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explorator 21.24 October 7, 2018
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John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan
Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Don Buck, Richard C. Griffiths, and Ross W.
Sargent
for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Happy Thanksgiving to my Canadian readers!
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On Neanderthal 'health care practices':

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-neanderthal-healthcare-crucial-survival.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoy-nhp100418.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004110042.htm

Neanderthal-like features in 450 000 years bp teeth from Italy:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-neanderthal-like-features-year-old-fossil-teeth.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-nfi092618.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003142903.htm

Looking at the teeth of homo antecessor (I don't think this is the same as
the previous):

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-teeth-homo-antecessor-trends-pleistocene.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-toh092618.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003142934.htm

Studying the role of viruses in human evolution:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004112547.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/suo-mhi092818.php
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2018/10/04/neanderthals-stopped-humans-wiped-flu/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/neanderthals-breeding-early-humans-diseases-flu-hepatitis-dna-genetics-a8568446.html

More on Neanderthal fine motor skills:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/palaeontology/making-do-at-a-pinch-neanderthal-used-precision-grips-not-power

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AFRICA
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Looking at some 90 000 years bp bone knives from the Dar es-Soltan 1 cave
in Morocco:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bone-knife-morocco-oldest-specialized.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/p-bkf092618.php
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-bone-knife-hints-special-tools-appeared-early-africa
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7014-181004-morocco-bone-knife

Humans apparently delayed the onset of the Sahara Desert by 500 years:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-humans-onset-sahara-years.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Czech mission in Egypt unearthed the tomb of a 5th Dynasty architect
in
Giza:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/huge-tomb-from-fifth-dynasty-discovered-in-giza/
https://www.radio.cz/en/section/news/czech-archaeologists-unearth-egyptian-custodian-of-royal-affairs
https://www.radio.cz/en/section/curraffrs/czech-archaeologists-discover-tomb-of-important-egyptian-dignitary
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/02/c_129964873.htm
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/more-dig-finds-giza-bring-light-ancient-times-egypt-1194258

I think we mentioned this pair of sandstone stelae of Seti I and Ptolemy V
from Aswan:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/archeologists-unearth-engraved-tablets-for-king-seti-i-and-king-ptolemy-iv-in-aswan/
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58372/Two-ancient-paintings-discovered-at-Temple-of-Kom-Ombo
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/10/02/two-sandstone-stelae-discovered-in-temple-of-kom-ombo/
https://www.livescience.com/63738-temple-engravings-of-warrior-pharaoh.html
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2018-10/01/content_64462093.htm
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/01/c_137504563.htm
https://www.newsweek.com/two-ancient-egyptian-artworks-depicting-gods-and-pharaohs-found-unique-temple-1149515
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7003-181001-egypt-komombo-temple

Two brothers were killed during an illegal excavation in Sohag:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/two-brothers-killed-during-illegal-excavation-for-antiquities-in-sohag/

Zahi Hawass announced he was going to announce something:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/zahi-hawass-says-to-announce-great-archaeological-discovery/

They're finding all sorts of things every day in Egypt:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/58534/Archeological-discovery-revealed-%E2%80%9Cevery-week-every-day-in-some-cases%E2%80%9D

Analyzing proteins in pottery from Catal Hoyuk:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/mpif-coe100118.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-cuisine-early-farmers-revealed-analysis.html

Not sure where to put this one on a 3000 years bp 'juglet' from Cyprus
with
traces of opium poppy in it:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoy-too100218.php
https://www.livescience.com/63733-mediterranean-juglet-contained-opium.html
https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/04/research-shows-cyprus-artefacts-used-for-opiates-not-perfume/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/122171/opium-found-in-bronze-age-cyprus-vessel/
http://www.ekathimerini.com/233289/article/ekathimerini/community/opium-found-in-ancient-cyprus-vessel
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-45732811
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/bronze-age-jug-opium-trade-british-museum-ancient-vase-eastern-europe-a8566741.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/an-ancient-fix-traces-of-opium-found-in-bronze-age-jug-8m8jll7wj
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/brandnew-analysis-finally-proves-how-our-bronze-age-ancestors-traded-opium/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-archaeologists-just-discover-evidence-of-ancient-drug-trade
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/residue-opium-poppy-found-bronze-age-juglet-180970469/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7009-181003-base-ring-opiate

Syria has put a pile of recovered antiquities on display:

https://middle-east-online.com/en/syrias-recovered-antiquities-exhibited-damascus
https://www.timesofisrael.com/syrias-recovered-artifacts-go-on-display-in-damascus/
https://www.yahoo.com/news/syrias-recovered-antiquities-display-damascus-opera-200532187.html
https://www.france24.com/en/20181003-syrias-recovered-antiquities-go-display-damascus-opera
https://middle-east-online.com/en/syrias-recovered-antiquities-exhibited-damascus
http://www.dailystar.com.lb/Arts-and-Ent/Culture/2018/Oct-05/465395-palmyra-priest-statue-among-recovered-syrian-relics.ashx
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/syrias-recovered-antiquities-go-on-display-at-damascus-opera-137529
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/04/c_137510442.htm

Hyping all the finds in Saudi Arabia this year:

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1380196/saudi-arabia

Concertns for Fujairah petroglyphs:

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/threatened-fujairah-rock-art-offers-insight-into-country-s-history-1.777440
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Bronze swords and other finds from a plundered Greek cemetery near Nemea:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-bronze-swords-items-plundered-greek.html

... but they also announced the find of an intact Mycenean tomb there:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/233296/article/ekathimerini/news/intact-tomb-unearthed-in-nemea
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/10/05/3500-year-old-early-mycenean-tomb-discovered-in-nemea/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7013-181004-nemea-mycenaean-tomb

Latest 'enchanted garden' fully revealed at Pompeii (we had hints of this
a
while ago):

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/10/05/enchanted-garden-discovered-in-pompeii_c7c7a4f3-6555-4221-9b9d-0d509c94d91f.html
https://www.thelocal.it/20181005/in-photos-enchanted-garden-discovered-pompeii
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-revealing-fresh-secrets-after-almost-2-000-years-qm8bx7877
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/05/enchanting-roman-villa-adorned-writhing-snakes-peacocks-discovered/?WT.mc_id=tmg_share_em
https://www.wthr.com/article/ancient-artwork-uncovered-ruins-pompeii

A pile of Roman statuary from Jerash:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/several-%E2%80%98priceless%E2%80%99-sculptures-unearthed-jerash-including-ones-zeus-and-aphrodite
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/jordan/2018/10/04/archaeology-rare-roman-sculptures-discovered-in-jerash_1b2e14b1-5af7-43ce-afbe-3c18e470e034.html
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/greek-gem-goddess-love-aphrodite-discovered-jerash-1195268
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7012-181004-jerash-roman-sculptures

A Roman era burial from Cumbria:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-45718612
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7008-181002-england-roman-grave

Possible Roman military burials fro Northern Bulgaria:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C31093%2Cbulgaria-polish-archaeologists-discover-rich-graves-roman-period.html
https://www.novinite.com/articles/192451/Possible+Roman+Soldiers%E2%80%99+Burials+Unearthed+in+Bulgaria
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7011-181003-bulgaria-roman-burials

The annual feature on things found during Thessaloniki's metro
construction:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/05/thessaloniki-metro-work-ancient-ruins-archaeology/

Feature on Roman Falkirk:

https://www.falkirkherald.co.uk/news/opinion/hidden-history-of-roman-falkirk-revealed-at-last-1-4809370

Concerns for the site of Sabratha:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/region/%E2%80%98jewel-roman-empire%E2%80%99-faces-libya-dangers
https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/04/ancient-roman-site-sabratha-classed-endangered-by-unesco
https://www.yahoo.com/news/jewel-roman-empire-faces-libya-dangers-031921439.html
https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1415141/jewel-roman-empire-faces-libya-dangers
https://middle-east-online.com/en/roman-jewel-libya-pockmarked-gunfire
https://dailycaller.com/2018/10/03/sabratha-amphitheater-immigrants-smugglers/

Publication of Jewish inscriptions found in Greece:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/05/athens-museum-publishes-jewish-inscriptions-found-in-greece/

Feature on warrior women in the ancient world (response to whining
gamers):

http://theconversation.com/warrior-women-despite-what-gamers-might-believe-the-ancient-world-was-full-of-female-fighters-104343

Review of Mary Beard, *How do we look*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/05/books/mary-beard-how-do-we-look-rihanna-kylie-jenner.html

Review of the adaptation of Alice Oswald's *Memorial*:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2018/sep/30/memorial-review-alice-oswald-homer-iliad-barbican

Assorted reviews of Assassin's Creed Odyssey:

http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/01/assassins-creed-odyssey-ps4-review/
http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2018/10/round_up_assassins_creed_odyssey_ps4_reviews_paint_an_epic_picture
http://www.playstationlifestyle.net/2018/10/01/assassins-creed-odyssey-ps4-review/
https://www.news.com.au/technology/home-entertainment/gaming/game-reviews/unexpected-surprises-throughout-assassins-creed-odyssey/news-story/dfde2fa81dfa429ed4dbf3a0c654519d
https://techcrunch.com/2018/10/01/assassins-creed-odyssey-falls-far-short-of-its-own-wondrous-sandbox/
https://mashable.com/article/assassins-creed-odyssey-review/
https://www.polygon.com/2018/10/3/17933806/assassins-creed-odyssey-review-podcast
https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/assassins-creed-odyssey-pc-review

... and if you're just wondering how 'historically accurate' it is:

https://www.pcgamesn.com/assassins-creed-odyssey/assassins-creed-odyssey-historically-accurate

A 'top ten' list of ancient Greek masterpieces:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/10/04/top-ten-ancient-greek-masterpieces/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tourism-businesses/thematic-tourism/32821-cultural-tourism-report-top-10-ancient-greek-masterpieces.html

Pondering the Roman Empire/Western Civilization connection:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/10/western-civilization-athens-jerusalem-london/

There seems to be ClassCon in this 'Undersong' exhibition/show:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/ct-ent-erasure-redacted-art-1003-story.html

Studying graffiti at the Temple of Zeus at Aizanoi:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/figures-of-cavdar-turks-found-in-zeus-temple-137460
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7005-181002-turkey-temple-drawings

Something about Asterix:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/life/2018/10/01/maria-antonia-rahartati-adding-color-to-lives-of-children-with-astrix.html

Feature on Greek Revival architecture:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/reginacole/2018/10/02/house-styles-101-the-greek-revival-americas-first-architectural-style/

Funding for a couple Roman walls in the UK:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-45732393
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/newcastle-university-experts-help-preserve-15235040
http://home.bt.com/news/uk-news/2-million-lottery-funding-to-celebrate-heritage-of-roman-walls-11364299828238

Some bad Latin in a political cartoon:

https://www.creators.com/read/ken-catalino/10/18/238578

More on the renewed digging on Samothrace:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/7004-181001-greece-samothrace-theater

More on that 'naked servant' tomb from Cumae:

https://www.livescience.com/63722-naked-servant-mural.html
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/32762-2-000-year-old-greek-tomb-painting-discovered-in-cumae-of-italy.html

More on that 'comic book' tomb in Beit Ras:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/aramaic-comics-roman-tomb-beit-ras-jordan/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/archaeologists-surprised-to-find-comic-book-style-murals-in-ancient-grecoroman-tomb/
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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 3000 years bp gold item from Cumbria:

http://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/3000-year-old-piece-of-Bronze-Age-gold-found-in-Cumbria-c3268541-a2fb-44ba-8c75-fcfc0028a987-ds

Bronze Age pottery from Cambridge:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45735659

Remains of an Iron Age chariot and plenty of burials from a construction
site in Pocklington:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/iron-age-horse-and-chariot-discovered-in-east-yorkshire-town-1-9376726
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7006-181002-yorkshire-chariot-burial

The big news of the week has to be this eight-year-old girl (with a
suitably epic name) pulling a 1500 years bp sword from a lake in Sweden
(and being declared queen by the internet, of course):

https://www.livescience.com/63761-sweden-girl-pulls-sword-from-lake.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/sweden-true-queen-pulls-ancient-sword-from-lake
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45753455
https://www.newsweek.com/swedish-girl-called-saga-finds-1000-year-old-sword-lake-1153336
https://www.npr.org/654524234
https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/saga-vanecek-eight-finds-1500yearold-viking-sword-in-sweden/news-story/41e1b75834b553ac86395e2267395d55
https://www.sciencealert.com/eight-year-old-girl-saga-vanacek-pre-viking-sword-vidoestern-lake-sweden
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/an-8yearold-girl-pulled-an-ancient-sword-from-a-lake-and-the-internet-has-declared-her-their-queen/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/eight-year-old-girl-finds-iron-age-sword-swedish-lake-180970482/

An 8th century burial from Torcello:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-eighth-century-skeleton-torcello.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/ucfv-esf100118.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181001114305.htm
https://pickle.nine.com.au/2018/10/03/11/37/headless-skeleton-venice-impaled-pole

Searching for an 'uphill watercourse' engineered by Saint Eanswith:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/dig-to-unearth-towns-ancient-secret-190940/

Archaeologists have located the 'real Wolf Hall' in Wiltshire:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/10/02/real-wolf-hall-unearthed-wiltshire-archaeologists/
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/03/remains-of-real-wolf-hall-discovered-by-archaeologists-hilary-mantel-novel
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unearth-foundations-wolf-hall-tudor-estate-where-henry-viii-fell-jane-seymour-180970464/

Studying the 80 years war:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/09/30/actualidad/1538326311_241582.html

The site of the Battle of Culloden is the latest site threatened by
housing
development:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/sep/30/culloden-moor-battle-luxury-homes

... and Bosworth field appears to be lost:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/battle-bosworth-field-planning-historical-towton-sites-historians-george-goodwin-horiba-mira-car-track-archaeology/

I think we've had a version of this 'medieval Germans with tapeworms'
story:

https://www.livescience.com/63758-medieval-tapeworms-human-diet.html

Funding for the Pilgrim Roots Project:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-45680380

On some WWI graffiti in a French cave:

https://www.gladstoneobserver.com.au/news/historic-signature-of-gladstone-soldier-found-in-f/3537596/

More on the many sites (from various periods) found during pipeline
construction in Albania:

https://www.euronews.com/2018/10/01/watch-pipeline-construction-workers-find-dozens-of-ancient-sites-in-albania
https://www.tol.org/client/article/27985-albania-archeology-finds-tap-pipeline-gas.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7001-181001-albania-ancient-cemetery
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http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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12 000 years bp petroglyphs from near Mahrashtra (India):

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45559300
https://nypost.com/2018/10/04/mystery-rock-carvings-could-reveal-lost-ancient-civilization/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unknown-ancient-civilization-india-carved-strange-hilltop-rock-art-180970441/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mysterious-ancient-rock-carvings-discovered-in-india-depict-some-very-unexpected-creatures/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7007-181002-india-rock-art

... and some other petroglyphs from Dindigul (I think these are different)
dating to ca 3500 BCE:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/new-panel-of-rock-paintings-found-in-dindigul-district/article25093218.ece

A 7300 years bp female-head-shaped piece of pottery from China's Anhui
province:

http://www.ecns.cn/news/sci-tech/2018-10-02/detail-ifyyknzp7233837.shtml

Earliest evidence of the use of nutmeg as food:

http://www.washington.edu/news/2018/10/03/3500-year-old-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-find-earliest-use-of-nutmeg-as-a-food/
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-year-old-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-earliest.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uow-3ps100318.php
https://www.zmescience.com/science/nutmeg-archaeology-05102018/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/prehistoric-pumpkin-spice-archaeologists-uncover-earliest-use-nutmeg-180970478/

200 late Neolithic/Early Bronze Age burials from Yunnan:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-10/06/c_137514751.htm

A 17th century Durga sculpture from Marcel:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/goa/16-17th-century-durga-sculpture-discovered-at-marcel/articleshow/66060603.cms

Looking into a 150 years bp shipwreck near Melbourne:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-07/archaeologists-to-uncover-secrets-of-inverloch-shipwreck/10346750

Ongoing concerns for Mohenjo Daro:

https://dailytimes.com.pk/305626/desperate-archaeology-dg-awaits-funds-to-save-the-lost-city-of-mohenjo-daro/

I think we had this 'oldest fishing nets' from Korea story a while ago:

https://www.hakaimagazine.com/news/possible-evidence-of-worlds-oldest-fishing-nets-unearthed-in-korea/

On the legalities of collecting artifacts (Indian perspective):

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/possession-of-antiques-artefacts-the-legal-position/article25127232.ece

Pondering 'robbing indigenous remains' (Australia):

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-10-05/film-sheds-light-on-theft-of-indigenous-human-remains/10329764

A major fire at a historic wooden village in China:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2166445/fire-sweeps-through-historic-wooden-village-southern-chinas
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Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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The Adena pipe is shedding light on possible thyroid disease in early
Ohio:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-reveal-ancient-thyroid-disease-science.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uoc-uar100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004100016.htm

Arrowheads from near Forked Creek (Illinois):

http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/daily-southtown/news/ct-sta-arrowheads-found-in-forest-st-1004-story.html

Still seeking the origins of Fort Salem:

https://www.timesgazette.com/news/31378/origins-of-fort-salem-in-highland-co-remain-unknown

... and Camp Security:

https://www.yorkdispatch.com/story/news/2018/10/03/friends-camp-security-still-looking-revolutionary-war-camp-site/1508794002/

Feature on Poverty Point:

https://www.news-journal.com/opinion/pool-the-riches-of-poverty-point/article_11f5624c-c5a4-11e8-9304-83f9a39355f2.html

Berkeley ponders how to handle Native American human remains:

https://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/UC-Berkeley-struggles-with-how-to-return-Native-13270422.php

Studying newspaper attacks on Aaron Burr:

https://www.timesunion.com/local/article/Grondahl-When-they-went-negative-on-Aaron-Burr-13275609.php

More on that 'woman in the iron coffin' from Queens:

https://www.livescience.com/63739-woman-in-iron-coffin.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/identity-of-new-yorks-150yearold-mummy-the-woman-in-the-iron-coffin-finally-revealed/

More on the dig at Fort/Camp Douglas (Utah):

https://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Archaeologists-search-for-military-artifacts-at-13270149.php
https://fox13now.com/2018/09/30/uniquely-utah-artifacts-dug-up-from-fort-douglas/

More on lead poisoning and the Franklin Expedition:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/09/did-lead-poisoning-finish-off-a-doomed-arctic-expedition/

... and the recent finds:

https://www.livescience.com/63704-franklin-expedition-artifacts-recovered.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7002-181001-erebus-artificial-horizon

More on the identification of the Lake Serpent shipwreck:

https://apnews.com/ceecc0f9727248459aa77e5025c7d539
https://www.wsbradio.com/news/national/mystery-solved-shipwreck-may-oldest-found-lake-erie/FtHPTdZXQhT1ce1KcOYSEN/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7018-181005-ohio-shipwreck-examined
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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On the revival of interest in the pre-Hispanic ball game:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/28/la_serpiente_emplumada/1538171470_920748.html

More on LiDAR and Maya remains in Guatemala:

https://www.osa-opn.org/home/newsroom/2018/october/lidar_reveals_more_maya_ruins_in_the_rainforest/
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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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An interesting 500 years bp document reveals Henry VII's support for
travellers to the New World:

https://www.livescience.com/63757-first-english-led-voyage-to-america.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-10-evidence-english-voyage-america.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7016-181005-parchment-tax-roll

They've apparently authenticated the relics of St Ambrose:

http://www.newliturgicalmovement.org/2018/10/authenticity-of-st-ambroses-relics.html

Studying early 'Hispano-American' maps:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-hand-drawn-imitated-days-hispano-american-cartography.html

Pondering dog domestication vs being pals with wild varieties:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-domesticated-dogs-werent-friend.html

Reflecting on human zoos:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/26/649600217/where-human-zoos-once-stood-a-belgian-museum-now-faces-its-colonial-past

On Samuel Morton's skull collection:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-19th-century-skull-samuel-morton.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/uop-ant092718.php

Latest on the Shroud of Turin and its chapel:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/chapel-holy-shroud-reopens-1358287

The 2018 MacArthur fellows:

https://www.macfound.org/programs/fellows/

Cambridge has digitized one of Virginia Woolf's books:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-45657689

Apparently we ignored James Cook's advice:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/postcolonial-blog/2018/jul/23/when-celebrating-captain-cook-lets-remember-the-advice-he-ignored

On the history of artifact collecting:

https://www.dailyherald.com/entlife/20181001/artifact-collecting-dates-to-the-beginning-of-time

Feature on 'Chinook Jargon':

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20181002-north-americas-nearly-forgotten-language

On early humans' belief in the afterlife:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/10/05/human-ancestors-believed-in-the-afterlife/

More on the model for Courbet's 'Origin of the World':

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/01/arts/design/courbet-origin-of-the-world.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Bruegel:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2018/oct/01/pieter-bruegel-the-elder-review-kunsthistorisches-museum-vienna
https://www.dw.com/en/the-pioneer-of-seek-and-find-pictures-pieter-bruegel-on-show-in-vienna/a-45709072
https://www.dw.com/en/pieter-bruegel-once-in-a-lifetime/g-45710032
http://www.insidebruegel.net/

Corot:

https://www.npr.org/2018/10/03/653704714/at-the-end-of-his-career-this-19th-century-artist-painted-as-he-pleased?sc=ipad&f=1008
https://www.nga.gov/exhibitions/2018/corot-women.html

Germ City:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/over-the-years-new-york-city-has-had-an-epidemic-of-plagues/2018/09/28/29f03aca-c103-11e8-9005-5104e9616c21_story.html
https://www.mcny.org/exhibition/germ-city

London 1938:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/oct/05/berlin-recreates-nazi-baiting-art-exhibition-from-1938

Stiles and Clap documents:

https://news.yale.edu/2018/10/02/beinecke-displays-documents-early-yale-history-founders-day

Berthouville Hoard:

http://www.nyu.edu/content/nyu/en/about/news-publications/news/2018/october/nyu-isaw-presents-largest-and-best-preserved-hoard-of-ancient-si.html

Ribera:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20181003-ribera-was-this-the-vision-of-a-sadist
https://www.dulwichpicturegallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/2018/september/ribera-art-of-violence/

200 years of Silent Night:

https://www.dw.com/en/celebrating-200-years-of-silent-night/a-45715825

From Madras to Bangalore:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45506092
https://www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/from-madras-to-bangalore/

Rome: City and Empire:

http://theconversation.com/rome-city-empire-contains-wonderful-objects-but-elides-the-bloody-cost-of-imperialism-104138
https://menafn.com/1097519378/Rome-CityEmpire-contains-wonderful-objects-but-elides-the-bloody-cost-of-imperialism
http://www.nma.gov.au/exhibitions/rome-city-and-empire

Pompeii:

https://www.vcstar.com/story/news/local/communities/simi-valley/2018/10/02/reagan-library-pompeii-exhibit-opens-saturday-simi-valley/1449181002/
https://www.vcstar.com/picture-gallery/news/local/2018/10/03/look-inside-pompeii-exhibit/1502234002/

Funding for the Mystic Seaport Museum:

http://www.wnpr.org/post/mystic-seaport-museum-will-use-federal-grant-rehabilitate-historic-fishing-schooner

More on the Troy Museum:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/10/01/dream-museum-to-be-opened-in-ancient-city-of-troy

More reflections on the Brazil fire:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/kindling-for-the-fire-why-brazil-s-lost-research-archives-are-irreplaceable
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AT THE AUCTIONS
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An Einstein letter is coming to auction:

https://www.livescience.com/63741-einstein-god-letter-auctioned-christies.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest virtual unravelling (but no revelation of content) of a burnt
scroll
comes from the 16th century:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-scientists-virtually-unravel-burnt-16th.html

Very interesting imaging techniques applied to an ancient Egyptian sock:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2018/oct/04/imaging-tool-unravels-secrets-of-childs-sock-from-ancient-egypt
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7017-181005-antinoupolis-child-sock

Using ZooMS to analyze bone material:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/10/ancient-humans-neanderthals-denisovans/571966/

They've generated som 3d models of the Sutton Hoo ship:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-45749285

Feature on LiDAR:

https://www.csmonitor.com/Technology/2018/1005/A-laser-revolution-How-lidar-is-changing-the-way-we-see-the-world

More on examining mummies at the cellular level:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-ct-technology-helps-scientists-unravel-mummies-secrets-180970443/

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Studying the cooling effect of preindustrial fires:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181003110429.htm

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Studying Scythian genetic variation:

https://phys.org/news/2018-10-broad-genetic-variation-pontic-caspian-steppe.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-10/su-bgv100318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181004112558.htm

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Xlendi:

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20181001/local/deep-dive-into-ancient-history-off-xlendi.690337

Machu Picchu:

https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/turismo/2018/09/quando-ir-e-o-que-trazer-de-lembranca-de-machu-picchu-no-peru.shtml

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CRIME BEAT
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All sorts of apparently purloined antiquities found buried in an sugar
company executive's garden:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/chennai/21-more-sculptures-unearthed/article25146068.ece

Graffiti at a cave site in Sedona:

https://www.verdenews.com/news/2018/sep/30/taggers-vandalize-historic-site-video/

Another bust in Syria:

https://www.urdupoint.com/en/world/smuggling-of-roman-antiquities-prevented-in-s-445563.html

Someone in Cyprus was selling fake antiquities:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/10/06/man-arrested-for-selling-fake-antiquities/

Latest Anonymous Swiss Collector Culture Crime News:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/2018/10/culture-crime-news-1-7-october-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/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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Turkey is looking to retrieve some mosaics from the US:

http://www.yenisafak.com/en/arts-culture/turkey-to-retrieve-roman-mosaics-from-us-in-a-month-3462508
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n39.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n40.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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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/2781-audio-news-from-archaeologica-23-september-29-september-2018
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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-americas-68th-annual-conference-center-latin-american

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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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

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