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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 55 Number 2, March/April 2002

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Move Over, Pompeii One of the world's best-preserved Bronze Age villages has been found at Nola, Italy, a few miles from Vesuvius.
Cashing in on the Colosseum A controversial plan to privatize management of Rome's Colosseum and the Pompeii archaeological site has now become law.
Stonehenge Scheme in Question English Heritage, the National Trust, and the Highways Agency have created a plan to eliminate one road, relocate another underground, and create a new visitors' center at Stonehenge.
Miami Dolphin Archaeologists have discovered a dolphin skull interred at the Miami Circle.
First New World Synagogue Rediscovered A Jewish museum and cultural center has been built in Recife, Brazil, on the site of the first synagogue established in the Americas.
Out of Africa--with Worms The latest tapeworm research suggests a time frame for human migration out of Africa.
More TB in Peruvian Mummies A recent X-ray study of Chachapoya mummies from north-central Peru revealed the prevalence of a spinal infection that bears a strong resemblance to tuberculosis.
When Peoria was French Few outside of Illinois know that Peoria had its beginnings in the late 1700s as a humble French agricultural outpost.
Why Urn Fields Went Fallow Bad dirt is the reason behind a shift in burial practices in the southern Netherlands.
Saving a Civil War Prison Development is threatening Johnson's Island Prisoner of War Depot, a Civil War prison camp for Confederate officers in Ohio.
Cudgel Culture Discovery of a copper cudgel in central Russia proves a long-suspected link between the Yamnaya people of the steppe and the tribes that migrated to India.
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