(Cover Photo: Araldo de Luca)
The Mines that Built Empires
For 5,000 years, Spain's mineral riches created cash economies and global pollution
by Barry Yeoman
More than Man's Best Friend Full text!
Dogs have been an integral part of human culture for 15,000 years...sometimes in unexpected ways
by Jarrett A. Lobell and Eric A. Powell
The Tomb of China's Most Notorious Villain, or Just a Tourist Trap?
The alleged discovery of the tomb of a legendary Chinese warlord sparks heated public debate
by Lauren Hilgers
Resurrecting the Maize King Full text!
Figurines from a Maya tomb
bring a royal funeral to life
By David Freidel, Michelle Rich,
and F. Kent Reilly III
Rescuing a Mystery Wreck
Volunteers and archaeologists
team up to save a 17th-century ship
by Marion Blackburn
In This Issue
Pollution and the Past
The Archaeology of Environmental Disaster
by the Editors
From the President
What Does the AIA Do?
Find out on our newly re-launched website
by C. Brian Rose
Thanks to Peter Young, coming out of the closet, and rewriting Jewish history again
From the Trenches
Archaeology and the oil spill, Zahi TV, croc mummy CT scan, oldest pyramid tomb, the first shoe, Cleopatra's handwriting, eating oysters at Jamestown, the view from Florida's mounds, Stalin-era mass graves, archaeologists turn modern artists, Lucy's bigger brother, fossil fungus, Maya megasharks, and building with sticky rice
Conversation Full text!
An anthropologist digs into Burning Man,
an annual counterculture festival in
Religion, politics, and archaeology clash on—and under—the streets of Jerusalem
by Mati Milstein
Letter from Brazil
In the Amazon, archaeologists unearth evidence of the Arawaks, the people
who greeted Columbus on his arrival in
the New World
by Michael Tennesen
A figurine from the Canadian Arctic shows evidence of shamanic "surgery"