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Slimeball Grabbing Pseudo-environmentalists and Real Country-Lovers

Heritage Action are again hitting the nail on the head when it comes to the two-faced slimeballs that many detector users are, pretending to be 'concerned' about something and demanding action is taken by somebody else (anyone but them of course, typical collector-talk), and... Show More Summary

Under Trump, US Coineys Withdraw From Open Debate

The 'America First' US coin trade's interest group the ACCG now has a twitter account through which, no doubt they intend to express the degree of their intent to engage in debate with the rest of the world...Show More Summary

New York dealer returns sarcophagus to Greece

Source: Becchina Archive Back in January I reported that a sarcophagus identified by Dr Christos Tsirogiannis from the Becchina archive had been seized from a gallery in New York.Today there has been a ceremony in New York with the Hellenic Consul General. The sarcophagus was spotted in the Royal-Athena Galleries.Further details in the Greek press.

February Pieces Of My Mind #1

Me and Cecilia von Heijne have just submitted our paper on the coins from Skällvik Castle to a numismatic journal. Yay! Current Swedish Archaeology has just published my enthusiastic review of Cecilia Ljung’s doctoral thesis on 11th century burial monuments. Well done, Doctor! Danish is such a badass language. It’s got words like skaktavlkvadre — note…

Friday Varia and Quick Hits

After a chilly week it looks like we’ll have a bit of respite for the weekend with temperatures soaring into the mid-30s. I’m really looking forward to everything melting just a little bit and then refreezing in the morning into glistening ice. But it could be worse, my wife quickly reminded me. The Futures of… Read More ?

Altas.ti and the North Dakota Man Camp Project

For the past few years, I’ve been fretting about how to begin to analyze the large body of relatively unstructured data collected from our research in the Bakken oil patch. This includes thousands of photographs, hours of video, interviews, and various notes. Most of our preliminary analysis has drawn upon our field notes and selective… Read More ?

'Donaeld The Unready'

The Twitter account 'Donaeld The Unready' (@ donaeldunready ) already has 86700 observers out there and it began just four days ago. The author describes himself as based in Lichfield and The best medieval King out there. I'm the bretwalda. Show More Summary

Final £85k secures Lenborough Anglo Saxon coin hoard

Richard de Pever BBC 'Final £85k secures Lenborough Anglo Saxon coin hoard' Museum director Richard de Peyer said: "The grants we have had make this a story that the museum can now tell with conviction and build into our ambitious plans for the future."Of course you cannot, because it was dug up like potatoes. Show More Summary

Middle Eastern Artefacts Smuggled through Central Europe

Associated Press Hungary: Bronze antiquities found in truck date to 900 BC' February 08, 2017('Stolen Assyrian Artifacts Recovered By Hungarian Police AINA press release') Budapest (AP) -- Hungarian police say they have finished their investigation of a trove of Persian, Sumerian and Assyrian antiquities found last year in... Show More Summary

Revisiting Cycladic figures

Looking forward to seminar on Cycladic figures in Cambridge tomorrow: value, forgeries, Keros, returns — David Gill (@davidwjgill) February 8, 2017 I will be presenting a seminar on Cycladic figures to the Aegean Archaeology Seminar in Cambridge on Thursday 9 February. Show More Summary

Exhibition offers extensive insight into London's history thrown up by Crossrail

Tunnel, at the the Museum of London Docklands, showcases the archaeological treasures unearthed during the digging of the Crossrail project From reindeer bones gnawed by wolves at Old Oak Common 68,000 years ago to victims of the Black...Show More Summary

Trump will allow US companies to buy "conflict minerals" that fund terrorist warlords in the DRC

Trump will allow US companies to buy "conflict minerals" that fund terrorist warlords in the DRCA leaked draft presidential memo from the Trump administration would suspend the provisions in Dodd-Frank that limit US firms in sourcing...Show More Summary

Crisis, History, and Graduate Historiography

For the last couple of years I’ve been teaching our required graduate courses here in the history department at the University of North Dakota. I’ve post my graduate historiography reading list to the blog fairly regularly and written a bit about what I do in the introduction to historical methods class, which is less of… Read More ?

Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave

Hebrew University archaeologists working near the Dead Sea have found a cave that previously contained Dead Sea scrolls, which were looted in the middle of the 20th Century. Scholars now suggest the cave should be numbered as Cave 12, along with the 11 caves previously known to have housed hidden Dead Sea scrolls.

Revealed: the secrets of rare Viking boat burial uncovered in Swordle Bay on Ardnamurchan peninsula

IT was the first intact Viking ship burial to be unearthed on the UK mainland, with two teeth the only remains of the person who was laid to rest there more than 1,000 years ago. Now the first report on the rare archaeological find,Show More Summary

Neue Erkenntnisse zu den Verwandtschaftverhältnissen auf frühmittelalterlichen Gräberfeldern

In einem gemeinsamen Projekt des Bayerischen Landesamtes für Denkmalpflege und der Staatssammlung für Anthropologie und Paläoanatomie München wurden menschliche Skelette aus frühmittelalterlichen Steinplattengräbern in Bayern erstmals genetisch untersucht. Es konnte gezeigt werden, dass hier überwiegend Verwandte bestattet wurden. Read the rest of this article...

Stonehenge tunnel plan given backing by English Heritage and National Trust

Plans for a tunnel past Stonehenge would reconnect the "extraordinary" ancient landscape which is severed by a busy road, heritage groups have said. Under proposals announced by Highways England, a large strip of the A303 road will be excavated and placed alongside the Bronze Age ruins. Show More Summary

Stonehenge tunnel: heritage groups warn over ancient barrow

Historic England, English Heritage and the National Trust say western end is too close to important neolithic tombs Traffic passing Stonehenge on the A303 in Wiltshire. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA The Stonehenge tunnel scheme has suffered...Show More Summary

Face of Orkney's St Magnus reconstructed

Forensic artist Hew Morrison used specialist computer software for his reconstruction of St Magnus A facial reconstruction has been made of Orkney's St Magnus to help mark the 900th anniversary of his death. Forensic artist Hew Morrison's...Show More Summary

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