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Table of Contents Volume 50 Number 3, May/June 1997

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Insight
Life at the Front
By James Wiseman

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Rare Cypriot Sculptures, Early Hominids in Siberia?, Blackbeard's Flagship, Roman Trade with the Canary Islands, Palaeolithic Archers?, World's Oldest Spears, Kennewick Update 1, Buried Bureaucratica, Shiloh Threatened, "The Fritz Ritz", Field Notes

FACES FROM THE PAST
First view of early humans from Spain's Pit of Bones
By Juan Luis Arsuaga Ferreras

IMAGING MAYA ART
Infrared video "prospecting" of Bonampak's famous murals yields critical details no longer visible to the naked eye.
By Mary Miller

TRAVEL GUIDE TO THE LAND OF THE MAYA

SPECIAL SECTION:
HOMAGE TO OMAN

REFLECTIONS ON AN ARABIAN KINGDOM'S ILLUSTRIOUS PAST
Text by Spencer P.M. Harrington
Photographs by Nicolas Sapieha
FULL TEXT! PHOTOS.html

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Rare Cypriot Sculptures

 

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Faces from the Past

 

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Imaging Maya Art

 

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Homage to Oman

DIGGING IN THE LAND OF MAGAN
By M. Redha Bhacker and Bernadette Bhacker

THE DURABLE DHOW
By Tom Vosmer

ATLANTIS OF THE SANDS
Southern Oman yields ruins of an ancient city on the fabled frankincense route.
By Juris Zarins

RE-CREATING A FRANKISH TOWN
A fourteenth-century settlement in southern Greece is reborn using computer imaging.
By P. Nick Kardulias, Timothy E. Gregory, and Mark A. Dann

At the Museums
Cambodia's Khmer Past
By Ellen Herscher

Books
Rotten Apples: Sotheby's and the Antiquities Market
By Mark Rose
(Also check out ARCHAEOLOGY's listing of new books.)

Multimedia
Rise of the Hominids
By Jean-Jacques Hublin

Further Reading

Forum
An Unsinkable Story
By John L. Cotter

Photos, from top: head of sixth-century B.C. sphinx from Cyprus (Cyprus Department of Antiquities); skull 5 from Spain's Pit of Bones (Javier Trueba/Madrid Scientific Films); detail of musician from Bonampak murals (Courtesy Mary Miller); detail of Nizwa Fort in Oman (Nicolas Sapieha).

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