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Table of Contents Volume 58 Number 2, March/April 2005

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


Thracian Gold Fever
Archaeologist and showman Georgi Kitov's spectacular discoveries raise questions about managing Bulgaria's past
by Matthew Brunwasser


Last Great Capital of the Maya
by Susan Milbrath

Freeing Captive History
The hunt for evidence of slavery in the North
by Tom Gidwitz

The Lost Goddess of Israel
by Sandra Scham

The Polynesian Connection
Did ancient Hawaiians teach California Indians how to make ocean-going canoes?
by Blake Edgar

Queen of the Novel
Eminent scholar and best-selling author Barbara Mertz holds forth on the wonders of the Nile
by Mark Rose


From the President
Call of the Sea full
A tribute to a master of maritime studies
by Jane C. Waldbaum

In This Issue
No End of Surprises
by Peter A. Young

Special Report
Did Thames Wreck Take on the Armada? full

by David Keys

Human sacrifice at Teotihuacan, Britain's Roman racetrack, scanning Tut, the world's oldest flute, squirrels menace ruins, and more

Forgery Fallout full

Eric Meyers on how the recent flurry of faked artifacts will change the face of biblical archaeology

Hieroglyphic homework, Tolkien's ancient inspiration, playing a Roman general, Iraq's Chinese ties, Middle-America's wonders, and editors' picks

Letter From Alaska
Aleuts and the Sea

Archaeology is helping to make a difference in the lives of Aleut fishermen
by Herbert Maschner and Katherine Reedy-Maschner

On the Cover: This masterfully cast bronze head, severed from a full-length statue and buried in a pit more than two millennia ago, may portray the powerful Thracian king Seuthes III, who ruled in what is now Bulgaria in the late fourth and early third centuries B.C. (© Raphaël Gaillarde/Gamma)

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