033539_490188.html
www.newsweek.com/archaeologists-find-anc...using-lasers-1145042
www.washingtonpost.com/science/2018/09/2...t-maya-civilization/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/...ctures/#.W7DYR5P25n4
www.sciencenews.org/article/laser-mappin...ty-maya-civilization
www.wired.com/story/laser-carrying-airpl...rawling-maya-cities/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/junglepe...nt-mayan-structures/
www.designboom.com/technology/lidar-lase...n-cities-09-29-2018/
arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/what-610...t-maya-civilization/
www.archaeology.org/news/6998-180928-guatemala-lidar-survey

Feature on Espiritu Pampa (Peru):

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/28/pe...s-genuinely-a-marvel

An interesting paraplegic child Nazca mummy:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/mummy-of...-treated-disability/

On pyramids at Teotihuacan:

www.livescience.com/63315-photos-teotihuacan-pyramids.html

Feature on the Zacatecas site, which will soon open to the public:

mexiconewsdaily.com/news/archaeological-...ed-for-18-centuries/

More on that Maya 'snake king' altar:

www.livescience.com/63652-maya-altar-discovered.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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A French scholar may have identified the model in Courbet's 'L'Origine du
Monde':

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-45637037

On teaching the humanities:

whitmanwire.com/news/2018/09/28/alumni-s...g-in-the-humanities/

... and rethinking the emphasis on STEM:

www.realclearpolicy.com/articles/2018/09...dead-end_110828.html

cf:

www.nber.org/papers/w25065
scholar.harvard.edu/files/kadeem/files/d...m_sept2018_final.pdf

On moving London Bridge to Arizona:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/the_...hat_crossed_an_ocean

Maybe Caravaggio didn't die of syphilis:

www.livescience.com/63702-caravaggio-died-of-sepsis.html

Latest solving-old-math-problem claim:

www.livescience.com/63668-riemann-hypoth...olution-critics.html

Feature on Thecla:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people...ible/who-was-thecla/

Interesting feature on the conservation of some samurai armour:

blog.britishmuseum.org/conserving-a-suit-of-samurai-armour/

Did Hokusai inspire Starry Night?:

www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/was-van-gog...ted-his-starry-night

Feature on Thomas Lipton:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-45548495

A very interesting antiquities case ... not sure where this goes:

www.krqe.com/news/investigations/larry-b...of-charge/1474192662

How France came up with the metric system:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180923-how-fr...ed-the-metric-system

Google was marking the discovery of the Altamira cave paintings:

www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2018/09/...mira-cave-paintings/

cf: elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/24/actualidad/1537769625_914876.html

Feature on drafts of *The Picture of Dorian Gray*:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/books/review/...ray-oscar-wilde.html

What hunter-gatherers tell us about cooperation:

www.sciencenews.org/article/way-hunter-g...ation-evolved?tgt=nr

Feature on Voltairine de Cleyre:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/obituaries/vo...ioncollection%2Farts

More on that letter of Galileo:

www.livescience.com/63654-galileo-original-letter-found.html
elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/26/actualidad/1537950242_882347.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-...-year-lie-180970392/

... and that letter of suffragette Annie Kenney:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-...ffragette-180970381/

More on the fight over the anthropocene or whatever it's being called:

www.sciencealert.com/scientists-feuding-...olocene-anthropocene
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Animal-Shaped Vessels:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/09/a...or-intoxicating-art/

Oceania:

theartnewspaper.com/preview/looted-canni...ademy-s-oceania-show

Seriously Funny:

news.yale.edu/2018/09/26/yale-art-galler...ing-value-caricature

Shine on Me:

www.dhmd.de/en/exhibitions/shine-on-me/

Rome: City and Empire:

www.canberratimes.com.au/national/act/ro...20180924-p505m3.html

Kitagawa Utamaro:

theartnewspaper.com/news/previously-unkn...t-the-british-museum

What Neil MacGregor is up to:

www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/1688888...-the-british-museum/
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/saturday-revi...n-100-gods-bcmxz03qt
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Grand Tour souvenirs:

www.christies.com/features/Souvenirs-fro...and-Tour-9406-1.aspx

A questionable bust of a Roman emperor went for a way-too-high price:

www.thestar.co.uk/news/broken-roman-empe...ld-auction-1-9367070

Qing Dynasty porcelain:

www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/3277735...perial-porcelains-of
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new CT technique takes examining ancient remains to the cellular level:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/rson-cte091818.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180925105834.htm
arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/new-ct-s...ew-of-a-mummys-hand/
pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/radiol.2018180945

What Carrie Heitman is up to:

www.dailynebraskan.com/culture/unl-anthr...53-6f46ede85383.html

Feature on LiDAR:

www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...ions-from-the-skies/

More on Cambridge University and their tree ring 'diary':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45525785
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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On climate change and London's 'Great Stink':

phys.org/news/2018-09-year-climate-action-victorian-london.html

Climate change is threatening sites on Orkney:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/09/25/c...lands-sea-level.html
www.sbs.com.au/news/saving-scotland-s-he...from-the-rising-seas

Joseph Manning received a major NSF grant to study climate change in
history:

news.yale.edu/2018/09/24/joseph-manning-...e-human-history-link

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Overviewish sort of thing on what DNA is telling us:

www.irishtimes.com/news/science/how-anci...ng-history-1.3639703

... and what DNA tells us about louse-borne relapsing fever:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/ancient-...ng-european-disease/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/

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PERFORMANCES
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On Judge Dee:

www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/lon...velling-mystery-tang

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CRIME BEAT
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Remembering a major theft from a Mexico City museum:

www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2018/09/26/el...nal-de-antropologia/

An art dealer sentenced for fraud:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/27/arts/design/a...ioncollection%2Farts

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/09/...-september-2018.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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A different sort of 'repatriation' ... the London Stone:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/23/...rns-to-its-city-home
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/london...ful-place-180970386/

Solomon Islanders want a 'cannibal trough' returned:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/solomon-...bal-trough-c0bg6xbg6

More on Egypt recovering a relief of Amenhotep I from the UK:

dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/24/egypt-retr...-from-karnak-temple/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the coins of the Ptolemies:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-anci...he-ptolemies-part-i/

A gold coin of John III:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/26/fir...-iii-ducas-vatatzes/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n38.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n39.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/


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OBITUARIES
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Shan Tianfang:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-45589713

Constance Sutton:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/26/obituaries/co...nce-sutton-dead.html

John Putnam:

www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/obituaries/john-putnam-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...er-22-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

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

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On Neanderthal 'health care practices':

phys.org/news/2018-10-neanderthal-health...rucial-survival.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoy-nhp100418.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004110042.htm

Neanderthal-like features in 450 000 years bp teeth from Italy:

phys.org/news/2018-10-neanderthal-like-f...ld-fossil-teeth.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-nfi092618.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003142903.htm

Looking at the teeth of homo antecessor (I don't think this is the same as the previous):

phys.org/news/2018-10-teeth-homo-anteces...nds-pleistocene.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-toh092618.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003142934.htm

Studying the role of viruses in human evolution:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004112547.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/suo-mhi092818.php
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/10/04/n...ed-humans-wiped-flu/
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/neand...netics-a8568446.html

More on Neanderthal fine motor skills:

cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/making-...sion-grips-not-power

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AFRICA
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Looking at some 90 000 years bp bone knives from the Dar es-Soltan 1 cave in Morocco:

phys.org/news/2018-10-bone-knife-morocco...est-specialized.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-bkf092618.php
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-bone...ppeared-early-africa
www.archaeology.org/news/7014-181004-morocco-bone-knife

Humans apparently delayed the onset of the Sahara Desert by 500 years:

phys.org/news/2018-10-humans-onset-sahara-years.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Czech mission in Egypt unearthed the tomb of a 5th Dynasty architect in
Giza:

www.egyptindependent.com/huge-tomb-from-...-discovered-in-giza/
www.radio.cz/en/section/news/czech-archa...ian-of-royal-affairs
www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-...t-egyptian-dignitary
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/02/c_129964873.htm
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/more-dig-f...-times-egypt-1194258

I think we mentioned this pair of sandstone stelae of Seti I and Ptolemy V from Aswan:

www.egyptindependent.com/archeologists-u...ptolemy-iv-in-aswan/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58372/Two-a...t-Temple-of-Kom-Ombo
egyptianstreets.com/2018/10/02/two-sands...-temple-of-kom-ombo/
www.livescience.com/63738-temple-engravi...warrior-pharaoh.html
www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018...content_64462093.htm
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/01/c_137504563.htm
www.newsweek.com/two-ancient-egyptian-ar...nique-temple-1149515
www.archaeology.org/news/7003-181001-egypt-komombo-temple

Two brothers were killed during an illegal excavation in Sohag:

www.egyptindependent.com/two-brothers-ki...ntiquities-in-sohag/

Zahi Hawass announced he was going to announce something:

www.egyptindependent.com/zahi-hawass-say...eological-discovery/

They're finding all sorts of things every day in Egypt:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58534/Arche...-some-cases%E2%80%9D

Analyzing proteins in pottery from Catal Hoyuk:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/mpif-coe100118.php
phys.org/news/2018-10-cuisine-early-farm...vealed-analysis.html

Not sure where to put this one on a 3000 years bp 'juglet' from Cyprus with traces of opium poppy in it:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoy-too100218.php
www.livescience.com/63733-mediterranean-...contained-opium.html
cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/04/research-show...opiates-not-perfume/
neoskosmos.com/en/122171/opium-found-in-...e-age-cyprus-vessel/
www.ekathimerini.com/233289/article/ekat...ncient-cyprus-vessel
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-45732811
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...europe-a8566741.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/an-ancient-fi...ze-age-jug-8m8jll7wj
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/brandnew...estors-traded-opium/
www.thedailybeast.com/did-archaeologists...f-ancient-drug-trade
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/residu...ge-juglet-180970469/
www.archaeology.org/news/7009-181003-base-ring-opiate

Syria has put a pile of recovered antiquities on display:

middle-east-online.com/en/syrias-recover...s-exhibited-damascus
www.timesofisrael.com/syrias-recovered-a...display-in-damascus/
www.yahoo.com/news/syrias-recovered-anti...opera-200532187.html
www.france24.com/en/20181003-syrias-reco...splay-damascus-opera
middle-east-online.com/en/syrias-recover...s-exhibited-damascus
www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Cultur...d-syrian-relics.ashx
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/syrias-recover...amascus-opera-137529
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/04/c_137510442.htm

Hyping all the finds in Saudi Arabia this year:

www.arabnews.com/node/1380196/saudi-arabia

Concertns for Fujairah petroglyphs:

www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/threaten...y-s-history-1.777440
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Bronze swords and other finds from a plundered Greek cemetery near Nemea:

phys.org/news/2018-10-bronze-swords-items-plundered-greek.html

... but they also announced the find of an intact Mycenean tomb there:

www.ekathimerini.com/233296/article/ekat...b-unearthed-in-nemea
greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/05/3500-year-...discovered-in-nemea/
www.archaeology.org/news/7013-181004-nemea-mycenaean-tomb

Latest 'enchanted garden' fully revealed at Pompeii (we had hints of this a while ago):

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...9d-0d509c94d91f.html
www.thelocal.it/20181005/in-photos-encha...n-discovered-pompeii
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-revea...-000-years-qm8bx7877
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/05/ench...T.mc_id=tmg_share_em
www.wthr.com/article/ancient-artwork-uncovered-ruins-pompeii

A pile of Roman statuary from Jerash:

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/several-%...s-zeus-and-aphrodite
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...be-3c18e470e034.html
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/greek-gem-...vered-jerash-1195268
www.archaeology.org/news/7012-181004-jerash-roman-sculptures

A Roman era burial from Cumbria:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-45718612
www.archaeology.org/news/7008-181002-england-roman-grave

Possible Roman military burials fro Northern Bulgaria:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31...es-roman-period.html
www.novinite.com/articles/192451/Possibl...nearthed+in+Bulgaria
www.archaeology.org/news/7011-181003-bulgaria-roman-burials

The annual feature on things found during Thessaloniki's metro construction:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/05/thes...t-ruins-archaeology/

Feature on Roman Falkirk:

www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/opinion/hid...ed-at-last-1-4809370

Concerns for the site of Sabratha:

www.jordantimes.com/news/region/%E2%80%9...-faces-libya-dangers
www.euronews.com/2018/10/04/ancient-roma...endangered-by-unesco
www.yahoo.com/news/jewel-roman-empire-fa...ngers-031921439.html
aawsat.com/english/home/article/1415141/...-faces-libya-dangers
middle-east-online.com/en/roman-jewel-libya-pockmarked-gunfire
dailycaller.com/2018/10/03/sabratha-amph...mmigrants-smugglers/

Publication of Jewish inscriptions found in Greece:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/05/athe...ons-found-in-greece/

Feature on warrior women in the ancient world (response to whining gamers):

theconversation.com/warrior-women-despit...male-fighters-104343

Review of Mary Beard, *How do we look*:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/mary-be...na-kylie-jenner.html

Review of the adaptation of Alice Oswald's *Memorial*:

www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/sep/30/me...homer-iliad-barbican

Assorted reviews of Assassin's Creed Odyssey:

www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/01/...-odyssey-ps4-review/
www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/10/round_up...aint_an_epic_picture
www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/01/...-odyssey-ps4-review/
www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertai...429ed4dbf3a0c654519d
techcrunch.com/2018/10/01/assassins-cree...wn-wondrous-sandbox/
mashable.com/article/assassins-creed-odyssey-review/
www.polygon.com/2018/10/3/17933806/assas...yssey-review-podcast
www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey...ed-odyssey-pc-review

... and if you're just wondering how 'historically accurate' it is:

www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey...istorically-accurate

A 'top ten' list of ancient Greek masterpieces:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/04/top-...-greek-masterpieces/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/...ek-masterpieces.html

Pondering the Roman Empire/Western Civilization connection:

www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/western-c...ns-jerusalem-london/

There seems to be ClassCon in this 'Undersong' exhibition/show:

www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-...-art-1003-story.html

Studying graffiti at the Temple of Zeus at Aizanoi:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/figures-of-cav...n-zeus-temple-137460
www.archaeology.org/news/7005-181002-turkey-temple-drawings

Something about Asterix:

www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/10/01/m...ren-with-astrix.html

Feature on Greek Revival architecture:

www.forbes.com/sites/reginacole/2018/10/...architectural-style/

Funding for a couple Roman walls in the UK:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45732393
www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...lp-preserve-15235040
home.bt.com/news/uk-news/2-million-lotte...walls-11364299828238

Some bad Latin in a political cartoon:

www.creators.com/read/ken-catalino/10/18/238578

More on the renewed digging on Samothrace:

www.archaeology.org/news/7004-181001-greece-samothrace-theater

More on that 'naked servant' tomb from Cumae:

www.livescience.com/63722-naked-servant-mural.html
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...-cumae-of-italy.html

More on that 'comic book' tomb in Beit Ras:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...omb-beit-ras-jordan/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...ent-grecoroman-tomb/
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 3000 years bp gold item from Cumbria:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/3000-year-old...8c75-fcfc0028a987-ds

Bronze Age pottery from Cambridge:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45735659

Remains of an Iron Age chariot and plenty of burials from a construction site in Pocklington:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/iron-age-ho...shire-town-1-9376726
www.archaeology.org/news/7006-181002-yorkshire-chariot-burial

The big news of the week has to be this eight-year-old girl (with a suitably epic name) pulling a 1500 years bp sword from a lake in Sweden (and being declared queen by the internet, of course):

www.livescience.com/63761-sweden-girl-pu...sword-from-lake.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/sw...ient-sword-from-lake
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45753455
www.newsweek.com/swedish-girl-called-sag...d-sword-lake-1153336
www.npr.org/654524234
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...53ac86395e2267395d55
www.sciencealert.com/eight-year-old-girl...doestern-lake-sweden
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/an-8year...red-her-their-queen/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eight-...dish-lake-180970482/

An 8th century burial from Torcello:

phys.org/news/2018-10-eighth-century-skeleton-torcello.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/ucfv-esf100118.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001114305.htm
pickle.nine.com.au/2018/10/03/11/37/head...-venice-impaled-pole

Searching for an 'uphill watercourse' engineered by Saint Eanswith:

www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/dig...cient-secret-190940/

Archaeologists have located the 'real Wolf Hall' in Wiltshire:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/02/real...hire-archaeologists/
www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/03/...-hilary-mantel-novel
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archae...e-seymour-180970464/

Studying the 80 years war:

elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/30/actualidad/1538326311_241582.html

The site of the Battle of Culloden is the latest site threatened by housing
development:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/30/...-battle-luxury-homes

... and Bosworth field appears to be lost:

www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/bat...r-track-archaeology/

I think we've had a version of this 'medieval Germans with tapeworms' story:

www.livescience.com/63758-medieval-tapeworms-human-diet.html

Funding for the Pilgrim Roots Project:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-45680380

On some WWI graffiti in a French cave:

www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/histor...-found-in-f/3537596/

More on the many sites (from various periods) found during pipeline construction in Albania:

www.euronews.com/2018/10/01/watch-pipeli...ent-sites-in-albania
www.tol.org/client/article/27985-albania...ap-pipeline-gas.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7001-181001-albania-ancient-cemetery
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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12 000 years bp petroglyphs from near Mahrashtra (India):

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45559300
nypost.com/2018/10/04/mystery-rock-carvi...ncient-civilization/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unknow...-rock-art-180970441/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mysterio...nexpected-creatures/
www.archaeology.org/news/7007-181002-india-rock-art

... and some other petroglyphs from Dindigul (I think these are different) dating to ca 3500 BCE:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nad.../article25093218.ece

A 7300 years bp female-head-shaped piece of pottery from China's Anhui
province:

www.ecns.cn/news/sci-tech/2018-10-02/det...fyyknzp7233837.shtml

Earliest evidence of the use of nutmeg as food:

www.washington.edu/news/2018/10/03/3500-...of-nutmeg-as-a-food/
phys.org/news/2018-10-year-old-pumpkin-s...ogists-earliest.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uow-3ps100318.php
www.zmescience.com/science/nutmeg-archaeology-05102018/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehis...se-nutmeg-180970478/

200 late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age burials from Yunnan:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/06/c_137514751.htm

A 17th century Durga sculpture from Marcel:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/16-...cleshow/66060603.cms

Looking into a 150 years bp shipwreck near Melbourne:

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-07/archaeolo...h-shipwreck/10346750

Ongoing concerns for Mohenjo Daro:

dailytimes.com.pk/305626/desperate-archa...ity-of-mohenjo-daro/

I think we had this 'oldest fishing nets' from Korea story a while ago:

www.hakaimagazine.com/news/possible-evid...-unearthed-in-korea/

On the legalities of collecting artifacts (Indian perspective):

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/pos.../article25127232.ece

Pondering 'robbing indigenous remains' (Australia):

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-05/film-shed...man-remains/10329764

A major fire at a historic wooden village in China:

www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/...lage-southern-chinas

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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The Adena pipe is shedding light on possible thyroid disease in early Ohio:

phys.org/news/2018-10-reveal-ancient-thy...disease-science.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoc-uar100318.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004100016.htm

Arrowheads from near Forked Creek (Illinois):

www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-sou...t-st-1004-story.html

Still seeking the origins of Fort Salem:

www.timesgazette.com/news/31378/origins-...nd-co-remain-unknown

... and Camp Security:

www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2018/10/...amp-site/1508794002/

Feature on Poverty Point:

www.news-journal.com/opinion/pool-the-ri...04-83f9a39355f2.html

Berkeley ponders how to handle Native American human remains:

www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-B...-Native-13270422.php

Studying newspaper attacks on Aaron Burr:

www.timesunion.com/local/article/Grondah...on-Burr-13275609.php

More on that 'woman in the iron coffin' from Queens:

www.livescience.com/63739-woman-in-iron-coffin.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/identity...in-finally-revealed/

More on the dig at Fort/Camp Douglas (Utah):

www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologis...acts-at-13270149.php
fox13now.com/2018/09/30/uniquely-utah-ar...p-from-fort-douglas/

More on lead poisoning and the Franklin Expedition:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/did-lead...d-arctic-expedition/

... and the recent finds:

www.livescience.com/63704-franklin-exped...facts-recovered.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7002-181001-erebus-artificial-horizon

More on the identification of the Lake Serpent shipwreck:

apnews.com/ceecc0f9727248459aa77e5025c7d539
www.wsbradio.com/news/national/mystery-s...PTdZXQhT1ce1KcOYSEN/
www.archaeology.org/news/7018-181005-ohio-shipwreck-examined
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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On the revival of interest in the pre-Hispanic ball game:

elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/28/la_s...38171470_920748.html

More on LiDAR and Maya remains in Guatemala:

www.osa-opn.org/home/newsroom/2018/octob...s_in_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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An interesting 500 years bp document reveals Henry VII's support for travellers to the New World:

www.livescience.com/63757-first-english-...yage-to-america.html
phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-english-voyage-america.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7016-181005-parchment-tax-roll

They've apparently authenticated the relics of St Ambrose:

www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/10/au...ambroses-relics.html

Studying early 'Hispano-American' maps:

phys.org/news/2018-10-hand-drawn-imitate...can-cartography.html

Pondering dog domestication vs being pals with wild varieties:

phys.org/news/2018-10-domesticated-dogs-werent-friend.html

Reflecting on human zoos:

www.npr.org/2018/09/26/649600217/where-h...es-its-colonial-past

On Samuel Morton's skull collection:

phys.org/news/2018-10-19th-century-skull-samuel-morton.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uop-ant092718.php

Latest on the Shroud of Turin and its chapel:

news.artnet.com/art-world/chapel-holy-shroud-reopens-1358287

The 2018 MacArthur fellows:

www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/

Cambridge has digitized one of Virginia Woolf's books:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45657689

Apparently we ignored James Cook's advice:

www.theguardian.com/australia-news/postc...he-advice-he-ignored

On the history of artifact collecting:

www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20181001/art...he-beginning-of-time

Feature on 'Chinook Jargon':

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181002-north-...y-forgotten-language

On early humans' belief in the afterlife:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/10/...ed-in-the-afterlife/

More on the model for Courbet's 'Origin of the World':

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/arts/design/c...in-of-the-world.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Bruegel:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oc...isches-museum-vienna
www.dw.com/en/the-pioneer-of-seek-and-fi...in-vienna/a-45709072
www.dw.com/en/pieter-bruegel-once-in-a-lifetime/g-45710032
www.insidebruegel.net/

Corot:

www.npr.org/2018/10/03/653704714/at-the-...eased?sc=ipad&f=1008
www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2018/corot-women.html

Germ City:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...4e9616c21_story.html
www.mcny.org/exhibition/germ-city

London 1938:

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/be...exhibition-from-1938

Stiles and Clap documents:

news.yale.edu/2018/10/02/beinecke-displa...history-founders-day

Berthouville Hoard:

www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-pu...d-of-ancient-si.html

Ribera:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181003-riber...e-vision-of-a-sadist
www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-o...era-art-of-violence/

200 years of Silent Night:

www.dw.com/en/celebrating-200-years-of-silent-night/a-45715825

From Madras to Bangalore:

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45506092
www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/from-madras-to-bangalore/

Rome: City and Empire:

theconversation.com/rome-city-empire-con...f-imperialism-104138
menafn.com/1097519378/Rome-CityEmpire-co...-cost-of-imperialism
www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/rome-city-and-empire

Pompeii:

www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communit...i-valley/1449181002/
www.vcstar.com/picture-gallery/news/loca...-exhibit/1502234002/

Funding for the Mystic Seaport Museum:

www.wnpr.org/post/mystic-seaport-museum-...ric-fishing-schooner

More on the Troy Museum:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/10/01/dr...ancient-city-of-troy

More reflections on the Brazil fire:

www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/kindling...es-are-irreplaceable
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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An Einstein letter is coming to auction:

www.livescience.com/63741-einstein-god-l...ioned-christies.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest virtual unravelling (but no revelation of content) of a burnt scroll comes from the 16th century:

phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-virtual...avel-burnt-16th.html

Very interesting imaging techniques applied to an ancient Egyptian sock:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/04/...k-from-ancient-egypt
www.archaeology.org/news/7017-181005-antinoupolis-child-sock

Using ZooMS to analyze bone material:

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...s-denisovans/571966/

They've generated som 3d models of the Sutton Hoo ship:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-45749285

Feature on LiDAR:

www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2018/1005/A...way-we-see-the-world

More on examining mummies at the cellular level:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ct...s-secrets-180970443/

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Studying the cooling effect of preindustrial fires:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003110429.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying Scythian genetic variation:

phys.org/news/2018-10-broad-genetic-vari...-caspian-steppe.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/su-bgv100318.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004112558.htm

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Xlendi:

www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20181...ry-off-xlendi.690337

Machu Picchu:

www1.folha.uol.com.br/turismo/2018/09/qu...picchu-no-peru.shtml

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CRIME BEAT
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All sorts of apparently purloined antiquities found buried in an sugar company executive's garden:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/21-.../article25146068.ece

Graffiti at a cave site in Sedona:

www.verdenews.com/news/2018/sep/30/tagge...historic-site-video/

Another bust in Syria:

www.urdupoint.com/en/world/smuggling-of-...ted-in-s-445563.html

Someone in Cyprus was selling fake antiquities:

cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/06/man-arrested-...ng-fake-antiquities/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/10/...-7-october-2018.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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Turkey is looking to retrieve some mosaics from the US:

www.yenisafak.com/en/arts-culture/turkey...s-in-a-month-3462508
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n39.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n40.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...er-29-september-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

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

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Finger bones from a Neanderthal child found in Poland suggest he/she had been eaten by a large bird:

www.livescience.com/63801-giant-bird-ate-neanderthal-child.html
www.newsweek.com/neanderthal-child-eaten...an-evolution-1157327
www.thefirstnews.com/article/oldest-bone...by-a-giant-bird-2561
www.cnn.com/2018/10/10/health/neandertha...iant-bird/index.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/poor-n...iant-bird-180970524/
www.archaeology.org/news/7020-181009-poland-neanderthal-child

Study connecting climate change to evolving tool-making abilities:

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

Feature on homo erectus:

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

More on Neanderthal DNA in modern humans:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/04/science/neand...l-genes-viruses.html
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AFRICA
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LiDAR helped to find the 'lost' city of Kweneng in South Africa:

www.bbc.com/news/av/world-africa-4583691...discovered-by-lasers

Rethinking when humans settled on Madagascar:

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

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

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

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

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

hyperallergic.com/453636/from-the-ptolem...d-coffin-to-die-for/

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

www.sciencealert.com/ancient-egyptian-st...imaging-dye-analysis
uk.news.yahoo.com/1-700-old-baby-sock-203900123.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history...n-fashion-180970501/

Remains of a Neolithic settlement in Jordan:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31...ttlement-jordan.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7030-181012-jor...neolithic-settlement

A 2300 years bp family burial sites in Canakkale:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-family...-in-canakkale-137656
www.yenisafak.com/en/news/family-grave-o...in-nw-turkey-3462980
www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/family-...in-nw-turkey/1275726

Possible evidence of a Hasmonean-era massacre in Jerusalem:

www.timesofisrael.com/mass-burial-site-u...-kings-bloody-reign/

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

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/2000-year-old-...lem-in-Hebrew-568973
www.timesofisrael.com/earliest-known-sto...-near-city-entrance/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/252967
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/earliest-eve...discovered-1.6545494
www.yahoo.com/news/2-000-old-inscription...-does-152231178.html
www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2018/10/09/4781539088137/
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...rusalem-inscription/
www.livescience.com/63786-jerusalem-ston...ion-archaeology.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7019-181009-isr...erusalem-inscription

Plans to study the 7th century abandonment of Hadrianopolis:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists...hadrianapolis-137824

Remains of a Byzantine church from northwestern Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/10/09/150...ed-in-turkeys-edirne

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

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/shobak-ca...aeval-time-uncovered

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

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/an...ilization-180970481/

... and a feature on Catal Hoyuk:

www.apollo-magazine.com/digging-down-int...keys-neolithic-city/

Feature on the site of Laodicea:

www.dailysabah.com/life/2018/10/08/the-7...church-of-revelation

Feature on eunuchs in the Bible:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...unuchs-in-the-bible/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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3600 years bp 'ritual objects' (maybe) from a site on Akrotiri:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/12/sant...new-findings-photos/
www.archaeology.org/news/7033-181012-akrotiri-minoan-shrine

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

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45829960
greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/12/58-a...f-the-century-video/
greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/12/greek-arch...ls-on-ancient-trade/
www.euronews.com/2018/10/11/ancient-ship...tale-of-trade-routes
www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Cultur...of-trade-routes.ashx
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-shipwr...-trade-routes-137821

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

metro.co.uk/2018/10/09/huge-roman-villa-...rk-and-ride-8019995/

Evidence of a Roman bridge in Utrecht:

www.utrechtcentral.com/news/society/roma...ed-in-utrecht-90466/

An inscription of the assembly of Apollonia Pontica:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/06/3rd...a-pontica-in-turkey/

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

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/16973699.roma...-improvement-scheme/
www.cumbriacrack.com/2018/10/08/roman-se...6-eden-valley-works/
www.gov.uk/government/news/roman-settlem...66-eden-valley-works
www.itv.com/news/border/2018-10-08/roman...nd-in-a66-roadworks/
www.cwherald.com/a/stories/roman-remains...by-thore.492860.html

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

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-45792091
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/hi...most-remote-15255581
www.machynlleth-today.co.uk/article.cfm?...news&searchyear=2018

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

phys.org/news/2018-10-people-died-body-fluid-vaporization.html
www.livescience.com/63807-vesuvius-victims-brains-boil.html
www.livescience.com/63813-photos-mount-vesuvius-victims.html
pickle.nine.com.au/2018/10/10/11/51/moun...-herculaneum-pompeii
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...9c7755e5a4ce595cda8f
www.kansascity.com/news/nation-world/article219795865.html
www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/...crackd-skulls-04254/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mount-...s-explode-180970504/
www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...archaeologists-find/
www.archaeology.org/news/7027-181011-herculaneum-boiled-blood

More on the 'enchanted garden'/shrine reveal at Pompeii:

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

On the Roman use of miltos:

cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/ancient-h...g-the-roman-red-dust

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

arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/ancient-...ing-of-a-roman-city/

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

news.gtp.gr/2018/10/08/lucky-visitors-ge...phipolis-kasta-tomb/

Living as a Stoic for a week:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/o...-hard-to-do-hungover

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

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

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

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoa-br101118.php
phys.org/news/2018-10-vampire-burial-reveals-efforts-child.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181012093005.htm
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ugnano-a8582371.html
www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/...te-of-vampire-child/
arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/fifth-ce...e-of-vampire-burial/

How Latin got woke:

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

Feature on ancient use of magic:

www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/dri...-olde-magic/10361560

Pondering the purpose of the Aeneid:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/10/15/is...empire-or-a-critique

What Anne Feltovich is up to:

www.hamilton.edu/news/story/professor-cl...on-roman-masculinity

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

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...europe-a8566741.html
www.thedailybeast.com/did-archaeologists...f-ancient-drug-trade

An account of an Odyssey reading:

www.underthebutton.com/article/2018/10/c...udent-british-accent

Emily Wilson's Odyssey translation is getting syllabus attention:

www.columbiaspectator.com/arts-and-enter...humanities-syllabus/

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

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/10/anci...-stanford-historian/
www.ibtimes.sg/ancient-greek-mythology-p...ays-top-expert-27720
metro.co.uk/2018/10/10/ancient-greek-myt...-even-alexa-8023013/
www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/7353...s-myths-legend-weird

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

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

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

www.jasoncolavito.com/blog/review-of-the...s-by-steve-p-kershaw

On Homer and the theory of spontaneous generation:

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

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

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

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

www.pcworld.com/article/3313058/gaming/a...-ancient-greece.html

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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Overviewish sort of thing on all the finds found during A14 construction:

www.huntspost.co.uk/news/a14-cambridge-t...ology-work-1-5727106

Using statistical methods to reconstruct the history of Medieval Zomoztegi:

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

A medieval church find in Tarnovgrad:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/10/02/int...ital-veliko-tarnovo/
www.archaeology.org/news/7026-181010-bulgaria-medieval-church

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

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...island-a8571536.html

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

www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/rare-...century-brooch-kerry

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

cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/12/icons-stored-...y-in-good-condition/

On what is in the shipwreck of the Vrouw Maria:

www.thedailybeast.com/catherine-the-grea...rce=articles&via=rss

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

www.tiranatimes.com/?p=138812

What Daniel Serra is up to:

www.lutherchips.com/6090/news/archaeolog...out-viking-age-food/

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

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-04-23/soldiers-...tary-history/9682294

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

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/06/world/europe/...id=nytcore-ios-share
www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/...ogy-viking-08102018/
www.cnn.com/2018/10/05/europe/sword-lake...eden-intl/index.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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200 late neolithic (and later) burials from Yunnan:

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

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

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai...cleshow/66155955.cms
www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nad.../article25173371.ece

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

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

Studying the Maori via fecal sterols:

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

Feature on the Silk Road (more or less):

www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/lon...jures-mysteries-silk

More on the earliest food use of nutmeg:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehis...se-nutmeg-180970478/

Review of a tome on Tasmania:

theconversation.com/a-fresh-perspective-...autiful-place-104248

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Wildfires reveal First Nations sites in British Columbia:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...l-wildfire-1.4861022

Digging a 17th century mission site in St Augustine:

www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/...n-florida/77-8280454
www.staugustine.com/news/20181009/myster...uncovered-at-mission
www.archaeology.org/news/7024-181010-flo...st-augustine-mission

Finds from Fort Miamis (Ohio):

www.toledoblade.com/local/daily-log/2018...abnpageversion=evoke

On German-American communities in the US:

www.dw.com/en/why-little-germany-disappe...s-history/a-45731400

Feature on Chinook Wawa:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181002-north-...y-forgotten-language

What Matthew Des Lauriers is up to:

csunshinetoday.csun.edu/csun-leaders/csu...n-coastal-migration/

More on the wreck of the Lake Serpent:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/underwate...lake-erie-180970503/

Review of Joanne Freeman, *Field of Blood*:

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

phys.org/news/2018-10-salt-mover-shaker-ancient-maya.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/lsu-sma100318.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181008183339.htm
www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/08/...d-salt-entrepreneurs
arstechnica.com/science/2018/10/stone-to...salt-and-dried-fish/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maya-b...alty-fish-180970499/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=27702
www.archaeology.org/news/7021-181009-belize-maya-salt

Pondering Easter Island's water supply:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/bu-eii100818.php
www.foxnews.com/science/easter-island-di...y-of-ancient-statues
www.archaeology.org/news/7031-181012-easter-island-water
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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Feature on the nude in Renaissance Art:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/deconstructing-myth...-in-renaissance-art/

The British army is reviving its 'monuments men' unit:

www.thenational.ae/world/europe/british-...acts-in-war-1.779781

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

elpais.com/elpais/2018/10/11/planeta_fut...39270914_609612.html

... and his link to the potato:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/10/0...-that-changed-world/

... and a feature on a map he used:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture-explo...y-secrets-new-world/

... and why America isn't named after him:

www.livescience.com/63778-why-america-no...ed-for-columbus.html

Generally, on Columbus Day:

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

On the history of the Teddy Bear:

www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod...teddy-bear-was-born/

Feature on 'bad' maps:

www.theguardian.com/books/gallery/2018/o...ate-maps-in-pictures

Feature on the Russian Revolution:

theconversation.com/world-politics-expla...an-revolution-100669

Feature on Tolstoy:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/review/...id=nytcore-ios-share

On navigating 'Ice Alley' in the 19th century:

www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod...as-deadly-for-ships/

They're still talking about the Salvator Mundi:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oc...nardo-insists-expert

A recovered stolen Stradivarius is lent to a student:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/09/arts/music/a-...oncollection%2Fmusic

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

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/mary-be...na-kylie-jenner.html

Review of Deborah Blum, *The Poison Squad*:

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/10/08/...-a-grisly-experiment

More on Henry VII financing English voyages to the Americas:

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

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/oct/10/...ic-brexit-stonehenge
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/10/brit...nge-exhibition-show/
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-45811369
www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/nat...lations-with-europe/
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/stone-age-i...tal-expose-1-9390263

Bruegel:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181005-brueg...ost-enduring-puzzles
www.bruegel2018.at/

DaVinci Faces:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/arts/design/l...ncollection%2Fdesign

Women of the Northern Coalfield:

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

Frida Kahlo:

hyperallergic.com/465132/a-frida-kahlo-e...-48-hours-in-london/

Afro Atlantic Histories:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/a...ioncollection%2Farts

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

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/12/arts/design/h...t-forum-germany.html

Strange claim by the BM that 'not everything was looted':

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/12/...-defends-collections

... and the BM has a new Islamic gallery:

www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-4...re-at-british-museum

An explosion at a Madrid Museum:

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

Feature on the Etruscan Museum at the Villa Giulia:

www.wantedinrome.com/yellowpage/national...-giulia-in-rome.html

The Met's Heavenly Bodies set records:

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

www.forbes.com/sites/felicitycarter/2018...n-show-this-weekend/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using a drone to survey damage to a 12th century object at the Met:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/07/nyregion/a-12...tury-technology.html

Using laser technology to study and preserve Sanilac Petroglyphs:

www.chron.com/news/article/Thumb-petrogl...hnology-13302919.php

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

www2.philly.com/philly/news/unlocking-th...-mummy-20181007.html
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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A grant to study the historic links between Nile flooding and volcano
eruptions:

news.yale.edu/2018/09/24/joseph-manning-...e-human-history-link

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to track Chinese migration:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/science/china...id=nytcore-ios-share

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Athens:

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

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PERFORMANCES
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Some background for Rufus Wainwright's Hadrian opera:

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

... other coverage:

montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/...heights-with-hadrian
www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/hadrian-coc-wainwright-1.4857531

Pelleas and Melisande:

theconversation.com/decoding-the-music-m...and-melisande-104691

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

www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Treas...dig-for-13291694.php

Vandals hit the Old Mission Santa Barbara:

www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-old...-20181010-story.html

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

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

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/31...arcophagus-lid-.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...-Kuwait-Interna.aspx
egyptianstreets.com/2018/10/09/smuggled-...n-embassy-in-kuwait/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58656/Egypt...n-smuggled-to-Kuwait
www.archaeology.org/news/7029-181011-egypt-coffin-lid

The UK returned a couple of Etruscan items to Italy:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...8e-94006370813d.html

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

www.thenational.ae/world/europe/egyptian...ra-s-needle-1.780170

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

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

More on Easter Islanders wanting Moai back from the BM:

www.latercera.com/la-tercera-pm/noticia/...reina-isabel/347864/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n40.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n41.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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OBITUARIES
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Cindy R. Lobel:

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

William Helfand:

www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/obituaries/wi...ncollection%2Fdesign

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...ember-6-october-2018
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CONFERENCES
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CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

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

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Richard Miller, Alfred Kriman, Kris Curry, 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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Study suggests 170 000- 80 000 bp tools found in China were made there, not
brought:

phys.org/news/2018-11-stone-tools-analysis-theories-human.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181119160256.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/uow-ta111518.php
www.zmescience.com/science/anthropology/...thropology-19112018/
www.ecns.cn/news/2018-11-20/detail-ifyzwcft9470897.shtml
theconversation.com/new-dates-for-ancien...ex-technology-106914
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/china-s-m...-age-technique-found
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=29353
www.archaeology.org/news/7154-181119-china-levallois-technique

On Uranium-Lead dating in the Cradle of Humankind (South Africa):

phys.org/news/2018-11-evolution-south-af...in-fair-weather.html
phys.org/news/2018-11-age-caves-cradle-humankindand.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181121142446.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/uoct-esa112018.php
theconversation.com/how-we-calculated-th...hy-it-matters-104856

Comparing Denisovans and Neanderthals:

www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/24/...y-dna-finder-project

Nice feature on human evolution:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/science/human...lution-hominins.html
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AFRICA
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Humans are not to blame (apparently) for ancient mammal extinctions in
Africa:

phys.org/news/2018-11-human-ancestors-blame-ancient-mammal.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/uou-han112018.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/asu-eha111818.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181123135011.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46306622
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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[I confess the coverage of finds from Egypt this week is confusing ...
first two items may or may not overlap!]

A pair of finds from Luxor were revealed together this week -- a 3000 years bp female mummy sarcophagus and a tomb of a mummification overseer (which I think was reported before):

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/24/egyp...covered-luxor-tombs/
www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46329051
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/25/mu...rs-unveiled-in-egypt
www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-unveils-anci...very-nice-paintings/
www.arabnews.com/node/1410386/art-culture
www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/egypt/e...ned-coffin-1.6680462
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/25/c_137629002.htm

... and there was a find of a tomb of a priest and his wife (I think this is different than the above):

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...eveals-wellpres.aspx
ww.egyptindependent.com/new-pharaonic-to...ntiquities-minister/
phys.org/news/2018-11-egypt-unveils-pharaonic-tomb-luxor.html
www.arabtimesonline.com/news/pharaonic-tomb-discoverd-in-luxor/

Stone blocks from Matariya bear the name of one of Ramses II's engineers:

phys.org/news/2018-11-blocks-egypt-famed-pharaoh-builder.html
ww.egyptindependent.com/new-discoveries-...ntiquities-ministry/
www.tribtown.com/2018/11/21/ml-egypt-antiquities-5/
www.thestar.com/news/world/2018/11/21/bl...araohs-engineer.html

Opeddish sort of thing on possible tombs-to-be-found in Egypt:

inews.co.uk/culture/ancient-egypt-undisc...tombs-chris-naunton/

Feature on conservation work at the Ipet temple in Karnak:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...-Luxor-continue.aspx

Arguing over 'modern use' of ancient monuments in Egypt:

english.alarabiya.net/en/features/2018/1...-wedding-halls-.html

Remains of a large Neolithic settlement in southern Jordan:

jordantimes.com/news/local/polish-archae...ment-southern-jordan

A burial is suggesting human occupation of Tehran some 7000 years bp:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/429636/Evidence...ehran-by-6-600-years

A Bronze Age game board from Azerbaijan:

www.sciencenews.org/article/bronze-age-g...led-stone-azerbaijan

A new chunk of the Epic of Gilgamesh has been translated:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/n...epic-trump-gilgamesh
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ancient-sex-s...ce-as-epic-ng03tblxh

Suggestion that a meteor blast destroyed settlements in the Dead Sea region some 3700 years bp:

www.sciencenews.org/article/exploding-me...dead-sea-communities
www.timesofisrael.com/evidence-of-sodom-...tion-say-scientists/
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...ee8cbd706acd2afab9e2
www.newsweek.com/biblical-city-sodom-was...id-explosion-1227339

... see also (for the ASOR abstract ... perhaps):

www.hou.usra.edu/meetings/metsoc2017/pdf/6001.pdf

... the paper *might* still be available at:

www.researchgate.net/publication/286450259

Analysis of 3600 years bp tomb offerings at a Canaanite burial at Megiddo suggest vanilla was being used:

www.timesofisrael.com/residue-found-in-3...-history-of-vanilla/
arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/israeli-...ise-vanilla-extract/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vanill...e-thought-180970862/
www.sciencenews.org/article/bronze-age-t...st-known-use-vanilla
www.archaeology.org/news/7153-181119-israel-megiddo-vanilla

A 3000 years bp 'beka' weight from Jerusalem:

www.timesofisrael.com/straight-from-the-...arthed-in-jerusalem/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-sec...em-sifting-1.6676037
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Half-shekel-fr...City-of-David-572423
www.israelnationalnews.com/Album.aspx/5/124104
www.jta.org/2018/11/22/news-opinion/ston...rst-temple-uncovered
www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusale...-project/2018/11/21/
www.cityofdavid.org.il/en/news/new-disco...beka%E2%80%9D-weight

A very large 'ceremonial hall' beneath a Crusader Castle at Montfort:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ern-israel-1.6677324

Ongoing concerns for the site of ancient Babylon:

www.npr.org/2018/11/24/669272204/in-iraq...s-of-ancient-babylon

Feature on the British School of Archaeology in Iraq:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/11/British-Sc...-of-Archaeology-Iraq

Feature on spices mentioned in the Bible:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien.../bible-herbs-spices/

Syrians and Kurds are arguing over protection of 'national antiquities':

www.kurdistan24.net/en/news/31018573-d80...89-a7b6-5468f80ba5d5

Lawrence Schiffman on how the MoB's DSS were exposed as fakes:

lawrenceschiffman.com/buyer-beware-how-f...-by-high-tech-tests/

Haven't had a Noah's Ark claim in a long time:

en.mehrnews.com/news/139776/Archaeologis...-Ark-landing-in-Iran

More coverage of the latest Huqoq mosaic finds:

www.timesofisrael.com/newly-revealed-5th...and-secular-imagery/
aleteia.org/2018/11/19/see-the-freshly-u...y-israeli-synagogue/
www.archaeology.org/news/7158-181121-israel-huqoq-mosaics

More on that purported image of a young Jesus in a desert monastery:

www.jpost.com//Israel-News/New-depiction...ert-monastery-572445

More on Egyptian astronomers knowing about variable stars:

www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2018/11/...uropean-astronomers/

More on that 3700 years bp woman+fetus burial:

www.livescience.com/64126-egypt-skeleton...ant-woman-fetus.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage (and plenty of spins) on the discovery of a fresco depicting Leda and the Swan:

phys.org/news/2018-11-sensual-goddess-fr...ancient-pompeii.html
www.nytimes.com/2018/11/25/world/europe/...-leda-swan-zeus.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/19/ta...edroom-art-uncovered
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/21/coul...mpeiis-saucy-murals/
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46265708
www.dw.com/en/mythical-sex-scene-fresco-...n-pompeii/a-46369815
www.standard.co.uk/news/world/amazing-fr...ompeii-a3994306.html
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...34-4e7d84018c52.html
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...b9-587010709224.html
www.thelocal.it/20181120/erotic-fresco-p...ii-leda-and-the-swan
eu.greekreporter.com/2018/11/20/sensual-...scovered-in-pompeii/
www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article...ancient-13404690.php
metro.co.uk/2018/11/20/woman-looks-direc...pompeii-art-8157642/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-stu...in-pompeii-1.6662327
www.independent.ie/world-news/archaeolog...a-swan-37543660.html
www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/uk-world-...sco-pompeii-15439655
www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/leda-...ompeii-a3996121.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-apos-sensual-a...nting-145000152.html
nationalpost.com/news/world/sensual-godd...ient-pompeii-bedroom
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/20/c_137618205.htm
www.newsweek.com/pompeii-archaeologists-...th-leda-swan-1221959
www.apollo-magazine.com/fresco-of-leda-a...scovered-in-pompeii/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-...nearthed-in-pompeii/
www.archaeology.org/news/7152-181119-pompeii-leda-swan

... and an analysis:

qz.com/quartzy/1470123/a-pompeii-fresco-...has-been-discovered/

A Roman coin hoard (from 2016) from Leintwardine:

www.herefordtimes.com/news/17233713.roma...north-herefordshire/

A very interesting Greek inscription from Antandros:

www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/2-200-y...stern-turkey/1315384

... and one found by a fisherman in Slovenia (I think):

english.sta.si/2577948/fisherman-discove...n-tombstone-in-river

The site of Limnai has been found (we may have mentioned this):

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/11/21/ar...n-turkeys-west-coast

Finds from Trikala:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/11/23/anci...bronz-age-artifacts/

Evidence of a Roman site under a football pitch in Hull:

www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/anc...hiding-under-2252275

I think we mentioned this 'lost' Roman town found in East Yorkshire:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/lost-roman-...-yorkshire-1-9458129

Feature on finds from Doliche (especially the Roman baths):

www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/r...bath-syria-05112018/

Feature on the Caelian Hill and archaeology:

www.world-archaeology.com/features/under-the-lateran/

Plenty of Greek shipwrecks off the coast of Albania ... are being looted:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/11/20/doze...-off-albanian-coast/
phys.org/news/2018-11-looters-plunder-al...unken-treasures.html

There's a major fight going on over the Villa Torlonia sculptures:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/22/ital...feud-worlds-largest/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/romans-go-to-...ncient-art-5kll99qqj

Feature on the Nike of Samothrace:

mymodernmet.com/winged-victory-of-samothrace/

Rethinking Roman persecution of Christians:

www.thedailybeast.com/did-christian-hist...rce=articles&via=rss

A guide to Euripides:

theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classic...he-patriarchy-106151

On Ptolemaic incest:

www.avclub.com/move-over-lannisters-no-o...urder-lik-1830399087

Feature on Jim Mellas' efforts to have the Parthenon Marbles returned to
Athens:

greekcitytimes.com/2018/11/20/bringing-t...e-parthenon-marbles/

Latest virtual reality treatment for Rome:

www.france24.com/en/20181121-virtual-rea...ancient-rome-bit-bit
www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/virtual-reality-...bit-by-bit-1.4187595
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...fd-16ac2aee37e7.html

They've recreated the helmet from the Staffordshire hoard:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/nov/23/...hire-hoard-recreated
www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/s...-pictures-and-video/

A Herculean art project:

news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/11/classic...tue-art-installation

Pondering what we owe Rome:

www.jotdown.es/2018/11/que-le-debemos-a-roma/

More on the find of Tenea:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/opinion/a-city-lost-and-found.html

More on Roman bathroom humour:

www.thedailybeast.com/sexual-puns-found-...ient-ruins-in-turkey
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 possible Celtic chariot burial (!) from Wales:

www.tivysideadvertiser.co.uk/news/pembro...pembrokeshire-field/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-46294000
www.archaeology.org/news/7159-181121-wales-chariot-burial

Excavations in Ribe (Denmark) suggest Vikings were sophisticated urban planning folk:

www.theguardian.com/cities/2018/nov/20/a...violent-raiders-ribe

Remains of a 'handless monk' were found near that porpoise burial mentioned a while ago:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/21/...om-hue-near-guernsey

A 13th century solid gold reliquary from a medieval church site in the Trapesitsa Fort:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/11/14/wor...rias-veliko-tarnovo/
www.archaeology.org/news/7156-181120-bulgaria-gold-reliquary

More HS2 archaeology hype:

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...-settlement-15329660

A large Ottoman hoard discovered by prisoners in Pleven (Bulgaria):

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/11/19/pri...in-bulgarias-pleven/

Assorted Ottoman-era finds from near the Slovakia-Hungary border:

spectator.sme.sk/c/20955176/archaeologic...pean-importance.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7155-181120-slovakia-clay-disc

They've been straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46300789
www.cnn.com/travel/article/leaning-tower...scli-intl/index.html

More on rethinking the composition of the Domesday book:

phys.org/news/2018-11-historian-story-en...erated-domesday.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Not sure if we mentioned these Han Dynasty bamboo slips from a burial in
Shanxi:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/20/c_137619707.htm

Western Han tombs from Fuzhou:

www.china.org.cn/china/2018-11/22/content_74198525.htm

Kushan era coins from a site in Baghpat:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/...cleshow/66672322.cms

Excavating a 19th century cottage in Arrowtown:

www.odt.co.nz/news/the-south-today/archa...th-arrowtown-cottage

Feature on Woollarawarre Bennelong:

www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/...alias-first-diplomat
theconversation.com/why-we-should-rememb...ed-beside-him-107280

Colonial Australia was concerned about deaths of Aborigines in prison:

theconversation.com/colonial-australia-w...hs-in-custody-107268

Bringing in drones to help save the Great Wall:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-46015900

Feature on Nanjing's 'Great Wall':

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06jpl8v/The-othe...t-Wall-no--one-knows

Feature on Jomon ceramics:

www.apollo-magazine.com/precocious-potters-ancient-japan-jomon/

Feature on the Sentinelese people and their history:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/world/asia/an...lese-missionary.html

More on that 'money tree' in a Sichuan tomb:

www.china.org.cn/arts/2018-11/18/content_73376751.htm

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Archaeology is helping the Rappahannock people reclaim their
status/heritage:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/virginia-po...dbf9d4fed_story.html

Archaeology renews an argument over the oldest town in Connecticut:

phys.org/news/2018-11-resurrects-feud-town-state-oldest.html
www.tribtown.com/2018/11/18/us-first-town-feud/
whdh.com/news/dig-resurrects-a-feud-over...connecticuts-oldest/
pictorial.jezebel.com/archaeologists-sti...ud-betwee-1830534733
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/newly-...st-towns--180970876/

... related:

www.courant.com/community/wethersfield/h...-20181114-story.html

More items retrieved from the wreck of the Whydah:

www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/11/23/mor...Gg3MQ3kCO/story.html

Feature on the dig at Princeton Battlefield State Park:

www.njtvonline.org/news/video/excavating...inceton-battlefield/

A Jim Crow era mass grave in Texas may get in the way of school
construction:

www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/19...chools-construction/

An archaeological assessment at a train station site in Barrie is taking longer than expected:

www.barrietoday.com/local-news/archaeolo...han-expected-1130674

A Utah mining company has decided to leave some petroglyphs in place rather than moving them:

www.ksl.com/article/46431557/company-to-...petroglyphs-in-place

On the fate of the Anacostans:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/2...g-members-centuries/

What modern society can learn from the Hopewell:

www.dispatch.com/news/20181118/archaeolo...conducted-themselves

On Lincoln and American Thanksgiving:

www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2018/11/20...ion-abraham-lincoln/

On Benjamin Franklin and his non-connection to turkey:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/2...encounters-with-him/

Plenty of Thanksgiving revisionism in this one:

www.nytimes.com/2017/11/21/us/thanksgivi...yths-fact-check.html

... and here:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...pilgrim-archaeology/

How/why the Pilgrims survived:

www.livescience.com/64154-why-the-pilgrims-survived.html

The Pilgrims apparently had massive debt:

www.pbs.org/newshour/economy/what-you-di...hey-had-massive-debt

The story of Stephen Hopkins may cause a 'pilgrim story' rethink:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/opinion/thank...tans-democracy-.html

Review of W.F. Brundage, *Civilizing Torture*:

www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-civilizin...-20181122-story.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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First human remains from Joya de Ceren:

www.arabnews.com/node/1409636/offbeat
news.mb.com.ph/2018/11/23/first-human-re...adors-mayan-pompeii/

Feature on the excavations at Pachacamac:

www.world-archaeology.com/features/pacha...wer-in-ancient-peru/

Feature on the economic activities of the coastal Maya in Belize:

www.hakaimagazine.com/features/hidden-co...of-the-ancient-maya/
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 one on Egypt and ancient Sicily:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...08-09d21b722f2a.html

On Blackbeard and other pirates as heroes of democracy (!):

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/opinion/black...ate-golden-age-.html

Pondering Kaiser Wilhelm:

www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/w...oofus-runs-an-empire

Feature on the first hot air balloon:

www.dw.com/en/the-montgolfi%C3%A8re-the-...r-balloon/g-46391500

Pondering a meteor strike's possible impact on humans:

science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6416/738?rss=1

Feature on Matisse's Odalisques:

daily.jstor.org/the-colonialist-gaze-of-matisses-odalisques/

On the UK's newest 'Monuments Men/Man":

theartnewspaper.com/news/the-uk-revives-its-monuments-men

Feature on a pile of ancient engineers:

interestingengineering.com/13-engineers-...ty-and-their-marvels

Feature on ochre:

www.livescience.com/64138-ochre.html

On the racy side of Shakespeare:

theconversation.com/friday-essay-50-shad...xed-things-up-106783

Rodin's 'The Kiss' is in Ipswich:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-46321887
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46320666

Latest 18th century schoolboy doodles find:

www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/20/ei...-library-is-restored

On 'drawing' history:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/opinion/how-w...ou-draw-history.html

A Michelangelo 'what if' novel:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/wh...nt-to-constantinople

Feature on Voltaire:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-volta...laywright-180970854/

Hype for an archaeology conference at Paestum:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/regions...5a-08f39edaff88.html

More on the identification of some bronzes as being done by Michelangelo (based on abs and toes!):

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sculpt...helangelo-180970839/

More on the worst year in history to be a human:

www.livescience.com/64132-worst-year-ever-536.html
www.cnn.com/2018/11/20/health/worst-year...scli-intl/index.html
www.wtva.com/content/national/500927992.html
science.sciencemag.org/content/362/6416/733?rss=1
www.archaeology.org/news/7151-181116-volcano-ice-core
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Gainsborough:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/no...-family-album-review

Crete: Emerging Cities:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...c-art-in-athens.html

Monumentality:

www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/9688...monumentality-opens-

Middle Ages in 50 Objects:

www2.philly.com/philly/entertainment/art...o-tell-20181123.html

Ashurbanipal:

aleteia.org/2018/11/23/the-horrible-hist...rians-comes-to-life/
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/no...dator-or-human-enemy

Marking the anniversary of the Egyptian Museum in Cairo:

www.egyptindependent.com/egyptian-museum...s-116th-anniversary/
aawsat.com/english/home/article/1472221/...cca-antiquity-lovers
www.arabnews.com/node/1408146/middle-east

On pop up museums in Libya:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/11/Pop-Up-Museums

Some museum acquisition humour:

local.theonion.com/metropolitan-museum-a...ther-vase-1830499658

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THE TECHY SIDE
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John Bellingham is the latest facial reconstruction getting press attention:

phys.org/news/2018-11-revealing-infamous...century-british.html

Applying facial recognition software to Civil War photos:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/facial...otographs-180970863/

Applying proteomics to art, manuscripts, and the like:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/do...-the-key-to-the-past

The Inside Bruegel project:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/arts/design/b...chnology-layers.html
tourism.khm.at/en/explore-experience/exh...lights/2018-bruegel/

Ice cores suggest the transition from gold to silver coinage in Europe happened 25 years earlier than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2018-11-laser-technology-u...edieval-secrets.html
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change theatens historic lighthouses around the US:

phys.org/news/2018-11-sea-threatening-historic-lighthouses.html

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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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Birthplace of the modern apple:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181120-the-bi...-of-the-modern-apple

Leon:

elpais.com/cultura/2018/11/15/actualidad/1542273230_485714.html

Belize:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181118-belize...-caribbean-community
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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on Fanny Mendelssohn:

www.bbc.com/news/av/world-46261010/the-u...er-fanny-mendelssohn

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CRIME BEAT
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I think we mentioned this stolen Byzantine mosaic (from Cyprus) being found:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46252520

... and its return:

www.yahoo.com/news/looted-st-mark-mosaic...yprus-004609752.html
www.financialmirror.com/news-details.php?nid=36145
www.wsbradio.com/entertainment/repatriat...C0J0UxX26Z9AIbpCyzM/
fr.aleteia.org/2018/11/22/chypre-le-gran...isage-de-saint-marc/

A bust in Igoumenitsa:

www.ekathimerini.com/234881/article/ekat...ion-of-ancient-coins

... and Famagusta:

cyprus-mail.com/2018/11/23/man-arrested-...s-found-at-his-home/

Overviewish thing on looting of sides in the western Mediterranean:

www.livescience.com/64130-middle-east-lo...irit-possession.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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A report suggests that France should return a pile of items to Africa:

www.franceculture.fr/droit-justice/resti...?#Echobox=1542865805
www.france24.com/en/20181123-report-call...ring-colonial-period
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/21/fr...art-treasures-macron
www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/arts/design/f...voy-sarr-report.html
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...report-a8646611.html
qz.com/africa/1473023/france-should-retu...tifacts-says-report/
www.dw.com/en/french-art-dealers-angry-a...-returned/a-46410445
www.reuters.com/article/us-africa-france...an-art-idUSKCN1NS1GH
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/french...-artworks-180970872/

... related feature on things looted from Africa:

www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-45406557
www.eurasiatimes.org/en/23/11/2018/europ...reasures-in-museums/

... and the Quai Branley Museum is returning some Benin Bronzes:

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-24/france-re...restitution/10551402
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-46324174
www.smh.com.au/world/europe/france-to-re...20181124-p50i4o.html
fox40.com/2018/11/24/france-to-return-26...-artifacts-to-benin/

Latest on the Rapa Nui's appeal to the British Museum:

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/20/ea...m-return-moai-statue
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-46222276
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/20/east...um-return-spiritual/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britis...nd-statue-180970878/
www.latercera.com/nacional/noticia/evalu...ondres-chile/410603/
www.latercera.com/nacional/noticia/emoci...elta-la-isla/409294/
www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/easter-island...statue-a3996376.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britis...nd-statue-180970878/

... related opeds:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/21/woul...british-museum-gave/
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/n...tatue-britain-museum

The British Museum is returning a number of Benin Bronzes to Nigeria:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-museu...to-nigeria-nspwdgnq0

The missing pieces of the Gypsy Girl mosaic have been returned to Turkey:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gypsy-girl-mo...-to-turkey-v3s27wgkp
www.sent-trib.com/news/mosaics-on-the-mo...1a-7ffd671411f3.html
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/missing-pi...urned-turkey-1215644
ahvalnews.com/gypsy-girl/missing-pieces-...mosaic-coming-turkey

Switzerland returned a number of items to Egypt:

www.egyptindependent.com/switzerland-han...-artifacts-to-egypt/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/60815/Egypt...26-ancient-artifacts

Some opeds:

theconversation.com/returning-looted-art...hat-made-them-107479
www.expatica.com/fr/news/country-news/Fr...Britain_2229911.html

Canada appears to be returning some items to Jordan:

www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/11/r12...ry-to-the-minister-o
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n46.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n47.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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OBITUARIES
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Clara Hallett:

www.royalgazette.com/news/article/201811...ie-hallett-1926-2018

Michael Metcalf:

www.theguardian.com/education/2018/nov/1...ael-metcalf-obituary

Karl Baipakov:

www.inform.kz/en/outstanding-kazakhstani...passed-away_a3463877

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...ber-17-november-2018
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CONFERENCES
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Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Richard Miller, Frank MacKay, Adrienne Mayor, Jona Lendering, Don Buck, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... family function today so we're earlier than usual!

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Evidence of toolmaking 2.4 million years bp from Algeria:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/aaft-csa112618.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181129142407.htm
phys.org/news/2018-11-stone-tools-date-early-humans.html
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-homo...-africa-arabia-early
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/30/24-m...-upend-human-origin/
www.cnn.com/2018/11/30/world/human-tools...tml?no-st=1543605520
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07570-z
elpais.com/elpais/2018/11/29/ciencia/1543492747_755404.html
www.dw.com/en/algeria-the-new-cradle-of-civilization/a-46515910
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...peless-place/576967/
theconversation.com/human-ancestors-may-...very-suggests-107834
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3051
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/24millio...-human-origin-story/
www.archaeology.org/news/7172-181129-north-africa-hominins

An Acheulean presence in the Arabian peninsula ca 190 000 years bp:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/mpif-stl112618.php
phys.org/news/2018-11-stone-tools-linked-ancient-human.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181129100030.htm
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3053
www.livescience.com/64203-ancient-hominins-saudi-arabia.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7175-181130-saudi-arabia-acheulean

Again with the human/Neanderthal interbreeding fascination:

phys.org/news/2018-11-multiple-instances...anderthal-early.html
www.livescience.com/64189-neanderthals-a...s-interbreeding.html

Evidence of a human presence on the Tibetan plateau some 30-40 000 years bp:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/caos-nas112918.php
phys.org/news/2018-11-archaeological-sit...tation-timeline.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181129142426.htm
www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-age-pe...tan-plateau-thin-air
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/...occupation-migation/
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/...plateau-tools-found/
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/high-plai...sed-for-30-000-years
www.archaeology.org/news/7173-181129-high-altitude-tools

Paleolithic cave art from across Europe suggests 'relatively advanced'
knowledge of astronomy:

phys.org/news/2018-11-prehistoric-cave-art-reveals-ancient.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/uoe-pca112718.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181127111025.htm
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/cave...-the-stars-rpcvdd8cm
www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/...-astronomy-28112018/
www.forbes.com/sites/bridaineparnell/201...isticated-star-maps/
www.archaeology.org/news/7168-181128-cave-art-constellations

On Neanderthal trading relations:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/arsc-apf112918.php
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AFRICA
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Feature on Christianborg Castle (Accra):

menafn.com/1097742592/Slavers-in-the-fam...about-Ghanas-history

More on humans being off the hook for African megafauna extinctions in the
past:

www.archaeology.org/news/7163-181126-afr...megafauna-extinction
www.heritagedaily.com/2018/11/human-ance...ons-in-africa/122189
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Eight late period mummies from the Dashur necropolis:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/31...d-in-Dahshur-ne.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61104/8-cof...cal-area-of-Dahshour
egyptianstreets.com/2018/11/28/egyptian-...grounds-in-dahshour/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-eight-mum...d-sarcophagi-1237050
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...dashur-a8659741.html
www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/archaeo...e-of-mummies/1323249
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/archaeolog...es-near-giza-1219826
www.philstar.com/world/2018/11/28/187264...ight-ancient-mummies
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ancient-mummie...-Amenemhat-II-573108
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...8b149e4e93d78ee2cf3f
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...s-discovery-pyramid/
www.archaeology.org/news/7171-181129-dashur-royal-necropolis

A Middle Kingdom tomb from Luxor "with very nice paintings":

www.livescience.com/64174-mummies-in-luxor-tombs.html
www.livescience.com/64164-photos-mummies-luxor.html
www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-unveils-anci...very-nice-paintings/
www.china.org.cn/arts/2018-11/26/content_74208343.htm
ww.egyptindependent.com/antiquities-mini...eological-discovery/

A Chinese delegation is excavating at Luxor's Montu Temple:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-11/27/c_137633110.htm
www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018...content_74223885.htm

Restoration of a Ramses II statue has started:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61156/Resto...-of-Ramses-II-begins

More on those two mummies (17th and 18th Dynasty) mentioned last week:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/...opolis-a8650866.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2018/nov/25/mu...rs-unveiled-in-egypt
news.artnet.com/art-world/egypt-female-mummy-1402603
www.cnn.com/travel/article/egypt-mummy-w...iled-intl/index.html
abcnews.go.com/International/13th-centur...or/story?id=59418449
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/well-p...ecropolis-180970902/
www.archaeology.org/news/7160-181126-egypt-luxor-sarcophagi

A 9000 years bp stone mask from the West Bank:

www.livescience.com/64199-rare-neolithic-stone-mask.html
www.timesofisrael.com/9000-year-old-mask...dawn-of-agriculture/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/9000-year-old-...-Hebron-Hills-573012
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/255386
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5416546,00.html
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...industry/2018/11/28/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...nk-settler-1.6698074
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46376993
www.france24.com/en/20181128-israel-unveils-rare-ancient-mask
www.newsweek.com/creepy-9000-year-old-ma...ed-west-bank-1238887
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/incredib...iscovered-in-israel/
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...archaeology-forgery/
www.archaeology.org/news/7167-181128-neolithic-stone-mask

... and some concerns:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/...mask-discovered.html

Evidence of Canaanite trepanation at Megiddo:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ern-israel-1.6699993

A 6th century BCE cuneiform record of a slave sale from Tel Mikhmoret:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Discovered-cun...lical-Samaria-573265

Archaeologists are exploring a couple 'new' Qumran caves:

www.livescience.com/64200-dead-sea-scrol...aves-discovered.html
www.timesofisrael.com/newly-discovered-c...re-dead-sea-scrolls/

A ring found 50 years ago bears the name of Pilate (you can draw
conclusions):

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/world/middlee...ius-pilate-ring.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...t-bank-a8658911.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/30/bron...T.mc_id=tmg_share_em
www.timesofisrael.com/2000-year-old-ring...-to-notorious-ruler/

Photo feature on Shivta:

www.livescience.com/64170-photos-shivta-israel-jesus.html

A Bronze Age 58 holes game from an Azerbaijan rock shelter:

www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology-58-holes-game-26112018/

The Royal Game of Ur is apparently making a comeback:

www.euronews.com/2018/11/26/royal-game-o...g-a-comeback-in-iraq

On the 'cloak and dagger' search for ancient judaeo-christian texts:

www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018...nal-christian-texts/

Reviving ancient Babylonian language:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/11/27/acad...years-language-died/

Folks might be interested in Aren Maeir's biblical archaeology MOOC:

ancientworldonline.blogspot.com/2018/09/...cal-archaeology.html

More on vanilla at Megiddo:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/biblical...aborate-medical-care

More on meteorites near the Dead Sea 3700 years bp:

www.livescience.com/64179-ancient-cosmic...rst-middle-east.html

More on that purported early depiction of Jesus:

www.livescience.com/64173-earliest-jesus-portrait-israel.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman-era rock-cut tombs from Hatay:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/11/27/19...hern-turkeys-antakya
www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/roman-tombs-unea...hern-turkey-/1322768
ahvalnews.com/turkish-tourism/roman-tomb...eys-antakya-province

A 1700 bp Roman burial from Tarhuna (Libya):

www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/ancient-rom...b-discovered-tarhuna

Heavy flooding/landslides revealed a Roman burial in Bodrum:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/11/30/ro...-southwestern-bodrum
www.yenisafak.com/en/news/late-roman-tom...egean-turkey-3467905

A Roman coin hoard from Berlicum:

nltimes.nl/2018/11/27/brothers-find-100-...n-coins-brabant-town
www.nu.nl/wetenschap/5595449/broers-vind...ten-in-berlicum.html

On the difficulty excavating some mosaics in Cyprus:

cyprus-mail.com/2018/11/26/excavation-of...be-a-herculean-task/

Feature on the archaeological finds beneath St John Lateran:

phys.org/news/2018-11-hidden-history-rome-revealed-world.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/nu-hho112718.php
arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/archaeol...ds-oldest-cathedral/

On evidence of Roman pollution from a Swiss lake:

www.swissinfo.ch/eng/science-saturday_ho...ed-the-land/44587378
eos.org/articles/ancient-romans-polluted...ust-like-we-do-today

Feature on the sunken Roman port at Olbia:

phys.org/news/2018-11-exploring-watery-france-sunken-roman.html

Feature on Etruscan beliefs about the afterlife:

sciencenordic.com/how-etruscans-reached-...ood-and-erotic-dance

Feature on the Pantheon:

aleteia.org/2018/11/27/romes-pantheon-a-...the-past-1400-years/

On mead production along Hadrian's Wall:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...eter-romans-15481712

Feature on Plato's interpreters:

caravanmagazine.in/literature/reading-plato-interpreters

Feature on mosaic preservation in the Mediterranean:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/a-new-chapter-in-th...n-the-mediterranean/

On conserving the Drunken Satyr:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/an-introduction-to-...-at-the-getty-villa/

Feature on Boudica:

www.syfy.com/syfywire/boudica-queen-of-t...most-beat-the-romans

Some ancient Roman forensics (sort of):

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...s-in-modern-methods/

On early Christians exaggerating Roman persecution:

www.thedailybeast.com/did-christian-hist...cution-by-the-romans

There's a movie about the Apollo of Gaza:

www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/apollo-gaza-1164119

Ceres has returned to the VT statehouse:

digital.vpr.net/post/ceres-statue-once-a...tehouses-golden-dome

Review of Emily Wilson's *Odyssey* translation:

catholicherald.co.uk/magazine/the-horror...y-of-ancient-greece/

... and there was a marathon reading of it:

neoskosmos.com/en/124818/all-set-for-an-...ding-of-the-odyssey/

Talking about ancient robots:

a16z.com/2018/11/19/gods-robots-ancient-myths-technology-mayor/

Some Assassin's Creed Odyssey appreciation:

www.eurogamer.net/articles/2018-11-28-wh...assins-creed-odyssey

A graphic novel of the Odyssey:

elpais.com/cultura/2018/11/02/actualidad/1541178920_941913.html

Still suggesting Atlantis is in Spain:

www.livescience.com/64176-lost-city-atlantis-spain.html

More on the Leda and the Swan fresco from Pompeii:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/25/world/europe/...-leda-swan-zeus.html
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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6000 years bp evidence of caviar consumption from Germany:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stone-...ng-caviar-180970918/

"Stone Age" petroglyphs from Finland:

www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-46363629

Finds from various periods during A14 construction in the UK:

www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/26/...h-tusks-woolly-rhino

A Celtic hoard from Slovakia:

spectator.sme.sk/c/20962892/archaeologis...er-celtic-coins.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7162-181126-slovakia-silver-coins

An Anglo Saxon burial ground from the Lincolnshire Wolds:

phys.org/news/2018-11-anglo-saxon-cemetery.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/uos-roa112318.php
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-46347307
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/11/27/a...s-enlightened-times/
www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/27/...easures-lincolnshire
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...ds-swords-and-ivory/
www.archaeology.org/news/7164-181127-eng...anglo-saxon-cemetery

A medieval woman's stamp/seal from Denmark:

www.thelocal.dk/20181127/relic-found-in-...l-14th-century-woman
www.archaeology.org/news/7166-181127-denmark-medieval-seal

Evidence of a medieval whisky still at Lindores Abbey:

www.thespiritsbusiness.com/2018/11/lindo...dieval-whisky-still/
scotchwhisky.com/magazine/latest-news/21...rths-historic-first/

Analyzing butchered bones to understand the medieval diet in Perth:

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth...nto-desperate-diets/
www.archaeology.org/news/7161-181126-scotland-medieval-perth

Mapping murders in medieval London:

phys.org/news/2018-11-reveals-medieval-l...meanest-streets.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/28/...edieval-london-1300s
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46355383
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/relive...death-map-180970922/

cf: www.vrc.crim.cam.ac.uk/

An 18th/19th century child cave burial from Poland:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31...ild-buried-cave.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7176-181130-poland-bird-skulls

Archaeologists have determined the Basilica at Palmate was sacked a couple of times:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/11/27/ear...archaeologists-find/

A 7th century crypt in Paris might soon open to the public:

fr.aleteia.org/2018/11/28/la-plus-ancien...t-ouverte-au-public/

I think we mentioned this Ottoman hoard from Pleven:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/11/19/pri...in-bulgarias-pleven/
www.archaeology.org/news/7169-181128-bulgaria-ottoman-coins

Studying Mesolithic diet in Germany:

cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/stone-age-food-was-haute-cuisine
www.archaeology.org/news/7174-181130-germany-mesolithic-cooking

Funding for Norwich castle:

www.edp24.co.uk/business/norwich-castle-...tion-boost-1-5801717

Feature on the Pictish paintings in Wemyss Caves:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06sztyp/the-anci...ols-hidden-in-a-cave

Some revisionism coming from the underwater site of the Mars:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...k-the-hype-1.6694809

More on that Celtic chariot burial in Wales:

www.zmescience.com/science/chariot-disco...logy-wales-26112018/

More on Vikings establishing cities:

www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs...shed-thriving-cities

Review of David Edgerton, *The Rise and Fall of the British Nation*:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/review...rton-british-nation/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Board game pieces from near a looted ancient (1500+ years bp) tomb in Qingzhou City:

www.livescience.com/52808-ancient-board-...d-in-china-tomb.html

The Daisen Kofun Mound in Osaka is revealing some interesting details:

mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181123/p2g/00m/0dm/002000c
www.archaeology.org/news/7165-181127-japan-daisen-kofun

5th century Buddhist remains from a Guntur vilage:

www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-...untur-village/448310

Suggestion that some Chinese 'pyramids' are aligned with the cardinal
points:

phys.org/news/2018-11-chinese-pyramids-pole-star.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/pdm-tp112818.php

Humans are off the hook for Siberian rhino extinctions too:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46358789
theconversation.com/how-a-change-in-clim...erian-unicorn-107365
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-cl...n-unicorn-180970911/

Studying pre-European burial practices in New South Wales:

www.abc.net.au/news/2018-11-28/pre-europ...-discovered/10559244

A 17th century scroll from the early Christian community in Japan:

www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/japanese...rly-christians-41863

A new 'base' for archaeology in the South China Sea:

www.china.org.cn/china/2018-11/29/content_74221006.htm

On international trade in ancient China:

www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/sho...de-ancient-china-and

Feature on the Taj Mahal:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/resources/idt-sh/twilight_of_the_taj

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Looking at wrecks on the bottom of Lake Minnetonka:

www.swnewsmedia.com/lakeshore_weekly/new...50-a4c444400097.html

Studying the relationship between tobacco and agricultural production:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/am...evolution-180970904/

Going through the trash of Colorado Springs' founding father:

www.cpr.org/news/story/archaeologists-ar...ng-through-his-trash

Feature on Etzanoa:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg24032060-...on-the-great-plains/

What Anna Prentiss is up to:

www.kpvi.com/news/regional_news/universi...d8-4a1215109078.html

Feature on Mississippi's first black senator:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/11/2...ause-it-wouldnt-last
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Oldest burials ever found in Ecuador:

phys.org/news/2018-11-archaeologists-old...burials-ecuador.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/fefu-fah112618.php
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...-burials-in-ecuador/

Interesting collaboration between disciplines studying Maya 'shell decor':

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/fmon-ham112618.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181126142824.htm

On Diego de Landa's destruction of Maya writing:

churchandstate.org.uk/2016/11/one-cathol...an-written-language/

How Incas worked without alphabetic writing:

aeon.co/ideas/how-the-inkas-governed-thr...t-alphabetic-writing
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 one ... some guy in the UK was using a 4000 years bp pot as a toothbrush holder:

www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/toothb...Wex50FJfdiECcJP.html
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/dads-4-too...older-turns-13661644
www.thelondoneconomic.com/entertainment/...n-is-very-old/28/11/

Michelangelo in Constantinople:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/11/26/wh...nt-to-constantinople

There are only four Old English manuscripts in the world (!):

mymodernmet.com/old-english-manuscripts/

On the history of the Advent calendar:

www.dw.com/en/the-advent-calendars-sweet-history/g-17256886

On Waltham watches:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181126-the-ma...ld-time-to-the-world

On automata:

slate.com/technology/2018/11/strange-fre...aton-dolls-eyes.html

On the risks of collecting antiquities:

www.ft.com/content/f4df95c2-cc94-11e8-8d0b-a6539b949662

On hangover cures throughout history:

slate.com/human-interest/2018/11/hair-of...y-hangover-cure.html

On Newton's 'discovery' of gravity (humour):

www.newyorker.com/humor/daily-shouts/an-...y-his-contemporaries

On Christians and the winter solstice thing:

bigthink.com/culture-religion/how-christ...-the-winter-solstice

On 'fake news' in the era of Philip II:

elpais.com/elpais/2018/11/24/hechos/1543087634_866047.html

More criticism of Columbus:

elpais.com/cultura/2018/11/26/actualidad/1543228299_277471.html

A guide to Kahlil Gibran:

theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classic...kahlil-gibran-107274

A photo long thought to be of Van Gogh is actually his brother:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/29/arts/design/r...but-not-vincent.html
www.apnews.com/e8194f78395845689b2438fee8e8feca
www.dw.com/en/famous-vincent-van-gogh-ph...ther-theo/a-46514954

On Islam and science:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/11/3...nl_everything&wpmm=1

On Kaiser Wilhelm II:

www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/w...oofus-runs-an-empire

On the end of WWI:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-46329241

Hester Pulter's poetry is available online:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/17th-c...le-online-180970910/

More on the Leaning Tower not leaning so much:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/22/world/europe/...g-tower-of-pisa.html
phys.org/news/2018-12-straightening-tower-pisa.html

Review of a couple of books about Nietzsche:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/20/books/review/...-with-nietzsche.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Hadrian and Athens:

www.qgazette.com/news/2018-11-28/Front_P...oman_Emperor_Ha.html

Tintoretto:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/arts/design/tintoretto-venice.html

Ashurbanipal:

www.wsj.com/articles/a-conqueror-with-a-...results&page=1&pos=1

Toulouse-Lautrec:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181123-toulo...y-of-the-paris-elite

Mycenean Greece:

www.dw.com/en/the-myths-and-mysteries-of...n-germany/a-46488891
www.dw.com/en/the-legendary-world-of-agamemnon/g-46492992
eu.greekreporter.com/2018/11/29/mycenaea...for-rare-exhibition/

... related feature:

www.dw.com/en/heinrich-schliemann-the-ma...ered-troy/a-18946144

V&A Cast Courts:

theartnewspaper.com/news/sitting-room-on...s-up-trajan-s-column
www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/v-and-...s-rome-a4002336.html

Hyping the Grand Egyptian Museum:

www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-grand-egypti...-20181126-story.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/3181...n-Museum-reborn.aspx

... and sharing artifacts:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61191/The-N...ceives-800-artifacts

Hyping the Troy museum:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/01/c_137643901.htm

On Florence's Accademia:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/accademia-pri...nce-italy/index.html

Pondering how museums acquire stuff:

www.arabnews.com/node/1412506
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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An unrecorded John Donne manuscript recently found in Suffolk is coming to
auction:

www.theguardian.com/books/2018/nov/30/un...iscovered-in-suffolk
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-46398605

An original Eiffel Tower staircase is coming to auction:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/eiffel-tower-...case-sale/index.html

A Bible signed by Einstein:

m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Bible-inscribed-by-...ligious-views-572739

Big bucks for a Dorset detectorist's ring find:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-46343473

Big bucks for a Roman bronze foot:

www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/r...-at-bonhams-auction/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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What medieval dental plaque reveals:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/11/medieval...biomes-have-changed/

A Denisovan facial reconstruction:

www.theguardian.com/science/2018/nov/24/...y-dna-finder-project

Giving Bruegel's creative process a high tech inspection:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/arts/design/b...chnology-layers.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-on...e-process-180970889/

Using tech to protect cultural heritage:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/ucfv-cha112818.php

Recreating ancient Rome in VR:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vr-exp...mer-glory-180970901/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Finns and Sami folk share Siberian DNA apparently:

phys.org/news/2018-11-ancient-dna-smi-finns-identical.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-11/mpif-fad112618.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181127092535.htm
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/11/181127092535.htm

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Himalayas:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/15/travel/budget-leh-india-.html

Valletta:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181129-the-last-true-knight-on-malta

Country houses of Britain:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181127-top-c...ry-houses-of-britain

Sicily:

www.forbes.com/sites/annabel/2018/11/27/...ing-a-secret-sicily/
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PERFORMANCES
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Nutcracker:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/arts/music/nu...let-tchaikovsky.html

A Mad Love:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/books/review/...s-heidi-waleson.html

Celebrating Offenbach's 200th:

www.dw.com/en/more-than-cancan-jacques-o...niversary/a-46490669

Review of a biography of Debussy:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/books/review/...walsh-biography.html

... and a biography of Bing Crosy:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/books/review/...rosby-biography.html
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CRIME BEAT
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In search of a stolen Picasso:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/19/world/europe/...-museum-romania.html

Investigating some Viking 'dealings' in Herefordshire:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-46377071

A 16-year-old art lover/thief:

www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/11/16-year-ol...ities-worth-e150000/

Vandalism in the abandoned village in Ladybower Reservoir:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-derbyshire-46316985

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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More on the BM loaning back the Benin Bronzes:

lifestyle.thecable.ng/stolen-benin-bronz...nigeria-temporarily/
www.pulse.ng/lifestyle/food-travel-arts-...geria-id9142715.html
www.withinnigeria.com/2018/11/27/uk-to-l...by-british-soldiers/
qz.com/africa/1477656/british-museum-to-...in-bronze-artifacts/

... and Easter Island wanting their Moai back:

theconversation.com/easter-island-statue...ritish-museum-107726
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/01/east...should-treated-like/

More on the French report regarding museum returns:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/arts/design/f...ncollection%2Fdesign

More on France's returning looted art:

www.theweek.co.uk/98031/france-to-return...ted-west-african-art
www.forbes.com/sites/alexledsom/2018/11/...artefacts-is-costly/
hyperallergic.com/473075/french-presiden...rench-law-allow-him/
www.ft.com/content/162c41c4-f3de-11e8-ae55-df4bf40f9d0d

... and some resistance:

news.artnet.com/art-world/quai-branly-pr...ution-report-1404364

Senegal wants items back from France:

www.voice-online.co.uk/article/senegal-demands-art-back-france

General feature on pressure on museums to return items:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/02/...frican-art-treasures

OpEd on why museums shouldn't return things:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/nov/25/...hould-keep-treasures

Other opeds in related veins:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/nov/27/...tries-they-came-from
www.nytimes.com/2018/11/27/arts/design/m...ution-precedent.html
www.yahoo.com/news/art-lessons-why-franc...tural-175200143.html
frieze.com/article/looted-art-and-univer...-escape-colonialisms
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46344247

... and the Parthenon Marbles are brought up again:

greekcitytimes.com/2018/11/27/the-acropo...s-says-sunday-times/

... and it's not just art that various people want returned:

news.artnet.com/market/its-not-just-art-...-remains-too-1397737

More on Canada returning items to Jordan:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...58-8870ac2e3852.html
www.albawaba.com/business/jordan-retains...facts-canada-1219650
www.benzinga.com/pressreleases/18/11/r12...8-antiquities-to-jor
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n47.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n48.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/


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OBITUARIES
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James H. Billington:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/obituaries/ja...billington-dead.html

Donald White:

www2.philly.com/philly/obituaries/donald...urator-20181126.html
www.thedp.com/article/2018/11/donald-whi...m-archaeologist-died

Olivia Hooker:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/23/obituaries/olivia-hooker-dead.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46332474

Georg Nicolaus Knauer:

classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-georg-nicolaus-knauer

Randolph Braham:

www.nytimes.com/2018/11/28/obituaries/randolph-braham-dead.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-me...ber-24-november-2018
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CONFERENCES
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Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A mammoth tusk headband/tiara from Denisova Cave:

siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news...amous-denisova-cave/
www.archaeology.org/news/7187-181206-denisovan-ivory-tiara

'Little Foot' (found several years ago) may be a new species of
Australopithecus:

www.newscientist.com/article/2187639-exc...cies-of-early-human/

Studying 'rings' in Neanderthal teeth:

phys.org/news/2018-12-teeth-environment-neanderthals.html

Pondering those 'missing finger' petroglyphs:

phys.org/news/2018-12-ritual-finger-ampu...n-fingers-upper.html

Rethinking some 'ritual' hominin interments as something quite different:

www.inverse.com/article/51474-did-ancien...mans-bury-their-dead

Evidence that humans have been dealing with fruit flies for quite a while:

www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2018/1...-first-bugged-humans

More on evidence of early humans in Algeria:

gizmodo.com/the-human-origin-story-has-c...ks-to-new-1830747304
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AFRICA
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A good response to the Ark of the Covenant in Ethiopia thing that's making the rounds again:

www.livescience.com/64256-ark-of-the-covenant-location.html

Feature on the Queen of Sheba:

www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/destin...-church-archaeology/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A trio of looted (maybe) Middle Kingdom tombs from the Fayoum:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61557/Buria...le-Kingdom-uncovered
www.archaeology.org/news/7189-181207-egypt-fayoum-chambers

There are 200 Italian archaeological missions at work in Egypt:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61482/200-I...ns-work-in-Egypt-Min

... and the first Chinese mission working at Mont Temple:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61499/1st-C...works-in-Mont-Temple

Ramses II's statue will return to Luxor next year:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61611/Rames...Luxor-Temple-in-2019

Another case of folks taking inappropriate photos at the site of the
pyramids:

ww.egyptindependent.com/antiquities-mini...ic-film-at-pyramids/
www.wral.com/egypt-investigating-danish-...fu-pyramid/18048189/
www.cnn.com/2018/12/08/africa/egypt-pyra...e-picture/index.html

Interesting feature on a recently translated Sumerian cylinder/pillar in the British Museum:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pillar...ing-badly-180970969/

A cache of 11th century Crusader gold coins from Caesarea:

phys.org/news/2018-12-year-old-gold-coins-israel.html
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...rea-port/2018/12/03/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Cache-of-gold-...d-in-Caesarea-573401
www.timesofisrael.com/trove-of-11th-cent...in-ancient-caesarea/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...f-caesarea-1.6705010
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/439534

A brief feature on the history of the Israel Antiquities Authority:

thejewishnews.com/2018/12/03/welcome-to-...tiquities-authority/

More on hopes for more DSS from some newly-discovered caves at Qumran:

www.timesofisrael.com/newly-discovered-c...re-dead-sea-scrolls/
www.livescience.com/64200-dead-sea-scrol...aves-discovered.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A landslide revealed a late Roman sarcophagus in Bodrum:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/late-roman-tom...urkeys-bodrum-139368

Interesting 3rd century BCE gold coin from a Celtic burial in Slovenia:

english.sta.si/2582339/archaeologists-hi...lode-in-bela-krajina
www.archaeology.org/news/7186-181206-slovenia-gold-coin

Gladiator and animal holding cells from the Roman amphitheatre at Cartagena:

murciatoday.com/gladiator-and-animal-%E2...tagena_744221-a.html

Latest Roman remains from Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17281044.you...-some-roman-remains/

I think we mentioned this study of Roman pollution in a Swiss lake:

www.theguardian.com/environment/2018/dec...effects-of-pollution
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/science-sa...ed-the-land/44587378

Feature on some recent Roman extramural finds in Cumbria:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/roman-for...ealed-in-cumbria.htm

... and a possible Vicus in Devon:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/vicus-discovered-in-devon.htm

Plans to rebury a temple of Aphrodite in Thessaloniki:

www.ekathimerini.com/235427/article/ekat...mple-in-thessaloniki

Feature on the finding of the treasure of Valsadornin back in the 1930s:

elpais.com/elpais/2018/12/05/inenglish/1544025909_505235.html

Feature on identifying an unusual Roman artifact (with some familiar
names!):

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...ologists-are-unsure/

Feature on feasting in ancient Greece:

daily.jstor.org/feasting-tips-from-ancient-greece/

Feature on that small feature of Greek male statues:

www.pri.org/stories/2018-12-06/when-small-was-big

Feature on the London Mithraeum:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/london-mi...ous-roman-temple.htm

What Catherine Conybeare is up to:

www.brynmawr.edu/news/prof-catherine-con...ps-university-oxford

What Thomas Wayment is up to:

universe.byu.edu/2018/12/07/byu-professo...on-of-new-testament/

What Kathryn Schumaker is up to:

www.oudaily.com/news/ou-professor-releas...eb-83b05cf803e9.html

What David Quint is up to:

news.yale.edu/2018/12/07/yale-renaissanc...y-works-21st-century

It's Dame Mary Beard now:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-46485198

... and she's offered Latin tutorials for William's children:

www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2018...-at-palace-ceremony/

Latest claim of a Roman find from Oak Island (nope):

www.bostonstandard.co.uk/whats-on/arts/l...te-history-1-8729530
www.monstersandcritics.com/smallscreen/w...ould-be-roman-pilum/

Feature on the VMFA's statue of Caligula:

www.richmond.com/opinion/our-opinion/edi...19-68521f3dce68.html

Review of Adrienne Mayor, *Gods and Robots*:

www.wsj.com/articles/gods-and-robots-rev...-machines-1544224942

Review of Edward Watts, *How Rome Fell into Tyranny*:

www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2018/12...-of-a-great-republic

This week's Parthenon/Elgin Marbles coverage:

www.ekathimerini.com/235284/article/ekat...of-parthenon-marbles

... including claims they were a 'gift':

eu.greekreporter.com/2018/12/04/elgin-de...marbles-were-a-gift/
www.iol.co.za/travel/world/europe/the-st...were-a-gift-18377353
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...les-were-a-gift.html

In case you missed the purported Pontius Pilate ring find (in the ANE section last week):

www.timesofisrael.com/2000-year-old-ring...-to-notorious-ruler/
www.nytimes.com/2018/11/30/world/middlee...ius-pilate-ring.html
www.livescience.com/64217-pontius-pilate-ring-discovered.html
www.thedailybeast.com/did-this-ring-belong-to-pontius-pilate
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...ilate-ring-herodium/
www.archaeology.org/news/7180-181204-pilate-seal-ring

More on Roman finds beneath St John Lateran:

aleteia.org/2018/12/03/ancient-roman-his...ath-st-john-lateran/
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 study of a 6000 years bp bowl from Germany suggests Mesolithic people ate much better than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2018-12-analysis-year-old-...bowl-mesolithic.html

Evidence of a 5000 years bp strain of yersina pestis from a burial in
Sweden:

phys.org/news/2018-12-oldest-plague-falkping.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/cp-aas112918.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181206120035.htm
www.thelocal.se/20181207/worlds-earliest...ould-rewrite-history
www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sc...-story.html#nws=true
amp.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/06/...-migration-from-east
www.livescience.com/64246-ancient-plague-swedish-tomb.html
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...lague-sweden/577315/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=29827
www.archaeology.org/news/7188-181206-sweden-neolithic-plague

A 3000 years bp leather bag full of assorted Bronze Age items from Slovakia:

spectator.sme.sk/c/20971362/archaeologis...-the-bronze-age.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7184-slovakia-leather-pouch

I think we've mentioned these chariot and/or vampire burials (maybe not the
latter) from Yorkshire:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ington-a8672331.html

Jewellery from a 7th century woman's burial in Rushcliffe has been declared
treasure:

westbridgfordwire.com/treasure-found-rushcliffe-location/
www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/a...garnets-gold-2297513

Remains of a medieval Carmelite monastery from Kingussie (Scotland):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46481427
www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highla...emains-in-kingussie/
www.archaeology.org/news/7191-181207-scotland-carmelite-friary

A medieval cemetery from Old Riga:

bnn-news.com/medieval-cemetery-found-in-...of-the-saeima-194775

Evidence of medieval horse breeding (maybe) from Mullamast (Ireland):

www.leinsterleader.ie/news/home/351471/a...ldest-stud-farm.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7185-181205-ireland-hobby-horses

500 years bp skeletal remains from the Thames ... still wearing thigh-high
boots:

phys.org/news/2018-12-medieval-mystery-booted-mud.html
www.livescience.com/64239-thames-skeleto...oots-discovered.html
www.livescience.com/64238-thames-body-wearing-boots-photos.html
www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/world/europe/...-skeleton-boots.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/04/...twear-tideway-tunnel
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...eology-a8667001.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...scovery-archaeology/
www.cnn.com/2018/12/04/health/london-ske...-gbr-intl/index.html
www.sciencealert.com/a-medieval-skeleton...h-high-leather-boots
boingboing.net/2018/12/04/archaeologist-dug-up-a-500-yea.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-...igh-boots-180970952/
www.archaeology.org/news/7181-181204-london-leather-boots

Publication (65 years later!) of finds from the excavations of the Mote of
Urr:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/17284980.how...n-the-mists-of-time/
www.scotsman.com/news/uk/castle-was-used...ons-reveal-1-4841159
www.archaeology.org/news/7190-181207-scotland-mote-of-urr

Hundreds of 17th century cannonballs from a site in Stockholm:

www.thelocal.se/20181204/hundreds-of-17t...earthed-in-stockholm
www.archaeology.org/news/7183-181205-sweden-iron-cannonballs

A study of 19th century burials at New Covent Garden suggests life was hard:

www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/04/...eal-noxious-environs
pickle.nine.com.au/2018/12/06/14/24/bodi...-19th-century-london
www.standard.co.uk/news/london/skeletons...london-a4009391.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7182-181204-london-industrial-poor

Work on the Stonehenge tunnel has caused some serious damage, apparently:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/dec/06/...onehenge-tunnel-work
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-46465258
www.livescience.com/64253-drill-smashes-...near-stonehenge.html
www.cnn.com/travel/article/stonehenge-an...scli-intl/index.html
www.nbc-2.com/story/39600126/workers-dri...form-near-stonehenge

Feature on the conservation of the HMS Invincible:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-46466328

More details from that child cave burial from Poland mentioned last week:

www.sciencealert.com/the-bones-of-a-chil...-a-bird-in-its-mouth
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An Easter Zhou Dynasty 'carriage' from a burial in Hebei:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/09/c_137661667.htm

An excavation in Sri Lanka suggests 11th century links between Jaffna and
China:

newsin.asia/chinese-archaeologists-disco...en-jaffna-and-china/

Plans to dig a site on the Pamba where some 10th-15th century terracotta sherds were found last September:

english.manoramaonline.com/districts/pat...ent-terracottas.html

No evidence of a Temple under Babri Masjid:

www.siasat.com/news/archaeologist-says-n...der-mosques-1442108/
kashmirreader.com/2018/12/07/archaeologi...lished-babri-masjid/

A medieval coin hoard from Khirki/Delhi:

www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-cul.../article25688985.ece

More on when humans settled in Tibet:

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/1130/How-...he-Roof-of-the-World

More on that Indus Civilization 'toothbrush holder':

www.livescience.com/64247-pottery-made-b...sus-flea-market.html


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Carbon dating suggests European first contact with the Iroquois was a bit later than previously thought:

news.cornell.edu/stories/2018/12/new-stu...ne-iroquoian-history
phys.org/news/2018-12-upends-timeline-iroquoian-history.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/aaft-rth120418.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/cu-sut120718.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181207144357.htm
www.franklin.uga.edu/news/stories/2018/n...ne-iroquoian-history
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/...t-contact-europeans/

Some revision of the history of Parris Island seems to be coming:

www.postandcourier.com/news/just-outside...94-4ba3e4b74f1e.html

Looking for slave burials at Montpelier:

www.nbc29.com/story/39594787/archeologis...al-slave-grave-sites

Feature on the Sloan site (is that what it is called?) in Arkansas:

talkbusiness.net/2018/12/oldest-native-a...ed-in-greene-county/

A new home for some of Alexander Hamilton's documents:

www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Hamil...ld-docs-13449923.php

Some KKK history:

www.wamc.org/post/what-ebbs-and-flows-kk...hite-supremacy-today

Feature on Charley Parkhurst:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/05/obituaries/ch...lection%2Foverlooked
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A Mochica burial ground from Chiclayo:

perureports.com/ancient-cemetery-from-th...ed-in-chiclayo/8752/

Feature on the Chichen Itza Underground Project:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2018/12/chichen-...e-yucatan-peninsula/

Using statistical techniques to analyze hunter-gatherer groups' food consumption in Patagonia:

phys.org/news/2018-12-neotropics-world-f...duction-centers.html
phys.org/news/2018-12-artificial-intelli...man-populations.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181203142724.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/fda-spt120318.php

I think we mentioned this 13th century Maya codex:

esciencenews.com/articles/2016/09/08/13t...versy.proves.genuine
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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Feature on Elizabeth I's makeup and its effects:

slate.com/technology/2018/12/queen-eliza...cots-real-story.html

Latest beer recreation has its origins in a Tasmanian shipwreck:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181206-a-beer...-tasmanian-shipwreck

Claim that Shakespeare was a 'Catholic sympathizer':

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/02/shak...-political-messages/

When traffic lights came to London:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-stre...er-ensued-180970965/

Studying the microorganisms that degrade a 400 years bp painting:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/p-adl112818.php

Marking the 175th anniversary of Dickens' *Christmas Carol*:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/06/books/charles...id=nytcore-ios-share

Feature on the evolution of language:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=10572

On the history of the ponytail:

www.bbc.co.uk/bbcthree/article/361f113b-...89-8d2f-f1292537e1ba

Feature on assorted influential maps:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...04ed88993_story.html

Digitally colouring some famous old photos:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06p9h25/the-arti...n-colours-of-history

Review of Miranda Seymour, *In Byron's Wake*:

slate.com/culture/2018/12/lord-byron-wif...iography-review.html

More on 536 being a bad year:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/11/why-536-was-worst-year-be-alive
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Menorahs:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/dining/menora...eldridge-street.html

Terracotta Warriors:

www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/new-zealand/chin...ellington-exhibition

Vermeer:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/03/arts/design/m...app-mauritshuis.html

Victor Hugo Drawings:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et...-20181204-story.html

Mycenean Throne Room:

eu.greekreporter.com/2018/12/04/mycenaea...ed-at-german-museum/

Mantegna:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46462705

Ashurbanipal:

hyperallergic.com/473305/stories-of-an-a...ecame-of-his-empire/

Last Tsar:

www.timesunion.com/news/article/Landmark...ural-NY-13352218.php
www.russianhistoryfoundation.org/

A Museum of Black Civilizations has opened in Senegal:

www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-46467098
www.voice-online.co.uk/article/museum-bl...ations-opens-senegal

Pondering 'privileging' original works of art:

theartnewspaper.com/comment/should-we-re...riginal-works-of-art
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Big bucks for Einstein's 'God letter':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-46438116
m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Einsteins-God-Lette...-at-Christies-573626

Interesting 17th century Chinese bamboo root carving:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-46387052

Sotheby's had a pile of Egyptian items at its latest auction:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/...ptian-artifacts.html

A different sort of auction story ... a Dakota peace pipe is purchased ...
and returned to its people:

www.startribune.com/sacred-dakota-peace-...ota-tribe/482107511/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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They've redone the facial reconstruction of 4000 years bp Ava based on recent DNA analysis:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46289045
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/no-wai...highlands-180970950/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/forensic...-woman-back-to-life/
www.cnn.com/2018/12/03/health/scotland-d...-intl-gbr/index.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7178-181203-scotland-ava-genome

Feature on digital preservation of cultural heritage:

phys.org/news/2018-12-digitization-metho...ltural-heritage.html

Feature on technology and ancient manuscripts:

www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018...e-ancient-scripture/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Report on the ramifications of sea-level rise for assorted UNESCO heritage
sites:

theartnewspaper.com/gallery/ancient-citi...er-level-rising-risk

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Connecting KhoeSan genetic populations to Kalahari geography:

esciencenews.com/articles/2016/09/06/gen...ari.desert.geography

Studying plague genomes to follow medieval trade routes:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/ancient-...dieval-trade-routes/

A DNA study suggests the population history of Ibiza needs a rethink:

phys.org/news/2018-12-rethink-population-history-ibiza.html
www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago701364.html
www.voxy.co.nz/health/5/327837

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Quedlinburg (Germany):

www.dw.com/en/10-reasons-to-visit-quedlinburg/g-41840003

Via Francigena:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181203-a-1000...ld-road-lost-to-time
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PERFORMANCES
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Mary Queen of Scots:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/true-stor...izabeth-i-180970960/

In case you haven't heard about Megan Fox's archaeology program:

www.thedailybeast.com/megan-foxs-archaeo...strange-as-it-sounds

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CRIME BEAT
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Latest Nazi loot trial:

www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-nazi-a...-20181203-story.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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An Italian court has ruled the Getty's 'Victorious Youth' has to be
returned:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/04/arts/design/g...ze-italy-ruling.html
www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/la-et...-20181205-story.html
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...appeal-a8668746.html
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/de...torious-youth-statue
www.tribtown.com/2018/12/05/eu-italy-antiquities/
www.npr.org/2018/12/05/673760066/italian...turn-statue-to-italy

The Maasai want some items back from Oxtord's Pitt Rivers Museum:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/04/...i-colonial-artefacts

Indian items in the British Museum are on the list too:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46405582

... and a shield associated with Captain Cook:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/250-years-on-...hield-back-mnll55r8h

The reopening of Belgium's Africa Museum has triggered repatriation claims:

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/08/be...demands-congo-kabila

The museum in Senegal (mentioned above) is connected to repatriation claims
too:

news.artnet.com/art-world/museum-of-black-civilizations-1409911

Fragments of the Gypsy Girl Mosaic were returned to Turkey and put on
display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46495176
www.gulf-times.com/story/615620/Turkey-d...ics-returned-from-US
www.cbsnews.com/news/gypsy-girl-roman-er...-being-smuggled-out/
www.dw.com/en/gypsy-girl-mosaics-return-to-turkey/g-46654354

OpEd on museums and repatriation:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/dec/02/...frican-art-treasures
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n48.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n49.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/


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OBITUARIES
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Philip Levine:

classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-philip-levine

Wesley D. Smith:

classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-wesley-d-smith

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...mber-1-december-2018
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CONFERENCES
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Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american
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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Little Foot walked upright (didn't we know that already?):

phys.org/news/2018-12-south-african-skel...-humans-upright.html

Studying the diet of some early hominins:

phys.org/news/2018-12-tooth-enamel-analysis-early-hominin.html

A 50 000 years bp hematite 'pencil' from Denisova Cave:

siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news...ld-found-in-siberia/
www.archaeology.org/news/7239-181212-denisova-cave-pencil

Neanderthal DNA is apparently still affecting our skull/brain shape:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/13/science/neand...s-brains-skulls.html
www.livescience.com/64296-neanderthal-dn...man-skull-shape.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181213142153.htm
www.cnn.com/2018/12/13/health/neandertha...scli-intl/index.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neande...rain-size-180971043/
www.archaeology.org/news/7246-181214-neanderthal-skull-shape

More on Little Foot being a new species:

phys.org/news/2018-12-foot-species-early-human.html
www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/identity...il-stirs-controversy
www.livescience.com/64275-little-foot-hominin-excavated.html

More on that 50 000 years bp mammoth ivory 'tirara' from Denisova Cave:

www.livescience.com/64297-ancient-woolly...a-denisova-cave.html
www.zmescience.com/science/anthropology/...iara-ivory-10122018/

More on cave paintings of hands with missing fingers:

elpais.com/elpais/2018/12/07/ciencia/1544181593_631089.html
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AFRICA
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Debunking the 'nearly naked' image of the San people:

phys.org/news/2018-12-archaeologist-debu...h-naked-bushmen.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 4400 years bp tomb of a high priest from Saqqara:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...-Fifth-Dynasty-.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61978/Well-...uncovered-in-Saqqara
egyptianstreets.com/2018/12/15/egypt-unv...ent-tomb-in-saqqara/
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/15/egyp...ancient-high-priest/
www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/dec...covered-video-report
www.timesofisrael.com/exceptionally-pres...-uncovered-in-egypt/
www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/egypt/o...d-in-egypt-1.6745894
www.livescience.com/64317-saqqara-tomb-h...afts-discovered.html
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46580264
www.france24.com/en/20181215-egypt-unear...-ancient-high-priest
www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...-finds-idUSKBN1OE0HD
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...0300af83e6f60cac7794
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/16/c_137677088.htm
www.euronews.com/2018/12/15/egypt-discov...ecropolis-of-saqqara
www.nbcnews.com/news/world/egypt-unveils...s-more-finds-n948371
www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-egypt-tomb-20181215-story.html
www.cnn.com/travel/article/egypt-saqqara-tomb/index.html
www.itv.com/news/2018-12-15/4-400-year-o...-uncovered-in-egypt/
www.dw.com/en/egypt-unearths-tomb-of-fif...n-saqqara/a-46758751
www.npr.org/2018/12/15/677068697/after-m...ees-the-light-of-day
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...qqara-pyramid-egypt/

An 18th dynasty tomb from Aswan:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...y-tomb-in-Upper.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61882/Pics-...th-Dynasty-unearthed
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/13/c_137671964.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7242-181213-kom-ombo-tomb

Some conservation work at a pair of cemeteries in Saqqara:

dailynewsegypt.com/2018/12/12/two-cemete...enovated-in-saqqara/

... while restoration works in Madi village have commenced:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61839/1st-s...-Madi-village-begins

Overview of finds made in in Egypt in 2018:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/15/61766/2018...ological-Discoveries

... in a similar spirit:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...mummy-workshop-.aspx

They're still 'looking into' the inappropriate behaviour at the pyramids making the rounds of social media:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/31...ity-of-video-of.aspx
ww.egyptindependent.com/minister-of-anti...phic-pyramids-photo/
www.upi.com/Egypt-investigates-authentic...video/5161544465121/

... apparently there are doubts it happened (!):

www.dw.com/en/egypt-casts-doubt-on-video...n-pyramid/a-46669617

Meanwhile an Egyptian company will be managing the Pyramids and environs:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/61854/An-Eg...he-Pyramids-area-SCA
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...ntract-with-Ora.aspx

... and a committee has been formed to manage World Heritage sites in Egypt:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/61957/Sisi-...ld-Heritage-Sites-in

Feature on female pharaohs and their power (really a book reviewish sort of
thing):

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...cleopatra-book-talk/

That Egyptian mummification workshop made Archaeology Magazine's top ten
list:

dailynewsegypt.com/2018/12/16/archaeolog...discoveries-in-2018/

Remains of a Roman-era pool from Tzipori with possible Talmudic connections:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Discovered-Rom...i-from-Talmud-574064
www.timesofisrael.com/at-zippori-pool-wh...ny-pagan-bull-found/

Nicely timed for Hannukah, the IAA announced the find of a 1500 years bp lamp wick found decades ago in Shivta:

www.timesofisrael.com/tiny-1500-year-old...-ancient-jewish-law/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Small-oil-lamp...t-desert-town-573962
www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/one-of-o...ncovered/2018/12/10/
www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/israel-news...st-in-the-world.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/10/c_137664094.htm
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2018/12/archaeo...from-ancient-israel/

Feature on Qumran:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/012/Qumran-Mediterranean-Context

6500 years bp finds from a Chalcolithic cave in the Negev have gone on
display:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Pekiin-exhibit...c-burial-cave-574090
www.jewishpress.com/news/media/archaeolo...hibition/2018/12/11/

cf:
www.aftau.org/news-page-archaeology?=&st...s4677=3&erid=7462278

A response (sort of) to Ark of the Covenant claims in the news last week:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-isr...e-covenant-1.6727179

The Mirabel Crusader fortress is reopening after decades of renovation:

aleteia.org/2018/12/13/israel-set-to-reo...years-of-renovation/
www.timesofisrael.com/after-30-years-con...ael-opens-to-public/

Fature on the Mar Behnam monastery (Iraq):

fr.aleteia.org/2018/12/09/en-irak-la-ren...rtage-de-mar-behnam/

Vague item on finds being made at a dig at Umm Al Quwain:

gulftoday.ae/portal/8f5b407a-41e7-4f7f-85f3-e0bca8769f73.aspx

I think we mentioned this 4500 years bp border dispute:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pillar...ing-badly-180970969/

More on Aren Maeir's MOOC (which is now up and running):

www.timesofisrael.com/students-from-paki...l-archaeology-class/

More on that 4000 bp board game from Azerbaijan:

qz.com/1489876/one-of-the-worlds-oldest-...ijan-4000-years-ago/
www.livescience.com/64267-ancient-board-...mads-discovered.html
www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-14/4000-year...and-jackals/10622674
www.archaeology.org/news/7235-181210-azerbaijan-game-pits

More (skepticism) on that Bronze Age vanilla find in Israel:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-va...e-thought-180970862/

More on that Neolithic stone mask:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...eolithic-stone-mask/

Revisiting the social media coverage of ISIL's destruction of Palmyra:

phys.org/news/2018-12-islamic-state-dest...ancient-palmyra.html
theconversation.com/how-islamic-states-d...ter-new-study-107257

... While looting continues in Syria:

sana.sy/en/?p=153156

... and Syria accuses the US (and others) of taking part in it:

www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018...content_74256503.htm
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Among the articles on finds by metal detectorists in the UK this year, the 'big one' appears to be the find of a 2000 years bp figure of Minerva a decade ago and stored in a margarine tub:

www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/11/...00-year-old-treasure
www.independent.ie/entertainment/roman-m...asures-37615434.html
edition.cnn.com/style/article/roman-stat...scli-intl/index.html
www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17300411.roman...-from-margarine-tub/
www.ft.com/content/65038e64-fd49-11e8-aebf-99e208d3e521
www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/12/12/ro...-tub-on-english-farm
www.theweek.co.uk/98457/statue-from-anci...red-in-margarine-tub
pickle.nine.com.au/2018/12/13/11/09/anci...und-in-margarine-tub
qz.com/1492171/a-metal-detector-in-the-u...old-roman-statuette/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goddes...sh-public-180971026/

A nice Roman lamp found by a mudlarker by the Thames:

www.standard.co.uk/news/london/i-almost-...udlark-a4014166.html

What they've learned from the Mazotos shipwreck (2400 years bp) excavation so far:

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2018/12/13/wor...ethods/#.XBZlphNKhfI
www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/cyprus-s...ding-methods/1438928

Pondering the symbolism of the Parthenon:

theconversation.com/blowing-up-the-parth...r-of-a-symbol-100826

Analyzing some recent finds at Pompeii (paywalled ... sorry):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-art-o...s-to-egypt-krcsbmp68

That clay tablet with some Homeric verses on it from Olympia and that Black Sea shipwreck made Archaeology Magazine's 'top ten finds' list for 2018:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/12/12/clay...discoveries-of-2018/
www.ekathimerini.com/235598/article/ekat...-discoveries-of-2018
greekcitytimes.com/2018/12/12/ancient-gr...discoveries-of-2018/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...overies-of-2018.html

On Aquaman's Classical connections:

theconversation.com/how-cinemas-new-aqua...ient-sea-gods-105856

The Owl's Legacy looks interesting:

www.economist.com/prospero/2018/12/13/th...ancient-greek-palate

Feature on Ptolemaic coinage:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-anci...-ptolemies-part-iii/

Using wargames for teaching the Conquest of Gaul:

www.bowdoin.edu/news/2018/12/taking-on-t...rough-wargaming.html

Honours for David Wardle:

www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2018-12-13-u...for-classics-scholar

What David Quint is up to:

news.yale.edu/2018/12/07/yale-renaissanc...y-works-21st-century

Reviews and interviews of/with Emily Wilson's *Odyssey* translation:

www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2018/12/e...st-book-of-2018.html
www.witf.org/book-club/2018/12/january-p...-by-emily-wilson.php
www.the-college-reporter.com/2018/12/09/...ssey-at-common-hour/

... and some coverage of the marathon reading in Melbourne:

neoskosmos.com/en/125251/homer-and-the-c...s-come-to-melbourne/

Review of A.M Juster, *The Elegies of Maximianus*:

www.weeklystandard.com/john-talbot/a-m-j...-the-last-roman-poet

Review of Donna Zuckerberg, *Not All Dead White Men*:

eandt.theiet.org/content/articles/2018/1...by-donna-zuckerberg/

More on that Apollo of Gaza movie:

www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/palesti...gaza-s-sea-1.6743117
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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8300 years bp snake head sculptures from the Ukraine:

www.livescience.com/64284-stone-age-snake-sculptures.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7241-181212-mesolithic-snake-heads

Cattle may have been used to pull heavy loads as early as 6000 BCE, according to finds from the Balkans:

uk.news.yahoo.com/stonehenge-built-cow-p...11.html?guccounter=1
www.archaeology.org/news/7238-181212-neolithic-cattle-traction

A very interesting Bronze Age gold bulla from Shropshire (metal
detectorist):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-46522106
www.shropshirelive.com/news/2018/12/11/b...vered-in-shropshire/

Treasure status for an Anglo Saxon sword handle (pieces) and some 16th century vervels from Norfolk:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-46530629

... and a medieval brooch from Shropshire:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/s...s-declared-treasure/

A 600 years bp gold ring from the Isle of Man (metal detectorist):

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-46573324

Plenty of interesting finds from a 2000 years bp 'Germanic' cemetery in
Poland:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32...rmanic-cemetery.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7236-181211

A major medieval arsenal find in Spain (over the years?):

elpais.com/cultura/2018/12/04/actualidad/1543935930_944804.html

Feature on Mary, Queen of Scots:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/12/1...eths-rival-prisoner/

Interesting study of Viking cats:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/viking-c...ze-felines-over-time

Concerns for coastal Orkney sites:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06t4zfk/how-orkn...eroding-into-the-sea

Plans to reconstruct the spire of the Saint-Denis basilica:

fr.aleteia.org/2018/12/13/basilique-sain...ontage-de-la-fleche/

A record year for 'treasure' finds apparently (I wish they'd stop using that word):

www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2018-12-11/a-r...or-finding-treasures
www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/m...second-year-running/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A possible 7th century Buddhist temple site in Shiga (with Nara links?):

www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201812130010.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7244-181213-japan-roof-tiles

Excavations have started at Talakad:

starofmysore.com/excavation-begins-at-talakad-ancient-site/

"Prehistoric culture features" from a military base construction site on
Guam:

www.postguam.com/news/local/prehistoric-...05-0b2ae1f8e7c1.html
www.saipantribune.com/index.php/prehisto...-found-at-guam-site/

Studying diet in Sri Lanka in various periods:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/ancient-...ing-port-roman-world
www.archaeology.org/news/7240-181212-sri-lanka-mantai

Skeletal remains of Aboriginal children suggest poor health post-European
contact:

theconversation.com/poor-health-in-abori...letal-remains-106616

Pondering Aboriginal World Heritage sites:

theconversation.com/australias-problem-w...world-heritage-82912

Interesting story behind some Aboriginal songs:

theconversation.com/recovered-aboriginal...d-white-woman-108070

A 19th century shipwreck has been extracted intact from a New Zealand beach:

www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12177142
www.archaeology.org/news/7248-181214-new-zealand-shipwreck


Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of a 1000 years bp plant virus in Puebloan corn:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181213112111.htm

The remains of the Bonhomme Richard have apparently been found:

www.usatoday.com/videos/news/world/2018/...been-found/38717569/

Plans to preserve the site of the Battle of Cooch's Bridge (Delaware):

whyy.org/articles/site-of-delawares-only...tle-to-be-preserved/
www.doverpost.com/news/20181210/state-bu...utionary-battle-site
www.delawarepublic.org/post/delaware-pre...nary-war-battle-site

Feature on the Majorville Medicine Wheel:

leaderpost.com/uncategorized/penner-cana...fc-b53a-6b424ed3396d

Someone wrote a book on Albany street names:

www.timesunion.com/local/article/Grondah...lbany-s-13457441.php
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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1700 years bp Moche and Lambayeque burials 'with feet removed' from El
Chorro:

www.thesun.co.uk/news/7952665/chilling-2...-discovered-in-peru/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ru-feet-MISSING.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/the-down...-missing-their-feet/

Chavin culture ceramacists apparently used chameleon urine as a paint
binder:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...-chavin-connections/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ate-white-paint.html

Feature on the underground tombs and monoliths in Tierradentro (Colombia):

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181209-south-...-other-easter-island

Searching soils samples for evidence of alpaca domestication in Peru:

www.livescience.com/64273-poop-reveals-a...a-domestication.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7237-181211-peru-alpaca-domestication

Petroglyphs in the Andes may be connected to llama caravans:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/th...ing-andes-180970982/

Learning from 3d printed reconstructions of Tiwanaku:

phys.org/news/2018-12-d-printed-reconstr...es-ancient-site.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/bc-3rp121018.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181212200743.htm
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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Apparently the marker for the 'Anthropocene' will be the chicken:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uol-ctb121218.php
www.livescience.com/64280-chickens-taking-over-world.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/...ickens-golden-spike/
www.archaeology.org/news/7243-181213-anthropocene-chicken-bones

Feature on the 'Slave Bible':

www.npr.org/2018/12/09/674995075/slave-b...uld-incite-rebellion

Feature on assorted ancient board/dice games:

www.livescience.com/64266-ancient-board-games.html

Reviving Victorian stereoscopic photos:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20181213-rock-s...rian-virtual-reality

Barry Cunliffe on the origins of trade:

www.einnews.com/pr_news/470728622/archeo...the-origins-of-trade

On some medieval occupations that don't exist any more:

www.medievalists.net/2018/12/10-medieval...hat-no-longer-exist/

On the changing portrayal of Santa Claus:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3RkR6R...le-through-the-years

Studying painting-eating microbes:

arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/whats-ea...osystem-of-microbes/

Feature on trepanation:

www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160826-why-our...n-each-others-skulls

On 'climacteric' fruits (and other things):

www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/In-a-Word/...s-climacteric-moment
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ancient Currencies:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/61655/Egypt...y-ancient-currencies
dailynewsegypt.com/2018/12/11/egyptian-m...re-coins-collection/

Ashurbanipal:

middle-east-online.com/en/british-museum...assyrian-empire-life
thearabweekly.com/british-museum-brings-...assyrian-empire-life

Hoxne Hoard:

www.dissmercury.co.uk/news/hoxne-hoard-t...-australia-1-5818407

Ancient Teheran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/430688/Exhibit-...ological-discoveries

George Washington:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/12/1...s-home-mount-vernon/

A controversial (it appears) Leonardo exhibition:

elpais.com/cultura/2018/12/11/actualidad/1544514101_533609.html

The Grand Egyptian Museum will be open by 2020, apparently:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/31...says-antiquitie.aspx

Feature on the UCL Pathology Museum:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06pngfl/the-medical-museum-of-the-dead

Again we hear of plans for an underwater museum in Lake Titicaca:

www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-46374651

The mammoth of Tultepec has a museum:

elpais.com/internacional/2018/12/06/la_s...44123399_859509.html

How the Forbidden City became the Palace Museum:

beta.scmp.com/infographics/china/society...um-after-chinas-qing

Followup to the Brazil Museum fire:

www.cnet.com/news/google-brings-fossils-...eum/#ftag=CAD590a51e

More on Senegal's Museum of Black Civilizations:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sprawl...s-senegal-180970976/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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A study of a pair of Chinese stalagmites might help improve C14 dating:

phys.org/news/2018-12-stalagmites-chines...ccuracy-carbon-.html

Machine translation hopes for cuneiform documents:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20181207-how-ai...guages-like-sumerian

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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9500 years bp human DNA extracted from some ancient 'chewing gum':

www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/12/8000-yea...t-ancient-toolmakers
www.atlasobscura.com/articles/why-study-ancient-gum
www.archaeology.org/news/7233-181210-hunter-gatherer-resin

Tracking the genetics of lighter skin pigmentation:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uoc--rge121018.php

... and red hair:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46522679

Studying population changes in Neolithic Norway:

sciencenordic.com/first-stone-age-farmer...er-short-period-time
www.archaeology.org/news/7245-181214-norway-late-neolithic

Rethinking corn domestication via genetic (and archaeological) evidence:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/s-soc120618.php
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=30097

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Egypt:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/ancient-egypt...gs-to-see/index.html

Salzburg and Silent Night:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/silent-night-salzburg/index.html

Corvey:

www.dw.com/en/corvey-monastery-castle-world-heritage/g-17726659

German Castles:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/germany-best-castles/index.html

Oweynagat cave:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181213-in-ire...te-of-the-underworld

Petra:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...petra-in-jordan.html

Brighton:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/brighton-shock/

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CRIME BEAT
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A possible 'major theft' from the Egyptian Museum:

www.middleeastmonitor.com/20181210-antiq...-at-egyptian-museum/

Arrests/charges in theft from a shipwreck site in Michigan:

nbc25news.com/news/local/shipwreck-artif...ing-stolen-by-divers

An attempted theft of a brick from the Colosseum (again):

www.thelocal.it/20181211/tourist-caught-...from-romes-colosseum
www.wantedinrome.com/news/tourist-remove...eum-as-souvenir.html
www.tornosnews.gr/en/world-news/33733-to...eum-and-escapes.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 US returned some bells looted from the Philippines some 117 years ago:

www.bbc.com/news/av/world-46581573/us-re...ines-after-117-years

The UPenn library will be returning a couple of 9th century documents to
Italy:

www.philly.com/arts/penn-schoenberg-thef...e-ages-20181210.html

... while Princeton claims some manuscripts it has were not looted:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/14/arts/design/p...orthodox-church.html

A bronze from the Summer Palace was returned to China from the UK:

www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/...palace-1860-returned
beta.scmp.com/news/china/society/article...palace-1860-returned
www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2018/r...ow-returns-to-china/
www.globaltimes.cn/content/1131519.shtml

Easter Island's mayor seems to have a differing opinion on the return of the Moai:

uk.reuters.com/article/uk-chile-heritage...museum-idUKKBN1O92IG
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/easter-i...tatue-back-8hvwslqfp
www.fijitimes.com/easter-island-mayor-co...t-in-british-museum/

OpEds on the Getty Bronze situation:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/10/opinion/justi...nion&pgtype=Homepage
blogs.getty.edu/iris/talking-about-the-getty-bronze/

... and 'colonial plunder':

www.middleeasteye.net/columns/museums-sh...al-legacy-1667924530
www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/d...nin-bronzes-returned

More on the return of the 'Gypsy Girl':

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46495176
www.archaeology.org/news/7234-181210-turkey-zeugma-mosaics
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NUMISMATICA
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Assorted coins finds from Stare Czarnow (Poland) over the past few years:

www.numismaticnews.net/article/poland-discovery-1000-years-old

Seven coins from various periods found by a mill owner in Slovakia:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22002815/historical-c...ed-in-sobotiste.html

On the coins associated with the Pope Joan claim:

www.numismaticnews.net/article/pope-joan-tale-depends-on-coins

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n49.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n50.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-guide/a...mber-8-december-2018
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CONFERENCES
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Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Studying the brain of Little Foot:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uotw-pil121818.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181218115137.htm
phys.org/news/2018-12-peering-foot-million-year-old-brain.html
www.livescience.com/64370-brain-of-littl...-human-relative.html
www.sciencenews.org/article/little-foot-...over-hominid-species
www.archaeology.org/7263-181221-little-foot-brain

On the plant-based diet of early hominids:

cosmosmagazine.com/biology/human-ancesto...y-when-eating-plants

Feature on early hominins:

aeon.co/videos/last-hominin-standing-cha...ur-closest-relatives

More on Neanderthal DNA:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p041blc5/how-neanderthal-are-you-

Feature on Neanderthal extinction (or not):

www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/the-last-neanderthal
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 3500 years bp waterlogged tomb with plenty of burials from Gebel
el-Silsila:

www.livescience.com/64321-waterlogged-mass-grave-egypt.html
www.livescience.com/64315-photos-watery-egypt-desert-grave.html

Not sure if we mentioned this 5th Dynasty priest's tomb from Saqqara:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/62012/In-pi...-to-know-about-Royal
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/secrets-of-th...ime-forgot-qrxjw37tk
www.livescience.com/64317-saqqara-tomb-h...afts-discovered.html
www.nytimes.com/2018/12/16/world/middlee...tomb-discovered.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-46580264
www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-middle-east-...omb-found-in-saqqara
www.theguardian.com/world/video/2018/dec...covered-video-report
www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2018/...n-tomb-might-reveal/
www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/12/1...mb-discovered-egypt/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-4400-year...t-discovered-1260697
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/16/c_137677077.htm
www.independent.ie/world-news/africa/400...veiled-37636184.html
elpais.com/internacional/2018/12/17/mund...45046239_953142.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-top...es-of-2018-1.6764751
www.timesofisrael.com/exceptionally-pres...-uncovered-in-egypt/
qz.com/1497503/archaeologists-find-a-440...ian-tomb-in-saqqara/
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...qqara-pyramid-egypt/
www.archaeology.org/news/7249-181217-saqqara-priest-tomb

Recent finds from Tell Edfu:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/62512/New-d...in-Aswan-s-Tell-Edfu

Assorted excavations in Egypt are set to resume/begin:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/32...tic-archaeolgoi.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/62476/Egypt...n-work-in-New-Valley

Concerns for cultural heritage in Egypt:

www.dw.com/en/ancient-egypt-holds-pricel...iscovered/a-46849762

Three Jewish cemeteries in Egypt are being designated as 'antiquities':

ww.egyptindependent.com/three-jewish-cem...rded-as-antiquities/

What Zahi Hawass is up to:

www.nippon.com/en/people/e00153/

4000+ years bp burials from Shahr-e Sokhta:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/431136/Shahr-e-...4000-year-old-relics
www.payvand.com/news/18/dec/1103.html

A 2800 years bp Aramaic curse inscription from Zincirli:

www.livescience.com/64362-ancient-aramai...cribes-devourer.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7259-181220-turkey-aramaic-inscription

A 2800 years bp Persian (maybe) military base from Tel Keisan:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/12/24/an...d-in-northern-israel
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...hern-israe-1.6765220
www.archaeology.org/news/7265-181223-isr...e-persian-encampment

A 2000 years bp ring from a mikveh in the City of David:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Two-th...City-of-David-575179
www.timesofisrael.com/misplaced-2000-yea...alems-city-of-david/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-2-0...mple-mount-1.6775027
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/256581
www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusale...of-david/2018/12/23/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/22/c_137690405.htm

I think we mentioned this bull figurine find from a Zippori in a different
context:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Discovered-Rom...i-from-Talmud-574064

Feature on Liberty University's participation in those new Dead Sea Scrolls Cave investigations:

www.liberty.edu/news/index.cfm?PID=18495&MID=299262
wset.com/news/local/liberty-university-f...ow-the-bible-hunters

Not sure where to put this one ... items stolen and smuggled in the West Bank are now on display at the BLM:

www.timesofisrael.com/artifacts-stolen-a...isplay-in-jerusalem/
www.jns.org/on-display-in-jerusalem-resc...m-antiquity-robbers/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Exhibit-reveal...gical-thieves-575777

Road development v Tel Beit-Shemesh:

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAG...g-route-38-1.6763609
www.thetrumpet.com/18354-more-proof-of-g...-under-king-hezekiah

... and they're arguing about a tunnel going under the so-called tomb of David/the Kings too:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/256458
www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAG...-the-kings-1.6766370
sputniknews.com/middleeast/2018122110708...rench-historic-site/

The top 'biblical archaeology'/ANE finds of 2018 (varies according to
source):

www.livescience.com/64305-biblical-era-j...iscoveries-2018.html
watchjerusalem.co.il/507-top-discoveries...cal-archaeology-2018
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...rs-of-2018-1.6765481
www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/a-year-o...ast-in-2018-1.805710

Nice overview of what's going on heritage-wise in Aleppo:

www.unitar.org/unosat/whs-aleppo

A Byzantine-era lead sarcophagus was revealed to the public in Jordan:

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/ancient-l...veiled-public-jerash

12th century mosaics from the Church of the Nativity found at a seasonally-appropriate time:

fr.aleteia.org/2018/12/17/basilique-de-b...at-juste-avant-noel/

Timurid-era remains from the grand bazaar of Tehran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/431241/Archaeol...d-in-heart-of-Tehran

Feature on Veysel Donbaz' work:

www.yenisafak.com/en/news/master-of-exti...eysel-donbaz-3469757

Feature on that purported face of Jesus depicted at Shivta:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/12/Face-of-Baptized-Jesus

Feature on the Egyptian Academy in Rome:

www.greenprophet.com/2018/12/the-egyptia...-cultural-diplomacy/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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An apparent Chalcolithic burial ground from Paphos:

cyprus-mail.com/2018/12/21/new-insights-...ithic-period-at-dig/

Plenty of coverage of another preserved horse found at Pompeii:

phys.org/news/2018-12-harnessed-horse-un...-ancient-stable.html
www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/world/europe/pompeii-horse.html
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...1d-73da7f60e8bf.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/pompeii-discovery-h...-ancient-roman-city/
abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/h...ble-pompeii-59987171
www.washingtonpost.com/history/2018/12/2...ably-preserved-lava/
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-46671050
www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/23/...cient-pompeii-stable
www.standard.co.uk/news/world/remains-of...stable-a4025116.html
www.dw.com/en/petrified-horse-remains-fo...r-pompeii/a-46850386
www.abc.net.au/news/2018-12-24/harnessed...ear-pompeii/10665224
www.wistv.com/2018/12/23/harnessed-horse...stable-near-pompeii/
www.latimes.com/world/la-fg-harnessed-ho...-20181223-story.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/24/c_137694124.htm
www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/1...-officer/2405351002/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/incredib...nearthed-in-pompeii/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/milita...eii-villa-180971114/
www.archaeology.org/news/7264-181223-pompeii-horse-unearthed

... and there's evidence that Pompeii had a theatre in Samnite times:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...60-aace12a1d861.html

Overview of finds at this year's dig at the Roman fort at Ribchester:

www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/17322...chesters-roman-past/

Evidence of a Roman settlement of some sort from a dig at the Wimpole
Estate:

www.royston-crow.co.uk/news/wimpole-arch...settlement-1-5825632
www.archaeology.org/news/7256-181219-roman-copper-figurine

A Roman burial and villa site from Stoke Gifford:

www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/business/huma...tral-heating-2354194
www.archaeology.org/news/7267-181228-england-roman-lamp

Remains of a Roman road in downtown Plovdiv:

www.novinite.com/articles/193994/Archaeo...he+Center+of+Plovdiv
sofiaglobe.com/2018/12/18/archaeology-ex...f-bulgarias-plovdiv/
www.archaeology.org/news/7255-181218-bulgaria-roman-road

A inscription from Nikouria, lost for almost a century, was rediscovered at a house on Amorgos:

www.ekathimerini.com/236088/article/ekat...iscovered-on-amorgos
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...-amorgos-island.html
greekcitytimes.com/2018/12/29/2000-year-...n-island-of-amorgos/

There were plenty of visits to the Colosseum this year:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...ce-5669d2009564.html

... which explains the security concerns:

inews.co.uk/news/world/the-colosseum-rom...terrorism-vandalism/

Top finds of 2018 from the Classical side:

neoskosmos.com/en/125976/two-greek-finds...logical-discoveries/

... with a special focus on Pompeii:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...the-year-of-pompeii/

What Anne Carson is up to:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/sh...mer-and-john-ashbery

What Edward Bradley is up to:

www.vnews.com/Column-The-Curiosity-Quotient-21503151

Assorted items reviewing/incorporating Adrienne Mayor's *Gods and Robots*:

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-05773-y
blogs.sciencemag.org/books/2018/12/17/turned-on/
www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/dreaming-...8a5ce9e19_story.html
www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/how-...t-of-invented-robots

Reviewish of Miller's *Circe*:

www.spiked-online.com/2018/12/22/circe-is-a-self-made-woman/

Feature on Armand D'Angour's reconstructions of ancient music:

en.protothema.gr/oxford-professor-recons...t-greek-music-video/

An NEH grant for Paul Iverson:

thedaily.case.edu/classicist-paul-iverse...wn-computing-device/

*The Silence of the Girls* might soon be a movie of some sort:

www.thebookseller.com/news/barkers-iliad...oned-bbc-film-918611

How ancient Romans dealt with anxiety:

www.thedailybeast.com/how-the-ancient-romans-dealt-with-anxiety

What the US can learn from the fall of the Roman Republic:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/books/review/...mortal-republic.html

Comparing Greek and Roman divinities:

foreignpolicyi.org/greek-and-roman-gods-what-is-the-difference/

Top 10 (apparently) Roman emperors:

foreignpolicyi.org/best-roman-emperors-top-10/

Latest Etna eruption coverage:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/rockyplanet/?p=2252076

Latest on that Orpheus Pavement replica mosaic:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-46631372

More on the explorations beneath St John Lateran:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/22/brit...roman-ruins-beneath/

More on that purported Pilate ring:

thefederalist.com/2018/12/26/archaeologi...ancient-signet-ring/
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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Interesting study of 3800 years bp bones reveals the apparent murder of the 'Prince of Helmsdorf':

www.dw.com/en/bronze-age-regicide-german...-murdered/a-46793673
www.sciencealert.com/a-prince-killed-4-0...own-political-murder
www.dailynewsdir.com/after-almost-4000-y...e-world-on-the-track
qz.com/1508740/the-first-political-assas...on-in-human-history/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bronze...al-murder-180971107/
www.archaeology.org/news/7258-181219-germany-prince-helmsdorf

A stone circle near Alford has been officially recorded and studied:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/4-500-year-ol...first-time-1-4845198
www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/ancient-s...ly-recognised/18/12/
www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberde...-in-north-east-farm/

Suggestion that the Anglo-Saxons were "worse" than the Vikings:

phys.org/news/2018-12-anglo-saxons-worse-vikings.html

A Byzantine Christian site (with mosaics) from Akrotirio:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/12/21/impo...iscovered-in-cyprus/
www.archaeology.org/news/7261-181221-cyprus-byzantine-churches

12th century finds from Edinburgh Castle:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/12th-century-...castle-dig-1-4849752

... and a 13th century catapult ball:

www.thesun.co.uk/news/8080868/edinburgh-...ball-catapult-found/
www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-n...grassmarket-15608083

A 15th century tomb at Dunkeld Cathedral has revealed some long unknown stone carvings:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...hshire-a8699706.html
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/scotland-now/ancie...-hidden-600-13777406
www.archaeology.org/news/7266-181228-scotland-dunkeld-cathedral

Assorted interesting finds from various periods found during road construction in Ireland this year:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/irela...oscommon-894309.html

A coin hoard associated with the Thirty Years' War from Bohemia:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/golden...-in-pardubice-region

Somewhat vague items on a Lusatian site in Slovakia:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22008057/seven-hundre...catin-surprised.html

Remains of an 18th century ice house from London:

www.theguardian.com/science/2018/dec/28/...-under-london-street
www.archaeology.org/news/7268-181228-london-ice-house

Interesting study of one of the soldiers found in that Napoleonic era mass grave in Kaliningrad:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...llowing-1812-battle/

Evidence of strange drinking practices from medieval site in Poland:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...quid-butt-cocktails/

Evidence previously thought to suggest cannibalistic practices in Mesolithic Poland have been revised:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32...tim-cannibalism.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7253-181218-poland-mesolithic-skull

Evidence of possible other tombs associated with a famous 'expiatory chapel' in Paris:

fr.aleteia.org/2018/12/17/la-chapelle-ex...evolution-francaise/

A plaque for Christian Maclagan:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/scotland-s-fi...ering-work-1-4848932

... and controversy over Gertrude Bell:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...riate-north-15596420

Another roundup of PAS finds this year:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/goddes...sh-public-180971026/

... and A14 finds from Cambridgeshire:

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-...nglia-roman-15554446

Heritage concerns arising from Gozo tunnel construction:

www.independent.com.mt/articles/2018-12-...gs-expert-6736201055

The dry summer revealed a number of sites associated with the megalithic burial chamber at Newgrange:

www.independent.ie/irish-news/more-insig...marked-37650882.html
www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/imme...er-drought-1.3739253

Plans to build near the site where Lindow Man was found:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-manchester-46633242

Feature on the Folkton Drums:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ancients-had-...stonehenge-sks560n2g
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence of a human presence on the Himalayan Plateau some 30 000 years bp (we mentioned this already I think):

www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/h...ed-earlier-19122018/

A 6000 years bp burial of a girl from Gua Chawan:

www.theborneopost.com/2018/12/18/6000-ye...gua-chawan-kelantan/

Jomon-era pottery found at Hokkaido a couple years ago was found to incorporate 500 maize weevils into its design:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/ku-ajp121718.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181218092959.htm
phys.org/news/2018-12-ancient-japanese-p...y-maize-weevils.html

Another Great Wall 'relic' from Hebei:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/28/c_137704790.htm
www.globaltimes.cn/content/1133974.shtml
gbtimes.com/archaeologists-find-new-grea...relic-in-north-china

99 burials from a site in Inner Mongolia:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/23/c_137693230.htm
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/25/c_137697807.htm

... and a human sacrificial pit (Liao Dynasty?), also from Inner Mongolia:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/24/c_137695707.htm
www.ecns.cn/news/culture/2018-12-24/deta...fzaxhck8716926.shtml

Overviewish thing of recent finds from Xinjiang:

www.china.org.cn/china/2018-12/20/content_74295044.htm
www.ecns.cn/hd/2018-12-20/detail-ifzaxhck8714702.shtml

A statue of Naga Muchalinda from Old Guntur:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pr.../article25786642.ece

Serpent figures (date?) were also found at Kerala:

english.manoramaonline.com/districts/pat...n-site-aranmula.html

On eunuchs in the Forbidden City:

beta.scmp.com/news/china/article/2178709...hinas-forbidden-city

... and concubines:

beta.scmp.com/news/china/article/2178652...-more-curse-blessing

Not sure about this claim of very old pyramid/stone structure in Indonesia:

www.livescience.com/64320-hidden-temple-pyramid-java.html
www.sciencealert.com/the-world-s-oldest-...ain-scientists-claim
www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stori...d-be-28000-years-old

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09...18bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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Pre-airport construction excavations in Phoenix have revealed a couple of Hohokam canals:

www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2018/...rs-ago/#11f3521a1213

Hyping a dig near a prison in Mobile:

www.heraldcourier.com/news/scientists-se...a7-6edf327d2b20.html

Looking for Native American sites in the wake of the Chumash fire:

www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-chu...-20181218-story.html

Interesting Revolutionary War dig on the Princeton Campus:

www.princeton.edu/news/2018/12/20/excava...and-american-history

Feature on Nevada's 'Lost City':

www.stgeorgeutah.com/news/archive/2018/1...nevada/#.XCjdVc9KhfI

The search for Champlain's tomb continues:

www.timescolonist.com/as-quebec-city-rev...b-remains-1.23556956

Reexamining points from the Mixter site (paywall):

www.dispatch.com/news/20181223/archaeolo...e-of-continued-study

In case you're in the market for a house associated with the Salem trials:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/...h-trials/2334379002/

Feature on the Christmas Riot at Fort Ticonderoga:

www.npr.org/2018/12/25/679831582/1776-ch...g-forgotten-tensions
www.npr.org/679831582

Ten things we learned about the 'First Americans' in 2018:

www.livescience.com/64339-first-americans-discoveries.html

France and Florida have reached an agreement on the remains of La Trinite:

www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/loca...23-ad02-d5d7ce9c14cd

Honours for Shane Miller:

www.msstate.edu/newsroom/article/2018/12...l-archaeology-honor/

What Andrea White is up to:

www.staugustine.com/news/20181225/andrea...revamp-of-department

Feature/reviewish piece on Frederick Douglass:

www.npr.org/677350952

Interesting study of prehistoric horses in North America:

phys.org/news/2018-12-prehistoric-horses-homebodies.html

More on what we're learning from that 9000 years bp child's tooth from
Alaska:

www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1851anc...oadens_understanding
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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'Surfer's Ear' in pre-Columbian remains from Panama is being taken as evidence of pearl diving:

phys.org/news/2018-12-surfer-ear-ancient-pearl-divers.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/stri-sep122118.php

Evidence of a 15th century earthquake in structures at Macchu Pichu:

www.peruviantimes.com/13/earthquake-stru...udy-concludes/31027/
www.archaeology.org/news/7251-181217-machu-picchu-earthquake

An anchor found in the Gulf of Mexico might have a connection to Cortes'
lost fleet (is this a new story?):

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...t-ships-archaeology/

I think we mentioned this 3d reconstruction of Pumapunku:

www.livescience.com/64377-virtual-pre-in...stone-structure.html
gizmodo.com/scientists-virtually-reconst...pre-incan-1831051922
arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/archaeol...h-3d-printed-blocks/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/crumbl...-printing-180971047/
www.archaeology.org/news/7254-181218-bolivia-tiwanaku-pumapunku
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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The general 'found in 2018' pieces came out this week:

www.archaeology.org/issues/323-1901/feat...-discoveries-of-2018
www.livescience.com/64383-biggest-archae...y-finds-of-2018.html
gizmodo.com/skull-soup-viking-tech-and-m...-archaeol-1830920234
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...rs-of-2018-1.6765481
www.timesofisrael.com/6-archaeology-stor...me-rethink-my-world/
aleteia.org/2018/12/27/top-5-archaeological-finds-of-2018/

... similarly, with an art historical focus:

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-15...cal-discoveries-2018

... and a pseudoarchaeology focus:

ahotcupofjoe.net/2018/12/2018-the-year-in-pseudoarchaeology/

Feature on archaeological misinterpretation:

www.dw.com/en/a-crown-or-a-bucket-when-a...-mistakes/a-46807172

What we can learn from Voltaire:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/27/opinion/trump...e-enlightenment.html

Feature on Katsushika Oei:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p06s6ynj/katsushi...rtist-history-forgot

Feature on archaeology TV strategies:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2018/12/2...omote-bogus-history/

Feature on Aramaic:

www.bbc.com/news/stories-46650911

Feature on some ancient kingdoms you may or may not have heard of:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2018/...ably-never-heard-of/

On the political history of cafes:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/12/24/wh...s-did-for-liberalism

On the invention of writing in various cultures and times:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=10671

On Icelandish elves:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181217-the-el...en-people-of-iceland

On the history of St Nick/Santa Claus:

theconversation.com/teleporting-and-psyc...d-his-helpers-107884

... and the annual pondering of the 'Three Kings':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-46650911
verne.elpais.com/verne/2018/12/14/articu...44777201_627114.html

... and the date of Christmas:

www.nwherald.com/2018/12/27/historys-mys...a-of-dec-25/agc4tmz/
elpais.com/internacional/2014/12/23/actu...19361380_753332.html

Celebrating Christmas like Dickens:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-46378745

... and how he made Christmas 'white':

www.bbc.com/future/story/20181217-how-di...ite-christmas-a-myth

... and the economic side of the story:

www.economist.com/prospero/2018/12/14/th...of-a-christmas-carol

... and a review of *A Christmas Carol*:

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/186...rles-dickens/578461/

On the history of *Silent Night*:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181219-silent...dic-message-of-peace
www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/201...-christmas-song-ever
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-46650323

... and Christmas pudding:

www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/the-hidden-hist...mas-pudding/p06tmlkd

Assorted Christmas factoids:

www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/why-we-kiss-und...curiosities/p06w15tt

Celebrating Christmas in Greek Catholic villages:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/The-history-of-c...olic-villages-575180

On New Year's Eve in ancient times:

greece.greekreporter.com/2018/12/29/new-...ve-in-ancient-times/

... and assorted 'rituals':

economictimes.indiatimes.com/magazines/t...cleshow/67257636.cms

Germany is being encouraged to 'own up' to its colonial past:

www.dw.com/en/germany-urged-to-own-up-to...awareness/a-46754507

Feature on colonialist missionary activities:

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2014/januar...ssionaries-made.html

On the history of veterinary science in Spain:

elpais.com/elpais/2018/12/21/ciencia/1545425293_674083.html

Interesting info revealed about Princess Louise:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-46647820

Alas, some rare scotch whiskies are fake:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-scotland-business-46566703

Feature on ancient life spans:

aeon.co/ideas/think-everyone-died-young-...ocieties-think-again

Feature on Medieval sex lives:

aeon.co/essays/getting-down-and-medieval...s-of-the-middle-ages

On the history of bicycle manufacturing in the US:

www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2...s-bicycles/38742931/

On depictions of the earth through history:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/opinion/plato...as-eve-apollo-8.html
macaulay.cuny.edu/about-macaulay/earthrise/

Review of Robert Alter's new translation of the Hebrew Bible:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/magazine/hebr...ble-translation.html

Review of Christopher Andrew, *The Secret World*:

www.theguardian.com/books/2018/dec/28/se...topher-andrew-review
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Terracotta Warriors:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/de...-gallery-of-victoria

Unicorns:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181214-why-w...lways-loved-unicorns
www.musee-moyenage.fr/en/activities/exhi...ent-exhibitions.html

South Ludlow Hoard:

www.shropshirelive.com/news/2018/12/17/t...ay-at-ludlow-museum/
www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/s...n-display-at-museum/

Bruegel:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...d0e0dd65a_story.html

Claudius:

thisislyon.fr/events/lyons-musee-des-bea...an-emperor-claudius/

Agents of Faith:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/20/arts/design/b...-votive-objects.html
www.bgc.bard.edu/gallery/exhibitions/81/...faith-votive-objects

Gentileschi:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-46626762

Feature on the al-Qarara (private) Museum:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-12/19/c_137685085.htm

Herculaneum now has an (open) museum:

theartnewspaper.com/news/herculaneum-s-m...ts-doors-44-years-on

There appears to be a leak in the British Museum near the Marbles:

www.ekathimerini.com/235961/article/ekat...es-in-british-museum
www.balkaneu.com/roof-leak-causes-concer...-the-british-museum/

The new Greco-Roman museum should be open late next year:

ww.egyptindependent.com/egypts-greco-rom...ntiquities-ministry/

On work being done in the aftermath of the Brazil Museum fire:

www.theguardian.com/world/2018/dec/28/th...rom-devastating-fire

The Cleveland MoA has hired a 'profoundly ethical' curator of Greek and Roman art:

www.cleveland.com/arts/2018/12/cleveland...k-and-roman-art.html

More on the Museum of African Civilizations:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/62029/Antiq...frican-Civilizations
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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A Lincoln 'Christmas letter' came to auction:

www.cnn.com/2018/12/24/us/abraham-lincol...as-letter/index.html

A Jamaican ketuba is coming to auction:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Rare-Jam...d-by-Sothebys-574479
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THE TECHY SIDE
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More on determining the sex of remains from a tooth:

www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2018/12/21/kas...5jDyQJODL/story.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7262-181221-human-teeth-sex

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Using archaeology to help understand climate change:

theconversation.com/using-archaeology-to...limate-change-108668

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Not sure where to put this one: the role of DNA in the repatriation of Aboriginal remains:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/19/science/dna-b...nal-australians.html
phys.org/news/2018-12-dna-ancient-aborig...tralian-enables.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/aaft-rir121718.php
advances.sciencemag.org/content/4/12/eaau5064
arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/dna-may-...-modern-communities/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=30301
www.archaeology.org/news/7260-181220-australia-dna-ancestors

Using DNA to track the spread of citrus in the Mediterranean:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181220141103.htm

On the 'genetic legacy' in the Americas of the Spanish Inquisition:

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...in-americans/578509/

More on DNA from ancient 'chewing gum':

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018...-chewing-gum/577492/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Cordoba:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/cordoba-spain...age-sites/index.html

Another item on garbage etc. detracting from tourism in Rome:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/24/travel/rome-pollution-trash.html

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CRIME BEAT
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An attempted theft (of coins) from Huqoq was thwarted:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Antiquities-po...ancient-coins-575611

A smuggler trying to sell a piece of a Roman sarcophagus in Turkey received his comeuppance:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2018/12/16/smu...us-in-western-turkey

A man in Larissa was arrested because of his ancient coin collection:

www.ekathimerini.com/236083/article/ekat...ient-coin-collection

Using satellite data to monitor looting at various sites:

phys.org/news/2018-12-satellite-exposes-looting.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/12/181217105856.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-12/uob-sde121718.php
arstechnica.com/science/2018/12/satellit...cient-steppe-nomads/

Another tourist caught trying to steal a piece of the Colosseum:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/tourist-caught...romes-colosseum.html

Not sure if we've mentioned these statues of questionable origin associated with a Chilean business family:

www.latercera.com/la-tercera-pm/noticia/...s-de-schuler/450685/

A couple weeks' worth of Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/12/...6-december-2018.html
www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/12/...3-december-2018.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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Mosaic repatriations in Cyprus were a cultural heritage highlight of 2018:

cyprus-mail.com/2018/12/22/repatriation-...r-cultural-heritage/

Kashmir awaits the return of numerous items:

m.greaterkashmir.com/news/kashmir/kashmi...treasure/306524.html

A pile of Bronze Age artifacts are returning to Cyprus (this is a donation of some sort?):

cyprus-mail.com/2018/12/23/more-than-100...to-return-to-cyprus/

Chile is going to take the legal route to get its Moai from the BM:

www.elmostrador.cl/noticias/pais/2018/12...expuesto-en-londres/

A painting of Ivan the Terrible found in Connecticut will be returned to the Ukraine:

www.cnn.com/2018/12/24/us/stolen-painting-ukraine/index.html

A UN resolution on the return of cultural property:

news.gtp.gr/2018/12/24/un-supports-greek...ty-countries-origin/

OpEd on the return of cultural property:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/d...of-cultural-property
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NUMISMATICA
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A couple of weeks' worth of e-Sylum news:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n50.html
www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n51.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n52.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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OBITUARIES
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Sister Wendy:

www.nytimes.com/2018/12/26/obituaries/si...dy-beckett-dead.html
www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/201...endy-beckett-dies-88

Philip Levine:

cmrs.ucla.edu/news/in-memoriam-philip-le...ng-director-of-cmrs/

Roger Mercer:

www.scotsman.com/news/obituaries/obituar...h-his-home-1-4847141
www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2018/12/2...ns-hill-forts-threw/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...ber-22-december-2018
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CONFERENCES
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Sonoran Desert Food and Lifeways (January 8):

www.archaeologysouthwest.org/event/sonor...ys-past-and-present/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announceme...enter-latin-american

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

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

Berkshire Archaeology Day (April 6, 2019) ================================================================
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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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