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April 2014 Archeology - Miscellaneous
« on: April 06, 2014, 01:15:02 pm »
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With Easter around the corner, we get our usual smattering of Shroud of Turin news:
http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg22229633.100-shroud-of-turin-depicts-yshaped-crucifixion.html

… and Holy Grail claims:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69204

Byzantine monks apparently incorporated asbestos into the plaster beneath their frescoes:
http://www.livescience.com/44514-byzantine-monks-used-asbestos-beneath-artwork.html

Interesting implications of British trade in the 19th century:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-uncovers-19th-century-britain-fat.html

Feature on Jonathan Benjamin and his underwater archaeology efforts:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-archaeology-frontier.html

Fans want to rebuild Bach’s house:
http://www.spiegel.de/international/zeitgeist/fans-want-to-rebuild-home-of-composer-bach-in-weimar-a-962020.html

The Ancient Locations site might be of interest:
http://www.ancientlocations.net/

NYPL has made some digitized maps open access:
http://www.nypl.org/blog/2014/03/28/open-access-maps?sf2438789=1

Pondering Heidegger’s anti-Semitism:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/31/books/heideggers-notebooks-renew-focus-on-anti-semitism.html

Climate variations between hemispheres over the past millennium have been greater than previously thought:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/03/140330151320.htm

Judging historical pollution levels from art:
http://phys.org/news/2014-03-famous-earth-atmosphere.html

Nicholas Brooks has died:
http://www.theguardian.com/education/2014/mar/06/nicholas-brooks

...as has David Harris:
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2014/jan/17/david-harris

... and Brian Anthony:
http://www.theguardian.com/culture/2014/mar/17/brian-anthony

... and Richard Vaughan:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10742582/Richard-Vaughan-obituary.html

... and Jacques leGoff:
http://www.lemonde.fr/disparitions/article/2014/04/01/jacques-le-goff-mort-d-un-ogre-historien_4393772_3382.html
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Re: April 2014 Archeology - Miscellaneous
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2014, 02:58:16 pm »
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Last minute (from our point of view) for a kickstarter project documentary about Gertrude Bell:
http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/04/2014/documentary-uncovers-the-forgotten-story-of-gertrude-bell

Strange suggestion that Noah was an albino:
http://www.bbc.com/news/blogs-ouch-26870465

Somewhat bizarre oped suggesting that more laws to protect antiquities is a bad thing:
http://www.latimes.com/opinion/commentary/la-oe-wallwork-antiquities-law-downside-20140407,0,2487941.story#axzz2yDKAODzp

Feature on the Chester Beatty Library’s papyrus collection:
http://artdaily.com/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69405#.U0qiPaLTmSo

In case you need to explain archaeology to someone:
http://www.livescience.com/44448-what-is-archaeology.html

Studying UK family surnames:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-key-milestone-largest-uk-family.html

World’s oldest message in a bottle (maybe):
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69296

Interesting study of new violins v old:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-soloists-violins.html

Feature on the Voynich Manuscript:
http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26881734

Still trying to sell the Codex Zacynthius:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-26892173

Pondering the possible geological events behind assorted legends:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/ten-ancient-stories-and-geological-events-may-have-inspired-them-180950347/?utm_source=feedburner&no-ist

Languages threatened in Mexico:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140410-mexico-languages-speaking-cultures-world-zapotec/

Using drones to combat looting:
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2014/04/140411-drones-jordan-dead-sea-looting-archaeology/

Interesting application of 3d printing:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-lab-d-historical-artifact-chess.html

Priscilla Renouf has died:
http://www.vocm.com/newsarticle.asp?mn=2&id=45066&latest=1

...as has Wesley Trimpi:
http://news.stanford.edu/news/2014/april/william-trimpi-obit-041114.html

... and Joseph Kerman:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/25/arts/music/joseph-kerman-colorful-critic-of-musicology-dies-at-89.html?_r=0

... also Rowan Greer:
http://episcopaldigitalnetwork.com/ens/2014/03/24/rip-yale-professor-emeritus-rowan-greer-dies-at-79/
m.legacy.com/obituaries/nhregister/obituary.aspx?n=rowan-a-greer&pid=170298807&referrer=0&preview=True
notesfromthequad.yale.edu/professor-emeritus-rowan-greer-patristics-scholar-dies-79
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Re: April 2014 Archeology - Miscellaneous
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2014, 12:03:04 pm »
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Even storks can be traditionalists I guess:
http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-26833379

Some lost silent films have been located and restored:
http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-26848905

… while all of the British Pathe archive is now online:
http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/04/18/a-trove-of-old-film-footage-now-online/?ref=arts

All about Royal Family photos:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/19/arts/design/love-those-royal-family-photos-it-all-started-with-victoria.html?ref=design

The oldest (so far) message in a bottle:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-26936765

A Rachmaninov manuscript is coming to auction:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69520

Interesting ‘social network’ in early modern Europe:
http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/16th-century-album-records-social-network-of-early-modern-europe/

A history of pajamas:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/04/13/302548746/from-foreign-garb-to-fashion-fad-pajamas-have-traveled-far

On the etymology of matza:
http://www.haaretz.com/news/features/word-of-the-day/1.585798

Overviewish/reviewish sort of thing on domestication:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-archaeological-genetic-evidence-views-domestication.html

On the evolutionary (maybe) nature of beards:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-27023992

A newly-discovered Faberge egg:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69455

Someone stole a lock of Napoleon’s hair:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=69467

If you’re wonderiing about the Pulitzer Prizes this year:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/14/pulitzer-prize-2014-winners_n_5148241.html

Interview with Farouk El-Baz on the use of remote sensing in archaeology:
http://asorblog.org/?p=7217

On the effects of severe climate events:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140417090832.htm

A documentary is making some DNA-based claims about Eva Braun:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-hitler-wife-eva-braun-jewish.html

Tracking slow plant domestication:
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2014-04/wuis-gst041414.php

Jacques le Goff has died:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/10763763/Jacques-le-Goff-obituary.html
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Re: April 2014 Archeology - Miscellaneous
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2014, 08:16:50 pm »
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Big bucks for a letter written on the Titanic’s last day:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/26/307070885/letter-written-aboard-titanic-on-fateful-last-day-sells-for-200-000?sc=17&f=1001&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

In case you haven’t heard about the Atari ET dig:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/04/26/307178240/e-t-s-home-is-found-trove-of-atari-games-unearthed-at-landfill

On the Shakespeare front, they’re pondering how much he knew about the science of his day:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/was-shakespeare-aware-scientific-discoveries-his-time-180951198/?utm_source=feedburner&no-ist

… and some guys think they bought his dictionary on eBay:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2610990/Was-Shakespeares-dictionary-discovered-eBay-New-York-booksellers-claim-dictionary-Bard-used-write-works-But-experts-think-handwriting-wrong.html?ITO=1490&ns_mchannel=rss&ns_campaign=1490

… and he’s being blamed for European starlings in North America:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-27055030

… and folks were marking his 450th birthday:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/therecord/2014/04/23/306158160/for-shakespeares-450th-birthday-heres-an-unusual-tempest?sc=17&f=1039&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

… and Robinson Crusoe’s birthday:
http://www.theguardian.com/science/the-h-word/2014/apr/25/happy-birthday-robinson-crusoe-fiction-history-science

The earliest Chaucer manuscript is now online:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid-wales-27155607

A medieval bishop had some incredibly modern theories:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-medieval-bishop-theory-resembles-modern.html

Cleaning up a Renoir:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/22/science/renoir-shows-his-true-colors.html

Peanut history:
http://www.npr.org/blogs/codeswitch/2014/04/20/304585019/a-legume-with-many-names-the-story-of-goober

Reviewish of Amir Alexander, *Infinitesimal*:
http://www.npr.org/2014/04/20/303716795/far-from-infinitesimal-a-mathematical-paradoxs-role-in-history?sc=17&f=1007&utm_source=iosnewsapp&utm_medium=Email&utm_campaign=app

Feature on LiDAR in archaeology:
http://www.lejsl.com/edition-d-autun/2014/04/21/l-ere-nouvelle-de-l-archeologie (French)

Feature on ‘nuclear techniques’ in archaeology:
http://gulftoday.ae/portal/00ab54bc-76a4-4d55-a107-8046c39b8e20.aspx

More on using genetics to figure out slow plant domestication:
http://phys.org/news/2014-04-genetic-tackles-mystery-domestications.html

… and we might as well ponder animal domestication while we’re at it:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140417090826.htm

… and chickens:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2014/04/140418141123.htm

Richard H. Hoggart has died:
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/books/richard-h-hoggart-lady-chatterleys-savior-dies-at-95.html
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