VT: Police hunt Instagram couple who vandalised 8,000-year-old Native American site

VT: Police hunt Instagram couple who vandalised 8,000-year-old Native American site. “Police are currently hunting for a pair of Instagrammers who allegedly vandalised an ancient, 8000-year Native American site. The sacred ground, which is called the Council Overhang, is a waterfall in the middle of the woodland Starved Rock State Park in the state of Illinois.”

Penn Today: Crowdsourcing 10,000 years of land use

Penn Today: Crowdsourcing 10,000 years of land use. “More than 250 archaeologists from around the world contributed their knowledge to ArchaeoGLOBE, an effort to better understand the prevalence of agriculture, pastoralism, and hunting and gathering at different points in human history.”

The Jordan Times: Photo collection spanning over four decades offers rare glimpse into archaelogical sites

The Jordan Times: Photo collection spanning over four decades offers rare glimpse into archaelogical sites. “Nancy Lapp, an American archaeologist born in 1930, kept detailed records of a photo collection from her trips to Palestine and Jordan starting back in 1957 with her late husband Paul Lapp. Nancy Lapp recently donated approximately 2,500-3,000 35mm slides that belong to the Paul and Nancy Lapp collection to the American Centre of Oriental Research (ACOR) for research purposes, said archivist Rachael McGlensey in a recent interview with The Jordan Times.”

Yonhap News Agency: Seoul approves 640 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean relics excavation project

Yonhap News Agency: Seoul approves 640 mln won for digital archiving of inter-Korean relics excavation project . “The government on Monday approved the spending of 640 million won (US$532,000) on building a digital archive of relics found from a historical site in the North through the two Koreas’ joint excavation project, the unification ministry said.”

University of Alaska: New resource brings Alaskan school children face-to-face with their past

University of Aberdeen: New resource brings Alaskan school children face-to-face with their past. “For more than 10 years archaeologists from the University of Aberdeen have worked alongside the local community in Quinhagak to painstakingly recover and preserve everyday objects that indigenous Yup’ik people used to survive and to celebrate life. Now the story of the project – and the 100,000 items they have recovered – has been turned into a downloadable educational resource which will help school pupils in Alaska and around the world learn about the Yup’ik way of life.”

Voxy: Revamped digital library of archaeological reports launched today

Voxy: Revamped digital library of archaeological reports launched today. “Heritage New Zealand has revamped its Archaeological Reports Digital Library and is launching it today. The digital library currently contains over 7500 reports dating from the 1950s until today, with more reports being added all the time. These reports have been available on request since 2007; however the upgrade now means that searching the library is far easier and reports are able to be directly accessed.”

NBC29: Archaeologists Develop Interactive Map for Daughters of Zion Cemetery

NBC29: Archaeologists Develop Interactive Map for Daughters of Zion Cemetery. “The interactive map uses a geographic information system to display information about more than 200 graves and markers at the site. Project Manager Steve Thompson has been working on the program for a little over a year and estimates there are thousands of unmarked graves.”