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In This Issue
Voices Near and Far
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Lure of the Deep
by Nancy C. Wilkie


Special Report: Hope Amid the Carnage
As conflict rages, Palestinians and Israelis join forces to protect endangered sites.
by Sandra Scham

Conversations: Facing the Sea
Archaeologist Barry Cunliffe turns his back on Europe.
by Christine Finn

Letter from Britain:
Hunting for Treasure

Archaeologists and metal detectorists reconcile conflicting interests in a shared past.
by Neil Brodie


Cover Story

Myths & Monsters
Decoding ritual images of a mysterious ancient American religion
by Alex W. Barker


On the Cover: An effigy figure from Spiro Mounds wears masks in the shape of human heads as earrings. Photo by Steven Foster, Courtesy of The University Museum, University of Arkansas.


The House that Tweed Built
After spending $85 million to restore a historic courthouse, New York is poised to cover up much of the work, while dismissing evidence of the city's past exposed during the renovation.
by Colleen P. Popson

Jewel of the Indian Ocean
With the end of a 25-year civil war, scholars and tourists return to explore Sri Lanka's Buddhist heritage.
by Nancy C. Wilkie

Sailing into Egypt's Past
Does a celebration of Luxor's patron saint echo ancient pharaonic traditions?
by Shelley Wachsmann

City of Victory
Colchester tussles with the legacy of Britain's warrior queen.
by Kristin M. Romey

Mammoth for Dinner
A tasty debate about early humans in Ice Age Wisconsin
by Susan Kepecs

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