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The Next 50 YearsWill it be the Golden Age of Archaeology?by Brian Fagan
Africa's First BananasA new discovery peels back the history of our favorite fruit.by Peter Robertshaw
a Maya PyramidEl Salvador rediscovers its past beneath a layer of concrete.by Roger Atwood
Flights of FancyIn an early Etruscan tomb, an artist created an exotic bestiaryby Marco Merola
Opening Franco's GravesThe victims of Spain's fascist past are beginning to tell their storiesby Mike Elkin
Egypt's Ageless GoddessA modern pilgrim visits the temple of Mutby Jennifer Pinkowski
From the PresidentThe Benefits of Membership Why you should join the AIA
by Jane C. Waldbaum
In This IssueGreat Coverupsby Peter A. Young
NewsThe first jewelry, a Forum find, suing Wal-Mart, natty legionnaires, blond mammoths, Persians and Kurds in China, from the Getty to Greece, and Nelson Mandela's gun
Field of Dreams Stuart Wilson on amateur archaeology and picnicking on your very own dig site
Reviews"The Maya Paris," getting "civilised," Fagan on travel writing, revealing rubbish, stinking like the ancients, Jews and Jesus, and editors' picks
Letter from Russian AmericaUnearthing America's Czarist HeritageIt was no "red dawn," but Russians had an early colonial foothold in America, trading furs and folktales.
July/August 2006 | November/December 2006