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Waking the BuddhaAfter decades of exile, an Afghan archaeologist returns to an excavation charged with symbolism and hope
by David Bosco
The Turquoise TrailDid an extensive trade network link Mesoamerica with the American Southwest?
by Eric A. Powell
Warriors of ParosSoldiers' burials offer clues to the rise of Classical Greek city-states
by Foteini Zafeiropoulou and Anagnostis Agelarakis
Tabletop TacticsMedieval Europeans may have had more fun than you think
by Martha Bayless
Lost HaciendaScholars reconstruct the lives of laborers on a Yucatán plantation
by Allan Meyers
The Forgotten Fight for AmericaThe centuries-long struggle for control of the continent before 1776
by Mark Rose
From the PresidentDiplomatic ArchaeologyA little-known U.S. program supports cultural heritage abroad.
by Jane C. Waldbaum
In This IssueThe Wonder of It Allby Peter A. Young
Focus on China
From the Trenches
Hunting Fakes A Smithsonian sleuth says counterfeits lurk in museum collections the world over.
Letter From GreeceThe Gods Return to OlympusIn today's Greece, worshiping Zeus is a controversial practice.
by Matthew Brunwasser
November/December 2004 | March/April 2005