Vol. 11 No. 3 | Fall 2007

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    WHAT BECAME OF THE MIMBRES?
    An excavation in southwest New Mexico could answer questions about this fascinating culture.
    BY TIM VANDERPOOL
    page 39

    CLARIFYING AN HISTORIC EVENT
    In 1813 some 250 soldiers and settlers were massacred at Fort Mims. Archaeologists are trying to understand the details.
    BY WAYNE CURTIS
    page 12

    SAVING THE MIRADOR BASIN
    Guatemala’s Mirador Basin and its rich Maya legacy are endangered. Archaeologist Richard Hansen and his supporters have an ambitious plan to save it.
    BY MICHAEL BAWAYA
    page 18

    SIMULATING PREHISTORIC LIFE
    The archaeological record can tell researchers what happened, but not why it happened. Computer simulations could reveal the causes of prehistoric events.
    BY DAVID MALAKOFF
    page 26

    A STORY OF FREEDOM
    How did emancipated slaves make the transition to free men and women? A community archaeology project in Houston is searching for answers.
    BY RACHEL FEIT
    page 32