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Table of Contents Volume 50 Number 2, March/April 1997

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Newsbriefs
Ashkelon's Dead Babies, World's Oldest Stone Tools, Inigo Jones' Lost Portico, Homo erectus Survival, La Débâcle Chauvet, More Nineveh Fragments for Sale, Aucilla River Paleoindian Site, Alexandria Harbor Finds, Field Notes

Special Report
Ancient Seafarers
New evidence of early Southeast Asian sea voyages
By Peter Bellwood

Insight
Beyond the Danube's Iron Gates
By James Wiseman

JAPAN'S NEW PAST
How a century of archaeology helped dispel a nation's mythic origins.
By Walter Edwards

TRAVEL GUIDE TO SOUTH AND SOUTHEAST ASIA
Compiled by Andrew Kasdan


Japan's New Past


New York's Mythic Slum


At the Museums: Ancient Sepphoris


Multimedia: What's On Line? Part II

NEW YORK'S MYTHIC SLUM
Digging lower Manhattan's infamous Five Points
By Rebecca Yamin

FIERY FINERY
In ancient legends the combustible cloak was a weapon for exacting revenge.
By Adrienne Mayor

Books
The First Americans
By Brian M. Fagan
(Also check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of books received.)

At the Museums
Ancient Sepphoris: Portrait of a Cosmopolitan City
By Angela M.H. Schuster

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

Further Reading

Forum
Beneath the Shifting Sands
By Ernst Aebi

Photos, from top: detail of female courtier on wall painting in late seventh- or early eighth-century A.D. Japanese royal tomb (Ministry of Education, Agency of Cultural Affairs); photograph of a woman making a braided rug taken by Jacob A. Riis and published in his 1890 book, How the Other Half Lives; mosaic of a hunter from an early Byzantine municipal building at Sepphoris (Gaby Laron, Courtesy Hebrew University Expedition); artwork by Ray Bartkus.

January/February 1997 | May/June 1997

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