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Table of Contents Volume 57 Number 6, November/December 2004

The full texts of newsbriefs, reviews, and selected longer articles are available online; abstracts of other departments and features are also available.


The Forgotten Realm of Alexander
A poor former Soviet republic lies at the heart of the Macedonian conqueror's story
by Kristin M. Romey


The Alchemist's Lab
Despite efforts to turn lead into gold, the average sixteenth-century alchemist was probably more scientist than magician
by Jennifer Pinkowski

Beer of Kings
Great pots of potent brew marked royal rituals in Peru
by William H. Isbell

The Trouble with Blood
A modern chef takes on the challenge of ancient cooking
by Julie Powell

Utah's Ancient Ones
Closely guarded ruins on a cattle ranch may unlock the secrets of a Great Basin culture
by Melissa Sanford

Space: The Final [Archaeological] Frontier full
The notion of archaeological research and heritage management in space is an idea whose time has arrived.
by P.J. Capelotti


From the President
Talking Turkey
Food for thought this Thanksgiving
by Jane C. Waldbaum

In This Issue
Matters of Taste
by Peter A. Young


Lucy Turns Thirty full

Paleoanthropologist Donald Johanson reflects on Lucy's legacy 30 years after the famous hominid's discovery


Letter From Ludlow
Colorado Coalfield Massacre

Excavators uncover chilling evidence of a brutal assault during a 1914 miners' strike
by Randall McGuire

On the Cover: Alexander the Great fought the Persian king Darius at the Battle of Issus in 333 B.C., a great confrontation depicted in this mosaic discovered in Pompeii's House of the Faun. One of antiquity's masterpieces, it is thought to be a copy of a now-lost Hellenistic painting. (Erich Lessing/Art Resource)

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