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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Barbara Saylor Rodgers, A Landreau, Jennifer Cosham, Mata Kimasitayo,
Hernan Astudillo,Trevor Ogden, Wendy van Duivenvoorde, Kris Curry,
Richard Campbell,Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent
for headses upses thisweek (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Arguing about sediba:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/feature/id/351846/description/Notorious_Bones

Day of Archaeology post on Neanderthal funerary practices:

http://www.dayofarchaeology.com/neanderthal-funerary-practices-too-savage-to-mourn/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure where to put this one … a German boy found a mummy in grandma’s attic:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-23553074
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/german-boy-finds-mummy-in-grandmothers-attic-a-914493.html

Latest news from the Marina el-Alamein dig:

http://www.naukawpolsce.pap.pl/en/news/news,396467,polish-archaeologists-and-restorers-returned-from-marina-el-alamein.html

Nice feature on tomb figures from various periods in ancient Egypt:

http://blog.britishmuseum.org/2013/08/01/tomb-figures-from-ancient-egypt/

Tomb raiders seem to be having an easy time in Egypt, alas:

http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/tomb-raiders-in-egypt-exploit-political-chaos-to-steal-antiquities-a-914058.html
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2013/07/31/Thieves-plundering-Egypts-poorly-guarded-treasurers/UPI-16081375279739/

… and we can compare the situation to Jordan:

http://themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=38186
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/30/jordan-treasure-hunters-ruin-artifacts_n_3676581.html

… and Syria:

http://www.businessweek.com/news/2013-07-28/syrian-looters-armed-with-bulldozers-seek-treasure-amid-chaos
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-07-28/syrian-looters-in-bulldozers-seek-treasure-amid-chaos.html

Ongoing kerfuffles in the Egyptian antiquities department too:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/News/3590/17/Heritage-not-for-rent.aspx

… and some action (of sorts):

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/77722/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Antiquities-minister-proposes-constitutional-amend.aspx

What Philip J. King is up to:

http://www.mirrorspectator.com/2013/08/01/harvard-egyptology-professor-merges-ancient-discoveries-with-new-technologies/

Overviewish thing on the Ilisu Protection Excavation Project:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/excavations-in-diyarbakir-unearth-with-ilisu-project.aspx?pageID=238&nid=51464&NewsCatID=375

Feature on Dilmun-associated sites and Bahrain:

http://www.newsdaily.com/article/c7489aef144ecc7a6aa450293b5a4e7f/ap-photos-bahrain-history-slowly-rises-from-sands
http://bigstory.ap.org/article/ap-photos-bahrain-history-slowly-rises-sands

The big (and silly) news this week was blanket coverage of a claim
about finding a piece
 of the ‘True Cross’:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2383334/Cross-Jesus-Archaeologists-Turkey-uncovered-relic-Holy-crucifixion.html
http://www.nbcnews.com/science/piece-jesus-cross-relics-unearthed-turkey-6C10812170
http://blog.al.com/wire/2013/08/archaeologists_believe_theyve.html
http://www.foxnews.com/science/2013/08/01/relics-unearthed-in-turkey-may-be-piece-jesus-cross/
http://news.yahoo.com/did-archaeologists-just-discover-piece-jesus-christ-crucifixion-163428407.html
http://www.christianpost.com/news/archaeologist-claims-piece-of-jesus-cross-found-at-ancient-church-in-turkey-101384/
http://english.alarabiya.net/en/life-style/art-and-culture/2013/08/02/Carved-crosses-unearthed-in-Turkey-may-have-belonged-to-Jesus.html
(bizarre headline)

… which was nicely balanced by a single item in the Telegraph:

http://blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiversscience/100229231/the-holy-foreskin-the-relic-of-the-true-cross-and-other-wonderful-forgeries/

… but the claims in regards to that pithos inscription and David
continued unabated:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/3000-year-old-inscription-%E2%80%9Cproves-bible%E2%80%99s-history-is-true%E2%80%9D--archaeologist-says-113341789.html#sdJh9BC

Feature on Tzippori:

http://www.timesofisrael.com/in-bits-and-pieces-mosaic-splendor-at-tzippori/

A Jewish village excavation in Gallilee:

http://www.al.com/living/index.ssf/2013/08/samford_archaeological_dig_in.html

Arguing about the ‘aftermath’ of the Oded Golan trial (various spins):

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/let-the-public-see-it/
http://jamesossuarytrial.blogspot.co.il/2013/08/jehoash-tablet-no-longer-forgery-israel.html

Some Byzantine burials from Komana:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/three-ancient-tombs-found-in-ancient-city-of-komana.aspx?pageID=238&nID=51826&NewsCatID=375

Iraq is turning the ‘Garden of Eden’ into a national park:

http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg21929285.000-garden-of-eden-to-become-iraqi-national-park.html#.UflBGo3Cam5

On the too-much-time-on-your-hands beat, a Kenyan lawyer wants to
overturn Jesus’
conviction by Pilate:

http://www.jpost.com/International/Kenyan-lawyer-takes-State-of-Israel-Jews-to-Hague-over-Jesus-death-321555
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/1/kenyan-lawyer-takes-israel-pontius-pilate-hague-ov/

http://www.charismanews.com/us/40447-lawyer-accuses-pilate-of-judicial-misconduct-seeks-to-nullify-jesus-trial

More on the US-Iraq agreement in regards to antiquities:

http://en.aswataliraq.info/%28S%282urogz45pgn1y03pbswljx45%29%29/Default1.aspx?page=article_page&id=153926&l=1
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Roman burials from Gloucestershire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-23515226

Latest from Roman Maryport:

http://www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/people/temple-finds-show-what-maryport-did-for-those-romans-1.1074866

Archaeologists found a long-sought piece of Aquincum’s walls:

http://www.caboodle.hu/nc/news/news_archive/single_page/article/11/experts_make/?cHash=3e4391834d

A Thracian tomb from Sliven:

http://www.standartnews.com/english/read/rich_thracian_tomb_with_liongoat_ornament_discovered_in_sliven-162.html

Feature on the revival of Latin (mostly in regards to the Pope’s
twitter account):

http://www.economist.com/news/international/21582287-dead-language-alive-and-kicking-online-and-airwaves-resurrexit-vere

Romania recovered a pile of Dacian items purloined from Sarmizgetusa:

http://www.france24.com/en/20130730-romania-recovers-ancient-gold-coins-jewels
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64098#.Uf5LKaz7ZMw

A major antiquities bust near Naples:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Italian-police-seize-huge-haul-of-illicit-antiquities/30165

They’re cutting off traffic from around the Colosseum (for real, this time):

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/world/europe/road-through-roman-history-creates-colossal-headache.html
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/08/03/italy-colosseum-pedestrian-idUSL6N0G408720130803
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-23559186
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/10220434/Mayor-of-Rome-risks-driver-fury-as-he-closes-road-to-Colosseum.html
http://seattletimes.com/html/travel/2021517552_romeroadclosurexml.html
http://www.nst.com.my/latest/rome-diverts-traffic-to-protect-colosseum-1.332107
http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130801/rome-mayor-plans-traffic-revolution-near-ancient-colosseum

Nice feature on Cleopatra:

http://newindianexpress.com/education/student/21-years-of-Egypts-Cleopatra/2013/08/01/article1711631.ece

An Orpheus mosaic is heading to the British Museum:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-23529098

Greek archaeologists are protesting:

http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/02/acropolis-sell-off-in-greek-archaeologists-protest/

Beyond twitter trolls, Mary Beard now has to deal with bomb threats:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/television-classicist-mary-beard-sent-bomb-threat-by-twitter-trolls-8745154.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/23565145
http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/496592/20130804/mary-beard-bomb-threat-twitter-internet-troll.htm

But she was also writing about Caligula’s palaces:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/10207193/Caligulas-ancient-hideaways.html

… and his reputation:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23455774

Of course, all that was connected to her documentary on the guy:

http://www.heraldscotland.com/arts-ents/film/caligula-with-mary-beard-bbc-two.21747453

Why we’re still fascinated by the Romans (apparently):

http://www.catholicherald.co.uk/commentandblogs/2013/07/30/the-reasons-why-the-romans-still-fascinate-us/

A rather different Prometheus Bound:

http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57596222-1/massive-5-ton-steel-wheel-stars-in-ancient-greek-drama/

Review of Susan Mattern, *The Prince of Medicine*:

http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2013/07/31/review-susan-p-mattern-prince-medicine-galen-roman-empire

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A pair of neolithic ‘halls of the dead’ from Herefordshire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23501252
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/uom-t6072913.php
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-year-old-halls-dead-unearthed-uk.html
http://www.livescience.com/38546-hall-of-dead-unearthed-england.html

An Irish bog body turns out to be 4000 years old:

http://www.euronews.com/2013/08/03/irish-bog-body-dates-backs-4000-years/

Remains of a ‘lost’ pre-Norman village in Nottinghamshire:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-23466839

A medieval boat in the River Chet:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-23526192

A storm revealed medieval bits of Cromarty (Scotland):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23534846

The extent of a mass prison grave on Spike Island is now known:

http://www.irishexaminer.com/ireland/dig-reveals-full-extent-of-convicts-mass-grave-on-spike-island-238496.html

Pondering an iron arrow head from Mingary Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-23494017

Plenty of interest in a coffin-within-a-coffin from that Richard III site:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2013-07/uol-mdi072813.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/07/130728221522.htm
http://phys.org/news/2013-07-mystery-deepens-coffin-within-a-coffin-richard-iii.html
http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/king-richard-coffin-130729.htm
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wires/2013/0729/King-Richard-III-of-England-Dig-unearths-mysterious-coffin-within-a-coffin
http://news.yahoo.com/medieval-coffin-king-richard-iii-holds-another-coffin-152525581.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2013/jul/29/coffin-richard-iii-grave-leicester

… meanwhile, somebody’s contribution to finding Richard III wasn’t acknowledged:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/historian-gets-the-hump-over-richard-iii-remains/2006192.article

Digging Alderney’s nunnery:

http://www.channelonline.tv/channelonline_guernseynews/displayarticle.asp?id=506494

Heritage money for a Chester Farm site:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-23494723

… and a medieval palace at Knole has received a grant as well:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-23502281

Henry VIII was apparently a serial monogamist:

http://uk.news.yahoo.com/henry-viii-monogamist-lucy-worsley-duchess-of-cambridge-royal-baby-111403228.html#u6y957k

An Anglo Saxon gravestone went to auction in Dorchester:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-23522065

The DNA behind the ‘milk revolution’ in Europe:

http://www.nature.com/news/archaeology-the-milk-revolution-1.13471

The monks on Mount Athos are protesting:

http://internacional.elpais.com/internacional/2013/07/31/actualidad/1375299227_364200.html

More on the walrus bones in a London burial round:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/walrus-bones-found-in-old-burial-ground-130728.htm
http://boingboing.net/2013/07/29/someone-buried-a-walrus-under.html

Review of Lucy Riall, *Under the Volcano*:

http://www.historytoday.com/blog/2013/07/revolution-sicilian-town

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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I think we mentioned this genetic mapping of human migrations which ties
Asia to the Americas:

http://phys.org/news/2013-07-scientists-migration-continents.html

Looking for clues of early Australian arrival:

http://phys.org/news/2013-08-early-civilisation-giant-north-west.html

… while some petroglyphs might portray the first ‘foreign’ ship arrivals:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/news/breaking-news/rock-art-may-show-austs-first-foreigners/story-fn3dxiwe-1226689366982
http://www.australiangeographic.com.au/journal/aboriginal-rock-art-may-depict-first-ship-arrivals.htm
http://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/-/national/18272913/rock-art-may-show-austs-first-foreigners/

This week’s site desecration is by some miners in Australia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-23527303
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East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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An 8000 years b.p. campsite along the Minnesota River:

http://www.startribune.com/local/south/217327191.html

Ice core data suggests a ‘cosmic impact’ may have affected North America
12000 years b.p.:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23536567

Remains of a 200 years b.p. village in Alaska with dwelling connected by
tunnels:

http://phys.org/news/2013-08-archaeologists-uncover-year-old-alaska-village.html
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/02/alaska-village-uncovered/2612801/

A 210 years b.p. canoe from Baja (California):

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64065#.Uf5Aeqz7ZMw

Not sure if we mentioned the Atlas shipwreck find from Lake Ontario
last week:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/07/29/atlas-oldest-commercial-shipwreck-great-lakes_n_3672342.html
http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130728/NEWS01/307280037/Atlas-shipwreck-1839-discovered-near-Oswego?nclick_check=1
http://online.wsj.com/article/AP71449ec05ab64fde9bfbfdd037b2ed7c.htmlhttp://www.startribune.com/nation/216876711.html

Endangered artifacts in Virginia:

http://www.newsdaily.com/travel/950f189a958fe5b5fb63fc37f7279318/va-area-artifacts-vie-for-endangered-designation

Preservation plans for a Fremont site in Utah:

http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/56626437-78/site-utah-fremont-conservancy.html.csp

Out of our time period, but the factory which made Rosie the Riveter
famous is due to be
demolished:

http://news.yahoo.com/trying-save-part-rosie-riveters-factory-075805738.html

Followup to that Lincoln Memorial vandalism story:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-23511726

On Bolingbroke and American politics:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/opinion/sunday/douthat-going-for-bolingbroke.html

An interesting letter to Lincoln:

http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/08/01/a-mothers-letter-to-lincoln/

More on those Gulf of Mexico shipwrecks:

http://www.caller.com/news/2013/jul/30/team-examining-gulf-shipwreck-finds-2-other-wrecks

More on the free African-American site at The Hill (Maryland):

http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-hometown-maryland-20130728,0,6074235.story
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/eastern-shore/bs-md-easton-dig-20130725,0,7066484.story
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bal-easton-dig-lam,0,7236763.photogallery

More on that 17th century shipwreck in the St Mary’s River:

http://www.maritime-executive.com/article/Shipwreck-Remains-Identified-in-St-Marys-River-2013-07-25/
http://www.somdnews.com/article/20130724/NEWS/130729698/1056/underwater-excavations-in-st-mary-x2019-s-river-uncover-evidence-of&template=southernMaryland
http://www.wtop.com/46/3400314/Uncovering-an-underwater-mystery
http://www.thebaynet.com/news/index.cfm/fa/viewstory/story_ID/33040
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/Archaeologists-Uncover-English-Ship-Remains-in-Md-216973481.ht

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plenty of coverage of a story that Inca children were drugged prior to
sacrifice:

http://phys.org/news/2013-07-frozen-mummy-inca-children-coca.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/news/drugs-and-alcohol-in-child-victim-reveal-sacrificial-secrets-of-the-incas-8737351.html
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/351956/description/News_in_Brief_Mummified_Incan_teen_drank_did_drugs_
http://www.livescience.com/38504-incan-child-mummies-lives-revealed.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23496345
http://www.nature.com/news/incan-child-mummies-show-evidence-of-sacrificial-rituals-1.13461

… and a feature on why the Inca sacrificed their children:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/2013/aug/04/why-incas-performed-human-sacrifice?CMP=twt_fd

Very interesting pre-Hispanic burial from Morelos:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64137#.Uf5Dt6z7ZMw

A feathered shield find from a Peruvian temple:

http://www.livescience.com/38599-ancient-shield-discovered-in-peru-temple.html

Very nice slideshow of the Moche mural from Huaca de Luna:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2013/07/130731-moche-mural-huaca-de-la-luna-interactive-photo-gigapixel/

Feature on shipwrecks off the coast of Colombia:

http://newswatch.nationalgeographic.com/2013/07/30/colonial-shipwrecks-of-colombia-exploring-sunken-history-in-the-caribbean/

A crowdfunding project of possible interest:

https://www.microryza.com/projects/feasting-interaction-and-the-middle-ground-understanding-local-geopolitics-through-agricultural-production


More on that decapitated find from Tlatelolco

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64025#.Uf5CTqz7ZMw

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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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On mitochondrial Eve and y-chromosome Adam:

http://phys.org/news/2013-08-common-genetic-ancestors-roughly-period.html
http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/352058/description/Y_chromosome_analysis_moves_Adam_closer_to_Eve
http://news.discovery.com/human/evolution/genetic-adam-eve-found-130802.htm
http://sociedad.elpais.com/sociedad/2013/08/01/actualidad/1375378131_487246.html

Nice feature on Andrew Carnegie:

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/01/207272849/how-andrew-carnegie-turned-his-fortune-into-a-library-legacy?sc=17&f=1008


Patricia Lambert talks about bioarchaeology and anthropology:

http://liberalis.usu.edu/2013/summer/what_the_dead_can_tell_us.html

A purloined Stradivarius was recovered:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-23499902
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/missing-stradivarius-violin-recovered-in-britain/?ref=music

Dreaming of angels experiment:

http://www.mnn.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/stories/biblical-visions-of-angels-may-have-actually-been-lucid-dreams

Arguing over Jane Austen’s ring:

http://www.newsdaily.com/entertainment/c2cc7977d7c1c8809b44b30f7b3ebff4/uk-to-kelly-clarkson-hands-off-jane-austens-ring
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-23531601
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64135#.Uf5HmKz7ZMw

Another spin on evolution:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-23529849

Review of Michael Erard, *Mezzofanti’s Gift*:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jul/28/mezzofantis-gift-michael-erard-review

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Roman holidays:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/10218685/Roman-holidays-readers-tips-recommendations-and-travel-advice.html

Moscow:

http://www.npr.org/2013/08/01/207954163/cyclists-take-nighttime-ride-through-moscows-history?sc=17&f=1001

Ithaca:

http://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/esmagazine/ionian-odyssey-8740258.html

Great Wall:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/travel/the-great-wall-our-way.html?ref=travel

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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

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

SAFE:

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n31.html

... and I think there'll be one later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v16n32.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Witches and Wicked Bodies:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=64047#.Uf5Js6z7ZMw

Art in the Age of Altamira:

http://www.artmediaagency.com/en/70600/ancient-art-confronts-contemporary-production-at-the-botin-foundation/

Archaic Colors:

http://art.broadwayworld.com/article/Acropolis-Museum-Presents-Archaic-Colors-Exhibit-July-31-20130730

There’s a new Museum of Jordan:

http://en.ammonnews.net/article.aspx?articleno=22574

Greeks in the Boot:

http://www.highlandnews.net/articles/2013/08/01/entertainment/local_events/doc51fb1956d25c9907508203.txt

Impact of Winslow Homer:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/08/02/arts/design/the-impact-of-winslow-homer-at-the-clark-institute.html?hp

The Greeks: Agamemnon to Alexander:

http://canada.greekreporter.com/2013/08/02/alexander-the-great-in-u-s-canada/

Divine Felines:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/26/arts/design/divine-felines-cats-of-ancient-egypt-at-the-brooklyn-museum.html?ref=design

Audobon’s Birds, Audobon’s Words:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/28/arts/design/audubons-words-worthy-of-show.html?ref=design

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Merchant of Venice:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/31/arts/31iht-loomis31.html?ref=arts

Oresteia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/arts/music/oresteia-is-revived-as-prelude-to-bard-music-festival.html?ref=music

Tim’s Vermeer (documentary):

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/29/a-documentary-by-teller-explores-the-magic-of-vermeer/?ref=design
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OBITUARIES
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Malcolm Parkes:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10211628/Professor-Malcolm-Parkes.html

Elaine Morgan:

http://www.theguardian.com/books/2013/jul/29/elaine-morgan

George Stocking:

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/07/30/us/george-stocking-jr-anthropologys-anthropologist-dies-at-84.html?ref=science

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Archaeonews Podcast 234:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/07/2013/archaeo-news-podcast-234

Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews20130728.mp3
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UPCOMING CONFERENCES
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Frontiers of the European Iron Age (September 20-22):

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

PaleoAmerican Odyssey (October 17-19):

http://www.paleoamericanodyssey.com/
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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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
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

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