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In This IssueImages of Lower Manhattanby Peter A. Young
From the PresidentThe Need to Travelby Nancy C. Wilkie
Commentary:Letters from TroyA surgeon's letters from Troy offer new insights into the character of Heinrich Schliemann.
by David A. Traill and Paul C. Appleton
On the Cover: An effigy pot from the Casas Grandes region depicts a shaman smoking a pipe to induce a trance for his flight
to the spirit world. Photo by Brian Kanof.
Flight of the ShamanExquisite painted pots from the
Casas Grandes region depict journeys
to the spirit world. by Christine S. VanPool
Beyond Ground ZeroTaking stock of Lower Manhattan's endangered heritage
by by Eric A. Powell
Pioneers of the BajoJungle surveyors in Guatemala uncover the breadbasket of the Maya world.by Tom Gidwitz
Digging the FantasticalMedieval dumps yield the everyday items found in Hieronymus Bosch's enigmatic paintings. But what about that walking bagpipe?by Theo Toebosch
Celtic SacrificeGrim deposits of butchered bones attest ritual slaughter by Galatians at Gordion.
by Jeremiah R. Dandoy, Page Selinsky, and Mary M. Voigt
Motel of the MysteriesUrban archaeology in the
nation's oldest city
by Jerald T. Milanich
November/December 2001 | March/April 2002