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Table of Contents Volume 50 Number 4, July/August 1997

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Insight
Legacy of Henry VIII
By James Wiseman

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Amphitheater Found, Earliest Agriculture in the New World, The French Built Stonehenge?, Imperial Tombs Mapped, World's Oldest Ship??, Roman Lioness in Scotland, Short-lived Ship, Unearthing Soviet Massacres, Umbrian Tombs, Field Notes

MOSCOW RECLAIMS ITS PAST
Excavation of settlement layers reaching back more than 850 years has sparked a reassessment of the city's early history.
By Nicole Prevost-Logan

THE MANEGE DIG
By Alexander G. Veksler

MYSTERY MONASTERIES
By Leonid A. Beliaev

CELEBRATING AN ISLAND HERITAGE
Malta's world-acclaimed sites include its sixteenth-century capital city and the temples of a mysterious Neolithic culture.
By Mark Rose

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Earliest Agriculture in the World

 

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Moscow Reclaims its Past

 

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Celebrating an Island Heritage

 

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Images of Conquest

RITUALS OF THE MODERN MAYA FULL TEXT!
A strong undercurrent of Precolumbian belief pervades much of today's religious practice.
By Angela M. H. Schuster

MEDIEVAL FOOTHOLD IN THE AMERICAS
At La Isabela, Columbus sought to replicate a proper Spanish town.
By Kathleen Deagan and José M. Cruxent

IMAGES OF CONQUEST
By Geoffrey Conrad, John Foster, Charles Beeker, Lynn Uhls, Mark Brauner, Marcio Veloz Maggiolo, and Elpidio Ortega

At the Museums
Cyprus in Context
Harvard's Semitic Museum unveils its Cesnola collection.
By Ellen Herscher

Books
Bodies of the Bogs
By Paul G. Bahn
(Also check out ARCHAEOLOGY's listing of new books.)

Multimedia
Profiling an Unusual People
The Calusa of Southern Florida
By Charles Hudson

Further Reading

Forum
Boyhood Dreams
By Dale Mackenzie Brown

Photos, from top: 10,000-year-old squash seed from Oaxaca (Courtesy Science); replica of the Cathedral of the Icon of Our Lady of Kazan on Red Square (Nicole Prevost-Logan); dome of the Cathedral of St. John in Valletta (Mark Rose); Taino pictograph of a bearded face in José Maria Cave (Charles Beeker).

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