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Index of Newsbriefs Volume 52 Number 6, November/December 1999

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Chariots Grounded at Paris Airport Two Celtic chariot tombs have been uncovered at Paris' airport.
Oldest Musical Instruments Still Play a Tune Chinese researchers have recovered six bone flutes dating from 8,000 to 9,000 years ago, the world's oldest complete, playable, multinote musical instruments.
Case of the Curious Cranium A rare cranium of a Homo erectus from Java has been found among a collection of curiosities sold to a Manhattan boutique.
Harvard's Skull and Bones Construction workers at Harvard University found a large collection of human bones, some of which had been sawed in half.
Arhats Return Home Clay sculptures of 18 arhats, whose heads had been stolen and later recovered, were reconsecrated by a Buddhist priest.
Corinth Loot Found Under Fresh Fish Artifacts stolen from the Museum of Ancient Corinth have been recovered from a warehouse in Florida.
Surprise Finds on the Steppes Excavations in Russia have demonstrated that the traditional Western view of the Eurasian steppes is incorrect.
Spain's Day in Court A federal judge in Virginia ruled that Spain was the rightful owner of a frigate that sank in 1802.
Say It with Clay Balls Twenty baked clay balls may represent a heretofore unknown record-keeping system in ancient Mesopotamia.
Sunken City Found A joint Georgian-American expedition has recovered artifacts that they believe establish the location of Phasis.
Buttons and Breeches Archaeology at Monticello is opening the closet door on the clothing of enslaved Africans.
Taíno Stilt Village The remains of as many as 40 Taíno houses have been found on Cuba's north coast.
Sand Creek Massacre The site of the Sand Creek Massacre has finally been pinpointed after a century of dispute over its location.

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