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explorator 26.14 July 23, 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,
Don Buck, mata kimasitayo, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

Evidence of Neanderthal-made bone tools from the Chez-Pinaud site (France):

A fossilized human parietal bone near the site where Peking Man was found years ago:

.... and digging has resumed at the 'Yuanmou ape-man site' in Yunnan:

A study of where early humans in the Hula Valley (Israel) procured the flint for their tools:

A 300 000 years bp 'throwing stick' from Schoningen suggests early humans there were sophisticated woodworkers:

Evidence from South Africa suggests early humans 'drew in the sand' some 140 000 years bp:

Tooth analysis sheds light on how Paranthropus robustus fits into the human family tree:

Arguing over the intelligence of homo naledi:

Brief item on vandalism at an archaeological site in Zuwara (Libya):
Another Roman-era sarcophagus from Gaza:

Plans to use AI in mummy restoration:

More on the xray/chemical study of changes to tomb paintings in the Theban necropolis:

More on the safety of the Bent Pyramid:

Zahi Hawass on an upcoming documentary on the search for the 'Lost Pyramid':

Rethinking who is portrayed in that recently-recovered Sassanid relief:

The search for the Laodicea Temple continues:

A reassessment of the rise of Assyria:

More on the negative reaction to the destruction of a 300 years bp minaret in Basra:

A 1500 years bp Byzantine structure in the square of the Roman hippodrome near Hagia Sophia:

Restoration work is happening with regards to the walls of Iznik:

Concerns for 2700 years bp rock tombs at Donalar (Turkiye):

Restoration is underway at the temple of Zeus Lepsynos in Mugla:

Feature on Klaus Schmidt and his work at Gobeklitepe:

An xray study of a Crusader sword found off the coast of Israel a couple years ago suggests it was lost during a naval battle:

More on the Roman-era skulls found in Te'omim Cave and the 'necromancy' interpretation of them:

More on early urbanization in the Kingdom of Judah:

Israel wants 'amateur archaeologists' to help conserve Tel Gezer:

Feature on Martin Wells and the Huqoq mosaic dig:

Feature on David's 'nomadic kingdom';

Israel plans to protect archaeological sites in West Bank Area C:
This Week in the Ancient Near East Podcast:

A 7th century BCE Etruscan tomb from Vulci (Italian):

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