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explorator 24.10 June 27, 2021
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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,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Magnus Fiskesjö,
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 skull found in China back in the 1930s that was previously classified as homo heidelbergensis is now being touted as a new species: homo longi:

https://www.livescience.com/dragon-man-human-species.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210625120419.htm
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/science/dragon-man-skull-china.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/25/massive-human-head-in-chinese-well-forces-scientists-to-rethink-evolution
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57432104
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9725059/Archaeology-Dragon-Man-150-000-years-ago-replace-Neanderthals-closest-relative.html
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/641/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/641/pub/641/page/36/article/187880
https://theconversation.com/homo-longi-extinct-human-species-that-may-replace-neanderthals-as-our-closest-relatives-found-in-china-163328
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/146000-year-old-fossil-dubbed-dragon-man-might-be-one-our-closest-relatives-180978062/

... while Israel is also claiming a new species find being dubbed the 'nesher ramla homo':

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-nesher-ramla-homo-fossil-discovery.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/tu-ant062321.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/bu-nfd062221.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210624141540.htm
https://www.livescience.com/unknown-human-ancestor-israel.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/24/fossilised-bones-found-in-israel-could-belong-to-extinct-humans
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57586315
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9722109/Archaeology-Nesher-Ramla-Homo-new-type-ancient-human-discovered-Israel.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/new-prehistoric-human-unknown-to-science-discovered-in-israel-671949
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-new-type-of-ancient-human-discovered-in-israel-homo-nesher-ramla-1.9935799
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2021-06-24/hallado-en-israel-un-misterioso-grupo-humano-que-pudo-originar-a-los-neandertales.html
https://www.reuters.com/world/middle-east/meet-nesher-ramla-early-human-discovered-an-israeli-cement-site-2021-06-24/
https://inews.co.uk/news/science/archaeologists-discover-new-early-human-israel-middle-east-1069872
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/06/25/new-early-human-found-israel-fossil-site-neanderthal-ancestor/5343087001/
https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/300342090/archaeologists-in-israel-discover-evidence-of-new-species-of-human
https://www.livescience.com/unknown-human-ancestor-israel.html
https://science.sciencemag.org/content/372/6549/1424.full
https://www.sciencealert.com/scientists-have-found-hints-of-a-previously-unknown-type-of-ancient-human
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/06/a-new-type-of-homo-unknown-to-science.html?m=1
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/25/new-fossil-discovery-from-israel-points-to-complicated-evolutionary-process/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9809-210625-israel-nesher-ramla

... and this morning, apparently Israeli archaeologists believe nesher ramla and longi are the same species:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/israel-archaeologists-chinese-hominin-dragon-man-may-be-homo-nesher-1.9937326

DNA recovered from the sediment of Denisova Cave (Siberia) suggests three distinct groups of humans (and plenty of animals) occupied the site over a 300 000 year span:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-dna-sediment-reveals-epic-history.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210623113857.htm
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-archaeologists-discover-who-really-lived-in-siberia-s-denisova-cave-1.9931811
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/denisovans-were-the-first-hominins-to-arrive-at-denisova-cave/
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2021/06/ancient-siberian-cave-hosted-neanderthals-denisovans-and-modern-humans-possibly-same
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9807-210624-denisova-cave-dna

Another feature on the intelligence of Neanderthals:

https://www.sciencefocus.com/comment/neanderthals-werent-just-smart-they-might-have-taught-humans-a-thing-or-two/

Evidence (new?) Neanderthals reached Naxos 200 000 years bp:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/21/neanderthals-early-humans-reached-greek-island-of-naxos-200000-years-ago/

On the connection between apes and humans:

https://www.sapiens.org/biology/ape-conservation-human-evolution/

More on Neanderthals and homo sapiens apparently 'meeting' in the Negev:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-did-modern-humans-and-neanderthals-really-meet-in-the-negev-1.9925572

In case you missed the suggestion that 30 000 years bp 'hand stencils' from Gargas Cave might be 'sign language':

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

In case you missed the new method of finding genes modern humans inherited from Neanderthals and Denisovans:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc--nmc061721.php
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9802-210621-genes-machine-learning
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AFRICA
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Illicit antiquities trade concerns in Mali:

https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2021-06-23-malis-global-illicit-antiquities-trade-is-decimating-the-nations-rich-cultural-heritage/

Feature on Old Dongola:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/the-deserted-capital-of-old-dongola/139567
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 2300 years bp fragment of mummy linen wrap in New Zealand has been matched to a fragment at the Getty:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/education/125550494/artefact-created-2300-years-ago-contains-text-from-the-book-of-the-dead
https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/SC2106/S00060/300bce-mummy-shroud-fragment-in-nz-finds-match-in-us.htm
https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-lifestyle/star-entertainment/mystery-unraveling-around-2300yo-egyptian-mummy-shroud

A man and his mother-in-law were killed while illegally excavating near the Giza pyramids:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/man-his-mother-in-law-die-while-illegally-excavating-antiquities-at-giza-pyramids/

More on that 26th Dynasty stela find by an Egyptian farmer:

https://www.livescience.com/farmer-finds-ancient-egypt-stela.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/biblical-era-egyptian-stele-discovered-by-farmer-671706
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9725781/Farmer-stumbles-2-600-year-old-tablet-pharaoh-strangled-death-subjects.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/farmer-stumbles-2600-year-old-egyptian-carving-180978045/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9799-210620-egypt-stela-apries

More on Egyptian sources for copper in the Third Intermediate Period:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/pharaohs-mummy-figurines-source-ancient-egyptian-copper-1234596386/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/18/egyptian-canaanite-copper-trade-was-going-strong-during-the-early-iron-age/

More on plans to look for more evidence of Ramesses III's activities in Arabia:

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

Concerns for assorted old mosques in Egypt:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/06/ancient-mosques-egypt-await-rescue

A study of 'lost Jewish surnames' in Alexandria:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/ex-israel-envoy-reveals-forgotten-jewish-surnames-in-alexandria-egypt-671591

A 13 000 years bp comet strike (possibly depicted at Gobekli Tepe) is being suggested as a civilization inducing event (or something like that):

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210624114509.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/comet-strike-may-have-sparked-key-shift-in-human-civilization/139564

Remains of a 4000 years bp (previously unknown) city in southern Iraq:

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/24834-Russian-archaeologists-discover-4,000-year-old-city-in-southern-Iraq
https://shafaq.com/en/Iraq-News/Russian-archaeologists-discover-a-4-000-year-old-city-south-of-raq

A dig at a Neolithic site in Sanliurfa is under way:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/neolithic-archaeological-work-begins-in-turkeys-sanliurfa

... as is a 'rescue excavation' at the Tozkoparan Mound in Turkey's Tunceli province:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/tuncelis-tozkoparan-mound-hosts-new-archaeological-excavations/news

Feature on the 3200 years bp Yazilikaya Rock Temple in Turkey and its 'underworld' connections:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/crazy-archeological-find-is-there-an-underworld-under-the-earth-671590
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/hittite-rock-art-cosmological-view-hattusa-1234597021/

Searching for the site of the Battle of Manzikert (1071):

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/experts-look-for-traces-of-crucial-anatolia-battle-165711

More on the 2800 years bp Urartian 'castle' from Van:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/2-800-year-old-urartian-castle-discovered-in-eastern-turkey-165584
https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/26/2800-year-old-castle-urartu-civilization-turkey/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/castle-urartu-turkey-1234596501/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-discover-2800-year-old-castle-eastern-turkey-180978035/
https://www.archaeology.org/9797-210620-turkey-castle-walls

Russia is leading the way in restoration of Palmyra:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/06/russia-gains-foothold-syrias-palmyra-through-archaeological-restoration

Latest military-connected 'excavations', this time in Jendires:

https://www.syriahr.com/en/218387/
http://www.hawarnews.com/en/haber/new-grave-violations-documented-in-afrin-destruction-sabotage-of-antiquities-and-human-trafficking-h25381.html

More on the 'military memorial mound' at Tell Banat:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/archaeologists-propose-4500-year-old-burial-mound-was-worlds-first-military-memorial-180977981/

Feature on religious sites in Iron Age Transjordan:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/06/temples-cult-places-transjordan

The latest conflict in Gaza apparently damaged Palestinian antiquities:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/06/count-gaza-antiquities-among-casualties-israel-hamas-war

Feature on an 8th century BCE earthquake in Israel and the archaeological evidence for it:

https://www.thetorah.com/article/israels-earthquake-8th-century-bce

More on that 'evil eye' amulet:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/amulet-against-evil-eye-offers-look-at-jewish-life-in-talmudic-israel-669202

More on that 1000 years bp egg:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/fossil-friday-1000-year-old-egg-israel-35252/

Feature on the search for Abraham's father (Terah):

https://watchjerusalem.co.il/1233-has-abrahams-father-terah-been-discovered

Not sure if this is a 'new' ancient Judean date palm 'resurrection' or not:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09m0v4x/extinct-tree-from-the-time-of-jesus-rises-from-the-dead
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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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Remains of a 2nd century BCE Roman military camp from northern Portugal:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-experts-roman-soldiers-conquer-northwest.html
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31916/20210625/taking-high-ground-ancient-roman-camp-used-cross-mountains-northwest.htm
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/06/experts-discover-camp-used-by-10000.html?m=1

Roman (and Saxon) finds from a Worcestershire housing development:

https://www.eveshamjournal.co.uk/news/19390303.ancient-roman-saxon-site-found-worcestershire-housing-development/

Hopes for Roman finds from an ongoing dig at a development site in Gloucester's King's Square:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-57596953
https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/gloucester-news/archaeologists-excavate-kings-quarter-redevelopment-5561104

A Roman seal ring (100-50 BCE) from a site in the Pyrenees:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61633

Excavations at Claros are continuing and under way:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/cult-statues-under-restoration-in-oldest-oracle-center-165704

Excavations at the villa of Theodoric at Galeata have resumed (Italian):

https://www.ilrestodelcarlino.it/forl%C3%AC/cronaca/nuovo-scavo-a-galeata-altre-scoperte-1.6510515

Plenty of press attention for the opening-to-the-public of the Colosseum's hypogeum:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/25/underground-tunnels-of-romes-colosseum-fully-opened-to-public
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/26/world/europe/colosseum-underground-opens.html
https://www.thelocal.it/20210626/colosseums-underground-labyrinth-restored-to-eerie-splendour
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/colosseum-rome-underground-hypogea/index.html
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/colosseums-visitors-finally-stand-among-ghosts-lions-gladiators-2021-06-25/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/641/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/641/pub/641/page/49/article/187907
https://www.cbs.com/shows/cbs_this_morning/video/YM9G56paEBRBoRwdCBfovVlik0mWCOXd/after-massive-restoration-rome-s-iconic-arena-opens-up-substructure-under-main-stage/
https://billingsgazette.com/news/world/the-heart-of-romes-colosseum-reopens-to-the-public/video_e674d2ce-b4e8-503c-8527-6c6826ba1a8f.html
https://www.timesunion.com/entertainment/article/Colosseum-tourists-can-go-underground-to-see-16273971.php
https://news.yahoo.com/heart-romes-colosseum-reopens-public-114855065.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61651

Nice feature on the current excavations at Falerii Novi:

https://theconversation.com/unearthing-falerii-novis-secrets-in-the-hot-italian-summer-an-archaeologist-reports-from-the-dig-162527

A study/inspection of the Idaean Cave:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/24/inspection-of-the-idaean-cave/

Plans for a dig to find more of Buxton's Roman past:

https://www.buxtonadvertiser.co.uk/news/people/uncovering-the-secrets-of-roman-buxton-going-back-thousands-of-years-3281979

Hyping an upcoming dig at Birdoswald Roman fort:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cumbria-57612323
https://cumbriacrack.com/2021/06/25/major-new-archaeological-dig-for-birdoswald-revealed/
https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19400064.penrith-mp-backs-excavation-birdoswald-hadrians-wall/
https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19395961.major-excavation-birdoswald-hadrians-wall-cumbria/

Turkey plans to restore the Temple of Zeus Lepsynos:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/22/restore-temple-of-zeus-lepsynos/

The Lycabettus HIll is getting a 'makeover':

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/22/lycabettus-hill-major-makeover/

Fundraising to restore a Roman kiln 'in a museum cellar' in Highgate Wood:

https://www.hamhigh.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/outnumbered-stars-call-for-return-of-highgate-kiln-8074524

Feature on damage to antiquities from Beirut's port blast a while ago:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/style/2021/06/23/lebanon-beirut-port-blast-repairing-rare-glass-artifacts-wedeman-pkg-ctw-intl-ldn-vpx.cnn

Feature on the 'whitewashing' of Rome:

https://aeon.co/essays/colonialism-is-built-on-the-rubble-of-a-false-idea-of-ancient-rome

More on the 4th century necropolis find from a palace garden in Hvar:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9708063/Archaeology-Ancient-necropolis-dating-4th-century-garden-Croatian-palace.html

More on the 'mini Pompeii' found beneath a Verona theatre:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ancient-roman-hotel-discovered-verona-1234596570/

Review of Powell, *Greek Poems to the Gods*:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/singing-to-the-gods-a-millennium-s-span-of-ancient-greek-hymns-gloriously-portrayed

Reviewish/interviewish with Aaron Poochigian about his new Aristophanes translation:

https://www.lareviewofbooks.org/article/patriotic-obscenity-aaron-poochigian-and-the-comedy-of-aristophanes

Feature on Brittany DeMone's work with ancient coins at the Nickle Galleries:

https://www.ucalgary.ca/news/doctoral-candidate-shines-light-past-nickle-galleries

Feature on the HIERON network's research into Greek sanctuaries:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2021/06/network-on-greek-sanctuaries-leads-to-new-perspectives-on-antiquity

Feature on ancient Roman slave collars:

https://daily.jstor.org/slave-collars-in-ancient-rome/

Feature on some Greek 'pyramids':

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/the-greek-pyramids/139575

Feature on what people were eating in Italy 2000 years bp:

https://www.inverse.com/innovation/how-technology-reveals-the-ancient-kitchen

A (large) project to resurrect garum:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/garum-fish-sauce

Feature on portraiture in Greek bronzes:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/06/21/the-birth-of-portraiture-bronzes-from-the-hellenistic-age/

Feature on the myth of Daphne:

https://theconversation.com/friday-essay-rethinking-the-myth-of-daphne-a-woman-who-chooses-eternal-silence-over-sexual-assault-162521

Feature on Roman olive oil and military activities in Croatia:

https://www.oliveoiltimes.com/business/europe/pottery-shards-in-croatia-reveal-roman-olive-oil-and-military-history/95723

Folks might be interested in a registry of sites in Greece:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1163333/archaeological-site-registry-available-online/

Feature on (Greek) Bactria:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/21/bactria-the-ancient-greek-state-in-afghanistan-video/

Feature on daily life in ancient Athens:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/22/everyday-life-in-ancient-athens/

Feature on ancient Greek ideas of beauty:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/24/ancient-greek-beauty-standards-would-you-be-beautiful/

Feature on the Pythagorean comma:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/22/ancient-greek-mathematician-philosopher-created-pythagorean-comma/

Feature on some of ancient Greece's astronomical discoveries:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/22/four-amazing-astronomical-discoveries-from-ancient-greece/

Feature on a krater depicting the death of Orpheus:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/tattooed-thracians-killing-orpheus/

Feature on Greek fire:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/23/greek-fire/

Feature on the Labours of Hercules:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/25/twelve-labors-of-hercules-exemplify-greek-mythology/

Feature on ancient Greek music:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/25/rediscovering-the-music-of-the-ancient-greeks-video/

Feature on ten ancient Greek temples:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/24/ancient-greek-temples/

Feature on some Greek ruins in Italy:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/24/the-breathtaking-ancient-greek-ruins-of-italy-photos/

On the origins of the word 'lesbian':

https://www.rte.ie/lifestyle/living/2021/0621/1229478-queer-history-lesson-the-history-behind-the-word-lesbian/

Another feature on Plato's Allegory of the Cave:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/22/plato-allegory-cave-connection-present-greece/
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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 a 14 000 years bp female from the Iberian peninsula (dubbed Linya):

https://www.classicult.it/en/homo-sapiens-linya-lived-in-the-northeast-of-the-iberian-peninsula-14000-years-ago/

A 6000+ years bp submerged settlement site spotted off the coast of Croatia:

https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/archaeologists-discover-sunken-croatia-settlement-v664a23b2
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/archaeologist-discovers-6000-year-old-island-settlement-off-croatian-coast-2021-06-24/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9811-210625-croatia-neolithic-settlement

Some West Kerry petroglyphs may be 4500 years old:

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/kerryman/news/west-kerry-rock-art-may-be-4500-years-old-40569276.html

A study of Bronze Age Scandinavia copper trading networks:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210617115530.htm

Halstaat-era sturctures and burials from Colmar:

http://www.antea-archeologie.com/news/97/92/Decouverte-d-une-sepulture-de-l-age-du-Fer-exceptionnellement-conservee-a-Colmar-Haut-Rhin.html

A 2500 years bp Iberian sculpture of some sort (bad photo) from a Cosa Blanca farm:

https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2021/06/23/experts-say-costa-blanca-find-of-ancient-sculpture-dates-back-to-the-fifth-century-bc-in-spain/

A study based on finds from the Iron Age settlement of Broxmouth suggests folks kept 'mementos'/ were reluctant to throw things away for quite a while:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-tradition-mementos-memory-dates-years.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoy-tok062121.php
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jun/22/iron-age-people-emotionally-attached-objects-researcher
https://edition.cnn.com/2021/06/22/europe/mementos-death-scn-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19399901.broxmouth-hillfort-study-reveals-clues-ancient-people-kept-loved-ones-mundane-keepsakes/
https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19392954.iron-age-people-sentimental-say-university-york-researchers/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/iron-age-scotland-residents-kept-mementos-of-dead-loved-ones-study-671843
https://www.sciencealert.com/we-might-have-been-keeping-mementos-of-loved-ones-for-thousands-of-years
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/22/tradition-of-keeping-mementos-dates-back-at-least-2000-years/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9804-210622-scotland-roundhouse-mementos

Finds from various periods from a dig at Irchester's Chester House Estate:

https://www.northantstelegraph.co.uk/news/people/irchester-historic-chester-house-estate-dig-unearths-pottery-roman-coins-beads-and-a-building-3284897

A study suggests that being 'Anglo-Saxon' was a matter of language and culture, not genetics:

https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2021/06/being-anglo-saxon-a-matter-of-language-and-culture--not-genetics.html
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-anglo-saxon-ancestry-mutable.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/p-aaw061621.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uos-baw062321.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210623144901.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/24/being-anglo-saxon-was-a-matter-of-language-and-culture-not-genetics/

Parts of the keel of the Gjellestad ship were to be 'lifted' this past week:

https://norwaytoday.info/news/photo-the-keel-of-the-gjellestad-viking-ship-will-be-lifted-from-the-ground-on-tuesday/

Not sure if we mentioned this 12th century bathhouse found in a Spanish tapas bar in Seville:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210617-the-discovery-of-spains-hidden-bathhouse

Evidence of a medieval cloister and plenty of burials from a church garden in Pisa (Italian):

https://www.meteoweb.eu/2021/06/scoperta-archeologica-in-pieno-centro-storico-a-pisa/1699881/

Three 13th century gold coins found by a metal detectorist in Norfolk:

https://www.livescience.com/gold-coin-hoard-black-death.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-57520248
https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/gold-coin-dating-back-black-death-found-metal-detectorist-1062161
https://www.derehamtimes.co.uk/news/rare-leopard-coin-found-in-norfolk-8072516
https://newseu.cgtn.com/news/2021-06-20/Rare-13th-century-gold-coins-found-in-the-UK--11fBc3He8w0/index.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9806-210624-medieval-gold-coins

More on individual burials of plague victims in Cambridgeshire:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9701765/Medieval-plague-victims-buried-individually-considerable-care.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/22/medieval-plague-victims-were-buried-individually-with-considerable-care/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/some-black-death-victims-were-buried-care-not-mass-graves-180978025/

More on rethinking medieval 'graverobbing':

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-graves-reopened.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/archaeologists-explore-medieval-grave-robbing-phenomenon-671687
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31817/20210620/unraveling-mysteries-europeans-re-opening-graves-1-400-years-ago.htm
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/why-did-medieval-people-reopen-graves-180978034/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9800-210620-europe-grave-reopening

A Devon farmer was fined for ploughing historical land:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-57558098

A 'refurb' of Nottingham Castle is in the works:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-57490256

Lava from the Fagradalsfjall volcano is getting in the way of mapping sites in Iceland:

https://grapevine.is/news/2021/06/22/archeologists-fight-lava-to-map-out-ancient-monuments/

Funding to protect a number of sites in Co Sligo:

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/funding-to-protect-archaeology-sites-40563859.html

Feature on the search for submerged Alpine sites:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/hidden-treasures-how-science-is-helping-unearth-ancient-submerged-alpine-settlements/46686036

Feature on how prehistoric communities on the British coast dealt with rising sea levels:

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/long-reads/prehistory-rising-sea-levels-islands-b1866339.html

Feature on the ethnically-diverse crew of the Mary Rose:

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-wales-57601942

A virtual reconstruction of Lincoln Castle in Henry II's time:

https://www.lincolnshirelive.co.uk/news/lincoln-news/reconstruction-shows-lincoln-castle-seen-5554618

Review of Alice Roberts, *Ancestors*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/26/ancestors-by-alice-roberts-review-a-story-of-movement-and-migration

There's a judicial review under way of the Stonehenge tunnel decision:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jun/23/stonehenge-road-tunnel-grant-shapps-go-ahead-unlawful-high-court-told

... and potential Heritage Status ramifications:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-57586416
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/unesco-weighs-changes-to-stonehenges-cultural-heritage-status-180978058/

Venice might be in danger of getting 'endangered' status:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/venice-unesco-endangered-list/index.html

Feature on anti-Semitism in 1850s Europe:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/how-were-jews-discriminated-in-the-1850s-in-europe-671908
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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 a 1000 years bp bridge from Kaifeng City:

https://www.manilatimes.net/2021/06/27/news/world/1000-yr-old-bridge-discovered-in-china/1804757

Overview of recent finds made in various digs along the Silk Road:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2021-06/21/content_77577354.htm

Feature on the Niya ruins:

https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/incredible-xinjiang-niya-ruins%EF%BC%9Aa-mysterious-civilization-buried-in-desert

A study of skeletal remains at Kyoto University identified a 3 000 years bp shark attack victim:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-year-old-shark-victim.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoo-3sa062321.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210623141647.htm
https://www.livescience.com/shark-attack-victim-3000-years-ago.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/06/24/asia/shark-attack-japan-scn-intl-scli/index.html
https://news.sky.com/story/man-who-died-3-000-years-ago-with-790-injuries-is-earliest-known-shark-attack-victim-12340152
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/3000-year-old-shark-attack-victim-found-by-oxford-led-researchers/139557
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352409X21002777?dgcid=author
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/cold-case-files-archaeologists-discover-3000-year-old-victim-of-shark-attack/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/25/3000-year-old-shark-attack-victim-found-by-oxford-led-researchers/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9808-210624-japan-shark-attack

25000 years bp petroglyphs from Madyah Pradesh:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bhopal/madhya-pradesh-25000-year-old-rock-paintings-found-in-buxwah/articleshow/83704261.cms

Evidence favourable monsoons contributed to paddy cultivation in Vidarbha:

https://indianexpress.com/article/india/favourable-monsoon-3000-years-ago-saw-dominance-of-paddy-cultivation-in-arid-vidarbha-study-7369738/

A celt manufacturing site (date?) from Tamil Nadu (note: not Celtic):

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/jun/22/team-finds-celt-manufacturing-areas-in-north-tn-2319693.html

Coin moulds (200 BCE-100 CE) conected to the Malavas dynasty (?) from Nagar Fort in Tonk:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/jaipur/coin-moulds-of-malavas-era-found-in-tonk/articleshow/83855896.cms

Agricultural activities threaten Iron Age sites near Hyderabad:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/3500-yr-old-iron-age-structures-facing-threat-from-agri-activities/articleshow/83759429.cms

Concerns for Iron Age megalithic burial sites at Kandur:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2021/jun/23/archaeologists-see-threat-to-iron-age-megalithic-burial-sites-at-kandur-2320164.html
https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/230621/3500-year-old-relics-in-kandur-village-of-mahbubnagar-cry-for-attent.html

Domestic tourism is straining Tibet's historic sites:

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/politics/article/3138141/tibets-historic-sites-facing-strain-domestic-tourism-boom

More on shipwrecks found off the coast of Singapore:

https://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/from-seabed-to-a-museum-how-divers-recovered-artefacts-from-singapores-historic-shipwrecks
http://epaper.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202106/23/WS60d26b00a31099a2343576de.html
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A study of bones from Kangaroo Island to determine the effect of later human settlement there:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/cu-abp062021.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210621104253.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/22/ancient-bones-provide-clues-about-kangaroo-islands-past-and-future/

More on Rio Tinto's treatment of Aboriginal objects:

http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/641/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/641/pub/641/page/94/article/188010

More on the Maori connection to Antarctica:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/maori-polynesian-antarctica-history-conservation

Reviewish/Interviewish on the current 'Dark Emu' debate:

https://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/breakfast/book-ignites-debate-lives-indigenous-australians-precolonisation/13410376
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A 2000 years bp burial (maybe) found at a Columbus (Ind.) construcion site:

http://www.therepublic.com/2021/06/22/bones-found-at-court-services-center-construction-site-are-2000-to-3000-years-old/
http://www.therepublic.com/2021/06/23/bones_estimated_to_be_several_thousand_years_old/
https://fox59.com/news/2-millennia-old-bones-discovered-during-construction-in-columbus/
https://ohionewstime.com/2000-year-old-bone-found-in-columbus-a-construction-site/191009/

A dig at the 17th century Gresham Estate in Edgewater (Maryland) is under way:

https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/ac-cn-archaeology-tour-gresham-estate-20210621-xtc4j2di4ffyblvgedvb3oyikq-story.html

A multi-year dig at an 1850s cemetery in Missouri has come to an end:

https://www.alestlelive.com/news/article_0400b0cc-d3bd-11eb-b5a8-cf151f4eca58.html

Overviewish piece on finds from Fort Michilimackinac:

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2021/06/24/fort-michilimackinac-digging-archaeology-excavation/7521491002/

A dig at Fort Kaskasia State Park is excavating a fort associated with Lewis and Clark:

https://herald-review.com/news/local/history/watch-now-archaeological-students-discover-new-clues-at-buried-american-fort/video_8c292b04-74e0-53ac-b476-7eb97c79dd5c.html

A pair of skulls found in Lake Jackson (Florida) are considered 'archaeological':

https://www.wctv.tv/2021/06/23/update-2-skulls-found-lake-jackson-an-archaeological-find-according-leon-county-deputies/
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/06/24/leon-county-residents-react-human-skulls-found-lake-jackson-being-ruled-an-archaeological-find/

Remains of Albany's earliest public water system (hollow tree trunks!) were found during repair work:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Albany-Water-pulls-wooden-main-from-street-near-16268984.php

Controversy over some (stolen?) Civil War gold in Pennsylvania:

https://www.timesunion.com/living/article/Affidavit-FBI-feared-Pennsylvania-would-seize-16272244.php

More burials found relating to the Tulsa Race Massacre:

https://www.ktul.com/news/local/graves-search-update
https://www.enidnews.com/news/state/archaeologists-finish-exhumation-of-bodies-in-tulsa-cemetery/article_bf1ae840-d5f8-11eb-8326-1b83f0e3a9b5.html
https://www.okcfox.com/news/local/crews-completing-excavation-portion-in-the-search-form-mass-graves-at-oaklawn-cemetery

... while remains of at least one person found shows evidence of trauma:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/06/26/tulsa-massacre-body-found-bullet/
https://www.newson6.com/story/60d53cff0d8aaa0bf50fd248/state-archaeologist:-man-found-in-mass-grave-bears-evidence-of-trauma

A study of tobacco pipes used by various Native groups:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoia-uot062221.php
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-tobacco-pipes-native-groups-story.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/use-of-tobacco-pipes-by-native-groups-tells-story-of-regional-diversity/139554

They're mapping the Black cemetery at Colonial Williamsburg:

https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/williamsburg/colonial-williamsburg-mapping-historic-black-cemetery/

A time capsule from a Calhoun monument was opened:

https://www.postandcourier.com/news/local_state_news/contents-of-long-buried-calhoun-monument-time-capsule-surprise-archaeologists/article_a960d688-d42f-11eb-a7b5-5f172f2eb756.html

Feature on late colonial Pensacola:

https://www.pnj.com/story/news/2021/06/20/archaeological-traces-late-colonial-buildings-linger-pensacola/7713469002/

Damage to the Calusa mounds by 'illegal shelling':

https://nbc-2.com/news/local/2021/06/23/calusa-mounds-disturbed-by-illegal-shelling/

Questioning the 'official account' of the Aptucxet Trading Post in Bourne:

https://www.capecodtimes.com/news/

More on that 'slave badge' found at the College of Charleston:

https://www.postandcourier.com/moultrie-news/community-news/college-of-charleston-faculty-students-discover-slave-badge-on-campus/article_e77b4972-d03c-11eb-b5a5-ff75474de5d6.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/slave-badge-found-charleston-180978055/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9803-210622-charleston-slave-badge

More on 6000 years bp beaver castoreum being detected on an atlatl dart from the Yukon:

https://www.livescience.com/beaver-anal-secretion-yukon-ancient-dart.html

More on 9000 years bp obsidian flakes originating in Oregon in Lake Huron:

https://www.bendbulletin.com/localstate/researchers-trace-ancient-obsidian-in-lake-huron-to-central-oregon/article_0481666a-d52d-11eb-b987-ebe7a8e28b33.html
https://scitechdaily.com/underwater-archaeology-team-finds-9000-year-old-stone-tool-artifacts/

Feature on Cahokia:

https://theconversation.com/cahokian-culture-spread-across-eastern-north-america-1-000-years-ago-in-an-early-example-of-diaspora-130106

Review of Philip D'Anieri, *Appalachian Trail*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/25/books/review/the-appalachian-trail-philip-danieri.html
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Pondering evidence the ancient Maya had parks:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/uoc-dta062221.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/06/210622125316.htm
https://phys.org/news/2021-06-ancient-maya.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/23/did-the-ancient-maya-have-parks/

Remains of an 18th century (?) shipwreck from an Antiqua dockyard:

https://antiguaobserver.com/archaeologists-hail-discovery-of-colossal-centuries-old-ship-in-dockyard/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9810-210625-antigua-wooden-hull

Latest finds suggesting Maya elite lived in Teotihuacan:

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/06/maya-elite-lived-in-teotihuacan-latest-findings-reveal/

Feature on the Maya city of Coba:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/find-paradise-in-ancient-maya-city-coba/

Major funding for archaeology along the 'Maya train' route:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/controversial-maya-train-project-receives-usd42-billion-grant-for-archaeological-research-and-conservation
https://elpais.com/mexico/2021-06-20/13911-restos-arqueologicos-los-incomodos-obstaculos-desenterrados-en-la-ruta-del-tren-maya.html

Assorted colonial ruins in Mexico were damaged in various ways this week:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-mexico-colonial-shattered-truck.html
https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/jun/24/in-mexico-colonial-ruins-shattered-by-truck-rains/
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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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Rembrandt's Night Watch has been restored to its original size:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/jun/23/ai-helps-return-rembrandts-the-night-watch-to-original-size
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/arts/design/rembrandt-night-watch-artificial-intelligence.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-57588270
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61640
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/24/the-night-watch-is-complete-again/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-edges-rembrandts-night-watch-are-restored-using-artificial-intelligence-180978056/

... while Rembrandt's Adoration of the Magi was rediscovered in Rome:

https://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cultura/arte/2021/06/22/rembrandt-ritrovato-a-roma-la-scoperta_22baa3ef-bed4-48d4-8127-458a64a6bd6c.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-06-26/descubren-una-posible-obra-de-rembrandt-en-una-coleccion-privada-de-roma.html

A possible Durer in a German church:

https://www.dw.com/en/possible-d%C3%BCrer-work-draws-art-lovers-to-church/a-57989014

On how long it took to see violet:

https://psyche.co/ideas/why-it-took-us-thousands-of-years-to-see-the-colour-violet

Studying what's in some 150 years bp 'shipwreck beer':

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210622-how-shipwrecked-yeasts-could-change-the-taste-of-your-beer
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1002/jib.641

Suggestion that Blake had hyperphantasia:

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57419544

A Van Gogh drawing hidden in a book:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/van-gogh-found-tucked-into-a-novel

Feature on use of grain in various ancient cultures:

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01681-w

Feature on St Helena as the first archaeologist:

https://www.qgazette.com/articles/st-helena-the-first-archaeologist/

Feature on Thomas Wise and his 'literary scandal':

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/books/article-9722841/How-rare-books-expert-owned-Bronte-familys-papers-exposed-forger.html

Feature on ancient ideas of what a 'city' was:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/jun/22/the-real-urban-jungle-how-ancient-societies-reimagined-what-cities-could-be

Feature on the search for the crew of a WWII bomber in Arundel:

https://www.chichester.co.uk/news/people/the-arundel-bomber-work-begins-to-recover-remains-of-american-b-24-liberator-aircrew-3285132

Feature on the Doukhobors:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210623-canadas-little-known-russian-sect

Feature on the halo in art:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210623-the-halo-a-symbol-that-spread-around-the-world

On the oldest currency still in use:

https://www.mindbounce.com/trivia/the-oldest-currency-still-in-use-is-the/

(late) feature on Father's Day:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/06/20/fathers-day-history-sonora-smart-dodd/

Feature on 19th century botanist Isabella Allen:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-57601841

The annual look at folks marking Solstice at Stonehenge:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-crowds-stonehenge-solstice-advice.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-57550606

Feature on the origin of black pepper:

https://www.thecitizen.in/index.php/en/NewsDetail/index/9/20541/Journey-to-the-Origin-of-Black-Pepper

A history of espionage in the SAR:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3137711/spies-hong-kong-mainland-chinese-agents-and

Marking the 400th anniversary of The Anatomy of Melancholy:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/jun/27/be-not-solitary-be-not-idle-secrets-of-400-year-old-self-help-book-unlocked

Feature on 100 ancient ruins around the world:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/06/100-ancient-ruins-around-the-world/139527

... and the ten 'biggest' recent ones:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/world/the-10-biggest-recent-archaeology-discoveries/ss-AALrJpO

More on cave lighting:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/06/archaeologists-recreated-three-common-kinds-of-paleolithic-cave-lighting/
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/31873/20210623/archaeological-clues-spark-experiments-stone-age-cave-lighting-torches-sticks.htm

More on a pair of 17th century paintings found by a German dumpster:

https://www.lefigaro.fr/arts-expositions/deux-peintures-du-xviie-siecle-retrouvees-dans-une-benne-a-ordures-sur-une-autoroute-allemande-20210622

Latest on the threat to Sheffield Archaeology:

https://www.thestar.co.uk/news/people/university-of-sheffield-under-fire-over-attempts-to-move-archaeology-areas-to-unrelated-fields-3285273

... and how archaeology contributes to society:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/reasons-to-save-archaeology/

Review of Anthony Grafton, *Inky Fingers*:

https://lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n13/erin-maglaque/ten-small-raisins
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Plans to relocate a statue of Theodore Roosevelt:

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-06-23/theodore-roosevelt-statue-at-new-york-museum-to-be-relocated
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/22/arts/design/theodore-roosevelt-statue-museum-natural-history-removal.html

A statue of Harriet Tubman will replace one of Christopher Columbus in Newark:

https://www.bet.com/news/national/2021/06/24/harriet-tubman-monument-newark-replace-christopher-columbus.html
https://thegrio.com/2021/06/23/tubman-monument-replacing-columbus-newark/

Plans for a sculpture of Paul Laurence Dunbar in Dayton:

https://www.bizjournals.com/dayton/news/2021/06/25/sculpture-planned-to-honor-paul-laurence-dunbar.html

Plans for excavations at the Kamloops residential school site:

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/news/tk-emlups-preparing-for-archaeological-work-at-site-where-remains-were-found-1.24333731

Remains of ten Native American children who died at a US boarding school are being returned:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/remains-ten-native-american-children-will-return-home-after-100-years-180978043/

Pondering John A. Macdonald's legacy:

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2021/06/defense-canada-prime-minister-john-macdonald/619236/

On the 'war' over teaching history and racism in US schools:

https://www.reuters.com/world/us/partisan-war-over-teaching-history-racism-stokes-tensions-us-schools-2021-06-23/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/26/opinion/critical-race-theory-schools-history.html

More on China's destruction of Uyghur Heritage:

https://culturalpropertynews.org/bulldozing-culture-chinas-systematic-destruction-of-uyghur-heritage-reveals-genocidal-intent/

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Painters of Pompeii:

https://www.oklahoman.com/story/entertainment/2021/06/27/exhibit-painters-pompeii-brings-rare-roman-art-okc-museum/7713272002/
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/the-painters-of-pompeii-opens-june-26-at-the-oklahoma-city-museum-of-art-301318582.html

Medici:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/florences-medici-family-used-portraits-propaganda-180978042/
https://www.artnews.com/feature/medici-family-portraits-met-show-1234596767/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/24/arts/design/medici-portraits-met-museum.html

Mardi Gras Shipwreck:

https://www.thewestsidejournal.com/lifestyle/new-exhibit-highlights-early-1800s-shipwreck/article_fc05aec0-d3af-11eb-a07b-af48af9a6f1f.html

Nero:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/06/14/how-nasty-was-nero-really
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/nero-british-museum-review-shushma-malik/

Torlonia Marbles:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-extends-torlonia-marbles-show-until-2022.html

1821:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/06/26/1821-exhibition-benaki-200-years-of-independence/

Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/immersive-exhibition-michelangelo-sistine-chapel-frescoes-ceiling-180978017/

Plenty of negative reaction to the appointment of George Osborn as chair of the British Museum:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/jun/27/george-osborne-at-the-british-museum-what-do-they-see-in-him
https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/jun/24/ex-chancellor-george-osborne-appointed-chair-british-museum
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-57596043
https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/chicken-coop-just-elected-a-fox-reactions-as-george-osborne-appointed-chair-of-british-museum-278217/
https://www.artforum.com/news/british-museum-announces-former-chancellor-george-osborne-as-board-chair-sparking-protest-86148

The Harriet Tubman Museum opened:

https://www.today.com/news/harriet-tubman-museum-new-jersey-opens-juneteenth-t222899

The UK and Germany plan to build a museum for repatriated Benin bronzes:

https://pmnewsnigeria.com/2021/06/22/uk-germany-to-build-museum-for-benin-bronze-artefacts/
https://www.premiumtimesng.com/entertainment/artsbooks/469384-nigerian-british-german-govts-to-build-museum-for-returned-benin-bronzes.html

Plans to digitize objects in Cyprus Museum:

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/new-research-program-aims-to-digitize-thousands-of-ancient-objects-kept-in-cyprus-museums/
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Record price for a Ming Dynasty gold sculpture:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/chinese-gold-sculpture-breaks-german-auction-record-selling-at-eur14m

A Kandinsky not seen for a while fetched triple its projected price:

https://www.dw.com/en/missing-kandinsky-masterpiece-sells-for-over-1-million/a-57975260
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rediscovered-after-70-years-kandinsky-watercolor-sells-over-1-million-180978026/

A letter from Edward Jenner:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/letter-father-vaccination-edward-jenner-sold-auction-180978063/

Big bucks for a Mona Lisa replica:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/24/e2-9-million-for-a-replica-of-the-mona-lisa/
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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The oldest (10000 years bp) genomes from East/Southeast Asia have been sequenced:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-06/caos-nfu062421.php
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/06/25/new-findings-unveil-a-missing-piece-of-human-prehistory/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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I think we had this facial reconstruction of a pair of Neolithic women a while back (no photo in article!):

https://brnodaily.com/2021/06/21/brno/archeologists-from-moravian-museum-reconstruct-faces-of-prehistoric-women/

A study involving non-destructive dating techniques:

https://www.cell.com/the-innovation/fulltext/S2666-6758(21)00056-4

More on use of bacteria to clean statues:

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/italy-medici-michelangelo-corpse-statue-flesh-eating-bacteria/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Bishapur:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/462265/Take-a-walk-through-the-ancient-city-of-Bishapur

Spiro Mounds:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210621-spiro-mounds-north-americas-lost-civilisation

Delphi:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/06/27/top-things-to-do-in-delphi-and-surrounding-area/

Peloponnese:

https://www.thenationalherald.com/opinions_editorial/arthro/the_peloponnese-2763847/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/food_travel_travel/arthro/peloponnesos_the_lost_myth-2763845/
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Midsummer Night's Dream:

https://www.dw.com/en/john-neumeiers-a-midsummer-nights-dream/a-57992023

Feature/conference on historians and historical costume dramas:

https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2021/jun/27/rewriting-history-how-imperfect-costume-dramas-make-the-past-relevant
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/whats-next-for-period-drama-tickets-160721056005
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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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The Dig has boosted tourism to Sutton Hoo, apparently:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-57439371
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CRIME BEAT
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Egypt arrested a former MP for trafficking antiquities:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/415004/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-prosecution-orders-detention-of-former-MP.aspx
https://www.timesofisrael.com/egypt-arrests-former-lawmaker-for-smuggling-antiquities/
https://www.africanews.com/2021/06/25/egypt-former-mp-arrested-for-trafficking-in-antiquities/

Uzbek jihadis destroyed antiquities in the Idlib Museum:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/06/uzbek-jihadis-destroy-antiquities-idlib-museum

A gold monstrace was stolen from a Bronx church:

https://abc7ny.com/stolen-monstrance-saint-barnabas-roman-catholic-church-bronx-nyc/10834826/
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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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Egypt recovered 114 items being smuggled from France (overlap with crime section):

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/105321/Egypt-retrieves-114-smuggled-antiquities-from-France
https://www.reuters.com/article/egypt-france-antiquities/egyptian-french-authorities-recover-114-smuggled-antiquities-statement-idUSL2N2O52E6
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1882626/middle-east
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/414919/Egypt/Politics-/In-Video-Egypt-recovers--ancient-artefacts-smuggle.aspx

Egypt also recovered three items from the UK prior to them hitting the auction block:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/105348/Egypt-recovers-3-smuggled-artifacts-from-UK-before-sale-to
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/105365/Egyptian-embassy-in-London-restores-3-ancient-artifacts
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/06/24/egypt-retrieves-3-pharaonic-greco-roman-era-artefacts-in-london/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/2021-06/25/c_1310026440.htm

Italy recovered more than 800 items seized during a bust in Belgium a few weeks ago:

https://phys.org/news/2021-06-archeological-stolen-italy.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jun/21/italy-recovers-nearly-800-illegally-gathered-archaeological-finds
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/800-illegally-exported-antiquities-returned-italy-78403685
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/museum-stolen-artifacts-italy-scli-intl-scn/index.html
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/missing-piece-of-rare-funeral-artefact-helps-italy-track-down-11m-collection-in-belgium-1.1246579
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210621-nearly-800-archeological-finds-stolen-from-italy-returned
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/museum-of-stolen-artefacts-uncovered-in-italy-nf5rvsnrs
https://www.ansa.it/puglia/notizie/2021/06/21/ansa-vasi-e-statue-torna-in-puglia-larcheologia-rubata_203dcb3a-136c-4b38-a307-f03378974405.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61628
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/archaeological-hoard-confiscated-from-belgian-collector-returned-to-italy
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italian-authorities-recover-800-illicit-antiquities-worth-13-million-180978047/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9801-210621-italy-artifacts-repatriated

Feature on the Benin Bronzes:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/23/world/africa/benin-bronzes-Nigeria-stolen.html

The National Museum of Scotland is returning its Benin Bronzes:

https://www.sundaypost.com/fp/museum-will-return-looted-treasures/

More on returns from a pair of German citizens to Mexico:

https://www.dw.com/en/mexico-recovers-archaeological-pieces-from-germany/a-57930126
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9798-210620-germany-mexico-repatriation

More on the UK returning a statue to Libya:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/uk-s-boris-johnson-and-libya-s-interim-prime-minister-hail-return-of-looted-greek-statue-1.1248482

More on the Smithsonian returning a gold disc to Peru:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61616
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/golden-symbol-national-identity-returns-peru-180978052/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on a gold coin hoard associated with the Persian destruction of Jerusalem:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/ancient-gold-coin-hoard-pinpoints-persian-destruction-of-jerusalem/

Feature on the complicated nature of the ancient coin market:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/four-reasons-the-ancient-coin-market-is-complicated/

Feature on eagles on ancient coins:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/eagles-on-ancient-coins/

Latest e-Sylum:

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

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n26.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Getatchew Haile:

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/getatchew-haile-renowned-ethiopian-philologist-and-beloved-st-johns-professor-dies-at-90/ar-AALdUaf

Altan Cilingiroglu:

https://www.dainst.blog/daistanbul_blog/2021/06/20/in-memory-of-prof-dr-altan-cilingiroglu-1944-2021/

Aryeh Kosman:

https://classicalstudies.org/scs-news/memoriam-aryeh-kosman
https://www.inquirer.com/obituaries/aryeh-kosman-haverford-philosophy-professor-aristotle-plato-20210624.html

David Shotter:

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/tributes-warm-witty-lancaster-university-20873885

David Raeburn:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/david-raeburn-93-head-teacher-and-classicist-who-taught-at-oxford-into-his-nineties-rp6w59lz7

Thomas Gordon Smith:

https://www.southbendtribune.com/story/news/2021/06/25/notre-dame-classical-architecture-leader-thomas-gordon-smith-dies/5345430001/

Richard Longnecker:

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2021/june-web-only/richard-longenecker-tribute-died-new-testament-paul-judaism.html?

Jeanne Lamon:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/06/26/arts/music/jeanne-lamon-dead.html
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3083-audio-news-from-archaeologica-june-13-through-june-19-2021

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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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