Explorator 24.38 ~ January 9, 2022

Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Edward Rockstein, Kurt Theis, John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Hernan Astudillo, Richard Campbell, Barbara Saylor Rodgers, Bob Heuman, David Critchley, Richard Miller, Kris Curry, Rick Heli, Richard C. Griffiths, Frank MacKay, Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week(as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HOMINIDS
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Evidence of 300 000 years bp hunter-gathering activities in northern Iran:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/468785/Archaeologists-discover-300-000-year-old-relics-traces-of-hunter-gatherers

Pondering the sex lives of Neanderthals:

https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210112-heres-what-sex-with-neanderthals-was-like

Pondering how early humans and Neanderthals dealt with the cold:

https://www.nhpr.org/nh-news/2022-01-07/outside-inbox-would-ice-age-humans-still-think-of-ice-as-cold

I think we’ve mentioned ‘Dragon Man’ at some point in the past year:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/2021s-hottest-fossil-was-actually-found-over-85-years-ago

Feature on the ‘Devil’s Trail’ (Neanderthal footprints in Italy):

https://www.sciencealert.com/mysterious-footprints-suggest-neanderthals-climbed-a-volcano-right-after-it-erupted

cf: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/jqs.3186

Another bit of Neanderthal genetic legacy causing issues for modern humans:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-modern-humans-effective-oxidative-stress.html

cf: https://www.science.org/doi/10.1126/sciadv.abm1148

More on ‘early inventors’ sparking technological revolutions some 500 000 years bp:

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/stone-age-technological-revolution-invention-b1986605.html

More on the mammoth and Neanderthal finds from Swindon:

https://the-past.com/news/ice-age-mammoth-bones-and-neanderthal-tools-found-in-swindon/
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AFRICA
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Feature on that 75 000 years bp child burial from Kenya that was found a few years ago:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/planet-earth/africas-earliest-human-burial-comes-to-light

More on the remains of a 16th-19th century CE synagoge from Morocco:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691377
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A possible wall collapse at the White Monastery in Sohag:

https://copticliterature.wordpress.com/2022/01/08/collapse-of-part-of-the-walls-of-the-white-monastery-in-sohag-upper-egypt/

More on the digital unwrapping of the mummy of Amenhotep I:

https://www.al-monitor.com/originals/2022/01/egyptian-archaeologists-unwrap-amenhotep-i-mummy-rewrite-history

… and a feature on the folks who did it:

https://news.westernu.ca/2022/01/western-trained-egyptologist-unwraps-mummy-mystery/

The ‘sun phenomenon’ at Deir el-Bahari happened last week:

https://egyptindependent.com/sun-falls-perpendicular-to-temple-of-queen-hatshepsut-in-luxor-thursday/

Feature/study of a 2000 years bp mummified fetus in a Warsaw museum:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/ancient-egyptian-fetus-preserved-due-to-unusual-decomposition-process/142394

Legal punishment for some officials in Egypt who ‘neglected’ restoration of some historic walls:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/01/03/court-punishes-10-antiquities-officials-for-neglecting-restoration-of-historic-walls-in-cairo/

Finds from various periods from a series of trenches on the outskirts of Shahr-e Kord (Iran):

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/468710/Stone-building-probably-belonging-to-ancient-tribesmen-discovered

Feature on the Luristan Bronzes:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/history-magazine/article/the-mystery-of-the-luristan-bronzes-still-puzzles-archaeologists

Iran announced the ‘legal boundaries’ of assorted sites, including Teppe Hasanlu:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/468829/Magnificent-Teppe-Hasanlu-legal-boundaries-demarcated

Concerns for the site of Assur:

https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/iraqi-site-assur-ancient-history-stands-risk-disappearing-180979241/

Ongoing concerns for archaeology in Lebanon:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/lebanons-archaeological-crisis-status-on-antiquities/142415

Remains of a 7th century synagogue from Side (Turkey):

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/7th-century-synagogue-unearthed-in.html

More on that 8500 years bp figurine from Catalhoyuk:

https://turkishpress.com/8500-year-old-marble-statuette-found-in-central-turkey/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10265-220104-catalhoyuk-neolithic-figurine

An overview of archaeological finds in Turkey in 2021:

https://turkisharchaeonews.net/article/archaeology-turkey-2021-review

Feature on the Ulu Burun shipwreck:

https://medium.com/teatime-history/bronze-age-shipwreck-reveals-the-luxurious-lifestyles-of-the-ancient-elite-42f880855c57

A study of the contents of that toilet found in an elite Jerusalem site a few months ago reveals folks had plenty of parasites:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-toilet-temple-period-luxury-villa.html
https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/939133
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691480
https://www.timesofisrael.com/ancient-toilet-shows-jerusalems-rich-wallowed-in-luxury-and-discomfort/
https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/01/07/study-of-2700-year-old-toilet-sheds-light-on-ancient-owners-tummy-troubles/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/rk4lqtwnf
https://www.israelnationalnews.com/news/319809
https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/biblical-kings-were-plagued-by-parasites-2-700-year-old-toilet-shows-1.10508745
https://www.algemeiner.com/2022/01/04/affluent-ancient-jerusalemites-suffered-infectious-disease/
https://gizmodo.com/parasitic-worms-found-in-toilet-of-2-700-year-old-mansi-1848300926
https://www.sciencealert.com/2-700-year-old-outhouse-suggests-an-epidemic-of-intestinal-worms
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/ancient-toilet-reveals-jerusalem-elite-suffered-from-infectious-diseases-and-worms/142407
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/01/toilet-of-first-temple-period-luxury.html

cf: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1879981721000838

A study of seals is possibly shedding light on the location of the Kingdom of Judah’s temple and treasuries:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691768
https://www.timesofisrael.com/tiny-clay-seals-reveal-first-temple-royal-treasuries-in-jerusalem-researchers-say/

Not sure why this ‘Jesus face’ story from 2018 is being brought up again:

https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/MAGAZINE-suddenly-i-saw-eyes-jesus-face-discovered-in-ancient-israeli-desert-church-1.6640744

More on evidence of 7000 years bp beer consumption fro Tel Tsaf and Peq’in Cave:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-israel-history-beer/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/beer-flowed-freely-at-gatherings-in-jordan-valley-7000-years-ago-180979323/

On 19th century Jerusalem archaeology and Zionism:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/how-19th-century-western-archaeologists-made-jerusalem-a-zionist-dream-1.10510755

A British mortar shell from the ‘mandate period’ found near Jerusalem:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691409

OpEddish concerns for sites in southern Judea:

https://www.israelhayom.com/2022/01/07/jewish-heritage-is-being-destroyed-before-our-eyes/

All the presentations (videos) from a Dead Sea Scrolls conference at NYU back in June:

https://as.nyu.edu/hebrewjudaic/events/DSSConfJune2021.html

A 4000 years bp game board from Oman:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691928
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63089
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/archaeologists-discover-4000-year-old-stone-board-game/142440
https://www.randrlife.co.uk/sultanate-of-oman-a-board-game-over-four-thousand-years-ago-discovered-by-polish-archaeologists/

Plans for a major survey and excavation in Soudah:

https://www.saudigazette.com.sa/article/615569/SAUDI-ARABIA/180-day-survey-and-archaeological-excavation-to-begin-in-Soudah
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Late Bronze age structures and kitchen ware from Ayios Soxomenos-Djirpoulus (Cyprus):

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/01/04/walls-and-kitchenware-unearthed-as-dig-concludes-in-ayios-sozomenos/

Reliefs of Roman era (?) theatre masks from Castabala (Turkey):

https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/relief-masks-unearthed-at-ancient-theater-in-southern-turkey-3587350
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/relief-masks-unearthed-at-ancient-theater-in-southern-turkiye/2467560

Ramparts of the ancient city of Salona have been revealed:

https://www.total-croatia-news.com/lifestyle/59125-ancient-salona-ramparts

3rd century CE Roman/Goth finds from Lviv:

https://interfax.com.ua/news/general/789843.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/01/1700-year-old-gothic-burial-unearthed.html

Eight 4th century ‘sarcophagi’ from excavations at Ordu:

https://www.dailysabah.com/life/history/roman-era-sarcophagi-unearthed-in-turkeys-black-sea-region
https://www.yenisafak.com/en/news/excavations-in-turkeys-black-sea-region-find-roman-era-sarcophagi-3587393
https://www.aa.com.tr/en/culture/4th-century-tombs-unearthed-near-turkeys-black-sea-coast/2456773
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10262-220103-black-sea-tombs

Remains of a 1700 years bp road from Pompeiopolis:

https://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/newly-found-ancient-road-to-serve-tourism-170507

On the 2021 survey of Tenea at Chiliomodia (Corinth):

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/2021-results-of-systematic.html

More on recent finds at Zominthos:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/05/courtyard-palace-zominthos/

More on the Iliad mosaic found in Rutland:

https://the-past.com/feature/greek-myth-in-roman-rutland-unearthing-scenes-from-the-trojan-war/

More on that ‘Hellenistic’ burial from Chieti (Italy):

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/05/hellenistic-grave-chieti-italy/
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/01/a-rich-hellenistic-burial-dating-from.html

More on the find of a Roman military diploma at Perre:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/04/bronze-diploma-perrhe/
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/1898-year-old-bronze-military-diploma.html

More on that 2000 years bp funerary complex found during water work in Rome:

https://www.livescience.com/ancient-dog-headed-statue-rome
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/2-000-year-old-dog-holds-up-traffic-in-rome-n7wqtp89q
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10364395/Archaeology-Funerary-complex-dating-2-000-years-dug-Rome-included-dog-statue.html
https://www.wantedinrome.com/news/rome-unearths-dog-ancient-tombs-under-street.html
https://www.artnews.com/art-news/news/dog-statue-tombs-found-rome-appio-latino-1234614856/
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2022/01/work-on-romes-water-system-uncovers.html
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/ancient-dog-statue-discovered-at-roman-construction-site-180979330/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10268-220105-rome-dog-tombs

More on the 3600 years bp remains of a tsunami victim from along the Turkish coast:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/01/archaeologists-find-victim-of-ancient-tsunami-caused-by-thera-eruption/
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/48757/20220103/victims-of-an-ancient-tsunami-resurfaced-in-a-turkish-coast.htm
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/first-human-skeleton-from-bronze-age-tsunami-discovered-in-turkey-180979312/

More on the possible identification of a ‘lost’ temple of Hercules off the coast of Cadiz:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691828
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/temple-of-hercules-discovery-2056720
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/researchers-find-possible-location-of-temple-of-hercules-180979307/

More on the restoration of that horse skeleton at Pompeii:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63083

More on the unfinished 2nd century statue found at Veria:

https://www.culture.gov.gr/el/Information/SitePages/view.aspx?nID=4051
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10261-220103-macedonia-unfinished-sculpture

More on the burials of ‘amber elites’ on the Sambia Peninsula:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/graves-of-amber-elites-unearthed-in.html

More on the concrete in the tomb of Caecilia Metella:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/01/noblewomans-tomb-reveals-new-secrets-of-ancient-romes-highly-durable-concrete/?utm_social-type=owned&utm_brand=ars

An update on plans for the site of Salamis (Cyprus):

https://cyprus-mail.com/2022/01/03/bicommunal-groups-work-on-salamis-a-most-important-initiative/

Review of a couple of books on Seneca:

https://emailshare.cmail20.com/t/n/d-l-0ddd32406c0311ecaf4e40fa55c9cdbe-l-d-r-l/

An excerpt from Anthony Vidler, *The Architectural Uncanny*:

https://thereader.mitpress.mit.edu/buried-alive-pompeii-and-the-archaeology-of-the-uncanny/

A number of Parthenon sculpture fragments were ‘reunited’ in Athens this week, which was spun as sending a message to Britain:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1174977/more-parthenon-marble-fragments-find-home-at-the-acropolis-museum/
https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/03/greece-reunites-parthenon-marbles-piling-pressure-britain/
https://www.thenationalherald.com/mitsotakis-a-loud-message-for-the-reunification-of-all-parts-of-the-parthenon/
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/46112-greek-pm-loud-message-for-the-reunification-of-all-parts-of-the-parthenon.html
http://www.china.org.cn/world/Off_the_Wire/2022-01/04/content_77967439.htm
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/01/07/italys-artefact-return-athens-adds-pressure-uk-give-back-elgin/
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/838/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/838/pub/838/page/24/article/258617
https://greekherald.com.au/news/greece/fragments-parthenon-marbles-reunited-acropolis-museum/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/01/03/acropolis-museum-welcomes-new-fragments-from-the-parthenon/
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/01/04/greece-hopes-return-of-parthenon-fragments-will-spur-british-museum-action/

… and much was made of the return/loan of the ‘Fagan Fragment’ from Sicily:

https://www.ansa.it/english/news/lifestyle/arts/2022/01/05/-sicily-returning-fragment-of-parthenon-to-greece-_d58b6e1f-11b5-43ea-a940-a2f337f3e3aa.html
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1175063/sicily-sets-precedent-with-return-of-fagan-fragment/
https://www.ekathimerini.com/culture/1175080/italy-sending-parthenon-fragment-to-athens-in-nudge-to-uk/
https://www.dailysabah.com/arts/italian-museum-to-return-frieze-piece-from-parthenon-to-greece/news
https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/09/fagan-fragment/
https://www.tornosnews.gr/en/greek-news/culture/46149-fagan-fragment-to-be-presented-at-the-athens-acropolis-museum-on-monday.html
https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2022/jan/05/italy-returns-parthenon-marbles-fragment-greece-uk-row
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2022/01/05/britain-should-put-best-foot-forward-like-italy-give-elgin-marbles/
https://www.thenationalnews.com/world/europe/2022/01/07/italy-returns-marble-artefact-to-greece-is-it-time-the-uk-did-the-same/
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/italy-sicily-athens-parthenon-parthenon-sculptures-b1987299.html
https://apnews.com/article/europe-arts-and-entertainment-greece-sicily-athens-083dbcc4709ed070ac7b2a79bcc187b1
https://news.gtp.gr/2022/01/07/parthenon-frieze-fragment-to-return-to-greece-from-italy/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/01/06/sicily-sends-back-parthenon-fragment-to-athens

… and Michael Wood weighed in on the issue:

https://www.historyextra.com/period/ancient-greece/michael-wood-opinion-future-parthenon-sculptures/

… and another opeddish sort of thing:

https://www.ekathimerini.com/multimedia/images/1174939/building-case-for-sculptures-return-fragment-by-fragment/

Some features arising from Schliemann’s 200th birthday:

https://nataliavogeikoff.com/2022/01/06/at-home-with-the-schliemanns-the-iliou-melathron-as-a-social-landmark/
https://www.dw.com/en/the-archaeologist-who-discovered-troy-heinrich-schliemann/a-60323937

Feature on Roman finds from the Cricket Club site in Carlisle:

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/19833701.look-back-amazing-roman-finds-discovered-carlisle-2021/

Feature on Hadrian’s Wall:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/along-hadrians-wall-ancient-romes-temples-towers-and-cults-come-to-life

Feature on living in ancient Rome:

https://bigthink.com/the-past/ancient-rome-life-routine/

Feature on the ‘Wall warrior’ figurine from Staffordshire:

https://the-past.com/feature/the-wall-warrior-in-context-exploring-african-identities-in-roman-britain/

Feature on archaeologist Nicolas Platon:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/01/08/nicolas-platon-8-january-1909-28-march-1992-was-a-renowned-greek-archaeologist/

Feature on the Greco-Roman remains at Gadara (Jordan):

https://www.thenationalnews.com/mena/jordan/2022/01/08/jordans-unheralded-archaeological-gem-rivals-syrian-neighbour/

Feature on Boudicca:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1rmb

Feature on the Kritios Boy:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/04/who-beheaded-kritios-boy-masterpiece-ancient-greek-art/

Feature on the Dipilio Tablet:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/01/06/the-dispilio-tablet/

Feature on some ancient Greek women:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/07/ancient-greek-women-changing-history-greece/

Feature on a recreation of a portrait of Julius Caesar:

https://www.nationalgeographic.co.uk/history-and-civilisation/2022/01/will-the-real-julius-caesar-please-stand-up

Feature on the Labours of Hercules:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/02/twelve-labors-of-hercules-exemplify-greek-mythology/

Another feature on the Antikythera Mechanism:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/08/antikythera-mechanism-legacy/

Not sure about this feature on whether Jews should read Homer:

https://mosaicmagazine.com/observation/arts-culture/2022/01/should-jews-read-homer/

In case you missed the brouhaha over a Reading prof’s editing a section of Semonides:

https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/01/03/uk-university-censors-ancient-greek-poem-incase-it-offends-women-and-students/

… and Mary Beard provided some background:

https://www.the-tls.co.uk/articles/who-was-semonides-blog-post-mary-beard/
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/the-times-diary-mary-beard-classic-ruse-kxwcv7fxl

… as did Natalie Haynes:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/greeks-romans-frankness-sex-classical-literature-smut-xcqnkdd8d

More on McDonald’s not getting near the Baths of Caracalla:

https://hypebeast.com/2022/1/mcdonalds-denied-appeal-baths-of-caracalla
https://www.mashed.com/723227/the-real-reason-italy-wont-allow-a-mcdonalds-at-this-tourist-site/
https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2021/12/31/mcdonalds-blocked-from-opening-at-romes-ancient-baths-of-caracalla
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/italy-bans-mcdonalds-drive-through-at-ancient-roman-baths-site-180979302/

Latest Pasts Imperfect newsletter:

https://pastsimperfect.substack.com/p/pasts-imperfect-1622
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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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A pair of Bronze Age hoards (metal detectorist finds … past couple of years) from Gwent:

https://www.southwalesargus.co.uk/news/19822790.bronze-age-treasure-discovered-gwent/

Hunter-gatherers in 2000 years bp northern Sweden were producing high quality iron objects:

https://www.sciencenews.org/article/arctic-hunter-gatherers-iron-metal-production-sweden
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10266-220104-sweden-hunter-gatherers

Horned helmets from Scandinavia were actually from an earlier civilization, not Viking related:

https://www.livescience.com/horned-viking-helmets-from-different-civilization
https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/vikings-were-too-trendy-for-helmets-with-horns-lz8lrgstv
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10270-220107-denmark-horned-helmets

Not sure if we mentioned this find of Celtic gold coins from Brandenburg:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/hoard-of-celtic-gold-coins-discovered.html

A pair of ‘sticks’ from Oslo with medieval runes/Latin inscriptions:

https://sciencenorway.no/archaeology-medieval-history-runes/a-bone-and-a-stick-inscribed-with-norse-runic-text-found-in-oslo/1961670
http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63076
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/two-runic-inscriptions-discovered-in.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10269-220106-norway-medieval-runes

An 800 years bp ‘arabic-inspired’ chess piece from Norway:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/toensberg-chess-piece-10436.html

Suggestion there might be an ‘archaeological treasure trove’ beneath St Machar’s Cathedral:

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/aberdeen-aberdeenshire/3816324/ali-cameron-archaeologist-on-skeletons-below-st-machars-cathedral/

A high status 11th/12th century burial from Poland:

http://www.thehistoryblog.com/archives/63047

A 14th century ‘Byzantine’ inscription from Geresun Island in the Black Sea:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/05/byzantine-inscription-gerasun-island/

Some ‘hidden’ steps (and 17th/18th century paintings) were revealed at a Devon church:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-devon-59868339

Finds from various periods from a student accommodation construction site at Brasenose College:

https://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/news/19833944.construction-new-student-accommodation-unearths-archeological-items/

What medieval burials reveal about daily life in Cambridge:

https://arstechnica.com/science/2022/01/written-in-the-bones-medieval-skeletons-tell-story-of-social-inequality-in-cambridge/

More on that 10 000 years bp infant burial:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/europes-earliest-female-infant-burial-reveals-a-mesolithic-society-that-honoured-its-young/142448

More on the find of five Viking longhouses at the Gjellestad site:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/gjellestad-longhouses-10427.html

More on 7th century ‘workshops’ found down the road from Sutton Hoo:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/7th-century-workshops-uncovered-near-sutton-hoo/142400
https://news.artnet.com/art-world/archaeologists-and-student-volunteers-discover-the-anglo-saxon-workshop-behind-the-treasures-of-sutton-hoo-2055456

More on that 800 years bp falconry figurine from Norway:

http://www.sci-news.com/archaeology/falconer-figurine-10422.html

Suggestion there are ‘thousands’ of illicit whisky stills to be discovered in the Scottish Highlands:

https://inews.co.uk/news/scotland/thousands-illicit-whisky-stills-undiscovered-scottish-highlands-archaeologists-1368208

Plans for a dig at a hotel construction site at Bishop’s Stortford:

https://www.bishopsstortfordindependent.co.uk/news/experts-to-probe-past-at-ancient-site-9232853/

Stained-glass from an 800 years bp church in East Hatley have been restored/returned:

https://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/836/reader/reader.html?#!preferred/0/package/836/pub/836/page/20/article/257566

On metal detectorist finds from Yorkshire:

https://www.examinerlive.co.uk/news/west-yorkshire-news/incredible-archaeological-treasures-found-metal-22594011

… and Shropshire:

https://www.shropshirestar.com/news/local-hubs/oswestry/2022/01/04/shropshire-shines-for-buried-treasures/

Feature on the last lions of Europe:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/lions-europe/

Feature on Kropfenstein Cave Castle (Switzerland):

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/kropfenstein-cave-castle/142458

Feature on Viking finds on the Isle of Man over the past year:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/silver-and-swords-new-light-cast-on.html
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Archaeology in Europe News:

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

Medievalists.net:

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

Viking Archaeology Blog:

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

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 4000 years bp pottery kiln from China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region:

http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-01/07/content_77975017.htm

Western Zhou Dynasty finds from a site in Beijing:

https://ukranews.com/en/news/820097-ancient-cultural-relics-found-in-beijing

A Shang Dynasty tomb cluster from Henan:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-01-06/3-000-year-old-clan-cemetery-uncovered-in-C-China-16Ba2hpDqbS/index.html
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/china-warrior-cemetery-discovery-mic-intl-hnk/index.html

A 3000 years bp bronze casting workshop from Hangzhou:

https://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3000-yr-old-bronzeware-casting-workshop-found-in-hangzhou

A Northern Wei dynasty tomb with a stone sarcophagus from Shanxi:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202201/1243939.shtml
http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0103/c90000-9940206.html

Also from Shanxi are some Ming Dynasty tomb chambers:

http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/20220103/a7bd4c467ecb46b7a96220555d31b391/c.html
http://en.people.cn/n3/2022/0104/c90000-9940344.html
http://www.china.org.cn/arts/2022-01/04/content_77967716.htm
https://english.cctv.com/2022/01/05/ARTI6izqa6BrYxYl6bnn13Gw220105.shtml

A late Ming Dynasty winery (long used) from Hebei:

http://global.chinadaily.com.cn/a/202112/29/WS61cc0b31a310cdd39bc7e1fb.html
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10367567/Archaeology-Ancient-winery-late-Ming-Dynasty-unearthed-Chinas-Hebei-province.html
https://www.scmp.com/news/people-culture/article/3162584/stunning-underground-murals-found-central-china-are-believed-be
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10263-220103-china-hebei-winery

Feature on a Jin Dynasty palace complex that was found during preparations for the Winter Olympics:

https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202201/1245300.shtml

1000 years bp cluster of tombs from the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region:

https://news.cgtn.com/news/2022-01-09/Ancient-tombs-over-1-000-years-old-discovered-in-China-s-Guangxi-16FYhDNppoA/index.html

Overviewish thing on all the Buddhist finds from the Buddhavanam project:

https://telanganatoday.com/buddhavanam-project-treasure-trove-of-buddhist-relics

A statue of Durga was recovered by police (need more details) in Jammu and Kashmir:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/1300-year-old-goddess-sculpture-found.html

A Telugu inscription dating to 575 CE from a Kadapa village:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/states/andhra-pradesh/2022/jan/09/first-telugu-inscriptiondating-back-to-575-ad-found-in-kadapa-village-2404759.html

Concerns for some 10th century Jain sculptures in Telangana:

https://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/2022/jan/06/10th-century-jain-sculptures-in-a-state-of-neglect-2403572.html

Epigraphy concerns in Nepal:

https://english.onlinekhabar.com/shyam-sundar-rajbanshi-nepal-history.html

Feature on petroglyphs in India:

https://www.haaretz.com/archaeology/from-hominins-to-horse-riders-vast-span-of-humanity-in-indian-cave-art-1.10520234

Feature on depictions of Buddhas in Greek tunics:

https://psyche.co/ideas/why-the-first-buddhas-in-art-wore-finely-folded-greek-tunics

Not sure where to put these items on Kushan artifacts confiscated by the Taliban:

https://www.dailypioneer.com/2021/pioneer-exclusive/taliban-display-75-rare-kushan-era-antiques-confiscated-from-af-babus.html
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AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
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Feature on the tree ring dating of the timbers of the Batavia shipwreck:

https://www.sapiens.org/archaeology/shipwreck-tree-rings/?ct=t()

Feature on Maddy McAllister’s underwater archaeology efforts:

https://www.9news.com.au/national/inside-the-world-of-maritime-archaeologist-maddy-mcallister-queenslands-shipwreck-mermaid/0a59727e-5098-4db8-ac62-0b95542efb8d

A fire in Australia has been burning for at least 6000 years, apparently:

https://www.sciencealert.com/this-mysterious-fire-in-australia-has-been-burning-non-stop-for-at-least-6-000-years
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NORTH AMERICA
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A dig in San Francisco reveals Atlantic cod was being imported there in the 1850s:

https://today.ku.edu/2022/01/06/archaeological-dig-reveals-participants-californias-gold-rush-dined-salted-atlantic-cod
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-archaeological-reveals-california-gold-dined.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220106143650.htm

Overviewish of things found during a dig at Parliament Hill (Ottawa):

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/the-big-dig-ancient-knife-is-a-highlight-of-parliament-hill-archeological-study

An update on ongoing excavations in a couple of parking lots in Guelph:

https://guelph.ca/2022/01/archeological-excavation-of-baker-and-wyndham-street-parking-lots-january-4-update/

Some Revolutionary War artifacts from Mount Independence have been conserved:

https://www.addisonindependent.com/2021/12/30/revolutionary-war-artifacts-from-mt-independence-conserved/

More on that slave badge found in Charleston last year:

https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/art-architecture/2022/01/04/Charleston-slave-badge/stories/202112200007

Review of Mitchell and Baker (eds), *The Civil War in Maryland Reconsidered*:

https://www.baltimoresun.com/maryland/bs-md-civil-war-history-revisited-20211228-zzhs4me27zcg3lvk67gbn3ynd4-story.html

Interesting story on the search for a fabled cache of Civil War gold in Pennsylvania:

https://apnews.com/article/technology-oddities-pennsylvania-lawsuits-2ed5379dc0391c970d6d39f6e994fd70
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A 1000 years bp rope-bound mummy from Cajamarquilla (Peru):

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-pre-incan-mummy-underground-burial-chamber.html
https://www.livescience.com/1000-year-old-mummy-peru
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-pre-incan-mummy-underground-burial-chamber.html
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691823
https://www.theyucatantimes.com/2022/01/mysterious-pre-inca-mummy-buried-around-1000-years-ago-discovered-in-peru/
https://www.newsweek.com/mummy-fetal-position-bound-rope-found-next-dog-guinea-pig-peruvian-tomb-1665486
https://www.natureworldnews.com/articles/48816/20220107/1000-year-old-mummy-underground-tomb-peru.htm

LiDAR at Machu Picchu has revealed a number of ceremonial structures:

https://scienceinpoland.pap.pl/en/news/news%2C90677%2Cdrone-laser-scanning-discovers-unknown-structures-machu-picchu-peru.html
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/drone-laser-scanning-discovers-unknown.html
http://www.archaeology.org/news/10267-220105-machu-picchu-lidar

… and Machu Picchu was celebrating 41 years as a historic sanctuary:

https://andina.pe/agencia/noticia-machu-picchu-historic-sanctuary-celebrates-41-years-as-historic-sanctuary-876320.aspx

A study of how the Maya survived drought conditions:

https://news.ucr.edu/articles/2022/01/05/research-reveals-ancient-maya-lessons-surviving-drought
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-reveals-ancient-maya-lessons-surviving.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220105094535.htm
https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/research-reveals-ancient-maya-lessons-on-surviving-drought/142411

Latest Aztlander magazine:

https://aztlander.wordpress.com/
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Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://goo.gl/1VdeA

Mike Ruggeri’s Ancient Americas lecture channels on Youtube:

https://mikeruggerisyoutube.tumblr.com/

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Not sure where to put this feature on the potential of deep submergence archaeology in the Mediterranean:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2022/01/deep-submergence-archaeology

A high-res photo of the Nightwatch is now available (I think we mentioned this):

https://apnews.com/article/europe-arts-and-entertainment-painting-amsterdam-ed301a09d590b2ceddc1b52deba070d5
https://elpais.com/tecnologia/2022-01-05/rembrandt-en-maxima-resolucion-para-admirar-hasta-el-minimo-detalle-de-la-ronda-de-noche.html?sma=newsletter_diaria_noche20220105m

Suggestion that Voltaire was the first science fiction writer:

https://www.wired.com/2022/01/geeks-guide-ada-palmer/

Feature on the still-missing Amber Room:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/2022/01/the-mystery-of-the-missing-amber-room/142423

Wondering about the naming of William Blake Pond:

https://www.adirondackalmanack.com/2022/01/for-whom-was-william-blake-pond-named.html

Feature on the writings of Ibn al-Arabi:

https://psyche.co/ideas/from-sexual-union-to-the-divine-the-teachings-of-ibn-al-arabi

Feature on the Luther Bible:

https://www.dw.com/en/8-things-to-know-about-the-luther-bible/a-60326867

On the ‘secret message’ of flowers in Victorian times:

https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/to-victorians-flower-arrangements-were-often-secret-messages

On AD and CE:

https://udayton.edu/magazine/2022/01/common-era.php

The Bronte sisters ‘lost library’ story:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2022/01/02/bronte-sister-britain-discovery-sale/

Funding for an algorithm to identify references in Jewish historical texts:

https://www.hit.ac.il/en/news/news-and-stories/citations_grant

Feature on Sophia Duleep Singh:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-suffolk-59882057

In case you missed the hype about the 1921 UK census being released:

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-59879470

Something about cyclical time:

https://www.sapiens.org/column/curiosities/cyclical-time-technology/?ct=t()

The search for Shackleton’s Endurance begins next month:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-10370995/Archaeology-Search-wreck-Shackletons-lost-ship-Endurance-begin-MONTH.html

Review of Alessandro Barbero, *Dante: A Life*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/04/books/review/dante-a-life-alessandro-barbero.html

Review of a book on the press in the Iberian Peninsula in the 17th century:

https://agencia.fapesp.br/a-imprensa-na-peninsula-iberica-no-seculo-xvii/37664/

More ‘top archaeological discoveries of 2021’ compilations:

https://hyperallergic.com/704156/the-top-archaeological-discoveries-of-2021/
https://www.kamloopsthisweek.com/community/dig-it-a-look-back-at-the-past-year-in-archaeology-4925582

… and five digs to keep an eye on in 2022:

https://www.livescience.com/archaeology-to-watch-in-2022
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CURRENT EVENTS:
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[I think I forgot some of this section last week]

Controversy, apparently for a statue of the first woman to get a PhD in Padua:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/03/italy-proposal-statue-elena-cornaro-piscopia-first-woman-phd-debate

Mary Anning is getting a statue too:

https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jan/04/perfect-spot-statue-of-fossil-hunter-mary-anning-nears-unveiling

On that second time capsule from the statue of Robert E Lee in Richmond:

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/12/27/us/robert-e-lee-statue-capsule-confederate.html
https://www.npr.org/2021/12/27/1068320392/virginia-workers-unearthed-a-second-time-capsule-at-the-robert-e-lee-statue-site
https://apnews.com/article/robert-e-lee-statue-time-capsule-opened-830b32a7890497f9b329cd2d14cea4b0
https://www.cnn.com/2021/12/27/us/virginia-lee-second-time-capsule-open-trnd/index.html
https://www.washingtonpost.com/dc-md-va/2021/12/27/time-capsule-copper-richmond-lee/

… and some Confederate monuments from Virginia are headed to a Black history museum:

https://www.pbs.org/newshour/nation/virginia-confederate-monuments-will-likely-head-to-black-history-museum-say-officials

Feature on the Western calendar:

https://theconversation.com/the-messy-history-of-our-modern-western-calendar-170780

On Cupid and Valentine’s Day:

https://www.aol.com/lifestyle/why-cupid-symbol-valentine-day-163525027.html

A (very late) pardon for Homer Plessy:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-59888947

How Machiavelli would interpret January 6, 2021:

https://foreignpolicy.com/2022/01/08/machiavelli-tumult-capital/

Review of Barbara Walter, *How Civil Wars Start*:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/books/review-how-civil-wars-start-barbara-walter.html

More on Greek letters and omicron:

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/comma-queen/a-linguistic-look-at-omicron
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LANGUAGE RELATED
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On studying Indigenous languages at Brown:

https://www.brown.edu/news/2021-12-08/naisi
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MUSEUM MATTERS
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Saka Gold:

https://www.apollo-magazine.com/saka-gold-fitzwilliam-museum/

Sherlock Holmes:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/07/arts/design/sherlock-holmes-exhibition-grolier.html

Neanderthals:

https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/neanderthals-at-natural-history-museum.html

Unearthed:

https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/culture/article-691696

Audubon:

https://beineckeaudubon.yale.edu/

Horse in Ancient Athens:

https://greekreporter.com/2022/01/07/horse-ancient-athens-exhibition/
https://www.athina984.gr/en/2022/01/05/ippos-to-alogo-stin-archaia-athina-ekthesi-technis-kai-epistimis-stin-amerikaniki-scholi-klasikon-spoydon/

Ancient Greeks:

https://neoskosmos.com/en/sponsored/valour-art-and-greek-achievement-ancient-greeks-athletes-warriors-and-heroes/
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-greeks-review-hellenism-triumphant-11641572124

Your Royal Coffee:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/111520/Your-Royal-Coffee-temporary-exhibition-launches-in-Alexandria%E2%80%99s-Royal-Jewelry

Yiddish Culture:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/arts/yivo-institute-archives-yiddish-life-online.html

Much press attention for Stienhardt items still being on display at the Israel Museum:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-billionaire-looted-art-israel-museum.html
https://apnews.com/article/science-travel-lifestyle-israel-middle-east-c41d78cafd7323d242143ef29f5b1440
https://www.timesofisrael.com/several-of-michael-steinhardts-looted-art-pieces-still-on-display-at-israel-museum/
https://greekcitytimes.com/2022/01/08/us-billionaires-stolen-ancient-greek-heliodorus-stele-remain-on-display-at-israel-museum/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/billionaires-looted-art-still-on-display-at-israel-museum/2022/01/07/6c6f9510-6f80-11ec-b1e2-0539da8f4451_story.html

Questioning what’s on display (or not) at the Boston MFA’s renovated Greek and Roman galleries:

https://www.wgbh.org/news/commentary/2022/01/04/the-mfas-complicated-history-with-censoring-queer-desire-pervades-new-exhibit

A new Jewish museum is going up in Mantua:

https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-691833

Latest hype for the GEM:

https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/01/08/grand-egyptian-museum-almost-complete-official/
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AUCTIONS AND SALES RELATED
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A ‘rediscovered’ work of Bernhard Strigel is expected to fetch a nice price:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/01/07/rediscovered-bernhard-strigel-painting-found-in-a-toulouse-home-expected-to-sell-for-up-to-euro800000

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ON THE DNA FRONT
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Interesting story arising from DNA recovered from stamps on postcards:

https://www.wired.com/story/dna-artifact-testing/

Studying the DNA of Lychee fruit and its link with humans:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-lychee-genome-story-tropical-fruit.html

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41588-021-00971-3

Feature on ‘sediment DNA’:

https://theconversation.com/digging-deep-dna-molecules-in-ancient-dirt-offer-a-treasure-trove-of-clues-to-our-past-172489
https://phys.org/news/2022-01-deep-dna-molecules-ancient-dirt.html

Using DNA to figure out why assorted lions and bears disappeared from parts of North America:

https://phys.org/news/2022-01-lions-ancient-dna.html
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2022/01/220104102633.htm

cf: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/mec.16267

More on DNA pointing to mass migration to Britain in the Bronze Age:

https://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/19823221.bronze-age-saw-mass-migration-say-york-researchers/
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THE TECHY SIDE
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A project to xray child mummies in Palermo:

https://www.livescience.com/child-mummies-research-project-capuchin-catacombs
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/jan/05/sicily-palermo-child-mummies-scientists-hope-unravel-mystery
https://www.euronews.com/next/2022/01/06/scientists-plan-to-digitally-unwrap-200-year-old-child-mummies-in-sicily
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/child-mummies-capuchin-catacombs-palermo-researched-rcna10991

cf: https://juvenilemummyproject.wixsite.com/palermo
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Minoan hiking:

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2022/jan/06/zakros-gorge-hiking-and-foraging-in-crete
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PERFORMANCES AND MUSIC RELATED
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An economist recommends ‘King Lear’:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/books/review/amartya-sen-by-the-book-interview.html
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TV/DOCUMENTARY HYPISH THINGS
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Expedition Content:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/05/movies/expedition-content-review.html
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CRIME BEAT
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A bust at Cairo airport yielded coins from various periods and a ‘candlestick’:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/4/111598/9-archaeological-coins-brass-candlestick-confiscated-at-Cairo-International-Airport
https://dailynewsegypt.com/2022/01/08/egypt-thwarts-smuggle-attempt-of-9-coins-dating-back-to-roman-ptolemaic-eras/
http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/africa/20220105/2bc0ddf041cc4ea18d2c6ceb3d0686a5/c.html
http://famagusta-gazette.com/2022/01/06/egypt-seizes-ancient-coins-candlestick-at-airport/
https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContentP/9/454697/Antiquities/In-Photos-Byzantine,-Ptolemaic-chandelier,-coins-s.aspx
https://www.globaltimes.cn/page/202201/1245231.shtml

Latest in the trial of Hassan Rateb:

https://www.egypttoday.com/Article/1/111641/Egypt%E2%80%99s-court-adjourns-trial-of-businessman-Hassan-Rateb-to-Feb
https://www.egyptindependent.com/egypt-court-starts-hearings-into-case-of-businessman-former-mp-over-antiquities-trafficking/

Tombaroli damaged the Villa of Civita Giuliana:

https://www.madeinpompei.it/2022/01/09/danni-gravi-e-irreparabili-alla-villa-di-civita-giuliana-la-condanna-per-i-tombaroli-di-pompei/

Purported Roman-era artifacts seized in Turkey:

https://www.dailysabah.com/turkey/nearly-90-roman-era-artifacts-seized-in-nw-turkey/news

Petroglyphs in Big Bend National Park have been irreparably vandalized:

https://www.star-telegram.com/news/nation-world/national/article257046592.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/09/us/big-bend-park-rock-vandalism.html

Feature on looting in Nepal:

https://www.nepalitimes.com/banner/who-looted-nepals-gods/
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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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A stolen Roman bust was spotted in a news report about Michelle Obama and recovered:

https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/roman-bust-recovered-after-michelle-obama-visit-f9x5b3t0h

The US is returning assorted court-case items to Italy:

https://apnews.com/article/lifestyle-travel-arts-and-entertainment-new-york-museums-6f414d70326fede274a00714f95f9b1d
https://archaeologynewsnetwork.blogspot.com/2021/12/italy-welcomes-home-trafficked.html
https://www.archaeology.org/news/10264-220103-italy-looting-repatriation

Some aftermath of Benin Bronze returns:

https://www.theartnewspaper.com/2022/01/07/nigeria-seeks-calm-tensions-over-return-benin-bronzes

Chile returned some items to the Rapa Nui:

https://m.elmostrador.cl/cultura/2022/01/06/ministerio-de-las-culturas-retorna-piezas-ancestrales-a-rapa-nui/

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NUMISMATICA
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Latest e-Sylum:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v25n01.html

… and the one which should appear later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/v24/club_nbs_esylum_v25n02.html
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Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/

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OBITUARIES
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Richard Leakey:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/03/world/africa/richard-leakey-dead.html
https://www.theguardian.com/science/2022/jan/02/fossil-hunter-richard-leakey-who-showed-humans-evolved-in-africa-dies-at-77
https://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-59855445
http://digitaleditions.telegraph.co.uk/data/837/reader/reader.html?social#!preferred/0/package/837/pub/837/page/89/article/257794
https://www.france24.com/en/africa/20220102-renowned-kenyan-conservationist-richard-leakey-dies-aged-77
https://apnews.com/article/science-africa-environment-and-nature-fossils-kenya-5c5be14d109ce02790758d9cd5ad060d
https://www.cnn.com/2022/01/02/world/richard-leakey-death/index.html
https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/richard-leakey–kenyan-conservationist-who-campaigned-against-ivory-trade–has-died/47233176
https://www.dw.com/en/richard-leakey-fossil-hunter-who-helped-prove-humans-evolved-in-africa-dies-at-77/a-60313340
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/kenyan-paleoanthropologist-and-wildlife-conservationist-richard-leakey-dies-at-77-180979313/

Jonathan D Spence:

https://news.yale.edu/2022/01/03/jonathan-d-spence-renowned-scholar-chinese-civilization

Ed Jelks:

https://pantagraph.com/obituaries/ed-jelks/article_96cebced-58a9-5ed8-a04b-9b9caeb2fb11.html
https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/pantagraph/name/ed-jelks-obituary?id=32134189

Christos C Evangeliou:

https://hellenicnews.com/obituary-christos-c-evangeliou-ph-d-professor-of-philosophy-and-poet-75/

John W. Stamper:

https://news.nd.edu/news/in-memoriam-john-w-stamper-associate-dean-professor-of-architecture/

Judith Davidoff:

https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/06/arts/music/judith-davidoff-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/3128-audio-news-from-archaeologica-december-26th-through-january-1st-2022

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GENERAL ARCHAEOLOGY NEWS BLOGS
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Archaeology Magazine News Page:

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

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Atlas Obscura:

https://www.atlasobscura.com/

Heritage Daily:

https://www.heritagedaily.com/

Sapiens Archaeology:

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

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

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

Archaeology Podcast Network:

http://www.archaeologypodcastnetwork.com/
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