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Table of Contents Volume 51 Number 5, September/October 1998

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In This Issue

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Backflap Sting, To Farm, or Not to Farm, New Skull from Eritrea, Gettysburg Battle, Gansu Getaway, Colonial Dry Spell, Digging Old Brooklyn, Taíno Finds, Maya Past Protected

From the President

Insight
Reforming Academia
by James Wiseman

Multimedia
Decades of Make Believe
by Jon Solomon

At the Museums
Tarnished Reputations
by Ellen Herscher

Books
Readings in American Archaeology
by Gordon R. Willey

Re-examining Prehistory
by Colin Renfrew

Forum
Remembering 1948
by John L. Cotter

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The New Maya

 

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50 Years of Discovery

 

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The Not-So-Dark Ages

 

FIFTY YEARS OF DISCOVERYFULL TEXT!
How archaeology has reconfigured the human past
by Brian Fagan

DIGGING IN THE LAND OF THE BIBLE
Our understanding of the Israelites, Canaanites, and other biblical peoples has been transformed beyond recognition.
by Neil Asher Silberman

THE NEW MAYA
Having dispelled the myth of a model society led by gentle priest-kings, scholars are piecing together a fresh picture of the rise and fall of a complex civilization.
by T. Patrick Culbert

RETHINKING MODERN HISTORY
Historical archaeology has critically altered our understanding of colonization, the growth of cities, and the lives of disenfranchised people.
by Kathleen Deagan

THE NOT-SO-DARK AGES
The post-Roman world was considerably more vibrant than we've been led to believe.
by Richard Hodges

Photos, from top: Nineteenth-century rendering of the Castillo at Chichén Itzá; discoveries from the past 50 years (Monica Stevenson); monastery at San Vincenzo al Volturno (Courtesy Richard Hodges)

July/August 1998 | November/December 1998

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