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explorator 8.03

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Jonathan Bateman <[log in to unmask]>

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explorator 8.03                                     May 15, 2005
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Brennus Legranus, Dave
Sowdon, Jason Griffiths, Francis Deblauwe, Glenn Meyer, Joanne
Conman, John Hill, John McMahon, Julie Parmenter, Louis A. Okin,
Malcolm G. Manford, Mata Kimasitayo, Michael Oberndorf, Mark
Morgan, Rochelle Altman, Richard C. Griffiths, Rick Riedlinger,
Bob Heuman, Sally Winchester, Tony Jackson W. Richard Frahm, and
Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always hoping I
have left no one out).
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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
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A sort of roundup piece on recent discoveries in Egypt:

http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=5206_0_1_0_M


Plenty of excitement over the discovery of a 2000 b.p. shoe in
southern England:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/somerset/4530905.stm
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7802581/
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7802409/
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7799820/
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-Ancient-Shoe.html

... while discovery of an Iron Age settlement has brought
road construction to a halt in Aberdeenshire:

http://tinyurl.com/8ds5z (Daily Record)

Nice article on the early development of wine-making on Cyprus,
albeit with a somewhat misleading headline attached:

http://www.turkishpress.com/travel/view.asp?id=42028
http://tinyurl.com/75wp3 (Cyprus Weekly)

A neolithic site in Iran's Gilan province:

http://www.payvand.com/news/05/may/1057.html
http://www.chn.ir/english/eshownews.asp?no=5213

Further study of Gharbal Biz of Yazd indicates it is older than
previously thought:

http://www.chn.ir/english/eshownews.asp?no=5223

A tantalizingly-brief item on some recent Parthian-era
discoveries in Iran:

http://tinyurl.com/7phqt (IOL)

Another Roman coin hoard found by some UK metal detectorists:

http://tinyurl.com/btkok (Evening Star)

A medieval Muslim burial ground from Portugal:

http://tinyurl.com/bur7t (adnKronos)

A Chinese Pompeii:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1368885.htm
http://english.people.com.cn/200505/15/eng20050515_185101.html

A number of Han and Tang dynasty tombs were found in China's
Hebei province:

http://english.people.com.cn/200505/09/eng20050509_184205.html

Interesting Song Dynasty relics from the Three Gorges area:

http://english.people.com.cn/200505/15/eng20050515_185102.html

Earliest states in China 5000 b.p.?:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/11/content_2944558.htm

A 200 b.p. mummy from Vietnam:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/tech/2005/05/424160/

Hopes of finding bronze Age and/or Anglo Saxon remains during
pipeline construction in Kent:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/kent/4537967.stm

An 18th century shipwreck near the Solomon Islands has been
identified:

http://tinyurl.com/exgcu (CBC)
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THE AMERICAS
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Albuquerque has an interesting ordinance in place to protect
archaeological sites:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7787576/

Wooden Maya artifacts from Belize:

http://www.earthwatch.org/pubaffairs/news/mckillop.html

Possible 2000 b.p. burial from Nebraska:

http://www.whotv.com/Global/story.asp?s=3330852

What's he waiting for?:

http://www.phillyburbs.com/pb-dyn/news/111-05092005-486725.html

Excavating the Mobile County Courthouse site:

http://tinyurl.com/92oar (Register)

Native American burial ground on a proposed NASCAR site:

http://tinyurl.com/b9mhd (SI Advance)
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ALSO OF INTEREST
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This week's mummy scan (besides Tut ... see below):

http://tinyurl.com/78ekn (Stanford Daily)
http://tinyurl.com/9hehf (LA Daily News)

New (maybe) theory on how early humans left Africa:

http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050509/full/050509-10.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7835657/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4543767.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/13/science/13migrate.html
http://tinyurl.com/95l7u (AP via Yahoo)
http://nytimes.com/2005/05/13/science/13migrate.html
http://tinyurl.com/bx7bb (NGU)
http://tinyurl.com/avs6t (Globe and Mail)
http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7371

Last week we mentioned a mitochondrial DNA study which led
to some conclusions about the populating of Madagascar; the
original paper is online as a .pdf (I can't get it to open
for me, though ... maybe it will work for you):

http://tinyurl.com/aug2e

Huge interest in the media over the facial reconstruction of
Tut (with plenty of different 'spins'):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/4535027.stm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20050510/ap_on_sc/king_tut (photos)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/science/AP-King-Tut.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/7806495/
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=744934
http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/742/fr2.htm
http://tinyurl.com/ar27q (News24)
http://tinyurl.com/8k4y7 (Australian)
http://www.outsidethebeltway.com/archives/10492
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200505/s1366688.htm
http://tinyurl.com/cfa9q (NGU)
http://tinyurl.com/77sdh (Telegraph)

... the headline of this one was originally "Tut Was Not Such
a Handsome Golden Youth, After All" (John Noble Wilford):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/11/science/11tut.htm
http://tinyurl.com/9utbp (SMH)

... if you want a big version of 'the photo':

http://tinyurl.com/blqb3 (NG)

In other Tut news, National Geographic is looking at the
'curse':

http://tinyurl.com/7mqhw

Another big story spun assorted ways was on the origins of
leprosy:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N12273007.htm
http://tinyurl.com/8h582 (NGU)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-05/13/content_2953496.htm
http://sify.com/news/fullstory.php?id=13740661
http://tinyurl.com/agqnt (Rocky Mountain News)
http://tinyurl.com/bzf4o (SMH)
http://tinyurl.com/bposg (SciDev)
http://tinyurl.com/axd3e (LA times)
http://tinyurl.com/8h582 (NGU)
http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/medicalnews.php?newsid=24339
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/4540461.stm

On the inflation rate in ancient Parthia:

http://www.chn.ir/english/eshownews.asp?no=5222

How various ancient cultures dealt with pain:

http://tinyurl.com/culfq (ABC)

Every couple of years we get a suggestion that the Black
Death wasn't bubonic plague ... here's the latest:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/1925513.stm


A 700 b.p. document purloined by Edward I was returned this
week:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4540671.stm

Interesting interview with theoretical anthropologist Robert
Boyd:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/10/science/10conv.html

... and one with Heritage Malta Chairthingy Mario Tabone:

http://www.maltatoday.com.mt/2005/05/08/interview.html

Another piece gives a nice overview of Virgina Popper's
work in paleoethnobotany:

http://www.palisadespost.com/content/index.cfm?Story_ID=1145

The Hasankeyf dam project (with its concomitant threat to
plenty of sites) is apparently on again:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/article.asp?idart=11790

Folks with a bit of a mathematical bent will be interested in
this account of the All Five [sc. platonic solids] puzzle:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/10/science/10puzz.html

Another piece on Genghis Khan's management style:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4481195.stm

Interesting item on the Vlachs:

http://tinyurl.com/dpx5t (SET)

... and Macedonia's Megalithic-era Kokino Observatory:

http://tinyurl.com/aat4j (SET)

Touristy thing on Tunis:

http://travel.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,19969-1609153,00.html

Whither the books?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/14/education/14library.html

The roots of modern images:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4532785.stm

Preserving Gutenberg Bibles:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050512100409.htm

Latest on Ireland's plans for Tara:

http://tinyurl.com/7z4bx (NYT)

Reality TV ... from a monastery:

http://tinyurl.com/7efw4 (Guardian)
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MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
British Museum Catalog of Greek Coins (Phrygia has just been
added):

http://www.snible.org/coins/bmc/

New discussion board: Field Archaeology:

http://p097.ezboard.com/bfieldarchaeology
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A pile of purloined antiquities were seized in Yemen:

http://www.yobserver.com/news_6449.php

Another perspective on the Baghdad Museum, etc.:

http://www.techcentralstation.com/051005B.html
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BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
A trio of books about Egypt aimed at children:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/books/review/15WOLITZE.html

The Library of America edition of a trio of Louisa May Alcott's
works:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/15/books/review/15SALTERL.html

Anthony Majanlahti, *The Families Who Made Rome*:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-1607416,00.html

Milbry Polk and Angela M H Schuster (eds.), *The Looting of the
Iraq Museum, Baghdad*:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-1597272,00.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Kingdom of Heaven:

http://www.canmag.com/news/4/3/1150
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Clash of Empires: The British, French, and Indian War:

http://tinyurl.com/7962g

Ink and Blood:

http://www.kentucky.com/mld/kentucky/news/local/11645400.htm

On the National Museum of Egyptian Civilization:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/742/hr1.htm

Museum of Biblical Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/11/arts/design/11bibl.html
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CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
This is probably what all the POxy hype was really about ...
drawing attention to what's in the Villa of the Papyri:

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/story.jsp?story=638222

... further 'proof' in an interview with Richard Janko:

http://tinyurl.com/alr77 (Mlive)

Legio IX Hispana is on the march:

http://www.gamesindustry.biz/press_release.php?aid=8602

Latin is alive and well in Durham:

http://www.herald-sun.com/durham/4-605551.html

Carmina Popularia:

http://www.ravendays.org/latin/carmina.html

Latest in the Elgin/Parthenon Marbles saga (sort of):

http://tinyurl.com/csaca (Kathimerini)

... but this one IS interesting:

http://tinyurl.com/bsg4d (Telegraph)

What to do with a Classics (er, Ancient History) degree:

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=516792005

Ancient Roman field day:

http://tinyurl.com/7glee

Roman portents led to the study of the sun:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/05/050512100409.htm

St. Augustine (and Jim O'Donnell) in the news:

http://www.usnews.com/usnews/culture/articles/050523/23augustine.htm

Cleopatra as scholar:

http://tinyurl.com/83fth (50 connect)

Please visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism/

Please visit Classics Central (our incipient forum ... 'grand
opening' next week):

http://s9.invisionfree.com/Classics_Central/
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Horton M. Davies (Church historian):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/14/obituaries/14DAVIES.html

Jack Clark (New Testament Studies):

http://www.startribune.com/stories/466/5400930

Brian Hartley (Samian Ware specialist):

http://tinyurl.com/byxm6 (Independent)
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
1700 b.p. Fort From China:

http://tinyurl.com/885o3 (AFP via Yahoo)

Forged Laocoon:

http://tinyurl.com/akf2p (Indy Star)

POxy and the Number of the Beast:

http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44169
http://tinyurl.com/e4h32 (Grand Rapids Press)

Tut's Cause of Death:

http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=13457
http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=4857
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OTHER SOURCES OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL NEWS
================================================================
About.com Ancient History (blog):
http://ancienthistory.about.com/

About.com Archaeology (blog):
http://archaeology.about.com/mbody.htm

Archaeologica:
http://www.archaeologica.org/NewsPage.htm

Archaeology in Europe (blog):
http://archaeology.eu.com/weblog/

Archaeology Magazine's Newsbriefs:
http://www.archaeology.org/magazine.php?page=0305/newsbriefs/index

Bible and Interpretation Breaking News:
http://www.bibleinterp.com/news.htm

CBA Newsfeed:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/newsfeed/index.html

CBA Archaeoblog:
http://www.britarch.ac.uk/archaeoblog/

Classics in Contemporary Culture (blog):
http://www.people.memphis.edu/~mhooker/ccc.html

Cronaca (blog):
http://www.cronaca.com/

Egyptology News (blog):
http://www.egyptology.blogspot.com/

Francis Deblauwe's 'Iraq War and Archaeology' site:
http://iwa.univie.ac.at/

Maritime Underwater Archaeological News:
http://www.munarchaeology.com/munarchaeology/news/main.htm

Megalithic Portal
http://www.megalithic.co.uk

Michael Ruggeri's Ancient America and Mesoamerica News:
http://community-2.webtv.net/Topiltzin-2091/MIKERUGGERISANCIENT

Mirabilis.ca (blog):
http://www.mirabilis.ca

Paleojudaica (blog):
http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com

Stone Pages Archaeo News:
http://www.stonepages.com/news/

Texas A&M Anthropology News Site:
http://www.tamu.edu/anthropology/news.html

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