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Top 10 Discoveries of 2009
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ARCHAEOLOGY's editors reveal the year's most compelling stories

Stone Age India
Does evidence buried by a super-volcano redraw the map of human migration?
by Samir S. Patel

Turkish Delights
Byzantine mosaics revealed
by Marco Merola

Trophy Skulls and Beer
Unearthing the source of an Andean empire's power
by Andrew Curry

First Minoan Shipwreck
An unprecedented find off the coast of Crete
by Eti Bonn-Muller


From the President
Recognizing Excellence
The AIA establishes a new award for popular books
by C. Brian Rose

In This Issue
India's Deep Past
by Peter A. Young

Coping with leprosy in Hawaii, the Navajo-Alaska connection, and a Maya Stimulus Plan

From the Trenches
Ardipithecus walks into history, wooden models of ancient Egypt, love goddess cache, Bluestonehenge, spying on the Ottoman Empire, the oldest submerged city, minesweepers in Afghanistan, Copper Age Europe, Nazca ecocide, Caribbean coffee plantation, the first fibers, and going Goth in Gloucester

Conversation full text Full text!
A Malagasy archaeologist talks about the connections between rituals at Stonehenge and ancestor worship in Madagascar

The controversy surrounding a remote Bronze Age settlement in Iran that may have been part of the world's first globalized economy
by Andrew Lawler

Defaced coins tell the story of the final Jewish rebellion against Roman rule

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