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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 57 Number 1, January/February 2004

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Detecting Two Fantastic Finds A remarkable ancient souvenir has been discovered by a metal detectorist in west-central England, according to the Portable Antiquities Scheme.
Chaco's Far-Flung Corn Fields Come to Light Chemical analysis of ancient corncobs found in Chaco Canyon produced more evidence that the Anasazi town there was the powerhouse of a widespread culture.
Make Way for the Old A royal palace dating to the eleventh century A.D. has been found in Hanoi, Vietnam, at the planned location of the Parliament's new building.
Deep-Sea Duel The German sub U-864 has been rediscovered off Norway's west coast.
Move Over Venus Recent excavations for a gas pipeline near the town of Zschernitz in eastern Germany have revealed Central Europe's first Neolithic male statuette.
Kensington Runestone Goes to Sweden The Kensington Runestone, whose authenticity has been in dispute since it was discovered in 1898, has gone on display at Sweden's National Historical Museum.
Albanian Synagogue Surfaces Colorful mosaic pavements and the fifth- or sixth-century A.D. synagogue that housed them were unearthed in the Albanian coastal town of Saranda.
A Puzzling Wreck India's first ancient shipwreck, discovered recently in the coastal town of Kadakkarapally, has archaeologists stumped.
Credit the Greeks! A recent discovery at the site of Morgantina shows that the aboveground barrel vault goes back to the third century B.C. and may have originated in Hellenistic Sicily.

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