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Monday, October 31, 2016

Black And White Photographs Of The Discovery Of King Tutankhamun's Tomb Brought To Life Through The Digital Art Of Colorization | 

Facebook: Spot the archaeologist.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Aboriginal Australians, Pacific Islanders carry DNA of unknown human species, research analysis suggests - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Friday, October 28, 2016

A Visualisation of 14C and Non-14C Ages from Archaeological Sites in Australia - RMChapple | Tableau Public:

50,000-year-old needle found in Denisova cave | A Blog About History - History News:


Early evidence of heating stone to enhance flaking qualities

Humans May Have Hunted Cave Lions to Extinction—For Throw Rugs | Science | Smithsonian:

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

The Art of Time Travel: Historians and Their Craft | Penguin Books New Zealand:

Tom Griffiths. With chapters on Aus archaeologists Mike Smith and the late John Mulvaney

Dozens of ancient shipwrecks found accidentally during Black Sea mapping - Science News - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

What wind, currents and geography tell us about how people first settled Oceania:

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Festa artworks map lost Christchurch | Stuff.co.nz:

Farewell Sue Bulmer
From Alice, David and Kenneth Bulmer and their families
Saturday 12 November at 2pm
at Blockhouse Bay Boat Club
91 Endeavour St, Blockhouse Bay, Auckland
Afternoon tea will be served.
RSVPs appreciated for catering purposes

The history of Mosul, in five maps - The Washington Post:

Agriculture development and its imprints in environmental records during Neolithic Age in North China:

Did volcanic activity play a role in early human evolution and migration?:

Monday, October 24, 2016

"Early evidence of heating stone to enhance flaking qualities"

Trowel blazers: women have been digging geosciences longer than you think | Science | The Guardian:

The Great War for New Zealand | BWB Bridget Williams Books:  Vincent O'Malley"

The Great War for New Zealand | BWB Bridget Williams Books:  Vincent O'Malley"

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Renewed investigations at Taung; 90 years after thediscovery of Australopithecus africanus

Tasmania storms revealed 1800s shipwrecks on the coast:

Tasmania storms revealed 1800s shipwrecks on the coast:

Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:

 "Whisky, that philosophic wine, that liquid sunshine"

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Navigation crucial skill for rock art expert:

Meet the Kiwi chef who is praised internationally but virtually unknown in NZ - Lifestyle - NZ Herald News:

Ed: Well, let's except archaeologists.

Hinemihi, the Maori Meeting House far away from home | Stuff.co.nz:

Friday, October 21, 2016

Monkeys smash theory that only humans can make sharp stone tools | Science | The Guardian:

Thursday, October 20, 2016

International Indigenous Research Conference 2016 | Ngā Pae o te Māramatanga:

15 - 18 November, 2016
Tāmaki Makaurau | Auckland

Alert newsletter 931: "Branch event: ‘Investigating the worlds of Māori, moa and mammoth by high resolution radiocarbon analysis of tree rings’, 8 November, Rotorua"

Human remains found in hobbit cave : Nature News & Comment:

Age of first chief's ancient tomb reveals Pacific Islanders invented new kind of society -- ScienceDaily:

Age of first chief's ancient tomb reveals Pacific Islanders invented new kind of society -- ScienceDaily:

Boat made of reeds to embark to prove ancient Pacific crossing was possible | World news | The Guardian:

How cave art and ancient DNA revealed clues to 'Higgs bison' mystery - CSMonitor.com:

New archaeological find puts spotlight on Special Housing Area | Māori Television:

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

UK - Protest at axing of archaeology A-level - BBC News:

Egypt isn’t the Country with the Most Pyramids – Sudan has Approximately 255 of Them:

Scientists discover two mysterious ‘chambers’ in the Great Pyramid of Giza:

Virtual reality and drones could unlock secrets about the mysterious Plain of Jars in Laos - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

The cargo ship went down in 1681 full of crates of swords, nails, & bolts of cloth:

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme added to National Heritage List - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Snowy Mountains Hydro-Electric Scheme added to National Heritage List - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

Cave art: Etchings hailed as 'Iberia's most spectacular' - BBC News:

Secret Mayan tombs lend rare insight into rule of mysterious 'snake kings' | Science | The Guardian:

Susan BULMER Death Notice - Auckland, | NZHerald.co.nz:

Friday, October 14, 2016

HNZ call to heritage list all museum slammed | Otago Daily Times Online News:

Understanding human migration from go to whoa « News Updates « News « Royal Society of New Zealand: "

Thursday, October 13, 2016

DNA links Native Americans with Europeans:

Man's best friend for 7,000 years: Experts discover tooth of one of Britain's first domesticated dogs:

Treasure Trove of Ancient Human Footprints Found Near Volcano:

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches NYC Archaeological Repository - New York YIMBY:

Sue Bulmer died on Thursday last week. Her family are planning a memorial service on Saturday November 12, at 2pm.
Jack Golson has recently published a memoir on Sue in Archaeology in Oceania: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/arco.5117/abstract. 
It is a special issue dedicated to her archaeological work in New Guinea. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1834-4453/earlyview

John Mulvaney, cultural heritage and Australia ICOMOS - from Kevin Jones

Monday, October 10, 2016

Technical Advisor, Historic, (Temporary), Wellington | Wellington | Careers: New Zealand Department of Conservation Te Papa Atawhai:

Tui Flower shares a slice of bacon and egg pie history - National - NZ Herald News:

"Eggs Inc asked food historian and University of Otago professor Helen Leach to look into the bacon and egg pie's history in NZ."

Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:

The Cater-Ring

Sunday, October 09, 2016

New subdivision planned for site of historic eviction reignites anger of the land wars | Stuff.co.nz:

Friday, October 07, 2016

Work set to begin on ‘the Old Girl’ | Otago Daily Times Online News:

Comment: Museums a natural leader in the citizen science movement | SBS News:

Why the Terrorist Who Destroyed Palmyra Won’t Face Justice - The New York Times:

Mongol ship sent by Genghis Khan's grandson to invade Japan before it was destroyed by 'kamikaze' typhoon is discovered underwater

Archaeologists Virtually Recreate House of Caecilius Iucundus in Pompeii | Archaeology | Sci-News.com:

How can we meaningfully recognise cities as Indigenous places?:

Indigenous rock art in remote Western Australia – in pictures | Australia news | The Guardian:

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Rare pre-historic swamp pa discovered near Awanui - Northland Age - Northland Age News:

Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:

"Mr and Mrs Smith"


'We're closing in on it': the hunt for Captain Cook's ship, the HMB Endeavour:

"Let's Dig!

What: Let’s Dig! Christchurch When: Sunday  16 October, 10am to 4pm
Where: The Arts Centre, enter from Worcester Boulevard"

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"Exciting stories from archaeology finds on Whanganui site"

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Tuesday, October 04, 2016

Skipsea Castle was built on Iron Age mound, excavation reveals | Science | The Guardian:

Ed: A Yorkshire twin to Silbury Hill

Genomic insights into the peopling of the Southwest Pacific : Nature : Nature Research:
Ed: The original article - NB behind the Nature paywall.

DNA from ancient skeletons reveals the Polynesians may have come from Taiwan | Daily Mail Online:

Saturday, October 01, 2016

Pristine pressed flower among 'jaw-dropping' bronze age finds | Science | The Guardian:

Digging the past to make way for new museum – WA Gov News:

Kevin Rudd's Indigenous museum was a good idea. But let's not leave it to politicians | Paul Daley | Australia news | The Guardian:

Making Connections Through World Collections: MEG Occasional paper on Cook Voyage Collections now available:

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