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Journal of Archaeology, History, and Exploration Volume 3, no.1: 2001 Byzantine Cultures, East and West
Recent Finds:

Newly-found hominids Orrorin, Ardipithecus, Kenyanththropus

· Early Stone Age evidence of termite hunting in South Africa

· Early Roots of  agriculture in Panama

· Stonehenge Revisited

· New technology for deciphering Herculaneum papyrus texts

· Earliest DNA evidence for malaria found in 5th century AD Rome

· Buddhist monuments destroyed by Taliban in Afghanistan
· Giant fish weirs identified in Bolivia
Museum Reviews:
·  Dumbarton Oaks (Washington, DC):

The Center for Byzantine Studies - reviewed by Justin Lev-Tov

· Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, NY):

The Mary and Michael Jaharis Galleries for Byzantine Art - reviewed by Michele A. Miller




Archaeology on the Internet:
·  Byzantine web sites

· Khotan and the silk road


Introduction: 1. View from a Turkish Monastery at Alahan
2. Constantinople     How Byzantium evolved through the times of Theodora and Justinian.    by James Allan Evans

A Chronology of the Early Byzantine World; and examples of two Byzantine historians, Procopius and Anna Comnena

Byzantine Patronage and the Ancient Past
Case Studies in Medieval Greece  by Sarah T. Brooks

Early Byzantine Architecture and Art in Bulgaria
by Dimitar Ovcharov and Nicolai Ovcharov

Ravenna, Italy: Last center of the Western Roman Empire
- a guide to the major archaeological sites

Istanbul, Turkey: City of Constantine, Shrine of Holy Wisdom
-on Roman Constantinople, and the Basilica of Hagia Sophia

Venice, Torcello, and Murano: Island Sanctuaries in the Lagoon   San Marco and commerce amid the canals

Aquileia and Grado, Italy: Roman Ports and Paleochristian Colonies
Major precursors to Venice, with a host of biographies in church mosaics

Milan: Basilica of St. Ambrose
Early Christian sanctuary founded on the tombs of two martyrs  in Roman Mediolanum

Thessaloniki, Greece:
The Museum of Byzantine Culture

Documentary Articles:

The Buried Silk Road Cities of Khotan   a cultural crossroads linked to lost civilizations in Afghanistan and Pakistan; and  A Silk Road Chronology    

Pomp and Splendor: Religious Textiles from the Armenian Church Collections in Istanbul
by Marlene R. Breu and Ronald Marchese

Book Reviews:

· Models for the Millenium: Great Basin Anthropology Today  edited by Charlotte Beck; reviewed by Dennis L. Jenkins

· Prehistoric Lifeways in the Great Basin Wetlands: Bioarchaeological Reconstruction and Interpretation  edited by Brian E. Hemphill and Clark Spencer Larsen;  reviewed by Dennis L. Jenkins

· Intermountain Archaeology edited by David B. Madsen and Michael D. Metcalf; reviewed by Dennis L. Jenkins

· Newberry Crater: A Ten-Thousand-Year Record of Human Occupation and Enrinvornmental Change in the Basin-Plateau Borderlands by Thomas J. Connally et al.; reviewed by Kenneth Ames

· The Battles of Armageddon: Meggido and the Jezreel Valley from the Bronze Age to the Nuclear Age by Eric H. Cline; reviewed by Michele A. Miller

[All articles listed above are contained, in their complete form,  in the printed issue.]  

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