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explorator 26.25 October 8, 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, Ian Tompkins,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

.... still have a bit of catching up to do (mostly North and South America)
Another route for 'out of Africa', across the Sinai though Jordan, some 80 000 years bp:


On the use of shells for personal ornamentation at Blombos cave 70 000 years bp:

Pondering a 1.45 million years bp tibia that possibly shows signs of cannibalism:

Feature on homo soloensis (actually homo erectus):

More on that 476 000 years bp wooden structure (apparently) in Zambia:!preferred/0/package/1465/pub/1465/page/41/article/NaN
Petroglyphs of animal footprints at the Doro Nawas mountains of Namibia are detailed enough to determine what animals they represent:

5000 years bp sealed ceramic wine jars from the tomb of Merit-Neith in Abydos:

Brief mention of a 'burial well' full of mummies at Saqqara (date?):

Restoration works at the Esna Temple have revealed new heavenly decorations:

Overview of the recents finds underwater at Thonis-Heracleion:

More on new rooms being found in the pyramid of Sahura:

Trying to figure out what was going on at the Kale-Kub site (Iran) some 6000 years bp:

Remains of a Sassanid-era fire temple from northern Iran:

Excavations are under way at the Sepahbod-Khorshid cave (vague description):

Another item on using AI to translate 5000 years bp cuneiform tablets:

An Urartian horse burial from the Cavustepe Castle site:

Monumental statues of a boar and a man from Gobeklitepe and Karahantepe (8000 years bp?):

A trio of 7700 years bp human figurines from the Ulucak Mound excavations in Izmir:

A section of the 16th century Ab-i Hamravat water channel was revealed in the Amida Mound excavations in Diyarbakir:

Overview on what is being found on the Kumluca Middle Bronze Age shipwreck:

Still arguing about the origin of the Bronze Age tin on the Uluburun shipwreck:

More on Gordion being given World Heritage status:

A Roman era (probably) marble head of Alexander from Amasra:

2000 years bp cosmetics and jewelry from the Temple of Zeus site in Anatolia:

A 1700 years bp iron trident from Assos:

Remains of a Byzantine-era abbey confirmed in Ordu:

A hoard of Byzantine coins from the Golan Heights:

Ongoing concerns for Hagia Sophia (collapse?):

A jawbone from a large cat species (date uncertain) from Apemeia:

An overview of archaeology finds in Turkiye in September:

Click here to read the complete article

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