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Middle-East bead in early China; Orkney Islands Iron Age feast; early Greek port in Naples; study of English colonial shipboard food

Ancient espionage structures in Rome; search narrows for Viking settlement in Canada; Nubian necropolis; world’s oldest message-in-a-bottle

Undersea burial site in Florida; Roman boxing gloves in England; medieval port on Gulf of Aqaba in Jordan; medieval pilgrim’s ring in Israel

Yucatan cave complex yields Maya finds; how Roman priests survived the gates of hell; ancient Japanese banquet hall; ruler statues at Kushite temple in Sudan

Danish island spider stones; Japanese tunnel-tomb grave goods; deformed skulls in pre-Inca Peru; Paleolithic burials of disabled children in Russia

Bone measurements match Amelia Earhart; trucker damages Nazca lines; medieval chess piece in Norway; LiDAR survey finds thousands of Maya sites

Priestess tomb in Egypt; ancient Mexican burial with interlocking arms; early Christian church in northern Anatolia; revised production history for medieval Book of Kells

US shipwreck could be last slaver; Nigerian glass was indigenous; Mesolithic red crayon in northern England; artifacts eroding from Norway glaciers

Aztec plague identified; new early Aegean city-state; copper arrow tips in Yukon; First Etruscan site on Sardinia

Early Scythian tomb in eastern Russia; reading material of Blackbeard’s pirates; hundreds of hand-axes at Israel Paleolithic site; Moche throne room in Peru