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explorator 24.44 February 20, 2022
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Duncan Campbell
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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CUT AND PASTE CORRIGENDA
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Major correction: a couple of weeks ago I posted what I thought was an obituary for Anna Ritchie; it was actually an honorific party sort of thing and she lives and thrives. Apologies to all!

Last week, i mentioned a piece on 'orphaned' artifacts from Iran's Ganj Dareh; my link to the original study should have been:

https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0251318
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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A sort of overviewish thing on various hominid fossils, when they were found, etc.:

https://www.jpost.com/science/article-696454

Latest item on why Neanderthals went 'extinct':

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60305218

More on sapiens settlement on the Arabian peninsula 210 000 - 120 000 years bp:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-696323

More on the Mandrin cave site putting homo sapiens in western Europe earlier than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-homo-sapiens-europe-earlier-thought.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-60305218
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/15/the-first-homo-sapiens-arrived-much-earlier-in-western-europe/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10362-220214-europe-neanderthal-extinction

More on Neanderthal tools from a site in Croatia:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/60199-neanderthal-tools-barac-cave
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AFRICA
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Photoessay on some threatened sites in Libya:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2022/02/18/libyas-archaeological-sites-under-threat-in-pictures/

In case you missed the Tunisian 'enthusiast' who has recreated ancient purple dye from snails:

https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/oddly-enough/tunisian-enthusiast-recreates-sea-snail-purple-dye-that-defined-ancient-royals-2022-02-08/

More on the 50 000 years bp trade in ostrich shell beads:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-social-network-might-have-involved-beads-carved-from-ostrich-eggshells-180979542/

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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More on the find of a 6th century BCE cache of embalming materials from Abusir:

https://english.radio.cz/czech-archaeologists-unearth-largest-mummification-deposit-ever-found-egypt-8742172
https://www.praguemorning.cz/czech-archaeologists-discovered-largest-mummification-deposit-in-egypt/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/17/embalming-vessel-cache-egypt/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10369-220217-egypt-embalming-materials

Two men engaged in illegal excavations inside a house in Sohag died after 'falling into a pit':

https://gulfnews.com/world/mena/egypt-two-men-digging-for-antiquities-in-a-home-die-after-falling-into-pit-1.85797365

Feature on the animal cemetery at Tuna el-Gebel:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/02/sacred-animal-mummies-live-egypts-city-dead

Feature on a 3200 years bp 'workplace attendance tablet' now in the British Museum:

https://mymodernmet.com/ancient-egyptians-attendance-record/

Feature on the Bibliotheca Alexandrina:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/20220214/7ab345cc3f2c42e79d61ebad493d4f68/c.html

Excavations are under way at the Iranian port site of Najirom:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/470206/Archaeological-trenches-carved-to-redefine-southern-Iranian-port

Rains in Susa exposed some Islamic-era pottery finds:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/470273/Ancient-potteries-probably-exposed-by-flash-flood-discovered

More on the mapping of Iran's 'Treasure Valley' (Ganj Dareh):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/470160/Anthropologist-makes-3D-maps-to-shed-new-light-on-Iran-s-Treasure
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/16/sifting-through-archives-to-rediscover-irans-treasure-valley/

Another item on Turkish 'factions' bulldozing sites in Afrin:

https://www.syriahr.com/en/239372/

More on the find of a pair of Byzantine-era swords 20 years ago at Amorium:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/rare-byzantine-swords-found-in-medieval.html

A new analysis of the Iron Age fort 'in the middle of nowhere' on Mount Adir in northern Israel:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/iron-age-fort-in-the-middle-of-nowhere-sheds-light-on-israel-s-dark-age-1.10613031

cf: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12520-021-01462-6

A section of the walls of David's Citadel in Jerusalem's Old City was apparently built without a foundation:

https://www.jpost.com/j-spot/article-696829
https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-696640

New evidence of a Crusader-era water system in King Baldwin's castle:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-village-excavating-itself-finds-secrets-of-crusader-water-system-1.10614951
https://aleteia.org/2022/02/18/a-12th-century-crusader-castle-in-israel-had-an-ingenious-water-supply-system-archaeologists-discover/

More on 3500 years bp lead ingots from Caesarea and their trade implications:

http://famagusta-gazette.com/2022/02/12/israel-discovers-3200-year-old-lead-ingots/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/hj06bvmjc

Feature on Tel Be'er Sheva:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-sites-places/tel-beer-sheva-city-of-the-patriarchs/

Feature on the Madaba Map:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/biblical-artifacts/artifacts-and-the-bible/madaba-the-worlds-oldest-holy-land-map/

Again, we're reading of Israeli settlers 'storming' the site of Sebastia:

https://menafn.com/1103719295/Israeli-settlers-storm-archaeological-site-north-of-Nablus&source=30

Not sure why jpost had this item on 'new evidence' of Temple treasures being in the Vatican:

https://www.jpost.com/jerusalem-report/article-696068

... even less sure why they had a piece on 'biblical giants':

https://www.jpost.com/christianworld/article-696572

OpEd suggesting archaeology 'proves' Jews are indigenous to Israel:

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/322187

8500 years bp structural (and other) remains from Ghagha (Abu Dhabi):

https://tcaabudhabi.ae/en/media.centre/news/new.abu.dhabi.archaeological.discoveries.reveal.8500.year.old.buildings..aspx
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-696955
https://gulfnews.com/uae/abu-dhabi-unearths-archaeological-treasures-dating-back-8500-years-1.85792165
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/uae-buildings-archaeology-scli-scn-intl/index.html
https://www.emol.com/noticias/Tecnologia/2022/02/17/1047030/emiratosarabes-arqueologia-ciudad-8500.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/oldest-building-discovered-uae-1234619642/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/archaeologists-uncover-uaes-earliest-known-buildings/142832
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/8500-year-old-buildings-discovered-in.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/18/new-abu-dhabi-archaeological-discoveries-reveal-8500-year-old-buildings/

Umm an-Nar period finds from the Bat site (Oman), including food remains:

https://timesofoman.com/article/113385-bat-archeological-site-discoveries-reveal-aspects-of-life-during-umm-an-nar-period
https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/oman/2022/02/19/discovery-in-oman-could-show-what-ancient-people-ate-more-than-2000-years-ago/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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2500 years bp remains of fortifications from Pergamon:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/new-ancient-fortification-walls-discovered-in-turkeys-pergamon

Latest 2500 years bp Scythian burial from the Siberian 'Valley of the Kings':

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-697029

In case you missed the find of a Roman-era necropolis in Gaza:

https://www.arabnews.com/node/2027031/middle-east
https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/02/ancient-burial-place-uncovered-gaza-construction-site
https://www.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idUSKBN2KM1D0
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/builders-find-2-000-year-old-roman-cemetery-in-gaza/47356428
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/02/18/bulldozers-unearth-roman-era-cemetery-in-gaza/
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/2000-year-old-roman-cemetery-discovered-in-gaza-1234619640/
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/builders-find-2000-year-old-roman.html

Evidence of a 2nd century (?) CE Roman settlement near Buridava Castrum in Romania:

https://www.stiripesurse.ro/roman-settlement-discovered-near-buridava-castrum-in-ramnicu-valcea_2244100.html

A section of a stucco Mithra relief was found at Ostia (all coverage is Italian):

https://www.ansa.it/canale_viaggiart/it/regione/lazio/2022/02/13/a-ostia-antica-scoperto-rilievo-mitra-in-stucco_8cdeb4eb-65b5-46c8-8e39-d695de3ec709.html
https://roma.corriere.it/notizie/cronaca/22_febbraio_13/parco-ostia-antica-scoperto-rilievo-stucco-dipinto-dio-mitra-d1c5c69e-8cb5-11ec-ab58-6edac401c3bd.shtml
https://www.romatoday.it/zone/ostia/ostia/parco-archeologico-ostia-antica-mitreo.html

4th century Roman coins (and bits of sculpture ... date?) from a dig at St Michael's fortress on Ugljan Island:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/60363-4th-century-coins-found-on-ugljan-island

A late Roman (6th century) cemetery outside Mantua:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63367

More late Roman coins have turned up at a Ribble Valley site where a huge hoard was found last month:

https://www.burnleyexpress.net/news/people/more-coins-from-late-roman-period-unearthed-in-ribble-valley-3574794

Overviewish piece on the Polish excavations at Kato Paphos;

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/2021-results-of-polish-excavations-at.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/17/polish-excavations-at-kato-paphos/

Overviewish thing on what's been going on at Pompeii:

https://apnews.com/article/science-technology-business-italy-europe-fd7499b179f254ad442c468fdc94394b
https://www.miamiherald.com/entertainment/celebrities/article258594483.html
https://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/pompeii-rebirth-italys-dead-city-died-83011400
https://www.irishexaminer.com/world/arid-40812249.html

A 2500 years bp Etruscan sarcophagus featuring a married couple sculpture is getting some hi-tech protection:

https://apnews.com/article/europe-lifestyle-arts-and-entertainment-rome-italy-f8c8f2006c75eb7bd3a5ca1bdbd46120
https://denvergazette.com/ap/entertainment/2-500-year-old-terracotta-gets-valentine-days-love-in-italy/article_399e372e-2635-5332-bf5c-9412fcfa756f.html
https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/europe/300517660/2500yearold-statues-get-some-valentine-days-love

Restoration at the theater of Dodoni continues:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1177752/restoration-works-to-continue-at-the-ancient-theater-of-dodoni/

Interesting restoration plans for Milan's ancient amphitheatre:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/02/18/milans-ancient-amphitheatre-turns-over-a-new-leaf-with-a-euro15m-garden-inspired-restoration-project

Study suggests the Curia of Pompey was built in three phases:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/02/confirmed-curia-of-pompey-where-julius-caesar-was-killed-was-built-in-three-phases/

More on ancient Roman chamber pots:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/ancient-urn-roman-toilet/
https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/655416/ancient-romans-used-chamber-pots
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/identifying-portable-toilets-of-ancient.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/14/identifying-the-portable-toilets-of-the-ancient-roman-world/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10364-220215-roman-chamber-pot

More on the use of gypsum in Greek white ground pottery decoration:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/15/ancient-greek-vases-gypsum/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/14/archaeometric-study-of-execution-techniques-of-white-attic-vases/

More on Roman mosaics from Hvar:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/travel/60423-roman-mosaics-stari-grad

More on evidence of illegal metal detecting at Bar Hill Fort in Scotland:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cd1w3exkvzmo

Feature on some Safaitic graffiti from Pompeii:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/one-of-pompeiis-greatest-mysteries-may-have-been-solved?ref=author

Feature on Janric van Rookhuijzen's work on the Erectheion and the Caryatids:

https://greekherald.com.au/opinion/have-the-caryatids-of-the-acropolis-told-all-their-secrets/

Feature on the natural fires at the sanctuary of Hephaistos at Yarnatas:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/yanartas-the-fires-of-mount-chimaera/142766

Feature on the Pont du Gard:

https://smarthistory.org/pont-du-gard/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=pont-du-gard

Feature on Heracleion:

https://egyptianstreets.com/2022/02/13/egypts-atlantis-the-city-of-heracleion/

Feature on Pompeii's final hours:

https://mymodernmet.com/watch-a-day-in-pompeii/

Feature on ancient Greeks and 'extraterrestrials' (not sure about this one):

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/18/ancient-greece-extraterrestrial/

Feature on assorted ancient shipwrecks in the Black Sea:

https://mymodernmet.com/black-sea-map-shipwrecks/

Feature on Homer as an 'idea':

https://www.thenationalherald.com/examining-the-greek-epic-poet-homer-as-an-idea/

Feature on Schliemann at Troy:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/02/15/features/schliemanns-hellenes-homers-troy-and-the-greek-miner-from-australia/

Feature on the Roman conquest of Britain:

https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-roman-conquest-of-britain/

Feature on the Centauridae:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/19/centauridae-ancient-greek-mythology/

Feature on cheating at the ancient Olympics:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/02/19/history-cheating-olympics/

Feature on a very long Greek word:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/02/15/the-longest-word-in-the-world-is-greek-175-letters-and-78-syllables/

In Parthenon Sculptures news this week, the Times was suggesting making hi-tech replicas:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-view-on-replicting-the-elgin-marbles-greek-gifts-c9b9h8q6f
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/robot-with-human-touch-could-carve-replica-elgin-marbles-km33z0rj3

... and there's a suggestion the British Museum may be softening its stance:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2022/02/16/news/greece/experts-sense-major-shift-in-british-museums-stance-on-allowing-parthenon-marbles-return-to-greece/

... while the Independent has come down on the site that the BM should keep them:

https://www.independent.co.uk/independentpremium/voices/elgin-marbles-british-musuem-parthenon-frieze-b2017575.html

... and a Greek MEP appealed to European lawmakers for their return:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1177534/greek-mep-appeals-to-european-lawmakers-over-reunification-of-parthenon-sculptures/

... and another opEddish thing in the Greek press:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/opinion/1177648/law-morals-and-marbles/

More on the loan of a statue of Athena to Sicily relating to the return of the 'Fagan Fragment':

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/02/14/the-greek-gods-are-coming-home/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-21722

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Possible evidence of 5300 years bp ear surgery from a skull found in Spain (when?):

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-696691

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-022-06223-6

A 5000 years bp human bone from the Thames:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-60348707

A pair of 5000 years bp burials from Serbia featuring use of red ochre:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/burials-covered-in-red-dye-found-in-serbian-barrows/142835

Stones used to build Neolithic enclosures near Avebury henge orignated in Northumberland:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10518877/Scientists-believe-Neolithic-Britons-carried-stones-280-miles-build-Wiltshire-enclosures.html

Suggestion that a bronze figurine found in the Tollense River a couple years ago may have been part of a Scandinavian weight system:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/science/archaeology-germany-tollense-trade.html
https://norwaytoday.info/news/a-2700-year-old-figurine-may-have-been-used-in-an-early-scandinavian-weight-system-new-study-claims/

Remains of ten Celtic roundhouses and a pile of garbage from a site in Cheshire:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10509407/Iron-Age-village-discovered-experts-items-prehistoric-TRASH-north-west-England.html

A hoard (?) of 6th/7th century gold and silver coins from Twente:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2022/02/unique-find-of-gold-treasure-sheds-light-on-early-history-of-twente/

A wooden object with runes from that site in Oslo where a falcon figurine was found a couple weeks ago:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/archaeologists-find-wooden-object-inscribed-with-runes/142800
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63389

Remains of a medieval plank causeway in Berlin:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/medieval-plank-causeway-discovered-in.html

I think we mentioned this medieval gold brooch with 'supernatural inscriptions' from Wiltshire a couple weeks ago:

https://www.livescience.com/medieval-gold-brooch-supernatural-inscriptions
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63394

cf: https://finds.org.uk/database/artefacts/record/id/1023999

Remains of an 18th century 'hidden kitchen' and 'secret tunnel' found during excavations at Hanbury Hall:

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/archaeologists-unearth-jaw-dropping-hidden-23127202
https://www.worcesternews.co.uk/news/19935412.18th-century-discovery-made-hanbury-hall-droitwich/

Remains of a 200 years bp brick kiln from Norfolk:

https://www.northnorfolknews.co.uk/news/aylsham-roman-project-dig-kiln-woodgate-nursery-8700186

Finds from various periods from a dig at the Tower of London:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/02/13/rare-treasures-unearthed-tower-london-moat-new-light-capitals/

A project to map Great Yarmouth's medieval town wall and towers is under way:

https://www.greatyarmouthmercury.co.uk/lifestyle/heritage/radar-to-uncover-yarmouth-past-8688874

Resuming the search for a down that 'fell into the sea' some 600 years bp of the East Yorkshire coast:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-humber-60401896

Plans to investigate a cleit on St Kilda after recent storm damage:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cpdrzj9zv7no

Plans for a dig at a 4500 years bp hillfort site in Scotland prior to bridge construction:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/time-runs-out-for-ancient-hillfort-on-the-banks-of-the-river-tay-3569967

Overviewish piece on the ongoing dig at the Ness of Brodgar:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/feb/15/orkney-ghosts-of-past-world-of-stonehenge-british-museum

Followup to that find of bones with runic and Latin inscriptions from Oslo a month or so ago:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/16/rare-rune-finds-unearthed-during-excavations-in-oslo/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-696885

Studying the 'chemical fingerprint' of Viking iron artifacts:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-spearheads-chemical-fingerprint-viking-weapons.html

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abl7655

Seeking protection for early Christian sites in Nagorno-Karabakh:

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/250419/human-rights-activist-asks-unesco-to-ensure-protection-of-nagorno-karabakh-s-historic-christian-sites

More on that 5000 years bp 'drum' sculpture on the burials of three children found with it:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/british-archeologists-discover-three-children-in-prehistoric-embrace-north-of-stonehenge
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/drum-discovery-stone-age-archaeology-grave-scn-scli-intl/index.html
https://news.yahoo.com/archaeologists-discovered-rare-prehistoric-drum-140830636.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/5000-year-old-talismanic-drum-hailed.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/an-ornate-5000-year-old-stone-drum-is-the-uks-most-significant-prehistoric-art-find-in-a-century-180979604/

More on the Bronze Age beer straws from the Caucasus:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-696455

More on evidence of medieval goldmining at a site in Slovakia:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22826254/latest-archaeological-finds-confirm-gold-mining-in-tuzina.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63375
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10363-220215-slovakia-medieval-mines

Feature on objects found from various shipwrecks found near Plymouth:

https://www.plymouthherald.co.uk/news/history/plymouths-shipwrecked-histories-uncovered-3d-6640511

Feature on the Templars' 'place of power':

https://www.bbc.co.uk/reel/video/p08q45rj/why-did-the-templars-mark-this-mysterious-spot-on-the-map-

Feature on the Dovbush Rocks Complex (Ukraine):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/the-dovbush-rocks-complex/142754

Feature on the Long Man of Wilmington:

http://geographical.co.uk/uk/discovering-britain/item/4282-discovering-britain-the-nations-tallest-man-the-long-man-of-wilmington

Feature on early Anglo-Saxon England:

https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-early-history-of-anglo-saxon-england-and-the-germanic-people/
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Viking Archaeology Blog:

http://viking-archaeology-blog.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Not sure if we mentioned this JIn dynasty tomb from Shanxi with prayer murals:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/832411-ancient-tomb-with-prayer-related-murals-found-in-china-s-shanxi

China is claiming some 10 000 years bp petroglyphs point to the origins of skiing:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10522793/China-claims-invented-skiing-10-000-years-ago.html
https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/east-asia/some-believe-china-was-birthplace-of-skiing

More on the 4000 years bp Zhukaigou culture site from China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-02/14/content_78046533.htm

More on Beijing excavating 5000 relics last year:

https://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202202/15/WS620b19c8a310cdd39bc86b75.html

More on the recent find of 20 more Terracotta Warriors:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-terracotta-army-just-added-20.html

A study of some 3000 years bp pants found in China's Tarim Basin ages ago:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/pants-oldest-ancient-horseman-asia-culture-origin
https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/worlds-oldest-pants-turfan-mans-trousers-was-made-through-three-weaving-techniques-4790306.html

More on possible 430 years bp ninja weapons prototypes from Japan:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-ninja-weapons-discovered
https://www.mccourier.com/archaeologists-are-discovering-these-new-weapons-which-are-the-ancestors-of-the-shuriken/

A 1st millennium CE Tashtyk site from Siberia has some interesting finds:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/a-message-from-a-mysterious-ancient-culture-in-siberia-1.10622913

Rectangular ivory (maybe) dice from the Keezhadi excavations:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/keeladi-excavations-ivory-dice-unearthed/articleshow/89665215.cms
https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/schools/rectangular-ivory-dice-unearthed-during-excavation-at-keezhadi-in-tn-371015
https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2022/feb/18/rectangular-ivory-die-unearthed-at-keezhadi-site-2420969.html
https://www.deccanherald.com/national/south/rectangular-ivory-dice-found-in-keeladi-point-to-past-time-activities-of-ancient-tamils-1082978.html

Not sure of the date of these remains of a slanting roof with decorated panels from excavations in Old Town in Bhubaneswar:

https://www.indiatoday.in/cities/bhubaneswar/story/archaeological-dept-found-decorated-roof-panel-of-buried-temple-1914322-2022-02-17

A 2000 years bp Buddhist temple and other artifacts revealed in Pakistan:

https://nation.com.pk/15-Feb-2022/ancient-buddha-artifacts-found-in-pakistan
https://dailytimes.com.pk/886359/ancient-buddha-artifacts-found-in-pakistan/
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/1800-year-old-buddha-artifacts-unearthed-in-pakistan/news
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/archaeologists-find-ancient-2000-year-old-buddhist-temple/142647
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/2000-year-old-buddhist-temple-unearthed-in-pakistan-180979560/
https://www.trtworld.com/art-culture/rare-buddhist-artefacts-unearthed-in-pakistan-54796

1200 years bp sculptures of Brahma and Bhairava from Telangana:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/telangana/1200-year-old-sculptures-unearthed-in-telanganas-nalgonda-district/article65062676.ece
https://www.siasat.com/telangana-1200-yr-old-sculptures-found-in-nalgonda-district-2278537/

Excavations are underway at a 7th/8th century CE glass factory in Giribawa (Sri Lanka):

https://www.newsfirst.lk/2022/02/20/excavations-uncover-information-on-ancient-glass-factory-in-giribawa/

A study of 'urban processes' and the Indus civilization:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-complex-urban-indus-civilization.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/complex-urban-processes-discovered-in.html

Feature on the spread of Buddhism:

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/anxiousbench/2022/02/empire-and-the-making-of-buddhism/

Feature/study on the 'Green Pyramids' of Palau:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/new-insights-into-the-construction-of-the-pyramids-of-pala/142820
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/the-green-pyramids-of-palau-geo.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/18/the-green-pyramids-of-palau-a-geo-archaeological-project/
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Excavation/analysis of an interesting, much 'disturbed' 140 years bp burial from Otago:

https://www.odt.co.nz/regions/central-otago/graverobbing-mystery-and-pair-boots

Remains of assorted convict-era structures revealed during construction of Brisbane's Metro:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/brisbane-s-convict-past-unearthed-during-busway-excavations-20220218-p59xs9.html

Study suggests British invasion of Australia increased the 'catastrophic fire risk' of the latter's forests:

https://theconversation.com/world-first-research-confirms-australias-forests-became-catastrophic-fire-risk-after-british-invasion-176563

cf: https://esajournals.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.2395
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NORTH AMERICA
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An Arizona archaeologist has revealed finds associated with the 16th century Coronado Expedition:

https://azdailysun.com/news/state-and-regional/tucson-archaeologist-found-artifacts-linked-to-16th-century/article_979686c3-cc2d-573d-aad4-4703078af97e.html
https://apnews.com/article/science-united-states-tucson-50d7fc899d72e66748d7472e3802aff6
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronado-expedition-1540-artifatcs-found-arizona-archaeologist/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10511381/Artifacts-linked-famed-16th-century-Coronado-expedition-history-changing-site.html
https://www.santafenewmexican.com/news/local_news/tucson-archaeologist-found-artifacts-linked-to-16th-century/article_f997ffa0-a86e-5864-b73a-2eb99a489307.html

More on questionable comet-related claims for the demise of the Hopewell Culture:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/hopewell-tradition-comet/

More on the Revolutionary War-era cannons pulled out of the Savannah River:

https://www.wjcl.com/article/how-did-250-year-old-cannons-end-up-in-the-savannah-river-heres-what-experts-are-saying/39113471
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/how-did-so-many-revolutionary-war-cannons-end-up-in-savannah-river-180979568/

Feature on Agrippa Hull:

https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Hull-Most-remarkable-unnoticed-African-16920786.php

Pondering what George Washington might have learned from the Red Coats:

https://www.livescience.com/history-of-war-issue-104

Feature on actual places George Washington slept:

https://www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/travel/article/George-Washington-slept-here-No-really-16914990.php

Feature on Underground Railroad sites in the Hudson Valley:

https://www.timesunion.com/hudsonvalley/culture/article/When-the-Underground-Railroad-was-the-Hudson-River-16929757.php

Review of Jon Avlon, *Lincoln and the Fight for Peace*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/15/books/review/lincoln-and-the-fight-for-peace-john-avlon.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A study of one skeleton in a 5000 years bp mass burial in Chile suggests he was a fisherman who drowned:

https://www.southampton.ac.uk/news/2022/02/prehistoric-death-drowning.page
https://phys.org/news/2022-02-forensic-neolithic-fisherman-died.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/943391
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/man-died-5-500-years-ago-by-the-driest-place-on-earth-from-drowning-1.10613781
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/forensic-test-confirms-neolithic-fisherman-died-by-drowning-in-the-sea/142803
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/enhanced-forensic-test-confirms.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/15/enhanced-forensic-test-confirms-neolithic-fisherman-died-by-drowning/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10367-220216-chile-drowned-fisherman

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0305440322000231

14 pre-Incan mummies (six children), possibly sacrificed, from Cajamarquilla:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-ancient-mummies-children-sacrificed-unearthed.html
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20220214-ancient-mummies-of-children-likely-sacrificed-unearthed-in-peru
https://www.rte.ie/news/newslens/2022/0214/1279646-14-pre-inca-mummies-found-in-peru/
https://www.news24.com/news24/world/news/pics-ancient-mummies-of-children-who-were-likely-sacrificed-unearthed-in-peru-20220214
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/ancient-mummies-children-peru-sacrifice/
https://www.sciencealert.com/six-ancient-mummified-children-were-likely-sacrificed-to-accompany-a-nobleman-in-death
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63401
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/unmsm-archaeologists-uncover-sacrificial-mummies/142815
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/ancient-mummies-of-children-likely.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/18/the-mummies-of-six-likely-sacrificed-children-were-found-in-peru/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10366-220215-peru-mummified-remains

Not sure about this Peruvian skull with a metal implant:

https://www.livescience.com/cone-shaped-peru-skull-metal-implant

More on Colombian plans to recover the wreck of the San Jose:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/colombia-eyes-200-tonnes-of-galleon-gold.html

More on evidence of Wari use of hallucinogens from the Quilcapampa site in Peru:

https://www.livescience.com/wari-hallucinogen-to-keep-followers-loyal
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10365-220215-peru-quilcapampa-vilca

Feature on the Joya de Ceren site in El Salvador:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/02/joya-de-ceren-the-pompeii-of-el-salvador/142807

Reviewish of Stephen Houston (ed), * A Maya Universe in Stone*:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/mayan-sculpture-laxtunish-dana-lamb/

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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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Some French art profs are calling on social media types to stop censoring art:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10529549/French-art-chiefs-tell-tech-giants-end-ludicrous-censoring-nude-masterpieces.html

Feature on mermaids and mermen:

https://www.livescience.com/39882-mermaid.html

Not sure where to put this one on the 100 year-old travelogue of the first 'modern' woman to walk Hadrian's Wall:

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/jessie-mothersole-woman-hadrians-wall-22955060

The Netherlands has acquired Rembrandt's 'The Standard Bearer':

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63360

Interesting study of Baroque-era marble sculpture (a skull by Bernini):

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-forensic-anthropological-analysis-baroque-period-marble.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63383

Study suggests some 90% of manuscripts relating to medieval chivalry and heroism have been lost:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-medieval-chivalry-heroism-manuscripts-lost.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/02/220217141326.htm
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/885/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/885/pub/885/page/29/article/274295
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/887/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/887/pub/887/page/68/article/274782
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/medieval-lost-books-archaeology-statistics
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10370-220218-europe-medieval-literature

A 300 years bp 'hair embroidered' linen sheet is going on display:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-60352831

cf: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/0268117X.2022.2033639

How an explosion on a warship led to the marriage of President John Tyler:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/02/14/uss-princeton-john-tyler/

Feature on Jenner's vaccination garden shed:

https://www.bbc.com/travel/article/20220213-britains-miraculous-life-saving-garden-shed

Feature on the US and the bald eagle:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/03/bald-eagle-america-history-jack-e-davis/621311/

Feature on metaphysics in ancient Indian texts:

https://psyche.co/ideas/ancient-indian-texts-reveal-the-liberating-power-of-metaphysics

A poem written by Mary, Queen of Scots (and a prayer book) is going on display:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/885/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/885/pub/885/page/28/article/274286
https://www.hillingdontimes.co.uk/news/national/19933615.prayer-book-poem-handwritten-mary-queen-scots-go-show/

Identifying the folks behind the Piltdown Man hoax:

https://mg.co.za/opinion/2022-02-18-three-suspects-behind-the-piltdown-man-fossil-hoax/

Victor Nuovo's latest:

https://www.addisonindependent.com/2022/02/17/victor-nuovo-death-and-immortality/

Feature on Margaret Mead:

https://www.sapiens.org/culture/margaret-mead-different-futures/

History of the quadratic formula:

https://bigthink.com/hard-science/quadratic-formula-history/

Latest in the search for the Endurance:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/researchers-evidence-ernest-shackleton-endurance
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-60352606
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/19/climate/antarctic-shackleton-search.html

Feature on what archaeologists learn from soils:

https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/community/dig-it-every-layer-is-a-story-centuries-old-5072492

Research suggests dancer Sergei Diaghilev was not a very nice person:

https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2022/feb/20/diaghilev-and-me-ballets-russes-stars-diaries-reveal-how-the-maestro-was-also-a-monster
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Who ancient Greeks blamed for the plague of Athens:

https://theconversation.com/the-ancient-greeks-also-lived-through-a-plague-and-they-too-blamed-their-leaders-for-their-suffering-176182

Identifying slave owners in Congress:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/interactive/2022/slaveowners-congress-post-readers-names/

Mexico's Purepecha people knocked down assorted statues which were put up in 1995:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexicos-indigenous-purepecha-knock-statues-spanish-colonial-era-priest-rcna16281

Pondering how pandemics in medieval Europe changed work practices:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/latino/mexicos-indigenous-purepecha-knock-statues-spanish-colonial-era-priest-rcna16281

Feature on St Valentine:

https://menafn.com/1103688378/The-history-of-Valentines-Day-Who-was-St-Valentine-Why-do-we-celebrate-Valentines-Day&source=30

... and the purported Roman origins of the day:

https://www.ijpr.org/history/2022-02-14/the-dark-origins-of-valentines-day

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LANGUAGE RELATED
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On the etymology of 'god':

https://blog.oup.com/2022/02/religious-terminology-the-etymology-of-god/?

The last native speaker of the Childean indigenous language Yamana has died:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/17/yamana-chilean-indigenous-language-vanishes-native-speaker-dies
https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/19/americas/chile-indigenous-language-native-speaker-dies-intl-scli/index.html
https://elpais.com/sociedad/2022-02-17/muere-en-chile-cristina-calderon-la-ultima-hablante-del-idioma-yagan.html

Feature on language death, with a focus on Akkadian:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/02/language-death-akkadian

Feature on the role of written language in 'complex' societies:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/02/writing-is-not-present-in-all-complex.html
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Plenty of items stemming from the Stonehenge exhibition at the British Museum ... first general reviews:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2022/feb/15/the-world-of-stonehenge-review-british-museum
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-world-of-stonehenge-review-an-astonishing-array-of-treasures-s89bmkrvz
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-wiltshire-60417615
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10511297/British-Museum-unveils-treasures-centre-new-World-Stonehenge-exhibition.html
https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/exhibitions/the-world-of-stonehenge-british-museum-review-seahenge-b982510.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/882/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/882/pub/882/page/76/article/273749
https://www.rfi.fr/en/british-museum-exhibition-traces-rise-and-fall-of-stonehenge
https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-02-17/el-british-museum-levanta-un-stonehenge-comprensible-sin-druidas-y-conectado-con-europa-en-la-mayor-exposicion-de-la-historia-sobre-el-monumento.html
https://english.elpais.com/culture/2022-02-18/the-british-museums-stonehenge-exhibition-an-accessible-comprehensive-guide-albeit-with-no-druids.html
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/stonehenge-british-museum-exhibition-scn/index.html
https://www.heraldscotland.com/opinion/19931687.issue-day-secrets-stonehenge/
https://www.dw.com/en/exhibition-the-world-of-stonehenge/g-60809146
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/02/15/blockbuster-british-museum-exhibition-will-roll-away-mysteries-surrounding-stonehenge
https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/entertainment/article/Stonehenge-through-the-ages-Exhibit-brings-16920552.php
https://www.rawstory.com/british-museum-exhibition-traces-rise-and-fall-of-stonehenge/
https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/stupendous-the-world-of-stonehenge-at-the-british-museum-reviewed

... then some artifacts like Europe's first prosthetic limb:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/02/14/europes-oldest-prosthetic-limb-lethal-weapon-bronze-hand-displayed/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10514401/Europes-oldest-prosthetic-limb-display-new-Stonehenge-exhibition.html

... a bulla from Shropshire:

https://www.bordercountiesadvertizer.co.uk/news/19922766.british-museum-unveils-stonehenge-exhibition-shropshire-bulla/

... wooden figures with stone eyes from Yorkshire:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/people/mysterious-wooden-figures-found-in-yorkshire-ditch-shown-at-british-museum-3573044

... and a feature on how Stonehenge was built:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/how-was-stonehenge-built/

... and its origins:

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/a-new-story-for-stonehenge

... and purpose:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/02/17/arts/design/stonehenge-british-museum.html

... and something on Seahenge:

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/world/europe/you-know-about-stonehenge-but-have-you-heard-about-seahenge-20220216-p59wsl.html

... and OpEds:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/16/the-guardian-view-on-stonehenge-a-dynamic-monument
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-world-of-stonehenge-is-a-monument-to-our-european-roots-0n89238ww

... and concerns about BP's involvement in the BM:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/feb/20/stonehenge-glories-tarnished-british-museum-oil-giant-backer

Pompeii erotic art:

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/02/15/pompeii-show-to-focus-on-erotic-art_0ac7e7a7-8afd-43cd-a7f7-7150fa4951a8.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/pompeii-reveals-all-about-ancient-love-for-erotic-art-2p8f58xh9
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10529597/Ancient-Romes-fascination-nudity-lovemaking-celebrated-exhibition.html

Ancient Theatre:

https://www.thenationalherald.com/museum-of-cycladic-art-new-archaeological-exhibition-on-ancient-theatre-in-2023/

Sardinia:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/16/a-giant-from-sardinia-at-the-archaeological-museum-of-thessaloniki/

MSU in Greece:

https://cal.msu.edu/news/msu-union-art-exhibit-explores-msus-archaeological-excavations-in-greece/

The renovated Archaeological Museum of Larnaca has reopened:

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/renovated-archaeological-museum-of-larnaca-reopens/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/europe/20220219/e7f8d6497e6247159806d75c7bf542a5/c.html

Rethinking the Neward Holy Stones exhibit:

https://www.dispatch.com/story/news/columns/2022/02/17/coshocton-museum-no-longer-neutral-newark-holy-stones-origin-story/6797840001/

Egypt's museums were showcasing the ancient Egyptian concept of love for Valentine's Day:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/02/14/valentines-day-egypts-museums-showcase-ancient-egyptian-concept-of-love/

New York State Museum is having provenance issues with plenty of Native American items and remains:

https://www.timesunion.com/state/article/State-museum-deems-much-of-its-Native-American-16914659.php

New York's Hispanic Society Museum has reopened:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2022-02-17/la-hispanic-society-reabre-sus-puertas-y-subraya-la-herencia-mestiza-de-espana-e-iberoamerica.html

Feature on Van Gogh in various DC museums:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2022/02/17/guide-to-van-gogh-paintings-dc-museums/

The Tate is trying to keep an offensive Rex Whistler mural:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-60406878

I think we mentioned the Yorkshire Museum has acquired the Ryedale Hoard:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/ryedale-hoard-yorkshire-museum-acquire-incredible-roman-treasures-for-display-3573558

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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A Rubens 'Portrait of a Lady' is coming to auction in Poland:

https://apnews.com/article/business-lifestyle-europe-poland-painting-b9961bb462466dbeda2b780c10ae9287

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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Study suggests modern ocean rise began in 1863:

https://phys.org/news/2022-02-onset-modern-sea-began.html

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-022-28564-6

Something about decolonizing research to protect heritage threatened by climate change:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/15/decolonize-research-to-save-heritage-threatened-by-climate-change/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Hong Kong 'saved' architecture:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/travel-leisure/article/3165678/five-historic-hong-kong-buildings-worth-visit-lantau
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Beethoven via prison choirs:

https://www.npr.org/sections/deceptivecadence/2022/02/19/1081609788/fidelio-black-lives-matter-opera

A.D. 16:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/theater-dance/2022/02/16/ad-16-musical-olney-theatre-mary-magdalene/

Patagonia:

https://www.elmostrador.cl/dia/2022/02/15/estreno-depatagonia-la-opera-chilena-sobre-el-encuentro-de-la-comunidad-aonikkenk-con-la-tripulacion-de-hernando-de-magallanes/

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CRIME BEAT
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A gag order in that 'Zamalek apartment's antiquities' trial in Egypt:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/News/461142.aspx

Feature on folks tracking looted antiquities in India:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/02/17/india-stolen-antiquities/
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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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Two Benin bronzes were returned to a traditional palace in Nigeria:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/feb/19/nigerias-looted-benin-bronzes-returned-to-traditional-palace
https://www.bbc.com/pidgin/tori-60451379
https://www.dw.com/en/colonial-era-looted-art-returned-to-nigeria-and-benin/a-60845936
https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/nigerias-looted-benin-bronzes-returned-more-than-century-later-2022-02-19/
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2022-02-20/nigeria-looted-benin-bronzes-returned-after-more-than-century/100846198

Latest Steinhardt-related return is a Thracian style helmet (the claimed Philip connection has no basis in reality):

https://bg.usembassy.gov/us-embassy-announces-the-return-of-an-ancient-helmet-along-with-a-new-program-to-protect-bulgarian-antiquities-02-11-2022/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2022/02/14/helmet-likely-belonging-to-philip-of-macedon-returned-to-bulgaria/

Some George Smart paintings stolen seven years ago were recovered:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-60392508

More on Hawaii receiving many ancestral remains from a handful of European museums:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/germany-austria-repatriate-dozens-of-human-skulls-to-hawaii-180979583/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on some coins of Antiochus IV:

https://coinweek.com/coin-clubs/antiochus-iv-in-illinois/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n07.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v25/club_nbs_esylum_v25n08.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Caroline Wickham-Jones:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/feb/13/caroline-wickham-jones-obituary
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/19923094.obituary-caroline-wickham-jones-outstanding-archaeologist-lifelong-love-orkney/
https://uk.news.yahoo.com/obituary-caroline-wickham-jones-outstanding-143959156.html

Martha Sharp Joukowsky:

https://www.browndailyherald.com/article/2022/02/prof-martha-sharp-joukowsky-beloved-and-renowned-dies-at-85

Neil Faulkner:

https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/obituaries/obituary-archaeologist-dr-neil-faulkner-sedgeford-dig-founder-8697688

Karen Border:

https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/berkshire/name/karen-border-obituary?id=33113925

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3137-audio-news-from-archaeologica-february-6th-through-february-12th-2022

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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