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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Pondering who would win in a fight between neanderthalis and sapiens
sapiens:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/...nderthal-in-a-fight/
www.independent.co.uk/voices/iv-drip/nea...a-fight-8225608.html
www.slate.com/articles/health_and_scienc..._win_in_a_fight.html


Plenty of coverage for the evidence that early Australopithecines climbed
trees:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/1...inids-climbed-trees/
blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...s-abandon-the-trees/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10...ucy-scapula-science/
news.discovery.com/human/human-ancestor-...in-trees-121025.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-lucy-selam-species-climbed-trees.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/96...es-3m-years-ago.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/the-t...ts-head-8227025.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121025150353.htm

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/early-...selam_n_2018431.html

Scientists have created the ‘most accurate’ model of a Neanderthal yet,
they say:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20039010
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19960748
www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/20045779
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/neanderth...es-article-1.1191670

Latest research on the out-of-Africa thing:

news.stanford.edu/pr/2012/pr-genetic-hum...volution-102212.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/su-nsa102212.php
phys.org/news/2012-10-analysis-fuller-pi...human-expansion.html

A chat about the ‘humanness’ of Neanderthals:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/10/l...an-were-neander.html

On a dangerous time for early humans:

www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2012/10/22/16...-earth-in-70-000-b-c

I think we’ve had this cooking/larger brain story before:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/22/c...ed-human-brain-power
news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/10/r...feed-big-.html?rss=1
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AFRICA
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Not sure if we mentioned this Salafist destruction of petroglyphs in
Morocco last week:

news.ninemsn.com.au/entertainment/2012/1...ent-morocco-carvings
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of coverage for the ‘almost-decipherment’ of proto-Elamite:

www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2012/122210.html
news.discovery.com/history/oldest-writing-121023.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-technology-oldest-undeciphered.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19964786
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/10/23/rti_pro...amite_image_capture/

The UPenn Museum is showcasing mummy conservation:

www.cnbc.com/id/49502431/Penn_Museum_unw...f_mummy_conservation
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58483#.UI0VdWd0YWk
phys.org/news/2012-10-penn-museum-unwraps-mystery-mummy.html

The USask Museum of Antiquities is highlighting a ‘false door’ for
Hallowe’en:

www.thestarphoenix.com/travel/spooky+art...s/7441137/story.html

Feature on various ANE cultures as depicted in the movies:

www.cjnews.com/index.php?q=node/96026

Feature on the DSS:

www.huffingtonpost.com/john-j-collins/de...arned_b_1975155.html


Mosque construction in Saudi Arabia threatens Ottoman-era monuments:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...history-8228795.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Less coverage than I thought there’d be of recent (erotic) finds cataloged
by the PAS:

www.livescience.com/24298-roman-artifact...one-lovers-bust.html
news.yahoo.com/penis-shaped-bone-lovers-...roman-140347860.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/49569288/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Ratiaria (Bulgaria) is beset by looters:

www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...438c9745b5d5d08a4c5d
www.thestate.com/2012/10/26/2495999/loot...aria-of-ancient.html
www.foxnews.com/world/2012/10/26/treasur...destroying-cultural/

A Roman necropolis (?) from Somerset:

www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/most_imp...in_village_1_1666505

A very interesting dig in Izmir:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/izmir-presents...-western-region.aspx

Colorizing the Lovatelli Venus:

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/brin...reece-174841661.html


A followup to the site-of-Caesar’s-assassination thing:

www.todaysthv.com/news/article/232135/28...ogist-says-she-knows

Comparing Silvio Berlusconi to assorted Roman emperors:

www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/fal...history-8228751.html

Feature on Carthage:

www.livescience.com/24246-ancient-carthage.html

Feature on Celtic sacrifice in Galatia:

www.usatoday.com/story/tech/columnist/ve...ice-gordion/1661011/
Feature on assorted female oracles:

www.deseretnews.com/article/765612802/Ch...acles-as-divine.html

What we can learn from Classical Mythology:

www.huffingtonpost.com/pramit-chaudhuri/...allen_b_2026006.html

Camille Paglia on the Karyatids:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-07/six-he...807_member_173544744

Honours for Peter Krentz:

davidsonnews.net/blog/2012/10/27/college...essors-and-students/

Susan Prince tells us that Cynicism is good for you:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=16671
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/uoc-w102212.php
phys.org/news/2012-10-shortest-path-good-life-cynicism.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121022113558.htm

The Aphrodite exhibit in San Antonio is causing a bit of a kerfuffle:

www.kval.com/politics/Aphrodite-exhibit-...Texas-176037541.html
www.ksdk.com/news/article/344602/28/Some...-sculpture-offensive

On the legacy of imperialism in Rome:

www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentator...in-rome-8219905.html

Can’t remember if I mentioned this thing on orchids in Ancient Rome
last week:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2012/10/c...he-orchid-chief.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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6500 years b.p. pottery from the Ibeian peninsula:

www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2012/10/106.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-ancient-pottery-pr...igurine-iberian.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121026084641.htm

Remains dating back to the 6th millennium B.C. from Armenia:

armenpress.am/eng/news/697250/rare-findi...t-in-masis-hill.html


The Priddy Stone Circles vandals gets his come uppance:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-20096114

Rethinking some Viking-related burials in Wales:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20072974

How Vikings fought (apparently):

news.discovery.com/history/how-vikings-r...ee-video-121025.html

Another suggestion for the site of the Battle of Hastings:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...d-in-this-field.html

Remains of Northampton’s medieval castle are found beneath a
car park:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-20051295

The Richard III’s bones thing is turning into a bit of a saga:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58576
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-20083683

… and Henry I is the next on the list to be found, perhaps:

www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2012/oct/25/...ings-ugly-vegetables

Feature on dysentry epidemics in the 1700s and 1800s:

medicalxpress.com/news/2012-10-dysentery...mic-1700s-1800s.html

An Academic Minute on the UK’s oldest cave art:

wamc.org/post/dr-george-nash-university-...-cave-art-discovered

More on that ‘Swedish Stonehenge’ burial:

news.yahoo.com/swedish-stonehenge-stone-...glish-133226557.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Remains of a temple dating to the 13th-15th centuries from Bali:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58575
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...ed-in-Indonesia.html

Nice slide show of the first ‘best selling’ book about India:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-20038986

That Nazi-looted Buddha statue we mentioned a week or so ago might
actually be fake:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/24/n...ha-statue-space-fake

This week’s genome news focuses on the Ancient New Zealanders:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121022162552.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-10/uoo-cmg101912.php

On Cambodia’s tussle with Sotheby’s over antiquities:

www.npr.org/2012/10/23/163007250/cambodi...tle-over-antiquities

More on the building blocks at Angkor Wat:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628874....ped-in-by-canal.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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Evidence of a ‘bear cult’ in Northern Canada?:

sciencenordic.com/mysterious-bear-figuri...affle-archaeologists

Work on reservoirs in upstate New York has turned up plenty of
Native American artifacts:

www.timesunion.com/news/article/NYC-rese...an-tools-3969746.php


A 19th century shipwreck near Oswego:

www.democratandchronicle.com/article/201...8/RSS?nclick_check=1
www.pressconnects.com/article/20121025/N...text%7CFRONTPAGE%7Cp

… and one from the Channel Islands:

www.maritime-executive.com/article/histo...-the-channel-islands
oceanservice.noaa.gov/news/weeklynews/oc...cinms-shipwreck.html
phys.org/news/2012-10-historic-shipwreck-channel-islands.html

Studying the Native American diet:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121024093000.htm

Nice feature on Head-Smashed-In:

www.dailykos.com/story/2012/10/21/114784...d-Smashed-In-Alberta

Feature on a Frank Lloyd Wright home:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/us/phoenix-bu...ider.html?ref=design

Pondering the Armory Show:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/28/arts/artsspec...-armory-show.html?hp

Feature on the restoration of the oldest synagogue in Queens:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/nyregion/cong...and-rededicated.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A tomb which belong to someone dubbed Kutz Chman might be
the oldest Maya tomb found in Guatemala:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-20091121
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58550
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/10/25/guatem...-tomb_n_2019460.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...42feb3224229d9ee27bb
phys.org/news/2012-10-guatemala-excavate...rly-mayan-ruler.html


The US returned a pile of antiquities to Mexico:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58547
www.kpbs.org/news/2012/oct/26/us-returns...-antiquities-mexico/
www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=618606&CategoryId=14091
phys.org/news/2012-10-archaeological-relics-mexico.html
news.yahoo.com/us-return-4-000-archaeolo...exico-071810273.html
www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/10/25/us/25...co-artifacts.html?hp

… and Peru has recovered a pile as well:

www.peruviantimes.com/25/peru-recovers-2...st-five-years/17294/

Using DNA to track the Aztec conquest:

www.nature.com/news/the-dna-of-aztec-conquest-1.11649

Modern-day Maya are tired of all the doomsday stuff:

phys.org/news/2012-10-maya-demand-doomsday-myth.html

cf: news.xinhuanet.com/english/culture/2012-10/27/c_123877071.htm

More on that burnt floor eclipse reference at Panhu:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=58512
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-h...ispanico-por-eclipse

More on ‘walking’ Easter Island statuary:

news.discovery.com/history/easter-island...s-walked-121025.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/audnews20121021.mp3


Google seems to be bringing all its cultural projects under one umbrella:

www.google.com/culturalinstitute/about/

They’ve recovered and digitized the earliest ‘playable’ Edison recording:

phys.org/news/2012-10-soundtrack-history...-audio-unveiled.html
www.startribune.com/lifestyle/175737881.html

A lost Beethoven hymn has been found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20070588

Feature on blue through the centuries:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/23/science/blue-...ter.html?ref=science

Using technology to study diseases in bones:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121022162554.htm

On the role of grandmothers in human survival:

phys.org/news/2012-10-grandmas-humans-longer.html

A Picasso under a Picasso?:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/arts/design/u...ting.html?ref=design

Review of David Skinner, *The Story of Ain’t*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/books/the-sto...inner.html?ref=books

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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Feature on Ukraine’s black market in antiquities:

www.theepochtimes.com/n2/world/black-mar...-ukraine-306349.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_v15n44.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n45.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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A Day in Pompeii:

blogs.westword.com/showandtell/2012/10/f...t_romans_pompeii.php

Pompeii (BM):

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-22202...-British-Museum.html

Doctors, Dissection, and Resurrection Men:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-19965486

Theodore Roosevelt:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/arts/design/t...tory.html?ref=design

Another feature on the ‘touch’ museum at UPenn:

www.philly.com/philly/news/pennsylvania/..._at_Penn_Museum.html

A Picasso vandal gets his own show?:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/pi...ts-his-own-art-show/

Feature on the Scream:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/arts/design/e...m-of-modern-art.html

Pre-Columbian Art and Byzantine jewellery coming to auction:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/arts/design/c...zantine-jewelry.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Lord Nelson’s Mass:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/arts/music/ke...-mass.html?ref=music

The Flute King:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/arts/music/be...-hall.html?ref=music

The Tempest:

www.nytimes.com/video/2012/10/24/arts/mu...mpest.html?ref=music
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/10/24/art...mpest.html?ref=music
www.nytimes.com/2012/10/25/arts/music/an...debut.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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Jacques Barzun:

www.nytimes.com/2012/10/26/arts/jacques-...lar-dies-at-104.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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John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
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Richard C. Griffiths,and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses thisweek (as
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Trust v. lust as a motive for homo erectus/ergaster handaxes?:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-11/uoy-pa112112.php
scienceblog.com/57898/trust-provides-answer-to-handaxe-enigma/
phys.org/news/2012-11-handaxe-enigma.html

On the role of fire in human development:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Fi...appen-179730221.html

A top seven list of hominid discoveries from Tanzania:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/1...eries-from-tanzania/

John Noble Wilford on those South African microliths:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/13/science/evide...avior-in-africa.html


More on early hominids as mariners in the Mediterranean:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/11/22/early-...anean_n_2165688.html

More on grass-eating australopithecines:

www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-feature...-abandon-the-forests
news.discovery.com/human/early-human-anc...te-grass-121112.html

More on earlier use of spears:

www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/16/stone_s..._shown_used_earlier/
www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/science/hunte...ago.html?ref=science
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Merneptah’s tomb in Luxor has reopened:

allafrica.com/stories/201211240283.html

… as has Tut’s (is that file footage with Zahi or new?):

www.guardian.co.uk/science/video/2012/no...-egypt-tourism-video

… although this account of the replica tomb of Tut is rather more
interesting:

www.euronews.com/2012/11/19/tutankhamon-tomb-recreation/


And in case you were wondering what’s going on at the Ministry of
Antquities:

dailynewsegypt.com/2012/11/19/ministry-o...violently-dispersed/


Applying ‘network science’ to Egyptology:

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0050382

Feature on Egypt and the Louvre:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/58...ssion-for-Egypt.aspx

New Zealand returned a couple of items to Egypt:

allafrica.com/stories/201211240288.html

Israel’s museums are moving artifacts into hiding:

www.boston.com/travel/destinations/2012/...vze9MYpWL/story.html

More on that virtual mummy autopsy:

www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/virtual-autopsy-...s-murdered-1.1045424
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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This big news this week involves arrests and recovery in the Olympia Museum
theft a while back:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20483275
www.abc.net.au/news/2012-11-25/suspect-t...er-policeman/4390770
ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_24/11/2012_471481
www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/24/us-gr...dUSBRE8AN08H20121124

A Hellenistic statue from a wall in Izmir:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-woman-...d-in-metropolis.aspx

A Roman cemetery from Somerset:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-20386002

Concerns for the Cloaca Maxima:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...r-of-collapsing.html

First word of things currently being found on the wreck of the Mentor:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/11/20/gree...on-mentor-shipwreck/

Mary Beard ponders Pompeii:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20407286

… with some followup thoughts:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/1...ng-the-classics.html

10 innovations that helped Rome:

www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-in...t-built-ancient-rome

Folks will want to know about this massive open online course:

phys.org/news/2012-11-frontier-scaling-o...-classes-credit.html

Feature on the Antikythera Mechanism:

www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston...-secrets-4063828.php
www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston...yielding-4063828.php

Feature on Hobbitus Ille:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/features/20...6/1224326660945.html

Apparently a decades-old theory about Odysseus reaching North America is
news:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/11/22/u-s-...ses-reached-america/

… and some guy is looking for the tomb of Alexander:

www.rferl.org/content/macedonia-alexande...logist/24776548.html

More on Herculaneum as a model site:

www.chinadaily.com.cn/sunday/2012-11/25/content_15955971.htm

More on Roman giants:

phys.org/news/2012-11-paleopathologist-g...-roman-skeleton.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 for Neolithic nomads in Merseyside:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/nov/19/s...merseyside-dwellings

… in a similar vein:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...-near-Liverpool.html
www.champnews.com/newsstory.aspx?story=3032753

Viking settlers in Greenland ate plenty of seals:

phys.org/news/2012-11-greenland-viking-settlers-gorged.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-11/uoc-gvs111912.php

Feature on the search for ‘Doggerland’:

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2012/12/doggerland/spinney-text

They’ve exhumed Giovanni di Medici:

news.discovery.com/history/medici-legend...rfaces-20121122.html

Mexican silver made its way into English coins:

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3466...t_into_English_coins

A parish is auctioning off a medieval chalice to pay for roof repairs:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2237337...ch-roof-repairs.html

Funding for the Battle of Flodden project:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-20399215

We’ll get results on the Richard III thing in January:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-20391935

… and they’re arguing again about RIII’s legacy:

www.chron.com/news/article/UK-find-reviv...rd-III-s-4063881.php
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/in-e...af208bf23_story.html

They’re going to be trying to figure out George’s madness too:

phys.org/news/2012-11-methods-unveil-truth-madness-king.html

More on that oldest dwelling on the Forth:

www.scotsman.com/news/environment/archae...h-crossing-1-2643154
www.latercera.com/noticia/mundo/bbc-mund...-de-hace-10000.shtml

More on the tsunami in Lake Geneva:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/science/earth...yes.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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Plenty of interest in those burials from Swat this week:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59133#.ULIiLO9qNOM
www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asia...view/1239179/1/.html
phys.org/news/2012-11-ancient-tombs-pakistan-swat.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-tombs-discover...-swat-074617025.html

Somewhat vague accounts of cannons being found during Metro
construction in Bangalore:

www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_second...e-metro-site_1769007
www.dnaindia.com/bangalore/report_cannon...in-bangalore_1768425

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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Big news this week seems to be the theft of petroglyphs (!) from
California’s
Volcanic Tablelands:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-20404856
usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/11/19/1528...deral-officials?lite
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/ancient-rock...erra-nevada-17761369
www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-petrogl...1119,0,6886011.story
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/an...lifornia/?ref=design

Remains of a Fort Ancient culture village located:

news.cincinnati.com/article/20121116/NEW...eck=1&nclick_check=1

Searching for old Tucson:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/garden/in-tuc...aries-knew.html?_r=0

Colonial-era remains from Mission San Juan:

www.chron.com/news/houston-texas/houston...-Antonio-4051732.php

Some pilgrim/Thanksgiving related fun:

frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11...ndly-fun/?ref=travel

The Library of Congress is planning a major Civil War exhibit:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2012/...s-civil-war/1724247/

Lecompton (Kansas) is trying to claim some credit for Lincoln’s success:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/us/lecompton-...n-lincolns-rise.html

Review of Jon Meacham, *Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/21/books/thomas-...acham.html?ref=books

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Feature on Huaca Prieta (Peru):

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...00-to-4000-years-ago

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 217:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-217

Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20121118.mp3

The head of the American Academy in Rome is stepping down:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/15/ch...tep-down/?ref=design


Can’t remember if we mentioned this cipher that revealed secret society
stuff:

www.wired.com/dangerroom/2012/11/ff-the-manuscript/all/

Interesting project identifying lost/misattributed works:

phys.org/news/2012-11-art-layers-lost.html

… and one on restoring Haiti paintings at Yale:

news.yale.edu/videos/many-layers-many-st...haiti-paintings-yale

On disabled figures in history:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20415127


Something about a project to scan a pile of documents in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/preserving...ogy.premium-1.479967

Feature on Athanasius Kircher:

www.npr.org/2012/11/18/165232992/a-far-o...nce-man?sc=17&f=1008

Studying wormholes in prints:

phys.org/news/2012-11-wormholes-centurie...-reveal-history.html

Studying sea level rise:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn22512-cav...o-sealevel-rise.html

Studying art through the eyes of a neurobiologist:
medicalxpress.com/news/2012-11-art-neurobiologist-eye.html

I guess something about the genetics of turkeys is apropos this week:

phys.org/news/2012-11-today-domestic-tur...ically-distinct.html

A follow-up to that carrier-pigeon-in-the-chimney story:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/world/europe/...phers.html?ref=world

Review of Bee Wilson, *Consider the Fork*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/books/review/...ilson.html?ref=books

Review of Roberto Calasso, *La Folie Baudelaire*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/books/review/...lasso.html?ref=books

Review of Shiela Hale, *Titian*:

www.npr.org/2012/11/21/164961831/in-titi...on-an-italian-master

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Little Jerusalem:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/travel/a-l...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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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 a Colonial Massachusetts coin from 1652:

www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/23/rare-coin-auctioned-off-for-430g/
www.newschannel9.com/template/inews_wire...wschannel9.com.shtml
www.theprovince.com/life/Rare+coin+from+...K/7601224/story.html

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n48.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n49.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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The Civil War and American Art:

www.eveningsun.com/news/ci_22057431/smit...r?source=most_viewed

Mummy - The Inside Story:

www.indianexpress.com/news/mummy-comes-to-mumbai/1035892/
economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/news-b...cleshow/17345018.cms

Alexander the Great (Sydney):

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-n...3dxiwe-1226522005349
www.smh.com.au/entertainment/art-and-des...-20121120-29o0f.html
news.ninemsn.com.au/entertainment/2012/1...reat-comes-to-sydney

media.theage.com.au/selections/alexander...-sydney-3816066.html
blogs.abc.net.au/nsw/2012/11/alexander-t...reat-god-or-man.html

Of Gods and Glamour:

burrridge.suntimes.com/entertainment/164...itute-galleries.html

DaVinci:

www.thisishullandeastriding.co.uk/Da-Vin...90-detail/story.html

Korean Buddhist Paintings:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=59036#.ULIvvO9qNOM

Extravagant Inventions:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/24/arts/24iht-melikian24.html?ref=arts


The English Prize:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/nyregion/a-re...-art.html?ref=design


The Boston MFA just opened a Gems and Jewelry of the Ancient Mediterranean
gallery:

www.metrowestdailynews.com/news/x3574101...g-from-way-back-when


New digs for the Parrish Art Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/18/nyregion/at-t...pace.html?ref=design

Charlie Chaplin’s hat and cane fetched a nice price:

www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/11/18/arts/...uction.html?ref=arts

That dispute with Sotheby’s over a Khmer statue is heating up:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/14/arts/design/s...atue.html?ref=design

Feature on the Palladio Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/22/arts/22iht-co...2.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Museum floor plans are added to Google Maps:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/up...or-plans/?ref=design

Christies is selling art associated with the Rockefellers:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/arts/design/c...ched.html?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Trojan Women:

www.bam.org/theater/2012/trojan-women?ut...ign=NextWaveFestival

Clemenza di Tito:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/20/arts/music/mo...-opera.html?ref=arts

White Light Festival:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/19/arts/dance/ma...r.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Academie Vocale de Paris:

www.france24.com/en/20121120-sacred-chor...acad%C3%A9mie-vocale


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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Joseph Blotner:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/23/books/joseph-...at-89.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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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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‘Rediscovery’ of some very old petroglyphs depicting a pharaoh:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/11...k-art-egypt-science/

Latest from Abu Sir:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/58...-discovered-in-.aspx

Feature on Karnak:

www.livescience.com/25184-karnak-temple.html

Feature on ancient Egyptian religion:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/373/47/Science-...red-and-mundane.aspx

Somewhat vague report on a road found near Bethsaida:

christiannews.net/2012/11/30/bethsaida-r...near-sea-of-galilee/

Plans to restore the Tifret Yisrael Synagogue:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/162656#.ULs83u_p6s0
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=293791

An update on the offshore exploration near Akko (shipwrecks!):

www.uri.edu/news/releases/?id=6478
www.livescience.com/25112-ancient-israel-shipwrecks.html
phys.org/news/2012-11-archaeologists-shi...nt-harbor-coast.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-11/uori-uia112812.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121128162207.htm

An aptly-named archaeologist from Harvard is heading a major survey/dig
in Iraq:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/11/ancient-iraq-revealed/
phys.org/news/2012-11-ancient-iraq-revea...ard-illuminates.html

They’ve found a pile of Byzantine shipwrecks in Istanbul:

www.npr.org/2012/11/30/166244488/in-ista...fleet-surfaces-again

The Tall el-Hammamm dig has a website:

www.tallelhammam.com/Tall_el_Hammam.html

Latest DNA study focuses on the origins of grapes in Anatolia:

phys.org/news/2012-11-dna-sleuth-wine-roots-anatolia.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...5306e60414f0fb4f.4c1

Also from Anatolia comes perhaps the vaguest ‘discovery’ description
I’ve ever read:

www.todayszaman.com/news-299676-historic...ring-sewer-work.html

Some SBL conference coverage:

chronicle.com/blogs/percolator/the-bible...rce=wb&utm_medium=en

… and ASOR coverage:

asorblog.org/?p=3548
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 3500 years b.p. “microbrewery” from Cyprus:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...vered-in-Cyprus.html
mancunianmatters.co.uk/content/29117021-...ts-discover-3500-yea

We’re hearing of another wall collapse at Pompeii:

www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2012/12/.../UPI-50971354393442/
www.herald.ie/news/pompeii-fears-as-wall-falls-3311751.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...5b5d97d99034307c.391
www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/24930...-of-bad-weather.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ses-after-heavy-rain

The dig at Paphos is revealing much about its theatre:

www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeological/archa...hos-theatre/20121127

An ancient handprint in a roof tile from Teesdale:

www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/teesdale-news/story,4493.html

Not quite sure where to put this one … the Alepotrypa Cave is being touted
as providing
inspiration for Greek ideas about Hades:

www.livescience.com/25091-greek-hades-cave-burial.html
news.yahoo.com/killer-cave-may-inspired-...hades-190558112.html

Another necropolis from Bulgaria:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=145551

Nice feature on the series of events that covered Pompeii:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/rosetta-sto...ow-pompeii-perished/

Feature on the Antonine Wall:

www.falkirkherald.co.uk/community/commun...-antiquity-1-2651700

The mithraeum beneath the Baths of Caracalla is being reopened to the
public:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ancient...+to+the+public/28073

A purloined piece of the Lydian Hoard is being returned:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/25/kin...ure-returning-turkey
www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...1126,0,3637673.story
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/25/kin...g-turkey?INTCMP=SRCH

Feature on ancient movie inaccuracies:

whatculture.com/film/5-disturbingly-comm...he-ancient-world.php

Some behind-the-scenes gossip from I, Claudius:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/life_an...oes-were-legion.html

… related:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/25/arts/televisi...versary-dvd-set.html

We’re hearing of a virtual Alexander the Great museum:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/11/23/virt...the-great-in-naousa/

Very interesting review of *The Swerve*:

lareviewofbooks.org/article.php?id=1217

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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On the diet of early Sicilians:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00749.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121128182945.htm
phys.org/news/2012-11-skeletons-cave-rev...rranean-secrets.html

Rethinking the timeline of Stonehenge’s construction:

www.livescience.com/25157-stonehenge-meg...timeline-enigma.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50029928/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Assorted significant medieval finds from Co Fermanagh:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-20540374
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...-finds-16244783.html
www.fermanagh.gov.uk/news.cfm?NewsID=171...=47&Category_Key=133
www.u.tv/News/Significant-finds-at-Ferma...4f-bdf7-2bff7a11ab98
www.kerryman.ie/breaking-news/national-n...crannog-3310263.html

An Anglo-Saxon brooch find by a metal detectorist is suggesting there is
a cremation burial in the area:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-20444385


Spain is showing off the artifacts from Nuestra Senora de las Mercedes:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20561014
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20561992 (video)
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59263
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/s...-shown-time-17844586

Some 400 years b.p. playing cards have been found:

www.foxnews.com/science/2012/11/30/400-y...reveal-royal-secret/
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50011520/ns/technol...ds-got-lost-shuffle/
news.yahoo.com/400-old-playing-cards-rev...ecret-155550393.html

A coin hoard associated with Henry VIII has been declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-20547476


Restoring earthquake-damaged treasures in Italy:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20447136

cf:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/arts/design/i...ding-from-storm.html

Latest on the Richard III thing:

www.npr.org/2012/11/29/166139921/remains...-be-king-richard-iii

More on Vikings eating seals in Greenland:

sciencenordic.com/greenlands-viking-sett...sted-seals-then-left

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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An engraved stone dating to 30 000 years b.p. has been found among
artifacts excavated in 1980 in Shuidonggou:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00755.html


A large palace complex has been found near Qin’s tomb:

www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/02/content_15977558.htm
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1094964/...ancient-palace-ruins
www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2012-12/01/content_15977113.htm

A major chariot + burial from China’s Spring and Autumn period:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3758

The sophisticated labour model of the Terracotta Warriors’ craftsmen:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...oyota-style-industry

On lead poisoning among the children of samurai:

blogs.discovermagazine.com/discoblog/201...gins%29#.ULtt0qzp6s0

More on that 3000 years b.p. cemetery from Swat:

www.npr.org/2012/12/02/166253606/in-paki...00-year-old-cemetery

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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Archaeologists want to excavate San Diego Royal Presidio:

www.ranchosantafereview.com/2012/11/29/a...elow-royal-presidio/


They’ve cracked Roger Williams’ code:

www.timesunion.com/news/science/article/...-cracked-4081262.php
bigstory.ap.org/article/code-used-foundi...ther-finally-cracked

A shipwreck off Key Largo has been identified:

www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-key...1128,0,6767592.story

A Norwegian team is documenting the remains of the Maud:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/story/2012/...th-maud-filming.html

They’re arguing about the Alamo again:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/us/in-texas-a...ws-at-the-alamo.html

The ‘other side’ of Thomas Jefferson:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/opinion/the-r...s-jefferson.html?hpw

… see also:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/books/henry-w...irks-historians.html


Review of Larry McMurtry, *Custer*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/books/review/...urtry.html?ref=books

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A find of a pile of Mayan clay balls are thought to have some cuisenary
purpose:

news.discovery.com/history/maya-clay-balls-121129.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50012113/ns/technol...cience/#.ULtdqKzp6s1

Feature on Mayan caves in the Yucatan:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/g...mexico-a-869940.html

Peru has opened an Incan oracle sanctuary to tourists:

phys.org/news/2012-11-peru-incan-oracle-sanctuary-tourists.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/peru-opens-incan-oracl...rists-184432660.html

Trying to save the Aztec language:

www.npr.org/2012/11/30/166260521/far-fro...aving-aztec-language

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/audnews20121125.mp3

ArchaeoNews podcast 218:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-218


A 1000 years b.p. Muslim ‘joke book’:

news.discovery.com/history/muslim-joke-b....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1


On the DNA front, Europeans and Native Americans are more closely related
than previously thought:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/11/121130151606.htm
phys.org/news/2012-11-native-americans-n...eans-previously.html

Learning from ancient poo:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20492507
phys.org/news/2012-11-biomarkers-prehist...man-feces-track.html

Pondering the spate of recent exhumations:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/opinion/the-r...emc=edit_th_20121128

The Vatican is trying to fund restoration efforts with stamps:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/va...toration/?ref=design

Accounting for an 8th century C14 spike:

phys.org/news/2012-11-sun-source-eighth-...arlemagne-event.html

Violence has been on the decline for the past millennium, apparently:

phys.org/news/2012-11-patterns-violence-millennium.html

Charles Jennens’ role in Handel’s success:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8as1ih-us-handel-messiah/

Recreating the image of Fahrenheit:

phys.org/news/2012-11-scientists-virtual...rait-fahrenheit.html

Folks might be interested in the ‘differentiated tuition’ thing in Florida:

www.insidehighered.com/news/2012/11/26/u...differential-tuition

Interesting letter of Napoleon coming to auction:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59230#.ULthnKzp6s0
bigstory.ap.org/article/napoleons-secret...-kremlin-letter-sale

Indian aid to England in the 19th century:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20498306

Not really within our purview, but I think we mentioned these buried
Spitfires
in Burma before:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20515659

Stacy Schiff on writing biography:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/24...f-the-biographer/?hp

What we learn from holes in art prints:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/science/holes...ope.html?ref=science

Review(ish) of John Ross, *Shakespeare’s Tremor and Orwell’s Cough*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/health/woe-is...ters.html?ref=health

Review of Arthur Conan Doyle, *Dangerous Work*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/books/review/...diary.html?ref=books

Review of Ronald Hendel, *The Book of Genesis: A biography*:

www.insidehighered.com/views/2012/11/28/...ok-genesis-biography

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Rome:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...me-by-Valentino.html

Deogyusan National Park:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/travel/alo...in-spirits.html?_r=0

O’Keeffe’s Hawaii:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/travel/geo...okeeffes-hawaii.html

Q Station:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/travel/a-w...past.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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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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A hoard of Byzantine coins from Tel Kuf al-Ghurf:

allafrica.com/stories/201211280383.html

Roman hoard from Plovdiv:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/11/28/archaeology-40...n-bulgarias-plovdiv/

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n49.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n50.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:

www.news.com.au/news/discover-why-alexan...ejnnql-1226527351187
southern-courier.whereilive.com.au/news/...the-great-uncovered/

Rosso Fiorentino:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/arts/design/r...ibrary.html?ref=arts

Roads of Arabia:

www.voanews.com/content/saudi-arabias-pr...evealed/1555885.html

Three Judaica/Hebraica exhibitions:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...094932986256770.html

Matisse:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/arts/design/m....html?pagewanted=all

The Cyrus Cylinder is heading to the US:

www.payvand.com/news/12/nov/1258.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59205#.ULto46zp6s0
www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...21127,0,578584.story
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20508195
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/a-...ted-states/?ref=arts

It claims to be a centennial, but isn’t really:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/arts/design/w...-1930s.html?ref=arts

Nice account of the auction of antiquities from the Galerie Samarcande:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/arts/01iht-melikian01.html?ref=arts

Planning the Whitney biennial:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/arts/design/w...-plans.html?ref=arts

Feature on the Liria Palace’s collection:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/29/arts/29iht-alba29.html?ref=arts

Assorted arts tidbits:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/arts/design/p...naries.html?ref=arts

Review of Camille Paglia, *Glittering Images*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/books/review/...aglia.html?ref=books
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Trojan Women:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/theater/r...stival.html?ref=arts

Twelfth Night:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/28/arts/28iht-lon28.html?ref=arts

Tempest:

www.nytimes.com/2012/11/30/arts/dance/th...-joyce.html?ref=arts

Then She Fell:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/12/01/theater/r...tal-in-brooklyn.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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DON'T EAT THAT, ELMER
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Haven't really felt a need for this section for a while, but
all of a sudden ... first, we have news outlets talking about Bigfoot
and human DNA:

www.livescience.com/25047-bigfoot-dna-human-ancestor.html
news.discovery.com/human/bigfoot-genetic-test-121127.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2012/11/28/bigfoot_dna_analysis/

... and writing features about the Yeti


... then we have the North Koreans talking about a Unicorn's lair
find (with assorted spins being put on it by western media):

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241163...ancient-kingdom.html
www.lbc.co.uk/north-korea-researchers-find-unicorn-lair-63739
news.sky.com/story/1019118/north-korea-r...rs-find-unicorn-lair
www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/11/30/...orn-lair?ft=1&f=1001


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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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and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses thisweek (as always hoping
I have left no one out).

Happy Hannukah for those of you who are celebrating ...
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On why it is difficult to prove one way or another that whole
‘interbreeding’ thing:

www.livescience.com/25361-monkeys-show-w...n-interbreeding.html
phys.org/news/2012-12-howler-monkeys-rol...rbreeding-human.html

… even so, we are getting reports of those whom Neanderthals
*didn’t* interbreed with:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml


This one seems to be hype for an upcoming exhibition of some sort …
feature on the skills of early humans in regards to art:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/09/i...ition-british-museum

Perhaps related to the above … artists such as those who made Lascaux were
“more accurate” than their more modern counterparts, apparently:

uk.news.yahoo.com/cave-art-animals-more-accurate-223204966.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59395#.UMR6z6xqPrE
phys.org/news/2012-12-cavemen-animals-modern-artists.html

A somewhat (?) different spin on those points from South Africa:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/uotw-ahs120512.php
phys.org/news/2012-12-africa-homo-sapiens-techies.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Fifthy Dynasty statuary from Abusir:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/58...-discovered-in-.aspx


Some Ptolemaic lions from the Fayum:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/59...rthed-in-Fayoum.aspx
latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/...tues-found-in-egypt/
www.africareview.com/Arts-and-Culture/Gr.../r5p2ks/-/index.html

They’ve reassembled Merneptah’s huge sarcophagus:

www.livescience.com/25282-largest-egyptian-sarcophagus.html
www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57557584/la...cophagus-identified/
news.discovery.com/history/largest-egypt...entified-121206.html

Quite a bit of Nefertiti news this week marking the 100th year of her
discovery… first, a major feature in Spiegel:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/n...opens-a-870731.html\

… and an account of the expected exhibition:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59396#.UMSEZKxqPrE
www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/world/middlee...-story.html?ref=arts


… and the story of the Jewish philanthropist who funded the expedition that
found her:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...e-nazis-8382305.html

Feature on a wine vessel from Tell Kabri:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/ancient-wi...ets.premium-1.483537

On the role of drought in the demise of the Sumerian language:

www.livescience.com/25221-drought-killed-sumerian-language.html
news.yahoo.com/drought-may-killed-sumeri...guage-165436243.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/04/sumeri...hange_n_2238058.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-20594096

Very interesting project to replicate an statue from Yorghan Tepe:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2012/12/a...t-statue-re-created/

The Orpheus Mosaic is returning to Turkey:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/03/da...rn-mosaic-to-turkey/
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkey-gets-mo...=36098&NewsCatID=375

… while Turkey is trying a different tactic to get the Mausoleum of
Halicarnassus
back from the BM:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/dec/08/t...um-sculptures-rights

Feature on the ‘first Jewish Hellenist’:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=295142

Urbanization threatens sites in Jordan:

jordantimes.com/jordans-heritage-sites-t...ened-by-urbanisation

Iraq busted a couple of smugglers:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/10/23/245487.html

More on those Byzantine shipwrecks from Istanbul:

www.kplu.org/post/istanbul-byzantine-era-fleet-surfaces-again
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A very interesting Iron Age/Roman helmet find from near Canterbury:

www.canterburytrust.co.uk/trust-blog/late-iron-age-helmet/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-20594096
www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-us...dUSBRE8B31AR20121204
www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20her...rchaeology/art411288
www.itv.com/news/meridian/story/2012-12-04/roman-treasure/
www.kent.ac.uk/news/stories/IronAgeHelmet/2012

… which was a highlight of the recent PAS report:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/03/detect...teur-treasure-troves


Claims of evidence of the first ‘tartan’ on a statue from Timgad:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20579219
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/fi...man-emperor.19587198
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/earl...man-statue-1-2674415

… cf:
adrianmurdoch.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012...an-statue-er-no.html


That so-called ‘gladiator tomb’ is going to be reburied:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/09/gla...tomb-italy-austerity
news.discovery.com/history/gladiator-tomb-reburied-121204.html

A CNRS team has located the original port of Rome:

www2.cnrs.fr/presse/communique/2917.htm (French)
phys.org/news/2012-12-lost-port-ancient-rome.html

Clues about ancient Roman vineyards from a dig in the Chianti region:

phys.org/news/2012-12-classics-professor...eological-clues.html

A mystery item from Norwich:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-20548502

Plenty of coverage of a bust which recovered a sphinx:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20627391
www.itn.co.uk/And%20Finally/63404/stolen...-found-in-greenhouse
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=59398
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4dfab8e8f216474420c2

The philology program at the University of Patras is threatened …
here’s the link to a petition:

www.change.org/petitions/department-of-p...-stop-its-relocation

Some press attention for the Homer Multitext Project:

news.holycross.edu/blog/2012/12/05/holy-...or-project-on-homer/

A digital version of the Archimedes Palimpsest is online:

usa.greekreporter.com/2012/12/02/the-arc...sest-now-on-the-web/

… and UCL will be digitizing some Greek manuscripts:

www.ucl.ac.uk/news/news-articles/1211/29...tavros-niarchos-gift


Spoken Latin at AMU:

www.gyrenegazette.com/2012/11/dead-or-alive-they-say-alive/

The 40th anniversary edition of Cloelia is available:

wccaucus.org/blog/cloelia-n-s-2-fall-2012-available/

A somewhat ‘meh’ feature on the Delphic Oracle:

io9.com/5965349/what-really-caused-the-o...utter-mad-prophesies
news.discovery.com/history/how-did-the-o...ophesize-121205.html

Roman reenactment in Burbank:

www.burbankleader.com/entertainment/tn-b...-did,0,7129589.story

The UOttawa is showing off its replica collection:

canada.greekreporter.com/2012/12/03/disc...greek-art-in-ottawa/

A followup to the ‘cat colony in Rome’ story:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...1f681c11f209a379.8b1
www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world...-cat-colony-20121205

… in case you missed the backstory:

www.npr.org/2012/12/04/166067815/cat-fig...closure?sc=17&f=1001

More on that ‘microbrewery’ on Cyprus:

www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeologists/bronz...y-unearthed/20121202

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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Overviewish thing on items reported to the PAS this year:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...reasure-hunters.html
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2012/dec/03/detect...teur-treasure-troves

Another interesting item associated with Richard III:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9718849/Boar...rd-III-detected.html

… and the latest developments in the Richard III dig:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-20568506


A St Ursula badge find:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-20630397

On the environmental effects of the Baltic Crusades:

www.livescience.com/25302-baltic-crusade...ion-extinctions.html

Honours for the University of York’s department of Archaeology:

www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2012...ty/archaeology-year/

An 18th century chateau ‘razed by mistake’:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2012/12/..._18th-century_f.html

The Lacock Cup is being sold to the BM:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-20595062

Spain is chasing Odyssey Marine type treasure hunters away:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2012/12/07/ac...54892665_998150.html

Review of Barry Cunliffe, *Britain Begins*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/dec/07/bri...arry-cunliffe-review

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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The US has seized a pile of antiquities taken from assorted temples in
India:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/au...from-indian-temples/
www.gsnmagazine.com/node/27974?c=border_security

Pondering whether Tamerlane was actually ‘lame’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20538810

Learning from Maori cooking stones:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20520454

More on that palace found at Xi’an:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/03/chi...lace-terracotta-army

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 Lake Huron shipwreck find:

www.mlive.com/news/bay-city/index.ssf/20...k_lake_huron_di.html
www.dailytribune.com/article/20121204/NE...teamer-in-lake-huron
www.wsbt.com/news/wsbt-shipwreck-hunter-...1204,0,3926172.story

Road construction near Windsor (Ontario) reveals an archaeologically
signficant
site of some sort:

blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/12/03/archeol...road-expansion-site/

Looting/desecration of a Native American burial site in Arizona:

www.phoenixnewtimes.com/2012-11-29/news/...-site-causes-uproar/

Review of John Meacham, *Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/thomas-jefferson...lution-henry-wiencek

Review of Kevin Phillips, *1775*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/books/review/...llips.html?ref=books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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As ‘the day’ approaches, I’m sure we’ll be hearing more about the Mayan
calendar … here’s
an Academic Minute on same:

wamc.org/post/dr-david-stuart-university...ustin-mayan-calendar

Poking around caves in the Yucatan (this might be a repeat):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=59414#.UMScX6xqPrF
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2241967...catan-Peninsula.html

The Ciudad Perdida site has a webpage:

www.ifrglobal.org/programs/current/colombia-ciudad-perdida

And the most popular discovery of 2012 is …:

pbn.com/Brown-discovery-named-most-popul...2012-by-NatGeo,84799

More on those clay balls used in Mayan cooking:

news.discovery.com/history/maya-clay-balls-121129.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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Audionews from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews2012122.mp3

Plenty of coverage of a genomic study of the Romani:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/07/gyp...-europe-1500-genetic
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121206121940.htm
phys.org/news/2012-12-european-romani-exodus-began-years.html
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982212012602
www.livescience.com/25294-origin-romani-people.html?cid=dlvr.it
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...tic-study-shows.html

Restoration of a Jacopo da Pontormo altarpiece revealed a drawing of
some sort:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in..._modo=1#.UMSdOKxqPrF

Suggestion that English derives from Scandinavia:

phys.org/news/2012-12-professors-english...ves-scandinavia.html

They’ve brought back ‘the Battle of Anghiari’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-20571213

Napoleon is to blame for our sugar addiction, apparently:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/...-addiction-to-sugar/

A new way to protect limestone buildings:

phys.org/news/2012-12-historic-limestone.html

UExeter is making a medieval manuscript app:

www.exeter.ac.uk/news/research/title_238712_en.html

Trying to figure out who was behind the Piltdown Man thing:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/evolution/97...nd-Piltdown-Man.html

Another Google Earth mystery solved:

phys.org/news/2012-12-pacific-island-riddle.html

Missing words from the OED:

www.onthemedia.org/2012/dec/07/oed-and-case-missing-words/

Interesting podcast about the Victorian cadaver trade:

www.historyextra.com/podcast/6th-december-2012

On perceptions of early tea drinkers:

phys.org/news/2012-12-kettle-tea-drinker...d-irresponsible.html

NY Times best books of 2012:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/books/review/...-2012.html?ref=books

Review of a book about Dickens’ children:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/books/robert-...ldren.html?ref=books

More on cracking founding fathers’ code:

bigstory.ap.org/article/code-used-foundi...ther-finally-cracked

More on that 8th century ‘radiation event’:

arstechnica.com/science/2012/12/mysterio...tle-less-mysterious/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Archaeotourism (more or less) in Israel:

www.timesofisrael.com/digging-deep-archeology-for-everyone/
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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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Roman coins found at St Alban’s are going on display:

www.stalbansreview.co.uk/news/10094315.R...y_in_British_Museum/

The latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n50.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n51.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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Princesses of the Mediterranean:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/12/05/prin...807_member_192934327

Bernini: Sculpting in Clay:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/08/arts/08iht-me...8.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Tea with Nefertiti:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/06/world/middlee...-story.html?ref=arts
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...cc294314b84c48d4.1e1

Huma Bhabha:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/arts/design/h...-ps1.html?ref=design

Big bucks for a Raphael:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/arts/07iht-melikian07.html?ref=arts

National Geographic auctioned off some of its items:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/na...reasures/?ref=design

Review of John Updike, *Always Looking*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/02/books/review/...dike.html?ref=design

Celebrating the UPenn Museum’s 125th:

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2012/12/06/pen...ogy-turns-125-today/
www.nytimes.com/2012/12/05/us/penn-museu...r-public-appeal.html

Yale’s art gallery has undergone renovations:

www.nhregister.com/articles/2012/12/04/n...6649a1d473343254.txt
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Oresteia:

hollywood.greekreporter.com/2012/12/05/a...-stage-in-hollywood/

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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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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Getting plenty of press this week is a facial reconstruction of homo
floresiensis:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...rtlingly-humanlike/#
www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/shes-...-20121210-2b4gf.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...mo-floresiensis.html
phys.org/news/2012-12-flores-hobbit-revealed.html
www.theage.com.au/technology/sci-tech/sh...-20121210-2b4gf.html
m.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/shes-no...-20121210-2b4gf.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/15/real-...obbit-face-revealed/

… and they’re trying to find out who was behind the Piltdown Man thing:

www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/13/histo...es-under-microscope/
phys.org/news/2012-12-scientists-mystery-piltdown.html

Four species of hominids which Smithsonian Magazine thinks you haven’t
heard of:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2012/1...-heard-of-part-ii-2/
?

The early-hominids-ate-grass thing is making the rounds again:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121214200916.htm

More on the artistic skills of early humans:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2012/12...-than-artists-today/
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/09/i...ition-british-museum
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AFRICA
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Another rethink-in-progress of the Out-of-Africa theory:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/uoa-tha121312.php
phys.org/news/2012-12-humanity-african-a...ewriting-africa.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Latest CT scan of a mummy is getting a lot of press attention because of
what
was left in the skull:

www.livescience.com/25536-mummy-brain-removal-tool.html
news.yahoo.com/oops-brain-removal-tool-l...skull-160456836.html

Remains of a ‘stone age’ village near Nazareth:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2012/12/11/Elit.../UPI-16881355264975/


Remains of a Hasmonean era farm (maybe) in Jerusalem:

www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=295348
www.haaretz.com/news/national/ancient-ag...eet.premium-1.483978
www.timesofisrael.com/remnants-of-hasmon...nder-jerusalem-road/

A drinking vessel from Tell Kabri is shedding light on Canaanite banquets:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/ancient-wi...ets.premium-1.483537

A very interesting piece in anticipation of a ‘crackdown’ on smugglers in
Iraq:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2012/12...smuggling-gangs.html

An interesting case to keep an eye on … Joe Zias v Simcha Jacobovici:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/controvers...urt.premium-1.485009

An Israeli ‘separation wall’ threatens a proposed UNESCO site:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/11/isr...ttir-separation-wall

Robert Ballard is claiming to have found evidence of his definition of
Noah’s Flood:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/eviden...tanic_n_2273143.html
abcnews.go.com/Technology/evidence-sugge...ge=true#.UMZiq4PNbG4
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=6685
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...2-000-years-ago.html

There was a lot of hype (and a lot of subsequent criticism) of this BBC doc
using satellite imagery to find sites (it hasn’t aired in North America
yet):

mobile.al.com/advbirm/pm_29179/contentde...contentguid=tpoKT0gj

More on that oldest pharaoh petroglyph:

www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/10/oldes...discovered-in-egypt/
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/10/oldest...vings_n_2271909.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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There’s a petition (endorsed by Russell Crowe!) to try to prevent the
so-called ‘Gladiator Tomb’ from being reburied:

www.ipetitions.com/petition/save-the-tom...e-gladiator-in-rome/


Archaeologists have located Rome’s first harbour:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121210080629.htm

Not sure why this carnyx-find story from a few months ago is being
sent around again:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/11/f...rnyx-instrument-find

An interesting mosaic is emerging from ancient Plotinopolis:

greece.greekreporter.com/2012/12/14/mosa...hed-in-didymoteicho/

Remains of a Roman village (on top of a prehistoric site) in northern Italy:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121211163510.htm

A Roman road from York Minster:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance...-of-romans-1-5219397


Remains of a Constantinian basilica in Sofia:

sofiaglobe.com/2012/12/12/archaeology-ba...s-serdica-west-gate/

Folks will probably be interested in the Attic Inscriptions Online site:

www.atticinscriptions.com/

… and the Sir Arthur Evans Archive:

sirarthurevans.ashmus.ox.ac.uk/collection/linearb/images.php

What Richard Sorabjis has been up to:

www.businessinsider.com/richard-sorabjis...012-12#ixzz2EpA0b0RX

In case you need to make a scorpion bomb over the holidays:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2012/12/how-to...and-a-give-away.html

Feature on the tunnels beneath the baths of Caracalla:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...w-of-caracalla-baths
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/11/r...-tunnels-restoration

More on that brooch from the Lydian Hoard:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/25/kin...ure-returning-turkey

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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They’ve confirmed that those remains do indeed belong to Richard III, but
still haven’t made a formal announcement:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9745893/Carp...-as-Richard-III.html

Brief item on some swords found in the River Shannon:

www.independent.ie/national-news/ancient...igation-3324961.html


Remains of an Iron Age feast from near Chiseldon:

news.discovery.com/history/evidence-for-...ngland-20121212.html

Two centuries’ worth of maps of Manchester are going online:

phys.org/news/2012-12-centuries-manchester-online.html

More on that evidence of the Baltic Crusades:

phys.org/news/2012-12-clues-baltic-crusades-animal-bones.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Evidence of hominins in the Three Gorges area in the mid- to late
Pleistocene:

phys.org/news/2012-12-hominins-inhabited...es-region-south.html


Bronze Age remains from Baoshan:

www.gokunming.com/en/blog/item/2864/bron...unearthed_in_baoshan
www.shxb.net/html/20121212/20121212_341308.shtml (in Chinese, but
with
tons of photos)

An armour-clad sixth-century burial from Gunma prefecture:

mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/n...2a00m0na005000c.html

Feature on the Terracotta Warriors:

www.livescience.com/25510-terracotta-warriors.html

Feature on the Buddhas of Aynak:

www.policymic.com/articles/20188/the-bud...-does-not-care-about

Big bucks for a Chinese vase at Bonham’s:

www.sfgate.com/entertainment/garchik/art...ion-vase-4116794.php

A 19th century French plan to invade Australia:

phys.org/news/2012-12-french-invasion-published.html

Latest in that Cambodian statue dispute:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/arts/design/u...e.html?ref=arts&_r=0

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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Feature on the Monitor and the current research being done thereon:

www.usnews.com/news/articles/2012/12/14/...il-war-era-shipwreck

Feature on Burnside at Fredericksburg:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/11...t-fredericksburg/?hp

A poll about the best (US) history book of 2012:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/ca...ose-behind/?ref=arts

Gettysburg through Robert E Lee’s eyes:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...-Eyes-180014191.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 1000 years b.p./pre-hispanic burial site from Sonora (Mexico):

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59534#.UM3QbaxqPrE
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...ehispanico-en-sonora (slide
show + video)

Suggestion that the Nazca lines were a labyrinth:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...-be-a-labyrinth.html
news.discovery.com/history/labyrinth-lab...ca-lines-121211.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00768.html
phys.org/news/2012-12-nazca-lines.html

Of course, the Maya countdown is getting serious among the pressies:

www.livescience.com/25541-doomsday-2012-...way.html?cid=dlvr.it

… and some Mayan calendar humour to counteract the eye rolling which
will probably be a major feature of this week:

news.yahoo.com/photos/arlo-and-janis-sli...photo-050959565.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/audnews20121209.mp3

Archaeonews Podcast 219:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2012-12-08.mp3

Plenty of coverage of a study suggesting creation of cheese is older than
previously thought:

www.bbc.co.uk/food/0/20695015
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...than-8000-years.html
www.smh.com.au/world/science/the-origins...-20121212-2bag0.html
www.sciencerecorder.com/news/scientists-...rs-old-and-counting/
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2012/12/13/167...nce-of-cheese-making
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/uob-car121012.php
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8bb1js-us-cheese/
www.nature.com/news/art-of-cheese-making...00-years-old-1.12020

Huffington Post is first off the mark with a ‘top finds of 2012’ post:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/13/uneart...-2012_n_2296067.html

Some biblical papyri (and other things) are going digital:

www.livescience.com/25483-ancient-manusc...en-commandments.html
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8bb1ja-us-c...-digital-collection/

Rethinking Rembrandt’s Bathsheba:

phys.org/news/2012-12-rembrandt-bathsheb...ncer-scientists.html

Feature on the history of female genital mutilation:

news.discovery.com/history/female-genita...on-begin-121210.html


Quite a bit of coverage of the discovery of one of Scott’s camp sites in
the Antarctic:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/nsf-nrf121412.php
news.discovery.com/history/-historic-cam....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Feature on that Roger Williams Code decoding thing:

www.slate.com/articles/life/history/2012...l#pagebreak_anchor_2

One of the sillier lawsuits I’ve heard of:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...pocalypse-skull.html


One of Hans Christian Andersen’s earliest fairy tales has turned up:

news.discovery.com/history/hans-christia...scovered-121214.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20706230

Review of Douglas Smith, *Former People: The Final Days of the Russian
Aristocracy*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/end-russian-aris...-tsar-nicholas-lenin

Review of a couple books about Charles Dickens’ family life:

www.tnr.com/book/review/charles-dickens-...ert-gottlieb-garnett

More on the genetic origins of the Roma people:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/science/genom...dia.html?ref=science

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Petra:

www.lonelyplanet.com/jordan/petra-and-th...les/77588?affil=twit

Sicily:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-22453...ory-classic-car.html

Literary Manhattan:

travel.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/travel/a-c...attan.html?ref=books
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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_v15n51.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n52.html

More on the St Alban’s hoard going on display:

www.hertsad.co.uk/news/roman_coin_hoard_...ish_museum_1_1737711

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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Harlem’s Black and Jewish Music Culture:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/07/arts/design/b...ters.html?ref=design

Artists in America:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/09/nyregion/a-re...rbor.html?ref=design

Maya: 2012 Lords of Time:

articles.philly.com/2012-12-12/news/3575...ancient-civilization

Portrait of Spain:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/13/un...-houston/?ref=design

The Cocoran Gallery isn’t going anywhere:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/co...stay-put/?ref=design

The South Street Seaport Museum is reopening in the wake of Hurricane Sandy:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/10/so...n-friday/?ref=design

Thomas Hart Bentson’s ‘America Today’ has a new home at the Met:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/arts/design/t...-met.html?ref=design

Trying to figure out the Old Masters market:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/15/arts/15iht-melikian15.html?ref=arts

Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza is moving a pile of her collection to
Barcelona:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/arts/14iht-thyssen14.html?ref=arts

Historical hair locks at auctions:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/arts/design/h...ions.html?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Volpone:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/theater/r...heater.html?ref=arts

Julius Caesar:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/arts/12iht-lon12.html?ref=arts
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/thea...arehouse-review.html

Thais:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/11/arts/music/ge...-music.html?ref=arts

Faust: A Love Story:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/theater/r...bam.html?ref=theater

Restoration Comedy:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/12/12/theater/r...ter.html?ref=theater


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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Charles Rosen:

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Not quite sure this goes here, but there’s a theory afoot that fighting
affected
the evolution of the human hand:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20790294
phys.org/news/2012-12-fine-fists-fury-evolved-dexterity.html

More on the search for the Piltdown Man hoaxer:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20729785

… and that oldest spear tips story seems to still have legs:

www.ibtimes.com/oldest-stone-tipped-spea...000-years-ago-884438
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Plenty of coverage of the discovery of proof that Ramses III was murdered:

www.foxnews.com/science/2012/12/19/mummy-murder-mystery-solved/
news.yahoo.com/king-ramses-iiis-throat-s...perts-220214695.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-phara...-slashed-121218.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/scientists-solve-3-000...dunit-000534802.html
phys.org/news/2012-12-reveals-pharaoh-throat-royal-coup.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-20755264
edition.cnn.com/2012/12/18/world/africa/...onspiracy/index.html

Drawing parallels between modern and Bronze Age Syria:

www.shef.ac.uk/news/nr/crisis-syria-meso...n-precedent-1.232282
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/uos-rfc121812.php
phys.org/news/2012-12-crisis-syria-mesopotamian.html

(Once again) pondering what killed Herod the Great:

www.montrealgazette.com/health/Opinion+W...t/7701195/story.html

Feature on the ruins of a Christian ‘empire’ in Yemen:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/burie...-874048.html#ref=rss


Sogutlu awaits restoration:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/midyats-underg...=37024&NewsCatID=375

On Christian monuments in Iran:

www.mohabatnews.com/index.php?option=com...6:iranian-christians

Israel has put a pile of DSS images online:

www.deadseascrolls.org.il/learn-about-th...olls/discovery-sites
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59641#.UNYpwaxqPrE
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/googl...ty-launch-dead-sea-s
crolls-digital-library-1.485716
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/de...go-digital/?ref=arts

phys.org/news/2012-12-google-dead-sea-scrolls-online.html

More on Iraqi smugglers using satellite technology:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2012/12...smuggling-gangs.html

More on brain-removal-sticks being left in a mummy’s skull:

www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/22198
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Roman settlement in Devon:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20791039
www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Revealed-life...13-detail/story.html
www.paigntonpeople.co.uk/Archaeologists-...25-detail/story.html


Nice feature on some ‘souvenirs’ collected by early visitors to Hadrian’s
Wall:

www.in-cumbria.com/first-souvenirs-colle...errerPath=home/27846

Major restoration plans for Pompeii, beginning in January:

ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english/201...January_7983783.html

Somewhat confusing study of population changes at Troy:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21628964....tself-after-war.html

Pondering Roman links to Christmas:

www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/20617780

Life sentences (!) for a couple of Greek smugglers:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59703#.UNYtH6xqPrE
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/g...antiquities-18037303

… while a couple site looters in the UK were given suspended sentences:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-20799549

Review of Alice Oswald, *Memorial*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/books/review/...on-of-the-iliad.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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The first farmers in Europe were also apparently the first carpenters:

phys.org/news/2012-12-human-history-tree...historic-wooden.html

Possible Mesolithic camp site in North York Moors:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/at-a-glance...-years-ago-1-5228900


They’ve found more things believed to belong to the Staffordshire
Hoard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-20764132
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2012/dec/18/s...lds-more?INTCMP=SRCH

Saxon burials from St Margaret’s:

www.kentonline.co.uk/east_kent_mercury/n...raves_uncovered.aspx

Archaeologists have recreated the inn where Richard III is purported to have
slept:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/dec/18/k...ologists?INTCMP=SRCH

Hype for a TV show about the last battle of the Vikings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-20697117

On the medieval origins of New Year’s resolutions:

phys.org/news/2012-12-medieval-year-resolutions-blaspheme.html

A Suffolk axe head find awaits valuation:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-20760897

More on early cheesemaking:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/science/evide...ope.html?ref=science

Review of Manchester and Reid, *The Last Lion*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/books/review/...-reid.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 of ‘compassion’ in 4000 years b.p. Vietnam:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/science/ancie...y-of-compassion.html
www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_222120...-disabled?source=rss

Pondering a 13th century earthquake in the Himalayas:

phys.org/news/2012-12-great-nepalese-quake-himalayan.html

Remains of a 2000 years b.p. hospital/spa in Sri Lanka:

www.colombopage.com/archive_12B/Dec16_1355635126CH.php


More on those armour-clad remains from Japan:

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/armo...frg6so-1226539790355
phys.org/news/2012-12-armour-pompeii-japan.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/remains-man-armour-fou...japan-043718371.html
japandailypress.com/japanese-archaeologi...ill-in-armor-1819971

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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Feature on some old homes in the Hudson Valley:

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/g...f-the-hudson-valley/

A Frank Lloyd Wright house in Phoenix was saved from the wrecking ball:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/us/wright-hou...tion.html?ref=design

Feature on the Cloisters:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/nyregion/at-t...orns.html?ref=design

Interesting study of a War of 1812 battlefield:

www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md...0,1077363,full.story

Interesting followupish study of pipestone artifacts from Tremper Mound:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-12/uoia-sop121812.php
phys.org/news/2012-12-pipestone-artifact...-old-assumption.html
news.illinois.edu/news/12/1218pipestone_ThomasEmerson.html

Review of *Envisioning Emancipation*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/books/envisio...ys-end.html?ref=arts

Review of Akhil Amar, *America’s Unwritten Constitution*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/books/review/...-amar.html?ref=books

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Another 1200 years b.p. burial from Atzompa:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-h...ca-en-atzompa-oaxaca
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59683#.UNY0tKxqPrE

Some cranially-modified burials from Mexico are getting a lot of attention
(and
likely will get more):

news.discovery.com/history/ancient-crani....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.clevelandleader.com/node/19661

Mining threatens some historically-significant caves in Brazil:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/world/america...-mining-project.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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The ArchaeoNews Podcast:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2012-12-16.mp3
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-220

Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...a-09-dec-15-dec-2012

Video News from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...om-tac-december-2012

In case you want to read some of the mayan apocalpyse coverage (varies in
credulity):

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/12/mayans-and-end-world
www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2012/12/20/...ncients?sc=17&f=1001
www.npr.org/2012/12/20/167664846/in-a-fr...calypse?sc=17&f=1001
phys.org/news/2012-12-expert-mayan-calendar.html
www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/world/america...il-a-new-era.html?hp

… and here’s how the calendar actually works:

news.discovery.com/history/the-real-deal....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.livescience.com/25662-how-mayan-calendar-works.html

… and now we hear the cycle might not end until today:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59709#.UNbuUKxqPrE


… and just for comparanda (from China):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-20794276

Haven’t had a Walmart v Archaeology piece in ages, so here’s one about how
they
operate in Mexico:
www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/business/walm...?pagewanted=all&_r=0


First recordings of a family Christmas (maybe):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20772246


Inventing an incredibly precise language:

www.newyorker.com/reporting/2012/12/24/121224fa_fact_foer


Archaeology Magazine has their ‘top ten discoveries’ list out:

www.archaeology.org/1301/features/el_zot...ayor_bar_kokhba.html

Identifying the origin of illustrations in printed ballads:

phys.org/news/2012-12-technology-reveals-images-ballads.html

Princeton Archaeological Archives:

www.princeton.edu/researchphotographs/archaeological-archives/


The New York Times folks choose their fave books of the year:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/books/michiko...orites.html?ref=arts

Followup to that Indiana Jones mail story from last week:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/us/university...ystery.html?ref=arts

That woman who messed up that fresco is trying to sell her art on eBay:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/no...-on-ebay/?ref=design

Arguing over Budweiser:

news.yahoo.com/century-old-fight-budweis...537360--finance.html

Review of Eve LaPlante, *Marmee and Louisa*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/books/review/...dless.html?ref=books

Review of Philip Pullman, *Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/books/fairy-t...ullman.html?ref=arts

More on those early Hans Christian Andersen works:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20706230

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Colosseum:

www.forbes.com/sites/lauriewerner/2012/1...-the-gladiators-did/

Seven cities of the Apocalypse:

www.therecord.com/living/travel/article/...ryone-loves-a-parade

Five historical touristy things (slideshow):

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/12/23/t...tml?ref=travel#index

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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 1882 ‘brown back’:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/14/5-doll...-back_n_2279469.html

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n52.html

… and there should be a new one, of course, but I’m not sure how
the numbering works with new volumes! (sorry)

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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Russians and Germans:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/arts/21iht-ru...1.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/14/arts/design/v...tion.html?ref=design

African Art:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/arts/design/a...he-met.html?ref=arts

Honours for the Museum of Liverpool:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-20792505

The Israel Museum is using celebrity tour guides:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-mus...ing.premium-1.485202

The director of the Louvre is stepping down:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/di...-step-down/?ref=arts

A Bronzino is coming to auction:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/arts/design/b...isties.html?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Messiah:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/22/arts/music/mu...-hall.html?ref=music

Analyzing Der Rosenkavalier:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/mu...x-strauss/?ref=music

Robert le Diable:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/19/arts/19iht-loomis19.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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Roger Prigent:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/17/nyregion/roge...-dies-at-89.html?hpw

Mary Griggs Burke:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/18/arts/design/m...-dies-at-96.html?hpw
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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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Rochelle Altman, Hernan Astudillo, Dorothy King, David Critchley,
Mata Kimasitayo, Richard Campbell, Bob Heuman,Richard C. Griffiths,
and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses thisweek (as always hoping
I have left no one out).

A rather sparse issue to close out 2012 ... Happy New Year!!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On the role of environmental changes in human evolution:

phys.org/news/2012-12-fluctuating-enviro...human-evolution.html

Feature on Svante Paabo and his neanderthal genome work:

www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2012/12...thals-evolution.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Ritual vessels and structures dating to 2750 B.C./B.C.E from Tel Motza:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...otza_26-Dec-2012.htm
phys.org/news/2012-12-archeologists-unearth-king-david-era.html
www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=49087
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1975&module_id=#as
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59791#.UOA5LaywWSo
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=6864
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163586

A court ruling has preserved some sites in Caesarea:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163575#.UOA4ZqywWSo
www.haaretz.com/news/national/court-nixe...ies.premium-1.489737


Nice feature on remains of a Christian empire in Yemen:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/burie...-islam-a-874048.html

Something appears to be heating up between Simcha Jacobovic and Amos
Kloner:

blogs.timesofisrael.com/89182/

Plenty from Temple Mount this week … first, a comptroller report is not
going
to be published:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/258484

… and a report that the Waqf is continuing to destroy antiquities:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163528#.UOA5-aywWSo

… or at least carting them to the dump before archaeologists can look at
them:

www.timesofisrael.com/temple-mount-autho...quities-to-the-dump/

… and the possibilty of a court fight to keep the Waqf from destroying
antiquities:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163583#.UOA5t6ywWSo

Feature on frankincense:

blogs.timesofisrael.com/after-1500-years...ns-to-the-holy-land/

Review of a couple of books relating to the DSS and the Essenes:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-taylor-8432074.html

More on the earliest depiction of a pharaoh:

news.discovery.com/history/oldest-pharaoh-found-121228.html

More (very detailed) coverage of Ramesses III’s demise:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/688/47/Death-of-a-pharaoh.aspx
www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/science/ramse...-study-suggests.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of Hadrian’s Athenaeum/Auditorium (maybe) have been excavated:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/dec/26/had...-emperor-arts-centre
presstv.com/detail/2012/12/29/280700/anc...enter-found-in-rome/
www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/27/hadria...enter_n_2370106.html

Remains of a Roman theatre (maybe) from Kent:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ological-school.html

A Corinthian helmet was rescued from some smugglers:

eazygreece.com/2011/12/17/2-700-year-helmet-saved/


Feature on Lincoln when the Romans were there:

www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Lincoln-gre...79-detail/story.html

Feature on the Pergamon Museum:

eu.greekreporter.com/2012/12/26/greek-tr...ins-pergamon-museum/

Nice feature on the Ludovisi Sarcophagus:

smarthistory.khanacademy.org/ludovisi-battle-sarcophagus.html

An OBE for Mary Beard:

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/News/Honours-fo...-heroes-28122012.htm
timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2012/12/obe.html

Teaching Latin for 45 years (and counting):

www.mlive.com/business/west-michigan/ind...obs_45_years_an.html

An interesting visualization of all of Zeus’ affairs:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/...-affairs-visualized/

More on efforts to save the Gladiator Tomb:

www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/...frewz0-1226544281738

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 16th century water mill from the North York moors:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-20820830

The largest Viking ship is headed to the British Museum:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9768967/...-British-Museum.html

The Torrey Abbey restoration might finish early (!):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-20669404

Feature on the restoration of the 15th century St Etienne de Corbeil:

secteurcorbeilstgermain.catholique.fr/Le...-restauration-photos (French,
but scroll down for photos)

Notre Dame celebrated its 850th:

bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20800151

More on Neolithic carpenters and wells:

www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0051374


Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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We may have mentioned this engraved Paleolithic stone artifact from
Shuidonggou before:

phys.org/news/2012-12-engraved-stone-art...gou-paleolithic.html

Feature on those Buddhist sites threatened by a Chinese mine in
Afghanistan:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/opinion/sunda...tml?ref=opinion&_r=0

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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More finds from the Adena site at Pig’s Point:

www.capitalgazette.com/news/local/centur...22-2253b7bc6266.html

Feature on the Fort Ancient earthworks:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...ient-earthworks.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2012/12/th...emonial-machine.html

A nice restoration of Irvington Town Hall:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/nyregion/the-...hall.html?ref=design

Feature on a Canadian archaeological company:

www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-busine...e6695128/?cmpid=rss1
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Interesting underwater finds from Nevado de Toluca (700-900 A.D. or so):

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59798#.UN3dG6WI3nE
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/english-press-...-in-nevado-de-toluca

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/audnews20121223.mp3

Archaeonews podcast:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2012-12-22.mp3

They’re digging at one of Jane Austen’s homes:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-20678244

Another/followup piece on that artificial language thing we mentioned
last week:

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2...ut-loud-ithkuil.html

The British Museum has restored some early phonograph records:

phys.org/news/2012-12-british-museum-ear...stic-phonograph.html

Pondering ‘the whole nine yards’:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/27/books/the-who...-phrases-origin.html

Latest in the megafaunal extinction debate:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/12/121226222838.htm

History Today has put up a pile of articles (for free) from 2012:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2012/12/best-history-today-2012

The BBC has a sort of ‘year in archaeology’ piece:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20795347

Another mathematical puzzle solved:

news.discovery.com/history/mathematician....html#mkcpgn=rssnws1


Not sure if we mentioned the world ending on Christmas Eve (more
Mayan calendar stuff):

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/m...friday-a-874393.html

… or this town in Turkey, which was a focus of doomsday events:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sirince-villag...=36946&NewsCatID=379

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_v15n53.html

… and there might be one today numbered thusly, but I don’t
guarantee it:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n54.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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Societe Anonyme:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/23/nyregion/a-re...lery.html?ref=design

Inventing Abstraction:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/21/arts/design/i...moma.html?ref=design


French museums seek public funding help:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/arts/design/f...ding.html?ref=design

Feature on Amsterdam’s new Stedelijk Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/24/arts/design/a...seum.html?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Restoration Comedy:

theater.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/theater/r...heater.html?ref=arts

Messiah:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/25/arts/music/ri...-hall.html?ref=music

Some Stradivarius performances:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/arts/music/da...useum.html?ref=music

A review of the 2012 theatre world in London:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/26/arts/26iht-lon26.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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Evelyn Byrd Harrison:

www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDeta...evelyn-byrd-harrison

Glenys Lloyd-Morgan:

www.guardian.co.uk/theguardian/2012/dec/...loyd-morgan-obituary
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Stone Pages Archaeology News:

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Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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‘Animation’ in ancient cave art:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/nstv/2013/01/...irst-animations.html

Lucy climbed trees (and walked too!):

phys.org/news/2012-12-lucy-climb-austral...eal-terrestrial.html
www.business-standard.com/generalnews/ne...limbed-trees/103003/
www.dailytech.com/Study+Suggest+Mankinds...ees/article29531.htm

… while Piltdown Man was apparently fashion conscious:

news.yahoo.com/peking-man-fashion-plate-191530302.html

Not sure if we had this ‘rethinking-out-of-Africa’ piece (it seems a bit
old):

www.edge.org/conversation/rethinking-out-of-africa
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A huge cache of animal mummies from Saqqara:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/61...ound-in-Saqqara.aspx

We’re reading of ‘systematic destruction’ of Egyptian antiquities in Haram:

dailynewsegypt.com/2013/01/03/systematic...ntiquities-in-haram/

A 2000 years BCE necropolis from Oman:

gulfnews.com/news/gulf/oman/2000-bc-ceme...ed-in-oman-1.1125531
main.omanobserver.om/node/136015

Interesting study of papyri provide evidence of voluntary slavery in
Ptolemaic Egypt:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00801.html

Archaeological evidence of the agricultural activities at Petra:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17078
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130102140443.htm
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00804.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-traces-terrace-fa...petra-155800814.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-unearths-terrace-f...ng-ancient-city.html

Feature/update on Aleppo:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre8bt026-us-syria-aleppo/

Much coverage of the discovery (two years ago!) of Jewish documents from the
11th century found in a cave in Afghanistan:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/1,7340,L-4328791,00.html
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=6960
www.cbsnews.com/8301-202_162-57561891/an...ived-in-afghanistan/
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...-Israel_8027252.html
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=59912
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/163857
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256870...1-000-years-ago.html
www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-s-n...tan.premium-1.491798

Not quite sure where to put this one … a feature on the excavations at
Bathonea:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...t-yield-some-answers

Podcast on attempts to decipher Proto-Elamite:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/01/histor...-podcast-january-3rd

Still awaiting testing on the so-called ‘Gospel of Jesus’ Wife’:

religion.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/03/jesus-...s-article/?hpt=hp_t3

OpEd on the latest goings-on at Temple Mount:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=6968

… and destruction there seems to be coming from ‘both sides’:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/vandalism-...ast.premium-1.491736

… and the latest in the ‘war of words’:

www.timesofisrael.com/jordanian-minister...ct-the-third-temple/
www.algemeiner.com/2013/01/02/waqf-ignor...ple-mount-artifacts/
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=297974
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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An update on the exploration of the Antikythera shipwreck site:

www.livescience.com/26009-antikythera-roman-shipwreck-two.html
www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2013/01/03/a...reck-survey/1804353/

A head of Artemis (maybe) from Alabanda:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/alabanda-revea...ddess-sculpture.aspx

Archaeological evidence of the agricultural activities at Petra:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17078
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130102140443.htm
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/article00804.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-traces-terrace-fa...petra-155800814.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-unearths-terrace-f...ng-ancient-city.html

Feature on Hypatia:

www.historyinanhour.com/2013/01/04/hypatia-of-alexandria/

Feature on Archimedes:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/sciencetoda...3/1224328375202.html

They’re going to put Socrates on trail again:

www.abajournal.com/news/article/chicago_...es_case_before_7th_/

Mary Beard was pondering New Year’s … Roman style:

timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2013/0...ght-for-the-day.html

Honours for a Seattle Latin teacher:

www.oregonlive.com/education/index.ssf/2...eacher_wins_pre.html

Honours for Jeremy Rutter:

www.vnews.com/news/dartmouth/3544431-95/...-greek-archaeologist

Police in Spain have recovered a plundered 2nd century B.C. vase:

www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/05/spanish...e-from-antique-shop/

Review of Claire Holleran, *Shopping in Ancient Rome*:

www.lrb.co.uk/v35/n01/mary-beard/banter-about-dildoes

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A site on the Severn Estuary suggests there was more than just hunting and
gathering
going on in the Mesolithic:

phys.org/news/2013-01-stone-age-hunters-...onment-standard.html

‘Stone Age’ folks liked carbs, apparently:

sciencenordic.com/stone-age-hunters-liked-their-carbs

A 4th century Serbian monastery was vandalized:

theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/01...he-virgin-destroyed/

Privacy hedges date back to the Iron Age:

sciencenordic.com/privacy-hedges-date-back-iron-age

Rethinking Viking women:

sciencenordic.com/don%E2%80%99t-underestimate-viking-women

The big news this week appears to be the confirmation that a gourd contains
Louis XVI’s blood:

phys.org/news/2012-12-dried-headless-french-king-blood.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2255590...ution-Louis-XVI.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20882305
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/03/king-l...g-dna_n_2399175.html
www.france24.com/en/20121231-rag-dipped-...ouis-xvi-dna-history
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...und-in-dried-squash/

Those additional things found at the Staffordshire Hoard site have been
declared
treasure (most of them):

phys.org/news/2013-01-haul-anglo-saxon-g...clared-treasure.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-20903152
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/9780721/...-British-Museum.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-20903152

... and they think there might be more:

www.expressandstar.com/news/2013/01/05/m...may-still-be-buried/

Celebrity help in efforts to purchase a Welsh ‘lost castle’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-20897043

Checking out Hereford’s Mappa Mundi:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-20772194

Efforts to save a 9th century church in Cornwall:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-20865897

Folks are thinking Richard III needs a bit of a reappraisal:

www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector...-under-car-park.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting excavations going on in Con Moong Cave (Viet Nam):

english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainm...covered-in-cave.html

Evidence of a Ly Dynasty water system in downtown Hanoi:

www.tuoitrenews.vn/cmlink/tuoitrenews/so...d-at-citadel-1.95352

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

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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On climate and populations in Wyoming’s Bighorn Basin:

phys.org/news/2013-01-explore-climate-im...wyoming-bighorn.html

Archaeological evidence for the Hatfield-McCoy feud:

www.times-standard.com/entertainment/ci_...atfield-mccoy-battle
www.startribune.com/entertainment/tv/185360902.html

Criticism for the lack of attention paid to a War of 1812 vessel:

www.dailyfreeman.com/articles/2012/12/31...b4ed154368942635.txt
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 1200 years b.p. funerary vessel from Atzompa:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=59890#.UOl3RKywWSp
www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...ca-mexico-tem/20848/
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-h...e-personaje-zapoteca

On the role of women in religion in colonial Latin America:

phys.org/news/2013-01-uncovers-widowed-w...ligious-culture.html

More on those modified skulls from Mexico:

tywkiwdbi.blogspot.ca/2012/12/this-is-no...xtraterrestrial.html

More on those finds from Nevado de Toluca:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=59798#.UOl3sqywWSo

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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I think we had this 3d modelling of an artifact story before:

www.greenprophet.com/2013/01/3d-modeling-iraqi-lion/

On the humanities:

www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/01/04/...g-history-humanities

Podcast on the use of drones in archaeology:

www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...ological-si-12-12-31

Interesting ‘Aristotlean work’ coming to auction (I know it isn’t him):

news.discovery.com/history/banned-aristo...-auction-130104.html

They're off to Myanmar to look for Spitfires:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-20910980

Feature on art storage in Geneva:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20696126

Feature on various interpretations of Christmas:

www.tnr.com/book/review/piety-and-plenty...ication-of-christmas

Feature on how some medieval cultures responded to the rise of Islam:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130102140454.htm
phys.org/news/2013-01-unveils-medieval-cultures-islam.html

Review of John Glassie, *A Man of Misconceptions*:

www.nytimes.com/2012/12/31/books/a-man-o...by-john-glassie.html

Review of Philip Pullman’s edition of Grimm:

www.tnr.com/book/review/grimms-fairy-tales-philip-pullman

Review of Joyce Chaplin, *Round About the Earth*:

www.tnr.com/book/review/fantastic-voyage...vel-around-the-earth
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Hadrian’s Wall:

www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/lifestyle...ian-s-wall-1-5283014
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CRIME BEAT
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First sentence banning someone from metal detecting in the UK:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2256651...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml

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_v15n54.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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Fascination:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/01/03/258499.html

Assorted highlights of assorted exhibitions in New York:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/arts/design/a...rk-museums.html?_r=0


The Corning Museum of Glass has acquired a couple of interesting
pieces:

www.globenewswire.com/news-release/2013/...-From-Antiquity.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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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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S.R. Rao:

www.niticentral.com/2013/01/renowned-arc...rao-passes-away.html

Gerda Lerner:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/04/us/gerda-lern...dies-at-92.html?_r=0
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20121230.mp3


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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Not sure if this really belongs here, but some guy is talking about
cloning a Neanderthal:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/g...future-a-877634.html
www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scie...5fsgyc-1226557001537
now.msn.com/george-church-says-human-wom...ear-neanderthal-baby

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AFRICA
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On the DNA front, a link between the Khoisan and Bantu groups:

phys.org/news/2013-01-genetic-admixture-...-africa-ancient.html
www.eva.mpg.de/press/news.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/m-gai011613.php

The search for Kush continues:

www.ns.umich.edu/new/releases/21089-sear...ia-in-northern-sudan

Possible arson at a famous mausoleum in Tunisia:

english.alarabiya.net/articles/2013/01/13/260237.html


Latest from Timbuktu/Mali include more concerns for heritage sites:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/996/24/Threats-...80%99s-heritage.aspx

… but things are apparently looking up (?):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21042561
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...76dd777b8_story.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting find from Dionysias:

rometheimperialfora19952010.wordpress.co...ce-a-dionysias-il-t/
(Italian)

‘Encroachment’ issues at heritage sites at Dashur:

www.foxnews.com/world/2013/01/14/new-con...-memphis-necropolis/
phys.org/news/2013-01-cemetery-endangers...ient-necropolis.html
allafrica.com/stories/201301150927.html

Not sure if we mentioned these tombs found at Luxor:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-20978824

Feature on the current state of digging at Karkemish:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/arts/sifting-...?pagewanted=all&_r=0

A new exhibition about King Herod is causing controversy:

www.bbc.com/travel/blog/20130117-israels...ing-herod-exhibition

cf:

www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2013/...-biblical-king-herod
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/01/16/israe...structed-tomb-herod/
news.yahoo.com/israel-open-exhibit-bibli...herod-164052163.html
www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/15/3183670/i...bit-on-biblical.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-israel-biblical-king-herod.html

… and I think we already read about the reconstructing Herod’s tomb detail:

www.timesofisrael.com/israel-to-reconstruct-king-herods-tomb/

That vase that suggested Shilo was sacked has already been stolen:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164217

The DAI is doing survey work in Qatar:

www.damals.de/de/8/Ausgrabungen-in-Katar...Details&cp=1(German)
www.dainst.org/de/pressrelease/arch%C3%A...katar?ft=all(German)

Some details on that ‘captured’ 1900 years b.p. Torah scroll:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/leather-torah-...=38949&NewsCatID=375

The IAA gets on the digitizing-records bandwagon:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=7097
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1979&module_id=#as
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164256
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=299804
www.haaretz.com/news/national/israel-ant...era.premium-1.494573

Threats to Yemen’s antiquities:

www.yementimes.com/en/1641/culture/1847/...rs-and-smugglers.htm

Review of F Raphael, *A Jew Among Romans*:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873...l?mod=googlenews_wsj

Review of B & J Sterman, *The Rarest Blue*:

www.jewishpress.com/sections/books/title...est-blue/2013/01/10/

More on that Genizah from Afghanistan:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/world/middlee...t-muslim-empire.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Maybe the Minoans weren’t so peaceful after all:

phys.org/news/2013-01-war-central-europe...zation-contrary.html


A possible alternative Roman toilet ‘paper’:

rogueclassicism.com/2013/01/19/roman-toi...e-piece-revisionism/
www.business-standard.com/generalnews/ne...be-loo-rolls/112105/
www.catholic.org/international/international_story.php?id=49372

Interesting Roman capricorn find:

www.thewestonmercury.co.uk/news/rare_rom...atue_found_1_1793785
rogueclassicism.com/2013/01/16/capricorn-risen-from-the-dirt/


A Roman facial reconstruction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-21009520
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/need-to-read/...died-91466-32632845/


The DAI has re-erected parts of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia:

www.dainst.org/de/pressrelease/teile-des...dererrichtet(German)
www.archaeologie-online.de/magazin/nachr...chtet-24350/(German)
derstandard.at/1356427265691/Heimat-eine...dererrichtet(German)
www.damals.de/de/8/Deutsche-Forscher-bau...Details&cp=1(German)

Overviewish sort of thing of finds from Bulgaria in 2012 (mostly ancient):

www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_...013/01/14/feature-03


More on Roman kiddies’ shoes:

communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stori..._roman_military.html

Podcast on the Dacian Wars of Domitian and Trajan:

thehistorynetwork.org/blog/the-dacian-wa...domitian-and-trajan/

Interview with Douglas Frame:

kleos.chs.harvard.edu/?p=1016

More on bones in that theatre at Corinth:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50417109/ns/technol...and_science-science/

More on frescoes in the Colosseum:

news.yahoo.com/colosseum-cleaning-yields...affiti-142733644.htm
www.chicagotribune.com/travel/sns-rt-us-...0118,0,4681774.story
www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-f...0118,0,5346399.story
www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/18/us-it...dUSBRE90H0ZK20130118

More on the Pope tweeting in Latin (first one should be today!):

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/17/pope-tweet-latin

More on what Romans lost in the baths:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...their-teeth-cleaned/
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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Revising the image of the ancient Celts:

www.dw.de/archeologists-revise-image-of-...ent-celts/a-16528844

An unplundered burial of a Celtic princess:

www.bild-der-wissenschaft.de/bdw/bdwlive..._id=33076271(German)

Storms exposed an Iron Age burial at/on Shetland (not sure which
preposition to
use there):

www.shetnews.co.uk/news/6156-storms-expose-iron-age-skeleton

A Renaissance-era cupboard was vandalized when a ciborium was pilfered
from it:

www.ledauphine.com/hautes-alpes/2013/01/...-cambriolage(French)

Evidence of grave robbing at a 19th century cemetery in Bromwich:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-birmingham-21044770

Arguing about the renovations/restoration to/of the Apostolos Andreas
monastery on
Cyprus:

www.cyprus-mail.com/apostolos-andreas-mo...g-monastery/20130115

Connecting cold weather to ‘unrest’ in Europe over the past thousand years:

phys.org/news/2013-01-tree-sampling-cold-eastern-europe.html

Marking the 150th anniversary of the London Underground:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21004315
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of coverage of evidence of migration from India to Australia some
4000 years b.p.:

www.economist.com/news/science-and-techn...indians?fsrc=rss|sct
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-sci...frg8y6-1226554657248
www.smh.com.au/world/science/ancestors-o...-20130115-2crk9.html
articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...ne-tool-technologies
www.canberratimes.com.au/world/science/a...-20130115-2crk9.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112764224...with-indians-011513/
www.ibtimes.com/did-ancient-indians-migr...00-years-ago-1016864
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ook-dingos-them.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/austr...-4000-years-ago.html
www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/storie...nder-origin-revealed
phys.org/news/2013-01-gene-india-australia-years.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...ralia-4000-years-ago
www.nature.com/news/genomes-link-aborigi...s-to-indians-1.12219
www.mpg.de/6818105/Holocene-gene-flow_India-Australia
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...-before-the-british/
www.tgdaily.com/general-science-brief/68...ralia-4000-years-ago

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

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 long term archaeological study of the Caddo people is coming to an end:

www.news-journal.com/news/local/archaeol...af-d8bef5cc5af6.html

Feature on a Yale guy and the War of 1812:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3476

Feature on Yale’s first art school dean:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3539

Grand Central Terminal is celebrating its hundredth:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/nyregion/the-...100-years-later.html

More on the 3d sonar scan of the USS Hatteras:

news.discovery.com/history/us-history/3d...shipwreck-130114.htm
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/sonar-view-c...r-shipwreck-18258268
phys.org/news/2013-01-d-sonar-view-civil-war.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/50458657/ns/technol...and_science-science/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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1200 years b.p. Mayan burials from Xjotil:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...high-ranking-zapotec
www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=662627&CategoryId=13936

‘Shaman stones’ from Panama:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/stri-4ss011413.php
phys.org/news/2013-01-year-old-shaman-st...-boquete-panama.html

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/s...6.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/16/shaman...ystal_n_2481670.html
esciencenews.com/articles/2013/01/14/400....near.boquete.panama


Feature on El Dorado:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20964114

Looting of churches has become a problem in Cholula:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/world/america...ls-to-action.html?hp


More on that Zapotec anthropomorphic vessel mentioned last week:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...high-ranking-zapotec
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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Giovanni de Medici apparently died from gangrene:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/m...on-solved-130116.htm

Science types can apparently now identify hair and eye colour from
skeletal material up to 800 years old or so:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/01...ent-human-skeletons/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130113201136.htm
phys.org/news/2013-01-ancestors.html

A new Carl Sandburg poem has been discovered:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/books/carl-sa...overed.html?ref=arts
www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/01/19/arts...g-poem.html?ref=arts

Not sure where to put this art collector court dispute:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/arts/design/l...-clash.html?ref=arts

An early typewriter:

www.brownalumnimagazine.com/content/view/3320/32/

… semi-related:

yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3620

Some Vesalian eye candy:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3593

Pondering a ‘Shakespearean snuffbox’:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3568

On the authenticity of some Churchill and Disraeli quotes:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3545

Interesting note from Kipling:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3544

Feature on some Neapolitan church portraits:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/01/16/a...stcards-web.html?hpw


Computer technology to date medieval manuscripts:

www.technologyreview.com/view/509876/the...edieval-manuscripts/

In case you missed it … they didn’t find the spitfires in Burma:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/18/spi...ch-burma-draws-blank

… the backstory:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20925300
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Durham, N.C.:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/travel/36-...m-nc.html?ref=travel
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CRIME BEAT
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A stolen Matisse has been recovered:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-20931437

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_v16n02.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n03.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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Age of Equilibrium:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/12/arts/12iht-conway12.html

Life, Death, and Transformation:

www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/life_death_transformation/
www.nytimes.com/2013/01/18/arts/design/l...museum.html?ref=arts

Constable, Gainsborough, and Turner:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/arts/19iht-melikian19.html?ref=arts

Titanic Jewelry:

blogs.orlandosentinel.com/features_orlan...rive-attraction.html

Alexander the Great:

www.hermitagemuseum.org/html_En/04/2012/hm4_2_338.html

The Brooklyn Museum has a pile of fakes it doesn’t really want:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/arts/design/b...rned.html?ref=design

The Getty is doing a review of the provenance of a pile of its
antiquities:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...0119,0,1165994.story

The Smithsonian is making plans with the patent office:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/sm...t-office/?ref=design

Horrible return on this Chinese vase auction:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/15/ch...ng-price/?ref=design

Feature on scrimshaw:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/arts/design/s...seum.html?ref=design
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I, Malvolio:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/theater/r...-on-42nd-street.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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Ralph G. Martin:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/14/arts/ralph-g-....html?ref=obituaries

Ruth Carter Stevenson:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/13/arts/ruth-car....html?ref=obituaries

Duane Christensen:

www.legacy.com/obituaries/contracostatim...62247679#fbLoggedOut

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Video news from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...rom-tac-january-2013

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130113.mp3

Archaeology Podcast:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...haeology-podcast-222


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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Our molars are apparently holdovers from the homo erectus days:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729014....om-homo-erectus.html

On tree climbing and human evolution (the full text is free):

www.pnas.org/content/110/4/1237.abstract.html?etoc

The surrogate-mother-for-a-Neanderthal-clone thing continued this week:

www.usnews.com/news/articles/2013/01/25/...scientific-community
news.nationalpost.com/2013/01/22/harvard...y-using-ancient-dna/
www.bizjournals.com/boston/blog/mass_rou...eanderthal-baby.html
www.independent.co.uk/ voices/iv-drip/poll-would-you-
agree-to-give-birth-to-a- neand erthal-baby-in-the-name- of-
science-8460333.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/9814620/I-ca...d-willing-woman.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2265402...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.timesunion.com/local/article/Wanted-...nderthal-4210919.php
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/ja...l-baby-save-humanity

… even though the original researcher pointed out he never actually said
he was seeking one (he was mistranslated):

www.thecrimson.com/article/2013/1/25/chu...-neanderthal-rumors/
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/neand...ad-denied-130123.htm
www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel-res...erview-a-879311.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-scientist-im-mom-neanderthal.html

www.reuters.com/article/2013/01/24/us-us...dUSBRE90N05720130124
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112769199...-neanderthal-012313/

www.guardian.co.uk/lifeandstyle/2013/jan...rogate-mother-mangan

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AFRICA
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On early hominid/human habitats in East Africa (full text is free for both)

www.pnas.org/content/110/4/1167.abstract.html?etoc
www.pnas.org/content/110/4/1175.abstract.html?etoc

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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They’ve recreated the hairstyle of an Egyptian mummy (Roman times):

www.livescience.com/26576-egyptian-mummy...-reconstruction.html

Feature on the stela of Hesysunebef:

egyptmanchester.wordpress.com/2013/01/23...sunebef-acc-no-4588/

Celebrating Nefertiti:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/arts/22iht-nefertiti22.html?ref=arts

Loom weights from Assos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/loom-weights-r...=38266&NewsCatID=375

OpEd on Turkey’s campaign to repatriate assorted items:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/21/tur...haeological-treasure
www.armenianweekly.com/2013/01/22/sassou...ing-foreign-museums/

On the challenges of digging at Karkemish:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/arts/sifting-...?_r=0&pagewanted=all

This one’s somewhat odd … hackers are targetting
Egyptian-archaeology-focussed blog/social media sites:

www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/23/egyptol...d_online_by_hackers/
engineeringevil.com/2013/01/23/hackers-o...journal-in-the-sand/
michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2013/01/kv64-blog-shuts/
michaelsheiser.com/PaleoBabble/2012/12/e...al-unfortunate-news/

Pondering the mock-up of Tut’s tomb:

news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/programmes/fast_track/9786255.stm

More on the Herod exhibit in Israel:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=7121

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of a Roman burial with an ovarian tumour:

www.livescience.com/26446-toothy-tumor-a...nt-roman-corpse.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/uadb-otw012413.php
phys.org/news/2013-01-ovarian-tumor-teeth-bone-fragment.html
news.yahoo.com/toothy-tumor-found-1-600-...orpse-120010618.html

A Herm of Hermes (?) from Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/hermes-statue-...=39550&NewsCatID=375

A landslide reveals a Roman wall in Canakkale:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/canakkale-land...=39450&NewsCatID=375

Winter is taking its toll on Lincoln’s Newport Arch:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-21189009

Feature on the ORBIS project:

www.historytoday.com/jasmine-pui/getting-measure-ancient-rome

Feature on efforts to save the ‘Gladiator Tomb’:

world.time.com/2013/01/23/entombing-the-...ave-the-roman-ruins/

First (it seems) in a series on Lucretius:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/ja...de-rerum-natura-poem

Sarah Ruden on Horace:

www.nationalreview.com/articles/338133/h...ip-state-sarah-ruden

They’re still arguing over the Colosseum restoration:

www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/31719...olosseum-repair.html

Subway construction in Thessaloniki turns up another gold wreath:

phys.org/news/2013-01-subway-greece-unearths-ancient-gold.html

Catullus Online looks to be a very useful site:

www.catullusonline.org/CatullusOnline/index.php

Not sure if we mentioned this Dickinson College Commentaries thing which has
som excellent lessons on scansion:

dcc.dickinson.edu/ovid-amores/scansion

A profile of Mary Beard (and what she had to deal with this week):

www.independent.co.uk/news/people/profil...adiator-8467940.html

The Antikythera Mechanism was an APOD last week:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130120.html

More on those shipwreck pills (this is the article):

www.pnas.org/content/110/4/1193.abstract.html?etoc
cf cen.acs.org/articles/91/i2/Ancient-Roman-Medicine-Analyzed.html

More on Colosseum frescoes:

durangoherald.com/article/20130124/NEWS03/130129782/-1/s
www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/01/22/284922/...overed-in-colosseum/

More on Roman game piece/toilet paper revisionism:

now.msn.com/roman-game-pieces-are-actually-roman-toilet-paper
abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/01/r...ly-old-toilet-paper/

More on Roman facial reconstructions:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...ritish-fortress.html

More on Roman kiddies’ footwear:

phys.org/news/2013-01-family-footwear-side-roman-military.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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Finds from various periods at Didcot:

www.heraldseries.co.uk/news/10175786.Dig...d_remains_at_Didcot/

A British cannon from the Battle of Passaro found near Sicily:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21208809

Archaeologists have found the ‘marker’ used by Secchi in his earth
measurements:

news.discovery.com/earth/roman-marker-us...rth-found-130124.htm

Photos of 19th century Germany:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/b...entury-a-877730.html

Apparently some structures identified as bath houses are actually Viking
breweries:

io9.com/5977029/archaeologists-mistake-v...ouses-for-bathhouses

Ransom was a money-maker for the rank-and-file in Medieval times:

phys.org/news/2013-01-war-money-spinner-...le-soldier-late.html

The Richard III press conference date has been announced:

www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2013/january/dat...iii-press-conference

Fixing the optics at Sutton Hoo:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21109132

Accolades for the Avebury site:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-21107977
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Warring States period Chinese arrowhead from western Japan:

japandailypress.com/archaeologists-find-...estern-japan-2522168

A bronze ‘comma-shaped bead’ from Japan:

english.cntv.cn/20130124/104870.shtml


The Goguryeo Stele find looks important:

www.koreatimes.co.kr/www/news/issues/2013/01/173_128978.html
www.koreaherald.com/view.php?ud=20130116000954


On the DNA front, genetic markers in sweet potatoes are bolstering the case
for
contact between Polynesia and South America:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/01/c...ric-human-explo.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-sweet-potato-dna-early-polynesians.html
arstechnica.com/science/2013/01/polynesi...-potatoes-went-home/

Also on the DNA front, remains from Tianyuan Cave near Beijing point to a
common
ancestor with peoples in North America:

www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article00842.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-ancient-dna-reveals-humans-years.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21123717
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130121161802.htm
www.clevelandleader.com/node/19901

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

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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Earliest evidence of chocolate in North America:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/01/e...colate-i.html?ref=hp

Also on the DNA front, remains from Tianyuan Cave near Beijing point to a
common
ancestor with peoples in North America:

www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article00842.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-ancient-dna-reveals-humans-years.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21123717
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130121161802.htm
www.clevelandleader.com/node/19901

An antiquities bust in Nova Scotia (of all places) with some interesting
items:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story...antiques-seized.html

Comparing Poverty Point earthworks with Hopewell Mounds:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...re-similarities.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2013/01/po...wark-earthworks.html

More voices suggest an Onondaga treaty is a fake:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/01/..._agree_with_new.html

cf:
www.timesunion.com/opinion/article/Lette...s-treaty-4212051.php

An 1800s shipwreck off the Georgia coast:

www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/morning_call...ound-wrecked-on.html

Feature on a failed plot to assassinate Lincoln:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ncoln-187172301.html
Not sure if we’ve mentioned this dispute about the Cloisters yet:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/21/arts/design/t...ices.html?ref=design

More on the War of 1812 site of Caulk’s Field:

www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/...0120,0,7463090.story
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence of human sacrifice from a site at Lake Xaltocan:

www.livescience.com/26609-mass-human-sac...nt-skulls-found.html
www.livescience.com/26611-ancient-human-...vered-in-mexico.html (slide
show)
news.yahoo.com/mass-human-sacrifice-pile...found-152724186.html

A mysterious underground chamber at Machu Picchu:

www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release-r...hu-picchu-325850.php

… and a mysterious metallic object from Chan Chan:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-3454-peru-arch...ed-in-ancient-ruins/

A petroglyph find from Niyarit:

www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/14-h...ograbados-en-nayarit

A jade Olmec spoon from Belize:

www.trentu.ca/newsevents/newsreleases_130124belize.php

Nice feature on the ‘Red Queen’ from Palenque:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive.../palenques-red-queen

On the DNA front, genetic markers in sweet potatoes are bolstering the case
for
contact between Polynesia and South America:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/01/c...ric-human-explo.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-sweet-potato-dna-early-polynesians.html
arstechnica.com/science/2013/01/polynesi...-potatoes-went-home/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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A gamma-ray burst apparently hit earth in the 8th century:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21082617
uk.news.yahoo.com/gamma-ray-burst-blaste...study-063535581.html

Marking Wagner’s bicentennial:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre90q02u-us-m...-wagner-bicentenary/

Progress in revealing a hidden Rembrandt:

news.yahoo.com/secret-painting-rembrandt...-view-164105531.html
phys.org/news/2013-01-mysterious-rembran...nalysis-mock-up.html

Hebrew as a sort of lingua franca in Medieval Europe:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/when-...rew.premium-1.496389

On efforts to save Aramaic:

www.smithsonianmag.com/ideas-innovations...guage-187947061.html

Follow-up to that recovered Matisse story:

www.france24.com/en/20130124-stolen-mati...rn-sweden-museum-art

A pile of Robert Frost’s letters etc. are being made public for the first
time:

phys.org/news/2013-01-rare-robert-frost-materials-emerges.html

Computer algorithms to automatically date Medieval manuscripts:

www.technologyreview.com/view/509876/the...edieval-manuscripts/

Recreating Shackleton’s voyage to Antarctica:

phys.org/news/2013-01-perilous-shackleton-antarctic.html

On dogs, starches, and domestication:

phys.org/news/2013-01-starchy-genes-dog-friend.html

OpEd on historical abortifacients:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/opinion/leech...and-spanish-fly.html

A pile of British art is on/going online:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/24/arts/24iht-hogarth24.html?ref=arts

Brief item on the find of a pile of William Blake engravings:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/hu...gravings-discovered/


France is trying to purchase a ‘lost’ work by the Marquis de Sade:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/books/frances...0-days.html?ref=arts
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CRIME BEAT
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Arrests in an art theft that happened in the Netherlands, but they’re not
sure
where the art is:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/su...-custody/?ref=design

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_v16n03.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n04.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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Ice Age Art:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jan/24/i...e-art-british-museum
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/gallery/...h-museum-in-pictures

Julius Caesar: Military Genius:

www.scmp.com/lifestyle/family-education/...us-caesar-exhibition
www.globaltimes.cn/content/757954.shtml

Constable, Gainsborough, Turner:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/19/arts/19iht-melikian19.html?ref=arts

Manet:

www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/01/22/arts...-manet.html?ref=arts

OpEd on items returned by various museums over the past while:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/sunday-review....html?pagewanted=all

Yale’s art gallery has expanded:

news.yale.edu/2012/12/13/welcome-yale-art-gallery-invites-public-new-space?
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Il Masnadieri:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/23/arts/23iht-loomis23.html?ref=arts

Le Cid:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/theater/r...e-dame.html?ref=arts

Family Happiness:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/theater/r...center.html?ref=arts

Gazza Ladra:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/22/arts/music/br...-ladra.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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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130120.mp3
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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