Vol. 12 No. 1 | Spring 2008

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    HOW NORTH AMERICAN AGRICULTURE BEGAN
    The birth of agriculture took thousands of years and its effect was profound.
    BY JULIAN SMITH
    page 19

    CONTACT AND CONFLICT
    Spain established a 16th-century fort in what is now North Carolina, then problems arose.
    BY CONSTANCE E. RICHARDS
    page 12

    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
    page 27

    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 region’s prehistoric peoples.
    BY KRISTIN OHLSON
    page 32

    THE DOCUMENTATION DILEMMA
    Unpublished research and uncatalogued artifact collections are among the documentation problems hindering the advance of archaeology.
    BY WAYNE CURTIS
    page 39