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« Topic Start: January 02, 2011, 03:11:31 pm »

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Interesting feature on a monastery in Minnesota that's preserving assorted ancient religious manuscripts:
http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/religion/july-dec10/sacredtexts_12-31.html

So what do you do if you're forced to drop out of the Toronto mayoralty race due to a scandal? Why, go on an archaeological dig, of course:
http://www.thestar.com/iphone/news/article/913872--giambrone-disappears-to-the-desert

Glen Beck is promoting an archaeological DVD of dubious merit:
http://www.dispatch.com/live/content/local_news/stories/2010/12/29/dvd-stirs-up-archaeological-spat.html?sid=101

(Working) Paper on connections between polygamy and alcohol use:
http://wine-economics.org/workingpapers/AAWE_WP75.pdf

The Bentham Project makes use of crowd-sourcing to get around all sorts of traditional 'big project' difficulties:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/books/28transcribe.html

World War I finally ended, in case you missed it:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/opinion/26macmillan.html

Response to that 'no cancer in ancient times' claim of a few weeks ago:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/health/28cancer.html

Interview with John Locke (not the dead one) about his book on the history of eavesdropping:
http://www1.cuny.edu/mu/forum/2010/12/03/qa-why-do-we-eavesdrop-it%E2%80%99s-complicated/

Some interesting items interspersed among other questions in a q and a column from the NYT:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/nyregion/26fyi.html

Reviewish thing on Glynis Ridley, *The Discovery of Jeanne Baret*:
http://www.npr.org/2010/12/26/132265308/a-female-explorer-discovered-on-the-high-seas

Review of Bernd Brunner, *Moon: A Brief History*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/28/science/28scibks.html

Feature on J.P. Getty as collector:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/arts/design/26getty.html

Review of Michael Korda, *Hero: The Life and Legend of Lawrence of Arabia*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/books/review/Macintyre-t.html

Review of Olivier Roy, *Holy Ignorance*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/books/review/Wolfe-t.html

Review of a couple of biographies of Galileo:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/books/review/Gingerich-t.html

Not sure if we've heard of this rather large hoard of third century coins found at York:
http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/news/8762741.Marjorie__75__finds_rare_coins_in_field/

Recent Deaths:
Denis Dutton:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/01/arts/01dutton.html

Frank Bessac:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/world/americas/26bessac.html

Morris L Cohen:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/26/us/26mcohen.html

Roy Neuberger:
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/25/arts/design/25neuberger.html

Vendyl Jones:
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/200784


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I think we should save this link as an explanation as to why many documentaries (especially those of The Tinfoil Hat Channel* variety) shouldn't be considered a good source.  And show of hands: How many people are surprised that Beck would claim that the Smithsonian/Government is suppressing this "evidence?"  I thought so.

* Although I did see a documentary on that particular channel that covered claims of contact with the New World in the times before Columbus and it was much better than what this article describes because it uses mainstream archeology and even DNA to dispute many of these claims.  The only Old World group they said reached the Americas before Columbus for sure was the one that is recognized by historians and archeologist -- the vikings.  Although they did make a good case for the Polynesians and some Asian cultures, they left it open-ended.  They outright refuted the claims of the Welsh and Hebrews and probably more that I can't remember at the moment.

Then the same channel aired Ancient Aliens: The Series and any new-found hope I had for the station was immediately dashed.
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Irish giants may have some genetic mutation lurking behind the myths:
http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/0107/1224286964433.html
 
Interesting feature on Ibn al-Haytham;s work with optics:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110106144254.htm
 
A Renaissance score written/hidden on the facade of a church in Naples?:
http://news.discovery.com/history/renaissance-score-engraved-in-churchs-exterior.html

Feature on the use of infrared spectroscopy:
http://www.speroforum.com/a/46294/New-technology-gives-onsite-assessments-in-archaeology?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+speroforum%2Fnroq+%28Spero+News%29

More 'Wise Men' items for Epiphany:
http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=13909007

I'm sure everyone's already heard about the Huckleberry Finn brouhaha:
http://www.nytimes.com/roomfordebate/2011/01/05/does-one-word-change-huckleberry-finn
 
Wikileaks and Odyssey Marine are back in the news:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=43971
 
Illuminating manuscripts in modern times:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/02/nyregion/02artsli.html

Pondering who wrote the first detective novel:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/09/books/review/Collins-t.html
 
The attitude toward Tolstoy in Russia is somewhat perplexing:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/books/04tolstoy.html

More on Glenn Beck's promotion of DVDs of questionable historical/archaeological merit:
http://ohio-archaeology.blogspot.com/2010/12/new-documentary-explores-mystery-of.html
 
Feature on a mysterious painting which might have something to do with baseball in early America:
http://www.wshu.org/news/story.php?ID=8438

Review of R. and E. Kaplan, *Hidden Harmonies: the Lives and Times of the Pythagorean Theorem*:
http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704034804576025683858518572.html

Review of H. Dreyfus and Sean Kelly, *All Things Shining*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/04/books/04book.html

Gene Smith has died:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/8246945/Gene-Smith.html

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More on tree rings and the rise and fall of empires:
http://www.tgdaily.com/general-sciences-features/53569-tree-rings-offer-glimpse-into-ancient-rome
 
... and now they're getting monk's diaries in the climate-change research:
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/21/20110117/tsc-monk-s-diaries-help-weather-study-4b158bc.html

Pondering Iron-Age beer (I think we had this before):
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/iron-age-beer-celtic-brewery-110118.html
 
... and a follow-up of sorts (I think) to that shipwreck-champagne discovery last summer:
http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5hpYud37EEIr7VxcPCVPlEFbhzj7w?docId=CNG.9d98f5078c22208156a5fddb2195a4d0.131

Someone doesn't like all those things they're saying about Gauguin:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/art/news/gauguins-british-relative-disputes-artists-notoriety-2191988.html

 Interesting story about a 100-year-old French house that is now open to the public:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-12214885

Revisionism about Galileo and the Church:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-revelations-galileo-bruno-aliens.html

Interesting use of 'granite stitching' to help preserve a temple in India:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12127154

Review of James Miller, *Examined Lives*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/books/review/Bakewell-t.html

The Trojan ... (humor)
http://comics.com/free_range/2011-01-16/

A rare coin collection has been returned to its rightful heir:
http://www.tctimes.com/articles/2011/01/16/living/doc4d30fd1c27426019494826.txt

More on that coin of Antiochus:
http://earthsky.org/human-world/ancient-greek-coin-might-mark-blotting-out-of-jupiter-by-the-moon

Karl Kilinski has died:
http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/dallasmorningnews/obituary.aspx?n=karl-kilinski&pid=147666917

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Latest addition to the family tree (humor):
http://comics.com/frank&ernest/2011-01-29

A forensic document analyst pokes around Swift's letters:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-secrets-swift-intimate-letters-revealed.html

Chopin possibly suffered from epilepsy:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-12265573
 
A letter by Robbie Burns with an early version of one of his works:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=44432
 
Someone has made an archaeology game:
http://www.gazette.net/stories/01262011/nortnew205146_32541.php

The Egyptian jackal is actually a wolf, apparently:
http://news.mongabay.com/2011/0126-hance_africanwolf.html

On discovering new species and imperialism:
http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/heroic-naturalists-or-imperialist-dogs/

It wasn't easy being king:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-01-kings.html
 
A mathematical model for the emergence and collapse of complex societies:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/01/110119151816.htm

On Genghis Khan and climate change:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-1350272/Genghis-Khan-killed-people-forests-grew-carbon-levels-dropped.html
 
Mark Twain's autobiography has apparently created a market for imitators:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/24/books/24twain.html

Feature on the online OED:
http://papercuts.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/01/14/the-revamped-o-e-d-online/

Not a lot of genetic variation in grapes, apparently:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/25/science/25wine.html

Interview with James Miller about his *Examined Lives*:
http://www.wnyc.org/shows/lopate/2011/jan/26/examined-lives-socrates-nietzsche/

Review of Dreyfus and Kelly, *All Things Shining*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/books/review/Neiman-t.html
 
Review of Nicholas Delbanco, *Lastingness: The Art of Old Age*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/23/books/review/Allen-t.html

Overview of some historical mystery novels:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/30/books/review/Crime-t.html

Willi Dansgaard has died:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/29/world/europe/29dansgaard.html

….as has Jacqueline de Romilly:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/books-obituaries/8287232/Jacqueline-de-Romilly.html

…and Shemaryahu Talmon:
http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?ArticleId=869


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