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In This IssueVoices Near and Farby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentLure of the Deepby Nancy C. Wilkie
Special Report: Hope Amid the CarnageAs conflict rages, Palestinians and Israelis join forces to protect endangered sites.
by Sandra Scham
Conversations: Facing the SeaArchaeologist Barry Cunliffe turns his back on Europe.
by Christine Finn
Letter from Britain:Hunting for TreasureArchaeologists and metal detectorists reconcile conflicting interests in a shared past.
by Neil Brodie
Myths & MonstersDecoding ritual images of a mysterious ancient American religion
by Alex W. Barker
On the Cover: An effigy figure from Spiro Mounds wears masks in the shape of human heads as earrings. Photo by Steven Foster,
Courtesy of The University Museum, University of Arkansas.
that Tweed BuiltAfter spending $85 million to restore
a historic courthouse, New York is poised to cover up much of the work, while dismissing evidence of the city's past exposed during the renovation.
by Colleen P. Popson
Jewel of the
Indian OceanWith the end of a 25-year civil war, scholars and tourists return to explore Sri Lanka's Buddhist heritage.
by Nancy C. Wilkie
Egypt's PastDoes a celebration of Luxor's patron saint echo ancient pharaonic traditions?
by Shelley Wachsmann
City of VictoryColchester tussles with the legacy of Britain's warrior queen.
by Kristin M. Romey
Mammoth for DinnerA tasty debate about early humans in Ice Age Wisconsin
by Susan Kepecs
May/June 2002 | September/October 2002