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From the Trenches Volume 62 Number 4, July/August 2009

News and Notes from the World of Archaeology

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Ꮞ Ꮙ Ꮿ Was Here
The earliest writing in the system developed by the Cherokee known as Sequoyah has been found in a Kentucky cave.

Medical Mural
A recently excavated tomb fresco may be the first painting to show in great detail how Chinese medicine was practiced 1,000 years ago.

Rome in a Day
Artist Liz Glynn challenged the notion "Rome wasn't built in a day" at the New Museum in New York, presenting a live performance piece.

Museums
Traders of the Maya

Television
The Real World: Archaeology

Books
Editor's Picks

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World Roundup
Recent discoveries around the globe

Off the Grid
Nancy McMahon says you should plan a visit to the site of Pi'ilanihale Heiau on Maui's eastern coast.


Head Case
The Labit Museum in Toulouse, France, has had an Egyptian mummy of a 35-year-old woman since 1848, when she arrived with a label dating her to the seventh or eighth century B.C. But scientists now think she could be 1,000 years older. Dating of tissue samples from her neck should clear up her "age issue."

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