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American Archaeology Magazine Summer 2016 is now available!

  • COVER: This Late Classic (a.d. 750 – 850) jar likely contained perishable food that the Maya offered to their gods in hopes that the gods would reciprocate with rain. The jar was found in situ in Actun Tunichil Muknal Cave in Belize.
  • Credit: Jaime Awe

Articles:

A TIME OF DESPERATION BY KRISTIN OHLSON
Evidence in Belizean caves reveals how the Maya pleaded with their gods to end a drought that coincided with their collapse.

THE MYSTERY OF THE FORT ANCIENT TRANSFORMATION BY LINDA VACCARIELLO
At the beginning of the 15th century the Fort Ancient peoples’ lifestyles underwent profound changes.

SEEING ARCHAEOLOGICAL WONDERS IN OUR NATIONAL PARKS BY TAMARA STEWART
A tour of five parks and monuments provides a sample of what the National Park System has to offer.

THE STORY OF HOLY GROUND BY MIKE TONER
Having found a 19th-century battle site that was lost for two centuries, archaeologists are finding out what took place there.

THE ACT THAT CHANGED ARCHAEOLOGY BY WAYNE CURTIS
The National Historic Preservation Act turns 50.

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