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explorator 9.50

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explorator 9.50                                   April 8, 2007
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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, Albert Reiner, Ales Bukovsky,
Croman mac Nessa, Diana Wright,  Donna Hurst, 'Duke Jason', Edward
Rockstein, Erica Stewart, Gregory Vogel, Rick Heli, John McMahon, John
McMahon (since we missed him last week!), Joseph Lauer,Mata Kimasitayo,
Patrick Swan, Richard C. Griffiths, Rochelle Altman, Ross W Sargent,
Rick Pettigrew, Susan Jaslow, W. Richard Frahm, and Yonatan Nadelman for
headses upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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A find from China is calling the out-of-Africa theory into
question:

http://news.scotsman.com/scitech.cfm?id=511592007
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6518527.stm
http://tinyurl.com/ynor72 (Telegraph)

Can't remember if we've mentioned this 'evolution of sex roles'
story before:

http://tinyurl.com/2yqgjk

More coverage of the face of homo rudolfensis:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/04/070405-human-skull.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Pumice from the eruption of Santorini has been found in a Sinai site
(and yes, the headline writers continue to have difficulties with the
difference between lava and anything else that comes out of a volcano):

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070403/ap_on_sc/egypt_ancient_eruption_5
http://tinyurl.com/2tjerp (Examiner)
http://au.news.yahoo.com/070403/2/12z6r.html
http://au.news.yahoo.com/070403/23/12zdg.html
http://www.todaysthv.com/news/news.aspx?storyid=43880
http://www.physorg.com/news94796998.html
http://tinyurl.com/32xsyz (NG)
http://in.news.yahoo.com/070404/139/6e52f.html
http://tinyurl.com/26ldkm (Kathimerini)
http://tinyurl.com/35ch78 (WPost)
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Egypt-Ancient-Eruption.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17920435/

Connected to the foregoing, for reasons unknown, is a piece that there's
no proof the Red Sea was parted (sounds like ZH was making passing
comments while taking journalists to the Sinai site):

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070404-040213-8401r
http://www.cathnews.com/news/704/33.php

... or that the Exodus occurred:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/03/news/moses.php


An overviewish thing (not sure, actually, how to describe this
one) on the Valley of the Kings:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/839/heritage.htm

Digging resumes at Pardis Tepe:

http://www.chnpress.com/news/?section=2&id=7062

There's going to be a 'Burnt City Conference' in Ravena:

http://tinyurl.com/2ocwgu (Iranmania)

Some folks are questioning the DNA conclusions in the Jesus Tomb thing:

http://tinyurl.com/39gcko (Examiner)

More coverage of the latest how-the-great-pyramid-was-built
theory:

http://tinyurl.com/2tbxgq (HT)

Egyptology News Blog:

http://egyptology.blogspot.com/

Egyptology Blog:

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

Dr Leen Ritmeyer's Blog:

http://blog.ritmeyer.com/

Paleojudaica:

http://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/

Persepolis Fortification Archives:

http://persepolistablets.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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Bringing together a bunch of recent stories on the origins of the
Etruscans:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/03/arts/snetrus.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/science/03etruscan.html
Populonia is restored and open for tourists:

http://www.imedinews.ge/en/news_read/31010

Roman remains from Kephalonia:

http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070405-071737-1923r
http://www.inform.kz/showarticle.php?lang=eng&id=150108
http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2007-04-05-greek-tomb_N.htm
http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2433875,00.html
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/TECH/science/04/04/greece.ancient.ap/
http://news.scotsman.com/latest.cfm?id=521852007
http://tinyurl.com/2yx2js (IHT)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17954015/

The latest on Allianoi:

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=69876

On the orientation of Roman towns:

http://arxiv.org/abs/physics/0703213

Another teacher uses the ACE program:

http://tinyurl.com/3887qw (Daily Press)

On Hero and Leander:

http://tinyurl.com/2sq3wp (TZ)

What Roger Bagnall is up to:

http://www.nysun.com/article/51916
http://tinyurl.com/2naj5p (Chronicle)

A brief review of 300 by Paul Cartledge:

http://film.guardian.co.uk/features/featurepages/0,,2048122,00.html

Tons of coverage of that Greek-theater-acoustics story:

http://english.vietnamnet.vn/international/2007/04/682350/
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/528722/?sc=rssn
http://www.gatech.edu/news-room/release.php?id=1324
http://tinyurl.com/2hfcsa (Live Science via Yahoo)
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070404162237.htm

Wow ... the second time around that Cyprus perfume story has longer legs
than it had when it originally broke two years ago:

http://tinyurl.com/3yylvr (News Leader)
http://www.sltrib.com/ci_5573770?source=rss

An interview with Steven Saylor:

http://tinyurl.com/yr7hkc (Statesman)

Recent reviews from BMCR:

http://ccat.sas.upenn.edu/bmcr/recent.html

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.und.ac.za/reviews/2007.htm

Visit our blog:

http://www.atrium-media.com/rogueclassicism

Blegen Library News:

http://blegen.blogspot.com/

Mediterranean Archaeology:

http://medarch.blogspot.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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The latest from Stonehenge (not sure there's anything 'new' here):

http://www.pr-inside.com/stonehenge-secrets-of-the-builders-r82154.htm

Six 2000 b.p. burials from County Clare:

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2007/0402/breaking50.htm

Remains of a medieval windmill:

http://tinyurl.com/2xdxx5

Some human remains from Preston are off for testing:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/lancashire/6517485.stm

Interesting item on what are being dubbed 'stonehenge amulets':

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2007/04/06/stonehengesymbol_arc.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
Some 1000 b.p. coins from Dwarka:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/070401/139/6e1bo.html

Bihar's Kamasutra Temple is the latest victim of 'neglect':

http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=15907

A temple discovery in Tamil Nadu:

http://www.newkerala.com/news.php?action=fullnews&id=16067

Assorted burials etc. in a brief item from Thailand:

http://tinyurl.com/2xq3z3 (Nation)

... and more ancient kilns have been found there as well:

http://tinyurl.com/ypg3gn (Nation)

A 'Roman-style' column in a Han dynasty tomb:

http://english.people.com.cn/200704/04/eng20070404_363720.html

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Some old bones discovered in Oakland County (Michigan):

http://www.wlns.com/Global/story.asp?S=6338918&nav=0RbQ
http://tinyurl.com/2nojqm (Fox)

An 18th century burial halts construction in North Carolina:

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/112/story/72313.html

Remains from the Texas Revolution:

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/4689986.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ksat/20070406/lo_ksat/11539082
http://www.kvia.com/global/story.asp?s=6331106
http://tinyurl.com/2fy4uw

Searching for the graves of some Continental soldiers who died from
smallpox:

http://www.connpost.com/localnews/ci_5604959

Profile of archaeologist Amy Wood:

http://tinyurl.com/yq6uky

Review of William Freehling, *The Road to Disunion* (vol II):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/books/review/Foner.t.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
More coverage of Inca dung-eating mites:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/science/03observ.html (2nd item)
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
On the DNA front, the Hatfields and McCoys may have had some genetic
reason for their feud:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=9450054
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070405/ap_on_he_me/hatfield_mccoy_secret

DNA and genealogy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/02/us/02dna.html

Belgians are returning to the Middle Ages:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2007/04/03/news/belgium.php

Testing of some bones which were supposedly taken from the pyre of Joan
of Arc have turned out to be even more interesting:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/05/world/europe/05bones.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-France-Joan-of-Arc.html
http://tinyurl.com/27dv4r
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/6527105.stm
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17950078/

An interview with Franck Goddio:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,2144,2433875,00.html

Good overviewish thing about the Dead Sea Scrolls:

http://www.thestar.com/Life/article/199687

What makes a Stradivarius so special:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/07/opinion/07marchese.html

More Gospel of Judas coverage:

http://tinyurl.com/3e36k6 (Australian)

... cf an interview with Elaine Pagels:

http://sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/g/a/2007/04/02/findrelig.DTL
http://www.salon.com/books/feature/2007/04/02/elaine_pagels/
(they don't seem to be the same interview)

... and an interview with the author of a book on the Gospel of
Mary:

http://tinyurl.com/3aao4y (NR)

Review of the *Oxford Campanion to Black British History*:

http://enjoyment.independent.co.uk/books/reviews/article2424420.ece

Review of Lynn Hunt, *Inventing Human Rights*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/books/review/Wood2.t.html

Review of Daniel Smith, *Muses, Madmen, and Prophets*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/books/review/Kramer.t.html

Review of Clive James, *Cultural Amnesia*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/books/review/Schillinger.t.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
================================================================
Fez:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/travel/08Fez.html

New Haven:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/travel/escapes/06trip.html
================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
American Journal of Archaeology 111.2:

http://www.ajaonline.org/index.php?ptype=toc

About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
Latest video at the Archaeology Channel features a pleas by Donny George
to remember the pillaging of the Iraq Museum:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/

Come-uppance for a pair accused of looting a Native American
site:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/wlwt/20070405/lo_wlwt/11537374

A bit -- not much -- of light is being shed on the antiquities found in
a Chicago home:

http://cbs2chicago.com/topstories/local_story_089183945.html

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

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Portraits of Colonial Jews:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/arts/design/06voge.html
(second item)

Colonial Williamsburg:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/arts/06will.html

Awakenings:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/arts/design/06zen.html

Artifacts from the Fur Trade:

http://www.jg-tc.com/articles/2007/04/03/features/features003.txt

In Stabiano:

http://tinyurl.com/263okt

That Umbrian village wants its Etruscan chariot back from the
Met:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/05/arts/design/05char.html
http://tinyurl.com/3bk4gu (great headline, which I'll be er, using)

... speaking of which, here's a nice review of the Met's newly- reopened
Greek and Roman galleries:

http://www.nysun.com/article/51787

cf:

http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/installation_gr.asp?PromoSpace=hp

Tajikistan is jumping on the bandwagon in hopes of getting the Oxus
treasure back from the British Museum:

http://english.pravda.ru/news/society/04-04-2007/89016-british_museum-0
http://www.mosnews.com/news/2007/04/05/tajiktreasure.shtml
http://www.metimes.com/storyview.php?StoryID=20070405-042444-1230r
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070405/ap_en_ot/art_tajikistan_1
http://uk.reuters.com/article/domesticNews/idUKL0521097620070405
http://tinyurl.com/2rrb3e (Telegraph)

More coverage of Greece's hopes in regards to the Elgin/Parthenon
Marbles in the wake of their success with the Getty:

http://en.epochtimes.com/news/7-4-8/53813.html

... background:

http://www.speroforum.com/site/article.asp?id=8853

... while it looks like the folks who read the Guardian are getting
bored with the whole campaign:

http://tinyurl.com/2cez7v

Is the US protecting foreigh artifacts?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/08/arts/design/08kahn.html

What's going to be happening at the Punta della Dogana in
Venice:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/07/arts/design/07veni.html

The Cleveland MoA bought at least one item from the Albright Knox
auction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/05/arts/05arts.html (fifth item)

I suspect there will be more to hear from in this Pollock sale:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/03/arts/design/03poll.html

There's a new guy in charge of the Smithsonian:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/04/arts/design/04smit.html

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Oliver Twist:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2007/04/06/theater/reviews/06twis.html
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ON THE WEB
================================================================
Proceedings of the Old Bailey:

http://www.oldbaileyonline.org/
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Elizabeth Reilley (horticulture scholar):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/04/07/obituaries/07reilley.html
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DON'T EAT THAT ELMER (A.K.A. CVM GRANO SALIS)
================================================================
A nice bit of april-foolery:

http://www.havhingsten.dk/index.php?id=578&L=1

Not sure if this one is in that category, but it might explain why
archaeologists are such happy folk:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/6509781.stm
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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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magazine sources are scoured for news of the ancient world (broadly
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