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A Monumental FeudPeru's Caral is the oldest city in the western hemisphere--and the focus of archaeology's most contentious fight.by Roger Atwood
Myth in MarbleA tragic figure emerges from the ruins of a Roman villa.by Jarrett A. Lobell
Plain of JarsThe explosive implications of archaeology at Laos' most puzzling site
by Karen J. Coates
Secrets of the MediciExcavation of Florence's first family reveals clues to the lifestyles of the Renaissance rich, solves a murder mystery, and turns up a lost treasure.by Gino Fornaciari, Bob Brier, and Antonio Fornaciari
Watery TombsTestimony coerced from shamans by Spanish priests may, ironically, be a key to understanding more about Maya spiritual life.by Kristin M. Romey
In This IssueTurf Warsby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentWhat's in a Word? A proposed change to federal law will put our heritage at risk.
by Jane C. Waldbaum
The Axum Obelisk Returns,but Some Still Grumble by Ian Limbach
NewsTsunami reveals temples in India, Germany's prehistoric pornography, one dapper mummy, Korea's oldest written document-or not, reburying Aztec Ruins, and more
Monuments and Memory Susan Alcock on how the ancients viewed the past, the upside of empire, and modernizing classical archaeology
ReviewsDinosaurs in native myths, romantic ruins, return to Armageddon, virtual trowels, from apes to ancestors, and editors' picks
Letter From New YorkThe New Neandertal Virtual fossils and real molecules are changing how we view Neandertals.
by Jean-Jacques Hublin
May/June 2005 | September/October 2005