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Table of Contents Volume 51 Number 6, November/December 1998

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In This Issue

NewsbriefsFULL TEXT!
Early Church at Aqaba, Golden Phiale Appeal, Laozi Debate, Vintage Canal Boats, A Byzantine Plot?, Jinmium Redated, History in the Chapel Cellar, Chauvet Study Begins, Buhl Woman, Kennewick Update 2

From the President

Insight
A Visit to Ancient Glanum
by James Wiseman

Multimedia
Novice in Wonderland
by Jerald T. Milanich

At the Museums
Invisible No More
by Neil Asher Silberman

Books
Unraveling the Qumran Texts
by Eric M. Meyers

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The Prehistoric Pacific

 

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The Star of Bethlehem

 

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History Beneath the Sea

 

THE STAR OF BETHLEHEM
Was it a celestial event, a supernatural phenomenon, or a story made up by Matthew?
by Anthony F. Aveni

A DOOMED PEOPLE
The collapse of the Hohokam at Pueblo Grande
by Michael S. Foster and Tobi Taylor

HISTORY BENEATH THE SEA
The birth of nautical archaeology
by George F. Bass

THE PREHISTORIC PACIFIC
Our understanding of the cultures of Oceania has come a long way since the voyage of Thor Heyerdahl and the evocative tales of James A. Michener.
by John Edward Terrell

Forum
The Elusive Authur
by Richard Hodges

Photos, from top: Festival participant in Papua New Guinea (John E. Terrell); artist's rendering of the Nativity Star (Brian Sullivan); diving off the coast of Uluburun, Turkey (Courtesy the Institute of Nautical Archaeology)

September/October 1998 | January/February 1999

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