18.1 Spring 2014

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    American Archaeology Magazine Spring 2014
    COVER FEATURE: AN EXAMINATION OF THE HISTORIC TRADE

    BY JULIAN SMITH

    Archaeologists have been puzzled by the elaborate marine shell ornaments that have been found at many 17th- and 18th-century sites. A recent study offers answers as to who made them and why.

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    THE THREAT OF CLIMATE CHANGE

    BY MIKE TONER

    Archaeological sites are being threatened by rising sea levels, wild fires, and severe drought.

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    A BOY'S LIFE

    BY DAVID MALAKOFF

    DNA extracted from 24,000-year-old remains in Russia show a connection between Eurasians and modern Native Americans.

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    REVEALING THE DEEP PAST

    BY TAMARA STEWART

    Since it was first excavated in the 1930s, Blackwater Draw has yielded information about life in ancient times.

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    READY FOR RESEARCH

    BY PAULA NEELY

    Projects conducted on the The Archaeological Conservancy’s preserves have made important contributions to the field.

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