We are pleased to announce the release of the new Winter 2017 issue of Popular Archaeology Magazine. This issue features new discoveries and restoration related to fascinating ancient Roman sites from Turkey to the United Kingdom, as well as new discoveries at a promising ancient Maya site in Belize and a soon-to-be-published feature article about an emerging early Paleo-Indian site in Florida that may hold clues to a human presence more than 13,000 years ago. Following is a list of the articles featured in this issue:
1. On the Frontier of an Empire (Premium Article)
The Roman fort of Vindolanda in northern England has revealed a fascinating glimpse into the personal lives of people on the cusp between Imperial Rome and indigenous British tribes.
2. The Rise and Fall of a Maya Polity (Premium Article)
Excavations are beginning to provide clues to understanding the rise of divine kingship, urbanization, and collapse at an ancient Maya site in Belize.
COMING SOON: A Pleistocene smoking gun in southeast Florida hints at a human presence pre-dating the oldest defined Paleo-Indian culture in North America.
4. A Pharaoh’s Nautical Tomb (Public Access)
Archaeologists have uncovered an ancient Egyptian nautical theme and the remains of a funerary boat in a pharaonic tomb deep in the desert at Abydos.
5. Restoring the Glory (Public Access)
A great ancient monumental agora in the mountains of Turkey is set to rise like a phoenix from its ruins.
6. When in Rome: The Stadium of Domitian (Premium Article)
Archaeological excavations and restoration have made it possible for us to walk through ancient Rome’s first major monumental sports venue.
7. Digging Deeper (Public Access)
A 21st Century Interpretation of Britain’s only known Roman Circus
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This richly illustrated issue includes the following stories: Recent findings shedding new light on the whereabouts of the remains of Philip of Macedon, father of Alexander the Great; how an archaeologist-sculptor is bringing bones of the dead back to life; archaeologists uncovering town life at the dawn of civilization; an exclusive interview with internationally acclaimed archaeologist James M. Adovasio about what makes the Meadowcroft Rockshelter prominent in the ongoing search for the first Americans; what archaeologists are finding at the site of the ancient city of Gath, the home town of the biblical Philistine giant, Goliath; and how scientists are redrawing the picture of human evolution in Europe. Find it on Amazon.com.