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Table of Contents Volume 50 Number 6, November/December 1997

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In This Issue

From the President

Letters

Insight
The Post-Roman World
By James Wiseman

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Saxon Helmet Restored, Ancient European Hearth, Masada Martyrs?, Nimrud Reliefs for Sale, Providence Prison, Florida Treasure Hunters Fined, Pyramid Closes, Mediterranean Wrecks, Athens' Road of Heroes

THE NEW POMPEII
Excavations beneath the A.D. 79 level illuminate the history of the famous Roman resort.
By Andrew L. Slayman

PICKING UP THE PIECES
Saving Pompeii's decaying walls before it is too late
By Andrew L. Slayman

DISCOVERING THE OCCIDENTE
West Mexico's sophisticated shaft tomb people are suddenly getting the attention they deserve.
By Robert B. Pickering

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The New Pompeii

 

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Discovering the Occidente

 

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Traders of the Ecudorian Littoral

 

TRADERS OF THE ECUADORIAN LITTORAL
Striking parallels in dress and artifacts suggest that strong economic ties existed between Ecuador and West Mexico more than 1,500 years ago.
By Patricia Rieff Anawalt

LAST OF THE "FOREIGN DEVILS"
Sir Aurel Stein's fourth foray into China was a humiliating faliure. Who conspired to undermine the expedition and why?
By Shareen Blair Brysac

Books
LEGACY OF DUNHUANG
By James O. Caswell

LETTER FROM GREECE
DEVELOPMENT JUGGERNAUT
By Nikos Axarlis

At the Museums
RE-CREATING NEANDERTHALS
By Paul G. Bahn

Multimedia
PERSEUS II
By Harrison Eiteljorg, II

Forum
GIFT OF THE NILE
By Dale Mackenzie Brown

Photos, from top: Pompeii's Imperial Cult Building (Giovanni Lattanzi); musician figurine from West Mexican tomb (Courtesy Denver Museum of Natural History); clay figurine from shaft tomb in West Mexico (Los Angeles County Museum of Art)

September/October 1997 | January/February 1998

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