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explorator 19.42                              February 12, 2017
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If you're having problems getting 'the whole issue', read Explorator
online at:

            https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/


Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Hernan Astudillo, Rick Heli,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, David Emery, David Perlmutter, Richard Campbell,
Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Not sure where to put this one … on the evolution of assorted diseases in
humans:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/02/09/513883557/video-from-measles-to-syphilis-how-we-created-the-golden-age-of-germs


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AFRICA
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A trio of 4000 years bp (give or take) temples from the Sudan:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/swiss-archeologist-shines-light-sudans-buried-past-005631065.html

http://www.france24.com/en/20170210-sudan-archaeology-temples-discovered-kerma-dogi-ancient-bonnet-history

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1052261/offbeat
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5270-170210-sudan-dogi-gel

I think this goes here … Henry Gates’ research into African civilizations:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/04/opinion/sunday/the-history-the-slaveholders-wanted-us-to-forget.html

More on those 12 000 years bp prostate stones from Sudan:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5243-170201-sudan-prostate-stone

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A major building complex from Qantir:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/257745/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Monumental-building-complex-discovered-at-Qantir-i.aspx
http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/archaeologists-in-egypt-unearth-pharaonic-structures/743252
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2017/02/07/pharaonic-structures-discovered-in-egypt
https://thepeninsulaqatar.com/article/08/02/2017/Archaeologists-in-Egypt-unearth-pharaonic-structures

… which includes a mortar pit with impressions of children’s feet:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/german-archaeologists-discover-ancient-mortar-pit-impressions-egyptian-children-s-feet


… and painted wall fragments:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5256-170207-egypt-pi-ramesses

Encroachments on the Dahshour necropolis were removed this week:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/257919/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Encroachments-removed-from-Dahshour-necropolis-sit.aspx


Feature on some ‘mummy princesses’:

http://discovermagazine.com/2017/march/the-eternal-princesses

More on that royal scribe burial from Luxor:

https://www.yahoo.com/news/3-000-old-tomb-royal-135800426.html

Excavating ‘Anatolian food culture’:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/excavations-in-turkeys-southwest-reveal-anatolian-food-culture-.aspx?pageID=238&nid=109377&NewsCatID=375


Plenty of excitement/coverage over the discovery of another (looted) Dead
Sea Scrolls cave:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/new-dead-sea-scroll-cave-found-near-qumran-but-scrolls-are-gone/

http://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/after-60-years-archaeologists-find-new-dead-sea-cave-but-no-scrolls/

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Hebrew-University-archaeologists-find-12th-Dead-Sea-Scrolls-cave-480966

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/hebrew-university-archaeologists-find-12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave/2017/02/08/

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/224652
http://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/1.770515
http://www.livescience.com/57798-dead-sea-scrolls-turn-70.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/archaeologists-unearth-new-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-n718876

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/70-years-after-dead-sea-scrolls-were-found-new-discoveries-await/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0209/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-12th-cave-that-once-housed-scrolls-discovered

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0209/New-Dead-Sea-cave-discovery-jumpstarts-hunt-for-ancient-treasures

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2017/02/09/archeologists-say-they-have-found-a-cave-that-once-held-dead-sea-scrolls-a-first-in-60-years/

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/02/09/514294579/archaeologists-excavate-12th-cave-they-say-once-housed-dead-sea-scrolls

http://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/archaeologists-race-to-find-ancient-scrolls/2017/02/09/961f00dc-eec8-11e6-a100-fdaaf400369a_video.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/new-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-discovered-archaelogists-artefacts-2000-year-old-antiquities-west-bank-a7571696.html

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/09/archaeologists-discover-new-cave-believed-have-held-dead-sea/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-38916687
https://www.algemeiner.com/2017/02/08/in-surprise-discovery-israeli-archaeologists-uncover-12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave/

http://www.smh.com.au/world/found-additional-cave-that-once-held-dead-sea-scrolls-20170209-gu9p6a.html

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-might-have-found-another-dead-sea-scroll-cave-180962092/

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-archaeologists-12th-dead-sea-scrolls.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/thuo-af1020817.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2017/12th-dead-sea-scrolls-cave-excavated-near-qumran

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5259-170208-qumran-cave-12

… and the discovery might help detect forgeries, apparently:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/02/dead-sea-scrolls-cave-discovered-judea-israel-west-bank-forgeries/


… while some scholars think everything needs a bit more study:

http://news.nd.edu/news/new-dead-sea-scroll-cave-reports-may-be-premature-scholar-says/


They’re digging at Kiryat Ye’arim, ‘where the Ark of the Covenant once
stood’:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-to-break-ground-at-biblical-site-where-ark-of-the-covenant-stood/

https://www.rt.com/news/376745-ark-covenant-israel-excavation/

They’ve opened the Miqve Path in Jerusalem National Park:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Article_eng.aspx?sec_id=25&subj_id=240&id=4249

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/New-mikve-path-at-2000-year-old-site-to-be-unveiled-in-Jerusalem-National-Park-480628

http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/iaa-to-inaugurate-new-mikvah-path-at-the-walls-around-jerusalem-national-park/2017/02/05/


Latest tomb threatened by the Ilisu Dam project:

https://www.dailysabah.com/travel/2017/02/06/archaeologists-engineers-race-to-save-ancient-tomb-from-being-submerged


More on excavations resuming at Masada:

http://www.israel21c.org/new-masada-expedition-gets-underway/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 4th century mosaic floor from Leicester:

http://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/largest-roman-mosaic-floor-found-in-leicester-for-30-years/story-30110162-detail/story.html

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5253-170206-leicester-mosaic-floor

A very large 4th century mosaic from Cyprus:

http://www.ntd.tv/2017/02/08/ancient-mural-unearthed-cyprus/

The House of the Chaste Lovers at Pompeii is opening to the public:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/02/07/pompeiis-house-of-chaste-lovers-to-open_77ccacd3-f776-416b-adbf-dc0a503ea388.html

http://artdaily.com/news/93694/Pompeii-unveils-Roman-kiss-for-Valentine-s-day
https://www.yahoo.com/news/pompeii-unveils-roman-kiss-valentines-171935196.html

Bulldozing going on at a Bristol Roman Villa site is causing concern:

http://www.bristolpost.co.uk/watch-fury-as-developers-bulldoze-bristol-roman-villa-site-without-showing-locals-what-they-found/story-30121784-detail/story.html


Roman finds from pre-construction digs in Warwickshire have gone on display:

http://www.rugbyadvertiser.co.uk/news/roman-find-on-show-at-rugby-s-archaeology-gallery-1-7813797


The ‘Great Pompeii Project’ is a success:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2017/02/09/great-pompeii-project-sets-example_c25b4449-c334-43a2-9e6f-a122d40e37d7.html


Feature on Tartessos:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/the-etruscans-phoenicians-and-tartessos.htm


Suggestion that Ionian Greeks were the first to use ‘GPS method’ to
navigate:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/22876-cartography-professor-ancient-greeks-in-ionia-first-used-gps-method-to-navigate.html


Feature on the Roman economy:

http://theconcourse.deadspin.com/the-roman-economy-was-a-powerhouse-1792097743


A Classics professor mystery solved:

http://lsa.umich.edu/classics/news-events/all-news/search-news/the-case-of-the-missing-professor.html


Honours for Classicists at UNC:


http://classics.unc.edu/2017/02/08/three-classics-instructors-named-recipients-of-2017-unc-teaching-awards/


More on that ILS inscription found in New York:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/remains-abandoned-gilded-age-mansion-ancient-roman-artifact-reveals-its-secrets-180962071/


More on Dan Gallagher going to Cornell:

http://www.news.cornell.edu/stories/2017/02/renowned-vatican-latinist-joins-classics-faculty



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Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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13 000 years bp ‘hunting tools’ from Denmark:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-tools-people-denmark.html
http://www.startribune.com/hunting-tools-tell-how-first-people-in-denmark-lived/413388013/


12 000 years bp pebbles from Italy are thought to have some sort of ritual
funerary purpose:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-broken-pebbles-clues-paleolithic-funeral.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uom-bpo020817.php
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2017/pebbles-used-as-spatulas-to-decorate-the-dead-12000-years-ago

Pondering an Iron Age burial on Lewis:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38919314

I think we mentioned this high status Viking warrior burial from Scotland:

http://www.livescience.com/57793-viking-warrior-grave-has-ax-sword.html
http://www.livescience.com/57859-mysterious-viking-ship-burial-discovered.html

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5261-170208-scotland-ardnamurchan-viking

An Anglo Saxon church and some interesting animal burials from Shropshire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-38922138
http://www.shropshirelive.com/2017/02/10/archaeologists-discover-possible-anglo-saxon-church-and-mysterious-ancient-animal-burials/

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5268-170210-england-animal-burial

A medieval wall beneath a Coventry car park:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-38867619

Finds from various periods at Marston Moretaine:

http://www.bedfordtoday.co.uk/news/iron-age-discovery-for-budding-archaeologists-in-marston-moretaine-1-7792261


Tony Robinson has joined the Stonehenge Tunnel protest (plus others):

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/uk_national_news/15072650.TV_s_Tony_Robinson_joins_Stonehenge_road_tunnel_protest/

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/feb/08/stonehenge-tunnel-heritage-groups-warn-over-ancient-barrow

Concerns for a Bronze Age bog road in Westmeath:

http://www.independent.ie/irish-news/protect-our-oldest-bog-road-plead-historians-35443560.html


More on that rich Celtic burial in Germany:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/iron-age-secrets-exhumed-riches-filled-crypt



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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A ‘cluster’ of 2200 years bp boat coffins from Sichuan:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2017-02/08/c_136041761.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5260-170208-china-boat-coffins

An Angkor-era smelting furnace from Cambodia:

https://www.cambodiadaily.com/morenews/dig-unearths-ancient-furnace-in-hunt-for-cambodias-past-124687/

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5257-170207-cambodia-iron-smelting

A general (and consort) burial dating to 564 CE has plenty of interest:

http://www.livescience.com/57766-tomb-of-chinese-general-princess-found.html

http://www.livescience.com/57764-photos-figurine-tomb.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/08/tomb-ancient-general-princess-discovered-china/

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-tomb-of-chinese-general-and-princess-filled-with-figurines/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0208/Ancient-love-uncovered-Scientists-reveal-contents-of-Chinese-general-s-tomb

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5255-170206-china-general-tomb

Mapping Japan’s Kiyotosakuoketsu tomb:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201702100042.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5269-170210-japan-kiyotosakuoketsu-tomb

Four 19th century shipwrecks off the coast of Queensland:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/world/australia/88854895/Four-19th-century-shipwrecks-found-off-Australian-coast

http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/four-19thcentury-shipwrecks-found-off-queensland/news-story/408e9250ba260177aa5908898d396493


Assorted coverage relating to a conference on Mohenjo Daro this past week:

https://tribune.com.pk/story/1321710/let-us-re-excavate-moen-jo-daro-urges-archaeologist/

http://nation.com.pk/karachi/12-Feb-2017/moenjo-daro-conference-concludes
https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/185775-Experts-for-more-research-on-Mohenjo-Daro

Rambling feature on Tahitian navigation:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/nelson-mail/news/89280126/On-the-trail-of-ancient-voyaging-link-with-Tahiti


I don’t quite follow this diet study’s conclusions relating to gender
inequality:

http://www.nature.com/articles/s41562-017-0059

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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 10 000 years bp site from Pennington Gap:

http://www.wcyb.com/news/virginia/lee-county/archaeologists-find-historic-native-american-sites-in-pennington-gap/319755355


16th century human remains from St Augustine:

http://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/human-remains-dating-back-to-the-1570s-believed-to-have-been-found-in-st-augustine/491839550


Few remains of prehistoric buildings or villages in Ohio:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20170212/john-switzer--from-stump-little-evidence-remains-of-prehistoric-ohio-houses-villages


On climate change and Cahokia:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/10/513963490/1-000-years-ago-corn-made-this-society-big-then-a-changing-climate-destroyed-the


A mid 19th century beer vault turns up beneath a Williamsburg construction
site:

http://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/hidden-beer-vault-found-underneath-williamsburg-construction-site/32545


Concerns for organic artifacts in Yellowstone:

http://www.wyomingnews.com/news/organic-artifacts-in-yellowstone-being-lost-to-ice-melt/article_57550878-eb72-11e6-930b-1f3cf374583a.html


A ‘new’ photo of Harriet Tubman:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2017/02/11/new-photo-shows-beautiful-resilient-harriet-tubman/97804370/

http://www.neatorama.com/2017/02/08/New-Photograph-of-Harriet-Tubman-Found/

Frederick Douglass on controlling slaves with food:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2017/02/10/514385071/frederick-douglass-on-how-slave-owners-used-food-as-a-weapon-of-control


No cosmic impact demise for Clovis Culture:

http://westerndigs.org/clovis-culture-ice-age-fauna-werent-wiped-out-by-cosmic-impact-study-says/


Yale has renamed Calhoun College:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-38947134
http://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/us/yale-protests-john-calhoun-grace-murray-hopper.html?smid=fb-nytopinion&smtyp=cur

http://news.yale.edu/2017/02/11/yale-change-calhoun-college-s-name-honor-grace-murray-hopper-0


More on geometry in Chaco Canyon:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2017/01/evidence-that-an-ancient-pueblo-site-was-built-out-of-golden-rectangles/


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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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An untouched 1700 years bp tomb from Colima:

http://www.livescience.com/57844-mexican-tomb-uncovered.html
http://www.inah.gob.mx/es/boletines/5901-pequena-ventana-a-panteon-prehispanico-tumba-de-tiro-hallada-en-la-ciudad-de-colima

Plenty of interest in earthworks (this is the ‘Stonehenge’ stuff hinted at
in the past few weeks)  in the Amazon:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/uoe-hoa020617.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170207092752.htm
http://www.livescience.com/57775-humans-altered-amazon-rainforests-geoglyphs.html

http://www.livescience.com/57770-mysterious-amazon-geoglyphs-photos.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/02/06/hundreds-ancient-earthworks-resembling-stonehenge-found-amazon/

http://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2017/0207/Do-these-ancient-geoglyphs-hold-a-secret-to-preserving-the-Amazon

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2017/amazonian-rainforest-was-managed-by-ancient-geoglyph-builders

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5258-170207-amazon-landscape-geoglyphs

Marking the liberation of Chile:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/11/opinion/sunday/how-we-overcame-tyranny-before.html



-----
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Metal detectorists are being encouraged to learn some basic archaeology so
they don’t damage sites:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/15072021.Metal_detectorists_urged_to__brush_up_on_skills__to_avoid_damaging_treasures/

http://martini.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/15072021.Metal_detectorists_urged_to_leave_the_spadework_to_the_professionals_/


Latest ancient beer recreation is a 5000 years bp Chinese recipe:

http://news.stanford.edu/2017/02/06/recreate-5000-year-old-chinese-beer-recipe/

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-students-recreate-year-old-chinese-beer.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/5267-170210-china-fermented-porridge

Some of the usual Valentine’s Day coverage:

http://www.burtonmail.co.uk/valentine-s-day-2017-how-did-the-romans-celebrate-st-valentine-s-day/story-30096762-detail/story.html


Pondering the art of the Russian Revolution:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-38911009

On ‘American Gothic’:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170208-how-american-gothic-became-an-icon


What orangutans reveal about language evolution:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-38907681

Losing a vintage dress at the cleaners:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-38935251

On the history of mechanical refrigeration:

http://www.livescience.com/57797-refrigerator-history.html

… and lighting:

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38650976

Saving ‘The Battle of Atlanta’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/08/us/a-painstaking-mission-to-save-atlantas-colossal-civil-war-painting.html

http://www.npr.org/2017/02/09/514160314/atlanta-rolls-up-moves-an-old-oil-painting-all-374-feet-and-12-tons-of-it


A 14th century university uprising:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/02/10/day-1355-university-fracas-ends-93-dead-birth-600-year-long/


On some famous quotes:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-38563240


Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Tunnel (Crossrail finds):

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-skeletons-london-exposed-rail-line.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2017/feb/08/exhibition-offers-extensive-insight-into-londons-history-thrown-up-by-crossrail

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-38919314
https://www.yahoo.com/news/skeletons-londons-past-exposed-rail-line-dig-180321302.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-exhibition-britain-archaeology-crossr-idUSKBN15P222
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-exhibit-reveals-8000-years-londons-history-180962105/
https://www.ft.com/content/ff1b6964-ee09-11e6-ba01-119a44939bb6

Repatriated Persian artifacts:

https://phys.org/news/2017-02-iran-ancient-persian-artifacts.html
http://www.artfixdaily.com/news_feed/2017/02/09/5981-iranian-museum-exhibits-over-500-artifacts-repatriated-from-the-w

Beyond Caravaggio:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93710

Botticelli:

http://pilotonline.com/entertainment/arts/exhibits/largest-collection-of-renaissance-master-sandro-botticelli-coming-to-the/article_0b36120d-f092-5f30-8841-dd10710e5596.html


Lautrec:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93561

Egypt’s Sunken Mysteries:

http://www.egyptindependent.com/news/%E2%80%98egypt-s-sunken-mysteries-exhibition-opens-zurich


Greco Roman Egypt:

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2017/02/rare-and-vivid-2000-year-old-mummy-mask-on-display-at-art-museum-feb-2-july-15/


Washington’s Slaves:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/06/arts/george-washington-mount-vernon-slavery.html


Fake Photos:

http://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2017/02/05/513252650/long-before-there-was-fake-news-there-were-fake-photos

http://www.clarkart.edu/Exhibition/Photography-and-Discovery

Robots:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/feb/07/science-museum-london-trove-of-robotic-delights-holds-a-mirror-to-human-society
https://phys.org/news/2017-02-years-evolution-robots.html
https://www.cnet.com/au/news/robots-london-science-museum-exhibition/
http://chicago.suntimes.com/news/london-exhibition-charts-500-years-of-evolution-of-robots/
http://www.dw.com/en/robots-a-500-year-quest-to-make-machines-human/a-37455366
http://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2017/0208/Robots-have-been-around-for-500-years-New-London-exhibit-traces-their-evolution


Antikythera Mechanism:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/216041/article/ekathimerini/whats-on/antikythera-mechanism--athens--february-10---may-28


The Met has ‘museum workouts’ now:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2017/02/08/513765866/raise-your-he-art-rate-with-a-workout-at-the-met


The Met also has made a huge number of its images available:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/07/arts/design/met-museum-makes-375000-images-available-for-free.html


A history of the Louvre:

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/europe/from-castle-to-museum-a-brief-history-of-the-louvre/articleshow/56990827.cms



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THE TECHY SIDE
================================================================
Latest facial reconstruction is St Magnus:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-38892669

The Lithodomos VR project looks interesting:

http://www.theage.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/archaeology-turns-to-virtual-reality-with-lithodomos-startup-20170203-gu4rux.html

http://www.smh.com.au/small-business/smallbiz-tech/archaeology-turns-to-virtual-reality-with-lithodomos-startup-20170203-gu4rux.html


Feature on the use of assorted tech at a dig in Spain:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/02/170210084750.htm


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ON THE DNA FRONT
================================================================

DNA suggests a long period of stability in the East Asian hunter-fisher
population:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-points-millennia-stability-east-asian-hunter-fisher-population?tgt=nr


More on DNA suggesting Baltic hunter-gatherers learned to farm
independently:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/02/2017/baltic-hunter-gatherers-began-farming-without-influence-of-migration

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5254-170206-baltic-first-farmers


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
================================================================
CLIMATE MATTERS
================================================================
Using colonial records to study Australian climate:

http://theconversation.com/delving-through-settlers-diaries-can-reveal-australias-colonial-era-climate-72652


Shifting monsoons affected human development in China over the millennia:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2017-02/teia-sma020617.php

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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Angkor Wat (more on the effects of tourism):

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-38776022

Hiraizumi:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20170202-a-pure-land-inspired-by-treachery

Greece:

http://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2017/02/06/greece-ancient-ruins/97571402/



================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Caught ‘red handed’ at a Byzantine site:

http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4919032,00.html

A truck full of Bronze Age items from Hungary:

http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/hungary-bronze-antiquities-found-truck-date-900-bc-45350613
http://www.pressreader.com/usa/the-washington-post/20170209/281788513804225
http://www.fredericksburg.com/news/news-wire/hungary-bronze-antiquities-found-in-truck-date-to-bc/article_47f374df-4871-50a4-a303-39423e218393.html

A bust in Apollonia:

http://www.timesunion.com/news/crime/article/Albania-stops-smugglers-of-230-ancient-Apollonia-10926694.php

http://www.therepublic.com/2017/02/12/eu-albania-apollonia-artifacts/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2017/02/4402.html

Paris has a ‘spiderman thief’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/02/03/arts/design/for-paris-spiderman-stealing-5-museum-masterpieces-was-no-sweat.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Fdesign



conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

================================================================
REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
================================================================
Latest Nazi-loot repatriation:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=93642


India is reflecting on some repatriation efforts:

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-over-28-antiquities-retrieved-from-abroad-till-date-govt-2313964

http://indianexpress.com/article/india/over-28-antiquities-retrieved-from-abroad-till-date-govt-4510645/


A sarcophagus fragment was returned to Greece:

http://usa.greekreporter.com/2017/02/09/manhattan-district-attorney-returns-ancient-sarcophagus-to-greek-consulate/

http://courthousenews.com/looted-200-a-d-sarcophagus-returned-to-greece/
http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2017/02/10/greek-sarcophagus-returned/
http://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/illegally-trafficked-sarcophagus-fragment-returned-greece-45424934

A prehistoric stone axe was returned to Egypt:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/5265-170209-egypt-stone-ax

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A Roman hoard from New Forest is going on display (not sure what this hoard
is called):

http://www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/15086070.1_600_Roman_coins_buried_in_New_Forest_field_set_to_finally_go_on_show/


Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n06.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v20/club_nbs_esylum_v20n05.html


------------------------
Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
================================================================
AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
================================================================
Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2555-audio-news-from-archaeologica-29-january-2017-4-february-2017

================================================================
OBITUARIES
===============================================================
Peter Charles Woodman:


http://www.irishtimes.com/life-and-style/people/obituary-prof-peter-woodman-1.2962379

Ivor Noel Hume:

http://www.vagazette.com/news/vanews-ivor-noel-hume-famed-archaeologist-dies-at-89-20170206-story.html

http://wydaily.com/2017/02/08/obits-ivor-noel-hume-89/

Deborah Campbell:

http://triblive.com/local/westmoreland/11914975-74/campbell-bollman-scott

Roy Swartz:

http://www.toledoblade.com/Deaths/2017/02/10/Roy-S-Swartz-1925-2017-Teacher-helped-preserve-Civil-War-landmark.html


Thomas Jacobsen:

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDetails/thomas-jacobsen

Judith Romney Wegner:

https://networks.h-net.org/node/28655/discussions/165414/obituary-dr-judith-romney-wegner

================================================================
CONFERENCES
================================================================
Canada Before Confederation: Early Exploration and Mapping (Nov. 2017)

https://independent.academia.edu/ConferenceCanadabeforeConfederationEarlyMappingandExploration14981763

================================================================
GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
================================================================
Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
================================================================
Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
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