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21 Aug 2011 22:15 #1 von Ray
Hi allerseits,

auch hier soll natürlich niemand auf David Meadows beliebten Explorator verzichten müssen: wir setzen praktisch dort fort, wo das alte Archäologieforum aufgehört hat.

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EARLY HUMANS
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I'm pretty sure we had this homo erectus sailor story a few months ago:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-human-precursors-sea-team.html
ibnlive.in.com/news/early-humans-were-ve...iners/177174-19.html
www.bostonherald.com/news/international/...home&position=recent

An interview with Sandi Copeland:

www.livescience.com/15642-early-humans-lifeways-nsf-sl.html

More on the 'neanderthalness' of non-'Africans':

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/07/18/scitech/main20080408.shtml
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AFRICA
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The Garamantian civilization was apparently practicing some form
of trepanation:

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3334...t_Saharan_head_cases

A 16th century Portuguese shipwreck off Namibia:

www.menafn.com/qn_news_story.asp?storyid...54-aa5e-2f9516198402 }
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Clumsy archaeologists at Tel El-Dafna have found an inscription believed to
belong
to a 26th dynasty pharaoh:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...,-urban-settlem.aspx

Did a carcinogenic balm kill Hatshepsut?:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-deadly-medi...sts-dark-secret.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-08/uob-dm081911.php
www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/...n-flask-2340826.html
www.gulf-times.com/site/topics/article.a...e_id=37&parent_id=17
www.history.com/news/2011/08/19/did-skin...ts-queen-hatshepsut/
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sn...9081.story?track=rss

Latest mummy CT scan (a mummy from the Wistar Institute):

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/17/3d-ph...2500-year-old-mummy/
news.yahoo.com/brainless-mummy-revealed-...mages-140003689.html

Another mummy study revealed the importance of the post-mortem coiffure in
ancient Egypt:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn20809-anc...ure-after-death.html

Burials of unspecified date from Amrit:

www.dp-news.com/en/detail.aspx?articleid=92066

An overview of archaeological activities in Israel last month:

www.bibleinterp.com/articles/rep358015.shtml

They've restored the 'crown' of the Damascus Gate:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49914
www.antiquities.org.il/article_Item_eng....d=1870&module_id=#as
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=234086
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/how-t...our-friends-1.378976
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/jerus...to-the-past-1.378976

Semi-touristy thing on water sources for Caesarea:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/rende...to-caesarea-1.379536

Imagining the first Christians:

www.huffingtonpost.com/greg-carey/imagin...stians_b_929268.html

Interesting feature on the fight over Nefertiti:

www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,780599,00.html

There is a new head of antiquities in Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/19...gets-new-chief-.aspx
www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/487589

... and Egyptian antiquities were apparently 'suffering' due to the lack of
leadership:

www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/487166

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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TV hype masquerading as news retells the story of evidence of pre-Roman town
planning at Silchester:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14555449
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8709...town-in-Britain.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...eading.html?ITO=1490

cf:
rogueclassicism.com/2011/08/18/pre-roman...n-planning-not-news/

In a similar vein (i.e. hype for Digging for Britain) is an item about an
Iceni-linked road discovery, but I'm
not sure how much coverage this one had (if any) previously:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14503302

A statue of Hercules from the Jezreel Valley:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49868
www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4109238,00.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middl...Northern-Israel.html
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/08/15/scitech/main20092569.shtml
www.haaretz.com/news/national/rare-statu...hern-israel-1.378789
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44148368/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.livescience.com/15571-headless-hercules-statue-israel.html
www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-08-15/ancien...-jezreel-valley.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/08/17/hercul...m-roma_n_928875.html

Remains of a 'legendary' 'lost amphitheatre' from Yorkshire:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/17/l...hitheatre-aldborough
fallenscoop.com/25483/archaeologists-une...atre-in-yorkshire-uk

They're digging at Caistor St Edmund again:

www.eveningnews24.co.uk/news/excavations..._st_edmunds_1_993793

A fifth century B.C. Thracian rock sanctuary in the Rhodopes:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131174

... and a brief item on a fifth century B.C. theatre find from Myndos:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=77547

A Roman shipwreck from off Albania:

www.presstv.ir/detail/194730.html

Some Roman statuary from Tlos:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=excava...man-works-2011-08-18

Concern for Roman remains at Caerleon:

www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/gwentnews..._Caerleon_store_bid/

What Herbert Golder is up to:

www.smh.com.au/entertainment/movies/herz...-20110814-1isve.html
www.watoday.com.au/entertainment/movies/...-20110814-1isve.html

Some Tacitean retrospectivery from Christopher Krebs:

www.historytoday.com/christopher-krebs/t...s-continuing-message

A mysterious Roman 'jar':

www.livescience.com/15629-ancient-roman-artifact-mystery.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44209279/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.presstv.ir/detail/194869.html

... and I'll give you my theory (since the Livescience people repeatedly
deleted
it from the comments):

rogueclassicism.com/2011/08/19/roman-mys...-holes-solved-maybe/

Something on bronze age finds from Cyprus, which I can't get to appear this
a.m.:

www.cyprus-mail.com/archaeology/bovine-s...e-age-finds/20110818

I *think* this Carian house find fro Turkey goes in this section:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=77091

... and I'm never quite certain where Sardinia fits in culturally in the 4th
millennium
B.C. ... here's a wall full of menhirs:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-in-a-sardinian-wall

On the misuse of the 'Sword of Damocles':

www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139799434/sword-o...ce-sometimes-misused

On the myth of Platonic love:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-sex-greek-e...g-myth-platonic.html
www.manchester.ac.uk/aboutus/news/display/?id=7333

Plans for the site of Plato's Academy:

www.athensnews.gr/issue/13456/46108

I'm not sure, but I think we've had something on using Roman glass to help
figure out what to do with radioactive waste before:

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/12/1800-...o-radioactive-waste/

Roman fashion was more varied and innovative than previously thought:

www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,781214,00.html

Some commentary on Putin's diving adventures last week:

blogs.berkeley.edu/2011/08/18/politics-a...ology-russian-style/

... and you knew someone would tie the Enoch Powell thing to the recent
riots:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/edwest/100101...d-what-he-got-right/

Skopje stuff continues:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/14/ale...edonia-warrior-horse

This is really touristy, but it's a nice slide show of Ephesus:

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/travel/20...8/19/c_131060461.htm

Review of Miles, *Carthage Must Be Destroyed*:

calitreview.com/19419
www.thecuttingedgenews.com/index.php?article=52573

Review of Freisenbruch, *First Ladies of Rome*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...enbruch-2339976.html

Odyssean inspiration:

tmagazine.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/16/o...derings-of-odysseus/

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A followup to that bog body find in County Laois:

www.irishcentral.com/news/3000-year-old-...-king-127898048.html

A 'unique' 1500 years b.p. (maybe) stone house from Gunwalloe on the
Lizard:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-14512930

It seems rats are off the hook (again) in regards to the Black Death:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/17/black-death-rats-off-hook

A hitherto unknown bishopric/sanctuary at Peperikon:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131150

Overviewish sorts of thing of recent finds from various periods in Bulgaria
(these are all different, although there is some overlap):

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131177
www.sofiaecho.com/2011/08/16/1139891_arc...a-highway-on-display
www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=131219

... and an early (how early?) Christian church near Starosel:

paper.standartnews.com/en/article.php?d=...-08-21&article=37058

Three medieval walls were found on the grounds of a Conwy Hotel:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-west-wales-14545255

A 16th century Swedish shipwreck in the Baltic:

www.thelocal.se/35646/20110819/
www.calgaryherald.com/Shipwreck+16th+cen...c/5282851/story.html

The wreck of the Mary Celestia also had some 150 year-old perfume:

bernews.com/2011/08/150-yr-old-perfume-found-in-shipwreck/
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/08...nce-bermuda-perfume/

Stonehenge is really popular, tourist-wise:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-14554689

In case you're interested in living in Sweden, with a medieval tomb
in your cellar:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14566625

Nice to know they're taking precautions with an original King James
Bible at a Wiltshire church:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-14522033

Feature on the Pendle witch trial:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14490790

Feature on the fate of some 15th century 'crypto-jews' in Spain:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=234415

Studying Victorian naval medicine:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-08-victorian-naval-medicine.html

They've digitized the Gough Map:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-unravelling...-medieval-gough.html

Marking the Vikings' raid on Canterbury:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-14521574

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Digging Arastu Tepe (Iran) in search of remains of the Kura Aras culture:

tehrantimes.com/index.php/arts-and-cultu...of-kura-aras-culture

A possible 19th century shipwreck found off Viet Nam is being
examined:

vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/2...ntury-shipwreck.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Pig Point (Maryland) carbon dates to almost 9300 years b.p.:

www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md...0814,0,3824207.story
www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md...0,2921724,full.story

A 7000 years b.p. site from Des Moines:

thegazette.com/2011/08/18/ui-archaeologi...-site-in-des-moines/

The sunflower was domesticated in the "U.S." not "Mexico":

Did George Washington use 'bioweapons'?:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...gton-biowarrior.html

A Civil War POW camp in southeast Georgia:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49943
www.philly.com/philly/wires/ap/news/nati...civilwarpowcamp.html

NPR interview with Hugh Thomas about his *Golden Empire* tome:

www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139799442/exploring-the-spanish-empire

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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I think we've had variations on this peruvian-desert-was-once-a-breadbasket
story
before:

news.discovery.com/earth/peruvian-desert...adbasket-110816.html

Evidence of pre-Incan (Chimu) child sacrifice near Chan Chan:

www.3news.co.nz/Archaeology-Children-fou.../222764/Default.aspx

Panama isn't too pleased with the BBC coverage of that Morgan shipwreck:

www.jornada.unam.mx/2011/08/11/cultura/a06n1cul

... in case you missed it:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14391855

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Some British Museum based manga:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/aug/14/pro...akata-british-museum

On the utility of ratios of stable isotopes and isoscapes:

pubs.acs.org/cen/science/89/8926sci1.html

Studying van Gogh's yellows:

pubs.acs.org/cen/news/89/i08/8908scene4.html

A project to compile the complete works of Ben Jonson is almost at an end:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/21/b...peare-complete-works

... while the Tempest may have been originally a musical?:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/21/r...shakespeare-composer

Interesting computational history timeline:

www.wolframalpha.com/docs/timeline/

... and whence came our alphabets:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14544388

Latest Mona Lisa theory ties her to Rome, rather than Florence:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/.../18/prweb8726882.DTL

A restoration project for St Peter's Square:

news.discovery.com/history/st-peter-squa...toration-110815.html

On digitizing Old Bailey trials:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/books/old-bai...scholars-online.html

Reports of Sabratha being in rebel hands in Libya:

www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/aug/19/reb...-roman-city-sabratha

Review of Brian Fagan, *Elixir*:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/books...0818,0,7274622.story

Review of Reeva Simon, *Spies and Holy Wars*:

entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts...s/article7178916.ece

Review of John J. Miller, *The Big Scrum*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/books/review/...ler-book-review.html

Reviewish thing of Julia Lovell, *The Opium War*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/19/arts/19iht-opium19.html

Reviewish/hypish thing on George R.R. Martin's books:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/books/review/...rise-of-fantasy.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Crete:

www.smh.com.au/travel/from-real-to-imagined-20110817-1ixp0.html

Thessaloniki:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w...32_15/08/2011_402344

Aegean Islands:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/08/21/travel/the...dysseus-knew-it.html

Best Berlin museums:

www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2011/aug/17/to...s-berlin-city-guides
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Archaeology Magazine (September/October 2011):

www.archaeology.org/1109/

ERCIM News (special ICT and Cultural Heritage Issue ... all free):

ercim-news.ercim.eu/

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CRIME BEAT
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Some more stolen antiquities have been found in Mosul:

www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=...011-08-20%5Ckurd.htm

A Rembrandt was stolen from a California hotel:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49873
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14525731

... then turned up at a church:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49888
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/aug...mbrandt-found-church
www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-14541880

Searching for some stolen Louhan head sculptures:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/18/fb...for-ancient-statues/

The US returned some 67 artifacts to the Dominican:

imperialvalleynews.com/index.php?option=...ew&id=11101&Itemid=1

Aftermath of the Four Corners case:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-08-raids-artif...s-slowly-regain.html
news.yahoo.com/raids-artifact-dealers-sl...trust-080332476.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n34.html

... next one should appear later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n35.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Link:

www.coinlink.com/News/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=49972

Water, Stone, Fire (Ammannati):

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/13/arts/13iht-ammannati13.html

Art of Gandhara:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/12/arts/design/t...-society-review.html

Treasures of Heaven:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...-British-Museum.html

Isambard Brunel:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/aug/14/b...tol-docks-exhibition

The British Museum tops the list of favourite attractions in the UK:

www.superbreak.com/news/archive/british-...ions-in-uk/800703353

... and museum attedance in the UK is up:

www.observer.com/2011/08/museum-attendance-climbs-in-england/

Meanwhile, the American Folk Art Museum is still trying to figure out its
problems:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/20/arts/design/a...s-final-options.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Mozart's Sister:

www.npr.org/2011/08/19/139639352/mozarts...econd-musical-genius

Beethoven:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/15/arts/music/lo...n-center-review.html

Native American dance and music:

www.nytimes.com/2011/08/14/nyregion/four...indian-heritage.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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ON THE WEB
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Latest video news from The Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/
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OBITUARIES
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John Rawlins:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/mili...ir-John-Rawlins.html

Alan Treloar:

www.smh.com.au/national/obituaries/emine...-20110814-1isuq.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Australopithecus is now being touted as the 'missing link':

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/m-hth090711.php
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14824435
www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/science/09fossils.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.theaustralian.com.au/higher-educatio...frgcjx-1226133167039
www.npr.org/2011/09/09/140337459/examini...ues-to-human-origins
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/08/a...cestor-modern-humans
www.itn.co.uk/home/28785/Caveman+may+be+%27missing+link
www.ology.com/politics/two-million-year-...l-confusing-sexually
www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-aust...0909,0,7812788.story
www.timeslive.co.za/local/2011/09/09/1.9...bo-makes-world-debut
online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240531119...558382651436242.html
www.heraldsun.com.au/news/more-news/melb...7x8me2-1226132520436
www.iol.co.za/scitech/science/discovery/...-in-sediba-1.1133833
news.yahoo.com/game-changer-evolution-af...bones-140125430.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-sediba-homi...ull-hints-brain.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-game-change...n-african-bones.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-fossil-disc...k-australopiths.html
m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?feed_id...0103228&videofeed=36
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/08/austra...-bones_n_954212.html
news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09...-lee-berger-science/

... and I agree with this opinion piece thereon:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/tomchiverssci...g-it-a-missing-link/

... and this reconstruction of 'virtual brains' of human ancestors seems
somehow connected to the above:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14822438
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-human-brain...-insight-x-rays.html

... as is this 'hand analysis':

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-handier-homo-habilis.html

A gallery of human ancestors:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/gallery/2011/...-evolution-ancestors

A sort of 'how human evolution worked' piece:

chronicle.com/article/How-Our-Brains-Got...rce=wb&utm_medium=en

Apparently humans were interbreeding with more than Neanderthals (I think
this is a different story, but not much):

www.livescience.com/15911-humans-interbr...tinct-relatives.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-modern-huma...archaic-hominin.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...interbred-homo-genus
news.yahoo.com/humans-had-sex-regularly-...frica-025605344.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/uoa-ahw090211.php

Donald C Johanson tells why he studies human evolution:

thechart.blogs.cnn.com/2011/09/08/lucy-d...udy-human-evolution/
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AFRICA
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Looking for damage to monuments in Libya:

www.france24.com/en/20110907-libya-combs...ess-ruins-war-damage
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Some more details on restoration plans for Djoser's pyramid:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...-intensive-care.aspx

I think we mentioned that excavating has resumed in Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/20...esumed-in-Egypt.aspx

Some hype for the Hittitology Congress in Warsaw:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=hittit...h-capital-2011-09-06
www.warsawvoice.pl/baza_wydarzen/wydarze...ut=nwv&lang=en/23797

... and for the First Haredi conference on "Torah archaeology":

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/torah...dic-dispute-1.383343

... and for the City of David Conference:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/147666#.TmylLeyTN-5
www.jpost.com/LifeStyle/Article.aspx?id=23702
www.cityofdavid.org.il/hp_eng.asp

Related to the foregoing, here is (with Hebrew narration) a preview
of a Canaanite period pool found near the fortifications of the CoD:



I think I've missed a number of LandMinds episodes ... you can catch up
here:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM2011B/

A campaign (?) to preserve the ruins at Sebastia:

www.proterrasancta.org/sebastia/

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Latest on plans for Roman Maryport:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/roman-...ll-go-ahead-1.876480

A major surveying project for Ostia:

www.surveyequipment.com/news/article/rom...urveying-177727.html

Marking Marathon Bristol-style:

www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2011/7882.html

Theory that Roman mosaics can tell us things about ancient fish:

news.stanford.edu/news/2011/september/gr...research-090211.html

Latest issue of Teaching Classical Languages:

www.tcl.camws.org/spring2011.php

In case you were wondering about how that Marathon reenactment turned out:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...5731a90381f66cc5.171

Photos of those Kouroi which were returned to Corinth last week:

www.athensnews.gr/photo/46336 (scroll down a bit)

On Rugby and Gladiating:

www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/capital-li...who-scrum-salute-you

Review of Schiff's *Cleopatra*:

www.stltoday.com/entertainment/books-and...83-a9da71823806.html

Review of Stephen Greenblatt, *The Swerve*:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/17a83246-d876-11e0-8f0a-00144feabdc0.html

Much more coverage of that Roman Gladiator school:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50277
www.spiegel.de/international/europe/0,1518,784726,00.html
www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-14795756
english.aljazeera.net/video/europe/2011/...011964401518417.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4818a7c5cb077c86c90f
newsfeed.time.com/2011/09/07/sensational...ound-east-of-vienna/
www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/09/06/Roma.../UPI-42561315348881/
www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/g...tor-school-06092011/
www.artmediaagency.com/en/27857/school-f...scovered-in-austria/
www.tampabay.com/news/ruins-in-austria-h...d-gladiators/1189929
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history...r-spurs-2349802.html
news.scotsman.com/world/Massive-gladiato...-is-found.6831299.jp
(video)
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2034020...-school-Austria.html
morningjournal.com/articles/2011/09/05/n...8a42606077849892.txt
abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=14450025
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-unique-roma...nveiled-austria.html
www.news.com.au/technology/sci-tech/scie...5fsgyc-1226130379575

I'm pretty sure we've mentioned this 'online journey planner' based on the
Tabula Peutingeriana:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...journey-planner.html

cf: omnesviae.org/

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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The dig at the Pillar of Eliseg has begun:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-14774061

A Brandon Hill fort wall may not date to the English Civil War after
all:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-14794115

Possible Saxon burials at a Southampton building site:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-14836530

Metal detectorists find some medieval/renaissance small items at a
York farm:

www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9236562.Treasur..._jewels_on_farmland/

... while a 13th century seal from Cornwall has been declared treasure:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-14837144

... as has a medieval ring found near Ripon:

www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/ripon/mediev...near_ripon_1_3753171

Feature on what rituals may have sounded like at Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14746589

On Pucellina of Blois:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=236316

Feature on the HMS Royal George:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-14691988

A model of a lost Surrey Tudor palace has been unveiled:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-14801476

Moot Hill in Driffield is coming up for auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-humber-14808673

The Antiques Road Show team found/identified a lock of Napoleon's hair found
at
Walter Scott's house:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-14787806

The Lewis Chessmen have returned 'home':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14835915

The Guardian has put up a series of British architecture guides:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/series/b...-architecture-guides

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Chinese archaeologists are working on the capital of the Liao dynasty:

english.peopledaily.com.cn/90782/7588748.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Interesting artifact from the Noatak dig in Alaska:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50376
www.uafnews.com/headlines/noatak-prehist...artifacts-for-alaska
www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...nd-ancient-artefacts
www.therepublic.com/view/story/18dd2c20b...K--Alaska-Artifacts/

A team is looking for te original Newtowne (Md) chapel:

www.somdnews.com/article/20110909/NEWS/7...ate=southernMaryland

Latest on the WTC shipwreck:

news.discovery.com/earth/secrets-of-wtc-...revealed-110907.html

Pondering what we know (and ever will know) about the Franklin expedition:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14847091

Possible mammoth petroglyphs in Utah:

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52493139-78/r...-art-images.html.csp

Feature on the history (mostly flooding) of the Susquehanna:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-ancient-sus...a-frequent-fact.html

On assorted (largely forgotten) memorials in NYC:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/04/nyregion/when...ent-behind-them.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Surveys are revealing a series of walls used as defensive borders between
some Maya sites:

www.archaeology.org/1109/features/maya_w..._piedras_negras.html

A Chontal burial from Chilacachapa:

www.thestar.com/news/article/1051082

Review of Ian Graham, *The Road to Ruins*:

entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts...s/article7179700.ece

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Interesting feature on the Replica Workshop (which produces replicas
of ancient sculptures):

www.theepochtimes.com/n2/arts-entertainm...culptures-61329.html

Five surprise attacks that changed history:

www.npr.org/2011/09/06/140156564/5-other...that-changed-history

Why the Mona Lisa is famous:

www.ibtimes.com/articles/210129/20110907...eonardo-da-vinci.htm

On Michelangelo's David and the birth of science:

helenair.com/lifestyles/michelangelo-s-d...13-001cc4c002e0.html

Feature on Russian Orientalism:

entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts...s/article7179656.ece

On the DNA trail for lactose tolerance:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-indians-europeans-milky.html

Father tongue appears to be more appropriate than 'mother tongue' in the
grand
scheme of things:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-mother-tong...historic-father.html

A mysterious page in Tristam Shandy spawns an auction:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep...y-sterne-art-auction

In addition to last week's 'reconstruction' ... a number of academics are
working on Jack the Ripper:

chronicle.com/article/Jack-the-Rippers/1...rce=wb&utm_medium=en

Review of Jonathan Yardley, *Second Reading*:

www2.macleans.ca/2011/09/09/review-secon...ted-books-revisited/

Review of Tim Jeal, *Explorers of the Nile*:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/11/bur...can-exploration-nile

Review of Hunt and Lipo, *The Statues that Walked*:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/punctuated-equilibrium/2011/sep/07/3

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Cyprus:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destination/c...rus-attractions.html

Istanbul:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/luxurytravel/...city-new-spirit.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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Latest CSA Newsletter:

csanet.org/newsletter/#fall11

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CRIME BEAT
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On looting of sites in Pakistan:

www.dawn.com/2011/09/11/smugglers-rob-kp...ological-wealth.html

Somewhat vague item on some purloined antiquities of "historical oldness"
from
Afghanistan (I think):

bakhtarnews.com.af/en/index.php?news=6423

An Egyptian smuggling ring was busted:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/20...ing-falls-into-.aspx

More details on the folks who stole that Rubens that was recovered last
week:

www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/greece-cou...who-had-1163093.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/gree...IQAwQpECK_story.html

More on Vandals in Rome:

www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-europe-14782948
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/05/va...ck-a-roman-fountain/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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The Frome Hoard is back in Somerset:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-14784721
www.thisisthewestcountry.co.uk/news/9237...me_Hoard_in_Taunton/

Some hype for the Prospero Ancient Coin Sale:

www.coinweek.com/ancient-coins/baldwins-...o-ancient-coin-sale/

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n37.html

... the newest one should be out later today at:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n38.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Giacometti and the Etruscans:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/27879/%E2%80%9...-paris-pinacotheque/

A Nation Divided:

www.thesuburbanite.com/communities/x2191...Canton-Museum-of-Art

Dura Europos:

www.nyu.edu/about/news-publications/news...t-world-at-nyu-.html
www.iewy.com/33295-diversity-of-cultures...e-ancient-world.html

Life and Death in the Pyramid Age:

www.41nbc.com/news/state-news/7204-oldes...-in-exhibit-at-emory

John Martin: Apocalypse:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-news...ned-a-royal-fan.html

Dix in Dusseldorf:

www.artnet.com/magazineus/news/von-spess...scovered-8-30-11.asp

The Getty has acquired a 13th century Bible:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50303
latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...medieval-bible-.html

Hype for Bonham's upcoming antiquities auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50378

... and Christie's upcoming antiquities auction:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50351

A sacred Aboriginal stone has been withdrawn from an auction:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14840926
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/austr...stone-cancelled.html

More on Turkey wanting the BM to return the Sidamara Sarcophagus:

www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/09/08/turk...ogical.repatriation/
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history...-marble-2349791.html
www.bna.bh/portal/en/news/471164

Review of Madeline Miller, *The Song of Achilles*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-miller-2352559.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Tomas Hagg:

rogueclassicism.com/2011/09/09/d-m-tomas-hagg/

Michael Hart:

www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Michael_S._Hart

Christopher Small:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/arts/music/ch...t-is-dead-at-84.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Stan Nadel, Gidget,
Diana Wright,Donna Hurst, Jennifer Cosham, Yaacov Behrman,
Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, Kurt Theis, John McMahon,
Barnea Selavan,Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Richard Campbell,
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EARLY HUMANS
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After all the hype of humans mating with Neanderthals, we're now being
told it didn't happen often:

news.discovery.com/human/neanderthal-hum...ercourse-110913.html
blogs.discovermagazine.com/gnxp/2011/09/...ssion-and-admixture/
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112381511...e-with-neanderthals/
www.canada.com/technology/science/Human+...y/5394353/story.html
news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/h...-20110913-1k6fo.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44491039/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.yahoo.com/neanderthal-human-sex-rar...gests-190602052.html

... and the BBC is just picking up on the original story now:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-14947363
www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/sci...environment-14936641

Otherwise, we are learning that Neanderthal types were dining on shellfish
earlier than previously thought:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...viously-thought.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-neanderthal...shellfish-years.html
www.mnn.com/green-tech/research-innovati...ish-150000-years-ago
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...5c01e7818573012ea.91
www.timeslive.co.za/scitech/2011/09/15/n...erthals-at-shellfish
www.folha.uol.com.br/ciencia/975832-home...anos-diz-estudo.html

An item on bringing fossils to the computer age seems to touch on some of
the above and more:

www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,784921,00.html

Remains of a Neanderthal girl from Pinlla del Valle (Spain):

www.elpais.com/articulo/madrid/Hallados/...20110913elpmad_1/Tes

Latest theory about Otzi:

news.yahoo.com/otzi-icemans-20th-anniver...nario-071743745.html

... and marking the twentieth anniversary of his finding:

uk.news.yahoo.com/crucial-mummy-found-20...onday-012054612.html

The Paleo diet is getting press attention again:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-09-grain-cav...-gains-traction.html

Remains of a mousterian (?) era tool from Spain:

prehistoria.urv.es/es/node/445

Pondering what happened to Neanderthals:

summitcountyvoice.com/2011/09/17/archaeo...the-neanderthals-go/

More on A. Sediba:

www.sciencefriday.com/program/archives/201109092

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AFRICA
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Tripoli's antiquities museum has escaped revolution-related damage:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/11/t...ttered-gaddafi-image
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 3500 B.C./B.C.E. era 'clarinet' and dice found at Gohar-Tappeh:

www.tehrantimes.com/index.php/component/content/article/2414

A Byzantine (? ... seems a bit early or the journalists have math problems)
anchor found
by an Israeli lifeguard:

www.officialwire.com/main.php?action=pos...&rid=38876&catid=863
www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/09/israeli-...cues-sunken-treasure
www.sun-sentinel.com/news/nationworld/sn...sure,0,5649318.story
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2011-09/13/c_131136720.htm
www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/201109...ael-sunken-treasure/
my.news.yahoo.com/israeli-lifeguard-resc...asure-152555764.html

Not quite sure where to put this Islamic-era-roman-style-bathhouse
-in-a-fortress story:

www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=33234
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/sci/2011-09/14/c_131136792.htm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-seaside-for...d-early-islamic.html
www.aftau.org/site/DocServer/YavneYam_Fi...INAL.doc?docID=15381
www.eurekalert.org/multimedia/pub/35931.php?from=194004
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=237967

Nazca-like lines in Saudi Arabia (!):

www.livescience.com/16046-nazca-lines-wheels-google-earth.html

UNESCO is going to help Egypt restore is World Heritage Sites:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...rld-Heritage-si.aspx
www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?storyid=1093441084

Concerns for the site of Mari:

popular-archaeology.com/issue/september-...ty-in-need-of-rescue

Overviewish/latest fromish thing from Gezer:

www.bpnews.net/BPnews.asp?ID=36120

Google is just starting to get Israel in Street View:

www.globes.co.il/serveen/globes/docview....=1000681839&fid=1725

Feature on the ancient turquoise mines of the South Sinai:

www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/494222

Latest on the lead codices:

www.bibleinterp.com/PDFs/Update%20_Codices4.pdf
www.bibleinterp.com/articles/ver358012.shtml

Mel Gibson is yakking about Judah Maccabee and semi-related
things:

www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archiv...circumcision/244828/

Review of Weston Fields, *The Dead Sea Scrolls*:

www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=29722

Review of Jodi Magness, *Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit*:

www.h-net.org/reviews/showrev.php?id=33304

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of a Roman bath in south London:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/16/r...slink-site-southwark

Very interesting Thracian chariot-woman-burial from Elhovo (Bulgaria):

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=132006

The latest in the collapse of the House of the Gladiators (et al):

www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Controv...ompeii-funding/24455

Excavations at Erimi (Cyprus) have concluded for the season:

your-story.org/cyprus-department-of-anti...-excavations-266945/

Some coverage of that Marathon reenactment:

www.theadvocate.com.au/news/world/world/...-it-out/2289635.aspx
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...5731a90381f66cc5.171

A new archaeological park in Izmir:

www.todayszaman.com/news-256687-archeolo...-opens-in-izmir.html

Not sure there's anything new in this piece on the dig at Apollonia:

www.sofiaecho.com/2011/09/12/1154450_arc...n-island-off-sozopol

Interesting finds from Gortyna:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/32/47289

Latest in the Roman Maryport development plan:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/trust-...an-maryport-1.878590

Lots of new Iliad spins on the way:

www.channel4.com/news/homers-iliad-translated-to-the-modern-age

A Latin program bites the dust:

www.denverpost.com/news/ci_18875099

One student's experience with the Iliad:

www.columbiaspectator.com/2011/09/13/why...xciting-you-think-it

Celebrating 65 years of excavation at Perge:

www.gadling.com/2011/09/12/excavations-a...y-celebrate-65-year/

The Guardian on the Greek orders:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep...-orders-architecture

The Socrates "you" don't know (but actually probably do):

www.salon.com/books/2011/09/14/xenophon_socrates/index.html

Lucky undergrads at Baylor get to work with actual papyri:

www.baylor.edu/pr/news.php?action=story&story=100064
www.newswise.com/articles/view/580552/?sc=rsln

The folks at Oxford are commercializing a scanner they helped develop:

bulletin.sciencebusiness.net/news/75407/...and-modern-documents

More on mosaics and fish biology:

news.discovery.com/history/ancient-mosai...ervation-110913.html
io9.com/5840288/roman-art-reveals-regula...fledged-sea-monsters

More on gladiator schools in Austria:

www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4f35af724752d629206b

Review of Stephen Greenblatt, *Swerve*:

www.salon.com/books/laura_miller/index.h...er/2011/09/11/swerve

Review of Madeline Miller, *The Song of Achilles*:

news.scotsman.com/arts/Book-review-The-Song-of.6837698.jp

Review of Richard Miles, *Carthage Must Be Destroyed*:

www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/literature/129945988.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 5900 years b.p. woman's straw-woven skirt from Armenia (this sounds
familiar):

news.am/eng/news/73915.html

Neolithic finds from a Wrexham quarry:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-14930058

An Iron Age hillfort at Ham Hill suggests a possible 'suburbia' around it:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/01/i...hill-fort-excavation

An Ottoman mausoleum at Peperikon:

www.sofiaecho.com/2011/09/14/1155871_arc...-found-at-perperikon
www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/2340

A medieval ring found near Ripon has been declared treasure:

www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/ripon/mediev...near_ripon_1_3753171

Medieval 'Zombie' burial from Ireland (isn't this a 'vampire' burial?):

news.discovery.com/history/zombie-skelet...nd-grave-110916.html
m.cbsnews.com/storysynopsis.rbml?feed_id...0107552&videofeed=36
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44549702/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...covered-Ireland.html

Plans to restore the Boutrizi fortress:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/9/47533

Archaeologists are working at Abbey Craig:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-14945291

Pondering William Wallace's motives (this sounds familiar ...):

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-true-story-...allaces-english.html

Review of Hugh Thomas, *The Golden Empire*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/books/review/...mas-book-review.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Using tree rings as evidence of forest fires in the Appalachians:

tamutimes.tamu.edu/2011/09/07/tree-rings...ndreds-of-years-ago/

A site in Montana reveals some dark days in Crow history:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/us/11tribe.html

Archaeologists in Maryland have found Zekiah Fort:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-archaeologi...ght-zekiah-fort.html
articles.baltimoresun.com/2011-09-14/new...d-indian-gravel-mine
www.somdnews.com/article/20110916/NEWS/7...ate=southernMaryland

A dig from Kodiak has turned up a 3000 years b.p. hunting/manufacturing
site:

www.adn.com/2011/09/17/2073887/kodiak-di...arths-clues-and.html
newsminer.com/bookmark/15562363

Someone is looking at runestones again:

itemonline.com/local/x478402746/Professo...tes-ancient-carvings

Alexander Hamitlon's Grange has reopened after renovations:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/arts/design/a...d-grange-review.html

More on those clay disks from Alaska:

washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/201...rns-small-clay-disks
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Remains of human sacrifices from Huanchaquito, Peru:

www.ibtimes.com/articles/214940/20110916...s-ceremony-of-th.htm

Meanwhile, a Peruvian family that used to own Machu Picchu is seeking
compensation:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/south...N-heritage-body.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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History's most overlooked 'mysteries':

www.livescience.com/11361-history-overlooked-mysteries.html

Latest facial reconstruction is on Simon of Sudbury:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-14896640

Can't remember if we had this mother/father tongue story before:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110915225843.htm

Five other surprise attacks that changed history:

www.npr.org/2011/09/06/140156564/5-other...that-changed-history

ULeeds has come up with an improved method for detecting sites from the air:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-beneath-soil-uncover.html

The Smithsonian's Conservation Institute have figured out how to date silk:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-team-technique-dating-silk.html

A nice harvest moon APOD:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap110916.html

Feature (with slideshow) on Hemingway as art lover:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/arts/design/h...goer-at-the-met.html

On dating stone tools:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/13/science/13qna.html

Review of Carlo Rovelli, *The First Scientist*:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/20...rst-scientist-1.html

Scathing review of a number of books about Columbus and his ilk:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240531119...558540795723736.html

Review of Nigel Cliff, *Holy War*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/books/review/...iff-book-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Tuscany (with a literary spin):

www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110902-thro...the-pages-of-tuscany

Suriname:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/travel/sur...hidden-treasure.html

In the footsteps of the Tenth Legion (Israel):

www.jpost.com/Travel/AroundIsrael/Article.aspx?id=238089
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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The first Hellenistic gold coin ever struck (really?) is coming to auction:

www.prweb.com/releases/2011/9/prweb8787509.htm

Big bucks for that Ides of March denarius:

www.numismaster.com/ta/numis/Article.jsp...icle&ArticleId=23683

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n38.html

... and the one which likely comes out later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n39.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Life and Death in the Pyramid Age:

www.accessatlanta.com/AccessAtlanta-shar...-in-the-1180957.html

The Art of Dissent in 17th Century China*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/arts/design/t...t-museum-review.html

Ingres at the Morgan:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/arts/design/i...-letters-review.html

Infinite Jest:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/arts/design/i...n-museum-review.html

Rembrandt and the Face of Jesus:

global.christianpost.com/news/face-of-je...ia-art-museum-55477/

Archimedes Palimpsest:

thewalters.org/news/releases/pressdetail.aspx?e_id=279
www.newsday.com/news/archimedes-hidden-w...on-display-1.3166921
www.cdapress.com/news/national_news/arti...17-554a332f8df5.html
www.ydr.com/rss/ci_18883051

Renaissance Portrait Art:

english.ntdtv.com/ntdtv_en/news_europe/2...berlin-germany-.html

The Met's Islamic collection is reopening:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/arts/design/a...on-of-art-shows.html

The Hatay Archeology Museum is getting a new building:

www.todayszaman.com/news-256686-hatay-ar...th-new-building.html

The Minneapolis Institute of Arts is returning a vase to Italy:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50498
latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...iquities-getty-.html
www.startribune.com/entertainment/stageandarts/129919903.html
minnesota.cbslocal.com/2011/09/15/minnea...return-ancient-vase/
www.twincities.com/news/ci_18907047
minnesota.publicradio.org/display/web/20...return-ancient-vase/

The Kimbell acquires a Poussin:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/09/arts/design/k...sins-ordination.html

The Seaport Museum was saved:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/07/a-...save-seaport-museum/

The BM is putting a semantic web version of its database online:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=50520

The folks at Oxford are commercializing a scanner they helped develop:

Some coverage of Bonham's latest:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/10/arts/10iht-melikian10.html

... and Christie's:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/17/arts/17iht-melikian17.html

Assorted exhibitions news:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/arts/design/b...-a-world-of-art.html


Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Atys:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/11/arts/music/at...by-lully-at-bam.html

Rachmaninoff:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/18/nyregion/revi...terport-concert.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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ON THE WEB
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Latest Archaeonews podcast:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-198

Latest video news from The Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/
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OBITUARIES
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Michael Hart:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011...s-hart-has-died.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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The latest homo erectus find from Indonesia:

www.newswise.com/articles/ui-led-team-sh...an-evolution-in-asia

On the DNA front, latest research suggests humans settled in eastern Asia in
two waves:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-aboriginal-...lians-explorers.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110922141858.htm
www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/science/23aborigines.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15020799
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112388020...s-not-one/index.html
www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2011...ient_asia_settlement
www.3news.co.nz/Studies-suggest-two-wave.../227031/Default.aspx

... and the San people split from other African populations some 130 000
years b.p.:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-technique-g...uman-migrations.html

Giving various Australopithecines the CT scan treatment:

asunews.asu.edu/20110920_FamilyTree
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/ucl-njs091911.php
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-skin-deep-ct-early.html

Feature on Oetzi:

news.discovery.com/history/iceman-discovery-110919.html

More on A. Sediba:

www.wsws.org/articles/2011/sep2011/foss-s23.shtml
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AFRICA
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Feature on Sada Mire and her work with petroglyphs in Somalia:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-14592866

The Roman basilica at Kef (Tunisia) is threatened:

www.tunisia-live.net/2011/09/16/roman-ba...reatened-by-salafis/

... we're still being reassured that sites in Libya are ok:

www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/world-africa-14998085
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The most recent Supreme Council of Antiquities head submitted his
resignation:

english.cri.cn/6966/2011/09/20/1461s659202.htm
english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/21...Antiquities-con.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...eneral-of-the-S.aspx
news.sciencemag.org/scienceinsider/2011/...pts-antiquities.html

The Azraq oasis has yielded the oldest human remains ever found in Jordan:

www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?StoryId=1093444209&src=RSS

Video feature on the Umm el-Jimal project (Jordan):



Digging a Byzantine site near the Be'er Sheva Central Bus Station:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148010#.Tn8IJeyTN-4

LandMinds visits and discusses Tel Socho:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-210911a.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM2011B/
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-210911c.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20...files/LM-210911d.mp3

That professor at the University of Western Australia who spotted a pile of
sites in Saudi Arabia via Google Earth has spotted a couple thousand more
in the region:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/technology/tech...-20110923-1kol7.html
www.kiamaindependent.com.au/news/nationa...-office/2302154.aspx
www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-new...-20110923-1kol7.html

Latest court ruling says that items at Harvard and the Boston MFA are not
the property of the Iranian government and can't be seized in court actions
against that government:

www.payvand.com/news/11/sep/1234.html

Interesting item from the Cairo Geniza:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=238087

I think we mentioned this 'lost fleet' of Egypt being discovered back in
June:

discovermagazine.com/2011/jun/02-egypts-...fleet-its-been-found

More on those 'Nazca Lines' in the Middle East:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...red-Middle-East.html

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Big news of the weeks appears to be the discovery of a large Roman shipyard
(maybe)
at Portus:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/09/22/Anci.../UPI-91371316725963/
uk.news.yahoo.com/brit-team-discovers-va...pyard-234808672.html
news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/16074558
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/09/24/huge-...-unearthed-in-italy/
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44652693/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.history.com/news/2011/09/22/evidence...pyard-found/(photos)
www.livescience.com/16201-rome-ancient-shipyard.html
www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-73220.html
www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-england-15016053
www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/uk-...ire-15021956(photos)
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2040402...scovered-Portus.html

We're now getting English coverage of that 'Pompeii red was actually yellow'
story:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/22/pompeii-red-yellow
www.inewsone.com/2011/09/23/pompeii-red-...ctually-yellow/78599

Heavy rains have revealed a hitherto unknown Mycenean cemetery in Soha:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/1/47400

Recent finds at Gortyna:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/32/47289

Not quite sure where to put this one ... a clumsy, unemployed Bulgarian has
found a Bronze Age hoard:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2011/Se...orth-$2-million.ashx


Followup to that split 'Weary Herakles' statue dispute between the Boston
MFA
and Antalaya Museum:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50671
www.wbur.org/2011/09/23/mfa-reunites-ancient-turkish-sculpture

Feature on all the research being don at the Wiener Laboratory:

www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_w..._1_18/09/2011_406919

Feature on Archimedes and Euclid:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/degrees-of-...s-freshman-calculus/

Mary Beard's top five list of books about religious cults in antiquity:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240531119...580971074369248.html

... and Madeline Miller's top ten classical books:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/sep/21/mad...p-10-classical-books

Latin threatened in Hartford (and environs)?:

www.courant.com/community/suffield/hc-su...0923,0,1667094.story

... but returning to Norfolk:

www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/roman_inv...classrooms_1_1030377

Bernadette Brooten is looking at ancient slaves:

thebrandeishoot.com/articles/10742
www.brandeis.edu/now/2011/september/brooten.html

A.E. Stallings gets a MacArthur grant:

www.macfound.org/site/c.lkLXJ8MQKrH/b.77...01/A_E_Stallings.htm
www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/news/2011/09...named-macarthur.html

What Anne Feltovich is up to:

www.thesandb.com/features/feltovich-%E2%...urn-to-grinnell.html

Princess Charlotte of Monaco likes ancient languages:

eu.greekreporter.com/2011/09/20/princess...earns-ancient-greek/

A Pompeii painting by John Martin has (finally) been restored:

www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/09/19/...-martin-now-restored
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep...ii-painting-restored
www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep...e-review?INTCMP=SRCH

... while Pompeii itself is facing a funding crisis:

www.artsjournal.com/artsjournal1/2011/09/funding_crisis.shtml

More on Oxford's multispectral analysis tool:

optics.org/news/2/9/25

Feature on Burnum:

archaeology.about.com/b/2011/09/21/burnu...mpire-in-croatia.htm

Feature on Lucretius:

www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=140533195&ps=cprs
www.npr.org/blogs/krulwich/2011/09/16/14...an-of-modern-mystery

Reviews of Stephen Greenblatt, *The Swerve*:

www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/2011...veys_the_cosmos.html
www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/boo...IQA8WmVmK_story.html
www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/130323333.html
www.npr.org/books/titles/140464239/the-s...-world-became-modern
www.seacoastonline.com/articles/20110925-ENTERTAIN-109250305

Reviews of Schiff's Cleopatra tome (now in paperback):

www.chicagotribune.com/entertainment/boo...0923,0,2778863.story
www.wbez.org/blog/claire-zulkey/2011-09-...iew-92342(interview)
blog.al.com/entertainment-press-register...zling_figure_in.html
www.startribune.com/entertainment/books/130390453.html

Review of Richard Miles, *Carthage Must Be Destroyed*:

articles.philly.com/2011-09-18/news/3017...punic-wars-tyre-rome

Review of Madeline Miller, *Song of Achilles*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-miller-2359189.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Trying to figure out why Neolithic types at some British sites decided to
start farming:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-excavation-...eolithic-period.html

Ancient Swedish fisher folk used to put human heads on stakes for 'display'
purposes:

www.thelocal.se/36226/20110919/
cf:
scienceblogs.com/aardvarchaeology/2011/0...h_fishers_put_hu.php

An Iron Age burial from Leicestershire:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-15033961 (video)

A medieval seal from Stone Priory found in a Surrey field:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-stoke-staffordshire-14984296

The Vale of York Viking hoard has returned to the area it was found:

www.ripongazette.co.uk/news/ripon/viking..._harrogate_1_3783090

Spain has prevailed in that long-standing legal battle with Odyssey Marine:

www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9PTIS1O1.htm
www2.tbo.com/business/business/2011/sep/...-again-in-ar-259595/
www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/tribunal...0921elpepucul_15/Tes

... while a ship found at the mouth of the Thames by Odyssey Marine a few
years
ago has been identified (not sure how 'new' this news is):

www.sail-world.com/Canada/Discovery-of-E...-of-the-Thames/88646

Feature on various map-depictions of Scotland:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-15008220

They're looking to close some of the roads near Stonehenge:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-14985660

A Jewish-Indian Haggadah turns up in a garage sale in Salford:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-13907225

The Bodleian has digitized its copy of a work by Maimonides:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-14973052
maimonides.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/

More on that 'zombie' burial from Ireland:

news.discovery.com/history/zooms/zombie-...nd-grave-110916.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A tiny tomb dating to the Le Dynasty found in Nam Dinh (Viet Nam):

my.news.yahoo.com/tiny-300-old-tomb-found-041002210.html

Mapping the tombs of China's emperors:

news.scotsman.com/world/Scots-map-the-tombs-of.6840437.jp

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Artifacts have been returned to a Coeur d'Alene tribe:

nativetimes.com/life/culture/6072-ancien...o-coeur-dalene-tribe

Suggestion that the north-south orientation of the Americas hindered
settlement:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110921074744.htm
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/w-dto092111.php
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-continents-...tion-technology.html

A pile of artifacts found at Game Creek suggests folks may have lived near
Jackson Hole year round:

www.jhnewsandguide.com/article.php?art_id=7749

Irene revealed a Native American burial in Branford (Conn.):

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44640880/

Canadian archaeologists have dug up the bones of some Basque whalers dating
to
400 years b.p.:

www.eitb.com/en/news/life/detail/739465/...earold-basque-bones/

The campaign continues to repatriate the remains of marines from the
Intrepid:

hamptonroads.com/2011/09/bring-us-naval-hero-home-america

More on that Kodiak dig:

classifieds.newsminer.com/bookmark/15562363
www.adn.com/2011/09/17/2073887/kodiak-di...arths-clues-and.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Strange ... a mummy found abandoned in the streets of Lima along with other
items:

www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-71398.html

Remains of mass child and animal sacrifice by the Chimu culture:

www.ibtimes.com/articles/214940/20110916...ny-of-th.htm(photos)

Remains of a female Maya ruler from Nakum (Guatemala):

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09...now=2011-09-22-00:01
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...t-infested-tomb.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
A physicist comments on philosophers:

blogs.scientificamerican.com/guest-blog/...es-to-tell-the-tale/

I think we had this 'lost DaVinci' (the Salvator Mundi) thing a few weeks
ago:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=48949

Top five 'lost cities':

www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2...tory_23-9-2011_pg9_7

Nice rant about the 'History' Channel's offerings:

www.forbes.com/sites/alexknapp/2011/09/1...rt-about-the-aliens/

Interesting feature on the history of the restaurant:

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-an...-france-2359738.html

Xrays reveal a hidden Goya:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15018174

A 400-year-old Methodist coverup?:

www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2011/sep...ncovered-john-wesley
www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/38246...ess-of-chestity.html

The British Library has released a number of 'rare' items as ebooks:

www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8777...itles-as-ebooks.html
www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/38246...breast-cover-up.html

... and the Kindle is now able to read library ebooks:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/books/amazons...books-available.html

Eve's Diary is back on the shelves:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/us/eves-diary...on-mass-library.html

This year's MacArthur Grant recipients:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/arts/macarthu...f-genius-awards.html

An erotic poem by Frederick the Great was found in a Berlin archive:

www.huffingtonpost.com/john-lundberg/fre...-poems_b_966460.html

Talking about he role of religion in the collapse of civilizations:

universe.byu.edu/index.php/2011/09/19/re...pse-of-civilizations

Challenging the Indy 'stereotype':

www.miamistudent.net/2.8198/archaeology-...1151000#.Tn8FzuyTN-4

Rethinking the effects of the Laki volcano eruption in the 18th century:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-ben-frankli...lcanic-eruption.html

Review of Laurence Bergreen, *Columbus: The Four Voyages*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/books/review/...een-book-review.html

Review of Mary Gabriel, *Love and Capital*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/books/review/...iel-book-review.html


www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Corinth:

www.news-mail.com.au/story/2011/09/23/ty...sure-corinth-greece/
www.nzherald.co.nz/travel/news/article.c...=7&objectid=10753043

Petra:

www.thestar.com/travel/africamideast/art...-ghost-city-of-petra

Turkey's ancient sites:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...t-ancient-sites.html

Kabul:

www.nationalpost.com/opinion/City+where+...k/5404508/story.html

Moravian Castles:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/travel/in-...and-its-castles.html

Perugia:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/travel/36-...rugia-italy.html?hpw
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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A warehouse full of looted Native American antiquities in Salt Lake City:

www.deseretnews.com/article/700182124/Wa...ian-antiquities.html

Looters have plundered Ivory Coast's national museum:

www.chron.com/news/article/Looters-plund...t-museum-2184923.php

The site of Apamea is being vandalized/plundered:

www.sana.sy/eng/21/2011/09/20/370499.htm

More on the MIA returning a purloined vase to Greece:

eu.greekreporter.com/2011/09/18/stolen-a...se-returns-to-italy/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the Alexander Medallion:

www.sundaytimes.lk/110925/Plus/plus_05.html

A couple metal detectorists found a Roman coin of some sort:

www.nwemail.co.uk/home/duo-find-rare-rom...6?referrerPath=news/

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n39.html

... and, as always, a new one should appear later today at:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n40.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Archimedes Palimpsest:

usa.greekreporter.com/2011/09/22/hidden-...at-baltimore-museum/

Kingdom of Alexander the Great:

usa.greekreporter.com/2011/09/19/the-kin...niarchos-foundation/

Cleopatra:

www.chron.com/news/article/Milwaukee-mus...-exhibit-2181002.php
washingtonexaminer.com/entertainment/201...rs-cleopatra-exhibit

Face to Face:

www.cornellsun.com/section/arts/content/...20/face-face-johnson

Dead Sea Scrolls:

www.sacbee.com/2011/09/19/3922011/dead-s...-life-and-faith.html

Pompeii: A Way of Life:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/19/p...-paris-musee-maillol

Magna Carta:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/...goes-on-display.html

Giacometti and the Etruscans:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Art/2011/Se...f-the-etruscans.ashx

Gertrude Bell in Mesopotamia:

dailybulletin.yale.edu/article.aspx?id=8913

Christmas Cards:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/16/arts/design/a...graduate-center.html

Munch:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/a-...at-paris-exhibition/

Degas:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/arts/24iht-melikian24.html

Charles Dickens at 200:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/arts/design/m...s-at-200-review.html

Interesting Roman items in the newly renovated Glasgow Hunterian:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/19/a...aps-roman-occupation

Feature on the Edirne Archaeology and Ethnology Museum:

www.todayszaman.com/news-257364-edirne-m...-and-traditions.html

The Menil Collection is returning some frescoes to Cyprus:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/arts/design/m...scoes-to-cyprus.html

Feature on the Met's new Islamic Art galleries:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/arts/design/i...opolitan-museum.html
video.nytimes.com/video/2011/09/22/arts/...amic-art.html(video)

First we hear of the financial travails of the American Folk Art Museum:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/arts/design/p...ace-in-new-york.html

... but it apparently will remain open:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/22/nyregion/amer...um-to-stay-open.html

The Getty is returning two items in its collection to Greece:

news.getty.edu/article_display.cfm?article_id=5590
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50649
www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/arts/...,0,4007380.storylink
www.scpr.org/news/2011/09/23/29028/getty...eek-government-anti/
www.newsday.com/news/getty-to-return-mor...-to-greece-1.3192532
www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/sep/22...tiquities-to-greece/
abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/g...ties-greece-14583907
ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_22/09/2011_407655

A big buying spree at Christie's latest, apparently:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/17/arts/17iht-melikian17.html

Nice price for a Chinese Bell:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50646

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Gemma di Vergi:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/arts/21iht-LOOMIS21.html

Atys:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/20/arts/music/lu...eview.html?ref=music

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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ON THE WEB
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Archaeonews Podcast #199:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-199
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OBITUARIES
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Archie Christopherson:

classics.uc.edu/index.php/component/cont...t/145-christopherson

Mohammed Ghani Hikmat:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/21/arts/design/m...ptor-dies-at-82.html

A.Richard Turner:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/23/arts/design/a...enting-leonardo.html
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HUMOUR
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Geek Legends:

www.geekculture.com/joyoftech/joyarchives/1582.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Feature on the folks who dated the oldest known Acheulian hand axes:

www.shu.edu/news/article/366373

Neanderthals apparently had a reasonably balanced diet:

www.livescience.com/16338-neanderthals-d...nced-fish-birds.html

More on Sediba:

articles.philly.com/2011-09-26/news/3020...pologists-tool-users
www.philly.com/philly/health_and_science...y_become_human_.html

On climate change and human evolution:

www.irishweatheronline.com/news/history/...evolution/39385.html

Whence came H. floresiensis?:

More on the latest theory about Oetzi:

news.yahoo.com/otzi-icemans-20th-anniver...nario-071743745.html

More on two waves of human migration to Asia:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-09/m-mrl092611.php
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Latest CT mummy scan ... of one in the Tasmanian Museum:

www.perthnow.com.au/news/breaking-news/c...frg12u-1226151212554

Plenty of coverage of the announcement that the DSS have been
put online:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-15063895
www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?ID=239683&R=R1
www.canadaeast.com/rss/article/1443459
abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2011/09/...-scrolls-now-online/
in.news.yahoo.com/google-helps-publishin...nline-060007081.html
www.deseretnews.com/article/700183927/De...e-Israel-Museum.html
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4e22acd3f513564ef948
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...nslates-English.html
www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-26/dead-s...o-help-scholars.html
www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=140806284
latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...-museum-google-.html
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/26/scitech/main20111650.shtml
www.historytoday.com/blog/2011/09/dead-s...lls-published-online
www.theregister.co.uk/2011/09/26/dead_sea_scrolls/
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/0927/Dead...-to-all-online-VIDEO
www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50710

A 'lost city' is found in the Dardanelles ... older than Troy:

www.nationalturk.com/en/lost-city-older-...nakkale-turkey-14086
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ancien...rdanelles-2011-09-27

cf: dss.collections.imj.org.il/

... nice sidebar thing:

www.history.com/news/2011/09/26/unraveli...x-fascinating-facts/

... and some will be on display at this year's SBL meetup:

www.swbts.edu/campusNews/story.cfm?id=92...47C-F9A1B7006DD15907

Latest LandMinds includes interviews with Aaron Burke about Jaffa:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20.../LM-Seg1-220911a.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20.../LM-Seg2-220911b.mp3

... and Matt Goldish about Shabtai Zevi:

www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20.../LM-Seg3-270911c.mp3
www.foundationstone.org/LandMinds10/LM20.../LM-Seg4-270911d.mp3



Feature on the trials and tribulations of the Tell Halaf artifacts:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Arts/Jan/28...of-World-War-II.ashx

Thousands of unregistered antiquities turn up in Cairo University restrooms:

www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/499738

Israel returned some 620 artifacts to Jordan:

www.petra.gov.jo/Public_News/Nws_NewsDet...&NewsID=44302&Type=P
www.monstersandcritics.com/news/middleea...Israel-says-official
arabnews.com/middleeast/article507956.ece
www.jordantimes.com/index.php?news=41712
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148298
www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/news/8789...ead-Sea-Scrolls.html
www.khaleejtimes.com/displayarticle.asp?...tion=middleeast&col=

Plenty of antiquities-related protests in Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/22...s-antiquities-a.aspx

... and a new head for the SCA:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...testors-satisfi.aspx

The Tel Nagila Publication Project:

www.fas.harvard.edu/~semitic/wl/digsites/SLevant/Nagila2006/

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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All sorts of Roman artifacts from a former Wrangler Jeans factory site
in Camelon:

news.scotsman.com/dundee/Axes-bones-jewellery-and-60.6845124.jp

A 'luxury residence' found in Izmir:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ancien...-in-izmir-2011-09-23

Roman-era burials from Amrit:

www.sana.sy/eng/35/2011/09/26/371737.htm

Just starting to get coverage of this 'earliest Christian inscription'
identification
story:

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/30/scitech/main20113931.shtml
www.livescience.com/16319-earliest-chris...pagan-artifacts.html

What Iannis Lolos is up to:

utdailybeacon.com/news/2011/sep/16/lectu...-ancient-city-state/

What Jonathan Shay is up to:

theithacan.org/15387

What Philip Freeman is up to:

www.luther.edu/headlines/?story_id=35681...9/hobbit_blog_1.html

A collector has opened his own Classical Art museum in France:

www.ft.com/cms/s/2/b806d1ea-e8f5-11e0-ac9c-00144feab49a.html

Latest coverage of the Royal Holloway threat:

www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-...eath-by-1000-cuts.do

High speed trains threaten a Roman villa in Spain:

www.euroweeklynews.com/2011092889373/new...in-in-barcelona.html

OpEd on the state of Pompeii:

www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/se...nting-pompeii-itself

Feature on some words with classical roots:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...l?mod=googlenews_wsj

On assorted translations of the Iliad:

www.news-journal.com/opinion/columnists/...b5-e353d56e6d6d.html

More on the return of that half of the Weary Herakles:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=tugba-...i-erdemir-2011-09-30
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/27/bo...urns-bust-to-turkey/

... and an interview about raising awareness of antiquities
in Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=return...-heritage-2011-09-30

Albert Uderzo has retired from drawing Asterix:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15072853

Reviews of Greenblatt's *The Swerve*:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-30/religi...py-lewis-lapham.html
www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...enblatt-2362956.html
www.slate.com/articles/arts/books/2011/0...oem_really_brin.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/books/review/...att-book-review.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/09/28/books/the-swe...eenblatt-review.html
www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-09-26/harvar...ela-hoelterhoff.html
www.theatlantic.com/life/archive/2011/09...ile-pursuits/245652/

Review of Bettany Hughes, *The Hemlock Cup*:

www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment...-hughes-2364191.html

Review of Madeline Miller, *Song of Achilles*:

www.timeslive.co.za/opinion/columnists/2...e-on-homer-s-classic
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8781879/The-...e-Miller-review.html

More on that Roman shipyard from Portus:

www.presstv.ir/detail/201131.html
www.wessexscene.co.uk/news/2011/09/29/un...er-ancient-shipyard/
uk.ibtimes.com/articles/219402/20110925/...rd-italy-ancient.htm
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44652693/ns/technol...and_science-science/

More on scanning technology at Oxford:

www.economist.com/blogs/babbage/2011/09/document-analysis
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/09/110926230110.htm

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Some petroglyphs found in the Dordogne (France) were apparently made by
children:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15109188
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15119701 (Video)
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/sep/30/s...toddlers-art-lessons

Bronze Age items have turned up at that dig at the Pillar of Eliseg:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-15007707

A medieval burial ground found in Rush in Co Dublin earlier this year
turns out to be quite a bit older:

www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/201...1/1224305085946.html

More on that supposed 800 years b.p. 'witch' burial from Italy (did we
mention
this one?):

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041671...d-Tuscany-Italy.html
news.ninemsn.com.au/world/8352006/witchs...d-unearthed-in-italy

Some inscribed slate found at Nevern Castle (Wales) designed to keep the
evil
spirits away:

www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/20...-bay-91466-29511417/

A metal detectorist found the pommel of a 'Crusader's' sword in
Selkirkshire:

www.selkirkweekendadvertiser.co.uk/news/..._discovery_1_1883326

The Chiseldon Cauldrons are returning -- in replica form -- to the village
whence
the originals came:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-15093297
www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/9272499..._thanks_to_donation/

Interesting feature on Benvenida Abravanel and 'high society' in 16th
century Italy:

www.jpost.com/Magazine/Judaism/Article.aspx?id=239623

Four of Hampton Court's roundels have been restored:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/28/h...ce-roundels-restored

... and Cardigan Castle is getting a major restoration:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-15103905

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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China just won't give up on that 'Lost Roman Legion' connection:

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-10/02/c_131172311.htm

A Warring States copper sword turns up in Jiangxi province:

www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-79055.html

Not sure if we mentioned this chariot-and-horses burial from China:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09...ng-china/(slideshow)

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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They're digging at the Battle(s) of Saratoga site:

www.seattlepi.com/news/article/Dig-under...tlefield-2188054.php

A mummified hand shows up in Idaho:

www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/27/us-mu...dUSTRE78Q6R120110927
www.standard.net/stories/2011/09/28/mumm...idaho-museum-go-utah

Civil War casulaties may have been higher than previously thought:

scienceblog.com/47973/u-s-civil-war-kill...than-thought-750000/

The folks working on Ferry Farm are creating 3d models of some of them
for public interaction purposes:

www.fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/092011/09272011/654031

Review of Charles Lachman, *A Secret Life*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/25/nyregion/book...on-tony-bennett.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Some rather ancient footprints from Mexico:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50727
bigpondnews.com/articles/World/2011/09/2...n_Mexico_666679.html
www.northernstar.com.au/story/2011/09/27...nts-found-in-mexico/
www.elmostrador.cl/vida-en-linea/2011/09...-anos-de-antiguedad/

Some incredibly old (really?) petroglyphs from Peru:

peru21.pe/noticia/1304610/descubren-pinturas-rupestres-cuevas

Cannibalism is confirmed in remains of the Xiximes people:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/news/20...human-bones-science/

Photos of that mass grave of children and llamas at Huanchaquito (I think
we mentioned this before):

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/09...-chimu-inca-burials/

Possible evidence of a lost language discovered in Peru:

www.languagehat.com/archives/004383.php

Feature on Cuban architecture:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/arts/design/n...cana-collection.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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The BBC started a debate on the BC/BCE v AD/CE thing:

www.telegraph.co.uk/comment/columnists/b...absolute-drivel.html
timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2011/09/ad-vs-ce.html
www.guardian.co.uk/politics/reality-chec...curtis/2011/sep/26/1
www.guardian.co.uk/science/the-lay-scientist/2011/sep/25/1
www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-20417...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2041720...ml?ito=feeds-newsxml
www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/b...-correct-drivel.html
themediablog.typepad.com/the-media-blog/.../daily-mail-bbc.html

Nice little history quiz:

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/history...history-2363498.html

On the animal-human communication link in human development:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/02/a...man-animals-language

The story of that guy who saved that gold treasure from Afghanistan back
when the
Taliban was blowing up buddhas and the like:

www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/09/28/earlyshow/main20112633.shtml

The last bullfight in Catalonia:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/24/world/europe/...lonias-matadors.html

Feature on the Guidonian Hand technique:

scienceblog.com/48020/understanding-the-...dieval-singing-tool/

Still looking for the Battle of Anghiari:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-argonne-sci...izes-quest-lost.html

Implications of the 19th century 'Protestant work ethic':

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-19th-centur...ant-ethic-heart.html

Pondering the 'reality' of fiction:

opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/25...-reality-of-fiction/

More coverage of the Odyssey Marine v Spain decision:

www.artmediaagency.com/en/28577/odyssey-...re-belongs-to-spain/

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Santorini:

menmedia.co.uk/manchestereveningnews/lif...ntis-back-on-the-map

Loire Valley:

www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110919-mini...-loire-valley-france

Ethiopia:

www.bbc.com/travel/feature/20110920-once...n-a-time-in-ethiopia
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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American Journal of Archaeology 115.4 (October TOC):

www.ajaonline.org/toc/1154-0

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CRIME BEAT
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Investigating possible looting attempts by metal detectorists around a Roman
walled town in Northamptonshire:

www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/crime/pa...roman_town_1_3091909

The drought in Texas is contributing to looting of sites:

www.thepostgame.com/blog/dish/201109/tex...history-dinosaur-age

Some 13th century frescoes are returning to Cyprus:

www.cyprus-mail.com/theft/13th-century-f...coming-home/20110925
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/cypr...IQANEOV9K_story.html
abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/t...coes-cyprus-14639476

Feature on Icelandic sagas:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2011/09/sagas-...les-literary-history

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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A Roman coin found near Dorking:

www.thisissurreytoday.co.uk/

The Ancient Coin Collectors Guild is appealing their test case court
decision:

www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ancient...-case-130569833.html

The Frome Hoard is going on display:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/29/r...coin-jar-frome-hoard
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2043141...n-coins-display.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-15090781

A Tay Son dynasty coin from Viet Nam:

vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/Life-Style/2...coin-unearthed-.html

More on that 'Ides of March' coin:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=50712
www.coinnews.net/2011/09/29/roman-ides-o...-long-beach-auction/

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n40.html

... and the one which will turn up later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n41.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4dc48daaf45188aa5086
blogs.scientificamerican.com/image-of-th...-fax-to-xxi-century/

Bodleian Treasures:

www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/9279790...by_Bodleian_Library/
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/sep/25/b...reasures-shakespeare

Cleopatra:

www.fdlreporter.com/article/20111002/FON...hibit-open-Milwaukee

A Day in Pompeii:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50827

Civil War Portraiture:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50824

Pergamon:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240531119...l?mod=googlenews_wsj

Aphrodite and the Gods of Love:

www.theartnewspaper.com/whatson/event/Ap...Gods-of-Love/1121730

Rembrandt and the Faces of Jesus:

articles.philly.com/2011-09-26/news/3020...-exhibit-anti-jewish

Karanis Revealed:

detroit.cbslocal.com/2011/09/16/mich-exc...xhibit-opens-at-u-m/

Master Painters of India:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/arts/design/p...s-of-indian-art.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/09/29/art...20110930-WONDER.html

Manifold Greatness:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/arts/design/m...t-folger-review.html

Prints and the Pursuit of Knowledge in Early Modern Europe:

www.harvardartmuseums.org/exhibitions/detail.dot?id=33226

David, Delacroix, and Revolutionary France:

www.nytimes.com/2011/09/30/arts/design/d...-library-review.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/09/29/art...20110930-LOUVRE.html

Dura Europos:

www.nyunews.com/life/2011/09/26/26isaw/

Book of the Dead:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50751
cf:
www.brooklynmuseum.org/community/blogosp...he-book-of-the-dead/
On the 'curse' of the Lydian Hoard:

www.todayszaman.com/newsDetail_getNewsById.action?newsId=257844

The Brooklyn Museum is returning some artifacts to Costa Rica:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44734377/ns/travel-...travel/#.ToeoYXK3N2I

Germany is returning some Namibian skulls:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-german-museum-namibian-skulls.html
www.southerntimesafrica.com/article.php?...20homecoming&id=6245
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15127992

More on the Getty returning items to Greece:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...ieces-to-greece.html

We keep hearing that the National Museum of Iraq is reopening:

www.menafn.com/qn_news_story_s.asp?storyid=1093446093

The Met has given its website a major do over:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/09/26/me...s-revamped-web-site/

Check out our Twitter hashtag for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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A 'lost' Beethoven piece is to be performed for the first time
in a couple centuries:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15073541
www.physorg.com/news/2011-09-lost-beethoven-masterpiece.html

Interesting interpretations of Shakespeare are on tap for the 2012 Cultural
Olympiad:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15058047

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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ON THE WEB
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Archaeo News Podcast 199:

news.stonepages.com/

Latest Archaeology News from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/content/MP3/audnews25sep11.mp3
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OBITUARIES
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Almon Richard Turner:

www.dailyprincetonian.com/2011/09/26/28817/

Richard Hall:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-15057582
www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9256469.Renowne...es__aged_62/?ref=rss
www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/9256469.Tribute...chaeologist/?ref=rss
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HUMOUR
================================================================
A Mark Zuckerberg lookalike? (or vice versa):

www.historytoday.com/blog/2011/09/lookal...and-renaissance-gent
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Evidence of a 400 000 b.p. (!)'production line' of stone tools at
Qesem Cave (israel):

www.jpost.com/Features/FrontLines/Article.aspx?id=240535
www.jpost.com/Sci-Tech/Article.aspx?id=240452
www.themedialine.org/news/news_detail.asp?NewsID=33400

Burial of three paleolithic dogs, one with a mammoth bone
in its mouth, from the Czech Republic:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44819678/ns/technol...and_science-science/

More on Neanderthals having a good diet:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44752400/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Review of Dean Falk, *The Fossil Chronicles*:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/20...estors-brains-1.html
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AFRICA
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African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter (September 2011):

www.diaspora.uiuc.edu/news0911/news0911.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A mummy coffin in the Torquay Museum turns out to be 3500
years old:

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...3-500-years-old.html
www.thisissouthdevon.co.uk/Coffin-reveal...24-detail/story.html

New suggestion that those 'temples' at Goblekli aren't actually
temples at all:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111006162535.htm
www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/07/Use-.../UPI-21261318031564/
in.news.yahoo.com/worlds-oldest-temples-...-gods-115942076.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-archaeologi...-oldest-temples.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uocp-aaw100611.php

Again, we're hearing of plans to dig at Carcemish, once they clear the
landmines
(I think they're done?):

www.todayszaman.com/news-258491-excavati...ne-removal-ends.html

Bronze Age dwellings from Jerusalems 'Holyland Hill':

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/dig-a...e-dwellings-1.387977

This should probably be a crime story, but excavation equipment was
found in the White Desert Natural Reserve:

english.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=345936

There's a new head of the SCA (can't remember if we had this last
week):

www.artmediaagency.com/en/28928/a-new-se...ncil-of-antiquities/

Meanwhile, despite the appointment of a new head of antiquities,
archaeological work is still at a standtill (there's all sorts of tidbits
in this one):

weekly.ahram.org.eg/2011/1067/eg14.htm

... and elsewhere, we're getting reports that the temple of Amenhotep III
was flooded:

www.kv64.info/2011/10/temple-of-amenhotep-iii-flooded.html

What Donald Redford is up to:

dnj.com/article/20111003/NEWS01/110030313/1002/rss

The online version of the Dead Sea Scrolls is proving to be a popular
destination:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/virtu...st-one-week-1.387769

... if you haven't checked it out:

dss.collections.imj.org.il/

Somewhat rambling feature on assorted powers in the Ancient Near East:

www.thetrumpet.com/?q=8715.0.139.0

Italy is going to help train Iraqi archaeologists and fix up the National
Museum:

www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=...\2011-09-30\kurd.htm

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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6th century B.C. tombs from Kozani:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/3/48748

Looking for a Roman road in Stirling:

www.stirlingobserver.co.uk/stirling-news...site-51226-29536401/

... and at Sandford Heath (I think this is different from the previous):

www.bournemouthecho.co.uk/news/9285882.D...r_Roman_Road_riddle/

TV hype for a digital recreation of Pavlopetri:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15191614
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111008130348.htm
www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archa...created-2367183.html

Apparently some folks didn't realize Putin's Black Sea
archaeological 'discovery' was fake?:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2045848...-treasure-stunt.html
www.washingtonpost.com/world/spokesman-p...IQATPsmPL_video.html
www.telegram.com/article/20111006/DIGEST...052/RSS01&source=rss
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/video/video...&utm_content=2192681
www.mercurynews.com/rss/ci_19049716?source=rss
www.thespec.com/news/ontario/article/604...-treasure-was-staged
thescotsman.scotsman.com/news/Putin39s-s...-jug-find.6848421.jp
www.smh.com.au/world/putin-treasure-dive...-20111006-1la8s.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/oct/06/vla...staged?newsfeed=true

More details about that Dionysus mosaic from Bulgaria that we mentioned
a few weeks ago (I think):

www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=f2664

Interesting burial of humans and livestock in northern Greece:

straitstimes.com.feedsportal.com/c/32792...250Bhtml/story01.htm

Semi-touristy thing on Vindolanda:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travel-writin...nglands-Pompeii.html

Facebook's version of the Rise and Fall of the Roman empire:

www.collegehumor.com/article/6546880/fac...-of-the-roman-empire

Michael MacKinnon talks about 'Animals in the Agora':

www.ascsa.edu.gr/index.php/news/newsDeta...nimals-in-the-agora/

What Garret Fagan is up to:

www.al.com/samford-crimson/index.ssf/201...o_host_dr_garre.html

What Elizabeth Greene is up to:

communications.uwo.ca/western_news/stori...across_the_ages.html

Lewis Lapham talks with James Romm:

www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-07/elepha...ne-lewis-lapham.html

A Classics student does the math:

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/news/indialenon/10...-for-the-humanities/

Reviews of *The Swerve*:

seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2016424842_br07swerve.html
radioboston.wbur.org/2011/10/04/the-swerve/

Review of *Song of Achilles*:

www.businessday.co.za/Articles/Content.aspx?id=155028
www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/...latt/article2194842/
seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/books/2016424842_br07swerve.html

More lost legion nonsense:

en.ce.cn/National/culture/201110/03/t20111003_22736853.shtml
news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-10/02/c_131172311.htm

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A prehistoric teen girl burial near a newly-found henge in Kent:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44806944/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.discovery.com/history/perhistoric-t...ve-henge-111006.html

A 2000 years b.p. salting site from Willow Tree Fen:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lincolnshire-15168543

A 1900 years b.p. hunting 'coat' from a melting glacier in Norway:

www.norwaypost.no/culture/melting-glacie...cts-25795-25795.html

A number of Anglo-Saxon skeletons found last year in Oxfordshire
were reinterred:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-15228557

A Pictish symbol stone from a Highland farm building:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-14881753

The petroglyphs at Altamira apparently continue to be at risk:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44808221/ns/technol...and_science-science/

Possible mass grave on the Batle of Shrewsbury site:

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/10/05/a...ry-incinerator-site/

They're digging test pits at Bannockburn:

www.culture24.org.uk/history+%26+heritag...y+conflict/art365372

Newstead Abbey is now on the threatened list:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-15184025

Assorted Byzantine and Venetian fortresses in Greece are at risk too:

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/10/05/hist...-fortresses-at-risk/

A number of WWI artifacts are turning up at Gallipoli:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uom-hou100411.php
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-hundreds-un...facts-gallipoli.html
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112395726...gallipoli/index.html

Latest facial reconstruction is on a former Archibishop of Canterbury who
was
beheaded:

news.discovery.com/history/reconstructed...-sudbury-111003.html

Funding for Newcastle's Black Gate:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-15173660

More on those 'kiddie petroglyphs' at Rouffignac:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-10-archaeolo...re-school-video.html

More on those Nevern Castle warding-off-evil inscriptions:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-15153026

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Paleolithic weapons from Sri Lanka:

www.dailynews.lk/2011/10/03/news11.asp

Studying a vanished city on the Silk Road:

www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/04/Vani.../UPI-78801317774638/

The Taj Mahal is not on the verge of collapsing:

www.mid-day.com/news/2011/oct/081011-Agr...-is-safe-experts.htm
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/07/could...collapse-in-2-years/

Floods are threatening the ancient city of Ayutthaya:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44772469/ns/weather/
www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Thaila...Site--131329414.html

The Makli necropolis may be pur on the endangered list too:

www.omantribune.com/index.php?page=news&...601&heading=Pakistan

Radio feature on Aboriginal astronomy:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00kdr09/D...boriginal_Astronomy/
cf: www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15098959

... and I think we've had some version of this Aborigines-reached-Asia-first
story:

www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110930190112174

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Possible skeletal remains from the Battle of the Plains of Abraham:

www.montrealgazette.com/travel/Possible+...m/5514166/story.html

Latest on at Zekiah Fort find in Maryland:

www.somdnews.com/article/20111005/UNKNOW...ate=southernMaryland

Hampton taverns were pretty high class a couple centuries or so ago:

www.wavy.com/dpp/news/local_news/hampton...rns-served-the-elite

Environmental effects of tar on Chumash people heads over time?:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10...dians-science-heads/

They're back poking around the Queen Anne's Revenge site:

abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/expedition-s...beards-ship-14668619
www.jdnews.com/articles/carteret-95774-county-expedition.html

Restoring the Park Avenue Armory:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/06/arts/design/p...-swiss-makeover.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A round Aztec ceremonial platform found at the Templo
Mayor in Mexico City:

www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/10/research...mple-platform-mexico
www.cbsnews.com/stories/2011/10/06/501364/main20117008.shtml
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/06/aztec-...o-city_n_999145.html
www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/17-a...antigua-tenochtitlan
abcnews.go.com/m/story?id=14686834
Inca 'takeovers' were usually peaceful, apparently:

www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/3350..._not_usually_hostile

During restoration of a Mayan mural, some previously hidden figures emerged:

www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=430173&CategoryId=13003

A 1400 years b.p. village find leads to a Mayan road discovery:

www.dailycamera.com/cu-news/ci_19049230?source=rss
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uoca-ctd100511.php
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112396418...years-ago/index.html
www.denverpost.com/news/ci_19059963
www.denverpost.com/breakingnews/ci_19054421
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-team-ancien...ad-maya-village.html

Archaeologists have found remains of what may have been
the first Catholic church in Peru:

www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/10/ruins-ma...catholic-church-peru
www.washingtonpost.com/world/americas/ar...IQAJvOvTL_story.html

Trying to figure out obsidian beads from Teotihuacan:

www.idahostatejournal.com/news/local/art...7c-001cc4c03286.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Archaeo News 200:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/10/2011/podcast-200

Chinese researchers are suggesting climate change is behind much
'human crisis' in the past:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-chinese-ear...sponsible-human.html

A missing medieval Spanish document turns up in a UVa library:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-wm-professo...istory-year-old.html

CNN had a feature on archaeology of 'garbage/trash' sites of various
periods:

www.cnn.com/2011/10/04/world/europe/archaeology-ancient-trash/

Interesting use of drones to help map burial mounds in Russia:

www.livescience.com/16443-micro-drone-ar...gy-burial-sites.html
www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/07/Tiny.../UPI-28551318032850/

Nice feature (with photos) on underwater archaeology photography by Wes
Skiles:

environment.nationalgeographic.com/envir...-skiles-photography/

Two (different) 'course description' type stories focussing on the
'marriage' of science and the humanities:

www.news.cornell.edu/stories/Oct11/RiceCourse.html
www.whitman.edu/content/news/classicsfrontier

Richard Hodges gave a talk on matters relating to the Holy Grail:



Suggestion that Archaeology degrees need some updating:

www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp...=26&storycode=417632

On the DNA front, they've traced a type of anemia back to southern Italy,
some 3000 years b.p.:

medicalxpress.com/news/2011-10-tracks-mu...ns-cda-ii-roman.html

Just so you know it's coming ... some guy has found a 'hidden code' in the
"Last Supper":

news.yahoo.com/real-life-da-vinci-code-f...-last-134209947.html

This one touches on a pile of our categories ... all about how a 'Frenchman
helped
invent the English garden':

blogs.telegraph.co.uk/culture/harrymount...-the-english-garden/

The World Monuments Fund's list of at-risk sites has come out:

www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/05/us-wo...dUSTRE7944C420111005
philanthropy.com/blogs/philanthropytoday...rce=pt&utm_medium=en

Review of Steven Pinker, *The Better Angels of Our Nature*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/books/review/...ker-book-review.html

Review of Sylvia Nasar, *Grand Pursuit*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/09/books/review/...sar-book-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Nazareth:

israel21c.org/travel/rediscovering-nazareth

Greece/Athens:

www.deccanherald.com/content/196470/wher...res-nature-come.html

Lesser-known citys of the ancient world:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/travel/of-godde...-20111006-1lbbi.html
www.smh.com.au/travel/of-goddesses-and-e...-20111006-1lbbi.html

Morocco:

www.cnn.com/2011/10/07/travel/destinatio...l?section=cnn_latest
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BLOGS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/===========...====================
CRIME BEAT
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Plenty of press coverage for yet another bust in Thessaloniki:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44808667/ns/technol...uities/#.TpF2jXK3N2I
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-15214974
ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_07/10/2011_409792
greece.greekreporter.com/2011/10/07/pric...ers-in-thessaloniki/
www.upi.com/Top_News/World-News/2011/10/.../UPI-82911318015070/
www.focus-fen.net/index.php?id=n261119
www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...4c099eb2f23ea0a978d2

A number of Bibles from various places around the world were 'rescued' and
returned to Israel:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4131254,00.html

The Saudis have recovered a number of Mousterian artifacts taken
by a British national:

www.saudigazette.com.sa/index.cfm?method...entID=20111005109989

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Iron Age gold coins from Kimbolton:

www.huntspost.co.uk/news/latest-news/iro..._kimbolton_1_1081859

Latest e-Sylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n41.html

... and the one that will come out later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n42.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...ale-of-math-treasure

Egyptian Treasures from the Brooklyn Museum:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50962

Warriors, Tombs, and Temples:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/...e-bowers-museum.html

Cleopatra:

www.jsonline.com/entertainment/cleopatra...hibit-131230189.html

A Day in Pompeii:

www.thesunchronicle.com/articles/2011/10/06/go/10287813.txt
www.southcoasttoday.com/apps/pbcs.dll/ar.../ENTERTAIN/110060302
museumpublicity.com/2011/10/02/museum-of...-pompeii-exhibition/

Mummy: Secrets of the Tomb:

www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/bris...-20111003-1l4lm.html

Athena: Goddess of the Acropolis:

www.athensnews.gr/portal/3/48495

Power Play: China's Empress Dowager:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50848

Picasso's Drawings:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/arts/design/l...w-no-boundaries.html

John Martin:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/01/arts/01iht-melikian01.html

Rome: From the Origins to Italy's Capital:

www.boston.com/travel/blog/2011/10/rome_comes_to_q.html

A Redcar museum is suddenly popular:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-15147976

The Greek and Roman stuff at Bonham's did quite well:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=50928

... elsewhere, estimates were a bit off:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/arts/08iht-melikian08.html

More commentary on the Met's new website:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/arts/design/t...ms-new-web-site.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Tchaikovsky:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/08/arts/music/ma...gie-hall-review.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/07/arts/music/ca...la-music-review.html

Reviving a lost work by Beethoven:

www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110930185939795

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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ON THE WEB
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Digital Egypt:

www.digitalegypt.ucl.ac.uk/
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OBITUARIES
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Piero Weiss:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/arts/music/pi...gist-dies-at-83.html
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HUMOUR
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Ancient Grammar Police:

www.gocomics.com/nonsequitur/2011/10/06
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Possible Neanderthal remains from Sardinia:

zeenews.india.com/news/eco-news/ancient-...sardinia_735961.html
www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-84644.html

On a genetic mutation and human evolution:

www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44849021/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.yahoo.com/sugary-mutation-may-led-h...-rise-191203953.html

Evidence of paleolithic dog domestication:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-evidence-do...eolithic-period.html

Feature on Sterkfontein Caves:

dailymaverick.co.za/article/2011-10-14-s...5-years-of-discovery

More on early hominid diets:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-technologie...y-hominid-diets.html

Just in case you *must* read about some Yeti 'proof' silliness:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-siberian-region-yeti.html
www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/10/scient...-yeti_n_1003639.html
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AFRICA
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Plenty of coverage of what is being dubbed a 100 000 years b.p.
'artist studie' in Blombos Cave:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-15257259
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-year-old-oc...-workshop-south.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/science/14paint.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/13/stone-age-painting-kits
www.news24.com/SciTech/News/Ancient-art-...vered-in-SA-20111013
telegraph.feedsportal.com/c/32726/f/5683...ca0Bhtml/story01.htm
www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-s...IQApyHrhL_story.html
www.cbc.ca/news/technology/story/2011/10...th-african-cave.html
news.theage.com.au/breaking-news-world/a...-20111014-1lno7.html
www.sciencemag.org/content/334/6053/219
news.yahoo.com/ancient-art-supplies-foun...-cave-182951176.html
www.post-gazette.com/pg/11287/1182014-115-0.stm
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049154...th-African-cave.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Second Temple miqveh found near Kibbutz Zor'a:

www.antiquities.org.il/about_eng.asp?Modul_id=14
www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4134818,00.html
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/148686#.TpWvJOxXGZZ

Eilat Mazar is rather critical of the Elad association and IAA:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/top-a...ist-gimmick-1.389244
forward.com/articles/144184/

cf: www.lrb.co.uk/blog/2011/10/11/neve-gordon/concealing-the-past/

... while archaeology is being used in Palestine's bid for statehood:

www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4134091,00.html

Revisiting the James Ossuary:

www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-eisenman/t...-it-a_b_1005052.html

Latest from Tel Burna:

telburna.wordpress.com/2011/10/10/google-earth-image-of-tell/
telburna.wordpress.com/2011/10/11/articl...ished-by-amit-dagan/

What Akkadianish things Benjamin Foster is up to:

www.yaledailynews.com/news/2011/oct/14/a...xceptional-students/

Using computer algorithms to separate the multiple sources/hands in the
Torah:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-ghostwritin...es-contributors.html
www.aftau.org/site/News2?page=NewsArticle&id=15391
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...eal-wrote-Bible.html

Not sure if we've had this story about efforts to save the mosaics in
Hisham's Palace:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Arts/Jan/21...h-a-masterpiece.ashx

Some groups are still protesting outside the Supreme Council of Antiquities:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...of-Antiquities-.aspx

... and Egypt may have asked for the Rosetta Stone back (but it doesn't seem
to
be 'in all the papers'):

english.youm7.com/News.asp?NewsID=346507

More on Gobleki Tepe:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51115
www.canada.com/Gobekli+world+oldest+temp...o/5528342/story.html
www.npr.org/blogs/13.7/2011/10/13/141216...e-or-not?ft=1&f=1057
www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=gobekl...s-mystery-2011-10-13
www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/gobekli-tepe.html
www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeolo...rry-contributor.html
news.nationalpost.com/2011/10/10/world%E...-canadian-scientist/

More on digitizing the DSS:


www.thejewishweek.com/arts/museums/dead_sea_scrolls_access_all

The Bible History Daily's Week in Review (I'm curious whether others can
click this):

whatcounts.com/dm?id=9115C9B7CC89FD328FB...01E63800056256428243

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Important study shows that amphora carried more than just wine:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...rried-more-than-wine
www.nature.com/news/2011/111014/full/news.2011.594.html

A pile of Roman shoes found at a supermarket construction site in Camelon,
Scotland:

news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2011/10...archaeology-science/

Remains of a possible Roman bath in Cumbria:

www.timesandstar.co.uk/news/other/west-c...an-building-1.887605

For reasons unknown, that purported Lupercal find is back in the news:

news.discovery.com/videos/history-mythic...cave-discovered.html

Evidence of a Roman 'presence' (of sorts) in Chennai:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Chennais-lin...cleshow/10348895.cms

cf:
rogueclassicism.com/2011/10/12/omg-that-...i-still-dont-buy-it/

David Blank gives the New York Times a bit of a slap on the wrist:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/...urean-fragments.html

Nice feature on a student digging at Monte Testaccio:

www.idsnews.com/news/story.aspx?id=83401

Oxford Greek Play 2011:

www.ogp2011.com/

A recreation of the Antikythera Mechanism (hmmmmm):

techcrunch.com/2011/10/12/hublot-rebuild...tikythera-mechanism/

Interview with Peter Lilley about Samuel Johnson:

thebrowser.com/interviews/peter-lilley-mp-on-samuel-johnson

Interview with Adrienne Mayor on enemies of Rome:

thebrowser.com/interviews/adrienne-mayor...enemies-ancient-rome

Review of a couple of tomes about children in the Roman empire:

www.the-tls.co.uk/tls/public/article796886.ece

Review of David Mattingly, *Imperialism, Power, and Identity*:

www.historytoday.com/blog/2011/10/imperi...m-power-and-identity

Review of Aloys Winterling, *Caligula*:

www2.macleans.ca/2011/10/12/the-most-fam...og-in-movie-history/

Review of Paul Johnson, *Socrates*:

www.washingtontimes.com/news/2011/oct/12/book-review-socrates/

Reviews (etc.) of *The Swerve*:

www.vanityfair.com/online/daily/2011/10/...how-the-world-becam0
www.timesargus.com/article/20111012/OPINION04/710129955
harvardmagazine.com/2011/10/the-swerve-b...book-awards-finalist
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/...urean-fragments.html

There are a spate of Iliad translations out being reviewed singulatim and
together:

www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/literature/131321754.html
www.dailyprincetonian.com/2011/10/13/29038/
www.economist.com/node/21532253
www.mercurynews.com/books/ci_19100667

Semi-related reviewish thing of David Malouf's *Ransom*:

www.npr.org/books/titles/137919020/ransom
www.npr.org/2011/10/10/135778962/dawn-tr...alouf-s-novel-ransom

Semi-related ... interview with Madeline Miller:

www.timeslive.co.za/lifestyle/books/2011...list-madeline-miller

More on Pavlopetri:

www.postchronicle.com/news/science/article_212386207.shtml
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111008130348.htm
www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/10/Unde.../UPI-92701318291412/

More on the rejoined Weary Herakles:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51000

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Confirmation of a major Viking site at a County Louth village:

www.irishcentral.com/news/Major-Viking-s...owing-131442918.html

Latest on the three stone circles at Stanton Drew:

www.thisisbath.co.uk/Stanton-Drew-8211-n...12-detail/story.html

... while some idiot driver hit and broke a standing stone at Bedd Morris:

www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/9303748....ashes_to_the_ground/

They've figured out the genetic side of the Black Death:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-15278366
news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4755328.stm
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-reconstruct...ome-black-death.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=black-death-genome
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/13/science/13plague.html
www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2011/10/wha...the-black-death.html
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/12/b...genome-sequenced-dna
news.yahoo.com/deadly-black-death-bug-ha...anged-170111133.html

www.newscientist.com/article/mg21228344....ntified-at-last.html

Hot on the heels of the find of a WWII ship full of silver (which is out of
the period of our purview),
Odyssey Marine announced the discovery of a WWI shipwreck full of silver
(which is in the period of
our purview):

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/11/science/11shipwreck.html
www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.p...veAnchorId=141209082
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15252259

www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/10/usa-b...dUSN1E79911320111010
www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-10/sil...alvager-odyssey.html

Feature on Nikolay Ovcharov:

www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=132871

More on the threat to the paintings at Altamira:

www.newscientist.com/article/dn21020-anc...y-tourist-plans.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Sui and Tang Dynasty finds from Jiangxi:

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-10/11/c_131185265.htm
english.people.com.cn/90782/90874/7615525.html

Some mystery tombs along the Silk Road:

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/culture/2...0/12/c_131187122.htm

A Maori adze find is confirming (sort of) an oral tradition:

tvnz.co.nz/national-news/ancient-maori-t...-post-office-4459812

Archaeologists are calling for a major part of Mohenjodaro to be reburied
for preservation
purposes:

www.dawn.com/2011/10/16/call-for-reburia...moenjodaro-part.html

Tantalizingly vague item on a Cimmerian necropolis find in
Kabardino-Balkaria (I'm guessing
this is in Asia, but might be wrong ... this part of the world always
challenges me from a
geographic point of view):

vestnikkavkaza.net/news/culture/18793.html

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Some unexpected finds from the Queen Anne's Revenge dig:

www.witn.com/watercooler/headlines/Exped..._Ship_131124518.html

... but bad weather isn't helping that dig progress:

www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/12/dive-...rate-ship-hits-snag/

A pre-1820 shipwreck find in the Connecticut River:

www.wfsb.com/story/15698606/piece-of-anc...rns-up-in-conn-river

Looking for burial sites during road construction in Iowa:

www.lemarssentinel.com/story/1772909.html

Feature on the Krieger site and its implications for agricultural
development:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/science...s-not-so-simple.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2011/10/st...tion-without-me.html

Feature on the 'Cardiff Giant' hoax:

wrvo.org/post/remembering-cardiff-giant

Review of Jeremi Suri, *Liberty's Best Guardian*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/...uri-book-review.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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On the use of neutron imaging in archaeology:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-ancient-art...secrets-neutron.html

Some revisionism in regards to Van Gogh's suicide:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/ne...id-not-kill-himself/

Arguing over whether DaVinci painted a portrait or not:

www.livescience.com/16549-lost-davinci-portrait.html

... and arguing over a Girolamo Romano painting is giving rise to
fundraising:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/arts/design/f...nting-is-a-boon.html

Interesting 'movement' to create 'historic' meals from old recipes:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...624851086404190.html

National Book Awards finalists:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/12/fi...ational-book-awards/

Feature on a clairvoyant who appears to have located assorted archaeological
items,
inter alia and FWIW:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/10/nyregion/mari...ourned-in-bronx.html

There might be some interest in this semiotics piece:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/...age-semiotician.html

More on the use of a drone to map out burial mounds in Russia:

www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...reveals-burial-sites
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44847461/ns/technol...and_science-science/
ca.news.yahoo.com/tiny-drone-reveals-anc...sites-130007879.html
www.livescience.com/16443-micro-drone-ar...gy-burial-sites.html

Review of Michael Krondl, *Sweet Invention*:

www.npr.org/2011/10/09/141052658/quest-f...nd-the-first-dessert

Review of Denise Gigante, *The Keats Brothers*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/books/review/...nte-book-review.html

www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Mosel:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/...l-Heights-Trail.html
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Thieves stole a relic from the Holy Cross Abbey in Thurles:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2048625...ross-Jesus-died.html

Libya is trying to protect its sites from looters:

www.cnn.com/2011/10/13/world/africa/liby...azi-theft/index.html

Iraq is still missing "thousands" of antiquities:

www.thenational.ae/business/travel-touri...ts-heritage-returned

A pair of Egyptian reliefs stolen in the 80s were recovered:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...epka-tomb-found.aspx

A Jules Breton painting missing for over 90 years was returned to France:

abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2011/10/st...terpiece-discovered/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest E-Sylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n42.html

... and the one which will be out later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n43.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Tut:

houston.culturemap.com/newsdetail/10-14-...-tut-shines-at-mfah/
www.chron.com/life/article/Tut-exhibit-i...e-MFAH-s-2217917.php
www.chron.com/news/article/Tut-artifacts...ast-time-2217892.php

Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/...6412718.photogallery
www.baltimoresun.com/entertainment/arts/...1014,0,3593057.story
www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/style/w...IQAsfI1jL_story.html
online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...608960149816094.html
www.patriotledger.com/entertainment/x161...-trip-back-to-79-A-D

Georges Braque:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/arts/design/g...odernism-review.html

Pompeii:

www.wickedlocal.com/newenglandarts/museu...-eternity-with-video

Alexander the Great:

eu.greekreporter.com/2011/10/10/alexande...reat-goes-to-france/

Syrian Bibles:

www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALe...41b2bc27bd855410a9a1

Lippi and Botticelli:



The new National Hellenic Museum looks like it might be worth a visit:

www.suntimes.com/entertainment/8176696-4...agos-new-museum.html

The first map of Australia is coming to auction:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/austr...ia-goes-on-sale.html

A bit out of our period of purview, but of interest ... a letter of Albert
Einstein fetched a reasonable price:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-15278482

An account of the Art & Design London show:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/arts/15iht-Melikian15.html

The Musee d'Orsay is reopening aftern remodelling:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/15/arts/15iht-Orsay15.html

The MoMA's annual 'To Save and Protect' festival:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/arts/design/t...vation-festival.html

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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Arthur Dubin:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/us/arthur-dub...-era-dies-at-88.html

Richard Hall:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/13/richard-hall-obituary
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8822930/Richard-Hall.html

Michel Peissel:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/16/world/europe/...urer-dies-at-74.html
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HUMOUR
================================================================
For future archaeologists:

failbook.failblog.org/2011/10/14/funny-f...ning-way-in-advance/
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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EARLY HUMANS
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Using 'foodprints' to determine the diet of early humans:

www.latimes.com/news/science/la-sci-homi...1022,0,7613706.story

Pondering the short legs of Neanderthals:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-mysteries-s...ged-neandertals.html
www.livescience.com/16623-neanderthal-short-legs.html

We can apparently blame backbone fractures on evolution:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/cwru-bbf101911.php

On the evolutionary roots of 'culture' in humans and apes:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-culture-hum...lutionary-roots.html

A Neanderthal find from the Netherlands ... so far the coverage is only in
Dutch:

www.nu.nl/wetenschap/2643248/werktuigen-...nden-in-limburg.html
www.blikopnieuws.nl/bericht/135825/Honde...thaler_gevonden.html
www.limburger.nl/article/20111017/REGIONIEUWS06/111019666/1021
www.wetenschap24.nl/nieuws/artikelen/201...dekt-in-Limburg.html
www.hartvannederland.nl/nederland/limbur...cheologische-vondst/

Feature on figuring out where the various 'ape men' fit on the family tree:

blogs.smithsonianmag.com/hominids/2011/1...cradle-of-humankind/

... and the mutation which may have led to the genus homo:

www.nctimes.com/news/science/article_cf0...f1-b2cb9fbeb21a.html

More on the blades (and their implications) found in that Qesem Cave
'production
line':

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-archaeologi...earlier-thought.html
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AFRICA
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Concerns from UNESCO once again for Libya's ancient sites:

thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011...8-1&sec=Worldupdates
uk.news.yahoo.com/libyas-ancient-heritag...nesco-195620554.html

More on the paint workshop in those South African caves:

www.presstv.ir/detail/204934.html
www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1013/Cave...e-back-100-000-years
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Not sure where to put this one ... an Ugaritic inscription from Tiryns
(maybe):

www.ufg-va.uni-hd.de/md/zaw/ufg/mitarbei...en-maran-vetters.pdf

Egypt's SCA is going to review a number of archaeological projects:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...ration-projects.aspx

... and is conducting an inventory of all the land it owns (not sure how
different that
is from the above):

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/24...-way-for-land-s.aspx

Rethinking the location of Gan Hamelech:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israe...blical-site-1.391423

Saudi Arabia seems to be taking antiquities a bit more seriously:

arabnews.com/saudiarabia/article520367.ece

... and Egypt is trying a new strategy to prevent the illegal trade of
antiquities:

english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/24...de-in-Egyptian-.aspx
english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...eological-sites.aspx


OpEd on the antiquities trade in Israel:

www.bibleinterp.com/opeds/ker358019.shtml

Meanwhile, they're arguing in Egypt about why a statue fell over:

www.almasryalyoum.com/en/node/507300

Nice feature on various aspects of the Cairo Geniza:

www.haaretz.com/weekend/week-s-end/reuni...d-fragments-1.391259
www.haaretz.co.il/magazine/1.1522698 (in Hebrew, but with a nice
slide show)

cf:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/afot-ptt101811.php
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-piecing-pri...s-cairo-genizah.html
www.genizah.org/index.htm

Review of Hoffman and Cole, *Sacred Trash*:

mobiletrunk.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=99241419

Feature on Sukkot iconography through the ages:

www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/50055

More on that miqveh from Tzora:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early+History...ered_23-Oct-2011.htm

More on Gobekli Tepe:

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2050908...tonehenge-house.html

Review of Alice Hoffman, *The Dovekeepers*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/books/review/...man-book-review.html

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Very interesting Etruscan find of a depiction of a woman giving birth:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51197
news.discovery.com/history/etruscan-moth...irth-art-111019.html
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111020025756.htm
www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...chaeologist-dig.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-ancient-dep...h-etruscan-site.html
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/smu-rda101811.php
blog.smu.edu/research/2011/10/ancient_ch...rth_scene_is_ne.html

... and a UT Arlington student was there:

www.cisionwire.com/university-of-texas-a...-childbirth,c9177279

More Roman remains in India:

timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Market...cleshow/10410302.cms

A bit out of this period, perhaps, but getting much attention is a burial of
a 'Roman'
couple holding hands (and it isn't even Valentine's Day!):

www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-...d-holding-hands.html
today.msnbc.msn.com/id/44990654/ns/today...le-held-hands-years/

The wrestling community is really excited about this papyrus 'find' and are
making
all sorts of claims based on it:

sports.yahoo.com/olympics/vancouver/blog...l-found-covers-wrest
www.usatoday.com/sports/olympics/story/2...17198/1?csp=34sports

Latest 'wall collapse' at Pompeii (not quite as serious as it might sound):

www.sacbee.com/2011/10/22/3999318/ancien...pses-in-pompeii.html
www.theprovince.com/news/Wall+collapses+...s/5592504/story.html
thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2011...9-1&sec=Worldupdates
my.news.yahoo.com/wall-collapse-pompeii-...rries-164954039.html
www.canada.com/news/Wall+collapses+Pompe...s/5592504/story.html

There was some serious flooding at the Colosseum, Circus Maximus, and
environs in
Rome this week:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...shuts-Colosseum.html

A huge mosaic and other items found (apparently) during construction for a
new hotel in Turkey:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=turkey...n-the-med-2011-10-14

... and a Lycian tomb complex:

www.worldbulletin.net/?aType=haber&ArticleID=80360

Feature on Ayios Epiktetos-Vrysi:

www.cyprus-mail.com/antiquities/ayios-ep...al-treasure/20111023

Classical languages are gaining strength in Australia:

www.smh.com.au/national/education/all-gr...-20111016-1lrfe.html

They've translated de Rerum Natura into Persian:

www.ibna.ir/vdcfv1dytw6dyja.r7iw.html

Debbie Felton is hanging out the Hallowe'en shingle:

media-newswire.com/release_1160081.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-halloween-p...t-greeks-romans.html

Coverage of the second part of the "Classics Renewed' conference at Brown:

www.browndailyherald.com/late-antique-wo...in-to-life-1.2653411

Review of Bagg and Scully's new translation of Sophocles:

www.philly.com/philly/entertainment/literature/132305053.html

Reviews of Mitchell's *Iliad* translation:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/8827455/The-...Mitchell-review.html
www2.macleans.ca/2011/10/19/on-homer-fin...star-of-translators/

Review of Winterling's *Caligula* bio:

www.insidehighered.com/views/mclemee/mclemee_on_caligula

Review of Schiff's *Cleopatra*:

www.courier-journal.com/article/20111017...ll%7Ctext%7CHome%7Cs

Review(ish) of Victor Davis Hanson, *End of Sparta*:

www.npr.org/2011/10/17/141427464/end-of-...story-with-invention
radio.nationalreview.com/betweenthecover...NzBiN2I1NmI2NWZkZjk=

More on analyzing contents of amphorae:

www.nature.com/news/2011/111014/full/news.2011.594.html
www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/g...rchaeology-18102011/
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-ancient-greek-ships-wine.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A Viking boat burial from Scotland:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51213
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/19/v...ound-scotland(video)
uk.news.yahoo.com/viking-boat-burial-uncovered-002747938.html
www.scotsman.com/lifestyle/heritage/hist..._000_years_1_1917446
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-viking-boat...ial-uk-mainland.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15333852
abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/a...te-scotland-14774354
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44960443/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.guelphmercury.com/news/world/article...st-coast-of-scotland
www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/arch...IQAZCQswL_story.html
www.batangastoday.com/viking-burial-site...d-in-scotland/17959/
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112404376...king-boat/index.html
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-15333852

... and, of course, there's some Viking cultural invading going on too:

www.guardian.co.uk/tv-and-radio/2011/oct...re-invasion-tv-books

Archaeologists are poking around Newgrange again:

www.independent.ie/national-news/search-...wgrange-2908492.html

Russia plans to raise a shipwreck off Finland which is associated with
Catherine the Great:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...reats-treasures.html

Latest facial reconstruction is on some 7500 years b.p. skull from Norway:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-face-to-face-ancient-human.html

A mystery object from the Staffordshire Hoard:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...-staffordshire-hoard

... and a nice feature on the Hoard itself:

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/11/gold-hoard/alexander-text

Russia plans to raise a shipwreck off Finland which is associated with
Catherine the Great:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...reats-treasures.html

Assorted finds from various periods declared treasure:

www.yellowad.co.uk/news.cfm?id=39132&hea...ure%20trove%E2%80%99

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Traces of a civilization dating back 4500-5000 years b.p. from the
Badain Jaran desert:

www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-89565.html

Earliest domestication of chickens was in China, apparently:

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/2011-10/16/c_131194217.htm

A Han Dynasty fortress associated with dinosaur tracks:

news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/china/201...16/c_131194282_2.htm

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Archaeologists are looking for 13000 year b.p. sites in Lake Minnewanka
(Alberta):

www.calgarysun.com/2011/10/21/13000-year...eath-lake-minnewanka

Evidence of hunters arriving in North America earlier than previously
thought:

www.npr.org/2011/10/20/141549739/what-sl...todon-dna-tells-tale
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25mastodon.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-hunters-nor...a-years-earlier.html
www.newswise.com/articles/view/581947/
www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/tau-tas102011.php
www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/20/m...hunted-north-america
www.redorbit.com/news/science/1112406010...y-thought/index.html
www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/sci...environment-15391388
www.livescience.com/16641-early-american-hunters-mastodon.html
www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?i...r-peopling-new-world

A paved road in Santa Fe dating to the 1600s:

latimesblogs.latimes.com/nationnow/2011/...xico-road-1600s.html

Plans to raise Blackbeard's cannon next week:

www2.wnct.com/news/2011/oct/19/3/blackbe...-wednesd-ar-1516498/

A class is digging at MSU:

www.statenews.com/index.php/article/2011...irst_campus_building

On the 'Starving Time' at Jamestown:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-bad-contribute-starving.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-starving-horses-dogs-ate-rats.html

Celebrating Archaeology Month in Massachusetts:

www.wickedlocal.com/bellingham/news/x663...es-archaeology-month

Review of Andre Deutsch, *New Yor: The Story of a Great City*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/nyregion/new-...museum-archives.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A pile of 8000-11000 years b.p. stone tools from Baja:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/entertainment/...-000-year-old-tools/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Another theory on the Little Ice Age:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-team-european-ice-age-due.html

On protecting sites from the effects of climate change:

www.dailystar.com.lb/Culture/Arts/Dec/10...e.ashx#axzz1bSuVKDkv

DNA has revealed the cause of the Black Death:

www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news...-DNA-unravelled.html

A top ten list of translations:

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/19/ada...english-translations

On the origins of red and green at Christmas:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-color-coded-christmas.html

Using math to restore a fresco bombed during WWII:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,792781,00.html

More on neutron imaging:

www.ornl.gov/info/features/get_feature.c...eNumber=f20111012-00

Showing the non-Indiana-Jones side of archaeology:

readingeagle.com/article.aspx?id=340100

Hype for a book which will apparently challenge a millennium of
scholarship about the Crusades:

www.theaustralian.com.au/news/arts/histo...frg8nf-1226166509828

Plenty of hype for the impending (not really ... the program is being
broadcast on
Monday) mummification of a taxi driver to learn about the process
(conveniently
forgetting that Bob Brier did this sort of thing already, in most reports):

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-uk-taxi-driver-mummy-years.html
www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2049740...l-4-documentary.html
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/44945609/ns/technol...and_science-science/
news.discovery.com/history/taxi-driver-mummy-111018.html
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...d2f2d5795cf1546d.101
primetime.unrealitytv.co.uk/british-scie...orquays-tutankhamun/
www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...fication-method.html


Interesting item on 'language fossils' that are stuck in your brain:

discovermagazine.com/2011/oct/08-the-bra...buried-in-your-cells

... while 'caveman instincts' apparently affect our voting behaviour:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-caveman-ins...litical-leaders.html

An APOD of the Draconids over some Celtic ruins in Spain:

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap111019.html

On the 'allure' of the 'midnight oyster':

www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2011/10/19/141...-a-late-night-oyster

Some 'newly released' photos from Scott's South Pole expedition:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/18/science/20111018-pole.html

Slide show of Moby Dick book covers:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/22/boo...-dick-slideshow.html

Review of Simon Goldhill, *Freud's Couch, Scott's Buttocks, Bronte's Grave*:

chronicle.com/blogs/pageview/a-scholar-t...nd-wonders-why/29522

Review of Dava Sobel, *A More Perfect Heaven*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/science/space/18scibooks.html

Review of Naifeh and Smith, *Van Gogh: The Life*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/books/van-gog...ory-white-smith.html

Review of Susan Orlean, *Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/books/review/...ean-book-review.html

Review of Nathaniel Philbrick, *Why Read Moby Dick?*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/books/review/...ick-book-review.html

Review of Robert Bellah, *Religion in Human Evolution*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/02/books/review/...lah-book-review.html

cf:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/books/review/...ution-of-theory.html
www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Libya:

www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/8841356/Libya...back-on-the-map.html
www.stuff.co.nz/travel/international/578...yes-post-war-tourism
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BLOGS
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About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Archaeo News 201:

www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archive...aeo-news-podcast-201

Latest from the Archaeology Channel:

www.archaeologychannel.org/

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CRIME BEAT
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Vandals hit a Punic tomb in Tunisia:

www.tunisia-live.net/2011/10/17/vandalis...tage-in-el-haouaria/

Felch and Frammolino were talking about the antiquities trade:

www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2011/10/jour...erts_speak_on_t.html

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
We're getting more details on that hoard from Bredon Hill:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-15400603
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howa...have-been-found.html


Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n43.html

... and the one which should appear within a few hours:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n44.html

Latest eSylum newsletter:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v13n14.html


Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Treasures of Islamic Manuscript Painting:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/5/25/...-handwritten-Qu.aspx

In the Kingdom of Alexander the Great:

www.athensnews.gr/issue/13465/49163
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/arts/22iht-MELIKIAN22.html
online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...629160830311304.html

Les Gaulois:

www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/AL...f1d6aa69fd8db7b6.3e1

Warriors of the Plains:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15392681

Dura Europos:

www.jpost.com/Opinion/Columnists/Article.aspx?id=241958

Masters of Venice:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...10/23/PKSF1LH4KE.DTL

Imprinting the Divine:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51235

French Artists and Art Lovers in 18th Century Rome:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51232

Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51151
www.miamiherald.com/2011/10/23/2461770/m...und-the-secrets.html
usa.greekreporter.com/2011/10/19/1000-ye...-walters-art-museum/
www.winnipegfreepress.com/world/breaking...olars-132009778.html
straitstimes.com.feedsportal.com/c/32792...A10Bhtml/story01.htm
www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/10/17/1000-...-display/?test=faces
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/arts/secrets-...altimore-review.html
www.therepublic.com/view/story/4db7079de...-Palimpsest-Exhibit/

... an interview with one of the curators:

baltimore.citybizlist.com/1/2011/10/21/E...ters-Art-Museum.aspx

Cleopatra:

onmilwaukee.com/ent/articles/cleopatra.html?27979
www.uwmpost.com/2011/10/17/cleopatra-at-the-public-museum/

Vermeer's Women:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-revi...ambridge-review.html

Masterpieces of Italian Renaissance and Baroque Sculpture:

www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=51202

War Horse: Fact and Fiction:

www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/18/us-ex...dUSTRE79H4WM20111018

Johan Zoffany:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/arts/design/j...-m-louise-baker.html

Degas and the Nude:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/21/arts/design/d...s-boston-review.html

Mummy portraits:

www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/oct/19/a...its-ashmolean-museum

Did Christie's sell a 'lost DaVinci' cheap?

www.csmonitor.com/Science/2011/1017/Lost...rait-sold-for-21-000

The Berthouville Treasure is coming to the Getty:

blogs.getty.edu/iris/welcoming-the-berth...-to-the-getty-villa/

Picassos are coming to the Guggenheim:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/14/arts/design/t...black-and-white.html

The British Museum is putting together an online catalogue of artifacts
unearthed by
Flinders Petrie:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...etries-archaeol.aspx

The Dallas MoA has a new director:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/a-...allas-museum-of-art/

Nice donation for the Rubin Museum:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/ru...new-chief-executive/

Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Due Figaro:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/20/arts/music/i-...-theater-review.html

Baroque Evening:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/18/arts/music/ju...-theater-review.html

Anonymous:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/movies/roland...ask-shakespeare.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/17/opinion/holly...honors-the-bard.html

Three Musketeers:

movies.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/movies/the...ph-waltz-review.html

Island of Lost Souls (DVD):

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/movies/homevi...d-of-lost-souls.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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OBITUARIES
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John M Blum:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/nyregion/john...-due-dies-at-90.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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National Geographic has a feature on Otzi's latest autopsy:

ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2011/11/iceman-autopsy/hall-texte
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025091533.htm

The evolutionary history of the dog:

online.wsj.com/article/SB100014240529702...001843790269560.html

More on concerns over Altamira:

www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-controversy...ne-chapel-stone.html
pubs.acs.org/cen/science/89/8943sci1.html

A Berlin restaurant caters to the 'modern' caveman:

www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/0,1518,782747,00.html
www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-an...-masses-2376372.html
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AFRICA
================================================================
Latest on efforts to repatriate the remains of Intripid crewmen:

articles.philly.com/2011-10-25/news/3032...adhafi-somers-family

More on that 'paint shop':

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...10/14/MNUD1LHCV8.DTL
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Evidence of Assyrian trepanation from Kultepe (I think ... some characters
are
garbled in this one):

www.aina.org/ata/20111028204303.htm

Ancient 'take out windows' from Godin Tepe (Iran):

www.livescience.com/16773-ancient-takeou...ndow-godin-tepe.html

Evidence of a 'belief system' at Gobekli Tepe:

www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=gobekl...s-mystery-2011-10-13

A mummy has the oldest known case of prostate cancer in Ancient Egypt:

news.sciencemag.org/sciencenow/2011/10/m...case-of-prostat.html

Interesting feature on conservation work on an Egyptian sarcophagus at the
Ashmolean:

www.thisisoxfordshire.co.uk/news/9325406...e_on_ancient_coffin/

A number of Egyptian items which were headed to Australia are being returned
to Egypt:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...-from-Australia.aspx

A Byzantine "prayer box" (reliquary?) from an Ir David dig:

www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149159#.Tqx-u3Ik-uI
www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/news/m...-near-city-of-david/

An early Islamic site north of Jericho:

news.uchicago.edu/article/2011/10/26/joi...t-early-islamic-cult

Nice 'backgrounder' on Hanukkah:

www.phillyburbs.com/lifestyle/holidays/h...a2-001a4bcf6878.html

... and a feature on the 'real' "occupiers":

www.jewishpress.com/pageroute.do/50095

Quite the kerfuffle over the Elad contract in the City of David:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/israe...ty-of-david-1.391619

... but the High Court ruled the contract legal:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/high-...es-it-legal-1.392184
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=243280

... and the Mughrabi bridge is back into full saga form:

www.jpost.com/Headlines/Article.aspx?id=243110
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149063
www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Article.aspx?id=243189
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149078
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/149083#.Tqx_r3Ik-uI
www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/222984

cf: www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=243165

... and there's an uproar-in-the-making over treatment of graves at the
Museum of
Tolerance site:

www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/grave-concerns-1.391852

... oh ... and there's a McDonalds at Masada:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/features/a...a-hamburger-1.391188
www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/mcdon...ourself-for-1.386158

Dig opportunities in Israel:

www.mfa.gov.il/MFA/History/Early%20Histo...rael_2012.htm?mid=50

The Dead Sea is nominated as one of the seven natural wonders:

www.janglo.net/index.php?option=com_adsm...&catid=99&tid=177874

More concerns because of tourism at sites in Turkey:

www.todayszaman.com/news-261336-tourism-...hes-fever-pitch.html

Some infrastructure funding for Babylon:

www.constructionweekonline.com/article-1...ylon-infrastructure/

Feature on Acre:

www.macon.com/2011/10/29/1763443/crusade...ng-rediscovered.html

Concerns for archaeology and sites in Syria:

www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-...nt-fort-2370224.html

Review of Simon Montefiore, *Jerusalem: The Biography*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/books/review/...ore-book-review.html

More on those 'nazca lines' in Saudia Arabia:

www.usatoday.com/tech/science/columnist/...tructures/50857592/1

Egyptology News Blog:

egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Major find of a Roman military camp on the Lippe:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europ...ic-hordes-found.html

On the very edge of our period of purview for this section ... a
proto-Byzantine
martyrion from Cyprus:

eu.greekreporter.com/2011/10/27/cyprus-d...-akrotiri-peninsula/

The Paphos Theatre dig on Cyprus has a dig blog:

www.paphostheatre.com/paphos-theatre-education-blog.html

Reading a lot into an amphora find at Arbeia Roman Fort:

www.shieldsgazette.com/lifestyle/enterta...ns_boozing_1_3904282

Recent finds from the Palace of Zakros:

greece.greekreporter.com/2011/10/24/news...an-palace-of-zakros/

Feature on Septimius Severus:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/29/opinion/29iht-edmeyer29.html

... and one on the 100th anniversary of the LCL:

bnreview.barnesandnoble.com/t5/In-the-Ma...al-Library/ba-p/6057

Ancient history is doing well in schools in Australia:

www.smh.com.au/nsw/modern-history-proves...-20111027-1mm7b.html

1930s 'society women' dress as assorted Greek myth folk:

flavorwire.com/224624/1930s-society-wome...mythological-figures

An Oxford Don is penning an Ode for the upcoming Olympics:

oxfordstudent.com/2011/10/27/oxford-don-pens-ode-for-boris/

cf: rogueclassicism.com/2011/10/27/primus-a-boris/

Playing the blame game now with that Pompeii wall 'collapse':

www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/24/uk-it...dUSLNE79N02D20111024

Review of Paul Woodruff, *The Ajax Dilemma*:

www.boston.com/bostonglobe/ideas/brainia...the_ajax_dilemm.html

Review of Madeline Miller, *Song of Achilles* (and more):

www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/28/son...adeline-miller-iliad

Review of Mathew Dennison, *Livia: Empress of Rome*:

www.hollywoodtoday.net/2011/10/24/books-livia-empress-of-rome/

Review of Alice Oswald, *Memorial*:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookre...Oswald-reviewal.html

Reviews of *The Swerve*:

www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/la-ca...1030,0,3471139.story
www.cleveland.com/books/index.ssf/2011/1...atts_the_swerve.html

Review of Schiff's *Cleopatra*:

www.scpr.org/programs/patt-morrison/2011...y-schiffs-cleopatra/

More on that Etruscan childbirth scene:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpsci...hildbirth-image.html
content.usatoday.com/communities/science...iam-nutt-etruscan-/1

Latest reviews from Scholia:

www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Searching for a second passage tomb at Newgrange:

www.meathchronicle.ie/news/meatheast/art...e-tomb-at-newgrange/

It apparently took a while for farming to catch on in Europe:

www.guardian.co.uk/science/2011/oct/24/f...cooking-pots-farming
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-ancient-coo...-reveal-gradual.html

A Bronze Age "treasure trove" from a Pembrokeshire field:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-west-wales-15493977
www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/20...ield-91466-29681996/

A site dating to 3500 B.C. or so in Belfast:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/15477796

A Viking burial site from the Scottish highlands (we may have had this
last week; I'm somewhat confused among Viking finds of late):

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111023143850.htm

A metal detectorist has found a Viking silver hoard in a field along
the Cumbria-Lancashire border:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-lancashire-15495283
www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/8852...ds-Viking-hoard.html

Feature on Linn Duchaill:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-15430864

... and more on Viking finds in Ireland (told you I'm confused!):

www.upi.com/Science_News/2011/10/25/Anci.../UPI-97891319578517/

An 18th century iron foundry from Ormskirk:

www.osadvertiser.co.uk/news/ormskirk-new...kirk-80904-29583188/

A Glen Calliche site has been saved from hydro development:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-tayside-central-15496261

Feature on assorted British legends:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15428024

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Plenty of coverage of the discovery of a shipwreck associated with Kublai
Khan:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-pacific-15452071
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/...Japanese-seabed.html
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-mongolian-k...aze-japan-coast.html
www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/world/2011/1028/1224306622337.html
articles.cnn.com/2011-10-25/asia/world_a..._fleet-ship-invasion
www.cnn.com/2011/10/25/world/asia/japan-archaeology-shipwreck/
news.yahoo.com/blogs/envoy/archeologists...ublai-145206810.html
www.radionz.co.nz/news/world/89163/mongol-shipwreck-found
newsfeed.time.com/2011/10/26/japanese-re...al-mongol-shipwreck/

A Buddha statue from Angkor Wat:

news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-discover-r...r-wat-140243851.html
www.allvoices.com//contributed-news/1073...covery-800-years-old

Feature on archaeologist Fan Jinshi:

www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2011-10/30/content_14002464.htm

Feature on archaeology around that soon-to-be-mining-site in Afghanistan:

www.voanews.com/english/news/asia/Afghan...sures-132702638.html

Humans settled on the Marshall Islands almost as soon as they emerged,
apparently:

behindtheblack.com/behind-the-black/essa...humans-do-it-quickly

HMS Sirius has been added to Australia's National Heritage list:

www.abc.net.au/news/2011-10-25/first-fle...eritage-list/3598648
www.abc.net.au/local/stories/2011/10/26/3348423.htm

East Asian Archaeology:

eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/ea...e-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Plenty of coverage of the raising of a cannon from the Queen Anne's Revenge:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/north...ered-from-ocean.html
www.guardian.co.uk/world/video/2011/oct/...ck-pirate-ship-video
www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45056443/ns/technol...and_science-science/
www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre79q078-us-blackbeard/
abcnews.go.com/Travel/wireStory/blackbea...reck-off-nc-14821505
www.newsday.com/news/blackbeard-s-cannon...eck-off-nc-1.3275512

Some knapped glass turned up at that William & Mary dig:

www.wm.edu/news/stories/2011/brafferton-...es-early-history.php

The Lost Towns project has a dig blog:

losttownsproject.blogspot.com/

Feature on the Hopewell earthworks:

www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2...arths-hopewells.html
ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2011/10/fo...hworks-place-of.html

Hypish sort of thing for an impending book about the Donner Party:

www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2011-10/uoo-ao102711.php

Feature on the restoration of the Presidio:

www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/...10/23/BA941LK8G9.DTL

Review of Richard Brookhiser, *James Madison*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/books/review/...ser-book-review.html

Review of Tony Horwitz, *Midnight Rising*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/books/review/...itz-book-review.html

More on pre-Clovis evidence of hunting:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25mastodon.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Evidence of a 'standard measurement unit' at Teotihuacan equivalent to
roughly
83 cm:

www.thejapannews.net/story/200516154
www.newkerala.com/news/2011/worldnews-95735.html
in.news.yahoo.com/numerical-pattern-foun...-city-053724854.html

Another Sican tomb from Lambayeque:

www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=8zV4pTCsLEo=

www.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/int/news/-/news/wor...tin-america-15450252

Growing coverage of shipwrecks associated with Francis Drake and/or
his 'final resting place':

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-15447632
www.keysnet.com/2011/10/29/391585/pat-cr...rts-finding-sir.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...l-resting-place.html
www.calgaryherald.com/technology/Shipwre...n/5629214/story.html
www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/centr...l-resting-place.html

This time, it's a Peruvian mummy that gets the CT treatment:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15486720

Columbia has come out on top in an ownership dispute over the
wreck of the Galleon San Jose:

latino.foxnews.com/latino/lifestyle/2011...ail-shipwrecks-case/

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Plenty of coverage of the 'cracking' of the Copiale Cipher :

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/science/25code.html
news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/california-...ipher-142752408.html
www.computerworld.com.au/article/405424/...ancient_german_code/
www.physorg.com/news/2011-10-scientist-m...-copiale-cipher.html
www.theregister.co.uk/2011/10/27/machine..._cracks_occult_code/
www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025102320.htm

... the paper:

aclweb.org/anthology-new/W/W11/W11-1202.pdf

... page images:

stp.lingfil.uu.se/~bea/copiale/copiale150.pdf

... English translation:

stp.lingfil.uu.se/~bea/copiale/copiale150.pdf

Apparently Oxbridge students invented 'binge drinking':

www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/pubs/88...g-400-years-ago.html

... and Prince Charles is a descendant of Vlad the Impaler:

www.csmonitor.com/World/Latest-News-Wire...escendant-of-Dracula

A long-lost manuscript associated with Ben Jonson has been found:

www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/10/111025113215.htm

A somewhat tantalizing item on NASA's involvement in looking at ancient
texts:

galvestondailynews.com/story/268630/

A recently-identified Velazquez has been unveiled:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-15474873

Answering the conspiracy theories in *Anonymous*:

www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/theatre/8848...iam-Shakespeare.html


The history of the signet ring (not sure about some of this):

eva-news.com/dating/dating/the-story-of-...ignet-ring/23865885/

An interview with Umberto Eco about his latest book:

www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p00kwp40

Portsmouth has healed a 'rift' with Carl Roberts over Dickens:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-hampshire-15421286

Pondering difficulties of translation:

blogs.independent.co.uk/2011/10/19/hard-...d-translation-today/

Review of David Bellos, *Is That a Fish in Your Ear?*:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/books/review/...los-book-review.html

Interesting feature on the Royal Society's archives:

www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15445507

... and one on mosaic production in Ravenna:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/arts/28iht-rartravenna28.html

More (slideshow) on Captain Scott's expedition to the Antarctic:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/18/science/20111018-pole.html

More on the Black Death genome:

www.nature.com/news/2011/111025/full/478444a.html

Review of Mark Peterson, *Galileo's Muse*:

www.newscientist.com/blogs/culturelab/20...galileos-genius.html

Review of David Abulafia, *The Great Sea*:

nationalinterest.org/bookreview/somewhere-beyond-the-sea-6074

Opeddish thing on Qaddafi and the deaths of tyrants:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/opinion/qadda...ives-of-tyrants.html

Two painters named Church:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/arts/design/2...ch-faberge-eggs.html


Review of a couple of books about Dickens:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/25/books/charles...ecoming-dickens.html
www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Jerash:

www.thehindu.com/life-and-style/metroplus/article2576859.ece

Egypt:

www.torontosun.com/2011/10/26/ancient-egypt-well-worth-seeing

Cape Sounion:

www.northernstar.com.au/story/2011/10/28/greece-sea-god-site/

Gothic Italy:

travel.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/travel/a-g...c-tour-of-italy.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/30/tra...30-gothic-italy.html

Anhui (China):

travel.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/travel/in-...uries-old-charm.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/30/travel/20111030-anhui.html
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BLOGS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Time Machine:

heatherpringle.wordpress.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Two "stone slabs" dating to Assyrian times and had been stolen were
returned to Iraq:

www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/586909...abs-returned-to-Iraq
uk.reuters.com/article/2011/10/27/uk-ira...dUKTRE79Q6GU20111027
nz.news.yahoo.com/a/-/world/10893564/anc...bs-returned-to-iraq/

The Tourisim and Antiquities Police in Egypt recovered some stolen items:

english.ahram.org.eg/~/NewsContent/9/40/...facts-recovered.aspx

Some vandalism at a site in Nine Mile Canyon (Utah):

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/news/52781695-78/s...fire-damage.html.csp

A Picasso thief pleads guilty:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/ac...thief-pleads-guilty/

Looting Matters:

lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
(Really) Big bucks for a Cretan stater:

www.coinweek.com/news/auctions-news/anci...rice-at-morton-eden/

Latest e-sylum:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n44.html

... and the one that will come out later today:

www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v14n45.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

www.coinweek.com/=======================...====================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Islamic Manuscripts:

www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/rare-...nal-library-1.391637

Royal Manuscripts:

www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/theroyal...-new-exhibition.html

Rembrandt in America:

www.reflector.com/news/groundbreaking-re...exhibit-opens-743479

Archimedes Palimpsest:

www.baltimoresun.com/explore/howard/even...1025,0,6075072.story
www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/oct/26/arc...mpsest-ahead-of-time

Alexander the Great:

www.businessweek.com/news/2011-10-25/gre...reasures-review.html

DSS:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/29/arts/design/t...s-square-review.html
www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/29/art...11030-scroll-ss.html
www.nj.com/entertainment/arts/index.ssf/...s_are_among_the.html
news.discovery.com/history/stone-dead-sea-scrolls-111027.html
www.nypost.com/p/news/local/manhattan/sc...j4lTdySYAgxYjDKMiFYN
www.myfoxny.com/dpp/news/the-dead-sea-sc...exhibit-nyc-20111028
www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/2011/10/28/...es_head_to_time.html

Last Days of Pompeii:

www.jimsullivanink.com/content/view/2049/44/

Aphrodite:

www.wbur.org/2011/10/26/aphrodite-mfa

Res Mortis:

www.sltrib.com/sltrib/entertainment/5279...-utah-greek.html.csp

Davinci and Michelangelo:



Olympia:

eu.greekreporter.com/2011/10/27/ancient-...in-and-doha-museums/

Feature on the Met's Islamic galleries:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/30/magazine/at-t...n-hostile-times.html
www.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/arts/design/t...alleries-review.html
www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2011/oct/26/n...et-islamic-treasures

... slideshow:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/23/arts/artsspec...n-museum-of-art.html

A restored Michelangelo painting will soon be on display:

www.wkbw.com/news/local/Restored-Buffalo...-Rome-132455568.html

The Prado will be open seven days a week:

artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/pr...n-seven-days-a-week/

The book version of *History of the World in 100 Objects* is being
published in the US this
week:

www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2011/10/30/arts/20111030_NEIL.html

A sign language tour of the Penn Museum:

www.youtube.com/user/pennmuseum#p/c/17/CLCfoWgRtLE

Check out our Twitter hashtag for more ancient exhibition reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Arms and the Man:

www.washingtonian.com/blogarticles/artsf...fterhours/21303.html

Othello:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/arts/music/to...ellarss-othello.html

Anonymous:

www.npr.org/2011/10/28/141772025/for-ano...spearean-speculation
movies.nytimes.com/2011/10/28/movies/ano...emmerich-review.html
artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/10/27/th...akespeare-who-cares/

... and a different Anonymous takes on 13th century nun chants:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/arts/music/an...i-church-review.html

Songs of Purcell:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/arts/music/an...-concert-review.html

Bach's Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas:

www.nytimes.com/2011/10/26/arts/music/je...-letters-review.html

The Aquila Theatre troupe will be performing at the White House:

dc.broadwayworld.com/article/Aquila-Thea...-House-1116-20111012

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

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Archaeotoons:

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The Book and the Spade:

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Stone Pages Archaeology News:

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Archaeologica Audio News:

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Naked Archaeology Podcast:

www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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