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1999: India: Indian army finds large-scale intrusion by Pakistan-backed forces in Kargil sector of Kashmir. US then forces Pakistan to withdraw after conflict takes 1000 lives.
1999: US President Bill Clinton orders a government investigation into if and how the entertainment business markets violence to children.
1999: China agrees to work with conservation groups to stop use of endangered plants and animals in medicines and traditional cures.
1998-1999: Military spending by Gulf Arab states is more than $150 billion.
1999: More than 100 handwritten papers belonging to Adolf Eichmann are found in Germany. Eichmann oversaw the deportation and murder of millions of Jews, was tried in Israel and hanged in 1962, found guilty of crimes against humanity.
Late 1999: Publication of Derek Freeman, The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead. Westview Press. 279pp. (Major influences on 20th Century anthropology or not? You decide)
Mythology in fact: December 1999, The US Hindu community is reportedly upset that in an episode of Xena, Warrior Princess, Lord Shiva has a cameo role. The Hindus object that Lord Shiva is presented as a fictional character, as with The Furies, or Aphrodite, and other characters from world mythology. Here, Shiva is made to say things he would never have said, do things he would never have done. (Column by Ramona Koval, The Australian newspaper, 24 December 1999)
Time Magazine's 1999-2000 Person of the Century is mathematician Albert Einstein, who developed the Theory of Relativity.
Jerusalem: Israeli officials are outraged as Islamic
authorities carry out excavations on the Temple Mount, which
is holy to Islam and Judaism. Tractors have been used to open an
emergency exit from a subterranean mosque. Some archaeologists regard
this as defilement of an important site. In 1996, a dispute over the
same site led to 80 deaths. The Temple Mount is said to be the place
where the Holy Ark was kept in King Solomon's Temple,
circa C10thBC. Arabs built a mosque on the earlier-ruined site
in the C7thAD.
(Item, The Weekend Australian, 11-12 December, 1999)
Sydney, Australia: New fossil evidence from some
Sydney beaches (such as Cronulla) reveals that 6000 years ago circa
4300BC, coastal New South Wales enjoyed "a tropical paradise".
Findings come from University of New England researchers Peter Flood,
Dr Bob Haworth and Bob Baker. There had been "dramatic"
changes in sea levels and climate which perhaps relate to why Egypt
stopped building pyramids, why human migration into the Pacific
stepped up. The Aboriginal population of southern New South Wales was
expanding. Research has been conducted at sites such as Bundeena,
Broken Bay and on the Hawkesbury River, modifying assumptions about
sea levels being stable for 6000 years.
(See a recent issue of journal Marine Geology. (Reported 4 December 1999)
November, 1999, Report on Z'ev Herzog, Israeli archaeologist, with major new findings tending to overturn orthodox views on Old Testament History. More to come when Lost Worlds researches the issues further.
Lost to the Future: 27 November 1999: Reports surface that youngsters on the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin, Australia, have developed "a culture of suicide", or, of delivering threats that they will suicide. There were four such deaths for young men, three by hanging, between August and November 1999. The island's population is about 2000; a police sergeant has reported about 50 call-outs on such issues in 1999. Drink and drugs are being blamed for the problems, but exposures to "Western lifestyle" via TV etc are being blamed for making young people feel isolated and desperate.
6-7 November, 1999: Phoenix, Arizona: Pet owners get
a chance next month to find out how really, truly committed they are
to their animals. The Pet Psychic Fair in Phoenix, Ariz. expects
hundreds of dogs, cats, birds and everything else will gather for the
fair, 6-7 November.
Organizers promise that more than a dozen of America's "top psychics will share their unique gifts with the animal kingdom." The event will feature experts in "pawistry," animal communication, card reading and astrology. There will also be pet blessings, souvenir photos and of course, grooming and lots of pet care products.
5-6 November, 1999, Moore Theatre, Seattle, Musical Mystics to Lead Seattle on "Journey of the Soul".
Email to: Musical Mystics: firstname.lastname@example.org
Billed as premiere of World's First Live All-Digital
Audio Surround Sound Event.
SEATTLE, Wash. 17 October, 1999: Musical Mystics, a non-profit multimedia theatre, will present Journey of the Soul, a multimedia theatrical event, the first all-digital audio surround sound event of its kind, combining live music, dance, graphic art, special effects, video, and acting into a tapestry that follows the path of life on the way to realizing creative freedom.
The show features a rich ensemble of renowned cast members from around the world and is designed to inspire to bring creativity to their everyday lives through interaction.
Co-producer is Jason Turner.
Every performance is guaranteed to be unique, inviting audience participation, and is a multi-faceted event designed to stir passion in the soul. It traces the path of the human condition from birth, through the innocence of childhood and the trials of adulthood, and finally to the revelation of true creative freedom. By blending elements of modern life with ancient mythology, the show demonstrates that humanity's search for creative outlets is timeless. For example, the show will feature a reading from The Serpent's Path, based on the world's oldest original written invocation discovered in an ancient Egyptian tomb.
By following this journey through song, dance, and art, the show's creators hope to help the audience realize their own creative potential.
Journey of the Soul features advanced digital surround-sound technology that has never been used in live performance before, providing a "completely immersive environment" that blurs the boundaries of stage and audience. The show's audio will be digitized live, processed through a digital mixer and delivered throughout the theatre in full surround sound, with equipment provided by Lucid Technology, Mackie Designs, Lexicon, Presonus, Event Electronics, Sennheiser, Opcode, Antares, Rane, E-mu and Clearsonic.
The show is also unique in that live musicians are used for the digitization process, rather than sequenced material driven by samplers and synthesizers. A special interface has been developed to allow the show's digital sound designer to improvise live with the on-stage musicians during the performance.
All of the video projected during the show will be delivered using a network of Apple Macintosh workstations using QuickTime 4. Video footage and special effects are being created and edited by Tony Shepherd, co-founder of Stargate Films, a leading special effects production facility in Los Angeles, CA, and lighting designer for artists such as Supertramp, The Police, Yes, Jethro Tull, and Elton John.
Each member of the audience will receive an interactive CD-ROM which will contain "The Making of Journey of the Soul", including video footage of the show's systems, actors, actresses, dancers, musicians, and a complete behind-the-scenes look at what is happening throughout the show.
"Journey of the Soul" is the result of a ten-year collaboration between Anael Hathor and Jason Turner. Hathor's background includes working and performing with Cleo Lane, The Boston Pops, John Danforth, the Brecker Brothers, Tony Bongiovi, and Michael Davenport.
Turner is a producer, engineer, programmer, songwriter and composer. He has worked with such artists as Roger Hodgson (co-founder and former lead singer of Supertramp), Steve Winwood, Duran Duran, Lone Justice, The Cars, World At A Glance, Rick Derringer, Paul Schaffer, and Patrick Moraz. He has worked on sessions at Unique Recording, Electric Lady, Science Lab, Power Station, Skyline, Right Track, and East Hill Studios, all in New York City.
About Musical Mystics
Musical Mystics is a non-profit multimedia theatre located in Seattle, WA, founded by Anael Hathor and Jason Turner in September of 1998.
Tel: (206) 624-2748.
Check Website: http://www.musicalmystics.org/
For more information, media/press only:
Jason Turner, US (206) 624-2748, email@example.com
October-November 1999, New book arises on The Legend of King Arthur, when author Alistair Moffatt publishes a book claiming that Arthur was a post-Roman figure (after 410AD), trained in Roman military tactics, operating somewhat south of Hadrian's Wall, "south of Scotland". Or, in the area around Roxburgh Castle, where four kingdoms were allegedly established. The new findings fall into a "gap" in history between 410 as the Romans left Britain and Christian missionaries arrived in 590. Perhaps, Arthur was a Scot? Goodbye to The Fisher King? Goodbye to Golden Age mythology?
November, 1999, Report on Z'ev Herzog, Israeli archaeologist, with major new findings tending to overturn orthodox views on Old Testament History. More to come when Lost Worlds researches the issues further.
October 1999: Feelings remain highly ambivalent in Obersalzberg, Bavaria, when "the world's first museum" dedicated to the Third Reich opened. Hitler wrote part of Mein Kampf in this area to 1926.
October, 1999: Death of Australian novelist Morris West, who as he died worked on a novel on Giordano Bruno, a heretic burned at the stake in 1600. Morris West, The Last Confession. HarperCollins, 2000, 214pp. (Mixed reviews).
23 October 1999: World publicity for a plan to clone
a Woolly Mammoth recently de-iced from Siberian permafrost.
One researcher is French explorer Bernard Buigues. The animal had been in a 22,000kg ice-block on the Taimyr Peninsula of Northern Siberia and was transported using the world's largest helicopter. By April 2000, researchers will begin closer examination of the animal. Now the search is on for a frozen woolly rhino. Note: Later reports indicated that the cloning plan was not entirely serious, due to the improbability that the required DNA material had survived. The Discovery Channel was running a documentary on the mammoth find by March 2000.
Note: This story on the newly-found woolly mammoth was based partly on a fake photograph, as reported in The Australian, 22 February 2000. One of the mammoth experts engaged in the expedition which did extract a near-intact mammoth, Dick Moi, said that the expedition leader, Bernard Bruges, had used two tusks dug out two years earlier, from a different animal. Mr Moi is with the Museum of Nature at Rotterdam. The mammoth in question remains at Khatanga airfield in Siberia. The specimen at issue was to be defrosted around April 200.
20 October 1999: Indonesia: Abdurrahman Wahid elected president, defeating Megawati Sukarnoputri. By 26 October, Wahid appoints a 35-member "rainbow" or unity cabinet.
1205BC: Approx: Map leads to Egyptian goldmine?: A Perth, Australia, geologist, who grew up in Egypt, Siami El-Raghy, feels he may have found a map that will lead to the gold mines used at the time of King Seti I, in the 19th Dynasty, 1350BC-1205BC. Question: did the gold of Tutankhamun's day come from these mines. The geologist seven years ago noticed a copy of a map in a Cairo government office, "the oldest known geological map in the world". (Reported in Australia, 19 October 1999)
16 October, 1999: This week the world's human population passed 6 billion. More significant than the turning into the New Millennium? The most recent baby was born, it is said, at Sarajevo.
16 October 1999: FBI agents at Atlanta have arrested two men trying to sell an eagle-feather head-dress worn by Geronimo in 1907 for $1.2 million. (It is a US crime to sell eagle feathers).
Pizzaro an outright murderer: Australian researchers using refined new technology have examined a fragment of a letter with a beeswax seal written by a Jesuit in Inca territory, to find a date for the writing of the letter. A mystery of conquest may now be solved - Pizzaro and his few troops overwhelmed the Incas by the simple expedient of murdering their emperor and his general. (Reported in Australia 13 October 1999)
On Thursday, 7 October 1999: Elvis Presley fans and collectors in general get a crack at more than 2,000 pieces of Elvis stuff in an online auction (www.icollector.com).
The loot included a pair of Elvis' pajamas, Army fatigues and Tiger karate jacket, as well as the King's 6th grade report card (he got A's in Music and Spelling, but D's in Math and Geography). Bidders could also wind up owning a set of keys to the front door at Graceland or one of Elvis' shooting targets - complete with bullet holes.
Online bids were forwarded to auctioneers and introduced during a live auction 8-10 October at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
October 1999: Conflict continues in China as the
government offensive against the Falun Gong meditation group
(or religious sect?) continues, after the government outlawed the
quietist sect in July 1999. One western analyst is quoted: "The
Communist Party has lost its grip on the grassroots of Chinese
society." By December 1999, China had expelled three
Australian-Chinese for demonstrating in Beijing. By 10 January, 2000,
three Australian members of the sect were believed to have been
detained in China after having written directly to the president and
the premier of China on treatment given to sect members. The sect
claims 100 million members world-wide with 80 million in China.
A high-profile Falun Gong member is a former Chinese airforce general, now sentenced to 17 years in prison, named Yu Changxin. (Reported by 15 January 2000)
Michelangelo - The received wisdom that he is a homosexual is dismissed. From a book review, September 1999. See James Beck, Three Worlds of Michelangelo. Norton, 1999.
8 September 1999, TV screening by NBN network in NSW
of documentary, Prophecy and Predictions: Threat or Warning?
Modern visionaries have predicted a monster tidal wave in the
Pacific, caused by earthquakes near Fiji. Beware the Australian
eastern seaboard. Check Website:
First South Americans?: Claims have arisen in a BBC documentary that Australian Aboriginals may have become the "first South Americans". The documentary is Ancient Voices, to be screened on BBC2, and a claim is based on the 12,000-year-old skull of a girl found in Brazil, plus a report that a "20,000-year-old Western Australian painting depicts an ocean-going vessel". The skull was examined by Walter Neves, professor of biological anthropology at University of Sao Paulo, then given to forensic artist Richard Neave at Manchester University for reconstruction work. The girl's skull did not appear to be Mongoloid, as expected, but appeared to have arisen from human stock of South-East Asian Islands, or Australia-Melanesia. Australian researchers have derided such claims. "Preposterous", said Greg Dening, adjunct professor of Australian National University, Centre for Cross-Cultural Research. Prof. John Mulvaney, author of Prehistory of Australia, said no watercraft of 12,000 years ago could have crossed the Pacific Ocean. (Reported 23 August 1999)
Amazon visions: Amazon tribes have long used "the vine of the soul", a brew called ayahuasca. "The vine has been a staple of their religious life for millennia and produces euphoria, then visions of gods". An American businessman has tried to take out a patent on the brew. He complains he has received "thinly-veiled physical threats" from tribespeople angry at his use of their drug. (Reported mid-1999)
Maybe a new ancestor for humanity? Researchers in Kenya have reported finding a 15-million-year-old skeleton of a creature like a modern male baboon, which could be one of our ancient relatives. This find predates other possible common ancestors by several million years. The creature weighed about 25kg, stood 1.2-1.5 metres tall, and had a long, flexible spine, and strong hands. A co-discoverer is US academic, Steve Ward, from an unnamed institution. If this find represents a new genus, it may be called Equatorius. (Reported 28 August 1999)
A recent issue of Archaeology, the
magazine of the Archaeological Institute of America, carried an
article by Dr Zahi Hawass on a cemetery find near Cairo which has
archaeologists excited about Roman Egypt.
At an oasis 370km south-west of Cairo is a Roman-period cemetery which may yield up to 10,000 mummies. Some 105 mummies have already been found, some in family groups, some with elaborate masks, or waistcoats covered in gold. The site is Bahariya Oasis.
Dr Hawass is director of the excavations and Egypt's under-secretary of state for the Giza monuments. (The site remains under guard.) (Reported 28 August 1999)
Is God adapting to the theory of evolution, or is the theory adapting to God? The Times recently carried an article by Ben Macintyre on how creationists in the US are "slyly driving Darwin" out of many US schools. Early in August, the school board of Kansas "voted to delete evolution from the state school curriculum". Macintyre writes, Creationism is "surviving by adaptation", and is fitter than ever, surviving by the principles of the theory it wants to discredit. (Reported 24 August 1999)
What percentage is there in evolution anyway?: August 1999: In the US, a recent survey found that 52 per cent of US folk think early humans lived alongside dinosaurs and 55 per cent do not think humans evolved from animals.
Predictions for the future?: of August 1999: A new book warns that globalisation will rob us all of our cultural individuality. A single marketplace to deal in? Cultural homogenisation? Environments devoured? Less ecological diversity? Beware the "electronic herd" using the technology that brings you this very website, in fact! Not just globalisation, but Americanized-globalisation. Should the problem be called glocalism? What about act-local/think-global? See Thomas Friedman, The Lexus and the Olive Tree. Published August 1999 by HarperCollins.
July 1999: Speculation arises about "a new form of matter" called strangelets, which convert other matter they touch into strange matter, as an article is published in Scientific American. World's leading expert on strangelets is Dr. Robert Jaffe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In July 1999 London's Sunday Times ran a story headlined "Big Bang machine could destroy earth". Let us just say, the physics of strangelets and their companions such as quarks and gluons, is rather difficult, and one needs a "relatively heavy ion collider" (RHIC). Which is probably fairly expensive.
July 1999: Freemasons bone up on life and death: Claims arise that Masonic lodges in Western Australia have been using sets of remains of Aboriginals for esoteric use in "secret teaching ceremonies" on life and death. At Newman, some Aboriginal children stole a skull and bones from a lodge, leading to outrage expressed by their elders. Freemason Grand Lodge secretary Peter Bloor is quoted as saying that about one-third of WA's 180 lodges had been using real skulls and bones for decades for "teaching" purposes. However, WA police say it is not an offence to have skeletons for teaching. (Lost Worlds says, in this context, "Teaching?") (Reported 23 July 1999)
July 1999: Australian Catholics "fed to the secular lions": "Catholics were held in widespread contempt by Australia's overwhelmingly secular society, which has adopted the "religion of me", a national Catholic conference on evangelisation has been told. The church in Australia will undergo a profound transformation, according to Father Michael Mason, director of Catholic Church Life Survey. Scandals in the church have not helped, he admits. (The Church has just published an ethics document, Integrity in Ministry: A Document of Principles and Standards for Catholic Clergy and Religious in Australia.) (Reported 15 July 1999)
2035 slaves freed for $75 each: "A controversial human rights group says it has freed a record 2035 slaves in a seven-day trip to Southern Sudan. It has now redeemed more than 11,000 slaves since 1995. The group is Christian Solidarity International (CSI), based in Switzerland. The slave buyers -and owners - deal with Arab middlemen, though enslavement is not unrelated to Sudanese civil war. Khartoum, however, is said to enslave its own people. It is alleged that there are tens of thousands of slaves from the south in northern Sudan. (All Lost Worlds can say about this report is that the United Nations could be more united against such practices. And why isn't it? Too busy building websites maybe?) (Reported 10 July 1999)
Where did English mariner Sir Francis Drake make a Pacific landfall (Nova Albion?) on North American land. Did he leave a "Drake was here" plate at Campbell Cove, Bodega Head, California in the summer of June 1579 as he repaired his ship, Golden Hind? In 1997, writer Brian Kelleher of Cupertino began asking questions about such a site. Or was the landing spot at a Marin County Bay, or on the Oregon coast? Researchers including archaeologist Dr. Kent Lightfoot, at University of California may follow up Kelleher's suggestions. Drake's five-ship expedition was the second attempt to circumnavigate the world, following up Magellan. From the western Pacific coast, Drake sailed to Indonesia, then across the Indian Ocean, around Cape of Good Hope and home to England. (Reported 10 July 1999)
FIFTY eight coins with a likeness of Jesus
have been found in Israel, according to researchers from Hebrew
University. The coins have been untouched for 1000 years, and on one
side the coins bear inscriptions in Greek.
(Reported in Australia 8 July 1999)
LATINISTS can take heart! Finland, of all places, is looking after them by trying to keep the dead language alive. Finland has lately published a communique to the European Union in Latin from an official website.
Being: Finnia praesidentiam Unionis Europaeae senorum mensium a Germania Kalendis Iulius aacepit. The communique was written by university Latinists, and other such statements will be issued by Finland each Wednesday. Radio Finland also runs an international news service in Latin. Finnish radio stations also air rock songs with lyrics in Latin. (Item found in mid-1999)
Mid-1999: Pakistan: A combined force of soldiers and militants launch a sneak attack into Kashmir, India. "The Pakistan army had become a covert organisation with an unhealthy relationship to radical Islamic groups." (Item, Sydney Morning Herald, 13-14 October 2001, article by Christopher Kremmer)
Stonehenge, England. About 200 people, some naked, have invaded the 5000-year-old Stonehenge site and clashed with police as they wish to observe the summer solstice (year's longest day). The site at such times is opened to a limited number of Druids who perform ceremonies. The site is owned by English Heritage and those clashing with police were extra to the number of people the group allowed on the site to observe ceremonies. (Reported 29 June 1999)
26 June 1999: Serbia's wall of silence on atrocities is about to be exploded by the Serbian Orthodox Church, which has already angered Slobodan Milosevic by calling for his resignation.
A PHOENICIAN find has been made off the coast
of Israel. Divers have found the oldest Phoenician shipwrecks ever
found, sunken in about 500 metres of water. The vessels are dated at
about 750-700BC, and were from Tyre sailing either for Egypt or
Carthage with cargoes of wine.
(Reported in Australia, 24 June 1999)
Slavery: In Africa, the uncared for continent: Human rights and UN officials report that in Lesotho, Africa, are about 60,000 "herder boys" living and working in indentured servitude. Some are as young as six. Their poverty-stricken parents hire them to cattle owners for food, small cash amounts or to pay debts. When they become adults, they have no education and are unemployable. A spokesperson is Malineo Motsephe, of UNICEF in the capital of Lesotho, Maseru. The World Bank has been examining the system behind this sort of "child labour". Another commentator is Charles Jacobs, co-founder of a one-year-old American Anti-Slavery Group in Boston, which has formed mainly to end the slave trade in Sudan. (Reported 12 June 1999)
May 1999: More to come
Where was Jesus baptized? Efforts are being made to establish he was baptized on the Jordan not the Israeli side of the River Jordan. But is this claim a ploy to capture the expenditure of the estimated two million tourists interested in pilgrimage to the spot? Some say that Jesus was baptized near Jericho, on the West Bank of the Jordan as controlled by Israel since the 1967 war, and still under military control, rarely opened. The Jordan argument is that the baptism happened near Bethany, on the Jordanian side. Tradition seems to side with those who believe that Jesus stepped from the river's eastern bank. (Reported 24 April 1999)
Problem with Chinese medicines? It is reported in Australia that there is to be a clamp-down on Chinese medicines containing material from endangered species such as tigers, bears, rhinos and some plant species. Sympathetic magic, where were you when we needed you? (Reported March 1999)
Sect-watching: Report arrives on the leader of a Taiwanese sect-leader, Chen Hon-ming, of The Way of Truth. Chen claims he is a reincarnation of Joseph, the father of Jesus. In 1998 Chen predicted that God would appear on Pay TV in the US. Some followers of the sect live in Dallas, Texas. (March 1999)
Buenos Aires: 1999: THE MUMMY of a child sacrificed to local gods has been found on an icy mountain top in Argentina by the archaeologists who discovered the famous Jaunita mummy in Peru.
The body was found two weeks ago on top of Nevada de Querhuar, 1600km west of Buenos Aires, according to the head of Cultural Heritage Dept., Northern Province of Salta, Mario Lazarovich.
A 10-12 year-old child, sex not yet determined, had been sacrificed by Incas. circa 1440, long before the arrival of Spanish conquerors in 1535.
The child's head is missing, possibly taken by site
desecrators in the early 1980s. An expedition had been headed by US
archaeologists Johan Reinhard and Peruvian Jose Chaves, who in 1995
discovered "Juanita" in the Peruvian Andes. The latest
mummy find was wrapped in blankets of what seems to be llama wool.
(Reported in Australia, 5 March 1999)
Cook's ship, Endeavour: Word comes from Newport, Rhode Island, New York, that the possibility exists that the remains of Capt. James Cook's exploration ship, Endeavour, may lie on the harbour bottom. By November, 1999, this is confirmed as fact. (Reported 2 March 1999)
FAITH healing, 1999, There is no medical evidence to support a belief in the healing power of religious faith, according to a new study by American researchers. Reported in Australia, 20-2-1999.
Russian Orthodox Church authorities are making efforts to see Nicholas II canonised, the last czar of Russia. (Reported February 1999)
THE PALACE in which Cleopatra probably had her affairs with Julius Caesar and Mark Antony is revealing its secrets afresh.
Cleopatra's ship has (probably) been found in Alexandria's harbour, which suffered a tidal wave in AD35. The ship sank after a collision.
Head of research on this fascinating reclamation project is a French underwater explorer, Franck Goddio. Another researcher is Peter Jones, an Egyptologist with Newcastle University (England). (Reported early 1999)
"The Jesus Boat", the remains of a Galileean fishing vessel from the days of Jesus, has become subject of controversy since a plan arose to move it from Israel for a visit to Rome. Now being slowly restored, the small vessel had been preserved in lake mud until revealed by drought. Carbon dating reveals the vessel was probably sailing while Jesus was alive, so the proposition is that... he laid eyes on it. An Israeli antiquities authority wants to send the relic to the Vatican, but locals are appalled, partly as the boat now draws about 70,000 tourists per year. (Reported 31 January 1999)
1999: By now the Vatican has acknowledged the validity of the Jewish Covenant of God. The Jewish Chronicle, 22 January 1999. (Cited in Robert Feather, the Copper Scroll Decoded, notes)
January, 1999: Beginning of Christian versus Muslim sectarian violence on Ambon (the Indonesian Spice Islands), which by 24 June 2000 means almost 3000 people have been killed.
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Late 1999, publication of Derek Freeman, The Fateful Hoaxing of Margaret Mead. Westview Press. 279pp. Major influences on 20th Century anthropology? You decide.
October, 1999, Conflict continues in China as the government offensive against the Falun Gong meditation group (or religious sect?) continues. One western analyst is quoted: "The Communist Party has lost its grip on the grassroots of Chinese society."
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