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explorator 8.11

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explorator 8.11                                    July 10, 2005
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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, Adrian Murdoch,
Anastasia Tsaliki, Chris Laning, Croman mac Nessa, Doc Rock,
Francis Deblauwe, Donna Hurst, Hanan Charaf, Kate Brown, John
McMahon, Mark Morgan, Mata Kimasitayo, Richard C. Griffiths,
Rick Heli, Rochelle Altman, Stan Nadel, Sally Winchester, Mike
Ruggeri, Tony Jackson, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman
for headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no
one out).

** IMPORTANT ** Explorator will likely be on hiatus for the
next couple of weeks as we depart for the Wild West and I'm
not sure what my internet access will be like (the 'roaming'
has never worked as advertised). Keep sending stuff in ... we'll
assemble a giant triple issue on our return with a brand new
principle of organization which will hopefully make sense!
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================================================================
AFRICA, EUROPE, AND ASIA
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Does cuneiform writing predate Darius?:

http://heritage.chn.ir/en/news/?id=5341

A Punic/Phoenician tomb from Malta:

http://www.timesofmalta.com/core/article.php?id=192680

Latest from Bulgaria has a statue of Orpheus being unearthed
near Tatul (by villagers!):

http://tinyurl.com/cjmrs (Guardian)

... while more mounds are going to be excavated:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=49607

... and Bulgarian archaeologists "Dip in Earth's Bowels" (so
'stumbling' apparently isn't the worst thing):

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=49748

 From the Italian press comes a brief item on the discovery
of some fragments of kouroi from Antiparos:

http://www.adnkronos.com/3Level.php?cat=Esteri&loid=1.0.70668397

cf: http://tinyurl.com/clqe3 (Kathimerini ... photo)

... and a villa which has revealed, inter alia, the seal of
one of Augustus' grandsons:

http://tinyurl.com/8nhaz

A third century mosaic is a possible predecessor for the
iconography of St. George:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-1684979,00.html

Analysis of archaeological remains near Norfolk suggests it was
a 'hub' of resistance against the Romans:

http://tinyurl.com/8oedh (EDP24)

Various and varying coverage of Time Team's Big Roman Dig:

http://tinyurl.com/b64cb (Guardian)
http://tinyurl.com/8ubwr (Guardian)
http://tinyurl.com/b4a6d (Guardian)
http://tinyurl.com/aj2dx (Guardian)
http://tinyurl.com/8xcpv (icWales)

... see also:

http://www.channel4.com/history/microsites/B/bigromandig/index.jsp

Another Roman gold mine ... another Canadian company in the
middle of a controversy over antiquities:

http://www.lgib.gov.uk/news/2005/04-Jul-2005-1.html

Interesting item on a couple of archaeologists' work into the
Pazyryk culture (never heard of it before):

http://www.themoscowtimes.com/stories/2005/07/08/101.html

Archaeologists have found remains of a structure adjoining the
Taj Mahal:

http://tinyurl.com/chboc
http://tinyurl.com/cqfl2

They're still finding stuff in the rescue dig associated with
the Three Gorges Dam project:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/05/content_3179195.htm

A pile of tombs found at a construction site in China's Hebei
province:

http://english.people.com.cn/200507/10/eng20050710_195236.html

They're still hemming and hawing over the best way to excavate
Qin's tomb:

http://english.people.com.cn/200507/06/eng20050706_194311.html

cf:

http://english.people.com.cn/200507/09/eng20050709_195157.html

A possibly 10th/11th century Saxon 'rotunda' has been found
in Herefordshire:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-1684971,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/c8j4y (BBC)

A Scottish housing development may be intruding upon an 'ancient'
Gaelic burial ground (I thought Gaelic was a language):

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=756782005

... while a medieval charnel house in some lawyer's basement
has been "restored to its former glory":

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,1523678,00.html

Coins dating to Queen Victoria and Napoleon have been found
in a trench in Lebanon (article in arabic):

http://www.annaharonline.com/htd/BEAA050706.HTM
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THE AMERICAS
================================================================
Lots of coverage of the discovery of what appear to be 40 000 b.p.
human footprints from Mexico:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8473701/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4650307.stm
http://tinyurl.com/94lnj (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/bnqc4
http://tinyurl.com/7tvva (New York Daily News)
http://tinyurl.com/9s89m (Guardian)
http://tinyurl.com/bl6br (Telegraph)
http://www.nature.com/news/2005/050704/full/050704-4.html

A barbed stone axe head from Michigan:

http://www.fortwayne.com/mld/fortwayne/12062230.htm

An 18th century house in Annapolis reveals some items pertaining
to Hoodoo (which means something different for folks out east
than folks from Southern Alberta):

http://tinyurl.com/btwr9 (Washington Post)

A native site from the Virgin Islands:

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=6644771

... and another:

http://www.virginislandsdailynews.com/index.pl/article_home?id=6583921

Interesting item on an obscure Founding Father (David Brearley):

http://tinyurl.com/73qks (NJ.com)

... and one on the 'constitution' of the Iroquois:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/04/opinion/04mann.html

... and one on that separation-of-Church-and-State thing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/03/magazine/03CHURCH.html

Nicodemus in decline:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/03/national/03town.html

A Spanish 'schooner' has been found off the coast of Florida's
panhandle:

http://www.wofl.com/_ezpost/data/20922.shtml

... I can't tell if this is the same wreck:

http://www.keynoter.com/articles/2005/07/06/living/liv03.txt

Nice feature on a potentially major site in southern Florida:

http://tinyurl.com/cqbsv (Herald Tribune)

Digging at Montpellier:

http://tinyurl.com/akpqr (Daily Progress)

The marketing of Jamestown:

http://tinyurl.com/bfjzd (Times Dispatch)

Using computer modelling to explain the Anasazi thing:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/050707211359.htm
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ALSO OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, Polynesians apparently originally came from
Taiwan:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8464488/
http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=738032005

... while plans are afoot to reconstruct the Neanderthal genome:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8486399/

... and some light is being shed on the evolution of horses in
the New World:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4618571.stm

They're trying to find the missing Peking Man skulls:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2005-07/02/content_3167358.htm

Did arrival of humans lead to animal extinctions in Australia?:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8498614/
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/07/050708061424.htm

So what happens to those ships folks use to recreate famous
voyages? Even when the voyage doesn't quite work out:

http://tinyurl.com/7kvqo (Shetland News)

It turns out that 'palla di bronzo' on top of St. Peter's is
covered with gold:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/italy/story/0,12576,1522920,00.html

Nice little feature on the Edwin Smith Papyrus:

http://www.medgadget.com/archives/2005/07/the_edwin_smith_1.html

The latest in the attempt to get the Antonine Wall heritage
status:

http://tinyurl.com/az763 (Cumbernauld Today)

... and in other Heritage status news:

http://tinyurl.com/cfdqa (Reuters)

The story behind the Met's acquisition of a Duccio late last
year:

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050711fa_fact

An archaeologist has written a mystery novel:

http://www.news.uiuc.edu/news/05/0707mummy.html

Drumin Castle (Scotland) has been restored and will soon
reopen to the public:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=757492005

Touristy thing on the Lycian coast:

http://tinyurl.com/7bcsz (Telegraph)

... and Turkey:

http://www.miami.com/mld/miamiherald/living/travel/12072500.htm

... while an Iron Age tourist camp is set to open:

http://tinyurl.com/ctpnj (BBC)

Some thoughts on the history of marriage in light of recent
legislation in Canada and Spain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/05/opinion/05coontz.html

Napoleon apparently tried to learn English while in exile:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/4645865.stm

The resident etymologist of the National Spelling Bee:

http://www.brownalumnimagazine.com/storydetail.cfm?ID=2707
================================================================
MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Antikythira:

http://www.antikythira.gr/english/index_en.htm

Lafayette Collections:

http://tinyurl.com/93w4s

The Worst Mistake in the History of the Human Race:

http://www.agron.iastate.edu/courses/agron342/diamondmistake.html
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
A Spanish galleon discovery was 'kept quiet' for quite a while
while fisherman took coins from it over the course of a year:

http://news.inq7.net/nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=41577

Vandals did a lot of damage to a site in Washington State (I've
never understood the mentality of people who do this sort of
thing):

http://tinyurl.com/8rgvq (The Olympian)
================================================================
BOOK REVIEWS
================================================================
Roger Atwood, *Stealing History*:

http://tinyurl.com/7ej5v (National Catholic Reporter)

Richard Zacks, *The Pirate Coast: Thomas Jefferson, the First
Marines and the Secret Mission of 1805*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/08/books/08book.html

Recent reviews from BMCR:

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

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/2006.htm

Latest TLS:

http://www.the-tls.co.uk/
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Julius Caesar:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/05/arts/music/05giul.html

Julius Caesar:

http://www.ssonet.com.au/display.asp?ArticleID=4461

The Tempest:

http://tinyurl.com/7ebln (NYT)
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
They're actually 'hyping' that Atlantis conference which will
be held next week:

http://tinyurl.com/a4uww (Kathimerini)

... see the following for a list of 'submitted abstracts':

http://milos.conferences.gr/?atlantis2005
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Peruvian Textiles at the Textile Museum:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8516349/
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/national/AP-Ancient-Textiles.html

Mysterious Bog People:

http://tinyurl.com/dh5w9 (AP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/bdhs7 (Times Leader)

Wining, Dining, and Dying in Ancient Greece:

http://www.coloradodaily.com/articles/2005/07/06/news/news04.txt

San Diego Museum of Man:

http://www.theepochtimes.com/news/5-7-5/30005.html

Interesting item on conservation at the Met:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/05/science/05muse.html

... while the museum in Cairo is home to a new lab for the
preservation of papyri:

http://tinyurl.com/cktb4 (M&C)

The story behind the Met's acquisition of a Duccio late last
year:

http://www.newyorker.com/fact/content/articles/050711fa_fact

================================================================
CLASSICIST'S CORNER
================================================================
Ray Laurence has joined the team at UBirmingham:

http://tinyurl.com/8w65p

Nice bit of Classical Tradition in this one:

http://tinyurl.com/abpm8 (Boston Globe)

Interesting feature on coins of the Severans (not the 'Septimius
family'):

http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art33349.asp

Those Chariot racers in Jordan have a website:

http://www.jerashchariots.com/

Today's Oxford DNB Life of the Day is Hadrian:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/1.html
(if accessing after Sunday, you might have to go to:
http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/lotw/ )

The power of Greek words:

http://www.hellenicnews.com/readnews.html?newsid=3675&lang=US

Statue of Hermes safe from earthquakes (really a repeat):

http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20050704/1072808.asp

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/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Brian Pohanka (Civil War Preservationist):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/07/04/national/04pohanka.html
================================================================
REPEATS
================================================================
Egyptian Glass:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/8221331/

Kennewick Man Study Finally Begins:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/8498704/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4651831.stm
http://tinyurl.com/9dtcd (CNN)

'New' DaVinci:

http://tinyurl.com/8dvcc

World Monument Fund Endangered Sites:

http://tinyurl.com/bgvms
================================================================
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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ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating
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