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Explorator 9.20-21

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explorator 9.20-21                                 July 16, 2006
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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, Dave Sowdon,
Geoffrey Fishburn, Tim Parkin, David Critchley, Croman mac Nessa,
Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein, Hanan Charaf,
Hernan Astudillo, John Hall, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Louis A. Okin, Mata Kimasitayo, Mark Morgan, Mike Ruggeri,
Ross Sargent, Richard C. Griffiths, Rochelle Altman,
Bob Heuman, Susan Jaslow, Tony Jackson, W. Richard Frahm,
and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

Thanks to all who passed along messages of encouragement during
our recent bout with pneumonia ... what follows is a big double
issue; as far as I can tell this a.m., all the links are working.

...there seems to be a 'site is threatened' theme this week ...
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EARLY HUMANS
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Pondering recent discoveries in the Neanderthal world:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1873015,00.html

... the discovery which apparently inspired the foregoing:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/13/science/14neanderthal.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,13509-2356606,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/science/nature/5343266.stm
http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060911/full/060911-8.html
http://tinyurl.com/powrr (AP via Yahoo)

On the possibility that modern humans are the evolution's
'odd man out':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060908093606.htm
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14737491/from/RS.2/

Early hominids were eagle fodder:

http://tinyurl.com/n9gz5 (NG)

An origins of man exhibit in Kenya is causing controversy:

http://tinyurl.com/qnznd (MET)
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AFRICA
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Early use of colour symbolism in the Zambia:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5329486.stm
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A first century B.C./B.C.E. tomb has been found beneath a
Tel Aviv school:

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004767955
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3299730,00.html

A recent political appointment has raised concerns for the
safety of Iraq's antiquities (maybe this was what Donny George
knew was coming):

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2359024,00.html

see also:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/812/heritage.htm

cf. more coverage of Donny George's departure:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/11/features/antiq.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/09/arts/design/09antiq.html

An undisturbed royal tomb from the Valley of the Kings?:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,61-2351885,00.html

Did Nefertiti have bags under her eyes?:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2006/09/05/nefertiti_arc.html

A CT scan of a "middle-class" mummy:

http://tinyurl.com/r9zgy (Telegraph)

Using technology to record and interpret Egyptian inscriptions:

http://tinyurl.com/qbxw2 (NG)

Review of a biography of Gertrude Bell:

http://www.themoderatevoice.com/posts/1158432882.shtml

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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A late Roman villa from Laodiceia:

http://www.turkishpress.com/news.asp?id=141655

This one wouldn't work for me a couple weeks ago, but it does
now ... an article in arabic (with photos) on the discovery
of a Roman necropolis in Beirut:

http://www.annaharonline.com/htd/BEAA060831.HTM

Remains of a Roman bath house from Kent:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1871816,00.html

A possible Roman villa site in Bottisham:

http://tinyurl.com/n8xlj (CEN)

Construction workers have uncovered a Roman village in
the heart of Bonn:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2143358,00.html

More Roman relics from India ... this time from Elephanta
Island:

http://www.dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=1053100

Another Thracian tomb find in Bulgaria:

http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=69538

Some Roman monuments apparently were damaged during the recent
events in Lebanon:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1874509,00.html

A Roman road in MidSussex is threatened by development:

http://tinyurl.com/oq8b2 (MidSussex News)

Interesting item on 'deadly' features of the temple of Apollo
at Hierapolis:

http://tinyurl.com/hl8m3 (USA Today)

Assorted academics are seeking protection for Roman (and other)
artifacts from Musiris:

http://www.keralaonline.com/newspages/display.php?newsid=2347

Another Rome-as-U.S. piece, this time in the guise of a
television review:

http://news.independent.co.uk/media/article1604084.ece

Another Israel-as-Carthage piece:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/spages/762920.html

Middle school mythology fun/learning:

http://www.journalpilot.com/articles/2006/09/13/news/news3.txt

Very good piece on why students take Latin:

http://tinyurl.com/ozvka (GT)

Oliver Stone has done yet another cut of Alexander:

http://www.darkhorizons.com/news06/060911n.php

A live version of Ben Hur:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/france/story/0,,1870304,00.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060911/stage_nm/france_benhur_dc_2

A woman received what looks like a Bar Kokhba denarius as part
of her change during a recent shopping expedition:

http://www.wltx.com/sports/story.aspx?storyid=41584

In case you haven't read about the EDUCE project:

http://www.stoa.org/educe/

Greek astronomers have appealed the the astronomical community
to keep the universe Greek:

http://tinyurl.com/owuc5 (Australian)

Review (by Lindsay Davis) of an upcoming docudrama about
Rome:

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,14934-2354065,00.html

Review of Robert Harris, *Imperium*:

http://tinyurl.com/g6tso (Newsday)

Review of a jazzy interpretation of Ovid's Metamorphoses:

http://tinyurl.com/z3urp (BG)

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)
================================================================
A neolithic female figurine from Italy:

http://tinyurl.com/g8m4l (ANSA)

They've identified (sort of) Gristhorpe Man (very interesting):

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

Early occupation (attempts) of Britain:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5317762.stm
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2006/09/06/human_migration_to_britain/

cf.:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5352430.stm

There is hope of finding more Iron Age remains at a Teeside
farm site:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tees/5342654.stm

Archaeologists have located (and have begun excavating, of course)
remains of Tolbooth Jail:

http://news.scotsman.com/scotland.cfm?id=1365232006

Recent finds suggest Moscow may be older than previously thought:

http://www.russia-ic.com/news/show/2663/

And a possible Viking settlement/trading post has been found in
Kalingrad:

http://tinyurl.com/ntytl (RS)

Recent Czech finds:

http://www.radio.cz/en/article/82630

A Bronze Age 'pyramid' from the Ukraine:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1867373,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/1/hi/world/europe/5322894.stm
(I can't remember whether Ukraine is considered Europe or Asia)

Canterbury Cathedral is in need of repairs:

http://tinyurl.com/p9lvh (UPI)

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
An ancient drum from VietNam:

http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/culture/120906/culture_a.htm

... and a 600 b.p. village from the same nation:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2006/09/611308/

Some Han Dynasty footwear:

http://www.allheadlinenews.com/articles/7004804446
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2006-09/08/content_5068174.htm

Mold threatens some wall-paintings in a Japanese tomb:

http://www.asahi.com/english/Herald-asahi/TKY200609150162.html

Myanmar's regime is threatening ancient monuments there:

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

Assorted restorations to assorted monuments in India:

http://www.hindustantimes.com/news/181_1786304,000600010001.htm

On the early history of Kaya:

http://tinyurl.com/qkcdx (KT)

Strange find from Japan (looks like a sculpture of a sock puppet):

http://tinyurl.com/mto9j

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Petroglyphs discovered during construction in Utah:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_4348721

An ancient quarry in northern Alberta:

http://calsun.canoe.ca/News/Alberta/2006/09/15/1843550-sun.html

Remains of 8000 b.p. (!) pit houses in New England:

http://tinyurl.com/nv4kd (NB)

Elsewhere in Utah, remains of Native Americans who were victims of
pioneer violence were found during house construction:

http://www.heraldextra.com/content/view/193381/
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=493356

An 18th-century sutler's shop near Fort Edward:

http://tinyurl.com/eff6l (BG)

They're checking out the wreck of the "Queen of the Waves":

http://tinyurl.com/ouhck (Sun)

Recent finds from Jamestown:

http://tinyurl.com/ehvva (Daily Press)

Latest on the Hunley:

http://tinyurl.com/rtrf5 (UPI)

More coverage of the search for the first Spanish settlement
in Florida:

http://english.people.com.cn/200609/04/eng20060904_299393.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Plenty of coverage of what may the oldest writing ever found
in the Americas:

http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060911/full/060911-11.html
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060916/fob2.asp
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/science/nature/5347080.stm
http://www.livescience.com/history/060914_oldest_writing.html
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6077734
http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20060916/fob2.asp
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060914/ap_on_sc/earliest_writing_6
http://tinyurl.com/o6cwt (NG)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14834538/
http://tinyurl.com/nl76e (Independent)
http://tinyurl.com/kgucp (LA Times)
http://tinyurl.com/kkzol (Age)
http://tinyurl.com/hj8rw (Birmingham News)
http://tinyurl.com/mps7l (BG)

Remains of a previously-unknown civilization from Honduras:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20060909/sc_nm/life_honduras_ruins_dc
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, interesting findings on the domestication of
rice:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060908144231.htm

... and there's a totally unrelated piece on what one learns
from one's own DNA:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2006/09/07/opinion/edunoki.php

Did climate change spur the development of civilization?:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/09/060910143119.htm

On the development (and survival) of Romansh:

http://tinyurl.com/l998o

Ringing bells the old fashioned way:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/13/nyregion/13bells.html

Interesting item on the Golem:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/11/arts/11conn.html

American Chronicle has a piece on Roman v. Celtic Christianity:

http://tinyurl.com/repw5

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Ostia Antica:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/travel/10dayout.html

Horace's Villa:

http://tinyurl.com/lpj42 (WIR)

Turkey:

http://www.news.com.au/travel/story/0,23483,20356279-27977,00.html
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Suzan Mazur has penned another piece for Scoop, this time on
what Greece wants back from the MFA plus an interview with one
of Robert Hecht's cronies:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0609/S00210.htm

Vandals are targeting petroglyphs in Australia:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/060915/21/10jpf.html
http://www.abc.net.au/news/newsitems/200609/s1741595.htm


That guy who stole the Saliera was sentenced this week:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/09/arts/09arts.html (5th item)
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Carbon County Tokens:

http://lofthouse.com/USA/Utah/carbon/tokens.html

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Treasures from the Royal Tombs at Ur:

http://tinyurl.com/rtcdm (BFP)

History Lost:

http://tinyurl.com/p6xjl (Reuters)
http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/06/09/15/10067627.html
http://www.todayonline.com/articles/142768.asp

DaVinci Drawings:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/reviews/story/0,,1871845,00.html

US museums fear a tax law change will affect their acquisitions:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/13/arts/design/13gift.html

Assorted acquisition/museum news:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/15/arts/design/15voge.html

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Persians:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/15/theater/15pers.html

Semele:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/15/arts/music/15seme.html

Giuditta:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/15/arts/music/15giud.html
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Pierre Vidal-Naquet (Ancient historian):

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/14/world/europe/14vidal-naquet.html

Peter Ganz (medievalist)

http://news.independent.co.uk/people/obituaries/article1603635.ece
(article might expire by the time it gets to you)
================================================================
DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
Here's a Bosnian 'pyramid' update for y'all:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060914/ap_on_sc/bosnia_pyramids_3
http://www.physorg.com/news77425771.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14824495/

Robots in ancient Greece:

http://tinyurl.com/ras6w (Pravda ... surprise, surprise)

Might as well include the Jesus-buried-in-Japan thing too:

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

... and the latest in Noah's Ark research:

http://tinyurl.com/mpsdf (Skeptical Inquirer)
http://www.livescience.com/othernews/060905_noahs_ark.html
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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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the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various
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ancient world (broadly construed: practically anything relating
to archaeology or history  prior to about 1700 or so is fair
game) and every Sunday they are delivered to your mailbox free of
charge!
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