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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 51 Number 3, May/June 1998

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Mirrors to Japanese History Archaeologists have recovered 33 bronze mirrors from a third-century A.D. burial mound in central Japan.
Statue Snatched from the Sea A bronze statue, perhaps a representation of Aeolus, the wind god, has been found by Italian fishermen.
Twilight of the Clans Excavations at the birthplace of Scottish heroine Flora MacDonald yield evidence of social change in Scotland.
First Mariners New dates from excavations on the Indonesian island of Flores prove that Homo erectus was able to cross open waters more than 800,000 years ago.
Ancient Cityscape A fresco depicting an ancient city has been discovered at the Baths of Trajan in Rome.
Thessaloniki Brothel A first-century B.C. brothel, baths, and tavern have been found in Greece.
Remapping Angkor An aerial imaging system has yielded new data about the origins and development of the Khmer site.
Cahokia Surprise Drilling in the the western side of Cahokia's Monks Mound in an effort to stabilize it led to the discovery of a stone layer, possibly some kind of ritual platform, 40 feet beneath the surface of the mound's second terrace.
Gold Goes Home The U.S. Customs Service has returned to Costa Rica 69 Precolumbian artifacts seized from smugglers.
Iceman Returns to Italy The 5,300-year-old frozen remains of the Neolithic Iceman have been returned to Italy.
Copán Tomb Looted The tomb of a queen at the ancient Maya City of Copán in western Honduras was looted this past February.
Ghoulish Boutique A Manhattan store owner faces up to $600,000 in fines for selling Indian skeletal remains in violation of the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and animal remains in violation of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species, the Endangered Species Act, and the Migratory Bird Treaty Act.

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