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Table of Contents Volume 58 Number 1, January/February 2005

The full texts of news, reviews, and selected longer articles are available online; abstracts of other departments and features are also available.

Features

Waking the Buddha
After decades of exile, an Afghan archaeologist returns to an excavation charged with symbolism and hope
by David Bosco

The Turquoise Trail
Did an extensive trade network link Mesoamerica with the American Southwest?
by Eric A. Powell

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Warriors of Paros
Soldiers' burials offer clues to the rise of Classical Greek city-states
by Foteini Zafeiropoulou and Anagnostis Agelarakis

Tabletop Tactics
Medieval Europeans may have had more fun than you think
by Martha Bayless

Lost Hacienda
Scholars reconstruct the lives of laborers on a Yucatán plantation
by Allan Meyers

The Forgotten Fight for America
The centuries-long struggle for control of the continent before 1776
by Mark Rose

Departments

From the President
Diplomatic Archaeology
A little-known U.S. program supports cultural heritage abroad.
by Jane C. Waldbaum

In This Issue
The Wonder of It All
by Peter A. Young

News

Conversations
Hunting Fakes full

A Smithsonian sleuth says counterfeits lurk in museum collections the world over.

Reviews

Letter From Greece
The Gods Return to Olympus

In today's Greece, worshiping Zeus is a controversial practice.
by Matthew Brunwasser

On the Cover: A skull decorated with turquoise and lignite is believed to depict Tezcatlipoca, the Aztec god of rulers, warriors, and sorcerers. This piece was probably one of many turquoise objects made by Mixtec artisans and sent to the Aztecs as tribute. (Werner Forman/Art Resource)

November/December 2004 | March/April 2005

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