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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Assessing the ‘cowboy style’ injuries of Neanderthals:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...ne-age-rodeo-riders/

Now we’re being told it was a mysterious Neanderderthal ‘sister species’
which humans interbred with:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/science/cousi...ientists-report.html
www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-feature...es-interbred-with-us
chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/mystery-h...-african-genes/30223
www.sfgate.com/science/article/DNA-evide...-species-3739420.php
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...odern-human-origins/

… and modern humans are again being blamed for Neanderthals’ demise:

phys.org/news/2012-07-modern-humans-grea...at-neanderthals.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...2c3351763af178e8.4b1
blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...ish-the-neandertals/
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/...ed-off-neanderthals/
www.news.com.au/breaking-news/world/huma...frfkui-1226433458590
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...y-thought-hoped.html

Neanderthal diet suggests they knew the medicinal properties of some plants:

www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/...edics-says-study.htm
www.stltoday.com/news/local/columns/bill...b7-fe8248fed956.html

John Noble Wilford interviews Chris Stringer:

video.nytimes.com/video/playlist/science...811622277/index.html
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AFRICA
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The US returned some antiquities to Nigeria:

www.suntimes.com/news/nation/14035254-41...ties-to-nigeria.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-statues-smuggled-...-home-002844756.html

… and Nigeria wants more from the Boston MFA:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/ni...-of-benin-artifacts/

OpEddish on Timbuktu:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18968508

On DNA studies in Africa:

phys.org/news/2012-07-whole-genome-seque...rers-elucidates.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A French team has found the funerary boat of the pharaoh Den:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/48...red-at-Egypts-A.aspx
phys.org/news/2012-07-french-archaeologi...th-pharaoh-boat.html
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Ju...onic-solar-boat.ashx
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=53572
uk.news.yahoo.com/french-archaeologists-...-boat-160334114.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2178839...-archaeologists.html

Someone has suggested merging the culture and antiquities ministries in
Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/48...es-can-be-merge.aspx

… but archaeologists don’t like the idea:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/48...nistry,-Egypts-.aspx


A ‘mysterious’ 3200 years b.p. lion statue(s) from Karakiz (Turkey):

www.livescience.com/21838-ancient-lion-statutes-turkey.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48327084/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.yahoo.com/ancient-life-size-lion-st...tists-175738865.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-life-size-lion-st...tists-175738865.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/27/ancie...s-baffle-scientists/

Iron age ‘ritual platforms’ from North Khorasan (Iran):

www.presstv.ir/detail/252236.html

Pithoi full of burnt wheat found during excavations at Tel Hatzor
National Park:

www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=278651

… which in some accounts is being connected to Joshua:

www.timesofisrael.com/3000-year-old-whea...rchaeologist-claims/

Feature on Gath:

www.timesofisrael.com/biblical-archaeolo...ehind-the-headlines/


Nice feature on the Aleppo Codex:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/magazine/the-...o-codex-mystery.html


Somewhat vague item on excavation of underwater sites near Siraf:

en.trend.az/regions/iran/2049681.html

A while back we mentioned some group was calling for the destruction
of the pyramids … that was a hoax, apparently:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/world/middlee...e-proves-flimsy.html
frontpagemag.com/2012/raymond-ibrahim/hu...2%80%99s-pyramids/2/

Another one on the ongoing threat to Syrian antiquities:

www.france24.com/en/20120726-syria-smoki...eritage-sites-danger


This week’s developments at Temple Mount (different):

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/244306
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/245583


More on Crusader gold from Arsur:

www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=17005
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-07/afot-hoc072612.php
phys.org/news/2012-07-hoard-crusader-gold-uncovers-trove.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120726122129.htm
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Archaeologists have reconstructed/raised the roof at the House of the
Telephus relief:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/jul/23/h...elephus-relief-roman


Interesting course in Rome to learn Latin and Greek:

www.romereports.com/palio/learning-latin...me-english-7388.html

Posthumous honours for John Geyssen:

www.thedailyobserver.ca/2012/07/21/educa...es-posthumous-honour

Interpol thinks items stolen from Olympia last year might show up at the
Olympics:

sports.yahoo.com/news/olympics--interpol...museum-20120724.html

Earlier this week I collated a pile of news items on the Ancient
Olympics:

rogueclassicism.com/2012/07/27/ancient-olympics-compendium/

… to which can be added a couple of items from History Today:

www.historytoday.com/david-gribble/gold-...nze-ancient-olympics
www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/07/visito...ide-ancient-olympics


Boris Johnson recited Armand D’Angour’s ode:

www.scotsman.com/news/uk/new-ode-in-anci...k-for-2012-1-2428175
www.standard.co.uk/olympics/olympic-news...mmittee-7972527.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-greek...mpic-ode-120723.html
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigg...on-ancient-greek-ode
www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/120723_1.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/olympics/news/...n-ancient-Greek.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-18929408


… and here’s the text, if you want to try yourself:

www.ox.ac.uk/media/arts_at_oxford/120723.html

Latest journalist foray into Roman numerals:

www.livemint.com/2012/07/19200852/I-ask-for-nothing.html

A mini-feature on that head of Claudius found at Suffolk years ago:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/picture/...us-story-british-art

Police have recovered a Roman sarcophagus which was stolen some
20 years ago:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Outstan...+than+20+years/26947

Review of Michael Kellogg, *The Greek Search for Wisdom*:

galvestondailynews.com/story/330970

More coverage of the Silchester dig:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-in-iron-age-britain

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Some Upper Paleolithic ceramics from Croatia:

phys.org/news/2012-07-archaeologists-unc...hic-ceramic-art.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00487.html

Also from Croatia … a 6500 years b.p. hunting trophy:

www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/...d_in_eastern_Croatia

Pondering whether a tsunami hit the Kerry coastline in medieval times:

www.irishcentral.com/news/Kerry-island-s...times-163836556.html

A Celtic tomb from 500 B.C. which was raided by Himmler turns out to have
more in/near it:

www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/celtic-...nd-near-tomb-1163640

A medieval nit comb from Enniskillin:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-18998749

Not sure where to put this one … a ‘perplexing’ find at a nunnery/Roman
site in Alderney:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-19027764

Not sure what date these ‘early’ Christian tombs from Serbia are:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...covered_7245554.html


Some medieval banking records found hidden beneath some coats
of arms:

phys.org/news/2012-07-qm-historians-medi...-banking-hidden.html

Berlin has a 450 year old debt with another German town:

news.yahoo.com/cash-strapped-berlin-stal...-debt-122001949.html

Assorted items of interest in an online stained glass magazine called
Vidimus:

vidimus.org/issues/issue-62/feature/

Plans to restore Guernsey’s Brehon Tower:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-18968803

Some idiots graffitied Wolsey’s Gate in Ipswich:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-18987611

They’ve set up a statue of Alice Nutter:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-19028459

Latest guy up for exhumation: Garibaldi:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19006337

Review of Paul Murphy, *Shooting Victoria*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/books/review/...l-thomas-murphy.html

More on medieval lingerie:

www.historyextra.com/lingerie
www.timescolonist.com/life/fashion-beaut...s/6964051/story.html

More on European climate:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120709092606.htm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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All chickens seem to have their roots in Asia:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...south-east-Asia.html

A New York art dealer had a pile of purloined Indian (and other)
antiquities in his apartment:

www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/ar...1TWZ28mwC0p6X7zR9edI
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/26/in...t-stolen-from-india/
www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/arts/design/u...ine-collections.html

The UK is returning a pile of antiquities to Afghanistan:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/48884/massive-...urn-to-kabul-museum/

Not sure how old this one is (the date seems to change every day) … on the
threat
to antiquities in Pakistan:

www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...dhist-past-1.1346250

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Fossilized feces might give a clue about modern Native Americans’
susceptibility to type II diabetes:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-07/uocp-ffy072412.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120724104434.htm
news.yahoo.com/ancient-poop-gives-clues-...demic-113056682.html
sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2012/07/24/...43156987_723109.html

Possible Native American remains found during highway construction
in Wisconsin:

www.therepublic.com/view/story/0a50efc9e...tion-Ancient-Remains

An early courthouse being excavated in Stafford (Va):

www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologis...urthouse-3726934.php

Some pre-Penn timbers from Philadelphia:

articles.philly.com/2012-07-28/news/3290...timbers-trench-hertz

I think we mentioned this Coos Bay shipwreck (survivor) site last week:

www.statesmanjournal.com/viewart/2012072...k-excavated-Coos-Bay

… but I’m not sure whether we ever mentioned this feature on some
petroglyphs
near the Rio Grande:

discovermagazine.com/2012/may/11-decodin...rets-of-white-shaman

Big bucks for a Chief Joseph war shirt:

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/chief-joseph...500-auction-16833212

More on multiple migrations to North America:

phys.org/news/2012-07-mystery-native-americans.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A trio of 1000 year b.p. tombs from MonteAlban in Oaxaca:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56687

A new way of studying an Incan mummy revealsshe had a lung
infection at the time of death:

phys.org/news/2012-07-ancient-mummy-lung...tion-proteomics.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-07/plos-amh072312.php

They’re resuming the search for evidence of the real Captain Morgan:

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/26/500-y...real-captain-morgan/


On the dangers of digging in Mexico of late:

www.archaeology.org/1207/letter/mexico_c...e_casas_grandes.html

A metal library find from Ecuador … sounds a little too much
like some lead codices we’ve heard about in the past:

socyberty.com/activism/legendary-metal-l...yos-cave-in-ecuador/

Port Royal is getting heritage status:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18601357

They’ve reconstructed the face of Simon Bolivar:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18977143

More on the finds at El Zotz:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07...ces-science-houston/

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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Video news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews22jul12.mp3

Nice feature on LiDAR:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/r...eology-a-846793.html
freeinternetpress.com/story/Revolutioniz...tructures-35538.html

Folks might be interested in the Looted Heritage project:

electricarchaeology.ca/2012/06/08/mining...oted-heritage-draft/

Studying language evolution (sort of):

phys.org/news/2012-07-science-english-evolution.html

Rare Book School sounds interesting:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/books/rare-bo...ity-of-virginia.html

… see also:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/th...olars-secret-weapon/

This one’s being spun in various ways, but it’s actually about the
plausibility of an Irish epic:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120725090933.htm
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/ju...iction?newsfeed=true
www.stuff.co.nz/science/7346191/Deciphering-myths-into-legends
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/9423516/Beow...han-Shakespeare.html

cf:

rogueclassicism.com/2012/07/25/on-the-pl...and-social-networks/

‘Citizen Scientists’ are doing genetic stuff in Europe:

phys.org/news/2012-07-citizen-science-eu...enetic-heritage.html

On relations to Vlad the Impaler:

phys.org/news/2012-07-basarab-surname-vlad-impaler.html

A pile of manuscripts from the Bodleian are coming to New York:

www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/06/uk-ex...dUKBRE86510E20120706

Interesting method of recreating the world’s oldest record:

www.petapixel.com/2012/07/02/worlds-olde...-printed-photograph/

Feature on patois/patwah:

chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2012/07/24/patwah-patois/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Beit Guvrin Caves (Israel):

www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=279038
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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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 edition of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n31.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n32.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Antico:

www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/jul/2...-recasting-ancients/

Pure Gold:

www.timesofisrael.com/a-bible-lands-muse...bit-thats-pure-gold/

A Taste for Impressionism:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/21/arts/21iht-melikian21.html

Ladies of the Trianon:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/a-...adies-of-versailles/

Michael Brand on why he was ousted:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ex-dire...-he-was-ousted/26926

The Louvre’s Islamic galleries will be opening in September:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/lo...o-open-in-september/

Feature on the Russia Bible Museum:

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/l...0723,0,7968987.story
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Tartufe:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/nyregion/a-re...untry-playhouse.html

Richard III:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/29/nyregion/murd...-by-shakespeare.html

Fen Yi Ting:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/28/arts/music/fe...center-festival.html

I Briganti:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/arts/25iht-loomis25.html?ref=arts

A Doll’s House (and Ten Billion):

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/25/arts/25iht-lon25.html

I Caupuleti e i Montecchi:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/23/arts/music/i-...-music-festival.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Lou Bolchazy:

www.meaningfulfunerals.net/fh/obituaries...=1545080&fh_id=13417

Herbert Vogel:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/24/arts/design/h...ctor-dies-at-89.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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More on that ‘sister species’:

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3427...can_cousin_to_humans
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AFRICA
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Modern culture emerged in Africa some 20 000 years earlier than previously
thought:

www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/...0730,0,4412702.story
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19069560
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/07/120730155047.htm
phys.org/news/2012-07-onset-date-south-africa-stone.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56821
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/world/south-af...d134gw-1226439306287
news.yahoo.com/researchers-modern-cultur...start-171918659.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...s-of-modern-culture/

… and the Onion’s spin:

www.theonion.com/articles/human-culture-...-than-thought,29024/

Interesting finds from a mass grave site in Malindi:

www.the-star.co.ke/local/coast/88081-mal...make-new-discoveries

Plans for the Oranjemund shipwreck:

allafrica.com/stories/201208040080.html

On the threat to African artifacts:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/arts/design/a...n-djenne-djenno.html


More on the return of some purloined Nigerian artifacts:

www.livescience.com/21891-nigeria-nok-statues-smuggled.html

… and a followup item:

leadership.ng/nga/articles/31738/2012/08...fficking_others.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some mummies from the British Museum are the latest to get the CT scan
treatment:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...-of-the-mummies.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...cient-Egyptians.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-British-Museum.html

They’ve opened up some more tombs in Egypt to get more tourist interest:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...gJQAsK8fHX_print.htm


Some Egyptian artifacts were recoveredat the international bridge in Laredo
(!):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56790
www.valleycentral.com/news/story.aspx?id=782264#.UB5ZqKDJ2So
www.pro8news.com/news/local/Egyptian-Art...ridge-164332276.html


As might be expected after years of reading this sort of thing, there is
much
hype attending a seal depicting (maybe) Samson:

news.discovery.com/history/seal-may-give...n-legend-120803.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...dence-of-Samson.html


Interesting claim of an unsubstantiated find of victims of the destruction
of
Jerusalem in 70 A.D./C.E. (the second one provides additional detail):

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5216
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5278
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158417

Latest from the Tel Azekeh dig:

azekah.wordpress.com/

… see also:



A Neolithic mass grave site in Turkey is being hyped as evidence for early
humans
having a “feminine” (or compassionate) side:

phys.org/news/2012-07-stone-age-feminine-side.html

The folks working on the Tayinat Archaeological Project uncovered a massive
statue of Suppiluliuma:

phys.org/news/2012-07-archeologists-unea...human-sculpture.html
media.utoronto.ca/media-releases/environ...sculpture-in-turkey/
news.discovery.com/history/royal-statue-hittite-120731.html
www.slate.com/blogs/trending/2012/07/31/...ck_to_1000_b_c_.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2012/0730/Colo...-unearthed-in-Turkey
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/07/31/giant_s..._by_assyrians_found/

Feature on Canadian involvement at Tel es Safi:

www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2012/07/29/f...cities-canadian.html

… and here’s the latest from the dig blog:

gath.wordpress.com/

Not quite sure where to put this one on medieval Jewish scribes in various
parts of the world:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=279843

Latest strategy to preserve Egyptian heritage:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/49...-heritage-Retur.aspx

This week’s installment of Temple Mount:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158387

More on that Egyptian funerary boat find:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1109/he1.htm
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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The Colosseum is getting a facelift, we are told (again):

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/31/rom...losseum-25m-facelift
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19064763
www.scotsman.com/news/international/colo...-6m-revamp-1-2443054
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...t-gets-go-ahead.html

Remains of a Roman road near a pub in Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/local/984503..._the_Stockwell_Arms/

Fires threatened the Golyamata Kosmatka mound site in Bulgaria:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=141982

Searching for the Gigli helmet:

www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/9853339...Greek_helmet_puzzle/

Remains of a ‘luxury villa’ from Kourion:

www.cyprus-mail.com/kourion/ancient-luxu...und-kourion/20120802
www.incyprus.com.cy/en-gb/Blogs/4324/292...rium-dig-is-finished

Pondering the future of Alderney Roman Fort:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-19067007

A Greek inscription from Plovdiv:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n284464

Greek, Roman, and Celtic artifacts found during Romanian highway
construction:

www.romania-insider.com/archeologists-un...anian-highway/62275/

The Getty has a ‘Lion Attacking a Horse’:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100008723963904...561023846396232.html

Building a hotel around a Hellenistic mosaic in Turkey:

worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/03/1...aeology-site-or-both

On the Ancient Greeks/Modern Lives program:

www.thebayonet.com/2012/08/01/338852/tou...ical-literature.html

Boris Johnson reciting the Olympian Ode (full version):

rogueclassicism.com/2012/08/03/boris-joh...ngours-olympian-ode/

More Silchester coverage:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/jul/31/silche...-britain?INTCMP=SRCH

Review of Anne Carson, “Antigonick” (warning: beyond turgid prose):

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1093904.ece

More on Rome’s leaning Colosseum (did I mention this?):

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ower-than-other.html
www.heraldsun.com.au/ipad/leaning-coloss...bzs1v0-1226439245363
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jul/30/col...ials-say?INTCMP=SRCH
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/italian-g...alLinksEnabled=false
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre86s0lo-us-italy-colosseum/
www.reuters.com/article/2012/07/29/us-it...dUSBRE86S0LO20120729

More on that recovered Roman sarcophagus:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-sarcopha...=26682&NewsCatID=375

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A dig at a Neolithic site on the Isle of Eday (Orkney) has a very detailed
dig diary under way as well:

sites.google.com/site/bevarsweb/dig-diary-1

Studying ancient evidence of earthquakes in Aquila:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120803131932.htm
phys.org/news/2012-08-ancient-italian-ea...kes-aquila-area.html

Medieval business wasn’t so greedy:

news.stanford.edu/news/2012/august/greed...dle-ages-080212.html

Feature on some Renaissance villas:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2181957...e-lie-abandoned.html

A 300 years b.p. skull from a shipwreck off Sweden:

www.thelocal.se/42190/20120723/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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We’re starting to hear from museums who purchased items from that
dealer busted a week or so ago:

www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/nga-admits...frg8n6-1226442632719
www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-des...-20120803-23lii.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Interesting feature on that iron ax found at the Mantle site:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...ter-of-disaster.html

… see also:

ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/07/tr...historic-period.html

They’re digging at Pike’s Cantonment:

pressrepublican.com/0100_news/x614300479...-at-Pikes-Cantonment

On St Augustine’s Lighthouse Archaeology program:

jacksonville.com/entertainment/2012-08-0...house-archaeological

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of chocolate use 2500 years b.p. from the Yucatan peninsula:

www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/foodand...r-old-chocolate.html
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/16-a...2500-anos-en-yucatan
www.latimes.com/news/science/sciencenow/...%2C0%2C5012936.story
www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_america...JQAWME0SX_story.html
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_MEXIC...OME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT

Tomb of a Maya prince from Uxul:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56841
phys.org/news/2012-07-tomb-maya-prince-mexico.html
www.sciencecodex.com/archaeologists_from..._a_maya_prince-95722

Nice feature/slideshow on women/children burial from Tepanec:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/07...mexico-city-science/

Reconstructing Simon Bolivar’s visage:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-18977143

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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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews29jul12.mp3

On the use of SUAV (aerial drones) in archaeology:

news.vanderbilt.edu/2012/08/archaeological-mapping/
www.spacedaily.com/reports/Test_flight_o...cal_mapping_999.html
phys.org/news/2012-08-flight-peru-revolu...-archaeological.html

… and how radioactivity is useful:

blog.oup.com/2012/07/radioactivity-science-vsi-tuniz/

The Bodleian has a project/appeal to get Shakespeare’s First Folio
collectively online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-19076860
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/aug/02/b...e-first-folio-online

Honoring Flinders Petrie:

www.timesofisrael.com/in-jerusalem-a-cro...ant-flinders-petrie/

Someone’s going to sail a Phoenician ship replica across the Atlantic:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...across-Atlantic.html

An interesting etymology piece (potentially offensive):

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/07/30/the-wo...ology_n_1721585.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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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/club_nbs_esylum_v15n32.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n33.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Antico:

www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2012/jul/2...-recasting-ancients/

Folk Art in Four Directions:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/arts/design/c...-street-seaport.html

Century of the Child:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/27/arts/design/r...moma.html?ref=design


The Paley collection is on its way to San Francisco:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/02/pa...ms-in-san-francisco/

Feature on the Buffalo Bill Museum in Wyoming:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/04/arts/design/b...seum-in-wyoming.html

The Sharing Treasures project:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-19051810


Review of a couple of exhibitions (Messerschmidt and Klimt) at the Getty:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...0804,0,7334040.story
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Timon of Athens/Richard III:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/arts/01iht-lon01.html

Maometto II:

www.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/arts/music/a-...s-time.html?ref=arts

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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James Mellaart:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/9450610/James-Mellaart.html
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/catalhoyuk-sit...=26946&NewsCatID=375
www.timeturk.com/tr/2012/08/01/anadolu-asigi-mellaart-oldu.html


John Keegan:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...c4375504a_story.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/books/sir-joh...-war-dies-at-78.html
online.wsj.com/article/SB100008723963904...565612993526428.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/cult...Sir-John-Keegan.html

Brian Dobson:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9856129.H...expert_dies_aged_80/

Gene Smith:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/books/gene-sm...ders-dies-at-83.html

Gore Vidal:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/books/gore-vi...iter-dies-at-86.html
www.thestar.com/entertainment/article/12...thor-playwright-dies
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2012/au...-origins-of-cold-war

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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Possible new species named homo rudolfensis:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19184370
www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/science/new-f...man-family-tree.html
blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...rly-human-diversity/
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/o-humanit...ic-article-1.1133030
news.nationalpost.com/2012/08/09/researc...om-fossils-in-kenya/
phys.org/news/2012-08-kenyan-fossils-early-human-evolution.html

… and I think this is talking about the same thing:

www.npr.org/2012/08/09/158501282/paleont...le-pre-human-fossils

On meat eating and the development of brain capacity:

mg.co.za/article/2012-08-09-taste-for-me...ted-ancestors-brains
blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...an-hominin-died-out/

On walking upright:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...-of-walking-upright/

Now a volcano is being blamed (partially) for Neanderthals’ demise:

phys.org/news/2012-08-invisible-volcanic...ues-neanderthal.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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*editor’s note: Ha’aretz recently went to a payfer model wherein if you
are registered, you get ten free articles a month; as might be imagined,
I go through that in about a day, so much of what I include from Ha’aretz
I know only because of the headline. I am trying to find alternate sources
for the same story, but it isn’t always possible*

Some anomalies in Upper Egypt spotted on Google Earth might be a
pyramid complex of some sort:

news.discovery.com/history/lost-egyptian...ids-found-120810.htm
english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/08/12/231774.html

Feature on the Beni Hassan tombs project:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/46...s-sites-starts-.aspx


A number of severed hands have been found during excavations at Avaris:

www.livescience.com/22267-severed-hands-...nt-egypt-palace.html

Some Neolithic phallus thingies from Sha’ar HaGolan are now being
identified as ‘early matches’:

www.livescience.com/22267-severed-hands-...nt-egypt-palace.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19168047
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/ritua...lus.premium-1.456922
phys.org/news/2012-08-neolithic-tools-clues-climate.html

cf (the actual article):

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0042213


Also on the Neolithic front, the transition from hunting to agricultural
societies
parallels the development of woodworking tools:

www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=17065
phys.org/news/2012-08-neolithic-lumberjack.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/plos-ntp080612.php

cf (the actual article):

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0042442

A 3rd century C.E./A.D. image (relief) of a man from Susita:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158683

A Byzantine olive press from Hod HaSharon:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158681
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/not-j...ron.premium-1.456678



Feature on Domus Tepe:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-neolithic-near-east

Latest from Tell es-Gafi:

gath.wordpress.com/2012/08/10/great-arti...aretz-about-the-dig/

cf:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/looking-fo...-in.premium-1.457254

Feature on what is being identified as the site of ancient Hiri:

www.startribune.com/world/165050496.html...epage=1&c=y#continue


Some early photos of the Kotel are now online:

www.israeldailypicture.com/2012/08/the-k...-with-advent-of.html

An article on the mosaics (and other things) from Huqoq:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/fle368009.shtml


As might have been feared, sites in Syria are being damaged … e.g., the
citadel of Aleppo:

www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/20...n.ashx#axzz23BbEcFXx

… in a similar vein:

www.independent.co.uk/opinion/commentato...verised-8007768.html
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...ead-cities-1.1359522


An Israeli scholar has spent three decades coming up with the definitive
version of the Bible:

news.yahoo.com/israeli-scholar-completes...bible-063009279.html

… and, of course, the Temple Mount saga continues:

www.timesofisrael.com/timber-israel-blam...ees-on-temple-mount/

More on that statue of Suppiluliuma:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/07/science/3000-...-age-creativity.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of a Roman shipwreck near Genoa with some intact
amphorae:

news.discovery.com/history/roman-shipwre...od-italy-120808.html
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/intact-ro...ly-article-1.1134109
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ved-FOOD-intact.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19169983
www.batangastoday.com/2000-year-old-ship...-divers-video/24159/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19153732
cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/08/1...aden-with-cargo?lite
www.theage.com.au/world/sea-gives-up-a-p...-20120807-23sdr.html

… and another Roman shipwreck from Antibes:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ient-port-of-antibes

A 4th century B.C. tomb from Paestum:

www.stiletv.it/index.php/news/8266/Paest...SCLUSIVA%29(Italian)


They’ve located some of Vindolanda’s piping system:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-19164918

Finds from various periods at Yersonisos:

www.cyprus-mail.com/features/people-frie...archaeology/20120812
www.cyprus-mail.com/yeronisos/ancient-am...d-yeronisos/20120809


Plans to excavate another Thracian tumulus in Bulgaria:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n285021

Latest on the search for Cleopatra’s tomb:

www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2012/8...ect-seeks-Cleopatras

Josiah Ober on the Ancient Greek economy:

www.econtalk.org/archives/2012/08/ober_on_the_anc.html

The Acropolis Museum is looking at colorization of ancient statuary:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/49742/coloured...f-archaic-sculpture/


Hopes/plans to keep the Evesham Hoard in the county it was found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-19151489
www.droitwichadvertiser.co.uk/news/local...hoard_in_the_county/

There has been a wave of ‘ancient Olympics’ posts this week; I’ve gathered
them
together here:

rogueclassicism.com/2012/08/10/catching-...he-ancient-olympics/

… to which may be added:

www.history.com/news/5-myths-about-the-ancient-olympics


There’s a major fire burning near Mt Athos:

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationwor...ugreecewildfire.html

Latest on plans to repair the Colosseum:

www.france24.com/en/20120730-italys-lean...ew-delay-restoration
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/o...te-december-16894677

Reviews of Anthony Everitt, *Rise of Rome*:

www.wbur.org/npr/157668413/a-story-of-an...-in-the-rise-of-rome
www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2012/0...s_the_rise_of_r.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Some early Christian graves near Maryport Roman Fort:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-19097827

Did a distant volcano lead to thousands of deaths in medieval London?:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/05/mediev...saster-london-graves
blogs.discovermagazine.com/80beats/2012/...y-a-distant-volcano/

A medieval silver hoard from Gotland:

www.thelocal.se/42422/20120804/

Remains of a medieval Jewish ‘toilet’ from Cologne:

www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-worl...gne.premium-1.456380

Searching for a 12th century gatehouse in Warwick:

www.warwickcourier.co.uk/news/local/hunt...-gatehouse-1-4146501

Remains of Anglo Saxon (?) warriors found during a Salisbury plain dig:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/06/soldie...iscovery-afghanistan
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-19147035

Sixteenth-century houses found after a fire in Cowgate:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-19170017

Not sure if we mentioned this Northumberland mill dig (which began last
year):

www.journallive.co.uk/north-east-news/to...thed-61634-31600712/

Plenty of Italian castles are for sale:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100008723963904...573432043902926.html

Semi touristy feature on what lies beneath Paris:

www.cnn.com/2012/08/02/world/europe/wus-...catacombs/index.html

More on Italian earthquake data:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120803131932.htm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A section of the Great Wall of China collapsed:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...-wall-collapses.html
rt.com/art-and-culture/news/great-wall-china-collapse-355/

Brief item on twelve sites found in South China Sea:

zeenews.india.com/news/world/cultural-re...hina-sea_790450.html

A possible pirate ship find in Tongan waters:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/austr...e-treasure-ship.html
www.news.com.au/news/tong-shipwreck-may-...elnuip-1226447132516


I thought we’d mentioned the return of Afghan artifacts by Britain already:

www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16147041,00.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/05/art...turned-afghan-museum
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...res-repatriated.html
www.timesonline.com/news/world/asia/brit...94-9a88678d4e38.html
www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/08/05/af...istan-artifacts.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19116195


East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Traces of the ‘black drink’ which fueled some rituals in the 17th century
American
southeast:

news.discovery.com/history/vomit-drink-b....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.livescience.com/22136-caffeinated-bl...rink-first-city.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/uoia-rfe080112.php
phys.org/news/2012-08-black-scientists-e...ual-caffeinated.html
www.wired.com/wiredscience/2012/08/early...ican-caffeine-trade/


Remains of a Civil War encampment at the College of William and Mary:

www.startribune.com/nation/165737036.html

Excavating a 19th century community hospital site in Virginia City:

www.10tv.com/content/stories/apexchange/...y-virginia-city.html

On why yellow fever had a “green bias” in the mid-19th century US:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120806131256.htm

Evidence of an early fur trading post near Edmonton:

www.edmontonjournal.com/technology/Footp...s/7060600/story.html


Feature on a Utah collector of Native American artifacts:

www.standard.net/stories/2012/08/05/top-...e-american-artifacts

Assorted finds from a dig in Boise:

www.boiseweekly.com/Cobweb/archives/2012...k-archaeological-dig

On the origins of Mormonism:

www.newyorker.com/arts/critics/atlarge/2...3crat_atlarge_gopnik

A grant to study sites along the Potomac:

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2012/...logical-sites-127981

A 400 year old treaty dispute:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/08/..._a_legendary_ir.html

They’ve identified a shipwreck off Cape Henlopen:

phys.org/news/2012-08-shipwreck-mystery.html

The Florida Museum of Natural History’s online ceramics database might be of
use to some of our readers:

www.flmnh.ufl.edu/histarch/gallery_types/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A very interesting Aztec female burial from the Templo Mayor:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/aug/08/mex...iscover-aztec-burial
www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Mexico-fi...c-burial-3770075.php
phys.org/news/2012-08-mexico-hundreds-bones-aztec-burial.html
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...tos-de-arbol-sagrado
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=56959#.UCer2aDJ2So

The Maya domesticated turkeys:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120809090706.htm
www.livescience.com/22222-ancient-mayans...ticated-turkeys.html
phys.org/news/2012-08-earliest-mexican-t...ys-ancient-maya.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/uof-urd080812.php

An antiquities bust in Mexico:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/08/0...d-in-western-mexico/

Plans to search for ‘the treasure of Lima’:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...d-their-plunder.html


More on using drones to map Peruvian sites:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19111257
phys.org/news/2012-08-drone-ancient-peru.html

More on Mayan chocolate use:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...e-food.html?ITO=1490
phys.org/news/2012-08-experts-mayas-chocolate-spice.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews5aug12.mp3

Although Ontario-specific, this 3d digitizing of artifacts project seems
like
it will be used elsewhere, if it isn’t already:

phys.org/news/2012-08-future-students-di...gical-artifacts.html

Wordsworth as ‘management guru’:

www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/08/09/b...hem-about-wordsworth

Medieval clerics apparently didn’t like the celibacy thing:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120806085143.htm


Fundraising kept a Manet in the UK:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/aug/08/a...t-mademoiselle-claus
www.cbc.ca/news/arts/story/2012/08/08/manet-britain.html

A possible DaVinci from a Scottish farmhouse (hmmmm):

news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/possible-d...could-183847385.html

… and an interesting feature on arguing about authenticity in the courtroom:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/arts/design/w...w-vs-the-market.html

Duke University has acquired Joshua Herschel’s papers:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/du...raham-joshua-heschel


BYU’s multi spectral imaging project:

lib.byu.edu/sites/scholarsarchive/colleg...ral-imaging-project/

Crossing bison and cattle didn’t have the anticipated effects:

phys.org/news/2012-08-reveals-impact-his...domestic-cattle.html

A genetic map of how North African jews fit into the picture:

www.jpost.com/Health/Article.aspx?id=280344
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8751ei-us-genetics-jews/

Evidence of a cold spell some 3000 years before the ‘Little Ice Age’:

phys.org/news/2012-08-cold-europe-years-ice-age.html

Not quite sure where to put this ‘chinese bear paw’ piece:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/dining/the-fr...chinese-cooking.html

The Huntington Free Library is trying to figure out what to do:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/08/nyregion/priv...-relevant-again.html

… and a different sort of DNA thing (interesting story):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-19012179

Reviewish of several books on the depiction of (African) slaves in history:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/arts/design/e...tions-of-slaves.html

Review of Craig Brown, *Hello, Goodbye, Hello”:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/books/hello-g...-by-craig-brown.html

More on medieval attitudes toward greed:

phys.org/news/2012-08-greed-middle-ages.html


Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Santorini:

www.rrstar.com/updates/x1568953258/Laura...ces-ancient-citizens
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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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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Big bucks for an 1873 US dime:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...for-1.6-million.html
www.timesunion.com/news/article/1873-dim...-million-3777692.php

Latest issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n33.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n34.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Folk Art in Four Directions:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/arts/design/c...-street-seaport.html

Joan Miro:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/03/arts/design/j...ational-gallery.html

Willem van Aelst:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/arts/design/w...ational-gallery.html

Feature on Nicosia’s Leventis Museum:

www.cyprus-mail.com/loukia-loizou-hadjig...asure-trove/20120810

Feature on the ‘Adoration of the Magi’ at the Museum of Biblical Art:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/10/arts/design/t...of-biblical-art.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/08/06/theater/r...y-alloy-theater.html

Love’s Labour’s Lost:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/08/01/theater/r...est.html?ref=theater

Tempest:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/07/31/theater/r...espeare-company.html

York Mystery Plays:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19180093

Coriolanus:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/theater/r...he-park-ing-lot.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Gene Smith:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/books/gene-sm...ders-dies-at-83.html

Roy Bryce Laporte:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/09/nyregion/roy-...yale-dies-at-78.html

Lou Bolchazy:

camwsnecrologies.blogspot.com/2012/08/la...chazy-1937-2012.html

John Keegan:

www.npr.org/2012/08/07/158367338/fresh-a...istorian-john-keegan

Jacques DesAutels:

cac-scec.ca/ccb/ccb18/ccb18_11.1.html

Amos Hakham:

www.timesofisrael.com/prime-minister-exp...scholar-amos-hakham/
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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This week we’re told that most Neanderthals were right-handed:

phys.org/news/2012-08-neandertal-right-h...nguage-capacity.html

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48781052/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-research-finds.html

Feature on five accidental hominid discoveries:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...-fossil-discoveries/

There’s a special edition of the Journal of Human Evolution available:

phys.org/news/2012-08-dawn-humanity-illu...special-journal.html

More coverage of the non-interbreeding thing:

news.discovery.com/human/neanderthals-hu...terbreed-120816.html
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AFRICA
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Latest coverage of sectarian destruction of monuments in Libya:

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2...tory_26-8-2012_pg4_1
www.abc.es/fotos-internacional/20120826/...l-1503264181255.html
www.libya-index.com/news/islamists-destr...d-library-in-zlitan/

Another OpEd seeking the return of Nigerian antiquities:

allafrica.com/stories/201208260083.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Mummies in Australia get the CT scan treatment:

phys.org/news/2012-08-mummy-mysteries-unraveled-high-tech.html

Suggestion that a seal found in the City of David shoulbe be read
‘the other way’:

www.jpost.com/israel/article.aspx?id=90998

A couple of videos about the Israel State archives … commentary is in
Hebrew, but it’s interesting to see all the items behind the scenes:




Basic feature on the pyramids and sphinx:

www.livescience.com/22621-pyramids-giza-sphinx.html

Feature on Marcella Frangipane’s work at Aslantepe:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/dedicating-a-l...=28104&NewsCatID=375


A research project looking to bring together a pile of Nubian bones from
excavating prior to WWI:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ife-for-nubian-bones

Items from Tel Qashish are going on display:

www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=281866
www.nmm.org.il/Museum/Templates/showpage...=1&TMID=846&FID=1364

cf:
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1706&module_id=#as

That Northampton museum which discovered it had a valuable Egyptian statue
might sell it:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-19311048

Feature on colours in Egyptian art:

www.touregypt.net/featurestories/colorcode.htm

We’re still hearing rumblings about a proposal to turn Hagia Sophia back
into a mosque:

www.asianews.it/news-en/Bartholomew-I:-D...-a-mosque-25568.html


More on the threat to antiquities in Syria (different sources):

online.wsj.com/article/SB100008723963904...l?mod=googlenews_wsj
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/wars-destroy-t...=27697&NewsCatID=375

Review of Joyce Tyldesley, *Tutankhamun’s Curse*:


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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A recently-translated POxy is a poem about the deification of Poppaea:

www.livescience.com/22650-ancient-poem-p...es-nero-poppaea.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/48771790/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/08/25/ancie...raises-emperor-nero/

There was much excitement over the discovery of a bronze lion head in
the waters off Calabria:

www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/9231/...ded-bronze-lion.html
www.france24.com/en/20120821-ancient-bro...mour-found-off-italy
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...8dd39955badeb004.dc1
www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...ze-lion_7363198.html

Hellenistic hairpins from Canakkale:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/excavation-rev...=28106&NewsCatID=375

A Caligula aureus was found in the water near Cyprus:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/08/21/emperor-...erwater-near-cyprus/

‘Solving’ an ancient ‘cold case’ at Knidos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-cold-c....UDSxDny06xs.twitter

A Roman dig near Gainsborough:

www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Expert-sear...46-detail/story.html

More Roman finds from Devon:

phys.org/news/2012-08-archaeological-devon-unearths-roman.html


Assorted Vesuvius/Pompeii coverage to mark the eruption:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/history-of-...-rumbling-mountains/


… of special note, Pliny the Elder was tweeting the event:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.foxnews.com/tech/2012/08/24/pliny-el...ruption-mt-vesuvius/

Remains of a pre-Roman/Roman-influenced village at Ipplepen:

www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Village-pre-d...09-detail/story.html


The Maryport dig will continue for another three years at least:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/three-...23?referrerPath=news

Someone’s found Gibbon’s earliest use of irony:

phys.org/news/2012-08-gibbon-earliest-ir...aled-manuscript.html


This one is kind of confusing to follow … first we heard that Greece and the
British Museum were talking about the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles:

www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_det...=23798&icid=4&d_str=
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2012/Au...museum-director.ashx
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...12c2a959ae285e36.ba1

… and supposedly there was a loan afoot:

www.agi.it/english-version/world/elenco-...in_marbles_to_greece


… then the BM was denying plans to lend them to Greece:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...9d0cd4c30751455a.131
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-n...3dxix6-1226457803033
www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_25/08/2012_458261
mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?shva=1#label/%...ics/1395ef9a78dca4ba

Overviewish, somewhat touristy thing on Messene:

www.athensnews.gr/issue/13509/57725

Reviewish of David Gwynn, *The Roman Republic*:

blog.oup.com/2012/08/roman-republic-gwynn-vsi/

More on the unrolling and translating of that curse tablet from Kent:

news.discovery.com/history/curse-ancient...d-scroll-120821.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ad-dozen-people.html


Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Plans to dig up a parking lot to find Richard III’s remains:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-19361350
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9497194/Rich...-remains-begins.html
news.discovery.com/history/king-richard-....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-richard-iii-dig-032624776.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/uol-hsf082312.php
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/24/r...emains-leicester-dig

A Bronze Age pottery sherd from Scilly may be the UK’s earliest depiction of
a boat:

www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20her...rchaeology/art397577


A metal detectorist has found a big stash of 3000 years b.p. weaponry in
Nottinghamshire:

www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Mr-Treasure-f...79-detail/story.html

Looking for remains of a Synagogue in Ukraine:

www.day.kiev.ua/233801

More on Scots DNA:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/15/scotland-dna-study-project


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plans to dig up a parking lot to find Richard III’s remains:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-19361350
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9497194/Rich...-remains-begins.html
news.discovery.com/history/king-richard-....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
uk.news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-richard-iii-dig-032624776.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/uol-hsf082312.php
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/24/r...emains-leicester-dig

A Bronze Age pottery sherd from Scilly may be the UK’s earliest depiction of
a boat:

www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20her...rchaeology/art397577

A metal detectorist has found a big stash of 3000 years b.p. weaponry in
Nottinghamshire:

www.thisisnottingham.co.uk/Mr-Treasure-f...79-detail/story.html

Looking for remains of a Synagogue in Ukraine:

www.day.kiev.ua/233801

More on Scots DNA:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/aug/15/scotland-dna-study-project

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Canada is extending the search for the Franklin expeidition remains:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre87m12j-us-expedition/

Mapping Charleston Harbor:

www.newswise.com/articles/view/592914/?s...se%3A+Latest+News%29

OpEddish thing on Mormon priesthoods:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/19/opinion/sunda...mon-church.html?_r=1

Searching for a colonial-era black school in Virginia:

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/...0819,0,2903235.story

The USS Constitution is sailing again:

www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/08/19/USS-C.../UPI-94481345418483/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Fifteen Huastec burials from Queretaro:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57311#.UDmjyUKI3u1

Overviewish thing on various digs in and around Copan:

www.ticotimes.net/Region/Archaeologists-...riday-August-24-2012

Google Streetview comes to assorted Mexican sites:

cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/08/17/1...t-mexican-ruins?lite

Mayan razing of forests made droughts worse, apparently:

phys.org/news/2012-08-multiple-factors-c...se-depopulation.html
phys.org/news/2012-08-forest-razing-ancient-maya-worsened.html

On that Mayan War Vase recently-acquired by the CMA:

lootingmatters.blogspot.ca/2012/08/the-m...-mayan-war-vase.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews19aug12.mp3

UNESCO has launched a Heritage of Astronomy web portal:

www2.astronomicalheritage.net/

Turkey has been identified as the home of Indo-European languages:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19368988
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120823175406.htm
mobile.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/science/in...nalysis-suggests.xml
www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/24/s...ce/0824-origins.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/turkey-birthplace-hind...study-172221442.html
phys.org/news/2012-08-turkey-birthplace-hindi-english.html
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...971dee30a_story.html
www.sciencemag.org/content/337/6097/957
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...y-experts-claim.html


Another case of iPads being used in archaeology:

news.liv.ac.uk/2012/08/16/archaeology-tr...for-fieldwork-study/

Suggestion that there are two self-portraits in Leonardo’s Last Supper:

news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/last-suppe...vinci-201400070.html


APOD of a Perseid above Albrechtberg Castle:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap120825.html

Reissuing a 16th century woman’s siddur:

www.jta.org/news/article/2012/08/24/3105...r-reissued-in-hebrew

In case you haven’t seen this botched restoration of a portrait of Jesus:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/nationa...co-shocks-spain.html

The Dorak Treasure hoax (this could be in the ANE section, perhaps):

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1208/S00131/de...ak-treasure-hoax.htm

A Picasso doesn’t get its travel papers:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/br...raveling/?ref=design

Interesting sand castle competition:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/design/c...ists.html?ref=design

More on Amelia Earhart:

m.gizmodo.com/5936462/a-search-team-migh...rhart-after-75-years

Review of Alexandra Popoff, *The Wives*;

www.tnr.com/book/review/the-wives-bhind-...nts-alexandra-popoff

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Israel’s Kfar Kedem biblical park recently outfitted its donkeys with wifi:

phys.org/news/2012-08-israeli-biblical-o...s-donkeys-wi-fi.html

Dupnisa Cave:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/old-cave-ready...=28343&NewsCatID=379

Ephesus:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ephesus-ancien...=28358&NewsCatID=375
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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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 issue of the e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n35.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n36.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Alexander the Great:

au.greekreporter.com/2012/08/20/alexande...res-comes-to-sydney/

Chinese Gardens:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/17/arts/design/c...-art.html?ref=design


Feature on the Aydin Archaeological Museum:

www.sfgate.com/travel/article/New-Turkis...00-items-3814006.php
www.turizmtatilseyahat.com/en/archeology...ors-for-eid-4840.htm

The Louvre is going to exhibit that bronze head of Seuthes III:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-08-25&article=39888
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Rape of Lucrece:

www.thestage.co.uk/reviews/review.php/37148/the-rape-of-lucrece

Antigone Unearthed:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/ne...-unearthed/?ref=arts

Rossini Operas:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/arts/18iht-loomis18.html?ref=arts

Stelladaura Vindicante:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/15/arts/15iht-loomis15.html?ref=arts

Henry VIII:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/21/arts/music/le...tival.html?ref=music

Mostly Mozart:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/20/arts/music/mo...uctor.html?ref=music

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Daryl Hine:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/25/arts/daryl-hi...ator-dies-at-76.html

Harry Harrison:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/18/books/harry-h...tion-dies-at-87.html
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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What we’re learning from Denisovan DNA:

phys.org/news/2012-09-human-evolution-multi-colored.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19423147
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-08/aaft-sst082412.php
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...n-modern-humans.html
www.businessweek.com/news/2012-08-30/anc...nates-rise-of-brains
www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/08/31/sci-denisovan.html
www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2012/august/...rbreeding113697.html
www.abc2news.com/dpp/news/science_tech/h...to-yet-another-group
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...c842a6d89_story.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/aug/30/s...science&type=article
www.npr.org/2012/08/30/160302659/pinky-d...about-ancient-humans

On Neanderthal right-handedness and capacity for language:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827160825.htm

On cannibalism among early hominids:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...territorial-defense/
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AFRICA
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Floods in Dakar have exposed artifacts dating somewhere between
2000 and 7000 B.C.:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19474531

Latest on efforts to recover Nigerian antiquities:

allafrica.com/stories/201208280522.html

Sufi shrines in Libya are the latest to be attacked:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-19380083

A response thereto:

allafrica.com/stories/201208270986.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A New Kingdom era stele find from northern Cairo:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/51...-offerings-to-a.aspx

An 8th century B.C./B.C.E inscription from Ziyarettepe possibly is evidence
of a hitherto
unknown language:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mysterious-tab...pageID=238&nID=28636

Some pre-pottery Neolithic B figures from Tell Motza:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...otza_29-Aug-2012.htm
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/248628
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-29/stone-...tside-jerusalem.html
cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/01/1...found-in-israel?lite
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57505517/95...nes-found-in-israel/
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/i...age-figures-17105083
news.discovery.com/history/two-stone-age-statuettes-120830.html
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/nationwor...raelarchaeology.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57417
phys.org/news/2012-08-israeli-archeologists-rare-stone-age.html
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5604


Interesting study of obsidian tools from Tell Mozan:

www.shef.ac.uk/news/nr/syrian-obsidian-d...ern-studies-1.205697
phys.org/news/2012-09-obsidian-discovery...year-old-syrian.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120904135334.htm

Plenty of coverage of the find of a First Temple era water reservoir in
Jerusalem:

news.yahoo.com/first-temple-era-reservoi...salem-123218560.html
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5725
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4278061,00.html
www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=284115
www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=284049
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/159696

www.haaretz.com/news/national/israeli-ar...lem.premium-1.463226

… some video of the site (Hebrew commentary):



Highway construction near Beersheba revealed the remains of a 1500 years
b.p.
Jewish town:

www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-une...-in-southern-israel/
www.jewishpress.com/blogs/muqata/1500-ye...scovered/2012/09/03/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/159539
www.haaretz.com/byzantine-era-ritual-bat...e-6.premium-1.462429

The Ophel Excavation website:

www.keytodavidscity.com/

… and a video of this year’s work:

!

Latest theory on the death of Tutankhamun:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21528812....h-of-monotheism.html

Plans to celebrate the centennial of the discovery of the bust of Nefertiti:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/51403.aspx

cf:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/51...bust-of-Neferti.aspx

Feature on the Nahal Me'arot/Wadi el-Mughara caves, which are now a UNESCO
World Heritage Site:

www.haaretz.com/news/features/in-the-hil...iew.premium-1.460491

… while Yemen is seeking the status for Zabid:

al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/featur...012/08/29/feature-03

The Western Wall has passed its safety check:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5693

Feature on debt cancellation in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt:

www.globalresearch.ca/debt-cancellation-...rom-3000-to-1000-bc/


An attempted coin-smuggling attempt thwarted in Alexandria:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/52...tempts-of-authe.aspx

… and a similar situation in Abu Dhabi:

www.7daysindubai.com/Abu-Dhabi-police-ar...98-detail/story.html

More on damage to antiquities in Aleppo:

www.reuters.com/article/2012/08/28/us-sy...dUSBRE87R0US20120828

… and concerns at Tell el Fakhariya:

www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16191710,00.html

They’re apparently using the playing-card-strategy to educate the military
again:

www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16195430,00.html

Vague item on the theft of bones from an archaeological site at Beit
Shemesh:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4274050,00.html

Overviewish thing on Turkey’s attempts at repatriation of artifacts:

www.voanews.com/content/turkey-art-theft/1499524.html

More on Israel returning some purloined coffin lids to Egypt:

www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-return-s...ptian-coffin-covers/
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4274800,00.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/51...in-lid-to-Egypt.aspx
www.jta.org/news/article/2012/08/30/3105...coffin-lids-to-egypt
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of an ancient ‘pub’ near Stracathro Fort:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/ale-...b-together-1-2514282
www.express.co.uk/posts/view/344711

… coverage with a different spin:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-19392180


Interesting ‘cold case’ from Vindolanda (not sure if we’ve mentioned this
before or not):

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/9898645.R...fort_murder_mystery/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...d-hands-tied-up.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...verseas-8084214.html
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/08/28/roma...-wall_n_1835717.html


A Roman bath and other structures from an excavation near Cockermouth:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/papcas...referrerPath=1242444

Very interesting Etruscan ‘pyramids’ from Orvieto:

www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/NH-professor-s.../l7lins/-/index.html

A 6th century B.C. incense thing in the shape of a bull’s head from near
Sozopol:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/08/31/archaeology-in...f-bulgarias-sozopol/

Apollonia’s ancient necropolis appears to have been found as well:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/09/03/archaeology-ol...n-bulgarias-sozopol/

They’ve excavated a stadium at Aydin:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historic-stadi...=29283&NewsCatID=375

Some headless statuary from Aphrodisias:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/headless-statu...=29194&NewsCatID=375

Roman bones found during renovations at the Ankara Opera House:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bones-in-opera...=29021&NewsCatID=375
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bones-skull-re...=28924&NewsCatID=375

Plans to dig at the Roman sites of Adana:

www.turizmtatilseyahat.com/en/archeologi...begin-adana-4857.htm


Theater masks from Ilisu:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/theater-masks-...=28638&NewsCatID=375
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ater-masks-in-turkey

Arguing over the site of the battle of Alesia:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19167600

Feature on the Roman Gask project:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...s-forgotten-frontier


Nice feature on the use of GPR (etc.) to map the site of Interamna Lirenas:

phys.org/news/2012-09-images-lost-roman-town.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...led-street-by-street
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...archers-8105249.html

Feature on the dig at the Roman fort at ‘Ayn Gharandal:

asorblog.org/?p=2992&utm_source=rss&utm_...chaeological-project

Nice video feature on colorizing Roman statues:

www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/19442872

The Pope wants to set up a Latin academy:

rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/01/...nto-a-dead-language/
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...irth-in-schools.html

Philip Freeman on attack ads in Pompeii:

campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/...i-style/?ref=opinion

Can’t remember if we’ve mentioned this poem about Nero and Poppaea:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...200-years-death.html

Plans to dig more at the Roman forum at Plovdiv:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/08/27/archaeology-pl...after-several-finds/


A Great Lives BBC thing on Juvenal:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01m5jtk


The Penn Museum has made an arrangement regarding some Troy jewellery
being exchanged for some objects associated with Midas:

phys.org/news/2012-09-penn-museum-turkey-troy-gold.html
www.philly.com/philly/news/local/2012090...items_to_Turkey.html
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...5e3f88849_story.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-penn-museum-turkey-troy-gold.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57532#.UEx8Lq757Ak

The Colosseum is apparently okay, despite the chunks falling off of it:

www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/09/.../UPI-50201347033840/

… but they’re going to put in a safety ‘buffer zone’:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/2001556/safety...romes-colosseum.html

… and repairs will begin in December:

www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/...frf7k6-1226439996728

Feature on plans to unroll/conserve a lead curse tablet:

www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/news/201.../1/roman_scroll.aspx

Evidence of the Cimmerians:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...und-in-anatolian-dig

Latest on plans for hockey in the Pula amphitheatre:

austrianindependent.com/news/Sports/2012...s_become_gladiators_
sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/be...-141229032--nhl.html

Folks were marking Caligula’s bimillennial birthday:

tywkiwdbi.blogspot.ca/2012/09/this-week-...aligulas-2000th.html

Hollywood is cooling to using Roman numerals:

www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/08/23/...ce_and_for_all_.html


A followup feature on that tattooed siberian ‘princess’:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2198222...rs-ago-revealed.html

A Roman wedding of sorts is being held at Nicopolis ad Istrum:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n286422

OpEd on the future of ancient Greek:

blogs.dickinson.edu/dcc/2012/08/31/the-future-of-ancient-greek/

In case you’re wondering how far Ryan Hall runs while listening to the
Odyssey:

www.slate.com/blogs/browbeat/2012/08/28/...to_the_odyssey_.html

More on the Thermae Romae movie:

filmsandbooks.com/2012/09/05/thermae-rom...-from-rome-to-japan/
www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/sns...0903,0,5686135.story

Winter/Spring 2012 APA newsletter:

apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_b...ing_2012_newsletter/

… and the latest issue of Amphora:

apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_b...f_amphora_available/

Review of A. Everitt, *Rise of Rome*:

www.courier-journal.com/article/20120908...ok-review-Rise-Rome-

More on that Roman shipwreck in Antibes:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57485
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/04/r...france?newsfeed=true
www.maritime-executive.com/article/ancie...ure-parking-lot-site

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Another 5000 years b.p. figurine from Orkney:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-19397929


Archaeologists have found evidence of the church where Richard III
was buried (and an associated garden):

news.discovery.com/history/medieval-church-king-120905.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-archaeology-team-huge-king-richard.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uol-ata090512.php
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uol-au090712.php
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9522570/Rich...sts-find-church.html
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/08/31/churc...beneath-parking-lot/

… and they’re thinking of extending the dig:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-19516669

Excavating an Iron Age hill fort at Ham Hill:

phys.org/news/2012-08-iron-age-hillfort-reveals-secrets.html


A pile of Saxon graves from the Ipswich waterfront:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-19507960

Evidence of a settlement with a monastery found in Co Donegal:

www.independent.ie/national-news/find-hi...nastery-3217257.html

Not sure we’ve mentioned this Viking port find yet:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/08/21/Dive...577239/?spt=hs&or=sn

Suggestion the ‘herders, not farmers’ built Stonehenge:

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3439...%2C_built_Stonehenge

Searching for evidence of a henge in west London:

www.bdpost.co.uk/news/heritage/dagenham_...est_london_1_1499964

A family found a medieval well under their house:

www.npr.org/2012/08/31/160370088/family-...heir-house?sc=17&f=3
The Vasa is deteriorating:

phys.org/news/2012-08-deterioration-famo...sh-warship-vasa.html

The BM is studying trees used for various purposes:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-18323677

Feature on the Battle of Borodino:

www.npr.org/2012/09/02/160453589/in-russ...le-a-day-to-remember


Feature on Sharon DeWitte’s work with skeletal remains of folk who
died from the Black Death:

phys.org/news/2012-09-decoding-black-death.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120905134826.htm

An Anglo-Saxon brooch is going on display at Oxfordshire Museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-19488731

An exhibition of medieval Macedonian manuscripts is causing a kerfuffle:

www.medievalhistories.com/medieval-macedonia/


The People of Medieval Scotland project is putting a pile of documents
online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-19475461

Vandals destroyed a 16th century polychrome Pieta in a church in
Chateauroux:

www.christianophobie.fr/breves/vandalism...-chateauroux(French)

The Solovetsky monastery has been restored:

french.ruvr.ru/2012_08_23/monastere-rest...-Patriarche-Cyrille/
(French)

… as has the Basilica of St Augustine of Hippo:

www.riposte-catholique.fr/osservatore-va...#.UEyOh6757Al(ditto)


They’ve conserved St Dwynwen’s church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-19438216

A study of human impact on the Black Sea:

phys.org/news/2012-09-human-impact-felt-black-sea.html

More on that massive sacrifice/burial/bog site in Denmark:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/science/warri...ark.html?ref=science


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Neolithic boat from Korea:

www.fas.harvard.edu/~ekp/news/20120827-Ulchin-Boat.html

Evidence of a Bronze Age settlement from northern China:

m.upi.com/story/UPI-58041346449582/

Four 2000 years b.p. Tibetan tombs:

www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2012...content_26320071.htm

A possible pre-Cook shipwreck in Kaipara Harbour?:

www.northernadvocate.co.nz/news/dating-o...edated-cook/1523196/
www.stuff.co.nz/auckland/local-news/nort...-shipwreck-confirmed

A rescue dig at a construction site at Barangaroo is revealing plenty:

www.smh.com.au/nsw/barangaroo-holds-the-...-20120901-257cn.html

Some Gandara artifacts seized a while ago are a mix of genuine and fake:

dawn.com/2012/09/04/all-seized-artefacts-not-fake-report/

Artifact thieves in Sri Lanka face harsher punishments:

www.dailynews.lk/2012/08/28/news14.asp

More on the return of artifacts and revival of the Kabul Museum:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57617#.UEyRZ6757Ak
www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journ...ms-returned-to-kabul
www.chron.com/news/article/Afghan-museum...rtifacts-3841200.php

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Archaeologists are working at Wind Cave Buffalo Jump:

newsok.com/archaeologists-study-wind-cav.../article/feed/431046

… not quite sure if this is the same:

www.oudaily.com/news/2012/aug/30/bisonkillsite/

Finding evidence of the Sheshatshiu people:

www.thelabradorian.ca/News/2012-08-28/ar...eshatshiu-unveiled/1

Cultural resource management in Ohio:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...s-ohios-history.html


On leadership in Ohio Hopewell societies:

ohio-archaeology.blogspot.ca/2012/09/a-n...ights-on-nature.html

Trying to dig a 500 years b.p. Alaskan site before the sea takes it away:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19521091

They’ve completed a survery of the Charleston Harbor Civil War Battle site:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120823175352.htm


Interesting ‘voter suppression’ story associated with Frederick Douglass:

campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/...ession-then-and-now/

They’re going to be poking around the Queen Anne’s Revenge again:

www.sacbee.com/2012/09/06/4793710/divers...ine-queen-annes.html

Hurricane Isaac revealed a possible Civil War shipwreck in Alabama:

news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mysterious...civil-154038655.html
www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article...hipwreck-3837837.php

Conserving the Capitol dome:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/opinion/fate-...ome.html?ref=opinion

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Water treatment plant construction in Atontonilco de Tula has revealed
Pleistocene remains,
some of which may be human:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57503
phys.org/news/2012-08-mexico-wastewater-uncovers-ice-age.html

A possible jaguar sculpture from Izapa:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57365#.UEyZJ6757Ak
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...onolitico-en-chiapas

Overviewish thing on recent finds in Mexico City:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/world/america...-in-the-present.html

Feature on the Mayan theatre at Plan de Ayutla:

news.discovery.com/history/mayan-theater-120905.html

Mayan murals in a Guatemalan family’s kitchen:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09...ience-mayan/(photos)

Latest on the dig of that pre-Incan Sican tomb at Chotuna-Chornancap:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/09...-water-cult-science/

Another feature on the collapse of the Maya:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/08...-and-climate-change/


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
================================================================
ArchaeoNews podcast (08/29)

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-212

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp


The Indo-European homeland is apparently in Turkey:

phys.org/news/2012-08-indo-european-languages-anatolia.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19368988
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/08/24/indo_eu...uages_origin_turkey/

www.chicagotribune.com/news/plus/chi-nsc...logy,0,3935656.story


Another feature on Robert Scott’s shipwreck:

www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20120830-NEWS-208300406

… and another one on Lidar:

www.bbc.com/future/story/20120827-the-laser-archaeologists

Robert Ballard’s latest expedition is getting general coverage (finds from
assorted periods):

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/08/28/hell...s-found-near-cyprus/
www.cyprus-mail.com/features/whale-bones...-expedition/20120826
www.dw.de/dw/article/0,,16206778,00.html...2098-html-newsletter

Funding to prevent corrosion of metal artifacts:

phys.org/news/2012-08-corrosion-metal-artifacts.html

Blue moon info:

phys.org/news/2012-08-blue-moon.html


Galileo didn’t invent the thermometer that bears his name, apparently:

phys.org/news/2012-09-galileo-didnt-thermometer.html

An archaeology dog:

www.news.com.au/national/this-dog-has-a-...do4ckr-1226463394595

Radio program on assorted technologies being used in assorted ways by
assorted historians:

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/fu...ly-old-stuff/4227728

Feature on Edward Lear’s artwork (and other nonsense, of course):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19409112


Interesting feature on beliefs about music in recent western history:

phys.org/news/2012-09-piano-plague-d-minor.html

The odyssey of a stolen Cranach:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/m...church-a-854266.html
abcnews.go.com/International/odyssey-sto...ng/story?id=17184261

Another computer analysis of connections between great pieces of literature:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120827073906.htm

… and the author of that Iliad/Beowulf one has a piece in the NYT which
explains
things much more clearly than the journalists did:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/09/opinion/sunda...tworks-of-myths.html

A photo of Emily Dickenson has been found (maybe):

news.discovery.com/history/rare-photo-of....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

On art fraud via the internet:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/arts/design/g...ings-more-fraud.html


A major Frank Lloyd Wright archive is moving to New York:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/09/04/art.../20120904MUSEUM.html

The Royal Society is trying to remain relevant:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/science/royal...nce.html?ref=science

Feature on the worst art restorations of all time:

io9.com/5938377/the-worst-art-restoration-mistakes-of-all-time

… in case you missed the story that spawned it:

news.discovery.com/human/church-painting...toration-120826.html

I think we had this fungus/Stradivarius story a while ago:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120908081611.htm

Review of Bucholz and Ward, *London*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/london-social-cu...history-bucholz-ward

Review of Katherine Frank, *Crusoe*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/books/review/...frank.html?ref=books

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Russia’s ‘golden ring’:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/travel/dri...ved-golden-ring.html

Tzipori:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=283193

Kidron Valley:

www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=282747
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
There are three issues of the eSylum to catch up on (the last appearing
later today, of course):

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n36.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n37.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n38.html

Cambridgeshire Museum has purchased the Kimbolton hoard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-19341681

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Porcelain:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/04/arts/04iht-melvin04.html?ref=arts

Carlo Scarpa:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/27/arts/27iht-design27.html?ref=arts

African Cosmos:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/arts/design/a...an-art.html?ref=arts

Electric Currents:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/arts/design/e...rn-art.html?ref=arts

Hudson River School:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/31/nyregion/foll...states.html?ref=arts


Athenian Potters and Painters:

flathatnews.com/2012/09/03/a-classical-p...-of-the-time-period/

History of New York in 50 Objects:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/02/n...k-in-50-objects.html
?

Olympia: Myth-Cult-Games:

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57427#.UEyi7a757Al


Raphael’s ‘Head of an Apostle’ is coming to auction:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/03/ra...sothebys/?ref=design


We mentioned that Egyptian statue ‘discovered’ in a Northampton museum and
their intention (maybe) to sell it … might cause problems though:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-19521785
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Taming of the Shrew:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/05/arts/05iht-lon05.html?ref=arts

4x4 Baroque Festival:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/arts/music/ba...church.html?ref=arts

Art of Fuge:

www.nytimes.com/2012/08/29/arts/music/ta...-rouge.html?ref=arts

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Yonah Frenkel:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/248914

Alexander Saxton:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/02/books/alexand...rian-dies-at-93.html

Daryl Hine:

evanston.patch.com/articles/evanston-poet-daryl-hine-dies-at-76

Wesley Hall:

www.legacy.com/obituaries/starnewsonline...h-hall&pid=159534303
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Neanderthal’s used feathers as decoration:

phys.org/news/2012-09-evidence-neanderthals-feathers-adorn.html
news.discovery.com/history/neanderthal-feathers-120919.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/09/...feathery-neandertal/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19623929
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112696537...s-or-jewelry-091912/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml

On Neanderthals at Gibraltar:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...erthals-last-refuge/

… and more on the theme park mentioned in the article:

www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2012/09/15/161203...d-park-for-gibraltar

Weapons possibly associated with homo heidelbergensis found in Germany:

phys.org/news/2012-09-skilled-hunters-years.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120917085535.htm


Evidence from Tanzania that humans were hunting some 2 millions years b.p.:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/23/h...ution-2million-years

A genetic mutation allowed humans to become vegetarian and migrate
out of Africa (I don’t quite follow this one):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/wfbm-gmm091912.php
www.medicaldaily.com/articles/12261/2012...on-allowed-human.htm

Another study connects the out-of-Africa theory to climate change:

phys.org/news/2012-09-scientists-genetic...tructions-track.html
www.npr.org/2012/09/17/161278993/what-dr...globe-climate-change

Christopher Stringer on the out-of-Africa hypothesis:

www.edge.org/conversation/rethinking-out-of-africa
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AFRICA
================================================================
On the DNA front, Africa’s Khoe-San people were the first to split from
other humans (not sure if this is the same story as the one I couldn’t
understand
in the previous category):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120920141139.htm
uk.news.yahoo.com/africas-khoe-san-were-...umans-195425010.html
sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2012/09/20/...48161847_268572.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
The big news this week was the publication of a papyrus fragment which
purports to mention Jesus’ wife … we’ll first give the ‘offical’ press
stuff from
Harvard:

www.hds.harvard.edu/news-events/articles...an-gospel-from-egypt
harvardmagazine.com/2012/09/new-gospel
www.hds.harvard.edu/sites/hds.harvard.ed...oThem_draft_0917.pdf (draft
paper)
www.hds.harvard.edu/faculty-research/res...ospel-of-jesuss-wife

… then a related and lengthy piece from Smithsonian Magazine:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...Jesus-170177076.html


… then a taste of the rest of the coverage:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/us/historian-...s-to-jesus-wife.html
www.boston.com/metrodesk/2012/09/18/harv...cra30wfQK/story.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-scholar-jesus-wife-ancient-script.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19645273
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2205235...ancient-papyrus.html
www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Coptic+note+s...d/7284889/story.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49075679/ns/technol...-the_new_york_times/
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Doubts-over-...s-3876763.php#page-1
www.telegram.com/article/20120920/NEWS/109209846/1052
news.discovery.com/history/jesus-wife-an....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
phys.org/news/2012-09-jesusancient-papyr...stians-believed.html


… and by the end of the week, skepticism was growing:

phys.org/news/2012-09-harvard-jesus-wife...rus-scrutinized.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/sep/21/gospel-jesus-wife-forgery
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2207038...us-married-fake.html
www.registerguard.com/web/news/28775011-...arvard-king.html.csp
cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/18/1...us-and-his-wife?lite
www.csmonitor.com/USA/Latest-News-Wires/...tion-Harvard-finding
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49080173/ns/technol...and_science-science/


… and Harvard appears to be having second thoughts:

phys.org/news/2012-09-harvard-publishing-jesus-wife.html



… my thoughts (and links to other bloggers’ opinions) can be found here:

rogueclassicism.com/2012/09/22/the-gospe...ssicist-perspective/


The Chicago Demotic Dictionary project is complete (for now):

news.uchicago.edu/article/2012/09/17/chi...influential-language
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uoc-dco091812.php
phys.org/news/2012-09-chicago-demotic-di...fines-knowledge.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/science/new-d...cient-egyptians.html

Feature on Aramaic texts from Qumran:

asorblog.org/?p=3199

This year’s finds at Hala Sultan Tekke:

www.fischerarchaeology.se/?page_id=1295


Egypt banned religious activities at archaeological sites:

allafrica.com/stories/201209210613.html

… and reopened the Serapeum at Saqqara to tourists:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/53...ypts-Saqqara-Ne.aspx
english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/09/21/239414.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-egypt-reopens-hist...erapeum-saqqara.html
travel.iafrica.com/bulletinboard/817616.html

More on that mummy at Cambridge which was ‘restored’ with Lego:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-19635413
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A major Roman mosaic find from Antiochia ad Cragum:

newsroom.unl.edu/announce/artsatunl/1473/8558
www.livescience.com/23250-enormous-roman...nd-farmer-field.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-crews-uncover-massive-roman-mosaic.html
(video)
www.foxnews.com/science/2012/09/18/enorm...-under-farmer-field/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uon-cum091312.php
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49064354/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120918083903.htm
news.discovery.com/history/roman-mosaic-field-120918.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-crews-uncover-massive-roman-mosaic.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/19/roman_empire_mosaic_turkey/

… while a Hellenistic mosaic find from southern Italy didn’t get quite as
much
coverage:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...n-Italy_7504984.html

Reiterating that the ‘Tophet’ in Carthage was not a site of child sacrifice:

www.livescience.com/23298-carthage-grave...child-sacrifice.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-baby-graveyard-no...tists-145910745.html

cf:
bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2012/09/20/an...fant-sacrifice-site/

Some headless Roman statues from Turkey (I think we mentioned these):

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/headle...urkey_n_1893901.html


Phrygian and Lydian inscriptions from northwest Turkey:

www.news.leiden.edu/news-2012/linguists-from-leiden-d
ecipher-phrygian-and-lydian-inscriptions.html

A Roman sarcophagus from a Dorset garden:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...us-worth-50-000.html

Possible Roman remains at a hospital site in Henley:

www.henleystandard.co.uk/news/news.php?id=1163800


What Cory Brennan is up to:

news.rutgers.edu/focus/issue.2012-08-28....012-09-19.1011849344

A Chalkidian helmet is coming to auction:

usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/21/rare-ch...enbaugh-ancient-art/

A third-century temple find at Peperikon:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/09/21/archaeology-th...ulgarias-perperikon/

Vague item with lots of problems about a ‘pan’ found near Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=143316

Bulgaria is trying to get heritage status for the Valley of the Thracian
Kings:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-09-22&article=40079

A cross-dressing Alexander?:

www.historytoday.com/tony-spawforth/alex...sing-conqueror-world


Pompeii in pop culture:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...-poular-culture.html

Latest in the Elgin/Parthenon marbles issue:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_19/09/2012_462088


More on Etruscan pyramids:

www.unionleader.com/article/20120917/NEW...709179956&source=RSS
news.discovery.com/history/etruscan-pyramids-120918.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49088030/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-discovered-in-italy

More on the ‘crisis’ and Greek antiquities:

usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/19/greek-c...-victim-antiquities/

More on that Caesar-associated fort in Germany:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/roman-...rmany_n_1885271.html
www.uni-mainz.de/presse/15699_ENG_HTML.php

Review(ish) of Persian Fire and Rubicon:

www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2012/09/1...ire-and-rubicon.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of paleolithic ‘recycling’ from Spain:

phys.org/news/2012-09-humans-recycling-years.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/f-sf-hwa092012.php


Plenty of coverage of evidence of neolithic dentistry done on a 6500 years
b.p.
tooth from Slovenia:

www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/need-...-20120919-267e0.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-ancient-tooth-evidence-early-human.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/plos-atm091712.php

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0044904
www.slashgear.com/researchers-discover-s...al-filling-20248677/

Did the English inspire the Vikings to build cities?:

sciencenordic.com/english-inspired-vikings-build-cities

The restored Sheldon Tapestry Map may include the first depiction of the
Rollright Stones:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ancient...ed+on+tapestry/27052

Digging for evidence of the Battle of Bannockburn:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...-of-Bannockburn.html

Funding to repair Worcester’s medieval walls:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-19676984

Trying to fund a survey of a Northampton Roses battlefield:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-19639324

Low water levels in Poland are allowing archaeologists to recover a pile of
17th century things:

phys.org/news/2012-09-17th-century-treas...ecovered-poland.html
www.foxnews.com/world/2012/09/21/17th-ce...R2TB?test=latestnews
worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/09/21/1...nd?lite?ocid=twitter

More on Richard III in the car park:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/09/richar...ester-car-park-bones


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting 1000 years b.p. burials from the Philippines:

phys.org/news/2012-09-unique-tombs-philippines.html
www.seattlepi.com/news/article/AP-Exclus...lippines-3879530.php
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49100660/ns/local_news-clarksburg_wv/
news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-unique-tombs...pines-101521679.html

… and already the tomb raiders have done damage:

phys.org/news/2012-09-tomb-raiders-phili...-archaeological.html


Traces of the Yamato kingdom found in Japan’s Niigato prefecture:

www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/T120916001832.htm


More on efforts to save a 14th century Viet Nam shipwreck from despoliation:

vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/2...-from-shipwreck.html

… and on the shipwreck itself:

vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/2...om-14th-century.html
www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/National/2012/9/102742/


East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Evidence of a comet causing Younger-Dryas cooling from the Topper site?:

phys.org/news/2012-09-topper-site-middle-comet-controversy.html
phys.org/news/2012-09-clovis-age-impact-...y-key-protocols.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120918111320.htm

Overviewish thing of the technology being used in the search for the remains
of the Franklin Expedition:

finance.yahoo.com/news/government-canada...nklin-181450964.html

Marking the 150th anniversary of Antietam:

news.discovery.com/history/bloody-antietam-photos-120917.html
www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7421864n

… and some stereographs of same:

www.npr.org/2012/09/17/161167847/re-trac...vil-war-photographer

Feature on Algernon Squier:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/15...-giant-stays-behind/

On the history of Rosh Hashana in the US:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=285180


This was a strange one … early in the week we read of petroglyphs in
southern Alberta being destroyed:

news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/18/alberta...l-power-washer-acid/
www.huffingtonpost.ca/2012/09/18/aborigi...berta_n_1894129.html

… then it turned out there weren’t any petroglyphs there to begin with:

news.nationalpost.com/2012/09/21/vandali...-never-existed-rcmp/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Update on the Chan Chich dig (Belize) and plans for next year:

www.depts.ttu.edu/sociologyanthropologya...d_school_Belize2.php

A 1000 years b.p. tomb from Michoacan:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57844
latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/09/2...d-in-western-mexico/

The ‘Maiden Mummy’ who was sacrificed some 500 years b.p. apparently
had suffered from a lung infection:

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/07/26/maide...on-before-sacrifice/

Archaeologists entered the tomb of K’uk Bahlam I at Palenque for the
first time:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57759

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 September edition of video news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/VideoNews.html

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

A pile of writing by a young Edmund Burke has been discovered:

phys.org/news/2012-09-historian-uncovers-rare-18th-century.html

A study showing the links between language families:

phys.org/news/2012-09-ancient-language-families.html

Applying DNA techniques to 19th century potatoes:

phys.org/news/2012-09-modern-dna-techniq...entury-potatoes.html

Pondering when bare breasts became taboo:

www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics...s_become_taboo_.html

Feature on six child monarchs who changed history:

www.history.com/news/history-lists/6-chi...-who-changed-history

Artificial intelligence through the ages:

www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/Tech/2012/0916/AI-through-the-ages


Survival guide to the Oxbridge interview:

www.telegraph.co.uk/education/9550464/A-...ridge-interview.html

On ridding the planet of rinderpest:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...ders-rinderpest.html

That ‘restored Jesus’ picture has become a ‘global phenomenon”:

www.timesnews.net/article/9051992/disfig...es-global-phenomenon
bigstory.ap.org/article/disfigured-spain...co-rides-global-fame

… and the restoratrix wants royalties:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19674622

For fans of Moby Dick:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/ne...-moby-dick/?ref=arts

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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The most striking monuments in the US:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/20/nation...erica_n_1891694.html

Venetian secrets:

elviajero.elpais.com/elviajero/2012/09/1...48063983_777589.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Latest art-related lawsuit:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/ju...it-against-gagosian/

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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Another feature on using tomography on coin hoards:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=25760

A Jersey coin hoard has brought a pile of folks into the museum to see it:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-19628169

A major Roman coin collection is being auctioned in Toronto:

www.thestar.com/news/gta/article/1259495...at-toronto-coin-expo

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n39.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n40.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Art of Hair:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57813

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57810
www.dallasartnews.com/2012/09/sketching-...tonio-museum-of-art/
www.artmediaagency.com/en/52485/aphrodit...tonio-museum-of-art/

Goya:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/sep...n-art-british-museum
www.ft.com/cms/s/2/41c886f4-fe57-11e1-8228-00144feabdc0.html

An Enlightened Empress:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/arts/18iht-sulcas18.html

Athenian Potters:

usa.greekreporter.com/2012/09/16/virgini...t-athenian-artisans/

Kazakhstan:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-19508683

Alexander the Great:

au.greekreporter.com/2012/08/20/alexande...res-comes-to-sydney/

Warriors of the Plains:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/52573/warriors...-the-british-museum/

Circus and the City:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/nyregion/circ...enter-galleries.html

In Death Lamented:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/arts/design/m...olzer-sculpture.html


Bronze:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/sep...cademy?newsfeed=true
www.royalacademy.org.uk/exhibitions/bronze/

Pompeii (Getty):

www.vcstar.com/news/2012/sep/19/ancient-...bject-of-getty-show/

Giacometti:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/arts/design/s...ds-a-giacometti.html


The Louvre opened its Islamic art wing:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57794
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/arts/design/t...riches-to-light.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19662573
www.abc.net.au/news/2012-09-22/louvre-op...ection=entertainment
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/arts/design/t...-light.html?ref=arts
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/arts/22iht-melikian22.html

Hype for an exhibition on Pompeii and Herculaneum at the BM next year:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-19659387
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57850
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-feat...-British-Museum.html
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...50cd65f97_story.html
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/sep/20/b...hibits?newsfeed=true
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...pompeii-8160847.html


A new museum for Kabul:

www.france24.com/en/20120919-new-afghan-...ity-kabul-archeology
www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/09/18/world...istan-museum.html?hp

One of the versions of the Scream is going on display at MoMA:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/18/arts/design/m...moma.html?ref=design

The Smithsonian is trying to not appear so stodgy:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/21/arts/design/s...-image.html?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Three Sisters:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/arts/19iht-lon19.html?ref=arts

Job:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/09/20/theater/r...heater.html?ref=arts

Cyrano de Bergerac:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/theater/patri...ano.html?ref=theater


Not sure if we mentioned this feature on ‘The Rite of Spring’:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/19/arts/music/ra...subtle.html?ref=arts


Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Brian Dobson:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/9558984/Brian-Dobson.html

John Brinkley:

www2.timesdispatch.com/lifestyles/2012/s...rofessor-ar-2216012/
www.legacy.com/obituaries/timesdispatch/...inkley&pid=159958004

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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A major Neanderthal site in Spain:

elpais.com/elpais/2012/09/23/inenglish/1348403145_969956.html
(in English)

And now we’re back to humans and neanderthals interbreeding:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-research-finds.html

Europeans didn’t get their pale skin from Neanderthals, however
(apparently):

www.newscientist.com/article/dn22308-eur...om-neanderthals.html

Pondering whether Neanderthals were human:

www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/evolution/are-neanderthals-human.html

An academic minute on the Australopithecine diet:

wamc.org/post/dr-darryl-de-ruiter-texas-...stralopithecine-diet

Marking the centenary of Piltdown Man:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-19685013

More on Neanderthals and feathers:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/0...nderthal-brainpower/
blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...ocked-dark-feathers/

More on early humans hunting meat earlier than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2012-09-anthropologist-dat...ns-meat-million.html
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AFRICA
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More on Madagascar’s ‘founding mothers’:

discovermagazine.com/2012/oct/20-madagas...fugees-distant-lands
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Luxury Neolithic (and other era) objects from Tzipori:

www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=285944
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.timesofisrael.com/beads-etched-ostri...-in-northern-israel/
www.haaretz.com/news/national/in-tzipori...age.premium-1.466430
www.globaltimes.cn/content/734902.shtml

A very interesting demotic papyrus has been ‘deciphered’ and gives
clues about fiction in ancient Egypt:

www.foxnews.com/science/2012/09/25/cult-...ncient-egypt-priest/

A Babylonian temple and other artifacts from a site in Southern Iraq:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/09/25/240117.html

Evidence of another synagogue in Lycia:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists...=30857&NewsCatID=375

A major project to map all of Israel’s sites west of the Jordan is coming
to an end:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/mapping-is...ime.premium-1.467472

An Academic Minute on that synagogue find at Huqoq:

www.wamc.org/post/dr-jodi-magness-univer...-synagogue-unearthed

Not sure why this radiocarbon dating project seems to have a ‘Biblical
timeline’ focus:

www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Sept12/DendroNSF.html

A pile of articles about Qumran:

asorblog.org/?p=3258&utm_source=rss&utm_...nth-comes-to-a-close

Interesting posts at the Temple Mount Sifting Project blog:

templemount.wordpress.com/


The damage to Aleppo’s cultural features has become shocking:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...857f6a7bd_story.html
www.france24.com/en/20120925-syrias-arch...itage-falls-prey-war
www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2...tory_25-9-2012_pg4_7

Apparently there is no evidence implicating Hosni Mubarek in the transfer of
antiquities as gifts (or whatever):

www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_c...w&id=568121&Itemid=1

Interesting story of a High Holy Day prayer book:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5819

… and Talmuds in the attic:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=5890


Pondering prostitutes in early Jewish and Christian literature:

www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-holi...ets.premium-1.466746

Israel plans to restore the Jordan river:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...d-river-6280293.html

More coverage of the so-called Gospel of Jesus’ Wife:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/manus...ican/article4573996/
www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/under-god/p...5a255a9258_blog.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/09/28/us-re...dUSBRE88R0NT20120928
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Vatican-news...sus-Wife-3899082.php
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57988
www.azcentral.com/news/articles/20120927..._check=1&sf6308488=1

More on Egypt reopening some tombs to tourists:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/afric...fter-renovation.html
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/travel/a/-/mor...serapeum-of-saqqara/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A Hellenistic coin hoard from Bulgaria:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-09-29&article=40141
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=143614

Latest finds from Tai Cochion/Anglesey:

www.northwaleschronicle.co.uk/news/11632...ind-on-anglesey.aspx

Possible Roman/prehistoric site from Tezze di Arzigano

Analysis of a Roman die in a Gloucester Museum suggests it is
made of elephant ivory:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-19698105

They’re going to restore Telmessos’ ancient theatre:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-theate...sCatID=375&nID=30671

In Our Time was looking at the Druids:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01mqq94


One of those ‘why Stoicism matters’ pieces:

www.forbes.com/sites/kareanderson/2012/0...icism-matters-today/

Latest CSA newsletter:

csanet.org/newsletter/#fall12

Turkey is trying to repatriate the bits of the Mausoleum from the BM:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bodrum-seeks-r...=30854&NewsCatID=375

More on that mosaic find at Antiochia ad Cragum:

www.dailynebraskan.com/news/article_d80e...4a-0019bb30f31a.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/science/work-...key.html?ref=science

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of a 35 000 years b.p. ivory workshop from Zeitz:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120926092620.htm


A 4200 years b.p. fortification system at La Bastida (Spain):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120927091542.htm
phys.org/news/2012-09-archaeologists-une...fication-unique.html


Very interesting fabric from a 2800 years b.p. burial in Denmark:

news.discovery.com/history/grave-fabric-denmark-120928.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120928093717.htm
phys.org/news/2012-09-ancient-nettles-reveal-bronze-age.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-09/uoc-asn092712.php

A 5000 years b.p. oak trunk from a bog/farmer’s field:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-19722595

Pen nibs dating from the time of Bulgaria’s Simeon I:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n288661

A medieval well from Bury St Edmunds:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-19704177


Possible find of the church where John Balliol abdicated:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-19731574

In the wake of all that Richard III stuff, there are calls to excavate
the remains (or find them) of Henry I:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-19725972


A feature/video on the destruction of Cyprus’ cultral heritage:

www.orthodoxie.com/actualites/europe/la-...e-occupee-de-chypre/

An academic minute on courtly love in Tudor times:

wamc.org/post/dr-elaine-treharne-tudor-courtly-love

Marking the completion of a ‘Heather and Hillforts’ project in Wales:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-19761483

On Britain’s forests:

www.aeonmagazine.com/nature-and-cosmos/h...ritain-forests-myth/


Trying to secure funding for the site of the Battle of Worcester (1651):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-19743140


That Wenlock jug that was stolen a while back has been returned
to the museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-19742452

More Richard III:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/sep/23/r...d-iii-leicster-bones

More on that beeswax filling:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/science/a-bee...ars.html?ref=science


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Tibetan statue is made of meteoric iron:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/s...eorite-a-858414.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19735959
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/09/27/tibetan...discovered_by_nazis/
uk.news.yahoo.com/iron-man-carved-meteorite-230821139.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120926104255.htm
phys.org/news/2012-09-buddhist-statue-na...teorite-reveals.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58022

Artifacts from Alamparai are now on view:

www.thehindu.com/arts/history-and-cultur...t/article3939437.ece

Latest on the Buddhist site in Afghanistan that is threatened by a copper
mine:

edition.cnn.com/2012/09/22/opinion/afgha...index.html?hpt=hp_c1


Studying Song Dynasty ceramics:

phys.org/news/2012-09-professor-protocol...wares-technique.html

More on those Phillipine tombs:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions...nd-philippine-jungle

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Construction work in San Francisco has revealed the foundations of the old
city hall:

www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/SF-City-H...ke-found-3891123.php
abclocal.go.com/kgo/story?section=news/l...-kgo-article-8824934

Archaeologists have found the battlefield of the Rogue River Wars:

news.sou.edu/blog/2012/09/sou-archaeolog...ian-war-battlefield/

Budget cuts threaten access to Georgia’s state archives:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/us/budget-cut...eorgia-archives.html

Slideshow of child labour photos from the early 1900s:

www.cbsnews.com/2300-201_162-10013924.html

History of New York in fifty objects:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/23/nyregion/to-t....html?ref=samroberts

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Brief item on finds from a shipwreck off Argentina:

www.theprovince.com/life/Argentine+offic...y/7309816/story.html

Coverage of a conference about the Mayan long count calendar:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58025

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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Archaeonews podcast 214:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-214

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Latest American Journal of Archaeology (TOC):

www.ajaonline.org/toc/1164


A younger Mona Lisa?:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57957
news.discovery.com/history/a-younger-mona-lisa-120927.html
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre88p1bd-us-art-monalisa/
www.arthistorynews.com/articles/1671_Mona_Lisa__the_prequel

Some ‘fake’ Turners have been authenticated:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/th...nticated/?ref=design

They’ve called off the search for Leonardo’s ‘Battle of Anghiari’:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/25/se...o-halted/?ref=design


Historical examples of “indirect aggression”:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/09/120925102502.htm

Discussing repatriation, the black market, and related antiquities issues:

today.duke.edu/2012/09/whoowns

On the concept of ‘underdog’:

campaignstops.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/underdogged/

On fighting over depictions of the divine in American history:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/opinion/fight...over-gods-image.html

A flea market found Renoir may have been stolen:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/fl...een-stolen/?ref=arts


Feature on sites found with Google Earth:

mashable.com/2012/09/29/google-earth-amazing-discoveries/

Feature on sites which have been destroyed:

www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/13085...-destroyed-worldwide


On rising Arctic temperatures:

phys.org/news/2012-09-high-arctic-tops-year-high.html

Coverage of a conference on medieval sermons:

phys.org/news/2012-09-discussing-medieval-sermon.html

A number of articles on underwater archaeology:

www.sha.org/blog/index.php/2012/09/tech-week-introduction/

On the importance of Magna Carta:

www.historytoday.com/ralph-v-turner/meaning-magna-carta-1215

Studying the lifespans of Korean eunuchs:

medicalxpress.com/news/2012-09-eunuchs-outlive-men.html

More languages threatened with extinction:

phys.org/news/2012-09-european-languages...ital-extinction.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Caesarea:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...4a8db9b7e_story.html

Excerpt from Patrick Fermor’s travelogue in Southern Greece:

www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/sep/28/pa...greece?newsfeed=true
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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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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Boston’s MoFA has a new coin gallery:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57944
www.artandcointv.com/blog/2012/09/museum...ajor-u-s-art-museum/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n40.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n41.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Bronze:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...magazine-review.html

Pompeii:

www.vancouversun.com/travel/British+Muse...h/7289610/story.html


Quinnipiac University is opening an Irish Famine museum:

news.bostonherald.com/news/national/nort...home&position=recent

A nice gift for the Princeton University Art Museum:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/09/24/a-...rinceton-art-museum/
?

The Louvre’s Abu Dhabi project seems to be finally getting under way:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/27/world/middlee...louvre.html?ref=arts

The Chesil Iron Age Mirror is to be sold:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-19728077

More on the Louvre’s Islamic Art wing:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/arts/22iht-melikian22.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Juliette:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/arts/26iht-loomis26.html?ref=arts

A 1913 article about the debut of ‘Rites of Spring’:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/09/17/a...-1913.html?ref=dance

…. in a similar vein:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/arts/art-shock.html?ref=arts

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Brian Dobson:

www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/archa...-20120927-26n1o.html

Maurice Keen:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/26/books/maurice...valry.html?ref=books
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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We’re back to Neanderthals and humans interbreeding as recently as 37 000
years ago (!):

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...7-000-years-ago.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-dating-encounters-...ans-neandertals.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49294677/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.yahoo.com/humans-broke-off-neandert...rasia-210718879.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/articl...0047921349366850361A
www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=286213
www.thehindubusinessline.com/features/article3951590.ece

Assorted early representatives of the genus homo were living side-by-side
around
Lake Turkana, apparently:

phys.org/news/2012-10-kenyan-fossils-early-human-evolution.html

Earliest evidence of meat-eating humans:

phys.org/news/2012-10-scientists-oldest-...ce-regular-meat.html
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AFRICA
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Feature on Sudan’s pyramids (kind of touristy):

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/travel/pyr....html?pagewanted=all
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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An Assyrian site near Arbil (Iraq):

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/02/241427.html

An overview of archaeological finds in Israel during August:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/rep368001.shtml

Testing on those prosthetic toes found with a couple of mummies suggests
that they were, indeed, prosthetics:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/uom-ett100212.php
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...sthetics-121002.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-egyptian-toe-theyre-world-oldest.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121002101534.htm
www.livescience.com/23642-prosthetic-toes-egypt.html

Was ed-Dur ruled by a woman?:

www.thenational.ae/news/uae-news/heritag...dur-ruled-by-a-woman

Continuing coverage of the damage being done to antiquities in Syria:

www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journ...syria-museums-looted
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/54...heritage-to-be-.aspx

www.chron.com/news/article/Syria-siege-o...-experts-3909534.php
www.ctpost.com/news/article/Syria-siege-...-experts-3909534.php

… and theft of antiquities continues to be a problem in Iraq:

www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/10/.../UPI-69751349266590/

Funding seems to be an issue with restoration of a Saqqarah pyramid:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/saqqara-py...-over-financial-woes

Pondering the purported tombs of the Kings of Judah:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...el-shankss-question/

Feature/reviewish on the Aleppo Codex:

www.haaretz.com/culture/books/the-traged...dex.premium-1.468399

Feature on Turkey’s repatriation efforts:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/01/arts/design/t...t-alarm-museums.html

Interview with Elizabeth Payne:

yaleherald.com/voices/sitting-down-with-elizabeth-payne/

Challenging the irrigation-leads-to-civilization thing:

phys.org/news/2012-10-lessons-iraq-urban-marshes-city.html

Virtual visits of Egypt and Uruk:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/us/03iht-educledeweb01.html

This one keeps popping up … concerns that a barrier being built in Battir
(with plenty of political overtones) will damage a Roman aqueduct:

www.jewishjournal.com/israel/article/isr...cient_roman_aqueduct

Hype for a conference about Gobekli Tepe:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/academics-gath...=31587&NewsCatID=375

Analyzing Mamluk lamps:

phys.org/news/2012-10-chemistry-mamluk-lamps.html

More on the reopening of the Serapeum:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2012/1116/he1.htm
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Update on the excavations of the Mazotos shipwreck:

www.cyprus-mail.com/cyprus/mazotos-wreck...hipbuilding/20121006

Update on the excavations of that Minoan ‘villa’ (not sure what to call it)
at Zominthos:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...g-found_7576073.html

The dig blog of the folks working at the Paphos theatre:

www.paphostheatre.com/paphos-theatre-education-blog.html

On Aelian’s purple snake:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/10/dread-...le-snake-poison.html

Feature on the tunnels at Baiae:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2012/10...he-tunnels-at-baiae/

Plenty of hype for an announcement that archaeologists are going
to revisit the site of the Antikythera shipwreck:

www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Archaeologis...Antikythera-20121004
phys.org/news/2012-10-archaeologists-ancient-greek-site.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...6063916ca7ce43a2.191
www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2012/oct...eck-ancient-computer
www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/archa...-20121005-27389.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/05/antikyt...hanism_hunt_resumes/

A Medea quiz:

www.guardian.co.uk/stage/quiz/2012/oct/0...a-quiz?newsfeed=true

A fresco in Pompeii supposedly shows Solomon, Aristotle, and Plato in
judgement:

www.wnd.com/2012/10/solomon-socrates-and...peii/?cat_orig=faith

but cf:
phdiva.blogspot.ca/2011/11/wisdom-to-know-its-not-solomon.html

Feature on Kathleen Martinez and her search for the tomb of Cleopatra
(nothing new here,
really):

knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/arabic/artic...d=2872&language_id=1

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Burial from Austria of a female Bronze Age metal worker:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...an-metal-worker.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58107


Railway construction reveals a possible Bronze Age transportation route
through London:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19834203

A medieval (and later) burial ground on a leisure centre construction site
in
Elephant and Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-19833671

Looking for remains of a bishop’s palace at/near Ancrum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-19784596

Feature on the Crystal Palace:

phys.org/news/2012-10-crystal-palace-col...versial-virtual.html

Proposed conservation work for Lochindorb Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19812520

More calls for a state funeral for Richard III:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-19799936

More on La Bastida:

www.livescience.com/23652-ancient-fortress-found-in-spain.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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On the DNA front, the first domesticated rice came from China:

phys.org/news/2012-10-mother-cultivated-rice-china-pearl.html

A 5000 years bp calendar (maybe) from Vietnam:

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

They keep pulling antiquities from the Huong River:

english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainm...-of-antiquities.html

On the problem of smuggled Buddhist artifacts in Pakistan:

phys.org/news/2012-10-pakistan-struggles...buddhist-relics.html
www.wtop.com/220/3065255/Pakistan-strugg...gled-Buddhist-relics

Cambodia is seeking the return of a Khmer era statue:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/arts/design/c...atue.html?ref=design

More on the return of stolen artifacts to Kabul:

bfbs.com/news/regions/afghanistan/media/...275/20306?page=4%2C1


East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A pile of First Nations’ artifacts from near Vernon (B.C.):

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...ernon-artifacts.html


A button may help identify a shipwreck found off St Augustine:

jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-10-03...ing-gun-its-identity

Not really within our purview without evidence of human involvement, but
a mastodon tooth turned up in the San Antonio River:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/mastod...tonio_n_1940331.html

Interesting Antietam photo exhibit:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58145#.UHF5Ga50YWk
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/antiet...hibit_n_1941960.html
seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/201934...hantietamphotos.html

Honouring Juan Rodriguez:

cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/ho...ry-early-new-yorker/

Celebrating Ohio’s first archaeology curator:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...aeology-curator.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/10/oc...ns-on-career-in.html

Review of John Fabian Witt, *Lincoln’s Code*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/books/review/...-witt.html?ref=books

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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15 Huastic burials dating to 850 years b.p. from the Tancama Archaeological
Zone:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=57311

The tomb of the Maya queen Ka’bel has been discovered in Guatemala:

news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24167.aspx
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58147
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/L/LT_GUATE...=2012-10-04-21-41-21
news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-likely-que...emala-014847541.html
www.mstarz.com/articles/5455/20121005/ma...y-k-abel-secrets.htm
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/04/mayan-...queen_n_1939900.html
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10...utm_campaign=Content

50 skulls from the Templo Mayor:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58131
phys.org/news/2012-10-mexico-skulls-sacred-aztec-temple.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/05/mexico...tml#slide=more255195


The restoration of the Great Ball Court at Chichen Itza is pretty much
complete:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/250-...a-fue-marcador-solar

… and we’re getting coverage that it was some sort of ‘celestial marker’:

phys.org/news/2012-10-mexico-mayan-ball-court-celestial.html
news.yahoo.com/mexico-mayan-ball-court-c...arker-155035359.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58148#.UHB5ca50YWk
www.firstpost.com/fwire/mayan-ballgame-h...function-481652.html

A talk on archaeobotany in Chile:

theithacan.org/25578


An Academic Minute on Tikal’s water infrastructure:

wamc.org/post/dr-vernon-scarborough-univ...nd-natural-resources

On Amazonian tribal warfare and modern violence:

phys.org/news/2012-10-amazonian-tribal-w...modern-violence.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

archaeologychannel.us/index.php?option=c...log&id=81&Itemid=532

The Romans and Han Dynasty folks are being implicated in some climate change
periods:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121003132322.htm
www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-huma...1004,0,2962982.story
www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/03/us-cl...dUSBRE89212020121003
phys.org/news/2012-10-methane-emissions-roman.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/04/romans_started_climate_change/

… kind of sort of related:

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/01/svalbar...es_medieval_summers/

On the effects of population change:

discovermagazine.com/2012/oct/100-000-ye...c-population-changes

A frozen mammoth apparently killed by humans found in Siberia:

phys.org/news/2012-10-well-preserved-mam...carcass-siberia.html

The claims about the burial of ‘Mona Lisa’ continue:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...os-muse-8196544.html

On the links between Kabbala and Mormonism:

www.haaretz.com/news/features/how-kabbal...ith.premium-1.468042

Discussing the ‘speed’ with which some languages seem to be spoken:

www.slate.com/articles/podcasts/lexicon_...er_than_others_.html

Top seven moments in science history:

www.huffingtonpost.com/andrew-robinson/s...-book_b_1930089.html

Opeddish on the pain of reading:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/opinion/sunda...pain-of-reading.html

What Robinson Crusoe’s life was probably like:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19562787

Feature on the New England vampire panic:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...Panic-169791986.html

The Prado is authenticating a Ribero painting of Jerome:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/09/30/ac...49021605_087330.html

Feature on Dylan Pennigroth’s work:

www.macfound.org/fellows/872/

Interesting overview of the fight against cholera:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/science/miles...era.html?ref=science

Review of Robert Kaplan, *The Revenge of Geography*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/books/review/...aplan.html?ref=books


Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Petra:

www.newsday.co.zw/2012/10/05/to-the-city...e-dead-petra-jordan/

Apamea:

www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2012/oct/05/al...ed-war?newsfeed=true

Samaria:

!

Ararat:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/travel/in-...hadow-of-ararat.html

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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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A major theft from a mining museum in Mariposa:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/10/r...t-mining-museum.html

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/club_nbs_esylum_v15n41.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n42.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Renaissance to Goya:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/arts/06iht-melikian06.html

First Printed Maps:

www.vicnews.com/news/172757581.html

Art and the Olympic Ideal:

legionofhonor.famsf.org/pressroom/pressr...rt-and-olympic-ideal

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

sacurrent.com/arts/visualart/39-aphrodit...es-at-sama-1.1381591

Last Days of Pompeii:

blogs.artinfo.com/lacmonfire/2012/10/01/...-at-the-getty-villa/
www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...1001,0,3370915.story

Shakespeare: Staging the World:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/29/arts/29iht-melikian29.html?ref=arts

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/arts/design/b...museum.html?ref=arts

Piero della Francesco in America:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/28/arts/design/p...sale.html?ref=design

Currier and Ives:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/nyregion/curr...rica.html?ref=design

Picasso Black and White:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/arts/design/p...museum.html?ref=arts


The Boston MFA has a new gems and jewellery of the Ancient Mediterranean
gallery:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58036

The Bosnia National Museum has closed down:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-19841477

Pondering the Machine Art exhibition of 1934:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/01/arts/01iht-design01.html?ref=arts

That proposed sale of an Egyptian artifact by a Northampton Museum is
genuinely causing controversy:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-19827769

A major antiquities collection is coming to Bonham’s:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58072

… and some items from the George Embiricos estate are coming to Sotheby’s:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/arts/design/c...r-sale.html?ref=arts

The Penn Museum offers touch tours of Egyptian artifacts:

www.penn.museum/blog/museum/insights-int...e-visually-impaired/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Baroque Opera at the Ambronay Festival:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/03/arts/03iht-loomis03.html?ref=arts

Wuthering Heights:

movies.nytimes.com/2012/10/05/movies/wut...elario.html?ref=arts

Desire Caught by the Tail:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/pi...ggenheim/?ref=design


Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Eric Hobsbawm:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19786929
phys.org/news/2012-10-historian-eric-hobsbawm-dies-aged.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/10/02/arts/eric-hob...-at-95.html?ref=arts

Eugene Genovese:

www.nytimes.com/2012/09/30/us/eugene-d-g...at-82.html?ref=books

Maurice Friedman:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/06/books/maurice...pher-dies-at-90.html

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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Feature on exploring a cave associated with homo floresiensis:

discovermagazine.com/2012/oct/21-getting...historic-hobbit-cave

Interesting analysis of some prehistoric antelope bones from Olduvai:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/10/b...back-ribs.html?rss=1

National Geographic talks about the similarities between Neanderthals and
modern
humans:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10...sex-breeding-humans/

More on the interbreeding thing:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/...erthal-hook-ups-end/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=8543457
spittoon.23andme.com/ancestry/more-on-23andmes-neanderthal-lab/

Peripheral interest, perhaps … hypish thing for a NOVA program on
Neanderthals:


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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Latest CT scan of a mummy reveals a mouthful of cavities and abcesses:

news.discovery.com/history/mummy-cavities-121010.html
news.yahoo.com/mummy-mouthful-cavities-d...vered-111722294.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ntal-decay-seen.html


The pyramid of Khafre and some more tombs were opened to the public ths
week:

allafrica.com/stories/201210130096.html
english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/12/243316.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/egypt-...ml?utm_hp_ref=travel
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216352...stions-security.html


No threats to the Egyptian Museum in recent clashes, we are told:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/55...s-safe-Minister.aspx

Finds from various prehistoric periods at Ein Zippori:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-4286088,00.html


Feature on the Gath dig:

www.jerusalemonline.com/tourism/archeolo...h%E2%80%99s-hometown

Press release on the dig at Tel Esur:

newmedia-eng.haifa.ac.il/?p=6037

Interesting article on a possible Samson-Helios link (sorry, the article
might be behind a paywall):

www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-holi...lee.premium-1.468506


Damage to an altar in a 9th century Egyptian church:

www.aina.org/news/20121008001210.htm

A smuggling attempt foiled at the Cairo airport:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/airport-au...pt-smuggle-artifacts
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/55...o-smuggle-th-ce.aspx

Feature on the first person to sneak into the Cave of the Patriarchs:

www.jpost.com/Features/InThespotlight/Article.aspx?id=286936

Nice analysis of the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife thing:

chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/the-lessons-of-jesus-wife/31234

More coverage of the damage being done to Syria’s antiquities:

www.npr.org/2012/10/08/162524311/war-put...tage-sites-in-danger
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4ea6ab092beab9813024
www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/syrias-w...11b7680a9_print.html
www.philly.com/philly/news/nation_world/...oys_antiquities.html

More on that Assyrian site in northern Iraq:

www.english.globalarabnetwork.com/201210...-iraq-unearthed.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of the discovery (maybe) of the site where Julius Caesar
was
assassinated:

www.france24.com/en/20121010-scientists-...lius-caesars-slaying
news.discovery.com/history/julius-ceasar-stabbing-121012.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49380552/ns/technology_and_science-science
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2216396...sar--s-bus-stop.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/10/julius...ompey_n_1955359.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121010102158.htm
phys.org/news/2012-10-spanish-exact-julius-caesar-stabbed.html
www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/10/10/Caes.../UPI-22411349898421/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/snrc-crf101012.php
www.sciencecodex.com/csic_researchers_fi...ar_was_stabbed-99870

Curiously less coverage of the possible (?) find of the tomb of Roxane:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/10/06/tomb...fe-son-of-alexander/

They’re digging in the Agora of Paphos:

www.cyprus-mail.com/paphos/archaeologist...ient-market/20121014


A couple of Roman ships found off the coast of Elaiussa Sebaste:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations...-Turkey_7595945.html
www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/16619...hips-off-Turkey.html
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...d-off-turkish-coast/


Nice feature on the current goings-on at Zeugma:

www.archaeology.org/1211/features/zeugma...s_roman_mosaics.html

Hype for a Cambridge conference on Linear B:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cracking-the...inear-b-60-years-on/

Feature on the Caryatids:

www.delawareonline.com/article/20121009/...raise-Acropolis-roof

That marble sarcophagus that was languishing in a Dorset garden fetched
a nice price at auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-19878090


Khaled Holmes is another athlete with a Classical past:

www.latimes.com/sports/college/usc/la-sp...1012,0,2640933.story

Diphthong is apparently the best word ever:

www.greeknewsagenda.gr/2012/10/the-best-word-ever-is-greek.html

Some Greek-myth-inspired manga:

graphic-novels-manga.suvudu.com/2012/10/...ix-with-olympos.html

The APA is pondering a name change:

apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_b...nge_for_association/

Seven things you probably did know about Caligula, actually:

www.history.com/news/history-lists/7-thi...-know-about-caligula

Latin has acquired hipster status, apparently, down under/up over:

www.smh.com.au/national/education/hipste...-20121012-27i6u.html

More on revisiting the find site of the Antikythera Mechanism:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/10/04/arch...computer-wreck-site/
More on the Mazotos shipwreck:

famagusta-gazette.com/mazotos-shipwreck-...rovide-p16908-69.htm
www.incyprus.com.cy/en-gb/Cyprus/4170/30487/revealing-the-past

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Nazca-like geoglyphs from Russia?:

www.livescience.com/23910-russian-nazca-lines-discovered.html
www.livescience.com/23884-nazca-lines-russia-geoglyphs.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/12/russia...lines_n_1961475.html

A Bronze Age necropolis from Serbia:

www.nzweek.com/technology/bronze-age-nec...hed-in-serbia-12863/

A late Bronze Age hoard from Jersey:

jersey.isle-news.com/archives/late-bronz...red-in-jersey/13986/

Claims of the discovery of Europe’s oldest urban settlement in
Bulgaria:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/10/08/archaeology-eu...arna-professor-says/

A massive complex found near the Ring of Brodgar (not sure if we mentioned
this already):

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/06/o...ntre-ancient-britain
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/...complex-in-scotland/

Using technology to understand Tudor weaponry:

www.hud.ac.uk/news/featuredstories/solvi...etsofthemaryrose.php

Pondering some recent theories about Stonehenge:

news.discovery.com/history/stonehenge-tw...anations-121012.html

… and coverage of the results of a recent laser scan of the monument:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...gallery-8202812.html
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8980lb-us-britain-stonehenge/
uk.news.yahoo.com/midwinter-sun-linked-s...henge-230914781.html
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/oct/09/s...ital-laser-3d-survey

… and how it was ‘supposed’ to look:

news.discovery.com/history/stonehenge-an...s-photos-121012.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/09/stonehenge_laser_scan/

The mystery of the mausoleum of Pentillie:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-19889033

Finds from various periods at Blackbird Leys:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-19884140

Feature on Isabel de la Vega:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=287481

St Paul’s is faring much better lately, it appears:

phys.org/news/2012-10-erosion-iconic-st-paul-benefit.html

Plans for some fixing up at Leckhampton Hill Fort:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-19872169

An Academic Minute on the Richard III thing:

wamc.org/post/dr-norman-housley-universi...eicester-richard-iii

Review of John Kelly, *The Graves are Walking*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/books/review/...kelly.html?ref=books

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence that prehistoric man ate pandas:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/14/pre...-man-ate-panda-claim
www.canada.com/technology/Chinese+scient...s/7387729/story.html

A Buddhist site on Bhogapuram:

www.thehindu.com/news/states/andhra-prad...d/article3980627.ece

Feature on Sima Qian:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19835484

Feature on Kublai Khan:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19850234

Feature on the Duke of Zhou:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19821144

Using tradition to maintain fisheries in Indonesia:

phys.org/news/2012-10-fisheries-benefit-year-old-tradition.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Kennewick Man is back in the news:

seattletimes.com/html/localnews/2019387577_bones10m.html

Archaeologists have found the remains of one of Camp Lawton’s
stockade walls:

www.gpb.org/news/2012/10/11/civil-war-pr...-camp-wall-uncovered

The search has resumed for the Griffon in Lake Michigan:

www.michiganradio.org/post/team-resumes-...hipwreck-great-lakes

Some border patrol agents found a different type of pot while on
patrol in the Patagonia Mountains:

www.kvoa.com/news/border-patrol-agents-f...patagonia-mountains/

An Academic Minute on early Spanish missions in Florida and Georgia:

www.michiganradio.org/post/team-resumes-...hipwreck-great-lakes

The New York Times notices that Canada has been giving the War of 1812 a lot
of attention:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/08/world/america...us-as-aggressor.html

More on that button from a shipwreck of St Augustine:

jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-10-03...ing-gun-its-identity

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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1300 years b.p. tombs, including a possible governor, found at Copalita:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58240#.UHqqu2d0YWk
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-h...ispanico-en-copalita

More on that pile of skulls from the Templo Mayor:

news.discovery.com/history/skulls-aztec-....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

More on Lady K’abel’s tomb:

www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/ve...archaeology/1629915/

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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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20121007.mp3

Conservation work on a Holbein reveals the true identity of the sitter:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/oct...ity-holbein-portrait

Interesting interview about UColorado’s Media Archaeology Lab:

blogs.loc.gov/digitalpreservation/2012/1...w-with-lori-emerson/

The Metropolitan Museum has put a pile of its publications online:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58271#.UHqs82d0YWl
www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/arts/design/t...life.html?ref=design

… and Charles Jones has culled links to those which would likely be of
interest to
readers of Explorator:

ancientworldonline.blogspot.ca/2012/10/m...rt-publications.html

Tracking HepB through the ages:

medicalxpress.com/news/2012-10-reveals-p...urney-hepatitis.html

Some ‘lost diaries’ and the ‘young Mona Lisa’ thing:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8970sp-us-art-monalisa-diaries/

A missing photo of Mahler may have been found:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/arts/music/a-...photo.html?ref=music

DNA apparently has a half-life:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn22359-dna...ng-fossil-bones.html

Coverage of the first meeting of the Jane Austen Society:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/09/books/jane-au...ooklyn.html?src=dayp

Review of Robert Kaplan, *The Revenge of Geography*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/07/books/review/...robert-d-kaplan.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Old City Jerusalem:

www.haaretz.com/travel-in-israel/tourist...lem.premium-1.468371

Siena:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/travel/36-...-in-siena-italy.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n42.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n43.html

Big bucks expected for a silver decadrachm from Akragas:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58261#.UHqvpGd0YWk

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Roma Caput Mundi:



Jomon Japan:

japandailypress.com/5000-year-old-pots-e...itish-museum-1115355
www.japantimes.co.jp/text/nn20121010f2.html

Bronze:

blogs.metro.co.uk/lifestyle/bronze-gets-sexy-royal-academy/

Durer to de Kooning:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/arts/design/d...ibrary.html?ref=arts

Faking It:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/arts/design/f...bition.html?ref=arts

Louis Tiffany and the Art of Devotion:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/arts/design/l...-art.html?ref=design

Commentary on some recent ‘Islamic Art’ auctions:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/13/arts/13iht-melikian13.html?ref=arts

Commentary on the role of the curator:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/11/arts/11iht-ra...ting11.html?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Da Vinci’s Demons:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/re...cis-demons/?ref=arts

Cyrano de Bergerac:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/10/12/theater/r...-hodge.html?ref=arts

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal

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OBITUARIES
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Rufus Fears:

www.nationalreview.com/corner/329745/rufus-fears-rip-john-hood
www.oudaily.com/news/2012/oct/07/j-rufus...fessor-year-dies-67/
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A sort of roundup of the latest genomic type research into Neanderthals:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10...sex-breeding-humans/
cf:
blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2012/10/...l-one-stop-shopping/

One of the mostly puzzlingly-written intros to a news piece I’ve read (and
it happens to do with Neanderthals):

phys.org/news/2012-10-eastern-eurasian-a...humans-featured.html

Interview with Jean-Jacques Hublin:

www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/article...ncestors-3946613.php

More on Neanderthals and humans coexisting in Israel:

zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/neandert...n-israel_803162.html
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AFRICA
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Latest destruction in Morocco involves some Neolithic petroglyphs:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...79c6c7aa83c20199.261
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Overviewish thing on the dig at Tel el Hammam:

www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2012/10/19...l-World.aspx#Article

Hype for a conference about recent finds in Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=288464

Nice feature on Petra:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/a-861876.html
abcnews.go.com/International/atlantis-sa...ra/story?id=17520115

Feature on the excavations at Hattusas:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/history-of-hat...=32392&NewsCatID=375

Tracing olive trees in the Garden of Gethsemane back to the time of Jesus:

phys.org/news/2012-10-jerusalem-olive-trees-linked-christ.html


Egypt is trying to stop an auction of antiquities in the UK (not much
detail):

www.egyptindependent.com/news/ministry-c...egyptian-antiquities

Not sure if this is new or not … the creation of an Iraq-Italy cultural
centre
in Iraq:

al-shorfa.com/en_GB/articles/meii/newsbr...2/10/15/newsbrief-03

Latest damage in Syria:

world.time.com/2012/10/15/landmark-mosqu...-burned-in-fighting/

Latest on the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife thing (nothing really new):

www.livescience.com/24139-gospel-of-jesu...henticity-tests.html
news.discovery.com/history/jesus-wife-papyrus-121020.html

Latest in the Temple Mount saga:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/252220

More on UChicago’s Demotic dictionary:



More on the opening of the Serapeum:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/tour-bulls-tombs
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Practice Latin, feed the world:

freerice.com/frapi/category_selected/1797185

Tomb raiders lead Italian officials to an apparent shrine of Juno:

www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/18434...aeological-find.html

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of some Roman burials … by a cat:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/18/cat...r-old-roman-catacomb
www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/10/19/Anci.../UPI-38011350675303/
news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/cat-leads-...ruins-211428133.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/18/rome-t...rthed_n_1980901.html
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/feline-in...ns-article-1.1188325

Suggestion that Alexandria was aligned to mark Alexander the Great’s
birthday:

www.livescience.com/23994-ancient-city-alexandria-sun.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-archaeoastronomers...align-alexander.html
news.discovery.com/history/egypt-alexand...stronomy-121016.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
world.greekreporter.com/2012/10/18/alxan...with-the-rising-sun/

Sundial from Chalkidiki:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/10/17/old-...found-in-chalkidiki/

Did Roman girls giggle?:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/1...e-romans-giggle.html

The subliminal messages of Roman mosaics in Spain:

phys.org/news/2012-10-romans-greek-myths...cs-civilization.html
www.sciencecodex.com/the_romans_used_gre..._civilization-100103

Thracian site found during highway construction near Dren:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=144276

… and a Roman mosaic from downtown Sofia:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=144160

… and a lamp from Dueltum:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/10/14/archaeology-an...-deultum-roman-site/

A hoard of Roman solidi found near St Alban’s are going on display:

phys.org/news/2012-10-english-city-roman-gold-coins.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-19986855
www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/9987939.Ro..._found_in_St_Albans/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2218640...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.hemeltoday.co.uk/news/local/first-ti...th-100-000-1-4379649
abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/f...oman-era-gold-coins/

A possibly-previously-purloined head of Agrippina the younger was recovered:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/an...y-italian-officials/
www.ottawacitizen.com/entertainment/Anci...t/7413531/story.html
www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/18/us-it...dUSBRE89H0JB20121018
abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2012/10/f...oman-era-gold-coins/

… but it might not be Agrippina:

www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/18440...-superintendent.html

The UW Madison folks are heading to Troy:

www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57535128/ar...lan-new-dig-at-troy/
phys.org/news/2012-10-uw-madison-archaeologists-mount-troy.html
www.livescience.com/24003-archaeologists...new-dig-at-troy.html

What Dwight Castro is up to:

www.wcn247.com/classics-professor-reveal...2930948#.UIPh22d0YWk
What Gregory Aldrete is up to:

news.uwgb.edu/log-news/faculty-staff/10/15/aldrete-new-book/

What Kristin Vines is up to:

www.chattanoogan.com/2012/10/19/236703/B...t-World-Fencing.aspx

Marking the 60th anniversary of the decipherment of Linear B:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/cracking-the...inear-b-60-years-on/

Learning from Cato:

www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-goodman/cato-...esses_b_1986735.html

American tourists apparently are smuggling a lot out of FYROM:

macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/22062/2/

More coverage of the purported discovery of the tomb of Roxane:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/10/14/archaeology-to...e-great-reports-say/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Tomb found near Sweden’s ‘stonehenge’:

www.thelocal.se/43820/20121015/
news.discovery.com/history/sweden-stonehenge-tomb-121017.html

A Bronze Age ‘sauna’ from Assynt:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-19976653

Another interesting detail in that Richard III thing:

news.discovery.com/history/richard-iii-b...estroyed-121016.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-foot-grave.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121015085028.htm

Last week we mentioned the Ness of Brogdar excavations … they have
a dig diary online:

www.orkneyjar.com/archaeology/nessofbrodgar/

Finds from various periods underwater near Portimao:

www.theportugalnews.com/news/archaeologi...ns-in-portimao/27026
www.maritime-executive.com/article/arche...-remains-in-portimao

A 17th century shipwreck from Cadiz is going to be moved:

www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2012/10/...-shipwreck-in-cadiz/

Germany is trying to protect Baltic shipwrecks:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/germa...wrecks-a-861830.html

Top ten archaeological finds from Ireland:

www.irishcentral.com/roots/Top-ten-archa...HOTOS-174391661.html

Visit Stonehenge on Google Streetview:

maps.gstatic.com/m/streetview/?cbll=51.1...p=12,103.97,,0,-6.65

Review of Jane Gleeson-White, *Double Entry*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/double-entry-ven...g-jane-gleeson-white

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Building blocks for Angkor Wat were brought by canal:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628874....ped-in-by-canal.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/15/angkor...earth_n_1967927.html

Feature on Wang Anshi:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-19962432

A collection of old Korean tomes has been discovered:

m.yna.co.kr/mob2/en/contents_en.jsp?cid=...te=0100000000&mobile

More on pandaphagic prehistoric humans:

phys.org/news/2012-10-chinese-scientist-...oric-ate-pandas.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Possible evidence of a Viking outpost on Baffin Island:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10...-science-sutherland/

A major First Nations site along the Babine River in British Columbia:

www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/ancient...story-174896271.html

Still looking for remains of Fort Caroline:

jacksonville.com/news/metro/2012-10-14/s...search-fort-caroline

They’ve settled the dispute about where Francis Drake landed in
California:

www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Feds-end-...e-landed-3967549.php
www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Point-Rey...ing-site-3966058.php

Marking the end of the expedition associated with the Queen Anne’s Revenge:

www2.nbc17.com/news/2012/oct/19/divers-m...pedition-ar-2707952/

Interesting video of someone who witnessed Lincoln’s assassination:

news.discovery.com/history/witness-to-li...ee-video-121018.html

Feature on Brigham Young:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/21/books/review/...urner.html?ref=books

Review of Henry Wiencek, *Master of the Mountain*:

www.npr.org/2012/10/18/163025651/master-...liberty-then-slavery

More on Kennewick Man:

www.npr.org/2012/10/12/162795379/prehist...man-was-all-beefcake

cf:

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1427297 (2003)
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=1427095 (2003)
www.nytimes.com/2004/07/20/science/an-8-...ted=all&src=pm(2004)
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A dozen prehispanic burials from Nyarit:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58371

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
================================================================
Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-new/audi...s-from-archaeologica

Archaeonews Podcast:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-215

Videonews from The Archaeology Channel:

archaeologychannel.us/video-guide/video-news-from-tac-new

On the changing ‘voices’ of literature:

phys.org/news/2012-10-voices-older-liter...fferently-today.html

Feature on population changes over the past 100 000 years:

discovermagazine.com/2012/oct/100-000-ye...c-population-changes

… and a probably-related feature on pre-agricultural populations:

phys.org/news/2012-10-prehistoric-human-...ed-agricultural.html

Study of sediments from a Japanese lake is extending the range of
radiocarbon
dating:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/haog-asl101912.php
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/10...-radiocarbon-dating/
www.nature.com/news/core-sample-sends-ca...back-in-time-1.11622
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121018141834.htm
www.newscientist.com/article/dn22396-mud...GLOBAL%7Conline-news

Latest study on human lifespans:

medicalxpress.com/news/2012-10-big-rapid...-human-lifespan.html

A new technique for identifying bones which could be used for DNA analysis:

cen.acs.org/articles/90/web/2012/10/Meth...ge-Fossil-Bones.html

Trying to recreate the sound of a Baroque organ:

phys.org/news/2012-10-recapturing-baroque.html

Latests saints:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/opinion/sunda...-state-of-grace.html

Charles Darwin had a bad day:

www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/10/18/16...no-good-very-bad-day

Review of a book about Arthur Conan Doyle’s Arctic Adventure:

www.tnr.com/book/review/one-whale-too-many-arthur-conan-doyle
’s-arctic-adventure

Last season for Time Team:

pastpreservers.blogspot.co.il/2012/10/ti...n-tools-in-2013.html

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Rome (according to Lindsey Davis):

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-22175...ble-sights-Rome.html

Assorted Europe:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/travel/in-...ts-with-history.html

Plovidiv:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/travel/in-...r-east-of-italy.html

Spanish monasteries:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/travel/mon...opping-in-spain.html

Siena:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/10/14/travel/36-...taly.html?ref=travel
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Major art theft in the Netherlands:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/arts/design/k...er-theft-of-art.html
www.nytimes.com/aponline/2012/10/16/worl...ds-art-heist.html?hp
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/10/16/art...t_SS.html?ref=design
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...efc680b8d_story.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n43.html

… and the one that will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n44.html


n.b. there’s news of a gold coin hoard in the ‘Classics’ category ...

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
City of Gold: Tomb and Temple in Ancient Cyprus:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58436

Aphrodite:

austin.culturemap.com/newsdetail/10-10-1...tonio-museum-of-art/

Bronze:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/arts/20iht-melikian20.html

Body Beautiful in Ancient Greece:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=58376#.UIP3cGd0YWk

Manet:

phys.org/news/2012-10-facebook-manet-friends.html

Rise and Fall of Prohibition:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/arts/design/a...nter.html?ref=design

Mantegna to Matisse:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/arts/design/m...tion.html?ref=design

The Getty has purchased the Knoedler Gallery archive:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/arts/design/g...hive.html?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Pierrot Lunaire:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/19/arts/music/pi...arage.html?ref=music

Moscow Sretensky Monastery Choir:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/arts/music/mo...t-carnegie-hall.html

American Classical Orchestra:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/17/arts/music/am...-hall.html?ref=music

Followup to that Mahler photograph thing from last week:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/18/arts/music/ma...bergs.html?ref=music

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Frank Moore Cross:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/20/us/frank-moor...eter-dies-at-91.html
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archae...s/the-end-of-an-era/
asorblog.org/?p=3450&utm_source=rss&utm_...ross-an-appreciation

Maria Rosa Menocal:

news.yale.edu/2012/10/15/memoriam-mar-rosa-menocal
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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