HOUSE • THE ENIGMAS OF CASAS GRANDES • A MEGAFAUNAL MYSTERY

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    THE VESTIGES OF NORTHERN SLAVERY
    Archaeology is reminding us that the Northern states engaged in slavery.
    BY DAVID MALAKOFF
    page 38

    THE GRAND ENIGMAS OF CASAS GRANDES
    Archaeologists disagree about the creation and purpose of this huge settlement.
    BY TAMARA STEWART
    page 12

    THE MYSTERY OF THE MEGAFAUNA
    Roughly 70 percent of North America’s large mammal species went extinct some 11,500 years ago. Who, or what, is to blame?
    BY ALEXANDRA WITZE
    page 19

    THIS VERY OLD HOUSE
    The discovery of an ancient house in southwestern Colorado is challenging the conventional wisdom about the Folsom culture.
    BY CATHERINE DOLD
    page 26

    SEARCHING FOR 17TH-CENTURY MAINE
    Maine’s historical record during this period is sparse, so archaeologist Tad Baker is working to fill in the blanks.
    BY DAVID HOLZMAN
    page 32