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In This Issue
The New Archaeology
Marshaling an array of expertise
by Peter A. Young
From the President
A Coin's True Worth
More can be learned from finds whose context was recorded than from unprovenienced and often looted hoards sold by coin dealers.
by Stephen L. Dyson
The Death of Innocents: The Luxor Massacre
The massacre last November at the Temple of Hatshepsut captured the world's attention because of the number of victims, the horrific accounts of the survivors, and the savagery of the assailants.
by James Wiseman.
The Blooming of Historical Archaeology
A compendium of the most influential books in the field
Reviewed by Mary C. Beaudry. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Rome's Unsung Artisans
Artisans of Ancient Rome: Production into Art, an exhibiton at the Newark Museum through December 31, is reviewed by Angela M.H. Schuster. (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Reel Excavators: Hollywood Archaeology
A Treasure Hard to Attain: Images of Archaeology in Popular Film with a Filmography by David Howard Day (203 pages. Lanham, MD, and London: The Scarecrow Press, Inc., 1997. $42.50. ISBN 0-8108-3171-6. Call 1-800-462-6420 to order.) Suggesting that "screen images...may be used as a mirror by which archaeologists may derive a fresh (and unsuspected) glimpse of themselves," Day sets out to contrast "reel" with "real" archaeology. Reviewed by Jon Solomon.
The Tabloid Touch
Ever wonder how the racier tabloids get their cover stories, those with headlines that scream "Goliath's Skull Found in Holy Land," "Ten Commandments Found in Israel," "Prophecies Found in Ancient Sphinx"?
by David Soren.

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