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August 19, 2019

Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

Conflict and internet shutdown hit Mrauk-U tourism

via Myanmar Times, 12 August 2019: Continuing conflict in Myanmar's Rakhine state threatens the bid to list Mrauk-U as a World Heritage site (among other things).

The post Conflict and internet shutdown hit Mrauk-U tourism appeared first on SEAArch - Southeast Asian Archaeology.

Artefacts tell touching story

via Bangkok Post, 11 Aug 2019: New exhibition at the National Museum at Bangkok.

The post Artefacts tell touching story appeared first on SEAArch - Southeast Asian Archaeology.

August 18, 2019

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

n-gramming Collecting

Google Books n-gram ( is an interesting tool, even if it does only go up to 2008. But it has some telling results. Look at this (detectorist/metal detectorist):

So, according to this, the topic began to be talked about using the term 'detectorist' rather than 'treasure hunter' around 1986/1987. Here are some more (the word looter however could mean a lot of things other than one who raids archaeological sites):

and this one:
but what about this (in a different timespan)? Why does it abruptly start about 1963 and remain at a low level until 1984, and then suddenly take off like that? Why is there that downswing 1999-2003?

('ancient art collecting' remains pretty stable and much more prevalent over the same period).

Here's the bottle collecting/digging fashion shown (and relic hunting):
Note that I have conflated US and UK English, you can separate them out and the patterns differ from each other.

I am not sure if these 'mean' anything, but they are of interest - and provoke questions.

The Heroic Age

CFP The Digital Middle
Ages in Ireland and Beyond (A Roundtable), ICMS Kalamazoo 2020 by Vicky
McAlister CFP The Digital Middle Ages in Ireland and Beyond (A
Roundtable), ICMS Kalamazoo 2020, May 2020, Western Michigan University

Sponsored by the American Society for Irish Medieval Studies (ASIMS)

This session will discuss how scholars and students can use digital
technologies to achieve a more nuanced understanding of medieval
culture. At ICMS “Kalamazoo” in 2019 ASIMS sponsored the very successful
Digital Castles roundtable. Particularly enlightening discussion during
this session centered on the ways we can use the digital humanities to
engage students in our work as scholars. Consequently, we would like to
broaden the scope and appeal of a digital humanities session proposed
for Kalamazoo 2020. While the geographic focus is on Ireland, we
particularly welcome proposals that discuss medieval Ireland’s
connections with the wider world. This panel considers innovative
approaches towards better understanding, through digital means, the
material culture of medieval Ireland. As so many of 2019’s attendees (as
well as the majority of ASIMS members) are based at teaching focused
institutions, we plan to particularly emphasize how digital projects can
be accomplished on a budget and at a distance from the geographic area
of study. Presentations will be of less than ten minutes’ duration, with
ample time for audience participation and discussion. Another benefit of
the session’s approach is its multidisciplinarity, reflecting approaches
from history, manuscript studies, archaeology, art history and
literature. This session will therefore provide a venue for an exciting
interdisciplinary dialogue, framed within the digital humanities.

Please send your abstract to Vicky McAlister, Southeast Missouri State
University,  by *Friday, September 6th, 2019.*

More information available at 

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile and Beyond

Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile and Beyond
Edited by Geoff Emberling and Suzanne Davis, with contributions by Rebecca Benefiel, Ayman Damarany, Fawzi Hassan Bakhiet, Jeremy Pope, Alexandros Tsakos, Bruce Beyer Williams, and Bogdan Zurawski
Year of Publication: 2019
Graffiti — unsanctioned marks in public built spaces — are increasingly recognized as worthy of study in contexts both ancient and modern. For ancient societies, graffiti are personal expressions that are otherwise rare in the archaeological and historical record.
This volume is focused around a group of ancient and medieval figural graffiti found in 2015 by an archaeological project of the Kelsey Museum, University of Michigan, at the site of El-Kurru. Located in northern Sudan, El-Kurru was a royal pyramid burial ground of kings and queens of Kush from about 850 to 650 BCE. Written in conjunction with the exhibition Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile at the Kelsey Museum (on view 23 August 2019–29 March 2020), essays by an international group of seven scholars present the site of El-Kurru and its graffiti in historical context. Chapters discuss the history of Kush, ancient graffiti in a funerary temple and medieval graffiti on a pyramid at El-Kurru, and graffiti at other sites in Kush and Egypt (Musawwarat es-Sufra, Philae, and Banganarti) and beyond (Pompeii). Other chapters discuss the rock art of Sudan and methods used for the conservation and documentation of graffiti at El-Kurru. The volume concludes with an annotated catalog of graffiti from El-Kurru and a photo essay of the contemporary Nile Valley practice of “Hajj images” that commemorate Muslim pilgrimage.
Written to engage non-specialist readers, the book will be of interest to archaeologists, ancient and medieval historians, and art historians working in the Nile Valley and beyond, and to a broader community interested in these subjects.
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Graffiti as Devotion along the Nile and Beyond
Kelsey Museum Publications 16
Ann Arbor: Kelsey Museum of Archaeology, 2019
ISBN: 978-0-9906623-9-6
Pp. xviii + 193, color illustrations throughout
Paperback, 7" x 10"

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Fifty Years Ago

It was fifty years ago this influential article came out, initiating archaeological concern about artefact hunting and collecting Clemency Coggins, 'Illicit Traffic of Pre-Columbian Antiquities', Art Journal Volume 29, 1969 - Issue 1, pp 94-114 :
In the last ten years there has been an incalculable increase in the number of monuments systematically stolen, mutilated and illicitly exported from Guatemala and Mexico in order to feed the international art market. Not since the sixteenth century has Latin America been so ruthlessly plundered.

The Archaeology News Network

Invisible ink on antique Nile papyrus revealed by multiple methods

The first thing that catches an archaeologist's eye on the small piece of papyrus from Elephantine Island on the Nile is the apparently blank patch. Researchers from the Egyptian Museum, Berlin universities and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have now used the synchrotron radiation from BESSY II to unveil its secret. This pushes the door wide open for analysing the giant Berlin papyrus collection and many more. A team of researchers examined...

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José María Ciordia (Pompilo: diario esporádico de un profesor de griego)

Etimologías de Ollogoyen y Ollobarren

Ollogoyen y Ollobarren son dos concejos contiguos del municipio de Metauten, en el Valle de Allín, que es parte de la comarca de Estella Oriental, parte a su vez de la merindad de Tierra Estella, en la Comunidad Foral de Navarra, España, Unión Europea, planeta Tierra, en este lado de la Vía Láctea. O sea, estos.

Vista general del pueblo de Ollobarren y al fondo los cortados de la sierra de LóquizFoto: Ollobarren y los cortados de la sierra de Lóquiz de Basotxerri, con licencia CC By-Sa 4.0

La etimología de ambos topónimos es, en parte, muy sencilla. Como indica el utilísimo, moderno y completo Diccionario etimológico de los nombres de los pueblos, villas y ciudades de Navarra: apellidos navarros (Pamplona: Pamiela, 1999; ISBN 9788476812396) de Mikel Belasko, una parte de ambos topónimos es vasca y de significado transparente: Ollogoyen significa ‘Ollo de arriba’, de -goien ‘parte superior’, y Ollobarren ‘Ollo de abajo’, de -barren ‘parte inferior’. Tanto Julio Caro Baroja como Belasko y el sentido común dan por hecho que la primera parte de ambos topónimos, ese Ollo, es también de origen vasco. Dice Caro Baroja que significaría ‘gallinero’ y procedería del vasco oilo ‘gallina’; pero la hipótesis no me convence, y parece que a Belasko tampoco. Si ambos expertos filólogos hubieran hecho senderismo por la zona, como hice yo hace un par de años, habrían llegado a esta explicación, tan sencilla como rotunda, que desarrollo a continuación.

Ambos concejos son contiguos y están situados al pie de los cortados de la Sierra de Lóquiz. Uno de los caminos que bajan de la sierra atraviesa, en las coordenadas 42.69182 -2.14723, una formación rocosa, una cueva pequeña o paso (ver fotos) que llaman —por lo que he podido rastrear en internet— de estas maneras: el «Paso de la Raposa» (13.700 googles), el «Agujero de Ollo» (2.810), el «Ojo de Ollobarren» (1.970), el «Paso del Raposo» (1.210) y, por último, aunque con solo 5 resultados en la búsqueda en Google, el «Ojo de Ollo». Cualquier filólogo romanista reconocerá inmediatamente en tales topónimos la palabra ollo que significa precisamente ‘ojo’ en romance medieval castellano, no sé decir si también en navarro-aragonés y occitano antiguos. Entre todos ellos destaca, por su especial encanto, el Ojo de Ollo, que significa tal cual ‘el ojo de ojo’, un tautopónimo como lo son Valle de Arán (‘valle de valle’) y río Flumen (‘río río’) entre muchísimos otros. Me parece significativo que una informante del cercano concejo de Ganuza no reconociera ante la senderista y bloguera Isa S. el resto de denominaciones, y le informara de «que lleva viviendo en Ganuza 60 años y su nombre es “Ojo de Ollo”».

De lo anterior se siguen dos conclusiones: la primera que Ollogoyen significa ‘parte de arriba del Ojo’ y Ollobarren ‘parte de abajo del Ojo’; y la segunda que el topónimo más antiguo de los tres es Ollo ‘el ojo’, que designa a la cueva que permite el paso de la sierra al valle, y que tiene que ser anterior a la formación de los otros dos, porque está en su base. Lo más llamativo: que el topónimo antiguo esté en lengua romance y los posteriores, atestiguados por primera vez en 1268, en vasco; sirva, tal vez, como dato para la historia de las lenguas de estas tierras.

Dejo sin abordar cuestiones que no están estrictamente relacionadas con lo anterior, como la existencia de un Ojo de San Prudencio en cortados próximos de la Sierra de Lóquiz, sobre Ganuza, y del topónimo Ollo que designa a un pueblo cercano a Pamplona pero no tiene relación etimológica con nuestro ojo, como explica pormenorizadamente Mikel Belasko. Satis est, o sea, que ‘ya vale’ para esta que es la primera, y probablemente única de mi vida, aportación a la investigación toponímica de mi tierra natal, servida con treinta y dos (¡32!) enlaces.

David Meadows (rogueclassicism)

#Thelxinoe ~ Weekend Edition for August 18, 2019

Hodie est a.d. XV Kal. Septembres 2772 AUC ~  18 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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Bingeworthy Past Podcastery

Another podcast that is still being produced and approaching the 100 episode mark that you really should catch up with:

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Book Reviews


‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

If it should thunder today, it threatens civil war.

… adapted from the text and translation of:

Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Open Access Journal: Faventia

[First posted in AWOL 14 April 2013, updated 17 August 2019]

ISSN: 2014-850X
ISSN: 0210-7570 (versió paper) 
Se'n publica un número cada any, dividit en un fascicle o dos; a més, s'editen volums monogràfics i annexos. La revista té tres parts: articles, notes i recensions. Comprèn els diversos aspectes de les ciències de l'antiguitat relacionats amb el món clàssic, especialment els relacionats amb les nostres terres, és a dir, s'ocupa de l'antiguitat clàssica, la tardoantiguitat, la llatinitat medieval, l'humanisme i la tradició clàssica. 
Faventia Supplementa és una nova sèrie de volums extraordinaris de la revista Faventia que vol recuperar l'esperit de les antigues monografies de Faventia, presentant estudis selectes relacionats amb el món de l'Antiguitat i l'Edat Mitjana.

Vol. 38

Núm. 37

Núm. 34-36

Florilegium Indogermanicum, Palaeohispanicum et Eurasiaticum in memoriam José Fortes Fortes

Núm. extra, supplementa2

Contacto de poblaciones y extranjería en el mundo griego antiguo

Num. extra, supplementa1

Actas del Simposio Internacional: 55 Años de Micenología

Núm. 32-33

Núm. 31, 1-2

Homenatge a Rosa-Araceli Santiago Álvarez

Núm. 30, 1-2

Homenatge a Rosa-Araceli Santiago Álvarez

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Homenatge a M. Balasch

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James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)


From the article in Salon about Dick’s turn to Christianity (famously of not just a vague Gnostic sort, but quite specifically Valentinianism): These science-fiction devotees had more influence on the cultural explosion of the sixties than is usually acknowledged. Indeed, one of the secret histories of the era is the migration of some very idiosyncratic bohemian […]

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Review of Lee, The Greek of the Pentateuch

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Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Can Recreational Removal of Cave Art be “Responsible”?

Banksy cans mural
Heritage Action ask 'Can recreational removal of cave art be “responsible”?' They make a very valid point, one that it seems until now has been totally lost on the British archaeologists that support private collecting and the PAS
The Portable Antiquities Scheme website tells detectorists their finds are often the only evidence for human activity which, once removed, will be lost. Therefore. detectorist must report their finds and if they do they’ll be “responsible”. But look at this fellow. He’s removing the only evidence of human activity. If he reports what he’s removing will he be responsible? Hardly. The term “responsible detecting” is as false and misleading to the public as would be the term “responsible cave art removal”.
The reason for this is (and should be 'obviously') two-fold. First no mere record, no matter how detailed a find may be measured, weighed (eh?) and how many photos are taken with a scale can be a full record of every aspect of that object. Secondly, stripping the upper layers of pigment off a rock face and mounting them on a canvas for display in a gallery (like putting a Roman brooch in a little plastic box with Styrofoam padding) may save some aspects of the form of the object, but not its actual setting on an uneven rock wall, precisely placed at a particular height, angle to the light, visibility from other parts of the cave and in relation to other images and features as well as the interior spaces themselves. These are an integral part of the 'reading' of that image.

In fact, the case is especially well made by the May 2008 Banksy Leake Street, London mural used by HA to make the point. The nature of this work, its subject matter, symbolism and its history cannot be properly understood without knowing not only its spatial context, but also its artistic context in the place where it was created. Nor can it be 'read' in the same way in its sterile portableised form.

In the same way as an archaeological find cannot be 'read' as a single 'image from the past', but as part of a complex context that comprises not just an 'x-marks-the-spot' location, but a series of associations and interactions with other types of archaeological evidence of which it is just one part. So-called “responsible detecting” can never be responsible unless it fully takes those factors into account. When are the PAs going to get round to explaining that to the hoiking acquisitive oiks with metal detectors?

Compitum - publications

T. Hölscher, Krieg und Kunst im antiken Griechenland und Rom


Tonio Hölscher, Krieg und Kunst im antiken Griechenland und Rom. Heldentum, Identität, Herrschaft, Ideologie, Berlin, 2019.

Éditeur : De Gruyter
Collection : Münchner Vorlesungen zu Antiken Welten 4
384 pages
ISBN : 978-3110549508
99 €

Bilder des Krieges sind ein dominantes Thema in der griechischen und römischen Kunst. Darstellungen von Kriegertum und Kampf sind visuelle Zeugnisse sozialer Ideale, öffentliche Siegesdenkmäler sind Faktoren der politischen Herrschaft. Nachdem die Forschung eine große Zahl einzelner Denkmäler und Gattungen von Bildwerken untersucht hat, wird in diesem Buch eine Synthese vorgelegt, in der die unterschiedlichen Konzepte und Wahrnehmungen des Krieges von der griechischen Frühzeit bis zur späten römischen Kaiserzeit kontrastiv gegeneinander gestellt werden. Dabei werden nicht nur die Funktionen der Bildwerke für die explizite Verherrlichung von Sieg und Ruhm dargestellt, sondern vor allem auch die ambivalenten impliziten Triebkräfte untersucht, die der kriegerischen Gewalt als Motivationen zugrunde liegen. In vier Kapiteln wird jeweils eine dieser Motivationen als prägende Kraft in einer Epoche des antiken Kriegswesens vor Augen geführt: Archaisches Griechenland: Glanz und Exzess des kriegerischen Heldentums; Klassisches Griechenland: Impulse und Risiken der politischen Identität; Alexander der Große bis Augustus: Ambition und Manifestation universaler Herrschaft; Römische Kaiserzeit: Imperiale Ideologie und militärische Realität.


Source : De Gruyter

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Outrageous Lack of Archaeological Outreach, at Public Expense

PAS cat

There is a lot of  'raising awareness among the public of the educational value of archaeological finds in their context'  and 'increasing active public involvement in [real] archaeology' going on here:
Portable Antiquities @findsorguk · 8 August
It's #InternationalCatDay which gives us an excuse to share a find with you! So, here is an 11th century bridle bit link with a cat's head decoration. Found in Devon, full record here: #cats #Devon [photo]

Portable Antiquities @findsorguk · 8 August
It's also #CycleToWorkDay  and we have something for that too! A commemorative medallion for the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria in 1897. Can you spot the bike? Full record can be found here: #Bicycles #Cycling [photo]
A British public that is confused about the archaeological effects of collection-driven exploitation of the archaeological record, precisely by the lack of information on the wider context from the PAS, deserves much better than this for its money. STOP playing buffoons and start acting like archaeological professionals, you lot. Pathetic.

Not Ok on Iceland - The Vanished Past and a Letter to the Future

Okjokull sat atop the volcano Ok northeast of
the Icelandic capital Reykjavik (Josh Okun)
There was a glacier on the slopes of a volcano northeast of Reykjavik in Iceland that has totally disappeared in the last five years due to environmental change. A plaque has been erected on its site (Toby Luckhurst, 'Iceland's Okjokull glacier commemorated with plaque',  BBC News 18th August 2019).
A Letter to the Future
Ok is the first Icelandic glacier to lose its status as glacier. 
In the next 200 years all our main glaciers
are expected to follow the same path. 
This monument is to acknowledge that we know
what is happening and what needs to be done. 
 Only you know if we did it.
The dedication, written by Icelandic author Andri Snaer Magnason, ends with the date of the ceremony and the concentration of carbon dioxide in the air globally - 415 parts per million (ppm).
 "You think in a different time scale when you're writing in copper rather than in paper," Mr Magnason told the BBC. "You start to think that someone actually is coming there in 300 years reading it. 

Oddur Sigurdsson, glaciologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office points out that as part of the landscape
Glaciers have great cultural significance in Iceland and beyond. [...] "The world that we learned how it was, learned by heart as some kind of eternal fact, is not a fact any more." [...] "The oldest Icelandic glaciers contain the entire history of the Icelandic nation," he added. "We need to retrieve that history before they disappear".
and here we think of Oetzi and other finds preserved in permafrost across the globe.

Antiquities Collecting Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World

Getty images
David S. Anderson has written a piece for Forbes: 'Rampant Antiquities Theft Threatens Cultural Heritage Around The World' (Jul 31, 2019). Some people are not content to just learn about the past, or to see ancient remains, but feel the need instead, he says,  to personally own objects of remote antiquity.  Ancient objects removed from their archaeological context represent 'an irreplaceable loss of knowledge. When these artefacts are harvested purely for their financial value, no attention is paid to where they were found, what they might have been found with, or the ephemeral traces of how those objects were used'.  The same goes of course for artefact hunting that is done for personal entertainment, like the 'metal detectorists' of the UK. When it comes to commerce in loose artefact-hunted archaeological objects:
To acquire antiquities, however, is to inherently come into contact with criminal enterprise. Donna Yates, archaeologist and expert on antiquities theft, told me that there is no clean market for antiquities. “It’s a grey market … The (few) totally legal antiquities out there are sold alongside the loot and they are impossible for even a well-meaning buyer to differentiate between.” Instead, the antiquities market has numerous connections to problematic actors. [...] From back to front, the antiquities market represents a nefarious space tied to criminal enterprise and the destruction of cultural heritage. 
Anderson mentions information about organized international crime syndicates having been involved in art crime since the 1960s, and details of looted material from Middle Eastern sites being currently sold on Facebook and other social media sites possibly on behalf of terrorist groups.
For those who still wish to buy antiquities, Yates went on to note that “there’s a danger you will lose your money and the object of it is seized, or, worse, be charged with something.” Beyond that, buyers “risk contributing to the destruction of the past.”

Can We Ignore Changes in Our Environment?

Well, yes we "can" ignore changes in our environment, but the implications are disturbing. This July was the hottest month ever recorded. The climate emergency is intensifying month by month, day by day. Every bit of warming matters.

August 17, 2019

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Artefacts Out of Africa

According to the most commonly cited figures from a 2007 UNESCO forum, 90% to 95% of sub-Saharan cultural artefacts are housed outside Africa. (Emma Jacobs, 'Across Europe, Museums Rethink What To Do With Their African Art Collections' NPR August 12, 2019).

Vignette: Nok figurine fragment

Greater Sexual Equality in Eastern European Research

Just 28% of the world’s researchers are women... [but] Eastern Europe bucks the global trend... Universities in Poland and Serbia were ranked among the best in the world for sexual equality in research publications (Why half the scientists in some eastern European countries are women)

Vignette: long tradition of equality

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF Online, University of Memphis

[First posted in AWOL 19 December 2013, updated 17 August 2019]

Egyptology Books and Articles in PDF online
Most recent update 26 March 2019; moved to present location August 2017
Number of records 5137
[Click through above for A-Z list]
Originally hosted by the University of Memphis with the following introdictory text:
The world-wide-web is replete with links to Egyptological resources, and there are many pages of bibliography out there, of which the prime example is the Online Egyptological Bibliography. But as yet, none of the more systematic bibliographies are publishing links to the actual PDF files of books and articles which may be freely acquired online, although they may be collecting the URL references. This project attempts to go some way toward filling that gap.

Links to alphabetic sections (updates through March 2015):   A  B-C  D-F  G-J  K-M  N-R  S-U  V-Z
Use the link below to connect to a recently updated version of this list:
Notice: Bookmark this page, not the individual lists, as the file names may change.
The list uses standard Egyptological abbreviations for books and journals.
This project is a "work in progress", and is bound to contain errors and omissions. The document takes the form of one large HTML file with the data arranged by author; links to both the web page from which the file can be accessed and the PDF file for the document itself are given. Searching must be done using the Find function of your web browser. It may be possible to enhance this capability in the future, but much will depend on the reactions of internet users to this work. 

The data has been collected and arranged by Andrea Middleton, Brooke Garcia, and Robyn Price, Graduate Assistants in the Institute of Egyptian Art and Archaeology, a unit of the Department of Art in the University of Memphis (Tennessee, USA). We have tried to seek out as many books and articles as possible on Egyptological subjects which are freely accessible to anyone without the need for privileged access. Thus we have searched sites such as the Internet Archive, the University of Heidelberg Library, the Oriental Institute, the Metropolitan Museum, the Giza Library, Ancient World Online (AWOL), and many more, as well as attempting to collect links noted in the pages of EEF (Egyptologists' Electronic Forum) News.
Sites which require institutional access or a password are not included—thus journals on JSTOR have not been indexed. Nor have papers available on or (BIFAO) been included here. It is likely that some articles on JSTOR are duplicated elsewhere, and it is equally possible that some articles and books are available at more than one location. In the latter case, we have tried to give all the options.
Please report comments, errors, etc. to ppodzrsk @ We hope this work is useful.

Das Archiv von Friedrich W. Hinkel in digitaler Form

Das Archiv von Friedrich W. Hinkel in digitaler Form
Friederich W. Hinkel in Schwarz-Weiss
Das Archiv von Friedrich W. Hinkel stellt eines der größten Forschungsarchive zum antiken Sudan dar und spiegelt die über 40 Jahre währende Grabungs- und Forschungstätigkeit Dr. Hinkels im Sudan wider. Beginnend mit seiner Teilnahme an den Ausgrabungen in Musawwarat es Sufra der Humboldt Universität Berlin im Jahr 1961 führte den Architekten Dr. Friedrich W. Hinkel (1925 – 2007) nicht nur ein reges Forschungsinteresse immer wieder in den Sudan, für den er nach Freistellung durch die Akademie ab 1962 auch direkt tätig war, sondern auch eine enge Verbundenheit mit Land und Leuten. Zu den großen Errungenschaften Hinkels gehören neben der Rettung der von der Flutung des Assuan-Staudamms bedrohten Tempel von Semna, Kumma, Buhen und Aksha auch die Ausgrabung des Tempelkomplexes M 250 in Meroe und die großangelegten Restauierungsmaßnahmen an den Pyramiden von Meroe, die Dr. Hinkel bis zu seinem letzten Aufenthalt im Sudan im Jahr 2004 durchführte. 

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

"Stories Can be Told Across the Chasm of Years"

David Barnett ('Real-life detectorists: The metal hunters who are digging up a treasure trove of British history', Independent 16 November 2017) interviewed a Cambridgeshire detectorist, Steve Critchley former chairman of the National Council for Metal Detecting, who has been metal detecting for 40 years. Among other gems, we learn this:
Metal detecting is an often solitary, slow pastime, which more often than not turns up little more than a few buttons or a sewing needle. But wait, for in such innocuous items buried in the soil, there’s a picture of an England lost to time. Buttons, hairclips, loose change – that’s what detectorists like Critchley call “casual losses”. Things not buried deliberately, but just accidentally discarded. And through such finds, stories can be told across the chasm of years. “Imagine finding a bit of loose change, then some more further along, and some more,” says Critchley. “Then it emerges that there was probably a path across this field at some point in the past. Or say you find some buttons. You can imagine men working the field on a hot day, taking off their waistcoat, a button pinging off. A little further away you’ll perhaps find a needle, lost by one of the farm-worker’s wives who sat at the edge of the field, sewing, while the men worked”. These are visions of a time long gone that will never be turned up by professional archaeological digs, which mainly take place at sites where there is some hard evidence of a major find, or at the behest of commercial developers who are requested to carry out a historical survey before commencing work on a new housing estate. Minor they might seem, but all the same, the army of detectorists – especially those who, like Critchley, log and extrapolate their data – are uncovering and preserving our very history.
Unless of course the field is subject to a fieldwalking survey as part of a landscape archaeology project, in which case he and his fellows will have stripped the site of a large (but unknown) proportion of the diagnostic artefacts. Just imagine.

David Meadows (rogueclassicism)

Barry Baldwin ~ Some Bookcases

Reprinted with permission of the author himself, who years ago had to deal with yours truly as a student. Errors in transcription accrue to the latter.

(Companionette to Harry Bruce’s Page Fright: Foibles and Fetishes of Famous Writers, McLelland & Stewart, Toronto, 2009.)

“To keep on sending little frogs… is like keeping on teaching Latin and Greek. What’s that for? Most of the somewhat good writers know little of either” – Fort, Books, p668.

Homer was said to be blind. His name means ‘hostage’. Three links with the sightless, once gaoled epicist John Milton.

The anonymous Contest between Homer and Hesiod (paras315–26) has the latter win a poetic cutting contest. But Hesiod was soon murdered by the brothers of a girl he allegedly seduced. Homer, having composed his own epitaph, fell fatally into a clay pit.

Archilochus (seventh century) was a mercenary soldier, Forsythian “Dog of War”. His name means “Leader of the Pack” (thus, patron saint of the girl group Shangri-Las). His fragmented poems run from nonchalant confession of cowardice (“Threw my shield away, can always buy another”) to squaddie consolation (“Ares is a democrat”), to (fr103) the still-puzzling “The fox knows many things; the hedgehog knows one big thing,” which always fascinated that old windbag Isaiah Berlin (cf. his published letters & Michael Ignatieff’s biography).

Classical writers were rarely Men of Letters’, insulated from reality. Aeschylus fought at Marathon and Salamis, only to perish when an eagle dropped a tortoise onto his bald head. Sophocles was elected to both military and civilian offices, possibly commanding a fleet against the Samian one led by the philosopher Melissus (Noel Coward’s In Which We Serve can’t compete there). When accused by his son of senility, he won the case by reciting lines from his new Oedipus at Colonus – son was adjudged the real lunatic. Three competing versions of his death: 1) asphyxiated from reciting a long passage from his Antigone without drawing breath; 2) choked on grapes at a wine festival; 3) died of joy over his last drama competition.

Euripides is said to have lived in a cave, in a ménage à trois with wife and amanuensis Cephisophon, possibly an unacknowledged co-author (shades of Dorothy Wordsworth). Self-exiled to Macedon, he was eaten alive by wild dogs.

Plato was sold into slavery in Sicily – a pity he was ransomed. Aristotle landed a plum job: tutor to Alexander the Great, at whose poisoning some suspected he connived. Many and various were the foibles and fates of Greek eggheads (no wonder they intrigued Bertrand Russell, no stranger to anecdote and scandal), best read in their Lives by Diogenes Laertius.

Poet-librarian Callimachus was the Greek Philip Larkin. Which hat was he wearing when proclaiming “A big book is a big evil”?- I never met a student who disagreed.

“Water-drinkers can’t write good poetry” (Horace, Epistles, bk 1 no19 vv1-11, instancing Homer and Ennius). Not all agreed: “Water is Best” ran one Greek proverb. Horace was thinking of Athenian comedian Cratinus, said (Aristophanes, Peace, V7700-3) to have died of grief at seeing a wine-jar smashed. He would have agreed with Brendan Behan’s “I’m a drinker with a writing problem.” Not so Julius Cæsar, an energetic author (he dictated his book on grammar while galloping on horseback in Gaul – one both pities and admires his secretary), so temperate as to be dubbed (Suetonius, Caesar, ch53) “the only sober man to ruin Rome”.

Comic playwright Terence (so Suetonius’s biography) was an ex-slave who slept his way into literary eminence (no shortage of modern parallels there), earned unparalleled monetary success with six plays, then simply vanished – a superior ancient Simon Dee.

The ultimate literary workaholic was Pliny the Elder. According to his nephew’s account (Epistles, bk3 no5), he read and wrote through the night, was read to during meals, litter-rides, and bathing, though didn’t prefigure Voltaire in using a mistress’s naked back as book-rest. (Bruce, pp165–71, adducing, e.g., Mark Twain, Robert Louis Stevenson, Orson Welles for these and similar habits.)

How to choose between Virgil’s two rival maxims, Omnia vincit amor or Labor omnia vincit?

“Perhaps if Existence should stop sending little frogs, and stop teaching Latin and Greek, a whole would be in a state of amnesia” – Fort, p669.

Classical Corner 137: Fortean Times 273 (May, 2011), p. 19.


José María Ciordia (Pompilo: diario esporádico de un profesor de griego)

«Diogenes» se ha renovado

Diogenes, de Peter Heslin, programa de cuya versión para Linux hablé por extenso aquí hace solo unos meses, se ha renovado. Ha llegado a la versión 4.0, ha cambiado de página web, ha cambiado la URL a, y sobre todo luce ahora así de bonito:

Captura de pantalla del programa Diogenes 4.0, de consulta de bases de datos TLG y PHI

En su página de FAQs me he dado de morros con esta muestra de humor inglés: «Where can I get the databases? If you look around they are not hard to find». ¡Pfff!

𐀠𐀲𐀪𐀝𐀓𐀱 · pi-ta-ri-nu-ku-su

Vitalinux se llama la distribución del sistema operativo libre GNU/Linux que poco a poco se está instalando en las escuelas e institutos públicos de Aragón. Para los curiosos, esta distribución está basada en Lubuntu, que está basada en Ubuntu, que está basada en Debian (ya sé, nadie es tan curioso; y aquí más info, para los adictos). Vitalinux lleva incorporados por defecto dos tipos Unicode de amplio uso capaces de escribir en griego politónico: Palatino Linotype y Gentium. Hace un par de días pedí a los gestores del sistema —los bellos Arturo y Nacho, que me conceden todo lo que les pido— que añadieran al sistema un par de tipos más: Anaktoria y Aegean, ambos de Georges Douros, y ambos de uso gratuito si no hay ánimo de lucro.

Texto impreso con tipo Anaktoria

El tipo Anaktoria se inspira en el tipo para imprenta Grecs du Roi, del tipógrafo renacentista Claude Garamond; y sí, el nombre es el de la amada de Safo que se menciona en el fragmento 16 LP. Es un tipo muy bonito, bellísimo para mi gusto, lo más parecido que he visto a un tipo griego manuscrito, capaz —frente a los formales Palatino y Gentium— de dar sabor, de poner alma y olor de códice a cualquier texto. Tiene refinamientos tipográficos, como la ligadura para καὶ que solo se activa en interior de línea, pero se inhibe a final de línea. Disfrútese a modo de ejemplo este PDF con el pasaje de Dafnis y Cloe de Longo en el que Filetas define qué cosa es el amor. Impreso en papel de color crema, por ejemplo en DIN A3, y colgado en la pared de la clase, puede retar la curiosidad de los alumnos que ya hayan leído la novelita y estén al cabo de la calle de lo que en este pasaje se cuenta.


Aegean es un tipo menos útil, y más curioso que bonito. Incluye los caracteres del silabario lineal B, del Disco de Festo, del silabario chipriota y de otros sistemas de escritura que no escribimos ni leemos habitualmente, pero que podemos encontrarnos escritos en páginas web. Por ejemplo en el artículo de Wikipedia en español sobre el lineal B (sin este tipo, solo verás cuadraditos blancos). O en el cuerpo de este artículo, que he titulado a la manera micénica como 𐀠𐀲𐀪𐀝𐀓𐀱, o sea, «pi-ta-ri-nu-ku-su» o, lo que es lo mismo, «Vitalinux».

Thibaut Castelli (Spartokos a Lu)

La frappe des souverains du Bosphore du VIe au Ier siècle avant J.-C.

Shonov, I. V. (2019) : Монетная чеканка правителей Боспора VI-I вв. до н.э / Monetnaja chekanka pravitelej Bospora VI-I vv. do, Simferopol [La frappe des souverains du Bosphore du VIe au Ier siècle avant J.-C.]. Cet ouvrage propose une … Lire la suite

BiblePlaces Blog

Weekend Roundup

Excavations under a house in northern Israel have revealed what may be the largest wine factory from the Crusader era.

Archaeologists have discovered an arrowhead from the Roman siege of Jotapata in AD 67.

A i24News video shows the “pilgrim road” leading from the Pool of Siloam to the Temple Mount of Jerusalem.

“Archaeologists working in the buried Roman city of Pompeii say they have uncovered a ‘sorcerer's treasure trove’ of artefacts, including good-luck charms, mirrors and glass beads.”

A new exhibit about a 4th-century synagogue mosaic floor has opened in the Archaeological Museum of Aegina. Aegina is a Greek island not far from Athens.

“Anchors Aweigh: Seaports of the Holy Land” is a new exhibit opening on Tuesday at the Bible Lands Museum in Jerusalem.

Preliminary images of seven (alleged) Dead Sea Scroll fragments owned by the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary are now online. (The link looks unusual, but it works.)

Lubna Omar provides a personal perspective as a Syrian archaeologist unable to protect her country’s heritage.

A guy passionate about ancient Egypt and baking used ancient yeast to bake a loaf of bread.

Egyptian authorities transferred a 90-ton obelisk of Ramses II from Zamalek to El Alamein.

The Oriental Institute is celebrating its 100th anniversary.

Carl Rasmussen shares photos of the largest altar in the world.

I always like the photos that Wayne Stiles includes with his posts, and this week is no different with his reflections on Abraham’s faith.

Matti Friedman writes a helpful review of Jodi Magness’s new book on Masada.

Did you know there are four long distance hiking trails in Israel? They range in length from 37 miles to 637 miles.

HT: Agade, Joseph Lauer, Alexander Schick, Ted Weis

Thibaut Castelli (Spartokos a Lu)

Collection d’amphores anciennes du musée de l’Ermitage du VIe au IIe s. av. n. è.

Monakhov, S. Ju., E.V. Kuznecova,  D.E. Chistov, N.B. Churekova (2019) : Античная амфорная коллекция Государственного Эрмитажа VI–II вв. до н.э.: Каталог / Antichnaja amfornaja kollekcija Gosudarstvennogo Jermitazha VI–II vv. do Katalog, Saratov [Collection d’amphores anciennes du musée de l’Ermitage du VIe au IIe … Lire la suite

Archaeological News on Tumblr

Humans migrated to Mongolia much earlier than previously believed

Stone tools uncovered in Mongolia by an international team of archaeologists indicate that modern...

James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

Apostle Paul APB 2: Paul’s Fanaticism

In this video, Rob Orlando (maker of the documentary Apostle Paul: A Polite Bribe and author of the book by the same name) suggests that Paul was inclined towards fanaticism – and like many who switch their allegiance from one group to another, even (or perhaps especially) a diametrically opposed one, he remained as fanatical […]

Jim Davila (

What does "Lord of Hosts" mean?

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Bryn Mawr Classical Review

2019.08.33: Raised on Christian Milk. Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity. Synkrisis

Review of John David Penniman, Raised on Christian Milk. Food and the Formation of the Soul in Early Christianity. Synkrisis. New Haven: 2017. Pp. xvii, 328. $85.00. ISBN 9780300222760.

2019.08.32: Animo decipiendi? Rethinking Fakes and Authorship in Classical, Late Antique & Early Christian Works

Review of Antonio Guzmán, Javier Martínez, Animo decipiendi? Rethinking Fakes and Authorship in Classical, Late Antique & Early Christian Works. Eelde: 2018. Pp. 334. €95,00. ISBN 9789492444813.

2019.08.31: Speeches for the Dead: Essays on Plato's ' Menexenus'. Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, Band 368

Review of Harold Parker, Jan Maximilian Robitzsch, Speeches for the Dead: Essays on Plato's ' Menexenus'. Beiträge zur Altertumskunde, Band 368. Berlin; Boston: 2018. Pp. 202. €99.95. ISBN 9783110570731.

Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

Big Brother Museums Now?

Civil liberties advocates are condemning a UK museum’s use of controversial facial-recognition technology to scan visitors. The World Museum in Liverpool in England used the technology last year as a security measure for a temporary exhibition of objects on loan from China titled “China’s First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors,” which ran from February to the end of October last year.
In the UK its use is spreading rapidly beyond airports and border crossings. This marks the technology’s first reported use by a national museum. Critics argue that the technology is flawed and possibly discriminatory as well as intrusive, while supporters and the police say it helps reduce crime and protect public safety. [...] In a statement, National Museums Liverpool said that it “used facial recognition technology at the World Museum when there was a heightened security risk during the exhibition.”

Friday Retrospect: DW Documentary -Fakes in the art world - The mystery conman

I was looking for this in connection with something I am working on at the moment, but thought it would be jolly good to show it again (here it was the first time). DW Documentary on fakes in the art world - 'The mystery conman, the murky business of counterfeit antiques (sic)' reportage by Sönje Storm. It is about the so-called Spanish master faker who, according to archaeologist Stefan Lehman of Halle in Germany, has been turning out a run of faux-Roman bronze heads. Take a look:

How many more have come on the market (or been identified) since this was first aired?

Laura Gibbs (Bestiaria Latina Blog)

Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 17

Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

HODIE: ante diem sextum decimum Kalendas Septembres

Cicada cicadae cara, formicae formica.
One cicada is dear to another, and ant to ant.

Canis timidus vehementius latrat quam mordet.
A scared dog barks more fiercely than he bites.

Amor mundum fecit.
Love made the world.

Bene vixit qui bene latuit.
He has lived well who has kept well hidden.


Cervus et Cornua Eius
Latin version and English version(s)

Delphinus et Pisciculus


Archaeology Magazine

Evidence of Parasite Infestations Found at England's Must Farm

Must Farm parasitesEAST ANGLIA, ENGLAND—An examination of four human coprolites recovered from Must Farm, a Bronze Age settlement discovered in wetland fens in the East of England, revealed heavy infestation with the eggs of fish tapeworms, giant kidney worms, whipworms, and other parasites, according to a report in The Guardian. Marissa Ledger and Piers Mitchell of Cambridge University explained that the inhabitants of the settlement’s wooden huts on stilts probably ate raw or undercooked fish, frogs, and shellfish, and may have dumped their excrement into the reed beds and stagnant water beneath the huts where those animals lived, thus creating ideal conditions for the infection of humans and wildlife. Fish tapeworms, Mitchell added, can grow to more than 30 feet long in the human gut and cause anemia in their hosts. Destructive kidney worms can reach about three feet long. Tiny Echinostoma worms can cause abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and tiredness. The scientists also note that seven dog coprolites recovered at the site also showed signs of parasites, suggesting humans and dogs shared food. For more on detecting parasites in human waste, go to "Vikings, Worms, and Emphysema."

Hellenistic-Era Tomb Discovered in Northern Greece

KOZANI, GREECE—Tornos News reports that an intact tomb dating to the end of the first century B.C. was discovered at a coal mine in northern Greece. The body of the woman who had been buried in the tomb had been laid to rest on a bronze funeral bed. A gold leaf had been placed in her mouth. “We’re dealing with a rich woman or someone who held an important position in the society of the time,” said Areti Chondrogianni-Metoki of the Kozani Ephorate of Antiquities. To read about an earlier monumental tomb at Amphipolis, go to "Greece's Biggest Tomb," one of ARCHAEOLOGY's Top 10 Discoveries of 2014.

August 16, 2019

Peter Tompa (Cultural Property Observer)

US State Department Imposes Embargo on Algerian Cultural Artifacts-- Including Rope!

The U.S. State Department has approved a MOU and import restrictions on behalf of Algeria's authoritarian government. For more, see today's Federal Register notice.

Once again, the designated list is extremely broad. In what has to be a first, import restrictions have even been imposed on rope!

Both coin collectors and Jewish groups will once again be disappointed.  Import restrictions have been applied on virtually all coins that were made or circulated within Algeria down to 1750, including those made outside the confines of what is now Algeria by the Carthaginians, Byzantines, Ottomans and Spanish.  While there are no explicit restrictions on artifacts of Algeria's displaced Jewish population, certain categories like "manuscripts" may nonetheless encompass Jewish religious artifacts like Torahs.

Import restrictions are controversial to the trade and collectors because, as construed by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, they embargo all undocumented items of types on designated lists imported after the effective date of the regulations, not just items illegally exported from a UNESCO State party after the effective date of import restrictions as required under CPIA, 19 U.S.C. §§ 2601, 2604, 2606, 2610. Such regulatory actions have converted CPIA import restrictions into embargoes of all objects of restricted types rather  than targeted, prospective import restrictions that do not impact the purchase of artifacts from the legitimate marketplace abroad.

Import restrictions have been particularly hard on coin collectors and the small businesses of the numismatic trade because most collector's coins (which typically are of limited value) lack detailed provenance histories necessary for legal import. This has greatly damaged the legitimate trade in such items with fellow collectors, especially from within the EU.  Here, if anything, the problem will be exacerbated because Algeria was a French colony for such a long time. Many artifacts must have left Algeria for France during this period lawfully, but with little documentary proof.  Often such material does not have a solid provenance, and cannot be legally imported under U.S. Custom and Border Protection procedures.

Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

Women's Classical Committee Publications

Women's Classical Committee Publications
The Women’s Classical Committee was founded in 2015 in the United Kingdom with the following aims:
  • Support women* in classics**
  • Promote feminist and gender-informed perspectives in classics
  • Raise the profile of the study of women in antiquity and classical reception
  • Advance equality and diversity in classics
*By ‘women’ we include all those who self-define as women, including (if they wish) those with complex gender identities which include ‘woman’, and those who experience oppression as women.
** By ‘classics’ we understand the study of the ancient Mediterranean world and its reception, including but not limited to scholarship by students and post-holders in academic departments of Classics and Ancient History.
People of any gender expression or identity who support these aims are welcome to become members and to put themselves forward for office.
    • 1. Victoria Leonard and Liz Gloyn (2016) ‘The Women’s Classical Committee: Origins and Visions,’ Classical Association blog.
    • 2. Victoria Leonard and Liz Gloyn (2016) ‘The Women’s Classical Committee: Origins and Visions,’ republication for CUCD Bulletin. [Link to publication] [Opens PDF]
    • 3. Victoria Leonard and Irene Salvo (2016) with contributions from Emma Bridges, Kate Cook, Lisa Eberle, Katherine McDonald and Amy Russell, ‘Women in Classics in the UK: Numbers and Issues.’ [Link to publication]
    • 4. Victoria Leonard and Irene Salvo (2016) with contributions from Emma Bridges, Kate Cook, Lisa Eberle, Katherine McDonald and Amy Russell, ‘Women in Classics in the UK: Numbers and Issues,’ republished by CUCD Bulletin. [Link to publication] [Opens PDF]
    • 5. Lucy Jackson and Victoria Leonard (2016) ‘Launching the Women’s Classical Committee,’ CUCD Bulletin. [Opens PDF]
    • 6. Lucy Jackson and Victoria Leonard (2016) ‘Launching the Women’s Classical Committee, UK,’ VIDA (Blog of the Australian Women’s History Network) [Link to publication]
    • 7. Emma Bridges, Victoria Leonard, and Claire Millington, ‘Editing a Fairer Wikipedia: The Women’s Classical Committee Editathon,’ Classics and Social Justice blog [Link to publication]
    • 8. Victoria Leonard, ‘How We Doubled the Representation of Female Classical Scholars on Wikipedia,’ Times Higher Education, 11 June 2017 [Link to publication]
    • 9. Ellie Mackin, Kate Cook and Rebecca Fallas, ‘Classics and Feminist Pedagogy: Practical Tips for Teaching,’ CUCD Bulletin 2017. [Link to publication]
    • 10. Ellie Mackin, Kate Cook and Rebecca Fallas, ‘Practical Tips for Feminist Pedagogy in Classics,’ CUCD Bulletin 2017. [Link to publication]
    • 11. Victoria Leonard, ‘Raising women up: visibility, foremothers, and role models in UK higher education,’ London Connection, April 2018 [Link to publication]
    • 12. Victoria Leonard, ‘Women in UK Higher Education: Visibility, Foremothers, and Role Models (II)’, The Bedford Centre Blog. For Women’s & Gender History. [Link to publication]
    • 13. Victoria Leonard, ‘Female scholars are marginalised on Wikipedia because it’s written by men,’ Guardian 12.12.2018. [Link to publication]

      Open Access Journal: AGER VELEIAS: Rassegna di storia, civiltà e tradizione classiche

      [First posted in AWOL 23 March 2011. Updated 16 August 2018]

      AGER VELEIAS: Rassegna di storia, civiltà e tradizione classiche
      In più di trent'anni di passione veleiate vissuta nell'Università di Parma all'ombra della cattedra di Storia Romana, Nicola Criniti e i suoi generosi collaboratori del Gruppo di Ricerca Veleiate [GRV] hanno organizzato una ricca "Raccolta Veleiate" di testi a stampa, ben nota a studiosi italiani e stranieri; hanno prodotto una decina di tesi di laurea e quasi un centinaio di saggi, offrendo altresì un efficace e variegato biglietto da visita nei recenti volumi collettanei parmensi "Ager Veleias". Tradizione, società e territorio sull'Appennino Piacentino [2003: ora in rete,], "Res publica Veleiatium". Veleia, tra passato e futuro [2006: in quinta edizione nel 2009], "Veleiates". Uomini, luoghi e "memoriae" dell'Appennino piacentino-parmense [2007], tutti curati da Nicola Criniti.

      Dal 2005 / 2006, obbedendo alle leggi della comunicazione ..., si sono impegnati – grazie anche all'intervento di Luca Lanza e Francesco Bergamaschi prima, di Daniele Fava e di Immagica di Parma poi – nell'apertura e sviluppo del laboratorio informatico multifunzionale e multidisciplinare AGER VELEIAS ( già Te, al suo interno, dell'omonima rassegna periodica "Ager Veleias", che ormai si è felicemente aperta a tutta la romanità e alla sua fortuna moderna / contemporanea (si veda nel sito l'Indice Generale). Un bel quadro recente ne ha dato Daniele Fava nella sua tesi «VELEIA 1760 – 2010: dal "Grand Tour" a Internet. 250 anni di "peregrinationes" al sito di Veleia, discussa con me a Parma, nell'estate 2010...
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      Donna Maura Lucenia, al secolo Margherita Farnese (1583-1643)

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      Donna Maura Lucenia Al secolo Margherita Farnese (1583-1643) Giuliano Masola WeleiaWeb19-Masola2019

      Heidelberger Dokumentserver: Hellenic Languages and Classical Greek

      Heidelberger Dokumentserver: Hellenic Languages and Classical Greek
      Jump to: B | D | F | G | H | K | T | X
      Number of items at this level: 36.


      Boli, Theodora (2004) Olympiodor, Diakon von Alexandria, Kommentar zum Ekklesiastes : eine kritische Edition. [Dissertation]


      Drummen, Annemieke (2017) Language on stage. Particles in ancient Greek drama. [Dissertation]
      Dzwiza, Kirsten (2012) Der Asteriskos als kritisches Zeichen in magischen Texten - Acht Beispiele in PGM VII und PGM XCIV. Acta Classica Univ. Debrecen, 48. pp. 149-165.


      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca (2018) Introduction to the first workshop in Heidelberg, 21st – 23rd March 2018. [Conference Item]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca ; Cowey, James ; Gheldof, Tom ; Grieshaber, Frank ; Kurilić, Anamarija ; Liuzzo, Pietro (2019) Report on the second workshop held in Zadar, December 14-16, 2018 (Department of History, University of Zadar). [Conference Item]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca ; Grieshaber, Frank (2016) Digital Epigraphy am Scheideweg? / Digital Epigraphy at a crossroads? [Conference Item]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca ; Grieshaber, Frank (2018) Empfehlungen für eine offene kollaborative Plattform für die antike Epigraphik - / Recommendation for an open collaborative platform for ancient epigraphy - [Other]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca ; Grieshaber, Frank ; Cowey, James ; Lougovaya-Ast, Julia (2018) Report on the first workshop in Heidelberg, March 21st-23rd, 2018. [Conference Item]


      Grethlein, Jonas (2017) Au commencement est l'épopée. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2018) Die Antike - das 'nächste Fremde'? Merkur. Deutsche Zeitschrift für europäisches Denken (824). pp. 22-35.
      Grethlein, Jonas (2018) The Eyes of Odysseus. Gaze, Desire and Control in the Odyssey. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2018) Homeric motivation and modern narratology. The case of Penelope. CCJ online.
      Grethlein, Jonas (2017) Lessing's Laocoon and the 'as-if' of aesthetic experience. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2017) Literary history! The case of ancient Greek literature. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2016) Lucian's response to Augustine: conversion and narrative in Confessions and Nigrinus. Religion in the Roman Empire (2/2). pp. 256-278.
      Grethlein, Jonas (2018) More than minds. Experience, narrative and plot. Partial Answers.
      Grethlein, Jonas (2018) Ornamental and Formulaic Patterns. The Semantic Significance of Form in Early Greek Vase-Painting and Homeric Epic. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2018) Truth, vividness and enactive narration in ancient Greek historiography. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2013) Zeit, Erzählung und Raum in Augustinus' Confessiones. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas (2017) The best of the Achaeans? Odysseus and Achilles in the Odyssey. [Book Section]
      Grethlein, Jonas ; Huitink, Luuk (2017) Homer's vividness. An enactive approach. Journal of Hellenic Studies (137). pp. 67-91.


      Halbedl, Karl - Heinz (2012) Was sind die Impheis? Ein Beitrag zur Frage der Existenz von Unterethnien oder Teilethnien bei den Perrhaibern. Hermes, Zeitschrift für Klassische Philologie, 140 (2). pp. 230-235. ISSN 0018-0777
      Huitink, Luuk (2018) Enargeia, Enactivism and the Ancient Readerly Imagination. [Book Section]
      Huitink, Luuk (2013) Review: Deborah Beck, Speech Presentation in Homeric Epic. Bryn Mawr Classical Review (10.57).
      Huitink, Luuk (2018) Xenophon. [Book Section]
      Huitink, Luuk ; Rood, Tim (2016) Subordinate Officers in Xenophon's Anabasis. Histos Supplement (5). pp. 199-242.
      Huitink, Luuk ; van Henten, Jan Willem (2018) Josephus. [Book Section]
      Häußermann, Nikolai (2018) „al-Qāʿida al-Ṣulba“. „Die solide Basis“ des islamischen Staates (1953-2003), Band 1: 1953-1988. [Dissertation]


      Koutsogiannis, Charisios (2017) Untersuchungen zu den Weihreliefs an Artemis aus Klassischer Zeit. [Dissertation]
      Kreij, Mark de (2014) The Metalanguage of Performance. A discourse perspective on particle use in Homer and Pindar. [Dissertation]


      Tagliabue, Aldo (2015) Heliodorus' reading of Lucian's Toxaris. Mnemosyne, online. pp. 1-23.
      Tagliabue, Aldo (2015) Heliodorus's Aethiopica and the Odyssean Mnesterophonia: an intermedial reading. TAPA, 145 (2). pp. 445-468.
      Tagliabue, Aldo (2017) Learning from Allegorical Images in the Book of Visions of The Shepherd of Hermas. Arethusa, 50 (2). pp. 221-255.
      Tagliabue, Aldo (2017) Xenophon’s Ephesiaca - Introduction. [Book Section]
      Tagliabue, Aldo (2016) An embodied reading of epiphanies in Aelius Aristides' Sacred Tales. Ramus, 45 (2). pp. 213-230.


      Xian, Ruobing (2017) Raumbeschreibung in der Odyssee. [Dissertation]

      The Heroic Age

      CFP Leeds 2020: Beyond ‘Virgin’ Lands: Interdisciplinary Approaches to
      Gendered Landscapes
      by Emma O'Loughlin Bérat
      Leeds IMC 2020 Call for Papers

      *Beyond ‘Virgin’ Lands: Interdisciplinary Approaches to Gendered

      Organised by

      Dr. Emma O’Loughlin Bérat (Independent/ Bonn Universität)

      and Dr. Karen Dempsey (University of Reading)

      Also see CFP

      Interactions with the medieval landscape often appear as innately masculine.
       From Brutus’ foundation of the eponymous Britain to patrilineages derived
      from castle names to metaphorically feminine (virginal and untamed) lands
      awaiting male domination. Yet, as recent research shows, the apparent
      prevalence of these ‘fantasies’ in medieval sources is due in part to
      modern assumptions. In fact, historical women built castles and were patrons
      of monasteries, the legendary Syrian princess Albina gave her name to Albion
      before Brutus ever landed, female saints impressed their footprints
      permanently into rock and the menstrual blood of Queen Medh carved furrows
      into the Irish landscape. In symbolic, nominal, architectural, horticultural
      and legal ways, to name a few, medieval women shaped, curated and cared for
      the medieval landscape. Then as now, the landscape is a cultural construct:
      the ways we understand it have much to do with the gendered preconceptions
      and approaches we bring to our study and the sources and interactions we

      Our interdisciplinary panel(s) will explore the ways women, other gendered
      identities and non-human agents, both historical and representational, took
      control of and shaped geographical landscapes at a variety of scales. We are
      particularly interested in papers that move beyond artificial borders between
      male/female, nature/culture, domestic/political and other oppositional

      Questions may include but are not limited to:

       * How did women’s political, communal and private interests influence the
         ways medieval people understood their contemporary landscapes? To what
         extent did legends and landmarks left by women shape future notions of the
         land’s identity?
       * In what ways did women's devotional practices draw on landscapes at both
         micro and macro levels? What haptic, emotional, affective experiences can
         we understand from today?
       * What impact do masculine and paternalistic narratives have within the
         current discourses on medieval landscapes, particularly in heritage
       * What can we as scholars do to understand the diversity of class, gender,
         religious, racial and cultural positions always at play within the
         medieval landscape? How does eco-criticism and new materialism help in
         this study?

      We hope these will be truly interdisciplinary discussions and welcome papers
      from all fields, including anthropology, archaeology, heritage studies,
      history, art history, literature and religion on any medieval period and
      geographical region.

      Please submit an abstract of 150-200 words to Emma Bérat
      ( [2]) and Karen Dempsey ( [3])
      by 15 September 2019.


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      Albrecht, Nicole (2014) Römerzeitliche Brunnen und Brunnenfunde im rechtsrheinischen Obergermanien und in Rätien. [Dissertation]
      Alexanian, Nicole (2016) Die provinziellen Mastabagräber und Friedhöfe im Alten Reich. [Dissertation]
      Arnolds, Markus (2005) Funktionen republikanischer und frühkaiserzeitlicher Forumsbasiliken in Italien. [Dissertation]
      Ast, Rodney ; Bagnall, Roger S. (2009) 2.–4. The endelechisterion of Kronos. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 55 (2). pp. 193-198. ISSN 1867-1551
      Aulenbacher, Matthias David (2018) Architektur – Dekoration – Handlung. Das aktionsgebundene Raumkonzept in spätantik-frühbyzantinischen Residenzen. [Dissertation]
      Ayaita, Joanna Jessica (2016) Justinian und das Volk im Nikaaufstand. [Dissertation]


      Bainczyk-Crescentini, Marlene ; Ess, Kathleen ; Pleyer, Michael ; Pleyer, Monika (2015) Identitäten / Identities: Einleitung / Introduction. [Book Section]
      Bauer, Axel W. (1993) Der Hippokratische Eid. Übersetzung und Kommentar. [Other]
      Bayer, Paul Victor (2018) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 2: Cone Unwrapping. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor (2018) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 3: Sphere Unwrapping. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor (2018) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 4: Pottery Profiles. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor (2018) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 5: Profile Cuts. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor (2019) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 8: GigaMesh on Windows + Point Cloud Rendering. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor ; Karl, Stephan ; Mara, Hubert ; Márton, András (2018) Advanced documentation methods in studying Corinthian black-figure vase painting. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor ; Mara, Hubert (2019) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 6: Screenshot Rendering. [Video]
      Bayer, Paul Victor ; Özer, Serap (2019) GigaMesh Software Framework Tutorial 9: Unpacking a Cuneiform Tablet. [Video]
      Becker, Niels (2017) Hunc quoque carminibus referam fortasse triumphum: Zur Funktion der Triumph-Thematik in Ovids Pont. 2,1.
      Beigel, Thorsten (2015) Die Alimentarinschrift von Veleia. [Dissertation]
      Berkes, Lajo (2015) Papyri erzählen über die Entstehung des Islam. [Video]
      Berkes, Lajos (2015) Classical and Biblical Culture in Late Antique Egypt Some Notes. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 61 (2). pp. 424-430. ISSN 1867-1551
      Bocher, Susanne (2018) Die buckel- und tremolierstichverzierten Bronzebleche aus Olympia. Untersuchungen zu einer früheisenzeitlichen Fundgruppe und ihrer kulturhistorischen Einordnung im Heiligtum von Olympia. [Dissertation]
      Bommas, Martin (2000) Der Tempel des Chnum der 18. Dyn. auf Elephantine. [Dissertation]
      Bourtzinakou, Ioulia (2011) Die Prosopographie von Aphrodisias. [Dissertation]
      Brandt, Katharina-Elisabeth (2016) Die Scheintüren und Entablaturen in den thebanischen Beamtengräbern des Neuen Reiches. [Dissertation]


      Cappelletto, Erika (2019) Urbanisation in the time of Claudius in the western provinces of the Empire. [Dissertation]
      Chalyan-Daffner, Kristine (2014) Natural Disasters in Mamlūk Egypt (1250-1517): Perceptions, Interpretations and Human Responses. [Dissertation]
      Chaniotis, Angelos (2009) Wie (er)findet man Rituale für einen neuen Kult? Recycling von Ritualen - das Erfolgsrezept Alexanders von Abonouteichos. [Working paper]


      Ditsch, Steven (2009) DIS MANIBUS : die römischen Grabdenkmäler aus der Pfalz. [Dissertation]
      Dohna, Ferdinand (2015) Apotheosedarstellungen Römischer Kaiser : Ikonographische Untersuchungen zu den bildlichen Darstellungen des römischen Kaisers als Gott. [Dissertation]
      Dzwiza, Kirsten (2012) Der Asteriskos als kritisches Zeichen in magischen Texten - Acht Beispiele in PGM VII und PGM XCIV. Acta Classica Univ. Debrecen, 48. pp. 149-165.


      Effinger, Maria (2000) Zierde für das Diesseits und das Jenseits: Bronzezeitlicher Schmuck aus Kreta. [Book Section]


      Fadhil, Anmar Abdulillah (2014) Eine kleine Tontafelbibliothek aus Assur (Ass. 15426). [Dissertation]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca (2018) Epigraphic Database Heidelberg (EDH) - Or: the challenge of getting all ancient Latin inscriptions outside Rome available "by one click". [Conference Item]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca (2018) Introduction to the first workshop in Heidelberg, 21st – 23rd March 2018. [Conference Item]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca ; Grieshaber, Frank (2018) Empfehlungen für eine offene kollaborative Plattform für die antike Epigraphik - / Recommendation for an open collaborative platform for ancient epigraphy - [Other]
      Feraudi-Gruénais, Francisca ; Grieshaber, Frank ; Cowey, James ; Lougovaya-Ast, Julia (2018) Report on the first workshop in Heidelberg, March 21st-23rd, 2018. [Conference Item]
      Fettel, Jens (2010) Die Chentiu-schi des Alten Reiches. [Dissertation]
      Feucht, Erika (2006) Die Gräber des Nedjemger (TT 138) und des Hori (TT 259).
      Fiedler, Norman (2008) Sprüche gegen Seth - Bemerkungen zu drei späten Tempelritualen. [Dissertation]
      Fincke, Jeanette C. ; Ossendrijver, Mathieu (2016) BM 46550 – a Late Babylonian Mathematical Tablet with Computations of Reciprocal Numbers. Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, 106 (2). pp. 185-197. ISSN 0084-5299
      Franke, Detlef (2003) Theben und Memphis - Metropolen im Alten Ägypten. .


      Grieshaber, Frank (2019) Epigraphic Database Heidelberg – Data Reuse Options. pp. 1-16.
      Grieshaber, Frank (2002) Stellenregister zu Bonneau, Le régime administratif de l'eau du Nil. .
      Grylicki, Sascha (2018) Conrad von Montferrat – Aufstieg und Fall eines Kreuzfahrerherrschers. [Master's thesis]
      Grüßinger, Ralf (2001) Dekorative Architekturfriese in Rom und Latium : Ikonologische Studien zur römischen Baudekoration der späten Republik und Kaiserzeit. [Dissertation]


      Hagedorn, Dieter (2012) Bemerkungen zu Urkunden. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 58 (1). pp. 109-116. ISSN 18671551
      Hagedorn, Dieter (2013) Die Verwendung von Zahlsubstantiven zur Bezeichnung von Monatstagen in den griechischen Papyri. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 59 (1). pp. 123-137. ISSN 1867-1551
      Hagedorn, Dieter (2007) Papyrologische Lesefrüchte. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 53 (1). pp. 11-14. ISSN 1867-1551
      Hagedorn, Dieter ; Kramer, Bärbel (2009) Fünf neue Papyri des comes Johannes (P.Hamb. Inv. 532, 533, 538, 547 und P.Heid. inv. 1800 + 1843) und Neuabdruck von P.Harris I 91. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 50 (2). pp. 158-171. ISSN 1867-1551
      Hagedorn, Dieter ; Poethke, Günter (2009) Ein Rettichöl-Darlehen in Hamburg und Berlin. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 48 (1). pp. 143-146. ISSN 18671551
      Hagedorn, Dieter ; Poethke, Günter (2001) Protest gegen die Verpflichtung zur Übernahme des Amtes des Exegeten. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 47 (1). pp. 264-268. ISSN 1867-1551
      Hagedorn, Dieter ; Reiter, Fabian (2015) Eine Neuedition von P.Berl. Cohen 8. Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 61 (2). pp. 317-322. ISSN 1867-1551
      Hagedorn, Ursula ; Hagedorn, Dieter (2009) 12. P.Vindob. G 30531 + 60584: Fragmente eines Philon-Codex (De virtutibus). Archiv für Papyrusforschung und verwandte Gebiete, 55 (2). pp. 279-288. ISSN 1867-1551
      Halbedl, Karl - Heinz (2012) Was sind die Impheis? Ein Beitrag zur Frage der Existenz von Unterethnien oder Teilethnien bei den Perrhaibern. Hermes, Zeitschrift für Klassische Philologie, 140 (2). pp. 230-235. ISSN 0018-0777
      Harth, Dietrich (1996) Das Gedächtnis der Kulturwissenschaften und die Klassische Tradition: Erinnern und Vergessen im Licht interdisziplinärer Forschung. International journal of the classical tradition: IJCT; the official journal of the International Society for the Classical Tradition, 2 (3). pp. 414-442. ISSN 1073-0508
      Harth, Dietrich (1996) Geschichtsschreibung. [Book Section]
      Harth, Dietrich (2000) Geschichtswissenschaft/Geschichtsschreibung. [Book Section]
      Harth, Dietrich (1994) Über die Geburt der Antike aus dem Geist der Moderne. International journal of the classical tradition; IJCT ; the official journal of the International Society for the Classical Tradition, 1 (1). pp. 89-106. ISSN 1073-0508
      Hartwig Altenmüller, Herausgeber: ; Kloth, Nicole (2008) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 37 (2008). [Other]
      Havener, Wolfgang (2017) Vincenzo Giuffrè, Homines militares e status rei publicae. Torsioni di una costituzione. 2013. [Review]
      Hecht, Dirk (2005) Das schnurkeramische Siedlungswesen im südlichen Mitteleuropa : eine Studie zu einer vernachlässigten Fundgattung im Übergang vom Neolithikum zur Bronzezeit. [Dissertation]
      Henning, Agnes (2015) Stéphane Bourdin, Les peuples de l’Italie préromaine. Identités, territoires et relations inter-ethniques en Italie centrale et septentrionale (VIIIe–Ier s. av. J.-C.). (Bibliothèque des Écoles françaises d’Athènes et de Rome, 350.) Rome, École française de Rome 2012. [Review]
      Hesse, Katrin (2006) Kindsmord und Wahnsinn : Untersuchungen zur Überlieferung mordender Eltern in der Antike. [Dissertation]
      Hilgert, Markus (2011) Materiale Textkulturen : die DFG fördert den neuer Sonderforschungsbereich 933. [Audio]
      Hillebrand, Sarah (2006) Der Vigintivirat:Prosopographische Untersuchungen für die Zeit von Augustus bis Domitian. [Dissertation]
      Himmelmann, Ulrich (2003) Der Römische Vicus von Eisenberg I : die Häuser 7 und 8 sowie die dazwischenliegende Straßenparzelle. [Dissertation]
      Hotz, Stephan (2005) Rituale im öffentlichen Diskurs griechischer Poleis der Kaiserzeit. [Dissertation]
      Hölscher, Tonio (2016) John Ma, Statues and Cities. Honorific Portraits and Civic Identity in the Hellenistic World, Oxford (Oxford University Press) 2013 (Oxford Studies in Ancient Culture and Representation) XXV, 378 S., 73 Abb., ISBN 978-0-19-966891-5 (geb.) £ 81,99. [Review]


      IL, Özgür (2009) Tumuli Asiae Minoris : Untersuchung zu den phrygischen und lydischen Tumulusgräbern der Eisenzeit im zentralen und westlichen Kleinasien. [Dissertation]
      Ivanova, Mariya (2012) Kaukasus und Orient: Die Entstehung des „Maikop-Phänomens“ im 4. Jahrtausend v.Chr. Praehistorische Zeitschrift, 87 (1). pp. 1-28. ISSN 1613-0804


      Jakob, Stefan (2015) Freydank, Helmut / Feller, Barbara: Mittelassyrische Rechts­urkunden und Verwaltungstexte IX. [Review]
      Javorskaja, Karolina (2010) Überlegungen zu den rhetorischen Stilmitteln im Altägyptischen : Eine Untersuchung der Wiederholungs-, Positions- und Quantitätsfiguren anhand ausgewählter Beispiele aus dem Pfortenbuch. [Dissertation]
      Jost, Melanie (2018) Der Tempel Ramses III. in Karnak. Eine Analyse des Festhofes. [Dissertation]
      Jördens, Andrea (2015) Carolin Arlt / Martin Andreas Stadler (Hrsg.), Das Fayyûm in Hellenismus und Kaiserzeit. Fallstudien zu multikulturellem Leben in der Antike. Unt. Mitarbeit v. Ulrike Weinmann. Wiesbaden, Harrassowitz 2013. [Review]
      Jördens, Andrea (2017) Norbert Dörner, Feste und Opfer für den Gott Caesar. Kommunikationsprozesse im Rahmen des Kaiserkultes im römischen Ägypten der julisch-claudischen Zeit (30 v. Chr. – 68 n. Chr.). (Pharos, Bd. 30.) Rahden, Westf. 2014. Historische Zeitschrift, 305 (2). pp. 500-502. ISSN 0018-2613
      Jördens, Andrea (2011) Ägyptische Magie im Wandel der Zeiten. [Video]


      Kahl, Jochem (Hg.) ; Kloth, Nicole (Hg.) (2013) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 42 (2013) - Abstracts. [Other]
      Kahl (Hg.), Jochem ; Kloth (Hg.), Nicole (2012) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 41 (2012) - Abstracts. [Other]
      Kahl (Hg.), Jochem ; Kloth (Hg.), Nicole (2014) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 43 (2014) - Abstracts. [Other]
      Kahl (Hg.), Jochem ; Kloth (Hg.), Nicole (2015) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 44 (2015) - Abstracts. [Other]
      Kahl (Hg.), Jochem ; Kloth (Hg.), Nicole (2016) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 45 (2016) - Abstracts. [Other]
      Kahl (Hg.), Jochem ; Kloth (Hg.), Nicole (2018) Studien zur Altägyptischen Kultur Nr. 47 (2018) - Abstracts. [Other]
      Kardamaki, Eleftheria (2013) Ein neuer Keramikfund aus dem Bereich der Westtreppe von Tiryns. Bemalte mykenische Keramik aus dem auf der Westtreppenanlage deponierten Palastschutt. [Dissertation]
      Karl, Stephan ; Jungblut, Daniel ; Mara, Hubert ; Wittum, Gabriel ; Krömker, Susanne (2014) Insights into manufacturing techniques of archaeological pottery: Industrial X-ray computed tomography as a tool in the examination of cultural material. Craft and science: International perspectives on archaeological ceramics, UCL Qatar Series in Archaeology and Cultural Heritage , 1.
      Kató, Péter (2018) Krieg, Ritual und Zeremonien in den hellenistischen Städten. [Dissertation]
      Khim, Chamroeun (2016) 3D Image Processing, Analysis, and Software Development of Khmer Inscriptions. [Dissertation]
      Kloth, Nicole (2009) Propylaeum: Virtual Library Classical Studies – Egyptology. Proceedings of the Fifth Central European Conference of Egyptologists. Egypt 2009: Perspectives of Research, Pultusk 22-24 June 2009, II. pp. 89-100.
      Koutsogiannis, Charisios (2017) Untersuchungen zu den Weihreliefs an Artemis aus Klassischer Zeit. [Dissertation]
      Krauskopf, Ingrid (2017) L’Etrusca disciplina au Ve siècle apr. J.-C. La divination dans le monde étrusco-italique / Edited by Bruno Poulle. [Review]
      Kuhs, Clemens (1996) Das Dorf Samareia im griechisch-römischen Ägypten. Eine papyrologische Untersuchung. [Master's thesis]
      Kápolnási, Gergely (2018) Chronologie und Siedlungsstrukturen der Linienbandkeramischen Kultur im Donnersbergkreis. [Dissertation]


      Leylek, Yasemin (2013) Öffentliche Räume in der minoischen Kultur. Eine transdisziplinäre Studie der öffentlichen Sphäre und sozialen Interaktion in der Bronzezeit. [Dissertation]
      Liu, Changyu (2015) Organization, Administrative Practices and Written Documentation at Puzriš-Dagan during the Reign of Amar-Suen. [Dissertation]
      Lorenz, Susanne Michaela (2016) Untersuchungen zum Römischen Gründungsmythos in der Sepulkralkunst. [Dissertation]
      Lunczer, Clemens (2009) Vögel in der griechischen Antike : Eine Untersuchung über Kenntnisse und Wahrnehmung der antiken Vogelwelt. [Dissertation]
      Löwe, Wanda (2000) Siedlungen und Gräber der Palastzeit. [Book Section]


      Maderna, Caterina (2003) Augenblick und Dauer in griechischen Mythenbildern. [Book Section]
      Maderna, Caterina (1998) Die Verschmelzung von Ost und West - die Einheit von gestern und morgen; die Struktur der 'Welt' im Werk von Alighiero Boetti. [Book Section]
      Maderna, Caterina (1988) Kaiser Augustus und die verlorene Republik - Glyptik. [Book Section]
      Maderna, Caterina (2011) Tod und Leben an attischen Gräbern der klassischen Zeit. Thetis. Mannheimer Beiträge zur Klassischen Archäologie und Geschichte Griechenlands und Zyperns, 18. pp. 40-68. ISSN 0945-8549
      Maderna, Caterina (2009) Von der Ordnung der Mimik. Bedrohliche Leidenschaften in der antiken Bildkunst. Städel-Jahrbuch, 20. pp. 7-54.
      Maderna, Caterina (2014) Zur Antikensammlung Franz I. von Erbach zu Erbach im Odenwald. [Book Section]
      Maderna, Caterina (2005) Zur Gigantomachie des sogenannten Tempels der Gens Septimia in Lepcis Magna. [Book Section]
      Malovoz, Andreja (2015) Late Bronze Age Place-Based Identity in Županjska Posavina. [Book Section]
      Mara, Hubert (2006) Documentation of Rotationally Symmetric Archaeological Finds by 3D Shape Estimation. [Master's thesis]
      Mara, Hubert ; Sänger, Patrick (2013) Präzise Bestimmung von Materialstrukturen bei Papyri mit 3D-Messtechnik. Zeitschrift für Papyrologie u. Epigraphik (ZPE), 185. pp. 195-199. ISSN 0084-5388
      Massoth, Sabine (2016) Untersuchungen zur römischen Gelagekultur : am Beispiel der Gartentriclinia und Wandmalereien mit Darstellungen von convivia in Pompeji. [Dissertation]
      Maul, Stefan M. (2013) Ein altorientalischer Pferdesegen – Seuchenprophylaxe in der assyrischen Armee. Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, 103 (1). pp. 16-37. ISSN 1613-1150
      Miglus, Peter (2016) Lundström, Steven: Die Königsgrüfte im Alten Palast von Assur. 2009.VIII, 360 S, 94 Taf. 4° = Baudenkmäler aus assyrischer Zeit Bd. 13 (Wissenschaftliche Veröffentlichungen der Deutschen Orient-Gesellschaft 123). Hartbd. € 78,00. ISBN 978-3-447-06008-0. [Review]
      Miglus, Peter A. (2016) Ein Felsrelief in der Schlucht Darband-i Ramkan nahe Rania und die Geschichte seiner Erforschung. Zeitschrift für Assyriologie und vorderasiatische Archäologie, 106 (1). pp. 91-99. ISSN 0084-5299
      Mikrakis, Emmanouil (Manolis) (2016) Saiteninstrumente in der Ägäis und auf Zypern in der Bronze- und Früheisenzeit : Musikausübung und Kultur zwischen Kontinuität und Wandel. [Dissertation]
      Mohamed , Mohamed Hossam Abdel Wahab (2014) Das Bildprogramm und die Raumfunktion in den Nubischen Felstempeln Ramses'II. [Dissertation]
      Mächtle, Bertil (2014) Rätsel um die Terrakotta-Armee. [Audio]
      Mühlenbruch, Tobias (2003) Bemerkungen zur kontextbezogenen Funktion minoischer Keramik.
      Müller, Uwe (1996) Die eisenzeitliche Keramik von Lidar Höyük. [Dissertation]


      Nagel, Hans Georg (2014) Prozessionskreuze und Prozessionen in Byzanz: Kunstgeschichte im Schnittpunkt von Religions- und Gesellschaftsgeschichte. [Dissertation]
      Nagel, Svenja (2016) Budde, Dagmar: Das Götterkind im Tempel, in der Stadt und im Weltgebäude. 2011.Eine Studie zu drei Kultobjekten der Hathor von Dendera und zur Theologie der Kindgötter im griechisch-römischen Ägypten. Darmstadt/Mainz: Philipp von Zabern 2011. XXII, 410 S., 15 Taf. 4° = Münchner Ägyptologische Studien 55. Lw. €86,00. ISBN 978-3-8053-3759-5. [Review]


      Oeming, Manfred (2011) Archäologische Ausgrabungen in Ramat Rahel. [Video]


      Panagiotopoulos, Diamantis ; Obhof, Linda (2016) 150 Jahre Klassische Archäologie an der Uni Heidelberg - von Troja bis hin zu regionalen Funden aus der Römerzeit. [Video]
      Panagiotopoulos, Diamantis ; Pflug, Hermann (2011) Auf den Spuren der Handelsflotte des sagenhaften Königs Minos. [Video]
      Panagiotopoulos, Diamantis (2009) Prof. Panagiotopoulos mit geheimnisvollen Tonplomben in Campus-TV. [Video]
      Pfeiffer, Michelle ; Raun, Karl Hjalte Maack ; Volkmann, Armin (2016) “Digital mapping” - Detection and prospection through digital and physical landscapes at Koumasa, Crete. [Preprint]
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      Doug's Archaeology: Investigating the Profession and Research

      Re-thinking how European contract archaeology can best contribute to society

      Here is another EAA session for your viewing pleasure; something to watch on your weekend:

      Session Abstract:

      Less than two decades ago, contract archaeology in many countries was nearly entirely development-led or state-controlled. Today it is a competitive business. In many countries this has resulted in an unambitious but cheap archaeology that lacks social impact. At the same time European archaeology is increasingly evaluated for its ability to meet society’s needs.
      These converging trends mean that there is an increasing need for capacity-building in advanced research skills in order for archaeology to make substantial contributions to society. In this session we will present short papers that explore European contract archaeology in relation to its social impact. We particular invite papers that include discussions of the following topics:

      How much and which knowledge about the past does society need?

      What is the value of that knowledge?

      Which needs other than knowledge about the past can archaeology meet?

      To what extent can contract archaeology contribute to meeting significant societal challenges including conflict resolution and social cohesion, economic regeneration and sustainable development, continuing education and democratization of society?

      Which indicators can be used to define and measure the quality of projects in contract archaeology, with societal impact in mind?

      How can contract archaeology define cutting-edge research questions and develop cost-effective ways of answering them for the benefit of society at large?

      What does it mean to compete with knowledge about the past made available to society?

      How can the existing demand for archaeology in society increase, new products/services develop and new markets for business be found?

      Author: Högberg, Anders (Sweden) – Linnaeus University
      Co-Author(s): Holtorf, Cornelius (Sweden) – Linnaeus UniversitySchlanger, Nathan (France) – École nationale des chartes ParisKars, Eva (Netherlands) – EARTH Integrated Archaeology, AmersfoortBazelmans, Jos (Netherlands) – Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amerfoort
      Keywords: new knowledge, societal impact, development

      What does it mean for contract archaeology to contribute to society?

      Author: Professor Högberg, Anders – GRASCA, Linnaeus University; University of Johannesburg (Presenting author)
      Co-Author: Professor Holtorf, Cornelius – GRASCA, Linnaeus University
      Keywords: Social, impact, archaeology

      More and more, European archaeology is judged from its ability to meet society’s needs and its impact on society at large, as evident from for example communication documents on cultural heritage from the Commission of the European Parliament. Consequently, there is an increasing need for capacity-building in order for contract archaeology to make substantial contributions to society. However, the sector of contract archaeology is currently lacking adequate knowledge on how to extend its potential to contribute meaningfully to societal development, both generally and in relation to specific audiences. There is also insufficient knowledge on how to assess its impact in society (qualitatively) and measure its concrete benefits (quantitatively). High competency in contemporary archaeological research and practices of meaningful social engagement is paramount. In this paper we discuss what it might mean for contract archaeology to contribute to society, beyond operating as part of a regulatory system or providing interpretation of the past based on results from excavation. By offering some food for thought, our aim is to set out the agenda for the session.

      Understanding conflict behavior – dead bodies as manifestations

      Author: PhD Candidate Alfsdotter, Clara – GRASCA, Linnaeus University; Bohusläns Museum (Presenting author)
      Keywords: Conflict, theory, violence

      In my research, I want to explore how people in the past and today use dead bodies from intra group conflicts as manifestations in society.
      The dead body constitute a sociocultural symbol. Within bioarchaeology, analysis of human remains from conflicts have mainly been descriptive rather than explanatory of a human behavior. Integration of theories on human behavior and social implications of violence and conflicts needs to be included. Collective violence cannot be understood through a narrow analysis since it happens in relation to a complex sociocultural arena.
      In this paper I will discuss the importance of understanding violence from an anthropological perspective in order to try explain its uses and conditions. A bioarchaeological perspective can fruitfully be used to both create data through studying the material traces of interpersonal violence on skeletons and integrate social theoretical frameworks to understand the use and effects of violence, both in ancient and contemporary populations. The bioarchaeological and archaeological knowledge on the matter is not only important in order to further understand the consequences and uses of violence and the human behavior, but also to use these perspectives as tools for contemporary society to discuss and get perspectives on ongoing similar matters. The archaeological knowledge can be translated into contemporary discussions by providing both the historical perspective but also an understanding of fundamental human traits regarding the causes and
      consequences of conflict.

      Alive; digital knowledge development and communication in contract archaeology.

      Author: PhD Candidate Mr Gunnarsson, Fredrik – GRASCA, Linnaeus University; Department of Museum Archaeology, Kalmar County Museum (Presenting author)
      Keywords: Digitisation, Contract Archaeology

      This paper discusses the level of impact that the digitisation brings to contract archaeology in Europe and how knowledge development and communication can see further progress, using it. The digitisation of European contract archaeology takes place on many levels and is becoming increasingly important to e.g. field documentation, analysis and public outreach. With digitisation, new possibilities arise to improve efficiency in work flows and create new markets. It also creates a more open landscape in a competitive business were sharing doesn’t come easy. How can digitisation improve contract archaeology businesses, while at the same time produce better research material for the future?
      The Valletta and Faro conventions highlights the need for European archaeology to make a societal contribution and the sector of contract archaeology has the responsibility to curate digital data and make it relevant both for researchers and society. Better developed communication flows, more closely interlinked with documentation and interpretation, will shape a more open archaeological process. These flows have the potential to make knowledge produced by contract archaeology not only survive, but also come alive.

      The production of knowledge within Dutch contract archaeology: the long tradition of craftsmanship as a dominant paradigm

      Author: Prof.dr. BAZELMANS, JOS – Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands (Presenting author)
      Keywords: Netherlands, craftmanship, fieldwork

      As in most European countries the introduction of the developer pays-principle put the issue of the balance sheet of costs and benefits at the forefront of public discussions concerning archaeology. In this context Dutch archaeology in general and Dutch contract archaeology had and has to refocus itself on societal impact and societal needs as to ensure its long-term survival. This should, the authors think, entail, amongst other issues, a critical evaluation of knowledge production in Dutch archaeology and in Dutch field work traditions in archaeology. A major drawback of Dutch archaeology is the conceptual and organisational division between field work on the one hand and research, interpretation and writing up on the other hand. As from the start in the early twentieth century up until today archaeological field work is considered to be an act of craftsmanship to be delegated to technicians. To the contrary post-excavation activities are being done by highly trained archaeologists. This stance has been enshrined in the Dutch quality system for archaeology and in the staffing of excavations. Needless to say that this division counteracts an intimate and fruitful interplay between researchers within and outside of the field and that this division acts as a hindrance to producing evocative images of the past.

      Archaeological synthesis as condition to contribute to society

      Author: Drs Eerden, monique – Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (Presenting author)
      Keywords: synthese, contract-archaeology, Netherlands

      The Valletta Convention (article1) regulates the protection of the archaeological heritage as source for new knowledge about our past. New knowledge on the basis of which new meaningful stories about our past can be told. That’s what archaeologists have to offer to society.
      Condition to tell new meaningful stories to society is that development-led reports are synthesised. Incentive for the dutch national government to generate resources for synthesising research was to improve the dutch archaeological heritage practice. How this type of synthesising research is organized in the Netherlands will be discussed in this contribution. This wil be controlled by confronting questions from the National Archaeological research Agenda with the range of development-led archaeological reports. This research is mainly carried out by archaeological companies and universities. Translating these stories to the public is not a task of the Cultural Heritage Agency in the Netherlands but is mainly a task for private initiative.

      What about the content?

      Author: PhD Candidate Dutra Leivas, Ivonne – GRASCA – Linnaeus University; Kalmar County Museum (Presenting author)
      Keywords: Contract-archaeology, Public archaeology

      Humanities, and indeed the whole cultural heritage sector, have for the past two decades been strongly affected by globalization and, as a consequence, forced to reconsider the role it will play in society to maintain its legitimacy and social relevance. The altered conditions for the cultural heritage sector in Sweden was followed by a heated debate about the importance of archeology and its role in society. Since contract archeology was questioned because of its costs, the demands on contract archeology increased to benefit society and the public. This is where mediation of archaeological results to the public and other audiences enters the scene of contract archaeology. Still, almost 20 years later, the
      Swedish sector of contract archaeology is uncertain of its aims in public archaeology. Therefore, there is an urgent need of heightened awareness about contract archaeology’s public domain, and what it should be about and encompass. Although there are now higher demands on public archaeology, the objective wordings in guidelines and policy documents are still very vague. This results in quantitative mediation forms where the goal is to reach as many groups of audiences as possible. Qualitative values in archaeology, for example to increase people’s awareness of archeology and history and their role in society, gets to some extent a secondary role in the practices of mediation. To work against a one-sided or an underbalanced public archaeology, the sector of contract archaeology must dare to ask their audiences what they expect from contract archaeology. Furthermore, contract archaeology needs to a greater degree approach a public archaeology with a focus on the communicative aspects concerning questions about what is mediated and how it is mediated. This should be both fruitful and instructionally relevant in contract archeology.

      Whose (maritime) archaeology is it anyway?

      Author: PhD Candidate Ni Chiobhain Enqvist, Delia – GRASCA, Linnaeus University; Bohusläns museum (Presenting author)
      Keywords: contract, maritime, digital

      Access to cultural heritage is both recommended by and the basis of many conventions on cultural heritage, such as Faro and Valetta. In the case of submerged cultural heritage the 2001 UNESCO Convention highlights the importance of access, while also recommending in situ preservation, setting the tone for the discipline of maritime archaeology’s current dominant practice. The adoption of digital methodologies in maritime archaeology is thus a natural reaction to calls for archaeological results to be accessible to non-experts, while also contributing
      to efficiency to the contract sector. However, the prevailing use of digital techniques by maritime archaeologists has resulted in many older methodologies simply turning digital, circumnavigating any critical analysis on the methodologies themselves, what precisely they are communicating and to whom the information is to be conveyed. Specifically, what has been ignored during this digital shift are long held critiques of the maritime discipline that include technological fetishism and a narrow masculinist perspective of the past. These narratives are unquestioningly communicated to non-expert audiences. Archaeological results can never truly be of relevance of benefit to society if the narratives are created by an expert few whose visual narratives are heavily influenced by both personal and discipline-wide biases and research agendas. This is resulting in a failure to realise the full potential of the multiple approaches to both experience and narrate maritime archaeology, as well as the full potential of these technologies for visualisation purposes.

      David Meadows (rogueclassicism)

      #Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for August 16, 2019

      Hodie est a.d. XVII Kal. Septembres 2772 AUC ~  16 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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      You look down at the newborn baby in your arms: the child you just brought into the world, despite the dangers. You know already that you would do anything to protect him. But how far will you go to ensure his future greatness? Would you do anything it takes, even if that means violence? Would you lie, would you steal…would you kill?…

      Pete joins David to discuss the recently published Hadrian’s Wall: A Journey Through Time, which features many of his photographs. He talks about how he came to archaeology via volunteering at sites such as Vindolanda, how  posting his photos of Roman archaeology to Twitter has generated a significant following across the globe, and advice he’d give to anyone wanting to get out and photograph heritage sites. He also reflects on how the media don’t always present a story about heritage in the way they perhaps should, as Pete found when some of his own photographs showing damage to the Wall went viral…

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      ‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

      Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

      If it should thunder today, it portends a long-lasting peace.

      … adapted from the text and translation of:

      Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

      Jim Davila (

      Eschner, Essen im antiken Judentum und Urchristentum

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      James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

      Another Nice and Accurate Call for Papers #CFP #GoodOmens

      Another call for papers about Good Omens came to my attention: Editors: Erin M. Giannini and Amanda Taylor Written as a collaboration between Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman, Good Omens(1990) had an active and long-term fanbase before the debut of the Amazon Prime miniseries. Its adaptation, brought to fruition by Gaiman as a promise to Pratchett […]

      Compitum - publications

      U. Heil, Das Christentum im frühen Europa Diskurse. Tendenzen. Entscheidungen


      Uta Heil, Das Christentum im frühen Europa Diskurse. Tendenzen. Entscheidungen, Berlin, 2019.

      Éditeur : De Gruyter
      Collection : Millennium-Studien / Millennium Studies 75
      474 pages
      ISBN : 978-3-11-064350-3
      119 €

      During the transition from late antiquity to the early Middle Ages, the geographical space of Europe was Christian and Christianity was “European.” The essays present the major theological discourses and decisions of that epoch that helped shape Church and society – from political regents to Church catechesis.


      Source : De Gruyter

      Paul Barford (Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues)

      "Committed" United States and Algeria Sign Cultural Property Agreement

      "The United States has been unwavering in its commitment to protect and preserve cultural heritage around the world and to combat the trafficking in cultural property that funds criminal and terrorist networks", the press release enthuses:
      Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs Marie Royce and Algerian Minister of Culture Meriem Merdaci will sign a landmark bilateral Memorandum of Understanding on cultural property protection on Thursday, August 15, at 11:00 a.m. at the Department of State. This agreement places U.S. import restrictions on categories of Algerian archaeological material dating from 2.4 million years ago to approximately 1750 A.D.,[...] The joint commitment of the United States and Algeria to protect Algeria’s heritage and accessibility for future generations promotes economic development around sustainable tourism
      Really? The thing is just signing these selective MOUs under the wonky CCPIA is in no way any kind of commitment to "protect and preserve cultural heritage around the world" when there are over 195 countries in the world today - 90% of whom - though being states party to the same 1970 UNESCO Convention as the US - have not been deemed worthy of an MOU. When it comes across trafficked material at its borders, the US does absolutely nothing to investigate and counter or block the funding of those criminal and terrorist networks it claims the trade in cultural property is part of. Nothing - look at Kapoor, who arrested him, who is trying him? Would this have happened if one of the biggest participants in the trade in illicit artefacts from SE Asia had remained in the US as a donor to US museums? I doubt it. The US still has no MOU with India, and Kapoor-handled objects are still on display in US collections, both public and private.  As for 'promoting sustainable tourism', I am not sure that is really what the world needs at the moment.  

      Archaeology Magazine

      Genetic Study Suggests Human Role in Cave Bear Extinction

      ZURICH, SWITZERLAND—A genetic study conducted by paleogeneticist Verena Schūnemann of the University of Zurich and her colleagues suggests that modern humans contributed to the extinction of cave bears some 20,000 years ago, according to a report in The Washington Post. The scientists analyzed mitochondrial DNA, which is inherited through the female line, collected from 130 Ursus spelaeus individuals, and estimated the size of the female bear population over time. They determined that the bear population was stable between 200,000 and 50,000 years ago, before it began to crash about 40,000 years ago, when modern humans are thought to have arrived in Europe. Modern humans and Neanderthals probably hunted the bears for their skins and meat, but may have also been in competition with them for the shelter provided by caves. When combined with diminished food supplies brought on by climate change, Schūnemann said, the pressure of contact with humans may have driven the bears to extinction. To read about Neanderthal cave structures, go to "Early Man Cave," one of ARCHAEOLOGY's Top 10 Discoveries of 2016.

      Archaeologists Explore Medieval Castle’s Cave in Poland

      SILESIA, POLAND—Science in Poland reports that a range of artifacts and some 200 Neanderthal knives and scrapers were discovered in a cave on the grounds of a ruined castle in northeastern Poland. The cave’s vault may have been buttressed in the thirteenth century, when the castle was built, in order to support the weight of the structure above it. Archaeologist Mikołaj Urbanowski of the Foundation Nature and Man said the stone tools are estimated to be about 40,000 years old, and crafted at a time when Neanderthals and modern humans both lived in Europe, but were made with a technique known to have been employed by early human relatives. Other finds from the cave include a furnace that was used to produce bronze in the fifteenth century. The skeleton of a young dog found underneath the furnace may have been placed there as an offering. “The purpose of the offering,” Urbanowski said, “whose roots can be traced back to pagan times, was to make the smelting process successful. Metallurgists had a lot of knowledge, but intuition and luck were crucial.” He speculates that the furnace may have been hidden in the cave to conceal a coin-counterfeiting operation or some other illegitimate purpose. To read about kinship among Neolithic people buried together in southern Poland, go to "We Are Family."

      Some Neanderthals May Have Suffered From Surfer’s Ear

      Neanderthal surfer earST. LOUIS, MISSOURI—CNN reports that bony growths associated with the condition known as “surfer’s ear” have been detected in the ear canals of about half of the Neanderthal skulls examined by a team of researchers led by Erik Trinkaus of Washington University in St. Louis, and Sébastien Villotte and Mathilde Samsel of the University of Bordeaux. The presence of the growths in Neanderthals suggests the ancient hominins had the sophisticated technology necessary to exploit aquatic resources more often than previously thought, since the condition is usually found in people who frequently participate in water sports in colder climates. Few fish and aquatic mammal remains have been found at Neanderthal archaeological sites, however. The researchers suggest this may be because many Neanderthal coastal sites could now be underwater. Trinkaus said the study “reinforces a number of arguments and sources of data to argue for a level of adaptability and flexibility and capability among the Neanderthals, which has been denied them by some people in the field.” To read about Neanderthals' use of eagle talons as jewelry, go to "Neanderthal Fashion Statement."

      Shard of Ancient Economic Record Discovered in Cyprus

      NICOSIA, CYPRUS—According to an Associated Press report, a 2,500-year-old piece of pottery inscribed with an inventory of goods has been found at Paphos, an ancient city located on the southwestern coast of Cyprus. Maria Iacovou of the University of Cyprus suggests the document, written in a Greek syllabic script, indicates that Cypriot city-states invented their own methods of managing their economies, rather than importing a management system from Phoenicia or another foreign kingdom. A similar inscription has been found at the Cypriot city-state of Idalion, but it was written in the Phoenician alphabet. Idalion had been conquered by the Phoenician-speaking rulers of Kition, who maintained the Cypriot economic management system, Iacovou explained. To read about another discovery from Cyprus, go to "And They're Off!"

      August 15, 2019

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      WÖRTERLISTEN aus den Registern von Publikationen griechischer und lateinischer dokumentarischer Papyri und Ostraka

       [First posted in AWOL 7 February 2010. Updated 15 August 2019]

      WÖRTERLISTEN aus den Registern von Publikationen griechischer und lateinischer dokumentarischer Papyri und Ostraka...

      Letzte technische Aktualisierung: 1. August 2019
      unter anfänglicher Mithilfe von Pia Breit, Wolfgang Habermann, Ursula Hagedorn, Bärbel Kramer, Gertrud Marohn, Jörn Salewski
      und mit Dank für die Überlassung elektronischer Dateien an Charikleia Armoni (für P.Heid. IX, P.Köln XI und P.Tarich.), Rodney Ast (für O.Ber. III, O.Trim. II, P.Bagnall, P.Jena II und SB XXVII), Roger Bagnall (für P.Nekr.), Marja J. Bakker (für P.Worp), Alette V.Bakkers (für P.Minnesota), Guido Bastianini (für PSI Com. XI), Amin Benaissa (für P.Oxy. LXXV), Adam Bülow-Jacobsen (für O.Claud. IV), Willy Clarysse (für P.Count und P.Petrie Kleon), Nahum Cohen (für P.Berl. Cohen), James Cowey (für P.Paramone), Hélène Cuvigny (für O.Krok. und O.Did), Ruth Duttenhöfer (für P.Lips. II), Jean-Luc Fournet (für P.Strasb. Copt.), Maria Serena Funghi (für O.Petr. Mus.), Traianos Gagos (für P.Thomas), Nikolaos Gonis (für P.Oxy. LXVIII, P.Oxy. LXIX, P.Oxy. LXX, P.Oxy. LXXI, P.Oxy. LXXII, P.Oxy. LXXIII, P.Oxy. LXXIV, P.Oxy. LXXVII und P.Oxy. LXXVIII), Ann Hanson (für P.Sijp.), Hermann Harrauer (für P.Horak, P.Eirene II, CPR XIX und P.Eirene III), Ben Henry (für P.Oxy. LXXX), Francisca A. J. Hoogendijk (für BL XII), Andrea Jördens (für P.Louvre I, P.Louvre II, SB XXI, SB XXIII und SB XXIX), Demokritos Kaltsas (für P.Heid. VIII), Bärbel Kramer (für P.Aktenbuch, P.Cairo Mich. II, P.Poethke und P.Trier I), Johannes Kramer (für C. Gloss. Biling. II), Claudia Kreuzsaler (für SPP III².5), Nico Kruit und die Herausgeber der BL (für BL XI), Csaba Láda (für CPR XXVIII), Herwig Maehler (für BGU XIX), Klaus Maresch (für P.Ammon II, P.Bub. II, P.Herakl. Bank, P.Köln IX, P.Köln X, P.Köln XI, P.Köln XII, P.Köln XIII, P.Köln XIV, P.Phrur. Diosk. und P.Polit. Iud.), Alain Martin (für P.Narm. 2006 und P.Cairo Preis.²), Henri Melaerts (für P.Bingen), Diletta Minutoli (für An.Pap. 21/22, An.Pap. 23/24, An.Pap. 25, An. Pap. 26, An. Pap. 27, An.Pap. 28, An.Pap. 29, P.Pintaudi, P.Prag. III und P.Schøyen II), Fritz Mitthof (für CPR XXIII, P.Erl. Diosp. und SPP III².2), Federico Morelli (für CPR XXII), Bernhard Palme (für P.Harrauer und CPR XXIV), Amphilochios Papathomas (für CPR XXV), Rosario Pintaudi (für P.Eirene IV und PUG IV), Fabian Reiter (für BGU XX), Simona Russo (für PSI Com. 12), Patrick Sänger (für P.Vet. Aelii und SB XXV), Philip Schmitz (für P.Iand. Zen.), Paul Schubert (für P.Yale III und P.Gen. IV), Agostino Soldati (für P.Tebt Pad. I), Dorothy Thompson (für P.Haun. IV), Sven Tost (für SPP III².1), Katelijn Vandorpe (für P.Erbstreit), Peter van Minnen (für BASP 43-50), Natalia Vega Navarrete (für Vega, Acta Alex.), Klaas A. Worp (für O.Kellis, P.Mich. 20 und P.NYU II), 

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      Dieter Hagedorn und Klaus Maresch

      Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

      Isidore of Seville – on the Tironian notae

      From Isidore of Seville, Etmologiae, book 1, chapter 22:


      [1] Vulgares notas Ennius primus mille et centum invenit. Notarum usus erat ut, quidquid pro con[ten]tione aut [in] iudiciis diceretur, librarii scriberent conplures simul astantes, divisis inter se partibus, quot quisque verba et quo ordine exciperet. Romae primus Tullius Tiro Ciceronis libertus commentus est notas, sed tantum praepositionum.

      [2] Post eum Vipsanius, Philargius, et Aquila libertus Maecenatis alius alias addiderunt. Deinde Seneca, contractu omnium digestoque et aucto numero, opus efficit in quinque milia. Notae autem dictae eo, quod verba vel syllabas praefixis characteribus notent et ad notitiam legentium revocent; quas qui didicerunt proprie iam notarii appellantur. [1]

      xxii. Common shorthand signs (De notis vulgaribus)

      1. Ennius first invented eleven hundred common signs. These signs were used in this way: several scribes standing by together would write down whatever was said in a trial or judgment, with the sections distributed among them so that each scribe would take down a certain number ofwords in turn. In Rome,TulliusTiro, a freedman of Cicero’s, first devised such signs, but only for prepositions.

      2. After him, Vipsanius, Philargius, and Aquila, another freedman of Maecenas, added others. Then, after the total number of signs had been collected, set in order, and increased in number, Seneca produced a work with five thousand signs. They are called ‘signs’ (nota) because they would designate (notare) words and syllables by predetermined characters and recall them to the knowledge (notitia) of readers. Those who have learned these signs are properly called stenographers (notarius) today.[2]

      Isidore in fact lists various sorts of notae, and some of the manuscripts of the Commentarii Notarium Tironianarum quote him on some or all of them, so it’s worth a quick list:

      XXI. DE NOTIS SENTENTIARVM – Critical signs.  These are things like asterisks, the obolus, the cryphia, the diple, etc.  Things that ancient scribes put in the margins of manuscripts!

      XXIII. DE NOTIS IVRIDICIS – Signs used in law.  Abbreviations used in ancient law books, like “SC” for senatus consultum, i.e. a decree of the senate.

      XXIV. DE NOTIS MILITARIBVS – Military signs.  These were symbols placed on the lists or rosters of soldiers, like a T “tau” meaning “alive” or a Θ (theta, for thanatos), indicating that the soldier was killed.

      XXV. DE NOTIS LITTERARVM – Epistolary signs.  Secret codes used by letter writers to indicate to each other information, while looking innocuous.

      XXVI. DE NOTIS DIGITORVM – Finger signals.  Gestures of particular meaning.

      This work of Isidore seems full of interesting snippets of antiquity.  It really needs to be read in paper form – trying to do so from a PDF is frustrating!

      1. [1]Via The Latin Library.  An old source, online, but still valuable.
      2. [2]S. Barney &c, The Etymologies of Isidore of Seville, Cambridge, 2006, p.51.

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      The Zipang Recording Project (ZRP)

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      The Zipang Recording Project (ZRP) was launched by the Enheduanna Society in October 2017.
      The purpose of the project is to record and make publicly available the Zipang repertoire of re-told Mesopotamian stories. These re-told stories are based closely on academic translations and were developed over twenty years of public performances by the Zipang storytellers. Click here to view a list of written sources for the stories.
      The ZRP will enable these stories to be listened to in English and in Arabic, providing a free and easily accessible introduction to the literature of ancient Iraq.
      Below is a list of the ZRP stories currently available, either as audio files or videos. Simply click on the title of any story to view further information about it and how to access it. It is free to watch, listen to and download ZRP stories.
      The ZRP is generously supported by an Outreach Grant awarded to the Enheduanna Society by the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI).
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      An ancient handbook of short-hand: Tironian notes and the “Commentarii notarum Tironianarum”

      A new article at the British Library Manuscripts blog, Emilia Henderson, “Note-worthy connections: antique shorthand in Carolingian books“,[1], discusses an obscure ancient text, the Commentarii notarum Tironianarum, or Lexicon Tironianum.  This is a handbook of short-hand, giving the symbols with the Latin word or phrase that they represent.

      Bernard Bischoff wrote:

      The name covers the many layers of material that we have in the Commentarii notarum tironianarum (CNT), a list of roughly 13,000 signs with their explanations, and in examples of their practical use as shorthand in many early medieval manuscripts and charters.

      According to a credible statement by Isidore of Seville, M. Tullius Tiro, a freedman of Cicero’s, was the inventor of a basic corpus of signs that made writing from dictation easier for him. Other personalities of the first century BC and of the first century ad developed and expanded the system, amongst them Seneca (probably the philosopher). To the Commentarii that have been transmitted to us special lists of signs for names and concepts were added subsequently (among them Christian ones, which must belong to the latest additions, perhaps from the fourth century).[2]

      There are something like 20 manuscripts of the Commentarii notarum Tironianarum, and a good number are online.  Here are some that I was able to locate.

      • British Library Additional 21164 – Here fol. 2v begins “De notis Militaribus”, and ends with “Incipiunt Notae Senecae”, before we get the title page on fol. 3r.:
      BL. Add. 21164, folio 3r.
      Fol. 1r.
      Fol. 1v
      Geneva Latin 85, fol. 1v.
      BNF lat. 7493, folio 106r.
      BNF latin 8777, fol. 1v
      BNF latin 8779, fol. 15r.
      Vatican latin 3799, fol. 1r
      Wolfenbuttel 9-8-aug-4f

      All these manuscripts are from the 9th century, I believe.  They show a common motif at the beginning, the dagger.  Some give a whole page, others abbreviate it; but perhaps it suggests that they derive from a common ancestor which was laid out like this.  I read somewhere that the tironian notae are used extensively in the post-Roman Merovingian period, becoming increasingly corrupt, but are then restored at the start of the Carolingian period by the discovery of a late-antique exemplar, from which these copies derive.  Unfortunately I do not have the reference for this claim.

      There is an edition of the Commentarii notarum Tironianarum available, by W. Schmitz (1893),[4] and it may found downloaded from here.  P. Legendre, Etudes tironiennes, Paris. (IV. Les manuscrits tironiens), 1907, contains a list of 21 manuscripts of the work, and is also online at here.  R.M. Sheldon, Espionage in the Ancient World, 2015, p.90 (preview here) gives a bibliography and advises the reader to look at this work:

      Herbert Boge, Griechische Tachygraphie und Tironische Noten: Ein Handbuch der antiken und mittelalterlichen Schnellschrift.  Boge begins with definitions of Tachygraphy (stenography) then goes on to discuss the examples found in the Greek world from the fourth century be including the Acropolis system, the consonant tables from Delphi, and examples from the second and first century BC. He then goes on to discuss Tironian notes and Roman shorthand writing. He includes an excellent bibliography.

      It is, sadly, offline; and in German, so perhaps no loss.

      The tironian notae may seem an old and obscure subject.  Yet they remain in use even today, in Southern Ireland.  The nota for “et”, , looking like a small numeral seven, is in unicode.  An Irish blogger, Stan Carey, posted this use on a street sign, as well as other examples in his post, “The Tironian et (⁊) in Galway, Ireland”.

      How fascinating to see such a survival!

      1. [1]12th August, 2019.
      2. [2]Bernhard Bischoff, Latin Palaeography: Antiquity and the Middle Ages. p.80.  Preview here.
      3. [3]I did attempt to transcribe the prologue, probably not well: “Incipit de vulgaribus notis quomodo prius inventae sunt. Vulgares notas ennius primus mille & centum invenit notarum.  Usus erat repertus utquicquid procontentione aut iniudicus divisis incerse oartibus quod quisq: verba et quo ordine exciperet.  Romae primus Tullius tyro ciceronis libertus commentator est notas.  Sed tantum praepositio num; postcum tertius vipersammius philargius et aquila lib.tus mecenatis alius alias addiderunt.   Deine Seneca contractoque et aucto numero opus efficit in quique milia.  Notae autem dictae eo quod verba vel syllabas praefixis caracteribus notent, ut ad notitiam legentium revocent; quas qui didicerint. Propriae iam notarii appellantur.  Explicit prologus de vulgaribus notis.”
      4. [4]Commentarii notarum tironianarum cum prolegomenis adnotationibus criticis et exegeticis notarumque indice alphabetico : edidit Guilelmus Schmitz.

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Online Proceedings of the Conferences on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology Greek Chapter (CAA-GR)

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      Ancient faeces reveal how 'marsh diet' left Bronze Age Fen folk infected with parasites

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      Festival promotes Chăm people’s culture

      via Viet Nam News, 02 August 2019: The festival of the Cham people in Vietnam's Phu Yen province is happening until August 16.

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      Genetic study implicates humans in demise of prehistoric cave bear

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      Revising my Graduate Methods Course

      This fall, I’m teaching a small graduate methods class. We originally designed the class as the first class an incoming MA student would take from our department. The first half of the class was a discussion of historical practices and the second half consisted of two-week, mini-courses offered by various members of the faculty on their specialization (oral history, archival research, ethnohistory, material culture, et c.). Next semester, I’m offering the class to two prodigal graduate students who are returning to our program after a few years away. They don’t really need to meet the department as much as get a tune up on what’s going on in the discipline and get back into thinking, reading, and writing at a graduate level.

      Since I’ve been pretty out of the loop in terms of the academic study of the past, I partly crowd sourced my syllabus and got some great advice. You’ll obviously be able to see the books that make clear my rather olde skool background (and those that have been recommended to me from “the crowd”) and I recognize that it is a bit dated in places. I’m still fishing for something that does a nice job of considering digital practices for historians.

      Here’s the syllabus so far:

      Week 1: Introduction to Graduate Research

      Umberto Eco, How to Write a Thesis. Translated by Caterina Mongiat Farina and Geoff Farina. MIT Press 2015.

      Week 2: Introduction to Historical Thinking

      Sarah Maza, Thinking about History. University of Chicago Press 2017.

      Week 3: Introduction to Critical Theory

      Elizabeth Clarke, History, Theory, Text: Historians and the Linguistic Turn. Harvard University Press 2004.

      Week 4: History and Globalization

      Lynne Hunt, Writing History in the Global Era. Norton 2014.

      Week 5: History and Identity

      Kwame Appiah, Lies that Bind Us: Rethinking Identity. Profile Books 2018.

      Week 6: History and the Environment

      John Brooke, Climate Change and the Course of Global History: A Rough Journey. Cambridge University Press 2014.

      Week 7: Activist History

      David Armitage and Jo Guldi, The History Manifesto. Cambridge University Press 2014.

      Week 8: Materiality, Heritage and Decay

      Caitlin DeSilvey, Curated Decay: Heritage Beyond Saving. University of Minnesota Press 2017.

      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      Ancient fossils cause for research

      via The Star, 09 August 2019: Not exactly archaeology, but related. Numerous fossil finds identified in Perak, Malaysia.

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      The composition of fossil insect eyes surprises researchers

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      Extinct Caribbean bird yields DNA after 2,500 years in watery grave

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      Geoff Carter (Theoretical Structural Archaeology)

      Understanding Hadrian's Wall part 2 - Building a Myth in Video Form

      This is part 2 of my video version of my Understanding  Hadrian's Wall talk, available locally on request, free to a good home.
      Hopefully, some of the technical aspects have improved over part 1.
      A brief summary of part 1 is accompanied by mildly banging music, despite the risks inherent risks in raising expectations on raising peoples expectations.
      This will probably be cut down to become an standard intro to any future TSA videos.
      The third part of Understanding Hadrian's Wall ~ The Hidden Disaster will have a full list of credits etc. It may even be possible to create a final summary video that runs for a modest length of time - with the mistakes taken out, and a more even quality.
      The intended audience of the original talks, the passing trade at The Twice Brewed Inn, could not be assumed to have any detailed background in the archaeology of the period, so it was important the establish the geographical, social and historical background.

      If directed at archaeology students or enthusiasts, it can be done in an hour, although 20 minute conference slot is a waste of time, unless you go full on blitzkrieg mode.  Unfortunately, the inherent scepticism of the scientific and evidence based reasoning of Structural Archaeology is not always welcome in an environment where people have job for life in a monopoly and are judged by their conformity, and their Latin, not soil.

      Many thanks again to Andy for his continued support and patience - I will return to proper archaeology soon, and leave the Imperialist pig-dogs with their regular buildings and running water - what did they ever do for us?

      David Meadows (rogueclassicism)

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      The gardeners of Angkor

      via The Daily Mail, 07 Aug 2019: Focusing on a recent episode of the BBC series Sacred Wonders about the gardeners who scale the Angkor monuments to clear the vegetation before they cause permanent damage.

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      [Talk] The Orang Laut of Singapore: Past, Present, Future

      Readers in Singapore may be interested in this talk in Singapore on 22 August about the Orang Laut (sea people) of Singapore.

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      2nd Malay Archipelago Archaeology Conference, 6-7 November 2019, Penang

      The 2nd Malay Archipelago Archaeology Conference is back on November 06-07, 2019 at Universiti Sains Malaysia. The conference is organised by the Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR USM) with a particular interest on malay archipelago archaeology. See Call for Papers for accepted fields of interest - abstracts are due 30 September 2019.

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      Evidence of Babylonian Destruction Uncovered in Jerusalem

      Archaeologists excavating on the Western Hill of Jerusalem (aka the modern “Mount Zion”) have announced the discovery of a destruction layer from the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem in 586 BC.

      The discovery is of a deposit including layers of ash, arrowheads dating from the period, as well as Iron Age potsherds, lamps and a significant piece of period jewelry - a gold and silver tassel or earring.

      Despite what you might expect, archaeologists working in Jerusalem over the years have not found an abundance of material from this destruction, probably because it has been disturbed by later inhabitation. Shimon Gibson and his team date this material to the Babylonian destruction on the basis of context.

      The team believes that the newly-found deposit can be dated to the specific event of the conquest because of the unique mix of artifacts and materials found -- pottery and lamps, side-by-side with evidence of the Babylonian siege represented by burnt wood and ashes, and a number of Scythian-type bronze and iron arrowheads which are typical of that period.

      The arrowheads are similar to those discovered at the “Israelite Tower” on the north side of ancient Jerusalem in a destruction context from the Babylonian invasion. Because the excavation site is inside the city walls, it is unlikely to be a dumping area.

      "It's the kind of jumble that you would expect to find in a ruined household following a raid or battle," Gibson said. "Household objects, lamps, broken bits from pottery which had been overturned and shattered... and arrowheads and a piece of jewelry which might have been lost and buried in the destruction."

      "Frankly, jewelry is a rare find at conflict sites, because this is exactly the sort of thing that attackers will loot and later melt down."

      "I like to think that we are excavating inside one of the 'Great Man's houses' mentioned in the second book of Kings 25:9," Gibson speculated. "This spot would have been at an ideal location, situated as it is close to the western summit of the city with a good view overlooking Solomon's Temple and Mount Moriah to the north-east. We have high expectations of finding much more of the Iron Age city in future seasons of work."

      The full press release is here, and the story is reported by numerous outlets, including The Jerusalem Post, The Times of Israel, and Haaretz (premium).

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      Texas The AlamoSAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—According to a KSAT News report, archaeologist Kristi Miller Nichols and her colleagues are excavating the long barracks and church at the Alamo in order to assess their condition and prepare a conservation plan. Built as a Roman Catholic mission in what is now southern Texas in the eighteenth century, the site became a military compound in the early nineteenth century. In 1836, during the Texas Revolution, Mexican General Santa Anna laid siege to the Texas-held fortress for 13 days, ending in a Texan defeat. “We want to see what the stones look like, and really, the goal is to go deep enough to where we see where the stones are sitting on top of dirt,” Miller Nichols explained. Once the excavators reach that layer of stone, historic architects will install sensors to monitor groundwater movement before replacing the soil. “This is the first time there is an actual, formalized archaeological project happening inside of the long barracks,” Miller Nichols added, “and it’s going to tell us a lot of information we don’t know yet.” For more on archaeology in Texas, go to "Letter from Texas: On the Range."

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      Werkstätten vormoderner Wirtschaftsräume

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      Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear'

      Abnormal bony growths in the ear canal were surprisingly common in Neanderthals, according to a...

      The Heroic Age


      Leeds International Medieval Conference, 6-9 July 2020

      “Mike Clover and the World of Late Antiquity”

      Sponsored by the Mike Clover Memorial Consortium.

      Following the untimely death of Mike Clover, a much beloved and
      admired scholar of Late Antiquity in general and the Vandals in
      particular, his students, colleagues, and friends are proposing a
      series of conference sessions in his honor for the Leeds International
      Medieval Conference, 6-9 July 2020. Given Mike’s interests, the theme
      for next year’s conference, “Borders,” makes this initiative even more
      appropriate. We would welcome submissions on the kinds of topics that
      Mike liked to work on, things like barbarians/Vandals, prosopography,
      the Historia augusta, Ammianus, hagiography, coinage, and late Roman
      history in general.

      Submissions (title and brief abstract) can be sent to Ralph Mathisen,
      >. The deadline for
      submissions in September 21. Subsequently, the wheels at the IMC will
      grind slow but fine, and the IMC states, “we anticipate being able to
      notify paper/session proposers whether their proposal has been
      accepted into the programme by the December prior to the IMC.”

      Ralph W. Mathisen
      Professor, History, Classics, and Medieval Studies
      Founding Editor and Editor Emeritus, Journal of Late Antiquity
      Editor, Oxford Studies in Late Antiquity
      Director, Biographical Database for Late Antiquity
      Dept. of History -- MC-466
      Univ. of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801 USA

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      Face of Iron Age female druid recreated

      A University of Dundee student has revealed the face of one of Scotland's oldest druids, believed to have been more than 60 years old when she died during the Iron Age. A digital reconstruction of 'Hilda' by MSc Forensic Art student Karen Fleming [Credit: University of Dundee]Karen Fleming, an MSc Forensic Art & Facial Identification student, has recreated the head of a woman believed to have been from Stornoway, on the Isle of...

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      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      [Book] Archaeologies of Island Melanesia

      via ANU EPress: A new book from the Australian National University Press. The book is for sale, but the digital version is free.

      The post [Book] Archaeologies of Island Melanesia appeared first on SEAArch - Southeast Asian Archaeology.

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      Neolithic remains help sniff out the earliest human use of dung

      It is used as a fertilizer to help crops grow, burned as a fuel for heat, and is even used as a...

      The Archaeology News Network

      Neanderthals commonly suffered from 'swimmer's ear'

      Abnormal bony growths in the ear canal were surprisingly common in Neanderthals, according to a study published in the open-access journal PLOS ONE by Erik Trinkaus of Washington University and colleagues. The La Chapelle-aux-Saints Neandertal skull, with the external auditory exostoses ("swimmer's ear" growths) in the left canal indicated [Credit: Erik Trinkaus]External auditory exostoses are dense bony growths that protrude into...

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      Greek inscription in Cypriot syllabary discovery on citadel of ancient Paphos

      The Department of Antiquities of Cyprus (Ministry of Transport, Communications and Works) has announced the completion of the 14th annual field campaign carried out by the University of Cyprus in Palaepaphos. The 2019 excavation season took place in May-June 2019; it concentrated on the plateau of Hadjiabdoulla, one kilometre east of the sanctuary of Aphrodite at Kouklia. Credit: Department of Antiquities of CyprusThe Palaepaphos...

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      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Syrian Heritage Archive Project

      Syrian Heritage Archive Project
      Syrian Heritage Archive Project
      النسخة العربية
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      Implementation of a digital cultural heritage register for Syria ("Erstellung digitaler Kulturgüterregister für Syrien")

      For more than four years, the ongoing civil war in Syria has not only led to a humanitarian disaster of alarming nature, but has also threatened or already destroyed countless cultural assets in the country.
      With regard to density and the historical importance of its heritage sites, Syria’s cultural landscape belongs to the world’s most exceptional regions. As Syria today looks back on a human occupation through archaeological and historical sites dating from about one million years ago right up to the Ottoman Period, it harbours one of the world’s most comprehensive and long-lasting cultural heritage records, which in large parts yet remains to be explored by scholarly research. The destruction of historic city centres such as Aleppo or Homs and the widespread looting at major archaeological sites reveal the dynamics of a process, which leads to the irreversible loss of the county’s chief historic and cultural properties.
      In view of these dramatic developments, the Syrian Heritage Archive Project, launched by the Orient Department of the German Archaeological Institute and the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin, intends to provide a basis for the future creation of a national register of Syrian cultural heritage. Both institutions hold very large data bases established from long-lasting research in Syria. Because digital data processing in archaeology by and large only began towards the end of the 1990’s, today much of that data is only accessible in analog form. A comprehensive digitisation of the older databases is therefore essential to their prospective utilisation as well as their operative integration to larger database projects. As a cooperation project between the DAI and the Museum of Islamic Art, the digital assessment of these important information resources is therefore promoted by the Federal Foreign Office as part of the cultural preservation program since 2013.
      Two Syrian-German teams are carrying out the task of large-scale sighting, digitising and archiving of the research data into the digital research environment of the DAI ( iDAI.welt), where it is managed in a standardized manner - and thus saved for the long term. Beyond the primary objective of a long-term preservation of this knowledge and its accessibility, the resulting pool of information can be the starting point for applications of different objectives: In an effort to safeguard cultural heritage, relevant data sets are, for example, prepared for damage assessment and later use in connection with rehabilitation measures. In addition, a basis is created to monitor the art market, which could be used as a tool within the frame of the automated detection of objects in the fight against the illicit trafficking of artefacts from illegal excavations or thefts.
      The data flow between the various components of DAI data centre ensures effective use of the research data. The basic information (photos, drawings, texts) in the image database iDAI.objects, the bibliographic database iDAI.bibliography and cartographical works in the iDAI.geoserver are connected via the geodatabase iDAI.gazetteer – and may thereby be addressed. Extensive data flow is not only possible within the system. Via internationally standardised interfaces this monuments register can be cross-linked internationally with similar projects developing durable documentation bases on Syria’s cultural heritage. Thereby it can contribute to the establishment of a most comprehensive and unified national register of archaeological and historical sites in Syria.
      As of now (06/2018) more than 100,000 digitized images could be made avaible. They are publicly accessible via various thematic and geographic entry points.

      Browse project content

      Abu Jarash, Syrien (10)
      Akrad, Syrien (7)
      Aleppo, Syrien (171)
      Altstadt von Damaskus, Syrien (1479)
      Antiklinalgewölbe Jebel Sinjar, Syrien (1)
      Apameia am Orontes, Syrien (94)
      Arwad, Syrien (121)
      Bab Brid, Syrien (78)
      Bab Musalla, Syrien (4)
      Bab Srija, Syrien (13)
      Bab Tuma, Syrien (119)
      Bab al-Jabiya, Syrien (5)
      Bab as-Salam, Syrien (11)
      Bahsa-Sanjaqdar, Syrien (32)
      Bahsita Nachbarschaft, Syrien (33)
      Baniyas, Syrien (4)
      Basaltgebiete im Westen, Syrien (4028)
      Basaltlandschaften Südsyriens, Syrien (45)
      Bayt Rashid, Syrien (9)
      Baʿuda, Syrien (7)

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      SYRHER (119740)
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      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      Archaeologists investigate the cave of legendary Princess Pukes

      via, 05 August 2019: Archaeologists from Medan investigate a cave in the Gayo Highlands, said to contain the remains of a mythical princess (Putri Pukes) who turned into stone. The archaeologists instead found a female skeleton estimated to be around 3,000 years old. Article is in Bahasa.

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      Bill Caraher (The New Archaeology of the Mediterranean World)

      Being Digitally Humane

      Last week, I wrote a little piece drawing attention to Jeremy Huggett’s recent article in Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology titled “Resilient Scholarship in the Digital Age.” You can read it here. A few colleagues on the NDQ editorial board suggested that I tweak it a bit and post it to the NDQ blog partly because it evokes ideas that I originally started to play with in an essay that I published a few years ago in NDQ. Since I’m a slave to flattery, I worked on it a bit over the last day or so. Here’s a draft. I’ll tidy it up and run it for real at NDQ tomorrow.

      In the latest issue of Ploughshares, Viet Thanh Nguyen states “literary change at the structural level will not happen without quantification. We will not be able to see how prejudiced our tastes are if we do not track who we are publishing and who we are hiring.” He recognizes, of course, that qualitative considerations have long held the center of literature and the humanities, but quantitative work allows us to recognize patterns of practice at scale.

      Nguyen’s sensibilities feel jarring today (even to me as a scholar who move between qualitative and quantitive work in my own research) because the humanities so often find themselves between the twin pinchers of funding models that privilege STEM programs and the growing reach of the modern assessocracy who seeks to reduce all aspects of campus life to numbers (and then, at the end of the day, dollars). I have heard the subtle grumbles from my own editorial board when it comes to reducing the submissions and contributions to NDQ to numbers. I remain committed to tracking gender and genre across our submissions (race is harder, but national origin is relatively easy). I also recognize that a journal like NDQ needs to have a certain number of subscribers to survive, that the length of the journal is reckoned in the number of characters, and our webpage statistics is important to understand our reach, submission patterns, and popularity. (Facebook and Twitter drive most of the traffic to our site, so you should follow us there!) In most cases, my editors just ignore my quantitative ramblings, but some send snarky little emails. It’s fine. I get it.

      Earlier this month one of may favorite scholars, Jeremy Huggett at Glasgow, published a piece in the Journal of Computer Applications in Archaeology titled “Resilient Scholarship in the Digital Age.”  In it, he faces head on the tensions between the digital practices that bravely lately come to dominate the quantitative culture of our neoliberal universities and digital practices that we embrace in our academic work (and, in Huggett’s case, digital archaeology, but the broader digital humanities and social science apply here). The same digital tools that I employ to monitor the performance of the NDQ website and the diversity of our authors are used to assess the popularity of majors, rank the performance of faculty research and teaching, and distribute funds to programs. More than that, the blog on which your reading this piece, our digital archive, and even the digital version of NDQ that critiqued the university in this age of austerity, all offer a compromised experience compared to the paper copy of the Quarterly that is set to arrive in your mailbox later this fall. Even as I write this, I’ve been interrupted by emails, tracked down a wayward citation, and checked the time of the Phillies game tonight. My attention is regularly so divided through my digitally mediated work that while many things happen, fewer things get done, despite the ease with which I can communicate with publishing partners, co-authors, and my growing body of “born digital” data. As Huggett notes, the same tools that allow us to connect with our professional lives more easily also contribute to the “always on” culture and professional burn out.

      Huggett’s paper doesn’t stop at critique, however. He concludes his article by asking is whether we can use the same tools and practices to build more resilient academic and professional communities. A similar question has haunted us as we have persisted with NDQ even after it seemingly terminal budget cuts. By leaning more heavily on digital tools and their relationship with quantification and, ultimately, the market, we have tried to create space for the journal to continue. In fact, we’ve argued that the persistence of NDQ serves as a kind of statement of resistance to the practices of the 21st century university and contemporary ways of measuring social and cultural value (see my essay in NDQ 85).  The humanities can not only play the commercial, digital, and market-driven game, but we can subvert it even as university administrators and public officials attempt to pull the rug out from under us.

      There are risks to this approach, however. As we increasingly use bits, bytes, and digits to mediate our world, I feel increasingly concerned that we not confuse these things with the experiences, people, places, and relationships that the are supposed to represent.   

      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      [Video] A Study On The Lae Wun Rock Art

      via MCN TV News, 05 August 2019: A presentation by Dr Maung Maung Lwin during the recent Archaeology Silver Jubilee Seminar at Yangon University. The presentation is in Myanma, but the slides are in English. Lae Wun is a rock art site in Myanmar's Shan State - I've recently written a report and inventory of the rock art at the site and my conclusions about the date of the site are slightly different.

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      Doug's Archaeology: Investigating the Profession and Research

      East Lomond Hillfort in Context

      This part of my series of posts on conference presentations, that I have filmed. This one is a one day conference:

      Conference Info

      To celebrate this summer’s successful excavations at East Lomond Hill an academic day-conference will be hosted by Falkland Stewardship Trust at Falkland Estate on 11th November. The event is organised by OJT Heritage, who oversaw the excavations under the direction of Dr. Oliver O’Grady, and will present a programme of talks by highly respected speakers and leading specialists in the hillforts of Britain and Ireland. This day-long symposium aims to explore the new findings from East Lomond in relation to other fascinating new research on elite upland settlements and fortifications of the Bronze Age, Roman Iron Age and Early Historic Periods from across the British Isles.

      Cullykhan – A Coastal Promontory in NE Scotland

      The promontory fort of Cullykhan was excavated between 1963 and 1972. This revealed evidence of a sequence of use of the promontory, with at least five prehistoric phases evident. These included a palisaded enclosure, timber gateway, metal working area, vitrified rampart and a possible Pictish phase. Continued use of the promontory extended into the medieval period and later, the results of which caused significant damage to some of the earlier features. This paper gives a brief overview of the prehistoric site of Cullykhan, as well as a very brief look at some other hillforts in NE Scotland, and raises some of the problems encountered while working on the publication of a site excavated in the 1960’s.

      Moira Greig

      Is that a fort on yonder hill?

      Hillforts are a key monument in the Iron Age landscape, but their distribution varies in density and excavation has shown that they range widely in date. This paper will discuss the problems of defining forts that arise both nationally and locally, examining those identified in Fife as components of the local settlement record. It will also explore the wider contexts of fortification in this part of Scotland, drawing on the data assembled in the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland, now published online at

      Stratford Halliday

      Reconsidering Roman Iron Age Fife

      Fife has been poorly served by excavations, and the Iron Age is much less well-known than in its east-coast neighbours. Yet recent discoveries present some interesting hints of similarities and differences. This talk will review emerging trends in Roman Iron Age Fife, in the light of initial results from East Lomond Hill.

      Fraser Hunter

      Beyond the Bronze Age: Iron Age and Early Medieval Activity at Irish hillforts

      Although there is little definitive evidence for hillfort construction in Ireland beyond the Late Bronze Age, some sites were re-occupied during the Iron Age and Early Medieval period, with societies marking them as important contemporary centres. Others gained mythological connections to other-worldly figures rooted in the ‘heroic past’. This talk will consider the archaeological impact of the Irish evidence, as well as discussing the broader terminological issues that have obstructed meaningful comparisons between similar sites in Ireland and Britain.

      James O’Driscoll

      The Romans and Ridgeway hillforts; Moel y Gaer Bodfari, Denbighshire, North Wales

      The excavation of three nearby hillforts on the Oxfordshire Ridgeway, Uffington Castle, Segsbury Camp and Alfred’s Castle, has shown detailed evidence for their differing uses during the Iron Age but also major differences in the way they were utilised during the Romano-British period. This paper will explore these differences and try to explain why two of the sites show differing forms of continuity of use and the other seems to have been completely ignored.
      Recent work at the small Welsh hillfort of Moel y Gaer Bodfari in the Clwydian hills will be briefly described including a range of geophysical techniques and LiDAR processing. Excavation has shown limited evidence for internal use of the site but detailed evidence for the construction and phasing of the stone built ramparts.

      Gary Lock



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      Monster penguin find in Waipara, New Zealand

      A new species of giant penguin - about 1.6 metres tall - has been identified from fossils found in Waipara, North Canterbury. Dr. Paul Scofield, senior curator natural history at Canterbury Museum, holds the fossil, a tibiotarsus, top, next to  a similar bone of an Emperor Penguin in Christchurch, New Zealand. Scientists in New Zealand say they've found fossilized bones from an extinct monster penguin that was about...

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      David Meadows (rogueclassicism)

      #Thelxinoe ~ Your Morning Salutatio for August 14, 2019

      Hodie est a.d. XIX Kal. Septembres 2772 AUC ~  14 Metageitnion in the third year of the 699th Olympiad.

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      The Fates have decreed that it’s time for us to talk about the word “Weird”! We discuss its etymology, the concept of fate in the ancient and medieval world, whether mythical women really do usually appear in threes, and Shakespeare.

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      ‘Sorting’ Out Your Day:

      Today on the Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar:

      If it should thunder today, it portends war for all people, but there will be an abundance of crops.

      … adapted from the text and translation of:

      Jean MacIntosh Turfa, The Etruscan Brontoscopic Calendar, in Nancy Thomson de Grummond and Erika Simon (eds.), The Religion of the Etruscans. University of Texas Press, 2006. (Kindle edition)

      The Archaeology News Network

      New sphenodontian from Brazil is the oldest record of the group in Gondwana

      Research published in Scientific Reports describes Clevosaurus hadroprodon, a new reptile species from Rio Grande do Sul state in southern Brazil. Its fossils remains--jaws and associated skull bones--were collected from Triassic rocks (c. 237-228 million-years old) making it the oldest known fossil of its kind in Gondwana, the southern supercontinent that would eventually become Africa, Antarctica, Australia, India, and South...

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      The underground remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople

      The underground remains of the Hippodrome of Constantinople

      During the restoration works carried out in the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, i.e., the former İbrahim Pasha Palace, an unusual discovery was made. The restoration was conducted between October 2012 and October 2014, and that is when the excavations on the museum's ground floor enabled the discovery of the vaulted structure. It once belonged to the tiers of the west side of the Hippodrome of Constantinople. After the conservation works were done by the experts from Istanbul Restoration and Conservation Central Laboratory, the ruins became a part of the museum's exhibition space.

      The Archaeology News Network

      Rapid evolution: New findings on its molecular mechanisms

      The mechanisms by which new species arise are still not fully understood. What are the evolutionary processes that drive the evolution of new species? Evolutionary biologists traditionally assumed that geographical barriers between animal populations play a decisive role (allopatric speciation): a species is physically separated into two or more isolated populations, thereby preventing gene flow between these groups. The subpopulations...

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      What a group of bizarre-looking bats can tell us about the evolution of mammals

      Bats with skulls and teeth adapted to a wide range of diets are helping scientists understand how major groups of mammals first evolved. Vampire bat [Credit: Uwe Schmidt/WikiCommons]By analysing the skulls of a group of bats that feed on everything from nectar to blood, researchers from the US and Imperial College London have identified how the bats have tweaked their development to adapt to different diets. The insights, published...

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      James F. McGrath (Exploring Our Matrix)

      The Bible and Music in Children’s Songs

      Another topic that I cover in my class on the Bible and Music is the use of the Bible in children’s songs. I also had a student make excellent use of a children’s retelling of the biblical account of David and Goliath in crafting a song on the subject. It hadn’t struck me until they […]

      The Archaeology News Network

      AI used to test evolution's oldest mathematical model

      Researchers have used artificial intelligence to make new discoveries, and confirm old ones, about one of nature's best-known mimics, opening up whole new directions of research in evolutionary biology. Butterfly co-mimic pairs from the species Heliconius erato (odd columns) and Heliconius melpomene (even columns).  Illustrated butterflies are sorted by greatest similarity (along rows, top left to bottom right) using machine...

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      The Talmud and speech acts

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      Samuel Hardy (Conflict Antiquities)

      note on Ukraine’s first ATO Museum

      In the course of making notes for material from a seminar on Archaeology in Occupied Territories and in Zones of Armed Conflict, which will be posted next week and the week after, I found images in reports that depicted Ukraine’s first ATO Museum in Dnipro (in Ukrainian, Перший Музей АТО Дніпро; in Russian, Первый Музей […]

      The Archaeology News Network

      Rapid metabolism change helped mammals to thrive in colder climate

      Hedgehogs, rabbits, primates and even giraffe have all benefitted in the evolutionary race due to their ability to adapt their metabolism to cope with a changing climate, according to new research. Credit: NASA/PACA new study, published in Nature, reveals that the ancestors of mammals benefitted in the evolutionary race owing to their ability to adapt their metabolism beyond the constraints imposed by body temperature. They were able...

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      Star Trek and Rabbinics?

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      The Archaeology News Network

      Why captive breeding will not save the wild tiger

      Let's be clear—tigers are perilously close to extinction. There are fewer than 4,000 wild tigers in the world. The last sighting of a Javan tiger was in 1976, the Bali tiger disappeared even earlier; two subspecies, gone forever. Tigers have been wiped out in Cambodia, are 'functionally extinct' in Vietnam and Lao PDR, and are dangerously close to extinction in China. They have been decimated in Indonesia, with only the Sumatran...

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      Microplastic drifting down with the snow

      Over the past several years, microplastic particles have repeatedly been detected in seawater, drinking water, and even in animals. But these minute particles are also transported by the atmosphere and subsequently washed out of the air, especially by snow—and even in such remote regions as the Arctic and the Alps. This was demonstrated in a study conducted by experts at the Alfred Wegener Institute and a Swiss colleague, recently...

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      Bryn Mawr Classical Review

      2019.08.27: Dialectic after Plato and Aristotle

      Review of Thomas Bénatouïl, Katerina Ierodiakonu, Dialectic after Plato and Aristotle. Cambridge; New York: 2019. Pp. xi, 391. $105.00. ISBN 9781108471909.

      2019.08.26: Michael of Ephesus: On Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 10; Themistius: On Virtue. Ancient commentators on Aristotle

      Review of James Wilberding, Julia Trompeter, Alberto Rigolio, Michael of Ephesus: On Aristotle’s Nicomachean Ethics 10; Themistius: On Virtue. Ancient commentators on Aristotle. London: 2019. Pp. 276. £85.00. ISBN 9781350085077.

      2019.08.25: Venantius Fortunatus: Poems. Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 46

      Review of Michael Roberts, Venantius Fortunatus: Poems. Dumbarton Oaks medieval library, 46. Cambridge, MA; London: 2017. Pp. xx, 910. $29.95. ISBN 9780674974920.

      2019.08.24: Intellectual and Empire in Greco-Roman Antiquity

      Review of Philip Bosman, Intellectual and Empire in Greco-Roman Antiquity. Abingdon: 2018. Pp. xx, 221. £115.00. ISBN 9781138505094.

      The Archaeology News Network

      How many Earth-like planets are around sun-like stars?

      A new study provides the most accurate estimate of the frequency that planets that are similar to Earth in size and in distance from their host star occur around stars similar to our Sun. Knowing the rate that these potentially habitable planets occur will be important for designing future astronomical missions to characterize nearby rocky planets around sun-like stars that could support life. A paper describing the model appears in...

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      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      Renowned International Scholars Discusses 15th Century Melaka Life

      via Business Today, 06 August 2019: News report on the recent Melaka in the Long 15th Century conference organised by Melaka in Fact.

      The post Renowned International Scholars Discusses 15th Century Melaka Life appeared first on SEAArch - Southeast Asian Archaeology.

      Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam

      via Reuters, 06 August 2019: A temple in Lopburi, Thailand that was submerged by water because of a dam construction reemerges in the current flood. I don't think the temple is particularly old.

      The post Drought reveals lost temple in Thailand submerged by dam appeared first on SEAArch - Southeast Asian Archaeology.

      Laura Gibbs (Bestiaria Latina Blog)

      Latin Proverbs and Fables Round-Up: August 14

      Here is a round-up of today's proverbs and fables. You can keep up with the latest posts by using the RSS feed, or you might prefer to subscribe by email.

      HODIE: ante diem undevicesimum Kalendas Septembres

      E vipera rursum vipera nascitur.
      From one snake yet another is born.

      A fronte praecipitium, a tergo lupus.
      A precipice in front of you; a wolf behind.

      Fallaces sunt rerum species.
      The appearances of things are deceiving.

      Vinum animi speculum.
      Wine is the mirror of the soul.


      Ciconia et Vulpecula
      Latin version and English version(s)

      Struthiocamelus Perfidus
      Latin version and English version


      The Bacchae of Euripides
      translated by Gilbert Murray

      Archaeology Magazine

      3,300-Year-Old Chamber Tombs Discovered in Greece

      Aidonia chamber tombsATHENS, GREECE—According to The Greek Reporter, two chamber tombs dating to the Late Mycenaean period (1400–1200 B.C.) have been discovered at the Aidonia burial site, which is located near the ancient town of Nemea in southern Greece. One of the rock-cut tombs had an intact roof and contained the bones of 14 people whose remains had been moved from other burial sites, in addition to two complete burials. The roof of the second tomb, which contained three burials, had collapsed. Pottery, figurines, and other small artifacts such as buttons were also recovered from both of the tombs. To read about the discovery of another Mycenaean chamber tomb, go to "A Monumental Find."

      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      How ethnonationalists use the UNESCO World Heritage label

      via Al Jazeera, 04 August 2019: The article mentions Myanmar, China and India but archaeology and ethnonationalism can be quite prevalent throughout the region.

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      Archaeology Magazine

      Colonial-Era Brass Ring Fragment Found in Michigan

      Michigan brass ringMACKINAW CITY, MICHIGAN—The Sault News reports that a fragment of a brass ring has been discovered under the floor of a house in Colonial Michilimackinac, a fort constructed by French soldiers in 1715 on the shores of the Straits of Mackinac. Archaeologist Lynn Evans of Mackinac State Historic Parks said the ring featured a circular bezel adorned with the raised bust of an unknown person. The image was probably covered with clear glass, she explained. A piece of circular clear glass carved with a bust was found on the opposite end of the house in 2014. For more on archaeology in Michigan, go to "Shipwreck Alley."

      Archaeologists Investigate Massacre Site in Scotland

      GLENCOE, SCOTLAND—Live Science reports that archaeologists led by Derek Alexander of the National Trust for Scotland have uncovered traces of buildings at the site of Achtriochtan, one of three small settlements in the Highlands valley of Glencoe. In February of 1692, soldiers belonging to the Campbell clan, who had been billeted in the Glencoe homes of members of the MacDonald clan, were ordered by the government to kill MacDonald men, perhaps because they failed to swear allegiance to William of Orange. Many of the MacDonald women and children who fled to the mountains died of exposure. One of the newly unearthed buildings measured about 40 feet long and 20 feet wide, and might have served as an inn, since it was located alongside the road. “It might just be that you rested your horse there, stated who you were and got something to eat, or water or whisky or something like that,” Alexander said. A piece of manganese-mottled ware found in the structure may have been part of a tankard, he added. The building’s three-foot-wide walls are thought to have been covered with a layer of turf as insulation against the mountain weather. Many of the structure’s stones are thought to have been reused to build a road through the valley. To read about an earlier massacre also involving the MacDonald clan, go to "A Dangerous Island."

      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      Three provincial capitals to promote historic buildings

      via Phnom Penh Post, 05 August 2019: Part of an initiative to develop more tourism destinations in Cambodia, particularly in Battambang, Kratie and Kampot provinces.

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      August 13, 2019

      BiblePlaces Blog

      Now Available: Ancient Jerusalem Revealed, 1998-2018

      A few weeks ago I mentioned that the new Ancient Jerusalem Revealed: Archaeological Discoveries, 1998-2018 has been published, but I lamented the difficulty for many readers in ordering it from Israel. Now I have received word that you can order it direct from the Biblical Archaeology Society.

      I have not yet read the book (my order is going in after I write this), but my expectations are very high given (1) the excellent quality of the two previous books in this series (the first published in 1975, and the second published in 1994); (2) the editorship of Hillel Geva; and (3) the fact that the latest reports from Jerusalem archaeology are bound to be amazing! I’ve told a number of groups touring Jerusalem, as we’re trying to peek behind some protective curtain to see what’s going on – watch for this to be published. Well, here it is, in a single book covering the last 20 years. The price is $60 for a hardcover, and shipping is free.

      UPDATE: Now available for purchase on the BAS website!

      Here is the official description from the publisher:

      Ancient Jerusalem Revealed, Archaeological Discoveries 1998–2018, presents the results of archaeological research conducted in Jerusalem over the past twenty years. xvi + 319 pages + profusely illustrated in color, 27.5 x 21 cm., hardcover. With a ridiculously ugly cover. [OK, I added that last part.]

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      The major results of the numerous excavations presented in the current volume cover all parts of the ancient city: the City of David, the Ophel, the Temple Mount, the present-day Old City, and adjacent areas beyond the urban limits of ancient Jerusalem. The articles were written by archaeologists who conducted the excavations. Contents include: The Bronze Age to the Iron Age, The Second Temple Period, the Late Roman to Ottoman periods, and multi-period excavations.

      And here’s the table of contents, with an * next to the articles I plan to read first.


      Archaeological Research in Jerusalem from 1998 to 2018: Findings and Evaluations— Hillel Geva


      *Recent Discoveries in the City of David—Ronny Reich, Eli Shukron, and Omri Lernau

      Excavations at the Summit of the City of David Hill, 2005–2008—Eilat Mazar

      *The Royal Quarter Built by King Solomon in the Ophel of Jerusalem in Light of Recent Excavations (2009–2013)—Eilat Mazar

      A “Governor of the City” Seal Impression from the Western Wall Plaza Excavations in Jerusalem—Tallay Ornan, Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, and Benjamin Sass


      *The Second Temple Period Siloam Pool—Ronny Reich and Eli Shukron

      *Second Temple Period Finds from the New Excavations in the Ophel, South of the Temple Mount—Yuval Baruch and Ronny Reich

      Research in the Western Wall Tunnel—Dan Bahat

      Wilson’s Arch and the Giant Viaduct West of the Temple Mount during the Second Temple and Late Roman Periods in Light of Recent Excavation—Alexander Onn and Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah

      *A Herodian Tricilinium with Fountain on the Road Ascending to the Temple Mount from the West—Alexander Onn, Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah, and Joseph Patrich

      *First and Second Temple Period Fortifications and Herod’s Palace in the Jerusalem Kishle Compound—Amit Re’em

      Discoveries from the First and Second Temple Periods near the Mamilla Pool in Jerusalem—David Amit


      *A First Temple Period Building and the Roman Eastern Cardo in the Western Wall Plaza—Shlomit Weksler-Bdolah and Alexander Onn

      A Pool from the Period of Aelia Capitolina in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem—Ofer Sion and Yehudah Rapuano

      Wilson’s Arch: 150 Years of Archaeological and Historical Exploration—Tehillah Lieberman, Avi Solomon, and Joe Uziel

      The Legio X Fretensis Kilnworks at the Jerusalem International Convention Center—Haim Goldfus and Benny Arubas

      Roman Period Workshops at the Crowne Plaza Hotel at Givat Ram—Ron Beeri and Danit Levi

      Excavations at Saint John Prodromos Church in the Old City—Jean-Baptiste Humbert

      A Gold Hoard Containing Jewish Symbols and the Byzantine Ophel Neighborhood of Jerusalem—Eilat Mazar

      Excavations East of Herod’s Gate, 1998—Yuval Baruch and Gideon Avni

      New Excavations and Studies in the Holy Sepulcher Compound—Jon Seligman and Gideon Avni

      Excavations at Ohel Yizhaq in the Suq al-Qattanin Quarter, Jerusalem—Tawfiq Da‘adli and Hervé Barbé

      A New Look at the History of Solomon’s Stables—Dan Bahat


      *The Givati Excavation Project 2007–2015: from the Iron Age to the Early Islamic Period—Doron Ben-Ami and Yana Tchekhanovets

      The Line of the Southern City Wall of Jerusalem in the Early Periods—Yehiel Zelinger

      Excavations at the Hurva and Tiferet Israel Synagogues in the Jewish Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem—Hillel Geva, Oren Gutfeld, and Ravit Nenner Soriano

      New Excavations on Mount Zion—Shimon Gibson, James Tabor, Rafael Y. Lewis, and Steve Patterson

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Antike Plastik 5.0:// - Dokumentationsmedien in der Archäologie von der Skizze zum 3D-Modell

      Antike Plastik 5.0:// - Dokumentationsmedien in der Archäologie von der Skizze zum 3D-Modell
      Antike Plastik 5.0

      Am 9. Juli 1964 bewilligte der Kultusminister des Landes NRW ein neuartiges Archiv zur Erforschung antiker Skulptur an der Universität zu Köln. Ziel dieser Forschungsstelle war es, mit modernen technischen Methoden ein dynamisches Archiv für die Altertumswissenschaften zu schaffen. Heinz Kähler war 1960 zum Ordinarius für Klassische Archäologie ernannt worden und hatte die Kunst der römischen Kaiserzeit zum Schwerpunkt seines wissenschaftlichen Wirkens gemacht. Seine Assistenten in Köln waren Hans Georg Niemeyer und Hansgeorg Oehler, die sich durch ihre bisherigen Arbeiten als Spezialisten für antike Skulptur ausgezeichnet hatten. In diesem Spannungsfeld entstand die Idee mit einer eigenen Forschungsstelle, »römische Archäologie in einer römischen Stadt« betreiben zu wollen. 50 Jahre internationale Fotokampagnen schufen eines der größten Bildarchive für antike Plastik, das den Ausgangspunkt zahlreicher Forschungen, Ausstellungen und Kolloquien bildete. Im Jahr 2014 stellt das Forschungsarchiv – heute CoDArchLab – mehr als 2 Millionen Bilddaten über die ARACHNE weltweit zur Verfügung. Aus einer Bilddatenbank in den Räumen der Forschungsarchiv in Köln wurde unter der Leitung von Reinhard Förtsch eine digitale Objektdatenbank, die bis heute den grundlegenden Kern von ARACHNE bildet und die Daten des Archivs seit 2001 im Internet zur Verfügung stellt. Für die innovativen Ansätze und die konsequente Vernetzung der Daten im Semantic-Web wurde ARACHNE 2010 mit dem ›Google Award‹ ausgezeichnet.

      Die Ausstellung „Antike Plastik 5.0:// – Dokumentationsmedien in der Archäologie von der Skizze zum 3D-Modell“ im Akademischen Kunstmuseum der Universität Bonn thematisiert vom 26.10. bis 21.12.2014 den Einfluss verschiedener Bild- und Dokumentationsmedien auf die Erforschung von antiker Skulptur vom 17. Jahrhundert bis Heute. Anhand der vier Medien Stichwerke, Abgüsse, Fotos und 3D-Modelle werden die Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten dieser Forschungen veranschaulicht. Was ermöglichen die jeweiligen Medien und was bieten Sie uns noch heute? Die Entwicklung der Dokumentation in den Altertumswissenschaften seit Clarac und Montfaucon bis hin zu den dreidimensionalen Projektionsräumen der NexCave-Technologie im 21. Jahrhundert stehen hier im Mittelpunkt. Neben originalen Kupferstichen werden im Akademischen Kunstmuseum der Universität Bonn zahlreiche Fotos und historische Gipsabgüsse gezeigt, die der neuen Technologie der 3D-Modelle entgegengestellt sind.

      Der digitale Katalog zeigt die Objekte der Ausstellung und erläutert deren inhaltliche und historischen Hintergründe. Durch die QR-Codes in der Ausstellung kann auch der Besucher vor Ort auf die Hintergrundinformationen zurückgreifen.

      Ausstellungskatalog Antike
      Plastik 5.0:// - Dokumentationsmedien in der Archäologie von der Skizze zum 3D-Modell Dokumentationsmedien in der Archäologie (15 Einträge) 
      Dokumenationsmedien an verschiedenen Fallbeispielen (34 Einträge)

      Projekte in Arachne

      Projekte in Arachne
      iDAI.objects arachne (Kurzform: Arachne) ist die zentrale Objektdatenbank des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts (DAI)und des Archäologischen Instituts der Universität zu Köln. Sie wird von Reinhard Förtsch administriert und ist Teil der iDAI.welt.
      Arachne soll als kostenloses Werkzeug der Internetrecherche für die Archäologie(n) und die Klassische Altertumswissenschaft Objekte und Zustände erschließen helfen und aus Hunderttausenden von Datensätzen schnell auffindbar machen. Dies gilt einerseits für den Bereich der seit langem bestehenden analogen Dokumentationsbestände, die teilweise zerfallsbedroht und immer noch weitestgehend unerschlossen sind: hier wird aktive digitale Erschließung betrieben. Es gilt aber andererseits auch für den Bereich der immer weiter zunehmenden Neuproduktion digitaler Objekt- und Bilddaten: hier gilt eine niedrigstschwellig vorgehende Strukturierung, die auf der Ebene maschinenlesbarer Metadaten Strategien des Semantic Web verwendet. Alle digitalisierten, bildlichen und textuellen Objektinformationen werden langzeitgesichert und weltweit online gehalten.
      iDAI.objects arachne (short form: Arachne) is the central object database of the German Archaeological Institute (DAI)and the Archaeological Institute of the University of Cologne. It is administered by Reinhard Förtsch and part of the iDAI.welt.
      Arachne is an internet research tool for the Archaeologies and Altertumswissenschaft. It offers a means to access objects and their states and to search efficiently in hundreds of thousands of datasets. Arachne feeds from analogue and digital sources. Archival material is often not adequately documented and in danger of being destroyed over time; Arachne is actively digitizing and documenting these materials. On the other hand, there is an ever growing amount of born-digital images and object data. By employing Semantic Web strategies, Arachne provides a low-threshold structure for these data. All digitized images and textual data in Arachne are preserved for the long term and available online

      DAI - Objektdatenbank

      ArcheoNet BE

      4de Archeolympics op 15 september

      Op zondag 15 september wordt in Bassevelde (Assenede) de vierde editie van de legendarische ‘Archeolympics’ georganiseerd. Op het programma staat een voetbaltoernooi (5 tegen 5). Het evenement staat open voor al ver of dicht met archeologie te maken heeft. Aansluitend is iedereen welkom op een gezellige barbecue. Voor de allerkleinsten zal er dit jaar zelfs een heuse springmotte aanwezig zijn! Deelnameprijs per voetbalteam: 35 euro (inclusief verzekering). BBQ: 20 euro pp. (kinderen: 8 euro). Je vindt alle updates in deze Facebook-groep.

      Inschrijven kan tot 1 september:
      inschrijving voetbaltornooi
      inschrijving barbecue

      Meer info via Jeroen Vanden Borre of Maarten Bracke.

      Roger Pearse (Thoughts on Antiquity, Patristics, putting things online, and more)

      Drawings of Old St Peter’s in Arch.Cap.S.Pietro.A.64.ter

      Another Vatican manuscript has come online, as I learn from @gundormr on Twitter here, and this one contains 16-17th century drawings of Old St Peter’s church in Rome. It has the rather awkward shelfmark of Arch.Cap.S.Pietro.A.64.ter, and may usually be found here, although I see tonight that the site is not working.

      Here’s a small image in folio 10r, showing the courtyard outside the entrance, with annotations for the features.  A detailed list of contents is here.

      On the right is the papal palace, in the middle is the fountain of the pine-cone, and ahead is the mosaic facade of the old church, behind a portico.

      This is all well and good.  But the really spectacular part is if you download the image from folio 10r yourself.  The resulting .jpg file is huge – and this has an interesting effect, when you open it on your screen. You find yourself zooming in, effectively, on different parts of the courtyard.  Suddenly, we can see it!  It’s like being there:

      We can see the entrance in the middle into the basilica.  That is not maximum resolution, by the way, either.

      I can’t make out that much of the annotations, but it is simply wonderful to be able to do this.

      Folio 12r is the inside of the basilica, and you can do exactly the same thing, and zoom in.

      Well worth a look!

      An unusual view of the Meta Sudans across the Piazza del Colosseo in 1930

      The excellent Rome Ieri Oggi site has started posting again on Twitter, and today posted the following fascinating image from 1930:

      Note the Meta Sudans in the middle.  By this date the brick stub of this ancient fountain had only a handful of years more in the world, before Mussolini demolished it.

      Marvellous to see it!

      The Heroic Age

      CFP: "Medieval Responses to the Sounds of Animals" 

      Children today enjoy learning the sounds made by different animals, which are often captured by onomatopoetic words. Medieval scholars similarly seem to have been fascinated by the sounds of animals, which they apparently took delight in capturing and impersonating in Latin and the vernaculars and also in music. Further, some medieval thinkers expressed curiosity about whether animal sounds, like their bodily movements, signified emotions and desires, intentionally or not, and constituted a language that could be directed at humans and even the Creator, not just at other animals. Building upon recent work by Alison Langdon and Elizabeth Leach, this session seeks to explore the representation and interpretation of animal sounds within various fields of medieval culture, such as music, literature, religious life, and philosophy, and possibly also art.

      A session sponsored by the Marco Institute, University of Tennessee. Please send abstracts to Mary Dzon ( by Sept. 1.

      The Archaeology News Network

      Inscription found in Paleochoria links goddess Artemis to Amarynthos sanctuary

      A partially preserved inscription linking Artemis with the ancient town of Amarynthos was found in Paleochoria, Evia (Euboea), 2 km east of the modern-day town with the same name, the Hellenic Ministry of Culture said in a press release. Statue-based votive inscription to the goddess Artemis, her brother Apollo and their mother Leto [Credit: Hellenic Ministry of Culture] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The...

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      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      Govt mulls turning Madai Caves into tourist attraction

      via The Star, 04 August 2019: The Sabah government is considering developing the Madai Caves as a tourist attraction.

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      The Archaeology News Network

      Trove of jewels and charms found at Pompeii give insight into 'female world' of ancient Rome

      Archaeologists working in Pompeii have found a collection of ornate jewellery, glass beads and good luck charms which they say give them an insight into 'the female world' of ancient Rome. Trove of amulets, figurines and jewels found in the House of the Garden in Pompeii [Credit: Cesare Abbate, ANSA] (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); The collection was found in a wooden box in the House of the Garden in the Regio V...

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      Not just genes: Environment also shaped population variation in first Americans

      The first humans who crossed onto the North American continent and then dispersed throughout Central and South America - all share common ancestry. But as they settled different areas, the populations diverged and became distinct. A new study from North Carolina State University shows that facial differences resulting from this divergence were due to the complex interaction of environment and evolution on these populations and sheds...

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      ArcheoNet BE

      Vlaams Erfgoed Centrum werft aan

      Het Vlaams Erfgoed Centrum bvba (VEC) is momenteel op zoek naar een junior veldarcheoloog en een ervaren archeoloog met erkenning type 1 (m/v). Het VEC voert een breed spectrum aan archeologisch onderzoek uit, voornamelijk in de provincies Vlaams-Brabant, Antwerpen en Limburg. Het kantoor is gevestigd in Geel. Je vindt de volledige vacatures op

      Charles Ellwood Jones (AWOL: The Ancient World Online)

      Digital Classicist Wiki: Categories

      Digital Classicist Wiki: Categories

      The Digital Classicist Wiki has a very useful list of subjects organized by category.

      Noel Tan (The Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog)

      Despite World Heritage Status, Bagan’s Future Far From Assured

      via The Irrawaddy, 02 August 2019: Bagan's inscription as a World Heritage Site comes with obligations to preserve the archaeological zone, which are challenged by ongoing hotel construction at the site.

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