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explorator 22.01 April 28, 2019
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A study of Neanderthal 'hearths' in Spain reveals migration and settlement patterns:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/p-mao041719.php
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-modern-analysis-ancient-hearths-reveals.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/neanderthals-set-fires-briefly-and-gently
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7613-190425-spain-neanderthal-hearths

Meanwhile, in Serbia, a Neanderthal molar is shedding light on Neanderthal migrations as well:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-neanderthal-tooth-serbia-reveals-human.html
http://theconversation.com/a-neanderthal-tooth-discovered-in-serbia-reveals-human-migration-history-115543

Feature on 'upright walking apes' and how they fit into the family tree:

http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/crux/?p=11841
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AFRICA
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Evidence of humans eating tubers in South Africa some 120 000 years bp:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-early-humans-were-roasting-tubers-120-000-years-ago-researchers-discover-1.7164049
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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I'm not sure whether we mentioned this Greco-Roman tomb find of a person named Tjt/Tij at Aswan:

https://www.livescience.com/65323-mysterious-man-tjt-egypt-tomb.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/23/c_138002037.htm
https://www.dailysabah.com/history/2019/04/23/ancient-sarcophagus-from-greco-roman-period-found-in-egypt

Also from Aswan and in a Greco-Roman context is a tomb with the remains of 35 (or so) people and burial goods:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/330518/Heritage/GrecoRoman/GreacoRoman-era-tomb-discovered-in-Upper-Egypt-.aspx
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/68748/In-Pics-New-tomb-discovered-in-Aga-Khan-Cemetery-in
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2019/04/23/egyptian-necropolis-with-35-mummies-found_b19e4e39-c00d-4069-a42d-528cf82c5ee7.html
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-egypt-archaeologists-uncover-ancient-tomb.html
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egypt-mummies-tomb-archaeology-cartonnage-1403726
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/24/mummified-remains-of-35-ancient-egyptians-found-in-aswan
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/egypt-archaeologists-uncover-ancient-tomb-with-mummies-1.7163140
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/egypt-mummies-aswan-hidden-tomb-scli-intl/index.html
https://menafn.com/1098437913/Ancient-Egyptian-tomb-filled-with-mummies-unearthed-in-Aswan
https://www.9news.com.au/world/ancient-tomb-uncovered-in-egypt/5cc14bd4-ae35-4c60-862e-7ce299e0279c
http://www.startribune.com/egypt-archaeologists-uncover-ancient-tomb-with-mummies/508992232/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/dozens-of-egyptian-mummies-discovered-in-tomb-alongside-soul-of-the-deceased-statuette/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7604-190423-egypt-aswan-tomb

A theory that two queens ruled Egypt prior to Tut:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-egyptologist-canada-theory-queen-tutankhamun.html
https://news.yahoo.com/egyptologist-canada-presents-theory-two-queen-rule-tutankhamun-022746811.html
https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2019/04/27/world/science-health-world/egyptologist-canada-presents-theory-two-queen-rule-tutankhamun/

There are apparently 250 archaeological missions from 25 countries working in Egypt:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/9/68699/250-archaeological-missions-from-25-countries-work-in-Egypt-Antiquities
https://www.egyptindependent.com/250-archaeological-missions-from-25-countries-work-in-egypt-ministry/

Arguing over the positioning of the restored Ramses II statue at Luxor:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/330442/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Controversy-hits-newly-restored-Ramses-II-colossus.aspx
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/330632/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Newly-restored-Ramses-II-colossus-placed-in-correc.aspx

Egypt is pondering moving the Luxor sphinxes to a museum:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-considers-relocating-luxor-sphinxes-to-cairo-museums-minister/

Nice semi-touristy sort of thing on 'falling in love' with Ancient Egypt (with an Amarna focus):

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2019/apr/26/ancient-egypt-amarna-akhenaten-rebel-king-arab-spring-revolution

OpEd on documentary versions of Egypt:

https://thehill.com/opinion/international/440035-egypts-heritage-is-more-than-an-indiana-jones-movie

An Egyptian village is still making papyrus:

https://www.scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/egyptian-village-revives-papyrus-as-tourism-returns.html?_src=most%20popular

More on the opening of the Opet temple at Karnak:

https://africa.cgtn.com/2019/04/21/egypt-opens-restored-goddess-temple-in-luxors-karnak-complex/

A fortified wall find at Lachish is reigniting the debate over the existence of the Kingdom of David:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-did-the-kingdom-of-david-exist-new-wall-found-in-southern-israel-reignites-debate-1.7157816
https://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologist-thick-wall-found-at-lachish-indicates-king-solomons-son-built-it/

A milestone of Maximinus Thrax from near the Sea of Galilee (more in the Classics section below):

https://www.timesofisrael.com/cryptic-golan-milestone-found-to-be-monument-to-low-born-roman-emperors-reign/
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/1800-year-old-roman-inscription-on-milestone-east-of-the-kinneret-deciphered/2019/04/24/

Feature on Tell Al Hammam:

http://www.jordantimes.com/news/local/%E2%80%98tell-al-hammam-offers-clues-blank-page-regions-history%E2%80%99

Feature on life in a Late Antique village:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2019/04/Life-in-a-Late-Antique-Village

Nice feature on the Huqoq mosaics:

https://magazine.byu.edu/article/tile-tales-from-galilee/

Feature on digitizing Christian manuscripts at Mount Sinai monastery:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/35320-greek-team-digitizes-ancient-christian-manuscripts-at-sinai-monastery-in-egypt.html

Feature on Sebastia:

https://www.jewishpress.com/multimedia/photos/the-city-of-sebastia/2019/04/24/

Feature on diet in Roman Palestine:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/what-did-people-eat-and-drink-in-roman-palestine/

Feature on biblical history v. biblical mythology:

https://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Separating-biblical-mythology-from-biblical-history-587828

More on Sargon II's plans for Karkemish:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190419103702.htm
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Bronze Age structures and a sea water control system from Keros:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/25/groundbreaking-bronze-age-archaeological-discoveries-on-island-of-keros-greece/
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/35371-architectural-wonders-by-early-cycladic-society-unearthed-on-greek-island-of-keros.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7611-190425-keros-dascalio-tubes

Interesting analysis of a wound (apparently) found in the sternum of a burial on Thasos (Hellenistic?):

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/04/23/this-ancient-greeks-breastbone-shows-he-was-executed-with-terrifying-precision/
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-murder-victim-perfect-circle-chest-1405839
https://www.livescience.com/65305-murder-mystery-ancient-greece.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7607-190424-thasos-sternum-wound

A milestone of Maximinus Thrax from near the Sea of Galilee:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/cryptic-golan-milestone-found-to-be-monument-to-low-born-roman-emperors-reign/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-roman-milestone-inscription-deciphered-for-the-first-time-near-sea-of-galilee-1.7161828
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/23/c_138002029.htm
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2019-04/23/content_74713600.htm
https://www.jpost.com/J-Spot/Roman-inscription-found-in-the-Galilee-587677
https://www.jns.org/ancient-golan-heights-stone-marker-finally-deciphered/
https://www.algemeiner.com/2019/04/25/ancient-golan-heights-stone-marker-finally-deciphered/

Interesting Roman amulet found by a metal detectorist in the UK:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/sheerness/news/magic-roman-amulet-found-by-plumber-203341/

Recent finds from Pompeii (nothing we haven't already covered):

https://www.9news.com.au/videos/world/archaeologists-uncover-more-artefacts-from-pompeii/cjuzb3m5i003z0hsw0j3jmvoj

Romans were aware, apparently, of 'seismic invisibility cloaks':

https://physicsworld.com/a/did-the-romans-build-seismic-invisibility-cloaks/

Where modern tech giants meet classical reception (sort of):

https://www.fastcompany.com/90338230/see-mark-zuckerberg-elon-musk-and-jeff-bezos-as-classical-sculptures

Feature on Notre Dame students spreading the knowledge of Latin to fifth graders:

https://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-students-introduce-clay-fifth-graders-to-latin/

OpEddish sort of thing on Cyprus needing to better touristify its sites:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2019/04/24/our-view-cyprus-needs-to-bring-its-rich-history-to-life/

Latest tourist caught carving graffiti into the Colosseum:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/tourist-caught-vandalising-colosseum-in-rome.html
http://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2019/04/26/woman-carves-initials-on-colosseum_c19d2f8a-9f09-4ca9-baa8-bc28bfed848f.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/rome-police-arrest-israeli-woman-for-carving-initials-onto-colosseum/
https://www.jpost.com/OMG/Israeli-woman-arrested-for-allegedly-carving-family-names-in-the-Colosseum-587962
https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5499962,00.html

... and her friends defend her thusly:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/colleague-of-israeli-held-for-defacing-colosseum-no-signs-saying-its-forbidden/

Cornell was hosting a marathon reading of the Odyssey:

https://cornellsun.com/2019/04/21/college-of-arts-and-sciences-to-host-day-long-reading-of-the-odyssey/

Nice feature on celebrations of Rome's birthday last week:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-marks-2772-years-of-history-with-costumed-parade-on-22-april.html

Interesting feature on a Roman convert to Judaism:

https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2019/04/an-ancient-roman-convert-to-judaism-who-became-a-mother-of-the-synagogues/

Feature on the Temple of Garni in Armenia:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/3d3d514e33496a4d34457a6333566d54/index.html

Herakles in the original Greek at Barnard:

https://news.yahoo.com/barnard-euripides-herakles-comes-life-093020093.html
https://www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/04/21/euripides-with-notes/

On the Oresteia production in Mosul:

https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/theatre-dance/greek-tragedy-mosul-iraq-isis-war-a8877736.html

Feature on the Oresteia:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/theater-dance/5-things-to-know-to-know-about-the-the-oresteia-the-seldom-seen-fountainhead-of-drama/2019/04/24/9a9ad3d0-6535-11e9-8985-4cf30147bdca_story.html

What the Antigone tells us about extremism:

https://www.thetelegraph.com/news/article/Patriots-traitors-and-Antigone-in-America-13797577.php

Pondering the relevance of Greek tragedy in modern times:

https://cherwell.org/2019/04/27/is-sadness-all-greek-to-you-greek-tragedy-in-the-modern-day/

What Matthew Sears is up to:

https://www.thebruns.ca/articles/matthew-sears-unb-professor-takes-on-american-far-right

What Kirk Ormand is up to:

https://classics.washington.edu/events/2019-05-17/women-and-out-time-atalanta-and-sappho

What Nancy Rabinowitz is up to:

https://www.hamilton.edu/news/story/nancy-sorkin-rabinowitz-gender-sexuality

What Madeline Miller is up to:

https://inews.co.uk/culture/books/circe-author-madeline-miller-interview-feminist-classic-works/

There's a Greek philosopher app:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2019/04/26/words-of-wisdom-from-greek-philosophers-featured-in-new-app/

Gucci was working at Selinunte:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/tornos/luxury/35380-ancient-greek-city-in-sicily-serves-as-backdrop-for-new-gucci-campaign.html
https://i-d.vice.com/en_uk/article/gy4g79/gucci-pre-fall-campaign-exclusive-interview

Review of Mary Norris, *Greek to Me*;

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/books/review/mary-norris-greek-to-me.html

More on a 'fleet' of Greek shipwrecks off the coast of Lebanon:

https://www.panorama.am/en/shortNews/2019/04/24/Underwater-Lebanon/1364171

More on finds from Thessaloniki's metro construction:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/21/archeological-treasures-found-metro-construction-greece/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/112190416/aphrodite-emerges-amid-metro-dig-treasures-in-greece
https://greekcitytimes.com/2019/04/23/over-300000-ancient-greek-artifacts-found-during-excavation-works-at-thessaloniki-metro/
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/35326-more-than-300-000-ancient-greek-artifacts-unearthed-during-excavations-at-thessaloniki-metro.html

More on Roman rabbits in Britain:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/apr/21/burrowing-down-to-carbon-date-roman-rabbits
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/apr/26/hop-into-the-history-of-roman-rabbits
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A ca 500 BCE gold crucible find (with gold still in it!) from Monmouth:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-48050746
http://www.freepressseries.co.uk/news/17602966.builder-in-monmouth-finds-gold-crucible-from-ancient-britain/
https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/17602965.builder-in-monmouth-finds-gold-crucible-from-ancient-britain/

Pictish fortifications from Burghead in Moray:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage/incredible-find-made-by-archaeologists-at-elite-pictish-power-centre-1-4914589
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7608-190424-pictish-defensive-wall

A metal detectorist found a gold pendant a while ago:

https://www.kentonline.co.uk/folkestone/news/museum-interested-in-jewellery-found-in-field-203531/

A medieval iron fork find from Trencin castle:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22102239/archaeologists-find-hundred-year-old-fork.html

Work on a St Andrews museum revealed some medieval artifacts:

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/news/people/medieval-artefacts-discovered-during-work-on-st-andrews-museum-1-4915932

Foundations of an 18th century mill during construction in Glasgow:

https://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/17595084.historic-old-mill-discovered-amid-work-at-river-kelvin/

Archaeologists have been called in during the refit of Buckingham Palace:

https://metro.co.uk/2019/04/24/buckingham-palace-369000000-refit-halted-may-buried-treasure-9308880/

Interesting feature on the response to the Spanish Armada:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/23/actualidad/1556038462_461255.html

Feature on the Viking city at Ribe:

https://www.archaeology-world.com/radar-reveals-an-ancient-artifacts-treasure-in-scandinavias-first-viking-city/

More on that medieval shipwreck full of copper off the Netherlands:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/salvagers-accidentally-found-netherlands-oldest-shipwreck-180972024/

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Petroglyphs (date?) from Gansu:

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/201904/25/WS5cc16e50a3104842260b85f0.html

A Ming Dynasty porcelain workshop from Jingdezhen:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/24/c_138002599.htm
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7606-190423-china-porcelain-workshop

The base of the Ak Yum temple (Cambodia) has been revealed:

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50597932/archaeologists-uncover-part-of-ancient-temple/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7610-190425-cambodia-temple-foundation

A Buddha-like stucco sculpture (date?) from Phanigiri:

https://telanganatoday.com/archaeologists-unearth-biggest-stucco-sculpture-in-suryapet

Water management structures dating back to the second century BCE from Telangana:

https://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/others/city-team-uncovers-buddhist-sites-efficient-water-managing-systems/articleshow/68982340.cms

'Indo-Greek' metal workshops from near Peshawar:

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/2000-years-old-metal-workshops-found-in-pakistan-1.63572428
https://www.dawn.com/news/1478347/archaeologists-discover-2200-year-old-workshop-from-indo-greek-era-in-peshawar
https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/world-news-metal-workshops-from-indo-greek-era-discovered-by-pak-archaeologists/329342
https://tribune.com.pk/story/1960528/1-archaeologists-discover-greek-ironsmith-workshop-hayatabad/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7614-190426-pakistan-metal-workshop

An 18th century Marathi inscription from Tamil Nadu:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/stone-inscription-of-maratha-ruler-found-in-thanjavur-temple/articleshow/68982861.cms
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7600-190422-india-inscribed-stone

Concerns for the recently-restored Khudaabad mosque:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1477689/centuries-old-mosque-crumbles-despite-rs120m-preservation-work

Studying bat and bird feces to understand the ancient environment of southeast Asia:

https://theconversation.com/bat-and-bird-poo-can-tell-you-a-lot-about-ancient-landscapes-in-southeast-asia-115628

Archaeologists are checking out Raja Raja Cholan's purported burial site:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/archaeologists-inspect-raja-raja-cholans-burial-place/articleshow/68998309.cms
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/burial-place-of-chola-king-scanned-with-high-tech-gear/articleshow/69016072.cms

What the Ramayana has to do with India's general election:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-47944411

Feature on Japan's Imperial Treasures:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-47931671

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http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

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https://us14.campaign-archive.com/home/?u=ddab09cab5362c9613318bd92&id=b917a20ae5
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 'legendary massacre site' in Alaska has been excavated and reveals events might have started with a dart game:

https://www.livescience.com/65282-legendary-massacre-dart-game.html
https://www.livescience.com/65287-photos-legendary-massacre.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/legend-has-it-this-300yearold-massacre-was-caused-by-a-darts-game-that-got-out-of-hand/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7601-190422-alaska-massacre-site

A 2nd century CE child/teen footprint from Alaska:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2019/04/26/alaskan-childs-footprint-is-rare-evidence-of-prehistoric-subarctic-life/#1f779646b07a

Plenty of coverage of the find of remains of a whole rattlesnake in a human coprolite from the Chichuahuan Desert (ca 450 CE):

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-evidence-early-hunter-gatherer-entire-venomous.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/culture/2019/04/prehistoric-times-someone-ate-venomous-snake-ritual-dare/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/fossilized-poop-snake-hunter-gather-0542/
https://gizmodo.com/fossilized-human-poop-shows-ancient-forager-ate-an-enti-1834222964
https://cosmosmagazine.com/archaeology/that-must-have-hurt-coming-out
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/ancient-poop-tells-a-story-of-food-and-ritual-in-the-chihuahuan-desert/
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/rattlesnake-fang-found-in-ancient-poop-was-probably-eaten-during-indigenous-ritual-thousands-of-years-ago/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1500-year-old-chunk-fossilized-human-poop-contains-remains-whole-rattlesnake-180972033/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7603-190422-texas-prehistoric-diet

Finds from various periods revealed during sewer work in Annapolis:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crews-dug-through-sewer-lines-they-found-ancient-pottery/2019/04/27/83bb27de-691b-11e9-a698-2a8f808c9cfb_story.html
https://www.islandpacket.com/news/business/article229764379.html

Spanish coins found near Lake Powell in Utah (possible hoax?):

https://www.ksl.com/article/46535893/ancient-mystery-or-a-hoax-archeologists-investigate-rare-find-at-lake-powell
https://www.deseretnews.com/article/900066942/an-ancient-mystery-or-a-hoax-at-lake-powell.html

Marking the 25th anniversary of excavations at Jamestown:

https://www.vagazette.com/news/va-vg-jamestown-anniversary-0424-story.html

Fighting to save a Shaker farm site in upstate New York:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Loudonville-local-discovers-centuries-of-Shaker-13795529.php

Woodland Period artifacts found during a preconstruction survey prior to waterfront construction:

https://portcitydaily.com/in-our-hometown/2019/04/25/archaeologist-finds-native-american-artifacts-surveying-planned-waterfront-brunswick-county-park/

Questioning the demolition of an historic log cabin in Detroit:

https://wdet.org/posts/2019/04/24/88110-why-did-detroit-land-bank-demolish-historic-log-cabin/

The BLM has closed the Calico Early Man site:

https://www.vvdailypress.com/news/20190427/blm-closes-early-man-site

This seems to be an old story about a Viking site in Newfoundland:

https://www.archaeology-world.com/discovery-of-viking-site-in-canada-could-rewrite-history/

Pondering Ulysses Grant's reputation:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/as-civil-war-statues-are-removed-a-new-one-goes-up--but-for-the-right-reasons/2019/04/23/3b4348c2-65e9-11e9-a1b6-b29b90efa879_story.html

Review of Isenberg and Burstein, *The Problem of Democracy*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/22/books/review/nancy-isenberg-andrew-burstein-the-problem-of-democracy.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 15 600 years bp (!) footprint find from Chile:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-footprint-chile-oldest-americas-scientists.html

Settlement in Amazonia might have happened as early as 10 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/ps-hsi042219.php
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-human-settlements-amazonia-older-previously.html
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/20796/20190425/archaeologists-discovered-settlement-in-amazonia-earlier-than-previously-thought.htm
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/hunter-gatherers-lived-amazon-early-farming
http://blogs.discovermagazine.com/d-brief/2019/04/24/early-south-american-settlements/#.XMWv7c9KhfI
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/archaeologists-discover-some-amazons-oldest-human-burials-180972031/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/7612-190425-amazon-hunter-gatherers

Interesting feature on magnetized 'potbelly' sculptures from Guatemala:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/ancient-sculptures-guatemala-magnetic-rocks-struck-lightning?tgt=nr

A Maya figurine workshop from Guatemala (750-900 CE):

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2019/04/archaeologists-unearth-largest-mayan-figurine-factory-date

A vase from the same period from the Baking Pot complex has writing on it 'revealing clues' about the collapse of Maya civiliation:

https://www.newsweek.com/royal-vase-hieroglyphics-collapse-maya-civilization-1403644
https://yucatanexpatlife.com/newly-found-hieroglyphics-contain-clues-to-breakdown-of-maya-civilization/

Other writing seems to reveal Maya beliefs relating to anthropomorphism:

https://aeon.co/ideas/a-rock-a-human-a-tree-all-were-persons-to-the-classic-maya

Ongoing concerns for the Moai on Easter Island:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-stone-human-problems-easter-island.html
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/easter-island-heads-famous-moai-statues-slowly-fading-away-60-minutes-2019-04-21/
https://www.newsweek.com/easter-island-statues-tourists-pictures-picking-noses-1406720

Interesting feature on khipus and taxation among the Inca:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidanderson/2019/04/26/knotted-strings-and-chili-peppers-add-up-to-new-evidence-for-taxation-in-the-inka-empire/#43cad5d238c2

More on Wari beer production:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beer-fueled-diplomacy-ancient-empire-180972013/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/7615-190426-peru-wari-chicha
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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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A 29 000 years bp ash layer has been traced to the Campi Flegrei near Naples:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/uoo-mva042619.php

Christopher Columbus' son had 'an enormous library':

https://www.npr.org/2019/04/24/716600905/christopher-columbus-son-had-an-enormous-library-its-catalog-was-just-found

Advice from medieval monks on reducing digital distractions:

https://aeon.co/ideas/how-to-reduce-digital-distractions-advice-from-medieval-monks

A history of the 'influencer':

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/annals-of-inquiry/a-history-of-the-influencer-from-shakespeare-to-instagram

Rain is now the main concern around Notre Dame after the fire:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-48022661

... and more on restoration efforts (sort of):

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-digital-cathedrals-notre-dame-de-paris.html

... and the revival of interest in it in the 19th century because of Victor Hugo:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-hunchback-notre-dame-cathedral-19th-century.html

... and relief at the survival of the organ:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/arts/music/notre-dame-organ-fire.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

A study of archaeology labour practices and how to improve them:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/lu-blp041919.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/04/190422082241.htm
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-labor-archaeological-output.html

OpEd on the 'death of the humanities' being prematurely announced:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/stop-worrying-about-the-death-of-the-humanities-11556290279

On Adam Smith's 'invisible hand':

https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/04/22/how-chicago-school-changed-meaning-adam-smiths-invisible-hand/

Pondering the origins of the Loch Ness Monster story:

https://news.yahoo.com/scientists-might-know-idea-loch-ness-monster-really-came-190049072.html

A 'guide' to purchasing antiquities:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-04-26/in-egyptian-antiquities-market-cat-statues-command-a-premium

The SAA continues to do strange things:

http://www.poweredbyosteons.org/2019/04/that-time-society-for-american.html

Feature on Rose Cleveland:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-private-passions-of-rose-cleveland-the-lesbian-first-lady-of-the-white-house

Feature on David Hume's thought:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/public/david-hume-footnotes-to-plato/

A hitherto unknown portrait of Bonny Prince Charlie has gone on display:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-48038995

Not sure if we mentioned the Vatican opened the 'Holy Steps':

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/marble-holy-steps-have-been-uncovered-first-time-300-years-180971984/

Feature on DaVinci's 'Last Supper':

https://verne.elpais.com/verne/2019/04/18/articulo/1555584831_478529.html

Feature on Victorian leech jars:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/ornate-jars-for-leeches

Feature on Passover:

https://www.livescience.com/33213-faq-passover.html

The diary of Jacob Wainwright has been digitized:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diary-livingstones-intrepid-african-attendent-now-online-180972045/

On the history of the qwerty keyboard:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-47460499

Review of Davis, *The Lost Gutenberg*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/books/review/margaret-leslie-davis-lost-gutenberg.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Writing: Making Your Mark:

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20190426-the-british-librarys-exhibition-of-writing
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/apr/24/living-by-the-pen-british-library-explores-history-of-writing
https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/arts/british-museum-oldest-artefact-ancient-hymn-new-exhibition-a4125011.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/27/c_138015385.htm
https://www.bl.uk/events/writing-making-your-mark

Goya:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2019/04/26/actualidad/1556274199_520227.html

Egyptian Queens:

https://www.thestatesman.com/lifestyle/queens-egypt-meet-ancient-egypts-powerful-women-nat-geo-museum-washington-dc-1502748441.html

World Between Empires:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/exhibits-events/the-world-between-empires/

Monet:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/goingoutguide/museums/was-monet-a-radical-modernist-or-a-bourgeois-homebody-or-both/2019/04/24/1554ee5c-65e1-11e9-8985-4cf30147bdca_story.html
https://deyoung.famsf.org/exhibitions/late-monet

St Vincent Welch Collection (Egyptian):

https://www.nationalgeographic.com.au/australia/anzacs-egyptian-treasure-trove-unearthed-in-sydney.aspx

Paris is getting a new museum:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/arts/design/bourse-de-commerce-paris-francois-pinault.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

... and there's a new Jewish museum in Ferrara:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/24/travel/jewish-history-museum-ferrara-italy.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts
https://www.meisweb.it/en

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on the use of GPR:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2019-04/fu-lgi042519.php
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-lost-graves-archaeology-methods.html
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/40865/20190427/lost-graves-identified-by-new-archaeology-methods.htm
https://www.barossaherald.com.au/story/6089497/lost-graves-identified-by-new-archaeology-methods/

More on that 3D Cenacle recreation:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2019/04/25/cyprus-institute-recreates-site-of-the-last-supper-in-3-d-imagery/

More on the facial reconstruction of that Neolithic dog:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/neolithic-dog-07115.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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More on Crusader DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2019-04-history-crusades-told-crusaders-dna.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2019/04/dna-from-medieval-crusader-skeletons-suggests-surprising-diversity/

Dienekes' Anthropology Blog:

http://dienekes.blogspot.ca/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Sites Jesus may have visited:

https://www.livescience.com/65285-archaeological-sites-jesus-visited.html

Great North Steam Fair:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-tyne-47910910

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PERFORMANCES
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Feature on Alice Guy Blache:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/26/movies/alice-guy-blache-be-natural.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Chasing Portraits:

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/25/movies/chasing-portraits-review.html?rref=collection%2Fsectioncollection%2Farts

Matteo Ricci:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3007751/matteo-ricci-16th-century-italian-priest-who

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CRIME BEAT
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A man on Evia was found with a large hoard of antiquities:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/239852/article/ekathimerini/news/evia-man-arrested-over-illegal-antiquities-hoard

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The UK's culture secretary doesn't think repatriation is a good idea:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/minister-rules-out-return-of-treasures-2jlf3qh63

A Pilgrim-era Bible was returned to the US:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/26/cnn10/stolen-bible-returned-to-pittsburgh-library-trnd/index.html

Some Maori artifacts were returned:

https://www.echo.net.au/2019/04/tweed-council-returns-maori-artefacts/

China put some items returned from Italy on display:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2019-04/24/c_138006150.htm

OpEd on the human remains side of repatriation:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2019/apr/23/theyre-not-property-the-people-who-want-their-ancestors-back-from-british-museums
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n16.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v22/club_nbs_esylum_v22n17.html

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Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/


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OBITUARIES
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Lucy Turnbull:

https://news.olemiss.edu/um-remembers-beloved-educator-scholar-civil-rights-champion/

Jayne Wrightsman:

https://www.avpress.com/news/jayne-wrightsman-arts-benefactor-dies-at/article_d235969c-64a7-11e9-b293-a3a24cca30a5.html

Three from Johns Hopkins:

https://hub.jhu.edu/2019/04/23/michel-jeanneret-jean-starobinski-marcel-detienne-obits/

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

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CONFERENCES
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European Association of Biblical Studies Annual Conference (August 2019):

https://www.eabs.net/EABS/Conferences/Warsaw_2019/EABS/Abstract_system/Call_for_papers_Warsaw.aspx

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Ancient Digger:

http://www.ancientdigger.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Past Horizons:

http://www.pasthorizons.com/

Stonepages:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

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

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/

The Book and the Spade:

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

Tabernacle Mishkan @ Stonehenge Heelstone
Tabernacle Mishkan @ Stonehenge Heelstone
Tabernacle Mishkan @ Stonehenge Heelstone

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https://www.timeanddate.com/time/zones/lint
https://24timezones.com/time-zone/lint

May Day (yesterday)

Doctor VICTOR
Denkenstein

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A.A.#1
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What is the Name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost?

The Father KEK, the Son KIKE, and Holy Ghost KUCK
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kek
The Father KEK, the Son KIKE, and Holy Ghost KUCK
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kike
The Father KEK, the Son KIKE, and Holy Ghost KUCK
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=kuck

KEK, KIKE, and KUCK,

O Holy GHOST
Melchizedek

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A.A.#1
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Monk, Here's What Happened.

I fucked Eve (hottie H. erectus) and She had Adam.
Then Adam fucked Eve, and She had Three boys.
She wrote Down what Adam called Every thing.

the Father is Adam (Adam) mother fucker,
the Son of God (Eve née Magdalene).

Every one (1) is a Mother Fucker.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mother%20fucker

Shaitan IBLIS
of the Jinn

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A.A.#1
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[ 780,000 Years Later...]

I fucked Mary (hottie H. sapien), and She had Jesus.
Then Jesus fucked Mary and She had Seven kids.
She wrote Down what Jesus called Every thing.

the Father is Jesus (Christ) mother fucker,
the Son of God (Mary née Magdalene).

Every one (1) is a Mother Fucker.
https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=mother%20fucker

YHWH Allah
(LORD God)

--
A.A.#1
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[ 782,000 Years Later...]

First is The Adam's Family
& last The Christ Family.
(née Magdalene both)

Monk, it's a Dadgum
Monster Movie.

LOL

Satan
the Devil
O LUCIFER

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