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explorator 11.38                               January 11, 2009
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
hours from the time of publication.

For your computer's protection, Explorator is sent in plain text
and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!
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================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Mike Aquilina, Rick Darby,
Alfredo De La Fe, Dorothy King, Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo,
John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri, Joan Griffith, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman, Rick Pettigrew, Ross W. Sargent, and
W. Richard Frahm for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

Curiosity question ... if I sent links out like this, can your email handle it?:

<a href="http://www.physorg.com/news150642011.html">First Americans
arrived as 2 separate migrations, according to new genetic
evidence</a>

(it's an html-style link)

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EARLY HUMANS
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What ancient necklaces from various sites reveal:

http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-69224.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A burial suggests people have been at the site of Istanbul for
much longer than previously thought:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7820924.stm

A mummy found in a recently-found pyramid near Cairo:

http://tinyurl.com/8ncloo

... not sure if they're referring to this one, which might be
the mummy of Seshestet:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7818735.stm
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=arUKcIA.Pr5c&refer=muse
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090108/sc_nm/us_egypt_mummy_2
http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cultura/Hallada/Egipto/supuesta/momia/reina/Sesheshet/elpepucul/20090108elpepucul_2/Tes
http://www.newsdaily.com/stories/tre507320-us-egypt-mummy/

Some Elamite 'tablets' from near Tehran:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=81360&sectionid=351020105
http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_28166.shtml

Trying to make Um Jimal tourist worthy:

http://tinyurl.com/8xhrd7

A roundup/best of 2008 sort of thing of finds from Turkey:

http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/english/lifestyle/10726645.asp?scr=1

More on plans to rescue Babylon:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/arts/design/08arts-ANOTHERRESCU_BRF.html
http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/29998/world-monument-fund-to-protect-ancient-babylon/
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=apwIlJ7IbtWc&refer=muse
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7818735.stm

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

http://www.egyptologyblog.co.uk/

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
A bit of Classical Archaeology hype for the AIA meeting:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/greece/4163401/Ancient-Greeks-loved-a-good-night-in-say-researchers.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/jan/08/ancient-greeks-greece-prostitution-drinking
http://www.newkerala.com/topstory-fullnews-71206.html

... and one focussing on shipbuilding:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/39810/title/Shipwrecks_harbor_evidence_of_ancient_sophistication

The Time Team crew has uncovered what appear to be four Roman temples
near St. Alban's:

http://tinyurl.com/9msdam

They're going to fix up the Forum:

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-01-07_107311661.html

A vague item which appears to be documenting evidence for ancient
Pyrgos:

http://www.sofiaecho.com/article/fortress-depicted-on-bourgas-city-coat-of-arms-discovered/id_33931/catid_66

Reviving (sort of) ancient Scythopolis:

http://livedesignonline.com/architainment/reviving_scythopolis_0107/

Charlotte Higgins has some more to say about Herodotus:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/charlottehigginsblog/2009/jan/05/classics-classics

The Roman theme park debate continues:

http://www.ilgiornale.it/a.pic1?ID=319428

Interesting piece on Casale Ghella:

http://www.vejo.it/casale-ghella-cassia-grottarossa-roma/2009/01/05/

... and one on an Etruscan tomb which no one wants to fund an excavation
for apparently:

http://www.vejo.it/la-tomba-che-nessuno-vuole-riportare-alla-luce-roma-nord-la-storta/2009/01/07/

More coverage of Kalefeld:

http://edition.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/europe/01/05/germany.battlefield/

More on gladiators returning to Rome:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/01/06/gladiator-rome.html

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/2008.htm

Visit our blog:

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

Blegen Library News:

http://blegen.blogspot.com/

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Ancient 'raves' at Stonehenge?:

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,475986,00.html
http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART64001.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1105428/Heavy-rock-music-Stonehenge-neolithic-rave-venue.html?ITO=1490

Wessex Archaeology's next dig:

http://www.dailyecho.co.uk/news/4030533.Digging_for_history_in_Winchester/

Ancient chemical warfare at Dura Europos:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/39814/title/Ancient_chemical_warfare_comes_to_light

What radiocarbon dates are saying about Irish migrations:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/court_and_social/article5477636.ece

More on Viking swords:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2008/dec/27/archaeology-vikings-sword

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
================================================================
ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
An early well site from Wellington (NZ):

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/4814205a11.html

Looking for the Mermaid:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24882046-30417,00.html

Nice feature on Quinkan Country petroglyphs:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24891708-16947,00.html

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Genetic evidence suggests two waves of migration to the Americas:

http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/39781/title/Migrants_settled_New_World_in_tandem
http://esciencenews.com/articles/2009/01/08/first.americans.arrived.2.separate.migrations.according.new.genetic.evidence
http://news.yahoo.com/s/hsn/20090108/hl_hsn/firstamericansarrivedon2separate%20paths
http://www.physorg.com/news150642011.html

... not sure if this is related:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=325015&CategoryId=14095

Vague item on the possibility of shipwrecks showing up off the
Oregon coast:

http://www.koinlocal6.com/mostpopular/story/Wrecked-ships-may-show-up-along-coast/N7yC9Gt76EqKoU6hFSaSAQ.cspx

An Anasazi site near Las Vegas:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/technology-reveals-significant-archaeological-discovery-at-the-springs-preserve%2C675078.shtml

Remains of a Union soldier at Antietam:

http://www.thestate.com/166/story/644015.html?RSS=untracked
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/nation/story/459785.html

A sacred site find diverts an airport expansion project:

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2009/01/08/sacred_site_diverts_expansion_of_runway/

A New Guinea 'connection' for the Ohio earthworks?

http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/science/stories/2009/01/06/sci_lepper06_ART_01-06-09_B5_PLCCRNB.html?sid=101

A nice piece on the Hunley (nothing new here, I don't think):

http://www.examiner.com/a-1776103~CSI_Hunley__Fate_of_historic_sub_a_cold_case_file.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090105/ap_on_re_us/confederate_submarine

More (video) on the Trajan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Clrdm3lBPGw&eurl=http://www.soundunderwatersurvey.com/SUS/Wrecks/trajan.htm

Review of Kenneth White, *The Uncrowned King*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/books/review/Rosenthal-t.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Dam construction threatens as-yet-to-be-discovered ruins in
Venezuela:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/dam-construction-threatens-venezuelan-ruins-1264501.html

Tomb evidence suggests a portrait of a Maya ruler was rather accurate:

http://dti.inah.gob.mx/index.php?option=com_content&task=blogsection&id=39&Itemid=150

More on Nazca trophy heads:

http://www.physorg.com/news150373491.html
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-trophy-heads-06-jan06,0,4019481.story?track=rss
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090105120310.htm

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
If you're considering a career in archaeology:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24891708-16947,00.html

Pondering who the first 'true scientist' was:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7810846.stm

... and the West's view of history/terrorism/ etc.:

http://mondediplo.com/2009/01/07west

What's up with Rene Descartes' skull:

http://www.rfi.fr/actuen/articles/109/article_2592.asp

Catalina de Erauso's story is rather interesting:

http://www.elpais.com/articulo/portada/Mitad/monja/mitad/soldado/elppgl/20090104elpepspor_4/Tes

Fighting crickets and an ancient Chinese text:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090107092718.htm

These poetry animations are kind of interesting/creepy:

http://www.youtube.com/user/poetryanimations

Feature on Morton Smith:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/grafton

Some revisionism with regard to Lucrezia Borgia:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090107134631.htm

Review of Michael Faber, *The Fire Gospel*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/books/08maslin.html

Review of Chris Lavers, *The Natural History of Unicorns*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/4174819/The-Natural-History-of-Unicorns-by-Chris-Lavers---review.html

Review of Franny Moyle, *Desperate Romantics*:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/books/non-fiction/article5424430.ece

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/

Past Preservers:

http://pastpreservers.blogspot.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Pompeii:

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/09004/938911-51.stm?cmpid=newspanel1
================================================================
DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
[please send in suggestions! current digs only please!]

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Kadesh:

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/kelseymuseum.digdiary/read_our_blog

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html

================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
American Journal of Archaeology 113.1

http://www.ajaonline.org/index.php?ptype=toc

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeorama:

http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A purloined Buddha statue was recovered:

http://www.newstrackindia.com/newsdetails/57172

A reviewish (Waxman) overviewish thing on assorted museums and
looted antiquities:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,25197,24884980-16947,00.html

... semi-related thing focussing more on Cuno:

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20090126/peterson?rel=hp_books

On the popularity of treasure hunting in Macedonia/FYROM:

http://www.osservatoriobalcani.org/article/articleview/10706

More on that Italian farmer's 'finds':

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/12/22/treasure-of-satricum.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A Roman hoard from Chipping Sodbury:

http://www.gazetteseries.co.uk/news/4020008.Roman_find_in_Chipping_Sodbury/

I messed up the link to this Imperial Coins newsletter last week,
so we'll try it again:

http://imperialcoins.com/newsletters/volume2/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Byzantium:

http://reflight.blogspot.com/2009/01/flying-to-byzantium.html

Age of Rembrandt:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/09/arts/design/09remb.html

Worshiping Women:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=aU3SH2jCJtUk&refer=muse
http://washingtontimes.com/news/2009/jan/07/its-a-womans-world/

Latest video at the Archaeology Channel is about the Iraq Museum:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Nice feature on the Getty:

http://www.vancouversun.com/Getty+Villa+full+artistic+treasures/1151619/story.html

Interesting item on what happened to some important pieces in
Britain during WWII:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/mid_/7820055.stm

Is a piece in the Portland Art Museum looted hindu art?:

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/culturemonster/2009/01/hindu-god-ganes.html

Turkey appears to be on the repatriation bandwagon (although
they don't seem to be having a lot of success?):

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=163086&bolum=101

Pondering 'deaccessioning':

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/12/28/arts/design/28fink.html

Museums are feeling the pinch of the current economy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/11/arts/design/11cott.html

... as is Wedgwood:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/10/opinion/10flanders.html

More gossip on the possible sale of Christie's:

http://www.thefirstpost.co.uk/people,1811,is-pinault-planning-to-sell-christies,67601
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Vivian Swan:

http://www.thepress.co.uk/news/4037813.Tributes_paid_to_Roman_expert_Vivian_Swan/

Dider Aaron:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/08/arts/08aaron.html

Christopher Hibbert:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/06/books/06hibbert.html
================================================================
PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

The Dig:

http://www.thedigradio.com/

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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