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Table of Contents Volume 59 Number 2, March/April 2006

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


Ages of Albania
The ruins at Butrint reflect an extraordinary history, from the rise of the Iron Age to the fall of the Iron Curtain
by Jarrett A. Lobell


Artful Surgery exclusive!
Greek archaeologists discover evidence of a skilled surgeon who practiced centuries before Hippocrates
by Anagnostis P. Agelarakis

The Little Colony That Couldn't
A short-lived settlement founded in Maine in 1607 could have changed the course of American history--if only it had survived
by Tom Gidwitz

The Mystery of Unknown Man E
Was a mummy found in less-than-royal wrappings a disgraced prince who plotted to murder his father, Ramesses III
by Bob Brier

Hitler's Willing Archaeologists
How the SS perverted the Paleolithic record to support Nazi ideology
by Heather Pringle


In This Issue
A Question of Evidence
by Peter A. Young

From the President
Honoring a Rare Team full
Joe and Maria Shaw awarded the AIA's Gold Medal
by Jane C. Waldbaum

Nero's Golden Palace closes again, Shock and Awe in Mesopotamia, the oldest Maya writing, knocking back beers at Luxor, and Paleolithic Hong Kong

Museums on Trial full

How will a highly charged trial affect shady museum-acquisition practices?

Neandertal crooners, rethinking ancient Jewish art, the Getty Villa reopens, archaeology's a real downer, was the Oracle of Delphi high?, and editors' picks

Letter From China
The Search for Peking Man

The famous fossils are still MIA, but does Chinese paleontology miss them?
by Jake Hooker

On the Cover: This head from a statue of the Empress Livia, wife of Augustus (r. 27 B.C.-A.D. 14), was part of an imperial portrait group excavated at Butrint, Albania, in 1928. It was stolen in 1992 but recovered a year later. It now forms the centerpiece of the new Butrint museum, opened in 2005. (Photograph courtesy Butrint Foundation)

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