Watching Brief- August - Soupcast

Welcome to Watching Brief. A monthly show available via podcast and as topical segments via YouTube. As the name implies, each month my co-host Andy Brockman of the Pipeline (Where history is tomorrow's news) and I cast an eye over news stories, topical media and entertainment and discuss and debate what we find.

Link of the Month: Pull Tab Archaeology:

https://youtu.be/-yHbcVw13D0

Links:

02:29 – HS2 Costs Spiral, Review Announced – What Does this Mean for Archaeology?

HS2 to be delayed by up to five years as cost spirals to up to £88bn:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2019/sep/03/hs2-to-be-delayed-by-up-to-five-years


HS2 Railway to be Delayed by up to Five Years:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-49563549

15:24 – Norwich Cathedral: Helter-Skelter Offers New Experience:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-49285829/norwich-cathedral-helter-skelter-offers-new-experience?fbclid=IwAR2A4iNIxrwgvpRpLDOJbi-D3YzJvxTxpBQ2QL7PHf8cO46AmlejFTErJHo

Here’s What You Can See from the Top of Norwich Cathedral’s New Helter Skelter:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/norwich-cathedral-new-helter-skelter-nave-view-from-the-top-medieval-bosses-1-6215554?fbclid=IwAR2DWanpKflF1L4rAZjtDDjgqDC2sbMW-CY-P8GuAjRvoXidEs-hz2s85rM

23:44 - Ancient DNA and Nationalism, Netanyahu Weighs in:

Israel’s Rabbinical Courts Begin to Recognize DNA Tests, Potentially Opening Gateway to Proving Jewishness:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-will-dna-testing-become-the-gateway-to-proving-jewishness-1.7772764?fbclid=IwAR0T7nsSmkfER3amhelvEarn2WvJ3mzG7FM1OwFDLyBrq3ITjI6CZG48iuM

Netanyahu uses DNA to deny Palestinian Right to Homeland:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20190708-netanyahu-uses-dna-claim-to-deny-palestinian-right-to-homeland/

Twitter comment:

https://www.facebook.com/Archaeosoup/photos/a.509991202413865/2398730096873290/?type=3&theater

New Research Challenges the Origin of ‘The Egtved Girl’:

https://phys.org/news/2019-08-egtved-girl.amp?fbclid=IwAR2_4BvawAdtwxymRl5mKEXh3JlqXQYaKYv-C1AUhp8LbVVGx_HEAD1rvRE&__twitter_impression=true

Scotland’s Genetic Landscape Echoes Dark Ages:

https://www.ed.ac.uk/news/2019/scotland-s-genetic-landscape-echoes-dark-age?fbclid=IwAR3XCgeB-OpW54fsduk7ZRXT0rTbwnCT7Ewvaa_F6fn_0Rm85eBNj7sJlr8

40:45 - Volunteers Polish Giant’s Erection By Hand!:

https://metro.co.uk/2019/08/29/volunteers-polish-giants-erection-hand-10648785/?fbclid=IwAR1wMfolS3gpoep54izG09TLuFa9tHmpjp3UjalIQ71bO8h4anrK6O_9UJ4

52:04 – The Chew Valley Hoard: Best Practice the Value of Metal Detectorists’ Treasure:

Detectorists Find Huge Chew Valley Norman Coin Hoard:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/uk-england-somerset-49487078?fbclid=IwAR2z_qwXTO786tTqHjqvHcOyueBhf8aZ4CH-uEGaMW52yHbPmmuHhnOF_80

Thirteen Metal Detectorists Rushed to Hospital after Chocolate Birthday Cake Handed out at Convention is Spiked with Cannabis Oil:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/08/27/metal-detectorists-rally-descends-chaos-cannabis-cake-passed/?fbclid=IwAR08fblLMajaquFnM6M_a8HfCS9R0a4ZuEvZ3Lknk2BB3WaV4h_kozD3p_o

01:04:20 – Muppet of the Month: Daily Mail and Hilda the Neolithic Scottish ‘Druid’ from 1,500 years Ago!?

Incredible reconstruction reveals the face of toothless Iron Age elder 'Hilda the Druid' who died in Neolithic Scotland 1,500 years ago:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-7355837/Face-toothless-Iron-Age-elder-Hilda-Druid-revealed-stunning-reconstruction.html

Facebook Banter re: Headline:

https://www.facebook.com/Archaeosoup/photos/a.509991202413865/2397790310300602/?type=3&theater

01:21:08 – Media Picks:

Rise of the Nazis (BBC Two):

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00084td

https://www.whatsontv.co.uk/events/rise-nazis-bbc2-2-september/

Why doesn’t television believe in its audience’s intelligence any more?

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/doesnt-television-believe-audiences-intelligence/?fbclid=IwAR1SGgcsduVvRoCubvA7c7jm83PB9bDDAYvJtpRxgA_PRnq1XaXVfPGUOWs

Ancestors: The Humankind Odyssey PC Gameplay Launch Trailer:

https://youtu.be/BIuuLBhDt9s

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