18.2 Summer 2014

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    American Archaeology Magazine Summer 2014, Vol. 18 No. 2

    COVER FEATURE: HOLY SMOKE

    BY DAVID MALAKOFF

    Archaeologists are examining the pivitol role tobacco has played in Native American culture.

    page 12


    THE SIGNIFICANCE OF SALT

    BY TAMARA STEWART

    By considering ethnographic evidence, researchers have arrived at a new interpretation of archaeological data from the Verde Salt Mine, which speaks of the importance of salt to Native Americans.

    page 19


    ON THE TRAIL OF FLORIDA'S INDIAN HERITAGE

    BY SUSAN LADIKA
    A trip through the Tampa Bay area reveals some of Florida’s rich history.

    page 25


    ROCK ART REVOLATIONS?

    BY ALEXANDRA WITZE

    Can rock art tell us as much about the first Americans as stone tools?

    page 33


    THE HERO TWINS IN THE MIMBRES REGION

    BY MARC THOMPSON, PATRICIA A. GILMAN, AND KRISTINA C. WYCKOFF
    Researchers believe the Mimbres people of the Southwest painted images from a Mesoamerican creation story on their pottery.

    page 38

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