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explorator 6.39

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David Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

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David Meadows <[log in to unmask]>

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explorator 6.39                                 january 25, 2004
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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,  Bill Kennedy, Donna Hurst, Adrian 
Murdoch, Barry Bandstra, Dave Sowdon, Jim Phelps, John McMahon, 
John McChesney-Young, Louis A. Okin, Mark Morgan, George Pesely,
Richard Heli, Susan Jaslow, Tom Elliott, Tony Jackson,
Sally Winchester, Steve Rankin, W. Richard Frahm, and 
Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always hoping I 
have left no one out).


Have you visited our blog yet?

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

If you're using an (ahem) old or clunky browser, try accessing
it via Bloglines:

http://www.bloglines.com/preview?siteid=21809

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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
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An Ice-Age mammoth skull has been found in the UK:

http://tinyurl.com/2adq5 (NYT)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3413773.stm

Apparently Neanderthals died off because they couldn't adapt to
the cold:

http://www.newscientist.com/news/news.jsp?id=ns99994586
http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_544096,00040010.htm
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/s1029572.htm
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_858049.html

A 4th/5th Dynasty 'administrative city' has been found in
Egypt (very vague report):

http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html11/o240124k.htm

The Lebanon Daily Star has a feature on a few digs going on in
Iran (mostly the Neolithich site of Toll-el-Boshi):

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/features/21_01_04_c.asp

Greece is wrestling with the problem of protecting off shore
antiquities and promoting underwater tourism:

http://www.greece.gr/TRAVEL/Adventure/wetappetite.stm

There's a pile of antiquities in the newly-opened Beit Shemesh
warehouse near Jerusalem:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4000113/
http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/384312.html

I think this might really be a repeat but ... they're putting on
display the reconstructed remains of a 3rd century A.D./C.E.
murder victim from Carlisle (he was shot????):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cumbria/3426039.stm

A major archaeological investigation of Chester's Roman
amphitheatre began this week:

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART19318.html
http://tinyurl.com/2wspy 

All week long I've waited for more details to come in regards
to this rather vague AP report on new discoveries in Abu Qir bay:

http://tinyurl.com/33ol5 (Star)
http://www.cnn.com/2004/WORLD/africa/01/18/egypt.antiquities.ap/
http://www.uk.sis.gov.eg/online/html11/o190124o.htm

cf. Franck Goddio's site:

http://www.franckgoddio.org/english/homepage/news/pr_20040121.asp

Evidence of South Africa's first (1500 b.p.) permanent agricultural
community may have been found:

http://www.sundaytimes.co.za/2004/01/25/news/news04.asp

A set of copper Sanskrit inscriptions dating back to 444 A.D./C.E.
has been found:

http://www.hindu.com/2004/01/24/stories/2004012407180300.htm

Farmers in China's Shaanxi province have discovered some
5000 b.p. earthenware vessels:

http://tinyurl.com/3gvv7 (China Daily)

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THE AMERICAS
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Discovery of a possible 7500 b.p. settlement in Massachusetts 
has brought construction of a water treatment plant to a halt:

http://tinyurl.com/2s2pv (Herald Tribune)

A nice feature on the excavation of the USS Comanche:

http://www.contracostatimes.com/mld/cctimes/news/7759647.htm

A recently rediscovered artifact from Lewis and Clark is causing 
a bit of excitement:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/22/opinion/22THU4.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/21/nyregion/21claws.html
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ALSO OF INTEREST
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On the DNA front, the impending DNA tests of what are believed
to be Columbus' remains are back in the news:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20040119/columbus.html
http://tinyurl.com/23ud8 (LA Times)

Also on the DNA front, tracking genetic mutations is the focus
of some computer simulation of human migration:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2004/01/040122082842.htm

A quarry is threatening a number of Neolithic sites in
Scotland:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=84342004

The debate on the authenticity of the James Ossuary continues:

http://tinyurl.com/27b7t (Toledo Blade)

More on the touristification of Hadrian's Wall:

http://www2.hexham-courant.co.uk/viewarticle.asp?id=65973

An interesting piece on what the West owes to the Arab world:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/s2.cfm?id=83012004

Medieval alabaster sculptures:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/23/arts/design/23ANTI.html

The Elgin/Parthenon Marbles saga continued with renewed
efforts by various folks:

http://tinyurl.com/2mrpc (Reuters)
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/502829/
http://tinyurl.com/22ntw (AthensNews)

The Gibson 'Passion' hype/saga/criticism reached new heights 
this week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/20/movies/20POPE.html
http://tinyurl.com/2ufpg (NYT)

A group of Russians have mathematically determined the 
probability of conditions required for Moses et al to have
crossed the Red Sea (note in passing: 30 m/s is close to
70 m.p.h ... could you walk in such a wind?):

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/01/21/003.html

What better way to spend your vacation than by reliving life in
the Iron Age, mining iron ore of course:

http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2435411

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MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
Bulletin d'information archeologique 28
[a French newsletter/journal which covers quite a bit of 
territory in terms of thefts of antiquities, restoration of
monuments, etc. ... the newsletter is pdf, but you can access
specific pdf sections via the link below]:

http://www.egyptologues.net/archeologie/bia28/bia28.htm
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Harry W. Bass Foundation:

http://www.harrybassfoundation.org/home.asp

Blaeu Atlas of Scotland (1654):

http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/early/blaeu/index.html
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
An antiquities dealer has been charged with attempting to 
smuggle an Iranian-origin griffin:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/article.asp?idart=11537

Park Rangers in the U.S. face difficulties trying to protect
archaeological sites from looters:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4038183/

The head of the Smithsonian is in trouble:

http://tinyurl.com/252xf (Yahoo)
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BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
Aubrey Burl,*Catullus: A Poet in the Rome of Julius Caesar*

http://tinyurl.com/26lm5 (Guardian) 

Lesley Adkins, *Empires of the Plain: Henry Rawlinson and the 
Lost Languages of Babylon*:

http://tinyurl.com/2awjp (Financial Times)

================================================================
PERFORMANCES
================================================================
Oresteia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/22/arts/theater/22ORES.html
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CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
An interesting parody ... advice about relationships written in
the style of Aristotle:

http://www.newyorker.com/shouts/content/?040126sh_shouts

The Columbia Spectator has some coverage of Roger Bagnall's 
recent Mellon Award:

http://tinyurl.com/35b9s

The Telegraph has a piece on assorted approaches to Sappho:

http://tinyurl.com/2tqhe

On Roman numerals and Superbowls:

http://tinyurl.com/32kxv

Peter Jones in the Spectator:

http://tinyurl.com/2fzyk

Akropolis News in Classical Greek (it has returned!):
http://www.akwn.net/

Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini
[best accessed via rogueclassicism on Sundays]

Radio Bremen's Der Monatsrückblick - auf Latein 
http://www.radiobremen.de/online/latein/

Weather in Latin:
http://latin.wunderground.com/

================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Paul Abell (chemist/footprint discoverer)

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/20/national/20ABEL.html
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
Cetina River (Croatia) finds:

http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/502829/

Lion Mummy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2004/01/20/science/20LION.html

Lost Persian Fleet:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/3401449.stm

Pre-Olympic discoveries in Athens:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/4000097/
http://tinyurl.com/3g9cg (CNN/SI)

Siberian Mummies:

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2004/01/16/201.html
================================================================
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 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/

Francis Deblauwe's 'Iraq War and Archaeology' site:
http://cctr.umkc.edu/user/fdeblauwe/iraq.html

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/AncientAmericaand

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

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

Phluzein (blog):
http://www.binref.com/phluzein/

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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EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of
the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various
on-line news and magazine sources are scoured for news of the
ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating
to archaeology or history  prior to about 1700 or so is fair
game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
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