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this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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On the evolution of the big toe:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45183651
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-suggest-big-toe-wa
s-last-part-foot-evolve-180970012/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6897-180815-modern-big-toes

Bipedalism came early to hominins, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-ancient-forefoot-joints-reveals-bipedalism
.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/the-road-to-bipedalism-wasnt-str
aight-and-narrow/

More on "lazy" homo erectus:

https://www.news.com.au/technology/science/evolution/laziness-killed-the
-homo-erectus-anu-study-finds/news-story/2069b27b43e8d81548a11c7e428aa77
e
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/laziness-may-have-contributed-
downfall-homo-erectus-180969983/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Just as we're about to press 'send' comes word of analysis results of
those skeletons found in that Alexandrian sarcophagus:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/309896/Heritage/Ancient-Egy
pt/Initial-analysis-shows-skeletons-from-huge-Egyptia.aspx
http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/56274/Important-secrets-about-Alexan
dria-sarcophagus%E2%80%99-skeletons-revealed

A pair of Ptolemaic inscriptions/reliefs from Kom Ombo:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/56113/Archaeological-mission-studies
-2-ancient-pieces-discovered-in-Kom-Ombo

Research suggests that a 3600 BCE mummy thought to have been 'naturally
embalmed' was actually made using an 'embalming recipe':

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-45175764
https://www.livescience.com/63351-mummy-older-than-pharaohs.html
https://phys.org/news/2018-08-prehistoric-mummy-reveals-ancient-egyptian
.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoy-pmr081318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815190521.htm
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2018/08/16/egyptian-mummy-emba
lming-pharaohs/1006187002/
https://www.dw.com/en/egyptian-mummy-in-turin-museum-proves-embalming-pr
edates-the-pharaohs/a-45100744
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/mummies-1-500-years-older-than-expe
cted-says-yorkshire-expert-1-9303656
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/ancient-egyptians-had-been-makin
g-mummies-longer-than-anyone-thought/
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/08/news-egyptian-prehist
oric-mummy-embalming-recipe/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/egyptians-created-mummies-thou
sand-years-earlier-thought-180970052/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6900-180816-egyptian-embalming-recipe

A substance found in the tomb of Ptahmes a few years ago turns out to
be 3200 years bp cheese:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/science/oldest-cheese-ever-egypt-tomb
.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-45233347
https://www.livescience.com/63356-oldest-mummy-cheese.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-earliest-known-real-cheese-
found-in-ancient-egyptian-tomb-1.6386688
https://www.timesunion.com/news/world/article/Substance-in-dug-up-Egypti
an-jar-most-ancient-13163270.php
https://www.yahoo.com/news/archaeologists-world-oldest-cheese-inside-173
028692.html
https://gizmodo.com/worlds-oldest-cheese-found-in-ancient-tomb-was-also-
v-1828414954
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-cheese-ever-egyptian-to
mb-180970051/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6903-180817-egypt-saqqara-cheese

Plans for the Meidum pyramid site:

http://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/55769/Ministry-of-Antiquities-launch
ed-Meidum-Pyramid%E2%80%99s-project

More on the translation of Egyptian medical papyri in Denmark:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-unpublished-egyptian-texts-reveal-insights
.html
https://www.livescience.com/63364-ancient-egyptian-medical-texts.html
https://www.cnet.com/news/ancient-egyptian-method-for-determining-baby-g
ender-pee-on-barley/
http://sciencenordic.com/unpublished-egyptian-texts-reveal-new-insights-
ancient-medicine
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6899-180815-egyptian-science-texts

More on the sphinx find from Luxor:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2018/08/09/new-ancient-egyptian-sphinx-disco
vered-in-luxor/
https://www.egyptindependent.com/second-sphinx-discovered-in-luxor/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/egypt-sphinx-valley-of-t
he-kinds-ancient-second-discovered-luxor-a8487586.html

Roman-era tombs from Hebron:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-roman-era-tombs-discovered-in-west
-bank-village/

More on that Hellenistic earring from the City of David:

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Rare-Hellenistic-er
a-golden-earring-discovered-in-Jerusalem-8-August-2018.aspx
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Over-2000-years-later-Ancient-gold-ear
ring-discovered-in-City-of-David-564379

Studying how folks at Catal Huyuk adapted to changing climate:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-reveals-evidence-neolithic-people-climate.
html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uob-nsr081018.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813160534.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/animal-fat-ancient-pottery-shards
-reveals-nearly-catastrophic-period-human-prehistory
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/archaeologists-use-ancient-dirty
-dishes-to-reconstruct-climate-shifts/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traces-animal-fat-found-clay-p
ottery-reveal-how-catalhoyuk-settlement-survived-extreme-drought-1809699
94/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6895-180814-turkey-catalhoyuk-climate

An Ottoman-era soap factory found during construction of Uri Geller's
museum in Jaffa:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ottoman-era-soap-factory-unearthed-under-u
ri-gellers-jaffa-museum/
https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Ottoman-era-soap-factory-unearthed-at-
site-of-Uri-Geller-museum-564820
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-uri-geller-bends-dirt-pile-
finds-ottoman-era-soap-factory-in-israel-1.6382374
http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=2462996&CategoryId=13003

Big plans for Caesarea as a tourism destination:

https://www.haaretz.com/world-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-can-caesarea-become
-the-acropolis-of-israeli-tourism-1.6385234

Feature on the Timna copper mines:

http://www.bibleinterp.com/articles/2018/08/amz428015.shtml

Feature on Gobekli Tepe:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-
eastern-world/the-gobekli-tepe-ruins-and-the-origins-of-neolithic-religi
on/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Assorted finds from the sanctuary of Artemis at Amarynthos:

http://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/08/14/new-finds-reveal-more-of-gree
k-goddess-sanctuary/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6894-180814-greece-artemis-temple

Evidence of extensive trade networks from Palaipaphos:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2018/08/17/archaeological-finds-in-palaipaphos-s
how-extensive-trade-networks/

Also from Palaipaphos comes word of a 5th century BCE 'architectural
complex':

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2018/08/17/researchers-find-fifth-centu
ry-bc-complex-in-cyprus/

Latest frescoes from Pompeii:

https://www.seattlepi.com/news/media/New-Frescoes-Uncovered-In-Pompeii-1
320070.php

Evidence of a Roman road at Binchester:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tees-45162034

A section of a Roman street in Philipopolis:

https://www.archaeology.org/news/6892-180813-bulgaria-philippopolis-odeo
n

Some results from the excavation of Pergamon's amphitheatre:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/turkeys-colosseum-to-reunite-with-sun-1
35713

A Roman-era military tower from Turkey's Adiyaman province:

https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2018/08/13/roman-era-military-observa
tion-tower-discovered-in-southeastern-turkey

Hopes of finding some Roman dwelling remains at Sandy:

https://www.biggleswadetoday.co.uk/news/new-sandy-dig-may-reveal-roadsid
e-roman-homes-1-8604959

Latest attempt at dating the eruption of Thera:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/uoa-dta080918.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180815141326.htm
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/volcano-thera-eru
ption-santorini-egypt-turkey-greece-minoan-tree-rings-carbon-dating-a849
3121.html
http://science.sciencemag.org/content/361/6403/634
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/?p=26521

Plans to excavate a Roman legionary fortress in Anatolia:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture-and-art/roman-legionary-base-in-turkey-
to-be-unearthed/1233653
https://menafn.com/1097312597/Turkey-to-dig-up-Roman-legionary-base

Volunteers have cleaned up the site of the Nablus hippodrome:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/08/nablus-volunteers-cle
an-up-roman-hipodrome.html

On naval combat in Assassin's Creed Odyssey:

http://www.ign.com/articles/2018/08/13/assassins-creed-odyssey-naval-com
bat

What Boris Johnson is up to:

https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2018/aug/14/classical-scholars-turn
-backs-on-boris-johnson-over-burqa-comments

Review of Serres, *The Birth of Physics*:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/a-science-of-exceptions-on-michel-se
rress-the-birth-of-physics/

Review of Nixey, *The Darkening Age*:

https://www.nationalreview.com/2018/08/book-review-the-darkening-age-cat
herine-nixey-christians-and-antiquity/

More on that bronze/gold horse's head from Germany:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/08/news-ancient-rome-sta
tue-horse-head-germany-waldgirmes-archaeology/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6904-180817-germany-bronze-horse

More on the horse shoes from Vindolanda:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-unearth-remarkable-horse.html

More on that Roman library in Germany:

https://www.history.com/news/ancient-roman-library-germany

More on ancient Greek music:

https://aeon.co/ideas/can-we-know-what-music-sounded-like-in-ancient-gre
ece
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http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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I think we mentioned this 5000 years bp axe find from Orkney:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-451137
34

Announcement of a find of a Bronze Age hoard by a metal detectorist
near Amble a couple of years ago:

http://www.theambler.co.uk/2018/08/13/bronze-age-treasure-hoard-discover
ed-near-amble/

Another Bronze Age hoard, this time from a Norfolk field:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/crime/smallburgh-detectorist-david-lovett-lo
oks-back-on-finding-bronze-age-haul-in-norfolk-field-1-5655529
http://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/smallburgh-detectorist-david-love
tt-looks-back-on-finding-bronze-age-haul-in-norfolk-field-1-5655529

A 3000 years bp child burial from the Ryahovets fortress site:

https://sofiaglobe.com/2018/08/14/archaeology-grave-of-child-dating-back
-3000-years-found-at-bulgaria-ryahovets-fortress-site/

A Saxon malthouse from Sedgeford:

http://www.edp24.co.uk/news/sedgeford-historical-and-archaeological-rese
arch-project-2018-malthouse-1-5621854
https://www.lynnnews.co.uk/news/anglo-saxon-malthouse-discovered-at-sedg
eford-dig-9004507/

Possible 'home site' of the ancestors of the Slavs in Belarus:

http://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C30579%2Carchaeologists-foun
d-traces-cradle-slavs-belarusian-polesie.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6902-180816-belarus-slav-origins

Assorted early Christian finds from Perperikon:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/08/14/early-christian-bishops-resi
dence-reliquary-cross-with-crucified-jesus-christ-found-in-bulgarias-roc
k-city-perperikon/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6898-180815-bulgaria-bishop-cross

Latest finds from the Rusocastro fortress site:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/08/18/second-bulgarian-empire-demo
lished-6th-century-byzantine-walls-of-rusocastro-to-build-far-more-massi
ve-fortress-archaeologists-find/

A 14th century blacksmith's workshop and kilns from the Tsarevets
fortress site:

http://archaeologyinbulgaria.com/2018/08/16/14th-century-blacksmiths-wor
kshop-with-kilns-found-at-tsarevets-fortress-in-bulgarias-veliko-tarnovo
/

Evidence of a 17th century battle at Castle Fraser:

https://www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/castle-fraser-reveals-remnants-of-17t
h-century-battle-1-4786027
https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen/1543470/evidence-of-1
7th-century-battles-unearthed-at-aberdeenshire-castle/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6906-180817-scotland-castle-fraser

They're digging at Sheffield Castle too:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-south-yorkshire-45169410
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/15/dig-under-way-to-reveal-
ruins-of-medieval-castle-in-sheffield
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/excavation-begins-sheffield-ca
stle-one-time-prison-mary-queen-scots-180970065/

Initial finds from a development site on Castle Hill:

https://www.examiner.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/archaeologists-diggi
ng-castle-hill-made-15029562

An unbaptized baby burial ground from Meath:

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/unbaptized-babies-meath

Still getting press coverage of things revealed during the UK heatwave:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/uk-weather-heatwa
ve-archaeology-historic-england-history-a8491516.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2018/aug/15/uk-archaeology-s
ites-made-visible-in-heatwave-pictures
https://phys.org/news/2018-08-air-summer-reveals-ancient-harvest.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-45170581
https://www.livescience.com/63347-heat-wave-reveals-cropmarks-ancient-si
tes.html
https://www.livescience.com/63346-heat-wave-cropmarks-ancient-sites-phot
os.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/opinion/britain-drought-cropmarks-sum
mer.html
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/aug/17/hot-summer-archaeo
logists-forgotten-gems
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/aug/15/millennia-of-human-activ
ity-heatwave-reveals-lost-uk-archaeological-sites
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-britain-weather-archeology/scorching-
weather-helps-uncover-archeological-sites-around-britain-idUSKBN1L01UA?f
eedType=RSS&feedName=scienceNews
http://www.sthelensstar.co.uk/news/national/16418794.heatwave-reveals-hi
dden-archaeological-sites-across-england/
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/incredible-images-show-how-uks-scorch
ing-heatwave-has-reveal-lost-archaeological-sites-across-the-a3911701.ht
ml
https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/08/17/mundo_global/
1534495088_474937.html

Plenty of ancient graffiti marks at Lincoln Cathedral (I think we've
had this before):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-lincolnshire-45226374/
thousands-of-ancient-graffiti-carvings-at-found-at-cathedral

Feature on the Portable Antiquities Scheme:

https://www.lep.co.uk/news/finding-hidden-treasure-in-lancashire-how-spe
cial-finds-from-the-silverdale-hoard-to-rare-coins-and-jewellery-are-rec
orded-and-valued-through-the-portable-antiquities-scheme-1-9302453
https://www.clitheroeadvertiser.co.uk/news/is-it-treasure-trove-how-lanc
ashire-s-special-finds-from-the-silverdale-hoard-to-rare-coins-and-jewel
lery-are-recorded-through-the-portable-antiquities-scheme-1-9302453

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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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Remains of a Sui Dynasty kiln from Jinan:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/12/c_137384977.htm
https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d674d3151444e79457a6333566d54/share.html

Studying the role of the Silk Road in the spread of Eurasian fruits:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-eurasian-fruits-ancient-silk-road.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/mpif-oas081318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180814140521.htm

Hyping that dig in Tibet which we mentioned a few weeks ago:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-08/16/c_137395867.htm

Feature on Aboriginal astronomy:

http://theconversation.com/aboriginal-traditions-describe-the-complex-mo
tions-of-planets-the-wandering-stars-of-the-sky-97938

Feature on the Terracotta Army:

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-chinas-first-emperor-built
-buried-7-000-strong-terracotta-army
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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=b
917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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300 years bp cannon find off the Florida coast:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/us/2018/08/14/spanish-cannon-found-off-florid
a-coast-orig.cnn

Latest finds from Colonial Michillimackinac:

http://www.minews26.com/content/archaeologists-dig-up-historic-interesti
ng-items-at-colonial-michilimackinac/
https://upnorthlive.com/news/local/acrhaeologists-find-more-signs-of-the
-past-at-colonial-michilimackinac

DNA suggests there was some sort of Scarlet Macaw breeding operation in
the American Southwest:

https://news.psu.edu/story/531169/2018/08/13/research/scarlet-macaw-dna-
points-ancient-breeding-operation-southwest
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/ps-smd081318.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/08/180813160531.htm
http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/08/people-might-have-bred-tropical-m
acaws-desert-1000-years-ago
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2018/08/14/native-americans-we
re-breeding-parrots-in-new-mexico/
https://news.virginia.edu/content/study-southwestern-desert-ancient-peop
le-bred-tropical-parrots
https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2018/08/13/have-we-found-the-
first-parrot-breeders-in-north-america/
https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2018/08/18/evidence-of-
early-native-american-parrot-breeding
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/science/2018/08/news-ancient-dna-chac
o-canyon-pueblo-macaws-archaeology/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2018/08/dna-reveals-ancient-parrot-breed
er-supplied-us-southwest-peoples/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/macaw-breeding-center-supp
lied-plumage-180969982/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6896-180814-new-mexico-macaws

Feature on the Robinsons of Rokeby:

https://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/story/news/2018/08/13/history-space-
robinsons-rokeby/37444869/

Interesting feature on European printmakers' images of Colonial
American cities:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inaccurate-images-america-delight
ed-18th-century-europe-180969992/

Finds from the Cardy Paleo-Indian Campsite are going on display:

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/news/2018/
08/14/door-county-pre-native-american-indian-tools-found-sturgeon-bay/
928725002/

Nice followup piece to that African-American (slave/not slave) burial
ground recently found in Texas:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/opinion/texas-slavery-african-america
n-graveyard.html

Review of Alexiou, *Devil's Mile*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/books/review/alice-sparberg-alexiou-d
evils-mile.html

More on the latest coverage of the way folks came to the Americas:

https://www.csmonitor.com/Science/2018/0808/When-science-meets-history-S
orting-out-the-path-of-the-first-Americans
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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3800 years bp Caral wall relief from Vichama:

https://www.dw.com/en/archaeologists-unearth-3800-year-old-wall-relief-i
n-peru/a-45112955
http://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeology-3800-year-old-wall-relief-mysterious-s
tructures-discovered-peru-27076
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6905-180817-peru-caral-mural

I think we mentioned these 1500 years bp 'trophy heads' (among others)
from the Vitor Valley of Peru:

https://www.livescience.com/63295-trophy-heads-mummies-ancient-peru-pits
.html

Interesting evidence of 800-900 CE Maya rituals from Belize:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-maya-rituals-unearthed.html

A study suggests Easter Island society might not have 'collapsed' after
all:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-easter-island-society-collapsed.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2018-08/fm-eis080818.php
https://www.livescience.com/63321-easter-island-collapse-myth.html
https://www.cnn.com/2018/08/13/world/easter-island-statue-study-intl/
index.html
http://pacificarchaeology.org/index.php/journal/article/view/230
https://gizmodo.com/new-evidence-contradicts-theory-that-easter-island-s
oci-1828307589
http://www.archaeology.org/news/6891-180813-easter-island-tools

On psychedelic toads in Mesoamerica:

https://elpais.com/internacional/2018/08/12/la_serpiente_emplumada/
1534032108_084120.html

More on those human remains found in Puyil Cave:

http://www.ibtimes.sg/7000-years-old-remains-found-mexican-archaeologist
s-believe-these-belong-ancient-mayan-27015

-----
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
================================================================
Remembering the beginning of the Transatlantic slave trade:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/transatlantic-slave-tr
ade-voyages-ships-log-details-africa-america-atlantic-ocean-deaths-disea
se-a8494546.html

An interesting 1491 map which may have influenced Columbus:

https://www.livescience.com/63339-map-influenced-christopher-columbus.ht
ml
https://www.livescience.com/63357-photos-1491-map-christopher-columbus.h
tml

Feature on gay royals:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/retropolis/wp/2018/08/18/the-king-an
d-his-husband-the-gay-history-of-british-royals/

Interesting Karl Marx souvenir:

https://www.dw.com/en/tourists-snap-up-zero-euro-bills-with-karl-marxs-i
mage/a-45089015

The Onion's spin on some cave paintings:

https://www.theonion.com/unearthed-cave-painting-of-wooly-mammoth-saber-
tooth-t-1828258738

Citing an ancient Norman rite to protest the narrowing of a road:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/aug/14/guernsey-resident-halts-
road-works-with-ancient-plea

Feature on Hebrew manuscripts at the Library of Congress:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2018/08/Hebrew-Manuscripts

Find of hundreds of poems from the UK's 'Cotton Famine':

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hundreds-newly-found-poems-rev
eal-devastation-uks-cotton-famine-180969966/

Feature on the Book of Kings:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180810-the-book-of-kings-the-book-tha
t-defines-iranians

Feature on human sacrifice:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/2018/08/17/human-sacrifice-archae
ology/#.W3lvYdgzpfI

Feature on a woman pioneer of modern detective fiction:

http://digital.vpr.net/post/1870s-crime-writer-who-pioneered-modern-dete
ctive-fiction

On the notion of 'race' in the Middle Ages:

https://historynewsnetwork.org/article/169596

A Sir William Nicholson painting apparently is actually a fake:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-45162870

Studying why it's always men who go to war:

https://phys.org/news/2018-08-war-game.html

A noble in Monaco is claiming France tricked his relatives out of the
throne:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-45173493

Theory on the inspiration for the Great Gatsby:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/did-an-extramarital-a
ffair-inspire-the-great-gatsby-one-book-tries-to-make-the-case/2018/08/
15/b242b180-a08a-11e8-93e3-24d1703d2a7a_story.html

Pondering dog domestication:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-wolves-really-became-d
ogs-180970014/

Review of Greenblatt, *Tyrant*:

http://www.wamc.org/post/book-show-1569-stephen-greenblatt

================================================================
MUSEUM MATTERS
================================================================
What is Love?:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20180810-what-connects-adam-and-eve-to-
tinder
https://www.kunsthalle-bremen.de/view/exhibitions/exb-page/what-is-love

Michaelina Wautier:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/antwerp-hosts-first-retrospect
ive-dedicated-baroque-artist-michaelina-wautier-180970055/

Thomas Bock:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-17/tasmanian-aboriginal-portraits-ret
urn-from-british-museum/10128436
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-australia-45217215

Feature on the Prado:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2018/08/14/actualidad/1534266076_791144.html

The Uffizi has put a bunch of things online in 3d:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/view-uffizis-ancient-treasures
-afar-3d-180970007/

Syria's Idlib museum has reopened after five years:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/News/Middle-East/2018/Aug-13/460096-antiquit
ies-museum-reopens-in-syrias-rebel-held-idlib.ashx
http://www.euronews.com/2018/08/14/idlib-antiquities-museum-reopens-afte
r-5-years
https://www.timesofisrael.com/antiquities-museum-reopens-in-syrias-rebel
-held-idlib/

The British Museum's 'looting' problem:

https://newrepublic.com/article/150642/british-museums-looting-problem

================================================================
ON THE DNA FRONT
================================================================

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

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

https://gulfnews.com/culture/people/a-greek-odyssey-on-kefalonia-1.22670
70

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PERFORMANCES
================================================================
Feature on Rimsky-Korsakov:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/15/arts/music/rimsky-korsakov-bard-music
-festival.html

Gospel at Colonus:

https://publictheater.org/Public-Theater-Season/The-Gospel-At-Colonus/
?src=52207&mid=1045800690&ml=35511019

Bacchae:

https://www.bam.org/theater/2018/bacchae
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Nice feature on Lynda Albertson's role in getting a bronze Buddha
returned:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/buddha-statue-returned-india-5
7-years-after-it-was-stolen-180970019/

A bust for temple theft in Uttar Pradesh:

http://www.opindia.com/2018/08/uttar-pradesh-police-arrested-man-for-ste
aling-idols-and-valuables-from-shanidev-temple/

The Vijay Nanda smuggling trial in India might be worth watching:

https://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/dri-starts-prosecution-p
rocess-against-antique-smuggler-vijay-nanda-5309031/

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
================================================================
A Texas museum is returning a mummy to Peru:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/08/17/2000-year-old-
mummy-leaving-texas-museum-headed-peru/1025583002/

An ancient silver flask seized at Gatwick Airport is returning to
Afghanistan:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/08/11/ancient-silver-flask-seized-
gatwick-revealed-first-time-ahead/

Debating the British Museum's returns (and not):

https://elpais.com/elpais/2018/08/11/videos/1534013692_183870.html

Ethiopia wants a lock of hair taken from Tewodros II returned:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/13/ethiopia-requests-emperors
-lock-of-hair-back-from-london-museum

The US is returning some church bells to the Philippines:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/13/world/asia/us-philippines-bells-massa
cre.html

A stolen Buddha statue is being returned from the UK to India:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/aug/15/stolen-buddha-statue-retur
n-india-found-uk

Saudi Arabia has 'restored' a pile of items and is digitally recording
them:

http://saudigazette.com.sa/article/541199/SAUDI-ARABIA/Over-53000-archae
ological-items-restored
http://www.arabnews.com/node/1356471/saudi-arabia

Easter Island/Chile wants the British Museum to return its statue:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/16/arts/design/easter-island-british-mus
eum.html
https://www.radionz.co.nz/international/pacific-news/364347/chile-seeks-
to-repatriate-rapa-nui-statue-from-london

More on British Museum returns of items to Iraq:

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/10/arts/iraq-looted-objects-british-muse
um.html
https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/08/british-museum-hands-
over-girsu-treasures-to-iraq.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/6893-180813-iraq-repatriated-artifact

... and pondering possible implications:

https://forward.com/culture/407966/uk-repatriated-iraqi-artifacts-what-d
oes-that-mean-for-iraqi-jewish/

More on that Bible returning to Canterbury Cathedral:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/pocket-sized-bible-returns-can
terbury-cathedral-after-500-years-180969949/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n32.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v21/club_nbs_esylum_v21n33.html

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

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Harold Gotoff:

https://www.everhere.com/us/obituary-cincinnati-harold-gotoff-7782769

Christian Habicht:

https://currentepigraphy.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2018/08/14/
christian-habicht-1926-2018/

Michele Gragg:

http://oihistory.blogspot.com/2018/08/michele-gragg-may-9-1934-july-21-2
018.html

Frank J. Schieppati:

https://buffalonews.com/2018/08/14/frank-j-schieppati-69-professional-ar
chaeologist-on-more-than-400-projects/

Rick Turner:

https://www.chesterchronicle.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/cheshire-a
rcheologist-who-recovered-famous-15025142

Mary Elizabeth Norton:

https://www.bannergraphic.com/story/2543986.html

Mary Georgie Waugh:

https://www.davisenterprise.com/obits/mary-georgie-waugh/

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

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-main-menu-cat/audio-news-list/
2771-audio-news-from-archaeologica-5-august-11-august-2018
================================================================
CONFERENCES
================================================================
CBA Wessex 60th Anniversary Conference (November 2018):

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

Jews and the Americas (February 2019):

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

================================================================
GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
================================================================
Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

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