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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 50 Number 1, January/February 1997

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Origins of Syphilis New studies by paleopathologists Bruce and Christine Rothschild of the Arthritis Center of Northeast Ohio favor a New World origin for syphilis, which has long been debated.
Egyptian Tomb in Israel Discovery of an unusual tomb at Tel Halif in the Negev Desert suggests an early Egyptian colonial presence in southern Israel.
Pakistani Petroglyphs A proposed dam on the Indus River threatens more than 30,000 rock carvings near the village of Chilas in the Karakoram mountain range of northern Pakistan.
Earliest Remains of Genus Homo Paleoanthropologists have discovered a 2.33-million-year-old upper jaw of the genus Homo at Hadar, Ethiopia, pushing back the human time line by more than 400,000 years.
Field Notes Souvaltzi's Permit Revoked, Antinous Statue Found, Madrid Palace Bulldozed, Sardis Head Find, Irish Megalithic Art

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