Explorator 24.23 ~ September 26, 2021

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, Terry Hinz, Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week(as always hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. the ‘e’ key on my keyboard seems to be dying and doing weird things; I think I caught most instrances, but some weirdness in spelling might remain …
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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150 000 years bp earrings from Morocco are the focus of a study on early non-verbal communication:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-earrings-yearbut-youre-ancient.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210922143305.htm
https://www.zmescience.com/research/earrings-arent-just-fashionable-theyre-also-a-form-of-communication/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/23/those-earrings-are-so-last-year/

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abi8620

A study has figured out why modern humans don’t have tails:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/science/how-humans-lost-their-tails.html

More on 200 000 years bp cavee art from a Tibetan cave:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/20/oldest-example-of-immobile-art-found-in-tibet/

More on making clothing in Morocco 120 000 years bp:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-hominin-handprint-art-tibetan-plateau
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-cat-fur-was-in-fashion-for-over-100-000-years-archaeologists-deduce-1.10225573
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/study-uncovers-invention-of-clothing-goes-back-120000-years-679978
https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/archaeologists-in-morocco-discover-oldest-bone-tools-for-clothesmaking
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/20/the-earliest-clothing-in-the-archaeological-record/

Feature on Black women working in the paleosciencs:

https://theplosblog.plos.org/2021/09/the-human-evolution-research-institute-challenging-traditional-narratives-and-fostering-a-new-generation-of-black-women-in-the-palaeosciences/
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AFRICA
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Marking the 180th anniversary of South Africa’s Jewish community:

https://www.jpost.com/diaspora/celebrating-180th-birthday-of-south-africas-jewish-community-680004
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A study of mummified cats is shedding light on ancient dyes:

https://hyperallergic.com/678360/can-mummified-cats-help-unravel-the-mysteries-of-ancient-dyes/

Feature on a talk Howard Carter gave on the discovery of Tut’s tomb:

https://www.theguardian.com/culture/2021/sep/22/howard-carter-gives-talk-about-discovery-of-tutankhamun-tomb-1923

More on the ‘ritual tools’ associated with Hathor from Kafr El-Sheikh:

https://www.livescience.com/ritualistic-artifacts-temple-of-the-pharoahs
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/40/423305/Heritage/Ancient-Egypt/Egyptian-archaeologists-unearth-collection-of-reli.aspx
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/ancient-religious-ritual-tools-unearthed-by-egyptian-archaeologists-680092
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10025025/Archaeologists-Egypts-Hill-Pharaohs-golden-eye-Ra-pillar-dedicated-Hathor.html
https://kawa-news.com/en/pharaohs-daily-rituals-revealed-in-new-archaeological-finds/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/2021/09/19/egypt-archaeologists-shed-light-on-ancient-religious-practices-at-hill-of-the-pharoahs/
https://cairoscene.com/Buzz/Pharaonic-Tools-for-Religious-Ritual-Unearthed-in-Kafr-El-Sheikh
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/ritualistic-tools-found-egypt-temple-of-the-pharaohs-1234604845/
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/20/ritualistic-tools-discovered-at-tel-al-fara-in-egypt/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-egyptian-tools-used-in-worship-of-the-goddess-hathor-discovered-180978744/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10006-210920-egypt-ritual-temple

Restoration of the Mohammad Ali Mosque will soon be complete:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/107978/Restoration-of-Mohammad-Ali-Mosque-to-be-completed-in-a

Feature on the 7000 years bp Qoli Darvish Hill in Qom:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465231/7-000-year-old-hill-represents-Qom-s-civilization-and-culture

Somewhat vague item on evidence for ‘prehistoric’ metalworking at Tepe Kuzechi in Iran’s Zanjan province:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465346/Archaeological-survey-finds-traces-of-metalworking-in-northwest

A survey of the region around Masouleh in northern Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465395/Discoveries-cast-new-light-on-history-of-life-near-Masouleh

Achaemenid inscriptions on Mount Rahmat near Perspolis:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465317/Important-bas-relief-carvings-discovered-near-Persepolis

Feature on Hyrcania:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465276/Hyrcania-a-fertile-land-with-rich-turbulent-history

Assorted structures from West Azarbaijan have been restored:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/465308/80-aging-monuments-being-restored-in-West-Azarbaijan

Latest Urartian finds from the Cavustepe Castle dig:

https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/urartian-graves-reveal-new-burial-customs-in-eastern-turkey/news

A blacksmithing shop is among the finds from various periods (?) from Sillyon:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/blacksmithing-workshop-discovered-in-ancient-city-of-sillyon-167980

More on the Hittite ‘ancestor’ of Mediterranean mosaics being found at Yozgat:

https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210926-ancestor-of-mediterranean-mosaics-discovered-in-turkey

Featuree on Mount Nemrut:

https://www.dailysabah.com/gallery/sunrise-stargazing-and-massive-stone-heads-at-turkeys-mt-nemrut/images

Feature on some ‘unique’ tombstones from Hasankeyf (date?):

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/tombstones-found-in-hasankeyf-unique-168032

More on life-size camel reliefs in Saudi Arabia dating to Neolithic times:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-9992791/Life-size-camel-carvings-Saudi-Arabia-TWICE-age-Stonehenge.html
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/ancient-saudi-arabian-camel-carvings-are-actually-older-than-stonehenge-and-the-pyramids-of-giza-2012754
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/47590/20210925/camel-carvings-al-jawf-saudi-arabia-8000-years-old.htm
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/life-size-camel-sculptures-in-saudi-arabia-are-older-than-stonehenge-pyramids-of-giza-180978693/

Hasmonean and Second Temple era finds from Itamar:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2021/09/20/the-land-is-speaking-samarian-dig-turns-up-hasmonean-era-artifacts/

Plenty of coverage for a controversial study suggesting a town in Jordan (being connected to Sodom by the authors) was destroyed by a cosmic outburst:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-evidence-cosmic-impact-ancient-city.html
https://www.sc.edu/uofsc/posts/2021/09/09_conversation_explosion.php
https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/september/sodom-meteor-biblical-archaeology-tall-el-hammam-airburst.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/did-the-destruction-of-this-middle-bronze-age-city-inspire-the-story-of-sodom-679997
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/meteor-destroyed-sodom-tell-el-hammam-valley-archaeologists-believe-c2fjvn0vv
https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/sep-25-bronze-age-town-destroyed-by-meteor-global-warming-makes-animals-shapeshift-and-more-1.6187428/ancient-jordanian-town-destroyed-by-a-meteor-blast-may-have-inspired-biblical-stories-scientists-say-1.6187436
https://news.yahoo.com/forget-meteor-talking-biblical-rape-090727328.html
https://www.realclearscience.com/articles/2021/09/21/a_giant_space_rock_demolished_an_ancient_middle_eastern_city_795301.html
https://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/tunguskatype-cosmic-explosion-may-have-destroyed-ancient-city-inspiring-bible-story/
https://theconversation.com/a-giant-space-rock-demolished-an-ancient-middle-eastern-city-and-everyone-in-it-possibly-inspiring-the-biblical-story-of-sodom-167678
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/destruction-of-city-by-space-rock-may-have-inspired-biblical-story-of-sodom-180978734/

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41598-021-97778-3

4000 years bp finds from Erbil (Kurdistan):

https://www.kurdistan24.net/en/story/25637-PHOTOS:-Clay-artifacts-found-at-Erbil-archaeological-site-with-items-nearly-6,000-years-old

Feature on the Abu Saiba mound site and the Tylos culture in Bahrain:

https://www.newsofbahrain.com/index.php

More on another possibility for the purpose of Qumran:

https://www.biblical archaeology.org/daily/qumrans-true-purpose-discovered/

Feature on the sunken Neolithic Atlit Yam site:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/atlit-yam-the-sunken-neolithic-settlement/141434

Feature on celebrations of Sukkot some 2000 years bp:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/how-did-jews-celebrate-sukkot-2000-years-ago-archaeology-offers-answers-679833

Feature on what Jerusalem looked like 2500 years bp:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/what-did-biblical-jerusalem-look-like-some-2500-years-ago-680116

Feature on ‘royal illness’ in the Bible:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2021/09/royal-illness

More on that mass grave of Crusaders in Lebanon:

https://www.livescience.com/mass-grave-of-christian-crusaders
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/crusader-mass-grave-in-lebanon-sheds-light-on-cruelty-of-medieval-warfare-680138
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/mass-graves-of-13th-century-crusaders-reveal-brutality-of-medieval-warfare-180978712/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10005-210920-lebanon-crusader-graves

Israeli forces ‘sealed off’ the site of Sebastia:

https://english.wafa.ps/Pages/Details/126180
https://imemc.org/article/soldiers-close-archeological-area-in-sebastia/

Some folks descended into the ‘Well of Hell’ sinkhole in Yemen:

https://www.livescience.com/well-of-hell-sinkhole-yemen-descent
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This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

https://thisweekintheancientneareast.podbean.com/
https://imemc.org/article/soldiers-close-archeological-area-in-sebastia/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Important Mycenean finds from Achaia (Italian coverage):

https://www.ilfriuli.it/articolo/tendenze/archeologia-scoperti-i-confini-del-regno-di-micene-narrati-da-omero/13/251614
https://friulisera.it/archeologia-nuove-scoperte-sulla-geografia-dei-palazzi-micenei-risultati-della-decima-campagna-uniud-sulla-necropoli-di-eghion/

2400 years bp dwellings of ‘common townsfolk’ from Miletos:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/2400-year-old-homes-unearthed-in-turkey-focus-on-common-folk

A 2000 years bp oil amphora from a Swiss riverbed:

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/ancient-oil-amphora-found-in-swiss-riverbed/46975456

Remains of a Hellenistic settlement at Laino Borgo (Italian):

https://ecodellojonio.it/articoli/attualita/2021/09/laino-borgo-gli-scavi-archeologici-portano-alla-luce-una-comunita-ellenistica

Windfarm construction in Lincolnshire revealed a Roman villa site (among other things):

https://www.grimsbytelegraph.co.uk/news/grimsby-news/roman-villa-hidden-more-2000-5949497

Recent finds from the dig at the Carlisle Roman bath structure:

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19600982.excavation-carlisle-roman-bathhouse-uncovers-fascinating-finds/

The Bergama amphitheatre was revealed to have ‘box seats’:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/exclusive-lodges-found-in-turkeys-colosseum-168085
http://www.ecns.cn/hd/2021-09-23/detail-iharfcwm3129419.shtml

There’s apparently a massive quarry (just opened to the public) beneath the Temple of Claudius near the Colosseum:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/707/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/707/pub/707/page/59/article/212215

Amateur divers in Spain came across a nice hoard of Roman gold coins:

https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-09-24/amateur-divers-find-perfectly-preserved-roman-treasure-in-spain.html
https://elpais.com/cultura/2021-09-21/dos-aficionados-descubren-bajo-el-mar-un-tesoro-romano-escondido-de-los-barbaros.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10020389/Amateur-freedivers-discover-53-perfectly-preserved-Roman-gold-coins-coast-Alicante.html
http://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/roman-coins-spain-divers-scli-intl-scn/index.html
https://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/amateur-divers-discover-enormously-valuable-hoard-of-roman-coins-1.5597599
https://murciatoday.com/javea_divers_find_one_of_the_largest_collections_of_roman_gold_coins_in_europe_1650671-a.html
https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-09-24/amateur-divers-find-perfectly-preserved-roman-treasure-in-spain.html
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/snorkellers-find-hoard-of-roman-gold-coins-rkz8t0npm

A 1600 years bp fountain from Istanbul:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/1600-year-old-fountain-discovered-in-istanbul-680301
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2021-09/24/content_77772870.htm

Inscriptions are shedding light on earthquakes in Tripolis (Turkey):

https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/epigraphs-shed-light-on-earthquakes-in-turkeys-ancient-city-of-tripolis/2373548

A study of Etruscan origins (mostly DNA based):

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-legacy-etruscans.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210924182513.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/928823
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/MAGAZINE-who-were-the-etruscans-dna-study-solves-origin-mystery-1.10236713

A study of millstones and other bakery-related technology from Volubilis:

https://news.utexas.edu/2021/09/21/roman-era-mixers-and-millstones-made-with-geology-in-mind/
https://phys.org/news/2021-09-roman-eramixers-millstonesmade-geology-mind.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210921140124.htm
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/22/roman-era-mixers-and-millstones-made-with-geology-in-mind/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10009-210922-morocco-roman-volubilis

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abi7673

Study suggests that Roman resource overexploitation contributed to the abandonment of Zita (Tripolitana) in the third century CE:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-roman-resource-exploitation-urban-collapse.html

The find of a Roman villa at Rossett is causing speculation there might be more Roman remains to be found:

https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/roman-villa-found-buried-under-21611784

Ongoing concerns for Leptis Magna:

https://www.bangkokpost.com/world/2187883/jewel-of-roman-empire-lies-neglected-in-libya-chaos
https://www.modernghana.com/news/1106853/jewel-of-roman-empire-lies-neglected-in-libya-chao.html

An online conference discussing the antiquities from the Venizelos Station:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1168485/international-forum-on-venizelos-station-antiquities/

More on the recent finds in Palaikastro Bay:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/21/underwater-research-completed-in-palaikastro-bay/

More on diet differences at Herculaneum:

https://www.inverse.com/culture/eat-like-a-roman

Major feature on Hobby Lobby’s lawsuit with Dirk Obbink:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/arts/design/hobby-lobby-lawsuit-dirk-obbink.html

Madeline Miller on the Aeneid:

https://octavian.substack.com/p/madeline-miller-on-the-aeneid

Mary Beard on art collecting matters:

https://www.tatler.com/article/mary-beard-classical-busts-new-status-symbol

Someone has written Star Wars as epic poetry:

https://gizmodo.com/the-odyssey-of-star-wars-turns-the-original-trilogy-int-1847738612

Another feature on concerns regarding Acropolis renovations:

https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-09-03/acropolis

Feature on some students who were involved in the dig that found that well preserved burial at Pompeii:

https://dornsife.usc.edu/news/stories/3550/students-discover-preserved-pompeii-skeleton/

Time Team is at Banburyshire looking at a Roman villa:

https://www.banburyguardian.co.uk/heritage-and-retro/heritage/time-team-arrives-in-banburyshire-this-week-to-begin-excavating-the-site-of-a-huge-roman-villa-discovered-on-the-broughton-castle-estate-3391288

Feature on slavery in ancient Greece:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/slavery-ancient-greece-life-society/

Feature on ancient Greek religion:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/guide-ancient-greek-religion-gods-deities-myth-legend/

Feature on Tartessos:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/tartessos-casas-del-turunuelo

Feature on assorted ‘influential’ ancient Greeks:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/guide-famous-influential-ancient-greeks/

Feature on ancient Greek warfare:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/greek-warfare-battles-hoplites/

Feature on women in Ancient Greece:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/women-lives-work-ancient-greece/

Feature on Hippocrates:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/medicine-ancient-greece-hippocrates-oath-humours/

Features on the Battle of Salamis:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/battle-salamis-480-bc-facts-what-happened-who-won/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/09/22/on-this-day-in-480-bc-greece-wins-the-battle-of-salamis-2/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/22/archaeological-finds-battle-of-salamis/

Feature on the Battle of Thermopylae:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/ancient-greece-history-guide-battle-thermopylae-300-spartans-last-stand-leonidas-xerxes/

Feature on Plato:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/magazine/searching-for-plato-with-my-7-year-old.html

Feature on Roman music:

https://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/music-for-romans-32268/

Feature on Herodotus:

https://www.livescience.com/who-was-herodotus

Feature on ancient Crete:

https://www.argophilia.com/news/in-search-of-keftiu-the-shimmery-new-explanation/229779/

Feature on some iconic ancient Greek buildings:

https://mymodernmet.com/ancient-greek-classical-architecture-examples/

Feature on Hades and Persephone:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2021/09/21/dialogue/opinion/the-romanticisation-of-hades-and-persephone/

Feature on pandemics and ancient Greek wars:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/22/how-a-pandemic-affected-ancient-greek-wars/

Feature on Greco-Roman finds from Myra over the years:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/26/greek-gods-and-mortals-come-to-life-in-terracotta-figurines/

Feature on Hadrianopolis:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/21/why-was-the-ancient-greek-city-of-hadrianopolis-abandoned/

Feature on ancient Greek oracles:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/24/what-questions-did-ancient-greeks-ask-the-oracles/

Feature on ancient Greek pets:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/19/snakes-apes-and-ferrets-the-ancient-greek-love-of-pets/

Feature on the statue of Zeus at Olympia:

https://www.grunge.com/610341/the-untold-truth-of-the-statue-of-zeus-at-olympia/

Feature on what social media would be for the Ancient Greeks:

https://www.stratfordobserver.co.uk/news/music-for-romans-32268/

Feature on race and imperialism in Ancient Rome:

https://blog.oup.com/2021/09/an-empire-of-many-colours-race-and-imperialism-in-ancient-rome/

Feature on the use of the ancient world by the far right:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/modern/classics-racial-hatred-how-far-right-hijacked-ancient-greco-roman-world/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-92321
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Roman Archaeology Blog:

http://romanarc.blogspot.com/

Rogueclassicism:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Earliest Upper Paleolithic remains in Europe from Bacho Kiro Cave suggests migrating humans had to deal with cold climatee:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-early-homo-sapiens-groups-europe.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210922143250.htm
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/928788
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/first-modern-humans-in-europe-spread-despite-howling-ice-age-cold-1.10231906
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/early-humans-in-europe-endured-very-cold-climates-researchers-find-680267
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/23/early-homo-sapiens-groups-in-europe-faced-subarctic-climates/

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abi4642

Evidence of 14 000 years bp nomadic hunters from Bradgate Park:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-leicestershire-58653988

Remains of a 10 000 years bp chocolate flint mine from Poland:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/archaeologists-discover-chocolate-flint-mine-from-prehistoric-period/141487

A trio of medieval burial vaults from a church in Bruges:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62282

A Slavic hillfort site in Poland has yielded a pile of medieval finds:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/slavic-stronghold-reveals-hundreds-of-artefacts-from-the-middle-ages/141465
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62319

A medieval rock-lined burial associated with the San Bernabe Hermitage in Spain (I think we mentioned this):

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-excavation-hispano-visigothic-grave-ojo-guarea.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10001-210919-spain-hermitage-burial

More on the 125 years bp shipwreck revealed by calm water in Sheringham:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-norfolk-58669944

More on finds associated with Scotland’s earliest railway:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-58624721
https://www.scotsman.com/heritage-and-retro/heritage/railway-history-rewritten-after-hidden-tracks-discovered-in-east-lothian-3390028
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10004-210920-scotland-wooden-railway

More on the 6th century gold hoard found by a metal detectorist in Denmark:

https://www.livescience.com/gold-hoard-sixth-century-denmark
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/iron-age-gold-hoard-discovered-in-denmark-680280

Possible remains of interest from Dublin relating to the burial of Robert Emmet:

https://www.irishtimes.com/news/ireland/irish-news/remains-found-in-dublin-adds-intrigue-to-search-for-robert-emmet-s-grave-1.4679218

Feature on a dig at a Walthamstow secondary school which has found artifacts ranging over 3000 years:

https://www.guardian-series.co.uk/news/19596679.unearthing-3-000-years-history-walthamstow-secondary-school/

Feature on Viking shipbuilding:

https://www.rawstory.com/viking-ship/

Feature on the White Horse of Uffington:

https://daily.jstor.org/whence-the-white-horse-of-uffington/

Feature on the sunken town of Dunwich:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/the-sunken-town-of-dunwich/141499

Feature on St Catherine’s Hill:

https://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/19604602.heritage-st-catherines-hill—winchesters-iron-age-predecessor/

Feature on Doggerland:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/archaeologists-to-bring-the-prehistoric-landscape-of-doggerland-to-life/141454

Remains of a V2 rocket from a field in Kent:

https://www.the-sun.com/news/3724789/nazi-german-terror-rocket-discovery-kent-england/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/archaeologists-dig-in-landing-sites-of-german-v2-rockets-680277
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Archaeology in Europe News:

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

Medievalists.net:

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

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Feature on the Terracotta Warriors:

https://mymodernmet.com/terracotta-warriors-infographic/

… related:

https://daijiworld.com/news/newsDisplay?newsID=874395

Feature on the Da Qin Christian monastery in Shaanxi:

https://www.bbc.com/reel/video/p09wrvcy/the-surprising-location-of-an-ancient-christian-mon

A 3000 years bp burial of a wealthy woman (Karasuk culture) from Siberia:

https://siberiantimes.com/other/others/news/siberian-lady-of-the-rings-rich-bronze-age-burial-reveals-stunning-set-of-funeral-jewellery/

Feature on decimal use in Japan some 2000 years bp:

https://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/14437190

A Megalithic eria Menhir from Basrur:

https://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Mangalore/menhir-from-megalithic-period-found-in-basrur/article36561518.ece
https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/mangaluru/megalithic-menhir-found-at-basrur/articleshow/86376572.cms

Chola palace remains unearthed at Gangaikondacholapuram

https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/tamil-nadu/chola-palace-remains-unearthed-at-gangaikondacholapuram/article36660632.ece

A possible medieval ‘treasure trove’ from Uttar Pradesh:

https://www.outlookindia.com/website/story/india-news-mcd-engineer-who-discovered-dara-shukohs-grave-stumbles-upon-a-possible-medieval-era-treasure-trove-in-up/395706

Archaeologists are looking for sites in Puri’s Jagannath Mandir:

https://www.news18.com/news/india/archaeologists-metal-detectors-hunt-lost-treasure-jagannath-mandir-puri-4220360.html

More on those 7200 years bp Toalean culture remains from Indonesia:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/ancient-toalean-dna/

Feature on trade along the Silk Road:

https://www.history.com/news/silk-road-trade-goods
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Rio Tinto is accused of providing false information to a parliamentary inquiry:

https://nit.com.au/rio-tinto-accused-of-providing-false-information-to-parliamentary-inquiry/

More on the shell artifacts from a Murray River site:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-rare-artefacts-murray-river.html
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-09-22/rare-shells-discovery-reveals-aboriginal-technology/100479600
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10003-210919-australia-shell-artifacts
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NORTH AMERICA
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Some human footprints from White Sands National Park in New Mexico have been dated to 23 000 years bp:

https://news.arizona.edu/story/earliest-evidence-human-activity-found-americas
https://phys.org/news/2021-09-earliest-evidence-human-americas.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210923161340.htm
https://www.livescience.com/earliest-conclusive-evidence-found-of-humans-in-the-new-world
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/.premium-clovis-debunked-footprints-show-humans-in-america-23-000-years-ago-1.10235486
https://www.timesofisrael.com/new-mexico-footprints-show-humans-walked-in-north-america-some-23000-years-ago/
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/researchers-find-oldest-evidence-of-human-presence-in-americas-680298
https://theconversation.com/fossil-footprints-prove-humans-populated-the-americas-thousands-of-years-earlier-than-we-thought-168426
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/23/science/ancient-footprints-ice-age.html
https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/23/americas/footprints-humans-arrive-in-north-america-scn/index.html
https://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-58638854
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/23/human-footprints-oldest-north-america
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/human-footprints-new-mexico-america-b1926115.html
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/706/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/706/pub/706/page/59/article/211871
https://www.nbcnews.com/science/science-news/fossil-footprints-show-humans-north-america-21000-years-ago-rcna2169
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/humans-existed-earlier-ancient-fossil-research/
https://www.wpr.org/ancient-footprints-show-humans-lived-americas-earlier-once-thought
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/archaeologists-find-oldest-known-human-footprints-in-the-americas/141495
https://www.zmescience.com/science/archaeology/23000-year-old-ghost-tracks-show-humans-arrived-in-the-americas-much-earlier-than-thought/
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-02597-1
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/fossil-footprints-challenge-theory-when-people-first-arrived-americas
https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/footprint-discovery-hints-at-humans-in-the-americas-more-than-20-000-years-ago/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/footprint-study-is-best-evidence-yet-that-humans-lived-in-ice-age-north-america-180978757/

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/science.abg7586

A Peguis First Nation burial with evidence of tuberculosis from Lockport, Manitoba:

https://winnipeg.ctvnews.ca/historic-human-remains-found-at-dam-site-peguis-first-nation-chief-1.5592018

Latest finds from a dig at the Fort Raleigh National Historic site on Roanoke Island:

https://coastalreview.org/2021/09/latest-dig-yields-new-clues-at-fort-raleigh-historic-site/

A ‘mysterious’ 1691 coin from an Underground Railroad dig in Maryland:

https://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/national/article254381998.html

… while a dig at an Underground Railroad site in Ithaca is getting under way:

https://ithacavoice.com/2021/09/excavation-begins-to-uncover-more-of-ithacas-underground-railroad-history/

550 African American graves located in Lewes:

https://www.wboc.com/story/44816005/550-african-american-graves-possibly-discovered-in-lewes

Concerns for a Weybridge cemetery:

https://addisonindependent.com/news/creek-unsettles-dead-weybridge

Plans for a survey of the Dorthy Quincy Homestead in Quincy:

https://www.patriotledger.com/story/news/2021/09/21/archaeological-survey-planned-dorothy-quincy-homestead/5797812001/

Plans to find remains of a buried fort on Clemson’s campus:

https://gsabusiness.com/news/education/81112/

A missing tombstone in Michigan was apparently being used as a marble slab to make fudge:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/us/gravestone-returned-after-missing-150-years-trnd/index.html

Dendrochronology provides evidence for a major 18th century tsunami that hit the Pacific Northwest:

https://www.wired.com/story/the-long-lost-tale-of-an-18th-century-tsunami-as-told-by-trees/

More on the burned layer at Jamestown being linked to Bacon’s Rebellion:

https://www.dailypress.com/virginiagazette/va-vg-jamestown-rediscovery-bacons-rebellion-0916-20210917-4uw7agvjjvg3blllbhvoccic7i-story.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10017199/Charred-remains-Jamestown-church-burned-1676-Bacons-Rebellion-discovered.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10002-210919-virginia-bacons-rebellion

Another feature suggesting humans weren’t responsible for the extinction of woolly mammoths:

https://www.wwno.org/npr-news/2021-09-21/humans-may-not-have-hunted-woolly-mammoths-to-extinction-those-thousands-of-years-ago

Feature on New York’s African Theatre:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/theater/african-grove-theater.html

Review of Ellis and Wood’s recent books on the establishment of the US:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/books/review/the-cause-joseph-j-ellis-power-liberty-gordon-s-wood.html

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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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Gas work in Peru revealed an 800 years bp burial of eight people with assorted grave items:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-gas-pipe-workers-year-old-bodies.html
https://www.france24.com/en/live-news/20210922-gas-pipe-workers-find-800-year-old-bodies-in-peru
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/62310
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10012-210922-peru-chilca-tomb

Eight 600 years bp Musica jars full of emeralds and other items from a site in Colombia:

https://www.livescience.com/ceramic-jars-emeralds-found-temple-el-dorado
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10011-210922-colombia-muisca-temple

A study suggests the Campana Maya Pyramid in El Salvador was built from volcanic materials:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-ancient-mayans-built-pyramid-partly.html
https://www.livescience.com/mayan-pyramid-from-volcano
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/mayans-returning-to-volcano-blasted-land-built-a-pyramid-from-its-rock-1.10232413
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/article/how-a-pyramid-rose-from-the-ashes-of-a-colossal-volcanic-eruption
https://www.sciencealert.com/giant-pyramid-built-by-the-maya-was-made-from-rock-spewed-by-a-volcano
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/the-maya-built-this-monumental-pyramid-out-of-volcanic-rock-180978745/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10008-210922-el-salvador-volcano

A study of musical instruments in South America suggests population relationships:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-south-american-musical-instruments-population.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/928778
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/22/south-american-musical-instruments-reflect-population-relationships/

The ancient contours of Teotihuacan influence modern development, apparently:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-modern-contours-ancient-teotihuacan.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210920173156.htm
https://www.sciencealert.com/modern-day-mexico-follows-the-contours-of-this-ancient-city
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-engineers-moved-land-and-bent-rivers-to-build-teotihuacan-180978735/

A study of architectural ‘individuality’ among Maya rulers:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-maya-rulers-personal-monumental-complexes.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/maya-rulers-left-their-mark-on-monumental-complexes/141461

Feature on Janequeo:

https://www.elmostrador.cl/braga/2021/09/21/janequeo-la-juana-de-arco-de-la-araucania-la-primera-mujer-lonco-que-derroto-numerosas-tropas-espanolas-por-la-libertad-del-pueblo-mapuche/
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Some newly-conserved 17th century Armenian paintings have ben installed in the King’s Dining Room at Windsor:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/735/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/735/pub/735/page/24/article/222541

Feature on the Lycia-Kas Underwater Art Park:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/lost-lycian-artifacts-to-be-exhibited-underwater-168115

Feature on ancient Greece’s influence on Dante:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/24/how-ancient-greece-shaped-thought-dante/

Feature on numerous female body parts named after men for some reason:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/science/anatomy-women-reproduction-epoynms.html

… related:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/science/pudendum-women-anatomy.html

Feature on writing biographies:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/slippery-art-of-biography-essay-craig-brown/

Figuring out a ‘mysterious light’ (a supernova) observed in the 12th century:

https://www.newsweek.com/scientists-solve-centuries-long-mystery-light-early-astronomers-white-dwarfs-supernova-1630699

Pondering Jacobus Vrel’s influence on Vermeer:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/did-this-mysterious-dutch-painter-inspire-vermeer

Feature on the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece:

https://multimedia.scmp.com/infographics/culture/article/3149368/ghent-altarpiece/index.html

Feature on how women artists see their subjects:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/arts/women-artists.html

Picasso’s daughter settled a tax issue with some paintings:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/picasso-daughter-inheritance-tax-artworks-1234604508/

Feature on a recently-discovered manuscript revealing a dispute Newton had:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/lost-disputation-isaac-newton-essay-dmitri-levitin-scott-mandelbrote/

Pondering the ‘Heroine’s Journey’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/books/maria-tatar-heroine-with-1001-faces.html

A project to prove Christopher Columbus was actually some guy name Pedro Madruga:

https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2021/09/25/researchers-seek-to-prove-christopher-columbus-was-in-fact-galician-pedro-madruga/

A study of medieval gunpowder recipes:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-medieval-gunpowder-recipes.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210922121347.htm

cf: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsomega.1c03380

Of possible interest are some 100 000 years bp elephant footprints from Spain:

https://english.elpais.com/usa/2021-09-23/how-neanderthals-and-giant-animals-walked-side-by-side-on-spains-southern-coast.html
https://www.euroweeklynews.com/2021/09/21/archaeologists-discover-100000-year-old-fossilised-elephant-footprints-in-spain/

Feature on volcanoes that affected humans:

https://elpais.com/ciencia/2021-09-21/los-volcanes-que-cambiaron-la-historia-de-la-humanidad-krakatoa-santorini-eyjafjallajokull-vesubio.html

On the possibility of more government oversight of the antiquities trade:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/antiquities-trade-should-prepare-for-more-government-oversight

On Martial Arts storytelling and The Water Margin:

https://www.scmp.com/lifestyle/entertainment/article/3149074/what-wuxia-storytelling-owes-water-margin-martial-arts

Feature on the cruelest people in Russian history:

https://bigthink.com/politics-current-affairs/worst-cruelest-people-russian-history/

On Cecil Rhodes and his 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 Charles Mills:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/opinion/charles-w-mills-dead.html

More on the progress of Notre Dame restoration:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/21/safety-works-on-notre-dame-have-been-completed/

More on that missing Baroque painting hiding in plain sight in a US church:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/baroque-masterpiece-spent-six-decades-hidden-in-plain-sight-180978718/

Review of Tomb Jones, *George Berkeley*:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/george-berkeley-philosophical-life-tom-jones-book-review/

Review of Paul Offt, *You Bet Your Life*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/books/review/you-bet-your-life-paul-offitt.html

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CURRENT EVENTS:
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The National Cathedral is replacing its Confederate stained-glass windows:

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/national-cathedral-picks-black-artist-replace-confederate-stained-glass-windows-n1279951
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/kerry-james-marshall-windows-national-cathedral-1234604709/

Alabama is removing racist language from its constitution:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/19/us/alabama-constitution-racist.html

That Robert E Lee statue was replaced with one devoted to Emancipation and Freedom:

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/22/1039333919/new-emancipation-statue-richmond-virginia-monument
https://www.blackenterprise.com/virginia-capital-unveils-monument-marking-the-end-of-slavery-after-removing-confederate-statue/?test=prebid

… related OpEd:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/25/opinion/robert-e-lee-monument-american-history.html

Antiquities in Afghanistan are apparently under threat, e.g., thee Gereshk fort:

https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/asia/2021/09/24/afghanistan-antiquities-suffering-under-taliban-rule-as-gereshk-fort-damaged/

More on the Taliban searching for the Bactrian Treasure:

https://www.livescience.com/taliban-takeover-afghanistan-treasure
https://www.hindustantimes.com/world-news/taliban-are-after-bactrian-gold-treasure-it-has-an-indian-connect-101632026306958.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-10022093/Taliban-thugs-launch-hunt-priceless-Bactrian-Treasure-hoard.html
https://tolonews.com/afghanistan-174764

… related:

https://www.dawn.com/news/1648529
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ANIMAL AND PLANT DOMESTICATIONS
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DNA suggests there was long-distance trade involved with Siberian dogs in medieval times:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-early-long-distance-links-siberian-dogs.html
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2021/09/ancient-humans-traded-dogs-for-their-usefulness/141492
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10010-210922-siberia-dog-trade

On the history of chocolate, tomatoes, and potatoes:

https://www.npr.org/2021/09/21/1039153054/if-you-love-potatoes-tomatoes-or-chocolate-thank-indigenous-latin-american-cultu
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Ushabtis:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/ancient-egypts-ushabti-figures-open-to-visitors-167983
https://www.trtworld.com/life/ready-for-calls-of-duty-of-gods-egyptian-ushabti-statuettes-in-turkey-50088

Rosetti:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/rossetti-paints-us-a-not-so-pretty-picture

Morozov collection:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/preview/paris-for-blockbuster

Pompeii:

https://triblive.com/aande/museums/2000-year-old-artifacts-unveiled-for-pompeii-the-exhibition-at-carnegie-science-center/
https://www.heraldstandard.com/entertainment/local/pompeii-exhibit-coming-to-carnegie-science-center/article_5d3b2fe6-0f89-5be2-a979-a5876f5370ca.html
https://www.wpxi.com/news/top-stories/2000-year-old-artifacts-unveiled-pompeii-exhibition-carnegie-science-center/4E46G4YWHVCF5AF726O72LJQO4/

Unpublished Alaska:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/trove-of-unseen-photos-documents-indigenous-culture-in-1920s-alaska-180978713/

Nero:

https://www.churchtimes.co.uk/articles/2021/24-september/books-arts/visual-arts/visual-arts-nero-the-man-behind-the-myth-at-the-british-museum

Birth of Modern Greece:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2021/09/21/life/paris-athens-the-birth-of-modern-greece-1675-1919-at-the-louvre/
https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/21/louvre-celebrates-greek-independence-new-exhibition/

Gold of the Great Steppe:

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2021/sep/23/gold-of-the-great-steppe-review-fitzwilliam-cambridge-barbarians
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-cambridgeshire-58487544

Under the Light of Apollo:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1168417/under-the-light-of-apollo-the-louvre-in-delphi-exhibition-opens/

The Superb Baroque show at the National Gallery was cancelled:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/comment/the-cancelling-of-the-genoese-art-loan-show-superb-baroque-is-a-sad-day-for-the-national-gallery

The Met is selling items to raise funds:

https://www.artnews.com/art-news/market/metropolitan-museum-of-art-deaccessioning-multiples-1234604319/

Korean Ceramics:

https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2021/09/24/benaki-museum-exhibition-ceramics-from-korea/

The Humboldt Forum is dealing with colonialism concerns:

https://www.dw.com/en/humboldt-forum-tackles-colonial-issue-with-new-museums/a-59249590
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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Panama and Mexico were trying to halt an auction of some pre-Colombian items in Germany:

https://www.plenglish.com/index.php?o=rn&id=71927&SEO=panama-claims-archaeological-pieces-to-be-auctioned
https://www.dw.com/en/looted-art-mexico-panama-protest-munich-house-auction/a-59248908
https://elpais.com/mexico/2021-09-21/mexico-reclama-74-piezas-prehispanicas-subastadas-en-alemania.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/mexican-government-halt-sale-pre-columbian-artifacts-germany-1234604280/

… which was probably part of this auction, which did go ahead:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/german-auction-of-latin-american-antiquities-goes-ahead-but-many-works-fail-to-sell

… while Italy cancelled an auction at Mexico’s request:

https://mexiconewsdaily.com/news/italy-halts-auction-of-archaeological-artifacts-on-mexicos-request/
https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2021/09/mexico-thanks-italy-for-preventing-auction-of-archaeological-pieces/

A nice price for a Charles I coin minting in Oxford:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-58655402

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Study suggests a rare gene might have helped early humans to survive scarcity:

https://www.upi.com/Science_News/2021/09/24/hgh-GHRd3-scarcity-ancient-humans/5691632508150/

DNA is shedding light on thee ‘Segorbe Giant’ and his ancestry, which is more complex than previously thought:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-ancient-dna-analysis-dark-event.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/929372
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210923115624.htm
https://www.livescience.com/ancient-bones-reveal-japanese-ancestery.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/japanese-ancestors-came-from-three-ancient-groups-180978725/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10007-210921-japan-kofun-migrants

What DNA reveals about Polynesian migrations:

https://phys.org/news/2021-09-island-hopping-genetics-reveal-humans-remote.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210923115624.htm
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2021/sep/22/genetics-reveal-how-humans-island-hopped-to-settle-remote-pacific
https://arstechnica.com/science/2021/09/new-genomic-analysis-sorts-out-when-polynesians-reached-which-islands/

More on humans ‘rarely’ mating with their cousins some 45 000 years bp:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2021/09/210914124950.htm

More on the ‘tripartite origins’ of the Japanese population:

https://www.science.org/doi/epdf/10.1126/sciadv.abh2419
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THE TECHY SIDE
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An interactive 3d model of a site in Hull is apparently useful for finding other things:

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/history/interactive-3d-model-shows-what-5939645

… related on the dig:

https://www.hulldailymail.co.uk/news/hull-east-yorkshire-news/fascinating-finds-hulls-biggest-ever-5964088

Using AI to analyze Maori stone artifacts:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/science/126450943/ai-being-used-to-analyse-thousands-of-mori-stone-artefacts-languishing-in-storerooms-around-nz

A facial recreation of Queen Tiye:

https://www.albawaba.com/entertainment/queen-tiye-astonishing-video-reimagining-her-face-and-first-picture-her-temple
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CLIMATE MATTERS
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Climate-related concerns for Germany’s historic forests:

https://www.cnn.com/2021/09/24/europe/germany-climate-crisis-election-intl-cmd-grm/index.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Meadowcroft Rocksheltr:

https://fox8.com/news/one-tank-trips/one-tank-trip-meadowcroft-rockshelter-and-historic-village/

St Mercurius:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/ancient-city-of-st-mercurius-in-central-turkey-dazzles-visitors

Roman sites near Edinburgh:

https://www.edinburghlive.co.uk/news/history/seven-prehistoric-roman-sites-you-21655075
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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Some facts about Wagner:

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

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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Pondering the Time Team reboot:

https://www.timeshighereducation.com/blog/time-team-could-reveal-future-public-engagement
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CRIME BEAT
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Eight idols were stolen from an Ayodhya temple:

https://www.canindia.com/eight-idols-stolen-from-ayodhya-temple/

Hoping for new leads in the Gardner museum robbery:

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-travel-arts-and-entertainment-museums-connecticut-49ce20cda89f3241ac7f5a2b632012c5

A Keralan youtuber was apparently selling fake antiquities:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2021/sep/26/kerala-youtuber-arrestedfor-swindling-money-by-selling-fake-antiquities-2363969.html

An arrest in that theft of items from Arundel Castle a month or so ago:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2021/09/21/man-arrested-connection-theft-arundel-castle-historical-artefacts/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/733/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/733/pub/733/page/28/article/222144

A pair of Americans were arrested at Athens airport with antiquities in their luggage:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1168261/american-couple-arrested-at-athens-airport-with-antiquities/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/archive_general_news_greece/arthro/greece_two_americans_arrested_after_antiquities_found_in_their_luggage-3277944/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/09/22/antiquities-american-airport-arrested/

Illegal antiquities were seized from a man on Kalymnos:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1168513/illegal-antiquities-seized-on-kalymnos/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/news/1168519/man-charged-with-antiquities-possession-on-kalymnos/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2021/09/25/antiquities-seized-on-kalymnos/

Feature on one of Greece’s most notorious antiquities smugglers:

https://greekreporter.com/2021/09/23/antiquities-smuggler/

How DNA played into the arrest in the Van Gogh theft:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/22/arts/a-broken-frame-and-dna-traces-led-to-arrest-in-van-gogh-theft.html

… related:

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-travel-arts-and-entertainment-prisons-painting-c0900693775d8c99f481c156e97079f1
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/van-gogh-hals-art-heist-sentencing-1234604883/
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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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Soon to be repatriated, I assume, are a pair of Nepalese antiquities from the Rubin Museum identified as being looted:

https://hyperallergic.com/678768/two-nepalese-antiquities-in-the-rubin-museum-identified-as-looted/

The US returned 157 items to India:

https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/pm-modi-to-bring-back-157-antiquities-handed-over-by-us/articleshow/86512888.cms
https://indianexpress.com/article/india/modi-artefacts-antiquities-us-7534516/
https://www.freepressjournal.in/india/pm-modi-to-bring-home-157-artefacts-antiquities-handed-over-to-him-by-us-check-out-pictures
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/world/americas/indian-pm-modi-to-bring-home-157-artefacts-antiquities-from-us

Nigeria has offered artworks in exchange for the Benin Bronzes held by the British Museum:

https://www.reuters.com/world/africa/nigerians-offer-artworks-british-museum-new-take-looted-bronzes-2021-09-22/
https://www.euronews.com/2021/09/23/us-nigeria-britain-benin-bronzes

Wales wants some items returned from the British Museum:

https://nation.cymru/news/buried-treasure-calls-for-important-welsh-artefacts-to-be-brought-back-home/

More on the return of the Gilgamesh Dream Tablet to Iraq:

https://www.livescience.com/gilgamesh-tablet-return-iraq
https://www.dw.com/en/ancient-gilgamesh-dream-tablet-to-go-back-to-iraq/a-58707252
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/sep/21/gilgamesh-dream-tablet-to-be-formally-handed-back-to-iraq
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/wires/afp/article-10010755/US-hand-3-500-year-old-Gilgamesh-tablet-Iraq.html
https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/iraq/2021/09/21/3500-year-old-gilgamesh-tablet-to-return-to-iraq/
https://www.npr.org/2021/09/21/1039380004/gilgamesh-dream-tablet-hobby-lobby-iraq-return
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-58662893
https://www.forbes.com/sites/joewalsh/2021/09/23/us-returns-smuggled-3600-year-old-gilgamesh-tablet-to-iraqi-government-after-forfeiture-by-hobby-lobby/

… and its implications:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/gilgamesh-dream-tablet-washington-iraq-b1925439.html

The US and Greece have renewed their cultural property agreement:

https://gr.usembassy.gov/united-states-and-greece-renew-cultural-property-agreement/

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NUMISMATICA
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Feature on women on ancient coins:

https://coinweek.com/world-coins/top-10-women-world-coins-part-2/

Latest e-Sylum:

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

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v24n39.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Steven Miller:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/2021/09/20/life/steve-miller-the-archaeologist-who-worked-for-35-years-at-the-site-of-ancient-nemea/

Bert de Vries:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/archaeology-today/archaeologists-biblical-scholars-works/milestones-bert-de-vries-1939-2021/

Dogan Kuban:

https://www.dainst.blog/daistanbul_blog/2021/09/23/in-memory-of-prof-dr-dogan-kuban-1926-2021/

Charles Sellars:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/24/books/charles-g-sellers-dead.html

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AUDIO/VIDEO NEWS
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Audio News from Archaeologica:

https://www.archaeologychannel.org/audio-guide/audio-news/3104-audio-news-from-archaeologica-september-12-through-september-18-2021

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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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