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explorator 11.40

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explorator 11.40                               January 25, 2009
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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!!!

Thanks to all who answered my question about html links last
weekend; I'm hoping to implement that style of link in the near
future but have to do a bit more fiddling.
================================================================
================================================================
Thanks to  Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein,
John McMahon, Joseph Lauer, Mata Kimasitayo, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard C. Griffiths, Arne Halbakken, Rick Pettigrew,
Ross W. Sargent, Towse Harrison, Toke Lindegaard Knudsen,
Martin Bemmann, Tony Jackson, and W. Richard Frahm for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
================================================================
Latest in the homo floresiensis debate is the suggestion that it
isn't a 'homo' at all:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090116091521.htm
http://www.newswise.com/articles/view/548226/?sc=rssn
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
================================================================
Interesting castle inscription/petroglyph from Raima Homed:

http://www.yobserver.com/local-news/10015606.html

A nice blog post about Masada:

http://asorblog.org/?p=71

... which was possibly a response to:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/7830416.stm

Transcript of a radio program about the recent spate of fake artifacts
from the Holy Land:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/sn/tvradio/programmes/horizon/solomon_prog_summary.
shtml

Ancient wells near Tehran:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=186803

Smithsonian Magazine has a nice feature on Gobekli Tepe:

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/history-archaeology/gobekli-tepe.html?c=y&
page=1

More on those 4300 b.p. tombs from near Saqqara:

http://news.softpedia.com/news/Newly-Discovered-Pharaonic-Tombs-Near-Cai
ro-Are-4-300-Years-Old-100710.shtml

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)
================================================================
Roman mosaic from Cotswalds:

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/4062378._40_foot__Roman_mosaic_u
ncovered_in_Cotswolds/

... and a metal detectorist found an interesting brooch:

http://www.lancashiretelegraph.co.uk/news/ribblevalley/4057962.Haslingde
n_man_finds_Roman_treasure_in_Ribchester/

Mary Beard compared assorted politicians to Roman emperors:

http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2009/01/why-is-gordon-b.html

... while comparisons of Barack Obama were being made to Titus:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/comment/columnists/guest_contributors/a
rticle5548786.ece

The Gela shipwreck is in Portsmouth for restoration:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/ancient-greek-vessel-docks-for
-pompey-refit-1418923.html
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/newshome/Ancient-Greek-ship-ready-to.4888383
.jp

More on Persians 'gassing' Romans:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/sci/tech/7837826.stm

Recent reviews from BMCR:

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

Recent reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/2008.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)
================================================================
Interesting video/film of London at the turn of the 20th century:

http://link.brightcove.com/services/player/bcpid1348426473?bctid=1873835
598

More on the Moors using powdered bones in the construction of the
Alhambra Palace:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090116/ap_on_re_eu/eu_spain_building_with_b
ones

Review of Adam Kirsch, *Benjamin Disraeli*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/books/review/Julius-t.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/index.html
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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
================================================================
A site older than Mohenjodaro has been found at Sukkur (Pakistan):

http://www.dawn.com/2009/01/23/top9.htm

5500 b.p. man-made cave houses from China:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-01/25/content_10717077.htm
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/6576835.html

Some anchors may shed light on the Great Battle of Bach Dang:

http://vietnamnews.vnagency.com.vn/showarticle.php?num=02SUN250109

Possible 500 B.C. burial(s) from Indonesia:

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2009/01/21/discovered-remains-may-be-
ancestors-balinese.html

Trying to save Old Beijing's architectural heritage:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/19/news/beijing.1-410734.php
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/19/world/asia/19beijing.html

Latest video on the Archaeology Channel is about the Indus Civilization:

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

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
Ohio and Kentucky are arguing over Indian Head Rock:

http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=98801044&ft=1&f=107
0

Problems at Petroglyph Provincial Park:

http://www.timescolonist.com/Sacred+Island+petroglyph+sites+defiled+misu
se/1201300/story.html

Nice feature on the Gault Site:

http://www.impactnews.com/georgetown-hutto-taylor/history/2972-the-gault
-site

A study of word frequencies in inaugural addresses, 1789 to now:

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/01/17/washington/20090117_ADDRES
SES.html
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
Natural disasters and the decline of civilizations in Peru:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2009-01/uof-see011509.php
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090119210342.htm
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090119/ap_on_sc/sci_ancient_calamity_1
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-earlyquake20-2009jan
21,0,853296.story

Heavy rains have done some damage to the Nazca lines:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5jFj1FIFSCS8
1QfnqaXIdSuuDHi4A
http://www.metronews.ca/halifax/live/article/170039
http://iafrica.com/technology/news/science/1459640.htm
http://ph.news.yahoo.com/ap/20090120/twl-lt-peru-nazca-lines-1be00ca.htm
l
http://www.charlotteobserver.com/world/story/483069.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/southamerica/peru/4293764/Rain
s-damage-Perus-Nazca-lines.html

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
================================================================
OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
You know we have to have some Robbie Burns material:

http://www.oxforddnb.com/public/dnb/4093.html

On the DNA front, I think we mentioned the National Geographic's
Genographic project a while back ... here's a bit of an update:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2009/jan/22/geneology-geonographic-
project

... we were also given a genetic "snapshot" of Iceland, 1000 years
b.p.:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090116073205.htm

They want to exhume Galileo and do some DNA tests to see if he had eye
problems:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28791775/
http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090122/sc_nm/us_italy_galileo_2
http://www.abc.net.au/science/articles/2009/01/20/2470283.htm

Vinyl Archaeology:

http://www.newscientist.com/blogs/shortsharpscience/2009/01/vinyl-archeo
logist-plays-recor.html

Weehawken (near where that airplane landed on the Hudson) has
a history of rescues:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/nyregion/18towns.html

Herder on the origins of language:

http://harpers.org/archive/2009/01/hbc-90003264

Some reenactors were using live ammo:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/18/nyregion/18reenact.html

Pondering the politicization of archaeology:

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/story.asp?sectioncode=26&storycode
=404899

Latest on plans to exhume Tycho Brahe:

http://aktualne.centrum.cz/czechnews/clanek.phtml?id=627672

On archaeology and social evolution:

http://tinyurl.com/d86zsf (Dispatch)

A history of breastfeeding:

http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2009/01/19/090119fa_fact_lepore

Nice feature on McGill's Archaeology Lab:

http://reporter.mcgill.ca/2009/01/digging-in-the-sandbox-of-time/

Some 'embarassing' British placenames:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/world/europe/23crapstone.html

That prayer you usually hear attributed to St. Francis apparently
isn't his:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/world/europe/23italy.html

The Vatican has published a catalog of its Hebrew manuscripts:

http://jta.org/news/article/2009/01/21/1002396/vatican-catalogues-its-he
brew-manuscripts

A possible inspiration for Shakespeare's Prospero:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article5576502.ece

There's a new Sherlock Holmes flick in the works:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/movies/25lyal.html

More on establishing temporal relationships between artifacts in
archaeological complexes:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/01/090116091521.htm

Review of Steven Johnson, *The Invention of Air*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/03/books/03gewen.html
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/books/review/Shorto-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/
================================================================
DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
[please send in suggestions! current digs only please!]

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Kadesh:

http://sitemaker.umich.edu/kelseymuseum.digdiary/read_our_blog

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

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

================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeorama:

http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/

Archaeoblog:

http://archaeoblog.blogspot.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/
================================================================
CRIME BEAT
================================================================
The Marion True/Robert Hecht trial has resumed in Italy:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/arts/design/24arts-TRIALRESUMES_BRF.ht
ml

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/
================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Major Iron Age coin hoard from Suffolk:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/suffolk/7835228.stm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1120523/Largest-hoard-iron-age-g
old-coins-unearthed-treasure-hunter-using-metal-detector.html

Sikh coinage:

http://worldsikhnews.com/7%20January%202009/Sikh%20Legacy

Stella Coin News:

http://www.stellacoinnews.com/

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Renaissance Journalism:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/arts/design/24muse.html

Byzantium:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/23/arts/melik24.1-413375.php

Raphael to Renoir:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/design/23raph.html

Serenity in Stone:

http://www.iht.com/articles/2009/01/21/arts/jessop.1-410895.php

Etruscan Tombs:

http://www.wantedinrome.com/news/news.php?id_n=5371

Etruscan Art:

http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/ent/stories/DN-State.Edition
1.E1.ART0.State.Edition1.15dcc.html
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=28583

Nebamun:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=83185&sectionid=3510212
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/7842004.stm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturecritics/richarddorment/4290640
/The-tomb-chapel-of-Nebamun-at-the-British-Museum-review.html

Egypt is asking Sweden to return a pile of artifacts:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/arts_and_culture/7842594.stm
http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2009/01/19/news/ML-Egypt-Sweden-Antiquiti
es.php

The top ten museums in Europe:

http://www.travelbite.co.uk/feature/uk/england/london/top-ten-museums-in
-europe-$1262901.htm

The Louvre has to manage an endowment for the first time (!):

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/arts/21arts-LOUVREISLOOK_BRF.html

Yemen has sent some statuary to the Louvre for restoration:

http://www.yobserver.com/culture-and-society/10015634.html

Nice feature on the Getty:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123241646858396511.html

Iraq has a plan to retrieve all its purloined antiquities:

http://www.azzaman.com/english/index.asp?fname=news\2009-01-22\kurd.htm
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/01/23/Iraq_eyeing_return_of_missing_ant
iquities/UPI-73971232742625/

An excerpt from Neil MacGregor's talk on the occasion of the BM's
anniversary (with a link to the full thing):

http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/visual
_arts/article5566936.ece

A bit of hype for the upcoming Winter Antiques fair:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/28755799/
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/design/23wint.html

... and the NY Ceramics Fair:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/design/23amer.html

The Palazzo Massimo is promoting itself:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/01/25/travel/25globe.html

The 'museumy' quality of the White House:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/opinion/21needleman.html

Assorted arts briefs of interest:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/23/arts/design/23voge.html

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Judgment of Paris:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/21/opinion/21needleman.html

Caesar and Cleopatra/23 Knives:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/theater/reviews/24kniv.html
http://www.columbiaspectator.com/2009/01/23/boals-new-play-raises-questi
ons-about-truth-antiquity

Stradivari Quartet:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/01/24/arts/music/24stra.html
================================================================
PODCASTS
================================================================
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
================================================================
EXPLORATOR is a weekly newsletter representing the fruits of
the labours of 'media research division' of The Atrium. Various
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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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