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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 54 Number 5, September/October 2001

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Cave Art Nouveau Rare representations of birds and unknown animals are among Upper Palaeolithic engravings recently discovered in Cussac Cave in southern France.
Working-class Stiffs The earliest evidence for mummification in Egypt has been found in a cemetery of working-class inhabitants at Hierakonpolis.
Brahmin Blood Researchers have studied genetic data of 250 unrelated men from the eight social castes of southern India.
Fertility Figure Found A fertility figurine was discovered in a 6,000-year-old burial chamber near Tel Aviv.
Marathon Blunder The head of the Greek Archaeological Service has requested that the Olympic water-sports complex under construction at Marathon be moved farther south.
Ritual Raccoon Archaeologist Maureen Basedow unearthed a curious burial in a late-eighteenth-century slave cabin.
Lucky Horseshoe? A 2,600-year-old-necklace was recently discovered by a beachcomber near Trondenes, Norway.
More Bones, More Claims Debate over whose fossils represent our earliest ancestor continues, the newest contender being 5.2-5.8-million-year-old fossils found between recently in Ethiopia.
Old Canuck No Kennewick Man DNA study now under way in British Columbia may identify the modern descendants of a 500-year-old man.
The El Niño Effect Researchers analyzing mollusk shells recovered from middens along the Peruvian coast believe they have found a link between the abandonment of early centers in the region.
Miami Circle Dead Excavation in a park 800 feet from the controversial Miami Circle has revealed a cemetery dating from about 500 B.C. to A.D. 500.
Yankee Slavery Evidence of African burial customs has been found on an eighteenth-century plantation in southeastern Connecticut.
Nuts Crack Date Radiocarbon dating of burnt hazelnut shells makes Cramond the earliest dated settlement in Scotland.

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