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Top 10 Discoveries of 2008
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ARCHAEOLOGY recaps the year's most intriguing stories

Witness to Genocide
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Forensic archaeologists uncover evidence of a secret massacre—and help convict Saddam Hussein of crimes against humanity
by Heather Pringle

Extreme Makeover
How painted bodies, flattened foreheads, and filed teeth made the Maya beautiful
by Mary Miller

Swept Away
Rediscovering the ruins of a medieval British city beneath the North Sea
by Samir S. Patel

Utopia Derailed
How the 1894 Pullman strike ended one magnate's vision of a working-class paradise
by Arthur Melville Pearson

Family Secrets
An Italian CSI unit helps investigate ancient remains found in a third-century A.D. tomb
by Marco Merola


In This Issue
Blood, Sweat, and Tears
by Peter A. Young

From the President
War and Culture
Senate acts to safeguard past during conflicts
by C. Brian Rose

Married to a gladiator, soda vs. beer, eagles and snakes, and not-so-sinister witches

From the Trenches
Lusitania's secret, Neanderthal babies, Egyptian judgment, hallucinating history, Britain's oldest toy, Civilization Revolution, Jack London's ranch, African spirits, armadillo tunnels, earliest tuberculosis, Lenape prophecy, and giant clams

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Celine Rainville talks about how to coach a college atlatl-team, and why undergrads love the ancient spear-throwing tool

Reassessing the Chaco Meridian, one of the most controversial theories about the ancient Southwest

Letter from Macedonia: Owning Alexander
A modern nation makes a contentious claim on the legacy of Alexander the Great
by Matthew Brunwasser

A portable perpetual calendar from a fort in Roman Britain

November/December 2008 | March/April 2009