Bloomington, Indiana- The Indiana University Art Museum is pleased to
announce an upcoming exhibition entitled Egypt after Alexander: Art
under the Greeks and Romans beginning on March 27, 2004. More than
two hundred objects drawn from the IU Art Museum collections are
presented in this exhibition, most of them never displayed before.
Included are large Egyptian-style and Greek-style sculptures that are
keys to understanding the art of Egypt in Greek and Roman times;
among these are royal and private portraits in marble, basalt,
granite, and limestone. As important to our story, albeit on a
smaller scale, are coins with portraits of the Ptolemies; and a rare
group of gem portraits carved in a single Alexandrian workshop. Small
sculptures in bronze, stucco, terracotta, ivory, and faience, as well
as examples from our large jewelry collection, emphasize aspects of
artistic continuity and transformation.
Link to the source here. May be university-restricted.
Online journal update: The first issue of PalArch is now up and available! Included are 3 papers on vertebrate paleontology, 3 on Egyptology, and several book reviews. Also check out the Newsletter and the article written by Pat Shipman, "Telling Science":
What is telling science? Telling science is the same as telling a story, except the subject is a fundamentally important story that affects all of our lives. I want to root my stories in my readers' and listeners' minds so deeply that science will flourish there is perpetuity. To me, science is more than a body of knowledge, it is a way of thinking. Born of curiosity, nourished by discovery, science is a marvellous way of finding things out, of making sense of the world. Now, early in the 21st century, I am ever more convinced that the language of science is one in which we must all become fluent.
Antiquities market update: Egypt bails jailed French archaeologist
CAIRO, March 30 (AFP) - A French archaeologist charged with trying to smuggle antiquities out of Egypt was ordered released on bail Tuesday after seven months in custody awaiting trial, his lawyer said.
The criminal court in the second city of Alexandria agreed to bail of 5,000 Egyptian pounds (around USD 800) after the French consulate gave an undertaking he would not flee the country, said Samira Soufiane, counsel for Stephane Rousseau.
Chance find sparks rethink on country's earliest settlers
THE chance discovery of a remarkable collection of ancient flint tools, high in the foothills of the Cairngorms, has forced archaeologists to completely review their knowledge of Scotland’s earliest settlers.
Until now, it was widely believed that the first people to settle in Scotland, 7,000 years ago, lived a semi-nomadic existence near to the coast or along fertile river valleys.
However, the discovery of more than 80 pieces of worked flint and quartz in a remote glen in the heart of the Cairngorms has provided the first evidence that the early nomadic hunters were capable of undertaking arduous journeys to cross some of Scotland’s highest and most dangerous mountain passes in search of their prey.
Forensic Anthropology'The Bones Tell the Story': Revealing History's Darker Days
Fredy A. Peccerelli spends his days exhuming mass graves and examining the bones of murder victims, hoping that the dead will speak to him.
A forensic anthropologist, Mr. Peccerelli, 33, combines elements of pathology, archaeology and anthropology to solve crimes.
Human rights organizations employ forensic anthropologists to document war crimes and human rights abuses. Mr. Peccerelli, director of the Guatemalan Forensic Anthropology Foundation, has investigated the deaths of thousands of civilians killed in the civil war in Guatemala from 1960 to 1996.
"What we do is all about life," he said here last month on a break at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. "It's about people. This is about applying scientific knowledge for everyday human issues."
Archaeologist examines site of Bolivar County Indian village
CLEVELAND (AP) -- The exact spot where Indians once lived in the Bolivar County area has been the site for an archaeological dig for the past several months.
John Connaway, an archaeologist with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, has been working to uncover the lives of area Indians who lived in Bolivar County more than 1,000 years ago.
"The Delta has one of the richest concentrations of archaeological remains in the country," Connaway said. "The Winterville mounds are the fifth largest mounds in the U.S."
Dastardly dentists! No compensation from Neanderthal tooth fairy
Dusseldorf - Germany's most primitive teeth have gone missing from the Neanderthal Museum, and embarrassed staff admitted on Monday they had not noticed at first, but thought the dentures were out of the display case to be cleaned.
The milk tooth from a 12-year-old (Neanderthals were late developers) and an adult molar were discovered in 2002 during an archaeological dig at Mettmann, near Dusseldorf, on the spot where the first Neanderthal skeletal remains were discovered in 1856.
The museum on the site is a major tourist attraction, with mock-ups of homely Neanderthal caves and hunting scenes.