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explorator 9.22

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explorator 9.22                              September 24, 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, Charles Fertig,
Stephen Goranson, Ross W. Sargent, Steve Rankin, Amedeo Giampaglia,
Donna Hurst, John McMahon, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein,
John McChesney-Young, Joseph Lauer, Kris Curry, Richard C. Griffiths,
Bob Heuman, Susan Jaslow, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen, Tony Jackson,
W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses upses this week
(as always hoping I have left no one out).

Happy Rosh Hoshanah to our friends who follow the Jewish
calendar ...
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EARLY HUMANS
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Lots of coverage of the discovery of 'Lucy's baby':

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5363328.stm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2006-09/m-mte092106.php
http://abcnews.go.com/Technology/wireStory?id=2471146
http://www9.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/dikikababy/
http://www.nature.com/nature/focus/hominiddevelopment/index.html
http://www.nature.com/news/2006/060918/full/060918-5.html
http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,438219,00.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/21/science/21child.html (JNW)
http://apnews.myway.com/article/20060921/D8K8U6PO0.html
http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/national/285881_fossil21.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,3-2367328,00.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/story/0,,1877236,00.html
http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14922303/from/RS.5/

... here's the Google link if you need more:

http://tinyurl.com/fsv3a

cf.:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2006/09/060920-lucy.html

Good interview with the discoverer:

http://tinyurl.com/jo462 (Independent)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 7000 b.p. site is to be excavated by UChicago folk:

http://www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=384373

Report on a Spanish excavation of an Egyptian site:

http://tinyurl.com/s2fnj (press release in Spanish)

A very interesting floor from the treasury at Persepolis:

http://tinyurl.com/hekr9 (Iranmania)

... and the excavations of the Gorgan Wall:

http://tinyurl.com/zegv8 (ibidem)

Good coverage of the ongoing excavations at Ramat Rahel:

http://tinyurl.com/r3eya (JPost)

... while they've run out of money to excavate that church in
a Megiddo prison:

http://tinyurl.com/pxpqb (Globes)

They'll soon be excavating a Parthian/Sassanid shipwreck
recently found in the Persian Gulf:

http://www.payvand.com/news/06/sep/1186.html

Nice coverage of the Turin Royal Canon:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2006/813/hr2.htm

Interesting restoration/reuse of a Hittite dam:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=54393

On what needs repairing in Lebanon site-wise after the recent
events there:

http://tinyurl.com/okjf9 (AP via Yahoo)
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1874508,00.html

New on the web ... the Polish Egyptological Journal:

http://www.egyptnj.com/

On the year 5767:

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

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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Recent finds in Thesprotia:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=74376

This puts a somewhat different spin on some of those recent
Bulgarian discoveries:

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/world/story/0,,1879633,00.html

They're going to be sprucing up the Circus Maximus:

http://asia.news.yahoo.com/060921/3/2q9h7.html
http://tinyurl.com/gjdu9 (Reuters)

What the Romans did to Wales:

http://tinyurl.com/fp276 (Western Mail)

Interviewish reviewish thing from NPR with Barry Strauss on
his latest book re-examining the Trojan War:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=6117459

More coverage of the Plutonion and its deadly vapours:

http://news.sawf.org/Lifestyle/21552.aspx

More coverage of the new 'Argo':

http://tinyurl.com/ghr8j (YM)

In case you haven't heard about the impending film production
on the Acropolis:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,1874741,00.html

Review of Andrew Dalby, *Rediscovering Homer*:

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/review.cfm?id=1409402006

A few reviews of Robert Harris' *Imperium*:

http://tinyurl.com/gk3gx (LA Times)
http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/story/452772p-380990c.html
http://tinyurl.com/kcq9k (WP)

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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The Ice Age kept getting in the way of settlement of Britain:

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

A mystery dog from Teeside:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tees/5355992.stm

Interesting discovery of a casement in the remains of a 17th
century fortress in Norway:

http://www.physorg.com/news77992399.html

Strange story of the 'gagging' of a Scottish archaeologist by
a power company:

http://scotlandonsunday.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1374032006

Lengthy piece on Marie Antoinette (might actually be a review):

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/books/articles/060925crat_atlarge

Finds in a Horncastle garden:

http://tinyurl.com/gqv59 (HC Today)

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Somewhat vague item on recent finds in Lam Dong (Viet Nam):

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/lifestyle/2006/09/614801/

The imaging techniques used on the Archimedes Palimpsest have
been used to restore a 700 b.p. Hindu manuscript:

http://www.physorg.com/news77908116.html

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Interesting finds in the 'Quarry of the Ancestors' in northern
Alberta:

http://www.fftimes.com/index.php/3/2006-09-18/27069

White House loot off the coast of Nova Scotia?:

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Science/2006/09/21/1873677-cp.html

They'll be looking for the Roanoke colonies again:

http://tinyurl.com/fchfs (Sentinel)

Looking for evidence of 19th century "ethnic" people and
prostitutes in Idaho:

http://tinyurl.com/qqs34 (Bee)

More coverage of that sutler's store find in New York:

http://www.wstm.com/Global/story.asp?S=5416419&nav=2aKD

More coverage of the search for the first Spanish colony in
Georgia:

http://tinyurl.com/hgodh (Star)

More coverage of those petroglyphs recently found in Utah:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_4360167
http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/1%2C1249%2C650191839%2C00.html
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=500539

An 18th century rectory in St. Louis:

http://tinyurl.com/z8brn (P-D)

Latest on the Hunley:

http://msnbc.msn.com/id/14807806/

There's going to be a live webcast from Jamestown:

http://tinyurl.com/zyh5e (DP)
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Coverage of recent finds from Peten (Guatemala):

http://www.cphpost.dk/get/81053.html
http://www.jp.dk/nyviden/artikel:aid=3952256/ (Danish, photos)

Mummified dogs from Peru (!):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/5374748.stm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060923/ap_on_sc/peru_ancient_pets_4
http://tinyurl.com/n2wff (BG)

Latest claims about the Nazca lines (not sure if this is Elmer
material yet):

http://tinyurl.com/lhue5 (al Jazeera)
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, it appears that most Brits are descended from
a group of Spanish fishermen:

http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_2002919.html
http://www.prospect-magazine.co.uk/article_details.php?id=7817

DNA and the Dead Sea Scrolls:

http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/local/286236_science23.html

Finally ... a vaccine against the Black Death:

http://www.aftenposten.no/english/local/article1468734.ece

A little activity designed to get kids interested in what
archaeologists do:

http://www.azstarnet.com/allheadlines/147571

Interesting item on the oldest recorded supernova:

http://tinyurl.com/oo7r5 (AFP via Yahoo)

The journal Oral Tradition now has a web presence:

http://www.research.missouri.edu/news/stories/060920_oraltradition.htm

Can't help but smile at this one (even though I probably
shouldn't) ... a bit of performance art:

http://tinyurl.com/evevt (AFP via Yahoo)
http://tinyurl.com/rk26x (BG ... photo of the guy)
http://news.scotsman.com/international.cfm?id=1376792006
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/asia-pacific/5355546.stm (photo)

Folks might be interested in this piece on folks trying to
get into Oxbridge:

http://tinyurl.com/kmc7q (FT)

Nice feature on amber:

http://tinyurl.com/edkau (IOL)
http://tinyurl.com/laqbj (Raw)

Latest 'old seeds' to germinate:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/5361396.stm

An unfinished Tolkien work has been finished by J.R.R.'s
son and will soon be published:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20060918/ap_en_ot/books_new_tolkien

A different 'reburial':

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5372956.stm

A bit late for us, but interesting ... a Pentagon team has
identified the remains of a WWI soldier:

http://tinyurl.com/gnort (CBS)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/14955061/
http://tinyurl.com/jsn3e (Enquirer)
http://www.cnn.com/2006/US/09/22/ww.one.id.ap/index.html

This one is interesting for its implications (especially
in Commonwealth countries) ... an Australian court has ruled
that Perth belongs to the Aborigines:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/21/world/asia/21australia.html

Assorted items of interest in the NYT Arts Briefly column:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/20/arts/20arts.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/18/arts/18arts.html

Review of Tina Cassidy, *Birth*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/24/books/review/Jacobs.t.html

Review of John Stubbs, *Donne*:

http://tls.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,25336-2366922,00.html

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Ethiopia:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/09/17/travel/17ethiopia.html
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
The Fall issue of the CSA newsletter has hit the e-waves:

http://csanet.org/newsletter/#fall06

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Croatian police made an arrest in the museum theft (I think) we
mentioned last week:

http://tinyurl.com/ja7pq (Raw)

... in case I didn't miss it, here's some coverage of the crime:

http://tinyurl.com/l7tdh (Khaleej Times)

Greek police have recovered a Byzantine icon which was stolen
a month or so ago:

http://tinyurl.com/kwzsl (IOL)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/europe/5373666.stm

That map dealer who was stealing stuff from libraries has asked
for a light sentence:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/20/nyregion/20mbrfs-009.html
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
A Charles I coin is coming up to auction:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,,1876305,00.html

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Ancient Food:

http://tinyurl.com/nc3c5 (AFP via Yahoo)

Arts in Latin America:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/22/arts/design/22lati.html

Indian Painting:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/09/22/arts/design/22indi.html

DaVinci:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/5324832.stm
http://tinyurl.com/kdutr (TIL ... dilettante?)
Amarna:

http://www.museum.upenn.edu/new/exhibits/amarna/about2.shtml

Dead Sea Scrolls:

http://tinyurl.com/elc35 (Seattle Times)
http://tinyurl.com/kgm5o (Seattle PI)

Early Sikh Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/18/arts/design/18sikh.html

Terracotta Warriors (in Rome):

http://www.mondomostre.it/index.html?includi=cina_ufficiostampa

Israel has opened an underground archaeological exhibit near
the al-Aqsa mosque:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/L21244188.htm
http://tinyurl.com/hz965 (Reuters)

... and they're planning an exhibition about the Damascus Gate:

http://tinyurl.com/om63w (JPost)

Haven't seen anything about he National Museum of the American
Indian in a while:

http://travel2.nytimes.com/2006/09/22/arts/design/22dike.html

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Hippolytus:

http://tinyurl.com/escdk (Valley Sun)

Persians:

http://tinyurl.com/qv6xo (NYPost)
http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/09/18/theater/reviews/18pers.html

Greek mythology via puppetry:

http://tinyurl.com/g57l6 (Inquirer)

Richard II:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2006/09/19/theater/reviews/19rich.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
New page on the city of Aptera:

http://www.just-crete.co.uk/
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Thomas Eubanks (archaeologist):

http://www.kplctv.com/Global/story.asp?S=5419811
================================================================
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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EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of
the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various
on-line news and magazine sources are scoured for news of the
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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