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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 57 Number 3, May/June 2004

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Colonizing Cretans Europe's oldest civilization, the Minoans of ancient Crete, were also the continent's first colonialists, according to investigations in Turkey and elsewhere.
Saved by Neglect A unique record of what was probably the first contact between Native Americans and Europeans in central California has been uncovered in central San Francisco.
Vesuvius Victim Italian scientists recently drew from modern digital technology and ancient Roman art to reconstruct the face of a victim of the A.D. 79 Vesuvius eruption.
Skeletons of Seville Spanish archaeologists found four hundred skeletons from the eighteenth century while digging under the floor of Seville's Iglesia del Salvador.
Return of the King The mummy that could be Rameses I was returned last fall to Egypt almost 150 years after it was looted from a tomb in the Valley of the Kings.
Well-Dressed Dead A thousand-year-old mummified woman has been discovered in Nanjing, China.
A Little Too Good British archaeologists excavating the Vindolanda military fort discovered a 2,000-year-old water main that was still functioning.

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