Temples, submarines, porpoises, oh my! An eclectic selection of archaeological news from this week. Enjoy!
The discovery of the oldest copper masks from the Andes ever unearthed challenges the understanding of the development of metallurgy in South America.
Archaeologists have returned to the Minoan palace at Zominthos and have already identified some new and interesting items.
It was one of the most destructive wars in human history, and the proof of which is in the ongoing discoveries of artefacts from World War II. This time, it’s part of a window and dog tags from Norfolk that were likely part of a B-17 American bomber squadron.
1,600 year old early Christian frescoes have been laser-cleaned at the catacombs in Domitilla, Rome.
The wreckage of a World War I submarine has been discovered in the North Sea off the coast of Belgium.
The Greek temple of Artemis at Euboea has been identified, approximately six miles from where it was originally thought to have been.
A myoji from the medieval period in Korea has been returned by the widow of a Japanese collector.
Work on the skeleton of a Neanderthal boy shows that the child’s skull was still growing at the time of his death, suggesting that development was more dynamic than originally thought. The Guardian reports on this as well here.
(Also) From the Guardian:
Archaeologists are enjoying scratching their heads over the recent discovery of a porpoise burial on one of the Channel Islands dating to the 14th century.
From the Toronto Star:
The City of Toronto is back to the drawing board, trying to determine the best course of action for preserving and displaying a drain from 1831 found while excavating near St. Lawrence Market.