AGENDA February 2023

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Fifteen ancient artefacts to be repatriated from Switzerland

Fifteen ancient artefacts to be repatriated from Switzerland

Fifteen ancient artefacts dating from the Prehistoric to the Roman period will be repatriated to Greece from Switzerland.
Oldest bone spear point identified in the Americas

Oldest bone spear point identified in the Americas

The Manis bone projectile point represents the oldest direct evidence of mastodon hunting in the Americas.
Study confirms that Neanderthals possessed symbolic capacity

Study confirms that Neanderthals possessed symbolic capacity

New research by CENIEH shows that the Neanderthals used the skulls of large herbivores as hunting trophies.
The chemistry of mummification – Traces of a global network

The chemistry of mummification – Traces of a global network

A international team of researchers from LMU and University of Tübingen is unveiling the secrets of ancient Egyptian embalming.
Place of sacrifice from 2,500 years ago years found near Chełmno

Place of sacrifice from 2,500 years ago years found near Chełmno

Dozens of bronze ornaments: necklaces, bracelets, greaves, decorative pins, as well as numerous human bones, were discovered in the Chełmno district.
Evidence suggests Vikings brought animals to Britain

Evidence suggests Vikings brought animals to Britain

Archaeologists have found first solid scientific evidence suggesting that Vikings crossed the North Sea to Britain with dogs and horses.
The world of employment in ancient Athens

The world of employment in ancient Athens

A new thematic section in the Archaic Acropolis Gallery and three ceramic vases from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Viking brutality failed to wipe out community, dig finds

Viking brutality failed to wipe out community, dig finds

Anglo-Saxon monasteries were more resilient to Viking attacks than previously thought, archaeologists have concluded.
Scientists and archaeologists confirm identity of 17th-c. Dutch warship

Scientists and archaeologists confirm identity of 17th-c. Dutch warship

An unknown Protected Wreck off the coast of Sussex has been identified as the 17th-century Dutch warship Klein Hollandia.
Tudor Jewel associated with Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon

Tudor Jewel associated with Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon

A remarkable gold pendant on a chain — associated with Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon — has been unveiled by the British Museum.
Life-sized statue of ‘Hercules’ found on the Appia Antica

Life-sized statue of ‘Hercules’ found on the Appia Antica

A life-sized marble statue of a man wearing a lion skin and carrying a club was discovered in the Appia Antica Archaeological Park.
Tree rings reveal 400 years of rainfall patterns

Tree rings reveal 400 years of rainfall patterns

The study is an important step towards the understanding of long-term changes in the water cycle and will aid in more informed decisions when assessing and managing regional water systems.
Breaking Images: Damage and Mutilation of Ancient Figurines

Breaking Images: Damage and Mutilation of Ancient Figurines

The scope of this volume is to search for traces of any voluntary and intentional fragmentation of ancient artefacts.
Core reveals prehistory and natural history of Eastern Europe

Core reveals prehistory and natural history of Eastern Europe

Core of organic deposits from the Serteya mire in western Russia is an invaluable source of information on the prehistory and natural history of the region.
Roman Attica Project – open access resource

Roman Attica Project – open access resource

The Project will officially launch with a presentation of the website and the team on February 1, 2023.
At a southern Iraq site, unearthing the archaeological passing of time

At a southern Iraq site, unearthing the archaeological passing of time

Excavations at Lagash led by Penn’s Holly Pittman have resulted in the discovery of urban neighborhoods, tens of thousands of pottery sherds, and much more.
Mysterious hand imprint found next to the City of Jerusalem walls

Mysterious hand imprint found next to the City of Jerusalem walls

Elements of ancient Jerusalem’s fortifications and a mysterious hand imprint carved in the rock were uncovered at the Israel Antiquities Authority excavations in Jerusalem.
New important finds from Saqqara

New important finds from Saqqara

New important finds found at the particular site of Gisr el-Mudir in the famous necropolis near Cairo.
Odesa inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

Odesa inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List

The World Heritage Committee on Wednesday decided to inscribe the Historic Centre of Odesa (Ukraine) on the World Heritage List.
Study offers new insight on what ancient noses smelled

Study offers new insight on what ancient noses smelled

New data about the sense of smell in Denisovans and Neanderthals and the role that smell played in adapting to new environments and foods.
Humans have influenced the growth of blue-green algae in lakes

Humans have influenced the growth of blue-green algae in lakes

Humans have had an influence on the development of blue-green algae already since the Bronze Age from about 2,000 BC.
Second Intermediate Period burials unearthed in Dra Abu El Naga, Egypt

Second Intermediate Period burials unearthed in Dra Abu El Naga, Egypt

The Egyptian archaeological mission, headed by Dr. Mostafa Waziri, Secretary General of the Supreme Council of Antiquities, uncovered a group of family burials during excavations at the necropolis of Dra Abu El Naga.
Athens and the Great Idea at the Benaki Museum

Athens and the Great Idea at the Benaki Museum

The historical documentary and exhibition are important because they showcase unfamiliar images of Athens.
David Hockney: BIGGER & CLOSER (not smaller & further away)

David Hockney: BIGGER & CLOSER (not smaller & further away)

Lightroom presents DAVID HOCKNEY: BIGGER & CLOSER (not smaller & further away), a digital retrospective of David Hockney's Work.
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