This week’s news has come almost exclusively from Archaeology.org (either that or the Facebook algorithm has decided that’s all I want to see). Expect a more varied list next week but, in the meantime, here is this week’s roundup.
An underwater wreck in excellent condition may be a Confederate-era blockade runner, one of three ships known to have been lost in the area of Cape Fear River and Fort Caswell.
The winery at Tel Kabri shows evidence that wine was mixed with various plant extracts on site.
Here is a feature on Roman wall painting, some of the most exquisite ever found in France, are being studied at Arles.
A 2,500 year old tomb near Luoyang shows evidence of an ethnic minority group that came to dominate the region during the Warring States Period in the 5th to 3rd centuries BCE.
The repatriation of remains removed in the 1960s from Alaska will be completed by 2018.
An intact tomb from the Geometric Period has been discovered on Lesbos.
Road works in Scotland may have unearthed the Medieval village of Cazdow. Excavations are ongoing.
More fragments of the Severan Marble Plan, a huge marble map of the city of Rome, have been discovered. Only approximately 10% of this once 60 x 43 foot map has been reconstructed.
Evidence of the earliest alphabetic language, from approximately 1850-1700 BCE, is in evidence on this tiny ostracon.
Another tale of the sorry state of relations between municipal bodies and indigenous groups is featured in this piece on the Allandale Station lands in Barrie, Ontario. Included in this article is a link to the report completed by ASI.
From the BBC:
A feature on the watercolours of painters such as JMW Turner and Towne completed in the 19th century as young men went on their Grand Tours of Italy.