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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Plenty of press coverage for the identification/find of a 210 000 years bp homo sapiens skullbone from Greece:

phys.org/news/2019-07-oldest-africa-reset-human-migration.html
www.livescience.com/65906-oldest-modern-...n-skull-eurasia.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/science/skull...n-europe-greece.html
www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/07/1...ed-europe-years-ago/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-48913307
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/jul/10/...ossil-outside-africa
www.ekathimerini.com/242445/article/ekat...pecies-out-of-africa
www.dw.com/en/oldest-human-remains-outsi...searchers/a-49543548
www.sciencenews.org/article/greek-skull-...piens-outside-africa
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...tside-africa/593563/
www.economist.com/science-and-technology...mo-sapiens-was-greek
gizmodo.com/ancient-skull-fragment-pushe...liest-hum-1836244660
elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/10/ciencia/1562769513_603529.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3569
www.archaeology.org/news/7819-1190711-greece-modern-human

... and a related oped:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/j...-but-not-the-present

This week it's a molar that is being touted as evidence for interbreeding of various hominids in Asia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/nyu-amp070819.php
phys.org/news/2019-07-ancient-molar-inte...-archaic-humans.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708154036.htm
cosmosmagazine.com/biology/a-rare-dental-trait-lives-on
www.archaeology.org/news/7815-190710-denisovan-three-roots

... and a feature on the various hominids that may have coexisted:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=12363

Remains of a 'Neanderthal-era' horse (possibly hunted) from Iran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/437843/Remains-...-horse-found-in-Iran
ifpnews.com/exclusive/remains-of-ancient...und-in-irans-qazvin/

Suggestion that human intelligence may have peaked, evolutionary-wise:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20190709-has-hu...ed-peak-intelligence
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AFRICA
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Feature on the excavations at Old Dongola (Sudan):

www.thefirstnews.com/article/archaeologi...-the-river-nile-6719

More on diving into Sudan's pyramids:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07g3cck/the-tomb...-a-pharaoh-s-secrets
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Middle Kingdom finds of various sorts near Amenemhat II's pyramid:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/72744/A-num...ffins-were-uncovered
menafn.com/1098755736/Egypt-Late-Dynasty...unearthed-in-Dahshur

The Bent pyramid has opened to visitors:

www.egyptindependent.com/egypts-ministry...-pyramid-of-senefru/
www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48976265
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/14/egyp...amid-opens-visitors/
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...haraoh-a9003906.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/14/be...t-oddity-for-tourism
www.dw.com/en/egypt-opens-bent-pyramid-t...l-finds/a-49582817-0
www.reuters.com/article/egypt-archaeolog...public-idUSL8N24E0CN
abcnews.go.com/International/time-month-...ic/story?id=64317683
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/14/c_138224391.htm

... some coverage also mentions the opening of the Alkaa pyramid to the
public:

egyptindependent.com/gizas-bent-pyramid-...rst-time-since-1965/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/72746/After...nefru-Alkaa-pyramids
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/33...adors-inaugurat.aspx
www.nbcwashington.com/news/national-inte...ramid-512681441.html
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/07/13/eg...lection-of-artifacts
www.yahoo.com/news/egypt-opens-two-ancie...finds-173237651.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/egypt-opens-2-of-it...st-time-since-1960s/
www.jordantimes.com/news/region/egypt-op...ds-unveils-new-finds

Feature on 'smellscapes' of ancient Egypt:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/07/Smellscapes-in-Ancient-Egypt

Hyping a new documentary on Egypt's underwater remains:

www.egyptindependent.com/british-documen...national-geographic/

The site of Khirbet a-Ra'i is being identified as the 'lost city' of Ziklag:

www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-say...ok-refuge-from-saul/
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...l-ziklag/2019/07/08/
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Biblical-city-...-refuge-found-594955
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...hers-claim-1.7455800
www.jns.org/archaeologists-announce-disc...ical-city-of-ziklag/
hamodia.com/2019/07/08/archeologists-say-discovered-ziklag/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/265654
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/08/c_138209509.htm
news.yahoo.com/biblical-city-where-king-...gists-190756767.html
www.theblaze.com/news/archaeologists-fin...t-backs-up-scripture
www.israelhayom.com/2019/07/08/archaeolo...ical-city-of-ziklag/
aleteia.org/2019/07/11/archaeologists-di...-before-he-was-king/
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...98-e19e6f72c5de.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/the-long...rchaeologists-claim/

... but not everyone is buying it:

www.timesofisrael.com/as-archaeologists-...uge-a-debate-begins/
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...aul-others-disagree/
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5546496,00.html

On archaeology and Palestinian homes in Israel:

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/archa...190708113859297.html

Smuggling concerns in Palestine:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/...iques-smuggling.html

Feature on damage to the Old City of Sanaa during the civil war:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/08/c_138207928.htm

Feature on the search for items looted from Iraq:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...ooting-a8996676.html

More on the purple dye factory from Tel Shikmona (possibly paywalled):

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...haeological-mystery/

More on the 'pilgrimage road' excavation:

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/israel-zionism/...-the-al-aqsa-mosque/
www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/the...t-silwan/2019/07/14/

More on heritage status for Babylon:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...age-sites-180972579/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Very interesting overview of the finds at Dhaskalio:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...-milos-a8997666.html
www.standard.co.uk/news/world/archaeolog...covery-a4186531.html

cf: www.arch.cam.ac.uk/research/projects/keros

Revelation that there are at least 10 unexploded WWII bombs in Pompeii:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/07/un...ied-bombs-at-pompeii
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/07/unex...neath-ruins-pompeii/
www.independent.ie/world-news/europe/pom...om-war-38291042.html
www.newsweek.com/pompeii-vesuvius-naples-ww2-1448012
arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/unexplod...e-buried-at-pompeii/
boingboing.net/2019/07/09/at-least-ten-unexploded-bombs.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pompei...-ii-bombs-180972626/

Plenty of interesting finds from the bathhouse dig at Silchester:

www.newburytoday.co.uk/news/home/27701/f...-silchester-dig.html

22 amphoras found off the coast of Albania:

phys.org/news/2019-07-ancient-amphoras-albanian-coast.html
apnews.com/21b38fb90f2e4cb4bec61a91b7488e30
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-22-mil...4pp3vixty-story.html
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/07/12/ar...as-off-albania-coast
www.dawn.com/news/1493792/22-ancient-amp...d-off-albanian-coast
www.archaeology.org/news/7822-190712-albania-ancient-amphoras

A 2nd-4th century CE Roman burial from Plovdiv:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/07/12/30-...jesus-christ-murals/

... I think this Roman dwelling find is from the same dig:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/07/11/archaeology-re...f-bulgarias-plovdiv/
www.novinite.com/articles/198487/Archaeo...xcavation+Activities

Also from Plovdiv comes a 3rd century CE inscription related to the cult of
Dionysus:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/07/12/archaeology-th...n-bulgarias-plovdiv/
www.archaeology.org/news/7821-190712-bul...dionysus-inscription

They're still digging/restoring at Amphipolis' Kasta Hill:

news.gtp.gr/2019/07/08/restoration-works...-kasta-hill-advance/

A late Roman 'terracotta tomb' from an olive grove in Bursa:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/07/12/un...ove-in-turkeys-bursa

A 'sacred road' connecting Stratonikeia and the Lagina Hecate sanctuary is being excavated:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-sacred-road-unearthed-144852
www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkey-ancient-...ad-unearthed/1527251
www.archaeology.org/news/7811-190709-turkey-sacred-road

Digging continues at Malta's Tas Silg site:

www.independent.com.mt/articles/2019-07-...scoveries-6736210781

On restoring the Roman road in Okehampton:

www.okehampton-today.co.uk/article.cfm?i...news&searchyear=2019

A letter from UBasel's papyrus collection is being touted as the 'oldest Christian autograph':

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/uob-two070919.php
phys.org/news/2019-07-world-oldest-autog...christian-basel.html
www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/cwn/2019/july/i-pra...christians-in-230-ad

The Peristera shipwreck will soon be open to underwater tourists:

neoskosmos.com/en/140833/the-ancient-pas...pen-for-exploration/

... as will a submerged silo in the Piraeus:

news.gtp.gr/2019/07/08/piraeus-silo-beco...-antiquities-museum/

Some guy in Turkey discovered he had been using a 1500 years bp Roman column as a coffee table:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/1-500-year-old...kahramanmaras-144794

Greece's new culture minister is already making plans:

www.ekathimerini.com/242395/article/ekat...vamp-of-athens-sites
www.thenationalherald.com/253303/greeces...gical-sites-updates/

Feature on the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190705-the-b...covered-in-the-ashes

Feature on some ancient Roman treatments for ED:

www.thedailybeast.com/impotency-how-the-...rce=articles&via=rss

... and one on why the Greeks weren't concerned about 'size':

www.irishtimes.com/culture/why-the-ancie...penis-size-1.3953929

Feature on the tunnels in the Baths of Caracalla (didn't work for me this a.m. though!):

news.yahoo.com/inside-tunnels-romes-anci...agant-124736218.html

Feature on the Essex Marbles (probably paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/piecing-toget...les-puzzle-z5dwk75c5

Pondering claims of 'drive throughs' in ancient Rome:

www.truthorfiction.com/were-there-drive-...ghs-in-ancient-rome/

Feature on women translators (probably paywalled):

plymouthdailynews.com/2019/07/13/women-g...to-be-ancient-greek/
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/the...79c2551bf_story.html

Feature on the Periplus:

scroll.in/article/929447/what-a-2000-yea...on-and-oceanic-trade

Feature on 'funny' ancient mosaics:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-mosaic...fun-of-events-144806

Feature on Greek music:

www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/anc...eece-music-1-6142656

An interview with Madeline Miller:

weekender.com.sg/w/events_entertainment/...ne-miller-interview/

What Dan Davis is up to:

www.news8000.com/news/luther-college-pro...r-mission/1094174963

Petros Themelis was talking about Messene:

neoskosmos.com/en/140869/a-window-into-a...-messene-and-beyond/

Peter Jones was pondering Pandora and politics:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/07/politics-pan...nder-leaves-of-hope/

On Brexit and Alcibiades:

neoskosmos.com/en/141092/brexit-and-alci...ery-and-a-fake-news/

Finding inspiration in Regulus:

catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/201...roic-self-sacrifice/

In case you missed the Dolce & Gabbana classical reception:

www.vogue.co.uk/shows/autumn-winter-2019...ce-gabbana-alta-moda
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/dolce-gabbana...of-a-price-92fn6s07d

... with a spinoff benefit that tourists can now go inside the Temple of
Concordia:

www.architecturaldigest.com/story/thanks...e-rest-of-the-summer

A man threatened to jump off the Colosseum:

www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/20...1b-87e21a4cf243.html
www.thelocal.it/20190709/man-climbs-rome...nd-threatens-to-jump

More on Makronissos being declared an archaeological site:

neoskosmos.com/en/140761/makronissos-for...archaeological-site/
www.thenationalherald.com/252891/former-...archaeological-site/

More on 'The Stones Speak' initiative in Athens:

neoskosmos.com/en/140974/the-stones-spea...k-cultural-heritage/
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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Searching for evidence/remains of Scotlands mesolithic hunter-gatherers"

www.scotsman.com/heritage/in-search-of-s...-years-ago-1-4963168

This seems to be a Bronze/Early Iron age hoard of some sort from Poland:

www.thefirstnews.com/article/rare-prehis...uried-in-forest-6735

6th century CE 'Germanic' burials from a site in Bohemia:

www.radio.cz/en/section/news/archaeologi...aves-in-east-bohemia

Anglo-Saxon malting sites/structures from Sedgeford:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/saxon-finds-at-sedgeford-dig-1-6158201

A pair of Viking boat burials from Uppsala:

www.livescience.com/65892-viking-burial-...scovered-sweden.html
www.livescience.com/65889-photos-viking-...-burials-sweden.html
www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/0...burial-boats-sweden/
www.sciencealert.com/a-man-a-horse-and-a...-unearthed-in-sweden
www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/world/europe/...g-burial-sweden.html

Remains of an 11th century church from Bulgaria's Misionis site:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/07/10/archaeology-an...arias-misionis-site/

Probable remains of a Napoleonic general (Charles Etienne Gudin!) beneath the foundations of a dance floor in Smolensk:

www.livescience.com/65920-napoleon-general-found-in-russia.html
montrealgazette.com/news/world/remains-o...99-b9d4-2dce55d81011
www.euronews.com/2019/07/10/remains-thou...udin-found-in-russia
www.reuters.com/article/us-russia-france...russia-idUSKCN1U420D
www.yahoo.com/news/rpt-remains-one-napol...-1812-065754768.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remain...sian-park-180972628/
www.archaeology.org/news/7814-190710-russia-french-general

Finds from various periods, including a possible medieval royal tomb, from a dig at Hungary's Cathedral of Pecs:

hungarytoday.hu/tomb-orseolo-hungarian-king-archaeologists/
www.ibtimes.sg/two-time-hungarian-kings-...archaeologists-31701
www.archaeology.org/news/7818-190711-peter-of-hungary

I think we mentioned this Ottoman-era looting tunnel beneath Bulgaria's largest Thracian mound:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/07/04/sea...racian-burial-mound/
www.archaeology.org/news/7812-190709-bulgaria-ottoman-tunnel

A major study of Malta's temple culture via assorted coring methods:

phys.org/news/2019-07-island-cores-unrav...steries-ancient.html

A 3000 years bp ring from Herefordshire has been declared treasure:

www.herefordtimes.com/news/17769338.cent...-qualifies-treasure/

Interesting item on industrial espionage in the 18th century:

www.bbc.com/news/business-48533696

Feature on 'recycling' of buildings and building material in Rome over the
centuries:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/where-have-anc...-buildings-gone.html

Feature on the beginnings of the publishing industry in 15th century Venice:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190708-the-ci...-publishing-industry

Funding to protect some carvings at Southwell Minster:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-48886166

The Nebra Sky Disk is going 'on tour':

www.thelocal.de/20190709/nebra-sky-disk-...reasure-goes-on-tour

The Battle of Bannockburn (and others) are apparently 'overrated':

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/ba...-among-most-18004690

Marking the 160th anniversary of Big Ben:

www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-48924345

More on that 33 000 years bp skull injury seen on a skull from a Romanian
cave:

www.livescience.com/65849-paleolithic-man-murdered.html
elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/06/ciencia/1562392549_770680.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7808-190708-upper-paleolithic-skull
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Possible 12 000 years bp evidence of cranial modification from remains found at Houtaomuga:

phys.org/news/2019-07-china-oldest-examp...al-modification.html
www.livescience.com/65901-china-oldest-skull-shaping.html

Kamakura-era (maybe) pieces of a portable shrine from Japan's Tenmangu
shrine:

www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201907080025.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7809-190708-japan-kitano-tenmangu

A possible pre-Angkor (?) temple find from Kratie (Cambodia):

www.phnompenhpost.com/national/archaeolo...ncient-temple-kratie

A piece of a torso of a sandstone statue from the Preah Ko temple:

www.khmertimeskh.com/50622469/ancient-st...-found-in-siem-reap/

Assorted Jain remains from Bharavathi:

www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnatak...i-taluk-2002725.html

More Latte-era structures found on that naval base dig on Guam:

www.guampdn.com/story/news/local/2019/07...avy-base/1690166001/

Some 'new' menhirs were identified along the Kerala/Tamil Nadu border:

www.thehindu.com/sci-tech/science/potham.../article28391940.ece

General security concerns from artifacts in various places in Pakistan:

www.dawn.com/news/1493648

Sarah Parcak will be turning her attention to India next:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...izen-archaeologists/

Feature on Muziris:

indianexpress.com/article/parenting/lear...indian-port-5825131/

Feature on the Tale of the Genji:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07gc85k/is-this-...orld-s-oldest-novel-

Feature on Australia's Moyjil site:

lens.monash.edu/@politics-society/2019/0...n-australian-history

More on jars in Laos (possibly some new info in this one):

phys.org/news/2019-07-secrets-jars-laos.html
pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/saving-t...-of-the-jars-of-laos

More on heritage status for the Liganzhu Archaeological site:

sg.news.yahoo.com/ancient-chinese-city-r...ecome-093026508.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/07/c_1210183903.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 6000 years bp Gowan culture point from the Wolf Willow site
(Saskatchewan):

thestarphoenix.com/news/local-news/usask...-wanuskewin-dig-site
www.archaeology.org/news/7823-190712-canada-gowen-point

Suggestion that Chaco Canyon might not have been able to produce enough food to sustain its population:

www.colorado.edu/today/2019/07/10/food-m...-scarce-chaco-canyon
phys.org/news/2019-07-food-scarce-chaco-canyon.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/uoca-fmh071019.php

Finds in the wake of demolition of an 'unsafe building' in downtown St
Augustine:

www.firstcoastnews.com/video/news/local/...c6-8c3a-db138a921a67

Interesting 'secret pebble' find from that Brunswick (NC) tavern dig:

www.charlotteobserver.com/news/local/article232283702.html
www.greensboro.com/news/state/pebble-fou...5a-f2ba0a986746.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-gl...colonists-180972585/
www.archaeology.org/news/7807-190708-glass-cuff-link

The dig in Boston's Chinatown has commenced:

phys.org/news/2019-07-archaeologists-1st...oston-chinatown.html
boston.cbslocal.com/2019/07/08/archaeolo...n-chinatown-pottery/
www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2019/07/12/arc...GwF6rvC4H/story.html
www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...b84aef3e9_story.html
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologis...oston-s-14079291.php
www.irishcentral.com/news/boston-chinatown-archaeological-dig
www.wbur.org/news/2019/07/08/chinatown-a...ration-joseph-bagley
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/arch...s-chinatown-64198958

Looking for Revolutionary War reamins on Long Island:

www.newsday.com/long-island/history/digg...ng-island-1.33387593

Reenacting the BAtle of Hubbardton:

www.vpr.org/post/hanging-out-camping-out...bbardton-battle-1777

Protecting the 'Ghost Fleet' of Mallows Bay:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-na...ost-fleet-180972619/
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and...nal-marine-sanctuary

Rising sea concerns for Colonial-era homes in Newport (RI):

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/science/histo...climate-newport.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of 6000 years bp use of indigo dye in Peru:

www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sc...0915-snap-story.html

Feature on the 'stone spheres of Costa Rica':

thecostaricanews.com/the-stone-spheres-of-dique/

Belize and Suriname are working together to protect Pre- and Post- Columbian sites:

www.breakingbelizenews.com/2019/07/10/be...uilt-heritage-sites/

More on airport-related Macchu Pichu concerns:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/12/opinion/machu-picchu-airport.html
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this study on 1500 years of industrial lead levels preserved in Arctic ice cores:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/dri-lpi070319.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190708154038.htm
cosmosmagazine.com/earth-sciences/arctic...ogress-and-pollution
www.newsweek.com/scientists-think-humans...-roman-times-1448016
www.abc.net.au/news/science/2019-07-09/a...istory-lead/11282674
elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/09/ciencia/1562649282_598363.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7820-190711-lead-ice-cores

... or this one on grazing animals driving the domestication of grain crops:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/mpif-gad070319.php

Why algorithms are called algorithms:

www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/why-algorithms-...-algorithms/p07gdlwf

Fears of a mammoth ivory 'gold rush' as things thaw in Siberia:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/14/pe...-gold-rush-in-russia

Pondering Kipling's 'If':

www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/07/03/triumph...rudyard-kiplings-if/

Apparently there are 50 000 works of art missing from French government
collections:

www.leparisien.fr/faits-divers/vol-d-oeu...-07-2019-8111262.php

A project to preserve Hemingway's estate in Havana:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/uota-upl070919.php

On the shortage of smiles in art history:

www.cnn.com/style/article/artsy-smiles-art-history/index.html

On the history of chocolate and vanilla:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/delicious...e-vanilla-180972551/

Feature on the power of assorted royal women:

aeon.co/ideas/what-big-history-says-abou...women-exercise-power

Frankincense is under pressure, apparently:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/05/science/frank...-trees-collapse.html

A Turner painting was 'saved for the nation':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-48923965

On DaVinci's (unfinished) St Jerome:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/arts/design/d...opolitan-museum.html
elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/09/actualidad/1562630418_318163.html

Feature on lunar calendars:

www.sciencenews.org/article/moon-time-ca...ar-ancient-human-art

Plenty of items related to the launch of Sarah Parcak's latest book (not really reviews; interviews and such):

www.uab.edu/news/people/item/10599-archa...unches-in-birmingham
www.livescience.com/65924-space-archaeology-highlights.html
bangordailynews.com/2019/07/08/news/bang...blast-into-the-past/
www.nytimes.com/2019/07/08/science/sarah...ace-archaeology.html
wbhm.org/feature/2019/story-behind-parcaks-archaeology-space/
www.themaineedge.com/news/cover-story/wh...with-dr-sarah-parcak
www.al.com/news/2019/07/uab-space-archae...akes-you-wonder.html

... an excerpt:

www.livescience.com/65868-archaeology-from-space-excerpt.html

In case you're wondering what they found (or not) in some vatican tombs that were opened this week:

www.thedailybeast.com/italian-missing-te...rce=articles&via=rss

Hype for Monica Smith's book on the history of urbanism:

newsroom.ucla.edu/stories/ucla-professor...ca-smith-cities-book
phys.org/news/2019-07-history-urbanism-archaeological-lens.html

An overview of new Unesco heritage sites:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-48894642

More on the restoration of Rembrandt's *Night Watch*:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48905867
elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/08/actualidad/1562582081_099295.html

More on the reuniting of the halves of that Torah scroll:

www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Historic-Torah-sc...ter-centuries-595029
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Michelangelo-A Different View:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-48924685

Sorolla:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/09/actualidad/1562681725_887321.html

Cycladic antiquities:

www.thenationalherald.com/252957/rare-an...ries-on-the-islands/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...n-greek-islands.html
www.argophilia.com/news/amazing-cycladic...-this-summer/223020/

Picasso and Antiquity:

tlmagazine.com/picasso-and-antiquity-line-and-clay/

Plans for a museum in Zerqa/Zarqa:

jordantimes.com/news/local/zarqa-get-its-first-museum
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/jordan-p...museum-zerqa-1296585

A couple of new museums in Egypt will be opening:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/3376...n-in-Sharm-ElSh.aspx

Update on Berlin's Museum Island renovations:

www.economist.com/prospero/2019/07/12/be...a-much-needed-revamp
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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So in case you missed it, Egypt wasn't too happy with Christie's sale of a bust of Tut:

gulfnews.com/world/mena/king-tut-sold-at...rage-1.1562651870641

... and asked the British government to intervene:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/33...ore-cooperation.aspx
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/09/c_138210023.htm

... and Egypt was planning to sue the auction house:

www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-48922555
gulfnews.com/world/mena/egypt-vows-legal...-tut-sale-1.65121551
www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-egypt...n-sculpture-king-tut
uk.news.yahoo.com/egypt-sues-christies-a...-king-170100775.html

We also read that Egypt is seeking Interpol's help in recovering that Tut statue that was auctioned off last week:

www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-asks-interpo...eve-king-tut-statue/
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/jul/09/eg...elic-auctioned-in-uk
www.dailysabah.com/life/2019/07/09/egypt...ld-in-london-auction
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/07/09/egyp...atue-sold-christies/
www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/egyp...tutankhamun-1.884383
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/egypt-ca...hamun-sale-g3dhnxzcz
www.rawstory.com/2019/07/stolen-from-kar...over-ownership-docs/

... a related oped:

www.thenational.ae/opinion/editorial/tut...colonialism-1.884824
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Haven't heard about the archaeological application of muon radiography for a while, but it seems to be behind the discovery of one of the oldest Christian churches in Derbent (Russia):

phys.org/news/2019-07-d-images-oldest-christian-church.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/nuos-npi071019.php
www.newsweek.com/nuclear-physics-reveal-...ldest-church-1448671

Testing acoustics of/at Stonehenge:

phys.org/news/2019-07-mini-model-stonehe...-voices-ancient.html
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/11/...stonehenge-acoustics

Feature on dendrochronology:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/archa...archaeological-site/

... and C14 dating:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/archa...on-dating-explained/

More on 3d printing the Lion of Mosul:
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3-d-pr...ew-london-180972577/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying the genomes associated with the Justinianic plague:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/07/m...ity-of-roman-plague/

A study of the 'turnover' of cattle in the Fertile Crescent is rather
interesting:

phys.org/news/2019-07-ancient-genomics-r...turnover-cattle.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190711141346.htm
gizmodo.com/ancient-dna-helps-trace-the-...ic-cattle-1836283020
www.archaeology.org/news/7817-190711-cattle-domestication-zebu

OpEd on 'politicizing' ancient DNA:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-anci...liticized-180972639/

More on Philistine DNA:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/07/190703150509.htm
www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/...enemies-of-jews.html

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Concerns that climate change in Greenland will affect Viking sites and DNA:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/vikin...g-away-in-greenland/
mashable.com/article/viking-greenland-remains-decay/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=36714
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Istanbul:

www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2017/01...whistoriesofistanbul

Baalbek:

www.middleeasteye.net/discover/baalbek-lebanon-ruins-tour

Ephesus:

www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4379209

Seven Hills of Rome:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...89972ad5a_story.html
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PERFORMANCES
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Odyssey:

www.southernminn.com/northfield_news/com...4e-11723ed68a28.html

Oedipus Rex:

www.ekathimerini.com/242479/article/ekat...idaurus--july-12--13

Bacchae:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/theater/the-b...eater-of-harlem.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Subhash Kapoor is apparently part of a major smuggling ring:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/10/arts/design/i...cient-artifacts.html
www.seattletimes.com/business/art-ring-c...lion-in-antiquities/
www.heraldnet.com/business/art-ring-char...lion-in-antiquities/
www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-art-d...llion-smuggling-ring

... and this item on missing Asian antiquities seems to be related to the
above:

www.theartnewspaper.com/gallery/whereabo...trying-to-track-down

Nine sculptures have been stolen in the past three years from ASI managed
facilities:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/nine-ston.../article28335843.ece

A bust in Denizli recovered a 3-headed Roman-era statue:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/07/08/po...e-in-turkeys-denizli

A bust in Kipoi (Turkey) netted hundreds of ancient Greek coins:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/07/09/turk...ancient-greek-coins/

Smugglers were caught in Iran:

ifpnews.com/exclusive/3000-year-old-anti...m-smugglers-in-iran/
www.ekathimerini.com/242391/article/ekat...n-at-border-crossing
ahvalnews.com/archaeology/greek-authorit...r-1000-ancient-coins

On smuggling and social media:

hyperallergic.com/508907/how-social-medi...quities-trafficking/

Azerbaijan is investigating the destruction of an historical monument:

en.trend.az/azerbaijan/society/3088106.html

conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The British Museum is returning some Buddhist heads looted during the war in Afghanistan:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/08/...facts-found-heathrow
www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/afghan...market-a4184611.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/british-...fghanistan-xdhnksp6l

... and items looted from Iraq:

news.artnet.com/art-world/british-museum...aq-artifacts-1595683

... some coverage is for both:

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...efacts-a8996191.html
www.peeblesshirenews.com/news/17755775.b...ed-iraq-afghanistan/
au.news.yahoo.com/british-museum-announc...-135826354--spt.html
www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Cultur...ooted-artifacts.ashx
www.businesstimes.com.sg/life-culture/br...and-afghan-artefacts
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hundre...patriated-180972584/

OpEddish on Ethiopian items in the British Museum:

www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...ed-treasures/593281/

A Kaiser's heir is trying to get some family items back:

www.dw.com/en/german-kaisers-heir-wants-...acts-back/a-49576011
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on coins of Nero:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ma-shops-anci...-roman-emperor-nero/

Feature on bees on ancient coins:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/bee-all-that-...es-on-ancient-coins/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n27.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n28.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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Colin Palmer:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/11/education/colin-palmer-dead.html

Brian Jones:

www.courant.com/community/glastonbury/hc...bukz4tdee-story.html

Judith McKenzie:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/judith-mckenzie-obituary-nhwn0nqm2

Robert F. Marx:

spacecoastdaily.com/2019/07/renowned-dee...2-on-fourth-of-july/

Vivian Perlis:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/09/arts/music/vivian-perlis-dead.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-30-june-6-july-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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More on that possible 'oldest artistic carving' found at the Linjing site:

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...-asia-maker-mystery/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The restoration of Tut's sarcophagus is under way:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...g-Tutankhamun-g.aspx
elpais.com/internacional/2019/07/18/mund...63472450_277028.html
www.egyptindependent.com/first-ever-rest...amuns-coffin-filmed/

... and it's going to take eight months:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73541/Zeida...-process-to-last-for

... and there are apparent concerns for the safety of his tomb in Luxor:

www.egyptindependent.com/king-tuts-tomb-...afe-in-luxor-source/

A project to see if an Egyptian reed boat could travel to the Black Sea:

phys.org/news/2019-07-ancient-egypt-to-b...ute-adventurers.html
au.news.yahoo.com/ancient-egypt-black-se...-024921720--spt.html

Feature on Shelby Justl's work with Egyptian gemstones:

penntoday.upenn.edu/news/through-gemston...gyptian-civilization

Feature on Neolithic Egypt:

phys.org/news/2019-08-mysterious-neolith...enabled-ancient.html
theconversation.com/who-were-the-mysteri...d-on-our-digs-121070

Feature on 'birth and rebirth' in ancient Egypt:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/08/Birth-and-...rth-in-Ancient-Egypt

Egypt plans to spend a lot on antiquities projects:

www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Egy...oject-SNG_150800797/

More on the finds from Heracleion/Thonis this year:

www.thedailybeast.com/heracleion-treasur...d-at-egypts-atlantis
www.livescience.com/66045-underwater-anc...ypt-city-temple.html
www.egyptindependent.com/heracleion-the-...r-the-mediterranean/
www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/divers-f...-heracleion-1.892938
www.sciencealert.com/diving-archaeologis...he-egyptian-atlantis
www.archaeology.org/news/7858-190729-egy...eracleion-excavation

More on that Greco-Roman 'senate building' from the site of Pelusium:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73401/Learn...-discovered-in-Sinai
www.egyptindependent.com/remains-of-grae...ered-in-north-sinai/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/31/c_138272868.htm

Excavations have commenced at the Bronze/Iron Age site of Sirkeli Hoyuk:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/02/si...dana-southern-turkey

I think we mentioned these 2800 years bp Uruartian burials from Cavustepe
Castle:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/07/29/bu...-eastern-turkeys-van
www.trtworld.com/turkey/turkey-discovers...-burial-ground-28621
www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/burial-site-of-...-in-e-turkey/1544256
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/archaeol...oyals-turkey-1300470
www.archaeology.org/news/7857-190729-turkey-uratian-necropolis

Finds from various periods (including Hittite) from the Inonu Cave site:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/black-sea-prov...old-artifacts-145471

Evidence of 2200 years bp trepanation from the site of Euromus (Turkey):

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/02/sk...ormed-2200-years-ago
eu.greekreporter.com/2019/08/04/skull-fo...rmed-2200-years-ago/

Possibly earliest form of writing found at a site in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...rcher-says-1.7619705

I think we mentioned this Canaanite staircase find from Hazor:

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...-in-northern-israel/

Latest on efforts to preserve the site of Tel Bet Shemesh:

www.shemesh.co.il/en/explore/highlights/...beit-shemesh/details

Nice feature on the students helping dig at the Tel es-Safi/Gath dig:

blogs.yu.edu/news/unearthing-goliaths-hometown/

... and one on some of the students digging at Huqoq:

chapelboro.com/news/unc/unc-journalism-s...turn-from-israel-dig

More on the find of the purported 'Church of the Apostles' at one of the sites identified as Bethsaida:

www.livescience.com/66074-church-of-apos...-sea-of-galilee.html
www.livescience.com/66073-photos-biblica...of-the-apostles.html
www.ibtimes.com/archaeologists-excited-a...-sea-galilee-2809867
www.cnn.com/travel/article/church-apostl...rael-trnd/index.html
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...stles-in-israel.html
world.greekreporter.com/2019/07/31/archa...rch-of-the-apostles/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/01/c_138273459.htm
www.thetablet.co.uk/news/11934/church-of...-say-archaeologists-

Feature/oped on evangelical college digs in Israel:

www.thenational.ae/world/mena/digging-in...nd-israel-s-1.892323

More on that 1200 years bp mosque find from Rahat:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/1200-year-old-...uthern-Israel-596063

Feature on the Al0ULa site:

www.arabnews.com/node/1532711/saudi-arabia

Feature on the historical evidence for Jesus:

www.livescience.com/3482-jesus-man.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Some major finds from the Neolithic site at Koutroulou Magoula:

www.greecehighdefinition.com/blog/2019/8...ithic-site-in-greece

Plenty of press attention for an inscribed (with a joke?) 70 CE stylus find (made a few years ago) from London:

www.livescience.com/66066-ancient-roman-...s-joke-souvenir.html
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/jul/27/...-site-city-of-london
www.cnn.com/2019/07/28/uk/roman-stylus-london-scli-gbr-intl/
uk.news.yahoo.com/stunning-london-archeo...l-dig-090000737.html
www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2019/...irs-are-nothing-new/
arstechnica.com/science/2019/07/a-2000-y...ancient-roman-humor/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/novelty-...oofy-sense-of-humor/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...orny-joke-180972792/
www.archaeology.org/news/7859-190729-roman-inscribed-stylus

Evidence of a Roman bath found during renovations to a 15th century building in Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17810192.rom...-s-store-colchester/
www.archaeology.org/news/7872-190802-eng...olchester-roman-bath

A 3rd/4th century CE bronze horse statuette from near Burgas:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/07/30/bro...nce-of-roman-shrine/

A 'forgotten' sculpture of Alexander was located in storage in a museum in
Veria:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/02/forg...eek-museums-storage/
www.archaeology.org/news/7874-190802-greece-alexander-sculpture

Hyping potential for Roman finds at an upcoming dig at York:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/17795564.romans...ging-rougier-street/

Latest claim of identifying Circe's cave:

www.ilmessaggero.it/viaggi/news/grotta_u...a_omero-4651669.html

In case you missed the major Roman finds from a site in Alexandria:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/33...-Romanera-finds.aspx

Feature on Aphrodisias:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/01/ci...-increasing-interest

... and Kyme:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/kyme-needs-to-be-rediscovered-145386

... and the ongoing dig at Assos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/assos-excavati...n-since-1800s-145438

Questions about that Roman-era sarcophagus from Karpos:

english.republika.mk/news/culture/the-ka...to-re-bury-the-site/

The suggestion that ancient Greeks were involved in the creation of China's terracotta army is making the rounds again:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/china...o-polo-a7357606.html
world.greekreporter.com/2019/07/30/ancie...rracotta-army-video/

Plans to restore some collapsed sections of Exeter's Roman wall:

www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/roman-...ollapsed-pub-3153059

Controversy over the site of Yeroskipou:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/07/31/mep-files-com...archaeological-site/

Plans for a McDonald's near the Baths of Caracalla were shut down:

www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/euro...409772785d0aa7e917a5
www.cnn.com/travel/article/mcdonalds-rom...scli-intl/index.html
www.thelocal.it/20190731/italy-rome-mcdo...-caracalla-cancelled
www.thedailybeast.com/italy-declares-war...rce=articles&via=rss

Not really 'classical' but it involves a mysterious ancient Greek (?) poem:

www.metro.news/riddle-of-greek-love-poem...idden-grave/1657770/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/can-you-solve...il-headlam-hhkkl278v

Feature on Thaumgadi:

www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-a...roman-outpost-ruins/

What pirates learned from Euclid:

aeon.co/essays/how-european-sailors-lear...celestial-navigation

Pondering whether the Odyssey was the first Greek Novel:

lithub.com/was-the-odyssey-the-first-greek-novel/

Nice feature on the obsession with Sparta among various political groups:

newrepublic.com/article/154563/sparta-my...ise-fascism-trumpism

Matthew Sears was writing about the 'creation' of the image of Crete:

www.theglobeandmail.com/opinion/article-...nd-beyond-is-forged/

An interview with Armand D'Angour about his Socrates book:

kpfa.org/episode/letters-and-politics-august-1-2019/

What Mark Miner is up to:

www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2019/jul/31/...tes-gender-fluidity/

Honours for Sheila Dickison:

classics.ufl.edu/2019/07/31/sheila-dicki...an-classical-league/

What Ian Worthington is up to:

neoskosmos.com/en/142413/free-lecture-ab...l-of-athens-to-rome/

Madeline Miller's Circe will be coming to HBO soon:

www.engadget.com/2019/07/30/hbo-max-orde...hology-series-circe/
www.theverge.com/2019/7/31/20748573/warn...greenlight-retelling

What Jennifer Wallace is up to:

www.ekathimerini.com/243137/article/ekat...-classical-education

Some NJCL coverage:

www.inforum.com/community/events/4046495...al-League-Convention

Feature on Claudius:

www.courthousenews.com/a-hero-for-our-times/

They were commemorating Thermopylae in Brooklyn:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos/events/36376...-brooklyn-video.html

Some woman was splashing about in the baths at Bath:

www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/uk-world-new...ree-hour-dip-3152145
www.somersetlive.co.uk/in-your-area/woma...-baths-video-3146306
www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/...t-three-hour-3147020

... and why it probably isn't a good idea:

www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-new...ths-bath-bad-3147163

Not sure if folks are interested in Kevin Spacey's 'classical' attempt at getting positive attention:

abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/k...rome-museum-64751409

On Greek origins of cheesecake:

southfloridareporter.com/cheesecakes-wer...to-give-them-energy/

More on the 'clash' between volcanologists and archaeologists at Pompeii:

www.wbaa.org/post/volcano-experts-and-ar...access-study-pompeii
www.wuwm.com/post/volcano-experts-and-ar...access-study-pompeii

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 half dozen aligned 'standing stones' from Neolithic site in Switzerland:

www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/neolithic-f...gical-site-/45123782
www.archaeology.org/news/7862-190731-swi...land-standing-stones

Bronze Age burials from Porkil (Scotland):

thelochsidepress.com/2019/08/01/bronze-a...red-near-kilcreggan/
www.archaeology.org/news/7873-190802-sco...-bronze-age-cemetery

I think we mentioned this earliest evidence of an Iberian structure (Bronze
Age) from Spain (of course):

elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/31/inenglish/1564581392_334041.html
www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/08/02/archae...ever-found-in-spain/
www.archaeology.org/news/7869-190801-iberian-building

A very interesting tree-trunk coffin Iron Age burial of a woman from Zurich:

www.livescience.com/66056-iron-age-celtic-woman-burial.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/iron-age-lady...ing-around-9ctc8tfjt
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/2200-yea...ttle-physical-labor/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/iron-a...ree-trunk-180972773/
www.archaeology.org/news/7860-190730-zurich-tree-trunk

Roman and Anglo-Saxon finds from a pub site in Faversham:

www.kentonline.co.uk/faversham/news/dig-...-saxon-finds-209809/

86 stone lined burials (4th-8th century CE or so) from Wales:

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-new...a-skeletons-16674912
www.archaeology.org/news/7865-190731-wales-cist-graves

French medieval (Cistercian) finds in Ireland (Co Meath):

www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/hugel...rare-french-18807968
www.archaeology.org/news/7867-190801-ire...cistercian-farmstead

Medieval Venetian coins from the Rusocastro Fortress (Bulgaria):

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/08/01/sil...-southeast-bulgaria/

... and 359 Ottoman cannonballs were fished out of the Danube at Ruse:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/08/02/359...t-in-bulgarias-ruse/

They've figured out where St Aethelthryth's 'lost' 7th century monastery probably is (paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/st-thelthryth...-cathedral-jwlmh6g96

Street repairs reveal a late Ottoman wall in Sofia:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/07/31/archaeology-st...s-late-ottoman-wall/

A 300 years bp 'guide stoop' from Derbyshire:

www.derbyshiretimes.co.uk/news/people/an...or-decades-1-9904640

Latest from the Shrewsbury Castle dig:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/s...t-shrewsbury-castle/
www.archaeology.org/news/7856-190729-shrewsbury-castle-road

An 18th century (maybe) pub site from Achtriochtan/Glencoe:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/pub-remains-fo...-unearthed-1-4973774
stv.tv/news/highlands-islands/1439674-ar...ub-in-lost-township/
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/scotland/lost...in-glencoe-0wj0fb0kz

Assorted 19th century finds (mostly) from Draper's Hall:

coventryobserver.co.uk/news/excavations-...al-hidden-treasures/
www.archaeology.org/news/7871-190802-eng...oventry-drapers-hall

Assorted coverage marking the 80th anniversary of the finds at Sutton Hoo:

www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/british-museum-ho...-treasures-1-6188068
www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/how-anglo-saxon-t...in-suffolk-1-6187032
www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/basil-brown-was-s...gy-experts-1-6188174
www.eadt.co.uk/ea-life/sutton-hoo-improv...ugust-2019-1-6188306

... and remembering some other significant finds in the UK:

www.thetfordandbrandontimes.co.uk/news/a...nd-suffolk-1-6187237

Feature on the Spanish Inquisition:

m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Spanish-Inquisition...ssible-choice-597298

Feature on the 'lost' city of Eblana:

www.irishcatholic.com/the-lost-city-of-eblana/

Feature on Victoria Cave:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/victori...ed-history-1-9912883

More on that female Viking warrior's origins:

www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2019/08/...ior-in-viking-grave/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A very interesting 4000 years bp 'facing couple burial' from Kazakhstan:

www.livescience.com/66077-ancient-couple-burial-kazakhstan.html
www.livescience.com/66076-photos-kazakhstan-couple-burial.html
www.ntd.com/young-couple-buried-face-to-...zakhstan_365277.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7870-190801-kaz...an-bronze-age-couple

A site being excavated in the Odisha delta has been dated to 3600 years bp:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-sta.../article28809302.ece

Remains of a 2nd century BCE ring well from Keeladi:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai...cleshow/70461639.cms
www.archaeology.org/news/7864-190731-india-ring-well

Hype for a Turkey/Russia dig of some sort in Siberia:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-russia-...n-pre-history-145307

China is touristifying the Forbidden City:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/03/world/asia/be...ioncollection%2Farts

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NORTH AMERICA
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A team from Aberdeen is digging a 400 years bp site in Alaska:

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberde...haeology-expedition/

They've 'shut down' the Boston Chinatown dig already because of water levels :

phys.org/news/2019-07-80s-tape-toy-dino-chinatown.html
www.nbcboston.com/news/local/City-of-Bos...n-Dig-513400401.html
www.wcvb.com/article/chinatown-dig-ends-...water-table/28554023
www.wral.com/80s-tape-toy-dino-chinatown...-cut-short/18540626/
www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/07/30/...own-shuts-down-early

On the people 'shoved aside' by Jamestown's settlers:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/08/0...m_term=.cf2c336fed30

Latest find from the Colonial Michilimackinac dig:

upnorthlive.com/news/local/archaeologist...nial-michilimackinac
www.mlive.com/life/2019/07/1770s-serpent...kinaw-city-fort.html
www.cheboygannews.com/news/20190801/hist...nial-michilimackinac

Feature on archaeology in the Agassiz-Harrison Valley (BC):

www.agassizharrisonobserver.com/opinion/...sizs-buried-secrets/

Plans for/latest about the Clotilda:

www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Alaba...ion-for-14202200.php
www.startribune.com/last-slave-ship-alab...ownership/513365532/
arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/the-futu...cas-last-slave-ship/

On the slave-owning activities of the Georgetown Visitation sisters:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issu...24209545d_story.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/opinion/sunday/nuns-slavery.html

An 18th century burial site at Lake George:

poststar.com/blogs/gwendolyn_craig/blog-...50-412d12893164.html

An update on the Fort Saint Joseph dig:

www.wmuk.org/post/wsw-fort-saint-joseph-revealed

Feature on a dig associated with an unknown Native American group in Will
County:

www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-sou...foy2kcndm-story.html

They've identified at 200 years bp Connecticut 'vampire burial':

www.livescience.com/66087-vampire-connecticut-dna.html

A fisherman pulled a 200 years bp flintlock rifle out of Lake Winnebago:

www.wideopenspaces.com/fisherman-pulls-2...ut+of+Lake+Winnebago

Feature on students doing underwater archaeology off Alpena, Michigan:

www.wbkb11.com/indiana-university-studen...shipwrecks-with-noaa

Feature on Nelly Bly:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/2...-is-getting-her-due/

Feature on the Hunley:

www.abc.net.au/radio/sydney/programs/nig...e-hl-hunley/11376874

Interesting feature on Sing Peak in Yosemite:

america.cgtn.com/2019/07/29/new-chinese-...scovered-in-yosemite

Still waiting to hear about a possible Native American burial site in Flint:

www.mlive.com/news/flint/2019/07/state-w...can-burial-area.html

Putting Confederate monuments in Atlanta in context:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ma...s-context-180972767/

More on that 'face sculpture' found by a farmer in North Carolina:

www.newsobserver.com/news/state/north-ca...rticle233079322.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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9300-12000 years bp tools from a pair of rock shelters in Belize:

www.breakingbelizenews.com/2019/07/29/an...-archaeologists-say/

Remains of Maya fortifications in northern Guatemala:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/08/lasers-reveal-maya-war-ruins/

A really chatty piece on the find of a Moche/Lambayeque figurine from San Jose de Moro:

phys.org/news/2019-07-archaeology-student-unusual-peruvian.html

Similar sort of account of UVU involvement in a Maya dig in Belize:

www.heraldextra.com/news/community/highe...7b-2524c6a5702d.html

Geologists working in Freeport came across some middens (date?):

www.guardian.co.tt/news/amerindian-midde....2.900546.1e2a866ef2

I think we've mentioned this Mesoamerican fascination with magnetism before:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/07/h...ut-earths-magnetism/
phys.org/news/2019-07-mesoamerican-magnetism.html

Feature on Maya sacrifice participants:

www.economist.com/science-and-technology...d-the-maya-sacrifice

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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Nice feature on UMichigan's papyrus collection:

btn.com/2019/08/01/a-peek-inside-michiga...n-livebig-book-club/

Interesting feature on human overeating:

aeon.co/essays/are-we-eating-ourselves-a...planet-to-extinction

Feature on Cesare Beccaria's brand of socialism:

aeon.co/essays/cesare-beccarias-radical-...crime-and-punishment

I think we mentioned this newly-identified fragment of 'The Rose Thorn':

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mediev...tes-1300s-180972775/

Tracking down a statue that disappeared from Zamora in the 19th century:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/30/actualidad/1564499131_485095.html

Feature on underwater archaeology:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/archa...erwater-archaeology/

On the history of the semicolon:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/books/review-...-cecelia-watson.html

Trying to revive some 5000 years bp Egyptian yeast (paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scientist-dis...o-pharaohs-5nwpgsr9t

Features (different focuses) on P.T. Barnum:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/05/wh...rstood-about-america
www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/201...obert-wilson/592780/

Plans to burn a Mayflower replica:

www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-devon-491...-in-great-torrington

The Mona Lisa is on the move:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-49004223

Studying the domination of male academics in archaeological publishing:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/wsu-wdt072919.php
phys.org/news/2019-07-dominates-discourse.html

Feature on the archaeology of the '99%':

www.knowablemagazine.org/article/society...everyday-people-life

Interview with Sarah Parcak about her various archaeological activities:

wamu.org/story/19/07/29/looking-back-at-...spects-were-51-good/
www.npr.org/2019/07/29/746288727/looking...spects-we-re-51-good

On the death of Antoine de Saint-Exupery:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-48513729

Pondering how the US is marking the 400th anniversary of slavery:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-49181264

Marking Herman Melville's 200th birthday:

www.dw.com/en/how-herman-melvilles-moby-...t-writing/a-49787307
www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/books/review-...ir-charles-king.html

On history's 'most popular tune':

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190726-could...s-most-enduring-tune

On the invention of money:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/05/the-invention-of-money

On mosquitoes and human history:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/08/05/ho...s-changed-everything
www.cbsnews.com/news/mosquitoes-deaths-n...-man-and-mosquitoes/

On the history of the socks and sandals look:

www.dw.com/en/germans-socks-and-sandals-...ich%C3%A9/a-49689654

Some negative hype about the search for Amelia Earhart:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explor...l-find-it-180972762/

They've suspended the restoration of Notre Dame while they figure out how to deal with lead levels:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/26/actualidad/1564137851_448640.html

... and a feature on the guy behind the restoration efforts:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/24/actualidad/1563983712_313498.html

Some relics of St Peter were given to 'Constantinople':

www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/2019/08/03/s...away-constantinople/

On the impact of Islamic philosophy on 'western' philosophy in the Middle
Ages:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/438901/Islamic-...rn-philosophy-during

On the far right's use of the Middle Ages:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/19/ideas/1563535022_261422.html

On the history of wine:

m.jpost.com/Israel-News/Once-upon-a-time-597264

Feature/reviewish on Joris Hoefnagel's insect drawings:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery...-century-in-pictures

Review of Charles King, *Gods of the Upper Air*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/30/books/review-...ir-charles-king.html

Reviewish of James Turner, *Eros Visible*:

aeon.co/ideas/italys-erotic-revolution-i...-lusty-to-the-divine

Hype for Robert Spendler, *Fruit from the Sands*:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/mpif-ff073019.php
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Last Supper in Pompeii:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/jul/24/...acies-come-to-oxford
theartnewspaper.com/preview/ashmolean-mu...omepii-s-last-supper
www.ft.com/content/da37a79a-b1f5-11e9-b2c2-1e116952691a

Picasso:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/28/world/asia/ch...ing-picasso-art.html

Manet:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/arts/design/m...-review-chicago.html

Inspired by the East:

www.arabnews.com/node/1533046/lifestyle

Roman Mosaics:

www.panorama.am/en/news/2019/08/01/Natio...oman-mosaics/2147836

Monasterevin Discs:

www.leinsterleader.ie/news/home/434469/s...iscs-on-display.html

Petroglyphs:

www.nytimes.com/2019/07/26/arts/design/p...pompidou-center.html

Freud (I think this is an exhibition?):

elpais.com/elpais/2019/07/19/icon_design/1563538806_369521.html

Feature on the Kallinikio Museum's Athienou excavation artifacts:

www.themayor.eu/en/discover-the-rich-his...kio-municipal-museum

The Chelmsford Museum has reopened after a major refurbishment:

www.essexlive.news/whats-on/whats-on-new...seum-reopens-3147922

Feature on Leiden's Rikjksmuseum's Egyptian collection:

egyptianstreets.com/2019/08/02/a-dutch-d...eidens-risjksmuseum/

A British Museum feature on 'collecting histories':

blog.britishmuseum.org/collecting-histories/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using isotope analysis on the Blick Mead dog's tooth:

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X18301871

Feature on Lidar:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/archa...olution-archaeology/

Interesting use of 'non contact' photogrammetry in Ignatievka Cave:

phys.org/news/2019-07-non-contact-photog...e-digital-image.html

On AI and reconstruction of ancient texts (possibly paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/computer-reve...-gilgamesh-zztx0cr03

Sara Parcak on tech in archaeology:

onezero.medium.com/the-high-tech-future-...aeology-391bf290efde
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying the genetic diversity of Amazonia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/mpif-hgd080119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190801104106.htm

... not sure if this study of the populations of Patagonia is related to the above:

www.elmostrador.cl/destacado/2019/07/24/...nto-de-la-patagonia/

The RNA of the 'Turmat puppy' is being isolated and studied:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-07/p-gtf072219.php

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Kedah:

www2.nst.com.my/lifestyle/jom/2019/08/50...ters-and-archaeology

Bagan:

www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/07/bagan-myanmar-photos/594985/

Gragnano:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190728-italys...revolutionised-pasta
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PERFORMANCES
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Clouds:

www.ekathimerini.com/243170/article/ekat...pidaurus--august-2-3
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CRIME BEAT
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Assorted antiquities seized in a bust in southern Iran:

ifpnews.com/exclusive/ancient-coins-anti...ed-in-southern-iran/
www.tehrantimes.com/news/438760/Antiquit...gers-in-western-Iran

A major bust in Romania:

balkaninsight.com/2019/07/29/romania-sei...eek-roman-treasures/

General feature on antiquities theft:

www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2019/...ge-around-the-world/

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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Iraq was displaying some items recently returned from the UK and Sweden:

phys.org/news/2019-07-iraq-stolen-artifacts-recovered-uk.html
www.apnews.com/6ef1e70f321846f3956b8c40ca9838be
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-07/30/c_138267965.htm
www.aina.org/news/20190730175600.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7861-190730-ira...tifacts-repatriation

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n30.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n31.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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Fergus Millar:

www.thearticle.com/sir-fergus-millar-1935-2019-a-tribute#
www.theguardian.com/education/2019/jul/3...rgus-millar-obituary

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...21-july-27-july-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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Evidence of the earliest human occupation of North Africa:

phys.org/news/2019-08-documents-human-oc...on-north-africa.html

350 000 years bp axe from Antalya's Karain Cave:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/07/wo...d-in-turkeys-antalya
www.yenisafak.com/en/news/ancient-axe-fo...a-excavation-3497612

Feature on homo naledi:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=12610

Feature on Kenya's 'fossil treasury':

phys.org/news/2019-08-hidden-mysteries-k...fossil-treasury.html

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AFRICA
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A study suggests humans were living at high altitudes in Ethiopia some 45
000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2019-08-humans-africa-fled-mountains-ice.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/mh-nsi073019.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/aaft-ers080519.php
www.livescience.com/earliest-evidence-human-mountaineers.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/science/human...titude-ethiopia.html
www.swissinfo.ch/eng/high-altitudes-_-ea...n-ethiopia-/45148620
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/09/c_138297080.htm
gizmodo.com/this-rock-shelter-in-ethiopi...est-evide-1837104167
arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/ethiopia...-living-at-altitude/
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/living-th...ife-in-the-stone-age
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/...tains-high-altitude/
www.newsweek.com/oldest-human-settlement-high-altitude-1453268
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/found-...me-humans-180972878/

On music making in South Africa in the 'Stone Age' (broadly defined):

theconversation.com/how-our-african-ance...the-stone-age-121142
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Restoration of Tut's golden sarcophagus has commenced:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...g-Tutankhamun-g.aspx
www.egyptindependent.com/first-ever-rest...amuns-coffin-filmed/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73541/Zeida...-process-to-last-for
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...88-b227c158e416.html
www.dw.com/en/egypt-puts-restoration-of-...n-display/a-49889779
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/05/c_138283438.htm
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/04/eg...hamuns-golden-coffin
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/handle-with-c...n-the-move-6827tc7k6
www.theartnewspaper.com/news/king-tut-s-...rst-ever-restoration
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/tutankha...since-its-discovery/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-king-tutankhamun-coffin-1452527

... and the Ministry of Anitiquities had to explain why it and other things were being moved:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73584/Min-c...es%E2%80%99s-Obelisk

The 'other things' mentioned above include the Rameses II obelisk being moved from Cairo to El Alamein:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73709/In-Pi...to-be-transferred-to
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...rom-Cairos-Anda.aspx

... and a Ptolemaic burial chamber from Sohag:

dailynewsegypt.com/2019/08/07/relocation...ces-heavy-criticism/
menafn.com/1098858316/Egypt-Relocation-o...aces-heavy-criticism

Plans to develop the site of Saqqara:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73776/Saqqa...d-Min-of-Antiquities

Latest use of ancient yeast is of the 4500 years bp Egyptian variety being used to bake bread:

www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49262255
news.artnet.com/art-world/yeast-from-anc...d-bake-bread-1618093
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bread-...ian-yeast-180972842/
www.archaeology.org/news/7885-190807-egypt-yeast-bread

... and a recreation of an Egyptian perfume is also making news:

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/cleopatras...nt-perfume-recreated
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/may-be...a-smelled-180972854/

Nice feature on assorted pyramids at Giza:

www.apollo-magazine.com/ancient-egypt-pyramids-shapes/

Brief item on a pair of 5000 years bp burials at the Kulluoba site (Turkey):

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/04/50...ed-in-central-turkey

A cache of 6000+ years bp copper from Nahal Mishmar might be the earliest form of writing (or not):

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...rcher-says-1.7619705

Possible evidence of the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 587/586 BCE from the Mount Zion excavations:

phys.org/news/2019-08-evidence-babylonia...jerusalem-mount.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uonc-eot080819.php
finance.yahoo.com/news/archaeological-di...dence-040036759.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-rar...-jerusalem-1.7658563

Feature on Gazans trying to protect their antiquities from looting and
neglect:

phys.org/news/2019-08-gazans-struggle-an...neglect-looting.html
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/gaza...ect-looting-64821245
www.timesofisrael.com/gazans-struggle-to...rom-neglect-looting/
www.apnews.com/03b997d4565b4db799c6d0fe4a1fc263
www.thenationalherald.com/255916/gazans-...rom-neglect-looting/

Questioning (sort of) the identification of the House of Peter at Capernaum:

www.christiantoday.com/article/capernaum...-about-it/132985.htm

A security checkpoint at an archaeological site in Kurdistan isn't being
welcomed:

www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/10082019

Feature on crucifixion:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/08/Crosses-and-Crucifixions

The Oriental Institute is marking its centennial:

news.uchicago.edu/story/oi-marks-100-yea...-ancient-middle-east

More on the so-called 'Church of the Apostles' find:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...stles-in-israel.html

More on recreating a reed boat for Black Sea theory purposes:

www.euronews.com/2019/08/05/explorers-to...n-reed-boat-abora-iv
www.dw.com/en/german-stone-age-sailor-to...reed-boat/a-49860938
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Latest 6th century BCE finds around the Temple of Apollo on Despotiko:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...sland-in-greece.html
www.ekathimerini.com/243440/gallery/ekat...er-home-on-despotiko

A number of inscriptions and statues from Greece's 'Classical Age' from
Xobourgo:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/09/trov...red-on-tinos-island/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...island-of-tinos.html

An 'intact' 1st century BCE burial from Kozani (Greece):

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/06/arch...bc-in-kozani-greece/
www.ekathimerini.com/243355/article/ekat...und-intact-in-kozani

An underwater survey off Levitha has identified a number of shipwrecks from various periods:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/05/anci...rove-of-discoveries/
www.euronews.com/2019/08/05/ancient-ship...r-small-greek-island
www.argophilia.com/news/ancient-aegean-s...of-cleopatra/223389/
neoskosmos.com/en/143167/five-major-anci...sland-in-the-aegean/
www.archaeology.org/news/7889-190808-greece-aegean-shipwrecks

A lost/forgotten statue of Alexander the Great turned up in a warehouse belonging to the Museum of Veroia:

www.livescience.com/66103-lost-alexander...at-statue-found.html
news.artnet.com/art-world/alexander-the-...storage-room-1621348
greekcitytimes.com/2019/08/05/forgotten-...useums-storage-room/

A pair of eagles from a Hellenistic temple site at the Kinik Mound (Turkey):

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/09/an...ic-temple-1565292184

Remains of Serdica's northern fortification walls have been revealed:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/08/08/archaeology-bu...fortification-walls/

Controversy over a wellhead bought by the Met and not preserved for the UK:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/05/roma...est-bought-new-york/

Plans to excavate York's Roman gate:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/plans-t...rk-s-walls-1-9919480
www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/porta-d...e-revealed-1-9927225

Yeroskipou council is trying to negotiate a land swap to protect a development site with a significant archaeological presence:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/08/10/yeroskipou-wa...te-from-development/

In case you missed the find of a Roman 'senate building' in Pelusium:

www.egyptindependent.com/remains-of-grae...ered-in-north-sinai/
www.archaeology.org/news/7875-roman-sena...g-unearthed-in-egypt

... and the finds from Heracleion:

www.thedailybeast.com/heracleion-treasur...d-at-egypts-atlantis

The Hollyhurst Hoard/Haul (as it is now called) from Shropshire has been declared treasure:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/n...s-declared-treasure/
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-49267837
www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/17828107...ed-treasure-inquest/

Interesting Roman site under a restaurant in Puglia:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190807-a-trat...n-ancient-underworld

I think we mentioned this possible evidence of trepanation from the site of
Euromus:

neoskosmos.com/en/142972/ancient-greek-s...rmed-2200-years-ago/

Feature on the Losinj Apoxyomenos:

www.timeout.com/croatia/art/everything-y...e-losinj-apoxyomenos

Plans for Lisbon's underground Roman galleries to be open year-round:

www.portugalresident.com/2019/08/06/unde...ar-round-attraction/

Funding to continue the dig at Heraclea Sintica:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/08/07/archaeology-bu...at-heraclea-sintica/
www.novinite.com/articles/199151/Bulgari...ity+Heraclea+Sintica

Feature (by Edith Hall) on some 'working class' Classicists:

www.historytoday.com/archive/making-hist...ssics-working-masses

What Natalie Haynes is up to:

www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/henley-col...classics-course.html

What Joe Romero is up to:

eagleeye.umw.edu/2019/08/08/romero-contr...cient-greek-epigram/

What we owe Homer:

www.counterpunch.org/2019/08/09/what-we-owe-homer/

Feature on the location of Troy:

www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/asia...troy-story-in-turkey

... and Homer's Greeks (paywalled):

www.thenationalherald.com/255690/homers-...ds-from-the-steppes/

Feature on Antony and Cleopatra:

www.biography.com/news/cleopatra-mark-antony-love-story-death

... and non-fiddling Nero:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/did-em...le-rome-burned-true/

Feature on 'carpe diem':

daily.jstor.org/how-carpe-diem-got-lost-in-translation/

Pointing out that there's no such thing as a 'Roman salute':

www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/nazi-sal...oman-salute-20190810
citizen.co.za/news/south-africa/society/...s-as-a-roman-salute/

Latest 'America is not Rome' piece:

www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/08/06/america...t-just-thinks-it-is/

... and another [probably paywalled]:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/seven...e-not-rome-cmfz29cf7

... and another:

nymag.com/intelligencer/2019/08/is-there...lic-after-trump.html

How it's okay to like Sparta:

www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/just-...mean-youre-a-fascist

... in a similar vein:

newrepublic.com/article/154685/defense-sparta

How Athenians would have handled Brexit:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/how-athenian...the-brexit-deadlock/

Kevin Spacey was doing things near the Boxer:

www.thenationalherald.com/255571/kevin-s...poem-at-rome-museum/

Analyzing Socrates' methods:

www.psychologytoday.com/ca/blog/the-doug...ods-are-so-important

More on Rome banning McDonald's from building near the baths:

www.gizmodo.com.au/2019/08/no-mcdonalds-...-ancient-roman-site/

More on connections between Greeks and the Terracotta Army:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/...otta-army-video.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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Mesolithic finds from a Perthshire farm:

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/news/local/perth...-at-perthshire-farm/

A survey has revealed a number of 'unknown monuments' near Newgrange:

phys.org/news/2019-08-archaeologists-monuments-newgrange.html
www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/irela...l-survey-942120.html
www.irishcentral.com/news/40-new-ancient...-monuments-newgrange
www.independent.ie/irish-news/spectacula...grange-38381720.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7881-190806-ireland-monuments

A 'race against time' at a Neolithic beach site in Orkney:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/archaeologists...-in-orkney-1-4978867

Czech archaeologists using an interesting preservation method on a 7000 years bp well:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/restor...old-prehistoric-well

Remains of Anglo Saxon 'king's feasts' from beneath a pub garden in Kent:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...an-era-a9040241.html
www.morningadvertiser.co.uk/Article/2019...-manor-in-pub-garden

A Viking 'drinking hall' find from Orkney:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-49250718
www.livescience.com/viking-drinking-hall-scotland.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...eology-a9043971.html
www.scotsman.com/heritage/ancient-viking...-in-orkney-1-4977857
www.thenational.scot/news/17819769.orkne...hiefs-drinking-hall/
www.countypress.co.uk/news/national/1781...rchaeologists-claim/
www.stuff.co.nz/travel/news/114874281/vi...scovered-in-scotland
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/norse-perio...ll-skaill-07479.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7883-190807-scotland-viking-hall

Latest finds from Auckland Castle (especially the garbage heap):

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/17824911....and-castle-dig-site/
www.newtonnews.co.uk/74430-2/
www.archaeology.org/news/7890-190809-england-castle-trash
www.archaeology.org/news/7890-medieval-t...and-s-prince-bishops

Medieval finds from a Reading housing development site:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-49248984

A huge 13th century catapult stone find at Hay Castle:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49269127
www.archaeology.org/news/7887-190808-wales-catapult-stone

86 burials from a medieval graveyard in Wales:

www.livescience.com/66104-medieval-cemet...wales-skeletons.html

Very interesting Cistercian site from Co Meath:

www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/fall...gical-find-1.3977912
www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/ciste...astery-beamore-meath

I think we mentioned this 'pristine' Renaissance shipwreck from the Baltic
Sea:

estonianworld.com/life/scientists-find-a...-estonia-and-sweden/

A thousand 17th century silver coins beneath a church floor in Poland:

www.thefirstnews.com/article/thousands-o...-knights-church-7042
www.archaeology.org/news/7884-190807-poland-coin-stash

Finds from various periods coming from the recently-resumed dig at Draper's
Hall:

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...rs-hall-dig-16689995

Assorted sites on Kos damaged during an earthquake in 2017 are still awaiting repairs:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/08/05/mos...irs-since-2017-quake

Some Venetian walls in Nicosia collapsed:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/...nicosia-section.html

Nice feature on some of the digs going on in Scotland:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/the-archaeolog...-at-a-time-1-4977744

Latest on the Tintagel footbridge:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/aug/08/...-in-cornwall-to-open
www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-49280060/...el-castle-footbridge

They're looking for the remains of the HMS Beagle:

www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/history/se...ship-carried-3193954

... and plans to look for assorted 'lost' buildings at Hampton Court Palace:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/10/anne...explored-first-time/

More on Sutton Hoo, with a focus on its 'revamp':

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/05/...alive-with-4m-revamp
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/revamp-breath...sutton-hoo-cfjg8z987
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-49196625
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/05/sutt...rmation-field-bumps/
www.eadt.co.uk/news/sutton-hoo-lottery-p...ct-feature-1-6197464

... and crowdfunding to build a replica Anglo-Saxon ship:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-49270515
www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2019...-of-sutton-hoo-ship/

Review of Jula Blackburn, *Time Song*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/review/...julia-blackburn.html

More on possible pig grease use at Stonehenge:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/did-ston...egaliths-into-place/

More on the HS2 folks preventing metal detectorists from poking around:

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...l-detectors-16637142

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A pair of Spring and Autumn period 'couple burials' from Hebei:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/07/c_138290955.htm

A pair of Han Dynasty burials from Shandong:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/07/c_138290706.htm

This seems to be a 'final report' sort of thing on a Song Dynasty shipwreck found over a decade ago:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/07/c_138290706.htm

Latest finds from Manujan in Iran's Kernan province:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/439017/Archaeol...ement-eras-of-Iran-s

Excavations are underway at the Damjili cave site in Azerbaijan:

www.azernews.az/nation/154527.html
menafn.com/1098851223/Japanese-archaeolo...ancient-Damjili-cave

A Bronze Age burial from Kazakhstan's Karaganda region:

astanatimes.com/2019/08/bronze-age-grave...in-karaganda-region/

Not sure if this is the same site:

www.rferl.org/a/kazakhs-unearth-iron-age-lovers/30096345.html

Not sure of the dating of this 'Turkic Stamp' from Mongolia:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/10/an...scovered-in-mongolia

A site dating to 1400 BCE or so from Odisha:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-sta.../article28809302.ece
www.archaeology.org/news/7880-190806-india-copper-age-village

A 1st century BCE Buddhist cave from Andra Pradesh:

www.thehansindia.com/andhra-pradesh/1st-...namkonda-hill-551989


Tracking Maori 'social networks' with obsidian:

www.stuff.co.nz/science/114646271/mori-s...revealed-by-obsidian

Remains of a 12th century 'princely residence' in Belarus:

eng.belta.by/society/view/fragments-of-1...belarus-123220-2019/
www.archaeology.org/news/7893-190809-belarus-princely-residence

Drought exposed a temple in a Thailand reservoir:

www.bbc.com/news/av/world-asia-49248504/...rought-hit-landscape
www.livescience.com/66118-drought-reveals-lost-temple.html

Feature on Harappan script:

www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/scien...n-the-world/1671060/

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NORTH AMERICA
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A Native American site of some sort found during stadium construction in Indian Valley:

www.wksu.org/post/artifacts-found-stadiu...ley-history#stream/0

An abalone shell found during excavations of a Chumash-associated mission site in California:

www.edhat.com/news/la-purisima-mission-e...hs-chumash-artifacts
syvnews.com/news/local/excavation-at-la-...5b-35f5b1e0fb26.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7888-190808-california-chumash-abalone

An 18th century sideplate from Mackinaw City Fort:

www.houstonchronicle.com/news/article/17...ackinaw-14279297.php
www.sentinel-standard.com/news/20190806/...mackinaw-city-fort/1
apnews.com/7281430c01d146b3b6e4c807f9c86676
www.archaeology.org/news/7876-190805-michigan-gun-sideplate

Digging an 18th century trading post site in Niles (Michigan):

wwmt.com/news/local/a-little-bit-of-digg...trading-post-to-life

Finds made prior to highway construction near Alberta's Cochrane Ranch:

www.cochranetoday.ca/local-news/archeolo...chranes-past-1621442
www.archaeology.org/news/7892-190809-canada-cochrane-ranche

A hermit cabin in Idaho's Salmon-Challis National Forest has been restored:

www.postregister.com/news/local/cabin-fe...98-b8808661e0bd.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7891-190809-idaho-hermit-cabin

Native Americans are trying to get the site of the Alamo declared an 'unknown cemetery':

phys.org/news/2019-08-native-americans-d...e-alamo-grounds.html
www.timesunion.com/news/texas/article/Na...grounds-14293199.php

Feature on a dig at Fort Joseph:

wmich.edu/news/2019/08/54551

Feature on shipwrecks in Mallows Bay:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/jagged-rema...6e67d9cce_story.html

What Matthew Liebmann is up to:

phys.org/news/2019-08-archaeologist-trib...istory-historic.html

What Nancy O'Malley is up to:

www.weku.fm/post/excavating-fort-boonesb...logist-nancy-omalley

Feature on the Franklin Expedition:

www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and...assage-then-vanished

UGA is funding a study of its connections to slavery:

news.uga.edu/uga-funds-research-role-slavery/
www.onlineathens.com/news/20190807/uga-t...lavery-at-university

A website to explore Lake Erie shipwrecks online:

www.cleveland19.com/2019/08/06/explore-s...interactive-website/

More on the identification of that Connecticut 'vampire':

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/07/3...giving-him-new-life/
www.usatoday.com/story/news/2019/08/10/n...evidence/1879081001/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-en...amed-john-180972815/
www.archaeology.org/news/7878-190805-con...tuberculosis-vampire
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A study of the remains of the Maya city of Witzna is suggesting they were rather more warlike earlier than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2019-08-maya-warlike-previously-thought.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uoc--mmw080519.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190805143527.htm
www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/08/annihila...y-an-act-of-warfare/
www.livescience.com/66102-maya-civilizat...before-collapse.html
www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/science/mayan...are-archaeology.html
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-maya...d-surprisingly-early
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...-war-before-drought/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/...-city-burned-witzna/
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/bahlam-jol-maya-warfare/
arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/warring-...ities-to-the-ground/
www.archaeology.org/news/7877-190805-maya-witzna-total-war

A LiDAR study elsewhere seems to have similar conclusions:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/08/lasers-reveal-maya-war-ruins/

A Taino burial site from Jamaica:

jamaica-gleaner.com/article/lead-stories...ains-found-hellshire
www.archaeology.org/news/7886-190808-jamaica-taino-burial-site

Latest on the Macchu Pichu airport proposal:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/aug/09/m...from-peru-government

More on Mesoamerican interest in magnetism:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/me...magnetism-180972820/

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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Using medieval texts to study comets and other celestial phenomena:

www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/how-medieval-mo...iverses-sec/p07jljv5

Feature on underwater archaeology:

www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/ho...-hidden-wonders.aspx

Nice restoration of a Louis Charon painting:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-49109447

Reflecting on Magellan's voyage:

phys.org/news/2019-08-years-magellan-voyage-world.html

Feature on trepanation:

www.bbc.com/earth/story/20160826-why-our...n-each-others-skulls

Protesting a telescope on Mauna Kea:

www.livescience.com/66101-hawaii-jason-m...hnson-telescope.html

Feature on the Holy Roman Empire:

www.historyextra.com/period/early-modern...ame-called-emperors/

Buying a Rembrandt in a bar ... what could go wrong?:

news.artnet.com/art-world/rembrandt-pain...-bar-belgium-1617904

Reviewish sort of thing on the beginnings of cultural anthropology:

www.npr.org/2019/08/05/748128240/gods-of...ultural-anthropology

Feature on the five most powerful empires in history:

nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/ranked-5-...-america-not-1-72046

The roses were falling at Santa Maria Maggiore:

catholic-sf.org/news/white-roses-fall-in...ntury-marian-miracle

On the history of the metal detector:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49089803

The cochlea can be used to differentiate sex of a skeleton:

phys.org/news/2019-08-depths-ear-cochlea-indicator-sex.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/c-iti080519.php

Victor Nuovo's latest is on the rule of law:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuovo-establishing-rule-law

Rising interest in the Shroud of Turin:

www.ncregister.com/daily-news/the-shroud...tudy-deepens-mystery

Feature on the invention of synthetic purple dye:

www.cnn.com/style/article/perkin-mauve-purple/index.html

On the role of mosquitoes in human history:

www.npr.org/2019/08/04/748002281/a-histo...r-deadliest-predator
www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/...blood-530571311.html

What Scots reveals about the development of language:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/lsoa-gs080819.php

An interview with Ian Hodder:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/podcast-the-changin...ogy-with-ian-hodder/

Kafka's papers have landed in Israel:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/books/kafka-a...erusalem-israel.html

Folks seem interested in this giant parrot:

www.cbc.ca/news/technology/giant-parrot-1.5238617

A 2000 year old optical problem has been solved, apparently:

phys.org/news/2019-08-physicists-year-old-optical-problem.html

Review of Robert Wilson, *Barnum*:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/review/...t-wilson-barnum.html

Review of Shlomo Avineri's biography of Karl Marx:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/06/books/review/...ineri-karl-marx.html

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Last Supper in Pompeii:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/arts/design/r...pper-in-pompeii.html
mentalfloss.com/article/592556/new-oxfor...w-ancient-romans-ate
www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17828885.last-...-oxford-unique-show/
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/11/...eology-modern-tastes

Manet:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/01/arts/design/m...-review-chicago.html

Inspired by the East:

themedialine.org/mideast-streets/british...s-influence-on-west/

Although the article seems to have math issues, some 7000 years bp figurines are on display in the Guray Museum:

www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2019/08/...nd-cappadocia-museum

Codes and Codebreaking:

www.armidaleexpress.com.au/story/6321140...lenges-codebreakers/

Latest items transferred to the GEM:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/34...artefacts-trans.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73530/4500-...t-transferred-to-GEM
egyptianstreets.com/2019/08/11/ministry-...-transferred-to-gem/

The Sharm el-Sheikh Museum will be opening next year:

www.egyptindependent.com/sharm-el-sheikh...-le1-2-billion-cost/

Update on the new British Museum storage facility:

www.building.co.uk/news/graham-lands-27m...lity/5100984.article
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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Big bucks for a Chinese 'dog bowl':

www.sun-sentinel.com/local/broward/oakla...gvhqovyu4-story.html

A major 19th century print portfolio is coming to auction:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/au...oes-under-the-hammer

The UK blocked a Monet from leaving:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49299170
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on C14:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/10/...volutionised-science

Feature on underwater 3d scanning:

futurescot.com/the-future-of-underwater-...lost-wwii-submarine/

Feature on 'space archaeology':

www.sciencenews.org/article/space-satell...eologists-study-past

Feature on LiDAR:

www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/archa...olution-archaeology/

Feature on isoptopic analysis:

www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/wh...ecord-your-life.aspx

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Samos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/05/expl...e-island-of-legends/

Ikaria:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/05/ikar...sland-of-many-myths/

You can't sit on the Spanish Steps anymore:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/07/ro...res-against-tourists
www.unionleader.com/news/human_interest/...4f-f914297c595c.html
www.dw.com/en/romans-critical-of-spanish...tting-ban/a-49938182
www.cbc.ca/news/world/rome-spanish-steps...ing-eating-1.5241308

Venice has banned the huge cruise ships:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49276730
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PERFORMANCES
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Midsummer Night's Dream:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/theater/josep...ts-dream-london.html

Coriolanus:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/theater/corio...are-park-review.html

Oedipus:

www.heraldscotland.com/arts_ents/1782249...ernational-festival/

Trojan Women:

www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2019/08/e...5%E2%98%85%E2%98%85/

Iphigenia Among the Taurians:

www.thenationalherald.com/255796/new-yor...-among-the-taurians/

Prometheus Bound:

www.ekathimerini.com/243426/article/ekat...idaurus--august-9-10

Lysistrata:

www.broadwayworld.com/off-off-broadway/a...-LYSISTRATA-20190808

Six Wives of Henry VIII:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/thorou...-broadway-180972799/

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CRIME BEAT
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A 'cursed medieval bell' was stolen in Scotland:

www.livescience.com/66115-stolen-bell-harry-potter-cursed.html

More coverage of that major bust in Europe:

hyperallergic.com/513008/18000-illegally...rnational-crackdown/

Another seizure of a 'Roman era' book in Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/investigations/2019/0...n-turkeys-diyarbakir

ISIL supposedly has a pile of money, including funds from purloined
antiquities:

www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190806-un-ch...0m-to-keep-fighting/
www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/20...o-finance-fight.ashx
www.dailysabah.com/mideast/2019/08/07/da...ion-to-fight-un-says

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 Nazi loot return:

www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Antisemitism/Nazi...fter-80-years-597840

Jamaica is the latest nation seeking repatriation of items held by the British Museum:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/07/mi...-from-british-museum
jamaicans.com/jamaica-demands-british-mu...during-colonial-era/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on Roman Republic silver serrati coins:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ngc-ancients-...ilver-serrati-coins/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n31.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n32.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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Toni Morrison:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/times2/toni-m...and-incite-hmd3xjjf5
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/toni-m...e-dies-88-180972833/

Anner Bylsma:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/08/arts/anner-bylsma-dead.html

Dorothy Olsen:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/09/us/dorothy-olsen-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...1-july-3-august-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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Plenty of attention for possible evidence of 'swimmer's ear' in
Neanderthals:

phys.org/news/2019-08-neanderthals-commonly-swimmer-ear.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/p-ncs080719.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190814140503.htm
www.cnn.com/2019/08/14/health/neandertha...-scn-trnd/index.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=37789
www.archaeology.org/news/7939-190815-neanderthal-surfer-s-ear

Features on the recent Neanderthal finds from Wezmeh Cave (Iran):

www.tehrantimes.com/news/439349/Iran-amo...nderthal-discoveries
www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2019/08/17/20...an-s-zagros-mountain

Revising the date (again?) for the arrival of homo sapiens in Mongolia to ca 45 000 years BCE (that seems late):

www.ucdavis.edu/news/humans-migrated-mon...-previously-believed
phys.org/news/2019-08-humans-migrated-mo...lier-previously.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uoc--hmt081619.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190816191447.htm

Pondering the fate of the Denisovans:

www.sapiens.org/evolution/denisovans-podcast/

A somewhat rambling piece on finds made in Turkana over the years:

allafrica.com/stories/201908150098.html

More on those Denisovan etchings/art:

www.sciencenews.org/article/engraved-bon...ots-east-asia?tgt=nr
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AFRICA
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Tunisia is actively fighting urban sprawl affecting sites:

uk.reuters.com/article/tunisia-housing-c...t-site-idUKL8N24N4KP
www.israelhayom.com/2019/08/16/battle-of...rotect-ancient-site/
www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/574603/L...protect-ancient-site

An archaeologist believes he has identified the site of the wreck of the
Haarlem:

www.thesouthafrican.com/news/the-haarlem...the-wreck-is-buried/
ewn.co.za/2019/08/18/maritime-archaeolog...on-blouberg-s-shores

More on high altitude living in Ice Age Ethiopia:

www.livescience.com/earliest-evidence-human-mountaineers.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=37700
elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/05/ciencia/1565023941_802875.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7914-190812-ethiopia-ice-age
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Feature on the 'Mountain of the Dead' at Siwa:

egyptianstreets.com/2019/08/15/the-mount...ealogical-landmarks/

More on baking bread from 4500 years bp Egyptian yeast:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bread-...ian-yeast-180972842/
www.firstpost.com/tech/science/researche...-strain-7155271.html
theartnewspaper.com/news/egypt-bread-xbo...dy-museum-mfa-boston

More on the restoration of Tut's sarcophagus:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...to-be-restored-.aspx

Hyping some upcoming National Geographic documentaries on Egypt:

www.egyptindependent.com/national-geogra...-pharaohs-treasures/

In case you missed the boat recreation that is trying to 'prove' Egyptian trading routes to the eastern Mediterranean (or the other way):

sofiaglobe.com/2019/08/16/abora-iv-argon...rom-bulgarias-varna/

Feature on Michele Buzon's work in the Nile Valley:

www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2019/Q3...le-river-valley.html

Feature on Barbara Reeves' work at Humayma:

menafn.com/1098885422/Canadian-researche...ncient-garrison-town

A piece of jewellery found at the Mount Zion excavations is being touted as further evidence of the Babylonian destruction of Jerusalem:

phys.org/news/2019-08-evidence-babylonia...jerusalem-mount.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uonc-eot080819.php
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/267236
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Archaeological...est-of-Israel-598543
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-rar...-jerusalem-1.7658563
www.ibtimes.com/biblical-artifact-found-...onquest-real-2812178
www.latercera.com/que-pasa/noticia/la-pr...-que-faltaba/782704/
www.cnn.com/travel/article/jerusalem-mou...intl-scli/index.html

... although focussing on arrowheads seem to be better evidence of same:

inside.uncc.edu/news-features/2019-08-12...lem-found-mount-zion
www.timesofisrael.com/new-jerusalem-find...-archaeologists-say/
www.yahoo.com/entertainment/ancient-arro...-true-174228914.html

An arrowhead from 67 CE from the Yodfat excavations (you might have to translate this one):

www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5567123,00.html
www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2019...content_75089564.htm
www.globaltimes.cn/content/1161116.shtml

Work on a crumbling Crusader-era castle in Mi'ilya revealed a winery, among other things:

www.bbc.com/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-49335312
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ader-world-1.7661047
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/crusaders-cru...in-galilee-5ntkkqbmq

Review of Magness' Masada book:

mosaicmagazine.com/observation/history-i...-happened-at-masada/

Pondering Jerusalem's water supply:

mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...salems-water-supply/

Feature on Sumerian metaphors:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/08/Concepts-a...etaphors-in-Sumerian

Archaeologists reflecting on the costs of the war in Syria:

phys.org/news/2019-08-archaeologists-exiled-syria-war.html
www.livescience.com/archaeologists-banned-from-syria.html
theconversation.com/im-one-of-hundreds-o...is-costing-us-116325

More on Gazan efforts to protect antiquities from various threats:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/crusaders-cru...in-galilee-5ntkkqbmq

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A pair of intact Mycenean chamber tombs from Nemea/Aidonia:

www.livescience.com/bronze-age-mycenaean-tombs-greece.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/12/anci...enaean-civilization/
www.thesun.ie/tech/4435754/mystery-as-ra...14-skeletons-inside/
www.newsweek.com/ancient-greek-asylum-li...ean-cemetery-1453983
www.china.org.cn/arts/2019-08/12/content_75090686.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7933-190813-aidonia-chamber-tombs

A 2500 years bp pottery shard from Paphos is giving hints about how the economy was managed back then:

phys.org/news/2019-08-shard-reveals-cypr...ncient-kingdoms.html
cyprus-mail.com/2019/08/14/small-piece-o...unearthed-in-paphos/
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/shar...8a0d5dc5d_story.html
www.fredericksburg.com/news/national/sha...97-c8fa7b1995a3.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7938-190815-cyprus-paphos-economy

A hoard of 2500 years bp silver coins from Phanagoria:

tass.com/society/1073443

A number of 6th century burials from Myrmekion/Kerch:

tass.com/society/1073928

An intact Hellenistic burial from Kozani:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...northern-greece.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/06/arch...bc-in-kozani-greece/
www.archaeology.org/news/7942-190816-greece-intact-tomb

Item with the Kozani, Nemea, and Despotiko finds all in one:

neoskosmos.com/en/143769/three-new-major...scoveries-in-greece/

A burial of apparent aristocratic types in Spain is being associated with Hamilcar Barca:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/07/inenglish/1565198266_588048.html
elpais.com/cultura/2019/07/29/actualidad/1564398956_890765.html

An important find of a (now gone) box of assorted jewels and amulets from the regio V excavations at Pompeii:

www.livescience.com/amulets-discovered-in-pompeii.html
www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49325627
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/12/arch...may-have-used-roman/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-s-mag...aeologists-3dzx7fsmr
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...b0-9e486cf8f911.html
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...ff-ac4cc0edafdc.html
www.abc.net.au/news/2019-08-13/archaeolo...-at-pompeii/11408056
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/a-treasu...en-found-in-pompeii/
www.thedailybeast.com/pompeiis-latest-fi...rce=articles&via=rss
arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/archaeol...rtifacts-at-pompeii/
hyperallergic.com/513310/a-sorcerers-tre...ncovered-in-pompeii/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sorcer...s-pompeii-180972907/
www.archaeology.org/news/7913-190812-pompeii-ritual-objects

Remains of a Roman temple at a Kent building site:

metro.co.uk/2019/08/15/ancient-roman-tem...lding-site-10579169/

A useful inscription found near the sanctuary of Artemis Amarysia in Evia:

www.thenationalherald.com/256681/inscrip...marynthos-sanctuary/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/14/c_138306883.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7935-190814-artemis-in-amarynthos

Hyping the commencement of a dig to learn more about the Roman temple at Caistor St Edmund:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/new-excavations-at-...roman-town-1-6219401

Efforts to preserve a 4th century CE mosaic from a synagogue on Aegina:

www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Race-to-preserve-...eek-Synagogue-598397

North Macedonia formally acknowledged Alexander the Great as being Greek with a plaque:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/16/nort...itting-he-was-greek/
www.washingtonpost.com/national/north-ma...8a0d5dc5d_story.html
www.sfchronicle.com/news/world/article/N...eece-to-14327045.php
www.ekathimerini.com/243646/article/ekat...gs-to-ancient-greece

... which apparently was almost immediately vandalized:

www.startribune.com/north-macedonia-appl...o-statues/547125282/
balkaninsight.com/2019/08/16/unknown-han...-in-north-macedonia/
www.ksl.com/article/46619092/vandals-rea...s-historical-plaques

Hopefully we'll hear more about this shipwreck found off Reggio (article in
Italian):

calabria7.it/reperti-di-un-relitto-nei-f...-culturale-sommerso/

Not sure how recent this is, but an 'Islamic holy site' near Turgut
(Turkey) turns out to be an ancient Greek boxer's tomb:

ahvalnews.com/archaeology/aegean-village...haeologists-discover

Mary Beard's latest political musings:

www.the-tls.co.uk/squabbling-romans-corbyn-johnson-vespasian/

... and reflections on the funeral of Fergus Millar:

www.the-tls.co.uk/nice-day-lessons-funeral/

Feature on ancient Greek herbal medicine:

www.thenationalherald.com/257213/the-eve...cient-greece-part-i/

Feature on Heracleion:

daily.jstor.org/the-lost-city-of-heracleion/

Feature on the geographical extent of Rome:

www.history.com/news/ancient-roman-empir...ius-caesar-conquests

Feature on the Capitoline Triad:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/capitoline-triad

Interesting coverage of an early 20th century recreation of the eruption of
Vesuvius:

vancouversun.com/news/local-news/this-we...-erupts-in-vancouver

The 'House of the Muses' in Gaziantep will be opening to the public:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/13/an...e-visitors-next-year

Why Aeschylus matters:

merionwest.com/2019/08/15/aeschylus-still-matters-today/

Ancient parallels for assorted British politician types:

blogs.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/if-boris-i...gg-cato-the-younger/

Peter Jones' latest parallels for Boris Johnson:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/how-boriss-r...s-took-back-control/

Niall Ferguson steps back his 'fall of Rome' comparisons:

www.bostonglobe.com/opinion/2019/08/12/t...w0IZ7lpII/story.html

Can't leave out this item on wolves possibly being the answer to Rome's wild boar problem:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/wolves-may-so...ar-problem-xs9zhctzt

In case you've missed all the coverage about the recreation of a perfume 'worn by Cleopatra':

www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/c...-fragrance-16082019/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeol...e-worn-by-cleopatra/
www.arabnews.com/node/1539136/middle-east
www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/womens-style/...rical-figures-smell/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scientists-re...ld-perfume-p7k85sdjf
news.sky.com/story/cleopatra-no-5-scient...ens-perfume-11784271

More on the shipwrecks off Levitha:

www.livescience.com/ancient-shipwrecks-found-in-aegean.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/centurie...f-tiny-greek-island/
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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Pondering some 27 000 years bp human remains found in the El Castillo cave:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/13/ciencia/1565716811_677793.html

Analysis of coprolites from the Bronze Age Must Farm site suggests the inhabitants were dealing with plenty of parasites:

www.arch.cam.ac.uk/ancient-faeces-reveal...ected-with-parasites
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190815212756.htm
phys.org/news/2019-08-ancient-feces-reveal-marsh-diet.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uoc-afr081319.php
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-49347124
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/bronze-age-ma...-parasites-x63xlsnpg
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/16/...with-parasitic-worms
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancie...-study-a9060776.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/20...folk-and-their-dogs/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/early-re...with-fish-tapeworms/
www.archaeology.org/news/7943-190816must-farm-parasites

A 4000 years bp cist burial from a site near Tevrin:

www.westmeathexaminer.ie/2019/08/16/the-...e-crouched-skeleton/

Latest finds from the Caerau Hillfort dig:

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/ca...iff-history-16684490

LiDAR has revealed a pile of Iron Age sites in Chiltern:

www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17830945.chilt...dar-39-flying-laser/
www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/17831581.c...dar-39-flying-laser/

Remains of a 2000 years bp hilltop house in Stirling includes the thumbprint of one of the builders:

www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/...-2-000-year-old-home

A Merovingian era burial from Cahors:

www.tellerreport.com/news/2019-08-15---t...hors-.S1uqTeXVr.html
www.newsy-today.com/after-1400-years-spe...iscovered-in-cahors/

Medieval/Viking era buildings from Iceland:

www.icelandreview.com/news/medieval-and-...ed-in-north-iceland/
www.archaeology.org/news/7912-190812-ice...hofstadhir-buildings

Some folks found remains of a 13th century church built into their garden wall in Pinkney:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-49362607

A tomb of an unknown 14th century aristocrat at the Kaliakra fortress:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/08/15/archaeology-to...-bulgarias-kaliakra/
www.novinite.com/articles/199344/Archaeo...aliakra+%28PHOTOS%29

A metal detectorist found a Renaissance-era gold bishop's ring on Sheppey:

www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/meta...ess-treasure-210307/

Metal detectorist finds are also adding to the image of Deanshanger as a 'popular' travel route in Renaissance times:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-49359470

Remains of a Renaissance/Baroque 'brew house' in Kost Castle:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/archae...se-in-czech-paradise

Finds from various periods at a cave site in Poland:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C78...-castle-olsztyn.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7940-190815-poland-castle-cave

Reconstruction/renovation of the Church of All Saints in Humenne (Slovakia) is revealing assorted interesting details:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22189409/archaeologis...-church-humenne.html

Vague item on a 'whole stone' sarcophagus find in the Crimea (not sure of the date):

vestnikkavkaza.net/news/Mysterious-whole...found-in-Crimea.html

Tracking down a possibly-but-maybe-not-destroyed statue of Mary dating to the Reformation:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/our-lady-walsingham...ert-museum-1-6212151

Interesting feature on assorted musical instruments excavated over the years in Ireland:

www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/instruments-ancient-ireland

Recalling an Iron Age hoard discovery in Ipswich half a century ago:

www.ipswichstar.co.uk/news/1968-suffolk-...-treasures-1-6210166

Concerns for a Bronze Age oakwood trackway in Mayne Bog:

www.westmeathexaminer.ie/2019/08/15/anci...oad-slowly-decaying/

Repurposing medieval cathedrals in England:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/world/europe/...rwich-cathedral.html

An historic synagogue in Budapest is reopening:

m.jpost.com/Diaspora/Historic-Budapest-s...tural-revival-598950

Feature on 16 of Edinburgh's 'most fascinating' archaeological discoveries:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/16-of-edinbur...iscoveries-1-4984537

Feature on Sutton Hoo:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/letter-from-t...mythical-ship-burial

Feature on the Hapsburg's stud farm near Prague:

www.theguardian.com/world/gallery/2019/a...nesco-world-heritage

Marking the bicentennial of the Peterloo Massacre:

menafn.com/1098886687/Peterloo-massacre-...ish-politics-forever

More on the search for Darwin's lost Beagle:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/hunt-is-...ins-beagle-2qld5sj7f

More on the 'lost village' found at the site of the Glencoe Massacre:

www.livescience.com/lost-village-clan-ma...e-site-scotland.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7931-190813-scotland-clan-macdonald
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Feature on the 'Machu Picchu of Tajikistan':

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...hu-tajikistan-karon/

Heavy rains have contributed to a cave in at Bekal Fort:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/p...cleshow/70640221.cms

Something about a number of finds in Belarus which sheds light on the origins of the Slavs:

www.tvr.by/eng/news/obshchestvo/2_000_ar..._belorusskie_arkheo/

More on the Plan of Jars:

www.news.com.au/travel/world-travel/asia...84f4cce86d944aabcf32
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NORTH AMERICA
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A brass ring find at Colonial Michilimackinac (we might have mentioned this
one):

www.sooeveningnews.com/news/20190813/rin...nial-michilimackinac
upnorthlive.com/news/local/archaeologist...nial-michilimackinac
www.archaeology.org/news/7932-190813-michigan-colonial-ring

Assorted small finds from the Fort Edward dig:

poststar.com/news/local/key-silver-coin-...70-d90ca54d9719.html

Plenty of news coming from digs at the Alamo this week ... first, on the barracks wall and church:

www.ksat.com/news/local/san-antonio/arch...t-the-alamo-underway
www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/A...died-in-14301344.php
therivardreport.com/for-the-first-time-a...alamos-long-barrack/
www.archaeology.org/news/7937-190814-texas-the-alamo

... and later, a find of musket balls:

dfw.cbslocal.com/2019/08/14/texas-alamo-...believed-from-1800s/
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...8a0d5dc5d_story.html
www.gazettextra.com/news/nation_world/te...cd-b866609ad2ea.html
www.keranews.org/post/alamo-dig-uncovers...balls-believed-1800s

Part of the University of Richmond is built over a slave burial ground:

www.nbc12.com/2019/08/12/researchers-dis...lave-burial-grounds/

Archaeologists are surveying the site of Tampa's first black cemetery:

www.wtsp.com/article/news/local/hillsbor...f9-a5fc-a2e526a06e15

Assorted finds during sewer line construction in Virginia City:

carsonnow.org/story/08/13/2019/virginia-...er-line-installation

Searching for shipwrecks off the coast of the Gaspe:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/gasp-shipwrecks-1.5251056

Nice overview of the dig at Barrack Hill/Parliament hill in Ottawa:

ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/barrac...t-of-ottawas-history

Interesting feature on an Acadian site in PEI:

www.theadvocate.com/acadiana/article_85a...f3-b711177d5c0e.html

... and one on a 'ghost town' site in Pennsylvania:

triblive.com/local/regional/dig-at-india...hs-prehistoric-past/

A facility for safe storage of First Nations artifacts (Ontario):

anishinabeknews.ca/2019/08/13/the-centre...t-nations-artifacts/

Study suggests environment played a role in population variation in the early populations of the Americas:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/ncsu-njg081319.php

On the location of the Battle of Bennington:

www.vpr.org/post/why-vermont-celebrates-...-was-fought-new-york
www.benningtonbattlemonument.com/battle.html

Momentum is building for the creation of a Cahokia Mounds national park:

www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Cahoki...t-grows-14301829.php
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Remains of a fortress wall which once surrounded Uxmal:

yucatanexpatlife.com/fortress-wall-surro...-uxmal-is-uncovered/

I think we mentioned this study of sacrificial remains from the Great Cenote at Chichen Itza:

www.forbes.com/sites/carlymiller/2019/08...000-ad/#30cea3f4e8b7

Latest on the search for Cortez' ships:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/08/12/actualidad/1565629884_221686.html

Plans for a 'tourist train' through Mexico's Mayan Heartland is raising
concerns:

nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/mexico-wa...80%94should-it-74401
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this one on folks studying the earliest human use of
dung:

phys.org/news/2019-08-neolithic-earliest-human-dung.html
horizon.scienceblog.com/922/neolithic-re...t-human-use-of-dung/

Feature on 10 of the earliest known photographs:

www.cnn.com/style/article/louvre-album-of-the-world/index.html

Interesting feature on Murray Hall:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-49291971

The current heat wave in Europe is causing further damage to Notre Dame:

www.usatoday.com/story/travel/news/2019/...r-damage/2028059001/

... and they're currently dealing with the lead problem:

www.dw.com/en/paris-streets-near-notre-d...from-lead/a-50014969
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/notre-...-concerns-180972895/

Victor Nuovo's latest philosophical application:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuov...alism-and-moral-duty

Feature on trials by ordeal:

aeon.co/ideas/why-the-trial-by-ordeal-wa...ective-test-of-guilt

Feature on reconstructing 'ancient menus':

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/11/...eology-modern-tastes

Feature on Piranesi and his drawings:

www.thestatesman.com/supplements/8thday/...mind-1502788076.html

The University of Murcia is reissuing *El Roman de Flamenca*:

elpais.com/politica/2019/08/10/diario_de...65449967_717563.html

Latest findings from xraying something by Leonardo:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49356073
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/au...onardo-da-vinci-work
www.livescience.com/da-vinci-hidden-painting-virgin-rocks.html
www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/leonar...-rocks-a4212991.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/imagin...gin-rocks-180972918/

Last week it was mosquitoes ... this week, it's lice:

phys.org/news/2019-08-ancient-seafarers-dogs-humble-louse.html

... in case you missed the mosquitoes:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/14/ciencia/1565778292_347398.html

Arguing about Wittgenstein and Heraclitus:

aeon.co/ideas/can-you-step-in-the-same-r...enstein-v-heraclitus

A scrap of cloth connected to Elizabeth I ... maybe:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scrap-...t-go-view-180972919/

Feature on the Penny Post:

www.bbc.com/news/business-48844278

On the history of 'going Dutch':

www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2019/08/...lly-mean-to-go-dutch

Feature on personal letters:

aeon.co/essays/how-personal-letters-buil...y-of-a-modern-public

Feature on Charles Sanders Peirce:

aeon.co/essays/charles-sanders-peirce-wa...cas-greatest-thinker

Something about a 2000 years bp optical problem being solved:

phys.org/news/2019-08-physicists-year-old-optical-problem.html

Pondering the Anthropocene:

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...anthropocene/595795/

More on the renewed search for Amelia Earhart under the direction of Robert
Ballard:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/science/ameli...-robert-ballard.html
www.newsweek.com/man-titanic-search-amel...t-lost-plane-1454032
gulfnews.com/world/americas/finding-amel...rts-plane-1.65789038

More on Magellan's circumnavigation:

www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2019/08/13/ma...avegacion-del-mundo/

Review of Lara Maiklem, *Mudlarking*:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/aug/16/mu...-river-thames-review
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Freud and Egypt:

www.apollo-magazine.com/sigmund-freud-ancient-egypt-review/

Baalbek:

kawa-news.com/en/an-exhibition-tribute-t...ck-museum-in-beirut/

Wenceslas IV:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/prague...sary-of-rulers-death

Feature on assorted museums opening in Egypt this year:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/73859/Pics-...ing-in-2019-know-the

... and another:

www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Res...ugust-SNG_151493476/

UK museums lend a lot of items, it appears:

theartnewspaper.com/news/uk-national-museums-loans
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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A gold solidus of Constantine, found by a metal detectorist, will be coming to auction next month:

www.coinworld.com/news/world-coins/uk-me...us-in-london-auction
news.justcollecting.com/perfect-roman-go...ion-dix-noonan-webb/

A 17th century 'Acetaria' is coming to auction:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/17th-o...g-auction-180972909/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on various techy approaches to extracting data from papyri:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/hbfm-aab081619.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190816092420.htm

Latest facial reconstruction is an Iron Age Druid (!) woman from Stornoway:

www.livescience.com/druid-woman-facial-reconstruction.html
phys.org/news/2019-08-student-reveals-iron-age-female.html

... and a feature on Oscar Nilsson, who does a lot of the ones we've seen:

wearemitu.com/things-that-matter/this-sw...an-like-recreations/

Interesting application of 3d imaging to a church fresco:

verne.elpais.com/verne/2019/08/09/articu...65356994_538046.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to identify homo sapiens as the culprit in the demise of the cave
bear:

phys.org/news/2019-08-genetic-humans-ice-age-european.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...s-ancient-dna-shows/
www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/08/1...-their-dna-suggests/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49345392
www.dw.com/en/genetic-research-blames-hu...ar-demise/a-50045046
elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/14/ciencia/1565803963_062010.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7941-190815-cave-bear-extinction

When domesticated pigs arrived in Europe, they apparently underwent a 'genomic turnover':

today.tamu.edu/2019/08/15/its-taken-1000...pigs-to-become-pigs/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uoo-ape080919.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190812152200.htm
www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2019/august/...n-domestic-pigs.html

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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on Alice Guy:

www.dw.com/en/rediscover-the-first-woman...alice-guy/a-50042679

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CRIME BEAT
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Another 'drugs and antiquities' bust on Cyprus:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/08/13/police-arrest...ugs-and-antiquities/

A potentially significant bust of a woman smuggling Indian artifacts to
France:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/arr.../article29088296.ece

On Facebook as a marketplace for illegal antiquities:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/w3csyvn6

conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The US and UK returned several items to India:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-ret...cleshow/70691790.cms
www.thehindu.com/news/national/stolen-kr.../article29103586.ece
www.easterneye.biz/uk-us-return-stolen-a...-to-india-in-london/
theartnewspaper.com/news/stolen-indian-a...-on-independence-day

Latest OpEds on the need for museums to rethink repatriation matters:

www.npr.org/2019/08/12/750549303/across-...ican-art-collections
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/it-is-ti...8a0d5dc5d_story.html
www.standard.co.uk/comment/letters/the-r...ations-a4212051.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/should-the-br...-artefacts-6snjlzs6r

... and a feature on the 'contentious items in museums':

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/artefacts-elg...ter-island-02hlgqvwb
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n32.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n33.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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Victor Swenson:

vtdigger.org/obituary/victor-reuben-swen...ninja_cache=friendly

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...hrough-the-10th-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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