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Faking Biblical HistoryWhat happens when you try to mobilize archaeology--at any cost--to prove the Bible "true"?
by Neil Asher Silberman and Yuval Goren
Cloak & TrowelThe romantic image of archaeologist as adventurer fuels much of the speculation linking archaeology with espionage.A look at the facts behind the fiction
by David Price
Solstice at the StonesFor the quarter million druids, wiccans, and heathens that live in the United Kingdom today, sites like Stonehenge are sacred ground.
by Eric A. Powell
Extreme SportOnce the blood sport of Maya kings and Aztec warriors, ulama lives on in the dusty playing fields of western Mexico.
by Colleen P. Popson
Spirited ExplorerKatherine Routledge, intellectual adventurer and Quaker spiritualist, raced against time to save the living history of Easter Island
by Jo Anne Van Tilburg
In This IssueDangerous Deceptionsby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentBasement Archaeologyby Jane C. Waldbaum
Special Report: Europe's First MummiesSurprising evidence that ancient Britons also preserved their dead
by David Keys
Conversations: Secrets of the Seeds Lee Ann Newsom, recipient of a $500,000 MacArthur Foundation "genius grant," talks about her fascination with ancient plant remains.
Letter From East Timor: Timor's Safe HavensHow caves shaped the history of the world's newest nation
by Karen J. Coates
July/August 2003 | November/December 2003