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Table of Contents Volume 61 Number 4, July/August 2008

Features

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(Cover Photo: Ken Garrett)

Amazonian Harvest
Can prehistoric farming methods lead us to a sustainable future?
by Mara Hvistendahl

Windows on the Past
"Ventanas Arqueologicas" offer a unique glimpse into Mexico City's ancient heart
Photo essay by Jorge Pérez de Lara

Native Sweden
Indigenous Saami are rediscovering their long-lost heritage
by Zach Zorich

The Shah's Great Wall
Massive fortifications on the Caspian Sea once kept nomadic warriors at bay
by Eric A. Powell

Ancient Excrement
An unexpected source of human DNA resets the clock on the settlement of the Americas
by Andrew Curry

Who Were the Hurrians?
New discoveries in Syria suggest a little-known people fueled the rise of civilization
by Andrew Lawler

Departments

In This Issue
Earliest Americans
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Virtual Digging
A taste of life on real excavations
by C. Brian Rose

Letters
Show your Indy spirit, questionable idol, and selling your crystal skull

From the Trenches
New hope for Iraq's National Museum, the first European, earthquake apocalypse, Rome roundup, arrested on Easter Island, the Anti-Jerusalem, visiting the Neo-Hittites, Aztec math, Bronze Age riders, sitting ducks, and Egyptian asses

Conversation expanded version Expanded version!
Director Rob Cohen talks about accuracy and villainy in The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Insider full text Full text!
Debating the ownership of history and the complicity of Western museums in the illicit antiquities trade

Letter from Italy: City of the Dead
A journey through the ancient city of the dead beneath modern Rome
by Sarah Yeomans

Artifact
A pig tooth helps unlock the mystery of how people colonized the Pacific Islands

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