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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Neanderthals may have started their own fires:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-neanderthals.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/national/health-science/watch-an-ar
chaeologist-spark-a-fire-with-neanderthal-technology/2018/07/19/
fe287028-8b52-11e8-9d59-dccc2c0cabcf_video.html
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/07/neanderthals-fire-my
stery/565514/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-neanderthals-could-make-fir
e-new-study-suggests-1.6292123
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/07/19/ciencia/1531997681_016482.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/neanderthals-used-flint-and-pyrit
e-to-spark-fires

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6803-180719-neanderthal-fire-starter

More on those homo erectus-associated tools from China:

https://www.news.com.au/world/what-we-know-about-human-evolution-may-soo
n-be-turned-on-its-head/news-story/d938d0d4e8922c263a1d4130d541cdab
https://sciencetrends.com/discovery-of-oldest-stone-tools-outside-of-afr
ica-hints-at-unidentified-human-ancestors/

More on walking and climbing australopithecines:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-human-evolution-trees.html

More on Otzi's last meal:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180712114602.htm
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Neanderthals-could-start-fires-with-
their-stone-13087974.php

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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That sarcophagus in Alexandria gave us the full-court press this week
... first came the hype:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/307180/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/The-mystery-of-Alexandria-sarcophagus-may-be-revea.aspx
http://www.egyptindependent.com/mysterious-sarcophagus-opened-two-days-e
gypts-moa-says/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-alexandria-egypt
-coffin-sarcophagus-archaeology/

Then came the silly warnings:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/07/17/alexandria-tomb-cof
fin-mummy-curses/

Then came the 'reveal' that it contained three 'mummies':

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/308226.aspx
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/54440/Important-facts-about-Alexand
ria%E2%80%99s-ancient-sarcophagus
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/54322/LIVE-UPDATE-Opening-of-ancien
t-sarcophagus-in-Alexandria
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-sarcophagus/
mystery-egypt-sarcophagus-found-not-to-house-alexander-the-greats-remain
s-idUSKBN1K92LL
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/world/middleeast/egypt-black-sarcopha
gus-opened.html
https://www.livescience.com/63110-mysterious-black-sarcophagus-opened.ht
ml
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-44893804
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/07/19/egyptian-archaeologists-reve
al-contents-mysterious-giant-sarcophagus/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/19/three-mummies-egyptian-bla
ck-granite-sarcophagus-alexandria
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/black-sarcophagus-egypt-what-
is-inside-curse-alexandria-a8455156.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/20/c_137336288.htm
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/reuters/mystery-egypt-sarcophagus-found-not
-to-house-alexander-the-great-s-remains/44269104
https://www.yahoo.com/news/eww-experts-open-black-sarcophagus-203410716.
html
https://www.dw.com/en/egypt-sarcophagus-remains-not-those-of-alexander-t
he-great/a-44756467
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/19/egypt-sarcophagus-w
hat-they-found-massive-ancient-tomb/802720002/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/africa/105628832/ancient-sarcophagus-found
-at-egyptian-building-site-opened
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/20/630778612/in-egypt-ancient-coffins-conten
ts-finally-revealed
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/07/20/archaeologists-find
-unexpected-contents-inside-alexandria-coffin/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/big-black-sarcophagus-egypt-2007-2018
/
http://www.ibtimes.sg/pharaohs-curse-turned-false-after-archaeologists-o
pened-2000-year-old-sarcophagus-egypt-26767
https://www.newsweek.com/three-foul-smelling-mummies-unearthed-tomb-1033
885
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6801-180719-egypt-three-warriors

Then came the incredible post-opening silliness:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/black-sarcophagus-egypt-blood
-red-liquid-drink-petition-curse-alexandria-a8458036.html
https://metro.co.uk/2018/07/20/people-want-to-drink-the-red-liquid-from-
newly-opened-4000-year-old-sarcophagus-7740238/
http://time.com/5345125/egypt-black-sarcophagus-juice-for-mummies/

An Old Kingdom pottery workshop from Aswan:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-archaeologists-ancient-pottery-workshop-eg
ypt.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle_east/archaeologists-find-anc
ient-pottery-workshop-in-egypt/2018/07/19/db698692-8b5e-11e8-9d59-dccc2c
0cabcf_story.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Lifestyle/wireStory/archaeologists-find-ancient-p
ottery-workshop-egypt-56688355
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-07/20/c_137336309.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6805-180720-old-kingdom-pottery

I think we mentioned this 2500 years bp mummification workshop from
Saqqara:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/07/15/archaeologists-discover-hidden-mu
mmy-workshop/
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-archaeologists-egypt-mummification-worksho
p.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-in-egypt-discover-mummifica
tion-workshop/
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/14/a-goldmine-mummies-secrets
-uncovered-in-egypt
http://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-discover-2000-year-old-ancient-buri
al-site-along-mummification-workshop-egypt-26719
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/new-egypt-ancient-burial-site-coul
d-help-reveal-mummification-secrets-1159354
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/07/16/archaeologists-discover-mu
mmification-workshop-near-egypts-pyramids
https://www.latercera.com/tendencias/noticia/egipto-arqueologos-hallan-m
ilenario-centro-momificacion-ayudara-estudiar-preservaban-los-cuerpos/
243918/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mummification-workshop-and-tro
ve-burial-relics-found-egypt-180969640/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6791-180716-saqqara-burial-shaft

Feature on the Gurob ship model:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/egyptian-ship-model-sheds-light-on-bronze-ag
e-warfare-and-religion/

cf: http://www.vizin.org/Gurob/Gurob-as-exc.html

14 400 years bp (pre-agriculture!) flatbread from a site in Jordan:

https://humanities.ku.dk/news/2018/archaeologists-discover-bread-that-pr
edates-agriculture-by-4000-years/
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoc--adb071118.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-archaeologists-bread-predates-agriculture-
years.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180716151513.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44846874
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/16/archaeologists-find-earl
iest-evidence-of-bread
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/bread-history-coo
king-stone-age-middle-east-archaeology-discovery-a8450276.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-earliest-pita-14-400-years-
old-found-in-jordan-s-black-desert-1.6273569
https://www.jpost.com/Middle-East/Worlds-oldest-bread-found-at-prehistor
ic-site-in-Jordan-562680
https://www.timesofisrael.com/bread-was-being-baked-in-jordan-4000-years
-before-the-start-of-agriculture/
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/07/16/
bread-farming-neolithic/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/07/16/
these-crumbs-come-from-the-worlds-oldest-bread-it-might-have-resembled-a
-pita/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/17/health/bread-jordan-desert-intl/
index.html
https://www.dw.com/en/revolutionary-evidence-proves-bread-existed-before
-agriculture/a-44702764
https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/worlds-oldest-bread-crumbs-jordan-pi
ta-discovery-13079411.php
https://www.thelocal.dk/20180717/danish-archaeologists-find-14000-year-o
ld-bread-in-jordan
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-bread/worlds-oldest-bread-fou
nd-at-prehistoric-site-in-jordan-idUSKBN1K62JB?feedType=RSS&feedName=sci
enceNews
https://www.newsweek.com/bread-early-humans-archaeology-1027726
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-discover-eviden
ce-bread-baked-advent-agriculture-180969667/
http://sciencenordic.com/following-new-trail-crumbs-agricultures-origins
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/18/630008575/archaeologists-find-14-500-year
-old-bread
https://gizmodo.com/discovery-of-14-000-year-old-toast-suggests-bread-ca
n-b-1827631358
https://www.latercera.com/tendencias/noticia/cientificos-descubren-los-h
umanos-hacian-pan-4-mil-anos-desarrollar-la-agricultura/246119/
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/07/14/ciencia/1531557609_401411.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6795-180717-hunter-gatherer-bread

Remains of a 9000 years bp settlement in the Jerusalem Valley:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-9-000-year-old-neo
lithic-city-discovered-in-jerusalem-valley-1.6271740
https://www.inquisitr.com/4986949/archaeologists-have-uncovered-a-magnif
icent-neolithic-village-in-jerusalem-valley-that-arose-9000-years-ago/

Lawrence Schiffman reflects on the DSS:

http://lawrenceschiffman.com/a-reflection-on-the-significance-of-the-dea
d-sea-scrolls/

A Byzantine church find in Mugla:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/byzantine-church-found-in-muglas-city-o
f-gladiators-134629

Feature on the British School in Iraq:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/17/british-school-archaeolo
gy-iraq-nimrud-agatha-christie
http://www.aina.org/ata/20180717181404.htm

A Saudi citizen who returned an artifact was applauded:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1339401/saudi-arabia

Pondering the Phoenicians

More on the Huqoq mosaics:

https://hyperallergic.com/451212/discovery-of-jewish-mosaics-in-israel-b
ring-color-to-biblical-accounts/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 1700 years bp marble bust from Mersin:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/1-700-year-old-roman-bust-unearthed-in-
ancient-city-in-turkeys-south-134707
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6797-180718-turkey-roman-bust

A Roman bath from Chichester:

https://www.chichester.co.uk/news/large-roman-bath-discovered-in-second-
priory-park-dig-in-chichester-1-8575275
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-sussex-44910675

Roman coins from Georgia (not the one in the US):

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C30287%2Ctreasure-silver-and
-bronze-coins-discovered-georgia.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6802-180719-fort-apsaros-coins

Concerns for the Aurelian Walls:

https://www.9news.com.au/world/2018/07/15/21/22/ancient-rome-walls-at-ri
sk-of-being-lost

Feature on Emily Wilson and her Odyssey translation:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/i-didn-t-realise-how-much-of-a-
big-deal-the-first-woman-thing-was-1.3562988

Mosaics from Leicester are going on display at last:

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/roman-mosaic-bbc-
opening-see-1791052

Another tourist caught vandalizing the Colosseum:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/another-tourist-caught-vandalising-col
osseum.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/07/16/tourist-carves
-initials-into-colosseum_05c9f997-ccb6-4347-9f03-9b0abbc9ef13.html

How to occupy your time between Classics degrees:

https://www.utoronto.ca/news/u-t-student-takes-long-way-back-school-unic
ycling-across-canada

More on that Villa/Church by the Milvian Bridge:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/mystery-surrounds-ancient-discovery-in
-north-rome.html
https://www.thelocal.it/20180717/archaeological-enigma-rome-tiber-remain
s-church-villa
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/early-christian-church-may-hav
e-been-found-rome-180969707/

More on that Galen papyrus:

https://www.livescience.com/63070-ancient-papyrus-galen-hysteria.html
http://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/07/19/swiss-experts-crack-code-of-2000-
year-old-ancient-greek-papyrus/
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/-sensational-discovery-_2-000-year-old-papy
rus-medical-mystery-solved/44260212
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/07/after-500-years-a-uv-lamp-solves
-the-mystery-of-the-basel-papyrus/
http://advocator.ca/news/2000-year-old-ancient-papyrus-to-define-hysteri
cal-apnea/3799
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6793-180716-papyrus-conserved-translate
d

More on Romans and whaling:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/16/science/ancient-romans-whales.html
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/07/11/romans-may-have-bee
n-first-whalers/#.W1J6DX4nZHY

More on that Odyssey bit from Olympia:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/oldest-known-fragment-homers-odyssey
-06202.html
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-an
d-practice/homer-odyssey-tablet-olympia/

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Last dig season for an Ice Age site in St Saviour:

https://jerseyeveningpost.com/news/2018/07/21/last-dig-season-for-ice-ag
e-site/

Coins and other finds from various periods at a housing site in Old
Felixstowe:

http://www.eadt.co.uk/business/secret-of-early-felixstowe-people-reveale
d-at-dig-on-generator-group-site-in-ferry-road-1-5611882

A 5000 years (or so) bp passage tomb from Ireland:

http://www.thejournal.ie/megalithic-passage-tomb-meath-4130419-Jul2018/
https://www.eveningexpress.co.uk/news/uk/archaeologists-uncover-find-of-
a-lifetime-tomb/
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/archaeologis
ts-uncover-find-of-a-lifetime-tomb-37124394.html
https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-find-of-a-lifetime-megalithic-
passage-tomb-cemetery-discovered-at-meath-world-heritage-site-37123288.h
tml
https://www.irishtimes.com/news/science/5-500-year-old-passage-tomb-at-d
owth-is-find-of-a-lifetime-1.3567118
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6792-180716-ireland-passage-tomb

A 2 000 years b.p. wooden 'drinking bowl' from a chamber in Orkney:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/2000-year-old-bowl-under
ground-chamber-orkney-scotland-archaeology-a8447421.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-find-2000-year-
old-wooden-bowl-strands-hair-northern-scotland-180969713/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6790-180716-orkney-wooden-bowl

... and some hair too:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/astonishing-find-of-2-000-year-old-ha
ir-on-orkney-1-4770083
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6804-180719-orkney-broch-hair

First evidence of a strain of Salmonella in northern Europe comes from
a medieval Norwegian burial:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-evidence-salmonella-paratyphi-medieval-nor
thern.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uow-eos071918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180719112214.htm

Studying British teeth in various periods for evidence of diet:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-british-teeth-potential-insights-ancient.h
tml
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoy-rob071718.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180717194505.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44862778
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6798-180718-britain-dental-plaque

800 years bp burials on Sicily:

http://www.ibtimes.sg/800-year-old-graves-found-sicily-archaeologists-be
lieve-these-are-descendants-vikings-26745

Studying burials to see if Christianity made it to Scotland before
Columba came to Iona:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/human-bones-to-reveal-true-cradle-of-
christianity-1-4769162

Feature on the medieval port at Chalcis:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/c-otp071818.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-theban-port-chalcisa-medieval-maritime.htm
l

Haven't had a medieval-ring-found-in-a-garden story for a while:

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/gold-ring-12th-century-f
ound-1806000

Remains of a 17th century English fort in Co Kilkenny:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/heritage/english-fort-discovered-duri
ng-castlecomer-hotel-development-1.3565838

A Tudor shipwreck from a beach in Kent:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/jul/16/tudor-shipwreck-discover
ed-by-local-group-on-kent-beach
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-44838683
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/tudor-shipwreck-kent-bea
ch-tankerton-archaelogy-whitstable-timbers-a8449071.html

Researchers have returned to the shipwreck site of the Mars:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-archaeologists-reveal-legendary-swedish-wa
rship.html
http://sciencenordic.com/archaeologists-reveal-new-finds-legendary-swedi
sh-warship
http://www.newser.com/story/262223/450-year-old-wreck-holds-something-un
ique.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6806-180720-sweden-mars-warship

There's an archaeologist strike going on in Ireland:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/archaeologists-to-sta
ge-second-day-of-strike-action-856287.html
https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/republic-of-ireland/archaeologis
ts-strike-for-second-day-in-pay-dispute-37135438.html

Feature on Constance Markievicz:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-43176232

Feature on when the US attacked the UK (not recently):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/the-time-america-invade
d-britain/

More on that henge find in Ireland:

https://www.livescience.com/63097-ireland-newgrange-henge-uncovered.html
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/13/628905864/in-ireland-drought-and-a-drone-
revealed-the-outline-of-an-ancient-henge
https://www.forbes.com/sites/trevornace/2018/07/17/drone-reveals-hidden-
location-of-ancient-ireland-henge/
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/07/13/ciencia/1531489495_489032.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/drought-reveals-giant-4500-yea
r-old-irish-henge-180969650/

More on sites revealed in the heatwave in the UK:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/location-every-underground
-historic-site-14935872
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/4000-year-old-ancient-monu
ment-14917457
https://www.thesouthernreporter.co.uk/news/archaeologists-put-in-picture
-by-heatwave-1-4770362
https://www.npr.org/2018/07/14/629058512/crop-marks-reveal-ancient-struc
tures
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44767497
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Connecting fishing and the use of pottery in ancient Japan:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-pottery-linked-fishing-post-glacial-period
.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoy-too071218.php
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/japan-s-love-affair-with-fish-beg
an-very-early
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6794-180717-japan-pottery-fishing

A 7700 years bp sandstone 'carving' from Inner Mongolia:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/2018-07/16/content_57292636.htm

A 12th century hoard from a Chhattisgarh village:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/raipur/road-crew-digs-up-12th-c
entury-pot-of-gold-in-chhattisgarh-village/articleshow/64994194.cms

The Taj Mahal saga takes a strange turn:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/indian-supreme-court-restore-t
aj-mahal-or-demolish-it-180969668/
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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
================================================================
I think we mentioned these pre Clovis finds from the Gault site:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-gault-site-date-earliest-north.html
https://www.mysanantonio.com/news/local/article/Ancient-tools-found-by-T
exas-State-archaeologists-13085078.php
https://www.kvue.com/article/archaeologists-unearth-20000-year-old-histo
ry-in-central-texas/269-576139178

A 3000 years bp tobacco pipe from Alabama:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/06/americans-have-been-lighting-more
-3000-years-ancient-pipe-reveals
http://westerndigs.org/ice-age-hunting-camp-replete-with-bird-bones-and-
tobacco-found-in-utah-desert/

Latest on the search for the site of Hochelaga:

https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/archaeologists-intrigued-by-
iroquois-village-found-downtown
https://www.mtlblog.com/news/archaeologists-just-unearthed-an-indigenous
-city-under-downtown-montreal

Suggestion that consumption of a corn fungus may have benefitted the
Puebloan people over a long period of time:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/6800-180718-corn-smut-staple

On the search for the Clotilda:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/clotilda-slave-ships-
mobile-alabama-africatown-archaeology/

Latest on the Hunley:

https://www.livescience.com/63127-hl-hunley-submarine-escape-never-used.
html
https://www.sfgate.com/news/us/article/Confederate-sub-never-released-em
ergency-blocks-13085173.php
https://www.timesunion.com/news/us/article/Confederate-sub-never-release
d-emergency-blocks-13085173.php
https://wnyt.com/news/confederate-sub-never-released-emergency-blocks-to
-surface/4993403/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6807-180720-confederate-sub-hunley

Latest from Colonial Williamsburg:

http://www.dailypress.com/visuals/video/99815874-132.html

Initially it was thought some burials in Texas were former slaves:

http://www.wmbfnews.com/story/38663084/bodies-found-at-texas-school-cons
truction-site-believed-to-be-slaves

... then it was modified to forced labour prisoner remains:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/us/grave-convict-lease-texas.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/07/18/bodies-of-
95-black-forced-labor-prisoners-from-jim-crow-era-unearthed-in-sugar-lan
d-after-one-mans-quest/
https://www.wral.com/remains-of-black-people-forced-into-labor-after-sla
very-are-discovered-in-texas/17706547/
https://wtkr.com/2018/07/18/dozens-of-bodies-found-at-a-texas-constructi
on-site-were-probably-black-people-forced-into-labor-after-slavery-ended
/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-95-african-american-fo
rced-laborers-found-texas-180969703/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6799-180718-texas-convict-lease

Not a good thing for sites in Utah, perhaps:

https://www.sltrib.com/news/environment/2018/07/21/did-blm-give-looters/


Feature on Mount Philo:

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2018/07/16/history-space-
mount-philo-vermonts-first-state-park/36875193/
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Latest on Chile's 'stonehenge':

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/16/chile-atacama-desert-saywa
s-inca-solar-discovery

Evidence of a pre-hispanic 'government palace' in Mexico City:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/pre-hispanic-government-palace-found/

Feature on Ecuador's Quijo civilization:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lake-tells-story-ecuadors-deci
mated-indigenous-quijo-groups-180969705/

What Sarah Kurnick is up to:

https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/07/16/beyond-boulder-cu-professor-an
d-students-study-ancient-maya-ruins

I think we had this with a different spin ... evidence of pre-Columbian
farmland in Ecuador:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/07/ecuadors-cloud-forests-hide-a-tr
agic-history/

Uraniam mine v petroglyphs in Peru:

https://elpais.com/economia/2018/07/17/actualidad/1531864592_792825.html


More on an earthquake revealing a temple in a Mexican pyramid:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-44806790
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/mexico-earthquake-pyra
mid-ancient-temple-archaeologist-teopanzolco-a8448821.html
-----
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
================================================================
Feature on assorted ancient food finds:

https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2018/jul/22/the-five-ancient-food
-bread-wine-chocolate-beer-popcorn

An interesting set of parchment pages at Stanford:

https://news.stanford.edu/2018/07/19/solving-mystery-unusual-medieval-te
xt/
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-mystery-unusual-medieval-text.html

Using barley varieties to track migrations and agriculture development:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-barley-eastliving-varieties-reveal-ancient
.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoc-bhe071718.php

Since we've heard claims about this Russian shipwreck before, we'll put
the latest claim in this section for now:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44876968
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/07/19/salvage-old-russian
-warship-could-unearth-billions/799509002/
https://www.cnn.com/2018/07/19/asia/south-korea-sunken-ship-intl/
index.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jul/20/claim-sunken-warship-has-1
30bn-of-gold-onboard-triggers-frenzy-in-south-korea
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/worldviews/wp/2018/07/20/claim-that-
200-tons-of-gold-may-have-been-found-on-sunken-ship-triggers-question-wh
o-would-own-it/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/doubts-swirl-claims-gold-shipw
reck-180969715/
https://www.livescience.com/63114-donskoi-russian-warship-shipwreck-gold
.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/07/news-san-jose-shipwre
ck-colombia-salvage/

Latest beer recreation is an Egyptian one for the British Museum:

https://www.leinsterleader.ie/news/life/325203/beer-column-kildare-brewe
r-makes-ancient-egyptian-beer-for-british-museum.html

On the history of the sandwich:

https://www.bbc.com/ideas/videos/hungry-a-brief-history-of-the-humble-sa
ndwich/p06dnb99

On conserving an obelisk at the Getty:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/conserving-an-ancient-obelisk/

A rather irresponsible piece on metal detecting:

http://www.theweek.co.uk/95150/metal-detecting-how-much-can-you-make

Top ten elegies:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2018/jul/18/from-catullus-to-dylan-tho
mas-the-top-10-elegies

On the popularity of leopard skin:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/the-history-of-leopard-print/
index.html

Feature on some of those recent human sacrifice finds:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/big-human-sacrifice-discoveries-and-the-pl
ight-of-the-vulnerable

Feature on the Library of Alexandria:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-library-of-alexandria-is-long-gone-and
-all-around-us

Review of *The Secret History of Magic*:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/how-do-they-do-that-t
he-secret-history-of-magic-is-a-study-of-deception-as-art/2018/07/17/
dce3f610-89f1-11e8-85ae-511bc1146b0b_story.html

================================================================
MUSEUM MATTERS
================================================================
Klimt, Schiele, and Picasso:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/18/arts/design/klimt-schiele-picasso-nud
es-met-breuer.html
https://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2018/obsession

Royal Horticultural Society:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-44797298

Freud's Rings:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/exhibit-reveals-rings-freuds-s
ecret-committee-180969639/

C.W. Nicol collection:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/17/arts/design/an-adventurers-relics-and
-his-living-collection.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

On Bodrum's open air museum project:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/bodrums-open-air-museum-project-launche
d-134627

================================================================
THE TECHY SIDE
================================================================
When your GPS goes bad:

http://wamc.org/post/truck-driver-using-gps-damages-historic-covered-bri
dge

================================================================
CLIMATE MATTERS
================================================================
Climate change is affecting the cedars of Lebanon:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/07/18/climate/lebanon-climate-c
hange-environment-cedars.html

================================================================
ON THE DNA FRONT
================================================================
DNA has authenticated the remains of the Romanovs:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-fresh-dna-authenticate-bones-russia.html
https://www.dw.com/en/russia-remains-of-the-murdered-romanovs-authentic/
a-44700092
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/dna-analysis-confirms-authenti
city-remains-attributed-romanovs-180969674/

Questioning the ethics and DNA analysis of that Atacama mummy:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-cites-faulty-science-ethics-dna.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-07/uoo-orc071818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/07/180718104811.htm

Could DNA 'prove' Egyptians visited Ireland?:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/dna-ancient-egyptians-ireland


Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
New Bedford:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180719-the-city-that-lit-the-world

Saranac Lake:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/things-to-do-saranac-lake-new-york/
index.html

cf:

http://wamc.org/post/preservation-group-buys-adirondack-home-pioneer-tb-
doctor

Army Trades Weekend:

https://dailygazette.com/article/2018/07/15/army-trades-weekend-showcase
s-revolutionary-war-era-work
http://www.saratogian.com/general-news/20180715/army-trades-weekend-the-
working-side-of-the-revolutionary-war

Colombia:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/09/travel/colombia-southwest-san-agustin
-purace.html

Hejaz Railway:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/gallery/20180716-the-railway-that-united-islam


St Andrews:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/travel/what-to-do-in-st-andrews-scotl
and.html

================================================================
PERFORMANCES
================================================================
Demon:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/20/arts/music/demon-rubinstein-opera-bar
d.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
On the plundering of antiquities in Nepal:

https://www.aljazeera.com/programmes/101east/2018/07/nepal-great-plunder
-180718082431778.html

A historically-important cross stolen in Germany:

http://searchlight-germany.blogspot.com/2018/07/germany-cultural-histori
cally-important.html

This week's bust in Greece:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/230750/article/ekathimerini/news/suspect-34-
arrested-for-illegal-possession-of-antiquities-in-northwestern-greece

A long-running stolen book scam:

https://phys.org/news/2018-07-newton-principia-items-alleged-8m.html
https://www.timesunion.com/news/science/article/Archivist-bookseller-cha
rged-in-8M-rare-book-13091517.php

A podcast series on the Gardner Museum heist:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/07/19/arts/the-gardner-museum-heist-still-a
-mystery-now-a-podcast.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Latest Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/07/culture-crime-news-9-15-j
uly-2018.html

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
================================================================
I guess expropriating a German castle from its Russian owner is
repatriation (?):

https://www.dw.com/en/german-castle-expropriated-from-russian-owner/
a-44701607

Germany returned a Maori head to New Zealand:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/german-museum-returns-preserve
d-maori-head-new-zealand-180969634/

Egypt recovered 116 items from smuggling failures:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/54110/Antiquities-ministry-receives
-116-archaeological-pieces
http://www.egyptindependent.com/photos-ministry-of-antiquities-receives-
116-antiques-after-failure-to-smuggle-them-abroad/

(this one's confuising) Libya recovered some items from the US:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/culture/libya-recovers-antiquities-united-s
tates

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Feature on the Tyrants Collection:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/best-in-show-ancients-of-the-tyrant-c
ollection/

On Icenian coinage:

https://www.archaeology.co.uk/articles/the-die-is-cast-investigating-ice
nian-coinage.htm

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n28.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n29.html

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

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
James R. McCredie:

http://www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDetails/
in-memoriam-james-r.-mccredie

Anne Olivier Bell:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/jul/19/
anne-olivier-bell-obituary

Wesley D. Smith:

http://www.philly.com/philly/obituaries/dr-wesley-d-smith-88-former-clas
sics-professor-at-the-university-of-pennsylvania-20180720.html

================================================================
AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
================================================================
Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/
2759-audio-news-from-archaeologica-8-july-14-july-2018

================================================================
CONFERENCES
================================================================
CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

http://cba-wessex.org.uk/cba-events/annual-conference-2018/

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/1932330/jews-and-ame
ricas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

================================================================
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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

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