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Table of Contents Volume 54 Number 5, September/October 2001

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In This Issue
Learning from Mummies
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Myopia at the Smithsonian
by Nancy C. Wilkie

At Trowel's Edge
by James Wiseman

American Scene
Aim, Fire, Thwock!
by Kristin M. Romey

Gems from the Silk Road
by Shareen Blair Brysac


Hoppin' Hittites, Hector!
by John G. Younger

Birthplace of American Booze
by Eric A. Powell
(see "Celebrating Washington's Distillery")


Cover Story

New Life for the Dead
Atlanta's Emory University unveils a unique collection of Egyptian mummies and decorated coffins.
by Peter Lacovara, Sue D'Auria, and Thérèse O'Gorman

The Case of the Dummy Mummy
Psst!... Hey buddy, wanna buy a falcon?
by Bob Brier


Biblical Iconoclast
Israel Finkelstein tilts with colleagues over the history of Early Iron Age Palestine.
by Haim Watzman

China's Great Enigma
What's inside the unexcavated tomb of Emperor Qin Shihuangdi?
by Erling Hoh

A Peek at the Past
The rise and demise of ARCHAEOLOGY's Victorian predecessor
by Jerald T. Milanich

Timeless Thoroughbred
England's Uffington Horse mystifies scholars and mesmerizes visitors.
by Christine Finn

Flight of the Anasazi
Where did they go after abandoning Mesa Verde? A site in southern New Mexico provides intriguing clues.
by Stephen H. Lekson


On the Cover: A detail from the side of a 21st Dynasty (1070-946 B.C.) coffin at Emory University's Michael C. Carlos Museum, showing the soul of Lady Tahat being led into the Hall of Judgment in the underworld. Photograph by Peter Harholdt.

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