AS: A Hard Hobbit to Break!

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Today, my top three headlines take us to New Zealand to hear about a problem with using the word ‘Hobbit’ and the effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Historic environment:

1) Tolkien estate, film unit bans use of word ‘hobbit’:

http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2012/11/01/2003546633

2) Skeleton found when historic Conn. tree uprooted:

http://news.yahoo.com/skeleton-found-historic-conn-tree-uprooted-084940645.html

3) Video: Shipwrecks weather Sandy:

http://www.wcti12.com/news/Shipwrecks-weather-Sandy/-/13530444/17217764/-/dwx…

Leaving our mark: What will be left of our cities? :

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-20154030

Truro experts uncover ‘6000-year-old’ causeway:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cornwall-20164458

Video: WWII carrier pigeon message discovered in Surrey chimney:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-20164591

Sharjah Bank Street partially closed for excavation:

http://www.emirates247.com/news/emirates/sharjah-bank-street-partially-closed…

Video: Europe’s oldest prehistoric town unearthed in Bulgaria:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-20172142

Tsunamis in the Alps? A killer wave slammed medieval Geneva! :

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/10/121031-alps-tsunami-geneva-na…

Saxon find in Lyminge has historians partying like it’s 599:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/oct/30/lyminge-kent-anglo-saxon-hall?I…

The search for Canada’s Vikings:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-20102566

What about Indy? The Disney/Lucasfilm deal and the future of ‘Indiana Jones’:

http://insidemovies.ew.com/2012/11/01/disney-lucasfilm-deal-indiana-jones/

Neanderthals smart enough to copy humans:

http://www.nature.com/news/neanderthals-smart-enough-to-copy-humans-1.11673

Buried with a stake through a heart: the medieval ‘vampire’ burial:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/history/9647904/Buried-with-a-stake-through-a-hear…

 

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