American Archaeology Magazine Winter 2013-14
COVER FEATURE: THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAYED
BY ALEXANDRA WITZE
What did ancient people do once the day’s work was done? They played games.
REINTERPRETING AN ANCIENT ISLAND
BY LINDA MARSA
A research project on California’s Santa Catalina Island is using ethnographic evidence and sophisticated technology to develop new interpretations of the island’s past.
LIFE IN THE WORLD’S LARGEST PRISON CAMP
BY MIKE TONER
Archaeologists are discovering what took place in Camp Lawton, a huge Civil War prison.
WHEN COPPER WAS KING
BY CHRISTIE BLECK
The Cliff Mine in Michigan’s remote Upper Peninsula triggered a copper boom in the mid-19th century. Archaeologists are investigating the mine to understand how it happened.
THE BEST OF HER PROFESSION
BY KRISTIN OHLSON
Linda Cordell excelled at many things during her long career in archaeology.