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explorator 25.32 November 27, 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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Searching for Neanderthal points underwater off the island of Jersey:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-neanderthal-spear-sea.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/24/hunting-for-neanderthal-spear-tips-under-the-sea/

A study of Palaeolithic cooking techniques at Shanidar Cave and Franchthi Cave in various periods:

https://theconversation.com/the-real-paleo-diet-new-archaeological-evidence-changes-what-we-thought-about-how-ancient-humans-prepared-food-195127
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-real-paleo-diet-archaeological-evidence.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/23/oldest-cooked-leftovers-ever-found-suggest-neanderthals-were-foodies
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/26/surprisingly-tasty-putting-neanderthal-cooking-to-the-test-recipe
https://www.cnn.com/2022/11/22/world/prehistoric-diets-plants-neanderthals-scn/index.html
https://news.liverpool.ac.uk/2022/11/23/the-real-paleo-diet-new-archaeological-evidence-changes-what-we-thought-about-how-ancient-humans-prepared-food/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-23/ty-article/neanderthals-used-same-cooking-techniques-as-humans-new-study-shows/00000184-9f85-d710-a7c6-dfc7a8550000
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/oldest-cooked-meal-eaten-neanderthals-151842589.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723393
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/23/cave-find-shows-neanderthals-cared-cookery/
https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-traces-of-burnt-food-reveal-a-surprising-truth-about-the-paleo-diet
https://the-past.com/news/oldest-charred-food-remains-shine-light-on-palaeolithic-cooking-techniques/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/oldest-charred-food-remains-reveals-ancient-paleo-cooking-techniques/145335
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/23/palaeolithic-carbonised-plant-food-remains-from-franchthi-and-shanidar/

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/cooking-in-caves-palaeolithic-carbonised-plant-food-remains-from-franchthi-and-shanidar/0CB510C9E528CD7AD923469D78E14E42

A study of tartar on some paleolithic teeth provide several insights about oral health, diet, etc.:

https://english.elpais.com/science-tech/2022-11-24/tartar-on-ancient-teeth-shows-paleolithic-humans-had-better-oral-health.html
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2022-11-22/sarro-en-dientes-de-miles-de-anos-muestra-que-los-humanos-del-paleolitico-tenian-mejor-salud-bucal.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-22/ty-article/new-study-shows-the-evolution-of-eating-in-italy/00000184-9a2b-d199-ade4-db6b5a6a0000

A study of vision requirements in Lower Paleolithic tool making:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-visual-behavior-stone-tools.html

cf: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s41982-022-00129-5

Evidence of harpoon making in Central Africa some 90 000 years bp:

https://face2faceafrica.com/article/90000-years-ago-africans-in-congo-were-undertaking-fishing-expeditions-to-catch-giant-fishes

More on evidence of cooking with fire some 780 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-cooking-food-feasts-human.html
https://wusfnews.wusf.usf.edu/arts-culture/2022-11-24/how-cooking-food-and-gathering-for-feasts-made-us-human
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/well-done-archaeologists-find-780000-year-old-fire-cooked-fish

More on connections between humans in Spain and Britain some 400 000 years bp:

https://www.nhm.ac.uk/discover/news/2022/november/earliest-human-fossils-in-the-uk-reveal-how-europeans-connected.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723067
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/22/earliest-human-remains-in-the-uk-reveal-connection-of-european-hominins/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10993-221121-europe-hominin-fossils

Pondering what happened to other human species:

https://thevarsity.ca/2022/11/20/where-did-the-other-humans-go/
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AFRICA
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A couple of exhibitions of Kenyans involved in archaeology in their country in the past:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/27/forgotten-photos-show-how-kenyan-archaeologists-unearthed-secrets-of-their-own-country

More on humans and megafauna in Madagascar some 1000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-charcoal-cattle-madagascar-megafaunal-extinctions.html

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-22980-w
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Finds from various periods, including mummies with golden tongues, from the Quweisna necropolis:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/480411.aspx
https://egyptindependent.com/mummies-with-golden-tongues-discovered-in-quesna/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/120921/Tombs-burials-dating-back-to-different-ages-mummies-with-golden
https://english.news.cn/20221125/eb2b6a75230a452b9f733b72a47c6370/c.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11469369/Archaeologists-uncover-Egyptian-mummies-golden-tongues.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-unearth-golden-tongued-mummies-in-egypt/145326

A 4000 years bp tomb from the Aswan necropolis appears to be oriented toward the winter solstice:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971832
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10992-221122-egypt-winter-solstice

Not sure if we mentioned this Ptolemaic tomb find from Akhmim:

https://the-past.com/news/ptolemaic-tomb-discovered-at-akhmim/

Latest revelations from restoration work at the temple of Esna:

https://the-past.com/news/new-discoveries-at-roman-period-temple-of-esna/

More on the architectural remains revealed at Buto:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/479935.aspx
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/20/ancient-pillars-discovered-hill-pharaoh-egypt/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/excavation-reveals-an-ancient-temple-in-egypt-1234647435/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10991-221121-egypt-colonnaded-hall

More on the finds relating to Teti and the pyramid of Neith:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/120860/Pyramid-of-Queen-Neith-the-discovery-that-re-writes-history
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722892
https://www.popsci.com/science/egypt-archeology-discoveries/
https://www.popularmechanics.com/science/archaeology/a41992242/hundreds-of-ancient-egyptian-mummies-discovered/

More on calls for the return of the Rosetta Stone to Egypt:

https://theconversation.com/rosetta-stone-a-new-museum-is-reviving-calls-to-return-the-artefact-to-egypt-195037
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/2022/11/21/petition-to-return-rosetta-stone-to-egypt-seeks-a-million-signatures/

... and a feature on what the Rosetta Stone says:

https://mymodernmet.com/rosetta-stone-says/

Features relating to the 100th anniversary of the find of Tutankhamun's tomb:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/11/24/egypts-nmec-celebrates-100th-anniversary-of-discovery-of-tutankhamuns-tomb/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11467277/The-treasure-trove-revealed-100-years-ago-week-King-Tuts-tomb.html
https://www.france24.com/en/tv-shows/encore/20221125-marking-a-centenary-since-the-discovery-of-tutankhamun-s-tomb-in-egypt
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-egypt/tutankhamuns-centenary-100-years-since-the-discovery-of-king-tuts-tomb/

... and contemporary Egyptian reactions to the find:

https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/king-tut-centenary-egyptians-egyptology-where

... and Andrew Nelson's bioarchaeological study or Tutankhamun:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-bioarchaeologist-face-to-face-king-tut.html

... and there's a high number of folks visiting sites as a result:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/120870/Egypt%E2%80%99s-archaeological-sites-witness-high-turnout-celebrating-anniversary-of-discovering

... and a feature on Tutankhamun's popularity today:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-63742475

A project to restore the Great Hypostyle Hall at the Karnak Temple:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/11/egypt-restores-great-hypostyle-hall-karnak-temple

Study suggests that mummification was more concerned with divinity than preservation of the body after death:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-egyptians-mummification-purpose-divinity/
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/mummification-purpose-was-reach-divinity

Feature on natural mummies in ancient Egypt:

https://news.yahoo.com/mummy-nature-desert-heat-preserved-180055728.html

Overview of the dig at Tepe Rivi (Iran):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/478720/2-700-year-old-military-fortress-unearthed-in-northeast-Iran
https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/478643/Tepe-Rivi-archaeologists-digging-site-previously-yielded-relics

Six km of an 'historical wall' (date?) from near Sari (Iran):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/478643/Tepe-Rivi-archaeologists-digging-site-previously-yielded-relics

Pieces of an astrolabe and tile fragments from excavations at the 12th century CE Lambsar Castle site:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/478946/Ancient-castle-excavation-yields-astrolabe-tile-fragments
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/astrolabe-tile-fragments-found-in-assassins-castle/145310

A study of 'foodways' in Mesopotamia, some 5500 years bp:

https://www.gla.ac.uk/news/headline_897243_en.html
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-foodways-cities-mesopotamia.html
https://arkeonews.net/the-new-study-reveals-invisible-stews/
https://the-past.com/news/meat-stews-were-on-the-menu-in-mesopotamia-study-finds/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/25/let-them-eat-stew-research-sheds-new-light-on-foodways-in-the-first-cities/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10997-221123-mesopotamia-beveled-bowl

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352409X22003935

In case you missed the attention Enheduanna as first author has been getting:

https://www.livescience.com/worlds-first-author
https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/the-struggle-to-unearth-the-worlds-first-author

Feature on the Epic of Gilgamesh:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct38tb

Byzantine-era mosaic inscriptions from Hippos/Sussita:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-20/ty-article-magazine/new-inscriptions-in-roman-city-in-israel-shed-personal-light-on-early-christians/00000184-950a-d53f-a5fe-bfca7aa50000

Feature on the Kurkh Monolith and Black Obelisk:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-near-eastern-world/kurkh-monolith-black-obelisk/

In case you missed the coverage of the find of an Antiochus IV coin by an illegal metal detectorist:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/looted-coin-of-hanukkah-villain-found-during-bust-of-suspected-artifact-thief/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723123
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/rkdxctqii
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11463423/Ancient-coin-depicting-Hanukkah-story-villain-suspected-thiefs-home-Israel.html

Feature on the Mesha Stele:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/inscriptions/what-does-the-mesha-stele-say/?mqsc=E4148291&dk=ZE24N0ZF0

More on the suggestion that Judaism developed rather later than currently believed:

https://www.haaretz.com/00000184-7605-deef-a3cd-765584c70000
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/is-judaism-a-younger-religion-than-previously-thought-180981118/

Ongoing concerns of looted Yemeni artifacts showing up at worldwide auctions:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20221120-report-yemens-stolen-artefacts-auctioned-off-in-us-other-countries/

... and illicit digs in Kuwait:

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/illicit-excavations-ruin-kuwaits-archaeological-sites-professor/

Not sure if we mentioned this 6th-8th century CE Christian home beneath a 300 years bp mosque in Bahrain:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20221122-bahrain-ancient-christian-monastery-discovered-under-mosque-ruins/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/bahrain/2022/11/21/ancient-christian-relics-found-in-ruins-of-bahrain-mosque-offer-rare-glimpse-into-history/

Feature on women antiquities dealers in 19th century Baghdad:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/11/unlikely-merchants
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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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A 2400 years bp seal depicting Apollo from Klazomenai:

https://arkeonews.net/klazomenai-ceramic-center-of-ancient-period-was-found-the-first-seal-belonging-to-the-city/

A 2000+ years bp altar with a Greek inscription from Patara:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/26/ancient-greek-altar-found-at-patara-archaeological-site-in-turkey/

Remains of 'snacks' and other items from an exploration of the Colosseum's drainage system:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63746307
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/11/25/colosseums-drains-reveal-sausage-dogs-slaughtered-bloody-dog/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/colosseum-bones-reveal-sausage-dogs-were-a-star-roman-attraction-smtqn0dmc
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/11/25/colosseum-sewers-yield-morsels-eaten-during-shows_9580e824-ae33-4469-b116-c5e97eeb3d3a.html
https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/colosseum-sewers-reveal-hidden-secrets.html
https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/animal-bones-ancient-romans-snack-food-found-colosseum-2022-11-24/
https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/world/article269226932.html
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2022/11/25/archeologists-unearth-ancient-roman-snacks-of-colosseum-spectators/
https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/11/24/animal-bones-ancient-romans-snack-food-found-in-colosseum/
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-11-25/animal-bones-found-in-colosseum/101700280
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/world/ancient%C2%A0romans-snack-food-found-colosseum
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723317
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65756
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/spectator-snacks-from-roman-period-found-in-colosseum/145344

Study argues for the 'authentication' of long-thought 'fake' coins of an unknown emperor named Sponsian:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-ancient-roman-coins-thought-fakes.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/971570
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221123193435.htm
https://theconversation.com/how-we-used-ancient-coins-to-show-a-fake-roman-emperor-was-real-195272
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221123193435.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/23/coins-study-suggests-fake-emperor-sponsian-was-real-say-scientists
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63636641
https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/when-is-a-roman-emperor-not-an-emperor-sponsian-blog-post-mary-beard/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-roman-gold-coins-emperor-sponsian-b2231960.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/11/23/long-lost-roman-emperor-revealed-coins-give-secret/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/1164/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/1164/pub/1164/page/10/article/NaN
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11461067/Ancient-Roman-coin-thought-fake-authenticated-proves-existence-forgotten-leader.html
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/coin-fake-emperor-real-intl-scli-scn/index.html
https://www.newsweek.com/roman-emperor-thought-fake-real-leader-sponsian-1761059
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2022/11/26/ancient-coin-could-prove-roman-emperor-existed/10771916002/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gold-coins-ancient-rome-emperor-sponsian-11669229082
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20221124-uk-coin-study-salvages-forgotten-roman-emperor-from-obscurity
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/25/ancient-gold-coin-proves-fake-roman-emperor-real/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723350
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/study-salvages-roman-emperor-178823
https://www.wsj.com/articles/gold-coins-ancient-rome-emperor-sponsian-11669229082
https://www.zmescience.com/science/sponsian-coin-fake-emperor-dacia-0423/
https://www.sciencealert.com/roman-coins-once-thought-to-be-fake-reveal-a-long-lost-historical-figure
https://arkeonews.net/ancient-roman-coin-thought-to-be-fake-certainly-authentic-and-proves-the-existence-of-forgotten-leader-sponsian-study-claims/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65741
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/roman-coin-reveals-long-lost-roman-emperor/145321
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/25/roman-coin-reveals-long-lost-roman-emperor/

cf: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0274285

... for criticism, see the following (in Dutch):

https://mainzerbeobachter.com/2022/11/26/sponsianus-nog-even-want-er-klopt-weinig-van/

Recent finds relating to Iron Age Gauls from Avenches:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/archaeology-helps-debunk-myths-of-celtic-switzerland/48083126

A Roman-era winepress from Georgia:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C94265%2Csip-sip-hooray-archaeologists-find-1800-year-old-roman-winepress.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/25/archaeologists-find-1800-year-old-roman-winepress/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10998-221123-georgia-roman-wine

Coverage of NYU's dig at Yeronisos:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/23/new-york-university-yeronisos-island-expedition-continues-work/

Excavations at Kition-Pampoula are done for the season:

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/news/local/completion-of-excavations-at-kition-pampoula-2022/

Overview of Roman items revealed from Spain's Duna de Bolonia:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221124-duna-de-bolonia-the-spanish-sand-dune-hiding-roman-ruins

More on the tunnel hyping a possible connection to the tomb of Cleopatra:

https://knews.kathimerini.com.cy/en/news/a-tunnel-discovered-in-egypt-may-lead-to-cleopatra-s-lost-tomb

More on the remains of a likely Temple of Poseidon at Samikou:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/11/22/samikou-key-temple-of-poseidon/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/11/21/archaeologists-discover-temple-like-foundations-at-kleidi-samikou-greece/

More on the remains of a Roman temple found under an 18th century Croatian church:

https://arkeonews.net/a-polish-croatian-team-discovered-ancient-roman-temple-under-a-croatian-18th-century-church/

More on the depiction of Hathor at the Cerro de San Vicente site in Spain:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/fragment-of-egyptian-goddess-found-at-ancient-spanish-site-1234647805/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/a-piece-of-an-egyptian-goddess-figure-found-at-an-iron-age-settlement-in-spain-has-stunned-archeologists-2216723

A Medusa mosaic in Kibyra is being covered for the winter:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/medusa-mosaic-protected-from-winter-conditions-178769

The House of the Vettii has reopened to the public:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65715

The Acropolis is now accessible to the visually impaired:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/25/athens-acropolis-accessible-visually-impaired/

On the 'ancient Mediterranean' as a site of inspiration for everyone in 18th/19th century USA:

https://theconversation.com/18th-and-19th-century-americans-of-all-races-classes-and-genders-looked-to-the-ancient-mediterranean-for-inspiration-191921

Feature on the Roman bath at Prestatyn:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/mystery-hidden-jewel-roman-bathhouse-25582477

Feature on togas:

https://www.livescience.com/who-wore-togas

Feature on Alexander in Turkic literature:

https://scroll.in/article/1037383/in-turkic-literature-alexander-the-great-appears-as-both-a-legend-and-a-divine-king

Feature on travel in the ancient Roman world:

https://aeon.co/essays/the-roman-empire-was-a-cosmopolitan-network-of-adventurers

Feature on Justinian and Theodora:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0dj5xcx/justinian-and-theodora-the-byzantine-power-couple

Feature on some of the burials at Varna (not sure if there's a 'new' find here or not):

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/19/wealthiest-grave-5th-millennium-bc/
https://www.grunge.com/1105127/the-2000-year-old-thracian-chariot-found-with-the-bones-of-a-bulgarian-nobleman/

Feature on Demosthenes:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/22/demosthenes/

Feature on 'wind knowledge' at Salamis:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/24/ancient-greeks-harnessed-wind-power-battle-salamis/

Feature on Thespis:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/24/thespis-of-icaria-ancient-greek-that-invented-acting/

Feature on the Centauridae:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/25/centauridae-ancient-greek-mythology/

Feature on the Via Egnatia:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/23/via-egnatia-ancient-engineering-marvel-traverses-northern-greece/

The UK's former culture secretary is supporting calls for the return of the Parthenon Sculptures:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/21/uk-former-culture-secretary-supports-return-parthenon-marbles-greece/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/uk-ex-culture-secretary-wants-parthenon-marbles-back-in-greece/

In case you missed the use of sheep for grass-cutting purposes at Pompeii:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/24/pompeii-deploys-flock-of-hungry-sheep-to-keep-grass-short

How Augustus got things done:

https://bigthink.com/the-learning-curve/festina-lente/
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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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5500 years bp trail of 'cairns' underwater in Lake Constance:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5v3zm/scientists-are-investigating-signs-of-ancient-human-civilization-underwater
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-explore-mysterious-underwater-cairns-at-lake-constance/145275

Kievan Rus inscriptions/graffiti from a cave system in Kyiv (not sure when this was found):

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-722939
https://americanmilitarynews.com/2022/11/centuries-old-carvings-found-in-viking-cave-at-abandoned-home-in-ukraine/

Some Neolithic bone pendants found on an island in a Russian lake the 1930s turn out to be make of human bone:

https://www.sciencealert.com/pendants-from-stone-age-graves-revealed-to-be-made-of-a-gruesome-material

Metal detectorists came across what has been dubbed the (massive) Dunscore Hoard in Scotland:

https://www.livescience.com/scotland-medieval-coin-hoard-field
https://www.scotsman.com/news/national/more-than-8000-silver-coins-discovered-in-scottish-field-3926618
https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/thousands-coins-dating-back-13th-28550481
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/dunscore-hoard-scotland-metal-detectorists-treasure-trove-unit-2214267
https://www.scottishdailyexpress.co.uk/news/scottish-news/biggest-ever-hoard-buried-treasure-28539042

Plenty of items of interest from a Yorkshire medieval farm site with links to Rievaulx Abbey:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-63730202
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/archaeologists-make-almost-unheard-of-discoveries-at-site-of-yorkshire-medieval-farm-with-links-to-rievaulx-abbey-3927776
https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/people/community-archaeology-uncovers-clues-to-medieval-farm-linked-to-rievaulx-abbey-3928313

A 17th century sword probably from the Kalmar War excavated from a stone cellar in Kalmar:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-unearth-rare-sword-from-time-of-the-kalmar-war/145348

Restoration work at Westminster has revealed possible remains of a medieval Thames river wall:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-63700865
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11452119/700-year-old-Thames-River-wall-unearthed-beneath-Parliament.html
https://uk.sports.yahoo.com/news/palace-westminster-possible-remains-medieval-125111787.html

Remains of a 19th century railway siding from Huddersfield:

https://the-past.com/news/railway-siding-from-the-19th-century-revealed-in-huddersfield/

More on the 13th-15th century bone flute (and other items) found at a site in Kent:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-kent-63694481
https://arkeonews.net/rare-medieval-bone-flute-unearthed-in-kent-southeastern-coast-of-england/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10994-221122-england-medieval-flute

More on that 700 years bp (maybe) shipwreck in Norwegian lake:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeoloy-medieval-history-ships/shipwreck-discovered-at-the-bottom-of-norways-largest-lake-possibly-700-years-old/2110769
https://www.livescience.com/medieval-shipwreck-in-norway-lake
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10995-221121-norway-medieval-ship

More on Otzi dying somewhere other than where his remains were found:

https://www.livescience.com/otzi-iceman-death-revisited
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/otzi-iceman-mummy-new-research-how-he-died-preservation-2216169
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/22/otzi-the-iceman-30%E2%80%89years-on-a-reappraisal-of-the-find/

More on the Mesolithic child burial from Finland:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/stone-age-grave-reveals-new-insights-into-prehistoric-burial-practises/145115

In case you missed the item on the earliest example/inscription in the Basque language:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/15/hand-of-irulegi-ancient-spanish-artefact-rewrites-history-of-basque-language
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-2100-year-old-bronze-hand-may-help-rewrite-the-history-of-basque-language-180981153/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10989-221117-hand-of-irulegi

The dig at that Wales department store site has come to a conclusion:

https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/23139128.haverfordwest-archaeological-dig-comes-close/

Archaeological surveys are being done along the route of the Long Stratton bypass:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/23141283.archaeologists-survey-long-stratton-a140-bypass-route/

Feature on a Saxon glass bucket from Bury St Edmunds that went to auction back in 2004:

https://www.suffolknews.co.uk/bury-st-edmunds/news/see-why-this-small-glass-bucket-sold-for-more-than-100-00-9285400/

Feature on a group of folks finding a pile of petroglyphs over the years in Norway:

https://sciencenorway.no/archeology/three-guys-with-torches-have-found-almost-600-new-rock-carvings-in-their-spare-time/2114435

Feature on the mummies of Venzone:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/120884/Did-you-hear-about-the-Mummies-of-Venzone

Feature on the VIking origins of Normandy:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0djqf6t/the-surprising-viking-origin-of-normandy
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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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A Paleolithic site (30000 - 50000 years bp) from Shandong:

https://english.news.cn/20221121/04b135cedb084898af3ae5f03736ef5b/c.html

Zhou Dynasty pottery and stone artifacts from a site in Hunan:

https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202211/26/WS6381bddca31057c47eba13a3.html

43 tombs from various periods from the Wuliping ancient tomb site in Hunan:

http://www.china.org.cn/china/Off_the_Wire/2022-11/24/content_78536115.htm

A 19th century shipwreck ('No. 2 on the Yangtze River Mouth') was successfully raised from the riverbed last week:

https://english.news.cn/20221121/6769f0e0e609450a865af3b8df795f51/c.html
https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-11-21/Ancient-wooden-shipwreck-from-Qing-Dynasty-salvaged-in-Shanghai-1f8vZ7rxgOs/index.html
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202211/1280094.shtml
http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/1123/c90000-10175342.html
https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202211/21/WS637ad186a31049175432add4.html
https://www.ecns.cn/news/2022-11-21/detail-ihchchpu5652457.shtml

A Ming Dynasty epitaph from Hebei:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/896540-400-year-old-epitaph-found-in-north-china-s-hebei

More on the Han Dynasty (and later) finds from a Taoist temple site on Mount Wudang:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202211/1279992.shtml

More on bridge finds from the Shahe ancient bridge site in Xianyang:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202211/1280181.shtml

Feature on finds from Sanxingdui:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/study-reveals-latest-discoveries-at-bronze-age-sanxingdui/145289

... this seems to be related to the above:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/china-sanxingdui-archaeology-three-star-mound-1234647506/

Feature on Chinese writing:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-chinese-complexity-greater.html

A Neolithic 'mother goddess' figurine from Siddipet:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/telangana/2022/nov/27/neolithic-mother-goddess-sculpture-found-in-siddipet-2522521.html

A Kakatiya (or earlier) statue of a goddess found in Bhupalpally:

https://www.siasat.com/telangana-sculpture-of-female-deity-unearthed-at-bhupalpally-2465057/

A 15th century rock inscription from a Lord Sri Tiruvengalanadha Swamy temple site:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2022/nov/21/archaeological-dept-reveals-15th-century-rock-inscription-insri-tiruvengalanadha-swamy-temple-in-andhra-2520425.html

A Buddhist stupa (maybe) and inscriptions from a site in Andhra Pradesh (date?):

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2022/nov/21/andhra-pradesh-buddhist-stupa-inscriptions-unearthed-in-nallamalla-forest-2520430.html

Brief item on a relief (date?) found during bridge construction in South Kashmir:

https://www.thedispatch.in/ancient-sculpture-found-in-kulgam-will-handed-over-to-department-of-archives-archaeology-museums/

There's some sort of India v Nepal 'crisis' developing over sites associated with the Buddha:

https://theprint.in/features/ramgram-devdaha-crisis-over-buddhas-remains-is-brewing-between-india-and-nepal/1227372/

Feature on some recently-digitized Gandharan Buddhism literature documents:

https://tribune.com.pk/story/2386019/unravelling-the-scrolls-that-may-rewrite-buddhist-history

A tooth study relating to childhood and puberty on the Silk Road:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-24119-3
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Remains of 17th century musket balls associated with survivors of the wreck of the Gilt Dragon:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/musket-balls-add-to-mystery-of-missing-gilt-dragon-shipwreck-survivors/145299

A 3d reconstruction of the wreck of the HMAS Sydney and HSK Kormoran:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-wreckage-famous-warships-explored-3d.html

In the wake of Rio Tinto's activities, the Australian government is looking at new ways to protect sites:

https://www.dw.com/en/australia-to-improve-laws-protecting-indigenous-heritage/a-63868239
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-11-24/rio-tinto-s-destruction-of-australian-stonehenge-sparks-reform?leadSource=uverify%20wall
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NORTH AMERICA
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The 175 years bp wreck of the Phoenix located off the shore of Sheboygan:

https://www.sheboyganpress.com/story/news/local/2022/11/21/smokestack-phoenix-shipwreck-great-lakes-discovered-off-sheboygan-shore/69627692007/

Feature on a dig at the Town Creek Indian Mound site in North Carolina:

https://www.wunc.org/2022-11-18/archaeologists-carefully-dig-for-history-at-town-creek-indian-mound

Feature on archaeological research being done at a 15th century CE village site in Tazewell County (Illinois):

https://www.pjstar.com/story/news/2022/11/25/archaeologists-study-a-native-american-village-in-tazewell-county/69670375007/

More on human remains from the Battle of Camden site:

https://www.stripes.com/theaters/us/2022-11-20/revolutionary-war-remains-camden-south-carolina-8130182.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-unearth-soldiers-killed-in-battle-of-camden/145190

More on the 600 years bp English coin found in Newfoundland:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-did-a-600-year-old-gold-coin-minted-under-henry-vi-end-up-in-newfoundland-180981177/

More on the 23 000 years bp (maybe ... possibly younger) footprints from White Sands National Park:

https://uwm.edu/news/alum-helps-uncover-oldest-ever-human-footprints-discovered-in-north-america/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/new-research-questions-dating-of-ice-age-footprints-in-north-america/145212

Interview with Hopi archaeologist Lyle Balenquah:

https://moabsunnews.com/2022/11/23/science-moab-exploring-ancestral-lands-in-the-southwest/

Interview with Stephen Crowley about his personal archaeological collection:

https://the-peak.ca/2022/11/stephen-crowley-opens-up-about-his-archeological-collection/

Feature/review on Ohio's Native Americans during the Ice Age:

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/columns/2022/11/27/archaelogists-should-dig-deeper-to-uncover-more-about-ancient-culture/69671122007/

Feature on the Besh-Ba-Gowah site in Arizona:

https://tucson.com/news/retrotucson/archaeologist-irene-vickrey-excavated-ancient-site-besh-ba-gowah-copy/article_03fedf4e-6931-11ed-adf2-ab492a7bea72.html

Feature on five ancient cities in North (and central) America:

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2022/11/these-5-ancient-cities-once-ruled-north-america-what-happened-to-them

Feature on Apache historian Alfonso Borrego's questioning of 'official accounts' of assorted genocidal claims:

https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-11-26/apache-historian-questions-official-narratives-how-is-it-possible-that-120-soldiers-cut-off-the-feet-of-8000-of-our-brave-indigenous-people.html

Feature on Kelly Yacobucci Farquhar's work as an historian in upstate New York:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Montgomery-County-historian-finds-surprises-and-17597967.php

A project to digitally preserve residential school sites in Canada:

https://calgaryherald.com/news/local-news/witnesses-to-history-survivors-u-of-c-researchers-partner-to-digitally-preserve-residential-school-sites
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Plenty of interesting conclusions from the find of 1700 years bp spider monkey remains at Teotihuacan:

https://news.ucr.edu/articles/2022/11/21/1700-year-old-spider-monkey-remains-discovered-teotihuacan-mexico
https://phys.org/news/2022-11-year-old-spider-monkey-earliest-evidence.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/11/221121215736.htm
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/art-of-diplomacy-in-ancient-maya-spider-monkey-was-important-gift
https://www.science.org/content/article/sacrificed-monkey-suggests-peaceful-ties-between-ancient-mesoamerican-powers
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/spider-monkeys-remains-ancient-diplomacy-maya-mexico
https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-bones-suggest-maya-befriended-neighbors-with-a-sacrificial-spider-monkey
https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/11/spider-monkey-skeleton-shows-the-risks-of-ancient-maya-diplomacy/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65737
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/23/1700-year-old-spider-monkey-remains-discovered-in-teotihuacan/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-find-evidence-of-gift-diplomacy-between-teotihuacan-and-the-maya/145304
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1700-year-old-monkey-skeleton-suggests-diplomatic-ties-between-mesoamerican-powers-180981178/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10996-221123-mexico-spider-monkey

cf: https://www.pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.2212431119

A 1000 years bp 'mural' was rediscovered after 'falling into obscurity' a century ago:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/24/ancient-mural-rediscovered-peru-archaeology-huaca-pintada

Ritual offerings from the ongoing work at the Templo Mayor in Mexico City:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/unearthed-ritual-offerings-shed-light-on-mysterious-aztec-culture
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-11464673/In-Mexico-Aztec-dig-sets-new-records-royal-mystery-deepens.html
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/11/24/archeologists-discover-array-of-aztec-artefacts-under-mexico-city

Evidence of remains of a Maya settlement at Oxkutzcab:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/11/archaeologists-uncover-evidence-of-maya-town-at-oxkutzcab-municipality/145292

Deforestation is destroying pre-Columbian Amazon sites:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/22/amazon-deforestation-bolivia-lost-civilization
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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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Cyril of Alexandria's commentary on Hebrews has been found and translated:

https://aleteia.org/2022/11/25/cyril-of-alexandrias-lost-work-is-found-and-translated/

Feature on recreating a 5000 years bp style beer:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20221120-report-yemens-stolen-artefacts-auctioned-off-in-us-other-countries/

Feature on sweet potato pie in the 17th century:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65723

Feature on Mahua:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221121-mahua-the-indian-liquor-the-british-banned

Feature on archaeologists and guns:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/in-depth/1198535/when-archaeologists-swap-trowels-for-guns/

Not sure where to put this item on someone who wants to donate an early Christian manuscript he acquired in the 80s:

https://www.enidnews.com/news/state/local-man-seeks-to-donate-ancient-greek-manuscript/article_6d6e64f2-9fce-533a-9afd-36f3e88ee52b.html

Feature on astrology and art through the centuries:

https://www.artnews.com/list/art-news/artists/astrology-art-history-1234646387/

Feature on Charlemagne:

https://www.livescience.com/charlemagne-emperor-of-europe

Feature/reviewish on Baba Yaga:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20221118-baba-yaga-the-greatest-wicked-witch-of-all

Researchers have 'cracked' Charles V's secret code:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-emperor-charles-secret-code-centuries.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63757443
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/24/emperor-charles-vs-secret-code-cracked-after-five-centuries
https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/emperor-charles-vs-secret-code-cracked-after-5-centuries-3550589

Plans for a replica of William the Conquerors warship:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/25/french-team-build-replica-william-conqueror-warship

Feature on moving a very heavy Renaissance altar:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65733

Feature on humans destroying the natural world throughout history:

https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/nov/25/cop15-humans-v-nature-our-long-and-destructive-journey-to-the-age-of-extinction-aoe

Review of an edition of Henry James, *The Aspern Papers and Other Tales*:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/the-aspern-papers-and-other-tales-henry-james-book-review-elizabeth-lowry/

Review of James Vincent, *Beyond Measure*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/books/review/beyond-measure-james-vincent.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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On the history of Thanksgiving (various spins):

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/video/tv/the-history-of-thanksgiving
https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/24/the-roots-of-thanksgiving-in-ancient-greece/
https://www.jpost.com/j-spot/article-723225
https://theconversation.com/how-medieval-catholic-traditions-of-thanksgiving-prayers-and-feasting-shaped-the-protestant-celebration-of-plymouths-pilgrims-194409

A history of ancient ball games:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/2022-11-24/ty-article/a-brief-history-of-ball-games/00000184-a8d5-d5b3-a3f5-afd53c010000

... and the origins of soccer/football:

https://www.newsweek.com/world-cup-ancient-china-brief-history-soccer-1761891

Feature on Advent in various cultures:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/advent-traditions-world/index.html

Latest item on Russia looting art from museums in Kherson:

https://www.wionews.com/world/ukraine-accuses-russia-of-looting-priceless-art-from-museum-in-kherson-536169
https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/russian-forces-steal-priceless-ukrainian-artwork-during-occupation-of-kherson

Namibia pulled down a German colonial officer's statue in Windhoek:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-63728105

Germany raided the homes of some art/climate protestors:

https://www.dw.com/en/german-police-raid-homes-over-last-generation-art-protest/a-63868664
https://www.dw.com/en/climate-activists-target-elbphilharmonie/a-63871012

On the difficulties art museums have with protestors:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/24/arts/design/climate-protests-museums.html

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LANGUAGE RELATED
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Study suggests genes and language don't necessarily match up:

https://arkeonews.net/a-new-study-says-genes-and-languages-arent-always-together/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/24/genes-and-tongues-are-not-always-tied-together/

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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Pharaoh Superstars:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/480295.aspx

Gender and Space:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/short-reads/article/3200369/night-we-heard-women-prisoners-wailing-exhibition-explores-hong-kong-history-female-perspective

Stoke Lyne Roman coin hoard:

https://news.oxfordshire.gov.uk/roman-coin-hoard-bicester-library/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/huge-roman-coin-hoard-display-160000247.html

Eleusis:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/museum/whats-on/exhibitions/impressions-of-greece/the-mysterious-site-of-eleusis.html

Lives of the Gods:

https://news.yale.edu/2022/11/22/lives-gods-met-exhibition-maya-art-guided-yale-scholarship

Ancient Measurement:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/events/glance-into-ancient-measurement-with-pera-museums-new-exhibition

Antiquity and America:

https://www.bowdoin.edu/news/2022/11/museum-of-arts-antiquity-and-america-and-how-eighteenth--and-nineteenth-century-americans-of-all-races,-classes,-and-genders-looked-to-the-ancient-mediterranean-for-inspiration.html

The Penn Museum has renovated its Eastern Mediterranean Gallery:

https://whyy.org/articles/penn-museum-eastern-mediterranean-gallery-opening-philadelphia/

Feature on the Hue Royal Antiquities Museum:

https://e.vnexpress.net/photo/places/hue-museum-a-treasure-house-of-nguyen-dynasty-antiques-4538533.html

Feature on the International African American Museum soon to open in Charleston:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20221120-in-charleston-a-museum-2300-years-in-the-making

cf: https://iaamuseum.org/

Fort Ticonderoga has acquired a number of items to mark the 250th anniversary of the American Revolution:

https://www.wamc.org/news/2022-11-21/ft-ticonderoga-acquires-major-collection-as-it-prepares-for-250th-anniversary-of-american-revolution

A new archaeological museum will be built in Sparti:

https://news.gtp.gr/2022/11/23/new-archaeological-museum-in-sparti-gets-green-light/

Feature on the Met's Egyptian collection:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/120864/New-York%E2%80%99s-Metropolitan-Museum-houses-Egyptian-artifacts-collected-over-35

The Wellcome Collection has closed its Medicine Man medical history gallery:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11474111/Fury-bosses-axe-museums-racist-sexist-ableist-medical-history-display.html
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Big bucks for a watch from the Titanic:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-63690010

Christie's cancelled the auction of a questionable TRex skeleton:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/21/christies-cancels-t-rex-skeleton-auction-after-doubts-raised

A Charles Darwin autograph is expected to fetch a high price:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-63741207

Mexico isn't happy with European auctions of pre-Hispanic artifacts:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/21/mexico-condemns-europe-auctions-archaeological-artefacts

A Bronzino is coming to auction:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/22/arts/design/bronzino-portrait-ilse-hesselberger.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to try to connect Columbus to Spanish Galicia rather than Genoa:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/22/galician-exhumed-bones-columbus-spain
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Facial reconstructions of some Etruscan folk (Italian):

https://www.maremmaoggi.net/gli-etruschi-erano-bellissimi-lincredibile-ricostruzione-del-volto/

30 facial reconstructions, most of which we've mentioned at some point:

https://www.livescience.com/gallery-of-reconstructions

More on that 'vampire' facial reconstruction:

https://mymodernmet.com/john-barber-vampire-reconstruction/
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Latest item to be revealed by drought from the Mississippi is the fossil of a lion (date?):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/drought-reveals-rare-american-lion-fossil-in-dried-up-mississippi-river-180981166/

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Verulamium:

https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/whats-on/verulamium-st-albans-park-rich-7823908

St Etheldreda's Church:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/this-church-hearkens-back-to-pre-reformation-england.html

Palaces in Genoa:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/genoa-rolli-palaces/index.html

Poxila:

https://yucatanmagazine.com/poxila-is-the-most-impressive-maya-ruin-you-have-probably-never-heard-of/

German pyramids:

https://www.dw.com/en/germany-land-of-pyramids/g-62193371

Latest tourist behaving badly climbed the Kuklkan pyramid at Chichen Itza:

https://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/tourist-mayan-temple-angry-locals-b2231207.html
https://metro.co.uk/2022/11/23/mob-throws-water-at-tourist-and-demands-her-sacrifice-after-she-climbed-temple-17812131/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11456605/Female-tourist-pelted-water-bottles-climbing-El-Castillo-Mayan-temple-Mexico.html
https://yucatanmagazine.com/tourists-boo-rule-breaker-who-climbed-chichen-itzas-famous-kukulkan-pyramid/
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/chichen-itza-visitor-faces-angry-mob-after-illegally-climbing-kukulcan-pyramid/
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Trojan Women:

https://hyperallergic.com/782114/korean-musical-traditions-meet-greek-tragedy-in-trojan-women/

Antigone:

https://chicagoreader.com/arts-culture/theater-review/apartheid-and-antigone/

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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More reviews/responses to Ancient Apocalypse:

https://phys.org/news/2022-11-netflix-ancient-apocalypse-graham-hancock.html
https://www.theguardian.com/tv-and-radio/2022/nov/23/ancient-apocalypse-is-the-most-dangerous-show-on-netflix
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/nov/27/atlantis-lost-civilisation-fake-news-netflix-ancient-apocalypse
https://www.maltatoday.com.mt/news/interview/119921/megalithic_malta_lost_city_atlantis_anthony_bonanno#.Y3yrnqRyYwA
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fishy-netflix-atlantis-show-archaeology-ggkwjzqfs
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CRIME BEAT
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Theft of a 450+ gold Celtic coins from a museum in Germany:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/nov/22/hoard-of-450-celtic-gold-coins-worth-1138m-stolen-from-museum-in-germany
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-63734933
https://apnews.com/article/europe-germany-munich-3df895007322d5feed2dec8563a51d90
https://apnews.com/article/travel-europe-germany-e6bb0cdbd6f161fb3212c0fb1171a34a
https://www.npr.org/2022/11/24/1139145514/gone-in-9-minutes-how-a-celtic-gold-heist-unfolded-in-germany
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/celtic-coins-theft-bavaria-museum/index.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-723219
https://www.brusselstimes.com/327139/a-film-worthy-robbery-celtic-gold-stolen-in-9-minutes
https://rmx.news/article/germany-millions-of-euros-of-celtic-gold-stolen-during-massive-heist-in-bavarian-museum/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/celtic-coins-stolen-manching-museum-1234647794/
https://arkeonews.net/483-celtic-gold-coins-worth-several-million-euros-stolen-from-german-museum/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/65751
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/hundreds-of-celtic-coins-worth-millions-stolen-from-german-museum-180981186/

A master forger wanted by French police can't be found:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/11/16/suspected-mastermind-behind-old-master-fake-scandal-giuliano-ruffini-is-on-the-run-from-police-sources-say

A Parisian gallery owner is off to jail over a Picasso:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/gallery-owners-sentenced-to-jail-time-after-stolen-picasso-scandal-1234647518/

A pair of metal detectorists charged with detecting at the protected site of Cunetio:

https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/news/wiltshire/news/2022/november-2022/two-men-summoned-to-court-for-illegal-metal-detecting/
https://www.swindonadvertiser.co.uk/news/23151106.wiltshire-men-accused-illegally-metal-detecting-ancient-roman-town/

Police seized a collection of finds on display at the Banca Popolare di Bari:

https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/hiding-plain-sight-artefacts-seized-display-italian-bank-2022-11-25/
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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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Feature on assorted stolen artifacts in the British Museum:

https://glasgowguardian.co.uk/2022/11/24/returning-the-uks-stolen-artefacts/

Turkey put some recently-returned-from-the-US items on display:

https://www.gulf-times.com/story/615620/turkey-displays-pieces-of-ancient-mosaics-returned-from-us

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n47.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n48.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Ross Thomas:

https://www.countypress.co.uk/news/23138120.death-brading-roman-villa-trustee-archaeologist-dr-ross-thomas/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/sadness-death-brading-roman-villa-091026076.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/11/24/archaeologist-ross-iain-thomas-passed-away/

Kate Smith:

https://www.museumsassociation.org/museums-journal/people/2022/11/obituary-kate-smith-1971-2022/

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3220-audio-news-from-archaeologica-november-13th-through-the-19th-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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