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explorator 24.25 October 10, 2021
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You can read explorator online at:

https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/


Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
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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Evidence of populations using Acheulean tools in India until ca 177 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-late-persistence-human-ancestors-margins.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211005101847.htm
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/archaic-hominin-india/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/06/late-persistence-of-human-ancestors-in-india/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10036-211006-india-acheulean-tools

I think we mentioned these bone tools from Morocco as 120 000 years bp evidence of clothing production:

https://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=303611
https://hyperallergic.com/681497/scientists-have-found-the-earliest-evidence-of-leather-clothes/

Feature on the current research into human migration into Asia (sort of Out of Africa):

https://aeon.co/essays/new-evidence-about-the-human-occupation-of-asia-is-cascading-in

Feature on what cave paintings reveal about early humans:

https://www.history.com/news/prehistoric-cave-paintings-early-humans

AI is suggesting a rethink of the 'Out of Africa' process:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-artificial-intelligence-narrative-africa.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/930860

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Feature on some ancient Egyptian food choices:

https://www.middleeasteye.net/discover/egypt-ancient-five-foods-eaten

Feature on Caliph Umar's 7th century plans for a pair of canals at Suez:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/amir-al-muminin-suez-2-canals-planned-during-caliph-umars-time/news

80 sites in Iran's Ardestan province are on the to-be-excavated list apparently:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465718/80-sites-in-Ardestan-in-line-for-excavation

Restoration of a fifth century church in Iran's Easter Azarbaijian province:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465807/5th-century-church-in-northwestern-Iran-being-reinforced

Feature on the Ayaz-Kala fortress site:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/the-ayaz-kala-fortresses/141619

Feature on canals in the Assyrian Empire:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/10/assyrian-empire-canal-networks

A 4500 years bp jar (among other items) from a dig in Mersin:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/ancient-mound-reveals-4500-year-old-jar-in-southern-turkey/news
https://english.alaraby.co.uk/news/4500-year-old-jar-unearthed-southern-turkey
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/4-500-year-old-jar-unearthed-in-9-000-year-old-tumulus-in-southern-turkey/2381880
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/4-500-year-old-jar-unearthed-in-mersin-168364
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/4500-year-old-jar-from-the-bronze-age-discovered-in-southern-turkey-680963

I think we mentioned this Ottoman tile workshop revealed on the site of Iznik's Roman theatre:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/ottoman-tile-workshop-unearthed-in-turkeys-iznik-roman-theater/news
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tile-workshop-found-in-2000-year-old-roman-theater-in-iznik-168396

An 18th century US badge from the Zerzevan Castle dig (!)

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/badge-with-us-great-seal-blows-minds-in-turkeys-zerzevan-castle/news
https://www.trtworld.com/life/badge-bearing-us-great-seal-found-at-turkey-s-fortress-from-roman-times-50493

Hyping a dig just getting under way at Duluk (in Turkey's Gaziantep province):

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/excavations-explore-history-of-religions-in-turkeys-duluk/news

Feature on an exhibition connected to life 8000 years bp based on the Asagipinar excavations:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/turkeys-8000-year-old-site-to-show-daily-life-of-ancient-farmers

Feature on the Shengavit Settlement site:

https://allinnet.info/antiquities/ancient-settlement-shengavit-archaeological-site-in-modern-yerevan/

Concerns arising from 'rehabilitation' works in Assos (we may have mentioned this):

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/04/turkey-accused-as-bulldozers-flatten-part-of-ancient-greek-city/

Evidence of use of complex fishing tools in Israel some 12 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-line-fishing-techniques-epipaleolithic-israel.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/13000-years-ago-prehistoric-people-went-flyfishing-on-the-jordan-river-681251
https://www.sciencefocus.com/news/israel-ancient-fishing-tools/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/07/line-and-hook-fishing-techniques-in-epipaleolithic-israel/

cf: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0257710

Plenty of press coverage of a find of a 2700 years bp toilet from a Jerusalem site:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-year-old-toilet-jerusalem-rare-luxury.html
https://www.friendsofiaa.org/news/2021/10/5/rich-people-have-it-better-a-2700-year-old-private-toilet-from-the-days-of-the-first-temple
https://www.livescience.com/ancient-toilet-discovered-royal-mansion-jerusalem
https://www.timesofisrael.com/royal-flush-rare-2700-year-old-private-toilet-discovered-in-jerusalem/
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/toilet-with-possible-air-fresheners-found-in-first-temple-period-jerusalem-1.10267998
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/archaeologists-find-2700-year-old-toilet-in-luxurious-palace-in-jerusalem-681097
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/314457
https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/10/05/ancient-toilet-designed-for-comfortable-sitting-unearthed-at-jerusalem-dig/
https://www.independent.co.uk/tv/news/jerusalem-ancient-luxury-toilet-archaeologists-vd9601cd0
https://www.algemeiner.com/2021/10/05/rare-first-temple-era-stone-toilet-uncovered-in-jerusalem/
https://www.dw.com/en/israeli-archaeologists-unearth-2700-year-old-toilet/a-59411188
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/middle-east/300424839/2700yearold-toilet-found-in-israel-was-a-rare-luxury
https://apnews.com/article/science-jerusalem-middle-east-israel-555ddebe8076d1c7c99c384dae08fc78
https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2021/10/08/ancient-toilet-israel-jerusalem-archeology/
https://www.newsweek.com/rare-2700-year-old-toilet-found-jerusalem-palace-1636192
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/ancient-private-toilet-10150.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/a-rare-2-700-year-old-toilet-found-in-jerusalem
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2700-year-old-toilet-found-in-jerusalem-180978813/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10037-211006-jerusalem-private-latrine

What we're learning from remains of a Crusader camp at Tzippori:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/a-first-crusader-army-camp-finally-found-in-israel-1.10268655

More on cosmic impacts purportedly at Sodom:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/931092

Feature on an 'ancient city' buried beneath a Palestinian stone house in Motza:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-a-palestinian-home-its-jewish-occupants-and-a-9-000-year-old-city-buried-underneath-1.10262215

Feature on the Philistines:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/the-philistines-urban-invaders-or-emergent-immigrants/

Feature on Biblical Archaeology:

https://www.newsweek.com/archaeology-proving-bible-opinion-1634339

Feature on biblical giants:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/shoulders-of-giants/

Feature on Nabataean water management and its modern applications:

https://theconversation.com/how-ancient-water-management-techniques-may-help-prairie-farmers-experiencing-drought-168920

Feature on Yemen's centuries-old 'skyscrapers':

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20211004-yemens-ancient-soaring-skyscraper-cities

More on the revival of 2000 years bp dates in Israel:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-10056009/Mad-Israeli-quest-revive-ancient-dates-bears-fruit.html
https://www.dreuz.info/2021/10/des-dattiers-vieux-de-2000-ans-renaissent-dans-le-desert-israelien-253035.html

The politics of archaeology in Israel are clearly heating up:

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/314699

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Remains of another Neolthic structure at Tas-Silg (Malta):

https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/remains-of-another-neolithic-structure-discovered-at-tas-silg.906553
http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-10-08/local-news/Remains-of-another-Neolithic-structure-discovered-at-Tas-Silg-6736237383

Remains of a Bronze Age settlement from Corsica:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62403

4th century BCE Scythian glass pendants (earrings?) from the Ukraine:
https://www.archeomedia.net/ucraina-orecchini-di-vetro-antichissimi-trovati-nei-pressi-di-una-tomba-sono-del-iv-secolo-a-c/

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62424

Construction in Paphos revealed three ancient tombs (date?) which apparently weren't reported:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/10/06/police-probe-discovery-of-ancient-tombs-during-construction-work/

A 1st century BCE 'unknown warrior' burial from Asturia:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-06/la-tumba-asturiana-del-soldado-desconocido.html

A 2000 years bp altar from Canakkale:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/2-000-year-old-altar-found-near-canakkale-in-northwestern-turkey/2387547
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/archeologists-unearth-2000-year-old-altar-in-northwestern-turkey-3581919
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/2000-year-old-altar-found-near-northwestern-turkeys-canakkale

A pair of 3rd century (maybe) with human remains from the Hisardere Necropolis near Isnik:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/sarcophagi-reveal-mummified-skeletons-in-turkeys-iznik/news
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/mummified-skeletons-found-in-turkeys-west-168485
https://www.albawaba.com/editors-choice/turkish-diggers-finds-mummified-skeletons-iznik-1450043

A Roman-era marching camp from Haltern (more that 2030 years bp):

https://www.westfalenspiegel.de/aeltestes-roemerlager-halterns-entdeckt/

A Roman-era cist burial from Nea Styra:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/08/cist-grave-uncovered-in-nea-styra/
https://www.athina984.gr/en/2021/10/06/yppoa-entopismos-kivotioschimoy-tafoy-sta-nea-styra/

A study reveals several people were buried in the 'Tomb of Nestor's Cup':

https://www.livescience.com/tomb-nestors-cup-multiple-individuals
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-multiple-individuals-tomb-nestor-cup.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10068437/Three-humans-buried-Tomb-Nestors-Cup-study-shows.html
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/07/the-mystery-of-nestors-cup-who-was-buried-with-the-oldest-greek-inscription/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/bodies-found-in-tomb-of-nestor-s-cup-but-the-mystery-of-the-cup-endures-1.10271602
https://gizmodo.com/archaeologists-uncover-more-secrets-in-ancient-greek-to-1847809793
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/08/multiple-individuals-are-buried-in-the-tomb-of-nestors-cup/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nestors-cup-tomb-reveals-new-secrets-180978839/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10040-211007-italy-greek-cremation

cf: https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0257368

400 (decorated) rock cut tombs dating to 1800 years bp in Blaundus (Turkey):

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/10/05/turkish-archaeologists-400-tombs/

The marble of the 'Colossus of the Naxians' has been traced to its possible/likely source:

https://www.newscientist.com/article/2292401-marble-of-ancient-greek-statue-traced-to-its-likely-origin/

A 'unique' ten year dig at a Roman site is just getting under way at Zottegem:

https://www.vrt.be/vrtnws/en/2021/10/05/unique-roman-10-year-dig-starts-in-zottegem/

Excavation are also commencing at Hyllarima (Turkey):

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/turkey/excavation-begins-in-turkey-s-hyllarima-ancient-city/2385803

Plans for Soli Pompeiopolis to be an open-air museum:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/turkeys-soli-pompeiopolis-to-serve-as-open-air-museum/news

A 6th century coin hoard from Phanagoria:

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

Restoration of the theater at Laodicea is complete:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/08/ancient-greek-amphitheater-laodicea-restored/

More on the Venus figurine from Gloucester:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/roman-statuette-of-venus-discovered-at-english-construction-site-180978816/

More on 'box seats' at Pergamon's amphitheatre:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/box-seats-for-elite-found-at-ancient-amphitheater-in-turkeys-izmir/2373004
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/inscribed-vip-seats-unearthed-at-roman-amphitheater-in-turkey-180978797/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10033-211004-turkey-pergamon-amphitheater

More on the Roman temple complex found at Tyre:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/roman-temple-discovered-in-ancient-phoenician-city-tyre-1234605517/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10032-211004-lebanon-tyre-temple

The tomb of Caecilia Metella is revealing things about ancient concrete resilience, apparently:

https://attheu.utah.edu/facultystaff/caecilia-metella/
https://news.mit.edu/2021/roman-tomb-offers-insights-ancient-concrete-resilience-1008
https://techxplore.com/news/2021-10-year-old-roman-tomb-insights-ancient.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211008134107.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/931034

Reviewish of Madeleine Miller's *Song of Achilles*:

https://honisoit.com/2021/10/an-olive-pit-a-lyre-a-fig/

... and Circe:

https://quchronicle.com/74228/arts-and-life/book-of-the-week-madeline-miller-continues-her-career-in-classics-adaptations-with-circe/
https://www.theconcordinsider.com/2021/10/06/book-circe/

Edward Watts is rethinking the fall of Rome:

https://time.com/6101964/fabricated-fall-rome-lessons-history/

... and a review of his book:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-decline-and-fall-of-rome-a-dangerous-idea/

Feature on Andrew Coletti's recreations of ancient meals via Apicius:

https://www.newsweek.com/man-recreates-anciet-roman-recipes-fries-ketchup-1636013

Mary Beard on the establishment of the Onassis Classics Fellowship:

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/mary-beard-cambridge-b959315.html

... and she was interviewed by the New York Times about her latest book:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/07/books/review/mary-beard-by-the-book-interview.html

... and the Guardian:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/oct/08/mary-beard-virgil-was-a-radical-rap-artist-of-the-first-century-bc

A Christie's feature on ancient Greek helmets:

https://www.christies.com/features/Collecting-guide-ancient-Greek-helmets-11866-1.aspx

... although the sale of such helmets is often illicit:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/05/ancient-greek-helmets-sale-illicit/

Feature on some statues of Apollo and Artemis found a couple years ago at Aptera:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/04/statues-of-twin-greek-gods-artemis-and-apollo-unearthed-on-crete/

Feature on Cicero:

https://gulfnews.com/games/play/todays-word-search-meet-cicero-the-man-who-dared-to-defy-julius-caesar-1.1633561666158

Feature on women in ancient Rome:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/ancient-rome-women-girls-facts/

Feature on the effects of disease on the Roman Empire:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/roman/ancient-rome-disease-how-affected-spread/

Feature on Pheidippides:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/05/pheidippides-marathon-300-miles/

UNESCO suggested that the BM review its position on the Parthenon Marbles:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/04/british-museum-should-review-its-position-on-the-parthenon-marbles-unesco-body-says
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/unesco-advisory-board-urges-british-museum-to-return-the-parthenon-marbles-1234605592/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/british-museum-reassess-parthenon-marbles-2016998
https://www.thenationalherald.com/culture/arthro/unesco_says_british_museum_should_review_stance_on_parthenon_marbles-3378418/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/07/unescos-return-parthenon-marbles/
https://greekherald.com.au/opinion/george-vardas-says-greece-must-seize-the-day-after-unesco-decision-parthenon-sculptures/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/04/parthenon-sculptures-unesco-requests-the-united-kingdom-to-revise-its-position/

... but the BM rejected the idea:

https://www.artforum.com/news/uk-government-rejects-unesco-plea-to-readdress-ownership-of-parthenon-marbles-86890

... in case you're wondering about the Marbles' backstory:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/parthenon-marbles-british-museum-restitution-1234605904/

Feature on Epicurus and COVID in Italy:

https://worldcrunch.com/coronavirus/covid-and-mental-health

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https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-10721
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Evidence of 'a series' of 5000 years bp (maybe) huts from Blaenau Gwent:

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19619528.blaina-aberystruth-history-archaeological-society-find-huts/

A 4000 years bp 'cult' henge site including human remains from Stratford:

https://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/stone-age-cult-henge-site-and-human-remains-discovered-near-stratford/

Not sure if we mentioned this 3000 years bp gold bowl from Austria:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62379
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/discovery-of-a-lifetime-golden-bowl-unearthed-in-austria-180978806/

A 3000 years bp 'military monument' near a NATO base in Norway (Italian):

https://www.scienzenotizie.it/2021/10/02/norvegia-monumento-militare-delleta-del-bronzo-scoperto-vicino-a-base-nato-risale-a-3-000-anni-fa-4348467

A possible Bronze Age sword found by a metal detectorist in Finland:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62399

A site on a Stonehaven cliff is confirmed as the site of the earliest Pictish fort found to date:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/650150/stonehaven-pict-find-oldest-scotland/

Sediment cores suggest Vikings (maybe) may have settled on the Azores before the Portuguese:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-evidence-people-azores-archipelago-years.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10073369/Fecal-matter-sediment-suggests-Norse-discovered-Azores-700-years-Portuguese.html
https://www.science.org/content/article/vikings-paradise-were-norse-first-settle-azores
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10038-211006-azores-islands-habitation

cf: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/41/e2108236118

A 'dragonesque' Roman brooch from Thorp Arch:

https://www.wetherbynews.co.uk/news/people/dragonesque-roman-brooch-unearthed-at-thorp-arch-3406090

They were digging (briefly) at Oswestry's Iron Age hillfort:

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19634898.oswestrys-iron-age-hillfort-first-excavation-80-years/

A 6th century ivory comb (and some interesting imports) from a burial in Bavaira:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62387

A 1300 years bp ski (a match for one found seven years ago) from Norwegian ice:

https://www.science.org/content/article/oldest-pair-skis-unearthed-norwegian-ice
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10062337/Ancient-ski-trapped-Norwegian-ice-1-300-years-reunited-counterpart-2014.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-pair-of-skis-discovered-in-norwegian-ice-180978819/
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62415
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/07/a-1300-year-old-wooden-ski-found-in-norwegian-ice/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10039-211007-norway-intact-skis

Assorted medieval items (including a silver figurine of a man) from excavations of a fortified settlement in Chodlik (Poland):

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/04/silver-figurine-militaria-and-ceramics-found-in-chodlik-fort/

A 12th century structure from Castle Hill in Brompton-by-Sawdon:

https://www.thescarboroughnews.co.uk/news/people/scarborough-archaeological-and-historical-society-uncover-12th-century-building-at-brompton-by-sawdon-3410725

More bodies found in a mass grave probably associated with a 13th century monastery found during boiler installation at an Aberdeen school:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/649436/pictures-bodies-found-mass-grave-aberdeen-school/

Interesting finds from various periods (including a horse burial?) from a dig in Zilina:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22755385/archaeologists-came-to-survey-chapel-foundations-they-found-a-horse-skeleton.html

Archaeologists are working on the site of the original Glenlivet Distillery:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/3518898/archaeologists-discover-the-secrets-of-scottish-whisky-during-dig-of-moray-distillery/
https://www.thenational.scot/news/19630281.excavation-reveals-site-first-glenlivet-distillery-almost-200-years-later/

A dig is underway at a pair of sites associated with the Highlands Clearances:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-highlands-islands-58801801

Victorian era (?) finds from a dig at the Dulverton Weir site in Devon:

https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/dulverton-weir-archaeological-dig-unearths-6012324

The find of skeletal remains have halted the demolition of a pub in Cork:

https://www.irishcentral.com/news/skeletal-remains-demolition-historic-cork-pub

More on that Iron Age gold hoard from Denmark:

https://www.coinworld.com/news/precious-metals/iron-age-gold-stash-found-by-detectorist-in-denmark

More on upcoming restoration work at Stonehenge:

https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/features/restoring-stonehenge-securing-a-neolithic-monument-over-120-years.htm

The Gallipoli shipwrecks site is now an underwater museum:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-history-gallipoli-shipwrecks.html

Plans for a dig prior to a major industrial expansion in Westhoughton:

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/archaeological-dig-take-place-ahead-21772144

Plans to preserve a Somerset hill fort were scuttled when lottery funding wasn't approved:

https://www.somersetlive.co.uk/news/somerset-news/project-conserve-ancient-somerset-hill-6029931

Flash floods damaged some cultural institutions in Ljubljana:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/04/flash-flooding-overwhelms-ljubljanas-cultural-institutions

A project recreating sights and sounds in and around 17th century St Paul's Cathedral in London:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-recreating-sights-17th-century-london.html

Feature on ship archaeology (mostly UK):

https://archaeology.co.uk/articles/opinion/excavating-the-ca-archive-ship-archaeology.htm
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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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Remains of 4800 years bp wooden structures of some sort from Changde City in Hunan:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-10-10/4-800-yr-old-wooden-constructions-excavated-in-central-China-14f9R4beHo4/index.html

A Western Zhou Dynasty drainage system (maybe) revealed at the Zhouyuan site in Shaanxi:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/804206-large-scale-ancient-drainage-system-discovered-in-china-s-shaanxi

A Northern Zhou Dynasty family burial ground from Shaanxi:

http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/1010/c90000-9905257.html

Rethinking British and Dutch relations with Qing Dynasty China:

https://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/long-reads/article/3151540/how-british-bungled-relations-china-during-qing

Suggestion that the Talajah Fort in Pakistan is ca 2000 years bp:

https://www.brecorder.com/news/40124251/authentic-artefacts-talajah-fort-was-built-around-2000-years-ago

Not sure where to put this one ... finds from a Pudukottai site apparently have a Roman connection:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/trichy/pudukottai-artefacts-hint-at-roman-link/articleshow/86879293.cms
https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/oct/09/storage-jar-roof-tile-discovery-hint-of-once-flourishing-trade-at-porpanaikottai-2369614.html

Excavations at Kerala's Pattanam have resumed:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/2021/oct/05/road-to-history-keralas-pattanam-excavations-resume--2367571.html

The ASI plans to resume excavations at Adichanallur:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/oct/10/after-17-years-asi-to-resume-excavations-at-adichanallur-2369915.html

Plans to conserve the Thiruvalanthurai Mahadevar temple:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Tiruchirapalli/asi-plans-to-take-over-early-chola-period-temple-for-conservation/article36805994.ece

Plans to mark the centennial of the discovery of Moenjodaro:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1650867

Concerns for heritage structures in Karnataka:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2021/oct/10/heritage-structures-in-karnataka-lie-in-state-of-ruin-2369843.html

More on that 26 000 years bp mammoth butchery site north of the Arctic Circle in Siberia:

https://www.livescience.com/northernmost-stone-age-hunters-found
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10034-211005-russia-arctic-hunters

Indigenous stories help folks figure out three 'out of place' rocks near Makin Island:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-indigenous-stories-helped-scientists-understand-the-origin-of-three-huge-boulders-180978788/
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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19th century finds from a development site in Riverton:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/126587092/pre1900s-archaeological-finds-discovered-in-aparima-riverton

Antarctic ice cores give hints about the peopling of New Zealand:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/science/maori-new-zealand-antarctica-ice.html

More on the 19th century Maori finds from a Marlborough bay site:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/local-democracy-reporting/300419256/exciting-archaeological-finds-proof-of-known-occupation-in-marlborough-bay
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10031-211004-maori-adze-fireplace

Feature on 'foodways' in Australia beginning some 65 000 years bp:

https://theconversation.com/true-to-the-land-a-new-history-of-food-in-australia-begins-65-000-years-ago-166965

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NORTH AMERICA
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A 12 000 years bp mastodon tooth found by a boy in a Michigan Creek:

https://www.livescience.com/boy-finds-mastodon-tooth
https://abc7chicago.com/pets-animals/boy-6-finds-historic-mastodon-tooth/11076189/

More evidence of a 'lost village' at the Fort Drum site:

https://www.news10.com/news/fort-drum-archaeologists-discover-piece-of-lost-village-in-north-country/

The possible site of the battle of Mabila has been found (maybe):

https://www.tuscaloosanews.com/story/opinion/2021/10/09/large-expert-may-have-found-holy-grail-alabama-battle-sites/6013702001/

The foundations of the Black church and other items at Colonial Williamsburg have been revealed:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-remnants-black-church-uncovered-colonial.html
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Remnants-of-Black-church-uncovered-in-Colonial-16515506.php
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/10/06/williamsburg-dig-black-church-artifacts/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/07/us/colonial-williamsburg-black-church-foundation.html
https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-cw-first-baptist-fnd-1007-20211007-as3qcfoobzhjnbvvhiuhbmxgzm-story.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10041-211008-first-baptist-church

Overviewish piece on this season's digs at Fort St. Louis:

https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/news/more-of-regions-cultural-history-unearthed-during-fort-st-louis-archaeological-digs-fourth-season-100643345/

Low water levels revealed a 130 years bp shipwreck in North Dakota:

https://www.brainerddispatch.com/community/history/7223709-Low-river-reveals-130-year-old-shipwreck-in-central-North-Dakota
https://www.dl-online.com/community/history/7223709-130-year-old-shipwreck-revealed-due-to-Missouri-Rivers-low-water-level

They're looking around Perdido Key after the recent find of some Civil-War era cannonballs:

https://weartv.com/news/local/archaeological-surveys-conducted-on-perdido-key-for-buried-resources

Coverage of the reversal of previous decisions affecting Bears Ears National Monument and environs:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/oct/07/biden-to-restore-bears-ears-and-grand-staircase-escalante-monuments
https://www.npr.org/2021/10/07/1044039889/bears-ears-monument-protection-restored-biden
https://www.npr.org/sections/pictureshow/2021/10/08/1044366934/from-valley-of-the-gods-to-an-ancient-anasazi-site-see-the-grandeur-of-bears-ear
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/08/politics/joe-biden-national-monuments-expansion/index.html
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211008-biden-to-restore-national-monument-protections-slashed-by-trump
https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/presidential-actions/2021/10/08/a-proclamation-on-bears-ears-national-monument/
https://thehill.com/policy/energy-environment/575982-biden-officially-restores-national-monuments-rolled-back-by-trump

I apparently mispasted that story on Mitchell Prehistoric Indian Village last week:

https://epaper.mitchellrepublic.com/infinity/article_popover_share.aspx?guid=3397eb4e-7661-404d-98f5-0e07ddad9fce

Followup piece on those 23000 years bp footprints (Canadians might marvel at who the author is and the venue):

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/opinion/dyer-two-mysteries-involving-humans-in-the-americas-4481372

Feature on the first peoples to call Minnesota home:

https://www.startribune.com/native-american-dakota-ojibwe-history/600097050/

Feature on historic bridges on the Ausable River:

https://www.adirondackexplorer.org/stories/bridges-of-the-ausable-river

Feature on the US treatment of Haiti in the 19th century:

https://www.npr.org/sections/money/2021/10/05/1042518732/-the-greatest-heist-in-history-how-haiti-was-forced-to-pay-reparations-for-freed

Feature on the history of Rhode Island's State House:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/uncovering-snowtown-and-the-racially-motivated-mob-attack-that-changed-rhode-island-180978798/

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Interesting project to determine the origins of thousands of people sacrificed by the Aztecs:

https://www.laprensalatina.com/mexican-scientists-seek-origins-of-1000s-sacrificed-by-aztecs/

A study of Easter Island writing:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62433

LiDAR has revealed all sorts of hidden things at Teotihuacan:

https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1495009/archaeology-breakthrough-mexico-city-teotihuacan-university-california-riverside-pyramids

More on the 'hidden neighbourhood' at Tikal:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/10/04/hidden-neighborhood-in-ancient-maya-city-uncovered/

More on the tunnel beneath the Pyramid of the Plumed Serpent in Teotihuacan:

https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/below-pyramid-treasure-trove-sheds-new-light-ancient-mexican-rites-2021-09-01/

More on evidence of violence from the Atacama Desert:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/human-remains-chilean-desert-reveal-its-first-farmers-fought-death-180978460/

A 'hidden' mangrove forest in the Yucatan is revealing info about sea level during the last interglacial period:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/930331

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Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this one: an obsidian mirror used at the Elizabethan court apparently has Aztec origins:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-aztec-elizabethan-spirit-mirror.html
https://www.livescience.com/john-dee-spirit-mirror-aztec
https://www.cnn.com/2021/10/06/world/obsidian-mirror-aztecs-queen-elizabeth-i-scn/index.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10065449/Obsidian-spirit-mirror-used-Elizabeth-confidant-John-Dee-AZTEC-origins-study-finds.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-aztec-origins-of-a-mysterious-elizabethan-mirror
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/06/obsidian-spirit-mirror-used-by-john-dee-queen-elizabeth-is-court-astrologer-has-aztec-origins
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02701-5
https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/10/magic-mirror-in-elizabethan-court-has-mystical-aztec-origin
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/john-dees-spirit-mirror-has-aztec-origins/141587
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/magic-mirror-used-by-queen-elizabeth-is-court-astrologer-has-aztec-origins-180978830/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10042-211008-obsidian-mirrors-occult

Feature on the n-queens problem:

https://www.wired.com/story/a-mathematician-answers-a-150-year-old-chess-problem/

Feature on plaster casts of sculptures:

https://hyperallergic.com/681211/before-3d-prints-there-were-plaster-copies

cf: https://arxiv.org/abs/2107.13460

Feature on the Museum of the Bible's 'collecting; activities:

https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2021/10/museum-of-the-bible-looted-art-track-record.html

Feature on Durer:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/10/05/an-experts-guide-to-albrecht-durer-five-must-read-books-on-the-renaissance-artist

Feature on Michelangelo's David:

https://bigthink.com/high-culture/michelangelo-david-medici/

... and the Libyan Sibyl:

https://smarthistory.org/michelangelo-studies-for-the-libyan-sibyl-recto-studies-for-the-libyan-sibyl-and-a-small-sketch-for-a-seated-figure-verso/

A more traditional version of Munch's Madonna:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/munch-madonna-painting-virgin-mary-woman-180978815

Feature on Van Gogh's Potato Eaters:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-untold-story-of-the-potato-eaters-a-van-gogh-masterpiece-once-maligned-by-critics-180978833/
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-08/de-como-entrar-en-un-van-gogh.html

A Chopin portrait from a flea market:

https://apnews.com/article/entertainment-lifestyle-warsaw-music-painting-73fefddb9b6a7022cec6da57236118b2
https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/ap-top-news/2021/10/09/chopin-portrait-bought-at-flea-market-is-from-19th-century

Feature on 19th century Persian nationalism:

https://aeon.co/essays/when-persian-belonging-was-a-generous-cosmopolitan-belonging

Feature on the Fatty Arbuckle scandal:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/11/fatty-arbuckle-and-the-birth-of-the-celebrity-scandal

Feature on some ancient languages still being spoken:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/eight-ancient-languages-still-spoken-today

On the ancient origins of bitcoin:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-stones-ancient-bitcoin.html

On the invention of xenophobia:

https://lareviewofbooks.org/article/the-invention-of-xenophobia/

Feature on signet rings over time:

https://www.forbes.com/sites/bethbernstein/2021/10/09/the-style-of-signet-rings-from-ancient-to-modern-times/

On Oscar Wilde's 'martyrdom':

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/11/the-myth-of-oscar-wildes-martyrdom

Pondering the antiquity of the maltese breed:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/04/science/dogs-DNA-breeds-maltese.html

More on the Vinland Map as fake:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/yale-proves-vinland-map-fake-2016654
https://yaledailynews.com/blog/2021/10/04/yale-releases-new-study-proving-again-that-the-so-called-oldest-map-of-america-is-a-fake/

More coverage this week of claims Italian sailors were aware of America 150 years before COlumbus:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-italian-sailors-knew-america-years.html
https://nypost.com/2021/10/09/500-years-later-columbus-ships-still-lost-to-history/

... as was a monk:

https://mymodernmet.com/manuscript-america-markland/

Feature/reviewish of Charlotte Perkins, *Herland*:

https://theconversation.com/guide-to-the-classics-written-in-1915-charlotte-perkins-gilmans-herland-imagines-society-without-men-166962

Review of Jennifer Higgie, *The Mirror and the Palette*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/books/review/the-mirror-and-the-palette-jennifer-higgie.html
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Really a crime story, but the Pandora Papers have revealed much about Douglas Latchford's techniques in selling plundered antiquities:

https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/05/offshore-trusts-used-pass-on-looted-khmer-treasures-leak-shows-douglas-latchford
https://www.theguardian.com/news/2021/oct/05/how-artefacts-sold-indicted-dealer-douglas-latchford-australia-galleries
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/interactive/2021/met-museum-cambodian-antiquities-latchford/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/10/05/museums-response-pandora-papers-antiquities/
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50947090/pandora-papers-has-linked-met-museum-and-british-museum-with-suspected-looted-cambodian-antiquities/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/pandora-papers-douglas-latchford-2017069
https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/responses-from-museums-to-pandora-papers-antiquities-investigation/
http://hnn.us/article/181460
https://hyperallergic.com/681983/pandora-papers-point-to-potentially-looted-artifacts-in-major-museums/

... and the Cleveland Museum of Art is being looked at:

https://www.clevescene.com/scene-and-heard/archives/2021/10/08/cleveland-museum-of-art-owns-cambodian-sculptures-that-may-have-been-looted-wapo-investigation-reveals

Another feature on historical pandemics:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/pandemic-waves-then-and-now

A project to look at Thomas Picton's role in the slave trade:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-58799812

An audit of public monuments in the US highlights the paucity of women being memorialized:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/10/06/public-monuments-audit-mermaids-confederates/
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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More on the medieval dog trade:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dog-dna-ancient-trade-network-arctic-siberia-europe-near-east

cf: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/39/e2100338118

More on humans raising cassowaries:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/cassowaries-domestication-ancient-humans/
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Florence Scroll:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/museum-unveils-14th-century-hand-painted-scroll-depicting-ancient-israel/

Ibero-American Art in Spain:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-04/la-huella-de-la-conquista-en-el-arte-americano-entra-en-el-prado.html

Titian:

https://berkeleybeacon.com/titians-women-myth-and-power-at-the-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-pits-classical-art-versus-modern-morality/

Hokusai:

https://mymodernmet.com/british-museum-hokusai-exhibition-and-nft-sales/

Medici Portraits at the Met:

https://hyperallergic.com/682475/medici-portraits-at-the-met/

Chinese Paintings at the Met:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/07/arts/design/chinese-painting-met-museum.html

Galloway Hoard:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-58829729
https://www.thenational.scot/news/19636487.rare-viking-hoard-carefully-restored-former-glory-set-go-display/

Goya:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-10-08/basilea-recibe-a-goya-como-el-gran-profeta-de-la-modernidad.html

Edmonia Lewis:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/oct/10/feted-forgotten-redeemed-how-edmonia-lewis-made-her-mark

cf: https://www.mountstuart.com/whats-on/edmonia-lewis-bust-of-christ-on-permanent-display-at-mount-stuart

Secrets of Gold:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/426581.aspx

Russian Revolution:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/30/arts/design/morozov-collection-louis-vuitton-foundation.html

Souvenir from Kutahya:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1169170/pottery-from-a-bygone-city-and-era/

Quinnipiac Dawnland Collection:

https://mailchi.mp/dailynutmeg/quinnipiac-dawnland-collection-dudley-farm-museum-at-the-dawn?e=2c38baa027

John Thomson Photos:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-58733514

cf: http://www.johnthomsonexhibition.org/venues/

A 15th century tapestry is back on display at Montacute House in Somerset after cleaning and conservation:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/oct/04/enigmatic-15th-century-tapestry-displayed-after-four-year-clean

Feature on the Legacy Museum:

https://thegrio.com/2021/10/02/legacy-museum-expansion/

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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High expectations for a Botticelli coming to auction:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/botticelli-man-of-sorrows-painting-tan/index.html
https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/10/06/Sandro-Botticelli-Sothebys-auction/2971633562516/

Some Mughal-era eyeglasses are coming to auction:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-india-58825741

Seems to be a major auction of Western artists coming up in Hong Kong:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/arts-culture/article/3151588/van-gogh-botticelli-frida-kahlo-some-western-arts-most

Big bucks for a 16th century Italian dish from Lowood House:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-58814944
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/italian-dish-auction-scli-intl/index.html

... and for a signed photo of Shoeless Joe Jackson:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/09/1044779596/shoeless-joe-jackson-signed-baseball-photo-christies-auction

More on the impending auction of items associated with Al Capone:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/gallery/2021/oct/06/al-capone-at-auction-in-pictures
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to track descendants of a massacre of Black residents in Wilmington in 1898:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/10/11/searching-for-the-descendants-of-racial-terrorism

Studying the evolution of Hepatitis B:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/10/211007145816.htm

More on what DNA reveals about Pacific colonization:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/dna-study-adds-another-piece-to-the-puzzle-of-pacific-colonisation/141569
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-genetics-how-polynesia-settled-migration-islands-pacific-ocean

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03902-8.epdf

More on what DNA from a 7000 years bp Indonesian burial reveals:

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/science/ancient-indonesian-woman-reshapes-views-spread-early-humans-2021-10-06/
https://news.yahoo.com/ancient-indonesian-woman-reshapes-views-011945294.html
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2021/10/6/ancient-indonesian-woman-reshapes-views-on-spread-of-early-humans
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A facial reconstruction of a homo erectus fossil from China:

http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2021-10-09/detail-iharvwpk8243435.shtml

Feature on the facial reconstructions of 38 people buried at El Argar (DNA-based):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/face-to-face-with-the-prehistoric-inhabitants-of-el-argar/141591

Feature on a Neanderthal facial reconstruction:

https://www.newsweek.com/scientists-show-how-they-gave-70000-year-old-neanderthal-his-smile-1637223

AI that can spot art forgery:

https://spectrum.ieee.org/this-ai-can-spot-an-art-forgery

Historic England has made a LiDAR map of most of England which can be 'flown over':

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10072039/Stunning-aerial-archaeology-mapping-tool-lets-fly-England-explore-rich-history.html
https://www.doncasterfreepress.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/aerial-mapping-tool-uncovers-roman-settlements-in-fields-near-doncaster-3413429
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/oct/08/historic-england-to-offer-virtual-flights-over-ancient-landscapes

... not sure if this identification of sites in Northumberland arose from the above or not:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/120-archaeological-sites-identified-through-aerial-lidar-mapping/141612

A new method to estimate age of skeletal remains of children:

https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2021/10/new-approach-to-skeletal-age-estimation-can-help-identify-child-.html
https://phys.org/news/2021-10-approach-skeletal-age-estimation-child.html

More on machine learning approaches to find midden sites:

https://www.zmescience.com/science/news-science/machine-learning-archaeology-30092021/

More on the facial reconstructions of three Egyptian mummies based largely on DNA:

https://phys.org/news/2021-10-ancient-egyptian-mummies-recreated-dna.html
https://www.jpost.com/science/what-did-pharaohs-look-like-lab-recreates-mummies-faces-using-dna-681138
https://parabon-nanolabs.com/news-events/2021/09/parabon-recreates-egyptian-mummy-faces-from-ancient-dna.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10035-211005-mummy-faces-revealed

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TOURISTY THINGS
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Etruscan necropolises:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/etruscan-necropolis-tarquinia-and-cervetari

Paris Catacombs:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/10/the-paris-catacombs/141579

Chichen itza:

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/10/chichen-itza-the-most-visited-prehispanic-city-in-the-country/

Oweynagat Cave (Ireland):

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2021/10/inside-the-irish-hell-caves-where-halloween-was-born
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Feature on ASU's 'Theatre of Difference' project (Euripides):

https://news.asu.edu/20211005-barrett-honors-college-students-using-ancient-greek-plays-address-contemporary-equity

Feature on Louise Farrenc:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/arts/music/classical-music-farrenc.html

More on using AI to complete Beethoven's unfinished work:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/02/1042742330/team-uses-ai-to-complete-beethovens-unfinished-masterpiece

More on Mozart and epilepsy:

https://bigthink.com/health/mozart-k448-effect-music-treats-epilepsy/

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Hype for a documentary about Susa:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09xwdcv/the-iranian-city-once-home-to-15-distinct-civilizations
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CRIME BEAT
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A marble 'manhole cover' was stolen from Pompeii recently:

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/general_news/2021/10/06/marble-manhole-cover-stolen-from-pompeii_d62ff8c3-b3e1-4585-a1dd-50ea19535351.html
https://www.romait.it/vergogna-a-pompei-rubato-reperto-in-marmo-indagano-i-carabinieri.html
https://www.madeinpompei.it/2021/10/06/furto-di-reperti-archeologici-a-pompei-rubato-il-chiusino-in-marmo-dalla-casa-di-sirico/

Monson Mavungal (accused of fraudulent sale of antiquities) is alleged to have fabricated items for the government too:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/monson-fabricated-antiquities-for-govt-says-surendran/article36830726.ece
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/kerala/monsons-police-and-political-connections-rock-assembly/article36836317.ece

... and a feature on the skill of the craftsmen involved in the fakery:

https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/fake-antiquity-collection-of-kerala-conman-highlights-skill-of-craftsmen-1038357.html

Treasure hunters in Turkey blew up a rock cut tomb:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/treasure-hunters-explode-ancient-rock-tomb-168422

A trio of gravedigging types were arrested in Mansehra (Pakistan):

https://www.thenews.com.pk/print/898246-three-treasure-hunters-held

Dealer Nancy Wiener has pleaded guilty for her role in the sale of looted antiquities:

https://observer.com/2021/10/antiquities-dealer-nancy-wiener-has-pled-guilty-to-charges-of-conspiracy/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/05/arts/design/antiquities-dealer-looted-items-pleads-guilty.html

The trial of two men who failed to report the find of a Viking coin hoard from Durham is under way:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tees-58803891
https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19625710.county-durham-man-stand-trial-recovered-coin-hoard/
https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/rossendale-man-court-over-1m-21767390
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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 five works Egypt considers looted and would like back:

https://www.mutualart.com/Article/Looted-Art--Five-Egyptian-Treasures/3DB37E31B592D340

Belgium returned items to Egypt:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1207/426391/AlAhram-Weekly/Heritage/Statues-returned-from-Belgium.aspx
https://news.am/eng/news/665945.html

A different sort of repatriation: a statue returned from Italy to Aleppo after restoration:

https://eng.belta.by/partner_news/view/ain-al-tell-aramean-statue-returns-back-to-aleppo-national-museum-143796-2021/

A pair of stolen icons were returned to the Greek consulate in Dusseldorf:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1169240/stolen-icons-returned-to-greek-consulate-in-dusseldorf/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/10/07/icons-stolen-greek-monastery-repatriated-germany/
https://www.athina984.gr/en/2021/10/07/epanapatrismos-dyo-eikonon-apo-to-dusseldorf/

The US returned some human remains to Vanuatu:

https://www.sydney.edu.au/arts/news-and-events/news/2021/10/08/repatriation--bringing-remains-home-to-vanuatu.html

Feature on Turkey's efforts to get things returned:

https://www.trtworld.com/magazine/finders-keepers-turkey-s-quest-to-reclaim-lost-cultural-heritage-50464

Latchford items have been returned to Cambodia:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/oct/07/cambodia-celebrates-return-of-ancient-khmer-sculptures-from-douglas-latchford-collection

More on the Met returning a sculpture to Nepal:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/29/arts/met-museum-nepal-sculpture.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10030-211004-nepal-repatriation-sculpture

More on US returns to India:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/us-govt-hands-over-248-idols-india-brings-back-157-antiquities/articleshow/86818556.cms

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n40.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n41.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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John Helms:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/post-tribune/name/john-helms-obituary?pid=200276160

H.Don Cameron:

https://record.umich.edu/articles/obituary-h-don-cameron/

Siran Deraniyagala:

https://economynext.com/pioneering-sri-lankan-archaeologist-dr-siran-deraniyagala-passes-away-86725/
http://www.sundaytimes.lk/211010/plus/he-dug-deep-to-blaze-a-trail-457513.html

Peter C Bunnell:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/08/arts/peter-c-bunnell-dead.html

Marie Wilcox:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/06/us/marie-wilcox-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3106-audio-news-from-archaeologica-september-26-through-october-2-2021
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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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