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In This Issue
Our Fiftieth Birthday
The discoveries published in ARCHAEOLOGY over the last 50 years have transformed our understanding of the past.
by Peter A. Young
From the President
Sea Change in Classical Archaeology
A transition from big digs to sophisticated surveys and salvage archaeology
by Stephen L. Dyson
Reforming Academia
Archaeological advances are poorly reflected in curricula at most American universities.
by James Wiseman
Books Readings in American Archaeology: a quartet of exemplary works, reviewed by Gordon R. Willey

Re-examining Prehistory: books that altered the archaeological landscape, reviewed by Colin Renfrew (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's bookstore for the latest list of new books.)
At the Museums
Tarnished Reputations
Museum acquisition policies remain mired in scandal and controversy.
by Ellen Herscher (Check out ARCHAEOLOGY's latest list of museum exhibitions.)
Decades of Make Believe
Hollywood portraits of the archaeologist as vulnerable romantic or adventure hero, reviewed by Jon Solomon.
Remembering 1948
Gone is the old archaeology of the nonprofessional dilettante bent on retrieving museum quality objects or revealing spectacular tombs and temples.
by John L. Cotter.

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