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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Apparently humans fared better in the wake of the Toba eruption 74 000
years bp than previously thought:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/asu-hti030818.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoct-mhf031218.php
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/12/science/toba-supervolcano-supererupti
on.html
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43377960
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-volcano/stone-age-people-in-s
outh-africa-unharmed-by-supervolcano-eruption-idUSKCN1GO2IK
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/how-ancient-humans-survived-globa
l-volcanic-winter-massive-eruption
http://www.newsweek.com/early-humans-survived-supervolcano-eruption-8405
56
http://www.abc.net.au/news/science/2018-03-13/toba-super-volcano-eruptio
n-saw-some-humans-thrive-on-coast/9532938
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/nature/these-ancient-humans-survive
d-a-supervolcano.aspx
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-humans-weathered-toba-
supervolcano-just-fine-180968479/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6433-180313-volcanic-winter-survival

Evidence of long-distance trade and sophisticated tools in East Africa
320 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-evidence-early-human-evolutiona
ry.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-african-tools-human-technological.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/s-sde030918.php
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43401157
https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/03/15/ciencia/1521139094_739880.html
https://www.theage.com.au/world/scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-comple
x-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the-dawn-of-humanity-20180316-h0xjzu.html
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-humans-turning-point
-20180315-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/
scientists-find-evidence-of-paint-complex-tools-and-climate-chaos-at-the
-dawn-of-humanity/
https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2018/03/15/593591796/
scientists-are-amazed-by-stone-age-tools-they-dug-up-in-kenya
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/deadthings/2018/03/15/
human-behavior-evolution/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/colored-pigments-and-compl
ex-tools-suggest-human-trade-100000-years-earlier-previously-believed-18
0968499/
https://www.archaeology.org/6442-180316-middle-stone-age

On compassion in Neanderthals:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoy-chn031318.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-compassion-neanderthals-survive-reveals.ht
ml
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313130443.htm

On human-denisovan interbreeding:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-modern-humans-interbred-denisovans-history
.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315140733.htm
http://www.latimes.com/science/sciencenow/la-sci-sn-denisovans-humans-ma
ted-20180315-story.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2018/03/15/
humans-bred-with-this-mysterious-species-more-than-once-new-study-shows/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/modern-humans-interbred-with-den
isovans-more-than-once/
https://www.archaeology.org/6439-180315-asia-denisovan-dna

On the role of cheese, wheat, and alcohol in human evolution:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-cheese-wheat-and-alcoh
ol-shaped-human-evolution-180968455/
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AFRICA
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Evidence of cultivation of grain in Saharan Africa 10 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-tao031618.php

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Meneptahs red granite column is the latest item to head to the GEM:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/292502/Heritage/Museums/
King-Meneptah-Column-arrives-at-Grand-Egyptian-Mus.aspx
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6434-180313-egypt-column-moved

On solar alignments in Ancient Egypt:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/151/292945/Egypt/Features/
Solar-alignments-in-Ancient-Egypt.aspx

An undisturbed elite Canaanite burial from Megiddo:

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/megiddo-armageddon-dna-royal
-burial-canaan-archaeology/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3600-year-old-tomb-found-next-
canaanite-palace-might-contain-remains-royal-family-180968487/

A followup of sorts to that story of the Gazan family who found a Roman
site in their backyard:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/gaza-archaeological-s
ite-roman-era-excavation-preservation.html

Feature on Timna:

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=http://www.israelhayom.com/
2018/03/16/uncovering-israels-past-at-timna/&ct=ga&cd=CAIyGjdjY2U2ODQ5NT
MxZWE4Mjc6Y29tOmVuOlVT&usg=AFQjCNHZpajxHVXiJEaYujJT751UxEAgZQ

Feature on the Huqoq mosaics:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/scholars-study/more-on-the-mosaics/

A slow week, so we'll put this item on Mellaart's legacy here (not sure
about the source!):

https://www.livescience.com/61989-famed-archaeologist-created-fakes.html
http://www.newsweek.com/famous-archaeologist-faked-ancient-discoveries-9
000-year-old-site-europe-and-841428
https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/technology/science/famed-british-archa
eologist-james-mellaart-forged-researchers-claim/news-story/50d4d14acf9d
bf7185403465039ba1a8
http://www.news.com.au/technology/science/archaeology/famed-british-arch
aeologist-james-mellaart-forged-researchers-claim/news-story/50d4d14acf9
dbf7185403465039ba1a8

Feature on the portraiture of the Persian royal family:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/persias-dynastic-
portraiture-bejeweled-thrones-and-lavish-decor-message-authority-1809684
75/

In case you never checked out the online version of the DSS:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/dead-sea-sc
rolls/digital-dead-sea-scrolls-finally-available-online/

... and Digital South Arabia:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/03/Digital-South-Arabia

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of the port of Palepolis (near Naples):

http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/15/ancient-naples
-port-found-2_64b282bc-7ebd-46e5-90a1-9736998be415.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6438-180315-naples-ancient-port

A possible early Roman settlement in North Petherton:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/ancient-instruments-and-modern-media-tell-ta
le-women-warriors?#stream/0

Plenty of sites discovered along the route of the Trans-Adriatic
Pipeline:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/03/14/pipeline-construction-reveals
-ancient-greek-treasures/
http://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/30529-more-than-400-archa
eological-excavations-completed-along-trans-adriatic-pipeline-s-path.htm
l
http://www.balkaneu.com/400-archaeological-excavations-investigations-co
mpleted-in-northern-greece/

Interesting miniature Roman mirror frames from a villa site in northern
Bulgaria:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/03/10/archaeologist-discovers-anci
ent-mirrors-roman-villa-estate-ceramics-factory-bulgarias-pavlikeni/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6430-180312-bulgaria-roman-mirrors

Pondering the existence of Amazons:

http://bigthink.com/philip-perry/were-there-ever-any-real-amazon-warrior
-women

Semi-related:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/ancient-instruments-and-modern-media-tell-ta
le-women-warriors?#stream/0

Mosaics from the 'Mansion of Alexander at Amyntaio' are going on
display:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/03/gaza-archaeological-s
ite-roman-era-excavation-preservation.html

Last week our link to a 'fear of archaeologists' in Greece piece
somehow acquired an extra period, so:

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

Matt Gibbs has recreated an ancient Egyptian beer:

https://www.ctvnews.ca/lifestyle/ancient-beer-brought-to-life-by-classic
ist-and-winnipeg-brewery-1.3843821
http://toronto.citynews.ca/2018/03/15/ale-analysis-ancient-beer-brought-
to-life-by-classicist-and-winnipeg-brewery/
http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/canada-profs-4th-century-beer-a-classic
-128843

What Melissa Mueller is up to:

https://www.umass.edu/newsoffice/article/umass-amherst-classics-professo
r-melissa

Features on the Ides of March:

http://www.newsweek.com/idea-march-meaning-what-are-julius-caesar-willia
m-shakespeare-846368
https://www.echoak.com/2018/03/ides-of-march/

... and an opeddish sort of thing on Julius Caesar's assassination:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/jury-is-still-out-on-julius-cae
sar-s-killing-1.3427110

Feature on the Library of Alexandria:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/
biblical-archaeology-places/the-ancient-library-of-alexandria/

... and Alexander in the East:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-
eastern-world/alexander-in-the-east/

On veterans using Homer to readjust after returning from a combat zone:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/homer-can-help-you-war-veterans
-use-ancient-epics-to-cope/2018/03/14/b6cb0e66-273e-11e8-a227-fd2b009466
bc_story.html
https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/Homer-can-help-you-War-veterans-
use-ancient-12751476.php
https://www.sfchronicle.com/news/article/Homer-can-help-you-War-veterans
-use-ancient-12751476.php
http://usa.greekreporter.com/2018/03/16/ancient-greek-epics-help-veteran
s-cope-with-stress/

The 'gate to hell' explanation still has legs:

https://boingboing.net/2018/03/12/why-animals-near-the-ancient-r.html

Pairing the Odyssey with the Watts Rebellion:

http://www.lamag.com/culturefiles/graffiti-palace/

A Latin competition I haven't heard of before:

http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/classics-students-test-translate/

Reviewish sort of thing of Mary Beard's *Women and Power*:

http://hillsdalecollegian.com/2018/03/women-power-redefine-modern-era/

More coverage of Emily Wilson's *Odyssey* translation:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/magazine/new-sentences-from-emily-wil
sons-translation-of-the-odyssey.html
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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

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http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Neolithic(?) tools from Hastings Country Park:

https://www.hastingsobserver.co.uk/news/stone-age-tools-found-as-work-on
-country-park-centre-commences-1-8414507

Evidence that Utrecht was inhabited (sort of) at least back to
Mesolithic times:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/archives/2018/03/utrechts-history-goes-bac
k-11000-years-archaeologists-say/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6437-180314-netherlands-utrecht-habitat
ion

A 2000 years bp gold coin hoard from a Chiddingstone farmer's field:

https://www.kentlive.news/news/rare-hoard-2000-year-old-1334844
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6435-180314-england-gold-coins

Remains of a 1700 years bp feast from Orkney:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/site-of-huge-iron-age-feast-celebrati
on-found-on-orkney-1-4706453
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6440-180315-iron-age-feast

A 13th century Franciscan church find in Nice:

http://www.nicematin.com/culture/a-nice-une-eglise-des-franciscains-cons
truite-en-1250-vient-detre-exhumee-215201

A 15th century 'pot of gold' from the Netherlands:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/15th-century-pot-gold-and-silv
er-found-netherlands-180968515/

Pondering some drawings on a tile found at Lincoln Cathedral:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/idle-doodle-one-old
est-surviving-1327808

Feature on mudlarkers:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43437569

The Irish Potato Famine Project's site looks interesting:

https://irishfamineproject.com/about.html

Reburial of those plague victims found under a school playground in
Edinburgh:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-43436358

On St Albans Abbey's Norman roots:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43314886

More on the 'mass Viking grave' at Repton:

https://www.burtonmail.co.uk/news/burton-news/repton-historian-excited-m
ass-grave-1265188

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Archaeology in Europe Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of Han dynasty artifacts from a tomb complex in Zhouhou:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/14/c_137038119.htm

An interesting Warring States bead from a tomb near Changsha:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/16/c_137043940.htm
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6443-180316-china-horned-eye

An 8th century kiln from the Toshadaiji temple complex:

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201803120001.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6431-180312-toshadaiji-temple-kiln

Remains of a terracotta 'pipeline' from Hampi (date?):

http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/ancient-water-pipeline-f
ound-in-hampi/article23275825.ece

1000+ years bp sites from Bangladesh:

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/03/findings-rewrite-bangladesh-histo
ry-180312102358133.html

Feature on the ongoing dig at Purana Qila:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/digging-deep-ongoing-excavatio
n-at-purana-qila-reveals-new-chapter-in-history-of-delhi-but-no-proof-of
-mahabharata/story-VxWZZpN9G1SVp4hyJVZbUJ.html

Concerns for sites in Mongolia (various reasons):

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-climate-looters-threaten-archaeology-mongo
lia.html
http://theconversation.com/climate-change-and-looters-threaten-the-archa
eology-of-mongolia-91853

Concerns that a new rail line in Lahore threatens sites:

https://www.npr.org/sections/parallels/2018/03/11/591840781/a-new-rail-l
ine-in-lahore-may-damage-heritage-sites-activists-in-pakistan-warn
https://www.npr.org/2018/03/17/594537767/subway-line-could-threaten-sufi
-shrine-in-pakistan?sc=17&f=7

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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
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Remains of a possible slave cemetery at Belvoir Plantation (MD):

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/social-issues/cedar-trees-and-unetc
hed-fieldstones-a-likely-slave-cemetery-is-unearthed-near-annapolis-md/
2018/03/09/ba9560c2-23e8-11e8-badd-7c9f29a55815_story.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/slave-cemetery-may-have-been-d
iscovered-plantation-near-annapolis-180968496/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6421-180312-maryland-belvoir-cemetery

Checking out a shipwreck revealed by a storm on a Maine beach:

http://www.seacoastonline.com/news/20180310/uncovering-secrets-of-york-b
each-shipwreck
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6432-180313-shipwreck-maine-beach

A conservation group has acquired at Chacoan era site in New Mexico:

http://www.metronews.ca/news/world/2018/03/11/preservation-group-acquire
s-chacoan-era-site-in-new-mexico.html

The FBI is getting involved in the hunt for some Civil War gold:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2018/mar/17/fbi-agents-trek-to-site-
where-us-civil-war-gold-is-said-to-be-buried

On America's first known St Patrick's Day celebration:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/03/17/the-incredi
ble-story-of-americas-first-st-patricks-day-celebration/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Climate-change-related concerns for Easter Island moai statues:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/03/14/climate/
easter-island-erosion.html
http://www.elmostrador.cl/agenda-pais/2018/03/17/en-peligro-el-legado-cu
ltural-de-isla-de-pascua/

Feature on that Aztec temple found in Mexico City a while back:

http://discovermagazine.com/2018/apr/the-great-aztec-temple

On the spread of fruit across Latin America:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/03/pre-columbian-people-spread-frui
t-species-across-latin-america/

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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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Assorted St Patrick's Day items:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uosf-ttb031518.php
https://phys.org/news/2018-03-truth-st-patrick-day-celebrations.html
https://www.northjersey.com/story/life/columnists/bill-ervolino/2018/03/
12/st-patricks-day-who-st-patrick-he-italian/415902002/

Pondering Norwegian porridge:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2018/03/09/591957289/the-great-norw
egian-porridge-debate-or-tradition-vs-science?sc=17&f=1007

A possible 'self-caricature' of Michelangelo:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-michelangelo-hidden-caricature-famous.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/w-dmi031418.php
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2018/03/15/michelangelo-s
elf-portrait-found-4_7c8db2c9-6791-4924-9fb6-bc08d503ea6b.html

The purported Amelia Earhart bones thing again:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/08/591950171/new-researc
h-claims-bones-found-80-years-ago-on-pacific-atoll-likely-amelia-earh?sc
=17&f=1007

On genetics and modern language origins:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/new-evidence-fuels-debate-ove
r-the-origin-of-modern-languages/

On the origins of pi:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/origins-pi/

Feature on Mary Magdalene (film hype):

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-43369511

On 'president for life' analogies:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/opinion/presidents-for-life-jinping.h
tml

National Geographic is pondering/confronting its racist history:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2018/03/12/592982327/national-ge
ographic-reckons-with-its-past-for-decades-our-coverage-was-racist
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43384747

The Morgan Library has acquired a pile of James Joyce material:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/15/books/james-joyce-donation-morgan-lib
rary.html

Review of Hughes, *Victorians Undone*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/books/review/victorians-undone-kathry
n-hughes.html

Review of a trio of books on linguistic history:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/books/review/shortlist-language-lingu
istics.html

Review of Kelly, *The Fifth Beginning*:

http://www.dispatch.com/news/20180318/archaeology-were-headed-for-new-ag
e-of-globalism-author-says

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/archyfantasies/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Deir el-Bersha:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/44/292769/Heritage/Museums/
Exhibition-of-artefacts-from-Deir-alBersha-to-open.aspx

In China and Japan, copies are okay in museums:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-in-china-and-japan-a-copy-is-just-as-good-as-
an-original
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Using isotope analysis to determine the diet of some medieval
Finlanders:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uoh-ftp031618.php

Using X Rays on an 11th century religious text:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-high-powered-x
-rays-reveal-scan-text-beneath-11th-century-religious-text-180968492/

Mummies in Brisbane are getting the CT treatment:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/egyptian-mummies-di
gitally-unwrapped-in-brisbane-20180315-p4z4jm.html

More on the Girl with a Pearl Earring:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180314-the-secrets-of-girl-with-a-pea
rl-earring

More on the Mary Rose's cannonballs:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-use-x-rays-preserv
e-cannonballs-found-famous-tudor-ship-180968440/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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DNA testing of some 'Bavarian' women with elongated skulls is leading
to the suggestion they were 'treaty brides':

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-skulls-women-medieval-europe-men.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180313093051.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/jgum-nii031318.php
https://www.livescience.com/62007-pointy-skulls-are-medieval-brides.html
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2018/03/barbarian-huns-dna-germany-m
igration-antiquity-skull/
http://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/history/pointy-skulls-belonged-to-f
oreign-brides-ancient-dna-suggests.aspx
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-did-early-medieval-bavarian
s-import-brides-with-elongated-skulls-1.5895859
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pointy-headed-skulls-germany-1
80968464/

The genetic prehistory of Iberia is different from central and northern
Europe:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-genetic-prehistory-iberia-differs-central.
html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/uu-gpo030818.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180312150528.htm
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315141221.htm
http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/winter-2018/article/genetic-prehist
ory-of-iberia-differs-from-central-and-northern-europe

Latest genomic study is of Neolithic north Africans from Morocco:

https://phys.org/news/2018-03-scientists-genomic-ancestry-stone-age.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-03/mpif-sdg031318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/03/180315141221.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/03/oldest-dna-africa-offers-clues-my
sterious-ancient-culture
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6441-180316-north-african-genome

Tracing the origin of sickle-cell anemia:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-43373247

Feature on all sorts of things we're learning from DNA:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2018/03/ancient-dna-history/
554798/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Some historians want to talk to climate researchers:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2018/03/16/historians-climate-researchers
-lets-talk
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Siccar Point:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20180312-how-siccar-point-changed-our-un
derstanding-of-earth-history

The Browning's Florence:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/14/travel/elizabeth-robert-barrett-brown
ing-florence-italy.html

Taj Mahal:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/home/the-real-magic-of-the-taj-
mahal/2018/03/15/23e972ba-eb41-11e7-b698-91d4e35920a3_story.html

Ephesus:

https://www.dailysabah.com/travel/2018/03/17/ephesus-has-opened-a-door-t
o-the-ancient-greeks-for-over-100-years
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CRIME BEAT
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Followup to that Canterbury break-in ... plenty recovered:

http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/archaeologists-celebrate-ret
urn-of-treasured-161625/

A woodworker admits doing some fakery:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/11/arts/i-cheated-says-woodworker-who-fo
oled-the-antiques-experts.html

Vandalism to some petroglyphs in Kansas:

https://www.wibwnewsnow.com/ancient-native-american-carvings-vandalized-
in-kansas/

Smuggling a 'pharoah era' item in a sofa in Kuwait (repatriation
eventually) :

http://www.arabnews.com/node/1264961/middle-east
http://www.arabtimesonline.com/news/experts-in-kuwait-investigating-phar
aoh-era-smuggled-antique/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/45272/Kuwait-to-send-smuggled-antiq
ue-to-Egypt-after-proved-Egyptian

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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Libyan artifacts being returned from Spain:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/inbrief/stolen-libyan-artifacts-due-be-retu
rned-spain
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-03/14/c_137037066.htm
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the ancient coins of Yemen:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/coinweek-ancient-coin-series-ancient-
coinage-of-yemen/

Latest e-Sylum:

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

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n11.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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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Akhnaten:

http://www.dw.com/en/new-staging-of-philip-glass-akhnaten-equates-monoth
eism-with-violence/a-42935731

Beirut's Margravial Opera House is reopening:

http://www.dw.com/en/margravial-opera-house-bayreuth-to-reopen/
a-42973625

On Elgar's Enigma:

https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2018/03/15/593771944/
elgars-enigma-still-keeps-music-detectives-busy?sc=17&f=2
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/
2725-audio-news-from-archaeologica-4-march-10-march-2018
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OBITUARIES
===============================================================
David Wyman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/obituaries/david-wyman-scholar-of-ame
ricas-holocaust-response-dies-at-89.html

Anthony Acevedo:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/03/16/obituaries/anthony-acevedo-who-docume
nted-his-holocaust-ordeal-dies-at-93.html

Jacqueline Karageorghis:

http://cyprus-mail.com/2018/03/10/renowned-author-archaeologist-jacqueli
ne-karageorghis-dies-aged-85/
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CONFERENCES
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Hidden Cultural Heritage (April 2018):

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

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

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

The Book and the Spade:

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