explorator 21.20

3 views
Skip to first unread message

rogueclassicist

unread,
Sep 11, 2018, 10:21:20 AM9/11/18
to
===============================================================
explorator 21.20 September 9, 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, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David
Critchley, Mata Kimasitayo, Richard Miller, Jan Bailey, Richard C.
Griffiths, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. ... we seem to have had another incident of multiple copies being
sent; as far as I was able to figure out, it might have been a yahoo
issue or a comcast issue (or combination of both); possibly a hiccuping
server along the way too.


================================================================
EARLY HOMINIDS
================================================================
On homo sapiens' early adaptation to the rain forest environment in
South Asia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-secrets-early-human-ancestors-african.html


Some humour from the Onion:

https://www.theonion.com/evolution-definitively-proven-as-scientists-cap
ture-fir-1828752402
================================================================
AFRICA
================================================================
More on nomadic herders' legacy in Africa:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-wildlife-hot-spots
-in-kenya-arose-where-prehistoric-nomads-camped-1.6435626
================================================================
ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
Remains of a Neolithic village at Tell el-Samara:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-secrets-early-human-ancestors-african.html
https://www.egyptindependent.com/oldest-neolithic-village-in-egypts-nile
-delta-uncovered/
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/03/rare-neolithic-era-village-discove
red-in-dakahlia/
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/03/older-than-pharaohs-archaeologist
s-unearth-5000-year-old-village/
https://www.livescience.com/63509-ancient-egyptian-village-predates-phar
aohs.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-egypt-archaeology-discovery/
archeologists-find-neolithic-remains-in-nile-delta-idUSKCN1LI0OZ
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/ancient-egyptian-village-found-nile-d
elta-predated-pharaohs-archaeologists-say-n905806
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/egypt-ancient-villa
ge-nile-delta-neolithic-era-pharaoh-tel-al-samara-a8519901.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/03/c_137439525.htm
https://www.news.com.au/world/breaking-news/neolithic-remains-found-in-n
ile-delta/news-story/d640a41dc8f40d6fb84b1ebe5406fa0f
http://www.euronews.com/2018/09/02/ancient-egyptian-village-found-nile-d
elta-predated-pharaohs-archaeologists-say-n905806
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-archaeologists-unearth-neolithic-
village-two-thousand-years-1101767
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6942-180904-egypt-neolithic-farming

A 'rocky' necropolis find at Lisht (we may have mentioned this one;
dating still isn't clear):

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57159/Rocky-cemetery-uncovered-in-Li
sht-area-Giza
https://www.egyptindependent.com/pharaonic-cemetery-found-near-of-senuse
rt-i-pyramid/
http://www.ibtimes.sg/egypt-archaeology-stone-cemetery-discovered-near-p
yramid-king-senusert-i-27291
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/05/c_137447506.htm
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/egyptian-diggers-discover-new-phar
aonic-cemetery-1182568
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6947-180905-egypt-lisht-tombs

The big news this week (of course) was the fire at the Museum in
Brazil; Egypt was concerned for Egyptian artifacts there:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/310814/Egypt/Politics-/
Egypt-expresses-great-sorrow-for-loss-to-world-her.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57068/Antiquities-Ministry-seeks-tru
th-on-status-of-Egyptian-artifacts-at
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/03/hundreds-of-ancient-egyptian-anti
quities-feared-destroyed-in-brazil-museum-fire/
https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20180904-egypt-seeks-detailed-report-o
n-artifacts-at-brazils-burnt-museum/
https://www.albawaba.com/editorchoice/700-egyptian-artifacts-face-uncert
ain-fate-after-brazil-museum-went-flames-1181324
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article217918915.html
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2018/09/05/egypt-concerned-over-damaged-brazi
l-museum-monuments-due-to-fire-offers-assistance/

... and eventually we heard some specifics:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311017/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/UPDATED-piece-Egyptian-collection-at-Brazils-Natio.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/57213/Preliminary-report-700-Egyptia
n-artifacts-destroyed-in-Brazil-museum-fire
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/07/c_137450404.htm

[more on the fire in the Classics section and the Museum section]

Egypt has opened a 6th dynasty tomb to tourists:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/57305/Egypt-opens-tomb-dating-back-t
o-6th-dynasty-for-tourists
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/311129/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Egypt-inaugurates-tomb-of-sixth-dynasty-Vizier-Meh.aspx
https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/09/egypt-opens-old-kingdom-tomb-to-p
ublic-for-the-first-time/

Remains of a 2500 years bp Persian palace in Turkey:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/09/07/2500-year-old-persian-pala
ce-found-at-turkeys-oluz-mound

A pile of Hellenistic seal impressions from Maresha:

http://huc.edu/news/2018/09/04/hundreds-hellenistic-period-seal-impressi
ons-discovered-maresha-israel
https://www.timesofisrael.com/1020-untouched-clay-sealings-discovered-af
ter-two-millennia-in-hidden-cave/

There's been some underwater surveying going on off the coast of Israel
in anticipation of the Leviathan pipeline project:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-archaeology-israel-natgas/under-the-s
ea-antiquities-make-way-for-israels-leviathan-pipeline-idUSKCN1LM1IR
http://www.israelhayom.com/2018/09/07/underwater-antiquities-make-way-fo
r-israels-leviathan-pipeline/
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/israeli-archaeologists-protect-an-anci
ent-ports-treasures-from-pipeline-construction

Remains of a 1000 years bp mosque near Al Ain (UAE):

https://www.thenational.ae/uae/heritage/archaeologists-uncover-uae-s-ear
liest-mosque-at-al-ain-site-1.768052
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/news/general/photos-1000-year-old-mosque-di
scovered-in-uae
https://gulfnews.com/news/uae/government/uae-s-earliest-mosque-found-in-
al-ain-1.2275856
http://www.gulftoday.ae/portal/96be62c1-1689-4ff6-a22f-1fa8547d133a.aspx

Feature on the pomegranate in the ANE:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium.MAGAZINE-before-judaism-the
-8-000-year-old-history-of-pomegranate-reverence-1.6461970

Feature on Babylonian beer:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/new-findings-confirm-that-bronze-
age-babylonians-really-loved-beer
================================================================
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
A farmer found a pair of Minoan burials on Crete (I think we mentioned
this one):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/greek-farmer-stumbles-3400-yea
r-old-tomb-hidden-below-his-olive-grove-180970197/
https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/08/24/spectacular-sk
eletons-unearthed-from-bronze-age-chamber-tomb-on-crete/#67cca39d547c

An just to confuse the issue, another pair of Minoan burials were found
in Siteia (also Crete):

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/02/archaeological-excavation-un
covers-two-grave-sites-from-the-middle-minoan-in-ne-crete/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/32419-two-rich-burials-di
scovered-in-excavations-at-petras-cemetery-on-crete-island.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6948-180906-crete-petras-burials

Not sure if we've mentioned this Minoan palace from Zorinthos:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/07/more-details-of-minoan-palac
e-found-in-crete-come-to-light/

Results of this year's dig on Kythnos:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/04/greeces-new-archaeological-d
iscovery-the-ancient-city-of-kythnos-photos/
https://www.argophilia.com/news/archaeologists-make-stunning-new-discove
ries-on-kythnos/220935/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/05/stunning-new-archaeological-discov
ery-made-on-kythnos-island/

Interesting Roman statue head from Pleven:

https://www.novinite.com/articles/191938/Unique+Find%3A+Roman+Statue+Hea
d+Found+at+Excavations+near+Pleven
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6941-180904-bulgaria-roman-head

A Roman mosaic from ancient Aventicum (Switzerland):

https://www.thelocal.ch/20180906/richly-decorated-roman-mosaic-uncovered
-during-swiss-building-works

We're just beginning to get word in English of this coin hoard find in
the theatre of Como:

https://www.france24.com/en/20180908-roman-gold-coins-discovered-italian
-theatre

A gladiator relief from Nicopolis ad Istrum:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/06/ancient-relief-with-gladiato
r-fight-discovered-in-roman-city-of-nicopolis-ad-istrum-near-bulgarias-v
eliko-tarnovo/

An interesting 'bird basin' from the Netherlands:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2018/09/bird-basin-is-unique-find-could-ch
ange-ideas-about-romans-in-nl/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6944-180904-netherlands-roman-basin

Somewhat shocking account of the fate of a Roman fountain in
Colchester:

http://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/16690454.council-admits-disposing-of-
roman-relic-12-years-on/
https://inews.co.uk/news/ancient-roman-ruin-left-to-disintegrate-by-coun
cil-who-left-it-outside/
https://www.localgov.co.uk/Council-disposed-of-ancient-Roman-artefact/
45973

A set of frescoes from Pompeii were victims of the fire at the Brazil
Museum:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-09-03/brazil-museum-fire-destroys-collec
tion/10195034
https://nationalpost.com/news/world/they-survived-pompeiis-explosion-but
-these-historical-treasures-are-now-feared-lost-in-rios-flames

A data base for studying Isis worship on the Iberian peninsula:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180904114759.htm

We've heard about this Roman basilica in an Iznik lake ... there might
be a pagan temple beneath:

https://www.livescience.com/63498-ancient-church-hidden-in-turkey-lake.h
tml
https://www.livescience.com/63496-ancient-basilica-turkey-photos.html
https://www.iflscience.com/environment/a-giant-artifact-from-the-ancient
-world-has-been-lurking-in-this-lake-for-centuries/

Interesting study of a Roman watermill:

http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/ancient-roman-watermill-hides-clu
es-workers-took-few-months

A nice intro to Pompeii:

https://smarthistory.org/pompeii-an-introduction/

On invective in Roman politics:

https://www.livescience.com/63473-insults-politics-ancient-rome.html

On Roman soldiers' 'energy' drink:

https://qz.com/quartzy/1372506/posca/

On the labyrinth not really ever existing:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/minotaur-s-labyrinth-was-always-just-
a-myth-says-scholar-7rc6bgl02

On the Elgin/Parthenon marbles being 'fake' (I'll be blogging on this
one next week):

https://greekcitytimes.com/2018/09/06/british-art-historian-calls-stolen
-parthenon-sculptures-fake/
https://eu.greekreporter.com/2018/09/06/british-historian-claims-elgin-m
arbles-are-fakes/

On Brexit and the Elgin/Parthenon marbles:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/long_reads/elgin-marbles-parthenon-sc
ulptures-ancient-greece-british-museum-brexit-a8520406.html

Interview with Mary Beard:

http://time.com/5385434/mary-beard-interview-civilisations/

Applying network analysis in a hamfisted sort of way to the Odyssey:

http://theconversation.com/how-we-showed-homers-odyssey-is-not-pure-fict
ion-with-a-little-help-from-facebook-102302

cf: https://www.forbes.com/sites/matthewgabriele/2018/09/05/
facebook-homers-odyssey/

Teaching ancient art in the #metoo era:

https://hyperallergic.com/456269/how-to-teach-ancient-art-in-the-age-of-
metoo/

On how Eratosthenes figured out the world was round:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/05/how-the-greeks-knew-that-the
-earth-was-round-2500-years-ago/

On some influential Roman women:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/leading-women-ancient-rome-liv
ia-octavia-agrippina-messalina/

Review of *The Silence of the Girls*:

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/books/book-reviews/feminist-ret
elling-of-homers-classic-breaks-the-silence-of-troys-women-37268629.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45368271
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/revisiting-the-iliad-
from-the-womens-perspective/2018/09/06/3e4365b8-aafd-11e8-a8d7-0f63ab8b1
370_story.html

-----
Latest reviews from BMCR:

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

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
================================================================
EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
A Paleolithic mammoth kill site from Austria:

https://metro.co.uk/2018/09/07/grisly-ancient-stone-age-woolly-mammoth-k
ill-site-discovered-7922563/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6954-180907-austria-mammoth-tusk

Evidence of 7200 years bp cheese from a pot from Croatia:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-earliest-mediterranean-cheese-production-r
evealed.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/p-emc082818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905142048.htm
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-45408848
https://www.livescience.com/63500-ancient-cheese-mediterranean.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/09/06/scientists-find-evidence-700
0-year-old-cheese-neolithic-villages/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/early-mediterranean-chees
e-05092018/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-7200-year-old-ch
eese-ancient-food-chemistry/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traces-7200-year-old-cheese-fo
und-croatia-180970224/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6946-180905-croatia-neolithic-cheese

Feature/update on the Bronze Age Varhegy site:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/20904013/archaeological-site-reveals-life-in-
the-bronze-age.html

A 14th century coin hoard from the Kaliakra Fortress:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/09/03/decline-of-bulgarian-byzanti
ne-empires-before-ottoman-conquest-revealed-by-tatar-plunder-treasure-po
t-from-black-sea-fortress-kaliakra/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6953-180907-bulgaria-coin-hoard

A detectorist find from 2016 has been declared treasure:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/detectorist-discovers-treasure-east-devon
-1967853

Drought conditions have also revealed sites in Denmark:

http://cphpost.dk/news/warm-summer-helping-the-flying-archaeologists-to-
identify-ancient-settlements.html

... and we're still hearing from the UK on that score:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/bridgnorth/much-wenlock/
2018/09/04/how-shropshires-hidden-history-has-been-uncovered-by-the-long
-hot-summer/

Not sure if we mentioned this medieval board game find from a Russian
castle:

https://www.newsweek.com/medieval-russia-ancient-board-game-discovered-s
ecret-castle-chamber-1108818

Access to a 2400 years bp site in Jumilla has been improved:

https://murciatoday.com/improved-access-to-2400_year_old-archaeological-
site-in-jumilla_634843-a.html

Plans to restore a gothic cellar site in Paris:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2018/09/06/a-paris-le-cellier-gothique-des-abbes-
dourscamp-va-etre-restaure/

A WWI training trench from Spike Island:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/breakingnews/ireland/spike-island-dig-unco
vers-first-world-war-training-trench-867272.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6952-180907-ireland-training-trench

Remembering the sinking of the Princess Alice:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44800309

Feature on Colonel Blood:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/podcasts/retropod/colonel-blood-the-scoun
drel-who-tried-to-steal-great-britains-crown-jewels-1/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/08/01/swedens-cro
wn-jewel-heist-isnt-historys-craziest-ask-the-brits-about-colonel-blood/

Reviewish piece on Peter Bogucki, *Barbarians*:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ancient-clues-voice-silent-cultures.html

More on Sicilian amber in Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-sicilian-amber-western-europe-pre-dates.ht
ml
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/prehistoric-sicily-was-an-early-s
ource-of-amber

What Anglo Saxon teeth reveal about modern health:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-anglo-saxon-teeth-modern-health.html

More on hidden tunnels at Culzean Castle:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hidden-medieval-door-leading-s
mugglers-caves-discovered-underneath-scottish-castle-180970172/

More on 'hunger stones' appearing as water levels decrease:

http://mentalfloss.com/article/555669/hunger-stones-bearing-ominous-mess
ages-have-resurfaced-drought-stricken-europe

More on Shakespearean theatres reopening:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-one-first-theaters-per
form-shakespeares-plays-will-open-public-after-400-years-180970188/
-----
Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
I think we mentioned this Ming Dynasty grotto from Shaanxi:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d3249544f79457a6333566d54/share.html

French and Afghan archaeologists are working at Ghonghola:

https://menafn.com/1097377990/Afghan-French-archeologists-doing-research
-on-Ghoghola

Feature on Nur Jahan:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-45319055

Replicating a Maori sail:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/northern-advocate/news/article.cfm?c_id=15034
50&objectid=12120904

On Maori oral traditions about moas:

https://theconversation.com/dead-as-the-moa-oral-traditions-show-that-ea
rly-maori-recognised-extinction-101738
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oral-history-suggests-maori-pr
overbs-bird-extinction-mirrored-fears-indigenous-groups-own-decline-1809
70225/

-----

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b
917a20ae5
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
I think we mentioned this bone arrowhead find from the Yukon:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/arrowhead-demster-highway-archaeolo
gist-yukon-1.4805547
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6943-180904-canada-bone-arrowhead

On the use of turtle shells as musical instruments in the early
southeastern US:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/fsu-tss090518.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905115706.htm
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-turtle-shells-musical-instruments-indigeno
us.html

... while a bunch of stone artifacts from Colorado may have been
percussion instruments:

https://www.9news.com/article/news/local/stone-artifacts-could-be-colora
dos-oldest-percussion-instruments/73-590995639
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6945-180905-colorado-percussion-instrume
nt

Studying 1000 years bp bones from Frio County (Texas):

https://www.kens5.com/article/news/local/txdot-archaeologists-study-thou
sand-year-old-human-bones/273-592006074
https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Ancient-remains-discovere
d-in-Frio-County-13213719.php

Bones from a site in Hampton (Va) are 900 years bp:

https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/hampton/native-american-bones-uncov
ered-in-hampton-date-back-to-900-ad-archaeologists-say/1426449925
https://www.virginiafirst.com/news/native-american-bones-uncovered-in-ha
mpton-date-back-to-900-ad-archaeologists-say/1427903307

Finds from various periods from a Salem site:

https://www.statesmanjournal.com/story/news/2018/09/07/archaeology-dig-p
olice-facility-site-uncovers-clues-early-salem/1197093002/

Hyping a dig at Nine Mile Canyon (Utah):

http://www.moabsunnews.com/news/article_4841ed9a-b1e8-11e8-9fee-633353c0
2a14.html

Resuming a dig at an 18th century mansion in Georgetown:

https://thedcline.org/2018/09/06/archaeologist-completes-long-stalled-ex
cavation-at-1787-mansion-in-georgetown/

A cache of Klondike Gold Rush era coins from the Yukon:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/dawson-city-old-coins-1.4811814
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6949-180906-klondike-gold-rush-coins

I think we mentioned this identification of a Lake Erie shipwreck as
the Lake Serpent:

https://www.cleveland.com/metro/index.ssf/2018/08/underwater_explorers_r
esearch.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6940-180831-lake-erie-shipwreck-excavat
ed

Identifying (sort of) an 18th century burial at Louisbourg from three
buttons:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/09/07/3-strange-butt
ons-help-archaeologists-identify-18th-century-skeleton-as-foreign-born-s
oldier/#73a1e48327bf

Studying strands of hair from Franklin expedition members is shedding
light on lead poisoning claims:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-strands-hair-member-franklin-clues.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/mu-soh090518.php

================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
The Americas' oldest (probably) human remains were victims of the
Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.livescience.com/63489-brazil-museum-fire-luzia.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/brazils-museum-fire-destroyed-am
ericas-oldest-human-remains-dating-back-nearly-12000-years/

Evidence of human cultivation on Brazil's coast some 4800 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-coastal-brazil-early-farming.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uoy-csi090318.php

Tauary burial urns from Brazil*:

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Ancient-Amazonian-Funeral-Urns-Fo
und-in-Brazil-Archaelogists-20180902-0005.html

Making connections between Copan and El Chorro*:

https://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Copan-Excavations-In-Honduras-Rev
eal-Royal-Connections-20180903-0017.html

Trying to touristify evidence of slavery in Barbados:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/travel/barbados-slavery-history.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
================================================================
Latest botched art restoration:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/07/mary-and-jesus-given-garis
h-robes-in-botched-spanish-restoration
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45455125

I think we mentioned this discussion of the term 'Stone Age':

https://theconversation.com/australian-archaeologists-dropped-the-term-s
tone-age-decades-ago-and-so-should-you-47275
https://phys.org/news/2018-08-australian-archaeologists-term-stone-age.h
tml

Feature on Labour Day:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/us/what-is-labor-day.html

Suggestion that the Mona Lisa had a thyroid issue:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/health/2018/09/07/doctor-mona-lisa-sick-mxp-v
px.hln

Some coverage of the EAA conference in Barcelona:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/uob-mt3090518.php

Pondering mmhmm:

https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2018/08/17/606002607/ready-for-a
-linguistic-controversy-say-mhmm

Pondering what Jesus looked like:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/in-a-forensic-pilgrimage-a-scholar-asks-wh
at-did-jesus-look-like/

Feature on a collector of Napoleonic items:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/design/french-collector-napoleon
-paris-biennale.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

On shoes in fairy tales:

https://theconversation.com/from-tech-to-fetish-shoes-in-fairy-tales-are
-a-mark-of-status-93948

... and the recovery of Judy Garland's slippers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-45418657

Colourizing WWI photos to try to identify some nurses:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-45418762

Feature on duels:

https://theconversation.com/pistols-at-dawn-why-theres-more-to-duelling-
than-whats-seen-on-our-screens-101665

Latest thoughts on Dog Domestication:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=26946
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/dog-ritual-sacrifice
-ancient-siberia/569512/

An online plant database of interest:

https://www.npr.org/2018/09/02/641310268/centuries-old-plant-collection-
now-online-a-treasure-trove-for-researchers

Pondering volcanoes and Waterloo:

https://www.livescience.com/63494-napoleon-defeat-waterloo-volcano.html

Pondering archaeologists' treatment of human remains:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/09/07/when-is-it-ok-for-arch
aeologists-to-dig-up-the-dead/

Feature on Victorian 'Magic Lanterns':

https://www.livescience.com/63508-magic-lantern-victorian-netflix.html

Review of MacGregor, *Living with the Gods*:

https://www.standard.co.uk/lifestyle/books/living-with-the-gods-on-belie
fs-and-peoples-by-neil-macgregor-review-a3929036.html
================================================================
MUSEUM MATTERS
================================================================
Coverage of the Brazil Museum fire:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/02/world/americas/national-museum-brazil
-fire.html
https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/03/america/
1535935296_562657.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/fire-engulfs-brazil-nation
al-museum-rio
https://www.npr.org/2018/09/03/644284093/in-brazils-national-museum-fire
-officials-fear-incalculable-loss-of-artifacts
https://www.dw.com/en/fire-at-brazil-national-museum-engulfs-200-year-ol
d-building/a-45329013
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/inferno-wipes-out-90-of-brazil-museum
-s-cultural-treasures-xb32q9jfd
https://www.cnn.com/2018/09/02/americas/brazil-national-museum-fire-intl
/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/firefighters-battle-fi
re-at-esteemed-rio-de-janeiro-museum/2018/09/02/e7a11394-af12-11e8-8b53-
50116768e499_story.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/museum-fire-brazil-museu-nacional-rio-de-ja
neiro-200-years-history-scientific-collection
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45392668
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/rio-museum-fire-brazil
-national-video-latest-de-janiero-a8520001.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/106780963/firefighters-battle-mas
sive-blaze-at-brazil-museum
https://www.yahoo.com/news/fire-engulfs-national-museum-one-brazils-olde
st-031514580.html
https://apnews.com/7810839883784c838189beeec7b377b9
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/09/news-museu-nacional-f
ire-rio-de-janeiro-natural-history/

... and things lost (in general):

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/science/brazil-museum-fire.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/here-s-what-we-know-so-far-has-survived-the
-museum-fire-in-brazil
https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/09/brazil-rio-de-janeir
o-museum-fire/569299/
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-national-museum-rio-relics-world.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-09-survived-brazil-museum.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45395774
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/04/brazil-national-museum-fir
e-collection-destroyed-not-insured
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/brazils-national-museum-wh
at-could-be-lost-in-the-fire
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/09/06/ciencia/1536224039_526308.html
https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/09/03/actualidad/
1535989751_418912.html
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/acabou-tudo-diz-museolog
o-apos-visitar-destruido-museu-nacional-no-rio.shtml
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06192-9
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6951-180906-brazil-museum-fire

... and there were concerns before connected to funding cuts:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/04/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.htm
l?smid=nytcore-ios-share
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/sep/03/brazilians-mourn-museums-p
riceless-collection-amid-anger-at-funding-cuts
https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/cotidiano/2018/09/em-1844-diretor-do-museu
-nacional-ja-se-queixava-de-condicoes-precarias-e-falta-de-recursos.shtm
l
https://www.ft.com/content/44e65120-af92-11e8-8d14-6f049d06439c

... and at least one strange reaction scene:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/The-Latest-Brazilians-mour
n-museum-destroyed-in-13201270.php


... and plenty of afterthoughts:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-latest-updates-brazi
ls-devastating-national-museum-fire-180970232/
https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Firefighters-battle-fire-a
t-esteemed-Rio-de-13200666.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-45404310
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2018/09/08/lessons-from-the-destructio
n-of-the-national-museum-of-brazil
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=9559
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/?p=2863
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/artifacts-destroyed-brazil-dev
astating-national-museum-fire-180970194/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-are-latest-updates-brazi
ls-devastating-national-museum-fire-180970232/
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/opinion/fire-brazil-national-museum.h
tml
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/03/world/americas/brazil-museum-fire.htm
l?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Animal-shaped vessels:

https://www.thehour.com/entertainment/article/Animal-themed-drinkware-sh
ows-ancients-partied-in-13200009.php
https://www.oaoa.com/people/entertainment/article_13b18ca8-2574-58db-9d6
c-ef4dfe56c736.html
https://www.recorder.com/Animal-themed-drinkware-shows-ancients-partied-
in-beast-mode-19900266

Ancient Prayer:

https://m.jpost.com/Israel-News/13th-century-prayerbook-goes-on-display-
for-first-time-in-30-years-566337

Tut:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/09/06/king-tutankhamun-exhibition-will-
move-from-los-angeles-to-paris/

Vikings:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/the-vikings-are-coming-star-finds-to-go-on-s
how-in-norwich-castle-museum-s-new-exhibition-1-5684471

Tortoiseshell art:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/gallery-tortoiseshell-art-naples
.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Fontana and Anguissola:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/madrids-prado-museum-will-spot
light-pioneering-duo-female-renaissance-artists-180970214/

The Louvre Abu Dhabi is delaying the reveal of the Salvator Mundi:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45403862
https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Abu-Dhabi-delays-exhibitio
n-of-da-Vinci-s-13200907.php

================================================================
AT THE AUCTIONS
================================================================
More on the auction of those Titanic items:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-08-31/bankrupt-titanic-exhi
bitor-sets-biggest-sale-ever-of-ship-relics
================================================================
THE TECHY SIDE
================================================================
Identifying the bones used to make tools:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-technology-animal-bones-ancient-tools.html


================================================================
ON THE DNA FRONT
================================================================
Interesting DNA study of some Alemannic burials found in the 1960s:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-dna-early-medieval-alemannic-warriors.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/09/180905184821.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-09/er-doe090418.php
https://www.livescience.com/63506-germanic-warrior-genetics.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-ancient-germanic-warriors-
adopt-hostage-children-180970230/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6950-180906-germanic-warrior-dna

Studying Ashkenazic DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2018-09-ashkenazic-jews-mysterious-unravelled-scie
ntists.html

Anxiously awaiting results of a study of DNA from some Harappan
remains:

https://www.thebetterindia.com/158200/rakhigarhi-haryana-harappan-civili
sation-indo-aryan-theory/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Diocletianopolis:

https://www.euscoop.com/en/article/diocletianopolis-ancient-roman-town-h
isarya-bulgaria

Jerash:

https://www.thenational.ae/lifestyle/imperial-jerash-where-history-seeps
-from-the-ancient-stones-1.767336

Shanghai:

https://www.shine.cn/feature/art-culture/1809091812/

================================================================
PERFORMANCES
================================================================
On how the Rhineland influenced Beethoven's music:

https://www.dw.com/en/beethoven-made-in-the-rhineland/a-45380625

... in a similar veign:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/anton-reicha-ivan-ilic-bee
thoven.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Gospel at Colonus:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/theater/gospel-at-colonus-review-dela
corte.html

Peterloo (movie):

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180906-film-review-peterloo-is-a-mass
acre-that-speaks-to-today

Rush:

https://www.npr.org/643764214

================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A major/important bust in Greece:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/09/06/man-arrested-trying-to-sell-
stolen-ancient-greek-statue/
http://www.startribune.com/greek-police-recover-aphrodite-stolen-from-is
land-museum/492493481/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/museums/greek-police-recove
r-aphrodite-stolen-from-island-museum/2018/09/05/6cb34e42-b10e-11e8-8b53
-50116768e499_story.html


The FBI wants some help finding items stolen by ISIS, apparently:

https://aleteia.org/2018/09/05/fbi-asking-for-help-in-locating-cultural-
artifacts-stolen-by-isis/

Pondering the implications of Operation Demetra:

https://hyperallergic.com/456942/europol-seizure-of-looted-antiquities/

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

Recovery of a couple statues from India stolen in the 1980s:

https://www.timesnownews.com/india/article/stolen-in-1980s-two-statues-b
elonging-to-12th-century-priced-at-a-whopping-rs-35962500-returned-to-in
dia/281150
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/07/arts/music/anton-reicha-ivan-ilic-bee
thoven.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Germany returned some Sican masks to Peru:

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-returns-ancient-gold-funeral-mask-to-peru/
a-45390968
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n35.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n36.html

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

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/


================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Melitta Bentz:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/obituaries/
melitta-bentz-overlooked.html

Randy Weston:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/01/obituaries/randy-weston-dead.html?smi
d=nytcore-ios-share

Jan Ellen Lewis:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/05/obituaries/jan-ellen-lewis-expert-on-
jeffersons-other-family-dies-at-69.html?smid=nytcore-ios-share

Henry Forrester Cleere:

http://whc.unesco.org/en/news/1876

MJ Long:

https://www.architectsjournal.co.uk/news/inspirational-british-library-a
rchitect-mj-long-dies-aged-79/10034833.article
https://www.bdonline.co.uk/news/mj-long-1939-2018/5095403.article

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

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/
2775-audio-news-from-archaeologica-26-august-1-september-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/
================================================================
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
================================================================
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