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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 49 Number 2, March/April 1996

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Floods Threaten Thai Monuments The worst floods in more than two decades have inundated sites in northeastern Thailand, including the 600-year-old ruins of Sukothai, the country's first capital.
Repatriation Standoff Eleven tribes are vying for burial rights to more than 1,000 Native American skeletons and accompanying funerary items found in the Tonto National Forest 80 miles northeast of Phoenix.
Rock Art Saved Construction of the Foz Côa Dam, which threatened to inundate more than 150 Palaeolithic engravings in northeastern Portugal, has been halted.
Museum Policy Change The J. Paul Getty Museum has changed its acquisitions policy and will now purchase only antiquities with what it terms well-documented provenance.
Red Sea Wreck Investigation of a 165-foot-long ship that sank after hitting a coral reef off Egypt's Red Sea coast is providing new information about trade in the Ottoman period.
Central African Hominid A 3.0- to 3.5-million-year-old australopithecine jaw discovered in the Central African nation of Chad has prompted a reassessment of early hominid evolution.
Old Mobile Dispute Environmental and historic preservation groups have failed to halt the development of an industrial park near the buried remains of Old Mobile, an early eighteenth-century settlement 25 miles north of present-day Mobile, Alabama.
Field Notes Smuggled Balkan Figurines?; Pensacola Graveyard; Southwestern Archaeology Fetes; Chinese Tomb Find

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