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explorator 24.30 November 14, 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, David Emery,
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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Study suggests folks living in Qesem Cave 400 000 years bp were selective regarding what they were eating:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/archaeologists-early-humans-in-prehistoric-israel-were-picky-eaters-1.10371851

Tools found in Kermanshah (western Iran) may be associated with homo erectus:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466900/Clues-about-Homo-erectus-extinct-species-of-archaic-humans

Feature on the homo erectus finds from Orozmani (Georgia):

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/homo-erectus-vs-saber-tooth-archaeology-site-reveals-what-early-humans-encountered-in-eurasia-1.10376919

Pondering why modern humans took so long to get to Europe:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/nov/14/try-try-and-try-again-why-did-modern-humans-take-so-long-to-settle-in-europe

More on that partial skull of a homo naledi child from Rising Star Cave:

https://www.lsu.edu/mediacenter/news/2021/11/04ga_brophy_child.php
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/933695
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211104100643.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/08/a-child-of-darkness/

cf: https://doi.org/10.48738/2021.iss1.64

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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A possible 5th Dynasty 'sun temple' has been located beneath another one at Abu Gorab:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10200277/One-six-missing-Pharaohs-sun-temples-archaeologists-Egyptian-desert.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/791/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/791/pub/791/page/45/article/240847
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/11/13/lost-egyptian-sun-temple-unearthed-one-important-discoveries/

Inscribed blocks from a temple of Nectanebo at Matariya/Heliopolis:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/438153/Antiquities/Ancient-Egypt/Archaeologists-uncover-decorated-blocks-from-King-.aspx
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10187273/Blocks-inscribed-hieroglyphics-uncovered-Egyptian-King-Nactanebo-temple-near-Cairo.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/08/egypt-new-finds-at-the-great-temple-of-heliopolis-at-matariya/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10131-211109-egypt-heliopolis-temple

More on the tomb of Ramses II's treasurer:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2021/11/tomb-royal-treasurer-under-ramses-ii-discovered
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/archaeologists-unveil-the-tomb-of-ramesses-iis-scribe/141972

A major 'prehistoric' (10 000 years bp?) site from southwest Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466867/Prehistorical-site-discovered-in-southwest-Iran

Archaeologists are back at the Chehrabad Salt Mine site:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466901/Iranian-German-archaeologists-in-search-of-human-remains-relics

More on that 2700 years bp Assyrian wine-making site:

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/26235-Archeologists-in-Kurdistan-Region%E2%80%99s-Duhok-discover-2,700-year-old-wine-press

A study of Neolithic cloth found at Catal Huyuk over the years reveals a variety of materials:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-unearthed-textiles-stone-age-settlement.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62659
https://gizmodo.com/clothes-from-8-000-years-ago-were-made-from-trees-new-1848041648
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/10/youre-looking-at-one-of-the-oldest-pieces-of-cloth-in-the-world/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10133-211110-turkey-neolithic-fabric

Evidence of 5000 years bp structures from Panaztepe:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/structures-reveal-5000-year-old-settlements-in-turkeys-panaztepe/news
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/early-bronze-age-structures-unearthed-in-western-turkey/2414615

Seven 'enigmatic' burials (date?) found during restoration of the Boukoleon Palace:

https://www.bignewsnetwork.com/news/271689437/turkish-archaeologists-find-7-enigmatic-skeletons-in-istanbuls-palace

Evidence of a structure damaged by an earthquake which hit Perre (Turkey) in the 6th/7th century CE:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/tremor-damaged-structure-found-in-southeast-turkeys-perre/news
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/earthquake-hit-structure-found-in-perre-169264

Recent associated finds relating to 5000 years bp megaliths in Jordan:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/new-findings-on-jordanian-megaliths/141965

A study of how the Sennacherib-era siege ramp at Lachish was constructed (and used):

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-siege-ramps-breached-walls-ancient.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/934125
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/biblical-warfare-how-did-the-assyrians-conquer-judean-lachish-684440
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/israeli-archaeologists-reveal-secrets-of-assyrian-war-machine-that-conquered-ancient-1.10366408
https://www.timesofisrael.com/how-lachish-fell-study-reconstructs-assyrian-onslaught-almost-3000-years-ago/
http://famagusta-gazette.com/2021/11/10/israeli-u-s-archaeologists-find-how-assyrians-built-worlds-oldest-siege-ramp/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10141-211112-lachish-assyria-ramp

cf: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ojoa.12231

More on that 1400 years bp amethyst ring from Yavne:

https://mfa.gov.il/MFA/IsraelExperience/History/Pages/Spectacular-ancient-gold-ring-unearthed-in-an-excavation-in-Yavne-2-November-2021.aspx
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/ancient-hangover-cure-yavne-israel-b1955104.html
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/archaeologists-ancient-hangover-prevention-ring-amethyst-scn/index.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/ancient-hangover-cure-discoveredand-its-very-pretty
https://nypost.com/2021/11/09/ring-may-have-been-ancient-hangover-prevention-researchers-say/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10134-211110-gold-amethyst-ring

More on the remains of a Crusader camp at Tzippori:

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

Feature on the Cave of the Patriarchs:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/11/02/the-secrets-of-the-cave-of-the-patriarchs/

Feature on Martin Worthington translating Babylonian dialogue for the Eternals:

https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/movies/movie-news/ancient-script-trinity-academic-translates-dialogue-to-babylonian-for-new-marvel-movie-eternals-41032559.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/784/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/784/pub/784/page/9/article/239071

Assorted digs have resumed in Oman:

https://timesofoman.com/article/109262-archaeological-missions-resume-work-in-oman

I think we mentioned this 4000 years bp burial of a pair of Umm an-Nar culture women in the UAE:

https://www.archaeology.org/issues/446-2111/digs/10060-digs-uae-women-burials

More hyping of archaeology in Saudi Arabia:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/gulf-news/2021/11/08/saudi-arabia-could-have-hundreds-of-thousands-of-archaeological-finds/

Feature on the Templar stronghold on Arward:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/arward-the-last-templar-stronghold-in-the-holy-land/141975?amp
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Assorted household items from an officer's quarters in a legionary site at Novae (Bulgaria):

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C89642%2Cresearchers-discover-exclusive-kitchenware-set-roman-officers-villa.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10135-211110-bulgaria-novae-kitchenware

Painted masonry from Hadrian's Villa:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/discovery-puts-hadrians-villa-in-vivid-perspective-569jzp9wt

Remains of Gallo-Roman mosaic floors beneath a stable at the Chateau di Marigny in France:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62652

Latest finds at Aizanoi include a bone workshop and an oil lamp shop:

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/bone-workshop-oil-lamp-shop-unearthed-in-ancient-city-in-turkey-3584109

Roman coins 'scattered' in some Herefordshire fields:

https://www.herefordtimes.com/news/19704423.roman-coins-found-herefordshire-fields/

Overviewish on the recent survey of the Antikythera shipwreck:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/08/antikythera-shipwreck-the-new-results-of-the-underwater-survey/

A new group will be digging at the Carlisle Cricket Club site:

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19710921.roman-roads-group-set-dig-carlisle-cricket-club/

More on the 'enslaved quarters' revealed at a Pompeiian villa:

https://www.livescience.com/pompeii-slave-room-uncovered
https://phys.org/news/2021-11-pompeii-yields-rare-window-daily.html
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/06/discovery-of-pompeii-slaves-room-sheds-rare-light-on-real-roman-life
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/pompeii-villa-slaves-excavation-discovery-b1953093.html
https://www.npr.org/2021/11/07/1053356424/how-did-the-enslaved-workers-of-pompeii-live-a-new-discovery-provides-a-rare-gli
https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/pompeii-slave-room-intl-scli/index.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/archaeologists-discover-slave-room-at-pompeii-684926
https://www.forbes.com/sites/rebeccahughes/2021/11/08/once-looted-villa-in-pompeii-yields-rare-glimpse-into-ancient-slave-life/
https://www.thedailybeast.com/archeologists-discover-slave-room-in-ancient-pompeii-rubble
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/08/slaves-room-discovered-at-pompeii-reveals-precarious-reality-of-marginalised-citizens
https://www.france24.com/en/europe/20211106-pompeii-archaeologists-discover-rare-slave-room
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-11-10/la-matanza-de-400-esclavos-de-pedanio-segundo-define-el-mundo-romano.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/astonishingly-preserved-2-000-year-old-raman-slave-rooms-unearthed-in-pompeii
https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/09/slaves-room-pompeii/
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/slave-familys-room-pompeii-10248.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/11/archaeologists-unearth-slave-quarters-at-pompeii-villa/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/08/pompeii-the-room-of-the-slaves/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-unearth-slave-quarters-at-pompeiian-villa-180979026/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10129-211108-pompeii-roman-slavery

More on the huge Roman coin hoard from Augsburg:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62664
https://www.sciencesetavenir.fr/archeo-paleo/archeologie/un-veritable-tresor-romain-decouvert-dans-la-ville-bavaroise-d-augsbourg_158953

More on statue heads of Aphrodite and Dionysus from Aizanoi:

https://www.livescience.com/aphrodite-and-dionysus-statues
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-roman-statue-heads-aphrodite-dionysus-discovered-turkey-1647135

.... and the Roman statuary from beneath a Norman church at Soke Mandeville:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/09/roman-statues-england/

... and we mentioned a while ago the statue of Alfred the Great incorporating a Roman Minerva body:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-59247889
https://www.southwarknews.co.uk/news/stonemasons-discover-that-alfred-the-great-statue-is-half-ancient-roman-goddess/

More on the latrine found at the theatre in Smyrna:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/09/restrooms-bc-theater-smyrna/

More on the metal detectorist find of a Roman battle site in Switzerland:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/sci-tech/amateur-archeologist-uncovers-roman-battle-site/47074852

Archaeologists in Cyprus 'downed tools' in protest of plans for dividing responsibility for antiquities:

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/11/09/antiquities-department-staff-to-down-tools-over-dangers-to-antiquities/
https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/11/10/antiquities-department-staff-stage-one-hour-stoppage/

Marking the anniversary of the discovery of Philip of Macedon's (maybe) tomb:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/08/the-anniversary-of-the-discovery-of-king-philip-iis-tomb/

Review of Robin Waterfield, *The Making of a King*:

https://www.lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v43/n22/james-romm/greek-hearts-and-diadems

Review of Mary Beard, *12 Caesars*:

https://ca.sports.yahoo.com/news/12-sketchy-caesars-became-role-052431956.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-12-sketchy-caesars-who-became-role-models-for-dictators

Review of Anne Carson, *H of H Playbook*:

https://www.straitstimes.com/life/arts/book-review-anne-carsons-modern-reworking-of-ancient-greek-tragedy

Review of Guy Bradley, *Early Rome*:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/early-rome-290-bc-review/

Feature on Dr Debby Sneed's work on evidence for accessible ramps at ancient Greek healing sanctuaries:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/10/ancient-greeks-disabled/

Applying computational modelling to the Roman economy:

https://cordis.europa.eu/article/id/435324-computational-modelling-provides-insight-into-the-roman-economy

Feature on the Phaistos disk:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/11/phaistos-disk

Feature on a plaster head from Mycenae:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/plaster-head-mycenae/

Feature on the Romans in Hull:

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/what-romans-ever-hull-new-6186159

Feature on the Phanagoria site:

https://www.themoscowtimes.com/2021/11/08/in-russias-south-the-remains-of-a-greek-city-hint-at-cosmopolitan-past-a75501

Feature on Daidalos:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/daidalos-daedalus-who-first-polymath-minotaur-labyrinth-icarus/

Feature on Alexander:

https://www.livescience.com/39997-alexander-the-great.html

... and something about the popularity of his hairstyle on TikTok:

https://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/generation-z-thinking-hard-about-hair-pandemic-tiktok-7617614/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/style/tiktok-hair-boys-men.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/todayspaper/quotation-of-the-day-alexander-had-a-great-hairdo-too.html

Feature on Plato as mythmaker/mythbuster:

https://aeon.co/essays/was-plato-a-mythmaker-or-the-mythbuster-of-western-thought

Feature on a shop in Greece making 'official' copies of ancient art:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/a-rare-peek-inside-the-world-of-greek-forgeries

Feature on Nashville's Parthenon replica:

https://www.grunge.com/655057/how-accurate-is-nashvilles-parthenon-replica/

Feature on Ambleside Roman Fort:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/ambleside-roman-fort

Feature on Hera:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/13/hera-ancient-greek-mythology/

Feature on the Sanctuary of Dodona:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/12/ancient-greek-dodona/

Feature on Episkyros:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/13/football-invented-in-ancient-greece-called-episkyros/

Feature on ancient Greek yoyos:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/14/the-ancient-greek-boy-and-his-yo-yo/

Microsoft has made a digital recreation of ancient Olympia:

https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-59219079
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10186537/Archeology-Microsoft-uses-AI-digitally-recreate-site-Olympic-Games.html
https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/hellenic-ministry-of-culture-and-sport-and-microsoft-partner-to-digitally-preserve-ancient-site-of-olympia-301420765.html
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/09/a-virtual-tour-in-ancient-olympia-2/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/13/ancient-olympia-brought-to-life-with-artificial-intelligence/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/10/greece-microsoft-digitally-preserve-ancient-olympia/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2021/11/12/life/arts/discover-ancient-olympia-as-it-stood-in-its-glory-over-2000-years-ago/
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/digitalized-history-greeces-ancient-olympia-goes-live-with-vr-tour
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/12/ancient-olympia-as-it-was-2000-years-ago/

... and anti-flooding works are under way at the actual site of Olympia too:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/11/greek-pm-major-anti-flooding-works-on-track-at-ancient-olympia/

Greece is seeking a formal meeting about the Parthenon Marbles and is offering to lend other items in exchange (again):

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/nov/13/greek-prime-minister-tries-to-broker-deal-for-return-of-parthenon-marbles
https://www.reuters.com/world/uk/greece-wants-dialogue-with-uk-return-parthenon-sculptures-2021-11-12/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10197833/Greek-PM-issues-fresh-call-stolen-Elgin-Marbles-returned-Greece.html
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/greece-elgin-marbles-treasure-exchange-b1957045.html
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/12/greece-offers-loan-treasures-british-museum-exchange-stolen/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/790/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/790/pub/790/page/8/article/240486
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/greek-boris-johnson-elgin-marbles-uk-government-british-museum-b966001.html
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1171710/pm-parthenon-marbles-must-come-home/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/11/13/greek-pm-urges-for-talks-with-uk-to-achieve-return-of-parthenon-sculptures/
https://neoskosmos.com/en/2021/11/13/news/greece/pm-mitsotakis-at-unesco-parthenon-marbles-in-london-must-be-reunited-with-athens-collection/

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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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1200 (+) Mesolithic tools found along the Dee River in Aberdeenshire:

https://www.bbc.com/news/articles/cz88vzkdgyeo
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10178225/Archaeology-1-200-Mesolithic-tools-unearthed-Aberdeenshire-river.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10132-211109-scotland-stone-tools

A study of 4th/3rd millenium BCE textiles from the Iberian peninsula:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-01349-5

An updated study of the diet and lifestyle of Blair Atholl Man:

https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/blair-atholl-man-the-pictish-era-traveller-who-enjoyed-a-diet-rich-in-pork-3450076

Latest finds from a dig on Holy Island include coins of Eadberht:

https://www.chroniclelive.co.uk/news/north-east-news/holy-island-coin-dig-northumberland-22101058

A lost room of Tudor paintings found during restoration of a manor house in Yorkshire:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/calverley-old-hall-historians-make-once-in-a-lifetime-discovery-as-they-find-entire-lost-room-of-tudor-paintings-in-yorkshire-medieval-hall-3449288
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62670
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/gobsmacked-restorers-make-discovery-of-a-lifetime-at-medieval-manor-in-england-180979053/

More on the Neolithic finds from a cave on Hvar:

https://www.croatiaweek.com/big-archaeological-finds-discovered-in-cave-on-croatian-island-of-hvar/

More on the medieval tannery found at a Yorkshire abbey:

https://www.livescience.com/bowling-alley-structure-medieval-abbey-mystery
https://thebl.com/world-news/radar-exposes-the-worlds-largest-monastery-tannery-at-fountains-abbey.html

More on that huge Anglo Saxon hoard from Norfolk:

https://www.livescience.com/largest-treasure-hoard-england
https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/11/08/largest-hoard-of-anglo-saxon-gold-coins-in-england-unearthed-in-norfolk/
https://www.randrlife.co.uk/he-was-searching-for-happiness-with-a-metal-detector-he-found-a-priceless-treasure-this-may-be-the-greatest-discovery/
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/34462/20211111/ancient-treasure-excavated-east-anglia-believed-largest-anglo-saxon-coin.htm

More on chalk plaques from near Stonehenge:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/stonehenge-chalk-plaques-10255.html

They still haven't located the burials of the victims of the sinking of the Royal Anne Galley:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cornwall-59208978

A Brighton man found a network of hidden tunnels beneath his 500 years bp Brighton house;

https://www.sussexlive.co.uk/news/sussex-news/brighton-man-discovers-huge-secret-5943943

Construction of a replica Anglo-Saxon ship from Sutton Hoo is under way:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-59236347
https://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/company-suffolk-british-museum-independent-b965472.html
https://guernseypress.com/news/uk-news/2021/11/10/first-finished-pieces-of-sutton-hoo-replica-ship-joined-together/

Pondering the tomb effigy of the 'Black Prince':

https://www.livescience.com/black-prince-tomb-effigy-was-medieval-propaganda

Feature/study of the 500 years bp wreck of the Gribshunden:

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

A study of Palermo's child mummies:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/solving-the-mysteries-of-palermos-child-mummies/141985
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/11/solving-the-mysteries-of-palermos-child-mummies/

The Ad Gefrin site is getting a major visitor's centre:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/nov/07/sutton-hoo-of-the-north-104m-visitor-centre-to-celebrate-anglo-saxon-site

Restoration of a medieval mural from Somerset depicting a knight is under way:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-somerset-59245006

Plans to digitally reconstruct synagoges destroyed on Kristallnacht:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/synagogues-destroyed-on-kristallnacht-to-be-digitally-reconstructed-684380

Concerns following work on the church of Santa Maria del Castillo in Castronuno:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-11-10/una-joya-del-romanico-castellano-queda-danada-por-un-misterioso-arreglo-con-cemento.html

Feature on what we get wrong about the Vikings:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/reel/video/p0b2t4nk/why-vikings-weren-t-who-we-thought-they-were

Covid is delaying the exhibition of a Germanic prince tomb found back in 2005 in Poprad:

https://spectator.sme.sk/c/22774802/archaeologists-unearthed-a-germanic-tomb-15-years-ago-why-does-it-remain-unexhibited.html

Earl Spencer on the dig at Althorp Estate:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/786/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/786/pub/786/page/66/article/239580

Review of Amy Licence, *Living Like a Tudor*:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/what-did-tudor-england-look-smell-and-sound-like-180979031/

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Archaeology in Europe News:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

Medievalists.net:

https://www.medievalists.net/category/news/

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 5500 years bp pentagonal-shaped dwelling from Taiyuan:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2021-11-13/5-500-year-old-pentagon-house-discovered-in-north-China-159aC1xs1CU/index.html
http://www.china.org.cn/china/2021-11/13/content_77870018.htm

31 Han Dynasty burials from Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/812307-2-000-year-old-tombs-discovered-in-china-s-inner-mongolia

29 Eastern Han Dynasty tombs from Shandong:

https://archive.shine.cn/nation/Ancient-tombs-reveal-valuable-finds/shdaily.shtml

Possible royal Western Zhou Dynasty burials from Zhejiang:

http://en.people.cn/n3/2021/1112/c90000-9918990.html
http://t.m.china.org.cn/convert/c_YX1xJa22.html
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2021-11/12/content_77868748.htm

More on the 1300 years bp 'homicide victim' in a tomb-robber's shaft in a Ningxia tomb in China:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62639
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10124-211104-china-looting-shaft

Feature on some Shang Dynasty 'fortune telling bones':

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0b3q02c/the-mysterious-bones-used-to-predict-the-future

A study correlating volcanic eruptions to the collapse of various Chinese dynasties over the past 2000 years:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-volcanic-eruptions-contributed-collapse-china.html

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s43247-021-00284-7
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10136-211111-japan-heian-kyo

Remains of a possible dwelling of an empress from Kyoto:

https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20211110/p2a/00m/0na/013000c

Excavations are underway at the site of a region buried in the 1783 eruption of Mount Asama (Japan):

https://the-japan-news.com/news/article/0007954996

A Pandya-era inscription from a Shiva temple in Tamil Nadu:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/nov/13/pandya-era-inscription-found-in-shiva-temple-2383128.html

A Vishwakarma idol (date?) from Nizamabad

The Pakistan-Italian Archaeological Mission on Banbhore is getting their season started:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/nov/13/pandya-era-inscription-found-in-shiva-temple-2383128.html

A study of social inequality over time in assorted states in Southeast Asia:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-social-inequality-farmers-early-states.html

cf: https://www.pnas.org/content/118/47/e2113598118

Feature on those earliest Sulawesi paintings:

https://www.newyorker.com/science/elements/discovering-the-oldest-figural-paintings-on-earth
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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A study of the archaeological history of Parramatta (in Sydney):

https://www.uwa.edu.au/news/Article/2021/November/Parramattas-archaeological-past-reveals-deep-time-history-of-the-heart-of-Sydney
https://theconversation.com/we-revisited-parramattas-archaeological-past-to-reveal-the-deep-time-history-of-the-heart-of-sydney-169827
https://phys.org/news/2021-11-revisited-parramatta-archaeological-reveal-deep-time.html

19th century bluestone paving was revealed in Dunedin:

https://www.rnz.co.nz/news/national/455411/bluestone-paving-from-1880s-uncovered-in-dunedin
https://www.odt.co.nz/news/dunedin/road-crews-uncover-fantastic-and-rare-example-paving-1880s
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NORTH AMERICA
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A DNA study of fish bones suggests the Tsleil-Waututh nation was using sustainable fishing practices for at least 2000 years:

https://www.sfu.ca/sfunews/stories/2021/11/dna-analysis-confirms-2-000-year-old-sustainable-fishing-practic
https://phys.org/news/2021-11-dna-analysis-year-old-sustainable-fishing.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/934801
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211113072458.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/10/canada-indigenous-community-harvested-salmon-sustainably-1000-years-settlers-wrecked-system
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10196107/Thousand-year-old-fish-bones-native-Canadians-fished-sustainably-releasing-female-salmon.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10137-211111-first-nation-salmon

A 15th century English silver coin found in Newfoundland:

https://www.gov.nl.ca/releases/2021/tcar/1110n01/
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/oldest-coin-cupids-historical-site-1.6243996
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-59252280
https://www.stcatharinesstandard.ca/ts/news/canada/2021/11/10/archeological-dig-in-newfoundland-unearths-what-could-be-canadas-oldest-english-coin.html
https://www.saltwire.com/atlantic-canada/lifestyles/english-silver-coin-dated-at-more-than-500-years-old-discovered-at-newfoundland-archeology-site-100656324/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/oldest-english-coin-in-canadamaybe-north-americadug-up-in-newfoundland-180979063/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10138-211111-newfoundland-silver-coin

Archaeologists are scanning Monpelier with metal detectors:

https://www.nbc29.com/2021/11/11/archaeologists-using-metal-detectors-reveal-lost-parts-montpelier/

Archaeologists think they're close to finding the site of de Soto's battle with Chief Tascalusa:

https://www.al.com/news/2021/11/alabama-researchers-closing-in-on-site-of-spanish-explorers-pivotal-battle-with-chief-tascalusa.html

More on the 1200 years bp canoe from a Wisconsin lake:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/nov/07/extraordinarily-rare-intact-1200-year-old-canoe-recovered-from-wisconsin-lake
https://www.npr.org/2021/11/09/1053793623/scuba-diver-in-wisconsin-finds-a-1-200-year-old-canoe
https://www.upr.org/post/scuba-diver-wisconsin-finds-1200-year-old-canoe
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/world/2021/11/09/wisconsin-archaaeologists-discover-1-200-year-old-canoe-lake-mendota/6355580001/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1200-year-old-canoe-found-in-wisconsin-lake-180979024/

More on Vikings in North America 1000 years bp:

https://aeon.co/essays/was-plato-a-mythmaker-or-the-mythbuster-of-western-thought

More on petroglyph sites in Utah:

https://www.ksl.com/article/50269345/how-to-visit-rock-imagery-sites-like-an-archaeologist

More on remains of Chinese railroad workers' housing in Utah:

https://www.livescience.com/chinese-railroad-workers-utah-ghost-town.html

... and theres a musical about the people:

https://ksltv.com/476387/utah-shakespeare-festival-presents-world-premiere-musical-gold-mountain/

More on evidence of the antiquity of tobacco use in Utah:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists-discover-12300-year-old-tobacco-use-2019581

Hyping potential for shipwreck finds in Lake Michigan's new marine sanctuary:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/dozens-of-shipwreck-discoveries-anticipated-in-lake-michigans-new-marine-sanctuary/

Feature on Black Civil War veterans settling in Iowa:

https://blackiowanews.bulletin.com/reader/446451477055610

Feature on the history of Niskayuna's Craig Hotel:

https://dailygazette.com/2021/11/07/the-saga-of-niskayunas-craig-hotel-gleanings-from-the-corn-flats-column/

Feature on the Camp Rathbun (aviation archaeology) site in Deseronto:

https://www.kingstonist.com/culture/history-2/the-most-important-wwi-aviation-archaeological-site-in-canada-lies-unscathed-on-deseronto-road/

Feature on a section of the Erie Canal in Albany:

https://spectrumlocalnews.com/nys/capital-region/albany-archives/2021/11/08/albany-north-ferry-street-erie-canal

A document featuring early use of the phrase 'United States of America':

https://www.newsweek.com/american-revolutionary-war-battle-plan-features-early-usage-term-united-states-america-1646909
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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25 (or more?) Chimu culture burials from Chan Chan:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-archaeologists-pre-columbian-mass-grave-peru.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-59249540
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/peru-chan-chan-mass-grave-b1956393.html
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20211111-archaeologists-find-pre-columbian-mass-grave-in-peru
https://andina.pe/agencia/noticia-peru-skeletal-remains-of-25-people-found-at-chan-chan-archaeological-site-869105.aspx
https://www.laprensalatina.com/mass-grave-in-ancient-peruvian-city-surprises-archaeologists/
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/pre-columbian-mass-grave-unearthed-in-perus-chan-chan/news
https://www.cnn.com/travel/videos/travel/2021/11/12/peru-burial-site-lon-orig-na.cnn
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62679
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mass-grave-found-in-prehispanic-south-american-city-180979058/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10140-211112-peru-chan-chan

Overviewish piece on the evidence of 'pre Columbian headhunting' from burials at El Rayo (Nicaragua):

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-pre-columbian-burial-in-nicaragua-may-show-headhunting-culture-1.10363132

More on the 2000 years bp burials found during gas pipe work in Lima:

https://news.yahoo.com/workers-digging-gas-pipes-peru-232016620.html
https://andina.pe/Ingles/noticia-peru-over-1000yearold-archaeological-remains-found-in-callao-869141.aspx
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10130-211108-peru-lima-burials

Feature on the Nasca people:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/who-were-the-nasca/

Some 17th century letters have been translated that give the indigenous side of things in 17th century wars in Brazil:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/12/indigenous-letters-brazil-tupi-potiguara-17th-century
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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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This week, humans are being said to have 'hastened' the extinction of the woolly mammath:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-humans-hastened-extinction-wooly-mammoth.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/11/211111130304.htm

cf; https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/ele.13911

Study of the spread of Transeurasian languages along with agriculture:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-interdisciplinary-transeurasian-languages-due-agriculture.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/934103
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2296962-origins-of-japanese-and-turkish-language-family-traced-back-9000-years/
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-03037-w

On reconstruction an unwritten ancient African language:

https://theconversation.com/how-i-reconstructed-an-unwritten-ancient-african-language-171414

Feature on the Illuminati:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/11/the-history-of-the-illuminati/142001

Feature on the Crusades:

https://www.livescience.com/what-were-the-crusades

The Night Watch is visible from the back for a while:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/rembrandt-the-night-watch-visible-from-back-1234609269/

The Prado is suggesting now that the Salvator Mundi might not be by Leonardo:

https://news.artnet.com/art-world/art-industry-news-november-11-2021-2033509

Pondering whether Shakespeare was antisemitic:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/antisemitism/was-shakespeare-antisemitic-new-book-examines-shylock-684691

Feature on Galileo:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/yes-galileo-actually-said-that

Feature on Charles Warren:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/warren-western-wall-jack-the-ripper

Feature on Queen Charlotte:

https://nypost.com/2021/11/13/real-queen-bridgerton-wasnt-biracial-but-she-was-a-badass/

Feature on Beatrix Potter:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/books/who-was-beatrix-potter.html

Marking the anniversary of Magellan's circumnavigation (I think):

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-11-08/la-vuelta-al-mundo-de-magallanes-termino-hace-500-anos-en-una-tierra-de-volcanes-y-especias.html

Feature on Agatha Christie:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/life-style/books/features/from-archaeologist-to-nurse-to-author-how-agatha-christie-turned-into-a-crime-fiction-novelist/articleshow/87628271.cms

Feature on 100 famous historical figures:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/historical-figures-famous-significant-people-through-history-biographies/

An anonymous donor saved a painting for Wimpole Hall:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-59255314
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/11/12/mystery-donor-comes-rescue-save-wonderful-18th-century-portrait/

Feature on Hatch the dog on the Mary Rose:

https://www.irishexaminer.com/property/homeandoutdoors/arid-40740237.html

Feature on assorted ancient holiday celebrations:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/ancients-holiday-celebrations

Feature on the ancient word for 'green':

https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20211108-cop26-the-ancient-origins-of-the-colour-green

Feature on the history of 'human excreta':

https://daily.jstor.org/the-early-history-of-human-excreta/

Something about 'the final duel' in 1387:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-11-07/lo-que-el-ultimo-duelo-ensena-sobre-la-edad-media-nobles-arruinados-huellas-de-la-peste-mujeres-como-propiedad.html

More on a recovered stolen painting possibly being a Rembrandt:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-painting-stolen-in-east-germanys-biggest-art-heist-might-be-a-rembrandt-180979023/

Review of Robert Gross, *The Transcendentalists and their World*:

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2021/12/emerson-transcendentalists-concord-robert-gross/620534/

Review of Dan Jones, *Powers and Thrones*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/09/books/review/dan-jones-powers-and-thrones.html

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/10/books/review-sinner-saint-dostoyevsky-crime-punishment-kevin-birmingham.html

Reviewish of *The Wordhord: Daily Life in Old English*:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/nov/09/the-wordhord-daily-life-in-old-english-a-lexical-treasure-chest

Concerns for the catapult industry (Onion):

https://www.theonion.com/report-catapult-industry-won-t-survive-another-year-wi-1847999275
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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The Wampanoag people are telling the real story of their relationship with the Pilgrims:

https://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation/this-tribe-helped-the-pilgrims-survive-for-their-first-thanksgiving-they-still-regret-it-400-years-later/

Feature on the 'ancient art' of raising turkeys:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-ancient-art-of-raising-turkeys

Feature/study of war diaries:

https://phys.org/news/2021-11-wwi-soldiers-personality-emotions-bureaucratic.html

cf: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/17506352211033210

The tomb of the unknown soldier is 100 years old:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59256470

Records of 320 000 Punjab soldiers who fought in WWI were revealed and will be digitized:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/10/records-of-320000-punjab-soldiers-from-first-world-war-uncovered

Wilmington (NC) is confronting a race-inspired massacre in its past:

https://www.npr.org/2021/11/10/1053562371/1898-wilmington-coup-massacre

A Cardiff museum has taken down a slave-owner's portrait:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-59139743

London's National Gallery has identified 67 patrons with slavery connections:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/nov/08/national-gallery-publishes-research-into-slave-trade-links
https://hyperallergic.com/691700/londons-national-gallery-identifies-67-museum-patrons-connected-to-slavery/

Not sure about this one ... a video which purportedly shows the Taliban using remnants of Bamiyan Buddhas for target practice:

https://gandhara.rferl.org/a/bamiyan-buddhas-taliban-target/31555276.html
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Feature on dog breeds that have disappeared over time:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20211105-the-bizarre-dog-breeds-time-forgot

A study of neolithic sheep from Anatolia:

https://www.nature.com/articles/s42003-021-02794-8
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ancient Peru:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/09/british-museum-reveals-the-golden-and-gruesome-history-of-ancient-peru
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/art/reviews/peru-british-museum-review-breathtaking-journey-four-millennia/
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/784/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/784/pub/784/page/73/article/239169
https://www.standard.co.uk/culture/exhibitions/peru-a-journey-in-time-british-museum-exhibition-review-london-b965220.html

Shema:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/hear-o-israel-there-are-magic-powers-in-the-shema/

Art of Weights and Measures:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/exhibition-examines-act-of-measuring-and-weighing-169288

Roman altars:

https://museumcrush.org/roman-altars-reveal-their-true-colours/

Eucalyptusdom:

https://theconversation.com/oil-wood-bark-exploitation-a-new-exhibition-explores-human-relations-with-the-eucalyptus-160268

Feature on the underwater museum at Peristera:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/11/07/underwater-museum-of-peristera-the-parthenon-of-shipwrecks/

The Messolonghi archaeological museum is about to open:

https://news.gtp.gr/2021/11/08/new-archaeological-museum-of-messolonghi-ready-to-open/

Egypt is planning to restore the Aswan Museum on Elephantine island:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-to-restore-aswan-museum-in-elephantine-island/

Concerns arising over the renovation of a museum in Tbilisi:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/10/georgia-tbilisi-museum-renovation-politics

A major donation to the Getty for the study and display of antiquities:

https://mynewsla.com/life/2021/11/10/getty-villa-receives-5-million-donation-for-study-display-of-antiquities/

The Royal British Columbia Museum is starting 'decolonizing':

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/11/10/royal-british-columbia-museum-closes-indigenous-galleries
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Big bucks for Marie Antoinette's diamond bracelets:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/nov/09/marie-antoinettes-diamond-bracelets-fetch-7m-at-auction
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-59228801

... and for a Nazi-looted Van Gogh:

https://www.cnn.com/videos/arts/2021/11/12/van-gogh-painting-stolen-nazi-christies-auction-newday-vpx.cnn

Another copy of the Mona Lisa is coming to auction:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/11/10/copy-of-the-mona-lisa-under-the-hammer/

A branch of the American Legion sold a Norman Rockwell:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/norman-rockwell-home-for-thanksgiving-auction-1234609292/

More on Anne Boleyn's wooden bird:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/cryyl93xvm0o
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62646
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/anne-boleyn-bird-henry-viii-england-gbr-uk-intl-scli/index.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/784/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/784/pub/784/page/36/article/239080
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/wooden-falcon-once-sold-for-101-was-anne-boleyns-180979033/

Feature on a Hollywood-connected Roman statue coming to auction at Sotheby's:

https://news.artnet.com/market/artnet-news-ancient-backyard-sothebys-2032766
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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Interesting study tracing a genetic mutation in a Utah family back to Denmark:

https://www.sciencealert.com/a-rare-genetic-mutation-in-a-large-utah-family-traced-back-to-1700s-denmark

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-26741-7

There's a DNA lab at the Izmir archaeological site:

https://www.raillynews.com/2021/11/DNA-laboratory-established-in-archaeological-excavation-in-Izmir/

Another feature on Viking DNA and identity:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p0b2t4nk/why-vikings-weren-t-who-we-thought-they-were

More on Tarim Basin mummies origins:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/tarim-basin-mummies-dna/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Feature on recent radiocarbon calibrations:

https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abd7096
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate concerns for sites on Orkney and Easter Island:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/environment/3663027/archaeology-orkney-easter-island-climate-threat/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Susa:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/466950/Susa-a-gateway-to-must-see-destinations

Miletus Cave:

https://turkisharchaeonews.net/article/return-miletus-cave

European cathedrals:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2021/nov/13/the-towers-and-the-glory-simon-jenkins-favourite-cathedrals-in-europe
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Seven Pompegranate Seeds:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/seven-pomegranate-seeds-review-bold-also-breathless-affair/

Orpheus:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/arts/music/juilliard-orfeo-opera.html

Othello:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/12/theater/othello-rikki-henry-landestheater-niederoesterreich.html
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CRIME BEAT
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13 'archaeological manuscripts' and other items seized at the Cairo airport:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/photos-egyptian-authorities-foil-attempt-to-smuggle-archaeological-manuscripts/

... and Egyptian authorities also recovered 16 items being smuggle via the Safaga port:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/438458/Antiquities/Ancient-Egypt/Authorities-foil-attempt-to-smuggle-ancient-Egypti.aspx
https://egyptindependent.com/photos-sixteen-ancient-egyptian-artifacts-seized-at-safaga-seaport/
Thousands of ancient coins recovered in a raid on a jewelry stor in Ashkelon:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/11/10/thousands-of-ancient-coins-recovered-in-raid-on-ashkelon-jewelry-store/
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conflict antiquities:

http://conflictantiquities.wordpress.com/

anonymous swiss collector:

http://www.anonymousswisscollector.com/

Portable Antiquity Collecting and Heritage Issues:

http://paul-barford.blogspot.ca/

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

SAFE:

http://www.savingantiquities.org/blog/

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REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
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The Denver Art Museum is repatriating some Khmer artifacts to Cambodia:

https://www.denverpost.com/2021/11/08/denver-art-museum-cambodian-antiquities-forfeiture/
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/justice-department/feds-intervene-help-cambodia-recover-looted-artifacts-denver-museum-n1283562
https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/looted-cambodian-antiquities-denver-museum-are-subject-forfeiture-action-filed
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/colorado/articles/2021-11-09/denver-museum-gives-up-allegedly-looted-cambodian-artifacts
https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/2021/11/10/pandora-papers-cambodia-denver-museum/
https://www.phnompenhpost.com/national/looted-antiquities-seized-us
https://www.khmertimeskh.com/50969378/us-govt-to-return-looted-khmer-treasures/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10139-211112-cambodia-repatriation-artifacts

Benin Bronzes from France have started returning home:

https://www.news24.com/arts/Culture/tears-dance-as-benin-welcomes-back-looted-treasures-from-france-20211111

The Smithsonian is returning its Benin Bronzes, apparently:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-museum-of-african-art-removes-benin-bronzes-from-display-affirms-commitment-to-repatriation-180979037/
https://hyperallergic.com/690913/smithsonian-takes-benin-bronzes-off-display-considers-repatriation/

... and the Seminole people are trying to recover human remains:

https://www.npr.org/2021/10/12/1045518876/skeletons-in-the-closet

Feature on Egyptian items in foreign museums (with a repatriation angle):

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1201/438377/AlAhram-Weekly/Egypt/Egypt%E2%80%99s-treasures-abroad.aspx

OpEds on western museums needing to return things:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thecurrent/the-current-for-nov-10-2021-1.6243906/western-museums-need-to-return-stolen-artifacts-to-get-on-the-right-side-of-history-says-art-historian-1.6244222
https://www.economist.com/the-world-ahead/2021/11/08/western-museums-are-starting-to-return-colonial-era-treasures
https://www.dw.com/en/africas-lost-heritage-and-europes-restitution-policies/a-59763966
https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20211110-as-paris-museum-returns-looted-african-treasures-will-others-follow-france-s-lead

... specifically looking at the Bristol Museum:

https://thebristolcable.org/2021/11/bristol-has-a-trove-of-historical-artefacts-originally-taken-through-colonisation-should-they-be-given-back/
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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the archaic smile on ancient coins:

https://coinweek.com/ancient-coins/the-archaic-smile-on-ancient-coins/

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n45.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n46.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Kenneth Reckford:

https://classics.unc.edu/2021/11/12/kenneth-reckford-in-memoriam/

Quandra Prettyman:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/11/education/quandra-prettyman-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3114-audio-news-from-archaeologica-october-31st-through-november-6th-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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