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In This Issue
Virtual Archaeology
How technology is changing the very nature of archaeological inquiry and enabling us to reconstruct the past. By Peter A. Young
From the President
Lure of the Field
The Archaeological Institute of America's Archaeological Fieldwork Opportunities Bulletin and newly established Undergraduate Archaeological Research Fund help young scholars undertake fieldwork. By Stephen L. Dyson
Letters Readers vs. Agogino, Recipe for Fire, Ancient Egyptian Bread, Word of Caution
Life at the Front
Letters buried at a succession of Roman forts near Hadrian's Wall tell of the concerns and pleasures of ordinary men and women. By James Wiseman
Rotten Apples: Sotheby's and the Antiquities Market
A new book released in Britain and soon to be published in the United States reveals the sleazy dealings inside the world's most famous auction house. Sotheby's: Inside Story. By Peter Watson. 326 pages. London: Bloomsbury Press, 1997. ISBN 0-7475-3443-8. 20.00. (A revised and updated edition, Sotheby's: The Inside Story, will be published by Random House in September. ISBN 0-679-41403-7. $25.00.) Reviewed by Mark Rose. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of new books.)
At the Museum
Cambodia's Khmer Past
An exhibition at Paris' Grand Palais and opening soon at the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., highlights the cultural legacy of a war-torn country. By Ellen Herscher. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Rise of the Hominids
An informative, albeit simplistic, journey through time is presented in Origins of Mankind, a CD-ROM from Maris Multimedia (1996). Distributed by Maxis, Inc., tel. 1-800-33-MAXIS, $39.95. Reviewed by Jean-Jacques Hublin.
An Unsinkable Story
The Titanic saga continues after 85 years in films, books, exhibitions, and on the Broadway stage. By John L. Cotter.

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