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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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A cranium of Australopithecus anamensis has been excavated in Ethiopia and is raising questions, of course:

phys.org/news/2019-08-million-year-old-f...ia-reveals-lucy.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/mpif-aff082519.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190828140118.htm
www.livescience.com/photos-ancient-hominin-cranium.html
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49486980
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/aug/28/...38m-years-discovered
www.cnn.com/2019/08/28/world/early-human...ensis-scn/index.html
www.france24.com/en/20190829-ancient-sku...lues-human-evolution
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3655
cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/ape-lik...an-ancestor-revealed
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...e-of-human-ancestor/
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/38...r-species-180973006/
www.archaeology.org/7975-190829-australo...ecus-anamensis-skull

Feature on Australopithecines:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=12990

The story about human ancestors breastfeeding longer than modern humans is making the rounds again for some reason:

phys.org/news/2019-08-human-ancestors-br...er-contemporary.html

More on Neanderthals and birch tar adhesive:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/making...x-thought-180972994/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Ramses II's obelisk is being reassembled in Cairo:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/34...in-Cairo-for-re.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74351/Parts...k-to-be-re-assembled

Queen Tausert's coffin will be going on display soon:

see.news/queen-twosrets-sarcophagus-tran...red-to-luxor-museum/
www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2019...content_75156885.htm
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/31/c_138352253.htm

Rising seas concerns for Alexandria:

www.apnews.com/e4fec321109941798cdbefae310695aa
www.thenationalherald.com/258984/rising-...-city-of-alexandria/
www.thenational.scot/news/17872018.ancie...-due-climate-change/
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-ne...levels-38450727.html
www.startribune.com/rising-seas-threaten...lexandria/558776252/
www.haaretz.com/middle-east-news/egypt/r...alexandria-1.7772087

... and hyping the New Library of Alexandria (from a Greek perspective):

greekcitytimes.com/2019/08/28/greek-pres...bute-global-culture/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...o-world-culture.html

Feature on Tut's 'trumpet':

www.classicfm.com/discover-music/king-tu...oldest-in-existence/

Feature on the OI's activities in Egypt:

oi.uchicago.edu/research/projects/epi/chicago-house-projects

Studying 9000 years bp burials in Jordan to gain insight into social
structures:

phys.org/news/2019-08-clues-early-social...t-extraordinary.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/p-cte082119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190828143053.htm

Feature on the excavations of Sam'al/Zincirli by the OI:

news.uchicago.edu/story/burned-buildings...-city-3500-years-ago
phys.org/news/2019-08-reveal-ancient-turkish-city-years.html

A 'memorial tomb'/heroon from Azan (not sure of the date):

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archeologists-...mb-in-aizanoi-146192


More on the impending inundation victims of the Ilisu dam ... this time,
Hasankeyf:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/hasankeyf-cor...scli-intl/index.html
www.cbsnews.com/news/turkey-flood-ancien...ry-buffs-2019-08-27/
www.middleeasteye.net/discover/turkey-ilisu-dam-hasankeyf-water

Remains of a Persian 'post office' from Amasya:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-persia...und-in-amasya-146135

A recently-translated Moabite inscription might include the earliest use of the word 'Hebrews':

www.timesofisrael.com/newly-deciphered-m...ritten-word-hebrews/

... some background:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/inscri...-biblical-rebellion/

Apparently the Burj el-Isana Hasmonean fortress is a favourite 'looting
spot':

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/267888

More on the 'loaves and fishes' mosaic at Hippos-Sussita:

aleteia.org/2019/08/27/newly-unearthed-m...e-loaves-and-fishes/

Revisiting the Dead Sea Scrolls 'conspiracies':

www.timesfreepress.com/news/life/enterta...-sea-scrolls/501940/

Feature on Vaclav Jezek's work at a Byzantine Church site in Ashdod:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-...church-in-ashdod-yam

Interesting feature on the Ancient 'Near East' after 1919:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/08/Ancient-Near-East-after-1919

Feature on Tebt papyri at Catholic University:

www.catholicherald.com/News/Catholic_Liv...f_an_ancient_puzzle/

More on that Crusader-era winery from Mi'ilya:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ader-world-1.7661047
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Chalcolithic/Early Bronze Age finds from the Prastio-Mesorotsosin site on
Cyprus:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...tyle-transition.html

A Spanish family doing home renovations discovered at 1st century CE Roman
tomb:

www.thelocal.es/20190830/family-discover...me-in-southern-spain

Interesting 1st/2nd century CE child burials from Nimes:

fr.aleteia.org/2019/08/29/archeologie-qu...e-des-la-conception/

A very nice Roman mosaic from a West Berkshire village site:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-49524009
kennetradio.com/magnificent-mosaic/

I think we mentioned this discovery of a Roman bath house at Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/17863252.tea...mer-jack-39-s-store/

Evidence that the early Greeks made use of a precursor to the modern crane to construct temples before the late sixth century BCE:

news.nd.edu/news/greek-temple-ruins-sugg...previously-believed/
phys.org/news/2019-08-greek-temple-machi...nturies-earlier.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/28/anci...tones-before-cranes/
greekcitytimes.com/2019/08/30/ancient-gr...lier-than-suspected/
gizmodo.com/before-cranes-ancient-greeks...is-ingeni-1837625656
www.sciencealert.com/this-ancient-greek-...the-modern-day-crane
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...-believed-180973017/
www.archaeology.org/7970-190828-greece-lifting-machine

Diocletian's Price Edict is undergoing restoration:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-price-...g-restoration-146079
www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2019/08/...eiled-in-aphrodisias

A 1500 years bp burial of a warrior + wife and children from Phanagoria:

www.newsweek.com/crypt-warrior-wife-chil...russian-city-1456363

Feature on divers exploring the 'forgotten' Laurion mines:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/26/gree...ten-mines-of-lavrio/

A campaign to save a 1700 years bp synagogue mosaic on Aegina:

www.timesofisrael.com/campaigners-bid-to...nd-synagogue-mosaic/
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/28/camp...egina-island-greece/

I think we mentioned that France was going to lend (or is in negotiations
with) Greece the Parthenon sculpture it has at the Louvre:

theartnewspaper.com/news/louvre-in-talks...non-frieze-to-greece
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/france-sends-...-to-greece-ppkthgh6t

... and now there's a feature on Fauvel's acquisition of assorted Parthenon
sculptures:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/30/the-...arthenon-sculptures/

... and now Greece is making offers to the UK for an 'exchange':

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/31/...arbles-boris-johnson
neoskosmos.com/en/145046/greek-pm-offers...d-in-greece-in-2021/
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/01/gree...r-parthenon-marbles/

On the eclipse of 413 BCE:

www.forbes.com/sites/kionasmith/2019/08/...feated-a-greek-army/

Pondering the death of Alexander:

lithub.com/the-death-of-alexander-the-gr...-unsolved-mysteries/

Washington newspapers arguing about Socrates:

www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/the-orig...p-ed-smears-socrates

Lessons from the Aeneid:

m.theepochtimes.com/pietas-virtus-famili...-aeneid_3050921.html

On some interesting details in Disney's Hercules:

www.buzzfeed.com/audreyworboys/easy-to-m...ails-hercules-disney

More pop culture treatment for 'Gladiator':

www.cbr.com/gladiator-maximus-funko-pop-series/

Feature on Melbourne's Philosophical Cafe and related matters:

neoskosmos.com/en/144738/melbourne-philo...a-greek-perspective/

Aquincum might be getting a mobile app:

hungarytoday.hu/aquincum-on-mobile-app-s...ancient-roman-sites/

Some hype for Duolingo's new Latin learning app:

www.fastcompany.com/90396444/salve-disci...fering-latin-lessons
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/carpe-di...olingo-app-lmjzctw22
www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/language...m-dead-to-said-91851
www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/262232313/du...classic-latin-course
triblive.com/local/pittsburgh-allegheny/...olingo-latin-course/

In case you're looking for a copy of Lanciani's Rome:

arthistory.dartmouth.edu/news/2017/10/30...-history-click-mouse

Rome is cracking down on Colosseum 'centurions' again:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-police-sw...seum-centurions.html

Comparing Boris Johnson to Caesar:

www.cbc.ca/news/world/boris-johnson-julius-caesar-1.5262932

Peter Jones applies Rome/Carthage thinking to Brexit:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/for-a-soluti...e-rome-and-carthage/
Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Road construction revealed a Mesolithic hunter-gatherer camp at Berriedale
Braes:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49495139

Road construction in the Czech Republic revealed remains of a 7000 years bp 'trading station':

www.radio.cz/en/section/news/czech-archa...-old-trading-station

Receding waters in Spain have revealed a 5000 years bp 'temple' (a bunch of standing stones):

www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/08/26/5000-y...ing-waters-in-spain/

Monoliths of undetermined dates from France too:

www.connexionfrance.com/French-news/Rare...me-in-central-France
www.archaeology.org/news/7966-190827-france-auvergne-monoliths

What the 'Weight and Value' project has found out about the beginnings of trade in northwestern Bronze Age Europe:

phys.org/news/2019-08-northwestern-europe-bronze-age.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uog-tbo082619.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190826104824.htm

Metal detectorists in Finland have revealed the site of an Iron Age
dwelling:

yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/family_in_wes...ge_dwelling/10942639

A 2500 years bp seal tooth pendant from a site in the Orkneys:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/2-500-year-old...ey-village-1-4993793
www.archaeology.org/news/7973-190829-orkney-swandro-pendant

A pre-Viking era sword and other items from a site near Uppsala:

www.thelocal.se/20190826/rare-burial-site-uncovered-in-uppsala

Light rail transit construction in Copenhagen revealed some Iron Age burials (and other items?):

cphpost.dk/news/startling-discovery-made...-light-rail-dig.html

5th/6th century burials from Croatia with evidence of cranial deformation:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/science/deformed-skulls-croatia.html

A major Anglo-Saxon/Norman coin hoard find by a pair (or so) of metal detectorists in Somerset:

phys.org/news/2019-08-huge-silver-coins-clues-turbulent.html
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-49487078
news.artnet.com/art-world/british-museum-treasure-coins-1636096
www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/coin-stash-di...manera-a4222896.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/detector...hew-valley-26xtsdl5t
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/28/majo...x-avoidance-british/
www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/28/...e_AndroidApp_Outlook
www.independent.ie/entertainment/detecto...ble-5m-38445149.html
www.independent.ie/entertainment/norman-...vasion-38443659.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ritage-a9082241.html
www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton/coins-tr...ard-somerset-3259036
www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-new...uge-treasure-3258671
www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/...-hoard-coins-3261080
www.metro.news/heads-i-win-norman-tax-do...ining-it-in/1692656/
theconversation.com/huge-find-of-silver-...st-of-england-122695
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mediev...x-evasion-180973026/

Studying Viking textiles:

www.sciencenews.org/article/textile-arch...-weave-tapestry-past

A 14th century hoard of silver coins from Midlothian:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/detectorist-un...lin-battle-1-4991654
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/retro/det...lin-battle-1-4991654

I think we mentioned this medieval necropolis find from Peperikon:

www.novinite.com/articles/199788/Archeol...opolis+at+Perpericon

Road construction in Bulgaria has revealed a medeival site of some sort:

www.novinite.com/articles/199853/Archaeo...+Ages+in+Bulgaria%3F

Remains of a large medieval tower from Rusokastro:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/08/27/archaeology-la...val-rusokastro-site/
www.archaeology.org/news/7972-190828-bulgaria-hexagonal-tower

A Wiltshire couple discovered their front wall was actually the remains of a medieval church:

metro.co.uk/2019/08/27/couples-front-wal...val-church-10638631/

We've had previous hints of this find of the possible burial of one of Napoleon's generals in Russia:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49508521
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-myster...yqumrbbeq-story.html
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...10b2991d5d044c5c83f3

Finds from unspecified periods in Bennachie:

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberde...rural-aberdeenshire/

Four silver coins (James I/Charles I) coins from Prees have been declared
treasure:

www.whitchurchherald.co.uk/news/17862611...ed-treasure-inquest/

Assorted finds from various periods declared treasure in Belfast:

www.irishexaminer.com/examviral/medieval...treasure-946810.html

Volunteers helped to spruce up the Cerne Abbas giant:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/29/...iant-to-former-glory
metro.co.uk/2019/08/29/volunteers-polish...ction-hand-10648785/

A campaign to save Island House in Laugharne:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49440249

Bronze Age jewellery found a while ago in Norfolk will be going on display:

www.derehamtimes.co.uk/news/great-dunham...on-display-1-6242642

On the myth of the 'wild German forest':

www.dw.com/en/the-myth-of-the-wild-german-forest/a-50225949

More on that 8000 years bp 'platform' from the Isle of Wight:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/8000-y...t-britain-180972989/
www.gizmodo.co.uk/2019/08/marine-archaeo...-from-the-stone-age/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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12 000-17 000 years bp skulls from Alor Island:

phys.org/news/2019-08-small-skulls-human-migration-highway.html

A 4000 years bp petroglyph from the Silanaiyakkanur forest:

www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-na...-forest-2027287.html

Traces of a 2500 years bp settlement in Vidarbha:

www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/archae...zVbEsQgPdBSW3BI.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7974-190829-iron-age-india

13th century sculptures form Anigandlapadu:

www.thehansindia.com/andhra-pradesh/13th...padu-village--558180

A 17th century 'hero stone' from near Kundadam:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/.../article29272463.ece

A 'brick tank' from the Keeladi excavations (date?):

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai...cleshow/70862864.cms

Plans for some underwater archaeology explorations in Tamil Nadu:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai...cleshow/70904963.cms
www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nad.../article29293563.ece

Complaints about Mohenjo Daro:

www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2019/08/25/fund...aro-conference-told/

Feature on the Mozu Tombs in Osaka:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07lq60x/the-anci...t-under-lock-and-key

More on the Nanhai One:

www.globaltimes.cn/content/1163040.shtml

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NORTH AMERICA
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Finds from the Cooper's Ferry site in Idaho suggest human presence in the area some 16 000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2019-08-artifacts-people-n...america-earlier.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190829184154.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/osu-nas082619.php
www.livescience.com/america-settlement-was-by-boat.html
edition.cnn.com/2019/08/30/us/idaho-arti...-coopers-ferry-trnd/
www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/article/coopers-ferry-first-americans/
www.reuters.com/article/us-science-artif...rs-ago-idUSKCN1VJ2F3
www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-tools-...daho-16500-years-ago
science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6456/848
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/coopers-ferry-tools-07546.html
www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/...ite-americas-oldest/
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02589-2
blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=3658
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/idaho-...years-ago-180973024/
www.archaeology.org/news/7976-190830-idaho-cooper-s-ferry

They're poking around the Meadowcroft Rock shelter site again, looking for possible DNA:

triblive.com/local/regional/archaeologis...owcroft-rockshelter/
www.post-gazette.com/news/science/2019/0...stories/201908300072

Highway construction in Durango has revealed some Native American 'ruins'
(Puebloan?) with trade connections to Baja:

www.sfgate.com/news/article/Ruins-uneart...ruction-14377244.php
www.chieftain.com/news/20190825/ruins-un...ng-construction-work
the-journal.com/articles/149862
www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/aug/25...ed-durango-colorado/
gazette.com/ap/state/native-american-rui...c5-ac5aa88d3f97.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7963-190826-colorado-florida-mesa

Feature on an onging dig at an 18th century fort site in Windham (Maine):

www.timesrecord.com/articles/maine-1/roa...entury-inch-by-inch/
www.nbcboston.com/news/local/Archaeologi...Maine-558355371.html
bangordailynews.com/2019/08/24/news/port...before-its-too-late/
www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/his...a4-8f5e-9ba2cb6767ed
wcyy.com/archaeologists-find-colonial-fo...ver-road-in-windham/
www.newscentermaine.com/article/news/his...ce-8a79-37f574c6dd4f
www.archaeology.org/news/7965-190826-maine-colonial-fort

Plenty of attention for images from the wreck of the HMS Terror:

www.rcinet.ca/en/2019/08/28/arctic-myste...ition-of-hms-terror/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/world-us-canada-49...-wreck-of-hms-terror
www.nytimes.com/2019/08/30/science/hms-t...klin-expedition.html
www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/08/29...terror-found-frozen/
www.cnn.com/travel/article/canada-shipwr...scli-intl/index.html
theweek.com/speedreads/section/spooky%20but%20cool
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/new-foot...ury-ship-hms-terror/
mentalfloss.com/article/598221/watch-und...hms-terror-shipwreck
gizmodo.com/stunning-video-reveals-condi...-of-doome-1837714071
www.smithsonianmag.com/history/archaeolo...ms-terror-180973011/
www.archaeology.org/news/7971-190828-franklin-expedition-terror

Latest on the efforts to identify the wreck of the Endeavour:

www.southcoasttoday.com/news/20190826/te...tain-cooks-endeavour

Latest early-Mission artifact from the Alamo dig:

www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/E...owntown-14400786.php

Update on the search for Fort Bull:

www.uticaod.com/news/20190827/archeologi...point-fort-bull-site

Remains of Philadelphia's 18th century waterfront in a pre-construction dig:

www.inquirer.com/news/west-shipyard-rive...-durst-20190827.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7968-190827-phi...a-shipbuilding-wharf

On the legacy of slavery on Wall Street:

www.bbc.com/news/business-49476247

A century-old African American burial ground (re)discovered beneath a Tampa apartment complex:

www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2019/08/30/m...n-apartment-complex/
www.abcactionnews.com/news/region-hillsb...pa-apartment-complex
www.kcra.com/article/residents-forced-ou...ent-complex/28878847
www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/resident...er-apartment-complex

Ongoing concerns for coastal sites in Florida:

miamibeachtimes.com/business/florida-arc...from-sea-level-rise/

Feature on Jayur Mehta's work on the Carson site (Mississippi):

news.fsu.edu/news/arts-humanities/2019/0...ssippi-river-valley/
phys.org/news/2019-08-archaeologist-unea...ssissippi-river.html

Feature on Chinese railroad workers:

www.sapiens.org/archaeology/chinese-railroad-workers-utah/

Feature on the Montezuma Castle in Arizona:

www.livescience.com/62741-montezuma-castle-photos.html

Interesting implications of a geoduck shell find on Keith/Kakmakimith Island

Marking the 400th anniversary of the arrival of African slaves in North
America:

abcnews.go.com/Politics/meet-tuckers-sea...es/story?id=65199639
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A major child-sacrifice site from Huanchaco (Peru):

phys.org/news/2019-08-archeologists-sacr...d-children-peru.html
www.livescience.com/worlds-largest-child...site-chimu-peru.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49495167
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/america...emains-a9082256.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/28/arch...hild-sacrifice-peru/
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/29/pe...icial-site-skeletons
www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/archaeologists-p...s-227-191803455.html
www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/wherever...fice-site-discovered
www.washingtonpost.com/video/world/archa...b8ca09cc4_video.html
www.news.com.au/travel/travel-updates/wo...564371780c3b6f5e9746
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-mass-c...fb4ywjo6e-story.html
elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/28/ciencia/1567007173_931680.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7978-190830-chimu-child-sacrifice

Analyzing some skulls from Iglesia Colorada found fifteen years ago as evidence of the Incan 'Reign of Terror':

www.livescience.com/incan-reign-of-terror.html
nypost.com/2019/08/28/grisly-discovery-s...d-heads-as-trophies/
www.archaeology.org/news/7969-190827-inca-skull-bones

Some feathered clothing from a Chimu burial at Pampa La Cruz:

andina.pe/ingles/noticia-peru-archaeolog...mpa-cruz-765073.aspx
www.archaeology.org/7979-190830-chimu-feathered-garments

Excavating a trio of pre-Columbian sites on St Martin:

www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/90298-arch...columbian-occupation

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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Studying the impact of human land use in various places
(anthropocene-related):

phys.org/news/2019-08-humans-planet-earlier-knew.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/asu-hwc082719.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/mpif-aar082619.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uoq-hwc082819.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/smu-ptt082919.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/uomb-aar083019.php
science.sciencemag.org/content/365/6456/878.1
www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/science/archa...th-anthropocene.html
theconversation.com/surveying-archaeolog...-anthropocene-122008
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/humans-ha...r-thousands-of-years

Not sure where to put this feature on the 'Amber Road':

www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/follow-anc...mber-road-180970609/

Feature on John Faed:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-49523006

Feature on Margaret Fuller:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuov...9th-century-feminist

Feature on the 'regularization' of the concept of time:

aeon.co/essays/when-time-became-regular-...l-it-changed-history

Feature on metal detectorists and the Portable Antiquities thing:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/metal-detectorists-...ng-history-1-6240839

On some new classes at Yale on medieval literature:

news.yale.edu/2019/08/29/medieval-litera...-rethink-middle-ages

A history of trepanation:

thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/hole-in-the-head-trepanation/

How blind people experience the Mona Lisa:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-49491206

Studying metal threads in various cultures:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-08/acs-uth071819.php
phys.org/news/2019-08-unraveling-history...e-ancient-metal.html

On the first fatal car crash:

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...crash-victim/597037/

On human use of fire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-48859332

Feature on Silvio Gesell:

www.npr.org/sections/money/2019/08/27/75...ly-neglected-prophet

Seeking clarification of the terms patrilineal and matrilineal:

phys.org/news/2019-08-patriarchy-matrili...ologist-clarity.html

OpEd on archaeology (probably paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-vie...or-history-mgxppsnsl

Feature on some major American public libraries:

www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/08/peavey...stport-draft/596848/

On similarities between different cultures' constellation observations:

theconversation.com/why-do-different-cul...onstellations-121981

A feature on Notre Dame over the years:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/notre-dames-centuri...val-captured-in-art/

On Dr Seuss's art history book:

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-dr...nal-book-art-history

Latest 'beer archaeology' piece:

eastoncaller.com/beer-archaeologists-are...ange-results/181146/

Feature on some major art forgeries in history:

mentalfloss.com/article/597845/art-forgeries-history

Feature on Empress Elizabeth of Austria:

www.ekathimerini.com/243909/article/ekat...ife-of-princess-sisi

Another reviewish thing on Sarah Parcak's work:

www.al.com/opinion/2019/08/sarah-parcak-...ry-in-the-south.html

In case you're wondering what they named some newly-identified moons of
Jupiter:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/behold...get-names-180972998/

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Culture Under Attack:

www.apollo-magazine.com/imperial-war-museum-cultural-property/

Egyptian Mummies:

dailyhive.com/montreal/montreal-museum-fine-arts-mummies

'Unseen Museum':

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...hibit-in-athens.html

Buried by Vesuvius:

www.forbes.com/sites/tomteicholz/2019/08...des-the-getty-villa/
www.wsj.com/articles/buried-by-vesuvius-...of-sorts-11566941174

Last Supper in Pompeii:

www.artfixdaily.com/artwire/release/4794...i-reveal-a-portal-in

Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile:

www.broadwayworld.com/detroit/article/Re...-Exhibition-20190826

Confiscated antiquities are being highlighted at Purana Qila (Delhi):

www.timesnownews.com/india/article/cultu...t-purana-qila/480254
www.apnnews.com/culture-tourism-minister...ies-at-purana-quila/
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/d...cleshow/70929798.cms

Tanta Museum in Gharbiya province has reopened after almost 20 years:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/01/c_138354211.htm
egyptindependent.com/after-19-years-egyp...anta-museum-reopens/

Egypt has plans for an archaeological museum in Cairo's 'New Administrative
Capital':

egyptianstreets.com/2019/08/29/egypt-to-...inistrative-capital/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74303/New-m...ministrative-Capital
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/34...als-over-the-mi.aspx
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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Big bucks for Jemima Nicholas' hat:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49465390
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Not sure if this tv hype is 'news' but a CT scan reveals Ramses III was probably murdered:

www.thesun.co.uk/tech/9798456/ct-scan-an...ah-murdered-by-wife/

Feature on the use of medical technology on Egyptian mummies:

www.nationalobserver.com/2019/08/29/news...ent-egyptian-mummies
lethbridgenewsnow.com/2019/08/28/how-med...nt-egyptian-mummies/
montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/how-...ent-egyptian-mummies

AI reveals details in Old Master paintings:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190830150738.htm
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on DNA being used to pin the blame for cave bear extinction on humans:

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...s-ancient-dna-shows/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Blaming a sixth century CE climate change event on a volcano eruption:

www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...lobal-cooling-found/

Climate change concerns for sites in Greenland:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/wa...greenland-180973021/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Puglia:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/27/travel/52-places-puglia-italy.html

Recopolis:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/08/28/actualidad/1567007303_261635.html

Great Wall ... of Malta:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190829-the-great-wall-of-malta
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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on Clara Schumann:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/arts/music/clara-schumann.html

On a Shakespearean Elizabeth Warren:

www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainmen...rean-figure-arizona/

Oedipus at Colonus:

www.saffronwaldenreporter.co.uk/what-s-o...is-oedipus-1-6240518

Mythos:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/08/watching-ste...e-presence-of-a-god/
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CRIME BEAT
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A Roman era sarcophagus seized in Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/08/28/se...e-in-southern-turkey

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 returned a number of looted cuneiform tablets to Iraq:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/british-museu...ts-to-iraq-vtdxsdfzg
www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/britis...s-iraq-a4224846.html
www.thenational.ae/world/mena/uk-hands-b...i-artefacts-1.904451
metro.co.uk/2019/08/30/british-museum-re...s-invasion-10656207/
english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-...tablets-to-Iraq.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-08/31/c_138352137.htm

More on Jamaica seeking some items from the UK:

globalvoices.org/2019/08/31/as-jamaica-s...ome-may-not-be-safe/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on those sub-Saharan Africa coins found a while back in Australia:

www.numismaticnews.net/article/coin-indi...o-discover-australia

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n34.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n35.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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Richard Booth:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/books/richard-booth-dead.html

Lanny Bell:

www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/old-s...t/lanny-bell-8836673

Robert Connolly:

www.archaeological.org/in-memoriam-robert-connolly/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-the-24-2019
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CONFERENCES
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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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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Ken Berry, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Don Buck, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A Denisovan phalanx is getting plenty of news attention:

phys.org/news/2019-09-fossil-denisovan-f...rs-modern-human.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/c-npf090419.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190905161419.htm
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-den...-evolution-1.7795433
www.nature.com/articles/d41586-019-02647-9
www.archaeology.org/news/7988-190905-denisovan-finger-tip

I think we mentioned archaeologists have returned to Shanidar cave:

www.rudaw.net/english/kurdistan/040920192

A follow-up to that anamensis skull find:

phys.org/news/2019-09-skull-humanity-old...estor-evolution.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/oldes...cience-a9082106.html
cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/ape-lik...an-ancestor-revealed
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AFRICA
================================================================
More on temple graffiti in the Sudan:

theconversation.com/temple-graffiti-reve...ancient-sudan-122432
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Kind of strange announcement of the 'unintentional' discovery of 20 or so Ptolemaic sites in Alexandria:

egyptindependent.com/coincidence-leads-t...sites-in-alexandria/

Zahi Hawass was speaking on the fate of assorted pharaohs:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74419/Hawas...was-stabbed-brutally

Assorted Ministry of Antiquities announcements:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74510/Archa...o-be-opened-in-Luxor

Feature on the digging going on at Boncuklu Hoyuk:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/06/bo...cessor-of-catalhoyuk
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/04/pe...urope-archaeologists

5000 years bp Urartian finds from Turkey's Van province:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/06/ar...ts-in-eastern-turkey
www.trtworld.com/turkey/archaeologists-u...eastern-turkey-29585

They were digging quickly at the site of Kemune after lowered water levels revealed remains of assorted structures:

www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/09/ancient-c...190901124104205.html

Overviewish sort of thing on finds in Tigranakert this season:

www.panorama.am/en/news/2019/09/03/New-d...-Tigranakert/2159932
asbarez.com/184801/excavation-in-artsakh...s-up-for-the-summer/

Studying the parchment of the Temple Scroll is causing a possible rethink of their origins:

phys.org/news/2019-09-dead-sea-scroll-lost-ancient.html
advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/9/eaaw7494
www.livescience.com/temple-scroll-salt-preservation.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/06/...dy-questions-origins
www.archaeology.org/news/7993-190906-temple-scroll-tests

Chiara Corbino is doing zooarchaeological things in the Jordan area:

menafn.com/1098960451/Italian-scholar-ex...ng-hunting-practices

The Umm el-Jimal Project has a website:

www.ummeljimal.org/index.html

More on the possible find of the site of Emmaus:

www.thedailybeast.com/emmaus-have-archae...rce=articles&via=rss
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...rucifixion-1.7774167
aleteia.org/2019/09/02/archaeologists-may-have-found-emmaus/

... and the mosaic in the Burnt Church at Hippos-Sussita:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hippos-mosaic-...-scenes-found-600613
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...of-galilee-1.7729171

More on the size of Gath:

aleteia.org/2019/09/07/goliaths-hometown...r-than-once-thought/

Feature on Masada:

aleteia.org/2019/09/04/this-ancient-juda...ut-only-for-a-while/

... feature on the events there:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ask-the-Rabbi-...ism-at-Masada-600656


Review of Jodi Magness, *Masada: From Jewish Revolt to Modern Myth*:

www.lrb.co.uk/v41/n17/josephine-quinn/enemies-on-all-sides

Review of Justin Marozzi, *Islamic Empires*:

www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/fr...vilisations-1.906240

Pondering the restoration of Iraq's oldest university:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-rest...qs-future-180973039/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Another pair of unplundered Mycenean tombs from the burial ground at
Aidonia:

neoskosmos.com/en/145485/two-intact-myce...-unearthed-in-nemea/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...metery-in-nemea.html
www.argophilia.com/news/nemeas-aidonia-d...period-tombs/223803/

A sixth century bronze ram's head statuette from Cyricus:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/09/08/archaeology-6t...rias-cyricus-island/

A Hellenistic-era temple from Thyateira:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/05/ex...le-in-western-turkey

I think we mentioned this 1st century Roman tomb found beneath a family home in Carmona (Spain):

www.thelocal.es/20190830/family-discover...me-in-southern-spain
www.euroweeklynews.com/2019/09/02/roman-...-out-building-works/

Remains of a 1st century (maybe) Roman road in Turkey's Marmara region:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/02/ru...d-in-turkeys-bilecik

2200 years bp relief theatre masks from the theatre at Stratonikeia:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/07/we...y-in-southern-turkey

Overviewish thing on the finds at the Roman site of Balsa (Portugal):

www.portugalresident.com/2019/09/05/digs...cient-town-of-balsa/

Bits of a mosaic floor from a Roman villa in Apsaros (on the Black Sea):

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C78...nt-floor-mosaic.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7985-190904-roman-mosaic-fragments

A Roman villa in Schieren is larger than expected:

today.rtl.lu/news/luxembourg/a/1399803.html

A hoard of 4th/5th century Roman 'hacksilver' from a Shropshire field:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-49581499
uk.news.yahoo.com/cache-chopped-roman-era-silver-142312294.html
www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-n...ed-up-roman-16865559
uk.news.yahoo.com/cache-chopped-roman-era-silver-142312294.html

On Romans and Leprechauns:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/what-...eprechauns-dtwsn0hcd

Metal detectorist concerns at Hadrian's Wall:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/17886165.repo...g-hadrian-39-s-wall/
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...erland-a9093736.html
www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/uk-news/po...-wall-after-16874450

... and a feature on the wall:

7news.com.au/travel/hadrians-wall-the-ro...-of-thrones-c-431315

More on that Roman mosaic find in a West Berkshire Village:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-49524009
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/01/seco...hire-field-reburied/
eu.greekreporter.com/2019/09/02/discover...ures-amazes-britain/

... and plans to rebury it:

www.countrylife.co.uk/news/ancient-mosai...vealing-world-202897

On plans for Vindolanda:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...vation-work-16877380

More on Troy being older than previously thought:

www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2019/09/...n-previously-thought

Feature on Roman Norfolk:

www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/explorin...d-brampton-1-6249655

Plans to open the Casta tomb to the public within a couple of years:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/07/colo...en-possibly-by-2021/

On Rome's effect on Europe's climate:

www.zmescience.com/ecology/the-roman-emp...ooled-all-of-europe/

Okay, so when we were last talking about the Parthenon Marbles saga, Greece was offering a swap:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/aug/31/...arbles-boris-johnson

... this week, we read of the Greek PM asking the British PM for the return (or intending to ask):

www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...marbles-in-2021.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/athens-to-ask...n-swap-bid-k28tcrb90
greekcitytimes.com/2019/09/02/greek-pm-p...tures-return-athens/
www.ekathimerini.com/244122/article/ekat...for-2021-anniversary
news.artnet.com/art-world/greek-prime-mi...itish-museum-1640605
news.gtp.gr/2019/09/02/greek-pm-timing-e...enon-marbles-return/
neoskosmos.com/en/145140/the-reunificati...s-a-new-way-forward/

... and the British Museum initially said it would consider a loan request:

www.ekathimerini.com/244139/article/ekat...or-parthenon-marbles

... but stressed they were the ones who decide such things, not the UK
government:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/02/we-d...says-british-museum/

... and then the question of ownership came up again:

www.ekathimerini.com/244163/article/ekat...parthenon-sculptures
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/03/gree...ip-wants-loan-elgin/
greekcitytimes.com/2019/09/04/british-mu...arthenon-sculptures/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/greece-cant-b...rops-claim-fhvrt9gx5

... and Greece still wants their permanent return:

vancouversun.com/pmn/entertainment-pmn/g...2a-a5fb-e49e42c23f84
www.yahoo.com/news/greece-proposes-parth...-swap-113425030.html
cyprus-mail.com/2019/09/03/greece-propos...ir-permanent-return/

... and so the British Museum rejected the offer/request:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/03/brit...arthenon-sculptures/

... and the followup analysis:

www.ekathimerini.com/244167/article/ekat...-sculptures-as-naive
neoskosmos.com/en/145278/british-museums...-long-term-benefits/

... then oddly, we hear of Greece drafing a 'formal request':

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...1656d7db6_story.html
www.ekathimerini.com/244187/article/ekat...seek-loan-of-marbles
neoskosmos.com/en/145453/greece-prepares...arthenon-sculptures/
news.gtp.gr/2019/09/06/greece-officially...es-temporary-return/

More on Fauvel's attempt at getting some of the marbles before Elgin:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/08/30/the-...arthenon-sculptures/

Some (clumsy?) classical reception in Lily Cox-Richard's exhibition:

hyperallergic.com/513275/subverting-the-whiteness-of-antiquity/

On the popularity of modern takes on classical literature:

www.stuff.co.nz/entertainment/books/1154...ure-are-all-the-rage

Feature on seven important Roman sculptures:

www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-7-...ent-roman-sculptures

What Mary Beard is up to:

www.the-tls.co.uk/dark-tourism-turkey/

What Emily Hulme Kozey is up to:

neoskosmos.com/en/145153/free-lecture-on...tablets-from-dodona/

An interview with Madeline Miller:

www.wbur.org/radioboston/2019/09/03/madeline-miller-circe

An interview with Adrienne Mayor:

www.aei.org/publication/ancient-greece-w...with-adrienne-mayor/

Review of Natalie Haynes, *A Thousand Ships*:

www.noted.co.nz/culture/culture-books/a-...e-haynes-book-review

They're doing a remake of Up Pompeii:

www.londontheatre1.com/theatre-news/all-...rding-of-up-pompeii/
www.chortle.co.uk/news/2019/09/02/44241/...!_to_make_a_comeback

Feature on Aristophanes:

merionwest.com/2019/09/04/aristophanes-the-first-poet-critic/

Pondering Narcissus:

pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/narcissu...ng-a-hot-teenage-boy

In case you want to look like a Classics professor:

nymag.com/strategist/article/classics-pr...or-status-items.html

Dionysus is in St Petersburg:

patch.com/florida/stpete/meet-st-petersb...00-year-old-resident

Glossing 'decimate':

www.abc.net.au/news/2019-09-03/decimate-...980?section=analysis

Rethinking the end of the Roman Empire:

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/201...-for-america/596638/

... and then explaining the above:

www.theatlantic.com/notes/2019/09/who-wo...y-than-today/597592/

Using Lucian to explain Trump:

www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/02...ly-survive-recession

How to deal with Brexit anger:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/09/how-to-deal-...ing-to-the-ancients/

How Odysseus would hand Brexit:

www.nysun.com/foreign/brexit-what-would-odysseus-do/90823/

What Boris Johnson could learn from Augustus:

www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/sep/05...earn-augustus-caesar

More on naming of Jupiter's moons:

world.greekreporter.com/2019/09/02/jupit...ancient-greek-names/

More on Duolingo Latin:

catholicherald.co.uk/magazine/habemus-ap...ched-a-latin-course/
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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Another Chalcolithic round house from the Makounta dig (Cyprus):

cyprus-mail.com/2019/09/05/third-chalcol...und-in-makounta-dig/

A Bronze Age mound find is delaying slaughterhouse expansion in Ronne:

www.globalmeatnews.com/Article/2019/09/0...ghterhouse-expansion

Evidence that a 4th century Germanic prince whose tomb was excavated a decade or so ago probably died from Hepatitis B:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22202489/virus-probab...-1600-years-ago.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7986-190904-slovakia-hepatitis-b

Very interesting 15th century 'six head' burial from Scotalnd associated with some Clan feud, it appears:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/six-headed-bur...aeologists-1-4996942
www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49581010
www.archaeology.org/news/7984-190904-scotland-clan-feud

Excavations at a burial site south of Oslo have revealed the hull of a Viking ship:

www.newsinenglish.no/2019/09/05/archaeol...hull-of-viking-ship/
www.lifeinnorway.net/gjellestad-viking-s...l-in-good-condition/

Evidence of a medieval forest in eastern Bohemia:

www.radio.cz/en/section/news/czech-archa...s-of-medieval-forest

Interesting stone apse of an early Anglo-Saxon church in Kent (I think we mentioned this a while ago):

catholicherald.co.uk/magazine/what-this-...nglish-christianity/

Digging has resumed at the Castillejo in Monteagudo:

murciatoday.com/archaeologists-return-to...urcia_1093117-a.html

First artifacts from the Battle of Worcester site have been excavated:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-49551833
www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17876664.pi...r-construction-site/
worcesterobserver.co.uk/news/digging-up-...-pieces-of-the-past/
uk.news.yahoo.com/civil-war-treasures-pi...shire-002700579.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artifa...d-project-180973052/
www.archaeology.org/news/7980-190903-wor...attlefield-artifacts

Tudor-era finds from a dig in Downpatrick:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-northern-ireland-49578943
www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-northern-ireland-...s-were-getting-up-to

Finds from the underwater excavation of the 15th century wreck of the Gribshunden off the coast of Sweden:

phys.org/news/2019-09-spectacular-discov...unique-flagship.html

Searching for the missing remains of an 18th century Scottish 'witch' so she can be reburied:

www.livescience.com/scottish-witch-missing-bones.html
www.cnn.com/travel/article/scotland-witc...-scli-gbr/index.html
www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2019/09/03...ntury-witch-remains/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wanted...ish-witch-180973033/

A forgotten cornerstone at Neuschwanstein Castle was located:

www.dw.com/en/unbroken-enchantment-neusc...turns-150/a-50282160

Tram extension in Edinburgh will require relocation of a number of medieval
burials:

www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/...urgh-trams-extension

A burial and pottery (date?) found during roadwork in Dromiskin (?):

www.lmfm.ie/news/skeleton-remains-and-po...und-during-clanbras/

A14 construction is helping a study of 'toxic plants' in Iron Age dietary
contexts:

www.huntspost.co.uk/news/a14-dig-helping...ts-as-food-1-6247743

The Wem Hoard has been declared treasure:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/n...found-in-shropshire/

Feature on the Hanseatic League:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/extra/A2MFANtn3Z/hanseatic_league

Funding to preserve 'Brunel's other bridge' in Bristol:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-49557743

Interesting feature on the carnyx:

blog.nms.ac.uk/2019/09/01/chasing-the-ca...tland-to-the-sahara/

OpEd on the Stonehenge Tunnel:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/s...conds-off-a-car-trip
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting dragon figurines from a Western Han Dynasty burial in Mongolia:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/06/c_138370844.htm
www.ibtimes.sg/chinese-archaeologists-un...mongolian-tomb-32354
www.archaeology.org/news/7992-190906-mongolia-xiongnu-dragons

A Ming/Qing dynasty distillery from China's Anhui province (cigarette
holders?):

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/05/c_138368169.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/7989-190905-china-industry-distillery

The spread of millet agriculture outside of China is being linked to herding livestock:

phys.org/news/2019-09-earliest-millet-ag...re-china-linked.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190904125335.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/wuis-lbh090419.php

A pile of 1500 years bp (or so) murtis beneath a shrine in Karachi:

tribune.com.pk/story/2047945/1-ancient-m...ldier-bazaar-temple/

... related:

www.dawn.com/news/1503525

A homeowner in Sivganga found pottery and other items while clearing his land (date?):

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai...cleshow/70949176.cms

A (battle)shipwreck from the first Sino-Japanese war:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/02/c_138359004.htm

On rewriting India's myths:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190902-how-i...-are-being-rewritten

On St Thomas' visit to Taxila:

www.ucanews.com/news/st-thomas-neglected...nd-in-pakistan/85996

On the impact of Britain's opium trade on India:

www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-49404024

Feature on the Mauryan Empire:

www.indiatoday.in/education-today/gk-cur...y-1594920-2019-09-03

Feature on saving some drawings of ancient temples during Pol Pot's
genocide:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07m4tfl/the-hidd...ia-s-ancient-temples

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NORTH AMERICA
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In case you were wondering about the geoduck shell from British Columbia link last week (I cut, but didn't paste):

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ce...ancy-clam-180972984/

Feature on the first African slaves in the US:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/0...cans-what-became-us/

A Hohokam burial found during golf course maintenance in Arizona:

www.nogalesinternational.com/news/human-...d7-2b65ac8b8479.html
www.archaeology.org/news/7983-190903-ari...-prehistoric-village

High waters are washing bits of Lake Huron shipwrecks ashore:

www.timesunion.com/news/article/High-wat...e-Huron-14408769.php

A bit out of our period of interest, but nonetheless interesting, is the find of remains of a early 20th century Japanese 'settlement' north of
Vancouver:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden...-columbia-180973028/
mentalfloss.com/article/599296/japanese-...red-british-columbia

Vague item on finds made during the creation of Lake Waconia Regional Park:

www.startribune.com/old-ruins-ancient-ar...park-land/559420032/

They're already/again hyping possible Endeavour identification:

www.newportnow.online/articles/possible-...very-to-be-revealed/

Interesting feature on some 19th century recordings of Passamaquoddy language speakers:

www.npr.org/2019/09/03/748604202/histori...uoddy-tribal-members

More on the (possibly Southern Ute) finds near Durango:

www.kpax.com/news/political/national/tre...r-this-colorado-city

More on the Terror:

www.nytimes.com/2019/08/30/science/hms-t...klin-expedition.html

More on the 16 000 years bp (maybe) Cooper's Ferry site in Idaho:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/08/16000-ye...round-the-ice-sheet/
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/08/first-pe...-idaho-river-suggest
www.kmvt.com/content/news/Artifacts-disc...gest--559643301.html
www.idahostatejournal.com/opinion/column...8f-f1f98a2e51bf.html

More on the search for DNA at Meadowcroft Rockshelter:

triblive.com/local/regional/archaeologis...owcroft-rockshelter/
www.archaeology.org/news/7982-190903-pen...dowcroft-rockshelter

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Wildfires have destroyed a number of petroglyph sites in Bolivia:

www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-wildf...00-year-old-rock-art
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wildfi...-rock-art-180973048/

Feature on the search for Sac Balam:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/search-w...-find-lost-maya-city

Feature on Peruvian hairless dogs:

www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-49471593
en.mercopress.com/2019/09/03/peruvian-ha...-pre-columbian-times

Feature on restoration efforts at Chichen Itza:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/09/female-h...ts-ancient-splendor/

Pondering the eruption 1500 years bp of the Ilopango caldera and its effect on the Maya:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/08/25/ciencia/1566693862_034697.html

More on that mass child sacrifice site in Peru:

nypost.com/2019/09/02/archaeologists-fin...hild-sacrifice-site/
www.sciencetimes.com/articles/23739/2019...-mass-grave-peru.htm

More on Inca trophy heads:

www.sciencealert.com/the-inca-mounted-tr...ll-discovery-reveals
www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2019/09/02/in...ron-a-otros-pueblos/
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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An analysis of that recently-found John Locke treatise:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/s...lerant-as-we-thought

... and the treatise find (I don't think I mentioned it yet):

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/03/un...nal-democratic-ideas
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unknow...d-college-180973044/

Feature on Germany's oldest (sculpture) copy shop:

www.dw.com/en/germanys-oldest-copy-shop-...2097-html-newsletter

On hidden sketches beneath da Vinci's 'Virgin of the Rocks':

www.insidehook.com/daily_brief/arts-ente...-virgin-of-the-rocks

Studying the Humboldt travel journals:

www.dw.com/en/seeing-the-unicorn-the-cur...-journals/a-47471641

Victor Nuovo was pondering Emerson this week:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuov...on-nature-and-wisdom

Pondering what a restored Notre Dame will look like:

www.npr.org/2019/09/05/757472597/what-wi...wer-is-up-for-debate

On the history of childlessness:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/09/0...childlessness-today/

Interesting interview with an archaeology student at Tel Aviv airport:

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-i-e...-made-them-1.7804317

On commuting and urban planning:

www.citylab.com/transportation/2019/08/c...ning-history/597055/

Feature on Christian Maclagan:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/scotland-s-fir...-the-field-1-4999412

Feature on Alice Guy Blache:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/obituaries/al...ache-overlooked.html

Feature on Gothic architecture:

www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-49414835/...-modern-architecture

Arguing about the 'earlier Mona Lisa':

www.cnn.com/style/article/isleworth-mona-lisa/index.html

Feature on a couple of hoaxes that fooled Arthur Conan Doyle:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20190828-the-tw...d-arthur-conan-doyle

On the history of the elevator:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49567843

On the spread of Islam in the Christian world:

aeon.co/ideas/islam-spread-through-the-c...orld-via-the-bedroom

What it's like to live in a castle:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48949433

Latest Shroud of Turin claims:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...87-bb9b8c28c4a8.html

Feature on Napoleon:

www.livescience.com/napoleon-bonaparte.html

More on humans and the anthropocene:

news.yale.edu/2019/08/30/study-illuminat...as-transformed-earth
penntoday.upenn.edu/news/archaeologists-...10000-years-land-use
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/humans-ha...r-thousands-of-years
theconversation.com/surveying-archaeolog...-anthropocene-122008
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Verdi:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/arts/music/ve...library-ricordi.html

Lego Chinese Landmarks:

www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/arti...dden-city-terracotta

Fra Angelico:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-49553613

DaVinci:

www.francetoday.com/culture/art_and_desi...do-rules-the-louvre/

Alfred Munnings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-49557321

Kazakhstan's 'Golden Man':

vestnikkavkaza.net/articles/Kazakhstan%E...Heads-To-Turkey.html

Tutankhamen:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/sep/04/...khamun-ancient-egypt
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/03/wh...rench-visitor-record

Islamic Ink:

www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2019/09/...lamic-ink-at-the-met

Funding for a new Viking Ship Museum in Oslo:

www.newsinenglish.no/2019/09/02/state-fi...viking-ship-repairs/

Feature on the Wellcome Collection:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/arts/design/d...come-collection.html

A 'lost Rosetti' is going on display at the British Museum:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/se...ay-at-british-museum
www.artlyst.com/news/british-museum-acqu...ging-william-morris/

Harvard Art Museums are updating many of their painting labels:

frieze.com/article/harvard-art-museums-u...s-slavery-and-sexism

Feature on the Grand Egyptian Museum:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/sep/04/a...rand-egyptian-museum

An update on Brazil's National Museum:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/brazil...open-2022-180973034/

More on the reopening of the Tanta Museum:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...43-42cfa70d72b0.html
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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An Edward VIII pattern penny is coming to auction:

news.coinupdate.com/united-kingdom-excep...ed-later-this-month/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Digitally 'archiving' the amphitheater found at Verona a few years ago:

www.architectmagazine.com/technology/arc...urope-in-150-years_o

Feature on 'space archaeology':

www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/books/ho...f-antiquity-1.907366

Not sure where to put this item on the Earth Archive project:

coloradosun.com/2019/09/04/csu-chris-fis...idar-scan-the-earth/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA confirms that victims buried in a mass grave after a 1238 Mongol invasion of Yaroslavl were related:

www.livescience.com/family-massacre-mongol-army.html
phys.org/news/2019-09-genes-reveal-kinship-victims-mongol.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/miop-grk090219.php
www.archaeology.org/news/7987-190905-russia-medieval-grave

DNA suggest some continuity from the Dark Ages in populations in present-day Scotland:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/uoe-sgl090219.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190903101511.htm

A major DNA study of South and Central Asian populations is providing all sorts of info in Indo European languages, and migrations of various kinds:

source.wustl.edu/2019/09/ancient-dna-stu...across-central-asia/
www.news.ucsb.edu/2019/019614/ancient-migrations
phys.org/news/2019-09-largest-ever-ancie...millennia-south.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190905145348.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/wuis-ads090319.php
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-dna-...ian-language-farming
www.sciencealert.com/first-dna-from-this...-modern-south-asians
news.yahoo.com/ancient-dna-study-resolve...igins-194722045.html

... and there was special focus in some coverage on the genome of a 5000 years bp Harappan woman:

www.livescience.com/south-asians-descend...an-civilization.html
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/genome-n...ancient-civilization
www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...-researchers/597481/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=38478
www.archaeology.org/news/7990-190905-india-harappan-dna

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Entertainment-...-in-Jerusalem-600719

Cadiz:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/travel/cadiz-...corner-of-spain.html

Baden-Baden:

www.dw.com/en/flying-guide-baden-baden/av-50186401

Syracuse:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/travel/what-t...syracuse-sicily.html

Tirana:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/t-magazine/ti...ia-travel-guide.html

Rhine Castles:

www.dw.com/en/knights-and-kings-the-love...the-rhine/g-50322998

St Petersburg:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190905-the-ti...ounded-st-petersburg

Pula:

www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/euro...italy-in-the-balkans

Matera:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/sep/01/m...ital-of-culture-2019

Monte Testaccio:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/exploring-the-...io-area-of-rome.html

Aventine Hill:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/exploring-romes-aventine-hill.html
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PERFORMANCES
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Asterix: The Secret of the Magic Potion:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...e-date-a9089396.html

On Beethoven's 'Moonlight Sonata':

www.dw.com/en/beethovens-moonlight-sonat...o-germany/a-50273678

David Copperfield:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49550578

Philoctetes:

www.peoplesworld.org/article/the-art-of-...malibu-amphitheater/

Mythos (all three parts):

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/whats-on...hos-trilogy-16843677
www.thereviewshub.com/mythos-heroes-the-lowry-salford/
www.thereviewshub.com/mythos-men-the-lowry-salford/
www.thereviewshub.com/mythos-gods-the-lowry-salford/

Hercules:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/02/theater/hercu...works-delacorte.html
www.thedailybeast.com/disneys-hercules-i...al-for-the-trump-era
www.slantmagazine.com/theater/review-pub...h-female-liberation/

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CRIME BEAT
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conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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More on the British Museum's return of cuneiform tablets to Iraq:

menafn.com/1098956003/UK-Returns-Seized-...ical-Tablets-to-Iraq
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/british-...tablets-iraq-1306106
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-49550578
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on coins of the Kushan Empire:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-anci...f-the-kushan-empire/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n35.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n36.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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Mark Owen Lee:

classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-mark-owen-lee

Eliot Wirshbo:

classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-eliot-wirshbo

Larissa Bonfante:

www.archaeological.org/in-memoriam-larissa-bonfante/

Francisco Toledo:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/arts/design/f...sco-toledo-dead.html

James Atlas:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/05/books/james-atlas-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-the-31-2019
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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 a human presence in Northern France 650 000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2019-09-northern-france-inhabited-years.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/c-nfw091719.php

Suggestion that chronic ear infections may have led to the demise of
Neanderthals:

phys.org/news/2019-09-common-childhood-i...ss-neanderthals.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/sdhs-dac091819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190919080755.htm

Feature on heidelbergensis:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=13212

On giving birth, 2 million years bp:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49733888

Latest 'out of Africa needs to be rewritten maybe' piece:

www.sapiens.org/evolution/dispersal-hominin/

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AFRICA
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Interesting feature on some aspects of Berber mythology:

en.yabiladi.com/articles/details/83309/b...three-gods-that.html

Italy will be helping to restore some Libyan antiquities:

www.libyaherald.com/2019/09/18/italy-to-...-libyan-antiquities/

France helped in the restoration of some Sudanese antiquities:

www.voanews.com/africa/french-experts-re...hree-sudanese-relics
allafrica.com/stories/201909200174.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A schoolmaster in Sohag found a Ptolemaic temple beneath his house:

www.egyptindependent.com/schoolmaster-in...emple-beneath-house/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74815/Ptole...s-uncovered-in-Sohag

A 'mystery box' from Tut's tomb was opened for the first time:

nytimespost.com/egypt-bombshell-mystery-...rst-time-remarkable/

... and Zahi Hawass says he'll reveal how Tut died in 2020:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74860/Hawas...nkhamun-died-in-2020
www.egyptindependent.com/zahi-hawass-to-...amuns-death-by-2020/

... and some details about the Tut opera:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/35...uguration-of-Gr.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74897/Watch...promo-by-Zahi-Hawass

Restoration of more Ramses II statues in Luxor is under way:

www.arabnews.com/node/1554941/middle-east
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/egypt-st...s-ii-statues-1308918

Plans to restore a pair of New Kingdom sarcophagi:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/21/c_138411006.htm
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/22/c_138411368.htm

Plans to convert Tanis Archaeological City into an 'open museum':

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74930/Min-a...ity-into-open-museum

Pondering Rameses II's 'greatness':

www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-egyp...great-brilliant-why/

On the reverence for crocodiles in Egypt:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/2...ed-killed-mummified/

Somewhat vague item on the find of a mosaic floor at Yerevan, apparently with Urartian connections:

armenpress.am/eng/news/988191.html

Less vague item on Urartian finds from a site in Iran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/440295/Relics-r...nd-in-northwest-Iran

Feature on Khirbet Al Umari:

menafn.com/1099012834/Treasure-hunting-t...al-siteDutch-scholar

Plenty of coverage of the possible identification of the site of Edom:

www.aftau.org/news-page-archaeology?storyid4677=2482&ncs4677=3
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/afot-tau091819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190918140804.htm
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Israel...ngdom-of-Edom-602158
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...e-edomites-1.7855111
www.jewishpress.com/news/on-campus/tau-u...al-study/2019/09/18/
www.theblaze.com/news/archaeologists-anc...ical-kingdom-of-edom
journals.plos.org/plosone/article/commen...journal.pone.0221967

... and with a focus on copper production there:

phys.org/news/2019-09-technological-edom...om-10th-century.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/p-at091119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190918140804.htm
www.livescience.com/edomites-went-throug...hnological-leap.html
www.timesofisrael.com/bible-era-nomadic-...-tech-copper-mavens/
arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/ancient-...hnological-advances/

More on the mosaics at the 'Burnt Church' at Hippos Sussita:

www.livescience.com/ancient-mosaic-new-testament-miracle.html
www.theblaze.com/news/mosaic-in-israel-l...cle-of-loaves-fishes
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/hippos-sussita-mosaic-07612.html
www.cnn.com/travel/article/ancient-mosai...intl-scli/index.html
www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-unearth-mo...destroyed-fire-32455
www.thedailybeast.com/have-archaeologist...e-jesus-fed-the-5000
www.archaeology.org/news/8018-190919-israel-church-mosaic

More on the possible location of the site of Emmaus being found:

www.livescience.com/village-jesus-visite...xion-discovered.html

Feature on the 'competition' to restore Palmyra:

www.jpost.com/Middle-East/The-battle-for-Palmyra-602118
www.ft.com/content/91ab59cc-d932-11e9-9c26-419d783e10e8

Commentary on that ancient mosque find in Rahat:

hyperallergic.com/518160/an-archaeologic...dows-mass-evictions/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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There's a 23 000 years bp wall in Theopetra Cave, apparently:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/20/theo...nstruction-on-earth/

A gold mask and bronze helmets dating to the 6th century BCE from Ahlada:

phys.org/news/2019-09-greek-archaeologis...ches-overlooked.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/21/gold...macedonian-warriors/
www.timesunion.com/news/article/Greek-ar...oked-by-14455257.php
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/gree...b8a9c9ca2_story.html

A 2600 years bp gorgon image (fragmentary) from a cave in Gibraltar:

www.gbc.gi/news/ancient-greek-relic-iden...earthed-gorhams-cave

A Hellenistic lion statue from Assos:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/09/20/lio...covered-in-canakkale
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/turkish-...-lion-statue-1309839
www.archaeology.org/news/8021-190920-turkey-lion-statue

An update on the dig at Alexandria Troas:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/architectural-...come-to-light-146706

'Important' Roman finds from near Segontium Roman Fort:

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-new...school-site-16956249

Illegal excavations in Mardin revealed a Roman mosaic:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/18/ro...in-se-turkeys-mardin

A pair of Roman statues recently found in Israel now have a home:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/No-longer-home...gional-museum-602494

Remains of a 4th century CE abbatoir from Ipplepen are extending the map of Roman occupation:

phys.org/news/2019-09-discovery-rare-roman-cattle-bones.html
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/16/...-map-of-roman-empire
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/09/18/anot...-did-us-womens-make/
www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/grueso...y-rare-roman-3323630
www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/ancient-butcher-...-rule-191453882.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/upscal...d-britain-180973161/
www.archaeology.org/news/8010-190916-england-roman-butcher

Latest finds from the dig at Ribchester Roman fort:

www.burnleyexpress.net/education/dig-rew...roman-fort-1-9998929

A 2000 years bp milestone was being used as a coffee table in Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/2-000-year-old...-turkeys-west-146667
www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/19/20...e-in-southern-turkey

I think we mentioned the identification of the site of Tenea:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190915-the-di...-greek-city-of-tenea

Some 1st century 'pendants' excavated at the beginning of the 20th century in Shropshire have been reidentified as makeup tools:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-shropshire-49728401
uk.news.yahoo.com/roman-pendants-reveale...t-eye-230100007.html
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/18/...n-makeup-applicators
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-...eup-tools-180973184/

Concerns for the Roman catacombs in Gozo:

timesofmalta.com/articles/view/unique-ro...ked-from-view.735962

Mary Boatwright was talking about ancient revolts:

www.elonnewsnetwork.com/article/2019/09/...n-the-modern-context

Feature on Elizabeth Shrader's work on Mary Magdalene:

www.dukechronicle.com/article/2019/09/du...e-researcher-correct

Peter Jones was pondering David Cameron:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/09/david-camero...r-in-ancient-greece/

Honours for Jacques Bailly:

www.uvm.edu/cas/news/national-spelling-b...cques-bailly-honored

What Marc Erwin Babej and William Wylie are up to:

www.wesleyan.edu/cfa/events/2019/09-2019...019-artist-talk.html

Nice feature on Latin in an Australian school:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/education/latin...20190913-p52r5s.html
www.smh.com.au/education/latin-is-immort...20190913-p52r5s.html

Feature on NASA's use of Classics:

eidolon.pub/latin-unmoored-7b0fcbe47bbd

Feature on scanning Plautine verse:

medium.com/in-medias-res/how-to-fake-it-...----be29a880a537---4

Pondering Aspasia/Diotima:

menafn.com/1099020310/Socrates-in-love-h...f-Western-philosophy

An Iliad reading at Emory:

emorywheel.com/reading-of-homers-iliad-t...s-to-ancient-greece/

The Temple of Poseidon is the latest ancient edifice to host a fashion show:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/17/gree...t-ever-catwalk-show/

On drinking vinegar in Roman times:

www.seattletimes.com/pacific-nw-magazine...d-an-ancient-empire/

On some details about 'Gladiator' you might not have been aware of:

screenrant.com/gladiator-unnoticed-hidden-details/

Feature on Roman law:

ricochet.com/podcast/the-libertarian/the-beauty-of-roman-law/

On the popularity of Stoicism today:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/20/le...us-about-how-to-live

Feature on Virgil:

www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-cultur...the-homeless-nations

The return of the Parthenon Marbles is a major focus for the Culture
Minister:

www.ekathimerini.com/244546/article/ekat...efront-minister-says
www.thenationalherald.com/260895/greek-c...r-parthenon-marbles/

... and Coca Cola can't use the Parthenon in advertising any more:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/18/coca...bols-in-advertising/

OpEd on the Marbles and the BM:

www.thenationalherald.com/261207/on-the-...he-art-of-hypocrisy/

On Roman history and the future of the US:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/09/1...ing-americas-future/

On Alexander the Great and globalization:

www.financialmirror.com/blog-details.php?nid=2328

On Socrates and responding to climate change:

theconversation.com/be-excellent-how-anc...limate-crisis-123854

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 figurine of a female torso dating to 4600 BCE or so from Suvorovo:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/09/14/pre...ias-black-sea-coast/
www.archaeology.org/news/8007-190916-bulgaria-woman-torso

A Bronze Age phallic statue from Sweden:

www.thescottishsun.co.uk/tech/4735102/my...r-fertility-rituals/

5000 years bp tools, pottery, and food remains from a site in Devon:

www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/incred...est-settlers-3333618

'Guard chambers' revealed at an Iron Age hillfort in Shropshire:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/n...on-age-hillfort-dig/
www.archaeology.org/news/8012-190917-eng...-shropshire-hillfort

A 750 years bp scroll is shedding light on Gloucester Castle:

www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-england-bristol-4...ed-gloucester-castle

A carving of Eleanor of Aquitaine (maybe) found during conservation work at Bradwell Abbey:

www.miltonkeynes.co.uk/news/people/ancie...ton-keynes-1-9072800
www.archaeology.org/news/8008-190916-eng...eleanor-of-aquitaine

Evidence of a medieval tower structure at the Trapesitsa Fortress:

archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2019/09/18/ext...rias-veliko-tarnovo/

A 19th century (?) pipe kiln find from Wrocester:

www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/17909674.pi...gate-park-worcester/

A rising tide helped William Wallace to win at Stirling Bridge, apparently:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/rising-tide-d...ial-battle-zmqjq0ldx

Research on a painted German shield in the Landesmuseum suggests it's 1700 years bp:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/shield-frag...erman-panel-painting
www.archaeology.org/news/8016-190918-german-panel-painting

Suggestion that Viking berserkers ingested henbane:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/viking-b...e-trance-like-state/

Remembering the discovery of the Whitehorse Hill cist back in 2011:

www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/spooky...und-dartmoor-3303645

The Church of Scotland is suing for its share of a Viking hoard found on church land:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-49707693
www.sundaypost.com/fp/i-understand-there...it-has-come-to-this/

6500 19th century burials excavated prior to HS2 station construction in
Birmingham:

www.expressandstar.com/news/local-hubs/b...d-of-hs2-with-video/
www.thebusinessdesk.com/westmidlands/new...-to-pave-way-for-hs2

Protection for a pre-WWI battleship wreck off Lundy Island:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/20/...d-special-protection

An interesting 800 years bp figurine of Jesus is being returned to York (not sure if this is really repatriation):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-49756235
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/20/...yed-yorkshire-museum

Digging has resumed at Clare Castle Country Park:

www.haverhillecho.co.uk/news/archaeology...to-the-past-9083230/

More on that Roman bronze cauldron find in Norway:

www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2019/09/...ogists/#590e79832b81

More on that Pictish burial ground near Muir of Ord:

www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/invern...nd-near-muir-of-ord/

More on plans for Brenel's 'other bridge':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-49717278

More on that 'multiple head clan feud' burial:

www.livescience.com/six-skulls-scotland-clan-war.html

More on drought revealing the 'Spanish Stonehenge':

www.iflscience.com/environment/summer-dr...-lake-for-50-years-/

More on Vikings on Iceland and the demise of walrus:

www.newscientist.com/article/2216471-vik...xtinction-for-ivory/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ngs-ate-it-1.7843632
www.archaeology.org/news/8015-190918-iceland-walrus-extinction

More on that Norman coin hoard find:

www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/news/derby-news...ennies-found-3259641

More on use of pig grease at Stonehenge:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...-stonehenge-16946695
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence of Early Neolithic aquaculture from Jiahu:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190916114026.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/mpif-nss091619.php
arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/fish-far...der-than-we-thought/

Carbon dating has confirmed an Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region site is
Neolithic:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/20/c_138407631.htm

From the same region comes word of the find of a 1000 years bp royal burial:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/16/c_138394935.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/8009-190916-china-painted-tomb

I think we mentioned this 19th century Chinese battleship wreck in the Yellow Sea:

www.ecns.cn/news/society/2019-09-19/deta...fzpefys6625208.shtml

Carbon dating suggests finds from Keeladi may be 300 years older than previously thought:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nad.../article29461583.ece
www.archaeology.org/news/8022-190920-india-sangam-era

A large Nataraja idol find from Adhirampattinam:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/...cleshow/71192476.cms

Wondering about a 'pillar like structure' found at a 'car shed' site in Aarey Colony:

www.mid-day.com/articles/mumbai-12th-cen...e-hushed-up/21739195

The ASI has a plan to register 'family treasures':

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/asi...cleshow/71192577.cms
www.deccanherald.com/state/karnataka-dis...ue-drive-762894.html

An old 'rubbish pit' beneath Blenheim Bridge (NZ):

www.stuff.co.nz/national/115819991/old-r...eath-blenheim-bridge

Evidence of an apparently undocumented European fortress in Tidore
(Indonesia):

en.antaranews.com/news/133072/archaeolog...n-fortress-in-tidore

Plans to rebury a 155 years bp shipwreck found on a Victoria beach:

au.news.yahoo.com/recovery-reburial-vic-...-140529862--spt.html

Restoration work has resumed at a 14th century 'educational complex' in
Azerbaijan:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/440327/New-roun...-educational-complex

Feature on mass production techniques for the terracotta warriors:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07n8vwl/how-mass...ction-shaped-history

Feature on a Dong Yuan painting that has limited viewings:

www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/chinas-greates...asures?vpid=p07n1ksh

Feature on Lady Han Ximeng:

www.bbc.com/reel/playlist/chinas-greates...asures?vpid=p07n1fhk
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of trade between the Great Lakes and ancient Georgia coast some
4000 years bp:

www.sciencenews.org/article/island-grave...ng-ancient-americans
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/grave-...southeast-180973150/

Assorted finds from a dig at Pointe-Claire:

globalnews.ca/news/5914928/montreal-hist...-archaeological-dig/
montreal.ctvnews.ca/history-of-early-set...nte-claire-1.4601772

The discovery of a possibly Native American burial has occasioned a dig at a condo construction site in Florida:

www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-r...r-shores/2373336001/
cbs12.com/news/local/bones-found-in-indi...-native-american-man

19th century finds at an Embarcadero housing site:

www.sfgate.com/local/article/Thousands-o...ars-old-14453566.php

Latest 19th century ship find in Lake Michigan:

www.latimes.com/world-nation/story/2019-...878-in-lake-michigan

Feature on a WCU dig at a Cherokee site in Cherokee, appropriately enough:

www.smokymountainnews.com/outdoors/item/...ver-cherokee-history

Hypish sort of thing on a University of Idaho dig in Moscow:

www.uiargonaut.com/2019/09/18/u-of-i-arc...-moscow-high-school/

Still anticipating the find of the Endeavour:

www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/marine-a...ooks-lost-endeavour/

That border wall/fence is raising concerns for 20+ archaeological sites in
Arizona:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/us/politics/a...tes-border-wall.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/america...report-a9109741.html
www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/0917...rchaeological-sites/
www.denverpost.com/2019/09/17/trump-bord...-sites-park-service/
www.washingtonpost.com/immigration/borde...b57cf6abd_story.html
www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-0...cal-sites-organ-pipe

Possible Native American remains on Hutchinson Island in the wake of Hurricane Dorian:

www.wptv.com/news/local-news/martin-coun...ing-hurricane-dorian

High waters in the Great Lakes are apparently causing all sorts of things to wash ashore:

www.detroitnews.com/story/news/local/mic...rtifacts/2304518001/

Ongoing efforts to preserve a Hopewell Mound in Butler County:

www.journal-news.com/news/local/butler-c...p32woHmCJhcHgYLW7WI/
butlercountyoh.us/fortifiedhillbutlercounty/
www.wcpo.com/news/local-news/butler-coun...nds-in-butler-county

Latest piece in/on the peopling of North America puzzle:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=13322

Not sure if we mentioned this 'frozen poop knife' recreation experiment:

www.livescience.com/frozen-poop-knife.html
www.sapiens.org/archaeology/poop-knife-frozen/

Feature on the impeachment of Samuel Chase:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/09/1...pisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

In case you missed the 'Connecticut Vampire' stuff a while back:

www.connecticutmag.com/history/the-myste...a6-1b717e11b783.html

Feature on the 'first practicing Jew' in North America:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/americas-...s-his-due-180973186/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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400 years bp vessels from Tiwanaku:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_america...b8a9c9ca2_story.html
www.apnews.com/00e25e2e9f1c4229a8dafed1df5834a5
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologis...ear-old-14450659.php
www.archaeology.org/news/8019-190919-bolivia-tiwanaku-pottery

Latest finds reveal the extent of the Mayan city of X'baatun:

mexiconewsdaily.com/news/further-discove...endor-of-mayan-city/

... and looting is a problem there too:

yucatanexpatlife.com/looters-are-raiding...yan-city-of-xbaatun/

On evidence for 'ancient use of fire' in the Amazon:

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/2...-entirely-different/


Latest 'lost city' search in Brazil:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07ngm8k/the-hidd...an-undiscovered-city
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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Tracing the rise of inequality to the use of ox-drawn plows:

phys.org/news/2019-09-inequality-weve-ro...-late-neolithic.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/sfi-iww091819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190918100228.htm
www.zmescience.com/science/oxen-stone-age-economy-8234224/

The Oriental Institute is celebrating its centennial:

hpherald.com/2019/09/17/u-of-c-s-orienta...lebrates-centennial/
www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/mus...j4htwv65q-story.html

On the problem with giant tour ships:

www.theguardian.com/business/2019/sep/16...-of-the-cruise-ships

Feature on Elizabeth Gloucester:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/18/obituaries/el...ster-overlooked.html

On the history of celebrity:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/modern...history-kardashians/

Rethinking Poe's influences:

elm.washcoll.edu/index.php/2019/09/engli...-of-poe-in-new-book/

That Egyptian boat recreation is being donated to Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/2019/09/20/ger...ptian-ship-to-turkey
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/german-archaeo...hip-to-turkey-146731

A painting from a small-town New York auction a while ago might be a van
Dyck:

www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article...llector-14449640.php

Milton's notes on Shakespeare have been found, apparently:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/sep/16/wh...r-to-have-been-found
www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/theater/milto...ioncollection%2Farts
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/john-m...rst-folio-180973165/

... and a 'secret message' in his Paradise Lost:

www.livescience.com/secret-message-in-milton-paradise-lost.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/studen...dise-lost-180973176/

Feature on the 25 greatest philosophers:

www.thelivemirror.com/greatest-philosophers-of-all-time/

St John the Divine Cathedral in New York is also recovering from a fire:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/arts/design/s...-cathedral-fire.html

Victor Nuovo on Thoreau:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuovo-thoreau-walden-pond

More on the Cornish origin of Bronze Age tin in the Mediterranean:

www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/uk/cornwall-tin-i...-scli-gbr/index.html
www.timesofisrael.com/groundbreaking-stu...re-mined-in-england/
journals.plos.org/plosone/article/author...journal.pone.0218326
www.archaeology.org/news/8011-190917-bronze-age-tin

Some 'little known' things about Raiders of the Lost Ark:

screenrant.com/indiana-jones-raiders-los...rprises-easter-eggs/

Latest Turin Shroud claims:

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S1296207419304534

Review of a book about van Gogh's sister-in-law:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-bi...obscurity-180973183/

Honours for Barbara Kaim:

www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281025/polish-...be-honored-in-tehran
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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William Jackson Palmer:

gazette.com/arts-entertainment/colorado-...53-83d3904ef424.html

Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind:

phys.org/news/2019-09-museum-unveils-fos...radle-humankind.html

The AUC donated a number of items to the National Museum of Egyptian
Civilization:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/74885/Pics-...l-Museum-of-Egyptian
egyptindependent.com/auc-hands-over-5000...yptian-civilization/

Pompeii and Santorini:

www.wantedinrome.com/whatson/pompeii-and...ibition-in-rome.html

Verrocchio:

www.wsj.com/articles/verrocchio-sculptor...he-pupil-11568837562

Durer:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190917-albre...with-a-magical-touch
www.albertina.at/en/exhibitions/albrecht-duerer/

Feature on the Museum of Ancient Arles:

www.francetoday.com/culture/treasures-of...um-of-ancient-arles/

Feature on various German museums:

www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/euro...nys-buried-treasures

Feature on the Rothschild collection:

www.countrylife.co.uk/luxury/art-and-ant...y-open-public-203889

Feature on the Getty's major plan to save threatened antiquities:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/17/arts/design/g...rust-james-cuno.html
blogs.getty.edu/iris/getty-launches-ancient-worlds-now/
www.theartnewspaper.com/news/getty-plans...-s-cultural-heritage
in-cyprus.com/paphos-mosaics-included-in...reserve-antiquities/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/getty-...age-sites-180973182/

... op Ed on same:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-vie...llen-idols-xj9tgpkz0
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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Big bucks for a bust of Arisophanes:

www.saffronwaldenreporter.co.uk/news/sworders-1-6276870

Some pre-Hispanic items were on the block in France, despite objections from the Mexican government:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/09/despite-...auctioned-in-france/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on Davide Tanasi's 'digital archaeology' efforts:

phys.org/news/2019-09-digital-archaeologist-inaccessible.html
www.chicagotribune.com/sns-a-digital-arc...-20190919-story.html

I think we mentioned this digital reconstruction of 'humanity's oldest
ancestor':

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/10/science/human...-skull-computer.html

Feature on space archaeology with a Maya focus:

www.ibtimes.sg/space-archaeology-how-lon...scovered-space-32512
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Really not sure where to [ut this one: facial reconstruction of a Denisovan based on DNA:

phys.org/news/2019-09-glimpse-ancient-de...dna-methylation.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/cp-fga091219.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/thuo-llh091919.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190919114858.htm
www.livescience.com/Denisovan-facial-rec...dna-methylation.html
www.bbc.com/news/world-49760240
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/19/...ient-denisovan-human
www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/See-the-fac...-old-ancestor-602259
www.timesofisrael.com/meet-the-denisovan...cient-humans-a-face/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-gro...ooked-like-1.7865148
www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2019/...atic-human-relative/
www.washingtonpost.com/science/2019/09/1...stor-gets-face-body/
www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-09-19...usins-the-denisovans
www.cnn.com/2019/09/19/world/denisovan-f...-look-scn/index.html
www.newsweek.com/first-ever-reconstructi...man-ancestor-1459978
www.apnews.com/c5434860797e4e53b99e3654f2392b83
www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-dna-...van-girl-looked-like
www.archaeology.org/news/8017-190919-denisovan-dna-portrait

Using DNA to clarify the colonial history of Puerto Rico:

www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2019...icos-history/598246/

Descendents of early Europeans and Africans in the US carry Native American DNA, apparently:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190919142344.htm
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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More climate change concerns for sites in the Arctic:

www.apollo-magazine.com/polar-bare-how-c...sites-in-the-arctic/

... and in a similar vein:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190916-a-race...cue-frozen-artefacts
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Minoan sites:

neoskosmos.com/en/146316/echoes-of-the-m...-of-greek-antiquity/

Dresden:

www.dw.com/en/the-baroque-city-of-dresden-in-360/a-40294060

Athens:

www.dw.com/en/europes-most-beautiful-cities-athens/a-50458909
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PERFORMANCES
================================================================
African-American-authored operas:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/19/arts/music/bl...peras-composers.html

George Gurdjieff:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/arts/music/gurdjieff-ensemble.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Egypt has accused a former Italian honorary consul of smuggling a huge number of antiquities:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/35...tice-for-Italia.aspx
www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190917-egypt...smuggling-artefacts/
egyptianstreets.com/2019/09/17/egypt-iss...uggling-antiquities/
www.gdnonline.com/Details/608724/Egypt%E...ian-honorary-consul-
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/17/c_138398799.htm

A bust in Sulaimani of folks smuggling antiquities and human organs (!):

www.nrttv.com/en/News.aspx?id=15173&MapID=1

An antiquities bust in Charsadda:

arynews.tv/en/charsadda-police-foil-bid-...-arrest-two-persons/
dailytimes.com.pk/468378/charsadda-polic...rtifacts-arrest-two/

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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On Egyptian efforts to recover antiquities lost to smugglers and 'Western
museums':

www.alaraby.co.uk/english/indepth/2019/9...tolen-artefacts-back
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/egypt-ho...tern-museums-1309427

France returned an Arabic inscription to Saudi Arabia:

saudigazette.com.sa/article/577569

A Greek marble stele from Greece was returned to a museum in Munich:

eu.greekreporter.com/2019/09/18/marble-s...ed-to-munich-museum/

Italy returned some smuggled objects to Libya:

www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/libyan-emba...gled-artefacts-libya

Iraq will be repatriating a pile of smuggled artifacts from Turkey:

www.rudaw.net/english/culture/210920191

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n37.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n38.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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Noel Robertson:

educationnewscanada.com/article/educatio...ssics-professor.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...er-8-through-14-2019
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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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Studying the dirt in the Denisova Cave complex:

phys.org/news/2019-09-dishing-dirt-early-cave.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/fu-dtd092019.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190926073340.htm
gizmodo.com/archaeologists-are-learning-...-what-liv-1838454833

The folks occupying Qesem Cave 420 000 years bp or so were collecting feathers, apparently:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...-years-ago-1.7883700
www.archaeology.org/news/8026-190924-qesem-cave-swan

On the 'many origins' of modern humans:

phys.org/news/2019-09-modern-humans-species.html

Traces of a human presence in Iran some 40 000 years bp:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/440481/Traces-o...und-in-southern-Iran

Pondering a wide range of petroglyphs along the coast of South Africa:

phys.org/news/2019-09-ancient-humans-pat...culptures-south.html

More on Neanderthals and ear infections:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/sdhs-dac091819.php
www.archaeology.org/news/8035-190927-neanderthal-ear-infections

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Ptolemaic temple from Sohag:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/3517...ed-in-Egypts-So.aspx

On hunting and mummifying crocodiles in Egypt:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...rocodiles-180973197/

Some coverage of the removal of Tut's sarcophagus:

metro.co.uk/2019/09/22/pictures-show-tut...first-time-10786447/

What Zahi Hawass is up to:

www.egyptindependent.com/egyptologist-za...quities-in-new-book/

Some 2700 years bp cuneiform tablets from Hadid suggest there weren't any people with Hebrew names around:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...conquerors-1.7906334

Pondering that big green rock in Hattusa:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/27/ar...ck-in-central-turkey

Feature on Jerash:

www.nationalgeographic.com/archaeology-a...ient-city-of-jordan/

... and a Middle Islamic period settlement in Jerash is being studied:

menafn.com/1099037728/Scholars-study-set...-Mile-Islamic-period

Nice feature on the colorization/restoration of a Palmyrene lady's funeral
monument:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/beauty-brou...life-in-vivid-colour

More on the finds associated with the Edomite kingdom:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/archaeologist...ce-of-edom-lpjzjdxff
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...the-edomite-kingdom/

Feature on ten Holy Land finds over the years:

www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-hist...nd-dead-sea-scrolls/

Another feature on the OI's centennial:

chicago.suntimes.com/2019/9/26/20880663/...-anniversary-chicago

Latest 'not to blame' piece on Jesus' crucifixion:

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAG...ar-asserts-1.7913272

Studying the impact of Crusaders on a monastery in Petra:

menafn.com/1099047366/Italian-scholar-st...s-on-Petra-monastery

Feature on Shahr-e Sukhteh:

en.mehrnews.com/news/150573/Shahr-e-Sukh...s-archaeological-gem

The UAE has opened its oldest Christian sites to the public:

www.euronews.com/2019/09/27/sir-bani-yas...-opens-to-the-public

Saudi Arabia is opening up to foreign tourists:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49848068
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Brief item on a Linear A inscripton from Mount Psiloritis:

www.ekathimerini.com/244956/gallery/ekat...ast-on-mt-psiloritis

I think we mentioned the finds (including a gold funerary mask) from this archaic cemetery in Achlada:

neoskosmos.com/en/146830/greek-archaeolo...t-behind-by-looters/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...and-doric-myths.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8023-190923-greece-warrior-cemetery

A site in Gloucestershire is shedding light on early farming in Roman
Britain:

www.punchline-gloucester.com/articles/aa...rk-at-housing-estate

A very interesting Roman-era balsamarium from a burial site in Bulgaria:

www.livescience.com/ancient-sports-fan-jar-found-in-grave.html
www.ibtimes.sg/ancient-head-shaped-jar-b...-fans-skeleton-32609
www.archaeology.org/news/8036-190927

Unexpected find of a Roman fort/defense structure during construction of a bus station in Exeter:

news.exeter.gov.uk/remains-of-roman-defe...-s-bus-station-site/
www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/roman-...overed-under-3362806
eastdevonnews.co.uk/2019/09/28/video-rem...er-bus-station-site/
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/26/...r-exeter-bus-station
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-49844500
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/roman-fo...us-station-fd53jzwl9
www.wgmd.com/ancient-roman-fort-found-in...mpletely-unexpected/
www.yahoo.com/entertainment/roman-fort-r...ation-143510438.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/constr...s-station-180973237/
www.archaeology.org/news/8034-190926-england-roman-fort

... and they're saying it won't slow down construction of the station:

www.theconstructionindex.co.uk/news/view...s-will-not-slow-kier

Plenty of Roman finds from Caernarfon (near Segontium Roman fort):

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-new...school-site-16956249

A Roman bath from Kutahya (Turkey ... I think the BC should be a CE):

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/09/26/an...keys-western-kutahya
www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/ancient-roman-b...stern-turkey/1594788

Roman/Byzantine finds continue to be excavated at Dreamer's Bay (Cyprus):

cyprus-mail.com/2019/09/27/more-excavati...way-at-dreamers-bay/

Feature on W&M participation in the dig at the Sanctuary of the Great Gods:

www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/wm-faculty,...f-the-great-gods.php

Feature on the destruction of Pompeii:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/destru...-when-where-podcast/

Feature on Stratonicus:

www.vpr.org/post/timeline-stratonicus-sharp-tongued-citharist

Feature on the first photo of the Acropolis:

greeknewsagenda.gr/index.php/topics/cult...olis-and-its-history

Feature on ancient Dion:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/24/the-...s-of-dion-macedonia/

Feature on Thermopylae:

www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-gree...and-leonidas-xerxes/

Something paywalled about grapes on Vesuvius:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/ireland/ancie...reek-to-me-s90p8q3sq

Interesting feature on 'minoanizing' paintings in the Eastern Mediterranean:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/09/Whats-in-a...inoanizing-Paintings

A MacArthur Genius Grant for Emily Wilson:

www.inquirer.com/arts/books/macarthur-ge...dyssey-20190925.html
www.phillyvoice.com/genius-grant-winner-...dation-philadelphia/
kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/mac...hilly-gets-big-bucks
www.macfound.org/videos/649/

Shelley Haley is the new SCS president:

www.hamilton.edu/news/story/classical-st...ociety-shelley-haley

On Zahra Elhanbaly's work in Paros:

phys.org/news/2019-09-ancient-architectu...rtifacts-greece.html

Feature on Kevin Dicus' work digging garbage of assorted ancient sites:

around.uoregon.edu/content/prof-cleans-o...-digging-its-garbage

On Sarah McCallum's Latin poetry composition club:

www.wildcat.arizona.edu/article/2019/09/...try-composition-club

What Virginia McClatchey is up to:

thesewaneepurple.org/2019/09/25/love-of-...erything-in-between/

Luca Grillo and 'in fimo' is back in the news:

al.nd.edu/news/latest-news/classics-prof...nation-of-excrement/

Mary beard on what antiquity can teach us about politics:

www.theartnewspaper.com/interview/a-demo...about-political-spin

Peter Jones on Athenians and referenda:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/09/would-the-at...a-second-referendum/

What Simon Sinek is up to:

diverseeducation.com/article/155776/

A marathon reading of Emily Wilson's Odyssey translation:

theaquinian.net/homers-words-womens-voices/

On the value of learning Latin:

www.citizen-times.com/story/news/local/2...ar-skill/2340433001/

Prices to enter the Colosseum are going up:

www.thelocal.it/20190923/rome-raises-the...siting-the-colosseum

A plea to stop comparing the US to the decline of Rome:

www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/09/2...cient-romes-decline/
www.twincities.com/2019/09/26/zachary-ka...cient-romes-decline/

... not sure where Brexit comparisons fit into that plea:

reaction.life/brexit-paralysis-its-like-...ine-of-ancient-rome/

On Classics and the alt-right:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/education/why-t...20190923-p52u1e.html

On an upcoming portrayal of Cleopatra:

faroutmagazine.co.uk/the-portrayal-of-cl...019-film-and-beyond/

Feature on the effects of an ancient Roman soldier's fart:

www.thescottishsun.co.uk/tech/4753096/ro...le-historian-claims/
www.thesun.ie/tech/4579540/roman-soldier...le-historian-claims/

Latest businessmen like Stoicism piece:

www.entrepreneur.com/article/338735

... and we're starting to see interest in Epicureanism:

www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-be-an-epicur...rinciple-11569367582
www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2019/09.../nwl/n/n/NA/315422/n

Boris Johnson was comparing Brexit to Prometheus:

www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/boris-j...etheus-a4245726.html
www.sbs.com.au/news/brexit-an-experience...k-myth-of-prometheus

More on that mosaic-incoorporating hotel in Antakya:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2019/...otel-in-antakya.html

In case you missed mention of that Roman cauldron found in Norway:

norwegianscitechnews.com/2019/09/roman-b...norway-burial-mound/
www.archaeology.org/news/8030-190925-norway-roman-vessel

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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Some bones found in Somerset fifty years ago have been dated to 9000+ years
bp:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-49739955

Plenty of coverage of the Neolithic 'baby bottle' evidence of human consumption of animal milk:

phys.org/news/2019-09-evidence-early-baby-bottles-animal.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/uob-fef092319.php
www.livescience.com/ancient-sippy-cups.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/sep/25/...from-pots-says-study
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49813039
www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/science/prehi...ic-baby-bottles.html
www.latimes.com/science/story/2019-09-25...nk-milk-from-bottles
www.dw.com/en/scientists-unearth-prehist...n-germany/a-50587532
parenting.nytimes.com/feeding/prehistori...ng&rank=1&position=1
www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2019/09/25/...l-milk-from-a-bottle
www.cnn.com/2019/09/25/health/prehistori...ttles-scn/index.html
www.bostonglobe.com/news/nation/2019/09/...j1HHXSWiP/story.html
news.yahoo.com/mouths-babes-bottles-wean...fants-170142227.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/prehistoric...y-bottles-07628.html
www.sciencenews.org/article/baby-bottles...ack-millennia-europe
www.nature.com/articles/s41586-019-1572-x
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=38877
gizmodo.com/babies-in-prehistoric-europe...-from-cer-1838444140
www.archaeology.org/news/8031-190925-prehistoric-baby-feeding

'Mega structures' associated with the Tripolye culture in the Ukraine were apparently giant settlement/community centre things:

phys.org/news/2019-09-tripolye-mega-stru...ancient-centers.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/p-tw091819.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190925154029.htm
www.livescience.com/mysterious-megastruc...ripolye-culture.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/mega-struct...y-centers-07630.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...ttlementsx-1.7912585
www.archaeology.org/news/8032-190926-ukr...storic-megastructure

Medieval finds from Dundalk:

www.independent.ie/regionals/argus/news/...arthed-38525955.html

A 1700 years bp gold bracelet from Estonia:

news.err.ee/983708/archaeologists-find-r...bracelet-in-saaremaa
www.archaeology.org/news/8027-190924-estonia-gold-bracelet

Not sure if we mentioned these skeletal remains in a Pictish burial from
Tarradale:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/pictish-human-...haeologist-1-5010647
www.thenational.scot/news/17924658.scott...ailed-eureka-moment/
www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49809023
metro.co.uk/2019/09/24/ghostly-outlines-...discovered-10801281/
www.archaeology.org/news/8028-190924-scotland-pict-burial

A Viking burial house find in central Norway:

phys.org/news/2019-09-viking-age-mortuary-house-central.html
www.lifeinnorway.net/viking-burial-house-uncovered-in-norway/
norwegianscitechnews.com/2019/09/viking-...d-in-central-norway/

Fragments of 100 or so Viking swords from northern Estonia:

news.err.ee/986495/fragments-of-100-viki...hed-in-north-estonia

Concerns for assorted wall paintings in England:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-49798486
www.kentonline.co.uk/dartford/news/ancie...serious-risk-212886/

... and the Wemyss Cave paintings:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20190926-these-...ings-may-soon-vanish

A large 1000 years bp silver coin hoard from Lincolnshire:

www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/uk-world...unique-anglo-3354432

Reviewish thing on a book about that Anglo Saxon warrior burial near Bamburgh Castle a decade or so ago:

www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-...t-excavated-16971069

This year's Saxon finds from the Grosvenor Park dig in Chester:

www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-che...uncover-new-16970655

600 years bp 'ankle boots' (and textiles) from a burial in Scotland:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/600-year-old-p...-highlands-1-5009775
www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49809022

Remains of a medieval road in Barrow excavated by school children:

www.nwemail.co.uk/news/17927398.children...edieval-road-barrow/

Mapping 16th/17th century Scottish witch hunts:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/map-vi...tch-hunts-180973226/

A trio of 17th century shipwrecks from Gothenburg:

www.thelocal.se/20190926/three-17th-cent...n-central-gothenburg

Latest finds from the Sheffield Castle dig:

www.thestar.co.uk/retro/remarkable-findi...tant-activity-637099

Architects have recreated the Triana Gate in Seville:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/uos-ahr092719.php
phys.org/news/2019-09-architects-recreat...uerta-de-triana.html

UK Navy divers had to destroy a WWII bomb found in a 17th century warship
shipwreck:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-49863564

Marking the centennial of the sale of the Cerne Abbas village:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-49801454

Cooperative restoration of a couple of Byzantine churches on Cyprus:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/09/22/two-outstandi...ommunal-cooperation/

On 17th century Versailles' 'stinky reputation':

www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/a...17th-century-versai/

Feature on Britain's ancient yew trees:

www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/sep...cent-and-unprotected

More on drought exposing megalithic structures in Spain:

www.sciencealert.com/intense-drought-in-...t-spanish-stonehenge
arstechnica.com/science/2019/09/spanish-...ged-megalithic-tomb/

More on that phallic statue from Sweden:

www.thelocal.se/20190926/swedish-archaeo...e-rollsbo-bronze-age
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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6th century BCE graffiti from a site in Tamil Nadu is thought to have Indus Valley Civilization connections (sort of):

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/desti...overy/as71279120.cms

A 19th century silver coin hoard from Bihar:

www.dnaindia.com/india/report-19th-centu...-ensues-rush-2791669

The recording/documentation of inscriptions at Meenakshi Temple has
commenced:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/doc.../article29496332.ece

Feature on various Indian water conservation systems over the ages:

www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/trave...odern-times/1716335/

The ASI requirement for registration of private antiquities appears to have come up empty in Goa:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/15-...cleshow/71319463.cms

A section of the Golconda Fort collapsed in heavy rains in Hyderabad:

www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderaba...derabad-2040204.html
www.thenewsminute.com/article/part-histo...e-heavy-rains-109654
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NORTH AMERICA
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Studying chocolate use in Chaco Canyon:

www.newspressnow.com/ap/state/new-mexico...9a-05ed87d91e2f.html
www.usnews.com/news/best-states/new-mexi...colates-ancient-path

Finds from various periods from the Cumberland Beach (Maine) dig:

www.pressherald.com/2019/09/23/cumberlan...f-ancient-residents/

Rethinking some Tlingit spear-throwing tools:

www.juneauempire.com/news/rarely-documen...s-were-used-to-hunt/

Feature on ancient fish traps in Kodiak:

www.newsminer.com/kodiak/kodiak-s-ancien...b3-038b14a7bac2.html

On tracking migrations of Native Americans to Ohio (I think ... possibly
paywalled):

www.dispatch.com/news/20190928/archaeolo...ns-charcoal-and-poop

Searching for the remains of Fort Bull:

www.uticaod.com/news/20190928/search-con...or-fort-bull-in-rome

Nice overview of the Chatham Conservation project finds:

capecodchronicle.com/en/5439/chatham/498...s-More-Surprises.htm

Interesting George Washington connection to the beginning of the French and Indian War:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-youn...arted-war-180973076/

They're arguing over the date of burials found on a luxury condo site in Indian River Shores:

www.tcpalm.com/story/news/local/indian-r...ains-the/2441657001/

On balancing road work and archaeology in St Augustine:

www.firstcoastnews.com/article/news/comm...9b-9a77-323526fc5038
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Not sure if this return of a collection of artifacts to the Yucatan is 'repatriation' or not:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/09/archaeol...returned-to-yucatan/

Macchu Pichu (an other Inca sites) was apparently intentionally built on
faults:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190923140814.htm
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/machu-...ult-lines-180973216/
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/09/machu-pi...-think-they-know-why
www.archaeology.org/news/8029-190925-peru-inca-construction

Suggestion there was a 'lightning' connection to Inca child sacrifices:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...s-hit-lightning.html

Feature on Teotihuacan:

www.azcentral.com/story/news/local/arizo...lization/2391119001/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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A long-lost Cimabue painting was found hanging in an elderly woman's kitchen in France:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-49807958
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/24/wo...piece-in-her-kitchen
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...piegne-a9118461.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-r...-hotplate-180973215/

Feature on female warriors:

www.science20.com/content/happy_equinox_...ient_female_warriors

On 'ancient world views' and contemporary culture wars:

www.ncronline.org/news/opinion/distinctl...mporary-culture-wars

The purported Latin roots of 'leprechaun':

mentalfloss.com/article/600317/leprechaun-has-latin-roots

I think we've had this earlier 'human impact' study before:

yaledailynews.com/blog/2019/09/24/human-...mate-models-suggest/

Studying today's 'fisherfolk' preservation methods to shed light on archaeological remains:

phys.org/news/2019-09-traditional-fisher...er-ancient-fish.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190924161744.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/stri-tfh092419.php

Comparing the Allegory of the Cave and the Bhagavad Gita:

www.inquiriesjournal.com/articles/1764/u...nd-the-bhagavad-gita

Pondering Rosh Hashanah:

blogs.timesofisrael.com/rosh-hashanah-an...-the-gezer-calendar/

Victor Nuovo on Thoreau:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuov...s-civil-disobedience

Feature on Anthony Comstock:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/20/opinion/sunda...ivists-comstock.html

Feature on an interesting silver skull pomander:

www.christies.com/features/A-mysterious-...venance-10094-1.aspx

Rome has blocked another McDonald's from opening:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-09/25/c_138419440.htm

Feature on the Rijksmuseum's study of the Night Watch:

www.bbc.com/news/av/entertainment-arts-4...ow-rembrandt-painted

All the MacArthur geniuses:

www.startribune.com/2019-macarthur-found...t-winners/561313852/
www.nytimes.com/2019/09/25/arts/macarthu...-genius-winners.html
www.macfound.org/programs/fellows

... and the ones with Yale connections:

news.yale.edu/2019/09/25/six-yale-affili...arthur-genius-grants

The British Library has put a pile of Jewish texts online:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269430

The Space of Their Own database features works by 600+ overlooked female artists from the 15th to 19th centuries:

www.openculture.com/2018/11/prepare-onli...-19th-centuries.html

Now someone is sailing to America in a Phoenician boat ... for the usual
reason:

www.middleeasteye.net/discover/who-reach...umbus-or-phoenicians
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/british...ician-ship-023b9j65p

More on Milton's marginalia:

www.wsj.com/articles/duly-noted-john-mil...rginalia-11569441615
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompeii:

www.sltrib.com/artsliving/2019/09/24/artifacts-pompeii-coming/
www.ksl.com/article/46644758/new-interac...ng-to-salt-lake-city

Last Supper in Pompeii:

www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2019/27-s...eii-at-the-ashmolean

A pair of Roman statues found in Israel a couple months ago have a new home:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/No-longer-home...gional-museum-602494

The Tut exhibition in Paris has had record-breaking crowds:

www.france24.com/en/20190922-paris-tutan...ith-1-42-mn-visitors
au.news.yahoo.com/paris-tutankhamun-show...-164941851--spt.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/35...ted-in-France-w.aspx
www.thelocal.fr/20190923/paris-tutankham...-record-for-visitors
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75111/Tutan...eaks-record-in-Paris
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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A statue of Hadrian is coming to auction:

www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2019/b...drian-to-christie-s/

A 1000 years bp coin hoard found in a Saxon church a couple years ago is coming to auction:

www.eadt.co.uk/news/dix-noonan-webb-suffolk-coin-haul-1-6290828

A Cycladic figuine fetched a good price:

www.antiquesandthearts.com/ancient-cycla...mis-gallery-auction/

Gentileschi's 'Lucretia' will be coming to auction soon too:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/new-artemis...e-auctioned-in-paris

Big bucks for a 300 years bp map of the Philippines:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-49843670

... and for an Edward VIII coin:

www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2019/r...s-uk-auction-record/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new method for screening bone samples for collagen:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/uoca-pob092619.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190926161350.htm

CT scans of mummies suggest clogged arteries was a bigger ancient problem than previously thought:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190923140801.htm

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Rising seas threaten assorted Native American sites on Florida's Gulf Coast:

phys.org/news/2019-09-bones-modern-technology.html
phys.org/news/2019-09-seas-threaten-hund...native-american.html
www.chicagotribune.com/sns-rising-seas-t...-20190927-story.html

Climate change concerns for assorted UK sites:

phys.org/news/2019-09-historic-british-l...s-severe-threat.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Rome:

www.architecturaldigest.com/story/add-hi...s-rome-travel-bucket

The 'Ideal Palace':

www.thelocal.fr/20190928/have-you-visite...-by-a-french-postman

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PERFORMANCES
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Interesting coincidence of the discovery of some Clara Schuman letters on the bicentennial of her birth:

www.philorch.org/blog/news/clara-schuman...orchestra-archives#/

Prometheus Unbound:

cherwell.org/2019/09/24/prometheus-bound...pen-air-performance/

Antigone:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/26/theater/antig...k-avenue-armory.html
www.vulture.com/2019/09/theater-review-s...k-avenue-armory.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Multiple arrests in a major antiquities bust in Larissa:

www.ekathimerini.com/244949/article/ekat...it-antiquities-trade
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/26/gree...ngs-coins-recovered/
www.startribune.com/greek-police-find-go...ing-raids/561435412/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/metal-detecto...reek-tombs-z6hnm6plk

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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Greece is taking legal action to recover that bronze horse that was at Sotheby's a while ago:

news.gtp.gr/2019/09/25/greece-takes-lega...ncient-bronze-horse/
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/25/gree...entury-bc-antiquity/

The Met returned a gilded sarcophagus to Egypt:

hyperallergic.com/518357/ancient-egyptian-coffin-returned/
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/35...-the-gilded-cof.aspx
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-49837860
www.washingtonpost.com/national/ancient-...85017c36f_story.html
www.cnn.com/style/article/egypt-gold-cof...ankh-trnd/index.html
www.theartnewspaper.com/news/looted-coff...headed-back-to-egypt
www.azcentral.com/story/life/2019/09/25/...ntiquity/2444916001/
uk.reuters.com/article/uk-usa-egypt-coff...e-idUKKBN1WA344?il=0
news.yahoo.com/looted-sarcophagus-once-s...egypt-053723301.html
boingboing.net/2019/09/25/looted-ancient-egyptian-coffin.html
www.ice.gov/news/releases/ancient-gold-c...pt-new-york-ceremony
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/us-retur...t-gold-egypt-1311292
www.archaeology.org/news/8033-190926-egypt-gilded-coffin

A British artist is returning his collection of cypriot antiquities to
Cyprus:

cyprus-mail.com/2019/09/29/british-colle...tiquities-back-home/
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NUMISMATICA
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In case you missed the Chew Valley Norman hoard find:

coinweek.com/world-coins/recently-announ...an-coins-ever-in-uk/

Honours for Oguz Tekin:

coinweek.com/coin-clubs/american-numisma...rd-to-dr-oguz-tekin/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n38.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n39.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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Myles Burnyeat:

dailynous.com/2019/09/23/myles-burnyeat-1939-2019/

David Goodblatt:

networks.h-net.org/node/28655/discussion...ssor-david-goodblatt

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...r-15-through-21-2019
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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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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Don Buck, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Results of a study of the dirt in Denisova Cave:

cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/hyena-poo...vores-for-cave-space
www.archaeology.org/news/8037-190927-siberia-denisova-cave

Postulating a competitive advantage for modern humans over Neanderthals:

phys.org/news/2019-09-insight-competitiv...e-modern-humans.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/tu-iic092919.php

On whether Neanderthals are the "same species as us":

www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/are-neanderthals-same-species-as-us.html

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AFRICA
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Feature on Madeline Gunter Bassett's work studying medieval/Ottoman pastoralist sites in Djibouti:

www.wm.edu/news/stories/2019/an-archaeol...h--century-sites.php

Looking for evidence of the slave trade in Ghana:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Africa/2019/0923...eam-past-is-personal
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Ptolemy IV temple was found at Sohag:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/3517...ed-in-Egypts-So.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75362/The-r...-discovered-in-Sohag
egyptianstreets.com/2019/09/30/remains-o...mple-found-in-sohag/
egyptindependent.com/ruins-of-ptolemy-iv...-unearthed-in-sohag/
www.livescience.com/ptolemy-iv-temple-ancient-egypt.html
www.cnn.com/travel/article/egypt-lost-te...intl-scli/index.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8039-190930-egypt-ptolemy-iv

Not sure how recent this find of 2000 years bp burials at Saqqara with 'nonsense hieroglyphs':

www.sciencealert.com/unusual-ancient-egy...s-and-clumsy-jackals

Hyping the various missions launching a new digging season at Luxor:

egyptindependent.com/several-missions-la...cal-season-in-luxor/
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75417/5-Egy...ch-excavation-season

Hyping a documentary on forgotten black pharaohs:

www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-75251...d-says-new-show.html

Hyping another documentary with a reconstruction of the likeness of
Hatshepset:

www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/face-egy...go-uncovered-1311828

Conservation concerns for a mummy in a Perth museum:

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/ur...perth-mummy-20378495

What Zahi Hawass is up to:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75363/Hawas...uities-in-Noto-Italy
www.egyptindependent.com/zahi-hawass-pay...ture-on-excavations/

A 5700 years bp child burial from Arslantepe Mound (Turkey):

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/10/04/57...tepe-mound-in-turkey

Feature on fieldwork going on in the Wadi Shu'aib (Jordan):

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/10/Archaeolog...e-Wadi-Shuaib-Jordan

Roadwork near Harish has revealed a 'massive' 5000 years bp Canaanite
metropolis:

www.timesofisrael.com/embargo-until-1130...-say-archaeologists/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269806
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-new...n-valley/2019/10/06/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...-roadworks-1.7947733

High tech imaging of ostraca from Machaerus excavated 50 years ago are revealing more details of inscriptions:

gwtoday.gwu.edu/advanced-imaging-sheds-l...ancient-inscriptions
phys.org/news/2019-10-advanced-imaging-r...nt-inscriptions.html
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Post-it-notes-...dean-soldiers-603691
www.newsweek.com/2000-year-old-hidden-in...volt-against-1462678

Feature on the Temple Mount Sifting Project:

www.israelhayom.com/2019/10/04/the-templ...unts-treasure-trove/

Reviewish of Jodi Magness' *Masada*:

www.timesofisrael.com/maybe-there-was-no...-questions-a-legend/

A study of sites associated with the Nabataeans in Saudi Arabia is under
way:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-49424036
www.archaeology.org/news/8053-191004-nabataean-saudi-arabia

Overviewish on a Russian group's season in Palmyra:

tass.com/society/1081246

Ongoing concerns for sites in Yemen:

www.theguardian.com/cities/2019/oct/04/m...-skyscrapers-at-risk

In case you missed this feature on Rosh Ha-Shanah and the Gezer Calendar:

blogs.timesofisrael.com/rosh-hashanah-an...-the-gezer-calendar/

Feature on Assyrian art:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/a-brief-introductio...ient-assyrian-kings/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a possible throne room at the Minoan site of Zominthos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/27/arch...ent-palace-on-crete/
nypost.com/2019/10/03/ancient-greek-thro...red-in-giant-palace/
www.archaeology.org/news/8044-191002-zominthos-palace-throne

... and further Minoan finds at Sisi as well:

www.thenationalherald.com/262875/excavat...rchaeological-finds/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...-finds-in-crete.html

The latest hype for a method which hopefully will allow Herculaneum scrolls to be read:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/dls-2hs100219.php
phys.org/news/2019-10-team-year-old-herculaneum-scrolls.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-oxfords...000-year-old-secrets
www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/03/...d-be-read-once-again
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/lost-wis...unravelled-6z6d5cmnp
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-vie...t-entombed-whs2v920r
metro.co.uk/2019/10/03/ancient-roman-scr...-edge-tech-10852325/
www.oxfordtimes.co.uk/news/17944531.diam...nwrap-roman-scrolls/
www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/17944531.diamo...nwrap-roman-scrolls/
www.npr.org/2019/10/04/767309531/ancient...ugh-infrared-imaging
www.cnn.com/2019/10/05/us/herculaneum-sc...-scn-trnd/index.html
advances.sciencemag.org/content/5/10/eaav8936
www.theblaze.com/researchers-try-to-read...urned-by-mt-vesuvius
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/hidden-w...ied-same-ash-pompeii
www.iflscience.com/technology/lost-scrol...virtually-unwrapped/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/light-...rculaneum-180973280/

That massive inscription found at Pompeii a few months ago has been translated and published:

www.livescience.com/ancient-pompeii-insc...-before-tragedy.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8046-191002-pompeii-tomb-inscription

Three Roman burials found during metro construction in Rome:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ro-station-Rome.html
sports.yahoo.com/three-ancient-rome-skel...pital-091821735.html

An 1800 years bp shipwreck off Spain with 100 or so amphora (some intact):

www.newsweek.com/ancient-roman-shipwreck...horae-inside-1463004
www.sciencealert.com/nearly-100-sealed-a...ient-roman-shipwreck
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-...ies-found-in-spain-/

An account of the excavation of the theatre/Odeion at Parium:

www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/10/03/ar...ge-in-western-turkey

I think we mentioned this 1800 years bp balsamarium from a burial in
Bulgaria:

www.livescience.com/ancient-sports-fan-jar-found-in-grave.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archae...ans-grave-180973246/
www.archaeology.org/news/8036-190927-bulgaria-roman-balsamarium

A 1700 years bp fragment of a military diploma from a fortress site in
Bulgaria:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C78...roman-legionary.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8040-190930-rome-citizenship-veteran

Similarly, I think we mentioned this fragment of a face sculpture found at
Paestum:

www.ansa.it/english/news/2019/09/12/arch...1a-c1d4f7b1e01e.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8038-190930-italy-paestum-face

The survey of the Antikythera shipwreck is about to resume:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/10/04/arch...tikythera-shipwreck/
www.thenationalherald.com/262942/archaeo...mes-after-two-years/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/...after-two-years.html
neoskosmos.com/en/147731/return-to-the-a...archaeology-resumes/

It appears they've done a nice job with the ancient port of Marseille:

www.frequence-sud.fr/art-65519-le_port_a...et_protege_marseille

Sarah Bond on Roman 'infographics' (more of a book review):

hyperallergic.com/519318/did-the-ancient...ns-use-infographics/

Mary Beard on that Pan and the Goat statue group:

www.the-tls.co.uk/pan-and-the-goat/

An interview with James Wells:

www.depauw.edu/news-media/latest-news/details/34452/

... related:

www.kbia.org/post/classics-professor-discusses-survival-art-0

Brandon Bourgeois is rapping Homer:

dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/3084/uncov...-illiad-through-rap/

Gonzaga had a Homerathon:

www.inlander.com/spokane/how-much-homer-...Content?oid=18384183
newswise.com/articles/homerathon-all-15-...-be-read-aloud-oct-4
www.spokanepublicradio.org/post/gonzaga-...-greek-poem-marathon

Feature on Durham's Classics society:

www.palatinate.org.uk/society-spotlight-classics-society/

Your Greek myth guide to October stargazing:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/greek...ronomy-a9126376.html

Feature on the Temple of Mithras in London:

www.digitaljournal.com/entertainment/ent...ondon/article/558841

Feature on the engineering of the Parthenon:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/10/02/the-...ature-and-man-video/

There is more security at Pompeii:

www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...f4-ca6428f968f0.html
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...96-49c6fd7a858c.html

Another fashion show at an ancient site ... this time the Temple of
Poseidon:

www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos/events/36986...don-near-athens.html
www.thenationalherald.com/262987/clothes...idon-harpers-bazaar/

... and plans for another Trojan horse:

hyperallergic.com/520700/british-museum-trojan-horse/

UVa is restoring its statue of Homer:

www.cavalierdaily.com/article/2019/10/ho...the-end-of-this-week

Feature on other antiquities Greece might want to repatriate:

www.thenationalherald.com/262451/louvre-...d-trying-to-protect/

Review (by James Romm) of *How to Be an Epicurean* (paywalled):

www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-be-an-epicur...results&page=1&pos=1

... and an unpaywalled review of same:

bigthink.com/podcast/epicurus.amp.html

Review of Daniel Mendelsohn, *The Bad Boy of Athens*:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/culture/books/h...20190925-p52upp.html
www.smh.com.au/culture/books/how-the-cla...20190925-p52upp.html

What the Greeks and Romans can teach about leadership:

www.forbes.com/sites/sallypercy/2019/10/...us-about-leadership/

On Greek and Roman myth in Succession:

www.vulture.com/2019/10/succession-hbo-greek-roman-history.html

Boris Johns was imagining himself as Spartan this week:

www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/boris-joh...55fde4b0ac3cddaefe72

More on that military site in Exeter:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/roman-milit...te-exeter-07643.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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I think we mentioned these bones from a Somerset cave being dated to the Mesolithic era:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-49739955
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/missin...habitants-180973256/
www.archaeology.org/news/8042-190930-england-mesolithic-bones

Interesting analysis of some 6200 years bp burials found back in 2007 in San Fernando de Cadiz:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/09/27/ciencia/1569607154_828944.html

Assorted Neolthic finds from Bru na Boinne:

wildhunt.org/2019/10/new-neolithic-disco...e-bru-na-boinne.html

A 10th century Viking coin hoard (and finds from other periods) from
Saaremaa:

news.err.ee/988737/another-saaremaa-arch...ing-era-silver-coins

Medieval pottery and bone fragments from a dig in Boston:

www.bostonstandard.co.uk/news/people/bon...oric-flood-1-9093983

Overviewish on a dig at a Shakespearean-era playhouse site in Whitechapel:

www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/heri...ogical-dig-1-6298129
www.archaeology.org/news/8043-191002-london-boar-s-head

Anglo-Saxon finds from Lindisfarne:

www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/news/ang...s-holy-island-642287

More on those Viking sword fragments found in Estonia:

news.err.ee/986495/fragments-of-100-viki...hed-in-north-estonia
www.baltictimes.com/fragments_of_100_vik...ts_in_north_estonia/
www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-unearth-10...rthern-estonia-32702
www.archaeology.org/news/8041-190930-estonia-viking-swords

Some 18th century structures found in a Scottish forest may have been a distillery of some sort:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-tayside-cen...live-reporting-story
www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2019/10/ruins-...llegal-distilleries/
www.scottishfield.co.uk/food-and-drink-2...e-been-a-distillery/
www.archaeology.org/news/8045-191002-sco...-forest-distilleries

18th century finds from a project in Leeds:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage/builder...st-street-1-10031067

A burial from a medieval Italian cemetery featuring someone who was 'broken on the wheel':

arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/archaeol...eval-torture-victim/

What Derek Alexander is up to:

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/lifestyle/things-t...chaeologist-20378190

More on the 'megastructures' in Tripolye:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ukrain...ilization-180973236/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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45 000 years bp microliths from a Sri Lankan cave:

phys.org/news/2019-10-oldest-miniaturize...oolkits-eurasia.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/p-4ya092519.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/mpif-oms092719.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191002144247.htm
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/have-microlith-will-travel
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/fa-hien-lena-microliths-07661.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8052-191004-rain-forest-stone-tools

I think we mentioned this evidence of fish farming in Neolithc China:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190916114026.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/8051-191002-chi...eolithic-aquaculture

Possible Indus scripts on megalithic menhirs from southern India:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/id.../article29569218.ece

1400 years bp human (and horse) burials from Chiang Mai:

www.pattayamail.com/thailandnews/ancient...in-chiang-mai-265539
thethaiger.com/news/chiang-mai/ancient-h...-south-of-chiang-mai

A Seljuk-era (or later) monument from southwest of Tehran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/440629/Ancient-...-southwest-of-Tehran

A Garuda statue from East Java:

www.thejakartapost.com/life/2019/10/03/r...java-hot-spring.html

A 14th-16th century CE structure from East Azarbaijan:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/440751/Remnants...nd-in-northwest-Iran

Vague item on an 'archaeological object' stalling construction in Hawaii:

www.hawaiinewsnow.com/2019/10/01/discove...-prompts-inspection/

I haven't been following this trial involving a mosque and temple at
Ayodhya:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/ram-te...cleshow/71391712.cms

Not sure about this 'Ancient Egyptian jewelleries' find in Indonesia:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75484/Ancie...covered-in-Indonesia

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NORTH AMERICA
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19th century remains might get in the way of a salmon farm in Maine:

bangordailynews.com/2019/10/01/news/hanc...rb-historic-remains/
wgme.com/news/local/archaeologist-due-to...urb-historic-remains

Remains of a 19th century 'working class' neighbourhood in Houston:

www.houstoniamag.com/articles/2019/9/25/...king-class-community

Arguing about the age of those burials found during construction in Fort
Meyers:

www.tcpalm.com/story/news/crime/indian-r...-dispute/3830239002/

An underwater archaeology survey near Fort Wilkins:

www.mininggazette.com/news/2019/10/fort-...-receives-attention/

Using GPR to find unmarked burials in a Helena cemetery:

lmtribune.com/northwest/montana-history-...37-7055a1d2065d.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on the excavations going on at X'baatun:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2019/09/xbaatun-...earthed-near-izamal/

Postulating the role of a 'one crop economy' in the collapse of the Maya:

www.naturalhistorymag.com/samplings/1537...-of-one-crop-economy

Plans to dig for 'pirate loot' on an island off Chile are meeting with
criticism:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/sep/30/ch...binson-crusoe-island

... probably related on assorted 'treasures' not found yet:

www.latercera.com/que-pasa/noticia/los-1...dos-en-chile/831636/

Latest on the fight over the wreck of the San Jose:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/09/19/actualidad/1568911855_433197.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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On Spain's efforts to make up for its Edict of Expulsion:

www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...phardic-jews/598258/

... and Britain feels badly about the Endeavour crew's violent actions in New Zealand:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-49903759
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britis...w-zealand-180973270/

... related:

www.theguardian.com/australia-news/postc...lence-and-oppression

An interesting approach to recreating lost/damaged wall paintings at St Albans cathedral:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-49823486

A silver plate which once belonged to Samuel Pepys has been identified:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/03/si...ondon-diarist-museum

Interesting feature on a 327 years bp Psalter recovered from a shipwreck:

www.ibookbinding.com/book-repair-and-res...-from-a-sunken-ship/

Tracing the history of rugby in Japan:

www.bbc.com/sport/rugby-union/49878877

Reviewish thing on a book about how DaVinci was made fun of:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/se...ghed-at-odd-leonardo

More on Milton's annotations to Shakespeare:

onwardstate.com/2019/09/30/paradise-foun...th-an-unlikely-tool/

A portrait of Richard III has gone on display for the first time:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/oct/02/...splay-for-first-time

On the evolution of the hard hat:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/01/business/hard-hat-history.html

Some support for the Younger Dryas Impact hypothesis:

phys.org/news/2019-10-hypothesis-asteroi...mass-extinction.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/uotw-aes100219.php
metro.co.uk/2019/10/03/ancient-asteroid-...sts-reveal-10852868/

Some D-Day related audiotapes:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews-history...-basement-180973276/

The history of the 'perfect dress':

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p07mjx1k/the-dark...o-the-perfect-dress-

How to dress like a proper 18th century gentleman:

aeon.co/videos/from-stockings-to-wig-thi...th-century-gentleman

Feature on Irene Battell Larned:

music.yale.edu/2019/09/25/irene-battell-...on-of-music-at-yale/

Feature on Mihri Rassim:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/12/obituaries/mi...ssim-overlooked.html

More on those early baby bottles and their implications:

arstechnica.com/science/2019/10/ancient-...es-spread-in-europe/
elpais.com/elpais/2019/09/25/ciencia/1569417360_579807.html
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/prehistor...-milk-study-suggests

More on learning about ancient fish processing from more recent cultures:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-09/stri-tfh092419.php
www.archaeology.org/news/8049-191003-fish-preservation

Review of Mark Kurlansky, *Milk*:

www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/03/mi...ark-kurlansky-review

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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William Bailey:

yaleherald.com/nude-for-thought-william-...he-yuag-b16557c8c4c7

El Greco:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/10/02/actualidad/1570034539_621683.html

Kirchner:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/arts/design/k...ew-painter-neue.html

Mummies of the World:

www.timesonline.com/entertainmentlife/20...-mummy-mania-exhibit
www.wtae.com/article/mummies-of-the-worl...ence-center/29343156

Cypriot Antiquities:

in-cyprus.com/dutch-museum-to-host-major...-cyprus-antiquities/

Bronzino:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/rediscovered-bronzino-painting-getty/

Osman Hamdi Bey:

www.dailysabah.com/arts-culture/2019/10/...n-painting-in-london

Maximilian I:

www.thedailybeast.com/maximilian-at-the-...nable-and-terrifying

Tut:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...il_share_article-top

Sunken Cities:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75440/Calif...n-Egyptian-artifacts
www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-to-inaugu...on-in-united-states/

Women in Archaeology:

www.abqjournal.com/1374830/digging-into-...ology-showcased.html

Cardiff Giant:

www.timesunion.com/local/article/Museum-...bration-14495319.php

Freud and Egypt:

www.apollo-magazine.com/sigmund-freud-ancient-egypt-review/

Egypt's Lost Cities:

www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communit...saturday/3855796002/

OpEd on Museum Board membership:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/02/arts/design/w...useums-trustees.html

Feature on saving things at the Prado during the Spanish Civil War:

elpais.com/elpais/2019/09/09/eps/1568029025_154685.html

Concerns for the conditions in some UK museums:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/crumbling-mus...es-at-risk-9xtkpbcdq

The Etruscan Museum at Rome is in a state of limbo again:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/uncertain-time...-museum-in-rome.html

Plenty of things have been transferred to the Grand Egyptian Museum:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75391/GEM-r...f-49-797-antiquities
www.egyptindependent.com/grand-egyptian-...-king-tut-ankh-amun/

The renovated parts of the Istanbul Archaeology Museum has reopened:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/renovated-sect...ology-museums-147003

Plans for a collections reshuffle at the Louvre:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/louvre-dire...ollections-reshuffle

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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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A rather misleading 'Roman' ring is coming to auction:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7517613...es-sale-500-000.html

Big bucks for a head of Dionysus:

www.antiquesandthearts.com/god-of-frenzy...p-413000-at-cottone/

19th century photos of the Amazon:

www.cnn.com/style/article/amazon-photogr...h-century/index.html

Mantegna:

www.artsy.net/news/artsy-editorial-newly...thebys-masters-sales
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Use of AI to reconstruct ancient games:

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ancient-ga...ificial-intelligence

More on the Denisovan reconstruction:

cosmosmagazine.com/biology/no-bones-abou...nisovans-looked-like
elpais.com/elpais/2019/09/19/ciencia/1568902643_582006.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Latest DNA look at Yersina pestis and its origins:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/mpif-agp092719.php
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/ancient-...ussia-s-volga-region
www.archaeology.org/news/8050-191003-russia-black-death

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change concerns for antiquities in Greece:

www.ekathimerini.com/244979/article/ekat...-from-climate-change
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Dijon:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/05/arts/dijon-mu...ioncollection%2Farts

Masada:

qns.com/story/2019/09/29/victorias-secre...the-nearby-dead-sea/

Sperlonga:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...talian-seaside-town/

Sabina:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/exploring-the-...a-north-of-rome.html

Valley of the Temples:

www.theyorker.co.uk/lifestyle/explore-th...emples-in-agrigento/

Andalucia:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/oct/02/b...-carmona-ecija-osuna

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PERFORMANCES
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Caesar and Cleopatra:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/theater/review-caesar-cleopatra.html

Hecuba:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifes...its-head-953994.html

Antigone:

www.vulture.com/2019/09/theater-review-s...k-avenue-armory.html

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CRIME BEAT
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A trio from Kalymnos who were plundering shipwrecks was arrested:

greekcitytimes.com/2019/10/01/greek-poli...ent-greek-artifacts/
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/09/30/gree...-ancient-shipwrecks/
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/gree...3721b85ef_story.html
www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/nati...hipwrecks-plundered/
www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/crime/arti...-wrecks-14478457.php
www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation...ent-wrecks-arrest-3/
www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/...kalymnos-island.html

A gang in Egypt were arrested in possesion of a pile of antiquities:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/75528/Pics-...-sarcophagus-in-Giza
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/06/c_138450549.htm
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/1/3522...g-in-artefacts-.aspx

Some metal detectorists were accused of stealing a major Anglo Saxon hoard:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/10/03/meta...l-anglo-saxon-coins/

Power-tool vandalism at a sacrificial stone at 'America's Stonehenge':

www.unionleader.com/news/crime/sacrifici...18-3cbfeb32221f.html

Feature on looting of Afghanistan antiquities:

www.france24.com/en/20191002-focus-afgha...rt-smugglers-taliban

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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Plans to return a crown looted from Ethiopia twenty years ago:

www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-49904228
www.nytimes.com/2019/10/03/arts/design/ethiopian-crown.html

Finland plans to return some Native American items:

www.courant.com/breaking-news/sns-bc-us-...-20191003-story.html
www.wboc.com/story/41139010/finland-agre...an-remains-to-tribes

The US returned a marble statue head to Libya (not sure of the dating on that one):

www.libyanexpress.com/us-returns-to-liby...ntury-marble-statue/

A 15th century ornament was returned to a Cairo mosque:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/35...elBaset-Mosque-.aspx
www.archaeology.org/news/8055-191004-cairo-mosque-ornament

More on the return of the sarcophagus of Nedjemankh to Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/35...edjemankh-on-di.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75418/Egypt...sarcophagus-from-USA
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75422/U-S-C...are-very-glad-to-see
www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebr...rticle235661647.html
www.courant.com/sns-bc-us--stolen-coffin...-20190925-story.html
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/egyp...d-yorks-met-65972815
www.thenational.ae/world/mena/egypt-disp...from-the-us-1.918087

... and an interesting investigation of how it was taken from Egypt:

ww.egyptindependent.com/early-investigat...-aftermath-ministry/

More on the return of items from the OI to Iran:

phys.org/news/2019-10-ancient-artifacts-iran-university.html
www.sun-sentinel.com/sns-bc-ml--iran-us-...-20191001-story.html
www.chicagotribune.com/news/breaking/ct-...zqfmm6yva-story.html
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NUMISMATICA
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A fifth-century hoard from Bulgaria:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/09/30/archaeology-ho...-in-bulgarias-devnya
www.archaeology.org/news/8048-191004-bulgaria-coin-cache

A metal detectorist found a hoard of 99 Anglo-Saxon pennies:

coinweek.com/auctions-news/metal-detecto...axon-silver-pennies/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n29.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n30.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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Michael Coe:

www.theguardian.com/science/2019/oct/03/michael-coe-obituary
www.lmtonline.com/news/article/Michael-C...nd-Maya-14481495.php
www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/...12d56a80b_story.html

Su Beng:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/04/world/asia/su-beng-dead.html

Matthew Trundle (pdf):

cucd.blogs.sas.ac.uk/files/2019/09/POMER...Trundle-Obituary.pdf

Napoleon Chagnon:

www.nytimes.com/2019/09/30/science/napoleon-chagnon-dead.html

Cain Hope Felder:

diverseeducation.com/article/156217/#.XZPPIuA7Btk.facebook

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...r-22-through-28-2019
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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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350 000 years bp stone axes from Antalya's Karain Cave:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-axe-fo...ya-excavation-145603

Latest finds from Qesem Cave suggest early humans were 'storing' and saving bone marrow to eat later:

www.aftau.org/news-page-archaeology?=&st...s4677=3&erid=8102588
phys.org/news/2019-10-prehistoric-humans-ate-bone-marrow.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/afot-sfp100819.php
www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/Israeli-res...d-bone-marrow-604099
www.nytimes.com/2019/10/09/science/marrow-israel-cave.html
www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-dis...ack-in-israeli-cave/
www.livescience.com/marrow-bones-prehistoric-soup-cans.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8069-191010-deer-bone-marrow

Explaining the statue of floresiensis:

www.livescience.com/why-hobbits-were-so-small.html
www.myjournalcourier.com/news/article/Fa...ture-of-14502378.php

On the ecosystems early humans evolved in:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/uou-ehe100219.php
phys.org/news/2019-10-early-humans-evolv...cosystems-today.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191007153451.htm
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AFRICA
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Study suggests a human presence on Madagascar some 11 000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2019-10-timeline-human-presence-madagascar.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A pair of discoveries, including remains of an 'industrial zone' in the Valley of the Monkeys near Luxor (date?):

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/75718/Hawas...discoveries-in-Luxor
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/35...gical-discoveri.aspx
www.yahoo.com/news/egypt-discovers-archa...-zone-182947327.html
www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeo...onkeys-idUSKBN1WP2RP
www.cnn.com/style/article/egypt-archeolo...-hnk-scli/index.html
gizmodo.com/ancient-egyptian-industrial-...n-luxor-s-1838975156

Brief item on a pair of mummies found in the Valley of the Kings:

www.livescience.com/mummies-discovered-e...valley-of-kings.html

The Antiquities ministry is trying to figure out how to put the lid of Tut's sarcophagus back in place:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/35...utting-lid-back.aspx

A text found a while back turns out to be one of the oldest (maybe the
oldest) coffin text:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/earliest-book...aeologists-8qdwm3pf7

More on that Ptolemy IV temple find near Kom Shaku:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...a-hapi-a9144846.html
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/desti...-nile/as71540831.cms

Plenty more coverage of that 5000 years bp Canaanite 'metropolis' find in Israel (En Esur):

phys.org/news/2019-10-israeli-archaeologists-ancient-city.html
www.livescience.com/ancient-city-discovered-israel.html
www.jpost.com/Israel-News/5000-year-old-...rthern-Israel-603854
www.timesofisrael.com/embargo-until-1130...-say-archaeologists/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/269806
www.jta.org/quick-reads/5000-year-old-me...d-in-northern-israel
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...-roadworks-1.7947733
forward.com/fast-forward/432826/next-exi...ael-during-off-ramp/
mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2...s-north-of-tel-aviv/
www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/archaeol...thern-israel-1313242
www.dw.com/en/bronze-age-new-york-discov...gists-say/a-50716230
www.cnn.com/travel/article/israel-bronze...scli-intl/index.html
www.newsweek.com/ancient-city-en-ensur-i...chaeologists-1463452
elpais.com/cultura/2019/10/07/actualidad/1570454539_061195.html
www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-10-...n-israeli-excavation
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/new-york...unearthed-in-israel/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-...rn-levant-180973293/
www.archaeology.org/news/8061-191009-israel-en-esur

Feature on Gertrude Bell:

www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/...aqs-national-museum/

Feature on James Henry Breasted:

interactive.wttw.com/playlist/2019/10/09/james-henry-breasted

Feature on elder care in ancient Susa:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/10/The-Care-of-the-Elderly-in-Susa

Latest feature on the flooding of Hasankeyf:

www.theatlantic.com/photo/2019/10/hasank...igher-ground/599656/

Concerns for heritage during Turkish military operations in Syria:

www.urdupoint.com/en/world/turkish-opera...atens-30-730498.html

Again, Yemen is asking the US to ban the sale of artifacts from Yemen:

yemenonline.info/land-sheba/2492
www.middleeastmonitor.com/20191010-yemen...le-of-its-artefacts/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Minoan woman burial at a 'monumental archaeological complex' being excavated in Sissi:

www.thenationalherald.com/262875/excavat...rchaeological-finds/
greece.greekreporter.com/2019/10/03/mino...und-intact-on-crete/
www.newsweek.com/rare-ancient-tomb-rich-...omplex-crete-1463811
www.archaeology.org/news/8058-191008-crete-minoan-sisi

Not sure how much is new in this item on recent finds from Eleftherna:

greece.greekreporter.com/2019/10/07/anci...-greek-civilization/

Evidence of 2200 years bp fortifications at Pyla-Vigla (Cyprus):

cyprus-mail.com/2019/10/08/dig-at-ancien...n-its-fortification/
in-cyprus.com/pyla-koutsopetria-ancient-...ifications-explored/
www.archaeology.org/news/8067-191010-cyp...istic-fortifications

A Bosporan Kingdom era site from near Kerch:

tass.com/society/1082094

A Thracian site at Heraion-Teikhos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/thracian-civil...ing-unearthed-147359

Latest amazing find from Regio V in Pompeii is a spectacular gladiator
fresco:

phys.org/news/2019-10-vivid-gladiator-fresco-pompeii.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/11/po...co-gladiators-tavern
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...eology-a9152241.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/new-...8fbfa1b63_story.html
www.apnews.com/60d1b6b03b8846508aa577cf8e043f81
www.gulftoday.ae/culture/2019/10/12/pomp...victorious-gladiator
www.archaeology.org/news/8107-191011-pompeii-gladiator-fresco

A 2nd century CE inscription from Plovdiv:

sofiaglobe.com/2019/10/09/archaeology-2n...ining-philippopolis/
www.archaeology.org/news/8068-191010-bulgaria-septimius-severus

An interesting curse tablet:

www.livescience.com/ancient-curse-of-dancer-deciphered.html

Tracking the movement of potters with Greek pottery:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C78...t-greek-potters.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8059-191008-greece-aegina-potters

A study tying burials to territorial claims in Prepalatial Crete:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191009103303.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/dg-ctl100919.php
phys.org/news/2019-10-cretan-tomb-territorial.html

That major inscription found at Pompeii a few months ago has been
translated:

www.livescience.com/ancient-pompeii-insc...-before-tragedy.html

... text and translation available in the JRA here (pdf):

www.journalofromanarch.com/v32_firstpages/32PompeiiInsc.pdf

A Roman temple from Tieion:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-temple-i...ion-unearthed-147390

Interesting suggestion about the Judea Recepta coins:

www.jewishpress.com/news/history/histori...man-coin/2019/10/07/

Feature on the Minotaur:

www.thenationalherald.com/263973/the-min...art-literature-myth/

Review of Everitt, *Alexander the Great*

www.fredericksburg.com/entertainment/art...a7-3d6f772b9b79.html

Review of Alice Oswald, *Nobody*:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/culture/nobod...bout-homer-dcp2p68rg

Review of Drinkwater, *Nero: Emperor and Court*:

www.strategypage.com/bookreviews/1889

Review of Lieberman, *The Emperors and the Jews*:

thejewishvoice.com/2019/10/08/the-empero...-history-come-alive/

Tim Joseph was explaining the Classical side of *Succession*:

news.holycross.edu/blog/2019/10/07/class...hit-show-succession/

Craig Williams is looking at Native American writing and Classics:

news.blog.gustavus.edu/2019/10/07/classi...ve-american-writing/

Peter Jones' latest is about Extinction Rebellion:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/10/extinction-r...he-follies-of-youth/

On making Classics relevant:

catalystnewspaper.com/lifestyle/making-the-classics-relevant/

On assorted 'stones of Greece' in Washington DC buildings:

classical-inquiries.chs.harvard.edu/a-pi...on-in-washington-dc/

On Gibbon and despotism:

www.splicetoday.com/politics-and-media/h...ning-about-despotism

Latest 'who killed Classics' piece:

wesleyanargus.com/2019/10/11/the-left-di...-of-critical-theory/

On 'quid pro quo':

mentalfloss.com/article/603133/quid-pro-...ing-nefarious-origin

10 facts about the Parthenon:

mymodernmet.com/the-parthenon-greece/

That ancient 'dribble glass' is getting attention again:

mymodernmet.com/?p=239381

On Pliny the Elder as wine critic:

www.winemag.com/2019/10/10/pliny-the-elder-first-wine-critic/

Feature on assorted Aegean civilizations:

www.china.org.cn/travel/2019-10/12/content_75294684.htm

Feature on pig Latin:

www.republic-online.com/opinion/columns/...58-4ffe83a63bf8.html

On Eric DeCosta's Classics background:

www.colby.edu/magazine/a-football-odyssey/

More on the latest attempt to read Herculaneum papyri:

uknow.uky.edu/research/uks-brent-seales-...-herculaneum-scrolls
www.washingtonpost.com/health/scientists...9c5c7f608_story.html
www.npr.org/2019/10/04/767309531/ancient...ugh-infrared-imaging
eu.greekreporter.com/2019/10/06/scientis...r-vesuvius-eruption/
cosmosmagazine.com/technology/infrared-i...w-insight-into-plato
www.archaeology.org/news/8057-191007-herculaneum-charred-scroll

Comparing Trump to Tiberius Gracchus:

www.thedailybeast.com/donald-trump-isnt-...er-tiberius-gracchus

... and to Cato the Elder:

townhall.com/columnists/gavinwax/2019/10...ur-carthage-n2554295

On Boris Johnson's love of Classics:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/o...minister-latin-greek
Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of Neolithic quarrying and tool production at St Dyfnog's Well:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-49986572
www.archaeology.org/news/8070-191011-wales-neolithic-quarry

Evidence of social inequality within households in Bronze Age Germany (4000 years bp):

phys.org/news/2019-10-social-inequality-...-age-households.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/lm-a-s100719.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191010142107.htm
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...hold-staff-1.7965527
www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/10/why-are-...nt-german-cemeteries
www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancie...ronze-age-societies/
www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and...l-complexities-bones
www.archaeology.org/news/8102-191011-bronze-age-society

A Viking coin hoard from Estonia:

news.err.ee/988737/another-saaremaa-arch...ing-era-silver-coins
www.archaeology.org/news/8063-191009-estonia-viking-coins

... and more coverage of those Viking sword bits from Estonia:

www.forbes.com/sites/davidnikel/2019/10/...scovered-in-estonia/

A 1000 years bp iron arrowhead from the Hardanger mountains:

www.lifeinnorway.net/arrowhead-found-in-hardanger/

A medieval 'royal midden' near Stirling Castle is revealing all sorts of interesting things:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/midden-pottery...and-queens-1-5018914

A medieval silver coin hoard from Denmark:

cphpost.dk/news/thousand-medieval-silver...eastern-denmark.html

Interesting 'boundary marker' (probably) of bones from a medieval site in
Devon:

www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/myster...ry-thousands-3401246

Roadworks have revealed remains of the St Magnus Cathedral on Orkney:

www.scotsman.com/heritage/lost-buildings...-roadworks-1-5021637

Excavating a 'lost inn' site in Sutherland (17th century):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-49985258
www.scotsman.com/heritage/the-bustling-h...clearances-1-5019837
www.thenational.scot/news/17952821.archa...ght-life-clearances/
www.archaeology.org/news/8065-191009-scotland-wilkhouse-pub

I think we mentioned the remains of possibly illegal whisky stills from the Scottish highlands:

www.livescience.com/hidden-scottish-ruin...isky-distillery.html
www.livescience.com/photos-scotland-whis...istillery-ruins.html

Remains of 100+ WWI soldiers found during the Dig Hill 80 project will be
reburied:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/10/fi...und-in-flemish-field
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7541961...s-Belgian-field.html
inews.co.uk/news/uk/first-world-war-pomp...graves-burial-649508

Tram extension in Edinburgh will be revealing some archaeological remains:

www.scotsman.com/news/transport/fortific...excavation-1-5022201

On the myth of the Viking woman warrior:

theweek.com/articles/865878/myth-viking-woman-warrior

Feature on Oswald of Northumbria:

www.spectator.co.uk/2019/10/oswald-of-no...-north-for-our-time/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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I think we mentioned these 45 000 years bp stone tool remains from Sri
Lanka:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tiny-s...years-ago-180973290/
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/have-microlith-will-travel

... and this evidence of Neolithic fish farming in China:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/09/190916114026.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/8051-191007-chi...eolithic-aquaculture

Remains of a possible 7th/8th century CE noble residence at Fujiwarakyo:

mainichi.jp/english/articles/20191003/p2a/00m/0na/014000c
www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-unveil-rem...-capital-japan-32840
www.archaeology.org/news/8054-191007-japan-fujiwarakyo-noble

A pair of 'large-scale palace relics' from the Inner Mongolia Autonomous
Region:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/12/c_138466516.htm

An Eastern Han Dynasty era burial from Jiangsu:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-10/12/c_138466276.htm

A 7th century Jain idol/relief from Prakasam:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pr.../article29669618.ece

A 12th/13th century Bodhisattva head found during excavations at a site in
Cambodia:

www.phnompenhpost.com/national/bodhisattva-statue-unearthed
www.khmertimeskh.com/50649940/apsara-arc...arth-head-of-statue/

On the robots who guarded Buddha's relics in ancient India:

madrascourier.com/insight/how-robots-gua...cs-in-ancient-india/

Interesting feature on John M. Marston's work with environmental archaeology in Uzbekistan:

www.bu.edu/articles/2019/ancient-agricul...-and-climate-change/

Pondering Cook's legacy in New Zealand:

www.theguardian.com/world/2019/oct/08/ne...-james-cooks-arrival

Hyping a documentary about finds from Liangzhu:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20191009-the-m...nging-chinas-history

A lost chapter to the *Tale of the Genji* has been found:

www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/10/09/nat...tale-of-genji-found/
www.theguardian.com/books/2019/oct/10/lo...-shikibu-found-japan

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NORTH AMERICA
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Nice overview of this season's finds at the Alamo:

news4sanantonio.com/news/local/archeolog...end-as-an-alamo-fact
therivardreport.com/dig-uncovers-human-b...-below-alamo-church/

A 19th century shipwreck from Lake Huron:

www.sooeveningnews.com/news/20191012/tea...st-great-lakes-wreck

On the changing perception of Italian immigrants in the US:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2019/10/12/o...american-racism.html

Puff piece on evidence of Native Americans in New Hampshire:

www.concordmonitor.com/archaeology-holocene-nh-28928356

More on early hunter-gatherers interacting on the coast of Georgia:

phys.org/news/2019-10-early-hunter-gathe...oner-previously.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/bu-ehi100719.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191007123232.htm

Studying treatment of slaves at the University of Virginia:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2019/10/0...pisrc=nl_most&wpmm=1

Rethinking Drake's purported landing on the west coast:

www.mercurynews.com/2019/10/08/sir-franc...nty-new-book-states/
www.eastbaytimes.com/2019/10/08/sir-fran...nty-new-book-states/

Feature on Joe Bagley's work in the Boston City Archaeology Lab:

www.bu.edu/articles/2019/chinatown-boston-archaeological-dig/

On the motives for impeachment in the Founding Fathers:

theconversation.com/founders-removal-fro...f-impeachment-124254

Victor Nuovo on manifest destiny:

addisonindependent.com/opeds/victor-nuov...ion-manifest-destiny
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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1000 years bp dog remains from a site in Sechin (Peru):

andina.pe/ingles/noticia-peru-archaeolog...n-sechin-768739.aspx
www.archaeology.org/news/8060-191008-peru-sechin-dog

Evidence of 'massive agricultural features in wetlands' constructed by the Maya in response to population and environmental pressures:

phys.org/news/2019-10-ancient-maya-canals-fields-early.html
elpais.com/elpais/2019/10/06/ciencia/1570386526_893141.html

Plenty of carved stone bowls (various dates) from near the Raso river in
Jalisco:

mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/carved-st...bowls-are-a-mystery/

Finding Maya sites with LiDAR images available online:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/08/science/archaeology-lidar-maya.html
news.artnet.com/art-world/public-lidar-m...-discoveries-1675327

On psychedelic plant use in Chile 1000 years bp:

www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2019/10/11/es...ce-mas-de-1000-anos/

Rethinking 'Father Nazario's Stones' (Puerto Rico):

www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/wo...rticle235714732.html

Fire concerns for petroglyphs in Brazil (I think we mentioned this):

phys.org/news/2019-10-brazil-amazon-threaten-millenary.html

Feature on the Huascar:

www.elmostrador.cl/noticias/pais/2019/10...desde-hace-140-anos/

More on the San Jose dispute:

elpais.com/cultura/2019/10/10/actualidad/1570692427_446524.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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Study suggests private property precipitated the Neolithic agricultural
revolution:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-10/sfi-ppn101119.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191011131858.htm
phys.org/news/2019-10-private-property-p...tated-neolithic.html

A steamy scene from Le Roman de La Rose turned up:

www.livescience.com/lost-medieval-romanc...ript-discovered.html

A guide to 'history's rudest texts':

www.theguardian.com/books/shortcuts/2019...ntage-literary-filth

Some Columbus myth busting:

www.cnn.com/2019/10/13/us/christopher-co...ster-trnd/index.html

The last of the mammoths apparently died on Wrangel Island:

phys.org/news/2019-10-mammoths-died-remote-island.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/10/191007081750.htm
gizmodo.com/how-the-last-woolly-mammoths...on-a-remo-1838848130

Some previously-unpublished Proust texts have been released:

www.dw.com/en/unpublished-texts-from-mar...-released/a-50760623

Feature on map orientation:

verne.elpais.com/verne/2019/10/09/articu...70629793_819681.html

Feature on the Venus of Willendorf:

mymodernmet.com/the-venus-of-willendorf/

On the history of 'interchangeable parts':

www.bbc.com/news/business-49499444

On horses and civilization:

www.counterpunch.org/2019/10/09/of-horses-and-civilization/

On DaVinci's bridge design:

www.livescience.com/da-vinci-bridge-never-made.html

An original Van Dyck portrait has been identified:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/digita...ish-royal-180973308/
www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infr...711/da-vinci-bridge/

Nice intro to 'orientalist' painting:

blog.britishmuseum.org/an-introduction-to-orientalist-painting/

A tunic worn by St Francis has been identified:

www.livescience.com/1855-tunic-worn-sain...ncis-identified.html

Overviewish thing on the history of the cross:

theconversation.com/the-history-of-the-c...the-centuries-123316

Feature on Hiwi al-Balkhi:

aeon.co/essays/why-the-jewish-freethinke...criticised-the-bible

Feature on some 'insanely incorrect' theories about ancient monuments:

www.fodors.com/news/photos/insanely-inco...monuments-were-built

I think we had this thing on the social history of beds:

theconversation.com/the-bizarre-social-history-of-beds-122517

On 'illicit drinking' in the US:

www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2019/10/scotch-pods/599662/

Review of Tom Holland, *Dominion*:

catholicherald.co.uk/magazine/a-new-hist...pends-edward-gibbon/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompeii and Santorini:

eu.greekreporter.com/2019/10/11/new-exhi...mpeii-opens-in-rome/

Al Ula:

www.thenational.ae/arts-culture/art/al-u...ry-to-paris-1.921143
finance.yahoo.com/news/major-exhibition-...cient-123600664.html
www.arabnews.com/node/1565486/saudi-arabia

Persepolis:

www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news...o-artistic-pres.html

Verrocchio:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/10/arts/design/v...allery-leonardo.html

Touch of Color:

www.npr.org/2019/10/11/766885784/versati...e-history-of-pastels
www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2019/touch-of-color-pastels.html

Maximilian I:

www.apollo-magazine.com/emperor-maximilian-i-brand-arts/

Inspired by the East:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2019/oct/08/w...t-the-british-musuem
londonist.com/london/art-and-photography/inspired-by-the-east
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds...ew-london-180973303/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inspired-by-t...estern-art-0bf5td9vs
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2019/oc...sh-museum-exhibition

Nubian Art:

www.nytimes.com/2019/10/11/arts/nubian-art-mfa-boston.html

Cabarets:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20191003-cabar...-hedonism-and-satire

Women artists at the Prado:

verne.elpais.com/verne/2019/10/04/articu...70199921_783152.html

A judge is preventing the Louvre from lending the Vitruvian Man to Italy:

en.rfi.fr/europe/20191009-leonardo-s-vit...after-court-ruling-0
nationalpost.com/news/world/italian-cour...ruvian-man-to-louvre
elpais.com/cultura/2019/10/08/actualidad/1570558715_217716.html

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