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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, 'jona', Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, 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 study involving high resolution CT scanning of 'Little Foot'
(australopithecine)'s skull:

phys.org/news/2020-03-foot-skull-reveals-million-year.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uotw-fs031720.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200317103821.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/8533-200319-little-foot-skull

More on early humans and hyenas sharing migration patterns:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200313180827.htm

More on hominids at Atapuerca growing more quickly than their modern
counterparts:

www.cenieh.es/en/press/news/tooth-enamel...faster-modern-humans
www.archaeology.org/news/8528-200317-spain-hominin-maturity
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AFRICA
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Feature on 'Egyptianizing' mummification on the Canary Islands:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2020/03/mummification-canary-islands

On Algeria's efforts to save the Casbah:

www.apollo-magazine.com/the-algerians-ba...sbah-from-crumbling/

Feature on a few 'warrior queens' of Kush:

scoopempire.com/kandakas-of-kush-the-war...ns-of-ancient-nubia/

More on the 'social currency' aspect of ostrich shells in southern Africa:

www.iol.co.za/saturday-star/news/how-ost...l-relations-45029682
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Egypt has been closing museums and tourist sites (as might be expected):

egyptindependent.com/egypt-closes-museum...f-tourists-fly-back/

In case you were wondering about Zahi Hawass' Tut opera:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82839/Tutan...ines-after-the-storm

Not sure where to put this item on the spread of Isis worship from Egypt to
England:

www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magaz...pread-egypt-england/

Feature on the development of 'alternative Egyptology':

arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/how-alte...on-the-giza-plateau/

Much attention for a 'mantis man' petroglyph of vague date (40 000 - 4000 years bp) from Iran:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/pp-amp031320.php
phys.org/news/2020-03-ancient-mantis-man-petroglyph-iran.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200316090338.htm
www.tehrantimes.com/news/446235/Mantis-m...oglyph-found-in-Iran
scienmag.com/ancient-mantis-man-petroglyph-discovered-in-iran/
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/squattin...half-praying-mantis/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/ancient-ma...vered-in-iran/126463
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/possib...ent-rocks-180974451/
www.archaeology.org/news/8529-200317-iran-rock-art

Feature on the Qaleh Gardan Iron Age fort in Iran:

www.tasnimnews.com/en/news/2020/03/19/22...ort-in-northern-iran

In case you missed the Anatolian sword which turned up in a monastery in
Venice:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gradua...y-display-180974420/

Feature on the antiquities/site situation in Idlib:

syriadirect.org/news/idlib-antiquities-a...rthwest-syria%C2%A0/

Latest newsletter from the Temple Mount Sifting Project:

mailchi.mp/0b6a0d02ef34/march-2019-newsl...ting-project-2703218

In case you missed it, all the DSS fragments in the Museum of the Bible were deemed to be fake:

phys.org/news/2020-03-dead-sea-scroll-fragments-museum.html
www.npr.org/2020/03/17/817018416/museums...re-fakes-experts-say
www.washingtonpost.com/science/forged-de...f086a3fab_story.html
www.wapt.com/article/how-forgers-fooled-...l-fragments/31606741
wamu.org/story/20/03/17/museums-collecti...e-fakes-experts-say/
www.foxcarolina.com/how-forgers-fooled-t...c5-d82771d57980.html
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...sea-scrolls-exposed/
www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/...a-scrolls-forgeries/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/all-mu...ort-finds-180974425/

... and a followup piece on the authenticity of other DSS:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-aft...l-are-real-1.8679396

Followup to that fallen stone story from the Western Wall a while back:

www.jta.org/quick-reads/work-to-secure-w...arian-area-completed
www.thekotel.org/kotel/general_info/?ite...AEDD-98D382425760%7D

An overviewish thing on finds in Oman over the past year:

timesofoman.com/article/2914240/Oman/Min...logical-explorations

Ottoman soldier burials from Istanbul:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/remains-of-ott...ter-108-years-152996

Feature on the archaeological side of Armageddon:

time.com/5802129/armageddon-archaeology/

Feature on evidence of Judean refugees in Galilee:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...refugees-in-galilee/

Feature on Tekhelet:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...-color-was-tekhelet/

www.archaeology.org/news/8526-200317-turkey-istanbul-graves

More on that possible evidence of a 'cosmic impact' at Abu Hureyra:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/comet-turned-...scientists-0w5hjvxcm

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 2000 years bp sundial from Denizli:

www.dailysabah.com/life/history/2000-yea...hern-turkeys-denizli

I think we mentioned the identification of a bust in a Turkish Museum as
Sappho:

greece.greekreporter.com/2020/03/21/bust...ed-in-turkey-museum/

I think we mentioned these recent finds (?) from Laodicea:

www.dailysabah.com/life/history/fresco-t...ient-city-oflaodicea
www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkey-ancient-...omes-to-life/1769486

Concerns for a Roman mosaic purportedly beneath the floor of an old factory in Droitwich:

www.malverngazette.co.uk/news/18313517.h...-site-600-new-homes/
www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/18313517.hi...-site-600-new-homes/

A Sunderland metal detectorist came across a Roman coin:

www.sunderlandecho.com/news/people/sunde...al-detecting-2450054

... and a Roman coin was highlighted among the year's 'treasure discoveries' announced by the BM this week:

www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/rare-r...veries-a4389271.html

Plans for a study of some sort (paywalled) of the Teutoburg Varian disaster:

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/scienti...footprints-ddljb6005
www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times...d59f9788538a8fadef0d

AIA honours for Katherine Dunbabin:

www.archaeological.org/aia-announces-202...-medal-award-winner/

Mary Beard on Draco:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/who-is-the-dr...-draconian-measures/

Feature on the Ides of March:

www.cnn.com/2020/03/15/us/ides-of-march-...luck-trnd/index.html

... and the assassination of Julius Caesar:

www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/nightlife/...lius-ceasar/12060068

A feature on St Patrick:

www.rte.ie/news/2020/0317/1123667-was-st...ck-a-runaway-taxman/

... and what the Romans did for Ireland:

www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/what-di...or-ireland-1.4205876

Feature on Boudicca:

www.brandeis.edu/now/2020/march/boudica-podcast-gillespie.html

Feature on lapdogs in ancient Rome:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/brutus-minimu...-to-romans-r6zvdffbn
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8137679...red-celebrities.html

Feature on the oracle of Delphi:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...s-she-really-stoned/

Feature on the 300:

lethbridgenewsnow.com/rss/did-300-sparta...an-army-of-millions/

Feature on a Roman quarry in Zvornik:

www.sarajevotimes.com/interesting-story-...n-quarry-in-zvornik/

As might be expected, COVID-19 is making folks think about Thucydides:

theconversation.com/thucydides-and-the-p...-teach-us-now-133155
greece.greekreporter.com/2020/03/21/what...n-coronavirus-times/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/thucydides...-teach-us-now/126663
neoskosmos.com/en/160513/a-greek-history-of-great-plagues/

... but also making connections with the 'Thucydides trap':

spectator.us/corona-crisis-pushing-us-thucydides-trap/

Feature on early Christians during assorted Roman plagues:

pjmedia.com/lifestyle/how-early-christia...uring-roman-plagues/

Feature on the connection between plagues and bad leadership in ancient Greek tales:

thewire.in/history/plagues-follow-bad-le...ip-in-ancient-greece
www.milwaukeeindependent.com/syndicated/...sson-trump-covid-19/

How to face pandemics like a Stoic:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/m...coronavirus-pandemic
asiatimes.com/2020/03/we-are-all-stoics-now/

Life lessons from Cicero:

www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/18/ciceros-lessons-for-life/

... and Cicero on social distancing:

lethbridgenewsnow.com/rss/did-300-sparta...an-army-of-millions/

Marcus Aurelius on being a morning person:

bigthink.com/personal-growth/marcus-aurelius-mornings

In case you missed the latest on the so-called Nazareth Inscription:

www.sciencenews.org/article/nazareth-ins...s-jesus-resurrection

On the politics of taking down statues of Alexander the Great in North
Macedonia:

www.economist.com/europe/2020/03/21/the-...-alexander-the-great

On the 'Brexit' from the Roman Empire:

www.spiked-online.com/2020/03/16/our-bre...om-the-roman-empire/

What Boris Johnson learned from the Greeks and Romans about pandemics:

www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/03/17/...johnson-coronavirus/

Roman Archaeology Blog:

romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Neolithic ceramics and tools from a site in Slovakia:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22359494/trnava-archa...r-old-discovery.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8534-200320-slo...-neolithic-artifacts

A standing stone at Airigh na Beinne Bige is apparently connected to a series of 4000 years bp lightning strikes:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/16/...cks-lightning-strike

Iron Age finds from a housing development site in St Neots:

www.huntspost.co.uk/news/archaeology-fin...n-st-neots-1-6568617

Remains of 13th century town walls in Caernarfon:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remnan...hed-wales-180974441/

A bone analysis study of some medieval burials suggest there was much copper cookware/utensils in use:

phys.org/news/2020-03-bone-analyses-kitc...utensils-middle.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uosd-bat031920.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200319125212.htm

Metal detectorists turned up 1311 'treasures' last year according to the British Museum:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/mar/17/...-treasures-last-year
www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/art/unearthed...-metal-detectorists/

... related:

www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journ...nds-recorded-in-2019

An 18th century coin hoard found during church renovations in Obisovce:

spectator.sme.sk/c/22359500/archaeologis...ure-in-obisovce.html

Hidden beer (apparently old) beneath some cellar stairs in Yorkshire:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-ret...brewery-site-2504055

Plans for vandalism patrols at historic sites in Wales:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-51872715

Finds from various periods made prior to student residence construction in
Oxford:

www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/18317766.cornm...gical-remains-found/

Feature on a 150 years bp cannon ball found at Cumberland last year:

thebrunswicknews.com/news/local_news/cum...3e-70b368249a02.html

Feature on Wales' mythical Cantre'r Gwaelod:

www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20200318-how-...aled-a-welsh-kingdom

Pondering a possible daVinci connection to a Louise Valley castle:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200316-the-un...-iconic-loire-valley

More on the 'plague refuge' of Eyam:

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/15/ey...-isolate-1665-plague

More on remains of Edinburgh's glassworks:

www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/heritage-...tion-workers-2447433
www.archaeology.org/news/8525-200316-scotland-glass-factory

More on the monumental gateway to Medina Azahara:

www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times...d24d3c7149ce4d319b40
www.archaeology.org/news/8524-200316-spain-palace-gate
Archaeology in Europe News:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of interest in remains of a 22 000 years bp structure built from mammoth bones in Russia:

phys.org/news/2020-03-mysterious-bone-ci...mammoths-reveal.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uoe-mbc031220.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200316204633.htm
www.livescience.com/ice-age-mammoth-house.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...stenki-a9406001.html
www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/science/mammoth-bones-circle.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-old...moth-bones-1.8680727
www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/1830986...eveal-clues-ice-age/
www.cnn.com/2020/03/16/world/ice-age-mam...ussia-scn/index.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/kostenki-11...structure-08240.html
gizmodo.com/scientists-discover-ice-age-...m-bones-o-1842363260
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/archaeolog...one-structure/126482
www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/60...se-russia-180974426/
www.archaeology.org/news/8531-200318-russia-mammoth-bones

Some 'portable art' from the Leang Bulu Bettue cave (Indonesia) dating between 14 000 and 26 000 years bp:

phys.org/news/2020-03-pocket-sized-artwo...e-age-indonesia.html
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/indonesia...of-ancient-human-art
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/portab...sian-cave-180974462/
www.archaeology.org/news/8532-200318-indonesia-portable-art

Analysis of some Zhou dynasty teeth is providing clues about gender inequality in Bronze Age China:

phys.org/news/2020-03-ancient-teeth-reveal-bronze-age.html
www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/campus/univer...ient-lifestyle-facts
www.archaeology.org/news/8536-200320-china-diet-differences

Interesting Tang dynasty burial of a Chinese noblewoman and her 'polo
donkey':

www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquit...95BFCF45B1BB9268C89A
phys.org/news/2020-03-tang-dynasty-noblewoman-donkeys-polo.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/wuis-tdn031320.php
www.cnn.com/2020/03/17/world/tang-dynast...-polo-scn/index.html
www.newsweek.com/ancient-chinese-noblewo...lo-afterlife-1492750
www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/polo-obs...ied-her-donkey-steed
www.sciencealert.com/this-9th-century-ch...was-buried-with-them
gizmodo.com/discovery-in-tomb-reveals-an...nkey-polo-1842379038
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/chinese-no...lo-on-donkeys/126492
www.archaeology.org/news/8530-200318-china-donkey-polo

Feature on ancient Liangzhu:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg24532740-...awn-of-civilisation/

Remains of a 1200 years bp Buddhist monastery (maybe) from Jessore
(Bangladesh):

www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2...red-after-1200-years

A similarly-aged pyramid-shaped stupa from Nateshwar:

www.thedailystar.net/city/news/pyramid-s...ur-rich-past-1883179

Remains of a 7th century Chalukyan temple from Guntur:

www.thehansindia.com/andhra-pradesh/rema...ntur-district-612497

Plans for digs at Sivagalai with a connection to trade with Rome:

www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-na...-empire-2118635.html

Studying the recruitment of the Queensland Native Mounted Police:

phys.org/news/2020-03-aboriginal-scars-frontier-wars.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/fu-asf031820.php
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NORTH AMERICA
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Latest finds from Pueblo Bonito in Chaco Canyon:

www.sciencealert.com/legendary-tree-of-l...t-be-what-we-thought

A possible Civil-War-era piece of driftwood from a North Carolina beach:

www.wral.com/archaeologists-beach-find-c...entury-old/19013869/
www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/old-piece-wood-w...north-174716398.html

Latest finds from the Dating Iroquoia Project suggests maize is more important than metal in figuring out the timeline of the Mohawk Valley:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/cu-mnm031920.php
phys.org/news/2020-03-maize-metal-key-native-settlements.html

Latest study of Hopewell earthworks:

www.dispatch.com/news/20200322/archaeolo...n-ancient-earthworks

Plans for a plastics factory on a slave cemetery in St James Parish (LA):

www.wcsjnews.com/news/national/billion-p...3e-8ce787120869.html

Feature on who 'discovered' Florida:

www.miamiherald.com/news/local/community...rticle240932171.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Recreating a Moctezuma banquet:

elpais.com/internacional/2020/03/16/la_s...84329981_502780.html

More on that lost Maya capital found in Chiapas:

www.brandeis.edu/now/2020/march/maya-discovery-golden.html
www.livescience.com/maya-kingdom-discovered-in-mexico.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/world/sak-tz-...on-a-ranch-g0mw08hl5
www.foxnews.com/science/long-lost-maya-c...n-backyard-in-mexico
www.archaeology.org/news/8527-200317-mexico-maya-sak-tz-i

More on that 3400 years bp ballgame court at Etlatongo:

phys.org/news/2020-03-ancient-ballcourt-...-game-highlands.html
www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/03/3400-yea...hed-mountains-mexico
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mesoam...not-coast-180974422/
www.archaeology.org/news/8523-200316-mexico-ball-court
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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There were a few 'lists' of historical epidemics and pandemics in history this week:

www.livescience.com/worst-epidemics-and-...mics-in-history.html
www.canberratimes.com.au/story/6686252/p...ies-a-cure-or-curse/
uwidata.com/8810-epidemics-in-world-hist...onavirus-in-context/
theconversation.com/pandemics-from-homer...erary-history-133572
www.theglobeandmail.com/arts/books/artic...from-past-pandemics/
www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/world/europe/...ebola-epidemics.html
www.telegraphindia.com/health/coronaviru...ntiquity/cid/1756510
www.abqjournal.com/1435135/pandemics-through-the-ages.html
culto.latercera.com/2020/03/17/peste-negra-plaga-europa/

... and various responses:

www.newsweek.com/surgical-masks-plague-c...eath-history-1493277
www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/21/opinion/c...ays-we-cant-imagine/

... on New York in 1918:

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opinion/coron...ndemic-new-york.html

Feature on Typhoid Mary:

www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/03/1...cks-day-coronavirus/

Feature on various artists' response to the plague:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/ma...o-tackled-pestilence

On the history of handshaking:

gulfnews.com/world/coronavirus-hand-shak...from-1.1584531364564

... and toilet paper:

www.sonomanews.com/entertainment/1083737...ef-history-of-toilet
www.countrylife.co.uk/comment-opinion/cu...-toilet-paper-213206

Modern hunter-gatherers are pretty sedentary, apparently:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/modern-h...sedentary-as-we-are/

Feature on plague doctors and related matters:

www.counterpunch.org/2020/03/17/from-the...r-to-plague-culture/

On the origins of the word 'leprechaun':

www.irishcentral.com/culture/education/leprechaun-irish-word

Feature on Henry Wallis:

www.apollo-magazine.com/henry-wallis-pre...haelite-book-review/

Feature on Cezanne:

www.ft.com/content/dd2e1fe8-676b-11ea-a3c9-1fe6fedcca75

Feature on La Calderona:

elpais.com/cultura/2020-03-18/la-caldero...el-siglo-de-oro.html

Feature on Sybille Ehringhaus' work tracking Nazi-looted art:

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/arts/design/g...nazi-looted-art.html

A history of crossword puzzles:

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/17/books/review/...adrienne-raphel.html

On the development of the 9 to 5 workday:

www.bbc.com/worklife/article/20200317-th...f-the-modern-workday

Pondering what Freud got right:

www.livescience.com/why-freud-was-wrong.html

Some background on the Olympic torch relay:

www.foxsports.com/olympics/story/olympic...-berlin-games-031820

An aspect of Darwin's theories has been proven correct:

phys.org/news/2020-03-darwin-evolution-theories-cambridge.html
www.cnn.com/2020/03/19/world/darwin-theo...-scn-trnd/index.html

Feature on the Tambora volcano and its effects:

www.dw.com/en/the-volcano-that-changed-the-world/av-52805021

Might be a good time to revisit some of the AIA's interactive digs:

www.interactivedigs.com/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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More on what wild boars reveal about domestication:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/wild-boars...domestication/126425
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Nubia:

www.mfa.org/exhibitions/nubia/shomarka-keita

Wordworth:

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/15/wo...am-and-dorothys-bond
www.nationaltrust.org.uk/wordsworth-house-and-garden

LGBT tours of the National Museum Wales:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-51839437

Latest opEd on museums pondering repatriating bits of their collections:

inews.co.uk/culture/arts/parthenon-elgin...ions-museums-2482368

Several museums were highlighting/being highlighted as being able to be visited via the internet:

metro.co.uk/2020/03/20/british-museum-ma...mfort-home-12432145/
blogs.getty.edu/iris/explore-getty-art-r...-closed-coronavirus/
londonist.com/london/museums-and-galleri...coronavirus-pandemic
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ten-mu...lly-visit-180974443/
www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/artes-y-cult...-en-cuarentena.shtml

They're still working on the GEM:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82705/Despi...-work-resumes-in-GEM

... and items were put at the Great Staircase thereof:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82790/36-he...%99s-Great-Staircase

Items were transferred to the Sharm El Sheikh museum:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82754/Sharm...ceives-300-artifacts
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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More on the Francis Bacon triptych coming to auction:

www.thejakartapost.com/life/2020/03/15/f...sothebys-in-may.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Suggestion that C14 dating could use some recalibration (for good effect):

news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/03/fine-tu...write-ancient-events
phys.org/news/2020-03-fine-tuning-radioc...rewrite-ancient.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/cu-frd031820.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200319141036.htm
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/science-rings...nt-history-9mwp9h8w9
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/fine-tunin...ncient-events/126597

Using tech to create 3d replicas of historic sites at Pauline Cove (Yukon
Territory):

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/herschel-is...on-project-1.5474338
www.archaeology.org/news/8535-200320-canada-pauline-cove

Feature on another VR recreation of Roman buildings:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vr-exp...mer-glory-180970901/

Egyptian blue apparently has microscopy applications:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/a-pigment-...rn-microscopy/126683

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A very comprehensive study of human genomes with all sorts of implications arising from genetic diversity:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200319141026.htm

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Somewhat vague item on climate change and hunter-gatherers in Ireland:

www.independent.ie/irish-news/10000-year...change-39050696.html

I suspect we've mentioned this Rok stone runic inscription which supposedly has climate change concerns in it:

www.econotimes.com/Ancient-Viking-slab-m...imate-crisis-1577355
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Diyarbakir Fortress (Turkey):

www.dailysabah.com/life/travel/world-her...cious-hevsel-gardens

Mythical Greece:

www.thetravel.com/mythological-guide-to-greece/

Aegean Islands:

www.theweek.co.uk/106087/four-overlooked-aegean-island-gems

Rathcroghan:

www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/travel...eard-of-it-1.4201267
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PERFORMANCES
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On music in times of pandemic:

www.earlymusicamerica.org/web-articles/a...n-times-of-pandemic/

Feature on Henrich Shultz:

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/arts/music/heinrich-schutz.html

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CRIME BEAT
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Provenance concerns at TEFAF:

www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/03/06/vraagtekens...beurs-tefaf-a3992918

... and at least two items have been identified as stolen:

www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2020/03/17/twee-oudhed...beurs-tefaf-a3994001

A Roman brooch and Anglo-Saxon items were stolen in a Norwich burglary:

www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/crime/crime...h-burglary-1-6568970

A Van Dyck was stolen from a University of Oxford gallery:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-51897201
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/mar/15/...ford-college-gallery

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2020/03/...6-february-2020.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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Fear of a 'Coronavirus Apocalypse' caused a man to return a 2000 years bp stolen catapult stone to the City of David National Park:

www.timesofisrael.com/fearing-the-end-is...ld-artifact-to-park/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-pen...len-weapon-1.8679057
www.algemeiner.com/2020/03/19/fearing-en...y-of-david-artifact/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n11.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n12.html
Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Pilar Luna:

mexiconewsdaily.com/news/pioneer-of-unde...haeology-dies-at-76/

Vinson Synan:

www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/marc...matic-historian.html

James Hatch:

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/arts/james-hatch-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-mar-14-2020
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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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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, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Question for my readers: should I start including links to Youtube items (when appropriate, of course)? I've avoided it generally because such links create an attachment which years ago.

It often was an issue for people but likely isn't any more. If you have an opinion one way or another, feel free to drop me a line!

... as might be expected, it was a very slow week for news ...

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Cave excavations in Portugal suggest Neanderthals had an extensive seafood
diet:

phys.org/news/2020-03-neanderthals-marin...ce-exploitation.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/uob-sps032520.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/c-npi032320.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200326144433.htm
www.nytimes.com/2020/03/26/science/neand...s-fishing-ocean.html
www.cnn.com/2020/03/26/world/fishing-nea...tugal-scn/index.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2020/mar/26/...afood-scientists-say
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52054653
cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/neanderth...in-food-from-the-sea

Studying how early humans (broadly construed) added plants to their diet:

phys.org/news/2020-03-stone-age-humans-glucose.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Due to Covid-19, the unveiling of a restored Ramses II statue is "prone to
postponement":

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82876/Due-t...mses-II-statue-prone

... and the Ministry of Tourism was 'sterilizing' archaeological sites and
museums:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/82911/Minis...s-museums-nationwide
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82993/Min-l...9-antiquities-region

... and they were closed, of course:

zeenews.india.com/world/egypt-closes-arc...hurches-2270901.html

Feature on an Egyptian cat sculpture at the Getty:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/hello-kitty-the-ody...ptian-cat-sculpture/

In case you've been wondering what Egyptology is:

www.thebritishacademy.ac.uk/blog/what-is-egyptology

The sun setting behind the Sphinx on the spring equinox might be a deliberate astronomical alignment:

www.livescience.com/egypt-sphinx-equinox.html
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/82910/Hawas...periority-of-ancient
www.newsweek.com/pyramid-ancient-egypt-equinox-1493770
www.archaeology.org/news/8546-200325-egypt-equinox-sphinx

Pondering the authenticity of the DSS in the wake of the Museum of the Bible revelations (more on that in the Museum section):

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-aft...l-are-real-1.8679396

Covid-19 has shuttered sites in Jerusalem's Old City (and elsewhere, I
assume):

www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...8b62cdb51_story.html

... and in case you missed the catapult stone returned by someone who stole it 15 years ago:

www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Fearing-corona...i-authorities-622427

Hagia Sophia is being used as a mosque again:

eu.greekreporter.com/2020/03/24/turkey-u...slamic-prayer-again/
greekcitytimes.com/2020/03/29/turkey-use...slamic-prayer-again/

Feature on when the Spanish flu arrived in Israel:

www.jpost.com/HEALTH-SCIENCE/When-the-Sp...and-of-Israel-622043

Hyping a movie about Andrzej Niwinski's search for Thutmose II's tomb:

www.thefirstnews.com/article/new-film-ex...yptian-pharaoh-11386

Nice Google arts and culture feature on a Phoenician shipwreck:

artsandculture.google.com/exhibit/explor...wreck/pgLyhfUxcvC2IA

More on the Nazareth Inscription:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-an...sus-death-180974485/

More on that mislabelled Anatolian sword found in an Italian monastery:

www.cnn.com/style/article/5000-year-old-...taly-trnd/index.html
www.dailysabah.com/life/history/italian-...ates-back-5000-years
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a 2000 years bp fountain were revealed in Pompeii this week:

www.msn.com/en-us/video/lifestyle/2000-y...-pompeii/vi-BB11ydkQ

Mary Beard was appointed as a trustee of the British Museum:

www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/uk_national...number-10-rejection/

More on the identification of a bust of Sappho in a museum in Turkey:

greece.greekreporter.com/2020/03/21/bust...d-in-turkish-museum/

More on Romans and lapdogs:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/romans-alr...000-years-ago/126727

Thucydides' description of the plague of Athens was the focus of a few different features this week:

neoskosmos.com/en/161042/thucydides-and-...it-can-teach-us-now/
www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/0...allels-today/608545/
slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/03/thuc...ens-coronavirus.html
<a href="
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/thucydides...-teach-us-now/126663 ">Thucydides
and the plague of Athens - what it can teach us now - HeritageDaily - Archaeology News</a>

... and how ancient Greeks handled disease in their city states:

news.yahoo.com/ancient-greeks-purged-city-states-120153373.html
www.rawstory.com/2020/03/ancient-greeks-...rable-that-suffered/
www.wfsb.com/ancient-greeks-purged-city-...3b-22815615e276.html

Feature on applying Ovid's exile to social isolation:

medium.com/ostraka-a-durham-university-c...no-rome-93f5362f7f51

Feature on a hotel in Antayka built over ruins (incorporated into the
hotel) of ancient Antioch:

www.architecturaldigest.com/story/turkey...-2300-year-old-ruins

Feature on Arkalochori cave and the Minoan finds there:

www.argophilia.com/news/the-spiritual-se...lochori-cave/225429/

Feature on Hypatia:

face2faceafrica.com/article/born-and-kil...athematician-hypatia

Feature on ancient Greek Olympic champions:

www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magaz...-superstar-athletes/

Feature on 'Pompeii Mania' during the Romantic era:

daily.jstor.org/pompeii-mania-in-the-era-of-romanticism/

Feature on the fall of empires:

www.motherjones.com/media/2020/03/how-do...-death-of-an-empire/

Feature on the Pythagorean math in music:

www.dw.com/en/the-math-in-music-why-numb...-universe/a-52899009

Another feature on applying Stoic philosophy in modern contexts:

www.forbes.com/sites/theyec/2020/03/25/t...nt-roman-philosophy/

Book hype for the first volume of the *Cambridge World History of Violence*:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/mpif-pim032520.php

Some museum lectures on Pompeii will be broadcast via Zoom this week:

www.spokesman.com/stories/2020/mar/28/ma...ure-series-via-zoom/

Roman Archaeology Blog:

romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A mammoth tush (and finds from later periods) from a (medieval) site in
Bavaria:

www.dw.com/en/german-archaeologists-unea...moth-tusk/a-52947985

Plans for tests to determine the age of the Cerne Abbas Giant:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/23/expe...e-cerne-abbas-giant/
www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/news/1832...e-cerne-abbas-giant/
www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/18327965.archa...s-cerne-abbas-giant/
www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/cerne-abbas-g...re-age-a4394436.html
metro.co.uk/2020/03/23/archaeologists-ce...esting-age-12441783/
www.archaeology.org/news/8540-200324-cerne-abbas-giant

Horse stables are to be built on a site of archaeological interest (Roman and Saxon) in Ardleigh:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/18331313.anc...-used-horse-stables/

I think we mentioned this cache of Georgian/Victorian beer bottles from
Leeds:

www.thedrinksbusiness.com/2020/03/archae...er-bottles-in-leeds/
www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshi...ds-car-park-17991056
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hundre...eeds-site-180974513/
www.archaeology.org/news/8545-200325-england-leeds-bottles

Damage to cultural sites from an earthquake in Zagreb this week:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cathed...arthquake-180974498/

Feature on some of Europe's 'most beautiful' public clocks:

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

What we can learn in Covid-19 times from medieval literature:

www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...9-leadership/608347/

Hyping a Netflix movie about Basil Brown and Sutton Hoo:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8164021...-glory-snobbery.html

More on evidence of copper cookware use in Denmark over the past millennium or so:

www.sdu.dk/en/nyheder/Forskningsnyheder/..._af_koekkenredskaber
www.archaeology.org/news/8552-200327-copper-bones-pots
Archaeology in Europe News:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence of an 'independently developed' Neolithic era in New Guinea:

phys.org/news/2020-03-artifacts-guinea-neolithic-period.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-03/aaft-pas032420.php
www.sciencenews.org/article/new-guinea-n...without-outside-help
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/prehistori...in-new-guinea/126840
www.archaeology.org/news/8553-200327-neolithic-new-guinea

Longshan Culture (4000 years bp) pottery drain pipes from the Pingliangai Ancient City:

www.ecns.cn/hd/2020-03-24/detail-ifzusrwx0574380.shtml
www.macaubusiness.com/archaeologists-fin...ban-drainage-system/
www.archaeology.org/news/8543-200325-china-neolithic-drainage

Possible Keeladi-era human remains from Konthagai:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai...cleshow/74765250.cms

... while the current phase of excavations at Keeladi were put on hold:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai...cleshow/74855069.cms

A pile of palm-leaf manuscripts in an Indian museum are undergoing preservation efforts:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pr.../article31123362.ece
www.archaeology.org/news/8544-200325-ind...anuscripts-conserved

An interesting 19th century shipwreck off southeastern Australia was being checked out:

blogs.flinders.edu.au/fit/2020/03/02/wre...ations-shipbuilding/
www.archaeology.org/news/8548-200326-aus...ia-shipwreck-barbara

More on that 'donkey polo' Tang-era burial from Xian:

www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/...vidence-donkey-polo/
www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/beast-of-bu...tudy-finds-1.5512451

More on that 'mammoth bone circle' from western Russia:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/enigmati...ope-date-to-ice-age/

More on that Buddhist monastery find in Bangladesh:

www.dhakatribune.com/bangladesh/nation/2...red-after-1200-years
www.archaeology.org/news/8537-200323-ban...h-buddhist-monastery

More on the Queensland Native Mounted Police:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/03/200318104420.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
A mid-17th century dugout canoe find in New Hampshire:

www.unionleader.com/news/history/testing...7a-c4c8f376cdd3.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8542-200324-new-hampshire-canoe

New carbon dates for some New York Native American sites are revising the timeline a bit:

www.oleantimesherald.com/news/maize-not-...a4-914e812d8dcd.html

A shipwreck that reappears from time to time on a Maine beach dates to the colonial era:

www.seacoastonline.com/news/20200325/yor...tion-say-researchers
www.archaeology.org/news/8550-200327-maine-colonial-ship

A William McKinley letter was found by a student doing research at Ramsdell Civil War House:

www.herald-dispatch.com/wcn/wc_news/stud...ae-87eb74b1ef3c.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8551-200327-west-virginia-letter

Research has revealed the identity of one of the last survivors of the Transatlantic slave trade:

www.bbc.com/news/education-52010859
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/resear...ave-trade-180974530/
www.archaeology.org/news/8549-200326-tra...antic-trade-survivor

Suggestion that John Cabot was the first European to reach Florida:

www.staugustine.com/news/20200328/still-...e-that-you-are-wrong

Feature on preserving 'God's Little Acre':

www.brown.edu/news/2020-03-23/acre

More on the Hopewell earthworkds:

www.dispatch.com/news/20200322/archaeolo...s-ancient-earthworks
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on the Florentine Codex (at the Getty):

blogs.getty.edu/iris/who-writes-history-...of-the-aztec-empire/

More on that Sak Tz'i Maya capital in Chiapas:

www.livescience.com/maya-kingdom-discovered-in-mexico.html
www.cnn.com/2020/03/23/world/maya-capita...-scn-trnd/index.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/commun...rd-mexico-180974505/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/archaeolog...-maya-kingdom/126361

More on the remains of that Etlatongo ball court and its implications:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/03/3400-yea...origins-of-the-game/
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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I can never figure out where items from Hawaii should go ... in this case, a 19th century kitchen site from Maui:

www.mauinews.com/news/local-news/2020/03...aldwin-home-kitchen/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archae...ouse-maui-180974507/
www.archaeology.org/news/8541-200324-maui-baldwin-kitchen

Feature on participation in digs by soldiers in the UK with PTSD:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/soldiers-dig-...eir-demons-w7zw3v9hx

Feature on Ignaz Semmelweis and the importance of handwashing:

www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/03/23...washing-coronavirus/

Feature on 'eye portraits' in the 18th century:

daily.jstor.org/18th-century-lovers-exch...raits-of-their-eyes/

On rebuilding Notre Dame in virtual reality:

www.dw.com/en/rebuilding-notre-dame/av-52924764

More features on museum collections that are available online:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/68-cul...re-online-180974475/
www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/mar/23/1...nd-art-gallery-tours
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/ma...leries-adrian-searle
blog.britishmuseum.org/how-to-explore-th...sh-museum-from-home/

... and historical sites:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/03/5-virtual-...torical-sites/126924

Comparing Covid-19 and the 1918 epidemic (and others):

www.newyorker.com/culture/video-dept/a-h...he-influenza-of-1918
www.bbc.com/future/article/20200325-covi...history-of-pandemics
www.mprnews.org/episode/2020/03/23/what-...m-historic-pandemics

Feature on monks in quarantine:

daily.jstor.org/ancient-monks-got-that-quarantine-feeling-too/

Feature on Pepys' diary entries during the Plague:

www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/viral-news

Feature on Dorothy Hawksley:

blog.britishmuseum.org/rediscovering-dorothy-hawksley/

Feature on assorted historical 'generation gaps':

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/3KyLPY...ger-than-ever-before

Feature on heirloom seeds in the UK:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-51315237

Feature on the damage dust can do to museum collections:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/25/dust...eat-art-collections/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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The 'Near Eastern Pig' domestication story:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2020/03/near-eastern-pig
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompei e Santorini:

medium.com/ostraka-a-durham-university-c...no-rome-93f5362f7f51

El Greco:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...70c6b2034_story.html

More on fake DSS items at the Museum of the Bible:

www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/marc...forgery-exhibit.html

Feature on the British Museum's Circulating Artifacts Project:

www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/articl...l-Artefacts-20200326

Repair backlog in UK museums is causing concerns for collections:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/mar/27/...-collections-at-risk
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED ACTIVITIES
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More on the upcoming auction of a France Bacon Oresteia triptych:

www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifes...new-york-990545.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Paper on a method for provenancing iron:

journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10....journal.pone.0229623

More on 'fine tuning' Carbon dating:

news.cornell.edu/stories/2020/03/fine-tu...write-ancient-events
www.sapiens.org/column/curiosities/radiocarbon-dating-part-1/

More on 3e scans of historica Yukon structures:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/explor...d-erosion-180974488/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Feature on nine items that have undergone DNA testing:

www.mentalfloss.com/article/620560/ancie...s-that-had-dna-tests

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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The UK is seeking data transfer help in its Rainfall Rescue Project:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-52040822
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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on Heinrich Schutz:

www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/arts/music/heinrich-schutz.html

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CRIME BEAT
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On the use of technology to find looted antiquities:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hi-tech-hunt-...ntiquities-9lzd8mdb0

A pair of ne-er-do-wells were arrested trying to steal stones from Notre
Dame:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/two-me...otre-dame-180974500/

Latest Turkey (fake) Torah smuggling/selling attempt results:

www.dailysabah.com/turkey/investigations...rah-for-125m#gallery

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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Hobby Lobby/Museum of the Bible plans to return 11 500 items (!) to Iraq and Egypt:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/america...istory-a9431086.html
www.wsj.com/articles/hobby-lobby-preside...nd-egypt-11585324494

Latest call for the return of some Benin bronzes from a Bristol museum:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/03/23/afri...itish-museum-return/
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-51995291

... and a possible outcome (?):

www.cnn.com/style/article/benin-bronze-b...-intl-gbr/index.html
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n12.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n13.html

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Albert Uderzo:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/albert-uder...asterix-dies-aged-92
www.nytimes.com/2020/03/25/arts/albert-uderzo-dead.html
www.ft.com/content/64c7a498-700d-11ea-9bca-bf503995cd6f
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/albert...s-dies-92-180974509/

... related:

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/mar/24/as...uderzo-rene-goscinny

John McKie:

www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/18336138....ompiler-wee-stinker/

Ofer Bar-Yosef:

anthropology.fas.harvard.edu/news/ofer-bar-yosef-1937-2020
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-mar-21-2020
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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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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, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Embarking on year 23 of bringing you the archaeology news every Sunday! As always, a special thanks to all our contributors over the past year for making the task easier!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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DNA suggests Neanderthals had older mothers and younger fathers (?):

phys.org/news/2020-04-neandertals-older-...younger-fathers.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200423130427.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/au-idj042320.php
scienmag.com/icelandic-dna-jigsaw-puzzle...-about-neanderthals/
www.sciencealert.com/neanderthal-dna-in-...your-looks-after-all
www.archaeology.org/news/8652-200424-iceland-neanderthal-dna

Pondering who made use of a 300 000 years bp 'throwing stick' found in
Germany:

uni-tuebingen.de/en/university/news-and-...volution-of-hunting/
www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/science/throwing-stick-hunting.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/300000...d-hunters-180974730/
www.archaeology.org/news/8650-200423-germany-throwing-stick

On the 'muddle' in the middle Pleistocene:

phys.org/news/2020-04-video-middle-pleistocene.html

Studying carnivores and Paleolithic campsites:

elpais.com/espana/catalunya/2020-04-20/l...cer-yacimientos.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/study-shed...hic-campsites/127742

The human 'language pathway' in the brain is much older that previously
thought:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200420125519.htm

Feature on human migrations to Asia and their impact on current thinking:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/wi...ewrite-human-history

More on the possibe purpose of those 400 000 years bp 'spheroids' found in Qesem Cave:

phys.org/news/2020-04-reveals-spheroids-middle-east-years.html
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/84953/Meet-the-ancient-can-opener
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AFRICA
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A medieval Christian church site in Ethiopia:

scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C81...-walls-ethiopia.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8653-200424-ethiopia-medieval-church
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure of the date of the latest petroglyphs documented from a cave in the North Sinai:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/368014.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85075/In-pi...ect-uncovers-ancient
egyptindependent.com/photos-archaeologis...cave-in-north-sinai/

A 17th Dynasty sarcophagus containing a teenaged girl from the Draa Abul Naga Necropolis in Luxor:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/36...-at-Draa-Abul-N.aspx
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-04/24/c_139005533.htm
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-04/25/c_139007650.htm

Five 25th Dynasty burials from Saqqara:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/84863/Egypt...logical-discovery-at
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/84993/All-y...scoveries-in-Saqqara
www.arabnews.com/node/1662341/middle-east

Latest virtual tours from Egypt include the tomb of Unas:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/367865.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85043/Egypt...unched-a-new-virtual

... and the tomb of Niankhkhnum and Khnumhotep:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/36...hes-virtual-tou.aspx

... and Meresankh III:

newslanded.com/2020/04/22/meresank-iii-virtual-tour/

... and the Coptic Museum:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/84946/Egypt...rtual-tour-in-Coptic

... and UNESCO likes the efforts:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/84892/UNESC...ExploreEgyptFromHome

... and there was more sterilization of sites going on:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85031/Steri...-Archeological-Zones
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/84984/Egypt...sterilization-stages

Interesting pile of 'prehistoric rocks' (age?) from Southern Iran:

ifpnews.com/prehistoric-rocks-discovered-in-southern-iran

I think we mentioned this 14 000 years bp Natufian burial image:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-hum...-in-israel-1.8780763
www.archaeology.org/news/8643-200421-israel-natufian-burial

A 'hidden pattern' from Gobekli Tepe:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-isr...bekli-tepe-1.8799837

The Covid-19 situation seems to be benefiting antiquities thieves in Israel:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/279055
www.jewishpress.com/news/eye-on-palestin...reasures/2020/04/23/

What we can learn from fingerprints on pottery from Tell es-Safi/Gath:

news.umanitoba.ca/um-anthropologist-deve...ncient-fingerprints/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-mak...s-indicate-1.8786719
www.archaeology.org/news/8647-200422-isr...fingerprints-pottery

The Temple Mount Sifting Project has a virtual exhibition:

tmsifting.org/en/2020/04/19/check-out-ou...-virtual-exhibition/

Feature on Masada:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/masada-the-fortress-palace/127797

Feature on Jiroft:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/447180/Jiroft-a...adle-of-civilization

Feature on the debate over the 'first beer' find at Raqefet Cave last year and its purpose:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/wa...-brewed-for-the-dead

Feature on Eva Grossmann's work at the Byzantine port of Apollonia:

cz.cityspy.network/prague/prague-czech-l...ne-portof-apollonia/

Feature on what we can learn from the collapse of Bronze Age cultures:

www.resilience.org/stories/2020-04-21/wh...bronze-age-cultures/

More on Zerzevan Castle being up for Heritage Status:

www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/3-000-year-old-...-unesco-list/1808868
www.archaeology.org/news/8640-200420-turkey-zerzevan-castle

... and five other sites in Turkey as well:

turkisharchaeonews.net/news/5-more-cultu...itage-tentative-list

More on the hotel in Turkey that 'floats' above an archaeological site:

edition.cnn.com/travel/article/museum-ho...urkey-scn/index.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ho...ent-ruins-180974699/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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[quite a few Classics-related items in the Coronacopia section too ...]

Evidence that the Romans in Pompeii were actively recycling:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/26/...s-invented-recycling

Cyprus is accusing a British company of illegally excavating some ancient (and later) shipwrecks (we mentioned last week):

cyprus-mail.com/2020/04/24/cyprus-accuse...-ancient-shipwrecks/
in-cyprus.philenews.com/antiquities-depa...al-and-the-guardian/

... in case you missed it:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/18/...obalisation-in-trade
cyprus-mail.com/2020/04/21/wrecks-found-...-finding-new-planet/

Plans to restore the site of Doxipara:

greece.greekreporter.com/2020/04/25/anci...rses-to-be-restored/

Plans to move a Roman/Punic (?) burial site in the way of a construction project on Malta:

www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/1017...orks_to_be_moved_10m

Suggestion that pasta has its roots in ancient Greece:

www.scmp.com/lifestyle/food-drink/articl...orians-say-its-roots
www.wionews.com/world/pasta-finds-its-ro...through-texts-294266

I think we've mentioned this possible identification of the site of the Battle of the Tagus:

english.elpais.com/arts/2020-04-20/the-s...the-tagus-river.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...iscovered-Spain.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...-hannibal-180974744/

A new drone-based virtual tour of Pompeii:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/travel_news/a...n-drone-footage.html
www.theaustralian.com.au/world/the-times...5435f692e0600692fd62

Feature on the Celtic World after Rome:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-celtic-world-after-rome/

Feature on Boudicca:

www.express.co.uk/news/uk/1271388/britai...ory-roman-empire-spt

Feature on the pharmakos:

www.express.co.uk/news/world/1271828/cor...-uk-science-news-spt

Feature on Pericles (and Boris Johnson, sort of):

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/boris-johns...uring-plague-strife/

Feature on some astronomical discoveries from ancient Greece:

theconversation.com/four-amazing-astrono...ncient-greece-136197

Feature on Aqueducts:

www.artandobject.com/blog/roman-aqueduct...ooked-ancient-wonder

Feature on oracles from Delphi:

hellenicnews.com/admire-oracles-delphi-gods-and-wine/

Stephanie Frampton was looking at assorted Latin texts:

news.mit.edu/2020/stephanie-frampton-ancient-writing-0420

Feature on Rositsa Atanasova's work on connecting Classics to refugee
rights:

willamette.edu/news/library/2020/04/rosi...anasova-profile.html

Feature on the Lycurgus Cup:

interestingengineering.com/7-scintillati...ogy-the-lycurgus-cup

On Latin in Harry Potter:

www.cbr.com/why-harry-potter-spells-latin/

Some NLE results coverage (Madway High):

www.enterprisenews.com/news/20200425/med...-national-latin-exam

Feature (paywalled) on Michael Fontaine's translation of 'The Art of
Drinking':

www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/eric-...for-the-age-of-covid

Interview with Madeline Miller:

www.vox.com/podcasts/2020/4/24/21233353/...-achilles-greek-myth

An interview with Brooke Holmes on ancient epidemics:

classics.princeton.edu/department/news/b...-antiquity-and-today

Nandini Pandey was pondering Classicists in isolation:

news.mit.edu/2020/stephanie-frampton-ancient-writing-0420

Dirk Obbink was apparently brought in for questioning regarding the POxy/MoTB affair:

www.theoxfordblue.co.uk/2020/04/16/exclu...l-of-stolen-papyrus/
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/apr/16/...le-theft-dirk-obbink
www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/apri...t-oxford-arrest.html
www.christianpost.com/news/oxford-profes...um-of-the-bible.html

... and possibly related (? ... I honestly don't understand the purpose of this one):

www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/news/oxford-d...ch-college-zncv0lc66

cf:
art-crime.blogspot.com/2020/04/christ-ch...-and-other-dirk.html

Speculating what might have been if Alexander had lived longer:

www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-gree...at-had-lived-longer/

In case you want to replicate what is purported to be the ancient Roman version of the hamburger:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/learn-...recipe-historic-bbq/

... or try your hand at ancient Roman bread making:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/learn-...recipe-historic-bbq/
Roman Archaeology Blog:

romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A study of the diet of hunter-gatherers living in the Balkans some 6000+ years bp:

www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2020...r-gatherer-culinary/
phys.org/news/2020-04-unique-culinary-tr...unter-gatherers.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uoy-ssl042120.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200422091151.htm
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-pre...d-cuisines-1.8797056
scienmag.com/study-sheds-light-on-unique...ic-hunter-gatherers/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/study-shed...ter-gatherers/127793
www.archaeology.org/news/8648-200423-hunter-gatherer-cuisine

A possible 2200 years bp chieftain/shaman burial from Gloucestershire (I
think):

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ritual-a9480321.html

A Bronze Age hoard from a construction site in Portchester:

www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/18399309.photo-...portchester/?ref=rss

A study of the diets and livelihoods of folks buried at the Iron Age Levanluhta site (Finland):

phys.org/news/2020-04-diverse-livelihood...evnluhta-people.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uoh-dlh042420.php
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/diverse-li...mate-disaster/127888

A dig is underway at Anglesey Abbey:

www.elystandard.co.uk/news/anglesey-abbe...excavation-1-6621357

Remains of a medieval monastery from Bosnia Herzegovina:

www.sarajevotimes.com/medieval-monastery...nia-and-herzegovina/
www.archaeology.org/news/8644-200421-bos...erzegovina-monastery

A 500 years bp fragment of stained glass found at Winchester Cathedral:

www.couriermail.com.au/questnews/moreton...3b88eb4c29ade0314889

Feature on the synagogue/oldest Christian church at Alicante:

www.thedailybeast.com/did-the-nazis-cove...t-christian-basilica

Feature on the origins of the Celtic Picts:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-origins-of-the-celtic-picts/

... and more generally on the Picts:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/18406153.pic...-mythical-ancestors/

Feature on a medieval 'doomsday bunker' in France:

www.bbc.com/reel/video/p08b8d1k/the-medi...den-beneath-a-castle

The Paleolithic La Garma petroglyphs (Spain) have been given the VR
treatment:

www.forbes.com/sites/joanneshurvell/2020...ople-in-16000-years/

Some Viking-related podcasts:

www.historyextra.com/period/viking/vikin...-sagas-last-kingdom/

Mary Beard waded in on the plans for Oswestry hillfort:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/o...hillfort-homes-plan/

More on studying and recreating Bronze Age sword fights:

www.sciencealert.com/scientists-trade-bl...s-were-just-for-show
www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/sword-wi...d-across-bronze-age#
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/en-gar...e-warfare-180974705/
www.archaeology.org/news/8646-200422-bronze-age-swords

More on medieval blue ink:

www.unl.pt/en/news/general/1000-year-old...l-blue-dye-structure
www.atlasobscura.com/articles/folium-medieval-ink
www.sciencealert.com/we-finally-know-how...elicate-blue-pigment
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/resear...-blue-ink-180974709/
www.archaeology.org/news/8645-200421-portugal-blue-dye

More on Viking artifacts emerging from melting glaciers:

news.artnet.com/art-world/melting-ice-re...-trade-route-1841139
Archaeology in Europe News:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An ancient (?) foundation of some sort found near the Lor Ley temple in Siem Reap:

www.khmertimeskh.com/50714671/ruins-of-a...undations-uncovered/
www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ancient-t...wall-found-siem-reap

Construction in Macau revealed a 16th century (maybe) Portuguese cannon:

macaunews.mo/old-cannon-found-at-construction-site/
www.archaeology.org/news/8639-200420-macau-portugal-cannon

A number of Buddha statue fragments from Angkor Wat:

www.khmertimeskh.com/50714120/buddha-sta...em-reaps-angkor-wat/
www.archaeology.org/news/8638-200420-angkor-wat-statues

On the possible Mongolian origins of the Mulan legend:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/ancient-...red-legend-of-mulan/

Feature on indigenous accounts of Captain Cook:

www.abc.net.au/news/2020-04-26/indigenou...oks-arrival/12183584

Feature on Liangzhu civilization:

www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/lon...se-civilisation-time

More on that decapitated, kneeling skeleton from Henan:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-04/16/c_138982768.htm
www.asiaone.com/china/unusual-sacrificed...an-bones-found-china
metro.co.uk/2020/04/21/archaeologists-fi...-sacrifice-12583546/
www.archaeology.org/news/8642-200421-china-decapitated-skeleton
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NORTH AMERICA
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A pre-Hispanic Maya town's remains near Quintana Roo:

mexiconewsdaily.com/news/archaeologists-...village-of-mahahual/

The site of Fort San Anton de Carlos has been identified in Florida:

www.floridamuseum.ufl.edu/science/spanish-fort-on-mound-key/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/fmon-avf042320.php
phys.org/news/2020-04-archaeologists-flo...und-key-elusive.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8651-200424-florida-mound-key

A Native American grinding rock find during retaining wall construction in
California:

www.mtdemocrat.com/news/historical-rock-...dway-work-to-a-halt/

Feature on the Franklin Expedition excavations:

www.macleans.ca/news/canada/the-franklin...eries-of-the-voyage/

Feature on the utility of frozen poop knives:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/fr...e-you-were-wondering

Plans to move some Alamo burials:

www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/A...istoric-15226734.php

There's a virtual tour of Washington, DC:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tour-w...-free-all-180974706/

... and Frank Lloyd Wright buildings:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/enjoy-...buildings-180974719/

On the Civil War recovery:

www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/0...lood-recedes/610693/

On the origins of Tex-Mex dishes:

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/texas-mexican-food
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Interesting study of human sacrifice/heart extractions in assorted Mesoamerican contexts:

phys.org/news/2020-04-procedures-human-h...ces-mesoamerica.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/uocp-ehe042320.php
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/examining-...t-mesoamerica/127854

A study of the Wari site at Cerro Baul (Peru):

www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/shrewd-w...-did-drought-destroy
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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What archaeology is revealing about Shakespeare:

www.yahoo.com/news/william-shakespeare-a...clues-142025614.html

What an 18th century family portrait reveals about England and tea at the
time:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/what-a-portrait-of-...ury-england-and-tea/

On the search for Shackleton's lost ship:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-52376090

... and an interesting notebook from the Robert Scott expedition to the
Antarctic:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/apr/25/...nd-sexed-up-penguins

Feature on chintz:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200420-the-c...bric-that-was-banned

A 'henge' competition has some interesting renditions:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/cheese...mpetition-180974722/

Studying the globalism of Wendell Wilkie:

www.brown.edu/news/2020-03-30/willkie

Pondering depictions of historical fashion in movies:

slate.com/culture/2020/04/regency-movie-...ll-and-ted-test.html

Feature on female doctors in WWI:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/books/no-mans-land-wendy-moore.html

Interesting feature on the legal ramifications of provenance:

slate.com/culture/2020/04/regency-movie-...ll-and-ted-test.html

Notre Dame is 'gradually' reopening:

fr.aleteia.org/2020/04/23/le-chantier-de...ssivement-des-lundi/
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CORONACOPIA
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The Cerne Abbas Giant had a bit of a makeover:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-52427165

An archaeologist's experience on lockdown in Alaska:

www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020...ote-alaskan-village/

What Rome's 2773rd anniversary looked like this week:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-04/21/c_138996469.htm
www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-celebrate...on-social-media.html

Assorted diplomatic types were reciting/reading Greek literature:

www.ekathimerini.com/251968/article/ekat...ite-greek-literature
neoskosmos.com/en/163607/foreign-diploma...f-stayhome-campaign/

... and assorted others were reading Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/24/wh...ncient-mariner-to-us

This seems the proper category for a piece on sourdough/leavened bread:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/worlds...ing-again-180974605/

Applying assorted ancient philosophies to COVID-19:

medium.com/ostraka-a-durham-university-c...losophy-91d090492ce7

... and Stoicism specifically:

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/apr/25/st...lius-the-meditations

Applying ancient Greek ideas of 'hero' to COVID-19:

thebulwark.com/antigone-heroes-and-covid-19/

... and Plato's Cave:

medium.com/@robhenson2019/plato-a-cave-a...ovid-19-d409482a5d03

... and Laocoon:

www.tribuneindia.com/news/comment/are-we...coons-of-today-74406

Another comparison of COVID-19 to the Plague of Athens:

consortiumnews.com/2020/04/20/covid-19-t...he-plague-of-athens/

Connecting the collapse of the Roman Empire to an epidemic:

www.express.co.uk/news/world/1271331/anc...les-roman-empire-spt

Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Stephen Colbert, and COVID-19:

www.dw.com/en/opinion-the-coronavirus-wi...-rousseau/a-53214270

Pandemic posters over the years:

www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/...gh-the-years/609589/

Playing Bach in a time of pandemic:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/arts/music/al...ach-coronavirus.html

Denver's experience with loosening 'social distancing' in 1918:

www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/opinions/denver-1...son-avlon/index.html

The New York Historical Society is collecting pandemic-related items:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/ap...k-historical-society

In Japan, Amabie has come out to fight COVID-19:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200422-amabie...-monster-going-viral
www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-up...re-to-fight-covid-19

Feature on Typhoid Mary:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52291327

Feature on pandemic novels:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/opinion/sunda...rus-orhan-pamuk.html

Back and COVID-19:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/20/arts/music/al...ach-coronavirus.html

Dobrovnik was apparently planned with pandemic in mind:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200421-dubrov...ed-around-quarantine
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AUCTIONS
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Those two ancient coins put in Salvation Army kettles in Florida are coming to auction:

www.tampabay.com/news/tampa/2020/04/22/t...auctioned-on-friday/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Buddhist Art:

www.cnn.com/style/article/buddhist-art-images/index.html
exhibitions.asianart.org/exhibitions/awa...oward-enlightenment/

Coverage of virtual museum exhibitions this week include Rafael:

elpais.com/cultura/2020/04/20/babelia/1587385475_928123.html

... and generally:

www.fodors.com/news/photos/visit-these-w...eums-in-your-pajamas

The Met seems to be having financial difficulties:

www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-up...ays-off-81-employees

Museums were showing off their 'creepiest' items:

www.cnn.com/travel/article/museums-creep...s-twitter/index.html
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-52369540
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/museum...ightmares-180974713/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Not sure where to put this item on C14 dating in Egypt:

www.scmp.com/yp/discover/lifestyle/featu...tails-about-egyptian

A techy focus on the Nazareth inscription:

www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X19306790

Nice feature on LiDAR use by William and Mary researchers:

www.wm.edu/news/stories/2020/graduate-re...-tech-with-lidar.php

Using teeth to reconstruct genetic relationships:

uni-tuebingen.de/en/university/news-and-...s-a-different-story/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/04/every-toot...fferent-story/127769
www.archaeology.org/news/8649-200423-tooth-shape-dna
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Earth Day related piece on how assorted ancient cultures adapted to climate
challenges:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-51806291

Feature on climate change in ancient Egypt:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2020/04/climate-change

Feature on the early climate scientist Eunice Foote:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/obituaries/eu...oote-overlooked.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Georgian Convent:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/22/travel/a-glim...eorgian-convent.html

Hidden rooms of the Vatican:

www.thetravel.com/vatican-rooms-tourists-wont-see/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Interesting study of Neolithic genomes from Switzerland:

phys.org/news/2020-04-neolithic-genomes-...erland-parallel.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200420084247.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-04/mpif-ngf041620.php
scienmag.com/neolithic-genomes-from-mode...l-ancient-societies/

A study of some medieval remains from Chichester (and elsewhere) reveal evidence of leprosy:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/science-n...medieval-england.htm

More on DNA from ancient coprolites:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200417081629.htm
www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/archaeol...record-full-dog-poop
arstechnica.com/science/2020/04/archaeol...nalyzing-paleo-poop/
www.archaeology.org/news/8641-200420-human-dog-feces
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CRIME BEAT
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A followup on that Van Gogh theft outside Amsterdam:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/ap...in-sledgehammer-raid
www.cnn.com/style/article/van-gogh-sledg...scli-intl/index.html

Feature on forgeries and 'missing' works of art:

www.thetravel.com/art-forgery-missing-secrets/
conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n16.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n17.html

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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OBITUARIES
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Iris Love:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/23/nyregion/iris-love-dead.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/obituaries/2020/04/2...-aphrodite-obituary/

Cheryl A. Wall:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/21/books/cheryl-...-literary-women.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-apr-18-2020
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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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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, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers and mother figures out there!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Interesting study of the bones Neanderthals selected to make tools:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uoc--nwc050820.php
phys.org/news/2020-05-neandertals-choosy-bone-tools.html
scienmag.com/neandertals-were-choosy-about-making-bone-tools/

Comparing Neanderthals and Homo Sapiens:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/ho...nt-from-homo-sapiens

Another study trying to figure out where homo antecessor fits in:

phys.org/news/2020-05-ancient-cannibal-t...oldest-evidence.html

Pondering 'missing' bits in the human evolutionary tree:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/wh...d-humans-evolve-from

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Another burial chamber revealed at the 26th dynasty 'mummification workshop' complex at Saqqara:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/36...mmification-wor.aspx
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85422/Egypt...aeological-discovery
www.iol.co.za/news/africa/new-chamber-di...rial-ground-47541613
www.thesun.ie/tech/5390625/ancient-egyptian-funeral-home-video/
news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists...ion-workshop-1853523
www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/...stop-shop-afterlife/
www.businesswire.com/news/home/202005030...d-Excavation-Ancient
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...-business-180974823/
www.archaeology.org/news/8671-200505-egypt-saqqara-tomb

... related feature on the 'business side' of mummification:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1207...f-mummification.aspx
meaww.com/ancient-egyptian-findings-inta...mbalmers-undertakers

A restoration project for ram-headed sphinxes (sphinges) in Luxor:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/86549/In-pi...es-starts-renovating

This week's virtual tours from Egypt include the Al-Fath Royal Mosque:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/86536/Enjoy...Fath-Royal-Mosque-in

... and the Muhammad Ali Mosque:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85441/Egypt...nizes-a-virtual-tour

... and a series on underwater antiquities was announced:

www.egyptindependent.com/egypts-antiquit...erwater-antiquities/

... and a series on the history of Egyptian cooking:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85338/Egypt...unch-its-first-video

Feature on an artifact which is hoped will lead to the find of Tuthmose II's tomb:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/3500-year-...to-royal-tomb/128882

Feature on Victoria Almansa-Villatoro's online Egypt course:

www.brown.edu/news/2020-04-23/egyptology

More sites are being prepared for 'reopening':

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/85446/Egypt...istic-sites-in-Aswan

More on sphinxes (sphinges) being moved to Tahrir Square:

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/eg...xes-to-tahrir-square
www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-moves-ancien...eservation-concerns/
news.artnet.com/art-world/four-ancient-s...ahrir-square-1857177

More on that well-bejewelled teen mummy from Luxor:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egypt-...scoveries-180974821/

More on Sinai petroglyphs:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egypti...hed-stone-180974793/

A Parthian warrior burial from Iran's Mazandarin province (possibly
paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/gravedigger-u...an-warrior-jv0rrrjrk

Feature on the Ell es-Sin Byzantine necropolis:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/biological...ne-necropolis/128276

Chinese ceramic finds (9th-11th century CE) near Ras al-Khaimah:

www.ecns.cn/news/2020-05-08/detail-ifzwefvs2285346.shtml

A 'wave' of vandalism at the Hirbet Astunah site:

www.jewishpress.com/news/police-news/shiloh-valley/2020/05/03/

Feature on Nineveh:

blog.britishmuseum.org/historical-city-t...eveh-7th-century-bc/

Feature on Lachish:

www.vcyamerica.org/newsdesk/2020/05/04/t...fortress-of-lachish/

Feature on Armageddon:

www.livescience.com/megiddo-armageddon.html

Feature on Mehmed the Conqueror:

www.dailysabah.com/arts/portrait/mehmed-...mong-ottoman-sultans

Concerns for Istanbul's cultural heritage in COVID-19 times:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/...eat-coronavirus.html

... and Greek sites in Turkey in general:

eu.greekreporter.com/2020/05/07/neglecte...y-falling-into-ruin/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A sinkhole revealed the original pavement in front of the Pantheon:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-pantheon-...ent-roman-floor.html
www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/...94-0c9e77d63a11.html
www.romereports.com/en/2020/05/07/ancien...n-front-of-pantheon/
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/roman-piazza-...e-sinkhole-hcnnfg9n6
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/sinkhole-r...theon-in-rome/128956
www.archaeology.org/news/8676-200507-rome-paving-stones

A (greek?) inscription from the theatre at Patara:

www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/turkey-inscripti...ty-of-patara/1832630
www.dailysabah.com/life/history/new-insc...cient-city-of-patara

Some sites in Greece will be reopening May 18:

www.thenationalherald.com/archive_genera...eopen_may_18-287338/
greece.greekreporter.com/2020/05/07/gree...-sites-museums-soon/
www.reuters.com/article/us-health-corona...us-ban-idUSKBN22J1ZA

Stanford is offering a course on how to be a gladiator:

www.stanforddaily.com/2020/05/04/stanfor...w-to-be-a-gladiator/

Pondering the identity of the 'northern warriors' the Romans were fighting in Caledonia:

www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heri...ans-scotland-2841700

Feature on Hadrian's Wall:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/hadrians-wall/128173

... and one on 'Caesar's expedition to Hadrian's Wall':

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/roman-conqu...on-to-hadrians-wall/

Feature on graffiti from the Lupanar:

meaww.com/ancient-roman-sex-trade-pompei...le-lives-prostitutes

... and a better one on graffiti from Pompeii in general:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/how-pompeii...ces-of-ancient-rome/

... and the subject matter of Pompeii graffiti:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/writing-on-...of-pompeii-graffiti/

Feature on Roman Britain:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/everyt...miles-russell-facts/

Feature on how life in Britain changed after the Roman conquest:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/roman-conqu...e-in-britain-change/

Feature on Sardis:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/sardis

Feature on (male) ancient Roman historians:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/ancient-rom...-by-upper-class-men/

Feature on the fate of Cleopatra:

www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-egyp...who-was-mark-antony/

Reviewish of Kyle Harper, *The Fate of Rome*:

www.news-journal.com/opinion/pool-plague...31-6362f8993aec.html

Hype for Clara Bosak-Schroeder's book on ancient Greeks' relationship with the environment:

news.illinois.edu/view/6367/808452
phys.org/news/2020-05-ancient-greek-toda...onmental-crises.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uoia-nbs050520.php

An interview with this year's Latin Salutatorian from Princeton:

www.dailyprincetonian.com/article/2020/0...0-latin-salutatorian

Some National Latin Exam coverage:

www.southjerseylocalnews.com/news/seneca...82-0761ca32621b.html

Feature on 'alt-ac' career possibilities arising from a Classics degree:

eidolon.pub/what-are-you-going-to-do-wit...-degree-3685928ff2d5

Assorted items on the 20th anniversary of the release of 'Gladiator':

variety.com/2020/film/news/gladiator-20t...-phoenix-1234590906/
www.kens5.com/article/entertainment/movi...b6-aea6-9d578ba67f90
filmschoolrejects.com/the-legacy-of-gladiator/
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/entertainment...ars-on-39194125.html

... and on recreating ancient Rome for the flick:

variety.com/2020/artisans/production/rid...n-design-1234599922/

... and folks might be interested in a review of 'The Legion':

www.hollywoodreporter.com/review/legion-1293810

More on 'recycling' at ancient Pompeii:

hyperallergic.com/562689/ancient-pompeii...a-recycling-program/

More on the remains of that 'sewn ship' from Croatia:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...earthed-Croatia.html

More on some ancient Greek astronomical observations:

www.inverse.com/science/four-amazing-ast...-from-ancient-greece
Roman Archaeology Blog:

romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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I think we mentioned these Bronze Age 'chieftain' burials beneath a skate park in Gloucestershire:

www.livescience.com/bronze-age-chieftain-burial.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bronze...d-england-180974810/
www.archaeology.org/news/8670-200504-england-seated-burial

Possible Bronze Age hillforts found in Devon:

www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/lost-b...e-hill-forts-4091969

Some sort of major Iron Age defensive works from a Danish island:

cphpost.dk/?p=113819
www.archaeology.org/news/8678-200507-den...-defensive-structure

A study of the Picts' diet (possibly paywalled):

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/too-good-to-e...picts-menu-zlf2l0ksf

Ten newly-discovered forts (age?) in Poland:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/archaeolog...reater-poland/128294

A drone operator identified a previously-unknown ring fort near Lahinch
(Ireland):

www.thejournal.ie/clare-new-ringfort-dis...tor-5091175-May2020/
www.archaeology.org/news/8679-200507-ireland-dun-cliodhna

Remains of a medieval monastery in the Czech Republic:

www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/archae...n-milevsko-monastery
www.archaeology.org/news/8680-200508-monastery-secret-corridor

Restoration work on Zagreb's cathedral revealed a 15h century headstone:

www.croatiaweek.com/zagreb-cathedral-res...nexpected-discovery/

A major study of the devastating damage cause by medieval longbows:

www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_794452_en.html
phys.org/news/2020-05-grizzly-discovery-arrow-eye-horrific.html
www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/18431632.m...s-say-archeologists/
www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/national/184...-say-archaeologists/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8294859...uries-gun-shots.html
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/henry-vs-long...um-bullets-fhmbtmwlf
archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020...row-through-eye.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/injuries-f...unshot-wounds/128492
www.archaeology.org/news/8683-200508-medieval-longbow-wounds

An aerial survey of 'Wallace's House' in Scotland:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-52536578
www.hellomagazine.com/news/2020050689350...discovered-by-drone/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/aerial...m-wallace-180974818/
www.archaeology.org/news/8674-200506-scotland-wallaces-house

A mass burial associated with an 18th century plague outbreak in Romania:

www.romania-insider.com/mass-grave-plague-timisoara-may-2020
www.archaeology.org/news/8682-200508-romania-mass-grave

Redevelopment work in Prague has revealed that Jewish headstones were used as paving stones by the former communist regime:

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/05/pr...used-to-pave-streets

A lost WWII landing craft has been found off Bardsey Island:

www.digitaljournal.com/pr/4672696

Feature on how Ireland was inhabited:

www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-book-of...eland-was-inhabited/

Racing to preserved those artifacts thawing out in a Norway pass:

www.pri.org/stories/2020-05-05/once-froz...s-race-preserve-them

Off-road motorbikers have damaged Iron Age Worlebury Camp hillfort:

www.bristolpost.co.uk/news/bristol-news/...maged-people-4109121

Not sure where to put this item on the fallout from that Ottoman-era shipwreck find and subsequent confiscation off Cyprus:

cyprus-mail.com/2020/05/10/battle-over-s...is-not-ours-to-sell/

Feature on the 'Debatable Lands':

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200504-the-ti...england-and-scotland

On 'compassionate capitalism' in the Middle Ages:

www.medievalists.net/2020/05/compassiona...italism-middle-ages/

On adultery in the Middle Ages:

www.medievalists.net/2020/05/adultery-middle-ages/

Feature on the Mamluk military:

www.medievalists.net/2020/05/mamluk-mili...ional-medieval-army/

More on recreating fighting with Bronze Age swords:

www.livescience.com/bronze-age-sword-reenactments.html

More on that 19th century wood-lined 'escape tunnel' from Copenhagen:

cphpost.dk/?p=113683
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/secret...openhagen-180974822/
www.archaeology.org/news/8669-200504-denmark-wood-tunnel

In case you missed the xraying of some Tudor armour:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/x-rayed-...rets-of-tudor-armor/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200501184257.htm
Archaeology in Europe News:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A site in Shuanghaishu is being touted has providing proof of the origin of the 5000+ year Chinese civilization:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/07/c_139037740.htm
news.cgtn.com/news/2020-05-09/5-300-year...m8pty7etW/index.html
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/07/c_139038632.htm

Ten Han dynasty-era burials from Zhejiang:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/06/c_139034039.htm

China's 'top ten' finds of 2019:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/06/c_139035888.htm
www.ecns.cn/news/2020-05-06/detail-ifzvxzhm6834738.shtml

Preserving the heritage of the Great Wall via photos:

www.scmp.com/video/china/3080586/photogr...s-crumbling-sections

A large statue of a turtle from Angkor:

english.cambodiadaily.com/news/archaeolo...gkor-complex-163777/
www.phnompenhpost.com/national/ancient-turtle-statue-discovered
www.khmertimeskh.com/50720993/another-re...l-srah-srang-temple/
www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/07/c_139038691.htm
www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/05/07/worl...angkor-artifact.html
phys.org/news/2020-05-stone-turtle-unear...ngkor-reservoir.html
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/c...ervoir-site-70553566
www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/asia...-at-cambodias-angkor
www.archaeology.org/news/8681-200508-angkor-turtle-statue

... and assorted other items found in the same area (12th century or so?):

www.khmertimeskh.com/50720141/ancient-ob...l-srah-srang-temple/

A 200 years bp clay pipe from Tasmania depicting a Thylacine:

www.abc.net.au/news/2020-05-08/rare-clay...anian-tiger/12215284

Beach erosion in Victoria revealed a 157 years bp shipwreck:

www.frasercoastchronicle.com.au/news/bea...ar-old-find/4011036/

Feature on Uzbekistan's Ayaz Kala desert fortresses:

www.thedailybeast.com/the-mysterious-des...ns-lost-civilization
www.yahoo.com/news/mysterious-desert-tow...-lost-091926532.html

Feature on the Shaolin Monastery:

www.scmp.com/lifestyle/entertainment/art...ery-home-kung-fu-jet

More on possible Mongolian influence on the tale of Mulan:

www.livescience.com/mongolia-warrior-women-mulan.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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I think we mentioned this evidence of 'feasting' by various groups over assorted centuries at Roberts Island (Florida):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/fmon-dtt050120.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200501150603.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/8675-200506-florida-ceremonial-sites

Recovering some Civil War burials in Mississippi affected by a road
collapse:

www.vicksburgpost.com/2020/05/05/archaeo...n-national-cemetery/
www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/05/ar...rg-national-cemetery
www.magnoliastatelive.com/2020/05/06/civ...t-national-cemetery/
www.thehour.com/news/article/Civil-War-s...ed-from-15251073.php
www.archaeology.org/news/8677-200507-mis...i-vicksburg-cemetery

Erosion is also causing concerns at a New Hampshire cemetery:

nypost.com/2020/05/08/skull-found-after-...t-historic-cemetery/

Feature on Cahokia's mounds:

phys.org/news/2020-05-rediscovering-path-milky-archaeology.html

Feature on some Archaic finds from Dover (Ohio):

www.westlakebayvillageobserver.com/read/...facts-found-in-dover

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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10 500 years bp finds from the Tulum Cenote:

www.theyucatantimes.com/2020/05/tulum-ce...00-year-old-secrets/
www.explica.co/traces-of-bonfires-discovered-in-quintana-roo/

Remains of seas cucumbers found at the Templo Mayor of Tenochitlan:

elpais.com/ciencia/2020-05-05/el-sorpren...de-tenochtitlan.html

500 years bp+ evidence of Corn Beer from some urns in Jalisco:

mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/after-12-...jar-tells-its-story/
www.archaeology.org/news/8673-200505-mexico-tejuino-jars

Feature/virtual reconstruction on the Tingambato site in Michoacan:

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/9119-con-nueva...gambato-en-michoacan

Using computer simulations to model expansion of various cultures in the
Amazon:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/upf--deo050520.php
phys.org/news/2020-05-demographic-expans...ogical-cultures.html
scienmag.com/demographic-expansion-of-se...computer-simulation/

More on possible African slaves from a mass grave in in Mexico City:

www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/three-me...eveal-their-stories#
www.latinpost.com/articles/145248/202005...-diseases-mexico.htm
arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/the-500-...l-a-traumatic-story/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/three-...-enslaved-180974800/
www.archaeology.org/news/8668-200504-mexico-african-skeletons
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Feature on honey use in the ancient Mediterranean world:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2020/05/ancient-lands-honey

Interesting feature on performance poetry:

blog.oup.com/2020/05/why-performance-poe...-after-24-centuries/

Not sure where to put this item connecting modern globalization to ancient trade networkds:

phys.org/news/2020-05-war-elephants-chea...ctronics-modern.html

Feature on the origins of soap:

time.com/5831828/soap-origins/

Feature on the Bronze Age:

www.atlasobscura.com/lists/atlas-guide-to-bronze-age

Feature on the Great Wave:

blog.britishmuseum.org/the-great-wave-spot-the-difference/

Feature on the thinnest paper in the world:

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/05/science/the-t...er-in-the-world.html

Feature on microremains in teeth:

www.sapiens.org/column/field-trips/microremains-teeth/

The 2020 Pulitzer non-fiction winner:

news.yale.edu/2020/05/04/yale-historian-...zer-prize-nonfiction

Interesting Bletchley Park-related item for VE Day:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52583322

... and more generally on VE Day:

www.livescience.com/ve-day.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52593616

Solving Zeno's paradox through physics:

www.forbes.com/sites/startswithabang/202...enos-famous-paradox/

Feature on Behari Bose:

www.cnn.com/2020/05/09/asia/japan-indian...-hnk-intl/index.html

On assorted women's contribution to the English language:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20200507-the-w...eated-a-new-language

Feature on food foraging in various periods:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200507-foods-...from-your-own-garden

What Pius XII knew about the Holocaust:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/resear...holocaust-180974795/

Interesting study of the chemical composition of Victoria Cross medals:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/03/...ssian-guns-after-all
www.archaeology.org/news/8672-200505-england-victoria-cross

Arguing about Nikola Tesla's ethnicity:

www.dw.com/en/serbia-protests-eus-fake-d...-croatian/a-53380785
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CORONACOPIA
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Modelling is casting doubt on the impact of the Justinianic plague:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200501184106.htm

How a plague contributed to Rome becoming a superpower:

pursuit.unimelb.edu.au/articles/how-plag...ke-rome-a-superpower

On ancient food preservation:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/ho...ir-food-from-rotting

On the effect COVID-19 might have on language:

www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/0...use-language/611473/

Pondering the hero's journey:

www.theatlantic.com/family/archive/2020/...y-retirement/611194/

An 11th century mill turns out to be useful during pandemic times in North
Dorset:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1000-y...-flour-uk-180974830/

What archaeology reveals about the adaptability of our species (with a
COVID-19 spin):

phys.org/news/2020-05-archaeology-clues-pandemic-rebounds.html

Making connections between 'opening up' and 'freeing slaves':

www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/0...-means-trump/611083/

On how Spanish flu almost messed up the women's suffrage movement:

www.nytimes.com/2020/04/28/us/spanish-fl...age-coronavirus.html

... and how they responded to the Spanish flu:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/in-pictures-52564371

On Hamburg's messed up response to a cholera outbreak in 1892:

www.npr.org/2020/05/06/849996451/what-ha...-about-covid-19-resp

Lessons from a yellow fever outbreak:

www.mv-voice.com/news/2020/05/06/a-lesso...emic-changed-society

Pondering pandemics' 'mortality curve':

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/202...gues-history/610558/

More (different) features on assorted pandemics of the past:

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/07/books/review/...ast-coronavirus.html
www.smh.com.au/national/we-want-to-ratio...20200507-p54quu.html

Feature on Mary Shelley's plague journal:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/mary-shelleys...y-eileen-hunt-botti/

Feature on Istanbul's 'plague islands':

www.cnn.com/travel/article/istanbul-plague-islands/index.html

On bleaching and pandemics in Andalusia:

elpais.com/espana/2020-05-07/los-virus-b...earon-andalucia.html

How COVID-19 is affecting Petra tourism:

www.npr.org/2020/05/06/850157824/1st-tim...r-visitors-to-return
www.wamc.org/post/animals-roam-free-petr...ns-covid-19-lockdown

... and it's precipitated the worst recession in three centuries:

www.bbc.com/news/business-52566030
www.cnn.com/2020/05/07/economy/uk-econom...f-england/index.html

One of many 'historic fair' cancellations:

www.saratogian.com/news/local-news/sarat...94-e379f098cacc.html

How museums are preserving COVID-19 artifacts:

theconversation.com/museums-are-losing-m...rus-artefacts-137597
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Latest finds relating to horse domestication:

www.sapiens.org/archaeology/horse-domestication-archaeology/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Berlin's Humboldt Forum ponders its colonial legacy:

www.sapiens.org/culture/museum-restitution/

In case you missed all the images available from the British Museum:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/britis...-download-180974799/

Feature on conservation at the British Museum:

blog.britishmuseum.org/100-years-of-scie...ervation-highlights/

Feature on the Zeugma mosaic museum:

www.thehindu.com/entertainment/art/zeugm.../article31526086.ece

The Museum of the Bible folks are apparently planning one for the UK:

www.patheos.com/blogs/thefreethinker/202...e-museum-on-britain/

A nice collection of virtual visit links:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/heritage-from-home.htm
www.inverness-courier.co.uk/lifestyle/fi...our-own-home-198796/
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AUCTIONS AND RELATED MATTERS
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An Anglo-Saxon hoard found 60 years ago is coming to auction:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8292193...-30-000-auction.html

An interesting Greek helmet comes to auction:

www.antiquestradegazette.com/news/2020/a...t-auction-this-week/

We've mentioned this questionably-identified ring before:

mymodernmet.com/caligula-sapphire-ring-marlborough-gem/

Arguing over an auction of a Rubens back in 2018:

en.thevalue.com/articles/christies-peter...ubens-seller-dispute
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A new method for finding evidence of malting/beer in the archaeological
record:

phys.org/news/2020-05-beer-microstructur...-archaeological.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/p-bwh042920.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200507131223.htm
scienmag.com/beer-was-here-a-new-microst...chaeological-record/

A particle accelerator approach to reading the DSS (not sure if this is actually new):

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...-to-unroll-1.8821595
www.thetimes.co.uk/article/x-ray-by-part...ea-scrolls-2nl7s8g6j

How AI is affecting archaeology:

singularityhub.com/2020/05/07/the-new-in...hauling-archaeology/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Bronze Age DNA suggests direct links with populations in modern day Poland:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/bronze-age...uthern-poland/128244

A major genome study of pre-Columbian populations in the Andes:

hms.harvard.edu/news/ancient-andes-analyzed
phys.org/news/2020-05-international-team...enomic-portrait.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/hms-aaa043020.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uoa-adp050720.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200507131305.htm
scienmag.com/ancient-andes-analyzed/
www.ibtimes.sg/largest-ever-dna-study-pe...they-used-live-44655
www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/ancient-...r-early-people-andes
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Gobekli Tepe:

www.thetravel.com/why-gobekli-tepe-is-important/

Olympia:

www.thenationalherald.com/food_travel_tr...ple_worldwid-279918/

Ilia:

www.thenationalherald.com/food_travel_tr...rney_in_time-284745/

Hierapolis:

www.dailysabah.com/life/travel/world-her...e-paradise-pamukkale

Split:

www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/43448-palace-of-diocletian
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PERFORMANCES
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On Nazi use of Beethoven as propaganda:

www.dw.com/en/beethoven-as-nazi-propaganda/a-53262640

The National Theatre is making a number of performance available (including Antony and Cleopatra):

www.list.co.uk/article/116104-watch-nati...ntony-and-cleopatra/
www.theguardian.com/stage/2020/may/05/hi...antony-and-cleopatra
www.broadwayworld.com/article/VIDEO-Nati...une-in-Here-20200505

Women of Trachis:

swarthmorephoenix.com/2020/05/07/women-o...s-and-critics-alike/
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CRIME BEAT
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A major international operation recovered 19 000 stolen antiquities:

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/07/st...rafficking-crackdown
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/07/glob...-police-seize-19000/
www.forbes.com/sites/carlieporterfield/2...0-objects-recovered/
news.sky.com/story/priceless-stolen-art-...-101-people-11984017
news.artnet.com/art-world/stolen-art-ant...ng-operation-1855557
www.wessexfm.com/news/world/3097586/pric...e-arrest-101-people/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/19000-...g-sting-1-180974836/

70 Roman-era coins were seized in Turkey:

www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/70-roman-era-coi...stern-turkey/1832500

A strange situation in Israel/Palestine where PA police were said to have arrested some Israeli archaeologists in Samaria:

thejewishvoice.com/2020/05/pa-police-ill...ologists-in-samaria/

... and then more details were revealed:

www.jewishpress.com/news/eye-on-palestin...ria-site/2020/05/04/

... and subsequent coverage:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/idf-investigat...gun-in-area-c-626894

More on looters' activities on Facebook:

medium.com/alliance-to-counter-crime-onl...ages-on-8a6a8e296988

More on the British Museum identifying a pile of fakes seized at Heathrow:

blog.britishmuseum.org/fake-antiquities-...specting-collectors/
www.cnn.com/style/article/british-museum...-intl-gbr/index.html
www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/lifes...-musueum-998585.html
www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/britis...tified-a4431691.html
www.theartnewspaper.com/news/two-trunklo...seized-by-uk-customs
www.chesterstandard.co.uk/news/national/...sh-museum-officials/
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/217...age/56/article/39123
inews.co.uk/culture/arts/ancient-middle-...itish-museum-2842544
conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Turkey is seeking the return of a Chalcolithic-era figurine from the US branch of Christie's and Michael Steinhardt:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/the-re...y-sues-in-u-s-court/

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n18.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n19.html

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Eleni Cubitt:

www.islingtongazette.co.uk/news/eleni-cu...luc-godard-1-6637228

Iris Love:

www.smh.com.au/national/archaeologist-wh...20200508-p54r5f.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...6-through-may-2-2020
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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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explorator 23.05
May 24, 2020
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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, Lampros Kallenos, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Patrick Swan, Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, 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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Computer models claiming to reveal the cause of the demise of Neanderthals:

ibsclimate.org/research-news/supercomput...nderthal-extinction/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/ifbs-sms052020.php
phys.org/news/2020-05-supercomputer-simu...thal-extinction.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200520120731.htm
www.newsweek.com/neanderthal-extinction-...-competition-1505929
www.archaeology.org/news/8713-200522-nea...extinction-scenarios

Study suggests sediba could use both hands and climb trees:

phys.org/news/2020-05-dual-early-human-relative.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uok-nsr051520.php
www.archaeology.org/news/8706-200520-hominin-hand-bones

A 300 000 years bp elephant skeleton, apparently scavenged by humans, from
Shoningen:

phys.org/news/2020-05-year-old-elephant-skeleton-schningen.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/straight-tu...choningen-08449.html
www.livescience.com/ancient-elephant-scavenged.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/archaeolog...hant-skeleton/129263
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/straight-tu...choningen-08449.html

... and I think we've mentioned this 300 000 years bp 'throwing stick' from the same area before:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/schoningen-...ing-stick-08456.html

Interesting feature (with video) on the context of how hominid fossils are
preserved:

phys.org/news/2020-05-video-context-foss...nid-discoveries.html

Feature on jewellery designs 'shared' by Neanderthals and Sapiens:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/hu...ared-jewelry-designs

Feature on the oldest human fossil:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/wh...-oldest-human-fossil
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AFRICA
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Evidence of bow hunting in South Africa (and assorted implications drawn
therefrom) is earlier than previously thought:

theconversation.com/what-a-bone-arrowhea...man-cognition-137651
phys.org/news/2020-05-bone-arrowhead-south-africa-reveals.html

Early Muslim communities in Africa had a varied, halal diet:

phys.org/news/2020-05-early-african-musl...mopolitan-halal.html

Copal/resin samples from Madagascar turn out to be only a 'few hundred'
years old:

phys.org/news/2020-05-madagascar-copals-resin.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/uob-mcn051920.php

More on those 12 000 years bp or so footprints from Tanzania:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/footprin...in-ancient-tanzania/

More on conclusions being made from finds at Pinnacle Point (South Africa):

news.ucr.edu/articles/2020/05/14/early-h...th-african-landscape
phys.org/news/2020-05-migration-patterns...al-eden-ancient.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200522140210.htm
www.archaeology.org/news/8701-200518-paleo-agulhas-plain
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Burials from various late Egyptian periods from Oxyrhynchus/Bahnasa:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/86846/In-Pi...s-unique-cemetery-in
menafn.com/1100181747/Unique-late-Ancien...in-Minya-Governorate

Restoration work on 29 ram statues at Karnak has resumed:

www.egyptindependent.com/renovation-work...-for-29-ram-statues/
egypttoday.com/Article/4/86844/Egypt%E2%...tion-project-of-Amun

Feature on the 'black goo' found in many Egyptian burials:

blog.britishmuseum.org/ancient-egyptian-...ystery-of-black-goo/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-British-Museum.html

7000 years bp intact 'earthenware dishes' from a site in northern Iran:

ifpnews.com/7000-year-old-earthenware-found-in-iran

Evidence of ear infections in Israel some 15 000 years bp:

www.jpost.com/health-science/ear-infecti...o-study-finds-628702
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-arc...our-health-1.8860082
www.archaeology.org/news/8710-200521-farming-ear-infections

Remains of a 2000 years bp 'underground complex' near the Western Wall:

phys.org/news/2020-05-jerusalem-western-...yields-puzzling.html
www.jpost.com/israel-news/archaeologists...-western-wall-628537
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-eni...stern-wall-1.8857354
www.israelhayom.com/2020/05/19/2000-year...all-puzzles-experts/
www.livescience.com/subterreanean-chambe...el-western-wall.html
www.startribune.com/dig-near-jerusalem-s...-chambers/570593472/
news.yahoo.com/researchers-ancient-rooms...-wall-171010448.html
www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2020/05/...-Wall/2391589895264/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/underg...tern-wall-180974939/
www.archaeology.org/news/8707-200520-jer...underground-chambers

Flooding at one of the sites claimed to be the biblical Bethsaida (el Araj):

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-vil...ising-lake-1.8862978

Latest digitization project involving the DSS:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/german-israeli...on-the-screen-628716

More on that recently-found Bar Kokhba coin:

www.livescience.com/coin-jewish-revolt-against-rome.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-y...inst-rome-180974920/

Feature on the Hittite 'calendar' at Yazilikaya:

www.asor.org/anetoday/2020/05/calendar-in-stone

30+ sites in Sistan-Baluchestan were added to Iran's heritage list:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/447966/Over-30-...to-national-heritage

More on geometry at Gobekli Tepe:

www.livescience.com/gobeklitepe-built-with-geometry.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 'cluster' of seven undisturbed Punic/Roman era tombs from Tarxien (Malta):

www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/national/1025...ons_found_in_tarxien
www.independent.com.mt/articles/2020-05-...n-Tarxien-6736223390
timesofmalta.com/articles/view/human-rem...tarxien-tombs.793790
lovinmalta.com/lifestyle/history/history...scovered-in-tarxien/

Roman finds from an HS2-related dig near Solihull:

www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-n...-relics-hs2-18277464

Plans for a socially-distanced dig on the Roman road through Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/18459696.soc...an-watch-take-place/

Remains of a 2200 years bp 'Hellenist banquet' from Tel Bet Yerah:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/feast-...cient-galilee-628024

More on the Roman sarcophagus unearthed at Ostia:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-unearths-...at-ostia-antica.html

More on that leather 'mouse' from Vindolanda:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/may/16/...-romans-playful-side
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8328035...humberland-fort.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/romans...ape-mouse-180974903/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/archaeolog...an-vindolanda/129331

More on the sinkhole outside the Pantheon:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/sinkho...ng-stones-180974901/

Feature on Stephanie Frampton's work on writing in the ancient world:

scitechdaily.com/mit-literature-professo...ok-at-ancient-books/

Feature on 'hidden artifacts' in the Parthenon:

www.greece-is.com/the-strange-artifacts-...he-parthenons-walls/

Feature on Orpheus and Eurydice:

cherwell.org/2020/05/23/love-and-doubt-l...eurydice-retellings/

Feature on boxing in ancient Greece:

greece.greekreporter.com/2020/05/17/how-...t-in-ancient-greece/

Feature on Classics as perceived by 'first generation classicists' in the
US:

eidolon.pub/western-imperialism-in-the-c...assroom-75190bd6eb39

Feature on making haste slowly:

www.forbes.com/sites/gautammukunda/2020/...wly-to-move-quickly/

Pondering war and power in Classical Greece and lessons to be learned:

www.counterpunch.org/2020/05/18/war-and-...owers-and-the-world/

Latest feature on the Antikythera mechanism:

greece.greekreporter.com/2020/05/17/anti...to-amaze-scientists/

The British Museum reprised its Pompeii Live walkthrough:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/may/18/...astrophe-blockbuster
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/take-c...rculaneum-180974926/

Greece is calling for the return of the Parthenon Marbles again:

www.nst.com.my/world/world/2020/05/59493...rn-parthenon-marbles
www.ekathimerini.com/252992/article/ekat...of-parthenon-marbles

... and Australia seems to be leading the push for the return as well:

neoskosmos.com/en/165968/australia-takes...enon-marbles-return/

More on building height restrictions near the Acropolis:

www.ekathimerini.com/252844/article/ekat...round-acropolis-hill
Roman Archaeology Blog:

romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence that Palaeolithic hunters in the Czech Republic ate wolf meat:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/european-i...ate-wolf-meat/129362

Neolithic evidence of a house mouse presence in a Serbian village (2500 years earlier than previously thought):

www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2020...earliest-housemouse/
phys.org/news/2020-05-reveals-europe-ear...e-mousefollowed.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8711-200521-serbia-eastern-mouse

The oldest cave art in the Czech Republic is now dated to 7000 years bp:

news.expats.cz/weekly-czech-news/oldest-...previously-believed/

An interesting 4000 years bp burial of a woman in Brandenburg:

www.dw.com/en/germany-over-4000-year-old...iscovered/a-53523754
www.newsweek.com/4000-skeleton-crouching-arcaheologists-1505727
www.ibtimes.sg/4000-year-old-womans-skel...ogists-germany-45494

A 2800 years bp burial of a jewellery-bedecked woman near Lyon:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-archaeologists.html
www.9news.com.au/world/archaeologists-un...b9-b00d-f8f63f41f871
www.inrap.fr/diversite-des-pratiques-fun...int-vulbas-ain-15019

Origin problems with an 1100 years bp brooch found by a metal detectorist:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-52724170

Looking for the remains of Red Hugh O'Donnell in Spain:

www.independent.ie/irish-news/waking-red...onnell-39225477.html
www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-ne...-o-donnell-1.4259973
www.thesun.ie/news/5459016/red-hugh-o-do...pain-archaeologists/

... and apparently finding some bones:

www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-ne...-o-donnell-1.4259973

Latest finds during renovations at Auschwitz:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52737400
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden...auschwitz-180974953/

Concerns for underwater sites in the North and Baltic Seas:

phys.org/news/2020-05-endangered-cultura...loor-underwater.html

Feature on the Spillings hoard:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/spillings-hoard

Feature on the palace of Henry VIII at Otford:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/finding-th...ace-of-otford/129396

Latest interpretation of the 'Towie Ball':

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/scottish-grap...ng-mystery-2dcxzbnkn

More on Norway's plans to excavate the Gjellestad Viking ship:

www.livescience.com/viking-ship-fungus-excavation.html
www.zmescience.com/science/norwegian-burial-ship-gpr-21052020/
www.archaeology.org/news/8700-200518-norway-gjellestad-ship

More on William Wallace's (maybe) 'hidden fortress':

arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/archaeol...ces-hidden-fortress/

More on the Tap O'Noth hillfort:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/a-huge-s...in-medieval-britain/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tap-o-...-scotland-180974895/

More on damage inflicted by medieval arrows:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mediev...n-bullets-180974845/
Archaeology in Europe News:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 2000 years bp bonze pot filled with a 'mystery liquid' from a burial in
Henan:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/24/c_139083186.htm

A Northern Song Dynasty burial of a couple from Hunan:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/19/c_139070444.htm

Plans to complete the excavation of Nanhai No. 1 in 2021:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/17/c_139064624.htm

More on hares in Neolithic China:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/how-the-ha...olithic-china/129202

More on archaeological cooperation along the Silk Road:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-05/20/c_139072136.htm

Dental evidence is revealing dietary and other habits from Japan's Edo
Period:

www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/13305401
www.archaeology.org/news/8704-200519-japan-edo-foods

Excavations have resumed at Keeladi:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai...cleshow/75856940.cms

A votive stupa find from Vadnagar:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/ahmedab...cleshow/75857932.cms

An idol of Vishnu from Uttar Pradesh:

www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/ancient-...bhi-district/1844292
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/allahab...cleshow/75926801.cms

A number of pillars are the latest finds from Ayodhya (they're still arguing about this site):

www.freepressjournal.in/india/no-proof-o...te-says-temple-trust
www.timesnownews.com/india/article/do-an...dhya-findings/595165
www.theweek.in/news/india/2020/05/22/ayo...-at-mandir-site.html

A study tracking the spread of rice across Asia:

www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news...l-cooling-event.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8703-200519-asia-rice-farming

... while another study has identified the first cultivated rice in Central
Asia:

eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/scp-fac052120.php
phys.org/news/2020-05-ancient-cultivated-rice-central-asia.html

Interesting feature on the various cultures represented in petroglyphs in a Murray River rock shelter (Australia):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/fu-ara051820.php
phys.org/news/2020-05-culture-clash-rockshelter-grafitti.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/murray-riv...nd-a-swastika/129233

This week, humans are off the hook for megafauna extinction in Australia:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/19/...n-climate-queensland
www.sciencealert.com/the-first-australia...-and-6-meter-lizards

Concerns from plenty of Maori sites in Marlborough:

www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/local-...reds-of-sacred-sites
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NORTH AMERICA
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The site of a major Seminole Wars battle may have been located:

www.tampabay.com/news/military/2020/05/2...-thinks-he-found-it/

... and long-time Explorator reader/correspondent Patrick Swan has a podcast related to the find:

seminolewars.podbean.com/e/sw004-finding...of-the-seminole-war/

Funding for battlefield sites in 11 states:

www.nationalparkstraveler.org/2020/05/3-...protect-battlefields

They opened up a 105 years bp time capsule from Arlington Cemetery:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/arling...e-capsule-180974924/

Feature on Chaco Canyon:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200521-a-myst...-desert-civilisation

More on Cahokia and corn cultivation:

news.illinois.edu/view/6367/808689
phys.org/news/2020-05-cahokia-parallels-...orn-agriculture.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8705-200519-illinois-cahokia-maize

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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15 000 years bp remains of 60 mammoths at an airport construction site near Mexico City:

phys.org/news/2020-05-mexico-city-experts-bones-dozens.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/22/me...-mammoth-bones-found
www.dw.com/en/dozens-of-mammoth-skeleton...y-airport/a-53527334
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/ny-archae...5lykgre5e-story.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/inah-archa...r-60-mammoths/129381

Remains of a 15th century Inca settlement in Catamarca:

www.explica.co/great-discovery-in-catama...lement-rosario3-com/

Drone use has helped rediscover some 'lost' Nazca geoglyphs:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/may/24/...new-discoveries-peru

Feature on the Toxcatl Massacre:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/remembering-the-tox...-of-aztec-supremacy/

Feature on Kuelap:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/05/kuelap-the...in-the-clouds/129348
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 interesting item on the use of cadaver dogs in
archaeology:

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/science/cadav...ogs-archaeology.html
www.startribune.com/when-cadaver-dogs-pi...re-to-dig/570679392/
www.mcall.com/pets/sns-nyt-archaeologist...6ut4ytcpy-story.html

Plans (apparently) to recover the Titanic's Marconi telegraph:

www.cnn.com/2020/05/19/us/titanic-radio-court-ruling/index.html
www.npr.org/2020/05/20/859960432/expedit...ph-gets-the-go-ahead
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/233...age/57/article/43450
www.washingtonpost.com/local/legal-issue...250876b7a_story.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/judge-...telegraph-180974963/

Suggestion that a revival of Gothic architecture might be a good thing:

www.cnn.com/style/article/gothic-archite...ster-gage/index.html

Some olive trees which burned in Cyrpus this week had been established with Franks were in control:

cyprus-mail.com/2020/05/19/olive-tree-bu...under-frankish-rule/

Feature on sites in England which inspired Tolkien:

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/23/th...olkiens-hobbit-sagas

Questioning a quotation of Galileo:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/05/we-now-h...id-and-yet-it-moves/

The 'secret' of Italian Renaissance domes:

www.princeton.edu/news/2020/05/21/double...an-renaissance-domes

Feature on Raphael:

www.theartnewspaper.com/podcast/raphael-...rdo-and-michelangelo

Feature on child labour:

www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/th...r-is-coming-to-light

On the history of 'racial capitalism' in the US:

www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/05/25/is-capitalism-racist

A woman won a Picasso in a raffle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-52748501

Feature on Japan's Ainu people:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200519-japans...en-indigenous-people

Keeping an eye on this story of 'Faberge antiquities' being shipped to Panama and being sanctioned:

www.themoscowtimes.com/2020/05/21/50m-in...tions-reports-a70331

More on the high-res 'Night Watch':

mymodernmet.com/rembrandt-night-watch-photograph/
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CORONACOPIA
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On the plague of Athens:

www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/greece/2...n-plague-came-athens

Questioning the impact of Justinian's plague:

phys.org/news/2020-05-narratives-infecti...tinianic-plague.html

How Romans dealt with pandemics:

www.sundaypost.com/fp/romans/

... and a feature on pandemics from antiquity:

merionwest.com/2020/05/18/lessons-from-a...ur-current-pandemic/

On disease in Greece's 'mythological past':

neoskosmos.com/en/166047/is-coronavirus-...s-mythological-past/

Feature on someone doing virtual tours of Hadrian's Wall:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/18465288.wild...rians-wall-lockdown/

Sites and museums in Rome are reopening:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-museums-r...-after-lockdown.html
www.china.org.cn/arts/2020-05/19/content_76061022.htm

... as is the site of Paestum:

news.yahoo.com/italy-opens-ancient-greek...eases-135309112.html

... as is the Acropolis and sites in Greece:

neoskosmos.com/en/165598/greece-reopens-...other-ancient-sites/
www.thenational.ae/world/europe/coronavi...down-eases-1.1021104

... but some think museums to remain shut:

www.spectator.co.uk/article/museums-should-stay-shut

How the plague contributed to the return of Ashkenazi Jews to Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/the-epidemic-t...-to-jerusalem-628825

On past pandemics in Africa:

www.dispatchlive.co.za/news/opinion/2020...thing-new-to-africa/

... and 'ancient plagues' more generally:

www.sciencenews.org/article/coronavirus-...mics-lessons-society

Using DNA to identify past pandemics:

www.newstatesman.com/science-tech/corona...s-virions-DNA-humans

The pandemic is causing insolvency issues for the Globe theatre:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-52704754
www.npr.org/sections/coronavirus-live-up...c-u-k-lawmakers-warn
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pandem...res-globe-180974941/

... and concerns at historic British castles:

www.vanityfair.com/style/2020/05/britain...edoes-tourist-season

On chronocentric predictions of pandemic outcomes:

www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/0...ns-are-wrong/611896/

Feature on plague doctors:

www.livescience.com/plague-doctors.html

On 'blaming the sick' in US history:

www.theguardian.com/world/2020/may/21/al...the-coronavirus-dead

Love in the time of pandemics in literature:

www.theguardian.com/books/2020/may/22/lo...love-with-no-contact

Review of Zachary Carter's biography of JOhn Maynard Keynes:

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/20/books/review-...-zachary-carter.html
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Paywalled article on cat domestication (I think ... it might be the mouse story from Serbia):

www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium-cats...ists-prove-1.8856783

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA has traced the oldest Russian connection to Native Americans to a place near Lake Baikal in Siberia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-05/mpif-ocw051520.php
phys.org/news/2020-05-oldest-native-americans-lake-baikal.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/05/200520131657.htm
www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/05/oldest-c...ricans-found-russia#
www.sciencenews.org/article/oldest-genet...e-americans-siberia/
www.sciencealert.com/ancient-tooth-fragm...ith-native-americans
www.archaeology.org/news/8709-200521-native-american-ancestor

Large scale genome analyses in China are tracking migration of early
farmers:

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01456-9

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompeii (MAC):

www.inlander.com/spokane/the-mac-extends...Content?oid=19650237

Hyping the impending opening of the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization in Fustat:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/86842/In-Pi...n-follows-up-on-NMEC

Latest transfers to the GEM:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/87891/Grand...luding-10-statues-of

The MFA in Houston has reopened:

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/23/arts/design/h...um-reopen-virus.html
www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/arts/design/m...g-houston-virus.html

Interesting social-distancing strategy in Italian museums:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italys...istancing-180974955/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction is a 900 years bp priest whose remains were found in Lincoln Cathedral:

www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/local-ne...st-uncovered-4160773

... and one of Henry VII based on his death mask:

www.livescience.com/henry-vii-reconstruction-death-mask.html

I think we've mentioned these developments in C14 dating:

www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01499-y

More on text revealed on previously-thought-to-be-blank DSS fragments:

www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/dead-...e-blank-reveal-text/
www.livescience.com/dead-sea-scroll-fragments-text.html
www.jpost.com/israel-news/lost-text-in-h...croll-project-628856
www.smithsonianmag.com/history/blank-dea...ents-text-180974894/
www.sciencealert.com/dead-sea-scroll-fra...idden-text-inscribed
www.archaeology.org/news/8702-200518-dead-sea-scrolls-imaging

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AUCTIONS AND RELATED
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Interesting auction of some WWII spy gear:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-52770446
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Tokyo:

blog.britishmuseum.org/historical-city-t...-early-19th-century/

Roman ruins outside of Rome:

www.edp24.co.uk/features/bucket-list-bui...r-lockdown-1-6667139
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PERFORMANCES
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Ovid and the Art of Love (assorted interviews and reviews):

medium.com/in-medias-res/ovid-in-detroit...----be29a880a537---4

The Trip:

www.npr.org/2020/05/21/860475353/steve-c...ey-in-their-new-film
www.vox.com/culture/21264317/trip-to-gre...eaming-coogan-brydon
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CRIME BEAT
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The acquisition problems for the Museum of the Bible continue, with the revelation that the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet has been forfeited by the US
Attorney:

www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-52692846
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...b313d1886_story.html
www.nytimes.com/2020/05/19/us/hobby-lobb...um-of-the-bible.html
www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/may/...ilgamesh-stolen.html
www.reuters.com/article/us-otc-tablet/ho...t-saga-idUSKBN22W37G
www.justice.gov/usao-edny/pr/united-stat...bearing-portion-epic
www.npr.org/2020/05/19/858605788/u-s-aut...must-go-back-to-iraq
www.ice.gov/news/releases/civil-action-f...m-tablet-hobby-lobby
www.archaeology.org/news/8708-200520-gilgamesh-dream-tablet

... and so Hobby Lobby is suing Christie's as a result:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/hobby-lobby...t-a-looted-antiquity

Some followup coverage in the wake of Ariel Sabar's piece in the Atlantic last week regarding MOTB/Hobby Lobby/Dirk Obbink:

observer.com/2020/05/hobby-lobby-lawsuit...al-artifact-studies/

Nice OpEd by Robert Cargill on the Hobby Lobby/MOTB collecting practices:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/first-person...4113921&dk=ZE035TZF2

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2020/05/...-11-17-may-2020.html
conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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A 19th century coin from Siraf (Iran):

www.tehrantimes.com/news/448035/Historic...t-city-southern-Iran

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n20.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n21.html


Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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John Driscoll:

www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/arts/john-driscoll-dead.html

Kurt Rudolph:

ancientesotericism.org/2020/05/17/in-mem...t-rudolph-1929-2020/

Cecily Giles:

www.scotsman.com/news/people/obituary-ce...ty-secretary-2857680
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-may-16-2020
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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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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,
Magnus Fiskesjo,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. COVID-19 pieces seem to have largely disappeared this week, so I'm
changing the section to gather the coverage related to statuary. I've also
added a
section for items presented as 'discoveries' which are just TV hype.
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Earliest evidence of bow and arrow use outside of Africa comes from 48-45
000 years bp Sri Lanka:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/mpif-doo060820.php
phys.org/news/2020-06-discovery-oldest-a...hnology-eurasia.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200612172238.htm
metro.co.uk/2020/06/12/earliest-bows-arr...rainforest-12843709/
www.sciencenews.org/article/clues-earlie...outside-africa-found
arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/south-as...rows-outside-africa/
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeolog...bow-and-arrow/133651

Study suggests Neanderthals, Denisovans, and ancient modern humans were
genetically compatible:

www.ox.ac.uk/news/2020-06-03-humans-and-...olar-and-brown-bears
www.archaeology.org/news/8744-200608-nea...al-denisovan-hybrids

Denisovan DNA apparently influences modern day immune systems of Oceania
populations:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200611152424.htm

Pondering which hominin in our past first left Africa:

medium.com/sapiens-org/which-of-our-anci...nd-when-d0d7668fe8b0

Pondering why there are so many humans:

www.sapiens.org/evolution/human-population-evolution/

Not sure I follow this study of ancient tapirs and their relation to early
hominin diet:

phys.org/news/2020-06-unexpected-mammal-...ncient-hominins.html
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AFRICA
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Searching for Africa in the history of alcohol:

phys.org/news/2020-06-alcohol-undisclosed-african-heritage.html

DNA/interdisciplinary study suggests a combination of migrations brought
various aspects of food production to sub-Saharan Africa:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/mpif-mam061020.php
phys.org/news/2020-06-mixture-migration-...food-production.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A CT scan of a 'bird mummy' in a Kent Museum revealed instead the remains
of a human foetus:

www.sciencealert.com/scientists-thought-...was-something-sadder

Feature on Michele Buzon's work with the bioarchaeology of the Nile Valley:

www.purdue.edu/newsroom/releases/2020/Q2...le-river-valley.html
phys.org/news/2020-06-archaeologist-teet...ty-interactions.html

Feature on Nefertari:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88371/Queen...auty-of-all-beauties

Interesting feature with colourized photos of the discovery of Tut's tomb
(really TV hype, but wow ... different photos in the following):

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8395511...ffin-discovered.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8412427...hamun-unearthed.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/newly-co...l-incredible-detail/
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/256...age/54/article/49766

What Zahi Hawass occupied his quarantine time with:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88401/How-d...during-imposed-house

Egypt is merging its tourism and antiquities departments:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/88412/Egypt...-tourism-antiquities
www.zawya.com/mena/en/economy/story/Merg...Anany-SNG_176471203/

A Neolithic (5000 years bp?) 'platform' from the Dumat al-Jandal oasis in
Saudi Arabia:

phys.org/news/2020-06-6th-millennium-bc-saudi-arabia.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/c-dtp060520.php
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-gia...ists-posit-1.8906515
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88548/Saudi...s-Egyptian-Artifacts
www.archaeology.org/news/8792-200611-saudi-arabia-platform

Bronze Age finds connected to the Kura-Araxes culture from Tepe Yousef Khan
(Iran):

www.tehrantimes.com/news/448737/Excavati...-Age-culture-in-Iran

A number of finds from Ilam/Elam are being restored:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/448571/355-hist...-be-restored-in-Ilam

A second 'bizarre' tomb find suggests the existence of a Parthian-era
necropolis in Isfahan:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/448804/Discover...ient-life-in-Isfahan
ifpnews.com/parthian-graveyard-found-in-central-iran

Report on an aerial survey of a Sassanid-era city in Iran:

www.tehrantimes.com/news/448696/Aerial-s...ent-city-in-southern

Evidence that populations in the Mount Carmel region were eating snakes and
lizards some 15 000 years bp:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/archaeologists...istoric-snack-630952
www.ibtimes.sg/ancient-israelis-ate-snak...first-evidence-46788

From the same time period but from Hula Lake comes some Natufian fish hooks:

www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/14/c_139138517.htm

A 6th century BCE (?) winery from the Jezreel Valley find is speculated as
having biblical connections:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/archaeologists...ured-in-bible-630642
www.express.co.uk/news/science/1295548/A...-Bible-Old-Testament

Studying what the DSS were written on is suggesting there were different
versions of the 'Bible' circulating:

www.thejc.com/news/israel/different-vers...rs-discover-1.500470

Studying of naming traditions to get a handle on what First-Temple-era
biblical authors knew about their neighbours:

www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-nam...rcher-says-1.8904696
www.baslibrary.org/biblical-archaeology-review/46/3/6

A pottery study suggests 70 CE had a major impact on pottery production:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/ancient-potter...lem-new-study-630861

More on the precise dating of Wilson's Arch:

phys.org/news/2020-06-jerusalem-temple-mount.html

A report on the damage inflicted on Syrian museums and heritage in general:

www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/06/report-do...200608082049725.html

Feature on archaeology in Saudi Arabia:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2020...rth-ancient-identity

Feature on Richard Lionheart's siege of Acre:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/the-siege-of-a...the-holy-land-630711

Feature on the Athenian plague and its effect on democracy:

www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/t...democracys-fragility

The Express just got word of the discovery of that Canaanite temple at
Lachish back in January:

www.express.co.uk/news/world/1293507/bib...-god-jesus-proof-spt

Not sure where to put this item on Turkey apparently claiming the Rotunda
of Galerius is a mosque:

greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/12/turkish-da...ohammed-is-a-mosque/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of press interest in the mapping of Falerii Novi by GPR:

www.cam.ac.uk/stories/roman-city-rises
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uoc-erc060320.php
phys.org/news/2020-06-entire-roman-city-revealed.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200608192523.htm
www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/09/...etails-of-roman-city
www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium...i-novi-a9554361.html
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/254...age/50/article/49442
www.expressandstar.com/news/uk-news/2020...without-any-digging/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-archaeologists.html
www.surreycomet.co.uk/news/national/1850...ity-without-digging/
www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/world/ancient-rom...radar-scn/index.html
www.barrons.com/news/buried-roman-city-r...ng-radar-01591657521
www.newsweek.com/complete-roman-city-adv...r-technology-1509428
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/falerii-nov...ar-survey-08513.html
cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/r...without-any-digging/
gizmodo.com/ground-penetrating-radar-rev...t-roman-c-1843955472
www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2020/...technology-in-italy/
archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020...-novi-mapped-in.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/ground-pen...ps-roman-city/132118
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archae...t-digging-180975090/
www.archaeology.org/news/8786-200610-italy-falerii-novi

A figurine of Isis from a Roman-era garbage dump in Germany:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88398/Roman...iscovered-in-Germany
archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020...an-goddess-isis.html

A Greek honorary inscription find from Patara:

www.dailysabah.com/life/history/inscript...honors-roman-senator

Thracian 'ritual pits' from Bourgas (Bulgaria):

sofiaglobe.com/2020/06/10/archaeology-th...n-bulgarias-bourgas/
www.archaeology.org/news/8795-200612-bulgaria-ritual-pits

Submerged remains of a 4th/3rd century BCE port off the coast of Croatia:

www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/44115-novigrad
www.archaeology.org/news/8748-200609-croatia-submerged-port

The heat wave back in 2018 revealed a number of Roman sites in Wales:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-52911797?intli...live-reporting-story
inews.co.uk/news/uk/aerial-images-wales-...rts-explained-441466
www.cambridge.org/core/journals/britanni...6e63ad443cd5eeea6ca8
www.cambridge.org/core/journals/britanni...692BA241FED037AEFB6F
www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/06/welsh-roman-forts/
www.archaeology.org/news/8750-200609-wales-drought-roman

LiDAR at Colchester has revealed some Roman roads and other sites:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/18508435.arc...an-roads-colchester/

In case you missed the Roman board game items found in a Norwegian burial a
while back:

www.livescience.com/ancient-game-pieces.html
www.gizmodo.co.uk/2020/06/ancient-roman-...wegian-burial-mound/
www.sciencealert.com/this-ancient-roman-...in-a-norwegian-grave
gizmodo.com/ancient-roman-board-game-fou...rial-moun-1843967620
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancien...ed-norway-180975082/
www.archaeology.org/news/8747-200608-norway-game-pieces

A Royal Mail stamp series features some notable Roman finds/sites from the
UK:

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news...tish-museum-18381993
www.itv.com/news/2020-06-09/new-royal-ma...n-legacy-in-britain/
www.chroniclelive.co.uk/whats-on/shoppin...s-new-royal-18382555
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8400879...Mail-collection.html

... and Greece is planning a coin to mark the 2500th anniversary of
Thermopylae:

www.coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/g...-mark-ancient-battle

Feature on Athens' 'plague victim' Myrtis:

www.ekathimerini.com/253536/article/ekat...plague-victim-myrtis

... and Roman York's 'Ivory Bangle Lady':

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/18512013.object...s-ivory-bangle-lady/

Funding for 'improvement' of Dorchester's Roman Town house:

www.mags4dorset.co.uk/dorchesters-roman-...0-improvement-works/
www.wessexfm.com/news/dorset-news/312049...g-a-248000-makeover/

Feature on excavations at Pathirys (Egypt ... seems to have a Greek spin,
though):

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeolog...onia-in-egypt/133640

Arguing (apparently) over whether Byllis was a Greek city:

greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/09/renowned-i...lbanian-revisionism/

Feature on the death of Alexander the Great:

greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/10/on-this-da...alexander-the-great/

Feature on ancient coloured statues:

www.brantfordexpositor.ca/opinion/column...of-ancient-sculpture

Feature on the pediments at the Temple of Aphaia on Aigina:

www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/tr...emple-aphaia-aegina/

Feature on Roman bread:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/baking-bread-the-roman-way/

Feature on Nero:

www.historyextra.com/period/roman/empero...mes-accomplishments/

... and pondering Julius Caesar's military genius:

news.yahoo.com/julius-caesar-really-mili...enius-010000078.html

Feature on Greek myths today:

studybreaks.com/culture/reads/greek-myths/

Feature on Lutetia:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/lutetia-roman-paris/132869

Feature on Milman Parry's last words:

www.oxonianreview.org/wp/the-last-words-of-milman-parry/

Feature on a Stanford senior's work applying ancient Roman history to
modern human trafficking:

news.stanford.edu/2020/06/10/applying-le...n-trafficking-today/
scienceblog.com/516871/applying-lessons-...n-trafficking-today/

Feature on the Temple of Hera II at Paestum:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/temple-of-hera-poseidon-paestum

Feature on immigration and Rome:

time.com/5850622/rome-immigrants/

Feature on the Bridge of Tiberius in Rimini:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/ponte-de-tiberio-bridge-of-tiberius

The Colosseum reopened:

www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/romes-fa...nth-lockdown-1361161

... as did the Pantheon:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-reopens-p...er-three-months.html

In case you missed the Marguerite Yourcenar google doodle:

www.timebulletin.com/marguerite-yourcena...ists-117th-birthday/
www.devdiscourse.com/article/lifestyle/1...n-her-117th-birthday

Review of Victoria Wohl, *Euripides and the Politics of Form*:

www.arabnews.com/node/1687921/books

Review of Cartledge, *Thebes: The Forgotten City of Greece*:

www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-history-...erious-as-its-sphinx

Review of Simon Elliott's biography of Pertinax:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/forgotten-emp...on-elliott-fkw0rb7n6

Interview with Douglas Boin about his *Alaric the Goth* book:

www.publicradioeast.org/post/douglas-boi...ew-book-ancient-rome
www.npr.org/2020/06/07/871600343/douglas...eople-in-new-book-on

... and a review:

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/202...ric-the-goth/612268/

More on calls for the return of the Parthenon Marbles:

news.gtp.gr/2020/06/10/greece-renews-eff...e-parthenon-marbles/
Roman Archaeology Blog:

romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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An Irish schoolboy has found a 4000 years bp (maybe) longboat in the mud of
a lake near Lisacul:

www.independent.ie/irish-news/schoolboy-...d-boat-39267277.html
www.irishcentral.com/news/irish-schoolbo...-4-000-year-old-boat
www.archaeology.org/news/8787-200610-ireland-long-boat

Remains of London's earliest 'purpose-built' theatre (the Red Lion) have
been located (maybe):

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-52983008
phys.org/news/2020-06-archaeologists-lon...liest-playhouse.html
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jun/10/...found-in-east-london
www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/...ved-way-shakespeare/
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...st-end-a9557036.html
www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/archeologists-th...st-theatre-1.4977983
arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/archaeol...ons-first-playhouse/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archae...-red-lion-180975069/
www.archaeology.org/news/8791-200611-london-red-lion

An Anglo-Saxon 'treasure' from Norfolk is unique apparently:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-52921097

A medieval mass burial from Vilnius is causing a bit of a rethink about the
history of syphilis in Europe:

phys.org/news/2020-06-tropical-disease-m...-europe-history.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200611114530.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/mpif-tdi061120.php

11th/12th century finds from a dig near Dublin Castle:

www.rte.ie/news/dublin/2020/0609/1146385-archaeological-dig/

Dating timbers from a medieval Edinburgh church:

www.historicenvironment.scot/about-us/ne...st-of-st-giles-kirk/
www.archaeology.org/news/8794-200612-scotland-bell-tower

GPR surveys of Elbalg Castle (Poland) reval foundations of a tower from the
outer bailey:

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeolog...onic-fortress/133615

Early finds from a dig in Brno's 'Roman Square' have revealed buildings
dating to the 18th century:

brnodaily.com/2020/06/10/in-photos/in-ph...from-rimske-namesti/

A medieval brooch from Norfolk has been declared treasure:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/middle-saxon-silver...d-treasure-1-6692905

No treasure was found in Wigan last year, apparently:

www.wigantoday.net/news/environment/seek...ld-2877603#gsc.tab=0

... although treasure finds in the rest of the UK reached 'record levels':

www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/treasure-f...els-across-uk/133664

Scientists have figured out what's causing the Mary Rose to degrade:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ry-Rose-degrade.html

Feature (review?) of the impact of the railway on European culture:

elpais.com/cultura/2020-06-08/la-invenci...cultura-europea.html

Feature on the names of towns around Manchester:

www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/gre...ord-swinton-18314908

Feature on the Wittlesbach's cultural legacy in Munich:

www.dw.com/en/royal-munich-following-the...ttelsbach/g-53784305
Archaeology in Europe News:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 13 500 years bp bird figurine from Henan:

phys.org/news/2020-06-ancient-bird-figur...ecovered-oldest.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/c-dot060420.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/p-abf060320.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200610152006.htm
www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/10/bi...iest-chinese-artwork
www.archaeology.org/news/8793-200612-china-paleolithic-bird
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/lingjing-bird-figurine-08524.html
www.archaeology.org/news/8793-200612-china-paleolithic-bird

Remains of a 3500 years bp settlement in Xinjiang:

news.cgtn.com/news/2020-06-14/3-500-year...jmBDqWTJe/index.html

Mapping of the northern part of the Great Wall suggests it was built for
'civilian surveillance' purposes:

phys.org/news/2020-06-china-great-wall-built-war.html
www.jpost.com/international/israeli-team...or-first-time-630785
news.mb.com.ph/2020/06/09/part-of-chinas...built-for-war-study/
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/256...age/65/article/49708
archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020...t-wall-built-to.html
www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/the-northe...rchaeologists/132148
www.archaeology.org/news/8790-200611-mongolia-northern-wall

Interesting feature on an ongoing shell midden excavation in Jingtoushan:

global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202006/08/WS5...310834817251562.html

Feature on the political side of archaeology in China:

u.osu.edu/mclc/2020/06/08/chinese-archaeology-goes-abroad/
u.osu.edu/mclc/2020/04/29/china-ravages-...g-cultural-heritage/

Somewhat related to the above: C14 dating is suggesting the Por-Bajin
'complex' dates to 777 CE (a bit too precise?):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uog-rdp060820.php
phys.org/news/2020-06-radiocarbon-dating-pins-date-uyghur.html
www.technologynetworks.com/tn/news/radio...s-old-mystery-335849

Evidence of medieval settlements from Kazakhstan:

caspiannews.com/news-detail/archaeologis...zakhstan-2020-6-9-1/

Pondering what they were eating in Papua some 4400 years bp:

www.natureworldnews.com/articles/43894/2...guinea-mysteries.htm

A possible mesolithic site in Iduru-Kunjadi:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mysuru/...cleshow/76289198.cms

11th century (maybe) idols/panels from Krishna:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vijayaw...cleshow/76308689.cms

A 15th/16th century 'hero stone' from Sacorda:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/sel...cleshow/76251564.cms

Remains of a 500 years bp temple from Odisha:

www.telegraphindia.com/india/temple-under-mahanadi/cid/1780339
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/desti...disha/as76336896.cms

A Pandya-era inscription from Theni:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Madurai/pan.../article31820140.ece

Folks want Rio Tinto to preserve what's left of the site they blew up:

www.abc.net.au/radio/programs/am/rio-tin...ltural-site/12338114

... while permission has been given to the BHP mining company to destroy 40
or more sites in central Pilbara:

www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jun/11...-expand-pilbara-mine
www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/world/austral...aves-BHP-mining.html

... but BHP will supposedly consult the traditional owners:

www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/...ional-owners-pilbara
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-53015925

... and the FMG mining company wants to destroy other sites (in the same
area, it seems):

www.smh.com.au/national/default-setting-...20200608-p550ld.html

... and possibly others:

www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-13/letter-tr...-to-destroy/12348396

Charges were laid in NZ in the wake of a vineyard being installed on a
Blenheim archaeological site:

www.newshub.co.nz/home/rural/2020/06/cha...aeological-site.html

A slide show on some Sogdian murals along the Silk Road:

www.archaeology.org/slideshow/8752-sogdian-murals

Feature on the Indus Valley civilization and its writing:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAG...its-script-1.8913597
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NORTH AMERICA
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Digging a Gold Rush era garbage site in Barkerville (BC):

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...ers-in-b-c-1.5595906
www.archaeology.org/news/8788-200610-canada-mining-town

A 'mysterious stone' find from Hammonassett State Park:

www.nhregister.com/news/article/Madison-...s-stone-15325880.php
www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Madis...s-stone-15325880.php

Feature on sheep-shearing traditions in Maine:

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/08/travel/lens-sheep-island-maine.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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An 'aboriginal' burial from La Guinea Cave (central Cuba):

en.escambray.cu/2020/new-aboriginal-buri...ern-sancti-spiritus/

Not sure if we've mentioned these Mayan murals found during house
renovations in Guatemala:

www.explica.co/mayan-murals-discovered-in-a-house-in-guatemala/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-m...lan-house-180975074/

Feature on the explorations of the (underwater) Hoyo Negro cave (Yucatan):

phys.org/news/2020-06-cave-divers-depths-bones-ice.html

Feature on some obsidian 'spangles' found in Jalisco a while ago:

mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/ultra-thi...c-present-a-mystery/

On the identity of Palenque's 'Red Queen':

www.latinpost.com/articles/145952/202006...kingdom-palenque.htm

More on that huge Maya site from Tobasco:

www.forbes.com/sites/sofiebates/2020/06/...ldest-maya-monument/
abcnews.go.com/Technology/researchers-fi...ds/story?id=71095913
www.kold.com/2020/06/10/university-arizo...ecrets-ancient-past/
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/desti...wreck/as76263824.cms

More on maize use in Belize over a rather wide time period:

news.unm.edu/news/releases-20200601-6803126
www.archaeology.org/news/8745-200608-central-america-maize

More on DNA and evidence of migration in the Caribbean:

cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/h...e-caribbean-islands/
www.archaeology.org/news/8749-200608-caribbean-dna-migration

More on that 200 years bp shipwreck find in the Gulf of Mexico:

www.yahoo.com/lifestyle/mexican-archaeol...0-old-173639173.html
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/desti...wreck/as76263824.cms
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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The National Library of Israel is making 2500 rare Islamic tomes open
access:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/national-libra...islamic-books-630706
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nation...nuscripts-180975064/

Feature on Thomas Finan:

www.irishcatholic.com/brilliant-legacy-o...-christian-humanist/

Suggestion there's no scientific basis for race-genetics:

www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/2018...tics-science-africa/

Working from home in quarantine (museum curator type focus):

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/realestate/hi...ker-coronavirus.html

Some famous portraits sporting face masks:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-52968018

They're removing melted scaffolding at Notre Dame:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-52973659
www.npr.org/2020/06/08/872372221/work-st...notre-dame-cathedral
abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/worker...-notre-dame-71121731
elpais.com/cultura/2020-06-08/comienza-e...o-de-notre-dame.html

Years ago we mentioned Forrest Fenn's hiding of a 'treasure' in the Rockies
... the treasure has apparently been found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52966449
www.wral.com/forrest-fenns-treasure-hidd...ains-found/19134132/
www.13newsnow.com/article/news/nation-wo...12-b7bf-3b0b2c60516f
www.5newsonline.com/mobile/article/news/...12-b7bf-3b0b2c60516f
www.wthr.com/article/treasure-hidden-new...ealer-has-been-found
news.yahoo.com/forrest-fenns-treasure-hi...rocky-185842140.html
news.artnet.com/art-world/treasure-disco...ky-mountains-1881264
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/treasu...ins-found-180975054/

Feature on how the US responded to the death of Dickens:

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/07/books/charles...gSource=articleShare

OpEddish on plans to recover the Titanics' 'radio':

theconversation.com/titanic-salvage-reco...ural-heritage-139795
phys.org/news/2020-06-titanic-salvage-re...ring-ship-radio.html
www.metro.news/titanic-salvage-why-recov...al-heritage/2040663/

OpEddish on who owns human fossils:

phys.org/news/2020-06-bones-human-fossils-shouldnt.html

Feature on the globe of the Vatican obelisk:

www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-globe-of-the-vatican-obelisk

Feature on Gentileschi:

psyche.co/ideas/gentileschi-let-us-not-a...to-define-the-artist

Philip V (Spain) had some issues, apparently:

elpais.com/elpais/2020/06/01/icon/1591018373_254769.html

They've used xrays to 'uncensor' some letters between Marie Antoinette and
the Earl of Fersen:

elpais.com/cultura/2020-06-08/el-conteni...e-sale-a-la-luz.html

On the history of dancing:

www.jpost.com/israel-news/why-dance-from...ffers-answers-631134

Virtual Bloomsday features a live reading of Ulysses:

www.newsday.com/entertainment/theater/vi...bloomsday-1.45594244

Bringing up sexual harassment on digs:

www.thetimes.co.uk/article/female-archae...harassment-mgxphrrwg

More on that portrait now identified as being of Mary Boleyn:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/after-...dentified-180975071/

Feature on archaeology from home:

www.atlasobscura.com/articles/how-archaeology-from-home.amp
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CURRENT EVENTS: STATUES AND THEIR LEGACIES
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On the toppling and tossing in the river of the Edward Colston statue:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-52954305
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-52962356
www.artnews.com/art-news/news/edward-col...akomfrah-1202690316/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/protes...s-britain-180975060/

... and who Colston was:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-42404825
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-52955868

They later pulled it out of the river:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-53004748

... and an OpEd arising:

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/opinion/edwar...n-statue-racism.html

Plans to remove a statue of Robert Baden-Powell:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-53004638

On the removal of the statue of Leopold II in Antwerp:

... related petition:

www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protes...lives-matter-protest
www.dw.com/en/belgium-king-leopold-ii-st...-protests/a-53755021

On Confederate monuments coming down across the US:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/confed...ming-down-180975052/

A slave auction block was removed in Fredericksburg, VA:

www.cnn.com/2020/06/08/us/fredericksburg...oval-trnd/index.html

The Egyptian press caught word of UK protestors calling for the destruction
of the pyramids:

www.egyptindependent.com/british-anti-ra...on-of-giza-pyramids/

... and Zahi Hawass responded:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88439/Hawas...t-by-slaves%E2%80%99

A Jefferson Davis statue in Richnond, VA was toppled:

www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protes...tatue-in-richmond-va

A statue of Jefferson Davis in Frankfort, Kentucky was removed and revealed
a bottle of bourbon and other things:

m.jpost.com/omg/workers-find-bourbon-new...derate-statue-631378

The moving of the statue of Philip Schuyler in front of Albany City Hall is
being discussed:

dailygazette.com/article/2020/06/12/schu...me-for-albany-statue

A statue of Christopher Columbus was beheaded in Boston:

boston.cbslocal.com/2020/06/10/christoph...oston-massachusetts/

... and other places:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/christ...torn-down-180975079/

... and pondering Columbus' legacy:

www.cnn.com/2020/06/12/us/christopher-co...ease-trnd/index.html

... and his statues:

elpais.com/internacional/2020-06-11/las-...onista-en-ee-uu.html

Some general overviews of the topplings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-53005243

The University of Liverpool will rename a building named after William
Gladstone:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-52990464

A history of early American policing:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-52943128

On Black British history:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-52939694

Oped (by an historian) on 'rewriting history':

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/j...storians-statue-past

... in a similar vein:

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/11/style/confede...lumbus-analysis.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-52995528

Hartwig Fischer's comments last week resulted in some calls for the BM to
return assorted items:

www.theartnewspaper.com/news/british-mus...n-black-lives-matter
neoskosmos.com/en/167422/calling-out-bri...tor-hartwig-fischer/

Neil Oliver's statements on statues:

www.thenational.scot/news/18508709.neil-...lston-statue-claims/

... which drew some criticism:

www.thenational.scot/news/18515664.bbcs-...ues-draws-criticism/

Mary Beard's comments:

www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/statue-wars-blog-post-mary-beard/

The AIA released a statement on archaeology and social justice:

www.archaeological.org/aia-statement-on-...-and-social-justice/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Reindeer were domesticated earlier than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2020-06-reindeer-domestica...viously-thought.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Torlonia Marbles:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-to-unveil...es-at-long-last.html

Museums in Greece will be reopening next week:

neoskosmos.com/en/167330/museums-in-gree...pening-from-15-june/

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum lost possession of a Gauguin:

elpais.com/cultura/2020-06-10/el-thyssen...-hopper-y-degas.html

Feature on Amedeo Spagnoletto (new diretor of the Nation Museum of Italian
Judaism):

www.jpost.com/diaspora/a-rabbi-and-scrib...jewish-museum-630631

More on the impending opening of the Sharm el Sheikh museum:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/...ism-coronavirus.html

How the Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has been coping:

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/arts/design/v...milie-gordenker.html
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A letter mentioning Van Gogh's and Gaugin's visits to a brothel is coming
to auction:

www.cnn.com/style/article/van-gogh-broth...r-gauguin/index.html

An interesting Robert Burns letter :

www.thecourier.co.uk/fp/lifestyle/house-...ds-most-famous-poem/

A prayer book once owned by Mary, Queen of Scots:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mary-q...s-auction-180975051/

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THE TECHY SIDE
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More on tech applications to find evidence of ancient beer:

arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/archaeol...ok-for-ancient-beer/

More on technology to analyze ancient feces:

www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/machine-learning...cient-poop-1.5598604
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Finding evidence of climate change in Nubian petroglyphs:

www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200607-sabu-j...saharas-verdant-past
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Thebes (Egypt):

blog.britishmuseum.org/historical-city-t...ypt-13th-century-bc/

Tripodon Street (Athens):

greece.greekreporter.com/2020/06/07/the-...n-athens-and-europe/

Ancient sites in Turkey:

www.dailysabah.com/life/history/discover...t-see-ancient-cities

Shakespeare's London:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...espeare-london-tour/

Penshaw Monument:

medium.com/ostraka-a-durham-university-c...a-visit-68ed2e0a6433

Underwater sites off Croatia have 'tourist potential':

www.total-croatia-news.com/business/44147-croatia-archeology

The Tuscan town of Fabbriche di Careggine might emerge next year from its
flooded current state:

www.livescience.com/sunken-italian-ghost-town-reappearance.html

Roman Nimes:

www.stltoday.com/travel/rick-steves-euro...0a8d636eac9.amp.html
www.nydailynews.com/travel/sns-rick-stev...eypiiiuee-story.html
www.chicagotribune.com/travel/travel-new...eypiiiuee-story.html
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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The Salzburg Festival will happen this year:

www.dw.com/en/salzburg-festival-to-be-he...trictions/a-53762751

The Bach Festival is going 'virtual' this year:

www.dw.com/en/virtual-bach-marathon-repl...-festival/a-53786917

French Baroque:

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/09/arts/music/th...rd-jean-rondeau.html

Macbeth:

www.timesunion.com/news/article/Search-f...eputies-15335487.php

Feature on the history of 'small operas':

www.nytimes.com/2020/06/12/arts/music/micro-operas.html

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Latest documentary about the search for Cleopatra's tomb at Taposiris Magna:

www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88497/Cleop...-to-present-evidence
www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88554/Is-Cl...-Sir-near-Alexandria
nypost.com/2020/06/10/archaeologists-eye...tras-long-lost-tomb/
www.foxnews.com/science/cleopatra-myster...-site-long-lost-tomb
www.ibtimes.sg/mystery-cleopatras-tomb-a...queens-remains-46633
www.ibtimes.co.uk/truth-about-queen-cleo...terious-site-1679455

Bettany Hughes' latest series ... this one looks at recent finds from
Pompeii:

www.express.co.uk/news/world/1293951/arc...y-hughes-secrets-spt

... and gladiator diets (same show):

www.express.co.uk/news/world/1292841/pom...na-bone-analysis-spt
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CRIME BEAT
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A Cortez man was sentenced to prison for damaging a Puebloan site in
Colorado:

www.denverpost.com/2020/06/10/cortez-man...archaeological-site/
www.9news.com/article/news/crime/man-sen...de-b9ae-431ce783c915

A Spanish archaeologist was sentence for faking early Christian/Basque
finds:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/11/...-faking-basque-finds
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/11/span...uilty-hoax-re-wrote/
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/255...age/28/article/50328
edition.cnn.com/2020/06/12/europe/spain-...intl-scli/index.html
www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/spanish-...g-ancient-artifacts/

A antiquities bust in Oman:

timesofoman.com/article/3015832/oman/two...khiliyah-governorate
www.omanobserver.om/two-held-for-stealin...es-in-al-dakhiliyah/

Vandals hit a Greek site in Albania:

greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/14/vandals-at...eek-site-in-albania/
conflict antiquities:

conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Egypt has reclaimed a 5000 years bp statue from the Czech Republic:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/37...-Czech-Republic.aspx

Not sure where to put this one ... Sotheby's lost its legal battle with
Greece over an 8th century bronze horse figurine:

www.nytimes.com/aponline/2020/06/10/worl...us-bronze-horse.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/06/10/cour...-sale-ancient-greek/
digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/257...age/63/article/50071
news.artnet.com/art-world/barnet-case-sothebys-1883349
www.startribune.com/greece-to-reclaim-an...rt-ruling/571165662/
greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/11/greece-to-...-after-court-ruling/
usa.greekreporter.com/2020/06/10/greece-...er-ancient-artifact/
www.reuters.com/article/greece-antquitie...nister-idUSL8N2DP4FG
www.ekathimerini.com/253569/article/ekat...s-after-court-ruling

Sudan is trying to recover a mummy from the Vatican:

english.aawsat.com/home/article/2330766/...ypt%E2%80%99-vatican

A Williams Lake former resident returned an item to a local First Nation
group:

www.wltribune.com/news/former-williams-l...-local-first-nation/

Why Britain needs to return its Colonial artifacts:

www.vogue.co.uk/arts-and-lifestyle/artic...n-colonial-artefacts

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NUMISMATICA
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The ANS has updated the Online Imperial Roman Coins site:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ans-launches-...mperial-roman-coins/

Feature on pre-Alexander Macedonian coinage:

coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-anci...on-before-alexander/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n23.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23n24.html

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Irene Triplett (last person to receive a Civil War Pension):

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-p...sion-dies-180975049/

Warren DeBoer:

www.digitaljournal.com/tech-and-science/...essor/article/572844

Francie I Andersen:

www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/june...-computer-logos.html

Aubrey Burl:

www.theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/12/aubrey-burl-obituary

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
================================================================
Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/a...-through-june-6-2020
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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/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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explorator 23.10
June 28, 2020
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You can read explorator online at:

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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
'Jack', Floris Strijbos,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay,
Brigitte Perreton,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, 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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Interesting bone analysis giving ideas about Neanderthal behaviour:

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Using rodent remains from Carmel Cave to understand details about 'out of
Africa':

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Kaldar Cave (Iran) has now been dated to 63 000 years bp:

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A wide-ranging essay on assorted human species, interactions, technologies,
etc.:

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More on that third Neanderthal genome being sequenced:

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More on the finds at Drimolen Cave:

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Not sure about this thing about using Neanderthal DNA to grow a brain
organoid:

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AFRICA
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Feature on the Himba people of Namibia:

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Late Period wall and a Roman-era kiln found during excavations in the
Avenue of the Sphinxes at Luxor:

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Zahi Hawass was touting a solstice-related phenomenon at the pyramids of
Giza:

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Still not sure about these claims of 'new' pyramids being found:

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Feature on KV17 and its missing mummy:

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Feature on the remains of ships from various periods at Thonis-Heracleion:

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Interesting online tool to find Egyptian artifacts in assorted collections:

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Sites and museums in Egypt will start opening next week:

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... but there are still some virtual tours being made available:

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Assorted sites revealed during a survey in western Iran:

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Evidence of 'more sophisticated' manufacturing in the Bronze Age region of
Mesopotamia:

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Studying the use/impact of socketed copper-alloy arrowheads by the
Assyrians some 2700 years bp:

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Feature on the Turkmen-Karahoyuk mound excavations (associated with Midas):

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More on those child jar-burials from northwestern Iran:

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More on possible 'astronomical destruction' at Tell Abu Hureyra some 13 000
years bp:

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I think we mentioned this evidence of fishing (fish hooks) some 20 000
years bp from Northern Israel:

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Trying to figure out what happened to the people of Hadid when it was
conquered by the Assyrians in the 8th century BCE:

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Concerns that construction in Israel is getting in the way of conservation
of sites:

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... and archaeological finds are being used to evict Palestinians from
their homes:

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More on possible life-size statuary hinted at at Lachish:

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More on snakes and lizards being consumed in Neolithic Israel:

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More on tracking personal names in the Bible:

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More on evidence of bird sacrifices in ancient Jerusalem:

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More on the remains of a Christian settlement in Galilee that was destroyed
in the 7th century:

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Feature on Aaron Brody's work studying trade during the Iron Age and
Persian Levant:

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Feature on the evidence for (and against) David's 'lost empire':

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Feature on Gath:

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Feature on the Essenes:

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Feature on Safed Cemetery:

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Feature on the Hanging Gardens of ... Nineveh:

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Definitely out of our usual period, but a stash of Jordanian weapons from
the Six Day War was found during a dig near the Western Wall:

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Pondering what happens to West Bank archaeological sites under Trump's
suggestions for the region:

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... related feature on who's in control of sites in the West Bank:

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Greece is concerned about Turkey's plans for Hagia Sophia:

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... and of course, there are OpEds on the Hagia Sophia conversion (?)
dispute:

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OpEd on the (mis)use of genetics for 'here first' purposes in the Middle
East:

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Big news this week is the linking of a volcanic eruption in Alaska to the
fall of the Roman Republic:

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Looking for Seleucid-related finds from a Laodicea Temple (Iran):

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Finds continue to be made at the underwater site of the wreck of Elgin's
Monitor:

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Interesting 3d reconstruction of a trio of Roman boats excavated at
Fiumicino 60 years ago:

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Several items in the Italian press this week, including the resumption of
excavations at Alba Fucens:

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... an update on what's happening with the Mausoleum of Augustus
restoration:

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... Roman anchors found off Ventotene:

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... concerns for a Roman villa site at Pozzuoli:

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... a burial and villa find from Cassia:

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... and a Roman villa site with a mosaic from Porto Torres (Sardinia):

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Study involving C14 dating of the Greek Geometric and Protogeometric in the
Aegean:

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Restoration of Aizanoi has resumed:

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Plans to incorporate a Roman quarry into a new museum in Gozo:

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Plans to map the site of Rineia:

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That Punic tomb in Attard (Malta) found a few weeks ago has been relocated:

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Not sure why this 'mycenean dna' story is back ... we mentioned it a couple
of years ago:

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Folks might want to check out the Digital Mycenae site:

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Feature on the British School at Rome:

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Feature on what Roman outbreaks of malaria can teach us about COVID19:

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... and one on what the plague of Athens can teach us:

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Feature on what's waiting to be dug up in Isaura:

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Feature on Trimontium (Newstead):

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Feature on the Antonine Wall:

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Feature on sieges in the ancient Mediterranean:

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Feature on ataraxia:

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Feature on modern-day philhellenes who aren't Lord Byron:

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How the ancient Greeks dealt with fake news:

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Honours for Danielle Allen:

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Political demands for the return of the Parthenon Marbles continues:

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Latin in the Riverhead Central School District is fighting to stay alive:

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Review of a (Spanish) book on heroes in Greek literature:

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More on that lead ingot find in Wales a couple years ago ending up in a
local museum:

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More on the GPR mapping of Falerii Novi:

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More on Scythian remains turning out to be a 13 year old (or so) girl:

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Roman Archaeology Blog:

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Rogueclassicism:

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Studying the diet of folks living in Neolthic Poland:

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A 5500 years bp cup found by a diver in a Hebrides loch:

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Well-preserved 5000 years bp harpoons ('fishing gear') from Norway:

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Big news this week is the find of a circle of 'massive prehistoric shafts'
around the Durrington Walls henge (down the road from Stonehenge):

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... which has also led to demands that the Stonehenge tunnel plans be
scrapped:

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HS2 construction has revealed an Iron Age funeral site near Solihull (we
may have mentioned this):

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Evidence of a 9th century (!) Viking settlement/structure in Iceland:

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Excavations of the Gjellestad Viking ship burial have commenced:

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Remains of an Early Christian oratory on Litte Skellig (typo in headline!):

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I think we mentioned this find of a medieval friars' cemetery in York:

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A medieval cemetery from Poland featuring a large number of child burials:

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I think we mentioned this 16th century wreck near Genoa:

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17th century finds from at the Athlone barracks site:

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17th century finds from a building site in Westmeath:

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A secret stairway find from Tutbury Castle:

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Searching for evidence of pirate activities off the West Cork coast:

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400 years bp Jewish tombstones incorporated into an Austrian castle's walls:

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19th century cemetery walls and a well from Zvolen (Slovakia):

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A study of glass fragments from Cordoba is shedding light on the origins of
lead glassmaking in Spain:

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Feature on all the finds from the Mercedes shipwreck find off Portugal a
few years ago:

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A study of a parasitic worm is suggesting Hanseatic League ties between
Bristol and Lubeck:

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A metal detectorist's find of a couple of rare Anglo Saxon items in three
months is chalking it up to 'beginner's luck':

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'Corona renovations' in the Ukraine led to the find of an 18th century
rabbi's burial:

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While in Corona isolation, plenty of Dutch folks were mapping prehistoric
burial mounds:

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... details:
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C14 analysis confirms a crucifix in Tuscany is the oldest wooden sculpture
in Europe:

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Feature on an expensive 18 day party held by Henry VIII and Francis I:

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Feature on Delft porcelain:

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More on whale bones from a site in Edinburgh's port:

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More on that elephant found in Schoningen a while ago:

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More on DNA suggesting incest among Irish Iron agers:

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Archaeology in Europe News:

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Medievalists.net:

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Viking Archaeology Blog:

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A large, potentally royal Western Han Dynasty era cemetery from Shanxi:

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A report on finds related to the Silk Road:

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Interesting photos of old Hong Kong:

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Feature on a Mongolian island monastery:

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5th -1st century BCE cist burials from Kodumanal:

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A 200 years bp Hindu temple that was buried by sand in the 19th century
near the Penna River has been located:

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More on that 19th century sunken temple's 'reappearance' in the Mahandi
River:

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19th century finds from a dig in Brisbane:

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OpEddish on the Australian mining industry's recent actions:

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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of a possible 8000-10000 years bp settlement at a construction
site in Northampton (MA) is causing a bit of a debate:

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A 19th century Haitian 'Phoenix Button' found near Puget Sound (!):

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Interesting study finds residue of a non-tobacco plant in an archaeological
pipe from Washington State (plus other tobacco-related finds):

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Burials have been found at the Zion Cemetery in Tampa:

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... related:

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On Warren Harding and the Tulsa Race Massacre:

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Feature on the Confederacy's government:

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Feature on the use of drones at New Mexico archaeological sites:

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Feature (podcast) on Theodore Roosevelt and his dispute with J.P. Morgan:

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Feature on the Spanish flu and the Dodge brothers:

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Feature on David Boyle and the development of archaeology in Ontario:

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Study suggests that Tikal's water supply may have been polluted in a big
way:

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Funding concerns for ancient sites in Mexico:

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A study suggests pre-contact farming practices in the Amazon are still
impacting its biodiversity:

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Another feature on the rethink of Easter Island's 'collapse':

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Digitization of the National Archive of the Netherlands is shedding light
on slavery in Suriname:

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More on that huge Maya structure recently found in Mexico:

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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

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Ancient MesoAmerica News:

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On how archaeology informs us about past pandemics and diseases:

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On how previous pandemics reshaped societies:

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Facebook (and Instagram) are banning the use of their platforms for
antiquities sales (so they say):

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Latest botched art restoration in Spain:

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What we can learn from Sa'di's 13th century Persian poetry:

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Feature on Artemisia Genileschi:

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The history of ice cream:

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Feature on the impact of bicycles on our world:

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Feature on 'communal sleeping':

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Some 'radical' fairy tales written by Hermynia Zur Muhlen will be published
in English for the first time:

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An early short story of Louisa May Alcott will be published for the first
time:

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Feature on Leo Tolstoy:

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Feature on the Renaissance nude:

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A convicted murderer in the US has solved one of Euclid's longstanding
problems:

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Suggestion that Michelangelo might have been a murderer (?):

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CURRENT EVENTS: STATUES AND THEIR LEGACIES
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This week we heard of plans to remove the statue of Roosevelt in front of
the Museum of Natural History:

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... and the removal of a Columbus statue in New Haven:

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... and from the state capitol in California:

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OpEd on Columbus statues:

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A statue of Robert E Lee in Richmand, Virginia is getting some attention:

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Assorted statues were toppled in Madison, Wisconsin:

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Calls for the removal of a statue of Jan Pieterszoon Coen in the
Netherlands:

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Princeton will be removing Woodrow Wilson's name from one of its schools:

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... and an OpEd on George on Martha Washington:

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Assorted OpEds on beheading and/or removal statues in history:

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OpEd on the 'mythmaking' associated with statues:

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Why statues of Samuel Johnson are a good thing:

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Connecting the current situation to the 1619 Project:

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Mississippi will be changing its state flag:

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Lloyd's of London and Green King will be making slave trade reparations,
apparently:

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On the origins of the term 'Dixie':

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Towards the end of the week we began reading of calls to reconsider the
image of Jesus as white:

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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Not domestication, but an interesting study of the origins of dingos:

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Interesting study of ancient sled dogs in various locations:

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On the earliest chickens (actually pheasants):

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Goya in 3d:

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Items the British Museum are putting on display during/because of Pride
week:

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Museums are doing some rethinking in anticipation of changed tourist
patterns:

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Feature on the Museum of the Bible's efforts to 'clean up its act':

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Previewing the reopening of the Louvre:

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Egypt's Greco-Roman museum will open soon:

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The Kafr El-Sheikh Museum received some big items:

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The GEM is going to have a 'hanging obelisk':

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest facial reconstruction (after a skull reconstruction) is a 6000 years
bp skull from a Swedish Lake site:

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An interview with Sarah Parcak:

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On using imaging tech to help libraries recover lost texts:

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATE
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Pondering a portrait of Sultan Mehmed II which recently was at auction:

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A Nigerian scholar is trying to halt an auction of some Igbo items:

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Mount Nemrut:

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Tourists return to Venice:

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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Opera is returning to Rome's Circus Maximus:

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Revisiting whether Beethoven was 'black':

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Very interesting AI-assisted restoration of some 100+ years bp movie clips:

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Gone With the Wind has a new intro on HBO:

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CRIME BEAT
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A former Louvre curator is among five arrested in Paris for an antiquities
trafficking case:

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Something paywalled about a gang of Bulgarians trading Bronze Age items:

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Vandals damaged a nymphaeum in Albania (we may have mentioned this):

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More on the recent developments in that stolen Van Gogh case:

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conflict antiquities:

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anonymous swiss collector:

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Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

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Looting Matters:

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Illicit Cultural Property:

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SAFE:

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Features on the FBI's role in repatriation of looted antiquities:

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Feature on NAGPRA law and repatriation:

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on Persian Darics:

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Latest e-Sylum:

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

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Coin Week:

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OBITUARIES
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Paolo Giorgio Ferri:

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Robert Laughlin:

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Robert Richardson Jr.:

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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About.com Archaeology:

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Archaeology Briefs:

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Atlas Obscura:

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Heritage Daily:

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Sapiens Archaeology:

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Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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Archaeology Podcast Network:

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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,
Sebastian Hyams,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay,
Jona Lendering,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, 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 1.4 million years bp handaxe made from a hippopotamus bone by some homo
erectus:

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Study suggests the Negev was a 'lush bridge out of Africa' some 1.8 million
years bp:

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Another study suggests the early hominid settlement of Europe was probably
the result of several 'waves':

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Evidence of chert use by the inhabitants of Nahal Me'arot Caves (Israel)
some 500 000 years bp:

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Not sure there's anything new here in this item on homo luzonensis:

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More on 120 000 years bp stringed shells from Qafzeh Cave:

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More on Turkana Boy's large chest:

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AFRICA
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Interesting feature on the earliest glass production south of the Sahara:

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The reiteration of the long-standing idea that the Hyksos were an 'internal
takeover' was news this week:

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Remains of a Ptolemaic era wall from Nagaa Hamadi:

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An interesting group of rock cut chambers near Abydos (wide range of dates,
but they're stressing Ptolemaic):

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Egypt marked the 221st anniversary of the founding of the Rosetta Stone:

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... and Google joined in with an app to read/translate hieroglyphs
(Fabricius)

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Feature on some tombs Egyptian archaeologists would really like to find:

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Feature on the 'Screaming Mummy':

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Feature on fabrics in ancient Egypt:

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Feature (video) on KV-64:

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Plans for the Tahrir Complex:

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More on Egypt breaking their own law when they loaned Tut items to the UK:

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More on those 10 000 years bp flint figurines (maybe) from Jordan:

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Studying ancient irrigation practices in the Lisan Peninsula (Jordan):

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Feature on protecting archaeological heritage in Jordan:

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Remains of a pair of Parthian-era workshops from Isfahan (Iran)

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An Islamic era petroglyph referring to 'Iran':

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Feature on Bronze Age Tepe Gariran:

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Feature on the various aqueduct works in western Iran:

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Latest finds from Ecbatana:

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French archaeologists are conducting hush hush excavations in Syria:

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4000 years bp petroglyphs on a trio of stone dolmens from northern Israel
(we may have mentioned these):

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A Second Temple era mikveh find in the Lower Galilee is getting in the way
of highway construction:

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Pondering the animal remains from Abel Beth Maacah:

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A study pondering the possible antiquity of some cisterns in the Negev:

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Latest site claimed to be the location of Ziklag:

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An interview with Joe Uziel about the future plans for the DSS:

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Feature on 'biblical archaeology' in Israel:

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More on that 'hidden' Byzantine church (and spring) found in Istanbul (last
week it was Constantinople):

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Feature on the Hanging Gardens of Babylon:

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The Hagia Sophia transformation into a mosque continued to generate
coverage:

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... including a piece noting the mosaics would be covered:

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... and a feature on the previous restoration of those mosaics:

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... and a feature on the mosaics in general:

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... and plans for a museum to house portable icons and other relics:

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... and op eds:

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... and some recognition of the political context:

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... and Greece was seeking help of some sort from its European allies:

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Feature on the sites covered by the Ilisu Dam project:

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Feature on the Beyazit State Library:

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 1st century statue (from a funerary monument?) from Altino (Italian):

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Roman-era burial featuring a gold diadem found during construction in Izmir:

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[Much of the news this week was in languages other than English]

Three amphorae found off the coast of San Felice Circo (Italian):

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Remains of a mosaic from Porto Torres (Italian):

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Late antique ceramics from a shipwreck (apparently) off Arezzo (Italian):

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... not sure if this one aff Marauso is the same shipwreck as the above
(Italian):

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From the Netherlands comes word of Roman-era horse fittings by metal
detectorists (Dutch):

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Athens' metro extension to the Piraeus is revealing finds from various
periods:

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Just starting to hear now (in English) of the controversy growing over
plans for a roof over the tomb of Augustus:

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... and this 'duomo' excavation seems related (Italian)

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The restoration of the Temple of Zeus in Agrigento continues:

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Some recently-found Roman finds from Colchester are going on display:

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Feature on Claudius' visit to Colchester:

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That Roman wall for sale in Colchester was purchased by the town council
before it came to auction:

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People in Pompeii were apparently happier than those in Victorianish
England:

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... and some gardens in Pompeii have been recreated:

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The UK is trying to prevent the export of a mosaic from Roman Dorset that
was auctioned off a couple years ago:

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The site of a Roman city in Malaga may have been located:

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Evidence that the Mediterranean was two degrees warmer during the Roman
Empire:

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The Peristera shipwreck off Alonissos is now an underwater museum:

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The Herodes Atticus theatre has reopened:

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They're performing operas in the Circus Maximus:

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... and they've lit up the Temple of Hadrian:

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... and thee will be moonlight tours of the Colosseum:

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Sparta wants to boost archaeology-based tourism:

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Funding for the excavation of the Hellenistic theatre in Agrigento:

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Feature on Greek limestone sculptures on Cyprus:

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Feature on ancient Greek 'travel guides':

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Feature on Lake Nemi:

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Feature on some upcoming events related to the 2500th anniversary of
Thermopylae:

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... and a feature on Salamis:

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Feature on Timgad:

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Feature on Salona:

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Feature on Baiae:

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Feature on the Villa dei Papiri (and the Getty):

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Feature on the Antikythera Mechanism:

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Feature o Yourcenar's *Memoirs of Hadrian*:

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They've digitized much of Alan Wace's research:

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OpEd on 'decolonizing' Classics:

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Feature on UKentucky's Latin program:

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Mary Beard was criticizing Boris Johnson's Greek and Latin:

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Arlington students did well on the NLE:

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Reviews of Greg Woolf, *The Life and Death of Ancient Cities*:

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Feature on Astrid Van Oyen and her work on Roman storage:

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Just so you know, next week Epdaurus will be livestreaming a performance of
the Persians:

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More on determining the origins of Roman glass:

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More on the Ionic capital find from Gela:

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More on the paleochristian burials from Autun:

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Roman Archaeology Blog:

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Rogueclassicism:

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Study suggests that climate was the major factor influencing movement of
first farmers across Europe:

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Evidence of Neolithic textiles from the Ness of Brodgar:

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A LaTene era chariot burial from Heuman (Dutch):

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Evidence of major Iron Age religious structures at Navan Fort:

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Remains of a large Iron Age settlement at St Neots:

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Puzzling over thousands of firepits from a long time range in Loykja
(Norway):

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Evidence of a Viking trade centre on the Island of Hinnoya (Norway):

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A Viking-era toilet from Denmark:

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Some earthworks in Romania thought to be the product of 16th century
Turkish invaders are older than previously thought:

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Tram construction in Leith has revealed a number of medieval burials:

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Interesting study comparing diets of medieval Danes and Italians:

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Evidence of medieval 'recycling' in Javea (Spain):

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Feature on the dig at Bury Castle:

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Finds from various periods at a dig in downtown Reykjavik:

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A major WWI bunker system has been found on a hill in Flanders:

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As might have been hoped for, those recent shaft finds near Stonehenge have
delayed a decision about the tunnel:

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The Orfordness Lighthouse was dismantled to save it from falling into the
sea:

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Dunston Staiths has been preserved:

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... as has Dolphinholme Worsted Mill:

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Nantes' St Pierre et St Paul Cathedral was on fire yesterday (arson is
suspected):

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Studying syphilis in 18th century London:

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Feature on the Druids:

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More on the PAS hitting the 1.5 million mark ... this time with news about
what's been found in Northamptonshire:

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More on that Iron Age murder/execution victim (and other items) found
during HS2 works:

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Archaeology in Europe News:

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Medievalists.net:

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Viking Archaeology Blog:

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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4 000 years bp burials from Guangzhou:

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A Sui Dynasty burial in Shaanxi is providing info on 'posthumus marriage
culture':

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Tang Dynasty paper documents excavated in Xinjiang:

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Nepal plans to excavate a possibly Ramayana site:

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Excavations have commenced at a possible human settlement site in Sivagalai:

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... and some 'graffiti-inscribed' potsherds have been found there:

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Concerns for a 14th century stepwell in Nizammudin:

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A ruling in a case involving diamonds from a temple in Kerala:

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Shell middens in South Australia are documenting 29 000 years of Aboriginal
occupation of the area:

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I think we mentioned this 1000 years bp cat burial from Kazakhstan:

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Feature on some excavations along the Silk Road:

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Feature on the history of Hong Kong:

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Feature on the 'hidden' Angkor Wat:

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NORTH AMERICA
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Folks are retesting the 14 000 years bp coprolites from the Paisley Caves:

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I thing we mentioned these 8000+ years bp artifacts from Northampton (MA)
which are now delaying roundabout construction:

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Studying oyster middens along the Georgia coast:

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Study suggests that some Indigenous groups in Georgia successfully resisted
European influence for 150+ years after DeSoto's arrival:

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Remains of a sweatlodge feature in the Yellowhill Community (NC):

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Modified bison scapulas ('hoes') from a Manitoba site are shedding light on
possible pre-contact First Nations agrarian activities:

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Plenty of news about the search for Tulsa Race Massacre burials but nothing
found yet:

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... some background:

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Suggestion that Blackbeard deliberately grounded the Queen Anne's Revenge:

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The chairman of Fox has acquired a property in Utah with petroglyphs:

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Feature on the Cedar Mesa Perishables Project:

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Feature on the Culper Spy Ring:

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Frederick Douglass documents acquired by Yale will be digitized:

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More on that buffalo jump find in Wyoming:

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More on the Zion Cemetery burials in Tampa:

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of 'forced migrations' by pre-Colonial Incas:

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Remains of an Aztec palatial structure in Mexico City's Zocalo plaza:

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Some items also mention possible remains of Hernan Cortes' house:

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Damage to a pre-Hispanic aqueduc site in Texcoco is irreversible,
apparently:

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Studying how ancient peoples of Patagonia dealt with climate change:

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Feature on El Tajin:

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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

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Ancient MesoAmerica News:

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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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The SWBTS archaeology profs whose program was cancelled have relocated:

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On who invented the bagpipes:

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Feature on mummification in various ancient cultures:

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Feature on food history:

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Feature on African slave traders:

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Raphael's death was caused by medical error:

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Feature on the invention of the police:

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On Jesse Strang's scam:

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On some spinoff effects of pandemics:

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... and the masks they wore in 1918:

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... and how theatres in New York didn't close in 1918:

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Feature on the Brooklyn Historical Society's online map collection:

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Feature on art involving horses:

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Feature on Hans Posse, Hitler's 'art buyer':

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Rethinking the date/time of Vermeer's 'View of Delft':

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They've formally confirmed bones found near Yekaterinburg are those of Tsar
Nicholas II and family:

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They're still looking for the remains of Hans Holbein:

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CURRENT EVENTS: STATUES AND THEIR LEGACIES
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Statues of Juan de Onate are coming down in New Mexico:

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They're hesitating removing a bust of a Confederate general and KKK leader
from the Tennessee Capitol building:

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On the origins of an Andrew Jackson statue in Jackson, Mississippi:

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A statue of a union soldier in Saratoga Springs was vandalized:

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A Virgin Mary statue at a Boston church was set on fire:

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Not sure if this destruction of Buddha in Pakistan is considered in this
same category:

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Greenland is pondering the fate of a statue of Hans Egede:

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On the tradition of toppling statues in Western culture:

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... similar, on the politics behind statues:

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Other OpEddish things:

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The renaming of the Washington Football team seems part of this too:

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... related:

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Plimoth Plantation will by changing its name:

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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Oldest evidence of the use of horses in the Bronze Age comes from
Kazakhstan:

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Studying the evidence for the domestication of cats in Neolithic central
Europe:

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on the 'intermixing' of Native Americans and Polynesians:

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... and some criticism of the claim:

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Tree DNA is being used to link a holocene-era tsunami to Doggerland:

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pompeii:

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Feature on what's happening at the Mosul Museum:

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Interview with Katherine A Schwab about the Met Museum's plaster cast
collection:

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Museums in New York City aren't opening just yet:

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Some sort of dispute over an El Greco at the Detroit Institute of Arts:

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest CT scan of a mummy is on one of the Siberian variety and reveals
assorted wounds and tattoos:

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Suggestion that LiDAR would be useful in Guam:

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Using tooth protein to determine the sex of human remains:

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Bonham's appears to have sold a 'wine jug' despite being warned it had been
looted previously:

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Egyptian antiquities are on the block at Christie's:

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A handwritten Sherlock Holmes manuscript is coming to Sotheby's:

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Latest vampire-slaying kit auction:

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Almunecar:

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Basel:

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Naples:

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Aksum:

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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Richard II:

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The Oddysey will be livestreamed (not a spelling error):

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... and in case you missed the livestreaming of the Persians at Epidaurus:

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Plenty of hype for that documentary about the search for Cleopatra at
Taposiris Magna:

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... and a related opeddish thing:

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The Old Guard has Classical overtones:

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CRIME BEAT
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A man in northern Greece was arrested for possession of thousands of
ancient coins and other items: