Soup News: May 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.

Aaron:

New St. Louis Rams Stadium May Be Built On Ancient Native American City:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2015/05/19/new-st-louis-rams-stadium-may-be-built-on-ancient-native-american-city/

Sacred Native Site to Be Buried by New St. Louis NFL Stadium:

http://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/04/29/sacred-native-site-be-buried-new-st-louis-nfl-stadium-160186

New football stadium threatens what remains of St. Louis’ Native American past — and present:

http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-football-stadium-threatens-what-remains-st-louis-native-american-past-and-present

Mr Soup:

‘Cyber-archaeology’ salvages lost Iraqi art:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-32742622

Project Mosul Ishtar Temple Lion Test:

https://sketchfab.com/models/fb424fee4c6c40a1974a0011502200bb

Liv:

Ett nyfunnet runben från Sigtuna:

http://www.k-blogg.se/runor/

Links:

Isolated people in Sweden only stopped using runes 100 years ago:

http://sciencenordic.com/isolated-people-sweden-only-stopped-using-runes-100-years-ago

HMS Erebus dive ‘just scratching the surface’ of Franklin expedition mystery:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hms-erebus-dive-just-scratching-the-surface-of-franklin-expedition-mystery-1.3086476

Out of Africa via Egypt: Humans migrated north, rather than south, in the main successful migration from Cradle of Humankind :

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2015/05/out-of-africa-via-egypt-humans-migrated-north-rather-than-south/107397

Flint archaeological dig unearths 800 year old town defences :

http://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/watch-flint-archaeological-dig-unearths-9355289

BBC plans 73-mile musical relay with ‘Hadrian’s Wall of Sound’ :

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2015/apr/13/bbc-plans-73-mile-musical-relay-with-hadrians-wall-of-sound?CMP=share_btn_fb

OLD OSWESTRY CONTROVERSY SET TO REIGNITE:

http://thepipeline.info/blog/2015/05/30/old-oswestry-controversy-set-to-reignite/

Clumsy Tourist Trips and Smashes 4,000-Year-Old Greek Vase:

https://news.artnet.com/in-brief/4000-year-old-greek-vase-smashed-302563

Syria: Isis releases footage of Palmyra ruins intact and ‘will not destroy them’ :

http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/may/27/isis-releases-footage-of-palmyra-ruins-intact

Ancient DNA May Provide Clues into How Past Environments Affected Ancient Populations :

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2015/05/ancient-dna-may-provide-clues-into-how-past-environments-affected-ancient-populations/107392

Ancient mold used to cast bronze mirror earliest found in Japan:

http://ajw.asahi.com/article/behind_news/social_affairs/AJ201505280061

Investigating Yavneh’s widespread drug scene – from 3,000 years ago :

http://www.haaretz.com/life/archaeology/.premium-1.658404

Roman find declared of “national importance”:

http://www.theadvertiserseries.co.uk/news/12967786._/

New human ancestor species from Ethiopia lived alongside Lucy’s species :

http://www.heritagedaily.com/2015/05/new-human-ancestor-species-from-ethiopia-lived-alongside-lucys-species/107387

Dark Side of Medieval Convent Life Revealed:

http://news.discovery.com/history/archaeology/dark-side-of-medieval-convent-life-revealed-150526.htm

Sacrificed Humans Discovered Among Prehistoric Tombs:

http://www.livescience.com/50979-sacrificed-humans-discovered-in-prehistoric-cemetery.html

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