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Thursday, June 30, 2016

‘Monkey archaeology’ reveals macaque’s own Stone Age culture | New Scientist:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

'This site is really amazing' - oldest Antarctic hut getting restoration job | ONE News Now | TVNZ:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and Geophysics (126759) | NTNU - Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet: "Postdoctoral Fellowship in Archaeology and Geophysics"

Ancient Baby Teeth Reveal Secrets Of A Polynesian Empire - Forbes:

Watch as the world's cities appear one-by-one over 6,000 years - Metrocosm:

Illegal act cuts history | The Courier: (Aus)

Gold rush treasures found | Bendigo Advertiser:

Historic 1857 shipwreck uncovered on Tasmanian beach after east coast low - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Oamaru's heritage challenge | Otago Daily Times Online News : 

Wairau Bar surrenders our nation's history - National - NZ Herald News:

DNA clue to New Zealand's earliest settlers - National - NZ Herald News:

Team discovers new origins for farmed rice:

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Wairau Bar DNA testing hopes to link past with present | NZNews | Newshub:

Rocky future for Somalia's ancient cave art:

800,000-Year-Old Homo Erectus Footprints Found In Eritrea | IFLScience:

Virtual technology resurrects ancient sites | The Japan Times:

Digging for Glory - The New Yorker:

Lee Berger has announced one fossil find after another, and has proclaimed two new species of ancestral human. Do the bones live up to the hype?

New tool to track impact of climate change on heritage sites:

Layers of history at Paetae Reserve | Voxy.co.nz:

Heritage park plans for historic pā | Radio New Zealand News:

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Gormack: Barnego Flats Part 2 | Trade Me:

The Centennial History of Barnego Flat  Part Two Nag's Head Press 1966 
Number 35/100 numbered copies, with illustrations, 

Chapter one, ostensibly the moa-hunter period of South Island Polynesian Culture on Barnego Flat

Ed: For bibliophiles - not often seen for sale.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:

Nothing in this would can be certain except for death and taxes. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Ancient cooking oven re-excavated at early 'capital city' in Marlborough | Stuff.co.nz:

2,000-Year-Old Antikythera Shipwreck Famous For 'Ancient Computer' Yields New Treasures:

Archaeologists petition Obama for monument:

Genomes Suggest Two Groups of First Farmers in Middle East - Archaeology Magazine:

Lost 5,000-Year-Old Neolithic Figurine Rediscovered in Scotland:

PhD for Northland archaeologist | Voxy.co.nz:

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Nomenclature of the Wairau Lagoon - Rangitane Online:

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Ontario’s hidden archaeological scandal | Toronto Star:

Friday, June 17, 2016

Southern Vanuatu Mission Archaeology Project | Codifi.org:

Election 2016: Labor promise funding for National Library's Trove online database - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Ed: Heritage as an issue in the Oz federal election.

Ancient DNA divide | Science:

Thursday, June 16, 2016


The 2016 conference programme is now available.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

The common clay of the new social media. You know… – Matthew Wright:

Göbeklitepe to be closed to visitors - ARCHAEOLOGY:

Isolated cave system off Esperance reveals vibrant underwater world and ancient Aboriginal history - ABC News 

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Visiting Dmanisi, Earliest Hominin Site Beyond Africa - Dead Things : Dead Things:

Tombs of Nefertari and Seti I in Egypt's Luxor to reopen to visitors - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online:

Craftsmen who built China’s Terracotta Army ‘ate dogs’: study | South China Morning Post:

Vandals Destroyed 8,000-Year-Old Aboriginal Artworks in Tasmania | Smart News | Smithsonian:

TerraWatchers, UCSD, and ASOR CHI Partner to Monitor Archaeological Sites - The ASOR Blog:

Heritage treasures there to enjoy in Kerikeri public reserve | Voxy.co.nz:

Southland artefacts at risk of being lost | Stuff.co.nz:

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Watch Ancient Rome In its Peak Via A Brilliantly Animated Video:

Revealed: Cambodia's vast medieval cities hidden beneath the jungle | World news | The Guardian:

Friday, June 10, 2016

Humans didn’t wait on melting ice to settle the Americas | Science | AAAS:

Ancient mtDNA sequences from the First Australians revisited: "

Thursday, June 09, 2016

Find confirms Hobbit as a species - National - NZ Herald News:

'Massive day' for Christchurch icon | Radio New Zealand News:

Fossil discovery on Flores provides clues to 'hobbit' ancestors | Science | The Guardian:

Hauraki Gulf Wrecks – The Story of the Hauraki Gulf:

The Last Scow – The Story of the Hauraki Gulf:

Wednesday, June 08, 2016

Inbred Neanderthals left humans a genetic burden: Non-African human populations today have marginally lower fitness thanks to Neanderthal inheritance -- ScienceDaily:

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

Ancient mtDNA sequences from the First Australians revisited

Ed: Some popular accounts of this elsewhere get the matter somewhat confused.

The high-tech 3D mapping of Homo naledi's Dinaledi chamber:

Original Stonehenge was dismantled in Wales and moved to Wiltshire, archaeologists believe :

Earliest evidence of fire making in Europe found | Science News:

The high-tech 3D mapping of Homo naledi's Dinaledi chamber:

Syrian regime troops looting Palmyra: Leading German cultural heritage expert:

Battle of Jutland centenary marked - BBC News:

Digging Up The Roots Of Modern Waste In Victorian-Era Rubbish : Parallels : NPR:

Museum of Brands - Home:

"Portobello Road. London"

More archaeologists 'desperately needed' to avoid construction delays on major projects (From Herald Scotland):

PM - Aboriginal burial sites disturbed on a regular basis 02/06/2016:

'Remarkable' Maori relic could fetch $500k at Christie's auction - National - NZ Herald News:

Monday, June 06, 2016

Queen's Birthday Honours list 2016 - National - NZ Herald News:

Heritage related:

Mr Robert George Mappin Fenwick, CNZM, KStJ, Auckland, for service to conservation and business

Mr George Gerald Farrant, Auckland, for services to heritage preservation

Mr Bruce Henry Dickson, Whanganui, for services to architecture

Sunday, June 05, 2016

Ancient Seafarers’ Tool Sites, Up to 12,000 Years Old, Discovered on California Island | Western Digs:

Ancient Seafarers’ Tool Sites, Up to 12,000 Years Old, Discovered on California Island | Western Digs:

Footprints, Size 10, from Britain’s Bronze Age - The New Yorker:

Saturday, June 04, 2016

Sheryl Cawte writes: New Zealand Heritage Properties is looking for an experienced archaeologist to join our team ASAP. This is a full time permanent position based in Dunedin with travel around the South Island. All applications considered. Might consider business development opportunities for the right candidate. Also, if you can put a good case together, the position could be based in another South Island centre.For further information on job description , email info@heritageproperties.co.nz

New Indigenous community approach to archaeology | ANU:

Ihumatao and the Otuataua Stonefields: A very special area - New Zealand Listener:

Friday, June 03, 2016

Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:

Artefacts of Encounter: Cook’s voyages, colonial collecting and museum histories, Browse our books, Otago University Press, 

Te Papa's Blog | Caring for taonga on the Chatham Islands:

Oldest handwritten documents in UK unearthed in London dig | Culture | The Guardian:

Dogs are twice as friendly to humankind as previously thought, suggests study | Science | The Guardian:

Dagger in Tutankhamun's tomb was made with iron from a meteorite | World news | The Guardian:

Thursday, June 02, 2016

Oldest handwritten documents in UK unearthed in City dig | Culture | The Guardian:

Road workers on the Kapiti expressway discover over 200 archaeological sites | Stuff.co.nz:

Road workers on the Kapiti expressway discover over 200 archaeological sites | Stuff.co.nz:

Wednesday, June 01, 2016

Work on expressway uncovers Kapiti history | Radio New Zealand News:

Searching for Sunken Treasure is the Brutal Future of American Archeology | Inverse:

Research provides first on-the-ground clues for missing component of Madagascar's past | NH Voice:

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