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Departments Volume 52 Number 1, January/February 1999

In This Issue
Rescuing the Past
The environmental perils facing Knossos are echoed the world over.
by Peter A. Young
From the President
A Romantic Notion
Our goal must be to mitigate damage and perhaps to refrain from excavating certain sites altogether.
by Nancy C. Wilkie
Insight
The Muse Within Us
Poetic visions of the past
by James Wiseman
Books
Neolithic Noah
Are the claims of two geologists all wet? (Noah's Flood: The New Scientific Discoveries About the Event that Changed History, William Ryan and Walter Pitman. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1998).
Reviewed by Mark Rose (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's bookstore for the latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Ötzi's New Home
The 5,000-year-old Iceman goes on exhibit in Bolzano, Italy.
by Neil Asher Silberman (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Multimedia
Simulated Caesars
Civilization III (Sid Meier. Microprose Software, Inc., 1996); Age of Empires (Ensemble Studios. Microsoft, Inc., 1997); and Caesars III (David Lester. Sierra Online, Inc., 1998).
reviewed by Nicholas Nicastro.
Forum
Faux Maya
Xcaret, an eco-archaeological park near Cancún, Mexico, aims to entertain visitors through education.
by Angela M.H. Schuster.

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