HOPEWELL: THE ENDURING MYSTERY
Two thousand years after the Ohio Hopewell built immense geometric earthworks, archaeologists struggle to unlock the secrets behind the monuments. Why did the Hopewell construct the earthworks, and how? What rituals and customs united these rural farmers in projects of remarkable engineering?
BY HEATHER PRINGLE
GUARDIANS OF THE PAST
As the artifact trade escalates nationwide, state and federal agencies are using citizen volunteers in the fight to preserve endangered archaeological sites. Looters and vandals beware.
BY BRENDAN DOHERTY
A LOVE FOR THE AGES
Smithsonian archaeologists Dennis Stanford and Margaret Jodry - colleagues, coauthors, and husband and wife - devote their lives to the search for North America's earliest inhabitants.
BY BRUCE GOLDFARB