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explorator 24.42 February 6, 2022
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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,
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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Another set of 100 000 years bp+ footprints from South Africa:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-ancient-human-tracks-south-africa.html

A study of a 1.5 million years bp 'human' vertebra from the Jordan Valley is suggesting 'Out of Africa' happened in 'waves', not just a one-time thing:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-prehistoric-human-vertebra-jordan-valley.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220202080314.htm
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695270
https://www.timesofisrael.com/scientists-find-oldest-evidence-of-humans-in-israel-a-1-5-million-year-old-bone/
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/02/03/1-5-million-year-old-human-vertebra-uncovered-in-israels-jordan-valley/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeologists-discover-missing-link-in-human-evolution-in-israel-1.10584884
https://www.independent.co.uk/world/discovery-bone-ancient-human-migration-b2006040.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/human-evolution-oldest-humans-israel/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/vertebra-discovered-in-the-jordan-valley-tells-the-story-of-prehistoric-migration-from-africa/142665
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/prehistoric-human-vertebra-discovered.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/04/ancient-human-vertebra-discovered-in-jordan-valley/

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-05712-y

A study suggests that human settlement on the Arabian peninsula 210 000-120 000 years bp was less influenced by climate than previously thought:

https://www.pr.uni-freiburg.de/pm-en/press-releases-2022/reconstruction-of-the-history-of-mankind-early-human-settlement-on-the-arabian-peninsula-less-influenced-by-climate-than-previously-thought
https://phys.org/news/2022-02-early-human-settlement-arabian-peninsula.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/early-human-settlement-on-arabian.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/02/early-human-settlement-in-arabia-less-influenced-by-climate-than-thought/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10319-220203-arabia-dry-periods

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-05617-w

Study suggests that Neanderthals at Lazaret Cave some 150 000 years bp placed their fire in the optimal location:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-early-humans-hearth-optimal-caves.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220201074539.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/941778
https://www.npr.org/transcripts/1078358126
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695301
https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-study-finds-early-humans-knew-to-situate-hearth-in-caves-optimal-spot/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/neanderthals-in-french-cave-planned-exactly-where-to-place-their-fire-1.10579621
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/early-humans-placed-hearth-at-optimal.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/03/hearths-in-lower-palaeolithic-caves-positioned-for-maximum-comfort/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10314-220202-fire-heat-smoke

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-05517-z
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AFRICA
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More on use of 'leafy greens' in West Africa 3500 years bp:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/01/31/leafy-greens-first-dished-up-3500-years-ago/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 5th century church found a couple of decades ago in the Gaza strip has been restored and opened to the public:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/02/gaza-opens-1700-year-old-byzantine-church-public
https://aleteia.org/2022/01/31/restored-5th-century-church-on-gaza-strip-reveals-rare-ancient-floor-mosaics/

More on those 18 000 potsherds from various periods from Athribis:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-pot-sherds-document-life-ancient.html
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/athribis-ostraca-10520.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63275
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/01/more-than-18000-pot-sherds-document.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/18000-inscribed-sherds-documents-life-in-ancient-egyptian-city-of-athribis/142654
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/01/more-than-18000-pot-sherds-document-life-in-ancient-egypt/

cf: https://www.athribis.uni-tuebingen.de/

Zahi Hawass released his autobiography:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/africa/20220130/336c05cafa8c44e6ab99dff7ae853d85/c.html

An excerpt from Kara Conney, *The Good Kings*:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/egypt-pharaoh-patriarchy-authoritarian/

Not sure how new this is, but Egypt has a number of 'deterrent laws' relating to harming antiquities:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/112400/Deterrent-penalties-to-demolishing-unlicensed-excavation-in-Egypt%E2%80%99s-antiquities-Law
https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-warns-of-harsh-penalties-for-anyone-who-defaces-artifacts-including-le50000-fine/

The Khufu Boat Museum was taken down and the view of the corner of Khufu's pyramid is now unobstructed:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/460530/Antiquities/Ancient-Egypt/Southern-corner-of-the-Great-Pyramid-of-Khufu-reve.aspx

Egypt and Switzerland are talking about cooperation regarding antiquties:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/02/02/egypt-switzerland-discuss-means-of-cooperation-in-tourism-antiquities/

Feature on Shishak/Sheshonq I's conquest ot the southern Levant:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/people-in-the-bible/shishaks-campaign-a-meeting-of-archaeology-and-the-bible/

Feature on gender-based violence in ancient Egypt:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/02/violence-gender-ancient-egypt

Feature on the find of Amenhotep III's 'golden city' a year or so ago:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220203-the-discovery-of-egypts-lost-city

This clearly isn't ancient, but an Iranian archaeologist found a very strange item while diving in the Persian Gulf:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/469832/Archaeologist-finds-bizarre-object-in-Persian-Gulf

An overview of finds in Turkey over the month of January:

https://turkisharchaeonews.net/article/january-2022-turkish-archaeology

More on the depiction of 'camel hybrids' on a restored temple in Iraq:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/ancient-art-depicts-early-camel-hybrids/142599

Feature on the Canaanite citadel at Gal On:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-few-places-offer-such-time-machine-israeli-citadel-transports-us-to-12th-c-b-c-e-1.10576906

Israel plans to spend a sizeable sum to protect and repairs heritage sites in Judea and Samaria, apparently:

https://www.heritagefl.com/story/2022/02/04/news/government-to-spend-32-million-to-protect-repair-heritage-sites-in-judea-and-samaria/16151.html

Not sure what to make of this item on a Second-Temple-era aqueduct near Efrat being 'ground into pebbles' for construction:

https://www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-news/next-to-efrat-arabs-destroy-second-temple-era-aqueduct/2022/01/30/
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/01/31/pirate-palestinian-quarry-chips-away-at-ancient-aqueduct/

... and I'm not sure where to put this piece on the Pope encouraging 'Christian archaeology':

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/pope/news/2022-02/pope-francis-letter-pontifical-academies-awards.html

... related piece on the find last year of the site of John the Baptist's beheading (a place of Herod):

https://www.vaticannews.va/en/world/news/2022-02/uncovering-the-site-of-john-the-baptist-s-martyrdom.html

... and the archaeologist the Vatican was honouring because of the find:

https://dailynewshungary.com/vatican-awarded-hungarian-archaeologist/

... and a piece on Christian archaeology in Israel in 2021:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/TIMELINE-christian-archaeology-in-2021-more-than-just-the-four-horsemen-1.10496243

More on there being a 'start up nation' mentality in ancient Canaan:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/03/start-up-nation-in-ancient-canaan/

More on the find of a 3600 years bp settlement site in Saudi Arabia:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-unexpected-evidence-year-old-settlement-uncovered.html

Photo essay on the sl-Hijr site in Saudi Arabia:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-unexpected-evidence-year-old-settlement-uncovered.html
https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2022/02/01/archaeological-site-al-hijr-in-saudi-in-pictures/
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/evidence-of-3600-year-old-settlement.html

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924271621002690

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Helmets and weapons associated with the 6th century naval Battle of Alalia have been found during excavations at Velia:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-ancient-helmets-temple-southern-italy.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/01/archaeologists-uncover-ancient-helmets-and-temple-ruins-in-southern-italy
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/italy-archaeologists-rome-greek-pompeii-b2005332.html
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2022/02/01/helmets-and-arms-from-battle-of-alalia-found-at-velia_b30abee1-ab28-4a07-a43c-8e85b0033338.html
https://www.ansa.it/sito/notizie/cultura/arte/2022/02/01/sorpresa-a-velia-ritrovati-gli-elmi-della-battaglia-di-alalia-esclusiva-ansa_3e7ac7a4-3c3c-4bd6-a6d7-8a99c5294a36.html
https://www.rainews.it/photogallery/2022/02/archeologia-rinvenuti-i-resti-del-tempio-arcaico-di-athena-sullacropoli-di-velia-1d929dfb-1b6a-42d7-9392-d9f4bd60c327.html
https://apnews.com/article/science-europe-arts-and-entertainment-italy-432b498b46930d7940343f13b8cb7318
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/ancient-helmets-temple-ruins-found-at-dig-in-southern-italy/2022/02/01/df5c85d8-8371-11ec-951c-1e0cc3723e53_story.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695569
https://www.dw.com/en/italy-archaeologists-uncover-ancient-helmets-temple-ruins/a-60626551
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/02/01/magna-graecia-helmets-greeks/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1176686/ancient-helmets-temple-ruins-found-at-dig-in-southern-italy/
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/ancient-helmets-temple-ruins-found-at-dig-in-southern-italy/ar-AATmN6D
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/helmets-temple-ruins-italy-1234617954/
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/02/03/unearthed-items-a-describe-a-time-where-italy-was-colonised-by-ancient-greece
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/ancient-helmets-found-alongside-archaic-ruins-in-the-acropolis-of-elea-velia/142660
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/ancient-helmets-temple-ruins-found-at.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/04/%CF%84emple-of-the-goddess-athena-discovered-in-southern-italy/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10313-220202-italy-bronze-helmets

Remains of a Republic-era Roman bridge from te Via Tiburtina (Italian):

https://roma.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/22_febbraio_04/roma-via-tiburtina-scoperto-ponte-romano-eta-repubblicana-409efe96-85a4-11ec-a4ee-1323196b6916.shtml
https://www.rainews.it/articoli/2022/02/scoperto-un-ponte-romano-di-et-repubblicana-sulla-tiburtina-9d099882-efef-4562-bc77-1db94255ba2d.html

Latest HS2 finds are apparently 40 decapitated skeletons among 425 burials at a 2000 years bp cemetery near Aylesbury:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/feb/05/decapitated-roman-skeletons-found-on-hs2-route-near-aylesbury
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-60254154
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/dozens-of-decapitated-skeletons-found-in-roman-cemetery-dig-b2008448.html
https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/uk-news/archaeologists-discover-40-decapitated-skeletons-22993239
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/archaeologists-discover-40-beheaded-skeletons-roman-cemetery-b980783.html
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/uk-news/2022/02/05/decapitated-skeletons-among-more-than-400-bodies-exhumed-from-roman-cemetery/
https://www.thejournal.ie/decapitated-skeletons-roman-cemetery-5674354-Feb2022/
https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/news/hs2-archaeologists-discover-secrets-of-ancient-roman-town-near-aylesbury-3553783
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695586
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63292
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/archaeologists-reveal-life-in-small-roman-town/142681

A Roman-era burial found during construction in the Gaza Strip:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-hamas-bulldozers-unearth-roman-era-tomb.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695237
https://www.timesofisrael.com/liveblog_entry/gaza-bulldozers-uncover-roman-era-burial-site-some-antiquities-carted-off/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/by001tnhay
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695586
https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/19902272.skeletons-found-roman-town-along-hs2-line-aylesbury/
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19902364.decapitated-skeletons-found-roman-cemetery-fleet-marston/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/hamas-bulldozers-unearth-roman-era-tomb-in-gaza-city/2022/01/31/17fd2cba-82c5-11ec-951c-1e0cc3723e53_story.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10477415/Archaeology-400-Roman-burials-including-HEADLESS-skeletons-uncovered-near-Aylesbury.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/02/05/forty-headless-roman-skeletons-unearthed-hs2-workers/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/877/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/877/pub/877/page/36/article/270640
https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/05/uk/decapitated-roman-skeletons-hs2-rail-excavation-intl-scli-gbr/index.html

The dig at the 2000 years bp theatre at Ismir have revealed a vomitorium:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/digs-in-izmir-discover-2000-year-old-passage-in-ancient-theater/news

Excavations at the Roman theatre dig at Santa Maria Capua Vetere have revealed a section of Roman road (Italian):

https://edizionecaserta.net/2022/02/01/scavi-allanfiteatro-viene-fuori-scoperta-archeologica/

A very interesting 1500 years bp Roman mosaic find from Germanicia (Turkey):

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63262
https://www.duvarenglish.com/1500-year-old-mosaic-found-in-ancient-city-of-germanicia-in-southeastern-turkey-news-60269

Not sure why this Roman tomb (plenty of decoration) from Corinth doesn't seem to have had much attention in the English press:

http://colorsandstones.eu/2021/09/11/painted-roman-tomb-found-in-corinth/

A roundup of two years of excavations in Messene:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/01/31/first-results-of-a-two-year-excavation-in-ancient-messene/

Renovations on a theatre in Romania revealed remains of a Roman wall of some sort:

https://universul.net/video-ancient-roman-wall-discovered-inside-romanian-theater-during-renovation-work/

A study of brass objects from Bohemia revealed details of trade between the Roman Empire and Germanic tribes 1st century BCE to 2ns CE:

https://english.radio.cz/brass-study-helps-uncover-close-ties-between-rome-and-germanic-bohemia-8741098

'Hybrid Byzantine ring pommeled swords' from a church site in Amorium:

https://www.livescience.com/rare-byzantine-swords-discovered

A Polish diplomat has apparently located the site of Thebasa:

https://rmx.news/poland/polish-diplomat-uncovers-ruins-of-ancient-byzantine-city-in-turkey/

Latest find by schoolkids-on-a-hike in Israel is a 1650 years bp coin of Valentinian I:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/20220201/e5ba5772e33445678b1c3c502d831c2f/c.html

Some statuary found at Claros a couple years ago is undergoing conservation work:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/pieces-of-cult-statues-removed-from-claros-171131

Funding to conserve and promote that Roman mosaic from Rutland:

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/rutland-receives-40k-funding-help-6586867

More on the 'ditch' associated with Hadrian's Wall being revealed (again) near Carlisle:

https://the-past.com/news/disappearing-hadrians-wall-ditch-marked-in-cumbria/

... and desires for Newcastle's bit of the wall to get more attention:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/newcastle-seeks-place-along-hadrians-wall-path-lpq03t8ph
https://www.northumberlandgazette.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/claims-that-hadrians-wall-ignores-city-3552564
https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2022/feb/04/uncovering-the-real-route-of-hadrians-wall

... and concerns arising from late Heritage payments:

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19880690.new-threat-facing-hadrians-wall-marks-1-900-years/

More on that Roman amphitheatre uncovered in Switzerland:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists-discover-gladiator-arena-switzerland-2068681
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-may-be-the-last-gladiator-arena-ever-built-discovered-in-switzerland-180979497/

More on the possibly-Roman wooden figurine from Buckinghamshire found a few weeks ago:

https://the-past.com/news/rare-roman-carving-found-in-buckinghamshire/

Roman drains in Colchester might be opened to the public:

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/19887934.ancient-roman-drains-colchester-opened-public/

Feature on efforts to save Pompeii from another natural disaster:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/pompeii-is-turning-into-a-high-tech-research-center-to-study-climate-change-and-archeological-preservation

Feature on some recent 'down-datings' of a couple of ancient Greek statues:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/01/31/considerations-on-two-recent-down-datings-of-ancient-greek-statues/

Feature on Roman finds from Colchester:

https://www.gazette-news.co.uk/news/19893027.fascinating-ancient-roman-finds-colchester/

Feature on the Lapis Niger:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/the-mysterious-lapis-niger-roman-sanctuary/142627

Feature on the Amazons/Scythians:

https://aeon.co/essays/imagine-scythias-fierce-warrior-women-the-real-amazons

Feature on what Romans really looked like:

https://www.getty.edu/news/do-we-know-what-ancient-romans-looked-like/

Feature on the Little Epidauros Theatre:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jan/31/there-is-nothing-more-magical-resurrected-theatre-brings-ancient-greece-to-life

Feature on the fate of Cleopatra's children:

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/654953/what-happened-to-cleopatras-children

Feature on Roman roads:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/how-roman-roads-were-built/

Feature on Roman legions:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/roman-legion-how-fight-how-many-men-weapons-armour-legionary-centurion/

Feature on jury duty in ancient Greece:

https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7605249/jury-duty-in-ancient-greece/

Feature on clothing in ancient Greece:

https://www.artic.edu/articles/966/ancient-greek-dress-the-classic-look

Feature on ancient Greek tattoos:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/02/tattoos-ancient-greece/

Feature on the Temple of Aphaea:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/04/temple-aphaea-ancient-greek-aegina/

Feature on galley slaves:

https://cdapress.com/news/2022/jan/30/history-corner/

Feature on beer in ancient Greece:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/02/02/beer-in-greece-dates-back-bronze-age/

Review of Wheatley and Dunn, *Demetrius the Besieger*:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v44/n03/robert-cioffi/what-happened-that-night-on-the-acropolis

Feature on Andrew F. Stewart as the AIA's Gold Medal Award winner:

https://www.archaeological.org/announcing-the-2023-gold-medal-award-winner/

Richard Alston on race in ancient Rome:

https://theconversation.com/challenging-the-whiteness-of-classics-remembering-the-black-romans-175180

Charlotte Higgins on the Parthenon marbles:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/05/parthenon-marbles-greece-restitution

... and Paul Cartledge:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/02/04/dialogue/opinion/dont-mistake-the-ancient-greeks-at-the-national-museum-with-the-parthenon-marbles/

In case you missed the Telegraph piece on the marbles a few weeks ago:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/04/daily-telegraph-article-on-the-return-of-the-parthenon-sculptures/

Peter Jones on choosing advisers:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/claudius-messalina-and-how-not-to-choose-political-advisers

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-2322

Escambia High School are regional Latin champions for the 30th consecutive year (!):

https://weartv.com/news/local/escambia-high-schools-latin-team-crowned-regional-champions-for-30th-consecutive-year

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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11 500 years bp evidence of consumption of wild cereals in the Balkans:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/wild-cereal-farming-spread-ancient-europe-grain
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10317-220203-balkan-wild-cereals

Cave finds (some 5000 years bp, apparently) from Slovakia:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22830865/cave-discovered-with-human-remains.html

Partial remains of assorted Ice Age fauna from a construction site in Devon:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-discovery-ice-age-fossils-devon.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-60234766
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/03/remains-of-woolly-mammoth-found-on-devon-building-site

Finds from various periods from a pre-construction dig in Wiltshire:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-60197830
https://www.wiltshiretimes.co.uk/news/19890237.melksham-community-campus-dig-uncovers-2-700-years-history/

A study of the remains of a six-year old Anglo Saxon boy from Cambridgeshire revealed plenty of health issues:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10468781/Archaeology-Anglo-Saxon-boy-Cambridgeshire-plague-meningitis-septic-arthritis.html

A 1400 years bp burial of a headless horse and rider from southern Germany:

https://www.livescience.com/headless-horse-and-rider-discovered
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10467283/Archaeology-Headless-HORSE-skeleton-rider-unearthed-medieval-graveyard-Germany.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10318-220203-germany-headless-horse
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/ancient-headless-horse-and-rider-discovered-in-archaeological-dig-in-germany/

Remains of a medieval tiled floor from Gloucester:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-60233563
https://www.glosnews.com/articles/beautiful-mediaeval-tiled-floor-found-in-middle-of-gloucester

A medieval cog shipwreck from off the coast of Sweden:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-medieval-ship-west-coast-sweden.html

cf: https://www.schoeningh.de/view/journals/ruhi/48/1/article-p89_7.xml

Remains of a medieval tower at Auckland Castle (we may have mentioned this one):

https://the-past.com/news/remains-of-medieval-tower-discovered-at-auckland-castle/

Fire destroyed a medieval church with a thatched roof in Norfolk:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/866/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/866/pub/866/page/22/article/267130

Human remains dating possibly to the 17th century were found in a blocked sewer in Devon:

https://www.itv.com/news/westcountry/2022-02-02/workmen-uncover-human-remains-from-1600s-in-old-sewer-pipes

Student residence construction revealed the 500 years bp foundations of Oxford University's 'lost college':

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-60214083
https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19885618.remains-oxfords-lost-college-uncovered-archaeologists/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/st-marys-college-razed-by-henry-viii-is-unearthed-in-oxford-ffwn8rhw6
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10460547/Remains-Oxford-Universitys-lost-college-discovered.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-discover-foundations-of-oxford-universitys-lost-college-180979508/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10316-220202-oxford-lost-college

Paintings associated with the Templars were revealed last September at the church of Saint-Martin de Linxe:

https://fr.aleteia.org/2022/02/02/sous-six-couches-de-badigeon-se-trouvaient-dinestimables-peintures-templieres/

Hopes that school construction might reveal finds from the Battle of Culloden:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-60200297

... and hopes of Bronze Age finds in advance of bridge construction in Scotland:

https://projectscot.com/2022/02/bronze-age-treasure-hoped-to-be-uncovered-ahead-of-118m-bridge-build/

The 6000 years bp walkway known as 'The Sweet Track' in Somerset has been conserved:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-60203225

On conservation efforts at various monuments in Cyprus:

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/co-chair-of-technical-committee-passage-of-time-erosive-of-monuments/

More on that find of Ireland's oldest (so far) ink pen:

https://the-past.com/news/oldest-ink-pen-found-in-ireland/

More on a pair of Bronze Age hoards from Wales being declared treasure:

https://the-past.com/news/bronze-age-hoards-in-wales-declared-treasure/

More on plans to study the child mummies from Palermo:

https://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2022/02/01/archaeology-mummies-reveal-childrens-life-in-1800s_94742caa-ee63-4ec2-8f82-e18bb8b2f5f6.html

More on 5500 years bp beer straws:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-sumerian-beer-discovery-2066928

Feature on eight hoards found in Herefordshire over the years:

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/19900339.buried-treasure-eight-ancient-hoards-found-herefordshire/

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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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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Excavations at the 5000 years bp Suyang relics site in Henan reveal evidence of various cultural exchanges:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/829149-archaeologists-unearth-evidence-of-cultural-exchange-5-000-years-ago

That large bronze mask recently excavated at Sanxindui has been put on display:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/20220131/8078d5b5e93147c28cc5ae78dc656fd9/c.html
http://t.m.china.org.cn/convert/c_n59hNMUQ.html

Feature on the oldest (apparently) pair of trousers from Turfan:

https://aeon.co/videos/unravelling-the-surprisingly-epic-story-of-the-worlds-oldest-pair-of-trousers

Feature on the 800 years bp palace revealed during construction for the Beijing Olympics:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/beijing-olympics-helped-archaeologists-discover-imperial-palace-2068467

Feature on 'rescue archaeology' in China:

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/environment/article/3165080/what-happens-when-relics-are-found-during

Overviewish thing on finds made during a major dig in the Swabi district (including a Buddha stupa):

https://www.outlookindia.com/international/1800-year-old-bhuddist-artefacts-found-in-pakistan-s-khyber-pakhtunkhwa-province-news-82457
https://tribune.com.pk/story/2342046/archaeological-site-found-in-swabi

Remains of a 2000+ years bp Buddhist Temple from Swat:

https://www.livescience.com/early-buddist-temple-pakistan
https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-found-what-could-be-oldest-known-buddhist-temple-in-pakistan
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63284
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/archaeologists-find-ancient-2000-year-old-buddhist-temple/142647
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10320-220204-pakistan-barikot-temple

Remains of a Khakara style temple and various objects buried behind another temple near Bhubaneswar:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2022/feb/06/excavation-behind-sari-deula-springs-ancient-surprises-2415994.html

An 8th/9th century CE Shiva temple (maybe) drom a Khoon village site:

https://www.dailyexcelsior.com/ancient-temple-remains-found-during-excavation-in-khoon-village/

A Ghandara-style Buddha head and assorted other finds found by locals near Taxila:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1672838/experts-hope-archaeological-finds-to-open-new-chapter-in-history

Concerns for some Iron Age/Megalithic burials in Hyderabad:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/hyderabad/iron-age-burial-structures-found-in-state-of-neglect-in-yadadri-bhongir-dist/articleshow/89231741.cms

Feature on archaeological sites in Pakistan:

https://gulfnews.com/world/asia/pakistan/pakistans-trove-of-ancient-treasures-lost-civilizations-and-hidden-relics-1.85424402
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Feature on four 'infamous' shipwrecks found on the Great Barrier Reef:

https://theconversation.com/from-australias-titanic-to-deadly-mutineers-4-infamous-shipwrecks-found-on-the-great-barrier-reef-175339
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NORTH AMERICA
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Study suggests northwestern Vancouver Island was probably a pleasant place 18 500 years bp:

https://hakaimagazine.com/news/northwestern-vancouver-island-likely-escaped-the-ice-age/

Major dispute between Australian and American teams regarding the former's identificaiton of the wreck of the Endeavour off Rhode Island (this one is kind of strange):

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-british-explorer-james-cook-endeavour.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/world/australia/captain-james-cook-hmb-endeavour.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-60239753
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/australians-find-hms-endeavour-prompting-waves-of-anger-zfzcvl073
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/hms-endeavour-captain-cook-ship-wreck-b2006564.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10471237/US-archeologists-criticize-Australian-researchers-said-theyve-wreck-Endeavour.html
https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/hms-endeavour-chartered-by-captain-james-cook-found-after-22-years/W4BMBXGBZ2MDOU2G3FHXGVCFYQ/
https://www.startribune.com/aussies-say-james-cooks-ship-was-found-us-says-not-so-fast/600142455/
https://www.providencejournal.com/story/news/local/2022/02/03/james-cook-endeavor-shipwreck-dispute-newport-ri/6646469001/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/wreck-ship-sailed-james-cook-pacific-found-us-82638218
https://www.dw.com/en/captain-cooks-famed-endeavour-found-off-rhode-island-say-australian-researchers/a-60642746
https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2022/02/has-shipwreck-of-hms-endeavour-finally-been-found-us-aussie-teams-at-odds/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/02/04/have-archaeologists-discovered-captain-cooks-ship-endeavour

... a useful backgrounder:

https://theconversation.com/has-captain-cooks-ship-endeavour-been-found-debate-rages-but-heres-whats-usually-involved-in-identifying-a-shipwreck-176363
https://phys.org/news/2022-02-captain-cook-ship-endeavour-shipwreck.html

Latest comet-destroyed-a-civilization claim is connected to the downfall of the Hopewell culture:

https://www.uc.edu/news/articles/2022/02/did-comets-fiery-destruction-lead-to-downfall-of-ancient-hopewell.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-02-comet-fiery-destruction-downfall-ancient.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/02/04/comet-native-american-exploding-burst-hopewell-ohio-air/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/cosmic-cataclysm-may-have-caused-downfall-of-the-hopewell-culture/142668
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/did-comets-fiery-destruction-lead-to.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/02/comets-fiery-destruction-led-to-downfall-ancient-hopewell/
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/hopewell-comet-10515.html

... and a feature on the (Hopewell) Newark earthworkds:

https://www.newarkadvocate.com/story/news/local/2022/01/30/lepper-newark-earthworks-best-remaining-evidence-hopewell/9229803002/

Efforts underway to preserve the Long Barrack at the Alamo:

https://www.expressnews.com/news/local/article/Alamo-preserve-Long-Barrack-16826462.php

Feature on the abandonment of Cahokia:

https://www.sciencealert.com/the-mystery-over-why-the-lost-city-of-cahokia-was-abandoned-continues-to-deepen

Feature on William Clark's attempted land grab:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-american-hero-plotted-massive-broke.html

More on that Caravaca cross find from Maryland:

https://thebaynet.com/archaeology-at-historic-st-marys-city-unearths-a-rare-caravaca-cross/
https://www.unionleader.com/news/back_page/rare-370-year-old-spanish-cross-found-at-maryland-archaeological-site/article_dbbd282f-2833-51f1-9175-1b28134de4dd.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 16th century 'mass grave' (it seems) from a hospital site in Puebla:

https://www.newsweek.com/gruesome-remains-unearthed-500-year-old-emergency-room-1676371

Plenty of press attention for a 500 years bp Chinca burial site in Peru which included a number of 'vertebrae on posts' (which are explained):

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-threaded-bone-rituals-ancient-peru.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220201201143.htm
https://www.livescience.com/500-year-old-spines-on-posts-peru
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/02/native-peruvians-threaded-corpses-spines-on-to-sticks-study-suggests
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10444343/Nearly-200-human-vertebrae-threaded-posts-reconstruct-dead-500-years-ago.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-spines-on-posts-in-ancient-peru-may-stem-from-conquistador-looting-1.10582383
https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/01/americas/human-spines-peru-intl-scli-scn/index.html
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/mystery-behind-500-year-old-spines-on-sticks
https://gizmodo.com/human-spines-posts-chincha-burial-site-peru-1848460580
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/inca-era-human-vertebrae-on-posts-may-have-been-one-last-ditch-effort-to-save-their-ancestors-remains-from-conquistador-looting/
https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-peruvians-rebuilt-the-spines-of-the-dead-in-response-to-european-colonialism
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/archaeologists-unearth-human-spines-threaded-onto-reed-posts/142676
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/threaded-bone-rituals-restored-dignity.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/04/threaded-bone-rituals-restored-dignity-after-looting-of-graves-in-peru/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/200-sticks-threaded-with-human-vertebrae-found-in-peru-180979496/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10321-220204-peru-posts-vertebrae

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/assembling-the-dead-human-vertebraeonposts-in-the-chincha-valley-peru/667933D6891591C4E78394A1DB583FEB
cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00234-z

The possible locations of Maya sacred groves of cacao trees in the Yucatan have been identified:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-ancient-maya-sacred-groves-cacao.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220131095024.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/941754
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-695268
https://www.sciencealert.com/sacred-grove-sites-of-cacao-trees-grown-by-the-ancient-maya-found-in-mexican-sinkholes
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/researchers-discover-locations-of-ancient-maya-sacred-groves-of-cacao-trees/142643
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/01/researchers-discover-locations-of.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/01/locations-of-ancient-maya-sacred-groves-of-cacao-trees-discovered/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10312-220201-mexico-maya-cacao

More on that 'coyote man' sculpture:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/coyote-man-sculpture-tacambro-mexico-recovered-1234617012/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10311-220131-mexico-tacambaro-tzintzuntza

The latest Aztlander Magazine of the Americas is available for download:

https://aztlander.wordpress.com/
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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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Latest on the search for shackleton's Endurance:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/climate/shackleton-endurance-shipwreck-search.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60239105

Feature/Interview with Lynn Meskell on her work with archaeological heritage and human rights:

https://penntoday.upenn.edu/news/archaeologist-PIK-professor-Lynn-Meskell-studies-past-through-modern-day-lens

Feature on the 'lost' zodiac sign of Ophiuchus:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/05/ophiuchus-constellation-zodiac/

Latest in that Russia-Ukraine dispute over Crimea gold:

https://www.dw.com/en/ukraine-and-russia-dispute-over-crimea-gold-reaches-next-level/a-60657228

Feature on 536 CE being the worst year to be alive:

https://theconversation.com/volcanoes-plague-famine-and-endless-winter-welcome-to-536-what-historians-and-scientists-believe-was-the-worst-year-to-be-alive-175654

Feature on some big archaeology finds from 2021:

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/community/dig-it-a-look-back-at-the-past-year-in-archaeology-4925582

Feature on the earliest known reference to ball lightning in England:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/02/benedictine-monk-wrote-earliest-known-reference-to-ball-lightning-in-england/

On reading Leo Strauss in China:

https://www.tabletmag.com/sections/arts-letters/articles/leo-strauss-china

Latest column from Victor Nuovo:

https://www.addisonindependent.com/2022/02/03/victor-nuovo-does-god-exist/

Feature on Scotland's Radical Road:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-60111776

Feature on what American Jews thought of Abraham Lincoln:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/article-695380

Feature on Hercules Posey (George Washington's enslaved chef):

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220201-hercules-posey-george-washingtons-unsung-enslaved-chef

Suggestion that a 700 years bp fresco depicts Dante 'being sent to burn in hell':

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/02/01/dante-depicted-sent-burn-700-year-old-fresco-scholars-claim/

Assorted items relating to the 100th anniversary of 'Ulysses' (focus varies):

https://theconversation.com/ulysses-at-100-why-joyce-was-so-obsessed-with-the-perfect-blue-cover-175956
https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/encore/20220203-ulysses-at-100-the-key-role-played-by-paris-in-the-birth-of-a-masterpiece
https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2022/02/01/ulysses-james-joyce-100th-irish-ambassador/
https://daily.jstor.org/censoring-ulysses/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/02/03/james-joyce-ulysses-irish/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/02/05/the-anniversary-of-ulysses-a-masterpiece-in-modern-writing/

... and why 1922 was literature's 'greatest year':

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20220201-why-1922-was-literatures-greatest-year

Another feature on pre-toilet paper wiping methods:

https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/how-did-people-wipe-their-butts-before-toilet-paper/

Someone has apparently solved the n-queens 'chess' problem:

https://www.livescience.com/150-year-chess-problem-solved

Not sure where to put this study suggesting the art market doesn't need more regulation:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/04/arts/design/art-market-regulation.html

Feature on slavery being about profit:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/29/opinion/slavery-history.html

Review of Eric Fisher, *Might Storms of New England*:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2022/02/05/new-england-weather-history-mighty-storms-snow-hurricanes-floods/

Review of Vidya Krishnan, *Phantom Plague: How Tuberculosis Shaped History*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/05/books/review/phantom-plague-vidya-krishnan.html

Review of a couple of biographies of Buster Keaton:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/books/review/buster-keaton-a-filmmakers-life.html

Review of Francesca Stavrakopoulou, *God: and Anatomy*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/books/review/god-francesca-stavrakopoulou.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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'Abide with Me' is being removed from celebrations in India:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-60123219

More on those Shema Yisrael pendants found at Sobibor:

https://www.livescience.com/pendants-found-near-holocaust-gas-chamber
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10315-220202-poland-jewish-pendants

It's that time of year when we get the complaint OpEds about the Super Bowl and Roman numerals:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/opinion/op-ed/bs-ed-op-0206-super-bowl-roman-numerals-20220204-oo3ttxowjfb5xfocfrijbdpmfu-story.html
https://en.as.com/en/2022/02/03/nfl/1643910518_320031.html

Licoricia of Winchester has been honoured with a statue:

https://religionnews.com/2022/01/28/the-most-important-jewish-woman-of-medieval-england/

Another reappraisal of slavery in the US:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/28/opinion/slavery-voyages-data-sets.html

Suggestion that the Edward Colston statue should be put in a museum:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2022/02/04/edward-colston-statue-bristol-blm/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Francis Bacon:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/francis-bacon-man-and-beast-review-a-show-so-gripping-and-potent-it-left-me-shaking-xztd29n9n

Safavid Textiles:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/arts-entertainment/2022/02/01/sackler-gallery-safavid-textiles-art-review/

cf: https://asia.si.edu/exhibition/fashioning-an-empire-safavid-textiles-from-the-museum-of-islamic-art-doha/

Poussin and the Dance:

https://www.artfixdaily.com/news_feed/2022/02/03/7576-poussin-and-the-dance-to-combine-17th-century-paintings-antiquiti

Pompeii in Color:

https://hyperallergic.com/708142/pompeiis-long-buried-frescoes-come-back-to-life/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/pompeii-in-color-frescoes-2066763

Archaeology in Senegal:

https://tdpelmedia.com/archaeology-in-senegal-exhibit-cheikh-anta-diop-university-wants-to-democratize-archaeology
https://www.socialnews.xyz/2022/02/03/launch-of-the-archaeology-in-senegal-exhibit-the-cultural-engineering-and-anthropology-research-unit-urica-of-cheikh-anta-diop-university-wants-to-democratize-archaeology/

Van Gogh self portraits:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/feb/01/magical-mysterious-electrifyingly-intimate-van-gogh-self-portraits-review-courtauld
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60227547

cf: https://courtauld.ac.uk/whats-on/van-gogh-self-portraits-22/

Stonehenge:

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220206-new-show-explores-interconnected-world-behind-stonehenge

Life Ev'ry Voice and Sing:

https://onlineexhibits.library.yale.edu/s/lift-every-voice/page/home

Feature on 18 Black museums in the US:

https://www.essence.com/culture/18-black-museums-to-visit-across-the-u-s/

The Met has been given a Poussin:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/02/the-met-announces-gift-of-a-rare-painting-by-poussin/

Feature on a couple exhibitions of religious art:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/03/arts/design/religion-art-politics-met-devotion-columbia.html

Feature on the Uffizi:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/31/arts/design/uffizi-contemporary-art.html

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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That estate-sale Durer is now valued at $10 million:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/durer-drawing-yard-sale-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/rediscovered-durer-drawing-agnews-auction-1234617450/

Big bucks for a Botticelli:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/02/45-million-for-rare-botticelli-painting/

cf: https://theartnewspaper.us10.list-manage.com/track/click?u=2b93c36d5d680004a859c739e&id=e21231a193&e=45a385133d

A high price is expected for an Edward III gold coin found by a metal detectorist:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-60250174
https://www.edp24.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/north-norfolk-gold-leopard-florin-auction-8665500

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Descendents of Robert the Bruce apparently have a special genetic marker:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/865/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/865/pub/865/page/30/article/266903

More on DNA evidence for a Bronze Age migration to Britain:

https://the-past.com/news/new-adna-evidence-for-bronze-age-migration-into-britain/

Review of Jennifer Raff, *Origin: A Genetic History of the Americas*:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/origin-book-first-americans-genetics-controversy

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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest C14 recalibration is helping to sequence Viking trade activities:

https://scitechdaily.com/ancient-solar-flare-establishes-new-dates-for-viking-trade/

A new method to determine the post-mortem interval of human remains:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220128100735.htm

Feature on tech being used to preserve manuscripts at Saint Catherine's Monastery:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/high-tech-digitization-methods-are-saving-ancient-knowledge-at-the-worlds
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Vindolanda is trying to protect Hadrian's Wall from climate change-related damage:

https://www.hexham-courant.co.uk/news/19882834.vindolanda-trying-protect-key-hadrians-wall-site-climate-change/

More on 'climate stress' seen in an 8200 years bp burial ground on Russia's Lake Onega:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/8000-year-old-community-climate-change/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10310-220131-russia-climate-change

More on climate change and sites in the UK, especially those associated with peat bogs:

https://theconversation.com/how-climate-change-is-washing-away-precious-evidence-of-our-distant-past-175758
https://phys.org/news/2022-02-climate-precious-evidence-distantpast.html
https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/how-climate-change-threatening-north-22974203
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Andalucia:

https://www.thebharatexpressnews.com/five-historic-spanish-towns-to-visit-in-andalucia/

Ten German cities:

https://www.dw.com/en/germanys-10-most-beautiful-cities-in-winter/g-60348155
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Feature on Coen's Macbeth:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/28/movies/joel-coen-tragedy-of-macbeth.html

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CRIME BEAT
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A trio of folks (from Athens?) in court under suspicion of trafficking antiquities:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1176669/three-appear-before-prosecutor-after-antiquities-hoard-found/

An Egyptian judge is accused of illegal possession of a pile of artifacts:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/1233/459409/Egypt/Courts--Law/Egyptian-judge-faces-trial-for-illegal-possession-.aspx

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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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A 1st century statuette of Bacchus as a child that was stolen 50 years ago was returned to France:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-60226454
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220202-art-sleuth-returns-statue-to-france-almost-50-years-after-heist
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/02/02/indiana-jones-art-sleuth-returns-statue-france-50-years-heist/
https://www.euronews.com/culture/2022/02/02/europe-s-art-detective-returns-stolen-roman-statue-to-france-50-years-later
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/art-crime-detective-arthur-brand-returns-rare-roman-sculpture-to-france-museum-50-years-after-heist-2743960
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/dutch-indiana-jones-returns-stolen-statue-to-france-50-years-later/news

More on recent US returns to Iraq:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/us-returns-4000-year-old-cuneiform-artifacts-to-iraq-180979469/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on a gold coin of Elizabeth I:

https://the-past.com/shorts/objects/gold-coin-of-elizabeth-i/

Feature on the Athenian dekadrachm:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/the-dekadrachm-athens-greatest-coin/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n05.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n06.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Carol Condie:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/abqjournal/name/carol-condie-obituary?id=32556244

Marie-Francoise Baslez:

https://sophau.univ-fcomte.fr/images/Necrologies/Marie-Francoise_BASLEZ_1946-2022.pdf

Jeannine Boeldieu-Trevet:

https://sophau.univ-fcomte.fr/images/Necrologies/Jeannine_Boeldieu-Trevet_1942-2022.pdf

Heidemarie Koch:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/469600/Top-German-Iranologist-Heidemarie-Koch-dies-at-79

Birju Maharaj:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/02/arts/dance/birju-maharaj-dead.html

Monica Vitti:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/02/arts/dance/birju-maharaj-dead.html

R. Nagaswamy:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/eminent-archaeologist-and-epigraphist-r-nagaswamy-is-no-more/article38314725.ece

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3134-audio-news-from-archaeologica-january-23rd-through-january-29th-2022

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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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