explorator 20.46

2 views
Skip to first unread message

rogueclassicist

unread,
Mar 12, 2018, 8:14:08 PM3/12/18
to
===============================================================
explorator 20.46 March 11, 2018
===============================================================
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, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Richard
C. Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as
always hoping I have left no one out).

================================================================
EARLY HOMINIDS
================================================================
A large-scale study of hominin flaking technology/techniques:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/new-study-tracks-the-evolution-o
f-stone-tools/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6417-180305-hominin-stone-flakes

Homo naledi had wear-resistant molars, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-homo-naledi-wear-resistant-molars.html

Studying the lingering 'stereotype' of the Neanderthal:

https://www.npr.org/sections/13.7/2018/03/05/589858179/why-won-t-the-old
-caveman-stereotypes-die

More on Neanderthal's purported lack of drawing ability:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-neanderthals-lack-ability-techniques.html

More on Neanderthal cave art:

https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/neanderthal-cave-art/

================================================================
AFRICA
================================================================
Feature on what's been found at the necropolis of Sedeinga (Sudan):

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180305093624.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-ancient-nubiain-footsteps-napata-meroe.htm
l

================================================================
ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
Restoration of seven mummies from the El-Muzawaa necropolis:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/292252/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Seven-mummies-of-ElMezawaa-necropolis-restored-as-.aspx

OpEd on the politics of cultural heritage:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/4/292450/Opinion/The-politics-o
f-cultural-heritage---.aspx

Egypt is debating toughening penalties on artifact theft and smuggling:

https://thearabweekly.com/egypt-debates-bill-toughen-penalties-artefact-
theft-smuggling

Reprising Howard Carter's obituary:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/mar/05/egyptologist-howard-cart
er-dies-archive-1939

On the political side of archaeology in Israel:

http://www.middleeasteye.net/columns/how-israel-uses-archaeology-mantain
-occupation-1406963568

Feature on the Ain Dara temple and its connections to Solomon:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/
temple-at-jerusalem/searching-for-the-temple-of-king-solomon/

Feature on the colours of Assyrian reliefs:

http://community.bowdoin.edu/news/2018/03/technology-adds-color-to-ancie
nt-artifact/
http://www.aina.org/ata/20180309131512.htm

Continuing concerns for a site near a quarrying operation in Ordu:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-sites-destroyed-to-make-way-for
-andesite-quarry-in-ordu-in-turkeys-north-128220
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/03/05/dynamiting-threatens-ancient-cast
le-in-turkey/

Yemen is making efforts to curb the sale of smuggled items:

https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1197001/yemeni-minister-asharq-a
l-awsat-efforts-underway-stop-sale-smuggled-relics

A report is suggesting Turkey use drones to protect its antiquities:

http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/report-suggests-drones-to-protect-tu
rkish-antiquities/1082530
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/parliamentary-report-recommends-drones-
to-protect-turkish-antiquities-128452

... and that admission to sites and museums be free:

http://aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/turkey-report-calls-for-free-visit-o
f-museums-sites/1083500

A friar is helping train Iraqis to preserve their heritage:

https://sg.news.yahoo.com/friar-trains-iraqis-preserve-treasures-rescued
-021504908.html

More on that Megiddo Prison site (this is really an old story):

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeological-park-to-be-opened-on-
site-of-prison-in-northern-israel-1.5866058

More on those 'oldest figural tattoos' on mummies in the British
Museum:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/earliest-figural-tattoos-disco
vered-5000-year-old-mummies-180968321/
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/museum-mummies-sport-worlds-oldest-t
attoo-drawings
================================================================
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
Storm Emma revealed some Roman remains, including an aqueduct, in
Cadiz:

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/05/inenglish/1520242878_197294.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/04/actualidad/1520182987_250586.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/06/remains-roman-aqueduct-uncov
ered-spain-storm-emma/
https://www.rt.com/news/420597-storm-cadiz-roman-ruins-beach/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6423-180306-spain-cadiz-aqueduct

Latest from Rome's metro construction is an impressive 2nd century
military residence of some sort:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/07/arts/rome-subway-archaeological-marve
ls.html
https://hyperallergic.com/430438/discovery-rome-metro-construction-2nd-c
entury-military-residence/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/03/08/2nd-century-007-archaeologis
ts-discover-barracks-may-have-used/
https://www.livescience.com/61969-roman-military-commander-home-found.ht
ml
http://www.newsweek.com/italy-ancient-roman-empire-artifacts-including-m
osaics-and-secret-service-837422
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6425-180308-italy-commander-home

An undisturbed 2nd/3rd century CE Roman burial ground from the
Netherlands:

http://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/03/large-roman-cemetery-disco
vered-but-where-did-its-occupants-live/
https://www.rijkswaterstaat.nl/over-ons/nieuws/nieuwsarchief/2018/03/
uniek-romeins-grafveld-ontdekt-bij-voorbereidingen-doortrekking-a15.aspx

An 1800 years bp mosaic from Caesarea:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/
biblical-archaeology-sites/1800-year-old-roman-mosaic-caesarea-maritima/


Five Roman mirror frames from a Roman factory site near Pavlikeni:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/10/archaeologist-discovers-anci
ent-mirrors-roman-villa-estate-ceramics-factory-bulgarias-pavlikeni/

A Roman reservoir near Nicopolis ad Istrum:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/06/archaeologists-impressed-anc
ient-water-catchment-reservoir-fed-20-km-long-aqueduct-major-roman-city-
nicopolis-ad-istrum-north-bulgaria/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6429-180309-bulgaria-roman-water

Plans to use drones to uncover a whole new section of Pompeii:

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/09/new-pompeii-di
strict-to-be-uncovered_da827ba3-84fa-4b7b-9d04-c87e38258f30.html

Concerns for Roman sites in Durres:

https://exit.al/en/2018/03/07/durres-two-public-projects-threaten-ancien
t-roman-ruins/

Trying to promote the Romans in Horncastle:

https://www.horncastlenews.co.uk/news/mystery-surronds-roman-history-in-
horncastle-1-8409508

On 'fear of archaeologists' in Greece:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/in-greece-the-authority-investors-fear-most
-its-archaeologists-1520505001

Latest entrepreneur-is-a-fan-of-Stoicism piece:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/chrismyers/2018/03/08/how-one-struggling-en
trepreneur-found-solace-in-the-ancient-philosophy-of-stoicism/
#633670f9d06c

Cuts to Classics at Whitman:

https://whitmanwire.com/news/2018/03/08/cuts-to-classics-cause-upset/

Review of the *Landmark Julius Caesar*:

http://www.providencejournal.com/news/20180308/review-landmark-series-of
fers-casual-reader-entry-to-caesars-world

On what the Greeks can teach us about gun violence:

http://riverdalepress.com/stories/can-ancient-greeks-teach-us-something-
about-gun-violence,64959

Some tragic humour from the Onion:

https://www.theonion.com/new-evidence-reveals-ancient-greeks-immediately
-regrett-1823641762

Still yakking about casting decisions for Troy: Fall of a City:

http://www.radiotimes.com/news/tv/2018-03-10/troy-fall-of-a-citys-hakeem
-kae-kazim-calls-out-deep-insecurity-of-blackwashing-critics/

More on the Roman 'gate to hell':

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/09/world/mystery-gates-to-hell-hierapolis/
index.html
-----
Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
================================================================
EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================

An Iron Age burial from Margate Caves:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/thanet/news/iron-age-skeleton-uncovered-1610
22/
https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/928002/Iron-Age-skeleton-discovered-bu
ried-cave-excavation-Margate-Caves-Kent
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6418-180305-england-margate-caves

Finds from various periods near North Petherton is getting in the way
of housing development:

http://www.bridgwatermercury.co.uk/news/16074021._Significant__prehistor
ic_discovery_halts_plans_for_140_homes_in_Somerset/
http://www.yeovilexpress.co.uk/news/16074021.significant-prehistoric-dis
covery-halts-plan-for-140-homes-in-north-petherton/

Finds from various periods at Doon Hill:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/neolithic-history-of-doon-hill-reveal
ed-jm5wd2zlh

Studying daily life in medieval Oxford:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/oxford-university-
archaeology-dig-secrets-medieval-beer-mugs-students-a8239266.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6426-180308-oxford-friary-students

Studying medieval altarpieces:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-reveals-middle-ages-altarpieces.html

France is looking for the wreck of the Cordeliere:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/07/underwater-pompeii-french-
renew-search-for-cordeliere-sunk-in-1512-battle

Searching for burial sites off the Pembrokeshire coast:

http://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/16078623.Shipwreck_diver_hunting_
for_ancient_burial_sites_off_the_Pembrokeshire_coast/

Concerns for Notre Dame cathedral:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43258266

Feature on the Chapel at Versailles:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/03/07/chapelle-de-versailles-la-resurrection
-du-testament-spirituel-de-louis-xiv/

Latest theory attached to Stonehenge:

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-43335118
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/mar/09/stonehenge-party-buildin
g-secrets-unearthed
-----
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Finds from various periods in Xiongan:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/06/c_137019879.htm

Plenty of Western and Eastern Han Dynasty finds from Chengdu:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/06/c_137020524.htm

A dancing Shiva statue from the Devi River:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6427-180309-india-shiva-nataraja

Feature on Thailand's first female underwater archaeologist:

http://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/2018/03/08/go-deep-thailands-1st-fema
le-undersea-relic-hunter/

France will be helping Pakistan to conserve sites:

https://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2018/03/06/france-to-extend-assistance-
to-pakistan-for-conservation-of-archaeological-sites/
https://www.urdupoint.com/en/pakistan/france-to-extend-technical-assista
nce-to-paki-275088.html

OpEd on China's efforts regarding smuggling etc.:

http://www.scmp.com/business/article/2136161/hong-kong-must-shut-door-il
licit-trade-antiquities-it-can-emerge-global-art

More on cannonballs from Fort Cornwallis:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6424-180307-fort-cornwallis-cannonballs
-----

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://nzarchaeology.blogspot.co.nz/index.html
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
A 7500 years bp point from Windsor roundabout construction:

http://blackburnnews.com/windsor/windsor-news/2018/03/08/oldest-windsor-
artifact-found-sandwich-roundabout-construction/
http://windsorstar.com/news/local-news/walpole-island-history-dating-bac
k-10000-years-found-in-sandwich-dig
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6428-180309-canada-prehistoric-point

Latest Nor-easter revealed the remains of a Revolutionary War era ship
on a beach in Maine:

https://www.livescience.com/61939-revolutionary-war-era-shipwreck-expose
d.html
https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2018/03/05/nor-easter-uncovers-maine-s
hipwreck-over-years-old/OxpiWaxrddVs1YvKUPxkYJ/story.html
https://www.boston.com/news/local-news/2018/03/09/york-maine-shipwreck-u
ncovered-by-noreaster
http://abcnews.go.com/US/noreaster-unearths-skeleton-250-year-shipwreck-
maine/story?id=53535971
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/05/noreaster-w
inds-reveal-a-surprising-beach-discovery-the-remains-of-a-revolutionary-
war-era-ship/
http://www.newsweek.com/remains-revelation-war-era-ship-found-maine-beac
h-after-noreaster-batters-830687
http://bangordailynews.com/2018/03/05/outdoors/weather/noreaster-uncover
s-skeleton-of-sunken-revolutionary-war-era-ship-on-maine-beach/

... and destroyed a tree planted by George Washington:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43293824
http://www.syracuse.com/us-news/index.ssf/2018/03/mount_vernon_tree_geor
ge_washington.html
http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/376607-227-year-old-tre
e-planted-by-george-washington-torn-down-by

A piece of a 500 years bp Spanish pistol from Colorado:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/500-year-old-pistol-part-sheds
-light-colorados-spanish-colonial-past-180968379/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6419-180305-colorado-spanish-pistol

Evidence of a slave cemetery in a forest in Maryland:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/belvoir-gravesite-could-be-slaves-l
ast-resting-place/2018/03/10/f1d29966-2496-11e8-946c-9420060cb7bd_story.
html
https://patch.com/maryland/annapolis/slave-cemetery-found-former-crownsv
ille-plantation

That shipwreck in the news the past few weeks apparently isn't the
Clotilda:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/05/590599227/alabama-wre
ck-isnt-the-remains-of-the-slave-ship-clotilda
http://www.al.com/news/mobile/index.ssf/2018/03/wreck_found_in_delta_not
_the_c.html
http://atlantablackstar.com/2018/03/07/alabama-shipwreck-turns-not-cloti
lda-last-american-slave-ship/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/last-american-slave-ship-searc
h-continues-180967921/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6416-180305-slave-ship-clotilda

Studying points/blades in Alaska:

http://www.dailyuw.com/science/article_3edf2704-2287-11e8-b5d1-fb7fa957a
e56.html

Studying the 19th century sex trade in Boston:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/03/07/sex-work-women-privy/

Latest from Jamestown:

https://wydaily.com/local-news/2018/03/05/jamestown-unearthed-archaeolog
ists-study-arrival-of-first-africans-in-new-world/

Searching for remains of a Viking settlement in New Brunswick:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/nb-vikings-miramichi-chaleur
-bay-summer-camps-birgitta-wallace-1.4569590
https://www.livescience.com/61937-lost-viking-settlement-search.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/vikings-canada-settleme
nt-north-america-europeans-birgitta-wallace-archaeologists-discovery-a82
47161.html

Interesting find of a film showing San Francisco a couple weeks after
the 1906 earthquake:

http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-quake-film-20180304-story.html
http://fremonttribune.com/news/national/film-of-san-francisco-after-quak
e-found-at-flea-market/article_c67c8577-c90e-597b-9be2-98fedd4831f0.html
https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/rare-1906-film-of-san-francisco-after-qu
ake-found-at-flea-market-1.3828442
https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/1906-film-of-san-francisco-after
-quake-found-at-flea-market/2018/03/04/f65b9dd8-2005-11e8-946c-9420060cb
7bd_story.html?utm_term=.38938521b5fb
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-san-francisco-earthquake-
footage-found-flea-market-180968416/

Concerns for a Spanish fort in South Carolina:

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/south-carolina/articles/
2018-03-09/spanish-fort-in-south-carolina-threatened-by-erosion

What Hands Van Tilburg is up to:

https://www.hawaiibusiness.com/finding-sunken-ships/

Interview with Craig M. Lee:

http://glacierhub.org/2018/03/07/leaving-no-stone-unturned-interview-yel
lowstones-ice-patch-archaeologist/

More on that 7000 years bp site off Florida:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/05/590803620/diver-finds-ancient-native-amer
ican-burial-site-on-sea-floor
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/7000-year-old-native-american-
bog-burial-found-coast-florida-180968345/
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
3000 years bp petroglyphs from Colima:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/es/boletines/6957-localizan-108-petroglifos-en-la
-zona-arqueologica-de-la-campana-en-colima

A couple of 1000 years bp burials from Peru:

http://www.news.com.au/video/id-5348771529001-5744562244001/archaeologis
ts-in-peru-have-uncovered-the-remains-of-a-boy-and-an-adult-estimated-to
-be-one-thousand-years-oldthe-discovery-was-found-in-a-cemetery-close-to
-the-preincan-temple

Skepticism of the Maya population estimates arising from that LiDAR
find:

http://thedailycougar.com/2018/03/07/maya-population-increase/

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

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Plenty of interest in this 'oldest message in a bottle' story:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2018/mar/06/worlds-oldest-mes
sage-bottle-western-australia-wedge-island
http://www.dw.com/en/worlds-oldest-message-in-a-bottle-discovered-in-aus
tralia/a-42840270
http://toronto.citynews.ca/video/2018/03/06/message-in-a-bottle-believed
-to-be-131-years-old-found-on-australian-beach/
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-43299283
https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/06/591177889/oldest-know
n-message-in-a-bottle-found-in-australia
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6422-180306-australia-bottle-message

Feature on trepanation:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-drilling-holes-skull-migraine-thought.html


An Einstein note came to auction:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43308400

The British Library is trying to save old audio recordings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-43231982

Victorian censorship of the Bayeux Tapestry:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-43331369

Plenty of features for International Women's Day ... Annie Swynnerton:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43243536

... Mary Ewing Outerbridge:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-mary-ewin
g-outerbridge.html

... Ada Lovelace:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/
overlooked-ada-lovelace.html

... Margaret Abbott:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-margaret-
abbott.html

... Qiu Jin:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/
overlooked-qiu-jin.html

... Emily Warren Roebling:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/obituaries/overlooked-emily-war
ren-roebling.html

... Charlotte Bronte:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/08/obituaries/overlooked-charlotte-bront
e.html


Pioneers of the women's movement in Germany:

http://www.dw.com/en/who-were-the-pioneers-of-germanys-womens-movement/
a-42846709

Pondering who was the most powerful woman in ancient history:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/powerful-women-ancient-histo
ry-cleopatra-artemisia-enheduanna-egypt-greece-mesopotamia/

On Rembrandt's depictions of women:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/rembrandts-depictions-of-women/

On the history of cheese:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/brianroberts/2018/03/05/
the-history-of-cheese/

An interesting Goya:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/03/05/actualidad/1520274111_034357.html

Studying the 'Girl with a Pearl Earring':

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/scientists-take-closer-look-gi
rl-pearl-earring-180968335/

Cracking down on the antiquities trade in New York:

http://theartnewspaper.com/news/tough-new-scrutiny-rattles-collectors-an
d-dealers

In case you need a refresher on 'Biblical Archaeology':

https://blog.oup.com/2018/03/biblical-archaeology-extract/

On 'temporary insanity' as a defense:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/02/temporarily
-insane-a-congressman-a-sensational-killing-and-a-new-legal-defense/

More interest in dogs being trained to sniff out looted antiquities:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/mar/11/dogs-trained-to-sni
ff-out-ancient-treasures-looted-from-syria

Latest claim about Amelia Earhart:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-forensic-analysis-bones-amelia-earhart.htm
l
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43323944
https://gizmodo.com/forensic-scientist-claims-to-have-solved-the-amelia-
ear-1823618219

cf (from a couple years ago):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2016/11/02/the-mysterious
-disappearance-of-amelia-earharts-skeleton/#53632101ba9f

... and a timely Onion followup:

https://www.theonion.com/report-human-bones-found-on-remote-pacific-isla
nd-most-1823623725

Sunlight helped identify a painting at Hearst Castle:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-43338181

On 'zombie amendments' to the US Constitution:

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/10/591758259/the-zombie-amendments-to-the-co
nstitution-youve-probably-never-heard-of

The downside of immortality:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/books/review/
eternal-life-dara-horn.html

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
================================================================
MUSEUM MATTERS
================================================================
The Body: Fashion and Physique:

https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/07/health/body-image-history-of-beauty-expla
iner-intl/index.html
http://exhibitions.fitnyc.edu/the-body/

Living With Gods:

http://www.blouinartinfo.com/news/story/2874131/living-with-gods-at-the-
british-museum

Terracotta Warriors:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/news/terracotta-warriors-liverpool-mo
st-popular-exhibitions/

The Classical Now:

http://theartnewspaper.com/review/from-damien-hirst-s-medusa-to-marc-qui
nn-s-marble-bust-new-london-show-explores-how-classical-art-inspires-con
temporary-artists

Picasso:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43348039

Julius Caesar:

http://www.kbzk.com/story/37690217/journey-back-to-ancient-rome-with-new
-museum-of-the-rockies-exhibit

Plenty of coverage of the Louvre's 'cultural diplomacy' with Tehran

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/44667/In-Iran-France-blends-hard-tal
ks-with-soft-power-at
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iran-france-louvre/in-iran-france-ble
nds-hard-talks-with-soft-power-at-louvre-exhibit-idUSKBN1GH2M0
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/mar/06/louvre-show-in-tehran-fran
ce-iran-cultural-diplomacy-thrives

Concerns for storage of archaeological items at state museums in India:

https://www.outlookindia.com/newsscroll/sculptures-in-archaeological-mus
eum-not-properly-stored-cag/1267770

The King Ludwig II museum will reopen soon:

http://www.dw.com/en/king-ludwig-ii-museum-to-reopen-in-april/a-42890737


THE TECHY SIDE
================================================================
A medieval man from Nottingham gets the facial reconstruction
treatment:

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/local-news/meet-nottinghams-medieval
-man-face-1321470

Using technology to save Mary Rose cannonballs:

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-43334700

================================================================
ON THE DNA FRONT
================================================================
More on the genetics of migration and language in the South Pacific:

https://phys.org/news/2018-02-ancient-dna-reveals-genetic-language.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/anu-arr030818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180309095509.htm

More on the genetics of migration to Europe from Anatolia:

http://www.gillettenewsrecord.com/news/wyoming/article_4c0d276c-4e00-59b
d-91a8-0c2fe711b98b.html

More on the elephant genome:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-elephants/trunk-show-elephant
-genome-study-offers-surprises-idUSKCN1GA2Y5

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Crete/Mallia:

http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30408-minoan-palace-of-ma
lia%E2%80%99s-mysteries-draw-tourists-to-greek-island-of-crete.html

Butrint:

http://www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-in-school/albanias-city-of-ruins
/article22972395.ece

Warsaw:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180304-the-secrets-hiding-in-warsaw-th
e-paris-of-the-east

Petra:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/petra-jordan-home/index.html

Amman:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/destinations/middle-east/102042256/
amman-jordan-where-to-find-some-of-the-worlds-best-roman-ruins-outside-r
ome
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Jailtime for some thieves who damaged a site in Israel with a backhoe:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-robbers-sentenced-to-jail-for-
destroying-2000-year-old-graves/

Some 1400 years bp cave paintings in Chile were destroyed by vandals:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/03/02/mundo_global/
1520008450_412129.html
https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/927983/cave-paintings-spray-paint-v
andals-graffiti-Anzota-Chile
https://hyperallergic.com/430728/cave-art-vandalism-cuevas-de-anzota/

... and a petroglyph at Kanopolis Lake was also damaged by vandals:

http://www.hutchnews.com/news/20180308/kanopolis-lake-seeks-information-
on-petroglyph-vandalism

Latest Picasso theft:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/03/10/5-000-reward-o
ffered-stolen-picasso/414064002/

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
================================================================
The Antalya Foundation launched a campaign to recover eight artifacts:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/antalya-foundation-kicks-off-campaign-f
or-return-of-smuggled-artifacts-128341
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n09.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n10.html

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

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Reviews of the BBC's 'Civilisation':

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/the-bbcs-civilisation-reboot-is-fixed-fi
rmly-in-the-present/
http://www.breitbart.com/london/2018/03/06/civilisations-relativist-big-
money-bbc-remake-messy-failure/
================================================================
AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
================================================================
Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/
2724-audio-news-from-archaeologica-25-february-2017-3-march-2018
================================================================
OBITUARIES
===============================================================
Albert M. Henrichs:

https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2018/03/albert-m-henrichs-74/

Jacqueline Karageorghis:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/10/renowned-author-archaeologist-jacqueli
ne-karageorghis-dies-aged-85/

Hayden White:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/09/obituaries/hayden-white-who-explored-
how-history-is-made-dies-at-89.html

================================================================
CONFERENCES
================================================================
Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

http://www.cicop.net/hch/

================================================================
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/
================================================================
PODCASTS/VODCASTS
================================================================
Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm
================================================================
EXPLORATOR is a free weekly newsletter bringing you the latest news of
archaeological finds, historical research and the like. Various on-line
news and magazine sources are scoured for news of the 'ancient world'
(broadly construed: practically anything relating to archaeology or
history up to a century or so ago is fair game) and every Sunday they
are delivered to your mailbox free of charge!
================================================================
Useful Addresses
================================================================
Past issues of Explorator are available on the web via our Yahoo site:

http://www.yahoogroups.com/neo/groups/Explorator/conversations/topics

To subscribe to Explorator, send a blank email message to:

Explorator...@yahoogroups.com

To unsubscribe, send a blank email message to:

Explorator-...@yahoogroups.com

To send a 'heads up' to the editor or contact him for other reasons:

roguecl...@gmail.com
================================================================
Explorator is Copyright (c) 2018 David Meadows. Feel free to distribute
these listings via email to your pals, students, teachers, etc., but
please include this copyright notice. These links are not to be posted
to any website by any means (whether by direct posting or snagging from
a usenet group or some other email source) without my express written
permission. I think it is only right that I be made aware of public
fora which are making use of content gathered in Explorator. Thanks!
================================================================


Reply all
Reply to author
Forward
0 new messages