The Roundup #36

It’s a beautiful day in Toronto, and I’ve been outside enjoying it until now. Here’s your weekly roundup. Lots of interesting grave site this time around (a fair amount of archaeology on any given day, to be honest). Enjoy!


A Mongolian Turkik burial of a woman in the Altai Mountains is yielding new finds including, among other things, camel wool.

The English have always been big drinkers, even when they were Roman, according to the wine production possible at this site at Vagnari from the first century AD.

This could be Israel’s archaeological equivalent to the Vindolanda tablets from Northern Britain, illuminating the extent that literacy dominated in the 7th century BC.

A tomb discovered during modern construction in Mexico City may be of one of the first Spanish priests in the region in the 16th century AD.

Immigration is a topic on everyone’s lips right now, but it’s nothing new, as this tomb from Egypt demonstrates.

A tomb in Turkey of a woman and child is most notable for the unusual number of turtles, tortoises, and terrapins buried with them.

A grisly discovery in Athens of two mass burials of young men, some with their hands bound in iron dating to the mid 7th century BC.

From the Smithsonian:

A delightful surprise: evidence that scientists had discovered exoplanets for the first time in 1917, rather than in the 1980s and 1990s as previously assumed.


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