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

https://exploratornews.wordpress.com/

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).

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/06/230614220724.htm
https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/32-million-year-old-human-ancestor-lucy-had-massive-leg-muscles-to-stand-up-straight-and-climb-trees
https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/13/world/lucy-fossil-bipedalism-scn/index.html
https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/06/3d-muscle-reconstruction-shows-3-2-million-year-old-lucy-walked-upright/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/11541-230616-lucy-bipedalism-climbing

cf: https://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/10.1098/rsos.230356

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

https://phys.org/news/2023-06-rare-glimpse-ancestors-mainland-southeast.html
https://theconversation.com/bones-the-cave-of-the-monkeys-and-86-000-years-of-history-new-evidence-pushes-back-the-timing-of-human-arrival-in-southeast-asia-206232
https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/86000-year-old-human-bone-found-in-laos-cave-hints-at-failed-population-from-prehistory
https://saudigazette.com.sa/article/633365
https://www.jpost.com/archaeology/article-746598
https://www.cnn.com/2023/06/13/asia/laos-cave-early-human-fossils-scn/index.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2023/06/14/researchers-get-rare-glimpse-of-our-first-ancestors-in-southeast-asia/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/archaeologists-uncover-earliest-evidence-of-modern-humans-found-in-southeast-asia-180982377/

cf: https://www.nature.com/articles/s41467-023-38715-y

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

https://www.science.org/content/article/42-000-year-old-mongolian-pendant-may-be-earliest-known-phallic-art

More on claims that homo naledi buried their dead:

https://phys.org/news/2023-06-small-brained-ancient-human-cousins-dead.html
https://www.sciencenews.org/article/homo-naledi-dug-cave-graves-carved-marks
https://www.archaeology.org/news/11485-230606-homo-naledi-burials

More on the oldest human footprint from South Africa:

https://phys.org/news/2023-06-oldest-homo-sapiens-footprint-years.html

On human evolution and curly hair:

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/06/230607215834.htm

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

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2023/06/230614220521.htm
https://arkeonews.net/hand-disease-known-as-viking-disease-may-have-its-origins-in-neanderthal-genes/

Controversial suggestion that fossils in Greece point to human ancestors evolving in Europe, not Africa:

https://greekreporter.com/2023/06/12/greek-fossils-human-ancestors-europe-not-africa/
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AFRICA
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More on genomic evidence being used to suggest farming arrived in northwest Africa via migrants from Europe and the Levant:

https://www.eurekalert.org/news-releases/992352
https://archaeonewsnet.com/2023/06/ancient-genomes-show-that-the-farming-lifestyle-in-northwestern-africa-was-ignited-by-oversea-migrants-from-iberia-7400-years-ago.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2023/06/13/farming-lifestyle-in-northwestern-africa-was-ignited-by-oversea-migrant/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/11529-230612-africa-farming-migration
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A network of stone walls along the Nile in Egypt and Sudan are a form of hydraulic engineering:

https://www.manchester.ac.uk/discover/news/walls-along-river-nile-reveal-ancient-form-of-hydraulic-engineering/
https://phys.org/news/2023-06-walls-river-nile-reveal-ancient.html
https://archaeonewsnet.com/2023/06/walls-along-river-nile-reveal-ancient-form-of-hydraulic-engineering.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2023/06/16/walls-along-river-nile-reveal-ancient-form-of-hydraulic-engineering/
http://www.archaeology.org/news/11537-230615-nile-river-engineering

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

https://arstechnica.com/science/2023/06/ancient-egyptian-followers-of-a-deity-called-bes-may-have-used-hallucinogens/

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

https://www.zawya.com/en/life/culture/after-225-year-closure-egypt-reopens-al-zahir-baybars-mosque-ol20lfkj

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

https://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/9/41/502790/Antiquities/GrecoRoman/Marina-AlAlamein-archaeological-site-in-Alexandria.aspx

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/06/18/world/middleeast/egypt-spars-with-dutch-museum-over-ancient-history.html

More on the mummification workshops found at Saqqara:

https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-egypt/two-mummification-workshops-at-saqqara/

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

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/485639/Archaeologies-unearth-significant-ruins-estimated-to-date-from

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

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/485664/Archaeologists-discover-centuries-old-structures-in-East-Azarbaijan

Ecbatana is seeking UNESCO registration:

https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/485635/Ecbatana-prepares-to-surmount-obstacles-in-path-of-UNESCO-registration

More on the use of AI to translate cuneiform documents:

https://www.timesofisrael.com/groundbreaking-ai-project-translates-5000-year-old-cuneiform-at-push-of-a-button/

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

https://www.livescience.com/archaeology/12000-year-old-flutes-carved-of-bone-are-some-of-the-oldest-in-the-world-and-sound-like-birds-of-prey
https://www.dw.com/en/archeologists-find-12000-year-old-bone-flutes-in-israel/a-65939873
https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/prehistoric-bird-wing-flutes-music-ears-archaeologists-israel-2023-06-12/
https://www.discovermagazine.com/the-sciences/these-12-000-year-old-instruments-were-intentionally-screechy
https://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/daily/ancient-cultures/ancient-israel/natufian-bone-flutes/
https://archaeonewsnet.com/2023/06/12000-year-old-flutes-made-from-bird-bones-discovered-in-northern-israel.html
https://www.archaeology.wiki/blog/2023/06/12/team-discovers-12000-year-old-flutes-made-from-bird-bones/
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/bird-bone-flutes-israel-180982376/
https://www.archaeology.org/news/11528-230612-bird-bone-flutes

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

https://www.heraldonline.com/news/nation-world/world/article276441301.html

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

https://www.timesofisrael.com/palmachim-beachgoer-finds-3000-year-old-egyptian-goddess-figurine/
https://www.jpost.com/israel-news/article-746244
https://www.jewishpress.com/news/archaeology-news/woman-walking-on-israeli-beach-finds-3000-year-old-figurine/2023/06/13/
https://www.ynetnews.com/travel/article/h1fb4obw2
https://www.jns.org/archeology/archaeology/23/6/13/294705/
https://www.newsweek.com/ancient-egyptian-figurine-goddess-hathor-found-israel-1806941
https://greekreporter.com/2023/06/16/egyptian-goddess-figurine-israel/

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

https://allisrael.com/hyrcania-fortress-site-in-judean-desert-excavated-for-the-first-time-in-israel
https://www.i24news.tv/en/news/israel/archeology/1686559333-beautiful-hasmonean-fortress-is-being-excavated-for-first-time

Feature on archaeological labourers in 20th century Palestine:

https://www.asor.org/anetoday/2023/06/archaeological-laborers-palestine

Again we read of Israeli forces 'raiding' Sebastia:

https://daysofpalestine.ps/israeli-forces-raid-archaeological-site-in-sebastia-west-of-nablus/

Overview of finds from various periods found at the Al Ain site in Abu Dhabi:

https://gulfnews.com/uae/ancient-graves-relics-from-iron-age-unearthed-in-major-discoveries-in-uaes-al-ain-region-1.96458445
https://www.thenationalnews.com/uae/heritage/2023/06/16/treasure-trove-of-artefacts-found-at-ancient-burial-site-in-abu-dhabi/
https://english.alarabiya.net/News/gulf/2023/06/17/Archaeologists-unearth-Iron-Age-pre-Islamic-artefacts-in-Abu-Dhabi-including-weapons
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