Vol. 58 / No. 1

By: Kate Murphy and Cynthia Susalla

Secrets of Ancient Magic: The Power of Spells, Curses, & Omens

In ancient Egypt, Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome, practitioners of magic exploited symbolic words, images, and rituals to achieve desired outcomes […]

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Vol. 57 / No. 2

By: Stuart D. Scott

Mrs. Scaife & The Jade Mask: A Memoir of Tikal

On the warm spring morning of March 5, 1959, as the sun first appeared over the tiered rainforest canopy of […]

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Vol. 56 / No. 2

By: Janet Simon

From the Archives: The Old Guatemala Trotters: A Friendship Deepened through War

This is the story of two individuals drawn together through their work in Maya archaeology, who later developed a friendship […]

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Vol. 56 / No. 2

By: Simon Martin

Reports from the Field: City of the Serpent Kings: Calakmul, Mexico

If you were to fly low over the forests of southeastern Mexico, about 35 km from the border with Guatemala, […]

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Vol. 55 / No. 3

By: Lucy Fowler Williams

Native American Voices Today: From the Guest Editor

This special issue of Expedition is an extension of our new exhibition, Native American Voices: The People—Here and Now, and […]

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Vol. 55 / No. 3

By: Joseph R. Aguilar

Researching the Pueblo Revolt of 1680

On August 10, 1680, the Pueblo people, along with their Navajo and Apache allies, orchestrated what is arguably the most […]

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Vol. 55 / No. 2

By: Ellen E. Bell

Portrait – Remembering Robert J. Sharer (1940-2012)

Dr. Robert J. Sharer was the Sally and Alvin Shoemaker Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and […]

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Vol. 54 / No. 3

By: Alessandro Pezzati

The Accidental Mayanist: Tatiana Proskouriakoff

Of all the brilliant minds that have lit up the firmament of ancient Maya studies, there is none that arouses […]

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Vol. 54 / No. 2

By: Peter D. Harrison

A Marvel of Maya Engineering: Water Management at Tikal

Maya structures are often described as great feats of engineering. Perhaps no site in the Maya Lowlands illustrates this more […]

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Vol. 54 / No. 1

By: Robert Sharer

Copan Altar Q

Altar Q was dedicated by Copan’s 16th ruler, Yax Pasaj Chan Yopaat in 776 CE. The four sides of this […]

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