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Table of Contents Volume 50 Number 1, January/February 1997

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Insight
Eighth Wonder of the World
By James Wiseman

SPECIAL REPORT
A Battle Over Bones
By Andrew L. Slayman

Newsbriefs
Origins of Syphilis, Egyptian Tomb in Israel, Pakistani Petroglyphs, Earliest Remains of Genus Homo, Field Notes

BUILDERS OF THE PYRAMIDS
Excavations at Giza yield the settlements and workshops of three generations of laborers.
By Zahi Hawass and Mark Lehner

TOMBS OF THE PYRAMID BUILDERS
By Zahi Hawass

WARRIOR WOMEN OF THE EURASIAN STEPPES
New evidence suggests that tales of Amazon warriors may be more than mere legend.
By Jeannine Davis-Kimball

SARMATIAN TREASURES OF SOUTH RUSSIA
By Mikhail Treister

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Builders of
the Pyramids

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Warrior Women
of the Steppes

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Rewriting
Southwestern
Prehistory

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Bodies in Motion

REWRITING SOUTHWESTERN PREHISTORY
New studies suggest an overarching political system dominated much of the Southwest from A.D. 850 to 1500.
By Stephen H. Lekson

BODIES IN MOTION
India's rock art is a window on prehistoric performing arts.
By Erwin Neumayer

LETTER FROM NEW YORK
America's Forgotten War
The French and Indian War determined the course of American history. Why do so many Americans know so little about it?
By David R. Starbuck

Books
Unearthing the Human Mind
By April Nowell
(Also check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of books received.)

At the Museums
Variations on Antiquity
By Angela M.H. Schuster, Larissa Bonfante, and Antonia Rallo

Multimedia
What's On Line?
By Jessica E. Saraceni

Further Reading

Forum
Antique Archaeologists
By John L. Cotter

Photos, from top: detail of a statue of a carpenter named Inty-shedu, found in a tomb at Giza, Egypt (Zahi Hawass); Achaemenid gold amphora from an Early Sarmatian "tsar" kurgan at Filippovka, Russia (Anatoly Pshenichnyuk); tenth-century Anasazi macaw-feather and squirrel-pelt sash from Utah (courtesy Edge of the Cedars State Park); detail of dancing woman from rock painting from central India (Erwin Neumayer).

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