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- The view from 'Atij. Fortin, Michel // Near Eastern Archaeology;Mar1998, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p15
Presents information on archaeology in Atij, Syria. History of Atij; Details on the civilization in Atij; Information on archaeological discoveries in Atij; Examination of politics and government in Syria. INSET: Excavations of the Middle Habur Valley salvage area.
- Research design in archaeology the interdisciplinary perspective. Halpern, Baruch // Near Eastern Archaeology;Mar1998, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p53
Presents information on archaeology. History of archaeology; What is the focus of archaeology; Examination of biblical archaeology; Details on how historical concerns encourage archaeological innovations.
- `Nuzi and the hurrians: Fragments from a forgotten past': A slice of mesopotamian life in the... Greene, Joseph A.; Cline, Eric H. // Near Eastern Archaeology;Mar1998, Vol. 61 Issue 1, p66
Presents information on an exhibition at the Semitic Museum of Harvard University which focused on the archaeology of Nuzi in Iraq. Details on Nuzi being investigated by archaeological expedition from 1927 to 1931; What makes Nuzi an excellent place for studying life in Near Eastern towns of...
- Raider of the lost skull. // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine;7/5/93, Vol. 20 Issue 29, p28
Tells how geological engineer Samir Ghossein of Edmonton found the skull of what he believes is a 195-million-year-old pelagosaurus (water lizard) in North Africa last year. Description of the pelagosaurus, which predated dinosaurs; Other pelagosaurus finds in the world; Ghossein's comments on...
- Eye for artifacts. McPherson, C.G. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p24
Reports that because of the sharp eye of a helicopter tourist five 700-year-old storage jars belonging to the vanished Sinagua indians were discovered. Near Sedona, Arizona, about 1000 feet up a steep cliff; Dated to between 650 and 1400 AD.
- Murder most foul. Bahn, P. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p28
Reports the discovery of the skeleton of a murdered woman which has been found sandwiched between two pieces of tree bark staked to a embankment of London's Thames River. Of indeterminate age; First of it's kind to be found in Britain.
- Bones in the gravel. Hooper, M. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p28
Reports the discovery by a customer of Orton Gravel Co. of North East, Pennsylvania, of human bones in his recent shipment of gravel. Determined by investigation to be the bones of Erie Indians; Dated to the fourteenth century; Company ordered tostop quarrying excavations at the site.
- Shoring up the temple of Athena. Harrington, S.P.M. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p30
Reports on the much-needed face-lift being given the Western world's most characterized monument, the Parthenon in Athens. Repairing 25 centuries of wear; A description of the work being done; A history of the building of the Acropolis. INSET: A mighty mark of Empire (The building of the...
- Destruction of the Taino. Keegan, W.F. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p51
Examines the history of the destruction of the Taino Indians at the hands of the Spanish conquerors. Through both murder and sickness; The discovery of gold; Taino laborers worked to death; The writings of Bartolme de las Casas; The history of Hispaniola. INSET: Death toll..
- Letters from a Roman garrison. Bahn, P. // Archaeology;Jan1992, Vol. 45 Issue 1, p60
Reports on the discovery of a collection of Roman documents by the British archaeologist Robin Birley near Hadrian's Wall in Northern Britain. A letter from home to a soldier written almost 2000 years ago; The oldest surviving evidence of this kind from Britain; Revolutionized our knowledge of...