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Table of Contents Volume 57 Number 1, January/February 2004

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What accounts for our intoxication with things Egyptian?
by Bob Brier


Seeds of Time
How one woman's knack for extracting history from plant remains led to some startling conclusions about ancient people and the environments that sustained them
by Steve Nash

The legacy of North America's French colonists
by Mark Rose

Battles of Cerro Sechín
Do carvings in northern Peru reflect ancient warfare or an Andean ritual practiced to this day?
by Erica Hill

City of Poseidon
A muddy dig in the Corinthian coastal plain yields the remains of an ancient Greek city swallowed by the sea
by Tom Gidwitz

Osceola's Head
Close encounters with a famed Seminole chief
by Jerald T. Milanich

Further Reading


In This Issue
Perfect to a Fault
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Happy Birthday, AIA!
by Jane C. Waldbaum


Building Trust in Iraq full
Manhattan assistant district attorney and Marine Corps colonel Matthew Bogdanos on tracking down the looted artifacts of the Iraq National Museum


Letter From Switzerland: Theme Park of the Gods
A theme park in the heart of the Swiss Alps celebrates ancient achievements as the handiwork of aliens
by Eric A. Powell

On the Cover: A sphinx guards the mausoleum of merchant-prince F.W. Woolworth (1852-1919), who made a fortune with his five-and-dime stores. Like Woolworth, many of New York's wealthiest were buried at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Bronx and chose monuments with Egyptian architectural and sculptural styles. (©Douglas Keister/

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