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Table of Contents Volume 49 Number 6, November/December 1996

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Insight
Window on Ancient Maritime Commerce
By James Wiseman

Newsbriefs
Siberian Fluted Point, Hunting Hazor's Royal Archive, Redating Serpent Mound, Ekron Identity Confirmed, James Fort Found, Assyrian Wall-Reliefs for Sale, Secret Religion of Slaves, Caesarea Cache, Angkor Hotel Dispute, Accessing the Spirit World, Live Civil War Ammo Found, Masada Discoveries, Ancient Ebola Virus?, Unmarked Gettysburg Grave, Jungle vs. Jars, Field Notes

THE WORLD OF PAUL
Regional surveys in Greece and Asia Minor point to the impact of Roman rule on the spread of Christianity.
By Neil Asher Silberman

RACE AGAINST TIME
Chinese scholars scramble to save sites threatened by construction of the world's biggest dam.
By Elizabeth Childs-Johnson,
Joan Lebold Cohen, and
Lawrence R. Sullivan

"SITES TOO VALUABLE
TO BE LOST"
An interview with Yu Weichao, director of the National History Museum of China in Beijing

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The World of
Paul

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Race Against
Time

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Talking Knots
of the Inka

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The Great DNA
Hunt, Part II

WINNING PICTURES
Prize entries in ARCHAEOLOGY's annual photography contest

TALKING KNOTS
OF THE INKA

A curious manuscript may hold the key to Andean writing.
By Viviano Domenici and
Davide Domenici

THE GREAT DNA HUNT, PART II COLONIZING THE AMERICAS
DNA studies now indicate the first Americans came from Asia in a single migration.
By Tabitha M. Powledge and
Mark Rose

FINGERPRINTING THE DEAD
By Brenda Smiley

At the Museums
Copán's New Gallery
By Angela M.H. Schuster

Books
Digging the Rose and the Globe
By Ricardo J. Elia

Further Reading

Multimedia
Mummies Old and New
By Robert S. Bianchi

Forum
Murder in Memphis
By Leo Depuydt

Photos, from top: detail of Paul from late twelfth-century mosaic in Monreale, Italy (Giraudon/Art Resource); stone fish used to gauge the Yangtze's water level at White Crane Ridge, China (Zhongguo Changjiang Sanxia); sixteenth-century manuscript illustration of Inka official (Confide, Lima); femur of Grand Duke Georgi, brother of Czar Nicholas II, exhumed from a St. Petersburg cathedral (Courtesy AFDIL).

September/October 1996 | January/February 1997

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