Explorator 23.09 ~ June 21, 2020

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).

Happy Fathers Day to all the fathers and father figures out there.

================================================================
EARLY HOMINIDS
================================================================
The genome of a Neanderthal woman from Chagyrskaya Cave has been sequenced:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-neandertal-chagyrskaya-cave.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200617121513.htm

Interesting account of a homo erectus fossil found in South Africa a few years ago:

https://www.smh.com.au/national/indiana-bones-the-melbourne-archaeology-students-and-the-fossil-jigsaw-puzzle-that-wowed-the-world-20200514-p54t22.html

I think we mentioned this 300 000 years bp potential Neanderthal site from a coal mine in Schoningen (Germany):

https://www.ibtimes.sg/archaeologists-unearth-300000-year-old-hunting-artifacts-horse-elephant-remains-schoningen-47035

Pondering why there are so many humans:

https://www.sapiens.org/evolution/human-population-evolution/

Feature on the evolution of the human mind:

https://aeon.co/essays/the-modern-human-mind-evolved-further-and-farther-back
================================================================
AFRICA
================================================================
Studying evidence of shellfish consumption from submerged Red Sea shorelines 5000 years bp and drawing longer term conclusions about out-of-Africa:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uoy-shp061620.php
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-seafood-prehistoric-people-migrate-africa.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8426535/Ancient-humans-feasted-shellfish-one-migration-Africa.html
https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-shellfish-were-vital-lifeline-as-humans-trekked-out-of-africa-study-suggests

Feature on the megalith site (7000 years bp) of Nabta Playa:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/nabta-playa-the-worlds-first-astronomical-site-was-built-in-africa-and-is

Feature on Volubilis:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/volubilis-the-ancient-berber-city/133826

On one woman’s effort to safeguard Jewish history in Morocco:

https://www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2020/0617/Why-a-Muslim-woman-safeguards-Jewish-history-for-all-Moroccans

Drone mapping of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains seems likely to lead to some archaeological investigations:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-drones-enable-high-plateaus-basin.html

More on using DNA to track human migrations in sub-Saharan Africa:

https://cosmosmagazine.com/people/anthropology/how-african-ancestors-moved-and-mingled/
================================================================
ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
Questionable claims about ‘undiscovered pyramids’ being found in Egypt:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88740/American-archeologist-claims-to-find-undiscovered-Pyramids-in-Egypt

A non-invasive study at the ‘molecular level’ of an Egyptian mummy:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2020/06/researchers-obtain-molecular.html

Assorted Egyptian sites will be opening next week:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88657/8-Egyptian-archaeological-sites-to-be-opened-July-1
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88661/Abu-Simbel-Philae-temples-among-first-sites-to-reopen-in
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1690821/middle-east
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/50/1201/372332/AlAhram-Weekly/Egypt/Egypt-preparing-to-reopen-.aspx
https://www.arabnews.com/node/1691176/egypt%E2%80%99s-ancient-sites-set-reopen
https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88581/Egypt%E2%80%99s-min-of-tourism-antiquities-discusses-plan-of-archaeological-openings

I think we mentioned (?) a while ago the idea that Abu Hureyra was destroyed some 13 000 years bp by comet debris:

https://www.livescience.com/fireball-destroyed-ancient-syrian-town.html
https://www.space.com/comet-debris-destroyed-ancient-syrian-town.html
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-020-60867-w

A pair of Parthian-era jar burials (and later finds) from Tepe Ashraf (Iran):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448804/Discovery-of-bizarre-tomb-offers-clues-to-ancient-life-in-Isfahan
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8809-200619-iran-isfahan-parthian

A Sassanid-era ‘customs house’ at the Siraf Port (Iran) is being restored:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448993/Ancient-customs-house-being-restored-in-southern-Iran

Assorted Islamic-era finds from an excavation at the Safi Mosque in Rasht:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448894/Excavations-at-Iranian-mosque-unearth-new-evidence-on-life-in
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8800-200616-iran-rasht-mosque

A burial (Islamic?) revealed during subway station construction in Tabriz:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448938/Human-skeletons-dug-up-at-subway-construction-site-in-northwest

A fire apparently did no damage to historical Susa:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/448868/Fire-incident-causes-no-harm-to-historical-Susa

A 3200 years bp bronze sceptre find from Lachish is being used as evidence for life-sized statues there:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-scepter-found-in-south-may-have-been-part-of-life-sized-divine-statue/
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-first-evidence-of-life-sized-divine-statues-found-in-lachish-1.8930283
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/17/c_139146543.htm
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2020-06/17/content_76174382.htm
https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/antiquity/article/sceptres-of-lifesized-divine-statues-from-canaanite-lachish-and-hazor/EF4CB5E140AA376A63CBBBC760D52F1D

Analysis of bird remains from Jerusalem match up with accounts of which types of birds were used in sacrifices and the like:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/bird-study-backs-bible-pigeons-doves-sacrificed-in-ancient-jerusalem-631819

Remains of a Christian town destroyed by the Persians some 1400 years bp found in the Western Galilee:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-christian-town-destroyed-by-persians-found-in-northern-israel-1.8928015
https://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-unearth-galilee-christian-town-sacked-by-persians-in-7th-century/

Fear of a ‘home collapse’ brought a dig in East Jerusalem to a halt:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/archaeologists-said-to-pause-east-jerusalem-dig-due-to-fears-of-home-collapse/
https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-fearing-structural-collapse-israel-halts-archaeological-dig-in-east-jerusalem-1.8921374

Feature on the ten ‘most iconic’ sites in Israel:

https://www.israel21c.org/the-10-most-iconic-archeological-sites-in-israel/

More on evidence of Jewish continuity in Israel after the Roman destruction:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/special-vessels-show-jewish-continuity-in-israel-after-roman-destruction-631827

More on what we learn from Biblical names:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/comparing-biblical-names-epigraphs-back-book-of-jeremiahs-historicity-631449

More on snake and lizard consumption in Israel some 15 000 years bp:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-humans-israel-ate-snakes-and-lizards-15000-years-ago-180975095/

More on Natufian fish hooks:

https://www.ynet.co.il/articles/0,7340,L-5747448,00.html

More on a study of the DNA of parchment used in some DSS:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/dead-sea-scrolls-genetically-fingerprinted/

Feature on sorting out which Herod was which:

https://www.catholicweekly.com.au/which-herod-was-which-sorting-out-the-five-herods/

Review of Magness, *Masada*:

https://www.ajaonline.org/book-review/4138

… and a feature by Dr Magness:

https://press.princeton.edu/ideas/masada-a-heroic-last-stand-against-rome

Hagia Sophia seems to continue to be a strain on Greek-Turkey relations:

https://balkaninsight.com/2020/06/17/turkeys-plans-for-hagia-sophia-strain-greek-relations/

An official assessment of Jewish heritage in Iraq and Syria:

http://www.asor.org/chi/updates/2020/06/jewish-heritage-iraq-syria

The politics of archaeology in Israel came to the forefront this week … first with concerns that Trump’s ‘deal’ will put many Israeli heritage sites in PA hands:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/trump-plan-puts-hundreds-of-archaeological-sites-under-palestinian-control-631655
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-news/trumps-deal-of-the-century-puts-many-israeli-heritage-sites-into-pa-hands/2020/06/16/

An ‘explainer’ on who is in charge of biblical sites in the West Bank:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/who-is-in-charge-of-biblical-sites-in-the-west-bank-explainer-631706

================================================================
ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
An Etruscan child burial from Vulci:

https://communalnews.com/new-discovery-made-in-vulci-etruscan-ruins/
http://www.ansamed.info/ansamed/it/notizie/rubriche/cultura/2020/06/04/archeologia-vulci-scoperta-la-tomba-di-un-bambino-etrusco_7edd6d7c-f210-4b20-9d7a-508dd08f218d.html

A 2nd century CE poetic inscription from a baths site in Varna:

https://sofiaglobe.com/2020/06/16/archaeology-marble-slab-with-poetic-inscription-found-at-bulgarias-varna-thermae/

The genome of a 2600 years bp ‘amazon warrior’ burial of a 13 year old (or so) girl excavated in the 80s has been analyzed:

http://siberiantimes.com/science/casestudy/news/ancient-girl-amazon-warrior-no-older-than-13-is-confirmed-by-modern-scientific-techniques/
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11874732/ancient-amazon-warrior-girl-discovery/
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-8427365/13-year-old-Amazon-warrior-buried-weapons-2-600-years-ago-finally-identified-female.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8802-200617-scythian-mummy-genome

… and a feature on the Amazons:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/magazine/2020/05-06/fierce-amazons-more-than-myth-real/

That Roman lead ingot found by a metal detectorist near Wrexham a few years ago has been acquired by the local museum:

http://www.wrexham.com/news/wrexham-museum-acquires-significant-roman-ingot-found-a-field-near-rossett-188112.html

… the backstory:

https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18528458.metal-detectorist-rob-jones-wrexham-discovers-roman-metal-object-field-near-rossett/
https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2020/06/20/metal-detectorist-in-historic-roman-discovery/

Fishbourne Roman Palace is potentially facing closure:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/fishbourne-roman-palace-faces-closure-after-huge-loss-of-visitor-income-6w7l8kp5h
https://www.littlehamptongazette.co.uk/business/consumer/fishbourne-roman-palace-under-threat-historian-and-councillors-have-their-say-archaeological-society-appeals-funds-2887501
https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/business/consumer/fishbourne-roman-palace-under-threat-historian-and-councillors-have-their-say-archaeological-society-appeals-funds-2887501

… feature on what’s there:

https://www.worthingherald.co.uk/news/fishbourne-roman-palace-pictures-exclusive-look-what-public-may-never-get-see-again-2885987

Plans to restore Pergamon’s Selinos water canal (haven’t we heard this before?):

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/pergamons-ancient-selinos-water-canal-to-be-restored

Searching for the burial spot of Saint Blaise:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/search-is-on-for-tomb-of-famed-christian-saint-in-turkey/news

Adrienne Mayor on Gods and Robots:

https://www.noemamag.com/gods-and-robots/

Interesting feature on assorted carnivores on Roman mosaics:

http://www.asor.org/anetoday/2020/06/pictures-of-restraint

Feature on posca:

https://medium.com/ostraka-a-durham-university-classics-society-blog/postulating-about-posca-1dc7cf63f96a

Feature on the Sophists and disinformation:

https://bigthink.com/culture-religion/sophists

Feature on Aquincum:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/aquincum-roman-budapest/133682

Feature on Ostia Antica:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/ostia-antica-the-roman-port/133697

Feature on Knossos:

https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/landscape-memory-knossos-early-iron-age/

Feature on Pella:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/pella-birthplace-of-alexander-the-great/133808

Feature on Africa and the ancient Greeks:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/167708/black-africans-and-the-ancient-greeks/

Feature on Cleopatra’s snake bite:

https://dailytimes.com.pk/628470/did-cleopatra-really-die-by-snake-bite/

Feature on Asterix and Obelix coming to the US:

https://newrepublic.com/article/158197/asterix-comes-america

David Saunders looks at an Ajax and Achilles board games pot:

http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/reflections-david-saunders-on-ajax-and-achilles/

Feature on the rhetoric of Antony’s funeral oration in Julius Caesar:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/theatre/what-to-see/rhetorical-cunning-lesson-history-mark-antonys-funeral-oration/

Feature on Roman numerals:

https://www.timminspress.com/opinion/columnists/those-confusing-roman-numerals

Feature on Seleucus Nicator and Pakistan/Afghanistan:

https://indianexpress.com/article/research/seleucus-nicator-chandragupta-maurya-india-greece-6466470/

Feature on some Roman recipes:

https://blog.britishmuseum.org/cook-a-classical-feast-nine-recipes-from-ancient-greece-and-rome/

Pondering products and name changes (with a Classical spin):

https://www.gananoquereporter.com/opinion/columnists/on-pancake-syrup-and-why-some-names-should-be-changed/wcm/73a54091-3358-4ba6-9e45-a02a64afa317

Greece has made another call for the return of the Parthenon Marbles:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/20/product-of-theft-greece-urges-uk-to-return-parthenon-marbles

Ephesus is limiting the number of folks who can visit:

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/turkey-ancient-city-of-ephesus-limits-visitor-numbers/1876533
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/travel/ephesus-secured-ancient-city-restricts-number-of-visits-to-stem-virus-spread

Hopes to make Kibyra a tourist hotspot:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/city-of-gladiators-ready-for-visitors-155535

In case you get the Parthenon and the Pantheon mixed up:

https://science.howstuffworks.com/engineering/structural/pantheon.htm

Using the fall of Constantinople as the marker for the end of the Roman Empire:

https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-fall-of-constantinople-was-the-true-end-of-the-roman-empire/

… or at least a turning point:

https://www.thegreatcoursesdaily.com/the-fall-of-constantinople-a-turning-point-in-modern-history/

CAMWS honoured Peter and Ephy Howard for their work teaching Latin and Greek:

https://today.troy.edu/news/troy-couple-recognized-for-lifetime-contributions-to-the-study-of-latin/

Review of Kyle Harper, *The Fate of Rome*:

https://www.newstatesman.com/culture/books/2020/06/how-pandemics-extinguished-roman-empire

Review of Douglas Boin, *Alaric the Goth*:

https://www.economist.com/books-and-arts/2020/06/20/a-brilliant-goths-eye-view-of-the-sack-of-rome

More on that Thracian ‘pit sanctuary’ find in Burgas:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-discover-thracian-pit-sanctuary/133732

More on drought revealing assorted Roman sites in Wales:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/summer-drought-reveals-wealth-of-roman-ruins-r6gtmtsg2
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/traces-roman-conquest-revealed-drought-180975101/

More on 1700 years bp game pieces being found in Norway:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-excavated-strategy-board-game-roman.html
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archeologists-find-1700-year-old-roman-board-game-in-norway/
https://www.syfy.com/syfywire/iron-age-dice-and-game-pieces-unearthed-in-norway

More on GPR used to map out the site of Falerii Novi:

https://www.livescience.com/hidden-temple-buried-roman-city.html
https://whdh.com/news/archaeologists-discover-elaborate-details-of-complete-ancient-roman-city-without-digging/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/an-ancient-roman-city-has-been-fully-mapped-using-ground-penetrating-radar/
—–
Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
================================================================
EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Evidence of interesting Paleolithic burial practices in the Grotte de Cussac:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-french-cave-reveals-secrets-life.html
https://www.newsweek.com/paleolithic-humans-dead-bear-nests-scientists-discover-1510932
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/a-mystery-of-great-art-and-dead-bodies/
https://arstechnica.com/science/2020/06/paleolithic-french-didnt-let-their-dead-rest-peacefully/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8803-200617-france-cave-burials

A major Neolithic site from Durrington Walls (near Stonehenge):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-find-large-neolithic-structure-at-durrington-walls/133814

A 4500 years bp flint arrowhead from a bypass improvement project near Singleton:

https://www.fleetwoodtoday.co.uk/news/people/latest-archaeological-find-discovered-during-a585-road-works-near-poulton-2889535

The genome of an adult male from the Newgrange passage tomb suggests there was some ‘first-degree’ incest among the elite:

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/tcd-fia061520.php
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-first-degree-incest-ancient-genomes-uncover.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200617121507.htm
https://www.livescience.com/king-born-of-incest-ireland-newgrange-tomb.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53059527
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/17/science/irish-archaeology-incest-tomb.html
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2020/06/dna-ancient-irish-tomb-reveals-incest-and-elite-class-ruled-early-farmers
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/dna-newgrange-passage-tomb-ancient-royal-incest
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-find-evidence-of-incest-among-irelands-early-elite-at-newgrange-passage-tomb/133772
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/5200-year-old-dna-may-reveal-royal-incest-ancient-ireland-180975141/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8804-200618-ireland-passage-tombs

Latest HS2-related find is an Iron Age burial site near Solihull:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-coventry-warwickshire-53106730
https://inews.co.uk/news/uk/iron-age-funeral-site-hs2-solihull-451383

Remains of a Viking toilet from Denmark:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-discover-viking-toilet-in-denmark/133795

15th century (maybe) burials from a garden in Upper Scalloway:

https://www.shetnews.co.uk/2020/06/19/excavations-in-upper-scalloway-garden-to-continue-for-week-or-two-more/

Edinburgh’s tram extension project have revealed (among other items) the bones of a whale (date?):

https://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/whale-remains-found-buried-beneath-edinburgh-tramworks-site-leith-2886529
https://www.scotsman.com/whats-on/arts-and-entertainment/whale-remains-found-buried-beneath-edinburgh-tramworks-site-leith-2886529
https://www.scottishconstructionnow.com/article/and-finally-rare-whale-bones-uncovered-in-tram-project-excavations
https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/edinburgh-news/archaeologists-make-gruesome-discovery-under-18437029
https://www.heraldscotland.com/news/18524340.archaeologists-working-edinburgh-tram-project/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/8808-200618-scotland-leith-por

Possibly remains of an Augustian friary under York’s Guildhall:

https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/archaeologists-find-human-remains-thought-be-monks-under-yorks-guildhall-2890357

A 16th-18th century cemetery from Estonia:

https://news.err.ee/1102856/skeletons-found-in-sillamae-conceal-important-information
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8805-200618-estonia-cemetery-found

Latest info from the dig at the Viking site at Stoo (Iceland):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-reveal-new-information-on-viking-settlement-of-iceland/133693

A collection of looted-by-Nazis silver found in a 14th century castle in Poland:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/silver-treasure-found-in-chest-at-castle-occupied-by-nazis/133761
https://www.thefirstnews.com/article/treasure-trove-of-wwii-silver-found-in-ruins-of-14th-century-castle-13398
https://www.thesun.co.uk/tech/11875857/hidden-silver-treasure-nazi-castle-poland/

Feature on the technology behind the find of that largest Pictish settlement find from Scotland a while back:

https://theconversation.com/how-aerial-technology-helped-us-discover-the-largest-pictish-settlement-in-scotland-139542
https://phys.org/news/2020-06-aerial-technology-largest-pictish-settlement.html

Feature on 2000 years of slavery in Lancashire:

https://www.lancs.live/news/lancashire-news/2000-year-history-slavery-across-18386146

The Holy Face of Lucca is apparently Europe’s oldest surviving wooden statue (1000+ years):

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/world/europe/christ-statue-lucca-italy.html

The Rok Stone and its ties to climate change and Norse mythology is being brought up again:

http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20200618-how-climate-crisis-helped-shape-norse-mythology

Events in the UK have conspired to ‘scupper’ fundraising efforts to preserve the London shipwreck:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-essex-53013454

Archaeology in Scotland is going ‘online’ this summer:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-south-scotland-53092608

More on evidence of syphilis/yaws in a 15th century mass burial in Vilnius:

https://www.shh.mpg.de/1722164/tropical-disease-in-medieval-europe
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8797-200615-lithuania-mass-grave

More on the possible find of the location of the Red Lion theatre:

https://www.livescience.com/oldest-elizabethan-theater-london.html
https://www.eastlondonadvertiser.co.uk/news/red-lion-theatre-discovered-at-whitechapel-site-1-6700548
https://www.broadwayworld.com/uk-regional/article/Archaeologists-May-Have-Found-The-Red-Lion-Londons-Oldest-Elizabethan-Playhouse-20200617
https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/oldest-elizabethan-theater-red-lion-london
———-
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/

================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
A Neolithic jad workshop ‘complex’ from Zhejiang:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/19/c_139152310.htm

I think we mentioned these Han Dynasty burials from Xinjiang (some dating issues in the reportage?):

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8427189/Remains-Bronze-Age-settlement-dating-3-500-years-unearthed-ancient-Silk-Road.html

Feature on mental health in early Chinese philosophy:

https://psyche.co/ideas/chinese-philosophy-has-long-known-that-mental-health-is-communal

A possible 1000 years bp Christian cross find from Pakistan:

https://www.ucanews.com/news/ancient-christian-cross-found-in-northern-pakistan/88403
https://pamirtimes.net/2020/06/14/a-huge-cross-is-found-in-the-highlands-of-kavardo-mountains-in-pakistans-baltistan-region/

‘Megalithic era’ burials from Kodumanal:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/excavation-at-kodumanal-reveals-megalithic-belief-in-afterlife/article31862510.ece

Plans to study a submerged temple that resurfaced in Nayagarh:

https://ommcomnews.com/odisha-news/expert-team-to-examine-centuries-old-submerged-temple-that-resurfaced-in-nayagarh
https://odishatv.in/odisha-news/centuries-old-temple-find-in-odishas-mahanadi-river-archaeologists-experts-visit-spot-457275
https://www.orissapost.com/expert-team-begins-research-on-submerged-gopinath-temple-in-nayagarh/

A farmer came across an underground granary (date?) in Karuvalur:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/coimbatore/underground-granary-scooped-out-of-rock-found-in-tirupur/articleshow/76433935.cms

Latest from the Keeladi excavations is a child burial:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/keeladi-excavations-archaeologists-find-childs-skeleton/articleshow/76469136.cms
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/madurai/archaeologists-unearth-childs-skeleton-from-konthagai-site/articleshow/76474585.cms

A 17th century gold coin from Agaram:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/gold-coin-dating-to-17th-century-ad-found-in-agaram/article31851587.ece
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chennai/keeladi-excavations-gold-coin-unearthed/articleshow/76422816.cms
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8806-200618-india-gold-coin

Sand miners revealed a 200 years bp Shiva temple in Nellore:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/vijayawada/sand-miners-stumble-upon-200-year-old-shiva-temple/articleshow/76432890.cms
https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/historic-temple-unearthed-in-nellore/article31846032.ece
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8807-200619-india-buried-temple

Accusations of ‘manufacturing history’ via archaeology in Tamil Nadu and Kerala:

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2020/india/archaeology-being-manipulated-to-manufacture-history–accuses-scientist.html

Vague item on a late Bronze age burial from a tumulus in Russia’s Krasnodar region:

https://tass.com/society/1169645

Rio Tinto apparently apologized again for blowing up an Aboriginal petroglyph site:

https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/16/rio-tinto-repeats-apology-for-blasting-46000-year-old-rock-shelter-to-expand-mine

… although it appears they really weren’t sorry:

https://www.afr.com/rear-window/secret-recording-rio-tinto-not-sorry-for-cave-blast-20200614-p552eh

… and are focussed on what they can get away with:

https://www.abc.net.au/news/2020-06-19/rio-tinto-doesnt-care-about-social-responsibility-anymore/12369384

… and there are other sites threatened by mining companies in Australia:

https://www.vogue.com.au/culture/features/countless-aboriginal-heritage-sites-are-being-threatened-by-australian-mining-companies/news-story/b55e3ca3447d8151835db63353a1317c

… and some reaction to the Juukan Gorge destruction:

https://www.theaustralian.com.au/nation/indigenous/destroyed-aboriginal-sites-at-juukan-gorge-of-global-importance-archaeologists/news-story/547643c23711f16fe5c167b3e673cbfb

… and an OpEd putting it in a wider context:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/17/culture-warriors-obsessed-with-statues-ignore-rio-tintos-vandalism-of-indigenous-heritage

More on the Great Wall’s purpose in Mongolia:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-israeli-archaeologists-shed-new-light-on-great-wall-of-mongolia-1.8921939

More on 48 000 years bp arrows from Sri Lanka:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-year-old-arrowheads-reveal-early-human.html
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-arrows-in-sri-lanka-over-45-000-years-ago-showcase-humanity-1.8924321
http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/fa-hien-lena-arrowheads-08535.html
https://cosmosmagazine.com/history/archaeology/new-clues-to-early-human-innovation/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-discover-eurasias-earliest-example-of-bow-and-arrow/133651
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/proposed-earliest-traces-bow-and-arrow-hunting-eurasia-found-sri-lanka-180975112/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8801-200616-sri-lanka-tropics

More on that precisely-dated (777 CE) Uyghur complex:

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/features/mysterious-mountain-palace-one-of-the-wonders-of-siberia-was-built-in-777-ad/
https://www.zmescience.com/science/uyghur-archaeology-complex-16062020/
================================================================
NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Plenty of burials, apparently, under St Mary’s in Norfolk (Va):

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/vp-nw-st-mary-dig-20200620-3lkq5qek5jhstl6lhlkva7hyxm-story.html

Excavating a site associated with San Diego’s first African-American homesteader:

https://www.nbcsandiego.com/videos/digging-up-history-of-san-diegos-first-african-american-homesteader/2350999/

Latest claim (book hype) on the location of the ‘Lost Colony’:

https://www.outerbanksvoice.com/2020/06/19/the-lost-colony-wasnt-really-lost/
https://myfox8.com/news/lost-colony-of-roanoke-found-new-artifacts-unearthed-book-says/
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/study-suggests-the-mystery-of-the-lost-colony-of-roanoke-solved/133847

Interesting item on the bioarchaeology side of those Revolutionary War burials from Ridgefield:

https://mailchi.mp/dailynutmeg/bioanthropology-research-institute-quinnipiac-skeleton-crew?e=2c38baa027

A forgotten Antietam Battlefield map reveals the location of thousands of burials:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/forgotten-antietam-battlefield-map-shows-locations-hundreds-graves-180975134/

Another African-American cemetery beneath a Tampa parking lot:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/lost-african-american-cemetery-re-discovered-under-florida-parking-lot-180975109/

Cahokia Mounds has reopened:

https://www.chicagotribune.com/travel/ct-trav-cahokia-mounds-0621-20200621-jynxy75k7jb5tm7fvnt62moacm-story.html

Some revisionism about the Texas Rangers:

https://www.texasobserver.org/a-new-history-tears-down-the-myth-of-the-texas-rangers/

Features related to the Tulsa race massacre:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/opinion/tulsa-race-riot-massacre-graves.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/opinion/tulsa-race-massacre-racism.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2020/06/20/tulsa-timeline-race-massacre-trump-rally-juneteenth/

Features on Juneteenth:

https://www.livescience.com/what-is-juneteenth.html
https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2020/06/13/what-juneteenth-holiday-celebrates-end-slavery-us/5333204002/
https://news.yale.edu/2020/06/19/celebrating-juneteenth-solomon-sir-jones-films
https://www.npr.org/2020/06/19/880964181/the-history-of-juneteenth-and-why-it-is-relevant-today

…. and the 1865 handwritten order marking it has been found:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/us/juneteenth-order-national-archives.html
https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/19/880958262/u-s-national-archives-unearths-original-juneteenth-order
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/national-archives-locates-handwritten-juneteenth-order-180975143/

Feature on lynching during Reconstruction:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/nearly-2000-black-americans-were-lynched-during-reconstruction-180975120/

Feature on Jefferson Davis after the Civil War:

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/reboot/what-happened-jefferson-davis-after-civil-war-he-tried-flee-mexico-dress-162821
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A possible stone map (200 BCE-200 CE) from Colima:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/archaeologists-discover-2000-year-old-stone-map-on-volcanic-rock/133727

Studying 2000 years of food remains at the Maya site of Ceibal:

https://stri.si.edu/story/buried-snails

Feature on the Maya ruins at Uxmal:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/uxmal-maya-ruins-180974992/

More on mammoths found at a Mexican airport:

http://www.sfltimes.com/news/ancient-mammoths-found-at-mexican-airport-site-feed-archaeologists-studies
https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/judge-orders-protection-of-mammoth-remains-be-given-priority-at-airport/

More on ancient farmers and Amazon biodiversity:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-ancient-farmers-biodiversity-amazon.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uoe-iba061820.php
—–
Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Not sure where to put this study which found the oldest example of Down Syndrome and goes on to ponder how long humans have cared for the vulnerable:

https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/06/17/878896381/ancient-bones-offer-clues-to-how-long-ago-humans-cared-for-the-vulnerable
https://www.wamc.org/post/ancient-bones-offer-clues-how-long-ago-humans-cared-vulnerable

On the role of aphorisms in philosophy:

https://aeon.co/essays/aphorisms-tell-philosophys-history-as-fragments-not-systems

In case you want to listen to a lengthy adaptation of Joyce’s *Ulysses*:

https://www.rte.ie/culture/2020/0610/1146705-listen-ulysses-james-joyce-podcast/

Feature on the history of board games:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/the-ancient-history-of-board-games

Feature on the Battle of Waterloo:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/georgian/why-french-think-won-battle-waterloo-napoleon/

Feature on the Gaon of Vilnia:

https://www.jpost.com/jerusalem-report/the-gaon-of-vilna-who-was-this-venerable-jewish-sage-born-300-years-ago-631102

Feature on George Washington as a father:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/george-washington-was-great-dad-too-180975139/

Feature on Catherine the Great:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/georgian/catherine-great-russian-empress-reputation-justified/

Using archaeology to explain the bread-baking craze:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/can-archaeology-explain-the-bread-baking-craze/

On epidemics throughout history:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-archaeological-reveals-epidemics-history-human.html
https://theconversation.com/what-the-archaeological-record-reveals-about-epidemics-throughout-history-and-the-human-response-to-them-138408

Feature on the history of vaccines:

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/19/880964027/nose-pipe-milkmaids-and-death-row-inmates-a-look-at-the-history-of-the-1st-vacci

Feature on 4 pandemics:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/health/these-4-pandemics-changed-the-course-of-human-history

Feature on the solstice in various cultures:

https://www.wral.com/summer-solstice-marks-a-beginning-for-ancient-cultures/19153597/

Podcast on the roots of quarantine in Venice:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/quarantine-archaeology/

Some rewriting of the history of measles:

https://www.livescience.com/measles-virus-in-century-old-lung.html

Feature on the Banjarmasin Diamond:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-53056082

A study of the lessons to be learned for modern cities from their ancient counterparts:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-ancient-societies-lessons-modern-cities.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uoca-ash061520.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200619143444.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2020/06/ancient-societies-hold-lessons-for-modern-cities/133836

A chemical study of ‘The Scream’ identifies moisture as the cause of its deterioration:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/science/chemical-analysis-of-the-scream-finds-moisture-is-reason-for-deterioration/2020/05/22/3b71f146-9b66-11ea-ac72-3841fcc9b35f_story.html

The wreck of JFK’s WWII patrol boat has been located:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/boat-salvaged-harlem-river-was-likely-commanded-john-f-kennedy-180975100/

More on Forrest Fenn’s treasure:

https://hyperallergic.com/570097/forrest-fenn-treasure-discovered-rocky-mountains/
================================================================
CURRENT EVENTS: STATUES AND THEIR LEGACIES
================================================================
A statue of Julius Caesar was vandalized in Flanders:

https://www.brusselstimes.com/all-news/belgium-all-news/116816/crook-julius-caesar-statue-vandalized-in-flanders/
https://www.rt.com/news/491886-caesar-statue-vandalized-belgium/

A reaction to the Colston statue thing:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-bristol-53112915
https://www.eastlothiancourier.com/news/national-news/18529404.thousands-raised-repair-vandalised-grave-enslaved-man-bristol/

A statue of Juan de Onate in Albuquerque was attacked by protestors and resulted in a shooting:

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53060704
https://www.abqjournal.com/1466626/one-man-shot-during-protest-in-old-town-albuquerque.html

A Confederate obelisk in Atlanta was taken down:

https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/19/us/decatur-square-confederate-monument-removed/index.html

… as was one of Albert Pike:

https://www.npr.org/sections/live-updates-protests-for-racial-justice/2020/06/20/881199628/protesters-fell-confederate-monument-in-d-c-provoking-trumps-fury

A Columbus statue in New Haven will be removed:

https://www.newhavenindependent.org/index.php/archives/entry/columbus_statue/#.Xuq5I8GoFOE.facebook

Egypt wants France to remove a statue of Champollion:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/06/egypt-archaeologists-call-france-removal-statue-racism.html

The Asian Art Museum in San Francisco is removing a bust of Avery Brundage:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/arts/design/avery-brundage-bust-asian-art-museum.html

The issues in West Virginia:

https://www.npr.org/2020/06/20/881017611/west-virginia-born-out-of-the-civil-war-grapples-with-confederate-monuments

Some background on Leopold II:

https://www.dw.com/en/the-real-history-of-belgiums-king-leopold-ii/av-53878433

Pondering the fate of the statue of Philip Schuyler in Albany:

https://dailygazette.com/article/2020/06/16/park-service-discouraging-relocated-schuyler-monument

The history of tearing down statues:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/tearing-down-statues-doesnt-erase-history-in-fact-history-is-full-of-destroyed-monuments

Criticizing Boris Johnson’s stand on the statues issue:

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/15/boris-johnson-romans-topple-statues-protesters

John Cleese weighed in on the issue, and met with some criticism:

https://medium.com/@glennrocess/no-john-cleese-you-cannot-compare-the-confederacy-to-ancient-greece-744c4089583e

Mary Beard ponders some busts/paintings she’s been studying:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/rogues-gallery/

… and the idea of heroes and villains:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/heroes-and-anti-heroes-in-one-man-there-are-many-men/

Perhaps semi-related was the find of a 14th century statue in a river in Spain:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/16/suspected-14th-century-statue-fished-out-of-river-in-spain
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/fisherman-discovers-700-year-old-statue-spanish-riverbed-180975114/

More on the calls (apparently) to demolish the pyramids:

https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2020/06/blm-black-lives-matter-activists-pyramids-george-floyd.html

Statue-related opeds (various views):

https://www.google.com/url?rct=j&sa=t&url=https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2020/06/statues_are_part_of_history.html
https://inews.co.uk/news/long-reads/black-lives-matter-protests-statues-reclaim-relics-slavery-empire-446597
https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2020/jun/18/lying-history-britain-statues-slave-trade
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/opinions/confederate-statues-monuments/
https://www.thetrumpet.com/blogs/62-richard-palmer/22536-the-real-reason-our-statues-are-under-attack
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/opinion/capitol-confederacy-statues.html
https://www.ancientworldmagazine.com/articles/context-matters/
================================================================
ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
================================================================
More on new dates for reindeer domestication:

https://www.folio.ca/reindeer-were-domesticated-much-earlier-than-previously-thought-new-study-suggests/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/8798-200615-arctic-reindeer-domestication

More on guinea pig domestication:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-beloved-guinea-pig.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/uoo-ord061520.php
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/06/200616100818.htm
================================================================
MUSEUM MATTERS
================================================================
Greek War of Independence:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/167791/the-national-archaeological-museum-celebrates-the-greek-war-of-independence-bicentennial/

Sunken Cities:

https://www.nbc12.com/2020/06/20/vmfa-host-egyptian-exhibit-about-sunken-cities/

Calls for the British Museum to document the UK’s role in the slave trade:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/14/bame-leaders-call-museum-set-up-document-uk-racist-legacy

Greek museums are reopening:

https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/40516-greek-museums-nationwide-reopening-to-the-public.html
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2020-06/19/c_139151084.htm

Egypt’s Hurghada Museum has reopened:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/88768/Egypt%E2%80%99s-Min-of-Tourism-Antiquities-reopen-Hurghada-Museum

Marking the Acropolis Museum’s 11th birthday:

https://news.gtp.gr/2020/06/16/acropolis-museum-turns-11-june-20/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2020/06/17/the-acropolis-museum-is-turning-11/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/253831/article/ekathimerini/whats-on/acropolis-museum-birthday–athens–june-20
https://www.ekathimerini.com/253748/article/ekathimerini/life/acropolis-museum-charging-half-price-admission-for-11th-anniversary
================================================================
THE TECHY SIDE
================================================================
Google technology reveals some new details in the Last Supper:

https://www.christianpost.com/news/new-google-technology-captures-never-before-seen-details-of-the-last-supper.html
================================================================
AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
================================================================
Christie’s removed four Greek and Roman antiquities from auction which were identified as having been looted:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jun/14/christies-withdraws-allegedly-looted-greek-and-roman-treasures
https://neoskosmos.com/en/167778/christies-removes-four-greek-and-roman-antiquities-which-are-believed-to-have-been-looted/
https://news.artnet.com/market/christies-pulls-looted-antiquities-auction-1886958

… and a related feature on Christos Tsirogiannis:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/06/16/the-greek-archaeologist-who-stopped-the-auction-of-looted-antiquities/

… and in a similar vein:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/auction-houses-accused-of-listing-looted-treasures-after-christie-s-withdraws-four-lots-over-illicit-excavations-claims-mfzcmb3bw

A George III watch is coming to auction:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2020/jun/18/george-iii-1m-gold-watch-star-of-sothebys-collection-sell-off

A portrait of Sultan Mehmet:

https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20200619-portrait-of-ottoman-sultan-to-be-auctioned-in-london/

That Van Gogh/Gaugin brothel letter fetched a nice price:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jun/17/van-gogh-and-gauguin-letter-brothel-visit-sells-210000
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-53077825

A photo of an iceberg which might have sunk the Titanic (!):

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/titanic-photograph-iceberg-captain-w-wood-ss-etonian-a9566991.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Lubeck:

https://www.dw.com/en/hanseatic-city-of-l%C3%BCbeck/av-53827388

Santorini:

https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/santorini-tourism-coronavirus/index.html

US Ghost towns:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/15/style/ghost-town-vacations.html

Iran:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/gallery/2020/jun/15/iran-beautiful-mosques-mausoleums-palaces-bbc-art-of-persia-in-pictures

Pondering whether tourism has come to an end:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/jun/18/end-of-tourism-coronavirus-pandemic-travel-industry
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
================================================================
Shakespeare in the Park will be on the radio this year:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/theater/shakespeare-park-richard-ii-radio.html

On filmmaker’s liking of 17th century England:

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2020/jun/15/why-modern-day-filmmakers-are-still-drawn-to-17th-century-england-fanny-lye-deliverd

================================================================
TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
================================================================
Art of Persia:

https://www.standard.co.uk/stayingin/tvfilm/the-art-of-persia-bbc-four-review-a4469371.html

Bettany Hughes on her ‘Greek Odyssey’ series:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/06/15/why-i-fell-in-love-with-greece-british-historian-filmmaker-explains/

Historic shipwrecks in the ‘Drain the Ocean’ series:

https://www.jacksonville.com/news/20200616/mandarins-historic-civil-war-shipwreck-leads-national-geographic-episode

More on the hype for Cleopatra’s tomb possibly being at Taposiris Magna (not):

http://english.ahram.org.eg/News/372221.aspx
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Vandals hit a monument in Apollonia:

https://greece.greekreporter.com/2020/06/14/vandals-destroy-magnificent-marble-columns-at-ancient-greek-city-in-albania/

A pair of guys who stole rare books from the Carnegie Library were sentenced:

https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/2-men-who-stole-rare-books-carnegie-library-sentenced-house-arrest-probation/UAKPQC424ZCVLMQFF5ZDKSGSXE/
https://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2020/06/19/carnegie-library-pittsburgh-rare-book-theft-sentencing/

An art detective was sent images of a stolen Van Gogh this week:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/18/arts/design/stolen-van-gogh-picture.html
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-53097980
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2020/jun/18/van-gogh-theft-dutch-police-investigate-photos-of-painting

Looting of antiquities is up, apparently, during lockdown times:

https://theconversation.com/looting-of-antiquities-has-increased-under-lockdown-heres-how-were-working-to-prevent-this-in-iraq-139528

More on that Spanish archaeologist who forged artifacts:

https://indianexpress.com/article/world/eliseo-gil-spanish-archeologist-jailed-forgery-6457491/
https://www.theolivepress.es/spain-news/2020/06/19/spanish-archaeologist-sentenced-to-more-than-two-years-in-prison-for-faking-finds-that-would-rewrite-history/
———-
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/

================================================================
REPATRIATION AND RECOVERY
================================================================
For some reason UNESCO mentioned a Roman/Thracian cavalry mask return which happened five years ago:

https://en.unesco.org/news/return-roman-thracian-helmet-and-mask

I think we mentioned this repatriation of a Naqada II era pot to Egypt from the Czech Republic:

http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/371856/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egypt-reclaims-,yearold-statue-from-Czech-Republic.aspx

A pile of artifacts and human remains were repatriated from the University of Calgary to Ecuador:

https://www.laprensalatina.com/trove-of-5000-year-old-artifacts-returns-to-ecuador/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/8799-200616-ecuador-artifacts-repatriated

Activists attempted to forcibly repatriate an item from the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/protesters-remove-african-artifact-exhibit-paris-museum-180975110/

OpEd on African repatriation:

https://qz.com/africa/1868754/how-to-bring-africas-artifacts-back-home-from-europes-museums/

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Studying the physical properties of some coins found in Volga Bulgaria:

https://phys.org/news/2020-06-tomography-coins-history-volga-bulgaria.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2020-06/kfu-tso061620.php

Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23nXX.html

… and the one which should appear later today (totally guessing at the url):

http://www.coinbooks.org/v23/club_nbs_esylum_v23nXXI.html
————————

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Michael Drosnin:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/19/books/michael-drosnin-dead.html

Robert H. Dyson:

https://www.archaeological.org/in-memoriam-robert-h-dyson-jr/

Paolo Ferri:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/20/arts/paolo-giorgio-dead.html

================================================================
AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
================================================================
Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/2973-audio-news-from-archaeologica-june-7-through-june-13-2020
================================================================
GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
================================================================
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/
================================================================
PODCASTS/VODCASTS
================================================================
Archaeosoup:

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
================================================================
EXPLORATOR is a free weekly newsletter bringing you the latest
news of archaeological finds, historical research and the like.
Various on-line news and magazine sources are scoured for news of
the ‘ancient world’ (broadly construed: practically anything relating
to archaeology or history up to a century or so ago is fair
game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
================================================================
Useful Addresses
================================================================
You can read Explorator online at:

https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/

Past issues of Explorator are also available on the web via our
groups.io page:

https://groups.io/g/explorator

To subscribe to Explorator, send a blank email message to:

explorator+subscribe@groups.io

To unsubscribe, send a blank email message to:

Unsubscribe: explorator+unsubscribe@groups.io

To send a ‘heads up’ to the editor or contact him for other
reasons:

rogueclassicist@gmail.com
================================================================
Explorator is Copyright (c) 2020 David Meadows. Feel free to
distribute these listings via email to your pals, students,
teachers, etc., but please include this copyright notice. These
links are not to be posted to any website by any means (whether
by direct posting or snagging from a usenet group or some other
email source) without my express written permission. I think it
is only right that I be made aware of public fora which are
making use of content gathered in Explorator. Thanks!
================================================================

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s