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explorator 8.46                                   March 12, 2006
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Adrian Murdoch, Andie
Burns, Dave Sowdon, David Roe, Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason',
Edward Rockstein, Francis Deblauwe, Hernan Astudillo, John Hall,
John McMahon, Jona Lendering, Joseph Lauer, Louis A. Okin,
Michael Oberndorf, Richard C. Griffiths, R.M. Howe, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman, Steve Rankin, Susan Jaslow,  Mike Ruggeri,
Tony Jackson, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

Finally! Thanks to all who sent in 'get well' messages; pray
that you don't get this flu ... you'll be horizontal for most of
your days.
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EARLY HUMANS
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Possible 250,000 b.p. relics from the Isle of Wight:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/hampshire/4782012.stm

Rethinking 'Magdalenian Girl':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060308084710.htm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Very good article on that Egyptian ship excavation:

http://tinyurl.com/qm996 (Daytona Beach news)

On the same subject (quite varied):

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-03/fsu-wos030606.php
http://tinyurl.com/nepcu (USA Today)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11705263/
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,61-2071279,00.html

Excellent slideshow:

http://tinyurl.com/mb9q4 (USA Today)

Zahi Hawass has declared the 'Tut Case' closed:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/briefs/20060306/kingtut_arc.html

Some 3400 b.p. statues of Sekhmet (and more) have been found:

http://tinyurl.com/m7myk (IOL)
http://tinyurl.com/pxp4z (M&C)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11705265/
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory?id=1717678
http://tinyurl.com/rfpj2 (AFP via Yahoo)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20060312/sc_afp/egyptarcheologystatues
http://tinyurl.com/jeraz (News24)

An upcoming KV63 lecture:

http://touregypt.net/TEBlog/luxornews/?p=181

... see also this interview with Otto Schaden:

http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6469

... and Roxanne Wilson:

http://www.archaeology.org/online/interviews/wilson/index.html

And Zahi Hawass is pondering the implications of the find:

http://www.egypttoday.com/article.aspx?ArticleID=6468

The Getty's getting involved in conservation in the Valley of
the Queens:

http://tinyurl.com/hzc6j (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/oje3c (IOL)
http://tinyurl.com/qwea6 (M&C)

Ongoing coverage of the Tell el Borg excavation:

http://www.tellelborg.org/

1000 b.p. coin hoard (and other items) from Tiberias:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=691908

Tunnels from the Jewish Revolt:

http://tinyurl.com/zrmwl (IAA press release)
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=100140

... which led to further discoveries, it appears:

http://tinyurl.com/f7pjm (JPost)

Review of Sherwin Nuland, *Maimonides*:

http://tinyurl.com/g3e2l (JPost)

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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A 'carving' (sort of a petroglyph) of a Romano-British war god
has been found in Northumberland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/4796736.stm

Olive oil fired the copper smelting furnaces of ancient Cyprus:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11750051/from/RS.3/
http://tinyurl.com/raa7z (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/efwyq (Reuters)

Turkey has plans to put up a replica of the Altar of Pergamum:

http://www.zaman.com/?bl=national&alt=&trh=20060306&hn=30561

Determining the true value of Roman silver coins:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060303114515.htm
http://tinyurl.com/hazya (Press Release)

A big Roman coin hoard from Suffolk:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/suffolk/4791274.stm

On demographics and Roman success:

http://www.aberdeennews.com/mld/aberdeennews/news/14064312.htm

Tunnels from the Jewish Revolt:

http://tinyurl.com/zrmwl (IAA press release)
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=100140

All about the Tarxien temples on Malta:

http://217.145.4.56/ind/news.asp?newsitemid=29402

Plenty of coverage of evidence for a Bronze Age eruption of
Vesuvius (and assorted panicky hype for modern Naples):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/science/07volc.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11700361/
http://tinyurl.com/lbqrj (NG)
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/060306_vesuvfrm.htm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2072880,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/rukxb (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/nkbw2 (SMH)
http://tinyurl.com/gv26y (Reuters)
http://www.physorg.com/news11490.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/4780916.stm
(suspect photo with this one)
http://abc.net.au/science/news/stories/s1586476.htm
(ditto)

... and attempts at 'damage control':

http://tinyurl.com/qec4w (ANSA)

Another installment of 'what to do with a Classics degree':

http://www.advancetitan.com/story.asp?issue=11222&story=4787

Feature on Bettany Hughes:

http://tinyurl.com/qmw44 (Advertiser)

Mark Golden is talking at Monmouth:

http://www.reviewatlas.com/articles/2006/03/10/news/local/news5.txt

Tom Palaima's latest:

http://tinyurl.com/n94g4 (Statesman)

Review of Stanley Bing, *Rome, Inc.*:

http://tinyurl.com/n7hz7 (M&C)

Review of Norman Cantor: *Alexander the Great*:

http://www.charleston.net/stories/?newsID=73889&section=books

Review of Valerio Manfredi, *Empire of Dragons* (fiction):

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/features/book/20060312TDY18002.htm

Reviews of a couple of books on ancient Greece:

http://tinyurl.com/qlv9y (Newsday)

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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Funding for a Bronze Age dig site in Cumbria has come through:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/cumbria/4795288.stm

A medieval bridge from Shropshire:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/shropshire/4787950.stm

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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Interesting item on Cuc Phuong Cave:

http://tinyurl.com/gus4a (VNA)

Remains of a Chalcolithic village near Narsingdi:

http://tinyurl.com/ln52l (ANN)
http://www.thedailystar.net/2006/03/12/d6031201011.htm
http://english.people.com.cn/200603/12/eng20060312_250044.html

New (sort of) evidence for eco-collapse on Easter Island (perhaps
this should be 'South America'):

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11747815/
http://www.newscientist.com/channel/being-human/dn8825.html

... and later settlement:

http://tinyurl.com/mn8hz (Seattle PI)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060311/ap_on_sc/polynesian_settlement
http://www.hawaii.edu/cgi-bin/uhnews?20060309141546

A seminar relating to recent research at Dhosa:

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

A possible 7th century ship from Cambodia:

http://english.people.com.cn/200603/09/eng20060309_249300.html

Did the Portuguese discover Australia?:

http://tinyurl.com/lhub9 (Herald Sun)
http://tinyurl.com/mhbdp (Standard)

Some manuscripts dubbed the 'Dead Sea Scrolls' are filling in
an important hole in Buddhist history:

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2006/s1587563.htm
http://tinyurl.com/qfy86 (NZH)
http://abc.net.au/science/news/ancient/AncientRepublish_1587489.htm
http://tinyurl.com/kchgn (Age)

A couple of prehistoric sites from China's Henan province:

http://english.people.com.cn/200603/12/eng20060312_250073.html

... and some 1500 b.p. finds, also from Henan province:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/07/content_4271362.htm

... and a Temple in that province will be relocated:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-03/11/content_4289121.htm

Remote sensing in Tonga's ancient tombs:

http://tinyurl.com/mmsxw (Matangi)

More on Tambora:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0302/p14s03-sten.html
http://abc.net.au/science/news/ancient/AncientRepublish_1581088.htm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Reconstructing the language of Pocahontas:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/science/07lang.html (JNW)

More coverage of Andean corn/potato processing:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060306112627.htm

Time has a major feature on Kennewick Man and other 'first
Americans' type stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/q33nh (CNN)

A Hohokam site is raising the development v. history thing
again:

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/119384

A 'mystery foundation' at the College of William and Mary:

http://www.wm.edu/news/?id=5684

Delays for a sewer project in Pennsylvania:

http://www.cumberlink.com/articles/2006/03/10/news/news22.txt

An account of a lecture on the Mississippian cultures:

http://www.semissourian.com/story/1143591.html

Clovis stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/efyvr (Times)

Has Lasalle's lost ship been found?:

http://www.cantonrep.com/index.php?ID=272991&Category=13

Still trying to save the Monitor:

http://tinyurl.com/z3drr (Advocate)

Funding for the African Burial Ground in Manhattan:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/06/nyregion/06burial.html

Interesting feature on the first African Amerian to study at
Yale:

http://yalealumnimagazine.com/issues/current/old_yale.html

Review of James Swanson: *Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln's
Killer*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/09/books/09masl.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
More on that earlier date for South American agriculture:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/03/060305093432.htm

Some pre-Columbian cave paintings from Patagonia:

http://tinyurl.com/oqasx (IOL)

Peru v. Yale again:

http://tinyurl.com/lh7pz (WPost)
http://tinyurl.com/ncaqh (KRT)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,11069-2078500,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/ekfkj (Courant)
http://tinyurl.com/z4pw9 (Seattle Times)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, here's some human natural selection:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/science/07evolve.html

... and some results (sort of) of the DNA tests on those bones
claimed to be Columbus:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11761931/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060310/ts_nm/science_columbus_dc

In case you're following the DaVinci Code case ... here's
assorted coverage:

http://www.stuff.co.nz/stuff/0,2106,3601445a1860,00.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/08/books/08davinci.html

More Gospel of Judas stuff this week, including a piece on the
ethics of publishing a stolen manuscript:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0307/p01s02-lire.html
http://tinyurl.com/nbf43 (Courier-Mail)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/csm/20060307/ts_csm/ajudas

On being a freelance archaeologist:

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

Folks might be interested in this item on a manuscriptology
workshop:

http://www.hindu.com/2006/03/11/stories/2006031117370500.htm

Interesting item on Mozart:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/12/arts/music/12holla.html

... and one on Bellini:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2006/0306/p18s02-hfes.html

Seeking an heir in the U.S. ... a Simpson's episode?:

http://nytimes.com/2006/03/07/international/europe/07heir.html

Remember those Qing dynasty vases that some clumsy guy broke?
They weren't insured:

http://tinyurl.com/otoml (UPI)

Review of the new massive edition of *Janson's History of Art*:

http://nytimes.com/2006/03/07/arts/design/07jans.html

Can't remember if we mentioned this family that walks on all
fours (evolutionary/anthropological interest perhaps):

http://tinyurl.com/kv9yb (Daily Mail)

... and I can't remember whether we've mentioned this 'lost
Michelangelo' before (I think we have):

http://tinyurl.com/gpz7m (DiscoveryNews)
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TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Libya:

http://tinyurl.com/ocjqn (Sun Sentinel)
http://mathaba.net/0_index.shtml?x=530482
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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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The looting of Afghanistan continues:

http://tinyurl.com/l8cql (Australian)

A smuggling attempt in Bulgaria was prevented this week:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=60048

That Egyptian mask at the St. Louis Art Museum is starting to
get wider coverage:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/785/hr1.htm

Vandals are damaging petroglyphs on Tasmania:

http://www.abc.net.au/worldtoday/content/2006/s1589068.htm

Latest 'smoking gun' in the Getty/Museum case:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/09/arts/design/09gett.html
http://tinyurl.com/ncc72 (Il Tempo ... Italian)

Another 'who owns the past' piece:

http://tinyurl.com/rpxe6 (KRT)

Interesting bust of a scuba diver who purloined coins from a
Red Sea shipwreck back in 1994:

http://www.cdnn.info/news/industry/i060311.html
http://washingtontimes.com/national/20060306-105320-6022r.htm
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A bunch of Venetian coins have been found in that Ottoman bath
on Cyprus (mentioned a week or so ago):

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=24795&cat_id=1
http://english.people.com.cn/200603/13/eng20060313_250128.html

Numismatics at the Israel Museum:

http://www2.imj.org.il/eng/archaeology/numismatics/

Ptolemaic Coins:

http://www.snible.org/coins/bmc/#ptolemies

New blog: Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Excavating Egypt:

http://tinyurl.com/pu6qh (Times Leader)

Tut:

http://travelvideo.tv/news/more.php?id=8228_0_1_0_M
http://tinyurl.com/on342 (Miami Herald)

Mummy: The Inside Story:

http://www.webwire.com/ViewPressRel.asp?aId=10735

Michelangelo Drawings:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/gallery/0,,1719937,00.html

Fragile Antiquities:

http://www.gatewaytosedona.com/article/id/575/page/1

On the OI's Nubian Gallery:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060310/ap_en_ot/art_nubian_gallery

Swedish Antiques:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/10/arts/design/10Anti.html

More on funds to restore the Pergamum Museum:

http://www.wtopnews.com/index.php?nid=114&sid=710831

A new home for the Institute of Contemporary Art in Boston:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/10/arts/design/10Voge.html
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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Jason and the Argonauts:

http://news.scotsman.com/features.cfm?id=365312006

The Miser:

http://tinyurl.com/pg8ym (NYT)

Measure for Pleasure:

http://tinyurl.com/lukej (NYT)

A performance by Hesperion XXI:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/07/arts/music/07sava.html

Shakespeare Behind Bars:

http://movies2.nytimes.com/2006/03/10/movies/10shak.html
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Was the Ark of the Covenant found just before WWI?:

http://www.philipcoppens.com/juvelius.html
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OBITUARIES
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Andrew Sherratt:

http://www.shef.ac.uk/archaeology/obituary.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,60-2076356,00.html

Machteld Mellink:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/03/06/obituaries/06mellink.html

Jan Pieter Guepin

http://boeken.vpro.nl/personen/22551738/ (Dutch)

Gilles Quispel (discoverer of the Gospel of Thomas)

http://www.nd.nl/Document.aspx?document=nd_artikel&id=68693
http://www.refdag.nl/artikel/1251615/Prof.+G.+Quispel+(89)+overleden.html
http://www.ikonrtv.nl/kerknieuws/nieuws.asp?oId=8373
(all Dutch)
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
Looking for Noah's Ark on Ararat again (this seems to go in
ten-year cycles):

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/11747932/
http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49203
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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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