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explorator 14.42                          February     5, 2012
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Thanks to Arthur Shippee, Dave Sowdon,David Critchley,
Diana Wright, Donna Hurst, Edward Rockstein, Joan Griffith,
Rick Heli, Kurt Theis, Jeff Emanuel, Antony Cowey,
John McMahon, Barnea Selavan, Joseph Lauer, Mike Ruggeri,
Richard Campbell, Richard C. Griffiths, Bob Heuman,
Rochelle Altman, and Ross W. Sargent for headses upses this week (as always
hoping I have left no one out).

... kind of a slow week ...
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EARLY HUMANS
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Feature on Piltdown Man:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2012/feb/05/piltdown-man-archaeologys-greatest-hoax

Sort of a 'state-of-the-question' piece on DNA and human
migrations, the Denisovans and all that:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/gains-in-dna-are-speeding-research-into-human-origins.html
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ANCIENT NEAR EAST AND EGYPT
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The Ramat Rachel dig has found the earliest evidence for the
cultivation of etrogs:

http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/jerusalem-dig-uncovers-earliest-evidence-of-local-cultivation-of-etrogs-1.410505

Controversy over plans (maybe) to rebuild Herod's tomb:

http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/top-archeologists-condemn-israeli-plan-to-rebuild-ancient-tomb-1.409779
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/archaeologists-slam-plan-to-rebuild-herod-s-tomb-1.409916

Nice feature on Aren Maeir:

http://israel21c.org/people/constant-surprises-keep-professor-digging-for-more

Abstract of an AJA article (with photo gallery) about the Umm  El-
Marra Project:

http://www.ajaonline.org/node/1065

Ongoing concerns for archaeological sites in Iraq:

http://local.cincinnati.com/community/Story.aspx?c=100057&url=http://news.communitypress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/C2/20120129/SPT01/301290032/

Not sure why, but that mummy with evidence of prostate cancer is
making the news rounds again (I don't think this is a different
one):

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-cancer-ancient-egyptian-mummy.html
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/researchers-find-cancer-in-mummy_n_1240756.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2093675/2-200-year-old-Egyptian-mummy-prostate-cancer.html
http://news.yahoo.com/researchers-cancer-ancient-egyptian-mummy-150628424.html
http://www.twincities.com/news/ci_19849430

More on that index to the Talmud:

http://www.npr.org/2012/01/27/145985303/a-lawyer-not-a-sage-creates-talmud-index

More on Bathonea:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/24/science/istanbul-yields-a-treasure-trove-in-ancient-bathonea.html

More on Babylonian humour in written form:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/30/babylonian-yo-mama-joke_n_1242617.html

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/
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ANCIENT GREECE AND ROME (AND CLASSICS)
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Greg Crane was on WAMC's 'Academic Minute':

http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/wamc/news.newsmain?action=article&ARTICLE_ID=1898239

Interesting spin on Roman numerals, Super Bowl style:

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204652904577197312698087518.html

Might as well put this Atlantis/Santorini thing here:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-02-atlantis-volcano-mega-eruptions.html

More on that 'mysterious winged structure' in Norfolk:

http://www.physorg.com/news247393325.html

More on the Hallaton Helmet:

http://www.harboroughmail.co.uk/the_romans_return_1_3479517
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-16870763

Review of *The Swerve*:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/turning-point_620941.html

Latest reviews from Scholia:

http://www.classics.ukzn.ac.za/reviews/

Latest reviews from BMCR:

http://bmcr.brynmawr.edu/recent.html

Visit our blog:

http://rogueclassicism.com/
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EUROPE AND THE UK (+ Ireland)
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Is a cow shed the oldest house in Wales?:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-16851385

Plans to turn a 16th century estate in Denbighshire into a
'care village':

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-north-east-wales-16795922

A Yorkshire museum raised enough money to keep a gold torq:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-york-north-yorkshire-16831708

Pondering the historic significance of the Brodgar complex:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/belief/2012/jan/31/archaeologists-pagans-brodgar-complex

English Heritage has purchased a medieval barn in Harmondsworth:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-16776801
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2093598/Medieval-barn-described-cathedral-Middlesex-joins-Stonehenge-national-collection-historical-sites.html

Interesting sediment study from a lake in Spain:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/f-sf-sft020312.php

The US National Archives has restored its copy of the Magna Carta:

http://news.yahoo.com/us-archives-unveils-magna-carta-repairs-183756050.html

More hype for raising that other Nelson shipwreck:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/lebanon/9046344/Explorers-raise-hope-of-Nelson-treasure-trove-on-Victorian-shipwreck.html

Reliving Iron Age Estonia:

http://in.news.yahoo.com/estonian-students-iron-age-life-smoky-cold-175721047.html

Vikings returned to Shetland this week:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/gallery/2012/feb/01/vikings-shetland-pictures

... and they may have been growing grain in Greenland (!):

http://www.icenews.is/index.php/2012/01/28/evidence-suggests-vikings-grew-grain-in-south-greenland/

I'm starting to think of bumping the cutoff date for this newsletter
to the end of WWII ... here's a significant shipwreck find, e.g.:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095042/Archaeologist-discovers-sunken-WWI-fighters-containing-bullion-worth-160MILLION.html
http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/weird/NATL-Treasure-Hunter-Claims-Hes-Found-3B-Shipwreck--138554474.html

Archaeology in Europe Blog:

http://archaeology-in-europe.blogspot.com/

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ASIA AND THE SOUTH PACIFIC
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Coffins of indeterminate age from central Laos:

http://ph.news.yahoo.com/ancient-coffins-discovered-cental-laos-073007516.html

Bones found in Napier (NZ) are at least a couple hundred years
old, apparently:

http://www.nzherald.co.nz/indigenous-peoples/news/article.cfm
http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/6360327/Unearthed-bones-from-1800s

A 12th century 'ogre pot' from Nara Prefecture:

http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/202936/7719196.html

Researching past earthquakes around Tokyo:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-geological-evidence-earthquakes-tokyo-region.html

More on the Asian origins of North Americans:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-genetic-footprints-africa.html
http://www.upenn.edu/pennnews/news/penn-anthropologists-clarify-link-between-asians-and-early-native-americans

East Asian Archaeology:

http://eastasiablog.wordpress.com/2010/05/20/east-asian-archaeology-cultural-heritage-%E2%80%93-2052010/

Southeast Asian Archaeology Newsblog:

http://www.southeastasianarchaeology.com/

New Zealand Archaeology eNews:

http://www.nzarchaeology.org/netsubnews.htm
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NORTH AMERICA
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A 140 years b.p. shipwreck is exposed on the shores of Lake
Michigan:

http://www.upnorthlive.com/news/story.aspx?id=715186#.Ty5_p4E8euI
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-ap-mi-shipwreckfragment,0,5939932.story

Feature on Castle Rock/Canyons of the Ancients:

http://www.durangoherald.com/article/20120205/NEWS01/702059922/-1/news01&source=RSS

More on the Hunley:

http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2012/01/pictures/120131-hunley-civil-war-first-submarine-science-nation/
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CENTRAL AND SOUTH AMERICA
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A trio of Aztatlan urns from Sinaloa:

http://www.inah.gob.mx/index.php/boletines/247-historia/5616-cultura-aztatlan-habito-en-navolato-revela-hallazgo

Not really within our purview, but here's info on the latest
'uncontacted tribe' ... this time, from Peru:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16816816

Video report on that Calmecac exhibition in Mexico City:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-16762217

More on Maya tobacco use:

http://www.buffalonews.com/life/article722949.ece

Mike Ruggeri's Ancient Americas Breaking News:

http://web.mac.com/michaelruggeri

Ancient MesoAmerica News:

http://ancient-mesoamerica-news-updates.blogspot.com/
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OTHER ITEMS OF INTEREST
================================================================
Archaeo News Podcast 207:

http://www.pasthorizonspr.com/index.php/archives/01/2012/archaeo-news-podcast-207

Archaeology Channel Audio News (Jan 22-28)

Thomas Edison's recordings of Otto von Bismarck have been
brought 'back to life':

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/31/science/bismarcks-voice-among-restored-edison-recordings.html
http://io9.com/5881146/the-only-known-recording-of-otto-von-bismarcks-voice-has-been-discovered
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/technology/2012/02/a-look-at-history-thomas-edisons-1889-recording-of-otto-von-bismarck/

Some British papers are commenting on the Seven Wonders:

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2096657/Britons-blunders-Seven-Wonders---say-theyve-places-longer-exist.html

Dickens' character names were apparently derived from real people:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/feb/01/charles-dickens-real-character-names

Shakespeare's talent was more in the grammar he used than the
words, we are told:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-shakespeare-skill-grammar-words.html

Latest on the Odyssey Marine dispute with Spain over the Black
Swan:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/feb/01/treasure-trove-galleon-returned-spain
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2095279/Sunken-treasure-trove-worth-500million-returned-Spain.html

Funding for a 'DNA data matrix' of ancient domestic animals:

http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2012-02/tcd-gre020312.php

... while all modern horses trace back, apparently, to a single
ancestor:

http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-mtdna-modern-horses-ancestor-years.html

A volcanic origin for the Little Ice Age:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-16797075
http://www.livescience.com/18205-ice-age-volcanoes-sea-ice.html
http://www.physorg.com/news/2012-01-enigmatic-ice-age.html


... and how climate change has affected cultures in history:

http://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/2012/01/30/climate-change-has-helped-bring-down-cultures/

A copy of the Mona Lisa in Spain turns out to be possibly the
earliest copy therof:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16847737
http://news.yahoo.com/real-time-copy-mona-lisa-reveals-leonardo-185500837.html
http://www.theartnewspaper.com/articles/Earliest-copy-of-Mona-Lisa-found-in-Prado/25514
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/feb/01/new-mona-lisa-prado
http://news.discovery.com/history/copy-mona-lisa-prado-120202.htmlj

Review of Toby Lester, *DaVinci's Ghost*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/books/review/da-vincis-ghost-examines-one-of-the-artists-most-famous-images.html


... which has led to news reports about the Vitruvian Man, of
course:

http://news.yahoo.com/did-leonardo-da-vinci-copy-famous-vitruvian-man-145205550.html
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2094647/Da-Vincis-iconic-Vitruvian-Man-copied-fellow-Renaissance-architect.html

Review of *Kama Sutra*:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/books/the-kama-sutra-newly-translated.html

http://www.ancientdigger.com/
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TOURISTY THINGS
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Sicily:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/aito/9054103/ancient-sicily-offers-glorious-guide-to-classical-Europe.html

Rome:

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sponsored/travel/aito/9054125/bring-Rome-to-life-with-cultural-city-break.html

Acrocorinth:

http://www.gadling.com/2012/02/01/athens-day-trip-acrocorinth-one-of-greeces-greatest-castles/

Qingdao:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fathom/chinas-bavarian-beach-tow_b_1231003.html

Benin:

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/travel/on-the-vodun-trail-in-benin.html

Neve Tzedek:

http://www.nytimes.com/slideshow/2012/02/03/travel/05forage.html

================================================================
BLOGS
================================================================
About.com Archaeology:

http://archaeology.about.com/

Archaeology Briefs:

http://archaeologybriefs.blogspot.com/

Taygete Atlantis excavations blogs aggregator:

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

Time Machine:

http://heatherpringle.wordpress.com/

================================================================
GENERAL MAGAZINES AND JOURNALS
================================================================
Latest CSA Newsletter:

http://csanet.org/newsletter/#winter12
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CRIME BEAT
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Treasure hunters have plundered a couple of Byzantine sites
in Istanbul:

http://www.todayszaman.com/news-270002-treasure-hunters-plunder-byzantine-cemetery-in-istanbul.html

The Hope Cross capstone disappeared a few weeks ago:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-derbyshire-16782092

A 16th century tome was stolen from a Buckland church:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-16790769

The self-styled 'Jewish Indiana Jones' has admitted fraud in
regards to his rescuing Torahs:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-16866019
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/nyregion/rabbi-menachem-youlus-says-he-lied-about-saving-torahs.html

Religious strife in Macedonia threatened some icons:

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ukpress/article/ALeqM5gFwFrDCwOnJRpzNFRakRO4QP6b4Q?docId=N0241471328012725291A

Looting Matters:

http://lootingmatters.blogspot.com/

Illicit Cultural Property:

http://illicit-cultural-property.blogspot.com/

Safe Corner:

http://safecorner.savingantiquities.org/
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NUMISMATICA
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A metal detectorist finds a horde of medieval coins in Caithness:

http://www.johnogroat-journal.co.uk/News/Ancient-coins-find-in-Caithness-02022012.htm

Latest eSylum newsletter:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n05.html

... and the one which should show up later today:

http://www.coinbooks.org/club_nbs_esylum_v15n06.html

Ancient Coin Collecting:

http://ancientcoincollecting.blogspot.com/

Ancient Coins:

http://classicalcoins.blogspot.com/

Coin Week:

http://www.coinweek.com/================================================================
EXHIBITIONS, AUCTIONS, AND MUSEUM-RELATED
================================================================
Roads of Arabia:

http://english.alarabiya.net/articles/2012/01/31/191704.html
http://www.forimmediaterelease.net/pm/6152.html

Van Gogh Up Close:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/design/van-gogh-up-close-at-philadelphia-museum-of-art.html

Eye Miniatures:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/arts/design/loving-lovers-eyes-and-loving-cereal.html

Tiepolo:

http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=11&int_new=53347

Fu Baoshi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/fu-baoshi-chinas-master-modernist-at-metropolitan-museum.html

St Vitus Treasures:

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/st-vitus-treasures-now-in-brilliant-display-at-prague-castle/

Germany returned a looted pre-Islamic sculpture to Afghanistan:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-16811062
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/01/31/us-afghanistan-antiquity-idUSTRE80U0BN20120131

Plans for an English Civil War museum in Newark proceed:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-nottinghamshire-16808781

Cuts to museums in Finland:

http://www.yle.fi/uutiset/news/2012/02/museums_to_be_shut_staff_facing_layoffs_3223947.html

Feature on the Egyptian Museum of Modern Art:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/02/world/middleeast/02iht-m02-egypt-museum.html

The Girl With a Pearl Earring is coming to the Frick:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/01/27/arts/design/vermeers-girl-with-a-pearl-earring-to-visit-frick-in-2013.html

Coverage of Christie's Old Masters sale:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/arts/04iht-melikian04.html


Check out our Twitter hashtage for more ancient exhibition reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23classicalexhibit
================================================================
PERFORMANCES AND THEATRE-RELATED
================================================================
Oberto:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/29/oberto-verdi-opera_n_1239940.html

Rienzi:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/01/arts/music/wagners-rienzi-from-opera-orchestra-at-avery-fisher-hall.html

These Seven Sicknesses:

http://theater.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/theater/reviews/these-seven-sicknesses-at-flea-theater.html

Europa Galante:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/04/arts/music/europa-galante-at-zankel-hall.html

Richard II:

http://artsbeat.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/02/03/london-theater-journal-porcelain-portrayal-of-a-fragile-king/

Review of three books relating to the *Downtown Abbey* series:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/02/05/books/review/three-books-explore-the-reality-behind-the-world-of-downton-abbey.html

Check out our Twitter hashtag for Ancient Drama reviews:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23ancientdrama

... and for Sword and Sandal flicks:

http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%23swordandsandal
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PODCASTS
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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

Naked Archaeology Podcast:

http://www.thenakedscientists.com/HTML/podcasts/archaeology/
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