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Table of Contents Volume 51 Number 2, March/April 1998

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In This Issue

From the President

Insight
The Death of Innocents: The Luxor Massacre
by James Wiseman

LETTER FROM AUSTIN
Scholars Honor Linda Schele.
by Angela M.H. Schuster

At the Museums
Rome's Unsung Artisans
by Angela M.H. Schuster

BooksFULL TEXT!
The Blooming of Historical Archaeology
by Mary C. Beaudry

Multimedia
Real Excavators: Hollywood Archaeology
by Jon Solomon

Forum
The Tabloid Touch
by David Soren

COMING SOON

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Tombs with a View

 

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A Magnificent Mayanist

 

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Cypriot Church Art Found

 

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Cypriot Church Art Found, Endangered Clovis Sites, Accessing Cosquer Cave, Antiquities Scandal, China's Oldest Map, Tunnel Canceled, Unique Terra-Cotta Fragments

THE MANDATE OF HEAVEN
An ability to comprehend celestial patterns was a fundamental requirement for Chinese kingship.
by David W. Pankenier

SAGA OF THE NINEVEH MARBLES
How a spectacular collection of Assyrian sculptures ended up in a nineteenth-century English country manor.
by John Malcolm Russell

THE WORLD'S FIRST CITY
Scholars are once again working at Çatalhöyük in central Anatolia, seeking the origins of urban life.
by Orrin C. Shane, III, and Mine Küçük

TOMBS WITH A VIEW
Burials on a rock ledge high above an Andean lake yield evidence of a people known to have been among the Inka Empire's fiercest enemies.
by Adriana von Hagen and Sonia Guillén

JOURNEY TO JAMESTOWN
After nearly 40 years, archaeologists have returned to the site of the first permanent settlement in the New World.
by Audrey J. Horning

Photos, from top: Chachapoya mummy bundles (Ron Wagter); Linda Schele (© Justin Kerr); sixth-century mosaic (Courtesy Permanent Mission of Cyprus to the United Nations)

January/February 1998 | May/June 1998

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