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explorator 10.45                               March 2, 2008
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, Dorothy King,
'Duke Jason', Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Mike Ruggeri, Richard C. Griffiths, Ross W. Sargent, Steve Rankin,
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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Testing the Out-of-Africa hypothesis:

http://www.abc.net.au/catalyst/stories/2008/02/21/2169093.htm

Toumai is apparently the oldest human ever found (is this new?):

http://tinyurl.com/3dasgy (AFP via Yahoo)
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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Interesting 'false doors' in a First Intermediate Period necropolis:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080225-egypt-tomb.html
http://tinyurl.com/2lvj7n
http://tinyurl.com/2oe69g
http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=27065

A few reports on the (possible?) discovery of the tomb of Imhotep:

http://www.ilmessaggero.it/articolo.php?id=19555&sez=HOME_SPETTACOLO
http://www.huliq.com/51405/pyramid-architect039s-final-resting-place

On Egypt's black pharaohs:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=34836288
http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2008/02/black-pharaohs/robert-draper-text

The British Museum and the British Army are working to restore Iraq's
cultural heritage:

http://arts.guardian.co.uk/art/news/story/0,,2259948,00.html
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/article.asp?id=7570
http://www.artsjournal.com/artsjournal1/2008/02/british_museum_22.shtml

Another interesting seal from the City of David excavations:

http://tinyurl.com/2sp5pz (IAA)
http://tinyurl.com/2yfd35 (MFA)
http://tinyurl.com/38wjtc (UPI)
http://tinyurl.com/2nrsov (JPost)

... I think this story on the 'postal system' is the same subject matter:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/125407

A DSS symposium:

http://www.wellsvilledaily.com/state_news/x2052203261

An overviewish/state-of-the-saga sort of thing on damage to antiquities
on Temple Mount:

http://tinyurl.com/ypqsj4

Studying biblical Hebrew 'in context':

http://tinyurl.com/2ojg64 (JPost)

Approaching-touristy thing on Tel Hazor:

http://tinyurl.com/2o4tok (JPost)

A number of objects were damaged in a museum in Israel during a recent
earthquake:

http://tinyurl.com/388aes (JPost)

More coverage of the 'Red Snake':

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080218155534.htm

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 second century necropolis on Pantelleria:

http://a.marsala.it/index.php?mod=page&nw=3:10:02:2008:8189

That Mt. Lykaion story still has legs:

http://www.zeenews.com/articles.asp?aid=426729&sid=FTP

The Bacchae and the brain:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/03/01/bobacc101.xml

Somewhat vague item on building being approved on an ancient site
in Cyprus:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=37870&archive=1

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 power line route has changed in order not to disturb an Iron
Age site in Scotland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/south_of_scotland/7268557.stm

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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A 3000 b.p. burial from Drugdhamna:

http://tinyurl.com/36gqtn (ToI)

A Burmese-government-owned cement factory is damaging antiquities:

http://www.irrawaddy.org/article.php?art_id=10543

On the popularity of Christianity during the Tang dynasty:

http://tinyurl.com/322j76

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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Honouring Washington's slave:

http://tinyurl.com/3xz2wg

They need to get serious about archaeology in Orillia:

http://www.orilliapacket.com/ArticleDisplay.aspx?e=920280

Building out of Spite:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/travel/escapes/29away.html

More coverage of cannons etc. revealed by recent storms in Oregon:

http://www.suntimes.com/news/nation/813128,oregon022608.article
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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"Grim evidence of religious head hunting in ancient Peru":

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20080301/timeline.asp

A 5500 b.p. 'plaza' from Peru:

http://tinyurl.com/2p4k6e (SMH)
http://nz.news.yahoo.com/080226/9/46il.html
http://www.pr-inside.com/archaeologists-say-they-have-found-5-500-year-old-r456453.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2mrp3o (LAT)
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSN2524245020080226
http://www.taipeitimes.com/News/world/archives/2008/02/27/2003403086
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-peru26feb26,0,1279969.story
http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hDxKNzz4xz7P8AnET2gMA8HFvJQgD8V29AVG1
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080227/ap_on_sc/peru_ancient_plaza_3
http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/02/27/peru-monument.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080226-peru-oldest.html
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2008-02/28/content_7685968.htm
http://tinyurl.com/2vnqab (El Pais)

Rethinking the 'politics' behind Maya temples:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080225134239.htm
http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=27047
http://tinyurl.com/2sq8gn (LS via Yahoo)
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6362021.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/23374053/
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-02/uoia-rwo022508.php

Unlocking the mystery behind 'Maya blue':

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/science/29bluew.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20080227/sc_nm/maya_blue_dc_1
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-maya-blue-27feb27,1,1542068.story
http://news.yahoo.com/s/livescience/20080227/sc_livescience/secrettomayanbluepaintfound
http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=27817

Termite hunters in Sao Paulo have found a 200 b.p. mummy:

http://tvnz.co.nz/view/page/411366/1605827
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/7266609.stm

That 'lost city of Paititi' discovery reported a few weeks ago
has been determined to be a 'natural formation' (hey ... send
these guys over to look at those Bosnian pyramids):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080222-lost-city.html

The Maya and climate change (again):

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080229-servir-maya.html
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Vikings were flashier dressers than previously thought:

http://it.moldova.org/stiri/eng/98684/
http://tinyurl.com/2par7x
http://www.newkerala.com/one.php?action=fullnews&id=26988
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2008/02/080225101117.htm
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2008-02/uu-vdn022508.php

The Shroud of Turin is going to get some new carbon dating:

http://tinyurl.com/25up63
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2008/02/25/nshroud125.xml

... after it has been photographed in HD:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/02/28/shroud-of-turin.html

On the apparent lack of knowledge of history of some U.S.
students:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/us/27history.html

Did daVinci illustrate a chess book?:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/7265257.stm
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/26/italy.chess

They've digitally 'rebuilt' Bach's face:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/01/arts/01arts-RECONSTRUCTI_BRF.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/tayside_and_central/7270795.stm
http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSL2875687020080228

Your hair can reveal where you've been:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2008/02/080226-hair-water.html

The obligatory (for this time of year) pieces on calendar
reforms:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/opinion/29turney.html
http://tinyurl.com/39afs6

Review of David Anthony, *The Horse, the Wheel, and Language*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/books/review/Kenneally-t.html

Review of Gary Wills, *What the Gospels Meant*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/books/review/Gibson-t.html

Review of James McBride, *Song Yet Sung*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/03/02/books/review/Bell-t.html

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography Lives of the Week:

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

Arts and Letters Daily:

http://aldaily.com/

Past Preservers:

http://pastpreservers.blogspot.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Athens:

http://www.newsobserver.com/2181/story/975975.html
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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
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About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
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CRIME BEAT
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Some items smuggled out of Pakistan have turned up in Italy:

http://www.pakistantimes.net/2008/03/02/top15.htm
http://www2.irna.ir/en/news/view/line-22/0802287926005129.htm

... while some that were smuggled out of Turkey turned up in a
port in Sharjah:

http://www.gulfnews.com/nation/Police_and_The_Courts/10192614.html

A pair of Bulgarians were accused of stealing some relics of
St. George:

http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/396

Those 'acroliths' are being returned to Italy (I thought they
already had been):

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/26/arts/26arts-TEMPELSMANSC_BRF.html

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
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NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Nice article on the Princeton numismatic collection:

http://tinyurl.com/2n9j2g (Newsday)
http://www.newsweek.com/id/114921


Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
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EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
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Jewish Mosaics from the Roman Empire:

http://www.metrowestdailynews.com/state/x774171738

Poussin:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601088&sid=af6IARs7yFd0&refer=muse

Audobon's Aviary:

http://tinyurl.com/2vofs3

Courbet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/design/29cour.html

Ginori Porcelain:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/design/29anti.html

Museums are being encouraged to dispose of "burden collections":

http://www.spiked-online.com/index.php?/site/article/4638/

A Vermeer is heading westwards:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/design/29arts-AVERMEERPAIN_BRF.html

Some damaged Goyas are to be restored:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/arts/design/29arts-GOYASGETANEW_BRF.html

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PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
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Mark Twain's Blues:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/theater/reviews/27twai.html

The Other Boleyn Girl:

http://movies.nytimes.com/2008/02/29/movies/29bole.html

Artefact:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/arts/main.jhtml?xml=/arts/2008/02/27/btartefacts127.xml
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OBITUARIES
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Raymond Smith:

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02/27/arts/27smith.html
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PODCASTS
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The Book and the Spade:

http://www.radioscribe.com/bknspade.htm

The Dig:

http://www.thedigradio.com/

Stone Pages Archaeology News:

http://news.stonepages.com/

Archaeologica Audio News:

http://www.archaeologychannel.org/AudioNews.asp
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