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explorator 6.34

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Mike Heyworth <[log in to unmask]>

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explorator 6.34                                december 21, 2003
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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, Dave Sowdon, Donna 
Hurst, Francis Deblauwe, Joanne Conman,  John McMahon,
Joseph Lauer, Louis A. Okin, Ling Ouyang, Mark Morgan, Maurice 
O'Sullivan, Paola Raffetta, Michael Oberndorf, Richard Griffiths, Rick Reidlinger, Sally Winchester, Steve Rankin, Tony Jackson, Trevor Watkins, William Gebhardt, 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:

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Season's greetings to all Explorator readers and their families!

Here's wishing you a safe, prosperous, and archaeologically- interesting New Year as well! (in case I forget!) ================================================================
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AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA ================================================================
Plenty of coverage of the discovery of three ivory carvings 
dating to 30 000 b.p. in a German cave (most appear to be accompanied by a photo of one of the pieces ... most likely the
duck/loon/cormorant):

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/18/science/18IVOR.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3740004/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3328229.stm
http://tinyurl.com/2ve7a (CNN)
http://tinyurl.com/2r39n (AP via Yahoo ... no photo) http://tinyurl.com/2574e (National Geographic ... diff. photo) http://www.nature.com/nsu/031215/031215-8.html (both photos) http://tinyurl.com/3f9t8 (Guardian ... no photo) http://tinyurl.com/2ax3h (AP) http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_848047.html (no photo) http://tinyurl.com/32wm5 (Scientific American ... the 3rd one)

Meanwhile, some 10 000 b.p. cave paintings from India are
in danger of destruction:

http://www.centralchronicle.com/20031216/1612018.htm

An Archaic tomb was discovered on Cyprus recently by workers who were digging a ditch:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=12289&archive=1

The authenticity of the James Ossuary is in the news again, with an Israeli geologist weighing in with an alternate explanation for the problems with the inscription:

http://www.haaretzdaily.com/hasen/spages/374068.html
http://tinyurl.com/29pj9 (Jerusalem Post) http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3753790/
http://tinyurl.com/3g373 (Guardian)

Ha'aretz has coverage of the 'state of the dig' of Be'er Sheva:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/372366.html

This is a repeat, but has a nice photo ... that Bronze Age
'sun disk' found in Wales has been declared treasure:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/mid_/3328443.stm

A major Iron Age coin hoard has been found in Norfolk:

http://tinyurl.com/2pglx (EDP24)

I believe this coin hoard discovery mentioned in the Yorkshire Post is different:

http://tinyurl.com/yw2xt

Some 2000 b.p. 'cliff paintings' have been found in Inner
Mongolia:

http://tinyurl.com/322j6 (China Daily)

A number of Han Dynasty pottery kilns have been found in
Guizhou: 

http://tinyurl.com/2vpgm (China Daily)

Good coverage of a 'journalists' tour' of a major excavation in downtown Hanoi:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3739947/

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THE AMERICAS ================================================================
A dig in Florida may reveal how houses were built 1500 years b.p.

http://www.news-press.com/news/local_state/031219dig.html

A dig in Wisconsin will see a third season:

http://www.wausaudailyherald.com/wdhlocal/288199906575075.shtml

The latest on that looted site in Wyoming:

http://tinyurl.com/2fflb (Newsday)

Since it was the 100th anniversary of the Wright Brothers' thing this week, folks might be interested in this piece on 'airplane archaeology':

http://tinyurl.com/2qdnw (News-Observer) ================================================================
ALSO OF INTEREST ================================================================
On the DNA front, they're going to exhume some 50 members of the Medici family to see what their remains can tell us:

http://tinyurl.com/35ycb (Telegraph)

The World Monuments Fund seems to be getting increasingly more
attention:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/16/arts/design/16FUND.html

An anonymous donor has given Lunt Roman fort money to restore parts of the site which were closed to the public:

http://tinyurl.com/394pn (IC Coventry)

An exhibition of items found by metal detectorists suggest that there is some merit to the UK's approach to antiquities finds:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/3332401.stm
http://www.news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=2314944
http://tinyurl.com/24hzn (Guardian)

Contrast that with the apparent lack of success in the UK in preventing the illicit trade of antiquities from other nations:

http://tinyurl.com/2ezzc (Independent)

The BBC has a piece on the various archaeological sites revealed by road construction over the past while:

http://tinyurl.com/2bjp7

A good piece on the online Sumerian Dictionary project:

http://www.dailystar.com.lb/features/11_12_03_d.asp

The Providence Athenaeum is at the centre of a controversy 
because it wants to sell it's copy of Audobon prints in order to help balance the books, as it were:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/15/books/15PROV.html
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/news/article.asp?idart=11440

There's an AP Wire story circulating about the Chinese Sexual Culture Museum in Shanghai:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/3717283/

A 1000 b.p. church in Essex has been saved from demolition:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/essex/3336871.stm

... and a medieval Irish Church has been bought by the state:

http://tinyurl.com/yqjg2 (Limerick Post)

The authenticity of the Voynich manuscript is again in the news (I'm surprised this one doesn't come up more frequently):

http://www.nature.com/nsu/031215/031215-5.html

Some sort of television series about Egypt with an episode
on the battle of Megiddo (the headline is from a different piece, I think):

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/669/he1.htm
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MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS ================================================================
Transoxiana 7 (December 2003)

http://www.transoxiana.com.ar/ (full text) ================================================================
ON THE WEB ================================================================
The Eyewitness to History site presents 'eyewitness' accounts of various historical events, from ancient times to the 20th century:

http://www.eyewitnesstohistory.com/

The Ancient Olympic Games Virtual Museum:

http://minbar.cs.dartmouth.edu/greecom/olympics/
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NEW ONLINE BOOKS ================================================================
Lester Ness, *Astrology and Judaism in Late Antiquity*:

http://www.smoe.org/arcana/diss.html
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CRIME BEAT ================================================================
The EU has passed some legislation to help folks recover art that was looted by the Nazis:

http://tinyurl.com/2yd4c (NYTimes ... scroll down a bit)

Nice sentence for this admitted looter:

http://tinyurl.com/2rpse ================================================================
BOOK REVIEWS ================================================================
A handful of tomes on the Faith vs. Reason debate:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/20/arts/20FAIT.html

A handful of tomes on the role of the five senses in history:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/20/arts/20SENS.html

Robert Harris, *Pompeii*

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/21/books/review/21MENDELT.html
(first chapter available)

Don Quixote (E. Grossman trans.):

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/books/?031222crbo_books

Adiel Schremer, *Male and Female He Created Them* 

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/368677.html

Yairah Amit, *Hidden Polemics in Biblical Narative*:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/371221.html

Pamela Tamarkin, *Reading the Lines: A Fresh Look at the 
Hebrew Bible":

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/371220.html

Edward Champlin, *Nero*

http://tinyurl.com/22uux (Telegraph) ================================================================
PERFORMANCES ================================================================
As You Like It:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/15/arts/theater/15LIKE.html
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS) ================================================================
Alexander the Great died in Japan ... oh, and the Ark of the Covenant is there too:

http://www.in-sourced.com/article/articleview/1057/1/13/
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EXHIBITIONS ================================================================
Bringing Home the Grand Tour: European Watercolor Drawings of Architecture, Gardens, and Interiors 1750-1900:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/19/arts/design/19ANTI.html

Circle of Bliss: Buddhist Meditational Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/21/arts/design/21COTT.html

From Ishtar to Aphrodite:

http://www.nytimes.com/2003/12/19/arts/design/19GLUE.html

Some sort of Egyptian-Italian exchange:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2003/669/he3.htm
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CLASSICIST'S CORNER ================================================================
Classicist Tom Palaima has a piece at HNN about whether 
professors should air their opinions on controversial issues
in the classroom:

http://hnn.us/articles/1862.html

Roger Bagnall received a major Mellon award this week:

http://tinyurl.com/32p4u

The latest Latin-is-alive-and-well piece:

http://tinyurl.com/25elm (The Economist)

A 'true' wannabe Classicist:

http://www.news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1394162003

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

Radio Finland's Nuntii Latini http://www.yle.fi/fbc/latini/trans.html

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

U.S. Weather in Latin:
http://latin.wunderground.com/ ================================================================
REPEATS ================================================================
Bactrian Hoard

http://tinyurl.com/348yg (Economist)

Colosseum Staging Technology:

http://www.smh.com.au/articles/2003/12/15/1071336895957.html

Javanese Coins in the Thames:

http://www.reuters.com/newsArticle.jhtml?storyID=3977049

Stradivarius' Sound:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/3323259.stm

Tomb of Zacharias:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2003/1218/p14s01-wome.html
http://tinyurl.com/3d862 (Jerusalem Post) ================================================================
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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