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explorator 26.09 June 18, 2023
You can read explorator online at:

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

A reconstruction of Lucy's musculature to demonstrate that 'she' walked upright:


Evidence of the presence of 86 000 years bp homo sapiens from the Tam Pa Ling Cave on Laos:


A 42 000 years bp Mongolian pendant may be the earliest known phallic art:

More on claims that homo naledi buried their dead:

More on the oldest human footprint from South Africa:

On human evolution and curly hair:

Suggestion that 'Viking disease' may originate in Neanderthal genes:

Controversial suggestion that fossils in Greece point to human ancestors evolving in Europe, not Africa:
More on genomic evidence being used to suggest farming arrived in northwest Africa via migrants from Europe and the Levant:
A network of stone walls along the Nile in Egypt and Sudan are a form of hydraulic engineering:

Residue analysis suggests followers of Bes may have used hallucinogens in their rituals:

Egypt has reopened the Al-Zahir Baybars mosque after 225 years:

.... and the Marina Al-Alamein site in Alexandria will soon open to the public:

More on Egypt's dispute with a Dutch museum over an exhibit:

More on the mummification workshops found at Saqqara:

Evidence of an early Islamic-era settlement in Iran's West Azarbaijan province:

.... and Seljuk (and later) structures from Tepe Armideli in East Azarbaijan:

Ecbatana is seeking UNESCO registration:

More on the use of AI to translate cuneiform documents:

12 000 years bp bird bone flutes from the Natufian Eynan-Mallaha site in northern Israel:

Kids on a school trip (of course) to Tel Azekah found a 2500 years bp Egyptian scarab seal:

A woman found a 3000 years bp 'Egyptian goddess figurine' on an Israel beach:

The fortress at Hyrcania is being excavated for the first time:

Feature on archaeological labourers in 20th century Palestine:

Again we read of Israeli forces 'raiding' Sebastia:

Overview of finds from various periods found at the Al Ain site in Abu Dhabi:
This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

Click here to read the complete article

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