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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Spectacular bronze age gold torc unearthed in Cambridgeshire field | Science | The Guardian:

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

Cock’s Eldorado Dredge | Heritage Machinery: "Cock’s Eldorado Dredge"

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Summits of five Auckland maunga to close to cars - Maori - NZ Herald News:

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Friday, November 25, 2016

Australia’s oldest ornament found in the Kimberleys - Australian Geographic:

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Ancient corn cob shows how maize conquered the world - BBC News:

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Mayan 'nesting doll pyramid' discovered in Mexico - BBC News:

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Piecing back together an Iraqi archaeological gem blown sky-high by Isis | World news | The Guardian:

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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Garry Law: "Willandra Lakes Region is a World Heritage Site in the Far West region of New South Wales, It was a dull day so the colours you will see in other pics were muted."

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Tooth wear patterns suggest Paranthropus early hominins had softer diets than expected:

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Vast 5,600-year-old religious centre discovered near Stonehenge | The Independent:

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Ancient 'Moon Rock' engravings protected as proof of Aboriginal astronomy | NITV:

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"Kangaroo bone ornament is Australia’s oldest known piece of jewellery"

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Neolithic dairy production in the Mediterranean | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past:

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A National Treasure Tells the Story of Hawaii’s Heritage | Popular Archaeology - exploring the past:

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Childhood homes of PMs razed without a trace:

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Who First Farmed Potatoes? Archaeologists in Andes Find Evidence - The New York Times:

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Archaeological sites appear to be delaying highway work | | dailyprogress.com:

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Diving into Australia’s lost landscapes:

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Students dig archaeology | Riverine Herald:

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Vanuatu Lapita Festival haelaetim tradisinol kaikai | ABC Radio Australia:

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Domesticated Turkeys Much, Much Older than Thanksgiving:

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Egypt unearths 7,000-year-old lost city | Science | The Guardian: "

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Volunteers wanting field experience
2 archaeology students travelling in New Zealand during January 2017
Please email Kellie Green at greenk@hvgs.nsw.edu.au if you have anything suitable

Indus farmers grew rice independently of China :

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Teeth of Diprotodon, a rhinoceros-sized wombat, found in dig at Lancefield Swamp - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):

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Monday, November 21, 2016

Traces of ancient humans found in Vietnam's biggest archaeological discovery | Arts & Culture | Thanh Nien Daily:

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Europe's Oldest Polished Axe Found in Ireland | Smart News | Smithsonian:

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Bulk bone metabarcoding to uncover early eating habits:

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Canadian dive team prepares to search Franklin shipwrecks - Montreal | Globalnews.ca:

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Nimrud: Photos show IS destruction of ancient Iraqi city - BBC News:

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Iraqi troops recapture Nimrud, site of ancient Assyrian city, from Isis | World news | The Guardian:

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Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology:

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Exceptional Survival of Rare Anglo-Saxon Coffins | Historic England:

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46,000-Year-Old Bone Ornament Found in Australia:

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

Journal of Pacific Archaeology Vol 7, No 2 (2016): 

Colonisation and Late Period Faunal Assemblages from Ofu Island, American Samoa
Marshall I. Weisler, Ariana B.J. Lambrides, Seth Quintus, Jeffrey Clark, Trevor Worthy

Between Deterministic and Random Process in Prehistoric Pacific Island Abandonment
Thomas Peter Leppard

Finding Meaning and Identity in New Zealand Buildings Archaeology: The Example of ‘Parihaka’ House, Dunedin
Peter Petchey, Sean Brosnahan

The Tawhiao Cottage and the Archaeology of Race and Ethnicity
Matthew Campbell

The Source, Composition and Typology of ‘Limestone’ Adzes from Eastern North Island, New Zealand
Phillip R. Moore, Campbell S. Nelson

Ecological Consequences of Pre-Contact Harvesting of Bay of Islands fish and Shellfish, and Other Marine Taxa, Based on Midden Evidence
John Booth

Tangata Whenua: An Illustrated History - Anderson, Binney & Harris
Harry Allen"

Friday, November 11, 2016

Archaeologists discover a Viking toolbox | ScienceNordic:

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Ochre May Have Had Many Uses in Middle Stone Age Ethiopia:

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There's A Big Lesson At A Stone Age Site Where Bones Turned To Jelly:

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Niume | Posts:

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Why don't humans have more Neanderthal DNA? - CSMonitor.com:

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DNA analysis of ancient teeth shows dogs gained ability to digest starches at the same time as humans:

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Cultural Heritage and Scientific Values of Swamp Kauri Survey: "This short survey is part of a project that has been commissioned by the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI), New Zealand to investigate the cultural heritage and scientific values of swamp kauri. This project is focused on 'swamp kauri'  i.e prehistoric kauri trees that were buried in the North Island of New Zealand. MPI has commissioned Extent Heritage Pty Ltd (Extent) to undertake the cultural heritage values component of the project and NIWA (National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research) to complete the scientific values component. For the purpose of this study we are making a distinction between 'cultural' values such as spiritual and intangible connections and 'historic heritage' values linked to historical practices."

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Wednesday, November 09, 2016

UNESCO honours early New Zealand heritage documents | Scoop News:

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Delay in settlement between Marlborough vineyard owner and Heritage NZ | Stuff.co.nz:

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Tuesday, November 08, 2016

How the chicken crossed the Red Sea -- ScienceDaily:

American Confederates, Amazon Basin Archaeology:

Mysterious well slows work in Oxford | Stuff.co.nz:

Save Our Unique Landscape campaign - SOUL:

Italy fears for Colosseum as 'cracks get bigger' after each quake:

Māori social systems focus of novel research collaboration | Scoop News:

PressTV-Archaeologists find ancient toy in Russia:

Have we been making our snapper smaller? - National - NZ Herald News:

 "While little genetic work of this type had been done before, New Zealand had an excellent resource in DNA preserved in fish bones found in ancient Maori middens, dating back to the 15th century."

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Making sense of it all | Christchurch uncovered:

Friday, November 04, 2016


Christchurch uncovered | Exploring Christchurch's past through archaeology: '

"Good beard, bad beard, red beard, blue beard: facial hair in Victorian Christchurch"

Ancient scratched stones could be world's earliest maps - CBS News:

Thursday, November 03, 2016

Diving archaeologists find treasures in sunken ship carrying the Parthenon marbles to Britain - Archaeology - Haaretz - Israel News | Haaretz.com:

Written in stone - the first Māori gardens | Our Changing World | Radio New Zealand:

Million year old tools found near Chennai – India’s prehistory pushed back | HINDUISM AND SANATAN DHARMA:

Over The Last 2,000 Years, Humans Have Evolved In Some Surprising Ways | 

First discovery of 50,000-year-old human settlements in Australian interior | Ars Technica:

Ostrich Eggshell Beads Found in Denisova Cave - Archaeology Magazine:

2016 Awards « Awarded Grants « Marsden Fund « Funds « Funds, Medals & Competitions « Royal Society of New Zealand:

The Mysterious Disappearance of Tuuaahu Associate Professor JD Sissons

he origins and development of pre-European contact musical instruments in Aotearoa (New Zealand), Rekohu and Rangiaotea (Chatham and Pitt Islands). Dr JA Cattermole

"The making of Maori society: an archaeological analysis of social networks and geo-political interaction. Professor TN Ladefoged

Cultural innovation and megafauna interaction in the early settlement of arid Australia : Nature : Nature Research:

Southern Archaeology Ltd: "The TSS Earnslaw Slipway."

Archaeology Backs Up Lawrence of Arabia’s WWI Exploits:

Archaeology Backs Up Lawrence of Arabia’s WWI Exploits:

Wednesday, November 02, 2016

Australian Archaeology ARC Successes - Google Groups:

Witches' marks: public asked to seek ancient scratchings in buildings | Culture | The Guardian:

Zahi Hawass to try to put sanctions on Toledo Museum of Art for selling Egyptian antiquities from collection - Ancient Egypt - Heritage - Ahram Online:

East Timor's 12,000-year-old cave art - BBC News:

Revealing the science of Aboriginal fermentation:

Ice Age Cave Dwellers in Oregon Lived Among Extinct ‘Stout-Legged’ Horses, Fossils Show | Western Digs:

5 Underrated Pioneers in Circumnavigation - The New York Times:

Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Danielle Trilford  writes:2017 ConferenceTheme: The 150th anniversary of the Thames Goldfields.
Venue:                                 The Civic, 200 Mary Street, Thames

Wednesday 21 June 2017
Morning                               11.00am                                               Registration opens
11.30am – 12.30pm                         Powhiri / Mihi Whakatau and Conference Opening
Lunch                                    12.30pm – 1.30pm          
Afternoon                           1.30pm – 5.20pm                             Papers
5.30pm – 7.30pm                             Wine and nibbles evening with Poster display

Thursday 22 June 2017
Morning                              8.30am – 12.30pm                            Student Papers
Lunch                                   12.30pm – 1.30pm                            Lunch   
                                                                                                                Student and Consultant Luncheon
Afternoon                          1.30pm – 5.20pm                              Papers
Evening                                                                                                Public Lecture – details TBC.

Friday 23 June 2017
Day                                        8.00am – 5.00pm                             Field Trip

Saturday 24 Junes 2017
Morning                               8.30am – 12.00pm                           Papers
Lunch                                    12.00pm – 2.00pm                           Lunch and Poster Session
Afternoon                           12.00pm – 2.00pm                           AGM
                                                2.00pm – 4.00pm                             Papers

Evening                                7.00pm – late                                    Formal Dinner

HNZ: Heritage This Month -  November 2016

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