Vol. 8 No. 2 | Summer 2004

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    EMERGENCY ARCHAEOLOGY
    Researchers at Shiloh National Military Park excavate a mound that is eroding into the Tennessee River.
    BY MICHAEL FINGER
    page 30

    UNEARTHING THE COMPLEX HISTORY OF THE IROQUOIS
    Archaeologist William Finlayson is investigating the Rife site near Toronto, Canada. This is one of roughly 90 Iroquoian sites he’s investigated.
    BY STEVE FEATHERSTONE
    page 12

    DECIPHERING MAYA HIEROGLYPHS
    It took scholars decades to decipher these complex hieroglyphs, a feat that has been called one of the great intellectual achievements of our time.
    BY JOHN MONTGOMERY
    page 18

    EXPLORING THE ARCHAEOLOGY OF GEORGIA AND ALABAMA
    Our summer travel special takes you to a number of fascinating places.
    BY JIM AUCHMUTEY
    page 23

    FOSTERING FIRST AMERICAN RESEARCH
    The Center for the Study of the First Americans is making a significant contribution to the knowledge of the earliest inhabitants of the Americas.
    BY CLAIRE POOLE
    page 39