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EARLY HOMINIDS
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I honestly don’t quite understand this stone-tipped spears earlier than
‘humans’ story:

news.discovery.com/human/evolution/stone...of-humans-131113.htm
www.news.com.au/technology/science/stone...jwl2dr-1226760914934

cf www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078092

… nor this one on the “evolution” of music:

news.discovery.com/animals/monkey-human-...years-ago-131112.htm


Denisovan DNA suggests there was some other hominid mixing inolved:

www.nature.com/news/mystery-humans-spice...nt-sex-lives-1.14196
www.nbcnews.com/science/steamy-gene-pool...-ancestor-2D11623882
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24603-mys...enisovan-genome.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...erent-creatures.html
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/20/ancient-h...-of-the-rings-world/
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/11/19/DNA-.../UPI-70651384895737/
www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/art...omes-Reveal-Secrets/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2013/11/...ankind/#.Uo0cdOIyHZk

Elsewhere on the DNA front is the discovery of the ‘immune gene’ in
Neanderthals:

phys.org/news/2013-11-team-immune-gene-neanderthals.html

www.sciencecodex.com/research_team_disco..._neanderthals-123567

… which is possibly a good thing, since they’ve also found traces of
Neanderthal viruses in modern human DNA:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131119230442.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-virus-dna-neanderthal-genome-modern.html
www.universityherald.com/articles/5725/2...-cancer-hiv-aids.htm
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24598-nea...n-modern-humans.html
www.sci-news.com/genetics/science-deniso...human-dna-01558.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...odern-human-DNA.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/neanderthal-viruses-human-dna-170003377.html
www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2013/131119.html

cf www.cell.com/current-biology/abstract/S0960-9822%2813%2901269-4
(summary)
www.cell.com/current-biology/fulltext/S0960-9822%2813%2901269-4
(full text)

Remains of a Neanderthal camp in the Netherlands:

www.s-hertogenbosch.nl/nc/nieuws/bericht...nderthalerkampement/
www.iamexpat.nl/read-and-discuss/expat-p...amp-major-dutch-find

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...scovered-netherlands

They’ve also found evidence that Neanderthals knew how to make string:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029432....eanderthal-site.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...erthal-string-theory
cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0277379113003788
(abstract)

They’re finding plenty of items of interest in that Rising Star Cave system:

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11...ing-star-expedition/
www.nbcnews.com/science/cave-women-unear...-ancestor-2D11603661
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-200-hominin-fossils
ca.news.yahoo.com/dig-hominid-bones-begi...nkind-003049019.html
www.livescience.com/41113-cradle-of-huma...ssil-excavation.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/dig-hominid-bone...humankind-2D11577467
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/12/dig-f...in-cradle-humankind/
www.sabc.co.za/news/a/23f5390041c15837a3...-Cradle-of-Humankind

… and the Rising Star Expedition has a blog to follow:

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/blog/rising-star-expedition/

On “cavemen” and the accuracy of their cave paintings, comparatively
speaking:

discovermagazine.com/2013/dec/06-cave-pa...up-on-modern-artists

Feature on Neanderthals:

discovermagazine.com/2013/dec/22-20-thin...erthals#.UpHrlifzM7A

Latest (it seems) reconstructions of what some early hominids looked like:

www.culture24.org.uk/science-and-nature/...ce-history/art458956

More on Neanderthals and toothpicks:

blogs.plos.org/everyone/2013/11/13/picke...-to-fight-toothache/
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AFRICA
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The petroglyphs of Asli Rich in Morocco are in danger

www.leconomiste.com/article/912693-smara...e-asli-rich-en-p-ril

(French)

Overviewish thing on studies of Nigeria’s Nok culture:

www.thisdaylive.com/articles/nigeria-s-n...man-scholars/163831/
www.tribune.com.ng/news2013/index.php/en...e-stuns-germany.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A pair of ‘amateur archaeologists’ managed to scrape some paint off the
walls
of a chamber for the Cheops pyramid (!):

www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/cheop...-decke-a-934939.html

Brief item on five pharaonic heads being found near Luxor:

phys.org/news/2013-11-pharaonic-statue-egypt.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...34-bce6-fe1923a968ab
artdaily.com/news/66314/Five-pharaonic-s...eads-found-in-Egypt-
www.france24.com/en/20131116-five-pharao...ue-heads-found-egypt
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/11/18/archaeolo...m-the-pharaonic-era/
news.yahoo.com/five-pharaonic-statue-hea...egypt-182827533.html
luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2013/1...crowns-found-in.html

A couple of other 3500 years b.p. statues (a priest and a scribe) from
Luxor as well:

www.newkerala.com/news/story/89306/happy...ha.html#.UpH7RSfzM7A
en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/statues-dating...egypt-020413784.html
my.news.yahoo.com/statues-dating-back-3-...egypt-020004370.html
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia...ered-at-egypt-temple

Brief item on the find of a pair of Thutmose III statues:

www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=71143

… this seems to be related:

luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2013/1...is-iii-mortuary.html

On ‘meat mummies”:

phys.org/news/2013-11-ancient-egyptians-...lavor-mummified.html
phys.org/news304084728.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/ancient-egypt-ev...mummified-2D11603451

blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...-lovingly-preserved/

Tut’s sister was stolen during that Mallawi Museum carnage and is still
missing:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/afric...er-goes-missing.html
abcnews.go.com/blogs/headlines/2013/11/k...assive-museum-heist/
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2507516...-rioting-summer.html

They figured out why that Egyptian statue in the Manchester Museum was
spinning:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25034950
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2510325...-heavy-footfall.html

Feature on a pyramid-age love story:

www.livescience.com/41237-love-revealed-in-egypt-tomb.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/pyramid-age-love...vid-color-2D11603592

Not sure what’s going on here, newswise, but the Independent is all agog
over Zahi Hawass ‘banishing’ Beyonce from the pyramids:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...a-jones-8957818.html

… but most of what they’re yakking about happened back in 2009:

jam.canoe.ca/Music/2009/11/12/11729816-w...cid=rssentertainment

Italian technology being used to restore papyri in Egypt:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...-papyri_9638580.html

Egypt seized a pile of items being smuggled into Israel:

www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Report-Egypt-s...d-into-Israel-332222
www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=648696

… not sure if this is the same or not:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66155
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.557448
www.middleeastmonitor.com/index.php?opti...50:africa&Itemid=116

On a nude Canaanite goddess ‘conquering’ Egypt:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.557382

On the life of women in the ancient Levant:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.559113

Cuneiform writing found in Oman:

www.timesofoman.com/News/Article-25661.aspx#

Remains of an Elymais temple from southwestern Iran:

www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/112...in-southwestern-iran
www.presstv.ir/detail/2013/11/11/334152/...elds-elymais-temple/

Interesting finds from Chalo (Iran):

www.tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/112...in-northeastern-iran
tehrantimes.com/arts-and-culture/112191-...lso-ate-kaleh-pacheh

Evidence of ritual meals in Mt Carmel caves some13000+ years b.p.:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.558690

Latest from Kultepe:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/monumental-str...=57678&NewsCatID=375
www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=122174

Plenty of excitement about a 3700 years b.p. ‘wine cellar’ from Tel Kabri:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/23/science/in-ru...-antiquity.html?_r=0
www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...-tasted-like/281777/
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240...04579213652875322822
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...amon-mint-honey.html
www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2013/1...cellar-israel/366762
www.livescience.com/41418-oldest-palace-wine-cellar.html
www.newswise.com/articles/view/610632/?sc=c5
bigstory.ap.org/article/ancient-wine-cel...-sophisticated-drink
news.yahoo.com/oldest-royal-wine-cellar-...srael-131357119.html
www.battlecreekenquirer.com/usatoday/article/3667621
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/22/an...lar-canaanite-israel
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131122084543.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/bu-adl112013.php
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/21/246...-700-year-old-cellar
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131122084543.htm
www.gwhatchet.com/2013/11/22/archeologis...oldest-wine-cellars/
phys.org/news/2013-11-team-civilization-...st-wine-cellars.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...e-3700-year-old-wine

A First Temple (or earlier) altar from Shiloh:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/174215
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=13467
www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeologists-...mple-era/2013/11/20/
www.algemeiner.com/2013/11/20/shiloh-alt...nt-religious-center/

Evidence of a Canaanite city beneath the site of Gezer:

www.livescience.com/41143-city-found-under-canaanite-city.html
www.swbts.edu/campus-news/news-releases/...solomone28099s-city/
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...era-ruins-131118.htm
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/21/ancien...srael_n_4297784.html
www.newser.com/story/177695/ancient-city...lical-era-ruins.html

Feature on the dig at Karkemish:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...5799081206163206144#
!

Byzantine burials from Kirsehir (Turkey):

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/male-bones-fou...=57591&NewsCatID=375
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-city-d...=58042&NewsCatID=375

The ‘lab side’ of a dig in Jordan:

www.knox.edu/news-and-events/news-archiv...eramic-analysis.html


Suggestion that the Israeli government “vandalized” the James Ossuary:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/11/israe...ce-held-bones-jesus/
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/w...andalized-131112.htm

Merchants and antiquities inspectors are feuding in Israel:

www.wnd.com/2013/11/antiquities-battle-p...tors/?cat_orig=money
www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.558122

An antiquities thief (or thieves) caught red-handed in Israel:

www.jewishpress.com/news/pa-archaeologic...rtifacts/2013/11/17/
www.jpost.com/National-News/Antiquities-...-buried-coins-332068

OpEddish on Samaria National Park:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/culture/2013/11...l-park-samaria.html#

Feature on the Rosetta Stone:

www.ndsmcobserver.com/news/professor-ana...3116326#.UpIG5ifzM7A

Jesus’ trial was apparently legal:

www.news.com.au/world/trial-of-jesus-was...dir2ev-1226758611670
world.time.com/2013/11/13/study-jesus-crucifixion-was-legal/
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/breaking/1...s-jesus-trial-legal/
cathnews.com/cathnews/16046-trial-of-jes...panish-scholar-finds

More on the death and/or spontaneous combustion of Tut:

phys.org/news303386292.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...t-so-fast-131112.htm
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66204
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...-in-a-chariot-crash/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A statue of Kerberos (and others) from Hierapolis:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/20/gate-...recovered-in-turkey/
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/g...in-turkey-131118.htm

...and they’re working at the necropolis too:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-graves...=58110&NewsCatID=375

A Roman villa and ‘spa’ from Loutraki:

thegreekstar.com/index.php/news/item/189...lla--spa-in-loutraki
greece.greekreporter.com/2013/11/12/anci...eologists-in-greece/

Latest finds from Portus:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ians-approached.html

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/12/ar...ire-rome?INTCMP=SRCH
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-portus-gateway-rome

...and latest from the Battle of the Aegades site:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ises-above-the-waves

What they found in that lead coffin from Leicestershire:

www.tamworthherald.co.uk/REVEALED-finds-...35-detail/story.html
www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Contents-1-70...y.html#ixzz2kRbIXfg2
www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/local-news...o-see-inside-6293188
www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...logists-open-6293148
www.nbcnews.com/science/roman-childs-cof...ists-find-2D11591058
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-24919777
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-24870507
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

… some preliminary coverage:

www.therugbyobserver.co.uk/2013/11/13/ne...ffin-find-89615.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-24929437
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ontain-keepsake.html
www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...t-roman-girl-6324456

… and some important background issues:

www.bajrfed.co.uk/bajrpress/the-leiceste...e-roman-lead-coffin/

Bulgarian archaeologists have found the tomb of a Thracian priestess:

www.novinite.com/articles/155753/Bulgari...f+Thracian+Priestess

Remains of a Roman amphitheatre in Split:

ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/it/notizie/rubri...-romano_9614761.html
(Italian)
www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/...eatre_found_in_Split

Interesting ‘service corridor’ from Metropolis:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-corrid...=57852&NewsCatID=375

3d reconstruction of Hadrian’s Villa:

www.livescience.com/41455-hadrians-villa...tware-3d-models.html
www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=95450
phys.org/news/2013-11-roman-emperor-virtual-villa-unveiled.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/iu-rev112013.php
www.newswise.com/articles/iu-digital-arc...-virtually-on-friday

sg.news.yahoo.com/roman-emperor-hadrians...tware-134159564.html

A pile of seals and amulets from various periods from a site at Duluk
(Turkey):

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-anc...ts-turkey-01559.html
www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik...sser_Siegelfund.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131118081040.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/uom-mt6111813.php
phys.org/news303990760.html
my.news.yahoo.com/trove-religious-offeri...urkey-155100608.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113006196...ulets-turkey-111813/

In case you need to catch up on recent finds from London:

www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...man-london-1.1600886

The Vatican has put St. Peter’s bones on display:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/24/va...e-francis?CMP=twt_fd
www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Va...-Peter-s-5007361.php
www.greenwichtime.com/news/world/article...-Peter-s-5007361.php

… some preliminary hype:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2505095...rss&ns_campaign=1490

… while some newly-restored frescoes from the catacombs of St Priscilla
seem to be
stirring up something:

world.time.com/2013/11/20/some-see-evide...-catholic-catacombs/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25021623
news.yahoo.com/restored-rome-catacomb-fr...2948688--sector.html
news.yahoo.com/restored-rome-catacomb-fr...2948688--sector.html
phys.org/news/2013-11-vatican-unveils-catacombs-google.html
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2013/No...n-women-priests.ashx
www.montereyherald.com/religion/ci_24586...catacombs?source=rss
ncronline.org/news/vatican/women-priests...tican-catacombs-tour

… related:

www.catholicnews.com/data/stories/cns/1304899.htm
ncronline.org/news/vatican/vatican-googl...tian-catacombs-light

The Vatican has also (re)started a journal called Latinitas:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ith-new-journal.html

The Lycurgus cup thing keeps coming back:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131121103613.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-ancient-roman-glass-modern-science.html
www.nanotech-now.com/news.cgi?story_id=48559

HipHop Vergil:

www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/ar..._hexameter_/id_63052

On Rodin and Greco-Roman antiquity:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66427

Roman mosaic from Stanwick Lake has gone on display:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-25047853

Stoicism continues to ‘come back’:

www.channel4.com/news/rome-truths-why-an...-derren-brown-stress

A pile of jewellery stolen from the Museum of Macedonia in Skopje:

www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/2390

A statue of Ganymede was stolen from a Carthage museum:

www.tunisia-live.net/2013/11/12/ancient-...-museum-in-carthage/
www.lapresse.tn/10112013/74746/on-a-vole-ganymede.html

Sentencing in the Olympia Museum robbery:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_21/11/2013_528773

Pondering ‘classical’:

blogs.providencejournal.com/ri-talks/arc...e-at-bulfinches.html

What Sarah Scullin is up to:

www.knox.edu/news-and-events/news-archiv...erience-of-pain.html

What Aaron Seider is up to:

news.holycross.edu/blog/2013/11/21/for-c...of-the-ancient-past/

Review of Margalit Fox, *The Riddle of the Labyrinth*:

www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2013/d...t-was-greek-to-them/
Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence that dog domestication began in Europe 18000-32000 years b.p.:

phys.org/news/2013-11-dogs-europe-years.html
www.universityherald.com/articles/5583/2...omesticated-dogs.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24946944
www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/art...in-of-Domestic-Dogs/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ond-man-Ice-Age.html
www.startribune.com/lifestyle/231942881.html
arstechnica.com/science/2013/11/canine-c...days-dawn-in-europe/
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1114/Is-y...-European-wolf-video
www.philly.com/philly/living/pets/201311...6be50d10abe5306.html
www.sciencemag.org/content/342/6160/871
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...europe-dna-suggests/
www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...became-woof-13-11-14
www.the-scientist.com/?articles.view/art...in-of-Domestic-Dogs/
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/1093...19-000-years-ago.htm
www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2013/11/15/3891538.htm
edition.cnn.com/2013/11/14/health/dogs-domesticated-europe/
www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sc...1114,0,2657010.story

Oldest pocket calendar?:

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

Interesting deformed skull burial (4000 years b.p.) from France:

www.livescience.com/41244-deformed-skull-burial-in-france.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/11/17/deform...rance_n_4292207.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/d...8.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rately-deformed.html
www.ecanadanow.com/science/2013/11/19/co...und-in-france-photo/
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/18/defor...dark-ages-unearthed/
www.newsmax.com/SciTech/deformed-female-...2013/11/18/id/537346
www.nbcnews.com/science/deformed-conehea...ed-france-2D11603324

A 3500 years b.p. child burial from Scotland:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...3-500-years-ago.html

Finds from various periods along the Limerick Southern Ring Road:

www.limerickpost.ie/2013/11/15/time-trav...-southern-ring-road/

A Celtic inscription from North Devon:

www.northdevongazette.co.uk/news/ancient...ple_museum_1_3003494


Another possible source for Stonehenge’s bluestones:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/nov/20/...-origins-wrong-place
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritag...rchaeology/art459092
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/stonehenge...igging-wrong-2813818
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25004282

… and a Stonehenge bone display is being protested, of course:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-24987374

Bronze Age finds from a WWII airfield in Suffolk:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-25057532

They’re checking out that skeleton from Lincoln Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-25025768
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-24945970

… related:

www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/news/1000-year-o...astle/118315.article
www.thisislincolnshire.co.uk/Saxon-coffi...y.html#axzz2lZxC8HkO




An Anglo Saxon backgammon piece:

www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/22/...-archaeological-find
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25041254
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-archaeological-find

A ‘Crusader’ burial from Finland:

yle.fi/uutiset/thousand-year_old_swordsm...om_the_earth/6934793

Medieval finds near Durham Cathedral:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/nor...m_Cathedral/?ref=rss
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10829468._/
www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-ne...ty-library-1-6262305
www.thejournal.co.uk/news/north-east-new...-near-durham-6333090

A16th century kitchen from Stockholm:

www.thelocal.se/20131118/posh-old-pipes-...rmalm-archaeologists

Storms revealed a 200 years b.p. shipwreck near Bamburgh Castle:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2500038...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Latest on Richard III’s reburial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-24643787
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-24906332

… and recognition for the team who that found him:

www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richard-III-D...10-detail/story.html
www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/news/quee...nced/2009253.article
www.24dash.com/news/education/2013-11-22...overy-of-Richard-III
www2.le.ac.uk/news/blog/2013/november/qu...overy-of-richard-iii

An Iron Age hill fort site in Shropshire is threatened by a housing
development:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ild-200-luxury-homes

A pile of sites lie along a gas pipeline route in Bulgaria:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=155617

That London ‘fly through’ video we mentioned a few weeks ago has won an
award:

www.dmu.ac.uk/about-dmu/news/2013/octobe...o-game-festival.aspx

Review of Graham Robb,*The Discovery of Middle Earth*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/books/review/...ddle-earth.html?_r=0

More on that 7000 years b.p. tuberculosis case from Hungary:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-10/plos-oot102913.php
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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They’ve given up digging at Unnao:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/15/india...alt-treasure-search/
www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacifi...e3053083b_story.html
newindianexpress.com/thesundaystandard/U...0/article1881784.ece
www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/it-s-p...rticle1-1149486.aspx
www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/newdel...rticle1-1151391.aspx

A 16th century ‘love letter’ accompanying a Korean mummy burial:

www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/524368/201311...ter-andong-south.htm

A pile of purloined Korean antiquities were seized in San Diego:

www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-kor....story#axzz2la1MtKcI

Thug life in 19th century India:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/11/18/...teenth-century-india

Water control in 19th century China:

phys.org/news/2013-11-mid-nineteenth-cen...-chinese-labour.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131114132100.htm
www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=136453&CultureCode=en

Interesting Indian boar-headed statue:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Little-...huge-potential/30885

Latest search for Genghis Khan’s tomb:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/18/explo...hans-long-lost-tomb/

Recreating a traditional Maori garden:

phys.org/news/2013-11-victoria-universit...raditional-mori.html

Items have been stolen from Tu Duc’s tomb:

english.vietnamnet.vn/fms/art-entertainm...luable-antiques.html

A Florida dealer faces smuggling charges:

ph.news.yahoo.com/smuggled-chinese-artif...arges-133233278.html

On migrations of humans to Australia:

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bi...t-migrations/5083216

More on origins of cattle farming in China:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131108091027.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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Not sure where to put this one, but DNA from a Siberian burial is causing a
rethink of
the peopling of the Americas:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/science/two-s...siberia.html?hp&_r=0
feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/f...sdc/131120143631.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-ancient-siberian-g...reveals-genetic.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/tau-ta2112013.php
tamutimes.tamu.edu/2013/11/20/boys-skele...ricans/#.UpIqjyfzM7C
www.nature.com/doifinder/10.1038/nature.2013.14213

www.newswise.com/articles/view/610659/?sc=c52
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25020958
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...0-year-old-malta-boy

...and another theory about who ‘discovered’ the Americas:

www.historytoday.com/s-frederick-starr/s...did-discover-america


A pile of Innu artifacts, from Muskrat Falls:

thechronicleherald.ca/canada/1168991-ove...m-muskrat-falls-site
www.capebretonpost.com/News/Local/2013-1...ded-over-to-elders/1
www.brandonsun.com/lifestyles/breaking-n...lders-232810931.html

Latest finds from Casa Grande (Arizona):

westerndigs.org/new-discoveries-in-arizo...t-cultures-collapse/

Confirmation of the finding of the Griffin:

www.petoskeynews.com/charlevoix/featured...b7-001a4bcf6878.html


Arguing over the age of Serpent Mound:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...f-serpent-mound.html
apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/who-built-serpent-mound/

… while students poke around Backusburg Mounds:

murrayledger.com/news/msu-students-unloc...06-0019bb2963f4.html


What they found this season at James Madison’s estate (Va):

www.denverpost.com/nationworld/ci_245468...va-estate?source=rss
www.capebretonpost.com/Canada---World/Bu...-Montpelier-estate/1
feeds.abcnews.com/c/35229/f/654824/s/33d...0A924583/story01.htm

Searching for a lost Union Civil War fort near Jacksonville:

www.naplesnews.com/news/2013/nov/23/arch...s-civil-war-mystery/
www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeology-...-mystery-5005210.php

members.jacksonville.com/news/metro/2013...d-dig-civil-war-fort

They’ve recovered a chunk of the ironclad CSS Georgia:

www.foxnews.com/us/2013/11/14/divers-rec...hipwreck-in-georgia/


On forests in the Americas, some 400 years b.p.:

news.discovery.com/earth/plants/what-ame...onization-131113.htm

Latest on the Miami Circle:

www.npr.org/2013/11/15/245181127/once-an...ntertainment-complex

Rethinking (sort of) the Gettysburg Address:

www.cnn.com/2013/11/15/us/gettysburg-add...etraction/index.html

An interview with Steve Davis:

www.dailytarheel.com/article/2013/11/qa-...rofessor-steve-davis

Feature on Florence Lister:

durangoherald.com/article/20131115/NEWS0...oine-of-archaeology-

I guess it is news if someone declares the Kensington Runestone to be a
fake:

www.inforum.com/event/article/id/418642/

The Iroquois Confederacy began with an eclipse:

earthsky.org/space/solar-eclipse-marks-b...iroquois-confederacy

Book-related hype on the discovery of the HMS Investigator:

ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/r-e-p-e-t-110000303.html
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/tr...15501786/?cmpid=rss1
canadaam.ctvnews.ca/lost-beneath-the-ice...vestigator-1.1548068

More on the wreck of the Mary Ann:

www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/283827/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A shrine to the Lord of Death at Tehuacan:

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/17-arqueologia...o-en-tehuacan-puebla
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...death-found-tehuacan

Latest Peruvian sacrifice find is from Yautan:

www.peruviantimes.com/22/archaeologists-...500-years-ago/20746/

… and then there’s the Moche war captives sacrificed at Huaca de Moches:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11...archaeology-science/

Another heavy-equipment-damages-a-site story, this time from Lambayeque:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-ficuar-archaeo...ed-lambayeque-101509

… while farmers were thwarted in their attempt to farm on another site:

www.peruviantimes.com/19/group-invades-l...northern-peru/20715/

Recent finds from Caral:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...inds-at-caral/27930/
www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-new-archa...-the-americas-101398
www.lagranepoca.com/30030-caral-peru-ciu...sus-nuevos-hallazgos
(Spanish)

Five Maya cities found in Guatemala:

www.bulletins-electroniques.com/actualites/74306.htm (French)

Feature on Peru’s ‘Warriors of the Clouds’:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...erus-warriors-clouds

Interesting study of a Mixtec woman:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66172
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...fe-of-a-mixtec-woman

Some Peruvian antiquities smugglers were caught:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/...tiquities-smugglers/

Concerns for Nazca sites:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-nazca-archaeol...near-ica-peru-101436

Earliest evidence of chili pepper use in Mexico:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/plos-euo111213.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131113182558.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-early-chili-peppers-mexico.html
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/science/2013/11...inks-2400-years-ago/
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-pot...er-mexico-01545.html
cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0079013
(Full text)

Feature on slavery in Brazil:

www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/11/12/2...history-with-slavery

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 variations in ‘Little Red Riding Hood’:

news.discovery.com/history/first-century...ood-found-131114.htm
www.livescience.com/41206-evolution-of-l...ing-hood-mapped.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/such-deep-roots-...ing-hoods-2D11591047
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...the-brothers-grimms/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...human-migration.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/why-g...s-roots-8940464.html
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/nor...tle_Red_Riding_Hood/
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/world/the-...b64oi6-1226759620365
frenchtribune.com/teneur/1320688-certain...-source-origin-study

cf www.plosone.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pone.0078871
(full text)

On the medieval (!) origins of the debate on classroom beatings:

phys.org/news/2013-11-medieval-debate-classroom.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131120081352.htm

Something about history encoded in music:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131119152816.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-team-evidence-ancient-human-history.html

The oldest known recording of a black vocal group is coming to auction:

www.newsdaily.com/entertainment/8ce9ac11...group-up-for-auction

… as is the first printed book from the New World:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/24/opinion/sunda...-expensive-book.html

The comic-Ice Age (!?) connection:

www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/24/...s-grammar?CMP=twt_gu


On Leonardo’s viola organista:

www.wqxr.org/#!/story/da-vincis-eccentri...brought-life-poland/

On unicorn obsession:

io9.com/the-bizarre-history-of-our-obses...-unicorns-1466476905

A ‘lost novel’ by FW Harvey is causing some excitement:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-24865702


The latest Nazi art thing is clearly going to become a saga (these are all
different):

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24977814
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66224
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66203
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66177

...and everything is going online:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66271

… and there might be more:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-24910093

The Smithsonian has an interesting 3d printing idea:

www.sfgate.com/business/technology/artic...rtifacts-4979703.php
tech.ca.msn.com/smithsonian-makes-push-i...aging-of-artifacts-2
www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Smithso...facts-231714351.html
bigstory.ap.org/article/smithsonian-make...3d-imaging-artifacts
www.forbes.com/sites/ericmack/2013/11/13...-historic-artifacts/

How the elements got their names:

www.bbc.co.uk/science/0/24460393

On statuary and traffic cones:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-24925296

Rethinking a preserved elephant fetus:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/science/a-his...tml?ref=science&_r=0

On the development of ancient glass:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...es-ancient-societies
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Luxor and Aswan:

www.dailymail.co.uk/travel/article-25000...sts-Luxor-Aswan.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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Nice Roman coin find:

www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/10825955._/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-25038001

Coins from various periods seized on a bus in Istanbul:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/historic-coins...=57735&NewsCatID=375

A few weeks’ worth of the eSylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n46.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n47.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n48.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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Nautilus: Navigating Greece:

eu.greekreporter.com/2013/11/21/ancient-...-of-art-in-brussels/

Australian Bark Art:

www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2013/no...for-a-beautiful-show

Ottoman Cartography:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=123062

Cleveland Apollo:

www.morningjournal.com/arts-and-entertai...the-cleveland-apollo

Poison:

phys.org/news/2013-11-power-poison-explored-york-museum.html

Cyrus Cylinder:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-cm-c...0954.story?track=rss

Machiavelli:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66198

Renovations are in store for the Cairo Museum:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...e3053083b_print.html

Feature on the Ure Museum:

www.getreading.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia...useum-brings-6303898
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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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Francois Bovon:

www.hds.harvard.edu/news-events/articles...7ois-bovon-1938-2013

Michael Rice:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1045...t&utm_medium=twitter
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica (a couple weeks' worth):

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131110.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131117.mp3

Video News from the Archaeology Channel (November):

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

Archaeonews Podcast 239:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-239

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Evidence of Neanderthal cannibalism (maybe) in Spain:

www.nytimes.com/2010/12/21/science/21nea...tml?ref=science&_r=0
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512665...en-single-feast.html
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/524688/201311...ing-villagers-el.htm
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...sts-say-8960800.html
www.earthtimes.org/scitech/murder-cannibal-neighbours/2501/

Latest from the Rising Star expedition:

newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11...urney-into-darkness/
newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/11...your-hominid-skulls/
www.isciencetimes.com/articles/6420/2013...-hominin-fossils.htm
www.enca.com/life/cradle-humankind-yields-richest-fossil-site
mg.co.za/article/2013-11-26-scientists-b...radle-treasure-trove
za.news.yahoo.com/scientists-bag-more-1-...asure-100600166.html

Feature/reference card sort of thing on Australopithecus:

www.redorbit.com/education/reference_lib...opithecus-africanus/

More on stone-tipped spears coming earlier than previously thought:

gizmodo.com/stone-tipped-spears-predate-...tm_medium=socialflow
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AFRICA
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Libya is going to crack down on antiquities smuggling:

magharebia.com/en_GB/articles/awi/featur...013/11/29/feature-01

More on those Nok sculptures in Germany:

allafrica.com/stories/201311251432.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some aftermath (date disputing) from those paint-scraping amateur German archaeologists who poked around the Great Pyramid:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/87...ms-by-German-am.aspx

… and:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/87...rman-archaeolog.aspx

Four Greco-Roman mummies from Aswan:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/four-mummi...er-attempted-robbery

Feature on Flinders Petrie:

www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/heritage_hampstea...egyptology_1_3032036

Ongoing concerns for Syria’s antiquities and sites:

www.irishtimes.com/news/world/middle-eas...l-eternity-1.1608316


Evidence of a 10 000 years b.p. community near Beit Shemesh:

www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=2031&module_id=#as
www.livescience.com/41494-10000-year-old...found-in-israel.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/10-000-year-old-...ed-israel-2D11650799
news.yahoo.com/cultic-temple-10-000-old-...rc=mediacontentstory
www.jpost.com/National-News/Massive-arch...000-years-ago-332932
www.timesofisrael.com/archaeological-dig...0-year-old-building/
artdaily.com/news/66463/Excavation-provi...f-human-development-
www.cnn.com/2013/11/26/world/meast/israel-archaeological-finds/
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/11/26/10000...e-uncovered-outside/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-in-judean-foothills
world.time.com/2013/11/26/israel-discove...ouse-near-jerusalem/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.560073
www.theguardian.com/world/video/2013/nov...earthed-israel-video
www.news.com.au/technology/science/archa...jwl1aw-1226769141660
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66463
www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/2013/...-near-Jerusalem.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-in-judean-foothills

Feature on that gold treasure Eilat Mazar found a few months ago:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=13673

Suggestion that the Celts are one of the ten tribes of Israel:

www.irishcentral.com/news/Are-the-Celts-...srael-233823021.html

Palestinian Authority has been digging at Beit Betzi, apparently:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/174530#.Upp5PCfzM7A
www.jns.org/news-briefs/2013/11/27/israe...t-hasmonean-fortress
www.algemeiner.com/2013/11/27/israel-con...hasmonean-artifacts/

Byzantine burials from Sanfranbolu:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/oldest-local-b...=58486&NewsCatID=375

They’re finally making some archaeological decisions in Bahrain:

www.gulf-daily-news.com/NewsDetails.aspx?storyid=365496

On the Hanging Gardens:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ve-wonder-world.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...nging-garden-babylon

Plans (maybe) to turn an Istanbul monastery into a mosque:

www.france24.com/en/20131127-istanbul-mo...sque-turkey-hurriyet
www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2013/11/26/i...ry-may-become-mosque

More on meat mummies:

www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...mummy-meals-13-11-26
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/18/246...feasts-for-afterlife

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Somewhat peripheral, but there’s some controversy over the use of some Roman lead in a scientific investigation (didn’t we have this a few years ago?):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131129101905.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-controversy-roman-...-dark-neutrinos.html
www.nature.com/news/2010/100415/full/news.2010.186.html

A late Roman (maybe) statue from Plovdiv:

sofiaglobe.com/2013/11/26/fourth-century...n-bulgarias-plovdiv/


Excellent feature on soldiers’ nostoi and the Odyssey:

www.theguardian.com/books/2013/nov/30/od...istan-military-homer

The Museum of the Ara Pacis has a problem with leaks:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002747/leaks-at-the-ara-pacis.html
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...ater-leaks-1.1611746
www.ilmessaggero.it/ROMA/CRONACA/ara_pac...notizie/367802.shtml
(Italian)
www.ilmessaggero.it/ROMA/CRONACA/ara_pac...notizie/366698.shtml
(Italian)
roma.corriere.it/roma/notizie/cronaca/13...0-82492dd09bca.shtml
(Italian)

In case you missed some of the hype for Live Like a Stoic Week:

www.theepochtimes.com/n3/376226-ancient-...n-in-modern-britain/
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/keep-...rld/article15581486/

cf: www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10472469/Stu...prove-our-lives.html

I think we mentioned the sentencing in the Olympia Museum robbery:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66482

Plans to restore the theatre at Knidos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sound-of-cultu...=58435&NewsCatID=375

… and I think we’ve already heard of plans to restore the theatre at Sparta:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/11/30/gree...sparta-city-theater/

Pompeii is risking losing some EU funding:

www.italymagazine.com/news/pompeii-risks...ds-preservation-site

… while UNESCO apparently is getting much more involved in management of the site:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Aki/English/Cultur...eii_32910430068.html

The Vatican has put Peter’s relics on display:

www.nbcnews.com/science/pope-puts-st-pet...ic-debate-2D11650786
www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith...ab2a3dc2b_story.html

They’ve given that Roman child from that lead coffin burial in the UK a name:

www.coventrytelegraph.net/news/coventry-...offin-buried-6346857

More on 3d Hadrian’s Villa:

www.livescience.com/41455-hadrians-villa...tware-3d-models.html
cf vwhl.clas.virginia.edu/villa/

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 Neolithic sinkhole near Stonehenge is causing excitement:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131127110158.htm
phys.org/news304757967.html
www.archaeology.org/news/1560-131127-sin...ered-near-stonehenge
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-neo...tonehenge-01577.html
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5128/20...n-neolithic-life.htm

Feature on what they’ve found in Can Sadurni Cave (Spain):

www.universityherald.com/articles/5871/2...skeletal-remains.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...idence-european-beer
www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...arcelona-cave/28111/
m.thelocal.es/20131122/mystery-find-puzz...panish-archaelogists
www.ub.edu/web/ub/en/menu_eines/noticies/2013/11/044.html

A 2000 years b.p. iron smelting site in Poland:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,398...tudied-in-kanie.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...urnaces-found-poland

Another carpark, another Iron Age burial … this time from Bourton on the Hill:

www.cotswoldjournal.co.uk/news/10824344._/
www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/10840621._/
swns.com/news/archaeologists-find-perfec...-pub-car-park-40318/
www.southwestbusiness.co.uk/news/2011201...bourton-on-the-hill/

Possible Iron Age site from Sweden:

sciencenordic.com/treasure-trove-reveals-iron-age-town
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...eligious-centre.html

Excavating a 7th century basilica site on Cyprus:

incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/Top-Stories.../basilica-excavation

Climate change and Irish bog bodies?:

www.irishtimes.com/news/politics/oireach...ate-change-1.1610891
www.irishcentral.com/news/Worlds-oldest-...lure--233287511.html


A mass medieval burial site near Durham:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25166771
www.sunderlandecho.com/news/local/all-ne...-in-durham-1-6286212
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...angement-bodies.html
www.independent.ie/world-news/and-finall...hedral-29795251.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...age-site-excavations
www.itv.com/news/tyne-tees/update/2013-1...ar-durham-cathedral/
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/local/nor...f_cathedral/?ref=rss
tyneandwear.sky.com/news/article/90853/g...-world-heritage-site

Latest on what’s happening around that Old Oswestry hill fort:

www.theguardian.com/science/2013/nov/24/...-fort-housing-threat

Plans to ‘virtually unroll’ a 15th century Bressingham scroll:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-25117533

A librarian was stealing manuscripts from the Girolamini library in Naples for quite a while:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/books/unravel...smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0


They’ve completed the excavations of Cardiff Castle’s moat:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-25066052
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art459334
www.itv.com/news/wales/update/2013-11-25...ars-of-laying-empty/
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/local-news/hi...ed-following-6340639

Ancient Sinkhole Near Stonehenge
Burials found during construction at a Godalming site are to be reinterred:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-25089722

The court case over the remains of Richard III has been adjourned:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-25098783
www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2013/nov/26/...gal-battle-laid-rest
uk.reuters.com/article/2013/11/26/uk-bri...domesticNews&rpc=401
uk.news.yahoo.com/legal-hostilities-over...urned-162534503.html
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10834932....ace_for_Richard_III/

The Yorkshire Museum has saved an Iron Age bracelet:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10838276....hief__saved/?ref=rss
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-25123492
www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/10840519.Iron_A...hire_Museum/?ref=rss

A huge Celtic coin hoard will remain in Jersey:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-jersey-25108099

Viking silver from a County Antrim field has been declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25128242


A builder found a pot with some 16th century gold during home renovations in
Lindisfarne:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10477614/Bui...-on-Lindisfarne.html

The Glamorgan Archive has puchased a pile of Ironworks technical drawings:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25020478

The remains of the Red Lady of Paviland have returned to Wales:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-25088799

Feature on Roger Casement:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25017936

On the new ‘European Heritage’ label/designation/status

www.neurope.eu/article/european-heritage...el-initiative-begins
europa.eu/rapid/press-release_IP-13-1177_en.htm
ec.europa.eu/culture/our-programmes-and-...eritage-label_en.htm

Concerns for artefacts in Northern Ireland:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...reland-29791321.html

Housing development threatens megalithic sites in Gozo/Malta:

www.maltatoday.com.mt/en/magazinedetails...itage-Malta-20131125

Review of *The Discovery of Middle Earth*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/19/books/graham-...tions.html?ref=books
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of coverage of the discovery of the oldest Buddhist shrine found at Buddha’s birthplace:

ca.news.yahoo.com/oldest-buddhist-shrine...place-202537551.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25088960
www.telegraphindia.com/1131127/jsp/frontpage/story_17616936.jsp
www.dur.ac.uk/news/newsitem/?itemno=19400
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/11...ni-religion-history/
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/10833060...._century_BC/?ref=rss
www.nbcnews.com/science/religious-roots-...772?ocid=msnhp&pos=8
www.cnn.com/2013/11/25/world/asia/buddha...eref=rss_mostpopular
uk.news.yahoo.com/exciting-discovery-bud...place-185707278.html
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/nov/26/ol...ine-discovered-nepal
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2513643...rigins-Buddhism.html

… with some focusing on the dispute over his birth date:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/science/new-c...s-date-of-birth.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131125121710.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-archaeological-dis...rly-date-buddha.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-11/ngs-adc112213.php
www.rediff.com/news/slide-show/slide-sho...dispute/20131128.htm
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/525215/201311...aeologists-nepal.htm
www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sc...1125,0,6638758.story
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1125/Anci...or-Buddha-s-birthday

Evidence of Neolithic fortifications from Shanxi:

www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=183585
news.xinhuanet.com/english/sci/2013-11/28/c_132926622.htm
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/11/28/Fort.../UPI-64501385685420/
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-...r-old-fortifications
www.globaltimes.cn/content/828452.shtml
www.chinanationalnews.com/index.php/sid/...cat/9366300fc9319e9b
www.china.org.cn/arts/2013-11/29/content_30741497.htm


An interesting cache of obsidian tools from Papua New Guinea:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...igues-archaeologists

China is about to start removing items from the Nanhai 1 shipwreck:

phys.org/news/2013-11-china-recover-anci...wreck-treasures.html
www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1368691/...shipwrecks-treasures

Looking for New Zealand - China links in a major collection:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/xinhua-...hinese-antiquities-c

On the progress of returning Maori remains:

www.news-leader.com/usatoday/article/3346215

They’ve stripped some Han Dynasty mummies to preserve the clothing:

zeenews.india.com/news/science/archaeolo...in-china_892587.html
www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2013...content_30711348.htm
www.ecns.cn/2013/11-26/90105.shtml
english.peopledaily.com.cn/202936/8467243.html
www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=182945

Honours for one of the folks looking for Genghis Khan’s tomb:

www.newsdaily.com/science/da5a6dededbd63...ins-dri-nevada-medal

More on that 500 years b.p. Korean mummy and love letter:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ed-Korean-mummy.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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Plenty of artifacts are being found prior to dam construction in Labrador:

www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labr...evelopment-1.2438618
www.lportepilot.ca/News/Local/2013-11-21...ering-Innu-history/1

That news item last week suggesting there was confirmation of the find of the Griffin seems to have been premature:

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/world/57176250-68/...bert-timber.html.csp
(what’s with the photo?)
www.duluthnewstribune.com/event/article/id/284414/
www.freep.com/article/20131124/NEWS06/31...iffin-shipwreck-wood

… and there are a lot of wrecks in the Great Lakes:

www.tctimes.com/living/features/great-la...ac-001a4bcf887a.html

Cleanup in a spring in the Chassahowitzka River (FL) has revealed all sorts of things:

www.cnn.com/2013/11/16/us/florida-spring...sr=sharebar_facebook

Possible discovery of the remains of the original Mission San Antonio:

www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/...-mission-5014250.php

Early coverage of gpr use at a site in Pennsylvania:

www.altoonamirror.com/page/content.detail/id/576832.html

Interesting archaeology course at Brown:

www.eastsidemonthly.com/stories/Archaeol...idence-Monthly,10587

Interesting feature/slideshow of Edward Curtis’ photos of Native Americans:

cnnphotos.blogs.cnn.com/2013/11/26/a-por...an-indian/?hpt=hp_c3

Marking the anniversary of the Gettysburg Address:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/11/20...allowed-ground/?_r=0

Revisiting the Polynesians visiting California thing:

www.sfgate.com/news/article/Did-ancient-...e-2661327.php#src=fb


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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Chachapoyas culture burials from Amazonas, Peru:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...amazonas-peru-101585

Early evidence of agriculture at Nuevo Leon:

artdaily.com/news/66507/Mexican-archaeol...-state-of-Nuevo-Leon
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ound-in-rock-shelter
www.efefuturo.com/noticia/agricultores-de-hace-5-500-anos/ ( Spanish)
www.sexenio.com.mx/nuevoleon/articulo.php?id=21664 (Spanish)
www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/14-hallazgos/6...ntigua-en-nuevo-leon
(Spanish)

Some Peruvian sisters claim they own Machu Picchu (I think we hear of this one fairly regularly, no?):

www.peruthisweek.com/news-peruvian-siste...-machu-picchu-101565
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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Plenty of coverage of a robotic ‘turtle’ to explore shipwrecks:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131126092443.htm
phys.org/news/2013-11-robot-turtle-under...ists-shipwrecks.html
anthropology.tamu.edu/html/www.scienceda.../11/131126092443.htm
news.discovery.com/tech/robotics/turtle-...es-wrecks-131126.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Big bucks for an Emily Carr:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66542

… and the Bay Psalm Book:

www.cnn.com/2013/11/26/us/worlds-most-va...k-auction/index.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25115524
www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25045283

Feature on the IgNobels:

www.npr.org/2013/11/29/247381662/annual-...-science?ft=1&f=1007

On the first panda to leave China:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25136118

In case you want to see some of that Nazi-looted art that’s been in the news:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66530#.UpspsCfzM7A

… and a possible impediment to recovery:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/arts/design/e...-art.html?ref=design

Pondering the value of stolen art:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/17/magazine/what...-art.html?ref=design


On the history of Hannukah:

www.jacksonsun.com/article/20131128/OPIN...ukkah?nclick_check=1

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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_v16n48.html

… and coming later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n49.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 ================================================================
Kathleen Kenyon collection:

www.theage.com.au/entertainment/20131128-2yctk.html
www.art-museum.unimelb.edu.au/


Feature on the Red Star Line museum:

www.dallasnews.com/lifestyles/travel/int...s-for-a-new-life.ece

On China’s art market:

www.nytimes.com/projects/2013/china-art-fraud/?ref=design
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Idomeneo:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/22/arts/music/22...ensity.html?ref=arts

Indian Queen:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/21/arts/internat...-opera.html?ref=arts

Twelfth Night:

theater.nytimes.com/2013/11/11/theater/r...ylance.html?src=dayp

Feature on best Shakespeare performances:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/20/theater/best-...mances.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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Harold Hays:

www.hum.leiden.edu/lias/highlights/in-memoriam-harold-hays.html

Michael Rice:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1045...t&utm_medium=twitter

John Ingamells:

www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/obituarie...d&utm_medium=twitter
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131124.mp3
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archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Neanderthals in Italy apparently liked to keep the cave tidy and organized:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uocd-nes120213.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131203091616.htm
phys.org/news/2013-12-evidence-neanderthals-spaces.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...-domestic-bliss.html
www.nbcnews.com/science/well-organized-n...ound-cave-2D11699332
www.sciencecodex.com/new_evidence_sugges...living_spaces-124030
natmonitor.com/2013/12/03/new-evidence-r...-like-modern-humans/
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/1133...es-modern-humans.htm
www.newser.com/story/178590/surprise-nea...ne-housekeepers.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...kitchen-bedroom.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113018291...-their-homes-120313/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.562100
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/05/neande...tions_n_4390398.html
science.time.com/2013/12/04/neanderthals.../?xid=rss-topstories
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/ne...at-and-tidy.22857856
www.upi.com/Science_News/Blog/2013/12/03...umans/3611386101144/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...anised-living-spaces
uk.news.yahoo.com/neanderthals-kept-home...ed-39-135400158.html

A 400 000 years b.p. femur from Spain is causing excitement because of DNA links with the Denisovans:

www.nature.com/news/hominin-dna-baffles-experts-1.14294
www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurr...ull/nature12788.html
(abstract)
phys.org/news/2013-12-oldest-hominin-dna-sequenced.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131204132018.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25193442
www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/science/at-40...ies.html?ref=science
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...a-great-leap-forward
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1204/Why-...man-thigh-bone-video
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1204/Olde...models-of-our-origin
www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029462....es.html#.UqRq9CcQQ_U
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/environment/ar...-human-ancestor.html
online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240...04579238193023240718
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/04/discovery...out-human-evolution/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12...pain-denisovan-cave/
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...h-mystery-population
www.universityherald.com/articles/5998/2...evolution-of-man.htm
www.theregister.co.uk/2013/12/05/ancient_human_dna/
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...est-known-human-dna/

Paranthropus bosei apparently was a great tree climber:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131205185609.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uocd-dop120513.php
www.prweb.com/releases/2013/12/prweb11398540.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

… while inbreeding seems to have been ‘common’ among early hominids:

www.livescience.com/41610-ancient-human-sex.html
www.newscientist.com/article/mg22029453....human-evolution.html

Feature on Neanderthal curiosities:

discovermagazine.com/2013/dec/22-20-thin...ow-aboutneanderthals

More on earlier-than-human stone-tipped spears:

www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...tid=11166135&ref=rss
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AFRICA
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Again we’re hearing of Libya ‘getting serious’ about fighting antiquities
smuggling:

allafrica.com/stories/201312021213.html
northafricapost.com/4649-libya-to-fight-...ities-smuggling.html

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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GPR has revealed the existence of multiple tombs in the Valley of the Kings:

www.livescience.com/41675-tombs-hidden-in-valley-of-kings.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/05/mummy...-egypt-valley-kings/
ca.news.yahoo.com/mummy-mystery-multiple...alley-123910086.html

3000 years b.p. ‘potted puppies’ from Abydos:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/d...-in-egypt-131205.htm

Events are contributing to a funding shortage at the Egyptian Museum:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/88...litical-turmoil.aspx
www.spokesman.com/stories/2013/dec/08/eg...ves-museum-short-of/
www.theepochtimes.com/n3/383067-home-of-...-taking-a-hammering/
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...016b976b2_print.html
www.foxnews.com/world/2013/12/04/pieces-...eopatra-now-victims/

Plans to poke around the tomb of Min:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...el-re?category_id=20
(Italian)
ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/it/notizie/rubri...stro-re_9716603.html
(Italian)

A purloined ushabti figure is returning to Egypt from Brussels:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/88...me-from-Brussel.aspx

… as are five Ptolemaic items from France:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/88...cts-from-France.aspx
www.english.rfi.fr/africa/20131204-franc...tolen-antiques-egypt
allafrica.com/stories/201312041509.html
www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=63019

Fallout from the actions of those German ‘archaeologists’ scraping paint from the Great Pyramid:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/six-offici...-archaeological-site
weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4757/47/Playing...80%99s-heritage.aspx
weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/4865/17/Ancient-thievery.aspx

… while some Russian tourists were detained for filming around the pyramids:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/two-russia...ilming-pyramids-area

Feature on copper mining in Southern Jordan:

feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheAsorBlog/~3/91f9nl7oP1g/

Evidence of 13 000 years bp funeral banquets in the Carmel Mountains near
Haifa:

www.newkerala.com/news/story/97103/happy...ha.html#.UqRzgicQQ_U
en-maktoob.news.yahoo.com/remains-prehis...srael-211820664.html

First ruins of a Hasmonean building from Jerusalem:

www.livescience.com/41640-archaeologists...lding-jerusalem.html
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=2033&module_id=#as
mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/...alem-3-Dec-2013.aspx
www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/f...of-david/2013/12/03/
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/03/city-...n-jerusalem-history/
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66637
www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Archaeologis...-in-Jerusalem-333812
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.561526
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/174744
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=13747
ca.news.yahoo.com/city-david-discovery-f...story-163926541.html

Yet another political side to archaeology in Israel:

www.aljazeera.com/indepth/features/2013/...111113012956687.html

In the wake of the James Ossuary decision, Robert Deutsch is suing Israel:

bibleinterp.com/articles/2013/12/kal378001.shtml
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.561410
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/03/antiq...r-acquitted-forgery/
www.appeal-democrat.com/news/regional_ne...1e-c659f78c2378.html
www.afanews.com/home/item/2278-antiques-...-israel#.UqDi5OIyHZk
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/r...uit-against-the-iaa/
www.canada.com/technology/Israel+antiqui...r/9241785/story.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-near-Jerusalem.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/03/antiq...r-acquitted-forgery/

The National Museum of Iraq remains closed:

www.aina.org/news/20131206195359.htm

A tower dating to Cyrus the Great:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...rande?category_id=20
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/Ar...nde_32943046652.html

A 900 years b.p. fountain from Old Ramle:

www.jewishpress.com/news/highway-work-un...n-garden/2013/12/08/

Feature on Byzantium’s gates and walls:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/the-gates-of-i...=59146&NewsCatID=438

Overview of finds made during megaconstruction projects in Istanbul:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/marmaray-and-m...=58813&NewsCatID=375

More rumblings about turning Hagia Sophia into a mosque again:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/on-faith...016b976b2_story.html

… while an Istanbul monastery will be a mosque by next year:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66594
www.france24.com/en/20131127-istanbul-mo...sque-turkey-hurriyet

cf:
www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/12/03/2...makeovers-as-mosques

More on Tel Kabri:

www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/22/archeol...d_psychedelic_plonk/
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...d-psychotropic-wine/

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Bronze Age Thracian chariot find from Serbia:

inserbia.info/news/2013/12/serbian-archa...00-year-old-chariot/

A possible Roman burial from a North Yorkshire sewage trench:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-25223852
www.independent.co.uk/incoming/ancient-s...vements-8986840.html
www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/10854517._/
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10854517....d_during_sewer_work/
www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/local/...ewer-works-1-6294866
www.gazetteherald.co.uk/news/10854002._/

Latest wall collapse from Pompeii:

www.livescience.com/41692-crumbling-wall...-prompt-outrage.html
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/02/us-it...dUSBRE9B10PI20131202
www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/travel/201...ns-after-heavy-rains

Project mapping quarrying tunnels beneath Rome:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/s...ls-mapped-131202.htm
www.livescience.com/41559-rome-quarry-collapse.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/12/04/tunnel...rinth_n_4383146.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...ls-under-rome-mapped
www.csmonitor.com/The-Culture/Family/Mod...p-to-Minecraft-video
www.mailonsunday.co.uk/sciencetech/artic...nderground-void.html
www.nbcnews.com/id/53716324/ns/technolog...s-under-rome-mapped/
www.upi.com/Science_News/Blog/2013/12/03...apped/5501386093529/

Not quite sure where to put this one … a Greco-Roman tomb with a Greek limestone relief discovered at al-Qantra while in pursuit of antiquities smugglers:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/88...residential-are.aspx

The Riace bronzes apparently have returned home and will be back on display in a couple of weeks:

www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...rn-home_9738899.html
www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/english...ck-home_9736801.html
www.repubblica.it/cultura/2013/12/06/fot...0936/1/?ref=search#1
(Italian)
www.lastampa.it/2013/12/06/cultura/arte/...IwzHElBK/pagina.html
(Italian)
www.iltempo.it/cultura-spettacoli/2013/1...o-al-museo-1.1195697
(Italian)

Feature on scorpions in antiquity:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2013/12/scorpions-in-antiquity.html

A new management plan for the Antonine Wall:

www.culture24.org.uk//history-and-herita...rchaeology/art460487
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...tonine-wall-launched
cf
www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/antonine-wa...19-sea-statement.pdf

… while Hadrian’s wall seems to have a funding crisis:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25230576

Funding the Colosseum restoration:

online.wsj.com/news/articles/SB100014240...=WeekendHeader_Right

Latest from the Paphos Archaeological Project:

www.moi.gov.cy/moi/pio/pio.nsf/All/56EB0...0302D62?Opendocument
incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/Top-Stories...ings-at-paphos-agora

The Cambridge Museum has been given a sculpture of Jupiter:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-25234717
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art460364

Some Roman coins from a Cumbrian farm have been declared treasure:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/roman-coins-found...d-treasure-1.1103226

What Robert Hannah is up to:

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/CU1312/S00006/ro...-classics-expert.htm

Latest3d reconstruction of the Acropolis:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/05/the-...polis-in-a-3d-video/
vimeo.com/81080725

Review of Barry Powell’s Iliad translation:

www.kansas.com/2013/12/08/3166690/new-tr...iliad-showcases.html

More on alternate uses for Roman lead ingots:

www.redorbit.com/news/space/1113016712/d...-lead-ingots-120213/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/11/131129101905.htm

More on Rosia Montana:

www.foxnews.com/world/2013/12/02/romania...ent-roman-gold-mine/
Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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Bronze Age quarry from Spain:

www.euroweeklynews.com/news/axarquia-malaga-east/item/117516

Some interesting Neolithic wooden tridents are on display in Carlisle:

www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/108..._on_display/?ref=rss
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ts-mystery-artefacts

Remains of a 13th century Dominican church from West Pomerania:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,398...kamien-pomorski.html

15th century wall paintings from a Welsh church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25214557

What the East Oxford Project has found of late:

www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/10850190.Archa...ity_s_past/?ref=mmsp
www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/1085019...city_s_past/?ref=rss

I’m sure many an archaeologist has expressed a similar sentiment on
occasion:

www.cambridge-news.co.uk/Huntingdon-St-I...s-20131205130446.htm

Rethinking the spot where Harold met his demise:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-25191208
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10486441/Bat...mini-roundabout.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516141...2100-roundabout.html
www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/local/ti...attle-site-1-5722166
metro.co.uk/2013/12/01/battle-of-hasting...-roundabout-4209230/

Pricey rescue dig in Ireland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25197874
www.u.tv/News/Archaeological-finds-cost-...a4-9caa-f5e33888cd8c
www.newsletter.co.uk/news/regional/archa...s-cost-17m-1-5723941
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...st-17m-29803323.html
www.tyronetimes.co.uk/news/tyrone-news/a...t-taxpayer-1-5723870

Not sure where to put this one … the oldest reference to a Bohemian king on a coin from
Acre:

www.timesofisrael.com/oldest-reference-t...-king-found-in-acre/

I think we hear of the sonic properties of Stonehenge every five years or
so:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-son...luestones-01589.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.express.co.uk/news/weird/446535/Ston...entre-for-rock-music
cf
www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/175....860278#.UqDYN-IyHZl (full
text)

Recreating the seige of Heidelberg Castle:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/l...m-film-a-936111.html

Plans to recreate an Iron Age settlement:

www.northwalespioneer.co.uk/news/128680/...s-outside-rowen.aspx

A Victorian (Scotland) ordinance survey name database is online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-25238563

Nice APOD of comet lovejoy and the Morby ruins:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131204.html

Theft of a 16th century Bible:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-25186438

Climate change is threatening sites in Wales:

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/cl...-to-heritage-6363779

Nominees for some UK archaeology awards:

www.archaeology.co.uk/awards/archaeology...ar-2014-nominees.htm
www.archaeology.co.uk/awards/archaeology...ar-2014-nominees.htm

More on technology and reading 15th century ‘unreadable’ scrolls:

www.foxnews.com/tech/2013/12/03/3d-x-ray...15th-century-scroll/

More on the mass grave at Durham Cathedral:

www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/breakingnews/...hedral-29795255.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-25166771
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art459916

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Interesting conclusions from cave digs in Viet Nam:

www.asianewsnet.net/news-54577.html

9000 years b.p. bone flutes from Jiahu:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...alcohol-powerful-mix

A 4500 years b.p. city from China’s Anhui province:

news.xinhuanet.com/english/china/2013-12/04/c_125808670.htm
www.ndtv.com/article/world/4-500-year-ol...ered-in-china-454598
www.menafn.com/1093735334/A-4500YearOld-...n-East-China?src=RSS

A 4000 years b.p. mass grave from Shaanxi with evidence of female human
sacrifice:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-25187247
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/s...sacrifice-131203.htm
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/02/skull...nt-female-sacrifice/
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66638
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...n=bookmark-chromeext
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/world/2011...ed-in-ancient-china/
www.thestandard.com.hk/breaking_news_det...=43849&icid=a&d_str=
www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/526746/201312...city-china-human.htm

Remains of a 1400 years b.p. Buddhist temple from Shaanxi:

news.oneindia.in/international/1400-year...n-china-1355275.html
www.ndtv.com/article/world/1400-year-old...ered-in-china-456043

Feature on China’s Jingxing road:

english.cri.cn/11354/2013/11/27/2743s800716.htm

Interesting feature on the terracotta warriors:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2516445...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Pondering how to preserve what’s left of a Lembah Bujang temple site:

www.themalaymailonline.com/malaysia/arti...-lembah-bujang-ruins

… and possible similar cases:

my.news.yahoo.com/guar-kepah-last-countr...sites-225600494.html

Here’s the backstory:

www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/12/0...azette-heritage.aspx
www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/12/0...n-private-hands.aspx
www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/12/0...mple-says-Nazri.aspx
www.thestar.com.my/News/Nation/2013/12/0...andi-demolished.aspx

Wondering about the fate of some Gupta era gold coins:

www.indianexpress.com/news/gupta-era-gol...-yet-to-act/1202039/
www.indianexpress.com/news/-/1202087/
www.indianexpress.com/news/-/1202039/

Feature on the tomb that inspired the Taj Mahal:

www.npr.org/blogs/parallels/2013/12/01/2...nspire-the-taj-majal

Plans to start digging at Talakkaddu:

www.deccanchronicle.com/131204/news-curr...ation-ancient-temple

Inscription from a cave roof in Sri Lanka:

www.dailynews.lk/features/inscribed-story-katugahagalge-vihara

Security concerns for monuments in India:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/p...s/article5422552.ece
www.dnaindia.com/india/report-preservati...mar-abdullah-1930753

… and preservation concerns for temples in Bangladesh:

www.thedailystar.net/beta2/news/kalashka...r-want-of-attention/

OpEd on archaeology and Philippine-Chinese territorial disputes:

opinion.inquirer.net/66795/archaeology-a...odPagespeed=noscript

cf (and see the Nanhai 1 thing below too):
www.malaya.com.ph/business-news/opinion/...heological-ambitions

China wants the UK to return some looted boxer rebellion relics:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2518111...llion-artefacts.html

More on archaeological evidence for Buddha’s birth:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...ddhas-nativity-site/
www.theregister.co.uk/2013/11/26/boffins...hisms_oldest_shrine/
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/01/bu...aeology-nepal-durham
www.world-science.net/othernews/131125_lumbini.htm
www.cbc.ca/news/technology/oldest-buddhi...birthplace-1.2445620
world.time.com/2013/11/26/archaeologists...est-buddhist-shrine/

More on the Nanhai 1:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66640

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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Very interesting Plains site from Oklahoma with evidence of a moat and ‘underground
apartments’:

westerndigs.org/plains-indian-fortress-w...earthed-in-oklahoma/

Looking for ‘prehistoric’ sites from North Carolina:

phys.org/news/2013-12-prehistoric-rural.html
news.wfu.edu/2013/12/02/life-in-prehistoric-rural-communities/

Archaeologists may have found the oldest Spanish mission in San Antonio:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...mos-original-/28207/

Interesting finds from Dutch Gap:

phys.org/news/2013-12-evolution-civil-war-history-entwine.html

A Native American site found during pipeline construction in Kentucky has been
looted:

www.kentucky.com/2013/12/04/2969091/buri...red-by-pipeline.html
www.courierpress.com/news/2013/dec/04/bu...y-kentucky-pipeline/

On the sex trade in Civil War Nashville:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/05...ashville-experiment/

The ‘prehistory’ of the US dollar:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25119865

Slave artifacts from a Georgia highway construction site:

www.timesfreepress.com/news/2013/dec/02/...eorgia-highway-site/
www.tribtown.com/view/story/a59e97521910...ave-Relics-Unearthed
newsok.com/slave-artifacts-found-at-ga.-.../article/feed/623178
www.postandcourier.com/article/20131201/...rgia-highway-project
www.tribtown.com/view/story/a59e97521910...ave-Relics-Unearthed

Interesting feature on photographing Lincoln(s):

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/02...t-1/?hp&rref=opinion

… related:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/04...t-3/?hp&rref=opinion

Pondering what makes a building ‘historic’:

www.metropulse.com/news/2013/jan/16/what...easons/?cid=Facebook

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Chili pepper residue in preClassic Maya pots:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...maya-preclassic-pots

The US returned a Mayan relief panel from Guatemala:

www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...b.c.-from-u.s/28198/
latino.foxnews.com/2013/11/29/mayan-pane...riated-by-guatemala/
www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=1242200&CategoryId=23558
www.lostiempos.com/diario/actualidad/vid...o_236754_513824.html
(Spanish)

Archaeologists discover a Maya Mural in the North of Guatemala

www.telediario.com.gt/index.php?id=191&i...icia=128520(Spanish)

A 1600 years b.p. Mochica burial from Peru:

artdaily.com/news/39965/Archaeologists-D...0-Years#.UqSQ3icQQ_V

A Chimu-Inca tomb find of interest:

news.nationalgeographic.com/2013/12/1312...archaeology-science/
www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-archaeolo...himu-musician-101653

Researching Inca construction methods at Machu Picchu:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-peru-researche...-machu-picchu-101587
www.andina.com.pe/espanol/noticia-estudi...u-picchu-484525.aspx
(Spanish)
www.deperu.com/noticias/11547/se-realiza...n-del-templo-del-sol
(Spanish)

A genetic rethink of the history of the Caribbean:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/razibkhan/100...ry-of-the-caribbean/

More on those chachapoyas sarcophagi from Amazonas:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...amazonas-peru-101585
www.peruviantimes.com/03/unique-chachapo...d-in-amazonas/20836/

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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Excitement over the latest radiocarbon recalibration:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/news/nr/new-research...past-events-1.331625
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uos-nrw120313.php
phys.org/news/2013-12-reliable-dating-major-events.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-25192934
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/local-na...rchers-29803657.html

Latest on the invention of agriculture:

wamc.org/post/dr-simone-riehl-university...nvention-agriculture

Not really sure where to put this one … Sicily has banned the lending of 23 artworks because of “inequity”:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/arts/design/c...-of-23-artworks.html

A Romanian in the UK was arrested for one of those art thefts we mentioned a couple months ago:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66692

A squirrely sort of history:

phys.org/news/2013-12-history-american-urban-squirrel.html

What Emily Dickinson wrote on envelopes:

www.npr.org/2013/11/30/247496393/emily-d...rgeous-poetry-in-3-d

The Bodleian and the Vatican Library are cooperating in a digitization
project:

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/03/...-libraries-digitized
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/03/va...hive-religious-texts
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-25185151

Feature on the Kelmscott Chaucer and the press that printed it:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/06/arts/design/k...e-sold.html?ref=arts

… and in Chaucerian dialect news:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/12/03/...nd-why-some-still-do

Some guy has built DaVinci’s string organ:

www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/...heard-to-be-believed

Suggestion that Vermeer used a camera obscura technique:

phys.org/news/2013-12-inventor-replica-v...-camera-obscura.html

The Detroit Institute of Arts collection was appraised:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/arts/design/c...ection.html?ref=arts

cf:
www.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/us/fate-of-de...ance.html?ref=design

Interesting (controversial?) Dutch Christmas personalities:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/05/opinion/why-t...love-black-pete.html

… and a different sort of Christmas decoration:

www.npr.org/2013/12/04/248819023/nothing...-700-screaming-faces

Research on climate change after the last glaciation in Europe:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131204090958.htm

Big bucks for a Norman Rockwell painting:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-25225490

Review of Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/27/books/bartlet...years.html?ref=books

More on the thefts from that library in Naples:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/30/books/unravel...aples.html?ref=books
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Zhangshanying Caves:

www.thestar.com.my/Travel/Asia/2013/11/3...f-Zhangshanying.aspx

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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_v16n49.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n50.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 ================================================================
Incas: Lost worlds of Peru:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66689

Cleopatra’s Needle:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2013/12/04/metrop...s-cleopatras-needle/

Vermeer:

www.nytimes.com/2013/11/28/arts/design/f...true.html?ref=design

The director of the Barnes has stepped down:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/03/di...steps-down/?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Henry V:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25200156
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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Michael Kammen:

mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/07/us/michael...hpw=&rref=obituaries

T.R. Fehrenbach:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/04/us/tr-fehrenb...D3D28E0E2C7BD187B821

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131201.mp3

Archaeonews podcast 240:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-240
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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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www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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Not sure why this was news, but Neanderthals buried their dead (some of these spin the story as ‘caring for elders’):

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/nyu-nbt121213.php
phys.org/news/2013-12-neanderthals-dead.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216154328.htm
feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/f...sw8/131216154328.htm
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5328/20...dead-researchers.htm
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1216/Did-...hals-bury-their-dead
www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/science/neand...ls-and-the-dead.html
www.livescience.com/41982-neanderthals-buried-dead.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113029615...d-their-dead-121713/
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/1163...ad-modern-humans.htm
www.theaustralian.com.au/news/health-sci...frg8y6-1226784733632
www.newswise.com/articles/view/611537/?sc=c52
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ad-in-western-europe
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12...thal-burials-graves/


A possible 1.4 million years b.p. homo erectus hand bone find from Kenya:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uom-do1121213.php
phys.org/news306428770.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216154902.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25398642
www.livescience.com/41986-human-hand-fos...-early-tool-use.html
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/hand-...tool-use-1312161.htm
www.newswise.com/articles/view/611700/?sc=c52
www.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropol...hand-bone-01620.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...s-key-evolution.html
news.yahoo.com/human-hand-fossil-turns-b...0-000-201918358.html
research.missouri.edu/news/story.php?361
cf
www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/12/12/13...ab-9d54-d6cce52833e5
(abstract)


Latest Neanderthal genome news focuses on inbreeding as well as other
‘lines’:

phys.org/news306593891.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uoc--ngs121613.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131218133658.htm
www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/science/toe-f...nderthal-genome.html
newscenter.berkeley.edu/2013/12/18/neand...breeding-inbreeding/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/12...ic-ancestor-science/
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25423498
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/dna-f...-inbred-9014103.html
www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sc...1218,0,3912625.story
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1218/Nean...erious-human-lineage
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1218/Nean...-human-lineage-video
www.livescience.com/42056-neanderthal-wo...enome-sequenced.html
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5365/20...ding-and-mystery.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ng-early-populations

… although there is mention of sunlight adaptation genes as well:

phys.org/news/2013-12-sunlight-region-ne...-genome-percent.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/mbae-sar121613.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131218100229.htm

… and the genetics behind high diabetes risk in certain modern populations is traced back to Neanderthals:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25506198
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5423/20...-latin-americans.htm
www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/25/researche...aced-back-centuries/
www.upi.com/blog/2013/12/26/Latin-Americ...thals/6311388069585/

Hyoid bone analysis suggests Neanderthals could speak:

phys.org/news306681576.html
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/neand...e-reveals-131223.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25465102
www.upi.com/Science_News/Blog/2013/12/20...boxes/8331387566478/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-complex-speech.html

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0082261

A homo erectus ochre handprint from Austria:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...omo-erectus-revealed

Science folks have formally identified what separates modern humans from
others:

www.theguardian.com/science/2013/dec/18/...s-human-neanderthals

More on the Denisovans:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25423498
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AFRICA
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China and Kenya are examining ancient trade links (still):

www.kbc.co.ke/kenya-china-partner-in-excavation-works/

Mummies from the Sudan:

www.livescience.com/42017-medieval-crypt...-7-male-mummies.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...e-mummies-131218.htm
www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/18/magic...olds-7-male-mummies/
news.yahoo.com/inscriptions-everywhere-m...-male-124226280.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
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Suggestion that first Christian manuscript art may have come from Ethiopia:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Researc...ol-of-painting/31139

Trying to save artifacts in Mali:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...facts-236271361.html

A bust in Tunisia:

www.businessnews.com.tn/arrestation-de-9...e-dinars,520,42944,3
(French)
directinfo.webmanagercenter.com/2013/12/...de-monnaie-ancienne/
(French)

Protecting sites in Algeria’s Tassili N’Ajjer Region

www.elwatan.com/culture/illizi-protectio...-2013-238573_113.php
(French)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Recent finds from Hermonthis:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-hermonthis-in-egypt

Spider (?) rock art from the Kharga Oasis is raising discussions:

www.livescience.com/42126-spider-rock-ar...overed-in-egypt.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...2.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.nbcnews.com/science/hand-drawn-spide...b-riddles-2D11792106

An unidentified New Kingdom royal head from Luxor:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/90...-found-in-Luxor.aspx

The fallout from that ‘paint scraping’ in the Great Pyramid continues:

www.egyptindependent.com//news/antiquiti...len-cheops-cartouche


There’s a state of emergency at Egyptian archaeological sites:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/90...archaeological-.aspx

… this seems to be related:

www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=74959

Concerns for the St Mina cemetery:

www.egyptindependent.com//news/st-mina-c...ng-under-groundwater

Egypt was trying to halt an antiquities sale in the US:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/89...-to-stop-sale-o.aspx

… but did receive five items from France:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/ministry-a...s-repatriated-france
www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/French-...er-Arab-Spring/31388


Those Islamic beams in Denmark that were in the news a year or so ago have been returned to Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/News/89526.aspx

They’re fixing up the Mallawi Museum:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/89...der-restoration.aspx

… while Italy is coming to the aid of the Greco-Roman Museum in Alexandria:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Italy-c...-of-Alexandria/31090

A theory on how the pyramids were built is making the rounds again:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-25412540
www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/10887701....pyramids_were_built/


Feature on the Shuni Fortress site:

www.sdjewishworld.com/2013/12/27/archaeo...t-at-shuni-fortress/

Questioning Masada:

www.algemeiner.com/2013/12/27/arab-media...a-was-a-jewish-myth/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.563888
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.559185
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4462171,00.html

On fashion in ancient Israel:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.565513

On Solomon’s silver sources:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archae...omons-silver-source/
intarch.ac.uk/journal/issue35/thompson_index.html
opencontext.org/projects/CF179695-1E6A-440F-1DDB-4FEA7B02A5B5

Latest issues on Temple Mount:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175501
jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_c...view=article&id=6144

cf:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/283344#.UsAxpCeOemM

… while recent snows there have caused problems at the sifting site:

templemount.wordpress.com/2013/12/16/maj...from-the-snow-storm/

Feature on prehistoric activities in Jordan’s Black Desert:

asorblog.org/?p=6378

… and the Azraq Community Archaeology Project:

asorblog.org/?p=6333

UNESCO is concerned for Syria’s antiquities and sites:

www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/952779...ria-archaeology-digs
www.reuters.com/article/2013/12/16/us-sy...dUSBRE9BF13320131216
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25407119

OpEd on saving Syria’s antiquities:

www.troyrecord.com/opinion/20131216/colu...g-syrias-antiquities

Interest in King Hekatomnos’ tomb:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/kings-tomb-bec...=59653&NewsCatID=375

After reflecting on the Oded Golan trial:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/25/bu...iest-reference-jesus

… it seems some folks are trying to keep the James Ossuary claims alive:

www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/27/deca...he-brother-of-jesus/

In case you need a Noah’s Ark fix:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2524056...Babylonian-text.html

The annual (it seems) concern for the survival of Aramaic:

english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-...nguage-survive-.html

Feature on Lawrence of Arabia’s archaeological side:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archae...ia-as-archaeologist/


Review of Bob Brier, *Egyptomania*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/16/books/egyptom...?hpw&rref=books&_r=0

Review of Lapin, *Rabbis as Romans*:

blogs.yu.edu/cjl/2013/12/17/review-of-la...lestine-100-400-ce_/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Bronze Age cosmetics ‘factory’ from Limassol:

incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/local-featu...t-cosmetics-revealed

A Roman burial from El Asnam (Algeria):

www.depechedekabylie.com/evenement/13226...-douar-el-asnam.html
(French)

A Roman kiln (and other items) from Rainham:

www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/roman_art...using_site_1_3143362

A Temple to the Thracian mother goddess from Zlatograd:

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n322392

Remains of a pre-Roman settlement in Florence:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...omana?category_id=20
(Italian)
www.lanazione.it/firenze/cultura/2013/12...ci-resti-scavi.shtml
(Italian)
www.gonews.it/2013/sotto-palazzo-medici-...romani/#.UrrHvrQyHZk
(Italian)
www.unonotizie.it/21206-scoperte-archeol...rovincia-firenze.php
(Italian)
met.provincia.fi.it/news.aspx?n=162499 (Italian)


Latest from Oriens’ coffin:

www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/or...avel-riddles-6442134

The Vatican is opening an early Christian cemetery to the public:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25421841

Roman finds from the Stella river:

www.meteoweb.eu/2013/12/archeologia-ritr...fiume-stella/246820/
(Italian)

Early results of a Roman skull examination:

www.teesdalemercury.co.uk/Articles/2013/...ies-of-a-roman-skull

A Messapian baby bottle:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/p...ent-grave-131213.htm

Nice feature on technology being used to read Herculaneum papyri:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25106956

Interesting theory on the Ara Pacis’ alignment:

gizmodo.com/archaeologist-uses-2-000-yea...-roman-ru-1486717120
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-two-roman-monuments
news.indiana.edu/releases/iu/2013/12/aug...eality-project.shtml
www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=95450

They’re opening some archaeological diving parks in Greece:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/15/gree...ogical-diving-parks/

Antandros is looking for some sort of sponsor:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/the-ancient-ci...=60240&NewsCatID=375

The Riace Bronzes are apparently on display again:

www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/notizia....297&IDCategoria=2694
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-25468964

They’ve almost completed the restoration of S. Maria Antiqua:

www.wantedinrome.com/news/2002808/fifth-...eopen-to-public.html

I think we’ve mentioned the restoration work on the Colosseum has started:

www.cbs12.com/news/top-stories/stories/vid_12084.shtml
www.cbsnews.com/news/restoration-work-be...mes-aging-colosseum/

A head from Austria has been reunited with its body in Naples:

corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napol...-2223821399208.shtml
(Italian)
www.lastampa.it/2013/12/18/cultura/arte/...qhCjemVN/pagina.html
(Italian)
www.agenparl.it/articoli/news/cultura/20...ella-statua-del-nilo
(Italian)

Concerns (and reassurances) at Ostia:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...rollo?category_id=20
(Italian)
www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/1372647/Arc...-rischio-crollo.html
(Italian)
www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...fiuti?category_id=20
(Italian)

… but there was another collapse at Pompeii (we may have mentioned this
one):

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...ogici?category_id=20
(Italian)

Messene is getting heritage status:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/19/gree...world-heritage-list/

A Roman quiz to keep you sharp:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/105356...man-Empire-Quiz.html

What William V Harris is up to:

news.columbia.edu/research/3296
phys.org/news/2013-12-professor-probes-m...sorders-ancient.html
greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/19/anci...nd-mental-disorders/

What Guy Maclean Rogers is up to:

www.business-standard.com/article/news-a...-113122900209_1.html

Digital Classics at Stanford:

news.stanford.edu/news/2013/december/dig...classics-121313.html

Of course there where some pieces on Saturnalia/origins of Christmas with a Classical spin … some good:

phys.org/news/2013-12-roman-christmases-similar.html
www.reading.ac.uk/news-and-events/releases/PR556505.aspx
www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/23/an...lia-festive-presents

… some not so much:

greece.greekreporter.com/2013/12/22/the-...s-in-ancient-greece/

On teaching the Odyssey at San Quentin:

www.salon.com/2013/12/21/teaching_the_odyssey_at_san_quentin/

More on Roman lead being used for scientific research:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...haeology-controversy
www.livescience.com/42196-physicists-and...-long-lost-lead.html

Review of Mary Beard, *Confronting the Classics*:

www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/201...ronting-the-Classics

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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Neolithic finds from Damerham:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritag...rchaeology/art461786


Very interesting feature on that burial near Stonehenge:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ndscape-9008683.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2525035...n-Neolithic-man.html

… in conjunction, of course, with the opening of the vistors centre:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-25402980
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66930
www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/dec/17/...ens-english-heritage
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/architec...ming-a-new-dawn.html

… and the Druids aren’t happy:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...nehenge-9018970.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-25432731
www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/...r-bones-9005425.html

… and here’s a nice ‘catching up’ piece with everything Stonehengical from the past year:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritag...rchaeology/art462397

… and other assorted Stonehenge stuff:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/picturegallerie...opular-theories.html
www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Stonehenge-E...09-detail/story.html
www.sourcewire.com/news/81018/the-world-...oric-maps-of-britain


Recent storms in Scotland might reveal some sites:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-25415577

Digging up the home of Charles I’s surgeon:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art461685

Human remains (etc.) from a Harlech Castle dig:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-25349244

Digging in Yorkshire Dales National Park:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/10902132....ion_project/?ref=rss

Some medieval strongholds from Poland:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,398...-central-poland.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ds-in-central-poland

… and some medieval cremation mounds:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,398...e-lublin-region.html

Remains -- in a well -- of a massacre in France some 1000 years b.p.:

www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actu...rains-sur-Nohain.htm
www.lemonde.fr/sciences/article/2013/12/...4335245_1650684.html
(French)

Overview of Armenian finds this year:

armenpress.am/eng/news/745086/summing-up...-finds-for-2013.html

Some shipwrecks in Venice’s lagoon:

www.venezia.net/13/12/2013/archeologia-n...ue-della-laguna.html

Traces of a 1000 years b.p. vineyard in the Basque country:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/t...-in-spain-121228.htm
ca.news.yahoo.com/vintage-1-000-old-vine...spain-190623281.html
www.basqueresearch.com/berria_irakurri.a...erri_Kod=4857&hizk=I
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/ef-tvd122313.php
feeds.sciencedaily.com/~r/sciencedaily/f...APc/131223131040.htm
phys.org/news307026856.html

600 years b.p. mikvehs from Portugal:

www.jta.org/2013/12/27/news-opinion/worl...over-ancient-mikvahs
www.jpost.com/Breaking-News/Portuguese-p...ncient-mikvas-336353
forward.com/articles/189972/portugal-plu...ear-old-mikvah-comp/

I think we mentioned this ship graffiti in a medieval church thing before:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ti-medieval-churches

Feature on Sweyn Forkbeard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-25341754

The British Museum acquired the Lacock Cup:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/dec/23/...-acquires-lacock-cup

Semi touristy thing on Jewish remains in Spain:

www.jpost.com/Jewish-World/Jewish-Featur...ewish-kingdom-335371

A nice gold ring find from Newcastle by a metal detectorist:

www.stokesentinel.co.uk/Gold-treasure-br...71-detail/story.html


Not sure the concept of an ‘archaeologist of the year’ is tasteful:

www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richard-III-L...61-detail/story.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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The big news this week (especially for the internet it seems) is that the origins of cat domestication have been traced to China:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131216154858.htm
phys.org/news/2013-12-cat-domestication-...e-farmers-years.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/wuis-cdt121213.php
news.discovery.com/animals/pets/cat-dome...ese-farms-131216.htm
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2013/...o-neolithic-fossils/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2013/1216/Stud...cats-5-300-years-ago
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/12/16/Stud.../UPI-80421387243310/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rmers-5300-years-ago

6000 years b.p. burials from northeast Vietnam:

www.thanhniennews.com/index/pages/201312...rtheast-vietnam.aspx


Possible remains of Ketevan on Goa:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...martyr-queen-ketevan
www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-sta...a/article5490392.ece
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...martyr-queen-ketevan

Suggestion that Qin’s soldiers had stone armour (!):

www.newkerala.com/news/story/103414/qin-...-for-protection.html
in.news.yahoo.com/qin-dynasty-39-soldier...ed-39-093527483.html
english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20131217/101923.shtml
www.china.org.cn/video/2013-12/17/content_30919845.htm

Some interesting Chinese medical texts:

www.china.org.cn/arts/2013-12/19/content_30942767.htm
english.peopledaily.com.cn/90882/8489263.html
www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=188348

I think we mentioned this 1400 years b.p. warrior in armour from Kanai
Higashiura:

io9.com/5968201/archaeologists-at-pompei...l-wearing-his-armour
japandailypress.com/first-bone-scales-fo...it-of-armor-2441417/
mainichi.jp/english/english/newsselect/n...2a00m0na005000c.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2250023...ried-molten-ash.html

Hopes to reunite some Cambodian statuary:

phys.org/news/2013-12-momentum-gains-anc...mbodian-statues.html

… while another disputed statue that was in the news a while ago is being
returned:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/13/arts/design/d...odia.html?ref=design
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66918

Evidence of a tsunami hitting hawaii caused by an Alaskan earthquake:

www.alaskadispatch.com/article/20131226/...giant-tsunami-alaska

Binary math in Polynesia?:

www.livescience.com/41985-binary-math-in...-before-leibniz.html

Feature on Nan Madol:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-the-coral-reef-city

Studying the collapse of the Indus Civilization:

asia.nikkei.com/magazine/20131219-Power-...e-Indus-civilization
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...g-indus-civilisation

cf:
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0084814
(full text)

Plans to restore (to some extent) the citadel at Bam:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67100
www.thejakartaglobe.com/international/ir...r-regain-past-glory/

Some Buddha relics were stolen from a Cambodian shrine:

www.rawstory.com/rs/2013/12/15/buddha-re...om-cambodian-shrine/

More on evidence of ancient tsunamis from an Indonesian cave:

www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacifi...1cd74f760_story.html
news.discovery.com/earth/rocks-fossils/t...esia-cave-131213.htm
phys.org/news/2013-12-stunning-tsunami-indonesia-cave.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25269698

More on evidence of pre-Cook Europeans in NZ and Australia:

www.news.com.au/technology/science/shipw...jwl1aw-1226788010037
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 prehistoric burial in Florida has been ‘saved’ from a housing development:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/...indover-bog/4146659/
www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/33948...-on-safer-ground-now

Possible native American site in Wetumpka (Alabama):

www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/201...-site?nclick_check=1
www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/201...eated-proper-respect
www.wsfa.com/story/24231819/ancient-indi...te-found-in-wetumpka
www.whlt.com/story/24243109/skeletal-rem...und-in-george-county

Feces from an Oregon cave aren’t human after all:

westerndigs.org/ancient-feces-from-orego...-on-first-americans/

On monument alignment in ancient Ohio:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...to-sun-and-moon.html
apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/the...e-newark-earthworks/
apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/how...pewell-have-done-it/

A big mystery object in Seattle:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/us/under-seat...a-what-is-it.html?hp

A Tlingit war helmet turns up in a museum storage area:

www.springfieldmuseums.org/news/view/762...field_science_museum
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...covered-museum-store

Latest on the Vero Beach dig:

www.therepublic.com/view/story/175485134...3913b10/FL--Vero-Man
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...al-vero-site-florida
www.miamiherald.com/2013/12/14//v-fullst...lue-to-americas.html

More on those Hopi artifacts that were auctioned and returned:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/design/s...home.html?ref=design

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Studying trepanation in Peru:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uoc--acs121913.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...1000-year-old-skulls
phys.org/news/2013-12-ancient-cranial-su...ist-trepanation.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131219200049.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

High tech search for Maya sites in Guatemala:

phys.org/news/2013-12-team-treetops-maya-secrets.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...nopy-spot-maya-ruins

Studying the structures at Los Altos de Jalisco:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67098#.UsBlbyeOemM
www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/14-hallazgos/6...los-altos-de-jalisco

Remains of a canal near Cusco:

www.peruviantimes.com/23/archaeologists-...outside-cusco/21027/
elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1675853/noticia...a-sacsahuamanfotos/1
(Spanish)
www.andina.com.pe/espanol/noticia-descub...ayhuaman-487403.aspx
(Spanish)

A colonial era mikveh from Venezuela:

www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_c...&id=2172901&Itemid=1
www.jta.org/2013/12/16/news-opinion/worl...covered-in-venezuela
forward.com/articles/189348/th-century-m...overed-in-venezuela/
www.i24news.tv/en/news/international/ame...covered-in-venezuela

Searching for the ‘treasure of the Llanganates’ in Ecuador:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/south...the-Llanganates.html
www.peruthisweek.com/news-investigators-...-of-atahualpa-101739
www.vancouversun.com/news/Ruins+discover...t/9289589/story.html
periodismoenlinea.org/especiales/19514/f...s-excavan-en-ecuador
(Spanish)

Training locals to preserve paintings at El Tajin:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66921#.UsBmAyeOemM
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 box of 100 years b.p. negatives from Antarctica:

petapixel.com/2013/12/27/100-year-old-bo...ervators-antarctica/

A possible ‘ring’ inspiration for Tolkien?

www.historytoday.com/lynn-forest-hill/inspiration-tolkiens-ring

Suggestion that most of human history had young people in charge:

www.historytoday.com/michael-s-cummings/when-youth-ruled-earth

Feature on the importance of cotton in history:

www.historytoday.com/giorgio-riello/cotton-social-fabric

Humans do the Levy walk pattern too, apparently:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-12/uoa-wtw122313.php
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5409/20...hroughout-nature.htm
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2013/...actics-to-find-food/
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113035010...ks-honeybees-122413/
www.upi.com/Science_News/2013/12/23/Huma.../UPI-27721387846140/
uanews.org/story/walking-the-walk-what-s...umans-have-in-common

cf www.pnas.org/content/early/2013/12/17/1318616111

Big bucks for an erstwhile stolen Stradivarius:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25432160
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66965

A 1200 b.p. telephone:

www.smithsonianmag.com/ideas-innovations...tions-231152081.html

Lots of ‘top’ lists this week … like the top ten archaeological finds from the UK this year:

www.culture24.org.uk//history-and-herita...rchaeology/art460305

… top five archaeology stories:

westerndigs.org/western-digs-top-5-archaeology-stories-of-2013/

… ten bizarre Victorian deaths:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25340525

… things we learned from bones:

www.nbcnews.com/science/year-science-old...558?ocid=msnhp&pos=4

… solstice things:

www.livescience.com/42152-ancient-tribut...witner-solstice.html

… Past Horizon’s top ten articles:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...013-top-ten-articles


The art year in review:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/arts/design/r...ncerns.html?ref=arts

… and ditto for the UK:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culture-revi...he-best-of-2013.html

Feature on ‘underground astronauts’:

thegazette.com/2013/12/17/university-of-...ut-goes-underground/

On zombie history:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/12/15/...rom-haiti-to-the-cdc

Plenty of Christmas-related things too … including pondering why
December25th:

www.heraldonline.com/2013/12/25/5532542/...?partner=yahoo_feeds
www.deseretnews.com/article/865592941/De...stmas-is-Dec-25.html
www.robesonian.com/news/opinion_columns/...hristmas-celebration
minnesota.cbslocal.com/2013/12/24/good-q...rate-xmas-on-dec-25/

… 25 things you might not know about Christmas:

www.malaysiandigest.com/frontpage/29-4-t...about-christmas.html

… Harvard’s role in assorted Christmas carols:

www.boston.com/yourcampus/news/harvard/2...?rss_id=Most+Popular

… pondering where Jesus was born:

www.christianpost.com/news/christmas-his...rn-in-a-cave-111405/

… and the Star of Bethlehem:

io9.com/what-was-the-star-of-bethlehem-really-1485609615

German beer law:

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/12/17/251...itage-worth-honoring

Interesting feature on saving art etc.during WWII:

www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...sures-236240251.html

Interview with Pamela Smith on the history of science:

phys.org/news/2013-12-history-science.html

If you’re still looking for a gift for that hard-to-buy-for type:

phys.org/news/2013-12-lonely-christmas-hire-18th-century.html

On the birth of the modern phone system:

www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/...0feafdd1394&hpid=z14

Review of Damrosch, *Jonathan Swift*:

www.newstatesman.com/2013/12/pox-and-city

Review of Browman,*Cultural Negotiations*:

news.wustl.edu/news/Pages/26281.aspx

More on that library looting:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25403595

More on reconstructing ancient buildings in 3d:

phys.org/news/2013-12-method-reconstruct...one-historic-3d.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Rome:

www.rep-am.com/lifestyle/travel/774154.txt
www.tylerpaper.com/TP-Travel/192027/hidd...st-path#.UsBuqCeOemM

Naples:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/travel/seduce...ples.html?ref=travel

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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Israel Museum has acquired (inter alia) the ‘first Jewish coin’

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/i...llection/2013/12/19/
www.timesofisrael.com/israel-museum-obta...s-first-jewish-coin/

An e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n51.html

...another:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n52.html

… and the one which should appear today (I think):

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n53.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 ================================================================
Augustus:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/internat...lsdbCHyC2aeQJkNm3sNw

Dying Gaul:

www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life...95-0d94143d7b89.html

Records of Rights:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/17/arts/design/r...tional-archives.html

Rembrandt:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66999

Napoleon and Josephine:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67127

Vasari’s Last Supper:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67041

Renaissance to Goya:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66927

Monsters:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=66975

American West in Bronze:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/arts/design/t...onze.html?ref=design

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Hamlet:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/theater/hamle...s.html?hpw&rref=arts

Coriolanus:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25427984

Rime of the Ancient Mariner:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/14/theater/revie...haw.html?ref=theater

Feature on Handel operas:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/15/arts/music/ea...-again.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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Richard Britnell:

www.theguardian.com/education/2013/dec/26/richard-britnell

Victor Sarigiannidis:

eu.greekreporter.com/2013/12/24/greek-ar...annidis-passes-away/

Christopher Mee:

www.bsa.ac.uk/pages/news_drill.php?cat_id=30&news_id=226

Cynthia Russett:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/19/books/cynthia...-76.html?ref=science

James Isbell Armstrong:

www.vnews.com/home/9839131-95/james-isbell-armstrong
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131215.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131222.mp3

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]

Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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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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On Neanderthal genes in Asian populations (not sure if we mentioned this
one):

usa.chinadaily.com.cn/2014-01/03/content_17214513.htm

OpEd on assorted hominid news from 2013, especially Denisovans:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25559172

Most fascinating discoveries of 2013:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/observation...g%3A+Observations%29

… and what we learned about human origins in 2013:

www.foxnews.com/science/2013/12/30/what-...man-origins-in-2013/

Not sure where to put this one … some purportedly Neanderthal remains from Italy have turned out to be medieval:

www.livescience.com/42231-neanderthal-remains-disproved.html

On hobbits, dwarves, and the like:

www.slate.com/articles/health_and_scienc...rves_interbreed.html

More on Neanderthal speech capabilities:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...yoid-bone-hypothesis

More on tracing diabetes back to Neanderthal genes:

www.livescience.com/42278-neanderthal-ge...type-2-diabetes.html
www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/25/2568...t-roots?sc=17&f=1007
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25506198

More on Neanderthal neatness:

www.cbc.ca/news/technology/neanderthal-c...es-to-live-1.2483451

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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As might be expected, a report on Tut’s mummified member is getting press
attention:
www.livescience.com/42290-king-tut-mummi...penis-explained.html

Tomb of a Ramesside-era bigwig beer maker from Luxor:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/90...-in-Egypts-Luxo.aspx
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-25593526
www.theatlantic.com/international/archiv...-beer-brewer/282801/
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67252
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01...mb-discovery-brewer/
www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/03/...ver-tomb-luxor-egypt
phys.org/news307971883.html
apnews.myway.com/article/20140103/DAB3DEI80.html
www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/03/ancient-t...-uncovered-in-luxor/
luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2014/0...-year-ramesside.html
(photos)

This could be any tomb find, I suppose:

www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=75120

A pile of items are missing from the Aswan Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/world/middlee...ken-from-museum.html
www.seattlepi.com/news/world/article/Egy...m-museum-5106796.php
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/90...from-Aswan-stor.aspx

A Polish team is seeking funds for an excavation of a priestly tomb:

www.thenews.pl/1/10/Artykul/157576,Poles...ncient-Egyptian-tomb

If you’re wondering what Zahi Hawass is up to:

www.theguardian.com/world/2014/jan/02/za...atah-al-sisi-pharaoh

Discussing how best to protect sites in Egypt:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/01/01/touris...-and-tourism-police/

… because tourism is hurting:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67196

Latest thing on atherosclerosis and mummies:

www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Atherosclerosis/43647

Apologies for entering pyramids and doing bad things:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/german-res...rized-entry-pyramids

Latest repatriation of a stolen item is from Brussels:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/90...d-from-Brussel.aspxv

Feature on repatriation in general:

www.cbsnews.com/news/a-tug-of-war-over-ancient-treasures/

Very interesting report on the find of some textiles possibly dyed with
tekhelet:

www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/r...-sources/2013/12/31/
www.jewishpress.com/blogs/life-in-israel...research/2013/12/31/
www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-worl...ws/.premium-1.566199
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....ec_id=25&subj_id=240
phys.org/news/2013-12-israel-elusive-biblical-blue.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/e...lue-found-140102.htm
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175770#.UsiRpvbfT-k
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67204
www.livescience.com/42265-ancient-israel...brics-regal-dye.html
www.jns.org/news-briefs/2013/12/31/first...t-revealed-in-israel
www.cbsnews.com/news/elusive-biblical-bl...ali-researcher-says/
www.theblaze.com/stories/2013/12/31/arch...-roots-in-the-bible/

cf:
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archae...eat-tekhelet-debate/

That oldest Solomonic inscription might refer to ‘cheap wine’:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.566390

Talmud-era Jewish community at Elad?:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175778

Latest ‘caught red handed’ tomb-robber tale:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175670

Feature on graffiti from the Church of the Nativity:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/23/gr...rims-church-nativity

Next saga from Jerusalem might be the proposed Kedem Compound:

www.jpost.com/National-News/Archeologist...side-Old-City-336983

… or the Khan Lubin site:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175658#.UsiS0_bfT-k

… but both will have to go quite a ways to rival the latest Temple Mount
news:

jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_c...view=article&id=6144
www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/1.565857

… and the reaction:

www.jpost.com/National-News/Classified-c...rea-from-Wakf-336515

Review of Galor and Bloedhorn, *The Archaeology of Jerusalem*:

www.jewishjournal.com/books/article/archaeology_truth_jerusalem

More on that fountain from a Ramla estate:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...covered-ramla-estate

More on meat mummies:

www.dailyherald.com/article/20131229/news/712299979/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Interesting 6000 years b.p. burials of horses and a pregnant woman from
Bulgaria:

www.novinite.com/articles/156868/6000-Ye...Pregnant+in+Bulgaria

A Mycenean necropolis from Eghion:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...ni-fa?category_id=20
(Italian)
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Sport/Archeol...fa_321060460705.html
(Italian)

An epipaleolithic (?) site from the Trodos Mountains (Cyprus):

incyprus.philenews.com/en-gb/Blogs/4324/38985/excavation-find

Roman remains from Horndean (UK):

www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/discovered-pot...the-region-1-5776708

Some Hellenistic tombs in Mugla apparently aren’t getting in the way of road construction:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/centuries-old-...main-under-road.aspx

Roman sarcophagi from Amasya:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-sarcopha...=60275&NewsCatID=375

A “parliament building” from Assos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/anatolias-olde...=60471&NewsCatID=375

Finds from Torcello:

www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/Ar...la_321055739089.html

Bravo to the UCincy press folk for hyping papers presented by their Classicists at the latest AIA/APA shindig … first one on elite dining habits at Pompeii:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=19029
www.livescience.com/42309-food-eaten-by-pompeii-residents.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/g...staurants-140103.htm
news.yahoo.com/elite-ancient-pompeii-din...raffe-203930684.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ompeii-revealed.html
www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2...ing-giraffes/282795/
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-pompeii-diet-01658.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-the-menu-in-pompeii
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/uoc-nsf010214.php
phys.org/news/2014-01-scrounging-scraps-...rs-diets-middle.html

… and floor decoration in the Bronze Age:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=19011
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/uoc-uru010214.php
phys.org/news/2014-01-uncover-ancient-artists-palace-floor.html

… and what we learn about ancient Antioch from Google Earth:

www.uc.edu/news/NR.aspx?id=18991
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140102112336.htm
phys.org/news307878266.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/uoc-mtw010214.php

The Roman roots of New Year Resolutions:

phys.org/news/2013-12-ancient-traditions-year-resolutions.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131230191042.htm

Feature on the Francois Vase:

www.nzz.ch/wissenschaft/uebersicht/ein-m...t-1.18212814(German)

Interesting study of the ‘sundial’ of Augustus and its actual date:

www.livescience.com/42252-3d-simulations-rome-ara-pacis.html
phys.org/news307705107.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/s...mulations-131231.htm

Mapping Roman aqueducts:

www.latimes.com/world/europe/la-fg-roman...8419.story?track=rss

Latin on the rise in the UK:

uk.news.yahoo.com/latin-learning-rise-sc...2419920.html#2JLT42m

More on that Vatican necropolis:

www.arkansas-catholic.org/news/article/3...-Vatican-necropolis-

More on Oriens:

www.hinckleytimes.net/news/local-news/or...avel-riddles-6442134
www.tamworthherald.co.uk/Lead-coffin-Rom...78-detail/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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Neolithic finds from a Danish construction site:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...se-of-neolithic-life

Interesting burials and barrows from Chodlik (Poland):

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rows-found-in-poland


Some Viking items looted in the 18th century turn up in the British Museum:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/jan/05/...ation-british-museum


Feature on Viking drinking horns:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ic-drinking-heritage

Latest on Richard III’s (re)burial plans:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-25349673
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67176

… while the archaeologist in charge received an OBE:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-25550983

Plans for Welshpool’s motte and bailey castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-25552396

More on that medieval well ‘murder mystery’:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...r-old-murder-mystery

More on Spanish vineyards:

www.nbcnews.com/science/vintage-find-1-0...red-spain-2D11812515
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/12/131223131040.htm
phys.org/news/2013-12-year-old-vineyards.html

More on Shakespeare’s house:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-25484161
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 3500 years b.p. burial from Siberia is the latest ‘couple-holding-hands’
example
(and they didn’t wait till Valentine’s!):

news24online.com/3500-year-old-tombs-wit...estNews24_32213.aspx
uk.news.yahoo.com/3-500-old-tombs-couple...hands-084203984.html
www.asianage.com/newsmakers/hand-holding...etons-discovered-048
www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/till-d...rticle1-1168340.aspx
www.indianexpress.com/news/-/1214194/

A huge Ming-era stone bridge emerges as a Chinese lake dries up:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67250
phys.org/news/2014-01-ancient-stone-brid...evealed-chinese.html

Excavating China’s first Great Wall:

www.npr.org/2013/12/29/255550362/centuri...ll-there-was-another

3000 b.p. tombs from Hubei:

english.peopledaily.com.cn/202936/8501534.html
www.shanghaidaily.com/article/article_xinhua.aspx?id=190704

Finds from Kowloon:

www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1395...t-relics-dug-kowloon

A hunch apparently led to all that Buddha birthdate stuff a few weeks back:

au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/lifestyle/a/-/...n-buddha-birth-date/
www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/342509/lif...on-buddha-birth-date

Excavations are about to commence at a Phanigiri Buddhist site:

www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra_p...1/article1976230.ece

More fallout from that Unnao ‘treasure hunt’:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/historian...o/article5520306.ece

A pile of antiquities being smuggled out of Pakistan turn out to be genuine:

www.dawn.com/news/1077212/majority-of-11...uities-found-genuine

More on the history of cats in China:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67202

More on tsunami history from an Indonesian cave:

www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/12...ory-ancient-tsunamis
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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8000 years b.p. artifacts from a dig in chilly Minnesota:

www.kare11.com/story/news/local/2014/01/...s-gatherers/4309619/

Using LiDAR in New England:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01...ology-lidar-science/

Hype for a program on the latest poking around on Oak Island:

www.newsdaily.com/entertainment/55ad13e4...e-on-canadian-island

A UK map dealer may have a hand drawn 1776 map of New York:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67256

A possible Confederate shipwreck (maybe) near Fort Morgan:

www.wkrg.com/story/24351114/shipwreck-uncovered-near-ft-morgan

Racing to explore coastal sites in the Arctic:

www.npr.org/2014/01/01/258889938/archeol...arming-arctic-coasts

An historically-important letter relating to Independence turns up in a museum attic sort of situation:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/02/nyregion/lett...smid=tw-nytimes&_r=0

Declining lake levels reveal some Gold Rush history in Folsom Lake:

www.sacbee.com/2013/12/31/6038870/folsom...ne-exposes-gold.html

A Civil War document signed by Lincoln is coming to auction:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2013/12/...ioned_in_syracu.html

Latest in a series on the HMS Investigator:

www.ngnews.ca/News/Local/2013-12-30/arti...estigator-explored/1

Cakewalks weren’t always … er … cakewalks:

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2013/12/23/...lk-wasnt-always-easy

OpEd on an Ancestral Pueblans site in Arizona:

mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/opinion/le...one.html?ref=opinion

Moving an old Canadian rural church to Louisiana:

www.newsdaily.com/canada/66f7f1ceec982b0...t-in-rural-louisiana

Interesting feature on John Wesley Powell:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25491932

More on that disputed war shirt coming to auction:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/28/arts/design/i...tory.html?ref=design
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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What we’re learning from those 7000 years b.p. Mexican footprints:

phys.org/news/2014-01-discovery-oldest-f...ts-clues-mexico.html
www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/01/02/7000...8697973/?spt=nil&d=p
planetearth.nerc.ac.uk/news/story.aspx?id=1579

Interesting Aztec skull rack site found during subway construction:

phys.org/news/2014-01-mexico-subway-unusual-aztec.html#nwlt
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67201
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2532080...y.html#ixzz2pB7UQbUJ
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/mexi...ec-offering-21384900
www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/17-arqueologia...a-linea-12-del-metro
(Spanish)
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ms-found-mexico-city

www.nbcnews.com/science/mexico-city-dig-...ogs-skull-2D11825902
www.newser.com/story/180008/subway-digge...ifice-in-mexico.html
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...1627841#.UsXGmbQyHZk
www.news24.com/Green/News/Mexico-subway-...-Aztec-find-20131231
www.abc.es/ciencia/20140102/abci-craneo-...co-201401021546.html
(Spanish)
www.europapress.es/latam/mexico/noticia-...-20140101215151.html
(Spanish)
noticieros.televisa.com/mexico-df/1312/d...a-12-metro/(Spanish)
diarioportal.com/2013/12/31/craneos-de-u...-linea-12-del-metro/
(Spanish)
www.latercera.com/noticia/tendencias/201...udad-de-mexico.shtml
(Spanish)

Concerns for Huaca Maucallacta in Arequipa (Peru):

www.peruthisweek.com/news-the-huaca-mauc...troyed-photos-101827

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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Studying handwritten notes which may have been written by Copernicus:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,398...y-by-copernicus.html

Not sure if we mentioned the dispute about ‘Twas the Night Before
Christmas’:

www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/20...christmas-poem-trial

The BBC’s ‘year in archaeology’ roundup:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-25334430

Top ten “coolest” archaeology finds in 2013:

www.livescience.com/42257-2013-big-archaeology-stories.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/02/10-co...gy-discoveries-2013/

Top 13 archaeology finds:

www.foxnews.com/science/slideshow/2013/0.../king-david-s-palace

Top 10 Biblical archaeology finds:

www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2013/decemb...overies-of-2013.html

Another top ten list:

uk.news.yahoo.com/top-ten-archaeological...hotos-085535749.html

On language shaping world views:

www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/12/30/2583...es-view-of-the-world

The US continues to use playing cards to teach soldiers about artifacts:

www.wired.com/dangerroom/2013/12/monumentswoman/

Anxious youth in various eras:

mobile.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/opinion/an...now.html?ref=opinion

Interesting manuscript which reveals much about early Hassidimism:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/175852

A UK television show reveals a lost Van Dyck:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-25535536
www.newsdaily.com/entertainment/24210306...van-dyck-masterpiece
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/pa...van-dyck/?ref=design

Thing on the Knights Templar:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/dominicselwoo...the-knights-templar/

Interesting medical almanac purchased by the Wellcome Library:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2013/dec/29/...eval-medical-almanac

The Lady and the Unicorn tapestry has been restored and is back on display:

www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/28/la...rn-tapestry-restored

Growing interest in the Romanovs in Russia:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/cz...ays-russia/?ref=arts

Did Sotheby’s sell a fake Chinese scroll?:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/ar...s-a-fake/?ref=design

Review of Earle Labor, *Jack London*:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/books/review/...labor.html?ref=books

More (interesting) details in that Neapolitan library theft:

mobile.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/books/book...itics.html?ref=books


More on century-old negatives from the Antarctic:

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2013/12/30/...edition?sc=17&f=1007
www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/12/27...red-in-antarctic-ice
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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_v16n53.html
Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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Gold and the Incas:

nga.gov.au/exhibition/Incas/

Francesco Vanni:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/29/nyregion/a-re...lery.html?ref=design

1864:

www.boston.com/travel/destinations/2014/...gF0q1BSgK/story.html

Gods and Heroes:

www.boston.com/travel/destinations/2014/...gF0q1BSgK/story.html

Matisse as Printmaker:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67241

Matisse’s Marguerite:

www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/mus...66705ca3b_story.html

Yoga:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/arts/design/y...ECC1B190739A&gwt=pay

William Kent:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/arts/design/w...bard.html?ref=design

Intent to Deceive:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/01/arts/design/s...real.html?ref=design

Trying to save a museum dedicated to Oliver Cromwell:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-25447605

Some del Robbia panels will be going to the US:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/27/15...d-states/?ref=design

A new Sutton Hoo (+) gallery is opening at the BM:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67170

More on the appraisal of that collection in Detroit:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/arts/design/r...tworks.html?ref=arts
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Play of Daniel:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/31/arts/music/pl...stival.html?ref=arts

Twelfth Night Festival:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/arts/music/tr...begun.html?ref=music

Othello:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/12/30/an...-george/?ref=theater

La Descente d’Orphee:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/03/arts/music/la...chapel.html?ref=arts

King Lear:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/05/theater/frank...bam.html?ref=theater

Feature on Rameau’s operas:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/arts/internat...ars-on.html?ref=arts

An historical piano factory is shutting its doors:

www.npr.org/blogs/deceptivecadence/2013/...l-chord?sc=17&f=1039

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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Peter Geach:

www.theguardian.com/education/2013/dec/26/peter-geach

John Eisenhower:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/23/us/john-eisen....html?ref=obituaries

Richard D Heffner:

www.nytimes.com/2013/12/20/arts/televisi...-at-88.html?ref=arts
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131229.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]

Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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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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Big news this week appears to be that “Nutcracker Man” ate “tiger nuts”:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/uoo-tmy010314.php
phys.org/news308417113.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109003949.htm
www.livescience.com/42433-nutcracker-man-ate-tiger-nuts.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ms-grasshoppers.html

www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/10/real-...uts/?intcmp=trending
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/09/nutcra...7431.html?ir=Science
www.nbcnews.com/science/what-did-nutcrac...rent-kind-2D11884035
www.ox.ac.uk/media/news_stories/2014/140109_1.html

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0084942

… slide show on early hominid diets:

news.discovery.com/human/evolution/what-...7.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1

Ardi is apparently connected to humans somehow:

phys.org/news/2014-01-ardi-skull-reveals-links-human.html

What frozen mammoths are telling us about Paleolithic diets:

www.examiner.com/article/frozen-mammals-...neolithic-human-diet
globalpalaeonews.wordpress.com/2014/01/1...n-mammoth-carcasses/
cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0084480
(full text)

More on tool-making Neanderthals:

discovermagazine.com/2014/jan-feb/34-neanderthals-prove-crafty

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AFRICA
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Neolithic hunter-gatherers from Morocco had really bad teeth, some 13000 years b.p. or so:
phys.org/news/2014-01-nuts-tooth-hunter-gatherers.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67314
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-24332237
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/paleo...ets-carbs-140107.htm
home.bt.com/news/uknews/ancestors-suffer...decay-11363864831193
www.livescience.com/42346-hunter-gatherers-had-tooth-decay.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24817-anc...ne-news#.UssxgbQyHZk
www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/01/06/260...ncient-hunters-teeth
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...t-caused-tooth-decay
www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...c%3A+More+Science%29
blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2014/...ing-too-many-acorns/
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/st...e-from-nuts.23112729
www.nbcnews.com/science/carb-loading-rot...tudy-says-2D11866883
www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/...archaeology/4307319/
news.yahoo.com/paleo-diet-may-included-s...carbs-200944220.html
www.nhm.ac.uk/about-us/news/2014/jan/anc...toothache127174.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

cf www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/01/03/1318176111

A Denver museum is returning some items to Kenya:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/04/arts/design/d...seum.html?ref=design
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Polish team has excavated a Neolithic child necropolis in Egypt:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...etery-found-in-egypt

A Japanese team has found the tomb of Khonsuemheb:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140108170515.htm
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancien...ce/brewmasters-tomb/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...muts-tomb-discovered
www.waseda.jp/rps/en/information/result/...0107khonsuemheb.html
(Waseda University press release)

… while a U.S./Egyptian team has found the tomb of the pharaoh Sobekhotep near Abydos:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/91...-Period-discove.aspx
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...gyptian-history.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67308
www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Egyptia...archaeologists/31418
www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/01/06/ancient-q...haraoh-sobekhotep-i/
www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2014/01/06/u...pharoah-sobekhotep-i
mg.co.za/article/2014-01-06-ancient-phar...b-unearthed-in-egypt
www.news.com.au/technology/science/ameri...jwl1aw-1226796203554
tribune.com.pk/story/655774/american-dig...mb-of-egypt-pharaoh/
www.universityherald.com/articles/6647/2...ing-13th-dynasty.htm
news.yahoo.com/american-diggers-identify...araoh-155609830.html
luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2014/0...overed-in-upper.html
www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=75188

Another feature on Tut:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5074/47/More--m...-of-Tutankhamun.aspx

Latest pyramid-building theory is being rather stridently presented in the
press:

www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/en...s-rubbishing-3009531

Egypt continues to scour the globe for purloined antiquities:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/...-auction-israel.html

… while recovering some from a Cairo suburb:

www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/342812/lif...xcavated-antiquities
www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/07/us-eg...dUSBREA060EI20140107
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/91...of-antiquities-.aspx
en.aswatmasriya.com/news/view.aspx?id=ba...80-b1f4-dbf9a1d7c073
www.khaleejtimes.com/kt-article-display-...l§ion=middleeast

Vague item on sites in Luxor being ‘inaugurated’:

www.sis.gov.eg/En/Templates/Articles/tmp...ews.aspx?ArtID=75259

More support for a possible depiction of a volcanic eruption at Catal Huyuk:

phys.org/news/2014-01-neolithic-mural-de...ncient-eruption.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/plos-nmm010314.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109003957.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...nt-volcanic-eruption
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/c...a-volcanic-eruption/
cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0084711
(full text)

Using Google earth to track trade routes around Antioch:

www.livescience.com/42382-google-earth-m...ancient-antioch.html

Pondering the ‘economy’ of inhabitants of the Negev, some 4500 years b.p.:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.567569

A possible pre-sixth century B.C./B.C.E water tunnel from outside
Jerusalem:

www.jta.org/2014/01/10/news-opinion/isra...ed-in-east-jerusalem

A new translation reveals interesting information about the Ark of the
Covenant:

www.livescience.com/42398-ark-of-covenan...-in-hebrew-text.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ng-Ark-Covenant.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/09/fate-...aled-in-hebrew-text/
www.nbcnews.com/science/forget-indiana-j...-revealed-2D11889090

Latest finds (it seems) from Temple Mount:

www.ritmeyer.com/2014/01/07/new-discover...%22}&action_ref_map= []

… while the Waqf was caught ‘red handed’ drilling on Temple Mount:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/176075
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/284489

… and more on ‘the report’:

www.algemeiner.com/2014/01/08/temple-mou...future-of-holy-site/
jewishvoiceny.com/index.php?option=com_c...07:israel&Itemid=290

Looking for David’s palace in Hebron … a rather controversial dig with plenty of saga
potential:

www.haaretz.com/opinion/.premium-1.567898
www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.567694
www.jpost.com/National-News/Antiquities-...in-Tel-Hebron-337549
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/176020
www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/n...s-palace/2014/01/09/
www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=664128

We keep hearing of plans for restoration of sites in Iraq:

www.aina.org/news/20140109174002.htm

Some Quran manuscripts were stolen in Yemen:

abna.ir/data.asp?lang=3&id=493235

The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library might be of interest:

www.deadseascrolls.org.il/

A pair of tunnels from Niksar with a skeptical story attached to them:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bath-tunnels-o...=60735&NewsCatID=375

More on the translation of the Ophel inscription:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.567256

More on Masada:

www.thejc.com/comment-and-debate/columni...%81ght-battle-masada
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.563888

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Latest on the Riace Bronzes:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67407

They’ve completed excavations at the “Hellenistic House” at Kato Paphos:

famagusta-gazette.com/excavations-comple...paphos-p21987-69.htm

A search for a Roman road in Shrewsbury came up empty:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/01/07/d...signs-of-roman-road/

Feature on the Ramparts Scotland project:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...n-the-edge-of-empire

Latest theory on the poisoning of Alexander the Great:

www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11184474
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2537579...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.newstalkzb.co.nz/auckland/news/nbint...alexander-the-great-

On Myceneans using portable grills:

www.livescience.com/42414-ancient-cookin...portable-grills.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...le-grills-140109.htm
news.yahoo.com/ancient-greeks-used-porta...cnics-160136661.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/10/ancien...rills_n_4574645.html

Recreating imagines maiorum:

www.livescience.com/42334-lifelike-roman...masks-recreated.html
www.livescience.com/42335-photos-lost-ro...masks-recreated.html
(photos)
news.yahoo.com/uncannily-lifelike-roman-...d-wax-180427165.html

Pondering war elephants at the Battle of Raphia:

phys.org/news/2014-01-war-elephant-myths-debunked-dna.html
www.science20.com/news_articles/military...aims_debunked-127538
www.biologynews.net/archives/2014/01/09/...debunked_by_dna.html
www.igb.illinois.edu/news/war-elephant-myths-debunked-dna
jhered.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/...5jg#xref-corresp-2-1
(full text)

Concerns for the Roman villa at Patti Marina:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...grado?category_id=20
(Italian)
www.resapubblica.it/evidenza3/la-villa-r...adini-si-mobilitano/
Italian)
messina.blogsicilia.it/villa-romana-di-p...allabbandono/231021/
(Italian)

More on “Romans” dining on giraffes:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67407

More on the floor of the palace of Nestor:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...or-throne-room-floor
www.livescience.com/42352-ancient-throne...m-painted-floor.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140103204508.htm
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5532/20...nstruct-visitors.htm

Review of Harry Eyres, *Horace and Me*:

www.csmonitor.com/Books/Book-Reviews/2014/0109/Horace-and-Me
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 6000 years b.p. pregnant woman burial from Svestari:

www.novinite.com/articles/156868/6000-Ye...Pregnant+in+Bulgaria

On opening oysters in mesolithic Denmark:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...s-the-mesolithic-way

Excavating the Iron Age hill fort at Ham Hill:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-hillfort-in-britain

Searching for the site of the Battle of Brunanburh:

www.telegraph.co.uk/history/10526557/Que...efield-launched.html

An Anglo-Saxon gaming piece from Lyminge:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...glo-saxon-royal-hall

Some lost Viking artifacts turned up in a BM storeroom:

www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journ...ritish-museum-stores
www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/jan/05/...ation-british-museum

A probably violent end for a Finnish medieval swordsman:

yle.fi/uutiset/finlands_1000-year_old_un..._violent_end/7016200

Medieval princess hats were apparently inspired from Mongol predecessors:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mediev...ior-women-180948217/

Speculation that some 19th century bones may have been body snatching
victims:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2534487...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Plans to ‘protect’ a 1903 shipwreck exposed during storms in Ireland:

www.irishcentral.com/news/1903-Kerry-shi...tated-239681831.html
www.independent.ie/irish-news/bid-to-sav...storms-29903624.html

Magna Carta is heading to Bury St Edmonds:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-25656274

The Bedale Viking Hoard is going on display:

www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/10922171....athers_pace/?ref=rss
www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/10921982.__50k_...ng_treasure/?ref=rss
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-25640207

Interesting feature on Berlin in 1914:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25635311

… and Paris:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25619822

… and Vienna:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25576645

Latest Richard III happenings:

www.leicestermercury.co.uk/Richard-III-N...13-detail/story.html

Concerns about a housing development near Culloden battlefield:

www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/hous...loden-site-1-3258554
www.scotsman.com/news/environment/histor...en-housing-1-3264115

www.inverness-courier.co.uk/News/Concern...lefield-07012014.htm

I think we’ve mentioned this project to digitize Ogham inscribed stones:

www.artec3d.com/case_studies/Digitizing+...scribed+stones_25836

On Vikings and superheroes:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/w-vs010714.php
phys.org/news/2013-10-vikings-social-savage.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140107092954.htm
www.alphagalileo.org/ViewItem.aspx?ItemId=137825&CultureCode=en
www.scienceworldreport.com/articles/9860...led-ancient-text.htm
www.business-standard.com/article/news-a...-114010800643_1.html
nestor.coventry.ac.uk/research/appmath/s..._networks_Final3.pdf
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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4000 years b.p. fortifications from Shaanxi:

www.nzweek.com/technology/chinese-archae...rtifications-109117/

Some 2500 years b.p. footprints from Hubei:

shanghaiist.com/2014/01/04/2500years_old...nt_footprints_we.php

Some donated bamboo strips turn out to be ancient Chinese multiplication
tables:

phys.org/news/2014-01-donated-chinese-ba...ultiplication_1.html
www.nature.com/news/ancient-times-table-...amboo-strips-1.14482
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...28Content%3A+News%29
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/09/ancien...amboo_n_4556960.html

Recent finds along the Silk Road:

english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20140108/102232.shtml
www.ecns.cn/2014/01-08/95997.shtml

Nice feature on that whole Unnao ‘gold rush’ thing:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25595849

Another site in India damaged by an excavator:

www.business-standard.com/article/curren...-114011100071_1.html

On the environmental impact of land use in 12th century Cambodia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/plos-acc010314.php
phys.org/news/2014-01-ancient-cambodian-...nsive-extensive.html
www.sciencecodex.com/ancient_cambodian_c...ental_impacts-125862

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0084252
(full text)

On the founding of the Khmer kingdom:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...g-city-khmer-kingdom

The fire in the Tibetan quarter of Dukezong seems to have done some historical damage:

www.newsdaily.com/travel/0d315a2746a053f...ibetan-town-in-china

Not sure where to put this one … the Vatican has been asked to beatify Matteo Ricci:

www.newsdaily.com/asia/c8bada2488adedc97...-to-evangelise-china

More on important New Zealand shipwrecks:

www.nature.com/news/shipwreck-points-to-...-new-zealand-1.14464
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/07/new-ze...onize_n_4554090.html
www.sbs.com.au/news/article/2014/01/09/s...nz-colonisation-race
www.3news.co.nz/Shipwreck-points-to-NZ-c...News-+Latest+News%29
cf www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440313004202
(abstract)

More on hunches about Buddha:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67410
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Not sure if we mentioned these 11 000 years b.p. “native” sites in
California:

westerndigs.org/11000-year-old-seafaring...n-california-island/

Digging has resumed at the ‘Vero Man’ site:

www.tcpalm.com/news/2014/jan/06/excavati...?partner=yahoo_feeds
www.tcpalm.com/photos/galleries/2014/jan...-vero-beach/(photos)
www.wpbf.com/news/south-florida/treasure...-/ne2mf/-/index.html

A 2000 years b.p. burial from Florida:

www.orlandosentinel.com/news/local/state...0109,0,5954714.story
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/broward/fl-anc...3786.story?track=rss
www.local10.com/news/remains-of-2000year...axoc5nz/-/index.html
www.nbcmiami.com/news/local/Remains-of-2...Davie-239648531.html

Lack of funding is affecting some Monitor artifacts:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/va-museum-s...e2-9d71-f0feafdd1394

… and there’s an associated petition:

www.change.org/petitions/united-states-c...ource=share_petition

Searching for a Civil War battlefield in Binghamton:

phys.org/news/2014-01-battlefield.html

Dating the Adena Mound culture:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...e-adena-culture.html

On Teodoro Zamora:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/06...-zamoras-commission/

Technology is revealing new aspects of petroglyph in Texas:

westerndigs.org/ancient-rock-art-in-texa...urprising-new-finds/

More on trying to save Alaskan sites from the sea:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...age-falling-into-sea
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritag...scue-melting-village
www.scotsman.com/news/education/scots-un...an-village-1-3262710
www.abdn.ac.uk/news/5652/

More on LiDAR and ‘lost’ New England sites:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/01...ology-lidar-science/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Human remains inside a pre-Inca dwelling at Wari:

www.peruviantimes.com/08/archaeologists-...-wari-complex/21130/
www.larepublica.pe/06-01-2014/descubren-...achuc-en-la-libertad
(Spanish)

Irrigation work in Olmos has revealed a Sican necropolis:

www.peruviantimes.com/10/work-on-olmos-p...ican-cemetery/21156/
www.larepublica.pe/06-01-2014/descubren-...achuc-en-la-libertad
(Spanish)
www.andina.com.pe/Espanol/noticia-descub...libertad-489261.aspx
(Spanish)
www.rpp.com.pe/2014-01-06-descubren-enti...-noticia_659919.html
(Spanish)
elcomercio.pe/actualidad/1684399/noticia...oyecto-olmos?ref=ecr
(Spanish)

On the possible origins of the Aztatlan Complex:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia...in-aztatlan-ceramics

Using statistics and terra preta to locate possible sites along the Amazon:

phys.org/news/2014-01-combine-terra-preta-statistics-early.html
news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/01/...hidden-civilizations
cf rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1777/20132475
(abstract)
rspb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/281/1777/20132475.full (full
text)

Slideshow of sites in the Amazonas region:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-the-archaeolog...amazonas-peru-101897
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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Tracing the origins of cholera:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109003802.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ping-origins-cholera

On the Jacobean ‘space program’:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140109175549.htm

The archaeology of beer:

www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/201...logy-of-beer/355732/

On 3d printing of ancient tools:

mediterraneanworld.wordpress.com/2014/01...hanical-engineering/

… and on the use of drones:

ph.news.yahoo.com/finally-3d-printed-dro...gists-205242805.html

Explaining Jewish surnames:

www.slate.com/blogs/lexicon_valley/2014/...jewish_surnames.html

Some unpublished Mary Shelley letters have been found:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-essex-25635093

A flea-market Renoir:

www.washingtonpost.com/local/baltimore-m...66705ca3b_story.html

A page from a Beethoven manuscript is coming to auction:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/06/a-...0000/?ref=music&_r=0

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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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Report on looting of Byzantine coins in Israel:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=27545

Feature on Roman currency:

www.dailyastorian.com/your_town/cannon_b...b8-001a4bcf887a.html

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n01.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n02.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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Ming Dynasty:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67342

‘Cute’ artifacts at the Nanjing Museum:

english.cri.cn/11354/2014/01/10/2361s807475.htm
english.peopledaily.com.cn/90782/8508942.html

The Woodland Museum of Bible Archaeology has reopened:

www.dailydemocrat.com/news/ci_24871065/w...lds-grand-re-opening
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Poisoner’s Handbook:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/07/arts/televisi...rience.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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Victor Sarianidi:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/1056...ianidi-obituary.html

Halet Cambel:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-archae...=60920&NewsCatID=375
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20131229.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20140105.mp3


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]

Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A paranthropus bosei find from Tanzania:

phys.org/news/2014-01-biology-early-huma...ative-uncovered.html


A new study focusing on skull formation in assorted hominids:

phys.org/news/2014-01-conceptions-skull.html
www.sciencecodex.com/new_study_changes_c...ment_and_form-126752
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AFRICA
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Feature on the battleof Isandlwana:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25728231

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting finds from a Menkaure-era city near the Sphinx:

www.livescience.com/42717-leopard-teeth-...t-giza-pyramids.html
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...alf-bones-140122.htm

A car bomb did a lot of damage to Cairo’s Islamic Art Museum:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/43/92...s-Islamic-Museu.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/News/92456.aspx
www.newser.com/article/6be9a8ac1aee4357b...lamic-artifacts.html

On doing archaeology in Egypt:

www.argusleader.com/article/20140120/NEW...-past?nclick_check=1

They’re having problems getting tourists to go to Luxor:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...-Valley_9942752.html


A ‘new’ version of the Noah story, complete with round ark hit the newswaves big time this week:

www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/jan/24/...sh-museum?CMP=twt_fd
abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/b...s-ark-round-21654386
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.570484
hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITA...=2014-01-24-14-58-33
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/bri...d9cf9f4ba_story.html
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/01/24/ancie...-noah-ark-prototype/

… and a nice interview with Irving Finkel:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/105741...of-the-lost-Ark.html

An Egyptian scarab from Khirbet el-Maqatir:

www.biblearchaeology.org/post/2014/01/20...Account.aspx#Article

More information is coming from those Natufian burials on Mount Carmel:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.570106
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Evidence of European “Sea Peoples” at an 1100 B.C./B.C.E. settlement at Tell Abu al-Kharaz (Jordan):

www.hum.gu.se/english/current/news/Nyhet...ttlement-.cid1200725
phys.org/news/2014-01-cultural-europe-an...nian-settlement.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/uog-ccw012314.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140123095108.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...les-in-jordan-valley

Satellite imagery shows damage to Syrian sites:

www.livescience.com/42670-syrian-war-sat...ges-archaeology.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/widespread-damage-syri...space-150318331.html

… while the Directorate of Antiquities put out its annual report:

paul-barford.blogspot.ca/2014/01/2013-an...eport-of-syrian.html

Very nice mosaics in a 1500 years b.p. Byzantine church found near Moshav Aluma:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67664
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=3040&module_id=#as
www.jpost.com/Article.aspx?id=338996
www.haaretz.com/.premium-1.570046
www.timesofisrael.com/1500-year-old-chur...saic-found-in-south/
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4479843,00.html
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-byz...ic-israel-01716.html
www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=14935
www.boston.com/news/world/middle-east/20...QmQ2maqdI/story.html

They seem to be hyping Tel Hebron:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/176640
www.jpost.com/Article.aspx?id=337549
www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/red...ish-past/2014/01/10/

A couple of videos from Tel Hazor:




Israeli excavations in Silwan are apparently damaging Islamic antiquities:

www.maannews.net/eng/ViewDetails.aspx?ID=667296

The Lod Mosaic is headed to Russia:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.569829

Latest Temple Mount Opeddish thing:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=14967

The pendulum has swung again and Carthaginians are accused of sacrificing their children:

phys.org/news309678230.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/21/...d-own-children-study
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...UE-study-claims.html

Latest Ancient Near East Today newsletter:

asor.informz.net/InformzDataService/Onli...bscriberId=793203599

Latest from the Ur Digitization Project:

www.penn.museum/blog/museum/ur-digitizat...roject-january-2014/

More on grain from Catal Huyuk:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,398...orage-in-turkey.html

More on the discovery of Senebkay:

www.cnn.com/2014/01/22/world/egypt-tomb-discovery/index.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2014/jan/22/...aoh-egypt?CMP=twt_fd
www.mercurynews.com/nation-world/ci_2495...omb-discovered-egypt

More on Mesopotamian erotica:

news.ninemsn.com.au/technology/2014/01/2...y-4000-year-old-porn
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Latest infanticide-related claims from Yewden Villa:

www.livescience.com/42834-ancient-roman-infanticide.html
zeenews.india.com/news/science/romans-di...ex-ratio_906750.html

Somewhat confusing account of Hellenistic tumuli/burials from Iznik:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/archaeologists...=61511&NewsCatID=375

Finds from the Roman villa at Ingleby Barwick are going on display:

www.gazettelive.co.uk/news/teesside-news...n-villa-rich-6555331
www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/NEWS/10955506....ick_library/?ref=rss

Some fallout from that privatization-of-sites suggestion in Greece:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_23/01/2014_536721
greece.greekreporter.com/2014/01/19/time...e-of-ancient-greece/

They’re digging again at Ilkley’s Roman fort:

www.thetelegraphandargus.co.uk/NEWS/1095..._Roman_fort/?ref=rss

What Federica Ciccolella is up to:

www.thebatt.com/news/classics-prof-recon...3132148#.UuUN6vtOns0

More on assorted heads from London:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/s...man-times-140117.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ity-London-DOGS.html
www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art464467
phys.org/news/2014-01-skulls-romans-london-human-blood.html

They’re still yakking about Roman lead in science experiments:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancie...aeology-controversy/
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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Underwater neolithic finds from Sweden are being given the inevitable ‘Atlantis’ epithet:

www.thelocal.se/20140124/swedes-dive-in-...atlantis-comparisons
www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-4754.html#.UuUQG_tOns0

Interesting Zlockie culture burial from Poland:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rial-found-in-poland

Interesting finds from various periods from Cardigan Castle:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-25878701

Storms revealed a Bronze Age walkway in Borth:

www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-new...th-uncovered-6528481

… and a 5000 years b.p. hunting axe from Connemara:

www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-ne...-by-storms-1.1660966

Shocking claim that half a million artifacts are pillaged in France every year:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67719

Ongoing concerns for Repton Cross:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-25884850

Concerns for a site in Didcot:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-25747212

Feature on Oswestry Fort’s Pegasus stone:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...llfort-pegasus-stone

Pondering Alfred the Great:

www.historytoday.com/barbara-yorke/alfre...-perfect-man-history

More on the purported remains of Alfred:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-25760383

More on theTrefael Stone:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...e-reveals-it-secrets

More on grog:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...n=bookmark-chromeext

More on those skeletons associated with Burke and Hare:

news.discovery.com/history/bones-found-i...l-killers-140123.htm
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 35 000 years b.p. harpoon point from Timor:

www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-age-ha...found-pacific-island

On humans affecting rain forests for 11 000 years:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140124082608.htm
phys.org/news/2014-01-rainforests-east-humans-years.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/qub-rif012414.php

A Nestorian Christian site from China’s Henan province:

www.ucanews.com/news/historic-christian-...found-in-china/70104

The BM is putting its Taonga Maori collection online:

www.radionz.co.nz/news/te-manu-korihi/23...ri-collection-online

Iran has appointed a female (unnamed?) as head of its Archaeological Research Centre:

www.huffingtonpost.com/sepideh-saeedi-/f...logis_b_4629224.html

More on the collapse of Harappan civilization:

www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-col...ilization-01705.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of a possible ‘lost’ Jesuit Mission in Arizona:

westerndigs.org/ruins-in-arizona-may-be-lost-jesuit-mission/

Feature on petroglyphs in Tennessee:

www.tennessean.com/article/20140126/NEWS.../NEWS?nclick_check=1

OpEddish thing on Melville’s *Benito Cereno*:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/19/opinion/sunda...rty.html?ref=opinion
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Colonial burials from Guerrero:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67595#.UuUYIPtOns0

A previously-frozen Inca mummy still has remains of a lung infection:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...infection-lungs.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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Folks are compiling an etymological dictionary of Arabic:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140124082656.htm

… and they’re probably chatting with the folks compiling an Arabic Papyrological Database:

phys.org/news/2014-01-papyrus-parchment-paper-trails.html

A really interesting ‘six in one’ medieval book:

gizmodo.com/this-transforming-medieval-t...tm_medium=socialflow

Trying to figure out astronomically when Monet painted a picture:

phys.org/news/2014-01-monet-cliff-sea-beckons-celestial.html

On the history of the Macintosh apple:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-magazine-monitor-25826316

The Wellcome Library is making a pile of medical-related images available for free:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25811715

On the Smithsonian’s efforts to preserve lost and dying languages:

www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...66705ca3b_story.html

Interesting feature on what archaeology can reveal about social organization:

archaeology.about.com/od/anthropology/fl...sidence-Patterns.htm

Debunking some myths about WWI:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25776836

On the very interesting *Book of Miracles*:

hyperallergic.com/104426/renaissance-art...ed-apocalyptic-book/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Not sure if this really is ‘techy’ but it involves the use of seashells for preservation purposes:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140122134154.htm ?
phys.org/news309620727.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-01/acs-sin012214.php

On mapping ancient canals in Khuzistan:

asorblog.org/?p=6563


Israel is using seismic monitoring techniques to protect sites:

phys.org/news/2014-01-israel-ancient-sites-earthquake.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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[another topic which seems worthy of its own section]


Latest in the search for genetic traces of lactose (in)tolerance:

phys.org/news/2014-01-calcium-absorption...stion-europeans.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/01/140123221931.htm

Latest estimation based on DNA has ‘Adam’ leaving Africa some 200 000 years ago:

phys.org/news/2014-01-adam-rightful-evolutionary-history.html

The oldest known living cancer is 11 000 years old and has been traced back to a dog:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-25864236


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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[where archaeology reveals details about climate in past times]

Moss dating back some 44 000 years is being revealed in the Arctic:

www.dailykos.com/story/2014/01/22/127161...nt-moss?detail=email

Scotland apparently had a glacier well into the 1700s:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-25824673

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CRIME BEAT
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Macedonia is dealing with massive (it seems) icon thefts:

www.newsdaily.com/article/f4d007f3f1330a...t-in-holy-icon-theft

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_v17n03.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n04.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 ================================================================
Vikings:

www.newsdaily.com/article/f4d007f3f1330a...t-in-holy-icon-theft

Broken Bodies, Suffering Spirits:

www.nytimes.com/2014/01/21/science/broke...tml?ref=science&_r=0
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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The Cutty Sark is being turned into a theatre:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-25826890

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/audnews20140119.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]

Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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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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Plenty of coverage of a find of some 800 000 years b.p. footprints in Happisburgh (UK):

phys.org/news/2014-02-scientists-year-old-footprints-uk.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140207134521.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26025763
www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/07/...-happisburgh-norfolk
www.natureworldnews.com/articles/5927/20...-europeans-found.htm
www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/07/...ark-on-british-coast
www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/happisburgh-f...norfolk-9114790.html
tristatesradio.com/post/900000-years-ago...r-mark-british-coast
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...o-one-discovery.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68038
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/...ide-of-africa-found/
www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest...shed-away-180949705/
blog.britishmuseum.org/2014/02/07/the-ea...ts-outside-africa-2/
news.yahoo.com/scientists-800-000-old-fo...ts-uk-114052260.html
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...-africa-9114151.html
uk.news.yahoo.com/scientists-800-000-old...ts-uk-114052260.html
www.stuff.co.nz/science/9700485/Million-...old-footprints-found
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...prints-found-norfolk

cf:
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....ne.0088329#abstract0

... and a companion piece on human evolution:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/10623993/The-evolution-of-man.html

9 million years b.p. hominid remains from Pakistan:

www.nation.com.pk/islamabad/11-Feb-2014/...ominid-fossils-found
www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-5-231774-...d-fossils-discovered
www.dawn.com/news/1086256/pre-historic-h...d-fossils-discovered
thepeninsulaqatar.com/news/pakistanafgha...cs-found-in-pakistan

Interesting feature on Otzi's toolkit:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...e-sided-relationship

I think we mentioned this redating of remains at Atapuerca:

phys.org/news311010604.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140207083736.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ecessor-to-900000-bp
www.tendencias21.net/Afinan-la-datacion-...tecessor_a30542.html
(Spanish)
www.elcorreodeburgos.com/noticias/2014-0...mientos-de-atapuerca
(Spanish)
noticias.lainformacion.com/interes-human...PiGguTmhVhPQPtxgOb3/
(Spanish)

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AFRICA
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Following the excavations at Mbanza Congo (Angola):

allafrica.com/stories/201402121395.html?viewall=1
allafrica.com/stories/201402130676.html?viewall=1

Damage to sites in Mali:

www.un.org/apps/news/story.asp?NewsID=47...el&Cr1=#.Uv0tkYXPbZk
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 4600 years b.p. step pyramid from near Edfu:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/4600-...-uncovered-in-egypt/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02...archaeology-science/
news.discovery.com/history/ancient-egypt...3.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.sci-news.com/archaeology/science-ste...overed-in-egypt.html

... or maybe it isn't a new find:

www.plenglish.com/index.php?option=com_c...&id=2351611&Itemid=1

A 3600 years b.p. mummy in a wooden sarcophagus from Luxor:

phys.org/news311521868.html
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.574188
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...ars-old-9127150.html
www.cnn.com/2014/02/13/world/africa/egyp...discovery/index.html
english.ahram.org.eg/News/94168.aspx
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ncient-official.html
www.latimes.com/world/worldnow/la-fg-wn-...140213,0,97863.story
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ncient-official.html
www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140...reserved-sarcophagus
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...mong-new-discoveries
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68218

A mastaba tomb from Dakahliya:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/93...Dakahliya-Galle.aspx
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...=2&objectid=11199175
www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method...entid=20140208195072

Proof (apparently) that Akhenaten shared power with his father:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68015
www.hispanicallyspeakingnews.com/latino-...ronology-of-t/29001/
zeenews.india.com/news/world/pharoah-pow...in-egypt_909617.html
www.egyptologyforum.org/bbs/MSA_Asasif_Feb2014.pdf (Ministry of Antiquities press release) www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/06/pharao...ing-unearthed-egypt/

Germany is investigating those guys who took that chunk of a pyramid:

phys.org/news/2014-02-germany-men-pyramid-piece.html

... and related fallout in Egypt:

www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/20...e.ashx#axzz2tUB8RJf4

On rioting and looting in Egypt:

www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2014/...ms-antiquities.html#

... and the Egyptian Heritage Rescue Foundation:

observers.france24.com/content/20140206-...-save-egypt-heritage

A number of items were recovered from a looter:

thecairopost.com/news/85437/news/sharqia...ks-for-forgiveness-2

eBay removed a number of Egyptian items from its site:

thecairopost.com/news/84317/news/ebay-re...quities-from-website

An interview with Zahi Hawass might be of interest:

antiquitynow.org/2014/02/06/the-egyptian...ew-with-zahi-hawass/

An Ethiopian dam project threatens Egyptian monuments:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/02/04/renais...ntiquities-minister/

Latest from Catal Huyuk is some hemp-weaved (woven?) fabric:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/centuries-old-...=61883&NewsCatID=375

That study about camels not being in Israel as early as the Bible suggests is getting a lot of coverage:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140203131518.htm
phys.org/news/2014-02-archaeologists-dat...d-camels-israel.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/afot-fif020314.php
www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=19673
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/06/carbon...bible_n_4737437.html
www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episo...-arrive-after-bible/
www.timesofisrael.com/camel-archaeology-takes-on-the-bible/
www.npr.org/2014/02/14/276782474/the-gen...f-camels?ft=1&f=1016
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02...archaeology-science/
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/11/science/camel...ness-in-genesis.html
home.bt.com/news/oddnews/camel-bones-thr...doubt-11363873301277

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...cters-rode-them.html

www.metimes.com/sv/2014/02/03/Study-Dome...says/35421391461369/
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...mels-southern-levant

A Byzantine-era well from Ramat Hahayal:

www.israelhayom.com/site/newsletter_article.php?id=15287
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177125
www.jpost.com/National-News/Ancient-well...hern-Tel-Aviv-340413

I think we mentioned the suggestion that Sea Peoples settled in Transjordan:

www.hum.gu.se/english/current/news/Nyhet...d1200725#prettyPhoto
www.timesofisrael.com/roving-sea-peoples...-archaeologist-says/

Feature on the Bronze Age temple complex in Pella (Jordan):

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...e-age-temple-complex

Restoring temples in Side (Antalaya):

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/sides-renown-t...pageID=238&nid=62049

Arguing over a site in Diyarbakir:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tomb-and-mosqu...=62061&NewsCatID=375

A diving team checked out that underwater basilica near Iznik:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/divers-observe...=62317&NewsCatID=375

... some nice photos:

www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2014/01/submerg...under-lake.html#more

Continued coverage/concern regarding looting and damage to Syrian sites:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/s...g-looting-140210.htm

... and a related opEd:

www.independent.co.uk/-9122275.html

Arguing for studying/publishing unprovenanced cuneiform:

asorblog.org/?p=6822

Israel has upgraded the DSS digital archive:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/177083
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/04/is...olls-digital-archive
www.jpost.com/National-News/IAA-revamps-...rolls-website-340383
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...rade-digital-archive
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67964

Here's your latest look at the Shroud of Turin (and it isn't even Easter
yet!):

phys.org/news/2014-02-earthquake-carbon-...ng-shroud-turin.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...m-time-of-Jesus.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Feature on the Ishtar Gate:

www.livescience.com/43036-ishtar-gate.html

Review of Irving Finkel, *The Ark Before Noah*:

www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/13/ar...irving-finkel-review
www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-2...Y-IRVING-FINKEL.html

More on Phoenician child sacrifice:

www.browndailyherald.com/2014/02/12/anal...d-sacrifice-mystery/

More on round arks (cf above):

www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/11/no...n-clay-tablets-flood

A nice video report (with interviews) about that Canaanite 'wine cellar'
find a while back:

screen.yahoo.com/scientists-3-700-old-wine-154712183.html
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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I'm sure we'll be hearing more about this Apollo of Gaza 'find':

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68222
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68149
uk.news.yahoo.com/priceless-apollo-statu...loses-135057171.html
www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/10/...ue-apollo-gaza-strip
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2014/Fe...etained-in-gaza.ashx
www.jpost.com/Middle-East/WATCH-Mystery-...tatue-in-Gaza-340833
www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_10/02/2014_537242
blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2014/02/10/...aza-strip-detention/
forward.com/articles/192513/
www.haaretz.com/news/middle-east/.premium-1.573292
www.wdam.com/story/24722706/statue-of-gr...found-off-gaza-coast
www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-01-30...e-the-apollo-of-gaza
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/rare-bronze-st...=62308&NewsCatID=375
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4486755,00.html

Very interesting find of Greek texts written on the wall of a Roman-era 'schoolhouse' in Egypt:

www.livescience.com/43265-ancient-school...overed-in-egypt.html
world.greekreporter.com/2014/02/15/greek...yptian-school-walls/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...on-behave-walls.html
my.news.yahoo.com/drug-references-found-...chool-132936115.html

Gallo-Roman mosaics from Ampere:

www.lyonpremiere.com/Des-mosaiques-gallo...e_a4232.html(French)

Not sure if we mentioned these remains of a temple of Minerva beneath Milan's cathedral:

www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/english/...-cathedral-no689723/

On evidence of human sacrifice on Crete:

ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/en/news/sections...-Crete_10047687.html
ansamed.ansa.it/ansamed/it/notizie/rubri...-Creta_10045945.html
(Italian)
www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...creta?category_id=20
(Italian)

Dirk Obbink answered some questions about the recent Sappho find:

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article1371516.ece

A response to the 'poisoning theory' accounting for Alexander's demise:

blog.oup.com/2014/02/death-alexander-the-great-poison/

On the cultural construction of nudes in Roman mosaics:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/ciuo-rat021014.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140210083155.htm

The Warren Cup is visiting the Isle of Wight:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26179686

A satyr head shows up at Bonham's:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68143#.UwC1r_tfSJ4

Feature on Augustus and Cleopatra:

www.historytoday.com/christopher-smith/augustus-and-cleopatra

Feature on hunting in Roman times:

www.historytoday.com/daisy-dunn/roman-hunt

On 'astronomical writing' etched in Cypriot artifacts (hmmmmmmmm):

cyprus-mail.com/2014/02/02/17933/

Of course, someone had to connect Valentine's day to Lupercalia:

www.npr.org/2011/02/14/133693152/the-dar...ns-of-valentines-day

More on those 'gladiator skulls':

www.livescience.com/43191-gladiator-heads-found-in-london.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/g...0.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
www.scientificamerican.com/article/myste...to-roman-gladiators/
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/11/gladi...ved/?intcmp=features
londonist.com/2014/02/crossrail-archaeol...res-roman-skulls.php

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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Tracing British diets:

phys.org/news/2014-02-surf-turf-archaeol...hemists-ancient.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212112739.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/uob-fst021214.php
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...6-000-years-ago.html

uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-britons-39-lov...od-39-125258702.html
www.talktalk.co.uk/news/odd/article/anci...d-dairy-food/119403/

A Neolithic axe head from Caistor:

www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/Neolithic-axe...80-detail/story.html

An impressive 4000 years b.p. tomb from Dartmoor:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-devon-26081571

Feature on an Early Bronze Age Highland funeral:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...age-highland-funeral

Some fifth century burials are shedding light on the transition from Roman to Anglo Saxon Britain:

phys.org/news/2014-02-ancient-graves-hint-cultural-shift.html

A dig at Caherconnell Cashel is revealing interesting things about early Christianity in
Ireland:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-caherconnell-cashel

An iron working site used in various eras from East Sussex:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritag...road-dig-East-Sussex

A medieval mass grave of apparent plague victims near the Uffizi:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...museum_10062704.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ffizi-Galleries.html
phys.org/news/2014-02-ancient-skeletons-...florence-uffizi.html
www.thedailybeast.com/articles/2014/02/1...cret-mass-grave.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/m...3.htm#mkcpgn=rssnws1
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/c...cpgn=rssnws1(photos)
www.gazzettadelsud.it/news/english/79715...s-Uffizi-museum.html
www.huffingtonpost.it/2014/02/12/uffizi-...tml?utm_hp_ref=italy
(Italian)
www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/1402459/Arc...ure-per-peste-3.html
(Italian)
firenze.repubblica.it/cronaca/2014/02/07...a-77887353/(Italian)
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Spettacolo/So...ri_321217798871.html
(Italian)

A hitherto unknown 'stronghold' associated with Piotr Tluk from Poland:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,399...n-lodz-province.html

Recent floods in the UK have apparently exposed a pile of archaeology sites:

www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/04/...tes-uncovered-floods

Not sure if these 'Bronze Age' footprints from Gower are among them:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-26064964

Interesting study of a forgotten 'Bloody Sunday' funeral:

phys.org/news/2014-02-importance-victori...uneral-revealed.html

A lost cross from Radcliffe turns up in the library:

www.theboltonnews.co.uk/NEWS/10995758.An...the_library/?ref=rss

Marking a year's worth of Richard III hype:

www.theguardian.com/higher-education-net...iscovery-anniversary

... and there are still outstanding issues:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-26000248

... and Richard III's Battle of Bosworth flag went to auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-26157211

Someone has cracked the jotunvillur rune "code":

phys.org/news/2014-02-runologist-jotunvi...code-on-a-stick.html
www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/12/an...nologist-jotunvillur
sciencenordic.com/mysterious-code-viking-runes-cracked
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/myste...message-9126344.html
www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/02/10/recently-...olent-norse-culture/
blog.universitypositions.eu/career-advic...-viking-runic-codes/

Pondering the cause(s) of WWI:

uk.news.yahoo.com/ancient-britons-39-lov...od-39-125258702.html

Plans to dig at Reading Prison?:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-26079572

Plans to restore an eroded footpath at Offa's Dyke:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-26019950

Trying to save the Oliver Cromwell museum:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-26117438

Interesting 'house of horrors' which became a Quaker House story:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553674...rss&ns_campaign=1490

Praise for a Lincolnshire metal detectorist:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-26049878

... related:

www.itv.com/news/calendar/update/2014-02...hed-in-lincolnshire/

They've reinterred some skeletons from the Leicester Cathedral Gardens
project:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-26184597

I think we mentioned Charlemagne's bones are in Charlemagne's tomb:

news.discovery.com/history/father-of-eur...nes-found-140205.htm
phys.org/news310731823.html

More on human settlement in alpine areas:

wamc.org/post/dr-kevin-walsh-university-...tlement-alpine-areas

Review of Peter Heather, *The Restoration of Rome*:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2014/01/restoration-rome
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Not sure I understand what's happening at the Bamiyan Buddha site in regards to conservation and heritage status:

www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/12/ba...ed-secret-rebuilding

cf:

www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-9160.html
in.news.yahoo.com/ancient-buddha-statues...useum-064845934.html
www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-8472.html

Excavating New Zealand's first classroom:

www.scoop.co.nz/stories/ED1402/S00024/ot...hool-and-mission.htm

Plans to excavate the oldest known shipwreck in the Indian Ocean:

www.livescience.com/42901-indian-ocean-oldest-shipwreck.html
www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-8615.html
news.yahoo.com/indian-ocean-39-oldest-sh...ation-143939639.html

Aftermath of that festival at Mohenjodaro:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67935
www.dawn.com/news/1084556/unesco-was-aga...remony-at-moenjodaro

Inscriptions confirm that Manickavasagar built a temple in Tamil Nadu:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nad...e/article5646362.ece
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A major prehistoric village find in downtown Miami is raising a new preservation v development debate:

phys.org/news311603743.html
www.startribune.com/business/245604861.html
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...tid=11202833&ref=rss
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/14/nativ...s-miami-in-quandary/

Did they find George Vancouver's lost anchor??:

www.whidbeynewstimes.com/news/244740101.html

On ancient Californian islanders and drifting tarballs:

westerndigs.org/ancient-california-islan...troleum-study-finds/

Latest from the Hunley:

www.cnn.com/2014/02/14/travel/civil-war-...ne-hunley/index.html

Interesting spear throwers from the Ozarks:

westerndigs.org/southwestern-style-spear...ified-in-the-ozarks/

A pile of human remains from a UMiss site:

www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/10/1000-b...m_hp_ref=mostpopular

On the decline of irrigation in the US South over the centuries:

phys.org/news/2014-02-southwest-irrigati...cline-centuries.html

Nice overview of sites associated with 'the first Americans':

www.newscientist.com/article/dn25044-a-h...es.html#.UwDClvtfSJ4

Jaywalking apparently originated in Syracuse:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/02/...ffic_violations.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Remains of a 4000 years b.p. structure from Quito:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/agencia...d-ecuadorian-capital

1000 years b.p. Wari burials from Ayacucho:

www.peruviantimes.com/11/archaeologists-...ld-wari-tombs/21537/


Aztec dog burials from Mexico City:

phys.org/news/2014-02-aztec-dog-burial-site-mexico.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...uzzle-archaeologists
www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/02/14/12-A.../UPI-40771392436768/
artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68173#.UwDGSvtfSJ4

Beach burial ground in the Lesser Antilles:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...eveal-slaving-legacy

Feature on Costa Rica's stone spheres:

greenglobaltravel.com/2014/02/11/stone-s...archaeological-site/

An Aztatlan solar observatory is linked to (naturally) sun worship:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...inked-to-sun-worship

Feature on Maya queens:

discovermagazine.com/2014/march/16-the-p...-queens#.UwDHx_tfSJ4


What David Hayes is up to:

phys.org/news/2014-02-deep-st-thomas.html

Pondering the ecosystem of the northern Caribbean at the time of the arrival of the first settlers:

phys.org/news/2014-02-ecosystem-human-se...thern-caribbean.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 different sort of Valentine's feature ... tombs of famous lovers:

weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/5377/47/Tombs-o...gendary-lovers-.aspx

... and bizarre Victorian love stories:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26136764

Two new portraits of Shakespeare have been found:

news.discovery.com/history/art-history/t...are-found-140212.htm

Art found at the Austrian home of that suspected Nazi-looted-art collector is even more impressive than was found in Munich, apparently:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26187296

What a Renoir looked like before it faded:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26024351
phys.org/news/2014-02-science-unveils-ma...ainters-secrets.html
phys.org/news/2014-02-science-reveal-masterpiece-true.html

Latest on preserving Manx language:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-26120451

Still arguing over Caravaggios:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68026

The story of the Venus of Willendorf:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-venus-of-willendorf

Suggestion that the Voynich Manuscript is written in Nahuatl:

phys.org/news/2014-02-botanists-voynich-similar-mexico.html
www.newscientist.com/article/dn24987#.UwDIHPtfSJ4
www.theguardian.com/books/2014/feb/07/ne...h-manuscript-mystery

Marking Galileo's 450th (maybe):

spacewatchtower.blogspot.com/2014/02/gal...-450th-birthday.html
www.feldkirch.at/stadt/bildung-kultur/rheticus-jahr-2014

... and marking Darwin's birthday:

phys.org/news/2014-02-lost-beetle-darwin-years-published.html
phys.org/news/2014-02-darwin-day-celebration-science.html

A nice feature on the real Monuments Men:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/The-Bri...-Monuments-Men/31798

... including a display of their documents:

uk.news.yahoo.com/real-39-monuments-men-...splay-191010220.html
www.njherald.com/story/24631832/real-mon...-go-on-display-in-dc

A lost Lope de Vega play turns up:

wrvo.org/post/plays-thing-su-professor-discovers

Interesting world population growth study:

phys.org/news/2014-02-population-defused-reveals-household.html

You had to sit in it ... didn't you:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68095

On the rules of development of settlements, ancient and modern:

phys.org/news/2014-02-ancient-settlements-modern-cities.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/uoca-asa021114.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212183713.htm

... and the collapse of empires:

www.unlvrebelyell.com/2009/01/29/new-ide...e-about-old-empires/

Feature on Brunelleschi:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68060

What the Nazis did with 'degenerate art':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-25962192

Plans to destroy a fake Chagall:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26000331
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67933

Related item on detecting art fakes:

au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/news/a/2147791...lp-expose-art-fakes/

Feature on Rasputin:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2553577...hrist-miniature.html

On what the world owes to tin:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-25977432
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THE TECHY SIDE
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They did some LiDAR work in Surrey:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-26006992

A feature on the most powerful LiDAR system:

www.technologyreview.com/news/524166/the...ul-3-d-laser-imager/

All sorts of tech being applied to the study of Naracoorte Caves:

phys.org/news/2014-02-unearthing-history-naracoorte-caves.html

3d printing of a Samien (sic ... I know) ware pot:

www.blackmorevale.co.uk/Archaeology-stud...17-detail/story.html
www.dorsetecho.co.uk/news/10988185.Dorse...3D_printing/?ref=rss

Rebuilding ancient structures with 3d printed bricks:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129564....dprinted-bricks.html

Detecting fakes with the 'bomb peak' method:

phys.org/news/2014-02-italy-physicists-unearth-art-fake.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68021

Using computer tech to reassemble pottery:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.571741

Marie-Claire Beaulieu on digitizing ancient texts:

wamc.org/post/dr-marie-claire-beaulieu-t...tizing-ancient-texts

I think this is the category for facial reconstructions:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/3d-technology-...=62224&NewsCatID=375
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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They did a genome sequence for a Clovis skeleton:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212132807.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/uoc-aoc021214.php
phys.org/news/2014-02-america-clovis-skeleton-genome-clues.html
westerndigs.org/genome-of-only-clovis-er...of-native-americans/
www.scientificamerican.com/article/ancie...the-first-americans/
www.livescience.com/43329-prehistoric-bo...an-missing-link.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26172174
www.npr.org/2014/02/13/276021092/ancient...continents-to-clovis
www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129562....y-a-boys-genome.html
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/anci...e-americans-22484352
news.sciencemag.org/archaeology/2014/02/...-ancient-montana-boy
www.newswise.com/articles/view/613711/?sc=c52
dienekes.blogspot.com/2014/02/ancient-cl...me-from-montana.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ous-american-lineage

... and of course the next logical step in Richard III hype is to figure out his genome sequence:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140212074912.htm

phys.org/news311352123.html
www.livescience.com/43280-richard-iii-genome-sequencing.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-26142693
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...rss&ns_campaign=1490
www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...lantagenet-king.html

What RNA sequencing of barley is revealing about the Crusades:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140206111332.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/uow-rso020614.php

Interesting interactive map of genetic mixing:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/ucl-imo021014.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...es-of-genetic-mixing
www.nytimes.com/2014/02/14/science/traci...ing-events.html?_r=0
www.nature.com/news/modern-genes-yield-a...r-ethnic-sex-1.14718

Latest from the domestic dog genome:

news.discovery.com/animals/pets/dog-fami...ion-years-140131.htm

... with some Tibet-specific info too:

phys.org/news/2014-02-friend-equally-high-altitudes-tibet.html

DNA fills a gap in pygmy history:

phys.org/news/2014-02-genes-pygmy-history.html

... and suggests a migration back to Africa by Eurasian types some 3000 years
b.p.:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn24988-hum...revealed-in-dna.html
www.sciencenews.org/blog/science-ticker/...ns-moved-back-africa


What DNA testing tells us about the arrival of the bottle gourd in the
Americas:

phys.org/news/2014-02-mystery-bottle-gou...ration-americas.html

On humans and horse gaits:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/w-hgc020414.php

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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On pre-industrial farming and climate change:

www.livescience.com/43132-preindustrial-...rming-estimated.html

On climate change and megafaunal extinctions:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/uoc-ag020514.php
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Cedar Mesa:

www.latimes.com/travel/la-tr-anasazi-201...3434.story?track=rss

Acre:

www.jpost.com/Travel/Around-Israel/Acre-through-the-ages-340414
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CRIME BEAT
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A stolen Stradivarius was recovered by police in the US:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68012
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26077518

A stolen Achaemenid relief was recovered in Edmonton:

www.postonline.co.uk/post/news/2328803/a...rtefact-is-recovered
galleristny.com/2014/02/fifth-century-pe...es-away-in-edmonton/

More on the recovery of those stolen Buddha relics:

www.thailandnews.net/index.php/sid/22002...cat/7eb51d3138244bed
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/07/st...s-recovered-cambodia

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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A pile of actors waded in on the Parthenon/Elgin marbles debate:

metro.co.uk/2014/02/09/george-clooney-ca...s-to-greece-4296496/
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68129
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26119448
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...urn-of-elgin-marbles

... sparking an opEd, of course:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news...ir-home-is-here.html

Pondering repatriation of human remains inmuseums:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/w-wot020414.php
phys.org/news31073093
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140204073944.htm 6.html

OpEd on repatriating that Iraqi Jewish archive:

forward.com/articles/192266/send-iraqi-j...ck-where-it-belongs/

The US returned a painting by Seekatz, which was Nazi loot:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68011

... while Germany is pondering some legislation related to Nazi loot:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68193

... and there are calls for a publication of that art trove (which is mentioned in the Crime Section):

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68168
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-26177487

Cyprus has signed an agreement with Switzerland in regards to repatriation of stolen stuff:

cyprus-mail.com/2014/02/14/cyprus-switze...s-enters-into-force/
greece.greekreporter.com/2014/02/15/cypr...tion-of-antiquities/

Norway returned some marble items to China:

www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140...s-norway-museum-deal
sinosphere.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/09/...smid=tw-nytimesworld

Saudi Arabia has apparently retrieved a pile of item:

www.arabnews.com/news/524101

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NUMISMATICA
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A pair of metal detectorists find a hoard of medieval coins in Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-26030715

A bunch of e-Sylums:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n05.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n06.html
www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n07.html

Latest Israel Numismatic Research (abstracts):

www.ins.org.il/41/
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 ================================================================
1812:

www.newsdaily.com/canada/2ebb4059bb9dcfe...hibit-on-war-of-1812

Nahal Mishmar Hoard:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68154

World's Oldest Crown:

www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/12/coppe...isplay-in-manhattan/

Dutch Masters:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...70-b85c-cf2e18181d02

Expressionism in Germany and France:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68007

Gauguin:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67948

Cezanne:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67926

The Getty has acquired a Seurat:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68030

...and the Dallas MoA is the custodian of a pile of Islamic art:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/04/arts/design/d...-of-islamic-art.html


Big bucks for a Pissarro:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26064373
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=67990

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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The house that will not stand:

www.sfgate.com/performance/article/The-H...67.php#photo-5831098
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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Irving Eyster:

www.keysnet.com/2014/02/07/494493/histor...-dies-at-age-95.html

George Metaxas:

www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDeta...e-the-Cook-1952-2014

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20140209.mp3
www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20140202.mp3

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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]

Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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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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Neanderthals couldn't have driven mammoths over a cliff on Jersey:

www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/28/...ammoths-cliff-jersey

... and they're rechecking the site in the wake of all those storms:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-jersey-26325289

Really a DNA story, but apparently Neanderthals went through some sort of 'demographic crisis' and almost died off before modern humans came around:

phys.org/news/2014-02-neanderthals-extin...-humans-emerged.html
news.discovery.com/human/evolution/neand...rn-humans-140224.htm
www.sci-tech-today.com/story.xhtml?story_id=12200C3ZYL0S
frenchtribune.com/teneur/1421909-neander...odern-humans-emerged
www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/02/24/Nean.../UPI-41961393294184/
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AFRICA
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Italy, Qatar, and Sudan are cooperating to protect Sudan's cultural
heritage:

news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=232796

Apparently it is possible that Sultan Moulay Ismail sired a thousand kids:

www.livescience.com/43661-how-sultan-sired-1000-kids.html
news.discovery.com/history/how-moroccan-...-revealed-140226.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ex-day-32-YEARS.html
news.yahoo.com/sultan-schwing-moroccan-r...1-000-132037574.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/seriouslyscie...ildren/#.Uw4aloXPbZk

cf
www.plosone.org/article/authors/info:doi...8F6DD282E8BED43CC3A1
(full text)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A nice followup piece on that discovery of the 'head brewer's' tomb a month or so ago:

ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201402250013

Feature on Thutmose IV:

www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/3...phinx/?no-ist(Video)

The Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities is seeking a pile of money:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/03/01/minist...operations-minister/

Plans for excavation and restoration of four tombs on the Elephantine
Island:

luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2014/0...antiquities-has.html

Dig diary of the excavations at Sai Island (New Kingdom)

acrossborders.oeaw.ac.at/

...and el-Kockha (mostly photos):

tt184en.blogspot.hu/

Not sure if this is a dig diary or just a blog devoted to Malqata:

imalqata.wordpress.com/

Not sure if this satellite-image discovery of 17 pyramids is a new story or
not:

www.dailynews.lk/world/egyptian-pyramids...red-satellite-images

Some 'new' manuscripts were found at Qumran:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...Qumran_10153990.html
www.tio.ch/News/Ticino/779245/Ritrovati-...noscritti-di-Qumran/
(Italian)

The scale of smuggling of artifacts from Palestine is alarming:

english.farsnews.com/newstext.aspx?nn=13921211000425

More on silver earrings from Abel Beth Maccah

www.timesofisrael.com/3300-year-old-silv...nd-at-biblical-site/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a gladiator school at Carnuntum (near Vienna):

www.livescience.com/43709-ancient-gladia...ound-in-austria.html
news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/a...n-austria-140227.htm
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26359012
www.universityherald.com/articles/7843/2...-outside-of-rome.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-fighting-lives.html
news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-recreate-r...acontentsharebuttons
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/02...archaeology-science/
cf antiquity.ac.uk/ant/088/ant0880173.htm (abstract) antiquity.ac.uk/projgall/neubauer339/ (supplementary material)

Latest Roman-era (maybe) decapitation site is near Wanborough:

www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/11026391._/
www.gazetteandherald.co.uk/news/11026391...rthed_in_Wanborough/
www.thisiswiltshire.co.uk/news/11026391....rthed_in_Wanborough/

Construction of a Nottingham tram route has revealed some Roman remains:

www.nottinghampost.com/Digs-tram-route-u...15-detail/story.html

A Roman domus from Arezzo:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...Arezzo_10151925.html
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Regioni/Toscana/Ar...ci_321272742410.html
www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...saici?category_id=20
(Italian)
www.adnkronos.com/IGN/Regioni/Toscana/Ar...ci_321272742410.html
(Italian)
www.gonews.it/2014/domus-romana-trovata-...eguono/#.Uw-G94XPbZk
(Italian)
www.arezzoweb.it/notizie/speciale.asp?idnotizia=142199 (Italian)
www.arezzotv.net/notizie/arezzo/articolo..._news=20140226110053
(Italian)
www.toscanaoggi.it/Cultura-Societa/ARCHE...TO-IN-PALAZZO-AREZZO
(Italian)

Assorted finds off the coast of Trapani:

www.telesud3.com/attualita/archeologia--...-trapanese-16464.asp
(Italian)
www.siciliainformazioni.com/85486/nuove-...ndali-trapanesi-foto
(Italian)

Remains of a Roman road in Sedlescombe:

www.theargus.co.uk/news/11045588.Archaeo...dlescombe/?ref=var_0

A section of Roman road in Izmir has opened to the public:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-road-in-...=63054&NewsCatID=375

Sarah Yeomans talks about Pompeii:

www.huffingtonpost.com/gregory-weinkauf/...r-sar_b_4855981.html

A Latin Immersion Weekend:

www.kcwy13.com/home/headlines/Wyoming-Ca...lege--247041231.html
buckrail.com/posts/2/24/2014/students-at...into-a-dead-language

.... something a bit more intense than that:

m.centraljersey.com/articles/2014/02/24/...cb82ae3963970026.txt

There's a replica of the Argo at Volos:

greece.greekreporter.com/2014/02/25/muse...eplica-of-argo-ship/
www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...-ship?category_id=20
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...museum_10135215.html

That thing on Greeks and Romans being "colour blind" is making the rounds
again:

www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bodysphere/5267698

More on the Roman necropolis on the Via Triumphalis:

www.christiancentury.org/article/2014-02...vated-roman-cemetery

More on the 'little Pompeii' near Venice:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/regions...Venice_10120510.html
www.regione.veneto.it/web/guest/comunica...spp_detailId=2663053
(Italian)
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/it/notizie/rubr...eziano_10120099.html
(Italian)
www.liberoquotidiano.it/news/1412057/Arc...o-dC-2.html(Italian)
www.tvi24.iol.pt/503/sociedade/complexo-...24/1539663-4071.html
(Italian)
corrieredelveneto.corriere.it/veneto/not...-2224114310629.shtml
(Italian)

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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Possible mesolithic/neolithic sites beneath Hano Bay in the Baltic Sea:

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/1...altic-sea-140221.htm
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-settlement-hano-bay
www.newkerala.com/news/2014/fullnews-16845.html

Neolithic/Bronze Age petroglyphs from Ross-shire:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-26366644

I think we've already had this story of early Saxon burials from a Cambridgeshire village:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art468892

Analysis of some 13th century portolan charts suggests they might be older and more accurate than previously thought:

www.nrc.nl/nieuws/2014/02/28/een-cartogr...e-zeekaarten/(Dutch)
www.descartescentre.com/index.php?page=n...senagenda&agenda=804 (English
summary)

A Charlemagne-era church from Germany:

www.thelocal.de/20140227/germanys-second...d-in-mainz-cathedral

A 900 years b.p. burial from East Lothian reveals the guy was stabbed in the back:
www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-26287895
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...n=bookmark-chromeext
au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/news/21664...-year-old-uk-murder/
www.culture24.org.uk//history-and-herita...ttish-Seabird-Centre
www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/science-techn...im-900-years-3169544
www.eastlothiannews.co.uk/what-s-on/leis...ird-centre-1-3315141
www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/stab...erwick-dig-1-3314859
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/ar...bird-cent.1392988426
www.heraldscotland.com/news/home-news/ar...0-years-ago.23503612
www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/skeleton-m...im-900-years-3169544
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/hist...th-berwick-1-3315018

On early Christians in Viking Denmark:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...tians-in-viking-ribe

A mediieval rock church in Bulgaria was damaged during EU-funded conservation work:

safeconnect.org/profiles/blogs/ancient-r...ce=msg_appr_blogpost

A medieval mikveh from Girona:

www.timesofisrael.com/medieval-jewish-mi...discovered-in-spain/

A candelabra found off Ibiza is suggesting things about medieval navigation
routes:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226074929.htm

Evidence of a 17th century pirate alliance in Ireland:

www.livescience.com/43696-17th-century-p...ered-in-ireland.html
ph.news.yahoo.com/arrgh-adventures-17th-...eland-125244062.html

Latest developments in the Oswestry Hill Fort situation:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/02/28/o...-bid-stays-in-plans/
www.shropshirestar.com/news/2014/02/24/n...ry-hillforts-future/

An interview (fwiw) about gold from the Varna Necropolis:

www.focus-fen.net/opinion/2014/02/28/354...al-civilisation.html

Feature ona 13th century map of England and Scotland:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2014/02/12th-c...england-and-scotland

All set to dig at another church in York:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/NEWS/11044174.Archae...church_site/?ref=rss

The Altamira Caves are open to the public again (sort of):

phys.org/news/2014-02-spain-prehistoric-cave-art-gems.html#jCp
www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/26/al...blic-spain-cantabria
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...he-public-once-again
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68441
www.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2014/02/26/lo...nterior-de-altamira/

Seeking more funding for Abbey Quarter:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-26398360

Recognition for Westray Archaeology in Orkney:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-eas...ey-shetland-26397962

More questioning of the Anglo Saxon "violent" invasion:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...lent-invasion-theory
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Neolithic tombs from Vietnam:

www.bernama.com/bernama/v7/wn/newsworld.php?id=1018273


Some Taklamakan Desert mummies from ca 1600 B.C./B.C.E. took with them what is now dubbed the "world's oldest cheese":

news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/l...ies-necks-140227.htm
www.usatoday.com/story/tech/2014/02/25/w...dest-cheese/5776373/
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.576939
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/27/world...eese-found-in-china/
www.outsideonline.com/news-from-the-fiel...eese-Discovered.html

Reflecting on Mungo Man:

www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/25/mu...digenous-recognition
www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cf...tid=11211805&ref=rss

China and the US have renewed their 'antismuggling agreement':

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/US-and-...ew-import-deal/31857

Erosion threatens Buddhist caves in China:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Ancient...d-turn-to-sand/31831

Aftermath of the Sindh Festival at Mohenjodaro:

www.dawn.com/news/1089091/moenjodaro-in-...r-the-sindh-festival

Assorted op-ed type things on the Doniger book controversy (The Hindus):

indianexpress.com/article/opinion/column...w-for-bad-behaviour/
www.thehindu.com/opinion/lead/why-we-wri...s/article5714214.ece
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage for evidence that folks paused for a while on the Beringia land bridge en route to the Americas:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140227141854.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/rhuo-fon022614.php
phys.org/news/2014-02-fossils-clues-nati...merican-journey.html
www.newswise.com/articles/view/614093/?sc=rssn
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04...ing-strait-pit-stop/

They're digging again at the Old Vero Man site:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/mc-ned022614.php

Not everyone believes recent claims about Fort Caroline:

www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11615785.htm

Strange skulls from the Hopewell Mounds:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...-pose-a-mystery.html
apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/hopewell-headhunters/

Recreating a slave cabin at Montpelier:

www.nbc29.com/story/24804455/volunteers-...-cabin-at-montpelier
wunc.org/post/re-building-slave-cabin
wunc.org/post/you-can-never-truly-unders...-slave-cabin-project

Excavations at Spiro Mounds are set to resume:

newsok.com/spiro-mounds-excavations-visi...homa/article/3936596

Settlement etc. in ancient Los Angeles was dependent on its wetlands:

westerndigs.org/history-of-ancient-los-a...0-year-survey-finds/

On the revisions to the Gettysburg Address:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/21...rue&_type=blogs&_r=0

Review of David Davis, *The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation*:

www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2014/m...-who-shaped-history/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A study of a South American mummy in a German museum reveals she was ritually sacrificed and had all sorts of health problems:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226174542.htm
phys.org/news/2014-02-impact-mummy-skull.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/p-iom022514.php
www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26357011
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ma-to-skull-of-mummy

Searching for a slave ship which sank off the coast of Suriname:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/south...aimed-664-lives.html

More on those Mayan beheadings (video):

www.smithsonianmag.com/videos/category/s...ws-mayan-beheadings/
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 origins of "chop chop":

www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/02/20/...origins-of-chop-chop

The work of the "Monuments Men" continues:

artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68436#.UxNAfM63uJ4

Lawrence of Arabia dined and dashed, apparently:

english.alarabiya.net/en/variety/2014/02...id-100-years-on.html

Interesting 'then and now' photos of London:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2014/02/photog...-london-then-and-now

Vitruvian man apparently had a hernia:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/vitruv...ia-180949806/?no-ist

A nice 'catch up' piece on the Voynich Manuscript:

www.theverge.com/2014/2/28/5453596/voyni...us-book-in-the-world

Remembering the kamikaze pilots:

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26256048

The US army has a very interesting 'treasure room':

www.buzzfeed.com/bennyjohnson/inside-the...hidden-treasure-room

Some Mardi Gras history:

stlouis.cbslocal.com/2014/02/27/throwbac...story-of-mardi-gras/

On moving "Leonardo's" horse:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/24/world/europe/...ics-or-pedigree.html

On Sewell, the Tate, and a Hogarth:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26335543

A lost theory/paper of Einstein:

www.nature.com/news/einstein-s-lost-theory-uncovered-1.14767

A draft of 'Citizen Kane' is coming to auction:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/27/wo...uctioned/?ref=movies
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Reconstructing a medieval Polish town non-invasively:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-non-invasive-survey
www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,399...entury-nieszawa.html

Xrays to explore shipwrecks:

www.prweb.com/releases/2014/02/prweb11621036.htm

Hidden history beneath Alcatraz:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26233170
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA revealing info about leprosy:

bionews-tx.com/news/2014/02/21/oldest-hu...t-mysteries-leprosy/

Interesting genetic features found in some 14th century fossilized feces:

phys.org/news/2014-02-fossilized-human-feces-14th-century.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/asfm-fhf022714.php

Checking out dental plaque at the DNA level:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140223131629.htm
phys.org/news/2014-02-scientists-microbial-pompeii.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...l-diets-disease.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68454

They're still arguing about Richard III DNA tests:

www.foxnews.com/science/2014/02/26/richa...-sparks-controversy/
www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/pla...est-historian-n38691
www.livescience.com/43659-richard-iii-dna-controversy.html

Latest study suggests dark skin evolved to prevent skin cancer:

news.discovery.com/human/evolution/how-h...e-to-many-140225.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-25677...on-study-claims.html
www.economist.com/news/science-and-techn...r-skinny-skin-colour

www.foxnews.com/health/2014/02/26/odd-ca...-dark-skin-proposed/
www.smh.com.au/world/skin-cancer-linked-...-20140226-33hgx.html

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change is being linked to the decline of the Indus civilization:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-02/uoc-dob022614.php
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/02/140226110844.htm
phys.org/news/2014-02-decline-bronze-age-megacities-linked.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...f-indus-civilisation
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CRIME BEAT
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Police in Macedonia/FYROM have arrested a pile of insiders in regards to some museum thefts:

world.time.com/2014/02/27/macedonian-pol...-museum-theft/print/

The trial of a British national (and a Syrian gang) accused of smuggling in Yemen has started:

yemenpost.net/Detail123456789.aspx?ID=3&SubID=7619&MainCat=3
english.alarabiya.net/en/News/2014/02/24...facts-smugglers.html

A Paphos man was arrested after a pile of antiquities were found in his
house:

cyprus-mail.com/2014/02/28/arrest-after-...-home-of-paphos-man/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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A sarcophagus lid stolen long ago turns up in New York and is being returned to Italy:

www.edmontonjournal.com/entertainment/au...e/9562798/story.html
newyork.cbslocal.com/2014/02/28/ancient-...-by-u-s-authorities/
bigstory.ap.org/article/feds-seize-ancie...-sarcophagus-lid-nyc
www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/Roman-Scul...cialFlowTwt_NYBrand#
www.theverge.com/2014/2/28/5456826/itali...elieved-to-be-stolen

Antiquities dealers aren't so keen on the Egyptian-Israel repatriation
agreement:

www.haaretz.com/news/national/.premium-1.575976

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NUMISMATICA
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A California couple found a nice stash of old coins buring on their
property:

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/02/26/...rth-10m?sc=17&f=1001
www.latimes.com/local/la-me-0227-gold-co....story#axzz2uWyf6GrU
cyprus-mail.com/2014/02/26/california-co...e-while-walking-dog/
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...orth-10-million.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26349136
www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Gold-Coun...n-buried-5266314.php
www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/world-ne...garden-30041353.html

A pile of coins from Inner Mongolia:

english.peopledaily.com.cn/98649/8548281.html

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n08.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n09.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 ================================================================
Canterbury stained glass:

www.wnyc.org/story/cloisters-displays-12...anterbury-cathedral/

Vikings:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-hoards-9160260.html
www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/feb/27/...nordic-noir-longboat

Renoir's True Colors:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68502

Charles Ives' Workroom:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/arts/design/c...rved.html?ref=design

Between Mountains and Seas:

blantonmuseum.org/exhibitions/details/2285

Masters of Fire:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/22/arts/design/m...cts-from-israel.html

Italian Futurism:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/arts/design/i...7439E1016B5E&gwt=pay

Sherlock Holmes:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/arts/design/i...7439E1016B5E&gwt=pay


Visions of Noah and the Flood:

www.jpost.com/Arts-and-Culture/Entertain...-Noah-release-342295


The director of the Boston MFA is retiring:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/di...o-retire/?ref=design

The Toled MoA is reviewing the items it purchased from that Kapoor fellow:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/02/21/to...from-suspect-dealer/
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A Doll's House:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/theater/a-dol...c-nora.html?ref=arts

Son of God:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/movies/son-of...xion.html?ref=movies


St Matthew Passion:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/01/arts/music/be...assion.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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Richard Daugherty:

seattletimes.com/html/localnews/20230107...aughertyobitxml.html

Alice Herz-Sommer:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/28/world/europe/...t-110.html?ref=music

James Cahill:

www.nytimes.com/2014/02/19/arts/design/j...t-87.html?ref=design

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20140223.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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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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On humans and apes evolving side-by-side:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140304125458.htm
phys.org/news/2014-03-anthropologist-exp...-humans-evolved.html
www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2014/03/06/286707...-the-debate-heats-up
www.newswise.com/articles/anthropologist...evolved-side-by-side
news.uchicago.edu/article/2014/03/03/ant...tm_source=newsmodule
cf
www.jstor.org/discover/10.1086/674530?ui...4&sid=21103497107721

General feature on Neanderthals:

www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/10...ut-Neanderthals.html

On Neanderthals in the Danube region:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...al-across-the-danube

On the role of Neanderthals in contributing to sun adaptation:

blog.oup.com/2014/03/neanderthals-may-ha...dapting-to-sunlight/

Again we're hearing that Neanderthals could speak:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140302185241.htm
www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/03/x-ray-ana...-similar-to-our-own/
www.sfgate.com/education/article/Study-P...l-Theory-2946767.php
www.spring.org.uk/2014/03/origins-of-lan...een-able-to-talk.php
blog.une.edu.au/news/2014/03/03/talking-...e-origins-of-speech/

Figuring out when hominids started thinking like humans:

www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-col...gan/article17187636/
www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/...-evolution-1.2557144
www.chroniclejournal.com/news/cp/nationa...tors-start-get-smart
www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/researc...n/9569265/story.html
m.news1130.com/2014/03/02/b-c-researcher...-on-human-evolution/

More on Neanderthals not mass-killing mammoths:

phys.org/news313155811.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/ist/?next=/smart-...hs-cliffs-180949957/
www.theguardian.com/science/2014/feb/28/...ammoths-cliff-jersey
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...thals-at-jersey-site
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...laim-scientists.html

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AFRICA
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Italy, Qatar and Sudan are working together to preserve Sudan's antiquities:

news.sudanvisiondaily.com/details.html?rsnpid=232796

Digging the Kasbah O'Fella in Agadir (Morocco)

www.leconomiste.com/article/918961-agadi...es-la-kasbah-o-fella
(French)

Trying to save Nigerian languages:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26432933

Conserving artifacts in Angola:

allafrica.com/stories/201403070100.html?viewall=1

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 3500 years b.p. 'Stablemaster's' tomb from near Luxor:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/95...overed-in-Luxor.aspx
zeenews.india.com/news/world/tomb-of-pha...in-egypt_915733.html
www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/03/06/tomb-p...er-discovered-egypt/
www.news24.com/Green/News/Tomb-of-pharao...-discovered-20140304
www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/04/3500-year...discovered-in-egypt/
www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...-Luxor_10179576.html
www.euroweeklynews.com/news/world-news/item/119088
uk.news.yahoo.com/tomb-pharaohs-stable-m...egypt-160505745.html
luxortimesmagazine.blogspot.co.at/2014/0...overed-in-luxor.html

Rock hewn tombs from various periods (or just New Kingdom?) from East
Aswan:

english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/2014...overed-in-Aswan.html
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/95...in-Egypts-Aswan.aspx

A statue of Amenhotep III's daughter:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68625
www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east...254d92063_print.html
phys.org/news/2014-03-statue-egypt-pharo...-princess-luxor.html
www.reuters.com/article/2014/03/07/us-eg...dUSBREA260SG20140307
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/03/07/archa...e-egyptian-princess/

Concerns for the Widan Al-Faras road:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/0/948...dest-road-all-b.aspx

I think we mentioned the Ministry of Antiquities needs more money:

www.dailynewsegypt.com/2014/03/01/minist...operations-minister/

Zahi Hawass was acquitted:

www.egyptindependent.com/news/zahi-hawas...illicit-gain-charges
www.europapress.es/internacional/noticia...-20140227043743.html
(Spanish)

Latest from the Amarna Project:

www.amarnaproject.com/index.shtml

On cats in ancient Egypt:

www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/cats-in-ancient-egypt/
www.cbsnews.com/news/cats-were-first-dom...ars-ago-study-shows/

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...5-500-years-ago.html
www.psmag.com/navigation/health-and-beha...y-older-think-75933/
www.salon.com/2014/03/06/ancient_egypt_h...d_with_cats_partner/
www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440314000636
(abstract)

Comparing the fall of the Akkadian empire to present-day Syria:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/fall-...-to-crisis-in-syria/

The looting of Syrian sites continues:

gulfnews.com/news/region/syria/ancient-a...-war-rages-1.1300875

OpEd on same:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/08/world/middlee...ancient-history.html

Ancient fish tales:

www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-1.578294#

Plenty of sites await exploration in Iraq, apparently:

www.aina.org/news/20140306222802.htm
rudaw.net/english/middleeast/iraq/06032014

Project involving women managing sites in Jordan:

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Jordan-...anagement-plan/32020
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...site-of-umm-el-jimal

Pondering the Last Supper:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...-cena?category_id=20
(Italian)
www5.ansa.it/terraegusto/notizie/rubrich...a-Cena_10149034.html
(Italian)
torino.repubblica.it/cronaca/2014/02/26/...ltima_cena-79707706/
(Italian)

More on that village on the 'Burma Road' near Jerusalem:

www.visaliatimesdelta.com/usatoday/article/5706003

More on those new Dead Sea Scrolls texts:

vaticaninsider.lastampa.it/en/world-news...gy-arqueologia-32410
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Interesting 'letter home' from an ancient Egyptian soldier serving in the Roman army:

www.livescience.com/43900-ancient-egypti...tter-deciphered.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...d-mothers-front.html

Very interesting finds from Sardis:

www.news.wisc.edu/22597
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140303143257.htm
phys.org/news313151837.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/uow-sdy030314.php
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...g-reveals-demon-trap

Finds from the Gallic necropolis at Esvres sur Indre:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-of-esvres-sur-indre

Seven Gallo-roman tombs discovered at Arc de Dierrey:

www.lest-eclair.fr/loisirs/sept-sepultur...sur-le-ia34b0n193035
(French)

... while the Gallo Roman necropolis at Prunay Belleville was looted:

www.inrap.fr/archeologie-preventive/Actu...lleville.htm(French)
champagne-ardenne.france3.fr/2014/03/07/...-428583.html(French)
www.lunion.presse.fr/region/aube-un-site...231b0n311621(French)
chalonsenchampagne.ville.orange.fr/actu/...e-74265.html(French)

Remains of a Roman house from Arezzo:

www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/section...Arezzo_10151925.html

A major coin hoard in the Circus Maximus?:

www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...onete?category_id=20
(Italian)
www.ilmattino.it/PRIMOPIANO/CRONACA/circ...notizie/551340.shtml
(Italian)
www.ilmessaggero.it/ROMA/CULTURA/circo_m...notizie/551305.shtml
(Italian)
corrieredelmezzogiorno.corriere.it/napol...-2224155089459.shtml
(Italian)

Rethinking Greeks as recyclers?

www.worldcrunch.com/culture-society/were...s15014/#.Uxxsac6hamM

Monuments in Petra were apparently celestially aligned:

phys.org/news313312364.html
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-to-celestial-events

On the use of rivers in ancient warfare:

www.wondersandmarvels.com/2014/03/rivers...-in-ancient-war.html

Another top ten list about gladiators:

www.history.com/news/history-lists/10-th...out-roman-gladiators

A project to look at other sites around Vesuvius:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...ark-side-of-vesuvius

There was another collapse at Pompeii:

phys.org/news/2014-03-triggers-latest-co...ancient-pompeii.html
www.westerndailypress.co.uk/Ruined-Roman...94-detail/story.html
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68532
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.577719
www.nbcnews.com/news/world/italy-investi...cient-pompeii-n42351
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...wn-Pompeii-wall.html

... and an emergency meeting:

www.theguardian.com/world/2014/mar/02/po...llapses-ancient-city
www.news24.com/Green/News/Italy-investig...-in-Pompeii-20140302

... and warnings from UNESCO:

www.lagazzettadelmezzogiorno.it/notizia....073&IDCategoria=2694

.... and emergency funds eventually were found:

www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-26443808
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68555

... and now Italy is seeking private investors to help:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68626

General concern op Ed:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/...nd-them-9164131.html

Excellent opEd on recent questionable finds:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/opinion/papyr...nce-and-looting.html

In case you wondered what the NYT thinks about the 300 sequel:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/07/movies/in-300...der-siege-again.html

A documentary on Mycenae:

top-greek-documentaries.blogspot.gr/2013/08/mycenae.html

More on that gladiator school in Austria:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26359012
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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Neolithic human remains from a cave near Sligo:

www.irishmirror.ie/news/irish-news/archa...-bones-stone-3193318

Bronze Age petroglyphs from Brecon Beacons:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-26452022

Human remains found during tram line construction in Nottingham:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-26445735

Interesting bone assemblage from an Edingburgh garden:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...dinburgh-back-garden

They've started excavations at St Piran's Oratory:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-26449935

Plenty of coverage of the discovery of some WWI training trenches near
London:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-26471922
www.fftimes.com/node/267298
www.twincities.com/nation/ci_25294115/re...e-england?source=rss
uk.news.yahoo.com/first-world-war-traini...vered-020505676.html
www.yorkpress.co.uk/uk_national_news/110...nches_found/?ref=rss
www.cambridge-news.co.uk/National-News/U...-found-2-8287408.xnf
www.telegraph.co.uk/history/world-war-on...ttlefield-found.html

Wanna buy a watchtower?:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-26455260

Nice 'map history' of the Crimea:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/03...tory-russia-ukraine/

A Polish team is digging in Armenia:

www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,399...ions-in-armenia.html

The perils of city life inthe 17th century:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-of-dreams-and-death

Maybe Vikings weren't so bloodthirsty?:

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26431858

... and that Viking 'war grave' is getting some attention in relation to the BM exhibition:

www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritag...h-say-archaeologists
www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-dorset-26453621

Again we're reading about Stonehenge's musical qualities:

www.sciencedaily.com/videos/674713.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-26417976
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0306/Is-S...t-glockenspiel-video
www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/03/06/Ston...rties/4131394125060/

... and possibilities for a tunnel near Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-26447853

More on where Stonehenge's stones came from:

www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scient...-got-there-180949916

More on that 'drowned forest' off Galway:

www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-ne...-coastline-1.1715303

More on that pirate 'meeting place':

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...TREASURE-nearby.html

More on candelabras and medieval shipping routes:

www.livescience.com/43750-medieval-cande...ls-trade-routes.html
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A crossbow with string attached from the terracotta army site:

www.ecns.cn/visual/hd/2014/02-27/33792.shtml
english.cntv.cn/program/cultureexpress/20140227/104583.shtml
www.globaltimes.cn/NEWS/tabid/99/ID/8453...ites-excavation.aspx
gbtimes.com/china/ancient-crossbow-set-u...terracotta-army-site

Bones from India's violent colonial past:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2572601...rss&ns_campaign=1490
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Skulls...cleshow/31305039.cms

A medieval mint from Haryana:

www.thehindu.com/news/national/salvage-o...a/article5740619.ece

On the diet of the Lapita:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/uoo-rgn030514.php
phys.org/news/2014-03-south-pacific-isla...est-inhabitants.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140305191521.htm
www.sciencealert.com.au/news-nz/20140603-25291.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1113089330...fic-settlers-030614/
www.otago.ac.nz/news/news/otago066271.html

cf
www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10....journal.pone.0090376 (full
text)

Maui's 'Stonehenge'?:

www.mauiweekly.com/page/content.detail/id/532229.html

Aborigines apparently knew how to deal with brushfires:

www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26174177

They're making a graffiti wall for the Great Wall:

www.theguardian.com/travel/2014/mar/04/g...-china-graffiti-area
www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26432927

Interesting evidence for early Chinese music:

www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26434164

A controversial Villianur Temple renovation:

www.thehindu.com/news/cities/puducherry/...n/article5759959.ece

OpEd on the Christ Church Cathedral:

www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/opinion/perspe...rom-total-demolition

Review of Anne de Courcy, *The Fishing Fleet*:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/books/review/...-anne-de-courcy.html

More on cheese found with Chinese desert mummies:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/worlds--oldest...=63318&NewsCatID=375
East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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Cahokia as America's first 'melting pot':

news.illinois.edu/news/14/0303cahokia_ThomasEmerson.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/uoia-nac030314.php
phys.org/news/2014-03-native-american-ci...issippi-america.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0306/Caho...-s-first-melting-pot

Possibly reading too much into a coin find on Vancouver Island:

triblive.com/usworld/world/5705258-74/br...theory#axzz2vTcB5pAm

Possible ancient bones from along the Columbia:

www.khq.com/story/24887549/update-human-...-to-be-archeological

Studying skulls from Hopewell Mounds:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...-pose-a-mystery.html
apps.ohiohistory.org/ohioarchaeology/hopewell-headhunters/

Rethinking Mesa Verde's 'Mummy Lake':

westerndigs.org/mesa-verdes-mummy-lake-w...ot-water-study-says/

Heritage issues with a French and Indian Wars site in NY:

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/history-rebu...ite-covered-22739429

Interesting story of an Oswego doctor implicated in a plot against Jefferson Davis:

www.syracuse.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/...ng_plot_to_kill.html

Still struggling with the aftermath of slavery in the south:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-26344746

... and a timely NYT correction on related matters:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26443440

... and an account of California's last slave case:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05...slave-case/?src=recg

Latest Odyssey Marine saga involves a shipwreck off Florida:

www.therepublic.com/view/story/a2af155e9...spute-New-Expedition

More on the Bering land bridge:

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/57626614-78/b...ering-lived.html.csp
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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An 18th century shipwreck off Argentina:

news.ninemsn.com.au/world/2014/03/09/09/...-found-off-argentina

Interesting 1500 years b.p. burial/shaft tomb from Colima:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68558
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...discovered-in-colima
www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/14-hallazgos/7...a-en-colima(Spanish)
www.informador.com.mx/cultura/2014/51603...-colima.htm(Spanish)
www.tiempo.com.mx/_notas/c1730390 (Spanish) www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2014/819160.html (Spanish) www.oem.com.mx/elsoldemexico/notas/n3313671.htm (Spanish)

An ancient barrio in Mexico City:

www.inah.gob.mx/boletines/17-arqueologia...-xochimilca(Spanish)
www.oem.com.mx/elsoldemexico/notas/n3313671.htm (Spanish)
www.eldiariodecoahuila.com.mx/notas/2014...-418507.asp(Spanish)

Concerns for the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan:

www.newscientist.com/article/mg22129594....le.html#.Uxj48IWwWsg
actualidad.rt.com/cultura/view/121669-pi...arse-mexico(Spanish)
www.cronica.com.mx/notas/2014/816829.html (Spanish)
www.criteriohidalgo.com/notas.asp?id=222045 (Spanish)

Finds from a Pachacamac sanctuary near Lima:

www.peruthisweek.com/news-archaeologists...ear-lima-peru-102423
www.larepublica.pe/05-03-2014/descubren-...-pachacamac(Spanish)
www.andina.com.pe/agencia/noticia-invest...UxeOMYWwWsg(Spanish)
peru21.pe/actualidad/santuario-pachacama...mas-2172673(Spanish)

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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All those storms in the UK are also exposing piles of unexploded ordnance:

www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-26382127

Big bucks for a signed copy of Mein Kampf:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-26396882

Arguing over Tesla's ashes:

phys.org/news/2014-03-serbs-protest-famous-inventor-ashes.html

Answering kid's questions about the first language:

www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2014/ma...t-was-first-language

Some vegan/vegetarians from the past:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/02/books/review/...egetable-system.html

Latest on the World Digital Library:

phys.org/news/2014-03-world-digital-library-items.html

Rocket cat artillery in the 16th century:

www.theguardian.com/books/2014/mar/06/fu...re-manual?CMP=twt_fd
www.foxnews.com/science/2014/03/06/16th-...rocket-cat-weaponry/

A lost opera by Enique Granados has turned up:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140303143255.htm

Review of a couple of books about some famous nurses:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/books/florenc...clara-and-davie.html

More on the Voynich manuscript:

www.beds.ac.uk/news/2014/february/600-ye...dfordshire-professor
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Reviving ancient yeast from an Andean tomb:

www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-s...ancient-andean-tomb/

A LiDAR survey of South Downs National Park (UK):

www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/winche...r_South_Downs_woods/
www.romseyadvertiser.co.uk/news/winchest...r_South_Downs_woods/

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Not sure about this study of ancient Greek climate via ancient Greek drama:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140303083925.htm
phys.org/news/2014-03-ancient-greek-reco...-europe-climate.html
www.sci-news.com/othersciences/paleoclim...r-climate-01797.html

On climate change and cultural heritage:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-03/pifc-cwh030314.php

... not sure if that's connected to this sea level rise thing:

phys.org/news/2014-03-sea-level-threaten...-world-heritage.html

As things get warmer, ancient dormant viruses come to life (!):

phys.org/news/2014-03-year-old-virus-permafrost-reborn.ht

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140304071433.htm
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-26387276
www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.577967
blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2014/...ctious/#.UxmxxIWwWsg
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2014/0304/Huge...-Siberian-permafrost
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...irus-permafrost.html
www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2014/03/04/anci...evive_n_4894759.html
www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/science/out-o...pw&rref=science&_r=0
www.rawstory.com/rs/2014/03/03/french-sc...d-in-siberian-frost/
time.com/12047/virus-resurrected-after-c...ria-for-30000-years/
www.upi.com/Science_News/2014/03/04/3000...-life/6511393941933/

More on climate change and the Indus civilization:

www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...sations-9164248.html
news.outlookindia.com/items.aspx?artid=830861
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/science...cleshow/31133369.cms
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/home/environ...cleshow/31332973.cms ?

zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/climate-...ears-ago_914524.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/03/04/drough...alley_n_4895673.html
www.nature.com/news/two-hundred-year-dro...civilization-1.14800
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Sacred sites of Burma:

www.smithsonianmag.com/travel/Burma-sacred-sites-180949744/

Naxos:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/09/travel/peelin...eece.html?ref=travel

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CRIME BEAT
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Another locker of interest in the Kapoor case:

www.afanews.com/home/item/2469-authoriti...quities#.UxyFhs6hamM
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/03/05/in...e-looted/?ref=design

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Some antiquities stolen from the Al qantara Sharq Museum were recovered:

thecairopost.com/news/91772/news/36-stol...ntiquities-recovered

Switzerland returned a number of items to Italy:

www.swissinfo.ch/eng/culture/Last_stolen...ly.html?cid=38103036
www.sotterraneidiroma.it/notizie-sdr/ite...egory_id=20(Italian)
www.intrage.it/news/2014/3/6/news547070.shtml (Italian)
www.italiainformazioni.com/italia-inform...e-sottratti(Italian)
www.bj.admin.ch/content/bj/de/home/dokum...4-03-06.html(German)
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NUMISMATICA
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Followup on that California hoard:

www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2014/...calif-coins/6075113/

Funding for Bath's Roman coin hoard project:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-26466814

Latest e-Sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n09.html

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

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v17n10.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 ================================================================
Vikings:

blog.britishmuseum.org/2014/03/07/the-vikings-are-here/
www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2014/Ma...minus-the-horns.ashx
uk.reuters.com/article/2014/03/06/uk-mus...me=entertainmentNews
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68563
www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/ma...sh-museum-ship-story
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...tansted-Airport.html

World's Oldest Masks:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=68636
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...-dead-Jerusalem.html

Constable:

www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-26455263

Gauguin:

galleristny.com/2014/03/gauguin-metamorp...useum-of-modern-art/


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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Measure for Measure:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/theater/measu...nd-hard-choices.html

Antony and Cleopatra (at the beach):

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/03/theater/measu...nd-hard-choices.html

Platee:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/arts/internat...-Plate.html?ref=arts


Kevin Branagh's Macbeth won some awards:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-26482068

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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Justin Kaplan:

www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/books/justin-...pher-dies-at-88.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20140302.mp3

ArchaeoNews podcast 241:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-241


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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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[send me your notices!]

Andean and Amazonian Archaeology (Mar 1-2):

www4.uwm.edu/letsci/conferences/mcaaae2014/

SAA Annual Meeting (April 23-27):

www.saa.org/AbouttheSociety/AnnualMeetin...bid/187/Default.aspx

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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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