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From the Trenches Volume 61 Number 2, March/April 2008

News and Notes from the World of Archaeology

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New World's Earliest Mural
Ancient paintings, ritual fires, and rare birds are found in northern Peru.

Reality Check: The Emperor's New Soldiers
A German museum was duped into believing replicas of terracotta warriors were excavated in China.

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Cult Chair
Excavators working in Herculaneum have uncovered parts of a remarkable chair.

Whose Bones?
Scientists' ability to study ancient human remains could be jeopardized by proposed changes to the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act.

World Roundup
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Recent discoveries around the globe

Off The Grid
Brown University archaeologist Christopher Witmore says visiting the iconic Neolithic site of Çatalhöyük is now as simple as loading your web browser.

Books
   Discovery!
   Mirage

Television
   Bone Detectives

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