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explorator 24.09 June 20, 2021
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https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/


Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Andy Szegedy-Maszak,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Ken Berry, Magnus Fiskesjo,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A 50 000 years bp tool site in the Negev with implications for sapiens/neanderthal coexistence and 'Out of Africa' migration:

https://wis-wander.weizmann.ac.il/scientific-archaeology/following-footsteps-humankind-out-africa
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-negev-archaeological-site-illuminates-important.html
https://www.timesofisrael.com/prehistoric-man-lived-with-and-loved-neanderthals-in-the-negev-50000-years-ago/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/humans-neanderthals-coexisted-in-the-negev-desert-50000-years-ago-671032
https://www.ynetnews.com/environment/article/ryDDH1UsO
https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/06/16/ancient-coexistence-israeli-research-proves-neanderthals-homo-sapiens-overlapped-in-negev/
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/earliest-stone-tools-linked-to-modern-humans-outside-africa-found-in-israel-1.9900819
https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/18/study-proves-humans-and-neanderthals-lived-together-50000-years-ago/
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31771/20210617/neanderthal-genomes-father-daughter-12-relatives-reveal-diverse-family-groups.htm
https://www.friendsofiaa.org/news/2021/6/14/research-identifies-meeting-point-between-modern-humans-and-neanderthals
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/17/following-the-footsteps-of-humankind-out-of-africa/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9793-210617-israel-boker-tachtit

Reconstructing the climate conditions at 'Out of Africa' time:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc-ccd061421.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210614153909.htm

Genome analysis suggests that Neanderthals may have been patrifocal:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/06/ancient-genomes-offer-rare-glimpse-neanderthal-family-groups
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9792-210617-neanderthal-gene-study

Feature on the 'disappearance' of the Neanderthals:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/why-did-neanderthals-disappear

I think we mentioned this study of the Acheulean lasting tens of thousands of years longer than previously thought:

https://scitechdaily.com/neanderthal-and-early-modern-human-culture-co-existed-alongside-older-traditions-for-over-100000-years/
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AFRICA
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Vague item on a cave site with petroglyphs from a coastal site in Libya:

https://www.libyaobserver.ly/culture/new-archaeological-site-discovered-marj

Concerns for 'forgotten' pyramids in Sudan:

https://theconversation.com/sudans-forgotten-pyramids-risk-being-buried-by-shifting-sand-dunes-159596
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Study suggests Egypt was still trading for metals after the Bronze Age collapse:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-where-ancient-egypt-got-its-metal-after-civilization-collapsed-in-3200-bce-1.9903941
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/18/egyptian-canaanite-copper-trade-was-going-strong-during-the-early-iron-age/

1700 wooden pieces of the second Khufu solar boat were successfully 'extracted':

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/105090/Extraction-of-pieces-of-2nd-Khufu-Ship-completed-successfully

An Egyptian-German mission has resumed work at the Esna Temple in Luxor:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/105025/The-joint-Egyptian-German-mission-works-on-project-of-restoration

More on that 2600 years bp stela found by a farmer near Ismailia:

https://www.livescience.com/farmer-finds-ancient-egypt-stela.html

More on Ramessess III in Arabia:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-egypt/ramesses-iii-in-arabia/

Some sort of antiquities ownership investigation ordered by a Cairo court:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/414135/Egypt/Politics-/Cairo-court-orders-formation-of-committee-to-exami.aspx

Feature on the recently-found tombs at Saqqara:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/inside-tombs-saqqara-180977932/

Feature on Taposiris Magna:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/taposiris-magna-the-great-tomb-of-osiris/139480

Egypt and France are discussing antiquities cooperation:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/06/16/egypt-france-discuss-methods-of-cooperation-in-tourism-antiquities/

Suggestion that some 3200 years bp inscriptions from Turkey comprise an ancient HIttite calendar:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/06/cosmos-hittite-rock-sanctuary
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9693631/Mysterious-3-200-year-old-stone-carvings-Turkey-finally-revealed-calendar-map-cosmos.html

Remains of a 2800 years bp Urartian 'castle' from Van:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-find-remains-of-urartian-castle-in-eastern-turkey/news
https://en.armradio.am/2021/06/19/2800-year-old-urartian-castle-discovered-in-van/

Documenting assorted ancient underground waterways in Istanbul:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/istanbuls-mysterious-underground-waterways-pictured-for-1st-time

Suggestion that the fall of Jerusalem and destruction of Solomon's temple were two separate events:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-who-really-destroyed-solomon-s-temple-in-jerusalem-1.9900539

More on that 7000 years bp seal impression from Tel Tsaf:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/thuo-ssa061021.php
https://www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/archaeologists-discover-7000-year-old-seal-holy-land-1433184
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-discover-7000-year-old-clay-stamp-israel-180977988/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9787-210615-israel-prehistoric-seals

More on that Talmudic-era 'magical amulet' from Arbel:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/new-discovery-highlights-how-jews-and-christians-were-once-naughty-with-magic
https://forward.com/fast-forward/471681/israeli-archaeologists-celebrate-gift-of-talmudic-era-magic-amulet/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/18/evil-eye-israel-talisman/

More on that 1000 years bp 'intact' chicken egg find from Yavne:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/preserved-in-poop-1000-year-old-chicken-egg-found-in-yavne-cesspit/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/1000-year-old-chicken-egg-one-of-the-oldest-ever-found-in-israel-670496
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israeli-archaeologists-find-whole-1-000-year-old-egg-and-accidentally-break-it-1.9888356
https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/byzantine-chicken-egg-archaeology/2021/06/17/f516a946-cecf-11eb-8014-2f3926ca24d9_story.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/intact-1000-year-old-chicken-egg-found-israel-180977970/
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/yavne-egg-09757.html
https://www.friendsofiaa.org/news/2021/6/14/a-cracking-find-israel-antiquities-authority-excavations-in-yavne-have-recovered-an-intact-chicken-egg-dating-from-roughly-1000-years-ago
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/17/excavations-in-yavne-have-recovered-an-intact-chicken-egg/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9791-210616-israel-chicken-egg

Over 600 new archaeological sites were registered in Saudi Arabia:

https://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/607800
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1877426

Israeli settlers 'stormed' the site of Sebastia (again):

http://english.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/125046

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This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of wine and oatmeal consumption from Neolithic Greece:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/06/evidence-of-wine-and-oatmeal.html?m=1

A 2700 years bp Picene necropolis from Marche:

https://www.meteoweb.eu/2021/06/sensazionale-scoperta-nelle-marche-sepolture-di-una-necropoli-picena-di-ben-2700-anni-fa/1697609/

A 2200 years bp lead sheet inscribed with an ancient Iberian script from Valencia:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61555

20 Roman-era burials from Rieti (Italian):

https://corrieredirieti.corr.it/news/rieti/27631697/rieti-tomba-romana-resti-20-persone-scheletri-tomba-romana-poggio-moiano.html

An 1800 years bp statue of a woman from Metropolis:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/1-800-year-old-statue-found-in-ancient-metropolis-165487
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1800-year-old-statue-found-turkey-180978011/

A 'miniature Pompeii' rediscovered (original find in 2004 or so) beneath an abandoned Verona cinema:

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2021/06/14/little-pompeii-emerges-at-verona-ex-cinema_a3bd82d5-e266-4d74-865f-8dcb16e627e9.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/15/miniature-pompeii-found-beneath-former-cinema-verona
https://www.wionews.com/science/miniature-pompeii-ancient-roman-building-found-in-abandoned-cinema-hall-in-italy-391660
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/632/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/632/pub/632/page/62/article/189119
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61599
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mini-pompeii-found-under-verona-cinema-180978006/
https://www.veronasera.it/attualita/archeologia-verona-cinema-astra-ritrovamento-pompei-14-giugno-2021.html

5th century Christian burials near the Roman theatre at Ventimiglia:

https://www.ilsecoloxix.it/imperia/2021/06/18/news/necropoli-di-albintimilium-scoperti-nuovi-sarcofagi-1.40403598

Not sure where to put this study of a 2 metre rise in sea level on the coast of Israel during the Hellenistic period:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/israel-sea-level-rose-2-m-in-hellenistic-period-could-explain-decline-671173
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/archaeologists-baffled-by-sea-level-rise-on-israeli-coast-in-hellenistic-period-1.9909970

Work has commenced/resumed at the small Roman theatre in Pula:

https://www.croatiaweek.com/works-start-on-small-roman-theatre-in-pula/

Feature on the Bath Archway Project:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-57433362

Feature on ongoing mosaic preservation in Salamina:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/06/15/mosaics-preservation-in-ancient-salamina-of-great-historical-importance/

Feature on Roman Portugal:

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-06-18/a-misty-history-of-roman-portugal/60544

Hyping excavations coming in August at a temple site in the Campo della Fiera (Italian):

https://tuttoggi.info/scoperto-nuovo-tempio-nellarea-sacra-del-campo-della-fiera-scavi-da-agosto/632961/

I think we mentioned this feature on the excavations at Hippos:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-excavating-hippos-and-the-last-roman-theater-in-the-world-1.9799525

Plans to restore some cult statues from Claros:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/cult-statues-of-ancient-claros-to-be-restored-in-western-turkey/news

Plans (maybe) for an underwater archaeological park at Amathus:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/06/15/underwater-work-launched-at-ancient-port-of-amathus/

Plans to display Piraeus finds at a future metro station:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/20/archaeological-piraeus-metro-station/

Restoration of the gate to Stratonikeia is complete:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/gateway-to-turkeys-city-of-gladiators-raised-once-again/news
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/15/northern-gate-stratonikeia-restored/

An interesting recently-found Etruscan vase from Vulci (Italian):

https://www.archeomedia.net/montalto-di-castro-vt-importante-scoperta-a-vulci-ritrovata-opera-del-pittore-delle-rondini/

More on that 4th century necropolis found on Hvar:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/19/necropolis-hvar-dates-fourth-century-ad/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-necropolis-17th-century-croatian-palace-garden-1234595674/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-necropolis-found-croatia-palace-garden-180977997/

More on the three column drums found in the Tiber near Ostia:

https://www.finestresullarte.info/archeologia/roma-ritrovati-fusti-di-colonne-romane-sul-fondo-del-tevere

More on reactions to site renovations at the Acropolis:

https://www.pri.org/stories/2021-06-17/they-want-make-acropolis-disneyland-site-renovations-face-backlash

More on the Noceto Vasca Votiva:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/14/researchers-link-ancient-wooden-structure-to-water-ritual/

James Romm on the Sacred Band of Thebes:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-victorious-gay-greek-army-that-got-canceled-by-history

Feature on Francesco Lepore's work in latin:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/world/europe/vatican-gay-francesco-lepore-latin.html

A defense of learning Latin and Greek (Princeton-related):

https://www.americamagazine.org/arts-culture/2021/06/17/classics-greek-latin-spinale-princeton-240887?pnespid=m.U186MIV12NU.Zne3JGgHnqwHphS5Pzqa6cVTji

OpEddish on how Classics is changing:

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2021/06/15/why-and-how-study-classics-changing-opinion

What Greek epics teach about father-son relationships:

https://www.nhregister.com/news/article/What-Greek-epics-taught-me-about-the-special-16248873.php
https://www.ctpost.com/news/article/What-Greek-epics-taught-me-about-the-special-16248873.php
https://neoskosmos.com/en/202916/what-greek-epics-taught-me-about-the-special-relationship-between-fathers-and-sons/

Review of Richardson, *Alexandria*:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/books/what-to-read/deserter-spy-discovered-lost-city-alexandria/

Feature on the golden masks of Mycenae:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/europe/2021-06/17/c_1310013008.htm
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202106/1226435.shtml

Feature on Greek fire:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/the-mystery-of-greek-fire/139514

Feature on an Alexander Romance tale of Alexander's undersea explorations:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/alexanders-underwater-adventure/

Feature on ancient Greek mixing of wine with seawater:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/12/why-ancient-greeks-mixed-wine-with-seawater/

Suggestion that a drought may have been the cause of the 'Bronze Age Collapse':

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/19/a-drought-may-be-behind-the-bronze-age-collapse/

During WWII, occupying German forces removed Greek antiquities:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/16/occupying-germany-removed-ancient-greek-antiquities-us-archives-reveal/

Feature on Lady Hamilton's revival of Greek fashion:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/14/meet-lady-hamilton-who-brought-ancient-greek-fashion-to-18th-century-europe/

Interesting feature on George Thompson's work:

https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/how-ireland-lost-its-odyssey-the-remarkable-story-of-george-thompson-1.4584665

Feature on Heracleion:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/17/underwater-city-of-heracleion-egypt-gives-up-its-treasures/

Feature on the 'Odysseus' shipwreck:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/17/2400-year-old-odysseus-greek-vessel-discovered-intact-at-the-bottom-of-the-black-sea/

Feature on the Palace of Knossos:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/15/inside-cretes-minoan-palace-of-knossos/

Feature on things people get wrong about Greek mythology:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/15/10-things-most-people-get-wrong-about-greek-mythology/

A spintria token was sold on Pawn Stars:

https://www.looper.com/438417/the-ancient-roman-token-that-sold-for-a-small-fortune-on-pawn-stars/

Comparing Odysseus' bow to its modern counterparts:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/16/how-does-odysseus-bow-fare-against-modern-versions-of-the-weapon/

Feature on 'weird' ancient Greek customs:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/18/weirdest-ancient-greek-customs/

Feature on some ancient Greek philosophers:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/18/ancient-greek-philosophers-thinkers/

In case you were wondering about the Latin in Loki this week:

https://www.themarysue.com/loki-episode-two-latin-pompeii-scene/
https://metro.co.uk/2021/06/16/loki-episode-2-fans-obsess-over-tom-hiddlestons-latin-monologue-14785339/

... and in the Handmaid's Tale:

https://www.harpersbazaar.com/culture/film-tv/a36739814/handmaids-tale-nolite-te-bastardes-carborundorum-meaning/

Feature on ancient Roman-style 'cancel culture':

https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/06/cancel-culture-roman-style/

Last week's link to this feature on the Alexander mosaic didn't paste properly:

https://smarthistory.org/alexander-mosaic-from-the-house-of-the-faun-pompeii/
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Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A study of the fingerprint(s) left on some Neolithic pottery from the Ness of Brodgar:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-57440206
https://www.scotsman.com/news/people/fingerprints-of-two-young-male-potters-found-on-5000-year-old-orkney-vessel-3271279

Neolithic finds from Pontrefact:

https://www.pontefractandcastlefordexpress.co.uk/news/environment/archaeologists-uncover-neolithic-remains-in-pontefract-3277291

A study of Bronze Age copper trading networks in Scandinavia:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/au-bas061721.php
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-bronze-age-scandinavia-networks-copper.html

A 2000 years bp sandal/shoe from a German bog (next to an Iron Age plank path):

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9701737/2-000-year-old-leather-shoe-discovered-Northern-Germany-disappeared-bog.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61594
https://wcyb.com/news/offbeat/bronze-age-sandal-lost-2000-years-ago-in-a-bog-unearthed-by-archeologists

A 5th-7th century Burgundian necropolis from Boutae (France):

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61561

Restoring a defensive boundary that separated Swabians from Visigoths in the fifth century:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-06-15/la-frontera-vigilada-que-dividia-a-suevos-de-visigodos-en-la-peninsula-iberica.html

Some scraps of 9th/10th century Viking textiles from a burial in Norway:

https://norwegianscitechnews.com/2021/05/unique-viking-textiles-found-in-womans-grave/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9785-210614-viking-fabric-clothing

Early medieval burials in Europe were apparently regularly reopened as part of a burial tradition, apparently:

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-graves-reopened.html
https://www.wral.com/medieval-europeans-regularly-reopened-graves-and-not-to-rob-them/19731793/
https://www.wlsam.com/news/medieval-europeans-regularly-reopened-graves-and-not-to-rob-them/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/635/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/635/pub/635/page/29/article/185821

A study suggests that plague victims in mid-14th century Cambridge did receive individual burials:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-evidence-medieval-plague-victims-considerable.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc-fet061721.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210617133823.htm
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-57517627
https://www.sciencealert.com/first-dna-evidence-suggests-plague-victims-were-buried-on-their-own-with-great-care
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/plague-in-medieval-cambridge/139494
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9795-210618-england-plague-graves

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/european-journal-of-archaeology/article/beyond-plague-pits-using-genetics-to-identify-responses-to-plague-in-medieval-cambridgeshire/9591FF85F1B5C45FB0CF2A9082240863

Suggestion a site on Stirling's Coxet Hill may have been the Bruce's headquarters for Bannockburn:

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/stirlings-coxet-hill-been-site-24325575

A metal detectorist came across some Edward III gold coins:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-57520248

Medieval finds from the site of an Inverness housing development:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/inverness/3233404/medieval-ruins-found-on-the-grounds-of-new-inverness-housing-development/

Medieval finds from an ongoing dig in downtown Newcastle:

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/history/gallery/amazing-finds-medieval-newcastle-dig-20817925

Medieval (?) burials found under the Verona Arena archways:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61574

A roundup of finds made during A14 construction in Cambridgeshire:

https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/a14-upgrade-traffic-woolly-mammoth-20848519

More on evidence of human habitation near the 'German Stonehenge':

https://www.livescience.com/german-stonehenge-residential-area.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9687907/Archaeologists-discover-130-dwellings-Germanys-Stonehenge.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/bronze-age-homes-discovered-german-stonehenge-pommelte-1980840

More on the burial-with-a-bird-in-her-mouth:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/17/skeleton-with-bird-skull-in-its-mouth-identified/

More on the evidence of the effects of pointy-toed shoes in medieval Britain:

https://www.livescience.com/pointy-shoes-harmed-medieval-feet.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/science/archaeology-hallux-valgus-bunions-poulaines.html
https://gizmodo.com/extremely-sexy-pointy-shoes-warped-the-feet-of-medieval-1847072767
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/14/fashion-for-pointy-shoes-unleashed-plague-of-bunions-in-medieval-britain/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/medieval-europeans-obsession-pointy-shoes-caused-painful-bunions-180977969/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9783-210614-medieval-skeletons-poulaines

More on that 18th century wooden road find from Poland:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C88046%2Cremnants-oldest-surviving-wooden-road-found-poland.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9784-210614-poland-wooden-road

More on veterans participating in work at Butser Ancient Farm:

https://www.portsmouth.co.uk/whats-on/things-to-do/operation-nightingale-veterans-take-part-in-butser-ancient-farm-bronze-age-home-reconstruction-3270982

Concerns for sites on the Dingle Peninsula:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/spotlight/arid-40312037.html

Concerns for Liverpool's World Heritage Status:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-merseyside-57538068

A 200 years bp church that was ravaged by fire five years ago is reopening:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-57500448

Feature on Viking longships:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-viking-longship-an-engineering-marvel-of-the-ancient-world

Feature on the Viking Russ' siege of Constantinople:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/the-viking-russ-siege-of-constantinople/139507

Feature on a 'lost' Viking settlement recently found during the melting of the Lendbreen ice patch:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-cultural-history-researchers-zone/the-amazing-discovery-of-a-lost-viking-settlement/1876219

The codices of the Cantigas of Alfonso X are going online:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-06-13/patrimonio-libera-los-codices-de-las-cantigas-de-alfonso-x.html

Archiving Spanish anarchism:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-06-14/la-memoria-historica-del-anarquismo-espanol-reposa-en-amsterdam.html
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Archaeology in Europe News:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

https://www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

http://viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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Remains of an Ice Age cave bear from the Urals shows possible signs of human 'stabbing':

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/someone-stabbed-a-cave-bear-in-the-head-with-a-spear-35000-years-ago/

I think we mentioned this 4500 years bp 'cabin' and nearby rice paddy from Sanxindui:

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/article/3137007/archaeologists-unearth-evidence-4500-year-old-ancient-chinese

More on that Great Wall fort from Shaanxi:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/57471206

Feature on Silk Road finds made during the pandemic:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2021-06/20/c_1310018316.htm

Feature on Ma Yu's work in 'relic restoration':

http://epaper.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202106/14/WS60c6b018a31099a23435735e.html

Feature on the Niya ruins:

https://english.cctv.com/2021/06/15/VIDECu9UTWvYECDXyJBCh5bk210615.shtml

Feature on the opening of the Sanxia Conservation Institute:

http://epaper.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202106/14/WS60c6af0da31099a234357354.html

A pair of 14th and 17th century shipwrecks off the coast of Singapore:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-centuries-old-shipwrecks-singapore.html
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/shipwreck-finds-a-boost-to-maritime-archaeology-and-heritage-in-singapore
https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/shipwreck-finds-keep-maritime-heritage-in-singapore-afloat
https://mothership.sg/2021/06/shipwrecks-singapore-archaeology/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9794-210617-singapore-historic-shipwrecks

... interesting backstory:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/archaeologists-24-year-wait-to-survey-site-pays-off

Remains of a 2000 years bp wall from the Nagar Fort area:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/2000-year-old-wall-discovered-while-digging-pond-in-nagar-fort-area-of-tonk/articleshow/83525349.cms

Six sets of 16th century (or earlier) copper plates from Srisailam temple:

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/140621/six-sets-of-copper-plates-unearthed-at-srisailam-temple-in-a-rare-disc.html

Feature on India's 'most underrated' archaeological finds:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/desires-of-a-modern-indian/indias-10-most-underrated-archaeological-discoveries/

On controversy surrounding the Batle of Haldighati:

https://theprint.in/theprint-essential/why-battle-of-haldighati-between-maharana-pratap-and-akbar-is-controversial-445-years-later/677733/

Laser mapping of 125 monuments in India is complete:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/karnataka/3d-laser-mapping-of-125-monuments-in-8-districts-completed/article34855985.ece

The largest geoglyph in the world is possibly in the Thar Desert of India:

https://www.livescience.com/largest-geoglyphs-discovered-india.html

Feature on Taiwan's 'forgotten' WWII prisoner of war camps:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-57465359

Pondering the existence of FOng Sai-yuk and Hong Xiguan:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/entertainment/article/3136945/jet-li-made-fong-sai-yuk-household-name-while-chen-kuan-tai

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Studying theories made by 'Dark Emu' regarding Aboriginal agriculture:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-archaeological-dark-emu-idea-aboriginal.html
https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-how-our-new-archaeological-research-investigates-dark-emus-idea-of-aboriginal-agriculture-and-villages-146754

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/hidden-in-plain-sight-the-archaeological-landscape-of-mithaka-country-southwest-queensland/9661E7F90EB7ED535012484DC35FB01A

Dating some moa coprolites from Fiordland:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/300329352/ancient-moa-turds-lasted-6800-years

More on the Maori reaching Antarctica as early as the 7th century CE:

https://www.livescience.com/indigenous-people-discovered-antarctica.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/maori-reached-antarctica-1000-years-europeans-180977987/

Feature on the last Australian penal ship:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/edwin-fox-ship-new-zealand-cmd/index.html

Feature on Eliza Hamilton Dunlop's poetry:

https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-eliza-hamilton-dunlop-the-irish-australian-poet-who-shone-a-light-on-colonial-violence-161592

Feature on 'lunar traditions' of the first Australians:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/space/astronomy/lunar-traditions-of-the-first-australians-2/
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NORTH AMERICA
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Using bacteria to track migrations of Siberians to the Americas some 12 000 years bp:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uow-emo061021.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210614153947.htm

9000 years bp obsidian flakes from Lake Huron the originated in Oregon:

https://www.uta.edu/news/news-releases/2021/06/15/lemke-lake-huron
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uota-aus061521.php
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-underwater-site-team-year-old-stone.html
http://www.lakecountyexam.com/ancient-lake-county-obsidian-found-in-michigan/article_209945c9-0d1f-5d17-bbc4-8df50273a8db.html
http://www.lakecountyexam.com/news/ancient-lake-county-obsidian-found-in-michigan/article_f2344024-ce18-11eb-8c52-e3e4cced4fee.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210616094106.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/underwater-archaeology-team-finds-ancient-obsidian-flakes-2000-miles-from-quarry/139487
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/16/research-finds-9000-year-old-stone-artifacts-at-underwater-site/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9790-210616-obsidian-tool-trade

6000 years bp beaver castoreum detected on a 6000 years bp atlatl dart from the Yukon:

https://www.yukon-news.com/news/beaver-casotreum-residue-found-on-6000-year-old-atlatl-throwing-dart/
https://toronto.citynews.ca/2021/06/15/beaver-secretion-found-as-part-of-ancient-throwing-dart-in-yukon/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9789-210616-canada-beaver-castoreum

I think we mentioned the student excavations in Daniel Boone Forest:

https://www.kentucky.com/news/state/kentucky/article252238518.html

A search for remains of Fort Halifax:

https://www.fox43.com/article/news/local/archaeology-artifacts-dig-up-halifax-township-colonial-militia/521-549017f5-163c-4f32-b98c-e6545ff24555

A dig on the North Idaho College campus in Coeur d'Alene is excavating sites associated with Fort Sherman:

https://www.spokesman.com/stories/2021/jun/19/archaeological-dig-at-north-idaho-college-aims-to-/
https://www.kpvi.com/news/national_news/archaeological-dig-at-north-idaho-college-aims-to-unearth-invisible-histories-of-fort-sherman/article_7538ac08-91ab-5e8a-bae6-0d957674faee.html

A dig on the campus of the College of Charleston revealed a slave badge from 1853:

https://today.cofc.edu/2021/06/15/cofc-faculty-students-discover-slave-badge-on-campus/

They're still studying those 28 burials believed associated with the Tulsa Massacre:

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/examination-yet-to-confirm-bodies-are-tulsa-massacre-victims/
https://tulsaworld.com/opinion/editorial/editorial-mass-grave-search-opens-up-troubling-questions/article_78a22590-cec8-11eb-9494-5351f287573b.html
https://tulsaworld.com/news/local/oaklawn-exhumations-raise-some-new-questions/article_93c0dee2-cd1b-11eb-b645-e775ea13f8c4.html

... and they're expanding the search:

https://www.newson6.com/story/60cbd7843b335a0bda6bcb13/state-archaeologists-expanding-mass-grave-search-at-oaklawn-cemetery-

Hopes that Oracle will do some archaeology before building its new office campus in Nashville:

https://www.tennessean.com/story/opinion/2021/06/17/oracle-excavate-native-american-remains-before-nashville-construction/7719148002/

Lost burials concerns in Tampa:

https://www.wtsp.com/article/news/special-reports/tampa-old-catholic-cemetery-missing-graves/67-82e970aa-8248-4e7d-8b6e-2e84421bc77d

More on the evidence for a 16th/17th century Mocama settlement on Big Talbot Island:

https://www.actionnewsjax.com/news/local/duval-county/unf-archaeology-students-unearth-artifacts-almost-500-year-old-native-american-village/AFR4LVGT75HHXA3NLJFH46G32E/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-may-have-rediscovered-long-lost-indigenous-settlement-florida-1-180977973/

Concerns for the Pockoy Island shell rings:

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/half-of-prehistoric-sc-site-may-be-claimed-by-the-sea-by-fall/article_17c57b50-cd33-11eb-a962-73643291160b.html

Feature on flint quarries in Ohio:

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/columns/2021/06/20/archaeology-flint-quarries-were-special-places-indigenous-people/7703319002/

Feature on the Great Serpent Mound:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/the-great-serpent-mound/139468

Feature on the John Brown Farm:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/advancing-adirondack-inclusivity-at-john-brown-farm

Features on Juneteenth:

https://www.livescience.com/what-is-juneteenth.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/interactive/2021/juneteenth-history-texas-emancipation-photos/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/juneteenth-us-second-independence-day-now-federal-holiday-180978015/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/opinion/juneteenth-civil-rights.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Restoring a 500 years bp Inca 'woven bridge' in Peru:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/16/bridge-made-of-string-peruvians-weave-500-year-old-incan-crossing-back-into-place

Mexico's Maya train project might be delayed by archaeological finds:

https://www.bnamericas.com/en/news/major-archaeological-find-could-hold-up-maya-train
https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/06/archaeological-zone-discovered-on-the-maya-train-route-in-campeche-will-not-be-open-to-the-public/

Feature on rethinking the fall of the Aztec empire:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/an-indigenous-reframing-of-the-fall-of-the-aztec-empire/

Feature on the Aztecs:

https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6548/1269
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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this bit of experimental archaeology trying to figure out how Paleolithic types illuminated their caves:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-darkness-experimental-paleolithic-cave.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/p-li060921.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210616143034.htm
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2021-06-16/un-mundo-de-sombras-humos-y-gamas-de-rojos-las-pinturas-rupestres-como-las-vieron-sus-artistas.html
https://www.insidescience.org/news/scientists-recreate-stone-age-lamps-and-torches-see-how-ancient-artists-illuminated-caves
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/paleolithic-lighting-systems-09771.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/archaeologists-recreated-three-common-kinds-of-paleolithic-cave-lighting/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9796-210618-paleolithic-cave-lighting

Similarly, a piece on the damage bat guano does to petroglyphs in caves:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/science/bats-guano-cave-art.html

... and we might as well also put here this study of 30 000 years bp 'hand stencils' at Gargas cave suggesting they depict 'sign language':

http://www.insidescience.org/news/cave-paintings-may-depict-ice-age-sign-language

Feature on Jane Austen's family links to slavery:

https://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Jane-Austen-family-link-to-abolition-movement-16247278.php

Parts of a cut up 16th century panel were reunited:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/acquisitions-june-2021

Feature on the fate of Hideki Tojo's body after execution:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/world/asia/japan-tojo-remains.html

On Caravaggio's Ecce Homo:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-06-14/el-eccehomo-atribuido-a-caravaggio-pertenecio-a-las-colecciones-reales.html

Latest 'hidden art' is a portrait by Modigliani:

https://hyperallergic.com/654555/oxia-palus-technology-reveals-hidden-modigliani-portrait/

Looking into a possible 'fetish' of Proust:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/cultural-comment/proust-and-the-sex-rats

Pondering whether Renaissance philosophy exists:

https://aeon.co/essays/there-was-no-such-thing-as-renaissance-philosophy

Feature on the rise of inequality:

https://aeon.co/essays/for-97-of-human-history-equality-was-the-norm-what-happened

Feature on the roots of rape culture:

https://aeon.co/essays/the-hypocrisies-of-rape-culture-have-medieval-roots

Feature on letterlocking:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210616-how-the-forgotten-tricks-of-letterlocking-shaped-history

Feature on Caravaggio's Supper at Emmaus:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210617-the-supper-at-emmaus-a-coded-symbol-hidden-in-a-masterpiece

Feature on the impact of graphs on various things:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/21/when-graphs-are-a-matter-of-life-and-death

Challenging Darwin's theory of sexual selection:

https://theconversation.com/darwin-got-sexual-selection-backwards-research-suggests-162711

cf; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/evo.14273

Pondering when the Anthropocene began:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/environment/the-human-epoch-when-did-the-anthropocene-begin

Feature on some solstice sites that aren't Stonehenge:

https://www.sapiens.org/column/field-trips/solstice-sites/

Review of Rosemary Hill, *Time's Witness*:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/times-witness-by-rosemary-hill-review-b72pb2nhl

Review of Scott Borchert, *Republic of Detours*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/15/books/review/republic-of-detours-scott-borchert.html

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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Add Chief Justice John Marshall to the list of folks revealed as major slaveowners:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/chief-justice-john-marshall-slaves/619160/

Feature on David Drake's 'poetic jars':

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/arts/design/-enslaved-potter-david-drake-museum.html

OpEd on how history is taught:

https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-fog-of-history-wars

On teaching race and history in the US:

http://www.wnyc.org/story/teaching-race-and-history-in-americas-schools/

... and scholarly reaction to current legislative efforts:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/16/arts/critical-race-theory-scholars.html

Assorted feature on China's cultural erasure of the Uyghurs:

https://www.volkskrant.nl/kijkverder/v/2021/how-china-is-destroying-the-uyghur-mosques~v440216/
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/06/12/hilton-hotel-built-xinjiang-china-bulldozes-mosque/
https://uhrp.org/bibliography/

Trying to preserve Mayan weaving traditions:

https://elpais.com/planeta-futuro/2021-06-12/las-tejedoras-mayas-que-defienden-sus-creaciones-como-memoria-historica-y-modelo-de-desarrollo.html

More on the University of Sheffield cut situation (various):

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/sheffields-department-of-archaeology-receives-massive-support-from-greece-3278569
https://www.thestar.co.uk/education/sheffield-student-slams-process-to-shut-down-department-of-archaeology-as-unethical-3277758
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/education/university-of-sheffield-release-full-explanation-of-cuts-to-archaeology-department-and-reveal-record-low-student-numbers-but-commit-to-still-taking-part-in-local-digs-3276457
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Three (possibly related) woolly mammoth skeletons found by gold miners in the Yukon:

https://www.livescience.com/yukon-miners-discover-woolly-mammoths.html

On the origins of brassica rapa:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/brassica-rapa-vegetable-domestication

More on the longevity of ancient chickens:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-murder-most-fowl-chickens-in-antiquity-lived-longer-1.9901105
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Nero:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/event/article-9696549/Nero-review-200-objects-exhibition-offers-fascinating-snapshot-imperial-Rome.html
https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/14/how-nasty-was-nero-really
https://www.forbes.com/sites/jonathonkeats/2021/06/17/was-nero-a-hero-seeking-to-rehabilitate-the-reviled-roman-emperor-the-british-museum-exposes-the-politics-of-duplicity/
https://hyperallergic.com/654479/what-to-make-of-nero-man-behind-myth-british-museum/

Pompeii (Georgia):

https://agenda.ge/en/news/2021/1618

Assyrian art:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/reviews/anatolia-to-babylonia-assyrian-art-at-getty-villa
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1877216/middle-east

Mardi Gras Shipwreck:

https://www.raynetoday.com/lifestyle/%E2%80%98mardi-gras-shipwreck%E2%80%99-exhibit-open-thursday

Slavery:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/podcast/slavery-at-the-rijksmuseum-leonora-carrington-and-a-rubens-reunion

Documenta:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/18/arts/documenta-deutsches-historisches-museum.html

Hilma af Klint:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jun/15/hilma-af-klints-miraculous-art-in-dialogue-with-spirits-she-found-her-own-voice
https://www.artgallery.nsw.gov.au/whats-on/exhibitions/hilma-af-klint/

Keros:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/16/keron-settlement-that-began-4500/

European Masterpieces:

https://theconversation.com/european-masterpieces-from-the-met-demonstrates-arts-power-to-speak-to-the-human-condition-160462

Australian impressionists:

https://theconversation.com/she-oak-and-sunlight-the-best-feelgood-show-i-have-seen-since-covid-158311
https://www.ngv.vic.gov.au/exhibition/she-oak-and-sunlight/

Nowashe Village:

https://www.wtnh.com/on-air/nyberg/nowashe-village-immersive-outdoor-museum-gives-first-hand-look-at-indigenous-life/

Becket:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/thomas-becket-is-5th-ave-a-future-pilgrimage-site-11623595741

Napoleon:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/napoleon-review-the-generals-garden-11624028579
https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/art-and-design/napoleon-s-stolen-masterpieces-the-plunder-that-formed-the-louvre-1.4589616

Weathervanes:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/weathervanes-get-their-second-wind

Treasure of Chianti:

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/life/family/2021/06/16/ancient-coins-discovered-fsu-team-view-italy/7688885002/

Golden Coach:

https://www.dw.com/en/controversial-golden-coach-becomes-museum-exhibit/a-57936853

The Egyptian Museum in Tahrir was marking World Music Day:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/105092/Egyptian-Museum-in-Tahrir-exhibits-22-unique-artifacts-in-celebration

The Acropolis Museum is celebrating its 12th birthday:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/20/acropolis-museum-12-today/

Feature on the Charlestown Shipwreck Treasure Museum:

https://www.cornwalllive.com/whats-on/whats-on-news/death-defying-treasure-seeking-pioneers-5537193

Feature on the Hatay Archaeology Museum:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/local-tourists-rush-to-hatay-archaeology-museum-165548

Feature on the soon-to-be-open Musee de Mariana at Lucciana:

https://www.francetvinfo.fr/culture/patrimoine/archeologie/la-corse-sapprete-a-ouvrir-un-nouveau-musee-archeologique-a-lucciana_4661357.amp

Feature on how COVID has affected Italy's museums:

https://www.euronews.com/travel/2021/06/17/colosseum-pompeii-how-have-italy-museums-changed-post-covid

On decolonizing efforts by European museums:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-06-13/los-museos-europeos-aspiran-a-descolonizarse.html

An apology from a Shanghai museum:

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/gender-diversity/article/3137871/chinese-art-museum-shanghai-apologises-and
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A 3000 years bp bronze Irish horn is coming to auction:

https://www.christies.com/features/a-remarkable-Bronze-Age-Irish-horn-11713-1.aspx

Assorted Scots history items too:

https://www.thenational.scot/news/19369804.rare-scots-history-collection-go-auction/

A Toulouse-Lautrec painting is coming to auction:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/105048/Rare-painting-by-Henri-de-Toulouse-Lautrec-to-be-auctioned

Big bucks for a gold medal cast to mark Henry VIII becoming head of the Church of England:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/632/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/632/pub/632/page/43/article/183949

Ethiopia managed to get some items pulled from a UK auction:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ethiopian-artifacts-pulled-british-auction-1234596039/
https://www.art-insider.com/uk-auction-removes-looted-objects-after-objections-from-ethiopian-embassy/2381

Sotheby's has delayed an auction of Bronte-related manuscripts:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57525932
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/17/uk-libraries-and-museums-unite-to-save-astonishing-lost-library-from-private-buyers
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/17/arts/design/bronte-sothebys-fundraiser.html

We mentioned this Van Gogh-friend painting purchased very cheaply in an antique shop:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/discovered-a-picture-by-van-gogh-s-colleague

Feature on how to buy art:

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2021/06/14/t-magazine/how-to-buy-art.html
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Reflecting on a decade of human genome analysis:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/sjcu-tyo061521.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210616113824.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/18/ten-years-of-ancient-genome-analysis-shows-what-it-means-to-be-human/

A new method might reveal what genes we inherited from Neanderthals:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-method-reveal-genes-inherited-neanderthals.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc--nmc061721.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210617115536.htm

Using DNA to postulate a population turnover in East Asia during the last Ice Age:

https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/05/last-ice-age-wiped-out-people-east-asia-well-europe
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9724-210528-asia-ancient-genomes

More on DNA connecting a couple of Viking burials 900 km apart:

https://www.icenews.is/2021/06/15/two-viking-era-skeletons-reunited-in-denmark-after-a-millennium/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/ancient-dna-finds-family-ties-between-viking-age-warriors/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/14/new-light-on-the-movement-of-the-vikings/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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More on machine learning and pot sherd sorting:

https://www.wvxu.org/post/archaeologists-beginning-leave-tedious-work-sorting-computers

More on using bacteria to clean heritage monuments:

https://www.dw.com/en/could-bacteria-help-save-historic-buildings-from-environmental-damage/a-57767479
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TOURISTY THINGS
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The Taj Mahal has reopened:

https://www.dw.com/en/coronavirus-digest-taj-mahal-reopens-as-india-cases-slow/a-57914558

German castle road:

https://www.dw.com/en/german-castle-road-a-scenic-route-to-the-past/g-57775372

Uros Islands:

https://matadornetwork.com/read/visiting-lake-titicacas-uros-islands-experience-peruvian-indigenous-traditions/
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Atalanta Forever:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-57427065

Feature on Josquin:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/21/the-musical-mysteries-of-josquin

Feature on Aeschylia 2021:

https://www.athina984.gr/en/2021/06/17/me-22-ekdiloseis-erchontai-ta-aischyleia-2021/

The Regensburger Domspatzen boy's church choir is opening to girls:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-57510809
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CRIME BEAT
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Something about money laundering and art sales:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/19/arts/design/money-laundering-art-market.html

I suspect this is the category for a pair of 17th century European paintings found at a roadside dumpster in Germany:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/19/europe/german-police-paintings-dumpster-scli-grm-intl/index.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-57536940
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/german-police-say-17th-century-paintings-found-highway-dumpster-n1271371

conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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A list of the 1127 Benin Bronzes held by German museums:

https://www.cp3c.org/benin-bronzes/

... and pondering whether the Queen will return hers:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/double-loot-of-queen-s-bronze

The Met returned two Benin bronzes:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/benin-bronzes-metropolitan-museum-barnaby-phillips/

Feature on some artifacts 'stolen' from Nepal:

https://kathmandutribune.com/nepals-stolen-artifacts/
https://english.onlinekhabar.com/some-historic-idols-stolen-from-nepal-have-returned-home-challenges-galore-have-stopped-others.html

Some German citizens returned some items to Mexico:

https://www.dw.com/en/mexico-recovers-archaeological-pieces-from-germany/a-57930126

The Smithsonian returned a pre-Inca gold item to Peru:

https://hyperallergic.com/654025/smithsonian-repatriates-pre-incan-gold-ornament-to-peru/

More on US returns to Cambodia:

https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/cambodia-artifacts-new-york/index.html
https://www.occrp.org/en/27-ccwatch/cc-watch-briefs/14619-u-s-returns-3-8-million-worth-of-looted-artifacts-to-cambodia
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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n24.html

... and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n25.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Elizabeth French:

https://www.classics.cam.ac.uk/news/it-immense-sadness-faculty-reports-elizabeth-lisa-french-passed-away-yesterday-cambridge-10

Xu Yuanchong:

https://en.appledaily.com/prominent-translator-of-chinese-literary-classics-dies/AVEJELKLZ5GCRJ4UGFU54BG5JU

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3079-audio-news-from-archaeologica-june-6-through-june-12-2021
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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

http://www.archaeology.org/news/

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

https://www.sapiens.org/category/archaeology/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/
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PODCASTS/VODCASTS
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Archaeosoup:

http://www.youtube.com/user/Archaeos0up?feature=watch

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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