AGENDA October 2021

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South American musical instruments reflect population relationships

South American musical instruments reflect population relationships

A new study provides the first systematic review of musical instrument diversity in the archaeological and ethnographic history of the continent.
Roman-era mixers and millstones made with geology in mind

Roman-era mixers and millstones made with geology in mind

A study on stone tools from an outpost of the Roman Empire has found that for ancient bakers and millers, having the right tools was a matter of geology.  
Safety works on Notre Dame have been completed

Safety works on Notre Dame have been completed

The cathedral will be restored according to its previous design.
Underwater research completed in Palaikastro Bay

Underwater research completed in Palaikastro Bay

The research, part of a three-year programme launched this year, aims to explore the coast and greater area of the bay.
The earliest clothing in the archaeological record

The earliest clothing in the archaeological record

Dating from 120,000 – 90,000 years ago, the bone tools were found in association with carnivore remains that showed signs of skinning for furs and pelts.
Oldest example of immobile art found in Tibet

Oldest example of immobile art found in Tibet

Carefully placed hand and footprints, thought to be the oldest known examples of immobile art, have been found immortalised in rock in Tibet.
Ritualistic tools discovered at Tel al-Fara in Egypt

Ritualistic tools discovered at Tel al-Fara in Egypt

Archaeologists conducting excavations at the ancient site of Tel al-Fara in the Kafr El-Sheikh Governorate have discovered tools used in religious rituals in dedication to Hathor.
Biotechnology Company wants to recreate woolly mammoths

Biotechnology Company wants to recreate woolly mammoths

The company plans to insert the DNA of a woolly mammoth (from samples found in Siberia) into the genome of Asian elephants.
New works from the Louvre for the exhibition 1821 Before and After

New works from the Louvre for the exhibition 1821 Before and After

The works of Delacroix took their place among other works of 19th century Philhellene Romantic painters.
New digital interactive guide with all of the Greek archaeological museums

New digital interactive guide with all of the Greek archaeological museums

The website features national, regional and local museums of all sizes and types providing information in Greek and in English.
Milk Enabled Massive Steppe Migration

Milk Enabled Massive Steppe Migration

New study provides clues regarding a critical component of the herders’ lifestyle that was likely instrumental to their success: dairying.
Fossilized remains of a Pterosaur in the Atacama desert

Fossilized remains of a Pterosaur in the Atacama desert

The flying giant reptile belonged to a group of early pterosaurs that ruled the skies 160 million years ago.
Ancient gold mining in the Eastern Deserts

Ancient gold mining in the Eastern Deserts

At the first seminar this October Rosemarie Klemm will present a lecture on the work she conducted with the late Dietrich Klemm.
Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic Period

Life-sized camel carvings in Northern Arabia date to the Neolithic Period

A new study lead by an international team of scientists uses a wide range of methods to date the heavily eroded reliefs, and connecting them to a period in which a green Arabia was home to monument-building pastoralists.
Macrocosms and Microcosms. From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

Macrocosms and Microcosms. From Late Antiquity to the Middle Ages

The symposium will explore the manifold depictions of the cosmos in literature and art from Late Antiquity through to the Middle Ages.
The Macklowe Collection on sale

The Macklowe Collection on sale

Οn 9 September, at a global livestream event, Sotheby’s revealed details of the forthcoming landmark sales of The Macklowe Collection
Researchers reconstruct major branches in the Tree of Language

Researchers reconstruct major branches in the Tree of Language

A team of researchers associated with the Evolution of Human Languages program is using a novel technique to comb through the data and to reconstruct major branches in the linguistic tree.
Lina Mendoni on restoring the antiquities to the Aghia Sophia Station

Lina Mendoni on restoring the antiquities to the Aghia Sophia Station

"The marble paved square, the stylobate and columns, found at the station during the excavation, are to be restored to their original place and handed over to the city".
Medical Knowledge and its ‘Sitz im Leben’

Medical Knowledge and its ‘Sitz im Leben’

This conference explores ancient and modern concepts of horror with reference to the human body.
Late Neanderthals used complex tool-making techniques

Late Neanderthals used complex tool-making techniques

University of Tübingen team proves Middle Paleolithic humans in the Swabian Jura used experience and planning as well as dexterity when manufacturing stone tools.
All of Titian’s “Poesie” series to be exhibited in Boston

All of Titian’s “Poesie” series to be exhibited in Boston

An exhibition with only seven paintings but "the artistic event of the year, probably of the decade" as written in the "Washington Post".
Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’

Ancient Greek ‘pop culture’

Why a new discovery about a little-known text rewrites the history of poetry and song.
Byzantium Bizarre: Storytelling through sacred spaces

Byzantium Bizarre: Storytelling through sacred spaces

panel will examine examples of this relationship between legend and monument and their influences on each other to create a holy place throughout the Byzantine empire.
“Girl with balloon” goes to auction once again

“Girl with balloon” goes to auction once again

The painting by British artist Banksy, whose self shredding while at auction in 2018 caused a sensation.
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