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explorator 8.33

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explorator 8.33                                December 11, 2005
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Anastasia Tsaliki, Bill Kennedy, Dave
Sowdon, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, Gene
Barkley, John Hall, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo,
Michael Oberndorf, Richard C. Griffiths, R.M. Howe, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman, Susan Jaslow, Tim Parkin, W. Richard Frahm,
and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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The latest on homo floresiensis:

http://tinyurl.com/7qk6z (Australian)
http://www.news.com.au/story/0,10117,17495510-421,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/caj4w (Courier-Mail)
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AFRICA
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Did a drought in Africa some 70,000 b.p. initiate a migration?:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/4505516.stm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Nice feature on the tomb of Petamenophis:

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/petamenophis.htm

4000 b.p. objects near Manjil Dam:

http://tinyurl.com/b44py (Tehran Times)

Biblical Archaeology Review has put up the full text version of
an article on Eilat Mazar's recent finds:

http://www.biblicalarchaeology.org/Mazar.pdf

Five Hellenistic sarcophagi were found in Turkey this week:

http://www.basilicatanet.it/news/article.asp?id=381923 (Italian)

Pondering Biblical plagues:

http://tinyurl.com/8yfnu (Star Tribune)

Celebrating Tut's "birthday":

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/772/he1.htm

Zahi Hawass in Al-Ahram:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2005/772/he2.htm

Humanities Magazine has a piece on Hatshepsut:

http://www.neh.fed.us/news/humanities/2005-11/womanking.html

An archaeology conference in Israel is delayed for a somewhat
strange reason:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=654560

related:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=655140

The Church of the Nativity is in need of repair:

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

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Five Hellenistic sarcophagi were found in Turkey this week:

http://www.basilicatanet.it/news/article.asp?id=381923 (Italian)

Report on the season's excavations of the lower city of
Amathous (Cyprus):

http://tinyurl.com/do6gz (Press release)
http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=23200&cat_id=1

A number of Roman sarcophagi were found in a hypogeum in Rome:

http://tinyurl.com/9d54e (ANSA)
http://tinyurl.com/7zw6e (Herald)
http://qn.quotidiano.net/art/2005/12/06/5393852 (Italian)
http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/news.php?id_n=1225
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/world/3515649.html

Another Roman brick factory has been excavated, this time near
Emilia Romagna:

http://tinyurl.com/e4las (ANSA)
http://tinyurl.com/c2jsg (LA Times)

Hints about Plotinopolis:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=63985

Greece honoured various 'schools' digging in Greece:

http://tinyurl.com/b4c99 (AFP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/dw5qy (Peninsula)

Bulgaria has opened up one of those Thracian tombs to the public:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=56111

An awfully long piece on Socrates used to make a two-sentence
point:

http://www.redlandsdailyfacts.com/religion/ci_3291944

One of the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography biographies this
week was of Claudius (not sure how much longer it will be up):

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

The importance of Classics:

http://www.eurotrib.com/story/2005/12/6/115439/943

Review of Joy Connolly's Catullus translation:

http://www.bookforum.com/connolly.html

Review of Robin Lane Fox, *The Classical World*:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2102-1910955,00.html

Review of Fik Meijer, *The Gladiators: History's Most Dangerous
Sport*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/books/09book.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

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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That Bosnian 'pyramid' continues to get coverage ... and yet
we still don't have photos of the "paved entrance plateau" and
various other claims ... hmmmmmm:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10335950/
http://tinyurl.com/c46h6 (CTV)

Santa Maria Maggiore's nativity scene is going to be more
'public' after its restoration:

http://tinyurl.com/8zmm7 (Telegraph)

Ireland's chief archaeologist has no excavation experience:

http://tinyurl.com/bzykr (Examiner)
http://tinyurl.com/7a8f5

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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More coverage of the discovery of the gate of Daming Palace:

http://www.china.org.cn/english/features/Archaeology/151046.htm

Searching for the origin of Chinese civilization:

http://www.china.org.cn/english/culture/149971.htm

Pondering the fate of the Easter Island people:

http://tinyurl.com/76k39 (USA Today)

Remains of ponga huts in Wellington:

http://tinyurl.com/cd2tl (Herald)

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Remains of an ancient forest have been found under water in
Nantucket Sound:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10323836/
http://tinyurl.com/8hn6v (Boston Globe)

A pre-Civil War family cemetery in Virginia:

http://washingtontimes.com/upi/20051207-040833-1127r.htm

Why do Walmarts always seem to be associated with archaeological
remains?:

http://tinyurl.com/9y9vr (WZZM)

Trying to preserve the site of an ancient village in Florida:

http://tinyurl.com/bfgx3 (Herald Tribune)

Excavating Fort Drum:

http://tinyurl.com/bs88m (Newsday)

Has the Fantome been found?:

http://tinyurl.com/7j4rk (Business Wire)

Nice piece on Little Petroglyph Canyon:

http://www.sltrib.com/ci_3282367

An auction of a number of Native American objects is causing
consternation:

http://www.wkrn.com/Global/story.asp?s=4225474

Brief item/reviewish thing about Matin's Hundred:

http://www.archaeology.org/online/features/martins/index.html

A wall in the way of subway construction in Battery Park is
causing some excitement:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/08/nyregion/08wall.html

A big Americana auction is coming up at Christie's:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/09/arts/design/09anti.html

Review of Louis Warren, *Buffalo Bill's America*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/books/review/11ward.html

They'll be celebrating Mesa Verde's Centennial:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10308787/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A team from the University of Calgary (yay!) have found a very
interesting monument to a Mayan woman at Naachtun:

http://tinyurl.com/87lzv (CBC)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/12/051206084430.htm
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10339225/
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/051206_mayafrm.htm
http://tinyurl.com/76tgj (Wired)
http://tinyurl.com/c6uq3 (Age)
http://www.physorg.com/news8760.html
http://news.mongabay.com/2005/1205-maya.html
http://tinyurl.com/cb6rl (La Tercera ... Spanish)

Repeat of the story about Peru's possible suit against Yale to
get Machu Picchu artifacts returned:

http://tinyurl.com/7qvfu (Guardian)

On migration to Brazil in the early 19th century (I think):

http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/boletim_dentro.php?id=4729 (Portuguese)

More coverage of that study of mummy eyes:

http://tinyurl.com/bhp7h (La Tercera ... Spanish)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
NPR has a feature on assorted ancient footprints:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5037480

More on binge drinking, this time in Victorian times:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/4493442.stm

Beethoven appears to have suffered from lead poisoning:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10365197/
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5041495
http://www.abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1525353.htm
http://tinyurl.com/73src (La Tercera ... Spanish)

Rembrandt appears to have been on to something in his depictions
of male/female emotions:

http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/051013_rembrandtfrm.htm

They're still learning stuff about the Titanic:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10339261/

An essay on democracy and literature in the U.S.:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/books/review/11wilentz.html

The New York Times has an interview with Peter Watson (author
of *Ideas: A History of Thought and Invention from Fire to
Freud*):

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/magazine/11wwln_q4.html

Review of Pat Thane, *The Long History of Old Age*:

http://tinyurl.com/839ts (Guardian)

Review of N. Ostler, *Empires of the Word: A Language History
of the World*:

http://www.startribune.com/stories/484/5763177.html

Review of the *Norton Anthology of Children's Literature*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/05/books/05nort.html

Review of three books looking at myths in various cultures:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/books/review/11alexander.html

Review of Dan Hofstadter, *Falling Palace: A Romance of Naples*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/books/review/11hazzard.html
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Ostia Antica:

http://tinyurl.com/cmykm (Taiwan News)

Luxor:

http://tinyurl.com/btufw (Tribune)
http://tinyurl.com/bv7yr (Herald)
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Police in Rome recovered a pile of purloined antiquities this
week:

http://www.interforze.it/redazione/dicembre,2005/07/rm2.php
(Italian)

Coverage of the Museum Case continues:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/06/arts/design/06gett.html
http://tinyurl.com/85mtd (Forbes)
http://tinyurl.com/cg97y (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/acwcb (Standard)
http://tinyurl.com/c7kbr (Reuters via Yahoo)
http://www.sanluisobispo.com/mld/sanluisobispo/13334427.htm

As the Museum Case continues, Michael Kimmelman has written an
excellent Op-Ed piece:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/08/arts/design/08kimm.html

... and we get more details about the questions about certain
items in the Met's collection:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/10/arts/design/10coll.html

... and an op-ed piece on the 'changing climate' for museums:

http://tinyurl.com/9rd9j (SMH)

... and Susan Mazur continues to investigate Bob Hecht's role:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0512/S00068.htm


NPR has a feature/interview with Michael Bogdanos:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5024219

... while Bogdanos himself has penned an Op Ed piece for the New
York Times:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/10/opinion/10bogdanos.html

Nice piece on the FBI's efforts to recover stolen art:

http://www.philly.com/mld/philly/entertainment/gossip/13374222.htm

Punishment for an Iraqi smuggler:

http://www.yobserver.com/news_8852.php

More coverage of the implications of the new Greek diving
legislation:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/07/arts/07arts.html
http://tinyurl.com/8pfuv (Guardian)
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Tut's coming to Fort Lauderdale:

http://www.nbc6.net/news/5477523/detail.html

... and the 'ethnicity' issue that seems to be dogging the
exhibition:

http://tinyurl.com/867gg (Palm Beach Post)
http://tinyurl.com/con8a

Gentile Bellini and the East:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/12/11/arts/design/11unge.html

 From Byzantium to Modern Greece: Hellenic Art in Adversity:

http://www.onassisusa.org/onassis.art.shtml

Legacy of Homer:

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/entertainment/13310988.htm

Melancholy:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2005/12/07/arts/design/07mela.html
(includes slide show)

A survey of thousands of libraries and museums across the U.S.
suggests that "millions" of artifacts are threatened because
of improper storage:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/10340881/
http://tinyurl.com/9vrwa (AP via Yahoo)
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20051206/D8EAI6L08.html
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Bacchae:

http://www.signandsight.com/features/502.html

Live Acts on Stage (Orpheus ... sort of):

http://tinyurl.com/dgqxm (SMH)

Measure for Measure:

http://www.nytimes.com/2005/12/07/theater/reviews/07meas.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Pyrgos-Mavroraki excavations:

http://www.pyrgos-mavroraki.net/pyrgos_mavroraki_00000a.htm
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
D.R. Shackleton Bailey:

http://tinyurl.com/9kes6 (Michigan Daily)

Frank Stubbings:

http://tinyurl.com/9hnj9 (Telegraph)
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PODCASTS
================================================================
Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
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