Archaeology Magazine Archive

A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America

Special Introductory Offer!
Index of Newsbriefs Volume 55 Number 3, May/June 2002

(Click on the title of a newsbrief to see the full text.)

Latest News Check out the latest news from ARCHAEOLOGY Online.
Danger! Do NOT Dig Here Using archaeological sites as historical analogues, the U.S. Department of Energy has designed markers to serve as a standard for future nuclear repositories.
Liberty Bell Basher Pleads Guilty Mitchell Guilliatt has pleaded guilty to damaging an archaeological resource.
From Baghdad With Gold For the first time since before the 1991 Gulf War, Western scholars have been able to marvel first-hand at a spectacular array of 2,800-year-old gold treasures from northern Iraq.
Render Unto Ethiopia... Ethiopian treasures remain in Great Britain despite efforts of the Ethiopian government to have them returned.
Cave Couture A population boom some 40,000 to 50,000 years ago may have given rise to some uniquely modern human behaviors.
Hominids Go Nuts While men in the Levant were out hunting 780,000 years ago, women were busy shelling pistachios and almonds to supplement their diet.
Monumental Art The governor of Utah has announced a campaign to designate the San Rafael Swell a national monument.
Beachfront Bonanza A Precolumbian Taino temple has been found at St. John National Park in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Shooting Up in the Old West A late nineteenth-century syringe has given archaeologists an unprecedented glimpse of health care in the Old West.
Straight Outta Brooklyn A carved stone jaguar head seized by police from a Brooklyn garage in November 1999 is finally going home.
Greek-U.S. Proposition Greece is moving beyond buy-and-bust operations and ad-hoc cooperation between law enforcement agencies in fighting the illicit trade in antiquities.

© 2002 by the Archaeological Institute of America