Vol. 12 No. 1
HOW NORTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURE BEGAN
The birth of agriculture took thousands of years and its effect was profound.
BY JULIAN SMITH
CONTACT AND CONFLICT
Spain established a 16th-century fort in what is now North Carolina, then problems arose.
BY CONSTANCE E. RICHARDS
THE DEVELOPMENT OF GLAZEWARE
Some 700 years ago lead became an essential ingredient in the colorful glassy glazes that potters from Zuni and other New Mexico pueblos used to decorate their wares.
BY DAVID MALAKOFF
A GRAND TRADITION OF MOUND BUILDING
Mound building in the Southeast goes back more than 5,000 years. These remarkable earthen structures serve as proof of the sophistication of the regionís prehistoric peoples.
BY KRISTIN OHLSON
THE DOCUMENTATION DILEMMA
Unpublished research and uncatalogued artifact collections are among the documentation problems hindering the advance of archaeology.
BY WAYNE CURTIS