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News and Notes from the World of Archaeology
Who's Buried in St. Paul's Tomb?The Vatican recently announced the discovery of what may be the tomb of St. Paul in Rome's second-largest basilica.
Waterloo UpdateThe supreme administrative court of Belgium issued a ruling that effectively halted the large-scale development project at the Waterloo battlefield described in the January/February issue of ARCHAEOLOGY ("Reshaping Waterloo"). The court noted that the proposed project could damage or even cause permanent destruction to the site's archaeological remains and thus revoked the permits that had been granted by the Wallonia region and the adjoining towns of Waterloo and Braine-l'Alleud. Local authorities must now decide if they will appeal the court's decision or submit a revised plan for a new battlefield visitors' center.
A Moment in Time: 1200 B.C.
Mycenaean palaces are destroyed and major population centers of Greece are depopulated.
Maize cultivation is introduced into the Southwest from Mexico.
The great Sanskrit epic, the Rig Veda, is completed.
A major volcanic eruption in Iceland leaves Scotland without summer for two decades.
The Lapita people colonize western Polynesia.
The chariot is introduced into Shang Dynasty China from the western steppes.
War by the NumbersCounting on evidence of warfare
World RoundupRecent discoveries around the globe
The Cave Painters
House of Rain
The Lure of Gold
Reality Check: Insolvent MysteriesErich von Däniken's Mystery Park has closed its doors.
DestinationCaribbean vacations and archaeology aren't mutually exclusive. Archaeologist William Keegan has a tip.
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Neanderthals on the Hunt
The Neanderthals didn't disappear because they were slouches when it came to hunting, according to a new study.