O.K, so, a little history.
Everyone reading this is aware of what a website is. Generally, it's a collection of hypertext pages that cross-link to each other.
At least, that's what they used to be. Increasingly over the past decade, more and more Flash websites have appeared. A Flash website is generally one interactive "movie" file that dynamically loads content according to user actions. In other words, a Flash website is not a collection of "pages"—it's a (potentially) complex application that can take on many different states.
With a traditional hypertext website, linking to any particular "page" is simple. Even linking to particular sections of particular pages is simple. Each page has its own address (a URL—Uniform Resource Locator), so you can just grab that in your browser and pass it off to someone else.
Enter Flex Builder 3.
Flex Builder is a development tool (also available as a plugin for the Eclipse development platform, which is what I use) that generates Flash content. Not long ago, Adobe released an alpha version of version 3.
I had heard that they had added a deep-linking feature, and had been meaning to read up on it Doubtless they would it some kind of customized implementation with my components.
Last night I was troubleshooting a bug with March of Man, and happened to upload some files generated by Flex Builder 3, which had not previously been uploaded. All of a sudden, there it was: deep-linking to every major section of the site.
I barely had to lift a finger.
On another note, I am no longer the only artist on March of Man! (Well, already some of my works are heavily based on photographs taken by others, which is why I need to implement multiple attributions, but anyway....) With the addition of Stephen O'Connor's Homo erectus, this is finally what it was meant to be: a collaborative paleo-art project.