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explorator 24.14 July 25, 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, Yaron Z. Eliav,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A 65 000 years bp stone point from Germany is shedding light on Neanderthal hunting:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-stone-tool-story-neanderthal.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/stone-tool-tells-story-of-neanderthal.html
https://www.archaeology.org/9864-210723-germany-neanderthal-point

Study based on fire use suggests widespread cultural diffusion of knowledge began ca 400 000 years bp:

https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/en/news/2021/07/widespread-cultural-diffusion-of-knowledge-started-400-thousand-years-ago
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-widespread-cultural-diffusion-knowledge-thousand.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/widespread-cultural-diffusion-of.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/23/widespread-cultural-diffusion-of-knowledge-started-400000-years-ago/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9861-210721-hominin-fire-building

New research is causing a rethink of Paranthropus' eating habits:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uoo-rn072221.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/07/210723105253.htm
https://sciencex.com/news/2021-07-fossil-tooth-fractures-microscopic-enamel.html

Feature on the early-human-made stone tools found in Israel:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/earliest-stone-tools-linked-to-modern-humans-outside-africa-found-in-israel-1.9900819

More on the impact of the Toba eruption on humans 74 000 years bp:

https://theconversation.com/when-an-ancient-volcanic-supereruption-caused-sudden-cooling-early-humans-got-lucky-164199

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Ptolemaic-era warship (and other items) from Abu Qir Bay in Alexandria:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/106180/Egyptian-French-archaeological-mission-discovers-warship-from-Ptolemaic-era-remains
https://www.egyptindependent.com/photos-alexandrias-sunken-city-of-heracleion-reveals-new-treasures/
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/417416/Heritage/In-Photos-The-sunken-city-of-Th%C3%B4nisHeracleion-in-A.aspx
https://english.alarabiya.net/life-style/travel-and-tourism/2021/07/20/Archaeologists-in-Egypt-unveil-military-vessel-Greek-funerary-site-in-sunken-city
https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/egypt-finds-ancient-military-vessel-greek-graves-sunken-city-2021-07-19/
https://www.rfi.fr/en/international/20210720-french-egyptian-archeology-mission-discovers-military-vessel-greek-funerary-in-sunken-city
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ancient-greek-egyptian-ship-gives-up-its-secrets-after-2-200-years-h7mdsg37g
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/thonis-heracleion-sunken-city-greece-egypt/index.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-07-20/hallada-una-galera-de-tiempos-de-los-ptolomeos-en-la-bahia-de-abukir-cerca-de-alejandria.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/egypt-finds-ancient-military-vessel-greek-graves-in-sunken-city-674337
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/07/19/greek-artefacts-egyptian-french/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/19/ancient-greek-shipwreck-discovered-egypt/
https://greekherald.com.au/culture/egypt-finds-ancient-military-vessel-greek-graves-sunken-city-thonis-heracleion/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2021/07/19/egypt-discovers-ancient-warship-in-sunken-city-off-alexandria/
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202107/1229082.shtml
http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/0720/c90000-9874299.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/07/archaeologists-find-ancient-egyptian-warship-sunk-near-alexandria/
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/divers-discover-ancient-military-vessel-thonis-heracleion-1991300
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-sunken-city-of-thonis-heracleion-in.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/21/funerary-tumulus-and-shipwreck-revealed-at-the-sunken-city-of-thonis-heracleion/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/underwater-archaeologists-discover-ancient-shipwreck-in-sunken-city/139726
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/divers-find-second-century-military-ship-sunken-egyptian-city-180978244/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9859-210720-thonis-heracleion-shipwreck

More on where Egypt was getting its copper (based on some recently-found figurines from Tanis) 3 000 years bp:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/egyptian-bronze-figurines-shed-light-on-ancient-commerce-674197
https://themedialine.org/life-lines/3000-year-old-egyptian-figurines-shed-light-on-bronze-age-collapse/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/b1jj11ufrd
https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/history-ideas/2021/07/whats-copper-from-the-negev-doing-in-3000-year-old-egyptian-statues/

Egypt has plans for another Pharaohnic parade, this time in Luxor:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/07/egypt-plans-another-pharaohic-parade-time-luxor

More on the reunion of Book of the Dead fragments at the Getty and in a New Zealand Museum:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-reattach-separated-book-dead-fragments-180978226/

10 000 years BCE cheese residues from a Turkish cave are suggesting connections to a local dessert:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/food-from-bc-10000-may-be-ancestor-of-turkish-towns-dessert/news

An update on the ongoing dig at Qazvin/Shad Shahpur:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/463253/Iranian-archaeologists-in-search-of-new-clues-on-history-of-Qazvin

More on the 1600 years bp sheep remains from an Iranian salt mine:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/20/the-salt-sheep-of-chehrabad/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-recover-dna-1600-year-old-naturally-mummified-sheep-leg-180978230/

Feature on Babylonian trigonometry:

https://hyperallergic.com/662569/plimpton-322-tablet-reveals-babylonians-studied-trigonometry-before-greeks/

More on the 6th century BCE (not CE as I had last week ... sorry) petroglyph and cuneiform inscription associated with Nabonidus from Saudi Arabia:

https://www.livescience.com/longest-cuneiform-inscription-last-babylon-king-saudi-arabia.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61854
https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1472/?fbclid=IwAR0W_FffqSxKxRPPemizQmIP2_LlA5iw1Ivxgseg7DK6q4RcPeLyaBOq-xU

More on that First Temple pig skeleton from Jerusalem:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-did-jews-in-ancient-jerusalem-dine-on-swine-1.9906708
https://www.zenger.news/2021/07/20/pig-skeleton-raises-questions-about-ancient-jewish-identity-kosher-diet/

More on that Jerubbaal pot fragment:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/3100-year-old-pottery-fragment.html

More on the 2000 years bp structure found near the Western Wall:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/temple-at-jerusalem/lavish-second-temple-city-hall-unveiled-in-jerusalem/

More on cisterns and tunnels beneath Temple Mount:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/07/18/49-cisterns-tell-the-story-of-the-destruction-of-the-temple-and-much-more/

More on prehistoric shark teeth found in Jerusalem:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/jerusalem/shark-week-in-biblical-jerusalem/

Rethinking 'nude female' figurines from Israel and the Levant:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeology-has-a-problem-with-females-and-figurines-1.10012823

Suggestion the Babylonians weren't the ones who destroyed Solomon's Temple:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/who-really-destroyed-solomon-s-temple-in-jerusalem-1.9900539

Pondering Noah's ark:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/people-cultures-in-the-bible/people-in-the-bible/how-did-noah-build-the-ark/

Pondering how archaeology informs the Bible:

https://www.insights.uca.org.au/what-does-archaeology-tell-us-about-scripture/

What medieval Jewish sages felt about pushup bras:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-how-medieval-jewish-sages-felt-about-push-up-bras-1.10021103

How coffee affected social life in 16th century Jerusalem:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.MAGAZINE-how-coffee-revolutionized-jerusalem-social-life-in-the-16th-century-1.10021870

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This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Evidence of a Roman road and assorted structures from a Venice lagoon:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-roman-road-venice-lagoon.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/sr-arr071621.php
https://www.livescience.com/submerged-roman-road-venice-lagoon.html
https://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/sections/culture/2021/07/22/roman-road-found-under-venice_d0dd22a5-af60-4c5f-9cbf-89614d5d0882.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/23/ancient-roman-road-and-dock-discovered-in-venice-lagoon
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-submerged-roman-road-shows-venice-may-have-been-inhabited-early-on-1.10016614
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ruins-of-roman-roadlead-venice-to-reconsider-century-of-its-birth-m2drrdzlc
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/roman-road-discovered-venice-lagoon-1234599704/
https://www.sciencealert.com/an-ancient-roman-road-has-been-found-in-the-venice-lagoon
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/treporti-channel-road-09892.html
https://gizmodo.com/archaeologists-find-ancient-roman-road-in-the-venetian-1847342259
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2284967-ancient-roman-road-discovered-at-the-bottom-of-the-venice-lagoon/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/archaeologists-discover-roman-road-in-the-venice-lagoon/139722
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/roman-road-discovered-in-venice-lagoon.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/roman-road-found-beneath-venice-lagoon-180978262/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9863-210723-venice-rome-dock

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-92939-w

Gaming counters and other items found in the latest digs at Birdoswald Roman Fort:

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19464335.gaming-counters-among-latest-finds-birdoswald-roman-fort-along-hadrians-wall/

An overview of recent finds from Gourimadi:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/19/new-finds-at-gourimadi-karystos/

A pair of rock-cut rooms excavated at Zeugma:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/rock-chambers-unearthed-in-zeugma-166472
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/video-gallery/news/archaeologists-unearth-two-rock-cut-rooms-in-ancient-city-of-zeugma-3576935
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9865-210723-zeugma-rock-chambers

A 6th century coin hoard from Phanagoria:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/archaeologists-discover-6th-century-coin-hoard-in-ancient-phanagoria/139744

The first week of digging at Zominthos is online via Archaeology Magazine's interactive dig:

https://www.archaeological.org/zominthos-2021-week-1/

A study of imprints of fabrics on Bronze Age seals from Lerna and Phaistos:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C88459%2Cunknown-types-ancient-greek-textiles-identified.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9858-210719-greece-fabric-imprints

Questioning claims that the tomb of Olympias has been identified:

https://www.livescience.com/alexander-the-great-mom-olympias-tomb.html

News of a mosaic find on Paphos, but it isn't the Theseus mosaic pictured in the article, if it's a new find at all:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/20/ancient-mosaic-paphos-cyprus/

Not sure how recent this find of an 'offering ground' near the Fabrika Mound near Nea Paphos is either:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/07/22/archaeologists-find-offering-ground-in-cyprus/

A Roman sarcophagus found in the 1930s featuring interior reliefs (!) has been conserved:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61842

Concerns for the antiquities revealed by Thessaloniki's metro construction:

https://www.euronews.com/2021/07/23/the-eu-must-act-now-to-protect-thessaloniki-s-antiquities-view

Cyprus is hoping the underwater sites at Amathus will be a tourist draw:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-cyprus-showcases-ancient-undersea-harbor.html
https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/07/21/amathus-underwater-works-picks-up-pace/
https://www.canberratimes.com.au/story/7347692/cyprus-showcases-ancient-undersea-harbour/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/cyprus-showcases-ancient-undersea-harbor-draw-tourists-78920864
https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/destinations/2021/07/19/ancient-harbor-diving-cyprus-tourists-travel-amathus/8011466002/
https://www.heraldbulletin.com/news/nation_world/cyprus-showcases-ancient-undersea-harbor-to-draw-tourists/image_e51623e3-8942-5282-b607-f650244bf9fc.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/cyprus-showcases-ancient-undersea.html

Pompeii's lupanar is reopening to the public:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/07/18/pompeiis-notorious-brothel-reopen-visitors-restoration/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/664/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/664/pub/664/page/43/article/196808
http://www.samfordcrimson.com/20210718-pompeiis-notorious-brothel-to-reopen-to-visitors-after-restoration.html

Conservation work at Largo Argentina is under way:

https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-starts-work-at-largo-argentina-site-ahead-of-bvlgari-project.html

Some sort of political dispute over all the burial mounds in Ukraine:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/row-over-ancient-tombs-gets-to-the-heart-of-ukraines-modern-identity-tn3zlpq87

Funding for more digs at Carsulae (Italian):

https://corrieredellumbria.corr.it/news/umbria/28019253/terni-carsulae-scavi-archeologici-associazione-astra-autorizzazione-ministero-cultura-domus.html

Opeddish thing on recent upgrades on the Acropolis:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1164843/plastic-surgery-fail-on-the-acropolis/

More on recent finds made during road construction in Yorkshire:

https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19465369.north-yorkshire-excavation-site-reveals-secrets-roman-settlement/
https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/local-news/weirdest-things-dug-up-crews-21087149

More on that recently found Claudian pomerium boundary marker find:

https://apnews.com/article/europe-science-arts-and-entertainment-rome-9db54446337b9312b3f666a87cdc4efc
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9806087/Experts-rare-stone-outlining-city-limits-ancient-Rome.html
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/rare-stone-discovered-outlining-ancient-romes-city-limits-166398
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/rare-stone-discovered-outlining-ancient.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9857-210719-rome-pomerium-stone

More on the Visigoth sarcophagus from the Mula Roman Villa site:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/sarcophagus-from-the-visigoth-period-discovered-in-roman-necropolis/139702
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/perfectly-preserved-visigoth-coffin-unearthed-from-roman-ruins-in-southern-spain-h52qrsxp3

More on Colchester Museum's analysis/exhibition of Roman cremation burials:

https://advisor.museumsandheritage.com/news/colchester-museums-exhibition-showcases-unprecedented-scientific-analysis-roman-cremation-burials/

Brendan Burke is the Mellon Professor of Classical Studies at the American School of Classical Studies in Athens:

https://pappaspost.com/canadian-classicist-brendan-burke-appointed-to-prestigious-post-at-american-school-in-athens/

Interview with Bianca Warley (UCT) on the importance of accessibility to Classics:

https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2021-07-21-increasing-access-to-awe-and-splendour-of-the-ancient-world

Interview/spotlight with Ervan Garrison:

https://www.archaeological.org/member-spotlight-ervan-garrison/

Feature on a hoard found at Thetford in Norfolk 42 years ago:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-57929603

Feature on the warrior women of ancient Scythia:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-forgotten-history-of-amazon-warrior-women-of-ancient-scythia

Feature on the ancient Roman diet:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210719-what-did-the-ancient-romans-eat

Feature on Hadrian's Gate in Kemer (Turkey):

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/hadrians-gate

Feature on claims of being Seleucid descendants in Kyrgyzstan:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/21/greek-descendants-of-the-seleucid-dynasty-in-todays-kyrgyzstan/

Feature on Plato's Atlantis:

https://aeon.co/videos/not-a-lost-kingdom-but-a-parable-how-to-read-athens-in-platos-story-of-atlantis

Feature on Nero's critics:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/it-was-neros-critics-who-were-on-fiddle-vw22wsld5

Feature on Troy:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/city-of-legend-digging-up-the-true-story-of-troy

Feature on the Parthenon in Ottoman possession:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/07/24/the-parthenon-report-mohammeds-cat-part-1/

Feature on the temple of Zeus at Nemea:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/07/22/the-temple-of-zeus-at-nemea-greece/

Feature on how Classics is changing as a discipline:

https://paw.princeton.edu/article/essay-looking-beyond-language-classics-evolves

Pondering the expression on Laocoon's face:

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20210721-laocon-and-his-sons-the-ultimate-expression-of-suffering

Answering the question why there are so many naked Greek statues:

https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/why-are-there-so-many-naked-ancient-greek-statues/

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Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A study has determined what Tollund Man's last meal was:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-date-gut-contents-tollund.html
https://www.livescience.com/bog-body-tollund-man-last-meal.html
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/frugal-last-meal-man-2400-years-ago-scientists-see-signs-human-sacrifi-rcna1463
https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/researchers-analyze-last-meal-of-tollund-man-bog-body-1.5517112
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/tollund-mans-last-meal
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-tollund-mans-last-meal.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/tollund-man-europe-bog-body-meal-food-history-mummy-180978247/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9862-210722-denmark-iron-age

cf: https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/last-meal-of-tollund-man-new-analyses-of-his-gut-content/E79FB52BAEF8B59BE2280F182C76DEBF

The 15th century chapel of Aghioi Theodoroi has been restored:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/22/restoration-of-the-aghioi-theodoroi-chapel-at-fourka/

Medieval chain mail 'accidentally' found on the banks of the Odra River (Poland):

https://polandin.com/54928179/medieval-chain-mail-accidentally-found-on-odra-rivers-banks

A pair of Viking burials found on Orkney in 2015 are undergoing analysis:

https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19462010.papa-westray-viking-graves-archaeologists-begin-examine-artefacts/

Hyping a dig in Rechki (Belarus) with finds from various periods:

https://eng.belta.by/society/view/archaeologists-unearth-trove-of-medieval-artifacts-in-minsk-oblast-141768-2021/

More on the Viking coin hoard found by a metal detectorist on the Isle of Man:

https://www.livescience.com/viking-hoard-piggy-bank.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61829
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/another-viking-treasure-hoard-discovered-on-the-isle-of-man/139696
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-uncover-piggy-bank-hoard-united-kingdoms-isle-man-180978231/

More on the Anchor Church cave and its association (now) with Hardulph/Eardwulf:

https://www.livescience.com/king-hides-in-ancient-cave.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/medieval-anglo-saxon-dwelling-discovered-in-derbyshire-uk-674568
https://www.insider.com/england-exiled-hermit-king-lived-ancient-cave-house-experts-say-2021-7
https://news.yahoo.com/exiled-english-king-became-hermit-150807438.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/anchor-church-cave-england-king-eardwulf-saint-hardulph-1234599260/
https://thehill.com/changing-america/enrichment/education/563710-secrets-of-cave-dwelling-may-include-a-king-who-became

Liverpool apparently has lost its World Heritage status:

https://www.dw.com/en/why-liverpool-lost-its-unesco-world-heritage-listing/a-58608706
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2021-07-22/why-liverpool-lost-unesco-world-heritage-status
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/liverpool-loses-unesco-world-heritage-status-180978252/

... and Stonehenge might be next:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/jul/23/stonehenge-may-be-next-uk-site-to-lose-world-heritage-status

Concerns arising from turf cutting at the Ceide Fields site:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/excessive-turf-cutting-poses-risk-of-bog-slide-at-prehistoric-ceide-fields-site-8t0hrldm8

Concerns about a 2000 years bp village on the Outer Hebrides falling into the sea:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/the-2000-year-old-village-in-outer-hebrides-at-risk-of-falling-into-the-sea-3314207

Some 3000 years bp Bronze Age tools from Shropshire have been declared treasure:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/north-shropshire/2021/07/22/bronze-age-tools-discovered-under-shropshire-farmland/

Feature on the Jelling Viking Stone Ship:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/the-giant-jelling-viking-stone-ship/139717

A number of Spanish academics want us to focus on the positive aspects of the Middle Ages:

https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-07-19/plagues-famine-torture-historians-try-to-set-the-record-straight-on-the-middle-ages.html

Feature on some mysterious aspects of Nottingham's slab square:

https://www.nottinghampost.com/news/nottingham-news/wall-used-run-through-middle-5646031

Feature on finds over the years in Hartford:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/news/hartford-village-history-8152832

Feature on a restoration/revisioning of the former seat of the Clan MacTavish:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/highlands/3336349/was-this-how-this-ancient-castle-used-to-look-historian-brings-seat-of-the-clan-mactavish-back-to-life-after-its-ruins-were-revealed-for-the-first-time-in-200-years/

Feature on 15th century suspended irrigation use in Switzerland:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210721-switzerlands-gravity-defying-solution

Feature on the bacini of some churches in Crete:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/19/ceramics-in-plain-sight-the-bacini-of-the-churches-of-crete/
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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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Late Eastern Han/Tang Dynasty burials from Chenzhou:

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/270440800/11-ancient-tombs-unearthed-in-central-china

China is including archaeological/art exhibitions in some of its newly-built subway stations:

http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/0719/c90000-9873868.html

More on that 3000 years bp shark attack victim from Japan:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/skeleton-oldest-known-shark-attack-victim-japan

A major paleolithic site from Faridabad:

https://in.news.yahoo.com/palaeolithic-possibly-largest-indian-subcontinent-134041035.html
https://www.sify.com/news/palaeolithic-site-possibly-largest-in-indian-subcontinent-spotted-in-faridabads-mangarbani-hill-forest-news-national-vhsoajibabgai.html
https://illinoisnewstoday.com/paleolithic-ruins-found-in-the-mangarbani-forest-in-faridabad/304826/

25 000 years bp petroglyphs from a diamond mine site in Madhya Pradesh:

https://www.freepressjournal.in/bhopal/asi-certifies-25000-year-old-rock-paintings-in-buxwaha-diamond-mine-site-in-madhya-pradesh

A 6th/7th century temple site from near Puri:

https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/schools/centuries-old-post-gupta-era-temple-discovered-near-pipili-285903

Archaeologists were digging in the parking lot after a structure was found near the Golden Temple:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/cities/chandigarh-news/asi-team-examines-old-structure-found-at-golden-temple-101626809258780.html
https://www.punjabnewsexpress.com/punjab/news/archaeological-department-visited-the-jora-ghar-in-golden-temple-and-excavated-the-parking-lot-143392

Excavations at the Mahakal Temple in Ujjain brought to light some human bones:

https://www.freepressjournal.in/indore/ujjain-human-bones-found-during-excavation-in-mahakal-temple

A 'hero stone' from Harur:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Coimbatore/hero-stone-discovered-near-harur/article35435421.ece

Concerns for recently-found Kakatiya-era sculptures:

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/180721/archaeologists-unearth-13th-century-sculptures.html
https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Hyderabad/kakatiya-era-sculptures-in-neglect/article35399816.ece

Overviewish thing on various digs going on in Tamil Nadu:

https://newstodaynet.com/index.php/2021/07/23/excavations-bring-out-important-and-interesting-details-about-ancient-tamilnadu/

Feature on petroglyphs in India in the wake of recents finds at Haryana:

https://www.financialexpress.com/lifestyle/science/prehistoric-cave-paintings-discovered-near-delhi-ncr-a-look-at-indias-ancient-cave-arts/2294167/

Feature on an ongoing dig at Korkai (which I think we've mentioned at some point):

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/brick-structure-unearthed-in-tamil-nadu-s-korkai-may-date-back-to-2000-years-101626975302272.html
https://www.thehansindia.com/tamilnadu/a-2000-year-old-brick-construction-discovered-in-tamil-nadus-korkai-697521

Also from Korkai comes possible evidence of an ancient conch processing industry:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/evidences-suggest-conch-industry-may-have-existed-in-ancient-korkai/articleshow/84671526.cms
https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/jul/24/perforated-pipes-found-at-ancient-korkai-site-2334577.html
Feature on the 70+ years excavations at Hastinapur:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/meerut/70-yrs-on-hastinapur-excavations-looking-for-mahabharata-link/articleshow/84563388.cms

Feature on how relics of Ketavan the Martyr were found:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/india-found-relics-of-georgian-queen-400-years-after-her-murder-pm-shares-tale-101627197129307.html
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NORTH AMERICA
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A First Nations burial site from a beach in Kyuquot (British Columbia):

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/23/ancestral-remains-found-in-kyuquot.html

I think we mentioned some skulls found in Lake Jackson (Florida) are of Native American descent:

https://www.tallahassee.com/story/news/2021/07/23/lake-jackson-skulls-florida-native-american-archaeologists-drydown-disappearing-water/8067717002/
https://www.wctv.tv/2021/07/23/skulls-found-lake-jackson-determined-be-native-american-ancestry/

Feature on excavations in the backyard of Key West's Oldest House:

https://keysweekly.com/42/historical-dig-research-archeologists-dig-into-1800s-life-in-key-west/

Feature on plenty of 5000 to 2000 years bp stone tools found over the years at a Farm in Killbuck (OH):

https://www.the-daily-record.com/story/news/2021/07/21/tools-5-000-years-old-found-holmes-county-now-cleveland-museum/7949999002/

Plans to excavate sites associated with railroad labour camps in Sioux City:

https://siouxcityjournal.com/news/local/archaeologists-to-research-labor-camps-at-historic-railroad-site-in-sioux-city/article_6493ba6b-9e4c-59bd-92d1-31b1807831d7.html

A company 'deeply regrets' drilling holes in a Native American petroglyph site in California:

https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2021-07-19/caltech-fined-for-damaging-native-american-cultural-site

... while elsewhere in California, Native Americans are trying to protect the West Berkeley Shellmound Sacred Site:

https://www.hcn.org/articles/south-archaeology-the-fight-over-a-5-000-year-old-burial-site-in-california

Concerns for burial sites in Charleston:

https://abcnews4.com/newsletter-daily/new-push-to-protect-and-preserve-charleston-burial-sites

... and efforts to save historic homes there too:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/us/charleston-sc-flooding-climate-change.html

Feature on the Giant Blythe Intaglos Desert geoglyphs:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/the-giant-blythe-intaglios-desert-geoglyphs/139735

Interesting feature on a 19th century Brazilian who fought segregation in a US court and won:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-57946802
https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/0144039X.2020.1860651?journalCode=fsla20&
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A flood control tunnel in Mexico City found in 2009 and dating to the 1600s will be reburied because of COVID costs, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-mexico-archaeological-virus.html
http://www.tribtown.com/2021/07/23/lt-mexico-archaeology-3/
https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/mexico-bury-archeological-find-virus-costs-79014913
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/rest-of-world/mexico-to-bury-archaeological-find-because-of-virus-costs/articleshow/84680824.cms

Controversy over those petroglyphs purportedly found a short while ago in Colombia:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/when-claims-discoveries-amazon-ring-false-180978250/

Parrot and Macaw remans from the Atacama Desert:

https://scitechdaily.com/mummified-parrots-found-by-archaeologists-point-to-trade-in-the-ancient-atacama-desert/

More on that shipwreck in Antigua:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-57878969

Marking 110 years of Machu Picchu:

https://andina.pe/ingles/noticia-peru-machu-picchu-celebrates-110-years-since-its-leap-to-fame-854731.aspx

Feature on the Inca Cave Temple of the Moon:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/the-incan-cave-temple-of-the-moon/139749

Feature on Palenque's archaeological zone:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/mexicolife/palenque-boasts-remains-of-maya-dynasty/

Feature on marble vessels from the Americas:

https://blogs.loc.gov/maps/2021/07/a-culture-of-stone-carving-the-marble-vessels-of-the-ancient-americas/

More on using fecal evidence to explain the collapse of the Maya:

https://www.biobiochile.cl/noticias/ciencia-y-tecnologia/ciencia/2021/07/09/cientificos-descubren-pistas-sobre-el-colapso-de-los-mayas-en-antiguas-heces-humanas.shtml
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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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Feature on 'anthropology intelligence':

https://www.sapiens.org/culture/gillian-tett-anthro-vision-interview/?ct=t()

On what happens when we run out of Grek letters in various contexts:

https://slate.com/technology/2021/07/variants-coronavirus-delta-alpha-gamma-who.html

Using medieval techniques to reconstruct a Notre Dame roof support:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/craftsmen-in-us-use-medieval-techniques-to-reconstruct-notre-dame-roof-support

Feature on assorted archaeological finds in 2021:

https://www.dw.com/en/exciting-archaeological-discoveries-of-2021/g-58291898

Feature on Burgos Cathedral:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-07-17/las-mil-y-una-vidas-de-la-catedral-de-burgos.html

Feature on Van Gogh's 'Harvest':

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/blog/the-harvest-is-this-van-gogh-s-finest-landscape

A gambling den has been identified in one of Durer's drawings:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/gambling-den-identified-in-work-by-albrecht-duerer

The Getty has reunited pieces of a Veneziano altarpiece:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/new-show-getty-includes-14th-century-triptych-180978257/

Folks might be interested in 15 000 years bp viruses found in samples from a Tibetan glacier:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/07/23/asia/climate-ancient-viruses-glacier-scli-intl-scn/index.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/15000-year-old-viruses-discovered-in.html

cf: https://microbiomejournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s40168-021-01106-w

On reconstructing a 12th century pipe organ:

https://aleteia.org/2021/07/24/reconstructing-a-12th-century-pipe-organ-discovered-in-the-holy-land/

More on the need to replace 'ancestry' in forensics:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/study-highlights-need-to-replace.html

In case you're in the market for an 11th century church:

https://www.riposte-catholique.fr/archives/160861

On the diet of the Knights Templar:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/what-the-templar-knights-ate

Feature on Nikolai Astrup:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2021/07/26/have-you-heard-of-nikolai-astrup

Feature on Dante's *Divine Comedy*:

https://aeon.co/essays/the-fractal-consciousness-of-dantes-divine-comedy

On how various ancient cultures viewed the Milky Way:

https://www.delgazette.com/opinion/columns/91239/ancient-cultures-viewed-milky-way-differently

Pondering when humans began using alcohol and drugs:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-humans-alcohol-drugs.html

A documentary excerpt sows how some cave paintings were made:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09p5nl2/the-origin-of-a-30-000-year-old-haunting-image

Fallout from Spain's pledge to give citizenship to Sephardic Jews a few years ago:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/24/world/europe/spain-jews-citizenship-reparations.html

More on the suggestion cave stencils of 'mutilated fingers' might depict a type of sign language:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/cave-paintings-may-depict-ice-age-sign-language

Review of Byers, *The Private Library*:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/the-private-library-reid-byers-book-review-an-wilson/

Review of Flavell, *The Howe Dynasty*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/books/review/the-howe-dynasty-julie-flavell.html

Review of Kavanaugh, *The Irish Assassins*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/16/books/review/the-irish-assassins-julie-kavanagh.html

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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Pondering the fate of a statue of Sir Robert Geffrye in London:

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/world/will-statue-of-17th-century-british-merchant-come-down-over-his-trafficking-in-slaves-3577068

Feature on Sarah Beaulieu's work with GPR in the Kamloops residential schools investigation:

https://www.abbynews.com/news/ufv-researchers-ground-penetrating-work-helped-confirm-unmarked-graves-in-kamloops/

Plans for GPR investigation of a former Indian Hospital site in Edmonton:

https://www.thestar.com/news/canada/2021/07/20/further-gpr-work-possible-to-find-unmarked-graves-on-former-indian-hospital-grounds.html

A few 'ancient Olympics' items ... first, a feature on Kyniska (first female Olympian):

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/22/women-history-kyniska-sparta-first-female-olympian/
https://scroll.in/field/1000479/tokyo-olympics-how-kyniska-a-spartan-princess-became-the-first-female-olympian

... on the origins of the games in Greece:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/21/the-fascinating-past-and-origins-of-the-olympic-games/

... on nudity in the ancient games:

https://thebridge.in/tokyo-2020/naked-games-remembering-olympics-star-nude-athletes-23117
https://www.newsroom.co.nz/when-men-were-men-nude-and-greek

... on the diet of ancient athletes:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/21/what-did-ancient-greek-athletes-eat-the-diet-of-the-olympians/

... on the prizes at the ancient Olympics (and modern):

https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/who-won-first-olympic-medal-what-prize-before/
https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/07/no-time-for-losers/

... on what the ancients would have thought of an Olympics with no fans:

https://theconversation.com/what-would-the-ancient-greeks-think-of-an-olympics-with-no-fans-164038

... on corruption at the ancient Olympics:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/19/corruption-sport-olympics-ancient-greece/

A rather old post, but really good on the ancient Olympics:

https://blogs.getty.edu/iris/the-getty-villa-guide-to-the-ancient-olympics/

Feature on the 'Medieval Olympics' (!):

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/what-medieval-olympics-looked-180978232/

Feature on the 1896 games:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/first-modern-olympics-olympic-games-when-where-what-happened/

On the history of the Olympic flame:

https://metro.co.uk/2021/07/23/tokyo-olympic-flame-history-origin-what-happens-if-goes-out-14976165/

On the history of US/Haiti relations:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/opinion/haiti-us-history.html

Two on the importance of the 'bad side' of American history:

https://aeon.co/essays/why-the-history-of-the-vast-early-america-matters-today
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/10/opinion/sunday/history-education-patriotic.html

What we can learn from the Roman Empire and European feudalism for COVID-19 and future of the West purposes:

https://aeon.co/essays/empires-pandemics-and-the-economic-future-of-the-west

In case you missed the news about the closure of Sheffield's archaeology department:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/university-sheffield-archaeology-close-1234599254/

... and undergraduate archaeology at the University of Hull is ending too:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/blow-for-future-of-heritage-studies-in-yorkshire-as-university-of-hull-ends-undergraduate-archaeology-teaching-3321089

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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Postulating why rabbits weren't domesticated in the New World:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-werent-world-rabbits-domesticated.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uoc--wwn072121.php
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archeology-rabbit-domestication-1252642/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/07/22/why-werent-new-world-rabbits-domesticated/

More on cannabis being 'domesticated' in China some 12 000 years bp:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/cannabis-first-domesticated-in-china.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ancient Greeks, Athletes, Warriors and Heroes:

https://www.spectator.com.au/2021/07/the-greeks/

Bones:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/fre/culture/ce-que-les-squelettes-ont-a-nous-dire-sur-la-vie-des-anciens-romains/46773302

Daphne:

https://www.artshub.com.au/2021/07/22/exhibition-review-a-biography-of-daphne-acca/

Gladiators:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/ancient-hygiene-tools-of-gladiators-on-display-in-izmir/news

Picasso:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-07-19/picasso-ya-se-codea-con-velazquez-y-el-greco-en-el-museo-del-prado.html

Ancient Greek Technology:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/07/18/ancient-technological-marvels-get-their-own-museum-in-athens/

Hokusai:

https://japantoday.com/category/national/british-museum-to-show-rediscovered-hokusai-works-for-first-time
https://english.kyodonews.net/news/2021/07/e83e349334db-british-museum-to-show-rediscovered-hokusai-works-for-first-time.html
https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20210722/p2g/00m/0et/005000c

Iron Age Woman's Clothing:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/07/colourful-prehistoric-chanel-dress-goes-on-show/

Archaeology of Vetulonia in Taranto:

https://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/en/news/nations/italy/2021/07/23/taranto-show-on-dialogue-between-etruscans-and-magna-graecia_a2321f9e-1f67-4a2f-be33-5d6c0aef2fa8.html

Feature on Greece's underwater museum at Peristera:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-greece-underwater-museum-ancient-world.html
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210725-greece-s-first-underwater-museum-opens-ancient-world-to-dive-tourists
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/greek-underwater-museum-offers-curious-dive-into-history/news

Feature on the recently-revamped Trimontium Museum:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cm40r7893z4o

The Humboldt Forum has reopened under a cloud, it seems:

https://www.dw.com/en/berlins-controversial-humboldt-forum-opens-its-doors/a-58332615
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/arts/design/humboldt-forum-berlin-ivory.html
https://ocula.com/magazine/art-news/humboldt-forum-opens-under-colonialist-cloud/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-humboldt-forum-its-empire-art-lovers-but-not-as-we-know-it-568zq8lg5

... a backgrounder:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/germany-controversial-humboldt-forum-180978251/

The Uffizi isn't happy with Pornhub's use of its art:

https://amp.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/europe/totally-illegal-italy-s-uffizi-galleries-take-action-after-pornhub-uses-their-art-20210720-p58b61.html

The Baltimore Museum of Art is getting its security guards to curate an exhibition:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/security-guards-will-curate-first-its-kind-exhibition-baltimore-museum-art-180978242/

Feature on the world's 'most beautiful' museums:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/worlds-most-beautiful-museums

Samsung's late CEO donated a pile of art to two Seoul museums:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/samsung-lee-art-donation/index.html

The Old Acropolis Museum is being refurbished:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/07/23/old-acropolis-museum-athens/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/205757/old-acropolis-museum-set-to-be-refurbished/

The Archaeological Museum of Delphi is now digitally accessible:

https://www.athina984.gr/en/2021/07/23/psifiaka-prosvasimo-to-archaiologiko-moyseio-delfon-gia-atoma-me-adynamia-stin-kinisi-stin-akoi-kai-stin-orasi/
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Hitler's plans to invade Ireland were recently at auction:

https://www.jpost.com/international/hitlers-plans-to-invade-ireland-sell-at-auction-for-1300-674372

The gun used to kill Billy the Kid is coming to auction:

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/22/1019391848/gun-killed-billy-the-kid-auction-2-million

Latest UK export bar is on a painting of the Nativity by Baldassare Tommaso Peruzzi:

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/uk-buyer-sought-for-rare-roman-painting

Assorted items seized at auction in the US will be returned:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/22/arts/jewish-burial-records-seized.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Using DNA to track the antiquity of the cold virus:

https://www.sciencealert.com/common-cold-virus-existed-long-before-modern-humans-study-suggests

Interesting genome data (human and animal) from the Satsurblia Cave (Georgia):

https://agenda.ge/en/news/2021/2070

More on the small percentage of DNA that is unique to modern humans:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/just-7-of-our-dna-is-unique-to-modern.html
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THE TECHY SIDE
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On using AI to spot shipwrecks from both the surface of the ocean and the air:

https://phys.org/news/2021-07-ai-shipwrecks-ocean-surface-air.html

Feature on the technology used to determine what people ate from food remains on artifacts:

https://knowablemagazine.org/article/society/2021/what-did-ancient-people-eat

Not sure where to put this one on the ethics of remote sensing in archaeology:

https://news.psu.edu/story/664265/2021/07/21/research/ethics-remote-sensing-archaeology
https://phys.org/news/2021-07-ethics-remote-archaeology.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-ethics-of-remote-sensing-in.html

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Using archaeology to help understand climate change:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2021-07/uom-uat071521.php
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/07/using-archaeology-to-better-understand-climate-change/139713
https://www.forbes.com/sites/davidrvetter/2021/07/23/how-archaeology-could-help-deal-with-a-new-old-enemy-climate-change/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Scotland's artificial islands:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20210718-scotlands-mysterious-ancient-artificial-islands

Uist:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/the-seven-archaeological-wonders-of-uist-drawn-back-into-ancient-landscape-3319036

Underground Istanbul:

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/23/1016814868/beneath-istanbul-archaeologists-explore-an-ancient-citys-byzantine-basements

Pamukkale:

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/video/tv/watch-how-this-ancient-greek-city-and-this-natural-creation-coexist-in-perfect-harmony

Ipswich:

https://www.ipswichstar.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/7-ancient-artefacts-on-display-in-ipswich-museum-8150038

Morocco:

https://www.moroccoworldnews.com/2021/07/343514/five-must-see-off-the-beaten-path-places-in-morocco

Time's World's 100 Greatest Places:

https://time.com/collection/worlds-greatest-places-2021/6079268/loire-valley-france/
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Feature on Wagner:

https://www.dw.com/en/7-facts-about-richard-wagner-his-music-and-his-misadventures/a-58285174

A Chausson opera:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/23/arts/music/bard-summerscape-chausson-opera.html

Beethoven's grandmother apparently wasn't Spanish after all:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-07-19/la-abuela-de-beethoven-no-era-espanola.html
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Feature on antiquities looting and 'blood antiquities':

https://www.art-critique.com/en/2021/07/antiquities-looting-an-ongoing-crisis-as-well-as-a-shameful-piece-of-history/

A British art restorer is the latest person charged in connection with the Kapoor smuggling case:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/restorer-indicted-subhash-kapoor-looted-antiquities-1234599452/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/restorer-neil-perry-smith-covered-up-for-antique-thieves-2hxhzn6dz
https://www.occrp.org/en/daily/14880-us-charges-british-art-restorer-for-role-in-antiquities-trafficking-ring
https://news.yahoo.com/british-antiques-restorer-nabbed-amid-130000252.html

Looters have damaged a megalithic passage tomb in Sligo:

https://www.independent.ie/regionals/sligochampion/news/significant-damage-caused-to-sligo-passage-tomb-40669232.html

A 78 year old man has pled guilty to stealing a Revolutionary War rifle back in 1971:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/20/us/oerter-revolutionary-rifle-stolen-arrest.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/61850
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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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Italy continues to build its case for the Victorious Youth in the Getty:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/victorious-youth-getty-italian-senate

Feature on Indigenous remains and artifacts held by universities in the US:

https://www.kake.com/story/44359649/universities-have-held-onto-sacred-indigenous-remains-and-items-for-decades-and-have-been-slow-to-give-them-back

... while New Zealand museums are figuring out what to do with Maori remains:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jul/24/a-turning-point-new-zealand-museums-grapple-with-return-of-stolen-maori-remains

Nigeria awaits returns from US and Scotland:

https://punchng.com/well-soon-receive-stolen-antiquities-from-us-scotland-fg/

More on bronzes (and other art) Nigeria wants returned:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2021/07/battle-for-benin-artifacts-escalates-fg-lays-claim-to-artworks/
https://allafrica.com/stories/202107210195.html

... but there's a new twist complicating things (?):

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-57914111

Feature on the British Museum's holdings of Benin materia:

https://inews.co.uk/news/world/benin-bronzes-british-museum-culture-wars-george-osborne-chair-nigeria-history-1116173

More on a Cambodian piece going through the US legal process to be returned:

https://hyperallergic.com/664041/looted-cambodian-statue-skanda-on-a-peacock-goes-home/
https://observer.com/2021/07/a-cambodian-sandstone-sculpture-looted-during-communist-rule-is-being-returned/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on coins of Septimius Severus:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/continuity-and-legitimacy-the-ancient-coins-of-septimius-severus/

Feature on the Roman Republican Die Project:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/developments-and-preliminary-release-for-the-roman-republican-die-project/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n29.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n30.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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John Patrick Lynch:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/santacruzsentinel/name/john-lynch-obituary?pid=199556054

Bijaya Rath:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/odisha/2021/jul/19/noted-archaeologist-bijaya-rath-passes-away-2332256.html

Lisa French:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/jul/22/lisa-french-obituary

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3090-audio-news-from-archaeologica-july-1-through-july-17-2021

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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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