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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 56 Number 2, March/April 2003

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Chinese Chimes and Chariots More than 2,000 objects were recently recovered from two Warring States period tombs in central China.
Earliest Mesoamerican Writing? Recently found 2,650-year-old inscribed greenstone plaques and a ceramic cylinder seal at an Olmec site have been touted as the earliest evidence for Mesoamerican writing.
Viking Portraits in Stone? A record of a possible Viking raid has been discovered on the island of Inchmarnock off the west coast of Scotland.
Napoleonic Update Forensic pathologists have confirmed that women were among the thousands of Napoleonic troops discovered in Lithuania.
Roman Warship Resurfaces Italian archaeologists recently raised the only Roman warship ever found from the muddy ancient harbor of San Rossore in Pisa.
Empire State's Waterways A recent sonar survey of the Hudson River is finding that one of the legacies of the river as a transportation artery is shipwrecks.
Inner Sanctum Discovery Archaeologists excavating a temple on the Cycladic island of Kythnos have discovered the temple's shrine.
Spying on the Ancients Images taken by Cold War-era spy satellites are being used to help identify ancient roads dating back to the days when Mesopotamia was the cradle of civilization.
More Vesuvius Victims Recent excavations outside Pompeii's city gates have revealed more grim evidence of Mount Vesuvius' most famous eruption.
Big Time Fine For Cave Looter A federal judge has ordered Oregon resident Jack Lee Harelson to pay $2.5 million for destruction of archaeological resources at Elephant Mountain Cave.
Vintage Skulls The oldest human remains found in the Americas were recently "discovered" in the storeroom of Mexico's National Museum of Anthropology.

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