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Table of Contents Volume 49 Number 3, May/June 1996

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Newsbriefs
Romans in Ireland, New Texts from Qumran, Yaws Origin, Oldest Human DNA Isolated, Largest, Heaviest Book, Chalcolithic Cache, Medicinal Myrrh, Genesee Bonanza, Mycenaean Jewelry Goes Home, Jade Shroud Found, Field Notes

Insight
Sounding the Alarm
By James Wiseman

MIGHTY CAHOKIA
A major trading center whose influence extended across North America, Cahokia was in its day the greatest settlement north of Mexico.
By William R. Iseminger

EAST ST. LOUIS YIELDS A SATELLITE SETTLEMENT
By John E. Kelly

TRAVEL GUIDE TO
NORTH AMERICA
Compiled by Lara Asher

LURE OF THE DEEP
New technologies give scholars as well as treasure hunters access to the world's deepest wrecks.
By James P. Delgado

THE GUNS OF PALO ALTO
Battlefield surveys indicate that Mexican maps distorted the opening engagement of the Mexican-American War. Why?
By Charles M. Haecker

At the Museums
Foundry Fragments
By Angela M.H. Schuster

Multimedia
Surfing CD-ROMs
By Donald H. Sanders

Books
Who Were the Celts?
By Mark E. Hall

Further Reading

Forum
Surrogate Stone
By David and Noelle Soren

Photos, from top: sandstone tablet from Cahokia, ca. A.D. 1300, Peter Bostrom; remotely operated vehicle Jason, Jr., courtesy Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution; 1846 lithograph of the Battle of Palo Alto, courtesy the Library of Congress; screen from Ancient Lands, Microsoft.

March/April 1996 | July/August 1996

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