Soup News: June 2015

Welcome to Soup News. Once a month we bring you a selection of news stories with comment and discussion from the folks at Archaeosoup Towers along with links to a selection of news from the rest of the month.

0:59: Liv:

Ancient urn hints at global trade network:

http://sciencenordic.com/ancient-urn-hints-global-trade-network

Archaeologists find 1,000-year-old pitcher in Jutland:

http://cphpost.dk/news/archaeologists-find-1000-year-old-pitcher-in-jutland.html

06:35: Mr Soup:

Islamic State militants plant mines and bombs in Palmyra: monitoring group:

http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/06/21/us-syria-crisis-palmyra-idUSKBN0P10FW20150621

Isis destroys Palmyra shrines in Syria :

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/23/isis-destroys-palmyra-shrines-in-syria

Isis Palmyra: Islamic State blows up ancient Muslim shrines as Syrian army advances:

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/isis-palmyra-islamic-state-blows-polytheism-landmark-shrines-syrian-army-advances-1507511

12:00 Aaron:

http://www.campdouglas.org/

https://www.facebook.com/CampDouglasRF?fref=ts

Museum jug smash: Search for boy after repairs:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-33285819

Inka Road still a monumental achievement after 500 years:

http://popular-archaeology.com/issue/summer-2015/article/inka-road-still-a-monumental-achievement-after-500-years

Hill fort said to be where King Arthur’s Guinevere was born has lasted 3,000 years: now it’s under siege :

http://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/jun/27/old-oswestry-hill-fort-housing-development

Relics from 1800s found at brewery site:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=11471487

Archaeologists find Bronze Age food at prehistoric settlement “comparable to the Mary Rose”:

http://www.culture24.org.uk/history-and-heritage/archaeology/art530383-archaeologists-find-bronze-age-food-at-prehistoric-settlement-comparable-to-the-mary-rose

Scan of mummified body of Swedish bishop reveals baby hidden in coffin :

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/21/scan-mummified-body-swedish-bishop-reveals-baby

Footprints uncovered off B.C. coast could be oldest in North America :

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/footprints-uncovered-off-bc-coast-could-be-oldest-in-north-america/article25069583/

Heritage Tasmania expert David Scott resigns blaming political interference:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-06-23/heritage-tasmania-david-scott-resigns-political-interference/6567500

UK schoolboys fined and released after theft of Auschwitz artefacts :

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jun/23/uk-teenagers-held-thefts-artefacts-auschwitz-museum?CMP=fb_gu

Heritage review could stop historic buildings being toppled on economic grounds:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/heritage-review-could-stop-historic-buildings-being-toppled-on-economic-grounds-20150621-ghtmfb.html

DNA Confirms Kennewick Man’s Genetic Ties To Native Americans:

http://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2015/06/18/415205524/dna-confirms-kennewick-mans-genetic-ties-to-native-americans

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