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explorator 10.30                               November 18, 2007
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Bill Kennedy, Dave Sowdon,
Donna Hurst, Dorothy King, Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo,
John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo,
Mike Ruggeri, Richard C. Griffiths, R.M. Howe, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman,  Rick Pettigrew, Ross W. Sargent,
Michael T. Stulac, Susan Jaslow,  Patrick Swan,
Terrence Lockyer, Tijl Vereenooghe, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen,
and W. Richard Frahm, for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Prehistoric women had a "passion for fashion":

http://tinyurl.com/32zf3s (Reuters)
http://thescotsman.scotsman.com/index.cfm?id=1794402007
http://tinyurl.com/3yrlxh (Kathimerini)
http://tinyurl.com/2v3kmn (Daily Mail)
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071112/sc_nm/archaeology_balkans_dc
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21758213/?gt1=10547

A brouhaha is brewing over Turkana Boy:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/faith/article2835639.ece

Did early humans do more gathering than hunting?:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2007-11/uosc-ham111107.php

More on Stone Age 'feminism' and the Neanderthal decline:

http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2007/11/10/stone_age_feminism/
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A Median era ring from western Iran:

http://www.newkerala.com/oct.php?action=fullnews&id=19410

A pair of Sasanian inscriptions from northeastern Iran:

http://www.cais-soas.com/News/2007/November2007/15-11.htm

A Roman era necropolis from Syria:

http://tinyurl.com/2kmelm (TN)
http://tinyurl.com/3ar6pu (JPost)
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/15/africa/ME-GEN-Syria-Archaeology.php
http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=31184&sectionid=3510212
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5itbQ6FT2pAJiQPcnyqirO4akVwdQ

Remember that artificial eye story from last year? The owner of
that eye is going to get the 'facial reconstruction' treatment:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=30641&sectionid=

A good what's-the-fuss-all-about piece on the Temple Mount
brouhaha:

http://tinyurl.com/2wx2yx (Chronicle)

... and here are this week's developments:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/124246
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3472537,00.html
http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3471160,00.html
http://www.jta.org/cgi-bin/iowa/breaking/105306.html
http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=924948
http://tinyurl.com/2qsebk (JPost)

Remains of a Roman-era street found in the Western Wall tunnels:

http://tinyurl.com/36f4zn (JPost)
http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKL1558737720071115
http://tinyurl.com/35xj64 (Reuters)
http://tinyurl.com/2mo3tl (IAA)

Egypt is going to limit visits to Tut's tomb:

http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gqQH7QXr-ov3MKURbj12xQ9ZLeVQ
http://africa.reuters.com/top/news/usnBAN147354.html

While Zahi Hawass is asking Lord Carnarvon's descendants to
return items from Tut's tomb:

http://tinyurl.com/2utxkk (Times)

... and the Times has a major feature/insert on Tut and the exhibition:

http://tinyurl.com/2mnvay
cf: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/7078045.stm

While the Telegraph has a bunch of little tidbits on 'weird'
Egyptian 'history':

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/11/17/negypt117.xml

... and other put their two cents in:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/news/story/0,,2210531,00.html
http://news.independent.co.uk/uk/this_britain/article3157789.ece

... and JNW ponders the revealing of Tut's visage:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/11/weekinreview/11wilford.html

... in case you missed it:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21623825/

The Sphinx isn't threatened by water damage:

http://africa.reuters.com/wire/news/usnL1544311.html

I missed this one when it was on (dang) ... a new take on
the Jesus Tomb thing:

http://www.thestar.com/living/article/275520

A Hittite dam has revived a farming village:

http://www.turkishpress.com/travel/view.asp?id=155183

Trying to borrow the Siloam inscription (hmmmm):

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/detaylar.do?load=detay&link=127131

More coverage of what is being touted as Nehemiah's Wall:

http://www.wnd.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=58623

More coverage of that Aleppo-Codex-fragment-return story:

http://tinyurl.com/39gpoo (Star)

More on Jezebel's seal:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21693714/

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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A late Roman fortress from Bulgaria:

http://international.ibox.bg/news/id_1238826813

Some Roman remains from Turkey (are these new?):

http://www.turkishdailynews.com.tr/article.php?enewsid=88298
http://www.nirvanainternational.com/news/archaeology/archaeological-find-in-turkey-18357457

... and from Spalding:

http://tinyurl.com/39gefc (ET)

... and what they've found in the Valentini Palace:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/141990.html

An archaeology student found some Roman stuff in his garden (UK):

http://tinyurl.com/33dk4q

Apathy and Aristotle's Lyceum:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/071113/139/6n5pn.html

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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A 15 000 b.p. hunter's site from Russia:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/071112/43/6n4ie.html
http://en.rian.ru/science/20071112/87626985.html
http://en.rian.ru/science/20071112/87626985.html

On the fall of the Bronze Age Agaric people:

http://tinyurl.com/3xo8bb (Daily India)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/7093685.stm

A "perfect" shipwreck from the Baltic:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7096405.stm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
They're finding lots of stuff as they prepare for the Olympics
in China:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071113/wl_nm/china_olympics_relics_dc_1

Female warriors from Cambodia?:

http://www.channelnewsasia.com/stories/afp_asiapacific/view/311698/1/.html

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Tantalizing evidence of a Spanish presence in Georgia:

http://www.macon.com/198/story/184923.html
http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/living/stories/2007/11/12/fernbank_1112.html

Latest video at the Archaeology Channel retells one of the
stories of the Clatsop people:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
More (and better) coverage of that 4000 b.p. Peruvian 'temple
of fire' find (and the paintings associated with it):

http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071111/ts_nm/peru_archaeology_dc_3
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071111/ap_on_sc/peru_temple_1
http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/story/0,21985,22740608-663,00.html
http://tinyurl.com/3bge7z (Globe)
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2007-11/12/content_7055080.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2s9ler (USA Today)
http://www.cbc.ca/arts/artdesign/story/2007/11/11/peru-temple-moche.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/071112-AP-peru-temple.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/071112-peru-temple.html
http://tinyurl.com/35e9fn (NG ... photos)
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/90874/6300843.html
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5gqVny7Ylhq-1TruZdhU0Z9n-B6CwD8SSFE7O0
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article3155088.ece
http://mnweekly.ru/world/20071115/55289911.html
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/world/AP-Peru-Temple.html

... I think I messed up earlier with grouping the cave paintings with the
above:

http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/142281.html

The Maya apparantly "devastated" big game in Central America:

http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N12489479.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2k3lym (NG)


On ancient use of chocolate/cacao beans:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2007/11/071112-chocolate.html
http://afp.google.com/article/ALeqM5gkkkGHqzXlMyHaf6FUjBry4QLurQ
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20071113/ap_on_sc/ancient_chocolate
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071112/sc_nm/chocolate_beer_dc_2
http://abc.net.au/science/news/stories/2007/2089421.htm?ancient
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7087899.stm
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/13/science/13obchoc.html
http://tinyurl.com/3777yc (LAT)
http://www.healthscout.com/news/1/610049/main.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21759013/
http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/boletim_dentro.php?id=8036
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2007/nov/13/archaeology.sciencenews?gusrc=rss&feed=11
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
The 'Great Flood' is now being linked to the spread of agriculture:

http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/world/2007-11/18/content_6262123.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20071118/sc_nm/farming_flood_dc_1

Article(s) on the oldest papyrus books in Northwest Europe:

http://tinyurl.com/2m4s85
http://tijlv.studentenweb.org/mt/archives/2007/11/meest_complete.html

The Times explains the Tut curse:

http://tinyurl.com/yrfv96

Discussing digitization:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2007/11/05/071105fa_fact_grafton

On the return of the Green Fairy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/12/arts/12conn.html

Piece on Linnaeus (in Portuguese):

http://www.agencia.fapesp.br/boletim_dentro.php?id=8020

The last two speakers of a Central American language aren't speaking:

http://au.news.yahoo.com/071116/21/14zd9.html

Have presidents been pardoning the wrong animal at Thanksgiving?:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1116/p09s02-coop.html

On the roots of fundamentalism:

http://tinyurl.com/2lmxea (scroll down)

Assorted Arts items of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/arts/16arts.html

Review of John Burrow, *A History of Histories*:

http://tinyurl.com/3a2brg (Times)

Reviews of Peter Ackroyd, *The Fall of Troy*:

http://www.csmonitor.com/2007/1113/p13s02-bogn.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/books/review/Leavitt2-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
================================================================
Pompeii:

http://tinyurl.com/2jrku3
================================================================
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
================================================================
A very interesting story of an elderly couple who made fakes and
sold them to the British Museum (including the Amarna Princess!!):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/7091435.stm
http://tinyurl.com/2k5zyn (Daily Mail)

They're still talking about those stolen Ptolemaic maps:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/international/story/0,,2209582,00.html
http://www.earthtimes.org/articles/show/139162.html
http://www.thesop.org/index.php?id=8223
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/12/europe/EU-GEN-Spain-Stolen-Maps.php
http://news.independent.co.uk/europe/article3155081.ece

Israel recovered a number of antique clocks stolen from
museums back in 1983:

http://uk.reuters.com/article/lifestyleMolt/idUKL1260470920071112
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/middle_east/article3152350.ece

Italy has returned a number of antiquities found in a Milan
market to Iran:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/11/13/europe/EU-GEN-Italy-Iran-Looted-Art.php
http://www.artinfo.com/articles/story/26083/italy-returns-plundered-artifacts-to-iran

Gunmen looted Tell Asmar this week (you might have to click a few
times to get this one to load):

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2007-11-9\kurd3.htm

Donny George continues to lecture on the looting of Iraq:

http://tinyurl.com/3bx4c7 (Cortez Journal)

More coverage of recent returns to Italy:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21662091/

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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Coin collectors are suing the US government in regards to
recent restrictions on import of antiquities:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/17/arts/design/17coin.html
http://tinyurl.com/3cy37b

Roman coin denominations:

http://www.romanorum.com.au/Info/Help/denoms.asp

Hobbyblog:

http://hobbyblog.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
La Mediterranee des Phenicians:

http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/2007/871/cu5.htm

French Founding Father:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/arts/design/16made.html

They're keeping the Acropolis Museum move in the news:

http://www.hindu.com/2007/10/15/stories/2007101575522400.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2jdk96

The 'Spartans' are helping out the National Museum of Iraq:

http://www.defenselink.mil/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=48127

Some new galleries at the Met:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/arts/design/16ocea.html

An 'Old West' auction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/12/us/12auction.html

Some shrunken heads are returning to New Zealand:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/bristol/somerset/7093972.stm

Hmmm ... should we be wondering about the credentials of the
new curator of the National Museum of Iran?:

http://www.mehrnews.ir/en/NewsDetail.aspx?NewsID=585132
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Some backgroundish (p)reviewy things for Beowulf:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB119491508641690678.html
http://tinyurl.com/2qdayh (LAT)
http://movies.nytimes.com/2007/11/16/movies/16beow.html
http://www.news.wisc.edu/14433
http://www.timeout.com/film/features/show-feature/3815/dr-richard-north-on-beowulf.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
British Museum Studies in Ancient Egypt and Sudan:

http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/publications/bmsaes.aspx
================================================================
OBITUARIES
================================================================
Harold Berman (legal historian):

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/11/18/us/18berman.html

James Michie:

http://books.guardian.co.uk/obituaries/story/0,,2205340,00.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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