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explorator 12.24

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explorator 12.24                                 October 4, 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!!!
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon, Donna Hurst, Tim Parkin
Edward Rockstein, Hernan Astudillo, John McMahon, Joseph Lauer,
Mata Kimasitayo, Mike Ruggeri, Brian M. Powell, Roger Gelder,
Richard C. Griffiths, Kurt Theis, Rick Heli, Jim Houser,
Dianaimh nic Nise, R.M. Howe, and Ross W. Sargent for headses
upses this week (as always hoping I have left no one out).
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EARLY HUMANS
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Lucy has an older cousin dubbed Ardi, it seems:

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=ardi-hominid-human-ancestor
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113387960
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113435496&ft=1&f=1007
http://www.boston.com/news/science/articles/2009/10/01/ardi/
http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0%2C8599%2C1927200%2C00.html
http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2009/10/091001-ardipithecus-ramidus-ardi-oldest-human-skeleton-fossils.html
http://www.physorg.com/news173615221.html
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB125440678661956317.html?mod=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLETopStories
http://chronicle.com/article/U-of-CaliforniaEthiopian/48672
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/science/02fossil.html
http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2009/10/01/science/100109_Fossil_index.html
 (photos)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/low/science/nature/8285180.stm
http://www.world-science.net/othernews/091001_ardipethicus
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2009/10/02/MNAQ19TAD8.DTL

... with some spinoff interpretations:

http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601124&sid=aPMKBCfi1bhw


The Ardi news appears to have eclipsed the latest in the homo
floresiensis debate:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/story/0,24897,26143116-12332,00.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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A 'reautopsy' of a mummy (the first one having been done in the
19th century) has revealed a different cause of death:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/sep/30/autopsy-egyptian-mummy-tb-cancer
http://www.physorg.com/news173517133.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/8278375.stm
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/science/article6854146.ece
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/18/20090929/tsc-tb-the-culprit-in-the-great-mummy-wh-c2ff8aa.html
http://feeds.newscientist.com/c/749/f/10897/s/660f6ee/l/0L0Snewscientist0N0Carticle0Cdn17880A0Edna0Etests0Eon0Emummy0Eshow0Etb0Ekilled0Eancient0Eegyptian0Bhtml0DDCMP0FOTC0Erss0Gnsref0Fonline0Enews/story01.htm
http://www.thehindu.com/seta/2009/10/01/stories/2009100150051500.htm
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/science-news/6125599/Dr-Granvilles-mummy-killed-by-TB-not-tumour.html
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-121705.html

Not quite sure where to put this one ... archaeologists are searching for
Arghun Shah's burial site:

http://www.tehrantimes.com/index_View.asp?code=204085

Overviewish thing on Tel Dan:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/133497

Another Ark of the Covenant piece:

http://www.physorg.com/news173034003.html

More on that Miqveh find:

http://thebulletin.us/articles/2009/09/30/news/world/doc4ac0880374555439966957.txt

More on Cohanim lineages:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090924093355.htm

More on Qatna:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090921173412.htm

Review of Itamar Singer, *The Hittites and Their Civilization*:

http://www.haaretz.com/hasen/pages/ShArt.jhtml?itemNo=1116453

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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Plenty of excitement over the possible discovery of Nero's
'rotating dining room' (maybe):

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2009/sep/29/nero-rome-archaeologists-dining-room
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQPJJbma8j1ft1YJbsTGFMJlyY_wD9B13JIG1
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/09/29/international/i052850D10.DTL&tsp=1
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2009/09/29/world/AP-EU-Italy-Neros-Dining-Room.html
http://www.physorg.com/news173459540.html
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/italy/6243961/Emperor-Neros-rotating-dining-room-discovered.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1217587/Wine-women-slaughter-The-truth-Emperor-Neros-pleasure-palace.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6854428.ece>
http://timesonline.typepad.com/dons_life/2009/09/have-we-found-neros-rotating-dining-room.html
http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-09-29_129373767.html
http://www.mailonsunday.co.uk/news/article-1216986/Roman-Emperor-Neros-legendary-rotating-dining-room-uncovered-archaeologists.html
http://www.dallasnews.com/sharedcontent/dws/news/world/stories/DN-nero_30int.ART.State.Edition1.4bf013f.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQPJJbma8j1ft1YJbsTGFMJlyY_wD9B13JIG1
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5iQPJJbma8j1ft1YJbsTGFMJlyY_wD9B0VQVO4
http://blogs.discovery.com/news_archaeorama/2009/09/neros-dining-room-found.html
http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/279915
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_italy_nero_s_dining_room;_ylt=Ai9.1maj062EpAp94FJCi2_lWMcF

... some Italian coverage:

http://www.repubblica.it/2009/09/sezioni/arte/arte/larcan-spalla/larcan-spalla/larcan-spalla.html

Also in matters Neronian, plans are afoot to scan a broken
statue from Sussex to see if it might be of Nero (!?):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6255317/Mystery-head-could-be-rare-statue-of-Emperor-Nero.html
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-124023.html
http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/people/Whatever-happened-to-all-the.5697170.jp>
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091002124827.htm>

... and a lighthouse built 'by Nero' at Patara is going to be restored:

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=ancient-lighthouse-to-be-saved-2009-09-30

A fair bit of coverage (and over speculation) about the find/revision-of
previous-find of an amphitheatre at Portus:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090930194337.htm
http://www.physorg.com/news173710969.html
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/europe/article6856042.ece
http://www.elpasotimes.com/news/ci_13461398?source=rss
http://www.theage.com.au/world/ancient-rome-yields-a-seaside-minicolosseum-20091002-ggl0.html
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gNsVSXbgNg9Tl15-yVL4-W4bmttAD9B2BQIG6

http://www.bostonherald.com/news/international/europe/view.bg?articleid=1201528&srvc=rss
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/rss/-/2/hi/uk_news/8283195.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_pictures/8284478.stm (photos)
http://www.newkerala.com/nkfullnews-1-122558.html
http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/oct/01/archaeologists-find-rome-port-amphitheatre
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20090930/tsc-uk-diggers-find-roman-amphitheatre-4b158bc.html
http://news.scotsman.com/world/Lost-amphitheatre-finally-unearthed.5693624.jp
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/architecture/ancient-theatre-is-uncovered-in-rome-1795799.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20091002/sc_afp/italyarchaeology_20091002160836
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/10/01/international/i073143D49.DTL&tsp=1

... some Italian coverage:

http://roma.corriere.it/roma/notizie/arte_e_cultura/09_settembre_30/scoperto_colosseo_porto_traiano-1601825393006.shtml

... and a brief overview of Portus in ancient times:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/oct/01/rome-portus-archaeological-find

... and the project's official website:

http://www.portusproject.org/news/2009/1_10_news.shtml

Similiter, for the find of assorted statuary/bases in the Blue Grotto:

http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2009/09/28/blue-grotto-statues.html
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33058777/ns/technology_and_science-science/

The Riace bronzes are off to Rome for a 'check up':

http://www.ansa.it/site/notizie/awnplus/english/news/2009-10-01_101347798.html

The search for Cleopatra's tomb is resuming:

http://en.rian.ru/culture/20090928/156278531.html

What tooth enamel tells us about Venta Belgarum:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/4662380.Archaeologists_sinking_their_teeth_into_research/

A 4th century B.C. burial vault from Prilep:

http://www.balkantravellers.com/en/read/article/1475

A shipwreck off Cape Greco suggests the Romans liked French wine:

http://www.cyprus-mail.com/news/main.php?id=48152&cat_id=1

Pondering the Varian disaster:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_depth/8236016.stm

More coverage of finds from that Wiesbaden construction site:

http://www.army.mil/-news/2009/09/28/27937-archeologists-unearth-artifacts-at-wiesbaden-construction-site/

An overviewish thing on recent finds in Rome:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2009/oct/02/ancient-rome-archaeological-site

A Roman military camp in Bulgaria:

http://www.archaeology.eu.com/weblog/cambustica.pdf

The excavations at Choirokoitia have come to an end for this season:

http://www.isria.com/pages/30_September_2009_90.php

In case you missed it, Facebook has added Latin to its languages:

http://mashable.com/2009/10/02/facebook-latin/

Not sure why, but Plato's Allegory of the Cave was being pondered
in various news sources this week:

http://mormontimes.com/mormon_voices/kristine_frederickson/?id=11034
http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2009/09/29/allegory-of-the-cave-meet-your-puppet-ha

... and someone was reading Auerbach (!):

http://scienceblogs.com/tfk/2009/09/again_with_literary_truth.php>

Some photos from the upcoming remake of Clash of the Titans:

http://www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00027608.html

Interesting plans for Viroconium:

http://www.shropshirestar.com/2009/10/02/hi-tech-scheme-for-countys-roman-city/

... and plans to restore a section of Chester's walls, which collapsed a
while ago:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/8281082.stm

The Vindolanda Tablets are going on display:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/tyne/8279862.stm

I think we mentioned the new museum at Pella before:

http://www.ana-mpa.gr/anaweb/user/showplain?maindoc=8002615&maindocimg=8002603&service=144

Brief item on what the Romans did for us:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/6255472/What-did-the-Romans-ever-do-for-us-Life-in-Roman-Britain.html

More on analysis of bones from Pompeii:

http://sydney-central.whereilive.com.au/news/story/sydney-academic-uearths-the-secret-of-pompeiis-bones/

More on that 'trojan war couple':

http://www.reuters.com/article/scienceNews/idUSTRE58L2A820090922
http://www.setimes.com/cocoon/setimes/xhtml/en_GB/features/setimes/roundup/2009/09/28/roundup-st-03

Review of Michael Scott, *From Democrats to Kings*:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/myth-of-ancient-greeces-heroes-blown-away-1797473.html

Review of Robert Harris, *Lustrum*:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/6250201/Lustrum-by-Robert-Harris-review.html
http://entertainment.timesonline.co.uk/tol/arts_and_entertainment/article6850682.ece

Latest reviews from Scholia:
http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
================================================================
A 'mini-stonehenge' find is just beginning to hit the news wires:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/wiltshire/8288567.stm
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/wiltshire/8288567.stm
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1217752/Henge-stones-Unearthed-site-monuments-little-sister.html
http://www.physorg.com/news173774861.html
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20091003/ap_on_sc/eu_britain_stonehenge

Some Neolithic sites from Derry (this is a bit old):

http://www.derryjournal.com/journal/5000-yearold-sites-found.5555635.jp

Archaeologists are rushing to preserve a submerged Mesolithic
village site under The Solent:

http://www.iwcp.co.uk/news/news/stone-age-village-found-under-sea-28794.aspx
http://www.thisishampshire.net/news/4651158.The_secrets_of_the_deep/

DNA tests on mice are suggesting implications for the origins of
the Celtic people (apparently):

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/8279567.stm
http://www.physorg.com/news173513472.html

Interesting speculation about a sailor found buried in Cranfield:

http://www.physorg.com/news173707797.html

A 13th century cast silver crucifix from Twyford:

http://www.hampshirechronicle.co.uk/news/4662420.Ancient_crucifix_found_near_Twyford/?ref=rss


Very brief item on the find of a basilica and 4th century martyr
tomb at Zrze:

http://macedoniaonline.eu/content/view/8380/2/

Very interesting item on 18th century French plans for an invasion
of Britain:

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6859446.ece

The Lewis Chessmen are going to tour Scotland:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8283165.stm
http://news.scotsman.com/scotland/Lewis-Chessmen-to-be-reunited.5693623.jp
http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1420532
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/scotland/article6857541.ece

Has Dracula's cellar been found?:

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/279966

Somewhat vague item on plans to find links between Scots forces and
a 30 Years War site in Germany:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/scotland/highlands_and_islands/8275390.stm

Hype for a radio program on the private life of Britons in various periods:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/culturenews/6234092/From-pillow-talk-to-flock-wallpaper-private-lives-of-Britons-revealed.html

More on the Staffordshire hoard:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/comment/iancowie/6255838/How-the-Anglo-Saxon-gold-came-to-be-buried.html
http://www.sundaymercury.net/news/midlands-news/2009/10/03/the-staffordshire-hoard-is-a-truly-magical-find-66331-24844229/
http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/editorial/6649785.html

... with an interesting twist/claim:

http://www.thisislichfield.co.uk/news/Lichfield-Cathedral-claim-historic-Staffordshire-hoard-gold/article-1383986-detail/article.html

... and a pile of people visited it:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/west_midlands/8278460.stm
http://www.birminghampost.net/news/west-midlands-news/2009/09/28/10-000-visit-anglo-saxon-treasure-hoard-at-birmingham-museum-65233-24794177/

The 'preservation' discussion in Stuttgart:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/arts/design/03railway.html

More on Scandinavian origins:

http://www.redorbit.com/news/science/1761217/scandinavians_genealogy_studied/index.html?source=r_science

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Japan's oldest stone tools:

http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20090930TDY01201.htm>

A 3300 years b.p. site from Sri Lanka:

http://www.dailymirror.lk/DM_BLOG/Sections/frmNewsDetailView.aspx?ARTID=62234

Searching for the Maori past in a midden on the Whanganui river:

http://www.wanganuichronicle.co.nz/have-your-say/news/archaeologists-probe-citys-past/3904708/

Canoe design suggests New Zealand was partially settled from Hawaii:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10600968

I think we've mentioned this Guangdong shipwreck-full-of-porcelain before:

http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-09/26/content_12114668.htm
http://english.people.com.cn/90001/90782/6769929.html

Possible link of the Indus Valley civilization with south India:

http://www.manoramaonline.com/cgi-bin/MMOnline.dll/portal/ep/contentView.do?contentType=EDITORIAL&programId=1073750969&articleType=&contentId=6032010

A missing chunk of a Buddha which is on display at the Met has been
found in Cambodia:

http://www.phnompenhpost.com/index.php/2009092928628/National-news/lost-legs-found-in-siem-riep.html
http://www.laosnews.net/story/548789

Plans are afoot to restore Melbourne's German Garden:

http://www.theage.com.au/national/heritage-site-digs-deep-to-restore-german-garden-20091001-gep9.html

More on DNA and India:

http://www.dnaindia.com/scitech/report_who-came-first-indians-or-europeans_1294860
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NORTH AMERICA
================================================================
A prehistoric irrigation system in the Marana desert:

http://www.azstarnet.com/metro/310755

Finds from various periods in Coshocton County (Ohio):

http://www.coshoctontribune.com/article/20090928/NEWS01/909280302/1002/Dig-yields-clues-to-ancient-Ohio

Overviewish thing a dig at a Mi'kmaq site in Nova Scotia:

http://thechronicleherald.ca/NovaScotia/1144747.html

Brief item on a probably Native American burial find near Fillmore (Utah):

http://www.deseretnews.com/article/705334199/Boys-find-ancient-human-remains.html

A sandtrap revealed a cannonball in Tennessee:

http://www.tennessean.com/article/20091001/COUNTY090101/910010317/1164/COUNTY09/Sand+trap+yields+cannonball

A followup to that New York Times review of *Deliver Us From Evil*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Letters-t-ASLAVENAMEDG_LETTERS.html

More on the Fort Edward dig:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5hgVyGqpprF8Yq_cDrguqxwz0vylAD9AV5SKO2
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
================================================================
A Chilean family doing some gardening came across four burials
dating to 320 B.C.:

http://www.laht.com/article.asp?ArticleId=344605&CategoryId=14094
http://www.santiagotimes.cl/santiagotimes/index2.php?option=com_content&do_pdf=1&id=17246

A polychrome mural was found in Chotuna (Peru):

http://www.andina.com.pe/Ingles/Noticia.aspx?id=8Z5+HxcYzsE=

Precolumbian tomb of a 'nina sacerdotista' from Cahuachi (Peru):

http://www.emol.com/noticias/internacional/detalle/detallenoticias.asp?idnoticia=378617(Spanish)

Folks might be interested in Archaeology Magazine's Interactive
Dig El Carrizal:

http://www.archaeology.org/interactive/veracruz/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Overviewish thing on archaeology in general:

http://www.expressindia.com/latest-news/archaeology-by-paul-millard/523665/

Out of our time period, but in case you missed it, a piece of
skull in the possession of Russia and long believed to belong
to Hitler has turned out to have come from a woman:

http://www.physorg.com/news173421782.html
http://www.straitstimes.com/Breaking+News/World/Story/STIStory_435818.html
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/09/30/Skull-fragment-sparks-dispute-with-Russia/UPI-93491254328028/
http://www.courant.com/news/breaking/hc-hitler-russians1002.artoct02,0,5608783.story?track=rss

... and as long as we're talking about Hitler, a picture of him
playing chess with Lenin (!) is coming to auction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/30/arts/design/30hitler.html

... and as long as we're out of our time period, archaeologists
think they're close to finding the crash site of Lt. Eugene M.
Bradley:

http://www.courant.com/community/windsor-locks/hc-bradley-dig-1001.artoct01,0,7977233.story

The Procuress, once considered fake, has been proven genuine:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/6238451/Fake-Dutch-Golden-Age-painting-The-Procuress-proven-to-be-genuine.html

On 'public philosophy':

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2009/oct/02/philosophy-public-understanding-hobbs

Pondering the 'Google settlement':

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Hyde-t.html?_r=1

Interesting study correlating Peruvian glacier retreats with
the Little Ice Age:

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/09/090924141740.htm

... while another researcher tries to link farming to
climate change:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/27/AR2009092701949.html

Assorted non-fiction reviews:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Buskey-t.html

Review of Karen Armstrong, *A Case for God*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Douthat-t.html

Review of Allison Bartlett, *The Man Who Loved Books Too Much*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/books/review/Beha-t.html

Review of Dan Brown, *The Lost Symbol* (Maureen Dowd):

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/11/books/review/Dowd-t.html

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DIG DIARIES/BLOGS
================================================================
Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

http://planet.atlantides.org/taygete/

Here are the blogs that have been mentioned to us specifically:

New this week:

Culver Archaeological Project:

http://www.culverproject.com/indexfirefox.htm

Ongoing:

Skagafjordur Archaeological Settlement Survey:

http://blogs.umb.edu/sass/

SHARP weblog (dig concluded):

http://ccgi.sedgeford.plus.com/blog/

Apollonia Arsuf (Israel):

http://apollonia-arsuf.blogspot.com/

Dhiban (Jordan):

http://dhiban.wordpress.com/

Whitehall Roman Villa (dig just concluded):

http://www.whitehallvilla.co.uk/

Mount Lykaion:

http://mountlykaion.wordpress.com/

Roman Binchester:

http://binchester.blogspot.com/

Gabii Project:

http://lapisgabinus.blogspot.com/

Tel Kabri:

http://digkabri.wordpress.com/2009-dig-blog/

Pyla-Koutsopetria (three blogs in one! twitter too!):

http://www.und.nodak.edu/instruct/wcaraher/PKAPBlogAggregator.html

Grand Pre:

http://grandpre2009.wordpress.com/

Norton Community Archaeological Group:

http://nortoncommarch.wordpress.com/

Tel Dan:

http://teldan.wordpress.com/

Hopkins in Egypt Today:

http://www.jhu.edu/egypttoday/index.html
================================================================
TOURISTY THINGS
================================================================
Nysa:

http://www.todayszaman.com/tz-web/news-188816-117-the-sad-plight-of-the-forgotten-ruins-nysa.html

Lyon:

http://francetoday.com/articles/2009/09/29/light_lively_lyon.html

Segovia:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/spanish-tourist-board/segovia-avila-castilla-leon-spain

Tarragona:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/spanish-tourist-board/tarragona-hispania-roman-city

Kusadasi:

http://www.queenscourier.com/articles/2009/09/30/entertainment/victorias_secrets/doc4ac3b35172efe080621688.txt

Bullfighting in Catalonia:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/01/arts/01abroad.html

Vespasian's Rome (Mary Beard):

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/destinations/europe/italy/rome/6245995/The-Colosseum-and-Vespasians-Rome.html

Walden Pond:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/travel/escapes/02walden.html
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GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
American Journal of Archaeology 113.4:

http://www.ajaonline.org/
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CRIME BEAT
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Some idiots have defaced some petroglyphs in Colorado:

http://www.vaildaily.com/article/20091001/NEWS/910019965/-1/RSS

David Gill ponders some recently-returned-to-Italy items:

http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Looting-Matters-Italy-prnews-849537147.html?x=0&.v=1

... while an Italian man is being investigated for selling antiquities
on eBay:

http://www.adnkronos.com/AKI/English/CultureAndMedia/?id=3.0.3605743536

An Argentine diplomat was caught trying to smuggle artifacts out of Iran:

http://www.presstv.ir/detail.aspx?id=107510&sectionid=351020105
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jjfyOYL43PrcgvTRQxN0ovgmqd7A

A sort of 'history of pothunting' in the Southwest U.S.:

http://www.boston.com/news/nation/articles/2009/10/03/hunts_for_indian_relics_date_to_19th_century/

... while one of the folks in that Utah case has pleaded not guilty:

http://www.sltrib.com/news/ci_13455117

... and on the similar theme of 'nighthawking':

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/uk/article6860145.ece

A major art theft and a ransom note:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/ransom-note-found-after-millions-in-artwork-stolen/

Not sure where I've been putting items from the Persepolis Fortification
Archives saga ... but here's the latest coverage:

http://www.niacouncil.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1509&Itemid=2

================================================================
NUMISMATICA
================================================================
Nomisma.org:

http://www.nomisma.org/

13 gold coins from the reign of Carlos III have been found during
a dig in Cordoba:

http://www.typicallyspanish.com/news/publish/article_23165.shtml

More on those Norman pennies from Gloucestershire:

http://www.wiltsglosstandard.co.uk/news/4652660.Pennies_from_William_the_Conqueror_s_reign_unearthed_in_the_Cotswolds/
================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Moctezuma:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/sep/29/aztec-museum-skulls-hearts
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/art/art-reviews/6240342/Moctezuma-at-the-British-Museum-review.html
http://www.ft.com/cms/s/2/f94eeb6e-ad16-11de-9caf-00144feabdc0.html

Rome: The Painting of an Empire:

http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20090930/ART/709299978/1007

Icons of the Desert:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/arts/design/02aboriginal.html


DaVinci sculptures:

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap_travel/20091001/ap_tr_ge/us_travel_brief_leonardo
_exhibit
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5i2EPXquj0BOcLjoRH7w6Cm2lsuVAD9B2E5IO0
>

Watteau, Music, and Theater:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/arts/design/02watteau.html

Gauguin:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hEDznxZ1f9ye9CsH8ZaO1AFKxeOA
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/09/30/entertainment/e095112D04.DTL

DSS:

http://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/62765347.html>
http://www.jewishtribune.ca/TribuneV2/index.php/200909302138/Dead-Sea-Scrolls-swapped-out-for-new-scrolls.html
>
http://network.nationalpost.com/np/blogs/fullcomment/archive/2009/07/02/ed-morgan-dead-sea-cranks.aspx

Feature on Japan's Jomon sculptures:

http://search.japantimes.co.jp/cgi-bin/fa20091002a1.html

... and one on Thomas Chambers:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/arts/design/02chambers.html

Possibly fake Kahlos?:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/arts/design/29frida.html

Admiral Row's plight:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/nyregion/03metjournal.html

Fixing up the Frick:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/arts/design/02vogel.html

Latest Elgin/Parthenon Marbles piece:

http://www.nationalpost.com/life/story.html?id=2060354
http://www.nationalpost.com/life/travel/story.html?id=2061771

Some of Philippe Starck's items are coming to auction:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/arts/design/02antiques.html

Another effect the recession has had on museums:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/10/02/AR2009100202379.html?hpid=topnews
>

... and another (Smithsonian-specific):

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/09/29/smithsonian-offers-voluntary-buyouts-to-all-workers

================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Othello:

http://theater2.nytimes.com/2009/09/28/theater/reviews/28brantley.html

The Master Builder:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/nyregion/27theaterct.html

GEMS Project:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/arts/music/03gems.html

A Chinese baroque item:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/17/arts/17iht-LOOMIS.html

Essay on 'updating' operas:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/04/arts/music/04tomm.html

Interesting item on creating new scores for early films:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/03/arts/music/03fiaf.html
================================================================
ON THE WEB
================================================================
Omniglot:

http://www.omniglot.com/index.htm
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OBITUARIES
================================================================
Merrill D. Peterson:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10/02/books/02peterson.html

Forrest Church:

http://www.nytimes.com/2009/09/27/nyregion/27church.html
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