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explorator 9.19                                September 3, 2006
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================================================================
Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Dave Sowdon, Adrian
Murdoch, David Critchley, Donna Hurst, Hanan Charaf, Edward
Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, John McChesney-Young,
Joseph Lauer, Louis A. Okin, Mata Kimasitayo, R.M. Howe,
Rochelle Altman, Bob Heuman, Geoffrey Summers,Tony Jackson,
W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this
week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

n.b. We will be off to the sunny shores of Sicily for the next
few weeks, so Explorator will be in a hiatus. Look for the
next giant catchup issue of Explorator on August 27!

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EARLY HUMANS
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Neanderthals' creative side:

http://tinyurl.com/kkmzb (Independent ... may expire)

... and their 'modernity':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060824222042.htm

Early humans may have been prey for large birds:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060830005634.htm

More on the 'hobbit debate':

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/21/hobbit_doubts/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Excavating the 'Beaded Mound' (11000 b.p. nomadic site):

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=52670

Good followup piece to the report that Donny George has left
Iraq (the Baghdad Museum was 'sealed'):

http://tinyurl.com/py3ux (WPost)

... more coverage of Donny George's departure:

http://tinyurl.com/jovnq (NYT)
http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/08/27/news/baghdad.php

The Dead Sea Scrolls origin debate gets the John Noble Wilford
treatment:

http://tinyurl.com/jlabu (Telegram)

"Ancient" gold coins have been found in a Kyrgyz mountain lake:

http://en.rian.ru/world/20060830/53329092.html

National Geographic suggests Lebanon's monuments survived the
recent hostilities unscathed:

http://tinyurl.com/qgemd (NG)

Recreating ancient Egyptian cosmetics:

http://tinyurl.com/m28jo (ANSA)

More coverage of that 'waterworks' find in Israel:

http://tinyurl.com/kqlrd

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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One of the recent Bulgarian finds is a priestess burial:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=68755
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=68732

... another was a 5000 b.p. gold dagger:

http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=318934&sid=FTP

Possible discovery of the "hub" of Etruscan civilization:

http://tinyurl.com/qdslj (CdS ... Italian, but most thorough)
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2338963,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/zn2pn (News24)
http://tinyurl.com/erdfm (IHT)

Archaeologists have found evidence of the 17 B.C. earthquake on
Paphos:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=27637&archive=1
http://tinyurl.com/cyagb (Cyprus Weekly)

A unique Roman bath house has been found in Kent:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/kent/5307258.stm

Plans are afoot to excavate the Roman theatre in Tiberias:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=756382
(last paragraph)

The Getty will be hosting performances of ancient drama:

http://tinyurl.com/ggc3c (LA Times)

The Domus Aurea will reopen earlier than expected:

http://tinyurl.com/gaeh2 (ANSA)

The Vatican has called for Latin to be revived as the official
working language of the EU:

http://tinyurl.com/lytvp (Total Catholic)

More coverage of the discovery that the Thera eruption was much
larger than previously thought:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5287124.stm
http://tinyurl.com/laxp3 (USA Today)

A model of an Etruscan tomb is going on tour to raise funds
for the excavation of the real thing:

http://tinyurl.com/ebn47 (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/z3nc3 (ANSA)

The many faces of Cleopatra:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/features/story/0,,1853443,00.html

Some gossip about HBO's upcoming season of Rome:

http://tinyurl.com/fvqsn (Inquirer)

Plenty of ClassCon in a pedantic piece at the
Conservative Voice:

http://www.theconservativevoice.com/article/17745.html

Latin is alive and well in Nantucket:

http://tinyurl.com/oey4x (BG)

Can't remember if we mentioned that Scythian mummy
display in Germany:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5283320.stm?ls

More coverage of plans to restore Augustus' mausoleum:

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

More coverage of the idea that the Iliad was written by a
woman:

http://tinyurl.com/l8lkl (DCN)

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)
================================================================
Some guy bringing in his harvest discovered an Iron Age chamber
in North Uist:

http://www.theherald.co.uk/news/69256.html
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1290462006

A 1300 b.p. belt buckle found by a metal detectorist is going
on display (the BBC one has a good photo):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/london/5292646.stm
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1860240,00.html

They're digging sites around Stonehenge:

http://tinyurl.com/k3jc5 (WT)

Remains of a monastery have been found at Holyrood:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1266192006

The National Roads Authority is going to reveal what it's
found:

http://tinyurl.com/rxlkn (

A building associated with Arthur and the roundtable has
been found at Windsor Castle (!):

http://tinyurl.com/l9fux (Independent ... may expire)

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Rethinking the fall of Easter Island:

http://tinyurl.com/ovnuf (American Scientist)

Plans are afoot to build a replica Chinese 'Treasure ship':

http://tinyurl.com/mg3sm (Shanghai Daily)

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Low water levels have revealed a prehistoric skeleton in Lake
Travis (Texas):

http://www.kltv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5332909&nav=1TjD
http://tinyurl.com/h3rtv (ABC)
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14557795/
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14572829/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060828/ap_on_sc/prehistoric_skeleton

Excavating an 1840s free black household:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14558620/

Assorted sites in Krape Park:

http://www.journalstandard.com/articles/2006/09/01/news/news01.txt

Sewer construction on Vancouver Island has been stalled by the
discovery of some ancient bones:

http://tinyurl.com/fo23f (Canada.com)

Searching for Florida's first Spanish settlement:

http://www.wtvm.com/Global/story.asp?S=5331384&nav=8fap
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Is Peru's 'Ice Maiden' in danger?:

http://tinyurl.com/facou (USA Today)
http://tinyurl.com/fow6e (AP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/gw353 (ABC)

More on that Aztec ritual slaughter/dinner:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/08/24/aztec_sacrifices/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Latest claims of authenticity for the Shroud of Turin:

http://www.cathnews.com/news/608/183.php

... semi-related ... the Pope visited Veronica's Veil this
week:

http://tinyurl.com/knlbg (NewsDaily)

The earliest known Bach manuscripts have been found:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/01/arts/01arts.html (1st item)

Mozart's role in the evolution of the piano:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/30/arts/music/30moza.html

A new technique for dating early books and prints:

http://evo.bio.psu.edu/hedgeslab/Publications/PDF-files/176.pdf

Building a medieval style castle:

http://tinyurl.com/qhqt9 (CNN)

More on the return of those papal letters to Poland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5295288.stm

On Piltdown man and Arthur Conan Doyle:

http://heritage.scotsman.com/myths.cfm?id=1275732006

Why Michelangelo matters:

http://www.commentarymagazine.com/article.asp?aid=12202058_1

Interesting essay on John Adams and marginalia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/03/books/review/Brookhiser.t.html

... and one on historians' legacy (or lack thereof):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/5286894.stm

Wiki textbooks:

http://tinyurl.com/qjw95 (JPost)

Review of Marina B., *The Medici Giraffe*:

http://washingtontimes.com/books/20060902-101909-5392r.htm

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Assorted Bronze Age burial sites in Scotland:

http://heritage.scotsman.com/places.cfm?id=1242462006
================================================================
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
================================================================
Greece put on display items recently returned by the Getty:

http://tinyurl.com/km97y (IHT)
http://tinyurl.com/f33y5 (WPost)
http://tinyurl.com/ec8ur (Reuters)

... and vowed to go after more:

http://tinyurl.com/fey3q (UT)

... while a similar exhibit is on in Sicily:

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

In the wake of that vandalism to some Arctic petroglyphs, folks
are asking that the carvings be protected (well duh):

http://tinyurl.com/kndr8 (CBC)

... more coverage, with photos of the damage:

http://www.nunatsiaq.com/news/nunavik/60901_02.html

The Four Corners region is ill-equipped to deal with looters
and vandals:

http://tinyurl.com/jmuxk (CCT)

A historic shipwreck in Lake Huron was looted of its bell:

http://www.cdnn.info/news/eco/e060829.html

Some idols were stolen from a temple in north Delhi:

http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=16187

A somewhat strange metal detectorist (not)/eBay tale:

http://tinyurl.com/qy9e9 (OA)

Russia is investigating all its museums after staff have been
implicated in recent thefts:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5302094.stm

You've no doubt heard that the missing 'Scream' and other
stolen Munch works have been recovered:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/01/arts/design/01scre.html

New discussion group of interest ... eFakes:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eFakes-L/

A different sort of 'repatriation' issue ... an Auschwitz
survivor-artist wants some paintings she made returned to her:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/30/arts/design/30surv.html

China has given a couple of tomb raiders death sentences:

http://www.thanhniennews.com/worlds/?catid=9&newsid=19475

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Leonardo da Vinci:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14533735/site/newsweek/

Tattooing in ancient Britain:

http://tinyurl.com/gkbok (UNewcastle)

House of Dona Garcia:

http://tinyurl.com/p3odq (JPost)

Le Coureur (shipwreck):

http://www.lexpress.mu/display_article_sup.php?news_id=71435

The Musee des Arts decoratifs is reopening:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/01/arts/design/01anti.html

... as is the Green Vault:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/5302612.stm

Neil MacGregor is in Iran to encourage/expand cultural ties
between Iran and the UK:

http://www.payvand.com/news/06/sep/1002.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
One of Archaeology Magazine's Interactive Digs have been
updated ... the Pisa Wreck (which is actually a 13th
century shipwreck in the Black Sea):

http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/blacksea/index.html

... I'm not sure if we ever mentioned the Heirakonopolis one:

http://tinyurl.com/o7ljk

Medieval and Early Modern Data Bank:

http://chnm.gmu.edu/worldhistorysources/r/170/whm.html

The EDUCE Project (just got some major funding):

http://www.stoa.org/educe/
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Stuart L. Wheeler (Classicist):

http://tinyurl.com/p7rr5 (Collegian)
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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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