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Table of Contents Volume 49 Number 1, January/February 1996

2. In This Issue
A special section reports on the peopling of Europe, 780,000-year-old human fossils from Spain, Levantine Neandertals, and two-million-year-old hominid fossils from China. By Peter A. Young

6. From The President
The TV Challenge
What in the World, a 1950s television program about archaeology, set a standard that producers of current television shows about archaeology would do well to emulate. By Stephen L. Dyson

10. Letters
Archaeology and the 104th Congress; Flawed Plug; Tee Hee, Lugnano; Mighty Lepcis; Homesick for Libya; The Excitement of Discovery

14. Insight
Crisis in Near Eastern Studies?
American archaeologists in the Levant are an endangered species, according to one distinguished scholar. By James Wiseman

22. Newsbriefs
Pharos Sculpture Recovered, La Salle Ship Sighted, New Digs in Rome, Calvert's Heirs Claim Schliemann Treasure, Mesopotamian Family Crypt, Andean Icewoman, Herod's Temple Base Found, Siberian Mummy Flap, Field Notes

The Peopling of Eurasia

Steinheim Skull.html 36. The First Europeans
Isolated from populations in Africa and the Near East, archaic Homo sapiens evolved into Neandertals. By Jean-Jacques Hublin

45. Treasure of the Sierra Atapuerca
A mountain range in northern Spain yields a cornucopia of human remains, including the world's oldest known burials. By Paul G. Bahn

49. Neandertals of the Levant
A baby's burial sheds light on the development and behavior of the species. By Erella Hovers, Yoel Rak, and William H. Kimbel

51. The First Asians
A cave in China yields evidence of the earliest migration out of Africa. By Roy Larick and Russell Ciochon

54. The Mahdia Masterpieces
German scholars restore a shipwreck's prize Greek sculptures. By Beryl Barr-Sharrar

60. Laboring in the Fields of the Lord
The Franciscan missions of seventeenth-century Florida enabled Spain to harness the energies of tens of thousands of native people. By Jerald T. Milanich

70. At the Museums
The American Experience in Egypt
A retrospective chronicles two centuries of exploration. By Terence Walz

79. Letter from Nevis
Where the Past Serves the Present
For the Caribbean island of Nevis, tourism and historic preservation go hand in hand. By Andrew L. Slayman

85. Books
The Search for Human Origins
A portrait of the Leakey family, warts and all. Ancestral Passions: The Leakey Family and the Quest for Humankind's Beginnings, by Virginia Morrell (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995). Reviewed by Brian Fagan

91. Multimedia
Creative Offerings from Time Life
A ten-part series offers informative, at times overwrought, impressions of ancient cultures. Time Life's Lost Civilizations (New York: Time Life Video & Television, 1995). Reviewed by Ricardo J. Elia

98. Further Reading

100. Forum
Bottle Brigade
New York's bottle hunters dig up Brooklyn's backyards. By Matthew J. Belson

Illustrations: 36. Pre-Neandertal skull, probably female, from Steinheim, Germany, is dated ca. 250,000 years ago. Photo: Jean-Jacques Hublin. 60. Pedro Menéndez de Avilés, founder of La Florida, believed converting natives to Catholicism would ensure loyal subjects. Photo: Conde de Revilla Gigedo and University Press of Florida.

No earlier issues are available online. | March/April 1996

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