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Wednesday, August 31, 2016

 Historic Hartog dish returns to WA 400 years on:

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Manhole dig yields nineteenth century artefacts : Christchurch City Council:

Family tree fall: human ancestor Lucy died in arboreal accident, say scientists | Science | The Guardian:

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Scientists at work: Public archaeologists dig before the construction crews do:

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tool or weapon? Research throws light on stone artifacts' use as ancient projectiles -- ScienceDaily:

Malian jihadist pleads guilty at ICC to destroying ancient Timbuktu artifacts - CNN.com:

Scientists hope to prove pigtails belong to HMS Bounty mutineers | UK news | The Guardian:

World's oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history:

Second-oldest Great Lakes shipwreck offers a rare window into the past - CSMonitor.com:

It becometh the iceman: clothing study reveals stylish secrets of leather-loving ancient | Science | The Guardian:

Opus International Consultants Ltd Recruitment: Job Description:

 " Principal Archaeologist

Close Date: 14th September 2016

Rarely has the opportunity to guide and develop other Archaeologists completing diverse multi-disciplinary projects been available in this challenging and specialist market.

Based in either Auckland - the City of Sails where you can sun yourself and enjoy the stunning Hauraki Gulf, or in the thriving city of Hamilton - where you are close to everything but can feel far away from it all when you want to."

Protests likely after failure of petition to stop Mangere housing development - National - NZ Herald News:

Govt confirms land war commemoration day but date still to be decided - Maori - NZ Herald News:

Heritage Rescue: "This week on Heritage Rescue, Sunday at 7:30 pm on Choice TV, the team are off to Rangitoto Island.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Restoration begins on historic prison | Otago Daily Times Online News:

World's oldest needle found in Siberian cave that stitches together human history:

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The university research grants costing Australian taxpayers millions | Daily Mail Online:

 "The Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra will 'investigate warfare in the ancient Tongan state through a study of earthwork fortifications' using $467,997 of taxpayer dollars."

Preliminary survey of Milton cemetery for exhumation project underway in South Otago | Stuff.co.nz:

Sunken ships off Africa hold lost stories of slave trade | The Telegraph:

Oldest jewellery in East Asia is crafted 37,000-year-old shell | New Scientist:

The Getty Villa Guide to the Ancient Olympics | The Getty Iris:

We finally know who forged Piltdown Man, one of science’s most notorious hoaxes - The Washington Post:

Monday, August 22, 2016

How this archaeologist became the CEO of an IT company:

Beer Archaeologist: How Alcohol Shaped Our Civilization | Big Think:

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Date to be set for a national day to commemorate the New Zealand Wars | Stuff.co.nz:

Rangiriri Pā returned after 1863 invasion | Radio New Zealand News:

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Lost cities #10: Fordlandia – the failure of Henry Ford's utopian city in the Amazon | Cities | The Guardian:

Government announces Land Wars Day at Turangawaewae | Stuff.co.nz:

Friday, August 19, 2016

The University of Auckland Library has just provided access to over 20,000 map images and the current topographic data maintained by LINZ: https://gdh.auckland.ac.nz/.

In particular, this developing repository focuses on:
- New Zealand Mapping Service (NZMS) series maps
- Land and Survey (L&S) series maps
- Topographic (Topo) series maps
- Digital Topographic (Topo) data

Oldest jewellery in East Asia is crafted 37,000-year-old shell | New Scientist:

It becometh the iceman: clothing study reveals stylish secrets of leather-loving ancient | Science | The Guardian:

Solving the Mesopotamia timeline puzzle with tree-rings and radiocarbon research - The Archaeology News Network:

Archeologists Were Wrong About 'Superhenge' | Motherboard:

Plant and animal DNA suggests first Americans took the coastal route : Nature News & Comment:

Lost cities #9: racism and ruins – the plundering of Great Zimbabwe | Cities | The Guardian:

Traces of sun storms locked in tree rings could confirm ancient historical dates | Science | The Guardian:

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Lost cities #8: mystery of Cahokia – why did North America's largest city vanish? | Cities | The Guardian:

Former Pilot's Cottage celebrating 150th birthday | Stuff.co.nz:

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Lost cities #6: how Thonis-Heracleion resurfaced after 1,000 years under water | Cities | The Guardian:

Heritage Rescue:

"This weekend on Heritage Rescue, Tauwhare Military Museum, a wonderful but confused and cluttered collection of military memorabilia gets some much needed help."

Monday, August 15, 2016

The Kākano Fund: Reporting back to Bel communities, Madang, Papua New Guinea — Association of Social Anthropologists of Aotearoa New Zealand:

Government announces $12 million to support quake-prone heritage buildings | Stuff.co.nz:

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Strengthening fund 'insufficient' - Property Council | Radio New Zealand News:

Friday, August 12, 2016

Lost cities #3 – Muziris: did black pepper cause the demise of India's ancient port? | Cities | The Guardian:

Teeth of Irish famine victims reveal scientific markers for starvation | Science | The Guardian:

New Chief Executive named for Heritage NZ | Voxy.co.nz:

Mysterious magic spells unearthed by archaeologists in Serbia | Science | The Guardian:

Shifting Sands Reveal Petroglyphs on a Hawaiian Beach - Archaeology Magazine:

Earliest Americans could not have arrived by dry land, study indicates | Science | The Guardian:

Thursday, August 11, 2016

A research team working in Jordan has discovered the residual remains of butchered animals on stone tools used 250,000 years ago – HeritageDaily – Heritage & Archaeology News:

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mysterious magic spells unearthed by archaeologists in Serbia | Science | The Guardian:

Unitary Plan: '

"Reject the recommendation to abolish a rule requiring owners to seek iwi approval for work on their land

Council officers say reinstating this rule will enable the council to better meet its legal obligations to Maori. They say there is evidence of 2213 sites and places of value to Maori and a risk of ongoing loss and damage to sites without protection."

Unitary Plan: NZ Herald News:

"Outrage over proposals to build homes on one of Auckland's most prized volcanoes, Crater Hill at Papatoetoe, and near a pristine estuary north of Long Bay, has led to council officers recommending rejection of these plans."

The first Mozzies - Maori in Colonial Sydney | Nights, 7:12 pm on 8 August 2016 | Radio New Zealand:

State works to preserve petroglyphs discovered on shoreline - San Antonio Express-News:

Heritage Rescue:

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US Navy visits China, Ramos leaves for South China Sea talks - World - NZ Herald News:

"Other reports of harassment appear to show China's determination to monopolize marine archaeology in the South China Sea, which is littered with the wrecks of ships of all nationalities. "

Maya tomb uncovered holding body, treasure and tales of 'snake dynasty' | Science | The Guardian:

Lost cities #2: the search for the real Troy – 'not just one city but at least 10' | Cities | The Guardian:

Monday, August 08, 2016

Top Archaeological Finds-from-the-Air List Shows Aerial Technology is Transforming Understanding of the Past | Historic England:

The world’s first baker: Australian Indigenous innovation -:

Pacific interests land plum positions in Germany, Research, Otago Bulletin Board, University of Otago, New Zealand:

Friday, August 05, 2016

 Heritage New Zealand’s Archaeologists' Newsletter.

Massive flood may have led to China's earliest empire | Science | AAAS:

Massive flood may have led to China's earliest empire | Science | AAAS:

Climate change—not humans—killed giant camels and sloths in South America | Science | AAAS:

The Big House in a little town | Christchurch uncovered:

Thursday, August 04, 2016

Mystery ancient human ancestor found in Australasian family tree | New Scientist:

Did ancient Polynesians visit California? Maybe so. / Scholars revive idea using linguistic ties, Indian headdress - SFGate:

23 More Wrecks Found at Greek Hotspot for Sunken Ships:

Archaeology Specialist - Cultural Heritage Implementation - Current vacancies - Auckland Council Careers:

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

Retired businessman loses battle with archaeological society over 'plebeian' tour groups spoiling his elevenses :


Brigid Gallagher writes:
Some archys may be interested to know that Nev Ritchie is in the Heritage Rescue episode this Sunday (Choice TV) based in Cromwell, and here is an appearance by Joan Lawrence also.

Wildfires Yield an Unexpected Bounty for Archaeologists - WSJ:

Proposed world heritage volcano to be built over | Scoop News:

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