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EARLY HOMINIDS
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DNA suggests there was some ‘Out of Africa’ and ‘Back to Africa’ going on:

www.nature.com/news/african-genes-tracked-back-1.13607
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AFRICA
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Latest finds from the Sudan:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396...ogists-in-sudan.html

More on the threat to Cyrene from real estate developers:

observers.france24.com/content/20130823-...is-threatened-cyrene
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some objects from the Malawi Museum have been recovered (these are all
different):

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/80...jects-recovered.aspx
allafrica.com/stories/201308261634.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/79...coins-recovered.aspx

… as were some taken a couple of years ago:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/80...ed-in-MitRahina.aspx

Feature on the diet of the pyramid builders:

scienceblog.com/65804/the-diet-of-pyrami...28ScienceBlog.com%29

Pondering how a Tuborg bottle cap made it into a ‘pristine’ archaeological
context:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/275338

Not sure if we’ve had mention of this 2700 years b.p. inscription from the
City of
David yet:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=64658#.UiMOHH_4K84

A Canaanite altar from Tel Rechesh:

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/c...n-israel/2013/08/28/

Feature on the excavation of a Canaanite water system in Gezer:

www.sbcbaptistpress.org/default.asp?preview=8/26/2013

… and other diggings around Gezer:

www.sbcbaptistpress.org/BPnews.asp?ID=40968

Arguing about the identification of David’s palace:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.543216
forward.com/articles/182923/king-davids-...rks-archeology-feud/

Recent finds from Sidon are going on display:

www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2...-put-on-display.ashx

Work on the Yenikapi shipwrecks is complete:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/work-completed...=53181&NewsCatID=375

Shipwrecks from various periods off the coast of Limantepe:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...h-coast_9200476.html

Vague feature on recent finds at Yoros Castle:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/excavations-at...=53250&NewsCatID=375

UNESCO says a number of sites in Syria have been ‘devastated’:

www.rferl.org/content/syria-unesco/25090195.html

… and smuggling is a major threat:

phys.org/news/2013-08-syria-ancient-history-threats.html

Feature on a Syrian smuggler:

www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/snapsh...-jihadists/c1s13205/

Concerns for Istanbul’s Grand Bazaar:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/repor...llapse-a-918903.html

More on concerns for Gaza’s antiquities:

www.heraldsun.com.au/travel/world/archae...i0biiz-1226705012602

OpEd on that Jewish archive heading back to Iraq:

frontpagemag.com/2013/dgreenfield/why-th...dnt-go-back-to-iraq/

Feature on Cyrus and the Judean diaspora:

www.metmuseum.org/about-the-museum/now-a...-the-judean-diaspora

What Benjamin Wold is up to:

phys.org/news/2013-08-fresh-insights-dead-sea-scrolls.html

Nice series (link is to the final one) on how to read a Dead Sea Scrolls
text:

lawrenceschiffman.com/how-to-study-a-dea...text-of-the-scrolls/

Reviews of Kathleen Sheppard, *Margaret Alice Murray*:

news.mst.edu/2013/08/new-book-examines-l...female-egyptologist/
www.therolladailynews.com/article/201308...01/NEWS?rssfeed=true

More on ‘nesting coffins’ in ancient Egypt:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130823091144.htm
phys.org/news/2013-08-mummymany-coffins.html

More on that Assyrian fortified harbour:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...1.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

More on cinnamon in ancient Israel:

www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeologists-...cinnamon/2013/08/22/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a frigidarium from Bourgas:

sofiaglobe.com/2013/08/28/bulgarian-arch...gidarium-in-bourgas/
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n313732

Feature on some Roman finds in Kosovo:

www.euronews.com/2013/08/28/revealing-th...osovo-s-roman-ruins/

A rookie metal detectorist has found a nice hoard in Dorset:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2407767...r-bought-friend.html

They’ve uncovered the Chedworth Roman Villa mosaics:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-23860633

Adding a bit more precision to the date of the eruption of Santorini:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/08...ic-eruption-insects/

Late delivery planned for a column at Klaros:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/oracle-center-...=53319&NewsCatID=375

Some conservation work is being done on Hadrian’s Wall in Northumberland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-23911350

Italy has asked Germany to help with preservation of Pompeii:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/30/po...tion-2014?CMP=twt_fd
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ls-further-into-ruin

… in the wake of ‘warnings’ by UNESCO:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unesco-warns-i...=53469&NewsCatID=375

Interview with Michael Scott about matters ancient theatrical:

www.historyextra.com/news/how-ancient-gr...-friends-and-frasier

What Michael Wolfe is up to:

newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2013/08/28...ient-greek-epitaphs/

Haven’t had a Seven Wonders feature for a while:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2406520...at-Pyramid-Giza.html

If Caligula had a twitter account:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/marthagill/10...gula-was-on-twitter/

NASA’s Latin twitter feed is up and running:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23781354

Latest on the search for Cleopatra’s tomb:

www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2013/8/2...cted-by-Egypt-crisis

Feature on the ‘chemical side’ of Tyrian Purple:

phys.org/news/2013-08-code-royal-purple.html

The Louvre is seeking donations to restore the Nike of Samothrace:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64678

Hype for an upcoming documentary on Alexander:

neoskosmos.com/news/en/Celebrating-Alexa...he-Greats-lost-world

Big bucks needed for Cirencester’s amphitheatre:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-23832423

Review of Madeline Miller, *Galatea*:

www.kansascity.com/2013/08/30/4445926/in...ework-the-myths.html

More on that Roman fort from Jordan:

utdailybeacon.com/news/2013/aug/29/profe...an-fort-middle-east/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...d-in-southern-jordan

More on tunnels beneath Hadrian’s Villa:

www.windsorstar.com/Cave+explorers+find+...a/8846358/story.html
www.theprovince.com/life/Cave+explorers+...r/8844996/story.html

More on the ‘nanotechnology’ of the Lycurgus Cup:

phys.org/news/2013-08-goblet-ancient-romans-nanotechnology.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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A chunk of a Neolthic skull from Pershore (Worcestershire):

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/30/...-avon-river-pershore
www.worcesternews.co.uk/NEWs/10642863.Hu...cestershire/?ref=rss
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-survived-water.html

Europeans domesticated pigs much earlier than previously thought:

www.livescience.com/39196-hunter-gatherers-ate-bacon.html
phys.org/news/2013-08-european-hunter-ga...gs-early-4600bc.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/08/130827113020.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/du-eho082713.php
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0827/Euro...earlier-than-thought
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ed-domesticated-pigs

Archaeologists in Denmark are excavating what might is being dubbed
Beowulf’s
dining hall:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...beowulf-8784510.html
www.historyextra.com/beowulf
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2402079...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Earliest Bronze Age sheepskin in Britain from the Highlands:

www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/ea...e-highlands.22000015
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...l-cist-in-sutherland

Female figurine from Silesia:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396...rine-in-silesia.html

Melting snow in Norway reveals an Iron Age ‘sweater’:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/m...e-sweater-130830.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23849332
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...out-of-norwegian-ice

An Iron Age ‘loch village’ find from Wigtownshire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-23896997
www.kilmarnockstandard.co.uk/ayrshire-ne...find-81430-33790578/
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/re...townshire.1377870714
www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk/renfrewshi...find-87085-33790575/

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...iscovery-in-scotland

Plenty of interest at a medieval monastery site at Donegal:

www.irishcentral.com/news/1300-year-old-...tance-221777161.html
www.irishtimes.com/news/environment/sign...in-donegal-1.1509411
www.independent.ie/irish-news/1300yearol...ogists-29535912.html

They’re going to ‘extract’ the sarcophagus at Lincoln Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-23817713

Latest developments from Oswestry:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-23899893
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...westrys-ancient-site

Britain’s earliest chilled chocolate treats:

phys.org/news/2013-08-recipe-britain-chilled-chocolate.html

Marking the anniversary of the Battle of Flodden:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/aug/31/...scottish-history-500

A lost burial at a Quaker meeting house has been rediscovered:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10637683.Lost_b...eting_House/?ref=rss

HS2 construction threatens archaeological sites:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and...eological-sites.html

Strange columns from Pobiti Kamani (Bulgaria):

www.abc.es/ciencia/20130901/abci-pobiti-...ia-201308281217.html

France is dragging its heels in the search for Nazi-looted art:

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/29/arts/design/d...-art.html?ref=design

More on that vervel:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23795657
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Very interesting Siberian ring associated with some sort of bear cult:

www.ibtimes.com/2000-year-old-bear-ring-...-cult-photos-1400985
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...pped-brown-bear.html

Traces of some Chola paintings in a Tiruvottiyur temple:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/rar...e/article5062321.ece

… and concerns for some Shiva inscriptions in another:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/con...e/article5065692.ece

Interesting finds from Azerbaijan:

www.azernews.az/azerbaijan/58456.html

Feature on the Kingdom of the Mustang in Nepal:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2403094...ent-caves-Nepal.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...155ft-off-the-ground

A 19th century samurai training text has been ‘deciphered’:

www.livescience.com/39280-19th-century-s...text-deciphered.html

More on African coins in Australia:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64608
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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Evidence of early farming in Winnipeg:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/story/20...n-rights-museum.html

Books from one of Canada’s early parliament buildings in Montreal:

globalnews.ca/news/807959/montreal-archa...adas-old-parliament/
www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Traces+found+...n/8835212/story.html

Interesting finds from Saunders Goose Pond (Quebec):

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/story/20...gical-discovery.html

They’re finishing up the dig at that James Madison’s slave quarters site:

www.nbc29.com/story/23254287/montpelier-...ct-on-slave-quarters

Signs of Indiana’s first state prison:

www.news-sentinel.com/article/2013130829755

They’ve identified a shipwreck off New Jersey:

news.discovery.com/history/us-history/sh...nj-coast-130829.htmv
www.livescience.com/39213-new-jersey-shipwreck-identified.html
www.thedailyjournal.com/viewart/20130828...ck-steamer-sank-1860
www.ibtimes.com/19th-century-shipwreck-i...ert-j-walker-1402111

Digging an East Hartford house site:

www.courant.com/community/east-hartford/...0830,0,4952795.story

Digging a gold mining site in Virginia City (Montana):

www.therepublic.com/view/story/c5e4a7ff5...nia-City-Archaeology

A pre-highway-construction dig near Potsdam (NY):

www.watertowndailytimes.com/article/20130829/NEWS05/708299936

Plans to reenact the Battle of Lake Erie:

www.newsdaily.com/travel/98517be50610ed3...e-to-re-enact-battle

Pondering the Confederate flag:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23705803

More on those Yup’ik artifacts from Alaska:

seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/202172...html?syndication=rss

Review of Thomas Healy, *The Great Dissent*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/25/books/review/...at-dissent.html?_r=0
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Hidden shell middens from the Bolivian Amazon:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-08/plos-hsm082313.php
phys.org/news296907800.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-set...s-bolivia-01343.html
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/502571/201308...rainforest-found.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ting-10400-years-ago

A pair of stone sculptures from Chavin de Huantar dating 1500 B.C.E.:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archeologists-...tar-in-ancash-100745

Latest from La Quemada:

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/7-zonas-arqueo...-el-sitio-la-quemada

On Teotihuacan’s immigrant population:

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/8-investigacio...-mil-300-extranjeros

Plans for greater access to Machu Picchu’s ‘sister city’:

www.newsdaily.com/travel/cff708ebb79393b...-picchus-sister-city

Feature on Cortes:

www.livescience.com/39238-hernan-cortes-...r-of-the-aztecs.html

Feature on the bioarchaeology of a royal burial from Palenque:

bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2013/08/28/bi...urial-from-palenque/

I think we’ve mentioned these finds from Tlaloc:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=64654#.UiMvjH_4K84

Arguing about chocolate museums at Mayan sites:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Row-eru...at-Mayan-sites/30236

More on that Moche priestess tomb:

www.thestar.com/news/world/2013/08/26/mo...ian_part_of_dig.html
phys.org/news/2013-08-student-priestess-tomb.html

More on drones in Peru:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/aug/25/pe...drones-ancient-ruins
www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/08/27/d...heology.html?cmp=rss
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On the sex life of dogs in the 18th century:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/08/the-se...s-in-the-18th-c.html

They’ve put some wills of WWI soldiers online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23861821

Betcha didn’t know about Laura Bassi:

phys.org/news/2013-08-woman-understood-newton.html

Interesting debate involving Galileo about ice and density:

phys.org/news/2013-08-famous-debate-year...olved-mysteries.html

A different view of archaeology:

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/lifestyle/56785426...alf-ancient.html.csp

Arguing about who ruined English:

www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2013/a...-english-brits-yanks

Interesting project to digitize the scrapbooks of the first Bronx Zoo
director:

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/arts/design/d...ctor.html?ref=design

They’ve located Kazimir Malevich’s burial site:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/30/ma...elopment/?ref=design

Review of Lucy Hughes-Hallett, *Gabriele D’Annunzio*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/books/review/...llett.html?ref=books

Review of Louis Macneice, *Collected Poems*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/books/review/...poems.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Carthage:

www.tunisia-live.net/2013/08/29/carthage/
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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_v16n35.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n36.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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Delacroix and the Matter of Finish:

www.afanews.com/home/item/2061-first-del...october#.UiMzEn_4K84

DaVinci (Venice):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-23877065
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64680
phys.org/news/2013-08-venice-hosts-rare-leonardo.html

Julia Margaret Cameron:

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/23/arts/design/j...-art.html?ref=design

Herod’s Palace:

forward.com/articles/182693/israel-museu...-king-of-exhibition/

Feature on the Siebenberg House Museum (Jerusalem):

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4408900,00.html

Selling a Hopper to raise an Endowment:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/27/pe...rary-art/?ref=design
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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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Seamus Heaney:

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/31/arts/seamus-h...-at-74.html?ref=arts
www.theguardian.com/p/3td6d/tf

Igor Kopytoff:

www.thedp.com/article/2013/08/penn-anthropology-professor-dies

Albert Murray:

www.nytimes.com/2013/08/20/books/albert-...at-97.html?ref=books

Harold Cooper:

www.eadt.co.uk/business/farming/gestingt...haeologist_1_2352662
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130825.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Frontiers of the European Iron Age (September 20-22):

www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/2013/index.html

PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A study suggests language and tool-making skills evolved simultaneously:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130903102003.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uol-sfl090213.php
news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2013/08/...rds-evolved-together
www.australasianscience.com.au/news/sept...olved-same-time.html
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AFRICA
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Latest Byzantine/Medieval finds from the Sudan:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396...ogists-in-sudan.html

More on the damage being done to a necropolis in Cyrene:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Farmers...-to-developers/30395
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Carbon dating has brought a little more precision to the dating of the
predynastic
and First Dynasty periods in Egypt:

phys.org/news/2013-09-timeline-pharaohs.html
www.livescience.com/39395-early-egypt-chronology.html
news.yahoo.com/sets-timeline-first-pharaohs-012639554.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-tim...t-dynasty-01357.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24145-car...on.html#.UikyTTakqD-
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23947820
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...t-egypt-8798483.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112939976...igin-earlier-090513/
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64798
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...s-LATER-thought.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/0904/Anci...-faster-than-thought

cf:
rspa.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/...59/20130395.abstract

The monastery at Mount Sinai has been forced to close because of events in
Egypt:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/05/mo...astery-egypt-closure

I think we mentioned some of these recovered items from the Malawi Museum
(and elsewhere?)
last week:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...lash-in-egypt/26841/

A feature on what happened at that museum:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2013/Se...m.ashx#axzz2eIL1cz9O
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64754

Folks might be interested in marking their calendars for a live-streamed
conference
featuring Zahi Hawass and Salima Ikram:

archaeologicalpaths.com/


Fallout/guilty plea in one of those stolen-items-show-up-at-auction cases:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Guilty-...er-antiquities/30312


Plenty of hype/excitement over the suggestion that mines in the Timna
Valley in Israel
were actually ‘King Solomon’s Mines’:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130903141356.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/afot-pos090313.php
phys.org/news/2013-09-proof-solomon-israel.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-cop...g-solomon-01352.html
www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=19081
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.545034
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112938620...vered-israel-090413/

but cf. a less sensational spin:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=11795
www.nbcnews.com/science/reality-check-ki...g-kingdom-8C11073742

Suggestion that animal sacrifice was a major force in ancient Jerusalem’s
economy:

www.livescience.com/39307-jerusalem-animal-sacrifice-found.html

Plans to restore a number of ancient mills in Gallilee:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.544780

Ongoing concerns for sites in Syria:

english.al-akhbar.com/content/arms-antiq...ing-bleeds-sites-dry
www.nbcnews.com/science/syrias-civil-war...treasures-8C11073587
www.livescience.com/39381-syria-archaeology-at-risk.html

Feature on the Code of Hammurabi:

www.livescience.com/39393-code-of-hammurabi.html

In light of recent events, it’s perhaps not surprising that assorted news
organizations
have resurrected a story from four years ago about the use of poison gas at
Dura Europos
in Sassanid times:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/t...years-ago-130904.htm
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/05/poison...tml?utm_hp_ref=world
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2414963...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Latest update from the Ur Digitization Project:

www.penn.museum/blog/museum/ur-digitizat...project-august-2013/


A 10th-12th century church from Komana:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=53686

More on the cinnamon trade in Israel some 3000 years b.p.:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.545425

More coverage of the find of an Antony and Cleopatra coin at Bethsaida last
year:

www.omaha.com/article/20130906/NEWS/130909161/1685
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of a major Bronze Age city/production area at Halan Sultan Tekke
(Cyprus):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130902101521.htm
phys.org/news/2013-09-evidence-productio...textiles-copper.html
phys.org/news297417414.html

Declassified spy photos suggest ‘Trajan’s Rampart’ was more of a wall:

phys.org/news/2013-09-declassified-spy-reveal-lost-roman.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...R-Hadrians-Wall.html
www.kilmarnockstandard.co.uk/ayrshire-ne...otos-81430-33800663/
www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk/renfrewshi...otos-87085-33800660/
www.ayrshirepost.net/ayrshire-news/scott...tos-102545-33800647/

A house full of mosaics from Tripolis:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/house-adorned-...=53685&NewsCatID=375

Police found a looting-operation-in-progress near Lanuvio/um:

www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/60266...raiders--foiled.html
roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2013/09/04/ne...saccheggio-65854639/

The Nike of Samothrace is off for restoration:

www.newsdaily.com/travel/c993136dbf34ef1...-off-for-restoration

Haven’t heard about that Rosia Montana mine thing in a while:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=64853#.UixQgX_4K84

More on tunnels under Hadrian’s Villa:

www.nbcnews.com/science/secret-slave-tun...ors-villa-8C11090315
www.livescience.com/39458-underground-tu...d-hadrian-villa.html

More on the Lycurgus Cup:

www.dailyillini.com/news/campus/article_...b2-001a4bcf6878.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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Plenty of excitement this week over revelations that Richard III had worms:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23878424
uk.news.yahoo.com/richard-had-roundworm-...ction-223017005.html
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/04/...infection-scientists
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2013/09/04/rich...?utm_hp_ref=uk&ir=UK
www.livescience.com/39392-king-richard-i...dworm-infection.html
www.dorsetecho.co.uk/uk_national_news/10..._infection_/?ref=rss
bigstory.ap.org/article/hunchback-king-r...d-iii-infected-worms
www.cambridge-news.co.uk/National-News/R...ection-2-7758247.xnf
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
phys.org/news/2013-09-richard-iii-roundworm-infection.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130903193803.htm
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/04/...infection-scientists
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64807
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112938616...ime-of-death-090413/
www.wtoc.com/story/23336141/britains-kin...ikely-had-roundworms
news.sciencemag.org/biology/2013/09/scie...d-iii-begnawed-worms

They’re finishing up the dig at Ham Hill and are finding human remains:

phys.org/news/2013-09-excavations-underway-ham-hill.html
www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/final-excava...underway-at-ham-hill
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-23928612
www.newswales.co.uk/index.cfm?section=Education&F=1&id=26104
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-hillfort-in-britain

...and some of the human remains had been stripped of their flesh,
apparently:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ll-fort-8798680.html
www.northernstar.com.au/news/gruesome-di...ipped-flesh/2011977/

Some “oath rings” from Denmark:

sciencenordic.com/field-teeming-bronze-age-gold-rings


An early Christian burial at Aldeburgh:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-23972064

The dig at the site of the Battle of Flodden has commenced:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-23919568


English Heritage is objecting to development near Oswestry Hill Fort:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/09/05/e...stry-hillfort-fight/

Recreating some Tudor monuments using 3d technology:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130906101344.htm

I don’t quite understand this Jersey coin hoard fundraising item:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-23958580

A Manet exhibition has caused damage to the Doge’s Palace:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=64743#.UixhC3_4K84

Feature on Juan del Campo:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Like-a-...ampo-on-trial-324646

Marking the centennial of the Easter Rising:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-24000517

Vandals destroyed a 15th century statue in Brittany:

www.letelegramme.fr/ig/generales/regions...-09-2013-2224917.php

More on finds from melting snow in Norway:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

They’re moving some of the collection from Rowsley House:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-23995975

Plans to excavate a WWI battlefield:

www.theguardian.com/science/2013/sep/01/...ar-model-battlefield

So … what is it like being a Council Archaeologist?:

www.theguardian.com/local-government-net...ke-being-a-detective

OpEd/Feature on metal detectorists in the UK

www.dw.de/uk-treasure-hunters-make-arche...-rss-en-all-1573-rdf

Latest crowdsourcing project involves documents in Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23914358

On polkas in Luxembourg:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23927021

That mummy-in-the-attic story from Germany still has legs:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64778
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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They’re still looking for Genghis Khan’s tomb, but are finding other things
along the way:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/archa...-919215.html#ref=rss

We’re getting some photos of finds from those Quang Nam shipwrecks:

english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainm...ck-in-quang-nam.html

Gold coins dating to Napoleon III have been found in an Andhra Pradesh
temple:

www.sify.com/news/four-napoleon-iii-era-...nal-njcs4mecdhi.html
www.dnaindia.com/india/1883388/report-fo...red-in-andhra-temple
news.oneindia.in/2013/09/03/rare-coins-u...-temple-1297929.html

An archaeological expert panel has been formed in Tamil Nadu:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nad...d/article5086531.ece

Some 13th century samurai swords are coming to auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64820

Tourist in X’ian can help restore relics (!):

en.ce.cn/National/culture/201309/06/t20130906_1329741.shtml

More on that samurai training text:

www.livescience.com/39280-19th-century-s...text-deciphered.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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There might be plenty more to find in the Whydah, apparently:

www.sunjournal.com/news/0001/11/30/recen...k-cape-cod-p/1420163
www.newspressnow.com/news/science/articl...46-05650b716470.html
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...ae8a5b3a8_story.html

… while a ‘treasure hunting family’ has found a pile of gold off the coast
in Florida:

news.discovery.com/earth/oceans/family-f...t-florida-130904.htm
www.nytimes.com/reuters/2013/09/03/us/03...florida.html?hp&_r=0
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/504344/201309...discover-300-000.htm
news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/09/04/11/...0k-in-shipwreck-gold
www.isciencetimes.com/articles/5997/2013...-300000-treasure.htm

A partial skull found in Diamond Point:

q13fox.com/2013/09/04/skeleton-found-nea...s-old/#axzz2eIlCpqXr
search.sequimgazette.com/news/article.ex...und_in_diamond_point

The New Acadia Project looks interesting:

www.thetowntalk.com/article/20130902/NEW...story?nclick_check=1

A decision over the ownership of the Caledonia:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/...ivate_salvagers.html

Nice account of what was found during a dig near Kiana (Alaska):

www.browndailyherald.com/2013/09/06/alas...arctic-trade-routes/

Feature on the Topper site and (of course) Clovis items:

www.charlestoncitypaper.com/charleston/s.../Content?oid=4092912

Feature on changes to forests in the NE U.S. caused by human activity over
four centuries:

phys.org/news/2013-09-northeastern-forests-human-years.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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An Inca mummy found at a dig in Tacna (Peru):

www.peruthisweek.com/news-inca-mummy-fou...southern-peru-100783

A major dig in Mocollope is about to commence:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-major-archaeol...northern-peru-100842

More on 10,400 years b.p.sites in Bolivia:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-set...s-bolivia-01343.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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A possible new field dating technology of interest:

phys.org/news/2013-09-microplasma-source...aeologists-date.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130906114212.htm
www.newswise.com/articles/view/607376/?sc=rssn
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/aiop-ijm090613.php
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112941826...lasma-device-090713/
www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/journal...etson-222720071.html

TB originated in animals, not humans:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23897670
phys.org/news/2013-09-mycobacterium-tube...s-african-years.html

… but humans did ‘carry’ it out of Africa:

www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/09/04/2189...y-humans-left-africa

The university of London was planning to sell some Shakespeare folios:

www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/sep/03/...ll-shakespeare-plays

… then changed their mind:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/05/...n-shakespeare-folios

A Charlotte Bronte letter fetched a nice price at auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64790

On the role of soot in glacier retreat in the mid-1800s:

phys.org/news/2013-09-soot-mid-1800s-alps-glacier-retreat.html
www.npr.org/2013/09/03/217177149/polluti...lted-alpine-glaciers
www.nature.com/news/how-soot-killed-the-little-ice-age-1.13650
… while the cooling of the Younger Dryas period has been linked to a cosmic
impact
of some sort:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130902162707.htm
uk.news.yahoo.com/meteor-dawn-civilisati...4517054.html#TTTeS4R
www.livescience.com/39362-younger-dryas-meteor-quebec.html

European men are about 11 cm taller now than they were a century ago:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-23896855
www.newsdaily.com/article/5e4936a1a10514...ow-11cm-in-a-century

On sea monsters on medieval maps:

news.yahoo.com/dragons-evolution-sea-mon...-maps-134711710.html

Feature on Xavier de Maistre:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014241278873...nion_MIDDLETopBucket

Feature on the Ransom Center collections and its new director:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/01/us/long-at-he...-exit.html?ref=books
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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_v16n36.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n37.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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Rembrandt: Beyond the Brush:

www.panarmenian.net/eng/news/169713/Pots...nd_the_Brush_exhibit

Miracles and Martyrs:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=64781#.Uixsen_4K84

Peru: Kingdoms of the Sun and Moon:

www.seattleartmuseum.org/exhibit/exhibit...il.asp?eventID=24337

Rodin:

www.irishtimes.com/news/world/europe/anc...-sculpture-1.1516189

A Museum of the Violin will open in Cremona next week:

www.newsdaily.com/travel/3b0dc63c92c368c...y-gets-violin-museum

Feature on three of Rome’s quieter museums:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/travel/3-q...rome.html?ref=travel
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Celebrating Benjamin Britten:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/07/arts/music/be...street.html?ref=arts

There’s renewed interest in ‘grand operas’ from the 19th century:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/05/arts/music/Pa...w-Life.html?ref=arts

Feature on this year’s White Light festival:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/arts/music/so...lousy.html?ref=music

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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

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OBITUARIES
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Rochus Misch:

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/06/...-bunker?sc=17&f=1001

David S Landes:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/08/us/david-s-la...r-is-dead-at-89.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Archaeonews Podcast 237:

www.stonepages.com/podcast/archaeo-news-2013-09-01.mp3

Audio news from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130901.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Frontiers of the European Iron Age (September 20-22):

www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/2013/index.html

PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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Wilfried Zankl, Feral Boy, Walter Muzzy, Wendy van Duivenvoorde,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for
headses upses thisweek (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... a giant double issue ... hopefully it doesn't get caught in
your ISP's filters ...
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Early hominins apparently killed an elephant found in modern-day Kent:

phys.org/news/2013-09-giant-prehistoric-...aughtered-early.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130919085710.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...prowess-early-humans
www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=134648&CultureCode=en
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112952367...ed-elephants-091913/
www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2013/sep/13_171.shtml

Latest study suggests Neanderthals made first bone tools:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uoc--udr092013.php
phys.org/news/2013-09-neandertals-modern...pecialized-bone.html
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4093/20...researchers-find.htm
www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-nean...0813,0,6482422.story
news.yahoo.com/study-suggests-neandertha...anced-190121271.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...e-taught-humans-how/
scienceblog.com/66806/neandertals-not-mo...etail.lasso?id=10713

cf www.pnas.org/content/110/35/14186.full

Pondering Neanderthal speech:

www.slate.com/blogs/quora/2013/09/22/how...nderthal_speech.html

On early humans’ fashion sense:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/09...ashion-week-clothes/

Neanderthal diet was more diverse than previously thought:

www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9553...umans-ate-salmon.htm
phys.org/news/2013-09-salmon-years-caucasus.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130917090125.htm
www.uni-tuebingen.de/en/landingpage/news...lachs-verspeist.html

cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pi...8213003674(abstract)

Lucy has returned ‘home’:

www.theafricareport.com/East-Horn-Africa...rns-to-ethiopia.html
… but cf:

www.google.com/url?q=http://www.newsnet5...yD2xLitUMHSURAsiaEKg
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AFRICA
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Suggestion that paleorivers may have helped migration across the Sahara:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/plos-pas090613.php
phys.org/news298132936.html
www.nature.com/news/ancient-rivers-cut-m...rough-sahara-1.13729

Concerns for monuments in Ghana:

www.ghanabusinessnews.com/2013/09/15/pro...rism-archaeologists/

Ongoing concerns for antiquities in Libya:

allafrica.com/stories/201309130644.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Latest evidence suggests modern humans arrived in the Near East 42 000
years b.p.:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130913093314.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...2-000-years-ago.html
phys.org/news/2013-09-dating-beads-timeline-early-humans.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-ear...near-east-01384.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ine-for-early-humans
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/09/13/Find...118513/?spt=hs&or=sn

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0072931

Mit Rahina is the latest site which has undergone looting:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/81...rom-Mit-Rahina-.aspx

Claims of looted Islamic artifacts showing up in a museum in Doha:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4051/17/In-sear...-lost-artefacts.aspx

… but Egypt’s culture minister says no Islamic items are missing:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/81...Islamic-artefac.aspx

Egypt is demanding the return of some items up for auction in Israel:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/82131.aspx

More items from the Mallawi Museum have been recovered:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/09/18/looted...-in-sting-operation/

… but we’re hearing more about the damage in the museum:

www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/506146/201309...ent-egypt-malawi.htm
www.thesundaytimes.co.uk/sto/news/world_...-standard-2013_09_14

… and damage to a Coptic site in Minya:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/09/15/coptic...ogical-site-wrecked/

Feature on UPenn’s sphinx:

www.upenn.edu/pennnews/current/2013-09-1...eum%E2%80%99s-sphinx

Wondering about who broke the Cyrus Cylinder:

www.payvand.com/news/13/sep/1052.html

The BM is puting a pile of Mesopotamian artifacts online:

www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journ...-archive-mesopotamia

Polish archaeologists are back digging in Iraqi Kurdistan:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...ts-back-in-iraq.html

Another arms-for-antiquities in Syria piece:

english.al-akhbar.com/content/arms-antiq...member_271562619#%21

A much-hyped ‘golden treasure’ from near Temple Mount:

new.huji.ac.il/en/article/18251

www.thetrumpet.com/article/10945.18.0.0/
www.thetrumpet.com/article/10946.30254.0.0/
www.thehindu.com/news/international/7th-...l/article5120099.ece
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909121906.htm
phys.org/news297934784.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/thuo-ag090913.php
www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-09/ancien...em-temple-mount.html
www.timesofisrael.com/gold-treasure-trov...ase-of-temple-mount/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/171717 [English]
www.jpost.com/National-News/Article.aspx?id=325619
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...ed-in-Jerusalem.html
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/i...asure-trove-20198652
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.545965

Latest from the digs going on at Mt Zion:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130917093920.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uonc-mzd091713.php
phys.org/news298629819.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/behold-jerusalem...595?ocid=msnhp&pos=9
jamestabor.com/2013/09/17/2013-mt-zion-d...od-priestly-mansion/
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112950803...-era-mansion-091813/
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/m...jerusalem-130918.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...mchannel=rss&ns_camp
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-rom...ount-zion-01389.html
publicrelations.uncc.edu/news-events/new...stly-mansion-abandon

Recent finds from Magdala:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.545784


Archaeologists in Israel think they may have found Dalmanutha:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-dal...ical-town-01390.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/17/dalman...lilee_n_3940919.html
www.livescience.com/39661-biblical-era-t...-sea-of-galilee.html
www.ibtimes.com/town-dalmanutha-archaeol...-gospel-mark-1407394

Feature on the ‘divine couple’ … especially in Israel:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.547147
uk.news.yahoo.com/finds-in-israel-add-we...5026393.html#HJBdeTV

Adam Zertel’s interpretations of archaeological evidence don’t seem
to be much accepted:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=12089

Palestinian police seized some ‘machines to detect ruins’:
gulfnews.com/news/region/palestinian-ter...tect-ruins-1.1231783

On archaeology in Jerusalem:

www.nbcnews.com/science/why-jerusalem-st...mysteries-4B11197346

Nice feature on Masada:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/ho...of-masada?CMP=twt_fd

On why Samaria was a capital:

www.bibleinterp.com/opeds/2013/09/fra378013.shtml

On reconciling Orthodox beliefs with modern biblical interpretation:

www.tabletmag.com/jewish-life-and-religi...g-biblical-criticism

The Ancient Near East Today newsletter from ASOR is worth a look:

asor.informz.net/ASOR/archives/archive_2635836.html

Feature on Sukkot:

forward.com/articles/183771/

A 700 years b.p. lion relief from Nimrod Fortress National Park:

www.jpost.com/National-News/Article.aspx?id=325531

Concerns for Ottoman sites in Turkey:

chronicle.com/article/Scholars-in-Turkey...rce=at&utm_medium=en

More on animal sacrifice powering Jerusalem’s economy:

www.livescience.com/39307-jerusalem-animal-sacrifice-found.html

More on redating the First Dynasty:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130913091606.htm
phys.org/news/2013-09-radiocarbon-dating...-human-re-dates.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Mycenean palace near Sparta:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/09/11/myce...ered-in-sparta-area/

A head of Aphrodite from Turkey:

www.livescience.com/39828-aphrodite-statue-unearthed.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/head-goddess-aph...ed-turkey-4B11222082

Hellenistic burials from Samsun:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-pieces...=53901&NewsCatID=375

A Roman ‘castle’ and other items from Siirt:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-artifact...=54264&NewsCatID=375

… and some rock cut tombs from another part of Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pagan-era-rock...=54105&NewsCatID=375

Roman tombs from near Alexandria:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/new-archae...ery-found-alexandria

Roman finds from a hospital site in Peterborough:

www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/p...-artefacts-1-5490703

A sacred well from Portsmouth:

www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/local/discover...ology-team-1-5516258

Some ancient Roman chainmail from Harzhorn:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910094946.htm
phys.org/news/2013-09-archaeologists-exc...d-roman-soldier.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112944800...-battlefield-091113/
www.fu-berlin.de/en/presse/informationen/fup/2013/fup_13_232
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...found-at-battle-site

An intact Etruscan tomb from Tarquinia:

www.google.com/url?q=http://news.discove...eton-rome-130920.htm

A praetorium from the Crimea:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...e-in-the-crimea.html

A Roman theatre from Interamna Lirenas:

www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/buried-roman...ding-of-ancient-town

Feature on Eleutherna:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_20/09/2013_518882

Australian archaeologists are heading back to Zagora:

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/nation/aus...frg6nf-1226722735725
www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/09/19/a...rchaeologists-zagora

An early Christian find from Waterlooville:

www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/treasure-from-...oville-man-1-5468703

Interesting followup to a pot ‘find’ back in 2009:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20130916-myste...-missing-masterpiece

Researching the life of Pompeii’s slaves:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918143307.htm
www.udel.edu/udaily/2014/sep/ancient-pompeii-slaves-091813.html
www.newswise.com/articles/a-slave-s-life-in-ancient-pompeii
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...the-slave-in-pompeii

Feature on a krater at the Boston MFA:

www.bostonglobe.com/arts/theater-art/201...FEax8IUNP/story.html

Nice APOD of an analemma over the Temple of Apollo in Corinth:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130922.html

Chersonesos has UNESCO Heritage designation:

www.utexas.edu/news/2013/09/19/unesco-world-heritage-site/

Latest conservation work on Hadrian’s Wall:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art450494

Ancient China’s view of Rome:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...uled-by-minor-kings/

Pondering Roman religion:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/religion/102913...s-for-the-geese.html

That ‘Greeks Discovered America’ nuttiness has returned:

www.theepochtimes.com/n3/293933-reconsid...usands-of-years-ago/

cf:
rogueclassicism.com/2013/09/21/did-the-a...ks-discover-america/

The mafia might still be messing with Pompeii:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...Pompeii_9286538.html

Feature on Spartacus:

www.livescience.com/39730-spartacus.html

Latest CSA newsletter:

csanet.org/newsletter/#fall13

On ‘doping’ in ancient athletics:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-sports...=54387&NewsCatID=371

Paul Cartledge’s favourite history books:

www.historyextra.com/feature/my-favourit...-2013-paul-cartledge

Review of Mary Beard, *Confronting the Classics*:

www.npr.org/2013/09/12/221387410/mary-be...d-style?sc=17&f=1008

Review of Tom Holland’s translation of Herodotus:

www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21...ranslating-herodotus
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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Humans are off the hook again for European mammoth extinction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24034954

Bones from Kents Bank Cavern date to10 000 b.p.:

phys.org/news/2013-09-archeologists-date...-femur-northern.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23987494
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rom-northern-britain

Earliest complete Neolithic human figure from Cyprus:

www.mcw.gov.cy/mcw/DA/DA.nsf/All/B45B4EC...0470F78?OpenDocument
cyprus-mail.com/2013/09/20/archaeologist...-figurine-in-cyprus/

Turns out the Flag Fen boats are earlier than previously thought:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-23974518

Plenty of Stonehenge news this week … first, they found an ancient road/path
leading to it:

www.livescience.com/39539-stonehenge-anc...cessional-found.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24077080
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...tonehenge-130911.htm

… which confirm it was built on a ‘Solstice Axis”:

phys.org/news/2013-09-stonehenge-built-align-summer-winter.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...old-rock-circle.html
www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/08/...ce-age-solstice-axis
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ce-axis-dig-confirms

… and the Druids lost the fight to prevent display of bones at Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24055516

Meanwhile, a 4000 years b.p. stone circle turned up in Wilton:

www.whitehavennews.co.uk/news/stone-me-i...one-circle-1.1083957

Another passage tomb find from Newgrange:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...overy-near-newgrange

Remains of an Iron Age horse emerges from a Norwegian glacier:

www.thelocal.no/20130917/iron-age-horse-...norway-glacier-melts
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...norway-glacier-melts

Not sure if we mentioned this Iron Age village find from Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-23896997

A warrior grave from Colchester:

www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/10677948._/

Pictish remains from Rhynie:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-24018459
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...at-royal-rhynie-site

Vikings may have been buried with sacrificed slaves:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/...ves-masters/2836903/
www.webpronews.com/vikings-beheaded-thei...efore-burial-2013-09
bonesdontlie.wordpress.com/2013/09/17/sl...fts-for-the-vikings/

Some Viking silver from an Irish field:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...are-Viking-ring.html

Vikings made use of Irish weights:

sciencenordic.com/irish-weights-were-key...ing-age-trading-tool

Latest finds from Mold:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-24179680

We’re getting details about Richard III’s impending reburial:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...arge-white-rose.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-24159531

… while the Plantagenet Alliance still thinks he should be buried in York:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-23929989

… and folks seek to restore his reputation:

www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-242...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Meanwhile, a medieval church has been found in King’s Square:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10675705._/
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art450900

Medieval burials from Burdag:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...vered-in-burdag.html

Remains of an Ottoman town in Hungary:

www.newsdaily.com/science/954d42075ca12f...own-found-in-hungary

17th century burials from Londonderry:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-foyle-west-24110402
www.derryjournal.com/what-s-on/arts-cult...red-in-dig-1-5497775
www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local...nt-goes-on-1-5497650
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...-derry-29584114.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rs-ancient-skeletons

Some stolen icons were returned to Cyprus:

cyprus-mail.com/2013/09/19/netherlands-r...ars-after-discovery/

Feature on plans for Flodden and Bannockburn:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...sh-battlefields.html

… and a feature on Flodden:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-23782082

Feature on Ditchling and its craftsmen:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/16/arts/design/a...d.html?ref=arts&_r=0

Very interesting slideshow about some jewellery encrusted skeletons:

uk.news.yahoo.com/lightbox/catacombs-sai...o-1379326227108.html

Bulgaria takes on the tomb raiders:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...rigin=internalSearch

… while a museum theft ring was broken up in the UK:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/se...rested-museum-thefts

A Google Earth project for the ancient UK:

www.theguardian.com/technology/2013/sep/...or-the-ancient-world

Concerns for some Shetland sites:

www.stornowaygazette.co.uk/news/local-he...ical-sites-1-3098570

Funding for weavers’ cottages in Kidderminster:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-24033435

Saxon remains from Polesworth Abbey were reburied:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-23975863

An interior 3d map of the Leaning Tower of Pisa will help to maintain it:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-23856662
phys.org/news/2013-09-first-ever-interior-d-tower-pisa.html
www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/a...ihsrf2-1226721630196
www.csiro.au/Portals/Media/3D-mapping-is...ssie-scientists.aspx
More on digitally reconstructing some Tudor tombs:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
phys.org/news297929800.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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The tomb of the most influential woman in the Tang Dynasty was found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24059286
in.news.yahoo.com/ancient-tomb-chinas-fi...ntury-081612363.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/12/shangg...-tomb_n_3910782.html
www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/11/tomb-fo...nese-female-plotter/
www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_detail.asp?id=40790
www.newkerala.com/news/story/67237/china...-prime-minister.html
in.news.yahoo.com/ancient-chinese-female...vered-122730715.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/ancient-chinese-...-minister-8C11152226

A neolithic necropolis and other items from Guangfulin:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=4452

I think we mentioned the search for Genghis Khan’s tomb continues:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/archa...s-khan-a-919215.html

Interesting feature on the Buddhist cosmos:

www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/smit...Buddhist-Cosmos.html

Seeking restoration of a pair of Bagan-era pagodas:

www.mmtimes.com/index.php/national-news/...gan-era-pagodas.html

… and a general feature on Bagan:

www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/fe/newsfeatures.php?id=979082

The Humayan Tomb has been restored:

www.dnaindia.com/india/1890106/report-hu...th-mughal-techniques
newindianexpress.com/editorials/Restorat...0/article1792969.ece
www.asianage.com/delhi/humayun-tomb-open...-6-yr-renovation-622

Plans to study the Kurugala human remains:

www.dailymirror.lk/news/35802-foreign-te...c-human-remains.html

I think we mentioned these 60 burials along the Silk Road:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=4441
www.shanghaidaily.com/Feature/art-and-cu...d-West/shdaily.shtml

Latest feature on the first Australians:

www.smh.com.au/technology/sci-tech/track...-20130912-2tmws.html

Implications of the theft from Jakarta’s National Museum:

www.thejakartapost.com/news/2013/09/14/a...-system-museums.html

Some looted artifacts were returned to Afghanistan:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/fe...tan-ambassador/?_r=0

Surveying a megalithic site:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pr...e/article5128168.ece

Plans to study Ptolemy’s cited ports in India:

www.business-standard.com/article/pti-st...-113091300281_1.html
www.deccanchronicle.com/130914/news-curr...my%E2%80%99s-account

Possible Sinhali Pakrit inscription from Delft:

www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=79&artid=36646

Earthquakes damaged some sites in Yunnan:

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=4434
www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-09/03/content_16941263.htm
news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-09/03/c_132687751.htm
www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2013...content_29911096.htm

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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Clovis spearpoints were likely all-purpose tools:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...l-purpose-tools.html
apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/clo...an-boy-scout-knives/

A possible 3000 -7000 b.p. site on the shore of James Bay:

www.thestar.com/news/canada/2013/08/26/a...re_of_james_bay.html

An ancient forest is emerging from a melting glacier in Alaska:

news.yahoo.com/ancient-forest-thaws-melt...-tomb-163722478.html
www.livescience.com/39819-ancient-forest-thaws.html

Plenty of finds from the shore of the Puce River:

blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/09/11/lakesho...from-4000-years-ago/

Implications of a mass grave in a cave in Utah:

westerndigs.org/skeletons-in-utah-cave-a...oric-war-study-says/

A dugout canoe found by a seven-year-old diving in a lake in Ocala National
Forest:

www.foxnews.com/us/2013/09/21/florida-bo...-while-scuba-diving/
www.gainesville.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2013130929966
mynews13.com/content/news/cfnews13/news/..._native_ame/?cid=rss
www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/state-re...anoe-while-sc/nZ3hy/

Suggestion that a fire was the beginning of the end for Cahokia:

westerndigs.org/epic-fire-marked-beginni...ia-new-digs-suggest/

Native remains found during construction at Diamond Point:

search.sequimgazette.com/news/article.ex...ls_about_found_skull

An 1890 shipwreck from Lake Ontario:

www.timescolonist.com/news/world/u-s-exp...ake-ontario-1.630524
www.therepublic.com/view/story/1235d8365...ke-Ontario-Shipwreck
online.wsj.com/article/AP1235d8365c3c498...l?mod=googlenews_wsj
www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/...rio_near_oswego.html

The New Acadia Project looks interesting:

www.thetowntalk.com/article/20130902/NEW...n-s-history?gcheck=1

How slavery shaped some of the US’s elite colleges:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/09/17/...e-colleges?sc=17&f=2

The mystery over the authorship of a novel by a slave may have been solved:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/books/profess...slaves-novel.html?hp

OpEd on baseball and the Civil War:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/13...llfield/?ref=opinion

OpEd on war crimes trial after the Civil War:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/13...e-south/?ref=opinion

A history of New York’s mayors:

www.nytimes.com/interactive/2013/08/24/o...ine.html?ref=opinion

What Allegra di Bonaventura is up to:

www.yale.edu/graduateschool/publications...aign=gsasnews-201309

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Jaguar-man monolith from northern Peru:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...northern-peru-100850

Not sure about these petroglyphs from northern Peru:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-ancient-petrog...northern-peru-100887

Some Inca stone walls from Nazca:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...in-nasca-peru-100924

3000 years b.p. dwelling remains from Ecuador:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013...me-found-in-ecuador/
www.parisnews.net/index.php/sid/216967208/scat/fab36d240e1883d4
www.panoramadiario.com/cultura/articulo/...a-amazonia/(Spanish)

Evidence from Uxual that the Maya decapitated and dismembered their enemies:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130910094940.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uob-mdt091013.php
phys.org/news298031799.html
esciencenews.com/articles/2013/09/10/may...mbered.their.enemies
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

A 16th century shipwreck off Punta Cana:

www.dominicantoday.com/dr/tourism/2013/9...wreck-off-Punta-Cana

Assorted finds during digs prior to subway construction in Rio:

phys.org/news/2013-09-archeologists-brazil-imperial.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/19/ri...ubway-archaeologists
www.breakingnews.ie/world/royal-toothbru...d-in-rio-607454.html

What Martti Parssinen is finding in Brazil:

yle.fi/uutiset/finnish_archaeologist_dig...on_in_brazil/6837612

Some looted sculptures were returned to Mexico:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&in...w=64878#.Uj7xJH-O6dl
www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...sity-of-miami/26929/
www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/246-gestion-in...repatriadas(Spanish)

Analysis of pre-Columbian skulls from Mexico:

phys.org/news/2013-09-face-to-face-skull...umbian-cultures.html
www.livescience.com/39543-ancient-skulls...genous-mexicans.html

Remember that developer who destroyed a pre-Inca pyramid? Seems he’s not
been punished yet:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...amid-goes-unpunished

Latest DNA study is of the Uros people of Peru and Bolivia:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130912112845.htm
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09...-genetic-ancestries/
press.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09/11/...-genetic-ancestries/
www.sciencecodex.com/uros_people_of_peru...ic_ancestries-119237
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/ngs-upo091213.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...e-genetic-ancestries

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0073006

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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I think we mentioned this sourcing obsidian technique before, but maybe not:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130909121951.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uos-n1s090913.php
phys.org/news297944604.html
www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/10-second-so...l-artefacts-1.307461
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112943717...ew-technique-091013/

Feature on Friday the 13th:

phys.org/news/2013-09-friday-13th-bad-luck-beliefs-good.html

A ‘fake’ turns out to be a genuine Van Gogh:

www.newsdaily.com/entertainment/a971c3ef...is-actually-a-van-go
news.discovery.com/history/art-history/l...amsterdam-130909.htm
news.yahoo.com/van-gogh-museum-van-gogh-...ified-090404253.html

Nice price for a Renoir:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65118

… while a copy of Napoleon’s will is coming to auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65123

Sam Fallon’s dissertation looks interesting:

www.yale.edu/graduateschool/publications...aign=gsasnews-201309


Feature on preserving historical documents:

www.livescience.com/39494-incredible-tec...rical-documents.html

Some folks at Cornell are studying medieval cosmology:

www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2013/09/sch...mology-collaboration

On the roots of some aspects of punctuation:

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/books/201...rsand-explained.html

On Bes and depictions of the devil:

www.bbc.com/culture/story/20130619-how-the-devil-got-his-looks

The original Don Quixote is on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24119406

A rather ironic end to a debate about Kant:

www.timesunion.com/news/article/Russian-...ilosophy-4817711.php

Some IgNobel coverage:

www.theguardian.com/education/2008/jul/0...arch.highereducation

Feature on some early photographers:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/13/arts/design/w...sale.html?ref=design

Feature on IndoEuropean languages:

www.mysanantonio.com/news/article/The-Or...anguages-3811450.php

A project to look at human-chicken interaction (!?):

phys.org/news/2013-09-uncover-history-chickens.html

Review of Scott Anderson,*Lawrence in Arabia*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/09/books/scott-a...evisits-legends.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Walking the Roman Forum:

www.fodors.com/community/europe/rome-par...rum-walking-tour.cfm
www.fodors.com/community/europe/rome-par...king-tour-part-2.cfm

Malaga:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/travel/exp...ians-to-picasso.html
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CRIME BEAT
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A New York art dealer has admitted to selling fakes:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/arts/design/a...ling-fake-works.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24124107

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 trio of e-Sylums (e-Syla?):

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n37.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n38.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n39.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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Secret Egypt:

www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/mummy-makes-th...portsmouth-1-5514550

Mystery of the Mummies:

hudsonvalley.ynn.com/content/news/697009...-of-history-and-art/

Constantine:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10685976.Consta...urn_to_York/?ref=rss
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10685996....was_crowned/?ref=rss

The Romans are Coming:

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/main-topics...-uncovered-1-6054968

DSS:

thebrandeishoot.com/articles/13433

DSS II:

www.mysanantonio.com/life/article/Long-l...-Scrolls-3990859.php

Roads of Arabia:

www.arabnews.com/news/464220

Charlemagne:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65089

Portrait miniatures:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/arts/design/p...ttic.html?ref=design

Medieval Treasures from Hildesheim:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/arts/design/h...play.html?ref=design

Spanish Colonial Art:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/arts/design/b...-art.html?ref=design
A fake ticket scandal at the Louvre:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24059414

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Much Ado About Nothing:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24161300

Midsummer Nights Dream:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24142297

Tudor Trilogy:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/arts/music/3-...ending.html?ref=arts

Assorted things in London:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/09/18/theater/o...m-kings-on-down.html

You Can Never Tell:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/theater/r...heater.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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Marti de Riquer:

elpais.com/elpais/2013/09/19/inenglish/1379593651_165148.html

Sheldon Hackney:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/arts/sheldon-...nities-dies.html?hpw

Kenneth Wallis:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/10/world/europe/...ines-dies-at-97.html

Marchel Reich-Ranicki:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/19/world/europe/...etto-dies-at-93.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130908.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130915.mp3

Archaeonews Podcast 237:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/09/2013/74049

Video News from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...ws-from-tac-sep-2013

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Frontiers of the European Iron Age (September 20-22):

www.arch.cam.ac.uk/iron_age/2013/index.html

PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On bipedalism and holes in your head:

phenomena.nationalgeographic.com/2013/09...-hole-in-your-skull/

Lucy has been given a makeover:

news.sciencemag.org/paleontology/2013/09...ot-lucys-svelte-look

… and was the subject of a conference:

www.ideastream.org/news/feature/ire-of-l...dying-historys-famed

More on Neanderthals being the first to make bone tools:

www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_24200346/u...hals-not-humans-made
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112954145...ed-bone-tool-092113/
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AFRICA
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UNESCO is concerned for Libya’s antiquities:

www.libyaherald.com/2013/09/25/unesco-tr...ities/#axzz2gHTjwn4H
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A study of an Egyptian dog mummy has revealed some blood sucking parasites:

www.livescience.com/39857-egyptian-dog-m...-with-parasites.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...parasites-130924.htm
www.nbcnews.com/science/egyptian-dog-mum...parasites-4B11241830
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/24/egypt...odsucking-parasites/

Some guy trying to sell purloined antiquities from Malawi was apprehended
in Giza:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/82...dhanded-in-Giza.aspx
www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ransack...e-looted-works/30455

On the numbers of artifacts stolen in Egypt since 2011:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/2000-artif...ution-minister-warns
news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-09/23/c_125426359.htm

… related call for concern:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/09/24/a-call...uments-and-heritage/

Meanwhile, the sale of some Egyptian antiquities was halted in Jerusalem:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/82...halted-in-Jerus.aspx
www.rttnews.com/2194176/israel-stops-auc...utm_campaign=sitemap

… and in London:

allafrica.com/stories/201309271856.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/82...listed-on-eBay-.aspx

On the role of the army in Egyptian politics in antiquity:

www.historytoday.com/tom-holland/egyptian-harbingers

Dahshur’s necropolis is threatened by modern burials (this seems to be a
repeat):

www.weather.com/travel/dahshur-necropoli...gal-burials-20130925

5000 years b.p. leopard traps in the Negev:

www.livescience.com/39900-ancient-leopar...scovered-israel.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/5-000-year-old-l...li-desert-8C11266756
news.yahoo.com/5-000-old-leopard-trap-di...srael-113152556.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2434797...-farming-region.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/tag/carnivore
www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-dis...opard-trap-in-negev/

cf antiquity.ac.uk/ant/087/ant0870714.htm

Not sure I follow the logic of this piece on Christians and Jews at Magdala:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...hipped-TOGETHER.html

Ongoing concerns for sites in Turkey in the face of development:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/building-frenz...=54906&NewsCatID=375

… and in Beirut too:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-24222755

… and Tripoli:

www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Lebanon-News/2...t.ashx#axzz2gHU9fnQd

The annual Masada piece:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/sep/22/is...da-myth-doubts/print

Feature on Nahman Avigad:

www.haaretz.com/news/features/this-day-i...ry/.premium-1.548955

A genetic link between Mesopotamia and India:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...nent-and-mesopotamia

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0073682
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pi...2X13001030(abstract)

OpEd urging people not to buy Syrian antiquities:

www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe...0929,0,4594308.story

More coverage of the Mt Zion bathtub:

scienceblog.com/66894/bathtub-from-jesus...xcavated-at-mt-zion/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Very interesting burial (including upright horses and a carriage) from
Svestari:

www.novinite.com/articles/154033/2500-Ye...Were+Buried+Upright*
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=154033
www.novinite.com/articles/153958/Unique+...In+Northern+Bulgaria
www.standartnews.com/english/read/archeo..._two_horses-775.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

An anachronistic find from Sussita:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.548706
www.archaeology.org/news/1322-130924-isr...tiochia-hippos-sewer

Latest find at Maryport is the remains of what appears to be a Roman shop:

www.cumbriacrack.com/2013/09/27/maryport...-buildings-and-road/
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art452532

Latest from Idalion:

www.moi.gov.cy/MOI/pio/pio.nsf/All/9695F...0D20C2257BEF003B4BC4

… and from Erimi-Laonin tou Porakou:

famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-archeologic...veries-p20691-69.htm
www.hri.org/news/cyprus/cna/2013/13-09-23_2.cna.html#01

Evidence of Neolithic (!) wine-making at Dikili-Tash:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/09/21/4200...ered-in-dikili-tash/

They’re looking for the source of the wood used to make triremes:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/09/18/scie...r-ancient-triremes/#

The Cleveland Apollo (and associated exhibition) are potentially causing a
ruckus again:

www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2013/09...useum_of_art_wa.html
www.newsnet5.com/dpp/entertainment/aroun...-Rome-exhibit-Sunday

Can’t remember if we mentioned this item on slaves’ lives in Pompeii:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130918143307.htm

Somewhat political piece on restoring bits of Hadrian’s Wall:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2430024...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Restoration of a statue at the Red Basilica:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/goddess-statue...=55259&NewsCatID=375

Suggestion that the Roman villa at Stroud may actually have been a temple:

www.petersfieldpost.co.uk/news/roman-rui...n-a-temple-1-5535171

Feature on Herodotus:

www.historytoday.com/paul-cartledge/hero...s-historian-all-time

Feature on Alexander the Great:

www.livescience.com/39997-alexander-the-great.html

Feature on Eleutherna:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_20/09/2013_518882

What Sigrid Vierck is up to:

bwog.com/2013/09/27/lecturehop-odysseus-...-the-world-of-homer/

What Carla Antonaccio is up to:

sites.duke.edu/dukereads/2013/09/23/riddle-antonaccio/

What Andrew Johnston is up to:

news.yale.edu/2013/09/26/conversation-an...igging-roman-history

Honours for Alice Oswald’s *Memorial*:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookne...ze-for-Memorial.html
www.miamiherald.com/2013/09/24/3647930/p...e-on-homer-wins.html

The Mausoleum of Augustus awaits restoration funding:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002600/mausol...s-for-financing.html

… and they’re still arguing about cats at Largo Argentina (maybe):

www.thestar.com.my/Travel/Europe/2013/09...istorical-ruins.aspx

The US returned a rhyton to Iran:

www.nbcnews.com/science/archaeo-diplomac...back-iran-8C11281668

Concerns for Nemea in the wake of layoffs:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_28/09/2013_520705
www.bigstory.ap.org/article/ancient-gree...ned-amid-celebration
www.washingtonpost.com/sports/as-greece-...f46539716_story.html

Ten things ancient medical types didn’t quite get right:

listverse.com/2013/09/24/10-incorrect-an...ries-about-the-body/

Review of Mary Beard,*Confronting the Classics*:

www.theatlanticwire.com/entertainment/20...ly-praise-him/69752/

More on that Etruscan burial from Tarquinia:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...or-princes-tomb.html

More coverage of the finds at Antiochia ad Cragum:

www.universityherald.com/articles/4659/2...aphrodite-turkey.htm
eu.greekreporter.com/2013/09/24/aphrodit...iscovered-in-turkey/
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/h...3.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
phys.org/news/2013-09-team-uncovers-arch...asures-southern.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130923123820.htm

More on the theatre from Interamna Lirenas:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-rom...a-lirenas-01408.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...tanding-ancient-town
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 human activity in the French Alps dating back to Mesolithic
times:

www.york.ac.uk/news-and-events/news/2013...ch/alps-archaeology/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130925112400.htm
phys.org/news/2013-09-alpine-archaeology-reveals-high-life.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/uoy-aar092513.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ent-from-early-times

A 7000 years b.p. defensive wall revealed by drought in Bulgaria:

sofiaglobe.com/2013/09/09/archaeology-70...r-bulgarias-shoumen/

… and an overviewish thing on the 2013 season in Bulgaria:

sofiaglobe.com/2013/09/25/archaeology-bu...on-draws-to-a-close/

A Neolithic quern stone from Scotland:

www.thecourier.co.uk/news/local/perth-ki...ent-history-1.134366

Poking around the Stone Circles of the Hurlers has revealed a path:

www.theguardian.com/environment/2013/sep...l-bronze-age-hurlers
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-24228338
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ircles-Cornwall.html

Bronze Age ‘boat building’ paths from Monmouth:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24271564

Early Bronze Age items from Londonderry:

www.londonderrysentinel.co.uk/news/local...nderry-dig-1-5526333

Bits of an Anglo Saxon Cross from Weardale:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/sou...n_cross_in_Weardale/

… and an Anglo Saxon oven from Norfolk:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-24211947

Early Middle Ages finds from a cemetery in Burdag:

naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397108,...vered-in-burdag.html

A child burial possibly dates back to the Siege of Derry:

www.irishcentral.com/news/Child-skeleton...Derry-224580891.html

Efforts to keep some Iron Age gold torcs/bracelets in Yorkshire:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10696721.Fight_...n_Yorkshire/?ref=rss
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art452501

Latest in the Richard III burial saga (these are different things):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-24230823
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-24201228
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Jane Austen’s ring is staying in the UK:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/23/au...tay-in-britain/?_r=0
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65187
www.foxnews.com/world/2013/09/23/museum-...from-kelly-clarkson/

The bog body known as Cashel Man is once again in the news:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24053119

They’re already hyping a Viking exhibition coming to the BM next year:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10705251.Britis...rom_North_Yorkshire/
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65244#.Ukggi3-O6dk
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24283661
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/museums/1033...lat-packed-boat.html
www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Vikings-s...-in-2014-4845176.php
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...at-pack-8842222.html
www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/sep/26/...seum-fresh-appraisal
www.newsdaily.com/entertainment/43f88819...itish-museum-in-2014

Some Herefordshire maps are returning to Hampton Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-24287703

An Anglo Saxon warrior and his horse are coming to Mildenhall Museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-24307475

Renewed efforts to find the shrine of Suleiman the Magnificent:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historians-red...=54889&NewsCatID=375

More on Ottoman finds from Hungary:

www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/ultimas_noticias/201...tomana_hungria.shtml
www.newsdaily.com/science/954d42075ca12f...own-found-in-hungary
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/r...und-hungary-20319753
www.timesonline.com/news/world/europe/re...af-0bccc40fe0c3.html

More on 3d maps of the Leaning Tower:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/ca-3mi092513.php
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Some megalithic burials from Mysore:

newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/Ni...4/article1800533.ece

A ritual burial with possible cannibalism from the Philippines:

ph.news.yahoo.com/ancient-human-remains-...sible-125237131.html
www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/328593/sci...possible-cannibalism

How Aboriginals in Australia dealt with climate change:

phys.org/news299147418.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/jcu-ccn092113.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...matic-climate-change

Concerns for Buddhist sites in India:

timesofindia.feedsportal.com/c/33039/f/5...40A0Bcms/story01.htm

Searching for ports of India mentioned by Ptolemy:

www.indianexpress.com/news/the-hunt-for-...ts-of-india/1175754/

Latest on efforts to revive Nalanda University:

test.universityworldnews.com/article.php...ry=20130917160348426
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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Searching the Old Socorro Mission site for remains of a Native American
village:

www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_24176810/ori...-cemetery?source=rss
www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_24176810/el-paso-times?source=rss
www.mysanantonio.com/news/texas/article/...-village-4849154.php

Interesting finds from Keyhole (Wyoming):

www.chron.com/news/nation-world/news/sci...847309.php?cmpid=usw

Power line ‘construction’ potentially threatens Native American sites in
Washington State:

www.npr.org/2013/09/25/225462766/propose...ive-american-history

Arguing about a photo of Lincoln at Gettysburg:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...nd-Up-224911272.html
www.floridatoday.com/usatoday/article/2854811

Searching for the cause of Cahokia’s fire:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2435659...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Photos of petroglyphs in Texas:

gizmodo.com/36-gigapixel-image-captures-...tm_medium=socialflow

A presidential library for George Washington (finally):

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/27/...library?sc=17&f=1001
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65280

A Thomas Cole painting has to be returned:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/09/...return_valuable.html


A big sentence (in Canadian terms) for an artifact thief in Nova Scotia:

globalnews.ca/news/863520/tillman-senten...for-artifact-thefts/


Very interesting letter from 17th century Schenectady coming to auction:

www.timesunion.com/local/article/Rare-le...uctioned-4837497.php

Proposals for the Vanderbilt family cottage is causing a ruckus:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/24/arts/design/s...ge-for-the-rich.html

More on new finds from the Whydah:

www.cbsnews.com/8301-201_162-57604614/ar...from-1717-shipwreck/
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/yellow-brick...irate-booty-20365404
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432319...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Latest finds from Pampa Grande (Peru):

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...peru-chiclayo-100957

A Chimu tomb from Lambayeque:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...in-lambayeque-100973

… and they’re studying the DNA of human remains from Lambayeque too:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...mbayeque-peru-101012

Rats were apparently a primary source of protein for the Rapa Nui folk:

www.livescience.com/39926-easter-islanders-ate-rats.html
news.yahoo.com/rats-diet-easter-islander...ealed-112949989.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/09/26/rats-...-islanders-revealed/
www.nbcnews.com/id/53111378/ns/technolog...-islanders-revealed/
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/d...-revealed-130926.htm

cf:
www.academia.edu/1898872/Health_and_diet..._and_stable_isotopes

… and there are concerns for the Moai:

www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2013/s3855458.htm
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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Remember that mummy from a German attic? Turns out most of it is fake:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/die...-skull-a-924395.html

They’ve established a 900 year tree ring sequence for the eastern
Mediterranean:

phys.org/news/2013-09-temperature-recons...terranean-based.html

A previously-unknown Titian has been identified:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24301762
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/se...t-austrian-professor

A 1200 years b.p. Jewish prayer book:

forward.com/articles/184640/-year-old-je...er-book-is-unveiled/

A medieval pop up book:

erikkwakkel.tumblr.com/post/62088335830/...-book-was-printed-in

Applying virtual reality to sites and artifacts:

www.slate.com/articles/technology/future...mpeii_atalh_y_k.html
gizmodo.com/exploring-the-prehistoric-wo...tual-real-1389287991

Latest suggestion about the identity of Jack the Ripper:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2432987...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Genetic studies are pushing back the ‘Neolithic population explosion’ into
the Paleolithic:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-09/mbae-gsp092313.php
phys.org/news/2013-09-genetic-timeline-s...uman-population.html

The Morgan Museum is putting its drawing collection online:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/20/mo...gs-available-online/

Plans to restore and show a recently-found Mary Pickford movie:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24239579

Lost slumgullions:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/21...gullions-of-english/

Latest protoindoeuropean reconstruction seems kind of ‘late’:

in.news.yahoo.com/language-ancestors-spo...ealed-062533758.html

This year’s MacArthur geniuses:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/25/arts/macarthu...d-winners-named.html

Mathematics can apparently explain the rise of civilizations:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/09...hematical-equations/

… but so does war (not sure if this is the same study):

arstechnica.com/science/2013/09/computer...se-of-civilizations/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/09/130923155538.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-01/nifm-mme011911.php
esciencenews.com/articles/2013/09/23/mat...nt.complex.societies
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ge-complex-societies
www.utk.edu/tntoday/2013/09/24/la-times-...how-society-evolved/

Dickens and health care, sort of:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-24129907

Feature on Benjamin Leigh Smith:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24281727

Feature on the ‘Columbian exchange’:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/a-923220.html#ref=rss

Review of Simon Schama,*The Story of the Jews*:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/103303...n-Schama-review.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Tipaza:

www.ventures-africa.com/2013/09/discover...ncient-ruins-tipaza/

15 ancient ruins:

www.cnn.com/2013/09/13/travel/15-ancient...dex.html?hpt=hp_bn10

Free things to do in Rome:

www.newsdaily.com/travel/febd96d1bfa5f77...o-do-and-see-in-rome
www.philly.com/philly/living/travel/2013...2c93d57d68ad3f7.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_v16n39.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n40.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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Nude Man in Art:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65192

Romantic Period:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65189#.Ukg1-n-O6dk

Romans are Coming:

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

An American in Venice:

www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article...t-Arkell-4829392.php

Treasures from Church and Cloister:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65160#.Ukg2bX-O6dk

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/se...history-of-china-art

Tiepolo, Guardi, and their World:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/arts/design/t...d-at-the-morgan.html

Avant-gardes of Fin de Siecle Paris:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65261

Balthus:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65250#.Ukg3g3-O6dk
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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About.com Archaeology:

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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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Not sure where to put this one … studying the ‘paleoeffects’ (?) of human
development:

phys.org/news/2013-10-scientist-evolutio...y-stage-threats.html
news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/09/n...-with-a-nasty-twist/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A statue of Ramses II from Tel-Basta:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/83...ound-in-Sharkiy.aspx

Feature on that replica of Tut’s tomb:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/oct/03/re...khamun-tomb-tourists

Feature on some recently-restored items in the Egyptian Museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24365916
www.enca.com/africa/egyptian-antiquities-restored-good-new
www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method...entid=20131002182345
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/82...vived--uprising.aspx

I think this story of Egypt retrieving items from London is a followup to something last week:

allafrica.com/stories/201310031488.html

… and a vague item on stopping sales on eBay:

www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=70485

What Gaby Barkay is up to:

www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/04/435...al.html#.UlFAFVOO6dk

Pondering archaeological interpretation in Israel:

themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=38598

… in a semi-similar vein:

www.nbcnews.com/science/why-jerusalem-st...mysteries-4B11197346

Feature on the Heliodorus inscription:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.548135

Interesting feature on a Bronze Age brain that was preserved in Turkey (found a few years ago):

www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029373....rs.html#.UlFNilOO6dk
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=3711#.UlFM4VOO6dk

An ancient city known as Idu emerges from a Kurdistan mound:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...d-in-iraq-131001.htm

An Ottoman-era cistern from Istanbul:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/Default.aspx?pageID=238&nid=55541
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Big news this week seems to be the discovery of a number of skulls during construction of London’s Crossrail project … with ineveitable, it seems, connections to Boudicca by some media outlets:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24351460
www.cnn.com/2013/10/02/world/europe/uk-c...eref=rss_mostpopular
www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/02/...rail-london-boudicca
news.sky.com/story/1149241
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-century-rebels.html
frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320103-archaeo...-roman-skulls-london
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...lls-london-boudicca/
www.ibtimes.com/roman-skulls-found-under...story-photos-1413860

Assorted Roman finds from the Papcastle dig:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/roman-...e-dig-site-1.1089037

Suggestion that the Bosham head might be Trajan:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Interesting theory about dating the foundation of Aosta:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/e...lian-city-131003.htm

Ash from Thera apparently made its way to Iasos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-city-o...=55343&NewsCatID=375

Difficult to tell if they’re still working at Hierapolis’ theatre or not:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/restoration-wo...=55693&NewsCatID=375

Interesting feature on Greco-Roman mapmaking:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/science/legac...tml?ref=science&_r=0

Interview with Tom Holland about his Herodotus translation:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/author...haggy-dog-story.html

… and reviews:

www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/04/he...5792032290511011844#
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More on evidence of winemaking from Dikili Tash:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/02/6000-y...reece_n_4027039.html

More on concerns for Nemea:

articles.washingtonpost.com/2013-09-29/s...t-stadium-site-sochi
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2013/Oc...d.ashx#axzz2gwMvRimi
ca.news.yahoo.com/greece-showcases-olymp...-141103144--oly.html
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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More finds from melting snow in Norway:

www.livescience.com/40058-snow-reveals-neolithic-bow-arrow.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.nbcnews.com/science/melting-snow-rev...ws-norway-8C11313602
ca.news.yahoo.com/melting-snow-reveals-a...orway-191154113.html

Plenty of coverage of ‘murder mystery’ finds from what is being dubbed ‘Sweden’s Pompeii”:

www.nbcnews.com/science/archaeologists-u...658?ocid=msnhp&pos=4
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2445652...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ss-massacre-revealed

Suggestions that Vikings were “more social than savage”:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131001091338.htm
www.wired.co.uk/news/archive/2013-10/02/...ng-histories-physics

Feature on Cambridge University’s ne’er-do-wells:

phys.org/news/2013-10-cambridge-criminal...uries-old-court.html


Feature on the Cheapside Hoard:

www.telegraph.co.uk/luxury/jewellery/898...cheapside-hoard.html

Plans to restore a church associated with the Paisley Witches:

www.paisleydailyexpress.co.uk/renfrewshi...ored-87085-33913599/

A long-lost York church has been found:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10715964.Long_l..._discovered/?ref=rss

A feature on what LiDAR is revealing in New Forest National Park:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-24368290

… and in Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-24358106

What Robin Fleming is up to:

www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/10/06/mac...HR6ZoV6VM/story.html

They’re still arguing about those holes in the Doge’s Palace in Venice:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Holey-war-in-Venice/30643

… and satellite mapping which bits are sinking:

www.wired.com/wiredscience/2013/10/satel...-map-sinking-venice/

Feature on 19th century Paris:

www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow/2013/09/30...ris-even-the-urinals

Plans to rebuild the Crystal Palace:

www.newsdaily.com/article/83bf609bf0a228...r-uks-crystal-palace

Stonehenge’s visitor centre will open in December:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24329692

More on farming and population booms in Europe:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13...olithic-archaeology/

More on that Ottoman town find in Hungary:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...-whole-town-instead/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Scientists think they’ve figured out which volcano erupted so catastropically in the mid-13th century … it’s in Indonesia:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24332239
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...solved/#.UlFU7lOO6dk
news.sciencemag.org/earth/2013/10/source...-eruption-identified
www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/09/30/...a-d-mystery-eruption

Christie’s has its first auction in mainland China:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/09/26/ch...-auction/?ref=design

Soldiers are being told not to buy Afghan loot:

www.heraldsun.com.au/news/breaking-news/...i0xqll-1226729636750

Recreating Puducherry’s long history:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/puduche...cleshow/23419411.cms

More on evidence of defleshing rituals in the Philippines:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...d-in-the-philippines
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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On Clovis adaptability:

phys.org/news/2013-10-early-clovis-knew-stone.html#jCp

First hints of 1812 shipwreck finds from Essex Harbor:

www.courant.com/news/connecticut/hc-esse...3080.story?track=rss
connecticut.cbslocal.com/2013/09/30/war-...covered-in-ct-river/

Apache ‘platform caches’ from Arizona and New Mexico:

westerndigs.org/long-hidden-sites-discov...-ancient-migrations/

The Marpole Midden site has been saved:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...-vancouver-1.1875969

Some idiots turned their paintball guns on some Kootenay petroglyphs:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...ll-pellets-1.1894279

A court case arises from a shipwreck discovery years ago:

www.therepublic.com/view/story/0468fccdc...OH--Treasure-Dispute

A report on Hopewell settlement patterns in Ohio:

www.ohioarchaeology.org/joomla/index.php...iew&id=103&Itemid=32

Feature on the Great Platte River Road Archway:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/us/a-monument...ny-pass-by.html?_r=0

More on the author of *The Bondswoman’s Narrative*:

chronicle.com/article/Professors-10-Year...rce=wb&utm_medium=en

Review of Jill Lepore, *Book of Ages*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/27/books/book-of....html?ref=books&_r=0
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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More on that Moche ‘princess’ burial find from a few weeks ago:

www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/328950/sci...t-peruvian-priestess

… and I think we’ve already mentioned this Maya mural find too:

www.bu.edu/today/2013/cas-archaeologist-...-perfect-maya-mural/
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 once-thought-of-as-a-copy David painting of Napoleon turns out to be genuine after it was cleaned up a bit:

www.france24.com/en/20131001-cleaning-re...s-louis-david-france
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65357

… while a lost DaVinci turned up in a Swiss bank vault:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...wiss-bank-vault.html

Following up a 23 year old art heist:

www.timesofisrael.com/is-the-hunt-for-re...galilee-almost-over/

Mostly an ANE story, but these ‘robotic snakes’ surely will have much use in
archaeology:

www.forbes.com/sites/brucedorminey/2013/...ancient-archaeology/

...and a feature on technology use on digs in general:

www.livescience.com/40044-incredible-tec...iana-jones-butt.html

How they’re handling cuts in UK museums:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24332116

The Center for Jewish History now has a rare book room:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/a-...sh-history/?ref=arts

Feature on Sarah Parcak’s work:

www.slate.com/articles/technology/future...n_archaeologist.html

Feature on Denis Diderot:

www.npr.org/2013/10/05/228892676/at-300-...t-get-a-heros-burial

Feature on Benjamin Leigh Smith:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24281727

Pondering the meaning of ‘civilized’:

phys.org/news/2013-10-encounters-culture...ture-traditions.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131003095448.htm

Latest reworking of Jane Austen:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24383000

Mead is making a comeback, apparently:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24184527

Latest historical climate study … not sure if we had this one:

www.theregister.co.uk/2013/09/30/global_..._new_treering_study/

More on that oldest Jewish prayer book:

demoss.com/newsrooms/greencollection/new...-jewish-prayer-book/
news.discovery.com/history/religion/jewi...ah-scroll-131003.htm

More on the sounds of PIE (I’m still not certain about the dating associated with all this):

news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57605301-1/...tors-talk-listen-in/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...n=bookmark-chromeext

… and I could have sworn we had this ‘reconstructing ancient languages software’ story before:

cacm.acm.org/magazines/2013/10/168174-so...t-languages/fulltext
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Taormina:

www.theglobeandmail.com/life/travel/dest...now/article14700448/
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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.com/club_nbs_esylum_v16n40.html

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

www.coinbooks.com/club_nbs_esylum_v16n41.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 ================================================================

Book of the Faiyum:

articles.baltimoresun.com/2013-10-05/ent...r-walters-art-museum

Auerbach-Rembrandt:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65426

Gaugin, Bonnard, Denis:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/internat...ionism.html?ref=arts

Art Under Attack:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/01/arts/design/a...ives.html?ref=design

Genji’s World:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/29/nyregion/a-re...lege.html?ref=design

Magritte:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...60bf735d0_story.html

Ming:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65383

Shunga:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65373
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24298728

Balthus:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65329


Sicily: Art and Invention Between Greece and Rome:

www.cleveland.com/arts/index.ssf/2013/10...eum_of_arts_s_2.html


Feature on auction houses in Hong Kong:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/internat...g-kong.html?ref=arts

… and new players in the market in general:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/internat...-world.html?ref=arts

Renovations are coming to the Cooper-Hewitt Museum:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/02/co...novation/?ref=design

A Faberge cossack is coming to auction:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/design/f...ttic.html?ref=design



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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A Most Dangerous Woman:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/nyregion/a-re...on.html?ref=nyregion

Feature on women who played Shakespeare’s men:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/theater/w...es-men.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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Lawrence Goodwyn:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/05/us/lawrence-g...at-85.html?ref=books
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130929.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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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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Evidence of recycling by early hominids:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.551898
phys.org/news/2013-10-israel-conference-cavemen-recycling.html
phys.org/news300684091.html
www.businessweek.com/printer/articles/337944?type=ap
www.timesofisrael.com/cavemen-were-great...aeli-scientists-say/
www.canada.com/technology/Hundreds+thous...l/9024333/story.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...0-000-years-ago.html
www.salon.com/2013/10/11/israel_conferen...iscovered_recycling/

Neanderthals apparently had a taste for chyme:

www.sciencenews.org/blog/gory-details/ne...goop-and-you-can-too

A study suggests most Paleolithic cave art was done by women:

phys.org/news/2013-10-archeologist-paleo...-cave-art-women.html
phys.org/news300700691.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...e-for-most-cave-art/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ts-female-hands.html
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/512793/201310...istoric-cave-art.htm
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...-neolithic-cave-art/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06...n-missions-pictures/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/06...pictures/photo2.html
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/512793/201310...istoric-cave-art.htm

Ancient humans used toothpicks and had other habits that shaped their jaws:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24396757
phys.org/news/2013-10-differences-hominin-jaw.html
io9.com/toothpicks-have-been-around-for-...ion-years-1442468035

Suggestion that dexterity preceded agility in human development:

phys.org/news/2013-10-evolved-firsta-dexterous-agile-foot.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131006204157.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/r-wef100413.php
esciencenews.com/articles/2013/10/07/wha...s.hand.or.agile.foot

cf rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/...0/20120417(abstract)
rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/368/1630/20120417.full (full
text)

cf paleolithicrecycling.wix.com/recycling

More on Neanderthals developing tools before other hominids:

www.sfgate.com/science/article/Ex-baller...iscovery-4874237.php
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A stolen Ptolemaic mummy was found in a house in Giza:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/83...-in-Egypts-Giza.aspx

Suggestion that there might be more to find in Tel Basta:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/10/07/triad-...ate-a-second-temple/

The Russian public apparently came to the aid of archaeologists who ran out of funding:

en.ria.ru/science/20131008/184002767/Rus...ypt-Dig-Mission.html


Suggestion that the much-ballyhooed Herod’s Tomb might not have been his:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.551881

Israel is planning to put a pile of Hebrew manuscripts online:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4436685,00.html
www.sfgate.com/news/world/article/Israel...s-online-4866440.php
news.yahoo.com/israel-post-rare-hebrew-m...nline-190619548.html

Remember that date palm seed from Herod’s palace that they planted eight or so years ago? It’s thriving:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...0-year-old-seed.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.treehugger.com/natural-sciences/exti...-seed-stockpile.html

Pondering who built the water system at Megiddo:

asorblog.org/?p=5873&utm_source=feedburn...+%28The+ASOR+Blog%29


Plenty of coverage of a ‘lost code’ find from Mesopotamia:

www.livescience.com/40317-clues-to-lost-...code-discovered.html
www.livescience.com/40297-lost-prehistoric-code-photos.html (photos) news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/c...sopotamia-131011.htm
news.yahoo.com/clues-lost-prehistoric-co...tamia-113128677.html

Polish archaeologists have ‘saved’ fragments of a relief destroyed in 1996 in Iraq:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...rs-old-monument.html

Increased security in the Kurdish sections of Iraq has been a good thing for archaeology:

www.voanews.com/content/regional-securit...rn-iraq/1759818.html

As might be expected, all of Syria’s sites top the list of World Monument Fund’s threatened sites:

www.heraldstandard.com/united_states_ap/...3e-3b097444b6c7.html
seattletimes.com/html/travel/2021993754_...html?syndication=rss
www.newsdaily.com/asia/574d0cd4d58dd9576...ong-threatened-sites
www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/oct/13/cu...syria-threatened-by/
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2013/Oc...hreatened-sites.ashx

Excavating the ‘holy’ Hittite city of Nerik:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/holy-hittite-c...=56087&NewsCatID=375

Feature on archaeology in Sidon:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/colum...y-past-29648827.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...history-8869635.html

Overviewish thing on archaeology in Bahrain (where archaeologists are apparently tomb raiders?):

www.arabianbusiness.com/bahrain-s-tomb-raiders-522098.html

Gaby Barkay is on tour:

www.charlotteobserver.com/2013/10/04/435...al.html#.UlIDK1CkoZ5

On women’s roles in the times of the DSS:

www.brandeis.edu/now/2013/october/brooten.html

Oops … that rhyton which the US gave to Iran as a gift last week might be a
fake:

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL1310/S00063/a-...e-iranian-people.htm

Plans for a roof at Gobekli Tepe:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roof-to-preser...=56088&NewsCatID=375

Suggestion that we shouldn’t ‘toss the Bible out’ of archaeology:

asorblog.org/?p=5912

… although it’s not always necessary to bring it up:

asorblog.org/?p=5921

More on that 4000 years b.p. preserved brain from Turkey:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...4000-year-old-brain/
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/discovery-of-b...=56024&NewsCatID=375
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/07/4000-...unearthed-in-turkey/

More on finds from Idu:

www.livescience.com/40043-photos-ancient...city-discovered.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/01/ancien...m_hp_ref=archaeology

Latest claim that Jesus was invented by Roman aristocrats as some sort of
psyop:

uk.prweb.com/releases/2013/10/prweb11201273.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451087...man-aristocrats.html
news.discovery.com/history/religion/scho...oman-hoax-131011.htm

guardianlv.com/2013/10/atheists-skeptica...-a-fabricated-jesus/

More on that siddur from the Green collection:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/172575#.Ulp7-FMY2So
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A portico/stoa discovery from Argilos is being pressified by some news outlets as an ancient strip mall:

phys.org/news300535839.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uom-doa100913.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131009100113.htm
www.livescience.com/40331-ancient-greek-portico-argilos.html
news.discovery.com/earth/an-ancient-stri...in-greece-131011.htm
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-por...os-greece-01452.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/10/2700...iscovered-in-greece/
esciencenews.com/articles/2013/10/09/dis...r.old.portico.greece
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/10/2700-year...tures-in-the-region/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...scovered-Greece.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-old-portico-argilos
news.yahoo.com/ancient-citys-strip-mall-...reece-181854190.html
ca.news.yahoo.com/ancient-citys-strip-ma...reece-181854190.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-old-portico-argilos

Some legionary barracks from Bulgaria:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...cks-in-bulgaria.html

Remains of a Roman villa from near Devizes:

www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/headlines..._found_near_Devizes/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24477265

A massive Corinthian capital find from Kyzikos:

english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2013/10...thed-in-Turkey-.html
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/worlds-biggest...=55768&NewsCatID=375

I think we mentioned this ancient road find (now at the centre of a
protest) from Thessaloniki a while ago:

phys.org/news/2013-10-greeks-ancient-road-subway-site.html
bismarcktribune.com/lifestyles/hometown/...fc-0019bb2963f4.html
www.newsdaily.com/article/b85e7032e2165c...-road-on-subway-site
www.timesonline.com/news/world/europe/gr...0c-d0d9a68da203.html
www.canada.com/life/Greek+archaeologists...n/9007499/story.html

Roman finds from Alcoutim (Portugal):

theportugalnews.com/news/roman-ruins-dis...ed-in-alcoutim/29624
www.algarve123.com/en/Articles/1-2443/Tw...scovered_in_Alcoutim
www.algarve2u.com/new-discoveries-alcoutim-castle/

The Colosseum is covered in scaffolding:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/12/coloss...hotos_n_4078012.html

Plans to resume excavations at Rataria:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=f3403

Plans to move mosaics found at Tarsus to a museum:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-mosaic...=55953&NewsCatID=375

Feature on giants and Alexander the Great:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/10/alexan...-and-the-giants.html

Nice feature on Tyrian purple:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/science/the-c...tml?ref=science&_r=0


There’s actually very little classical content in this story about the ‘mother’ of Roman perfumes:

phys.org/news/2013-10-experts-mother-rom...s-mediterranean.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131009100109.htm

They’re still using this Roman bath:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24493177

A couple guys trying to sell a Greek Neolithic figurine got their
comeuppance:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/09/two-...-year-old-figurines/
www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/oct/11/eu-...ehistoric-statuette/
www.boston.com/news/world/europe/2013/10...PtLtSN8MI/story.html

On budget cuts as the source of the demise of the Library at Alexandria
(hmmmm):

io9.com/the-great-library-at-alexandria-...by-budget-1442659066

The archaeological park at Metaponto has flooded again:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...e-years_9436071.html

Another feature on Archaic Colors:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_11/10/2013_522731

More on the Bosham head:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131008112432.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24442207

More on those Crossrail skulls:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...lls-london-boudicca/

More on the origins of Aosta
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ISES-Roman-wall.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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Plenty of DNA news this week … first, on DNA and Europe’s genetic diversity:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131010142650.htm
phys.org/news/2013-10-ancient-dna-unravels-europe-genetic.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uoa-adu100813.php
www.newswise.com/articles/view/608664/?sc=c52

… and how hunter gatherers and farmers shared a burial ground in Germany, but don’t appear to have interbred much:

phys.org/news/2013-10-european-hunter-ga...rs-side-by-side.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/ucl-eha101013.php
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1011/Foss...t-stuck-to-their-own
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...186e117d8_story.html
www.sciencemag.org/content/early/2013/10/09/science.1245049
www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6155/257.abstract
www.sciencemag.org/content/suppl/2013/10...57.DC1/Brandt.SM.pdf
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24385-hun...2-GLOBAL|online-news
www.idw-online.de/de/news555973
dienekes.blogspot.co.at/2013/10/ancient-...an-mtdna-across.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-side-for-2000-years

Here’s both of the above in one article:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24475342

… and on some living descendents of Oetzi:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24477038
austriantimes.at/news/General_News/2013-...ce_man_%D6tzi_found_
austriantribune.com/informationen/132601...ound-19-tyrolean-men
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/1934...-austrian-relatives/

… and on the female European origins of the Askenazi:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131008112539.htm
phys.org/news/2013-10-ancestry-ashkenazi-jews.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uoh-nii100813.php
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24442352
www.livescience.com/40247-ashkenazi-jews...-european-genes.html
www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/science/ashke...men-study-finds.html
www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-worl...ws/.premium-1.551825
www.algemeiner.com/2013/10/10/new-data-s...estern-european-dna/
www.ibtimes.com/ashkenazi-jews-trace-anc...ropean-women-1417850

… and that a mummified head might not be Henry IV as long believed:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131009130001.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/kl-nrr100913.php
phys.org/news/2013-10-dna-isnt-french-king-henri.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65515
www.livescience.com/40303-mummified-head-henry-iv.html
www.nbcnews.com/id/53236423/ns/technolog...nry-iv/#.UlggLhAqhY4
news.discovery.com/history/mummified-hea...-henry-iv-131009.htm
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/10/mummi...ng-to-king-henry-iv/
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...h-King-Henri-IV.html
dienekes.blogspot.co.at/2013/10/house-of...n-belonged-to-y.html
www.kuleuven.be/english/news/new-researc...g-henry-iv-of-france

4000 years b.p. farming tools from near Oxford:

www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/1072287...m_Stone_Age/?ref=rss

A 3000 years b.p. sundial from the Ukraine:

www.livescience.com/40227-bronze-age-sundial-grave.html
www.livescience.com/40220-album-ancient-...sundial.html(photos)
www.nbcnews.com/science/bronze-age-sundi...ech-savvy-8C11356133
www.ibtimes.com/ancient-sundial-discover...-kind-photos-1417592
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...cial-grave.html?amp&
www.kyivpost.com/content/ukraine-abroad/...er-found-330416.html

On the restoration of the Solto dolmen (etc.):

gizmodo.com/this-insane-ancient-tomb-has...its-prehi-1443359358

Proof of migration from Sweden to Poland/Silesia during the Bronze Age:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131007094247.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uog-poh100713.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ndustrial-revolution

A Wars of the Roses site designation messes up railway construction:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/road-and...-found-on-route.html

Reviewish sort of thing on the suggestion that the Celts built a pile of roads designated as Roman in the UK:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookne...new-book-claims.html
www.theguardian.com/books/2013/oct/11/an...s-graham-robb-review

An Iron Age camp from a quarry in Ripon:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-24506936

Digging at Amesbury to figure out Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24488759

Evidence of Richard III’s lost chapel near York:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10720820.Archae...l_near_York/?ref=rss
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/10720671....lost_chapel/?ref=rss
www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/10720671._/

Work has begun to extract that royal burial from Lincoln Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24459825

Latest news on Oswestry Hill fort:
www.shropshirestar.com/news/2013/10/12/t...d-oswestry-hillfort/

The HMS Invincible is threatened:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-24463265

Other sites in UK designated as ‘at risk’:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...e-sites-at-risk.html
www.yourthanet.co.uk/news/kent_sites_add...k_register_1_2867015
www.yourcanterbury.co.uk/news/kent_sites...k_register_1_2867015
www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2451...cious-buildings.html

A major bust in Albania:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65509

On Walter Raleigh’s desire for Elizabeth I:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65502

Feature on the Cheapside Hoard:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/oct/10/...antium-london-museum

www.newsdaily.com/travel/c705beabd98cefe...ury-bling-on-display

Feature on the Battle of Crecy:

www.historytoday.com/richard-barber/edwa...nd-battle-cr%C3%A9cy

Feature on efforts to save Venice:

phys.org/news/2013-10-science-venice.html

… and testing the latest:

phys.org/news/2013-10-venice-billion-euro-barriers.html

Feature on Tantallon Castle:

www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/roundup/...lon-castles-secrets/

More on that (other) lost medieval church at York:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art455944

More on ‘Sweden’s Pompeii”:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2445652...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.ibtimes.com/swedish-pompeii-uncovere...people-photo-1415850
news.yahoo.com/scene-1-500-old-massacre-...weden-160057004.html
www.thelocal.se/50604/20131004/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Neolithic remains from the Gayathripuzha river valley:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/ne...y/article5231210.ece

A Saka era granite sculpture from Kazakhstan:

en.tengrinews.kz/science/Karaganda-archa...ite-sculpture-23109/

Finds from various periods from tombs found in China’s Hebei province:

www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2013-10/11/content_17025133.htm
www.business-standard.com/article/pti-st...-113101100547_1.html
www.business-standard.com/article/pti-st...-113101100547_1.html

38 Han dynasty tombs from Sichuan:

news.asiaone.com/news/asia/38-tombs-rare...ne-unearthed-sichuan

Feature on the Dunhuang caves

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/...digital-archive.html

Evidence of 1st century A.D./C.E. fashion in India:

www.asianage.com/india/archaeological-fi...end-2000-yrs-ago-432

Buddhist sites in India in a ‘despicable state’:

www.dailynews.lk/features/most-buddhist-...dia-despicable-state

An unfinished 8th century cave temple find from Tamil Nadu:

newindianexpress.com/states/tamil_nadu/A...1/article1830980.ece
www.dnaindia.com/india/1902071/report-ar...ck-to-8th-century-ad

A letter with an eyewitness account of the ‘capture’ of Ned Kelly has turned up:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24440748

The US has returned a pile of Ban Chiang artifacts to Thailand:

www.bangkokpost.com/news/local/373888/am...ban-chiang-artefacts

Plans for Google Street view to map 100 heritage sites in India:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...ndias-monuments.html
www.business-standard.com/article/curren...-113100600253_1.html

What Arlene Rosen is up to:

www.dailytexanonline.com/news/2013/10/06...ape-in-ancient-china

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 1500 years b.p. midden from near Barrow (Alaska):

www.thearcticsounder.com/article/1340dig...d_midden_near_barrow

An 18th century mission site near St Augustine:

jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013-10-13/s...on-site-st-augustine

Digging will resume at the Old Vero Man site in January:

www.tcpalm.com/news/2013/oct/09/excavati...?partner=yahoo_feeds

Reviewish/interviewish thing on Thomas Jefferson’s Quran:

www.npr.org/2013/10/12/230503444/the-sur...mas-jeffersons-quran

Reviewish/interviewish thing on Benjamin Franklin’s sister:

www.npr.org/2013/10/10/231431080/meet-be...s-forgotten-franklin

Some forgotten Civil War poetry has been found:

phys.org/news/2013-10-forgotten-poems-re...-american-civil.html

Feature on the South’s expulsion of British diplomats during the Civil War:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/10...sion-of-the-consuls/

Sites in Newfoundland are threatened:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labr...group-says-1.1894757

A growop has damaged an ancient village site in California:

www.willitsnews.com/ci_24277830/are-mari...s-destroying-history
www.times-standard.com/news/ci_24279615/...s-destroying-history
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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1500 years b.p. finds in the waters of Lake Titicaca:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65542
phys.org/news/2013-10-bolivia-lake-titicaca-yields-trove.html
www.france24.com/en/20131009-archaeologi...0-year-old-treasures

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...lake-titicaca-101109
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...1-a837396126d8&hl=en

Nice vintage mummy bundle photo:

www.penn.museum/blog/museum/archives-pho...-week-mummy-bundles/

Some interesting archaeoastronomical alignments at Machu Picchu:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ound-at-machu-picchu

An exhibit in Brazil seems to be suggesting much older human arrival
timelines:

www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/09/30000-yea...cas-12000-years-ago/
www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/prehistor...exhibit-spark-debate
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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Shakespeare’s ‘fingerprints’ have been found in three other Elizabethan
plays:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/oct/12/...new-plays?CMP=twt_fd


There might be trouble afoot for history and archaeology degrees in Pennsylvania (or at least this writer seems to be going out of his way to be offensive):

triblive.com/opinion/ericheyl/4866479-74...cation#axzz2haynIUQ2

… and perhaps he should be sent this:

www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/10/10/...tional-utility-essay

We’ve had some region-specific ‘threatened sites’ items this week … these ones are more general:

seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/202201...html?syndication=rss
www.contracostatimes.com/rss/ci_24282919?source=rss

… and we’ll follow it up with a feature on sites destroyed by “stupid
humans”:

io9.com/ancient-archeological-sites-that...d-by-care-1442434226

A timeline for the Higgs boson thing:

phys.org/news/2013-10-ancient-greece-nobel-prize-higgs.html

A Velazquez copy might be genuine:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/arts/Velzquez...-Thing.html?ref=arts

Why paintings turn black:

www.nature.com/news/paintings-turning-bl...lame-mercury-1.13887

Interesting story of the model in a missing Norman Rockwell painting:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/nyregion/the-...ng.html?ref=nyregion

The fun you might have with a 3d printer:

www.npr.org/blogs/alltechconsidered/2013...ng-room?sc=17&f=1001

Gavin Menzies’ theories about China and North America are back in the news:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2449265...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Although still extinct, the Dodo may have survived longer than previously
thought:

www.livescience.com/40253-dodo-extinction-date-revised.html

More arrests associated with the Kapoor antiquities thing:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/arts/design/n...ting.html?ref=design

Review of the *Kraus Project*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/books/review/...oject.html?ref=books

Review of Wendy Lower, *Hitler’s Furies*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/books/hitlers...women.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Gezer:

www.timesofisrael.com/discover-gezer-israels-lost-city/

Ethiopia:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/travel/eth...lyptus-and-hope.html

Mumbai:

travel.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/travel/A-G...-Doors-to-India.html

Four Corners desert:

www.edmondsun.com/features/x2112890888/F...ory-of-the-Southwest

Amman

www.bahighlife.com/Destinations/City-hot...-Downtown-Amman.html

Masada

travel.nytimes.com/2013/10/10/travel/In-...sion-for-Masada.html

Angkor Wat

www.theguardian.com/travel/2013/oct/11/a...ys-holiday-itinerary
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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.com/club_nbs_esylum_v16n41.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.com/club_nbs_esylum_v16n42.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 ================================================================
Nude Man in Art:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/12/arts/centurie...it-all.html?ref=arts

From Donatello to Lippi:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/09/arts/prato-Ma...rkshop.html?ref=arts

The Armory Show at 100:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/11/arts/design/t...tion.html?ref=design

Take Note:

www.nytimes.com/2013/09/28/arts/design/t...html?ref=westchester

Pre Columbian Remix:

www.nytimes.com/2013/05/12/nyregion/a-re...museum.html?ref=arts

Mondrian:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65571

Poe:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65564

Measuring and Mapping Space:

www.indianexpress.com/news/mapping-the-mapmakers/1181862/

Kongo Across the Waters:

kongoacrossthewaters.net/

Cleopatra:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...-Egypt-_9444195.html

The Renaissance and Dreams:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65534
Feature on the Spring antiques fair:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/07/sp...ues-fair/?ref=design

On auction houses in Hong Kong:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/internat...g-kong.html?ref=arts

On the new buyers entering the auctions fray:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/arts/internat...-world.html?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Macbeth:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/nyregion/a-re...-stage.html?ref=arts

12 Years a Slave:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/13/movies/a-disc...ears-a-slave.html?hp

Pro Musica Polonia:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/08/arts/music/ne...musica-polonica.html

Nice feature on Verdi’s operas:

www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/...rack-to-human-nature

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131006.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/

New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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n.b. I'm hearing of folks getting issues of explorator with links that aren't 'live', but I can't really figure out whether there's a pattern to it or not. If you do find yourself with a collection of links that aren't live, please let me know so I can figure it out. Only one last week, near as I can tell ... new request: please tell me which browser you are using too!

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Jersey (UK) was apparently one of the last places the Neanderthals lived:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-24593772
phys.org/news301229990.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017111411.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/nerc-art101713.php
www.thisisjersey.com/news/2013/10/19/new...99s-early-residence/
www.ibtimes.com/lost-neanderthal-home-fo...ossibilities-1432426
www.newkerala.com/news/story/80367/lost-...ls-rediscovered.html
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4500/20...chaeologists-say.htm

www.nerc.ac.uk/press/releases/2013/81-ne....asp?cookieConsent=A
cf
onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jqs....D01.f04t02(abstract)

Finds in Georgia are suggesting human development might not be as ‘branchy’
as
previously thought:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017173906.htm
phys.org/news301311421.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uoz-usf101713.php
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24564375
www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/science/fossi...y-story.html?hp&_r=0
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/out-o...7.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/chris...vercome-8887190.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24428-com...nd.html#.UmPDYlM36gk
www.cbc.ca/news/technology/homo-habilis-...y-suggests-1.2101556
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65674
www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-homo-erec...1018,0,7935539.story
www.npr.org/2013/10/17/236171952/fossil-...mlined-human-lineage

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...isi-georgia-erectus/
www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-homo-erec...1018,0,7935539.story
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...human-evolution.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...-of-human-evolution/
www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/17/...ctus-human-evolution
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ferent.html?ico=home
^headlines
tribune-democrat.com/features/x862186435...arly-human-ancestors

Evidence that some Denisovans crossed Wallace’s Line and made it to
Australia:

phys.org/news/2013-10-mysterious-ancient...an-wallace-line.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017144406.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uoa-mah101513.php
www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-educatio...frgcjx-1226741814927
www.sciencecodex.com/mysterious_ancient_...wallaces_line-121253

cf www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6156/321.short (abstract)

Neanderthal finds from near Berlin aren’t generating as much press:

www.businessweek.com/news/2013-10-17/nea...of-berlin-find-shows
www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-17/neande...rlin-find-shows.html

On East African climate variability and human evolution:

phys.org/news/2013-10-local-east-african...ate-variability.html

Feature on Olduvai:

www.livescience.com/40455-olduvai-gorge.html

Comparing bone shaping at Bolomer Cave and Qesem Cave:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ones-to-shape-stones

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0076780

More on chyme-eating Neanderthals:

www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/20/...lants-herbs-stomachs
phys.org/news/2013-10-neanderthals-meal-animal-stomachs.html
www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2013/october...-stomachs124560.html

More on Neanderthals using toothpicks:

phys.org/news/2013-10-neanderthals-tooth...e-pain-diseases.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uadb-nut101713.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131017080300.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...hpicks-mitigate-pain
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/1031...viate-tooth-pain.htm

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....s%3A+New+Articles%29

More on female cave painters:

phys.org/news301062692.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/ps-wlt_1101513.php
feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/f...fDM/131015113909.htm
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1016/Were...-hand-prints-say-yes
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/c...tists-too-131016.htm
www.latimes.com/opinion/opinion-la/la-ol...1015,0,3250006.story
www.nbcnews.com/science/prehistoric-cave...ere-women-8C11391268
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/15/archaeolo...ed-by-women-not-men/
news.psu.edu/story/291423/2013/10/15/res...handprints-cave-wall
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Feature on looting in Egypt:

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/...393093953654221.html

Mohamed Ibrahim writes an OpEd on matters similar:

www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/looting-...cf80831fc_story.html

On obsidian sources in the ‘Syrian’ Bronze Age:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131016112706.htm
phys.org/news/2013-10-ancient-syrians-fa...cal-outsourcing.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/uos-asf101613.php

esciencenews.com/articles/2013/10/16/anc...tsourcing.production
www.shef.ac.uk/news/nr/syrian-obsidian-o...rcing-local-1.319834

We’re hearing of damage to one of the oldest churches in Syria:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...seen-first-hand.html
www.pravoslavie.ru/english/64515.htm

… and Mary Beard has added her voice to those concerned for Syrian
antiquities:

www.standard.co.uk/news/londoners-diary/...quities-8886766.html

A court in Israel has ruled that the state cannot hold on to the Jehoash Tablet (etc.):

www.jpost.com/National-News/After-Suprem...ehoash-Tablet-329079
jamesossuarytrial.blogspot.co.il/2013/10/the-final-verdict.html
www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2013/10/kal378016.shtml
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/17/forge...-biblical-artifacts/

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.552964
forward.com/articles/185785/famed-jehoas...to-israeli-antiquit/

A project to discern the hands that wrote the DSS:

www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-p...ors-dead-sea-scrolls

Feature on the Tel Esur dig:

www.jpost.com/National-News/Article.aspx?id=328636

Feature on the Tel Dor expedition:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.552167

Lengthy feature on ‘biblical archaeology’ (mostly Khirbet Qeiyafa):

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013...le?cmpid=editorpicks

Feature on the politics of digging in Jerusalem:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2013...-digging-up-the-past

An interesting war looting case:

phys.org/news/2013-10-dispute-ancient-gold-tablet-court.html
www.jewishpress.com/news/ny-court-to-dec...ian-link/2013/10/16/
www.greenfieldreporter.com/view/story/db...S-Gold-Relic-Dispute
abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/dispute-anci...et-ny-court-20564084
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2463607...ocaust-survivor.html
www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Berlin+antiqu...y/9035509/story.html

An interesting spinoff from writing an article for BAR:

www.thejewishweek.com/features/beginning...-unlikely-friendship

Feature on UPenn MoA’s sphinx:

articles.philly.com/2013-10-17/news/4311...-curator-penn-museum

Feature on George Smith and Gilgamesh:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10321147/The...h-and-Gilgamesh.html

More on doubts about the identification of Herod’s tomb:

www.livescience.com/40443-herods-tomb-not-his-tomb.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/secret-location-...d-history-8C11403085
www.foxnews.com/science/archaeology/index.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...r-claim-experts.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Nice feature on the Legio VI Ferrata camp excavations in Israel:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...aeology-sites/legio/

Remember that Etruscan ‘prince’ tomb a couple weeks ago? Turns out it’s actually a ‘princess’:

www.livescience.com/40530-etruscan-warri...e-is-a-princess.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/oops-etruscan-wa...-princess-8C11422309
news.yahoo.com/oops-etruscan-warrior-pri...ncess-112810200.html
cf:
judithweingarten.blogspot.co.at/2013/10/...became-princess.html

A fith century B.C. ‘wine cellar’ from Nesebar:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n316923

They’ve found another Roman building at the Navenby dig:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24594175

Restoration of a temple in Stratonikeia is pretty much complete:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/imperial-templ...=56174&NewsCatID=375

They’ve excavated more of that ‘lost city’ of Andriake:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/lost-city-in-f...=56221&NewsCatID=375

A fourth (or maybe sixth) century B.C. temple (maybe) from the Quirinal:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Regioni/Lazio/Arch...oma_32737528166.html
www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/1331484/Arc...rinale-a-Roma-2.html

Feature on the use of drones on some Roman sites:

www.euronews.com/2013/10/15/drone-assisted-archeology/

I think we’ve had this ‘Roman slaves’ life’ story before:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblic...ke-for-roman-slaves/

Not sure if we mentioned this still-in-use Roman bath house story from
Algeria:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24493177

The campaign to repatriate the Parthenon/Elgin Marbles is resuming:

eu.greekreporter.com/2013/10/18/european...f-parthenon-marbles/

Plans to restore Lincoln’s Newport Arch:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24181747

Review of Mary Beard, *Confronting the Classics*:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...60c601153_story.html

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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The big story this week (in the UK, anyway) is apparently that frog’s legs were being eaten in Wiltshire some 8000 years before the French:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24522240
www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/15/...ritish-before-french
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...sh-8000-years-french
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/frogs-legs...h-not-french-2391796
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...-french-8884323.html
www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/britons-a...egs-millennia-french

Another reason for Stonehenge, perhaps:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2467237...site-froze-over.html

A first/second century warrior burial from Poland:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...vered-in-czelin.html

An Iron Age camp from Potgate Quarry (UK):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-24506936
www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/new...arming_in_the_North/
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10737812....arming_in_the_North/

Pre-Viking age wooden structures from a site in Sweden:

phys.org/news301230429.html
www.thelocal.se/50852/20131017/

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65682
www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/10/17/worl...on-age-monument.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/uniq...2ba99b894_story.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465846...ing-burial-site.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/17/uniqu...monuments-uncovered/
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...-sweden-8887567.html
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/18/archaeolo...n-iron-age-monument/

… while prosperous Vikings apparently whitewashed their walls:

sciencenordic.com/prosperous-vikings-whitewashed-their-walls
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...013/viking-whitewash

Latest tomb exhumation is going to be that of the ‘Dark Countess’:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ear-old-mystery.html

Remember that metal coffin found near Richard III? Might contain a woman:

www.thisisleicestershire.co.uk/New-twist...y.html#axzz2iBI92tnN

Plans to reenact the ‘Battle of Nations’:

www.spiegel.de/international/germany/lei...ations-a-928691.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65675
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24599921

A manuscript revealing York’s relations with Richard III is going on
display:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10747999.Manusc..._on_display/?ref=rss
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/10746861....p_with_York/?ref=rss

A forgotten cannon from a Northumberland shipwreck:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-24466229

Feature on the folks who fought at Trafalgar:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...rs-of-Trafalgar.html

More on Otzi’s modern DNA relations:

phys.org/news300963855.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/14/livin...-iceman-mummy-found/
news.discovery.com/history/living-relati...mmy-found-131014.htm
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/513925/201310...elatives-austria.htm
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...ustria/#.UmAEXxDe7Zk

More on DNA and European migrations:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/10...y-of-central-europe/
www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20131010103303929

More on DNA and Henry IV:

www.livescience.com/40367-french-king-dna-mystery.html

More on that stonehenge-like monument from Cornwall:

www.thisiscornwall.co.uk/story-19949038-...y.html#axzz2hzaR4IGs
www.falmouthpacket.co.uk/news/cambornean...o_stand_proud_again/
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art456445
www.sfgate.com/world/article/Stonehenge-...monument-3257992.php
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Neolithic sites from the Gayathripuzha River valley:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/ne...y/article5231210.ece

2000 years b.p. cliff tombs from Sichuan (this might be a repeat):

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=4472

Very interesting Qing Dynasty mummies:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Plenty of press coverage of a story about some Hindu ascetic dreaming of gold beneath Raja Ram Baksh Singh’s fort and the ASI deciding to go look for it:

phys.org/news/2013-10-india-treasure-hindu-holy.html
seattletimes.com/html/nationworld/202207...html?syndication=rss
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...ns-golden-dream.html
in.news.yahoo.com/treasure-hunt-asi-begi...004992--finance.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...reasure-8887403.html

articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...tion-work-second-day
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-24577192

… although the ASI is saying the dream had nothing to do with it:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/talks...h/article5253714.ece
www.thehindu.com/news/national/asi-surve...t/article5248643.ece

.… and they may have found something:

news.nationalpost.com/2013/10/18/holy-ma...yve-found-something/

… so, of course, there was a “stampede”

www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/515212/201310...ts-lucknow-india.htm

Human remains from Pilot Bay (NZ):

www.sunlive.co.nz/news/55772-prehistoric...mains-confirmed.html

Studying the population movements of folks in Australia during glacial
periods:

phys.org/news/2013-10-human-glacial-maximum.html

Concerns for Mohenjodaro:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...stan-faces-ruin.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...-one-is-stopping-it/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
tribune.com.pk/story/617558/moenjodaro-c...in-20-years-experts/
pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=220993

… and for a 700 year old mausoleum in Pakistan:

pakobserver.net/detailnews.asp?id=220750
tribune.com.pk/story/617276/restoration-...-i-alam-need-repair/

China plans to save some prehistoric villages:

english.cri.cn/6909/2013/10/18/3441s793034.htm
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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Excavating a 19th century distilling site in Kentucky:

www.kentucky.com/2013/10/14/2875601/wood...erys-past-comes.html

Feature on the Tarr log house site (OH):

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...od-as-any-diary.html
www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...y-diary.html(photos)

Feature on the Pig Point (NY) dig:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/science/a-mar...t4vNeUgK5WZfHrqRqSVA

Interesting mass grave of “prodigal sons” in California:

westerndigs.org/mass-grave-of-prodigal-s...prehistoric-mystery/

Prehistoric remains from Wyoming:

www.ksl.com/?sid=27141139&nid=148
billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regio...8c-a21dba08ff12.html

Digging a burned-out home site in Jacksonville:

www.mailtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/articl...31017/NEWS/310170321

Traces of the Angola community from Bradenton:

www.bradenton.com/2013/10/17/4776963/new...essor-discovers.html

Interesting feature on Columbus Day:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/10/14/...talians?sc=17&f=1001

Feature on migrations to the Americas:

news.discovery.com/history/did-humans-ar...31014#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Some shipwrecked champagne is coming to auction:

blogs.windsorstar.com/2013/10/18/100-yea...les-to-be-auctioned/

A shipwreck of undetermined date from Ponte Vedra beach:

news.wjct.org/post/researchers-discover-...ck-ponte-vedra-beach

They’ve CT-scanned that beam that might be from the Griffin:

www.petoskeynews.com/news/state-region/b...8a-0019bb30f31a.html

Why Abraham Lincoln loved infographics:

www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/elements/...ed-infographics.html

Vintage base ball (yes, spelled that way):

www.npr.org/2013/10/19/237406171/pitchin...l-with-vintage-flare

Review(ish) of Simon Winchester, *The Men Who United the States*:

www.npr.org/2013/10/12/230492239/from-di...ese-men?sc=17&f=1008

Review(ish) of Denise Spellberg, *Thomas Jefferson’s Quran*:

www.npr.org/2013/10/12/230503444/the-sur...s-quran?sc=17&f=1008

Review(ish) of Craig Wilder,*Ebony and Ivory*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/books/ebony-a...rsities-grow.html?hp

Review of Jill Lepore, *Book of Ages*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/books/review/...-ages.html?ref=books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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The pre-Incan Wari apparently expanded through trade, not conquest:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131016123036.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/dc-wpo101613.php
phys.org/news/2013-10-wari-predecessors-...straint-reshape.html
www.livescience.com/40482-pre-incan-cult...sely-controlled.html
news.yahoo.com/pre-incan-culture-expande...quest-111026197.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/inca-predecessor...-conquest-8C11412546
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/18/new-study...ther-than-conquered/

cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0278416513000482 (full
text)

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On sea monsters in medieval maps:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/artscience/2013...rs-on-medieval-maps/

Some papers of Martin Luther King Jr. came to auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65692

Someone has put together a Hymn Dictionary:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-24590121

… and there’s a new Dictionary of Humourous Quotations:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-24550595

Who was Resusci Anne?:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24534069

On ‘lined-out gospel’:

www.npr.org/2013/10/15/234606252/before-...as-lined-out-singing

A 150 year old botanical puzzle might be solved:

phys.org/news/2013-10-mystery-moss-rediscovered.html

Yeti/ancient polar bear DNA … you decide:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-24564487
www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/17/...olar-bear-scientists
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/dna-...-polar-bear-20598113
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/has-t...ar-bear-8884811.html

Some 19th century authors were rather anti-technology:

phys.org/news/2013-10-historian-19th-cen...iled-technology.html

Interesting feature on researching the Sahara and climate change:

www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...nge-research/280621/
finance.yahoo.com/news/somali-pirates-al...quite-172600329.html

On 1729:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24459279

On the origins of the phrase ‘Old Hat’ (which probably isn’t what you thought ...potentially offensive):

chronicle.com/blogs/linguafranca/2013/10...rce=wb&utm_medium=en

Looking at some 20s era novels:

www.npr.org/2013/10/20/210471579/prohibi...g-loves?sc=17&f=1008

Review of Max Hastings, *Catastrophe 1914*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/books/max-has...-1914.html?ref=books

Review of Earle Labour, *Jack London*:

www.npr.org/2013/10/17/230497660/jack-lo...o-exist?sc=17&f=1008
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Uthina:

www.yourmiddleeast.com/travel/tunisias-h...of-archaeology_18715
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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_v16n42.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n43.html
Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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El Dorado:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/oc...el-dorado-exhibition
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2462564...ewels-El-Dorado.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...h-Museum-review.html
www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/10/beyond...old-ancient-colombia

Villa of the Papyri:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...id-show_9471257.html

Stonehenge:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...display-8877704.html

Augustus:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...rpieces_9476821.html

Cleopatra:

english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/8428413.html

Petra:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65645

Van Gogh:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/arts/internat...-years.html?ref=arts

Girl with Pearl Earring:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/20/arts/design/g...rage.html?ref=design

Thomas Eakins:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/nyregion/foll...sh.html?ref=nyregion

Big bucks for a Titanic violin:

www.cnn.com/2013/10/19/world/europe/tita...n-auction/index.html
www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/10/19/...or-1-5m?sc=17&f=1001
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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12 Years a Slave:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/10/19/...ory-end?sc=17&f=1001
www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/movies/12-yea...fering.html?ref=arts

Reign:

tv.nytimes.com/2013/10/17/arts/televisio...enager.html?ref=arts

Richard II:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24538143
Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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

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OBITUARIES
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Paul Rogers:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/15/arts/paul-rog...-dies-at-96.html?hpw
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131013.mp3

Video News from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/news-from-tac...ws-from-tac-oct-2013
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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DNA from the herpes virus adds weight to the out-of-Africa theory:

phys.org/news/2013-10-hitchhiking-virus-saga-ancient-human.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131021162657.htm
www.sciencecodex.com/hitchhiking_virus_c...man_migration-121412
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4548/20...man-civilization.htm
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/10/21/Viru.../UPI-54211382399640/
www.voanews.com/content/herpes-virus-fol...atterns/1774755.html
www.news.wisc.edu/22232

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0076267

Analysis of teeth suggest the Neanderthal-Human split occurred earlier than
previously thought and we still don’t know the ‘common ancestor’:

phys.org/news301582052.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131021153202.htm
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...man-evolution-teeth/
www.newswise.com/articles/view/609154/?sc=c52
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/1036...nd-modern-humans.htm
www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropol...nderthals-01481.html
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4549/20...ls-modern-humans.htm
www.ibtimes.com/fossil-teeth-study-says-...frican-species-photo
news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/university-...r-neanderthals.shtml

cf www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/10/15/1302653110

More on Neanderthals using toothpicks:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/neander...ieved-by-toothpicks/

More on the hominid family tree getting a bit less complicated in light of
some skulls found in Georgia:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...chy-than-we-thought/
www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/17/...ctus-human-evolution
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/perfe...olution-8887039.html
www.nature.com/news/skull-suggests-three...ies-were-one-1.13972
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...isi-cave-controversy
blogs.plos.org/onscienceblogs/2013/10/25...in-science-blogging/
www.emol.com/noticias/tecnologia/2013/10...na-sola-especie.html

More on Neanderthals from Jersey:

www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/sci...jwl0ds-1226743625496
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...jwl1aw-1226743625496

More on the Denisovans crossing Wallace Line

www.natureworldnews.com/articles/4518/20...le-wallaces-line.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...beyond-wallaces-line
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AFRICA
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Some figurines from Ghana are getting some attention:

phys.org/news/2013-10-fabulous-figurines...secrets-ancient.html

Road construction threatens the Antique Sua in Algeria

www.kapitalis.com/culture/18754-patrimoi...u-salem.html(French)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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4000 years b.p. physician’s tomb from Abusir:

phys.org/news/2013-10-unearths-year-tomb-doctor-pharaohs.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/84...-of-fifth-dynas.aspx
weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4474/17/Where-t...tor--was-buried.aspx
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=62096
news.yahoo.com/dig-unearths-4-000-old-to...raohs-171253242.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65779
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/22/archaeolo...-southwest-of-cairo/
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/22/ancie...cret-tomb-uncovered/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.smh.com.au/world/4000yearold-egyptia...-20131023-2vzuf.html
praguemonitor.com/2013/10/23/czech-archa...urther-success-egypt
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...tid=11144817&ref=rss

An archaeologist thinks he has found the tomb of the artist who did the
Nefertiti bust:

news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2013/10/t...en-and-the-sculptor/

Latest score on items recovered from the looting of the Mallawi Museum:

allafrica.com/stories/201310251469.html

… in a similar vein (and sort of a repeat):

www.aawsat.net/2013/10/article55319104/print/
gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/egypt-s...en-history-1.1245460

More hype for the replica tomb of Tut:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...archaeology-science/
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/82...rected-in-Luxor.aspx

Tooth analysis suggests there weren’t a lot of large-scale migrations in
Mesopotamia for an extended period:

naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397661,...-of-mesopotamia.html

cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0018442X13001030

A very interesting curse tablet from Jerusalem:

www.livescience.com/40638-ancient-curse-...ed-in-jerusalem.html
news.discovery.com/history/religion/anci...jerusalem-131023.htm
news.yahoo.com/ancient-magicians-curse-t...salem-175145399.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/nail-down-tongue...jerusalem-8C11450082
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...curse-Jerusalem.html
www.universityherald.com/articles/5169/2...-jerusalem-ruins.htm
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/10/24/ancie...tablet-in-jerusalem/

Interesting feature on pre-Solomonite Gezer:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.554228
www.swbts.edu/campus-news/news-releases/...solomone28099s-city/

Latest from the dig at Tal Dabket Breikeh:

www.syriaonline.sy/?f=Details&catid=22&pageid=7643&g=1

A palace find from Tel Kabri:

thebrandeishoot.com/articles/13538
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.553495

cf
digkabri2013.files.wordpress.com/2012/09...son-at-tel-kabri.pdf

Vague item about a Hittite inscription from Alaca Houyuk:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/newly-discover...=56512&NewsCatID=375

Kanlitas (Turkey) appears to have been some sort of bracelet trading centre
6000 years b.p.:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-bracel...=56772&NewsCatID=375

A study of pollen suggests that drought contributed to/led to the late
Bronze Age
collapse of various eastern Mediterranean civilizations:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/world/middlee...-mystery.html?src=me
phys.org/news/2013-10-year-old-mystery-pollen.html
nationalgeographic.com.feedsportal.com/c...eology0C/story01.htm
forward.com/articles/186276/
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/clim...b64oi6-1226745524488
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.554347
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...apse-southern-levant
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/173104
www.jewishpress.com/news/dramatic-kinner...-empires/2013/10/22/
english.tau.ac.il/news/archeology_pollen

Plans to survey sites around the Black Sea in Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-project-ai...56511&NewsCatID=375#

Plans to restore a Mikveh near Temple Mount:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/173170#.Um0B6lOKLes

Interesting item on the ‘reception’ of Mesopotamian traditions in later
cultures:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/.premium-1.553219

What Amanda Podany is up to, cuneiform-wise:

www.thepolypost.com/news/cpp-history-pro...c5-0019bb30f31a.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Figuring out what Greek music sounded:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24611454

They’re digging at Sebastopolis again:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sebastopolis-a...=56563&NewsCatID=375

Very interesting child coffin find from Leicestershire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-24646627
www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/ro...hed-hinckley-6240616
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...hristian-burial.html
www.leicestermercury.co.uk/1-700-year-ol...16-detail/story.html

Remains of an ancient Roman neighbourhood under the Via del Tritone:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002671/ancien...via-del-tritone.html
www.ilmessaggero.it/roma/cronaca/via_del...39815.shtml(Italian)

All sorts of technology is examining Rome’s hidden aqueducts:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...idden-aqueducts.html

Brief item on the Sveshtari tomb:

www.novinite.com/articles/154960/Sveshta...aria+Celebrated+Life

Garum is making a comeback:

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/26/240...ises-again?sc=17&f=7

A suspiciously-clean head of Aphrodite from Hierapolis;

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/aphrodite-head...=56851&NewsCatID=375

Also from Hierapolis comes a statue of Cerberus (no photo, alas):

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...-Turkey_9511997.html
www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/english/...-in-turkey-no663827/

Plans to restore the theatre at Sparta:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/22/the-...n-way-of-restoration

Latest Lysistratidai:

grist.org/list/colombian-women-successfu...et-their-road-fixed/

More on that Etruscan tomb inhabitant:

frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320368-prince-...tual-say-researchers
www.livescience.com/40530-etruscan-warri...e-is-a-princess.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/e...broiderer-131023.htm
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/e...e-131023.htm(photos)

Reviewish/not really sort of thing on a Suetonius translation:

www.npr.org/2013/10/27/240556239/guilty-...lives-of-the-caesars

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 6500 years b.p. paddle (etc.) from near Bamburgh:

www.berwick-advertiser.co.uk/news/local/...ld-mystery-1-3153346

Very interesting collection of building remains from Old Uppsala (Sweden):

www.dn.se/kultur-noje/nyheter/pelarvagen...la-ar-ett-mysterium/
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/uniq...2ba99b894_story.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2465846...al-site.html(photos)

A medieval forge (etc) from an Oslo neighbourhood:

theforeigner.no/pages/news/norwegian-arc...t-middle-ages-items/

Finds from various periods at a Peterborough farm:

www.peterboroughtoday.co.uk/news/local/h...terborough-1-5620965

A Viking ‘parliament’ beneath a parking lot in Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-24579645

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/viki...l-car-park-1-3151064
news.yahoo.com/viking-parliament-discove...tland-165148066.html
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/pa...in-car-park.22492398

Finds from Bute Park might help shed light on Cardiff in the 16th century:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24675490
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/ra...und-cardiffs-6243751

Napoleon didn’t win in the replay of the Battle of Leipzig either:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/b...ref=nl-international

Interesting 3d ‘flythrough’ of London before the Great Fire:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...-the-Great-Fire.html

They’ve done some restoration at the Beeston Regis priory ruins:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-24660428

A 3000 years b.p. gold bracelet is on display at Ely Museum:

www.cambstimes.co.uk/news/solid_gold_bro...ely_museum_1_2920553

They’re laser scanning all those tunnels beneath Nottingham:

gizmodo.com/laser-scanning-hundreds-of-a...neath-not-1448991315

Efforts to save some medieval frescoes in an Armenian monastery:

armenpress.am/eng/news/737206/armenian-i...obayr-monastery.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Neolithic cave dwelling from China’s Ningxia Hui Autonomous region:

www.china.org.cn/china/2013-10/22/content_30369649.htm
www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/...cat/9366300fc9319e9b

… and a somewhat similar sort of thing from Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous
Region:

www.china.org.cn/china/2013-10/24/content_30394076.htm
www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=175406

Evidence that the Chinese were writing mostly with brushes 3000 years b.p.:

www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=175235

A Zoroastrian cemetery from Xinijang

www.kaogu.cn/en/detail.asp?ProductID=4491

On the threat of tomb raiders in China:

www.chinapost.com.tw/life/discover/2013/...717/Tomb-raiders.htm

There was more coverage of that search for gold that some Hindu mystic
dreamed about:

www.deepikaglobal.com/ENG5_sub.asp?ccode=ENG5&newscode=74428

… but so far they’ve only found some rusty iron and glass stuff:

in.news.yahoo.com/hunt-for-1000-tonnes-g...ngles-054312096.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65780

… the archaeologists hope to find some pottery:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/we-believ...l/article5255209.ece

Some 13th century inscriptions from Jajpur:

www.thestatesman.net/news/21600-13th-cen...jajpur-district.html

The Czechs are sponsoring archaeology in Afghanistan:

praguemonitor.com/2013/10/24/czechs-spon...haeology-afghanistan

Some ‘officials’ were fired in China in the wake of those fresco
‘restorations’ we mentioned a few weeks back:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24625277

…. here’s the story if you missed it (or we missed it):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65782

Not how UNESCO envisioned heritage sites being used I suspect:

phys.org/news/2013-10-stunt-philippine-heritage-site-ire.html

Latest on efforts to save Mohenjodaro:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...ave-Mohenjodaro.html

Feature on Thailand’s first female underwater archaeologist:

www.bangkokpost.com/lifestyle/interview/...diving-into-the-past

Review of Jung Chang, *Empress Dowager Cixi*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/books/review/...-cixi.html?ref=books
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 prehistoric high alpine sites from Wyoming:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/...ic-villages/2965263/

Human remains find halts pipeline construction in Saskatchewan:

www.huffingtonpost.ca/2013/10/23/pipelin...hewan_n_4150633.html

Latest activity at the Queen Anne’s Revenge site:

canadafreepress.com/index.php/article/58822
www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/n...91-0019bb2963f4.html

What they’re learning from the Montpelier slave quarters site:

www.nbc29.com/story/23783181/montpelier-...ng-the-past-to-light

Digging has commenced at Spiro Mounds:

swtimes.com/features/archaeological-dig-underway-spiro-mounds

Efforts to preserve sites on Tenderfoot Mountain:

www.western.edu/news/preserving-an-arche...-tenderfoot-mountain
www.themountainmail.com/free_content/art...01-0019bb30f31a.html

The US Capitol dome will be getting some restoration work:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-24633105

Digging in New York City:

gizmodo.com/the-streets-are-hollow-on-th...-1447810128/@maxread

Some guys have been diving the Hamilton and Scourge sites:

www.thespec.com/news-story/4163462-rogue...sit-shipwreck-sites/

Review of Sara Wheeler, *O My America*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/books/review/....html?ref=books&_r=0

Review(ish) of Craig Wilder, *Ebony and Ivy*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/19/books/ebony-a...-grow.html?ref=books
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A pair of pre-Columbian Inca mummies/burials from a Lima suburb:

phys.org/news/2013-10-mummies-ancient-peru-cemetery.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/south...ed-at-Peru-tomb.html

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65823
www.reuters.com/article/2013/10/24/us-pe...dUSBRE99N0ZT20131024
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24665427
www.bbc.co.uk/mundo/ultimas_noticias/201...eru_momias_jgc.shtml
www.ibtimes.com/two-mummies-found-inside...cades-photos-1441592
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 ‘endowment effect’ apparently doesn’t exist in hunter-gatherer
societies:

phys.org/news/2013-10-endowment-effect-h...ather-societies.html
www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-researc...ter-gather-societies

cf papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2255650 (abstract)
assets.wharton.upenn.edu/~eazevedo/paper...Endowment-Effect.pdf

Another feature on the use of assorted technologies in archaeology:

www.nbcnews.com/science/archaeologists-t...t-history-8C11349732

Interview with James Newhard on similar matters:

gizmodo.com/lasers-drones-and-future-tec...ines-of-a-1447601864

Feature on dendrochonology and the eastern Mediterranean:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rranean-temperatures

Feature on Lord Kelvin and his religious views:

www.bbc.co.uk/religion/0/24535331

Science v archaeological conspiracy theories:

gizmodo.com/when-science-and-archaeologi...ories-col-1446529030

The Folger Shakespeare Library is putting a pile of stuff online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24589338

A guy in Spain was acquitted of charges of smuggling antiquities:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia...fficking-antiquities

… and there were guilty pleas in that Dutch art theft trial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24636008

… while Odyssey Marine is coming under scrutinty again:

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...atchdog-8906374.html

On sea monsters on Medieval maps:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/artscience/2013...rs-on-medieval-maps/

… and pondering why medieval knights were always fighting snails:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...ays-fighting-snails/

The Emily Dickinson Archive site has some items of interest:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/23/books/enigmat...nline.html?ref=books

3d printers apparently can mimic brushstrokes:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/arts/internat...asters.html?ref=arts

More on that hymnology dictionary:

phys.org/news/2013-10-dictionary-hymnology-published.html

More on reconstructing Proto Indo European:

phys.org/news/2013-10-uk-linguist-recons...storic-language.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_v16n43.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n44.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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Geographic Knowledge in Greco-Roman Antiquity:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65739

Augustus:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65732
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2013/Oc...e-into-augustus.ashx
english.peopledaily.com.cn/90777/8433162.html

Beyond El Dorado:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65737

Masterpieces of Chinese Painting:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65861

Degas, Renoir, and Poetic Pastels:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65846

Passport to Paris:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65859

Roman Empire: Power and People:

www.eveningnews24.co.uk/lifestyle/romans...exhibition_1_2934414

Silverdale Viking Hoard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-24662093

The Power of Pictures:

beinecke.library.yale.edu/exhibitions/power-pictures

Glories of Byzantium:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/arts/design/b...al-gallery.html?_r=0
www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/a...gallery.html#photo=1

Book of Books:

christiannews.net/2013/10/27/hobby-lobby...um-planned-for-2017/

Yoga: The Art of Transformation:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24617961

www.newsdaily.com/asia/0649966023b245f09...hibit-on-art-of-yoga

Girl With a Pearl Earring:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/arts/design/t...osse.html?ref=design

Zurbaran:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/arts/internat...hadows.html?ref=arts

The Cleveland MoA’s director suddenly resigned:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Clevela...s-new-director/30792
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/22/cl...-resigns/?ref=design

The most powerful figure in the art world:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24643861

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Marie Antoinette:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/21/theater/revie...rep.html?ref=theater

The Harlot’s Progress:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/25/arts/music/be...-opera.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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George Ortiz:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/cult...52/George-Ortiz.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131020.mp3

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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:

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Interesting feature on hominid sculptor John Gurche:

www.bostonglobe.com/ideas/2013/11/03/joh...IX1as5iSM/story.html


Homo erectus is getting credit for creating some long slender tools a million years earlier than previously thought:

phys.org/news/2013-10-early-stone-tool-s...ticated-thought.html
cf
rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/...a4-ae69-7c7b6cc61222 (full
text)

Pondering homo ______________s

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/24/science/our-a...tml?ref=science&_r=0
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AFRICA
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Feature on a couple of slave-trade sites on the Ivory Coast:

news.abidjan.net/h/478884.html (French)

Feature on museums in Kenya and how they challenge current beliefs in the
area:

phys.org/news/2013-10-ancient-modern-cradle-mankind.html
artdaily.com/news/65912/National-Museums...nkind--#.UnGI-xAyHZk
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/10/29/ancient-s...in-humanitys-cradle/
www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/ancient-p...ing-humanitys-cradle


More on those figurines from Ghana:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ient-african-rituals
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...splayed-time-UK.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A huge stone has fallen from an (apparently) non-descript pharaonic tomb outside Cairo:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65989#.UnZCh1OKLes
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131...rrounding-egypt-tomb

Egypt is keeping an eye on the auctions:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Egypts-...-illicit-sales/30818

The Al-Muzawaka necropolis in Dakhla Oasis has opened to the public after some restoration work:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4486/47/The-necropolis-opens.aspx

On ‘satire’ in ancient Egypt:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/satirical-...ritage-archaeologist

Feature on the fate of Cairo’s Al-Muizz Li-Din Allah street in the wake of the revoluiion:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4530/17/Recover...from-revolution.aspx

Zahi Hawass is coming under US scrutiny apparently:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/america...quities-8909454.html
www.vocativ.com/10-2013/tut-tut-nat-geo-...famed-indiana-jones/

A major structure dating (possibly) from the time of Cyrus the Great at
Parsa:

tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/111817-...thed-near-persepolis
www.payvand.com/news/13/oct/1238.html

An ancient Jewish cemetery turns up during tunnel construction in Izmir:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2483536...rss&ns_campaign=1490

A Hittite site in suburban Istanbul:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/unearthed-hitt...=57088&NewsCatID=375

A mural from Catal Houyuk might be the first depiction of a volcanic
eruption:

www.livescience.com/40825-oldest-volcano...turkey-eruption.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24492-anc...-volcanic-blast.html
news.yahoo.com/oldest-volcano-painting-l...ption-183414741.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/9-000-year-old-p...-eruption-8C11498570

Interesting feature on the ‘salty pots of Ur’:

www.penn.museum/blog/collection/conserva...esalination-station/

A 1400 years b.p. Quran has gone missing from a Yemen museum:

www.abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=476845
www.yementimes.com/en/1724/news/3051/130...-National-Museum.htm

Antiquities thieves were arrested at Khirbat Umm er-Rus (an awful lot of attention for this one for some reason):

www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-thieve...ond-temple-era-site/
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/173312#.UnZHVVOKLes
www.jpost.com/National-News/Antiquities-...ce-indictment-329985

Turkey and Egypt are having some sort of spat over restoration of
antiquities:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=121690

The OI is seeking help from Iran to translate some tablets:

english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920806000840

General sort of feature on things found during the construction of that tunnel under the Bosporus:

phys.org/news/2013-10-turkey-sea-tunnel-link-continents.html

Latest in the effort to preserve/restore the Dead Sea:

jordantimes.com/project-to-preserve-dead...ts-character---study

An update of sorts on efforts to save all those Dilmun-associated mounds in
Bahrain:

edition.cnn.com/2013/10/31/world/meast/i...hips-away/index.html

More on climate change and the eastern Mediterranean:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.554347

More on that curse tablet from Jerusalem:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.555382
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=2025&module_id=#as

More on the Carmel Caves as UNESCO sites:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=12915
www.jns.org/news-briefs/2013/10/29/carme...-world-heritage-site

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of coverage of the discovery of a “roman-british’ eagle at a hotel development site in London:

www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...n-building-site.html
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...0-years-8911721.html
artdaily.com/news/65910/Pristine-Roman-s...he-Museum-of-London-
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/r...in-london-131030.htm
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-rom...sculpture-01504.html
www.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/europe/uk-l...fb103013romaneagle5p

edition.cnn.com/2013/10/30/world/europe/uk-london-roman-eagle/ (nice
slideshow)
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/518512/201310...logy-london-mola.htm
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art457316
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/r...in-london-131030.htm
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/1900-year-...e-discovered-2652811
www.theguardian.com/science/2013/oct/29/...london-sculpture-art
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65910


Also getting a lot of attention is a project mapping Rome’s aqueducts using
robots:

phys.org/news/2013-10-hi-tech-aqueduct-e...s-rome-frontier.html
news.discovery.com/tech/gear-and-gadgets...-aqueduct-131029.htm
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...idden-aqueducts.html
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...=2&objectid=11147243
artdaily.com/news/65909/Hi-tech-aqueduct...-s--final-frontier--
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2478907...-final-frontier.html
www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-2478...-final-frontier.html
www.afp.com/en/news/topstories/hi-tech-a...romes-final-frontier
www.news24.com/Technology/News/Hi-tech-e...nt-aqueduct-20131029
www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2013/10/29/h...ent-rome-s-aqueducts



A Roman child coffin from Warwickshire (we may have mentioned this last
week):

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...ar-old-roman-6262188
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-24730587
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/26/roman-...field_n_4164891.html

Major funding for a study of Roman ports:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-24742920
www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/10778009._/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-of-the-roman-empire
www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2013/oct/13_190.shtml

The Dallas MoA is the latest to return items to Italy:

artdaily.com/news/65961/First-display-of...Dallas-Museum-of-Art
www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/nov/02/eu-...-dallas-antiquities/
abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/d...ities-italy-20741343
news.yahoo.com/dallas-museum-returns-ant...italy-162520999.html
artsblog.dallasnews.com/2013/10/dallas-m...html/?nclick_check=1
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/Ar...rti_32807238358.html
(Italian)

… and, of course, they get something in return:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65961


The dig season at Zeugma has come to a close:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/digging-season...=56922&NewsCatID=375

Latest from Sveshtari (Bulgaria):

www.novinite.com/articles/154960/Bulgari...Tomb+Celebrated+Life

Interview with Stephen Miller about Nemea:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_23/10/2013_524520

Megara is now a protected site:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/10/30/gree...archaeological-site/
www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_30/10/2013_525387

In case you missed Rihanna as Medusa:

www.capitalfm.com/artists/rihanna/news/medusa-gq-magazine/

The Crosby Garret helmet is going on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cumbria-24692571

The Via Allesandrina has reopened at Trajan’s Market:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002690/via-al...rajan-s-markets.html

More on garum (that NPR thing):

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/10/26/240...ondiment-rises-again

More on Armand D’Angour’s Greek music project:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-ancient-Greece.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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A 7000 years b.p. site from Hungary has one of the oldest cases of
tuberculosis:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131030185934.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/plos-oot102913.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...n-7000-year-old-body
www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropol...is-europe-01507.html

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0078252



Evidence of 6000 years of occupation at Pays de Sainte Odile:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65946
www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actu...ans-d-occupation.htm
www.la-croix.com/Actualite/France/Pres-d...r-2013-10-31-1054049
(French)
www.newspress.fr/Communique_FR_272569_3047.aspx (French)

A Lusatian culture necropolis from Poland:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-years-of-occupation
www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,397...-near-wagrowiec.html


Sacrificed slaves in a Viking grave in Norway (we may have mentioned this):

www.livescience.com/40792-viking-slaves-sacrified-burial.html

TV archaeologists find items from various periods (including an Iron Age hill fort) near Kenfig:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-24723765

Interesting feature on Viking-Persian trade:

iranian.com/posts/view/post/23511

Burials from various periods found during pipeline construction in Bulgaria:

www.novinite.com/articles/155159/New+Arc...nearthed+in+Bulgaria

The Witches of Belvoir may have been ‘framed’:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24748721


The Cerne Abbas Giant has sprouted a moustache:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-dorset-24772626

Kisimul Castle will get some conservation done:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-24770634

The metal-detectorists in the UK seem to have a high-placed ally:

heritageaction.wordpress.com/2013/11/01/...every-archaeologist/

Still arguing over Henry IV’s head:

www.latimes.com/science/la-sci-king-henr...1031,0,7672266.story

Someone found some 700 years b.p. sheet music in Hereford Council’s
archives:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...n-7000-year-old-body

Suggestion that Otzi’s tattoos were an early form of acupuncture:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

More on that ‘monument’ from Sweden:

sciencenordic.com/huge-ancient-monument-found-sweden

More on that ‘Swedish Pompeii’:

www.nbcnews.com/science/archaeologists-u...h-pompeii-8C11338658
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A Bali man found a 2300 years b.p. sarcophagus while planting coffee:

www.thejakartaglobe.com/news/bali-man-fi...ile-planting-coffee/

Eight ‘hand cannons’ were found during renovations to Bangkok’s Front
Palace:

www.nationmultimedia.com/national/Ancien...Palace-30218438.html

Remains of a monastery beneath an 18th century Thai king’s tomb in Mandalay:

www.irrawaddy.org/burma/ancient-monaster...s-tomb-mandalay.html

Latest from that Unnao ‘gold hunt’:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Unnao-...cleshow/25169093.cms

… including ongoing criticism:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-sta...t/article5296934.ece
www.hindustantimes.com/audio-news-video/...rticle2-1145268.aspx
newindianexpress.com/nation/Gold-hunt-AS...0/article1863673.ece
newindianexpress.com/opinion/Nation-slip...0/article1863017.ece
www.telegraphindia.com/1131030/jsp/natio...752.jsp#.UnGJbxAyHZk

… and there’s talk of the dig ending soon:

newindianexpress.com/nation/ASIs-gold-hu...9/article1862729.ece

Plans to excavate at a Dutch fort in Pulicat:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/asi...t/article5286361.ece

There’s some digging to do in Ayodhya, apparently:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/asi-yet-t...a/article5305435.ece

Latest finds from Jaffna fort (Sri Lanka):

www.tamilnet.com/art.html?catid=13&artid=36789

A 1500 years b.p. Roman coin in a Chinese tomb:

english.donga.com/srv/service.php3?biid=2013102946378

The early Maori may have had gout problems:

www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago057251.html

Concerns for some Buddhist sites in Pakistan:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/10/24/Budd...69963/#ixzz2j3AAiA9R

Move a river to protect a temple?:
www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/article5288276.ece

A ‘ghostly’ Hong Kong conservation piece:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-china-24302108

Feature on the Forbidden City:

www.livescience.com/40764-forbidden-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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DNA suggests a different model for the peopling of the Americas:

www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/art...r-Native-Americans-/

A dig near Lake George (NY) has turned up some 10 000 years b.p. artifacts:

phys.org/news302453175.html
www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/10/...r_old_artifacts.html
www.northcountrypublicradio.org/news/sto...-at-lake-george-site

Suggestion that flooding may have contributed to/led to Cahokia’s decline:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/13...-archaeology-pollen/

Some Beothuk house pit sites:

www.thelabradorian.ca/section/2013-10-28...dentifying-history/1
www.thepacket.ca/section/2013-10-28/arti...dentifying-history/1
www.thegeorgian.ca/News/Regional/2013-10...dentifying-history/1

A Swedish cannon from the QAR:

www.thelocal.se/20131101/blackbeards-swe...-dredged-up-from-sea

… and other things too:

phys.org/news/2013-10-archeologists-boot...blackbeard-ship.html
www.carolinacoastonline.com/news_times/a...23-001a4bcf887a.html
www.cp24.com/world/5-cannons-recovered-f...hone&redirect=false#

Radio interviewish thing on Camp Stanton:

programs.wypr.org/podcast/remembering-camp-stanton

They’ve finally located the wreck of the Roberval in Lake Ontario:

www.theprovince.com/news/explorers+find+...e/9101648/story.html
www.thespec.com/news-story/4183430-wreck...rio-in-1916-located/
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/ex...15156250/?cmpid=rss1

… and the Mary Ann in Lake Superior:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/thunder-bay/thund...oric-wreck-1.2254704

Concerns for sites in North Carolina:

www.wnct.com/story/23806070/archaeologis...-destroying-nc-sites
www.dailyadvance.com/ap/staten/archaeolo...ing-nc-sites-2205575
www.rockymounttelegram.com/ap/staten/arc...ing-nc-sites-2205575

Concerns for some house foundations near Louisbourg:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/backh...louisbourg-1.2288363

Mercury contamination as a ‘legacy’ of the California gold rush:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/10/131028163001.htm
phys.org/news/2013-10-documents-contamin...california-gold.html
news.discovery.com/earth/rocks-fossils/g...y-mercury-131030.htm
www.livescience.com/40794-gold-rush-mercury-pollution.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...alifornian-gold-rush
www.universityofcalifornia.edu/news/article/30258

Marking a century at the La Brea Tarpits:

www.csmonitor.com/USA/2013/1029/La-Brea-...asphalt-video(Video)
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...take-months-to-sink/
www.universityherald.com/articles/5210/2...s-angeles-museum.htm
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/10/28/Los-...018318/?spt=rln&or=1
www.frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320471-la-...100-years-excavation
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Large reliefs of humans and birds at Huaca Partida (Peru):

the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000749479
www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-archaeolo...huaca-partida-101274
www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/noticia-reliefs...-in-peru-480100.aspx

A 3000 years b.p. Chavin (maybe) religious site from Peru:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013...er-in-northern-peru/
www.larepublica.pe/31-10-2013/walter-alv...ncia-chavin(Spanish)
www.larepublica.pe/30-10-2013/lambayeque...ra-chavin-en-canaris
(Spanish)
www.rpp.com.pe/2013-10-30-descubren-orac...-noticia_643776.html
(Spanish)

I think we’ve mentioned these two mummies from a Lima suburb:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24665427
www.business-standard.com/article/news-i...-113102500091_1.html

A 600 years bp Chimu road in northern Peru was ‘destroyed’:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-600-year-old-c...northern-peru-101241

On the use of drones to map the pyramids of Zuleta

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...amids-zuleta-ecuador

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Study suggests we might learn more (because it’s cheaper) from RNA than DNA:

news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2013/10/...ng-ancient-human-dna

OpEd praising forgeries:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/opinion/sunda...html?hp&rref=opinion

On the history of spying:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24749166

Not sure where to put this interviewish/reviewish thing with Dan Lieberman:

grist.org/living/the-caveman-dilemma-why...lves-and-our-planet/

Interesting feature on automatons:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/science/the-a...ear.html?ref=science

The Rothschild Prayerbook is coming to auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65970
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/arts/design/r...uction.html?ref=arts

… as is ‘the definitive portrait’ of Jane Austen:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65952
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24755537

Feature on some 17th century botanical paintings:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/609f72dc-3c94-11e3-86ef-00144feab7de.html

Feature on the names which have dominated elite UK universities for
centuries:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2479271...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Dutch museums have a lot of Nazi-looted art, it seems:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-24727965
au.ibtimes.com/articles/518042/20131030/...tch.htm#.UnZky1OKLes
www.ydr.com/lifestyle/ci_24410339/dutch-...rks-likely-looted-by

Someone is stealing trophies from assorted NY area country clubs:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/29/sports/a-trop...es-for-the-gold.html

Studying an old bat:

phys.org/news/2013-10-old-bat-gets-a-new.html#jCp

Review of Deborah Solomon,*American Mirror*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/books/america...olomon.html?ref=arts
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Roman Britain:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...the-best-sights.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_v16n44.html

… and the one which will appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n45.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 ================================================================
The Greeks - From Agamemnon to Alexander the Great:

blogs.ottawacitizen.com/2013/11/01/huge-...-coming-to-gatineau/
www.heraldonline.com/2013/10/31/5358636/...ntiquity-coming.html

Geographic Knowledge in Greco Roman Antiquity:

online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240...04579137923797635300

Power of Poison:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/27/arts/artsspec...power-of-poison.html

Book of Books:

www.jpost.com/Arts-and-Culture/Article.aspx?id=329874
www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=38714
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4445697,00.html

El Dorado:

www.businessweek.com/news/2013-10-27/dru...-in-u-dot-k-dot-show

Gems of Impressionism:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=65873#.UnZnqFOKLes

Bartok:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/arts/internat...d-felt.html?ref=arts

Allegory and Illusion:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/arts/design/a...museum.html?ref=arts

Beethoven’s Ninth:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/arts/music/be...morgan.html?ref=arts

Belgium is fixing up its colonial museum:

www.newsdaily.com/africa/8b40578d74543f8...amps-colonial-museum

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Midsummer Night’s Dream:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/theater/the-l...-dream.html?ref=arts

La Vestale:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/arts/with-la-...ontini.html?ref=arts

Looking ahead to Strauss’ 150th:

www.nytimes.com/2013/10/30/arts/internat...s-game.html?ref=arts

Following the Ninth:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/01/movies/follow...legacy.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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John Basil Hennessy:

www.australianarchaeology.com/2013/10/va...john-basil-hennessy/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131027.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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New Cities in Late Antiquity (November 9-10):

www.nit-istanbul.org/NewCitiesinLateAntiquity.pdf
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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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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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They’re going to be poking around the Rising Star cave system over the next couple of weeks:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11...r-fossil-excavation/

… and here’s a feature on what they found a year or so ago in Malapa Cave:

student.societyforscience.org/article/where-do-humans-come

Recent finds relating to Neanderthals in Italy (I think we had this one
already):

onward.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11/03...t-neanderthal-lives/

What lice tell us about human evolution:

www.livescience.com/41028-lice-reveal-cl...human-evolution.html

A fact sheet on homo erectus:

www.livescience.com/41048-facts-about-homo-erectus.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Although we’re getting a (somewhat) new theory on the death of tut, the documentary-hype of the media reports seems to concentrate on his apparent in-coffin spontaneous
combustion:

phys.org/news303231816.html
www.livescience.com/40925-king-tuts-deat...eous-combustion.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/c...-tut-died-131104.htm
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11...archaeology-science/
www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2013/11/91-...king-tuts-death.html
nypost.com/2013/11/03/tutankhamun-may-ha...taneously-combusted/
io9.com/king-tuts-body-cooked-while-insi...rcophagus-1457839598
www.nbcnews.com/science/crash-then-burn-...my-caught-8C11528450
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...-in-a-chariot-crash/
www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/348...-Tutankhamun-on-fire
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...hariot-accident.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/1...s-another-twist.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/solve...s-death-8919262.html
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/03/egyptolog...taneously-combusted/

… while the replica tomb of Tut is set to open soon:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24478909
www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-24926...future-tourists.html

Feature on how they found Tut’s tomb:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/picture...ankhamun-photography
travel.yahoo.com/blogs/compass/nov-4-192...-tomb-191720368.html

A very nice wesekh (collar) has been found and restored:

www.livescience.com/40955-mummy-collar-f...n-egyptian-tomb.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/mummys-colorful-...tian-tomb-8C11544706

A mummy in a Perth museum has been tentatively identified:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-24833833

Egypt has deployed armed guards at remote temple sites:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/85...uards-at-remote.aspx

Israel has returned a bunch of Egyptian antiquities which were headed for
auction:

www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=71043

Egyptian police recovered a stolen Egyptian shrine:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/85...hrine-recovered.aspx
news.egypt.com/en/2011032213995/news/-en...atues-recovered.html
www.artsjournal.com/realcleararts/2009/0..._artifacts_reco.html

A paper on the coffin of Nefer-renepet:

www.anthroserbia.org/Content/PDF/Article...9c430f29feea8df3.pdf

Suggestion that Cyrus originally named Persepolis Parsa (I’m not sure I follow this):

www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/111...period-archaeologist

Latest finds from Kultepe:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=122174
www.archaiologia.gr/en/blog/2013/11/06/news-from-kultepe/
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...dating-karum-kanesh/

They’re digging at Karkemish:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...l-Qaeda_9572657.html

I’m kind of puzzled at the media attention being given to a study suggesting Israel’s wild boars originated in Europe:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/afot-gsp110413.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131104152728.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-genetic-israel-wild-boars-europe.html
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/world/middlee...rchers-say.html?_r=0
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.556396

A list of five of the major sites damaged during the Syrian conflict:

english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13920814000419

… along with an ongoing concerns therefor piece:

www.forbes.com/sites/nathanraab/2013/11/...-document-treasures/

What Robert Cargill is up to:

www.desmoinesregister.com/article/20131110/NEWS/311100054/1001/

On saving the records of the history of Jews in Iraq:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-24830078

… and a feature on the archives:

www.timesofisrael.com/rescued-from-sadda...-finally-on-display/

Cornell is going to return some cuneiform tablets to Iraq:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/arts/cultu....story#axzz2jhClKTnn
www.smh.com.au/world/tablet-artefacts-co...-20131104-2wwx4.html
www.iraqnews.net/index.php/sid/218155159/scat/c31d0aaa23b24a75

A one-man show on the DSS?:

www.dcourier.com/main.asp?SectionID=74&S...114&ArticleID=124929

Interesting feature on Moses Shapira and his activities:

www.timesofisrael.com/in-the-footsteps-of-a-master-forger/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman finds from a Peterborough solar farm:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-24835569
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art458139

Vague item on statue found underwater near Baiae:

news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2013/11/08/09/...at-underwater-palace
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131...r-palace-near-naples
www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/english/...y-of-naples-no667737

Annoyingly vague item on an impending wall ‘crumbling’ at Pompeii:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...umbling_9566866.html

Looking for remains of the Battle of the Aegades:

www.nottinghampost.com/University-expert...56-detail/story.html

… and finding things:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2488336...ttle-discovered.html

Finds from various periods at Prastio (Cyprus):

famagusta-gazette.com/cyprus-archaeologi...cation-p21192-69.htm
www.moi.gov.cy/moi/pio/pio.nsf/All/D397C...t=Prastio-Mesorotsos

A sarcophagus from Perge might be returned:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/stolen-sarcoph...=57590&NewsCatID=375

Britain has returned a pile of Dacian coins to Romania:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/131...s-returned-britain-0

Malta has expanded the Area of Archeological Importance at Rabat:

www.independent.com.mt/articles/2013-11-...extended-3129147393/

Feature on Maximinus:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/11/a-gian...peror-maximinus.html

Latest Crosby Garrett helmet news:

www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/NEWS/107...oman_Helmet/?ref=rss

A German couple is accused of possessing some purloined pottery:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/11/06/germ...n-greek-antiquities/

Silliness about the Romans inventing facebook:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...an-social-media.html

Plans to dig up and touristify Exeter’s Roman baths:

www.exeterexpressandecho.co.uk/Plans-dig...31-detail/story.html

Review of Susan Mattern, *Prince of Medicine*:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/10/galen-roman-empire

Review of Tom Holland’s Herodotus translation:

www.newstatesman.com/2013/10/benefit-doubt

Review(ish) of Peter Jones, *Veni,Vidi, Vici*:

www.spectator.co.uk/books/9072061/veni-v...-peter-jones-review/

More on that Romano-British eagle:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...rks-ever-discovered/

More on the sound of Greek music:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...tually-sounded-like/

More on that UN-L Aphrodite find:

www.omaha.com/article/20131104/NEWS/131109507/1707

More on that child’s coffin from Leicestershire:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art457722
Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Plenty of press attention for an app focusing on the archaeology of Wales:

www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/1043...-comes-to-Wales.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24847479
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-24854273
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/wo...reveal-whole-6279473
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/world-firs...app-uncovers-2686274

Interesting deformed skull from France:

io9.com/french-archaeologists-discover-b...served-de-1458835300

Some unused cist graves from Galloway:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-bronze-age-galloway

On slaves in Viking burials:

www.thelocal.no/20131105/vikings-slaves-...nd-buried-by-masters
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ithin-viking-society
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313003117 (full
text)

cf
www.academia.edu/4549826/Slaves_as_buria...ancient_DNA_analyses

More Civil War defenses found at Brandon Hill:

www.bristolpost.co.uk/Survey-reveals-def...03-detail/story.html

Testing quarrying techniques at Melsvik Chert Quarries (Norway):

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...lsvik-chert-quarries
per-storemyr.net/2012/11/02/firesetting-...-in-northern-norway/

Finds from Udal are to remain in the area:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-24840147

The arguing continues over Henry IV’s head:

phys.org/news/2013-11-french-king-henry-iv-stars.html

Pondering the Gates of Paradise:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/opinion/sunda...f-paradise-open.html

More on Viking-Persian silk trade:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131101091735.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-norwegian-vikings-silk-persia.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-silk-viking-burials
sciencenordic.com/norwegian-vikings-purchased-silk-persia
www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/05/333143/...ound-in-viking-ship/

More on that Lusatian necropolis in Poland:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...y-revealed-in-poland
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...toy-rattle-clay.html

More on froglegeating Britons:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11...nch-english-british/
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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On the origins of cattle farming in China:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131108091027.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-uncover-cattle-farming-china.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/uoy-ruo110713.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ming-uncovered-china

Three 9000 years b.p. flutes from Jiahu:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/11/04/Anci.../UPI-93711383597810/
www.artsjournal.com/slippeddisc/2013/11/...-9000-years-ago.html
articles.latimes.com/1999/sep/23/local/me-13282
english.people.com.cn/90782/8444164.html
www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/...cat/9366300fc9319e9b
www.shakuhachi.com/K-9KChineseFlutes-Nature.html

They used ‘ice roads’ to move the huge blocks used to construct the Forbidden City:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24772077
www.nature.com/news/ice-proved-cool-way-...rbidden-city-1.14090
phys.org/news/2013-11-workers-forbidden-city-stones-roads.html
www.npr.org/2013/11/04/242305465/howd-th...-of-ice?sc=17&f=1001
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/10...ity-culture-science/
arstechnica.com/science/2013/11/chinese-...bidden-citys-stones/
www.china.org.cn/arts/2013-11/06/content_30514013.htm
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...lt-from-stone-on-ice
news.yahoo.com/chinas-forbidden-city-bui...tones-200654115.html

They’ve found the helmet that goes with that Kofun armour mentioned last
week:

the-japan-news.com/news/article/0000771731

Kushan and Gupta era pottery from Unnao:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Delhi/kusha...d/article5328905.ece

… but they’re still yakking about seers and gold:

www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/unnao-...rticle1-1147032.aspx
www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/unnao-...rticle1-1145130.aspx
articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...us-zone-5-20-m-depth
www.financialexpress.com/news/after-unna...writes-to-pm/1190433
www.indianexpress.com/news/unnao-down-un...old-goes-on/1190412/
articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/201...gold-excavation-seer

Plans to restore the Bardarpur fort:

www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/badarp...n/article5311783.ece
news.oneindia.in/india/mughal-era-badarp...estored-1335523.html
news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=815964

Big bucks for a study of Hindu and Buddhist art:

www.thehindu.com/news/international/worl...t/article5310134.ece

India continues its quest to repatriate some stolen antiquities:

blogs.reuters.com/india/2013/11/08/india...stolen-antiques-asi/

Interview with Jung Chang about her book on Cixi:

sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/10/31/...woman-leading-china/

More on that Bali sarcophagus find:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/04/farme...ting-coffee-in-bali/
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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Curious about some fluted spear points from Alaska:

bionews-tx.com/news/2013/11/01/texas-pro...rival-north-america/
www.kbtx.com/news/local/headlines/Texas-...y-Man-230097951.html
www.chron.com/default/article/A-M-Baylor...-America-4953873.php

Remains of more than a dozen 2000 years b.p. villages in the Wyoming
Mountains:

westerndigs.org/thirteen-prehistoric-vil...f-tribal-migrations/

Recent finds from Texada Island:

prpeak.com/articles/2013/11/08/news/doc5...9fd823d496878032.txt

Some points from Winona County:

www.winonapost.com/stock/functions/VDG_P...ome_page=1&archives=

Construction crews run into some evidence of the early days of Iowa City:

thegazette.com/2013/11/03/unexpected-dis...es-found-at-ui-site/

Plans for more digs in the Aleutians:

phys.org/news/2013-11-human-migration-is...leutian-islands.html
news.ku.edu/2013/10/21/researcher-extend...ted-aleutian-islands

Feature on Pocahontas:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...ontas-228934901.html

Feature on the Clovis Point:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...lture-228878121.html

The Los Angeles Aqueduct is 100 years old:

phys.org/news/2013-11-los-angeles-fetes-years-aqueduct.html

Feature on Gracie Mansion:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/03/nyregion/new-...-item-the-mayor.html

Another feature on the La Brea tarpits:

www.economist.com/news/science-and-techn...pools-rancho-la-brea

Review(ish) of Doris Kearns Goodwin, *The Bully Pulpit*:

www.npr.org/2013/11/04/242405056/teddy-r...nce-was?sc=17&f=1008
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Following peccary trails leads to a petroglyph discovery in Brazil:

news.discovery.com/history/pig-like-beas...-drawings-131108.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-white-lipped-pecca...gical-discovery.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/wcs-wpt110713.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131107162302.htm
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-cav...gs-brazil-01529.html
www.livescience.com/41038-peccaries-anci...wings-discovery.html
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/520670/201311...rs-brazil-photos.htm

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-in-brazilian-forest

Human burials from Maranga (Peru) included dogs too:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...-in-lima-peru/27844/

Possible Aburraes burial found in Medellin:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...dellin-colomb/27859/
www.elcolombiano.com/BancoConocimiento/T...rrio_de_medellin.asp
(Spanish)

More on that 3000 years b.p. temple from Lambayeque:

www.emol.com/noticias/tecnologia/2013/10...n-norte-de-peru.html
latinalista.com/2013/11/archaeologists-f...-skeletons-lima-peru

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2013...-peru-cemetery/print

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...-in-lima-peru-101324
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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Recreating a John Donne sermon in a very interesting way:

www.newsobserver.com/2013/11/05/3344227/...nd-17th-century.html
www.miamiherald.com/2013/11/06/3735567/t...ngs-john-donnes.html

On the origins of orange cheese:

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/07/243...bright-orange-cheese

All sorts of coverage of the discovery of a Nazi-looted-art trove in a Munich apartment (these all vary in focus):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66017
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66100
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66084
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24812078
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24818541
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24794970
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/05/arts/design/t...ment.html?ref=design

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/arts/design/d...aler.html?ref=design
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/arts/design/g...rove.html?ref=design
www.nytimes.com/2013/11/06/arts/design/i...will.html?ref=design

cf: www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66031

… this gives a good overview of what was in the ‘trove’:

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/11/05/...l-works?sc=17&f=1008

Pondering Camus:

www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/07/2...versial?sc=17&f=1001

On the origins (‘modern’) of the municipal water supply:

wamc.org/post/dr-john-broich-case-wester...tory-municipal-water

Rethinking the opening line of Beowulf:

phys.org/news/2013-11-real-english-poem-line.html

Looking at the past through grammar:

phys.org/news/2013-11-grammatical-window.html
www.mpg.de/7593833/weltatlas_fuer_sprachen (German) www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ructures-window-past

Honouring Alfred Russell Wallace:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24839299

Feature on Proust’s *Swann’s Way*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/books/celebra...usts-swanns-way.html

Another feature on Sarah Parcak’s work:

mashable.com/2013/11/06/space-archaeology/

Hoodlums:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/11/06/...e-from-san-francisco

A copy of Napoleon’s will is coming to auction:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/05/co...apolean-will-auction

The Bronte Society has acquired a miniature by Charlotte:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66051

Trephination exempla:

sutured-infection.tumblr.com/post/634158...ll-showing-different
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Cambodia:

www.independent.co.uk/travel/asia/treasu...-jungle-8928653.html

Cappadocia:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...d714ca4dd_story.html

Assorted sites in Peru:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-24885...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Alexandria:

www.dw.de/alexandria-bride-of-the-mediterranean-sea/a-17212137

Gladiator School:

www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/...d714ca4dd_story.html

Roman remains:

www.google.com/url?q=http://www.huffingt...BYoIAVNEjpwmX7rtlSFQ

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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_v16n45.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n46.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 ================================================================
Rubens, van Dyck and the Flemish School:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66143

Civil War Drawings:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66123

One Day in Pompeii:

www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/one-day...lphia-231185201.html

Cyrus Cylinder:

www.jewishjournal.com/thewideangle/item/encounter_history

Nur: Light in Art and Science in the Islamic World:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/arts/internat...cience.html?ref=arts

Leonardo:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/arts/design/m...-reale.html?ref=arts

Beyond El Dorado:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24807523

Rome in Your Pocket:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66046

Monet:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/arts/design/m...y-side.html?ref=arts

Silla: Korea’s Golden Kingdom:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/arts/design/s...seum.html?ref=design

Matthias Corvinus:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/arts/celebrat...edicis.html?ref=arts

Big bucks for a Chinese dragon moonflask:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66148

The NYT has a fine arts and exhibits supplement:

www.nytimes.com/pages/arts/artsspecial/index.html?ref=design

Another feature on the art market in China:

www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/china-art-fraud/?ref=design

Coverage of Sotheby’s impressionist sale:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-24807523
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Great Expectations:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/08/movies/great-...newell.html?ref=arts

Variations on Bach and Beethoven:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/07/arts/music/an...-hall.html?ref=music
Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

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

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

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

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OBITUARIES
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Francois Bovon:

www.hds.harvard.edu/news-events/articles...7ois-bovon-1938-2013
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131103.mp3

Archaeonews Podcast 238:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-238
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]
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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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