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explorator 24.22 September 19, 2021
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You can read explorator online at:

https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/


Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo,
Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley,
Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Impressions of hands and feet made by two kids in a Tibetan cave some 200 000 years bp are being called the world's earliest art:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-footprint-art-dates-mid-ice-age.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210914124953.htm
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/art-not-ancient-handprints-spark-debate-rcna2028
https://gizmodo.com/200-000-year-old-hand-art-found-near-a-tibetan-hot-spri-1847682046
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352409X21003771
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/these-200000-year-old-hand-and-footprints-could-be-the-worlds-oldest-cave-art-180978702/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9997-210916-tibetan-plateau-prints

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2095927321006174

A study of tools found a decade ago in Morocco suggests humans were making clothing 120 000 years bp:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-earliest-bone-tools-morocco-years.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210916114534.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/16/scientists-find-evidence-of-humans-making-clothes-120000-years-ago
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/africa/2021/09/16/morocco-cave-dig-shows-clothes-were-made-with-bone-tools-120000-years-ago/
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/16/africa/clothing-bone-tools-morocco-scn/index.html
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-science-clothing/moroccan-cave-yields-oldest-clues-about-advent-of-human-clothing-idUSKBN2GC1J4
https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/09/16/germany-animal-bones-clothing-pleistocene/2951631808600/
https://www.sciencealert.com/strong-evidence-found-for-the-manufacture-of-clothing-as-far-back-as-120-000-years
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/stone-age-bone-scraper-tools-animal-skin-leather-pelt-cave-morocco
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10000-210917-morocco-bone-tools

Some folks were 'role playing' as Neanderthals to figure out how they caught birds in caves:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-scientists-neanderthals-explore-caught-birds.html

Feature on the 'oldest known' archaeological site:

https://www.livescience.com/oldest-archaeological-site.html
https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/not-pyramids-of-giza-or-stonehenge-this-may-be-worlds-oldest-archaeological-site-4206371.html
https://www.sciencetimes.com/articles/33435/20210914/worlds-oldest-known-archaeological-site-candidates-2-5-million-years.htm

Feature on coastal Neanderthal life in Donana:

https://elpais.com/ciencia/2021-09-16/asi-vivian-los-neandertales-costeros-y-la-megafauna-en-donana-su-ultimo-refugio-europeo.html

Feature on Francis Kirera's work in Kenya:

https://den.mercer.edu/professors-work-in-kenya-investigates-site-of-newly-discovered-human-remains/

More on complex tool-making by late Neanderthals:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/13/late-neanderthals-used-complex-tool-making-techniques/

More on that study of a 42 000 years bp Neanderthal tooth from Iran:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/neanderthal-tooth-in-iran-from-42-000-years-ago-redraws-human-evolution-1.10205461
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AFRICA
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Feature on the Sedeinga pyramids:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/the-sedeinga-pyramids/141379
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A collection of 'religious ritual tools' associated with Hathor from the Temple of the Pharaohs in Kafr El-Sheikh:

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/423305/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egyptian-archaeologists-unearth-collection-of-reli.aspx
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/ritualistic-tools-discovered-at-tel-al-fara-in-egypt/141427

Egypt has reopened the tomb of Djoser after restoration:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-egypt-ancient-tomb-king-djoser.html
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/egypt-reopens-pharaoh-djosers-ancient-tomb-after-grand-restoration
https://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory/egypt-opens-ancient-tomb-king-djoser-restoration-80008986
https://www.republicworld.com/world-news/africa/egypt-reopens-south-tomb-of-king-djoser-for-tourists-and-locals-after-its-restoration.html
https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/724/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/724/pub/724/page/52/article/218757
https://apnews.com/article/middle-east-africa-egypt-cairo-science--cef2f2d37305aebb6015d23f2a13cb38
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62229

... and again Egypt is announcing that there will be an announcement:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/107829/New-archaeological-discovery-in-Saqqara-to-be-announced-soon

Not sure where this one goes ... the Taliban is apparently trying to locate the Bactrian Treasure:

https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-to-track-secure-2000-year-old-bactrian-gold-treasure-report-101631932521548.html
https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-are-after-bactrian-gold-treasure-it-has-an-indian-connect-101632026306958-amp.html
https://ummid.com/news/2021/september/16.09.2021/hunt-on-to-track-and-locate-bactrian-treasure-taliban.html
https://daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=874223
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-174680

A study suggests Achaemenid workers were paid wages in silver:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465107/Achaemenid-workers-paid-silver-for-wages-study-on-clay-tablets

The first phase of a project to restore the Chehel Payeh Caravanserai in Tabas is complete:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465105/Qajar-era-caravanserai-in-eastern-Iran-undergoes-restoration

The Shoghab necropolis near Busheher is opening to the public:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465157/Archaeologically-rich-cemetery-in-southwest-Iran-preparing-to

Feature on the hunt for Iraq's looted antiquities:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/iraq-archaeology-museum-antiquities-looting-a8996676.html

Feature on the Tomb of Nahum:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/saving-iraqs-tomb-of-nahum-a-secret-mission-resurrects-kurdistans-jewish-past/

Feature on Israel's archaeological finds during Covid times:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/what-were-israels-archaeological-advances-during-covid-679436

Feature on the disputes around Tel Sebastia:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium.HIGHLIGHT.MAGAZINE-the-west-bank-archaeological-site-at-the-center-of-a-jewish-palestinian-struggle-1.10208651

... and there seems to be a similar thing brewing at the Del Aroma site (maybe?):

https://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/313511
https://presstories.com/2021/09/15/continued-destruction-of-antiquities-at-del-aroma-contrary-to-any-logic-or-morality/

I think we mentioned this 1500 years bp winepress, gold chain, and other items found at Ramat Ha-Sharon:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/byzantine-winepress-ramat-ha-sharon-10058.html

... and a feature on the city:

https://www.israeltoday.co.il/read/this-city-is-older-than-originally-thought/

What is being described as a 3500 years bp mosaic has been found at Yozgat:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/15/worlds-oldest-mosaic-turkey/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/2021/09/16/worlds-oldest-mosaic-uncovered-in-turkey/

Byzantine-era iron axe and a 'machete' (and other household items) from a site in Assos:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62222

45 Uruatian-era funerary urns from the necropolis of Cavustepe Castle:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/urns-found-in-cavustepe-castle-under-examination-167834

Digging is under way at a 3800 years bp Hittite temple site in Kayalipinar:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-to-reveal-hittite-temple-in-central-anatolia/news

... and at the Neolithic Cayonu Mound:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/excavations-in-cayonu-mound-to-shed-light-on-neolithic-era-167962

Digging has resumed at Alacahoyuk:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/works-ongoing-to-reveal-cultural-timeline-of-alacahoyuk-167854

Concerns for sites in occupied Afrin:

https://hawarnews.com/en/haber/archaeological-heritage-in-occupied-afrin-at-risk-h26733.html

Some 2700 years bp ushabtis found ages ago in Izmir are on display:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/2700-year-old-ushabtis-on-display-for-1st-time-in-turkeys-izmir/news

A mass grave of Crusaders found in Lebanon:

https://www.livescience.com/mass-grave-of-christian-crusaders
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/724/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/724/pub/724/page/50/article/218759
https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/mass-grave-of-13th-century-warriors-uncovered-by-archaeologists-in-lebanon-4217162.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/mass-grave-of-christian-crusaders-shows-bloody-reality-of-medieval-war/

More on that 'cheating weight' from the City of David:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/first-temple-cheating-weight/

Redating of some life-size camel reliefs in Saudi Arabia suggest they date from the Neolithic, not Roman era:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-life-sized-camel-northern-arabia-date.html
https://www.livescience.com/neolithic-stone-camel-carvings.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-middle-east-58570259
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-surprise-monumental-camel-sculptures-in-arabia-are-prehistoric-archaeologists-find-1.10210585
https://www.vice.com/en/article/bvzekw/ancient-camel-sculptures-are-older-than-the-pyramids-and-stonehenge-scientists-discover
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/life-size-camel-sculptures-in-saudi-arabia-are-older-than-stonehenge-pyramids-of-giza-180978693/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/15/life-sized-camel-carvings-in-northern-arabia-date-to-the-neolithic-period/

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2352409X21003771
or: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103165

General feature on the archaeology of a tell:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/how-to-tell-a-tell/
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https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Seven (at least) Etruscan tombs from the Monterozzi necropolis (Italian):

http://www.tusciaweb.eu/2021/09/scoperte-nuove-tombe-etrusche-nella-necropoli-dei-monterozzi/

Latest finds from the dig at Himera includes a major structure associated with the 5th century BCE sanctuary (Italian):

https://palermo.gds.it/articoli/cultura/2021/09/12/lantica-himera-prende-forma-scoperti-un-nuovo-edificio-e-un-grande-vano-24fa9faf-649a-46d9-8ec4-dbe9cace23eb/

A 2nd century BCE shipwreck find off the coast of Croatia:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/55944-ilovik
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9988-210913-croatia-ancient-shipwreck

Remains of a Roman-era port in the Gulf of Paleokastro near Sitia (Crete):

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/17/roman-port-discovered-under-sea-off-crete/
https://www.athina984.gr/en/2021/09/16/ypovrychia-ereyna-ston-kolpo-palaikastroy-siteias-gia-ti-morfi-poy-eiche-stin-archaiotita/
https://hellenicnews.com/underwater-ancient-coastline-in-sitia-crete/

Latest excavations at the ports of Claudius and Trajan have brought to light remains of a bathing complex (Italian):

https://www.fiumicino-online.it/articoli/attualita/porti-imperiali-di-claudio-e-traiano-la-campagna-di-scavo-porta-alla-luce-un-edificio-termale

Vine planting in the Penedes revealed Iberian finds and a Roman necropolis:

https://www.lavanguardia.com/local/barcelona/20210913/7716544/vina-cargada-historia-penedes-arqueologia-yacimiento.html

A possible sanctuary of Aphrodite find at Protaras (according to the mayor?):

https://cyprus-mail.com/2021/09/15/paralimni-mayor-says-finds-indicate-possibility-of-aphrodites-sanctuary/

Update on the dig at the site of the 1st century BCE Roman siege at Cerro Castarreno:

https://cadenaser.com/emisora/2021/09/13/radio_castilla/1631511825_586329.html

Remains of a 2000 years bp Roman sewage system from Tripolis in Turkey's Denizli proving:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/2-000-year-old-roman-sewage-system-unearthed-in-southwestern-turkey/2363624
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/archaeologists-reveal-2000-year-old-sewage-system-in-sw-turkey/news
https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-era-sewage-system-discovered-in-western-turkey-167855
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9995-210915-turkey-roman-sewer

I think we mentioned this Roman-era military equipment find from the Netherlands:

https://www.dutchnews.nl/news/2021/09/roman-finds-in-limes-area-in-utrecht-unique-in-the-world/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9987-210913-netherlands-roman-artifacts

Remains of a Greek temple at Leontinoi (Italian):

https://qds.it/antica-leontinoi-emergono-resti-tempio-greco/
https://inchiestasicilia.com/2021/09/13/scavi-archeologici-a-leontinoi-emerge-un-tempio-greco/

A120 construction finds remains of a 2000 years bp 'lost settlement' near Little Hadham:

https://www.hertfordshiremercury.co.uk/news/hertfordshire-news/archaeological-dig-uncovers-remains-2000-5924599
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-58584488

I think we've mentioned these ongoing excavations at a Roman villa site near Wrexham:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/roman-villa-dating-1ad-could-21540520

Latest from the Roman villa dig at Rossett:

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/19581639.rossett-get-latest-roman-villa-dig/

A dispute between archaeologists and developers is getting in the way of a study of those 80 bound burials (possibly Roman-era) from Buckingham:

https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/dispute-halts-report-into-historic-mass-grave-in-buckingham-3380820
https://www.bucksfreepress.co.uk/news/19579456.buckingham-councillor-fears-relatives-mass-grave/
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-58563062

Excavations at Hyccara (Roman/Medieval) have resumed (Italian):

https://www.ansa.it/sicilia/notizie/2021/09/13/archeologia-nuovi-scavi-in-insediamento-rurale-di-hyccara_a101cf3b-c876-44c1-a942-335812da5c48.html
https://qds.it/archeologia-nuovi-scavi-hyccara/
https://www.ilmoderatore.it/si-scava-nellantica-hyccara-in-contrada-san-nicola-a-carini-pa/

Pompeiopolis will soon open to tourists:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/turkeys-ancient-city-ofpompeiopolis-prepares-to-welcome-visitors

Solar farm construction concerns at the Ta'Hagrat (Neolithic) site on Malta:

http://www.independent.com.mt/articles/2021-09-16/local-news/Heritage-Malta-voices-concern-about-effects-of-proposed-solar-farm-on-Ta-Hagrat-site-6736236779

A project mapping the site of Flaviagusa:

https://www.burgosconecta.es/provincia/poza-continua-busqueda-20210910123333-nt.html?ref=https%3A%2F%2Ft.co%2F

Feature on a largely unexcavated Roman villa site found in 2014 in North Yorkshire:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/95-per-cent-of-roman-villa-in-north-yorkshire-field-is-yet-to-be-uncovered-reveals-archaeologist-3382923
https://www.darlingtonandstocktontimes.co.uk/news/19584313.roman-villa-ancient-road-among-fascinating-finds-bedale-bypass-excavation/
https://www.northyorks.gov.uk/news/article/bypass-dig-reveals-how-much-has-changed-and-how-much-hasnt

More on the find of bits of a large statue of Hadrian from Aydin:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/roman-emperors-statue-discovered-in-aydin-167808
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9994487/Eight-foot-statue-Roman-emperor-Hadrian-discovered-pieces-nearly-2-000-years-fell.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9990-210914-turkey-hadrian-statue

More on evidence for 'stressed poetry' in the 2nd century CE:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/sep/12/the-guardian-view-on-a-hidden-history-of-poetry-it-depends-where-you-look
https://www.thenationalherald.com/culture_arts_music/arthro/ancient_greek_poem_prefigures_pop_and_rock_n_roll-3254858/

More on the return of antiquities to the Aghia Sophia metro station in Thessaloniki:

https://news.gtp.gr/2021/09/14/antiquities-return-to-thessaloniki-metro-station-site/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/13/lina-mendoni-on-restoring-the-antiquities-to-the-aghia-sophia-station/

Review of James Howard-Johnston, *The Last Great War of Antiquity*:

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/the-war-that-changed-the-world-in-the-early-seventh-century

Review of Natalie Haynes, *A Thousand Ships*:

https://quchronicle.com/73822/arts-and-life/book-of-the-week-a-thousand-ships-tells-the-little-regarded-story-of-overlooked-mythological-women/

Review of the *Cambridge Companion to Sappho*:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/cambridge-companion-to-sappho-book-review-barbara-graziosi/

In case you missed the social media criticism of a recent program about Atlantis:

https://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/atlantis-no-serious-historian-thinks-160530039.html
https://www.thedailybeast.com/atlantis-which-no-serious-historian-thinks-existed-is-making-people-insane-on-twitter

Ninth installment of that series on the history of Roman Portugal:

https://www.theportugalnews.com/news/2021-09-13/a-misty-history-of-roman-portugal-part-9-the-spread-of-christian-judaism/62336

Pondering the idea of race in ancient Rome:

https://humanities.wustl.edu/features/kathryn-wilson-constructing-race-in-ancient-world

Feature on the ASCSA:

https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_general_news_greece/arthro/the_american_school_of_classical_studies_continues_to_generate_knowledge_and_inspire-3254318/

Feature on some ancient collectors/looters of ancient Greek art:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/09/19/the-parthenon-report-in-praise-of-great-philhellenes/

Feature on restorations being conducted at the Sanliurfa museum, including an Amazon mosaic:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/09/15/turkey-unearthed-ancient-greek-mosaics-of-amazon-women-undergoing-restoration-work/
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/careful-restoration-of-rare-artifacts-at-sanliurfa-museum/news

Feature on linothorax armour:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/glued-linen-armour/

Feature on the Limes Africanus:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/the-limes-africanus/141417

Feature on the site of Troy:

https://spectatorworld.com/life/search-iliad-troy/

Feature on the site of Aegae:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/14/aegae-the-cradle-of-ancient-macedonia/

Feature on Akrotiri:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/18/akrotiri-santorini-the-bronze-age-city-preserved-in-volcanic-ash/

Feature on Iklaina:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/17/iklaina-the-first-city-state-of-ancient-greece-and-europe/

Feature on Phryne:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/12/the-ancient-greek-model-who-disrobed-for-her-freedom/

Feature on the ancient Greek diet:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/13/ancient-greeks-were-gourmands-with-a-preference-for-fish/

Feature on Titus' Tunnel in Hatay:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/travel/titus-tunneltourists-flock-to-hatays-ancient-engineering-marvel

Feature on the Anemoi:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/19/meet-the-anemoi-the-greek-gods-of-weather/

Feature on ancient Roman music:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/music-of-the-romans-can-be-heard-again-thanks-to-scottish-songwriter-xvrrswrhw

Feature on paying taxes in ancient Greece:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/16/how-rich-greeks-once-paid-taxes-back-in-ancient-times/

Feature on the Cambridge Greek Lexicon:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/14/ancient-greek-lexicon/

Feature on a workshop making replicas of ancient Greek art:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/16/the-magic-of-recreating-ancient-greek-masterpieces-video/

Arguing over whether Socrates or Plato was 'most original':

https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/most-original-philosopher-plato/

Feature on Medea:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/16/euripides-medea-and-her-terrible-revenge-against-the-patriarchy/

Feature on Iris:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/17/iris-the-greek-goddess-of-the-rainbow/

Feature on Eva Palmer Sikelianos and her philhellenic lifestyle:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/14/eva-palmer-sikelianos-the-american-artist-who-lived-like-an-ancient-greek/

Some Colosseum-related humour from the Onion:

https://www.theonion.com/archeologist-discover-concession-stand-at-colosseum-tha-1847674741

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-91621

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http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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A 5000 years bp cist burial from the Aosta Valley (Italian):

https://lasentinella.gelocal.it/ivrea/cronaca/2021/09/11/news/donnas-scoperta-una-tomba-risale-a-cinquemila-anni-fa-1.40687504

Digging is under way at a 14 000 years bp site at Bradgate Park:

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/local-news/weapons-ice-age-hunters-being-5919270

A 3 000 years bp bronze vessel found in 2017 in East Bohemia may have evidence of early millet beer brewing:

https://www.expats.cz/czech-news/article/oldest-millet-herbal-beer-may-have-been-brewed-in-east-bohemia

Bones found earlier this year by someone out walking their dog in Gloucestershire turn out to date to the Bronze Age:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-58588032

Pottery from a dig at Elmdon Park is hinting at a settlement there dating to 400 BCE:

https://www.birminghammail.co.uk/news/midlands-news/pottery-found-elmdon-park-proof-21576334

An interesting Iron Age 'shrine' featuring arranged animal bones from the Yorkshire Wolds:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/iron-age-shrine-discovered-in-yorkshire-wolds-surrounded-by-carefully-placed-animal-skulls-and-bones-3385970

A Late Antiquity/Merovingian necropolis with 200+ burials from Alsace:

https://www.lefigaro.fr/culture/parures-d-or-et-chaudron-de-bronze-une-necropole-de-l-antiquite-tardive-exhumee-en-alsace-20210912

A pre-Norman Anglo Saxon church find from Aylesbury:

https://www.bucksherald.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/anglo-saxon-church-pre-dating-the-norman-era-discovered-in-aylesbury-3374179

A metal detectorist found an Anglo Saxon silver brooch near Somerset:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-somerset-58552915
https://www.express.co.uk/news/science/1492048/archaeology-news-somerset-detectorist-early-medieval-cheddar-trewhiddle-brooch
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9996-210915-anglo-saxon-brooch

Excavations at the Notre Dame do Bruges Cathedral have revealed a medieval burial vault:

https://www.brusselstimes.com/news/art-culture/185665/medieval-burial-vault-discovered-in-bruges/

Overviewish thing on finds from various periods near a 6th century Dublin church:

https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/dublin-viking-dig-first-prison-cells

Overviewish features on what we have learned about Otzi after 30 years:

https://www.livescience.com/otzi-the-iceman
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/tzi-the-iceman-what-we-know-30-years-after-his-discovery

A project is underway to repair cracks in lintels at Stonehenge:

https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/sep/14/stonehenge-project-launched-to-repair-deep-lintel-cracks
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-58547463
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/stonehenge-repairs-decades-monument-180978630/

A Hispano-Visigothic (8th/9th century CE) burial from Ojo Guarena:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-excavation-hispano-visigothic-grave-ojo-guarea.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62258
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/excavation-of-a-hispano-visigothic-grave-at-ojo-guarena/141394

Burials and a 1000 years bp cross find near a Sheffield church:

https://www.thestar.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/bones-and-1000-year-old-cross-discovered-by-builders-working-at-historic-sheffield-landmark-3380419

An 18th century burial site beneath a church in Lithuania:

https://www.lrt.lt/en/news-in-english/19/1495335/archeologists-unearth-18th-century-burial-site-under-church-in-lithuania-s-klaipeda

An 18th century lion's head figurehead/fixture of a shipwreck in the Gulf of Finland:

https://yle.fi/uutiset/osasto/news/mysterious_18th_century_warship_artefact_pulled_from_gulf_of_finland/12100320
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62250

The 1722 Waggonway Project has made some significant finds:

https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/19584732.archaeologists-stunning-finds-national-significance/

Calm weather (!) revealed a 19th century shipwreck near Sheringham:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/uk-england-norfolk-58599802

An historic kiln found near Constable's home has been reburied:

https://www.eadt.co.uk/news/housing/hills-building-group-on-kiln-in-east-bergholt-8319338

Latest claimant to the find of King John's Treasure:

https://www.spaldingtoday.co.uk/news/king-johns-hoard-has-been-found-says-treasure-hunter-9216466/
https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/long-lost-english-crown-jewels-25016562

Digging at Norton Priory at Runcorn is under way again:

https://hbcnewsroom.co.uk/norton-priory-unearths-more-of-its-archaeological-secrets/

Concerns for the Soriano Castle of Gormaz:

https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-09-14/una-granja-de-4200-cerdos-asedia-el-historico-castillo-soriano-de-gormaz.html

A call to put archaeology at the centre of planning legislation in the UK:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-suffolk-58517223

More on that 4000 years bp 'log coffin' burial found at a Lincolnshire golf course:

https://www.livescience.com/bronze-age-burial-golf-club
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/10/rare-bronze-age-coffin-found-golf-course-pond-axe
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62202
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rare-bronze-age-coffin-discovered-golf-course-will-finally-be-displayed-180978637/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9989-210913-england-log-coffin

More on the stone balls from a Neolithic tomb on Orkney:

https://www.livescience.com/mysterious-stone-balls-scottish-tomb-orkney
https://www.sciencealert.com/archaeologists-have-uncovered-more-mysterious-stone-balls-from-a-neolithic-britain-tomb

More on that 1500 years bp gold hoard from Denmark:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/denmark-gold-jewelry-find-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.newsweek.com/trove-gold-artifacts-pre-viking-era-unearthed-amateur-treasure-hunter-1629107
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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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Rome restored silk fabric from the Sanxindui dig:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2021-09/14/content_77751518.htm

I think we mentioned this 1500 years bp 'embracing couple' burial study:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-joint-burial-year-old-skeletons-attitudes.html

More on the latest gold mask (and other items) find from Sanxindui:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/sanxingdui-mask-pit-scn/index.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/sanxingdui-gold-mask-jade-knife-found-1234603667/

More on recent finds from Chenzhou:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/800128-over-30-cultural-relics-discovered-in-central-china-city

More on possible evidence of Silla-era human sacrifice from Wolseon:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9986033/Remains-fourth-century-Korean-Moon-Temple-prove-human-sacrifice-ancient-Silla-no-myth.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/human-sacrifice-korea-gyeongju-silla-180978625/

Neolithic burials on a hilltop in Nalgonda:

https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/160921/4000-bc-neolithic-grooves-found-on-hill-top-of-pavuralagutta-in-nalgon.html

3000 years bp cave petroglyphs from Viet Nam's Nghe An province:

https://en.vietnamplus.vn/prehistoric-drawings-found-in-nghe-an-provinces-ancient-cave/207910.vnp

Two more 2600 years bp ring wells from Agaram:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/two-new-ring-wells-at-agaram-may-well-mark-end-of-7th-phase/article36464780.ece

Gupta-era temple stairs and an inscription are among the latest finds from a dig in Uttar Pradesh's Etach:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/1500-year-old-temple-remains-found-in-up/articleshow/86084469.cms
https://www.india.com/travel/articles/priceless-discoveries-from-gupta-period-in-uttar-pradeshs-etah-include-temple-stairs-inscription-4953443/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9992-210915-india-gupta-temple

A 12th century sculpture of Ganesha from Andra Pradesh (we may have mentioned this):

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/12th-century-stone-idol-of-lord-ganesh-discovered/article36392393.ece
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10001705/Stone-idol-elephant-headed-Hindu-god-800-years-ago-unearthed-Indian-village.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/9993-210916-india-hinduism-ganesha

A 6th century hero stone and a Tamil inscription were restored in Tamatakallu:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/karnataka/2021/sep/15/karnataka-6th-century-hero-stone-tamil-inscription-restored-in-tamatakallu-2359027.html

Feature on Korkai's trade links with Egypt:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/tamil-nadu/2021/sep/19/artefacts-reveal-korkais-trade-links-with-egypt-2360763.html
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Assorted shell artifacts (wide date range) from the Murray River in South Australia:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-rare-artefacts-murray-river.html
https://www.powerfmsa.com.au/news/local-news/110550-rare-shell-artefacts-discovered-on-murray-river
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NORTH AMERICA
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Artifacts from a dig at Medicine Lodge (Wyoming) are set to be carbon dated to determine when the Crow people arrived in the area:

https://apnews.com/article/science-wyoming-animals-sheridan-0c186a7192a8d96bc59c6cf14bf7e2c0
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wyoming/articles/2021-09-12/medicine-lodge-ceramics-point-to-early-crow-inhabitants
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/centuries-old-pottery-could-reveal-when-the-crow-arrived-in-wyoming-180978691
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9991-210914-medicine-lodge-campsite

662 Late Archaic and Early Woodland period tools from a site down the road from Kent State:

http://www.kentwired.com/latest_updates/article_91112a98-1696-11ec-af13-1f4be9f8ca16.html

The folks working at Jamestown found evidence of Bacon's Rebellion:

https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-jamestown-rediscovery-bacons-rebellion-0916-20210917-4uw7agvjjvg3blllbhvoccic7i-story.html
https://www.pilotonline.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-jamestown-rediscovery-bacons-rebellion-0916-20210917-4uw7agvjjvg3blllbhvoccic7i-story.html

A dig in Idaho is revealing more about the life of Polly Bemis:

https://www.spokanepublicradio.org/post/idaho-archaeology-dig-finds-new-clues-about-life-polly-bemis#stream/0

Assorted 'rare' artifacts from a dig at Pope's Tavern in Alabama:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-alabama-popes-tavern-civil-war-180978626/

They found a 108 years bp license plate under Calgary's Centre Street Bridge:

https://livewirecalgary.com/2021/09/17/108-year-old-licence-plate-unearthed-under-calgarys-centre-street-bridge/

They're still looking for evidence of the Lost Colony:

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/16/1037400052/sir-walter-raleigh-lost-colony-archaeologists-search
https://www.wral.com/archaeologists-resume-search-for-lost-colony/19873911/
https://www.wral.com/archaeologists-hope-for-historic-discovery-on-new-dig-at-lost-colony-site/19878296/
https://www.wilm-tv.com/archaeologists-resume-search-for-lost-colony/
https://www.obxtoday.com/archeologists-digging-for-new-clues-at-the-lost-colony/

I think we mentioned this restored log cabin in Hagerstown and its connection with the Maryland Black community:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/hagerstown-log-cabin-black-neighborhood-/2021/09/16/cc6235a8-14aa-11ec-9589-31ac3173c2e5_story.html

Feature on a Chinese camp in the Sierra Nevadas associated with the Gold Rush:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/15/travel/california-asian-history.html

Feature on Virginia's 'Forgotten 14':

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/09/17/remembering-virginias-forgotten-14/

Feature on New Philadelphia, Illinois:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/new-philadelphia-ill-was-a-formerly-enslaved-mans-vision-for-an-integrated-town/2021/09/10/76191022-0ccb-11ec-a6dd-296ba7fb2dce_story.html

Feature on a Vermonter who cleans grave markers:

https://www.vpr.org/vpr-news/2021-09-13/i-dont-believe-in-an-afterlife-why-this-tiktok-famous-vermonter-cleans-graves

Feature on Cornell's Underground Railroad Project:

https://news.cornell.edu/stories/2021/09/excavation-explore-churchs-role-underground-railroad

Feature on the history of Filipinos in Louisiana:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/filipino-louisiana

Not sure where to put this item on the sale of a Missouri cave with 1000 years bp Native American petroglyphs:

https://hyperallergic.com/677162/osage-nation-decries-sale-of-cave-containing-indigenous-art/
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/16/us/osage-nation-cave-auction.html
https://www.timesunion.com/news/article/Missouri-cave-with-ancient-Native-American-16458770.php
https://wtop.com/lifestyle/2021/09/missouri-cave-with-ancient-native-american-drawings-sold/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/missouri-cave-picture-osage-nation-auction-180978627/

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Latest find made during the Maya Train works is an inscribed Chochola vessel:

https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/09/inah-discover-a-thousand-year-old-vessel-in-the-works-of-the-maya-train-in-yucatan/

Ceremonial offerings and a staircase at the pre-Columbian site of Xochitecatl:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/archaeologists-discover-ceremonial-offerings-and-a-staircase-to-the-spiral-pyramidal-monument-at-xochitecatl/141388

A shipwreck dating to the 1720s has been confirmed in Coral Bay (Virgin Islands):

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/news/coral-bay-shipwreck-dates-to-around-1720-other-wrecks-possible/article_85cd490d-6989-5239-a32a-5298251c058e.html

Pondering the collapse of the Maya:

https://www.livescience.com/why-maya-civilization-collapsed.html

Feature on the role of women in Chile's independence movement:

https://m.elmostrador.cl/braga/2021/09/18/las-mujeres-durante-la-independencia-de-chile-el-importante-rol-de-las-intelectuales-observadoras-y-revolucionarias-de-la-epoca/

Review of Fernando Cervantes, *Conquistadores*:

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/15/1034745716/atrocities-of-conquistadores-take-shape-in-new-history-by-mexican-born-author

Additions of Mike Ruggieri's youtube finds relating to the Ancient Americas:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

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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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Study suggests the development of 'dairying' contributed to 'massive' Bronze Age Eurasian steppe migrations:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-enabled-massive-steppe-migration.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210915111005.htm
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/milk-fuelled-the-great-bronze-age-migration-776vlpx23
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/16/milk-enabled-massive-steppe-migration/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9999-210917-yamnaya-milk-consumption

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-021-03798-4

A 17th century 'missing' Italian masterpiece was identified in a New York church:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/19/us/masterpiece-church-iona-college-trnd/index.html

Assorted features on the progress of the restoration of Notre Dame:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/18/notre-dame-restoration-ready-to-start-as-safety-work-completed

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/notre-dame-cathedral-france-opening-scli-intl/index.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/18/world/europe/notre-dame-cathedral-restoration.html
https://apnews.com/article/sports-europe-france-paris-2020-tokyo-olympics-1653357d9b54ccb7fed94f1417392d88
https://architosh.com/2021/08/two-years-in-autodesks-assistance-to-notre-dame-in-paris/

Feature on Cecil Rhodes' role in inspiring WWI:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/sep/19/the-kaiser-and-the-paperweight-how-cecil-rhodes-helped-inspire-the-first-world-war

Feature on Dante:

https://www.dw.com/en/dante-still-a-classic-after-700-years/g-59129522

Feature on the 'Black Mariner':

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-forgotten-tale-of-a-black-mariner-during-the-age-of-exploration

Feature on Shakespeare's Sonnet 65:

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/13/poem-of-the-week-sonnet-65-by-william-shakespeare

Latest application of Marcus Aurelius to modern problems:

https://psyche.co/ideas/lost-perspective-try-this-linguistic-trick-to-reset-your-view

Feature on all those 'Washington slept here' things:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/13/opinion/politics-infrastructure-george-washington.html

On dating historic houses from their timber:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/realestate/dating-historic-houses.html

Feature on partying in medieval Arabic tales:

https://psyche.co/ideas/party-crashing-was-a-serious-business-in-medieval-arabic-tales

Feature on early Black photographers:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/smithsonian-black-photographers-history

Feature on 'fashion provocation' in history:

https://theconversation.com/beyond-aocs-tax-the-rich-dress-5-acts-of-fashion-provocation-that-changed-history-167974

Not sure where to put this item on oxygen levels and Paleolithic caves:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/09/altered-states-paleolithic-caves

Comparing Thomas Cromwell to assorted modern politicians:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-58453617

Explaining a supernova seen in 1181:

https://www.livescience.com/cosmic-mystery-ancient-china-supernova
https://www.sciencealert.com/astronomers-think-they-may-have-solved-a-900-year-old-supernova-mystery

cf: https://iopscience.iop.org/article/10.3847/2041-8213/ac2253

Feature on the Knights Templar:

https://www.livescience.com/knights-templar.html

Feature on the history of tattoos:

https://www.inverse.com/culture/tattoo-history-colonialism

Feature on Edmonia Lewis:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/edmonia-lewis-african-american-woman-sculptor-mary-beard/

Feature on Muriel Gardiner:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-58399839

Feature on Thomas Mann:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/books/review/reflections-of-a-nonpolitical-man-thomas-mann.html

Explaining things found inside the walls of Iron Age homes:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/iron-age-britain-houses/

A reassessment of the 'tree of language':

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/14/researchers-reconstruct-major-branches-in-the-tree-of-language/

Reviewish on the history of sourdough bread:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/14/us/sourdough-bread-history-book-eric-pallant-wellness/index.html

More on the Vinland Map being fake:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/its-all-in-the-ink-vinland-map-is-definitely-a-fake-new-analysis-finds/

More on that recently-found 'Merlin manuscript':

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/rediscovered-medieval-manuscript-offers-new-twist-on-arthurian-legend-180978705/

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CURRENT EVENTS:
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Feature on Kisha Supernant, who is involved in the search for burials at Residential Schools in Canada:

https://laconnerweeklynews.com/Content/Home/Home/Article/La-Conner-alum-leading-in-locating-boarding-school-burial-sites/-2/-2/5393

Ongoing concerns for antiquities coming under control of the Taliban:

https://theconversation.com/the-talibans-rule-threatens-whats-left-of-afghanistans-dazzlingly-diverse-cultural-history-167780

Ongoing concerns for archaeology departments in the UK:

https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/archaeology-future-multiple-uk-courses-jobs-face-axe-funding-cuts-1202853

Latest threatened statue is that of Father Junipero Serra a the California state capitol:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/sep/15/california-governor-save-statue-father-junipero-serra

More on the removal of the statue of Robert E. Lee:

https://news.yale.edu/2021/09/13/memory-and-memorials-yale-scholars-work-influences-removal-lee-statue

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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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Domestication of goats in Iran happened earlier than previously thought:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/domestication-of-goats-in-iran-was-earlier-than-thought-1.10210436

On what fossilized dog poop reveals about their domestication:

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/fossilized-poop-shows-how-ancient-dogs-adapted-to-people/

In case you missed that study of a 2200 years bp date palm leaf from an Egyptian temple:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210907160552.htm
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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1821 Before and After:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/17/new-works-from-the-louvre-for-the-exhibition-1821-before-and-after/

Some Maya stele have been installed in the Great Hall of the Met:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62212

Van Gogh (Study for Worn Out):

https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-58586492
https://www.dw.com/en/new-van-gogh-drawing-unveiled-in-amsterdam/a-59206778
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62264

Muriel Gardiner:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-58399839

Frans Hals:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/sep/16/frissons-filth-frans-hals-laughing-cavalier

cf: https://www.wallacecollection.org/art/exhibitions-displays/frans-hals-the-male-portrait/

Antarctic:

https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58594371

cf: https://sgmuseum.gs/shackletonslastquest/

Benin:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/exhibition-of-26-works-that-will-be-returned-to-benin

Feature on a private museum in Gaza:

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2021/0914/In-Gaza-a-museum-filled-with-history-picked-up-along-the-way
https://news.yahoo.com/gaza-museum-filled-history-picked-132438559.html

The opening of the GEM in November will feature Zahi Hawass' opera about Tut, apparently:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/gem-opens-with-10-day-festival-debut-of-opera-tutankhamun-egyptologist/

A museum-related NFT item:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/hermitage-goes-virtual-with-nft-exhibition

An underwater museum (Africa's first) is opening in Kenya:

https://mg.co.za/africa/2021-09-14-africas-first-underwater-museum-set-to-open-in-kenya/

Feature on Peru's new national museum:

https://hypebeast.com/2021/9/museo-nacional-del-peru-archaeological-collection

A BYU student has developed a technique to detect forged artifacts in museum collections:

https://www.abc4.com/news/digital-exclusives/fake-history-byu-student-develops-technique-to-detect-forged-artifacts-in-museum-collection/
https://www.kuer.org/arts-culture-entertainment/2021-09-17/are-there-forgeries-at-the-museum-yes-and-byu-researchers-arent-surprised

A digital guide for all the Greek archaeological museums:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/17/new-digital-interactive-guide-with-all-of-the-greek-archaeological-museums/

A huge 11th century Japanese scroll is among the items being catalogued by the Birmingham Museum:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-birmingham-58610193
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Mexico is trying to halt a German auction of some pre-Columbian artifacts:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/mexico-attempts-to-halt-german-auction-of-pre-colombian-artefacts

A copy of the US constitution is coming to auction:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/sothebys-puts-rare-us-constitution-copy-for-auction/2021/09/17/a2637982-17b7-11ec-a019-cb193b28aa73_story.html

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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A study of DNA from 45 000 years bp suggests prehistoric humans 'rarely' mated with their cousins:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-prehistoric-humans-rarely-cousins.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210914124950.htm

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-021-25289-w

DNA suggests 3 genetic origins for modern Japanese populations:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-ancient-dna-rewrites-early-japanese.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210917161149.htm

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abh2419
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THE TECHY SIDE
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Latest Neanderthal facial reconstruction is Krijn, from the Netherlands:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-krijn-netherland-oldest-neanderthal.html
https://www.livescience.com/neanderthal-facial-reconstruction-tumor.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/9994-210915-neanderthal-krijn-reconstruction

cf: https://www.rmo.nl/en/exhibitions/temporary-exhibitions/doggerland/
https://www.rmo.nl/en/news-press/news/the-first-dutch-neanderthal-now-has-a-face/

... while DNA has contributed to facial reconstruction of three ancient Egyptians:

https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egyptian-mummies-faces-dna-2000-years-old-1629706

Latest 'fix'/adjustment for C14 dating:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-scientists-statistical-archaeology-dating-problem.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210915161409.htm

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440321001436
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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A study of climate effects on landscapes and Neanderthals (maybe?) in Hanover some 120 000 years bp:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210916142806.htm
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Zippori:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-a-glimpse-in-to-the-grandeur-of-the-past-in-ancient-village-zippori-1.10218149

Formosa:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-island-with-an-ancient-history-that-explains-the-world
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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On the various versions of Bruckner's Fourth:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/arts/music/symphony-bruckner-hrusa-bamberg.html

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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The Mad Women's Ball:

https://www.cnn.com/style/article/mad-womens-ball-amazon-hysteria-culture-queue/index.html
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CRIME BEAT
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A Cairo court has rejected Ratib's appeal in his looting antiquities involvement case:

https://www.egyptindependent.com/court-rejects-ratibs-appeal-in-antiquities-trafficking-case/

Some Buddha heads were looted from a storage facility in Bamiyan:

https://www.scmp.com/news/world/russia-central-asia/article/3148625/ancient-artefacts-including-buddha-heads-looted

Latest in the Bouvier case:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/17/arts/design/yves-bouvier-dmitry-rybolovlev-geneva.html

More on missing Mesopotamian items showing up in Norway:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/ancient-mesopotamian-artefacts-norway-b1913730.html
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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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Remember that Scythian gold that is the subject of a dispute between the Netherlands and Russia? Here's the latest:

https://tass.com/politics/1337179

The Philadelphia MoA is returning a Nazi-looted Renaissance shield to the Czech Republic:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/13/arts/design/philadelphia-museum-franz-ferdinand-shield.html
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62239
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ceremonial-medieval-shield-looted-by-the-nazis-will-return-to-czech-republic-180978688/

More on the US returning items to Nepal:

https://www.nepalitimes.com/latest/us-returns-another-antiquity-to-nepal/

... and there's possibly more on the way:

https://www.nepalitimes.com/here-now/2-more-nepali-antiquities-traced-to-us-museum/

More on the return of the Royal Doors to Cyprus:

https://in-cyprus.philenews.com/royal-doors-of-agios-anastasios-church-in-turkish-occupied-north-returned-to-church-of-cyprus/

Something about a 'decolonization loophole' which would allow the British Museum to return items to Ethiopia:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/16/british-museum-could-return-sacred-ethiopian-artefacts-exploiting/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/726/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/726/pub/726/page/24/article/219172

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on the Mexico City Mint:

https://www.numismaticnews.net/world-coins/oldest-known-mint-site-discovery

Feature on trees on ancient coins:

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

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n37.html

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

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n38.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/
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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3103-audio-news-from-archaeologica-september-5-through-september-11-2021

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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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