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explorator 9.39

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explorator 9.39                                 January 21, 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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NEVER has attachments. Be suspicious of any Explorator which arrives
otherwise!!!
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Birgitta Hoffmann, Croman mac
Nessa, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Edward Rockstein, John
Hall, John Hill, Rick Heli, Hernan Astudillo, Gene Barkley, Joan
Griffith, John McMahon, John McChesney-Young, Joseph Lauer, Mike
Ruggeri,Mark Morgan, Dorothy King, Richard C. Griffiths, Rochelle
Altman, Ross W Sargent, Bob Heuman, Susan Jaslow, Suzan Mazur,Toke
Lindegaard Knudsen, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).

... another slow week.
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EARLY HUMANS
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This week, the evidence from a skull is suggesting that humans and
Neanderthals interbred:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070116/ap_on_sc/humans_neanderthals_6
http://tinyurl.com/2jp3o7 (Live Science via Yahoo)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6268777.stm
http://tinyurl.com/2t2obc (Reuters)
http://www.physorg.com/news88139040.html
http://tinyurl.com/28sohy (CNN)
http://tinyurl.com/29oud2 (Telegraph)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16639881/

More on the migration-out-of-Africa from that Russian site:

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070115-050323-8305r
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AFRICA
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Oldest pottery found ... in Mali:

http://www.nzz.ch/2007/01/19/eng/article7442480.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Another dam, and this time Iranian mounds are threatened:

http://tinyurl.com/3x3h6j (Iranmania)

More tombs from Lama cemetery (Iran):

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=6942

Plenty of coverage of some interesting (though not really 'new') finds
from Hamoukar:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070116205042.htm
http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/01/17/healthscience/snbattle.php
http://tinyurl.com/3xpdbs (Daily Vidette)
http://www.kfmb.com/story.php?id=77334
http://tinyurl.com/2fcbv9 (USA Today)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070117/ap_on_sc/ancient_civilization_8
http://tinyurl.com/2fcbv9 (USA Today)
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/16/science/16batt.html
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/uoc-ndo011607.php
http://www.physorg.com/news88195339.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16655063/

... while the oldest backgammon set has come from the Burnt City:

http://www.iranian.ws/iran_news/publish/article_20127.shtml

Archaeological evidence of the Exodus?:

http://tinyurl.com/3xndub (Jewish Chronicle)

They've found a huge cliff near Temple Mount which might account for the
Romans' difficulty in storming the city:

http://tinyurl.com/yjuvv4 (JPost)

cf: recent finds from Jerusalem:

http://tinyurl.com/yhkccm (IAA)

... and finds from around the Western Wall:

http://www.antiquities.org.il/Dig_Item_eng.asp?id=604
http://www.ajn.com.au/news/news.asp?pgID=2415
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/news.php3?id=119451

I'm can't quite tell whether this is Don't Eat That Elmer material or
not:

http://tinyurl.com/28xfnw (AND)

Volunteer archaeologists have mapped a pile of caves in Turkey:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=63543

Archaeology Magazine's interactive dig at Hierakonopolis has been
updated:

http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/hierakonpolis/field/

... and the Hopkins in Egypt dig diary has started as well:

http://www.jhu.edu/neareast/egypttoday.html

cf:

http://tinyurl.com/2qtn7p (Science Daily)

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Iraq War and Archaeology:

http://www.archaeos.org/iwa/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Archaeologist at Large:

http://spaces.msn.com/members/ArchaeologyinEgypt/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
================================================================
Thera's civilization was shaped by its response to natural
disasters:

http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/news/content.asp?aid=78930

Railway construction in Germany has revealed some Roman stuff:

http://tinyurl.com/2cjrlv (Boston Globe)

Plenty of coverage of a religious group's demand to have access to the
Temple of Zeus for their ritual:

http://deseretnews.com/dn/view/0,1249,650224660,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/2ekvve (USA Today)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070119/ap_on_re_eu/greece_ancient_gods
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6283907.stm
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,245038,00.html

Classics is alive and well in Wisconsin universities:

http://tinyurl.com/2sqo6q (Capital Times)

Mary Beard on the benefits of Latin:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/story/0,,1991336,00.html

Reviews of the first episode of Rome:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16600111/site/newsweek/
http://www.newyorker.com/critics/television/articles/070115crte_televisi
on

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

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
Stonehenge was probably part of a much larger 'complex':

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070115/139/6b54r.html

An amateur archaeology group (which, I am told, in the UK is distinct
from what metal detectorists do) is enjoying their
work:

http://tinyurl.com/2leo7c (Denbighshire Free Press)

Speaking of metal detectorists, they're getting a lot of credit in the
latest Portable Antiquities Scheme annual report:

http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=90522007
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article/0,,2-2552491,00.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/6271879.stm
http://arts.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,,1992993,00.html

A major study of battlefields in Ireland:

http://tinyurl.com/33fcsj (AFP via Yahoo)

The Online Historical Populations project has launched:

http://www.theregister.co.uk/2007/01/14/19th_century_uk_online/

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Plenty of artifacts are being found at venues for the Beijing
Olympics:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070118/sc_nm/olympics_china_relics_dc_1

Some finds from Fengxian:

http://www.shanghaidaily.com/article/?id=302755&type=Feature

Using radar photography at a site in India:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070117/43/6b85n.html

More details of temple restoration efforts in India:

http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=82854

Taiwan's earliest sword has been found in Tainan:

http://www.taiwanheadlines.gov.tw/ct.asp?xItem=59179&ctNode=8

A stone 'slab' (altar?) from Ha Giang:

http://www.nhandan.com.vn/english/culture/200107/culture_another.htm

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
The Bering Land Bridge/Clovis theories are back in the news:

http://tinyurl.com/26uf5m

Another early English settlement has been found:

http://tinyurl.com/28qx84 (Daily Press)

An 'amateur archaeologist' found a 17th century iron furnace in
Virginia:

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=5964332&nav=menu368_2
http://tinyurl.com/2a3pzm (IHT)

Nice feature about Bill Kelso and Jamestown:

http://tinyurl.com/2tbwx6 (NPR)

Just down the road from me, in Caledonia, some recent finds might
bolster some native land claims (or not):

http://ca.news.yahoo.com/s/capress/070117/national/native_occupation_7

A Confederate shipwreck found down in the bayou:

http://iberianet.com/articles/2007/01/17/news/news/news58.txt

A possible Civil War site in Knoxville:

http://tinyurl.com/2rv3b6 (KnoxNews)

Some old bones are holding up the latest Trump project:

http://www.thevillager.com/villager_194/talesfromthecrypt.html
http://www.gothamist.com/archives/2007/01/20/trump_thwarted.php
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Some Chachapoya 'ruins' have been found in the Andes:

http://www.newkerala.com/news4.php?action=fullnews&id=82958
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/01/070117144302.htm
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-01-16-peru-ruin_x.htm?csp=34
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-01/dc-prd011707.php
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16676630/
http://tinyurl.com/3dp9uw (NG)

The story about how the Taino loved brass is making the rounds
again:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/16/science/16cuba.html
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Looks like the hype is building for Bob Cornuke's next
expedition:

http://tinyurl.com/3y7ers (Gazette)

Speaking of hype, Mel Gibson is firing back at criticism of
Apocalypto:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070116/en_nm/gibson_dc

More coverage of plans to look once again for Leonardo's Battle of
Anghiari:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/15/arts/15arts.html (3rd item)

... while an amateur historian has found the burial place of 'Mona
Lisa':

http://www.cbc.ca/cp/Oddities/070119/K011906AU.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/afpentertainmentitaly
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/6278235.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16710927/

Nice piece on Thomas Hardy:

http://www.newyorker.com/critics/books/articles/070115crbo_books

Latest moves in the 'DaVinci Code' case:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/17/books/17davinci.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/17/arts/17arts.html

Hype for a TV version of Jane Eyre:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/19/arts/television/19mast.html

They've figured out why Napoleon died (again):

http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/utsw/cda/dept37389/files/338470.html
http://tinyurl.com/2o5uf4 (LiveScience via Yahoo)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16710732/from/id/16656433/
http://www.physorg.com/news88192255.html

Plenty of images to illustrate various news items in slideshow format
from Yahoo:

http://news.yahoo.com/photos/ss/events/sc/021903anthroarchaeo

Recent floods in the UK washed some potentially strange/horrifying items
into the rivers:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/north_yorkshire/6267531.stm

The ten most expensive books of 2006:

http://tinyurl.com/2fhg6o (Forbes)

In case you're wondering what's happening with that 'New Seven Wonders'
campaign:

http://tinyurl.com/3ajejf (AP via Yahoo)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/6269207.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/16659208/

Some very nice photoshopping of statuary ancient and modern in the
latest Worth1000 contest:

http://tinyurl.com/yd9v9l

Remembering a 'killer cloud' from a couple of centuries ago:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6276291.stm

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Interesting/disturbing item on diplomatic bags being used to smuggle
antiquities:

http://www.theartnewspaper.com/article01.asp?id=552

Good article on the looting of Iraq:

http://www.aam-us.org/pubs/mn/MN_JF07_lost-iraq.cfm

... while Matthew Bogdanos is still on tour:

http://tinyurl.com/297jml

A site in Indonesia is being ransacked:

http://tinyurl.com/2vts9d (Gulf Times)
http://metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070119-062651-4924r

Iran's attempt to recover a piece from the staircase at Persepolis
didn't pan out:

http://www.ttc.org/200701191849.l0jinnu26193.htm
http://tinyurl.com/3bhele (Reuters)

... a pre-trial version:

http://tinyurl.com/2tsrm4 (Telegraph)

Suzan Mazur had a two-part interview with Bruce McNall on the Bronze Boy
and the antiquities market:

http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/HL0701/S00171.htm

I can't remember if we mentioned this Japanese 'spinoff' from the
'museum case':

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20070116TDY02006.htm

cf: http://tinyurl.com/2zrux3

A brazen heist outside a coin convention:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070110/ap_on_re_us/rare_coin_heist

... cf:

http://www.butternut.org/coins/tip4.html
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Big bucks for a Church Penny:

http://timesunion.com/AspStories/story.asp?storyID=552643

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Monet's Drawings:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/17/arts/design/17mone.html

Fraunces Tavern Museum:

http://www.frauncestavernmuseum.org/

Islamic Art:

http://www.qc.cuny.edu/nis/Releases/viewNews.php?id=234

Winter Antiques show coverage:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/19/arts/design/19wint.html

American Antiques Show coverage:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/19/arts/design/19taas.html

Latest in the Marion True trial:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/18/arts/design/18gett.html

... but more interesting was the testimony of a former looter:

http://tinyurl.com/3ara3r (Boston Globe)
http://quote.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=a3VMpGTMfnt8
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070117/ap_en_ot/looted_antiquities_3
http://tinyurl.com/2yusul (IHT)
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Agrippina:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,,1993747,00.html

Emperor Norton:

http://www.emperornortonthemusical.com/

Otello:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/19/arts/music/19otel.html
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Godchecker: Your Guide to the Gods:

http://www.godchecker.com/
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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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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
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