January/February 2017 Issue

Features From the Issue

  • Features

    Top 10 Discoveries of 2016

    ARCHAEOLOGY’s editors reveal the year’s most compelling finds

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  • Features

    December 7, 1941

    The underwater archaeology of the attack on Pearl Harbor

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    (Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives)
  • Features

    Hoards of the Vikings

    Evidence of trade, diplomacy, and vast wealth on an unassuming island in the Baltic Sea

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    (Gabriel Hildebrand/The Royal Coin Cabinet, Sweden)
  • Features

    Fire in the Fens

    A short-lived settlement provides an unparalleled view of Bronze Age life in eastern England

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    Seeing Beauty in the Mundane

    Looking for traces of a celebrated but unusual artist in suburban Idaho

Letter from Laos

Letter from Laos

A Singular Landscape

New technology is enabling archaeologists to explore a vast but little-studied mortuary complex in war-damaged Laos

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(Jerry Redfern)



Neolithic Snowshoe

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(Courtesy © Provincia Autonoma di Bolzano–Alto Adige, Ufficio Beni Archeologici)

Digs & Discoveries

Off the Grid

Off the Grid January/February 2017

Rogers Island, New York

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(Norman B. Leventhal Map Center Collection, Boston Public Library)

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