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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Latest spin on the Out of Africa theory has hominids leaving much earlier
than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2013-01-theory-african-exit.html

Oldest stone hand axes (2 million years b.p.) from Ethiopia:

www.nbcnews.com/id/50620121/ns/technolog...cience/#.UQ5Lu_KICSo


More on the modern molars/homo erectus connection:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729014....GLOBAL%7Cmagcontents

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AFRICA
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It’s been a dramatic week in Timbuktu … early in the week we were hearing
of fears that manuscripts might be torched (and about the digitization
project mentioned a while back) …

world.time.com/2013/01/26/for-the-treasu...ment-of-grave-peril/

… then we heard the library had been torched:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jan/28/mal...u-library-ancient-ma
world.time.com/2013/01/28/mali-timbuktu-...-burned-texts/print/
news.yahoo.com/islamist-rebels-torch-tim...mayor-104853300.html
news.yahoo.com/mali-rebels-torch-pricele...buktu-132415180.html
www.npr.org/2013/01/29/170530171/retreat...troyed-ancient-texts
www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Ti...learning-4231748.php
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/164659#.UQfxDGeSj_N
www.citizen.co.za/citizen/content/en/cit...-annihilated-in-Mali
chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/islamist-r...ncient-manuscripts-2

… then we heard of some being saved in various ways …

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/the-s...ipts/article6763747/
world.time.com/2013/01/28/mali-timbuktu-...ipts-from-islamists/
www.tombouctoumanuscripts.org/blog/entry/timbuktu_update/ [this
might be a blog worth
following if you’re wanting to keep on top of this]

… now it appears the majority have been saved (?) … this story seems to be
still developing:

news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2013/...pts-apparently-.html
www.france24.com/en/20130130-timbuktu-an...nce-troops-islamists
internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2...59561418_639672.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 17th Dynasty child sarcophagus find near Luxor:

www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=666728&CategoryId=13936
www.archaeology.org/news/492-130130-egypt-luxor-djehuty
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/63...s-tomb-in-Luxor.aspx


Nice feature on one of the folks who regularly does CT scans of mummies:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...8f5215402_story.html

… and the Virginia MFA is doing the CT scan thing right now:

phys.org/news/2013-02-museum-unwrapping-mummy-story-ct.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/02/virgi...-story-with-ct-scan/

Using modern mummification to shed light on Ramses II:

phys.org/news/2013-02-modern-mummification-ramses-ii.html

I think I missed this one about loom weights from near Canakkale:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/loom-weights-r...=38266&NewsCatID=375

Some tomb robbers caught ‘in the act’ at Kibbutz Metzer:

www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-bandits-nabbed-red-handed/

They’ve repaired much of the damage done by vandals at Avdat four or
five years ago:

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/a...andalism/2013/01/30/

A potential threat to the Khirbet Qeiyafa site:

gath.wordpress.com/2013/01/31/khirbet-qe...bout-to-obliterated/


The ‘other side’ of Aleppo:

www.npr.org/2013/01/29/170091382/from-al...calmer-age?sc=17&f=3

OpEd on the history of the Golan Heights:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=301568


The Jacobovici-Zias trial is coming up:

world.time.com/2013/01/29/a-feud-between...gists-goes-to-court/

… and Raphael Golb lost the majority of the items he was appealing:

www.courts.state.ny.us/reporter/3dseries/2013/2013_00436.htm
phys.org/news/2013-01-decision-ny-dead-sea-scrolls.html
online.wsj.com/article/AP8611db7718904d7fbb1b1c7ecb57b474.html

More on that Herod exhibition:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Herod+b...into+spotlight/28596

Some eye candy: a video of the Space Station flyover starting at the Nile
and going over the Euphrates (and beyond … takes a minute or so to load):

eol.jsc.nasa.gov/Videos/CrewEarthObserva...s_20120323HD_web.mov

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman-era glass workshops found near Pozzuoli:

ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/en/news/regions/...ozzuoli_8137894.html

Another ancient Roman sarcophagus being used as a planter this time in
Dorchester:

www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10200924.Roman...ction_in_Dorchester/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2270082...n-worth-100-000.html

Evidence of a “substantial” Roman settlement near Flintshire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-21298792

Susan Stephens’ research into the ‘non-noble’ ancient athlete is getting
some
attention:

news.stanford.edu/news/2013/february/anc...tes-myth-020113.html


Plenty of funding news … first, for Bulgaria’s ‘Valley of the Kings’:

sofiaglobe.com/2013/01/30/bulgaria-will-...nance-minister-says/

… and Hadrian’s Wall:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21294864

… and work will be starting at Pompeii next week:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...xt-week_8164199.html

… and work continues on the Temple of Zeus at Olympia:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/01/zeus...olympia-being-fixed/


Pondering what to do with Alderney Roman Fort:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-21200761

Vicki Leon previews (?) her book on sex in Greek and Roman
times:

www.huffingtonpost.com/vicki-leon/grecor...r-wei_b_2567747.html

Bridging the high school/university gap with the Iliad:

www.yourhoustonnews.com/tomball/living/h...57-0019bb2963f4.html

On air pollution in Roman times:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...-Rome-187936271.html

A series (maybe) on Lucretius:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/ja...de-rerum-natura-poem
www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/...ius-all-things-atoms

A somewhat rambling piece on Roman cookery:

www.thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?h...Romans&NewsID=364203


We mentioned before that they were putting Socrates on trial again:

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=170786748

… and they found him guilty again:

www.salon.com/2013/02/01/patrick_fitzger...ock_trial/singleton/
www.suntimes.com/news/metro/17935947-418...400-years-later.html
www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-met...0201,0,5967360.story
www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20130131...o-prosecute-socrates
www.abajournal.com/news/article/socrates..._modern-day_retrial/
www.npr.org/2013/02/02/170922696/the-ret...ates-verdict-reached

… and people were wondering if that was the right thing:

www.suntimes.com/news/steinberg/17941859...socrates-guilty.html

An upcoming Homerathon:

www.aveherald.com/news/ave-maria-news/12...-at-amu-feb-8-9.html

Feature on the site of Olympia:

www.livescience.com/26654-olympia.html

More on Roman graffiti in the Colosseum:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13...um-archeology-photo/ (nice
photo)

More on that gold wreath found during work on the Thessaloniki subway:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/01/28/anci...thessaloniki-subway/

More on Roman pill analysis:

www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/01/03/1216776110.abstract
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 redated that ‘lion man’ sculpture from Ulm (I say it’s a bear):

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ice-Age...tive-sculpture/28595

A hoard of 17th century gold coins from beneath a pub in Tipperary:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/breaking/2013/0129/breaking31.html

Pondering the ‘world’s oldest portrait’:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...oldest-portrait.html

… and a mysterious ring from Escrick:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-21183406

Feature on the Sicilian Mummy Project:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13...es-archeology-italy/

That locket found by a 3-year-old metal detectorist is on display:

www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/23020

On the Richard III front, we’re reading a lot of stuff which was brought up
a few weeks
ago … e.g., the arguing over where to rebury him (if it turns out to be
him):

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9842559/Carp...for-Richard-III.html

… and just general hype (the big announcement is tomorrow, I believe):

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9...-lead-scientist.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/this-brita...ard-iii-8478606.html


I was sent a press kit (in English) on this huge Viking ship going on
display in the
National Museum of Denmark. Much of the info seems to be here (in Danish),
along
with photos (and you’ll probably have to cut and paste the link … they’re
not making
this easy):

mus.dk/nyhedsoversigt/nyhed/article/nationalmuseet-skaber-international-saerudstilling-om-vikinger/

Renewed concerns for sites in Orkney:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/hi...nder-threat.20041665

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Humans are being blamed for the extinction of the Tasmanian tiger:

phys.org/news/2013-01-australia-tasmanian-tiger.html

Plans to excavate the Quang Ngai shipwreck:

english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainm...d-in-two-months.html

Evidence of an ancient weapons trade (maybe) between Japan and Korea:

japandailypress.com/archaeologists-unear...ough-weapons-0122519

Not sure if we mentioned this cluster of 1200 years b.p. tombs from China’s
Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region:

www.indianexpress.com/news/1300yearold-t...ed-in-china/1068015/

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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Pondering when humans arrived in the Americas:

www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/Wh...ricas-187951111.html

Poverty Point Mounds were apparently constructed rather quickly:

news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/24857.aspx
phys.org/news/2013-01-archaic-native-ame...s-built-massive.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/wuis-ana013013.php
www.archaeology.org/news/481-130128-pove...mounds-built-quickly

Rebutting the Comets-killed-Clovis theory:

phys.org/news/2013-01-rebuts-hypothesis-...year-old-clovis.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-01/rhuo-phn013013.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/01/130131095314.htm

A shipwreck from Cumberland Island (Georgia):

www.gpb.org/news/2013/01/31/shipwreck-fo...on-cumberland-island

They’ve recovered those purloined petroglyphs from California:

www.sfgate.com/news/crime/article/Ancien...er-theft-4242187.php

Feature on reactions to the Emancipation proclamation:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/hurrah-for-old-abe/

Slideshow of Grand Central Station over the years:

www.timesunion.com/news/slideshow/A-look...al-station-55830.php

On Clarence True’s house designs:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/realestate/st...html?ref=design&_r=0

Review of Edward Ball, *The Inventor and the Tycoon*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/books/review/...-ball.html?ref=books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A pre-hispanic cremation burial site at Cerro de Trincheras

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60395#.UQ5qYPKICSp

How ancient Andeans responded to the Spanish conquest:

wamc.org/post/dr-jose-antonio-mazzotti-t...and-spanish-conquest

How the Aztec conquest altered genetics in early Mexico:

www.utexas.edu/news/2013/01/30/aztec-con...new-dna-study-shows/
phys.org/news/2013-01-aztec-conquest-genetics-early-mexico.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 micro-CT scanning technology looks useful:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-21235980


A 17th century masterpiece turns up at the Ritz in Paris:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/a-...z-in-paris/?ref=arts

Pondering why men stopped wearing high heels:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21151350

… and the mystery of curry:

www.slate.com/articles/life/food/2013/01...was_like.single.html

Another digital literary analysis project with interesting results:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/technology/li....html?ref=technology

SUNY Buffalo has acquired some Robert Frost papers:

www.npr.org/2013/01/29/170474762/rare-ro...-his-death?sc=17&f=3

Interesting Joseph Conrad study:

blogs.newschool.edu/news/2013/01/sounding-for-depth/

Latest CSA newsletter:

csanet.org/newsletter/#winter13

Review of Ros Barber, *The Marlowe Papers*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/books/review/...arber.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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The mayor of Mont Saint Michel is in trouble for duping tourists:

www.france24.com/en/20130130-mont-saint-...-corruption-politics
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CRIME BEAT
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An arrest in some rare book thefts in Bologna:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21248849

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_v16n04.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n05.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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Dead Sea Scrolls (Brandeis):

thebrandeishoot.com/articles/12932

In the Company of Women:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/nyregion/a-re...seum.html?ref=design

From Shore to Shore:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/27/nyregion/in-w...ding.html?ref=design

Drawing Surrealism:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/arts/design/d...seum.html?ref=design

In Search of Classical Greece:

www.britishmuseum.org/whats_on/exhibitio...lassical_greece.aspx

Manet:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/26/arts/the-shif...people.html?ref=arts

Nice feature on the newly-renovated Yale University Art Gallery:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/education/edl...cademia-and-art.html

How Greek museums are coping with budget cuts:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_17/01/2013_478149

The Prado just received a huge private donation:

www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre90s0t4-us-art-spain-prado/

A major Indian art collection is coming to Sotheby’s:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/wo...sothebys/?ref=design

Some surprising results at the latest Old Masters auction:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/arts/01iht-me...lobal&seid=auto&_r=0


Feature on the Winter Antiques Show:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/25/arts/design/w...mory.html?ref=design

New rules for the acquisition of antiquities:

philanthropy.com/blogs/philanthropytoday...ng-antiquities/61949
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Isaac’s Eye:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/29/science/issac...ces.html?ref=science

Ludi Musici:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/arts/music/jo...useum.html?ref=music

Some Mozart Week coverage:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/30/arts/30iht-loomis30.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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Mary Jane Phillips-Matz

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/28/books/mary-ja...at-86.html?ref=books
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Archaeonews Podcast 223:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-223

Archaeology News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130127.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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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always hoping
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A 500 000 years b.p. jawbone from a Serbian cave:

www.nbcnews.com/id/50724252/ns/technolog...cience/#.UReSxvKICSo
news.yahoo.com/half-million-old-human-ja...found-222450208.html
phys.org/news/2013-02-features-southeast...human-ancestors.html
www.livescience.com/26916-serbian-homini...bone-discovered.html
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/ancie...7.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

A Neanderthal ‘refugium’ in the Iberian peninsula:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21330194
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/new-f...erthals-8480911.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/04/n...dern-humans-research
www.livescience.com/26831-neanderthals-died-earlier.html
phys.org/news/2013-02-neanderthals-died-...-coexist-modern.html
www.nature.com/news/neanderthal-remains-...r-extinction-1.12355
www.herald.ie/news/europeans-neanderthal...-doubt-29050371.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0205/Nean...r-according-to-study
www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3480...uggested_by_redating
archaeology.about.com/b/2013/02/06/neand...he-ebro-frontier.htm
bigstory.ap.org/article/study-suggests-n...als-died-out-earlier

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AFRICA
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35 pyramids/burial chambers from the Sudan:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...as-Kush-kingdom.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/07/35-an...discovered-in-sudan/
www.livescience.com/26903-35-ancient-pyramids-sudan.html
news.yahoo.com/35-ancient-pyramids-disco...polis-162426532.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0206/35-p...nitor+%7C+Science%29

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A fire temple in Qom has been destroyed:

www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php/compone...ices-to-be-destroyed

A roundup of recent archaeological finds in Israel:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2013/rep378005.shtml

Feature on Tel Beth-Shemesh:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-05/israel...-ancient-border.html

An Opeddish thing related to that Herod exhibition:

blogs.timesofisrael.com/herods-monumental-jewish-matter/

cf: www.timesofisrael.com/herod-gets-his-15-minutes/

Archaeologists plan to return to the Bam-e Qeshm Geopark (Iran):

www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php/compone...le/65/367-04-02-2013

Feature/hypish sort of thing on ancient Erbil:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/a-new-ch...the-assyrian-empire/

OpEd on preserving Islamic antiquities in Saudi Arabia:

www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method...entid=20130205151951

Cambridge and Oxford are purchasing the Lewis-Gibson Genizeh:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishFeatures/Article.aspx?id=302726

100 most important cuneiform objects:

cdli.ox.ac.uk/wiki/doku.php?id=the_one_h...nt_cuneiform_objects

What Lawrence Schiffman and James VanderKam are up to:

www.njjewishnews.com/article/16258/dead-...-series#.UReaBPKICSo

Some mummy facial reconstructions:

www.rapidreadytech.com/2013/02/3d-printi...t-egyptians-to-life/

More on that 17th dynasty child sarcophagus:

gulfnews.com/news/region/egypt/over-3-50...d-in-egypt-1.1140630
laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=666728&CategoryId=13936

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Feature on US cities with Greek names:

usa.greekreporter.com/2013/02/09/us-cities-with-greek-names/

Feature on the Acropolis:

www.livescience.com/26989-acropolis-athens.html

Feature on the ‘suppression’ of Ancient Rome in Ghaddaffi’s Libya:

www.ibtimes.com/ancient-rome-libya-suppr...ution-photos-1069658

Feature on Janet Stephens and her work with ancient hairstyles (may
disappear behind a
paywall):

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873...286272195339456.html

Digitally reconstructing some Roman silver:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-21244147

In Our Time was talking Epicureanism this week:

downloads.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/radio4/iot/iot_20130207-1100a.mp3

What Paul Woodruff is up to:

dailytexanonline.com/news/2013/02/07/sen...gy-and-ancient-tales

What Katharina Volk is up to:

www.columbiaspectator.com/2013/02/04/cla...ovid-core-curriculum

On the ancient Greek version of ‘gun control’:

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2...-viewed-weapons.html

Feature on the other items found in the Antikythera wreck:

phdiva.blogspot.ca/2013/02/the-antikythe...photos.html?spref=tw

Podcast on the Art Institute of Chicago’s new Greek, Roman and Byzantine
galleries:

ancientartpodcast.org/55

Photo feature on Segedunum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21261754

Some funding for Hadrian’s Wall:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/50-000-to-pro...83?referrerPath=news

More on funding for Pompeii:

uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-pompeii-105-mn...eover-114402165.html
m.dw.de/english/mobile.A-16582709-1433.h...europe-4005-xml-mrss
phys.org/news/2013-02-ancient-pompeii-mn-euro-makeover.html
www.skynews.com.au/world/article.aspx?id=843148

… along with news of a financial scandal there too:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21341873

A different sort of ‘classical influence’:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/06/arts/music/q-...sirens.html?ref=arts

Review(ish) of V. Leon, *Joy of Sexus*:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/09/joy-...greeces-erotic-life/

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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Of course the big news last week was the announcement that the bones were,
in fact,
Richard III:

news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/04/beyond-...england-parking-lot/ (most
thorough; includes video of announcement)
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newsvideo/98481...tery-was-solved.html (different
video)
www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/world/europe/...nes.html?ref=science
uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-iii--leicester...0132929.html#4byUCrt
phys.org/news/2013-02-experts-england-king-richard-iii.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-iii--leicester...narch-100132929.html
www.newsdaily.com/stories/bre9130bw-us-britain-richard/
news.yahoo.com/photos/lost-medieval-chur...rking-lot-slideshow/

… although some folks are questioning the DNA evidence:

m.guardiannews.com/uk/2013/feb/04/richard-iii-skeleton-bone-dna
www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...ody-richard-iii.html

… and the ‘closeness’ of the researchers to the subject matter:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-h-word/20...y-heroes-richard-iii


… and there were followup/sidebarish pieces:

phys.org/news/2013-02-richard-iii-car-king.html (how he got there)
phys.org/news/2013-02-science-royal-dirt.html (the science behind
the i.d.)

… and, of course, they did a facial reconstruction:

www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/news/face...with-richard-iii.htm
phys.org/news/2013-02-richard-iii-revealed-years.html
news.discovery.com/history/face-of-richa...-revealed-130205.htm
www.guardian.co.uk/uk/video/2013/feb/05/...ecreated-skull-video

… and there’s plans for a museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21340068


… while they’re still discussing where to rebury the guy:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-21349307

… and New York’s Shakespeare in the Parking Lot has an obvious choice
for performance this year:

bigstory.ap.org/article/richard-iii-picked-new-york-parking-lot

The Guardian has a nice roundup piece today:

www.guardian.co.uk/teacher-network/teach...s-teaching-resources

Now they’re talking about looking for/digging up Alfred the Great:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21335679
uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-iii-skull--cou...thed--122834889.html

… but they won’t be allowed to test the princes in the tower:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/05/p...-tower-staying-under

… and they’re wondering if his illegitimate son is buried in Kent:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-21366578

Elsewhere, folks were looking at medieval graffiti in Norwich Cathedral:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2274401...cathedral-walls.html

… and evidence of life in Yorkminster post-Roman but pre-Viking:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/feb/06/york-m...eries-romans-vikings

A retired silversmith came across the largest collection of petroglyphs in
the
Scottish Highlands:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/larg...s-revealed-1-2780498
news.stv.tv/highlands-islands/213064-arc...ections-of-rock-art/

A pair of medieval (maybe) skeletons found at Wadham College:

www.oxfordtoday.ox.ac.uk/page.aspx?pid=2671
Some Alderney folks have ‘completed’ the Bayeux Tapestry:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/feb/09/b...y-completed-alderney

Plans to project artworks on UK landmarks:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21372685

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting necklace from the Altai mountains:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2272817...d.html#axzz2KV2mRuzB


New suggestions for preserving the Terracotta Warriors:

phys.org/news/2013-02-china-famous-terra...warriors-relics.html

Searching for evidence of trade between China and the Philippines:

newsinfo.inquirer.net/354993/the-search-...arly-chinese-traders

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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Bullets from the Hatfield-McCoy feud (maybe):

www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/23125

A stolen 300 years b.p. family Bible has been returned:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2...ce-was-lost----.html

On volcanoes and the Civil War:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05...as-moral-volcano/?hp

More on the rapid construction of some Louisiana earthworks:

www.theatlanticcities.com/neighborhoods/...works-3-months/4578/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Early in the week we were hearing sensational reports of the discovery of
the
grave of Pachacutec at Macchu Pichu:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-3562-peru-arch...ind-in-machu-picchu/

… but there were (and are) doubts:

elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1534231/noticia...machu-picchu?ft=grid
www.larepublica.pe/08-02-2013/luis-guill...hacutec-esta-en-lima

Investigating evidence for the Maya collapse in Belize:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/december-2...a-collapse-in-belize

More on that human sacrifice site near Teotihuacan:

www.stuff.co.nz/science/8260765/Sacrific...tifies-archaeologist

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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Weighing in on Laura Ingall’s sister’s blindness:

medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-mistaken-infection-prairie.html

On the origin of the olive:

phys.org/news/2013-02-tree-life-kurdish-roots.html

Some slippers at the University of Aberdeen have turned out to have once
belonged
to Napoleon’s sister:

phys.org/news/2013-02-slippers-napoleon-...ister-unearthed.html

The genetic side of the Irish potato famine:

phys.org/news/2013-02-scientists-genetic...ntributed-irish.html

Language is a more serious barrier than genetics when it comes to mixing
cultures, apparently:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...ster-than-folk-tales
www.newscientist.com/article/dn23145-gen...than-folk-tales.html

Searching for the origins of soup:

www.archaeology.org/news/533-130208-cooking-soup-hunters
nhpr.org/post/stone-age-stew-soup-making...be-older-wed-thought

The British Library has put some more interesting manuscripts online:

www.theverge.com/2013/2/9/3970268/britis...c-manuscripts-online

Has the other half of a famous Courbet been found?:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/02/07/thrift...-half_n_2641243.html

Trying to keep a Cropsey landscape in the UK:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21383890

Assorted shipwreck sites:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2275055...ewsxml#axzz2KV2mRuzB

Another top ten finds list:

metro.co.uk/2013/02/04/top-10-archaeolog...of-all-time-3379570/

A different ‘viewpoint’ for Pride and Prejudice:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21379834

They’ve restored one of the former homes of the Bronte sisters:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21365889

Review of Michael Dean, *I, Hogarth*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/books/review/...dean.html?ref=review

Review of C. Irmscher, *Louis Agassiz*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/books/review/...cher.html?ref=review

Review of Roseanne Montillo, *The Lady and Her Monsters*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/books/review/...illo.html?ref=review

Review of Jenny Uglow, *The Pinecone*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/books/review/...glow.html?ref=review
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Shantiniketan:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/travel/whe...ndia.html?ref=travel
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CRIME BEAT
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An arrest in an Italian rare book theft case:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21248849

A Delacroix at the Louvre was defaced:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21380562
news.yahoo.com/famed-delacroix-canvas-de...ouvre-100754447.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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The St Alban’s coin hoard is on display:

www.hertsad.co.uk/news/st_albans_roman_c...ish_museum_1_1858310

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n05.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n06.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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Krater of Antaeus:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60651#.UReu5_KICSo

Lod Mosaic:

philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2013/02/10/new...ncient-roman-empire/

Back to Classic:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60625#.URevbfKICSo

Ice Age Art:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/28ea8196-7058-11e2-85...a.html#axzz2KVUEojB5
www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Britis...-on-show-4251912.php
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/feb...e-art-jonathan-jones
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-museum-8482261.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-feat...-British-Museum.html

Changing Image of Eros:

dawn.com/2013/02/05/love-in-3rd-century-...-was-a-lot-like-now/

The Land Between Two Rivers:

www.news-gazette.com/news/arts-and-enter...otamia-spurlock.html

Pondering recent Old Masters sales:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/02/arts/02iht-melikian02.html?ref=arts
www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/arts/01iht-melikian01.html?ref=arts
www.nytimes.com/2013/02/01/arts/design/b...ices.html?ref=design

The National Portrait Gallery has a new director:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/ne...it-gallery/?ref=arts

Museums are having problems with the ‘strings’ attached to donations:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/05/arts/design/m...ations.html?ref=arts

Seeking respect for American folk art:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/arts/design/a...-art.html?ref=design

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Women of Will:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/02/04/theater/r...rial-church.html?hpw

The RSC is returning to Newcastle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21382076

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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Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130203.mp3

Archaeonews Podcast:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2013-02-05.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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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Wilfried Zankl,Bob Heuman, Pat Wary, Richard Campbell,Bob Heuman,
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week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Some rethinking of the role of eastern Europe in human development
based on that Serbian jawbone find from 2006:

phys.org/news/2013-02-human-fossil-easte...urope-important.html
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0054608

More on how we’re enduring a Neanderthal legacy:

phys.org/news/2013-02-neanderthal-house.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Greco-Roman necropolis from Alexandria:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/64798.aspx

A couple of hundred sites have been found by Italian researchers in
(Kurdish) Iraq:

www.agenziaaise.it/italiani-nel-mondo/po...otamia.html(Italian)
www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/cultura...137722.html(Italian)
www.regione.fvg.it/rafvg/comunicati/comu...25141858002(Italian)

Possible cat mummy find from a British attic:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2278585...-EGYPTIAN-MUMMY.html

Egypt is banking on its pharaonic past:

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/15/169...-future-in-past?lite

… and Hateshepsut’s temple at Karnak will soon open to the public:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/64...nak-to-open-soo.aspx

Marking the 90th anniversary of the discovery of Tut’s tomb:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9872408/Tuta...en-lost-forever.html
www.history.com/news/6-secrets-of-king-tut

… and doing some rethinking of Tut’s DNA:

phys.org/news/2013-02-tut-egyptian-archa...-theory-pharaoh.html
www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/02...ut%E2%80%99s-lineage

Evidence of daily Sumerian life from Abu Tbeirah:

www.agi.it/research-e-sviluppo/notizie/2..._dei_sumeri(Italian)

Interesting article on ancient board games:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/unearthed-...its.premium-1.502466

… based on:

israelexplorationsociety.huji.ac.il/kad-contents-144.pdf

As was probably suspected, antiquities looting in Syria is supporting
the revolution:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...59a1b8e2a_story.html
phys.org/news/2013-02-syria-trafficking-antiquities.html
www.foxnews.com/world/2013/02/13/syrian-...-country-2020103208/

… and there’s pillaging going on in Gaza as well:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2013/...-pillaging-gaza.html

Protests over a building site in Modi’in which threatens ancient sites:

www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=303216

The fallout continues from that Herod exhibition:

uk.reuters.com/article/2013/02/12/uk-isr...S&feedName=worldNews
www.nytimes.com/2013/02/14/world/middlee...st-bank-objects.html
m.guardiannews.com/world/2013/feb/12/isr...tion-herod-the-great

Latest from Temple Mount:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/261936

Lengthy retelling of the Golb case:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/nyregion/onli...ld-consequences.html

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Delphi is getting a makeover:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/02/11/delp...get-800000-makeover/

Roman remains from Flint:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-21453337

mtDNA suggests the Etruscans were a local development:

www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0055519


Interesting feature on Alexander the great and a rain of burning sand:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/02/alexan...of-burning-sand.html

Feature on US cities with Greek names:

usa.greekreporter.com/2013/02/09/us-cities-with-greek-names/


What Edward Anson is up to:

ualr.edu/www/2013/02/12/history-prof-aut...nder-the-great-book/


That sarcophagus from a Northumberland garden fetched a nice price:

www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10229996.Sarco..._Dorchester_auction/

Inspired by the Lucurgus Cup:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-02/uoic-twm021413.php


Review of Robert Knapp, *Invisible Romans*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/feb/15/inv...-robert-knapp-review

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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Arguing about Henry IV’s head:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/16/mys...-head-divides-france

… related:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...after-his-death.html

Medieval remains from Selkirk:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-21457325

Interesting finds from various periods from a 19th century garden on
the Thames:

phys.org/news/2013-02-unearthing-seethin...s-secret-garden.html


Sir James Tillie had an interesting burial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-21412875


Archaeological research in Spain is threatened by budget cuts:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2013/02/06/ac...585540.html(Spanish)

Seeking help for the flooded site of Sibari:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/Ar...911076.html(Italian)

Funding for the Mary Rose museum:

www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/mary-ros...of-funding-1-4790749

Restoration of Cardigan Castle has begun:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-21463020

… while a car smashed into Ipswich’s ‘finest Tudor house’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21441963

An Isle of Wight Tudor tax register might return home:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21275647

This arrival-of-farming-in-Europe might be a repeat:

phys.org/news/2013-02-farming-europe-migrants-isotopic.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Feature on the rather pornographic Kangjiashimenji Petroglyphs:

www.slate.com/articles/health_and_scienc...pulation.single.html

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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Interesting Academic Minute on factors shaping the peopling of the Americas:

www.wamc.org/post/dr-chris-wolff-suny-pl...time-archaic-culture

On the tradition of “Baby Dolls” at Mardi Gras:

www.npr.org/2013/02/16/172165237/the-bab...-with-a-serious-side

Is it Abe’s stovepipe hat or not?:

www.npr.org/2013/02/16/172128313/is-hone...stovepipe-hat-a-fake

Review of John Burt, *Lincoln’s Tragic Pragmatism*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/books/review/...-burt.html?ref=books

Review of Daniel Stashower, *The Hour of Peril*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/books/review/...hower.html?ref=books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 5000 years b.p. (maybe) temple from El Paraiso:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21436513
phys.org/news/2013-02-peru-archeologists-ancient-temple.html
www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/peru-arch...-find-ancient-temple

A 1500 years b.p. midden from the USVI:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...-Virgin-Islands.html
phys.org/news/2013-02-year-old-landfill-usvi.html

An image of the fire god found at the top of Teotihuacan’s Pyramid of the
Sun:

www.latimes.com/news/world/worldnow/la-f...0213,0,7555042.story
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=60734#.USDy6PKCWSo

Antiquities smugglers use drug trade routes:

www.archaeology.org/news/560-130211-texas-mexico-smuggling
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 researcher has found an ‘arrest warrant’ for Macchiavelli:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...for-Machiavelli.html

Plenty of coverage of a computer program developed to reconstruct ancient
languages:

newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/02/11/ancientlanguages/
www.theregister.co.uk/2013/02/12/rosetta..._for_protolanguages/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21427896
phys.org/news/2013-02-computerized-roset...structs-ancient.html

cf: www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/02/05/1204678110.full.pdf


Folks were pondering all sorts of things about the development of skin
pigment:

medicalxpress.com/news/2013-02-modern-li...n-exposure-skin.html
phys.org/news/2013-02-evolution-hairless...self-expression.html

… and hair:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130214133924.htm


Pondering mtDNA:

biologos.org/blog/understanding-evolutio...ve-y-chromosome-adam

Italian archaeologists are using a robotic submarine for underwater
investigations:

www.obiettivotre.com/2013/02/archeologia...per-tifone/(Italian)
www.agi.it/research-e-sviluppo/notizie/2...queo_tifone(Italian)
cf: thesaurus.isti.cnr.it/

Feature on an Ice Age flute from the BM’s latest exhibition:

www.guardian.co.uk/music/2013/feb/15/ice-age-flute

A different sort of ‘repatriation’:

phys.org/news/2013-02-mexican-ape-woman-home-europe.html
www.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/arts/design/j...xico.html?ref=design

Arguing over Conan Doyle copyright status:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/pu...copyrights/?ref=arts

Review of Paul Kennedy, *Engineers of Victory*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/books/review/...nnedy.html?ref=books

Review of a couple of biographies of 19th century female historians:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/arts/design/s...arians.html?ref=arts

Review of Paula Byrne, *The Real Life Jane Austen*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/books/review/...byrne.html?ref=books

Review of Gary Wills, *Why Priests*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/books/review/...wills.html?ref=books

Review of Napoleon Chagnon, *Noble Savages*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/books/review/...agnon.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Tikal:

www.spiegel.de/reise/fernweh/tikal-in-gu...-883615.html(German)
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
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_v16n06.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n07.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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Echoes of Egypt:

peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/echoes-egypt-conjuring-land-pharaohs

Ancient Maya World:

www.lacma.org/art/installation/ancient-m...permanent-collection

Capitoline Brutus:

www.mfa.org/exhibitions/visiting-masterp...he-capitoline-brutus


Hidden and Forbidden:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/10/nyregion/a-re...html?ref=design&_r=0

German Expressionism:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/08/arts/design/g...erie.html?ref=design

Mozart Portraits:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2013/02/07/art...ozart.html?ref=music

Greek Bronzes:

www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/kunst/ant...nichts-12056146.html
www.hr-online.de/website/rubriken/kultur...rd_document_47478345
www.art-magazin.de/kunst/58810/zurueck_zur_klassik_frankfurt
cf: www.liebieghaus.de/lh/index.php?StoryID=496


Ice Age:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/feb...vings-british-museum
www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/16/3234257/e...dest-sculptures.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...h-Museum-review.html
www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibition/i...-museum-8494480.html

Herod:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/12/isr...the-great?CMP=twt_gu
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/261941

Marcel Proust and Swann’s Way:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/books/marcel-...ibrary.html?ref=arts

Piera della Francesca in America:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/arts/design/p...-frick.html?ref=arts

William Matthew Prior:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/arts/design/a...museum.html?ref=arts

Olivetti:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/arts/design/o...ughs.html?ref=design

Ethical problems at that Cambodian art dispute trial:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/16/arts/design/c...anel.html?ref=design

SMU is getting a new arts research center:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/12/ne...n-at-smu/?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Protecting Lincoln:

movies.nytimes.com/2013/02/15/movies/sav...litvak.html?ref=arts

The Scottish Way:

www.npr.org/2013/02/09/171404321/the-sco...play-the-olivier-way

Isaac’s Eye:

www.npr.org/player/v2/mediaPlayer.html?a...72100118&m=172100105

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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ArchaeoNews Podcast 225:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2013-02-10.mp3

Audio News from Achaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130210.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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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Early human burials were plain, apparently, compared to what went before
(this
study is being spun in different ways):

www.ucdenver.edu/about/newsroom/newsrele...y-human-burials.aspx
phys.org/news/2013-02-early-human-burials-varied-widely.html
www.archaeology.org/news/593-human-burials-eurasia-neanderthals
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112789278...anthropology-022113/

An Ice Age fishing hook:

scinexx.de/wissen-aktuell-15593-2013-02-19.html(German)
derstandard.at/1360681869761/Schon-vor-d...g-man-angeln(German)
cf. www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pi...0313000198(Abstract)

On changes to human brain structures over time:

scienceblog.com/60521/has-evolution-give...ue-brain-structures/

OpEddish think on nostalgia for our paleo past:

chronicle.com/article/Misguided-Nostalgi...rce=at&utm_medium=en

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A pyramid of a vizier of Ramses II found at Luxor:

www.archaeology.org/news/595-khay-pyrami...zier-ramses-ii-luxor

www.emirates247.com/news/region/pyramid-...-2013-02-21-1.495993

luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.de/2013/02/t...omb-is-now-found.htm
ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/it/notizie/stati...286934.html(Italian)
cf. www.ulb.ac.be/actulb/index.php?article=3617 (French)

A project to save a pair of colossal Amenhotep II statues at Luxor:

luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2013/0...ency-project-to.html
(fotos)
luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2013/0...save-two.html(video)

More on those Greco-Roman tombs from Alexandria:

luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.de/2013/02/g...e-discovered-in.html

Some sort of Byzantine wine press operation (maybe) from Yafo:

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1985&module_id=#as
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60888
www.jewishpress.com/news/ancient-liquid-...viv-yafo/2013/02/20/
www.haaretz.com/news/national/buried-und...ite.premium-1.504718
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/262640


A pile of stolen artifacts were recovered in Beit Jann:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/262422#.USoGjfKCWSo


Information on a secon Qeiyafa inscription coming soon, apparently:

lukechandler.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/in...ing-later-this-year/

Syrian officials are warning of trafficking of antiquities:

www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/13/3231677/s...-of-trafficking.html
connecticut.news12.com/news/nation-world...ntiquities-1.4638107
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130...tolen-syria-minister

cf:
rogueclassicism.com/2013/02/18/not-recen...ey-mosaics-followup/
phdiva.blogspot.ca/2013/02/syria-looting.html

… and they’ve put some things in storage:

www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/20/uk-sy...dUSLNE91J01C20130220

Saudi Arabia is opening the cities of Saleh to the public:

www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=688528&CategoryId=12395


Feature on the building stones of Herod’s temple:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...emple-mount-history/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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On the DNA front, apparently one million Britons can claim descent from the
Romans:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...ritain-29090442.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...ded-from-Romans.html

Thermae from Sozopol:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=147946

Recreating the Kithara:

www.uvm.edu/~uvmpr/?Page=news&storyID=15357&category=ucommtop

Concerns (maybe) for the Colosseum:

www.iol.co.za/news/world/colosseum-at-ri...-activists-1.1473305

Interview with Alice Oswald:

www.leftlion.co.uk/articles.cfm/title/al...id/5698#.USoJX_KCWSo

Using 3d printing technology to recreate a Greek die:

www.geek.com/articles/games/ancient-icos...oldest-die-20130219/

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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Interesting finds in a Bronze Age cist grave from Dartmoor:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-21442474

A Bronze Age necropolis from Romania:

www.argophilia.com/news/bronze-age-necropolis/28350/

A Neolithic village from Derry is ‘of global significance’:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...rs-ago-29085534.html


A very interesting warrior burial from high in the Caucasus:

www.livescience.com/27275-ancient-treasure-warrior-grave.html
news.yahoo.com/treasure-filled-warriors-...ussia-122952203.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/02/21/treas...ave-found-in-russia/
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/21/170...found-in-russia?lite
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2282622...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml


Road repairs brought to light some medieval bones from Reading:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-21510704
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-21536737

A metal detectorist has found a pendant belonging to a noble killed by
Robert the Bruce:

www.scotsman.com/the-scotsman/scotland/p...d-in-field-1-2801000

Folks were looking for Richard III back in 1935:

www.livescience.com/27019-richard-iii-19...per.html?cid=dlvr.it

… and plenty of folks are flocking to the exhibition now:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-21544283
travel.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/travel/roy...ster.html?ref=travel

Dutch archaeologists found an old shoe full of medieval cash:

www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/02/r...haeologists_find.php

Archaeologists have concluded digging at the Jacobin monastery at Rennes:

www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actu...ecensees.htm(French)
www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actu...fouille-.htm(French)

A maiolica plate someone found in their house brought big bucks at auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-21458616

A section of Ludlow’s town wall collapsed:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-21502955
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-21530684

Suggestion that there are burials beneath Gloucester prison:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-21545150

A secret room beneath a Surrey house:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-21539879

Interesting website to explore Caithness through LiDAR:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-21507061

They’re unlocking some interesting rooms at Warwick Castle:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...-Warwick-Castle.html

Review of John Darwin, *The Unfinished Empire*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/books/review/...-by-john-darwin.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Buddhist ruins from the Talikman desert:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...in-taklimakan-desert
www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3886

A very small temple from Damagou:
www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3898

Shang-zhou era tombs excavated at Chailingshan and Wugongshan

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3892

Tang Dynasty porcelain from Qinglong:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3890

Overviewish of the Shenmu Shimao excavations over the past year:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3883


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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Plans to study Northwestern’s founder’s ties to a massacre:

www.insidehighered.com/quicktakes/2013/0...tie-massacre-indians

Plans to build a replica of Canada’s oldest shipwreck:

www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Canada+oldest...e/7981207/story.html

Birds were at the heart of Beothuk religion:

www.canada.com/health/Newfoundland+birds...n/7966875/story.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More (better) coverage of that pile of skulls found near Mexico City:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2013/feb/...-archeologists-video

A prehistoric burial ground from San Andrès Cholula:
noticias.terra.com.br/ciencia/descoberta...0aRCRD.html(Spanish)
www.focus.de/wissen/mensch/archaeologie/..._923476.html(German)
derstandard.at/1361240573021/Friedhof-au...t-freigelegt(German)

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
================================================================
Did human language evolve from birds?:

scienceblog.com/60506/how-human-language...olved-from-birdsong/

OpEd on waning demand for certain subjects (like archaeology):

www.guardian.co.uk/higher-education-netw...udent-decline-future

Using bacteria from teeth to track evolution of disease:

phys.org/news/2013-02-ancient-teeth-bact...sease-evolution.html
www.hngn.com/articles/1322/20130217/anci...isease-evolution.htm

France is returning some Holocaust-looted art:

m.npr.org/news/front/171999784

… while the Jewish Museum in Vienna is being criticized for not:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/21/arts/design/j...tion.html?ref=design

Not sure what’s going on in this Schneerson Collection dispute:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/19/ru...ollection/?ref=books


Marking Copernicus’ 540th:

www.csmonitor.com/Innovation/2013/0219/H...icus-moved-the-Earth

Feature on Daniel Wallace’s search for Biblical manuscripts:

www.christianpost.com/news/new-testament...indiana-jones-90175/

What Mike Sanders has learned about a Chartist hymn book:

phys.org/news/2013-02-landmark-hymn.html

The ‘death sandwich’ in Genesis:

phys.org/news/2013-02-analysis-genesis-r...-death-sandwich.html
www.livescience.com/27285-genesis-death-...overed-in-bible.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-death-sandwich.html

Latest on Egyptian Blue:

phys.org/news/2013-02-ancient-egyptian-b...ecommunications.html

The Firesense project could be useful:

phys.org/news/2013-02-firesense-cultural...numents-hazards.html

While the Sistine Chapel will be closed for a few weeks (for obvious
reasons), Julius II’s
Raphael-decorated apartment will open to the public:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/arts/design/3...done.html?ref=design

There’s a new Archaeology and Material Studies Institute at Cornell:

www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Feb13/ArchaeologyInstit.html

More on computers recreating ancient languages:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21427896
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n07.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n08.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
================================================================
Lod Mosaic:

www.nj.com/indulge/index.ssf/2013/02/mos...scovered_in_isr.html
www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/2013...ry_Roman_mosaic.html

Eros:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/23/arts/23iht-me...?pagewanted=all&_r=0

Impressionism, Fashion, and Modernity:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/arts/design/i...y-at-the-met.html?hp

Mesopotamia:

www.rom.on.ca/en/about-us/newsroom/press-releases/mesopotamia

Of Gods and Glamour:

www.news-gazette.com/news/arts-and-enter...um-art-institute-chi

Supper With Shakespeare:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/arts/design/c...-rooms.html?ref=arts

Photography and the American Civil War:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/arts/design/p...oops.html?ref=design

Degas, Miss La la:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/arts/design/d...rgan.html?ref=design

The Panoramic River:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/17/nyregion/a-re...seum.html?ref=design

Hype for the Cyrus Cylinder coming to the US:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/on-the-middle-e...2/iran-cyrus-america

A major collection of Judaica is coming to auction:

www.nytimes.com/2013/01/11/arts/design/j...s-turrell-works.html
www.jta.org/news/article/2013/01/14/3116816/
www.sothebys.com/en/inside/services/pres...he_news_the_mic.html
www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Article.aspx?id=304132

Feature on Yale’s renovated galleries:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/03/education/edl....html?pagewanted=all

There’s a new director at the Walters:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/20/ba...director/?ref=design

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Vikings:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/arts/televisi...series.html?ref=arts

Bach Variations:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/arts/music/ne...stival.html?ref=arts

On Django Unchained and Wagner:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/arts/music/be...-ring.html?ref=music

Isaac’s Eye:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/theater/r...ter.html?ref=science

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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Andre et Etienne Bernand:

www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2013...ur_1836520_3382.html

Charles Babcock:

apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_b...._babcock_1924-2012/

George H.B. Luck:

www.baltimoresun.com/news/obituaries/bs-...3223.story?track=rss

Hector Catling:

www.hri.org/news/greek/ana/last/last.html#22

Joan Westenholz:

isaw.nyu.edu/people/alumni/2010-2011/joan-goodnick-westenholz

David Young:

apaclassics.org/index.php/apa_blog/apa_b...d_olympic_historian/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Video News from The Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...om-tac-february-2013

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130217.mp3


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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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Analyzing prehistoric female figurines:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/02/s...earliest-.html?rss=1
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AFRICA
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Turns out most of those Tibuktu manuscripts were saved:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/major...safety-a-885408.html

Evidence of 70 000 years bp settlements in the Sudan:

www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/127828%2CPol...settlement-discovery
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The big news this week seems to be the discovery of seven shoes in
pristine condition in the wall of a Luxor temple:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...pt-temple-130227.htm
news.yahoo.com/lost-found-ancient-shoes-...emple-125939208.html
www.archaeology.org/news/612-130228-egypt-luxor-shoes

A previously-unknown Neolithic culture from the Arabian peninsula, which
may have had
something to do with the domestication of the horse:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21538969

Some bricks were stolen from the Ishtar Gate:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ancient...stolen-in-Iraq/28666

A Sasanian ‘mansion’ for Lorestan:

www.cais-soas.com/news/index.php/compone...scovered-in-lorestan

Interesting feature on various technologies being used to study Petra:

www.antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/levy335/


A fair bit of coverage of a Syrian family taking refuge in a Roman tomb:

news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/28/syrian-...-ancient-roman-tomb/
photos.mercurynews.com/2013/02/28/syrian...-antiquities-photos/
photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/28/1...ent-roman-tombs?lite

… and there’s video of damage to one of the oldest synagogues in Syria:

www.jpost.com/JewishWorld/JewishNews/Art....aspx?id=305059&R=R5


A roundup of archaeological goings on in Israel last month:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2013/rep378025.shtml

Apparently practically anyone can dig in the West Bank:

www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...he-west-bank/273488/

Egypt doesn’t want to rent out its sites to tourism/movie companies:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/65...t-Egypts-archae.aspx
gulfnews.com/news/region/egypt/egypt-snu...uity-areas-1.1152425

Egypt and Germany signed a MOU regarding assorted antiquities issues:

allafrica.com/stories/201303011415.html

That ‘tomb of Arsinoe’ thing is back in the news, five years later (nothing
new):

www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/24/2697973/...ays-bones-found.html

Ongoing concerns for the survival of Aramaic:

www.npr.org/2013/02/24/172821796/the-lan...inction?sc=17&f=1004

Really vague item on the recovery of a couple of purloined statues:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/two-historic-s...=42214&NewsCatID=375

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A pile of coverage for a genetics-inspired study which suggests a date for
Homer:

www.livescience.com/27482-geneticists-es...te-of-the-iliad.html
phys.org/news/2013-02-homer-great-litera...terpieces-dated.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/13....US-YTnV-CCY.twitter
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/02/27/171...of-homers-iliad?lite
www.nydailynews.com/blogs/pageviews/2013...ealed-by-geneticists
www.insidescience.org/content/geneticist...ation-date-iliad/946
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...lliad-was-published/

Feature on what the ‘regular’ Romans ate:

www.livescience.com/27569-ancient-romans-ate-millet.html
news.yahoo.com/most-ancient-romans-ate-animals-165353530.html

Suggestion that local folks were kicked out to build Hadrian’s Wall:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ns-wall-8517925.html
www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/...als-to-move-out.html


The remains of the Temple of Jupiter Stator have been found:

www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/36543...e-Stayer--found.html

Roman remains (maybe) from near London Bridge Station:

londonist.com/2013/02/roman-remains-foun...n-bridge-station.php

On the real DNA front, a million Brits can apparently claim Roman roots:

www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews...scended_from_Romans/
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...ded-from-Romans.html

I think I messed this one last week … a pair of Roman roads from Chester:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-merseyside-21530787

… and possibly this one … a very interesting Eros mosaic from Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/eros-mosaic-fo...=41523&NewsCatID=375


Aristotle’s Lyceum is apparently going to open to the public this summer:

ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite4_1_21/02/2013_484049

Feature on Archestratus:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/03/arch...nt-greek-gastronomy/

Nice Herculaneum slideshow (part of the hype for the BM’s exhibition):

www.guardian.co.uk/science/interactive/2...haeology-interactive

What Brent Shaw is up to:

www.hamilton.edu/news/story/princeton-cl...rent-shaw-to-lecture


In case you missed the (five-year-old) Arsinoe thing in the ANE section:

www.livescience.com/27459-cleopatra-sist...ery-controversy.html

www.newsobserver.com/2013/02/24/2697973/...ays-bones-found.html
www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/02/24/387...ays-bones-found.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ope-positive-ID.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...6.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.insidescience.org/content/geneticist...ation-date-iliad/946
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0226/Were...ra-s-murdered-sister

Robert Garland’s Gods and Heroes course is going to be live soon:

www.udemy.com/ancient-greek-religion/
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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Plenty of coverage of a study of Richard the Lionheart’s mummified heart:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21609783
phys.org/news/2013-02-richard-lionheart-mummified-heart.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2286122...rss&ns_campaign=1490
uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-lionheart-had-...heart-150103145.html

Earliest evidence of whale consumption comes from Spain:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...mption-in-prehistory

… while a metal detectorist in Spain was found with quite a collection of
antiquities:

cultura.elpais.com/cultura/2013/03/01/ac...62132552_935992.html

A Medieval Reading Manuscript has gone on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-21608555

A ‘secret chamber’ with possible links to freemasonry has been found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-21577807

… while the remains of a club where Friedrich Engels used to hang out has
also been found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-21640392

Latest Bronze Age boat recreation:

www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20her...%20history/art421923

They’re still discussing the reburial of Richard III, apparently:

news.discovery.com/history/richard-iii-b...6.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyal...rd-IIIs-dignity.html

A Hollandia shipwreck coin was stolen from a house:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-21594626

Fixing Ludlow town wall is going to cost a pretty penny:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-21585091

Feature on Castel Gandolfo:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/caste...e-pope-a-886181.html

More on that warrior tomb from the Caucasus:

www.news.com.au/world/caucassus-tomb-rev...dir2ev-1226585583352
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Feature on Mungo Man:

www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/....USx-JxyGO8U.twitter

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 tobacco use comes from the Pacific Northwest:

phys.org/news/2013-03-uncover-earliest-t...cific-northwest.html

Some War of 1812 remains:

warof1812archaeology.blogspot.ca/2013/02...-county-edition.html

Remains of a plaster-covered adobe floor from Dana Adobe:

santamariatimes.com/news/local/archaeolo...9d-001a4bcf887a.html

Interesting whistle from Jamestown:



They’ve shut down a ring in Florida that was selling PaleoIndian artifacts:

www.wctv.tv/home/headlines/FWC-Recovers-...facts-193670681.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-artefacts-shut-down

Trying to identify bodies on the USS Monitor:

www.navy.mil/submit/display.asp?story_id=72397

Not buying into the Comet/Clovis theory:

news.yahoo.com/did-comet-really-chill-ki...lture-165411831.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Eleven pre-Inca tombs from near Lima:

phys.org/news/2013-02-pre-hispanic-bodie...u-sports-center.html
www.archaeology.org/news/607-130227-tomb-peru-lima

People were eating maize in Peru some 5000 years b.p.:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130225153124.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21573875
phys.org/news/2013-02-maize-diets-people-coastal-peru.html

… but the Norte Chico people preferred anchovies, apparently:

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/02/25/172...nchovies?ft=1&f=1053


They’re looking at a sacrificial stone from the Templo Mayor:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=60989#.UTNZyjfupQJ

Interesting feature on a Dominican shipwreck:

hetq.am/eng/news/24053/300-year-old-ship...enians-of-india.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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Franz Ferdinand’s diary looks interesting:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/d...-world-a-886196.html

Philip Beale is now raising money to show the Phoenicians could have sailed
to the
Americas:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2286356...-years-Columbus.html

The British pm caught some flack for comments on repatriation issues:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-21623965

A lousy way to track human migration:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130227183454.htm
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/02...itys-past-footsteps/

Charles Robertson was a rather interesting scientist:

phys.org/news/2013-02-footsteps-19th-20t...ury-naturalists.html

Studying cardinals:

phys.org/news/2013-02-papal-election-history-cardinals.html

Feature on a couple of real witch hunters:

www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/21548716

On Darwin’s ‘timing’:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729062....2-GLOBAL|magcontents

On dog domestication:

phys.org/news/2013-02-agriculture-wolves-dog-evolution.html

A Thomas Carlyle letter has been reunited with its envelope:

phys.org/news/2013-02-letter-envelope-years.html

Criticizing genetic testing services:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/feb...-ancestors-astrology

Analyzing authorship based on words:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/02/130221104150.htm

In case you’ve never heard of the Los Lunas stone business:

www.tabletmag.com/jewish-arts-and-cultur...39/the-mystery-stone
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Orvieto:

www.smh.com.au/travel/the-miracles-of-or...-20130228-2f7gc.html
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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 medieval shoe full of medieval money:

www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2013/02/r...haeologists_find.php
www.rotterdam.nl/topvondst__schat_in_een_schoen

Yale University Art Gallery’s collection:

artgallery.yale.edu/pages/collection/per...nt/pc_coins_over.php

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n08.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n09.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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Pompeii and Herculaneum (BM):

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/pompeii/9902...-British-Museum.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/pompeii/9850...nt-Roman-cities.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/pompeii/9848...coes-to-mosaics.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/pompeii/9848...and-Herculaneum.html

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/feb/24/b...-pompeii-herculaneum

Pompeii (CMoA):

www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2013/03...m_of_arts_big_p.html

Threshold to the Sacred:

thewalters.org/eventscalendar/eventdetails.aspx?e=2568

Shaped by the Ancients:

www.courant.com/entertainment/arts/hc-ar...0226,0,2553510.story

Mesopotamia:

www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/e...ibitions/mesopotamia

Followup to those claims on Iranian artifacts in US museums:

chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/appeals-court...rce=pm&utm_medium=en
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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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Julien Ries:

www.lesoir.be/196488/article/actualite/b...%C3%A9-%C3%A0-93-ans
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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ArchaeoNews Podcast:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2013-02-24.mp3

Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130224.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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David Critchley, Bret Mulligan, Carolyn Snively, Richard Campbell,
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and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses thisweek (as always hoping
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Somewhat strange (to me, anyways) theory that Neanderthals may have died out
because they couldn’t keep up with the rabbits:

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...e-of-bunnies/273684/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...mals-led-demise.html
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/172...ascally-rabbits?lite
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248413000079
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/05/rabbit...p_ref=green&ir=Green

That recently-found homo erectus from China has been named Luanchan Man:

www.nzweek.com/technology/new-chinese-fo...luanchuan-man-53026/
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/03/08/Chin.../UPI-83081362783221/

Feature on the Broken Hill skull:

phys.org/news/2013-03-early-human-fossil-africa-debut.html

Rather vague item about ‘prehistoric people’ having better teeth than their
modern
counterparts:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...er-teeth-than-we-do/

… related, I think:

www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130227140324676

Pondering the ‘paleolithic peak’ of humanity:

phys.org/news/2013-03-werent-minnesota-b...st-debunks-myth.html

Latest theory suggests homo floresiensis was a dwarf (gimli not frodo?):

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21729074....bit-was-a-dwarf.html

Fluff piece on early humans being fashion conscious:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/h...shion-con.html?rss=1

Taking facial reconstructions of human ancestors to an interesting extreme:



They’re still talking about the possibility of cloning Neanderthals:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03...ing-hominid-science/

… and the interbreeding thing:

discovermagazine.com/2013/march/14-inter...erthals#.UTx13jctcmw

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AFRICA
================================================================
Some Neolithic (it seems) cave burials from Libya:

www.livescience.com/27697-stone-age-liby...rials-unearthed.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/07/stone-...ender_n_2828251.html

The DAI has been looking at Yeha as center of the Ethiopian-Sabaic Kingdom
of Di’amat:

www.dainst.org/de/project/yeha?ft=all (German)


More on the rescue of Timbuktu manuscripts:

world.time.com/2013/02/21/inside-the-sec...mbuktus-manuscripts/
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/germ...b64oi6-1226590791999
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=57274
www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20130215121337580
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Analysis of skeletons from the Qubbet el-Hawa oasis suggest upper class
Egyptians
suffered from malnutrition and preventable disease:

www.livescience.com/27687-wealthy-ancient-egyptian-disease.html
news.yahoo.com/wealthy-ancient-egyptians...sease-223228876.html
www.albanytribune.com/07032013-ancient-e...infectious-diseases/
phys.org/news/2013-03-governors-ancient-...nutrition-dying.html
canal.ugr.es/health-science-and-technology/item/63452

The DAI has been busy studying the Badia region of Jordan:

www.dainst.org/de/project/badia-jordan?ft=all (German)

… and the water supply system of Qasr Mushash:
www.dainst.org/de/project/wassermanageme...-zeit?ft=all(German)

… and the neolithic site of Shir in Western Syria:
www.dainst.org/de/project/shir?ft=all (German)

… and the urban development of Resafa in Roman and Islamic times:
www.dainst.org/de/project/resafa?ft=all (German)

Fighting to keep folks from encroaching on Amarna:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/66...ypts-Tel-AlAmar.aspx

Plumbing problems threaten the Khufu solar boat (maybe):

bikyanews.com/86316/breaking-ancient-egy...-after-sewage-burst/
www.archaeology.org/news/622-130305-egypt-solar-boat-khufu

Nice feature on a graduate student’s study of a child’s sarcophagus:

www.penn.museum/sites/artifactlab/tag/child-sarcophagus/

Iran has been busy mapping sites:

www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/106...archaeological-sites
old.mehrnews.com/en/newsdetail.aspx?NewsID=1818354

Archaeologists are claiming to have found the place where Jesus preached at
the
Temple:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/Ar...io_314253266366.html

OpEddish thing suggesting archaeology is a political thing in Israel
(really?):

www.nzz.ch/aktuell/international/archaeo...jerusalem-1.18039609

Latest Syria coverage:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21702546

The Jordan codices are still getting some press attention:

www.economist.com/blogs/erasmus/2013/03/...e-mysterious-codices

I was under the impression that the Nationall Museum in Iraq had reopened,
but maybe not?:

tammuz.tumblr.com/post/44549674493/forbi...visit-their-national

Still promoting a very unscholarly book suggesting Cleopatra was murdered:

www.the-scientist.com//?articles.view/ar...-Ancient-Alexandria/

Review of F Raphael, *A Jew Among Romans*:

www.haaretz.com/culture/books/doing-just...ype.premium-1.507454

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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On the millet-eating trend in Roman diets:

news.yahoo.com/most-ancient-romans-ate-animals-165353530.html

Interesting find from the Roman Maryport site:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/scrap-..._s_news_feed_1_17079

Pondering whether Latin is alive or dead:

www.guardian.co.uk/media/mind-your-langu...-your-language-latin

Feature on byzantine finds from the Thessaloniki metro construction:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/03/08/%...were-found%E2%80%9D/

We’re hearing again of a possible museum at Troy:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/troy-ancient-c...=42590&NewsCatID=375

… while construction of a Lycian museum is under way:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/museum-on-the-...=42318&NewsCatID=375

Some more coverage of the infant discardings at Poggio Civitate:

phys.org/news/2013-03-discarded-infants-...poggio-civitate.html
archaeology.tumblr.com/post/44746666741/...d-infants-of-ancient

Adrienne Mayor ponders Herodotus’ flying snakes:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/03/flying...n-ancient-egypt.html

Medea is playing at London’s Roman amphitheatre:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturevideo...fter-1500-years.html

Very nice slideshow of Roman ruins in Libya:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturepictu...by-Jason-Hawkes.html

Review of Robert Knapp, *Invisible Romans*:

blogs.spectator.co.uk/books/2013/03/revi...mans-by-robert-knapp

More on that statistical analysis which decided Homer lived when most
people say he
did:

articles.philly.com/2013-03-08/news/3753...ite-words-greek-hero

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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Yet another theory on the original intent of Stonehenge (I think we’ve
heard these
before):

phys.org/news/2013-03-stonehenge-ancient-rave-theory.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-21724084
bigstory.ap.org/article/researchers-ston...arted-huge-graveyard
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/09/a...-bones-burial-ground

Remains of four Neolithic era buildings near Windsor:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/mar/07/bershire-quarry-old-houses
www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/news/2013/03/...-housing-development
www.wessexarch.co.uk/blogs/news/2013/03/...king-neolithic-house

That Viking sunstone which we first heard of over a year ago is making the
rounds
of the news again:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21693140
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions...been-found-shipwreck
phys.org/news/2013-03-shipwreck-legendary-sunstone.html
news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2013/03/s...one-unearthed-f.html
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Stone-in-shi...ors-tool-4339195.php
news.nationalpost.com/2013/03/07/weve-fo...hipwreck-scientists/
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/07/172...-from-shipwreck?lite

Excavating a medieval road in Lincoln:

www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/hidden-medi...y.html#axzz2Mejok636

Nice study of five centuries’ worth of history of a medieval french village:

www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actu...oyen-Age.htm(French)

Interesting feature on 13th century autopsies/dissections:

www.livescience.com/27624-mummy-head-middle-ages-anatomy.html
www.archaeology.org/news/624-130305-midd...-medicine-dissection
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/03/05/grote...ed-medieval-science/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...viously-thought.html

OK … we’ve found Richard III … let’s poke around and see if we can find
Stephen:

www.express.co.uk/news/uk/383117/Hunt-for-bones-of-King-Stephen

… and now we can start psychoanalyzing Richard III:

phys.org/news/2013-03-king-richard-iii-freak.html

What Vikings really looked like:

sciencenordic.com/what-vikings-really-looked

Latest Lewis Chessmen news:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-21654248

Excitement over a Valkyrie heading to the BM:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2013/mar/04/v...urine-british-museum

Latest Bronze Age boat replica floated successfully:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...uccess-8521472.html#
www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Historic-boat-c...y.html#axzz2N8uRnPUk

Report on Richard the Lionheart’s embalmed heart:

www.nature.com/srep/2013/130228/srep01296/full/srep01296.html

Clues about ancient Britain’s climate from a woolly rhino find:

www.bbc.co.uk/nature/21660528

They want to do an archaeological survey before a solar farm is installed at
Baylham:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-21671502

More concerns arising out of the collapse of Ludlown town walls:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-21640595

They’re cleaning up after the floods at Sibari:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/cultura...325509.html(Italian)
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 Bronze Age settlement near Azerbaijan:

en.apa.az/news/188982

Cambodian archaeologists have found pre-Angkor ironworks:

www.cambodiadaily.com/selected-features/...rks-of-angkor-12426/

Excavating “prehistoric neo-mongoloid” bones from a cave in Indonesia:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3924

A dagger find is suggesting the states of Sui and Zeng were actually the
same:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3926

Remains of wooden bridges near Xian:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3922

Using coral to date Tonga settlement:

www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/art.../title/Coral-Clocks/

A uranium find threatens some Australian petroglyphs:

www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2013/mar/...ranium-discovery-art
www.theglobalmail.org/feature/rock-art-r...ias-mining-boom/570/

More on air pollution and the terracotta warriors:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3925

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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Colonial (maybe) burials from Charleston:

www.abcnews4.com/story/21439625/archaeol...-found-in-charleston

Pondering where Ponce de Leon landed in Florida:

www.floridatoday.com/article/A9/20130310...-Leon-land-?gcheck=1

Nice feature on Burrows Cave (Illinois):

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...eological-myths.html

cf:
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2013/03/bu...-archaeological.html

More on tobacco use in the Pacific Northwest:

phys.org/news/2013-03-uncover-earliest-t...cific-northwest.html

More on the funeral for those found in the USS Monitor:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-21722231

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Latest research on the fakery of assorted crystal skulls:

cen.acs.org/articles/91/i9/Crystal-Skulls-Deemed-Fake.html
www.archaeology.org/news/636-130308-crys...skulls-fakes-testing
phys.org/news/2013-03-science-debunked-a...t-aztec-crystal.html

More on human sacrifice in Peru:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-sacrificial-victims

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Nice feature on assorted technologies being applied to archaeology:

www.illawarramercury.com.au/story/133318...y-transformed/?cs=12

Slide show of some old photos taken when they were poking around
St Peter’s:

news.yahoo.com/photos/life-unearthing-hi...t-peter-s-slideshow/

A high tech way to read medieval manuscripts:

phys.org/news/2013-03-tech-fair-11th-century-21st.html

… and we hear the Vatican plans to digitize its entire library (!):

www.news.com.au/technology/vatican-gets-...frfro0-1226592665885
www.fastcompany.com/3006727/creative-con...tize-40-million-page


Not really germane to this newsletter, but they’ve figured out how the
Falkland
Islands wolf got there:

phys.org/news/2013-03-year-old-mystery-ancient-dna.html

… and they’ve also identified the first ‘modern’ dog:

phys.org/news/2013-03-modern-dog.html

… and keeping with the canine theme, the Altai Dog was closer to modern
dogs than wolves:

phys.org/news/2013-03-siberian-fossil-re...oldest-domestic.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/03...e-worlds-first-dogs/

Sephardic Jews are being ‘invited’ back to Spain:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21631427

Brian Fagan is still giving talks:

www.themaneater.com/stories/2013/3/5/uc-...ritus-illustrates-i/

Pondering Bach’s blindness:

www.psmag.com/blogs/news-blog/why-did-bach-go-blind-53250/

They’ve found a ‘missing’ Wyeth painting:

www.newsworks.org/index.php/local//item/...fe-in-philly-museum/

… while a previously-unknown Van Dyck was identified online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21712209

Feature on ancient buildings “that shouldn’t exist”:

www.cracked.com/article_20206_5-shocking...-shouldnt-exist.html

On archaeology as eye candy:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/jonathanjones...-archaeology-new-art


Questioning some DNA ancestry services’ claims:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21687013


Review of Alan Ryan, *On Politics*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...an-ryan-8524814.html
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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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The Shrewsbury Hoard is going on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-21663398

Searching for the source of some 1000 years b.p. coins in
Australia:

newscenter.iupui.edu/5945/IUPUIled-exped...Aboriginal-Australia

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n09.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n10.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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Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.tulsaworld.com/site/articlepath.aspx..._272_D6_CUTLIN498429

Pompeii and Herculaneum:

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/a...-standard-2013_03_08
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/mar...bition-emphasis-life

Wari:

www.miamiherald.com/2013/03/08/3274194/t...empire-revealed.html

Cyrus Cylinder:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus..._story.html?hpid=z11
online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873...320631934903010.html

Quest for Immortality:

manchestergazette.co.uk/bolton-museums-quest-continues/

Cairo to Constantinople:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=61170#.UTybBzctcmx
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Hector Catling:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/cult.../Hector-Catling.html

Frederick P. Hemans:

www.downingandlahey.com/sitemaker/sites/...user=926198HemansIII

Charles Murgia:

classics.berkeley.edu/news/articles/story.php?id=85

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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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Last week it was bunnies leading to the downfall of Neanderthals … this
week, it’s
their big eyes:

royalsociety.org/news/2013/neanderthal-social-skils-vision/
dx.doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2013.0168?utm_so...m_content=2013-03-13
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/03/13/neande...tinct_n_2866469.html
www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2013/march/n...xtinction119362.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21768626
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/03...-than-a-neanderthal/
www.newscientist.com/article/dn23264-nea...GLOBAL%7Conline-news
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/neand...s-study-8532539.html
www.france24.com/en/20130313-neanderthal...t-social-human-brain
phys.org/news/2013-03-neanderthal-brawn-lost-social-human.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/5532...derthals-extinct.htm
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/815/201...ng-extinct-study.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...cial-networking.html
www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2013/march/n...xtinction119362.html
www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/neand...-20130313-2g0l7.html
www.mirror.co.uk/news/technology-science...-out-due-big-1764787

In case you missed the bunny theory:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/failure...anderthals--demise-/

Home erectus may have been smarter than previously thought (well, I guess
he dealt with the bunnies!):

www.livescience.com/27848-fire-required-...rs-intelligence.html

On the development of hand axe technology (this seems vaguely familiar):

phys.org/news/2013-03-ancient-stone-tools-pace-remarkable.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 13th century BCE sundial from the Kings Valley:

phys.org/news/2013-03-world-oldest-sun-dial-dug.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130314085052.htm
www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=129342&CultureCode=en
www.nzz.ch/aktuell/panorama/forscher-fin...e-1.18046868(German)
cf
www.unibas.ch/index.cfm?uuid=630BD451FF6...&show_long=1(German)


More Sekhmet statuary from Amenhotep III’s temple at Luxor:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/66...menhotep-IIIs-t.aspx
www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/03/12/large-...discovered-in-luxor/
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/goddess-statue...=42821&NewsCatID=375

Evidence of hard labour at Amarna:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/03...ology-science-world/

A lot of mummies had clogged arteries, apparently:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/clog...ffa2e34e4_story.html
phys.org/news/2013-03-ancient-mummies-clogged-arteries.html
news.yahoo.com/ancient-mummies-had-clogg...s-too-021333966.html
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_MED_M...=2013-03-10-20-16-55

Hyskos-era finds from Tel Habuwa:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/66...ient-discovery-.aspx

Interesting Neolithic site from Ahihud Junction (Israel):

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1990&module_id=#as

A Bronze Age donkey sacrifice from Tel Haror:

www.livescience.com/27767-sacrificed-donkey-grave-found.html
blogs.plos.org/everyone/2013/03/08/dress...ligious-burial-site/
news.yahoo.com/bronze-age-donkey-sacrifi...srael-161041483.html

Louise Hitchcock recently lectured on the season at Tel es-Safi/Gath:
(Vodcast)
content.lecture.unimelb.edu.au:8080/ess/...7084c9f1e5/media.m4v
(Podcast)
content.lecture.unimelb.edu.au:8080/ess/...7084c9f1e5/media.mp3

A pair of Neolithic sites from Istanbul:

www.todayszaman.com/news-309399-marmaray...lements-related.html

An interesting spin on the crucifixion from a newly-translated Coptic
manuscript:

www.livescience.com/27840-shape-shifting...us-ancient-text.html
news.discovery.com/history/religion/shap...ient-text-130313.htm
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/12/172...shape-shifting-jesus

Feature on assorted controversies associated with the DSS:

www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/...30310,0,562776.story

A 3d modelling project at Karnak:

phys.org/news/2013-03-dimensions-ancient...ak-cutting-edge.html

Talking restoration plans at Izmir:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/izmir-looks-fo...=42970&NewsCatID=375

Turkey wants some items back from Germany:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/dis...-888398.html#ref=rss

… and they’re criticizing security at Gobekli Tepe (n.b. I am told that the
11 000 refers to the age of the site, not number of artifacts stolen …
mistranslation):

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkish-minist...=42761&NewsCatID=375
www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/politik-und-a...kaliert/7906244.html
(German)
www.tagesspiegel.de/kultur/antikenstreit...7911490.html(German)

Zahi Hawass is concerned about assorted monuments:

www.express.co.uk/news/world/383102/Egyp...ments-in-real-danger

More on the damage being done at Antonopolis:

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/e...cal-site/2013/03/11/

More on the tensions created by that Herod exhibition:

www.france24.com/fr/20130313-culture-qua...lestiniennes(French)
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Subway construction in Naples has revealed remains of an Augustan-era
gymnasium (why hasn’t this hit the English press yet?):

www.napolidavivere.it/2013/03/10/reperti...ogia-metro/(Italian)
www.napolidavivere.it/2013/02/23/i-ritro...-municipio/(Italian)
www.napolidavivere.it/2013/03/01/reperti...ogia-metro/(Italian)

They’ve restored that cockerel found at Cirencester a couple years ago:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-21759083

A Roman artifact missing for a hundred years or so turns up in a Sudeley
Castle cupboard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-21800190
news.sky.com/story/1065094/lost-roman-ar...ct-found-in-cupboard

More digging at Despotikon is in the works:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/10/new-...tions-in-despotikon/

Some recent Minoan finds were the subject of a conference:

ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/it/notizie/stati...404152.html(Italian)

A storm reveals a Punic burial on Sardinia:

www.meteoweb.eu/2013/03/archeologia-il-m...egna/191500(Italian)

I think we’ve already seen this ‘entrance to the undeworld’ find from
Hierapolis:

www.meteoweb.eu/2013/03/archeologia-scop...-dellinferno/191984/

This week’s focus for the upcoming Pompeii/Herculaneum thing at the BM is
that Pan and Goat sculpture:

blogs.artinfo.com/artintheair/2013/03/13...-a-parental-warning/
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/kids...rental-guidance.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2292709...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/arts/visualarts/a...-standard-2013_03_08

… less attention for the reuniting of some wall panels from Herculaneum:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/10/archaeology-museums

… and there was a nice little fact sheet on Vesuvius and environs:

www.livescience.com/27871-mount-vesuvius-pompeii.html

Nice feature on applause in the ancient world:

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...ncient-world/274014/

The Thessaloniki subway and antiquities are having coexistence issues:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21743758

Plans to make Edirne’s ‘Macedonia Tower’ into a museum:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historic-maced...=42760&NewsCatID=375

An upcoming marathon Ovid reading:

stolaf.edu/calendar/index.cfm?fuseaction=Details&id=21512

… and there was a marathon Aeneid reading t’other day:

www.mlive.com/news/kalamazoo/index.ssf/2...niversity_to_36.html

A tv drama sort of thing based on Alexander the Great (sort of) is in the
works:

variety.com/2013/tv/news/indias-jungle-b...n-greeks-1200007164/

Neron Kaisar (opera):

www.7dvt.com/2013uvm-classicist-employs-...y-opera-neron-kaisar

Why (apparently) the pope wears red shoes:

www.nybooks.com/blogs/nyrblog/2013/mar/1...ope-wears-red-shoes/

Assorted features on the Ides of March:

blog.oup.com/2013/03/beware-the-ides-of-march/

Janet Stephens’ ‘hair archaeology’ is getting more press coverage:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...c55f178883e18176.541
www.france24.com/en/20130313-us-hair-arc...-coiffures-antiquity
www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method...entid=20130314156770

Nice feature on Anne Carson:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/magazine/the-...nne-carson.html?_r=0

Review of Mary Beard, *Confronting the Classics*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...y-beard-8537396.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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Ice Age fish hooks from Germany:

www.livescience.com/27744-oldest-fish-ho...nearthed-europe.html

A fair bit of coverage for a plague pit find from London:
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21784141
phys.org/news/2013-03-scientists-skeleto...-death-bacteria.html
www.cp24.com/mobile/world/london-burial-...ue-victims-1.1197060
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/b...skeletons-130315.htm

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...plague-skeleton.html
www.channel4.com/news/skeleton-black-dea...ation-13-archaeology
news.uk.msn.com/black-death-skeletons-unearthed-1

uk.news.yahoo.com/black-death-skeletons-...3450058.html(photos)
www.crossrail.co.uk/news/articles/14th-c...ed-in-london(photos)
www.museumoflondonarchaeology.org.uk/New...ogist+Jay+Carver.htm

… and some followup commentary:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiverssci...and-filth-and-death/

Another parking lot, another archaeological find … this time, a medieval
knight burial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-21762422
news.yahoo.com/medieval-knights-tomb-fou...g-lot-221641582.html
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/medi...h-car-park-1-2833518
www.thejournal.ie/pictures-remains-of-me...park-830473-Mar2013/
www.isciencetimes.com/articles/4698/2013...ts-find-skeleton.htm
cf www.headlandarchaeology.com/News/2013.5.html
edinburghcentre.org/news/ECCI-Knight
edinburghcentre.org/news/ECCI-Knight-News-Storm (photos)

The European archaeological park at Bliesbruck-Reinheim has reopened:
www.laplumeculturelle.com/notes/Le-Parc-...5305978.html(French)

The Fermanagh crannog dig has been extended for a week:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-21788935

Digging at Northampton’s medieval castle is commencing:

www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/local/th...val-castle-1-4887209

Northumberland petroglyphs are threatened by weather:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21789329
www.ncl.ac.uk/press.office/press.release...experts#.UUSbCDdv6dw

Interesting feature on putting together an Irish history exhibition:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/arts/trove-of...y-mayo.html?ref=arts

Rough seas have revealed a shipwreck in York:

www.pressherald.com/news/beneath-the-waves_2013-03-12.html

Robin Hood apparently hailed from Kent:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9919400/Robi...istorian-claims.html

The Richard III dig received an award:

phys.org/news/2013-03-richard-iii-prestigious-award.html


More on that Viking sunstone:

news.discovery.com/earth/rocks-fossils/v...shipwreck-130311.htm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Upper Paleolithic blade technology in China:

phys.org/news/2013-03-re-examination-ind...lade-technology.html

… and an Upper Paleolithic site from Tianjin:

phys.org/news/2013-03-paleolithic-site-tianjin-china.html

Remains of a 2500 years bp settlement from Chhattisgarh:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/...cleshow/18942752.cms

Recent finds from Taxila:

dawn.com/2013/03/11/new-objects-discovered-during-excavations/

Some 3000 years b.p. (!) bronze armour from Shaanxi:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3931

They’re digging at Hailongtun Castle:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3939

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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Remains of an ancient forest off Alabama may be older than previously
thought:

blog.al.com/wire/2013/03/ancient_underwater_forest_off.html

Flood concerns for Jamestown:

articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-03-10/l...climate-organization
www.newsleader.com/viewart/20130310/NEWS...d-underwater-by-2100
www.timesunion.com/news/article/Rising-s...amestown-4343272.php

Feature on New Haven’s original cemetery:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3642

Feature on William H. Taft’s teaching days at Yale:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3632

George Takei has a preservation interest:

www.preservationnation.org/magazine/2013/winter/back-story.html

Review of *FDR and the Jews*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/books/book-tr...-jews.html?ref=books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Evidence for a Jewish community on St Maarten:

articles.sun-sentinel.com/2013-03-11/new...ion-jewish-community

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Feature on 3d modelling of ancient artifacts:

www.popularmechanics.com/technology/gadg...222887?click=pm_news

Beer led to civilization … as if we didn’t know:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/opinion/sunda...us-civilization.html

… and speaking of beer, we haven’t had a ‘shipwreck recreation’ in a while,
so:

www.france24.com/en/20130314-finnish-bre...ate-shipwrecked-beer
www.foxnews.com/leisure/2013/03/14/finla...-found-on-shipwreck/

Feature on the guy who came up with pi:

www.historytoday.com/patricia-rothman/wi...-man-who-invented-pi

… and in other pi news:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn23268-anc...2-GLOBAL|online-news

A top ten shipwreck feature:

archaeology.org/component/content/articl...Archaeology+e-Update

On papal election secrecy:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/12/world/europe/...tion-of-pope.html?hp

Interesting ‘gorilla’ war in the 19th century:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/2182

Arguing over public domain and Sherlock Holmes:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/07/books/suit-sa....html?ref=books&_r=0

On US efforts to save cultural antiquities:

www.livescience.com/27743-us-archaeology-diplomacy.html

Wondering who the artist is:

www.yalealumnimagazine.com/articles/3643

Review of Toby Miller, *Blow Up the Humanities*:

www.oxonianreview.org/wp/blow-up-media-studies/

Review of Sophie Ratcliffe, *P.G. Wodehouse*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/books/review/...tters.html?ref=books

Review of Susan Jacoby, *The Great Agnostic*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/books/review/...acoby.html?ref=books

Review of Fanny Moyle, *Constance*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/books/review/...moyle.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Rome:

www.smh.com.au/travel/just-like-the-romans-20130314-2g2ju.html

Bangkok:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/17/travel/36-...gkok.html?ref=travel

Jeonju:

frugaltraveler.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02...bargains/?ref=travel

London:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/travel/amb...ners.html?ref=travel

Ras el Khaimah:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/travel/ras...-oil.html?ref=travel

Gettysburg:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/travel/a-r...hers.html?ref=travel

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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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Chinese coin from Kenya:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=61311
phys.org/news/2013-03-ancient-chinese-coin-kenyan-island.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/201303...homepage&ir=homepage

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n10.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n11.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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Versailles and Antiquity (virtual tour!):

www.chateauversailles.fr/resources/360/antique/en/index.html

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.tulsaworld.com/scene/article.aspx?su...7_272_D3_CUTLIN69514

Uluburun Shipwreck:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/12/ulub...at-acropolis-museum/
www.ansa.it/ansamed/en/news/sections/cul...-Museum_8384008.html

Pompeii/Herculaneum (BM):

www.mirror.co.uk/news/world-news/life-de...erculaneum---1766706
www.ft.com/cms/s/2/da9c0dea-8b1c-11e2-b1a4-00144feabdc0.html

Leonardo drawings:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2013/mar...rawings-modern-scans

Slaying Medusa:

www.towntopics.com/wordpress/2013/03/13/...ion-at-arts-council/

Pharaoh: King of Egypt:

www.thisisbristol.co.uk/British-Museum-s...y.html#axzz2NoF7ouOS

Edwardian Opulence:

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/o...-edwardian-opulence/

Reflections on Constable’s Clouds:

www.nytimes.com/2013/02/24/nyregion/a-re...t-yale.html?ref=arts
Audobon’s Aviary:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/arts/design/a...iety.html?ref=design

Van Gogh Drawings:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/arts/Van-Gogh...-Light.html?ref=arts

Pietro Bembo:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/arts/A-Rare-L...-Bembo.html?ref=arts

Problems at the Fine Arts museums of San Francisco:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/arts/design/t...ncisco.html?ref=arts

Asia Week in New York coverage:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/15/arts/design/a...side.html?ref=design

Assorted exhibitions with a Romanov twist:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/08/arts/design/t...life.html?ref=design

We’re hearing of a museum at Troy again:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-city-t...=42590&NewsCatID=375

Another Nazi-loot return:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/06/ge...h-estate/?ref=design

Previewing Maastricht:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/09/arts/In-Maast...-Fairs.html?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Eliogabalo:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/10/arts/music/go...e-box.html?ref=music

Pocahontas:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/03/16/theater/r...-starr.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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Merton Simpson:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/14/arts/design/m...t-84.html?ref=design
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Archaeo News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130310.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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Archaeosoup:

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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This one’s confusing … some outlets are saying we have a complete
Neanderthal

genome (didn’t we already have one?):

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...scientists-FREE.html

www.fastcompany.com/3007234/tech-forecas...me-mapped-first-time

phys.org/news/2013-03-german-publish-ful...nderthal-genome.html

www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/articl...0529421363753383470A

www.clevelandleader.com/node/20578

www.cbsnews.com/8301-205_162-57575184/ge...-neanderthal-genome/

www.eva.mpg.de/neandertal/index.html

abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/germ...8764654#.UUzTzDdv6dw

But then we get this:

arstechnica.com/science/2013/03/no-the-n...-not-been-completed/

A backgrounder on Neanderthals:

www.livescience.com/28036-neanderthals-f...human-relatives.html

Turkana boy didn’t have a spinal problem:

www.livescience.com/28016-turkana-boy-had-normal-spine.html

More on Neanderthal eyes:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130319093639.htm

m.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-21759233
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AFRICA
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Rethinking (again) the ‘out of Africa’ date for modern humans:

phys.org/news/2013-03-africa-date-brought.html

www.livescience.com/28086-when-humans-left-africa.html

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130322114856.htm

Finds from various periods at Tebessa (Algeria):

www.maghrebemergent.info/actualite/fil-m...tebessa.html(French)

More on that Chinese coin from Kenya:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...in-behind-in-africa/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Rethinking/reexamining/whatever Herodotus’ version of mummification:

www.livescience.com/28097-herodotus-mumm...sceration-wrong.html

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/22/174...o-longer-under-wraps

news.yahoo.com/2-400-old-myths-mummy-mak...usted-165148963.html

Feature on pre-Alexandrian thriving Mediterranean trade in Egypt:

www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2013/130314_1.html

Farming in the Holy Land earlier than previously thought:

news.yahoo.com/holy-land-farming-began-5...rlier-181224567.html

www.livescience.com/28011-ancient-agriculture-israel.html

A nice source for ANE images from LACMA:

collections.lacma.org/search/site/?f [0]=bm_field_has_image%3Atrue&f[1]=im_field_chronology%3A14337&f[2]=im_field_curatorial_area%3A34

Download and tour Senefer’s tomb (CC licensed):

www.giessenict.nl/index.php/en/opensimul...ds/137-sennefer-tomb

OpEddish thing on damage in Syria:

www.independent.co.uk/voices/comment/rob...tefacts-8537986.html

Catching up with Iraq’s National Museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21861614

More on Coptic manuscripts describing a shape-shifting Jesus:

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/12/172...?lite&lite=obnetwork
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Hellenistic statuary from the Fayoum Oasis:

www.meteoweb.eu/2013/03/archeologia-scop...tto/192390/(Italian)

Some idiot(s) decapitated the Venus of Nimes:

www.midilibre.fr/2013/03/19/tete-volee-l...ne-nimois,662751.php

www.midilibre.fr/2013/03/19/dma-la-tete-...ut-empire,662526.php

The ASCSA will be continuing the dig at the Stoa Poikile:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/20/stoa...e-further-uncovered/

Three new tomb finds from Aigai:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/03/21/new-finds-at-aigai/

… and other finds from the environs of Aigai:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/03/20/v...is%E2%80%99-section/

Brief item on the find of a Mycenean necropolis at Eghion:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/Ar...ghion_327344760.html

Apparently the hippodrome at Delphi has been located:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/03/20/t...me-has-been-located/

Latest from Pella:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/03/20/d...ministrative-centre/

Hype for the impending return of archaeologists to the Antikythera
shipwreck:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/blog/2013/mar...o-antikythera-divers

www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2013/...-in-pictures(photos)

Article on Cleopatra Selene:

www.historytoday.com/jane-draycott/cleopatras-daughter

The new pope apparently is a Latin fan of sorts:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harrymount...pe-is-a-latin-lover/

Mary Beard on that Pompeii dog:

www.standard.co.uk/comment/comment/mary-...rn-city-8545789.html

A Roman head is being returned to Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/63...ypt-from-Brazil.aspx

Aren’t we always being told about a Hadrian’s Wall visitors’ centre?:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-21860049

Perhaps of interest … testing a Roman mausoleum in Pinara for earthquake
damage:

phys.org/news/2013-03-roman-mausoleum-ancient-earthquake.html

www.livescience.com/28065-roman-ruins-yi...arthquake-clues.html

news.yahoo.com/roman-ruins-yield-clues-a...uakes-191113320.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of a Baltic maritime trade network some 3000 years b.p.:

phys.org/news/2013-03-stone-ships-maritime-network-baltic.html

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/03/130321082359.htm

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-03/uog-sss032113.php


A pre-Viking woolen tunic emerges from a thawing glacier:

www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/300599/sci...ing-aids-archaeology

news.yahoo.com/pre-viking-tunic-found-gl...ology-211622382.html

A bit out of our period, but archaeologists have found Mussolini’s secret
bunker:

news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/mussolini-...roman-015542530.html

Archaeologists are going to check legends/rumours of tunnels beneath

a Nottinghamshire marketplace:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-21896131

Looking for the source of Ireland’s Bronze Age gold:

www.irishtimes.com/news/science/bronze-a...golden-era-1.1332517

The Drumclay Crannog dig was extended by a week:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...prieve-29132075.html

Feature on a 14 000 years b.p. engraved reindeer antler, which is possibly
the

first piece of early human art ever found:

phys.org/news/2013-03-lost-early-human-artwork.html

An interesting set of medieval documents for Guernsey:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-guernsey-21869393

Remains victims of a 12th century Jewish persecution were given a

religious burial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-21834382

www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-News/B...sacre-victims-306943

Interesting feature on some Neolithic houses in Poland:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-the-polish-lowlands

Animations of the Valcmonica petroglyphs:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/19/v...-carvings-animations

Finds from Kingsmead Quarry are going on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-21807662

Looks like cats walked across people’s work in medieval times too:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...medieval-manuscript/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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100 000 years b.p. skulls from China show signs of inbreeding:

phys.org/news/2013-03-skulls-early-human...tale-inbreeding.html

Adaptation to ice age may have led to the development of agriculture in

China (what’s with the photo?):

phys.org/news/2013-03-stones-ice-age-birth-agriculture.html

www.newscientist.com/article/dn23290-far...chinese-ice-age.html

Finds from ‘Liyang Storage’:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3962

Another carpark -- this time in New Zealand -- and another find -- this time

a possible Maori skull:

www.stuff.co.nz/national/8456249/Skull-f...er-hospital-car-park


Latest on that Chinese-owned copper mine in Afghanistan:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/af...t-stake-8537560.html

More on remains of that ‘planned city’ at Chittisgarh:

www.livemint.com/Politics/nwlpSHTUWG7jK8...ld-planned-city.html
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 possibly “prehistoric” skull from Kansas:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/03/18/skull...-may-be-prehistoric/

Digging to save some mounds in Tennessee:

www.tennessean.com/article/20130317/WILL...rial-mounds?gcheck=1

An illegal artifact ring was busted in Florida:

indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2013/...roken-florida-148181

Interesting photo feature on the evolution of the New York driver’s license:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/03/17/n...on.html?ref=nyregion

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More ball courts found at El Tajin:

m.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21914135

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/7-zonas-arqueo...-ocultos-en-el-tajin

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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OpEddish thing on what we *can’t* learn from our prehistoric ancestors:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873...4.html?mod=djemITP_h

On ‘rationalizing’ crimes of the past:

www.historytoday.com/tim-stanley/forgiving-crimes-past

Why we shouldn’t be messing around with dead monarchs’remains:

www.historytoday.com/justin-pollard/dust-kings

Feature on Kon Tiki:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo....html?device=android

On declining expressions of emotion over the course of the 20th century:

phys.org/news/2013-03-emotion-declined-20th-century.html

Plans to publish Willa Cather letters:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/books/willa-c...etters-excerpts.html

Count Guglielmo Libri had ‘sticky fingers’:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/arts/design/s...-light.html?ref=arts

A number of artifacts are returning to Cyprus because of a judge’s ruling:

www.cyprus-mail.com/artefacts/german-cou...n-artefacts/20130320

Interesting feature on an African chief converted to Christianity by Dr
Livingstone:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-21807368

A Rembrandt self portrait is being donated to the BM:

news.yahoo.com/painting-identified-rembr...trait-092655408.html

www.torontosun.com/2013/03/18/30m-rembra...ed-to-british-museum

www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/world/arch...20130318-085845.html

People aren’t happy about the removal/planned sale of a Cole painting:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/18/arts/design/s...pe.html?ref=nyregion

More nazi-looted art returned:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21854860
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Nuremberg:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/24/travel/lin...many.html?ref=travel
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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 newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n11.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n12.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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Albrecht Durer:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/arts/design/a...ational-gallery.html

The Ice Age exhibit at the BM has been a surprising success:

www.standard.co.uk/news/london/a-british...isitors-8543571.html

Mexico (and others) is trying to prevent an auction at Sotheby’s:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...5665.story?track=rss

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/21/la...-auction/?ref=design

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...ion-in-france/23211/

Plans for a high-end arts fair in China?:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/eu...se-sales/?ref=design

News from Maastricht:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/19/arts/design/m...r-in-maastricht.html

Assorted arts items of interest:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/22/arts/design/p...-hours.html?ref=arts
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Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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Horace Perry Jones:

www.thenewsstar.com/article/20130319/NEW...-H-P-?nclick_check=1

Adrian Hollis:

www.independent.co.uk/news/obituaries/ad...dmaster-8544734.html
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www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...-from-tac-march-2013

Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/
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www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

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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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Plenty of coverage of what seems to be dubbed a human-neanderthal “love
child”

in most of the headlines:

news.discovery.com/human/evolution/neand...th-humans-130327.htm

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/28/175...-believed-found?lite

www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/03/29/Firs...597881/?spt=hs&or=sn

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/science...anderthal-baby-found

onswipe.com/thedailygalaxy/?ref=http%3A%...c62cd7fc7b56708c1f90

Neanderthals and other early humans travelled widely:

www.business-standard.com/article/pti-st...-113031000220_1.html

Implications of an older-than-previously-thought y chromosome:

cosmiclog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/05/1...onary-timetable?lite

It’s Easter, so we might as well bring back the bunny-demised Neanderthal
story

again:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn23228-bun...of-neanderthals.html

Not really early-human news, but the place which gave the Neanderthals
their name

is cutting funding for archaeology:

m.thelocal.de/sci-tech/20130328-48809.html

Brain size doesn’t matter much in primate evolution:

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/28/175...search-suggests?lite
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AFRICA
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We’re hearing more about the pyramids found in Sudan:

www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=57807

A 15th century mausoleum in Tripoli has been destroyed:

www.asianews.it/news-en/Tripoli,-Islamic...mausoleum-27528.html
www.canada.com/mobile/iphone/story.html?id=8164885

More on the revised ‘Out of Africa’ theory:

arstechnica.com/science/2013/03/fossil-d...set-humanitys-clock/


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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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(Modern) Tunnels clearly intended for looting purposes are being found near
Egyptian

monuments:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21958326

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-21958327

topnews.us/content/254256-tunnels-used-s...iquities-found-egypt

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-21960373

A previously-unknown temple site near Ur:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013...rning-archaeologists

A stone phallus and other Neolithic finds from Ahihud Junction:

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1990&module_id=#as

www.livescience.com/28199-stone-age-phal...found-in-israel.html

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/27/174...excavation-site?lite


Feature on Joseph Aviram:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/israe...ere.premium-1.512460

Jewish antiquities/heritage in Syria seem to be surviving:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-Ed-Contributors...ties-in-Syria-307898

… while they’re using security cameras at Alacahoyuk:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/cameras-watch-...=43600&NewsCatID=375

The view from the top of the Great Pyramid:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/...pyramid-8548986.html

More on farming in the Holy Land earlier than previously-thought:

www.livescience.com/28011-ancient-agriculture-israel.html


More on pre-Alexandria Heralkleion:

world.greekreporter.com/2013/03/27/key-f...at-egypts-heraklion/

www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2013/130314_1.html

More on mummy-making:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-myths-exploded.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Archaeologists have found another ‘gateway to hell’ in Turkey:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/g...in-turkey-130329.htm

Not sure if we mentioned this Minoan shipyard find on Crete:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/02/minoan-shipyard-found/

Some more details about that tomb in Amphipolis which might be connected

to Roxane:

phdiva.blogspot.ca/2013/03/roxanne-tomb-...is-more-details.html

Considering the zeitgeist in the UK, it’s probably not surprising they’re
looking for the

burial place of Boudicca again:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2301450...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...oudicca-8554841.html

Video suggesting a rather sorry state of preservation affairs at the Villa
Iovis in

Capri:




The Motya Charioteer is going on display at the Getty:

usa.greekreporter.com/2013/03/28/getty-m...will-host-greek-art/

They’ve undone the ‘enhancements’ made by Silvio Berlusconi to some

Mars/Venus statuary:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=61619

Recreating the sort of food they had along Hadrian’s Wall:

www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/cumbrian-chef...57?referrerPath=home

A Roman brick from Fort Vancouver:

www.kgw.com/news/Fort-Vancouver-home-to-...brick-193431981.html

Interesting results from the Orpheus Relief Project:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rise-for-researchers

TV hype about a documentary on the victims of Vesuvius:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/...overed-29165062.html

… and related coverage from the BM exhibition:

www.bbc.co.uk/history/0/21670737

… including a critique of Roman erotica:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathan...26/roman-erotica-sin

I suspect timing is everything when you have a Richard III signature to
auction:

phys.org/news/2013-03-rare-british-royal-signature-auction.html

More on forced relocation of locals during Hadrian’s Wall construction:

www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_romans-m...-to-move-out_1806908

Review of Mary Beard, *Confronting the Classics*:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/cbf5ace2-914d-11e2-b4...0.html#axzz2P78n2RxS

Review of Aldo Schiavone, *Spartacus*:

www2.macleans.ca/2013/03/26/the-truth-ab...gladiator-spartacus/
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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Did they find King Alfred?:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/27/a...-great-bones-exhumed

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-21939274

www.cnn.com/2013/03/27/world/europe/uk-k...index.html?hpt=wo_t4

Funding for a major project to find the origins of the Celts:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-21918656

A medieval harbour from Cheddar reservoir:

www.thisissomerset.co.uk/story-18563922-...y.html#axzz2P2Pw633E

Finds from various periods from Soham:

www.wisbechstandard.co.uk/news/exclusive..._the_tooth_1_1997044

Not sure we mentioned this Viking hoard from Bedale when it was found

last May:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-21951137

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10313923....tional_significance/

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10316015.York_e...ure_hoard_in_county/

A 14th century cathedral clock was vandalized in Lyons:

www.christianophobie.fr/breves/la-cathed...lisee-par-un-iranien

Some 17th century shipwrecks turn up on the Stockholm waterfront:

www.thelocal.se/47000/20130328/

www.digitaljournal.com/article/346761

Trying to identify a 300 years b.p. shipwreck off the coast of Scotland:

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news...bid-identify-1789754

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-21858385

Pondering the veracity of tales of Viking “blood eagle” torments:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/history/2013/03...-ivarr-the-boneless/

Making comparisons with the 15th century ‘debt crisis’ in Florence:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/03/debt-crisis-renaissance-style

Feature on Naples:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/03/naples-shadow-pompeii

Arguing about which is the UK’s oldest town:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-21958389

Video podcast thing pondering where humans went during the last Ice Age:



Bronze Age finds from Dalby Forest have gone on display:

www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/10316327.Lo...Age_at_Dalby_Forest/

They’ve relocated (right word?) Coventry’s bombed cathedral crypts:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-21935637

Plans to restore a ‘recycled’ sarcophagus in Amalfi:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...oration_8462565.html

Latest plans for Stonehenge:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-landscape-wall.html

A Spanish town held its first Seder in over 500 years:

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/03/22/175...-more-than-500-years
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A paleolithic skull with evidence of ‘hole-in-the-head’ disease from Hebei:

www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1202854/...re-hole-head-disease

Update on the dig at that 3rd century Buddhist monastery in Taxila:

tribune.com.pk/story/527525/mystery-unfo...ed-in-taxila-valley/

Academic Minute on dating Polynesian settlement:

wamc.org/post/dr-david-burley-simon-fras...olynesian-settlement

cf:
arstechnica.com/science/2013/03/human-co...-bodies-in-its-wake/

phys.org/news/2013-03-catastrophic-mass-...n-birds-pacific.html

Progress in the excavation of an 18th century Thai king’s tomb:

www.elevenmyanmar.com/national/2941-exca...tomb-almost-complete

On the antiquity of Cambodia’s ‘finger dance’:

iphone.france24.com/en/20130328-cambodia...t&utm_medium=twitter

More on Kon Tiki ‘sailing again’:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...-Again-199167011.htm

More on rescue digs in Afghanistan:

seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/202061...fghanbuddhasxml.html
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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Digging Duffy’s Cut:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/25/us/secrets-of...vel-and-science.html

A Chumash burial site from Los Osos:

www.sanluisobispo.com/2013/03/23/2441831...-site-uncovered.html

Social networks in the pre-Hispanic southwest:

phys.org/news/2013-03-artifacts-social-networks.html

www.uanews.org/story/artifacts-shed-ligh...networks-of-the-past

Why America is called America:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/science/the-a...emakers-toolbox.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More on what (and how) they’re finding at El Tajin:

www.artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=61508#.UVgmlTctejg

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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It’s Easter, so it’s time for our annual Shroud of Turin news, which, of
course,

focusses on the date it was made:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/03/...n_may_date_back.html

gma.yahoo.com/blogs/abc-blogs/shroud-tur...news-topstories.html

www.nydailynews.com/news/world/turin-shr...ax-article-1.1301831

www.thesun.ie/irishsol/homepage/news/486...hrist-after-all.html

vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/inquiries-...icolo/sindone-23579/

… and it was televised:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-21984018

… and it has its own app:



Geza Vermes on crucifixion:

standpointmag.co.uk/text-april-13-was-cr...-penalty-geza-vermes

Fish-based diets mess up carbon dating:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ical-dating-problems

Shakespeare was a tax-evading food hoarder:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/will...er-study-claims.html

On the importance of archaeological context:

culturalheritagelawyer.blogspot.ca/2013/...+Rick+St.+Hilaire%29

A recovered violin from Bulgaria is not a missing Stradivarius:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-21957474

Using a ‘hexacopter’ in archaeology:

m.phys.org/news/2013-03-cas-archaeologists-tool.html

Folks might be interested in some of the Raiders of the Lost Ark

brainstorming session transcripts:

boingboing.net/2013/03/28/raiders-of-the-lost-ark-origin.html

Using ship logbooks for climate data:

phys.org/news/2013-03-volunteers-histori...ogbooks-uncover.html

Captain Scott’s last letter:

phys.org/news/2013-03-letter-captain-sco...evealed-full101.html

Plans to publish DH Lawrence’s war poetry:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/26/d-...dirty-words-and-all/

Top ten papal conclaves:

m.historytoday.com/blog/2013/03/behind-c...p-10-papal-conclaves

The texas longhorn cattle have an interesting genome:

phys.org/news/2013-03-genome-texas-longhorn-global-history.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Lazio:

www.independent.co.uk/travel/europe/trav...e-lazio-8554372.html

Pompeii:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...hout-the-ruckus.html

Assorted non-Pompeii sites in Italy:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...ives-to-Pompeii.html
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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_v16n12.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n13.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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Pompeii and Herculaneum (BM):

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-feat...h-Museum-review.html

www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-03-26/pompei...-show-in-london.html



www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...GLOBAL%7Conline-news

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...eeca9d847b1b0eea.cc1

www.culture24.org.uk/history%20%26%20her...time/roman/art426396

www.theweek.co.uk/art/52229/critics-awed...peii-and-herculaneum

www.standard.co.uk/goingout/exhibitions/...-review-8550993.html

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21938225

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...c128a01ef_story.html

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...reasure-8548946.html

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/video/20...british-museum-video

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21897925

www.independent.co.uk/voices/editorials/...irector-8548644.html

Uluburun Shipwreck:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/03/12/ulub...at-acropolis-museum/

Cyrus Cylinder:

www.reuters.com/article/2013/03/07/us-us...dUSBRE9260Y820130307

online.wsj.com/article/AP23bd0b2b14204e298ba8d025110a5d28.html

Alexander the Great:

au.greekreporter.com/2013/03/26/visitors...alexander-the-great/

King Tut’s Cultural Influence:

www.vanityfair.com/culture/2013/04/king-...ibit-new-york-photos

Ceramica de los ancestros:

nmai.si.edu/explore/exhibitions/item/681/

BP is sponsoring an upcoming Old Master exhibition:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21938034

And the winner of the Troy museum design contest is:

www.greenprophet.com/2013/03/turkeys-yal...+%28Green+Prophet%29

The Higgins Armory Museum collection is moving:

www.telegram.com/article/20130308/NEWS/303089911/1116

www.bostonglobe.com/arts/2013/03/08/higg...xSGmlP3NP/story.html

www.higgins.org/
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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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David Whitehouse:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/mar/24/david-whitehouse

Hector Catling:

antiquity.ac.uk/tributes/catling.html

Calvert Watkins:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/03/c...-watkins-dies-at-80/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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ArchaeoNews Podcast 228:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2013-03-24.mp3

Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130324.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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A pile of Neanderthal fossils found in a Greek cave:

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/01/175...d-in-greek-cave?lite
www.livescience.com/28326-neanderthal-remains-found.html
news.yahoo.com/trove-neanderthal-bones-f...-cave-124520224.html
www.business-standard.com/article/pti-st...-113040200220_1.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/t...reek-cave-130402.htm
greece.greekreporter.com/2013/04/02/nean...bones-in-greek-cave/

cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0047248413000365

Scientists have adjusted the dates on the El Sidron cave Neanderthal
remains:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/f-sf-spa040213.php
phys.org/news/2013-04-scientists-accurate-age-el-sidron.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112815059...ty-of-oviedo-040313/

cf:
www.uniovi.es/comunicacion/noticias/-/as...edad-sidron(Spanish)

They’ve done a facial reconstruction of homo floresiensis:

www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-educatio...frgcjx-1226613344801
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AFRICA
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A Meroitic empire temple find from the Butana desert (Sudan):

www2.ric.edu/news/details.php?News_ID=2115


Overviewish sort of thing on sites in the Sudan:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/01/world/africa/...t-kingdoms.html?_r=0

A Kushite palace from Sonijat:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/04/05/k...ce-found-in-sonijat/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Djehuty Project has found some significant 17th dynasty burials:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-04/snrc-dpd040513.php
phys.org/news/2013-04-djehuty-significan...es-17th-dynasty.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112817398...e-discovered-040613/

cf
www.csic.es/web/guest/home?p_p_id=conten...9b21f22056e(Spanish)

Another article on tombraider activities in Egypt:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/0...omb-looting/1956693/

More on the malnourished state of a pile of Egyptian burials:

science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/06/172...-in-poor-health?lite

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of a major complex at Ur (with, of
course, the
predictable connections being made to Abraham in the popular press):

www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=9796
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2304056...civilisation-Ur.html
www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/ancient...-of-abraham-1.513514
news.yahoo.com/ancient-unearthed-iraqi-h...raham-133308421.html
www.clevelandleader.com/node/20679
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0404/Home...chaeologists-in-Iraq
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...b8387e8f1_story.html
gulfnews.com/news/region/iraq/ancient-si...of-ebrahim-1.1167191
www.985fm.ca/international/nouvelles/ira...-229616.html(French)
journalmetro.com/monde/286232/decouverte...que-en-irak/(French)
www.rainews24.rai.it/it/news.php?newsid=176426 (Italian)

Feature on the current state of affairs at Babylon:

www.cnn.com/2013/04/04/world/meast/iraq-....html?iref=allsearch

... and there are concerns for Palmyra:

www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/03/us-sy...dUSBRE9320HL20130403
www.zonebourse.com/actualite-bourse/Le-s...--16603699/(Italian)
www.20minutes.fr/ledirect/1130765/201304...nace-combats(French)

... and continuing attention being paid to Syrian antiquithieves:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/07/world/middlee...DA737EA0422CFAC&_r=0


... and an OpEd on the state of Syrian antiquities in general:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=308565

An historic synagogue in Damascus has been damaged:

www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/syrian-...s-synagogue-1.513068
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/ancie...hes/article10651590/
www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/20...XFwc0lZFP/story.html

Another feature on folks seeking refuge from the Syrian situation in
ancient sites:

www.cbsnews.com/8301-18563_162-57578053/...ival-in-dead-cities/

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of a wine-pressing complex (and lantern)

from a site near Hamei Yo'av:

www.timesofisrael.com/byzantine-winepres...rn-unearthed-in-dig/
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1995&module_id=#as
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4364066,00.html
www.haaretz.com/news/national/archaeolog...ess.premium-1.513585
frenchtribune.com/teneur/1317227-wine-pr...complex-found-israel
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...b8387e8f1_story.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/05/byzant...tml?utm_hp_ref=world

There’s been some criticism of the way the Lod Mosaic is being presented:

www.thedp.com/article/2013/04/515a2d6cc29e4

Feature on Herod the Great:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people...omans-and-parthians/

... and another one:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013...d-the-Great-lives-on


Feature on various aspects of Temple Mount:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...he-Temple-Mount.html

Tourists seem to be avoiding Egypt:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/world/middlee...rists-stay-away.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Feature on recent studies of a Greek ram (the ship kind):

noc.ac.uk/news/bronze-warship-ram-reveals-secrets
esciencenews.com/articles/2013/04/04/bro....ram.reveals.secrets
www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci.../warship-weapon.html
eu.greekreporter.com/2013/04/05/ancient-...rship-rams-research/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130404122455.htm

Excavations have commenced at a Roman site in Navenby:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-22012727

Interesting temple burial from an Archaic temple at Despotiko:

www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/04/05/t...al-mystery-revealed/

Not quite sure where to put this item on bodies found in an Alken bog:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...e0410cb9d_story.html

Possible Roman villa at Sudeley Castle?:

www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/local/103...e_hidden_at_Sudeley/

Seeking more funding for Peperikon:

sofiaglobe.com/2013/03/21/bulgarian-arch...-for-perperikon-dig/

Not sure if we mentioned this item on a tsunami associated with the AD 365
earthquake:

www.nature.com/srep/2013/130215/srep01285/full/srep01285.html

The Roman ring which supposedly inspired Tolkien has gone on display:

www.theregister.co.uk/2013/04/03/cursed_...n_tolkien_hampshire/

news.yahoo.com/ancient-roman-ring-inspir...rings-155100508.html

theweek.com/article/index/242273/is-this...he-lord-of-the-rings

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-22008746
www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/news/did-thi...32891l-1226611459082
www.theaustralian.com.au/travel/news/did...frg8ro-1226611459082
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2013/apr/02/hob...kien-ring-exhibition

The Riace Bronzes are still just lying around:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/regions...omeless_8490865.html

Honours for Thomas Santa Maria:

news.holycross.edu/blog/2013/04/05/class...tion-of-new-england/

What Kathleen Lynch is up to:

www.smithsophian.com/news/archaeology-pr...-retiremen-1.3019998

Gamifying Latin prose comp:

oldgoldandblack.com/?p=30901&utm_source=...in-prose-composition

Amazons as sailors?

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/04/ancient-amazon-sailors.html

Red figure superheroes:

usa.greekreporter.com/2013/04/01/comic-s...-posed-as-greek-art/

An antiquities bust in Cyprus:

www.cyprus-mail.com/antiquities-theft/brief/20130407

There’s been some criticism of the way the Lod Mosaic is being presented:

www.thedp.com/article/2013/04/515a2d6cc29e4

Feature on Herod the Great:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people...omans-and-parthians/

... and another one:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013...d-the-Great-lives-on

... and one on Cleopatra:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ating-Cleopatra.html

Review of Aldo Schiavone, *Spartacus*:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873...wsj_streaming_stream

More on the ‘gateway to Hades’ in Pamakkule:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/g...in-turkey-130329.htm
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/gate-to-hell-d...=44179&NewsCatID=375
www.nydailynews.com/news/world/gateway-h...alLinksEnabled=false
www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2013/s3729222.htm
abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/plutos-gate-hel...haeologists-18878405
www.ctvnews.ca/world/gate-to-hell-dug-up-in-turkey-1.1221359
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/plutos...polis_n_2994297.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/04/01/plutos...polis_n_2994297.html
www.ksl.com/?sid=24616165&nid=1012
www.latercera.com/noticia/tendencias/201...ndo-en-turquia.shtml
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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Excavating a Jewish site in Cologne (many periods covered in this one):

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/arche...ice.premium-1.513703
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/03/31/excavatio...ace-with-christians/
www.france24.com/en/20130331-cologne-rev...eritage-piece-piece#
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...909a1f3c834a34db.461
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/166673#.UVw7zjd9Cdw
www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Cologne-arch...ewish-history-308290
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=61657#.UVw8WDd9Cdw

... but there’s controversy about the artifacts:

www.thelocal.de/national/20130401-48859.html#.UVw8nDd9Cdw
www.sol.de/news/dpa/starline/hinundweg/k....UV7HxDd9Cdw(German)

Medieval monks were cultivating wetlands in Belgium:

www.livescience.com/28082-medieval-monks...ivated-wetlands.html
www.nature.com/srep/2013/130321/srep01517/full/srep01517.html

Work at Ft Saint Angelo (Malta) will be complete in a couple years:

www.independent.com.mt/articles/2013-04-...-by-2015-1316716545/

Not sure if we mentioned this dig at Cambridge, which has finds from various

periods:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-21893150

Snow has helped reveal some prehistoric sites in Wales:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-21981068
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/need-to-read/...ains-91466-33079168/

Auckland Castle has reopened to the public:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-21993157

Grazing cattle have damaged a Bronze Age monument in Cornwall:

www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/Ancient-monumen...y.html#axzz2PmYzpR4I
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Feature on finds from Gonur-Tepe (Turkmenistan):

iphone.france24.com/en/20130406-ancient-...t&utm_medium=twitter

A Pandayan-era inscription from Palani:

newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/article1525052.ece

A paepae from Nahoe:

www.lesnouvelles.pf/article/societe/le-paepae-en-detail (French)

Feature on bronze finds from Baoji (Shaanxi):

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3999

... and items from Yaojia cemetery:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=3983

A Ming Dynasty era tomb full of murals from Jianxi:

www.china.org.cn/arts/2013-04/04/content_28447984.htm

news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-04/04/c_132284754.htm

zeenews.india.com/news/science/colourful...in-china_839694.html

The BM has acquired an interesting 19th century Japanese scroll:

www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/apr/02/britis...seum-japanese-scroll

Latest on that dispute over a Cambodian statue at Sotheby’s:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/ju...-forward/?ref=design

Not sure where to put this one ... a pile of Turkish manuscripts turn up

in Indian libraries:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=105829

What shark tooth weapons from the Gilbert Islands reveal:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/04/130403200256.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-22005634

Polynesian DNA shows up in a Brazilian tribe:

www.nature.com/news/dna-study-links-indi...-polynesians-1.12710
arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/polynesi...n-a-brazilian-tribe/
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 British POW camp in Pennsylvania:

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/pa-field-hol...sh-pow-camp-18896048
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_REVOL...=2013-04-06-13-53-35

Perhaps Pueblans weren’t as into maize as previously thought:

phys.org/news/2013-04-ancient-puebloans-myth-maize.html
www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17600

Feature on Mound City:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...t-into-hopewell.html

ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2013/04/mo...ogy-of-renowned.html

Excitement over what they’ve found in a Spanish shipwreck off the Florida
Keys:

news.yahoo.com/spanish-shipwreck-yields-...ounty-224443515.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...of-sunk-galleon.html
news.yahoo.com/blogs/trending-now/shipwr...asure-170410461.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2303830...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml

Celebrating the Woolworth building’s centennial:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/arts/design/c...nial.html?ref=design

I think we mentioned this study of birds and Beothuk beliefs a month or two
ago:

phys.org/news/2013-04-birds-beothuk-beli...overy-spiritual.html

The UofA has put a pile of Mexican/Mexican-American documents online:

phys.org/news/2013-04-years-mexican-amer...-history-online.html

Hopi people are trying to prevent the sale of some artifacts in Paris:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/arts/design/h...pagewanted=all&_r=1&

On preservation in times of tight budgets:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17576

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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They’ve discovered another ingredient for ‘Maya Blue’:

www.livescience.com/28381-maya-blue-pain...cipe-discovered.html
phys.org/news/2013-04-clues-rediscover-m...rious-maya-blue.html
news.discovery.com/history/art-history/m...eciphered-130403.htm
science.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/04/03/175...aint-deciphered?lite
www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/04...erious-ancient-paint

cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1387181112002442

Interesting Mayan agricultural finds from Ceren:

phys.org/news/2013-04-maya-village-uncov...invisible-crops.html
www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=17504

Polynesian DNA shows up in a Brazilian tribe:

www.nature.com/news/dna-study-links-indi...-polynesians-1.12710
arstechnica.com/science/2013/04/polynesi...n-a-brazilian-tribe/
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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Some quibbling about William Herschel’s titulature:

phys.org/news/2013-04-sir-william-hersch...rrectly-honored.html

On preserving terracotta warriors and making music in the lab:

cen.acs.org/articles/91/i13/Preserving-T...Soldiers-Making.html

An image of the Loch Ness Monster in a medieval manuscript?:

britishlibrary.typepad.co.uk/digitisedma...british-library.html

Looking at Vesalius’ marginalia:

news.yahoo.com/margin-notes-shed-light-r...piece-015813457.html

Feature on the ‘real’ paleo lifestyle:

discovermagazine.com/2013/april/17-paleo...one-age#.UWF-KDctejg

Nice article on photographing Dura Europos in the 1920s and ‘30s:

www.ajaonline.org/article/930

Review of Andrea Stuart, *Sugar in the Blood*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/books/review/...tuart.html?ref=books

Review of Jonathan Sperber, *Karl Marx*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/books/review/...erber.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Eleusis:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_05/04/2013_492149

Balkans:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/travel/bal...alps.html?ref=travel

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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_v16n13.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n14.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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Nunalleq: The Yupiit and the Arctic World

www.abdn.ac.uk/news/details-13721.php

Echoes of Egypt:

www.ctpost.com/entertainment/article/Ech...everyone-4409918.php
peabody.yale.edu/exhibits/echoes-egypt-conjuring-land-pharaohs

Alexander the Great:

eu.greekreporter.com/2013/04/02/alexande...-great-in-rosenheim/

Whales:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/design/w...istory.html?ref=arts

Photography and the American Civil War:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/design/p...he-met.html?ref=arts

Edo Pop:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/design/e...ociety.html?ref=arts

Fate, Hope, and Charity:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/arts/design/g...-hopes.html?ref=arts

Pre Raphaelites:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/29/arts/design/p...-art.html?ref=design

Guilded Age of Hartford:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/nyregion/a-re...-home.html?ref=books

Pompeii/Herculaneum (BM):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-21938225
www.nytimes.com/2013/04/06/arts/06iht-me....html?pagewanted=all
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...h-Museum-review.html

www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/ve...-roman-life.20674761

There’s a new boss at the Louvre:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2013/Ap...d-louvre-museum.ashx
www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu...0403,0,6466191.story
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=61720
eu.greekreporter.com/2013/04/03/greek-an...t-louvres-new-chief/
www.lemonde.fr/culture/article/2013/04/0...re_3152530_3246.html
galleristny.com/2013/04/archaeologist-je...med-louvre-director/
www.nytimes.com/2013/04/04/arts/04iht-louvre04.html

Things are looking up at the American Folk Art museum:

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/03/arts/design/a...healthier-roots.html

The Rijksmuseum is reopening (!):

www.nytimes.com/2013/04/02/arts/design/g...ears.html?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Trance:

movies.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/movies/tra...-boyle.html?ref=arts

Smyrna: The Destruction of a Cosmopolitan City:

movies.nytimes.com/2013/04/05/movies/smy...n-city.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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Thomas McEvilley:

www.nytimes.com/2013/03/31/arts/thomas-m...t-73.html?ref=design
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130331.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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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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