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explorator 24.27 October 24, 2021
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Patrick Swan,
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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Over 800 Neanderthal stone tools from the Bawa Yawan shelter site and environs in western iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466204/Hundreds-of-stone-tools-found-at-Iran-Neanderthal-site

Pondering why homo erectus left Africa:

https://www.theatlantic.com/science/archive/2021/10/mystery-why-our-ancestors-left-africa/620426/
https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/ubeidiya-homo-erectus/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/what-drove-homo-erectus-out-of-africa-180978881/

Short feature on Neanderthal use of tar:

https://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/how-did-neanderthals-invent-tar.php

More on the 'pre-human' footprints on Crete:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/humanlike-footprints-in-crete-dated-to-6-million-years-muddle-archaeologists-1.10301706
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/20/new-evidence-rete-footprints-6-5-million-years-old/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-human-like-footprints-dated-to-605-million-years-ago-180978889/

More on the Neanderthal items found at Princess Diana's childhood home:

https://www.livescience.com/neanderthal-artifacts-princess-diana-childhood-home
https://www.northantslive.news/news/northamptonshire-news/amazing-40000-year-old-archaeological-6076761
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/shells-likely-carved-by-neanderthals-discovered-at-princess-dianas-former-home-180978910/

More on evidence of 120 000 years bp clothing from a Moroccan cave:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/evidence-of-fur-and-leather-clothing-among-worlds-oldest-found-in-moroccan-cave-180978689/
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AFRICA
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Tracking how humans modified the landscape of Madagascar over the past 1000 years:

https://news.psu.edu/story/673071/2021/10/19/research/small-scale-foragers-left-more-footprints-landscape
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-small-scale-foragers-left-footprints-landscape.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211019223151.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/932096
https://www.sciencealert.com/satellite-data-shows-even-small-ancient-gatherer-communities-shaped-the-landscape

cf: https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fevo.2021.689399/full

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A mummy found a couple of years ago turns out to be 1000 years older than initially thought, with implications for when the practice of mummification began:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/24/mummys-older-than-we-thought-new-find-rewrites-the-history-books

Byzantine-era amphora from the Andraos Palace site at Luxor:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2021/10/19/luxor-2/

A 'mentally unstable' man attacked a ram/sphinx statue in Tahrir Square:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/mentally-unstable-man-attempts-to-destroy-ram-statue-in-tahrir-square/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/man-attempting-demolish-ancient-sphinx-cairo-caught/story?id=80703982

More on the three large stone ram heads found near the Avenue of the Sphinxes:

https://www.livescience.com/ram-head-statues-luxor-avenue-of-sphinxes
https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/426726.aspx
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10113297/Archaeologists-discover-three-statues-ram-heads-near-Egypts-Karnak-Temple.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/giant-ram-head-statues-found-in-egypt-180978914/

More on Egypt's plans to investigate alleged Pharaonic artifacts in Afghanistan:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/1936511/middle-east

Plenty of folks were on hand for the sun alignment at Abu Simbel:

https://egyptindependent.com/over-1200-tourists-witnesss-sun-alignment-on-king-ramses-iis-face-at-abu-simbel/
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/109114/56-ambassadors-witness-the-solar-alignment-at-Abu-Simbel-temple

Feature on daily life in ancient Egypt:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/10/daily-life-in-egypt

Review of Edward Dolnick, *The Writing of the Gods*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/books/review/the-writing-of-the-gods-rosetta-stone-edward-dolnick.html

Officials have ruled out digging wells in Cyrus' Tomb:

https://www.iranintl.com/en/20211018255461

I think we mentioned these 11 000 years bp heads and 'phallic pillars' from Karahantepe (Turkey):

https://www.livescience.com/human-head-carving-pillars-turkey-karahantepe
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10096-211022-turkey-karahan-tepe-pillars

A late Neolithic relief from Tas Tepeler featuring a frontal portrait of a man apparently holding his phallus:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10110929/Archaeology-Neolithic-relief-frontal-depiction-man-holding-phallus-Turkey.html

A Hasmonean-era silver coin hoard from Modiin-Maccabim-Reut:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/archaeologists-excavate-hoard-of-rare-silver-coins/141715

Latest find from the City of David (from ten years ago?) is an amethyst seal stone depicting a plant of some sort (it varies by publication):

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/rare-biblical-balsam-tree-found-depicted-on-2000-year-old-amethyst-seal-682678
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/seal-showing-biblical-persimmon-and-maybe-an-ibis-found-in-jerusalem-1.10314184
https://www.timesofisrael.com/plant-for-cleopatras-scent-and-temple-rite-found-on-ancient-jerusalem-seal/
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/israel/incredible-second-temple-era-amethyst-seal-found-under-the-kotel/2021/10/21/
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/315447
https://www.ynetnews.com/culture/article/hyyclmkut
https://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2021/10/21/archeology-israel-ancient-seal-shows-extinct-plant_90b20c1f-7915-4ee7-881b-ae8b9517c3e6.html

A mosaic from what some think is the 1500 years bp Church of the Apostles in what some people think is the site of Bethsaida:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/researchers-uncover-mosaic-in-what-they-think-is-bethsaidas-church-of-apostles/
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/church-of-the-apostles-in-bethsaida-mysteriously-buried-archaeologists-discover-1.10310760
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10117041/Mosaic-floors-1-500-year-old-lost-Church-Apostles-discovered-Israel.html
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/22/greek-writing-found-on-mosaic-floors-from-the-1500-year-old-lost-church-of-the-apostles/

A diver found a 900 years bp (likely Crusader) sword off the Carmel coast of Israel:

https://www.livescience.com/barnacle-encrusted-crusader-sword-israel
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/18/sharp-eyed-diver-finds-crusaders-ancient-sword-israel
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/world/middleeast/crusader-sword-found-israel.html
https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/middleeast/100000008031337/sword-artifact-israel-mediterranean-discovery-crusades.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-58963025
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/crusader-sword-mediterranean-sea-israel-b1940417.html
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-israeli-scuba-diver-ancient-crusader.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2021/10/19/900-year-old-crusader-sword-israel/
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/19/1047256097/crusader-sword-scuba-diver-israel
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/900-year-old-crusader-sword-found-by-scuba-diver-off-israels-coast-682306
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/315245
https://www.timesofisrael.com/diver-pulls-900-year-old-crusader-sword-from-seafloor/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/766/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/766/pub/766/page/47/article/233623
https://www.cbc.ca/news/science/sword-israel-1.6216278
https://www.aol.com/amateur-diver-finds-900-old-160313707.html
https://metro.co.uk/2021/10/19/diver-finds-a-900-year-old-sword-that-fought-in-the-crusades-15446244/
https://www.dw.com/en/israeli-diver-finds-900-year-old-crusader-sword/a-59545798
https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/10/18/sharp-eyed-diver-in-israel-recovers-crusader-sword-from-mediterranean-seabed/
https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/crusader-sword-israel-scli-intl-scn/index.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/diver-discovers-crusader-sword/141706
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62506
https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/diver-finds-900-year-old-crusader-sword-in-israel/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/19/900-year-old-crusader-sword-found-on-seabed-off-israels-coast/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/diver-finds-crusader-sword-off-israels-coast-180978884/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10089-211019-israel-crusader-sword

... and an overviewish thing on recent items found in Israeli waters:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/swords-gold-and-shipwrecks-israeli-waters-keep-on-revealing-treasures-682491

From the same era comes first evidence of a possible Crusader camp in Galilee:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/first-archaeological-evidence-for-crusader-camp-found-in-israel-682262
https://www.timesofisrael.com/first-evidence-of-crusader-war-camp-discovered-in-northern-israel/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10112191/First-evidence-wartime-campsite-used-Crusaders-invade-Holy-Land-Israel.html
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/22/israeli-archaeologists-discover-crusader-encampment/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-ever-crusader-encampment-unearthed-in-israel-180978896/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10092-211020-israel-crusader-camp

... and a ballista ball with an Arabic inscription from a Crusader Castle at Arsuf:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-unique-arabic-inscription-found-on-ballista-ball-at-crusader-castle-in-israel-1.10318988

More on the 'wine factory' excavated at Tel Yavne:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/daily-life-and-practice/let-the-wine-flow/?mqsc=E4138008&dk=ZE13O0ZF0
https://www.winespectator.com/articles/byzantine-behemoth-massive-1-500-year-old-winery-discovered-in-israel

Feature on some purple-dyed wool found at Timna earlier this year:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/uncategorized/arch-tech-purple-threads-from-the-days-of-david-and-solomon/?mqsc=E4137934&dk=ZE13O0ZF0

Feature on seven 'lesser known' archaeological sites in Israel:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-7-lesser-known-archaeology-sites-in-israel-1.10304683

Feature on a broken pot handle found by the Temple Mount Sifting Project:

https://tmsifting.org/en/2021/10/18/the-educational-value-of-a-stolen-pot-handle/

A 4500 years bp incense burner from Muscat (Oman):

https://www.muscatdaily.com/2021/10/23/4500-year-old-incense-burner-discovered-in-saham/

In case you missed the identification of the oldest known drawing of a ghost (on a 3500 years bp cuneiform tablet in the British Museum):

https://www.livescience.com/oldest-ghost-drawing-babylonian-exorcism-tablet
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/worlds-oldest-drawing-of-ghost-discovered-on-babylonian-tablet-report-682225
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62496
https://boingboing.net/2021/10/19/oldest-known-drawing-of-a-ghost-found-on-ancient-babylonian-tablet.html
https://hypebeast.com/2021/10/oldest-ghost-drawing-british-museum
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/3500-year-old-babylonian-tablet-may-hold-earliest-known-ghost-image-180978923/

Folks are apparently questioning the motives behind Russian restoration of Syrian sites:

https://insidearabia.com/critics-question-russian-restoration-of-syrian-archaeological-sites/
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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of a prehistoric habitation layer at Ioannina:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/18/prehistoric-habitation-layer-unearthed-at-ioannina/

Latest finds from the Cycladic site of Therasia:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/22/therasia-the-new-excavation-finds-from-the-prehistoric-settlement/

Latest (Hellenistic?) finds from Alexandria Troas:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/new-finds-come-to-light-in-alexandria-troas-168766

Probably a crime story (more to come, I suspect) but Israeli police found a 2300 years bp Greek coin of some sort:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1170437/ancient-coin-with-the-head-of-zeus-found-in-northern-israel/
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2021-10/23/content_77827205.htm

Not sure why this hasn't hit mainstream sources ... a major (15 kg!) 1st/2nd century Roman silver coin hoard from Augsburg:

https://news.in-24.com/news/225148.html
https://www.sn.at/panorama/international/bedeutender-silberschatz-der-roemer-in-augsburg-entdeckt-111101146
https://tg24.sky.it/cronaca/2021/10/23/germania-archeologia-ritrovamenti

A 1900 years bp pot depicting a phallus-drawn chariot from a building site in Kelvedon (did we mention this a while ago?):

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3884324/ancient-pot-decorated-large-willies/

Overviewish thing (almost touristy) on recent finds from Stratonikeia:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkeys-city-of-gladiators-awaits-visitors-with-its-new-unearthed-artifacts/2397401

Remains of a 1600 years bp church from the site of Priene:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/1600-year-old-church-unearthed-in-priene-ancient-city-in-aydin
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/first-church-in-priene-unearthed-168733

A 6th century coin hoard from Phanagoria:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/06/archaeologists-coin-ancient-phanagoria/

The excavation season at Dascylium has come to an end:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/excavation-season-ends-in-dascylium-ancient-city-in-nw-turkey/2398408

More on the latest find of a victim of Vesuvius at Herculaneum:

https://www.livescience.com/skeleton-vesuvius-victim-discovered
https://www.ansa.it/english/news/2021/10/15/sensational-fugitive-skeleton-found-at-herculaneum_851ecd2d-00fe-4803-9263-3daae68ff7aa.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/15/sensational-skeleton-buried-in-vesuvius-eruption-found-at-herculaneum
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10087-211018-italy-vesuvius-herculaneum

More on the hundreds of 1800 years bp painted rock-cut tombs from Blaundus:

https://www.livescience.com/rock-cut-chamber-tombs-turkey
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/19/hundreds-ornate-rock-cut-tombs-turkey/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10088-211018-turkey-rock-tombs

More on Boudicca being acquitted of atrocities in a mock trial:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/boudicca-norfolk-acquitted-supreme-court-uprising-8422334

More on box seats at the Pergamon theater:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-lukios-woz-ere-personalized-seats-found-in-pergamon-turkey-1.10307800

More on the source for the marble for a statue from Delos:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/45539-geological-report-colossus-of-the-naxians-on-delos-marble-source-identified.html

Funding for work at the Greek theatre in the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento:

https://siciliatv.org/2021/10/18/valle-dei-templi-finanziati-scavi-per-il-teatro-greco/

A restored grape harvest mosaic is going on display in Hatay:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/mosaic-depicting-grape-harvest-to-go-on-display-in-turkeys-hatay/news
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62515

Anti-flood efforts on the Acropolis apparently are working:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1170164/anti-flood-works-on-acropolis-do-the-trick/

Some folks have recreated garum and are selling it:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/recoving-the-recipe-for-garum-180978846/

There's a new Asterix comic out set in Sarmatia with Amazons and Griffins:

https://www.dw.com/en/asterix-and-the-griffin-when-war-becomes-a-womens-issue/a-59577401

Interesting feature on polychromy on the 4th century BCE statue of the 'Lady of Baza':

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/446-2111/digs/10065-digs-spain-lady-of-baza

Feature on Isabella Caneva's work in Turkey:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/italian-archaeologist-spends-half-century-in-excavations-in-turkey-168691

Feature on Paul Touyz's work on satyrs in Greek drama:

http://today.ku.edu/2021/10/19/goat-song-examines-origins-mythical-satyrs-culture-and-drama

Feature on Kelly P. Dugan's work:

https://tripod.domains.trincoll.edu/features/professor-spotlight-professor-dugan-advocates-for-disabled-students-staff-faculty/

Review of Pat Barker's Trojan War reimaginings:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/25/the-many-wars-of-pat-barker

Review of Aaron Poochigian's translation of Aristophanes:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n20/emily-wilson/punishment-by-radish

Review of James Porter, *Homer: The Very Idea*:

https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/11/homers-range

Feature on Euripides' Trojan Women:

https://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-euripides-the-trojan-women-an-unflinching-look-at-the-brutality-of-war-162426

Feature on the connection between magic and scents in the ancient world:

https://theconversation.com/smells-like-witch-spirit-how-the-ancient-worlds-scented-sorceresses-influence-ideas-about-magic-today-169066

Feature on Plato's Republic and C.S. Lewis:

https://www.tor.com/2021/10/20/malacandra-as-utopia-platos-republic-as-reflected-in-c-s-lewis-out-of-the-silent-planet/

Pondering the connections between philosophy and public relations:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/forbescommunicationscouncil/2021/10/21/is-there-overlap-between-philosophy-and-pr/

Feature on Roman sites/life in Wales:

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/lifestyle/nostalgia/fascinating-little-known-sites-show-21924774

Feature on romantic 'red flags' in the Iliad:

http://udallasnews.com/2021/10/20/romantic-red-flags-in-the-iliad/

Feature on witches in Latin literature:

https://newcriterion.com/issues/2021/11/homers-range

Feature on a 7th century Corinthian shipwreck found off the coast of Italy a couple years ago:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/18/magna-graecia-corinthian-ship-7th-century-bc-found-italy/

Feature on Pytheas:

https://www.livescience.com/first-western-description-british-isles

Feature on the Roman bath at York:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/roman-bath

Feature on a rethink of a Roman lead figurine being a warrior, not a slave:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62490

Feature on the connection between Greek philosophy and climate change:

https://theconversation.com/how-ideas-from-ancient-greek-philosophy-may-have-driven-civilization-toward-climate-change-169714
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/21/ancient-greek-philosophy-climate-change/

Feature on eight powerful women of ancient Rome:

https://www.livescience.com/powerful-roman-women

Feature on depictions of phalluses all over the ancient Roman world:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-ancient-worlds-secret-weapon-the-ejaculating-phallus

Feature on 'the greek foot':

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/14/greek-foot-medical-explanation/

Feature on the various claims regarding the location of Alexander's tomb:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/21/alexander-the-great-tomb-2/

Feature on the Caryatids:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/20/five-caryatids-in-athens-still-waiting-for-their-lonely-sister/

Feature on daily life in ancient Greece:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/16/ancient-greece-growing-up-in-athens-and-sparta/

Feature on gladiators:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/5-fast-and-furious-facts-about-the-lives-of-gladiators

Folks might be interested in the 'trojan asteroids' near Jupiter:

https://wapo.st/3n3qrp5

Latest feature on Classics and Race:

https://paw.princeton.edu/article/color-classics

Latest Parthenon Report piece advocating for the return of the Marbles:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/24/the-parthenon-report-of-fish-and-floodgates/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-102121
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http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A Bronze Age roundhouse from a possible development site near Camborne:

https://www.cornwalllive.com/news/cornwall-news/bronze-age-roundhouse-discovered-proposed-6097179

"Several" 1000 years bp burials fount during work at a church in Bruges:

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2021/10/21/_thousand-year-old-graves-among-the-oldest-finds-in-bruges/

What we're learning from the 500 years bp wreck of the Gribshunden:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/extraordinary-500-year-old-shipwreck-rewriting-history-age-discovery-180978825/

Study of the effects of medieval roads on landscape transformation in Germany:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-ancient-road-lake.html

Another medieval hoard from Zawichost-Trojcy:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/second-treasure-hoard-found-in-zawichost-trojcy/141747

Six 18th century (or earlier) burials beneath a Cork pub:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/news/munster/arid-40724982.html
https://www.rte.ie/news/2021/1020/1254779-munster-skeletal-remains/
https://www.irishcentral.com/news/skeletons-cork-pub
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10093-211021-ireland-cork-burials

A 17th century New England shilling turns up in a collection kept in a 'sweet tin':

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-58982457

A 'weapons collection' found in the cellars of a long-ago demolished building in Poland:

https://polandin.com/56526744/archaeologists-discover-large-antique-weapons-collection

A 'good luck farthing' was found under the mast of the HMS Victory:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hampshire-58981472

A dig at a 19th century 'summer house' at Attingham will resume shortly:

https://www.shropshirelive.com/features/2021/10/20/archaeological-dig-to-continue-this-autumn-at-attingham/

More on that pair of 1500 years bp burials from Bavaria (with a focus on an ivory comb find):

https://www.livescience.com/rich-burials-bavaria-beard-comb
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/archaeologists-find-unique-luxury-goods-in-medieval-graves/141743
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1500-year-old-ivory-beard-comb-found-in-grave-in-bavaria-180978893/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10091-211019-germany-bavaria-graves

Restoration of Parliament has revealed what might be the world's oldest municipal gas lighting system still in use:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/769/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/769/pub/769/page/22/article/232375

Pondering witch hunts in early modern Britain:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/24/why-the-witch-hunt-victims-of-early-modern-britain-have-come-back-to-haunt-us

Feature on a very interesting Gallic vase found at Autun last year:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62522

Feature on the Vikings in Scotland:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19660097.vikings-scotland/

Feature/reconstruction of Warden Abbey:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-58897916

The Chester House Estate has (finally) opened to the public:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-58956660

Funding for Jane Austen's house:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-58927351
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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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I think we mentioned these four 1900 years bp burials from Hunan:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/808143-4-ancient-tombs-unearthed-in-china-s-hunan

Interesting 1300 years bp 'cold case' from China:

https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/environment/article/3153399/1300-years-later-scientists-paint-picture-murder

China is listing the top 100 finds of the past century:

http://www.ecns.cn/news/culture/2021-10-19/detail-ihasacat0472849.shtml
https://english.cctv.com/2021/10/22/ARTIGgxlIDG2qCRejdVwHHQO211022.shtml
http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202110/19/WS616e0d96a310cdd39bc6fb33.html
https://ukranews.com/en/news/808706-china-lists-top-100-archaeology-findings-of-past-century

More on Xi's promotion of Chinese archaeology:

https://www.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202110/18/WS616cac63a310cdd39bc6f6cb_2.html

An 11th century yoni from Viet Nam's Quang Ngai province:

https://en.nhandan.vn/culture/item/10636802-thousand-year-old-yoni-found-in-quang-ngai-province.html

Heavy rains have damaged a number of pagodas in Bagan (Myanmar):

https://www.irrawaddy.com/news/burma/pagodas-damaged-in-myanmars-temple-city.html

Speculation that Sumatran fishing crews may have located the fabled site of Srivijaya:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/22/have-sumatran-fishing-crews-found-the-fabled-island-of-gold
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10122973/Lost-Island-Gold-Sumatran-fishermen.html

Concerns for the Prohm Kel temple at Angkor Wat:

https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50952309/prohm-kel-temple-in-state-of-dilapidation/

... while work has started on restoring Angkor Wat's eastern entrance:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/asiapacific/2021-10/20/c_1310257280.htm

A study of 'female craniometrics' is supporting a 'two layer model of human dispersal in Eastern Eurasia 16 000 - 5300 years bp:

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-00295-6

More on human adaptation to rainforest living in southeast Asia:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/18/early-modern-human-adapted-to-a-rainforest-environment/

A fish symbol was found on a ring well at Keeladi:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/fish-symbol-found-on-ring-well-at-keeladi/article37081440.ece

Plans for an excavation at Korkai:

https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=886263
https://www.thestatesman.com/states/tamil-nadu-excavation-port-city-pandyan-empire-korkai-1503020333.html
https://news.abplive.com/tamil-nadu/tamil-nadu-archaeology-minister-thangam-thennarasu-says-marine-excavation-commence-soon-korkai-port-see-details-1488781

Calls for a dig at Porpanaikottai:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/call-for-excavation-at-porpanaikottai/articleshow/87144731.cms

Whether there will be an eighth phase of excavations at Keeladi is uncertain:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/no-decision-yet-on-eighth-phase-excavation-at-keeladi-says-min/articleshow/87144309.cms

Plans for restoration of the Nandana Fort in Pak:

https://www.daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=885498

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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Feature on Alexandrina Grant and the 'convict strain':

https://theconversation.com/hidden-women-of-history-how-lady-swindler-alexandrina-askew-triumphed-over-the-convict-stain-169023

More on pioneering women archaeologists in the Pacific:

https://www.uwa.edu.au/news/article/2021/october/putting-the-first-women-archaeologists-of-the-pacific-back-on-the-map

Latest from the investigations into Rio Tinto's site destructions:

https://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/inquiry-into-the-destruction-of-46000-year-old-caves-at-juukan-gorge-comes-with-a-warning/R6XMQQ4U7LURE2YOTKNEDSZIW4/
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NORTH AMERICA
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Feature/overviewish thing on the Gault site in Texas:

https://www.kxxv.com/news/traveling-texas-with-ann-harder/traveling-texas-archaeological-site-unearths-wealth-of-information

Tree ring analysis and C14 suggests that Vikings were in North America exactly 1000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-europeans-americas-years.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211020135924.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/20/vikings-settled-north-america-1000-years-ago-solar-storm
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-58996186
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/vikings-discover-christopher-columbus-america-b1941786.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/science/vikings-newfoundland-age.html
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/goodbye-columbus-vikings-crossed-atlantic-1000-years-ago-2021-10-20/
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/tree-rings-radioactive-carbon-signs-vikings-north-america-rcna3383
https://www.wsj.com/articles/viking-artifacts-give-precise-date-for-europeans-earliest-presence-in-north-america-11634742000
https://cphpost.dk/?p=128894
https://elpais.com/ciencia/2021-10-20/los-vikingos-ya-estaban-en-america-hace-ahora-justo-1000-anos.html
https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/goodbye-columbus-vikings-crossed-the-atlantic-1000-years-ago
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/768/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/768/pub/768/page/60/article/232226
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/ancient-solar-storm-pinpoints-viking-settlement-americas-exactly-1000-years-ago
https://www.sciencealert.com/breakthrough-discovery-shows-vikings-were-active-in-north-america-1-000-years-ago
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/newfoundland-vikings-10195.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/10/vikings-were-in-north-america-by-1021-ce/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/study-identifies-date-of-norse-settlement-in-the-americas/141730
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03972-8
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/21/europeans-in-the-americas-1000-years-ago/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10094-211021-newfoundland-norse-vinland

More on 12 000 years bp evidence of tobacco use in Utah:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/earliest-evidence-tobacco-use-smoking-pipe-burned-seeds-plants

More on the transcontinental railroad workers' residence and other structures from Terrace, Utah:

https://news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-unearth-first-ever-house-163226145.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10090-211019-utah-railroad-workers

More on Craft brewing in the Pacific Northwest:

https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/post/craft-brewing-pacific-nw-dates-so-far-back-archaeologists-are-case-0

Feature on assorted Mi-kmaq finds in PEI over the past decade:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/prince-edward-island/pei-exhibit-archeology-acadian-mi-kmaq-1.6220034

The Moravian Church settlement in Bethlehem, PA is seeking Heritage Status:

https://www.dw.com/en/german-settlement-in-us-applies-for-world-heritage-status/av-59561316

Kamloops has hired an archaeologist:

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/local-news/city-of-kamloops-welcomes-archaeologist-to-its-staff-4542182

Bone fragments from under a parking lot in Guelph, Ontario:

https://kitchener.ctvnews.ca/bone-fragments-discovered-under-baker-street-lot-in-guelph-1.5634713
https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/bone-fragments-found-during-dig-at-the-baker-and-wyndham-street-parking-lots-4542466
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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1000 years bp burials of 29 people who were apparently 'offerings' associated with the construction of a Wari temple in northern Peru:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-discovery-ancient-peruvian-burial-tombs.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10121397/Remains-29-people-buried-offerings-1-000-years-ago-discovered.html

Plenty of Mayan sites and artifacts found along a train construction route in Mexico:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-100s-archaeological-sites-mexico-route.html
https://www.rawstory.com/discovery-of-ancient-peruvian-burial-tombs-sheds-new-light-on-wari-culture/
https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/100s-more-archaeological-sites-found-on-Mexico-16552690.php
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/mayan-civilization-artifacts-discovery-train-mexico-scn-scli-intl/index.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/100s-archaeological-sites-found-mexico-train-route-80714392
https://www.wric.com/news/u-s-world/100s-more-archaeological-sites-found-on-mexico-train-route/
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/numerous-new-ancient-sites-discovered-on-mexico-train-route

Not sure if we mentioned this 'scaled down' version of the Teotihuacan's Temple of the Feathered Serpent in Guatemala:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/lasers-lidar-mexican-pyramid-maya-teotihuacan-temple-feathered-serpent-tikal

Feature on Inca mummies:

https://www.history.com/news/inca-mummies-afterlife

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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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Pondering race and skeletons:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/science/anthropology-skeleton-race.html

A stoneware dish, previously thought to be Korean, at the British Museum is now identified as Northern Song dynasty Ru ware:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-cutting-edge-forensic-analysis-rare-ceramic.html
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/19/very-dishy-small-bowl-in-british-museums-collection-revealed-to-be-extremely-rare-chinese-ru-ceramic
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10107637/Archaeology-Korean-dish-revealed-rare-Imperial-Chinese-Ru-ware-ceramic-crafted-900-years-ago.html
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/767/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/767/pub/767/page/19/article/232030
https://cranfieldandmarstonvale.co.uk/cranfield/cutting-edge-forensic-analysis-identifies-rare-ceramic-dish-for-the-british-museum/
https://todayuknews.com/science/archaeology-korean-dish-revealed-as-rare-imperial-chinese-ru-ware-ceramic-crafted-900-years-ago/

Israel's National Library has given the public access to the notebooks of 'Mr Shushani':

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/notebooks-of-mysterious-influential-teacher-mr-shushani-opened-to-public-682493

A study suggests that gold 'went out of fashion' for a while from 1500-800 BCE:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/gold-bling-fell-out-of-fashion-in-ancient-times/141725

Pondering what drove the invention of assorted military technologies:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-drove-military-technologies.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/931988
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/21/what-drove-the-invention-of-military-technologies/

Using AI to reconstruct some Klimt paintings:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/20/klimt-paintings-reconstructed-by-artificial-intelligence/

Feature on Constantinople becoming Istanbul:

https://www.livescience.com/istanbul-not-constantinople

Feature on queer royals and aristocrats throught the ages:

https://www.dw.com/en/queer-royals-and-aristocrats-through-the-ages/g-59517208

Feature on the restoration of a Bernini chapel in Rome:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/ap-online/2021/10/21/berninis-dazzling-chapel-even-brighter-after-restoration

A lost sculpture by William Edmondson was rediscovered:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/18/arts/design/william-edmondson-sculpture.html

Feature on Rubens:

https://www.artfixdaily.com/news_feed/2021/10/20/8965-innovating-from-antiquities-rubens-masterfully-took-inspiration-f

Feature on prehistoric religion:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/prehistoric/prehistoric-religion-a-riddle-we-will-never-solve/

Feature on ghost stories:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/why-we-share-stories-of-local-ghosts

Feature on the origins of vampire stories:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/vampire-disease-origins

Feature on assorted grotesque faces in various locations in Coventry:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-58979395

Feature on 'male collectors':

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/19/men-need-collections-bring-order-chaotic-world/

Feature on the Reign of Terror:

https://www.livescience.com/reign-of-terror.html

Feature on gospels that didn't make it into the Bible:

https://www.baslibrary.org/collections/gospels-didnt-make-cut

Feature on mermaids:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/early-modern/mermaids-legends-sirens-myths-folktales-hans-christian-andersen-disney/

Feature on cities built on top of cemeteries:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/cities-built-on-secret-cemeteries

Feature on the Liberty Cap:

https://daily.jstor.org/the-rise-and-fall-of-the-liberty-cap/

Feature on alchemy:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/turning-lead-into-gold

... and an alchemical cipher:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/culture/alchemy-cipher-philosophers-stone/

On a possible Scottish 'cop' in 15th century Bologna:

https://www.medievalists.net/2021/10/scotsman-cop-bologna/

Feature on Lovett Fort-Whiteman:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/25/a-black-communists-disappearance-in-stalins-russia-lovett-fort-whiteman-gulag

Feature on Stephen Crane:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/25/the-miracle-of-stephen-crane-red-badge-of-courage-burning-boy

Review of Graeber and Wengrow, *The Dawn of Everything*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/18/the-dawn-of-everything-a-new-history-of-humanity-by-david-graeber-and-david-wengrow-review-have-we-got-our-ancestors-wrong
https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/graeber-wengrow-dawn-of-everything-history-humanity/620177/?utm_source=pocket-newtab
https://www.macleans.ca/culture/books/our-ancient-ancestors-may-have-been-more-civilized-than-we-are/

.... and a feature by the authors of the book:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/19/unfreezing-the-ice-age-the-truth-about-humanitys-deep-past

Some King George revisionism:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/in-defense-of-king-george-180978852/

Feature on the history of New York Times book reviews:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/books/review/new-york-times-book-review-first-issue.html

On Switzerland's 'Chimney Sweep Mafia':

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/switzerland-chimney-sweep-mafia

What Henry Louis Gates Jr is up to:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/arts/henry-louis-gates-jr-black-writers.html

Review of Kevin Birmingham, *The Sinner and the Saint*:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/11/dostoyevsky-crime-punishment-birmingham-sinner-saint/620175/

More on John Dee's Aztec obsidian mirror:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/john-dee-mirror-aztec-obsidian/

Ohio messed up license plates honouring the Wright Brothers:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/us/wright-brothers-license-plate/index.html

A 'charred and blackened' nut cake from WWII was found in a German town:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10120399/Heavily-charred-blackened-nut-cake-baked-World-War-II-preserved-German-town.html

Volcanic eruptions in Japan revealed some WWII warships:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5qx8m/iwo-jima-japan-volcano-eruption
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/10/22/sunken-wwii-warships-exposed-after-volcano-activity-japan/6136230001/
https://nypost.com/2021/10/21/japanese-wwii-ships-sunk-by-us-emerge-after-volcano-tremors-lift-seabeds/
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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New York City is removing a statue of Jefferson from City Hall:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/19/1047258467/thomas-jefferson-statue-removal-new-york-city-council-chamber

Feature on the search for burials of Indigenous children in Canada:

https://www.nytimes.com/video/world/americas/100000007893602/indigenous-graves-children-canada.html

Ben Gurion University has closed its Bible studies department:

https://www.jpost.com/opinion/dropping-bible-studies-is-highly-problematic-opinion-682386

Comparing Covid-19 to other epidemics:

https://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/a-historical-perspective-how-covid-19-compares-to-other-epidemics/2602525/

Mary Beard's views on statue toppling were in the news this week:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/10/19/dame-mary-beard-pleased-edward-colston-statue-toppled/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10107213/Dame-Mary-Beard-66-says-pleased-Edward-Colsons-statue-pulled-down.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/mary-beard-is-happy-to-see-statues-fall-w3rkh89xg
https://www.thelondoneconomic.com/news/do-as-the-romans-do-and-replace-disgraced-statues-mary-beard-says-296178/

... but they didn't get it right:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/statue-abuse-and-fake-news-blog-post-mary-beard/

Review of Alex von Tunzelmann's *Fallen Idols*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/19/books/review/fallen-idols-alex-von-tunzelmann.html
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Study suggests the 'modern' horse was domesticate around 2200 years BCE in the Caucasus region:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-domestic-horses.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/science/horse-domestication-russia.html
https://www.dainst.blog/archaeology-in-eurasia/origin-of-domestic-horses-finally-established/
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/22/world/domestic-horses-origin-scn/index.html
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-genes-modern-domestic-horses-origin-russia
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/article/do-we-finally-know-where-horses-evolved
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/civilisations/giddy-up-origins-of-the-domestic-horse-uncovered/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62511
https://www.sciencealert.com/modern-horses-might-originate-from-powerful-and-docile-breed-in-ancient-russia
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02858-z
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10095-211021-horse-domestication-caucasus

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04018-9
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Sanhedrin Trail:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/what-was-jewish-life-in-israel-like-at-the-time-of-the-mishna-and-talmud-682627

Nebra Sky Disk:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-british-museum-world-oldest-stars.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-58946633
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/761/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/761/pub/761/page/18/article/229337
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10102907/Archaeology-Worlds-oldest-map-stars-display-British-Museum.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/british-museum-nebra-sky-disc-map-b1940327.html

Poussin:

https://hyperallergic.com/685760/poussin-and-the-dance-national-gallery-london/
https://www.apollo-magazine.com/poussin-dancers-time-national-gallery/

Live Forever, Welcome to the Underworld:

https://www.reading.co.uk/university-of-reading-museum-event-exploring-ancient-greek-and-egyptian-beliefs-about-life-after-death/

Galloway Hoard:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/galloway-hoard-illuminates-past-power-and-wealth-of-area-as-it-returns-home-3425400

Syrian Antiquities:

http://sana.sy/en/?p=251650

Rubens:

https://www.artfixdaily.com/news_feed/2021/10/20/8965-innovating-from-antiquities-rubens-masterfully-took-inspiration-f

The Stories we Wear:

https://www.inquirer.com/arts/marian-anderson-penn-museum-clothing-stories-20211020.html

The Cleveland MoA helped to reassemle a broken Cambodian Krishna statue:

https://www.cleveland.com/news/2021/10/cleveland-museum-of-art-spotlights-collaboration-with-cambodia-in-reassembly-of-fragmented-krishna-statue.html
https://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/2021/10/19/cleveland-museum-of-art-spotlights-collaboration-with-cambodia-in-reassembly-of-fragmented-krishna-statue/

A Herefordshire museum is fundraising to get the hoard found there back from the BM:

https://www.gloucestershirelive.co.uk/news/regional-news/viking-treasure-find-could-change-6098671

Controversy arising from plans for a museum at the Alamo:

https://www.wsj.com/articles/phil-collins-sets-off-a-new-battle-over-the-alamo-11634486400

Chania is getting a new archaeological museum:

https://news.gtp.gr/2021/10/19/crete-getting-ready-to-welcome-new-archaeological-museum-in-chania/

How museums are using technology:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/arts/boston-museum-fine-arts-technology.html

Feature on the Pavilion in Ticonderoga:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/the-pavilion-in-ticonderoga

On a haunted history museum in Saratoga Springs:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Saratoga-Springs-History-Museum-is-haunted-16555381.php

Feature on the Hispanic Society's museum:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/arts/design/hispanic-society-grolier-club.html

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Big bucks for some Picassos:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59026220
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/oct/24/picasso-paintings-displayed-at-las-vegas-hotel-sell-for-more-than-100m

Not sure if we mentioned this Nazi-looted Van Gogh:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/van-gogh-meules-de-ble-painting/index.html

A microscope Charles Darwin gave to his son is coming to auction:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62501

Big bucks for the Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/10/20/ancient-jewish-prayer-book-sells-for-record-breaking-8-3-million/

High expectations for portraits of Ottoman sultans:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/oct/23/you-can-sense-selim-the-grims-anger-portraits-of-ottoman-sultans-go-on-show

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Ancient DNA researchers are setting ethical guidelines for their work:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-proceeding-caution-global-guidelines-ancient.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/20/science/ancient-dna-archaeology-ethics.html

DNA suggests mammoths and other megafauna lived on longer than previously thought:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/24/world/mammoth-steppe-dna-scn/index.html
https://scitechdaily.com/new-dna-research-shows-humans-did-not-cause-woolly-mammoths-to-go-extinct-climate-change-did/
https://www.cnet.com/news/woolly-mammoth-extinction-blamed-on-climate-change-and-not-human-hunting/
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-04016-x

More on DNA from Arabia revealing human migration out of Africa:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/21/arabian-dna-africa/

More on HepB DNA and human migration:

https://www.shh.mpg.de/2058101/hbv-evolution?c=1935799
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10086-211018-hepatitis-b-migration

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate change is causing concerns for shipwrecks in the New York area:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211015-how-climate-change-is-threatening-new-yorks-shipwrecks

Using driftwood to track 500 years of Arctic warming:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/20/ancient-driftwood-tracks-500-years-of-arctic-warming-and-sea-ice/

Blaming the extinction of woolly mammoths on climate change:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211020135914.htm
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Doncaster:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20211019-the-scottish-town-stranded-in-england

Istria:

https://www.independent.ie/life/travel/europe/incredible-istria-aromas-artefacts-and-architecture-on-croatias-perfect-peninsula-40966175.html

Pakistan's PM was highlighting the nation's Buddhist tourism potential:

https://www.samaa.tv/news/2021/10/pm-highlights-pakistans-potential-for-buddhist-tourism/

Some English estates near London:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/travel/historic-homes-outside-london-england-downton/2021/10/21/e57c10dc-2d0e-11ec-8ef6-3ca8fe943a92_story.html

St Kilda:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/11/travel/st-kilda-scotland.html

Agrafa:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20211017-the-greek-region-too-remote-for-maps

Chicago's African American Heritage Water Trail:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/bespoke/untold-america/chicago/
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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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More commentary on 'The Last Duel':

https://slate.com/culture/2021/10/the-last-duel-hairstyles-historical-accuracy.html
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CRIME BEAT
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Vandalism at two Pembrokshire archaeological sites:

https://www.westerntelegraph.co.uk/news/19656754.damage-caused-two-pembrokeshire-monuments-national-archaeological-importance/

A smuggling attempt at Bengaluru airport was foiled:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/bengaluru/exporter-trying-to-smuggle-idol-through-kia-cargo-held/articleshow/87192484.cms

Items looted from Syria were spotted in the office of a Lebanese official:

https://english.enabbaladi.net/archives/2021/10/artifacts-looted-from-syrian-national-museums-seen-in-the-office-of-a-lebanese-official/
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/looted-syrian-artefact-spotted-lebanese-officials-office

INTERPOL says cultural property crime has risen during the pandemic:

https://www.interpol.int/en/News-and-Events/News/2021/Cultural-property-crime-thrives-throughout-pandemic-says-new-INTERPOL-survey
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/interpol-art-crime-survey-2021-illegal-excavations-1234607580/

A Spanish court has thrown out a lawsuit against Odyssey Marine which began a decade ago:

https://lasvegassun.com/news/2021/oct/19/spanish-court-throws-out-lawsuit-against-us-treasu/
https://www.seattletimes.com/business/spanish-court-throws-out-lawsuit-against-us-treasure-hunters/

Mehrdad Sadigh pleaded guilty to make a pile of forgeries:

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/the-dealer-behind-one-of-the-biggest-antiquities-forging-operations-in-the-us-pleads-guilty

Interesting feature on how a Kim Kardashian photo revealed a stolen Egyptian sarcophagus:

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/kardashian-met-gala-egyptian-coffin
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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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The Denver Art Museum is returning four items connected to Douglas Latchford to Cambodia:

https://hyperallergic.com/685543/denver-art-museum-will-restitute-four-looted-artifacts-to-cambodia/
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50954539/four-cambodian-antiquities-to-be-returned-after-the-pandora-papers-exposed-their-illicit-origins/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/16/denver-museum-cambodia-pandora-papers/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/denver-art-museum-pandora-papers-restitution-2021888

... while Cambodia says the Met has "dozens" of its looted antiquities:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/24/arts/cambodia-met-museum-looted-antiquities.html

Canada will be returning a stone knife found beneath Parliament to the Algonquin people:

https://torontosun.com/news/national/knife-found-beneath-parliament-to-be-returned-to-algonquin-nations-in-historic-move
https://www.thestar.com/politics/2021/10/17/knife-found-beneath-parliament-to-be-returned-to-algonquin-nations-in-historic-move.html

A Berlin museum 'returned' and then bought back a Nazi-looted Pissaro painting:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/18/berlin-museum-restitutesand-then-buys-backnazi-looted-pissarro-painting

Cambridge will be the first UK institution to return a Benin Bronze:

https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/benin-bronzes-the-uk-s-first-institutional-return-of-looted-artifacts-50925
https://culturecustodian.com/after-124-years-stolen-bronzed-okukor-is-finally-returning-to-nigeria/

Cambridge will also be returning things to Uganda, we are told:

https://www.monitor.co.ug/uganda/magazines/people-power/cambridge-university-to-return-uganda-s-historic-artefacts-3593386

Apparently plenty of Benin Bronzes are to be returned this month:

https://www.africa.com/benin-bronzes-to-be-returned-this-month/

Scottish museums are 'more likely' than English to repatriate culturally-significant items:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/homenews/19667895.scottish-museums-likely-english-re-patriate-items-cultural-significance/

France returned some angel sculptures which were stolen back in 1989 to Italy:

https://www.cosmosonic.com/la-france-rend-des-anges-de-marbre-voles-dans-une-eglise-en-italie-en-89/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the 'tribute penny':

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/guises-of-the-tribute-penny/

Feature (reviewish) of depictions of music on ancient coins:

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

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n42.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n43.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Thomas Parker:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/archaeologists-biblical-scholars-works/memoriam-tom-parker-archaeologist-of-roman-jordan/
https://www.technicianonline.com/news/history-professor-thomas-parker-unexpectedly-passes-away-at-71/article_c1eac430-3176-11ec-bb22-73de56e10897.html

Alban Forcione:

https://www.princeton.edu/news/2021/10/18/alban-forcione-unequalled-interpreter-don-quixote-and-infinitely-generous-mentor

Jack Dunitz:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/jack-dunitz-obituary-35x9pml2w

Joe Schork:

https://caneweb.org/new/?p=4727

Norman Rice:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Albany-museum-giant-Norman-Rice-dies-at-95-16554917.php

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3110-audio-news-from-archaeologica-october-10-through-october-16-2021

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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