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explorator 8.44                               February 26, 2006
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Editor's note: Most urls should be active for at least eight
hours from the time of publication.

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and NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which
arrives otherwise!!!
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================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Adrian Murdoch, Aren
Maeir, Barnea Levi Selavan, Chris Brunelle, Croman mac Nessa,
Dave Sowdon, Kim Dammers, Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Edward
Rockstein, David Welsh, Francis Deblauwe, Hernan Astudillo,
Gene Barkley, Jay Marlles, John Hall, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Louis A. Okin, Mata Kimasitayo,Michael Oberndorf, Mark Morgan,
Mike Ruggeri,Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman, Rochelle Altman,
Susan Jaslow, 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
================================================================
Apparent rapid migration of homo sapiens into Europe has
ramifications:

http://tinyurl.com/mqocc (NYT)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11503608/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060223/ap_on_sc/britain_neanderthals
http://www.postchronicle.com/news/science/article_2127935.shtml
http://tinyurl.com/jdov9 (Telegraph)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/23/news/migrate.php
http://tinyurl.com/qvuy8 (Seattle PI)

Our largest known female ancestor:

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060225/fob3.asp
http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/boletim_dentro.php?id=5102 (Portuguese)

On the evolution of blondes (are they serious?):

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2087-2058688,00.html

More on petroglyphs as 'ancient graffiti':

http://tinyurl.com/zptl3 (Independent)

This seems appropriate in this category ... backward evolution:

http://www.world-science.net/exclusives/060221_unertanfrm.htm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Another one of those 'look what we found in storage' things (this
time an Egyptian piece in a UK museum):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/4732236.stm

There's a dig diary for KV-63 ... that newly-discovered tomb in
the Valley of the Kings:

http://www.kv-63.com/pages/1/index.htm

... and more press coverage of same:

http://tinyurl.com/nye8z (Beacon Journal)

Press releaseish thing from the Johns Hopkins dig in Egypt:

http://tinyurl.com/k7pcx

Bronze and Iron Age remains from Jordan:

http://tinyurl.com/zdunc (ME Times)

Somewhat strange (and undated) report on the find of some Bar
Kokhba coins:

http://tinyurl.com/3ahcb (CNN/Netscape)

Tel es-Safi/Gath Archaeological Project blog:

http://gath.wordpress.com/

Some fragments from the Gospel of Judas:

http://www.speroforum.com/blog/entry.asp?ENTRY_ID=615

More GoJ coverage:

http://tinyurl.com/q32q7 (ANSA)
http://tinyurl.com/quhtq (WP)

A pile of ancient manuscripts have been found in a Coptic
monastery:

http://www.forbes.com/2002/05/29/0529conn.html

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Egyptomania Blog:

http://www.karyben.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
Nice coverage of the UNC Ancient World Mapping Center:

http://www.herald-sun.com/orange/10-703770.html

A Roman villa site has been found near Catania:

http://tinyurl.com/z5ck9 (ANSA)

Lots of coverage of a study of gladiator bones suggesting that
gladiators fought 'by the rules':

http://www.physorg.com/news11105.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11503539/
http://tinyurl.com/jeaot (Reuters)

They've found traces of the original colours of the Parthenon:

http://www.physorg.com/news11191.html
http://tinyurl.com/nlv9c (AFP via Yahoo)

An earthquake did some damage to Peperikon:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=59616

Heidelberg University has returned its chunk of the Parthenon to
Greece:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/article01.asp?id=185

A strike by tutors at Oxford may affect some Classics students:

http://tinyurl.com/hojgk (OS)

More on the Lukeion Project:

http://www.prweb.com/releases/2006/2/prweb350469.htm

More coverage of problems with sites on the Palatine:

http://tinyurl.com/pxkmt (ST)

Romans and gay marriage:

http://hnn.us/articles/21319.html

That trailer/short film by Francesco Vizzoli on Caligula is
coming to New York:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/26/arts/design/26yabl.html

Last week we mentioned a Roman 'tombstone' from Lancaster ...
here's a photo:

http://www.romanarmy.com/imb/imagebase-show.asp?ID=232

... and the story of same continues:

http://tinyurl.com/z3zeb (MT)

The pope is promoting Latin again:

http://www.cwnews.com/news/viewstory.cfm?recnum=42574

Review of Dorothy King,*The Elgin Marbles*:

http://www.spectator.co.uk/books_pfv.php?id=3261

Review of a couple of translations of Catullus:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/Check.asp?idArticle=11907&r=txlwi

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

Another Latin teacher enters the blogosphere:

http://promagistris.blogspot.com/

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Bronze Age burial mound from Wales with all sorts of interesting
connections:

http://www.24hourmuseum.org.uk/nwh_gfx_en/ART34334.html
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1581211/posts

An 'ancient' refuge (not sure about the dates on this one):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/northern_ireland/4750366.stm

The Mary Rose folks have helped preserve a 2350 b.p. wooden
boat:

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

Finds from various periods from sites in St. Neots:

http://tinyurl.com/ktndb (St Ives Today)

Medieval site from the Isle of Wight:

http://tinyurl.com/ktlh9 (IWT)

Oldest Ottoman baths on Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=24513&archive=1

Digging 19th century Edinburgh:

http://heritage.scotsman.com/news.cfm?id=286442006

No quarrying near Thornborough Henges:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/arts/news/story/0,,1715002,00.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
8000 b.p. 'fire drill' from China's Zhejiang province:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-02/21/content_4208461.htm

Worship of the phoenix in China appears to be very old:

http://english.people.com.cn/200602/23/eng20060223_245386.html

The Chinese Pompeii:

http://english.people.com.cn/200602/21/eng20060221_244695.html

Remains of a Harappan city (!) have been found in Haryana:

http://tinyurl.com/j8mzt (Business Standard)

Interesting items from a Suyama tomb excavation(Japan):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/culture/20060224TDY03002.htm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Did the first 'Americans' come from Europe?:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11451616/
http://tinyurl.com/zeasq

... or did Asians follow the 'Kelp Highway'?:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11451754/
http://tinyurl.com/ebcz9

... and were there just 70 of them?:

http://www.livescience.com/history/050525_america_settlers.html
http://tinyurl.com/kvqwj (the paper)

A very old 'muktuk' has been found in Alaska (no, I didn't know
what a muktuk was either):

http://tinyurl.com/n3xu8 (CBC)
http://www.adn.com/news/alaska/story/7467551p-7377824c.html

I can't remember if we mentioned this 1400 b.p. mocassin find
last week:

http://tinyurl.com/ob9g4 (AFP via Yahoo))

Kennewick Man was apparently purposely buried (i.e. not a
flood victim):

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11532671/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060224/ap_on_sc/kennewick_man
http://tinyurl.com/z9rzo (ST)
http://tinyurl.com/oqaw4 (ABC)

... and they're wondering what he ate:

http://tinyurl.com/lfx2q (RMN)

Prehistoric Kansas:

http://tinyurl.com/h5co6 (Journal-World)

Trying to figure out how some Hopi pottery was made:

http://www.tucsoncitizen.com/news/local/022006_pots

Latest on the Queen Anne's Revenge:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11512305/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060223/ap_on_sc/blackbeard_s_ship

A storm has revealed a bunch of stuff relating to the early
history of Louisbourg:

http://www.cbc.ca/ns/story/ns-louisbourg20060222.html

A 19th century shipwreck revealed by Hurricane Rita (or
maybe Katrina):

http://tinyurl.com/z8x42 (Register)
http://tinyurl.com/qsp4d

Excavating an African-American cemetery in Oakland:

http://tinyurl.com/rpdyu (WOT)

Review of Robert Wilson, *The Explorer King: Adventure, Science,
and the Great Diamond Hoax*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/22/books/22grim.html
================================================================
CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Excavating a 17th century Church site in Salvaterra (Brazil):

http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/boletim_dentro.php?id=5094 (Portuguese)

Guatemala honours some U.S. archaeologists:

http://tinyurl.com/m66ty (NBC)

That Yale-Macchu Pichu thing just won't leave the news:

http://www.nbc5.com/money/6427758/detail.html
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Shakespeare's death mask?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/23/books/23shake.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4742716.stm

Interesting feature on the work of a forensic anthropologist:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/21/nyregion/21examiner.html

Has a 'new' Michelangelo been found?

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/24/arts/24arts.html (fourth item)

Review of Matthew Stewart, *The Courtier and the Heretic:Leibniz,
Spinoza, and the Fate of God in the Modern World*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/26/books/review/26schillinger.html

Review of Brian Fagan, *Writing Archaeology*:

http://archaeology.about.com/b/a/244901.htm?nl=1
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
CSA Newsletter (Winter 2006):

http://csanet.org/newsletter/#winter06

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Lots of coverage of the Met's 'treaty' with Italy (sorry ...
that's what the photo accompanying the first NYT story seems to
be):

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/02/22/arts/design/22anti.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/21/arts/design/21anti.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/20/arts/design/20anti.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11476843/
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/4734670.stm
http://www.wkrn.com/node/5693
http://tinyurl.com/k5v62
http://tinyurl.com/e62ll (ANSA)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/02/20/features/metart.php
http://tinyurl.com/znkdm (Bloomberg)
http://www.recirca.com/artnews/476.shtml

We're also now getting the first 'ripple effects' of the Met's
deal with Italy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/22/arts/design/22muse.html
http://tinyurl.com/ecbha (Newsday)

... and Greece and Italy are teaming up for future pursuits:

http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article347371.ece

... and the Boston MFA is next on the list:

http://www.wlbz2.com/home/article.asp?id=31957

... and collectors are being painted as bad guys:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/25/arts/25muse.html
http://tinyurl.com/z8saw (Bloomberg)

Kathimerini has a big feature on antiquities theft issues
(check out the links in the sidebar too):

http://tinyurl.com/rnwgu

Meanwhile, that Egyptian funerary mask in St. Louis doesn't
seem to be getting much coverage outside of St Louis:

http://tinyurl.com/f8hdb (Post-Dispatch)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4746772.stm

The 'Modica Charter' is designed to protect mosaics from theft:

http://tinyurl.com/lb7wp (AGI)

Piles of stuff are still missing from Iraq:

http://tinyurl.com/esxca (Azzaman)

... although Spanish police found some (apparently) this week:

http://tinyurl.com/mtsqn (Australian)

Art theft in Rio:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4749756.stm
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Technically a crime story (it appears) but seems more appropriate
here ... a scandal in Ohio involving political fundraising and
investment in rare coins (or something like that; I don't quite
follow it):

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060213/ap_on_re_us/ohio_scandal
http://tinyurl.com/knbnj (Blade)

Ancient coins at Bryn Mawr:

http://www.brynmawr.edu/news/2006-02-23/coins.shtml
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Goya's Last Works:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/24/arts/design/24goya.html

Degas, Sickert, and Toulouse-Lautrec:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/02/24/arts/design/24sick.html

Tiffany at the World's Columbian Exposition:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/24/arts/design/24anti.html

Dead Sea Scrolls:

http://www.fayettevillenc.com/article?id=226828
http://www.thestate.com/mld/thestate/news/local/13958681.htm
http://www.charlotte.com/mld/charlotte/13935099.htm

Chimu: Imperial Riches From the Desert of Peru:

http://tinyurl.com/qluf4 (JPost)


Heroes and Athletes:

http://tinyurl.com/kfw5o (La Stampa)

The Thinking Muse:

http://tinyurl.com/emg93 (ANSA)

Janiculum Marbles:

http://tinyurl.com/zt2vg (WIR)

Pompeii: Stories from an Eruption:

http://tinyurl.com/gcu33

Virginia City Saloons:

http://tinyurl.com/pcwah

The Met is also the subject of another, less publicized, attempt
to relieve it of an object it acquired at auction:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/beds/bucks/herts/4737618.stm

The Pergamon Museum (Berlin) is getting some much-needed cash:

http://tinyurl.com/lpy2f

They're still writing about the renovated Getty:

http://tinyurl.com/kcsme (New Yorker)
http://tinyurl.com/kwrrm (WP)
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Antigone:

http://tinyurl.com/jgjwa (SBT)

The Seven:

http://tinyurl.com/j2xhq (Vibe)
http://www.villagevoice.com/theater/0608,feingold,72270,11.html
http://tinyurl.com/jf42o (NYT)

Medea:

http://www.charleston.net/stories/?newsID=72515&section=localnews

Odyssey:

http://news.ft.com/cms/s/95ea62e2-a437-11da-897c-0000779e2340.html

La Calisto:

http://www.kansas.com/mld/kansas/entertainment/13962508.htm

Fanny Hill:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/02/22/theater/reviews/22fann.html

Greece: Secrets of the Past (IMAX):

http://tinyurl.com/ewh8p
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Etymological Dictionary of Classical Mythology:

http://www.kl.oakland.edu/kraemer/edcm/

Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names:

http://tinyurl.com/2fxco
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Henry Michael (archaeologist/dendrochronologist):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/02/25/national/25michael.html
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
So ... were you one of the (apparently many) taken in by the
'ancient recording' hoax?:

http://itre.cis.upenn.edu/~myl/languagelog/archives/002875.html
================================================================
PODCASTS
================================================================
The Book and the Spade:

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

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

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