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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Studying Little Foot's inner ear:

phys.org/news/2019-01-foot-ear-movement-behaviour.amp
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/de...inner-ear-180971199/
www.archaeology.org/news/7294-190110-little-foot-ears

Stone tools on Mt Kenya are prompting a search for 'skeletons':

www.nation.co.ke/news/Search-on-for-earl...08-cqstit/index.html
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AFRICA
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It looks like they're using LiDAR at the site of Kweneng (but are afraid to use the term):

www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/jan/08/l...lost-city-of-kweneng
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A hieroglyphic inscription from Saudi Arabia with Ramses III connections:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63386/Hiero...ered-in-Saudi-Arabia

A New Kingdom 'urban villa' from Tell Edfu featuring an ancestral shrine (inter alia):

phys.org/news/2019-01-ancient-urban-villa-shrine-ancestor.html

A project to document inscriptions in various languages in the Sinai:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63246/Min-o...ting-inscriptions-in

Vague item on finds from various periods (up to 8000 years bp) at a site in Kurdistan:

www.rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iran/07012019

I think we mentioned this possible Persian military base site at Tel Keisan:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...hern-israe-1.6765220
cf:
www.archaeology.org/news/7265-181223-isr...e-persian-encampment

More strange headlines about the Ark of the Covenant:

www.timesofisrael.com/biblical-site-tied...t-in-central-israel/
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/01/discove...ark-of-the-covenant/

Remains of a medievalish era water system in Nushabad:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/431762/Centurie...m-discovered-in-Iran

Feature on analyzing old 'spy satellite' images to find and compare sites:

www.livescience.com/64404-unbending-clas...atellite-photos.html

Feature on technology used at the site of Thaj (Saudi Arabia):

eos.org/articles/magnetic-surveying-reve...uildings-and-streets

Feature on an Islamic site in Israel (paywalled):

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ver-see-it-1.6810206

Feature on restoring Palmyra artifacts in the Damascus Museum:

uk.reuters.com/article/uk-mideast-crisis...museum-idUKKCN1P41NZ
www.reuters.com/article/us-mideast-crisi...museum-idUSKCN1P41NR
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists...mascus-museum-140441
cyprus-mail.com/2019/01/10/archaeologist...tefacts-in-damascus/

Hyping an upcoming heritage conference in Jordan:

www.al-fanarmedia.org/2019/01/in-jordan-...unities-as-partners/

More concerns for sites in Yemen:

www.npr.org/2019/01/06/682532244/yemens-...them-of-their-future
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of attention for the excavation of a Roman burial ground in Great Wheltenham featuring plenty of decapitations:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-46763020
www.livescience.com/64462-decapitated-sk...-roman-cemetery.html
www.livescience.com/64460-roman-cemetery...pitation-photos.html
www.eadt.co.uk/news/decapitated-skeleton...lk-village-1-5842252
www.buryfreepress.co.uk/news/decapitated...-whelnetham-9058557/
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2019/01/08/n...-romans-decapitated/
www.sciencealert.com/a-whole-bunch-of-de...unearthed-in-england
www.thedailybeast.com/englands-strange-c...f-decapitated-bodies
www.archaeology.org/news/7284-190107-england-roman-cemetery

A section of Roman road found in Lancashire:

www.lep.co.uk/news/roman-road-remains-un...r-50-years-1-9533302
www.archaeology.org/news/7297-190111-england-roman-road

'Luxury Quarters' and a brothel from Plovdiv:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/11/6-l...chaeologists-reveal/

Finds from various periods (latest found seem Roman) from the Nebet Tepe site in Plovdiv:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/01/07/archaeology-tr...ivs-nebet-tepe-site/

Photos of those Roman remains found near the Mercury Theatre in Colcester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17336255.las...se-at-roman-remains/
www.archaeology.org/news/7287-190108-england-roman-colchester

Feature on an 1800 years bp ancient Greek 'homework lesson' from Egypt:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egypti...o-display-180971234/
www.livescience.com/64458-ancient-egyptian-homework.html

... and a feature on learning ancient Greek in a more modern context:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/14/greek-to-me

A very interesting statue restoration piece:

hyperallergic.com/479203/college-basketb...roman-statue-an-arm/
www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2019/01/08/NC-ba...tatue/1161546985232/

Feature on the conservation of the Drunken Satyr at the Getty:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/an-introduction-to-...-at-the-getty-villa/

Plans to repair a (possibly) Roman bridge in Gaziantep:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/01/09/200...rn-turkeys-gaziantep

In case you didn't read/hear about the racist incidents at the SCS a week or so ago:

www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2019/0...nts-at-classics-prof
www.chronicle.com/article/After-Racist-Incidents-Mire-a/245430

... and Dan-el Peralta did respond:

https://medium.com/@danelpadillaperalta/some-thoughts-on-aia-scs-2019-d6a480a1812a
www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2019/0...lassicist-speaks-out

... some reflecting:

www.chronicle.com/article/After-Racist-Incidents-Mire-a/245430

Feature on Juvenal:

theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classic...irist-of-rome-106156

Some classical reception in tapestry form:

www.forbes.com/sites/tomteicholz/2019/01...-simon/#1d14c1be29c5

Feature on Roman London:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/01/what-did-the...-ever-do-for-london/

The Owl's Legacy looks interesting:

www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/the-owls-l...Content?oid=66225776

On Trump, Game of Thrones, and Hadrian's Wall:

www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/01/08...m_term=.12f2e9388b32

Snow in Athens:

www.elobservador.com.uy/nota/una-rareza-...o-nieve-201918162020

Review/interview with Stephanie Frampton about her *Roman Letters* book:

news.mit.edu/2019/empire-letters-writing...phanie-frampton-0108
phys.org/news/2019-01-technology-classical.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/miot-hwt010819.php

Interview with Edward Watts about his *Mortal Republic*:

www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/01/11/rome-ame...atts-mortal-republic
www.wbur.org/onpoint/2019/01/11/america-rome-republic-lessons

More on the restoration of the 'gladiator house' at Pompeii:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/12/rest...m-sites-renaissance/

More on a 2500 years bp necropolis at Antalya becoming a cultural centre:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/necropolis-are...ltural-center-140328
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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Evidence of a 'flint weapon' in a 25 000 years bp mammoth rib excavated in
Poland:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32...oths-discovered.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7282-190107-poland-mammoth-hunting

A hoard of 6500 years bp copper axes and 'hammers'from a site in Bulgaria:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/09/eur...-northeast-bulgaria/
www.archaeology.org/news/7292-190110-bulgaria-copper-tools

A 4500 years bp 'Stonehenge-like' monument from Scotland:

www.livescience.com/64449-ancient-stone-circle-scotland.html


Plenty of coverage of interesting dental evidence of a woman being involved in medieval manuscript production:

phys.org/news/2019-01-lapis-lazuli-hidden-ancient-teeth.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/mpif-iwr123118.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190109142616.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-46783610
www.nytimes.com/2019/01/09/science/10-ar...-teeth-painting.html
www.livescience.com/64450-ultramarine-in-medieval-teeth.html
elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/09/ciencia/1547023988_185800.html
www.cnn.com/2019/01/09/health/medieval-w...eth-study/index.html
www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2019/0...ociety/#6d0739611b67
www.tribtown.com/2019/01/09/us-sci-medieval-artist-mystery/
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/these-10...gment-remains-reveal
www.newscientist.com/article/2189990-med...ant-role-as-scribes/
www.sciencenews.org/article/dental-tarta...edieval-book-painter
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...in-her-teeth/579760/
www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/0...stry-circa-1-000-a-d
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...led-dental-calculus/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/blue-p...ed-artist-180971232/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=30686
www.archaeology.org/news/7291-190109-monk-lapis-lazuli

A Welsh farmstead is being identified as a medieval hall house now:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/13/...ouse-experts-confirm

Overviewish sort of thing on finds from (and of) Slovak castles in 2018:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22020423/research-of-...tle-for-example.html

On the Elsyng Palace dig:

www.thesun.co.uk/news/8173886/where-is-e...ry-viiis-live-there/

Concerns for a 5000 years bp Co Sligo cairn:

www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/hike...rn-at-risk-1.3756379

Feature on Caterina Cornaro:

theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-hist...een-of-cyprus-108495

Feature on Queen Anne:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-46783180

Arguing over a bust of Oliver Cromwell:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-br...-cromwell-180971193/

More on remains of that 'ice house' in London:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46760121
www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/blogs...covered-under-london

More on the origins of the 'Green Man':

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190104-the-s...mysterious-green-man
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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The first definite 'couple burial' from a Harappan site has been analyzed:

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-46806084
www.india.com/news/india/haryana-first-c...-university-3517372/
www.indiatimes.com/news/india/5000-year-...-haryana-360065.html
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/in...cleshow/67445140.cms
www.opindia.com/2019/01/in-a-first-archa...a-harappan-cemetery/
edition.cnn.com/2019/01/10/health/harapp...scli-intl/index.html
www.nbc-2.com/story/39763972/ancient-lov...stify-archaeologists
www.archaeology.org/news/7289-190109-india-harappan-burial

A dozen 1500 years bp burials from Shaanxi:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/11/c_137736614.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7295-190111-china-tomb-cluster

Looks like they'll be having a dig on the campus of Sun Yat-sen University:

www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/...-next-class-has-been
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/07/c_137726430.htm

Plenty of interesting finds at a 3600 years bp Jartai Pass site:

www.globaltimes.cn/content/1135331.shtml

13th century Buddhist sculptures from the Monmyoji Temple have been ascribed to a certain artist:

www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201901080001.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7286-190108-japan-sculpture-triad

Interesting study of human remains from 25 burials from Mongolia (3000 years bp, give or take):

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/ancient-...-survive-horse-falls
www.archaeology.org/news/7296-190111-bronze-age-mongolia

On the origin of Indians (two parts):

thediplomat.com/2019/01/unraveled-where-...ns-come-from-part-1/
thediplomat.com/2019/01/where-indians-co...avidians-and-aryans/

Excavations of pioneer graves in Otago has provided more opportunities for the archaeologists involved:

www.stuff.co.nz/southland-times/10988716...s-for-archaeologists

Overviewish thing on assorted finds from the former 'Soviet Asia':

www.asianews.it/news-en/Archaeological-d...viet-Asia-45951.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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Plenty of finds from various periods found during Ambassador Bridge
preliminaries:

www.fox47news.com/news/nearly-30-000-art...ar-ambassador-bridge
www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/...r-bridge/2545900002/

Evidence of a 1908 race riot in Springfield (Illinois):

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/land-linc...e-surface-180971036/

On things found at the site of the future Obama Center in Chicago:

www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/Janu...Future-Obama-Center/

Feature on the Ohlone people:

www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/jan/...one-native-americans

Funding for a dig at Hell Gap:

www.laramieboomerang.com/news/local_news...4c-cdbf3fcc1f5b.html

I think we mentioned this possible alternative explanation for the Salem witch trials:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20181221-can-an...e-salem-witch-trials

Pondering George Washington:

www.cnn.com/2019/01/08/opinions/george-w...er-mensch/index.html

On evidence of an early human presence in Alaska:

www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferraff/2019/0...alaska/#1d02903f762c

Feature on petroglyphs (once?) found in West Virginia:

wvexplorer.com/2019/01/12/strange-carvin...-virginia-explorers/

Feature on Carter Harrison:

yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4811-carter-harrison

Geronimo spoke Spanish:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/01/08/actualidad/1546958387_643634.html

On Ulysses S. Grant's failed attempt to grant citizenship to Native
Americans:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/ulysses-g...tizenship-180971198/

On dealing with immigration during the 1901 smallpox outbreak:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/how-new-y...reak-1901-180971211/

Feature on the Calusa people:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-insti...ny-nature-180969711/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Tracking the rise and fall of the Inca Empire via llama feces (no, really!):

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/mites-fe...nd-fall-incan-empire
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-l...ca-empire-180971206/

The Rapa Nui's monuments are now thought to be connected to sources of fresh water:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/bu-sta010819.php
phys.org/news/2019-01-ancient-mysteries-easter-island.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/10/...and-statues-revealed
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/easter...esh-water-180971244/

An ethnoarchaeological approach to Mexico's ancient cultures:

mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/archaeologist-uses-new-approach/

I think we mentioned this Maya 'steam bath' from Nakum:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32...-bath-guatemala.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7293-190110-maya-steam-bath

More on that temple to Xipe Totec:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/archaeol...ayed-god-xipe-totec/
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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Ancient methods of recycling:

phys.org/news/2019-01-circular-economy-a...opulations-idea.html

Feature on alchemy and the Ripley Scroll:

yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/4822-ripley-scroll

Rethinking the 'Mona Lisa effect':

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190108125427.htm
www.cnn.com/style/article/mona-lisa-eyes-scli-intl/index.html
www.livescience.com/64463-mona-lisa-eyes-not-following-you.html

Feature on Thomas Hobbes:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/thomas...-footnotes-to-plato/

On archaeology as 'academic liturgy':

www.americamagazine.org/faith/2019/01/09...ogy-academic-liturgy

On some of the things which inspired J.K. Rowling's 'magical ideas':

www.livescience.com/64427-harry-potter-h...of-magic-photos.html

Questioning exhuming human remains for research:

elpais.com/elpais/2018/12/25/ciencia/1545756823_325261.html

On stadiums throughout history:

phys.org/news/2019-01-stadiums-fated-dis...-disuse-history.html
theconversation.com/stadiums-arent-fated...with-the-city-109076

On some hidden details in some well-known artworks:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190103-eight...dden-in-masterpieces

On the use of the 'right lighting' to save old paintings:

theconversation.com/how-the-right-lighti...-the-mona-lisa-95938

Trying to replicate Shunga art techniques:

www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201812260007.html

Feature on Edvard Munch:

blog.britishmuseum.org/who-was-edvard-munch/

A late item on the Magi:

elpais.com/elpais/2018/12/27/eps/1545932850_762596.html

... and frankincense and myrrh:

aeon.co/essays/frankincense-and-myrrh-we...ly-but-heretical-too

On the development of the periodic table (it's 150 years old!):

www.sciencenews.org/article/periodic-tab...ents-150-anniversary
www.sciencenews.org/article/periodic-tab...ry-fun-facts-history

On Machiavelli in the Trump era:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...d62dbb0a8_story.html

On the 'blind spots' of great literature of the past:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/08/books/review/...h-anti-semitism.html

Feature on the trial of John Jasper:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/who-killed-edwin-drood/

Feature on the efficacy of walls in history:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/01/1...s-worked-they-didnt/
www.washingtonpost.com/politics/walls-ar...fa44b80ba_story.html

On wheels and walls:

www.esquire.com/uk/latest-news/a25854256...-got-the-past-wrong/
www.indy100.com/article/trump-wheel-bord...xico-twitter-8722461

Another feature on the UK's 'monuments men' unit:

thenewsrep.com/112518/indiana-jones-and-...newest-special-unit/
www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/defence/britis...re-hunters-1-8762422
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ancient Color:

www.clickondetroit.com/all-about-ann-arb...arbor-starting-feb-8

Munch:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ja...s-to-british-library
theartnewspaper.com/news/munch-british-museum
www.irishnews.com/magazine/entertainment...by-curators-1523697/
www.independent.ie/entertainment/british...decade-37691374.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/edvart-munch-...exhibition-tpc6gvnhn

19th century China photos:

www.cnn.com/style/article/china-photos-1...ollection/index.html

Inside Pompeii:

losangeles.cbslocal.com/2019/01/07/insid...-the-reagan-library/

The problem of crowds at museums lately:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/01/08/actualidad/1546973821_790482.html

Islamabad needs a museum:

www.urdupoint.com/en/miscellaneous/islam...sands-of-523465.html
nation.com.pk/07-Jan-2019/islamabad-in-n...sands-of-antiquities

Tut's treasures are going on tour 'for the last time':

dailynewsegypt.com/2019/01/08/tutankhamu...n-countries-in-2019/
egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/06/king-tut-...-european-countries/
wdef.com/2019/01/06/the-treasures-of-kin...r-for-the-last-time/

More arguing over that pyramid stone in the Museum of Scotland:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/10/py...-scotland-for-papers
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-46802323
www.heraldscotland.com/news/17349570.nat...-from-great-pyramid/
www.thenational.scot/news/17346720.natio...-pyramid-stone-feud/
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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A nice price for a letter written by George III:

www.livescience.com/64481-king-george-note-auctioned.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new (?) algorithm for re-assembling archaeological fragments:

techxplore.com/news/2019-01-algorithm-ar...logical-puzzles.html

Feature on LiDAR:

www.spar3d.com/blogs/the-other-dimension/32494-2/

More on CT scans of the mummy of Nespamedu:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/07/inenglish/1546880586_334568.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7290-190109-egypt-mummy-nespamedu
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Another piece on sites threatened by rising seas:

www.sciencenewsforstudents.org/article/r...world-cultural-sites

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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In case you missed it, DNA suggests that 'almost all' the horses in some Viking burials in Iceland were male:

www.livescience.com/64432-vikings-buried-with-stallions.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/dnatesti...crificial-stallions/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/burial...stallions-180971195/
www.archaeology.org/news/7283-190107-iceland-viking-horses

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Castles in Portugal:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...8adc28fa2_story.html

Titanic:

www.dw.com/en/submarine-trip-to-the-tita...p-pockets/a-47001755
www.dw.com/en/submarine-expeditions-ther...e-titanic/a-47030746

More on too many tourists in Venice:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/06/ve...tourism-and-flooding


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PERFORMANCES
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Not sure where to put this item on Black Cowboys:

www.npr.org/2019/01/05/682318409/dom-fle...-the-american-cowboy

... or this item on the Casa Verdi:

www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/20...ife-after-retirement
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CRIME BEAT
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Interesting feature on Vjeran Tomic:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/14/th...ns-biggest-art-heist

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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Pondering whether there's political will to return plundered artifacts:

www.dw.com/en/looted-colonial-art-is-the...artifacts/a-46961670

More on Egypt's recovery of an item from a UK auction:

www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-46804806
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63211/Minis...tore-stolen-artifact
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/09/egyp...muggled-artifact-uk/
www.france24.com/en/20190109-egypt-says-...ablet-repatriated-uk
www.jordantimes.com/news/region/egypt%C2...ablet-repatriated-uk
inews.co.uk/news/world/ancient-egypt-rel...returned-to-country/
www.archaeology.org/news/7288-190109-egypt-repatriated-artifact
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v22n01.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v22n02.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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Eugeniu Iordachescu:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/obituaries/eu...ordachescu-dead.html

Roger Mercer:

www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/17344467....vations-in-scotland/

Georgi Ginev:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/12/bul...ure-has-passed-away/

Stanley Insler:

news.yale.edu/2019/01/09/stanley-insler-...and-scholar-sanskrit

Lamin Sanneh:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/obituaries/lamin-sanneh-dead.html

Major Geoffrey Langlands:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-46757125

Nancy Grace Roman:

www.chicagotribune.com/news/obituaries/c...-20190107-story.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...ember-5-january-2019
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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

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

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

Berkshire Archaeology Day (April 6, 2019):

www.berksarch.co.uk/index.php/2018/12/sa...2019-bas-day-school/
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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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The so-called Xujiayao juvenile fossil shows dental development similar to modern children:

phys.org/news/2019-01-ancient-relative-h...risingly-modern.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/osu-aar011019.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/caos-dso011619.php
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-chil...w-teeth-modern-human
www.archaeology.org/news/7309-190117-china-child-teeth

Using AI to identify an unknown hominin ancestor (I don't quite get this
one):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/cfgr-aia011619.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190116122650.htm

A pair of skeletons from South Africa turn out to be from the same species
(sediba):

phys.org/news/2019-01-scientists-pair-sk...s-early-hominin.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/nyu-scp011719.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190117110830.htm

Feature on sediba:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/dc-uoe011719.php
www.cnn.com/2019/01/19/health/australopi...scli-intl/index.html

Not quite sure where to put this item with upper Paleolithic finds from
Azerbaijan:

www.azernews.az/nation/144108.html
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AFRICA
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Feature on Algeria's pyramid tombs:

phys.org/news/2019-01-algeria-ancient-py...-tombs-shrouded.html
www.france24.com/en/20190114-algerias-an...ill-shrouded-mystery
www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Cultur...uded-in-mystery.ashx
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A relief from Tell Edfu which was damaged some 3500 years bp:

www.livescience.com/64514-ancient-egypti...rving-afterlife.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7310-190117-tell-edfu-sculpture

A pair of Roman-era tombs from the Dakhla Oasis:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...ts-Dakhla-Oasis.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63551/Pictu...-found-in-Al-Amriyah
egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/16/egyptian-...s-from-roman-period/
www.livescience.com/64512-ancient-tombs-egypt-daklha.html
phys.org/news/2019-01-archaeologists-rom...s-egypt-western.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/16/c_137746585.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7305-190115-egypt-mud-brick-tombs

Plans for the Dendera temples complex to become an 'open air museum':

cairoscene.com/Buzz/dendera-temple-to-be...into-open-air-museum
egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/15/magnifice...-an-open-air-museum/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63433/Dende...-into-an-open-museum

Honours for Zahi Hawass:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/5/1188/...rs-Zahi-Hawass-.aspx

... even though he's hyping finding Cleopatra's tomb and hasn't:

www.ilmessaggero.it/mondo/cleopatra_tomba-4227052.html
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63389/Tomb-...to-be-uncovered-soon

More on the mummy of the pharoah's eye doctor:

www.livescience.com/64513-pharaohs-eye-d...aves-cool-mummy.html

Evidence from Jordan ca 11 500 years bp suggests humans were using dogs for hunting purposes:

phys.org/news/2019-01-year-old-animal-bones-jordan-early.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoc--1ab011519.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190115132904.htm
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-pre...s-conclude-1.6848935
cphpost.dk/news/dogs-mans-best-friend-since-the-stone-age.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans...ic-jordan-180971291/
www.archaeology.org/news/7308-190117-jordan-dogs-hunting

Feature on recent finds (with drones and other tech) in Petra:

www.nytimes.com/2016/06/14/science/petra...rm-sarah-parcak.html

Op-Eddish on the search for more Dead Sea Scrolls (paywalled, maybe):

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ay-lose-it-1.6846311

Recent finds from Al Ain seem to be overshadowed by a prince visiting them:

www.urdupoint.com/en/middle-east/new-arc...ain-refl-533321.html

Feature on the Al Ula site, which is being set up for tourism purposes:

www.washingtonpost.com/news/world/wp/201...m_term=.c7707a9aa466

Feature on the dig at Tel Abel Beth Maacah:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/01/Northern-E...Tel-Abel-Beth-Maacah

More on the finds at Kiriath-Jearim which the press is connecting to the Ark of the Covenant for some reason:

www.timesofisrael.com/biblical-site-tied...t-in-central-israel/
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/01/discove...-the-covenant/?print

This one is paywalled, but seems to be about seeds found at various sites in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAG...-years-ago-1.6845384

More on that Beit Shemesh road construction from a month or so ago:

www.jpost.com/In-Jerusalem/Ancient-city-...-Beit-Shemesh-577633

More on that inscription with the traditional spelling of 'Jerusalem':

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/01/an-anci...elling-of-jerusalem/
members.bib-arch.org/biblical-archaeology-review/45/1/10

A 3000 years bp 'warrior grave' from northern Iran:

ifpnews.com/exclusive/grave-belonging-to...ed-in-northern-iran/

Evidence of an Ayyubid era copper production site in Jordan:

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/archaeolo...9-ayyubid-settlement
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/jordan-has...rchaeologist-1238412
www.archaeology.org/news/7301-190114-jordan-ayyubid-site

Concerns for sites in Iraq:

thearabweekly.com/iraqs-archaeological-s...urbanisation-threats

Concerns for monuments in Jordan:

menafn.com/1097981014/India-Jordans-monu...ulation-growth-theft

More on Persians recognizing at least three genders:

www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-...least-three-genders/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Thracian and Roman finds from the Nebet Tepe Fortress site (Bulgaria):

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/08/woo...n-bulgarias-plovdiv/

Greek and Roman artifacts from Alexandria:

aawsat.com/english/home/article/1552481/...iscovered-alexandria

A Roman road in Lancashire:

aboutmanchester.co.uk/roman-road-m6-unea...ford-archaeologists/

A Roman-era tomb accidentally found in Tripoli:

www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/roman-ancie...red-accident-tripoli

Interesting feature on excavating mosaics in Larnaca and Akaki:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/01/13/uncovering-mo...painstaking-process/

Overviewish thing on what's happening at Herculaneum:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...7f-f7695ea7dabc.html

I think we mentioned these Roman-era residences from Plovdiv/Philipopolis:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/11/6-l...chaeologists-reveal/
www.archaeology.org/news/7302-190115-bul...luxurious-structures

... and Hellenistic Philipopolis was larger than previously thought:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/03/hel...n-bulgarias-plovdiv/

A 'Thracian Mound' in Bulgaria turns out to be a 'tower tomb' and is being associated with Philip the Arab:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/16/bul...r-philip-i-the-arab/

... but funding has been cut to investigate it:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/18/fun...r-bulgarias-plovdiv/

Plenty of Roman finds along the River Soar in Leicester:

www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/remarkab...ed-alongside-2420742
www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leiceste...ological-dig-2424381

Hopes for more Roman remains at a Cuerden housing development site:

www.lep.co.uk/your-lancashire/south-ribb...or-housing-1-9545138

Ongoing concerns for privatization of sites in Greece:

www.ekathimerini.com/236778/article/ekat...-monuments-from-fund

Starting them young on Latin in Sheffield:

www.thestar.co.uk/news/pupils-take-on-la...ars-of-age-1-9544963

Pondering women in the Odyssey:

www.forbes.com/sites/stephaniedenning/20...-women/#71ff148e3b86

Feature on Xenophon:

aeon.co/essays/the-ancient-greek-rebel-l...ocrates-solo-dancing

Feature on Antinous:

www.apollo-magazine.com/the-most-beautif...in-the-roman-empire/

In case you missed Dan-el Padilla Peralta's response to racist events at the AIA/SCA:

www.chronicle.com/article/My-MeritMy-Blackness/245462

What Michael Hoff has been doing in Antioch:

www.dailynebraskan.com/culture/unl-profe...71-0b6771ee4948.html

Leslie Kurke was reading Sappho:

www.dailyuw.com/arts_and_leisure/article...0f-afb2b33e5d89.html

Bruce Thornton was riffing on Vespasian:

www.frontpagemag.com/fpm/272514/money-do...stink-bruce-thornton

Michael Roberts' Roman poetry analysis is being revisited:

newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2019/01/14...r-classical-studies/

Karen Klaiber Hersch was talking about mythical beasties:

liberalarts.temple.edu/news/beastly-clas...al-creatures-origins

Honours for Sharon Gerstel:

usa.greekreporter.com/2019/01/17/helleni...ic-studies-director/

Chelsea Gardner's paper was honoured by the AIA/SCS:

www.hawaii.edu/news/2019/01/18/gardner-a...ines-national-award/

Feature on SDSU's 3d digital library project:

thedailyaztec.com/92689/news/3d-greek-di...emnants-of-the-past/

In case you missed Zahi Hawass' claims to have found Cleopatra's tomb:

www.ilmessaggero.it/mondo/cleopatra_tomba-4227052.html
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63389/Tomb-...to-be-uncovered-soon

Weighing in on the debate who should play Cleopatra:

www.independent.co.uk/voices/cleopatra-f...ashing-a8728721.html

How the Romans would deal with Twitter:

chicago.suntimes.com/news/ancient-romans...better-twitter-wars/

Using Aesop to analyze the US:

thehill.com/opinion/finance/425125-aesop...pers-not-enough-ants

Parallels between the Gracchi and Brexit:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/01/the-rejectio...andate-then-and-now/

Review of Edward Watts, *Mortal Republic*:

freebeacon.com/culture/discourses-after-livy/

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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Evidence of mammoth hunting 25 000 years bp from Poland:

www.livescience.com/64540-ice-age-hunters-spear-mammoth.html

Studying pottery residues to see what people in southeastern Europe were eating some 11 500 years bp:

phys.org/news/2019-01-insights-neolithic...te-southeastern.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uob-nii011519.php

Evidence of salmon consumption 5600 years bp in northern Scandinavia:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/University-of-...navian-salmon-577612

A very interesting submerged Neolithic forest site off of Scotland's Western Isles:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-46890793
www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/island...estern-isles-forest/
www.thenational.scot/news/17363296.archa...at-prehistoric-site/
www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-find-sub-f...orest-scotland-28984
www.archaeology.org/news/7307-190116-sco...d-prehistoric-forest

A Bronze Age cremation pit from Cupar (Scotland):

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/fife/...national-importance/
www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/bones-discovere...f-violence-1-4858856
www.archaeology.org/news/7304-190115-scotland-cremation-pit

Studying life in the Urals, some 4000 years bp:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/guf-wh4011719.php

A Welsh farmstead is actually a medeival hall house (I think we mentioned this one):

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jan/13/...ouse-experts-confirm

Overviewish on a possible Carmelite friary site in Kingussie:

www.strathspey-herald.co.uk/News/Water-t...ngussie-17012019.htm

Studying the remains of the Esquilache Mutiny:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/01/18/actualidad/1547816912_714547.html

Perth City Hall might be sitting on a vast cemetery:

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth...ath-perth-city-hall/

Some 19th century chess pieces from Burgh le Marsh:

www.skegnessstandard.co.uk/news/historic...r-skegness-1-8768475
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-we...dden-barn-180971307/
www.archaeology.org/news/7298-190114-england-chess-pieces

Latest HS2 finds from Birmingham come from a 19th century cemetery:

www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-n...e-hs2-tents-15699807

Feature on Viking religious beliefs:

www.livescience.com/64529-vikings-gods-watching-them.html

Feature on the UK's 'forgotten footpaths':

www.newyorker.com/news/letter-from-the-u...-forgotten-footpaths

On the influence of Victorian newspapers:

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/design/...cities-a8720786.html

Campaigning to save the Holy Well near Wotton:

www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17364609.ar...n-to-save-holy-well/
www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/17364609.sh...-built-on-holy-well/

Feature on the St Magnus Catheral graffiti project:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/st-m...ts-woz-ere-fkgx70cb3

Hyping the HS2 project for 'trainee archaeologists':

www.gov.uk/government/news/hs2-unearths-...ainee-archaeologists

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A large Neolithic settlement site from Hunan:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/14/c_137742635.htm

Evidence of a 2000 years bp 'coin factory' near Nanyang, found a year or so
ago:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/18/c_137755389.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7311-190118-china-copper-coins

A Tang/Song dynasty era settlement from Shaanxi:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/17/c_137751622.htm

Liao Dyansty tombs (including a 'ground-painting' in one) from Jinzhou:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/16/c_137748712.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7306-190116-china-painted-tomb

A possible Mauryan site at Asurgarh:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhubane...cleshow/67576244.cms
www.orissapost.com/excavations-at-asurga...-cultural-treasures/

A 4th/5th century Buddha site (including a statue head) from near Taranga:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedab...cleshow/67518278.cms
www.archaeology.org/news/7300-190114-india-buddha-head

Flooding in Kerala has revealed plenty of terracottas (date?):

www.thehindu.com/society/how-the-kerala-.../article26026694.ece
www.archaeology.org/news/7314-190118-india-terracotta-figurines

A medieval inscription from Amaravati:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/amarava...cleshow/67528388.cms
www.archaeology.org/news/7299-190114-ind...scription-discovered

What is possibly the oldest clove (900-1100 CE) comes from Sri Lanka:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-01/18/c_137755389.htm
theconversation.com/worlds-oldest-clove-...y-spice-trade-109686
qz.com/india/1525237/what-the-worlds-old...e-wars-in-sri-lanka/

Evidence of 'wandering Polynesians' from a 700 years bp site on Moturua
Island:

www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/38...ths-tools-structures

Some 1200 years bp calligraphy from China is causing a major row:

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-china-46887545

Computer modelling applied to Beijing's Old Summer Palace:

www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/lon...e-computer-modelling

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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Interesting finds from a 'submerged mastodon' site in Wakulla Springs:

www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2019/01/1...ysteries/2575989002/

Evidence of quinoa use from a site in Ontario, 3 000 years bp (!):

phys.org/news/2019-01-year-old-eastern-n...american-quinoa.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190115111930.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uot-3en011419.php

Latest on why the Hunley sank:

www.postandcourier.com/news/a-broken-pip...17-23642fbd6b25.html
www.heraldcourier.com/news/national/rese...e5-455631e5dbe0.html
www.counton2.com/news/local-news/new-clu...hl-hunley/1701294354
walterborolive.com/2019/01/researchers-d...xplain-hunleys-loss/

Marking the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the Las Capas irrigation
canals:

www.tucsonlocalmedia.com/marana/article_...08-a74bfe469e3e.html

Feature on a 'bog body' from Florida, found in the 80s:

nbbd.com/godo/history/windover/

Concerns for a Mi'kmaq burial site near Bras d'Or Lake:

www.capebretonpost.com/news/local/ancien...under-threat-275422/

Plenty of items (but no garrison) found during a Sanford dig:

www.journaltribune.com/articles/front-pa...-turns-up-artifacts/

Feature on the 17th century Utrecht Reformed Church:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/11/nyregion/new-...reformed-church.html

Feature on the San Juan pueblos:

www.santafenewmexican.com/pasatiempo/boo...d6-712fb7f6fb04.html

Interesting feature on discovering slave-owning ancestors:

www.cpr.org/news/story/after-these-white...ors-past-they-turned

In a similar spirit:

www.binghamtonhomepage.com/news/local-ne...uncovered/1708425190

Remembering some famous New York blizzards:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/18/nyregion/vint...lizzards-photos.html

Marking the centennial of the Great Molasses Flood in Boston:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/01/1...m_term=.bfe9082c2a52

More on finds made along the Detroit River:

m.metrotimes.com/news-hits/archives/2019...indigenous-artifacts
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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I think we mentioned this Chimu child sacrifice site from northern Peru:

www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2019/01/...7570495/?ts_tn_int=5
www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/archaeolog...civilization-1239708

Heather Richards-Rissetto uses VR to study the Maya:

www.dailynebraskan.com/culture/unl-assis...c0-bf691dc8b54d.html

Feature on 'chocolatiers' in the Amazon:

www.archaeology.org/issues/325-1901/tren...-ecuador-cacao-seeds

Feature on Xipe Totec (who's been in the news the past couple of weeks):

daily.jstor.org/the-festival-of-the-flayed-god/

More on that Maya 'steam bath' from Guatemala:

www.livescience.com/64495-ancient-maya-steam-bath.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/most-int...overed-in-guatemala/
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 oldest copy of a 'poster' version of the periodic table has been found during a cleanup at the St Andrews School of Chemistry:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/17/...dic-table-university
www.livescience.com/64545-oldest-periodi...elements-poster.html
www.scotsman.com/news/education/world-s-...university-1-4858091
www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1073639/period...-picture-oldest-ever
www.archaeology.org/news/7313-190118-scotland-periodic-table

Pondering the idea of Hell:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/01/21/ho...ped-the-way-we-think

What we can learn from teeth at archaeological sites:

www.nytimes.com/2016/07/20/science/teeth...ncy-archaeology.html

Not sure where to put this one on the 'Latin East':

aeon.co/ideas/how-the-latin-east-contrib...nique-cultural-world

Feature on democracy/women's suffrage in the Weimar Republic:

www.dw.com/en/weimar-1919-birth-of-germa...democracy/a-47143440
www.dw.com/en/100-years-of-womens-right-...-germany/av-47119107

Marking the centennial of Bauhuas:

www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-46863364
www.dw.com/en/10-essential-facts-about-bauhaus/g-41278123
www.bauhausfestival.de/

Feature on the 'roots' of the garden:

theconversation.com/heaven-on-earth-the-...ckyard-garden-108682

Feature on digitizing medieval manuscripts:

phys.org/news/2019-01-medieval-literature-digital-age.html

On 'whitewashing' of black women in art:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190114-how-b...e-whitewashed-by-art

Feature on the Grolier Club:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/arts/design/b...ures&pgtype=Homepage

Feature on Rosa Luxemburg:

www.dw.com/en/rosa-luxemburg-guiding-lig...-the-left/a-47079366
www.dw.com/en/red-rosa-luxemburg-and-the...nary-icon/a-47006610

Was Aladdin Chinese?:

beta.scmp.com/culture/books/article/2182...tales-middle-eastern

The browsing habits of 14th century readers:

phys.org/news/2013-05-strangely-familiar...ts-14th-century.html

Digitizing an Arabic slave narrative in the US:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/only-s...-congress-180971298/

Latest 'experimental ancient boats' fleet news:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/01/15/bul...-from-lake-titicaca/

Preserving arabic calligraphy:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-46814018

Arguing over the coins in the Trevi fountain:

www.dw.com/en/trevi-fountain-church-and-...ist-coins/a-47071769

On what we can learn from empathetic humanities:

aeon.co/ideas/the-empathetic-humanities-...-adversarial-culture

Studying Rembrandt's impasto technique:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/esrf-tst011419.php

Artwork found beneath Picasso's works:

discovermagazine.com/2019/jan/light-show

More on Mona Lisa's eyes:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=30867

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Nadars:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190114-flix-...lebrity-photographer
www.bnf.fr/en/cultural_events/anx_exhibi...tographique_eng.html

Gauguin:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...dec761e73_story.html

Hornton Hoard:

www.banburyguardian.co.uk/news/hornton-h...first-time-1-8773665

Hoards:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern...museum-37722996.html
www.irishnews.com/news/northernirelandne...-exhibition-1530609/

Jim Crow:

news.yale.edu/2019/01/14/beinecke-exhibi...-book-influenced-mlk

Slate Kings and Queens:

blog.timesunion.com/history/slate-kings-...coming-exhibit/3004/

Bibliomania:

news.yale.edu/2019/01/15/beinecke-librar...maniacs-go-mad-books

Africa's Pre-Colonial Crown Jewels:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/africa-s-pr...ewels-get-a-new-home

Finds Gone Astray:

www.themedialine.org/news/for-the-first-...-display-with-video/

... and some commentary on the ethics thereof:

hyperallergic.com/479466/jerusalem-bible...m-finds-gone-astray/

Pondering the Met's antiquities:

theartnewspaper.com/comment/the-met-s-an...uities-need-updating

Feature on the Egyptian Museum:

www.thedailystar.net/star-weekend/travel...ncient-egypt-1688944

A looted 'cannibal bowl' will not be making the trip to the Quai Branly:

theartnewspaper.com/news/looted-cannibal...quai-branly-in-paris

Funding for Tahrir's Egyptian Museum:

menafn.com/1097972274/International-gran...rirs-Egyptian-Museum
egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/13/egyptian-...-undergo-renovation/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using 'organoid tech' to learn about Neanderthal brains:

discovermagazine.com/2019/jan/ancient-brains

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Evidence of a 'climatic event' in south Asia 5400 to 3000 years bp:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoc-dsa011519.php

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Defining 'Ancient Ancestry Informative Markers':

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190114082850.htm

OpEd on some sweeping claims about the past being made with DNA:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/magazine/anci...a-paleogenomics.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/01/17/magazine/ancient-dna-research.html

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Kloster Andechs:

www.dw.com/en/kloster-andechs-winter-bee...-mountain/a-18951965

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PERFORMANCES
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Questioning 'Hamilton':

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/nyregion/hami...da-the-haunting.html

Weightless:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/13/theater/weigh...under-the-radar.html

The Poor Man of Nippur (in Babylonian!):

www.alumni.cam.ac.uk/news/ancient-langua...brought-back-to-life

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CRIME BEAT
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Feature on how the Van Meegeren forger was found out:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/15/ciencia/1547544948_999165.html

A 'lost Michelangelo' has now gone missing from a Belgian church:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/14/lo...-from-belgian-church

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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Assorted Thai antiquities returned from assorted US collections:

www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2019/01/17/m...from-us-collections/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v22n02.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v22n03.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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Lamin Sanneh:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/...dec761e73_story.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...uary-12-january-2019
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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

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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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, mata kimasitayo, 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 the movement and adaptations of hominins into southeast Asia during the Pleistocene:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/mpif-hcd012819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190128122236.htm
phys.org/news/2019-01-humans-colonized-d...ments-southeast.html

This mongolian skull find seems connected with the above study:

phys.org/news/2019-01-ancient-mongolian-...earliest-modern.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoo-am012919.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190130075729.htm
www.upi.com/Ancient-skull-provides-earli...golia/7261548865224/

Rethinking the occupation of Denisova Cave by various groups:

www.livescience.com/64653-neanderthals-d...ed-siberia-cave.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/science/neand...nisovans-humans.html
www.cnn.com/2019/01/30/world/denisova-ca...ic-humans/index.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article/cave-...-cultural-evolution/
www.zmescience.com/science/archaeologist...ova-cave-occupation/
www.sciencenews.org/article/new-dates-na...ertals-crossed-paths
theconversation.com/fresh-clues-to-the-l...oup-of-humans-110504
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3234
www.archaeology.org/news/7337-scientists...ssia-s-denisova-cave

This seems related to the above:

phys.org/news/2019-01-reveal-deep-history-archaic-humans.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoo-nsr012919.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190130133032.htm

A 300 000 years bp collection of 'shiny pebbles' in Qesem Cave:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...-of-beauty-1.6871071

Neanderthals were sprinters, not long distance runners apparently:

phys.org/news/2019-01-neanderthals-sprin...rs-surprisingly.html
theconversation.com/neanderthals-were-sp...ngly-suggests-110761

Three previously-unrecorded handprints were identified in Altamira Cave:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/30/inenglish/1548850297_888022.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7343-190201-spain-altamira-hands

Not sure about this 'self taming humans' theory:

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/201...d-themselves/580447/

More on modern humans replacing Neanderthals in Spain 44 000 years bp:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/uoc-mhr013019.php

More on Neanderthals hurling spears and hunting at a distance:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/01/neandert...ong-distance-killers
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/neande...gets-afar-180971357/
www.archaeology.org/news/7330-190128-neanderthal-spear-hunting
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AFRICA
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Studying how ancient African cultures responded to fossils:

phys.org/news/2019-01-ancient-african-pe...-valued-fossils.html

Feature on Mali's Mansa Musa and his wealth:

www.livescience.com/64641-medieval-map-richest-man-africa.html
www.livescience.com/64630-photos-medieval-africa-riches.html

Feature on the wealthy signares of Senegal:

www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/0...al-women-who-wore-it

Interesting interviewish thing with Merrick Posnansky:

hnn.us/article/170638

More on LiDAR and the 'rediscovery' (as it is now dubbed) of Kweneng:

www.thesouthafrican.com/archaeologists-u...s-lost-city-kweneng/
www.africanews.com/2019/01/29/archaeolog...ng-laser-technology/
www.sciencealert.com/archaelogists-re-di...or-hundreds-of-years
au.news.yahoo.com/4199900-061447888.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 'family tomb' with 50 mummies from the Ptolemaic era from Tuna el-Gebel
(Minya):

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...of--mummyfilled.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/63937/Exclu...40-mummies-uncovered
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/64164/In-pi...red-in-Tuna-el-Gebel
egyptianstreets.com/2019/02/03/first-dis...ound-in-minya-tombs/
ww.egyptindependent.com/egyptian-antiqui...-discovery-in-minya/
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...ildren-a8760136.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/02/egyp...ntaining-50-mummies/
uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-desert-tomb-reveals-50-183324630.html
www.dw.com/en/mummies-discovered-in-anci...-chambers/a-47337162
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/02/to...s-uncovered-in-egypt
www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-47103114
www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-discovers-40...t-chambers-in-minya/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/in-photos-eg...50-mummies-1.6898362
www.arabnews.com/node/1445956/lifestyle
www.france24.com/en/20190202-egypt-unvei...ncient-greek-mummies
www.dw.com/en/mummies-discovered-in-anci...-chambers/a-47337162
www.euronews.com/2019/02/02/egyptian-arc...unidentified-mummies
neoskosmos.com/en/128556/50-mummies-from...eeks-ruled-in-egypt/
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-03/archaeolo...burial-site/10774576
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/02/c_137795582.htm
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/02/c_137795571.htm

A Roman-era winery complex (plus some earlier things) from the Nile Delta:

www.livescience.com/64613-ancient-winery-egypt.html
ww.egyptindependent.com/ancient-wine-pre...scovered-in-beheira/
dailynewsegypt.com/2019/01/28/ancient-wi...nearthed-in-beheira/
egyptianstreets.com/2019/01/29/archeolog...ellar-in-nile-delta/
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...x-giza-a8750911.html
www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article225174580.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7334-190129-egypt-winery-complex

Feature on what the pyramids of Giza looked like back when they were made:

www.apollo-magazine.com/great-pyramid-giza-egypt-casing-stone/

Feature on 'women who love mummies' (UK):

www.bbc.com/news/stories-47093041

More on the completion of the restoration of Tut's tomb after nine or so
years:

egyptianstreets.com/2019/02/01/iconic-ki...c-after-restoration/
phys.org/news/2019-01-tomb-savers-conser...eil-tutankhamun.html
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47077663
www.cbsnews.com/news/king-tuts-tomb-unve...ts-ancient-splendor/
news.artnet.com/art-world/king-tut-conservation-getty-1450801
www.france24.com/en/20190131-tomb-savers...rk-tutankhamun-grave
www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...ations-idUSKCN1PP2WM
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/king-tut...m-his-restored-tomb/
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-02-01/tutankham...s-of-damage/10770272
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...7c773681e380baa3b1a8

More on Zahi Hawass denying any Cleopatra tomb find:

dailynewsegypt.com/2019/01/26/hawas-deni...tras-burial-chamber/

Studying the markings on some Chalcolithic stone bowls from around the
Levant:

www.haifa.ac.il/index.php/he/2012-12-16-...-01-31-14-05-33.html
www.timesofisrael.com/haifa-u-archaeolog...ar-old-triangle-code
www.archaeology.org/news/7339-190131-israel-basalt-bowl-marks

Not sure if we mentioned this Bronze Age burial from northern Iran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/432584/Bronze-A...on-objects-unearthed

Vague item on Chinese ceramic shards from the al-Nudud site (UAE):

tvcnews.tv/large-amount-of-chinese-ceram...d-by-archaeologists/

Among the items on display at that somewhat controversial Hecht Museum exhibition are items from Shivta that were once thought lost in a fire:

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-aft...ent-shivta-1.6876872

More on that Agrippa coin find:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Rare-coin-from...-in-West-Bank-578791
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...r-shiloh/2019/01/27/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A wind farm project revealed three ancient quarries on Evia:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/30/anci...rbine-sites-on-evia/
www.archaeology.org/news/7342-190201-greece-euboea-quarries

A Roman-era burial chamber from Sanliurfa:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-era-buri...-in-sanliurfa-140887

Hellenistic and Roman finds from Kition:

neoskosmos.com/en/128434/hellenistic-and...tion-site-in-cyprus/
greekcitytimes.com/2019/02/02/new-hellen...t-on-cyprus-history/

Not sure where to put this one on apparent trade between India and Rome:

www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-cul.../article26148454.ece

Some Antikythera Mechanism revisionism:

www.nature.com/articles/s41599-018-0210-9

Overviewish thing on finds from Pompeii this year:

www.apollo-magazine.com/great-pompeii-pr...t-spectacular-finds/

Figuring out when Turin was founded:

www.thelocal.it/20190130/happy-birthday-...the-city-was-founded

Feature on Roman remains at Arles:

www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/caesar...-masterpieces-arles/

How the Romans wrote about love:

www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/magazine/reve...ans-wrote-about-love

On Gandhi and Socrates:

www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/gandhi-an.../article26122856.ece

On some classical reception in the Austrian Parliament:

eu.greekreporter.com/2019/01/28/the-aust...que-greek-character/

Feature on Lupercalia:

mentalfloss.com/article/572191/lupercali...roman-festival-facts

Feature on Philoxenia:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/31/phil...f-greek-hospitality/

On the return of Latin in Fylde coast schools:

www.blackpoolgazette.co.uk/news/educatio...st-schools-1-9564970

The big news this week was the director of the British Museum saying the taking of the Parthenon Marbles was a "creative act":

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ja...marbles-was-creative
www.rt.com/uk/450275-parthenon-marbles-british-museum/

... with expected reactions on the return side:

neoskosmos.com/en/128306/the-british-mus...e-parthenon-marbles/
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ja...-do-with-nationalism
neoskosmos.com/en/128440/is-the-displace...eally-a-creative-ac/

... and the other:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ja...les-belong-to-us-all

... and the Acropolis Museum director shot back that the BM doesn't own
them:

www.ekathimerini.com/237178/article/ekat...of-parthenon-marbles
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...rthenon-marbles.html
news.gtp.gr/2019/01/31/acropolis-museum-...rbles-only-solution/

... and we're back where we started:

neoskosmos.com/en/128031/british-museum-...n-parthenon-marbles/
greekcitytimes.com/2019/01/27/director-o...ot-belong-to-greece/

A feature on the 'Elgin Marbles':

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/27/the-...arthenon-sculptures/

Feature on the 'art of memory':

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/30/opinion/athens-memory.html

What Emily Wilson is up to:

www.thedartmouth.com/article/2019/01/hof...eatures-emily-wilson

What Barry Strauss is up to:

barrystrauss.com/5-things-you-should-know-about-roman-emperors/

What Patrick Hunt is up to:

www.independentnews.com/news/talk-set-on...ae-935130978ecf.html

John Melville-Jones waded in on the Macedonia thing:

neoskosmos.com/en/128534/opinion-the-myth-of-modern-macedonia/

Feature on some recent retellings of ancient tales:

studybreaks.com/culture/reads/4-story-re...e-female-characters/

More on the latest theory about Alexander's death:

www.thedailybeast.com/was-alexander-the-great-buried-alive
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/alexande...rding-to-new-theory/
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/01/30/the-...alexander-the-great/
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Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A Bronze Age bulla from the Shropshire Marches is being touted as one of the most important finds in the UK:

www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/...mportant-bulla-find/
www.shropshirelive.com/news/2019/01/31/r...y-declared-treasure/
www.shropshirestar.com/news/2019/01/31/h...st-significant-ever/

... and plans to keep it from being sold:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2019/02/01/p...nd-in-public-domain/

A Tudor-era ring from Shropshire was also declared treasure:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2019/02/02/d...e-declared-treasure/
www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/...rtins-near-oswestry/

Big news this week appears to be evidence of beer brewing 400 BCE in
Cambridgeshire:

www.gov.uk/government/news/earliest-evid...major-uk-road-scheme
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-47042127
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/31/...nd-in-cambridgeshire
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/christm...dworks-a8755881.html
www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/uk-world-news...rewery-found-2488709
www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/evidenc...ridgeshire-1-8791239
www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2019...content_74430642.htm
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest...ghway-dig-180971403/
www.archaeology.org/news/7338-190131-england-beer-brewing

Interesting medieval 'cold case' from Piazza Armerina:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...e-down/#2b2ac70758f6

Suggestion that the Folkton drums were measuring devices with a possible Stonehenge connection:

www.livescience.com/64603-ancient-carved...sure-stonehenge.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7329-190128-neolithic-measuring-device

Hopes of finding Gloucester's Whitefriar's monastery:

www.gloucesterreview.co.uk/article.cfm?i...news&searchyear=2019

Feature on the first medieval skyscraper:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/29/inenglish/1548751265_273108.html

That Pembrokeshire chariot burial has been ruled treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-47072503

Lottery funding to preserve Iron Age hillforts in Dorset and Wiltshire:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jan/31/...ted-dorset-wiltshire

Concerns for a medieval cathedral in Coimbra because of spreading fungus:

www.livescience.com/64624-new-fungus-thr...nesco-cathedral.html

Evidence of an earlier Christian presence in Denmark:

sputniknews.com/europe/20180920106819191...ikings-christianity/

Interesting feature on the 'Treasure of Guarrazar':

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/17/inenglish/1547728988_158224.html

Feature on the Broighter Hoard:

www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/how-...om-britain-1.3766635

More on finding Matthew Flinders' grave:

www.livescience.com/64634-lost-grave-of-english-explorer.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jan/25/...under-london-station
www.archaeology.org/news/7328-190128-flinders-remains-london

More on confirmation of Gallic preservation of enemies' severed heads:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/01/how-to-d...es-the-iron-age-way/
boingboing.net/2019/01/30/celtic-justice.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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More finds from that Copper/Bronze Age chariot burial site in Sinauli:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/...cleshow/67714955.cms

'Prehistoric items' and items from the late 1800s get in the way of military construction on Guam:

phys.org/news/2019-01-artifacts-discover...lts-marine-base.html
www.thestate.com/news/politics-governmen...rticle225171380.html

Arguing over a structure in Emperor Akbar's living quarters:

tribune.com.pk/story/1900629/1-officials...tt-heads-royal-bath/

4000 years bp artifacts from near Khanpur:

tribune.com.pk/story/1901323/1-uncoverin...-found-near-khanpur/

Evidence of 3rd century BCE fortifications from Bactria:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/arsc-afr010619.php

Feature on a 17th century slave woman in Manila:

theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-hist...-exploitation-110182

Feature on war elephants:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai...cleshow/67769304.cms

Studying the art of medieval India:

news.yale.edu/2019/01/22/art-historian-s...akers-medieval-india


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 'missing' wall of the church at Jamestown has been located:

www.dailypress.com/features/history/jame...-20190124-story.html
www.13newsnow.com/article/news/local/pen...d4-813a-d163c1ab85b5
www.archaeology.org/news/7341-190131-jam...n-church-foundations

Remains of Jefferson's 'Carriage Turnaround' have been exposed at Poplar
Forest:

www.newsadvance.com/news/local/excavatio...ab-f04f86087c03.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7332-190129-virginia-poplar-forest

LiDAR reveals what is possibly the old European graveyard in Canada (NS):

www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-r...e-of-canadas-oldest/

Suggestion that so many indigenous people died as a result of European Colonization of the Americas that global cooling resulted:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47063973
www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/jan...cause-climate-change
www.juancole.com/2019/02/european-colonisation-population.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7340-190131-eur...ation-climate-change

Feature on assorted weird tales associated with mounds in Ohio:

www.dispatch.com/news/20190127/archaeolo...urial-mounds-ummm-no

Feature on Providence's Chinatown:

news.brown.edu/articles/2019/01/yearofthecity

Feature on digitally restored some petroglyphs in Wyoming:

www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/...1a-f5b547c628b7.html

The Golden Spike is visiting 'relatives' in Utah:

www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2019/01/31/golden-spike-is-back/

On the Northwest Angle dispute:

elpais.com/internacional/2019/01/28/mund...48715439_423256.html

Feature on what a skull from Tennessee reveals about syphilis in the New
World:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...olution-of-syphilis/

Feature on Plessy v Ferguson:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/02/04/th...ite-supremacy-in-law

More on the Lake Babine First Nation village find in northern BC:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...archeology-1.4991792
www.archaeology.org/news/7333-190129-first-nation-village
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Somewhat vague item on recent finds from Chiclayo (Peru):

www.rt.com/news/450425-ancient-peru-tombs-artifacts/

Plenty of Maya artifacts fished out of Lake Peten Itza:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32...facts-holy-lake-maya
www.archaeology.org/news/7344-190201-guatemala-maya-nojpeten

Feature on Los Guachimontones:

mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/western-m...s-circular-pyramids/

Using Google Earth to find Maya sites:

phys.org/news/2019-01-mayan-laptop.html

The Inca Trail is closed for a while:

www.elmostrador.cl/generacion-m/2019/01/...urante-todo-febrero/

Overviewish exhibition accompaniment piece on three decades of excavations at Caracol:

www.unlv.edu/news/release/archaeological...-spans-three-decades
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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Marking the 350th anniversary of Rembrandt's death:

www.dw.com/en/rembrandts-social-network-...-facebook/a-47322497
www.dw.com/en/friends-and-family-rembran...l-network/g-47327535

The ongoing struggle for pretenders to the French throne:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jan/25/de...france-jean-dorleans

Some Black History month biographical things:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/obituar...ries&pgtype=Homepage

Someone has figured out Andrew Fuller's shorthand:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-47028244

Trying to avoid another 'ecce homo' restoration:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/01/11/actualidad/1547206544_333868.html

On Sir Stamford Raffles and his statue:

www.scmp.com/week-asia/society/article/2...ngapore-would-rather

Feature on the use of nitrous oxide as a pain killer:

www.wshu.org/post/there-shall-be-no-pain

Feature on WH Auden:

www.mainlinetoday.com/Main-Line-Today/Fe...t-the-Blue-Ball-Inn/

Feature on the Travellers Club:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/travel.../#Echobox=1548673322

Latest on the search for Amelia Earhart:

www.livescience.com/64637-possible-ameli...ane-wreck-found.html

Feature on forgotten female artists of Vienna:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/belved...ry-vienna-180971361/

Some recently found manuscript fragments seem to refer to Merlin leading some sort of battle charge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-47062919
www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/hi...ipt-telling-15755305
www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jan/30/...-in-bristol-archives
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fragme...tury-book-180971392/
www.archaeology.org/news/7336-190130-merlin-manuscript-pages

Suggestion that a 15th century portrait is actually from the 1960s:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/fe...orn-national-gallery

Studying the last meals of ancient sacrificial victims:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...acrifice-and-murder/

On the attempt to kill Spinoza (maybe):

jewishreviewofbooks.com/articles/4991/wh...ied-to-kill-spinoza/

Excitement over what might be Leonardo's thumbprint:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ja...-display-of-drawings
news.artnet.com/art-world/art-industry-n...uary-29-2019-1451110

Bees apparently can distinguish between styles of art:

theconversation.com/bees-can-learn-the-d...gle-afternoon-110494

The UK is working on redefining 'treasure' officially:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/01/defi...tifacts-worth-10000/
www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/feb/01/...uk-museums-buy-finds

An unknown van Hemessen painting of Jesus found:

www.express.co.uk/news/world/1080150/jes...emessen-sothebys-art

More on the search for Shackleton's lost ship:

www.livescience.com/64608-shackleton-lost-ship-expedition.html
www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/brit-exp...antarctica-1-8792571
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Wolf in Myth and Fairy Tales:

www.dw.com/en/the-wolf-in-myths-and-fairy-tales/g-47315769
www.dw.com/en/wolves-and-humans-a-diffic...ationship/a-47322822

19th century photography:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/arts/design/p...ioncollection%2Farts
www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2...angey-daguerreotypes

Pompeii Photos:

www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2019/01/ti...lies-pompeii-archive

German colonialism:

www.dw.com/en/berlin-museum-stirs-debate...ance-room/a-47282724

Ashurbanipal:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...-the-british-museum/

Cahokia:

www.chronicletimes.com/story/2583818.html

Pierre Puvis de Chavannes:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/arts/design/f...ioncollection%2Farts

The Prado is celebrating a bicentennial:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/arts/design/p...ioncollection%2Farts
www.museodelprado.es/en/whats-on/exhibit...01-8718-8348f7a81de6

The Mosul Museum has partly reopened:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-47050606

Relabelling colonial artifacts at British museums:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/bri...cleshow/67714722.cms

Yale Museums have a mobile app:

news.yale.edu/2019/01/28/new-mobile-apps...gh-yales-art-museums

The Louvre and BM are helping to fund the renovation of the Egyptian Museum:

cairoscene.com/Buzz/louvre-british-museu...an-museum-renovation
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...82-3bd452377d9f.html
www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-europ...iros-egyptian-museum

Review of *Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks*:

news.yale.edu/2019/01/25/ancient-mesopot...abylonian-collection
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Not sure if this actually involved an auction, but the sale of some Assyrian relief panels isn't going over well:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/tory-peer-i...of-iraqi-antiquities

A recently-identified Gentileschi painting is comine to auction:

news.artnet.com/market/sothebys-rediscov...-master-sale-1451794
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A technique for determining the sex of cremated remains:

phys.org/news/2019-01-sexing-ancient-cre...-human-skeletal.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-01/p-sac012319.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/01/190130161654.htm
www.livescience.com/64636-cremated-bones-sex.html
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/archaeolog...remated-individuals/
www.archaeology.org/news/7335-190130-cremains-bone-measurements

Facial reconstructions of assorted 'ancient Europeans':

www.livescience.com/64620-ancient-briton...-reconstruction.html
www.livescience.com/64614-ancient-briton-faces-photos.html

... and a French soldier who was killed in Russia in 1812:

www.livescience.com/64589-french-soldier...ar-digital-face.html

Not sure where to put this one on using facial recognition technology to identify coins:

phys.org/news/2019-02-facial-recognition-coins.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to figure out when humans crossed the Straits of Gibraltar:

www.newscientist.com/article/2191607-afr...ltar-4000-years-ago/
www.archaeology.org/news/7331-190129-dna-africa-spain

Henry Louis Gates was talking DNA in relation to his latest TV series:

www.npr.org/2019/01/21/686531998/histori...inding-his-own-roots

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Qhapaq Nan:

www.elobservador.com.uy/nota/el-turismo-comunitario-20191295055

Opera Houses:

www.dw.com/en/opera-houses-of-world-renown/g-47322708

Magellan's voyage:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/30/paco_nadal/1548853030_533702.html

Up Helly Aa:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-...ey-shetland-47034640

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PERFORMANCES
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Criticizing period dramas in China:

beta.scmp.com/news/china/society/article...res-war-period-shows

A Jane Eyre film is in the works:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-47055539

More on Verdi manuscripts:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/01/27/actualidad/1548599221_361317.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Bizarre brazen theft from a Moscow Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/28/arts/design/r...tolen-tretyakov.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47034859

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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Latest worries about repatriation:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/29/arts/museums-...lism-tribal-art.html
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n04.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n05.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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Leonard Dinnerstein:

www.nytimes.com/2019/01/31/obituaries/le...erstein-84-dies.html
www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/...b0c92dc17_story.html

Barbara Tsakirgis:

news.vanderbilt.edu/2019/01/30/scholar-w...ical-antiquity-dies/

Miguel Civil:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/...b0c92dc17_story.html


Lamia Al-Gailani:

www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2019/01/3...ore-national-museum/
wamu.org/story/19/02/02/remembering-lami...iraqi-archaeologist/
www.npr.org/2019/02/02/689933122/remembe...-iraqi-archaeologist

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...uary-26-january-2019
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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

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

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

Berkshire Archaeology Day (April 6, 2019)

The Fourteenth International Conference on Jewish Names (June 3, 2019)

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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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Apparently early hominins were 'collectors':

phys.org/news/2019-02-million-year-obsession.html

Connecting 'a taste for fat' with human brain development:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/yu-atf020519.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190205161420.htm

Review of Clive Fnlayson, *The Smart Neanderthal*:

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00445-x

More on AI detecting a Neanderthal/Denisovan hybrid in Siberia:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ar...r-species-180971436/

More on those three recently-found hand images at Altamira:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/30/inenglish/1548850297_888022.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7343-190201-spain-altamira-hands
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AFRICA
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Vague reports of stone structures of generally uncertain date found during surveys of the Western Sahara:

www.livescience.com/64677-stone-structur...-western-sahara.html
www.livescience.com/64674-photos-western...tone-structures.html
www.moroccoworldnews.com/2019/02/265192/...ones-western-sahara/
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...deeef61dfdee1bf2325d
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...d4-2146a4759872.html
www.iflscience.com/environment/the-weste...ent-stone-monuments/
www.archaeology.org/news/7350-190205-western-sahara-stones

More on LiDAR revealing the site of Kweneng in South Africa:

www.livescience.com/64694-lost-african-city-lidar.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7353-190206-southern-africa-kweneng
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Nine Old Kingdom tombs from Qubbet el-Hawa:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...n-Upper-Egypts-.aspx
www.archaeology.org/news/7345-190201-old-kingdom-tombs

Illegal excavations beneath a house in Giza revealed a tomb of some sort:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/64218/Ancie...ear-Pyramids-of-Giza
www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/64297/Citiz...ar-Pyramids-arrested

The Guardian was recalling the discovery of the tomb of Imhotep in 1969:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/feb/08/...ds-tomb-archive-1969

Hyping finds made in Egypt over the past couple of years:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/07/c_137803439.htm
www.china.org.cn/world/2019-02/07/content_74445156.htm

Another Ramses II statue (this one in Akhmim) will be restored:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/64407/Min-o...-II-statue-in-Akhmim

Questioning Egypt's plans to restore Jewish sites:

www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Egypts-alleged...opaganda-ploy-579954

Review of John Gaudet, *The Pharaoh's Treasure*:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/02/treasures-fr...-wastepaper-baskets/

Slideshow of obelisks from Heliopolis:

www.archaeology.org/slideshow/7396-heliopolis-egypt-obelisks

More on the Ptolemaic-era 'family tomb' from Tuna el-Gebel:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/arts/mummies-...id=nytcore-ios-share
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/64250/All-y...es-uncovered-in-Tuna
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...of--Mummyfilled.aspx
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/feb/02/to...s-uncovered-in-egypt
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...3b-a714433eb372.html
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/over-40-mu...gyptian-burial-site/
world.greekreporter.com/2019/02/03/more-...-unearthed-in-egypt/
neoskosmos.com/en/128556/50-mummies-from...eeks-ruled-in-egypt/
www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2019/0...-mummies/2765850002/
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...3951d31016c8dd104fd2
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/egypt-re...ntaining-50-mummies/
www.livescience.com/64688-maze-of-tombs-mummies-egypt.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7346-190204-egypt-minya-tombs

A trilingual inscription from near the tomb of Darius in Naqshe-Rustam:

languagehat.com/new-trilingual-inscription-discovered/

Interesting study of the material culture in the Jordan Valley and Transjordanian Highlands:

menafn.com/1098072568/Wadis-connecting-J...f-yearsarchaeologist

Keven Bubriski's photos from Syria in 2003 are turning out to be incredibly important (possibly paywalled):

www.washingtonpost.com/photography/2019/...s-ancient-monuments/

A dispute over development (it seems) at Nabi Samuel:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/258690
www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/israeli-...erusalem/2019/02/06/

Questioning ownership of some West Bank antiquities:

www.baptiststandard.com/news/world/owner...ntiquities-disputed/

Saudi Arabia is trying to cash in on the (haunted!?) site of Al Ula:

www.reuters.com/article/us-saudi-tourism...sitors-idUSKCN1PT1CK
www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/MAGAZIN...urist-draw-1.6917894
www.jordantimes.com/news/region/saudi-an...d-tries-woo-visitors
menafn.com/1098078426/Jordan-Saudi-antiq...ries-to-woo-visitors
www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Saudi_antiqu...0190204nL5N1ZY0B5X1/

Jordan is seeking US import restrictions to protect heritage:

feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/qFDyf/~...ltural-heritage.html

Latest Heritage for Peace newsletter documenting damage in Syria:

www.heritageforpeace.org/syria-culture-a...ge-04-february-2019/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Hopefully we'll hear more about plans to search for the 'sarcophagus of
Romulus':

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/02/09/arch...s-romulus-legendary/

I think this item on evidence of Iron Age Celts embalming the severed heads of their enemies was making the rounds a few weeks ago:

phys.org/news/2019-02-skull-fragments-iron-age-celts.html
www.insidescience.org/news/new-evidence-...tices-2300-years-ago

I think we mentioned this find of three ancient Greek quarries on Euboea:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...n-of-wind-parks.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7342-190201-greece-euboea-quarries

A quarry was also found at the new Gozo Museum site:

www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20190...o-museum-site.700939

The Mount Vettore fault is apparently the source of a number of earthquakes which affected Rome and environs:

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-00480-8
www.archaeology.org/news/7387-190208-italy-monte-vettore

Overviewish thing on finds made during subway construction in Rome:

www.pbs.org/newshour/show/modern-constru...-ancient-discoveries

Concerns about the construction of a visitor centre near the Colosseum:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/colosseum-bat...emple-site-b72dhg07j

Definitely not sure where to put this item on Roman coins from a Florida
(!) beach:

www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/treasu...ns-on-bay-area-beach

On the state of Plato's Academy:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/opinion/athens-plato-academy.html

Nine contemporary novels and their Classical sources:

news.hamlethub.com/brewster/life/9280-9-...ir-classical-sources

The Roman amphitheatre in Cartagena should be ready for visitors in four
years:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/colosseum-bat...emple-site-b72dhg07j

Feature on the Roman theatre at Amman:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/roman-amphitheater

On the origin of Chyrons:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/07/style/chyrons...after-a-centaur.html

Feature on the Pyrrhic Victory metaphor:

daily.jstor.org/how-pyrrhic-victory-became-a-go-to-metaphor/

On Greeks and 'nothing':

neoskosmos.com/en/128576/the-greeks-and-...ophical-perspective/

Classics (and other humanities) is threatened at UVM:

vtdigger.org/2019/02/07/uvm-faculty-upse...llege-arts-sciences/

Honours for Brad Cook:

news.olemiss.edu/classics-professor-name...nities-teacher-year/
hottytoddy.com/2019/02/09/um-classics-pr...teacher-of-the-year/

Mary Beard looks at Trump via Roman emperors:

www.the-tls.co.uk/donald-trump-roman-emperors/

Latest varying coverage on the Parthenon Marbles dispute:

www.ekathimerini.com/237542/article/ekat...earn-for-attic-light
www.thenationalherald.com/230157/parthen...s-dame-janet-suzman/
www.neweurope.eu/article/miller-bring-th...arthenon-to-britain/
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/fe...tful-place-for-keats

More on that recent theory on the death of Alexander the Great:

www.livescience.com/64676-alexander-the-...ead-prematurely.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-al...ematurely-180971419/
mentalfloss.com/article/573370/alexander...red-dead-prematurely
www.archaeology.org/news/7347-190204-death-of-alexander


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 4500 years bp arrowhead from Cork:

www.breakingnews.ie/ireland/couple-find-...-in-cork-902634.html

A notched wooden thing from Loch Tay is believed to be a 2500 years bp musical instrument of some sort:

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth...prehistoric-culture/
www.archaeology.org/news/7354-190206-scotland-wooden-instrument

A medieval sword from a Danish street:

www.thelocal.dk/20190206/danes-pull-medi...nd-in-aalborg-street
www.livescience.com/64726-medieval-sword...covered-denmark.html
gizmodo.com/danish-workers-unearth-still...ord-while-1832465793
www.archaeology.org/news/7355-190206-denmark-medieval-sword

A Medieval thimble found in Bridgnorth was declared treasure:

www.expressandstar.com/news/2019/02/04/m...eclared-as-treasure/
www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/b...eclared-as-treasure/

A 13th century Carmelite monastery might be under a Gloucester bus station:

aleteia.org/2019/02/03/archaeologists-lo...english-bus-station/
dailycaller.com/2019/02/03/lost-monastery-english-bus-station/

250 post-medieval burials from Gibraltar:

vox.gi/cms/local/11882-university-funded...ieval-skeletons.html

Very interesting mass-mercury-poisoning priestly (maybe) buria at the Tholos de Montelirio:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/02/06/actualidad/1549449614_194949.html

Remains of a foundation at Captain Cook's Memorial Garden:

www.whitbygazette.co.uk/news/foundations...ook-garden-1-9578099

Feature/OpEd on the ongoing Stonehenge saga:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/08/...future-of-stonehenge

In case you were wondering about that Magna Carta that underwent a hammer attack a few months ago:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/feb/04/...-salisbury-cathedral

More on Wales first chariot burial:

www.milfordmercury.co.uk/news/pembrokesh...irst-chariot-burial/

More on oldest evidence of British beer:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest...ghway-dig-180971403/

More on that drone survey of the Scottish Islands:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/drones...h-islands-180971430/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Tracing the earliest domestic pigs in China to 9000 years bp:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/04/c_137798974.htm

Using genetic and archaeological evidence to study interactions between various populations in the Caucasus:

phys.org/news/2019-02-caucasus-complex-i...-genes-cultures.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190204085933.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/mpif-tcc020119.php
www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-mating-a...ers-european-farmers
www.archaeology.org/news/7349-190205-caucasus-gene-flow

A 2200 years bp turquoise mining site from Xinjiang:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/08/c_137807347.htm
www.china.org.cn/arts/2019-02/09/content_74449544.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7358-190208-china-turquoise-mines

As usually seems to happen ... Olympic venue construction in Kyoto is revealing sites and artifacts:

www.npr.org/2019/02/06/689931917/ahead-o...elding-ancient-artif

A pre-Harappan (maybe) site from Kutch:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/rajkot/...cleshow/67858503.cms
www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/ku.../article26207613.ece
www.opindia.com/2019/02/archaeologists-d...site-ruins-in-kutch/
www.timesnownews.com/mirror-now/in-focus...ruins-in-bhuj/361773
www.archaeology.org/news/7356-190207-india-gujarat-settlement

Concerns for a 12th century pillar inscription in Guntur:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pr.../article26208173.ece
www.thehansindia.com/posts/index/Andhra-...or-attention-/490231

Coverage of a major archaeological conference in India:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/1...cleshow/67888936.cms
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/patna/t...cleshow/67905798.cms

A Bactrian (maybe) fortification 'system':

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/arsc-afr010619.php

On the Treaty of Waitangi:

theconversation.com/explainer-the-signif...y-of-waitangi-110982

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 site in Colorado is suggesting there has been human habitation in the Rockies for at least 9000 years:

www.kunc.org/post/archaeologists-find-ev...hing-back-9000-years

Remains of a 1400 years bp canal from Alabama:

www.al.com/news/2019/02/ancient-native-a...-in-gulf-shores.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7352-190206-alabama-ancient-canal

Feature on sites/artifacts found by BC Hydro over the past while:

www.energeticcity.ca/2019/02/bc-hydros-a...-c-heritage-program/

Human remains from near Fort William Henry:

wnyt.com/news/human-bones-found-courtlan...rren-county/5239266/
www.archaeology.org/news/7360-190208-fort-william-henry

Remembering the Shoshone massacre at Bear River:

www.kuer.org/post/forgotten-shoshone-mas...grand-scale#stream/0

Bones found at a Lake George construction site are believed to be old:

www.oleantimesherald.com/news/state/huma...d9-885c7c24c86b.html

Feature on the first Africans at Jamestown:

journaltimes.com/news/national/govt-and-...62-fb0eeeb17310.html

Pondering when the African slave trade began in the English colonies:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/investigatio...virginia/2740468002/

They're still looking for a copy of the Declaration of Sentiments and
Resolutions:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/02/09/n...lution-feminism.html

Plans to conserve a site on the Columbia River associated with Lewis and
Clark:

lmtribune.com/flashback/lewis-and-clark-...82-2672e8fed4f7.html

Vandalism concerns at assorted sites in Utah:

universe.byu.edu/2019/02/04/looting-vand...re-erases-context-1/
universe.byu.edu/2019/02/04/education-in...-site-protection1-1/

... and concerns arising from oil and gas leases:

www.deseretnews.com/article/900054400/gr...tifacts-in-utah.html

Review of David Treuer, *The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee*:

www.newyorker.com/books/under-review/dav...native-american-life

More on Native American deaths and planetary cooling:

www.livescience.com/64723-great-dying-little-ice-age.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A Moche ceremonial site (plus burials) dating to 600/700 CE at Ucupe:

www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/an...earthed-in-peru.aspx
www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/757...-civilisation-graves
www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/graves-...ople-dating-13957051

I think we mentioned these Maya finds from Lake Peten Itza:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C32...facts-holy-lake-maya
www.archaeology.org/news/7344-190201-guatemala-maya-nojpeten

Overviewish thing on Maya finds in Guatemala over the past few years:

discovermagazine.com/2019/mar/a-lost-world-emerges

Airport construction is causing concerns for sites in Chinchero:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/02/airport-...eological-sites-peru

Concerns for Virgin Islands' artifacts 'going missing':

stjohnsource.com/2019/02/06/priceless-v-...ng-but-not-recently/
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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Study on the 'globalization' of assorted cereal crops over three millennia:

phys.org/news/2019-02-prehistoric-food-g...anned-millennia.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/wuis-pfg020519.php

Another 'finds of 2018' feature:

www.boredpanda.com/biggest-best-archaeology-finds-2018-history/

Feature on calendars, lunar and otherwise:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/science/chine...id=nytcore-ios-share

Feature on Adelaide Labille-Guiard:

theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-hist...ented-painter-107801

On humans being more peaceful than chimpanzees:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/01/30/ciencia/1548845865_560003.html

The usual Valentine's Day origins coverage:

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/love-se...-saint-a8765926.html

A WWI grenade (from France) turns up in a shipment of potatoes to a Hong Kong factory:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47107609

Feature on trial by ordeal:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45799443

On the British Library's Private Case Collection:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/f...-the-british-library

... and Catherine the Great's 'Erotic Cabinet':

www.thedailybeast.com/the-mystery-of-cat...rce=articles&via=rss

Padua as the birthplace of modern medicine:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190203-the-bi...e-of-modern-medicine

Studying the realities of Downton Abbey:

phys.org/news/2019-02-veil-historical-po...l-downton-abbey.html

On the history of assorted herbs:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-47074993

Feature on John Ruskin:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190207-was-r...f-the-last-200-years

Pondering the *House of Mirth*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/06/books/review/...id=nytcore-ios-share

Henry VII's marriage bed has been used in a hotel for the past 15 years
apparently:

www.livescience.com/64718-henry-vii-marriage-bed.html

Studying the benefits of living near your grandmother:

www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/0...volutionary-benefits

Feature on phrenology:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/02/0...ecognition-software/

On Hokusai's 'Great Wave':

www.cnn.com/style/article/hokusai-great-...woodblock/index.html

A Dublin archaeologist is attempting to recreate medieval bread:

www.dublininquirer.com/2019/02/06/a-dubl...reate-medieval-bread

Feature on various border walls in history:

thefederalist.com/2019/02/07/history-sho...work-extremely-well/

More on that 'Merlin manuscript':

www.livescience.com/64666-forgotten-manu...lin-king-arthur.html

More on Rembrandt's impasto recipe:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/02/scientis...mpasto-paint-recipe/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Syria Lost:

www.murraybridgegallery.com.au/current-e...lms-and-tony-kearney

Golden Spike:

www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2019/02/03/centennial/

Mummies of the World:

www.phoenixnewtimes.com/arts/arizona-sci...rld-exhibit-11186727

Rembrandt:

www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2019-02-06/pri...brandt-go-on-display

Children's games:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...718903bfc_story.html
britishart.yale.edu/exhibitions/instruct...hur-liman-collection
www.albertina.at/en/exhibitions/helen-levitt/

Ashurbanipal:

www.apollo-magazine.com/ashurbanipal-british-museum/

Mansa Musa:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/riches...ver-lived-180971409/

Lawrence of Oxford:

www.oxfordstudent.com/2019/02/07/lawrenc...-a-fascinating-life/

Edward Burne-Jones:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190204-edwar...r-of-gender-fluidity
www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/ex...n/edward-burne-jones

The Museum of Scotland is reasserting that its pyramid stone is not stolen:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/feb/06/...-stone-is-not-stolen

Hyping the new National Museum of Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47129600
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-47149979

A nice leather sandals acquisition for the UNE Museum of Antiquities:

www.guyraargus.com.au/story/5891480/unes...its-a-shoe-in/?cs=12
www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/5891480...n-and-its-a-shoe-in/

Funding to catalog and move the Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology:

news.brown.edu/articles/2019/02/mellon

Funding for the Baltimore MoA:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/arts/design/b...id=nytcore-ios-share

OpEd on colonialism and museums:

broadly.vice.com/en_us/article/nexemx/moma-new-york-closing

I think we need to start following fallout from the Sackler controversy:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/09/arts/proteste...id=nytcore-ios-share
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Duplicating medieval inks for heritage conservation purposes:

phys.org/news/2019-02-medieval-inks-heritage.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190205102547.htm

Using an 'xray gun' to determine the origin of pottery in a Java Sea
shipwreck:

phys.org/news/2019-02-x-ray-gun-pottery-ancient-shipwreck.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-02/fm-gh020419.php

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Studying cliimate and social change via Japan's hinoki trees:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20190205-does-t...-shape-social-change

Viking-era Greenland appears to have been warmer than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2019-02-vikings-warmer-greenland.html
wattsupwiththat.com/2019/02/07/study-sho...-a-warmer-greenland/
www.cnn.com/2019/02/06/world/viking-gree...ate-study/index.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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The latest finds in African DNA:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2019/02/...africa/#.XGAeCs9KhfI

Using DNA to trace movements on the Iberian peninsula (we may have had this
already):

phys.org/news/2019-02-centuries-old-popu...aled-fine-scale.html

They've identified 800 or so 'genome regions' relating to human evolution:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/02/190205090536.htm

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Mount Athos:

greekcitytimes.com/2019/02/05/the-byzant...athos-and-orthodoxy/

Early American towns:

www.usatoday.com/picture-gallery/travel/...volution/2770231002/

Athens' Plaka:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/02/04/spen...hens-plaka-district/

Nimes:

www.irishnews.com/lifestyle/2019/02/09/n...ekend-break-1543241/

Roam like the Romans:

www.lonelyplanet.com/news/2019/02/04/int...map-italy-road-trip/

Beijing's restored Forbidden City will open in 2020:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/beijing-forbi...buildings/index.html

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PERFORMANCES
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On the 'real' Downton Abbey:

phys.org/news/2019-02-veil-historical-po...l-downton-abbey.html

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CRIME BEAT
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A (looks fake to me) 1200 years bp Bible smuggling attempt foiled in Turkey:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...ia-war-a8765876.html

An anti-smuggling operation in Turkey turned up plenty of Roman/Byzantine
coins:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/02/08/tur...in-anti-smuggling-op

Egypt foiled an attempt to smuggle a pile of items into Turkey:

aawsat.com/english/home/article/1575906/...n-antiquities-turkey

Police in Peshawar foiled an attempt to smuggle and 800 years bp statue:

arynews.tv/en/peshawar-police-foil-bid-to-smuggle-antiquities/

The Lebanese army "closed" a number of illegal crossing sites with Syria to deal with smuggling:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-02/07/c_137803353.htm


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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Nigeria is seeking some objects from the British Museum:

allafrica.com/stories/201902040090.html
news.artnet.com/art-world/lander-stool-1455775
www.theartnewspaper.com/news/nigerian-cu...n-restitution-debate

A Spanish art dealer has returned some reliefs to Jordan:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/nabatean-goddess
www.archaeology.org/news/7357-10207-jord...arvings-repatriation
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n05.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n06.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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Theodore Rabb:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/...718903bfc_story.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/02/04/obituaries/th...id=nytcore-ios-share

William Van Alstyne:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/obituaries/wi...id=nytcore-ios-share

Izzy Young:

www.nytimes.com/2019/02/05/obituaries/iz...id=nytcore-ios-share
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...uary-2-february-2019

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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

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

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

Berkshire Archaeology Day (April 6, 2019)

The Fourteenth International Conference on Jewish Names (June 3, 2019)

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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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I think we need to have more details on these 800 000 years bp (or so) finds from An Khe (Viet Nam):

english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainm...umans-unearthed.html

Some 200 000 years bp teeth from China identified as homo erectus might be an entirely new species:

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...ious-human-relative/
phys.org/news/2019-04-tongzi-hominids-po...-human-ancestor.html

Not sure if we mentioned these Denisovan skull fragments yet:

www.sciencenews.org/article/first-fossil...n-skull-cave-siberia
www.archaeology.org/news/7521-190403-denisovan-skull-fragments

The fascination with 'interbreeding' continues, this time with Denisovans and homo sapiens:

phys.org/news/2019-04-evidence-denisovan...umans-southeast.html

Questioning infanticide among Neanderthals:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/03/29/ciencia/1553858996_080843.html

I think we've had this 'pitted teeth' genetic condition in Paranthropus
before:

phys.org/news/2019-04-earliest-common-ge...condition-human.html

More on Neanderthal cannibalism:

www.livescience.com/65133-neanderthals-c...-climate-change.html
arstechnica.com/science/2019/03/climate-...hals-to-cannibalism/
www.sciencealert.com/climate-change-forc...new-findings-suggest
www.newsweek.com/climate-change-neandert...-cannibalism-1383342
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AFRICA
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Humans are on the hook for megafaunal demise on Madagascar:

phys.org/news/2019-04-giants-madagascar-...-thousand-years.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Egypt announced that they were going to announce three big finds:

ww.egyptindependent.com/antiquities-mini...logical-discoveries/

The first announcement appears to be a Ptolemaic-era limestone coffin with two mummies inside from the Quesna quarries:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...o-mummies-disco.aspx
ww.egyptindependent.com/photos-pharaonic...onufiya-governorate/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egyptian-stone-...ed-5000-year-1381903
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/01/c_137941316.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7515-190401-egy...enoufiya-sarcophagus

Next came a fifth dynasty tomb of a dignitary named Khuwy from Saqqara:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...w-queen-discove.aspx
egyptianstreets.com/2019/04/02/retaining...ncovered-in-saqqara/
www.livescience.com/65155-mummy-of-phara...cial-discovered.html
abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/noble...ly-pharaohs-62113190
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/03/c_137944469.htm
www.jpost.com/OMG/Archaeologists-find-43...mb-near-Cairo-585842
www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article228724939.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7524-190404-egypt-south-saqqara

The last of Egypt's big announcements this week was a Ptolemaic-era tomb featuring mummified mice and falcons:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...red-in-Upper-Eg.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/67960/Exclu...f-Tuta-Tomb-in-Sohag
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/67992/In-pi...b-uncovered-in-Sohag
phys.org/news/2019-04-mummified-mice-latest-egyptian-tomb.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/04/06/world/middlee...fied-mice-egypt.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/06/mu...ourful-egyptian-tomb
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-47838077
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-07/finely-pa...ed-in-egypt/10979126
www.timesofisrael.com/mummified-mice-cat...cient-egyptian-tomb/
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/04/05/mu...ptian-tomb-discovery
www.arabnews.com/node/1478741/middle-east
www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190406-finel...veiled-in-egypt/amp/
www.cbsnews.com/news/mummified-mice-and-...cient-egyptian-tomb/
www.yahoo.com/news/mummified-mice-more-l...overy-185501135.html
www.npr.org/2019/04/06/710634646/mummifi...veiled-egyptian-tomb
www.archaeology.org/news/7527-190405-egypt-sohag-tomb

A bit of the hype for plans to open a recently-found sarcophagus live on
television:

ww.egyptindependent.com/discovery-channe...nt-egyptian-coffins/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/67903/Disco...sarcophagus-on-April
www.yahoo.com/news/thousands-old-egypt-s...ve-tv-174605361.html
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-gates-a8850331.html
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...8321ad4a9cbd609adea4
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-ancien...qgbloudci-story.html
www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-egyptian-s...e-opened-on-live-tv/

Hype(ish) for another program on the mass burial in the Tomb of the Warriors at Deir el Bahari:

www.livescience.com/65158-mass-grave-anc...-egypt-soldiers.html

Some rethinking of the Hyskos 'invasion':

www.sciencenews.org/article/mysterious-h...cient-egypt-marriage
www.archaeology.org/news/7517-190402-egypt-hyksos-rulers

Feature on three Egyptian obelisks that aren't in Egypt:

www.thedailybeast.com/cleopatra-napoleon...ity-paris-and-london

Feature on an Egyptian mummy in Swansea and how it got there:

www.walesonline.co.uk/whats-on/arts-cult...ptian-mummy-16063020

Interview with Jamie Fraser and the identification of Maer-Neith-it-es'
mummy:

www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/conversati...amie-fraser/10942894

Feature on a papyrus restoration lab in Cairo:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...84-14aee5e3e458.html

More on the Ramesses II temple at Sohag:

www.egyptindependent.com/ramses-ii-templ...-upper-egypts-sohag/

... and on the restoration of the statue:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/06/c_137954924.htm

A letter of King Nabonidus found earlier this year is being dubbed the 'earliest breakup letter':

hyperallergic.com/492730/archaeologists-...neo-babylonian-site/

A 2600 years bp stone sealing and a seal from the City of David:

mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/...n-31-March-2019.aspx
www.timesofisrael.com/two-tiny-first-tem...f-ancient-jerusalem/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/261165
www.jns.org/rare-ancient-seal-of-jewish-...-david-in-jerusalem/
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5488666,00.html
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/2600-year-old-...City-of-David-585321
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...2-600y-ago-1.7068047
www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusale...of-david/2019/03/31/
www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/opinion/sunda...siah-david-seal.html
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/2019/04/a-newly...-biblical-character/
www.algemeiner.com/2019/04/01/rare-ancie...-david-in-jerusalem/
www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2019...content_74631756.htm

Evidence of a 2000 years bp Jewish settlement at Beersheba (including an image of an menorah):

mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/...va-4-April-2019.aspx
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archaeologists...enorah-in-art-585729
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...er-sheva/2019/04/04/
www.timesofisrael.com/2000-year-old-imag...h-site-in-beersheba/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/261386
www.jerusalemonline.com/underground-corr...sh-rebels-unearthed/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ld-mystery-1.7086763
www.israeltoday.co.il/Default.aspx?tabid=178&nid=36364
www.algemeiner.com/2019/04/05/remains-of...-found-in-beersheva/
www.archaeology.org/news/7525-190404-israel-menorah-image

Claims of the discovery of the site of Ai:

aleteia.org/2019/04/03/archaeologists-be...estament-city-of-ai/

Some preservation at the Western Wall:

www.timesofisrael.com/with-its-ancient-s...servation-treatment/

On the politics of archaeology in Jordan (and/or Israel):

www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premiu...-to-israel-1.7048617

... while the Israeli press accuses 'Jericho Arabs' of routinely looting
sites:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/261295
www.jns.org/arab-residents-of-jericho-lo...tombs-defile-graves/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hasmonean-era-...y-local-Arabs-585610

The Temple Mount Sifting Project is resuming this summer:

www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/jerusale...s-summer/2019/04/07/

8000 years bp finds from Abu Dhabi (on Marawah Island):

www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/new-arch...est-village-1.844130
www.adwonline.ae/what-these-new-archaeol...out-abu-dhabis-past/

15 more 1st century CE burials from Umm Al Qaiwain:

www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/fiftee...-2019-03-31-1.681825

Flooding in Shiraz reached Cyrus' tomb:

en.mehrnews.com/news/143640/Video-Flash-...Great-tomb-in-Shiraz

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A metal detectorist found a coin of Allectus (dubbed 'the first brexiteer'):

news.artnet.com/art-world/metal-detector...n-roman-coin-1509847

Sewer construction revealed a 'vast necropolis' at Laranca:

in-cyprus.com/sewerage-construction-unea...polis-under-larnaca/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...nt-larnaca-site.html

I think we mentioned this incredible statue of Trajan find from Laodicea:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unique-roman-e...ed-in-denizli-142263
uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-unearth...0-old-080200590.html
www.newsweek.com/ancient-rome-turkey-emp...-archaeology-1386012
www.archaeology.org/news/7522-190403-turkey-trajan-statue

A Roman puteal from Ostia is now on display at the Met:

www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=238576

... while a 'reconstructed' statue of Aphrodite is on display for the first time at the NAM in Athens:

www.thenationalherald.com/238245/new-per...xhibition-on-beauty/
www.ekathimerini.com/239249/gallery/ekat...y-for-the-first-time

Plans for better management of Paphos mosaics:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/04/05/getty-collabo...t-of-paphos-mosaics/
www.financialmirror.com/news-details.php?nid=36781

Alonissos is promoting its underwater antiquities:

www.ekathimerini.com/239236/article/ekat...derwater-antiquities

Nice coverage of a student-curated exhibit on wine in the ancient world:

www.niagarathisweek.com/community-story/...f-the-ancient-world/

Some development plans in the Piraeus were blocked:

www.ekathimerini.com/239181/article/ekat...sco-plans-in-piraeus

Feature on Empedocles:

www.sciencenews.org/blog/context/greek-p...ust-too-few-elements

Feature on how ancient Greeks trained for war:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0757qbx/how-anci...eeks-trained-for-war

Feature on a Roman army 'pay slip':

taskandpurpose.com/roman-soldier-payslip-green-weenie

Feature on Schliemann pre-Troy:

www.thenationalherald.com/237694/homer-s...american-connection/

More from Armand D'Angour on Socrates:

aeon.co/ideas/was-the-real-socrates-more...amorous-than-we-knew

Feature on Latin, Classics-based curriculum, and all that:

www.lenconnect.com/opinion/20190402/secr...-potter-and-classics

Feature on 'alternative' translations:

blog.oup.com/2019/04/why-forgotten-alter...l-literature-matter/

Not sure if we've mentioned this series on the Greco-Persian wars:

www.dailywire.com/news/45413/schaeffer-g...chery-brad-schaeffer

France is asking for Greek and Latin to be put on UNESCO's 'intangible cultural heritage' list:

neoskosmos.com/en/133689/france-asks-for...tural-heritage-list/

Pondering Brexit and Greek comedy:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/04/can-ancient-...how-to-leave-the-eu/

Feature on the restoration of Bath:

www.countrylife.co.uk/architecture/roman...g-restoration-194561

A Mellon for James Uden:

www.bu.edu/today/2019/james-uden-modern-...-from-ancient-texts/

A talk on Wonder Woman and Greek ideas of a hero:

now.etown.edu/index.php/2019/04/02/defin...es-and-wonder-woman/

Barry Strauss on Roman immigration:

www.history.com/news/ancient-rome-immigration-slavery

Reviewish thing on Emily Wilson's Odyssey translation:

news.columbia.edu/news/epic-new-journey-odyssey

... and an interview with Dr Wilson:

lareviewofbooks.org/article/emily-wilson...-the-world-of-homer/

An interview with James O'Donnell about his Gallic Wars translation:

asunow.asu.edu/20190402-translating-caes...ns-book-ever-written

Donald Robertson on Marcus Aurelius' 'psychotherapy':

hnn.us/article/171614

What Jesse Weiner is up to:

www.hamilton.edu/news/story/jesse-weiner...sics-presents-papers

What Michael Poliakoff is up to:

hillsdalecollegian.com/2019/04/former-hi...ota-free-speech-law/

What Mary Beard is up to:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/trigger-...pe-lecture-j2kmxsbmm

What Donna Zuckerberg is up to:

www.statepress.com/article/2019/03/spart...ress-their-rhetorics

Review of Gareth Hinds' graphic novel version of the Iliad:

www.latimes.com/books/la-ca-jc-fob-garet...-20190405-story.html

More on the recently-revealed thermopolium from Pompeii:

www.livescience.com/65146-ancient-pompeii-fast-food.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-dig-s...with-style-9krqgwkgd
www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Cultur...before-calamity.ashx
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/romans...uch-we-do-180971845/

... and someone mentioned there was one in Worcester too:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/mar/31/...ood-in-worcester-too

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Possible evidence of barley farming in Finland, 5000 years bp:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uoh-a5b040319.php
phys.org/news/2019-04-year-old-barley-gr...and-livelihoods.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190403113931.htm

Possible remains of the 14th century Kirkwall Castle found during repaving
works:

www.orcadian.co.uk/archaeological-discov...overed-by-roadworks/

A medieval helmet from Belarus:

eng.belta.by/society/view/unique-1000-ye...er-port-120061-2019/
www.archaeology.org/news/7528-190405-belarus-medieval-helmet

Remains of a 16th century Dutch shipwreck in the North Sea:

nltimes.nl/2019/04/03/16th-century-dutch...ing-accident-cleanup
www.dutchnews.nl/news/2019/04/north-sea-...a-16th-century-ship/
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47799292
www.9news.com.au/world/news-europe-shipw...21-8f7f-cfa60b7b4b27
www.archaeology.org/news/7520-190403-net...nds-copper-shipwreck

Some sort of medieval structure found during church renovations in Devon:

www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/incred...overed-devon-2721170
www.archaeology.org/news/7526-190405-devon-medieval-walls

Possible find of the tomb of St Vincent Ferrier:

fr.aleteia.org/2019/04/04/a-vannes-le-to...er-bientot-retrouve/

Nottingham's 'catacombs' are open to the public:

www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottinghams-...-thrown-open-2729142

Feature on the Vasa shipwreck:

www.bbc.com/news/av/stories-47791179/fin...-more-than-300-years

Feature on Charlamagne:

www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/cha...-war-england-france/

On raising funds to save Notre Dame:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190404-the-ma...of-saving-notre-dame

Latest on the Stonehenge tunnel plans:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/02/...nge-enters-new-phase
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-04-07/the-battl...enge-tunnel/10927450

More on that schoolboy finding the 'lost' Govan stones:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-47748026
www.livescience.com/65128-teen-discovers...val-gravestones.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/14-yea...-scotland-180971873/
www.archaeology.org/news/7513-190401-scotland-govan-gravestones
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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4000 years bp 'dancer' petroglyphs from Inner Mongolia:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/02/c_137943824.htm
www.newsweek.com/rock-art-ancient-china-...-archaeology-1383276
www.archaeology.org/news/7519-190403-mongolia-rock-art

Interesting preservation aspect of the Terracotta Army:

phys.org/news/2019-04-scientists-mystery...ta-army-weapons.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/ucl-ssl040219.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190404094839.htm
www.newsweek.com/terracotta-army-weapons...tion-mystery-1386027
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/terracott...-anti-rust-treatment
arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/heres-th...e-so-well-preserved/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=33365
www.archaeology.org/news/7523-190404-china-bronze-preservation

A fallen boulder in New South Wales have revealed some Aboriginal
handprints:

www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/20...ulder-blue-mountains
www.archaeology.org/news/7518-190402-aus...boriginal-handprints

Carbon dating puts an Adichanallur site to 905-696 BCE:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/adi.../article26737779.ece
www.thenewsminute.com/article/carbon-dat...s-hc-slams-asi-99557

Some 6th century 'swastika-shaped' stupas from Singrauli:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/...cleshow/68664009.cms

Some Mughal-era gardins in Agra have been restored:

www.thehindu.com/society/history-and-cul.../article26676680.ece
www.archaeology.org/news/7514-190401-ind...a-garden-restoration

Feature on Indian chariots:

www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/antiq.../article26733989.ece

Feature on the Siege of Baler:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/03/actualidad/1554292298_014487.html

Feature on naming of Japanese imperial eras:

mainichi.jp/english/articles/20190401/p2a/00m/0na/008000c

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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Studying an attack on Puritan colonists in 1637 at Wethersfield,
Connecticut:

www.livescience.com/65144-17th-century-m...ticut-jamestown.html

I think we mentioned this accidental find of one of Philadelphia's first
cemeteries:

www.livescience.com/65139-colonial-cemetery-philadelphia.html
www.livescience.com/65142-photos-colonia...elphia-cemetery.html

An 18th century 'ice house' find from Cloverfields (Maryland):

www.cloverfieldspreservationfoundation.o...ter-kimmel-ice-house

Remains of a Confederate Civil War prison from Salisbury (NC):

www.salisburypost.com/2019/03/30/ground-...s-location/%20report
www.archaeology.org/news/7512-190401-nor...a-confederate-prison

They've identified the last known survivor of the transatlantic slave ships:

www.bbc.com/news/education-47791828
www.nytimes.com/2019/04/03/us/transatlan...e-last-survivor.html
www.al.com/news/2019/04/last-african-sla...ived-in-alabama.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/resear...ave-trade-180971879/

Studying 19th century Chinese migrants:

news.stanford.edu/2019/04/02/digging-clu...ry-chinese-migrants/

Searching for some Beothuk burial sites:

ntv.ca/archaeologists-to-look-for-origin...-of-beothuk-remains/

... and plans to study the 'birthplace' of the Seminole nation:

www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-citrus...-the-seminole-nation

On Inuit knowledge and the Franklin shipwreck find:

nunatsiaq.com/stories/article/after-165-...to-franklins-wrecks/

Feature on the Battle of Wabash:

www.dispatch.com/news/20190407/archaeolo...le-of-wabash-in-1791

Feature on 18th century American trade secrets piracy:

www.washingtonpost.com/politics/courts_l...948cc0605_story.html

Review of H.L. Gates, *Stony the Road*:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/08/ho...th-won-the-civil-war
www.nytimes.com/2019/03/28/books/review/...-louis-gates-jr.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage of pre-Inca underwater ritual offering type things in Lake Titicaca:

phys.org/news/2019-04-religion-pre-dates...s-lake-titicaca.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/ps-ror040119.php
www.livescience.com/65126-lake-titicaca-offerings.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/01/...ite-at-lake-titicaca
www.newsweek.com/lake-titicaca-ancient-r...asure-sunken-1381800
elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/03/actualidad/1554306842_677646.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...vered-lake-titicaca/
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/lake-titi...-tiwanaku-worshipped
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/...erwater-archaeology/
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/be...ark-andes-180971844/
www.archaeology.org/news/7516-190402-lake-titicaca-offerings

Evidence of extensive Maya farming in the Yucatan peninsula:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/03/190329130158.htm

What tree rings reveal about human occupation of Central Amazonia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/mpif-hht032819.php
phys.org/news/2019-04-human-history-tree-trees-amazonia.html

Concerns for assorted sites in Mexico:

mexiconewsdaily.com/news/mexicos-forgott...rchaeological-sites/
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 some underwater archaeology finds around the world:

www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/...isations-lost-worlds

Not sure where I should put this feature on Sarah Parcak's work:

www.publicradiotulsa.org/post/indiana-jo...entures-sarah-parcak

On the history of seasonal allergies:

qz.com/quartzy/1586549/with-pollen-count...vive-allergy-season/

On the origins of April Fools' Day:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/uk-news/how...s-start-few-16056106

Still wondering where the Salvator Mundi went:

www.elobservador.com.uy/nota/desaparecio...-mundo-2019331154240
www.nytimes.com/2019/03/30/arts/design/s...ouvre-abu-dhabi.html

A Polish general who fought with Washington may have been a woman (or
intersex):

www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/apr/06/...neral-woman-intersex

On Leonardo as 'environmentalist':

theconversation.com/leonardo-da-vinci-re...d-of-his-time-112404

... and a feature on his anatomical drawings:

theconversation.com/leonardo-da-vinci-re...human-machine-112399

... and his 'killing machines':

theconversation.com/how-leonardo-da-vinc...ling-machines-112402

... and work with hydraulics:

theconversation.com/how-leonardo-da-vinc...y-of-its-flow-112401

Feature on Muhammad in the Enlightenment:

aeon.co/ideas/muhammad-an-anticlerical-h...ropean-enlightenment

Pondering the origins of agriculture:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uoc-fft040219.php
phys.org/news/2019-04-food-thought-farming.html

On fairy tales:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190402-is-it...-rewrite-fairy-tales

On early scientists and the slave trade:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/historia...sts-debt-slave-trade

Why a humanities degree is a good thing:

www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190401-why-w...-set-you-up-for-life

The LOC has digitized a number of Persian texts:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/librar...h-century-180971881/

Feature on Venetian 'beaten gold':

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p075cntd/the-last...etian-master-of-gold

Feature on 'legendary swords':

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190403-the-e...ith-legendary-swords

Feature on cholera:

www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2019/0...ng-headlines-in-2019

Evidence of a Nazi massacre of Jews in Belarus:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-47732043

The 150 year old heart of a French priest is on tour in the US:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/...athedral/3387702002/

Feature on four 'lost cities':

www.thedailybeast.com/el-dorado-to-baiae...-where-could-they-be

Marking the Eiffel Tower's 130th birthday:

www.dw.com/en/happy-birthday-eiffel-tower/g-48119815

I think we mentioned this 'quest' to identify some women archaeologists in a photo:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/intern...otographs-180971828/

Plans for a statue of Jane Austen:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-47785148

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ancient Mesopotamia Speaks:

news.yale.edu/2019/04/02/material-glory-...es-alive-new-exhibit

Mesopotamia:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/05/c_137952638.htm

Munch:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ap...iance-british-museum
www.apollo-magazine.com/art-diary/edvard-munch-love-and-angst/

Maternita:

www.wantedinrome.com/whatson/maeternita-...-giulia-in-rome.html

Culture Under Attack:

www.standard.co.uk/futurelondon/culturec...ulture-a4108641.html

Andes Textiles:

www.artic.edu/exhibitions/9122/super-nat...extiles-of-the-andes

Khipus:

www.doaks.org/visit/museum/exhibitions/written-in-knots

Wari and Inca Tunics:

www.doaks.org/visit/museum/exhibitions/b...-from-the-collection

Art of Native North America:

pcsny.org/2018-2019-lectures/event/exhib...rth-america-the-met/

Paradise Found:

themihs.info/keymarcoartifacts/

Beasts of London:

www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-london-47...-put-back-on-display

More on reaction to the Sacklers:

www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/sackler-ga...s-donation-1.5083221

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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Interview with Christies' G. Max Bernheimer:

www.christies.com/features/G-Max-Bernhei...-learned-9792-1.aspx

Big bucks for some Napoleon love letters:

www.dw.com/en/napoleon-love-letters-fetc...s-auction/a-48229114
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Declassified U2 spy plane photos are proving useful for archaeological
purposes:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/declassi...n-aerial-archaeology

Feature on using xray fluorescence spectroscopy to study petroglyphs in
Texas:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/acs-uts022219.php
phys.org/news/2019-04-uncovering-secrets-ancient-art-x-ray.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190401075146.htm

On 3d printing and cultural heritage:

phys.org/news/2019-04-3d-relationship-cultural-heritage.html

... in a similar vein:

bcnm.berkeley.edu/events/109/special-eve...egyptian-antiquities

A Peruvian mummy in a Pennsylvania museum is the latest to get the xray
treatment:

www.livescience.com/65121-teenage-peruvian-mummy-scanned.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Something about 'ancient DNA signals' and population movements in South
Asia:

phys.org/news/2019-04-ancient-modern-human-genomes.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190405183901.htm

More on DNA from a clay pipe:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/dna-in-a...nslaved-womans-life/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Trier:

www.dailysabah.com/travel/2019/04/01/ger...through-roman-europe

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CRIME BEAT
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The Castellani jewels stolen from the Etruscan National Museum six years ago were recovered:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/02/world/europe/...etruscan-museum.html

A stolen Armenian king's tombstone was found during an antismuggling operation in Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/04/03/po...in-turkeys-balikesir

Turkish security seized a Roman-era (doesn't look like it) 'gladiator'
statuette:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/04/05/tur...ern-denizli-province

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 Bristol Museum return a pair of skulls to the descendents of the Tongva
people:

www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/...urned-remote-2707513

The Center of Southwest Studies is returning a number of items to various Native American groups:

the-journal.com/articles/133909

Latest Tsirogiannis-related returns:

www.ekathimerini.com/239239/article/ekat...rare-ancient-vessels

The US returned 1000+ items to Saudi Arabia:

www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/562674/S...00-artifacts-from-US
aawsat.com/english/home/article/1664701/...historic-relics-home
gulfnews.com/world/gulf/saudi/saudi-hist...m-us-1.1554365351470

More on Norway returning Rapa Nui artifacts:

www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-...k-rapa-nui-artefacts

Latest on returning items to Africa:

theartnewspaper.com/comment/museums-in-t...eaches-tipping-point
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on Seleucid coins:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-anci...their-coins-part-iv/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n13.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n14.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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Dean A Miller:

www.rochester.edu/newscenter/colleagues-...ean-a-miller-367262/

Sydel Silverman:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/obituaries/sydel-silverman-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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CONFERENCES
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European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Conference (August 2019):

www.eabs.net/EABS/Conferences/Warsaw_201...r_papers_Warsaw.aspx

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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 new species (maybe) of hominin from the Philippines dubbed homo
luzonensis:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/anu-nso040919.php
phys.org/news/2019-04-species-early-human-philippines.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190410141825.htm
www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/science/homo-...pines-evolution.html
www.livescience.com/65201-newfound-ancie...homo-luzonensis.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-47873072
www.livescience.com/65194-photos-human-r...homo-luzonensis.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/10/...-in-philippines-cave
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/old-bone...of-mankind-q0qhvpg9c
www.wsj.com/articles/evidence-of-new-hum...lippines-11554915601
www.cnn.com/2019/04/10/world/new-hominin...pines-scn/index.html
www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/04/1...lert-national&wpmk=1
www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-04-11/n...philippines/10985676
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/11/c_137969272.htm
amp.france24.com/en/20190411-new-early-s...tter_impression=true
www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/...lippines/3424227002/
www.dw.com/en/new-early-human-species-di...ilippines/a-48281840
www.sciencealert.com/new-hominin-species...eral-types-of-humans
www.sciencenews.org/article/new-hominid-...zonensis-philippines
theconversation.com/how-much-evidence-is...nes-cave-site-115139
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...nes-homo-luzonensis/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/...onensis-philippines/
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01019-7
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/new-spec...nearthed-philippines
elpais.com/elpais/2019/04/10/ciencia/1554913422_860525.html
www.newsweek.com/homo-luzonensis-new-spe...-early-human-1391822
www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/0...ewrite-human-history
arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/meet-you...sin-homo-luzonensis/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/paleon...ent-human-180971941/
www.archaeology.org/news/7580-190411-phi...ines-homo-luzonensis

... and more digs are planned in the area where the fossils were found:

phys.org/news/2019-04-filipinos-human-species.html
www.sfchronicle.com/news/science/article...w-human-13758713.php

... and the question about how much evidence is required to declare a 'new species' has been raised:

phys.org/news/2019-04-evidence-declare-species-human.html
www.stuff.co.nz/science/111955061/how-mu...hilippines-cave-site

Feature on the various species in the homo family tree:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/science/homin...human-evolution.html

34 000 years bp pictorial cave art from the Croatia:

phys.org/news/2019-04-archaeologists-pre...rative-cave-art.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uos-aif041019.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190410120604.htm
www.livescience.com/65209-cave-paintings...covered-croatia.html
www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquit...013D73EA8FDFB521A59F
www.archaeology.org/news/7581-190411-croatia-cave-art

Really a DNA story .... Neanderthals and woolly mammoths are said to have 'shared genetic material':

www.aftau.org/news-page-archaeology?=&st...s4677=3&erid=7836507
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/afot-wma040819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190408123240.htm
www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Neanderthal...v-researchers-586091

Another DNA type story suggests there were two distinct 'lineages' of Denisovans in Southeast Asia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/mpif-mda041119.php
phys.org/news/2019-04-ancient-dna-reveals-denisovan-family.html
www.livescience.com/65213-new-human-line...d-modern-humans.html
www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/04/11/New-...nesia/3661555000243/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/homini...y-thought-180971952/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=33570

How we evolved to run marathons:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2019/04/...and-human-evolution/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Fifth Dynasty dignitary burial at the Saqqara necropolis:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/68261/In-pi...ed-to-know-about-the
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/32...-ambassadors-to.aspx
www.livescience.com/65155-mummy-of-phara...cial-discovered.html
www.france24.com/en/20190413-egypt-unvei...l-fifth-dynasty-tomb
news.yahoo.com/egypt-unveils-colourful-f...-tomb-164453897.html
www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-unveils-tomb...or-after-4300-years/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/14/c_137974683.htm
timesofoman.com/article/1133296/World/Af...b-near-Giza-pyramids
english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-...th-Dynasty-tomb.html
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/04/13/eg...about-4300-years-ago

The live-on-TV opening of a 26th dynasty priestly-burial sarcophagus (and two others) went well:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/68094/A-2-5...my-unveiled-in-Minya
phys.org/news/2019-04-thousands-year-old...-sarcophagus-tv.html
nypost.com/2019/04/08/egypt-unveils-2500...at-ancient-cemetery/
www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...metery-idUSKCN1RK1DJ
www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Egypt-unveils-...tten-cemetery-586111
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-sarcophag...ed-discovery-1388555
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/check-ou...y-opened-on-live-tv/
nerdist.com/article/archaeologists-opene...-tomb-live-tv-mummy/

I think we mentioned this study of an Egyptian woman's teeth revealing her profession a while ago:

www.sciencealert.com/this-ancient-egypti...-be-craftspeople-too
www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...-teeth/#71e2b5e33098

Not sure if we mentioned this identification and return of a fragment from an Egyptian tomb:

lighthouse.mq.edu.au/article/april-2019/...acked-by-hieroglyphs

More on that musician burial along with plenty of mummified mice:

www.livescience.com/65192-mouse-mummies-tomb-egypt.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/musicia...ified-pets-frx7ww87b
www.tolonews.com/arts-culture/mummified-...veiled-egyptian-tomb

Vague item on finds from Ur:

www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2019...content_74667733.htm

More on that menorah image find at Beer Sheva:

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...overed-in-the-negev/
www.israel21c.org/second-temple-era-sett...-in-southern-israel/

More on the looting of that Second Temple era burial cave:

www.jerusalemonline.com/second-temple-burial-cave-ravaged/

More on the resumption of the Temple Mount Sifting Project:

tmsifting.org/en/2019/04/07/two-important-announcements/

Feature on Layla Salih's efforts to recover Mosul's lost heritage:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/...logist-of-mosul.html

I think we mentioned this newly-identified 'gilgamesh tablet':

www.ancient.eu/article/1360/the-newly-di...of-the-epic-of-gilg/

Paywalled, but seems to be of interest (something about chickens):

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ll-shocked-1.7112934

... this is probably the same story:

www.timesofisrael.com/2600-year-old-chic...ence-of-use-in-diet/

On the wage gap in ancient Mesopotamia:

theconversation.com/en-la-antigua-mesopo...echa-salarial-114697

In case you missed the story of declassified U2 spy plane images revealing sites in the 'Middle East':

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uop-dus040819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190408161617.htm
phys.org/news/2019-04-declassified-u2-spy-plane-images.html
www.newsweek.com/mystery-8000-year-old-a...-images-cold-1390064
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/declassi...n-aerial-archaeology
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/u-2-sp...ddle-east-180971934/
arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/declassi...sts-unlock-the-past/
www.archaeology.org/news/7533-190409-middle-east-u-2-images
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 3600 years bp (!) shipwreck full of copper 'bullion' off the shores of
Antalya:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/04/08/tu...ck-off-antalya-coast
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/worlds-oldest-...say-officials-142544

A metal detectorist found a gold coin of Allectus in a field in Kent:

www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/unique-f...f-roman-coin-202568/

A ceramic container full of eggs from Pompeii (this might be part of the thermopolium find):

uk.news.yahoo.com/ceramic-container-full...found-092600053.html

Roman (and other period) remains from a dig in York:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17561793.roman-...ear-york-city-walls/

Plans to re-excavate a 'hidden' Roman bath at Bath:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-47898052

The Domus Transitoria opened to the public this week:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/12/fift...arthed-neros-palace/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/12/c_137972546.htm
news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d414e7a6b544f33457a6333566d54/index.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/rome-op...ned-palace-qmdwtrt2z

A Late Roman trade vessel is on display:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...a2-d91b97beb1b9.html

A British tourist in Pompeii was accused of stealing tiles from a mosaic:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-47854399
www.thelocal.it/20190408/british-tourist...pompeii-mosaic-tiles
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...22-e1737e8aa955.html
www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-ad...tained-a8860386.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/police-c...om-pompeii-zl73htcll
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/tourist-brand...at-pompeii-c8w2306dn
elpais.com/internacional/2019/04/09/mund...54808527_341586.html
www.stuff.co.nz/travel/travel-troubles/1...pompeii-mosaic-tiles
metro.co.uk/2019/04/09/british-woman-arr...s-souvenirs-9136290/
www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/tunbrid...t-21-accused-2738710
www.kentonline.co.uk/tunbridge-wells/new...from-pompeii-202339/

... but she's protesting her innocence:

www.kentonline.co.uk/tunbridge-wells/new...mosaic-theft-202532/
www.kentlive.news/news/kent-news/ive-don...rong-student-2748905
www.thesun.co.uk/news/8837329/student-tile-steal-pompeii/

What Sinclair Bell is up to:

www.niutoday.info/2019/04/10/art-history...s-chariot-superstar/

What Sarah Bond is up to:

www.sunjournal.com/2019/04/11/museum-to-...-of-museum-displays/

What Barry Strauss is up to:

knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article/what...from-roman-emperors/

Feature on Wally Englert:

www.reed.edu/reed-magazine/articles/2019...e-wally-englert.html

Plans for a shipwreck off Alonissos to become an 'underwater museum':

www.ekathimerini.com/239363/gallery/ekat...opened-to-the-public
news.gtp.gr/2019/04/08/peristera-shipwre...e-underwater-museum/
phys.org/news/2019-04-ancient-shipwreck-...e-divers-greece.html
abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/ancie...vers-greece-62266315

... this seems related:

www.france24.com/en/20190409-greece-deve...ology-sites-ministry

Vandals hit the Pnyx:

www.ekathimerini.com/239400/article/ekat...rget-citys-pnyx-hill

Feature on the 'bloodiest' Roman emperors:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/worst-...s-caligula-domitian/

Feature on ancient Roman cures for 'panic attacks' (Stoicism):

www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/word-les...panic-attacks-part-1
www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/word-les...-panic-attacks-redux

Feature on Vercingetorix:

en.rfi.fr/france/20190410-where-legend-vercingetorix-was-born

In case you wondered how Utica (NY) was named:

www.uticaod.com/news/20190411/mayors-ser...-gave-utica-its-name

On what the Odyssey teaches us about mentoring:

dailyiowan.com/2019/04/07/guest-opinion-...-research-mentoring/

Coverage of Holy Cross' Classics Day:

news.holycross.edu/blog/2019/04/09/photo...n-for-ancient-world/

On Brexit and Sparta:

theconversation.com/brexiteers-are-right...ns-they-think-115037

A free online course on the Arch of Titus:

aleteia.org/2019/04/10/take-this-free-on...on-of-the-holy-land/

The Roman Empire version of Game of Thrones:

theconversation.com/juego-de-tronos-y-el-imperio-romano-115160

More on the recently-found thermopolium at Pompeii:

hyperallergic.com/493893/archaeologists-...-counter-in-pompeii/

More on the restoration of the Largo di Torre Argentina:

www.lagazzettaitaliana.com/news-from-ita...ina-will-be-restored

More on the graphic novel Iliad:

www.adventuresinpoortaste.com/2019/04/08...iew-a-labor-of-love/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A Bronze Age axe head found by illegal metal detectoring in Limerick:

www.rte.ie/news/ireland/2019/0408/1041305-bronze-age-axe-find/
www.ilovelimerick.ie/bronze-age-axe/
extra.ie/2019/04/08/news/irish-news/axe-...rned-national-museum

A possible Bronze Age site in Knocklyon (south Dublin):

www.herald.ie/news/site-around-cosgraves...e-find-37992213.html

Avebury Stone Circle is being associated with an 'elite' Neolithic house:

phys.org/news/2019-04-avebury-monument-single-family-home.html
www.livescience.com/65195-ancient-home-i...ry-stone-circle.html
www.history.com/news/stonehenge-avebury-...thic-house-discovery
www.archaeology.org/news/7535-190410-avebury-neolithic-monument

A study of the Tumulus des Sables mound in France suggests it was older than previously thought, along with other new findings:

cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/two-mille...e-on-at-burial-mound
www.archaeology.org/news/7531-190408-fra...e-tumulus-des-sables

Medieval (and some earlier) finds during excavations at the port of Mykonos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/07/cent...ow-brought-to-light/
www.archaeology.org/news/7532-190409-mykonos-port-excavation

Medieval burials next to Down Cathedral (Ireland):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-47895990
www.archaeology.org/news/7585-10412-medieval-northern-ireland

Remains of a 14th century castle from Orkney:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/remains-of-14...-in-orkney-1-4904303

Excavations are underway at a distilling site in Blackmiddens:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/secrets-of-wh...distillery-1-4904996
www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-...ey-shetland-47879386
www.heraldscotland.com/news/17565072.arc...llicit-whisky-trade/

... and at Draper's Hall in Coventry:

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...-dig-castle-16119497

Excavations of 'The Old Brig' near Whitstable are also underway:

www.kentonline.co.uk/whitstable/news/arc...re-shipwreck-202635/

High hopes for a dig near bypass construction near Caernarfon:

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-new...sible-major-16106246

Feature on a Visigothic letter from Spain:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/09/actualidad/1554837441_579595.html

Feature on restoring Notre Dame:

www.lesalonbeige.fr/restauration-excepti...notre-dame-de-paris/

The Dig Burley project looks kind of interesting:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-47895412

Vandalism at the Ring of Brodgar stone circle:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/11/...le-vandalised-orkney
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Excavation of a pit containing horses and chariots beside a tomb in Shaanxi has resumed:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/10/c_137965744.htm

Six 1st-5th century CE burials from a village in Cambodia:

www.phnompenhpost.com/national/archaeolo...-site-prey-veng-town
www.aa.com.tr/en/world/cambodia-discover...cient-graves/1445293
menafn.com/1098359899/6-ancient-graves-discovered-in-Cambodia
www.archaeology.org/news/7529-190408-cambodia-ancient-graves

Plenty of finds from an Iron site at Khok Phutsa (Thailand):

www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/social-and...e/1658436/past-lives
www.archaeology.org/news/7530-190408-thailand-iron-age

Indigenous seafaring trade around Australia was going on for far longer than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2019-04-archaeology-unrave...genous-seagoing.html
theconversation.com/archaeology-is-unrav...lias-doorstep-111528

Evidence of taro being grown in Maori gardens in the 15th century:

phys.org/news/2019-04-fossil-evidence-discovery-taro-maori.html

Feature on the Gyan Prakash Massacre:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/opinion/1919-...nion&pgtype=Homepage

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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Woodland period pottery found during sewer construction in Annapolis:

www.capitalgazette.com/news/annapolis/ac...-20190412-story.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7584-190412-maryland-trash-pit

A study of Cherokee writing in an Alabama cave:

phys.org/news/2019-04-cherokee-inscriptions-alabama-cave.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uota-ric041019.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190410120016.htm
www.livescience.com/65198-cherokee-messa...in-alabama-cave.html
www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Cherokee-...ma-cave-13758684.php
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/first-ch...nt-lacrosselike-game
www.smithsonianmag.com/history/cave-mark...n-removal-180971928/
www.archaeology.org/news/7536-190410-ala...herokee-inscriptions

Applying 'natural selection' to industrialization in early Quebec:

www.brown.edu/news/2019-04-04/fertility

A student found a projectile point at Montezuma Well while on a field trip:

www.verdenews.com/news/2019/apr/09/hecto...dent-digs-rare-arro/

Some boys in BC found a 'stone age' blade of some sort in Alouette Lake:

www.mapleridgenews.com/news/boys-find-an...ol-at-alouette-lake/
www.terracestandard.com/news/young-boys-...ne-tool-at-b-c-lake/

Concerns for underwater sites off Nova Scotia:

www.timescolonist.com/looters-likely-sco...erts-warn-1.23784972
nationalpost.com/news/canada/looters-lik...-scotia-experts-warn
www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-l...otia-experts-warn-2/
globalnews.ca/news/5145170/treasure-hunters-nova-scotia/
www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/looters-likely-s...perts-warn-1.4371713

What Carl Drexler is up to:

www.camdenarknews.com/news/2019/apr/12/a...vil-war-discoveries/

Studying the Chinese labourers who built Stanford:

news.stanford.edu/2019/04/11/uncovering-...kers-built-stanford/

Not sure this is legit archaeology:

www.newstrib.com/news/bricks-bones-a-pee...fb-43614050415e.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Very interesting 400 years bp guinea pig sacrifices from Peru:

gizmodo.com/400-year-old-sacrificed-guin...lorful-ea-1834006876

Plenty of 19th century finds associate with Brazil's 'Empire' at a dig in
Rio:

riotimesonline.com/brazil-news/rio-polit...k-to-brazils-empire/
www.archaeology.org/news/7586-190412-brazil-imperial-artifacts

More on evidence of extensive Maya crop cultivation in the Yucatan:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-03/uoc-urf032919.php

More on the finds in Lake Titicaca:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/01/...ite-at-lake-titicaca
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...s-Lake-Titicaca.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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Interesting features on the first women professors at Bowdoin:

bowdoinorient.com/2019/04/12/first-femal...icate-the-classroom/

On technology and reading classical literature:

www.nationalreview.com/2019/04/classical...d-modern-technology/

An historian has identified Shakespeare's London home:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-47907984
www.cnn.com/style/article/william-shakes...scli-intl/index.html

Marking Catherine de Medici's 500th:

www.dw.com/en/500th-birthday-of-catherin...l-dynasty/a-48291607

Identifying an unknown Velazquez:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/09/actualidad/1554815297_642718.html

Replicating a 2000 years bp diaphanous Chinese gown:

www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/...worlds-lightest-silk

A statistical type study suggests Beowulf was the work of a single author:

phys.org/news/2019-04-beowulf-statistica...evidence-english.amp
www.livescience.com/65189-beowulf-single-author.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-vie...-discovery-7jjsrj3d5
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/comput...le-author-180971925/

Suggestion that Leonardo was amibdextrous:

www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-leona...study-uffizi-gallery

Feature on Ibn Tufayl:

aeon.co/ideas/ibn-tufayl-and-the-story-o...-child-of-philosophy

Feature on some recent underwater finds (around the world):

www.theguardian.com/technology/2019/apr/...isations-lost-worlds

On medieval hygiene:

aeon.co/essays/medieval-people-were-surp...part-from-the-clergy

On European colonialism and the Little Ice Age:

aeon.co/ideas/did-european-colonisation-...e-the-little-ice-age

On the history of dragons:

www.livescience.com/25559-dragons.html

An interview with Hayden White on the humanities:

www.chronicle.com/article/We-re-Here-to-...246047?cid=wb&cid=wb

Hyping the SAA conference (just concluding):

www.krqe.com/news/mornings/society-for-a...nventions/1908885219
www.krqe.com/news/albuquerque-metro/thou...-research/1910700843

... and it's dealing (poorly) with a #metoo situation:

www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/an-ar...-of--metoostem-65737

A book of lost books found in a Danish archive:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/book-l...h-archive-180971943/

Some Guggenheim fellows for 2019:

news.yale.edu/2019/04/10/five-distinguis...9-guggenheim-fellows

Latest humans-not-off-the-hook-for-megafaunal-extinctions piece:

phys.org/news/2019-04-humans-extinctions-large-herbivores.html

Latest animal-abuse-at-touristy-places thing comes from Egypt:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/13/world/middlee...ds-animal-abuse.html

On unicorns and Scotland:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190408-what-u...to-scottish-identity

Feature on Joseph Duveen:

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-en...as-first-mega-dealer

On fighting back against pseudoarchaeological claims:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/believe-...win-you-back-science

On the antiquity of the Hebrew Bible:

blog.yalebooks.com/2019/03/19/how-old-is-the-hebrew-bible/

More on the suggestion that Casimir Pulaski was a woman or intersex:

www.livescience.com/65183-general-pulaski-female-skeleton.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/04/07/science/casim...ulaski-intersex.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/was-re...-intersex-180971907/

... and some other examples:

theconversation.com/adventurous-identiti...-women-at-war-115126
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Munch:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/art-review-ed...ish-museum-8n8rvrgpf
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ap...ritish-museum-norway
www.telegraph.co.uk/art/reviews/edvard-m...eview-munchs-prints/
theartnewspaper.com/preview/there-is-mor...unch-than-the-scream
www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/edvard...museum-a4112751.html
londonist.com/london/art-and-photography...am-at-british-museum
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/ap...ritish-museum-review

Claudius:

www.wantedinrome.com/whatson/rome-celebr...with-exhibition.html

Snettisham Hoard:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/gold-torcs-at-lynn-museum-1-5983277

Gladiators:

www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/gladiator-m...ndar-house-1-4907141

Silk Road:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/11/c_137969424.htm

Women in Imperial China:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...ed7eb3957_story.html

On the cause of the Brazil Museum fire:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/faulty...seum-fire-180971903/

Feature on the Capitoline Museums:

www.wantedinrome.com/yellowpage/capitoli...s-oldest-museum.html
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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Egyptian items coming to Christie's at the end of the month:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/68072/Ancie...e%E2%80%99s-on-April
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/68118/Ancie...hristie%E2%80%99s-on

Christie's is also auctioning some Islamic items:

www.arabnews.com/node/1480691/rare-finds...ic-and-indian-worlds

Egypt is denying it sold items in US auctions:

www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190411-egypt...acts-in-us-auctions/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest 'facial' reconstruction is a neolithic dog (!) from Orkney:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/13/...ind-orkney-monuments

Just in time for Easter we hear of 3d imaging enhancement at the 'Cenacle'
in Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Last-Supper-si...rchaeologists-586537
af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFKCN1RN1JM

Feature on assorted use of tech in archaeology:

www.insidescience.org/news/tech-allows-a...-without-destruction

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Spinning the finds at Elusa with climate change:

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2019/0328/Out-...-in-ancient-collapse

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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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Ngarigo:

www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2019/...e-snow-a-photo-essay

Prince Albert:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/travel/prince...a-artist-colony.html

Camino de Santiago:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190411-the-ca...iagos-ancient-secret

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PERFORMANCES
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Socrates:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/theater/socra...-public-theater.html
www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/04/15/ti...ocrates-to-the-stage

Mary Magdalene:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/movies/mary-magdalene-review.html

Reconstruction:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/09/arts/televisi...onstruction-pbs.html

Norma Jeane Baker of Troy:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/10/theater/norma...-of-troy-review.html

King Lear:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/04/theater/king-...-glenda-jackson.html
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CRIME BEAT
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A Roman-era sculpture (maybe ... looks iffy to me) recovered by police in
Denizli:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-era-sculpture-seized-142489

A Nevada man sentenced for destroying sites:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2019/...al-sites/3012378002/

A strange turn in that Terracotta Warrior stolen thumb trial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-47896762

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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Germany has commenced the 'largest' return of Aboriginal remains to
Australia:

phys.org/news/2019-04-germany-largest-aborigine.html
www.dw.com/en/german-museum-returns-indi...australia/a-48260199

The US returned some items to Mexico:

yucatanexpatlife.com/u-s-returns-2-pre-h...artifacts-to-mexico/
www.archaeology.org/news/7583-190412-mex...rtifacts-repatriated

A library in Bonn has received some 600 volumes that had been missing since
WWII:

sothebys.gcs-web.com/static-files/422a89...0f-b325-b3acc93afeb4

More on Norway repatriating plenty of items to Easter Island:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/norway...er-island-180971846/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Tyrants of the Tiber exhibit looks interesting:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/30-million-ty...une-long-beach-expo/
www.coinnews.net/2019/04/08/30-million-t...une-long-beach-expo/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n14.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n15.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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Geoffrey Tassie:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/apr/10/...frey-tassie-obituary

Sydel Silverman:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/obituaries/sydel-silverman-dead.html

James Winn:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/12/obituaries/james-winn-dead.html

Ralph Solecki:

www.nytimes.com/2019/04/11/obituaries/ralph-solecki-dead.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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CONFERENCES
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European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Conference (August 2019):

www.eabs.net/EABS/Conferences/Warsaw_201...r_papers_Warsaw.aspx

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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, Adrienne Mayor, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, David Emery, Don Buck, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... lots of 'repeats' this week

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A site in Ethiopia suggests stone tool production is older than previously
thought:

news.psu.edu/story/576469/2019/06/03/res...tools-found-ethiopia
news.yale.edu/2019/06/03/discoveries-ind...invented-stone-tools
phys.org/news/2019-06-oldest-flaked-stone-tools.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/asu-ofs052919.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190603151658.htm
elpais.com/elpais/2019/06/03/ciencia/1559585748_126563.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/tools...ersity-a8942261.html
www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-genus-e...s-ethiopia-contested
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/for-those...ity-s-tool-kit-found
www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-genus-e...s-ethiopia-contested
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/humans...ion-years-180972346/
www.archaeology.org/news/7694-190603-ethiopia-stone-tools

Plans to excavate a cave in the UK which is associated with late Neanderthal activities:

www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/176...s-before-extinction/

More on Neanderthal fertility issues:

www.livescience.com/65594-neanderthal-fe...d-to-extinction.html

More on tiny flakes in Qesem Cave:

www.timesofisrael.com/prehistoric-startu...ls-400000-years-ago/
www.archaeology.org/news/7682-190529-israel-flint-tools

More on various routes through Asia for early homo sapiens:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-05/p-hsm052219.php

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AFRICA
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In case you missed the genetic study of east African herders:

www.zmescience.com/science/east-africa-f...ng-lactose-93512524/
www.sciencenews.org/article/africa-ancie...lism-mating-foragers
www.archaeology.org/news/7696-190604-east-africa-herding

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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[no news from Egypt?]

Not sure why that Plimpton 322 Babylonian 'trigonometry tablet' is back in the news:

neoskosmos.com/en/138437/new-research-in...y-before-the-greeks/

Possible oldest evidence of beer production (13 000 years bp) from a cave in Israel:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2019/06/...lcohol/#.XPztOdNKhhE

A Hasmonean-era coin find during a visit of Brazilian dignitaries:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ancient-coin-d...sit-to-Shiloh-591633

... and a fourth grader happened upon a 9th century gold coin:

www.timesofisrael.com/fourth-grader-unea...ing-educational-dig/

A few more details on that city gate from Zer/Geshur/Bethsaida:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archaeologists...of-King-David-591653
www.christianpost.com/news/archaeologica...igh-place-found.html

Also connected to the Kingdom of Geshur is a relief of a moon-god found in
Golan:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ancient-Geshur...ound-in-Golan-591473

The Temple Mount Sifting Project is resuming:

www.timesofisrael.com/temple-mount-sifti...dence-of-1st-temple/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Temple-Mount-S...Jerusalem-Day-591390
www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2019/june/te...s-from-time-of-david

Review of J. Magness, *Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth*:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Book-review-A-noble-death-591702

Chinese pottery at a medieval site in the UAE:

wam.ae/en/details/1395302766541
www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/chinese-...f-relations-1.870641

Jewellery and other items associated with an early Christian community in
Kuwait:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22136192/slovak-archa...unity-in-kuwait.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7700-190605-medieval-gemstone-workshop

Studying Moses outside the Bible:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/06/Moses-Yahwehs-Idol

More on the 'volcanic' footprints at Kula:

www.livescience.com/65609-ancient-volcano-rock-art.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rock-a...-eruption-180972337/
www.archaeology.org/news/7692-190603-turkey-kula-footprints

More on fecal parasites at Catal Huyuk:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/05/190531085417.htm
cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/ancient...r-parasite-infection

More on the visitors' centre at Caesarea:

www.clevelandjewishnews.com/jns/renewal-...b5-f37f1ed7750b.html

More on that submerged fortress at Dor:

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...ss-on-israels-coast/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A huge mosaic at Castilla-La Mancha will be open to the public:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/06/05/actualidad/1559733602_188909.html

A 3rd/4th century CE burial from downtown Sofia (not sure if we mentioned this one):

sofiaglobe.com/2019/05/26/archaeology-an...er-nevsky-cathedral/
www.archaeology.org/news/7695-190604-bulgaria-sofia-tomb

Searching for a 'lost' Greek temple in Iran:

ifpnews.com/exclusive/archaeologists-loo...e-in-irans-nahavand/

A project to preserve ancient Nicomedia:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/06/r...n-city-of-nicomedia/

Plans to search for the tomb of Trajan Decius:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/06/02/arc...r-bulgarias-razgrad/

Latest plans for the Herculaneum Papyri apparently (possibly paywalled):

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/08/herc...unwrapping-decipher/

On archaeological evidence of female authority in early Christianity:

www.ncronline.org/news/spirituality/scri...thority-early-church

On the ancient Greek invention of the yoyo (maybe?):

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/society/...vented-this-too.html

I think we've mentioned Gucci's funding of the Tarpeian Rock restoration
project:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...01-94e116518440.html
www.thelocal.it/20190607/gucci-to-restor...o-throw-traitors-off

Concerns for the mosaics at Xanthos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/xanthos-mosaics-unprotected-143986

Feature on garum production at Pompeii:

www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2...mpeii-was-destroyed/

Feature on the Warren Cup (possibly paywalled):

www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/scandalou...on-transform-symbol/

Pondering what happened to Helike:

phys.org/news/2019-06-helike.html

Someone doesn't like Pliny:

catholicherald.co.uk/magazine/pliny-a-se...eriously-good-press/

Feature on the Parmenides:

aeon.co/ideas/philosophy-should-care-abo...xcessive-and-unclean

What Neville Morley is up to:

neoskosmos.com/en/138232/professor-inspi...-and-responsibility/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/...fathom-politics.html

What Tom Martin is up to:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/06/0...nl_everything&wpmm=1
news.holycross.edu/blog/2019/06/05/an-ac...oss-professor-warns/

What Kathrine Bertram is up to:

www.ucalgary.ca/utoday/issue/2019-06-05/...-engineering-ancient

What Fulvio de Bonis is up to:

www.worth.com/the-roman-art-historian-wh...make-you-like-tours/

The Swedish ambassador is the latest to call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles:

neoskosmos.com/en/138376/swedish-ambassa...-of-moral-principle/

... and someone has written a song:

usa.greekreporter.com/2019/06/05/new-sin...les-to-greece-video/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...to-athens-video.html

The Vatican is launching a Latin language news broadcast:

www.todayonline.com/world/latin-lovers-t...anguage-ancient-rome
www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/her...-latin-38193757.html

Honouring Thucydides with a coin:

news.coinupdate.com/greece-new-silver-cr...istorian-thucydides/

On what we can learn from Greek tragedy:

warontherocks.com/2019/06/in-statecraft-...is-tragedy-good-for/

On Hadrian's Wall and Brexit:

www.smh.com.au/world/europe/barbarians-b...20190603-p51tv2.html

In case you're wondering about Classics and Ancient History at the university level:

www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jun/0...-and-ancient-history

Don't dress as a centurion when you're in Rome:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/07/ro...ts-uncouth-behaviour

More on that head of Dionysus found near the Colosseum:

www.thedailybeast.com/giant-head-found-i...al-murder-and-orgies

More on that Greek inscription found built into a school wall in Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/2-300-year-old...-schools-wall-143913

The 'rude' graffiti on Hadrian's wall is still getting coverage:

www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-...s-will-never-change/

... as is the Sphinx room in the Domus Aurea:

www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/2-000-old-secret-room-194742579.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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12 000 years bp petroglyphs of horses from France:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48539803
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-prehis...4zyj5upqi-story.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...eology-a8947466.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7702-190606-france-horse-engraving

An aceramic Neolithic site from Cyprus:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...tains-of-cyprus.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7706-190607-cyprus-neolithic-building

Evidence of a possible Neolithic settlement at a Carnoustie development
site:

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/angus...ets-of-ancient-past/

Pottery from a Neolithic site near Stonehaven (Scotland):

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberde...st-scottish-farming/
www.heraldscotland.com/news/17681695.abe...cotland-was-settled/
www.archaeology.org/news/7693-190603-scotland-neolithic-farmers

Interesting Bronze age cereal-based 'rings' from a site in Austria:

phys.org/news/2019-06-hoard-unusual-bron...ge-cereal-based.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/p-hot053019.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605142602.htm
www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/a...ereal-ring-02062019/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-cheerios-discov...known-ritual-1442282

An Iron Age (maybe) well with stairs from the Bennachie hills:

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberde...on-top-of-bennachie/
www.archaeology.org/news/7704-190607-scotland-granite-well

I think we mentioned this study of the peopling of the Canary Islands:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/05/31/actualidad/1559304132_653858.html

A possible Saxon village site in Teesdale:

www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/news/archaeolo...-found-saxon-village

A lost piece from the Lewis Chessmen has been found (and expected to get a good price at auction, of course):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48494885
www.livescience.com/65621-medieval-lewis...s-piece-auction.html
observer.com/2019/06/lewis-warder-chessm...on-sothebys-auction/
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jun/03/...d-sell-for-1m-pounds
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/long-lost-lew...d-fetch-1m-brsc6k0jr
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/medie...missing-200-16373578
www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/uk-world-n...missing-200-16373578
www.cnn.com/style/article/lost-lewis-che...scli-intl/index.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/chess-piece-missing...nd-sothebys-auction/
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-04/long-lost...nburgh-home/11175748
boingboing.net/2019/06/03/legendary-lost-medieval-ch.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/why-this...-million-at-auction/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mediev...2-million-180972352/

A 13th century 'wine jug' from High Hill:

www.independent.ie/regionals/newrossstan...al-dig-38178018.html

Interesting story behind a medieval brass found at a Norfolk church:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-48530068
www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/unknown-...-discovery-1-6096010

As might be expected, there was plenty of interest in the opening of a 1000 years bp bishop's (maybe) sarcophagus in Mainz:

www.dw.com/en/germany-1000-year-old-sarc...-in-mainz/a-49059143
www.cnn.com/travel/article/mainz-sarcoph...-scli-grm/index.html
www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2019/06/07/ger...urch-ge-lon-orig.cnn
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-08/sarcophag...edral-mainz/11193228
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/priceless-chr...man-church-nrvblq36l
www.archaeology.org/news/7699-190605-germany-mainz-sarcophagus

Cannonballs associated with Vlad the Impaler (maybe) from a site in
Bulgaria:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/05/30/cul...-bulgarias-svishtov/
nypost.com/2019/06/06/real-life-draculas...e-found-in-bulgaria/
gizmodo.com/cannonballs-likely-used-by-v...und-in-bu-1835324880
www.archaeology.org/news/7698-190605-bul...culverin-cannonballs

Fulham Palace has reopened after some restoration work:

www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/7-ju...fter-38m-restoration

An Ottoman-era gunpowder magazine near Vidin has been restored:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/05/25/ott...s-danube-city-vidin/

More on that 'oldest Pictish fort' reconstruction:

phys.org/news/2019-05-recreation-video-e...st-pictish-fort.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/pictish-fort-07254.html

More on the Tumulus des Sables:

www.livescience.com/65578-kindergartener...ch-burial-mound.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/burial...000-years-180972305/
www.archaeology.org/news/7683-190529-france-burial-mound

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Analysis of pottery from two Neolithic sites in China suggest they were using two different methods of brewing alcohol:

phys.org/news/2019-06-neolithic-pottery-...ds-china-reveal.html
www.newscientist.com/article/2205121-ear...two-ways-to-brew-it/
www.archaeology.org/news/7697-190604-china-neolithic-brewing

Latest archaeological explanation for the 'transformation'/decline of Angkor Wat:

phys.org/news/2019-06-angkor-wat-archaeo...cal-yield-clues.html
www.newsweek.com/ancient-mystery-angkor-...chaeologists-1441984
www.washingtonpost.com/science/archaeolo...5ae5db8fb_story.html

A site at Wari-Bateshwar has been dated to 300 BCE:

bdnews24.com/lifestyle/2019/06/08/wari-b...fter-recent-findings

More on that Siberian 'birdman' burial:

siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/feat...a-puzzle-scientists/
www.livescience.com/65623-siberia-birdman-shaman.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bronze...ks-skulls-180972354/
www.archaeology.org/news/7685-190529-siberia-bird-beaks

More on the jars from Laos:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/anu-mmj060619.php

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NORTH AMERICA
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Fingerprints on pottery from Chaco Canyon suggest both men and women made
it:

phys.org/news/2019-06-ancestral-puebloan...ing-wasnt-women.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...ncient-chaco-canyon/
www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-06-04/f...ent-pottery/11174308
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...co-canyon-180972350/

A possible 13th century canoe find in Maine:

www.seacoastonline.com/news/20190606/fas...ldest-found-in-maine
www.archaeology.org/news/7703-190607-maine-dugout-canoe

Digging at a Native American site on the Eno River near Hillsborough:

abc11.com/society/archaeological-excavat...llsborough/5328487/j

Finds from various periods from a UNF dig on Big Talbot Island:

news.wjct.org/post/big-talbot-island-dig...s-spanning-800-years

Plans to dig at a Potsdam Civil War training ground:

www.northcountrynow.com/news/suny-potsda...ining-ground-0259941

A site for a monument reveals artifacts which make the site of La Tour fort
(NB) larger than previously thought:

globalnews.ca/news/5366721/gunners-monument-moved/

Feature on Bertha Parker:

massivesci.com/articles/bertha-parker-pa...ican-abenaki-seneca/

The gardens at Fort Ticonderoga have been restored:

www.timesunion.com/upstate/article/Histo...nderoga-13879213.php

A memorial at the site of Burgoyne's surrender at Saratoga:

blog.timesunion.com/saratogaseen/memoria...urrender-site/34533/

I think we mentioned this treaty being returned to the Navajo:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/histor...ed-navajo-180972358/

More pondering of some Spanish coins found near Lake Powell:

www.azcentral.com/story/travel/arizona/r...-mystery/3771883002/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Studying some (possibly) 18th century Danish shipwrecks in the Caribbean
Sea:

www.maritimeherald.com/2019/limon-commun...r-the-caribbean-sea/

Another delegation to/from the British Museum seeking the return of Easter Island Moai:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jun/04/...-from-british-museum
www.9news.com.au/world/easter-island-wan...7b-b4c9-e4770d45107f
au.news.yahoo.com/british-visit-easter-i...-020910702--spt.html
boingboing.net/2019/06/04/easter-island-wants-the-statue.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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Feature on Erasmus Darwin's poetry:

aeon.co/ideas/how-erasmus-darwins-poetry...-evolutionary-theory

Interesting story of a previously-unknown portrait of Rodin:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/05/ro...staken-identity-case

Marking the Centennial of the confirmation of the theory of relativity:

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/28/science/solar...instein-physics.html

A song possibly written by Anne Boleyn:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/06/06/actualidad/1559845112_547146.html

Latest DaVinci suggestion is that he had ADHD:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-st...-had-adhd-180972359/

Feature on Letitia Landon:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/01/opinion/sunda...-letitia-landon.html

On European trade motives in Asia:

aeon.co/essays/europeans-came-to-asia-no...ors-but-as-customers

Historians v geneticists in Andalusia:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/06/08/ciencia/1559952581_889529.html
elpais.com/elpais/2019/06/04/ciencia/1559654994_049558.html

Studying the 'foreverability' of diamonds:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Are-diamonds-r...ty-says-maybe-591432

A Google Doodle for Elena Cornaro Piscopia:

m.jpost.com/International/Elena-Cornaro-...Google-Doodle-591626

Three features on Alexander von Humboldt:

www.dw.com/en/cultivating-a-prodigy-lear...-humboldt/a-46693495
www.dw.com/en/whats-a-humboldt-reflectio...an-genius/a-46693489
www.dw.com/en/whats-in-a-name-the-humboldt-edition/g-46694152

Pondering why women's suffrage in the US took so long:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/04/opinion/the-c...womens-suffrage.html

Feature on New Orleans' 'Our Lady of Prompt Succour':

www.cnn.com/2019/06/01/us/hurricane-seas...ccor-trnd/index.html

Feature on that Gentileschi portrait on tour in the UK:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/j...the-peoples-painting

Comparing Armenian and Basque languages:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190603-the-su...-the-basque-language

Feature on various epics/sagas:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/from-the-ody...und-the-great-myths/

Feature on the microscope:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48355591

A Richard II portrait is returning to Leicester:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-48510516

Assorted D-Day coverage:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48478849

Latest research into the Chaucer rape allegations:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/07/do...on-chaucer-rape-case

On the origins of the dollar symbol:

www.bbc.com/capital/story/20190528-the-c...origin-of-the-symbol

On who benefits from cultural heritage:

aeon.co/essays/why-cultural-heritage-ben...d-powerful-above-all

On the history of sea migration:

www.dw.com/en/humanitys-history-of-migra...lampedusa/a-49014189

Recreating Viking religion in Iceland:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190602-how-ic...-viking-age-religion

The ancient origins of the vacation:

www.wsj.com/articles/the-ancient-origins...vacation-11559832732

Review of R. Morrison, *The Regency Years*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/books/review/...n-regency-years.html

Review of S. Marcus, *The Drama of Celebrity*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/books/review/...y-sharon-marcus.html

Review of Edward Wilson-Lee, *Catalogue of Shipwrecked Books*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/books/review/...on-lee-columbus.html

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos/events/35821...ravels-to-korea.html
www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20190606000111
world.greekreporter.com/2019/06/06/agame...ibit-opens-in-seoul/

Idiot Strings (Native American Women Artists):

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/arts/design/n...rican-women-art.html

Pompeii: The Immortal City:

www.nbc12.com/2019/06/05/pompeii-immorta...nce-museum-virginia/
wtvr.com/2019/06/06/pompeii-the-immortal-city/
www.richmond.com/entertainment/museums/p...7e-9ba225c99b04.html

Russian DaVincis:

www.dw.com/en/the-russian-da-vincis-orig...mitations/a-49044649

How the Acropolis Museum is marking its tenth anniversary:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/08/ac...lives-ancient-greeks
www.thenationalherald.com/247936/acropol...-through-excavation/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...ough-excavation.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/06/06/anci...at-acropolis-museum/

A poster museum for New York City:

hyperallergic.com/502846/the-first-poste...rs-in-new-york-city/

Feature on the Iraq Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/09/world/middlee...-museum-baghdad.html

Feature on the Jacques Marchais Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2019/05/31/arts/design/j...marchais-museum.html

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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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Some coins of Macrinus fetched a high price:

www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/2019/...itary-victories.html

Big bucks for that Allectus coin that's been hyped these past weeks:

www.kentonline.co.uk/dover/news/killer-e...lf-a-million-206134/

Hyping the auction of a quartzite Tut statue:

www.barrons.com/articles/a-brown-quartzi...9586369?mod=hp_PENTA
egyptianstreets.com/2019/06/05/tutankham...ties-sparks-outrage/

... and Egypt isn't happy, of course:

www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-to-addres...of-tutankhamun-bust/

'Blood antiquities' from Yemen fetched quite a bit at auction:

www.livescience.com/65641-yemen-blood-an...s-investigation.html
news.yahoo.com/blood-antiquities-looted-war-torn-170000837.html

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction is a 7th century Gallo-Roman guy from
Switzerland:

www.swissinfo.ch/eng/grave-concern_facin...-roman-past/45005810

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Native peoples in North America are most closely related genetically to a group in Siberia:

phys.org/news/2019-06-ancient-dna-arctic...herer-migration.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/mpif-ads053119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605133522.htm
www.livescience.com/65649-paleo-american...s-survive-today.html
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/closest-...ricans-found-siberia
www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-reveals-...tage-first-americans
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/indigenous-americans-siberia/
www.the-scientist.com/news-opinion/ancie...americans-past-65976
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=35061
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-01374-5
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/an...h-america-180972356/
www.archaeology.org/news/7701-190606-paleo-arctic-genes

... in a related study, some milk teeth have led to the discovery of a 'new' group of ancient Siberians:

phys.org/news/2019-06-dna-year-old-teeth-discovery-group.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/sjcu-df3053119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605133524.htm
www.livescience.com/65654-dna-ice-age-teeth-siberia.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/science/nativ...enetics-siberia.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/05/...umans-say-scientists
www.archaeology.org/news/7705-190607-siberia-milk-teeth

Some genome details of the first historically-recorded pandemic:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/mpif-dof060519.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190605114620.htm

On the genetic origins of the people on Lakshadweep:

cosmosmagazine.com/biology/indian-island...wide-genetics-reveal

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Video game technology reveals how prehistoric types reacted to climate change, apparently:

phys.org/news/2019-06-prehistoric-people...-revealed-video.html

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Trier:

www.christianpost.com/news/48-hours-in-t...and-roman-ruins.html

Middle East wonders:

www.thetravel.com/ancient-wonders-experience-middle-east/

Secluded German villages:

www.thelocal.de/20190606/10-of-germanys-...-sightseeing-tourism

On the phenomenon of 'overtourism':

www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/0...destinations/590767/

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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on the women of Schumannfest:

www.dw.com/en/at-the-schumannfest-its-ab...-in-music/a-49011536
www.dw.com/en/focus-on-women-composers-s...fest-2019/g-49012071

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CRIME BEAT
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A Greek man (maybe two) was arrested for attempting to sell ancient coins
online:

www.ekathimerini.com/241362/article/ekat...-coins-and-artifacts
www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article231303308.html
www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...a6bbf1b9b_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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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on an exhibition of coins in Bhopal:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/...cleshow/69589302.cms

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n22.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n23.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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Andre Gerolymatos:

www.thenationalherald.com/247805/the-jus...f-andre-gerolymatos/

Patricia Battin:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/05/obituaries/patricia-battin-dead.html

Grace West:

hillsdalecollegian.com/2019/06/tremendou...rofessor-grace-west/

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...a-26-may-1-june-2019
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CONFERENCES
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European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Conference (August 2019):

www.eabs.net/EABS/Conferences/Warsaw_201...r_papers_Warsaw.aspx

CBA Wessex Annual Conference (November 2019):

www.cba-wessex.org.uk/product-category/conference/

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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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Earliest Australopithecus axial fossils from an Ethiopian site:

phys.org/news/2019-06-oldest-axial-fossi...ustralopithecus.html

Hoping to find Neanderthal remains in a UK cave dig:

www.denbighshirefreepress.co.uk/news/177...rthal-bones-in-cave/

More on early humans consuming starches:

www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/...ing-starch-02062019/

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AFRICA
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8000 years bp petroglyphs from a meteor crater in South Africa:

www.newsweek.com/ancient-carvings-biggest-impact-crater-1443822
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Two more Ramses II-era military buildings and 'residential' units found at
Beheira:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/71419/Remai...overed-in-Al-Beheira
www.egyptindependent.com/beheira-governo...eological-discovery/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-military-...ss-ramses-ii-1443758
www.ecns.cn/hd/2019-06-11/detail-ifziyumy2112861.shtml
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/10/c_138131505.htm

Controversy over conservation methods used (maybe) on a statue of Ramses II from Luxor:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/71582/Sonbo...nt-to-restore-Ramses
www.arabnews.com/node/1510511/middle-east

A quickie guide to the Egyptian gods:

interestingengineering.com/which-of-the-...e-the-most-important

Hype for a documentary on powerful Egyptian women, narrated by Bettany
Hughes:

www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/bettany-h...otype-busting-women/

A Czech team will be digging at Ugarit:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czechs...al-research-in-syria

Feature on Gobekli tepe:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gobeklitepe-th...tered-history-144041

A vast, underground 'city' dating back 5000 years in Cappadocia discovered after flooding issues:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/06/08/mys...n-turkeys-cappadocia
www.newsweek.com/ancient-underground-city-lost-turkey-1443789

New excavations at Tell Deir Alla are causing a rethink of the site's
purpose:

www.jordantimes.com/news/local/new-tell-...unknown-urbanisation

Feature on Jaffa (paywalled):

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/holylandings...brant-city-1.7309252

Studying shell middens on sites in the Frasan Islands:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/mpif-rsl061119.php
phys.org/news/2019-06-sea-evidence-shell...ens-prehistoric.html

This week, they were making bread from 5 000 years bp yeast (paywalled):

www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/.premiu...asted-like-1.7358501

The management of the Tel Shiloh site has a court ruling on the horizon:

m.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/High-C...ological-site-592103

More on that gate to the city of Zer found at the Bethsaida site (one of
them):

aleteia.org/2019/06/09/archaeologists-un...-time-of-king-david/

More on the resumption of the Temple Mount Sifting Project:

www.timesofisrael.com/temple-mount-sifti...dence-of-1st-temple/

I think we mentioned this 7th century Christian monastery site in the UAE opening to the public:

www.gulftoday.ae/culture/2019/06/13/7th-...ens-to-public-in-uae
www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/how-shei...-in-the-uae-1.874268
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/uae-open...-site-public-1291222

Review of J. Magness, *Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth*:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/is-one-of-hi...speeches-apocryphal/

Another article on the pending flooding of sites by the Ilisu Dam:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...ba-60d3fec758a5.html

Concerns for the site of Babylon:

www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/06/saving-ba...190609114147730.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Doric structure from Paestum:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...ad-1ce0e8a63f2a.html

Roman remains from the Meon Valley are raising some questions:

www.portsmouth.co.uk/retro/roman-discove...us-maximus-1-8957267

A possible Roman fort under Largs town centre (maybe):

www.largsandmillportnews.com/news/176807...-says-archaeologist/

A fragment of a second century CE Greek inscription from Plovdiv:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/06/11/archaeology-fr...n-bulgarias-plovdiv/

A Roman lead coffin burial from downtown Granada:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/06/13/actualidad/1560422633_880594.html

Interesting evidence for a change in diet over time at Portus:

phys.org/news/2019-06-diet-docks-dying-port-ancient.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoc-dat061119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612084359.htm
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...h-the-city-1.7362620

Nice feature (in English) on the mosaics at Villar de Domingo Garcia:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/06/10/inenglish/1560162629_375925.html

Feature on an Etruscan sarcophagus:

www.italymagazine.com/featured-story/ita...-sarcophagus-spouses

Funding for the sites of Daphne and Delos:

neoskosmos.com/en/138760/daphne-and-delo...restoration-funding/

Those shackled skeletons found at Faliron a while back are getting a
display:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/06/11/shac...underground-display/

Not sure there's anything new in this item on the dig at Tenea:

www.neweurope.eu/article/greek-archeolog...by-trojan-prisoners/

All sorts of things planned associated with the site of Aizanoi:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-traditio...-ancient-city-144160

Rome is putting together an 'archaeological Central Park':

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-plans-arc...al-central-park.html

The Getty's work at Herculaneum:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/an-international-co...-buried-by-vesuvius/

Evidence for the Roman roots of some modern wines (more on this in the DNA section; focus varies in the coverage):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190610111557.htm
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/in-vino-verit...r-red-wine-2z80x6hjv
www.upi.com/Science_News/2019/06/10/Anci...aking/4361560181496/
www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/06/10/...d-thats-not-so-great
www.sfchronicle.com/wine/article/Do-we-d...s-drank-13971697.php
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/41395/2...y-of-wine-making.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7707-190610-ancient-roman-grapes

This happens so often that I'm not sure we mentioned this incident of a student defacing the Colosseum:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/student-defaces-romes-colosseum.html

Apparently the British Museum pondered returning the Parthenon Marbles back in 1943 (!):

www.ekathimerini.com/241583/article/ekat...of-parthenon-marbles
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/06/14/1943...n-marbles-to-greece/

... and the tenth anniversary of the Acropolis Museum is an occasion to review efforts to get them returned:

neoskosmos.com/en/138818/acropolis-anniv...e-parthenon-marbles/

The Vatican has a Latin news broadcast:

learningenglish.voanews.com/a/vatican-br...n-latin/4956168.html

Interesting use of the Antigone in the classroom:

www.brown.edu/news/2019-06-06/antigones

Feature on Classics in Newfoundland:

destinationstjohns.com/event/classics-in...unexpected-presence/

Reception sort of piece on Hermes:

www.prospectmagazine.co.uk/life/do-herme...ks-to-the-underworld

What Mary Beard is up to:

www.lifesitenews.com/news/cambridge-clas...al-of-new-our-father

Review of Daisy Dunn, *In the Shadow of Vesuvius*:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/06/has-daisy-du...liny-to-write-about/

Review of Mary Norris, *Greek to Me*:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/14/gr...n-mary-norris-review
neoskosmos.com/en/138655/mary-norris-one...o-appreciate-nature/

Hype for De Santis and Rossi, *Crossing Experiences in Digital Epigraphy*:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/dg-cei061119.php

On 'posh politicians' use of Latin:

blog.oup.com/2019/06/why-posh-politicians-pretend-speak-latin/

Not sure whether we mentioned the controversy over the elevator at the Acropolis site:

www.ekathimerini.com/241431/article/ekat...-over-acropolis-lift

Comparing Kevin Durant and Achilles:

www.newyorker.com/sports/sporting-scene/...ad-decisions-to-make

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 12 000 years bp petroglyph of horses and other beasties from a site in
France:

www.livescience.com/65692-stone-age-horse-engravings.html

Scotland's crannogs are apparently older than Stonehenge and folks are still pondering their purpose:

phys.org/news/2019-06-evidence-scottish-...thousands-years.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48625734
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/cran...e-pyramids-vj7fgq297
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...d-humanmade-islands/
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...ge-crannog-scotland/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scotla...stone-age-180972420/
www.archaeology.org/news/7757-190613-sco...d-neolithic-crannogs

On evidence of gender inequality in Neolithic times:

phys.org/news/2019-06-neolithic-gender-inequality.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uos-tnp061019.php

I think we mentioned these possible Neolithic sites found beneath the North Sea off the UK:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-48594701
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...covery-a8952721.html
nypost.com/2019/06/12/archaeologists-fin...wallowed-by-the-sea/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/drowned-ancie...-years-ago-6g6n3n78l
www.rte.ie/news/uk/2019/0611/1054696-evi...lement-in-north-sea/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/evidence...ed-in-the-north-sea/
www.archaeology.org/news/7749-190611-north-sea-tools

A study of the 'timeframe' of the Bronze Age Must Farm's occupation and
destruction:

phys.org/news/2019-06-short-life-farm.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoc-tsl061019.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612082628.htm
gizmodo.com/a-catastrophic-fire-destroye...le-bronze-1835443900
www.newscientist.com/article/2206317-bro...r-after-being-built/
www.archaeology.org/news/7754-190612-england-must-farm

Recent finds from a dig at the Carrowmore megalithic complex in Sligo:

www.thejournal.ie/megalithic-monument-sligo-4682855-Jun2019/
www.leitrimobserver.ie/news/sligo/424116...xpected-results.html

A dig is underway at a possible 4500 years bp burial mound at Bryn Celli
Ddu:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48609543

Sort of a DNA story, but interesting research into a number of bones from various periods 'buried' in a lake in Finland:

phys.org/news/2019-06-breakthrough-disco...a-ancient-bones.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoh-bit061119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190611092432.htm

Decorated medieval leather from a site in York:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17698214.dragon-found-in-york-street/
www.archaeology.org/news/7753-190612-york-medieval-leather

Digging a medieval site in Chesterfield:

www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/people/ar...-the-video-1-9817181

A study of a skull from a 13th century crypt in a Rothwell church reveal its owner died from a blow to the head:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-48519799
www.archaeology.org/news/7751-190611-england-christian-crypt

Excavating the 300 years bp site of the Battle of Glenshiel:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-48574135
www.thenational.scot/news/17694570.jacob...ogists-300-years-on/
www.scotsman.com/heritage/artefacts-disc...ite-battle-1-4944142
www.archaeology.org/news/7708-190610-scotland-battle-glenshiel

A metal detectorist has found a ring purportedly worn by two of Henry VIII's wives:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7143613...nry-VIIIs-wives.html

Finds from various periods at the Scarborough Castle dig:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-48613721
www.yorkshirecoastradio.com/news/local-n...gh-castle-completed/

Concerns for cave sites in Bulgaria:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/06/13/pre...rs-treasure-hunters/

An Anglo Saxon pendant has been donated to the Maidstone Museum:

www.kentonline.co.uk/maidstone/news/firs...rare-pendant-206605/

Conservation of a pair of Paphos monuments:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/06/14/conservation-...wo-paphos-monuments/

In case you were thinking of puchasing a 'haunted' medieval prison for
witches:

www.livescience.com/65694-medieval-witch-prison-house.html

... meanwhile, a German cleric is working to exonerate 'innocent medieval
witches':

www.dw.com/en/germany-cleric-battles-to-...t-witches/a-49137841

Latest concerns about the Stonehenge tunnel proposal:

www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/17703691...laims-archaeologist/

Officials are investigating possible damage at a vitrified hill fort near
Cavan:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/irela...hillfort-929836.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inquiry-into-...c-hillfort-r3dfdjc7z

Feature on the kurent:

www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20190611-the-...-scaring-away-winter

Feature on the Sedlec Ossuary:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/sedlec-ossuary/index.html

A 136 years bp restored schooner sank after a collision near Hamburg:

www.dw.com/en/historic-sailboat-sinks-af...r-hamburg/a-49116722

The Sagrada Familia in Barcelona has finally been given a building permit:

www.dw.com/en/barcelonas-la-sagrada-fami...137-years/a-49115995
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-48571086

Bath Abbey's east wing has reopened after restoration:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/09/...er-floor-restoration

More on that well site at Bennachie:

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberde...achie-dig-this-week/

More on those 'cheerios'/tiny bagels from a Bronze Age site in Austria:

www.sciencealert.com/these-mysterious-an...cient-bits-of-cereal
www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/science/bronze-age-bread-bagel.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...ical-site-180972403/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Dominating the news coverage this week was a report of evidence of 2500 years bp used of cannabis from a site in China:

phys.org/news/2019-06-cannabis-marijuana-millennium-bc.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/aaft-apf061119.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/caos-too061219.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190612165603.htm
www.livescience.com/65701-ancient-mariju...igh-thc-content.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48624784
www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/health/cannab...-dead-marijuana.html
elpais.com/elpais/2019/06/12/ciencia/1560325693_718056.html
www.newsweek.com/earliest-evidence-canna...hinese-mountain-tomb
www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/06/1...use-years-ago-china/
www.france24.com/en/20190612-high-spirit...sed-c-asian-funerals
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/12/...g-unearthed-in-china
www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-pot-smoki...-story.html#nws=true
www.newscientist.com/article/2206431-tom...abis-2500-years-ago/
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/oldest-e...-peaks-western-china
www.sciencealert.com/ancient-pots-from-c...abis-2-500-years-ago
www.sciencenews.org/article/evidence-mar...ncient-western-china
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...cannabis-use/591538/
arstechnica.com/science/2019/06/oldest-e...nt-chinese-cemetery/
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...smoking-china-tombs/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/...hina-ritual-smoking/
www.scientificamerican.com/article/using...ates-back-millennia/
www.npr.org/2019/06/15/732084138/pass-th...on-chinese-artifacts
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2500-y...s-smoking-180972410/
www.archaeology.org/news/7755-190612-china-cannabis-brazier

A 3000 years bp site in Kazakhstan:

caspiannews.com/news-detail/archaeologis...khstan-2019-6-12-21/

Studying changes in nomadic diets over time:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/ku-dci061019.php
phys.org/news/2019-06-ancient-nomad-diet...cides-expansion.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/06/190610100650.htm

They're poking around Lake Mungo:

www.abc.net.au/news/2019-06-14/scientist...-lake-mungo/11206502

Digging has resumed at Keezhadi:

www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-a...ins-at-keezhadi.html

... but halted at Hyderabad's Golconda fort:

www.thenewsminute.com/article/digging-al...-intervention-103485

Calls for carbon dating of some rock paintings from Rajasthan Hadoti region:

www.hindustantimes.com/jaipur/experts-ba...AtI6YtO0362JtkJ.html

An image of 'a bearded man in foreign attire' seems to be causing problems at a 6th century temple dig in Bhopal:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/...cleshow/69778767.cms

An 'ancient' tower in Ghazni collapsed this week (various fingerpointing):

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-48629680
www.reuters.com/article/us-afghanistan-a...t-risk-idUSKCN1TG03Z
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/reuters/ancient-afg...tes-at-risk/45032906

This seems to be a general sort of hype piece on Chinese archaeology:

www.china.org.cn/arts/2019-06/11/content_74875016.htm

'Culturally significant' handprints from an Australian cave turn out to be
fake:

www.barossaherald.com.au/story/6214474/c...und-to-be-fake/?cs=7
www.sbs.com.au/news/blue-mountains-handprints-could-be-fake
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of a 700 years bp dugout canoe from Maine:

www.wmtw.com/article/700-year-old-canoe-...oise-harbor/28041391
wgme.com/news/local/700-year-old-canoe-f...ve-american-heritage
www.soundingsonline.com/news/main-dugout-canoe

17th century finds from a dig in Durham (NH):

www.unionleader.com/news/history/histori...e2-bbcd04206ee5.html

The ECU dig at Brunswick Town has uncovered a tavern:

www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/na...rticle230892034.html

Latest from the dig at Colonial Michilimackinac:

upnorthlive.com/news/local/signs-of-past...-week-of-2019-season
www.minews26.com/content/a-major-archaeo...ial-michilimackinac/

Human remains connected to the potato famine from a Canadian beach:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/06/1...ng-year-old-mystery/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bones-...to-famine-180972422/

Concerns for a First Nations site on Sumas mountain:

vancouversun.com/news/local-news/provinc...te-on-sumas-mountain

Somewhat vague hype for a potential roundabout site in Pennsylvania:

www.yourerie.com/news/local-news/penndot...ure-roundabout-site/

A metal detectorist in Sarasota has found a Spanish-American war medal:

www.fox13news.com/news/local-news/spanis...man-s-metal-detector

Feature on the peopling of the North American Arctic:

www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferraff/2019/0...arctic/#60c4913a550b

Potential controversy over an African-American burial ground in Queens:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/14/nyregion/afri...-queens-newtown.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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I think we mentioned these 'trophy skulls' from Belize:

phys.org/news/2019-06-trophies-human-skulls-hint-regional.html
www.livescience.com/65680-mayan-human-trophy-skull.html
www.newsweek.com/trophies-human-skulls-a...yan-collapse-1443166
www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/06/trophy-h...esome-war-practices/
www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Trophi...egional-13964771.php
theconversation.com/trophies-made-from-h...ious-collapse-115025
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/trophies...e-maya-civilization/

Feature on Inca khipus:

www.sciencenews.org/article/khipus-knotted-cords-incas-taxes
www.archaeology.org/news/7750-190611-inca-khipu-taxation

Protesting the Machu Picchu airport plans:

www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/06/11/archa...machu-picchu-airport
www.npr.org/2019/06/11/731798477/interna...rport-near-machu-pic
wamu.org/story/19/06/11/archaeologists-p...t-near-machu-picchu/
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 item on the East India Company:

aeon.co/essays/from-tea-to-opium-how-the...-their-mark-on-china

Hegel's view(s) on history:

aeon.co/essays/what-is-history-nobody-ga...er-answer-than-hegel

Feature on art forgery and how it's detected:

www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/art-o...f-detection/1608806/

Rethinking skeletal evidence of working dogs:

phys.org/news/2019-06-dogs-heavy-humans-previously-thought.html
www.folio.ca/working-dogs-may-have-done-...-previously-thought/

A lost poem by Siegfried Sassoon:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jun/09/st...ed-sassoon-love-poem

Some responses to that Shakespeare was a woman claim:

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archiv...an-responses/590851/

Some Bloomsday-related items:

middleton.wickedlocal.com/entertainmentl...yces-massive-ulysses

An 'explainer' on rock cairns:

www.livescience.com/65687-rock-cairns.html

On collecting medieval art:

www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/real-rari...-treasures-medieval/

Something about 'the musical brain' (and brain/language development):

www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2019/0...preciate-tchaikovsky

On the roots of digital currency:

phys.org/news/2019-06-team-ancient-digital-currency.html

On 'osteobiography':

www.bbc.com/future/story/20190610-how-mo...g-the-human-skeleton

On the history of almond consumption:

www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/06/13/...-deadly-to-delicious

I think we had this vengeful-gods-and-complex-societies thing a while ago:

www.zmescience.com/science/vengeful-gods...lex-societies-04323/

In case you need a drink, it's the centennial of the Negroni:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/12/opinion/negroni-2019.html

A preserved 40 000 years bp giant wolf's head from Siberia:

www.livescience.com/65677-severed-head-ancient-wolf-russia.html
phys.org/news/2019-06-perfectly-ice-age-wolf-siberia.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/perfec...d-siberia-180972418/

Mark Peterson on the way history should be told:

news.yale.edu/2019/06/03/following-golde...istory-moral-science

Still wondering where the Salvador Mundi has gone:

www.cnn.com/style/article/salvator-mundi...ereabouts/index.html
elpais.com/cultura/2019/06/11/actualidad/1560246980_079532.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompeii: The Immortal City:

www.washingtonpost.com/science/running-w...89bd36d4e_story.html

Renoir:

dailygazette.com/article/2019/06/16/at-t...us-on-the-human-form

Coverage of moving a sphinx at the UPenn Museum:

www.livescience.com/65702-giant-sphinx-move-penn-museum.html
www.phillyvoice.com/photos-moving-ancient-25000-lbs-sphinx/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/penn-m...ut-window-180972413/

Nice features on the Iraq Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/09/world/middlee...-museum-baghdad.html
www.aucklandmagazine.com/a-museum-strugg...h-5000-years-of-art/

Latest hype for the Grand Egyptian Museum:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/33...Egyptian-Museum.aspx

Feature on the Railroad Museum in Schoharie, NY:

blog.timesunion.com/rittner/all-aboard-r...s-a-bygone-era/6673/

More items on the 10th anniversary of the Acropolis Museum:

www.ekathimerini.com/241349/article/ekat...olis-museum-turns-10
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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Egypt is calling for Christie's not to auction that Tutankhamen statue:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/33...use-in-London-t.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/71473/Wazir...ack-Tutankhamen-bust
phys.org/news/2019-06-egypt-demands-christie-halt-auction.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jun/10/eg...khamun-statue-london
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/06/10/egyp...ftutankhamun-statue/
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...london-a8952576.html
abcnews.go.com/International/egypt-deman...es/story?id=63592464
english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-...hamun-sculpture.html
www.cnn.com/style/article/christies-tuta...scli-intl/index.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-06/14/c_138141092.htm

... and other items as well:

egyptindependent.com/egypts-antiquities-...s-on-london-auction/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/71581/Egypt...rtifacts-from-London
www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-urges-bri...2-ancient-artifacts/

Big bucks for a Babe Ruth jersey:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-48651231

... and a copy of 'The Origin of the Species':

www.dw.com/en/copy-of-charles-darwins-or...f-million/a-49223207

More on that Allectus coin found by a metal detectorist fetching a very high price:

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...n-sale-a8950816.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Facial reconstruction of a Roman-era Swiss resident:

www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/grave-conce...-roman-past/45005810

... and three martyrs:

www.romereports.com/en/2019/06/15/three-...-after-their-deaths/

Using LiDAR to map the ancient geomorphology of Cordoba:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoc-2ca061119.php
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...f-modernday-cordoba/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Another story dominating news coverage this week is a DNA study on some 900 years bp grape seeds from France (and elsewhere):

phys.org/news/2019-06-ancient-dna-roman-medieval-grape.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-06/uoy-adf060519.php
www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/science/wine-france-archaeology.html
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-48549430
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jun/10/...since-medieval-times
www.france24.com/en/20190610-grapevine-t...dest-grape-varieties
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...900-year-old/591181/
www.yahoo.com/news/grapevine-timeline-dn...eties-150026908.html
www.zmescience.com/science/agriculture-s...roman-wine-07062019/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3444
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/an...tory-wine-180972386/

More on genetic links between Native American and Siberian populations:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/06/closest-...ricans-found-siberia

More on Scandinavian DNA in 10 000 years bp 'chewing gum':

sciencenordic.com/scientists-have-found-...enes-prehistoric-gum
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Bruges:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/bruges-belgiu...trictions/index.html

Western Spain:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jun/12/r...region-roman-history
www.newsweek.com/insider-guide-andalusia-spain

Iceland sagas:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/jun/16/i...g-trail-camping-trip
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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on the 2019 Wiener Festwochen:

www.nytimes.com/2019/06/13/arts/wiener-f...restes-in-mosul.html

Coronation of Poppaea:

www.riverfronttimes.com/stlouis/otsls-th...Content?oid=31730806

The sequel to Gladiator is apparently happening:

www.express.co.uk/entertainment/films/11...-scott-russell-crowe

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CRIME BEAT
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Latest busts in Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2019/0...ts-from-turkey-syria

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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Feature on looted art items in the US:

www.laprogressive.com/looted-art-in-america/

Some Indian items from the US are expected to be returned:

indianexpress.com/article/india/indian-s...r-to-return-5776120/

More generally, the ASI is seeking a number of items from 'foreign shores':

www.newindianexpress.com/cities/delhi/20...-shores-1990055.html

Iraq is seeking some 15 000 items from the US:

www.iraqinews.com/features/iraqi-would-r...es-from-u-s-soon-pm/
www.aina.org/news/20190611171434.htm

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NUMISMATICA
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Ownership of Martin Armstrong's coins is coming to court, apparently:

finance.yahoo.com/news/cult-economist-ja...-rare-100007523.html

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n23.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n24.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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Kenneth Uprichard:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/obituari...uities-38200676.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...a-2-june-8-june-2019
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CONFERENCES
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European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Conference (August 2019):

www.eabs.net/EABS/Conferences/Warsaw_201...r_papers_Warsaw.aspx

CBA Wessex Annual Conference (November 2019):

www.cba-wessex.org.uk/product-category/conference/

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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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