In This Issue
A Trip round the World, Every Day
by Peter A. Young
From the President
And the Winner is...
by Jane C. Waldbaum
Conversations: A Singularly Human Pursuit
Linguist Andrew Robinson reflects on the puzzle of undeciphered ancient scripts.
Letter from Baluchistan: The Guns of Mehrgarh
Tribal feuds imperil one of South Asia's most ancient sites.
by Massoud Ansari
What Can We Learn From a Maya Vase?
Hi-tech analysis enables once-enigmatic vessels to tell their tales.
by Dorie Reents-Budet and Ronald Bishop
The Pepper Wreck
Archaeologists reconstruct the story of a ship that nearly made it home.
by Filipe Castro
Warriors of Clay
China's most recently discovered terra-cotta army
by Jarrett A. Lobell
Searching for the
First New Zealanders
Can rats rewrite Pacific history?
by Eric A. Powell
When Spells Worked Magic
In ancient times, a curse could help you win in the stadium or the courts.
by Christopher A. Faraone