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« Topic Start: March 06, 2011, 12:47:51 pm »

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A possible drought at the end of the last ice age?:
http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/523322.html

Slideshow of psy-ops through the centuries:
http://www.cbsnews.com/2300-205_162-10006852-2.html

Pondering the need for historical accuracy in movies etc.:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/jonathanjonesblog/2011/feb/28/artists-accurate-history-robin-hood

Was Hamlet actually Irish?:
http://news.discovery.com/history/hamlet-irish-shakespeare-110304.html
 
Is it time to 'let go' of the King James version of the Bible?:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/mar/01/king-james-bible-language

... maybe in favour of a C.S. Lewis version:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/05/us/05beliefs.html
 
Purported Amelia Earhart bone DNA tests proved inconclusive:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/03/03/earhart.dna.research/index.html

Feature on the history of vaccination:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/health/01smallpox.html

Sciencey stuff to study materials of various types ... pretty much lost in technical terms:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-multi-faceted-method-benefit-materials-batteries.html

Plans to resurrect Nalanda University:
http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110225204643928

Using pages of old books to track atmospheric pollution:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110208101318.htm

... and the latest climate change study:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/02/110224145649.htm

Reviewish sort of thing of Sheril Kirshenbaum, *The Science of Kissing*:
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/huff-wires/20110303/us-fea-lifestyles-origins-of-kissing/

Reviewish sort of thing of a couple of scholarly editions of Virginia Woolf:
http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/books/features/thoroughly-modern-virginia-2233417.html

Review of Rosalind Miles and Robin Cross, *Warrior Women*:
http://www.lancasterguardian.co.uk/lifestyle/book_review_warrior_women_by_rosalind_miles_and_robin_cross_1_3121439

Review of some children's books with an historical bent:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/01/books/review/01childrens-review.html

The North Suffolk Hoard is expected to bring some big bucks to its finders:
http://www.coinweek.com/news/ancient-coins/roman-coins/windfall-expected-from-the-north-suffork-hoard-of-roman-silver-coins/


A little humor for the week...
Well if Bosnia has pyramids, why not Dubrovnik?:
http://www.croatiantimes.com/news/General_News/2011-02-28/17540/Dubrovnik_may_have_pyramids

Haven't had an Atlantis claim for a while:
http://www.westhartfordnews.com/articles/2011/03/05/news/doc4d729a2283713577527864.txt?viewmode=fullstory

They've cracked a Maya Code and expect to find tons of treasure  (Cracked may be the operative word here. Roll Eyes):
http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/03/01/cracked-mayan-code-uncover-8-tons-lost-treasure/?test=faces
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« Reply #1: March 13, 2011, 11:12:12 am »


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Pondering the switch from foraging to farming:
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110307/ap_on_sc/us_sci_why_farming
 
Interesting item on translating literature of various languages:
http://www.thecrimson.com/article/2011/3/8/translation-nbsp-work-text/

Nikolay Ovcharov is angry with Michael Palin:
http://www.novinite.com/view_news.php?id=126008

Companion piece to the Nimrud Ivories piece (in the Museums etc. section) all about Agatha Christie's 'secret life' as an archaeologist:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/03/12/uk.christie.writer.archaeology/index.html

Events in Japan occasioned revisiting a 1700 quake there:
http://www.montrealgazette.com/news/Massive+1700+quake+caused+damage+West+Coast+Japan/4425424/story.html

Interesting feature on Arthur Szyk:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/11/arts/design/arthur-szyks-haggadah-and-singapores-sunken-arab-treasure.html

A huge number of Jewish texts lost during WWII were found in Manhattan:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/nyregion/08books.html

Feature on Montaigne and his essays (semi reviewish):
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/books/review/montaignes-moment.html

Review of Francis Fukuyama's latest tome:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/science/08fukuyama.html

Review of Robert and Ellen Kaplan, *Hidden Harmonies*:
http://www.npr.org/2011/03/09/134400628/Rhyme-And-Reason-In-A-High-School-Math-Standard

Ernst Badian has died:
http://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2011/02/ernst-badian-professor-of-history-emeritus-85/

…as has Edward Ullendorff:
http://announcements.thetimes.co.uk/obituaries/timesonline-uk/obituary.aspx?n=edward-ullendorff&pid=149164948

and Douglas S. Parker:
http://hosting-tributes-24744.tributes.com/show/Douglass-Parker-90758249

Anson Rainey (tribute):
http://www.sbl-site.org/publications/article.aspx?ArticleId=871

Internet archaeologists have found the ruins of the Friendster civilization:
http://www.theonion.com/video/internet-archaeologists-find-ruins-of-friendster-c,14389/
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« Reply #2: March 20, 2011, 01:53:17 pm »


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First it was an Irish Hamlet ... now a Holi Macbeth?:
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/nri/art-culture/Is-Shakespeares-Macbeth-based-on-a-Holi-legend/articleshow/7734376.cms

Feature on tsunamis in various times in history:
http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/culture/37-history/6729-civilization-and-tsunamis

St Patrick and his day:
http://news.discovery.com/history/who-was-st-patrick.html

A website to track sites at risk:
http://news.discovery.com/archaeology/website-tracks-at-risk-historic-sites-110315.html

The 'evolutionary' roots of prejudice:
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/03/110317102552.htm

There was a big archaeology conference at Orkney:
http://www.uhi.ac.uk/home/archive_news/orkney-college-uhi-hosts-international-archaeology-conference

Arguing about baseball's origins:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/13/sports/baseball/13thorn.html

Rethinking a van Dyck hitherto considered a copy:
http://www.artdaily.org/index.asp?int_sec=2&int_new=45842

Rethinking Queen Victoria's relationship with Abdul Karim:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-12670110

On lawsuits arising from victims of terrorism and the effect on archaeology:
http://chronicle.com/article/Lawsuits-by-Victims-of/126610/

More on Agatha Christie's archaeological activities:
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/europe/03/12/uk.christie.writer.archaeology/index.html

Review of Meryle Secrest, *Modigliani*:
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/03/13/RVRF1I4F98.DTL

Donny George has died:
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/8384058/Donny-George.html

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Feature on xray fluorescence for analyzing assorted artifacts:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-12820302
 
Beauty secrets of the Renaissance:
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-03-beauty-ages.html

On Walpole's 'Strawberry Hill':
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/arts/23iht-rartberry23.html?ref=arts

A nice gallery of Liz Taylor during filming of Cleopatra:
http://www.life.com/gallery/22457/liz-taylor-making-cleopatra#index/0

Review of Edward Dolnick, *The Clockwork Universe*:
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/books/review/book-review-the-clockwork-universe-by-edward-dolnick.html?ref=review

David Nevin has died :
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/23/books/david-nevin-author-of-historical-novels-dies-at-83.html?ref=books

Mayan calendar (a little comic relief!):
http://comics.com/frank&ernest/2011-03-22/
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